August 12, 2020

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.FOR A CENTURY, THERE HAS BEEN ONLY ONE WAY TO MEASURE A ROOF: unload a heavy duty ladder from a truck, physically climb up on the roof and measure every inch of it by gingerly walking across treacherous areas

Bill Heath does not have a bust in baseball’s Hall of Fame, but he hit it big by managing money as a financial advisor.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.

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IF BILL HEATH’S CAREER IN THE BROKERAGE INDUSTRY MIRRORED HIS DAY AS A MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER, he probably wouldn’t be handling millions of dollars in assets as Chairman and CEO of Barrington Financial Advisors.

Heath was an All-American catcher at the University of Southern California who languished in decaying, one-restaurant minor-league towns for five years. When he finally did make it to the major leagues in 1966, he wound up playing for four teams in a span of four years.

“My big-league career,” he says, “didn’t go quite as I expected.”

Janet Shalin and Stone Décor provide superior stone product at wholesale prices as well as unparalleled craftsmanship and customer service that leave customers in awe.

By Adrianna Mazzotta, California Business Journal.


When Janet Shalin was shopping for a new stone countertop for her kitchen, she discovered that some stone companies were “cutting corners” on craftsmanship to save money and “jeopardizing” client trust.

So what did she do?

She started her own company.

ArmorLite Technology Creates Greenest Roofing Product, Revolutionizing Archaic Industry.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.

NOTHING HAS BEEN MORE UN-GREEN AND UN-ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY THAN THE ARCHAIC ROOFING INDUSTRY, which for more than 100 years has been defined by unsafe, landfill-cluttering, energy-inefficient products like asphalt, metal, wood, clay, and concrete.

But ArmorLite Roofing Technology has changed all that — forever. The Santa Ana, California-based company has made one of the biggest breakthroughs – if not the biggest — in the history of the roofing industry by developing the greenest, most environmentally-sustainable roofing material ever.

First U.S. Film Company Established To Document and Educate LEED-Rated Buildings.

By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal.

greenribbonwaterdropsEVERY DAY, THE PUBLIC IS BOMBARDED with news, emails, websites, articles and government messages about being green and the effects it has on our planet. Most people are overwhelmed and still ask, “What exactly is green and why should we care?”

So Cynthia Ross decided to create a business that would deliver information to the public that would help them understand the overwhelming world of green. That organization is Green Ribbon Productions, the first U.S. production company exclusively devoted to creating films that document and educate LEED-rated buildings, green-approved products, services, and events has been established.

Exclusive (k) is a creative retirement savings plan than enables self-employed business owners to put away up to $40,000 per year tax deferred.

By Adrianna Mazzotta, California Business Journal.

One of the most attractive retirement investment vehicles for entrepreneurs and self-employed business owners is Exclusive (k), an innovative retirement program that enables businesses owners to put away up to $40,000 of net profits per year.

What makes Exclusive (k) even more enticing is that self-employed business owners can deduct all the contributions to the plan.

Considering all the benefits of Exclusive (k), it’s not only surprising but somewhat remarkable that so few people are still unaware of it.

SureCoat Systems’ Revolutionary Exterior Wall-Coating Texture Has Transformed the Building Industry.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.

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IMAGINE ELIMINATING CRACKS, CHIPS, PEELING, and the need to paint and re-paint your home.

Imagine no longer.

SureCoat Systems, a leading texture-coating company, has unveiled a revolutionary exterior wall-coating product that “will transform the building industry forever,” according to Jesse Martinson, Vice President of the Orange, California company.

Rae Douglas has impacted thousands of families and children as Director of Fairmont Private School’s Citron Campus. Students at top level universities started their path to success in her dynamic and innovative programs.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.

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At a private school that sends students to top universities like Harvard, MIT and Stanford, the daily victories of the pint-sized students Rae Douglas welcomes to school each morning might seem insignificant.

After all, many of her preschoolers are just mastering potty training and her kindergarten students are just starting to read. It’s a small start on a long and competitive road, but according to this former teacher and school director, it’s the start that matters most.

“Preschool is my passion,” says Mrs. Douglas, who emigrated from New Zealand with her husband and two children in 1979. She taught kindergarten in the Garden Grove school district for nine years before accepting an administrative position at Fairmont’s Citron campus. Her love for the ‘little ones’ has grown into a purpose, a profession and a passion.

Imagine making your very own wine – by yourself. Now you can – and surprisingly it’s not in Northern California’s Wine Country.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.

Purple Feet manager Judy Slaton (L) and asst. manager Alissa Slaton (R) 1THE SPRAWLING AND MAJECTIC WINE COUNTRY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA OFFERS EVERYTHING FROM scintillating, romantic views to tasting the finest wines on earth.

But one thing you cannot do is make your own wine by yourself, bottle it yourself and slap on your own self-designed label.

However, you can do that at Purple Feet in Huntington Beach, Calif., which is a world away from California’s royal wine country.