Trex sues wholesaler over unpaid bills

Posted: December 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Winchester-based Trex Co. Inc. is suing a building wholesaler for what it claims are unpaid bills.

The wood-alternative decking and fencing company filed the suit against Seven D Wholesale of CT LP in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg on Dec. 13, according to online court records.

The partners in the company — Dennis W. DeGol, Donald A. DeGol, Bruno DeGol Jr., David A. DeGol and Gloria J. Burgan — live in Pennsylvania.

Seven D Wholesale had an agreement to buy products from Trex, according to the complaint.

“Trex has issued invoices for the composite decking products, and pursuant to the agreements between Trex and Defendant, Defendant is obligated to pay the invoices issued by Trex within a specified period,” the suit says.

If Seven D failed to pay within a certain time period, it agreed to pay a 1.5 percent monthly service charge, it says.

However, the company neither paid its invoices for decking material, nor the monthly late fee, according to the complaint.

“In particular, Defendant failed to pay Trex at least $280,002.61 for products that Trex supplied to Defendant,” it says. “Defendant also failed to pay the applicable monthly service charge for the outstanding invoices. Trex demanded that Defendant pay all amounts due and owing, but Defendant failed to do so.”

Trex is asking for the $280,002, plus interest, attorneys’ fees and costs.

According to its website, Seven D Wholesale — which distributes building products — was started in the early 1970s.

Owner Dennis DeGol declined comment on Thursday, and the company had not filed an answer to the complaint as of Thursday afternoon.

— Contact Sally Voth at svoth@winchesterstar.com