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Contractors State License Board Stings Dozens during Simultaneous Statewide Undercover Operations SACRAMENTO — Nearly 80 people face various criminal charges after being caught this week by the Contractors State License Board(CSLB) during 13 undercover sting operations at seven locations throughout California. Among those arrested in CSLB’s summer California Blitz were a convicted felon, a registered sex offender, and two suspects caught with drugs or drug paraphernalia. Investigators from CSLB’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) conducted stings on July 17 and 18, 2013, in Artesia (Los Angeles County), Fresno (Fresno County), Long Beach (Los Angeles County), Oxnard (Ventura County), Redding (Shasta County), Sacramento (Sacramento County), and South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County). SWIFT investigators posed as homeowners seeking bids for home improvement projects, including painting, electrical, landscaping, flooring, tile, concrete, ornamental metal, fencing, and tree removal work. A total of 79 individuals were arrested, given a Notice to Appear (NTA) in Superior Court, and now may face misdemeanor charges of contracting without a license (Business and Professions Code section 7028). The penalty for a conviction is up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000. At least one suspect is a repeat offender and could face a mandatory 90-day jail sentence if convicted a second time.

Fifty-two of the individuals also may be charged with illegal advertising (Business and Professions Code section 7027.1). State law requires contractors to place their license number in all print, broadcast, and online advertisements. Those without a license can advertise to perform jobs valued at less than $500, but the ad must state that they are not a licensed contractor. The penalty is a fine of $700 to $1,000. Thirteen others may be charged with requesting an excessive down payment (Business and Professions Code section 7159.5). In California, a home improvement project down payment cannot exceed 10 percent of the contract total or $1,000, whichever is less. This misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or up to a $5,000 fine. Thirteen of the phony contractors also were issued Stop Orders (Business and Professions Code section 7127). CSLB investigators can halt job site activity when any person with or without a contractor license does not have workers’ compensation insurance coverage for employees. Failure to comply with a Stop Order can result in misdemeanor charges and penalties, including 60 days in jail and/or up to $10,000 in fines. Sting totals may increase as some suspects are expected to provide their bids via email or fax at a later date. A majority of those caught this week were identified through illegal ads on craigslist.

We protect the people who build California. Will my supplies be here on time? Am I going to get this bid? We understand those on the job in California have more on their mind than workers’ compensation insurance. So let us put your mind at ease: you can count on the strength and stability of State Fund. We’ve never pulled out of the market due to an economic downturn, and we never will. Visit statefundca.com today to learn about the 6% discount on premiums we offer eligible SBCA members. Your individual business may be eligible for even more discounts. Thanks for reading…we’ll let you get back to work.

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org. “CSLB and its partners in law enforcement are serious about enforcing California’s consumer protection laws,” says says CSLB Registrar Steve Sands. “Unlicensed, illegal activity that puts homeowners at risk and legitimate contractors at a competitive disadvantage will not be tolerated.” Continued on page 16

Nominations for the 2014 SBCA Board of Directors due August 31 by 5pm Let us know if you are interested in serving on the Board. See page 21 in this newsletter for a nomination form. www.sbcontrators.org

In This Issue

Contractors State License Board Stings Dozens During Simultaneous Statewide Undercover Operations Page 1 Construction EXPO 2013 Page 3 Q & A for Contractors Page 16 SBCA Board Nominations 2014 Page 21 65TH Anniversary & Casino Night Page 24 Santa Barbara Construction Expo Page 30 Tailgate Safety Topic Page 37 SBCA Online Planroom Report Page 40 SB City Building Permits Page 43 South County Building Permits Page 45 North County Building Permits Page 74

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Santa Barbara Contractors Association Calendar Highlights AUGUST 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013

OCTOBER 2013

Built Green Orientation August 1, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am Location: Built Green Resource Center, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

SBCA Board of Directors Meeting September 3, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

Save the date! This is an all day event!

Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar August 6, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm Location: Santa Barbara Business College, 506 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 SBCA Board of Directors Meeting August 6, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street SBCA Online Planroom Demo & Training August 7, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

SBCA Online Planroom Demo & Training September 4, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am Location: SBCA, 914 A Santa Barbara Street Built Green Orientation September 5, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am Location: Built Green Resource Center, 914 A Santa Barbara Street

CONSTRUCTION EXPO 2013 October 4, 2013 from 7:00am to 3:00pm Location: Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 SBCA 65TH Anniversary Celebration October 4, 2013 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm Location: Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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We protect the people who build California. Will my supplies be here on time? Am I going to get this bid? We understand those on the job in California have more on their mind than workers’ compensation insurance. So let us put your mind at ease: you can count on the strength and stability of State Fund. We’ve never pulled out of the market due to an economic downturn, and we never will. Visit statefundca.com today to learn about the 6% discount on premiums we offer eligible GSBE members. Your individual business may be eligible for even more discounts. Thanks for reading…we’ll let you get back to work.

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Capitol Connection Q & A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Is it possible to ‘go back’ to the future with a contractor’s license? As the ‘boomer’ generation reach retirement who will take over the companies they have built in their lifetime? With opportunity rising in the state and national economy contractors are getting back to the business of ‘assembling’ the elements they need to build…

Q: I am getting on in years (over 70) and want to pass on my contracting company to my daughter. She has been working with me for over 10 years and has a real interest in continuing the business. We have looked at the CSLB web site but still have a few questions. In particular, do you think the Board will grant her request for a waiver of the state exam? I know she could pass the tests but if she is eligible for a waiver, Q: About 10 years ago I applied for a new con- we would like to try this first. Thank you for your tractor’s license and assigned my Sole Owner advice. license to the corporation. I’ve decided to close the corporation and for the future want to know A: State law allows for an exam waiver under certain circumstances. Under B&P Section 7065.1(b), if I can get this back in my name? your daughter (as an immediate member of the A: Based upon the information you provided, it family) could take over the family business and appears you did NOT assign your Sole Owner li- should be eligible for a waiver if your individual cense to the corporation. Your personal license license has been active and in good standing for simply expired. To get this license back, you’ll five of the past seven years and she has been need to file an Application for Original license, actively engaged in your construction business pay the required fees and post a new contrac- “for five of the seven years immediately precedtor’s bond. For your information, had you opted ing the application for licensure.” to actually re-assign your Sole Owner license to Your daughter must file an application for origithe company, the CSLB would NOT re-issue it nal license in the same classification you currentand the number would be lost as soon as you ly hold and should write a letter requesting an dissolved the corporation. An important lesson exam waiver. Her experience must include some for other contractors who may also encounter a fieldwork and cannot just be “administrative” in nature (i.e. bookkeeping, office work, etc.). If similar situation sometime in the future.

you, your daughter or any of our readers have any questions or would like more information on how best to apply for an exam waiver, please contact my office. Q: I am assembling a company with three partners and it’s going to be a corporation. All of us have licenses. One partner has an “A” (General Engineering), one has a “B” (General Building), and the other has a “C-10” (Electrical) classification. Can we all be on the license so that company has all three licenses? Or does one person needs to have all three licenses/classifications? A: You can each be on the license as the Responsible Managing Officer/Employee (RME/RMO) for the specific classification that you currently hold. Keep in mind that if the partners each have less than 20% ownership in the corporation they cannot qualify for more than one license at a time. 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.

CSLB Stings Dozens during Simultaneous Statewide Undercover Operations Continued from page 1 STING NOTES Artesia (July 17-18) • Arrest of 11 suspected unlicensed contractors • When investigators identified themselves and told the suspect he was in a sting, the suspect said his identification was in his truck. Instead of getting it, he drove away, leaving behind his cell phone and paperwork. • A suspect asked investigators not to give him an NTA because it would violate his parole. He received an NTA. Fresno (July 17-18) • Arrest of 10 suspected unlicensed contractors • One suspect didn’t show up for his appointment on day one of the sting because he was arrested the night before at a local gaming casino. The suspect’s wife called the CSLB investigator and rescheduled for day two. Both showed up to give a bid. But, while in the backyard, they left abruptly, hurried to their car, and left. • One suspect gave a bid of $3,300 for landscaping, including $500 for each sprinkler valve. Long Beach (July 17-18) • Arrest of 15 suspected unlicensed contractors • One unlicensed suspect who gave investiga16

tors a bid of $1,400 for interior painting showed a portfolio of his other work that included demolition, plumbing and roofing. • One suspect brought two employees and supplies with him, expecting to get the job and start right away. As the employees started to unload their tools, the boss received his NTA. Oxnard (July 17-18) • Arrest of 12 suspected unlicensed contractors • One suspect was a convicted felon on parole and also in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody. • One suspect is a registered sex offender. • It took investigators more than two hours to properly identify one suspect who had a long list of aliases. • Oxnard Code Enforcement issued 15 citations to suspects who didn’t have a city business license. Redding (July 17 only) • Arrest of 8 suspected unlicensed contractors Sacramento (July 17-18) • Arrest of 11 suspected unlicensed contractors • Two arrested were taken to jail: One for possession of an illegal substance; the other for possession of drug paraphernalia and having an arrest warrant.

South Lake Tahoe (July 17-18) • Arrest of 12 suspected unlicensed contractors • Six of those arrested are residents of Nevada. • One suspect bid $9,800 for a new deck; another bid $8,000 for landscaping work. Arrest tallies from specific sting locations are available by contacting CSLB’s Public Affairs Office (see page one contacts). CSLB encourages consumers to always “Check the License First” by visiting www.cslb.ca.gov or calling CSLB’s toll-free automated line 800.321. CSLB (2757). Also, visit CSLB’s website for tips about how to hire a contractor and to sign up for CSLB email alerts. The California Contractors State License Board operates under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs. CSLB licenses and regulates California’s 300,000 contractors, and is regarded as one of the leading consumer protection agencies in the United States. In fiscal year 2012-13, CSLB helped recover nearly $44 million in ordered restitution for consumers. Source: www.cslb.ca.gov


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805.448.8234 info@constructionsb.com ď ł www.constructionsb.com framing ď ł ďŹ nish carpentry ď ł demo ď ł concrete

Federal and California Certified Small Business

GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES

Soils Engineering Reports, Slope Stability Foundation Forensics, Liquefaction Analysis

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

          (805) 683-1848 Fax: 805.964.6653

precision-welding.net preweld@cox.net Lic. #559076

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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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SANTA BARBARA CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION WEEKLY NEWSLETTER August 14, 2013

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.

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

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Insulate 805.845.3999

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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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65 Year Anniversary Celebration & Casino Night Friday October 4, 2013 7 to 10pm Cocktails, Light Fare, Music, Prizes Fess Parker Doubletree Resort Grand Ballroom 633 East Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA 93103 www.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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SANTA BARBARA CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION WEEKLY NEWSLETTER August 14, 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 6860 Cortona Drive (off Hollister, near Storke)

Tues. - Fri.: 11 am - 5 pm Saturday: 11 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.sbconstructionexpo.com

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SANTA BARBARA CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION WEEKLY NEWSLETTER August 14, 2013

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.

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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

speaker • Educational sessions, speaker and special seminars •

Choose from engaging and informational seminars with nationally acclaimed speaker Justin Wilson, Founder and President of Building Performance Solutions, and Construction Instruction.

workshops • • •

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

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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

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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Green building and building science Moisture Management Marketing and selling high performance green homes

www.sbconstructionexpo.com

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About the

EXPO

Friday October 4, 2013

This is a must attend for Subcontractors & Specialty Contractors!

“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 is a must attend for Subcontractors & Specialty Contractors! 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. 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

www.sbconstructionexpo.com

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Registration Information (Please print clearly)

NAMES OF ATTENDEES: Name Occupation Name Occupation Name Occupation

Zip

If extra room is needed, please attach an additional sheet.

COMPANY INFORMATION: Company Name Address City State Phone Fax E-mail If extra room is needed, please attach an additional sheet.

WORKSHOP ATTENDING: Date

TO REGISTER:

ALL AUDIENCES

www.strongtie.com/workshops

� ONLINE

2013 Goleta Workshop Product Line Overview

This FREE workshop offers an overview of all of our product lines and is intended for Architects, Engineers, Specifiers, Distributors, Dealers, Building Inspectors, Home Inspectors, Contractors, & Builders. FEATURES:

Development Hours

� Continuing Education Units and Professional

� Hands-on Demonstrations

� Hot Breakfast Provided

Win an iPad details inside

800-999-5099 • www.strongtie.com

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� BY PHONE Call our toll free number 800-999-5099 and ask for Stacy Limbach - Ext. 2109 or Alan Hanson - Ext. 2028 � BY FAX Fax the above information to 888-663-6203

SIMPSON STRONG-TIE COMPANY INC. Southwest Office and Factory 12246 Holly Street Riverside, CA 92509 800-999-5099

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Continuing Education Units EARN FREE CEUS AND RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS(PDH).

Workshop Topics

Product Demonstrations

Residential and Mid-Rise Construction Overview

New developments to our extensive software and website applications

Newest developments in our Lateral Systems product line

New Connectors for cold-formed steel and curtain wall construction

Updates to our Fastening Systems Line

Anchor System and Concrete Repair updates

New 2013 Connectors for Wood Construction catalog and connector products

This workshop is designed for industry professionals such as Engineers, Architects, Building Jurisdictions, Contractors, Builders and others interested in learning about proper connections. Detailed information will be provided on Simpson Strong-Tie® products for wood framed construction. Other topics will be overviews of the latest Anchors Systems products, new products in our fasteners line, a review of our lateral systems line and a review of our website, www.strongtie.com.

Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for those who receive a passing score on the postworkshop online test. Simpson Strong-Tie has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. Please contact your certifying licensing organization or agency to inquire if they accept CEUs from IACET providers.

Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. is ISO 9001-2000 registered.

Visit www.strongtie.com/ftp/rules/ riversideipad.pdf for official rules and regulations

All those completing a workshop will be entered into a drawing for a FREE iPad at the end of 2013. Register today!

Win an iPad

LINES DISCUSSED:

Our workshop presenters are all highly qualified Simpson Strong-Tie personnel. They include professional engineers, production and sales staff with decades of combined experience. This is your chance to see what goes into the development of our products and “ask the source”.

New Strong Frame® Special Moment Frame

2013 Workshop Schedule

PRODUCT LINE OVERVIEW

Thursday, August 15th

Holiday Inn - Goleta 5650 Calle Real Goleta, CA, 93117

WORKSHOP HOURS:

Registration & Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Workshop: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Every day we work hard to earn your business, blending the talents of our people with the quality of our products and services to exceed your expectations. This is our pledge to you.

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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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