Polk County carpentry company alleges customer owes $167,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 5, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Polk County construction services company is suing a framing business, alleging breach of contract in refusing to apply payments and unjust enrichment.

CLEARWATER — A Polk County construction services company is suing a framing business, alleging breach of contract in refusing to apply payments and unjust enrichment.

Backwood Brothers Carpentry LLC filed a complaint June 20 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Precision Framing of Georgia LLC, FDC Clearwater SPE LLC and Flournoy Construction Company LLC, alleging the defendants failed to fully pay more than $167,000 for construction services rendered.

According to the complaint, between November 2017 and Jan. 29, 2018, Backwood entered into an unwritten agreement with Precision whereby it would perform certain construction labor services on Precision's behalf at the property at 18573 U.S. Highway 19 N.,  Clearwater. The suit says the property was owned by FDC, and that Flournoy was the general contractor of the construction work. 

Backwood says fully performed the services totaling $196,888.28 but Precision has paid only $29,309.54. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants breached the agreement by failing to pay the total amount outstanding, which is due and owing.

Backwood Brothers Carpentry seeks trial by jury, recognition of lien claim in the $167,578.74 due under the contract, plus interest, costs and attorney fees, foreclosing the lien, order for the sale of the property to satisfy the lien claim and all other just and proper relief. It is They are represented by attorney Brian D. Horwitz of Vatic Law in Orlando.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18C4127 6/20

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