Why Don't We Get Sued? Because...

Why aren't we being sued? Because...from Krubinski vs Schmutzer-"truth is a complete defense against liability for defamation, regardless of bad faith or malicious purpose."

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lucia Mar Unified School District Needs to Be Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts

DeckTech Offers to Donate Labor, Time, Materials
Is This Just a PR Stunt to Try To Make Themselves Look Good? 

Ron McKenna, seemingly out of the goodness of his heart, wants to donate time, materials and labor to rebuild a weight room. I think LMUSD needs to know Deck tech's background and ask what their ulterior motive is?

So we are just bringing forth that LMUSD needs to know that DeckTech is about to be placed on probationary license status.  Bet LMUSD contracting standards would not allow DeckTech to bid projects with a probationary license. 

LMUSD should also ask what ulterior motives DeckTech might have-like free publicity about what great guys they are...to me this stinks of a red herring to take consumers eye off the ball, that DeckTech has violated state contracting laws, bringing serious financial damage to a consumer. 

What do you think? 

Friday, June 16, 2017

DeckTech's License Disclosure at CSLB Will Haunt Them for SEVEN Years

CSLB Will Disclose the Information About The Accusation Against Decktech on the Web
DeckTech "Willfully Departed From Trade Standards" 
DeckTech "Failed to Complete Project for Price Stated"
DeckTech Took an Illegal Deposit of $15,000
Requirement to Obtain Two Disciplinary Bond's Will Be Costly 

Decktech's illegal acts that substantially harmed a consumer will cost them dearly, even without their license being revoked. Read the final decision that revoked Deck tech's license with a stay upon completing a 3 year term of probabtion, issued by CSLB here 

From CSLB's website-

 Accusations that result in suspension, stayed suspension or stayed revocation of a contractor license are disclosed from the date the accusation is filed and for seven (7) years after the accusation has been settled, if no additional disciplinary actions have been filed against the licensee during the seven-year period

So right off, anyone looking up DeckTech's  license will, for the next seven years, see the complaint disclosure regarding this case. I suspect most rational people will quickly move onto another contractor without the baggage DeckTech has. I suggest you search further before considering contracting with DeckTech. 

Holding two licenses, DeckTech, and Hunter James, will have to obtain, in addition to their regular $15,000 bonds two disciplinary bonds for the two companies for an additional $15,000 each.  I spoke to a bond company yesterday who told me that disciplinary bonds cost apx 1-5% of their value depending on credit, findings by CSLB and other criteria. A worst case scenario for DeckTech then could be it costs them $4,000+ a year for two disciplinary bonds.

That cost is on top of the $3,615 DeckTech must reimburse CSLB within 30 days of this order becoming effective for it's investigative costs. 

There are better options out there than DeckTech, go find them. Why pay for their mistakes? Let them slowly strangle from overhead costs and no income, give your business to a company that doesn't have the issues Decktech does. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

CSLB Issues Decision to "Revoke" Deck Tech's License!

Revocation Stayed 
Instead DeckTech is On a Three Year Probation Period
Probation Begin's July 10, 2017

Scroll down through our other posts on this for the full background on the case. 

DeckTech has narrowly escaped having their license actually suspended or revoked after a 3 plus year process that started with a complaint to CSLB about their workmanship & ended last Friday with the issuance of a final order by CSLB.  Deck tech's license was "revoked", however

DeckTech's  license revocation is stayed while they go through a three year probation period where a probation monitor will be assigned to oversee Decktech. According to a CSLB document, probation monitors perform a variety of duties keeping an eye on  licensees who have harmed the public like Decktech has been found to have. 

While not as good news as hoped for, this isn't bad either. 

Decktech has a list of things they must comply with according to the Registrar of Contractors David Foght's order/decision. 

Three Years of Probation CSLB shall monitor DeckTech  via a "probation monitor"  who may request to view documents of Deck tech's

I'm told that quarterly reports are required to be filed by most probationary licenses so this may be no different. O

Consumers who believe that they have been harmed by DeckTech are urged to come forward immediately to CSLB. Once I have the probation monitors information, I will post it here. I will also ask what information is pertinent, how we can reach them etc.

The probation monitor can, if they receive enough convincing evidence, order the matter back to a hearing for revocation of DeckTech's  license. Let's not let this 3 year window go by...

The Decktech deck inspection report and any contracts you may have from them is of great interest to us and to CSLB! Send them to us at Bill Leys PO Box 14438 San Luis Obispo CA 93406 or by email to slodeckinspector@gmail.com 
I can look at it and tell you if it appears that it violates CSLB requirements. 
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