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     The Solano-Napa Builders Exchange (SNBE) offers its members services and programs that will help them obtain more work; establish business relationships with other construction companies; save money on insurance programs; and have an active voice in governmental and community affairs.


     The Solano-Napa Builders Exchange has an active Plan room with plans and specifications for building projects within our geographic area and Northern California.  The on-site Take-Off room allows members to spend as much time as needed to prepare their bids.  Plans and specifications are available during regular office hours and may be reserved for overnight and weekend use on a first-come basis.

     There is NO CHARGE OR COST to Public Agencies, Private Project Owners, Architects, Engineers, and General Contractors to place their project plans in the SNBE Plan Room. Project plans placed in the SNBE Plan Room help insure owners that their project will receive the maximum exposure possible, resulting in the lowest possible bids from responsible contractors and suppliers.


     The Solano-Napa Builders Exchange's Plan Room can be in your office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  With a username and password, you can view most active project details.  View, download, and print all job documents from your desk or office at any time of day or night.  All plans, specs, and addenda will be scanned and put on the website for your immediate use.  Jobs are easily sorted by bidding information, trades, activity, and more.  The program includes:
  • Addenda's

  • Pre-Bid Conferences

  • All project Details

  • Bidding Information

  • Bid Results

  • Plan Holders' List

  • Multiple sorting queries

Using the On-Line Planroom makes it easier to decide which project to pursue and gives you quicker access to more projects.  General and sub-contractors can review plans and instantly assess the plan's suitability.  Suppliers get access not only to the material requirements, but also the names of the contractors considering the job and the final bid results.


     The Construction News is printed weekly and provides readers with valuable information. Information includes projects to bid, location and job description, type of job, issuing office, bid date and time and bidders list. Also included in the Construction News are Building Permits, Legal Notices and Bid Results. It is sent via email to our members.

     The Construction News also contains legislative information on industry issues and concerns, commentaries, Builders Exchange activities and information on issues that affect contractors and the construction industry.


     Strength and unity are important in the construction industry. The SNBE works for the betterment of the entire industry, and provides legislative advocacy for the industry on the local, state and federal level.

     The SNBE has successfully represented its members and the industry on issues such as the consolidation of the Napa City Building and Fire Department, mandatory construction and demolition ordinances, building fee increases, Inclusionary Housing Ordinances, and issues that affect construction. SNBE has worked with the City of Napa to develop NapaMax in order to help the City achieve the mandated recycling goals.

     The SNBE is a participant in the California State Builders Exchanges and is represented in Sacramento by the prestigious firm of Kevin Pedrotti.

     Whether it is a local, county, state or national issue, SNBE is there to represent its members and the industry.


     Meetings, both educational and social are sponsored by SNBE during the year. SNBE provides the catalyst for members to communicate thoughts and ideas with fellow industry persons. Social events permit SNBE members to get acquainted with each other in a relaxed atmosphere.

     Forums are held as critical issues may determine. As with all SNBE events, all activities are announced in the Construction News and on SNBE’s web site.

     Seminars such as CPR/First Aid are scheduled regularly to ensure contractors are able to meet CAL/OSHA’s requirement of having a certified CPR/First Aid person on each job site.

     The Mechanic’s Lien Law Seminars have been very popular and fill up quickly. Watch the Construction News for the next offering.


     Advertising space may be available in SNBE’s Construction News. Your advertisement will reach firms and individuals related to construction, architects, developers, building officials and Northern California Builders Exchanges. Ads must be camera ready and must be paid in advance. Call the SNBE for rates.


     SNBE offers blue print copying service. We have the ability to reproduce plan pages for your use. Copies are for bidding purposes only.

     A photocopier is available for copying specifications or bidding documents. Cost of this service is nominal.

     Forms and books are available for purchase. SNBE carries a complete array of forms from California Preliminary 20-day Notices to Home Improvement Contracts and Notice of Completions. Uniform Building Code books can be ordered through SNBE. SNBE also carries the California Contractors License Law and Reference books, Mechanics Lien Law books. The bulletin board, in the plan room, has copies of Northern California Builders Exchanges construction newsmagazines.

     Reference Materials related to construction are available at the SNBE for the convenience of our members.

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