“[Temple leaders] felt that strange in a falling economy that the cost of materials was rising by the week,” says Goleman
Builder Allen Ryan says temple representatives kept changing the scope of the project, thereby driving up costs. He says he'd be willing to refund some of the deposit minus time, material and labor costs.
Ryan says that leaves about $5,300. Goleman says his clients are owed $15,000 to $17,000.