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CEO & President's Letter

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On behalf of the Marin Builders Association Board of Directors, thank you for reading our 2018 Marin Home Annual Resource Guide. We are confident you will find a combination of inspiration, ideas, and professional resources to help make any upcoming home or business project a success. In 2018, we are celebrating serving our community and our industry for 60 years. As you might imagine, since 1958 our organization has changed and grown in many ways. Today, we have over 500 members guided by an all-volunteer board of directors of 22 dedicated, local, community-minded people. Beginning this year, along with our partners the Marin Economic Forum and the City of San Rafael, we are commencing our long-term initiative to assess the customer experience for those navigating the permit process. Our long-term goal is to help and simplify the process for both contractors and homeowners across Marin County. Over the next few years, we will be upgrading our operations including our physical and online resources to best serve the needs of our members, our industry, and our community. In addition, this year our scholarship program will approach the $1 million mark in scholarships awarded over the past three decades. We are committed to the success of our members and our community. Read on to access the resources, expertise, and connections of the Marin Builders Association! For much more, visit us at our new online headquarters at

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Table of Contents

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MEET THE MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION Welcome Letter from Our President & CEO • 3 Our Mission: Building Our Community • 8 60 Years of Building: A History of Marin Builders Association • 10 Year in Review 2017 & Looking Ahead 2018 • 12 2018 Marin Builders Association Events • 16

INSPIRATION How to Avoid Sticker Shock on Your New Home or Remodel • 20

EXPERTISE How Green is Your Home? Find Out with a Green Audit • 28 Navigating the Tricky World of Security Surveillance Systems • 30 Reducing the Threat of Wildfire Damage at Home • 32 Cost Plus Contracts are a Win-Win • 36


PROFESSIONALS Marin Builders Member Directory by Name • 40 Marin Builders Member Directory by Category • 44 Meet a Member: John Busick of Bob Kunst Painting, Inc. • 58



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GUEST CONTRIBUTORS & RESOURCES Steven Salamandra Salamandra Associates

Sharon Kovalsky, AIA Aplos Group

Jeremy Williams Interra Partners

Brant Hill SinglePoint Design Build, Inc.

Daniel Weaver, AIA Three Sixty One Architecture

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Marin Home Resource Guide is the premier publication of the Marin Builders Association. The publication is under independent ownership, reflecting an increased focus on local needs and trends in home improvement. The distribution of our resource guide is free and supported solely by our advertising partners. We thank them for making this possible. Marin Home Resource Guide has included information and advertising materials supplied by persons and firms without reviewing, investigating, or evaluating the accuracy or completeness of the information supplied, or the qualifications or competency of those referenced. Therefore, Marin Home Resource Guide cannot and does not recommend or endorse the services of those persons or firms referenced. Readers of this resource guide must make their own evaluation of the persons or firms. Moreover, Marin Home Resource Guide cannot be and is not responsible for the proper use, licensure, or ownership of any of the advertising materials or content herein. While great care has been taken to compose this resource guide, Marin Home Resource Guide is not responsible for errors or omissions. All contents © 2018 Marin Builders Association.


Bank of Marin, Bob Kunst Painting, Cal-West Rentals, Inc., Central Valley Environmental, CPi Development, Crystal and Co., Forward Push, George Petersen Insurance Agency, Ghilotti Bros., Golden State Lumber, Marin Clean Energy, Marin County Ford, Marin General Hospital, Marin Roto-Rooter, McLeran Roofing Co., North Bay Business Journal, Thompson Builders Corporation, INsite Networks, Old Town Glass, Ross Painting, Schalich Bros. Construction, Sandler Training, and Smith Currie.

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the Marin Builders Association. Because of your partnership we can continue to promote high ethical and professional standards and work responsibly with our community for the enhancement of the building industry. When we build as one, we improve our community for all.

We appreciate you building with us!

The Marin Builders Cornerstone Program is an annual membership program designed to reach the greater community via different tiers of continuous positive public recognition for participating companies. It is the epitome of a win-win proposition.

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Our Mission

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BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY For 60 years, the Marin Builders Association has worked on behalf of our members to help build our community. We provide valuable benefits and services to help our members succeed. We help our members grow and our industry thrive along with our community.

2018 OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Clayton Fraser Thompson Builders Corporation VICE PRESIDENT Daniel McLennon Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLC PAST PRESIDENT John Busick Bob Kunst Painting, Inc. TREASURER John Pope Old Town Glass

OUR MISSION 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. For 60 years the Marin Builders Association has worked on behalf of our members to help build the vibrant and beautiful community we enjoy today. We work everyday to help our members grow and enhance the positive influence of our industry within our community. We advocate for our members and industry and we publish the Marin Home Resource Guide. We provide valuable business building benefits, services and programs. We are governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and managed by a professional staff team. You can always contact us at or (415) 462-1220. We are committed to get back to you promptly.


SECRETARY Diane Henderson DMH Land Use Planning Tom Barr Ghilotti Bros., Inc. Mary Birch Contractors Business Centers Mendy Calegari Marin Roto-Rooter Danny Della-Santina Golden State Lumber Oliver Dibble Dibble & Company Joe Enes Shamrock Materials, Inc.

Ben Goldberg Simply Solar, Inc. Brad Hubbell Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design Sean Kelly Lamperti Contracting & Design Brian McLeran McLeran Roofing Co. Linda Palermo Sandler Training Dan Ross Ross Painting Jim Schalich Schalich Bros. Construction, Inc. Kim Scheibly Marin Sanitary Service Joshua Townsend Craig Communications, Inc. David Trahan Patriot Mechanical, Inc. Michelle Whiteside Whiteside Construction


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FIRST ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC Hosted at San Geronimo Golf Course to benefit Marin Builders Scholarship Fund.


FOUNDED The Marin Builders Exchange is formed by Charter members breaking off from the North Coast Builders Exchange.


ESTABLISHED MARIN BUILDERS EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP TRUST Formed trust to provide educational awards and assistance to Marin youth.


CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM With a pilot grant from Marin Community Foundation the Construction Technology Program at Redwood High School began in spring 1996. The program trains young people interested in construction and design. Marin Builders members donate time and materials to support the program.


INCORPORATED AND MOVED INTO FIRST OFFICE Established first office and member headquarters at 110 Belvedere Street, San Rafael.


CELEBRATED 20TH ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY NIGHT Leaders from across the construction industry are recognized for their contributions to Marin County.


BEPAC (BAPAC) FORMED TO ADVOCATE FOR LOCAL BUILDERS Exchange members begin to advocate for local builders, members and industry by endorsing candidates and measures.


Building Our Community Since 1958: A History of Marin Builders Association





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MARIN HOME RESOURCE GUIDE Introduced Marin Home Resource Guide the premier publication of the Marin Builders Association that grew from Marin Home Magazine originally published in 2012.


MARIN BUILDERS NAME CHANGE Marin Builders Exchange changes name to Marin Builders Association.

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

PERMIT SIMPLICITY Launched Permit Simplicity Initiative partnerships to improve customer experience in municipalities across Marin County.


JEANETTE PRANDI CHILDREN’S CENTER REMODEL Marin Builders members volunteer services and labor to upgrade Jeanette Prandi Children’s Center.


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FIRST ANNUAL CRAB FEED Hosted First Annual Crab Feed fundraiser at Margaret Todd Center to help support Marin Builders Scholarship Fund.


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MOVE TO NEW OFFICE The association moved to 660 Las Gallinas and renovated the facility to enhance support services for member firms.


Year in Review

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• Connected hundreds of leaders at more than 65 industry-related events • Formed Marin Remodelers Forum and established partnership with American Institute of Architects — San Francisco • Launched

ADVOCACY • Executed phase one of our new Permit Simplicity Initiative • Commissioned Benefits of Construction in Marin County report • Formalized customer satisfaction program with City of San Rafael and Marin Economic Forum

EDUCATION 2017 WAS A REMARKABLE YEAR FOR THE MARIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION We engaged members and our community in new and creative ways, developed strategic partnerships, launched innovative programs and hosted record setting events.

• Continued support of ROP Construction Technology Program • Provided $20,000 in scholarship awards to 14 High School students • Supported internships and leadership of Marin County Office of Education School to Career Partnership

COMMUNITY • Introduced the Marin Home Resource Guide • Built local partnerships with several community-based organizations • Expanded support of Adopt-a-Highway Program


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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 to make sure it is current and in good standing. Ask to see the contractor’s pocket license and a current photo ID. 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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• Develop and adopt a five-year vision • Enhance Health and Workers Comp insurance program offerings • Improve facility for greater member benefit

ADVOCACY • Execute 2018 Permit Simplicity Initiative business plan • Hire additional staff to help with data collection and reporting • Complete permit process customer satisfaction assessment for City of San Rafael

EDUCATION 2018 STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN ACTION AND GOALS 2018 represents a year of continued growth and added strength for the organization. Membership growth, enhanced programs, and permit simplicity take center stage.


• Build sustainable long-term plan for Scholarship Program • Continue and grow support of ROP Construction Technology • Host and facilitate Construction Technology Education Committee

COMMUNITY • Publish 2018 Marin Home Resource Guide • Expand partnerships with local and regional community organizations • Celebrate 60th Anniversary in Marin!

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HOW TO AVOID STICKER SHOCK ON YOUR NEW HOME OR REMODEL A large remodel, or new home build can be stressful—and sometimes doesn’t materialize at all. With solid research and information about the real costs of remodeling, clients will be much more prepared and comfortable talking with their architect, selecting a contractor, and watching their dream home become a reality.




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teve Salamandra, a General Contractor (GC) in the Bay Area over the last 25 years, gives us some insight on avoiding sticker shock. “I have come across a variety of issues that make planning a home remodel, or a new home project, challenging for clients as well as contractors. One of the most common issues I face is that I’m asked to bid a remodel or new home that has been meticulously planned, drawn and engineered—only to find there has been a disconnect between the architectural drawings and the client’s budget,” says Steve. FINANCES AND YOUR ARCHITECT You, as the client, need to understand the motivations and limitations of your architect. Architects, by and large, love to solve problems and fulfill dreams. Beyond the initial consultation, they would prefer to focus on the creative flow rather than financial realities. Architects do not deal with construction cost data on a daily basis. It typically takes a contractor three to four weeks to work up a bid for a large project. Your architect cannot reasonably be expected to give you cost details in a few consultations.

Project Details Modern Barn by 361 Architecture, Photography by Eric Rorer, Initial goal was to design an internal remodel within existing footprint to open up a cluttered floor plan. Upon further investigation, it became clear that the perimeter foundation needed replacing. A marginal increase in construction cost resulted in enhanced living space with a view.


Often, lacking a contractor’s input or other knowledgeable sources of information, clients will seek advice from friends, family, and neighbors who’ve gone through a home project—and they're always eager to share their experiences. While these sources may yield some helpful data, and certainly interesting stories, the information may be inaccurate or may not consider factors that are specific to your location. The regulatory environment, topography, accessibility, engineering and soil conditions all prominently factor into the cost. HOW MUCH SHOULD I SPEND? Figuring out how much to spend on your remodel or new home is a big question. Ultimately, it boils down to real estate value and your personal needs and desires. Meeting with an experienced real estate professional should be your starting point. Creative decisions should be grounded in clear-eyed estimates of future value. If, for instance you are investing $500K in a new remodel, you will want to find out what type of additions might be desirable and make sure your neighborhood or local market will support the added value. Having a clear idea of necessities, near necessities, and luxuries is will help you create a living environment that fits your personal/emotional 22

ambitions as well as your financial constraints. Once your financial homework is complete, decisions regarding your projects features, materials and size are more obvious and easier to manage. REVEALING YOUR BUDGET Most clients refrain from revealing their “true” budget under the false assumption that there is an advantage to keeping it secret, or that setting a low budget will somehow diminish the actual cost. Employing either of these strategies is almost always a bad idea and frequently creates misunderstanding, mistrust and disappointment. There are often costs that will impact your project that need to be discussed and included in your budget. In working out financial outlays, most people budget for things like appliances, framing siding and roofing and believe those costs make up a complete budget. What are often overlooked are things like Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) costs, school fees, utility upgrades and staging costs (e.g., toilets, rubbish bins). While there are occasions when you can stretch your budget to obtain something you want, being honest with your architect and contractor about your construction budget is essential to a complete and satisfying result.

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HOW ELASTIC ARE YOUR FINANCES? One of the more important elements of budgeting is calculating the “elasticity” of your finances. As a contractor, it is substantially less stressful to work with people who have carefully calculated the best-and worst-case scenarios for their project. If you are under budget, additional features and upgrades can be comfortably added. If spending exceeds the budget, a great deal of stress can be avoided if cost overruns have already been considered and approved along the way. Tracking changes over time is a must! Discuss with your architect a method of tracking changes in the architectural plans and reflect those in your budget. WHEN TO INVOLVE A CONTRACTOR There are a couple of methods typically used to acquire a contractor. Marin Builders member Daniel Weaver, of Sausalito’s 361 Architecture, ( believes that in an optimal scenario the client would interview three general contractors (GC’s) after the schematic design phase has been completed by an architect. Selecting a contractor frequently involves discussions of timing, manpower,

subcontractors and profit margins. Based on interviews and references, the client would then select a contractor with whom to move forward and the contractor would create a budget. A seasoned architect should be able to know whether or not the estimate developed by a GC is reasonable. Daniel believes that selecting a contractor early in the design process allows the contractor to weigh in on construction methodologies and develop a framework for pricing before the architect completes complex, expensive drawings. This collaborative approach with the client, architect and GC develops trust among all parties and translates into a smoother construction timeline and build. Once the client, architect and GC come to agreement on the design and associated budget, the owner can move forward with confidence. The second most common method of selecting a contractor is to have your architect recommend two or more contractors to bid the project. The advantage of this method is that competitive bidding can help trim costs. This method can work well but has a few shortcomings. continue >> 23

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You will only be generally aware of the cost of your project until you receive the contractor’s bids—which is later in the design phase. At that point, you may be surprised. Frequently, without early input from a contractor, important information is not detailed at the time of bidding. As a result, as Plan details are worked out, bid costs will likely rise. Undiscovered and unresolved issues are commonly encountered after the start of construction, and costs change as materials and methods of assembly are solidified. A fair number of unanticipated costs can be avoided with early and thorough consultation with an experienced contractor.

A third option for owners who prefer not to lose the ability to send their plans out for competitive bidding, is to retain a preferred contractor you think you may want to use under a specific hourly consulting arrangement. In other words, get input from the GC on such things as: materials, assembly methods, product sourcing, pricing, change orders, supervision, and scheduling by paying an

As a contractor, it is substantially less stressful to work with people who have carefully calculated the best- and worst-case scenarios for their project. hourly wage to advise you. Depending on your location, $100 per hour is probably sufficient. The worth of the information provided can be of exponential value and your agreement can stipulate that the fee is not paid if the contract is awarded to the consulting contractor. You can also specify that you reserve the right to “go to bid” with other contractors after the term of the consulting agreement is over. The consulting arrangement provides you two advantages: • The ability to get to know and hopefully like and trust someone that you will be working closely with for a long time, before awarding the contract. • The ability to send your plans out for competitive bidding. Since your obligation to the contractor terminates at the completion of consultation, you are not obligated to award a contract to the consulting contractor unless you want to. Steven Salamandra is a Marin Builders Association member and the owner of Salamandra Associates, a Bay Area construction company specializing in custom homes and home remodels. For more information, visit


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YOUR HOME CHECKLIST SUMMARY If you wish to embark on an addition, remodel or new home, following a few simple guidelines will make the process much easier and more pleasant. Ensure the project you are considering has both real market value as well as personal/emotional value. If you have done your financial homework, you will be able to design your project with confidence. Set a realistic budget and be honest about it. Share it with your architect and contractor. Understand that your architect is not the person who should provide more than general cost information. 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.

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HOW GREEN IS YOUR HOME? FIND OUT WITH A GREEN AUDIT You recycle, you compost, you turn off lights when you’re not using them, but have you ever wondered what else you can do to improve your home’s “green quotient?” One way to make sure you’re doing everything you can to save energy and water in order to protect our environment is to do a green audit of your home.

WHAT IS A GREEN AUDIT? A green audit, also known as an environmental audit, assesses the environmental impact of the way you use and maintain you home and landscape in order to identify ways you might reduce it.

A GREEN AUDIT MAY INCLUDE ASSESSMENTS OF SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: energy use • appliance efficiency • heating and cooling efficiency • insulation • waste generation and management • landscaping water use and runoff • pest management

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ENERGY UPGRADE CALIFORNIA® This is a statewide program that partners with local governments and utilities to help homeowners improve their energy efficiency through larger upgrade projects. Participating certified contractors conduct on-site energy assessments and make recommendations for energy upgrades. Depending on a number of factors, including the number and type of upgrades you do and the improvements in your energy use, you may be eligible for rebates up to $5,500. Some homeowners are eligible to finance upgrades at special rates available through a state program.

WHO DOES THEM? Utility Companies — Local utility companies often offer basic energy audits at no charge. These may include an online questionnaire or a home visit from an energy company expert. Your utility company’s website may have information about audit services offered.

IN THE BAY AREA, PG&E HAS TWO AUDIT SERVICES: HOME ENERGY CHECKUP This is a free online tool that takes about five minutes to complete. It helps you evaluate your energy use and creates a list of simple suggestions for improvement.


ENERGY STAR A program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Star offers a host of resources and information on energy use, including the Home Energy Yardstick. This yardstick is an online tool that rates your home on energy efficiency, estimates your annual carbon emissions, and provides guidance on improving your home’s comfort and energy performance. Energy Star also partners with a network of qualified contractors in some areas to conduct Home Performance Assessments and make recommendations for improvement. (Assessment costs vary depending on the location and contractor.)

We recommend you do a Green Home Audit as well as schedule a home energy checkup with a professional. Both will save you money in the long run.

Green Home Audit

YOUR HOME CHECKLIST GENERAL LIGHT BULBS Number of: LEDs (most efficient): ______________ CFLs (more efficient): ___________________ Incandescents (least efficient): ______________ WHERE CAN I CHANGE TO MORE EFFICIENT BULBS? _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________



POWER STRIPS Use power strips with any electronics or appliances that don’t need to run constantly so you can turn them off with the flick of a switch. HEATING & COOLING PROGRAMMABLE OR SMART THERMOSTAT Setting




Heat Setpoint <70° F

Cool Setpoint >78° F

Morning Day Afternoon

GREEN BUILDING PROFESSIONALS Some architects, contractors, landscapers, and engineers with expertise in green building practices offer green audit and assessment services. A variety of organizations offer training and credentialing for green building professionals (the Green Building Alliance has a good list). They often keep directories of certified professionals.




If you want to conduct your own green audit, there’s a wealth of information available online. For an easy-to-use checklist to help you get started, go to the following link and download either the Green Audit Checklist .docx file to complete on your computer or device or the Green Audit Checklist .pdf file to print and fill in:

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NAVIGATING THE TRICKY WORLD OF SECURITY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS Security systems provide around-the-clock monitoring to ensure that even when you aren’t home or at work, you have protection and peace of mind. But which system is right for you? Will the camera really detect movement in the dark of night? Or will a tree swaying in the breeze cause a false alarm and wake you at 2 a.m.? Finding the right system can be tricky and expensive. If you’re confused, believe us, you’re not alone.

Today there are countless manufacturers of security devices or so called smart devices. Cameras, motion detectors, smart connected smoke and CO detectors are available at every price point imaginable. These devices promise to help secure your home or business while you are away and warn you when something is wrong. “There’s a lot to think about and a lot of options. Even for professionals, it’s not an easy road to navigate,” says Jeremy Williams, owner/partner at Interra, a surveillance integrator. While the landscape is difficult to traverse, advances in technology, including in video cameras, video recorders, and networking capabilities, have made video surveillance systems affordable and great for home and business use. 30

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The reasons to install home or business security systems are compelling and include: 1.    Keeping bad guys away 2. Helping police or investigators if theft occurs 3. Watching kids and/or elderly family members 4. Checking up on your pet's activities 5. Saving money on homeowners insurance 6. Doing real-time monitoring of employees 7. Tracking inventory 8. Ensuring restricted area security is being maintained

COMPONENTS OF SECURITY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS The basic components of a security system are: • Security camera(s) and motion detector. These cameras may be placed both inside and outside your location. • Network Video Recorder (NVR). This is the device that records the video, sends alerts, and allows for remote access to the system. • Router. Your router performs the internet traffic-directing function to your devices. • TV, computer, laptop and personal devices. The video recorder (NVR) feeds information to your personal devices.

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CHOOSING A SECURITY CAMERA AND NETWORK VIDEO RECORDER (NVR) Some systems only work with a paired camera and NVR and will not communicate with other systems on a network. If you mix and match the camera and controller, be sure they can see and speak to one another. We recommend buying a branded camera and NVR solution designed to optimally perform together.

SIZING YOUR SOLUTION What’s the application of the system—is it for a business with expensive equipment that needs monitoring or a home system to check on the kids? Businesses may require a highly available, real-time responding solution that has the ability to quickly alert the client, allow for detailed images, and zoom in on selected areas. It may also need night vision and infrared technology for 24-hour monitoring. Though expensive, such systems provide peace of mind to business owners. They can also reduce insurance rates and be a highly effective second set of eyes that never take a break or fall asleep on the job.



Wireless systems are easier to install, move, and network with other connected devices. Wired systems are ideal for multizone protection in large homes, offices, or businesses. Signal interference or loss of Internet connection is also less likely. Professional installation is usually required, and these systems are not easily portable.

Consider the number of days you want to store as a “record” and the expandability of the NVR. Make sure the drives have the capacity to store the data and the NVR can manage the number of cameras deployed. Typically, a system can store 30-60 days of recordings. Recordings can be archived to cloud storage for additional backup.



The moment you let a traditional alarm company put a system into your home, you may be locked into a three-year contract with a commitment of $1,200 — $1,547 (or more!). Consumers are often shocked to discover what they consider “excessive cancellation fees” when they try to “stop their monitoring” before the contract term is up. If you read the fine print, you can’t cancel a three-year security system contact without being required to pay 80-90% of the outstanding balance. Don't be caught off guard!

If you work with a company, consider one that doesn’t lock you in—you’re free to leave any time. You can choose a company where you pay for the supply and installation of your alarm equipment—in full—upon completion of the job. Generally, this type of monitoring contract will only be for a one-year term, or month-to-month, with much easier conditions to “stop the monitoring services” if things change in your life. Do your homework and shop monitoring providers. It’s a competitive market and the quality of services offered is not equal.

CONSULTING AN EXPERT Finally, when considering a security system, consult an expert. The time, research and frustration of navigating this market place requires skill and experience. You may be cutting holes in walls and crawling under floors. If you don’t have the know-how to design and implement a wired network, you can quickly get in over your head. Let an expert do the heavy lifting.

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REDUCING THE THREAT OF WILDFIRE DAMAGE AT HOME Resource: Todd Lando FIRESafe Marin Over the past 10 years, annual home losses from wildfire have tripled nationwide. In 2017, more than 10,000 structures were lost due to wildfire and as the result of home-to-home ignitions. While firefighters work diligently to protect our property, the truth is, they can’t save every home, and their efforts and safety are increasingly compromised by today’s severe wildfires.



The number of wildfires threatening homes has increased 75% in the past ten years, and will continue to increase with climate change and a growing population.


72,000 communities in the United States have been identified at risk of wildfire.


On average, 2,000 homes are lost to wildfire each year in the United States.

The good news is, unlike floods, hurricanes or earthquakes, there are simple and often inexpensive ways to make homes safer from wildfire. With a good understanding of wildfire hazards and mitigation strategies, community residents can effectively lower the wildfire risk and losses to their homes, neighborhoods and natural resources. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), 2017 saw 71,499 wildfires burn over 10 million acres and more than 10,000 structures in California alone, making it the most damaging fire season ever recorded in the US. The 2017 Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino fires were the most destructive in US history, destroying three times as many homes as the 1991 “Tunnel Fire” in the Oakland and Berkeley hills, which held the record for 26 years. More than 43 people died in the 2017 North Bay fires. The Oakland fire killed 25. These fires all occurred less than 20 miles from Marin. FIRESafe Marin has many tips on how to create “Defensible Space” and “Harden Your Home” to give firefighters a fighting chance when wildfire strikes. A small investment in property maintenance can mean the difference between survival and destruction.

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Wildfire Preparedness

YOUR HOME CHECKLIST The work you do today will make a difference. Follow these simple action steps now, and repeat annually, to prepare and help reduce the risk of your home and property becoming fuel for wildfire:

Clean leaves and debris from

Wildfire can spread to treetops

Ensure that your address

gutters, eaves, porches and

via “ladder fuels.” Prune trees

number is visible. 4” numbers

decks to prevent embers from

annually so the lowest branches

on a contrasting background

igniting your home. Repeat

are 6 to 10 feet from the ground.

are required.

often during fire season.

Remove shrubs beneath trees. Consult these Marin Builders

Remove all dead leaves and

Keep grasses cut and

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vegetation from decks and

maintained. If it’s brown, cut

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within 30 feet of the house.

it to less than 4 inches. Cut

Repeat regularly.

grass early in the day, when fire danger is lower. Repeat

Remove any combustibles

as needed.

stored underneath decks or porches.

Rake and remove debris and lawn cuttings. Dispose of cut

Screen or box in areas below

material in green cans to reduce

patios and decks with 1/4 inch

fuel on your property.

wire mesh to prevent debris and combustible materials from

Inspect shingles, roof tiles,


and flashing. Replace or repair as needed to prevent ember

Remove all combustible

penetration. Consider installing

materials such as firewood,

a fire resistant roof if you don’t

propane tanks, and dry

have one already.

vegetation within 30 feet of your home’s foundation and

Cover exterior vents with 1/8

outbuildings, including garages

inch metal wire mesh to prevent

and sheds. If it can catch fire,

embers from entering your home.

don’t let it touch your house, deck, or porch.


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COST PLUS CONTRACT: A WIN-WIN FOR HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS IN MARIN COUNTY Due to the shortage of contractors and the abundant amount of home renovation work, most contractors are months away from having the resources available to start a new project. Using a Cost Plus contract makes it more attractive for contractors to want to work with you.

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In Marin County, timing has a lot to do with both Contractor and Contract Selection. Contractors are in high demand. Most contractors have projects scheduled out months in advance. What that means for homeowners is that they need to decide on a contractor long before they plan to start the work on their home. Along with selecting your contractor, you need to consider the type of contract you will use for the project. This can help expedite the process for you. There are basically two contract options you have for your project: • Fixed Price • Cost Plus A fixed price contract means that a price has been set for goods or services, and in most circumstances no bargaining is permitted over that price. The price is held constant regardless of the cost of production. Cost plus pricing, refers to a contract where the price is based upon the actual cost of production and any agreed upon rates of profit or fees. A cost plus contract fully reimburses a contractor for the cost of materials and then adds additional money to arrive at the total cost of the job.

ADVANTAGES OF FIXED PRICE The most significant benefit of a fixed price model is that it allows the homeowner to set in advance an exact budget. The homeowner is aware of the total cost before the project 36

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even begins. The fixed price model typically limits the number of changes that occur during the implementation of the project. Contractors know their budget confines at the start. Once the price has been agreed upon, the homeowner does not experience sticker shock at the amount owed.

DISADVANTAGES OF FIXED PRICE Fixed price contracts tend to be less flexible for managing changes or requests. Any new requirements that arise during implementation may lead to price renegotiation and changes to the project’s schedule. Excessive focus on maintaining a fixed price may come at the expense of quality, creativity and timeliness. The value of

ADVANTAGES OF COST PLUS The primary benefit of cost plus pricing is the ease of calculation. Although there are a couple of calculation methods, the common thread is including the cost of the product and a profit amount. Very little information is necessary to use this model. Cost plus pricing lets the homeowner know immediately whether or not the project will be doable. A business that uses cost plus pricing can justify price increases when costs rise.

BENEFITS TO CONTRACTOR The cost plus contract is an agreement to pay a contractor for a job based on the amount of money used to buy the materials required to complete that job plus an added payment. A

• Pre-construction “Design Build” services and fees If you are wondering how to select a contractor before the design is even started, here's what we suggest: Ask for several term outlines from contractors who offer cost plus contracts. The outline should include the terms of the agreement such as their management cost, overhead, and the fee percentage they add to costs. You should also ask for references and get to know the project manager that will be onsite. All of this information should be easy for the contractor to put together quickly and requires very little design, if any.

Cost plus pricing lets the homeowner know immediately whether or not the project will be doable.

the work often becomes less important than the price. A fixed price model may cost the buyer more than anticipated if the job is completed early or if materials cost less than estimated. The issue with a fixed price contract when coupled with the shortage of available contractors is the fixed price contract can only be as accurate as the drawings and budget upon which it is based. What that means is, if you decide to go the traditional route of bidding out the project by getting several fixed price bids, you should wait until the plans are “permit ready.” If the plans are not complete when you bid out the project, the contractors bidding will need to make assumptions and add dollars for unknowns. Ultimately, this puts the contractor or the owner in a bad position. This is not always a win-win scenario.

contractor can take on an unfinished design using a cost plus contract because there is less risk that the agreed upon sum does not cover expenses and fails to make a profit. Contractors can also commit to a project several months out without worrying about increasing prices in materials.

When contractors are selected in advance they have more time to plan for your project and help things run smoothly. You can fold them into the Design Team and get more precise budget feedback during the design process. This is the essence of Design Build and has many advantages.

Due to the limited contractor availability in Marin, the cost plus model has some advantages. If homeowners can get on-board with the idea of evaluating contractors based on a few key factors, they can do so well in advance. Here is a list of factors that are important to consider: • Experience • Customer reviews • Management and overhead fees • In-house labor vs. subcontracted • Profit percentage applied to costs • Estimated project schedule

One addition to the cost plus contract that may alleviate your concerns about project costs getting out of control is a cost plus with a Guaranteed Maximum Price Contract. This keeps all the same terms of the cost plus contract but puts a cap on the overall number. We like this contract for its transparency and requirement that the contractor work efficiently. Another win-win.

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Black Listing by Category

0-9 110% Construction, Inc. 45 & 46 3 Day Blinds 56 361 Architecture 44, 21 38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc. 46 777 Plumbing Inc. 54


A Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal 51 Abacus Group Builders, Inc. 46 Abel Maldonado Construction 45 & 46 Abigail Gorton Web Strategies 53 Accuchex Corporation 44 Advance Business Services 50 Adventures In Production 46 AFP Build, Inc. 46 Agricultural Institute of Marin 53 Ahern Equipment Rental 55 Ahmed's Moving Express, Inc. 53 All Phase Excavating & Demolition, Inc. 50 All Terrain, Inc. 50 Allen Enterprises 46 Alt Electric 49 Alten Construction, Inc. 45 American Institute of Architects - SF Chapter 53 American River Benefits Administrators 48 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 50 And Them Design 53, 6 Andersen Windows & Doors 56 Andres Martinez Painting, Inc. 53 Anello Painting and Construction 53 Anthony Bertotti Landscaping, Inc. 52 Antonis Construction Building & Painting 45 & 46 Anywhere CPR 53 Aplos Group Architecture 44, 28 Aquatech Consultancy, Inc. 51 Arbor Day Tree Care 56 Ard Mac Electric, Inc. 49, 26 Ares Commercial Properties 55 Arntz Builders, Inc. 45 Arrington Construction 46 Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc. 49 ASAP Plumbing, Inc. 54 Audac 51 Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc. 44 Aussie Roofing, Inc. 55

B B G Construction 46 BakerCorp 49 Baldenebro Construction 46 Bank of Marin 44


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Bank of San Francisco 44 Baswell Plumbing 54 Bauman Landscape & Construction 52 Bay Area Crane Service, Inc. 48, 26 Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc. 49 Bay Area Subcontractors Assoc. (BASA) 53 Bay City Mechanical, Inc. 51 Bay County Builders, Inc. 46 Bayside HVAC Products, LLC 51 BBSI (Barrett Business Services, Inc.) 48 Bedrock Concrete Construction 45 Benga Construction 46 Benjamin Moore & Co. 53 BHM Construction, Inc. 45 & 46 Big Cat Advertising 53, 6 BioMarin Pharmaceutical 53 Blind Repair Service 56 Bob Kunst Painting, Inc. 53, 16 Boeck & Associates Painting Company 53 Bolds Risk & Insurance Services 51 Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc. 52 Borton Petrini, LLP 52, 57 Bradley Real Estate 55 Brandon Riedel Roofing 55 Bruce Enterprises 55 Buchholz Landscaping Company 52 Buel Engineering 49 Bulldog Construction & Maintenance 45 & 46 Burkell Plumbing, Inc. 54 Burns Builders 46

C C.L.Y., Inc. dba Sonoma-Marin Construction 45 Cal-West Rentals, Inc. 55 California Space Organizers, Inc. 44 Candace Killman Interior Design 49, 18 Carl J. Augusto Plumbing 54 Carolyn Robbins Site Design 49 Carpenters Local #35 53 Cartwright Construction 46 Casey Professional Painting 53 Castaneda Iron Works 53 Central Valley Environmental 48 Ceramic Tile Design 56 CF Contracting 45 Charles Melin, General Contractor 46 Cherokee Construction 45 Christine C. Lee, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP 52 City Carpets 51 City Front Plumbing 54 Clare Michael Interiors 49 Clever Home, The 56

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Clisham Painting 53 Clough Construction 50 Coastside Concrete & Construction, Inc. 45 College of Marin 49 COM1 Communications 44 Comcast Corporation 56 Community Playgrounds, Inc. 54 Contractors Business Centers 49 Contractors Coach, The 48 Coughlan Napa CPA Company, Inc. 44 CPi Developers 55 Craford Benefit Consultants 51 Crafted Earth, Inc. 49 Craig Communications, Inc. 53 Crescent Builders, Inc. 46, 35 Crystal & Company 51 CWS Construction Group 45 & 46 Cypress Homes, Inc./H-Y-H Corporation 45 & 46

D D & H Construction 45 & 46 D & R Construction 46 Dan Fix Landscape Construction 52 Dan Young Construction, Inc. 46 David Freeman Painting 54 David White & Associates 51 De Carli's Petaluma Butane Distributor 55 De La Montanya Trucking 56 De Mello Roofing 55 Deck Supply Warehouse 50 Decks by Woodmasters 50 DeGregory Painting and Decorating 54 Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction 45 Denny's House of Plumbing 54 Design Set Match 49 Design/Build Specialists, Inc. 49 Desire to Inspire Studios 53, 6 Desmond & Wallace, Inc. 45 & 46 Devincenzi Concrete Construction 45 DHC Supplies, Inc. 52 Diaz Construction 46 Dibble & Company 48 Diego Brothers, Inc. 45 & 46 Diego Quality Construction 46 Division Seven 54 DMH Land Use Planning 55 DNL Builders 46 Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc. 51 Door Pros 51 Dotto Glass 56 Doug Monti Construction 45 & 47 Downing Heating & Air Conditioning 51

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Dry Kings Restoration 55 Dutra 45 DWC 54

E E.F. Brett and Company, Inc. 45 Eco Steel 53 Electrix, Inc. 49 Empire Floors 51 Energy Calc Company 48 Envision Builders, Inc. 47 ESM Enterprise General Contractor 47 Eureka Valley Floor Company 51 Evenich Construction, Inc. 45 & 47 Eventful Events, Inc. 53 Exchange Bank 50

F Fairfax Lumber & Hardware 52 Fairway Design & Construction, Inc. 47 Farallon Company 50 Farnsworth Mayflower 53 Federated Insurance 51 Fire Technologies 50, 34 Fitzpatrick's Heating & Air Conditioning 51 Floortex Design 51 Florence Choux Livingston Interiors 49 Floyd Construction, Inc. 45 & 47 Fontana Construction, Inc. 45 & 47 Forde's Larkspur Self Storage 53 Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance 52 Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc. 55 Forward Push 53 Frey Incorporated 49 Future Bright Interactive 53

G G Family, Inc. 49 Gaetani Construction 47 Gaidano & Sons Painting & Decorating 54 Gaidmore Furniture 44 Garber Law Firm, The 52 Gazzoli Construction 47 George Petersen Insurance Agency 52 Ghilotti Bros., Inc. 45, 57 Ghilotti Construction Company 50, 60 Glass Concepts, LLC 56 GLB Architects 44 Golden State Lumber, Inc. 52, 26 Goltermann Real Estate & Construction 47 Goodman Building Supply 52 Gotelli Plumbing Company 54

Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co. 48 Grant Painting 54 GreenLynx 48 Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc. 54 Gubbins Building Company, Inc. 47 Gusiff Marketing Group 53

H Habitat For Humanity 53 Hal-Co, Inc. 45 Hanson Bridgett, LLP 52 Hardiman Construction/Trenchless Titan 55 Harry Lee Plumbing 54 Hartnett Construction 47 Hayes and Associates Construction, Inc. 47 Heffernan Insurance Brokers 52 Hennessey Construction, Inc. 47 Henris Roofing Company 55 Herb's Pool Service & Construction, Inc. 56 High Tech Screens & Shades 56, 33 Hillside Drilling, Inc. 50 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin 53 Hitchcock Construction Co. 47 Hoffmann Construction, Inc. 47 Homeward Bound of Marin 53 Howard Scanlan 47 Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design 44 Hyve 51

I I. Cannan Electric 49 Ian Birchall + Associates Architects 44 ILS Associates, Inc. 50 Imbimbo Concrete, Inc. 45 Independent Electric Supply, Inc. 49 Indian Valley Golf Club 51 INsite Networks, Inc. 51 Integral Design 45 Integrity Electric, Inc. 49 Interra Partners 51, 30 Irrigation Repair Service 52 Italics 56

J J & R Thompson, Inc. 54 Jack London Kitchen & Bath 54 Jackson's Hardware, Inc. 52 Jakela, Inc. (dba Asbestos Control Center) 45 & 47 Jamba Construction, Inc. 47 James G. Lino Construction 47 James S. Young Construction 47 James W. Josephs & Company 47


Directory By Name

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc. 47 Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc. 54 Jim Nichelini Masonry 53 Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc. 53 John C. Hill Construction 47 John C. Hom & Associates 50 John Pope, Inc. 45 John Seidler Painting 54 Johnson Electric 49 Jones Garage Door Co., Inc. 51 Joseph Farrell Architecture 44 JS Company 50 Jungsten Construction 47

K Kadima-Schoepp, Inc. 47 Karkabi Construction 47 Kate Warner, Construction Lawyer 52 KBI Painting, Inc. 54 KCK Builders, Inc. 47 Kelly Pacific Construction 47 Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc. 54 Ken Kay Associates 52 Kerr Construction, Inc. 47 Kerri Schultze, Account Executive, Ray Morgan Company 51 Kevin Marcinek, General Contractor 50 Kitchens Inside Out 49 Knight Electric 49 KP Promotions 55 Krekow Jennings, Inc. 45 & 47 Krista Van Kessel Designs 49 KuhelBreez Human Resources 56 Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc. 54

L L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. 52 Lamperti Contracting & Design 49, 9 Land Collaborative, The 52 Landmark Builders 47 Larry C. Levy, Consultant 56 Laurie E. Friedman AIA Earthlight Dwellings 44 Leak Detection Pros, Inc. 51 Leslie Suh Appraisals, LLC 48 Linscott Engineering Contractors, Inc. 50 LMS Bookkeeping 44 London Chimney Services, Inc. 51 Lucas Valley Designs 47 Lunny Grading & Paving, Inc. 50 Lynch & Sons 44


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M MacPhail Properties, Inc. 55 MacQuarrie Electrical Services 49 Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. 50 Maher Accountancy 44 Mahoney Architects & Interiors 44 Maloney Construction, Inc. 51 Manuel Vazquez Landscaping 52 Marelli Drywall 49 Marin Builders Association 53 Marin Clean Energy 56 Marin Color Service, Inc. 54, 18 Marin Country Club 51 Marin County Ford 44, 15 Marin Economic Forum 53 Marin General Hospital 53 Marin Independent Journal 44, 15 Marin Landscape Materials 45 Marin Mechanical, Inc. 54 Marin Republic Construction 47 Marin Roto-Rooter 54, 17 Marin Sanitary Service 48, 59 Marin Termite Control Co., Inc. 54 Marin Tree Service 56 Marion Landscaping 52 Mark J. Rice, Esq. 52 Marshall Foster Masonry 53 Martin & Harris 44 Massa Construction Company 47 MasterDevCo-CRIC 48 Mato Account Works 44 Max Design & Construction 49 Mazzoni & Associates, Inc. 48 MBT Builders, Inc. 45 & 47 McCoy Lighting Design 52 McDevitt Construction Partners, Inc. 46 & 47 McGuire & Sons Construction 47 McLeran Roofing Co. 55, 4 McPhail Fuel Co. 55 Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc. 52 Medical Center of Marin 53 Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders 47 Mertel Carpets 51 Meylan Construction, Inc. 46 Michael J. Harlock A.I.A. 44 Michael Paul Company, Inc. 50 Miconi Marble & Tile 56 Mike Brown Electric Company 49 Mike Mariani Electric, Inc. 49 Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc. 54 Mikkelsen Painting 54 Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc. 48


Minto & Wilkie 52 Minuteman Press of Marin 55 Mission Wood Products 56 MLS Tile 56 Mobius Systems 44 Moliver Landscape 52 Monark Premium Appliance Company 44 Morris Roofing Company 55

N Nancy M. Marion, Mortgage Advisor 50 Natal Modica Construction, Inc. 47 Naturworks Pest Control 54 Nerviani Paving, Inc. 50 New Avenue, Inc. 49 New Dimension 46 & 47 Nichelini & Sons, Inc. 46 & 47 North Bay Business Journal 44 North Bay Landscape Management, Inc. 52 North Bay NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) 53 North Marin Painting, Inc. 54 NorthBay biz 44 Northbay Roofing & Gutters, Inc. 55 Northern Pacific Roofing 55 Northgate Garage Doors, Inc. 51 Novato Chamber of Commerce 53 Novato Glass, Inc. 56 Nuheara 51

O Oak River Landscaping, Inc. 52 Old Town Glass 56, 2 Onspot Welding & Design, Inc. 53 Outdoor Environments 52

P Pac West Painting, Inc. 54 Pace Supply Corp. 54 Pacific Door Products, Inc. 56 Pacific Gas and Electric Company 56 Pacific Hardscapes 45 Pacific Sash & Design 56 Pacificontract 51 Pagan Construction, LLC 47 Pallavicini Painting 54 Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc. 49 Patriot Mechanical, Inc. 51 Pedersen Associates Landscape Architects 52 Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc. 54 PeopleReady 56 Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc. 54

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Pete Niederberger & Sons 46 & 47 Petty Masonry, Inc. 53 Pini Hardware, Inc. 52 Plan Design Consultants, Inc. 50 Plumbing Repair Specialists 54 Pound Management, Inc. 48 Powers & Lobl Construction, Inc. 46 & 47 PRANDI Property Management, Inc. 55, 33 Presidio Bank 44 Primary Commercial Construction, Inc. 46 Project Management Services, LLC 50

R R.V. Stich Construction, Inc. 48 Radiant Way Incorporated 51 Rafael Floors 51, 35 Rafael Lumber Company 52 Ravano & Cooney Construction 48 Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer 50 RC Cabinets & Closets 45 Redwood Electric 49 Redwood Engineering 50 Redwood Landfill, Recycling and Composting Center 48 Redwood Security Systems, Inc. 55 Redwood Valley Construction, LLC 48 Reggie's Reliable Plumbing Service, Inc. 54 Renew Crew Painting 54 RF Construction Engineering 45 RHA Builders, Inc. 46 & 48 Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc. 45 Rick Nolen Construction and Painting 54 Riley, Pasek LLP 52 Rising Design & Construction 49 Robison Construction 50 Rockport Land Corp. 55 Roman's Plumbing 55 Ross Construction Services 48 Ross Painting 54, 4 Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply 52 Roy's Sewer Service, Inc. 55 Rubenstein Supply Company 55

S S.L.M. Builders 48 S.R. Allied Builders, Inc. 46 & 48 Salamandra Associates 48, 21 Salazar Cal Cities 52 Sames Digital Marketing 53 San Rafael Chamber of Commerce 53 Sandler Training 48 Sandra Bird Custom Kitchens 49

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Schalich Bros. Construction, Inc. 46 & 48 Scott Kaplan 48 SDI Insulation 51 Seadrift Realty 55 Sessi Drywall 49 Shamrock Materials, Inc. 45 Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 53 Simply Solar 56 Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc. 51 Simpson Strong-Tie 53 SinglePoint Design Build, Inc. 49, 36 Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP 52, 9 SolarCraft 56 Sonoma Marin Plumbing 55 Sontag Construction, Inc. 48 SpeedPro Imaging 55 Steele Engineering 50 Steere Building & Woodworking 48 Steinbach Cabinets 45 Steve Janney Roofing, Inc. 55 Storek Architecture 44 Strom Electric, Inc. 49 Stroub Construction 48 Substrate, Inc. 50 Sun First Solar 56 Sunrise Home 49 Sunshine Construction 50 Superior Roofing Solutions 55 Supreme Lending 55 Sutton Suzuki Architects 44, 38 Synapse Electric 49

T T & B Sports 55 T.H. Eller Construction 48 Tamalpais Land Construction 48 Tamalpais Paint & Color 54, 57 Team Ghilotti, Inc. 50 Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders dba Bayside Builders 48 Thompson Builders Corporation 46, 9 Thornton Paving, Inc. 50 Tile West 56 Timberline Builders, Inc. 48 Todd Morris Fire Protection 50, 34 Tom Ganley Construction 46 & 48 Tom J. Collins Construction 48 Tom Redmond Construction, Inc. 46 & 48 Tomas Calel Construction Company 46 & 48 Tomrose Construction, Inc. 46 & 48 Tony Smith, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors 50

Trahan Bros., Inc. 51 Travis Remodeling 48 Treemasters Tree and Garden Care 56 Trin Hong Real Estate, Inc. 55 Truitt and White - Marvin Design Gallery 56 Tuatagaloa Contracting 50 Twining, Inc. 50

U U.S. Bank 44, 33 Union Bank 44 UnionBanc Investment Services 50 Universal Protective Coatings 54 Urban Farmer Store, The 52

V Van Midde & Son Concrete 45 Van Pelt Construction Services 48 Verde Metals, Inc. 51 Victory Gardens Landscaping, Inc. 52 Vincent Sheehan Real Estate 55 Vitreo Inc. 56

W W. Bradley Electric, Inc. 49 W.K. McLellan Company 50 W.R. Forde Associates, Inc. 50 Wagstaff + Rogers Architects 44, 18 Water Components & Building Supply, Inc. 50 Weber Plastering, Inc. 54 Wedge Roofing, Inc. 55 Wendy Aronson Property Management 55 Wesco Fencing 50 West Coast Electric, Inc. 49 West Coast Professional Door, Inc. 56 Westward Builders Inc. 51 Whiteside Construction Corporation 45 Wildcat Engineering 50 Wilkinson Design & Construction 49 William G. Taylor Construction Corp. 48 Wilson's Plumbing 55 Window Worx 56 Wise Insurance Agency 52 Womack Construction 48 Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 52 Workforce Alliance of the Northbay 56 Workglue 51 World Class Shows 53

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Aplos Group Architecture 415.450.9504

Accuchex Corporation 415.883.7733 X 110

GLB Architects


707.938.8844 Coughlan Napa CPA Company, Inc. 707.255.0677 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 707.575.8282

Ian Birchall + Associates Architects 415.512.9660 Joseph Farrell Architecture 415.884.2860 Laurie E. Friedman AIA Earthlight Dwellings 415.686.1652 Mahoney Architects & Interiors 415.389.1058

AUTOMOTIVE Lynch & Sons 415.459.9823 Marin County Ford 415.895.3000

BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS Bank of Marin 415.485.2265 Bank of San Francisco 415.489.7133 Presidio Bank 415.456.6000

Michael J. Harlock A.I.A. 415.924.5714 Storek Architecture lic. 1033269 B 415.388.3030

U.S. Bank 415.381.7601 Union Bank 415.446.1859


Sutton Suzuki Architects 415.383.3139

Martin & Harris 415.454.2021 Monark Premium Appliance Company 415.453.6070


Wagstaff + Rogers Architects 415.383.2160 x102


CABINETRY Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc. lic. 288206 D12,D24 415.472.4171

AUDIOVISUAL & LOW VOLTAGE COM1 Communications 415 845.7018

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Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design 415.383.4311

Mobius Systems lic. 814767 C7 415.499.1400

California Space Organizers, Inc. lic. 866993 C61,D34 415.454.7477 Gaidmore Furniture 415.884.2939

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Hal-Co, Inc. lic. 714971 B 415.254.6822 Integral Design lic. 537763 C6 415.454.5025 RC Cabinets & Closets lic. 985074 C6 707.664.1900 Steinbach Cabinets lic. 694518 C6 415.453.7322

CONCRETE, ASPHALT, SAND & GRAVEL Bedrock Concrete Construction lic. 983442 C8 415.858.5975 C.L.Y., Inc. dba Sonoma-Marin Construction lic. 690380 C8,B,A 707.763.6981 Coastside Concrete & Construction, Inc. lic. 995338 A,B,C8 707.695.6022 Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction lic. 808915 C8,A 707.568.1200

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Ghilotti Bros., Inc. lic. 132128 A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ 415.454.7011 Imbimbo Concrete, Inc. lic. 638907 A,C8 650.991.3384 Marin Landscape Materials 415.897.1337 Pacific Hardscapes lic. 1016509 C29 415.918.0089 RF Construction Engineering lic. 1025742 A,B 415.446.8828 Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc. 415.924.1040 Shamrock Materials, Inc. 415.455.1575 Van Midde & Son Concrete lic. 676584 C8 415.459.2530 Whiteside Construction Corporation lic. 577719 A,B,D06 510.234.6681

Devincenzi Concrete Construction lic. 326998 C8 707.546.3113



110% Construction, Inc. lic. 1012560 B 415.678.0266


Abel Maldonado Construction lic. 970422 B 415.823.7444

Alten Construction, Inc. lic. 705713 A,B 510.234.4200

Diego Brothers, Inc. lic. 419030 B 415.472.5967

Antonis Construction Building & Painting lic. 940470 B,C33 707.280.5740

Doug Monti Construction lic. 387703 B 415.453.1380 E.F. Brett and Company, Inc. lic. 924636 A & B 415.524.8351

Arntz Builders, Inc. lic. 856393 A,B 415.382.1188 BHM Construction, Inc. lic. 900404 A,B 707.643.4580 Bulldog Construction & Maintenance lic. 948457 C27.B 415.272.7532 CF Contracting lic. 401466 B,C10,A 415.721.7160 Cherokee Construction lic. 427589 B 510.222.1689 CWS Construction Group lic. 811153 B 415.599.5585 Cypress Homes, Inc./H-Y-H Corporation lic. 974792 B 415.383.1848 D & H Construction lic. 693883 B 510.237.7883 Desmond & Wallace, Inc. lic. 782179 A,B 707.795.7443

Evenich Construction, Inc. lic. 493087 B 707.479.8737 Floyd Construction, Inc. lic. 365653 A,B 415.485.0645 Fontana Construction, Inc. lic. 487928 B 415.457.1290 Jakela, Inc. (dba Asbestos Control Center) lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB,C33,C22 415.883.7856 John Pope, Inc. lic. 467171 B,A,ASB 415.497.5948 Krekow Jennings, Inc. lic. 954834 B 206.957.7618 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

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Tom Ganley Construction lic. 514664 B 415.444.5548 Tom Redmond Construction, Inc. lic. 434609 B 415.892.9918


Tomas Calel Construction Company lic. 1031346 B 415.302.7858

Nichelini & Sons, Inc. lic. 339365 B 415.485.6791

Tomrose Construction, Inc. lic. 605439 B 707.763.4001

Pete Niederberger & Sons lic. 524069 B 415.924.4170


New Dimension lic. 791439 B

Powers & Lobl Construction, Inc. lic. 1002701 B 415.530.3900 Primary Commercial Construction, Inc. lic. 903553 B 415.259.9166 RHA Builders, Inc. lic. 750929 B,C6 707.843.3734 S.R. Allied Builders, Inc. lic. 399932 B 707.795.6595 Schalich Bros. Construction, Inc. lic. 497493 B 415.382.7733 Thompson Builders Corporation lic. 626859 B,A,C17,C-5 415.456.8972

110% Construction, Inc. lic. 1012560 B 415.678.0266 38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc. lic. 838178 B 415.456.0937 Abacus Group Builders, Inc. lic. 522340 B 415.927.0667 Abel Maldonado Construction lic. 970422 B 415.823.7444 Adventures In Production lic. 943457 B 415.602.4742 AFP Build, Inc. lic. 1017681 B 415.435.3273


Allen Enterprises lic. 881441 B 415.671.9767 Antonis Construction Building & Painting lic. 940470 B,C33 707.280.5740 Arrington Construction lic. 810317 B 415.460.1607 B G Construction lic. 676193 B

Charles Melin, General Contractor lic. 311858 B 415.461.2416 Crescent Builders, Inc. lic. 822594 B 415.895.5047 CWS Construction Group lic. 811153 B 415.599.5585 Cypress Homes, Inc./H-Y-H Corporation lic. 974792 B 415.383.1848

415.884.2180 Baldenebro Construction lic. 1007712 B 415.497.0511 Bay County Builders, Inc. lic. 700683 B 415.457.9962 Benga Construction lic. 998496 B,C10 415.760.3193 BHM Construction, Inc. lic. 900404 A,B 707.643.4580 Bulldog Construction & Maintenance lic. 948457 C27.B 415.272.7532 Burns Builders lic. 871010 B 415.272.7751 Cartwright Construction lic. 626464 B 415.612.4284

D & H Construction lic. 693883 B 510.237.7883 D & R Construction lic. 533707 B 707.792.0818 Dan Young Construction, Inc. lic. 760173 B 415.457.6797 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 DNL Builders lic. 872590 B 707.495.2950


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Doug Monti Construction lic. 387703 B 415.453.1380 Envision Builders, Inc. lic. 736487 B 415.453.2370 ESM Enterprise General Contractor lic. 352891 B 415.383.9698 Evenich Construction, Inc. lic. 493087 B 707.479.8737

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Hartnett Construction lic. 888773 B 415.816.5046 Hayes and Associates Construction, Inc. lic. 817836 B 415.892.3464 Hennessey Construction, Inc. lic. 727282 B 415.459.6497 Hitchcock Construction Co. lic. 396116 B 415.602.8464 Hoffmann Construction, Inc. lic. 414423 B 415.897.7263

Fairway Design & Construction, Inc. lic. 923234 B 415.455.2468 Floyd Construction, Inc. lic. 365653 A,B 415.485.0645 Fontana Construction, Inc. lic. 487928 B 415.457.1290 Gaetani Construction lic. 490550 B 415.740.8820 Gazzoli Construction lic. 922738 B 415.847.1811 Goltermann Real Estate & Construction lic. 304928 B 707.775.2525 Gubbins Building Company, Inc. lic. 788512 B 415.924.9031

Howard Scanlan lic. 402434 B

Jeffrey Novak General Contractor, Inc. lic. 508578 B 415.892.7713 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

Massa Construction Company lic. 344050 A,B 415.459.0400 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

415.459.8698 415.488.4037

Jakela, Inc. (dba Asbestos Control Center) lic. 590867 A,B,HAZ,ASB,C33,C22 415.883.7856 Jamba Construction, Inc. lic. 897278 A,B,C17 415.435.4481 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

Kelly Pacific Construction lic. 346196 B 415.464.0900 Kerr Construction, Inc. lic. 615587 B 415.456.5300 Krekow Jennings, Inc. lic. 954834 B 206.957.7618 Landmark Builders lic. 474421 B 415.883.5410 Lucas Valley Designs lic. 645290 B 415.225.8230 Marin Republic Construction lic. 1025031 B 415.302.3855

Natal Modica Construction, Inc. lic. 844317 B 415.382.6554 New Dimension lic. 791439 B 415.601.6188 Nichelini & Sons, Inc. lic. 339365 B 415.485.6791 Pagan Construction, LLC lic. 464896 B 415.457.4170 Pete Niederberger & Sons lic. 524069 B 415.924.4170 Powers & Lobl Construction, Inc. lic. 1002701 B 415.530.3900


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Ravano & Cooney Construction lic. 689239 B 415.431.3000

T.H. Eller Construction lic. 579465 B 415.488.9865

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

Tamalpais Land Construction lic. 972710 B 415.797.2320

RHA Builders, Inc. lic. 750929 B,C6

Tembrock-Ingrassia Builders dba Bayside Builders lic. 957514 B 415.884.8078

707.843.3734 Timberline Builders, Inc. lic. 1001887 B,C8,C11 415.883.5900

S.L.M. Builders lic. 718948 B 707.795.4177 S.R. Allied Builders, Inc. lic. 399932 B 707.795.6595 Salamandra Associates lic. 523335 B 415.457.4463 Schalich Bros. Construction, Inc. lic. 497493 B 415.382.7733

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


Tomas Calel Construction Company lic. 1031346 B 415.302.7858

Sontag Construction, Inc. lic. 626258 B 510.665.4500

Tomrose Construction, Inc. lic. 605439 B 707.763.4001

Steere Building & Woodworking lic. 744002 B 415.388.4616

Travis Remodeling lic. 493670 B 415.883.8177

Scott Kaplan lic. 467868 B

Stroub Construction lic. 489037 B 415.331.0621


William G. Taylor Construction Corp. lic. 853924 B 415.407.1764


Womack Construction lic. 478379 B 415.898.3151

Sandler Training




Bay Area Crane Service, Inc. 415.883.6644

Dibble & Company 415.488.4017 Pound Management, Inc. 510.653.0800 Ross Construction Services 415.261.1590

DEBRIS BOX, HAULING & DEMOLITION Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co. lic. 257220 C21 415.456.2712

Van Pelt Construction Services lic. 871147 B 707.438.3790

Marin Sanitary Service 415.456.2601


Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc. 415.457.9760

American River Benefits Administrators 916.486.1262 BBSI (Barrett Business Services, Inc.) location/CA/napa 707.224.0752 Contractors Coach, The 925.977.9650 Energy Calc Company 415.457.0990 MasterDevCo-CRIC 415.710.7161 Mazzoni & Associates, Inc. 415.460.6763

R.V. Stich Construction, Inc. lic. 530135 A,B,C21 510.412.9070

DECONSTRUCTION, REUSE & RECYCLING Central Valley Environmental lic. 913083 A,B 707.584.1900 GreenLynx lic. 680356 B,C21 415.890.5880 Leslie Suh Appraisals, LLC 925.389.1801 Redwood Landfill, Recycling and Composting Center 415.408.9053

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DESIGNERS Candace Killman Interior Design 415.927.0799 Carolyn Robbins Site Design 415.215.0339

Crafted Earth, Inc. lic. 1015145 B 415.699.9662 Design/Build Specialists, Inc. lic. 490829 B 415.892.3932 G Family, Inc. lic. 893848 B 415.444.0573 Lamperti Contracting & Design lic. 600412 B 415.454.1623 Max Design & Construction lic. 720207 B 415.883.6291 New Avenue, Inc. 855.563.9283 Rising Design & Construction lic. 864761 B 415.456.4482

Clare Michael Interiors 415.225.2661 Design Set Match 510.285.0870 Florence Choux Livingston Interiors 415.855.5361 Kitchens Inside Out 415.505.8708 Krista Van Kessel Designs 415.317.2795 Sunrise Home 415.456.3939

SinglePoint Design Build, Inc. lic. 963428 B 415.789.7979 Wilkinson Design & Construction lic. 564598 B 415.785.7961

Marelli Drywall lic. 705813 C9

Johnson Electric lic. 899161 C10 415.472.0967


Knight Electric lic. 707350 C10

Sessi Drywall lic. 541472 C9

MacQuarrie Electrical Services lic. 870994 C10 707.260.4544


EDUCATION College of Marin 415.485.9424 Contractors Business Centers 818.458.7842

DRYWALL Frey Incorporated lic. 324866 C9,C35 415.897.4510


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 Alt Electric lic. 825279 C10 415.250.5388 Ard Mac Electric, Inc. lic. 967353 C10,C7 415.444.6077


Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc. lic. 726300 B 415.884.0500


Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc. lic. 795763 C9 415.456.3550

Electrix, Inc. lic. 677633 C10


925.252.2400 Sandra Bird Custom Kitchens lic. 460795 B 415.927.1171

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

Strom Electric, Inc. lic. 480976 C10,C36 415.453.1200 Synapse Electric lic. 828101 C10 415.819.0668 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 49

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ILS Associates, Inc. 415.883.9200 John C. Hom & Associates 415.258.9027 Project Management Services, LLC 415.827.1272 Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer 415.892.4874 Steele Engineering

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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

415.215.5193 Substrate, Inc.

Lunny Grading & Paving, Inc. lic. 600250 A,B,HAZ 415.662.9800

415.246.4920 Twining, Inc. 925.849.8186

ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & EXCAVATING All Phase Excavating & Demolition, Inc. lic. 638179 A 707.795.0142 All Terrain, Inc. lic. 827896 A,B 415.459.1488 Farallon Company lic. 827633 A,B,C33 415.892.7760 Ghilotti Construction Company lic. 644515 A,C8,C12,C21,C42,HAZ 707.585.1221


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 Nerviani Paving, Inc. lic. 564392 A 415.454.2662 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


Wesco Fencing lic. 934623 C13 415.798.1906

Tuatagaloa Contracting lic. 699547 A,HAZ 866.824.8077 W.K. McLellan Company lic. 240701 A,C12,B,C8,C21,C42 707.763.2407 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 Deck Supply Warehouse 707.824.0386

FINANCIAL SERVICES Advance Business Services 415.203.4247 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. greg.c.musick 415.743.9849 Exchange Bank 415.720.3510 Nancy M. Marion, Mortgage Advisor 415.377.9884 Plan Design Consultants, Inc. 650.425.7914 Tony Smith, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors tony.l.smith 415.482.2645 UnionBanc Investment Services 415.451.1665

FIRE PROTECTION Decks by Woodmasters lic. 723385 C61 415.516.4169

Fire Technologies lic. 570216 C16,C36 415.250.9654

Kevin Marcinek, General Contractor lic. 620203 B 415.898.9510

Todd Morris Fire Protection lic. 978422 C16 415.454.7919

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FIREPLACES & CHIMNEYS London Chimney Services, Inc. lic. 500490 C61 415.383.8227


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Westward Builders Inc. lic. 327365 B,A 415.459.2130

GARAGE DOORS Door Pros lic. 958861 D28 415.717.7015

City Carpets lic. 746886 C15 415.454.4200 Empire Floors lic. 504918 C15 707.524.2594 Eureka Valley Floor Company lic. 397118 C15 415.479.1676 Floortex Design lic. 534583 B,C15 415.785.4614 Mertel Carpets lic. 414490 C15 415.479.2180 Pacificontract lic. 682766 C15 415.258.9966 Rafael Floors lic. 178605 C15 415.456.3656

FOUNDATIONS & RETAINING WALLS Maloney Construction, Inc. lic. 959104 B,A 415.895.5304

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

Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning lic. 371959 C20 415.457.0607 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 Trahan Bros., Inc. lic. 774154 C20,C43

Nuheara 415.497.4754 Workglue 480.887.8790

INSPECTION SERVICES Aquatech Consultancy, Inc. lic. 809853 B,C39,C15,C33, D51 415.884.2121 Leak Detection Pros, Inc. 707.769.7373

INSULATION 415.457.5541

GOLF COURSES Indian Valley Golf Club 415.897.1118 Marin Country Club 415.382.6712

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 Downing Heating & Air Conditioning lic. 644720 C20

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

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS Audac lic. 445578 C7 415.459.3095 Hyve 415.596.7383

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

INSURANCE Bolds Risk & Insurance Services 415.461.7475 Craford Benefit Consultants 415.456.9790 Crystal & Company 415.946.7518

INsite Networks, Inc. 415.454.6200 Interra Partners 415.793.3552 Kerri Schultze, Account Executive, Ray Morgan Company 707.293.2429

David White & Associates 925.277.2600 Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc. 707.782.9200 Federated Insurance santa-rosa-ca-insurance-representative-nick-arrigo 415.720.5420

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George Petersen Insurance Agency 707.360.4117 Heffernan Insurance Brokers 707.789.3072 Minto & Wilkie 415.453.0610 ex 235 Wise Insurance Agency 415.258.9912 Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 415.878.2466

JANITORIAL Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply 415.939.1669

Anthony Bertotti Landscaping, Inc. lic. 373488 B,C27,A 707.559.7077 Bauman Landscape & Construction lic. 372478 A,C27 415.447.4800 Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc. lic. 962905 C27 415.453.4675


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 415.328.4649

Buchholz Landscaping Company lic. 1012442 B 415.453.1860

Urban Farmer Store, The 415.380.3840

Dan Fix Landscape Construction lic. 553804 C27 415.453.1604

Victory Gardens Landscaping, Inc. lic. 1031653 C27

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. 415.382.7713

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Ken Kay Associates lic. 2230-CA 415.956.4472 Land Collaborative, The lic. 954204 C27 415.234.6812 Pedersen Associates Landscape Architects 415.456.2070


Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance lic. 748791 C27 415.456.6684 Irrigation Repair Service lic. 328638 C27 415.924.4126 Manuel Vazquez Landscaping lic. 1030625 C27 415.342.8145 Marion Landscaping lic. 670972 C27 415.382.9404 Moliver Landscape lic. 616772 C27 415.491.1261

415.472.3434 Riley, Pasek LLP 925.472.6988 Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP 415.394.6688

LIGHTING DESIGN McCoy Lighting Design 415.382.8578

LUMBER, HARDWARE & TOOLS DHC Supplies, Inc. 707.588.9406



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LEGAL Borton Petrini, LLP 415.677.0730 Christine C. Lee, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP php?id=251 415.352.6446 Garber Law Firm, The 415.690.8997 Hanson Bridgett, LLP 415.925.8400 Kate Warner, Construction Lawyer CA BAR 112167 415.457.7977

Fairfax Lumber & Hardware 415.453.4410 Golden State Lumber, Inc. 415.454.2532 Goodman Building Supply 415.388.6233 Jackson’s Hardware, Inc. 415.454.3740 Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc. 707.576.3333 Pini Hardware, Inc. 415.892.1577 Rafael Lumber Company 415.453.3043

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Simpson Strong-Tie 707.339.6517

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


Marshall Foster Masonry lic. 277004 C29 415.519.2510

Abigail Gorton Web Strategies 415.305.6050 And Them Design 415.747.4345

Petty Masonry, Inc. lic. 416140 C29 415.898.2200


Big Cat Advertising 415.302.5409

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Craig Communications, Inc. 925.759.0356

BioMarin Pharmaceutical 415.506.6358

Desire to Inspire Studios 415.488.5720

Marin General Hospital 415.925.7424

Eventful Events, Inc. 415.686.3516

Medical Center of Marin 415.924.4525

Forward Push 415.640.8009 Future Bright Interactive 415.275.0970 Gusiff Marketing Group 415.497.8974 Sames Digital Marketing 415.524.8378

MASONRY Jim Nichelini Masonry lic. 302025 B,C29 415.897.7543


METALWORK, ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL Castaneda Iron Works lic. 964236 C23 510.234.4734 Eco Steel 800.587.6604 Onspot Welding & Design, Inc. lic. 620205 C60 415.382.1091

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

Farnsworth Mayflower CAL-T-139.099 415.459.6683 Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage 415.924.7144

ORGANIZATIONS Agricultural Institute of Marin 415.472.6100 American Institute of Architects - SF Chapter 415.874.2620 Bay Area Subcontractors Association (BASA) 628.888.4329 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

Novato Chamber of Commerce 415.897.1164 San Rafael Chamber of Commerce 415.454.4163 Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 707.763.6676 World Class Shows 650.593.2465

PAINTING, DECORATING & WATERPROOFING Andres Martinez Painting, Inc. lic. 1010817 C33 415.847.8024 Anello Painting and Construction lic. 619941 C33, B 415.892.8989 Benjamin Moore & Co. 510.406.2833 Bob Kunst Painting, Inc. lic. 346191 C33 415.457.0100

Marin Builders Association 415.462.1220

Boeck & Associates Painting Company lic. 531284 C33 415.491.1702

Marin Economic Forum 415.483.9332

Casey Professional Painting lic. 964463 C33 415.609.2126

North Bay NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) 415.246.2335

Clisham Painting lic. 849526 C33 415.883.1600


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David Freeman Painting lic. 503987 C33 707.996.3199 DeGregory Painting and Decorating lic. 576764 C33,B 415.456.9889 Division Seven lic. 594303 B,C33 707.769.7771 DWC lic. 741039 B watersolutionswaterproofing. com 415.302.5542 Gaidano & Sons Painting & Decorating lic. 833585 B,C33 415.482.6055 Grant Painting lic. 650541 C33

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Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc. lic. 256121 C33 415.456.4044 Marin Color Service, Inc. 415.453.4066 Mikkelsen Painting lic. 645552 C33 415.382.3300 North Marin Painting, Inc. lic. 702759 C33,B 415.892.0199 Pac West Painting, Inc. lic. 848109 C33,B 415.457.0724 Pallavicini Painting lic. 722069 C33 415.479.7773


Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc. lic. 659640 C33 415.897.8974

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

Renew Crew Painting lic. 1022281 C-33 415.299.0387

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc. lic. 684610 C33,B 415.454.1500

Rick Nolen Construction and Painting lic. 777004 B 415.301.1860

John Seidler Painting lic. 699739 C33 415.328.0069 KBI Painting, Inc. lic. 944475 C33

Ross Painting lic. 526659 C33 415.455.0766 Tamalpais Paint & Color 415.924.7321

707.795.4955 Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc. 415.897.5151


Universal Protective Coatings 415.457.9800

PEST CONTROL 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

PLAYGROUNDS Community Playgrounds, Inc. lic. 362950 A,D34 415.892.8100

PLUMBING 777 Plumbing Inc. lic. 979260 C36 415.459.7731 ASAP Plumbing, Inc. lic. 676623 C36 415.492.8769 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


Denny’s House of Plumbing lic. 504967 C36 415.479.1655 Gotelli Plumbing Company lic. 254603 C36,C16 415.457.1145 Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc. lic. 736901 C36 415.457.0748 Harry Lee Plumbing lic. 430685 C36 415.479.1854 Jack London Kitchen & Bath 415.870.9196 Marin Mechanical, Inc. lic. 749299 C36,C4,A,C46,B 415.485.4472 Marin Roto-Rooter lic. 288461 C36,C42 415.898.2700 Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc. lic. 519618 C36,C16 415.479.0110 Pace Supply Corp. 844.398.2897 Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc. lic. 392227 C4,C16,C20,C36 415.383.7473 Plumbing Repair Specialists lic. 460208 C36 415.453.6682 Reggie’s Reliable Plumbing Service, Inc. lic. 1001568 C36 415.686.2440

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Roman’s Plumbing lic. 952842 C36 707.971.0353 Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc. lic. 491815 C42 415.456.2320 Rubenstein Supply Company 415.454.1174 Sonoma Marin Plumbing lic. 993035 C36 707.755.4333 Wilson’s Plumbing lic. 623217 C36 415.457.6941

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PUMPS Forster Pump & Engineering, Inc. lic. 426152 A,B,C27,C55,C57 415.459.4770

REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT Ares Commercial Properties 415.899.1590 Bradley Real Estate 415.314.1314 CPi Developers 415.457.8850 DMH Land Use Planning 415.457.0525

PRINTING Minuteman Press of Marin 415.453.4548


MacPhail Properties, Inc. 415.482.1604 PRANDI Property Management, Inc. DRE #00980159 415.482.9988 Rockport Land Corp. 707.775.4554 Seadrift Realty

T & B Sports 415.453.2433

PROPANE & BUTANE De Carli’s Petaluma Butane Distributor 707.762.4511 McPhail Fuel Co. 707.285.3525

415.868.1791 Supreme Lending 415.381.5550 Trin Hong Real Estate, Inc. 415.883.5059 Vincent Sheehan Real Estate 415.899.9990

Wendy Aronson Property Management 415.730.4455

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS Ahern Equipment Rental 415.319.3133 Cal-West Rentals, Inc. 707.763.5665

RESTORATION Dry Kings Restoration lic. 1013068 B 415.993.1298

Northbay Roofing & Gutters, Inc. lic. 834387 C43,C39 415.497.1714 Northern Pacific Roofing lic. 812250 C39,B 415.456.3482 Steve Janney Roofing, Inc. lic. 511545 C39 415.258.9676 Superior Roofing Solutions lic. 956499 B,C39 415.491.1144 Wedge Roofing, Inc. lic. 416737 C39,C2,C43,B,ASB 888.763.7663

ROOFING Aussie Roofing, Inc. lic. 823443 C39 415.472.2800 Brandon Riedel Roofing lic. 878480 C39 415.320.0647 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

SECURITY & LOCKSMITHS Redwood Security Systems, Inc. lic. 426887 C7,C10 415.388.5355

SEWER INSPECTION & REPLACEMENT Hardiman Construction/ Trenchless Titan lic. 611970 A 415.924.2555

SIGNAGE & PARKING AREA STRIPING Bruce Enterprises lic. 742358 C32 707.781.9686 SpeedPro Imaging 415.275.3344


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Simply Solar lic. 991938 C46,B 707.285.7037

Ceramic Tile Design 415.485.5180

SolarCraft lic. 497797 B,C10,C46,C35 415.382.7717 Sun First Solar lic. 669250 B,C46 415.458.5870

STAFFING & HUMAN RESOURCES KuhelBreez Human Resources 415.444.6246 Larry C. Levy, Consultant employeerelationsmanagement. com 415.892.1497 PeopleReady 510.883.0669 Workforce Alliance of the Northbay 415.473.3309

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

Italics 415.451.6150 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

TREE SERVICE Arbor Day Tree Care lic. 652688 C61 415.454.8501 Marin Tree Service lic. 648230 D49 415.472.7105 Treemasters Tree and Garden Care lic. 660226 D49 415.455.9933

TRUCKING De La Montanya Trucking 707.765.0725


Pacific Gas and Electric Company 415.264.4005

WINDOW COVERINGS & SCREENS 3 Day Blinds lic. 1005986 C61 415.302.9321 Blind Repair Service 415.685.5329 Clever Home, The 415.272.9249 High Tech Screens & Shades lic. 887830 C61,D52,D3 415.328.4613

WINDOWS & DOORS Andersen Windows & Doors 415.613.5955 Dotto Glass lic. 225824 C17 415.479.1274 Glass Concepts, LLC 415.256.9766 x 1 Mission Wood Products 415.472.2280 Novato Glass, Inc. lic. 371442 C17

UTILITY Comcast Corporation 707.792.5103

Marin Clean Energy 415.464.6033


415.897.5117 Old Town Glass lic. 736844 C17 415.897.0088


Pacific Door Products, Inc. lic. 443074 C61,D24 707.795.7777 Pacific Sash & Design lic. 1001570 C17, B 650.622.4343 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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MEET JOHN BUSICK DIRECTOR, PAST PRESIDENT, INDUSTRY LEADER, ENTREPRENEUR AND PHILANTHROPIST John Busick is a 5th generation painter and CEO of Bob Kunst Painting Inc., a premiere residential and small-commercial painting company headquartered in San Rafael. He is also Co-Founder of, an all-in-one field service management software platform. In keeping with family tradition, John is extremely active in the local community and a recognized member of many professional and non-profit organizations. Since 2011, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Marin Builders Association. John also served as Board President in 2017.



When John took over leadership of his multi-generational painting business, Bob Kunst Painting, he quickly noticed the need for new technologies and modern systems. After several attempts to introduce multiple apps that sync core business functions, he failed miserably. Out of frustration and necessity to use a central system, was born. Finally, Sales, Project Management, Time Keeping, Job Costing, and Reporting are all on a single platform,

PHILANTHROPIST Beyond being a fifth-generation painter and entrepreneur, philanthropy runs deep in John’s family. His grandfather, Bob Kunst, taught him at an early age to give back to the community.

MIRACLE LEAGUE NORTH BAY As a current board member of Miracle League North Bay, John is helping to enable over 50,000 children and adults to play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs, and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries. The Miracle League playground site will be at Lucchesi Park in Petaluma. Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Francisco County residents will easily have access to the Miracle League field and playground. Recently, phase one of the playground project was completed thanks to many volunteers, partners, and donors. Phase two of the Miracle League North Bay Project will begin construction Spring/Summer of 2018.


John is also one of the founders and active board members with Down Syndrome Association North Bay, a group that promotes self-advocacy, raises awareness, furthers educational pursuits, and supports the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome and their families throughout the North Bay. John and his wife, Angela created and founded the popular “Voices 4 Down Syndrome” gala in 2014. The Voices 4 Down Syndrome Gala has become a spectacular event supporting individuals with intellectual and development disabilities in the North Bay. Since inception, Voices 4 Down Syndrome has raised over $500,000 for Down Syndrome Association North Bay.

LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD In 1958, Bob Kunst was one of the original founding members and presidents of the Marin Builders Exchange. Over the course of several decades, he set the stage for a family that gives back to the community. We fast forward 60 years…Bob’s legacy of giving back to industry and community remains stronger than ever with John Busick.


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