Pasadena couple alleges construction company failed to finish work

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 28, 2019

HOUSTON — A Pasadena couple is suing a construction company, alleging that despite paying about $70,000 for work, the company has failed to finish the job.

Stephen D. Null and Patricia G. Null filed a complaint March 25 in Harris County District Court against AR 1 Construction LLC, doing business as Absolute Renovations, and Shawn Rodricks, alleging breach of common law, implied warranty of goods and workmanlike construction, breach of contract and violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act.

The plaintiffs are the property owners of 7229 Flagler Ave., Pasadena. The suit states the property sustained damages during Hurricane Harvey, and on Oct. 17, 2017, the couple entered into a contract with Absolute Renovations for renovations to their property. 

The defendant, the suit alleges, stated it would furnish all of the material and perform all the labor necessary and that the work would be done in a substantial and workmanlike manner. The plaintiffs say they agreed to the price of $54,606.20 for the work. 

The Nulls say they then entered into another contract with the defendant Dec. 20. 2017, for the remodeling of their kitchen, master bath and guest bathroom. The defendants allegedly made the same representations to the plaintiff about the quality of their work and the price was agreed upon for $28,374.95. 

Rodricks, the suit alleges, stated that any other work on top of the specifications would entail another cost. The plaintiffs then entered into another agreement with the defendant on Jan. 29, 2018, for the installation of 12 interior doors, and the defendant said the price would be $3,808, the suit says. 

The Nulls allege they have paid Absolute Renovations and Rodricks about $70,000 but the defendants have failed to finish the scope of their work by the agreed upon dates. The defendants also, the suit alleges, have repeatedly made excuses for why the work is not yet complete. Rodricks, the lawsuit states, finally admitted that he took on too much work and suggested that the plaintiffs use their remaining funds to find another contractor.

The Nuffs seek trial by jury, actual, consequential and statutory damages, attorney fees and court costs, plus all other just relief. They are represented by attorney Crystal T. Dang of Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-21392

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