Welcome New Members | Aug - Nov 2015



It’s all about service at Academy Mortgage Temecula, and their company has been meeting the needs of homebuyers across the United States since 1988. They understand how important a home investment in the "Inland Empire" is to you and the impact it will have on your life. Therefore, their team of experienced mortgage professionals will make every effort to find the best loan program and pricing for your situation. Their sole focus is on you—the customer—and you can count on them for exceptional service. A big part of this service experience is that every step of the mortgage loan transaction—processing, underwriting, closing, and funding—is handled locally, which results in their proven track record of closing loans as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Mark Donovan

ADT has one of the most trusted and well-known brands in the security industry today. ADT currently serves more than six million residential and small business customers, making them the largest company of their kind in both the United States and Canada. They deliver an integrated customer experience by maintaining the industry’s largest sales, installation and service field force and most robust monitoring network, all backed by the support of nearly 16,000 employees. Their broad and pioneering set of products and services—from interactive home and business solutions to medical alert systems—meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles.

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Richard Carson

Alta Verde Group is a residential real estate development company creating architecturally elegant homes set in highly desirable neighborhoods. Our developments provide superior open floor plans with welcoming interiors, classic exteriors, and affordable price points. Alta Verde homes ‘democratize’ high-end architecture, while maintaining a commitment to contemporary living, historic precedent, and green design practices. National home builder of the year Alta Verde Group, recognized for distinctive creativity and fresh innovation, currently has three numerous award-winning progressive projects for a new era of living underway in the Palm Springs area. Applying leading-edge architectural elements into these desert real estate communities spearheaded by international award winning architect Anthony Poon. These homes pioneer the next chapter of California desert modernism.

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Brent Felstead

Artificial Grass Liquidators has the best artificial grass products for all types of landscaping projects and for installing a fake lawn. The quality and look of artificial grass has improved tremendously within the last five years. The artificial grass today is so realistic looking that you have to bend down and touch it to know for sure if it is fake or real. The benefits of installing a fake grass lawn are enormous. Artificial turf grass does not require any water or maintenance and it looks great all the time. It also helps the environment by reducing the amount of fertilizers and pesticides that run off into our water supply. The benefits of a synthetic lawn outweigh a sod lawn any day. They are an environmentally conscientious company that manufactures exclusively “lead free” yarns and resins. Everything Artificial Grass Liquidators sells is first-quality and graded to industry specifications.

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Gary Heppy

Need to be heard in California? For over a quarter of a century, Bob Burke has been the premier independent lobbying presence in Los Angeles and Sacramento. From legislative and regulatory affairs to communications and government marketing and procurement, Bob Burke has helped corporations, individuals, municipal governments, developers, associations and alliances meet their government affairs goals. Undoubtedly, a measure of his success lies in the fact that many of his clients have been with him for 10 years or longer. Bob Burke’s bi-partisan reputation, combined with his high standards of excellence, command attention from senior level decision-makers in the various city departments, the halls of City Council and offices of every department and agency throughout state and city governments.

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Bob Burke


Blake Roofing Inc operates out of Corona, CA and holds Roofing, Sheet Metal, Contractor licenses according to the California contractors license board. We were able to verify 5 building permits associated with Blake Roofing Inc. Check out their permit history to see where they have worked and what type of work they have done in the past.Blake Roofing is a roofing contractor based out of Corona. They offer skylight installation, roof waterproofing, and gutter repair as well as other services. The state of California has licensed Blake Roofing. They are bonded and insured.  Blake Roofing Inc has a BuildZoom score of 94 and is rated in the top 30% of 336,931 contractors in California.

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Ray Auslander

Bowlus-Pacific Ventures, LLC is an Inland Empire based building and development company, who specializes in developing quality housing in Southern California. Their firm is a local, three generation builder who believes in providing excellence in every step of the building process. Providing homebuyers with quality and value in each home they build, is the foundation of their residential communities. Theirr philosophy of insistence on excellence guides the experience and talent of the firm in a wide variety of residential housing projects. Utilizing careful methods of planning and superior design, each project is hand crafted to exacting standards. Anticipating the current and future needs of their homeowners, each home is built with the finest materials and craftsmanship. Their goal? Exceeding homeowner satisfaction through our commitment to detail.

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John Dahl


Cal West Underground, Inc. is located in Norco, California, servicing the Inland Empire. They have over 30 years experience in the industry doing underground utility trenches including TV, telephone, electric, and gas. Cal West Underground does a wide range of projects including working with Southern California Edison on a project for applicant installs.  

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Jeff Abernathy

Capital Design Inc provides superior drywall service to residential builders and commerical contractors. Their company has been providing the finest quality in residential drywall to Southern California’s top builders since 2000.

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Manny Valencia

At Capitol Leverage they understand the importance of our clients' needs. It is their practice at this firm to limit the amount of clients respresentative work with at any one time. They believe this culture creates better results for their clients while maintaining their needs as their number one priority.You will find that at Capitol Leverage your business is their primary focus. Their team of experienced, knowledgable, and proven achievers will not only meet your needs but surpass them. Whether it's in the field of Entitlements, Land Use, Public Relations issues, Community Education, or Government Affairs they know what it takes to succeed. Capitol Leverage is a consultancy firm formed by leaders, managers, and problem solvers with passion for work. They believe in reducing the turn around time on projects. They are not in the business of long hours or overruns on budgets. They are concise and focused on attaining results. 

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Alex Rameriz

The Carno Law Group is a construction litigation firm. We specialize in serving contractors, subcontractors, haulers, and material and equipment providers with respect to payment disputes. Whether the issues revolve around change orders, progress payments, retention, or other items, we utilize our clients’ mechanic’s lien, stop payment notice, bond claim, and contract rights to recover the money due them. The Carno Law Group’s focus, in addition to all forms of construction disputes, including defect claims, also handles general business litigation, corporate formation and maintenance, and WBE/MBE/SBE certifications.

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Anna Carno

For over four generations, family-owned CECO (Commercial Enameling Company) has become a mainstay feature of homes and businesses across the country. From kitchen and bathroom sinks in homes, schools, and hospitals to lavatories and floor sinks in supermarkets, restaurants, and cafes, CECO products are trusted to function impeccably whenever needed. CECO also offers a limited lifetime warranty on a wide range of plumbing fixture designs, makes, and models, including a variety of discontinued products no longer offered by competitors and their products are readily available to be shipped nationwide from their distribution center headquartered in Santa Ana, California, or from regional warehouses strategically located throughout the country.

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Matthew Hurray

In January of 2000, Design West Engineering was founded by partners Rob Cronk and Mark Galle. They set out to build an engineering company that would be focused first and foremost on customer service. The idea was simple, the model worked, and the company has thrived. Now, Design West has become a leading engineering firm in Southern California with a team 40 strong.Prioritizing customer relationships remains their priority and is brought to life by each person on their team. Because of their team, they have also become known for  technical excellence, outstanding communication, and pushing the boundaries of technology, In the end, it is all driven by the same common focus: be the very best at serving the clients’ needs.

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Jeremy Richard


E4 Control Systems is the culmination of constant product research, competitive component shopping, and highly experienced installers. This means they have everything you need for every stage of your project; from designing your system and purchasing the equipment to installing the components and servicing the package after installation. At E4 Control Systems, they have the ability to purchase many brands of equipment you’ve heard of at the same prices the “big boys” pay. But this is where  they differ from other companies… they don’t carry the cost of an expensive store-front like our competitors AND we don’t buy truck-loads of inventory that they’re motivated to sell.

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Laurie Lovely

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is committed to growth. Founded in 1996, Fairway now employs over 800 producers in more than 240 branches nationwide and has over 2,900 employees. Just 5 years after opening its doors, Fairway reached the $1 billion funded mark. With a strong focus on purchase business, they continue to grow each year, funding $6 billion in 2012. At Fairway, customer service is a way of life. Not only are they dedicated to finding the best rates for our customers, they also offer some of the fastest turn times in the industry. Their goal is to act as your trusted advisor, providing highly personalized service and guiding you through every step of the loan process. It’s all designed to exceed your expectations, guarantee your satisfaction, and earn your trust. 

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Judy Marburger

Glenn Lukos Associates, Inc. specializes in "wetland" and other water-related permitting, waters delineation, habitat restoration design, mitigation implementation, biological surveys, endangered species coordination, and mitigation/construction monitoring,.  They assist clients through the maze of regulations associated with federal and state permits, and through technical studies required for CEQA and NEPA compliance. They also have the largest number of staff of any firm in California (and perhaps the country) dedicated to “wetland” permitting and biological resources. GLA is frequently asked to provide regulatory analysis, case studies, and comments on proposed legislation and regulation.  These requests have most recently come from various developer groups, the Federal General Accounting Office, the offices of several congressmen, and a number of major public clients.

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Glenn Lukos

With a 105-year track record of winning strategies and winning cases, Gresham Savage is a leading business, litigation, real estate, environmental and land use law firm in Southern California.  The firm’s over 50 attorneys, practicing in offices in San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Los Angeles, provide focused, cost-effective legal services to regional, national, and international companies. One of the region’s largest and most influential full-service law firms, Gresham Savage has a reputation for toughness, relentless execution, and exceptional results across a broad array of practice areas.  Our long-term client relationships — some extending back over 70 years — reflect our commitment to integrity and unparalleled personal service. Gresham Savage's expertise extends to employment, environmental, health care, land use, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources, real estate, transactional, and trusts and estates, and many other areas.  We represent clients from many sectors, including mining, railways, transportation, real estate, retail and commercial development, redevelopment, health care, financial services, hospitality, energy, utilities, construction and banking. Gresham Savage’s philosophy of service extends to the communities where its attorneys practice and live.  The firm has a long tradition of providing community service to local and national pro bono organizations.

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Jason Fair

Guaranteed Rate, The Home Purchase Experts, is one of the 10 largest home loan lenders in the U.S. They have approximately 175 offices and over 2,600 employees ready to serve their customers in person, online or by phone. With turnaround times in as little as two weeks, customized loan products to fit almost every need and a 96 percent customer satisfaction rating, they’ve helped home owners with funding more than $1.4 billion in loans in October alone.

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Alex Martin

HD Supply Interior Solutions is the nation’s largest premium interiors partner to the building industry. We offer turn-key supply and installation of multiple interior finish options and comprehensive design center services. HD Supply Interior Solutions has 50+ design centers with a geographical presence across the United States. In the residential market, we are a leading provider to homebuilders in the U.S. for exceptional interior finish products and installation services. HD Supply Interior Solutions is the interiors business of HD Supply, which is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, infrastructure and power, and specialty construction sectors.

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Mary Gadbois

Hilltop Geotechnical, Inc. (HGI) is a California Corporation and a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE #16652). Their office and full service laboratory is located in the City of San Bernardino. HGI is a professional consulting firm committed to providing Geotechnical, Geologic, Environmental and Construction Testing services for the construction industry, developers, and professionals associated with land development. Formed in 1992, we benefit from a staff of professional geologists, engineers and managers who have many years of design and construction testing and inspection experience for the residential builder, and/or commercial and industrial developer. 

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Michael Carrillo

I MASONRY (Independent Masonry)

i Masonry has over thirty five years of experience in masonry.They very competitive pricing from all of their stone suppliers. While they specialize in manufactured stone veneer and natural stone, they can also bid your block walls as well as any precast you may have. They know in these times quality labor forces can be hard to come but they have a strong workforce and can handle any size project. 

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Sheila Lara

Hillcrest Construction Company was established in 1977 as a builder of apartment buildings and custom homes. By the mid 1980's we had turned to subcontract work with major home builders, specializing in model home patio covers and production mailbox fabrication and installation. Since then they have expanded from patio covers and mailboxes to any kind of custom wood working and all types of mailbox installations, residential and commercial. They also handle all of the post office processing as part of our service at no additional cost! They can meet all insurance requirements the builder demands. 

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Bryan MacMurtrie

Jim Shirley is proud to be a second generation owner.  He was encouraged to continue the Business because of the improving residential and commercial construction market in the Inland Empire, Coachella Valley and Victorville area.  Through competitive bidding and running the jobs himself, it has been profitable and he has experienced a steady growth in Commercial, Residential and Public Works Projects.

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Jim Shirley

Kelly Allen & Associates uses a multidisciplinary approach in solving their clients’ issues by first listening to our clients’ inputs, then leveraging the talents and expertise of their people and when required seek outside specialists and professionals. They are constantly upgrading and investing in our information systems, research materials and their people. You get the return on that investment. Their services are focused in the areas of: assurance, general accounting services, tax services, educational services, valuation services, forensics and litigation services. A highly specialized emphasis is placed in the areas of: Healthcare, Real Estate, Construction, with a growing specialty in Vineyards. In the wake of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”) they have instituted additional consulting services to assist those employers who are struggling with their transition and ACA’s changing deadlines. 

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Miranda Ortega

The Builder Trade In Program teaches real estate agents how to build committed relationships within the builder community, and learn how to partner with new home sales agents to earn not only a resale listing, but a piece of the new home sale, too! Through nationwide networking, coaching, and training, our Builder Trade In Specialists gain valuable insight, systems, scripts and materials to help guide them to even greater levels of success.

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Steve Rider

PUI offers a complete general engineering construction package including grading, paving, wet utilities and concrete for both the private and public sectors. Over the years, PUI has completed both large and small projects for such notable home builders as D.R. Horton, Centex Homes, K Hovnanian and Lennar Homes, to name a few. PUI's commercial projects include site development for Wal Mart, Lowes, Fed Ex, Loma Linda Medical Center and Best Buy, among others. More recently, PUI's expanded services have partenered them in public projects in the cities of Corona, Moreno Valley and the County of Orange. PUI's business model as always been to offer the highest quality services necessary to complete a project on time and on budget. Their belief in hands-on, efficient customer service has given them the reputation as the contractor to call on for consultation. 

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Daniel Mole

Paradise Cadillac, a Cadillac dealer in Temecula, California was built with one mission - Provide amenities to guarantee customer satisfaction before, during, and after the sale of our great Cadillac cars, trucks, and SUVS. The Temecula Cadillac dealership is one of the premier Cadillac dealers in Temecula and in the state of California. Their commitment to customer service is second to none. They offer one of the most comprehensive Cadillac parts and Cadillac service departments in Temecula, California. Paradise Cadillac provides Temecula, California with an excellent Cadillac Parts Team. As the exclusive automotive manufacturer of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), they also offer a private discount toward the purchase or lease of most new GM vehicles to association members.

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AJ Hewitson

Progress Lighting is pleased to present over 5,000 lighting fixtures offered in their catalog, the largest single source for residential and commercial lighting. For over 100 years, Progress Lighting has been committed to providing a diverse selection of high quality lighting fixtures - earning them the reputation as the #1 decorative lighting line among Builders and Remodelers. We understand what it takes to be a leader... offering products that deliver aesthetic appeal, stellar performance, easy installation and value. They are committed to manufacturing award-winning energy efficient products while educating individuals on new options available in solid-state lighting. As needs continue to change in the lighting industry, they respond with extensive research and development programs that ensure high standards of quality and innovation for home and commercial applications.

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Sommer Lira

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Reid Lerner

Roemer & Harnik LLP is an AV rated firm committed to professional excellence. They provide a full range of legal services for clients ranging from private individuals to worldwide corporations. Located in Indian Wells, California, they pride themselves on their longstanding and loyal client relationships. They continually work to earn the respect from colleagues, bench officers and adversaries. The firm’s founder and visionary, Dick Roemer, died in 2007 after more than 54 years dedicated to the practice of law. He was the consummate professional. Dick’s motto, “Do not confuse effort with results,” guides our practice today. To Mr. Roemer, the client was always first. He taught that trying hard does not equal success. Their only objective is to achieve the results our clients hire them to obtain. Mr. Roemer was a tough minded business lawyer. His spirit of professionalism, ethics and fortitude continues to inspire each of us at Roemer & Harnik.

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Brian Harnik

Sullivan Solar Power use only union labor state licensed electricians to install your system. This ensures not only the highest quality workmanship in the industry, but also the safest work conditions for their employees. They are a design and build firm, meaning you work directly with them from start to finish; they don't outsource or sublet any portion of project delivery. They are accountable to every aspect of your solar system. ABCEP is the gold standard in renewable energy certification; they are only the 4th solar company in the United States, and the 3rd in California, to achieve the level of NABCEP Accredited PV Installation Company.

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Chad Stovich

Summit Erosion Control is now serving new areas of Southern California, including Riverside and Orange County.With service second to none, Summit Erosion Control is a licensed, bonded and insured general contracting company which offers solutions to all of your erosion, sediment and industrial pollutant control needs.  These are just a few of the services they offer: Hydroseeding, Bioswale Installation, BMP Installation,BMP Maintenance, BMP Delivery,QSP, QSD and QISP Services, Construction and Industrial site storm water monitoring and sampling, SWPPP Planning and Development, SMARTS Reporting, CGP and IGP Employee Training, and many more services.

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Larry Holley

Founded in 1996, TAG’s mission is to help companies and individuals achieve their business and financial goals by providing an unparalleled array of customized and effective software and accounting solutions. Through their proprietary systems, TAG becomes a highly effective extension of internal client operations, ensuring timely, dependable and cost-effective results. TAG stands behind their core values of Commitment, Stakeholder Enrichment and Continuous Improvement. They aim to ensure that these guiding principles flow on to their clients, team members, centers of influence and community.

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Leilani Torres

Thatcher Engineering offers services in the fields of Civil Engineering, Land Planning and Landscape Architecture. As a turn-key design and consulting firm providing services in Southern California for the past 26 years, Thatcher Engineering & Associates has become a “one stop shop” for clients, allowing to approach a project design collectively from the land planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, and water quality design perspectives.  Their hand’s on approach to the design and management of a project has been key to success in developing innovative solutions that meet the client’s goals, and completing projects on time and within budget. Their cohesive design approach integrates the science of civil engineering, the sensitivity of land planning, and the artistry of landscape architecture from concept to construction. Their design professionals work closely together throughout the life of the project, respecting the close relationship of the three disciplines, resulting in an unmatched end product.  

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Vicky Valenzuela



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