LOT Builder Unplugged @ ALTIS | JUN 13th

LOT Builder Unplugged @ ALTIS | JUN 13th

BIA LOT (Leaders of Tomorrow) Builder Unplugged was held in Beaumont at the new active adult community of ALTIS by Pardee Homes. Each year we highlight a new builder community within Riverside County and provide a dynamic panel of speakers to share about the project as well as some candid moments from their career that would be an…

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President's Message | June 2019

President's Message | June 2019

Summer is a season long anticipated and seemingly short lived. The season serves as a reminder that we must act with haste and not miss opportunity when it presents itself. With this in mind, I want to take a moment to share with you some of the amazing things taking place at our local Chapter and why, if you haven’t already done so, you…

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Jun 14th LAC | Speaker Congressman Calvert

Jun 14th LAC |  Speaker Congressman Calvert

The Building Industry Association – Riverside County (BIA-RC) Chapter held their Annual Legislative Luncheon on June 14, 2019 with guest speaker, Congressmen Ken Calvert who represents California’s 42nd Congressional District. The luncheon was generously co-sponsored by Eastern Municipal Water District and Western Municipal Water…

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President's Message | April 2019

President's Message | April 2019

Spring is a time of renewal and opportunity. Renewal can be seen in the buzz of activity taking place throughout our industry, and opportunity while not always easy to act upon, has presented itself in the form of a housing crisis. The housing crisis has reached such proportions that it has become one of the Governor’s key issues which he is…

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Spring Golf Tournament & Wine Tour | Apr 5th

Spring Golf Tournament & Wine Tour | Apr 5th

On a beautiful April 5th spring day, BIA Riverside held its annual Spring Golf Tournament & Wine Tour at Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course. Fifty six foursomes (224 golfers) on three well manicured courses gathered for a friendly scramble format tournament. Over twenty seven companies came out to be on tee boxes to showcase their…

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Mar 6th LAC | Speaker Rick Bishop, WRCOG

Mar 6th LAC | Speaker Rick Bishop, WRCOG

On March 6th, the BIA hosted an audience gathered at the Riverside Convention Center for the BIA’s Legislative Affairs Committee Luncheon. At the Luncheon we heard from Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) Executive Director Rick Bishop who gave an overview of what a Council of Governments is and how WRCOG is…

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Government Affair Update | Apr 2019

Government Affair Update | Apr 2019

Spring is upon us, and with it, the buzz of activity throughout Riverside and Imperial Counties abounds. The development community continues to see a push from jurisdictions to bring forward new fees. While permit numbers seem stable, it should be noted that that this level of growth is still relatively small, only last year, surpassing…

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Meet Greg Shaia, Richmond American Homes

Meet Greg Shaia, Richmond American Homes

Help us welcome Greg Shaia to our 2019 Board of Directors! Greg currently serves as President of the Riverside Division of Richmond American Homes, where he oversees the company’s operations throughout Riverside and San Diego counties.  Prior to joining Richmond, he was the West Region VP of Finance for CalAtlantic Homes helping…

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Meet Jim Holas, William Lyon Homes

Meet Jim Holas, William Lyon Homes

Jim has over 20 years of experience working as a Development Project Manager and Landscape Designer for residential development throughout Southern California.  Jim is currently Vice President of Forward Planning for William Lyon Homes and manages the due diligence, consultant coordination for entitlement and construction…

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President's Message | JAN 2019

President's Message | JAN 2019

It is truly an honor the be named your 2019 BIA President. Being a part of this industry gives us the unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of generations of families. While most of us focus on building and selling homes, this Industry is so much more than that. Along with the thousands of new homes we build each year, this industry…

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Meet Doug Grove, RHA Landscape Architects-Planners

Meet Doug Grove, RHA Landscape Architects-Planners

Help us welcome Doug Grove to our 2019 Board of Directors! Doug Grove is a Principal Landscape Architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and President of RHA Landscape Architects-Planners, Inc.  He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1985 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture…

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Dec 6th LAC | Honoring 2018 President-Chris Edgar

Dec 6th LAC | Honoring 2018 President-Chris Edgar

On December 6th, with the help of our Sponsor, Western Riverside Council of Governments, a packed audience gathered at the Riverside Convention Center for the BIA’s Holiday Legislative Affairs Committee Luncheon. We heard from WRCOG’s Executive Director Rick Bishop who gave a brief review of the year. Bishop also …

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