Breached Contract Delays Business Opening Date

6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Friday, June 09 2017 Jun 9, 2017 June 09, 2017 8:55 PM June 09, 2017 in News

MISSION – The skeleton base of two warehouse structures stand unfinished and untouched in a lot off Moorefield Rd in Mission. 

Mission resident Jose Perez said he decided to start a small business after relocating from Indiana to the Rio Grande Valley.

He and his wife planned to open a muffler shop next month to honor the seventh anniversary of their son's death. 

Perez said he hired McAllen-based Lamina Barata to dismantle, relocate and reconstruct two warehouses.

In total, Perez said the project would cost $5,500, but paid the company $2,500 up front.

The remaining balance would be paid once the work was complete, according to a deal between the two parties. 

Perez said a worker at Lamina Barata, Arturo Gonzalez, demanded $2,000 dollars more to finish the project two weeks ago.

Perez said he's willing to pay the remaining balance once the work is complete. 

A CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew met with Gonzalez who refused an on-camera interview and said he would resolve the matter with Perez directly.

Perez said he filed a police report with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.

He said he sent Gonzalez a letter to go to court and is looking for other legal options to get a resolution. 

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