Many thanks to those who responded because all your suggestions were applicable. But what I ultimately did was purchase one of the suggested extended strike plates.
The yumitz contractor installed the pre-hung exterior door with the jamb extensions to the inside. All the other exterior doors in the house had the extensions to the outside. Also, the installer used a normal strike plate but chiseled out the jamb where the plate lip curved in. Of course he make the area larger than the lip so when the door was being closed the latch sank into this area stopping the door from closing further.
I ended up taking the extended strike plate, and as it was larger, marked and chiseled out an area just appropriate.
The result? The door now closes properly. Fortunately this was the only thing that this particular contractor(?) installed. The house is being reinspected again tomorrow for a closing scheduled for next week (hope, hope, hope).
Thanks again for the good advise.