BONUS BUILDING CARE Defendants Named in Franchise Racketeering Lawsuit

Bonus Building Care, its principals, employees, master franchise owners and employees of master franchise owners are being accused of running an illegal business scheme

In the class action lawsuit Jennings et al v. Bonus Building Care, Inc. et al, the defendants are accused of fraudulently inducing individuals  “to purchase a cleaning franchise and thereafter exploited their control and economic power in order to extract exorbitant and unjustifiable payments and expenditures from their franchisees.”

As a result, the suit alleges, “Defendants reap grossly inflated sales and profits, creating an illusion of corporate growth and business prosperity while causing substantial, permanent, irreparable financial harm to the unit franchisees.”

Are you familiar with the Bonus Building Care franchise opportunity and the allegations made against the defendants?  What do you think?  Please share a comment below.

We first wrote about the Bonus Building Care lawsuit here:  BONUS BUILDING CARE Franchise Called a Janitorial Pyramid Scam

Read the full complaint here:  Jennings et al v. Bonus Building Care, Inc. et al

Listed below are the attorneys, plaintiffs, and the defendants named in the Bonus Building Care racketeering lawsuit.

 

Attorney for Plaintiffs:

Jonathan Fortman, Fortman Law;

Matthew D. Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Russell

 

Attorneys for Defendants:

Joshua C Dickinson, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP;

Joseph R. Falasco, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC

 

Plaintiffs named in Jennings et al v. Bonus Building Care, Inc et al

Mike Hughes is a citizen and resident of the State of Kansas who owned and operated a  Bonus Building Care unit franchise of RYCO Kansas City, LLC, doing business as Bonus Building Care.

Rosetta Jennings is a citizen and resident of the State of South Carolina who owned and operated a unit franchise of Pinnacle Acquistions, LLC, doing business as Bonus Building Care.

Marcus Crosdale is a citizen and resident of the State of Missouri who owned and operated a unit franchise of RYCO Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Bonus Building Care.

Jessie Binion is a citizen and resident of the State of Alabama who owned and operated a unit franchise of Grove Partners of Birmingham, LLC, doing business as Bonus Building Care.

“Others Similarly Situated” are Plaintiffs who share similar complaints against the defendants who have not yet been identified by name

[If you are a current or former unit franchisee of Bonus Building Care franchisee, you can contact Fortman Law for more information on the lawsuit].

 

Defendants named in Jennings et al v. Bonus Building Care, Inc et al

Bonus Building Care, Inc., McAlester, Oklahoma,

Bonus of America, Inc.  Indianola, Oklahoma

ARLEEN CAVANAUGH, also known as MARGARET ARLEEN CAVANAUGH, MARGARET ARLEEN MASTERSON, and ARLEEN MASTERSON, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bonus Building Care operating through Bonus of America, Inc.

JOE MASTERSON, President of Bonus Building Care

PERRY WHITE President of Bonus Building Care, President of Bonus Building Care of Indianapolis, Branch President of Bonus Building Care of Atlanta

KIM WHITE Chief Financial Officer of Bonus Building Care, vice president of Bonus Building Care of Indianapolis.

DAWN WOOD Director of Corporate Operations of Bonus Building Care

JAIMIE GARCIA Franchise Developer Director, Vice President, and Senior Vice President of Bonus Building Care
CHRIS SCHEPPLER Franchise Development Director of Bonus Building Care, Director of Sales & Marketing for Bonus Building Care in Austin.

JIM LACEY employee/representative of Bonus Building Care

ROBIN MARLOW employee/representative of Bonus Building Care

RENEE MALCOLM was an employee/representative of Bonus Building Care

ASHLEY BELT was an employee/representative of Bonus Building Care

TIM TAYES was Master Franchisee of Bonus of America, Inc. TRT Enterprises, LLC doing business as Strategic Janitorial Solutions

JEANNE TAYES was a Co-Master Franchisee of Bonus of America, Inc., co-owner of TRT Enterprises, LLC doing business as Strategic Janitorial Solutions

TRT ENTERPRISES, LLC dba STRATEGIC JANITORIAL SOLUTIONS (Houston, Dallas & Oklahoma)

ERNIE LYLE employee/representative of Strategic Janitorial Solutions

JASON RICH Master Franchisee of BONUS OF AMERICA, INC., Master Franchisee of Strategic Janitorial Solutions

CHARLES “CHUCK” KINCADE Master Franchisee

CHRIS KINCADE was Master Franchisee

EARL KINCADE was an employee/representative of the Master Franchisees, CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

GROVE PARTNERS OF BIRMINGHAM, LLC, Master Franchise owned and operated  by CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

MIKE SHEPHERD was an employee/representative of the master franchisees, CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

MAURICE REDDING, JR. was an employee/representative of the Master Franchisees, CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

GROVE PARTNERS OF MEMPHIS, LLC Master franchise owned and operated by CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

TAMMY CANTRELL employee/representative of the Master Franchisees, CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

JEREMY DOBSON was an employee/representative of the Master Franchisees, CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

JENNIFER HARPER was an employee/representative of the master franchisees, CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

GROVE PARTNERS OF MIAMI, LLC Master franchise owned and operated by CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

TOM BENOIT employee/representative of the Master Franchisees, CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

GROVE PARTNERS OF NASHVILLE, LLC is owned and operated by CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

JESSICA DIBBLE employee/representative of the Master Franchisees, CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE.

THE KINCADE GROUP, LLC is owned and operated by CHUCK & CHRIS KINCADE. GROVE PARTNERS OF BIRMINGHAM, LLC, GROVE PARTNERS OF NASHVILLE, LLC, GROVE  PARTNERS OF MEMPHIS, LLC, AND GROVE PARTNERS OF MIAMI, LLC are all wholly owned subsidiaries of THE KINCADE GROUP, LLC.

THE KINCADE GROUP, INC.

ANTHONY HARRISON Master Franchisee

JOHN FEAGIN Master Franchisee

TAMK ENTERPRISES, INC Master franchise owned and operated by Defendants, A. HARRISON and J. FEAGIN.

RANDALL DARENSBURG employee/representative of Master Franchisees, A. HARRISON and J. FEAGIN.

PENNY KASCHAK employee/representative of Master Franchisees, A. HARRISON and J. FEAGIN.

MICHAEL ROETZER employee/representative of Master Franchisees, A. HARRISON and J. FEAGIN.

JONATHAN WHITMAN employee/representative of Master Franchisees, A. HARRISON and J. FEAGIN.

DALE MARSCHKE Master Franchisee

JOE O’DAY Master Franchisee

JDM VENTURES, INC. Master franchise is owned and operated by Defendants, D. MARSCHKE and J. O’DAY.

MARVIN ASHTON employee/representative of Master Franchisees, D. MARSCHKE and J. O’DAY.

LIZ REYES employee/representative of master franchisees, D. MARSCHKE and J. O’DAY.

GAVIN HART Master Franchisee

DESIREE SANCHEZ Master Franchisee

ANGEL FALLS SERVICES, LLC Master franchise owned and operated by Defendants, G. HART and D. SANCHEZ.

DIANE THOMAS Master Franchisee

BENNIE LOPER Master Franchisee

TODD YODER Master Franchisee

PINNACLE ACQUISTIONS, LLC Master franchise owned and operated by Defendants, B. LOPER and T. YODER.

FIDEL MENDEZ employee/representative of Master Franchisees, B. LOPER & T. YODER.

RICH MAXWELL employee/representative of Master Franchisees, B. LOPER & T. YODER.

BILL POULSON employee/representative of Master Franchisees, B. LOPER & T. YODER.

CHRIS PORTER employee/representative of Master Franchisees, B. LOPER & T. YODER.

JESSICA STEWART employee/representative of Master Franchisees, B. LOPER & T. YODER.

MELISSA SCHUSTER employee/representative of Master Franchisees, B. LOPER & T. YODER.

EUGENE RYAN Master Franchisee

NATALIE RYAN Master Franchisee

STEVE BURGER Master Franchisee

DENISE RYAN-BURGER Master Franchisee

RYCO KANSAS CITY, LLC Master franchise owned and operated by Defendants, E. RYAN, N. RYAN,

DANIEL KOHLER employee/representative of Master Franchisees, E. RYAN, N. RYAN, S. BURGER, and D. RYAN-BURGER.

TERESA KEENEY employee/representative of Master Franchisees, E. RYAN, N. RYAN, S. BURGER, and D. RYAN-BURGER.

ANGEL GARCIA employee/representative of Master Franchisees, E. RYAN, N. RYAN, S. BURGER, and D. RYAN-BURGER.

BURL SPENCER employee/representative of Master Franchisees, E. RYAN, N. RYAN, S. BURGER, and D. RYAN-BURGER.

RYCO ENTERPRISES, INC. is a master franchise owned and operated by Defendants, E. RYAN, N. RYAN, S. BURGER, and D. RYAN-BURGER.

RICHARD HAYWARD employee/representative of Master Franchisees, E. RYAN, N. RYAN, S. BURGER, and D. RYAN-BURGER.

JUSTIN DOUGLAS was Master Franchisee of BONUS OF AMERICA, INC. and owns and operates DOUGLAS VENTURES, LLC and REARDON MANAGEMENT, LLC doing  business as “Corvus Janitorial Systems.”

JUSTIN SIMMERING Master Franchisee

REARDON MANAGEMENT, LLC is master franchise owned and operated by Defendants, J. DOUGLAS and J. SIMMERING

JEFF CROCKER Master Franchisee

CHAD WEAVER Master Franchisee

JCCW ENTERPRISES, LLC Master franchise

KEVIN FOX employee/representative of Master Franchisees, J. CROCKER & C. WEAVER.

GENE HOLLENCAMP employee/representative of Master Franchisees, J. CROCKER & C. WEAVER.

DOUGLAS VENTURES, LLC is master franchise owned and operated by Defendants, J. CROCKER and C. WEAVER.

LAMONT GARY employee/representative of Master Franchisees, J. CROCKER & C. WEAVER.

RHONDA HAMBURG employee/representative of Master Franchisees, J. CROCKER & C. WEAVER.

ROBERT YOUNG employee/representative of Master Franchisees, J. CROCKER & C. WEAVER.

DAVID NALL Master Franchisee

PROFITNALL, INC. dba EcoCare master franchise  is owned and operated by Defendant D. NALL.

MELISSA EVERS Franchise Relations Director of Defendant PROFITNALL, INC doing business as EcoCare.
PAUL JOHNSON Master Franchisee

JARROD COATES Master Franchisee

CATHLEEN HAMMER Master Franchisee

BONUS BUILDING CARE OF MEMPHIS, INC. Master Franchise owned and operated by Defendant C. HAMMER.

DEANNA HAMMER employee/representative of Master Franchisee, C. HAMMER.

MATTHEW HAMMER employee/representative of Master Franchisee, C. HAMMER.

DARRY DOWDY employee/representative of the Master Franchisee, C. HAMMER.

JOHN SANTOS employee/representative of Master Franchisee, C. HAMMER.

BRIAN STRICKLER employee/representative of Master Franchisee, C. HAMMER.

ADDITIONAL:  “Plaintiffs have further information and belief that more discovery in this complaint will lead to additional MASTERS, MASTER FRANCHISES, REPRESENTATIVES, and CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVES.”

Also read:

BONUS BUILDING CARE Franchise Scam Complaints

BONUS BUILDING CARE Franchise Called a Janitorial Pyramid Scam

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6 thoughts on “BONUS BUILDING CARE Defendants Named in Franchise Racketeering Lawsuit

  • March 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm
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    I use to work directley for Bonus Building Care, I can tell exactly how the business was operated.

  • January 13, 2015 at 8:58 am
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    we were part of bonus building care under Darry Dowdy in 1999,we were treated with lots of respect and given as much work as we can handle.We were discussing maybe doing it again,but i would like to know more you can e-mail or call me @[redacted] @ask for Bill

  • August 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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    Didn’t some of these same guys, the Kincade family open a new cleaning business called Janarus, “The Good Janitors” in Nashville, TN where they are attempting to sell franchises again?

  • August 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm
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    Janarus, The Good Janitors may not have any lawsuits or complaints yet in Nashville TN, but they probably should be banned from selling franchises at this point.

  • August 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm
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    I researched Janarus – The good Janitors in Nashville TN, and some of the same people Chris Kincade, Earl Kincade, Chuck kincade are the main players of that operation. If you search scam, lawsuit, complaints, commercial cleaning franchises, pyramid scam, nothing shows up yet. But, I noticed it says they are preparing to sell franchises once again. They are having the documents drawn up, or something. I say lookout out if these folks are behind it. Looks like their fuel tank is running low on integrity from what you see on the net. Racketeering, give my a break, I think of the mob when I here that word.
    i guess the name has change from Bonus Building Care to Janarus, but the players are the same. The reviews haven’t caught up with them yet, and the BBB only goes back so far, plus the name change throws off the Better Business Bureau. Hopefully they will forget about selling franchise, but I doubt it.

  • November 2, 2015 at 11:18 am
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    I use to be a franchise owner with Bonus Building care and they was taking money from us it’s like we was working for Free even when my the account was paid off

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