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 for jerry-builder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jerry-builder \Jer"ry-build`er\, n. [Prob. fr. the proper name
     Jerry, familiar form of Jeremiah.]
     A professional builder who erects cheap dwellings of poor
     materials and unsubstantial and slovenly construction.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who builds cheap buildings out of poor materials on
           speculation for a quick profit

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