Hoelscher Interiors sues contractor claiming $400K balance due

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 3, 2013


An Illinois corporation claims it has not received more than $400,000 owed for work it performed more than three years ago.

Hoelscher Interiors filed a lawsuit Aug. 12 in Madison County Circuit Court against Williams Brothers Construction.

In its complaint, Hoelscher alleges it entered into a contract in which it agreed to provide sheathing, thermal insulation, gypsum board shaft wall assemblies, non-structural metal framing, Portland cement, gypsum board and acoustical panel ceilings work for a project on which Williams Brothers was the general contractor. In turn, Williams Brothers agreed to pay Hoelscher $1,788,600, according to the complaint.

During the course of the work, Hoelscher agreed to perform additional duties for an increased contract price of $2,162,985.51, the suit states.

Although Hoelscher completed the agreed-upon work, Williams Brothers failed to appropriately pay it, the complaint says.

“Williams Brothers has issued payments to Hoelscher totaling $1,756,739.41, leaving a balance due and owing under the subcontract in the amount of $406,246.10,” the suit states.

In addition to the money it claims Williams Brothers owes it, Hoelscher seeks pre-judgment interest at 10 percent interest per annum, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Michael J. Rowles, Steven M. Cockriel and Philip J. Christofferson of Cockriel and Christofferson in St. Louis will be representing it.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-1355.

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