About BIA Los Angeles Ventura Chapter

ABOUT BIA LOS ANGELES/VENTURA CHAPTER

OUR STORY

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).

OUR MISSION

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.

COMMUNITIES COVERED

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 Karen Moreno Scott.

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Membership

The Membership Committee is a team of dedicated volunteers with a passion for the BIA. It looks for creative ways to engage both existing and potential new members and promote opportunities to increase BIA-LAV’s visibility. It seeks out new members to join the LAV Chapter and works diligently to retain its existing members.
Chair: Rick White, Larrabure Framing

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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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Professional Remodeling

The Professional Remodeling Committee represents the BIA members who are involved in the remodeling industry. We help our members strengthen and protect their businesses through access to education, resources, information, discounts and networking opportunities.
Chair: Louis Krokover, New Day Development

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Golf

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: Rogelio Navar, Fifteen Group
Co-Chair: Peter Gutierrez, Latham & Watkins

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Housing Affordability

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.
Chair: Monica Mejia, LINC Housing
Vice-Chair: Kevin Harbison, Shea Homes

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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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Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Committee works to expand the BITA program and to encourage workforce development in the building industry.
Chair: Rocco Cordola, Gothic Landscape

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Sales & Marketing

The Sales & Marketing Committee will bring greater opportunities for continuing education, professional and personal enrichment, as well as networking opportunities for sales and marketing professionals in the Los Angeles/Ventura region.
Chair: Kathleen Magner, Watt Communities
Vice-Chair: Dan Faina, Williams Homes

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Trap Shoot

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.

WORKING GROUPS


Sustainability Working Group

The Sustainability Working Group focuses on the advancement of sustainable energy, water and resiliency across the building industry. Through education and advocacy, the sustainability committee works with fellow stakeholders to review environmental policies set by local jurisdictions and ensures that all measures are cost effective and reduces the use of energy and water.
Chair: Tom Mitchell, FivePoint

BIA-LAV Utility Working Groups

Three separate working groups have been established in order to work collaboratively with executive level staff from the various major utilities in order to create an efficient and effective process from plan review to meter install to customer account set-up. Working groups have been established with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Southern CA Edison and Southern CA Gas Company.

If you are interested in participating in any of the Committees or Working Groups,
please contact us at info@bialav.org

SPECIAL EVENTS


Chapter’s Golf Tournament

The Chapter’s Golf Tournament takes place early Summer at a prestigious local golf course. It is one of our signature events and is well-attended by our members and stakeholders. The Golf Committee is in charge of organizing and conducting the tournament, in addition to gathering vital event sponsorships.

Awards & Installation Evening

Each November, the chapter hosts its Awards & Installation Evening. The Installation Committee plans and oversees many event components, including entertainment, award details, logistics, schedule, etc.

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