Developer to repair Nipomo homes

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"We will check every unit start to finish," said Dave Watson, the company's director of planning and project development.
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Nipomshan

Stonyford, CA

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#30
Feb 6, 2007
 
I could not access the original story about developer/construction company fixing Nipomo homes....
Does Any one remember who or what it was about?

Is it the Hertel co. et al that people were complaining about? Where is their Nipomo developement?

We had a project on my that was put iin under the watch of the regs wothout any fire lanes or escape til I mentioned it to an official but way too late so the owners cannot park in their co-use driveways! which are now the fire lanes~~~~
I met someone that worked on the project & was offered a major price reduction if the workers bought & they All said "No Way!; we know how they are constructed!!"
The developer trucks I saw were Sanford on the doors.......
the same that flipped me off when I honked after sitting behind him for 3 traffic flows as he waited to make a left hand turn into traffic at a sign that stated Right Turn Only
But rules don't apply to the developers; only us ducks that buy.
Pete

Pismo Beach, CA

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Now what a mess Hertel has created i checked with the state and some friends in the courts and he is know as a Scam and Con man who runs an PONZI scam his old CFO Richard Spencer says a lot of bad things so I would stay away RW Hertel and any of his builder scams
Lars

Pismo Beach, CA

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mark johnson wrote:
hmm I'm sitting here reading all this bullshit and I wonder if any of you know mr hertel. I recently purchased one his homes and its qaulity is superior to any other mr hertel is one of the mos helpful caring men I know so quit your bitching and keep your house clean so it won't get moldy. thank you for reading bitch
Yes, I know him and he is a crook and con man and has some serioius issues with women and porn not to mention his poor building and bad reputation state wide and in the Courts.
Stopping this NOW

Los Osos, CA

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DO NOT believe a word of anything you read against RW Hertel & Sons!!! ONE man has posted blog after blog against them. He is trying to ruin two mens lives and in the process destroy thier business. Why? Because they didn't buy into his intimidation tactics and fought back against his fraudulent claims. This man(who I will not name in fear of retaliation)is not interested in informing the public of anything truthful. He is just sayng the worst things he can. He pulls public records from the internet, but really doesn't have a clue as to what he is actually talking about. Sure all builders have problem homes even problem filled devlopments. Those problems are usually linked to a sub-contractor or even a design flaw. But not directly to the owners as this man would like everyone to believe. Talk to actual homeowners you will hear a different story!
BRS

Los Osos, CA

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ANNIE wrote:
RW Hertel using Robert JS Fowler Hertel parnter and lover have now borrowed against many of there properties to buy in Eagle Point, Oregon. THE INN AT EAGLE POINT is the new project so watch them now in oregon trying to avoid Calif. investigations they can run by can NOT Hide from the watchful eye of the authorities.....
Do you actually know Bob Fowler? If you did you would know that he is the hardest working most honest man I know. He tells it like it is. Apparently that has pissed some people off. He is NOT a con man a racist a drug dealer a crook. He IS a hardworking husband, dad and grandfather whose family doesn't get nearly enough time with because he is dealing with this kind of BS! They are not running to hide in other cities and States they are expanding because they are sucessful, which has made them targets of people who aren't. One person in particular who thinks he can manipulate the system to get something for nothing. Who can scare others into submission. One person who has spent so much time and effort to ruin their reputations. Pretty pathetic! Well time will sort out all of the details, and we will see who the true crook really is! You know who you are...
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#35
Feb 13, 2007
 
Is Norte Homes, LLC another one of their "companies"??? I am a sub-contractor owed some money for work done on a project in Santa Margarita...
Doe

Los Osos, CA

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Have you actually done your homework? Or did you just read the blogs? If you did research you would know that hertel did not sue a homeowner to cover up his building issues ,but because the man was going to the press making slanderous accusations. Just like the ones you have read online. Do you think that the owners are actually responsible for the physical building of these homes? No they are not. If anything they are only at fault for hiring the wrong employees or sub-contractors. I understand that people get angry when thier home has problems. I am a homeowner who spent my hard earned money. And I expect that the builder of my home should be held responsible for any major defect. Which Hertel did and does fix all legitimate issues. Even if it took longer than I wanted it to, I would never set out on a quest to ruin the owners lives and reputations, which is what is happening here. It has turned into mob mentality against these two men and it is wrong. The homowners with leaks had a very legitimate reason to want repairs. Thier roofs were not only repaired but totally replaced, not just the leaky roofs but the entire project. Why did it take so long? Hertel did an investigation and found that the roofer (local Company) cut corners. Why wasn't it caught in inspection? Who knows ask the county inspector. I am sure that noone was willing to put thier job on the line just to look the other way. And the thought of bribres is rediculous! Why would anyone bribe someone to turn thier head to a problem that will cost them more money in the future? As for all of the other personal accusations against these two men...who cares we all have skeletons in our closets and really they are none of anyones business. Would you want your dirt all over the internet? Look up litigation involving any other builder Pardee, Regis, Centex (look at Dove Creek) there are numerous lawsuits against all of them. If you don't like Hertel don't but one of thier homes, but don't try to ruin the poor men!
Truth

Los Osos, CA

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FYI: The Company Enviornmental Mold Sampling whom some of the Hertel project Rancho Obispo owners used to determine that they had "toxic mold" in thier homes, was run by Phillip Fry who is now living overseas as a Fugitive and is being hunted by the FBI for convincing homeowners they had "toxic mold" then commiting Insurance Fraud. Don Bagert,of Paso Robles,who did the tests in Rancho is also being sought by the FBI for Fraud, he worked with Fry. Also, all homes built with wood have a small amount of harmless mold in them because all natural wood has mold spores in it. When the wood gets wet, mold will grow. The true "toxic mold" is VERY rare. It takes a very long time to grow and must not only have water but a source of bacteria. "toxic mold" is usually the result of "waste water"(from a toilet or garbage disposal) leaking for an extended period of time.

Just thought this was a useful piece of info since Hertel is getting slammed for "moldy homes".
Steve P

Arroyo Grande, CA

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Truth wrote:
FYI: The Company Enviornmental Mold Sampling whom some of the Hertel project Rancho Obispo owners used to determine that they had "toxic mold" in thier homes, was run by Phillip Fry who is now living overseas as a Fugitive and is being hunted by the FBI for convincing homeowners they had "toxic mold" then commiting Insurance Fraud. Don Bagert,of Paso Robles,who did the tests in Rancho is also being sought by the FBI for Fraud, he worked with Fry. Also, all homes built with wood have a small amount of harmless mold in them because all natural wood has mold spores in it. When the wood gets wet, mold will grow. The true "toxic mold" is VERY rare. It takes a very long time to grow and must not only have water but a source of bacteria. "toxic mold" is usually the result of "waste water"(from a toilet or garbage disposal) leaking for an extended period of time.
Just thought this was a useful piece of info since Hertel is getting slammed for "moldy homes".
Yea, but Hertel hired them so the fraud is Hertel why did the State Determine the homes are in fact DEFECTIVE,, Truth Hurts when you check it out.
Truth

Los Osos, CA

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The Truth is that the state did not in FACT determine the homes "defective". The CSLB report states that "work was performed below industry standards". The "work" was done by a local Roofing Co. wether there was negligence by them is undetermined. Since Hertel hired them, Hertel had to take responsibility, and they did. They did not do what the CSLB reccommended and repair the leaks and damage done by them. Hertel REPLACED every single roof in the project! They went above and beyond what they needed to do. Also, Hertel had no idea that they were being scammed By Enviornmental Mold Sampling! They have had to pay dearly for the false reports filed by Don Bagert who worked under Phillip Fry, they are the real con men in this situation, do a search on them.
Mason Shaw

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they were ordered by CSLB or they would loose there license that is a public record and they are still being investigating as well for Fraud and theft. D. Wright said they are the worst builder in SLO History the Court and State records say the same.. Hertel is a sham and Con
GWalters

Arroyo Grande, CA

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I once lived in a Hertel home and sold it years ago it was 100% lousy and Defective my old neigbhor J. Corona last year had major mold and defects in her Hertel home and it tool the media to expose Hertel on his lousy building to het it fixed by DryTech then she told me over 30 + homes have the same problems on the other side of town in Rancho Obispo. I called a broker friend and he confirmed the mess not only did he say they are defective and leaking again just this week but they are seeking legal advice now. Hertel lies conceals and then threatens the owners if they complain.
Jack Meoff

Arroyo Grande, CA

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#42
Feb 28, 2007
 
I have heard of stories from three people who bought Hertel homes in Spanish Oaks and all three homes leak. Two have showers that leaked so bad they had to be completely replaced. Hertel(Max) came out promptly and told the owners the grout is leaking and resealed the grout for them. Wow Max I thought the shower pan and membrain were supposed to keep the pan from leaking. Great fix. This just goes to show you how Hertel keeps doing shoddy substandard work even though they are in the spot light. Your companys reputation is being ruined by the crappy work you do. In small towns people talk . You have no one to blame but yourselves. Centex doesn't seem to be having any trouble selling there homes.
Jdoe

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Feb 28, 2007
 
Jack Meoff wrote:
I have heard of stories from three people who bought Hertel homes in Spanish Oaks and all three homes leak. Two have showers that leaked so bad they had to be completely replaced. Hertel(Max) came out promptly and told the owners the grout is leaking and resealed the grout for them. Wow Max I thought the shower pan and membrain were supposed to keep the pan from leaking. Great fix. This just goes to show you how Hertel keeps doing shoddy substandard work even though they are in the spot light. Your companys reputation is being ruined by the crappy work you do. In small towns people talk . You have no one to blame but yourselves. Centex doesn't seem to be having any trouble selling there homes.
Nice name! It reflects the credibility of your comment!
Carole

Sherman Oaks, CA

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My husband just retired and we were looking to move to atascadero. We looked at the homes in Las Lomas developement. We asked who built the homes and the sales lady was hesitant in answering, but finally said Hertel. I always run a google check on any company to see what there record is like. I am appalled at all the complaints about this company. We would like to thank all the people for putting there honest opinions on the internet. We definately will stay clear of any homes built by these guys.
Happy Homeowner

Los Osos, CA

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This is an article from a Local paper that was published last year. The man responsible for ALL of the outrageous accusations(named in blog above)didn't just want his roof fixed he wanted $$$ he brainwashed some of our neighbors into thinking they deserved $$$ too. The article is as follows:
'One of the county’s largest home builders has offered to replace the roofs on all homes in a two-year-old San Luis Obispo subdivision in response to an inspection that followed owner complaints.

R.W. Hertel & Sons sent a letter offering new roofs to homeowners in the 53-unit Rancho Obispo neighborhood after an independent inspector reviewing the properties raised questions about the long-term viability of the roofs.

Hertel hired the inspector as part of an agreement reached with the Contractors State License Board last fall.

'We stand by our product and want to assure the satisfaction of our homebuyers - today and 10 years from now,' said Hertel vice president Bob Fowler .

According to contractors board spokesman Rick Lopes , the independent inspector found evidence of leaks in seven out of 49 homes but raised questions about the viability of the other 42 roofs that were checked, saying they might leak in the future.

Hertel said it would remove the old roofs and replace them with entirely new ones, contracting the work out. If all homeowners accepted the offer, it would cost the company between $1.6 million and $4.8 million, according to its estimates.

'We have built several hundred homes on the Central Coast,' Fowler said.'We want every buyer to be happy with their Hertel home. We regret that this situation has developed and we are eager to help resolve it once and for all.'

The board opened its investigation into Hertel, the first investigation the board has ever opened into the company, after homeowners complained that 27 of the homes leaked. That investigation was closed when Hertel and the board reached the agreement to inspect and repair the homes.

The agreement between Hertel and the state also calls for the company to submit a repair plan addressing the complaints in the development, Lopes said. The board has yet to see the plan, which is due Friday.

That plan may include some windows, Fowler said. Windows that are replaced will have an additional two-year warranty on them.

Lopes noted that it is not unusual for a problem with one home to be repeated throughout a subdivision because builders will use the same design and subcontractors throughout a development. He added that he was pleased everyone in the project would have the opportunity to get a new roof.

'They all paid to have a new home with a sound roof,' he said.'We want them to have what they paid for.'

The roof offer is voluntary, according to Hertel officials, who added there is no indication that every house in the development leaks but said they preferred to handle the situation proactively.

A representative for the homeowners association could not be reached Tuesday'

Hertel handled a bad situation thouroughly and professionally they do not deserve the bad rep. We are HAPPY with our home!!
UNHAPPY HOMEOWNER

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I live in the Arbors Developement, which Hertel built and guess what? It took them a year and a half to come out and look at my shower leak. They fixed it and within a month it started leaking again, so I hired a real contractor to fix it properly. When I talk to all my neibors they all have had the same issues. Hertel isn't fooling anyone about there substandard building. When the roof leaked I didnt even bother calling them to attempt a fix. The fire sprinkler heads all have a recall on them and Hertel wont come out and fix these either saying I waited too long. You tell me do they always do the right thing?
Jack Payne

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Money laundering and tax fraud go hand in hand. And, offshore hedge funds, for one example (close by in Florida), are ideal to wash the funds through. It's getting to the point of such marriages not even being news anymore. I must say, the cleverest of these schemes always seem to have their origin in Florida, for some reason. A lonely sheep herder scam artist in Montana could learn a lot by going to Florida to learn at the feet of the Masters.

--Jack Payne
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Wonderful wrote:
Fill Your fax machine with paper I will send you tons of documents on RW Hertel and the scams at 10:am West Coast time on all the inside stuff from Fraud to loan scams on Ventura-Duval South, LP to The Ledends and Point Center Financial Loan # 405095 and more wait to you see what I have for you...all the Inc.'s, LLP's, LLC's, LP's etc...
Would like to get this documentation, how can we get a copy?
Bobby

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Hertel can not build a home to code let alone tell the truth. Why is his name and reputation so lousy all over the entire state ? because he is a con man and liar. Her has defaulted on Diablo Grande in Patterson, CA is under a probe for tax and loan fraud and is being sued in over 11 courts/ so I would say RW Hertel & Sons is nothing more than a lying cheating con man. The truth and facts are all PUBLIC records.

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