LITTLETON, Colo. -- A contractor is claiming View House, a popular Denver-area restaurant chain, is stiffing them out of payments for work they did building a new Littleton location. The restaurant says the contractor asked for an increase in payment that wasn't part of the deal.
Owner of Top Notch Turf, Nicholas Byrad, was thrilled his small business was getting a big break. He was approached by Maxwell Builders, the general contractor, about installing turf at the Littleton View House location back in June.
“It makes you feel good that people are going to come and see your work,” Byrad said.
Byrad immediately started working on the project and was done in a week. Maxwell Builders informed him he would be paid for the job 30 days after the completion of the project. But months have gone by, and he has yet to be paid the $3,000 he said the project was worth.
Byrad reached out to Maxwell Builders and was told they couldn't pay him because they have yet to get paid by the View House.
“Despite Maxwell’s repeated demands, the owner has not paid Maxwell and its subcontractors the full amount due for the labor, materials and equipment provided for construction of the View House Littleton project," the company said in a statement.
A representative for the View House says “significant billing irregularities" by Maxwell have held up payments. The restaurant hopes to resolve the issue by next week.
Maxwell Builders said it is preparing to file suit if payment isn't made.