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Table of Contents

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Our Mission: Building Our Community


Building the Future - Career Readiness Programs


Year in Review 2018 & Looking Ahead to 2023


Marin Builders Events


INSPIRATION How to Manage Your Remodel Like a Pro


EXPERTISE Demystifying the Permit Process


California Landscape Design with Water in Mind


A Quick Start Guide to the Architectural Design Process


Discover the Benefits of Deconstruction


When No-VOC is Not Enough


PROFESSIONALS 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, thank you for opening our 2019-2020 Marin Home Resource Guide. In this guide, you will find a combination of inspiration, ideas, and professional resources to help make any upcoming home or business project a success. Since the association's founding in 1958, our organization has changed and grown in many ways. Today, we have over 540 members guided by an all-volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 20 dedicated, local, and community-minded professionals. In 2018, we celebrated working together with our community for 60 years.

Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer Marin Builders Association

Today, we are addressing the concerns of the building community over the insufficient supply of skilled and trained workers. In partnership with several community organizations including the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, College of Marin, and the Marin County Office of Education, we are helping high school students and adults prepare for careers in the construction workforce. With our partners at the Marin Economic Forum, we are striving to improve and simplify the construction permit process for contractors and homeowners across Marin. Additionally, our community-wide scholarship program is approaching the $1 million mark in scholarships awarded over the past three decades. Over the next few years we will continue to upgrade our operations, including our physical and online resources, to best serve the needs of our members, our industry, and our community.

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Our Mission

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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.

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Career Programs

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BUILDING THE FUTURE CAREER READINESS PROGRAMS 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, CareerPoint Marin, and the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation to help students gain invaluable experience in the trades. We provide a collaborative, local approach to construction workforce development that includes recruitment, training, and placement. Learn more at

NORTH BAY CONSTRUCTION CORPS - Marin Class Sponsored by Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program places well-trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle. Students receive 50 hours of instruction and project-based learning opportunities. Each cohort concludes with a 2-week, on-site construction bootcamp followed by a hiring fair and possible job placement.

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COLLEGE OF MARIN E2C PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM A partnership between the Marin Builders Association, College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and CareerPoint Marin In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association and our partners launched a new construction training program in late 2018. This construction training program targets entry-level prospects and provides the basic skills for success in the construction industry. In addition to technical skills, the program also provides job placement services and career, financial, and personal support to help ensure long-term career success.

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, helping to bring the North Bay Construction Corps to students in Marin. – Mike Ghilotti, Ghilotti Bros.

Time for an upgrade? ROP CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Marin Builders Association helped to create the Regional Occupational Program Construction Technology Class. Our partnership with Marin County Office of Education to support this program continues as strong as ever after nearly three decades.

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ADVOCACY • Executed Permit Simplicity business plan • Published Permit Customer Satisfaction Assessment for the City of San Rafael • Completed preliminary work for the City of Novato Permit Customer Satisfaction Assessment

EDUCATION 2018 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.

INDUSTRY • Board adopted 2023 vision • Created and hosted new industry-centric networking events • Partnered on two new industry workforce development programs

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Remodel Like A Pro

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HOW TO MANAGE YOUR REMODEL LIKE A PRO Browsing Pinterest and Houzz to design your dream space sounds like an activity anyone can get behind. But making your vision a reality requires due diligence, smart planning, and open communication. To get the results you truly desire, put yourself in the mindset of a project management professional to navigate the conversations, negotiations, and inevitable disruptions that come along with any remodel. Here are some ways to navigate the processes step-by-step:

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A lot can be interpreted from a single photo, so take the time to articulate exactly what you love. Revisit your Houzz profile and/or Pinterest board and spend the time putting in detailed notes with each photo. This way your designer or contractor will be clear on your aesthetic and preferences.



What are you trying to accomplish? Besides scoping the area(s) of the home you want to renovate, make a list of the features, products, and spaces that you can’t live without. Then add a section of things that you’d like to have (but aren’t deal breakers). Create a ‘Must Have’ and ‘Need to Have’ list in a spreadsheet and start filling in with features. After you complete the first pass at this, re-evaluate it at least twice with a real budget in mind.

Project Details Kitchen Remodel Project by Design Set Match, Photography by Treve Johnson of Treve Johnson Photography, The remodeled kitchen addresses all of the pain points and meets the homeowners’ needs with: • Updated appliances and storage • Clear walkways creating space for multiple cooks • Organized pantry storage • Open and decluttered spaces that provide storage for large and small items with various height accessibility • Smart home technology with lighting and appliances • Updated materials that are easy to maintain and keep clean




Most homeowners looking to remodel for the first time experience sticker shock, especially in the Bay Area where the cost of living drives up labor rates. In Marin, a complete kitchen remodel with mid-range finishes may start at $100,000 for basic cabinets and finishes without moving walls. If you’re changing the footprint of the kitchen or using top-of-the-line materials, the cost can easily exceed $200,000. Bathrooms are less expensive but still significant: A master bathroom remodel can range from $60,000 to $130,000 or more. It helps to get informed before you dive in for a reality check, and access the tools you need to keep costs from creeping up: • Talk to friends and neighbors about their experience – how much did they spend and who did they use? When it comes to costs, it’s best to ask for a range so you’re not putting anyone under the spot. • Be frank about your budget when seeking bids. Reputable contractors should be willing to share information


about their recent remodels and major drivers on costs. If you try to be evasive with what you actually have to spend, they can’t accurately guide you on what’s feasible, realistic, or idealistic. • Narrow your selection to between two or three licensed contractors when getting bids. For best results, select a contractor who specializes in your type of project and can walk you through a well-defined process. • If your budget doesn’t measure up to what you want to do, it may be better to wait. Go back to your Must Have / Need To Have list. If you find that you have to make too many concessions, it’s worth considering saving a little more to afford your vision, rather than compromising now and regretting it later. • Beware of the costs outlined on sites like Home Advisor, which tend to underestimate labor and include finishes which are lower in cost than what is typically chosen in Marin. You need to compare bids from reputable contractors that you’ve already screened.


If you’re not moving walls and working within the same footprint, you can probably hire one or more of the following: general contractor, design/build contractor, kitchen designer or an interior designer. For most kitchen or bath remodels, it’s best to start with a designer or design/build contractor, which has a designer in-house. A general contractor needs drawings provided to them in order to bid the project. If you’re moving walls, windows or plumbing, then you likely need engineering. If you’re affecting the footprint of the home, then an architect is beneficial. A contractor or designer can bring in these experts for you. Bear in mind that if you forego working with a designer and solely go with a contractor, you’re missing out on a critical point in the process. A designer will make sure that materials are properly specified, fit together logically to meet code, and can help to avoid delays. For simpler projects with a strong, logical vision, you may be able to go directly to a draftsperson instead of a designer who can do the drawings to provide a general contractor.

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LEAD WITH DESIGN IN MIND Think of Your Project as One Being Visualize your project as having a personality. Name it! It’s important to think about the big picture and determine the overall atmosphere and impression you would like to achieve. Choose a starting point from which the space can evolve and unfold. Begin with one piece as a focal point and work out from there to inspire all products, finishes, and fixture selections.

Design is not a Race, it’s a Process Begin the process early to allow for educated not rushed decisions. Waiting until the last minute for planning and design may result in choices made based upon availability rather than suitability.

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Fixed bid contracts are the law in California to protect both the homeowner and the contractor. By design, the law requires decisions on finish details up front so that your contractor can accurately estimate project costs. Make as many decisions at the beginning so that the bid can be as detailed as possible. Doing so will avoid problems during construction.


Change orders come into play when something happens that alters the scope of the project. Frequently these arise when a homeowner adds a feature that wasn’t in the original plans, such as adding a wine refrigerator to a kitchen. Other times they are triggered by something that is discovered when the walls are open, such as asbestos or dry rot. Occasionally a change order occurs when a contractor makes an error, such as miscalculating the effect of a load-bearing wall on the design. Regardless of who has to pay for it, the project timeline is adversely impacted. As for costs associated with a homeowner making a change, expect to sign a physical change order and be ready to pay up front for the additional costs. 7


In this day of HGTV and Instagram, remodels seem to happen quickly. In reality, the process is arduous and sometimes painfully long. Many variables come into play that impact how long a project should take. Here are some timeline triggers to be aware of: • Planning with a contractor can take 2 to 4 weeks depending on the scope of the project and how quickly you can make decisions. • The permit process can be surprisingly quick or illogically long depending on the scope and location of the project.* • Material specification – it’s best to choose your finishes up front so that the delivery of items won’t hold up the timeline. 24

• Custom materials can take a lot longer than anticipated. Lead times will help you decide if they can even be considered. • Subcontractors are extremely busy. If your project isn’t large enough, it’s not their top priority. The more your contractor can manage a tight schedule and leverage existing relationships, the faster things will move along to the finish line. A home remodel is one of the largest investments you can make, and the above only scratches the surface on how involved a seemingly small project can be. Early fact-finding, decisiveness, and some basic knowledge of the landscape before you begin can help you stay centered and mentally ahead of the curve. With awareness of your role and full trust in your selected team, you’re setting yourself up for success, less stress, and a job well done. *See page 29 to learn more about how to navigate the Permit Process

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The Permit Process

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“What’s the fastest way to get a permit?” It’s a question that faces most homeowners looking to do work on their home. According to the California Building Standards Code, “No building or structure may be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building or structure has been issued.” Getting a building permit can be a daunting process involving multiple agencies and many weeks of review. Here are four tips to make the permit process easier.

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STEP 1 Find out if you need planning department approval first It’s not uncommon for homeowners to invest thousands of dollars in design specs only to learn about code restrictions later. Before you start dreaming about and designing your new space, head down to the planning department in person to disclose the full scope of your project. They can help identify what the zoning requirements are including setbacks, lot coverage, and development limits, or if your project requires special planning approval (i.e. design review, use permit, variance, etc.).


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Obtaining a permit as an “owner-builder” can be risky. Working with a local architect and contractor can go a long way to streamline and shorten the approval process.


Find out what you need to submit It’s best to talk to the building department in person – and critical to divulge the full scope of your project – to find out what your submittal requirements are. Permits for smaller jobs such as water heater replacements, electrical panel upgrades, re-roofs, window replacements, and furnace replacements may be available the same day with minimal plan submittal. However, be prepared to submit detailed plans and specialized information (such as structural calculations and energy calculations) for a multi-week review process by multiple departments for many projects.

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STEP 3 Have your local contractor or architect obtain the permit for you A DIY attitude is essential for being a savvy homeowner, but obtaining a permit as an “owner-builder” can be risky and time consuming; according the Contractors State License Board, you maintain full responsibility if anything goes awry in the process or with the integrity of the work. Each project is reviewed by multiple agencies, such as the Fire Department and Public Works. Working with a local architect and contractor can go a long way to streamline the approval process. Local teams are familiar with jurisdictions’ requirements and can avoid plans being sent back and forth with unnecessary comments.


STEP 4 Don’t start any work until you have all necessary permits It is tempting to begin demolition of the space you are about to refurbish to save some time, but it’s not worth the risk for penalties and delays. Your project can be halted for weeks and you can be fined hundreds of dollars if you begin without clearance. Obtaining permits for any construction work is a necessity in Marin County. Save time, energy, and reduce frustration with the right pre-planning approach to get it done right the first time.



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In California’s drought-prone climate, landscaping is a demanding user of our water supply. To help reduce waste, state lawmakers introduced updates in 2015 to the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO), a water conservation law for new and renovated landscapes.


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The law gives very detailed requirements when taking on new projects and renovations in landscaping, including: • New construction projects with a total landscape area greater than 500 sq. ft. • Rehabilitations of existing landscapes with a total area greater than 2,500 sq. ft. While larger projects will usually involve the services of a landscape architect, >> 33

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>> irrigation designer, and landscape contractor, the state offers a list of prescriptive practices for projects under 2,500 ft. to be WELO compliant. For small landscaping projects, incorporate these best practices that will reduce your water bill, your green waste pile, and promote conservation:

Choose the Right Material Pick plant material that is suited to Marin’s long, dry summers. These “Mediterraneanzone” plants also include species that are native to California. Check with your local nursery for suggestions on what plants are best suited to your area and microclimates in Marin.

Permaculture Techniques Soil retaining site work, permeable pavers, and passive and active rainwater harvesting can go a long way to recharge aquifers and renew watersheds.

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Limited Lawns Lawns require an extraordinary amount of water, are expensive to maintain, and are reduced or eliminated in most new landscape designs. Keep lawns to 25% or less of your landscape area, and avoid lawns on sloped areas or next to hardscapes that shed water into storm drains.

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The benefits of water efficient landscapes are many, including healthier soil and plants, reduced irrigation runoff, increased drought resistance, reduced carbon footprint, and less pollution of our waterways. Every step you take in your conservation efforts will improve your garden and local community, today and tomorrow.

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Ready to work with an architect? To feel enlightened throughout the design process, here's a quick breakdown of what each stage looks like from an architect's perspective: Pre-Design Pre-Design is an analysis of the client's requirements, building codes, zoning regulations, field studies, and site data. This research and planning phase is vital to develop recommendations on the feasibility and smooth operations of a project and may come at an extra cost.

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Schematic Design

Design Development

Working Drawings

The basic goal of Schematic Design is to establish the shape and size of the building, with some basic plans of the spaces. Schematic Design is where we figure out more or less how the building will look and operate. This phase has a great deal of sketching and modeling with sufficient meetings to outline the entire project.

In Design Development, the architect and client work together to select materials, including finishes and products such as windows, doors, fixtures, appliances, and materials. Preliminary engineering will start on the structure as well as plumbing, electrical, heating/ventilation systems, energy analysis and any other projectspecific systems. While architects can give budget ranges, only a general contractor can scope actual costs.

This is the largest phase and what most people think of when they picture the work of an architect. The architect and engineers will finalize all the technical drawing and engineering. HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical, gas, energy calculations, and all products and materials are selected and/or scheduled. Building or Planning Department comments will often be addressed under this phase.


A written acknowledgment between the architect and client to proceed to the next phase should happen at each stage of the project to make your design dreams a reality.

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Phase V


Construction Administration

Bidding is where the owner selects the contractor for the job and signs contracts to proceed with construction. Multiple contractors submit bids on the job or the client can directly hire a contractor without getting competitive bids. The architect's role here will be to assist the client, answer contractors' questions, and provide any additional documentation if requested or needed by the contractor.

The Construction Administration phase is the longest scheduled phase, although not the majority of the architect's work. On most projects, architects do not supervise construction but periodically visit the job site to see progress and ensure the contractor is following the plans per the architectural design intent.

Communication and exchange of accurate information between all parties involved are key. A written acknowledgment between the architect and client to proceed to the next phase should happen at each stage of the project to make your design dreams a reality. General architectural fee breakdown: Schematic Design 15% Design Development 20% Working Drawings 40% Bidding 5% Construction Administration 20% *Fees tend to vary on project specific needs and project type. 37

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Recycling is a way of life in Marin, yet waste from even a small construction project can wipe out the benefits of years of recycling and composting at home and at work. Whether taking on a remodeling project as a homeowner or through a contractor, it is easy to ensure the materials are reclaimed through deconstruction, reuse, repurposing, or recycling. State and local laws require diverting at least 65% of construction and demolition (C&D) materials. The requirement is enforced when you request a building permit from your city, town, or the county.

Member Resource: Judith Silver Marin County Hazardous & Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority.

Zero Waste Marin encourages all waste diversion-friendly activities at construction and demolition sites. When you take the steps to give your building materials a second life, it reduces methane in landfills and you may be able to claim a tax benefit for your efforts. Interested in learning how? Here’s what you can do:

Tip 1: Hire a Deconstruction company. Working with specialists can save you time, money, >> 39


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Deconstruction can save you a significant amount on taxes, reduce debris sent to landfills, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, reduce harmful resource extraction, and support local jobs in the green economy.

>> and help categorize items more effectively. Several Marin Builders Association members provide this service and handle everything during the demolition phase to ensure proper disposal at certified facilities.

Tip 2: For all applicable projects, document that the material was sent to a Certified Construction and Demolition Recycling Facility. Collect all receipts, or “weight tickets,” from facilities used for reuse or recycling of C&D debris from your project. You must ask for your mixed C&D load to be sorted for recycling. A list of facilities around the Bay Area can be found at


Certified Local Facilities List: Mixed C&D Processing Facilities

Marin Resource Recovery Center 565 Jacoby St. San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 485-5646

Redwood Landfill & Recycling Center 8950 Redwood Highway Novato, CA 94945 (415) 408-9052

Windsor Material Recovery Facility 590 Caletti Ave. Windsor, CA 95492 (877) 698-8473

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Reuse Facilities

To maximize a tax benefit, engage a Deconstruction appraiser to determine the potential value of the materials that can be salvaged from your project for a possible donation. Be sure to donate applicable materials and document the value of all your donations.

Marin Community Benefit Cooperative

Tip 4:

844 B St. San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 454-9948

Make sure to set aside reusable appliances, fixtures, and lumber for drop-off to or pick up by reuse companies. More often than not, there is an alternative to landfills. While it may seem like extra effort on top of an existing remodel or demotion project, taking proactive steps towards Deconstruction can save you a significant amount on taxes, reduce debris sent to landfills, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, reduce harmful resource extraction, and support local jobs in the green economy. Visit to learn more tools, tips, and forms related to the C&D ordinance. 40

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Member Resource: Steve Stiles MoonDance Painting

Due to a growing concern by consumers to avoid unwanted and harmful chemicals, recent California legislation has moved paint manufacturers to an entirely new Low-/No-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) standard. This is great progress for providing more accessibility to environmentally friendly products; thanks to the new law, Low- and No-VOC products are easier than ever to find.

2. If looking to go beyond the no-VOC label, turn to credible, third-party certifiers for guidance. Traditionally, VOC levels have been the gold standard for promoting better-for-you paint or furniture products, but the label can be misleading: While the VOC standard focuses on a product’s environmental impact, it is a poor measuring stick to determine a product’s impact on health and well-being. An increasing number of people are reporting hypersensitivity to certain chemicals still found in most mainstream paint products. Here are a few insights to keep in mind if you’re considering alternative paint sources:

1. Understand that most paints in the mainstream marketplace contain toxic ingredients. Many Low-/No-VOC products still contain known carcinogens such as formaldehyde and silica, or other chemicals that can trigger respiratory or allergic reactions. For children and sensitive populations, finding the best-suited products requires additional research and experimentation to find what works best for each individual’s needs. The symptoms of chemical sensitivity can resemble an allergic reaction or hay fever and may take years to identify.

Organizations like Green Wise (www. or MPI Extreme Green ( can help identify products that contain low chemical emissions. Often times these products are produced in LEED Certified manufacturing facilities and take additional, eco-friendly steps in packaging and recycling methods.

3. Understand the limitations of selecting these niche paint products. While the ecological and health benefits are many, there are significant trade-offs to consider. Many plant-based paint products aren’t as durable as mainstream options and can require more upkeep, or creative ways to reduce wear and tear. Since adding colorants increases VOCs, there are often limited color selections. To achieve a desirable look, Low-/ No-VOC paint requires additional costs and processes that can add up financially (and chemically). The demand for more rigorous standards is higher than ever. Until the market catches up, we can all take steps as consumers to vote for better-for-us paint products with our dollar.

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AFP Build, Inc. 52 Ahmed's Moving Express, Inc. 60 All Bay Mill and Lumber 59 All Phase Excavating & Demolition, Inc. 56 All Phase Roofing, Inc. 63 All Terrain, Inc. 56 Allen Enterprises 52 Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. 58 Alt Electric 56 Alten Construction, Inc. 51 American Institute of Architects - SF Chapter 60 American River Benefits Administrators 55 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 57 AND Design by Adele Lapointe 55 And Them Design 60 Andersen Windows & Doors 64 Andres Martinez Painting, Inc. 60 Anello Painting and Construction 61 Anthony Bertotti Landscaping, Inc. 59 Antonis Construction Building & Painting 51 & 52 Anywhere CPR 60 Arbor Day Tree Care 63 Arc Agency 59 Ard Mac Electric, Inc. 56, 9 Ares Commercial Properties 62 Arntz Builders, Inc. 51 Arrington Construction 52 ARS Roofing, Solar & Electric 63 Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc. 56 ASAP Plumbing, Inc. 61 Atlas Tree Surgery, Inc. 63 Audac 58 Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Inc. 51 Aussie Roofing, Inc. 63

B 0-9 1-2-3-Floor 57 24/7 Locksmith Solutions 59 3 Day Blinds 64, 65 361 Architecture 50 38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc. 52 777 Plumbing Inc. 61

A Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal 58, 44 Abacus Group Builders, Inc. 52 ABC Supply Co., Inc. 63 AC Electric 56 Accuchex Corporation 50 Advance Business Services 57 Advance Concrete, Inc. 51 Adventures In Production 52 46

Baldenebro Construction 52 Bank of Marin 50 Bank of San Francisco 50 Barahona Construction 52 BARKLEY builders, inc. 52, 25 Baswell Plumbing 61 Bauman Landscape & Construction 59 Bay Area Crane Service, Inc. 55, 35 Bay Area Moisture Control, Inc. 55 Bay Area Subcontractors Association (BASA) 60 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 BHM Construction, Inc. 51 & 52

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BioMarin Pharmaceutical 60 Bob Kunst Painting, Inc. 61, 26 Boeck & Associates Painting Company 61 Bolds Risk & Insurance Services 58 Bortolussi & Watkin, Inc. 59 Borton Petrini, LLP 59 Brandon Riedel Roofing 63 Bruce Enterprises 61 Buchholz Landscaping Company 59 Buel Engineering 56 Buhler Commercial Construction 51 Burkell Plumbing, Inc. 61 Burns Builders 52

C C4 Studios 50 Cal-West Rentals, Inc. 62, 28 California Concrete Overlay, Inc. 51 California Space Organizers, Inc. 51 Canty Real Estate Group Inc 62 Carl J. Augusto Plumbing 62 Carolyn Robbins Site Design 55 Carpenters Local #35 60 Cartwright Construction 52 Castaneda Iron Works 60 Central Valley Environmental 55 Ceramic Tile Design 63 Changing Places 60 Charles Melin & Sons, Inc. 52 Cherokee Construction 51 City Carpets 57, 44 City Front Plumbing 62 Clare Michael Interiors 55 Clearly Organized Closets by Space Makers 51 Clough Construction 57 Coastside Concrete & Construction, Inc. 51 College of Marin 56, 12 COM1 Communications 50 Comcast Corporation 63 Contractors Business Centers 56 Cook Construction 52 Coughlan Napa CPA Company, Inc. 50 County of Marin Community Development Agency Sustainability Team 58, 18 CPi Developers 62 Crabtree Construction, Inc. 51 & 53 Crafted Earth, Inc. 55 Craig Communications, Inc. 60 CRC Builders, Inc. 51, 52 Cruise Americard/Boyett Petroleum 57 CWS Construction Group 51 & 53

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D D & H Construction 51 & 53 D & R Construction 53 D'Rojas Landscape 59 Dan Fix Landscape Construction 59 Dan Young Construction, Inc. 53 David Freeman Painting 61 David White & Associates 58 De Carli's Petaluma Butane Distributor 57 De La Montanya Trucking 63 De Luna Construction, LLC 53 De Mello Roofing 63 Decks by Woodmasters 57 DeGregory Painting and Decorating 61 Deluxe Shotcrete & Concrete Construction 51 Denny's House of Plumbing 62 Design Line Insurance Agency 58 Design/Build Specialists, Inc. 55 Desire to Inspire Studios 60 Desmond & Wallace, Inc. 51 & 53 Devincenzi Concrete Construction 51 DHC Supplies, Inc. 59 Diaz Construction 53 Dibble & Company 54 Diego Brothers, Inc. 51 & 53 Diego Quality Construction 53 Division Seven 61 DMH Land Use Planning 62 DNL Builders 53 Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc. 58 Door Pros 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 Elex Solutions 56 Empire Floors 57 Energy Calc Company 55 Envision Builders, Inc. 53 Equity Real Estate Solutions 62 Eric B. Wong, DDS 60 ESM Enterprise General Contractor 53 Eureka Valley Floor Company 57 Evenich Construction, Inc. 52 & 53 Eventful Events, Inc. 60 Exchange Bank 50

F Fairfax Lumber & Hardware 59 Fairway Design & Construction, Inc. 53

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Farallon Company 56 Farnsworth Mayflower 60, 11 Farrow & Ball, Inc. 61 Ferguson / The Bath + Beyond 62 Fire Technologies 57 Fireplace Door Guy, LLC 57, 28 Fisher Phillips 59 Fitzpatrick's Heating & Air Conditioning 58 Floortex Design 57, 9, 23 Florence Livingston Interiors 55 Flores Builders 53 Floyd Construction, Inc. 52 & 53 Fontana Construction, Inc. 52 & 53 Forde's Larkspur Self Storage 60 Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance 59 Forster Pump & Well 62 Four Season Stewardship 58 Framework Organizational Development 50 Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP 59 Frey Incorporated 56 Future Bright Interactive 60

G G Family, Inc. 55 Gaidano & Sons Painting & Decorating 61 Gaidmore Furniture 51 Garrett W. Burdick - Luxury Real Estate Vanguard Properties 62, 35 Gazzoli Construction, Inc. 53 George Petersen Insurance Agency 58 Ghilotti Bros., Inc. 56, 13, 12 & 66 Ghilotti Construction Company 56, 68 Glass Concepts, LLC 64 GLB Architects 50 Global Gray Matter, LLC 55 Golden Gate Builders, Inc. 53 Golden State Lumber, Inc. 59, 4 Goltermann Real Estate & Construction 53 Goodman Building Supply 59 Gotelli Plumbing Company 62 Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co. 55 Grant Painting 61 Green Hauling 55 GreenLynx 55 Grier Argall Plumbing, Inc. 62 Gubbins Building Company, Inc. 53 Gusiff Marketing Group 60, 21

H H & H Painting, Inc. 61 Habitat for Humanity 60 Handy Handsome 58 Handyman Heroes 58 Hansell Design Architecture 50

Hanson Bridgett, LLP 59 Harry Lee Plumbing 62 Hartnett Construction 53 Hayes and Associates Construction, Inc. 53 Hearth & Home of Marin 57 Heffernan Insurance Brokers 58 Hennessey Construction, Inc. 53 Henris Roofing Company 63 Herb's Pool Service & Construction, Inc. 63 High Tech Screens & Shades 64 Hillside Drilling, Inc. 56 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin 60 Hoffmann Construction, Inc. 53 Homeward Bound of Marin 60 Horizon Construction Services 52 & 53 Howard Scanlan 53 Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design 50

I I. Cannan Electric 56 Ian Birchall + Associates Architects 50 ILS Associates, Inc. 56 IMAGINiT Technologies 63 Imbimbo Concrete, Inc. 51 IMC Painting & Drywall 61, 9 Independent Electric Supply, Inc. 56 Indian Valley Golf Club 58 INsite Networks, Inc. 58 Integrity Electric, Inc. 56 Irrigation Repair Service 59 Italics 63

J J & R Thompson, Inc. 61 J.G. Becerra Landscape Management 51 Jack London Kitchen & Bath 62 Jackson's Hardware, Inc. 59, 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. 61 Jim Nichelini Masonry 60 Jimenez Construction 53 Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc. 60 John C. Hill Construction 53 John C. Hom & Associates 56 John Paul Butti 55 John Pope, Inc. 52 John Seidler Painting 61 Johnson Electric 56 Jones Garage Door Co., Inc. 58 Joseph Farrell Architecture 50 47

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JS Company 56 Jungsten Construction 53 Just Fences and Decks 57

K Kadima-Schoepp, Inc. 53 Karkabi Construction 53 Kate Warner, Construction Lawyer 59 KBI Painting, Inc. 61 KC Pro Painting 61 KCK Builders, Inc. 53 Kelly Pacific Construction 53 Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc. 61 Kenneth Frank Accountancy 50 Kerr Construction, Inc. 53 Kerri Schultze, Account Executive, Ray Morgan Company 58 Kiss Painting 61 Kitchens Inside Out 55 KP Promotions 55 Krista Van Kessel Designs 55 Kristy Greenwood, Realtor, Engel & Volkers 62 KuhelBreez HR Consultant 63 Kunst Bros. Painting Contractors, Inc. 61

L L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. 59 Lamperti Contracting & Design 55, 17, 21 & 25 Landmark Builders 53 Larrabure Construction and Design 55, 25 Larry C. Levy, Consultant 63 Laura Slanec, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway 62 Home Services, Drysdale Properties Laurie E. Friedman AIA Earthlight Dwellings 50 Leak Detection Pros, Inc. 58 Linscott Engineering Contractors, Inc. 56 LMS Bookkeeping 50 Lucas Valley Designs 54 Lunny Grading & Paving, Inc. 56 Lynch & Sons 50

M MacPhail Properties, Inc. 62 Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. 56 Maher Accountancy 50 Manuel Vazquez Landscaping, Inc. 59 Marelli Drywall 56 Marin Clean Energy 64 Marin Color Service, Inc. 61, 38 Marin Country Club 58 Marin County Ford 50, 11 Marin Economic Forum 60 Marin General Hospital 60 Marin H2O, Inc. 62 48

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Marin Independent Journal 50, 17 Marin Landscape Materials 51 Marin Republic Construction 54 Marin Roto-Rooter 62, 41 Marin Sanitary Service 55, 67 Marin Termite Control Co., Inc. 61 Marin Tree Service 63 Marion Landscaping 59 Mark J. Rice, Esq. 59, 65 Marshall Foster Masonry 60 Martin & Harris 50 Massa Construction Company 54 MasterDevCo-CRIC 55 Mato Account Works 50 Max Design & Construction 55 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. 57 Mead Clark Lumber Co., Inc. 59 Medical Center of Marin 60 Mercedes-Benz of Pleasanton 50 Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders 54 Mertel Carpets 57 Meylan Construction, Inc. 52 Michael Paul Company, Inc. 56 Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker/Realtor, Coldwell Banker 62, 44 Miconi Marble & Tile 63 Mike Brown Electric Company 56 Mike Mariani Electric, Inc. 56 Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc. 62 Mikkelsen Painting 61 Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc. 55 Milwaukee Tool 59 Minuteman Press of Marin 62 Mission Wood Products 64 MLS Tile 63 Mobius Systems 50 Moliver Landscape 59 Monark Premium Appliance Co. 50 Monster Tree Service North Bay 63 MoonDance Painting 61, 43, 42 MorningSide Windows 58 Morris Roofing Company 63 Muldoon Construction Inc. 52 & 54 Murray Engineers, Inc. 57

N Nancy M. Marion, Mortgage Advisor 57 Natal Modica Construction, Inc. 54 Naturworks Pest Control 61

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Nerviani Paving, Inc. 57 New Avenue, Inc. 55 Nichelini & Sons, Inc. 52 & 54 North Bay Business Journal 50 North Bay Landscape Management, Inc. 59 North Bay NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) 60 North Marin Painting, Inc. 61 North Point Construction 54 NorthBay biz 50 Northern Pacific Roofing 63 Northgate Garage Doors, Inc. 58 Novato Chamber of Commerce 60 Novato Glass, Inc. 64

O Oak River Landscaping, Inc. 59 Old Town Glass 64, 2 Ongaro & Sons 58 Onspot Welding & Design, Inc. 60 Origin Doors and Windows 64 Outdoor Environments 59

P Pac West Painting, Inc. 61 Pacific Door Products, Inc. 64 Pacific Gas and Electric Company 64 Pacific Hardscapes 51 Pacific Sash & Design 64 Pacificontract 57 Pagan Construction, LLC 54 Pallavicini Painting 61 Parente & Christopher, Attorneys at Law 59 Pat Trainor Drywall, Inc. 56 Patriot Mechanical, Inc. 58 Pedersen Associates Landscape Architects 59 Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc. 62 PeopleReady 63 Perpetual Motion Painting, Inc. 61 Pete Niederberger & Sons 52 & 54 Petty Masonry, Inc. 60 Philip J. Terry, Partner, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, LLP 59 Pierpont Painting 61, 31 Pina Plumbing, Inc. 62 Pini Hardware, Inc. 59 Plan Design Consultants, Inc. 57 Plumbing Repair Specialists 62 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC) of the Redwood Empire 60 Point Reyes Building Supply 59, 38 Pound Management, Inc. 54 Powers & Lobl Construction, Inc. 52 & 54 PRANDI Property Management, Inc. 62, 44

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Precision Cabinets 51 Premier Bath & Kitchen A Division of PACE Supply 50, 32 Premodel Consulting 54, 29 Presidio Bank 51 54 Professional Financial Investors, Inc. 62 Project Management Services, LLC 56

R R&R Design Studio, LLC 55 Radiant Way Incorporated 58 Rafael Floors 57, 43 Rafael Lumber Company 59 Ravano & Cooney Construction 54 Ray Wrysinski, Civil Engineer 56 RC Cabinets & Closets 51 Redwood Electric 56 Redwood Engineering 57 Redwood Landfill, Recycling and Composting Center 55 Redwood Security Systems, Inc. 63 Redwood Valley Construction, Inc. 54 RHA Builders, Inc. 52 & 54 Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc. 51 Rising Design & Construction 55 Robert Rainsford 54 Robison Construction 57 Rockport Land Corp. 62 Roman's Plumbing 62 Ross Construction Services 54 Ross Painting 61, 6 Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply 58 Roy's Sewer Service, Inc. 62 Royal Wholesale Electric 56 Rubenstein Supply Company 62

S S.L.M. Builders 54 S.R. Allied Builders, Inc. 52 & 54 Salamandra Associates 52 & 54 Salazar Cal Cities 59 Sales and Marketing Resources 60 Sames Digital Marketing 60 San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service 59 San Rafael Chamber of Commerce 60 Sandra Bird Designs, Inc. 55 Schalich Brothers Construction 52 & 54, 25 Scott Kaplan 54 SDI Insulation 58 Seadrift Realty 62 SERVPRO of Novato/North San Rafael 63, 32 Sessi Drywall 56

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Shamrock Materials, Inc. 51 Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 60 Simply Solar 63 Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc. 58 Simpson Strong-Tie 60 SinglePoint Design Build, Inc. 54 Slade by Design 55 Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP 59, 31 Sola Brite 63 SolarCraft 63 Sonoma-Marin Construction 51 Sonoma Marin Plumbing 62 Sontag Construction, Inc. 54 SOS Electric 56 Spencer Dobrovolny Construction 55 Steere Building & Woodworking 54 Steinbach Cabinets 51 Sterling Bank & Trust 51, 11 Steve Janney Roofing, Inc. 63 Storek Architecture 50 Strategic 32 60 Strom Electric, Inc. 56 Stroub Construction 54 Substrate, Inc. 56 Sun First Solar 63 Sunshine Construction 57 Superior Roofing Solutions 63 Supreme Lending 62 Sutton Suzuki Architects 50, 31 Swinerton Builders 52, 3 Synapse Electric 56

T T & B Sports 55 T.H. Eller Construction 54 Tamalpais Land Construction 54 Tamalpais Paint & Color 61, 43 Team Ghilotti, Inc. 57 Tech Home, Inc. 52 The Blue Book Building & Construction Network 60 The Contractors Coach 55 The Garber Law Firm 59 The Land Collaborative 59 The Urban Farmer Store 59, 32, 33 Thomas and Associates 62 Thompson Builders Corporation 52, 41 Thornton Paving, Inc. 57 Tight Access Excavation, Inc. 57 Tile West 63 TMK Builders, Inc. 54 Todd Morris Fire Protection 57, 41 Tom Ganley Construction 52 & 54 Tom J. Collins Construction 54

Tom Redmond Construction, Inc. 52 & 54 Tomrose Construction, Inc. 52 & 54 Trahan Bros., Inc. 58 Travis Remodeling 54 Truitt and White - Marvin Design Gallery 64 Tuatagaloa Contracting 57 Twining, Inc. 56

U Union Bank 51 United Rentals Trench Safety 62 Universal Protective Coatings 61, 65

V Van Midde & Son Concrete 51 Van Pelt Construction Services 54 Verde Metals, Inc. 58 Vihara Communications 60 Vincent Sheehan Real Estate 62 Vitreo Inc. 64 Vivant Marketing Group 60

W W. Bradley Electric, Inc. 56 W.K. McLellan Company 57 W.R. Forde Associates, Inc. 57 Wagstaff + Rogers Architects 50, 36 Water Components & Building Supply, Inc. 57 Weber Plastering, Inc. 61 Wedge Roofing, Inc. 63 Wendy Aronson Property Management 62 Wesco Fencing 57 West Coast Electric, Inc. 56 West Coast Professional Door, Inc. 64 Westech Environmental LLC 58 Westward Builders Inc. 57 Whiteside Concrete Shotcrete Construction Corporation 51 Wildcat Engineering 57 Wilkinson Design & Construction 55 William G. Taylor Construction Corp. 54 Wilson's Plumbing 62 Window Worx 64 Wise Insurance Agency 58 Womack Construction 54 Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 58 Workforce Alliance of the Northbay 63

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Accuchex Corporation 415.883.7733 X 110 Coughlan Napa CPA Company, Inc. 707.255.0677 Framework Organizational Development 510.606.6445 Kenneth Frank Accountancy 415.892.1040 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

Monark Premium Appliance Co. 415.453.6070

Wagstaff + Rogers Architects 415.383.2160 x102

Premier Bath & Kitchen A Division of PACE Supply 707.545.7191



361 Architecture 415.412.6797 GLB Architects 707.938.8844 Hansell Design Architecture 415.378.9064

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COM1 Communications 415.845.7018 Mobius Systems lic. 814767 C7 415.499.1400


Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design 415.383.4311 Ian Birchall + Associates Architects 415.512.9660 Joseph Farrell Architecture 415.884.2860 Laurie E. Friedman AIA Earthlight Dwellings 415.686.1652

415.459.9823 Marin County Ford 415.895.3000 Mercedes-Benz of Pleasanton 925.464.3321

BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS Bank of Marin 415.485.2265

Bank of San Francisco 415.489.7133

Storek Architecture lic. 1033269 B

Sutton Suzuki Architects 415.383.3139

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CONCRETE, ASPHALT, SAND & GRAVEL Advance Concrete, Inc. lic. 987936 A,B,C-8 415.720.9871 Bedrock Concrete Construction lic. 983442 C8

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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

Pacific Hardscapes lic. 1016509 C29 415.918.0089

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

Rich Readimix Concrete, Inc. 415.924.1040

Buhler Commercial Construction lic. 1003262 B 415.610.8650


Shamrock Materials, Inc. 415.455.1575

California Concrete Overlay, Inc. lic. 1021162 925.406.9083

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

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

Van Midde & Son Concrete lic. 676584 C8 415.459.2530

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

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



Cherokee Construction lic. 427589 B 510.222.1689 Crabtree Construction, Inc. lic. 693280 415.640.8617 CRC Builders, Inc. lic. 998730 B 707.421.8924

Devincenzi Concrete Construction lic. 326998 C8 707.546.3113 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

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

CWS Construction Group lic. 811153 B 415.599.5585 D & H Construction lic. 693883 B 510.237.7883 Desmond & Wallace, Inc. lic. 782179 A,B 707.795.7443

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

Diego Brothers, Inc. lic. 419030 B 415.472.5967

Arntz Builders, Inc. lic. 856393 A,B

Doug Monti Construction lic. 387703 B 415.453.1380


E.F. Brett and Company, Inc. lic. 924636 A & B 415.524.8351 51

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Evenich Construction, Inc. lic. 493087 B 707.479.8737

Nichelini & Sons, Inc. lic. 339365 B 415.485.6791

Tom Redmond Construction, Inc. lic. 434609 B 415.892.9918

Baldenebro Construction lic. 1007712 B 415.497.0511

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

Pete Niederberger & Sons lic. 524069 B 415.924.4170

Tomrose Construction, Inc. lic. 605439 B 707.763.4001

Barahona Construction lic. 1043360 B 415.261.1429

Fontana Construction, Inc. lic. 487928 B 415.457.1290 Horizon Construction Services lic. 756474 B 415.717.7308 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 MBT Builders, Inc. lic. 992468 B 415.377.0911 McDevitt Construction Partners, Inc. lic. 969483 B 707.763.3000

Powers & Lobl Construction, Inc. lic. 1002701 B 415.530.3900 RHA Builders, Inc. lic. 750929 B,C6 707.843.3734 S.R. Allied Builders, Inc. lic. 399932 B 707.795.6595 Salamandra Associates lic. B 523335 415.457.4463 Schalich Brothers Construction lic. 497493 B 415.382.7733 Swinerton Builders lic. 92 - Multiple Classifications 415.421.2980 Tech Home, Inc. lic. 1042084 B 702.280.6014

Meylan Construction, Inc. lic. 680456 B 415.256.1620 Muldoon Construction Inc. lic. 1007483 B 415.735.8512


Thompson Builders Corporation lic. 626859 B,A,C17,C-5 415.456.8972 Tom Ganley Construction lic. 514664 B 415.444.5548

CONSTRUCTION RESIDENTIAL 38 Degrees North Latitude Builders, Inc. lic. 838178 B 415.456.0937 Abacus Group Builders, Inc. lic. 522340 B 415.927.0667 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

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 BHM Construction, Inc. lic. 900404 A,B 707.643.4580 Burns Builders lic. 871010 B 415.272.7751 Cartwright Construction lic. 626464 B 415.612.4284 Charles Melin & Sons, Inc. lic. 311858 B 415.461.2416 Cook Construction lic. 903971 B 651.399.1722 CRC Builders, Inc. lic. 998730 B 707.421.8924

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Crabtree Construction, Inc. lic. 693280 415.640.8617 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 Dan Young Construction, Inc. lic. 760173 B 415.457.6797 De Luna Construction, LLC lic. 1033807 415.306.6068 Desmond & Wallace, Inc. lic. 782179 A,B 707.795.7443 Diaz Construction lic. 1007641 B 415.524.5484

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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

Goltermann Real Estate & Construction lic. 304928 B 707.775.2525 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 Hennessey Construction, Inc. lic. 727282 B 415.459.6497

Fairway Design & Construction, Inc. lic. 923234 B 415.455.2468

Hoffmann Construction, Inc. lic. 414423 B 415.897.7263

Flores Builders lic. 1004590 415.235.0948 Floyd Construction, Inc. lic. 365653 A,B 415.485.0645

Horizon Construction Services lic. 756474 B 415.717.7308

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 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

Howard Scanlan lic. 402434 B

415.459.8698 415.488.4037

Diego Brothers, Inc. lic. 419030 B 415.472.5967

Fontana Construction, Inc. lic. 487928 B 415.457.1290

Diego Quality Construction lic. 544509 B 707.765.6169

Gazzoli Construction, Inc. lic. 922738 B 415.847.1811

DNL Builders lic. 872590 B 707.495.2950

Golden Gate Builders, Inc. lic. 901288 B 415.729.9939

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

Kelly Pacific Construction lic. 346196 B 415.464.0900 Kerr Construction, Inc. lic. 615587 B 415.456.5300 Landmark Builders lic. 474421 B 415.883.5410


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Lucas Valley Designs lic. 645290 B 415.225.8230


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Pagan Construction, LLC lic. 464896 B 415.457.4170

Schalich Brothers Construction lic. 497493 B 415.382.7733

Tom Redmond Construction, Inc. lic. 434609 B 415.892.9918

Pete Niederberger & Sons lic. 524069 B 415.924.4170

Scott Kaplan lic. 467868 B

Tomrose Construction, Inc. lic. 605439 B 707.763.4001

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

SinglePoint Design Build, Inc. lic. 963428 B 415.789.7979 lic. 1014714 B, C-10 415.654.4303

Sontag Construction, Inc. lic. 626258 B 510.665.4500

Ravano & Cooney Construction lic. 689239 B 415.431.3000

Steere Building & Woodworking lic. 744002 B 415.613.7434

McGuire & Sons Construction lic. 346397 B 415.454.2719

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

Merritt-Nelson Custom Builders lic. 672337 B 707.584.1813

RHA Builders, Inc. lic. 750929 B,C6

Stroub Construction lic. 489037 B 415.331.0621 T.H. Eller Construction lic. 579465 B 415.488.9865

Marin Republic Construction lic. 1025031 B 415.302.3855 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

707.843.3734 Muldoon Construction Inc. lic. 1007483 B 415.735.8512

Robert Rainsford lic. 706293 B 415.203.4212

Natal Modica Construction, Inc. lic. 844317 B 415.382.6554

S.L.M. Builders lic. 718948 B

North Point Construction lic. 631249 B 415.928.8545


Tamalpais Land Construction lic. 972710 B 415.797.2320 TMK Builders, Inc. lic. 947975 B 415.686.1179

707.795.4177 Nichelini & Sons, Inc. lic. 339365 B 415.485.6791


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

Tom Ganley Construction lic. 514664 B 415.444.5548 Tom J. Collins Construction lic. 499170 B 415.717.6351

Travis Remodeling lic. 493670 B 415.883.8177 William G. Taylor Construction Corp. lic. 853924 B 415.407.1764 Womack Construction lic. 478379 B 415.898.3151

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING & ESTIMATING Dibble & Company 415.488.4017 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

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American River Benefits Administrators 916.486.1262 BBSI (Barrett Business Services, Inc.) location/CA/napa 707.224.0752 Energy Calc Company 415.457.0990 Global Gray Matter, LLC 415.839.8339 John Paul Butti 415.450.8382 MasterDevCo-CRIC 415.710.7161 Mazzoni & Associates, Inc. 415.460.6763 The Contractors Coach 925.977.9650

CRANE SERVICE Bay Area Crane Service, Inc. 415.883.6644



DEBRIS BOX, HAULING & DEMOLITION Grange Debris Box Service & Wrecking Co. lic. 257220 C21 415.456.2712 Green Hauling 415.572.3670 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

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 Larrabure Construction and Design lic. 1010867 B 707.241.7488 Max Design & Construction lic. 720207 B 415.883.6291 New Avenue, Inc. 855.563.9283

GreenLynx lic. 680356 B,C21 415.890.5880 Redwood Landfill, Recycling and Composting Center 415.408.9053 Zero Waste Marin 415.473.6647

Wilkinson Design & Construction lic. 564598 B 415.785.7961

Rising Design & Construction lic. 864761 B 415.456.4482

DESIGNERS AND Design by Adele Lapointe 415.295.5912 Carolyn Robbins Site Design 415.215.0339 Clare Michael Interiors 415.225.2661 Florence Livingston Interiors 415.855.5361 Kitchens Inside Out 415.505.8708 Krista Van Kessel Designs 415.317.2795 R&R Design Studio, LLC 415.453.2905 Slade by Design 415.215.1521

DRAINAGE Sandra Bird Designs, Inc. lic. 460795 B 415.927.1171

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

Spencer Dobrovolny Construction lic. 958617 415.578.2886 55

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DRYWALL 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

W. Bradley Electric, Inc. lic. 390741 C10,B,A 415.898.1400

All Terrain, Inc. lic. 827896 A,B

Independent Electric Supply, Inc. 707.577.7900

West Coast Electric, Inc. lic. 985029 C10 707.978.2609

Farallon Company lic. 827633 A,B,C33 415.892.7760

Integrity Electric, Inc. lic. 678330 C10 415.499.8844

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS Arthur J. Lang Associates, Inc. 415.883.3577

Johnson Electric lic. 899161 C10

Buel Engineering 415.491.0600

415.472.6373 Mike Brown Electric Company lic. 306767 C10 707.792.8100

College of Marin 415.485.9424 Contractors Business Centers 818.458.7842

Mike Mariani Electric, Inc. lic. 513657 C10 415.485.0631 Redwood Electric lic. 870103 C10 415.892.4900

ELECTRICAL Royal Wholesale Electric 415.453.3570

AC Electric lic. 823899 415.497.0847 Alt Electric lic. 825279 C10 415.250.5388



Strom Electric, Inc. lic. 480976 C10,C36 415.453.1200 Synapse Electric lic. 828101 C10 415.985.7298

Elex Solutions lic. 1020100 C-10

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 Substrate, Inc. 415.246.4920

SOS Electric lic. 832917 C10 415.453.1630

Ard Mac Electric, Inc. lic. 967353 C10,C7 415.444.6077

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I. Cannan Electric lic. 736435 C10 415.596.3676




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Twining, Inc. 925.849.8186

ENGINEERING, GRADING, PAVING & EXCAVATING All Phase Excavating & Demolition, Inc. lic. 638179 A 707.795.0142


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

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Murray Engineers, Inc. 415.888.8952 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

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Wildcat Engineering lic. 951203 A 707.763.3001

Nancy M. Marion, Mortgage Advisor 415.377.9884


Plan Design Consultants, Inc. 650.425.7914

Water Components & Building Supply, Inc. 415.451.1780


Sunshine Construction lic. 315245 A,C21,C27 415.479.5566

Clough Construction lic. 516987 B 415.444.5554

Team Ghilotti, Inc. lic. 895384 A,HAZ 707.763.8700

Decks by Woodmasters lic. 723385 C61 415.516.4169

Thornton Paving, Inc. lic. 382817 A 415.453.2324

Just Fences and Decks lic. 620203 B 415.898.9510

Tight Access Excavation, Inc. lic. 687105 707.795.0369

Wesco Fencing lic. 934623 C13

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

FIRE PROTECTION Fire Technologies lic. 570216 C16,C36 415.250.9654 Todd Morris Fire Protection lic. 978422 C16 415.454.7919


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

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

FOUNDATIONS & RETAINING WALLS Westward Builders Inc. lic. 327365 B,A 415.459.2130

FUEL 415.798.1906

Tuatagaloa Contracting lic. 699547 A,HAZ 866.824.8077


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

Advance Business Services 415.203.4247 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. greg.c.musick/ 415.743.9849

Cruise Americard/Boyett Petroleum 209.577.6000 x 133 415.485.1230

City Carpets lic. 746886 C15 415.454.4200 Empire Floors lic. 504918 C15 707.524.2594

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


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GARAGE DOORS Door Pros lic. 958861 D28 415.717.7015 Jones Garage Door Co., Inc. lic. 345502 C61,D28 415.897.2371 Northgate Garage Doors, Inc. lic. 627224 D28 415.472.6004

Handyman Heroes lic. 1003394 B 1.844.382.4376

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

Indian Valley Golf Club 415.897.1118

Bayside HVAC Products, LLC 415.333.5099

Marin Country Club 415.382.6712

GOVERNMENT AGENCY County of Marin Community Development Agency Sustainability Team 415.473.2698



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Downing Heating & Air Conditioning lic. 644720 C20 415.485.1011 Fitzpatrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning lic. 371959 C20 415.457.0607 Ongaro & Sons lic. 215233 707.579.3511

Four Season Stewardship lic. 1046058 415.360.8715

Patriot Mechanical, Inc. lic. 774738 C20,C43 415.444.0888

Handy Handsome lic. 1008142 415.368.3438

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 415.457.5541 Verde Metals, Inc. lic. 635429 C43,C20 415.454.9007


INSURANCE Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. 949.681.9052 Bolds Risk & Insurance Services 415.461.7475 David White & Associates 925.277.2600 Design Line Insurance Agency 415.720.5420

Audac lic. 445578 C7 415.459.3095

Don Ramatici Insurance, Inc. 707.782.9200

INsite Networks, Inc. 415.454.6200

George Petersen Insurance Agency 707.525.2715

Kerri Schultze, Account Executive, Ray Morgan Company 707.293.2429

INSPECTION SERVICES Leak Detection Pros, Inc. 707.769.7373 Westech Environmental LLC 415.845.4861



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

Heffernan Insurance Brokers 707.789.3072 Wise Insurance Agency 415.258.9912 Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 415.878.2465

JANITORIAL MorningSide Windows 415.272.1059 Ross Valley Maintenance and Supply 415.939.1669

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

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Pedersen Associates Landscape Architects 415.456.2070 The Land Collaborative lic. 954204 C27 415.234.6812

LANDSCAPING 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 Buchholz Landscaping Company lic. 1012442 B 415.453.1860 D’Rojas Landscape lic. 1039144 C27 415.299.4380 Dan Fix Landscape Construction lic. 553804 C27 415.453.1604

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Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance lic. 748791 C27 415.456.6684 Irrigation Repair Service lic. 328638 C27 415.924.4126 Manuel Vazquez 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


Fisher Phillips 415.490.9027 Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP 415.352.6446 Hanson Bridgett, LLP 415.925.8400 Kate Warner, Construction Lawyer lic. CA BAR 112167 415.457.7977 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

All Bay Mill and Lumber 707.557.1005 Arc Agency 415.531.3180 DHC Supplies, Inc. 707.588.9406 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 Milwaukee Tool 415.265.2368


Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP 415.394.6688

Pini Hardware, Inc. 415.892.1577

The Urban Farmer Store 415.380.3840

The Garber Law Firm 415.690.8997

Point Reyes Building Supply 415.663.1737



Borton Petrini, LLP 415.677.0730

24/7 Locksmith Solutions 510.610.5938

Rafael Lumber Company 415.453.3043


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Simpson Strong-Tie 707.339.6517

MARKETING, PR & CREATIVE SERVICES And Them Design 415.747.4345 Craig Communications, Inc. 925.759.0356 Desire to Inspire Studios 415.488.5720 Eventful Events, Inc. 415.686.3516 Future Bright Interactive 415.275.0970 Gusiff Marketing Group 415.497.8974

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MASONRY Jim Nichelini Masonry lic. 302025 B,C29 415.897.7543 Joe J. Pedroli & Son, Inc. lic. 396345 C29 415.459.6475 Marshall Foster Masonry lic. 277004 C29 415.519.2510 Petty Masonry, Inc. lic. 416140 C29 415.898.2200

Sames Digital Marketing 415.524.8378 Strategic 32 415.910.0464 Vihara Communications 510.520.1133 Vivant Marketing Group 408.807.8123


MOVING & STORAGE Ahmed’s Moving Express, Inc. 415.492.2122 Farnsworth Mayflower lic. CAL-T-139.099 415.459.6683 Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage 415.924.7144


Anywhere CPR 415.952.3030 BioMarin Pharmaceutical 415.506.6358 Eric B. Wong, DDS 415.479.8166

Sales and Marketing Resources 415.336.7256

Onspot Welding & Design, Inc. lic. 620205 C60 415.382.1091

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

Marin General Hospital 415.925.7424

Carpenters Local #35 415.453.9236

Medical Center of Marin 415.924.4525

Habitat for Humanity lic. 728481 B 415.625.1000

METALWORK, ORNAMENTAL & STRUCTURAL STEEL Castaneda Iron Works lic. 964236 C23 510.234.4734

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin 415.721.9686 Homeward Bound of Marin 415.382.3363


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Marin Economic Forum 415.483.9332 North Bay NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) 415.246.2335 Novato Chamber of Commerce 415.897.1164 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC) of the Redwood Empire 707.658.1041 San Rafael Chamber of Commerce 415.454.4163 Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 707.763.6676 The Blue Book Building & Construction Network 707.364.6517

ORGANIZERS Changing Places 415.461.6257

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

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Anello Painting and Construction lic. 619941 C33, B 415.892.8989

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Grant Painting lic. 650541 C33 415.458.2956

Benjamin Moore & Co. 510.406.2833

H & H Painting, Inc. lic. 1045837 C33 510.860.6167

Bob Kunst Painting, Inc. lic. 346191 C33 415.457.0100

IMC Painting & Drywall lic. 874613 C-9, C33, B 707.396.2430

Boeck & Associates Painting Company lic. 531284 C33 415.491.1702

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

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 415.302.5542

Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc. lic. 684610 C33,B 415.454.1500 John Seidler Painting lic. 699739 C33 415.328.0069 KBI Painting, Inc. lic. 944475 C33 707.795.4955 KC Pro Painting lic. 964463 C33 415.609.2126 Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc. 415.897.5151

Farrow & Ball, Inc. 510.848.8153 Gaidano & Sons Painting & Decorating lic. 833585 B,C33 415.482.6055

Kiss Painting lic. 1023687 C33 415.299.0796

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 MoonDance Painting lic. 854966 925.383.4537 North Marin Painting, Inc. lic. 702759 C33,B 415.892.0199

Universal Protective Coatings 415.457.9800

PARKING AREA STRIPING Bruce Enterprises lic. 742358 C32 707.781.9686

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

PLASTERING & STUCCO 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 Pierpont Painting lic. 1050176 415.927.1524 Ross Painting lic. 526659 C33 415.455.0766 Tamalpais Paint & Color 415.924.7321

Weber Plastering, Inc. lic. 194445 C35 415.459.4707

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


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Carl J. Augusto Plumbing lic. 298381 C36 415.897.6174

Pedro Femenia & Sons, Inc. lic. 392227 C4,C16,C20,C36 415.383.7473

City Front Plumbing lic. 443156 C36 415.454.6737

Pina Plumbing, Inc. lic. 1011774 C36 415.570.1054

Denny’s House of Plumbing lic. 504967 C36 415.479.1655

Plumbing Repair Specialists lic. 460208 C36 415.453.6682

Ferguson / The Bath + Beyond 415.552.5001

Roman’s Plumbing lic. 952842 C36 707.971.0353

Gotelli Plumbing Company lic. 254603 C36,C16 415.457.1145

Roy’s Sewer Service, Inc. lic. 491815 C42 415.456.2320

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 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



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Rubenstein Supply Company 415.454.1174 Sonoma Marin Plumbing lic. 993035 C36 707.755.4333 Wilson’s Plumbing lic. 623217 C36 415.457.6941

PRINTING & SIGNAGE Minuteman Press of Marin 415.453.4548

PUMPS Forster Pump & Well lic. 242168 C10, C38, C57 415.459.4770

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

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PRANDI Property Management, Inc. lic. DRE #00980159 415.482.9988 Professional Financial Investors, Inc. 415.382.6001 Rockport Land Corp. 707.775.4554 Seadrift Realty 415.868.1791

CPi Developers 415.457.8850 DMH Land Use Planning 415.457.0525 Equity Real Estate Solutions 415.570.2522 Garrett W. Burdick - Luxury Real Estate - Vanguard Properties 415.602.2282 Kristy Greenwood, Realtor, Engel & Volkers 415.328.8259 Laura Slanec, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Drysdale Properties 415.606.1466 MacPhail Properties, Inc. 415.482.1604 Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker/Realtor, Coldwell Banker 415.483.6009

Supreme Lending 415.381.5550 Vincent Sheehan Real Estate 415.899.9990 Wendy Aronson Property Management 415.730.4455

RENTAL, EQUIPMENT & EVENTS Cal-West Rentals, Inc. 707.763.5665 United Rentals Trench Safety trench-safety-excavation-specialty-solutions-united 510.786.9506

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RESTORATION SERVPRO of Novato/North San Rafael lic. 1036250 707.671.6167

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Northern Pacific Roofing lic. 812250 C39,B 415.456.3482

SolarCraft lic. 497797 B,C10,C46,C35 415.382.7717

Sola Brite lic. 875357

Sun First Solar lic. 669250 B,C46 925.600.1400

ROOFING & GUTTERS ABC Supply Co., Inc. location?BranchNumber=165 415.257.5706 All Phase Roofing, Inc. lic. 744807 415.897.0189 Aussie Roofing, Inc. lic. 823443 C39 415.472.2800

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

SECURITY 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

Redwood Security Systems, Inc. lic. 426887 C7,C10 415.388.5355

SKILLED LABOR PeopleReady 510.883.0669

SOLAR ARS Roofing, Solar & Electric lic. 837618 415.459.7200 Simply Solar lic. 991938 C46,B 707.285.7037

TILE & STONE Ceramic Tile Design 415.485.5180 Italics


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

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

TECHNOLOGY IMAGINiT Technologies 415.946.1020

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Comcast Corporation 707.792.5103

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 Atlas Tree Surgery, Inc. lic. 679146 C61, D49, c27 707.523.4399 Marin Tree Service lic. 648230 D49 415.472.7105 Monster Tree Service North Bay lic. 1039949 D49 707.484.6339

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UTILITY Marin Clean Energy 415.464.6033 Pacific Gas and Electric Company 415.264.4005


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SCREENS 3 Day Blinds lic. 1005986 C61 415.302.9321 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 415.897.5117

Pacific Sash & Design lic. 1001570 C17, B 650.264.9000 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

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. 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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MEET TOM BARR INAUGURAL PETER ARRIGONI AWARD RECIPIENT The future of Marin County’s building industry depends on the initiative and advocacy by today’s local leaders. In an effort to recognize outstanding individuals making a difference, the Marin Builders Association selected Tom Barr, vice president of estimating at Ghilotti Bros., as the inaugural recipient of the Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award. The newly-established annual award honors the late Peter Arrigoni who served as the General Manager of the Marin Builders Association from 1977–2003, and served on the Marin County Board of Supervisors from 1968–1976. In the spirit of Peter’s impact and local legacy, the award recognizes Tom’s industry leadership, commitment to education, and support of the Marin Builders Association.

Marin Roots Run Deep Tom is a fourth generation Marin County native whose career path brought him full circle with his familial roots. When his great grandfather first arrived in Marin, he started his own construction company in San Rafael. After Tom earned his degree in Civil Engineering from U.C. Davis, he joined the San Rafael-based Ghilotti Bros. Inc. where he has dedicated more than 30 years to construction and estimating ever since. Tom has a deep admiration and appreciation for this County he calls home. When he’s not working or volunteering his time, he can be found mountain biking on Marin’s infamous trails.

Leading With Resolve Tom has been a Registered Professional Engineer since 1992. Tom became active in the Marin Builders Association in 2010, the same year he also served as President of the Association of Engineering Construction 66


Employers. With encouragement from Peter Arrigoni, Tom joined the board of the Marin Builders Association in 2011. Three years later, Tom was elected as Vice President and in 2016, he served as President of the board. Throughout his career, Tom has experienced sizeable shifts in the industry and managed new challenges with considerable perspective.

Construction is a highly satisfying industry to be in. We are rewarded by building great things for our communities. We work hard, play hard, and strive to always leave things better than we found them.

“Like so many other sectors, our industry has experienced great change and disruption. "We are constantly evolving” says Tom. “To be successful, we’ve had to embrace these new dynamics, recognize opportunities to overcome problems, and have the resolve to strategically implement new ideas.”

Giving Back Since joining the Marin Builders Association, Tom has been actively involved in supporting all the organization’s committees, events, and initiatives to help advance the local industry and create deeper community connections. In addition to advocacy, Tom views the Scholarship program– the charitable arm of the association providing financial assistance for high school seniors– as a critical education platform for future generations to discover a rewarding career path. “Construction is a highly satisfying industry to be in. We are rewarded by building great things for our communities. We work hard, play hard, and strive to always leave things better than we found them.”

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