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Table of Contents

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Our Mission: Building Our Community


Building the Future Together - Career Readiness Programs


2019 Year in Review & Looking Ahead


Marin Builders Events


INSPIRATION Looking Toward a Fire-Resistant Future


EXPERTISE Powering Through a PG&E Power Shutdown Event


Proactive Home Stewardship Yields High ROI


The Hardscape Solution for Home Protection


New Year, New ADU: New Laws and Best Practices


PROFESSIONALS Meet Jim Schalich: 2020 Peter Arrigoni "Building


Community Leadership" Award Recipient

Marin Builders Member Directory by Name


Marin Builders Member Directory by Category



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CEO & President's Letter

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WELCOME! On behalf of the Marin Builders Association Board of Directors, welcome to the 2020-2021 Marin Home Resource Guide (MHRG). In this year’s guide, you will find a wealth of inspiration, ideas and professional resources to help make any upcoming home or business project a success. For each annual issue of the MHRG, we tailor the theme to address the most relevant questions and concerns from Marin homeowners based on new trends, important policies, and emerging concerns of the day. When we set this year’s theme – Building and Planning for the Unexpected – we could never have anticipated what would soon turn our entire planet upside down, in the blink of an eye. Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer Marin Builders Association

John Pope Board President Old Town Glass

We write this letter in the middle of a statewide shelter-in-place mandate for the coronavirus which has brought unprecedented change in our neighborhoods and has heavily impacted construction related businesses in our communities. Like so many others, our industry is facing uncertainty on a multitude of levels and we have limited ability to forecast what’s on the horizon. Throughout this challenge, the Marin Builders Association is standing firm in our leadership role with the help of dedicated, local and civic-minded professionals. We will continue to be a unifying force and beacon for our local industry to persevere through these difficult times. The now overused but poignant phrase “we’re in this together” has never felt more true. At the Marin Builders Association, we define success by helping to bring communities together to solve problems for the benefit of all and we remain steadfast in our goals. We are continuing our efforts to streamline and improve the permitting process for contractors and homeowners across Marin. In an effort to support the next generation of builders, we look forward to continuing our work with the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation to prepare high school students and adults to enter the construction workforce. We hope you and yours remain healthy, strong and supported, and we thank you for your support by picking up a copy of this year’s guide. Read on to access the resources, expertise and connections of the Marin Builders Association. For much more, visit us at



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BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY For over 60 years the Marin Builders Association has worked on behalf of our members to help build the vibrant and beautiful community we enjoy today.



The Marin Builders Association serves the construction industry by promoting high ethical and professional standards, providing quality business support services to our members, and working responsibly with our community for the enhancement of the building industry.

PRESIDENT John Pope Old Town Glass

We work to help our members grow and enhance the positive influence of our industry within our community. We advocate for our members, our profession, and our industry. We provide valuable business building benefits, services, and programs. We source, produce, and publish the Marin Home Resource Guide. We are governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and managed by a professional staff team. For more complete information about our organization including biographies, meeting schedules, and more visit


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BUILDING THE FUTURE TOGETHER Marin Builders Association is committed to creating life-changing opportunities for young people in Marin. In addition to our annual Scholarship Program, we've collaborated with the Marin County Office of Education, College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation to help students gain invaluable experience in the trades. We provide a collaborative, local approach to construction workforce training that includes recruitment, training, and placement. Learn more about our partnered career programs at:



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North Bay Construction Corps – Marin Class: Sponsored by Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program places high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms. Each cohort concludes with a 2-week, onsite construction bootcamp followed by a hiring fair and possible job placement.

Training the future leaders in our industry has never been more important. Mario Ghilotti’s vision was to encourage and assist the next generation to get into construction and the trades. We are so pleased with our partnership with Marin Builders Association, which helps to bring the North Bay Construction Corps to students in Marin.


ROP Construction Technology Program: A partnership with Marin County Office of Education Nearly three decades ago, the Marin Builders Association helped to create the Regional Occupational Program Construction Technology Class to help introduce high school students to the construction industry.

We so appreciate your partnership and support of this incredible construction education program and the learning opportunity it provides for students in our community. – Mike Grant, Marin County Office of Education

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Year in Review & Looking Ahead

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YEAR IN REVIEW & 2019 seems like a decade ago! We engaged members and our community in new and creative ways, developed strategic partnerships, launched innovative programs, and hosted record-setting events.




Partnered on two new industry workforce development programs

Partnered to organize and develop North Bay Construction Corps Program - Marin.

Executed the Permit Simplicity business plan with our partners in Novato and Tiburon

Provided scholarships totaling over $20,000



Expanded partnerships with local and regional organizations


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LOOKING AHEAD As we emerge from the challenges and changes brought on by COVID-19, the Marin Builders Association will help facilitate a bright future for our industry, our workforce, and the young people in our community. As part of our 5 year vision in 2018, we asked what does Marin Builders Association look like in 2023?

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BEFORE HIRING A CONTRACTOR Check to see if the contractor is a member of the Marin Builders Association in good standing at Check the contractor license number at www.cslb. to make sure it is current and in good standing. Ask to see the contractor’s pocket license and a current photo ID.

In light of Covid-19 and out of concern for the health and safety of our members, employees, industry and community — we sadly do not plan to host any events in any capacity for the foreseeable future. Even beyond this next period, the guidance from health authorities is to avoid having large groups get together for a while. Given this, we're postponing any large in-person events we had planned including Member Mornings, Scholarship Awards Reception and our Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser. Some of these we may hold as virtual events instead and we'll share more details on that soon. Please visit for the most up-to-date information. The most important thing we can do is focus our attention on helping our members protect their businesses amidst the new challenges we all face. Please know that we remain committed to finding alternative ways to network, share industry news, and provide relevant resources through and community forums on Facebook and LinkedIn. Take care of yourselves. We'll continue to do everything we can to help our community stay safe, informed, and connected so that we can all get back up and running again soon.

Ask for a list of current contact information (telephone number and business address) for the contractor, subcontractors, and suppliers. Find out from your local building department whether your project needs a building permit and confirm that your contractor will obtain all necessary permits. Bring in a contractor early, but retain them with a contract with which you are comfortable. This will help you design a project that is low stress and within your budget. Get at least three contractor bids and references, and check out, in person, each prospective contractor’s recent similar projects.



Ask whether your contractor carries general liability insurance for employees in case accidental damage occurs during the project, and workers’ compensation insurance for employees. Make sure all project materials and expectations are spelled out and signed in a written contract, including clean-up, debris removal, and site security. Ask your contractor if he or she understands your project expectations. Schedule and document each phase of your project and the corresponding payment schedule. Do not let payments get ahead of the work. Pay no more than 10% down or $1,000, whichever is less. Avoid paying in cash. Keep all of your project documents, including payments and photographs, in a job file. Try researching your contractor’s name online for additional reviews.

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A Fire-Resistant Future

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LOOKING TOWARD A FIRE-RESISTANT FUTURE Growing up in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, wildfire has always been a fear in my family’s heart. In 1988 our home was uncomfortably close to Northern California’s infamous 49er fire and we witnessed the destructive and life-threatening potential that fires can have on a community. Back then however, the annual fire season was not as long or severe as it is today.



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By Guest Contributor: Heather Wright Foye Wright Architecture

As an architect serving families who have gone through this trauma in the Tubbs and Camp Fires, I have admired their incredible, unbreakable spirit as they skillfully navigate the rebuilding process with a vision of their family’s future in mind. My first task is to listen with care so that I can tactfully guide discussions on ways to rebuild and upgrade from previous structures. My second task is

to do everything I can to defend their new home from the threat of fire so they can feel secure at home again. The good news is that the California Residential Code (CRC) demands much better fire-resistant design than previous decades. The bad news is that there is no fire-proof construction. So, where do we start? We start with life safety. ››


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Install fire-resistant materials on the exterior of your home. Siding such as fiber

The following are all current, standard construction requirements of the CRC (California Residential Code) for newly built or substantially remodeled homes that are in endangered areas. The code calls this the Wildland Urban Interface zone (or WUI zone). Essentially, these are the areas that are most at risk for wildfire. These required upgrades will need to be documented in your construction plans when you pull a permit with your city or county. Your architect will be the one documenting these and can walk you through the reasoning behind each requirement.

cement board, stucco, or concrete all meet this designation.

Install dual-pane, tempered windows which will resist heat


Install interior fire sprinklers. In the event that the structure catches fire, sprinklers can be the factor that saves lives.

longer than single pane windows and will protect you against sharp shattering glass in the event that the glass does shatter.

Create defensible space and plant pyrophytic landscaping, which are plants that have adapted to tolerate fire. The goal is to keep the fire away from the building and mitigate any pathways the fire can use to access the structure.

Create a fire truck turn-around if your home is far enough from the main road. The goal is to allow the fire department to get close enough so that their hoses can be effective. If they can’t turnaround, they will not bring in a truck.


Request a fire hydrant if there isn’t already one located close enough to your home.

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Install a fire-resistant, Class-A roof assembly, which is tested and listed to resist fire. This will reduce the chances that flying embers will ignite your roof.

Install fire-resistant vents to your attic and crawlspace and effectively

Install “leaf-proof” gutters

keep embers from entering these interior spaces.

and keep them clean of flammable debris which can catch fire when embers land on them.

Install battery back-up for garage door openers. This is insurance against being trapped in your garage when the power is out.

Discontinue use of flammable landscaping materials – like wood chips – to reduce all fuel close to the house.

Clearly indicate your home address so that the home can be

Clear fuels 10 feet back from your driveway. This will

identified and communication about which properties have been saved or lost can happen effectively.

increase the chances that you and the fire department can get in or out when there is fire nearby.

Design driveway gates so that the fire department can access your property even when the power is out. The main component of this is a knox box, which is a small safe mounted to the gate that holds keys for fire department access.

While the above are required for new construction or substantial remodels in WUI zones, they can also be used for defense in all areas. There is an added cost to constructing your home this way, which varies based on your particular project’s layout and features. Work with your contractor early in the process to understand the rough costs. This is money well invested, as these requirements resist fire far better than the standard construction techniques used when many homes in California were built. ››


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8 MEASURES THAT GO ABOVE AND BEYOND In addition to the previously listed measures, there are other construction “best practices” that go above and beyond to reduce the possibility that fire will catch, or at the very least, slow it enough to allow escape from your home.



Construct your home with a ventless roof assembly, essentially removing attic vents in favor of a tightly sealed assembly. This eliminates one path that is common for ember entry. While fire resistant vents are great, they do not completely eliminate the possibility of ember intrusion.

Install “rain bird” sprinklers on your roof to create a moisture barrier around your house.

Our greatest first step to defense against tragedy is obtaining information and being as ready as possible. - Heather Wright Foye, Wright Architecture


Construct your home with a slab on grade foundation, which eliminates crawl space and crawl space venting. By eliminating vents, even fire-resistant ones, you remove possible entry points for fire.


Build your walls with Type X Gypsum board

on the exterior of the walls, under your siding. This will be yet another layer of resistance.

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Construct the bones of your walls out of fire-resistant materials. This includes rammed earth, insulated concrete forms or concrete.


Opt out of wood. Build trellises, fences, decks or other accessories out of steel or fire-resistant materials.

As fires are now an annual reality for Californians, it is essential to create a plan with your lovedones and make sure you have an emergency bag packed.


Below are a few great resources which can help prepare all of us.

Turning your neighborhood into a “firewise neighborhood,” a term used by the National Fire Protection Association and many jurisdictions. This includes preparation such as creating a defensible community, alert systems, and coordination for evacuation.

Find out about what Marin County is doing on a local level.

Organize your community for defense and a quick response.

Review regional retrofit guides to increase fire safety for your home and business. regional-wildfire-retrofitguides/



Please keep in mind that while these tactics are very effective, they will not make your home fire-proof. They will, however, protect your life and increase the chances that the fire will move past your home with minimal damage. For an existing home, the best way to determine which strategies to implement is to discuss the options with your architect, builder and local fire department. As a team you can evaluate the costs and benefits, and decide which strategies are right for your home.

Install an emergency generator, solar or electrical battery backup so you can still operate your home if the power is cut off.

About the author: Heather Wright Foye is the founder and principal at Wright Architecture in San Rafael. See a demo video of these safety upgrades in action. protect-your-home-fromwildfire/ Understand the Wildland Urban Interface Code. sites/SAFELandscapes/Fire_ resistant_buildings/ 25

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Powering Through

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By Guest Contributor: Dana Smith SolarCraft

For many of us in Marin, our relationship with PG&E changed dramatically with the Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS) events last fall. Thousands of us were suddenly plunged into darkness for days, even weeks, impacting our lives at home and at work. Unfortunately, these lengthy power outages are now the new normal to keep us safe during fire season. ››


Powering Through

›› Having worked in the solar industry for a decade, I’m often asked my opinion about the best solution to outlast the next PSPS. When evaluating your options for emergency power, there are a number of factors to consider in the decision-making process. Here are some observations from a solar industry insider to ensure you aren’t left in the dark:

Optimize solar with battery power: For many homeowners who have switched over to solar, the financial and environmental benefits far outweigh the cost. But last fall many solar customers were surprised to find they were in the dark, along with their neighbors. Why? For safety reasons, solar systems shut off when the PG&E power goes off. The missing piece is having solar batteries, which are used to store solar-produced energy to recharge your battery and power your home day or night.

Be smart with your battery use: Once considered a nice-to-have backup measure for the occasional blackout, solar battery storage is now considered a primary mitigation tool to power your home. A properly sized solar system and battery can power your home indefinitely – if there is plenty of sun. The more energy you require during an outage, the more battery capacity you’ll need. While the combo should work well during sunny days, solar battery systems will provide limited support during a rainy week or storm-related outage. Many elect to power some parts of their home by designating ‘dedicated loads’ to be judicious during times of need.



Small generators are budget friendly: Small portable generators do well to keep your refrigerator running and cell phones charged. Look for EPA III and CARB compliant for low emissions. Larger generators are usually the loudest, carry the most risks, and are a neighborhood noise nuisance. All generators are carbon emitting devices, and last fall there were numerous carbon monoxide poisonings and generator– caused fires, so proceed with caution, no matter the size.

Permanent generator installation: External home generators that are permanently installed on a concrete pad and wired into your home offer the greatest convenience. They automatically switch on during an outage, and then power the home. They are middle range on decibels – you can tell which neighbors in your area have installed them – but they aren’t obnoxiously loud. This is the safest generator solution which is installed and maintained by certified professionals. To power through the next PSPS event, the winning combination is a balancing act between your family’s safety, the energy needs of your home during an emergency, noise and air pollution, your relationship with your neighbors, your budget, and the environment. We at SolarCraft hope that you and your family are well-informed and prepared to remain safe through these upcoming PSPS events. About the author: Dana Smith is Director of Solar and Business Operations at SolarCraft, the North Bay’s leading solar provider for 35 years.

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PROACTIVE HOME STEWARDSHIP YIELDS HIGH ROI By Guest Contributor: Alex Stadtner Healthy Building Science, Inc.

Our home is one of our greatest assets, but for many of us, it is more than a financial investment. We pour sweat equity and emotion into creating a safe and healthy place for our families to shelter and rest. We build a sanctuary.

There are chronic and acute threats to every building, yet very few devote the necessary budget or planning for the proper maintenance of a home. To stay ahead of expensive and stressful setbacks, there are significant benefits to regular inspections, proactive home maintenance, and emergency preparedness. A good home stewardship program covers hundreds of items that should be inspected and serviced every year. A rule of thumb for budgeting is to allocate between 1–4% of the home’s value for annual home maintenance. For a $1 million house that is $10-40K/year on maintenance. This percentage may sound exorbitant, but this also considers the cumulative impacts of big projects like deck replacements, painting and new roofs (not to mention the unexpected). ››


Proactive Home Stewardship

Acute Threats These are threats we cannot prevent, but we can mitigate their harm and be prepared. The difference between quickly responding after a flood and waiting a week can result in significant mold growth, additional structural damages, and literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in mitigation expenses. Just like having a fire evacuation plan for your family, you should also have an emergency response plan for your home. To minimize the risks of fire, home hardening is a valuable proactive step. A good general contractor can provide an expert assessment and detailed estimate for upgrading attic and crawlspace vents, adding gutter guards and exterior sprinklers, thinning vegetation, and more. Earthquakes are included in acute threats and may include both flooding and fire. Include a kit of tarps and duct tape, have your home insurance contact info onhand, and identify best-in-class remediation contractors beforehand. Seismic upgrades and installing an earthquake shutoff valve also mitigate risk of catastrophic loss.

Chronic Threats Sun, water, temperature swings, debris accumulation, termites, and normal wear and tear all take a toll. These slow-moving threats may cause enormous damage over a building’s lifecycle. Good waterproofing details on new construction, and maintaining existing coatings and watercontrol systems on existing buildings, help minimize longterm expenses. Cleaning gutters and regularly testing downspouts and site drainage is a classic example. Enlisting a professional to proactively inspect and service 34


these water control systems greatly reduces your risk of flooding and water damage. Touch-up paint, replacing old caulk and weather-stripping, power-washing, staining old wooden decks and stairs are a few common maintenance items that go unnoticed until a significant (and expensive) problem develops. There are financial and emotional benefits to proactive home stewardship, too. Keeping your #1 asset in top condition allows you to take pride in your home and not worry about all the lengthy “to-do” lists that plague many of us. And should you have to sell your home unexpectedly, you will earn the highest return possible and be sale-ready immediately. As Industrial Hygienists and general contractors we regularly determine the cause and extent of damages to buildings. We see the difference in projects that were prepared vs. unprepared, and more than half of the identified problems can be traced back to deferred maintenance. By keeping your home in top condition through regular, proactive maintenance, you’ll yield the greatest financial and emotional rewards – the last of which can be priceless. About the author: Alex Stadtner is President of Healthy Building Science, Inc., specializing in quarterly home maintenance and specialty contracting.

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THE HARDSCAPE SOLUTION FOR HOME PROTECTION As a Northern California homeowner it is important to consider construction features that help address unexpected events from fire, earthquakes, and water damage. Outdoor living spaces incorporating hardscapes are a great option – not only do they add curb appeal and increase property value, they provide safety and protection against the forces of nature. Hardscapes range from basic walkways and driveways to more complex installations incorporating retaining walls at varying elevations, steps leading into patios, and more. While these can be DIY projects, it is important to know that industry standard construction practices are required for durability and safety. If corners are cut to provide lower project costs, or the installation is done by someone lacking experience and knowledge, you may find yourself with problems in the short term and down the road, undermining the intended purpose of the hardscape in the first place.


By Guest Contributor: Adam Borcherdt Adam’s Hardscapes


If taking on a project yourself, one misperception for paver or stone installations is that only the top layer of soil needs to be excavated and the existing soil will be sufficient for the base layer. This is a big mistake! To ensure the longevity of your project, soil subgrades must be inspected and any large stones, organic matter, and standing water removed. Ideally, the subgrade is machine compacted. Next, a layer of compacted Class II road base (6-10”) is installed followed by a 1 inch layer of bedding sand. This should be concrete sand; masonry sand or crusher dust are not recommended because they do not compact adequately, causing pavers to shift and settle.

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These hardscape solutions are engineered to maintain your home’s integrity in the face of natural threats:

FIRES: To help protect against wildfires, FEMA encourages “defensible space” and recommends hardscapes to create firebreaks for Zone 1 (extends at least 30 feet from the structure in all directions and up to 100 feet in certain instances, like downhill lots). Concrete pavers, stone driveways and patios, along with concrete and stone walls help achieve this, while providing beautiful outdoor living spaces. EARTHQUAKES: In seismic areas where the ground tends to shift, concrete paver driveways are a great consideration because of their ability to shift with the ground rather than remain rigid and crack like other types of driveways can. Aside from the versatility in color and style, concrete paver driveways are easy to maintain, they can last a lifetime and they lend a look of elegance to any property.

FLOODS: Segmental concrete block and stone retaining walls are an excellent long lasting solution to prevent erosion. With stormwater management specifications being enforced, permeable paver installations are a good option to reduce impervious property area.


Prior to any excavation make sure to contact USA North 811 so that any underground utility lines (gas, electric, water, AT&T, etc.) are located and marked. Occasionally utility pipes/lines may have been installed without a permit and their locations not known, thus dig with caution! Hardscapes installed according to industry standards will last for many years, providing space to enjoy time with friends and family, while adding extra protection against nature’s unknowns. Hiring a licensed contractor is a great way to ensure your hardscape is installed properly and safely. About the author: Adam Borcherdt is the owner of Adam’s Hardscapes, specializing in concrete pavers, retaining walls and custom stone work. References:,,,,


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New Year, New ADU: New Laws and Best Practices for Accessory Dwelling Units By Guest Contributor: Lindsay Moon Green Galaxy Builders

Adjacent or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are all the rage right now— they’re a real means of improving the value of your home, could significantly help the housing crisis, can create an income stream, and can even allow for multi-generational living in harmony. ››


New Year, New ADU

›› For all their benefits, there’s a lot of misinformation leading consumers into thinking these units can be plopped-down anywhere and are ready to use. The good news is that in January 2020, California passed several new ADU laws to remove some of the red tape and even institute reductions in permit costs. So, how do you get started?

HAVE A REALISTIC BUDGET: Don’t be fooled by false advertising —those ads where you see kit homes for $50k? You still need to factor-in a full set of plans, permits, civil engineering, drainage, sewer line, plumbing and electrical, dig and pour for a new foundation, and assembly. Be prepared to have a budget of at least about $200k - $250k depending on size. For a higher-end unit, you could expect to pay even more, but there are plenty of great financing options available.

DETERMINE THE STRUCTURE TYPE: There’s something to be said for alternative ways of building prefab like SIPS and modular. SIPS (structurally insulated panels) are prefab


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wall panels that click together like Lego and are cheaper and faster than traditional methods. Modular are prefab boxes that are completed in a factory and then shipped to a site. These methods enable building faster, greener, and for less money than traditional stick-frame construction. These building types are viable options for ADU’s, new homes, multi-family and commercial. Make sure you have a firm grasp on what kind of dwelling and construction process you’re willing to dive into.

DO THOROUGH VENDORVETTING: There are a lot of ADU vendors out there, and some have a great product and marketing. Be sure to ask how many units they’ve actually placed, and what’s included in their pricing. Another good question is to inquire if they’ve built any ADUs in your area that you could see in person. Be sure you know what you’re getting into with each vendor, and openly discuss their pre-construction procedures.


DON’T OVERLOOK PRE-CONSTRUCTION: To get from square one (no plans, no permit) to readyto-build is a big process. If you don’t want to handle this yourself, you’ll need a construction management company that can. Be sure to work with an established firm and always call references. Once plans are ready, bring up to three contractors in to bid. Using a design-build team might also be of preference. The nuts and bolts of ADUs might seem daunting, and if it were any easier or cheaper, there would be trucks lined-up around the county! The investment in time and energy pays off exponentially. And hey – when you’re ready to bite-off that kitchen or bath remodel, guess where you get to stay? Right in your own backyard! About the author: Lindsay Moon is the North Bay Rep at Green Galaxy Builders who specialize in building with SIPS.



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Meet Jim Schalich: 2020 Peter Arrigoni "Building

Community Leadership" Award Recipient


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BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY The following member directory represents the current active members of the Marin Builders Association as of May 2020. For the most up-to-date listings of Marin Builders Association members please visit us online at


Meet Jim Schalich

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MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION HONORS JIM SCHALICH WITH PETER ARRIGONI BUILDING COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD Jim Schalich has been selected by the Marin Builders Association as the 2020 recipient of the Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award. The award was established in 2019 in honor of the late Peter Arrigoni who was General Manager of the Marin Builders Association from 1977 to 2003 and served on the Marin County Board of Supervisors from 1968 to 1976. The award recognizes an individual for excellence in industry leadership and community involvement. Awardees are considered based on their dedication to industry, commitment to education, and their support of the Marin Builders Association. Jim is principal and co-founder at Schalich Brothers Construction, founded in 1980. They specialize in new custom home construction and remodels in both the residential and small commercial sectors in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma Counties. They are family owned with long time employees, reliable sub-contractors and look forward to constructing great buildings for another 40 years. Jim is being recognized for his unwavering support of the Marin Builders Association through both smooth and challenging times. During his time as President, Jim led the Board through a leadership transition by helping to recruit, train, and introduce a new association CEO. Under Jim’s leadership the Marin Builders Association saw double digit-event attendance growth, the introduction of new benefit programs, and year-over-year membership expansion. His leadership brings with it a sense of belonging toward his fellow members and directors, regardless if they are long-time members or new to the association. Schalich Brothers joined the association in 1981 and Jim first joined the Board of Directors in 2007. He was elected as Vice President in 2012 and served as President 44

of the Board in 2013-2014. He has assisted with all the Marin Builders Association committees including Public Relations, Finance, Construction Education Advisory, Insurance, and the Builders Association


Jim Schalich said, “I am truly humbled to be recognized by a group of people so loyal to our industry and our community. It has been an inspiring, rewarding, and fun journey with an amazing group of dedicated leaders.” The Marin Builders Association is honored to present the 2020 Peter Arrigoni Building Community Award to Jim Schalich of Schalich Brothers Construction.

We are privileged Jim has chosen to dedicate so much time, energy, and positivity to grow and improve our association, our members, and our community - Rick Wells, Marin Builders Association CEO

Political Action Committee. He has attended countless events including member mornings, networking events, educational seminars, hiring fairs, board retreats, golf tournaments, mixers, crab fests, and scholarship awards. For over 13 years, Jim has directly supported the association and the industry, regardless of the event, program, or initiative. He also helped remodel the Marin Builders Association offices in San Rafael. Jim is dedicated to the Marin Builders Association’s ongoing support of education. He has served on the Construction Education Advisory Committee since it relaunched in 2015. Under his watch, the scholarship fund awarded nearly $30,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in Marin. Since 1978 the Marin Builders Association has awarded nearly one million dollars in scholarships to deserving high school seniors. “I think Pete Arrigoni would be proud to know that Jim is being recognized in his honor. We are privileged Jim has chosen to dedicate so much time, energy, and positivity to grow and improve our association, our members, and our community,” added Rick Wells, Marin Builders Association CEO.

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0-9 1-2-3-Floor 58 24/7 Locksmith Solutions 60 3 Day Blinds 64, 49 38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc. 52 777 Plumbing, Inc. 62

A Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal 58, 32 Abacus Group Builders, Inc. 52 ABC Supply Co., Inc. 63 Able Roofing Co., Inc. 63 Accuchex Corporation 50 Adam's Hardscapes 60, 49, 36 Advance Business Services 57 Adventures In Production 52 Ahmed's Moving Express, Inc. 61 ALIST, Inc. 50 All Phase Roofing, Inc. 63 All Terrain, Inc. 57 Allen Enterprises 52 Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. 59 Allied Rental Company LLC 63 Alt Electric 56 Alten Construction, Inc. 51 American Institute of Architects - SF Chapter 61

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American River Benefits Administrators 55 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 58 Amplified Lifestyles 50 Anaya Tile Stone, Inc. 64 AND THEM 58 Andersen Windows & Doors 64 Andres Martinez Painting, Inc. 61 Anello Painting and Construction 61 Anywhere CPR 61 Arbor Day Tree Care 64 Arc Agency 60 Ard Mac Electric, Inc. 56, 9 Ares Commercial Properties 63 Arntz Builders, Inc. 51 Aroon Masand, Financial Rep and Agent, New York Life Insurance Company 59 Arrington Construction 52 Arrow Builders, Inc. 52 ARS Roofing, Gutters & Solar 64 Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc. 57 Audac 59 Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc. 51 Aussie Roofing, Inc. 63

B Baldenebro Construction 52 Bank of Marin 50 Bank of San Francisco 50 Barahona Construction 52 BARKLEY builders, inc. 52 Baswell Plumbing 62 Bauman Landscape & Construction 59 Bay Area Crane Service, Inc. 55 Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc. 63 Bay Area Subcontractors Association (BASA) 61 Bay City Mechanical, Inc. 58 Bay County Builders, Inc. 52 Bayside Builders 52 Bayside HVAC Products, LLC 58 BBSI (Barrett Business Services, Inc.) 55 Bedrock Concrete Construction 51 Benjamin Moore & Co. 61 Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc. 58 Bertotti Landscaping, Inc. 59 Betancourt Home Builders, Inc. 53 BHM Construction, Inc. 51, 53 Bill Russell Design 60 BioMarin Pharmaceutical 61 Blue Anchor Building Company 53 Bob Kunst Painting, Inc. 61, 18 Boeck & Associates Painting Company 61 Bolds Risk & Insurance Services 59 Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc. 59 Borton Petrini, LLP 60

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Bravo Restoration & Construction 63, 49 Bruce Enterprises 62 Buchholz Landscaping Company 59 Budget Blinds of Marin 64 Buel Engineering 57 Buhler Commercial Construction 51 Burkell Plumbing, Inc. 62

C C. H. Bull Company 63 Cal-West Rentals, Inc. 63, 28 California Space Organizers, Inc. 51 Canty Real Estate Group, Inc. 63 Carl J. Augusto Plumbing 62 Carpenters Local #35 61 Cartwright Construction 53 Castaneda Iron Works 61 Central Valley Environmental 55 Ceramic Tile Design 64 Changing Places 61 Charles Melin & Sons, Inc. 53 Cherokee Construction 51 City Carpets 58, 41 City Front Plumbing 62 Clare Michael Interiors 56 Clearly Organized Closets by Space Makers 51 Clough Construction 57, 65 Coastside Concrete & Construction, Inc. 51 College of Marin 56, 42 Compass Concrete Coatings 51, 30 Contractors Business Centers 56 Cook Construction 53 Coughlan Napa CPA Company, Inc. 50 County of Marin Community Development Agency Sustainability Team 58, 26 CP Sheetmetal 58 CPi Developers 63 Crafted Earth, Inc. 56 CRC Builders, Inc. 51, 53 Cruise Americard/Boyett Petroleum 58 CTW Kitchen & Bath 62 CWS Construction Group 51, 53

D D & H Construction 51, 53 D & R Construction 53 Dan Fix Landscape Construction 59 Dan Young Construction, Inc. 53 David Freeman Painting 61 David White & Associates 59 De Carli's Petaluma Butane Distributor 58 De La Montanya Trucking 64 De Luna Construction, LLC 53 De Mello Roofing 63 Decks by Woodmasters 57 45

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DeGregory Painting and Decorating 61 Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction 51 Denny's House of Plumbing 62 Design Line Insurance Agency 59 Design Set Match 56 Design/Build Specialists, Inc. 56 DESIGNCORPS 56 Desire to Inspire Studios 60 Desmond & Wallace, Inc. 51, 53 Devincenzi Concrete Construction 51 DHC Supplies, Inc. 60 Diaz Construction 53 Dibble & Company 55 Diego Brothers, Inc. 51, 53 Diego Quality Construction 53 Dina Bandman Interiors 56 Division Seven 61 DMH Land Use Planning 63 Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc. 59 Door Pros, Inc. 58 Dotto Glass 64 Doug Monti Construction 51, 53 Downing Heating & Air Conditioning 58 Dutra 51 DWC 61

E E.F. Brett and Company, Inc. 51 Earthwise Energy 64 Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Becket Colombo 58 Elex Solutions 56 Empire Floors 58 Emser Tile 64, 65 Energy Calc Company 55 Envision Builders, Inc. 53 Eric B. Wong, DDS 61 Ethan Allen Corte Madera 59 Eureka Valley Floor Company 58 Evenich Construction, Inc. 51, 53, 49 Eventful Events, Inc. 60 Exchange Bank 50

F Fairfax Lumber & Hardware 60 Fairway Design & Construction, Inc. 53 Farallon Company 57 Farnsworth Mayflower 61 Ferguson / The Bath + Beyond 62 Fire Technologies 58 Fireplace Door Guy, LLC 58 Fisher Phillips 60 Fitzpatrick's Heating & Air Conditioning 59 Floortex Design 58 Florence Livingston Interiors 56 46

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Flores Builders 53 Floyd Construction, Inc. 51, 53 Fontana Construction, Inc. 52, 53, 11 Forde's Larkspur Self Storage 61 Framework Organizational Development 50 Frey Incorporated 56 Friedmans Appliance 50 Future Bright Digital 60

G G Family, Inc. 56 Gaidano & Sons Painting & Decorating 61 Gaidmore Furniture 51 Gannon Construction Company 53 Garrett W. Burdick - Luxury Real Estate Vanguard Properties 63, 35 Gazzoli Construction, Inc. 53 George Petersen Insurance Agency 59, 35 Ghilotti Bros., Inc. 57, 6, 13 Ghilotti Construction Company 57, 68 Glass Concepts, LLC 64 GLB Architects 50 Global Gray Matter, LLC 55 Golden Gate Builders, Inc. 53 Golden State Lumber, Inc. 60, 4 Goltermann Real Estate & Construction 53 Good Bones Design Build 56 Goodman Building Supply 60 Gotelli Plumbing Company 62 Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co. 55 Grant Painting 61 Green Galaxy Builders, Inc. 52, 53, 39 Green Light Architecture 50 Greener Excavations and Construction, Inc. 51 GreenLynx 55 Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc. 62 GSI Landscaping 59 Gubbins Building Company, Inc. 53 Gusiff Marketing Group 60

H H & H Painting, Inc. 61 Habitat 55 Habitat for Humanity 61 Harte Building & Design 56 Hartnett Construction 53 Hayes and Associates Construction, Inc. 53 Headlands Hardscaping & Design 53 Healthy Building Science, Inc. 53, 33 Hearth & Home of Marin 58 Heffernan Insurance Brokers 59 Heights Park Insurance Services 59 Hendricks Land Corporation 63 Hennessey Construction, Inc. 53 Henris Roofing Company 63


Herb's Pool Service & Construction, Inc. 64 Heritage Bank of Commerce 51 High Tech Screens & Shades 64 Hillside Drilling, Inc. 57 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin 61 Hoffmann Construction, Inc. 53 HoloBuilder, Inc. 59 Homeward Bound of Marin 61 Howard Scanlan 53 Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design 50 Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. 55

I I. Cannan Electric 56 ILS Associates, Inc. 57 Imbimbo Concrete, Inc. 51 IMC Painting & Drywall 61 Independent Electric Supply, Inc. 56 Indian Valley Golf Club 58 INsite Networks, Inc. 59 Integrity Electric, Inc. 56 Irrigation Repair Service 59 Italics 64

J J & R Thompson, Inc. 62 J.G. Becerra Landscape Management 51 Jack London Kitchen & Bath 62 Jackson's Hardware, Inc. 60, 35 Jakela, Inc. (dba Asbestos Control Center) 52, 53 James G. Lino Construction 53 James S. Young Construction 53 James W. Josephs & Company 53 Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc. 53 Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc. 52 Jimenez Construction 53 Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc. 61 John C. Hill Construction 54 John C. Hom & Associates 57 John Paul Butti 55 John Pope, Inc. 52 John Seidler Painting 62 Johnson Electric 56 Jones Garage Door Co., Inc. 58 JS Company 57 Jungsten Construction 54 Just Fences and Decks 57

K Kadima-Schoepp, Inc. 54 Karkabi Construction 54 Kate Warner: Construction Lawyer 60, 66 KBI Painting, Inc. 62 KC Pro Painting 62 KCK Builders, Inc. 54

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Kelly Pacific Construction 54 Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc. 62, 11 Kerr Construction, Inc. 54 Kerri Schultze, Account Executive, Ray Morgan Company 59 Kitchens Inside Out 56 KP Promotions 55 Krekow Jennings, Inc. 52, 54 KuhelBreez HR Consultant 64 Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc. 62

L L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. 59 Lamperti Contracting & Design 56, 17 Land Co Environments, Inc. 60 Landmark Builders 54 Larrabure Construction and Design 56 Larry C. Levy, Consultant 64 Launch / Five 4 Five 55 Laura Slanec, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Drysdale Properties 63 Laurie E. Friedman AIA Earthlight Dwellings 50 LCA Architects 50 Leak Detection Pros, Inc. 59 Limpio Professional Cleaning 55 Linscott Engineering Contractors, Inc. 57 LMS Bookkeeping 50 Lucas Valley Designs 54

M MacPhail Properties, Inc. 63 Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. 57 Maguire Construction 54 Maher Accountancy 50 Maldonado Construction 52, 54 Maloney Construction, Inc. 52, 54 Manuel Vazquez Landscaping, Inc. 60 Marelli Drywall 56 Marin Color Service, Inc. 62, 38 Marin County Ford 50 Marin Economic Forum 61 Marin H2O, Inc. 62 Marin Independent Journal 50, 17 Marin Landscape Materials 51 Marin Republic Construction 54, 38 Marin Roto-Rooter 62, 41 Marin Sanitary Service 55, 67 Marin Termite Control Co., Inc. 62 Marin Tree Service 64 MarinHealth Medical Center 61 Marion Landscaping 60 Mark J. Rice, Esq. 60, 49 Martin & Harris 50 Mary Jean Koontz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate, Corcoran Global Living 63, 65

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Massa Construction Company 54 Mato Account Works 50, 31 Max Design & Construction 56 Mazzoni & Associates, Inc. 55 MBT Builders, Inc. 52, 54 McDevitt Construction Partners, Inc. 52, 54 McGuire & Sons Construction 54 McLeran Roofing Co. 63, 6 McPhail Fuel Co. 58 Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc. 60 Meredith P. Jensen - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 58 Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders 54 Mertel Carpets 58 Meylan Construction, Inc. 52 Michael Paul Company, Inc. 57 Miconi Marble & Tile 64 Miele 50 Mike Brown Electric Company 56 Mike Mariani Electric, Inc. 56 Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc. 62 Mikkelsen Painting 62 Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc. 55 Miller Shingle Company 60, 9 Milwaukee Tool 60 Minden Group Builders 52, 54 Minuteman Press of Marin 63 Mission Wood Products 64 MK Builders 54 MLS Tile 64 Modern Structural 57, 28 Moliver Landscape 60 Monark Premium Appliance 50 Monster Tree Service North Bay 64 MoonDance Painting 62 Morris Roofing Company 63 Muddy Boots Construction Management 55 Muldoon Construction, Inc. 54 MurphyMcKenna Construction 54 Murray Engineers, Inc. 57

N Nancy Built, LLC 54 Nancy M. Marion, Mortgage Advisor 58 Natal Modica Construction, Inc. 54 Naturworks Pest Control 62 Nest Design Co., Inc. 56 New Avenue, Inc. 56 Nichelini & Sons, Inc. 52, 54 Nolan Construction, Inc. 58 Norcal PTAC / Marin SBDC 61 North Bay Business Journal 50 North Bay Landscape Management, Inc. 60

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North Bay NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) 61 North Marin Painting, Inc. 62 NorthBay biz 50 Northern Pacific Roofing 63 Northgate Garage Doors, Inc. 58, 38 Novato Chamber of Commerce 61 Novato Glass, Inc. 64

O Oak River Landscaping, Inc. 60 Old Town Glass 64, 2 Ongaro & Sons 59 Onspot Welding & Design, Inc. 61 ORION Protection Services Group, Inc. 63 Orlando Diaz, Senior Loan Consultant, Guarantee Mortgage 63 Outdoor Environments 60

P Pac West Painting, Inc. 62 Pacific Door Products, Inc. 64 Pacific Gas and Electric Company 64 Pacific Hardscapes 51 Pagan Construction, LLC 54 Pallavicini Painting 62 Parente & Christopher, Attorneys at Law 60 Partners Contracting, Inc. 57 Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc. 56 Patriot Mechanical, Inc. 59 Pedersen Associates Landscape Architects 59 Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc. 62 PeopleReady 64 Pete Niederberger & Sons 52, 54 Petty Masonry, Inc. 61 Philip J. Terry, Partner, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, LLP 60 Pierpont Painting 62 Pina Plumbing, Inc. 62 Pini Hardware, Inc. 60 Plan Design Consultants, Inc. 58 Plumbing Repair Specialists 62 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC) of the Redwood Empire 61 Pound Management, Inc. 55 Powers & Lobl Construction, Inc. 52, 54 PRANDI Property Management, Inc. 63, 41 Precision Cabinets 51 Premier Bath & Kitchen A Division of PACE Supply 50, 32 Premodel Consulting 55 54 Professional Financial Investors, Inc. 63, 26 Project Management Services, LLC 57


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R L H Construction 58 Radiant Way Incorporated 59 Rafael Floors 58 Rafael Lumber Company 60 Raully Jones Construction 52, 54 Ravano & Cooney Construction 54 RC Cabinets & Closets 51 Redwood Electric 56 Redwood Engineering 57 Redwood Landfill, Recycling and Composting Center 56 Redwood Security Systems, Inc. 63 Redwood Valley Construction, Inc. 54 RHA Builders, Inc. 52, 54 Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc. 51 Rick's Energy Solutions, Inc. 55 Rising Design & Construction 56 Robert Rainsford 54 Robison Construction 57 Robles Concrete Design LLC 51 Roman's Plumbing, Inc. 62 Ross Construction Services 55 Ross Painting 62, 3 Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply 59 Roy's Sewer Service, Inc. 62 Rubenstein Supply Company 62

Siteline Builders 56 SiteOne Landscape Supply 60 Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP 60, 31 SolarCraft 64, 29, 44 Sonoma-Marin Construction 51 Sontag Construction, Inc. 54 SOS Electric 56 St. Croix Interiors 56 Steere Building & Woodworking 54 Steinbach Cabinets 51 Sterling Bank & Trust 51 Steve Janney Roofing, Inc. 63 Storek Architecture 50 Strategic 32 60 Strom Electric, Inc. 57 Stroub Construction 54 Substrate, Inc. 57 Sullivan Construction 54 Sun First Solar 64 Sunshine Construction 57 Superior Roofing Solutions 63 Supply Hound 60 Supreme Lending 63 Sutton Suzuki Architects 50 Swinerton Builders 52 Symmetric Energy 64 Synapse Electric 57



S.L.M. Builders 54 S.R. Allied Builders, Inc. 52, 54 Salamandra Associates 52, 54 Salazar Cal Cities 60 Sales and Marketing Resources 60 Sames Digital Marketing 60 San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service 60 San Rafael Chamber of Commerce 61 Sandra Bird Designs, Inc. 56 Savings Magazine 50 Schalich Brothers Construction 52, 54, 11, 44 SDI Insulation 59 Seadrift Realty 63 SERVPRO of South San Rafael/Sausalito 63 Sessi Drywall 56 Shamrock Materials, Inc. 51 Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 61 Sherwin-Williams Paint Stores of Novato and San Rafael 62 Silver Lining Design Build Co. 56 Simply Solar 64 Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc. 59 Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. 60 SinglePoint Design Build, Inc. 54

T & B Sports 55 T. H. Eller Construction 55 Tam Chiropractic 61 Tamalpais Paint & Color, Inc. 62, 9 Team Ghilotti, Inc. 57 Tech Home, Inc. 52 The Blue Book Building & Construction Network 61 The Contractors Coach 55 The Furnace Man, Inc. 59 The Garber Law Firm 60 The Land Collaborative 59 The Urban Farmer Store 60 Thinkcap Consulting 56 Thomas and Associates 63 Thompson Builders Corporation 52 Thornton Paving, Inc. 57 Tight Access Excavation, Inc. 57 Tile West 64 TMK Builders, Inc. 55 Todd Morris Fire Protection 58, 28 Tom Ganley Construction 52, 55 Tom J. Collins Construction 55 Tom Redmond Construction, Inc. 52, 55 Tomrose Construction, Inc. 52, 55


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Toyota Marin 50 Trahan Bros., Inc. 59 Travis Remodeling 55 Truitt and White - Marvin Design Gallery 64 TrustLayer 64 Tuatagaloa Contracting 57

U Union Bank 51 Universal Protective Coatings 62 UpCycle Builders, Inc. 52, 55

V Van Midde & Son Concrete 51 Van Pelt Construction Services 55 Verde Metals, Inc. 59 Vincent Sheehan Real Estate 63 Vitreo Inc. 64 Vivant Marketing Group 60

W W. Bradley Electric, Inc. 57 W.R. Forde Associates, Inc. 57 Wade Energy 55 Wagstaff + Rogers Architects 50 Water Components & Building Supply, Inc. 57 Weber Plastering, Inc. 62 Wedge Roofing, Inc. 63 Wendy Aronson Property Management 63 Wesco Fencing 57 West Coast Electric, Inc. 57 West Coast Fire & Water 63 West Coast Professional Door, Inc. 64 Westech Environmental LLC 59 Westward Builders, LLC 58 Whiteside Concrete Construction 51 Wildcat Engineering 57 Wilkinson Design & Construction 56 William G. Taylor Construction Corp. 55 Wilson's Plumbing 62 WINDfall Financial Group 59 Window Worx 64 Wise Insurance Agency 59 Womack Construction 55 Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 59 Workglue, Inc. 59 Wright Architecture 50, 49, 20

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Coughlan Napa CPA Company, Inc. 707.255.0677 Framework Organizational Development 510.606.6445 LMS Bookkeeping 415.613.3302 Maher Accountancy 415.459.1249 Mato Account Works 415.472.3946

ADVERTISING & PUBLISHING Marin Independent Journal 415.382.7297 North Bay Business Journal 707.521.5270 NorthBay biz

Friedmans Appliance 925.602.1360 Martin & Harris 415.454.2021

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Sutton Suzuki Architects 415.383.3139 Wagstaff + Rogers Architects 415.383.2160 x102 Wright Architecture


415.521.5576 510.543.4932

Monark Premium Appliance 415.453.6070 Premier Bath & Kitchen A Division of PACE Supply 707.545.7191


AUDIOVISUAL & LOW VOLTAGE ALIST, Inc. lic. 939207 C-7 415.895.1778 Amplified Lifestyles lic. 1018118 C-7 650.569.1267

AUTOMOTIVE 707.938.8844

Green Light Architecture 415.492.2841 Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design 415.383.4311 Laurie E. Friedman AIA Earthlight Dwellings 415.686.1652

Marin County Ford 415.895.3000 Toyota Marin 415.257.4343

BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS Bank of Marin 415.485.2265

707.575.8282 Savings Magazine 415.328.6263

LCA Architects 925.944.1626 Storek Architecture lic. 1033269 B

Bank of San Francisco 415.489.7133 Exchange Bank 415.720.3510




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Heritage Bank of Commerce 415.456.6000 Sterling Bank & Trust 415.453.2929 Union Bank 415.446.1859

CABINETRY Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc. lic. 288206 D12,D24 415.472.4171 California Space Organizers, Inc. lic. 866993 C61,D34 415.454.7477 Gaidmore Furniture 415.884.2939 Precision Cabinets lic. 470191 B 925.634.5552 RC Cabinets & Closets lic. 985074 C6 707.664.1900 Steinbach Cabinets lic. 694518 C6 415.453.7322

CLOSETS Clearly Organized Closets by Space Makers 415.444.5596



Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc. 415.924.1040

Cherokee Construction lic. 427589 B 510.222.1689

Robles Concrete Design LLC lic. 1043602 C-61, D06 415.690.8174

CRC Builders, Inc. lic. 998730 B

Coastside Concrete & Construction, Inc. lic. 995338 A,B,C8 707.695.6022

Shamrock Materials, Inc. 415.455.1575

CWS Construction Group lic. 811153 B 415.599.5585

Compass Concrete Coatings lic. 526659 C33 707.708.1776

Sonoma-Marin Construction lic. 690380 C8,B,A 707.763.6981

Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction lic. 808915 C8,A 707.568.1200

Van Midde & Son Concrete lic. 676584 C8 415.459.2530

Bedrock Concrete Construction lic. 983442 C8 415.858.5975

Devincenzi Concrete Construction lic. 326998 C8 707.546.3113

Whiteside Concrete Construction lic. 577719 A,B,D06 510.234.6681


Dutra 415.258.6876 Imbimbo Concrete, Inc. lic. 638907 A,C8 650.991.3384 J.G. Becerra Landscape Management lic. 860160 C27, C-61/D49 707.321.3036 Marin Landscape Materials 415.897.1337 Pacific Hardscapes lic. 1016509 C29 415.918.0089

Alten Construction, Inc. lic. 705713 A,B 510.234.4200 Arntz Builders, Inc. lic. 856393 A,B 415.382.1188 BHM Construction, Inc. lic. 900404 A,B 707.643.4580 Buhler Commercial Construction lic. 1003262 B 415.610.8650


D & H Construction lic. 693883 B 510.237.7883 Desmond & Wallace, Inc. lic. 782179 A,B 707.795.7443 Diego Brothers, Inc. lic. 419030 B 415.472.5967 Doug Monti Construction lic. 387703 B 415.453.1380 E.F. Brett and Company, Inc. lic. 924636 A & B 415.524.8351 Evenich Construction, Inc. lic. 493087 B 707.479.8737 Floyd Construction, Inc. lic. 365653 A,B 415.485.0645


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Fontana Construction, Inc. lic. 487928 B 415.457.1290 Green Galaxy Builders, Inc. lic. 1035074 B 408.675.2540 Jakela, Inc. (dba Asbestos Control Center) lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB,C33,C22 415.883.7856 Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc. lic. 684610 C33,B 415.454.1500 John Pope, Inc. lic. 467171 B,A,ASB 415.497.5948 Krekow Jennings, Inc. lic. 954834 B 415.278.7979 Maldonado Construction lic. 970422 415.842.7994 Maloney Construction, Inc. lic. 959104 A, B 415.895.5304 MBT Builders, Inc. lic. 992468 B 415.377.0911



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McDevitt Construction Partners, Inc. lic. 969483 B 707.763.3000 Meylan Construction, Inc. lic. 680456 B 415.256.1620 Minden Group Builders lic. 1052564 B 415.295.4701 Nichelini & Sons, Inc. lic. 339365 B 415.485.6791

Schalich Brothers Construction lic. 497493 B 415.382.7733

Abacus Group Builders, Inc. lic. 522340 B 415.927.0667

Swinerton Builders lic. 92 - Multiple Classifications 415.421.2980

Adventures In Production lic. 943457 B 415.602.4742

Tech Home, Inc. lic. 1042084 B

Allen Enterprises lic. 881441 B 702.280.6014


Thompson Builders Corporation lic. 626859 B,A,C17,C-5 415.456.8972

Arrington Construction lic. 810317 B 415.460.1607

Pete Niederberger & Sons lic. 524069 B 415.924.4170

Tom Ganley Construction lic. 514664 B 415.444.5548

Powers & Lobl Construction, Inc. lic. 1002701 B 415.530.3900

Tom Redmond Construction, Inc. lic. 434609 B 415.892.9918

Raully Jones Construction lic. 1042737 B 415.798.0459

Tomrose Construction, Inc. lic. 605439 B 707.763.4001

RHA Builders, Inc. lic. 750929 B,C6

UpCycle Builders, Inc. lic. 928550 B 415.826.2873

707.843.3734 S.R. Allied Builders, Inc. lic. 399932 B 707.795.6595 Salamandra Associates lic. B 523335 415.457.4463

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CONSTRUCTION RESIDENTIAL 38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc. lic. 838178 B 415.456.0937

Arrow Builders, Inc. lic. 1022682 B 415.994.4549 Baldenebro Construction lic. 1007712 B 415.497.0511 Barahona Construction lic. 1043360 B 415.261.1429 BARKLEY builders, inc. lic. 651809 415.893.9098 Bay County Builders, Inc. lic. 700683 B 415.457.9962 Bayside Builders lic. 957514 B 415.884.8078

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Betancourt Home Builders, Inc. lic. 1053799 B 415.761.9099

Dan Young Construction, Inc. lic. 760173 B 415.457.6797

Floyd Construction, Inc. lic. 365653 A,B 415.485.0645

Headlands Hardscaping & Design lic. 1029733 B, C-27 415.418.4381

BHM Construction, Inc. lic. 900404 A,B 707.643.4580

De Luna Construction, LLC lic. 1033807 415.306.6068

Fontana Construction, Inc. lic. 487928 B 415.457.1290

Healthy Building Science, Inc. lic. 1046058 B 415.785.7986

Gannon Construction Company lic. 544989 A, B 415.482.1675

Hennessey Construction, Inc. lic. 727282 B 415.459.6497

Gazzoli Construction, Inc. lic. 1034270, B 415.847.1811

Hoffmann Construction, Inc. lic. 414423 B 415.897.7263

Blue Anchor Building Company lic. 902608 B 415.948.7267 Cartwright Construction lic. 626464 B 415.612.4284 Charles Melin & Sons, Inc. lic. 311858 B 415.506.4516 Cook Construction lic. 903971 B 415.418.0448 CRC Builders, Inc. lic. 998730 B 707.421.8924 CWS Construction Group lic. 811153 B 415.599.5585 D & H Construction lic. 693883 B 510.237.7883 D & R Construction lic. 533707 B 707.792.0818

Desmond & Wallace, Inc. lic. 782179 A,B 707.795.7443 Diaz Construction lic. 1007641 B 415.524.5484 Diego Brothers, Inc. lic. 419030 B 415.472.5967 Diego Quality Construction lic. 544509 B 707.765.6169 Doug Monti Construction lic. 387703 B 415.453.1380 Envision Builders, Inc. lic. 736487 B 415.453.2370 Evenich Construction, Inc. lic. 493087 B 707.479.8737 Fairway Design & Construction, Inc. lic. 923234 B 415.455.2468 Flores Builders lic. 1004590 415.235.0948

Golden Gate Builders, Inc. lic. 901288 B 415.729.9939 Goltermann Real Estate & Construction lic. 304928 B 707.775.2525 Green Galaxy Builders, Inc. lic. 1035074 B 408.675.2540 Gubbins Building Company, Inc. lic. 788512 B 415.924.9031 Hartnett Construction lic. 888773 B 415.816.5046 Hayes and Associates Construction, Inc. lic. 817836 B 415.892.3464

Howard Scanlan lic. 402434 B 415.488.4037 Jakela, Inc. (dba Asbestos Control Center) lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB,C33,C22 415.883.7856 James G. Lino Construction lic. 442777 B 415.663.1939 James S. Young Construction lic. 703863 B,C6 415.717.6061 James W. Josephs & Company lic. 359012 B 415.454.8499 Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc. lic. 508578 B 415.892.7713 Jimenez Construction lic. 1024463 707.242.3258 53

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John C. Hill Construction lic. 851479 B 415.215.9188 Jungsten Construction lic. 549463 B 415.381.3162 Kadima-Schoepp, Inc. lic. 981220 B 415.400.4999 Karkabi Construction lic. 593092 B 415.459.2401 KCK Builders, Inc. lic. 810315 A,B 415.459.8698 Kelly Pacific Construction lic. 346196 B 415.464.0900 Kerr Construction, Inc. lic. 615587 B 415.456.5300 Krekow Jennings, Inc. lic. 954834 B 415.278.7979 Landmark Builders lic. 474421 B 415.883.5410 Lucas Valley Designs lic. 645290 B 415.225.8230 Maguire Construction lic. 778667 B 415.225.5189

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Maldonado Construction lic. 970422 415.842.7994

MurphyMcKenna Construction lic. 692995 B 510.778.9964

RHA Builders, Inc. lic. 750929 B,C6

Maloney Construction, Inc. lic. 959104 A, B 415.895.5304

Nancy Built, LLC lic. 952450 B

Robert Rainsford lic. 706293B

Marin Republic Construction lic. 1025031 B 415.302.3855

Natal Modica Construction, Inc. lic. 844317 B 415.382.6554

Massa Construction Company lic. 344050 A,B 415.459.0400

Nichelini & Sons, Inc. lic. 339365 B 415.485.6791

MBT Builders, Inc. lic. 992468 B 415.377.0911 McDevitt Construction Partners, Inc. lic. 969483 B 707.763.3000 McGuire & Sons Construction lic. 346397 B 415.454.2719 Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders lic. 672337 B 707.584.1813


415.203.4212 415.828.5772

Pagan Construction, LLC lic. 464896 B 415.457.4170

S.L.M. Builders lic. 718948 B 707.795.4177 S.R. Allied Builders, Inc. lic. 399932 B 707.795.6595 Salamandra Associates lic. B 523335 415.457.4463

Pete Niederberger & Sons lic. 524069 B 415.924.4170

Schalich Brothers Construction lic. 497493 B 415.382.7733

Powers & Lobl Construction, Inc. lic. 1002701 B 415.530.3900

SinglePoint Design Build, Inc. lic. 963428 B 415.789.7979 lic. 1014714 B, C-10

Sontag Construction, Inc. lic. 626258 B 510.665.4500


Minden Group Builders lic. 1052564 B 415.295.4701

Raully Jones Construction lic. 1042737 B 415.798.0459

Steere Building & Woodworking lic. 744002 B

MK Builders lic. 880745 B

Ravano & Cooney Construction lic. 689239 B 415.431.3000

Stroub Construction lic. 489037 B 415.331.0621

415.601.0806 Muldoon Construction Inc. lic. 1007483 B 415.735.8512



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Redwood Valley Construction, Inc. lic. 1011975 B,C8 415.577.3786


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T. H. Eller Construction lic. 579465 B 415.488.9865

CONSTRUCTION CLEANUP Limpio Professional Cleaning lic. 1056561 C-61, D63 415.504.4575

TMK Builders, Inc. lic. 947975 B 415.686.1179 Tom Ganley Construction lic. 514664 B 415.444.5548 Tom J. Collins Construction lic. 499170 B 415.717.6351 Tom Redmond Construction, Inc. lic. 434609 B 415.892.9918 Tomrose Construction, Inc. lic. 605439 B 707.763.4001 Travis Remodeling lic. 493670 B 415.883.8177 UpCycle Builders, Inc. lic. 928550 B 415.826.2873 William G. Taylor Construction Corp. lic. 853924 B 415.407.1764 Womack Construction lic. 478379 B 415.898.3151

YMM Construction Cleanup lic. 1039260 C-61, D63 & D38 415.336.6920



CONSULTANTS American River Benefits Administrators 916.486.1262

415.968.1625 Muddy Boots Construction Management lic. 1032925 A 707.763.5600 Pound Management, Inc. 510.653.0800 Premodel Consulting 415.595.8586 Ross Construction Services 415.261.1590 Van Pelt Construction Services lic. 871147 B 707.438.3790

KP Promotions 415.892.6512

BBSI (Barrett Business Services, Inc.) 707.224.0752

T & B Sports

Energy Calc Company 415.457.0990


Global Gray Matter, LLC 415.839.8339 John Paul Butti 415.450.8382



Launch / Five 4 Five 415.577.6627 Mazzoni & Associates, Inc. 415.460.6763 Rick’s Energy Solutions, Inc. 707.578.5380 The Contractors Coach 925.977.9650 Wade Energy 925.383.5490

CRANE SERVICE Bay Area Crane Service, Inc. 415.883.6644


Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co. lic. 257220 C21 415.456.2712 Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. lic. 746531 C21, C27, C-61/ D63 415.456.3407 Marin Sanitary Service 415.456.2601 Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc. 415.457.9760

DECONSTRUCTION, REUSE & RECYCLING Central Valley Environmental lic. 913083 A,B 707.584.1900 GreenLynx lic. 680356 B,C21 415.890.5880


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Redwood Landfill, Recycling and Composting Center 415.408.9053

Max Design & Construction lic. 720207 B 415.883.6291

Zero Waste Marin 415.473.6647

New Avenue, Inc. 855.563.9283 Rising Design & Construction lic. 864761 B 415.456.4482

DESIGN-BUILD Crafted Earth, Inc. lic. 1015145 B 415.699.9662 Design/Build Specialists, Inc. lic. 490829 B 415.892.3932 DESIGNCORPS lic. 974418 B 415.641.1101 G Family, Inc. lic. 893848 B 415.444.0573 Good Bones Design Build lic. 1060901 415.578.2886 Harte Building & Design lic. 776625 B 415.290.3278 Lamperti Contracting & Design lic. 600412 B 415.454.1623 Larrabure Construction and Design lic. 1010867 B 707.241.7488 56


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Sandra Bird Designs, Inc. lic. 460795 B 415.927.1171 Silver Lining Design Build Co lic. 1024550 B 303.819.3086 Siteline Builders lic. 1060483 B 415.295.2727 Wilkinson Design & Construction lic. 564598 B 415.785.7961

DESIGNERS Clare Michael Interiors 415.225.2661 Design Set Match 510.285.0870 Dina Bandman Interiors 650.867.8644 Florence Livingston Interiors 415.855.5361

Kitchens Inside Out 415.505.8708 Nest Design Co., Inc. 415.294.2554 St. Croix Interiors 805.432.0754

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ELECTRICAL Alt Electric lic. 825279 C10 415.250.5388 Ard Mac Electric, Inc. lic. 967353 C10,C7 415.444.6077 Elex Solutions lic. 1020100 C-10



Frey Incorporated lic. 324866 C9,C35 415.897.4510 Marelli Drywall lic. 705813 C9 415.472.0967 Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc. lic. 795763 C9 415.456.3550 Sessi Drywall lic. 541472 C9 415.472.6373

I. Cannan Electric lic. 736435 C10 415.596.3676 Independent Electric Supply, Inc. 707.577.7900 Integrity Electric, Inc. lic. 678330 C10 415.499.8844 Johnson Electric lic. 899161 C10



College of Marin 415.485.9424 Contractors Business Centers 818.458.7842 Thinkcap Consulting 415.496.0129

Mike Brown Electric Company lic. 306767 C10 707.792.8100 Mike Mariani Electric, Inc. lic. 513657 C10 415.485.0631 Redwood Electric lic. 870103 C10 415.892.4900 SOS Electric lic. 832917 C10 415.453.1630 56

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Strom Electric, Inc. lic. 480976 C10,C36 415.453.1200 Synapse Electric lic. 828101 C10 415.985.7298 W. Bradley Electric, Inc. lic. 390741 C10,B,A 415.898.1400 West Coast Electric, Inc. lic. 985029 C10 707.978.2609

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc. 415.883.3577 Buel Engineering 415.491.0600 ILS Associates, Inc. 415.883.9200 John C. Hom & Associates 415.258.9027 Modern Structural 415.763.7793 Project Management Services, LLC 415.827.1272 Substrate, Inc. 415.246.4920

ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & EXCAVATING All Terrain, Inc. lic. 827896 A,B 415.459.1488 Farallon Company lic. 827633 A,B,C33 415.892.7760 Ghilotti Bros., Inc. lic. 132128 A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ 415.454.7011 Ghilotti Construction Company lic. 644515 A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ 707.585.1221 Greener Excavations and Construction, Inc. lic. 872648 A 415.451.4841 Hillside Drilling, Inc. lic. 478991 A 510.234.6532 JS Company lic. 979111 A,C21,ASB,HAZ 415.460.2100 Linscott Engineering Contractors, Inc. lic. 477476 A 415.492.1755


Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. lic. 226767 A,B,C8,C12,C21,42,32,34 415.459.8640 Michael Paul Company, Inc. lic. 386001 A,B,C12,C34,C42 707.769.1006 Murray Engineers, Inc. 415.888.8952 Partners Contracting, Inc. lic. 697729 A, B 415.492.9233 Redwood Engineering lic. 456790 A,HAZ 415.435.0768 Robison Construction lic. 701379 A 707.769.4747 Sunshine Construction lic. 315245 A,C21,C27 415.479.5566 Team Ghilotti, Inc. lic. 895384 A,HAZ 707.763.8700 Thornton Paving, Inc. lic. 382817 A 415.453.2324 Tight Access Excavation, Inc. lic. 687105

Tuatagaloa Contracting lic. 699547 A,HAZ 866.824.8077 W.R. Forde Associates, Inc. lic. 1025853 A,B,C21 510.215.9338 Wildcat Engineering lic. 951203 A 707.763.3001

EROSION CONTROL SUPPLY Water Components & Building Supply, Inc. 415.451.1780

FENCING, DECKING & SIDING Clough Construction lic. 516987 B 415.444.5554 Decks by Woodmasters lic. 723385 C61 415.516.4169 Just Fences and Decks lic. 620203 B 415.898.9510 Wesco Fencing lic. 934623 C13 415.798.1906


Advance Business Services 415.203.4247


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Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. mark.a.porter 415.743.9849


Westward Builders LLC lic. 1049996, A,B,C36 & C55 415.459.2130

1-2-3-Floor lic. 876615 C-15 415.485.1230

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Becket Colombo 415.521.5474

City Carpets lic. 746886 C15 415.454.4200

Meredith P. Jensen - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 415.482.2707

Empire Floors lic. 504918 C15 707.524.2594

Nancy M. Marion, Mortgage Advisor 415.377.9884

Eureka Valley Floor Company lic. 397118 C15 415.479.1676

Plan Design Consultants, Inc. 650.425.7914

Floortex Design lic. 534583 B,C15

Fire Technologies 570216 C16,C36

Mertel Carpets lic. 414490 C15

Todd Morris Fire Protection lic. 978422 C16 415.454.7919

FIREPLACES & CHIMNEYS Fireplace Door Guy, LLC lic. 1000252 D-34 415.320.2252 Hearth & Home of Marin lic. 827357 B, C33, C-61 / D34 415.479.2876


Cruise Americard/ Boyett Petroleum 209.549.5644 De Carli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor 707.762.4511 McPhail Fuel Co. 707.285.3525

Door Pros, Inc. 958861 D28 415.717.7015








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Rafael Floors lic. 178605 C15 415.456.3656


Jones Garage Door Co., Inc. 345502 C61,D28 415.897.2371 Northgate Garage Doors, Inc. lic. 627224 D28 415.472.6004

GOLF COURSES Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc. lic. 486604 C-8, C-61, D30 415.495.3627 Nolan Construction, Inc. lic. 896770 B 509.863.6281

Indian Valley Golf Club 415.897.1118

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GOVERNMENT AGENCY County of Marin Community Development Agency Sustainability Team 415.473.2698


HANDYMAN R L H Construction lic. 599591 B, C-6 707.364.8683

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & SHEET METAL Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal lic. 278370 C20,C43 415.897.4187 Bay City Mechanical, Inc. lic. 645126 C20,C43,C36,C4 510.233.7000 Bayside HVAC Products, LLC 415.333.5099 CP Sheetmetal lic. 674444 C20, C43 415.453.1306 Downing Heating & Air Conditioning lic. 644720 C20 415.485.1011


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Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning lic. 371959 C20 415.457.0607 Ongaro & Sons lic. 215233 707.579.3511 Patriot Mechanical, Inc. lic. 774738 C20,C43 415.444.0888 Radiant Way Incorporated lic. 1035626 C36 415.839.6470 Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc. lic. 416913 C20,C43 707.576.1500 The Furnace Man, Inc. lic. 1033310 C20 415.883.7070 Trahan Bros., Inc. lic. 774154 C20,C43

HoloBuilder, Inc.



David White & Associates 925.277.2600

INsite Networks, Inc. 415.454.6200

Design Line Insurance Agency 415.720.5420

Kerri Schultze, Account Executive, Ray Morgan Company 707.293.2429

Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc. 707.782.9200

Workglue, Inc.

George Petersen Insurance Agency 707.525.2715

Leak Detection Pros, Inc. 707.769.7373 Westech Environmental LLC 415.845.4861

Heffernan Insurance Brokers 707.789.3072 Heights Park Insurance Services 619.432.2810 WINDfall Financial Group 415.383.4042

INSULATION 415.457.5541

Verde Metals, Inc. lic. 635429 C43,C20 415.454.9007

SDI Insulation lic. 607274 C2,D65,D34,B 650.685.5500



Ethan Allen Corte Madera 415.924.8507

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. 949.681.9052


Aroon Masand, Financial Rep and Agent, New York Life Insurance Company 510.206.2766 Bolds Risk & Insurance Services 415.461.7475

Pedersen Associates Landscape Architects 415.456.2070 The Land Collaborative lic. 954204 C27 415.819.5263





Wise Insurance Agency 415.258.9912 Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 415.878.2465

JANITORIAL Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply 415.939.1669

LAND SURVEYING L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. 415.382.7713

Bauman Landscape & Construction lic. 372478 A,C27 415.447.4800 Bertotti Landscaping, Inc. lic. 373488 B,C27,A 707.559.7077 Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc. lic. 962905 C27 415.453.4675 Buchholz Landscaping Company lic. 1012442 B 415.453.1860 Dan Fix Landscape Construction lic. 553804 C27 415.453.1604 GSI Landscaping lic. 1009491 C27 415.637.5964 Irrigation Repair Service lic. 328638 C27 415.924.4126


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Land Co Environments, Inc. lic. 805910 C-27 707.753.1824 Manuel Vasquez Landscaping, Inc. lic. 1030625 C27 415.342.8145 Marion Landscaping lic. 670972 C27 415.382.9404 Moliver Landscape lic. 616772 C27 415.491.1261 North Bay Landscape Management, Inc. lic. 723370 B,C27 707.762.3850 Oak River Landscaping, Inc. lic. 1034137, C27 415.876.8269 Outdoor Environments lic. 707006 C27 707.795.0605 Salazar Cal Cities lic. 820057 C27



Borton Petrini, LLP 415.677.0730 Fisher Phillips 415.490.9020

DHC Supplies, Inc. 707.588.9406

Kate Warner: Construction Lawyer CA BAR 112167 415.457.7977

Fairfax Lumber & Hardware 415.453.4410 Golden State Lumber, Inc. 415.454.2532

Mark J. Rice, Esq. 415.472.3434 Parente & Christopher, Attorneys at Law 415.364.3660 Philip J. Terry, Partner, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, LLP jeff-terry 707.526.4200 San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service 415.989.1616

415.328.4649 SiteOne Landscape Supply 415.446.5550

The Garber Law Firm 415.690.8997


LOCKSMITHS 24/7 Locksmith Solutions 510.610.5938

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Supply Hound 415.349.5085

Arc Agency 415.531.3180

Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP 415.394.6688

The Urban Farmer Store 415.380.3840


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Goodman Building Supply 415.388.6233 Jackson’s Hardware, Inc. 415.454.3740 Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc. 707.576.3333 Miller Shingle Company 415.233.0198 Milwaukee Tool 415.265.2368 Pini Hardware, Inc. 415.892.1577 Rafael Lumber Company 415.453.3043 Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. 707.339.6517

MARKETING, PR & CREATIVE SERVICES Bill Russell Design 415.491.9734 Desire to Inspire Studios 415.488.5720 Eventful Events, Inc. 415.686.3516 Future Bright Digital 415.275.0970 Gusiff Marketing Group 415.497.8974 Sales and Marketing Resources 415.336.7256 Sames Digital Marketing 415.524.8378 Strategic 32 415.910.0464 Vivant Marketing Group 408.807.8123

MASONRY Adam’s Hardscapes lic. 1056512 C29 415.360.4969


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Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc. lic. 396345 C29 415.459.6475


Farnsworth Mayflower lic. CAL-T-139.099 415.459.6683

Novato Chamber of Commerce 415.897.1164

Bob Kunst Painting, Inc. lic. 346191 C33 415.457.0100

Petty Masonry, Inc. lic. 416140 C29 415.898.2200

Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage 415.924.7144

Boeck & Associates Painting Company lic. 531284 C33



Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC) of the Redwood Empire 707.658.1041

Anywhere CPR

American Institute of Architects - SF Chapter 415.874.2620

San Rafael Chamber of Commerce 415.454.4163

David Freeman Painting lic. 503987 C33 707.996.3199

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 707.763.6676

DeGregory Painting and Decorating lic. 576764 C33,B 415.456.9889

415.952.3030 BioMarin Pharmaceutical 415.506.6700 Eric B. Wong, DDS 415.479.8166 MarinHealth Medical Center medical-center/ 415.925.7000 Tam Chiropractic 415.459.1218

METALWORK, ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL Castaneda Iron Works lic. 964236 C23 510.234.4734 Onspot Welding & Design, Inc. lic. 620205 C60 415.382.1091

MOVING & STORAGE Ahmed’s Moving Express, Inc. 415.492.2122

Bay Area Subcontractors Association (BASA) 415.892.7710 Carpenters Local #35 415.453.9236 Habitat for Humanity lic. 728481 B 415.625.1000 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin 415.721.9686 Homeward Bound of Marin 415.382.3363 Marin Economic Forum 415.483.9332 Norcal PTAC / Marin SBDC 707.826.3916 North Bay NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) 415.246.2335

The Blue Book Building & Construction Network 415.798.7200

ORGANIZERS Changing Places 415.461.6257

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING Andres Martinez Painting, Inc. lic. 1010817 C33 415.847.8024


Division Seven lic. 594303 B,C33 707.769.7771 DWC lic. 741039 B 415.302.5542 Gaidano & Sons Painting & Decorating lic. 833585 B,C33 415.482.6055 Grant Painting lic. 650541 C33 415.458.2956

Anello Painting and Construction lic. 619941 C33, B 415.892.8989 Benjamin Moore & Co. 510.406.2833

H & H Painting, Inc. lic. 1045837 C33 510.860.6167 IMC Painting & Drywall lic. 874613 C-9, C33, B 707.396.2430


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J & R Thompson, Inc. lic. 736414 C33 415.892.6030

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Pallavicini Painting lic. 722069 C33 415.479.7773

John Seidler Painting lic. 699739 C33 415.328.0069

Pierpont Painting lic. 1050176 415.927.1524

KBI Painting, Inc. lic. 944475 C33

Ross Painting lic. 526659 C33 707.795.4955



Sherwin-Williams Paint Stores of Novato and San Rafael 415.209.1117

Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc. 415.897.5151

Tamalpais Paint & Color, Inc. 415.924.7321

Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc. lic. 256121 C33 415.456.4044

Universal Protective Coatings 415.457.9800

KC Pro Painting lic. 964463 C33

Marin Color Service, Inc. 415.453.4066 Mikkelsen Painting lic. 645552 C33 415.382.3300

PARKING AREA STRIPING Bruce Enterprises 742358 C32 707.781.9686

PEST CONTROL MoonDance Painting lic. 854966 925.383.4537 North Marin Painting, Inc. lic. 702759 C33,B 415.892.0199 Pac West Painting, Inc. lic. 848109 C33,B 415.457.0724


Marin Termite Control Co., Inc. lic. 920570 B 415.456.9620 Naturworks Pest Control 415.460.6900

PLASTERING & STUCCO Weber Plastering, Inc. lic. 194445 C35 415.459.4707

PLUMBING 777 Plumbing Inc. lic. 979260 C36 415.459.7731 Baswell Plumbing lic. 433698 C36 415.897.7977 Burkell Plumbing, Inc. lic. 417360 C36,C20 415.332.3091 Carl J. Augusto Plumbing lic. 298381 C36 415.897.6174 City Front Plumbing lic. 443156 C36 415.454.6737 CTW Kitchen & Bath 415.883.8861 Denny’s House of Plumbing lic. 504967 C36 415.479.1655 Ferguson / The Bath + Beyond 415.552.5001 Gotelli Plumbing Company lic. 254603 C36,C16 415.457.1145 Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc. lic. 736901 C36 415.457.0748


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Jack London Kitchen & Bath 415.870.9196 Marin H2O, Inc. lic. 839817 A, C36,C55 415.479.8411 Marin Roto-Rooter lic. 288461 C36,C42 415.898.2700 Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc. lic. 519618 C36,C16 415.479.0110 Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc. lic. 392227 C4,C16,C20,C36 415.383.7473 Pina Plumbing, Inc. lic. 1011774 C36 415.570.1054 Plumbing Repair Specialists lic. 460208 C36 415.453.6682 Roman’s Plumbing, Inc. lic. 952842 C36 707.971.0353 Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc. lic. 491815 C42 415.456.2320 Rubenstein Supply Company 415.454.1174 Wilson’s Plumbing lic. 623217 C36 415.457.6941

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PRINTING & SIGNAGE Minuteman Press of Marin 415.453.4548

PUMPS Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc. lic. 726300 B 415.884.0500 Thomas and Associates lic. 1021910 C-61/D21 415.884.4501

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT Ares Commercial Properties 415.899.1590 Canty Real Estate Group Inc 415.408.1879 CPi Developers 415.457.8850 DMH Land Use Planning 415.457.0525 Garrett W. Burdick Luxury Real Estate Vanguard Properties 415.602.2282 Hendricks Land Corporation 707.775.4554 Laura Slanec, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Drysdale Properties 415.606.1466

MacPhail Properties, Inc. 415.482.1604 Mary Jean Koontz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent, Corcoran Global Living 415.412.8604 Orlando Diaz, Senior Loan Consultant, Guarantee Mortgage 415.441.5050 x 235 PRANDI Property Management, Inc. 415.482.9988 Professional Financial Investors, Inc. 415.382.6001 Seadrift Realty 415.868.1791 Supreme Lending 415.381.5550 Vincent Sheehan Real Estate 415.899.9990 Wendy Aronson Property Management 415.730.4455

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS Allied Rental Company LLC 415.644.5792

C. H. Bull Company 650.837.8400 Cal-West Rentals, Inc. 707.763.5665

RESTORATION Bravo Restoration & Construction lic. 956146, B 707.837.0675 SERVPRO of South San Rafael/Sausalito lic. 1019222 B 415.479.2900 West Coast Fire & Water lic. 1036250 1.888.617.3786


De Mello Roofing lic. 290726 C39,D41 415.456.0741 Henris Roofing Company lic. 220964 C39 707.763.1535 McLeran Roofing Co. lic. 474230 C39 415.456.7663 Morris Roofing Company lic. 259426 C39 415.454.6066 Northern Pacific Roofing lic. 812250 C39,B 415.456.3482 Steve Janney Roofing, Inc. lic. 511545 C39 415.258.9676

ROOFING & GUTTERS ABC Supply Co., Inc. 415.257.5706 Able Roofing Co., Inc. 415.786.7308 All Phase Roofing, Inc. lic. 744807 415.897.0189 Aussie Roofing, Inc. lic. 823443 C39 415.472.2800

Superior Roofing Solutions lic. 956499 B,C39 415.491.1144 Wedge Roofing, Inc. lic. 416737 C39,C2,C43,B,ASB 888.763.7663

SECURITY ORION Protection Services Group, Inc. 415.499.1270 Redwood Security Systems, Inc. lic. 426887 C7,C10 415.388.5355


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PeopleReady 510.883.0669

Herb’s Pool Service & Construction, Inc. lic. 273969 D35 415.479.4040

Arbor Day Tree Care lic. 652688 C61 415.454.8501

Andersen Windows & Doors 415.613.5955

SOLAR ARS Roofing, Gutters & Solar lic. 837618 415.459.7200


Simply Solar lic. 991938 C46,B 707.285.7037 SolarCraft lic. 497797 B,C10,C46,C35 415.382.7717


415.458.5870 Symmetric Energy 770.595.1091

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES KuhelBreez HR Consultant 415.444.6246 Larry C. Levy, Consultant



TILE & STONE Anaya Tile Stone, Inc. lic. 1027767 C-54 415.793.5014 Ceramic Tile Design 415.485.5180

Monster Tree Service North Bay lic. 1039949 D49 north-bay/#~d6b3X01 707.484.6339

TRUCKING De La Montanya Trucking 707.765.0725

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Miconi Marble & Tile lic. 604588 C54 415.482.8453 MLS Tile lic. 602910 C54 707.584.5476 Tile West lic. 551058 C54 415.382.7550

Mission Wood Products 415.472.2280 Novato Glass, Inc. lic. 371442 C17 415.897.5117


415.264.4005 415.451.6150

Glass Concepts, LLC 415.256.9766 x 1

Old Town Glass lic. 736844 C17



Sun First Solar lic. 669250 B,C46

415.479.1274 415.472.7105

414.301.1697 Earthwise Energy lic. 1028255 C-10 800.396.6949

Dotto Glass lic. 225824 C17

Marin Tree Service lic. 648230 D49

WINDOW COVERINGS & SCREENS 3 Day Blinds lic. 1005986 C61 415.302.9321 Budget Blinds of Marin 415.408.7858 High Tech Screens & Shades lic. 887830 C61,D52,D3 415.328.4613

Pacific Door Products, Inc. lic. 443074 C61,D24 707.795.7777 Truitt and White Marvin Design Gallery 510.649.4400 Vitreo Inc. 415.258.0114 West Coast Professional Door, Inc. 415.246.2034 Window Worx lic. 758998 C17 415.451.4856


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