Custom homebuilder sues contractor, alleging breach of contract

By Emily Moore | Aug 21, 2015

A custom homebuilder is suing a Galveston-based contractor, alleging he failed to complete a contracted job.

Gulf Coast Custom Homes Inc. filed a lawsuit Aug. 7 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Joe Barron, doing business as Barron Construction, alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 12, 2014, Barron signed a contract stating he would work as a subcontractor on a new construction Galveston home including framing, siding, cornice, stairs, decks and handrails.The lawsuit says Barron was absent from the project for three hospitalizations and then said due to obligations to another builder he would only be available to work on the project on the weekends. The value of the home is approximately $1.3 million.

The contract signed by Barron stated that if the work was not completed by March 15, 2015, the builder was entitled to receive damages from the contractor totaling $150 per day, the suit says. The work has still not been completed.

Gulf Coast Custom Homes seeks damages and legal costs. The company is represented by attorney Cris A. Rasco of Rasco Law Firm in Texas City.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case 15-CV-0819.

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