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Contractors State License Board Outlines New 2017 Laws Affecting California’s Construction Industry   SACRAMENTO — The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is providing a round-up of new state laws affecting California’s construction industry that take effect in the new year. Assembly Bill (AB) 1793 modifies the criteria the courts use to determine if a contractor substantially complied […] Read Original Article
THEY ARE BACK INSURANCE APPRAISAL YESTERDAY AND TODAY By: Gidon R. Vardi, Ph.D   In a December 1996 article published in Claims magazine the author declared “for better or worse the good ol’ days are gone forever. Signing an award on the hood of a truck is only a romantic notion to be resurrected someday […] Read Original Article
New reporting requirements now in effect As of Jan. 1, 2015, there is a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers are now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the […] Read Original Article
Work Matters Part C.  Beyond XL Services   Beyond our constant and professional attention to the needs of our clients and the business of our business, we are also committed volunteers in our greater community, helping to develop productive people and opportunities.  The age of entitlement and self-centeredness must end and can through experiential teaching […] Read Original Article
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE US - The short answer: 40+ years of diverse and wide range experience combined with state of the art tools and resources 1,000s of cases, Seasoned, court accepted testimony, knowledgeable, respected, effective Tried and true ethics, integrity, neutrality, objectivity Specialties include:  Construction defects, water intrusion, earthquake damage, personal injury, real estate […] Read Original Article
You may not be aware of the many services that XL Services a div. of AT Vardi, Inc. provides.   To illustrate the variety of our assignments in just one month, here are some examples of our balanced, real life construction and personal injury expert witness projects so far in October 2014:   Attend and […] Read Original Article
2013 Green Code Affecting Parking Lot Regulations – Do you know? During a recent visit to a restaurant in Agoura Hills, California this newly labeled parking space (see photo) caught our attention.   Not the same as noticing an attractive person but that’s what you see when you are a seasoned building inspector and construction consultant.  […] Read Original Article
Why Our Work Matters Part B Was it Preventable or Was it an Accident? In personal injury cases we are instrumental in separating preventable occurrence from the purely accidental.  This comes very close to helping determine what was done right and what went wrong.  Were OSHA standards practiced on the construction site? Was the surface […] Read Original Article
Why Our Work Matters Part  1 From Money Pit to “Welcome Home” and “Back to Business” In construction defect cases we are brought in when there’s a problem with a residence or building, to unravel the complexities which may include a combination of: faulty design, grading, foundation, construction methods and applications, materials and or installments, and […] Read Original Article
1971 Sylmar Earthquake When is the best TIME to prepare for an earthquake? Anytime! Please see link above for quick facts on one of the worst earthquakes we’ve had in the Los Angeles area. ODD FACT: While a pediatrician at Olive View Hospital, Debbie’s Aunt Vardi (that’s another story) Fox grabbed from the rubble this clock […] Read Original Article
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Synergy Business Connections helps businesses grow through relationship marketing and we follow the exclusive category format with one member per Conejo Chamber of Commerce business sub-category. Your business sub-category appears on your Conejo Chamber profile page, right under your business name, to see if your category is eligible. We welcome you to join us at a meeting as our guest to experience the Synergy network for yourself.

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What makes the Conejo Valley special, unique or interesting?

I like to call Thousand Oaks "the biggest little town in the country." Even though its size is well over 100,000 residents, it still has a small town feel. You are liable to see someone you know every time you go out. I also like the fact that it has protected itself from the blight that has ruined so many other communities in Southern California by restricting things such as billboards, building structure and height, paid parking lots, and corner strip malls. 

— Cary Ginell - VC On Stage