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October 2011

Volume 19 Number X

What Makes Our Association Different? pg. 2 / Thank you, Goodbye & Good Luck pg.4

Executive Officer Mike Crowley Retires

The Master Builders Association thanks Crowley for ten years of service and hard work.


ike Crowley, Executive Officer for the Master Builders Association of Pierce County since 2001, announced his retirement effective October 1st, 2011. Former Tacoma Mayor and Council Member, and former downtown Tacoma retail businessman, Crowley is a longtime contributor to Tacoma’s political and economic arenas. Crowley sat on the Tacoma City Council from 1993 to 2001, finishing his time in elected office as Mayor following the departure of Brian Ebersol. He was hired on as Executive Officer for the MBA in late 2001. Since then his leadership has helped the Association navigate through many different economic climates for the past ten years. With Crowley’s guidance, the Association has received numerous national awards, created new programs, and developed connections that benefitted the MBA with local government. Crowley’s last day was September 30th and he will be missed! MBA’s Board of Directors named Tiffany Speir as the new Executive Officer beginning October 1st. Learn more about Tiffany in our November issue.

“Mike’s honesty, integrity and high character level are second to none. I consider it an honor to know Mike and to have worked with him during his ten years with the MBA. The MBA has been very fortunate to have had Mike as its Executive Officer. He will be truly missed.” - Bob Coyne “Mike’s sense of humor is what I like the most. No matter what the topic; no matter how much he was harassed he always has a smile on his face, he could take a joke as much as he could give one. I will miss our banter but mostly I will miss Mike. Good Luck and best wishes in your retirement.” – Susie Nelson

From top:Crowley’s retirement party September 30th, Crowley & member Wayne Mangan at golf tournament, Crowley 2001 to 2011 as Executive Officer.

Consider Installing Locked Cabinets in Homes pg. 6 / Remodelers Need Green Education pg. 9 / Spike Potpourri pg. 10 / Introducing Our Newest Member Benefit Program pg. 11


What Makes Our Association Different? Rick Hjelm, Phase II General Contractor, Inc.


or years I have attended the Building Industry Association of Washington Board Meetings as a representative for the Master Builders Association. Over and over people ask me the same questions. What are you guys doing over there and how does our association do the same? The truth is, as an Association and its members are pretty committed to working together to achieve goals. This unity has gotten us through the past few years and will continue us on a strong path for the future. A great example of how our members can come together was our first Annual Chili Cook-Off held September 18. Our Board of Directors and Strategic Plan was looking for a low-cost, high impact incentive for members to learn more about our member benefit partners. After a lot of brainstorming, we emerged with a very successful and fun event.

Creativity Booth/Decor Winner: Cowboy Up! Kent Arola, Ernie Dittman & Joe Zehnder. Special Guest Mrs. Washington 2011 Lisa Bluhm

This event could not have been done without the help of our Committee and Council members who volunteered to make the chili and take the opportunity to promote themselves, and the hard work of Committee Chair Cathi Mahan. I would also like to thank the evening’s drink sponsor AAA Kartak Glass & Closet Corp. Thank you to our Committees and Councils for participating: Hot Red Exec’s – Executive Committee Methane Momma’s –TRC Committee RC Islanders – Remodelors™ Council Das PR Kommittee – PR Committee Darren’s DPC Diablo’s – Design Professionals Council Cowboy Up – Membership Committee/Spike Club Regulatory Rowdies – Legislative Strategy Committee/Affordable Housing Council There were also many Benefit Partners in attendance. Please take a look at their discounts, programs and rebates in Joe Zehnder’s article this month or by logging onto

A Century of Performance + Integrity 253.752.7000 fax 253.759.7567


So many members put time into creating this successful event. It’s not something you see at every association. The energy in the room was exciting, and it was one of our best attended events of the entire year. I encourage you to attend our next meeting on October 18th at the Varsity Grill. The PR Committee will be holding an Oktoberfest networking event, with games and prizes. RSVP today!

Best Tasting- Das PR Kommittee Kasey Petersen & Linda and Gary Patterson

Board of Directors

Executive Committee Rick Hjelm, CGR/CR President Joe Maxwell Duke York Vice President Secretary Vice President Treasurer Gary Pedersen Sue Zimmerman Immediate Past President 2nd Vice President

Team/Spirit- Darren’s DPC Diablo’s Darren Dickerson, Billi Jo Hyland, Tim Reding, Stephanie Stead & Justin Souers & Valerie Zorn

Local Directors Sean Comfort, Carolin Fast, Ron Hendrickson, Joe Maxwell, Cathi Mahan, Bob McClellan, Steve Novotny, Gary Patterson, Steve Shattuck CGR/CAPS, Kurt Wilson, Tim Yokes, Duke York CGR/CAPS, Joe Zehnder State Directors Kent Arola, Josh Dunn, Mike Fast CGR, Dan Garber, Steve Garitone, Dave Graff, Rick Hjelm CGR, Carrie Litowitz, Susie Nelson, Matt Rock, Laureen Skrivan, Rick Yorkk

Lifetime Directors Dan Abercrombie, Al Berger, Terry Brink, Rick Brunaugh, Robert Camp, Bud Crest, Sean Comfort, Bob Coyne, Ray Dally, Bob Denomy, Jeff Edwards, Mike Fast, CGR, Lyle Fox, Steve Garitone, Dave Graff, Buzz Grant, Glen Graham, Harold Hansen, Dave Hendrickson, Clem Johnson, Rebecca Jones, David Kelly, David Litowitz, Todd Lord, Bob Lund, Ann McLaren, Bob Mickey, John Miller, Merrit Nelson, Susie Nelson, Les Rhea, William Schuur, Jr., John Slott, Pat Steffan, William Triquart, Doug Vieselmeyer, Dick Wegner, Rick Yorkk, Jim Yurina, Joe Zelazny

Lifetime State Directors National Directors Robert Camp, Don Cash, Lyle Bob Camp, Mike Fast CGR, Fox, Steve Garitone, John Slott Lyle Fox, Carrie Litowitz, Tom O’Connor Lifetime National Directors Robert Camp, Ray Dally, Mike Fast, CGR, Lyle Fox, Jim Yurina MBA Staff

Regulatory Rowdies served up three chili dishes in their area including a bacon chili

Tiffany Speir- ext. 104 Executive Officer Kawehi Papalimu, CGA, CGP- ext. 105 Kim Taylor- ext. 103 Events & Education Director Member Benefits Director Shawn Hoey- ext. 101 Laura Haworth- ext. 102 Communications/Marketing Manager Government Affairs Manager

Official Publication of: Master Builders Association of Pierce County 1120 Pacific Ave., Ste. 301, Tacoma, WA 98402 Phone: (253) 272-2112 Fax: (253) 383-1047 MBA Mission Statement The Master Builders Association of Pierce County is an organization consisting of home building professionals and related service providers. We promote the interests of the home building industry through membership involvement, legislative action, networking and education while striving to maintain the highest ethical standards. Volume 19, Number 10, Dimensions is published 12 times per year: monthly in Jan., Feb., March, April, May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec. by the Master Builders Association of Pierce County, 1120 Pacific Ave, Suite 301, Tacoma, Washington 98402. Copyright 2010 by Master Builders Association of Pierce County. Opinions expressed are those of the authors or persons quoted and not necessarily those of the MBA. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission from the publisher.

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Thank You, Goodbye and Good Luck!

Mike Crowley


he Master Builders has been part of my life for the past ten years and it is truly hard to leave such an inspirational group. Through good times and bad, the Master Builders has given me a lot of great memories. When I first stepped into the role of Executive Officer, I was very pleased to be a part of an industry that shares my view that everyone should be able to own their own home. As I learned more about the inside workings of the Association, I was impressed by the dedication many of our volunteers have to support the MBA in working with local government to help builders keep homes affordable for the consumer. I’m most proud of the political stature the MBA has in Pierce County and feel that I had influence in creating that. This is a good organization with a great staff-please continue to support it. While Tiffany may not have my affinity for sweater vests (At one board meeting someone asked Mike Fast how many vests he thought I owned, his answer was “all of them”.) I know she will lead this association well. I could not think of a better successor. You have a strong staff behind her as well, who have made my job much easier! As I said before it hasn’t always been easy. When Duke York was encouraged to run for President he was assured that his year would contain nothing but blue skies. After about six months and numerous encounters with the then leadership at BIAW he left me a very short voice mail saying only “blue skies my a_ _”. Still, we’ve been through a lot together as an Association and I look forward to seeing what you can do in the future. Thank you to everyone who attended my farewell party on September 30th. It meant a lot to me to see so many faces, especially those of you who are already retired that came by! I am excited to be joining you. For those of you who weren’t able to attend I still plan on being involved in the community and on a smaller level MBA, so please feel free to say hi anytime. Thank you.


Top: 2007 Elected Officials Reception Bottom: 2008 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

“Don’t let Mike hold your raffle tickets – and don’t ask me why!” - Dave Graff “The MBA has benefitted from Mike’s talents and standing in our community during his time at MBA. He brought the association to a new level and cultivated a strong staff that will keep MBA in good stead into the future. Mike will be missed by our members as well as those who worked with him as elected leaders and industry allies. “ - Rick Hjelm “Interesting math at times and sweater vests. That is all Mike and I have to say. Thank you Mike! Best wishes to you.” - Michael and Carolin Fast

2011 Election Endorsements Listed below are the candidate endorsements by the MBA of Pierce County for the 2011 General Election on November 8. Watch for your absentee ballots, and get out and vote! Lakewood: Marie Barth (Pos. 6) Paul Bocchi (Pos. 7) Puyallup: Nicole Martineau (At Large) Tom Swanson (Dist. 3 Pos. 1) Sumner: Jon Swanson (Pos. 4)

Tacoma: Karen Smitherman (Pos. 1) Lauren Walker (Pos. 3) David Boe (At Large Pos. 7) Ryan Mello (At Large Pos. 8) University Place: Kent Keel (Pos. 2) Chris Nye (Pos. 6) Howard Lee (Pos. 7) Metro Parks Board Commissioner: Erik Hanberg, Pos. 5

Through the efforts of the Pierce County Affordable Housing Council, MBA’s political action committee, the MBA identifies and recommends candidates who demonstrate a willingness to recognize the importance of new housing to local economies, local communities, and to local government revenues. For more information about the endorsement process, please contact Tiffany Speir at 272-2112 ext. 104.

MBA Calendar of Events November 3 Basics of Building November 15 General Membership Meeting, Twisted Tuesday Networking Location: Savi Day Spa November 15-16 Advanced Green: Building Science November 17 CPR/First Aid November 17-18 Advanced Green: Project Management December 8 Elected Officials Reception Location: MBA Office December 15 Black Tie, Blue Jeans Celebration & Installation of Officers Location: Fircrest Golf Club

January 12 DPC- Expand Your Marketing with Professionally Produced Photography with Roger Turk, Northlight Photography February 9 DPC- Design Concepts Open House York Enterprises, Karen Hirschman Designs, Parker Drafting Service, Athena Milan Interiors 1215 S Union, Tacoma March 8 DPC- Tech Tips to Increase Your Business with Tessa Miller, Business Examiner April 12 DPC- Gourmet Kitchen & Cooking Show at Albert Lee Appliance Tacoma May 10 DPC- Floor Covering Express 3143 Bridgeport Way W, University Place July 12 DPC- BBQ Picnic & Potluck Location TBD

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ow through November 30th, recruit a new Builder or Associate member to the MBA and YOU get $50 per new member to apply to your MBA Membership Renewal. Recruit 2 members; get $100 towards your dues! Recruiters may earn up to $200 towards their next MBA renewal. Who do you know or are already doing business with that should join MBA? Need excellent health insurance programs? What about the GRIP Retro Program that can save you money on premiums paid to L&I AND potentially get you a refund? What about a 22% discount with Verizon Wireless? Let the companies you do business with know about the MBA!

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Client Child Safety-

Consider Installing Locked Cabinets in Homes Shawn Hoey


rescription drug abuse is an epidemic in Washington state. There are more deaths annually from prescription drug abuse than from meth, cocaine, and heroin combined. What’s causing this epidemic? Drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Methadone are now commonly prescribed for pain. Painkillers offer relief to millions of Americans but present a hidden danger. These kinds of prescription drugs are called “opiates.” The American Heritage Dictionary defines “opiate” as a sedative narcotic, “[C]ontaining opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.” In a way, these drugs are the cousins of a better known—and more feared— drug: heroin. But unlike heroin, most people don’t know how potentially addicting and dangerous prescription opiates can be. Some recreational users need to be kept under lock and key. crush prescription painkillers and Whether you are a remodeler or new home builder, then ingest them in order to bypass the time-release consider installing a locked cabinet in the home function of the medications. This provides a somewhat where prescription drugs can be safely stored. It’s an immediate, and sometimes deadly, high. inexpensive way to look out for your clients for the long When overdosed, prescription painkillers can cause run. a significant decrease in lung function and death. They For more information, go to the WA Attorney General’s can also be lethal when they’re combined with other Office page about the issue at prescribed or over-the-counter drugs. High-profile deaths page.aspx?id=23610 include actor Heath Ledger, who died from a lethal combination of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine. Call today for Teenagers are increasingly experimenting with drugs commonly found in their parents’ medicine cabinets. your free According to the Healthy Youth Survey, 12 percent of estimate. 12th graders used prescription pain medications to get high in the past 30 days. The same survey also shows A L L S Y S T E M S I N T E G R AT E D that an alarming number of younger kids experiment Home Theater Computer Network Security Systems Telephone/Intercom Automation Lighting Control Camera Systems with these drugs. That’s why it’s critical to learn how to Custom Audio/Video • Surveillance Cameras • Security Systems properly safeguard and dispose of your medications. 253-770-5570 • Home Audio/Theater Systems It is all too easy for a substance intended to help us to • Affordable Home Automation cause us harm. If medicines are kept in the home, they


hat a great membership drive! From January 1 to September 30, MBA recruiters were hard at work recruiting their way on board the MBA luxury motor coach on their way to Walla Walla! Congratulations go to Kent Arola (Wind River Homes), Cathi Mahan (Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate-Pacific Commons), Ernie Dittmann (ServiceMaster of Tacoma), Duke York (York Enterprises), Sue Zimmerman (Horiuchi Zimmerman Bartels, P.S.), Joe Zehnder (McGavick Graves P.S.), Rick Hjelm (Phase II General Contractors Inc.) and Billie Jo Hyland (Hyland Cabinetworks Inc.)

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September Recruiter Rewards Winner Drumroll Please …. The September Recruiter Reward goes to Billie Jo Hyland of Hyland Cabinetworks Inc.

ongratulations Billie Jo, you won two tickets to the MBA October General Membership Meeting – Oktoberfest and two additional beverage tickets! That’s a $60 value! Billie Jo recruited 1 new member in September and won a prize – have you recruited anyone lately? October’s Recruiter Rewards Prize from Hertz Rental will have you driving around in style! For each new member you recruit, you will get one entry into a drawing to win a free three-day weekend rental from any of Hertz’s Western Washington locations! MA_8.5X5.5Ads_2011


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Duke York, York Enterprises


ow more than ever it is time to start re-evaluating our craft and to make sure we are offering the most value to our client’s remodels. Which makes me ask, why haven’t so many of us considered building green?

The increased availability of education to builders and remodelers, growing consumer awareness and the increasingly popular market for sustainable, environmentally friendly and recycled building products has created a huge need for green buildings in your business. With the pressing need to increase energy and resource conservation, green remodeling is quickly gaining in popularity. We also have one of the longest standing green programs here at MBA of Pierce County with our Built Green® program. A home can be considered green when energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, sustainable or recycled products, and indoor air quality considerations are incorporated into the process of home building. The increased availability of education to builders and remodelers, growing consumer awareness and the increasingly popular market for sustainable, environmentally friendly and recycled building products has created a huge need for green buildings in your business. According to a recent survey, more than half of the members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), who build 85 percent of the homes in this country, were incorporating green practices into the development, design and construction of new homes by the end of 2007. The Certified Green Professional through NAHB is an exclusive designation is designed to teach building industry professionals strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes using costeffective and affordable options. When you become a CGP, you gain a greater understanding of techniques, knowledge of methods to achieve higher energy efficiency, marketing and sales tools specifically tailored to the green building, and the business practices that foster success. You’ll

be able to demonstrate to consumers the enhanced environmental impact, increased performance and health benefits of green homes to potential buyers. Earning the CGP shows customers your commitment to staying current with industry innovations- including green building. Builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals must have at least two years of building industry experience to apply for the Certified Green Professional designation. I encourage all of you to look into the profitability of adding green building to your business. The MBA currently has openings in classes this November that can help you reach your green building goals. Contact Kawehi Marshall today for more information at 253.272.2112 ext. 105 or see this month’s inserts to register today! November 15-16: Advanced Green: Building Science November 17-18: Advanced Green: Project Management

Remodelors™ Council Meetings


would like to thank our September Remodelors™ Council Meeting sponsor Devin Rosen at Water Concepts. Thank you!

Our next meeting will be held at Albert Lee Appliances (4124 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma) on October 25th. Join us for a recap of the Tour of Remodeled Homes, networking and more. RSVP to Kawehi Marshall at or 253.272.2112 ext. 105.

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Remodelers need Green Education


Spike Potpourri Joe Zehnder,


McGavick Graves, P.S.

here is much to report on in Spike On Saturday, January 21st we land, hence the reference to are going to have an evening potpourri. social at the Broadway Center for First, thank you to all the members who participated in the Chili Cook-Off on the Performing Arts (located at September 20th. It was a great event with much 9th and Broadway in downtown member camaraderie. The Membership and Spike Tacoma) and attend the hilarious Committees won the prize for Most Creative, the show: Late Nite Catechism: ‘Til PR Committee won the prize for Best Chili, and the Design Professionals Council took home the prize for Death Do Us Part. Team Spirit. Kudos to Cathi Mahan for heading up downtown Tacoma) and attend the hilarious show: this event. Late Nite Catechism: ‘Til Death Do Us Part. The Besides the tremendous member camaraderie show offers lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and friendly competition, there was much to learn and Last Rites, including a wacky version of The from the numerous Member Benefit Partners who Newlywed Game. So, bring along your sweetie and set up booths and provided loads of information your sense of humor for a session with the feistiest concerning the benefits they offer to our members. couples counselor around. Created in 1993, this is Many of the Member Benefits Partners provided the longest continuously running show in Chicago generous raffle items to boot. The Member Benefit history, andtothe longest comedy in offEach member EPK/Capital will work with Benefit Associated Petroleum Products (APP) develop theone-character best fuel plan to Partners included: Services meet its needs. Current APP customers will be handled on a case by case scenario. Broadway history. We are fortunate to have the show representing the BIAW Health Trust; the Group here in Tacoma and we hope you will join us. Retrospective Insurance Program (GRIP); Approach Option A Management Services; SMART Education Centers; Based on monthly purchases (in gallons) you may qualify for a portion or all of your yearly MBA dues Colonial Life; Associated Petroleum Products; to be paid. Member must be in the fuel program for 12 months, dues will be paid for renewal year. Building Industry Washington; BIAW •500 -Association 999 Gallons of – BIAW Dues Paid ($90) BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MBA’S Rebate Program; Sunset Chevrolet (GM $500 •1,000 – 2,499 Gallons – BIAW + NAHB Dues Paid ($240) NEWEST MEMBER BENEFIT PROGRAM rebate); Titus Will Chevrolet @ Parkland (GM $500 •2,500 or more Gallons – MBAPC Membership Dues Paid ($575 Associate Member, $590 rebate); Lowe’s Home Improvement – Puyallup; – ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM Builder Member) Paychex; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Hertz Rental; PRODUCTS’ FUEL PROGRAM addition everyBuilder gallon purchased under this option will earn the MBA of Pierce County $0.02/gal OfficeInDepot; Home Purchasing Program; paid in a quarterly Staples Advantage; andrebate. TalentWise. We appreciate This is a fantastic offer from Associated your participation. Optionthe B continued efforts of our members Second, Petroleum with two options for members to your fellow members and the MBA be of Pierce County save and earn. in the Help recruitment of new members should select See thepaid next page Cumulative group gallons will earn quarterly rebates. 75% of rebate paid tofrom. member, 25% to the recognized. As of late September, there are: 37 and start saving today! MBA of Pierce County. Spike Candidates, i.e. members who have recruited at least one Monthly person,Gallons but less than six; 13 Spike Rebate Sign up NOW by contacting Dennis Gregory, Members working their way to achieving Life$0.02 Spike 1 – 999 cpg status, which1,000 is achieved andcpg 46 our MBA Sales Representative at Associated – 4,999 at 25 Spike credits; $0.04 Life Spikes. 5,000 And, –two of our Life Spikes have more 9,999 $0.06 cpg Petroleum at (253) 606-3092 or at than 500 Spike credits – Dave Graff with 584 andcpg 10,000 – 14,999 $0.08 Steve Garitone with+ 507.75. Thank you to all youcpg 15,000 $0.10 recruiters as your efforts are essential in maintaining Sign up today to start saving and earning the MBA $$$$$! and continuing to improve the association. Finally, we are presently planning our annual Contact Dennis Gregory Spike Party, which will actually take place in January Sales Representative 2012 to avoid the busy upcoming holiday season. On Saturday, January 21st we are going to have 253-606-3092 an evening social at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts (located at 9th and Broadway in

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Group Fuel Program


Master Builders Association Of Pierce County

Group Fuel Program Each member will work with Associated Petroleum Products (APP) to develop the best fuel plan to meet its needs. Current APP customers will be handled on a case by case scenario. Option A Based on monthly purchases (in gallons) you may qualify for a portion or all of your yearly MBA dues to be paid. Member must be in the fuel program for 12 months, dues will be paid for renewal year. •500 - 999 Gallons – BIAW Dues Paid ($90) •1,000 – 2,499 Gallons – BIAW + NAHB Dues Paid ($240) •2,500 or more Gallons – MBAPC Membership Dues Paid ($575 Associate Member, $590 Builder Member) In addition every gallon purchased under this option will earn the MBA of Pierce County $0.02/gal paid in a quarterly rebate. Option B Help your fellow members and the MBA of Pierce County save and earn. Cumulative group gallons will earn quarterly rebates. 75% of rebate paid to member, 25% paid to the MBA of Pierce County. Monthly Gallons 1 – 999 1,000 – 4,999 5,000 – 9,999 10,000 – 14,999 15,000 +

Rebate $0.02 cpg $0.04 cpg $0.06 cpg $0.08 cpg $0.10 cpg

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THANKS FOR RENEWING* Members 65 + Years

Miller Building Enterprises, Inc.

Members 30 to 34 Years Caliber Company, Inc.

Members 20 to 24 Years Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banner Bank Choice Carpentry Inc.

Members 15 to 19 Years

Berg Equipment & Scaffolding Co, Inc. Brunette Masonry Castle Custom Mechanical LLC Don Olson Construction Lakewood Plumbing, Inc. Pacific Concrete Construction, Inc.

Members 10 to 14 Years

Johnson & Maddox Construction Co., Inc. Monarch Plumbing Peninsula Light Company Secoma Fence, Inc. Steelhead Communications Inc. Valley Furnace, Inc.

Members 5 to 9 Years

Advanced Build NW Contour Countertops Ecosolaire’ Gibson, Wise, and Graham, LLC Gray Lumber Company K & M Wholesale Distribution, Inc. MaxCARE of Washington, Inc. Northwest Heritage Group, Inc. Pacific Bay, Inc. Parker Pacific, Inc. Pipe Guys, The Steve Franich Plumbing

Alphase Interiors, Inc. Brink Painting & Construction LLC/ RESTORU Codel Entry Systems, Corp. Frank & Sons Construction HomeStreet Bank *As of 8/31/11

Members 2 to 4 Years

Catherine Shively Interior Designer D.W.F. Drywall Evergreen Fire & Security Insulation Northwest Langseth Environmental Services, Inc. Limited Energy Service Inc. Looker & Associates Inc. Reeder Management Inc. Road Runner Striping, Inc. SMCI Corporation

Members First Year

Danard Electric Inc. Precision Utilities & Excavating, Inc. Rainbow International Restoration SERVPRO of Tacoma

October 2011 Dimensions  

The MBA monthly newsletter for October 2011

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