The courthouse roof and masonry project remains on hold while the Johnson County Commission waits for the low bidder to produce a performance bond.
The county opened bids March 20. Strata Architecture and Preservation architects checked bidder qualifications, materials, references, schedules and tradesmen.
Architects Susan Richards Johnson and Trudy Faulkner told commissioners the $647,700 low bid from All Trades Historical Restoration, St. Petersburg, Florida, came in hundreds of thousands of dollars lower than bids submitted by two other companies. Company owner Cassie Hollis said the company will not make much profit on the business.