On December 20, 2015 at approximately 10:20 p.m., Jeffrey W. Williams was killed when he tripped on a chair in the upstairs hallway of his home constructed by John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Inc.and reached for the upstairs hand railing to steady himself and was catapulted head first to his death into the first story entryway foyer of his home. Forensic review of the accident determined that design of the hand railing and the improper installation (not following the established building code) rendered the railing ornamental decoration and a false sense of safety at best. This tragic event occurred in full view of his wife of twenty-seven (27) years and his two sons. Mr. Williams bled out of his eyes, ears, mouth and nose. CPR and other medical attempts were futile as the traumatic injuries to his brain took his life. Enclosed herein, is a copy of an engineering report which shows that the hand railing ends were attached to the drywall by finishing nails and glue. According to the 1992 CABO standards which were in effect at the time of your construction of Mr. Williams' home, the railing should have been able to sustain a two-hundred pound load at any given point and minimally, should have been secured into a stud with something more than glue and tack nails. Our John Wieland home killed my husband and the 8 year statue of repose discounts any legal proceedings. This is a public service posting. Check your railings!.
Area Lawrenceville, GA
Date December 2015
Posted: 6/25/2017 • Link to this review
We bought a Wieland home 2 years ago and love it. The house is fantastic and very well built. However, they have no reguard for families that live in thier communities where there is still construction. Delivery trucks up and down street all night, workers working with tables saws at 9pm, it is rediculous. Dump trucks and jack-hammers at 6 am. Definately would not buy in a Wieland community again. Will be looking to sell soon.
Posted: 10/25/2011 • Link to this review
I love Mr. Wieland concept: The houses he built are spacious, have wonderful closets and bathrooms. The wood doors and sliding wood doors hidden between walls are very useful and attractive! The garage offer space and light. The kitchen provides for a lot of cabinets. My favorite...stairways to go to the second floor! Thanks.
Posted: 3/25/2007 • Last edited: 7/09/2008 • Link to this review
My family moved into an Atlanta Wieland development and the whole experience was awesome. We've been there almost a year and even our warranty items have been taken care of quickly. Our friends are amazed that building a house would actually be fun.
Posted: 3/02/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
The homes are amazingly beautiful, but after being in them for a few months, you will realize you could have gotten better quality, and better service on getting all of those warranty issues resolved.
Posted: 4/12/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
My family has been living in this community for 3+ years now and we love the amenities, the wooded lots, the hills and the neighbors. I would recommend it to anyone.
Posted: 1/28/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review