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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The SMART Train is coming to Marin, and on Friday, May 12 so is a Quiet Zone. You may have been hearing train horns recently during testing. But in response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils are establishing a Quiet Zone, which means: THE HORN WILL NOT BLOW AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS The train will only sound the horn as it leaves a station or in the event of an ...read more
Categories: Advocacy - Legislation - Political, E-Communication - Advocacy, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Education and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Safety, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
College of Marin joins online service for budget accessibility College of Marin is joining the OpenGov.com system, which aims to make financial information more accessible online. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal) By Keri Brenner , Marin Independent Journal College of Marin’s finances now will be at interactive digital fingertips — instead of buried inside laborious 200-plus-page ...read more
Categories: Advocacy - Legislation - Political, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
Monday, May 22, 2017
MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR MIRACLE LEAGUE NORTHBAY Northern California’s First Baseball Field for Special Needs Children and Adults San Rafael – The Marin Builders Association announced today their formal support of the upcoming Miracle League Northbay field and playground site in Petaluma . Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, and San ...read more
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Monday, May 22, 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, 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
Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Sometimes concrete is hard, especially when it’s a public project. Unlicensed is unlicensed with a ‘hard cost’ if you do work beyond the legal limits. You should also be up to date on the ‘social’ implications for contractor’s advertising… Q: I have a question ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
Monday, May 15, 2017
JOIN US THIS WEEKEND Interested in promoting your business? Come share our booth! Contact Christine at christine@marinbuilders.org 415-462-1220 to reserve space MAY 20 & 21, 2017 ​ FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING AT THE MARIN CIVIC CENTER ​ 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael ​ SHOW HOURS: Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm Christine at christine@marinbuilders.org ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Event Related, Community, Human Interest
Friday, May 12, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Now you see it, now you don’t? What’s the real news on business names and advertising? I will ‘synthesize’ the answer for a painting contractor, another gets the recipe for ‘proof’ pudding, and we ‘tear down’ the walls to expose the answer on a ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, May 12, 2017
TRAINING SHORT: FLAGGER SAFETY Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Spring and summer are the peak times of the year for highway and outdoor construction activities. Many of these projects require construction crews to work in places where moving traffic is present. Employees working in high traffic areas need to be protected. Barricades and warning signs provide employee protection but ...read more
Categories: Safety
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Exciting times for T & B! T & B has maintained two locations for many years – one in San Rafael and one in Santa Rosa. As of March 31, we have moved and consolidated all operations to our San Rafael Store. We feel this is a positive change and are excited about the opportunities being in one location will afford us and our customers. We are particularly excited to further develop ...read more
Categories: Economic, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Event Related, General News Article, Press Release
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: Advocacy - Legislation - Political, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, General News Article, Permits, Permits - Marin County, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Categories: Press Release, Event Related, Community, General News Article
Monday, May 08, 2017
San Rafael City Schools REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES RFQP PM-04-17 San Rafael City Schools (“District”) is seeking proposals from qualified persons, firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, or professional organizations to provide construction services for the Bahia Vista Elementary School Lunch Shelter (“Project”). The construction documents are ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Project Bid Requests
Friday, May 05, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. While time changes us, it doesn’t ‘age’ most of the rules and regulations for contractors. However, in this ‘blast from the past’ we take a look back at answers that remain the same. Find more on cutredtape.com under Archives! … (2003) Q. I have a question that is ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
Friday, May 05, 2017
SAFETY SHORT: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Machines & Clothing Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective: To familiarize employees with how proper attire can protect them from common workplace hazards. In addition to wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), certain work attire may be required. Inappropriate attire can be dangerous. For example, ...read more
Categories: Safety
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft recently completed the installation of a 271 kW DC solar installation at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, in Fremont, CA. The system is expected to offset 65% of the power usage in the new LEED Gold certified St. Joseph Residence and Dominican Center. The building officially opened on the Motherhouse campus in March 2016. The photovoltaic (PV) system ...read more
Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Fun Facts
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Huge Lumber Sale at The Away Station Starts Now! ATTN: ALL BUILDING CONTRACTORS, REMODELERS, DIY & REUSE BUILDERS Diversion in it's Highest RePurpose Value! The Away Station has lumber for you! A high volume of lumber has arrived from the San Francisco Transbay Transit Center project. Time to secure your lumber! Come down to The Away Station. Thanks to an Away Station supporter and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Classifieds, Community, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Economic, Event Related
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents On April 19, USCIS announced it was redesigning the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. Some Green Cards and EADs issued after ...read more
Categories: Advocacy - Legislation - Political, Community, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Education and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
WHY DON'T YOUNG AMERICANS WANT TO DO CONSTRUCTION WORK?
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
UPDATES ON SRCS' PROGRESS ON MEASURES A & B HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA LEER EN ESPANOL Spring 2017 Our SRCS Bond Program E-Newsletter is just one way we are sharing updates and progress on our Bond Program. SRCS' Bond Program, comprised of $108 million to fund updates to our elementary and middle schools and $161 million for our high schools, was generously approved by San Rafael voters in ...read more
Categories: E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Economic, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
FEATURED NETWORKING EVENT Unlock Your Talents to Build Better Business Relationships May 3, 8 - 10 AM, Free Learn from a certified analyst the 3 biggest behavior indicators of success and how to apply them to your business. You will walk away knowing how to enhance communications and make new connections easily. Register > FEATURED WORKSHOPS From Kitchen to Market May 11, 1 - 4 PM, $25 ...read more
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Our congratulations end this session of contractor Q/A. I begin with ‘limited’ help for an attorney, offer a corporate contractor a chance to ‘sole’ source his work and respond with ‘conviction’ to help give hope to a license applicant… Q: I am an Attorney and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
Friday, April 28, 2017
Safety Training Short: Chemical Safety - Common Metals Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Working with metals can create potentially harmful dust, vapors and fumes. Although inhalation is the most common way for toxic metals to enter the body, it is also possible to ingest metallic substances while smoking, eating or drinking if the proper precautions are not taken. Download the ...read more
Categories: Safety
Thursday, April 27, 2017
David R. Fogt Named New California Registrar of Contractors Promotion makes Fogt first licensee to lead Contractors State License Board operations in 20 years SACRAMENTO – California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) Board Chairman Agustin Beltran today announced the selection of CSLB Enforcement Chief David R. Fogt to serve as the Board’s new Registrar of Contractors, effective ...read more
Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Community
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, E-Communication - Advocacy, Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
If you’re in the home renovation industry, your business reputation and the strength of your online presence are critical factors in attracting new customers. The problem is that so much of what others say about your business is totally out of your control, and bad reviews can rob you of new business. The good news is that we’ve found a proactive solution that will help you take ...read more
Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, Fun Facts, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
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
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Friday, March 10, 2017
On March 8 Paula Krause, celebrated her 29th anniversary with the Marin Builders Association! Paula currently serves as our office manager. Paula started at the Marin Builders Association on March 8, 1988! Over the past 29 years Paula has worn many hats including office manager. She's worked on the Marin Builders Insurance programs including billing, benefits and customer service. Paula has ...read more
Categories: E-Communication - E-BID Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Fun Facts, Human Interest, 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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