Builder, electrician involved in breach of contract lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May 27, 2011, 7:47am

GALVESTON - Redwood Building and Remodeling LLC filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Kerrville electrician Wayne Cahela.

In court papers filed May 19 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 1, the plaintiff accuses Cahela of walking away from certain projects on which he was hired to work.

"The defendant began work on those projects, but failed to complete them and abandoned the jobs," the original petition says.

It shows the plaintiff was required to contract with other subcontractors to finish the work, incurring additional costs.

Redwood explains that the defendant billed it for a prepayment for a special order generator on one project. The plaintiff paid the invoice only to learn that Cahela spent the money intended for the generator on other things.

"The defendant later admitted that he had some financial problems, and spent the funds for the prepayment and did not acquire the generator," the original petition says.

"Because of that, the plaintiff was required to acquire the generator, in effect paying for it twice."

Redwood labels Cahela's handling of the generator money as fraud.

It seeks approximately $10,000 in damages from the defendant.

The Law Offices of Kerry L. Neves is representing the complainant, and Galveston County Court at Law No. 1 Judge John Grady is presiding over the case.

Cause No. 65,308

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