Andrea Dearden Nov. 26, 2013, 8:32am

A Madison County family services non-profit organization says its building received more than $200,000 in damages due to defective work by a Granite City repair company.

Coordinated Youth and Human Services (CYHS), a not-for-profit corporation, filed a lawsuit Nov. 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against Honey-Do Home Repair Inc. and Ferguson Roofing Company Inc.

CYHS says it hired Honey-Do Home Repair on July 2 to design and install a replacement roof on its Madison Avenue facility. Honey-Do allegedly hired Ferguson to do the roofing work. On Aug. 26, CYHS claims Ferguson took certain sections of the roof for samples and covered the holes that remained with a tarp. However, on September 1 a wind and rain storm blew the tarps off and caused substantial water damage to the building, according to the petition.  

CYHS alleges it spent more than $200,000 to repair the roof and the water damage. The organization says it was unable to use the building until the damage was fixed. The no-for-profit group claims the tarp was inadequate and installed improperly to protect the building. CYHS accuses the defendants of negligence and asks them to pay more than $400,000 in damages and court costs.

Attorneys Michael J. McKitrick and Jeffrey R. Schmitt of St. Louis represent CYHS.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-1921

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