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Friday, June 23, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Some ‘back and forth’ is required to ease into licensing in Arizona and California. I complete the western state ‘hat trick’ with a Nevada question I won’t answer! Wrapping up with the answer to an ‘open and shut’ question… Q: We are looking to get ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, June 23, 2017
Critical Safety Behaviors Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective: To promote critical safety behaviors that minimize employee exposure to hazards Unsafe behaviors or decisions are usually contributing factors in incidents. Sometimes an unsafe behavior increases the severity of injuries; other times, it is simply a key determinant in causing the incident. Download complete ...read more
Categories: Safety
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Rising Design & Construction would like to share with you updates and developments within the design world, the construction field, the latest in energy efficiency, new regulations and news from the green building world. In this issue we discuss what IEQ or Indoor Environmental Quality is and why IEQ is so important to ones health. Many people suffered from allergies this year. You may have ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Safety, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Economic, Education and Training, Fun Facts, Community
Monday, June 19, 2017
For more pictures of this project, please visit our Residential Page Edwardian Inspiration Wagstaff + Rogers Architects has just published professional photographs on their website of a somewhat informal and enjoyable take on the Edwardian Style for a new home in Larkspur. Our firm finished this project about 1-1/2 years ago and earlier this spring decided that the home and the landscaping were ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 19, 2017
Marin Builders Announces Partnership with American Institute of Architects – San Francisco Chapter The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the American Institute of Architects – San Francisco Chapter (AIASF) As part of this unique partnership, Marin Builders Association and in AIASF will co-host cross membership events including trainings, educational and ...read more
Categories: Event Related, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Monday, June 19, 2017
Community Workshop: Please join us on June 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Central Marin Police Authority Community Room, located at 250 Doherty Drive in Larkspur. The RVSD team will be at this community workshop to share information related to the District's lateral grant program, our budget and finances, upcoming capital construction projects and remediation efforts for the 2000 ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Related, General News Article, Press Release, Education and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, June 16, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Help for a General with ‘concrete’ plans to win the bids! Coming back from overseas, this contractor may be ‘guilty’ by association unless he acts fast. What could be better in a heat wave than a dip in a ‘pools’ question, and be sure to do more than wave goodbye ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
Friday, June 16, 2017
Cybersecurity for Small Business Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective: To inform organizations of measures they can take to increase the security of their data, computer, and network systems The advancement of information technology has made it easier than ever to run a small business, but your organization as well as your customers and their data may be at risk unless ...read more
Categories: Safety
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Miller Avenue Streetscape Project DETOURS – DRIVEWAY CLOSURES - DELAYS Concrete Removal on Miller Avenue Set to Begin With concrete improvements (new sidewalks, curbs, and gutters) quickly wrapping up, we are moving into pre-paving work along Miller Avenue. One of the first items of work is removal of old concrete under the roadway in the Parkway section of Miller Ave (Millwood Ave to ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Event Related, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Safety
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Announcing new sponsorship levels this year! Call now to reserve yours! COME JOIN THE FIESTA!
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Event Related, Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
Friday, June 09, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. When are the slowest and fastest way to get something done exactly the same? When it’s the only way! I have a ‘preferential’ answer for a contractor with ambitions to ‘gamble’ on public works in Nevada and pass along an answer on another question that is a real cool ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Safety & Training Short: Insect Bites and Stings Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Swimming pools and surrounding areas can be natural breeding grounds for many types of bugs and insects. Many of these creatures can and will bite humans for a variety of reasons. Additionally, some may carry and transport diseases. Some bugs and insects are venomous and their bites and stings can ...read more
Categories: Safety
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Join AIASF for Made in Marin: Home Tour + Mill Valley Design District Saturday, June 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Home Tour Headquarters: Henrybuilt, 356 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley Join us for this self-guided tour of Reed House in Mill Valley from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No entry after 3:15 PM. This year's Home Tour HQ takes place at Henrybuilt where you can pick up tickets, socialize, and ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Related, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Press Release, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (March 2017) – Sun First Solar, which has proven itself as a reliable provider of renewable energy in Marin County for more than three decades, has been recognized as “Small Business of the Year” for 2017 by the City of San Rafael. The award, bestowed earlier this month upon the family business, comes with an added honor – the declaration by Mayor Gary ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Click below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the county of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at ...read more
Categories: Permits
Monday, June 05, 2017
Marin Builders was proud to honor our 2017 Scholarship Award Recipients on Thursday, May 31st at a reception hosted at our office in San Rafael. Close to 80 guests were in attendance as John Busick, MBA Board President and Brian McLeran, Scholarship Trust Chair presented 14 college bound high school seniors with $20,000 in scholarship awards. Also in attendance were several Past Presidents and ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, General News Article, Press Release, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Community, Event Related, Human Interest
Friday, June 02, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Better late than never? No! Not for licensed contractors. A Nevada General ‘stacks’ up his experience but discovers he won’t get a ‘reciprocal’ free ride or avoid being ‘tested’ in California. First, timing is everything in more than just ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
Friday, June 02, 2017
Training Short: Driver Safety - Driving at Night Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective: To highlight safety guidelines for driving at night Only one-third of driving occurs after dark, but two-thirds of fatal accidents happen at night. With only headlights to light your path, your vision is limited to 300 feet ahead. If an object is dark in color or non-reflective, you might ...read more
Categories: Safety
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Got Weeds? Think Before You Spray! Spring is here, along with a bumper crop of weeds across Marin County. Your first reaction may be to reach for that spray bottle and zap the uglys. But, that easy spray is tough on the environment, and can be harmful to the landscape, wildlife, water and even your family and pets. There are alternative ways to control weeds without using toxic chemicals! ...read more
Categories: Advocacy - Legislation - Political, Community, Education and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Safety
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Ross Valley School District CUPCCAA Advertising Notice Notice Content NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS TO BE INCLUDED ON THE ROSS VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRCTS LIST OF QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS PER SECTION 22034 OF THE PUBLIC CONTRACT CODE The Ross Valley School District has elected to become subject to the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA) and its procedures. The District is ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article, Human Interest, Classifieds, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Thursday, June 01, 2017
In May, one of our own Marin County residents, Hugo Mejia, was taken into custody and he is now being denied an immigrant hearing. Hugo Mejia, of San Rafael, and Rodrigo Nunez, of Hayward — both undocumented immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico, who have been in the United States for more than a decade — were set to start a new construction project May 3 at a hospital on the Fairfield ...read more
Categories: Advocacy - Legislation - Political, Community, Education and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Papers/Research, Safety
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
North Bay "TIP" Pre-Apprentice Course Are you interested in a rewarding career in the Building and Construction Trades? North Bay Workforce Development Boards, Community Colleges, Building Trade Councils, and Apprenticeship Programs are now offering a certificated, Pre-Apprenticeship Training course that will prepare you to enter a green construction career ladder through state ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Economic, Event Related, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. We ‘partner’ with contractors on questions and answers here. We find an ‘affiliate’ relationship to guide a license applicant in Nevada and recall former First Lady Nancy Reagan in having to ‘just say no’ to another contractor… Q: I am currently working on ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
Thursday, May 25, 2017
TRAINING SHORT: FALLING OR MOVING OBJECTS Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Take protective measures when there is a chance of falling or moving objects. Falling or moving objects disable more than 260,000 workers a year. Of every 100 workers hurt, 14 are struck by something falling or moving. Wearing the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help workers avoid this kind of ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, General News Article, Safety
Monday, May 22, 2017
2017 Liens & Completions Reports Download complete reports below: 01.06.17 01.13.17 01.20.17 01.27.17 02.10.17 02.17.17 02.24.17 03.03.17 03.10.17 03.17.17 03.24.17 04.14.17 04.21.17 04.28.17 05.05.17 05.19.17 05.26.17 06.02.17
Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
Thursday, May 11, 2017
In 4 minutes or less you can help us, help you. We are surveying our members and permit applicants across Marin about their experience(s) with permitting in Marin. It takes less than 5 minutes. You can click here to access the brief survey . We encourage you to paste and send the link below to your any of your contacts that may have applied for a permit in the past several months: ...read more
Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Advocacy - Legislation - Political, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, General News Article, Permits, Permits - Marin County
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Our new design... Before... A Modern Farmhouse ​Wagstaff + Rogers Architects has just won the Planning Entitlements to a substantial remodel proposed at 54 Plymouth Avenue in Mill Valley. Because of our attention to detail and careful planning, there was no deviation to planning ordinance restrictions and the project was approved through the Zoning Administrator. This house is designed for ...read more
Categories: Permits, Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, Human Interest, E-Communication - Advocacy
Friday, March 31, 2017
Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft recently completed the installation of a 90 kW DC solar installation at the very popular Hog Island Oyster Company on scenic Tamales Bay in Marshall, CA. The West Marin County oyster farm now powers over 85% of its operations and retail oyster bar with clean, renewable energy, saving thousands in energy costs every year. Not only does solar help the climate, but ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Below is the letter Marin Builders is sending to the state. Here is a template of a letter you can use to send your own. Here is the letter from the broad coalition opposing this bill. RE: Assembly Bill 199 – Prevailing Wage on Private Residential Construction - OPPOSE Dear Chairman Thurmond: On behalf of, the Marin Builders Association, we are writing to voice our strong opposition to ...read more
Categories: E-Communication - Advocacy, General News Article, Press Release, Advocacy - Legislation - Political, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Sacramento, CA 2010 - YOUR MBA WORKING behind the scenes FOR YOU! SB 1254 – Unlicensed Contractors Property owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education and Training, General News Article, Papers/Research, Advocacy - Legislation - Political, Press Release
Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and McLennonlaw.com
Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions
Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Board member Dan McLennon.
Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions
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