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Monday, July 10, 2017

CONSUMER WARNING- Decktech's License Is SUSPENDED For Failing to Post Disciplinary Bond

Sister Company Hunter-James Inc is Suspended As Well
Suspensions Result From An Accusation Filed Against Them by CSLB
CSLB & Admin Law Judge Found DeckTech Violated Contractor Law's
Was Ordered to Pay Over $28,000 in Reimbursement 

Last Minute Attempt To Stave Off License Probation Fails


This morning in SLO Superior Court, Attorney John Hodges appeal to get a stay on a CSLB order placing DeckTech Inc on a probationary license status was denied. Appearing for CSLB by telephone was DA Deputy Attorney Shawn Cook who successfully argued the case for the CSLB. 

Apparently in blind confidence that the appeal would be allowed, DeckTech had not obtained the required disciplinary bonds of $15,000 each for them and Hunter-James. Upon notification by the DA, the CSLB suspended DeckTech's  license for failing to post the bonds by today. 

Cook expects DeckTech to file with the appeals court to overturn the CSLB order from comments made by Deck tech's attorney, John Hodges. Cook also expressed dismay that DeckTech elected to fight as they did with the evidence against them-a check for $15,000 as the deposit they took illegally for example. He said the State offered a stipulated settlement that DeckTech refused, which resulted in 6 days of testimony being given at 2 hearings and all that evidence is now admittable in any court hearings and public information as well.

The DA also related Atty Hodges great dislike for me saying he'd made numerous disparaging remarks about me during the months of the case winding it's way along.  I don't mind, it makes me feel good to have bitter enemies. One thing I wonder is Ron McKenna going to learn to stop digging the hole that he's in? I sure hope not, as long as the money well is open, John Hodges will keep billing DeckTech. Don't help them pay their legal fees! 

Consumer warning-DeckTech cannot legally contract accept a deposit or perform any work unless/until their license is reactivated. That could take some time. In the meantime  do not contract with DeckTech; do not give them a deposit, if you have, exercise your right to cancel immediately. Cancel any checks you may have written, call your bank too. Credit card deposits- file a claim with your card issuer to stop payment. If your 3 day right to cancel has passed, call an attorney immediately and file a complaint with CSLB. 

If DeckTech is currently working on a job of yours. STOP THEM FROM WORKING IMMEDIATELY! Any injuries to a worker will likely not be covered by workers compensation insurance. Document with video you requesting they stop work and leave the premises after removing their tools. Any materials should remain on the job if you paid for them.
Call the CSLB for advice on how to handle this.   Call the CSLB SWIFT team  at (559) 490-0580 Above all, do not make any payments to DeckTech! If you paid money by credit card, you may wish to file a complaint with them to stop payment or get a credit back. Call your attorney for advice on how to handle the issue you have. 

Email the CSLB SWIFT Team documents, photograph's etc if DeckTech is working on your property swiftcentral@cslb.ca.gov  

If you feel threatened in any way by Ron McKenna or anyone at DeckTech, call the police.  Then, file a complaint with CSLB. 
DeckTech & it's Affiliate Hunter-James Inc's licenses are suspended for failing to post ordered
disciplinary bonds resulting from an Accusation filed by CSLB.