Reached by No Quarter on Friday, DeCaster was frank about his past troubles.
In 1994, he was charged with 12 felony counts, and a jury found him guilty of eight of them a year later. All counts had to do with evading income taxes or filing false tax returns.
"It was a horrible thing to go through," DeCaster said. "But it made us better - better controls."
And it's not like his company was hiding the information from Walker's team. Werwie said DeCaster's office alerted the governor's advance team to the potential problems on Friday morning.
DeCaster, who has run the company since his father's death in 1983, placed the blame for the tax problems on a former bookkeeper. But he said he was the one held accountable because his name appeared on the tax returns.
"It was a mistake, but what the hell? That's what happens," DeCaster said. "It's a small business. One minute you're cleaning the bathroom, and the next minute you're doing this and that. We still wear many hats. We wish to have a lean corporation here."