News 12 at 6 o'clock, September 30, 2008
AUGUSTA, Ga.---For the 2nd time in a month, we got calls from workers about problems at the Teleperformance building. Today property managers offered answers.
Photos sent to News 12 showing exposed piping, backed-up drainage, and stained ceiling tiles at the newly opened Teleperformance prompted dozens to speak out on our website.
"The quotes. The rumors," said property manager Ann Davis. "They are all unfounded."
"You can see as we're walking here the property is very well maintained," said Ann.
That's her story and she's sticking too it, but what about the drainage?
"No one had ever reported that to our company until I guess the employee called Channel 12," said Ann. "Immediately it was taken care of."
Owners spent about $1.2 million to get the place up and running for opening day. "We started construction in May, and we had the tenant in August," said Ann.
There are still some signs that work is being done...at least, until recently. "What's happening is we have asked our contractor to stop work until the weekend, and we'll complete that roof coating this weekend when there are no employees in the building."
They're working on getting things in line; meanwhile, Ann says she's taking it all in stride. She hopes others will too.
"This is just one of those things that happened and it's not a problem for us," said Ann. "We manage about a million and a half square feet in this market...so we can take on any obstacle."
Ann says workers will be back on the roof this weekend. They're expected to finish those repairs. Ann says they invested in the project to ensure hundreds would have jobs. She says that should be the focus.