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Contractor, customer dispute fence work in Orange Grove

Posted at 10:23 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 23:23:46-05

Sammy Posada of Orange Grove paid Corpus Christi contractor Joaquin “Jack” Rangel of DTX Contractors half of the almost $28,000 price tag for a 1,275 ft. fence around his 2 acre property in October. The work remains unfinished months later.

“I don’t have money just to throw away,” Posada said.

But he does now have some of his money back. Rangel met with Posada today and gave him a $4,000 refund. Rangel thought that would put the matter to rest, but Posada was adamant that his story make its way into the media, so others could learn from it.

“The only reason I want to report this is because it happened to me, and I’d hate to see it happen to somebody else,” Posada said.

“I don’t know how to please you,” Rangel said of Posada. “I’m tired of it. It was a hostile working environment. He cussed us out.”

One example Rangel gave for what he called a hostile working environment was when two of his workers went to Posada’s house to remove a rented tractor. Rangel sent Posada a text to let him know about it, but Posada says he didn’t get it. He was started to later find two men on his property trying to load-up the tractor on a trailer. Posada didn’t say whether he cussed at the men or not, but he did ask to see their ID’s to cross-check with Rangel.

“If that means I did something wrong, then I did something wrong by asking, ‘what are you doing on my property?,” he said.

Now that his story has run on KZTV Action 10 News and appeared in this article, Posada implied that he may be ready to move on from this issue. He’s continuing his efforts to build his big fence, only with a contractor other than Rangel.

“As far as I’m concerned, I don’t need him around my house,” Posada said.