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National Recognition Earned
BIA San Diego member Fritzi Gros-Daillon of   Household Guardians  will receive the NAHB 2019 Educator of the Year Award at IBS in Las Vegas on January 20, 2020. Fritzi is Director of Education and Advocacy for Age Safe America and a NAHB-approved instructor for the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation and Universal Design Essentials. 
Cavignac & Associates Celebrates Award Winner
Chris J. Malicki, CHST, OHST, safety risk advisor for Cavignac & Associates , has been awarded “Safety Professional of the Year” by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), San Diego Chapter. Only one person is bestowed the prestigious commendation.  Malicki joined Cavignac & Associates in mid 2016, bringing 23 years of construction-related safety experience as well as expertise as a general industry workplace safety consultant.  
TRIO to Partner With Pardee Homes
TRIO’s San Diego Office is thrilled to have been selected by Pardee Homes for model home and sales office interior design at two of their new communities at Meadowood in Fallbrook.  TRIO is one of the fastest growing full service interior design and merchandising firms in the the nation.
Building Industry Leaders Honored at Reception
BIA of San Diego County honored some of the best and brightest for their leadership in areas affecting housing policy, legislation and industry sustainability. The awards were presented at the Political Leaders Reception.

Mike McSweeny
BIA Sr. Public Policy Advisor
Housing Leadership Award
Edric Doringo
Deputy Director, Development Services Dept. City of San Diego
Professional Excellence Award
Jack Gallagher
Dahlin Group Planning & Architecture
Legislative Award
Alex Plishner
Legislative Award
Guy Asaro
Meridian Development
Chairman's Award
Pietrzak Recognized Locally
PeopleReady Skilled Trades Business Manager Elizabeth Pietrzak   was recently honored as a 2019 finalist at th e San Diego Business Journal Business Woman of the Year Awards. PeopleReady provides expertise in flexible, industry-specific staffing solutions for construction as well as many other industries. 
Pardee Homes Selected as a Top Workplace
Pardee Homes has been named to The San Diego Union-Tribune’s 2019 Top Workplaces list. "Pardee Homes is incredibly honored to be recognized for the focus we place on our talented employees and company culture,” said Pardee Homes San Diego Division President Jimmy Ayala. “Our team’s motivation to inspire excellence and innovation is the life force that drives Pardee Homes’ success and continues to be the reason why we are able to successfully deliver award-winning communities that better serve our region.”
Sunrise Management Lauded at Mark of Excellence Awards
Sunrise Management was recently honored at the Southern California Rental Housing Association’s 2019 Mark of Excellence Awards – one of the region’s largest and most important events to recognize the rental housing industry. Three Sunrise employees received accolades for their dedication and hard work: Alicia Tarkhani, Diana Larson and Maria Garcia.  Click here to read more.
Employees Celebrated for Donations
19 San Diego nonprofit organizations received a combined $25,000 of donations from the huge-hearted employees of Cavignac & Associates. It was made as part of a 20-year-long Christmas holiday tradition through the company’s Employee Charity Fund, a program established by president Jeff Cavignac. Employees designate a certain amount be taken out of their paychecks throughout the year, with nearly all 60 employees participating.
Move-ins Begin at Solmar
The first families to call Solmar “home” are moving into their new community. "It’s great to see so many families moving in and enjoying Solmar,” said Jimmy Ayala, Pardee Homes San Diego Division President. “The townhomes were designed with comfort and convenience in mind, but at affordable price points, which is why we’ve seen so much interest from families throughout San Diego.”
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