Hello! I'm a small business in FL (sole propr.). I was subcontracted to do large (for my business) project by sole proprietor from NJ, whom I personally knew for years (or I thought I did). I was working on that project for a month. The job that I got was twice as much vs. what I quoted him based on information he originally gave me - and I made sure he was aware of it. Because he was an acquaintance, I let him pick up finished project from my shop before remaining balance due was settled. Then he handed me check that wasn't nearly enough, and ignored my further attempts to contact him. To best of my knowledge, my project is now on some commercial property in N.J. Is there anything I can do collect my money? Is he obligated to reveal whereabouts of project that I built? What legal action can I take to find out where my work is located/being used?
Since he went hiding, he didn't even provide me with promised copy of his Tax Certificate. I do have his personal and business information, though. Thank you.
Hi! Thank you.
When I emailed this man, trying to resolve this, I was willing to take a loss, and would have come down to $3500 (20% reduction in my shop rate, at all materials at my bare cost), but he ignored it.
By my actual time/rate + materials it's $6800.
He lives and has business in GLOUCESTER county NJ, but also has another house here in Palm Coast. I would know when he arrives down here.
Last question, please. I don't want to go to NJ to get my enclosure. Anything I can do legally to make him reveal whereabout of it? Can he keep it a secret from me? Tnx
Not sure, but think he installed it on restaurant building, I don't know where.
Thank you. I just thought I could cotact restaurant owner about contractor pocketing 50% of money they paid for enclosure, while subcontractor got underpaid.
I know. :-(
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