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Mathews contractor cited for building code violations

The Virginia Board for Contractors recently brought action against the contracting firm JB Property Development, owned by brothers Dave and George Jones of Mathews, for alleged violations that occurred in the past five years.

Dave Jones is a member of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors. Out of four complaints, one was dismissed with no finding of a violation.

The board found on March 22 that the company was in violation of the Uniform Statewide Building Code on two counts—one for failure to obtain inspections for a construction job completed in August 2017 for Spring Hill Baptist Church in Cobbs Creek and the other for failing to notify Miss Utility in February 2018 about digging for footers for a garage project on New Point Comfort Highway in Mathews. It assessed a fine of $500 against the company for each violation, for a total of $1,000.

Another complaint involved approximately $15,000 in change orders done outside the scope of a house elevation project in Virginia Be...

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