I was contacted by a client looking to relocate his business
and production facility. The relocation
would require a general contractor to perform the tenant improvement. After meeting with him and reviewing a set of plans that he gave me, I made a list of action items that needed to be addressed. He asked me to proceed with the items on the list so he could move forward. We communicated mostly through e-mail, as his schedule was quite hectic. In one e-mail to the property manager of the building he stated that I was his new "general contractor" and to provide me with any information that I requested to carry out the T.I. I have nearly 100 e-mail transmissions asking me to carry out various tasks necessary to get the plans ready to submit to the city. I invested nearly 40 hrs over a six week period getting an architect, structural engineer, meeting with him and his wife, the property manager to set the project in motion. Last Friday his wife sent me an e-mail, at 12:16 pm that I got at 2;15 pm. The e-mail is as follows:
After comparing quotes this is our best price and build time.
Can you meet this?
Start Date: 6/27 Finish Date: 7/8
HVAC- Relocate 12 air registers and 2 thermostats to accommodate new wall
4 passage doors & hardware
Removal and Replacement
Steel framing upgrade required to attach/mount roll-up doors.
5M Liability Insurance
At 2:20 I sent her an e-mail asking for a face to face meeting with her and her husband. She said they were too busy to meet.
At 3:58 I got an e-mail informing me that she was going with another contractor.
Is there an "implied contract
" here? Thanks for the help.