Drywall contractor sues Wasatch Residential for non-payment on completed Draper townhomes

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A Utah County-based drywaller is seeking nearly $300,000 from a Salt Lake City developer for work completed in May 2023 at The Austin Townhomes in Draper.

Kyco Services, in business since 2004 and based in Springville, filed a complaint in Salt Lake County District Court against Wasatch Residential Builders and South Point Towns, both registered at 620 S. State St. in Salt Lake City.

That is the office of the Wasatch Residential Group, headed by Jeff Nielson.

Kyco is claiming that its gypsum assemblies work at The Austin Townhomes, 604 W Park Presidio Way in Draper, was not paid according to the terms of the parties’ contract.

Kyco put a mechanic’s lien for foreclosure on the property in August 2023, and filed its suit in February 2024. It is seeking $294,304.01 for labor and materials, plus attorney’s fees, costs, expenses, and interest per the terms of the contract.

A request for comment from Wasatch was not returned.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: An original version of this story incorrectly identified the name of the company in the lawsuit and the owner of the defendant. Building Salt Lake regrets the error.

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Posted by Luke Garrott

Luke Garrott, PhD, has published in The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and written features for the Salt Lake City Weekly City Guide and The West View. A former two-term councilman in Salt Lake City's District 4, he lives in Downtown Salt Lake City and grew up in the Chicago area.