• News for Community

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares young adults for internship positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.  Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the program helps ...read more
    Categories: Scholarship, Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, Community, Safety, Member News, Event Related, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Cornerstone Partner News
    Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Recent survey indicates that many homeowners are using their extra time at home to complete projects that require diggingSAN FRANCISCO, Calif – With the arrival of spring, many Californians are thinking of starting projects to make their outdoor spaces more livable, and many of these projects will require digging. To help ensure these projects can proceed safely, and without disruptions to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Safety, Community, Member News
    Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Un estudio reciente indica que muchos propietarios de viviendas están utilizando su tiempo extra en el hogar para terminar proyectos que requieren una excavación  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – Con la llegada de la primavera, muchos californianos están pensando en iniciar proyectos para hacer más habitables sus espacios al aire libre y muchos de estos trabajos requerirán una excavación. Para ayudar a ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Community, Safety, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    Job Hazard Analysis (JHA):  Thorough hazard assessments for your worksites are critical to assure continued protection of staff.  Learn what the most violated construction standards are, so you can create a plan to avoid unnecessary losses. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish   Safety & Training Shorts ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Community, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Business Tips
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2021:Terrence Knoles, And Them Design, who referred Nick Knoles, Knoles Construction Company (Special thanks to Terrence for donating his bonus to our Scholarship and Workforce Development Fund!)Oliver Dibble, Dibble & Company, who referred Tim Salyers, Energy Efficient Services (Special thanks to Oliver for donating his ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News
    Monday, April 12, 2021
    New Community Development Agency Director is One of County’s OwnTom Lai has served 29 years with the department San Rafael, CA - The next leader of the Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA) has been No. 2 on the team for the past 11 years. Assistant Director Tom Lai, who has spent his entire 29-year professional career with the County of Marin, is the choice to take over CDA following ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Builders Corner
    Monday, April 12, 2021
    Reprinted from The North Bay Business Journal Kathryn Reed April 8, 2021 Building material costs, with lumber alone up by 180%, may not drop to pre-pandemic levels soon, even when mills return to full staffing and overseas factories fully recover, according to some suppliers and contractors. “This price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by more than ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News
    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    RESILIENT SR37ONE CORRIDOR, ONE TEAM, MANY SOLUTIONS Think of Highway 37 as more than just a commute! The future of this critical transportation corridor demands finding solutions to chronic traffic congestion and periodic flooding due to rising tides. It requires balancing transportation needs with protecting and enhancing sensitive marshland habitats. It also presents an opportunity to provide ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Safety, Community
    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL STAFF April 2, 2021, 5:12PM  Norma T. Kostecka, a longtime advertising director who in October 2020 became publisher of the North Bay Business Journal, died Wednesday of breast cancer at her home in Napa. She was 58. “My mom was a force of good and a force of compassion and a force of joy,” said daughter Megan Kostecka, 29. “She’s gone but she will be ever-present ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News
    Thursday, April 01, 2021
    Marinwood CSD Park Maintenance Facility Project: Project consists of furnishing all required labor, materials, transportation, equipment, incidentals, and services for construction of a new Park Maintenance Facility consisting of a 1,200 sq. ft. enclosed workshop, break room (not including cabinetry and sink re: Add Alt 02 below), restroom, and storage closet contiguous with a 1,300sf covered ...read more
    Categories: Project Bid Requests & Informal Bid Notices, Community, Builders Corner, Bid Opportunties
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    The Marin Builders Association supports efforts to address climate change.  We believe the best way to solve this crisis is through innovation, investment, and partnerships.   A ban on natural gas to residences will increase construction costs, decrease consumer choice, reduce energy availability for homeowners during Public Safety Power Shutdown periods, potentially cause unforeseen impacts to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Thursday, March 25, 2021
    Understanding your clients is an important part of your marketing strategy, one that takes some effort. Part of that effort should include spending a little time developing personas. While not as straightforward as, say, completing your Google My Business profile, you have an advantage over business owners in other industries. Because you are in the remodeling industry, you basically ‘live’ with ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Community, Business Tips, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    We recognize the tremendous opportunity for trained professionals in the construction industry, now and in the future. All high school seniors pursuing a college, university, or trade school education are eligible to apply.   More information can be found here:  SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIASCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (DOWNLOAD and PRINT)FILLABLE PDF APPLICATION   Applications, including ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Event Related, Scholarship, Construction Education & Training
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Marin County BusinessesMarin Builders Joins Coalition Advocating for $2 million in Relief Grants for Local Businesses For Immediate Release:Executive Summary Marin County’s businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact will have lasting effects on our local economy. Leading Business Associations at Keep Marin Working launched a survey ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Community, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    COVID- 19 Vaccine Have questions? We’ve got answers. WHO: Marin Health and Human ServicesWHAT: A 60-minute webinar where you can learn about the vaccines, getting vaccinated, and the truth about some myths and misinformation.WHEN: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. now through May 27th.HOW: Join our Zoom meeting 3 ways: 1. Use the link https://tinyurl.com/4z85kxf2 2. Scan the QR code ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has added an update to the treated wood waste (TWW) FAQ page. Below is the update added and the link to the TWW FAQ webpage.Q: Can you please clarify the rules applicable to residents that generate treated wood waste (TWW)?    A: A homeowner does not require a variance to manage TWW generated incidental to owning and maintenance their own place ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability
    Thursday, March 18, 2021
    Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, recently completed the installation of three individual solar electric systems at Oakmont Village Association (OVA) in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA.   Increasing the sustainability of their operations and reducing their power costs, installing these solar photovoltaic systems will save Oakmont hundreds of thousands in utility fees over the life of the solar ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Green Building - Sustainability, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 08, 2021
    The Marin Home Resource Guide is the only print and digital resource guide in the North Bay that devotes all content to our industry, trends, architecture, building, and our local community.  Reach over 50,000 Readers ~ More than ever! High Quality Glossy Magazine with Brilliant Color. Direct Mail Distribution to Leading Building Industry Professionals throughout Marin County. Targeted Email ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Marin Home Resource Guide, Member News, Community
    Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    On behalf of the Marin Builders Association Board of Directors, the following letter was recently sent to Marin County Health Officials to offer our support with essential construction worker vaccination:(Link to letter pdf.)Dear Dr. Willis and Dr. Santora:First and foremost, we want to thank you and your team for your work during these ever-changing times. Specifically, we would like to commend ...read more
    Categories: Safety, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News, COVID-19 Resources
    Monday, February 22, 2021
    You can help keep our recycling streams clean and organized when you avoid making these recycling errors. Are you confused about whether an item is recyclable or not? Are you following MSS’s most recent recycling guidelines? Below we detail some common issues we’ve found in our recycling streams.1. Stop putting ‘garbage’ plastics in the recyclables cart. We don’t accept as many plastics as you ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Community
    Thursday, February 18, 2021
    If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the need to be empathetic. Given the challenges of the pandemic, people in the building trades, like all of us, have had to make adjustments on how to run their businesses, as well as how they communicate with clients and potential clients. Clients should know that you work safely, under guidelines from OSHA, CDC and state and local authorities. They ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, COVID-19 Resources, Business Tips
    Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    The Houzz community has spoken and the results are in! We’re excited to let you know that Design Set Match has been voted as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2021 award in design and customer service. Our profile includes some of the most popular photos and glowing reviews on Houzz in 2020 and has earned a serious round of applause! The annual awards recognize home design and remodeling ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    For Immediate Release The Alternative Management Standard (AMS), which allows waste haulers to accept treated wood waste (TWW) from residential and commercial customers, expired on December 31, 2020 when Governor Newsome vetoed a bill to extend the statute (HSC 25150.7) and regulations (22 CCR 67386.1 et seq.).   For this reason, beginning January 1, 2021, waste haulers in the County of Marin ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release, Member News, Green Building - Sustainability, Business Tips, Builders Corner
    Thursday, December 31, 2020
    Curative testing sites remain free in Marin, but appointments must be scheduled in advance through the Curative website (available in English and Spanish). Appointment slots open about 3-4 days in advance of each scheduled testing day. The updated schedule of Marin County based Curative test sites includes:Bolinas: Mondays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Bolinas Fire Station (100 Mesa Road) Larkspur: ...read more
    Categories: Safety, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Member News, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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    Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Member News, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Community
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    AUTHOR Joe Bousquin PUBLISHED Dec. 15, 2020 Construction DiveDive Brief:A new study tracking the results of more than 730,000 COVID-19 tests found that construction workers had the highest positivity rates for asymptomatic cases of any occupation, including healthcare staff, first responders, correctional personnel, elderly care workers, grocery store workers and food service employees.The ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Business Tips, Community, Safety
    Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    Please familiarize yourself with the following new regulations/guidelines:  Cal/OSHA has recently issued Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulations to Protect Workers from COVID-19, which are now in effect. There is a one-page fact sheetand FAQs which provide a summary of the regulations. Requirements include: A site-specific, written COVID-19 prevention (see model COVID-19 prevention program) to ...read more
    Categories: Safety, Community, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner
    Friday, November 20, 2020
    NOVATO, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2020) - CP Lab Safety, a Woman Owned Small Business in Marin County, California, announced their new at-home saliva collection kit for COVID-19 Testing. This process uses (RT)-PCR technology (Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction) to diagnose active infections of the virus. The sample is gathered at home and shipped to a certified laboratory. Once it is received at the lab, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Press Release, Community, Safety
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020
     Lower credit card processing fees with level 2 and level 3 processing The cost of accepting credit cards is one of the biggest expenses a business faces. It is an unavoidable cost of doing business in a society that rarely carries cash anymore. For any business processing more than $100,000 a month in credit card transactions, the cost to process cards can approach $4,000 in fees alone. If your ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Business Tips
    Monday, October 12, 2020
    Mahalo to our members and guests for making the 44th Annual Marin Builders Association Golf Classic - Luau on the Links a tremendous success. We welcomed more than 70 players at Indian Valley Golf Club on Friday, October 9th for a fabulous day of golf, camaraderie, sportsmanship, delicious food & refreshments. Players and supporters celebrated our commitment to education as a portion of the ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Event Related, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Community, Press Release, Scholarship
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, Member News, Community
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    Like some industries, construction has a tendency to put people at risk for illness or injury. This is why so many tasks require personal protective equipment (PPE). There are many types of PPE you may need, depending on your field and the kind of work you do. Here’s what to expect from headgear, masks, gloves, boots and more.Masks The recent pandemic has made masks a topic of national attention. ...read more
    Categories: Safety, Community, Member News, COVID-19 Resources
    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    AUTHOR Kate Tornone @KateTornone PUBLISHED Sept. 17, 2020 Construction Dive If an employee refuses to work although there is no imminent danger, "the courts have made it clear that those employees don’t have to be paid," says a human resources expert. Contractors across the country are dealing with labor issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Some workers who are receiving unemployment ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Community, Safety
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    AUTHOR Kim Slowey @kimslowey PUBLISHED Aug. 26, 2020 Construction Dive Since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the U.S., contractors have been increasingly nervous about maintaining and building their backlog of work as jobs in some areas and sectors are put on hold or canceled. To build their books, many firms are bidding on more projects than usual. This is increasing competition, with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Builders Corner
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    With the way that the economy has changed throughout the past 10-15 years, it’s not surprising that people are rethinking about how they consider starting a career. Getting a college degree used to be a popular option that would secure a good job. Now, not so much. Instead, you might be thinking about learning a trade that offers you a lot of upward mobility. But how soon can you start? Here’s ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Safety
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    You know it could be coming, and it might even happen within the week. When whole states are shutting down construction projects to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, it may not take long before your contracting business is affected. There are times throughout your career that you will need to suspend work on an ongoing project due to weather problems or even a contract dispute. If you have to ...read more
    Categories: Safety, Community, Member News, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources
    Monday, November 11, 2019
     Marin Builders Association, Town of Tiburon and Marin Economic Forum Collaborate to Measure and Improve the Permit Customer Experience  The Town of Tiburon has announced a new partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for the permit customers. The Customer Satisfaction Assessment is a program designed to measure and ultimately improve ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Community, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation
    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Construction Training Program Tackles Shortage in Building Industry     In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association has again partnered with College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and CareerPoint Marin to bring construction training and job opportunities to students Marin.    The Education to Career (e2c) construction training program ...read more
    Categories: Community, Safety, Marin Builders Association News, 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.Reviewed and Updated March 2021
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, 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.Reviewed and Updated March 2021
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions, Marin Builders Association News, Community
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