Holiday Edition SFBA NARI News Print

President's Report

We are coming to the end of 2016 and as we reflect upon how busy the year has been it gives us a great opportunity to appreciate all of our colleagues, suppliers, and service providers that have combined efforts in making our projects great over the last year.  These relationships are the building blocks to enhance and grow our businesses’ as we kick start 2017.  The time and effort our members have vested into our organization as well as working with other members on their projects has continued the quality and craftsmanship that the bay area is known for.  From our board to you we wish you a happy new year!

Please allow me to introduce the 2017 Board of Directors:

Sally Power, Sally Power Interiors - Chairman of the Board
Mike Roth, CR, CRPM, The Lawson Roofing Co. - President
Alisa Hofmann, UDCP, Design Set Match - Vice President
Jim Tibbs, McCutcheon Construction, Inc. - Secretary
Steve Swearengen, the Architects Office - Treasurer
Treve Johnson, Treve Johnson Photography - Director
Catherine Baldi, Arana Craftsman Painters - Director
Tony Contreras, California Shower Door Corp. - Director
Mark Calender, Calender-Robinson Co., Inc. - Director
Rene Schaub, Automated Environments, Inc. - Director

Brenda Kress, Just Imagine, continues to serve as our Executive Director.  Joining the team is Courtney Montecino who will be providing administrative support.

Education Chair: Catherine Baldi, Arana Craftsman Painters
Marketing Chair:  Treve Johnson, Treve Johnson Photography
Membership Chairs: David Freer, Collier Warehouse and Sultan Nabkel, Monark Premium Appliance Company
Programs Chair: Martin Ortega, Lumiere Electric
Special Events Chair: Jim Tibbs, McCutcheon Construction, Inc.

Our committees serve as great opportunities for members to get involved in helping our chapter grow and improve member experiences.  Do you have two hours a month to donate you’re your ideas and expertise to support one of our great committees?  If you do or are curious to learn more about what opportunities are available please contact Brenda at or Mike Roth at

On behalf of the leadership of SFBA NARI, we wish you a very happy holiday season with much growth and success in 2017!

Mike Roth, CR, CRPM
The Lawson Roofing Co., Inc.
Chapter President

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Chapter Meetings

Cambria's showroom was alive with holiday magic as NARI members and guests put their gifts for children under the beautifully decorated tree.  Chef Cynthia showed us how to make delicious holiday bark while we sipped on libations provided by Roberts Electric Co.  After filling with dinner, we enjoyed desert hosted by Ferguson.  And thanks to the contributions of our 5-Star Sponsors, Arana Craftsman Painters, Caldwell Roland Roofing, Inc. and California Shower Door Corp. for helping offset the cost of food.

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Calendar of Events

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Jack London Kitchen & Bath Gallery
2500 Embarcadero Street, Unit F
Oakland, CA  94606

Come enjoy an evening in the beautiful showroom of
Jack London Kitchen & Bath Gallery.  We have an informative evening
for you and JLKBG always provides a delicious meal.

impact of title 24 part 6 

Join us as we discuss the impact of the 2016 Title 24 Part 6 (energy standards) on alterations and additions to residential construction.  Learn about what is staying the same, what is changing, and how these code requirements should be integrated into construction and documented for final building permit successfully.  Energy Code Ace, a free energy code web site, has many tools and resources that will help navigate compliance to the energy standards here in California.   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND REGISTER

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UPDATE YOUR PROFILE: We now offer you the ability to include your logo and a description of your company on the Chapter website - at no additional cost! Go to and see how the Architects Office and Design Set Match (and others) have taken advantage of this opportunity.  This is just another way you can market your affiliation with an organizaiton that states " Remodeling Done Right!"

CHECK OUT NARI RESOURCES:  There are so many resources for you on the NARI website at Click on Industry and then check out Pro Resources and Pro Development.  You have access to marketing tools, business tools and different educational and training materials.  To login use your email address (that is registered with NARI National) and your password is password (unless you've updated it)

EZ DIRECTORY APP: This is an app for your smart phone that works as a membership directory.  Carry all the members in your pocket for easy access when you need a business contact! CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

REMMIES (Award Program):  The online platform will kick off after the first of the year.  Program information will be posted on the website by the first of January.  Deadline for entries is March 1.

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Legal Corner


             CSLB Staff.  In the work we do for our construction clients, sometimes we hear contractors complain about the CSLB.  These complaints include that when they need to talk to someone, there is no way to get through the phone system to a real person or otherwise someone.

             As counsel the writers sometimes have had the same problem.      READ MORE

 Bryant H. Byrnes, Esq. practices construction law in the San Francisco Bay Area and is counsel to the SFBA NARI Board of Directors.  --  Brian J. Trowbridge, Esq. of Trowbridge Law Office practices construction law, business law, succession and estate planning, and employment law in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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Thank You Sponsors


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