Success Stories

CATT is recognized as a critical stakeholder in the Truckee-Tahoe region. Since its inception in 1998, CATT has worked with local decision-makers and staff from the various government agencies to insure that the voice of the building industry is heard. Just as significant, CATT has become the face of the building industry to the media and the public.

Some of CATT's Accomplishments in 2013 are:

  • Distributed 20,000 copies of the Building & Remodeling Guide around the area
  • Held four Mixers (May-July-September-October) to help members get to know each other
  • Presented three “New Member Orientations” (February-April-October) to help members maximize benefits
  • Emailed 91 Jobs to Bid exclusively to CATT members
  • Hosted more than 12 classes led by members to enhance skill levels and knowledge on specific topics
  • Celebrated our 15th Anniversary by holding a public  party with trade show, lunch, dinner, and live band 
  • Worked with the Joerger Family to receive a donated parcel for a “shared sites” building in Truckee
  • Performed community service throughout the year by sponsoring the Green Building Symposium at the Truckee Home Show, serving on the Speaker Committee for Good Morning Truckee, and cooking and serving breakfast for the Sierra Senior Services fundraiser in December
  • The CATTPAC webpage was updated with endorsements, activities, and a donation function
  • C.A.T.T. Community Project assisted with the re-painting of the McIver Dairy and construction of a base to display the Victory Highway Eagle Monument
  • The Remodel Committee held its first shotgun tournament – a successful fundraiser generating more than $6,000 for the Committee’s advertising campaign
  • Hired a consultant to scrutinize mitigation fees being increased by North Tahoe Fire Protection District
  • Secured a two year phasing in of a mitigation fee increase adopted by the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District  
  • Attended numerous meetings and commented repeatedly on the TRPA Code of Ordinances, securing positive changes on deck coverage, solar and green roofs, and construction BMPs
  • Participated in TRPA policy discussions about residential allocations and affordable housing
  • Obtained relief language from the Town of Truckee on inspection requirements for Forced Air Units
  • Gained an important change to Placer County policy on fencing around pools and spas
  • Set up a Legal Defense Fund to receive specific donations targeting government regulation and fees