Contractor offers to replace roofs

Contractor offers to replace roofs

There are 19 comments on the The San Luis Obispo Tribune story from Apr 5, 2006, titled Contractor offers to replace roofs. In it, The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports that:

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.

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Rancho Obispo Owner

Camino, CA

#1 Apr 5, 2006
WHY ? After two years of Lies, Deceit and COVER-UP's by RW Hertel & Sons did it take so long ? Many of us owners have suffered Illness due to the MOLD, since the local's knew of the defects, why did it take two years and a State Invesitgation ? Albeit Late it is welcome News, I know of over 23 homes leaking and over 14 have serious MOLD, so bad in one home Hertel had to buy it Back, I see alos the Federal Agencies are now investigating Hertel for Housing Discrimination as well so maybe some Justice will Prevail.. Hertel also has a Problem with DOMESTIC VIOLENCE in Ventura Court against beating Jasmine Williams and he also like to Gamble away our monies rather than Fix the Homes.. Justice is coming
Sick in San Luis Obispo

Camino, CA

#2 Apr 5, 2006
GREAT NEWS!

Red the story finall RW Hertel & Sons is being brought to Justice, I too wonder WHY did it take this long to get these dishonest Builders to do the Right thing ? I know two families whose children have gotten Ill from the Mold and learned over 33 of the homes are actually leaking and Mold all over. Can the authorities not arrest the builder for his Cover-Ups and Fraud it is not against the Law to deceive and take these owners money and sell them a SUBSTANDARD Home ! I'm glad to hear at least some justice will prevail but it took two years where was the City Inspector or was in getting Paid Off ?
RW Hertel Caught

Camino, CA

#3 Apr 5, 2006
Ouch, that will sting a little Ron Hertel has been a crook for way too Long nice to hear some one is making him pay the piper, no doubt he will call his buddy Dan Harkey for more Money,or Ron Perkins to bail him out, I guess his Political Donations to Diane Harkey for State Senate did NOT work, I refused to donate thus I got NO Loan from Point Center Financial, Inc. but that's OK I am above the line of Quid Quo Pro I do NOT sell out to crooks..... Tom you will get my vote Bye-Bye- Diane too late to CYA Now..Thank goodness for the freedom of the Media to Expose Hertel and his dishonest practice's
Jason

San Luis Obispo, CA

#4 May 10, 2006
I saw where Hertel will be charged in a Criminal matter in San Luis Obispo for his illegal dumping of Constructioin Waste into the Salains River and now he is under several other State and Federal Fraud Investigations when will these Corrupt and Dishonest builders learn it does not pay to be a CROOK !!!!and how did it go so long in Rancho Obispo Housing Development for them to get caught on building Substandard leaking and MOLD infested homes ? I noticed here in Sacramento he has another Law Suit too # O5AS0477 Afana v. RW Hertel as well so it appears he is moving his sorry comapny to Patterson, CA to restart again under another name to build crappy homes up here ? we are watching you Hertel ....
Phil

San Luis Obispo, CA

#5 May 11, 2006
Your RW Hertel headlines is wrong ! Hertel did NOT offer to replace the roofs as if they cared. They for two years lied and concealed the problems in Rancho Obispo.. I know I worked on many of the homes and we were told to " Henry's" the Hell out of the defects and paint over it no one will know the difference. Hertel after the State investigated and found 49 roofs to be defective then and only then were they told replace the roofs or else ? so it was NOT an offer but a demand by the CSLB, Patrick Halvorsen the investigator told the owners all roofs, Lathe, Windows etc..are defective as was shown in over 7 seperate and independat inspections including one local JM Reiss Hired by Hertel who put in his rerport " These Homes were Built to FAIL" so it was the independent inpsector Johnny Zamrazla who told the owners in a spertate report and copied it to Hertel and the State CSLB that Hertel knew they got CAUGHT in a cover up, so they were ordered to replace the roofs not that they offered they had NO Choice.. just another RW Hertel Lie and Spin of facts. They are truly a horrible dishonest employer and Builder. Even there two Real Estate sales people in Las Lomas Project quit when they were asked by Bob Fowler to LIE in a Sworn statement..
Tim

San Luis Obispo, CA

#6 May 13, 2006
Amusing this RW Hertel and friends ! Let me see he as dozens of Law Suits for Shoddy, Mold ridden and defective homes all over the Central Coast of Calif., he has dozens of LLC's, LLP's and Inc.'s to hide his ill-gotten $$ HFL Express, LLC, COOKHAM HOLDINGS, RW Hertel Group, LOVR-SLO, LLC, now Diablo Grande Legends of Patterson, CA. and oh let's not forget the messed up New Las Lomas El Jardin of Atascadero, CA where he got caught trying to secretly dispose of Toxic Construction Waste Dirt into one of the State Rivers where Fish and Game have requested a Criminal Charge against him and his cronnies, Bob Fowler, Ron Hertel, Mike Werner, Jim Burns and Tom Habbick..This company and these less than honorable men are good Jail bait.... Justice shall prevail
John Samuel

San Luis Obispo, CA

#7 May 17, 2006
Shame on RW Hertel we just got noticed that tomorrow at 7 PM in the First American Title Company office at 899 Pacific St. San Luis Obispo finally the State Investigators and the Defective Rancho Obispo HOA and Robert Fowler of RW Hertel are meeting to FINALLY ADMIT THE WRONGS done by Hertel and how they are going to repalce all the 53 Roofs and Mold Ridden homes why the hell did it take two years and the state and federal agencies to get Hertel to do the right thing ? WHY ? and so many children got sick from the MOLD and many others had to sell and move out because Hertel covered up lied and cheated ???? Why they deserve to be in JAIL!!!!!!!!!!
Carrie

San Luis Obispo, CA

#8 May 29, 2006
RW Hertel & Sons, Inc. is a FRAUD, yes you heard me correctly, he and his front man Bob JS Fowler have been cheating, lying, covering-up, and trying to scare people from reporting them to the proper officials. Thank God they have gotten caught and many of the owners who got screwed in there Rancho Obispo Development are coming forward to testify against this crooked and phony builder. Hertel is beign sued all over California and in under several Criminal Investigations.. it is long over due so many of their former employee's who were fired for telling the truth have come forth and justice is finally coming so to the people of Rancho Obispo hang tough Justice is coming to help you this is the worst most dihonest and corrupt builder in all of the State...
Fran

San Luis Obispo, CA

#9 May 29, 2006
The meeting was a joke the new board hand picked by Hertel does not even live in the Development so why are they even on the board ? they were clueless at the meeting and for VP- Fowler to boldly lie to us was a real scam, 27 homes with MOLD, 49 with defects and over 90% leaking so where is the big deal you ask ? Hertel knew from day one of the defects the Mold and Leaks and for two years has lied, covered-up and concealed this from the owners.. shame on you Hertel your a FRAUD !! and as for you lousy board members I suspect you will be sued for Fraud as well as the builder once the Attorney General's office get done with you all I will come visit you in PRISON where you all belong... and what about all the children who are ill from the Mold /////
Bobby

United States

#10 Dec 19, 2006
Fran wrote:
The meeting was a joke the new board hand picked by Hertel does not even live in the Development so why are they even on the board ? they were clueless at the meeting and for VP- Fowler to boldly lie to us was a real scam, 27 homes with MOLD, 49 with defects and over 90% leaking so where is the big deal you ask ? Hertel knew from day one of the defects the Mold and Leaks and for two years has lied, covered-up and concealed this from the owners.. shame on you Hertel your a FRAUD !! and as for you lousy board members I suspect you will be sued for Fraud as well as the builder once the Attorney General's office get done with you all I will come visit you in PRISON where you all belong... and what about all the children who are ill from the Mold /////
This is the same defective builder who is being sued all over the State and now in Eagle Point, Orgeon as well going to build " THE INN AT EAGLE POINT" he is being sued in San Luis Obispo by many owners and HOA's
Caught

United States

#11 Dec 20, 2006
Rancho Obispo Owner wrote:
WHY ? After two years of Lies, Deceit and COVER-UP's by RW Hertel & Sons did it take so long ? Many of us owners have suffered Illness due to the MOLD, since the local's knew of the defects, why did it take two years and a State Invesitgation ? Albeit Late it is welcome News, I know of over 23 homes leaking and over 14 have serious MOLD, so bad in one home Hertel had to buy it Back, I see alos the Federal Agencies are now investigating Hertel for Housing Discrimination as well so maybe some Justice will Prevail.. Hertel also has a Problem with DOMESTIC VIOLENCE in Ventura Court against beating Jasmine Williams and he also like to Gamble away our monies rather than Fix the Homes.. Justice is coming
Well they got caught by some of the owners who have mold and leaking homes and the CSLB investigated and found over 95% of there homes to be well below the industry standards and NOT to Code thus they had to re-do 51 defective homes so that is why they are crooked builders and sell sham homes
DBW

United States

#12 Dec 21, 2006
Yes, maybe but this is the company with Robert JS Fowler, Ronald W. Hertel, Robin Rossi, Karl Wittstrom they are all in 'Bed" together and recently it seems Fowler and Hertel took out a loan from Coast National Bank to do more bad business. Watch for Hertel Investment Group, LLC Rossi Trading Company, LLC Santa Margarita Farms, LLC and Hertel Group, LLC all bad apples in the housing fraud and concealment of assets and laundering of same. Hertel has been a bad builder for years you certainly do NOT want to live in one of his Defective/Mold laced homes do you ?
Mardy

United States

#13 Dec 29, 2006
DBW wrote:
Yes, maybe but this is the company with Robert JS Fowler, Ronald W. Hertel, Robin Rossi, Karl Wittstrom they are all in 'Bed" together and recently it seems Fowler and Hertel took out a loan from Coast National Bank to do more bad business. Watch for Hertel Investment Group, LLC Rossi Trading Company, LLC Santa Margarita Farms, LLC and Hertel Group, LLC all bad apples in the housing fraud and concealment of assets and laundering of same. Hertel has been a bad builder for years you certainly do NOT want to live in one of his Defective/Mold laced homes do you ?
Is this the same builder on El Jardin at las Lomas ? I see he removed his Hertel name so to hide the fact he is the builder. My friends tell me the new roofs in Rancho Obispo are again leaking too.. Hertel a name associated with poor building.
Mary

United States

#14 Jan 8, 2007
So now let me see first they build sub-standard homes lie and cover up the problems then they get caught now the new roofs are leaking again, more toxic mold is hurting people and he is going to Build under a new name in Oregon and Nevada and this is the same company that sued to silence his OWN buyers to keep them from revealing the defects > Hum !! I guess I should run down and buy one of his cheap homes in El Jardin who is also suing Hertel for getting injured in his new homes all after he got caught dumping TOXIC WASTE dirt in the river a environmental crime
Mason Shaw

Arroyo Grande, CA

#15 Feb 21, 2007
RW Hertel according to the web sites by the State has a bad history, the Courts show the same a cheap lying crappy builder as so stated by SLO City Council on the Record.
m Joseph

Atascadero, CA

#16 Feb 8, 2008
I'd watch out for Rossi Filliponi and Wittstrom and their flunky lawyer Daugherty, all tied to special interest polititians. Now they are praying their poorly designed ag cluster that will destroy the Town of Santa Margarita, will make it through the environmental review process before their buddies in the supervisors chairs get ousted by a candidate with a conscience.
No water yet they hire paid liers to argue their case and their terribly planned project sprawling out in the middle of a beautiful spanish land grant cattle ranch. They only planted the grapes so they could get the houses, the golf courses, 9 more wineries, bed and breakfasts mall etcc. Welcome to gridlock and LA North Mjoseph
Maxine

United States

#17 Feb 13, 2008
I am familiar with the names, they are all affiliated with Ron Hertel and Robert Fowler of RW Hertel & Sons who are under some sort of Criminal Investigation. They are using SLO Lawyer Adam M. Daner who is now a suspect in an Insurance Fraud scam that involves Hertel & Rossi.

This will be interesting matter since a SLO Judge has now oredered Hertel et al to stand trial for Fraud, Defrauding Insurance company, Unfair Business practices. I note with much interest as well Hertel's Atascadero Development Las Lomas El Jardin in in financial trouble and in default. There Patterson, CA project Diablo Grande is also in default so I suspect someone is going to jail.
Gina

United States

#18 Feb 13, 2008
m Joseph wrote:
I'd watch out for Rossi Filliponi and Wittstrom and their flunky lawyer Daugherty, all tied to special interest polititians. Now they are praying their poorly designed ag cluster that will destroy the Town of Santa Margarita, will make it through the environmental review process before their buddies in the supervisors chairs get ousted by a candidate with a conscience.
No water yet they hire paid liers to argue their case and their terribly planned project sprawling out in the middle of a beautiful spanish land grant cattle ranch. They only planted the grapes so they could get the houses, the golf courses, 9 more wineries, bed and breakfasts mall etcc. Welcome to gridlock and LA North Mjoseph
These people have a new local business selling diluted wine, it is called 5 Mile Bridge Wines, dba VERDOT, LLC all with Hertel, Rossi and Fowler. I am told it is very poor quality wine and can make you ill.
mjoseph

Atascadero, CA

#19 Feb 15, 2008
well,
you have 30 days to submit your comments in writing to the county regarding the 112 house ag cluster and 2000 more acres that are slated for ripping for more vineyard in 2008 on the beautiful historic Santa Margarita Ranch. The draft EIR is available on the slo county website. 11 class 1 impacts these cannot be mitigated, loss of 200-400 old growth oak trees, overdraft of the upper Salinas and the threatened steelhead that return to spawn there,and on and on... read it and weep/. Its all about money and greed. Watch those sneaky coyotes cuz they are slippery...Please comment!

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