Mississippi businesses say they are owed for work on dorm

Published 8:16 am Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Businesses on the Mississippi Gulf Coast say they are owed money for work they did on a dormitory that opened last year.

The Sun Herald reports Phillips Building Supply is suing a Kentucky company for more than $109,000 for unpaid building materials.

The Kentucky company, Encompass Develop, Design & Construct, was hired by a Mississippi company called Gulf Coast Student Housing to oversee construction.

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Gulf Coast Student Housing owns the dorm, Friendship Oak Village. The housing company claims Encompass owes any unpaid money.

A second Gulfport business, Skaggs Building Solutions LLC, is suing Encompass and Gulf Coast Student Housing. Skaggs says it is owed nearly $72,000 for electrical work.

Adam Stone, a Jackson attorney representing Encompass, told the newspaper he could not comment on the lawsuits without his client’s permission.