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We Are looking to Interview California HOA’s Who Contracted With the Company formerly Known As Wanke, Industrial, Commercial, Residential Inc

Are you an HOA or manager of an HOA who ever contracted with the company formerly known as Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential Inc?

Did you ever have an  independent consultant by the name of David Krubinski  or Mark Marsch tell you that the work was done when you raised concerns?  Did you ever feel bullied by their attorney?

Did you get a “Ten Year Warranty” from Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential Inc for Mer-Kote or Nevada Coating Systems that requires you to only contract with them for the maintenance else your warranty is “void”?

Are you paying a lot of money every 3 years for maintenance in order to keep your “warranty”?

Ever get an icky feeling about the whole thing? Think something was amiss?

We want to talk with you! We are searching for HOAs and managers willing to turn over paperwork-contracts, emails, letters etc and hear your story.

Contact Bill Leys at 805-801-2380 today. Confidential and anonymous.
Speak out now!

A "NEW" Manufacturer, NEVADA COATING SYSTEMS, Makes It’s Online Debut

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Browsing the web this weekend, I saw that Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential Inc,  had finally put up their website…looking through, I saw they were a “Nevada Coating Systems” applicator…so I clicked the link to see what was there.

Nevada Coating Systems is an entity using an address down in Rancho Mirage, so I googled the phone/address and found that it is linked to a former Mer-Ko salesman and ex Roof Consultant Institute member who now owns the company under a different albeit similar name. We would warn consumers to do their research and background checks at CSLB, Yelp!, BBB and Google.

NCS is advertising their coatings for decks, liners, pools and many other areas that don’t really interest me as I’m not in that line of work…they appear to have a Polyurea system, a 2 component system that is in heated tanks and is sprayed on using a gun that mixes the 2 parts as it’s sprayed.

Polyureas have their place in many applications and their fast drying/curing makes a tough competitor for some other coating sytems for various applications…I’m just not convinced of it’s use on decks as a long term solution…but that’s just my opinion.

Despite an impressive array of testing done, the 2 most important tests for deck coatings at least, appear to be missing-Class A and One Hour Fire Testing. There is no that I can find at ICC-ES in Div 7 Traffic Coatings and so I would say that in my opinion, this product would not be a suitable candidate for decking where residential codes must be met. Ask about E109 and E119 testing when inquiring…

The stuck in my craw thing about NCS is their “sample warranty” which is more of a service contract, and the way it’s written might be a Sherman Act or Magnuson Moss issue…at least in my opinion from reading through the FTC’s website. Click here to read some interesting info on warranties and service contracts at the FTC website. I dunno, it’s just a really stacked in the installers/mfg’s favor warranty…the odds are far better for you to put it all on black in Vegas…

Attached is a picture of their warranty with my notes on it. We are publishing this under the Fair Use doctrine and have the right to publish, criticize, comment on and satirize it if we want, all protected by the doctrine of Fair Use. So despite the terms of use at their website…it’s a constitutionally protected use.

As of now, with the way this warranty is written, it’s a bad deal for consumers in my opinion. It ties you to the original applicator for 10 years, giving them residual income for resealing your decks every 3 years…you get no choice as a consumer to have who you want service the decking. Imagine buying a Ford and you got the best deal at one dealer, but don’t really like their service dept., but your warranty said you have to use that dealer, and that dealer only… pretty crappy terms.

This warranty is similar to the old Mer-Ko “warranty”, whose terms were changed as soon as new Mer-Ko management could.

My opinion is to search elsewhere for other coating options due to the warranty restrictions.

Former Mer-Kote Employee Busy in Court

Former Mer-Kote salesperson, now owner of the company known under it’s previous name of Wanke, Industrial, Commercial Residential Inc under Fred Wanke,  has been busy in court lately, judging from our review of cases in the So Cal court system.

A suit filed against former employer Mer-Ko Parex/LaHabra resulted in some type of settlement from what we can tell from the information at the court website,

and in Riverside County, an ongoing suit under the Negligence category has Mr. Krubinski listed as a plaintiff and a defendant, along with long time Mer-Ko applictator Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential, Inc listed as the same thing, plaintiff and defendant.

Looks like there will be some interesting twists and turns on this case…

see below for the public information I was able to find on court web sites.

Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
http://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov Page: 117

HONORABLE – Judge William R. Bailey
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DATE: 06/27/08 DEPT: 01
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1. CASE #: INC052479 TIME: 8:30
CATEGORY: Negligence
CASE NAME: KRUBINSKI VS AGNEW
HEARING: Trial Setting Conference

PARTIES: FIRMS/ATTORNEY’S
Plaintiff:
DAVID KRUBINSKI SEIFER & ASSOCIATES PLC
CAROL KRUBINSKI LAW OFFICE OF JOHN W. TOWER
PREMIER MECHANICAL SERVICES IN THE MORRISON LAW GROUP
MARVIN W AGNEW LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH A ROMAN
WANKE INDUSTRIAL COMMERICIAL R LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH A ROMAN
Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential & MWA CONTRACTING LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH A ROMAN
MURDICA CUSTOM CONCRETE INC BREMER & WHYTE, LLP
DENNIS THERIEAU WAIT & COLFER
PANCHOS CONCRETE INC JAMPOL ZIMET SKANE & WILCOX LL

Defendant:
MARVIN W AGNEW LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH A ROMAN
WANKE INDUSTRIAL COMMERICIAL R LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH A ROMAN
Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential & MWA CONTRACTING LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH A ROMAN
DEW ROOFING INC KOLETSKY MANCINI FELDMAN & MOR
PREMIER MECHANICAL SERVICES IN THE MORRISON LAW GROUP
DENNIS THERIEAU WAIT & COLFER
MURDICA CUSTOM CONCRETE INC BREMER & WHYTE, LLP
BENEDETTI CONSTRUCTION MANAGEM HUGHES LAW FIRM
TANDEM WEST GLASS INC WAIT & COLFER
MARC AVRIETTE & COMPANY BONETATI SASAKI KINCAID & KINC
CHARLES SCICLI PLUMBING LAW OFFICE OF MARK J. SKAPIK,
DAVID K
CAROL KRUBINSKI
MARVIN W AGNEW LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH A ROMAN
WANKE INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL RE LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH A ROMAN
Wanke Industrial & MWA CONTRACTING LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH A ROMAN
DEW ROOFING INC KOLETSKY MANCINI FELDMAN & MOR
MURDICA CUSTOM CONCRETE INC BREMER & WHYTE, LLP
CHARLES SCICLI PLUMBING
CURTIS SHUPE PRO/PER
DENNIS LAW OFFICES OF WAIT & CHILDS
DEW ROOFING INC KOLETSKY MANCINI FELDMAN & MOR
PREMIER MECHANICAL SERVICES IN THE MORRISON LAW GROUP
DENNIS THERIEAU WAIT & CHILDS ATTORNEYS AT LAW
MURDICA CUSTOM CONCRETE INC BREMER & WHYTE, LLP
BENEDETTI CONSTRUCTION MANAGEM HUGHES LAW FIRM
TANDEM WEST GLASS INC LAW OFFICES OF WAIT & CHILDS
MARC AVRIETTE & COMPANY BONETATI SASAKI KINCAID & KINC
� Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
http://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov Page: 118
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Case No. Case Title Case Type Filing Date Category
07CC09768 XXXXX VS PAREXLAHABRA INC FRAUD 09/11/2007 CIVIL – UNLIMITED

Participants
Results 1 – 10 of 120000000000<>
Name Type Assoc Start Date End Date
LINDBORG & DRILL LLP ATTORNEY 09/11/2007
MER-KOTE PRODUCTS, INC DEFENDANT 09/11/2007
TIM MCDONALD DEFENDANT 09/11/2007
ALLEN MATKINS LECK GAMBLE MALLORY & NA ATTORNEY 10/03/2007
PAREXLAHABRA, INC DEFENDANT 09/11/2007
STONE ROSENBLATT CHA PLC ATTORNEY 10/03/2007
I.C.R. SERVICES LLC PLAINTIFF 09/11/2007
MATERIS-FRANCE DEFENDANT 09/11/2007
DAVID K PLAINTIFF 09/11/2007
PAT MILLER DEFENDANT 09/11/2007

Hearings
Results 1 – 10 of 280000000000<>
Event Scheduled Date Start Time Dept Judge
MOTION FOR SANCTIONS 05/27/2008 09:00 C33 GLASS
MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSE TO REQUESTS FOR ADMISSIONS 05/27/2008 09:00 C33 GLASS
MOTION FOR TERMINATION OF SANCTIONS 05/27/2008 09:00 C33 GLASS
MOTION – OTHER 05/27/2008 09:00 C33 GLASS
MOTION FOR SANCTIONS 05/06/2008 09:00 C33
MOTION FOR SANCTIONS 05/06/2008 09:00 C33
MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGATORIES 05/06/2008 09:00 C33
MOTION – OTHER 05/06/2008 09:00 C33
CHAMBERS WORK 04/28/2008 02:32 C33 GLASS
MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER 04/15/2008 09:00 C33 GLASS

Register of Actions
Results 1 – 10 of 191000000000<>
ROA # Docket Entry Filing Date Filing Party
196 CASE DISMISSED WITH DISPOSITION OF REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL 06/10/2008
195 REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL FILED BY PAREXLAHABRA, INC ON 06/09/2008 06/09/2008 PAREXLAHABRA, INC ON 06/09/2008
194 REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL FILED BY I.C.R. SERVICES LLC; KRUBINSKI, DAVID LEON ON 06/05/2008 06/05/2008 I.C.R. SERVICES LLC; KRUBINSKI, DAVID LEON ON 06/05/2008
193 REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL SUBMITTED BY PAREXLAHABRA, INC REJECTED ON 06/05/2008. 06/05/2008
192 NOTICE – OTHER (OF UNAVAILABILITY) FILED BY MCDONALD, TIM; MILLER, PAT ON 06/02/2008 06/02/2008 MCDONALD, TIM; MILLER, PAT ON 06/02/2008
191 MINUTES FINALIZED FOR MOTION FOR TERMINATION OF SANCTIONS 05/27/2008 09:00:00 AM. 05/29/2008
190 NOTICE OF RULING FILED BY KRUBINSKI, DAVID LEON ON 04/02/2008 04/02/2008 KRUBINSKI, DAVID LEON ON 04/02/2008
189 ORDER – OTHER (CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER) FILED BY PAREXLAHABRA, INC ON 05/09/2008 05/09/2008 PAREXLAHABRA, INC ON 05/09/2008
188 ORDER – OTHER (CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER) FILED BY KRUBINSKI, DAVID LEON ON 05/09/2008 05/09/2008 KRUBINSKI, DAVID LEON ON 05/09/2008
187 NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT FILED BY MCDONALD, TIM; MILLER, PAT ON 05/08/2008 05/08/2008 MCDONALD, TIM; MILLER, PAT ON 05/08/2008