Nevada Builders Blueprint
August 2019

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From the CEO 
Don't miss the opportunity to play a role in educating area middle/high school students about our industry and the many career opportunities it can provide. From architecture/engineering, skilled trades and material/service providers we need all facets of the industry represented. See below for information on being an exhibitor and/or sponsor for both northern and southern Nevada Construction Career Days:
July New Members
Welcome and Thank you!
A&C Landscaping (Gardnerville), Rooter-man (Reno), Bighorn Builders, Inc. (Sparks), Central Valley Masonry, (Stateline), Blue Diamond Hill Gypsum  (Las Vegas), Nevada Construction LV , Plus Minus Power (Henderson), Preferred Plumbing (Las Vegas), Republic Glass & Mirror (Las Vegas), Sunrise Refrigeration (North Las Vegas), Taylor Made Homes (Gardnerville), Triton Framing (Henderson), and Yes Tile LLC. (Reno).
Workforce Development Update:

We had a great week at the NACTE Conference, July 23-25, in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Thank you to the Nevada Association for Career & Technical Education for inviting us to showcase and Thank you to all our CTE partners for your continued support of Nevada Construction and Trade organizations.

Be sure to join us to Raise the Roof at the 2019 Northern Nevada Construction Career Day!   Meet the next generation of workforce and showcase your brand at this all-day educational event on Friday Oct. 18, 2019. Meet students from Northern Nevada who are interested in learning more about your company and the skills they need to join your team. There will be over 1,000 local students and educators in attendance.  Have a hands-on activity you want to share, let us know so we can be sure to book the perfect spot.  Check out this Flier  with more information and Sponsorship/Exhibitor information.   Questions? Please send a note to

Southern Nevada - Be sure to participate in the Construction Career Day 2019, on Friday October 18, 2019 at College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas Campus. Questions? Please send a note to Emilie Kirkhus
Safety Corner           
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OSHA "Safe + Sound Week"
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Every August, OSHA promotes Safe + Sound Week, highlighting their year-round campaign to encourage workplaces to develop a workplace safety program. Nevada state law requires a written workplace safety program for employers with more than 10 employees. The Safe + Sound campaign focuses on realistic steps employers can take to increase workplace safety.
Campaign topics include:
Management Leadership - When you reinforce sincere leadership with actions that increase safety, your workers know you value the steps they take to improve safe work practices because those translate to business success. Try this step: Accept the "3 in 30 Challenge", to choose 3 safety-improving actions you'll take this month.
Worker Participation - Your employees intimately know the potential hazards associated with their jobs. Involve them in finding solutions and they become more invested. To maximize participation, let workers know there's no need to fear retaliation or discrimination (e.g., for reporting an injury or hazardous condition). Try this step: Make safety personal. Ask an employee who they go home to and why that person is important to them.
Find & Fix Hazards - One way to find and fix a workplace hazard is to wait until it injures an employee. But what if you could proactively find and fix a hazard without injuring an employee? As you grow and modernize your operations, you incorporate new technologies, processes, materials, and workers. Having a proactive and systematic approach to safety allows you to stay ahead of emerging hazards that could cause injury or illness. Try this step: Use the "Walk-Arounds for Safety Officers" handout to guide a job-site inspection. You can find it and other materials at If you haven't visited OSHA's website recently, their page for Safe + Sound is the place to start. It has resources to help your company, whatever level your safety administration skills are. And there's no registration to use any or all of the materials. For materials and information on the Safe + Sound Program, visit For more safety resources and assistance in making real safety improvements at your workplace, please contact PGM Safety Services, an affiliate company of Pro Group Manageme
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nt. Visit us or call (800) 859-3177.

Association Health Plans           
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Prominence Health Plan puts accessible health care at the forefront of Nevada by providing members with a robust hospital network and unparalleled resources. As a means of quality, convenient health care, all Prominence Health Plan members have access to telemedicine services through Teladoc for a $0 copay*. Members can reach U.S. board-certified doctors, pediatricians and therapists by phone or video 24-hours a day, every day of the year. 
Through telemedicine, Prominence members receive accessible care regardless of location and can speak with a doctor who can diagnose, recommend treatment and prescribe medication, when appropriate, for a variety of medical issues including bronchitis, cold and flu, sinus problems and more. Additionally, behavioral health services are also available through Teladoc (members age 18 and older). Members can reach out to licensed therapists from the comfort of their own home for assistance with the challenges of everyday life treating anxiety, depression and family and marriage issues.
You must be a member of the Nevada Builder's Alliance Association Health Plan to enroll in a Prominence Health Plan association health plan. Plans are open to NBA members with 2 (unrelated) to 50 full-time employees and you can choose from five comprehensive health plans including HMO and PPO. Options are available to NBA members in Washoe, Clark, Carson, Douglas, Lyon, Storey counties, as well as Gardnerville and Zephyr Cove. Group enrollment is taking place now for effective dates through December 1, 2019. All groups renew January 1, 2020.
Other value-added health plan benefits include COBRA administration for employers and specialized care access for members through the Centers of Excellence travel reimbursement program.
To learn about plan options for NBA members and review program details, visit the Nevada Builders or contact your broker. Don't have a broker? Reach out to Clark & Associates for details.
* Commercial members enrolled in an HDHP plan will still be subject to deductible per plan eligibility IRS requirements. Once plan CYD has been met, the charge paid at time of service will be reimbursed by Teladoc.

Don't miss these Nevada Builders Events:
September 19th Nevada Builders Annual BBQ & Bash 
Celebrating 20 years of partnership with 
Pro Group Management
Thursday, September 19th

and these industry events:
Nevada Contractors Board: August 29th Contractor Training Day 
NAIOP SNV: August 1st Annual Bowling Tournament
NNDA: August 28th Powering Business in Nevada
BANN: August 22nd Thirsty Thursday
SNR: August 12th August Luncheon- Aaron is speaking
AGC: September 13th CLC Golf Tournament
ABC: August 21 Membership Meeting
SNHBA: August 13 Bingo Night
EDAWN: September 12th Arts and Business
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors: 
Weber_s Cabinet

RCM Realty Group

We are constantly updating our contact list so If there is another member of your team who would benefit from this information, please let us know! Email updated contact information to: Thank you!

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