Church Sues Over Copper Roof

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Beaumont Texas is suing an architect firm for $1 million to replace its copper roof. The church filed a lawsuit on August 6th alleging Amtech Roofing Consultants, Amtech Building Sciences, Easley roofing and Sheet Metal, Easley Receivables, Easley Construction, Dohn LaBiche, Steinman and Associates Architects, Labiche Architectural Group and AR Contractors failed to render accurate plans resulting in a leaky roof.

St. Andrews accepted a proposal presented by LaBiche and Amtech to design the copper roof and Easley roofing would re-roof the church and its multiple buildings.

The Copper Roof Began Leaking

The suit states less than two years later the church roof began leaking. A few months after informing Amtech, LaBiche and Easley Roofing, the roofing company came out in November and caulked some areas then telling St. Andrews that the leak problems were repaired.

4 years later the church began experiencing significant leaks but this time Easley Roofing refused to fix the problems. Soon after words Easley Roofing sold all of its assets to AR Contractors and continued to do business out of the same location.

According to the independent consultant St. Andrews hired after receiving no help from the defendants, due to the poor design, poor workmanship and poor materials the whole roof will need to be removed and replaced with a new roof.

St. Andrews alleges gross negligence and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act against the defendants. No responses to the complaint have been filed yet.

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