Weekly e-News November 14, 2014 Dear Members and Friends: Mark was called into the trailer, this was the third time this week that he was in trouble. “We are behind schedule again!” yelled the super, “Get those subs under control!” “There’s no way I be responsible for that,” replied Mark “Unless I have the authority to change the schedule”. The super looked at Mark like he was speaking Mongolian. “ It’s just common sense management,” Mark replies’ “you need to let go of the control of the schedules so I can do the job I’m being held accountable for!” To find out what Mark is talking about – see our LAST PAGE. Fun Things On the Way More theatre – Join your fellow members and bring your friends! Phantom of the Opera Sign up now to make sure you get tickets! Sign up flyer in this issue Matilda Sign up now to make sure you get tickets! Sign up flyer in this issue See’s Candy – Yep it’s that time of year again – See’s candy at a discount. Each Christmas the Exchange orders a truckload of Sees candy at a discount for our members and their families. Here is how this works: You get the order form out of this issue and then copy it and give it to your employees. They check off what they want on the list and send it back to the Exchange with payment. The discount is about 20% so it’s a good time to get some for gifts to relatives, friends and customers. Then Leslie and Andrea sort all this out and place a giant discounted order with See’s. About a week or so before Christmas we get a truck and go pick it up. They take a day to make a little pile out of everyone’s order and then you come down and pick it up before Christmas. All of the savings are passed along to the members. Nice 359 square foot 2 office suite with carpet and parking right outside. Great for startup, construction office or rep. This is a nice sunny office with new paint and carpet. 359 sf available now. We are a full service building and your monthly rent included Utilities, maintenance, custodial and taxes. Litigation Search - One of the best ways for residential contractors to assess your owner client is to look at their past. Have they been involved in a lot of litigation? People tend to continue the same pattern in life and those who have had a great many disputes in the past will probably also have them in the future. Your exchange will provide member companies with a San Mateo County, Santa Clara and San Francisco court history of prospective clients at no charge. Please complete the form, sign and return to PBX by fax or mail. 401k increase Starting in 2015, contribution limits for 401-k will increase by $500 to $18,000. The "catch-up" amount that workers age 50 and over can contribute to their plans will rise to $6,000 from $5,500, for a total of $24,000 next year. You Can Join – The Exchange is welcoming new members – Plans online, business assistance, discounted insurance, networking trips and a lot more. The Exchange is the best business association investment you can make – and its tax deductible for most businesses. Call Tom at 650-5914486 for more info. Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PBX101E It’s a good way to keep up with things at the Exchange. If you don’t have Twitter, you should get it on your cellphone. It gives you brief messages and if you are interested in the topic, you can download from the source by tapping a link. If you are not interested, just ignore it. The good part about Twitter is that it is non-invasive. You can review it in an instant from anywhere and ignore what you don’t want to see. .Come See Us! We are open 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays – stop by and see us at 735 Industrial Road in San Carlos (between Holly and Whipple) We are a nonprofit, member run association dedicated to helping contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, designers and others in the construction industry. We have been doing this since 1945. Sincerely, Tom McGinley Executive Director Litigation History Search Request One of the best ways for residential contractors to assess your owner client is to look at their past. Have they been involved in a lot of litigation? People tend to continue the same pattern in life and those who have had a great many disputes in the past will probably also have them in the future. Your exchange will provide member companies with a San Mateo County court history of prospective clients. Please complete the form, sign and return to PBX by fax or mail. Please note that all responses to your request are by email only, so be sure to provide a clearly printed email address. Name of individual _________________________________________________________ Last known address: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Name of Member Company: __________________________________________________ Name of person making request: _______________________________________________ Email for response ___________________________________________________ print clearly Contact telephone: ____________________________________________________ We make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. Information is provided from public records. Peninsula Builders Exchange and its suppliers shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein. Signature: __________________________________ Date: _____________________ Fax to: 650-591-8108 Mail To: Peninsula Builders Exchange, 735 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA 94070 November 30, 2014. FAST DELIVERY SERVICE ! HS HS HEATING SUPPLY COMPANY 535 Old County Road, Unit L, San Carlos, CA 94070 650-593-7697 FAX 650-593-9814 www.heatingsupply.com Wholesale Distributors Of: *Gas Furnaces *Cooling Coils *Condensing Units * Heating & Cooling Equipment * Sheet Metal Products * Registers & Grilles * Raingutter-Galvanized & Copper * Metal Roofing Products * Ventilation Products * Samsung Mini-Splits * Tankless Water Heaters MODELS 80% TO 98% EFFICIENT AVAILABLE Tankless Water Heaters N Some Of Our Other Fine Products: Old County Rd Holly Street H W 1 0 1 Heating Supply 535 Old County Rd San Carlos S * Fast Delivery Service To Your Shop Or Job Site * Fast, Friendly Service 65 Years Serving The HVAC, General, & Roofing Contractor. Visit us on the Web at: ORDER LINE: www.heatingsupply.com 650-593-7697 FAX 650-593-9814 Hailed as “Stunning, intense and spectacular” by the Sunday Ex‐ press, this produc on features a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor – di‐ rector of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebra on at the Royal Albert Hall – and new choreography by Sco Ambler. The produc on is overseen by Ma hew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. September 23rd, 2015 at 8:00pm Orpheum Mezzanine at 1192 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102 Deadline for ckets Thursday February 5th, 2015 Yes, Please reserve______Seat(s) for The Phantom of the Opera My Check for $__________($86.00 each) is included. Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________ Company Name:_________________________________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone:___________________________Email:______________________________________________________ Please return with payment to: Peninsula Builders Exchange, 735 Industrial Road, Suite 100, San Carlos CA 94070 Ques ons call: 650‐591‐4486 THE STORYTHE STORY “WELCOME TO THE DELIRIOUSLY AMUSING, MALEVOLENT, HEARTWARMING, HEAD-SPINNING WORLD OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL. YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE.” – BLOOMBERG NEWS Winner of 50 international awards, including the Tony Award®, and one of the biggest hits on Broadway, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Rolling Stone calls the show “hands down the BEST MUSICAL of the season.” Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.” “ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, A SHOW COMES OUT BLAZING AND RESTORES YOUR FAITH IN BROADWAY. MATILDA THE MUSICAL IS THAT SHOW.” NEW YORK POST “MATILDA IS THE BEST MUSICAL SINCE THE LION KING!” – TIME MAGAZINE “THE BEST FAMILY MUSICAL IN YEARS.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE Wednesday August 12th, 2015at 8:00pm Orpheum Mezzanine at 1192 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102 Deadline for ckets Thursday February 5th, 2015 Yes, Please reserve______Seat(s) for MaƟlda the Musical My Check for $__________($65.00 each) is included. Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________ Company Name:_________________________________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone:___________________________Email:______________________________________________________ Please return with payment to: Peninsula Builders Exchange, 735 Industrial Road, Suite 100, San Carlos CA 94070 There are 9 reasons why companies belong to the Exchange: 1. Problem Solving – we help you solve business problems 2. Staff help – You may know everything – but how about the people who work for you? We are here to help them also. 3. Social contacts – Work with, travel with and learn from others in your Exchange. 4. Power in Numbers. Hundreds in San Mateo County and Thousands in the State through GSBE. 5. Training and Assistance – Your existing managers, foremen and field people need to work safer, smarter and more profitably . We do construction industry training. 6. Relationships – We all help each other. 7. Projects and Plans on-line – Over 2700 projects for you to bid in the last year. 8. Discount on State Fund Worker’s Comp for Firms that qualify. 9. Levels of Participation – You have the opportunity for all levels of participation from trips to exotic locations and calling in your questions and problems for on the spot help. Or you can just use the on-line plans; safety and business training and updates on industry news and legislation. You decide how much participation you want. Fill out the attached membership application and make your company a part of our construction community today! Membership Application Fax To: 650‐591‐8108 Peninsula Builders Exchange 735 Industrial Road #100 San Carlos, CA 94070 650 ‐591‐4486 [email protected] Firm Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Telephone _____________________ Fax _______________________ Email _______________________ Name of Owner. ________________________________________________________ Contact Person ____________________________ Title _________________________ Business Address ______________________________ City & Zip ________________________________ Mailing Address _______________________________ City & Zip ________________________________ Email _________________________________________ Website _______________________________ Type of Business _________________________________________________________________ Contractor’s License # ____________________________ Classification ______________________ Membership Statement: This applicant, upon acceptance for membership in the Exchange agrees to abide by all rules and by‐laws of the Exchange. The Peninsula Builders Exchange is a non‐profit, member run association dedicated to improving standards and communications within the construction industry. We have been assisting contractors, sub contractors and suppliers since 1945. Visa / MC ____________/ ____________/ ______________/ _____________ Exp. Date ____________ Name on Card: ___________________________________________ VIN Number _________________ Authorized Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: _____________ Referred By: ________________________________________________________________________ Application Fee of $100 Annual Dues: $400 (Total $500) please include with application Visit us on the internet: www.ConstructionPlans.org www.ConstructionAssistant.com www.ConstructionFinder.com Peninsula Builders Exchange, 735 Industrial Road #100, San Carlos CA 94070 650‐591‐4486(v) 650‐591‐8108(f) [email protected] Winter Holiday See’s Candies Order Company Name_________________________________________________ Phone:______________________________ Contact:____________________ WEIGHT ITEM ITEM NUIMBER # OF ITEMS DISCOUNT PRICE PER ITEM TOTAL Deadline for Holiday Orders 4 lb 2 oz Sweet Tidings Gi Pack 9247 $67.75 Friday December 5th, 2014 @ 12pm 2 lb 7 oz Fes ve Favorites Gi Pack 9248 $40.80 You will be called when your order is ready 1 lb Holiday Fancy 9046 $18.90 Return Order Form & Check to : 4 lb Gi of Elegance® 887 $77.00 Peninsula Builders Exchange, 5 lb Assorted ChocolatesƗ 321 $70.00 735 Industrial Road, Suite 100, 3 lb Assorted ChocolatesƗ 320 $42.00 San Carlos, CA 94070 2 lb Assorted ChocolatesƗ 319 $28.00 1 lb Assorted ChocolatesƗ 318 $14.00 3 lb Milk ChocolateƗ 328 $42.00 2 lb Milk ChocolateƗ 327 $28.00 1 lb Milk ChocolateƗ 326 $14.00 1 lb Toﬀee‐e es® (can)ǂ 316 $14.00 2 lb Gold Fancy 348 $38.10 1 lb Golf Fancy 346 $20.50 3 lb Nuts & ChewƗ 336 $42.00 2 lb Nuts & ChewƗ 335 $28.00 1 lb Nuts & ChewƗ 334 $14.00 2 lb Dark ChocolatesƗ 331 $28.00 1 lb Dark ChocolatesƗ 330 $14.00 2 lb So CentersƗ 339 $28.00 1 lb So CentersƗ 338 $14.00 1 lb Almond Royal® (can)ǂ 315 $14.00 12oz Extra Fancy Mixed Salted Nuts (can)ǂ 313 $9.90 1 lb Victoria Toﬀee 396 $14.00 1 lb Truﬄes 902 $17.80 8 oz Truﬄes 474 $8.90 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Assortedǂ 296 $13.45 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Chocolateǂ 038 $13.45 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Bu erscotchǂ 039 $13.45 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Café La éǂ 815 $13.45 1 lb 5 oz Lollypops‐Vanillaǂ 9112 $13.45 1 lb 8 oz Peanut Bri leǂ 355 $14.00 1 lb Bridge Mix 356 $14.00 8 oz Assorted Peppermints 358 $7.00 8 oz Assorted Molasses Chips 360 $7.00 N/A Gi Cer ficate (redeemable con nental U.S.) 767 $15.20 N/A Gi Cer ficate (redeemable Hawaii) 769 $16.40 Total $__________________ FAXED ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED 4 oz Li le Pops®‐Assortedǂ 9176 $3.20 4 oz Li le Pops®‐Café La éǂ 9182 $3.20 4 oz Christmas Bear Gi Box 278 $5.25 All items are cello wrapped unless otherwise indicated.. Excep ons are noted by the “Ɨ” and are delivered in holiday gi wrap. 7.5 oz Reindeer Box ǂ 190 $6.15 Items marked with a “ǂ” are cer fied Kosher by 359 ft² - Two Room Suite Full Service office great for startup or ? (San Carlos) Nice 359 square foot 2 office suite with carpet and parking right outside. Great for startup, construction office or rep. This is a nice sunny office with new paint and carpet. 359 sf available Sept. 6th. We are a full service building and your monthly rent included Utilities, maintenance, custodial and taxes. This is NOT a triple net (NNN) lease where you have to pay additional for just about everything except telephone and internet service We have: Utilities Janitorial Mail & Package Receipt Free use of Conference Room Copier Coffee Room/Lunch Room 24 Hour 7 day Access The building is also wired for Comcast internet and AT&T Near: 101 Downtown San Carlos 24 hour fitness Train station The building has a good mix of software, accounting and business offices. Friendly environment. Call us at 650-591-4486 and ask Tom, Leslie or Andrea to give you a tour. Your Connection to the Industry... Contractor ProView h f Supplier ProView ProView is how the entire construction industry will see – AND connect – with companies like yours when they search thebluebook.com. It provides all the information decision-makers need about your company in one complete, convenient format. ProView quickly brings your projects or products to life with a dynamic full-color, image gallery! It’s also equipped with a personalized, portable URL so you can feature it in all of your marketing communications. Don’t have a website? ProView oﬀers a powerful solution that includes: Get your company connected to the industry today with a Blue Book Network ProView. 800-431-2584 | www.thebluebook.com • Complete Company Information/Branding • Geographical Areas Serviced • Recently Completed Projects • Full-Color Photo Gallery of Your Projects/Products • Email Links for Information and PreQual Requests • Links to Specs, BIM, CAD and other “Related Files” • Name Brands and Products Installed/Supplied • Trade Associations, Memberships & Govt. Certifications Peninsula Builders Exchange and ARC Document Solu ons has partnered up to oﬀer a discounted price on prints for Peninsula Builders Exchange Members! If you place your order though Peninsula Builders Exchange it will be $2.50 a sheet up to 24” x 36”! If you would like to place an order please email Andrea at an‐ [email protected] onplans.org with the name of the project and what pages you want (Phone orders will not be accepted). If you have your own set of drawings you’d like printed please a ach that file with what pages you’d like. You’ll be no fied when your order is ready. Orders should be ready to be picked up at the ARC of your choice in 24 hours. C.H.A.S.E. Need Help With Safety? Need Help With Safety and Environmental Issues? The Safety Resource for Peninsula Builders Exchange Members is C.H.A.S.E. C.H.A.S.E. President Bill Sanborn is the regional expert on Construction Health and Safety Issues. If you need safety advice please give him a call! Safety Plans (IIPP) Construction Safety Related Training Cal-OSHA Paperwork Citation Defense Environmental Issues Employee Safety and Exposure Ergonomics Call Bill Sanborn at: 408-374-9565 can save you between $1,500 - $7,500* *based on loan amount and state Peninsula Builders Exchange members are now eligible to save an exclusive 0.25% discount off the price of a construction loan! loan! Given an A+ overall institution health rating! Call us at 855-330-3200 Holds one of the highest capital ratios in the banking industry. Savings-focused institution founded in 1990. YOUR UNIQUE DISCOUNT CODE V64LPP17 Save up to $2,500 with a loan amount of $1,000,000! Pre-Construction Lot Financing Rate Indicative Pricing Pricing w ith your discount 8.00% 8.00% 6 m onth 1 point 0.75 point 9 m onth 1.5 points 1.25 points 1 additional point 1 additional point Each Three (3) Month Extension Fee Residential Speculative Construction Loan Indicative Pricing Pricing w ith your discount 7.500% 7.50% 1.5 points 1.25 points 12 m onth (364 day) Term 2 points 1.75 points 18 Month Term 3 points 2.75 points 1 additional point 1 additional point Rate 9 Month Term Each Three (3) Month Extension Fee “A Tradition of Service” Colorado Federal Savings Bank 855-330-3200 [email protected] Rev. 10/2013 Version 1 Three Cards One Invoice With this “Freedom” card you can • • • • • • Control Fueling Settings Shop for the Best Street Price Charge Maintenance and repairs Use almost any gas station Manage your account online NO FEES With this “Cardlock” card you can • • • • • • Control Fueling Settings Fuel oversized trucks Use high-flow pumps Use unattended sites Manage your account online NO FEES With this “Retail” card you can • • • • • • Control Fueling Settings Shop for the Best Street Price Charge Maintenance and repairs Charge Hotel Stays Manage your account online NO FEES Michael Nathan (510) 376-4700 [email protected] Need A Conference Room? Member Benefit Members are welcome to use the Exchange conference room free of charge. Weekdays from 7:30 until 4:30 just call ahead and reserve your time slot. Seats about 18 comfortably. 650-591-4486 Health Insurance Answers You Can Trust Need help in understanding how to get decent coverage? Want to see if you will benefit from the 2014 changes? Will an HSA work for my insurance needs? Will the new Small Group Carrier, Seechange, work for my company? Can I position my income for a 2014 insurance subsidy? How can I get “guaranteed issue” if I have health problems? Which carrier should I choose? Plan Administration and Paperwork? – Just leave it to Us! Call Todd Taylor, our preferred Health Insurance Person for straight forward answers you can trust. Todd has helped over 100 members! 650-594-5933 408-358-7502 Choose from any of the following plans: Kaiser-Convenient & one close location for all of your health care needs Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield - Largest selection of plans & largest PPO networks in the state Health Net-great alternative carrier to the Blues with competitive plans Health Insurance Answers You Can Trust! 408-358-7520 650-594-5933 A Chance to Save Money on Workers Comp Insurance What’s Happening? The Worker's Comp market is changing - State Fund is becoming more competitive. Why is this important? Exchange Members with a good loss history can get a 6% discount (in addition to all other discounts) if they join State Fund Group 826. You can save money. What do I need to do? At the time of quoting or renewing you or your broker need to ask to be put in 826 otherwise they will not put you in a group and you will have to pay more. Be sure you ask for group 826 at the time of getting your quote. What if I am not an Exchange member? If you are not a member you can join when you get the insurance, but you MUST be a member to get the discount. Make sure your broker considers State Fund Group 826. Here is some background: The workers' comp market changes every few years. We are beginning another period of dramatic change. State Fund Workers Compensation Insurance is becoming much more competitive as other insurers raise their rates or leave the California market. This trend will likely continue for the rest of the decade. Not a member? You can join before you get the insurance – Use the Membership Application in this Issue. Questions? Call Tom at the Exchange - 650-591-4486 Peninsula Builders Exchange is a Non-Profit, Member Run association dedicated to helping contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, designers and and others associated with the construction industry. We have been doing this since 1945 ADVERTISEMENT CONFIRMATION LETTER Gonsalves & Stronck Construction Company Inc. is seeking quotations from City & County of San Francisco HRC Certified DVBE Firms for the following project: IDA B. WELLS HIGH SCHOOL (San Francisco Unified School District) 1099 HAYES STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94117 (PROJECT # 11510) BIDS DUE: November 20th by 1:00PM Gonsalves & Stronck Construction Company Inc. 1000 Washington Street San Carlos, CA 94070 Phone # 650-802-2960 Please Submit & Fax all proposals to 650-802-2970 For more information, please call 650-802-2970 Contact Person: Lori Eldredge or Phyllis Childers Email: [email protected] [email protected] • 1000 Washington Street, San Carlos, CA 94070-5319 • TEL: 650/802-2960 • FAX: 650/802-2970 • Lic.672769 • E-MAIL: (contact person)@gs-construction.com New Law Requires Free Plan Sets: AB 2036 is a new law which requires that government agencies provide digital plans to local builders exchanges when requested. We, as members of GSBE and in conjunction with the AGC, sponsored this legislation because many jurisdictions were withholding plans from our exchange and some were even trying to charge for digital copies sent by email. Many jurisdictions also use “blueprint services” as the sole method of distribution – which forces contractors to buy printed sets of digital plans. This is good legislation for our members and we are beginning our campaign to make the various state and local agencies aware of the new law, and also asking them to provide us with plans. Over the next several weeks Andrea will contact many local jurisdictions and make a special effort to reach those small water districts and school districts which often go unnoticed. If there are any public agency projects you would like us to get a set of plans for, please contact Andrea at 650-591-4486 and we will request them under AB 2036. We at the Exchange recommend Planswift as the best digital take off program for small to medium sized contractors. We have arranged with Palnswift to give our members a two week trial with telephone support. If you are curious about digital takeoff software – this is the best way to find out if it is right for you. To get your free trial please use the following link: www.Planswift.com/Requesttrial/?AID=247 Stuff for Members: Special information, resources and benefits for Members only – To help you stay on top and get more work and make more profit we send privileged emails to members only on things like business opportunities, government compliance and market trends. Look for your Members Only emails! Flyers Fuel Discount – PBX Members are eligible for a fuel purchase discount from Flyers. It’s a good way to save money plus you also get lots of ways to track your vehicle fuel usage. Get more details in the advertisement in this issue and also call the Flyers guy, Mike Nathan, at 510-376-4700 or email [email protected] Tell him you are a member of the Exchange to get your discount on the program. Plans on Line – Need help with the website at www.ConstructionAssistant.com? Lots of good stuff there like, 100’s of project plans you can download to bid, vendor tracking, lists of bidding G.C.’s and other good things that make you money and save you time. If you want training on using the site, call Tom at 650-591-4486. You can also schedule an hour or so for personal instruction on how to use it. Construction Notary – Notary service is free for members on construction related items. Call first, 650-591-4486 to make sure Leslie, our notary, is available and then come on in. Available weekdays during business hours. Networking and Trips – Members meet and have fun while increasing their business contacts. Travel to Mexico, Europe and Asia, local sporting events, theatre, fishing and hunting and many more things to do together. Trips and sporting events are for members, their employees and families and guests. Great destinations at group discount pricing! ConstructionFinder.com Our website for the public, owners and others potential clients to find you. It’s searchable and sortable and always there. List your company and put up your logo and links on ConstructionAssistant.com, then check the activate box at view company details and you are automatically also on ConstrucitonFinder.com Don’t want people calling? Then don’t check activate and stay hidden. Conference Room Use – Members are welcome to use the conference room at 735 Industrial free of charge during business hours. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis and you can reserve the room by calling us at 650-591-4486. It holds about 20. Construction Forms – Stuff like lien forms, pre-liens, contracts, notices of completion, etc. We have them at the exchange for a nominal fee. Stop by and get the ones you need! Litigation Search. One of the best ways for contractors to assess your owner client, or for subs to assess general contractors is to look at their past. Have they been involved in a lot of litigation? People tend to continue the same pattern in life and those who have had a great many disputes in the past will probably also have them in the future. Your exchange will provide member companies with a San Mateo County, and adjacent counties, court history of prospective customers. Mediation – The Exchange will informally mediate construction related disputes. This is true “no fault” mediation where parties are assisted in reaching a settlement. There is no “verdict” or “judgment” and attorneys are not allowed. If you need help in resolving a problem please give Tom a call at 650-591-4486. There is no charge for mediation. Workers Comp Discount – Many Exchange members who have workers comp insurance through State Fund get a 6% discount (in addition to other discounts) because they can join our State Fund group 826. You need to know that when you renew you need to ask to be put in 826 otherwise they will not put you in a group and you will have to pay more. If you discover it later on, they will not “reverse it”. Be sure you ask for group 826 at the time of renewal! New Construction Financing Program for Exchange Members – Need a construction loan? Colorado Federal is actively soliciting PBX members and will give you a ¼% discount if we verify your membership. With building going great guns this is a good opportunity to get financing for your next project. ADP Discount – ADP Partners with the Exchange to bring members discounted services in many business areas – You can get help with Payroll (good idea!) and also other areas like cash management, compliance issues, and personnel. If you are thinking of a 401k or an IRA these guys can also help. Look for the flyer in this issue or call our rep. Melissa at 916-218-2798 Special Member Discounts for Fun Places – Andrea has many special discounts for fun places for your family to go, like the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Great America, Science Academy and more. Look for the list in your hard copy member news and in Member Only emails. Simple, Easy, Fair and Honest - This is what buying or leasing Trucks and fleet vehicles should be. Special consideration for Peninsula Builders Exchange members. Call Paul Rolandi at Mission Valley Ford 408-933-3285. Provident Credit Union – All Exchange members and their employees are eligible to become members of Provident Credit Union. Provident is non-profit and has branches throughout the area. Classified Advertising – Help wanted? Equipment for sale? Members can place classified ads in this newsletter free. Our weekly circulation is 1200. Please email your copy to [email protected] and be sure to mention “Classified Ad” in the subject of your email. . Come See Us! We are open 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays – stop by and see us at 735 Industrial Road in San Carlos (between Holly and Whipple) We are a non-profit, member run association dedicated to helping contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, designers and others in the construction industry. We have been doing this since 1945. Authority, Responsibility and Accountability We can break down the role of a person at work into three areas. Every job has these three elements to it. These are Authority, Responsibility and Accountability. This is true regardless of the position in the company. We can define each of these terms: Authority – This is the range of your control. For example, as a first line supervisor you have the authority to assign work, review the quality of work and correct improper behavior etc. You would not have the authority to supervise people in another department, buy major equipment or give yourself a raise. Responsibility – An employee is responsible for a range of things. As a worker who does not supervise others you would be responsible for doing your task(s) correctly, reporting your progress and needs and working cooperatively with others. As a supervisor you would be additionally responsible for the work of others including the quality, volume and timely delivery of the product or service. You could not (or should not) be responsible for those things you do not have authority over. Accountability – If something happens, good or bad, who is responsible for it? If your team does not get the product out in time the organization’s answer cannot be “Oh, too bad! There has to be a person or persons whose role was to make sure that happened. If it did not happen you are accountable for not doing what you were supposed to. Without accountability mistakes and inefficiencies are rarely corrected. These three elements are the key to every workplace role. Sometimes we see organizations where employees have authority for something but never get (or manage to escape) the responsibility and accountability for their job. Conversely people can (wrongly) be responsible for things over which they have no authority. As a person who supervises others you need to know your limits of authority, what you are responsible for achieving and what you are accountable for. You should also know these limits for each of your employees and you should be sure that they thoroughly understand them.
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