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    Friday, October 20, 2017
    The recent fire disaster in the North Bay has left many in need of resources, or looking to help our neighbors, friends and colleagues. Fortunately, most of the fires are now under control in Sonoma and Napa Counties. We're committed to providing timely and valuable resources for our members, our neighbors and our community. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you think might ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Training Short: Promoting Safe BehaviorPresented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective: To provide employers with an overview of how to promote safe behaviors in their employees Download complete training short in English AND Spanish
    Categories: Education and Training
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Capitol Connection Q&A for ContractorsBy Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   When changing your company structure some choices are ‘limited.’ A ‘handy’ answer next with some ‘inactive’ answers to follow including a cool ‘detour’ for an AZ question…Q:  We have a corporate license and are in the process of transferring the license to an LLC.  Our corporate license expires at the end ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    Training Short: Visitor SafetyProvided by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective:  To create awareness of safe practices that protect visitors from worksite hazards Download complete training short in English AND Spanish
    Categories: Education and Training
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    Capitol Connection Q&A for ContractorsBy Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   We often work with attorneys on behalf of contractors and industry clients, so you can probably guess we get a lot of ‘what if’ questions in the office. Here’s one for you! We qualify three questions with one answer and another contractor answers his own question…    Q:  We need to obtain a new license ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    Special thanks to Marin Builders Association Cornerstone Partner Ghilotti Construction for coming to the aid of the Novato Fire District during the recent fire crisis in the North Bay. The Novato Fire District publicly thanked Ghilotti Construction for assisting in the response to the wildfire on Hwy 37 by providing a firefighting bulldozer.  "The Highway 37 fire started soon after the fires in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    PG&E has just released some important information and safety tips for those returning home. You can download them here in English and Spanish.For updatedFire Response, please visit pge.com/wildfireresources For Fire Response Resources, please visit: CAL Fire: http://www.fire.ca.gov/  and on Twitter @CAL_FireUSDA Forest Service Map: http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/# You can also visit PG&E’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    Easy Way to Keep a Record of all Your Belongings   Record your belongings in Hyve Hyve isn’t just to keep track of all the products needed when designing and building your home. Use Hyve to record of all your belongings. Customize the Hyve app to keep track of all the things in your home and on your property. We may not be able to prevent theft or natural disasters from taking/destroying our ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    Join Simply Solar this October 25th at our 4th Annual Historic Soiree. In response to the devastating fires occurring throughout the North Bay, we are expanding our fundraising efforts at our annual Soiree event to benefit fire victims, in addition to Social Advocates for Youth. We would love for you to join us at this event to help raise money for relief efforts, and take some time to celebrate ...read more
    Categories: Community, Event Related
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    CONTRACTOR Q&A WITH DAN ROSS: KNOW YOUR GOALS, FOCUS ON QUALITY AND ENJOY YOUR WORKSEPTEMBER 2017 I NORTHBROOKMIKE Born in Atlanta, Dan Ross grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the owner of Ross Painting in San Rafael, California. He believes exceptional materials and execution are critical to an outstanding result. “The type of materials ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    Capitol Connection Q&A for ContractorsBy Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.     While some ‘quick’ questions require lengthy answers here, we start with some easy ones this go-round!  We ‘add’ to contractor’s knowledge, ‘frame’ a General, help sort out some other issues including a cancelled license and who can and who can’t get a ‘continuance’ to finish up contract ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    Material Handling - Hand Truck SafetyPresented by George Petersen Insurance AgencyHand trucks are effective for reducing strain while moving heavy materials. However, injury can still occur. Use the following tips to prevent strains, trips and falls when using a hand truck. Download complete training short in English OR Spanish
    Categories: Education and Training
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
       When we witness our members coming together in support of our programs it truly validates our mission as an association.   In a recent meeting of the Construction Technology Education Committee, several Marin Builders Association members were highlighted for their contributions to the ROP program:   First, The Marin County Office of Education and Tom Eller, and his team made up of David ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Education and Training
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
    This program was adopted by the board of directors as part of the 2017 Business Plan and has been the focus of our recent advocacy efforts. The vision is a program that will help simplify and improve the permitting process for contractors, businesses and homeowners as well as many of the forward looking building and planning departments across Marin. We recently accomplished one of our major ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
                         NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Marinwood Community Services District (District) will be accepting sealed bids at the District’s administrative offices located in the Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael, CA 94903, for their Marinwood Fire Station Kitchen Remodel Project to the attention of Fire Chief Tom Roach until 5:00 PM on ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Project Bid Requests, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.     A question this contractor’s expert won’t answer! But, first several I will. Sometimes you don’t need a ‘pro’ to engineer an update on your license, and we share condolences over a loss, that for a ‘partner’ also causes collateral damage beyond death…  Q:  We need to obtain an “A” (General ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    Training Short: Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention - Entry Hazards Presented by George Petersen Insurance AgencyObjective: To create awareness of entry point hazards in commercial, retail, and residential buildings, improving employee safety Download complete training short in English or Spanish .  
    Categories: Education and Training
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.     Whenever you visit a ‘foreign’ place like CA, it’s good to get a guide! Let me point the way. Assisting contractors would be ‘dbaa’ for Capitol Services, or doing business as always, for some with ‘unacceptable’ business names a ‘dba’ is the way…Q: We recently applied for a California Contractor’s ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Ladder Safety: Set-UpPresented by George Petersen Insurance AgencyObjective:  To provide an overview of ladder set-up principles, including pre-use preparationPlanning, preparation, and careful positioning are all required before ladders can be used safely. Download complete training short in English OR Spanish
    Categories: Education and Training
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    The program will help simplify and improve the permitting process for contractors, businesses and homeowners as well as many of the forward looking building and planning departments across Marin. We recently accomplished another one of our major action items in the Permit Simplicity business plan: Conducted a Survey on Customer Satisfaction at Local Planning and Building Departments  - We had ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    The 41st Annual Marin Builders Association Golf Classic - La Fiesta! hosted over 130 golfers at Indian Valley Golf Club on Friday August 25th. Participants were greeted with a warm afternoon of golf, contact building, sportsmanship, and delicious food & refreshments. Congratulations to our winners: Long Drive Women - Cary Dacy Long Drive Men - J.K. KilligrewClosest to Hole #4 - Mike Stone #8 - ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Event Related, General News Article, Press Release, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts
    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, dental, vision, and ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter
    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
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    INTRODUCING OUR NEW AND IMPROVEDONLINE 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 SERVICEIS THE SINGLE LARGEST CONSOLIDATED PROJECT ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training, Project Bid Requests, Economic, Press Release, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, E-Communication - Newsletter
    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, Permits - Marin County
    Monday, June 26, 2017
    2017 Liens & Completions Reports Download complete reports below:01.06.1701.13.1701.20.1701.27.1702.10.1702.17.1702.24.1703.03.1703.10.1703.17.1703.24.1704.14.1704.21.1704.28.1705.05.1705.19.1705.26.1706.02.1706.09.1706.16.1706.23.1706.30.1707.07.1707.14.1707.21.1707.28.1708.04.1708.11.1708.18.1709.01.1709.08.1709.15.1709.22.1709.29.17
    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
    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 a busy ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Advocacy, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Permits, 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 Checklistto 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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