DIG Award Continues ECA Legacy

By |2023-05-05T02:03:35-07:00April 30th, 2023|Blog|

Perhaps the most enduring legacy of ECAis destined to be our DIG Award created by Tom Malloy in 1987 recognizing Dignity, Integrity & Generosity – DIG. The award was designed to honor those who have committed their careers and lives to the betterment of the water, sewer and storm drain industry in Southern California.

Selling Your Business, Having a Backup Qualifier & An RME on Multiple Licenses

By |2023-03-15T05:04:04-07:00April 15th, 2023|Blog|

Answers are not always yes, or no. Sometimes, it depends! Let’s talk stress reduction with a qualified answer for one contractor and end the drama for another…  Q: I am interested in selling my contracting business. If I sell, do I keep my license number, or does it go with the sale? A: It depends [...]

Ninth Circuit Puts An End to California Interference With EmployerMandated Arbitration Agreements

By |2023-03-15T05:02:19-07:00April 10th, 2023|Blog|

Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismantled AB 51, a California law forbidding employer-mandated arbitration agreements, which some regarded as a thinly-veiled attack on the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). Chamber of Commerce v. Bonta (February 15, 2023) – F.4th – Case No. 20-15291. At this juncture, most California employers can safely require employees [...]

ECA Contractor Chuck Pfister Remembered

By |2023-03-15T05:00:33-07:00April 5th, 2023|Blog|

Charles Pfister, Jr., a lifelong resident of Upland, and founder of C.P. Construction, Upland, passed away on February 18, 2023, at the age of 92. He fought a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. Charles, (or Chuck, as he was called by his friends), was born on June 4, 1930, at San Antonio Hospital [...]

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