Superior Steel, Inv. v. Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge, LLC, 2017 Ky. LEXIS 511 (December 14, 2017)
Corporex Development and Construction Management, LLC (“Corporex”), a design builder, contracted with Dugan & Meyers Construction Company (“D&M”), a construction manager and general contractor on the Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge (the “Project”), a 21-floor luxury condominium in Covington, Kentucky.
As a cost saving measure, D&M asked Superior Steel, Inc. (“Superior”) to fabricate the steel and to have Ben Hur Construction Company (“Ben Hur”) complete the erection and installation work. Superior and D&M entered into a fixed price contract for $1,814,000. In turn, Superior subcontracted with Ben Hur to erect the steel and metal decking for $444,000. As structured, the payments would flow from Corporex to D&M to Superior. Superior would then pay Ben Hur.
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