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Daily nppg update thread
This thread will be used as a daily update page for NPPG activities.
I an effort not to flood the page with several post in regards to matters being closely related this seems to be the best solution.
With the fundamental purpose of providing inforamtion so all of you can make informed decissions in regards to your business and how events in the industry will effect your business model.
I do incourage everyone to become a member so you may receive daily feeds from blogs that are placed. Remember as a group standing together our voice will be much louder than if we stand on the street corner yelling...
To start this new page I have placed the NPPG's constitution for your review...
I do ask that all of us use this page as one that provides information.
If there is subject matter posted that you would like to discuss in a open forum format please start a thread on the subject instead of commenting here...
I do sincerely hope that the information provided helps everyone with their business.
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THE NPPG CONSTITUTION...



All potential parties interested in membership and/or forming their own
Regional Guilds please click the Contact Us button below and forward
your Contact Information. We will forward all necessary paperwork for
you to review and approve. To date, we have 26 Regional Applications
pending so it may take a couple days to get back in touch with you.
NPPG has hired five (05) full time staff members to process
Applications. They are unemployed Contractors whom know how _critical
this movement is_ and are working as quickly as possible to prepare the
proper credentials.

Finally, you will need to have a passport style photo available for your
Guild ID upon approval.

REMEMBER: MEMBERSHIP IS FREE!

CONSTITUTION OF THE

NATIONAL PROPERTY PRESERVATION GUILD

AN UNINCORPORATED GUILD

ADOPTED ON THE 12TH DAY OF MARCH 2010

1. Name

The name of the Guild shall be the NATIONAL PROPERTY PRESERVATION GUILD
(the ‘Guild’).

2. Aims

The aim of the Guild is to inspire and encourage individuals within the
property preservation industry to become both educated and proficient in
the Property Preservation Industry. Additionally, the Guild shall take
proactive steps to address nationally deteriorating rates of pay.

3. Objects

The Guild will achieve its aims principally by informing and influencing
Guild Membership, visitors, communities, businesses and governmental and
non-governmental organizations to:

a) Establish Regional Chapters of the Guild domestically and
internationally;

b) adopt a universal protocol for each and every property
preservation technique;

c) establish an educational format for both the testing of
seasoned veterans of the Industry and the training of Apprentice
Contractors;

d) prepare missives to be directed to Regional Chapters as
needed;

e) increase the pay for Guild members in all aspects of
property preservation; and

f) formulate legislative agendas for circulation to
municipal, county, state and federal representatives.

4. Powers

To enable the Guild to fulfil its objects the National Property
Preservation Guild has the following powers:

a) Power to raise funds, to invite and receive contributions,
provided that in raising funds the National Property Preservation Guild
complies with all relevant legal requirements;

b) Power to open and operate a bank account;

c) Power to buy take on, lease, or exchange any property
necessary for the achievement of the objects and to maintain and equip
it for use;

d) Power to sell, lease or dispose of all or any part of the
property of the Guild as necessary for the pursuit of its objects,
subject to any legal requirements;

e) Power to employ staff (who may not be Members of the
National Property Preservation Guild) as necessary for the proper
pursuit of the objects and to accommodate per diem and special requests
for Guild functions;

f) Power to co-operate with other voluntary bodies and
statutory authorities operating in furtherance of the objects or of
similar purposes and to exchange information and advice with them;

g) Power to appoint and constitute any advisory committees,
sub-committees or working groups, as the National Property Preservation
Guild may think fit; and

h) Power to do any other lawful things as are necessary for
the achievement of the objects.

5 Membership

a) Membership of the Guild shall be open to individuals or
organizations (“Organization Members”) interested in furthering the
aims, objects and activities of the Guild.

b) The National Property Preservation Guild may at its
discretion set an annual subscription fee or may set none at its
discretion.

c) Every Member whose overall income is generated by at least
twenty five percent (25%) by tangible field operations shall have one
vote at General Meetings.

d) The National Property Preservation Guild shall have the power
to refuse Membership to an applicant, where it is considered such
Membership would be detrimental to the aims, objects or activities of
the Guild.

e) Any Member of the Guild may resign his/her Membership and
any representative of a Member organisation or section may resign such
position, by giving to the Secretary of the Guild written notice to that
effect.

f) The National Property Preservation Guild may, by
resolution passed at a meeting thereof, terminate or suspend the
Membership of any Member, if in its opinion his/her conduct is
prejudicial to the interests and objects of the Guild, PROVIDED THAT the
individual Member or representative of the Member organization (as the
case may be) shall have the right to be heard by a General Meeting of
Members before the final decision is made. There shall be a right of
appeal to an independent arbitrator appointed by mutual agreement.

6. National Property Preservation Guild

a) The initial National Property Preservation Guild of the
Guild from inception until the first Annual General Meeting shall be
made up of the persons signing this document. A new National Property
Preservation Guild will be elected at the first Annual General Meeting
in accordance with this clause and following any procedures or rules set
by the National Property Preservation Guild.

b) After the first Annual General Meeting the Guild shall have
a National Property Preservation Guild of not less than five and not
more than twelve individuals, consisting of:

c) The executive officers (‘Officers’): a Chairperson, a
Vice-chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer;

d) Not less than one and not more than eight individuals
nominated by Organization Members;

e) Any other Members co-opted by the National Property
Preservation Guild.

f) The Officers are elected at an Annual General Meeting,
and must retire from office after serving for two (02) years but they
may be re-elected or re-appointed.

g) Meetings of the National Property Preservation Guild shall
occur at least four times a year and shall be convened by the Secretary
or Chairperson giving National Property Preservation Guild Members at
least seven days’ notice unless it is deemed an emergency meeting.

h) The quorum for National Property Preservation Guild
meetings is at least five Members of the National Property Preservation
Guild. No business of the Guild can be conducted unless a quorum is
present at the start of and throughout such a meeting.

i) Voting at National Property Preservation Guild meetings
shall be by majority vote of all National Property Preservation Guild
Members present and voting on the question. If there is a tied vote
the chairperson of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.
The National Property Preservation Guild can make and modify rules
(regulations or standing orders) about matters relevant to the Guild.
No rule may be made which is inconsistent with this Constitution.

j) The National Property Preservation Guild may appoint
one or more sub‑committees to perform any function or duty which in
the opinion of the National Property Preservation Guild would be more
conveniently undertaken or carried out by a sub‑committee; any
sub‑committee must always report to the National Property Preservation
Guild.

k) No Member of the National Property Preservation Guild can
receive any payment of money or other material benefit (whether directly
or indirectly) from the Guild, or from the property belonging to the
Guild or from the services the Guild provides, except for reimbursement
of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses actually incurred in running the
Guild.

l) All National Property Preservation Guild Members shall
be given at least seven days’ notice of a meeting unless it is deemed
an emergency meeting.

m) Minutes must be kept of the proceedings at meetings of the
National Property Preservation Guild and any sub‑committee.

n) A Member of the National Property Preservation Guild must
cease to hold office if he or she:

* 1) Generates more than twenty five percent (25%) of gross
income from activities other than field operations;
* 2) Becomes incapable by reason of mental disorder, illness
or injury of managing and administering his or her own affairs;
* 3) Is absent without permission of the National Property
Preservation Guild from all their meetings held for a period of four
meetings and the National Property Preservation Guild resolves that
his/her office should be vacated; or
* 4) Notifies to the National Property Preservation Guild of
his/her wish to resign.

7. General Meetings

a) The National Property Preservation Guild shall call a
General Meetings at least once each year.

b) Only Members of the Guild can vote at a General Meeting. A
quorum for transacting business is least ten Members of which no more
than four are Committee Members, or one tenth of the total Membership of
the Guild at the time, whichever is the greater.

c) If a quorum is not present within half an hour from the
time appointed for the meeting, or if during a meeting a quorum ceases
to be present, the meeting shall stand adjourned to such time and place
as the executive officers shall determine.

d) The executive officers must reconvene the meeting and must
give at least seven clear days notice of the reconvened meeting stating
the date, time and place of the meeting.

e) If no quorum is present at the reconvened meeting within 15
minutes of the time specified for the start of the meeting the Members
present in person or by proxy at that time shall constitute the quorum
for that meeting.

f) People who are not Members of the Guild are not entitled
to attend General Meetings.

g) Before any other business is transacted at a General
Meeting the persons present shall appoint a chairperson of the meeting
from the Members of the National Property Preservation Guild.

h) The Secretary or other person specially appointed by the
National Property Preservation Guild shall keep a full record of the
business undertaken at a General Meeting.

i) At least fourteen days notice shall be given of a
General Meeting and it will be suitably advertised to Members.

8. Annual General Meetings

a) An Annual General Meeting is a special form of General
Meeting to which the clauses herein under General Meetings apply.

b) The Annual General Meeting will be held not more than six
months after the close of the previous year.

c) The business of the Annual General Meeting shall include:

d) Receiving a report from the Chairperson of the Guild’s
activities over the previous year.

e) Receiving a report and presentation of the previous
financial year’s accounts from the Treasurer on the finances of the
Guild.

f) Conducting elections for vacant positions as Officers of
the Guild, according to requirements set out in the National Property
Preservation Guild clauses herein.

9. Assets and Accounts

a) Since an Unincorporated Guild is not a legal entity, all
property and assets of the Guild will be held by all the Members of the
National Property Preservation Guild or by a body nominated by the
National Property Preservation Guild to hold assets on behalf of the
Guild.

b) The funds of the Guild, including all donations, must be
paid into bank accounts operated by the National Property Preservation
Guild in the name of the Guild. All checks drawn on the accounts must
be signed by at least two Members of the National Property Preservation
Guild.

c) The funds belonging to the Guild shall be applied only in
furtherance of the objects and in meeting the proper costs of
administering the Guild and of managing its assets.

d) Records shall be kept of all receipts and expenditures of the
Guild, compiled by the Treasurer into an annual statement of accounts.

10. Amendment of the Constitution

a) The Constitution can be amended by a resolution passed by
not less than two-thirds of the Members present and voting at a General
Meeting. The notice of the General Meeting must include notice of the
alterations proposed.

b) No amendment may be made which would have the effect of
making the Guild cease to be a Guild according to the law or which would
alter the objects beyond the reasonable contemplation of the Members or
of people making donations to the Guild.

11. Dissolution

a) If the National Property Preservation Guild decides that it
is necessary or advisable to dissolve the Guild it shall call a General
Meeting of Members of the Guild, stating the terms of the resolution to
be proposed. If the proposal is confirmed by a two‑thirds majority
of those present and voting, the National Property Preservation Guild
shall have power to realise any assets held by or on behalf of the
Guild.

b) Any assets remaining after the satisfaction of any proper
debts and liabilities shall be given or transferred to such other
charitable institution or institutions having objects similar to the
objects of the Guild as the Members of the Guild may determine or
failing that shall be applied for some other charitable purpose.


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Guild Members Turn Down HUD 3.6


In an overwhelming turnout for last night’s video conference, Guild Members opted out of participation in the HUD 3.6 Contract awarded to PKMG. The unanimous contention was that PKMG, even though being awarded multi billion dollar deals from HUD, were going to force Contractors to wait in upwards of 70 days for pay on Invoicing.

The Guild, in and of itself, does not instruct Members on what they should or should not do with respect to contracting. What the Guild does is educate its Membership. In the instant case, PKMG was recently awarded both the newly created 1S and 6A Regions. After cutting pricing by 65% for Routine Services and 24% on Initial Services, they opted to force Contractors to hold Invoicing for 35 days and then allow for an additional 30 day maximum to send checks. That’s right, snail mail checks in the 21st Century. Tack another 5 days on the timeline provided the check doesn’t get lost in the mail!

Foreclosurepedia has been at the forefront of this situation attempting to raise objections to the Atlanta HUD POC Craig Karnes to no avail. While Karnes has been both professional and courteous, the reality is that HUDs proverbial arms are tied. As there is no Doctrine of Privity in play, the Prime Contractor (PKMG) is allowed to do as they see fit. In the instant case their actions will ensure the movement into a pre-conveyance model for hundreds of seasoned Contractors across the Nation.

Foreclosurepedia had spoken with both the Chief Operating Officer and President of PKMG weeks ago and raised the concerns that a model which slashes pricing and forces Contractors to tote the burden of debt would be problematic. We fear, though, it fell upon deaf ears. While both Foreclosurepedia and the Guild support the fair market economy, we are deeply troubled by a new trend looming upon the horizon. We have no doubt, though, that the bottom feeder Order Mills and Craigslist three teeth wonders will prove problematic when HUD performs its first audit.

While we wish PKMG the best in its ongoing endeavors to conquer the HUD industry, we are sad to see the many Contractors whom will have to shift gears and return to the trenches of pre-conveyance.
 

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Guild Members Turn Down HUD 3.6


Thank you for the information I've been looking for. IF PKMG has a Federal Contract, what prevents them from paying in accordance with Prevailing Wages or other Federally mandated pay rates. How would one go about getting their hands on the Publically Bid Contract or Solicitation they bid on and won.
I used to bid Federal public projects when estimating for private companies, and any subcontractor we had working for us had to pay inaccordance with Federal quidelines Davis Bacon or Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA).

There is also the question of does their contact fall under the auspices of Federal worker Health and Safety Protection such as below... i.e. MOLD

What Safety and Health standards apply under the SCA?
No part of the services covered under the SCA will be performed in buildings, surroundings, or under working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to the health and safety of services employees. Safety and Health provisions of the SCA are administered by the Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration (OSHA).
 

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I have been withholding judgement on this "Guild" thing BUT I gotta tell you that I respect your attempts to help this industry and keep going after it!

Kudo's to you sir!!!
 

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Guild Members Turn Down HUD 3.6


Thank you for the information I've been looking for. IF PKMG has a Federal Contract, what prevents them from paying in accordance with Prevailing Wages or other Federally mandated pay rates. How would one go about getting their hands on the Publically Bid Contract or Solicitation they bid on and won.
I used to bid Federal public projects when estimating for private companies, and any subcontractor we had working for us had to pay inaccordance with Federal quidelines Davis Bacon or Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA).

There is also the question of does their contact fall under the auspices of Federal worker Health and Safety Protection such as below... i.e. MOLD

What Safety and Health standards apply under the SCA?
No part of the services covered under the SCA will be performed in buildings, surroundings, or under working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to the health and safety of services employees. Safety and Health provisions of the SCA are administered by the Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration (OSHA).
 

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Screencast About The Guild

We put up a Screencast about the Guild over on our Foreclosurepedia YouTube Channel. It touches on some of the basics and is going to be part of a series leading up to the first big Meetup broadcast live via Google+ and YouTube on December 19. You can cut and paste the link below to check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/user/foreclosurepedia

We have also hired a few Contractors whom were fired by the Corporations to assist in the big social media push internationally. We have had a few requests to speak to Guilds in both the UK and Europe. Man, this thing is growing!
 

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We have been receiving an EXCELLANT response for our meet and greet in here in Reno Nevada.
I encourage ALL service providers and contractors to contact and reach out to your fellow...yes I know..your competition..business owners, realtors...yes the realtors are feed up also!!! Make an effort… try to organize a gathreing.
Don't give me the crap I gotta work...some times you just have to stop and smell the roses!!! In this case the pizza!
We will be meeting at Girabaldi Plaza for those of you in our local area...currently our RSVP numbers have doubled!!! And we also have realtors and paralegals that will be in attendance. At this we have had some interest from a couple local politicians show interest in what we are doing.
Here is who will help facilitate the change we need. Real Estate Agents, local political figures, local business leaders.
Why??? The work we do represents our communities and is a direct reflection on who we are.
I don’t know about but I like my community. The people around me like our community.
So I encourage everyone to take a minute say hello to your neighbor and like your community and stand together. Have a meet every 6-8 weeks and together we can stop the practice of subbing to a sub to a sub that demand we use our resources so they can all profit.
 

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PPMS South....Liens In The Dirty South

From time-to-time even Foreclosurepedia encounters folks whom feel they
are above the law. Generally, we weed these folks out; however, just
like contagion, you can only be about 99.9% effective. This, my
friends, is a tragic story about greed, hustle and downfall. It will
be a three part series.

During the course of our Industry Insider Investigation of HUD 3.6, we
came across a company called Premier Property Management South
[3] (PPMSS). At the time and to this day, their website proudly
displayed an announcement [4] that they had invested Four Million
dollars in their operation and they were the recipients of the HUD
Contracts.

> In preparation of the new contract, we are investing nearly 2.5M on
> new field equipment for our in-house service providers, inspectors,
> and location directors. We are also investing almost 1.5M on a
> technology overhaul for our entire corporation, providing new computer
> work stations, mobile computers, android based tablets and new mobile
> phones for every employee.

Brandon Lambert, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of PPMSS returned our
calls the same day and stated that they had anticipated being Awarded
the HUD 3.6; however, it did not happen. Over the course of several
phone calls we negotiated a small batch of Orders on behalf of two of
their Clients (CWIS and Zion) as we felt we should give them a chance.
I mean who would've ever thought that a Company whom touts its Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) as a decorated and wounded war hero would stiff
the very citizens he served to protect? Boy, were we in for a rude
awakening!

We went down from Tennessee to the Alabama/Florida border on a whirlwind
tour to handle some Initial Services and Grass Cuts they couldn't seem
to get done. While we found it odd, we felt we would be able to show a
personal ability to display a Projection of Influence (PoI) and handle
things their own crews could not. On our way back we stopped at the
residence of Jason Mathis (CEO PPMSS) and Lambert. Upon arrival we
were immediately concerned as the home, while structurally sound, was
both a previous foreclosure and extremely unorganized. What put us
even more on guard was the fact that Mathis was not able to leave his
room to even come out and meet us. Now, you need to remember here that
we had just completed a one thousand mile expedition doing jobs for
Mathis and Lambert; had been invited to stop by and discuss business,
and Mathis was refusing to come out of his room.

After a brief discussion and a small tour of the dog kennels, we were
hyped up on the possibilities of a VA Contract and told about Dr. Doom
down at PK Management. We concurred, even if for different reasons,
and were enroute back to Tennessee. I am going to interject some
personal observations here: I am a pretty good judge of character as
it has kept me both alive and fairly well off most of my life. Lambert
struck me quite odd. He has a slight gimp to his walk and an extremely
introverted personality. With both small frame and stature I am not
really sure how he ever came to his Station in life. He was both
fidgety and chain smoking the entire time we were there. These tells,
alone, should have made me walk, but we figured as we had completed the
jobs and had assurances we would be paid so I did not dwell on them.
After all, what kind of idiot would invite someone to their home and
then screw them?! Yeah, not the sharpest tool in the shed!

Part II: The Dirty South Gets Down And Hustles

We are going to put this part up tomorrow and bring you the background
of how PPMS South brought in a Company called Zion and had us do some
work for AMSREO in addition to the CWIS Orders (all of which have both
pending Liens and Attachments to their respective HUD Performance
Bonds). Zion is a front company for their money man down in Georgia.
Yeah, we went there!
 

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Morning Everyone...

Just a reninder for our meet and greet on december 19, 2012 In reno NV...
If you're local please RSVP so we can make sure to plenty of food available...
TRVP at [email protected].

In addition.....

Forclosurepedia has completed their site remodeling and is now ready for visiters!!!
If you have not stopped by for a visit please do so and sign up for information updates today!!!

When Foreclosurepedia Speaks Contractors Listen
For years now, Contractors have looked to Foreclosurepedia for the Inside Scoop. Whether it be most recently in dealings with the HUD 3.6 Contract Award or in the past when we took on FSMs over transporting wood products in and out of State and Federal Quarantine areas, Foreclosurepedia has been the One Source for Property Preservation!

Foreclosurepedia is Leading the Pack, once again, in its creation of the One Stop Shop for everything Property Preservation related! News, Education, Training, Web Site Integration, Original Contractor’s Series, One Stop Applications and much, much more!

We hope you will enjoy your tour through the newly developed Foreclosurepedia GHQ! Read a remark, apply for a job or simply enjoy the comradery of fellow Contractors whom you know and have come to appreciate us! While your at it, why not Register and make your Voice not only heard, but COUNT!!!

Screencast About The Guild
We put up a Screencast about the Guild over on our Foreclosurepedia YouTube Channel. It touches on some of the basics and is going to be part of a series leading up to the first big Meetup broadcast live via Google+ and YouTube on December 19. You can cut and paste the link below to check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/user/foreclosurepedia
 

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Many have been asking about this subject....
So get your popcorn ready it's Movie time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



How To Sue Vendors Whom Refuse To Pay
We published an intro video on How To Sue a Vendor Whom Refuses to Pay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiHoHMx9gVs

We are spinning up a series on this subject. This is the first of many which are coming out over the Holidays!

This one deals with HUD Contracts. It profiles PPMS South and CWIS LLC refusal to pay for services rendered. It also profiles Craig Karnes, HUD Atlanta (he is the guy whom signs the HUD Contracts for most of the United States. To date Karnes refuses to communicate nor allow us to officially file against the Performance Bond and PPMS South and CWIS LLC have both stonewalled attempts to communicate.

We filed Notices of Intent to Lien against all parties. The video gets into this story and your legal options.


HUD: Area 2A (AL, FL, GA, MS, PR, VI) FSM Contractors: Cityside Management, Cooper-CitiWest, CWIS LLC, Innotion Enterprises, and PK Management Group. AM Contractors: HomeTelos, Ofori, and PEMCO. Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fbo.gov
 

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For those that have contacted me from HI, OR, WA, ID,AZ, IL, IN, NY, AL, GA,MI, MN, MT, CO, FL WV, VA, MD and NJ
, in regards to the link please send an email today to forclosurepeidia.org...
Information will be sent to you.
http://foreclosurepedia.org/

At the botom of page is "contact us" button.

For those of you whom wish to attend the event in Reno please RSVP today at
meetand [email protected]

Thank you
 

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Well as promised here is the highly anticipated, overhyped event of the year in the property preservation industry!!!! Yes Ladies and Gentlemen without further ado...I give you the.......LINK.

As a stagehand one hears some of the greatest lines ever uttered...there is one stage sound bite that stands alone...

"Tell 'em who we are man!!!"...I think that it is our time to...Tell 'em who we ARE...


Audience Log-in URL: http://www.anymeeting.com/foreclosurepedia1 (Invite More People)
Send this log-in URL to your attendees through e-mail or post it on your website
Registration Form URL: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E951DA85824B3D
Send this registration link to your attendees through e-mail or post it on your website to allow for quick access to registration.
Survey URL: http://www.anymeeting.com/SYID=EB59DD808247
Your attendees will automatically be sent to this URL when you end your meeting. You may also send this link to your attendees manually.
 

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Thank you to the following members of the property preservation industry for making our local Meet and Greet a success!!!

In attendance was Jason and Anthony with Bully’s Preservation, Eric and the boss…(I feel bad as I have forgotten her name!!!Alma???) from Green Forest Lawn Care, Ron form RCS came in from Idaho to join us…also in attendance was Mel and Dalene from MDV Home Services, Mel was kind enough to speak as a certified mold remediation person on the hazards of “mistreating”and misclassifying mold. Jennifer from All Cleaned Up also joined us with some very good information concerning the company Solid Foundation subbing Safeguard work and not paying vendors.

Also joining in from cyber land was Kenny in Florida, Julie up in Grants Pass, Mark from Charlotte and Meg down in Mesa AZ!!!

Paul Williams with the NPPG spoke to the advantages of what the National Property Preservation Guild can have with membership. I don’t think I need to say that 50 people can make a louder scream than one…Remember that together we can make things change for the better.

Topics of discussion included filing liens, how to attach a performance bond and legal procedures concerning mid-level companies subbing work from the nationals and not paying the boots-on-the-ground people.

One item of note on a subject that came up locally was…Do you pay yourself???

This may seem like a pointless question but it is something that almost every mom-n-pop business fails to do…For this I will use a $100.00 invoice…you get a job for $100, you have $15 in materials…$85 profit right???? Sounds good…However, here is the mistake that has been made…it took you three hours to complete the service…so instead of writing yourself a check and writing off that money along with the material you’re only accounting for $15…which means you owe taxes on $85. Now say you pay yourself $20 an hour…which when you’re done with payroll taxes is about $28 an hour…add that to the $15 and now that $100 cost you $99 to complete and your business has only $1 taxable income…why do this??? Simple…when you do not write yourself a check for working you lose your payments into SSI, more importantly UNEMPLOYMENT…what happens if something goes wrong and you do not have a business tomorrow???? You’ll need UEI until you get to your next gig, however, there is nothing in your account and you cannot collect, then UEID finds out you did not pay into the account and fines you with interest etc…gets ugly… SO PAY YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is accounting 101 folks, it is this issue that makes everyone think they are doing well when in fact the wind up working for $1.90 an hour…You paying yourself is a cost of doing business….it is also something that the nationals and others count on you not doing so it looks like you making more than you really are…

Also or those of you not in attendance….Two companies to look for;

Solid Foundation out of Las Vegas NV, with coverage in WV and Washington DC, this company has been subbing Safeguard and Five Brothers work. In addition there is, Blazing Sun LLC out of Michigan and AZ. Also subbing Safeguard work…Blazing Sun is operating under 3 to 5 different LLC licenses so PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look these companies are asking you to front the money, insurance, and licensing to complete services…If they can’t give you the answers you need do not conduct business with them…Find out where there office is. Start talking to fellow vendors and service providers in the industry and start communicating with them…together we can run the vermin back into the landfills where they belong…Remember we are here to share information. If you’re having difficulty getting paid this is information we can share and once this starts happening then instead of us second guessing ourselves…they will be second guessing who they will try to rip-off next…

For those of you that were unable to join in we will work on an event every 6-8 weeks or so…in the meantime…PLEASE join us and become a member of the NPPG so together we have a voice to make change needed in our industry…

In closing…

Meeting people half way is the most significant trip we can take...
We don't work for each other...
we work with each other...




Aaron Aveiro
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SUBMITTED HER WITH PERMISSION..........


Chief Operations Officer posted: "Over the past several days we have been in active discussions with AMSREO pertaining to our Claims against PPMS South. The background on this is pretty much public knowledge; however, we did some HUD 3.0 jobs in Tennessee for PPMS South and they chose "


AMSREO SETTLES PPMS CLAIM

by Chief Operations Officer

Over the past several days we have been in active discussions with AMSREO [3] pertaining to our Claims against PPMS South . The background on this is pretty much public knowledge; however, we did some HUD 3.0 jobs in Tennessee for PPMS South and they chose to cut and run when it was time to pay. I won't belabor the story as this Chapter has concluded with specificity to AMSREO. The larger portion, well over one thousand dollars, is still owed by CWIS LLC. We spoke with their general counsel, John Bravacos, whom stated earlier this week it would be at least Friday until he would be able to speak with PPMS South. To date, neither Bravacos, CWIS LLC, nor PPMS South have even the foggiest idea when we might receive a date/time for payment. In actuality, other than some patronizing statements, the reality is that we may be forced to contact the United States Department of Labor and file a Claim with the SCA Wage and Hour Division. We also noted, by coincidence, that Brandon Lambert (Chief Operating Officer, PPMS South) and Jason Mathis (CEO PPMS South) were on vacation until today. Not surprising, in my opinion, as I would want to be rather scarce myself in this type of situation.

The main reason for this post, though, is to show the Contractors whom frequent this Site that there are still some honorable Nationals out there. Here's the reality: AMSREO could have said, "Hey, sue us. PPMS South isn't our problem." AMSREO chose not to. They appointed a gentleman to handle our Claim directly. Make no mistake, most of you know I am quite an abrasive person to deal with on due dates. One can only imagine when I am not getting paid! AMSREO's rep, in my opinion, went above and beyond the call of duty with our Claim.

Most of my coding is done late at night and early in the morning. I recall several days back when I fired off an email (it was about 0430EST). I had a phone call within minutes! Hey, stamina like that is not possessed by mere mortals! ;) More on point, AMSREO could have simply dropped the check in the mail or sent it the next cycle. Nope. That bad boy was overnighted. Now, it wasn't overnighted because we had some massive claim ($360 I believe). It was done because it was the right thing to do. Now, I wish I could cite the gentleman's name on here; however, I cannot (he may contact me and I will edit the post) due to confidentiality. Suffice it to say that he is both a pillar to his Faith, and a just and honorable gentleman!

The overall moral to this story is this: To arbitrarily and capriciously slam Nationals should not be the chosen path publicly. By-in-large, the vast majority of non-payment traces it roots to either a Regional Order Mill or Contractor ineptitude. Let's reach out and try to speak with the Nationals when issues like this arise. Also, when a National does something RIGHT LET'S TAKE THE TIME TO GIVE THEM CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!


I WOULD LIKE TO ADD...If you're having difficulty collecting from a campany then you need to get the word out so these types of practices stop...Go evr use the face book page...if this isnot something you wish pass the information to me I'll post it...but as a collective group of "boots on the ground" it is our resources that are floating the industry to complete services...It is time our voices are heard...
 

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The main reason for this post, though, is to show the Contractors whom frequent this Site that there are still some honorable Nationals out there. Here's the reality: AMSREO .


AMS is far from a reputable company in that they are growing filthy rich off the backs of workers claiming to be contractors that don't know their numbers and are willing to accept AMS's cut throat pricing. They may be honorable in paying their chicken feed pay outs, but they've clearly still got some major issues!
 

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Third Party Non-payment issues.

I know this subject has been the subject of seveal threads...usually "company" specific...
This is in regards to the industry and an approach that we can take to start to stop this activity in our industry...

THE FOLOWING PORTION OF THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN REPRINTED HERE WITH PERMISSION OF AUTHOR. THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES ON OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES PLAGUING OUR INDUSTRY…
I would like to propose that any Contractor out there whom has not been paid contact me directly through the Contact Me button at the bottom of the page. I will take your information, research the situation and begin to compile a Rough Draft Report to present to either NAMFS (in the cases where its Members are implicated) and theNational Property Preservation Guild (NPPG) ISTAR database. In the near future,Foreclosurepedia is going to host an International Web Video Conference to discuss ways in which we, as Contractors , are able to address these wrongs and begin to implement both civil and criminal proceedings against those whom are responsible for the theft by way of deception of our labor. Make no mistake, when any Company engages in conduct which is calculated to defraud another by and through a Contract and does such across state lines it is a FEDERAL FELONY!

WE CAN ALL HELP GET RID OF THESE DISPICABLE COMPANIES BY SHARING INFORMATION. I HAVE ATTACHED A LINK FOR THE REST OF THE ARTICLE IN ADDITION TO A GROUP LINK ON LINKEDIN. THE GROUP IN TITLED. “SUBBER LIST…NO-PAY COMPANIES.” AS MEMBERS OF OUR INDUSTRYWE NEED TO START USING THESE NETWORKING SITES TO OUR ADVANTAGE. START SHARING WITH EVERYONE.
PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE…ONLY POST THE TRUTH…I UNDERSTAND ONE MAY GET ANGRY AND WANT TO SAY SOMETHING NEGATIVE ABOUT SOMEONE THAT HAS JERKED YOUR CHAIN. HOWEVER, FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE INDUSTRY TO HAVE CREDIBILITY WE MUST PUT OUR PERSONAL FELLINGS ASIDE AND THELL THE TRUTH.
Check the lists before you start working with companies that may be subbing…
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Subbers-ListNo-Pay-Companies-4545942?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

http://foreclosurepedia.org/cwis-llc-agrees-to-settle-claim/
 

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AMEN BPWY!

AMS was still the worse Service Company I ever dealt with! Chargeback $800 trashout since I could not mow the 6' weeds with 2' of snow on the ground. They got their reward and I got mine :)
 
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