See the TV News Reports at the top of the Sidebar below to the right, just below this links section....and click on the photos!


  • John Fox & Clemon Williams vs. Kern High School District, Whistleblowing to the FBI Re: Garland Purchase Orders, Bakersfield, California, 2013
  • GSA vs. Tremco, Qui Tam Suit, 2013
  • Los Angeles vs. Garland, Re: Bid Collusion, Racketeering, etc., Los Angeles, California, About 1997
  • Quality Tile Roofing vs. Tremco Roofing, Re: False Fraud Charges leveled at Tremco Certified Contractor for not bidding Tremco products at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Boise, Idaho, About 1997

Monday, November 30, 2015

The New California Law - What Got Fixed and What Didn't

So what allows the scams to continue - at least in California (and we know it applies across the country)?

 On the good side of the scam - if there is one: Lack of Knowledge, and Education. On the real side of the scam: Much worse.  

One reason for the "Much Worse" side of the scam is an involved California State Attorney General that stopped all investigations in California over the past 13 years. One of the State Attorney Generals - Bill Lockyer - is in the Roofer's Union wiht a stepfather that had a roofing contracting concern in the SF Bay Area.....did you see them investigate my claims in 1997 or since? No.  They instead tried to find out everything I knew and who all was talking to 2001. Does that sound right?

So the new law the California Legislature just passed - which I will get to in a moment - wants you to go report what you find to the involved persons stopping investigations - the State Attorney General.

Why?  They won't be doing anything.

Then you can if you wish, they say in this new law, go to the State Auditor.

From my experience?

No, you should go to the State Auditor only - and let them turn it into the Feds or the State as they wish.

The best course is to stay away from anyone elected to report activities to, they have allegiances only to their buddies, and that could be anyone.

I ought to know, after 13years of attempting to get someone to listen - they still aren't protecting whistleblowers here, it's about keeping the funding sources for politicians intact. Seriously.  

So what else is "Much Worse" in this scam?  


Yes, it's true.  

How does it work?  

The involved parties are:

1. Roofing Manufacturer's Reps, who lock down the work with Government Officials long before projects are budgeted for.

2. To get work with public entities, at least in California, architects and engineers walk into a Cesspool. Here's how it works:

a. They get the job.
b. The government contact hands over sets of specs on particular products they "have to have" (illegally) sole-sourced.
c. The architect or engineer balks.
d. Payments for work stops.
e. The firm has to start laying off people.
f. The firm has to give in.
g. The firm just prays no one goes after them for it.
h. The firm can only get more work by doing it. Otherwise, shut their doors.

That's how the Cesspool works - with Government Officials taking kickbacks from Manufacturers. And that's how most architects and engineers are "involved." Some may be taking kickbacks, the majority not.

And are those kickbacks sweet that the needy-greedy addicted Government Officials get.

 3. Either the Roofing Contractor involved "kicks back" monies to the Manufacturer's Rep, who redistributes the monies to the Government Officials, Facilities Personnel, or other decision makers.

What are some of the things we hear of?
1. A former Manufacturer's Rep admitted here in California to taking $10,000 cash, giving it to another rep to hand to the Facilities Director of a School District in the LA Area, in the form of cash, coupons, etc. for a trip the guy took.
 2. A new owner of a family roofing concern in New Jersey found checks made out to the Manufacturer's Rep  

So what did the California Legislature do?

Pass a law punishing everyone but the involved persons forcing the scam - Government Officials.

Oh, there was some good stuff in there about "equals" and how to define them - but the main part of why the scam happens was not addressed. Kickbacks to the Building "Owners" - Government Officials, Government Facilities Directors and Managers and Staff Designers, City Council Members, School Board Members.....etc. All Government Officials.

Not one of them was required to sign a statement saying they had no financial interests with the manufacturers involved in the roofs they force.

The California Legislature did do something very ineffective:
They required architects and engineers, most of them forced by those in government taking kickbacks to write the "Lock Specs" (copy them), to sign the form.

It's not enough to punish those who don't know what is going on in California by making them sign a form saying they have no financial interest in the companies they have specified....when it's the School Boards, the State Dept. of Education, Facilities Personnel, Administrators and so on forcing the specs - for no good reason.

One needs to understand what laws were changed that were working, and who is stopping investigations and why, before you can make effective laws.

Monday, June 23, 2014

When is Water NOT Water?

When is Water NOT Water?

When it happens to be in San Francisco.

This is the kind of thing that sends architects and engineers who do things right in San Francisco over the proverbial edge.



In or about 1994, a developer cut a steep hill at about a 70% slope. At the OK of a famous Soils Engineer.

 His nephew, a contractor and all of them part of the"Irish Mafia" in San Francisco, was building about 5 homes at the bottom of the hill - one of them for the San Francisco Police Chief. 

One day, the hill fell into the homes, some being lived in Including the Police Chief's....he was living there at the time!

That's right.

That nephew was the husband of a coworker, he had no work, and I got him a house job on existing foundations on a hill in Corte Madera, just north of the Golden Gate way to have that happen to him again.....

Fast Forward to 1994. A Developer ramrodded his development of three huge homes into the same hill, one quarter the way around the hill, cutting deep into the hillside with a retaining wall.

See the photo above for that development.

Trouble is, he didn't waterproof it. The video below is the result.

It was shown in public meetings in the late 1990's and the local newspapers carried photos of some of the video...

See the water coming out???? In numerous places????

You can actually hear it pouring out!!!!

The Building Inspectors, when confronted by angry neighbors across the street....said that "that wasn't water."

Oh, yes.......

And so did the Planning Commission....

So what was it, pray tell???? 

Juice?  Gas?  Hot Springs - but that would be water too!  

Come on guys, water is water!

It's amazing to watch this! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Exporting Our Scam of the School Dollar to the United Kingdom

Oh yes, we have done that too, now, by not stopping the scams at home.

Not only did we infect our neighbors to the north and south with this trash, now we have proudly by one company's account infected the United Kingdom with it.

Wonder what they'll do when they realize what they have on their hands over the pond, that "Wonder Roofing Men" don't exist.  Sort of like Superman and Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy........

And wonder how that will make us all look.  Scamming our "friends".  

A little birdy in the Northeast called to tell me that the leading Superman-in-Chief of the (Garland) Scammers, Salesman Mr. "Panty-coast" as he calls him, no kidding - will be going to the United Kingdom to teach them all how to be Supermen, too.

You are not Supermen or Superman.  And neither are your "Wonder Warranties" on your privately-labeled products that their own makers won't warranty the same.

I guess Superman never saw this article.  Or knows what the consequences of such can be.

Take a lesson from Hewlett Packard.

"HP pays $108 million to settle foreign bribery probes

WARSAW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay $108 million to resolve wide-ranging U.S. government investigations into whether some of its foreign units bribed government officials to obtain lucrative contracts, U.S. officials said on Wednesday."......

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Former San Francisco School Board President arrested on Bribery and Corruption Charges - now a State Senator, running for Secretary of State in California

Rush Limbaugh noted the news of California State Senator Leland Yee's arrest today....which is quite something!  Also Michael Savage.....

State Senator Leland Yee is a former San Francisco School Board Member.....

He is also one of two former San Francisco School Board Presidents from the 1990's that threatened me - showed extreme anger at me for about an hour, with no witnesses - in the Fall of 2012.  While "working for his daughter" fighting a neighbor wanting to put up a block to their sun at the house she lived in (which he owns).

He was the one instrumental in stopping Legislation in the hearings we got done over the Roofing Scam in Schools in California - in the June 2010 hearings and beyond.  Leland Yee has been Governor Jerry Brown's "water boy" with the Legislature regarding what legislation gets passed or not.
Garland spent over a million dollars lobbying against the bills - and with the help of key legislators and the California Council of the American Institute of Architects

The FBI arrested him this morning, March 26, 2014 at his home in the Sunset District of San Francisco - along with a number of others in the San Francisco Bay area in a multi-year investigation.

More details are here:
        State Senator Leland Yee - former San Francisco School Board President
Roofing SF School District primarily used?

 The FBI raiding the at the San Francisco Chinatown office of the Ghee Kung Tong Free Masons

March 26 2014

And yes the IRS Criminal Division is involved 

Yee was released on half a million dollars bail today

"A 137-page criminal complaint charges a total of 26 people -- including Yee and Chow -- with a panoply of crimes, including firearms trafficking, money laundering, murder-for-hire, drug distribution, trafficking in contraband cigarettes, and honest services fraud.

Yee is charged with conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms, as well as six counts of scheming to defraud citizens of honest services. Each corruption count is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000, while the gun-trafficking count is punishable by up to five years and $250,000.

The charges are particularly shocking given that Yee has been among the state Seante's most outspoken advocates both of gun control and of good-government initiatives."

We  believe Garland used State Senator Leland Yee to stop Legislation stopping the scam in the state during the hearings in 2010 to 2012

Yee was the go-between from the Legislature to Governor Jerry Brown and worked directly for the Governor on Legislation the Governor wanted done

The other former school board president in San Francisco who threatened me, on the board with Leland?  

She passed away this past November, at 83. 

The latter is the one that threatened my life in 2003 after admitting "Everybody does it!!!" with regards to kickbacks and what she told a Grand Jury in San Francisco when asked about kickbacks in their investigation about her former thieving  Facilities Director, Tim Tronson, who had been caught stealing millions  

The latter is also the one that had taken me to see Mayor Willie Brown, who threatened me in person in 2002.

The threats came for reporting kickbacks for illegally sole-sourcing roofing products at the University of California, San Francisco, in the 800-man on the take Facilities Department, where I was the Senior Architect.

That's right.

From three California Politicians, one a Mayor and two former School Board Presidents in San Francisco....and one now caught.
They were guilty as sin, and were telling me they were by threatening me - and who all was involved - politicians, Democrats, liberals in both parties, at the lowest levels - votes bought and controlled by using kickbacks from product manufacturers for illegal sole-sourcing.

Don't think for one second those who needed to know didn't hear about it.   

NOW do you see why I haven't stopped?

I couldn't say this as clearly as I could today, upon these arrests.  Finally.

It took 17 years. 

Garland and Tremco:  You have brought about the destruction of this nation with your corruption, and we won't long forget it.

To the salesmen involved:  You can come out of it - first one in the door to talk gets immunity.  Get your lawyer and go in to your local FBI.  State personnel tend to be bought off or involved.  

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Why Scammers Won't Give Up and Do the Right Thing

Garland Product Sales listed on this chart are approximately $131,176,000 for the first 11 months of 2011  (see the "Pts." column and multiply by $1,000).

Garland Reps made 25% of those sales in commissions.

That's $32.794 million - about $33 million -  in commissions in 2011.

Most of Garland sales are in public work.....

Double the product sales for construction by various entities, including Garlands' own construction firm, and conservatively you would have about $262 million - or say at least a QUARTER OF A BILLION dollars - was lost in taxpayer funds in the roofing scam in the US  alone in 2011.

And that's just Garland, not including Tremco and any other roofing "manufacturer" pulling the same stunts!

We know this scam is operating in Canada, the UK and possibly  beyond ??? as well now.

Can we afford this???

Check the yearly sales figures on and look up the various manufacturers.  The latest range of sales for Garland they list are $50 to $100 million in revenues.

We all have always wondered why scam manufacturers and their reps won't give up destroying all of us through massively overspent bond monies we have to pay back.

In fact, it has sent this country into a downward spiral.

So what is it?


As long as the Government keeps allowing it to only gets worse.  

Because they keep getting away with the point they are making videos now oh-ha-ha-ha "debunking" the indefensible.  

Even Garland's highest paid rep in the country - who is in New Jersey - made one of those videos.

Little wonder why.

Here's the proof.

What Garland Reps all over the US were paid in Commissions in the first 11 months of 2011:

Enlarge it on Legal or Ledger Size Paper when you print it out - the numbers are to what schools and kids and teachers and the taxpayers are wonder we have saddled college kids with such heavy debt.

So how to read it?

Multiply the  numbers under "PTS" - Points - Column by $1,000 - to get how much in Sales that rep made in the first 11 months of 2011.

That's right.

They make 25% on that tells you how much the PUBLIC is being hit up for.....

The highest paid Garland Sales Rep, Bill Pancoast, made $5,495,000 in sales the first 11 months of 2011.

That means his commissions were about $1.4 million or more in that same time period.

Many others made over $1 million in sales the same time period.

Tremco Sales Reps do the same.

Question:  Why do Garland Reps complain so bitterly about getting so little of their commissions?  

We know why.

Johns-Manville Sales Reps, et. al.:  How do you like your company openly private-labeling or allowing its products to outright be used under Garland's "top cap sheet" - charging 6 times for the same material you sell - while you aren't allowed to compete with them - and struggle to make $60,000 per year?

The Teacher's Union:  How do you like your teachers who haven't been laid off or made to take on many more students per class still paying for classroom supplies out of meager salaries?

Taxpayer Organizations:  How do you like the taxpayer being overly sold on products and installations not needed at ridiculous prices?

Bond Financiers must LOVE these practices, lining their fleecing pockets with more, more more enslavement of the public.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Qui Tam Case Against Tremco, Inc. Alleged Defects In BURmastic Roofing Systems

Apparently, one of the charges in the Qui Tam case against Tremco that has just been won is that there are defects in the BURmastic roofing systems. 

The article is located here:

It reminds me of the Quality Tile Roofing case in Boise, Idaho during the mid to late 1990's, where the owner, a Western Roofing Contractor's Association President, was accused by Tremco of mixing polymers into their product and diluting it.  

Turned out that the Tremco sales scheme of selling wayyyyyyy too much product of what they "think" would be on the job backfired.

He had about 1,000 unopened cartons of their SBS modified product left on his yard - because they wouldn't take back all that way oversold product.

He sent 10 unopened cartons of the Tremco materials to Dick Baxter at CRS Monroe in Monroe, NC, who tested it.

Sure enough, the material was bad alright.  And it came from their plant, where the only high-speed Austrian-made mixers were available to mix the product.

He proved that Tremco knowingly sold him bad product, and then when he got disgusted and stopped playing the "round robin" of contractors to get their jobs, and bid a Malarkey product - at way less - they went to the US Attorney General's Offices and asked to have him criminally charged for making the product bad.

That's right.  Tremco tried to have him charged with mixing bad product on two roofs at Mountain Home Air Force Base, only one of which he had done...... with products they knew were bad and sold him.

By the way, not only was the cost way less to use the Malarkey materials, Malarkey had a REAL warranty, not that cooked-up massively expensive "Maintenance Agreement" Tremco, Garland and Hickman used......and still use with the two left.

It also reminds me of the San Francisco Bay Area roofing contractor estimator, a former Tremco Field Inspector and a roofing rep all reporting the same thing to me:  the practice of Tremco Sales reps to force "shorting" of the material between the plies, to ensure that the roofs would get done way, way way too soon.  Around here, about years 6-8 we would see the roofs redone at enormous prices......  

Incredible amounts of Churning going on.  Fraud, in fact.

The classic example?

IBM facilities managers, enamored somehow, used Tremco materials over their SIlicone Valley plant, so I heard from a very reliable roofing rep.  He got a call one day, from them, frantic.

Seems that the roofs were shorted of the asphalt materials, dried out and were leaking.  

Only in this case, the roof was over a Clean Room for chip-making - and water had gotten in.  

They had called the Tremco rep, who had it "fixed" - and had to replace the Clean Room and throw out all the chips.

It leaked again.  And that's when they called the roofing rep I know - and many of you know him too.  Another Clean Room destroyed and many more chips.

Total loss I heard was around $160 million.

He got to the site, the Tremco rep arrived, and the Facilities Manager threw the Tremco rep off the site.  My friend got it fixed - with another system.

But look at how much IBM lost in the deal.

Hickman did the same thing in New Jersey shortly before they went under, paying about $40,000 out in kickbacks on about $300,000 jobs, taking the money out of the SBS modified materials to be put down and effectively shorting the materials between the plies.  A former Hickman rep in that area told me this - I don't make these things up.

In Hickman's case, the roofs were already leaking by year one - and frantic former Hickman guys called me to see what they could do about their warranties - so-called.  I heard later all of a sudden any number of their school roofs in New Jersey got redone right away - with "Green Roofs".  Which previously were done by Hickman.  Unnhhh-hunnnhhhh......right........"green" roofs.......all on schools.......

So the BURmastic systems have had their problems .... all to further sales..........

Me oh's finally coming out.......but look at how long it took.  

Wonder how many of all the scammers' roofs are done in the same manner?

You have to know - I hear way lots more than I put up on here....unbelievable but true things going on in the roofing world.   Now you know why I keep hammering away......

The guys doing it right need not be ashamed and need to be bold in going after work - we all need good competition from folks doing it right!

The Department of Justice's Press Release on the Tremco Qui Tam Case

Click on the page below or download and read..... or go to:

This blogger thanks so much the man in Rocky River, Ohio who did the Qui Tam.  II have seen many entries on the blogs from Rocky River, and always wondered who it was.  Thank you so much!

It's been 16-1/2 years since I went to the FBI, and they "Strongly Recommended Prosecutions" of my bosses.  Unfortunately, the US Attorney General's Offices at that time refused to prosecute.  It was run at that time by Robert Mueller.  

The recommendations were regarding the illegal, restrictive proprietary performance specs written by Tremco and inserted into bidding documents, for the reroofing of four hospitals at the University of California, San Francisco.  

Their repeated, illegal specs on over 20 years' worth of building roofing projects on that 110-building campus was one of the big reasons a colleague of mine, a woman architect 20 years my senior, argued with bosses over "all those illegal contracts, how do they keep getting away with it?" and got run out for it - and in despair, killed herself over it on a Sunday in July, 1996 at her home in Mill Valley, California.  

Managers at UCSF later laughed at me, telling me that "EVERYONE!" was on the take - four years after lying to FBI Agents - all while seeing to it I have been blackballed.

Thank you so much for persevering - and I think many more than myself tell you the same!!!!

For a copy of the long complaint, please contact the US Dept. of Justice or email for the .pdf file.