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2018 Scholarship Winners Announced

The Lower Columbia Contractors Association awards scholarship grants to college or vocational/technical school-bound students, who currently intend to pursue studies leading to a career in the building industry, such as: Engineering, Architecture, Drafting, Industrial Design, Carpentry, Electrician, Plumbing, Construction Management.

2018 Scholarship Award Recipients

 

2018 LCCA Scholarship Program – Application Period Open

Scholarship Web BannerThe Lower Columbia Contractors Association will be awarding scholarship grants to college or vocational/technical school-bound students, who currently intend to pursue studies leading to a career in the building industry, such as: Engineering, Architecture, Drafting, Industrial Design, Carpentry, Electrician, Plumbing, Construction Management.

All application packets must be postmarked by April 13, 2018. The selection committee will make its decision in early June. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by mail. All applicants will be mailed notice of their final status.

2018 LCCA Scholarship Application Form

 

BIAW Supports Hirst Fix Legislation Passed by Legislature

January 19, 2018

The Building Industry Association of Washington, which represents nearly 8,000 members in the home building industry, applauds the Washington State House and Senate for passing SSB 6091 yesterday evening, which fixes the 2016 Washington State Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision. Governor Inslee signed the Hirst fix legislation at 12:25 p.m. today.

This legislation will ensure home builders can get back to building in rural areas that rely on household wells, and will help the people of Washington in keeping housing affordable.

“We fully support the final bill passed by the House and Senate,” said 2018 BIAW President Kevin Russell. “In the bill, for example, rural areas can continue to rely on the Department of Ecology as the state’s resource manager, which creates certainty and predictability for home builders, property owners and families that rely on household wells to build on rural land.”

BIAW thanks Sen. Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake), Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside), Rep. David Taylor (R-Moxee), Rep. Vincent Buys (R-Lynden), Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien) and Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland) for their leadership in  working on a Hirst fix on behalf of Washington’s residents.

SSB 6091 passed last night includes:

  • 3,000 gallons per day per connection for domestic wells in certain basins with existing watershed planning.
  • In certain basins without watershed planning, household wells could withdraw 950 gallons per day per connection. This would change to 350 gallons per day for indoor use only in drought conditions. However, outdoor use would be permitted for fire buffers. The home building industry would also have representation on water enhancement and restoration committees in these local basins. These committees will invest $300 million dollars into improving the state’s water resource.
  • Local governments would once again be able to rely on Ecology as the state’s resource manager.

Prior to the passing of this legislation, those impacted by the Hirst decision faced expensive water surveys in some counties to determine the availability of water and moratoriums on building permits in others. The result was that new construction in many rural areas came to a near halt, leaving home builders, property owners and families in limbo on if they could rely on household wells – or build on their land in the near future.

Last September, an economic study commissioned by BIAW revealed full implementation of the Hirst decision would lead to $6.9 billion lost in economic activity each year in Washington, $37 billion in lost property values in areas impacted by Hirst, and nearly 9,300 lost jobs (FTEs) annually in rural Washington, among other impacts.

“This legislation provides clarity, certainty and predictability for rural home builders, property owners and families and will continue to preserve rural jobs and protect rural economies,” said BIAW Executive Vice President Art Castle.

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Known as the “Champions of Affordable Housing,” the Building Industry Association of Washington is the largest trade association in Washington State, representing nearly 8,000 member companies involved in the home building industry.

2017 Fall Homeowner’s Resource Guide Now Available

The 2017 Fall/Winter Homeowner’s Resource Guide is now available! Download a copy for an up-to-date list of LCCA members – contractors and associates – by trade category and alphabetically. Read about Fall Home Maintenance Tips from our members including:

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  • Simple Things to Try Before Calling Your HVAC Service Provider
  • Choosing a Builder for your New Home
  • Ask the Pro’s: Septic & Sewer Maintenance
  • Renovation Financing
  • Outdoor Home Maintenance for this Fall
  • Don’t Forget about your Lawn in Autumn
  • Heating & Cooling your Homes
  • Helpful Fire & Water Damage Tips

Also see our Online Directory.

 

2017 Spring Homeowner’s Resource Guide Now Available

The 2017 Spring/Summer Homeowner’s Resource Guide is now available! Download a copy for an up-to-date list of LCCA members – contractors and associates – by trade category and alphabetically. Read about Spring Home Maintenance Tips from our members including:

Spring 2017 Directory Cover

  • HVAC Preventative Maintenance
  • Choosing a Builder for your New Home
  • Ask the Pro’s: Septic & Sewer Maintenance
  • Renovation Financing
  • Mulching for Healthier and Attractive Flower Beds
  • Heating & Cooling Your Home
  • Helpful Fire & Water Damage Tips

Also see our Online Directory.

 

Membership Information and Benefits

Cheater’s Cup Golf Tournament!

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On behalf of the 2014 LCCA “Cheaters Cup” Golf Committee, we would like to thank you for your sponsorship. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit the scholarship program, and continues to support the work we do within the industry.

Members like yourself are the driving force behind the organization, thank you for taking ownership and supporting the LCCA.

We appreciate your support!

2014 LCCA Golf Committee

Scott DeRosier, Judy Smith & Shawn Green

 

This year we have a tie!

2014 Cheater’s Cup goes to……..

Cal Portland Team

Michael Wagy

Dru MacNeil

Kelly Vernon

Tim Davis

Express Employment Services Team

Brent Koenig

Robert Nye

Jim Bennett

Joel Tussing