Dallas, TX asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Texas

Q: Hello, We have issue with Building Erector that was supposed to finish steel building for us and quit & no communication

We have a issue with our Building Erector that was supposed to finish a steel building for us which will be our home. We hired him back in June. He told us that they could finish it in within two weeks but we knew it would take them about a month because we thought two weeks is pretty fast but one month has gone and passed. The contractor has slowed down and now has come to a complete stop. And I asked him do they have another job is the reason why we keep getting pushed back because I appreciate honesty but all we kept getting was all kinds of excuses and saying just we’re going to get on it we’re gonna get on it. Now the contractor has completely ended all communications. My purpose for contacting you is legally protect us from mechanics liens against our property for work that was never completed. I also want advise about going ahead and hiring another erector to go ahead and finish property now.

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John Cucci Jr.
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A: Sorry to hear your problems.

The lien could only be from a supplier of materials.

If the contractor supplied the materials, you can reject any lien or attempt for the same.

You should get 2 different bids to finish the work.

In each bid u should require a statement explaining how the unfinished work creates a problem and adds costs and other charges.

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