FACTS about Public Roofing Procurement, and Oversight. Copyright 2010 by Robert R. Solomon

Sunday, March 29, 2015

"Tremco, Garland, and Purchasing Cooperatives, Decimate School Maintenance Budgets"


The costliest, maintenance issue with all schools, is roof replacement.

That is why public administrators are targeted, and a lot of money changes hands.  By that, I mean through "Purchasing Cooperatives", and that means "NO COMPETITION".

So, while it is illegal, highly unethical, absent all moral, or compliance to law, the people at Garland, Ind., and Tremco, DO NOT CARE.  They care about your money, and how much of it they can siphon off.  One example might be the 25 % sales commissions straight into one person's pockets.

How much "Value" do you think our schools receive for that 25% sales commission?  The answer is "Zero".

Garland, and Tremco, do not, and will not, participate in an open, transparent, bid.  What does that tell you?

Garland, Tremco, and Purchasing Cooperatives who enable them, are preying upon public works, and I can prove it.

Rather than watch me drone on about this "stain" on the roofing discipline, I will (as always) offer public record, and you may decide for yourself.  Remember that Tremco was busted by the DOJ, and fined $61,000,000.00 for abusing GSA contracts.

I cannot overemphasize this enough:  Openly, and competitively bid all public projects, with "third party oversight"  Manufacturers could include Tremco, and Garland, but not EXCLUSIVELY!  Once the "Standard" is set, you can invite mainstream manufacturers like Firestone, GAF, Johns Manville,, Carlisle Syntec, Barrett, etc.

REJECT any deal choosing a SINGLE manufacturer.  By the way, naming a single manufacturer, and then having them choose their own contractors to bid, is not "Competitive".  The manufacturer has no incentive to compete, and the outcome a foregone conclusion.

Here are typical examples of what's happening TODAY:

Director of human resources roof expert

"Spend a million on a roof because of ironclad bumper to bumper warranty"?  


"Consultancy firm" Garland reports on roofs:


"Owner filing a petition over Garland metal roof"


"Owner pays Garland for materials direct"?

So, that is your update, and confirmation that corruption of the roofing discipline is still dominated by the same known scam artists.  A "Salesman" can walk away from problems, while the school district, and taxpayers own it for 30 years (bonds).

If you want to steer clear of trouble, stand clear of Tremco, and Garland.

Thank you for spending time with me here.

Reject negativity in all forms, and always remember to keep looking "UP".

You may reach me;  RobertRSolomon@aol.com


Robert R. "Ron" Solomon
Director, Roof Consultant's Alliance
Public Procurement Analyst
CCC 1325620

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