David Jennings, Chairman of Airport Authority, hopes to open new parking garage

Rosen Hagood November 8, 2005

Aviation authority officials and lawyers met Monday with the contractor on the parking deck project, Gulfstream Construction, a Hanahan-based unit of The Beach Co. [David Jennings] said the authority is withholding about 10 percent of what it owes Gulfstream because of the delay and a number of other issues, although he would not say how much that amounts to. Gulfstream officials did not return.

The airport has butted heads with Gulfstream a number of times this year. It ordered Gulfstream crews off the site in January when the airport’s inspectors.

In March the authority revoked a $2.25 million Gulfstream contract to build a rain canopy between the terminal and the new garage. Jennings said Gulfstream submitted a number of plans for the rain deck that were not in line with contract.