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  • 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, 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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

GSA Wins Qui Tam Case Against Tremco

It's official - Tremco was hit with a Qui Tam Case from the GSA - and lost.

A former Tremco executive turned them in.

Read about it here: 


Which states, in part:

"Mr. Rudolph sued on behalf of the united states government alleging that Tremco, and its parent company RPM, had made false claims to the United States government by offering less favorable pricing to the government as opposed to pricing afforded to private customers, marketing expensive materials to federal government purchasers without disclosing the availability and opportunity to purchase comparable lower-cost, identical materials, and selling and installing defective products and systems on federal government buildings.

On August 13, 2013, Tremco and RPM International Inc. reached a settlement under which they will pay the government $60,958,963 plus interest for claims arising during the period from January 2, 2002 through March 1, 2011.  As the whistleblower, or relator of the information leading to the settlement, Mr. Rudolph is entitled to a portion of the recovery, which in this case amounts to 17.9% of the settlement."

Read more:

Tremco is the company that I observed at the University of California, San Francisco getting their illegally, sole-sourced non-competitive bid specs put out to "bid" by my bosses.  The FBI ruled in my case in 1997 "Strongly Recommending Prosecutions" of my bosses for those specs.

They had been in the campus for at least 20 years, doing reroofing ad infinitum on most if not all of the over 110 structures.  Today, they have not been stopped and the campus has many more structures.

You can see Tremco's In-House Training Document, here - detailing how they scam the schools::

Here is what is supposed to be happening instead:

Tremco is the same company which Thomas L. Smith, the Roof Consultant in Chicago did the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation Report on Tremco and Hickman's practices, released Sept., 2000.

See that report here:

Thomas L. Smith also did the blistering Investigative Report on the Tremco Specs for four major hospitals' reroofing at the UCSF Medical Center, for the California State Auditor, released Sept. 17, 2003.  They were the same specifications the FBI strongly recommended prosecutions of my bosses over.

See that report here:
and look at Chapter 5

For the great work of the Midwest Roofing Contractor's Association and their Testing Manager, LB "Huck" Morris' reports on the activities of Tremco, Garland and Hickman, you can see many of those reports in this blog and the associated blog, 

Their reports came out in 1997-8, with more in the early 2000's.

Copies of the reports and the actual Qui Tam Case are available by email.  Write and they will be sent to you.

Thanks to Diana Vice for obtaining the case for distribution.  At some point, it will be made available along with all other documents on this site and associated sites in .pdf form, for easy download.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

School District Personnel Fired for Whistleblowing to the FBI Re: Garland Purchase Order Scam WIN Their Case

That's right.

Two School District Personnel Fired for Whistleblowing to the FBI Re: Garland Purchase Order Scam WIN Their Case

They settled with a frantic School Board attorney on the morning their case was to start trial....Monday, August 12, 2013.

A First.

Have you ever heard of a Facilities guy or School District guy who fought or reported to the authorities anything about these scams winning?

I haven't.  If you have, please write and let me know!

Well, it just happened.

And it didn't "just happen".  I explain below - with a lot of stuff I have never yet disclosed.  There's much more than I say below....that will be in the book.

The original news story:

Announcement of the Settlement:

Long story short:

An Assistant Maintenance Director in the largest High School District in California noticed that with the influx of a cadre of new men coming into the Business Office and above them in various positions, that the normal and required competitive bidding specifications in roofing and other products were thrown out the window.

The men who came in and instituted the practices all seemed to know each other also seemed to party hardy together, knowing each other from CASBO and CASH.

CASBO is the California Association of School Business Officers (

C.A.S.H. (which sends investigators into slack-jawed shock of the open brazenness of obvious aims with the name) is the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (

Right.  We all know what kind of "adequate" C.A.S.H. reserves they are for the con men targeting school funds.

Slobbering at the pig's trough....hogs, really.

Time for the hog slaughter.

So these men coming in as Business Officers and Facilities Directors/Managers and more targeted - get this? - TARGETED the largest High School District in California, a remote area.

It's Kern High School District in Bakersfield, at the end of the massive Central Valley in California, well above the mountain range that separates it from the huge Los Angeles area.

Kern High School District has 18 high schools and assorted other schools and structures, at one time over 35,000 students.

These men circumvented all normal competitive bidding processes and state licensing laws regarding who should be making decisions regarding fire-rated materials and commercial/public structures.

It's not business officers, it's not facilities personnel,  it's not school board members and it's not Superintendents.

It's only supposed to be licensed Architects and Engineers.

Period, end of story.

Instead, they forced $200,000 a year Garland Purchase Orders in a cooked-up scheme - and it's complex - and one roofing contractor was used in broken-up contracts for years, inserting "Garland" products (just whose were they really?) into warrantied roofs - destroying good warranties and good roofs.

The direct boss of John Fox, an Assistant Maintenance Director, was involved.  John Fox was confounded with what was happening - like so many in facilities abused for speaking up and saying something when they see something not being bid properly.   John came to me for help in February, 2009.

And man, did he need it.  Completely confused, hurt, angry and pissed (with good reason) beyond belief.

I had to listen for weeks and not just a few hours a day, tons of them, letting him talk, then teaching him what it was all about, then unraveling the problems.

And putting it in a form to give to the FBI.

He saw kickbacks.  He reported them.

The FBI Office in Bakersfield refused to do anything with it.

His boss came from - get this - the heart of Hollywood, the Beverly Hills High School District, where he was sole sourcing Tremco, in 2002-3.  Wonder what those benefits were for him?  He seemed to be driving a massive SUV and another vehicle that went bye-bye right before his death from cancer a couple of years ago.  And he kept a safe in his office, out of which $20,000 a time would appear, suddenly.....nice drop for _________?

John had tried with School Board Members and the local Taxpayers Association, to no avail, before he got to me.

Strangely, one of those Board Members called me at same time as John trying to do something locally, in or about 2007, and the Board Member called me at the behest of someone else in the conservative political community that knew me, and wanted to know the names of the companies involved.  I told him.  He asked the  Superintendent if they were doing work with those companies.

The Superintendent lied.

Now we all know that if you have to lie, you know something about it is wrong and you have to be complicit in it.

More background:
 We already heard that Sam Salamone, working for Johns Manville (who private labels for Tremco, undermining their own reps!), caught two Santa Monica School Board Members driving Mercedes leased by Tremco.  Sam tried to get something done, not one person would listen (authorities) and then Sam died young.....that was in the late 1990's or early 2000's.

So the boss of John Fox had to be well-acquainted with the scams in schools.

You'll have to wait for the rest of the story.  In a book.

Bottom Line?

The facilities guys that were hurting so badly because of the Garland Roofing Purchase Order Scam found me because of the blogs.  And the work involved was get them in a winning position, even before the lawyers got involved.

It's a whale of a story - and involves the second of the two scam manufacturers still operating.

Yes, it's a massive scam.  It involves politicians...and it's seriously bad stuff. And not just in the USA.

I will put up on here when the book comes out - and where to get it.

If you want something included in the book, let me know.  Or on the blog, anytime, contact me at

Previous posts on the blog are slowly being put back up over time, with improvements.  The service revamped them without my ability to control them!  If you know of a way to get .pdf's onto these blogs, or on another service, let me know, so I can link to them or put them up - easier than downloading off the blogs!