San Diego Plumbing Contractor 858-736-4028 San Diego's Premier Plumbing Contractor 2014-10-01T18:08:15Z WordPress http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/feed/atom/ Administrator <![CDATA[Del Cerro Pilates Studio Project Complete]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=236 2014-10-01T18:08:15Z 2014-10-01T18:06:22Z https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pilates-Fusion-Del-Cerro/858199054191475

Our project in the Del Cerro area is complete.
My client off Navajo Rd. is running a special for new clients if you live or work in the area.
Mention Nexus Plumbing for special pricing. 5 Reformer group classes for $29.00

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Administrator <![CDATA[“Rebuilding Together”]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=230 2014-09-18T19:35:02Z 2014-09-18T19:35:02Z Please pass this on to those in need. If you are a homeowner and need help with home repairs “Rebuilding Together” may be able to help. They offer FREE year round minor home repairs to those in need.
APPLY NOW 619-231-7873
http://www.rebuildingtogethersd.org/our-partners.html

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Administrator <![CDATA[HiCaliber Horse Rescue – Help Needed]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=224 2014-07-29T21:10:37Z 2014-07-29T21:10:37Z HiCaliber Horse Rescue is a rescue with a 501(c)3 application pending that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and responsible placement of horses. They have lost their lease and need to move. This means relocating 48 rescued horses.

How can you help?

Donate (time, funds or supplies)..get the word out. Please pass this on to friends, family and co-workers.

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Administrator <![CDATA[Attention All Project Manager Hopefuls- Scholarships Available]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=216 2014-01-30T19:49:41Z 2014-01-30T19:49:41Z The EGCA Foundation along with the AGC San Diego Chapter will be offering 2 full scholarships for the Annual AGC San Diego Construction Project Management (PM) Training Program

The applicant need not be a past EGCA
or current AGC member to apply.

The Scholarship committee will accept resumes, referral letters, and applications from:
Any qualified small, local company demonstrating the need for help, and the desire to provide continuing education and specialized training to a key individual to help grow their business.
Any individual candidate looking to advance their career, and demonstrates the desire to provide current and/future employers added value.
The applicant must demonstrate
the following:

How being certified PM will change their value and enhance their current employment.

How this scholarship will allow them to attend a necessary course they would otherwise be unable to afford.

Communicate their long-term goals and business development strategies.

Clearly showcase their history and past achievements, and successes through a written resume.

Identify a specific project their employer would have had the opportunity to bid, but were unable to successfully bid due to their size, and/or lack of a qualified PM.

Along with a resume and application, the individual must provide a referral letter from their employer stating the reasons the employer feels the applicant is a qualified candidate and their understanding of the commitment required to successfully complete the course. The letter must also state why they feel having a certified PM will help them achieve their company goals.

Course Syllabus
Print Detailed Syllabus

Intro to Project Management
* The Ten goals of every PM – Team Building
* Understanding the Owner’s perspective and the design team
* Plans and Specs – Blueprint reading – Issue Identification
* How to create an effective Project Management Template\

Preconstruction planning & scheduling
* Bidding – Procurement – Contracting Processes
* Killer Contract Clauses – Legal issues
* Creating the CPM Schedule
* The preconstruction meeting

The Business of Project Management
* How a Construction Company Really Works
* Budget Control and Earned Value Management

Personal Development
* Oral Communication & Presentation skills for PMs
* The Power of Effective Meetings
* Written Communication
* Project Documentation-logs, forms, letters & RFIs
* Management Reporting
* Essential Management Skills
* Marketing for Project Managers
* Time Management
* Effective Negotiating in the Construction Arena
* Problem Solving and Decision making

Managing Resources and Processes
* The relationship between GC and Subs
* Handling Subcontractor defaults
* Practical Use of the CPM Schedule
* Short Interval Planning
* Effective Site Management
* Equipment Utilization
* Quality Control – Working with Inspectors
* Effective Change Management – Change orders
* Claims avoidance
* Dispute Resolution
* Project Closeout

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=67d91b8c-df78-40a8-8b08-715cbdc9f8cf&c=032e7550-60aa-11e3-a44a-d4ae527b79b7&ch=03bf6ab0-60aa-11e3-a505-d4ae527b79b7

]]> 0 Administrator <![CDATA[Recently Completed]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=211 2014-01-21T00:37:02Z 2014-01-21T00:37:02Z We Recently Completed a New Restaurant in La Jolla
Check it out

http://sandiego.eater.com/archives/2014/01/14/go-greek-at-la-jollas-new-barleyanfigs.php

]]> 0 Administrator <![CDATA[FREE OFFER – SDG&E]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=207 2013-10-26T01:01:15Z 2013-10-26T01:01:15Z Before you light your first fire of the season or turn up that furnace get a free appliance check.

Keep your natural gas appliances in safe working condition. Sign up for an appliance check-up online. It’s a convenient way to schedule and manage your request. This service is free of charge.

http://www.sdge.com/serviceorders

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Administrator <![CDATA[High Water Bill This Month?]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=202 2013-04-25T18:11:46Z 2013-04-25T18:11:46Z As summer approaches and we don’t usually think about our water bill until it comes. If it is higher than normal it does cause some to consider why?

Some culprits are refilling your pool to normal levels, house guests or kids home from college, watering dry landscape but sometimes it may be caused by broken irrigation valves or a possible leak in your plumbing system.

Take a look at the following article and call Nexus Plumbing 858-736-4028 for an estimate if you think you may have a leak.

http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/press/2013/highwaterbill.pdf

]]> 0 Administrator <![CDATA[Smart Meters are coming to San Diego Water]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=198 2013-04-18T18:45:42Z 2013-04-18T18:40:55Z Smart Meters have slowly taken over San Diego for both Electrical and Gas meters.

Many have seen there rates sky rocket but few know why and although there is much controversy over the health implications of the installed smart meters many people are still unaware if they even have one.

Well now the smart meters are coming to residential water meters as San Diego chooses Itron to supply its water meters.

http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/3862-san-diego-chooses-itron-for-smart-water-meters.html

Love them or hate them they are on there way to your doorstep.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/smart-water-meters-take-hold-in-california/

http://stopsmartmeters.org/how-you-can-stop-smart-meters/

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Administrator <![CDATA[Local students in Space….]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=193 2013-04-08T20:22:43Z 2013-04-08T20:22:43Z Students launch NASA science project into space

This is an amazing accomplishment from a group a local students that have invented and created a piece of technology adopted by NASA and launched into space.
Way to go kids!

Full Article

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/mar/05/students-launch-nasa-science-project/

“4S RANCH — Maranatha Christian High School in 4S Ranch launched a science project into space as part of a NASA experiment. Students formed a team to work on NASA’s request for proposal to develop an inexpensive, light weight, energy efficient, carbon dioxide sensor for use in future missions, such as to Mars.

Maranatha‘s team simulated a small high tech company to produce the sensor for NASA.

The student’s experiment is aboard NASA’s Falcon X rocket that left Cape Canaveral Florida on March 1.

Nine students worked together to create the experiment’s physical, mechanical and software design and create the design of the circuit board. To save space and reduce cost, the experiment had to fit inside a 12 centimeter long tube, called the Micro-Lab.

After the space capsule docked with the International Space Station, an astronaut started monitoring the experiment and sending back live data to students, who communicate via Skype with the astronaut.

Six other schools from across the country are also sending up experiments to the space station.”

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Administrator <![CDATA[San Diego is about to get a little sweeter..]]> http://nexusplumbing.com/blog/?p=187 2013-03-12T17:57:30Z 2013-03-12T17:57:30Z As many business are packing up and leaving California..(Kashi cereal company packed up this week) some are still interested in the So Cal market.

“Palm Beach, Florida–based Sloan’s Ice Cream—a luxury brand combining flavors with over-the-top aesthetics, including bold pink and neon green walls and heaping amounts of candy, toys, and homemade ice cream—announced it has signed a franchise agreement with local businessman and entrepreneur Larry Greenberg.

Terms of the agreement include Greenberg opening multiple units throughout Southern California. Site selection is underway, and Greenberg plans to open his first Sloan’s later this year.

“When I first stepped inside a Sloan’s store, it was love at first sight,” says Greenberg, a longtime business developer in Southern California with more than 40 years of diversified ownership experience.

“The creativity, energy, and brilliant presentation of Sloan’s lured me in, and the ice cream is beyond incredible,” he continues. “Plus, the store is simply magical—a fantasyland atmosphere that took me back to the good old days of my childhood. In short, I didn’t want to leave the store.”

And soon he won’t have to. Greenberg has acquired the development rights to build and operate Sloan’s Ice Cream stores throughout Los Angeles, as well as in San Diego and Orange Counties. Greenberg’s target is to open multiple units across Southern California in the next five years.

Greenberg has extensive experience acquiring exclusive franchise rights to multiunit development projects. He has a successful track record building out territories, which includes seven Edible Arrangement retail locations and one shipping center, located across San Diego and Riverside Counties.

What drew the seasoned business developer to Sloan’s was the pursuit of an ideal ground-floor opportunity. Greenberg combed through trade journals and the Web for a company with a track record of success in its local market and one beginning its journey in franchising.

Through his search, he came across a South Florida–based company, Sloan’s Ice Cream. Since opening its first store in 1999, Sloan’s has become a palatial tribute to ice cream with four locations in South Florida and nationwide expansion plans to add 200 franchise units in the next five to seven years.

The stores Greenberg develops will include the treats and atmosphere that has provided Sloan’s its cult following around the globe.

“Simply put, we created Sloan’sto be a dreamland for everyone, kids and adults of all ages, and our focus has never changed,” says Sloan Kamenstein, founder, owner, and a classically trained chef who honed his craft at London’s Le Cordon Bleu culinary school and trained in kitchens throughout France.

“One taste, sniff, and glimpse of Sloan’ssends the senses soaring,” he adds. “The time has come to share Sloan’s yumminess beyond South Florida, and we’re thrilled about adding our first stores in California, and doing so with someone as gifted in business growth as Larry. With his qualifications, Sloan’s has a bright future in sunny Southern California.”

Kamenstein himself has designed the complete menu of ice cream, candy, and sweet treats. These include dozens of flavors such as Tracy’s Scrumptious Pretzel (caramel ice cream with milk chocolate–covered salty pretzels and peanut butter swirls), Cookie Monster (made with homemade chocolate chip cookies), and Mom’s Apple Pie (apple pie ice cream with pieces of homemade apple pie).

Ideally suited for experienced restaurant, retail, and hospitality franchise investors, as well as husband and wife teams and multigenerational investment groups, Sloan’shas demonstrated a track record of achievements in every economic climate.

Owners of Sloan’s franchise units will receive ongoing training and support, along with invaluable insight and leadership from Kamenstein and his franchise development team.”

http://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/socal-entrepreneur-delivers-sloans-ice-cream-cali

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