May 28, 2019
Enjoy These Upcoming Opportunities    
Michael Strech, President and CEO 
When building our businesses, we look for areas to grow connections, learn new information and try new things. The next few weeks are filled with opportunities to get involved and get back a lot from the North State BIA. 
Beginning tomorrow, in the Moscone Center in San Francisco is the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) put on by the California Building Industry Association.  This yearly event offers so much to industry professionals from educational opportunities, and discovering new, innovative products to creating connections with like-minded people from across the nation. It is not too late to sign up for PCBC and enjoy energy, advanced thinking and inspiration in San Francisco. 
Next week we will be enjoying one of the largest events of the year, the Chili Cook Off at the Palladio in Folsom.  This is a member favorite event and for good reason. The Chili Cook Off is an enjoyable event, but more so, it is a place where genuine connections are made with local industry professionals.  There is ample opportunity to network and build your business, meet new friends and enjoy the start of summer! 
Our thanks to Harry Elliott for once again allowing the BIA to utilize the Palladio courtyard Piazza.  The location really makes this event special.  
Finally, the Political Action Committee's Builders and Brews event is happening on June 13th at the Cliff House in Folsom. This event is all about the connections that are made and strengthening our PAC. Builders and Brews only happens a few times a year but is extremely important to the growth of our PAC, as well as connecting elected officials with our industry. 
If you miss a BIA event there is always another one right around the corner, but these next few weeks are booked with some of the best opportunities to connect with professionals that will help grow your business and make the lasting relationships that make us succeed.  This is your chance to get the most out of the BIA. We will see you soon! 

Michael Strech 
President and CEO, North State BIA      

SMUD All-Electric Residential Workshop
Last week SMUD hosted an All-Electric Smart Homes seminar to introduce the building and design community to incentive programs to encourage the design and building of all-electric homes.  The goal is to encourage efficient electric technologies for heating, hot water and cooking that allow homeowners to take advantage of renewable energy generated on site and by SMUD to reduce dependence on fossil resources. North State BIA is working with SMUD to have a similar workshop for our membership.  For an overview of an  all-electric smart home.

PG&E President Acknowledges Hook-up Delay Problem
The Assembly Utilities & Energy Committee recently conducted an oversight hearing that focused on the management of PG&E and how the utility plans to move forward after the recent wildfires and bankruptcy filing.  Speaking on behalf of PG&E was the utility's new CEO & President, William "Bill" Johnson.  After an hour of heated questioning, Mr. Johnson made the following statement: "I'm focused on the short term for the moment. There are a number of issues that need to be fixed. One of the big issues we have to fix is hooking up new customers.  It's taking weeks and in some cases months.  That has to change."  This is perhaps the clearest indication yet that our efforts to raise awareness of this problem among PG&E's top leadership is paying off.  
City of Roseville Plans Optimistic Budget and Capital Improvement Investments
Roseville's proposed citywide budget including utilities is $554 million which includes a General Fund budget of $158 million. The General Fund budget includes parks, recreation and libraries, police, fire, public works, economic development, and general government services. Using Measure B, Roseville plans to expand on community defined high-priority services, maintain essential services, and stabilize their budget in expectation of the next downturn. In addition, the City of Roseville is proposing $223 million in capital improvement projects on their upcoming five-year Capital Improvement Program, including $78.6 million for fiscal year 2019-20. Funding for these projects will extend over several years and come from a variety of different sources including grants, utility fees, developer fees, and revenues from special taxes.

Florin Vineyard Fee Schedule Approved 
Sacramento County has approved the new fee schedule for the Florin Vineyard area.  To see the updated fee notice, please click here
The Chili Cook Off is Almost Here!  
Come enjoy an evening of fun, friends and fantastic chili! Builders compete to take home the coveted award of Fan Favorite or Judges Choice! The competition doesn't stop there, cheer for the builders as they compete in the balloon toss competition.  This annual event typically draws more than 300 BIA members, make sure you are one of them and register now

Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:30 - 8:00pm 
$35; $45 after June 1st. 
Palladio at Broadstone
East Bidwell & Iron Point, Folsom CA 95630
Special event entrance across from White House Black Market 
Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Thank you to our Around the World Golf Sponsors  
Pin Flag Sponsor 
Jeffrey DeMure + Associates Architects Planners 

Helicopter Sponsor 
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Premier Sponsors 
InterWest Insurance Services
Timberworks Construction 

Signage Sponsor
Fusion Sign and Design 

Beverage Cart Sponsor 
Chase Home Lending 

Greens Signage Sponsor 
Frayji Design Group, Inc. 

Beverage Cart Sponsor 
Frayji Design Group, Inc. 

Hole Signage Sponsor
Integrated Resources Group, Inc. 
Refreshment Sponsor 
R.E.Y. Engineers, Inc.

Golf Cart Sponsors
Riggs Showroom + Distributing, Inc. 
Sukut Construction, LLC 

Tee Box Sponsors
Amerifirst Financial Inc. 
B.E.E. Pest Services 
Blue Mountain Construction Services 
Caliber Home Loans 
Cosentino Surfaces
Cultured Stone by Boral Roofing
DAHLIN Group Architecture Planning 
HomeSite Services, Inc. 
Interior Logic Group Builder Services 
loanDepot, LLC
Marina Landscape, Inc. 
Residential Design Services 
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage 

HomeAid Sacramento's partnerships with the homebuilding industry get better and better! We presently have projects in the works with Taylor House, Sacramento Loaves and Fishes and Neighborhood Wellness. All of which have received the hard work and attention of Villara's Justin Sahota. Justin has done site visits, coordinated installations, and provided specifications and price comparisons, all while giving our partner nonprofits a substantial discount for the work needed.
Thank you to our HomeAid Hero Justin Sahota!
Employers Wanted
The Foundation has been working with the Construction class at Cosumnes River College, the Design Hub students and the Electrician Trainees American River College, and Sacramento City College students helping them to find internships and jobs after graduation. If you are an employer interested in hiring these community college students, please contact  Clare Vanderpool. She would be happy to help you find qualified candidates.
Los Rios Scholarship Fund
The BIA has been involved with the Los Rios Colleges Foundation since 2003. On May 3, eleven students were awarded with scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals. Thank you to our board members who interviewed applicants.
Share Your Story
The Foundation is working on capturing the stories of individuals in the homebuilding industry to post on social media. Our intent is to showcase the variety of professions and educational backgrounds of our industry - to demonstrate that there's a place for (almost) every talent.  Check out those that we've recorded on our  facebook page and contact  Amanda if you're interested in sharing your story.
Dan Dunmoyer to Speak at Pro-Biz Advocate Conference
Army of Pro-Biz Advocates is hosting a policy conference "Rescuing California" June 24th from 4:30 - 7:00pm at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento.  See CBIA President Dan Dunmoyer speak on the importance of protecting the middle class and affordable housing. Click here for more information. 

NAHB Member Benefits
All North State BIA members automatically become NAHB members. As a benefit of being a member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies.
NAHB members can access each program using the co-branded links below, or  download an overview of all discounts including phone numbers and program codes.
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