PHOTO: SIMON O’CONNOR/STUFF Sam Bennett is impressed with the progress with his home renovations after some uncertain times when the former owner of Fowler Homes Taranaki, Lauchlan McMillan, was caught in a drug operation and his company went bust.
Sam Bennett thought his dream of extending and renovating his family home had vanished with the very high-profile demise of a Taranaki builder.
Lauchlan James McMillan, the former owner of Fowler Homes Taranaki, was arrested by the region’s organised crime group over Labour weekend during a drug raid targeting the sale and supply of methamphetamine.
McMillan’s company was placed into liquidation in November owing creditors more than $1.2 million and leaving seven clients, including Bennett and his wife, in the lurch with uncompleted homes.
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