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The Special Events Committee has a couple exciting events coming up and we want to be sure you have them on your calendar.  

December 13, SFBA NARI Holiday Party

We will be celebrating the holidays at the beautiful new San Francisco showroom of our host, Monark Premium Appliance Company. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with your NARI colleagues.  This year’s Holiday Party will also be a fundraiser for the victims of the Napa and Sonoma fires. We’d like to say a special thank you to our event sponsor, LG Signature Suite, for joining the celebration and fundraising efforts.  Here are the details:

Location: Monark Premium Appliance Company, 1701 17th Street, San Francisco (at Carolina Street)
Event Sponsor: LG Signature Suite

Charity Fundraiser: Napa and Sonoma Fire Relief 

2018 Bay Area Remodeling Awards

Award season is right around the corner.  Winning a Bay Area Remodeling Award (a Remmy) is a great marketing opportunity for your company and morale booster for your team.  It’s time to start making plans for entering the competition. We are still in the process of planning the event but here are some of the key details and dates that have already been confirmed:

Media Sponsor: Modern Luxury Interiors California Magazine
Eligibility: Must be a member of the Diablo Valley, North Bay or San Francisco Bay Area chapter of NARI
Entries: Projects completed between July 1, 2016 and January 31, 2018
Entry Packets: Will be sent via email in December 2017
Training for new Entrants: December and January
Pre-Registration: January 2-31, 2018
Entry Submission: February 2018
Judging: March 2018
Awards Presentation: April 2018 

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Chapter Meetings

Guest Panelists:

Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Michael McCutcheon, McCutcheon Construction, Inc.

Selling to a Partner
David Freer, Collier-Warehouse, Inc.

Selling to Key Employees
Philip Anderson, HDR Remodeling, Inc.

 Learn different ways you can plan to sell your company, so your business does not end when you're ready to retire.  If you don't own a business, there will still be plenty of networking opportunities and good food.  CLICK HERE to register

PARKING  Parking is limited.  There is parking on Telegraph and Broadway.  (W.A. Rose is on 25th between both Telegraph and Broadway). The Hive located at 2335 Broadway has paid parking.  This is a few blocks from them.  Please remember this is downtown Oakland (and can be the case if SF as well) and valuables should not be left in your car. 

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Chapter Supporters

 Our first annual Interiors California: Taste-Eat-Talk event was a huge success.  Members and guests came together at Donkey & Goat to taste wonderful wine, eat delicious food, and visit with friends and new acquaintances. 

For an event to be successful there needs to be a couple of factors:
*     Engaged and dynamic leaders.  Ours were Jim Tibbs, McCutcheon Construction, Inc. and Mike Roth, CR, CLC, The Lawson Roofing Company.
*     Sponsors!  A huge thank you to all of ours.  CLICK HERE to view our list
*     A supportive membership.  Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed the evening. 

Thank you!

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NARI National News & Resources


Increase sales with NARI BuildingBucks™. This exciting new partnership between NARI and EnerBank USA, provides easy-to-use payment options and will help members increase close rates and job size while lessening cancellations and discounts. The BuildingBucks™ program offers four payment options to help customers say yes.

 NARI and BISA have partnered together to offer active NARI members the absolute best liability policy available. The NARI Business Liability Insurance Program takes into consideration that while virtually all members have standard general liability policies, most did not have coverage for pollution including exposures such as asbestos, lead, and mold; nor did they have coverage for their design-build professional liability exposure. This program is rolling out in certain states  monthly. Please verify with HQ or your chapter that it is currently offered in your state.

To view more, visit our Member Only Benefits page.


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Legal Corner

Accessory Dwelling Units - ADU’s.
What in the World?

I have been a member of San Francisco NARI for over 20 years.  Of the hundreds of meetings I have attended, some presentations stand out. 

            One such meeting was in 2012.  The CSLB Head of Enforcement, David Fogt, was asked about using time and materials/cost plus fee provisions in home improvement contracts.  The CSLB had always disapproved of this use, citing statutory provisions – which were ambiguous  and poorly drafted provisions in my opinion.  In response, Mr. Fogt mildly stated that while the Board remained not overly fond of these time and materials/cost plus fee terms, they could be acceptable with certain other modifications of the contract.  Zounds!  A sea change.  CLICK HERE TO FULL ARTICLE

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Upcoming Events

Jack London Kitchen & Bath Gallery is hosting an event on November 8th, 10:00 am.  PM Fixtures invites you to Franke Stainless Steel CEU Brunch.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Monark Premium Appliance Co. & Samsung will be hosting the President's Lunch on Thursday, November 16th at 11:15 am.  FREE!  This is an opportunity for new members to meet and greet with more established members and to begin building relationships within the chapter. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Rebuilding Together Oakland | East Bay, a proud SFBA NARI non-profit member, has served the East Bay for nearly 30 years. We provide home rehab services to low-income seniors, veterans and disabled homeowners in Oakland, Hayward and now San Leandro – and we need your help! As the Administrator of the City of San Leandro Housing Rehabilitation Grant and Trailer Haven Mobile Home Grant Programs, we are seeking to establish a list of contractors who we can invite to bid on small home repair projects of up to $5,000. If you are interested in our programs, and want to work with us in San Leandro, please contact Alice Matthews to learn more!

Alice Matthews
Program Manager
Phone: 510-625-0316 x 102



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