Roadmap to Recovery Meeting 21:
  November 6, 2008

   Landscaping Issues
  Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church
...
Fine print:
 The information provided in this program is intended
 for general educational purposes only. It should not
 b...
Landscaping
 Rebuilding the landscape well after you’ve
 rebuilt your home is important
 UPC Mentors and Friends will shar...
Have 97% of 2007 Wildfire Insurance Claims
been resolved, as asserted by the insurance
industry?


 Please take 5 minutes ...
Mark your calendar

December 4, 2008:
 Roadmap to Recovery Insurance
 Interest Group Breakout Session

    7:00 pm RBCPC S...
JIM KUHLKEN
Cedar Fire Survivor (Whispering Ridge HOA)
Catalyst for “Group Rebuild” Concept
Former President, WRHOA

     ...
JIM KUHLKEN
   LICENSED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
   RLA CA 2281, AZ 40791, CLARB 3335
   LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL
   PRINCI...
BUILDING                               BUILDING        ARCHITECT
     CONTRACTOR                              DESIGNER



...
TIPS WHEN HIRING EITHER
         A LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR OR
            A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

1. Look at their previous co...
Landscaping
November 6, 2008



Speaker:
Speaker: Steve Lansker,
Lansker’s Landscape Design

Licensed landscape contractor...
Define your landscape needs

  Play area
  Dog friendly
  Entertainment area (BBQ, fire pit,
  putting green)
  Water feat...
Your Budget
- what you don’t want to cut back on
   Irrigation
   Soil work
   Drainage and fine grading
Your Budget
- what you can save on
   Plant selection
   Plant sizes
   Plant quantities
   Materials you use
Design Your Landscaping
- what are your options?
  Landscape Architect: Best for complex jobs and
               Architect...
Selecting a Contractor

  Don’t hesitate to ask for referrals from friends
  or neighbors who have landscapes you admire
 ...
Selecting a Contractor
- What to ask for:
  Ask for their license number
    Be sure to use a state licensed contractor

 ...
Selecting a Contractor
- other considerations
  Consider the size of the contracting firm
  Ask whether they use sub-contr...
When you have selected a
contractor…
  Ask them how long it will take, and have
  them confirm it in writing
  Make sure y...
Landscape Maintenance

  Some contractors will provide weekly
  maintenance
  If not, ask for referrals
  Consider hiring ...
THANK YOU
Lansker Landscape
      Design
  (858)459-
  (858)459-8895
City of San Diego Fire Dept
Presentation
 Eddie Villavicencio
 Presentation on separate flash drive
Closing Presentation
 Jim Kulkhen
JIM KUHLKEN
   LICENSED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
   RLA CA 2281, AZ 40791, CLARB 3335
   LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL
   PRINCI...
Break Out Sessions

• Groups will meet here in the Sanctuary
  or in regular meeting rooms

• Good night!
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  1. 1. Roadmap to Recovery Meeting 21: November 6, 2008 Landscaping Issues Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church Karen Reimus, Esq. www.unitedpolicyholders.org
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. Mark your calendar December 4, 2008: Roadmap to Recovery Insurance Interest Group Breakout Session 7:00 pm RBCPC Sanctuary
  6. 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. 7. JIM KUHLKEN LICENSED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT RLA CA 2281, AZ 40791, CLARB 3335 LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PRINCIPAL – LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIVISION – RICK ENGINEERING COMPANY
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. Your Budget - what you don’t want to cut back on Irrigation Soil work Drainage and fine grading
  13. 13. Your Budget - what you can save on Plant selection Plant sizes Plant quantities Materials you use
  14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. THANK YOU Lansker Landscape Design (858)459- (858)459-8895
  21. 21. City of San Diego Fire Dept Presentation Eddie Villavicencio Presentation on separate flash drive
  22. 22. Closing Presentation Jim Kulkhen
  23. 23. JIM KUHLKEN LICENSED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT RLA CA 2281, AZ 40791, CLARB 3335 LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PRINCIPAL – LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIVISION – RICK ENGINEERING COMPANY
  24. 24. Break Out Sessions • Groups will meet here in the Sanctuary or in regular meeting rooms • Good night!

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