NPBA September Newsletter has published!

Click here to read the latest NPBA news and be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming Mixer with Homes Land Magazine on Sept 21 from 4-7 pm at Jose’s Salsa Factory in Sequim.   RSVP’s are appreciated but not necessary, click here or email to RSVP or for more information.

BIAW Retro Select Program now open to under $10,000

Last year, BIAW’s ROII program required participating companies to have a minimum of $10,000 in premiums in order to qualify.
We learned this week that for the July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012 plan year that there are no minimum premium requirements!
The BIAW is reviewing applications with a stricter set of underwriting guidelines to determine eligibility and
have lifted the minumum premium requirement of $10,000 for participation.
For more information click here.

What does this mean to you?
Your company may again qualify for participation in the ROII Select Program!
The refund for ROII Select Participants for the 2008-2009 plan year was 43%.
In order to participate in ROII Select, your company must be willing to do Kept On Salary and Light Duty. Click here for the requirements.  Applications received by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 1 that are approved will have a July 1 start date.  Applications received after June 1 that are approved will have a July 1 start date.
Get your application into the BIAW asap so you can see if you qualify.

Click here to download a registration form to fax to BIAW at 360-352-5332.

The May 2012 NPBA Newsletter has published

What’s inside:  Code Corner, Dear Donna, Events and more!  Click here to read.  Be sure to join us for our last general membership meeting before our summer break.  We are throwing a Fiesta at Jose’s Salsa Factory in Sequim-see inside the newsletter for more information.  Great food, beverages and lots of fun will be had!  Call NPBA at 452-8160 to RSVP or email

NPBA April Newsletter

Click here to view the April 2012 NPBA Newsletter. What’s inside: code updates, Expo wrap up, member news and more!

Upcoming April Events:  Builders’ Surplus Sale-April 21 from 12-3 at the Clallam County Fairgrounds Exposition Hall and General Membership Meeting-April 26 from 5:30-8:15 at the Port Angeles Red Lion cost is $15.  To register, call 452-8160.





NPBA Education Committee presents Marketing 101 Series – 2nd Class Added Due to Overwhelming Response!

Update!  The NPBA Education Committee has added a 2nd class due to the complete sell out of the first series of four Marketing 101 classes!  Due to snow and holiday closures a date is yet to be announced for the second class which is at near capacity.  If you have not registered for this series and want to get you marketing in 2012 off to a roaring start, then be sure to email faleana@info or fill out the registration form you see at the end of this post and fax, mail or email it back to the NPBA office.  Read further down this post for more information about what you will learn in this series.

These classes will show you how to work smarter, not harder. Discover the absolute minimum you need to build your business in the 21st Century and how you can leverage your offline and online marketing to get more from your investment of time and money. Learn the steps in
developing a complete online marketing campaign including effective keyword and niche
selection; domain name secrets, email marketing techniques; website and search engine
optimization; social media for small business with a focus on Facebook and how to use your marketing dollars efficiently and effectively and how to measure your success. For more information and to register, click here.

NPBA Holiday Bash and Silent Auction

Join the NPBA for its annual Holiday Bash and Silent Auction on December 10 starting at 6:00 pm at the Sit-n-Bull, 510 North Beech Street in Port Angeles.  The 2012 Board of Directors will be installed by Art Castle, Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Association of WA.  Register for this festive event by clicking here to download a registration form and returning it to the NPBA office or give us a call at 452-8160.  We look forward to seeing you there!

NPBA General Membership Meeting and Candidate Forum

Join the NPBA for the Annual Candidate Forum on October 27 at the Red Lion in Port Angeles featuring the following candidates:
Sequim City Council
Pete Duncan, Position 1; John Miller, Position 2.
Port Angeles City Council
Drew Schwab, Position 1; Dan DiGuillio, Position 5; Don Perry, Position 6.
Clallam County Commissioner District 1, Jim McEntire
Todd Ortloff will be facilitating the discussion and we are soliciting questions from our membership. To submit a question, e-mail The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Red Lion in Port Angeles and wrap up by 8:15 p.m.  Click here to fill out a registration form and email back to or fax to 452-8197.

NPBA Golf Tournament Winners!

The 12th Annual NPBA Golf Tournament sponsored by First Federal was held at the
Cedars at Dungeness on Friday, August 26.

Championship Flight winners were:
1st Place-Clawson Construction, 58 (photo attached)
2nd Place-Lakeside Industries, 61
3rd Place-Four Seasons Engineering, 62

Callaway Flight winners were:
1st Place-Columbia Bank, 56 (photo attached)
2nd Place-C & J Excavating, 59
3rd Place-Sound Community Bank, 61

Men’s long drive award went to Dakoda McKennon. Women’s long drive was awarded to Rena Peabody. The longest putt was sunk by Brian Kuh with a 36 foot 5 incher. Men’s KP awards went to Steve Manwell, 3’ 10” on hole #8 and Rob Botero 5’ 10” on hole #11. Rena Peabody came within 8” on hole #8 to claim the women’s KP award.

Builders and associates were “Bettin’ on the Green” as the tournament included a Poker Run coordinated by Spirit Sponsor, Sound Community Bank. The winning hands were held by Mike Thomas and John Tweeter.

Many thanks to our 2011 Sponsors!

Tournament Sponsor:  First Federal

Spirit Sponsor:  Sound Community Bank

Driving Range Sponsor:  Lakeside Industries

Putting Green Sponsor:  Air Flo

Hole in One Sponsors:

Wilder Toyota with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma

Everwarm Hearth & Home with a Big Green Egg

Hole Sponsors:

Lakeside Industries, PNC Mortgage, J & J Construction, Angeles Concrete, Glass Services, Thomas Building Center, Ferguson, In Graphic Detail, by Design Group, Seven Cedars, Air Flo, Blake Tile & Stone

Special Prize Sponsor Maple View Enterprises

Click here to view a slideshow of the winning teams and check back next week for a full slideshow of the tournament.