Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Builders Site Protection Honored as 2011 Waste Reduction Awards Program Winner

Builders Site Protection is proud to announce that we have been distinguished as a winner of CalRecycle's 2011 Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP). WRAP is a program from California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery which encourages businesses to implement policies to reduce waste and divert trash from landfills. Builders Site Protection went to great lengths to increase environmentally-friendly company policies. We diverted thousands of pounds of waste from landfills by reusing supplies and recycling as much as possible. We increased our green product line and encouraged customers to purchase reusable products made from recycled materials such as Doorguard, Edge Pro, and Clean and Safe. CEO Pat Mullen states, “Builders Site Protection is thrilled to be recognized as a low-waste producing company. This year we have further developed our green product lines, increased company recycling, and encouraged our customers in the construction industry to go green. We are proud to serve as an example of a successful green surface protection company.”

For more information visit our website at www.buildsitepro.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Responsible Builders Guide to Surface Protection for Hospital Renovation Projects

Heather recently published an article that describes the best way to contain dust during hospital renovation projects. Minimizing dust created from renovation activities is critically important because sensitive patients may become more sick or even die from toxic mold or other harmful particulates. Builders Site Protection has products such as mobile containment units, ZipWall systems, fire-resistant plastic sheeting, shoe covers, and many more protection products which will help prevent the spread of dust. Check out the original article at the blog title link!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

12% Increase in New Construction During October

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Builders Site Protection is pleased to announce just in time for the holiday season that October saw a 12% surge in construction. The majority of the surge comes from new commercial projects in the manufacturing and energy sectors, but there was a slight uptick in residential construction as well. More construction means more jobs, so hopefully these new projects will help struggling families find work. Builders Site Protection wishes the very best of luck to all our valuable customers!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

US Adopts National Green Building Code

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) was approved last week after two years of development. The Code applies to all new and renovated commercial buildings and residential buildings over three stories high. Unlike LEED, which is entirely voluntary, the IgCC creates a mandatory floor with enforceable minimum standards. This mandatory floor includes specific requirements for site development and land use, energy and water efficiency, air quality, and a 50% diversion of construction materials from landfills. Local governments and states have the choice of adopting the IgCC. Once implemented, it’s enforceable. The IgCC will go into effect beginning in March 2012.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Apartment Complex Boom of Seattle, Washington

CEO of Builders Site Protection Pat Mullen just returned from a trip to Seattle, Washington where there is currently an apartment complex construction boom. Possibly as a result of the shaky economy, most General Contractors in the Seattle area have given up constructing luxurious high rise condos and have turned to building more modest apartments. According to customers, this phenomenon is not limited to Seattle; Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California are experiencing similar transitions. Although many of these apartment complexes are in the early stages of construction, the GCs that Pat spoke with are planning on using plenty of surface protection in the next few months. Builders Site Protection looks forward to helping our customers address any surface protection issues. As the largest West Coast surface protection supplier, Builders Site Protection has everything contractors need to prevent damage to valuable fixtures.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

According to Customers, Coveralls are Great for Halloween!

The gals at Builders Site Protection recently spoke with a customer who purchased protective coveralls a few weeks ago for a job. He said that when he was in a bind the day before Halloween, he used the coveralls and a respirator as a scary costume! Surface Protection Expert Heather did the same thing at a Halloween party last Friday and the costume was a great hit. We are happy that our customers are finding many different ways to use our surface protection products. We hope that everyone had a happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Builders Site Protection Volunteers at Tour de Fat San Diego

The gals at Builders Site Protection volunteered at Tour de Fat San Diego for the second year in a row on October 1st. The Tour de Fat festival, put on by New Belgium Brewery, celebrates biking and promotes greater public awareness of bike safety issues around the country. Of course, New Belgium beer is also celebrated! Pat, Heather, and Alex greatly enjoy biking and are proud to support greater protection for bicyclists on San Diego’s roadways.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Not a single door damaged at the Omni Hotel using Builders Site Protection's Doorguard!

Builders Site Protection provided the general contractor for the thousand-room Omni Hotel in Dallas, TX with Doorguard™ door protection in December of last year. Pat recently visited Dallas to check out the progress and see how the Doorguard™ worked out in protecting the hotel’s doors from damage. The general contractor stated that although there were thousands of doors installed the Omni Hotel and it was an extremely busy jobsite, not a single door needed replacement! Builders Site Protection is very proud to have created such a highly effective and reasonably priced door protection product.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Coastal Cleanup Day a Great Success

The gals at Builders Site Protection had a wonderful time participating in Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday September 17th. The generous donation that Builders Site Protection provided to the Lake Poway cleanup site helped volunteers collect hundreds of pounds of trash and recycling. Builders Site Protection is happy to have contributed to improving the quality of San Diego’s inland and coastal waterways and looks forward to helping again next year.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Builders Site Protection Donates Materials for Coastal Cleanup Day

Great news for the San Diego environmental community! Builders Site Protection will be donating reusable materials for the 2011 Coastal Clean-up Day at Lake Poway on September 17th. Coastal Cleanup Day is a global effort to clean up polluted waterways and prevent trash and runoff from reaching the ocean. Last year, 152 countries and over nine million volunteers collected 145 million pounds of trash on a single day. Builders Site Protection will supply Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers with five-gallon buckets for trash and recycling collection. Providing volunteers with buckets that can be reused for other purposes prevents the need for plastic trash bags, which are one of the most common types of marine pollution. Builders Site Protection's valuable donation will contribute to reducing plastic waste generated by cleanup activities.

Our own Surface Protection Expert Heather Ley will be site captain for the Lake Poway cleanup effort. For more information about Builders Site Protection or how to volunteer at Coastal Cleanup Day email Heather at sales@buildsitepro.com

Monday, August 15, 2011

Builders Site Protection Announces Scholarship Recipient

Builders Site Protection is pleased to announce that a winner has been selected for the 2011 Young Entrepreneur Business Scholarship. The winner is Steven Gehlen, a smart and highly motivated undergraduate at the University of Oregon pursuing a degree in Business Management. Steven is determined to start his own business in the near future and has even developed a business plan for his future endeavor. Builders Site Protection was inundated with qualified candidates but Steven's vision and enthusiasm made him stand out from the crowd. Builders Site Protection is thrilled to provide financial assistance so that Steven can pursue his goals.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Protectionettes ride the Tahoe Rim Trail

The protectionettes were out riding in the Tahoe area recently and busy mountain biking as many trails as possible.  As always, the girls obeyed the trail signs and used good riding technique to protect both the trails and the surrounding environment.  Fortunately no one was hurt the entire trip and the gals had a great time.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

EPA Rejects Additional RRP Compliance Rule for Paint Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that they have rejected a proposed ruling to add additional lead paint testing requirements to the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. The proposed rule would have required contractors to take extra steps to demonstrate that lead paint dust in the work area was below regulatory levels. These extra steps include mandatory dust wipe testing and additional clearance requirements. The rule was widely rejected by contractors as an unnecessary extra expense.
Although contractors do not have to comply with these additional regulations, the RRP Rule is still being enforced. Builders and remodelers must contain hazardous lead paint dust and protect workers from lead inhalation. Builders Site Protection has dust barriers, personal protection, and the Lead Ready™ containment kit that will guide contractors through the process and help them maintain full compliance every step of the way. For more detailed information, call Heather or Pat at 866-788-6886 or visit the Builders Site Protection website at www.buildsitepro.com.

Link to EPA Rejection Announcement:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Builders Site Protection Protecting the Federal Courthouse in Downtown San Diego

Builders Site Protection has begun supplying surface protection products to the general contractor building the brand new San Diego courthouse downtown. The window mullions are being protected by Builders Site Protection’s threshold tape, which is a thick, durable, UV-resistant tape that can be used for all kinds of surfaces. The $361 million dollar federal courthouse has recently been honored as one of the US government’s best new federal buildings. The courthouse was designed by Richard Meiers and Partners and is expected to open in 2012.

Builders Site Protection is excited to help the GC protect the valuable finishes of the courthouse and looks forward to supplying them with much more surface protection as the project progresses.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Surface Protection featured during ON THE HOUSE radio podcast

Builders Site Protection's very own Pat Mullen was interviewed during the ON THE HOUSE radio special at the recent PCBC show.  During the radio show, Ms. Mullen discussed the benefits of using surface protection.  The professional contractors and radio hosts were especially interested in lead containment and toilet protection.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Linus Pauling Center using Surface Protection from Builders Site Protection

     Builders Site Protection is providing Surface Protection for the new Linus Pauling Science Center at Oregon State University.

The new 105,000-square-foot building will house the Linus Pauling Institute, chemists from the College of Science, and contain classroom and laboratory space for students and researchers studying chemistry, biology, and life sciences.

The $62.5 million Linus Pauling Science Center is OSU's largest-ever academic building project. Funding for the new facility represents a public/private partnership including $31.25 million in state bonds, a $20 million grant from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, and a gift of $10.65 million from Al Reser '60 and Pat Reser '60. In addition, some 2,600 other donors have made gifts totaling more than $21 million to support the educational and research programs that will be housed in the building.

Scheduled for completion in spring 2011, the facility honors the legacy of Dr. Linus Pauling '22, a pioneering chemist and the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Builders Site Protection will be exhibitor at upcoming PCBC show in San Francisco

Builders Site Protection will be an exhibitor at the renowned PCBC show in San Franciso, June 22-24. 

PCBC: The Home of Innovation

The pacific coast has long been defined as one of the great hubs of innovation. From technology to the green movement, the region doesn't just buck trends, it defines the future. Nowhere is this more evident than the building industry, where the community of builders, developers, building scientists, architects, environmental engineers, landscape companies and manufacturers collectively and collaboratively pushes the envelope on what makes up the space we live in. This community is PCBC, which brings its innovative approaches to:

Architectural and design innovation

Environmental and sustainable building practices

The integration of new technologies into homes and the building process

The adoption of a community-centric approach to home building

PCBC was launched in 1959 as a small educational conference at the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Since then, through economic good times and bad, the show has continuously evolved to become homebuilding's most innovative event - a place where the industry's most influential trendsetters gather to share ideas and information.

The economic challenges of the last few years and their impact on the housing sector in particular, have highlighted the importance of innovation both in the market and at the event. By focusing on innovation, PCBC attendees are helping pave the way for a recovery in the housing market.


What is the net impact of PCBC? In a word: inspiration. The inspiration of a community of innovative individuals gathered at their premiere annual meeting. The inspiration generated by motivated professionals learning from category experts and industry leaders. The inspiration of buyers meeting sellers of next generation product innovations. Whether your company sells products that are used in homebuilding, or products designed to enhance the lives of people who occupy those homes, PCBC will provide the inspiration to move your business forward.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Pre-Cleaning Before Renovation Could Save Contractors Money and Time

Good news for remodeling contractors! According to an EPA study, pre-cleaning a jobsite to minimize dust before beginning work can ultimately save money and time and significantly reduce lead hazards. Known as the Dust Study, EPA officials performed twelve interior and exterior renovation activities on fifteen vacant houses and documented pre and post renovation lead levels. Lead levels in houses that were not pre-cleaned prior to renovation were significantly higher than those that were: as much as twenty to thirty times higher. When a home was pre-cleaned and renovators complied with RRP dust control requirements, lead levels were reported as almost statistically non-existent.
The Dust Study indicates that if an area contaminated by lead dust is pre-cleaned before renovation activities, RRP compliance procedures may be reduced or even eliminated if lead levels are below the standard of toxicity. This will ultimately save contractors significant time and money in cleaning, collection, and disposal of lead paint chips. It also confirms that using heavy duty plastic sheeting, HEPA vacuums, and lead dust wipes further reduces lead levels. These products and many other RRP compliance products are available through Builders Site Protection.

For more information about how Builders Site Protection can help you meet the RRP Rule, call Heather at 866-788-6886 or visit www.buildsitepro.com.

For more information about the Dust Study, check out the following links:

Pre-Cleaning can save Money and Time during RRP

Link to EPA Dust Study:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Builders Site Protection, Leader in Surface Protection Products, Announces Young Entrepreneur Business Scholarship

Never Stop Learning!
      Surface Protection Experts at Builders Site Protection are offering a one-thousand dollar scholarship to students pursuing a degree in business. Applicants must be U.S. college students with the intent to start a small business in the future. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2011.


 View the press release by using the link.  For application and requirements please email heather@buildsitepro.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Product! Non-Adhesive Carpet Protection

Builders Site Protection has a brand new product! The non-adhesive Velcro® carpet protection is a perfect alternative to standard carpet films. It holds firmly to low pile and commercial carpeting using Velcro® strips, which have no risk of adhesive transfer like some low quality films. The non-adhesive carpet protection is easy to reposition and is even reusable! So far builders have been very excited about this new product and is receiving rave reviews. To request a sample of the Velcro® non-adhesive carpet protection or try a roll for yourself, call Heather or Pat at 866-788-6886 or visit www.buildsitepro.com.


Friday, April 15, 2011

RRP Rule Compliance is Good for Business

Check out Heather's latest article describing the importance of complying with the EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Remodeling contractors ignoring the new requirements may be losing out on business and risking huge fines. Here are a just a few of the many reasons to take the Rule seriously:


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Con Expo/Con-Agg Show a Success

Heather and Pat are happy to report that the Con Expo/Con-Agg trade show in Las Vegas, NV last week was a great success. Our surface protection products a hit with general contractors, decorative concrete businesses, and specialty trades. Our brand new Velcro® brand non-adhesive carpet protection was particularly popular. The non-adhesive carpet protection is a fantastic new product that protects carpets without risking adhesive transfer, like many protective films do. It latches to low pile carpeting using Velcro strips and is perfect for long-term protection. For more information about the Velcro® non-adhesive carpet protection, check out our website at www.buildsitepro.com or call Heather or Pat to learn more.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Come visit Builders Site Protection at the Con Expo Show!

Next week, Heather and Pat are off to Las Vegas for the annual Con Expo show. The show runs from March 22nd-26th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We will be featuring our surface protection and lead containment products. We hope to see some of our loyal customers and perhaps meet some new ones! The Builders Site Protection booth will be located in the South Hall at space 12836. Please stop by to visit – we look forward to helping you with all your surface protection needs.

Con Expo website: http://www.conexpoconagg.com/

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lead Ready Video on YouTube

Click on the following link to check out Builders Site Protection's instructional video about the Lead Ready containment kit.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTokPR4VsfE

Heather explains the benefits of the kit and describes the purpose of each item included. Included in the kit are safety products, lead clean up supplies and the notifications contractors need to comply with the EPA's RRP rules.
Heather will be happy to answer any questions you may have-give your surface protection product supplier a call today!

Friday, February 25, 2011

BSP supplying Pacific Northwest schools and hospitals with surface protection

Pat recently traveled to Seattle, WA and Portland, OR to check out a few new construction projects that need Builders Site Protection’s award-winning surface protection. Builders Site Protection is currently supplying Coverguard surface protection to the Lakeside school in Seattle, where Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allan went to high school. The school is building a new state-of-the-art media center and used Coverguard to protect the counter tops. The Pacific Northwest is experiencing an increase in hospital, school, and government building expansion and renovation projects. Builders Site Protection looks forward to supplying high quality and cost effective surface protection products for each of these projects.

Also, since many of our northwest customers are on the forefront of saving the environment, we have also joined the cause to limit construction waste and save trees.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

FREE 20-ft. Roll of Ram Board for Stopping by the Office!

Builders Site Protection is giving away a FREE 20-ft. roll of Ram Board floor protection for customers who stop by the office to pick up temporary surface protection. We would like to thank San Diego area builders for supporting small local businesses. Builders Site Protection is happy to provide the very best in customer service and we look forward to helping you meet your protection needs.

This product is also made from 99.7% recycled cardboard and can be recycled itself!  Please help the environment by recycling this product when finished.  

Visit us at:

Builders Site Protection
1340 Specialty Drive, Suite F
Vista, CA 92081

Give me a call if you get lost – the Builders Site Protection office can be hard to find!

- Heather

Friday, February 11, 2011

BSP Supplying surface protection to Father Joe’s Village in San Diego

Builders Site Protection is happy to announce that we are the preferred temporary surface protection supplier for the Father Joe’s East Village expansion project in downtown San Diego. Father Joe’s is dedicated to providing San Diego’s homeless population with food, shelter, and other essentials. Roel Construction, one of San Diego’s largest general contractors and big supporters of Builders Site Protection, has taken on the project. Roel has already purchased our door jamb protection and is planning on using our Doorguard™ door protection. Roel’s superintendents are very happy with the quality and durability of Builders Site Protection’s surface protection products and appreciate our great customer service.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Home improvement tips: how to hire a good contractor

Remodeling a home can be stressful, especially when your contractor is unreliable. Finding the right person to undertake your project can make the difference between a smooth, successful remodel and a hellish one. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind:

1)      Talk to friends and family to get recommendations and referrals. Check out online resources such as www.yelp.com or www.angieslist.com to get a good idea of which local contractor is right for your project.
2)      Get at least three written estimates. Make sure the contractor does a thorough evaluation on what needs to be done. After choosing someone, make sure to draw up a written contract specifying materials, warranties, timetables, subcontractors, and other important information.
3)      Make sure the contractor and their subcontractors are insured. If they are not, you could be liable for paying workers’ compensation. Also, check with your insurance company to ensure you are covered for any injury or damage that may occur.
4)      Insist the contractor uses surface protection. This will prevent valuable fixtures from being damaged and will ensure your project is completed on time and within budget. Visit www.buildsitepro.com for effective surface protection  products that will help your project run smoothly

Source: Fifield, Will: “How to hire a good contractor.” The Federal Citizen Information Center (www.consumeraction.gov

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Camp Pendleton Military Housing Project

The housing complex seen here will help to accommodate an expected increase in the number of troops at Camp Pendleton over the next four years. The project is still in its early stages, but already Builders Site Protection is supplying products to protect shower pans, windows, and floors. Superintendents on the jobsite report that they are very happy with Builders Site Protection’s products and customer service and plan on using our products throughout the project. We look forward to seeing how the project progresses and will keep the blog updated with photos!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Builders Site Protection's Texas Trip

Alex at a jobsite in San Antonio, TX

The gals at Builders Site Protection recently traveled to three Texas cities to meet with customers and check out new construction projects. Visiting jobsites in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio in only four days was a challenge but Pat and Alex made a great impression. After stopping by the Koontz-McCombs Broadway condominium project in San Antonio, superintendent Chester Carougthers said that he loves Builders Site Protection and looks forward to using our products in phase two.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pat's White Christmas in Truckee, CA

Brrr! Pat’s dog Cali hangs out next to the Builders Site Protection company car – buried under three feet of fresh powder! Pat vacationed in Tahoe over the holidays and got to snowshoe, ski, and enjoy a white Christmas with family. While she was there it snowed several feet, which made for excellent skiing! Unfortunately, it also buried the company car in a snow bank. Despite that inconvenience, Pat had a great trip and is looking forward to visiting Tahoe again soon.

Monday, January 3, 2011

CALGreen California Green Building Code Effective January 1, 2011

Attention California builders and contractors! California’s aggressive green building initiative became effective on January 1st and requires all new construction projects to adhere to mandatory guidelines on issues ranging from water efficiency to indoor air quality. All areas of the construction industry from architects to developers are responsible for complying with the new guidelines. Both commercial and residential construction projects must meet Code requirements. The CALGreen Building Standard is the first state-wide green building code in the nation. To learn more about the CALGreen Code, visit the California Building Standards Comission at www.bsc.ca.gov