Contractor sues for nonpayment |

Contractor sues for nonpayment

A Pitkin County construction company has filed suit against another local contractor and several other entities, claiming the contractor failed pay upwards of $135,000 for work completed on a Maroon Creek Club residence.

The civil lawsuit, filed last week in the Pitkin County District Court by Alpine Framing Components, LLC of Pitkin County, names as defendants R.L. Developments, Inc., of Delaware, the purported owner of Lot 50 at the Maroon Creek Club, and Norris and Associates, Inc., a Colorado Corporation, and four other lesser entities.

In January 1999, Alpine Framing entered into a contract with Norris and Associates, the company that was serving as general contractor for R.L. Developments on Lot 50, “for the construction of improvements” on the property, according to the lawsuit.

Alpine Framing completed the contracted work in September 1999, according to the lawsuit, however since then neither R.L. Developments nor Norris and Associates have paid for Alpine’s services, the suit claims.

The two entities are “indebted to plaintiff in the sum of $135,773.33, plus interest,” the suit claims. Alpine Framing also seeks a mechanic’s lien on the property and any additional fees incurred while pursuing payment through the courts.

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