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    Monday, December 10, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   A ‘qualified’ answer for two brothers planning to ‘divide and conquer’ a license change. Time waits for no one but as the expert I know that ‘experience’ can ‘trump’ the calendar in a license application. Can’t leave our last contractor up in the air as he issues a call for help that began with an ‘SOS’ issue…Q:  I am applying to replace ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    A warm holiday thank you to Jeff Wilcox and Glass Concepts for hosting our annual holiday celebration last Thursday, December 6th. Over 150 guests were welcomed to delicious food, beverages, and festive decor from An Affair to Remember catering. It was an evening of happy connections and merry networking for all who attended. Special thanks to our partners at AIASF (co-host) and Lowen Windows ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Yes, we did, so no you don’t! Our second answer is here today but gone tomorrow. I ‘hazard’ another for contractors who may help restore or rebuild after disaster strikes, and our last one a real corporate road ‘trip’…  Q:  Your company recently assisted us with obtaining a Joint Venture (JV) license in California.  Are we required by the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Marin Builders Association was honored to receieve the Outstanding Business Diversity Award for 2018 from our valued partners, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin. The award was presented at  The Chamber's elegant "La Posada' celebration  on December 5, 2018. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin selected Marin Builders Association for this award in celebration of our consistent ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Event Related, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Advocacy and Legislation, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    HOME OFFICE FIRE AND ELECTRICAL CONCERNS   When employees work from home, there is often little direction provided to support their safety.  Assure the following are reviewed before employees start working from the home office to reduce the hazards associated with fires and electricity.  Perhaps the greatest danger in the home is fire; not surprisingly, it represents an equal danger in the home ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about creating relationships with our clients. Read our new blog titled Why Hire a Licensed Architect? We understand it is complicated it is to build. Sometimes people dont realize that until they find themselves lost in the confusion of design revisions, zoning regulation and building code, contractors, and so on. A Licensed Architect is the only ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Education, Safety and Training, Permits, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Home Resource Guide, Community, General News Article
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Many of our neighbors to the north and south affected by the California wildfires are in need and in a state of limbo. Here's how you can help: Nonprofits that are seeking donations: American Red CrossCalifornia Community Foundations Wildfire Relief FundCalifornia Fire FoundationCaring ChoicesCommunity Action Agency of Butte CountyEnloe Medical CenterEntertainment Industry FoundationHelp ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Advocacy, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Introducing the North Bay Construction Corps Class of MarinSponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program aims to place twenty 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.We are recruiting students now to take part in Marin's first class cohort beginning in January ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our new REFERRAL PARTNERS! Clayton Fraser, Thompson Builders who referred Steve Stiles, MoonDance Painting (Special thanks to Clayton for pledging his bonus to our wonderful Scholarship Program!)Carmen Gray, Equity Real Estate Solutions who referred Peter Gray, Global Gray MatterSultan Nabkel, Jack London Kitchen & Bath who referred Marci Nava, Framework ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, 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: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    California's New Independent Contractor Test On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732, in which the Court adopted an extremely broad view of workers who will be deemed “employees” as opposed to “independent contractors” for purposes of claims alleging violations of California’s Wage Orders.  This ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    The Marin Builders Association Working for You The Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum have teamed up to offer Marin municipalities a way to help assess and improve the service they provide at the permit counter.  The new Customer Satisfaction Assessment program is designed to help improve the permit process experience and decrease the amount of unpermitted and potentially ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Permits, Community, Economic, General News Article, 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
    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: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide
    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: Tax Liens and Completions, General News Article, 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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