Jim Schalich has been selected by the Marin Builders Association as the 2020 recipient of the Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award. The award was established in 2019 in honor of the late Peter Arrigoni who was General Manager of the Marin Builders Association from 1977 to 2003 and served on the Marin County Board of Supervisors from 1968 to 1976. The award recognizes an individual for excellence in industry leadership and community involvement. Awardees are considered based on their dedication to industry, commitment to education, and their support of the Marin Builders Association.
Jim is Principal and co-founder of Schalich Brothers Construction. Schalich Brothers Construction was founded in Marin County in 1980. They specialize in new custom home construction and remodels in both the residential and small commercial sectors in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma Counties. They are family owned with long time employees, reliable sub-contractors and look forward to constructing great buildings for another 40 years.
Jim is being recognized for his unwavering support of the Marin Builders Association through both smooth and challenging times. During his time as president, Jim led the Board through a leadership transition by helping to recruit, train, and introduce a new association CEO. Under Jim’s leadership the Marin Builders Association saw double digit-event attendance growth, the introduction of new benefit programs, and year-over-year membership expansion. His leadership brings with it a sense of welcome belonging toward his fellow members and directors, regardless if they are long-time members or new to the association.
Schalich Brothers joined the association in 1981 and Jim first joined the Board of Directors in 2007. He was elected as Vice President in 2012 and served as President of the Board in 2013-2014. He has assisted with all the Marin Builders Association committees including Public Relations, Finance, Construction Education Advisory, Insurance, and the Builders Association Political Action Committee. He has attended countless events including member mornings, networking events, educational seminars, hiring fairs, board retreats, golf tournaments, mixers, crab fests, and scholarship awards. For over 13 years, Jim has directly supported the association and the industry, regardless of the event, program, or initiative. He also helped remodel the Marin Builders Association offices in San Rafael.
Jim is dedicated to the Marin Builders Association’s ongoing support of education in Marin. He has served on the Construction Education Advisory Committee since it relaunched in 2015. Under his watch, the scholarship fund awarded nearly $30,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in Marin. Since 1978 the Marin Builders Association has awarded nearly one million dollars in scholarships to deserving high school seniors.
“I think Pete Arrigoni would be proud to know that Jim is being recognized in his honor. We are privileged Jim has chosen to dedicate so much time, energy, and positivity to grow and improve our association, our members, and our community” added Rick Wells, Marin Builders Association CEO.
Jim Schalich said, “I am truly humbled to be recognized by a group of people so loyal to our industry and our community. It has been an inspiring, rewarding, and fun journey with an amazing group of dedicated leaders.”
The Marin Builders Association is honored to present the 2020 Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award to Jim Schalich of Schalich Brothers Construction.