JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Larry Varnom owns a small heating and air company, a company he said he started in 1966.
"I've been fortunate over the years," said Varnom," I have lost very little money since I have been in business."
Varnom said last May he serviced the air conditioning system at Greater Israel United church and has yet to be paid for his service.
"One time they told me the check was in the mail," said Varnom," from the Northside to the Westside doesn't take three or four months."
Varnom, frustrated, filed a claim of lien against the church for $1,018.
"I can't go around passing out thousand dollar bills, I'd like to have my money," he said.
Dr. Eugene White is the pastor of the church.
"The church said that they would pay him, but they would pay him payments on it," said White.
Dr. White said the lien comes as surprise.