When Bay County Commissioners selected local contractor Phoenix Construction for a 25 million dollar secondary water source project, talk hit the fan.
Not only are residents squalling that choosing Phoenix Construction wasn't fair, a Denver based company that was runner up for the project has filed a letter of protest.
Phoenix didn't make the original top three list recommended by county staff, they did however get to present after County Commissioners ranked the companies themselves.
Now, Phoenix owner, James Finch is speaking out to News13's Amy Hoyt.
The contract with the county hasn't been signed yet, but if it all works out, Finch says he will employ 75-100 people for the water source project. The company that filed the letter of protest, has until June 17th to either drop it or file a formal complaint that includes a 250 thousand dollar protest bond.