Job superintendent sues contractor over Bolivar Peninsula work

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May 27, 2011, 7:39am

GALVESTON - Hemphill resident Pat Godwin has filed suit against DAVPAT LP in an effort to recover about $170,000 for his services at the Bolivar Peninsula.

DAVPAT, also known as Paradise Construction, owes the plaintiff, doing business as Pat Godwin Construction, approximately $169,500 arising from various projects in Galveston and Chambers Counties, a lawsuit filed May 18 in Galveston County District Court says.

According to court documents, the DAVPAT hired Godwin to serve as job superintendent. Goodwin worked from January 2009 to September 2010 on projects including three complete homes and general construction at FOE Eagles Lounge, Paradise Oasis, Island Interiors and David's RV Park, the suit says.

Godwin claims he worked 50 hours per week for approximately 75 weeks and was paid approximately $20,000 for his services. However he alleges DAVPAT still owes him $169,500.

"The defendant breached (that) contract by failing to pay the plaintiff for his services," the suit says.

"The plaintiff fully performed and is entitled to payment of the entire amount. The defendant refused to pay the amount owed and continues to refuse to pay the plaintiff for his work."

Attorney Bruce Gregory of Port Neches is representing Godwin.

Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia is presiding over the case.

Case No. 11-cv-0804

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