In 2013, I gave Monarch Building a D rating based on a lack of professionalism and poor quality of work on various aspects of a large home addition and remodel project, including (among others) : insufficient framing crew, poor construction technique on roof requiring architect input to resolve, water leaks in crawl space due to poor plumbing connections, hardwood floor buckling in the large opening between the family room and kitchen because the elevation of the addition foundation and subfloor did not match the existing (has since split and require replacement), poor tile work in a master bathroom shower (have since needed to re-tile floor pan because did not drain properly), and using my tools and bathroom without permission. I ended up firing them and withholding a final payment of $5000 on a $160,000 contract when it became apparent they were not interested in truly correcting the faulty construction I knew about at the time. That was not enough, but all the leverage I had at the time. In a response to my comment on Angie's List, Monarch Building stated that had tried contacting me multiple times to resolve the issues I reported. Unfortunately that was not true. It is now 2017 and I have more recently discovered additional and more serious faulty construction. I can only conclude that although Mr. Echea holds a Virginia Class A contractor license, Monarch Building was both incompetent and dishonest in the conduct of my project. Recently observed/discovered problems and code violations include, but are not limited to: 1) As documented by a licensed electrician – a live, but freely dangling electrical wire buried in one finished wall; and a live, but uncovered junction box plastered over in another, additional uncovered junction boxes in the attic. 2) As documented by a licensed structural engineer - missing roof and wall support studs/posts contributing to ceiling and wall cracks, and improperly constructed subfloor support in the master bedroom resulting in a sinking floor where a new and existing foundation meet. 3) Improperly fastened roof joists and missing blocking in subfloor. 4) Improperly constructed header beam over opening between family room and dining nook. 5) Incomplete roof sheathing [cut 2 - 3 inches short of fascia board] underneath shingles over a dining nook and an Improperly flashed overhang in another area. 6) Undersized header over a door. 7) Just this week verified by a licensed plumber - numerous wastewater drain lines were not vented correctly and do not meet building code requirements, including the kitchen island and the master bath toilet, shower, and tub. All of this will cost significant additional money to repair. I intend to document the above and additional violations to the Board for Contractors and Better Business Bureau in Virginia and am considering a lawsuit. I would seriously advise anyone thinking of using Monarch Building to look elsewhere.