Northern California Engineering Contractors Association


Job Opening with City of Santa Rosa

Deputy Director – Development Services
Closing Date 7/20/17 11:59 pm

The Planning & Economic Development Department provides a wide range of planning and development services to this dynamic and growing community, developing long-range plans for the growth of Santa Rosa and reviewing development proposals for consistency with those plans. The Department has embarked upon a comprehensive Process Improvement Action Plan to create greater efficiencies and predictability in the development review process.

Deputy Director – Development Services (2)

Installation & Awards Dinner

Thank you to everyone that attended and sponsored the Installation & Awards Dinner.
Welcomed was incoming President

Dale Mahoney, Ghilotti Construction
and the 2017 ECA Board!
Also honored was:
Contractor of the Year
Dan Fowler, Stripe ‘n’ Seal
Affiliate of the Year
Glenn Smith, Smith Dollar PC
Volunteer of the Year
Laura McArthur, Brelje & Race
The Hermsmeyer Hall of Fame Award
was awarded to
John Bly, ECA &
Posthumous-Lee Ceccotti, Shamrock
Thank you Installation Sponsors!

Argonaut Constructors – Awards & Gifts
Shamrock Materials Inc. – Hermsmeyer Hall of Fame Sponsor
Stripe ‘N’ Seal – Gold Sponsor
North Bay Petroleum – Bar Sponsor
Northgate Ready Mix – Dessert & Coffee Bar
PACE Supply – Champagne Sponsor
Peterson CAT – Dinner Wine
R&S Trucking – Dinner Wine
Syar Industries – Dessert & Coffee Bar
Aaction Rents – Bronze Sponsor
GALLINA LLP has joined CliftonLarsonAllen LLP – Bronze Sponsor
Woodruff – Sawyer & Company – Bronze Sponsor
Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers – Sponsor

GALLINA is Joining CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA)

Press Release

SACRAMENTO, CA, NOVEMBER 30, 2016: GALLINA LLP, nationally recognized by Accounting Today and ranked among the top 10 firms in the Western United States, will join national professional services firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA), effective January 1, 2017.
Our team is enthusiastic about combining practices with CLA. “By joining CLA, we have an ability to better serve our clients by bringing them a greater depth of service offerings through more robust resources,” says GALLINA Managing Partner Larry Taylor. He continues, “This will also provide exceptional growth and expanded career opportunities for our team members in tax, audit, and consulting.”
For nearly 45 years, GALLINA has served organizations both large and small. Under the terms of the agreement, GALLINA will assume the CLA name, and Larry Taylor, managing partner of GALLINA, will actively serve on the CLA leadership team as chief practice officer. GALLINA plans to continue its Sacramento region office move of its Rancho Cordova office, located at 2870 Gold Tailings Court, to GALLINA’s Roseville office at 925 Highland Pointe Drive.
“I am confident the clients we serve will value the expanded seamless integrated capabilities our combined firms offer,” says GALLINA Regional Managing Partner Teresa Arrighi, who will join CLA’s construction and real estate executive team.
As one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, CLA has retained the agility to serve clients of all sizes and locations, while at the same time bringing an unparalleled depth of capabilities, all in one place. We believe that industry specialization goes beyond having a concentration of clients in a given area. It means we build teams who understand the strategic, operational, and regulatory issues that affect the people in the industries we serve.
“Now as one professional services firm, our clients — contractors in particular — will experience a comprehensive and robust platform able to meet all of their needs,” says CLA incoming Managing Principal of Construction and Real Estate Jill Bosco.
GALLINA and CLA will double their expertise in the construction and real estate arena, and strengthen capabilities in agribusiness, manufacturing and distribution, and the many other industries that make up the private sector.
“CLA completely aligns with the long history of high valued service that GALLINA has brought to its clients over its long history. Bringing the firms together will provide the additional services we did not previously offer internally,” says GALLINA Executive Team Partner Reed Matthews.
Clients want to be confident that when they need help — personally or professionally, today or in the future — CLA will bring relevant capabilities. To answer that need, CLA builds its diverse team to deliver an ever-broadening spectrum of wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities.
“There is tremendous synergy between the GALLINA and CLA teams,” says CLA CEO Denny Schleper. “Together, we remain committed to serving privately held businesses and their owners with deep industry knowledge, striving to offer integrated capabilities that exceed our clients’ expectations. When we do this, we deliver on our CLA Promise — and, as as our clients’ needs move and change, our team is right beside them, helping at every step.”
GALLINA’s team of 300+ will continue to serve clients locally and nationally from their locations in California, Nevada, Utah, and Washington.
GALLINA is a full-service firm with industry specialization in construction, real estate, agribusiness, manufacturing and distribution, government, and nonprofit in addition to offering services to a broad range of other businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Roseville, the firm has been opening doors to success for their clients since 1972. GALLINA has grown to a solid team of 52 partners and over 300 staff members who have a wide range of experience in accounting, auditing, tax planning, succession planning, claims consulting, and business management consulting. GALLINA serves its clients through its California offices in Newport Beach, Novato, Ontario, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, San Bruno, San Jose, and Walnut Creek; its Nevada offices in Las Vegas and Reno; its Utah office in Salt Lake City; and its Washington office in Bellevue. The firm’s general client base spans the Western Regional states, but specialty services are provided to businesses throughout the entire United States and worldwide.
About CLA
CLA is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed professionally and personally. Our team members are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With more than 4,500 people, more than 100 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. For more information, visit Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

Employment Opportunity

Advanced Stormwater Protection, Inc, a stormwater and water resources consulting firm is growing. This growth has created an exciting opportunity in Northern California for a QSP or QSD of any level to implement SWPPP, inspect BMP’s, investigate, sample and monitor stormwater discharges in order to maintain client compliance. This inspection position will evaluate and resolve client stormwater federal, state, and local regulatory compliance needs through site auditing activities which include inspection, sampling, other field related activities, reporting and the establishment and maintenance of the inspection routes.

Requirements: Construction Management or related field experience in stormwater services delivery and inspections. Must have working knowledge of local regulations and be skilled in program development, system design and scheduling and routing inspection services activities. QSP and/or QSD certification required as well as a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter, have strong technical writing and problem solving skills, good observation and communication skill with the ability to work independently.

We offer interesting, technically challenging work within a supportive work environment as well as a comprehensive compensation package. Please submit a resume and letter of interest to

Santa Rosa’s Planning & Economic Develpment

The City of Santa Rosa’s Planning & Economic Development Department’s over-the-counter review is now accessible starting at 8:30 a.m. to address a desire for earlier access to the front counter.  This expansion effort, using existing resources, has provided some immediate relief to customers through reduced wait time averages.

We will continue to monitor the impact to our customers, compared with our baseline data, and are reaching out to customers, both residential and commercial/developers, through a survey to understand where additional hours of operation will have the largest and most beneficial impact.

To better understand our community’s broader service counter access needs, and so that we may begin strategically planning according to those needs, the Planning & Economic Development Department asks for your feedback.  In addition to filling out the survey, please share this link widely, as it’s open to anyone who does business with the department, whether personal or business, local or not local.

Community Development Changes

Santa Rosa Community Development Changes
The City of Santa Rosa has made some major changes in their “old” Community Development Department.  I have included a link to the latest update from David Guhin.  Although the attachment is long, many of you will be most interested in the status list of proposed projects towards the end of the attachment.