Category Archives: Press Releases

CSLB PRESS RELEASE-Contractors State License Board Asks Victims of Elaborate Home Repair Scheme to Come Forward

Wow oh wow, read this sordid tale of rip off artist’s who scammed thousands of customers a year for the last 4 years…

Contractors State License Board Asks Victims of Elaborate Home Repair Scheme to Come Forward

Judge sets aside $1.3 million for restitution after settlement of unfair business practices lawsuit

SACRAMENTO — The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) wants California consumers to come forward if they have been defrauded by certain home service and repair companies in the past four years. A multi-million lawsuit filed in San Diego County by Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has been settled and SRVS Charge Inc. (SRVS), the parent business, has been ordered to pay $3 million in penalties and restitution. This is the largest enforcement judgment in CSLB’s 80-year history.

Companies that were operated by SRVS engaged in a massive scheme to defraud thousands of California consumers out of millions of dollars by charging exorbitant fees for substandard electrical, plumbing and heating/air conditioning repair services that were not performed by qualified, legitimately licensed individuals.

“Anyone who believes they may have been ripped off by these companies should contact CSLB as soon as possible,” said CSLB Registrar Steve Sands. “We’re ready to help consumers who have been harmed with the process of getting some of their money back.”

An extensive CSLB investigation found that SRVS and its affiliated companies had been cheating some 6,000 customers each year for overpriced and substandard home repair work since 1989.

To stop the companies’ illegal practices and provide restitution to those who were victimized, CSLB and the Attorney General reached a settlement with:



Mer-Ko’s Tim Harris Joins Spectra Company of Pomona CA

Got a email press release today from Spectra Company of Pomona; announcing the addition of Tim Harris to their staff as Chief Estimator and Project manager for the company.

Tim has been with Mer-Kote most recently and has also worked for Carlisle and BASF as well.

Good luck to Tim in his new endeavors!

Press Release-

We are very pleased to announce that Tim “Harrison” Harris, Sr. has joined Spectra Company as the Manager of our Waterproofing and Roofing Division. Tim has been in the construction industry for over 25 years, specializing in Waterproofing and Roofing. He has worked as a chief estimator and project manager for large construction projects. His expertise is in Waterproofing, Concrete Coatings, Skylights, Expansion Joints/Seismic Systems, and Roofing. If the name is familiar…..that is because Tim Harris, Jr. heads our scheduling and purchasing department.

Tim “Harrison” Harris, Sr. is at your service at:

909-289-7981 (cell)

ICC-ES’ President John Nosse to Retire, Successor Named

In a press release received in at Deck Expert central late this afternoon, the announce ment that ICC-ES President John Nosse has announced his retirement.

ICC-ES’ Mark Johnson will succeed Nosse as President on April 1st, and Nosse will become President Emeritus until his retiremnet in 2010.

Will new blood bring new changes to ICC? Some transparency and a new public face that is open to questions about it’s cherished ICC-ES reports? Time will tell.

We wish Mr. Nosse well and hope he enjoys his new freedom.

Read the press release from ICC if you care too below…

Johnson Succeeds Nosse as ICC-ES President

The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Board of Directors has selected Mark Johnson to serve as the ES President, following the announcement of John Nosse’s January 2010 retirement. Johnson will assume the ES President role April 1 when Nosse will move to President Emeritus status. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council.
“These changes,” according to Code Council CEO Richard P. Weiland, “will assure an effective transition for a very important organization. John has built an organization whose quality is without peer, and he remains a vital and revered resource for all of us.”
“I’ve worked alongside Mark for many years,” Nosse said, “and as President Emeritus, I have the opportunity to support him in his transition to the ES presidency. We have developed a very effective working partnership, and I know Mark cares deeply about the success of ES. He respects the high quality of both our work and our staff. I am proud of what we have accomplished and know that the future is in good hands under Mark’s capable leadership.”
Johnson has worked closely in the past year with the ES organization and its customers to refine its business model. He began his career with a Code Council legacy organization, the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), rising from a part-time, high school shipping clerk into management, and orchestrating the makeover of its product and business development department. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
“Mark’s skill sets, and his longtime commitment to the mission, customers, and staff at the Code Council, make Mark the ideal choice for this position,” said ES Board President Steve Regoli.
A nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative construction materials and systems. ICC-ES performs technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials. Its evaluation reports, including listing programs for plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas products, provide evidence that products and systems meet code requirements. ICC-ES recently developed the SAVE Program in conjunction with International Code Council activities to provide reliable information about claims made by manufacturers of sustainable products, and to develop and advance sustainable design and construction. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council.


For more information about Mark Johnson, click here to review his biography.
For high-res photos of Mark Johnson and John Nosse, click here.

DURADEK ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH! New TILEDEK Waterproofing Membrane for Using Under Tile Applications

For Immediate release – New product Intro – February 17, 2009

******Duradek is very pleased to introduce TILEDEK******

‘Tiledek’ is an outdoor anti-fracture roofing membrane designed for outdoor tile decks and roofs. Virtually identical to Duradek Ultra, Tiledek is an approved roofing membrane with a fabric laminated to its topside. The tiles are then bonded securely to the fabric-covered membrane with thinset mortar.

‘Tiledek’ is produced by Duradek, the original waterproofing sheet vinyl that has been solving unique waterproofing problems throughout North America for over 35 years. With the same roofing approvals, the same proven installation techniques, and the same network of professional and trained applicators, ‘Tiledek’ is about to revolutionize the decking and flat roof industry.

Please see for more details or call 1-866-591-5594

Thanks very much

Jennifer Ogilvie
Marketing Manager
Duradek Ltd.
Toll Free: 866-591-5594 ext.240

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