Do I have to pay all the GC fee?
Hello, I hired a Custom home builder to build our dream home. Short Version: We were quoted 6 months and $291,000 to build. It has been over a year (4 different superintendents) and the build is $30k over budget. We (the home owner and loan carrier) have had to shop for other sub-contractors and suppliers, because if we went with the ones that were provided we would be even more over budget. We feel that the budget was purposely underbid to win the contract. The GC didn’t even send the floor plans out for bids but estimated. I have had to go into the house fix items myself because the sub-contractors would not. There have bee major issues with framing and plumbing. There has been some damage the insulated garage doors by one of the subs and the GC refuses to cover. He states he doesn’t know which sub it was and that it could of been one of the subs I hired. At the time frame the damage occurred there was only one sub we hired (flooring) had nothing to be around the garage doors.
Is he obligated to cover the damaged garage door panels.
We believe for the amount of work we have had to put in that he does not deserve the complete GC fee, are we obligated to pay it? The issue is we have already paid him 90% of the fee and believe that some should be paid back.