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November 6, 2008

November 6, 2008

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  • 1. Roadmap to Recovery Meeting 21: November 6, 2008 Landscaping Issues Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church Karen Reimus, Esq. www.unitedpolicyholders.org
  • 2. Fine print: The information provided in this program is intended for general educational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice The speakers at today’s program are volunteering their time as educators Neither United Policyholders nor the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church endorse or warrant the quality or services of any volunteer speakers
  • 3. Landscaping Rebuilding the landscape well after you’ve rebuilt your home is important UPC Mentors and Friends will share their personal experiences in break-out sessions Just like rebuilding your home, careful planning and due diligence is required
  • 4. Have 97% of 2007 Wildfire Insurance Claims been resolved, as asserted by the insurance industry? Please take 5 minutes to complete a 2007 Wildfire Insurance Claim Status Survey to determine what the true facts are. To fill out the survey, either:
  • 5. Mark your calendar December 4, 2008: Roadmap to Recovery Insurance Interest Group Breakout Session 7:00 pm RBCPC Sanctuary
  • 6. JIM KUHLKEN Cedar Fire Survivor (Whispering Ridge HOA) Catalyst for “Group Rebuild” Concept Former President, WRHOA -Experience on the Board of WRHOA -Experience rebuilding after Cedar Fire -Willing to think outside the box to find solutions, e.g., “Group Rebuild” concept
  • 7. JIM KUHLKEN LICENSED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT RLA CA 2281, AZ 40791, CLARB 3335 LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PRINCIPAL – LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIVISION – RICK ENGINEERING COMPANY
  • 8. BUILDING BUILDING ARCHITECT CONTRACTOR DESIGNER LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR DESIGNER ARCHITECT http://clcasandiego.org/Download/Direc.pdf http://www.asla- sandiego.org/Download/LandRes.pdf
  • 9. TIPS WHEN HIRING EITHER A LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR OR A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT 1. Look at their previous completed projects completed and talk to their references; 2. Make sure they are licensed and insured; 3. Establish a budget BEFORE starting the design; 4. Do not pay 100% until the project is completed.
  • 10. Landscaping November 6, 2008 Speaker: Speaker: Steve Lansker, Lansker’s Landscape Design Licensed landscape contractor (License # C-27 335109) C- Doing business in San Diego since 1977
  • 11. Define your landscape needs Play area Dog friendly Entertainment area (BBQ, fire pit, putting green) Water features Utility area Grass Lighting Planting theme, plant selection
  • 12. Your Budget - what you don’t want to cut back on Irrigation Soil work Drainage and fine grading
  • 13. Your Budget - what you can save on Plant selection Plant sizes Plant quantities Materials you use
  • 14. Design Your Landscaping - what are your options? Landscape Architect: Best for complex jobs and Architect: will design around your budget. Good for competitive bids. Landscape Designer: Will create a concept plan Designer: and/or planting plan. May be too vague for competitive bids. Landscape Contractor: Has the most field experience. Usually can both design and implement the project. Tip: Be sure interview a couple of different people AND check their references before making a final decision.
  • 15. Selecting a Contractor Don’t hesitate to ask for referrals from friends or neighbors who have landscapes you admire If you see an exceptional front yard, stop and ask about their contractor You’re going to establish a relationship with your contractor, hopefully it will be a relationship you can count on for years
  • 16. Selecting a Contractor - What to ask for: Ask for their license number Be sure to use a state licensed contractor Ask to have their insurance provider send you certificates of both liability insurance and workman’s comp insurance This is a free service Ask for job referrals look at jobs and talk to clients
  • 17. Selecting a Contractor - other considerations Consider the size of the contracting firm Ask whether they use sub-contractors sub- This may affect the quality and care of the project. Make sure to check license numbers and certificates of insurance for workman’s comp and liability for subcontractors too. Remember: if anyone working on your property does not have workman’s comp or liability insurance, you become liable. liable.
  • 18. When you have selected a contractor… Ask them how long it will take, and have them confirm it in writing Make sure you can communicate easily with the foreman Avoid paying money up front…instead, negotiate progress payments Ask about a warranty
  • 19. Landscape Maintenance Some contractors will provide weekly maintenance If not, ask for referrals Consider hiring someone who does work in your neighborhood…there can be cost savings if multiple area residents use the same company
  • 20. THANK YOU Lansker Landscape Design (858)459- (858)459-8895
  • 21. City of San Diego Fire Dept Presentation Eddie Villavicencio Presentation on separate flash drive
  • 22. Closing Presentation Jim Kulkhen
  • 23. JIM KUHLKEN LICENSED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT RLA CA 2281, AZ 40791, CLARB 3335 LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PRINCIPAL – LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIVISION – RICK ENGINEERING COMPANY
  • 24. Break Out Sessions • Groups will meet here in the Sanctuary or in regular meeting rooms • Good night!