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Other Voices: Get to know your local contractors

Did you know that as every election season rolls around, some of our friends and neighbors begin to question the motives of one of our largest and most important local organizations? It seems appropriate to remind ourselves just who this group is, and what they really stand for.

Since 1960, we have been an integral part of our community, representing what are now over 500 local businesses, their employees and families.

We are your local plumbers, painters, roofers, accountants and lenders. We employ literally thousands of our fellow citizens with good jobs.

We design, engineer, finance and build our local roads, infrastructure, homes, offices and stores we all visit on a daily basis.

One of our members has been in business supplying paint and glass to our residents for over 50 years. Another member has been instrumental in building and maintaining our local roads and infrastructure for three generations.

Our members have recently designed, built and financed the outstanding brick buildings in Nevada City, the new Briar Patch Market in Grass Valley, and the new care facility for Hospice of the Foothills.

We support many of our local clubs and charities. We are your neighbors, friends and fellow residents. We are a big part of our local community. We are the Nevada County Contrac-tors’ Association. We believe in a high-quality environment to live in and raise our families. We believe in a high quality of life which includes a job, a home and economic prosperity.

We believe in preserving our high quality, small town history, culture and lifestyle for our children and future generations. We believe our future is in our children and young people, and as a community we should support our schools, jobs and housing opportunities.

We believe our strength is in our people, and that all new residents are positive assets to our community. New residents bring new ideas and new energy – open new businesses, add to our quality of life and should be welcomed to our community.

We are extremely proud of who we are, what we believe in, and the positive impacts we have had on our community for the past 48 years.

As we approach yet another very important election on the national, state and local levels, we encourage all of our fellow residents to get involved, learn the facts, and join us at the Nevada County Contrac-tors’ Association in working to build Nevada County into the very best community we can be – for ourselves, our children and our future residents.

The Nevada County Contractors’ Association’s membership list is printed annually, and is available online at http://www.nccabuildingpros.com, or at our offices for free. Please come by, visit our new offices, pick up a copy and call one of our members.

Nevada County Contractors’ Association Board of Directors – Carl Van Son, President, Van Son Construction Inc.; Michael Tigue, Vice President/Secretary, Sierra Tile & Stone’ Craig Souter, Treasurer, Souter Construction Inc.; Keoni Allen, Immediate Past President, Sierra Foothills Construction; Mike Caston, Caston Land Surveying; Dale Creighton, SCO Planning & Engineering; Kristin Donnelly, Ferguson Enterprises Inc.; Charles Faber, C & D Contractors Inc.; Dave Matson, DMCE Concrete & Engineering Contractors; Pieter Rossi, BP Landscapes Inc.; Greg Savelly, Youngs Carpet One; Barbara Bashall, Executive Director.

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