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    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: Member News, Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News
    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: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Safety, Community, Cornerstone Partner News
    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: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    June 15, 2022 In an opinion that should be a warning to all licensed contractors in California, the Court of Appeal held that licensed contractors cannot collect payment from project owners for unlicensed subcontractor work under California Business and Professions Code § 7031(a). (Kim v. TWA Construction, Inc. (2022) 78 Cal.App.5th 808.) Until the California Supreme Court or the Legislature ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Builders Corner, Member News
    Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    Objective: To assure that employees understand the importance of safe following distances and how to maintain a safe distance. In the rush and anxiety of everyday driving, following distance is often sacrificed for getting somewhere faster. However, when you do not allow enough following distance, you not only put yourself at risk, you fail to save time and may cause further slowing of ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    "Behavior Based Safety" (BBS) can have positive results when done correctly. In a successful BBS approach, everyone must be on the same page regarding the safe behaviors for all hazards present.To assure everyone is truly aware of the hazards and respective controls for each task, a simple process can be employed - Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs).JHAs provide a simple outline of the Critical Behaviors ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, 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: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    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: Press Release, Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Community, Member News
    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: Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Community, Green Building - Sustainability, Member News
    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: Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Community
    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: Community, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Member News
    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: Press Release, Community, Construction Education & Training, 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: Builders Corner, Member News, Community, Press Release
    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: Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Community, Member News
    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
    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: Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Community, Member News
    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: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release
    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: Builders Corner, Community, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    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
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