Old School developer, J. David McCormack, who has enjoyed a cozy relationship with the Town of Cape Charles, has once again found himself in court due to his dealings with another renovation project. McCormack, Waukeshaw Development, Haas Construction and the City of Martinsville are being sued by paint and drywall contractor Rojas-Stevens for lack of payment of invoices for work on the historic Henry Hotel in Martinsville, Virginia. According the owner, Ms. Daisy Rojas, McCormack failed to make payment based on work that had not been completed by other contractors (similar to a mechanics lien). Rojas also claims that this is a pattern with this group of developers, and that they routinely choose subcontractors that are smaller, minority owned, and less able to, or even unwilling to fight back.
The Mirror attempted to contact Mr. McCormack through his Waukeshaw Development channels to get his perspective on the case, but did not receive a response.