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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Well the government did again. There is a new I-9 form which must be used by Sept. 18th. I mmigration law requires employers, including healthcare organizations, to verify the employment eligibility of each employee by completing and maintaining I-9 forms. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a new I-9 form for Employment Eligibility Verification on ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, Press Release, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, General News Article
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. We all know what we know, think we know more and often have no clue what we don’t know! In the cases of these contractor questions for our expert, the unfortunate answer was no how, no way… Q: I currently have a Sole Proprietor General Building (“B”) license that’s been ...read more
Categories: Education and Training
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Now you can be the Judge and Vote for Design Set Match! After raising their family in this house, the homeowners began to prepare for a new life stage - empty nesters. The powder room was last remodeled in the 1980's by the previous owners and was in desperate need of a makeover. The oversized vanity countertop prohibited easy access to the toilet and provided no storage for basic toiletries. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Fun Facts
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Tell Us What You Think! A group of local community members, in collaboration with the County of Marin and the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, is coordinating this survey in order to understand more about Marin residents' gardening/yard care practices and product use. Your input is important and will inform our work. Thank you. English Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSM1 Spanish ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release, Safety
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Welcome to Our New E-Newsletter Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Redwood Recycler, a new electronic newsletter for our stakeholders in Marin and Sonoma counties. It provides updates on our sustainability initiatives as we work together to make our communities cleaner and greener. I welcome your questions and feedback. Please feel free to email ( RKhany@wm.com ) or call me (415-408-9053). I ...read more
Categories: Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, August 14, 2017
As a contractor… are you finding that your business is taking over your life? Attend this FREE workshop presented by The Contractors Coach and learn how to: Ø Develop a business that runs without your daily involvement Ø Create financial security for yourself and your employees Ø Leave a legacy! Pass on the business or generate passive income for retirement. Learn how ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education and Training, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Papers/Research, Event Related, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Thursday, August 10, 2017
KEVIN POTTORFF Appointed New CEO of North Bay Landscape Management, Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Petaluma, California August 1, 2017 - North Bay Landscape Management, Inc. has announced the appointment of Kevin Pottorff as their new CEO. Kevin has been part of the North Bay Landscape team for 12 years, beginning as part of a maintenance crew while in high school. After earning a Bachelor of ...read more
Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Unlike Johnny Cash, Nevada contractors can’t ‘walk the line’ outside of an original contract limit. Further ‘study’ is required for an aspiring applicant and I find a ‘concrete’ way another licensed contractor can likely double his business opportunities… ...read more
Categories: Education and Training
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
BE INSPIRED BY AND ENGAGE WITH THINKERS AND INNOVATORS IN THE DESIGN COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT THE CITY. Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, the 14th Annual Architecture + the City Festival (September 1-30) is one of the nation's largest architectural festivals of its kind. Taking place in San Francisco every September, the month-long celebration features ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
NOVATO, CA—August 7, 2017— At its monthly meeting on July 18, the College of Marin (COM) Board of Trustees unanimously awarded Blach Construction Company (Blach) with a $24.1 million design-build project at its Indian Valley Campus. The new, long-awaited Miwok Center will support wellness, kinesiology, aquatics, and athletics programs for students and the surrounding community. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, August 07, 2017
Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft announced the completion of a 98.5 kW solar electric system for The Cypress School and River Montessori Charter School in Petaluma, CA. The building is owned by United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, who also sponsors the Cypress School. The solar power system is shared by the two organizations who will both see significant savings from clean energy for decades ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, August 07, 2017
We're pleased to announce that effective August 1, the new broker for the Marin Builders Association health benefits program is Crystal & Company. Our partnership with eight other Builders Exchanges, along with Crystal’s industry experience, enables us to have unmatched buying power. Crystal will be working with all of our member firms who take advantage of the great medical, ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Community, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
Friday, August 04, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. They don’t just grow legs and walk away so the Contractor’s Board is warning contractors to watch their tools as we report in this issue. Technology has raised the ‘ante’ and the ‘stakes’ are high as thieves know how to ‘cash’ them in. What can you do? ...read more
Categories: Education and Training
Friday, August 04, 2017
Safety & Training Short: OSHA Compliance for Employees Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective: To create awareness on the rights and responsibilities that employees have under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act and other state and federal regulations Download complete safety and training short below: English OR Spanish
Categories: Safety
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Miller Avenue Streetscape Project Update - August 2, 2017 In this eNewsletter: The latest project update Outsmart Traffic - Plan Now for Uptick in Local Traffic Parking information What's Next - Street furniture, landscaping and eco-friendly street features Parkway lane configuration update - Resolution heading to City Council on August 7, 2017 Miller Avenue Streetscape Project Update All of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release, General News Article, Safety
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
We are excited to share a very special offer with our fellow Marin Builders Association members! If you purchase a gas insert at Hearth & Home of Marin by August 31st you can receive up to $1,000 off. Come in and talk to our knowledgeable sales staff and pass this message along to your family & friends as well. We also have some great deals on some of our floor models so come on in and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Law can cut a very fine line. That’s why experts discuss interpretation of the rules which can change as written law meets the real world. This distinction in regulation ‘sinks’ in for a Masonry contractor. Some ‘grass roots’ advice for a General before ‘tearing ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Mill Valley retail ‘hub’ to include bakery, yoga studio The retail project underway at 250 E. Blithedale Ave. in Mill Valley will include a new bakery cafe and yoga studio. The site used to be occupied by a print shop and furniture store. (Robert Tong/Marin Independent Journal) By Adrian Rodriguez , Marin Independent Journal The new retail complex at 250 E. Blithedale Ave. in Mill ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
On Friday, July 21 nearly 200 family members, friends and community leaders gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the Peter Arrigoni Community Room at the Fairfax Public Library in Marin. It is the second Peter Arrigoni Community Room in Marin County. The first room dedicated to Arrigoni is located at the Marin Builders Association where Arrigoni served as the General Manager for over two decades ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Risks Evolve, Create Unique Challenges for Construction Firms If you already operate a construction firm, you know that there is a labor shortage that has affected the makeup of your workforce, and that hiring entities are asking builders to take on more of the design function, as well. Your liability picture has also likely changed with the increasing use of wrap-ups and, if you're using ...read more
Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, General News Article, Safety, Education and Training, Human Interest, Community
Monday, July 24, 2017
$895 Value $1,145 View Class ICC-IRC: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CODE Concord, CA Our ICC residential inspector exam prep course teaches you everything you need to know to pass your test and become B-1 certified. You won't just learn the most up-to-date code standards, but also important regulations surrounding construction materials, the best methods and practices, and even the requirements for ...read more
Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Education and Training
Monday, July 24, 2017
TIME magazine July 10-17, 2017 President Trump talks about deporting hardened criminals. His policy makes all undocumented immigrants vulnerable. 88,000 - the number of undocumented immigrants who have been removed from the U.S. since January 2017. 39% increase in immigration arrests in the first 5 months of the Trump Administration over the same period in 2016. 27% of those arrested between ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education and Training, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Human Interest
Monday, July 24, 2017
SolarCraft, a Northern California leader in solar energy system installation, announced two new hires to its sales management team. Bringing many years of experience in renewable energy project development, Kim A. Carpico and Jenise Granvold have both joined SolarCraft to help guide the sales team as they continue to implement new residential and commercial projects in the dynamic solar energy ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, July 24, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. He is likely a gentleman, but isn’t an ‘Officer’! I ‘break down’ the issues on ‘General’ mold removal, while correcting another contractor that reaches an incorrect conclusion about having your cake and eating it too. I will ‘waive’ off his mistaken ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Safety & Training Short: Chemical Hazards - Routes of Entry Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective: To give an overview of the routes of entry and protective strategies for each Download complete training short below: English OR Spanish
Categories: Safety
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
College of Marin is Requesting Bids for the following project: 17/18-MB2: Athletic Facilities Improvement Project, Kentfield Campus Closing Date: August 24, 2017 Request for Bids 17/18-MB2 Plan Drawings 17/18-MB2
Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Cornerstone Partner News, Project Bid Requests
Thursday, July 13, 2017
INTRODUCING OUR NEW AND IMPROVED ONLINE PLAN SERVICE We are excited to report that the Marin Builders Association has joined forces with 16 of the best builders exchanges across California. Together, we have decades of local plan room experience and new resources to bring you the most comprehensive plan service available. The GOLDEN STATE PLAN SERVICE IS THE SINGLE LARGEST CONSOLIDATED PROJECT ...read more
Categories: E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Education and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Permits, Press Release, Tax Liens and Completions, Community, Economic, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Permits - Marin County, Project Bid Requests
Monday, June 26, 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 - Marin County, Permits
Monday, June 26, 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 06.09.17 06.16.17 06.23.17 06.30.17 07.07.17 07.14.17 07.21.17 07.28.17
Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
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: Community, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Event Related, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
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: Community, Human Interest, Permits, E-Communication - Advocacy, Fun Facts, 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: Advocacy - Legislation - Political, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Advocacy, General News Article, Press Release
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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