Customer alleges construction company failed to complete work

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 22, 2019

HOUSTON — A Houston homeowner is suing a construction company, alleging it failed to do the work they were payed for.

Poppi George Massey filed a complaint March 21 in Harris County District Court against One Stop Dry Out LLC, alleging violation of the Deceptive Trace Practice Act, breach of common law and good workmanlike construction and negligence.

The suit says Massey entered into a service agreement with One Stop Dry Out on Nov. 10, 2017 for repairs to her home at 3632 Inverness Drive, Houston,  following Hurricane Harvey. The suit alleges the defendant submitted the initial scope of work Nov. 24, 2017, which listed that One Stop would repair the garages, second story landing and room, the master bedroom and closet, utility room, replacement of desk and room. The cost would be $271,988.02. 

Massey says she paid the balance of $223,927.89 for the repairs and then had to vacate the property for the repairs to be made. The lawsuit states the defendant began work, and on July 19, 2018, submitted a supplemental scope of work for $98,806.81. 

The plaintiff says she noticed water stains that the defendant denied could be its fault. The suit alleges the roof was not completed to standard and there were numerous other issues, including holes in the garage ceiling, stucco cracks and the growth of mold. The defendant says it is still owed $143,919.74.

Massey seeks trial by jury, actual, consequential and statutory damages, exemplary damages, attorney fees, court costs and all other fit relief. She is represented by attorneys Sanford L. Dow and Crystal T. Dang of Dow, Golub, Remels & Gilbreath PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-20575

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