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[Resolved] Napco Painting Contractors Inc.Napco - Scott Bergevin - Discrimination - Threats & Drugs

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Napco Painting Contractors Inc. located at 2310 Laurel St, in Napa California, is a local Painting and Finishing company. Several years ago I did a side job for an employee at Napco named Scott Bergevin, who was an out of work musician and took up painting to make a living. Scott told me if I ever needed a job I could always call Napco since they were always hiring and looking for professional painters. Scott said Napco was forced to hire unskilled Mexican day laborers because good journeymen were hard to find. He said the owners were getting complaints about the Mexican workers doing damage to homes and businesses and even stealing items from client homes, while painting. After a few years I reached our to Napco for a job but they refused to hire me. When I reached out to Scott for advice, he pretty much threatened me. He was worried that if we worked together, I may tell his employers about his drug use and dealings on the side. I told him I would not do that but he still made me look bad to the owners so they would not hire me. I complained to the owners Joe Winograde and Jon La Field but they refused to answer. I reached our to the California Labor Board, who agreed there was cause to investigate. I told Napco I was reporting them and they still ignored me. I found out from another former employee that Scott and the owner were old friends and played in a heavy metal band back in the 1980s and that Scott sold Marijuana to Napco's owner. Which explains why they did not want me working there, for fear of exposing this issue. While my family attorney was researching the background on Napco, we found many former employees who were treated bad, threatened, and later fired. Racial discrimination seemed to be the main issue. Since they hire illegals to paint for them, they treat them bad on the job, and if they complain, they are fired. Exactly what Scott Bergevin had bragged about to me several years before. Also, there were police reports of theft on client homes and businesses by Napco employees in the past. It is time to expose what is going on at this company. Drugs and racial discrimination, oh and what about hiring illegals under the table? Lets not forget that Scott Bergevin threatened my job and made physical threats as well against me if I ever reported this! Well, if that happens, I wanted everyone in the Napa area to know what they do and what they did to me. Please help me expose this corrupt business and get State officials to properly investigate these guys and question their licenses.

Responses

  • J
      Feb 03, 2014

    This is an absolutely ridiculous, false and defamatory complaint . We never met this person or accepted an application from him. The Gentleman who wrote this obviously has a problem with one of our employees. He has sent other false disturbing emails in the past. We have never responded his other threatening emails. With this escalation and my desire to protect our excellent reputation, I can assure all that the content of his complaint is false and that we are actively working to report this to the authorities. Any one who wishes to contact me can do so directly at Napco Painting.
    Joe Winograde

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  • T
      Feb 03, 2014

    I'm sorry but after years of "outing" unethical business activities in California, I have learned a pattern emerges. You always have an owner respond immediately, which is understandable.but it's usually damage control. I seriously question anyone who goes this far to report a complaint, obviously he has something on his chest to share with the public. He has the legal right to do that. If you are in fact innocent, let a third party investigator prove that, rather than just damage control procedures. You admit he has a problem but never responded? How would that look in court, especially if his claims are true? In California we have a lot of stories that match the above complaint. Taking advantage of low paying and undocumented workers who in fact make a large number of workforce for contractors these days. Let the State of California investigate and decide if these claims are true or not. Or mediate and investigate yourself why he is upset, are you afraid some of his comments are i fact true?

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  • A
      Feb 10, 2014

    Too bad "wine train" and "topix sux" are afraid to use their real name. If they only put as much effort into the success of their own life, they would have no time or need to engage in this type of sociopath behavior. Sad. Even sadder that anyone with a computer can Google Scott Bergevin's name and find out he doesn't even have a parking ticket, let alone any other kind of record. Get a life.

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  • W
      Feb 22, 2014

    It's funny how Scott got his friends to come on here and defend him and make him look innocent. There is nothing innocent about a drug addict/dealer and sexual predator. I now must share more personal information about Scott, because the reason I met him in the first place was on Craigslist. Scott reached me in the "SF Bay Area personals" in the "men seeking men" section. He contacted me and said he wanted to interview me because he was in the music business. We met and he told me he was a record company executive and he wanted me to intern for him. After that, we got in his vehicle and he asked me to perform fellatio on him. If I didn't, then he would not offer me the job. Well, it eventually became a non-paying job in which I ran errands and made phone calls for him, basically work he wasn't doing and he wanted me to cover up for him on. I saved all of his e-mail and phone messages and will gladly post them and put the audio on YouTube for everyone to hear! You can judge for yourself after you hear the audio. I understand he tried to get this posting taken down and even hard parts edited by a third party without my permission. I also know that he moved from Napa to American Canyon with his fat red-headed girlfriend who has been sending me harassing e-mail messages from Alice Swadner [protected]@gmail.com (So now I know where they are harassing me from) My room-mate also knows everything and wants to begin making posting. Beware of Scott Bergevin he is bad news!

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  • T
      Feb 22, 2014

    Well I see that Scott is having his friends get on this message board and make me look bad and make him look good, what a joke! I also noticed today several harassing e-mail messages sent from his fat red-headed girlfriend Alice Swadner and she sent it to me from her personal address> [protected]@gmail.com I now know Scott has moved from Napa to American Canyon. I found his new address in the White Pages. Now I have no choice but to share the truth about how I got involved with Scott Bergevin in the first place. I answered a posting on Craigslist from Scott, it was in the "Men Seeking Men" section for the "SF Bay" area. We chatted on the phone and he invited me to meet him in person. When we met he told me he was a big record company executive who was going to give me a big break in business. He later took me to his truck where he asked me to perfom featio on him if I wanted the job! Per my room-mate, I recorded all of our phone calls and email from Scott. I will soon post the audio on YouTube for everyone to hear, so you know I am telling the truth! He is just trying to cover all this up! Scott Bergevin is not a record executive, he is a sexual predator who uses social media to hook up with unsuspecting victims.

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  • A
      Nov 27, 2019

    Using undocumented illegals is against the law...I was looking for a painting company but now will look elsewhere.

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