DARREN REINICHE D/B/A REINICHE CONSTRUCTION v. JIMMIE R. McCOUN, ET AL. (Tenn. Ct. App. August 31, 2009)
Darren Reiniche d/b/a Reiniche Construction ("Contractor") was hired as a general contractor to build a new house for Jimmie R. McCoun ("Homeowner"). After numerous problems with the construction of the house developed, Homeowner refused to make the final payment of $21,085.30, prompting Contractor to file suit. Homeowner filed a counterclaim seeking damages for what he alleged were numerous structural and aesthetic defects with the house as built. Following a bench trial, the Trial Court determined that Contractor had breached his contract with Homeowner to construct the house in a workmanlike manner. The Trial Court dismissed Contractor's claim, and awarded Homeowner $100,000 in damages. Contractor appeals raising various issues. We affirm.
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