May 2023

Bay Breeze

Charles Cates
Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.

Upcoming Events

Installation Dinner

Please join us for dinner as we honor and say thank you to this year’s CLCA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Board of Directors and welcome our new board members for 2024.

The Blue Pheasant
22100 Steven Creek Blvd., Cupertino

$45.00 – Attendee
$22.50 – Retired Life member, Student Member
No Charge – New Member (first chapter meeting), Prospective Member, Partner for Success

Holiday Celebration

Come join your CLCA friends and family for our Holiday Party at the Mountain House Restaurant in Woodside as a start to your holiday festivities. New owners, new chef, same warm and cozy atmosphere as before. Enjoy a pre-luncheon holiday cocktail, then sit down for a delicious lunch in the festive dining room amidst the Redwood trees of Woodside.

COST: $110 per person

Register online or complete the registration form, make checks payable to CLCA SFBA Chapter and return to:

Lesley Peters
185 Del Monte Avenue
Los Altos, Ca. 94022

Any questions, call or email Lesley Peters 650-444-4580 or

Entree Selections include choice of:
Red wine braised short ribs with creamy mashed potatoes and charred carrots
Mount Lassen trout with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetable
Seasonal housemade pasta (vegetarian)

Choice of creme brulee with poached pears or a selection of ice creams and sorbets

Please RSVP with your menu selection by December 1st.

Download a PDF of event details by clicking here.

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CLCA SFBA Dinner April 20, 2023

Lots of Food (provided by BBSI) Great dialogue between Speakers & everyone in attendance!

All three businessmen spoke from Experience.

Questions from Contractors were well thought out & responses from speakers were laser focused & applicable

If you missed this outstanding event, notes will be available if requested.

Three things we all NEED to START our Business AND STAY in Business.

Capital, Employees and Blueprints for Success

Work smart to manage our Capital Resources and have a Financial Partner to provide advice Clinton Pickering with Heritage Bank addressed these issues Very Clearly.

  • Big Banks vs Community Banks
  • Do you have a Line of Credit?
  • Cash Flow management

How do we Keep good Employees, attract additional team members and establish a Roadmap for Growth?

Jeffrey Aviles & Sherif Tadros with BBSI San Jose & BBSI San Mateo shared their HANDS ON approach.

  • Safety & Compliance
  • Human Capital Management
  • Blueprint for Success
SFBA Dinner

Speakers’ Contact Info:

Jeffrey B. Aviles
Business Development Manager
BBSI San Jose Office
699.900.5098 O
415.713.5960 C

Sherif Tadros
Area Manager-San Francisco & Silicon Valley
BBSI San Mateo Office
650.653.3077 O
650.559.6060 C

Clinton Pickering, CPA
Vice President
Heritage Bank
408.792.4028 O
925.984.3819 C

Delta Bluegrass Co.
Dig Corp

Partner Spotlight

April 2023 Partners Spotlight:
SiteOne Landscape Supply

This month’s Partners Spotlight focuses on Andrew Tuckman of SiteOne Landscape Supply who joined the company in the summer of 2021. Andrew is no stranger to the CLCA community having served on the Central Coast Chapter board in Santa Cruz for ten years while working at his former company Vision Recycling. Now, Andrew can be found running around the San Francisco Bay as a Key Account Manager servicing residential accounts with his passion for helping contractors grow their business. Andrew is the current Vice President of Membership for the SFBA Chapter in charge of the Achievement Awards, all chapter events, online communications, and newsletter content.

SiteOne Landscape Supply is a full service, national, wholesale company servicing the green industry with multiple branches around the Bay Area. SiteOne’s philosophy besides being a landscape supply store focuses on being a great place to work, delivering superior quality service & value to customers and being a mindful neighbor in the community.

According to Andrew when asked about his tenure with the association:

“I have had a great run from 2009 until today. Being a part of this community has been a blessing and a joy. The industry must continue to stay relevant and a clear path towards this goal is putting on local events, educating members and most of all supporting the C27 license any way possible. The industry will thrive as a result, and it becomes a win-win for all involved.”

In 2023 SiteOne Landscape Supply is positioning itself to stay proactive & diverse focusing on all lines of business including irrigation, hardscape, lighting, synthetic turf, battery powered equipment, hi-end landscape audio systems, bulk supply including aggregate, ground cover and soils.

Outside of the industry, Andrew can still be found performing with his band Bordinghouse Trio alongside Ben Bording from Cool Earth Gardens in Santa Cruz. And, with his new girlfriend who he has known since the 5th grade and has reunited recently after all these years.

For more information, contact:

Andrew Tuckman
C: 707-299-8343

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CLCA Member Benefit

CLCA May 2023 Membership 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