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IAFST…Conversation with Tony Newman

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series IAFST
Author, interviewer, consultant, commentator., and most of the time just a crazy loon…Aaron Aveiro…

I recently spoke with Tony Newman, a ten year industry veteran  and sitting chairman of the recently developed trade association,; International Association of Field Service Technitians. (IAFST). For now we’ll call them the new kids on the block.

However, They do bring a vast awry of industry experience to the table. As we move along through the introductory  phase of the organization and it’s Board of Directors, yes I know making this article the introductory to; is making this the beginning of a series  of articles.

The New Kids on the block…

In my defense and IMHO… The recent and inevitable future court decisions are going to have a dramatic effect on the PPI, affecting a well over 50% of the PPI’s “Leading Trade Association” membership. No I’m not gonna do it. However, I will allow it’s individual organization to speak for themselves.

Each week as we get to know the Board of Directors of IAFST, we, that is Labor will pose a question for each organization to answer. Pretty sure that would allow everyone to make a solid business decision about their business and memberships to industry specific trade organizations. After all…knowledge is priceless.

Here is my interview with sitting Chairman Tony Newman;

Who are the board of directors?.

 Tony Newman (Chairman) Presentable Property
Joel Irish: Hawkeye Field services,
Jerry Hahn :Precision Property Management (Membership Chairman)

Jeff Markee : Paramount Asset Management,

. Kelly brown: PMT preservation( Treasurer)Education Subcommittee Chair;

Todd Schneider is Real Estate Subcommittee Chair..

Where. Did the education program come from and can it be reviewed?

A. Modules are being built as we speak. Membership will be able to view and use as completed.

What separates IAFST. From NAMFS?

A. We are concerned about the relationship between Management and Labor. We want to bridge the gap and create a marriage between the two. We are concentrated on Labor then upwards, not the other way around. Labor and management will have unfettered access to each other through the membership rolls. We plan to educate the membership as a 3rd party entity in Business Organization, Client specific needs, Certification and the overall health of their business. This will be accomplished thru a mentor system for those who desire the information.

SALARY. Are there any salary positions in the organization?

A. Not at this time and there are no plans to create.

How will the organization support itself?

A. The payment of memberships, education modules and we ask membership to fund the association with a 1% commission on all work entered into with and through fellow members.

Will organization support and represent the best interests of the membership?

A. Our sole purpose is to help all those associated with IAFST to earn more money. That is attained with certification and relationships built with in the IAFST.

Will the organization have/support a conflict resolution program. And ensure that all levels and business models are treated fairly?

A. We are built on the premise that all parties will be represented equally with in IAFST and we promote a free and open market place. We will work in whatever capacity that is needed in order to facilitate that idea.

How do you think the recent federal court decision in Bowerman v FAS will affect the industry?

A. Until a directive is given by the federal government defining W9 verses W2 in the same language as the decision in the Bowerman case, I don’t believe the industry will change.

Many suggested that the order mills (me being one of them) need to go and that the work needs to directly to the BOTG. Will IAFST be able to assist any transition actions should this happen?

Answered above….you can be the judge if that response.

I have commented in the video below.  This will be the first in the series of articles we roll out in the new promising upstart trade organization for the Mortgage Field Service Industry. As we get to know the BOD members and their companies we’ll explore various issues that are PPI related and pose a question to both NAMFS & IAFST….  Then of course we can let the potential members make conclusions based on fact presented.

I had to give a couple plugs at the end and just do a little ranting… Remember we are looking to develop a radio show for the MFS if you’d be interested in sponsoring or if you need a little promotional assisstance I’d be happy to help…give me a 📞

Have a great day folks…as always

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening


Employee or Independent Contractor…Question has been answered

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series PPI Watch List
Time for a vacation

For about seven years now there has been an ongoing debate whether the Property Preservation Industry (PPI) is Employee based or Independent Contractor based. Friday March 17, 2017 the Honorable

William H. Orrick has finally laid the debate to rest. Now many are not going to like his decision, mainly the Offender Members of the National Association of Mortgage Field Services, (NAMFS).  So here is podcast number one .

No Matter Where You Are…We’ll be Watching

Now many of you are probably asking how this decision will affect your business. Well for the Emplactors afraid to open their mouths, for them nothing will change. However, for business folks that have kept records you may have a payday coming….in 2010 alone our company had over $50,000.00 in reimbursable fees. Yes, phone systems, dump fees, hourly wages, transportation costs, and tools for this job including the laptop we had to purchase to use the Pruvan system. With that thought I’ll queue up podcast number two.

PPI Watch List Honorary Inductee. EDNAMFS For knowingly Allows members to skirt business laws.

Now for whatever reason back in 2010 when the Hurst v Buczek. came to light NAMFS did nothing but double down on allowing the illegalities of the membership. This organization did nothing even after the May 2, 2012 final ruling, the “ED” nor the Board of Directors lifted a finger to stop the improperly licensed membership or the incorrectly classified IC Employee mess. Instead of cleaning the mess up five years ago Eric Miller has allowed this nightmare to continue.

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Yes ladies and gentlemen…you are an employee just like I said six years ago in a Linkedin forum that had Don McPhearson demanding I “be specific” with my claim that NAMFS was and I still maintain to this day is responsible for the deterioration of the PPI.  At that time I made the claim we are Employees not IC’s. .. I knew then I was correct, how you ask???? Simple I removed FAS from the contract and inserted Aladay LLC. I then sent it to our local UEID, Unemployment Insurance Divison office, and had the contract reviewed “before” we hired or used it for Independent Contractors. Jennifer at the UEID office said …this is nothing more than an Employment contract and anyone work g u Dr it would be considered an employee.


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For years I asked others to do the same. I even broke contracts down by removing companies name and inserting “Company A” & “Company B” and translating the legal ease into English.  See Kim Savage’s group on Facebook the series may ve archived there as that was where the videos were posted… I have been saying for a very long time we are employees. I know some if you do not want to five that fact. That is your choice. You can get you paperwork together and get paid or you can continue to argue with me and others in the face of the courts decision, your choice.

Myself I’m getting  our paperwork together for payday…BTW in civil litigation damages are treble…or 3X what the original damage was….2010 is looking awful good….and right about now so is Tahiti.

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening