• News for Community

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    Best Insurance Brokerage: George Petersen InsuranceReprinted from Northbay Biz Magazine Article by Jessie De La O on June 28, 2022 For more than 85 years, George Petersen Insurance has been delivering exceptional service at competitive prices to serve clients and protect their assets. Founded in 1935, the agency began with protecting the assets of North Coast merchants and business owners in the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    Objective: To assure that all personnel are familiar with the proper techniques for using, inspecting, and maintaining fire extinguishers. Unlike many workplace hazards, fire is a potential threat in nearly every industry and environment. This makes fire one of the most deadly workplace hazards, killing hundreds and injuring thousands on the job each year. When employees are properly trained to ...read more
    Categories: Safety, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training
    Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    Did You Know? “Affordable” housing can top $1 million per unit   We all know inflation has increased prices for just about everything, including building materials and labor, two major inputs into the cost of new housing. A new report by the Los Angeles Times reviewed seven affordable housing projects in Northern California and found the cost per unit was more than $1 million. The report included ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Member News
    Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    State law now requires all businesses with five or more employees to participate in CalSavers if they do not offer a qualified retirement savings plan from the private market. Eligible employers must register for CalSavers by their state required deadline, which vary by employer size. The deadline for employers with 5 or more employees is June 30, 2022. The registration deadlines for ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips
    Monday, June 20, 2022
    June 15, 2022Attention Building and Construction Industry Associations and OrganizationsOFFICIAL NOTICE: New Law Impacting Construction and Demolition Debris Collection A new law was passed that updates San Francisco’s Construction and Demolition Debris Recovery Ordinance (Environment Code Chapter 14) and Public Works Code Section 725. This new law (Ordinance) requires any person or company that ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Permits, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 16, 2022
    The 2022 annual awards were presented on Wednesday, June 15th at the Scholarship Awards & Past Presidents Reception, hosted at The Club Restaurant, McInnis Park Golf Center in San Rafael.   Scholarships were determined after an initial screening of applicants and interviews by an independent selection committee. The committee included Ken Lippi, Assistant Superintendent, Marin County Office of ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Community, Scholarship
    Thursday, June 09, 2022
    The Marin Builders Association is actively coordinating programs to help build a construction workforce pipeline here in Marin through our collaborative efforts with our community partners. We have access to a new group of candidates you might want to interview/hire. Recently, we received new graduate resumes from the North Bay Construction Corps – Marin Class (NBCC) and Education to Career ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Press Release
    Thursday, June 09, 2022
    Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, a leading North Bay solar installer for over 35 years, recently completed the installation of a 43.2 kW DC solar system at New Vintage Church in Santa Rosa, CA.  Their facility is now utilizing clean, sustainable power while saving over a thousand dollars in electrical bills every month.   The solar power system is roof mounted, consisting of 96 ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Thursday, June 09, 2022
    Potlucks and buffets carry a high risk for foodborne illness because bacteria thrive in food that is left out for long periods of time at room temperature. The danger zone for bacterial growth is between 40° and 140°F. The maximum amount of time that food can stay in this range before becoming dangerous is two hours, and potlucks and buffets easily last longer. Sanitary practices, avoidance of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner
    Monday, June 06, 2022
    Workforce Alliance of the North Bay and Conservation Corps of the North Bay are recruiting crewmembers for our Ecology Corps Program!   This eight-week, paid, work experience will empower our future workforce with job readiness skills in a fun, stimulating, and educational environment. Young Adults (ages 18-24) will complete daily conservation work at multiple public land worksites which can ...read more
    Categories: Community, Green Building - Sustainability, Member News, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 01, 2022
    Potential hazards of confined spaces:Toxic fumesOxygen deficiencyExplosive atmosphereExposure to hazardous energiesMoving machine partsEngulfment/entrapment Learn more about safety precautions when working in confined spaces by downloading the training shorts. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in SpanishSafety & ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2022:Trevor Rhoads, Bjorg Electric who referred Pablo Wainmayer, FootFour Builders, Inc. (Special thanks to Pablo for donating his bonus to our Scholarship and Workforce Development Fund!)Donalyn Heller, Ferguson /The Bath + Beyond who referred RENATO JOSE I architect  (Special thanks to Donalyn for donating her bonus to our ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Member News
    Thursday, May 19, 2022
    Marin Builders Association Partners with Leadership Novato Team to Help Build Outdoor Learning Center at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Novato Novato, CA, May 2022: A new outdoor learning center at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Novato was completed earlier this month, coordinated by a team of volunteers from the Leadership Novato program. Work on the project began in September 2021 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    Did your Marin County business earn less than $50,000 in 2019? Was your business significantly impacted by COVID-19? You could be eligible for a $2,500 relief grant. The application for this $2500 grant is now open! This round is open until June 30th. If we get more than 105 qualified applications, we will choose the awardees through a lottery. It is not first come, first serve. The application ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Community, Event Related
    Tuesday, May 03, 2022
    Kendra Rodgers, a junior at Redwood High School, participated in the current ROP Construction Technology class.  She was so inspired that she applied for and was accepted into the Women in Construction Management summer program at Colorado State University.  Tom Eller, instructor, said, “I’m so very proud of her, she is so excited.  I was happy to recommend Kendra for the program.”    We are all ...read more
    Categories: Community, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News
    Thursday, April 21, 2022
    We would like to recognize all of our 2022-2023 Marin Home Resource Guide Ad Partners.  With their generous support, this next edition is going to be our best ever!Click here to see complete versions of past editions.Our Partners listed in alpha order:Aaero Heating & Sheet MetalAirport Home ApplianceBauman Landscape & ConstructionBob Kunst Painting, Inc.Bravo Restoration & ConstructionBrittany ...read more
    Categories: Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Community
    Monday, March 21, 2022
    Adapted from an original LinkedIn post authored by Lisa Ballantyne, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction Company I March 16, 2022 Congratulations to Steve Rule of Turner Construction Company who is serving as the AGC of California President Elect for 2022! In his 35 years at Turner Construction Company he has helped build the SF Bay Area through multiple landmark projects including SFO ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, Member News
    Tuesday, March 08, 2022
    We are thrilled to introduce to you the Hadley Marine Division! Bringing the same commitment to quality home construction, our Marine Division is equipped with the expertise to address and work through common Bay Area marine construction problems and projects.   
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, Member News
    Thursday, February 24, 2022
    Welcome to California SLCP (SB-1383) January 1, 2022: the inspections and fines associated with California SB-1383 (Short Lived Climate Pollutants) become Mandatory. January 1, 2020: Jurisdictions had the option to begin fining businesses using SB-1383 guidelines and many have. September 19, 2016: Governor Brown signed California SB 1383 Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016 in a statewide effort ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Press Release, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability
    Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Safety
    Wednesday, February 09, 2022
    By ADRIAN RODRIGUEZ | arodriguez@marinij.com | Marin Independent Journal PUBLISHED: February 8, 2022  A proposal to bring 192 apartments to North San Rafael sailed through approvals Monday. The San Rafael City Council voted unanimously to OK the “Neighborhood at Los Gamos” project, situated on a 10-acre lot along Los Gamos Drive west of Highway 101 in Terra Linda. The applicant is the Hart ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 02, 2022
    We are very exited about winning the "Best of Houzz"  Service award for the third year in a row! What Is Best of Houzz? Best of Houzz celebrates the Houzz community's picks for top-rated design and renovation professionals and popular home designs across the U.S. and around the world. Professionals on Houzz can earn a Design or Service award, or both, in the same year.Best of Houzz Service The ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, January 20, 2022
    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 Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito 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 Gabriela Shea ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Permits
    Thursday, December 23, 2021
    Changing careers is a big decision. You might have friends or family members who have concerns about making such a choice. In a lot of cases, people worry because they don’t understand the modern construction industry or the amazing things you can do in it. Here are five myths and facts about starting a career in construction.Myth 1: You Won’t Make Enough Money Fact: Like most industries, ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, Community
    Thursday, November 11, 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: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Event Related, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    In accordance with the association Bylaws, the Board of Directors recently approved a slate of five individuals for election as officers of the Marin Builders Association beginning in January 2022.  The current Board of Directors unanimously approved this slate at the October 27 Board meeting. The following individuals are nominated for Board Officers in 2022:     NamePositionMember FirmBen ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Friday, July 23, 2021
    Inspiration. Expertise. Professionals. + More than 560 Local Building Resources. We are honored to share with you the new release of our premier publication the Marin Builders Association, our “hot off the press” 2021-2022 Marin Home Resource Guide.  It is your continued membership support that enables us to publish this beneficial community resource. On behalf of our entire organization, Thank ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Member News
    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, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    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, Marin Builders Association News, Safety, Community, Member News
    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, Liens and Completions, 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.Reviewed and Updated March 2021
    Categories: Community, Liens and Completions, Marin Builders Association News
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