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Enter the 2017 CLCA SFV Chapter Beautification Awards

Now is the time to prepare your projects for entry into the CLCA San Fernando Valley Chapter 58th Annual Landscape Beautification Awards Program. We invite all members of our chapter as well as the Channel Islands and LA/SGV Chapters tyo participate.

Download the entry form package HERE.
SPONSOR the Awards. Download the sponsor package HERE.

Projects will be judged by landscaping experts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 4, 5 and 6. Awards will be presented at a gala banquet at the Sportsmanís Lodge in Studio City on Saturday evening, June 24, 2017. A networking reception and a delicious dinner will culminate with an exciting multi-media presentation of all entries and the presentation of the landscape beautification awards.

The entry fee is $75 per entry, and entries must be received on or before April 21, 2017. The fee for entries received after this date is $130.00. No entries will be accepted after April 28, 2017.

Bergeron Residence by Jonny Appleseed Landscaping Inc. winner of the Stuart Sperber Memorial Sweepstakes Award.

Congratulations to the Winners at the 2016 SFV Beautification Awards

The San Fernando Valley Chapter of CLCA held its 57th Annual Landscape Beautification Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, July 9, 2016, a Sportman's Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. Following a networking reception and buffet dinner, attendees enjoyed an exciting multi-media presentation of all entries and the presentation of the landscape beautification awards.

Click HERE for a complete list of winners.


CLCA Honors Nelson Colvin at 2016 Trophy Awards

CLCA Life Member Nelson Colvin was honored for his many years of service to the assocition during the 2016 Trophy Awards during the CLCA Annual Convention in Paso Robles.

Unlicensed Operators Getting You Down?

If you are a victim of unlicensed operator activities, the California Landscape Contractors Association has some good news for you:
There are two state-government entities that are responsible for enforcing some or all of the laws that pertain to these activities: the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and the Joint Enforcement Strike Force. The former oversees the Statewide Investigation Fraud Team (SWIFT), which investigates complaints against unlicensed contracting and related activities. The latter is a multi-agency organization that seeks to root out the underground economy and devotes a large portion of its enforcement efforts to the construction industry.

If you really want to put your illegal competition out of business, you must do your part. You must report illegal activities to the proper state agency.

Gather Information
It's important to gather as much information as possible when faced with competition you believe to be illegal. Try to get the operator's name, address, phone number, vehicle make, and vehicle license number. Get the address of his or her jobs in progress. Get the project owner's name, address, and phone number. Collect the operator's advertisements, fliers, and business cards. Is the person using a contractor's license number? If so, make a note of the number. In addition, pictures can be excellent evidence, if you have an opportunity to take them. Check with the CSLB to find out if the person or firm is licensed -- and licensed in the proper category. To check a license, go to License Status Check on the CSLB's website. You'll find a wealth of information there on all of California's licensed contractors.

Unlicensed Operators
After you've collected as much information as you can, and you've determined that the person or firm is operating without a license, fill out an Unlicensed Activity Lead Form and send it to the nearest CSLB SWIFT unit. The addresses and fax numbers of the two California units are on the form. Also fill out a Lead Report and send it to Underground Economy Operations (the Joint Enforcement Strike Force) at the address on the form. Although SWIFT and the Joint Enforcement Strike Force cooperate very closely with one another on unlicensed operations, CLCA recommends that you inform both organizations to improve the chances of quick action. If you do that, write "cc" and the name of the other organization on both reports; that way both organizations will know that the other received the information as well.

April 6
Board meeting. 6:30 p.m. Location TBA. For information, call 818-772-7233.

April 20
Channel Islands Chapter Educational Event, Stonehaus, Westlake Village. For information, call 818-772-7233.

April 21
CLCA SFV Chapter Landscape Beautification Awards entries due. Download entry package HERE. For information, call 818-772-7233.

April 28
CLCA SFV Chapter Landscape Beautification Awards LATE ENTRY DEADLINE. For information, call 818-772-7233.

May 4
Board meeting. 6:30 p.m. Location TBA. For information, call 818-772-7233.

May 4, 5, 6
CLCA SFV Chapter Landscape Beautification Awards judging. For information, call 818-772-7233.

June 1
Board meeting. 6:30 p.m. Location TBA. For information, call 818-772-7233.

June 24
CLCA SFV Chapter Landscape Beautification Awards Banquet, Sportsman's Lodge, Studio City. For information, call 818-772-7233.

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