Nearly three dozen subcontractors who said they weren’t paid for work on a $5.9 million Vermont fire station have received $789,000 in payments from a bonding company after the lead contractor filed for bankruptcy protection. On another of the contractor’s projects, a state office building in Brattleboro, Vt., a surety is in the process of making payments to subcontractors. Officials of Rockingham, Vt., said they gave the same contractor $21,000 to obtain a bond, but the company failed to do so.
“Nearly all subcontractors who claimed they were owed money by a Keene construction company have been paid or will be paid, months after complaints first surfaced.
Earlier this year, a number of subcontractors came forward saying they had not been paid by Baybutt Construction Corp. for projects they had worked on, including the $5.9 million Keene fire station, the $2.9 million renovation project at the Rockingham Free Public Library in Bellows Falls and the $2.6 million renovation project for the Vermont state office building in Brattleboro.”