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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Hand tools help us with many tasks and have become a part of our everyday lives. As a result, the hazards associated with hand tool use are often ignored. Most hand tool accidents are preventable if best safety practices are followed. Protect yourself with the following basic safety practices when using hand tools, including screwdrivers. The ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
Sunday, January 14, 2018
By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   You can ‘share’ almost anything on social media, but contractor’s licenses are not one of those things. I remind a frazzled contractor why it’s important to keep your ‘snail-mail’ address up to ‘speed’ with the Contractor’s Board. And we wrap with how a ‘name’ gives direction, and just because others are jumping off the cliff doesn’t make it ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
Monday, January 08, 2018
Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency It is easy to underestimate the dangerous potential of electricity because its use is so common. However, electricity can cause burns, shocks, and electrocution. These hazards must be considered when working with equipment powered by electricity, working with electrical systems, or repairing broken energized equipment.Here's a link to download the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
Monday, January 08, 2018
Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are very enthusiastic about Sustainable, Green, Low-Carbon Living. The field of architecture has a major responsibility when it comes to climate change. In 2014 the U.S. emitted around 16.2 metric tons of carbon per capita. That's about 35,375 pounds of carbon per person. Needless to say, we have contributed significantly to global warming. And despite being ...read more
Categories: Community, Education and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Papers/Research
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Incentives Created for Second Dwelling Units Through 2018, upwards of $1,500 in fees waived for certain in-home rentalsSan Rafael, CA – With Marin County experiencing a severe housing crisis, especially for affordable homes for lower income residents, the County of Marin is encouraging the creation of room rentals within existing residences. The Marin County Board of Supervisors recently voted ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Impossible no. You can do that, but it won’t be easy! Oh, say can you “C”? How about letting a buddy use your license? Answers are the reason you ask and we share them here so contractors learn from the issues of others…   Q:  I had a Sole Owner license that expired back in 2007.  Since then, I have been listed on my company’s license ...read more
Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
By Keri Brenner, Marin Independent Journal / Posted: 12/26/17 San Rafael officials are breathing easier this week after the winning bid for the city’s $36.7 million public safety building came in under budget. The City Council voted 5-0 last week to approve a contract with Richmond-based Alten Construction Co. — the same company building the city’s two new fire stations — for the low bid, $34.97 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Marin Independent Journal Editorial, Editorial Board Posted: 12/20/17 The Marin Economic Forum was formed in 2010 to create a public/private partnership that makes a strong local economy a community priority. The goal was to make sure economic factors were not overlooked in the public decision-making process across Marin. For instance, while a lot of political attention is devoted to traffic ...read more
Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Economic, Papers/Research
Monday, December 18, 2017
E.F. Brett and Company, Inc. is requesting bids from ALL subcontractors, suppliers & truckers including DVBE subcontractors, suppliers and truckers for the following project: George Washington High School Expansion of Auto Shop SFUSD Project No. 11857 San Francisco, CA Owner: San Francisco Unified School District BID DATE: December 22, 2017 – 2:00 pm Scope: Aluminum windows, doors, frames ...read more
Categories: Project Bid Requests
Thursday, December 14, 2017
NEWS FLASH: We are discontinuing the small household wares operation and shutting down our upstairs shop. We need to clear out all remaining merchandise urgently! This is your opportunity to support ReUse while saving a bundle. Consider unusual UpCycled or vintage holiday gifts and décor this year. Most fixtures are for sale. Artists come stock up on mixed media. We have a lot of shelving, ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release
Friday, December 01, 2017
The 2018 Cornerstone program is just around the corner! This is the only industry program that provides all of these exclusive benefits, all year long:Unbeatable Discounts +Premium Event Tickets +Company Name Recognition +Use of Marin Event Facility +Exclusive Leadership Outings +Critical Support of our Advocacy Efforts +Business Exposure, Marketing and much More... Click to View Levels ...read more
Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, Fun Facts, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
Thursday, November 30, 2017
NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2018Like clockwork, each fall season in our beautiful state of California brings with it a flurry of legislative activity where Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature typically enact numerous laws that make being an employer in California a little harder and more complicated.  The fall of 2017 proved to be no exception.  California employment law ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Education and Training, Human Interest
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: Cornerstone Partner News, Education and Training, General News Article, Marin Home Resource Guide, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
In accordance with the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting (CUPCCA) procedure, various public entities are soliciting vendor submissions to pre-qualify contractors for upcoming public works projects within the CUPCCA limits. All interested licensed contractors are invited to submit the necessary forms for inclusion on the list of qualified bidders for informal bidding for all ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Project Bid Requests
Thursday, October 05, 2017
This program was adopted by the board of directors as part of the 2017 Business Plan and has been the focus of our recent advocacy efforts. The vision is a program that will help simplify and improve the permitting process for contractors, businesses and homeowners as well as many of the forward looking building and planning departments across Marin. We recently accomplished one of our major ...read more
Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The program will help simplify and improve the permitting process for contractors, businesses and homeowners as well as many of the forward looking building and planning departments across Marin. We recently accomplished another one of our major action items in the Permit Simplicity business plan: Conducted a Survey on Customer Satisfaction at Local Planning and Building Departments  - We had ...read more
Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Builders Association NEWS
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue administrative Stop Work ...read more
Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and McLennonlaw.com
Categories: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, 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: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS
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