LOGAN – A Charleston construction company alleges that it was not paid for work on a school building.
Persinger & Associates Inc. filed a complaint in Logan Circuit Court against Logan County Board of Education and Williamson Shriver Architects Inc.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff bid and was awarded the general trades multiple prime trade contract for $5.6 million in relation to the construction of New Chapmanville Intermediate School. The suit states the contract time commenced May 8, 2017.
The suit states the plaintiff began construction but there were problems with the scheduling and coordination. The suit states the Logan County Board of Education chose to terminate the construction manager as well as multiprime contracts it had entered into, as well as the one with the plaintiff. When the project contract was put in jeopardy, the suit states the plaintiff was rehired.
The plaintiff alleges it constantly notified the defendants of problems with coordination and scheduling but the defendant failed to heed the warning and instead blamed the plaintiff for the work falling behind schedule.
The plaintiff alleges it is currently owed $294,649.51 for contract sum plus an additional $329,133.45 for increased labor. It alleges the defendants have failed to pay these amounts.
The defendants are accused of breach of contract and negligence.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Charles M. Johnstone II of Johnstone & Gabhart LLP in Charleston.
The case has been assigned to Judge Eric H. O’Briant.
Logan Circuit Court case number 19-C-21