• News for General News Article

    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   In our age of Roomba’s and robot chefs, some things are still not ‘automatic’ with a contractor’s licensing paperwork. When you add one and one you don’t always equal two in this interpretation of contractor regulation. Go figure, it’s kind of a ‘trade’ off… Q:  My husband and I started a company approximately two years ago.  The way we set ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, October 07, 2019
    Marin Builders Association Political Action Committee (BAPAC) recently announced the endorsement of Eric Lucan, Amy Peele and Susan Wernick for the Novato City Council election. The BAPAC members were impressed with Eric Lucan and his legacy of support for the business community.  While on the council, Lucan has consistently demonstrated positive leadership and shown commitment to initiatives ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, E-Communication - Advocacy, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Back to the future as we remind an aspiring applicant to ‘just say no,’ until the license is in his pocket! Let me ‘translate’ this because it may be foreign to you, but it’s an English-only contractor’s exam, and another contractor makes an interesting point but his reasoning doesn’t hold ‘water’…   Q:  I recently purchased a painting ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    By: David Molinari In the construction industry, payments come slowly.  Prompt payment laws exist in some form nationwide and can vary from state to state.  These laws serve to create timelines for when payments must be made and institute interest penalties for late payments.  In California, the contractors are armed with Civil Code 8800 et al. California’s Prompt Payment Act.  The Prompt ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Economic, Papers/Research
    Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!    Alan Aranha, Exchange Bank who referred, Valrie Joy Williams, WINDfall Financial GroupBrad Hubbell, Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design who referred Rick Cowperthwaite, Rick's Energy Solutions, Inc. (Special thanks to Brad for pledging his bonus to our wonderful Scholarship Program!)Marci Nava, Framework ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, September 23, 2019
    Many chemicals, such as acids and bases, are corrosive and can easily damage employees’ skin and eyes. The severity of damage depends on how strong the chemical is, how long contact is maintained, and what actions are taken after contact is made. The first 10 – 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance are critical. Delaying treatment may cause serious injury. Eye wash stations and safety ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Monday, September 23, 2019
    Last Friday, we proudly hosted over 75 guests at our quarterly Member Morning.  Everyone enjoyed connecting and building community over hot coffee and delicious donuts.  Christine Puccini (Director of Membership and Business Development) opened the program with information about our newRequest for Proposal outreach tool.  Next. Terrence Knoles (And Them Design) was celebrated for his creative ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Speak up, it’s your opportunity for input, because contractors have their cards on the ‘table’. Another contractor has gotten the ‘cart before the horse’ so to speak, while a license applicant will have to delay his travel plan until he’s told ‘when’ to get moving…   Q:  Do you know if there is a data table of licensed contractor’s that is ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, September 16, 2019
    Beginning January 1, 2020, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation will be enforced through a new automatic process. Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), was signed into law on April 28, 2017. This bill states that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) must check that vehicles are compliant with, or exempt from, CARB’s Truck ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest
    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    BUILDERS: Have you been struggling to connect to the subs and vendors you need to make your project go smoothly?  HOME/PROPERTY OWNERS:  Have you been challenged to find an available contractor to help with a maintenance issue or renovation project? Marin Builders Association can help! In order to be efficient, we will need some accurate information to get started:A brief summary of your project ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Project Bid Requests
    Friday, June 21, 2019
    Inspiration. Expertise. Professionals. 500+ Local Resources for your Home. The most recognized and respected name in local Building meets the most recognized and respected name in local News. Marin Builders Association is back, with help from Marin Independent Journal and San Rafael based design studio, And Them, with the latest edition of the incomparable go-to resource guide for homeowners in ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    We Now Deliver to Your Work Site Stay productive - let us bring supplies to you! The Urban Farmer Store now offers FREE delivery of all of our products for our professional customers for orders over $1,000.   Let us help you avoid wasted time in traffic.  Call now to get your delivery on our schedule.   We will be in your area! Click here to view our daily delivery zone and our mobile order ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    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.01.11.19 ​01.18.19 ​01.25.19 ​02.01.19 ​02.08.19 ​02.22.19 ​03.01.19 ​03.15.19 ​03.22.19 ​03.29.19 ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Introducing the North Bay Construction Corps Class of MarinSponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program places over 20 well trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.Cohorts begin in January and conclude in June with a 2 week bootcamp and hiring event. If you have ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Economic, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    PRESS RELEASE  CONTACT: Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer  415.462.1220 rick@marinbuilders.com   CONTACT: Don Jeppson Chief Building Official     415.485.3357 Don.Jeppson@cityofsanrafael.org  City of San Rafael to Publish Report from Marin Builders Association on Permit Customer Satisfaction   In partnership with the Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum, the City ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    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: Green Building - Sustainability, Project Bid Requests, General News Article, 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, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community
    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: Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Community
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