August 2023

Bay Breeze

Charles Cates
Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.

Upcoming Events

CLCA SFBA Vendor Night
Lyngso Garden Materials
345 Shoreway Rd, San Carlos
Thursday, October 19th
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us as we celebrate Lyngso’s 70th year in business with John Lyngso and the Lyngso family! 
Vendor tables will be set up for contractors to learn about the latest in battery powered equipment, lighting transformers, drip systems, timers, turf, hardscape and tools. Take a tour of Lyngso Garden Materials and learn about bulk materials, traffic patterns around a supply yard new mulch & ground cover.

The 2024 Slate of Officers below will be presented for a vote by general membership.

Chairperson of the Board – Juan Carlos Esparza, Urbanscapes
President – Barry and Mary Cohen, Life Members
Vice President – Beth Valdez, Davey Tree
Treasurer – Scooter Wren, Peninsula Building Materials
Secretary – Jackie Marsey, Paradise Garden & Landscape
Associate Liaison Officer - Marin Villalpando, Greenwaste

A barbecue dinner will be served by Ewing. This free event is generously sponsored by Lyngso Garden Materials. CLCA Associate Members interested in a table please contact Juan Carlos Esparza

Register Here

Jim Everett Memorial Golf Tournament
Tuesday, October 3rd 2023 / 11:00am - 8:00pm
Spring Valley Golf Course, Milpitas

Join members of the CLCA San Francisco Bay Area for our Annual Golf Tournament.

Individual Entry Fee: $150 per player includes Green Fee, Cart Fee, and New York Steak or Grilled Half Chicken dinner and  PRIZES. 
Dinner Only: $55 per person
Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m.
Putting Tournament: 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Shotgun Start: 1:30 p.m. (4-Person Scramble)
Lunch will be served during registration.
Dinner and Awards Ceremony: 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Jeff Henninger or (925) 698-8295

Registration closes September 29th!

More Details & Register Here

CLCA Trophy Awards 2023

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Partner Spotlight

Horizon Distributors

The Month’s Partner Spotlight is Horizon Distributors

How to Help Your Clients Understand Smart Irrigation
While phrases like “distribution uniformity” and “precipitation rates” are common to us, it can be difficult to translate to a homeowner. Here are some suggestions for talking “smart” to your clients.
Use Visuals They Can Understand
“Changing out 10 sprays to PRS heads can save up to 30,000 gallons of water a year.” Sounds like a lot. Or is it? That number is pretty intangible. So use it in a context your client will understand. Instead, try “that’s like filling up your pool twice a year!” That’s something they can relate to.
Don’t just talk about the savings, show them.
There are a number of smart water calculators available from manufacturers and distributors that allow you to enter real-world data like cost of water per gallon, number of heads, etc. The tools are easy to use and can be entered and calculated in about 2 minutes. Start here: Selling Smart Irrigation


Contact Horizon today:

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CLCA Member Benefit

2023 Board of Directors

President – Juan Carlos
Vice President – Andrew Tuckman
Treasurer – Beth Valdez
Secretary – Open Position
Associate Liaison – Marin Villalpando

Aux President – Lesley Peters
Aux Vice President – Girvin Peters
Aux Treasurer – Rick Camin
Aux Secretary – Vicky Parrott
Membership – Andrew Tuckman