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CAPE COD: In the “Where are they now” category, while Adam and Ashley Lacerda, Ian Resnick and Genevieve Manzoni await news of their fate in New Jersey, the scuttlebutt in Massachusetts says three former VO Financial employees have started up a new business, one that has nothing to do with timeshare.
Word on the street is that Alan Lacerda, Jon Welch and Jeff Baroni have opened a construction business named All Cape Property Management, which doesn’t sound like a construction company but its website says “We Specialize in property management, Interior or Exterior home Renovations, Including Bathroom and kitchen remodeling, garages and more!” [sic]
There’s nothing wrong with that. Folks need to earn a living, after all. But out of curiosity I checked it out.
At first I heard this was Alan’s baby and that he hired Baroni to be his sales agent; there was no mention of Welch at all. But as I looked into it things got a little more confusing.
When I looked for the company in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ corporation search (Company, LP, LLP, LLC, etc.) I couldn’t find it. No such company exists in their records. So I looked for it under contractor/construction business licensing, but I couldn’t find it there, either. I found their License ID (169552 -Home Improvement Contractor) in an ad on Craislist, but at least at the link above that number gave me no results either.
So then I searched corporations for Alan Lacerda using the individual name (Officer, Director, etc.) option, and that brought up a company named Ballast Consulting, LLC, registered in Oct. 2013 with Lacerda and Jonathan Welch as managing partners. That was all. Did I miss something? Should I be looking for All Cape Property Management somewhere else in the business records?
Next I checked out their website. Welch and Baroni are mentioned by their full names in the testimonials (“ratings”) but the only mention of Alan is the use of a first name. Nowhere else on the site is Alan Lacerda mentioned. In fact, except for those “ratings” no names associated with the company are revealed at all. (A casually interesting factoid is that the testimonials date back to August 2011, yet the website — and supposedly the company itself — is brand spanking new.)
The domain name for that website was registered by Jeffrey Baroni in January 2014 and apparently they intend to be around for a while because it was registered for 5 years. The address listed on the WHOIS registration resolves to a single family residence in South Yarmouth that belongs to Jeff Baroni.
The company’s address, as listed on their website, is a P.O. box in Forestdale, MA. Does that mean they don’t have a physical bricks and mortar office location yet?
On Angie’s List the company lists itself thusly:
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Contact: Baroni, Jeffrey
Business Description: All Cape Property Management is a fully licensed and insured building, remodeling and property management company. We are a client focused company looking to build long term relationships by fair pricing quality work and excellent customer service.
Services: Garage Builders, Home Builders, Contractors, Woodworking, Ceramic Tile, Decks, Doors, Drain Pipe, Drywall, Picture Framing, Handyman Service, Landscaping, Plumbing, Property Management, Remodeling, Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling
In Business Since: 1999
Service Area: Barnstable County
When I googled the toll-free phone number both ACPM and Ballast Consulting LLC came up in the search results. Ballast doesn’t have a working website but they DO have a domain name registered. And the registrant of that domain is Alan Lacerda, who registered it on October 7, 2013 for one year.
What does it all mean? Darned if I know. But if I were a betting man I’d guess that of the three people known to be involved in this company, Jon Welch would get the best odds for having some kind of construction background. And if All Cape Property Management has been in business since 1991, as their blurb on Angie’s List says, they’ve sure been almighty hard to find.
The one thing that is for sure is that all three of the men are listed on VO Financial’s website as having worked at the Cape Cod office at the same time, Alan as VP Operations & Compliance MA and Baroni and Welch as VOFC Senior Specialists MA. Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.
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