Unpaid mechanics lien claims are wracking up to the be worth millions at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas as the company is also experiencing work claims in Orlando, FL, and San Diego, CA.
Subcontractors hired to work on new attractions at SeaWorld San Antonio have filed over $4M in mechanics lien claims against the developer, SeaWorld of Texas, LLC, and the general contractor, Casias Construction, LLC, as of July 2020. A mechanics lien is used by contractors in the event of non-payment to inhibit the sale or refinancing of a property until the debt has been paid.
The property stretches 250 acres and houses SeaWorld’s marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park.
Contractors Owed over $4M at SeaWorld Antonio
Over five subcontractors and general contractor Casias Construction have placed mechanics lines on SeaWorld San Antonio, located at 10500 SeaWorld Dr, San Antonio, TX.
To date, the largest known lien filing against SeaWorld was placed by subcontractor Great Coasters International, Inc., which claimed a total of $1,619,147.56 from SeaWorld San Antonio. The roller coaster manufacturer processed their lien with the Bexar County clerk’s office on July 9, 2020.
Great Coasters International, Inc. was hired by SeaWorld San Antonio to construct the newly finished Texas Stingray roller coaster ride, according to the lien affidavit.
As of April 2020, Casias Construction is owed over $1.7M from SeaWorld San Antonio in total lien filings. On April 21, the GC filed their latest series of claims against SeaWorld San Antonio with the Bexar County clerk’s office during three separate filings that total $171,421.
Six days later on April 27th, subcontractor WhiteWater West Industries, LTD, placed a lien on the property that was valued at $630,910 after completing a new waterslide for the amusement park. Dozens of additional liens have been placed on SeaWorld San Antonio in 2020, with values ranging from $1,900 to $100K.
Additional Liens Placed on SeaWorld Locations
SeaWorld’s financial trouble in San Antonio is the latest twist in the company saga involving unpaid work claims during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Back in Mark of 2020, SeaWorld closed its parks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, losing an estimated $2 million per day. This ultimately led SeaWorld to pause construction at their parks in San Antonio, Orlando, and San Diego.
In June 2020, Bollard & Mabillard Consulting Engineers placed a lien valued at $1.4M against SeaWorld Orlando. Three additional liens were filed against the Orlando location in June that amounted to over $225K in unpaid work, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Bolliger & Mabillard filed another lien in June against SeaWorld at the San Diego location that totaled $3.3M in unpaid engineering and installation work, according to a lien affidavit filed with the San Diego County clerk’s office.