Condo owner claims renovators destroyed unit after hurricane

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Sep. 29, 2010, 3:00am

GALVESTON - Julie Denecker of League City seeks approximately $25,000 from Consolidated Concepts Inc. and Houston Community Management after the defendants turned her storm-damaged condominium into a staging area for work crews repairing other units, recent court documents say.

Denecker's suit, filed Sept. 17 in Galveston County Court No. 2, explains that the plaintiff's unit at Marina Pointe Condominiums sustained damage during Hurricane Ike, and the Marina Pointe Condominium Association subsequently hired defendant Houston Community Management to oversee repairs and maintenance of the units.

Houston Community Management, in turn, hired Consolidated Concepts Inc. to perform necessary repair work.

The original complaint says that League City's City Inspection Department ordered Denecker to vacate the premises ahead of the restoration efforts. The plaintiff gave written consent authorizing only the removal of sheetrock as well as requested for the flooring not to be removed without additional permission, it adds.

Denecker insists Consolidated Concepts did not obey her wishes.

"The plaintiff discovered that the defendant, Consolidated Concepts, not only removed the wooden floors, but used the plaintiff's unit as a staging area to repair other units, further damaging Unit #310," the suit says.

In addition to the specified monetary damages, a jury trial has been requested.

Attorney Ronald Haddox of Baytown is representing Denecker.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County Court No. 2 Judge C.G. "Trey" Dibrell III.

Cause No. 63,710

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