South Florida firms sue each other over work on 41-story condo in St. Petersburg

Kast Construction claims that subcontractor Titus Construction Group did substandard work, and Titus claims it did uncompensated work for Kast

Miami /
Aug.August 04, 2018 12:00 PM

ONE St. Petersburg construction site (Credit: Titus Construction Group)

West Palm Beach-based Kast Construction is locked in litigation with a Fort Lauderdale-based subcontractor over work on a 41-story condo building in downtown St. Petersburg.

Nathan Pardue, president of Titus Construction Group, told the Tampa Bay Times that his firm did most of its drywall and framing work on 32 floors of the condo, called ONE St. Petersburg.

At that point, Kast informed the drywall and framing subcontractor that it could continue working on the construction project if it agreed in writing that its work on the first 32 floors had been substandard, and “we didn’t agree,” Pardue told the Times.

Pardue also told the newspaper that his firm is still working on the condo building and should finish there by late August.

Kast sued Titus, alleging multiple flaws in drywall and framing work by the subcontractor, among them framing that was “generally out of plumb, unlevel and not square.”

Kast claimed in the suit that it incurred additional expenses because it hired other workers to finish work that Titus started.

Another defendant named in the suit is a surety company that was obligated to reimburse Kast if Titus failed to perform as required by its subcontract.

Titus filed its own suit, alleging that Kast owes the Fort Lauderdale-based subcontractor $3.64 million for work Kast ordered but was not required by its subcontract for the ONE St. Petersburg project.

Kast is the construction arm of Kolter Group, the developer of ONE St. Petersburg, which is nearing completion.

Robert Vail, president of Kolter Urban, told the Times that Kast and Titus appear to be “working to resolve their differences.” [Tampa Bay Times] – Mike Seemuth


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
From left: Sotheby’s Daniel de la Vega and Reagan Jefferies with Brevard County
One Sotheby’s picks up Brevard County brokerage
One Sotheby’s picks up Brevard County brokerage
10181 US Highway 98 West and 39 Sandy Dunes Circle (LoopNet)
Florida Panhandle estate sold for $25M
Florida Panhandle estate sold for $25M
Netscape co-founder Jim Clark and 2000 South Ocean Boulevard in Manalapan (Getty, Sotheby's)
Manalapan compound poised to sell for Florida-record $175M
Manalapan compound poised to sell for Florida-record $175M
A photo illustration of the letter unit owners of Champlain Towers South in Surfside sent to the court (Getty Images, iStock)
Surfside collapse unit owners ask court to up their $83M payout
Surfside collapse unit owners ask court to up their $83M payout
Hassan Whiteside and 528 Lakeview Court in Miami Beach (Getty, Joe Azar/Compass)
NBA’s Hassan Whiteside lists Miami home for $23M, triple what he paid for it
NBA’s Hassan Whiteside lists Miami home for $23M, triple what he paid for it
Tate Capitals' Jimmy Tate and 801 Seabreeze Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale (Tate Capital, Google Maps)
Developer Jimmy Tate’s proposed Bahia Mar project faces more controversy with filing of new lawsuit
Developer Jimmy Tate’s proposed Bahia Mar project faces more controversy with filing of new lawsuit
(ONE Sotheby's Realty)
Former mayor George “Bud” Scholl’s waterfront home hits market for $13.9M
Former mayor George “Bud” Scholl’s waterfront home hits market for $13.9M
Jules Trump and Suffolk CEO and chairman John Fish with a rendering of the Estates at Acqualina (Getty, Suffolk, Avra)
Trump Group, Suffolk Construction sue each other over Estates at Acqualina
Trump Group, Suffolk Construction sue each other over Estates at Acqualina
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...