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JUNE 2014


Cinco de Mayo Mixer

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beautiful May afternoon was the perfect setting for the second CATT Mixer of the year. Thanks to Epic AV Automation for generously hosting the two hours of great Mexican food, plenty of drinks, friendly games of poker, networking, proofing of the CATT Guide, a raffle, and more. THANKS ALSO TO OUR MIXER DONORS: Brimer Construction & Plumbing, Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee, In House Builders, Koch Elevator, Liberty Utilities, Mountain Forge, Signature Landscapes, Simpson Strong-Tie, Soil-Tech Environmental, The Office BOSS

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AND TO OUR RAFFLE DONORS: A Step Above, B&W Advertising Specialties, Epic AV Automation, Meridian Concrete, Simpson Strong-Tie, Truckee Tahoe Stone & Tile Cleaning, True Green Roofing Solutions, Waddell & Reed CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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(L–R): Jerry Forsch (Reno Buick GMC Cadillac Isuzu), Lisa Burns (Ward-Young Architecture & Planning), Audrey Smith (True Green Roofing Solutions), Ken Rose (Sierra Radiant)

Cinco de Mayo Mixer Cover A Note from the President 3 News from the Executive Director 3 CATT Calendar 3 The Committee Behind the Dream 3 CATTPAC Recent Endorsements 4 Issues and Local Government Affairs Committee (LGAC) 4

Truckee Building & Safety Division News CATT Board Meetings Training/Education Membership Committee News CATT Website Improvements Q & A for Contractors Classified Ads CATT Stats/Jobs to Bid & Permit #s

(L to R): Lisa Burns (Ward-Young Architecture & Planning), CATT Membership & Event Coordinator Peg Friesen, CATT Membership Chairman Michael Ellis (Reno Truss)

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CATT Calendar


(All meetings at the CATT office unless otherwise noted)


would like to invite you to get involved in CATT. There are two great opportunities available for those who might be interested. The first is to serve as a Board Member. CATT is your organization and your involvement and participation at all levels is very valued. The Board of Directors oversees all of CATT’s activities, finances, personnel, etc., and provides the overall vision for the organization. It is very rewarding experience both professionally and personally. There are five seats available each year. Please contact Mitch Clarin, the Nominating Committee Chairman, if you are interested. The second is the Awards Committee. This Committee reviews and updates the award criteria, award categories, and works with the judges. If you would like to have input in the types of categories (e.g. maybe a new High Tech category) or would like to refine or change some of the criteria of the awards, then I would encourage you to be a part of this committee. Recognition of all of our contractors, their trades and their exceptional work is important. New committee members and their ideas are always welcomed.

Gary Crosswhite, 2014 CATT PRESIDENT

June 2 – Board Meeting June 4 – Mixer Committee Meeting June 4 – Membership Committee Meeting June 11 – Golf Tournament at Gray’s Crossing Golf Course June 16 – Local Government Affairs Committee Meeting June 19 – Website Committee Meeting June 19 – Remodel Committee Meeting

JULY ———————————————— July 2 – Membership Committee Meeting July 4 – Office Closed for Independence Day Holiday July 7 – Board Meeting July 15 – MIXER at Ferguson Enterprises in Truckee July 17 – Remodel Committee Meeting July 21 – Local Government Affairs Committee Meeting

The Committee Behind the Dream


Executive Director


lease join me in welcoming Peg Friesen to the CATT family! Peg is CATT’s new Membership & Event Coordinator. Peg is being trained by her predecessor, Kim Cross. Kim starts UNR in August for her BS in Accounting but will be at CATT on a part time basis as our bookkeeper! Peg is well known throughout the Truckee Tahoe area due to her 13-1/2 years of experience as the sales rep for Charter Media. In 2010, Peg, as the Charter Media contact, helped the CATT Remodel Committee produce a TV commercial promoting remodeling. Peg is also a Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce “Ambassador,” and has held other volunteer positions with Civil Air Patrol and high school sports. I’ll be speaking at Good Morning Truckee on Tuesday, July 8, to give a “Construction Update” covering the last 15 months of remodel and new construction activity in our area. Other speakers that morning include Ephraim Schwartz from O’Dette Mortgage Group and Kane Schaller, President of the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors. Good Morning Truckee (GMT) is a community forum to provide timely and relevant information on a variety of topics and create a networking opportunity. GMT is held on the second Tuesday of every month at Truckee Tahoe Airport from 7–8:30 a.m. Price at the door for Chamber members is $10 per person or for the general public is $12. Price includes a continental breakfast and raffle. GMT is presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with sponsors Tri Counties Bank, The Office BOSS, the Sierra Sun, 101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, the Town of Truckee, and Chef Ron Allen. I am on the GMT speaker committee (we find the monthly speakers) but for the month of July, I am a speaker! My presentation will be posted to the CATT website after the breakfast. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Pat Davison,

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ATT’s dream to have an office building is being led by a CATT committee under the capable leadership of Treasurer Paul Griggs (Griggs Custom Homes) and Board Member Mitch Clarin (Mitchell T. Clarin). The “Truckee Community Building” Committee includes: Doug Gadow (Linchpin Structural Engineering), Mike Nethersole (MD Construction & Consulting), Ted Owens (Owens Consulting Group), Josh Root (Root of Design Electric), Mike Brown (Stoel Rives), Larry Young (Ward-Young Architecture & Planning). Assisting the committee are Barry Lease (Incline Builders), Ken Foster (K.B. Foster Civil Engineering), and Rich Loverde (Loverde Builders). The committee is performing due diligence on a parcel being offered by the owners of the PC3/Joerger Ranch subdivision. The donated parcel of 2.73 acres (Parcel 2) is on the south west side of the Brockway Road/Highway 267 intersection and bounded by Hope Court. Once the PC3 subdivision is approved by the Town of Truckee, the “Truckee Community Building” must be submitted as a stand alone project. This process could take months but the committee is persistent and flexible. Stay tuned for more details as the planning process goes forward.



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CATTPAC Recent Endorsements for the California June 3 Primary CATTPAC, the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Political Action Committee, recently released endorsements for two more positions in Nevada County. Citing her approachability, communication skills, management style, and stewardship of tax dollars, the CATTPAC Board decided to endorse Tina Vernon for Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector even though she is running unopposed. The PAC Board was also impressed by her accessibility and outreach to educate the public on property tax issues. The Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector office has a 98% tax collection rate, which is the highest on record for the County. Jeff Lake, candidate for Nevada County Superior Court, received high marks from the PAC Board for his pro-business advocacy and knowledge of the construction industry. He has extensive experience defending contractors, with one case going all the way to the California Supreme Court. That case, which he won, prevents plaintiffs from suing for speculative damages against contractors. In a prepared statement, CATTPAC said, “The CATTPAC Board believes Mr. Lake is a rare and important find for a county where construction is such an important economic driver.”

CATTPAC Endorsements for the California June 3 Primary: Measure R – Truckee Trails Sales Tax Measure Cliff Newell – Nevada County District Attorney Tina Vernon – Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jeff Lake – Nevada County Superior Court Judge Thanks to these CATT members for their help with the PAC interviews: Mitch Clarin (Mitchell T. Clarin), Jim Easterbrook (Easterbrook Painting), Rich Molsby (Molsby & Bordner, LLP), Mike Rodarte (TNT Materials), Ziggy Vogelsberger (TNT Materials), Mick Horn (The Michael Horn Company) and Tom Watson (Truckee River Associates). About CATTPAC: CATTPAC is sponsored by the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, a regional non-profit trade association. CATTPAC was formed in 2002 as a way for the construction industry to become directly involved in the political process. CATTPAC is governed by a six person Board of Directors. Over the years, CATTPAC activities have included voter registration, co-sponsoring candidate forums, and conducting a variety of candidate interviews at the local and state level. CATTPAC is a California-registered Political Action Committee, ID# 1247901. CONTENT FOR THIS ARTICLE WAS CREATED BY CATT ON BEHALF OF CATTPAC.


Issues and Local Government Affairs Committee (LGAC)


ecent topics of discussion at CATT LGAC meetings have included: PCWA-installed water meter boxes in Martis Camp, Placer County rules about fencing for pools and spas, TRPA Residential Allocations, and changes to Truckee’s solar permitting process and fees. Here are updates on two issues: • STREAMING OF GOVERNMENT MEETINGS: One initiative undertaken by LGAC this year is a request to special districts to implement streaming of board meetings for public information. The CATT letter has been posted to the CATT website ( Several districts have agendized the CATT request for board discussion. • TRPA AFFORDABLE HOUSING: TRPA staff proposed two work programs be approved to increase the supply of affordable housing. The two programs are: evaluate the effects of allowing 2nd units on smaller lots within 1/4 mile of Town centers, and evaluate removing barriers to the conversion of Tourist Accommodation Units (TAUs) into low and moderate income housing. CATT Executive Director Pat Davison reviewed sections of the draft Housing Needs Program Report and commented that while the two programs are fine for a first phase, the second phase should include reviewing moderate income housing policies to remove competition with market rate housing for the limited number of residential allocations. A moderate income household has income


June 16, 4:30 p.m. LGAC Meeting

Community & Developer Options for Affordable Housing Funding In preparation for discussion this summer by the Town Housing Advisory Working Group to eliminate or reduce the employee housing mandate on new commercial development, CATT members will be discussing and taking a position on various


usually more than 80% but less than 120% of the area median income. The estimated 2013 median household income for the Tahoe Region is $51,600. TRPA says that the region contains approximately 22,000 households, 40% of which are low income, 21% are moderate income, and 39% are above moderate income. (Draft Report, pages v, viii, 20, 21)

FUTURE LGAC MEETINGS AND SPEAKERS Upcoming CATT LGAC (Local Government Affairs Committee) meetings and guest speakers—all meetings are 4 p.m. at the CATT office. Any member is welcome to attend. Please contact CATT Executive Director Pat Davison 530550-9999 or if you have any questions. • June 16, 4 to 4:30 p.m. – Truckee Chief Building Official Johnny Goetz & Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Administrative Director Tom Gemma and Facilities Director John Britto • June 16, 4:30 p.m. – Discussion on CATT position re: options for affordable housing funding • July 21 – Nevada County CBO Craig Griesbach and Placer County CBO Tim Wegner • August 18 – Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Board Chair Kim Szczurek community or developer options to fund affordable housing programs. There are a variety of options to look at: parcel charge, franchise fee, business tax, bed tax, sales tax, corkage fee, real estate transfer fee, golf round charge. Members who want to weigh in on this issue should attend the CATT LGAC meeting June 16 or send an email to CATT Executive Director Pat Davison: Any questions, contact Pat 530-550-9999. June 2014


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he Town of Truckee Building Division has changes underway that I feel will be a benefit to the community of Truckee. First, it is with great sadness that one of our inspectors has moved on to work full time for Nevada County. Andreas Theisen has accepted the position of inspector with Nevada County and began working for them in late April. Andreas worked on and off for approximately eight years for the Building Division. His work ethic and the true passion he displayed will be missed. We wish him the best of luck with his future career. With adversity comes opportunity, and the Town of Truckee has taken this resignation as a golden opportunity. We have hired not one but two new inspectors within our Division. We feel that the new inspectors (well, one is not new) will continue to perform at the highest of levels that not only are we committed to, but feel that the community deserves. I would like to welcome Dan West and Denton Earnhardt. Dan returns to the Town of Truckee Building Division after working in the private industry for the past seven years. Dan was an inspector for the Town in the late 2000s and brings to our community over 40 years of construction experience. Dan is married to his wife of 44 years, Cookie. They have two grown children and nine grandchildren to keep them busy. Dan enjoys just about everything and really enjoys just having a good time with friends and family. Denton joins the Building Division with an eagerness to learn and assist in the growth in our industry. Denton has previously worked for Mountain Home Center in Truckee and has learned some of the industry trades by performing the field installation work for the past seven years, as well as his time spent in the U.S. Navy. Denton is married to his wife of six years, Chrissy (who has been a Town employee since 2007), and they have a two-year-old rock star daughter, Danika. When Denton has free time, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and his true passion: sailing. These two new employees are a great addition to an already incredible staff. Kim Dalbol, my ace in the hole, is still churning out plan checks at a rate that is unmatched by any other in our industry. Pacita Ravey—what would I do without her? Pacita knows everything there is to know


about the permit process and her customer service is second to none. Justin Anderson is a real “go-getter” who brings an array of knowledge to our department. Justin’s duties have shifted from more planning to more building, and we are lucky to have such a motivated employee within our Division. Laura Dabe, who is as valuable as they come, can do everything from planning to permits, which includes a variety of duties from large to small. Laura does anything that is asked of her from all departments. I am especially grateful for her commitment to building and all the time she has spent archiving old county permits, the new software research (coming early 2015), and without a doubt the amount of time she spends correcting and reviewing my grammatical errors in the documents that I need assistance with. It would not be right to not mention our leader, John McLaughlin. John’s expertise in all facets of Planning & Development are truly amazing! His leadership skills provide our division with a resource that is not only relied on, but someone we can learn from day to day. All of these employees are incredible in what they do, committed to the Town of Truckee citizens, and make my job, day to day, fun and memorable. For more information, please contact me at 530-5822905 or Johnny Goetz, CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL

Monday, July 7, 5:00 PM Monday, August 4, 5:00 PM CATT Office, 12313 Soaring Way, Suite 1G, Truckee Call the office 530-550-9999 for details or to get the agenda


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Training/Education /////////////////////////// FREE Seminar on mPower Financing for Tahoe Residential Projects Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Truckee Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee

Learn how your clients in Placer County can tap into a simple financing program to pay for new windows, doors, insulation, roof, woodstove, HVAC, solar systems, and other energy efficiency retrofits. The financing could cover design, drafting, engineering, permit and inspection fees, labor, and materials. Get your questions answered and take away handout materials to give your clients. Contact mPower Placer (a County program) for more information: or 877396-7693.

OSHA 10 Hour Re-Certification Class Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN) 5484 Reno Corporate Drive, Reno

A Nevada law passed in 2009 requires OSHA 10 hour training for Nevada jobsite employees. Nevada construction workers who received an OSHA card in 2009 are required to re-certify in 2014. Register now—don’t wait until classes are too full to accommodate your key personnel. Cost: $50 per person. Bring your unexpired OSHA card, ID, and lunch to the class. Snacks are provided. Register by contacting Teri Scharosch at BANN 775-3294611 or

FREE 2013 Title 24 Commercial Lighting Standards & Your Business Seminar (or webinar) Wednesday June 18, 2014, Noon Truckee Donner Public Utility District Office 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

The new California Building Energy Efficiency Standards are set to go into effect on

July 1, 2014. Changes to the lighting requirements will make commercial buildings 30% more efficient than the 2008 standards. Learn about the requirements and major updates to the lighting code; discover how changes will impact your business; and find out how to participate in the Truckee Donner PUD’s Commercial Incentive Program. Presenter(s): Gary Flamm, Gary R. Flamm Energy and Trisha Ruby, TDPUD Conservation Administrator. Moderator: Erin McCollum, EGIA. Contact Trisha Ruby for more details 530-582-3963 or

FREE 2013 Title 24 Builder Energy Code Training Friday, July 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. North State BIA office, 1536 Eureka Road, Roseville

This 4 hour training focuses on the most comprehensive and cost-effective ways to bring a home up to and above CA Energy Code requirements. Title 24 changes will go into effect July 1, 2014. Topics to be covered: performance and prescriptive compliance methods, framing and fenestration requirements, cool roofs and radiant barriers, HVAC testing, CalGreen, mandatory measures, compliance documentation, ASHRAE standard 62.2, and HERS inspections and registry. This training is sponsored by PG&E but not limited to contractors and professionals in PG&E territory. Online Registration only: page.aspx?ek=0037-0014-2bc2e88210854c3e81315bcbb243bf23

FREE Air Tightness & Moisture Management Workshop Thursday, August 21, 2014, Noon to 2:00 p.m. Lunch included. CATT office, 12313 Soaring Way, Suite 1G, Truckee

This “air sealing” workshop is sponsored by new CATT member SIGA. Achieve long-term building value by correct and reliable sealing. Generate more projects as a certified expert in air sealing. Update your expert knowledge to the latest state of technology. RSVP to CATT Office Manager Amanda Bullard by phone 530-5509999 or email:

Membership Committee News Did You Know?


ou can receive $50 next year by simply referring a new member to join CATT! Refer two new members and get $100 next year. Refer three new members and get $150. It’s so easy to get some cash in hand! Contact Peg at CATT for more information or for membership materials to give to your prospects, 530-550-9999 or Congratulations to the following members that referred new members in 2013 and will be receiving a check in the mail shortly. Thank you for your support! Truckee River Associates, Inc., Tom Watson Griggs Custom Homes, Inc., Paul Griggs Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co., Andrew Cross Root of Design Electric, Josh Root Sierra Sun / North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Michelle Geary Linchpin Structural Engineering, Doug Gadow Genesis Builders, Inc., Bob Archer Pacwood, Kim English MHD Studio Design & Construction, Michael Bernard Mitchell T. Clarin, Mitch Clarin Brimer Construction & Plumbing, Jamie Brimer Martis Valley Builders, Tim Gilbert Lamperti Construction, Inc., Scott Peterson Blacktop Paving, Ray Devre Truckee Tahoe Stone & Tile Cleaning, Gerald Wallace


Precision Flooring Solutions, Inc., John Wolfe Dennis L. Schlumpf & Associates, Inc., Dennis Schlumpf Just Imagine Marketing & Design, Kathy Hess Red Horse Fenestration, Inc., Dan Mullins Caseywood, Dave Rhoden Interior Design by Julie Johnson-Holland, Julie Johnson-Holland Surface Protection Services, Sonja Woodburn Forshee Construction, Michael Forshee Barter Construction, Quentin Barter Lake Tahoe Designs, Gordy Cross Reno Truss, Michael Ellis Simpson Strong-Tie, Ryan Swenson Meridian Concrete, Inc., Gary Crosswhite Heller Construction, Inc., Patty Heller NSM Corporation, Mark Neave

Lucky Winners of the iPad Minis New member Tim Critz (Grateful Gardens Landscaping & Snow Services) along with referring member Amy Maran (Ward-Young Architecture & Planning) won the iPad minis given away as part of another membership incentive program. The drawing was held at the May 1 mixer. June 2014


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This Mixer was organized by the CATT Mixer Committee—Members helping members! Mixer Chairman Michael Ellis (Reno Truss), Vice Chair Ryan Swenson (Simpson Strong-Tie), Committee Members Norin Mack (Ferguson Enterprises), Scott Ruzich and Amy Trumbull (Epic AV Automation), Julie Johnson-Holland (Interior Design by Julie Johnson-Holland), Stephanie Kiser (BMD, Inc.), Audrey Smith (True Green Roofing), Gary Crosswhite (Meridian Concrete), Lisa Burns (Ward-Young Architecture & Planning), and John Manocchio (Waddell and Reed).

Mixer Host Scott Ruzich, owner of Epic AV Automation (L–R): C.A.T.T. Community Project Board Member Scott Peterson (Lamperti Construction) and CATTPAC Board Member Jim Easterbrook (Easterbrook Painting)

CATT Website Improvements Benefit All Members Attention CATT members!

Did you know CATT’s website and CATT member listings come up on Page One on a Google search for Contractors in Tahoe? CATT’s website has an average 165 visitors per day! We provide property owners and construction professionals with a solid foundation via our website to find qualified and trustworthy construction related professionals and material suppliers in the Truckee Tahoe area. The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe is constantly improving members’ exposure on the internet via the CATT website. The latest improvements are a free company bio and meta tag description for each member. Your company bio (300 words) is shown on the CATT website under your company’s listing. The meta tag description is picked up by search engines. It is 20 words describing your company and is listed in the background of the website—not seen by users. Whether you have a website or not, being a member helps you stand out on the crowded internet. You can display your logo and a photo of your work for $35/year. These items are shown on your listing page and when the logo is clicked, it links directly to your webpage. Members that do not have a website can really benefit by not having to pay and maintain their own website but yet have a good presence on Google search.


Having a good internet presence is critical in this day and age. Any professional construction related business needs to have every aspect of marketing covered to ensure constant work for you, your employees, and your business. You might already know there are other websites that list General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Material Suppliers or Construction Related Professionals. However, property owners are more likely to visit and use construction professionals that are screened and backed by a nonprofit trade association like CATT. You as a member of CATT should take advantage of the CATT website and keep your company information current and up to date, helping your potential clients find you easily. Make sure to contact Website Manager Amanda Bullard at 530-550-9999 or to get your company bio and meta tag description posted on the CATT website. Thank you to the CATT Website Committee for continually keeping the CATT website up to date: Chairman John Manocchio (Waddell & Reed, Inc.), Committee Members: Ryan Swenson (Simpson Strong-Tie), Rick Venturini (EZ3D Living), Ken Foster (K.B. Foster Civil Engineering, Inc.), Curtis Niccum (Niccum Designs), Alex Yu (MiTek), Tyler Schwab (B&W Wholesale), and Hillary Talbot (Architect Mason Kirby). June 2014


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Q&A for Contractors A: Once your license is expired you have five years to renew before you need

By Shauna Krause, president, Capitol Services, Inc.


ou may not use it now, plan to keep it in its current form; add to or subtract from it, but your contractor’s license is golden, and the result of hard work and study. These contractors illustrate how changes in life and business can affect your licensing…

Q: I recently started working for a new company and they would like me to add my license HVAC (“C-20”) to their existing General Building (“B”) license. How will this affect my own personal license? Will I be required to disassociate from my license? I am the only Officer of my corporation. A: If you have no ownership in the new company that you work for then you will be required to inactivate your own Corporate license. Since you are the only Officer listed on the license if you disassociated from the license there would be no one left with signing authority. Which means if you wanted to reactivate it at some point in the future you would need to “jump through a few hoops” first. My recommendation would be to inactivate the license instead of disassociating. Q: I was previously a contractor in the State of California but about a year and a half ago I moved out of state. I noticed that my contractor’s license is currently expired, which is no big deal because I don’t plan to use it anytime soon. However, I do have family in California and there’s a possibility that I may move back at some point. Will I be able to just renew my license at that time? I don’t really want to pay fees for something that I’m not using…

CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE “Rack It” lumber rack, fits a full size truck bed. Good condition. $195. For more information contact Rich Molsby at MOBO Law 530-214-8700. $ MONEY TO LEND Great rates, small amounts available for your clients’ remodels or additions, bridge loans, your autos, tools, etc. Contact Mitch 530-308-9124 or FOR SALE Barn wood circular sawn Hickory, 6x6, 8x8. Doug Fir 1x4, 6, 8, 10, 12; 2x4, 6, 8, 10, 12; 3x10, 11x11. 5 bd. ft. with free delivery anywhere in the Basin. Live Edge Slabs, huge pieces Walnut, Elm, Oak. 10–30 bd. ft. Call Alex at Finishing Touch Carpentry for more details 530-362-6700. FOR SALE Fully improved residential building lots on Timberline View Court/Mt. Rose Highway, Reno NV: APN 04907049 @ 7.34 acres, MLS# 120002275, $345,000 and APN 04907047 @ 1.90 acres, MLS# 120002276, currently $119,000. Seller may carry & subordinate—terms negotiable. Best views in Reno. Call Rick Dyess at 775-742-4609 or email rick@sierraheritage. com. FOR RENT Gradall. 45 ft. reach with truss boom and 1 yard bucket. Great for backfill. For questions and rental price, please call Jude at 530-567-5150. FOR SALE #1 5/8” x 24” all heart Redwood taper-sawn shakes. Random width. 5 BND = SQ@10” exp. 239 BND available. $43.34 cost per BND + tax. Call Jim at Washoe Building Supply 775-691-9633. FOR SALE Redwood siding. Square edged redwood siding available in 4”, 6”, 8”, 10”, or 12” widths and lengths up to 20 feet for $7–9/board foot. This full 1” thick recycled green building material is resawn from salvaged oldgrowth redwood logs. Contact Pam at or 530-587-3700.


to apply for a new license and re-take the exams. As long as you are within a 5-year window, you can renew without needing to take the exams again. Q: I’ve had an Arizona electrical license for 20 years. When I applied for a Nevada license I was required to still take the trade exam because they didn’t recognize the electrical trade as a reciprocal classification. Is California the same way? I’d like to get my license there but would love to avoid taking the exams. A: Nevada has determined that the electrical trade is not reciprocal, however it is reciprocal between California and Arizona. So as long as you’ve been licensed for five out of the last seven years in Arizona, you will be able to waive the trade exam in California. The Law exam is still required. Q: We currently have a Joint Venture license with a General Engineering (“A”) classification. One of our new employees recently added the “B” license to our company’s corporate license, which is one of the entities that makes up the Joint Venture (JV). Can we add that classification to our JV license or are we required to apply for a brand new license? A: You can add the General Building or “B” classification to the Joint Venture license. There are certain requirements that must be met for the application paperwork so please contact Capitol Services for assistance with the process. While knowledge is power, knowing where to go for the answers is half the battle. Get expert assistance immediately when you call 866-443-0657, email, or write us at Capitol Services, Inc., 1225 8th St., Ste. 580, Sacramento, CA 95814. Research past columns at

Thank you to these donors for their generous support of the CATT Remodeling Campaign:

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CATT’s MISSION: To promote a positive business environment for the building and housing industry and enhance opportunities for its members and the community


CATT Stats


Gary Crosswhite, President Meridian Concrete, Inc. Barry Lease, Vice-President Incline Builders, Inc. Josh Root, Secretary Root of Design Electric Paul Griggs, Treasurer Griggs Custom Homes Michael Forshee, Past President Forshee Construction

« Gordon Cross (Lake Tahoe Designs) wearing his CATT t-shirt at Thompson Pass, Valdez, Alaska


Mitch Clarin, Mitchell T. Clarin Andrew Cross, Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. Ken Foster, K.B. Foster Civil Engineering Doug Gadow, Linchpin Structural Engineering Greg Haupert, Sierra Integrated Systems Rich Loverde, Loverde Builders Mike Nethersole, M.D. Construction & Consulting Larry Orlando, Orlando Enterprises Tahoe Ted Reviglio, Western Nevada Supply Ryan Swenson, Simpson Strong-Tie


Pat Davison, Executive Director Peg Friesen, Membership & Event Coordinator Amanda Bullard, Office Manager

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CATT Jobs to Bid & Permit #s

General Contractors 74 Sub-Contractors 99 Associates/Suppliers 69 Professionals 84 Organizations 7 Total 333

CATT Jobs to Bid Sent Out in April/YTD Total:

Building Permit #s Issued in April/YTD Total:

Private 11/26 Public Works 0/6

Truckee New Single Family Residential 15/23 Eastern Placer County New Single Family Residential 7/9