Ray Koenig Jr. was born Dec. 30, 1946 in Washington DC. He graduated from Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington VA in 1964 and from Villanova University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1968. In 1973 he was first licensed as a professional engineer (PE) in Washington DC. He was subsequently licensed to practice engineering in eight other states (VA, MD, SC, PA, DE, WV, NC, GA). In 1974 he was first licensed as a professional land surveyor (PLS) in Virginia, and in 1975 he was licensed to practice land surveying in Maryland. During most of his 40+ yr. career Ray Koenig Jr. worked for consulting engineering firms in metropolitan Washington DC. From 1973 to 1976 Ray Koenig Sr. and Ray Koenig Jr. worked together at A. Raymond Koenig and Sons in Bethesda MD.
Ray Koenig Jr. married Jenny Marie Johnston of Arlington VA in 1966. They raised their four children (Michelle, Ken, Karen, and Cheryl) in northern VA. Ray and Jenny are now retired and live in Strasburg VA. They have two grandsons, Kyle (21) and Jeremy (4).
Ray Koenig Jr. has several blogs in which he uses his pseudonym, PEretired.
State Supreme Court sides with Sun City residents seeking class-action status in stucco dispute
By ALLISON STICE email@example.com 843-706-8138
Published Wednesday, October 6, 2010
A state Supreme Court decision may allow Sun City Hilton Head homeowners to pursue a class-action lawsuit for alleged defective stucco work.
The opinion released Monday reverses a Circuit Court ruling that struck down class-action status for a suit alleging improper stucco application, which caused water damage and rot. A court must first certify the class before such a lawsuit can be filed. A Circuit Court hearing on that issue has not been scheduled.
The suit against South Carolina State Plastering LLC was filed three years ago by Anthony and Barbara Grazia of Sun City and alleges negligent construction on more than 2,500 homes in the gated community that "would require ... stripping the homes of the existing stucco and recladding with a properly installed stucco system," the Supreme Court's opinion reads. State Plastering filed a third-party complaint against developer Del Webb Communities Inc., builder Pulte Homes Inc. and Kephart Architects Inc.
A statement from Del Webb says a third-party engineering firm surveyed the homes and repairs already have been made "in isolated incidents where a stucco issue was present."
Representatives for Pulte did not respond Wednesday to requests for comment.
W. Jefferson Leath Jr. of Charleston-based law firm Leath, Bouch & Seekings said the four attorneys in the Grazia case collectively represent more than 140 Sun City homeowners claiming stucco defects.
"If Pulte follows their standard course, they will take some action to prolong (the lawsuit), whether it be a petition to the Supreme Court to reconsider or some other action," Leath said.
Everett Kendall of the Columbia-based firm Sweeny Wingate & Barrow, one of four lawyers representing the defendants, said they may petition for a rehearing. They may also seek clarification from the legislature on its original intent in creating the law that he lower court used to deny class-action status.