New Quad Knopf digs ‘symbolic’ of Visalia firm’s comeback

Harry Tow (right), previously Visalia’s city manager, co-founded the firm in 1972. At age 89, Tow still works full-time for the firm with President Mike Knopf.Mike Knopf knows firsthand the pain associated with “right-sizing” a company.

PG&E ‘conductoring’ one mile of power lines today

As part of construction of the new Shepherd Substation in north Clovis near the intersection of Shepherd and Sunnyside avenues, PG&E will be installing approximately one mile of conductor (power lines) in the area today.

Contractor sting operation results in 85 arrests

More than seven dozen individuals face criminal charges after being caught by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) in simultaneous undercover sting operations conducted March 10-11 in seven California cities, including Madera.

Edison High building wins design award

The Edison High School Academic Building won the Excellence in Design award from the Coalition for Adequate School Housing and American Institute of Architects’ California Council.

Clovis illegal contractor sting nets 19

An undercover sting conducted by the Contractors State License Board last week in Clovis resulted in 19 people being cited on illegal contracting charges.

Startup homebuilder breaks ground in Visalia

Homegrown homebuilders: San Joaquin Valley Homes partners (left to right) Jim Robinson, Joe Leal and Randy MerrillJoe Leal, president of San Joaquin Valley Homes, likes to call his company “a homegrown homebuilder.”

Sting nabs 12 bogus contractors in Madera

Twelve individuals were cited for misdemeanor illegal contracting during a Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) undercover sting operation conducted Jan. 22-23 in the Madera Ranchos subdivision in Madera.

Granville Homes commits $100K to ‘Talking is Teaching’ campaign

Granville Homes will contribute $100,000 to a new campaign launched this month to boost the early brain development and language skills of young children in Fresno.

Fresno architect recognized at International Builders’ Show

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recognized Fresno architect Arthur Dyson with two awards as part of the organization’s 2014 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), an annual event held January 21 during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

Longtime BIA executive Keenan to retire

Robert Keenan, the longtime director of the Building Industry Association of Tulare and Kings Counties (BIATKC) announced earlier this month that he plans to retire at the end of January.