Chinese Drywall Found At Florida Lt. Governor’s House

It’s still not known how many homes in southwest Florida contain the defective and toxic Chinese drywall. One thing we do know at this point-Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp’s house is one of those homes containing the cheap, defective drywall. Kottkamp’s home was built by Aubuchon Homes owned by Gary Aubuchon who, ironically replaced Kottkamp in the State Legislature when Governor Crist named Kottkamp as his lieutenant governor.
The problem with the Chinese drywall is under investigation. We do know that the drywall emits sulfur compounds that could pose a health risk. Kottkamp who lives in North Ft. Myers, has called for the state Health Department to conduct tests on the home.
The potential area of affected Chinese drywall homes spans quite a large area on the west coast of Florida from St. Petersburg to Naples. There have already been lawsuits, including two class action suits, filed against manufacturers, suppliers, and builders who used the Chinese dry wall.