Sterling contractor says it was stiffed $80,000 for work on Trump’s D.C. hotel
According to a lien filed Nov. 9 by A&D Construction of Virginia LLC, owner Osvaldo Tellez claims that, from late June 24, 2016 to Oct. 5, his company provided a number of “labor only” work hours. This included running trim to case work, architectural millwork and woodwork for the hotel’s plans and specs.
The Washington Post, which first reported the story, noted another local, family-owned plumbing company-- Joseph J. Magnolia, Inc.-- filed a mechanic’s lien before Christmas claiming Trump owed it $2.98 million for work at the hotel.
Tellez’s attorney Richard Sissman told the Times-Mirror that since the lien was filed he and his client have heard only silence.
Sissman said although his client never dealt with the president-elect directly, Tellez worked under Trump’s construction manager, Lendlease, and therefore did not have “privity of contract” between the Trump organization and Lendlease.
Sissman said they have 180 days from the date the lien was recorded to file a lawsuit to enforce that lien. If they pursue suit he said they would need to sue either the Trump organization or whoever is holding the title for the lease.
“We haven’t gotten there yet,” Sissman said. “My client is a small Hispanic contractor, so no deep pockets here.”
Right now, Sissman said he’s not optimistic about getting the money.
“I don’t know what their position is quite frankly, I haven’t heard from anyone,” he said.
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