News Briefs

Contractors cited

July 29, 2015 — 

The Nevada State Contractors Board cited two northern Nevada contractors for violations:

First Americans, based of Reno, had its license revoked for contracting beyond the scope of its license, failure to include the license number or monetary limit on a bid or contract, willful disregard of the state’s building laws, failure to maintain a bond, and failure to establish financial responsibility. The company was fined $3,250 and assessed investigative costs.

Shane Robert McGuire, DBA: Irish Green Lawns, based out of Reno, had its license suspended for substandard workmanship, failure to take corrective action, failure to comply with a request from the Board for information or records, willful disregard of the state’s building laws, failure to include the Residential Recovery Fund information on a contract or proposal, failure to include the license number or monetary limit on a bid or contract, contracting beyond the scope of the license, and failure to establish financial responsibility. Licensee was fined $4,350 and assessed investigative costs. A current financial statement must be provided and fines and costs must be paid within 180 days or the license will be revoked.

Caliber buys Gilson

July 29, 2015 — 

Caliber Collision Center, an auto body franchise based out of Lewisville, Texas, has purchased Gilson Auto Body in Carson City.

Q&A with labor commissioner

July 28, 2015 — 

Sutton Hague Law Corp. hosts a live Q&A With Nevada Labor Commissioner Shannon Chamber presented by attorneys Brett Sutton and Jared Hague along with Nevada Labor Commissioner Shannon Chambers. The live Webinar topics will include 2015 legistlative session developments, New regulations under consideration, enforcement, and common employer mistakes. The webinar will be held from 12:00-1:00pm on August 11th. The cost is $45 per line. Can’t attend the live webinar? CD’s and MP3 recordings are available for $30. Please visit our website at for any further questions or call Taylor at 702-270-3065 or email

Executive peer group forming

July 24, 2015 — 

Dennis Pellegrino and Vistage Worldwide, Inc. are forming an Executive Peer Advisory Group in the Reno-Sparks area. The peer group brings CEOs and owners together to use their experiences to help each other address opportunities and tough issues. At Vistage we use proprietary processes to ensure our confidential Peer Advisory Boards of non-competing members provide each other a broad range of ideas to help them optimize opportunities. For details, email or go online at:

ABoxAbove deal

July 24, 2015 — 

ABoxAbove Tournament, a Reno-based product of Root-2, LLC, a company that provides innovative solutions for sporting events has an agreement with with Active Network to launch a new software solution to manage High Intensity Fitness competitions.

Florist's top award

July 22, 2015 — 

Sparks Florist, Inc. took first place in the annual Reno Rose Society’s annual Rose Competition in the professional division, July 11 at the McKinley Arts Center.

The winning entry, designed by Design Manager Tony Fiannaca featured roses with a “Steam Punk” theme.

TMCC building name

July 22, 2015 — 

The new Truckee Meadows Community College health science site at Redfield Campus has been officially named the William N. Pennington Health Science Center. The Center is scheduled to open on August 31 for the fall semester, and will house nursing, certified nursing assistant, radiologic technology, and veterinary technician programs.

Stan Can awards

July 21, 2015 — 

Stan Can Design, a Reno-based creative advertising and marketing firm, has been awarded five VMA Showcase Awards by the Visual Media Alliance.

The awards honor print and design excellence throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Stan Can received three gold, one silver, and one bronze showcase awards. All three Gold entries received special recognition from the VMA judges, including a specific award for “Most Paradoxical” awarded to their poster design for the DICE 2014 Design Conference.

Miles Construction project

July 21, 2015 — 

Miles Construction has been retained as the general contractor for a 2.3-acre multi-purpose athletic field being built at Sierra Lutheran High School in Carson City.

The project’s completion is targeted for fall 2015.

Basin and Range Organics meeting

July 21, 2015 — 

The new nonprofit, Basin and Range Organics will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 24 at 1365 Corporate Blvd., in Reno. Friday’s meeting can be seen via video conferencing at the Natural Resource Conservation offices in Yerington, Fallon, Minden and Las Vegas. For teleconference instructions, call Clint Koble at 775-857-8500 ext. 129. For additional information email Pat Lynch, advisory board secretary, at

Dickson's ranking

July 20, 2015 — 

Dickson Realty, headquartered in Reno, was ranked as the number 216 real estate firm in the United States in sales volume and number 266 based on the number of closed residential transactions in 2014 according to RISMedia’s 2015 Power Broker Survey, distributed in early January.

TMT workshop

July 20, 2015 — 

Truckee Meadow Tomorrow presents a workshop on what impact the drought on various aspects of the region, including business.

The workshop, which inclu9des a panel discussion, is slated for Thursday, July 30 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Truckee Meadows Water Authority office, 1355 Capital Boulevard in Reno.

The workshop is free to TMT members, although attendees are asked to give a $10 donation to the organization.

For details or to RSVP, contact Angela Fuss at

Mustang Ranch honored

July 20, 2015 — 

The Mustang Ranch, a brothel based in McCarran, was named “Nevada Brothel of the Year” at the annual CWMG Group banquet at Tamarack Junction July 19.

The CWMC Group is social media company that supports legal prostitution.

Wide Awake retained

July 17, 2015 — 

Wide Awake, a marketing and innovation agency for gaming properties with offices in Reno has been retained by River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Okla., as its marketing agency of record.

Wide Awake will be working with River Spirit to develop brand strategy and communications campaigns that will support the expansion of the new Margaritaville at River Spirit Resort & Casino in Tulsa.

Wide Awake is part of The Glenn Group Companies.

Diamond Peak perks

July 17, 2015 — 

Diamond Peak Ski Resort has introduced Bonus Resort Credit, resort coupon books, ticket packages, and additional bonus lift tickets deals to its 2015-16 ski season.

Details are available at

NMA award

July 17, 2015 — 

The Nevada Museum Art was awarded the “Best Social Event Production of the Year” award at the National Association of Catering & Events annual gala.

NMA was honored for its “The 36th Star: Nevada’s Journey from Territory to State” exhibition and event.

RTC project honored

July 17, 2015 — 

The Regional Transportation Commisssion’s 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project was honored with a Transportation Planning Excellence Award by the United States Department of Transportation.

The RTC’s project is only one of eight nationally to receive the honor.

BAWN's new members

July 15, 2015 — 

New members of the Builders Association of Western Nevada are:

Sparks: Summit Ridge Construction, AMCE Texture Source LLC.

Carson City: Peak Construction.

Gardnerville: Clark Builders Inc., Jeff Hall Construction, Inc.

Incline Village: Robert Morken Construction Inc.

Lamoille: B3 Glass LLC.

SNC contract

July 13, 2015 — 

Sierra Nevada Construction won a contract for $1,080,007 from the City of Sparks for a variety of street rehabilitations. The project will remove and replace rundown curb gutter, driveway approaches, sidewalk ramps and reconstruct the roadway with new asphalt on Glen Martin Drive from Glen Vista Drive to Goldy Way, Glen Martin Court, Glen Molly Drive from Glen Vista Drive to Goldy Way, Glen Molly Court, William Morby Drive from Howard Drive to E. York Way, Ralph Court, Carvin Court, Glen Valley Drive from Glen Vista Drive to William Morby Drive, North Truckee Lane from Baring Boulevard to Glen Meadows Drive and Pascus Place.

Dickson Realty honors

July 13, 2015 — 

Dickson Realty has been named the top residential real estate company in the Reno/Tahoe region in 2014 based on the number of sides the real estate firm represented either the buyer or the seller in a transaction, according to a study by REAL Trends, a source of analysis and information on the residential brokerage industry.

The rankings were part of REAL Trends annual study, which audits and verifies all numbers to ensure accuracy in its rankings.

Dickson Realty was also the market leader in Reno/Sparks for both the residential and luxury home market for both number of sales and sales volume during the first six months of 2015 according to the Northern Nevada Regional MLS. According to NNRMLS, Dickson realty had a 17.2 percent market share in Reno/Sparks for homes in all price ranges, and a 45 percent market share in home sales more than $1 million.

Catalytic chosen

July 13, 2015 — 

Catalytic PURE AIR LLC of Reno, has been chosen by Konocti Vista Casino Resort in Lakeport, Calif., to supply 30 air purifiers for their gaming environment to improve indoor air quality and reduce smoke.

Konocti Vista Casino is a supplier of Nevada style slot machines.

Fortifiber's new product

July 8, 2015 — 

Fortifiber Building Systems Group, a Fernley company that develops systems and applications that protect structures from moisture, has introduced its new product, WeatherSmart Drainable.

WeatherSmart Drainable is a solution that keeps structures dry and channels liquids away from surfaces.

Eide Bailly adds Kyazma

July 8, 2015 — 

Eide Bailly LLP, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Reno, Fallon and Elko, has added Kyazma Business Consulting of Lehi, Utah, to provide software capabilities to its customers.

Kyazma, a Cloud computing consulting firm, will implement Salesforce software to Eide Bailly’s technology consulting practice.

New Farmer's Insurance office

July 7, 2015 — 

Brian Andrews has opened a Framer’s Insurance Group office at 425 E. Long Street in Carson City.

New Carson Chamber members

July 7, 2015 — 

Brian Andrews with Farmer’s Insurance Group and Imagine Magazine Monthly are new members of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

The Nest featured

June 30, 2015 — 

The Nest in Reno, a vintage boutique founded and owned by Tessa Dee Miller, will have items featured in the August catalog of the national brand Anthropologie.

Contractors cited

June 30, 2015 — 

Two northern Nevada contractors were cited by the Nevada State Contractors Board.

Kurt Karl Krug, DBA: Great Basin Deck & Shade, based out of Mound House, was found in violation of acting beyond the scope of the license, failure to pay for any materials or services, failure to provide required mandatory disclosures to the homeowner, and failure to establish financial responsibility. It was fined $5,000 and assessed investigative costs. Licenses are suspended until fines and costs are paid. Failure to comply within 60 days will result in the revocation of both licenses.

Alternative Drilling Company, LLC, based out of Lamoille, was found in violation for failure to establish financial responsibility. It was fined $500 and assessed investigative costs. The license is suspended until a current financial statement that supports the license limit is provided to the board.

KPS3 honored

June 30, 2015 — 

KPS3 Marketing was honored with two awards during the Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association (AMA) 2015 Ace Awards on Thursday, June 25.

KPS3 received the Best in Web and Digital award for its website, It also won the Best Integrated Marketing Strategy award for its work with Nevada Health Link.

Panattoni moves

June 30, 2015 — 

Panattoni Development Company, Inc., has moved to a 1,671-square-foot location at 980 Sandhill Road in Reno.

LOORR Home opens in Reno

June 30, 2015 — 

LOORR Home, a merchant of mid-century modern furniture, unique gifts, home accents and one of a kind treasures, has opened at 3368 Lakeside Court in Reno.

The store owned by local native Robbie Loose and New York fashion stylist, Ray Oliveira will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found at

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