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I'm a Service provider based in Cleveland Ohio, hired to perform a service at a Construction site in Laurel Mississippi. A Planet Fitness renovation. I own Hotrods Welding LLC and this GC superintendent called me to travel from Odenville, Al to his site and make some shelving brackets from structural steel, close up the rear of the building with sheetmetal and weld up 3 doors for abandonment. I did this job through verbal agreement. I have receipts and invoice as well as witnesses to prove I did this job. I did not contract this work, it was not planned or scheduled, the Contractor called me and said it was an emergency they needed these products built and the rear of the building sealed up mechanically. The Contractor agreed to pay me upon invoice. He lied to me and I haven't been paid. I invested upwards of $5000 of my own money into paying for supplies and the bill for the job is $6726.16. From my understanding, I don't need a Mississippi contractors license unless my project value is over 50k. This Contractor seems to think I don't have any rights, as he has said this to me in his own words. I filed a Preliminary notice of furnishings through email and certified mail. Misslaw states that I have 30 days to file notice of furnishings from start of labor or first day of material delivery. What can I do to make this guy pay my bill. They've abandoned the job. They used my services to abandon it. They lied to me and I would never have agreed to do the job knowing I wouldn't be paid upon receipt. Now I am stuck in Alabama and cannot make it home to Ohio. I have other jobs to do in Ohio that I could lose. I see myself going under just as I'm getting started. Because of this contractors fraud. I have the company owner text messages stating that his Superintendant cannot make payment policy decision in his company. So I made him aware that is called fraud when his superintendent is making fraudulent agreements. He does not care. He will not provide me with the surety bond information on the project....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 24, 2023
MississippiPayment Disputes
My mother passed away 3 some years ago, willed the house she'd been living in to my younger sister; I'd moved here to Mississippi, almost 9 years ago, at mom's request, to assist her during some health issues she was having. She'd consistently, actually for years, insisted that the home she was living in, here, at the time of her death, would be willed to me. I've done ALOT of work on this house, both while she was alive, and after her death, was living here with her for the last 8 months of her life, have been told she left the house to my sister's son due to "loans" she acquired from my sister, but, due to the fact I'm also on SSDI, I can't afford to move or rent any other residence. I've challenged the will, the judge was constantly postponing the hearings, finally determined the will stands as written, my sister wants me out of here so she can sell the place, how do I put a lein on the place so that she will either reimburse me for the $114,760 I've invested into it, or not be able to sell the place?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentDec 8, 2022
MississippiMechanics LienNotice of Intent to Lien
We are selling material to a General Contractor for an airplane hangar being sold to a private company. The airplane hangar will be erected on property owned by the City of Laurel MS. Is the owner of the hangar required to have a payment bond? The project is less than $100k. Thank you....Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentDec 19, 2022
Mississippi
Ownership has decided to utilize a new General Contractor on a project already under construction. Looking for advice for a smooth transition....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 12, 2022
MississippiCollectionsNotice of TerminationPayment DisputesStop Notice
I'm a licensed general contractor and I have a home owner that I've none numerous large jobs for. The last project he keeps adding items that he says he is not satisfied with and need to be corrected but refuses to pay his invoice. I've done every item he ask for but he still keeps putting me off on payment. Can I put a lien on his house and property and can I turn this over to collections to get some of my money?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 23, 2022
MississippiCollections
Our company is a material supplier. Our customer's role in this new project is a Subcontractor. Our customer gave us an MPC for the general contractor on the project. Our customer's name is not actually on the MPC. Would our customers still be considered tax-exempt? ...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentSep 9, 2020
Mississippi
I have a SERIOUS QUESTION friends. I bought a car(2015 Toyota Camry)3 years ago from a dealership in MS and had notes on the car. I got another car 2 years ago and told the dealership in MS to come get their car. It’s been 2 years and they still haven’t come to get the car nor answer the phone. Is there a way I can get the title or sell it???...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 16, 2022
MississippiMechanics Lien
We are a equipment Lessor and repair company. I was wondering what charges I could add to my lien. ...Read More
Anonymous Equipment Lessor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 23, 2022
Mississippi
Our contractor that we hired to build our home agreed to fix our pond dam that was leaking. He verbally told us he could do it, and that he would include it in the dirt work for the house. He never told us how much it would cost. He stated that it was more work than he initially thought it would be, but that he could get the job done. We asked him several times how much that was going to cost prior to him starting the work. He never gave us an amount. During the build of our home he did not stay on top of the budget. We asked several times about the budget and expressed that we would do whatever we needed (take off safe room, build all light fixture, hardware, gas installation, and did all the clean up during the build) to make sure we did not go over budget. We asked several times. He never would sit down with us to look at our budget. He only said invoices are still coming in. He added things to our build that caused us to go over budget. He never once ran it by us, so being he was contracted for a set price we thought he would come to us if we was going over budget. Especially since we had expressed our concerns from the very first day meeting him. After our house appraised for the second time almost 40K over the first appraisal is when he started telling us we are way over. We asked for a figure. We said are we looking at 20K over or what. He told us no, it wouldn't be that much. He then sends us a list with all the invoices that has had paid for our house build and it was over 30K. I told him I wanted to go through the list to figure out exactly why we went over budget. I then asked what we do now that we don't agree on the final price for the house build. He then goes off on me about he knows what he has in the build and he isn't in the business to loss money. I simply told him I wanted answers to why he went over budget that much, when I clearly saw it wasn't on material cost going up due to Covid. He ever changed his builders supervision fee from 10K to 20K due to his banker telling him he can't make a living charging that amount. He never once told us he was doing that. He basically bullied us into settling with him on a price and then he tells us the pond dam work was 6K. Of course, we went back and forth about it and ended it by saying after he completes all work to our home that was not finished we would pay him for the pond dam work. That was the only way we thought we could make it to closing. He has not completed all items we requested to be completed. He has attempted via text to get his 6K. Now he says he is going to put a construction lien against our property. I need to know what options do I have to keep from having to pay him the 6K. I believe we have paid him his 6K when we paid him 10K more for his supervision of the build.......Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 12, 2022
MississippiMechanics Lien
Hello, I live in Mississippi and there is something very shady and unfortunate going on. A friend of mine who was also my pastor has passed. He had many businesses that provided home improvement and landscaping services. Before he passed, he quoted a price of $300 to me to repair a wooden fence at my residence. I paid him $150 through cashapp and I noted “fence” and the next day I paid $150 and noted “for the fence balance.” He was in the hospital at the time but still handling business affairs from his bed. He’d sent his father and some other crew members to do the work. I never saw them and was not home while they were doing the repairs. He asked me to send photos of the work when I arrived. I did. I asked him if they were returning to finish because they left new boards stacked by my air conditioning unit and the other side of my fence had warped boards still hanging. He didn’t sound too sure so I told him not to worry himself and that I’d have my sons to do it so I took care of the rest of the $300. Keep in mind, his company is registered with the state but he nor his father or the company is a licensed contractor. Unfortunately, he passed a few days after this good deed. He’d been wanting to help me repair it for months. I have text messages to verify that. They repaired it around March 21-22,2022. He passed on March 25th. Well today 5/3/2022, I received USPS informed delivery in my email showing an envelop from his father, who he gave the business to. His father has changed the name of the business to a similar name, which is not even legally registered in the state of Mississippi. When I made it home, I checked the mail; the envelope was addressed to me and underneath my name it had my friend’s name and - “tenant” which was ODD to me. I’m his friend but not his tenant or anyone’s tenant for that matter which leads me to believe some shady intent is to come. I opened the envelope and it was an invoice with the new company name, his father's name and his aunt’s name and contact info listed as a facilitator. With not specific details it says “fence built” dated for 3/19/22 and says I owe $800 and that it’s due upon receipt. I never spoke with him ever or her about this work. I’ve never heard of their new company until now. I never contracted this work with them and I paid my friend/pastor for the work before he passed. I don’t know what agreement they had between them but I know what we agreed on between us. I’m still grieving his death and his family has already been ruthless with church members and now this which seems unethical! I sense that he/she is attempting to set things up to place a lien on my home! And it would be fraudulent because I do not owe him a thing. As a matter of fact, the fence wasn’t finished and material is still on the ground. I’d even sent pictures and asked my friend if they were coming back to finish. What can I do?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 4, 2022
MississippiLawsuitLien ReleasesMechanics LienRight to Lien
We filed a notice of intent to file a lien and submitted it to Feuer Powertrain of North America Inc. (our reference number 7507326) for some construction work we completed this year and have not been paid. After some email correspondence and a conference call on 4/13/22, we still have received no monies for the work. The total amount we are owed is $100,586.00. I assume we are now ready to file a lien. How is this completed? Thanks. ...Read More
Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 2, 2022
Mississippi
I am a General Contractor working on a construction job for a customer in Falkner MS. In March of 2021 I contracted America First Steel dba All American Steel Building to design and provide the pre engineered building kit. The building kit was delivered November of 2021, paid in full. Once we erected the main structure supporting columns we started to install the metal wall panels and noticed they were not lining up with the wainscoting. We immediately contacted America First Steel and were told to “manipulate the panels”, which is 100% not the correct way to fix a huge alignment issue. We then found out the manufacturer was Metal Sales Mfg, we contacted them directly since AFS was not helping. Metal Sales sent out Ron Gaitlin which is their TSM to do an inspection on site and write a report. While on site, Ron Gaitlin told us this is obviously a manufacturing error. To date we have not had this resolved and construction has been halted for over a month while waiting for their “internal investigation.” I have all supporting documents and recordings. Building was paid for in full. ...Read More
HOLLI CAFFEY
Waiting for answerAdd commentMar 16, 2022
MississippiDefects
I was hired by a sub and hung sheetrock, insulated walls, taped, bed coated all and skimmed half of it and was told that my sub had a meeting with the GC and owner and they said I couldn't finish on time, even though this was the first I'd heard about a deadline, and they told me to pack up my tools and leave. Now no one will tell where the money for what I've done is....Read More
Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 16, 2022
MississippiConstruction Contract
Pool company filled a lien, i paid it , now they say i owe another 580, They didn’t finished work, i had to find someone else to finish, But im selling house and wanted to just move on , ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 4, 2022
Mississippi