HOUSTON – A Houston contractor is alleged to have made false representations to a couple who hired it to build a home in Galveston County.
Edgar Pepi and Karina Pepi filed a complaint on Jan. 30 in the Harris County District Court against Pablo Abel Garza, doing business as Garza's House Building, alleging common law fraud and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they contracted the defendant for the construction of their home in Galveston County. The suit states the defendant failed to complete it on time or within the contract price and caused defects in the work, and the parties terminated the contract.
The plaintiffs allege the parties agreed $35,000 from Colonial Savings would be released to the defendant and he would pay it to the plaintiffs. The plaintiff alleges the defendant's check was returned for nonsufficient funds.
The plaintiffs hold Garza, doing business as Garza's House Building, responsible because the defendant allegedly intended to induce the plaintiffs to enter into the transaction by concealment or failure to disclose.
The plaintiffs seek monetary relief of less than $100,000 and such other and further relief to which they may be justly entitled. They are represented by Chuck Portz of Portz, Portz & Pena in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2019-07224