To: President Donald Trump, Robert Klein, C.E.O. Safeguard Properties, The Kentucky State House, The Kentucky State Senate, Governor Matt Bevin, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
Making sure "Safeguard Properties" is held accountable
Safeguard Properties is the largest privately held mortgage field services company in the country. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and founded in 1990 by Robert Klein, Safeguard inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for a wide range of clients in the mortgage industry, from local loan servicing companies to national publicly traded mortgage servicing corporations.
The problem is they dont pay their contractors for all the work that they perform which consists of a number of duties such as (REO, inspection and preservations of properties). My father and I along with my brother and uncle made up Markham Contracting, we took on several houses in Kentucky(where we reside), Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee. We were not compensated for gas, it was out of pocket and every week our pay was scheduled to go out, they would make up some excuse as to why it was late, and when you called accounting they said they were out of the office almost everytime, they you would suddenly find out about new "rules" and chargebacks on your pay, if someone wanted to create a new problem, as long as they got out of paying you ALL that you were earned and not just a meager sum of it, if even that. Not only do they neglect their contractors, but they also have abused homeowners rights, they have thrown people out on the street if a bank like HSBC, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CitiGroup, Chase Manhattan, to name a few deemed them "deliquent" even if it was just a day or two late, this has been known to happen, their corporate abuse knows no ends, there are several homeowners and contractors alike that can back up my claims. Please sign this petition and lets make light of this issue and these abusive corporations like "Safeguard Properties" so that they will be held accountable for their actions.
Why is this important?
Safeguard Properties has hired many contractors and neglected to pay 90% of them, such as us who made up Markham Contracting, a small business owned and run by my father until he was forced to close it due to the financial burden Safeguard Properties placed us in. From not paying us our money, to giving us run around calls and hostility every time we inquired, and where then charged back if they decided to make up a new policy, or didnt like something. They are middle men for big banks pocketing our hard earned money, and taking the money from the big banks and throwing hard working people out on the streets. We must stop this corporate abuse!