Property owner sues general contractor

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 30, 2017

Houston resident accuses Philip Tijerina )d/b/a Prime Design & Construction) of breach of agreement.

Houston resident accuses Philip Tijerina (d/b/a Prime Design & Construction) of breach of agreement.

HOUSTON — A property owner is suing Philip Tijerina d/b/a Prime Design & Construction, a general contractor, citing alleged misapplication of trust funds and conversion.

Ana Fuentes filed a complaint on March 1, in the Harris County District Court against Philip Tijerina d/b/a Prime Design & Construction alleging that the general contractor failed to perform its obligations under the agreement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in April 17, 2016, the parties entered into a contract for defendant to remodel plaintiff's home for a total costs of $218,534.20, to be completed within two to three months. To date, the remodeling and repair has not been completed. Plaintiff suffered loss of use of her home. The plaintiff holds Philip Tijerina d/b/a Prime Design & Construction responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to substantially complete the project within the specified time period and failed to timely pay subcontractors and suppliers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of over $100,000 but not more than $200,000, costs of court and all other and further relief. She is represented by Tom Wardle of Tom Wardle, Attorney at Law PC in Houston.

Harris County District Court Case number 2017-14131

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