Also...were all of these contracts formally bid? I know the Airport contract was defaulted when it was discoverd that HSOA's bond company, Infinity Surety, was bogus....So does this mean that Picke now has the airport contract or is this an entirely different contract? The original defaulted contract was for 5.6 million...this lists a 4.3 million dollar contract....are they the same contract?:
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It is a beautiful website. It looks professional and polished. The writing on it is a little nauseating. Were it not for the news stories about money problems and lawsuits, I'd be impressed by them at first glance.
Under investors they tell you they area wholly owed subsidiary of Home Solutions of America. They say they work on the Gulf Coast, but all their projects are in New Orleans, and most of them seem to involve getting government contracts. And they DO have a multi-million dollar contract out at the airport.
Under the projects heading, they tell you right up front:
French Market Shed Renovation
$6 905 834
Orleans Parish Prison
$1 779 771
Louis Armstrong International Airport
$4 324 555
New Orleans Public School
$20 739 176
French Quarter Sidewalks
$ 750 000
Tulane University-- Emergency Temporary Housing
$1 502 232
Would someone check my math, please, because I think that adds up to $36 001 568.
That is a lot of public money to entrust to a company that seems to have big problems.
UPDATE: This comment came in immediately after I made this post. Interestingly enough the link has been locked so I can't follow up on what it was about.