Alison Victoria’s Recent Workplace Drama on Windy City Rehab
Fans of the popular HGTV show, Windy City Rehab, are well aware of the recent workplace drama that host Alison Victoria has been dealing with over the past year. The show follows Victoria as she renovates and flips homes in Chicago, but behind the scenes, there have been some major issues.
Victoria’s primary contractor, Donovan Eckhardt, was at the center of much of the drama. The two were involved in a series of lawsuits that ultimately led to the end of their professional relationship. The legal battles began in 2019 when Eckhardt was accused of fraud and breach of contract by homeowners who had hired him to work on their properties.
The homeowners claimed that Eckhardt had not completed the work he was contracted to do and had left their homes in a state of disrepair. They also alleged that he had taken money for work that was never done and had used subpar materials. The lawsuits were settled out of court, but the damage had already been done.
The drama continued when it was revealed that Eckhardt had been sued by another homeowner for similar reasons in 2017. This led to questions about Victoria’s vetting process for contractors and whether she had done enough due diligence before hiring Eckhardt.
In response to the lawsuits, Victoria issued a statement saying that she was “deeply saddened and disappointed” by the situation. She also announced that she would be taking legal action against Eckhardt and his company, Greymark Development Group, for breach of contract and fraud.
Despite the legal battles, Windy City Rehab continued to air, but with some changes. Eckhardt was no longer featured on the show, and Victoria brought on a new contractor, Mike Holmes Jr., to work with her on future projects.
However, the drama didn’t end there. In February 2020, it was reported that Victoria was being sued by a couple who had purchased one of the homes she had renovated on the show. The couple claimed that the home was riddled with defects and that Victoria had failed to disclose them before the sale.
The lawsuit alleged that the home had numerous issues, including water damage, mold, and faulty plumbing. The couple claimed that they had spent over $100,000 in repairs and were seeking damages from Victoria and her company, Alison Victoria Interiors.
Victoria responded to the lawsuit, saying that she had not been made aware of any issues with the home and that she was “confident that the truth will come out in court.” The case is still ongoing.
The workplace drama on Windy City Rehab has certainly been a rollercoaster ride for fans of the show. While it’s unclear what the future holds for Victoria and her team, one thing is certain – the drama has not deterred viewers from tuning in each week to see the stunning transformations of Chicago homes.