About BIA Los Angeles Ventura Chapter



Our non-profit trade association is made up of thousands of industry professionals, technicians, and craftsmen and their member companies who have extensive knowledge and experience in building and development.

We address the issues that are important to the industry and we provide unparalleled leadership to our members, while supporting safe, healthy, and sustainable growth and measures that assure an adequate supply and range of housing for all incomes and lifestyles.

The organization’s leaders and members advocate for policies that promote and protect appropriate development and redevelopment. We increase awareness about the importance of housing and those who provide it, and facilitate business opportunities.

BIA-LAV is one of four chapters – Los Angeles/Ventura, Orange County, Riverside, and Baldy View (San Bernardino County) – that make up the Building Industry Association of Southern California, which addresses issues throughout the region and oversees activities of the Chapters. BIA-LAV is also affiliated with the statewide California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).


With more than 90 years of service to the building industry, the Building Industry Association Los Angeles -Ventura Chapter (BIA-LAV) is the voice of building and development in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as well as a job creator, economic engine, industry resource, and supporter of housing for all.

chapter-jurisdictionCHAPTER JURISDICTION

BIA-LAV serves builders and developers in all but far-eastern Los Angeles County (part of the Baldy View Chapter) and all of Ventura County.


chapter-committeesCHAPTER COMMITTEES

BIA-LAV committees are a great way to get more involved in the Chapter and with the industry. Committees typically have 5-20 participants and all BIA members are welcome to take part. Committees are headed by a designated chairman, who is responsible for running the meetings and coordinating with staff.

To sign up for a committee or get more information, contact Tim Piasky.

Education and Events Committee

The Committee taps into the unique needs of our City of Los Angeles members or those interested in that market. We provide a platform to build relationships, share ideas and political intel, and move our development agenda forward.

Chair: Peter Gutierrez, Latham & Watkins
Vice-Chair: Frank Su, Toll Brothers

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Education and Events Committee

The Education and Events Committee plans and helps promote and facilitate the educational offerings and social events of the Chapter for each calendar year. They are responsible for guiding and shaping the chapter’s activities, both social and educational. Our members volunteer to raise awareness of the chapter activities by promoting them to their colleagues and attending and participating where needed.

Chair: Krysti Irving, Landscape Development, Inc.
Vice-Chair: Alyssa Trebil, DuctTesters, Inc.

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Golf Committee

The Golf Committee is a catalyst for the Annual Golf Tournament and supports and secures sponsors, foursomes, and raffle prizes for the event. The committee provides insight as to how the event will continue to grow and be successful.

Chair: Richard Dunbar, Oakridge Landscape
Vice-Chair: Rich Villaseñor, KB Home

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Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee monitors and provides direction on all policy-related matters. The Committee facilitates the exchange of information between our members, public agencies and policy makers, developing and implementing strategies to ensure that our members’ interests are represented.

Co-Chair: Peter Gutierrez, Latham & Watkins

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Trap Shoot Committee

The Trap Shoot Committee provides direction, solicits prizes and sponsors for the Trap Shoot. This committee has grown and continues to plan successful trap shoots over the course of the short time that was formed, a little over 3 years ago.

Chair: George Dickerson, All Promotions Etc.
Co-Chair: Karl Mallick, David Evans & Associates

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Long Beach & South Bay Cities Development Group

The Long Beach & South Bay Cities (LBSBC) Development Group brings together the development community in these regions to discuss and advocate on the many issues affecting housing and the economy.

Co-Chair: Richard Price, Raintree Partners
Co-Chair: Tyson Sayles, Ensemble Investment

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San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Development

The San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Development Committee brings together the development community in the SGV to discuss and advocate on the many issues affecting development in the SGV.

Chair: Richard McDonald, Carlson & Nicholas, LLP

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Housing Affordability Committee

The Housing Affordability Committee focuses on exploring strategies with which to provide price attainable housing for families at all income levels. It works proactively to develop and promote housing solutions that are implementable and effective. It works closely with government agencies and housing advocates to evaluate proposed policies for their impact on the production and cost of housing, and recommends alternative solutions. Our aim is to be a valued partner to government agencies as they explore various housing policies.

Co-Chair: Monica Mejia, LINC Housing
Co-Chair: Kevin Harbison, New Urban West, Inc.

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Workforce Development Committee

The Workforce Development Committee works to expand the BITA program and to encourage workforce development in the building industry.

Chair: Brett Trebil, Watt Communities

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