More legal troubles have arisen within the Duggar family, whose wholesome reputation has taken a dark turn since their days as stars of the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”
As the family’s eldest son, Josh Duggar, was sentenced in May to more than 12 years in prison after being found guilty of receiving child pornography, his brother Jason’s business is under attack. scrutiny for possibly illegally building new homes in Arkansas, Cafemom reports.
Jason is the owner of Build Master Construction, a home building and renovation company that the outlet says could operate without the proper license.
Specifically, Jason has a license that allows light construction, which covers commercial and residential remodeling, renovations and alterations, according to YouTuber Katie Joy, who follows the Duggar family and posted the news on a instagram Account.
“The license has a maximum bid limit set by the Arkansas Contractors Association. Additionally, its license is restricted due to this bid limit,” she wrote.
Jason Duggar has built new homes without the proper permit, Joy claims, noting that Arkansas requires new home builders to have a residential building permit, as well as insurance and bonds.
Responding to a query from Joy, Build Master Construction said it was a new company that primarily remodels bathrooms and kitchens, but also has two homes on the market.
The homes are listed for more than $450,000, which would be over the bidding limit on Jason Duggar’s license, Joy said.
Arkansas law is rarely enforced, she noted. However, the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board has reportedly fined contractors in the past two years for operating without a license, albeit for home improvement projects gone wrong.
In March, the council fined two unlicensed contractors $250,000 for failing to complete dozens of in-ground pool projects, KATV reported.