Friday, December 17, 2010

Lead Ready™ kit to be featured in REMODELING Magazine!

Very exciting news for Builders Site Protection! The Lead Ready™ lead containment kit has been selected to appear in Remodeling Magazine alongside several other RRP Rule compliance kits. The article will compare the pros and cons of each kit to help remodeling contractors decide which is right for their project. Information about the Lead Ready™ kit as well as a photo will be featured. I will also be quoted in the article describing the design, products included, and success the Lead Ready™ kit has enjoyed since its release. The article will appear in the February issue of Remodeling Magazine. Looking forward to seeing how the Lead Ready™ kit stands out from the competition!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Doorguards protecting the Omni Hotel at the Dallas Convention Center

Builders Site Protection is excited to announce that the Doorguard™ has been selected by Performance Door and Hardware, Inc. to protect the luxurious Omni Hotel in Dallas! The Doorguard™ will protect over a thousand doors in the large, opulent hotel. The Omni Hotel will work in concert with the Dallas Convention Center, one of the largest convention centers in the US, and will provide convention center attendees with comfortable accommodations. Builders Site Protection’s Doorguard™ will be protecting the doors of a thousand rooms! We thank Performance Door and Hardware for their support and look forward to helping the Omni Hotel with all its surface protection needs.  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pat heading up to Portland, Oregon to meet with distributors Acme Construction Supply

Surface Protection Expert Pat is traveling to Portland, Oregon this coming weekend to meet with local distributors Acme Construction Supply. Acme has been a Builders Site Protection distributor for several years and is now interested in carrying our highly-popular Lead Ready™ containment kit. Acme has been supplying construction professionals with tools and building materials for over sixty years and has five locations throughout Washington, Oregon, and most recently, Arizona.

If you are a contractor in Oregon or the Pacific Northwest and you would like more information about where to get Builders Site Protection’s surface protection and lead containment products, please call Heather at (866) 788-6886 or email me at We are also looking for additional qualified distributors to better serve our customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. If you are interested in getting information about becoming a Builders Site Protection distributor, please contact Pat at

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thomas Jefferson School of Law project in downtown San Diego

Bovis Lend-Lease has chosen Builders Site Protection as its supplier of temporary surface protection supplies for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law construction project. The $68 million dollar project, located at 11th and Island Ave in the heart of downtown San Diego, will feature cutting-edge technology and a friendly, welcoming design. Bovis Lend-Lease has purchased our Protecta-Foam multipurpose protection, our specially designed UV threshold tape, and our ultra-high quality carpet film to protect carpets against damage. So far, Bovis Lend-Lease is thrilled with Builders Site Protection’s outstanding protection products and unbeatable customer service. We look forward to seeing the finished project and to helping Bovis Lend-Lease on their next venture!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Are you guilty of OSHA safety violations?

OSHA’s Top Ten Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2010

1. Fall protection violations from scaffolding
2. Fall protection
3. Hazard communication/education
4. Respiratory protection
5. Fall protection violations from ladders
6. Control of hazardous energy from machinery and equipment
7. Electrical work/wiring methods
8. Injuries from powered industrial trucks (forklifts)
9. Electrical systems design
10. Safeguards for machines

OSHA made approximately 94,000 citations in FY 2010. The top ten violations represent between 48-49% of all citations.

To avoid incurring costly fines from safety violations, contractors must educate workers on proper workplace safety practices and stay up-to-date on OSHA requirements. Builders Site Protection can supply your business with all of the personal protection materials needed to comply with safety regulations. We offer n100 rated respirators, protective clothing, gloves, shoe covers, eye/face protection, and much more. For more information about our safety products, visit the Builders Site Protection website at or call 866-788-6886.

Link to OSHA Top Ten List:


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lead Contamination gone wild!

This weeks post is thanks to one of our customers, Terry Singleton of Termite Terry He found this link to a recent project which blatantly disregarded the new RRP rules and was kind enough to foward it to us. One would think this would have happened in the City of Bell, California not Danville, Pennsylvania! Click on the blue title above or paste this link into your browser:

Monday, October 25, 2010

EPA Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week – October 24-30th

The Environmental Protection Agency has declared this week to be National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week to raise awareness of the effects of lead poisoning in young children. Lead causes serious health risks including brain/nervous system damage and hearing and vision impairment. Even a low level of exposure can have severe and lasting effects resulting in developmental problems such as learning disabilities and decreased intelligence. Remodeling contractors can do their part to reduce lead poisoning in children by adhering to the strict guidelines of the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. The rule requires contractors to minimize dust, contain the work area, and clean up thoroughly after the project is completed.

Builders Site Protection’s Lead Ready™ kit is the perfect solution to ensure RRP Rule compliance. The kits include the personal protection, area containment, and clean-up supplies necessary to prevent the spread of toxic lead dust throughout the home or childcare facility. The kit is available in a single-person or five-person plus package. For more information about the Lead Ready™ kits or to place an order, visit or email me at

For information for builders and contractors about how they can protect children from lead poisoning during remodeling projects, visit


Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Stormwater Guidelines for Construction Sites

Beginning February 1, 2010 the EPA began enforcing new stormwater runoff standards for construction sites disturbing an acre of land or more. The new regulations are meant to ensure that precipitation does not cause erosion or wash construction materials, chemicals, and solvents into nearby waterways. Runoff from construction sites has negative effects on water quality and can heavily impact the health of aquatic ecosystems.

This is the first of a series of tightened stormwater pollution regulations. Starting August 1, 2011 the EPA will also require construction sites to sample stormwater discharges to gage pollutants in runoff and may also, depending on the outcome of ongoing legislation, require turbidity limits as well. Also going into effect on August 1, 2011 are requirements for construction companies disturbing 20 or more acres to meet a series of non-numeric effluent limitations. This means that builders will be required to: control erosion and sediment to minimize the discharge of pollutants; stabilize soil during clearing, grading, and other earth-disturbing activities; dewater trenches and excavations; minimize pollution from wastewater, pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful chemicals. Discharge of wastewater from the washout of concrete is prohibited.

The gals at Builders Site Protection keep up to date on the very latest developments that affect the construction industry – we are here to help builders and contractors meet EPA regulations and stay informed. We will continue to keep you posted as new developments arise!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Builders Site Protection Employees volunteer at the Tour de Fat bike rally

 Builders Site Protection employees Heather and I volunteered this past Saturday at the San Diego Tour de Fat, a celebration of biking.  Heather worked the button making booth while I was screenprinting on T-shirts.  All proceeds from the event went to help the San Diego Mountain Bike Association.  Wearing our "Do you use Protection" T-shirts was a hit as protection is also needing during some mountain bike events. 

Look for us at many other charity events around the country!  Even when building is slow it's still possible to build a better community.      -Pat

Look for the Tour de Fat in your town next year at

Thursday, September 23, 2010

EPA to Begin Enforcing Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule Starting October 1st

Just a friendly reminder to the remodeling contractors out there – the Environmental Protection Agency will begin enforcing the RRP Rule starting on October 1st, only a little over a week from today! If a contractor is found to be violating the RRP Rule during a renovation project, the non-compliance fine is $37,500 per violation.

If you are scrambling to find personal protection supplies, dust control, LeadCheck tests, or other containment products, look no further than the Lead Ready kits offered by Builders Site Protection! We offer a single-person Lead Ready kit, which is perfect for a single contractor working on a small job, and a five-person plus kit – great for larger projects. We also supply HEPA vacuums, ZipWall, plastic sheeting, and many more lead containment products. We even carry a lead abatement line, which includes lead encapsulates, sealants and paint removers. To get more info, please give me a call at (866) 788-6886 or visit our website at

I look forward to helping you meet the RRP Rule!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Steven heads off to college at the University of Oregon

Steven, our wonderful warehouse guy, is leaving Builders Site Protection to attend the University of Oregon this fall. Steven has worked hard to keep our warehouse organized and to ship out customers’ orders of temporary surface protection and lead containment products in a timely manner. Thanks for all of your hard work Steven! Best of luck at college!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Featured Project this week!  On the beautiful island of Oahu our valued customer Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company is building a huge new hotel.  It's been a long time since I've seen 4 cranes up at a project.  Dave Weckwerth is spear heading the protection efforts and with a project this big, there is lots to worry about.  Builders Site Protection (  is honored to be the Surface Protection vendor for this very important project.  Thanks Dave!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Road trip up the California coast to introduce the Lead Ready™ retail kit!

Last weekend, Pat and Heather headed from Vista all the way to the Bay Area to introduce the new Lead Ready™ containment kit for retail stores! Our awesome distributors are very excited to get the new kit so they can provide customers with the best RRP Rule compliance kit available. The Lead Ready™ containment kit for retail stores is perfect for smaller remodeling contractors that need a simple and inexpensive product to ensure compliance. Don’t worry about being stuck with leftover materials – the kit contains only what you absolutely need to get the job done safely. Also available through Builders Site Protection is the larger Lead Ready™ five-person plus kit, which accommodates larger remodeling projects. Stop by Bruce Bauer in Mountain View and Hayward Lumber locations across the state to pick up a kit. To learn more about the Lead Ready™ containment kits, please visit our website at Please call me at (760) 597-1390 or email me at with any questions or feedback! We appreciate our customers’ input and strive to provide you with the perfect solution to your RRP Rule compliance concerns.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Builders Site Protection Catalog Available Now!

The new Builders Site Protection catalog has arrived! The catalog features details and pricing on all of our new products, such as the Lead Ready™ kit, HEPA vacuums, air scrubbers, Ram Board, Coverguard, Jamb Savers, and more! Of course we also included our customers’ favorites and best-selling items like Protecta-Foam™ and DoorGuard™.

To request a copy of the new catalog, please give me a call at (866) 788-6886 or email me at and I will mail you one right away. You can also request a copy from the Builders Site Protection website at Thank you for your support!

- Heather

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


The gals at Builders Site Protection have just introduced the all-new discounted Lead Ready® lead containment kit! This innovative package deal is the easy solution for remodeling contractors to meet EPA lead laws without spending a fortune on supplies. The Lead Ready® kit is the only lead containment supply kit on the market.

Kits are available in two sizes; a single-person kit with protection for one, and a larger five-person kit. Each kit has the necessary supplies to meet the three major requirements of the EPA RRP lead laws; containing lead dust, using personal protection, and cleaning up the work area.

The Single-Person Lead Ready® Kit Includes:
(1) Large ‘Caution Lead Hazard’ sign: 14” x 20(LHS-1)
(1) ‘Caution’ Barricade Tape: 3” X 100’ (BT-C3100
(2) EPA Renovate Right pamphlets (ETA-RRP)
(8) Lead Check Swabs and confirmation cards (LC-8)
(1) Extra Large coveralls (APC-XL)
(1) Hood: Elastic Face, Shoulder Length (APC-ADP1)
(1) Disposable Respirator, N100 filtration (DR-N100)
(2) Pairs Shoe Covers XL, (SCP-50)
(1) Pair Safety Goggles (DSG-140)
(2) Pairs of Disposable Nitrile Goves, XL (GLP-0055L)
(1) Bag of 10 Lead Dust Wipes with TSP
(1) Heavy duty 6.0 mil plastic bag 36" x 48" (HDPB-1)
(1) Danger Lead Contaminants Labels for plastic bag (LHL-1)

The five-person Lead Ready® kit has these same products in greater quantities, resulting in even greater savings! Also available are Zipwall® dust containment systems, heavy duty plastic sheeting, and HEPA-filtered vacuums. Our floor films, air vent covers, and adhesive mats are also highly recommended to ensure that lead dust is properly contained. These products are discounted when purchased with a Lead Ready® kit.

To learn more about the Lead Ready® kits or to place an order, please call me at (866) 788-6886 or visit our website at Feel free to let me know what you think about our new lead compliance kits: email me at


Thursday, June 24, 2010


Great news for remodeling contractors! The EPA announced on Monday that it will delay enforcement of the RRP lead safe laws until October 1st, 2010. Contractors are now allowed to register for certification programs by September 31st and training must be completed by December 31st.

The EPA stated that this extension is only designed to give firms more time to file the necessary paperwork and allow contractors more time to enroll and complete the required training courses. There will be strict enforcement of the RRP lead safe laws after the extended deadline to protect children and families from the dangers of lead poisoning.

If you are a remodeling contractor looking for all of the supplies you need to meet the RRP lead containment laws, go to our website: and check out our Lead Ready® kits! We have a single-person discounted kit as well as a larger five-person kit. Builders Site Protection also has heavy duty plastic sheeting, Zipwall® dust containment systems, and HEPA-filtered vacuums to ensure proper compliance. Give me a call at (866) 788-6886 if you have questions or concerns – I would be happy to help you figure out what you need for your project!


Monday, June 14, 2010

The Builders Site Protection team works overtime to ship out products

The staff at Builders Site Protection got quite a workout loading two giant containers of temporary surface protection products bound for Hawaii! Pallet after pallet of our Protecta-foam, Window Film, Clean & Safe floor protection, Door Guards, Sill Pros, Jamb Savers, UV tape, and Shoe Covers were packed up and shipped out! After weeks of careful planning and heavy lifting, Builders Site Protection got the order out ahead of schedule. Our customer couldn’t be happier with the high quality protection products and exceptional customer service. Nice job team! 

If you would like to find out more about our products, quantity discounts, or free shipping minimums, check out our website at Feel free to give me a call at (866) 788-6886 or email me at with any questions. Hope to hear from you soon!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Builders Site Protection Introduces the Economy Lead Containment Kit!

Due to the high volume of lead containment requests we have received in the past few weeks, the gals at Builders Site Protection have put together the all-new Economy Lead Containment Kit! The kit is an all-inclusive package that ensures builders and contractors meet EPA lead containment requirements in one convenient purchase. Not only does the Economy Lead Containment Kit have the top-quality products that you have come to expect from Builders Site Protection, it is also the least-expensive kit on the market! At reduced prices, the Economy Lead Containment Kit is the smartest option for builders and contractors looking to meet lead containment requirements without breaking the bank. The kit is designed to protect five workers on a jobsite. If you are interested in purchasing a larger kit or placing a custom order, please give us a call. We are happy to accommodate your individual needs!

Included in the Economy Lead Containment Kit:
Dust Containment:
(1)   Roll ‘Caution Lead Hazard’ Barricade Tape
(10) ‘Caution Lead Hazard’ disposable paper signs
Personal Protection for 5 Workers:
            (5) Coveralls
            (5) N-100 rated respirators
            (1) bag of 50 protective shoe covers
            (5) protective goggles
            (1) box of Nitrile gloves

REGULAR PRICE: $165.61          

Optional Upgrades: If ordered with the kit, 10% off listed web price!
-         Lead Safe Dust Wipes: case of 90 wipes
-         Heavy duty plastic sheeting
-         ZipWall® 4-Pack Plus with aluminum heavy-duty poles
-         Portable HEPA vacuum with 99.97% true HEPA filtration
-         Air Vent protection: 3 mil 18” x 200’
-         Floor/Carpet film in various sizes
-         Predator® Portable Air Scrubber
-         Heavy Duty Plastic Bags for clean-up

To place an order for the Economy Lead Containment Kit or to learn more about package options, please give me a call at (866) 788-6886. Hope to hear from you soon!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Builders Site Protections' Cabinet Foam a huge hit on new Hospital project requiring protection

A visit to the new UCSD Thorton Hospital in San Diego shows how well the popular Cabinet/Multi-purpose foam works!  DPR Construction is using the foam to protect damage-prone paneling in patient rooms during construction.  As seen in this photo, quick cut-outs for electrical sockets and equipment panels made application of the protection  a breeze.  For the project, DPR construction is using both the 18" size and 30" size rolls and anticipates needing quite a bit before the project is finished. 

Any you thought this was only good for cabinets....!

Hope to see you on a job site soon,

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lead Containment Products in Huge Demand at Kitchen and Bath Show!

At the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Chicago last weekend, Builders Site Protection's lead containment products were a huge hit! Pat and Kathleen stayed busy helping builders determine exactly what products they need to meet the new EPA lead containment requirements. Because of the demand, we have been working overtime to alert our customers that Builders Site Protection makes it simple to get everything they need to comply with the new regulations. We have a detailed price list and brochure for our fantastic lead containment products, so if you are looking for high quality protection products at a reasonable price, visit our website or give us a call today! 

Tomorow, April 22nd, 2010 is the day that the EPA's lead containment requirements for renovation, repair, and painting projects goes into effect. If you are confused about the requirements or don't have the supplies you need, Builders Site Protection is here to answer questions, give recommendations, and provide you with products that will ensure homeowners and construction workers are protected from toxic lead dust. Give us a call if there is anything we can help you with. Hope to hear from you soon!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Builders Site Protection to Debut New Surface Protection Line at Upcoming Kitchen and Bath Show

Pat and Alex are headed to Chicago this weekend to show off Builders Site Protection’s cool new protection products at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS)! We love going to KBIS because of the awesome crowds and fun atmosphere. Builders Site Protection is the only temporary surface protection company exhibiting at KBIS because we have the most innovative, easy to install, and cost-effective products to protect beautiful custom kitchens and bathrooms!

If you are attending KBIS, please come to our booth S2239 to visit and check out our new products! Builders Site Protection is giving away free job site posters to builders and contractors that stop by. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Builders Site Protection Helps Customers with Lead Abatement Regulations

New Lead Abatement Rules for Contractors: The Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule

Beginning on April 22nd 2010, contractors performing work that disturbs lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must:
  • Be EPA certified
    • To become certified, contractors must submit an application and fee payment to the EPA
    • Firms must have one or more ‘certified renovators’ assigned to jobs where lead-based paint is disturbed. To become certified, a renovator must successfully complete an EPA or State-approved training course
    • All renovation workers must be trained to use lead safe work practices either on-the-job by a certified renovator, or by becoming certified renovators themselves
  • Follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination
    • Contain the work area
      • The RRP rule requires that the work area be protected by plastic sheeting that extends a minimum of six feet in all directions from the location where the pain will be disturbed.
    • Minimize dust
      • Close and cover air vents in the working area
      • Use floor protection to prevent dust spread and put all tools and supplies on protective sheeting before you begin work
    • Protect yourself
      • Wear protective clothing such as disposable shoe covers, gloves, safety goggles, and a painters hat to protect yourself from exposure to dust and debris
    • Clean up thoroughly

Builders Site Protection has all the supplies you need to safely renovate homes, schools, hospitals, and child care centers with lead-based paint. To check out our products, visit our website at

To learn more about how you can meet the EPA lead-abatement requirements, contact the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-5323 or visit

For more detailed information on renovation certification, RRP rules/regulations, and proper safety precautions:
Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting

Monday, March 15, 2010

President of Builders Site Protection hurt in Mountain Biking Accident

Every entrepeneur is a risk taker and our President, Pat is no exception.   Her favorite hobby is mountain biking and she rides as much as possible.  Unfortunately this past week she was involved in a freak accident in which she was impaled on the bicycle handlebars.  After being transported off a mountain in Elfin Forest, she was transported to the hospital where the trauma surgeons performed emergency surgery to repair perforated intestines.  After a week in the hospital, Pat is back home now recuperating but hopes to ride again soon.  In the meantime the rest of the gals of Builders Site Protection will be here to help you

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Builders Site Protection help remodelers meet EPA lead abatement requirements

Builders Site Protection is helping remodelers meet the new EPA requirements for lead abatement that begin April 1, 2010.  As a distributor of coveralls, respirators, safety glasses, zipwall dust containment systems and plastic sheeting, Builders Site Protection can supply remodelers with the protective products they need in order to safely remodel in building with lead based paint.  We've been getting lots of calls lately from anxious remodelers and have responded by making sure we can share our knowledge and the EPA requirements for products that will become mandatory as of April 1st.  Give us a call today if you have any questions on what products you will need as well as additional information about the new law.  We're here to help. Call us at 866-788-6886 or visit our website at today for more information

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Jamb Protection product a big hit with customers

We've added a new jamb protection product to our lines and it has been working out very well for our customers.  It is molded plastic with a soft, foam interior and we've now sold hundreds of boxes.   These jamb protectors can be reused many times making them very cost efficient over time.  They are packaged 10 per box and are 72" high.  Let us know if you would like more information on this product or any others  -Alex

By the way, we don't know who this guy is as the pic was sent from the manufacturer.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pet Damage in the making!

Sure they're cute but these cats are wrecking havoc on this door and jamb.  We're launching a new product line specifically to address the concerns of pet owners damaging homes.  From door protection to jamb, and floor protection we will be able to help customers who call to complain about their pets.  Great idea Carole! 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hayward Lumber expands Surface Protection Space in Santa Maria Store

Ellen stopped by the Santa Maria store of Hayward Lumber this past Holiday Season to check out the new displays of Surface Protection.  We heard she also stopped by Paso Robles for a little wine tasting!  One of the perks with outside sales......-Cathy