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    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Some of the time it’s an easy contractor licensing answer, some are complex and others just take longer to develop the ‘full-time’ picture. Help arrives for a contractor planning for his road trip to AZ but, first, we start with a General looking for some ‘cool’ new business.  Q:  I am a “B” General Building contractor.  The HVAC ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft has completed a 143.3 Solar Electric System at Sonoma Academy’s newly constructed Janet Durgin Guild & Commons building.  The building is the first of its kind in the North Bay, an environmental and human health model based primarily upon the Living Building Challenge criteria: to create structures that not only minimize a building’s impact on the environment but ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Objective: To review the definition, impact, and response procedures for abusive conduct in the workplace “Abusive conduct” means conduct of an employer or employee in the workplace, with malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, and unrelated to an employer’s legitimate business interests. Abusive conduct may include repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Newsletter, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Papers/Research
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.    Always gratified to get feedback from readers, and I just got a bunch from public works contractors. Let me clarify and improve the answer on DIR’s with input from contractors on the job. A good day is learning something new and yes even experts sometimes get ‘schooled’…   We start this week’s volume of the Q&A with a shout out to all our ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    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 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers and workers to comply with occupational safety and health standards. You have rights under OSHA, but you must also follow all of the OSHA ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Papers/Research, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.    Getting ‘straight’ to the point, it’s not how you start but how you finish in our first contractor’s question. A helping hand is extended in an answer, while another contractor’s application is sent back to ‘square one’…  Q:  Many years ago, when I was young and stupid, I got in some trouble and have a couple of convictions.  The ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Objective: To inform employees about proper practices for computer monitor setup that will reduce the risk of eye strain Employees that spend most of their time at work in front of computer monitors may be at risk of eye strain.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Papers/Research
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, a leading North Bay solar installer for over 35 years,  recently completed the installation of a 75 kW DC solar system at Richmond Yacht Club in Point Richmond, CA.  The system will produce over 50% of the harbor’s projected annual energy needs, saving the Club thousands every month while powering their operations with clean, sustainable electricity.  Using the ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Click the links below to view a current list of Tax Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. 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 paula@marinbuilders.com.January 8-12January 15-19January 22-26January 29 - February 2March 19-23April 2-6April 23-29April 30 - May 4May ...read more
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    Objective: To communicate common machine motion hazards and basic safe practices employees should always follow when working on or around machinery Machinery is a major source of injury. While employers are responsible to establish safeguards to protect employees, it is essential to follow safe practices to avoid injury.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Papers/Research
    Friday, June 22, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.Do you know the way to San Jose? Just one place to ‘test’ contractors. It’s a less direct ‘route’ to a solution for a complex ‘prefab’ question, and I help another contractor fill a ‘gap’ in his understanding… Q:  I am an out of State contractor and one of my customers has requested that I perform some work for them in CA.  I know I will have to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Special thanks to Jeffrey Wilmore from Keegin and Coppin. Jeffrey was a volunteer with our Marin Builders Adopt-a-Highway efforts on May 25th. Jeffrey was responsible for helping to clean up and beautify nearly 2 miles of highway along Highway 101 in North Marin.    Jeffrey is a Novato resident and among many community efforts he also serves as a volunteer for the Marin Economic Forum. If your ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Miracle League Is Getting Built!!! A ball field and playground for children and adults with special needs! The location is Lucchesi Park in Petaluma. This project is championed by Marin Builders past President John Busick of Bob Kunst Painting, Inc and WorkGlue.   Through the generosity of many, but specifically recognized here are: BoDean, Stony Point Rock Quarry, V. Dolan Trucking, Valdivia ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Project Bid Requests
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Marin Clean Energy (MCE), a California Joint Powers Authority, is requesting qualifications from interested contractors for heat pump installations as part of its Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) Program. Qualified contractors will be placed on the MCE Heat Pump Participating Contractors List. LIFT participants will be required to use a contractor off the list when installing heat pumps ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Green Building - Sustainability, Project Bid Requests
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Click the links 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
    Friday, January 19, 2018
    The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the City of San Rafael and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process experience and decrease the amount of unpermitted and potentially hazardous construction in San Rafael.   As part of this newly formed partnership, the Marin Builders Association, City of San Rafael and the ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    NEWS FLASH: We are discontinuing the small household wares operation and shutting down our upstairs shop. We need to clear out all remaining merchandise urgently! This is your opportunity to support ReUse while saving a bundle. Consider unusual UpCycled or vintage holiday gifts and décor this year. Most fixtures are for sale. Artists come stock up on mixed media. We have a lot of shelving, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about relationships with our clients. As professionals we have a responsibility to coach our clients about the architect's role and responsibility as well as the design and construction process. Cultivating an environment of education fosters trust, creates good communication, relieves frustration, and builds successful relationships with our clients. A ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Home Resource Guide, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty 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 administrative Stop Work ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.
    Categories: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    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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