A homebuilder who is a state lawmaker invited builders to explain to lawmakers why and how they should regulate — get ready for it — builders.
It's not as unlikely as it might seem, even in a state where loathing over-regulation is a pastime — not to hear Rep. Mark McBride tell it.
McBride, R-Moore, called for Wednesday's meeting of the House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee. Moore has been swarming with so-called homebuilders since May 20, 2013, when a tornado raked Moore and south Oklahoma City, leaving devastation — and opportunity.
McBride, whose business is McBride Construction & Roofing, said Moore has had a "huge influx" of brand-new builders rush in — from Minnesota, Arizona and Texas, for example. With no state licensing or registration, "anybody could become a homebuilder."
Moore City Manager Steve Eddy told the committee that at least a dozen houses in Moore, rebuilds from the tornado, are stalled — weeds high, sheathing and decking fading — because of contractors who stopped work, leaving buyers .. (click here to read the entire story at newsok.com)