Lawsuit settlement forces sale of Camping World site in auction

By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press Staff

The property where Camping World sits in the Village of Saukville will be sold at sheriff’s auction on Thursday, May 23, to satisfy a judgment against the current owner for failing to pay the builder more than $425,000 in construction costs.

Damages to be paid to Hobart-based Bayland Buildings Inc. from the sales proceeds total $651,667, including interest and attorney fees.  

Camping World is not a party to the case and will remain on the site, store manager Tom Hamil said.

“We’re not going anywhere,” Hamil said. 

According to Ozaukee County court documents:

Bayland contracted with owner Siren Saukville LLC to build the 30,477-square-foot building at 800 E. Green Bay Ave. in August 2013 for $3.2 million.

Siren, which later sold its interest in the property to Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Spirit Master Funding, subsequently approved change orders due to unforeseen soil conditions and the onset of wet and cold weather that increased the cost to more than $3.32 million.

According to a lawsuit filed in November 2015, Bayland claimed it was still owed $485,051 and imposed a construction lien on the property and asked that the court foreclose on the property to satisfy the lien.

In March, Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge Paul V. Malloy ruled in favor of Bayland and set damages at $651,667.

Any funds received at auction beyond that amount will be held by the Ozaukee County Clerk of Courts Office until ordered by Malloy to release them, according to court documents.

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