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  • BIASC - Staff posted an article
    Learn More About CBIA’S Partners: BOFI Federal Bank, Bassenian / Lagoni Architects, and Nossaman LLP see more

    The CBIA Partner Program provides member companies with greatly enhanced state-level benefits and has now grown to include over 80 companies from around the state! These CBIA Partners enjoy a more proactive involvement at the state level while strengthening their businesses, building new relationships, and influencing California’s legislative and regulatory environment! This week we will be highlighting our newest CBIA Partner and two longtime CBIA Partners:

     

    BofI Federal Bank (NEW CBIA Partner!)

     

    BofI Federal Bank is a diversified financial services company with approximately $8 billion in assets that provides innovative banking and lending products. Our capital markets division focuses on the origination of commercial and residential loans in target vertical markets, as well as bulk loan purchases to help our customers diversify loan portfolios and generate fee income to better manage their balance sheets.

     

    In 2016, BofI Holding, Inc. was named SNL Financial Best of the Biggest Public Thrifts for the fourth consecutive year. BofI Holding, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and is a component of the Russell 3000 Index. For more information, please contact us at 858-649-2511 or visit us here

     

    Bassenian / Lagoni Architects

     

    Bassenian Lagoni is an award-wining architectural, planning, and interior design firm involved with projects around the globe. The expertise of its talented staff encompasses the range of disciplines: large scale master planning, site specific planning, mixed use development, hospitality, commercial and housing in all its forms. The firm has published four best-selling books on residential architecture. We invite you to explore unique design solutions that expand market appeal. For more information, please contact us at 949-553-9100, or visit us  here.

     

    Nossaman LLP

     

    Nossaman is an innovative mid-sized law firm working on cutting-edge issues across eight U.S. offices. Our expertise is focused in distinct areas of law and policy, as well as in specific industries. With a strong foundation in California, we have built nationally recognized practices in infrastructure, litigation, healthcare, environment and real estate, public policy, and corporate law.

     

    The Firm has been an industry leader in California for seven decades. We know the land, the law, the courts, and the lawmakers. We also know the issues, from local bank failures and congested highways, to environmental conservation issues and scarce water supply. Nossaman is helping to solve many of the complex challenges public agencies and companies doing business in California face today. Additionally, we offer strong capabilities in Washington, DC, resulting from a strategic merger that expanded the Firm's depth in several core areas including public policy, environmental permitting and litigation, and infrastructure.

     

    Nossaman attorneys in the capital monitor regulatory and legislative developments that affect clients' economic and legal interests and present clients' views on these issues to Members of Congress and Administration officials so that they are considered when decisions are made. We also specialize in administrative law proceedings before the agencies and the courts. For more information, please contact us at 213-612-7800, or visit us  here.

     

    To discuss the state level benefits you can gain as a CBIA Partner, please contact: Richard Helton at 916-340-3313 or rhelton@cbia.org

     

    Vier the original article on CBIA's website by clicking here.

  • BIASC - Staff posted an article
    BIASC’s 2016 BIS Focuses on Education and Culminates by Thanking its Leadership and Members see more

    BIASC.org--Nov 9 and 10, 2016--Riverside,CA--The Building Industry Show (BIS), which was on Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday November 10 at the Riverside Convention Center by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC), “Started the Conversation” by turning its focus towards education.

     

    More than 1,500 attendees came to this year’s show not just to mingle with builders, catch up with professionals in the building industry, and discuss new job prospects, but to also participate in the show’s new format that sought to engage attendees with informative discussions.

     

    This year the show evolved to do more than provide a place for building industry professionals to catch up with colleagues and discuss new job prospects. BIS included insightful Pop-Up Education presentations that covered a range of topics from discussions of how mobile apps are transforming home building; what you need to know about solar: code requirements to future trends; advanced framing techniques; minimizing costs & increasing efficiency; CEU workshops; to design trends for 2017 among other topics.

     

    The goal was to get BIASC members potential answers to these issues such as the skilled labor shortage that BIS addressed during its first ever Skilled Labor Brain Trust, which connected the employers with the educators of potential employees. The Skilled Labor Brain Trust panel discussion was one of the many rich programs that were included in the price of the show floor pass.

     

    Program organizers, the instructors that train the future skilled labor workforce, and the Building Industry Panelist made up of Thomas Steele, HCI; Tanner Schamber, Schamber Electric; and Bruce Wick, OSHA, were all a part of the education-driven discussion panel.

     

    The topics discussed by the dynamic panel during the event included the current and future needs of employers in the industry, the current training programs, and how to connect graduates with employment.

     

    The Building Industry Show Floor culminated Thursday evening with an award ceremony to honor and recognize BIASC’s hard working leadership and dedicated members.

     

    BIASC wishes to extend another congratulation to the following winners which were announced at the 2016 Installation and Award Ceremony Thursday evening after the Building Industry Show Floor closed.

     

    Volunteer of the Year, Greater Sales and Marketing Council: Melissa Auten, Fisher & Paykel

    Volunteer of the Year, Union Contractors Council: Rick Parker, Conco Cement

    Volunteer of the Year, BIASC LA Ventura Chapter: Taleen Mason, Geocon West, Inc.

    Volunteer of the Year, BIASC Orange County Chapter: Alan Boudreau, Boudreau Pipeline

    Volunteer of the Year, BIASC Baldy View Chapter: Ryan Combe, Lennar Homes

    Volunteer of the Year, BIASC Riverside Chapter: Charles Hunt, Primera

    Volunteer of the Year, BILD Foundation: Mary Lynn Coffee, Nossaman LLP

    Volunteer of the Year, 55+ Housing Council: Linda Howard, Linda Howard Interior Designs

    Individual Achievement Award, Local Government Affairs: Scott Ouellette, Williams Homes

    Individual Achievement Award, Community Involvement: John Lavendar, Lennar Homes

    Lifetime Service Award: Jonathan Weldy, Meridian Land Development Company

    2016 Builder of the Year: Tom Grable, TRI Pointe Homes

    President’s Award: Norm Witt, Cook Hill Properties and Valerie Hardman, Outdoor Dimensions

     

    BIASC would also like to congratulate the newly installed 2017 BIASC Governing Board who were also announced during the 2016 Installation and Award Ceremony Thursday evening after the Building Industry Show Floor closed.

     

    BIASC President: Peter Vanek, Meritage Homes

    BIASC Vice President: Tom Grable, TRI Pointe Homes

    BIASC Vice President: Mike Gartlan, KB Home

    BIASC Secretary/Treasurer: Alan Boudreau, Boudreau Pipeline Corp.

    Immediate Past President: Michael Battaglia, CalAtlantic Homes

     

    Builders at Large:

    Greg McWilliams, FivePoint

    Howard Press, Watt Communities

    Bob Yoder, Shea Homes

    Erren O’Leary, Lewis Management Corp.

    Mark Torres, Lennar

    Paul Hernandez, Irvine Company

    Jonathan Weldy, Meridian Land Development

    Dave Bartlett, Brookfield Homes

     

    Associates at Large:                                                                                

    Charles Gale, Metropolitan Water District

    Harry Crowell, AmTrust Surety

    Randy Richards, Reliable Wholesale Lumber

     

    Chapter Immediate Past Presidents:                                                      

    Ali Sahabi, Optimum Group (Baldy View Chapter)                                  

    Glen Longarini, KB Home (Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter)                      

    Jim Yates, Rancho Mission Viejo (Orange County Chapter)                    

    Leonard Miller, Richmond American Homes (Riverside Chapter)

     

    Representative to Councils: Valerie Hardman, Outdoor Dimensions

     

    Representative to CBIA: Wes Keusder, Keusder Homes

     

    BIASC CEO: Mike Balsamo

     

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    About the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc.:

    BIASC is a cohesive nonprofit trade association organized into chapters and councils that represents the building industry throughout the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino.  Members of BIASC are active in all aspects of the building, including land development; homebuilding, multi-family and commercial development as well as infrastructure; our membership includes architects, engineers, planners, contractors, suppliers, property owners, subcontractors and associated professionals throughout Southern California.

    BIASC is a full-service organization providing legislative advocacy, educational programming, labor relations, networking and community relations. The association objective is to promote a positive business environment for the building industry. http://www.biasc.org/