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Volume 19 Issue 24

Contractors Who “Cheat to Compete” Face Stiff Penalties Partnership targets offenders in the multi-billion dollar underground economy

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) already is seeing results from a new multi-agency partnership that targets individuals who are breaking the law and making it increasingly difficult for law-abiding licensed contractors to compete for business. CSLB estimates that on any given day, tens of thousands of licensed contractors and unlicensed operators are breaking the law and contributing to the state’s underground economy. These individuals and companies will be at the top of the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) target list. LETF, which was launched January 1, 2012, is comprised of investigators from CSLB, the Department of Industrial Relations, Employment Development Department, and Board of Equalization, in collaboration with the Insurance Commissioner and Attorney General’s Office. Partners have broadened information-sharing and the use of new enforcement technology to improve the way they target businesses in the underground economy. “Contractors need to understand that they can’t cheat to compete,” said CSLB Registrar Steve Sands. “By combining our resources and sharing information like never before, we will target and find the worst offenders, licensed or not.” Teams of investigators are already working sideby-side and have conducted targeted enforcement operations throughout the state since

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Unauthorized deductions from paychecks Meal and rest period violations

If any of these reasons apply to you, click below to learn more about filing a wage claim: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileWageClaim.htm, Call the LETF Public hotline anytime at 855 297 5322, Email us at letf@dir.ca.gov. January 2012 that have resulted in citations and thousands of dollars in fines. The operations are not limited to weekdays; at least one operation has taken place on a weekend and more are on the calendar.

What makes a good lead for LETF? LETF enforcement efforts benefit from lead referrals from the public to fulfill our mission of protecting California’s workers and leveling the playing field for businesses.

Reporting Unlawful Activities Below is a guide on where to report some of the Below you will find a guide that explains what would make a good lead for LETF and informamost commonly reported unlawful activities: tion that would be helpful for possible investigaDo you need to file a wage claim with the Division tion. All leads are processed and investigated by a priority system. You can report anonymously, but of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)? giving contact information is helpful for followSome of the reasons that a current or former em- up questions and may determine whether we are ployee may file an individual wage claim include: able to investigate the lead or not. • • • •

Unpaid Wages, including overtime, commissions and bonuses Wages paid by checks issued with insufficient funds Final paychecks not received Unused vacation hours that were not paid upon termination of the employment relationship, e.g., a quit, discharge, or layoff.

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Is the employer breaking the law? If you are uncertain if an employer is breaking the law, here are some basic questions to consider: • Is the employer providing itemized statements to employees? • Is the employer paying minimum wage and Continued on page 16

In This Issue Contractors Who “Cheat to Compete” Face Stiff Penalties Taco Party Q & A for Contractors Construction Expo Tailgate Safety Topic SBCA Online Planroom Report SB City Building Permits South County Building Permits North County Building Permits

Santa Barbara Contractors Association Celebrating 65 Years of Service to the Community

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Santa Barbara Contractors Association Calendar Highlights MAY 2013

SBCA Online Planroom Demo & Training June 5, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

Built Green Orientation May 2, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am Location: Built Green Resource Center, 914 A Santa Barbara Street SBCA 17th Annual Golf Tournament May 6, 2013 Shot Gun Start at 10:00am Location: Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Road, Santa Barbara SBCA Board of Directors Meeting May 14, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street SBCA Online Planroom Demo & Training May 15, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street 1st Aid CPR Training & Certification Instructor, Justin Haagen, Safety Matters May 16, 2013 from 8:00am to 2:00pm Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street State State Payroll Tax Seminar Presented by EDD May 24 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm Location: EDD, 4820 McGrath St, #200, Ventura

JUNE 2013 SBCA Board of Directors Meeting June 4, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

Built Green Orientation June 6, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am Location: Built Green Resource Center, 914 A Santa Barbara Street State State Payroll Tax Seminar Presented by EDD June 25, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm Building for the Future Keynote Speaker Mark LaLiberte June 26, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Location: Fess Parker Doubletree, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 SBCA & Built Green Taco Party Special Guest Mark La Liberte June 26, 2013 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

Built Green Orientation July 11, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am Location: Built Green Resource Center, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

OCTOBER 2013 Save the date. This is an all day event! Construction EXPO 2013 October 4, 2013 from 7:00am to 3:00pm Location: Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 SBCA 65 TH Anniversary Celebration & Casino Night October 4, 2013 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm Location: Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

JULY 2013 SBCA Board of Directors Meeting July 2, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street SBCA Online Planroom Demo & Training July 3, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

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Taco PARTY Join us for Taco Party and network with SBCA & Built Green Members

Meet special guest Mark LaLiberte National leader in building industry, Construction Instruction/ceo

Wednesday June 26, 2013 From 4:30pm to 6:30pm SBCA Office 914-A Santa Barbara St. $15 SBCA & Built Green Members $25 Nonmembers Please RSVP online by June 21st www.sbcontractors.org info@sbcontractors.org 805.884.1100 Come by, make a taco and say hi! Santa Barbara Contractors Association • 914 A Santa Barbara Street P.O. Box 23409 • Santa Barbara, CA 93121 • 805-884-1100

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Capitol Connection Q & A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. However, it’s possible that your company would not need a General Building “B” license if you are only doing repair and remodel work and no ground-up construction. Nevada has close to 100 classifications of contractor licenses, so you may want Q: We are a CA “B” General Building con- to consider obtaining a specialty license tracting company and are applying for a for the specific type of work you perform. new license in the State of Nevada. We typ- Please call my office and we can discuss the ically do smaller remodeling jobs; we don’t nature of your typical jobs and determine build new homes or buildings. We submit- whether a different classification may work ted our application and requested a bid for you. limit of $50,000. The Nevada Board sent a letter stating that as “B” contractors we are Q: We are starting a new contracting busirequired to request at least a $200,000 bid ness in CA and we need to find a Responlimit, and further stated that our financial sible Managing Employee (RME) or Responstatement must “support” that bid limit re- sible Managing Officer (RMO) so that we can obtain a license. What type of formal quest. agreement is necessary and what is the typWe don’t need a bid limit that high, nor ical salary for an RME/RMO? are we sure that our financials “support” a limit that high. My boss suggested I contact A: We get asked this question frequently, you to see if you know of any way around but like any other employee, RME/RMO salathis requirement. Just to throw in another ries vary and that is something determined wrench, we need this license in a hurry and internally within your company and worked we don’t have time to wait for our accoun- out between you and your RME/RMO. The CSLB has certain duties that are required of tant to prepare a new financial statement! an RME/RMO, however they do not involve A: First of all, “B” contractors must request any type of “formal agreement” beyond the a limit of at least $200,000, there is no way requirement that the individual be an emaround that. The Nevada Board assumes ployee or Officer of the company. that most “B” contractors are doing groundup construction and therefore the majority Q: Will the CSLB take a letter or credit from of their jobs will go over $200,000. The oldest clichés are often human wisdom, as ‘haste makes waste’ is always true. A contractor with ambitions to ‘roll the dice’ in Nevada joins two others with questions about ‘time and money’...

our bank for both bond amounts required (Contractor’s Bond and Bond of Qualified Individual) in lieu of the actual bonds? We have established a letter of credit for the bonds with our current bank. A: The CSLB will not accept a letter of credit. However, a cash deposit can be filed in lieu of the bonds. The cash deposit must be in the form of a cashier’s check, bank certified check, certificate of deposit, savings account passbook, savings and loan association investment certificate or share account, or credit union certificate for funds or share account. 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 info@cutredtape.com, or write us at Capitol Services, Inc., 1225 8th St. Ste. 580, Sacramento, CA 95814. Research past columns at www.cutredtape.com.

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overtime? Do all employees have workers’ compensation insurance? Does the employer provide a safe working environment for employees? Is the employer correctly reporting wages to EDD and paying payroll taxes? Is the employer operating with the appropriate licenses or registration? Is the employer correctly classifying all workers as employees, rather than independent contractors?

If the answer is “No” to any of these questions, please contact us and we can advise you on whether the employer is actually breaking the law. If appropriate, we will initiate an investigation. LETF will review all reported cases of unlawful activity and will handle each case appropriately regardless of the industry sector. LETF focuses on low-wage industries and high-hazard occupations. Details 16

Please provide as many of the following details as possible: • Name of registered business or individual employer • The “DBA” (Doing Business As) name, if different from the registered business name • Business telephone number • The number of employees • How long the unlawful activity has been going on Business Location Please be specific on where the employer and employees are located and if this is likely to change in the near future. In some cases, the registered business address is different from where the employer and employees are actually working. We need to be able to locate where the employer and the employees are currently operating. • The address where employer and employees can be observed and located. • If the employer is involved in an ongoing project, how long will the project last? Will the employer be working at another site tomorrow?

Evidence and Witnesses Gathering evidence is crucial to the successful prosecution of non-compliant employers. Evidence can include the following: • Physical evidence, such as payroll records or a written contract that would prove unlawful activity. • Pictures, emails, or video recordings • Names and contact details of other witnesses or employees who have also witnessed the employer engaging in unlawful activity. Please inform us of any evidence that is available. Thank you for helping to make California a safer place to work and a better place to do business. • Call the LETF Public Hotline anytime: 855297-5322 • Email us at: letf@dir.ca.gov DIR Source: Source: http://www.dir.ca.gov/LETF/Reporting_Unlawful_Activities.html Source: http://www.dir.ca.gov/LETF/good_lead_ for_LETF.html


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Skilled Tradesmen for Hire - Labor Rates: • • • •

Foreman - $63.96/hr* Finish Carpenter - $55.77/hr* Journeyman Carpenter - $46.80/hr* Level 2 Apprentice Carpenter - $39.77/hr*

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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Percolation Testing, Septic Fields Environmental Site Assessment

GEOLOGIC SERVICES

Engineering Geology Reports Fault and Landslide Investigation, Bluff Setback

SPECIAL INSPECTION

Welding, High Strength Bolt, Fireproofing Epoxy, Concrete, Masonry, URM Retrofit

CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION

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Grading and Testing Observation, CalTrans Certified Footing and Foundation Observation

LABORATORY AND DRILLING SERVICES In-House Laboratory Testing, and Tract-Mounted CME Drill Rig


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Online Plan Service – ON THE GO!

Online Plan Service is now available as a mobile application, compatible with all Mobile devices such as Android, iOS, blackberry, and tablet platforms. Quickly access the Online Planroom, review project information and documents ON THE GO! Access OPS Mobile on your mobile device by going to http://onlineplanservice.com/mobile/ OPS Mobile is an abridged version of the OPR. It includes: x My Desk x New Projects x Bidding Projects x Bid Results x All Project Documents; Plans, Specs, and Addenda Filters for project name and location are also available. All Project Documents, Addenda, Plans, Specs etc., can be viewed using QuickEye Mobile. As this is a web-based viewer, no installation is necessary! OPS Mobile loads to My Desk. Navigate to New Projects, Bidding Project, and Bid results using the bottom links. Project Details include basic project information; addenda, project contacts, and bidders.

QuickEye Mobile Viewer quickly displays project Plans, Specs, and Addenda. 

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REDUCE YOUR WORKERS’ COMP INSURANCE COSTS The SBCA and 25 Builder’s Exchanges in California have joined to form the Golden State Builders Exchange (GSBE). Participation in this group insurance program may significantly reduce the cost of your workers’ compensation premiums over a State Compensation Insurance Fund individual policy. Qualifying SBCA members are eligible for a 6% discount. Ask to be placed into the SBCA Group 821. Please call the SBCA office for more information and conversion form. If you are already with State Fund, please call us or your broker to see if you qualify for this group program. www.statefundca.com

VISIT The Built Green Resource Center offers information, programs and classes on green building practices and materials. It showcases energy independence, water savings, and other sustainable building practices. The Resource Center is open to the public by appointment only. Please call 805-884-1100 to schedule your visit. www.builtgreensb.org 805.884.1100

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General Contractor CM-at-Risk Construction Management Frank Schipper Construction Co.

LiLicense ce n s e NNo. o. 7788005 88005

SBCA SBCABest BestHardscape Hardscape & & Landscape Landscape International Landscape Designer theYear Year- 2009 - 2009 International Landscape Designer ofofthe

Phone Phone (805) (805) 687-3569 687-3569 | gracedesignassociates.com gracedesignassociates.com

Insulate 805.845.3999

SB

Santa Barbara’s premier insulation contractor with over 30 years of experience

Insulation Services: Icynene Spray Foam Cellulose, Blown-in Blanket Fiberglass Batts Rigid Board Removals Retail Sales

SERVING THE TRI-COUNTY AREA FOR 30 YEARS 610 E COTA STREET, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103 T (805) 963-4359 • F (805) 963-1270 Lic# 436175 EMAIL: info@schipperconstruction.com www.schipperconstruction.com

We have moved! Please save our new shop address, mailing address and telephone numbers for your records: Delta Welding and Fabrication, Inc. Shop: 36 Aero Camino - Goleta, CA 93117 Mailing: PO Box 92025 - Santa Barbara, CA 93190 Phone: 805-685-8008 Fax: 805-685-3223 Website: www.delta-fabrication.com Emails: andrew@delta-fabrication.com kim@delta-fabrication.com We appreciate your business!

IDID#51202175 #510XXX

Lic. 963692

130 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, Suite 40 www.InsulateSB.com info@insulatesb.com

License 761090

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First Aid CPR Training & Certification Instructor Justin Haagen, Safety Matters Certified Training This course will cover adult, child and infant basic CPR and First Aid training for the home, workplace and the general community. 2 year Certification, Digital Student Guide & Free SmartPhone App. • • • • • • •

Emergency Action Steps CPR Skills Adult/Child/Infant AED Training Sudden Cardiac Arrest Adult/Child/Infant Choking Heart Attack Recovery Positions

• • • • • •

Bleeding Control Diabetic Emergencies Stroke Deformed Limb Managing Shock Seizure & More

Date: June 25, 2013 Time: 8:00am to 2:00pm 30 Min. Lunch Break (Lunch not provided) Location: SBCA Classroom 914 A Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara Cost: $15 SBCA Member in State Fund Group $75 SBCA Member $150 Non-Member Minimum 10 attendees per class Maximum 20 attendees per class

PAYMENT

REGISTRATION Company Attendee Name(s)

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REMITTANCE OR QUESTIONS - Payment must accompany form Santa Barbara Contractors Association P.O. Box 23409, Santa Barbara, CA 93121 805.884.1100 phone 805.884.1108 fax www.sbcontractors.org info@sbcontractors.org

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If you are an employer who wishes to obtain assistance from Cal/OSHA Consultation, or want to learn more about what services are available, you can do so by calling the toll-free assistance number.

P.O. Box 517 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Email tradart@cox.net www.tradartfoundation.org !

1(800) 963-9424 If you want to arrange an on-site visit or obtain technical information, you can contact the Cal/OSHA Consultation area office nearest your workplace or you can email us at InfoCons@dir. ca.gov.

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Delta Welding and Fabrication, Inc. 36 Aero Camino Goleta, CA 93117 !

Phone: 685-8008 Fax: 685-3223 License: 761090

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SANTA BARBARA CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION WEEKLY NEWSLETTER June 12, 2013 PHONE (805) 965-1926

FAX (805) 963-6071

OSWALD J. DA ROS, INC. • MASONRY CONTRACTORS • Lic# 216916 MARBLE • GRANITE • STONES

MEMBER BENEFITS • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Referrals Online Planroom Safety Program Networking Events Weekly Newsletter Government Affairs Get Industry Updates Educational Seminars Annual Golf Tournament Built Green Santa Barbara Online Membership Listing Annual Membership Directory Advertise Directly to Construction Industry in Weekly Newsletter • New Member Bio - Introduce Your Business in the Newsletter • Group Insurance Programs for Workers Comp, Auto, and Employee Benefits

805.884.1100 info@sbcontractors.org www.sbcontractors.org

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Serving Southern Santa Barbara County Appliances │ Doors │ Windows │ Lighting │ Tile │ Cabinets│ Hardware

Donate used build materials to the Habitat ReStore All proceeds go directly back to Habitat for Humanity Goleta ReStore 6725 Hollister Avenue, Goleta (between Los Carneros & Storke)

Tues. - Fri.: 12 pm - 5 pm Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm Phone: (805) 692-2226 www.sbhabitat.org

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EXPO SANTA BARBARA CONSTRUCTION EXPO 2013

Friday October 4, 2013 Fess Parker Doubletree Resort 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93103 www.sbcontractors.org

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About the

EXPO

Friday October 4, 2013

Contractors • Builders • Architects • Engineers Designers • Building Officials • Developers Real Estate • Construction Professionals innovation connections strategic solutions business opportunities peer-to-peer networking

This year we celebrate the 65 year anniversary of the Santa Barbara Contractors Association (SBCA). The SBCA strives to continually lead the way in innovation, strategic solutions, business opportunities and peer-to-peer networking, and this Fall we are excited to present the premier construction industry event in Santa Barbara. Daytime event 2013 Construction EXPO and evening event the SBCA 65 year anniversary celebration & casino night. The SBCA is pleased to offer a highly informative day at the Construction EXPO. Hear industry experts with high-powered seminars that address situations you face on the job daily. Choose from engaging and informational seminars. You will come away with knowledge to enhance your skills, and help you gain the tools you need to be a success. We are pleased to present the Construction EXPO open exclusively to Contractors, Builders, Architects, Engineers, Designers, Building Officials, Developers, Real Estate and Construction Industry Professionals. The Construction EXPO 2013 is presented by the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, a California Nonprofit Organization.

Santa Barbara Expo 2013 www.sbcontractors.org Santa Construction Barbara Construction Expo 2013 www.sbcontractors.org

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About the

EXPO

Friday October 4, 2013

Seminars, Workshops & Exhibits

education • Hear industry experts with high powered seminars that • •

address situations you face on the job Come away with knowledge to enhance your skills and help you gain the tools you need to be successful Educational sessions eligible for continuing education credits

speakers • Educational sessions, speakers and special seminars •

Choose from engaging and informational seminars with nationally acclaimed speakers

workshops • • •

Hands on workshops taught by skilled and experienced practitioners Learn new strategies, techniques, and best practices Check out new developments in the industry

exhibits • 75 exhibit spaces • • •

Over 11,000 square feet of exhibit space Designated zones for products and services Live product demonstrations

educational sessions

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Connecting with Home Owners & Connecting Leads into Cash - Would you like to collect more qualified leads and turn those leads into dollars? Value vs. Price - Understand why customers object to price. Learn how to better position your proposal against the competition and sell its’ value so that price becomes a “non-issue.” Building Science Moisture Management Marketing & Selling High Performance Homes

demos • Try out new products and compare features • • •

Product demos from industry leaders Learn the latest innovations and cutting edge technology Meet face to face with company representatives

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About the

EXPO

Friday October 4, 2013

“Meet the Generals” Breakfast A Business Development Opportunity The “Meet the Generals” breakfast is a great business development opportunity designed exclusively for the Construction EXPO 2013 attendees. Representatives from industry leading agencies and contractor firms will be available to discuss upcoming projects, qualifications to bid, and their business philosophies and practices. Each agency/general contractor representative will be at a table, so bring plenty of business cards. This event allows you to meet face-to-face with leading agencies and general contractors. Reserve your spot today for one of the best business development events of the year! Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and attendance is limited to one representative from each company. HOW IT WORKS Representatives from each agency and general contractor are stationed at tables. Subcontractors move around the room from table to table to network with the agency and general contractors.

Santa Barbara Construction Expo 2013

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Board of Directors 2013 John Holehouse President Jack Martin 1st Vice President Paulo Sitolini 2nd Vice President Dan George Treasurer Peter Novak Parliamentarian Patrick Foster David James Jon Kenney Brian Larkowski William Mace Mark Magid Robert Mislang Rodney Utt

Executive Director Karin Perissinotto karin@sbcontractors.org Administrative Assistant April Ford april@sbcontractors.org

Santa Barbara Contractors Association 914 A Santa Barbara Street P. O. Box 23409 Santa Barbara, CA 93121 805.884.1100 Phone 805.884.1108 Fax info@sbcontractors.org www.sbcontractors.org www.builtgreensb.org

The Santa Barbara Contractors Association Newsletter is published weekly by the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, Inc. Editorial and advertising offices are located at 914 A Santa Barbara Street, P.O. Box 23409, Santa Barbara, CA 93121. Office 805-884-1100, Fax 805-884-1108, Email info@sbcontractors. org. A subscription is included in the annual membership dues. The newsletter is distributed to more than 600 local businesses and agencies. Articles appearing in this newsletter are presented as a public service and may not reflect the opinion of the publisher, its board of directors or its members. Please send comments regarding the newsletter to info@sbcontractors.org.


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