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Insuring The Insurer December 2013 Volume XXI • Number VIII

Celebrating 20 Years with the CCCA!

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Join the CCCA for our annual

H Oliday L uncheon P arty CCCA to honor chosen charitable organizations while celebrating the season Bingo-Style this Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Thursday December 5, 2013 At

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Your Central Coast Claims Association Board of Directors 2013 Officers

President

Bob Tucknott

Tucknott Electric Co. (925) 931-0800

VICE President Tammy Cothran AAA

tammy.cothran@goaaa.com

tucknottel@aol.com

Secretary

Treasurer

PW Stephens Environmental (510) 896-9065 jackiem@pwsei.com

Casualty Adjusters Guide (408) 782-5998

Jackie Mezeul

Shelly Lefore

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Past President Denise Garcia Polygon (408) 483-7370

denise.garcia @polygongroup.com

2013 Board of Directors Steve Churchill Koning & Associates

Charitable Committee

Rob Meyers

Bryan Harrison

Environmental Remedies Association News Network, Inc.

Speaker Chair

Charitable Committee

Liza Andrade

Kim MacFarlane

FRSTeam

PW Stephens Environmental, Inc.

Membership Chair

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Quick Turn-Around For Annual Holiday Party December 5th www.CentralCoastClaims.org

December message from 2013 CCCA President Bob Tucknott

Insuring The Insurer

The Central Coast Claims Association is on the move. We had 30 people in attendance today at our new trial venue for lunch, Massimos Italian Restaurant, in Fremont. Everyone seemed to enjoy the event, and the faire. We had a great presentation from John Riera from American Air Testing Incorporated on indoor contamination claims. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his presentation and we learned a lot. Our next event is a quick turn-around, this Thursday, December 5, 2013, back at Massimo’s. Please plan now to attend. This is our holiday party, so should be lots of fun. It is not our normal third Thursday of the month because of closeness to Christmas and other Holiday events. We will continue with what has become our tradition - Bingo! There will be appropriate prizes, hopefully you will bring raffle gifts to give away, and we will be giving toys to tots so please bring an unwrapped gift for a child and the Marine Corps will be there to take them away and distribute them. I had a great year as your President, the Claims Association is growing, on the move and good things are looking ahead with our new President Joanne Dean. Have a wonderful Holiday Season for you and your family. Sincerely, Your President 2013,

December 2013 Volume XXI . Number VIIi

Inside this issue

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2013 CCCA Officers & Board of Directors December President’s Message CCCA Upcoming Events Riera on Indoor Air Contamination Claims at November CCCA CCCA 2014 Officers Elected

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Robert A. Tucknott 2013 CCCA President Tucknott Electric Company 925-931-0800 • tucknottel@aol.com

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CCCA

2013-’14

Calendar of Events Join the CCCA for our annual

Luncheon Meetings at:

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HOliday Party

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Thurs., January 16, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Start the new year off right! Plan now to attend the first luncheon meeting of 2014, as the CCCA gears up for a year of growth and new commitment.

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Central Coast Claims Association News Network • December 2103

Indoor Contamination Claims Revealed at November CCCA

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By Bryan Harrison

Longtime indoor air contaminants experts John Riera, of American Air Testing provided an indepth examination of the various elements at the November 21, 2013 CCCA luncheon meeting. Longtime indoor air contaminants experts John Riera, of American Air Testing provided an indepth examination of the various elements at the November 21, 2013 CCCA luncheon meeting. Riera, who carries a veritable laundry CCCA Pres. Bob Tucknott lists of certifications after his name (CIE, welcomed the November crowd. CMRS, CMC, CAC, LAI), started his business some twelve years ago, in his home town of San Francisco. His firm now has reportedly performed more than 6,500 documented indoor air quality inspections throughout the Bay Area. He managed to work through what could easily be considered notfor-mealtime subject matter with no signs of queasiness from the crowd. He discussed five arCCCA Speaker Chair, Rob Meyer, presents a thank eas of work his company you gift card to November guest speaker John Riera. performs, stating that he works with the FBI on fungi, invisible toxins, and such. The majority of his work, he said, comes from fire and water damage, and sewage. He talked about the importance of getting to a claim site quickly, stating “fish & insurance claims start to smell after 30 days”. Claims that take longer to identify, test, and remediate as necessary, he added, usually end up in court. The best thing one can do, he said, is “listen to clients’ needs”. He also explained the need for an independent testing company, saying “abatement companies are technically not supposed to do any testing”. Mr. Riera expressed the importance of adhering to the IICRC s520 standard guidelines, and showed some tools used in his work, including a Zefon air sample trapping device, and an Anderson Impactor. He talked about asbestos, and sewage/bacteria, commenting the the latter: “if you can smell it you’ve got a problem”. Technology has shifted this incontinued back page

2014 Officers Elected at November Luncheon The election of 2014 CCCA officers was held at the start of the November 21, 2013 luncheon meeting. Nominations Committee Chair, Bryan Harrison, presented a proposed slate of officers, offered up nominations from the floor, and moved to close nominations, seconded by President Tucknott, who then called for a show of hands. The unanimous election for your 2014 board is as follows: President: JoAnn Dean, SRI Environmental Vice President: Tammy Cothran, AAA Secretary: Jackie Mezeul: PW Stephens Environmental, Inc. Treasurer: Shelly Lefore, Casualty Adjusters’ Guide of N. CA Imm. Past President: Bob Tucknott, Tucknott Electric Co. Congratulations to all, and thank you for your service to the organization. We look forward to a year of growth and development for the CCCA in 2014.

L-R: CCCA Treasurer Shelly Lefore; 2013 President Bob Tucknott; Secretary Jackie Mezeul; incoming 2014 President JoAnn Dean; and Speaker Committee Chair Rob Meyer at the November luncheon.


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Riera at November CCCA Continued from page 5

dustry, as so many others. Where not long ago, the standard testing method took a long time for just one sample, it’s now easy to take 30-40 samples quickly with a Gamma radiation gun. He advised, generally, to change water pipes from lead to copper. “Breathing - we take 20,000 breaths/day, he stated.” The turnout for the first luncheon meeting at Massimo’s surpassed expectations, with some 30 people gathering for the tasty buffet italian lunch. All are encouraged to secure their spot for the Holiday Luncheon Party this Thursday, December 5th. Go to: www.CentralCoastClaims.org to purchase, or contact CCCA Secretary, Jackie Mezeul, at: 510-896-9065, or jackiem@pwsei.com . Congratulations to November meeting 50/50 raffle winner, Rob Meyer!


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