Posts Tagged ‘Nevada Coatings’

When your largest applicator of your product walks away from your product, it can cause problems to your bottom line. When your largest applicator, who is actually only 1 of 2 known applicators, walks away from your product, you’re pretty screwed.

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Unless Dave has an ace up his sleeve, Granite Deck is essentially dead. Considered a joke in the industry, Dave’s schtick in selling this crap got zero traction.

Industry joke Nevada Coatings System, owned by David Mazor, aka David Krubinski appears to be for all intents, “Dead Man Walking”. For a few years in the San Luis Obispo area, DeckTech Inc was a large applicator of his crap. They sold the hell out of it, claiming it was the answer to all things wrong with competing systems. They claimed it was Class A fire rated, (I can’t find any proof of that from any reliable sources), it encapsulated all flashing and nailing details, blah blah blah…puke.

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Old Decktech webpage saying this is the best crap in the world

 

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DeckTech claims this…see next photo for reality check

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Reality-the product is separating at the edge. Reality, you can’t effectively protect a hard 90 degree edge. Coatings adhere well to rounded edges

 

I, from the very beginning, upon hearing that Krubinski was behind the product, had strong doubts. DeckTech sprayed the crap everywhere-onto condo’s decks in Avila Beach, single families in Grover Beach, luxury homes in Cayucos, commercial jobs in Pismo Beach, roofs in Paso Robles, you name it, the crap was being applied everywhere.

Fast forward a few years-DeckTech has 200+ Granite Deck jobs done and now the devil wanted his due-despite the maintenance agreements and the money made selling the stuff, go backs for “warranty work” is the bane of waterproofing contractors. I’ve personally consulted on a half dozen + Granite Deck failures and became aware of many others from other sources.  I’ve seen one lawsuit against DeckTech settled over Granite Deck problems.

Simply put, despite all the hype and showmanship, Granite Deck isn’t performing for Decktech as envisioned. There’s multiple condo decks in Avila that are failing, single family decks that are failing, commercial buildings too. They have been having a nightmare of go back issues, from paperwork I obtained, at least 24 go back jobs are on a list from October for DeckTeck. That’s a ton of money being hemorrhaged out. First on labor and materials to fix the problems, then the loss of income on new work that can’t get done.

Decktech recently put up a new website design and it’s content is quite different than from a couple years ago. Decktech then extolled Granite Deck, now one can’t find nary a mention of it at the new website. Before DeckTech trashed metal lath decking systems, now it’s what they install from Westcoat, Life Deck and Mer-Ko.

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No more talk about Nevada Coatings at DeckTech, they smartened up after a few years of eating failures. 

Interestingly, Krubinski/Mazor’s own company WICR, which is last man standing it appears as an applicator of Granite Deck, has zero pictures at their website showing it being applied. Indeed, their blog discusses how great Dex-O-Tex is (a true, bonafide deck system) but there’s no mention of Granite Deck. Really the only way you’d know they were an applicator is by looking at their manufacturer affiliations where Nevada Coatings is mentioned.

By all appearances, NCS is down the toilet as a product. Long live the king!

 

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Couldn’t agree more…and that’s what we a gonna do…destroy with the truth.

We learned recently that WICR’s attorney Peter Lindborg of Lindborg and Mazor filed suit in October 2014 against Scott Keck, a former WICR employee who went through a long drawn out lawsuit over trade secrets back in 2012 with WICR, who ultimately prevailed and obtained a stipulated agreement. The suit against Keck seeks to keep Keck from shielding himself from liability in paying monetary awards made to WICR despite Keck filing bankruptcy. See the information on the suit here https://www.inforuptcy.com/filings/casbke_398192-3-14-ap-90191-wanke-industrial-commercial-residential-inc-v-keck-et-al-bankruptcy

WICR’s filing as found at inforuptcy.com.

Adversary case 14-90191. Complaint by Wanke, Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Inc. against Scott Keck, Arwen Keck. Nature of Suit: 68 (Dischargeability – 523(a)(6), willful and malicious injury) , Fee Amount $ 350.00 Filed by Peter Lindborg on behalf of Wanke, Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1Exhibit # 2Exhibit # 3Exhibit) (Lindborg, Peter) (Entered: 10/06/2014)

As described at http://stimmel-law.com/ru/articles/nondischargeability_in_bankruptcy_of_certain_claims.html we learn the legal theory behind that.

Non-Dischargeability in Bankruptcy of Certain Claims Based on Intentional Wrongdoing   Stimmel Stimmel and Smith

Always seek legal advice this is not for use except for entertainment.

WICR’s goal is to try to collect on an award they won in a long drawn out suit over customer lists that Keck and his partner Jacob Bozarth lost. One law firms blog put it like this on the stipulated injunction they agreed to “Defendants eager to escape the costs and pressures of a trade secret misappropriation or unfair competition lawsuit should think carefully about entering into a stipulated injunction in order to end a lawsuit.  It is all too easy for a defendant in that circumstance to rapidly agree “not to use anything of theirs” without realizing that the issuance of a stipulated injunction is a hammer that the former employer may hold over the head of the former employee for the term of the injunction.  Defendants are well advised to think long and hard about giving their enemies such a weapon.” http://www.tradesecretemployeeraiding.com/2013/06/11/defendants-beware/

From http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/2012/10/articles/non-solicit-agreements/california-court-of-appeal-enforces-stipulated-injunction-that-restricts-competition/ comes this explanation of the original suit.

In the underlying action, Wanke, Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Inc. (“Wanke”) sued two former employees and their new company for, in part, misappropriation of trade secrets, after the employees started a competing business. The parties resolved the action by entering into a settlement agreement and mutual release, as well as a stipulated injunction that, in part, prohibited the former employees from “contacting or soliciting” any customer identified in a customer list which was attached to the stipulated injunction. The stipulated injunction also had a $50,000 liquidated damages provision for the initial violation and $10,000 for each subsequent violation.

This link below takes you to a long document from the prior proceedings over trade secrets that led to this case…

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/files/2012/10/Wanke-v.-Keck-et-al.pdf

It’s not clear how much Scott Keck may owe WICR,but it is clear that WICR is willing to invest more money into trying to saddle Keck with the award remaining collectible instead of being shielded in bankruptcy. Our calculations, based on various documents found on the web, is at least $90,000+ is owed by Keck to WICR-based on documents it appears there is a $50,000 judgement, $17,000+ awarded WICR in attorney fees along with several $10,000 punitive damages awards. It is not clear from gleaning documents if they have collected a dime yet.

Some say WICR is throwing more money into “sunk” costs that they won’t ever collect on, while others say it may be worth it in the long run if WICR can continue to try to collect from Keck.

We here of course are rooting for Scott Kecks’ attorney to leave WICR twisting in the wind…

These lawsuit cases have kept WICR’s secret owner David Mazor’s wife, Irina Mazor and her partner Peter Lindborg busy over the years, it’d be a damn shame to see it all their time wasted and whatever actual cash WICR ponied up to prosecute these cases disappear along with what would become a worthless judgement under the protection of bankruptcy.

Tell us in the comments, will you feel bad for WICR if Scott Keck legally is able to tell them to go to hell?

Breaking new story, a certified applicator of David Krubinskis Nevada Coating System is in big trouble with the CSLB, they having been referred to the Attorney General’s office for civil charges. Very serious stuff indeed.

Read the story at our blog dedicated to Deck Tech Inc news and information.

DeckTech Inc of Grover Beach – Documenting their Failures and Lawsuits http://decktechinc-of-grover-beach.blogspot.com/