BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In a case that has sent shockwaves through the local construction industry, Christopher and Anthony Simms, owners of CDS Builders, formerly Simms Builders, find themselves at the center of a criminal investigation. Agents of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office have recently revealed details of an alleged organized fraud scheme, implicating Simms in a series of deceptive practices amounting to nearly $300,000.
Their website shows that they are currently developing in Viera and Titusville luxury subdivisions.
The investigation unfolded following a complaint by property owners Alexandre and Victoria Mai. The couple engaged Simms Builders, a company owned by Christopher Simms and his brother Anthony Donald Simms, to construct a new home on their Melbourne Beach property.
According to official documents, the Mays signed a contract in January 2021, agreeing to pay a total of $1,610,400 for the construction project. The couple wired an initial 10% deposit of $161,040 to Simms Builders’ account at Seacoast Bank. As the project progressed, additional payments were made, bringing the total transferred to $241,560.