Placer County names new building chief |

Placer County names new building chief

Sun staff reports

Meeting in North Lake Tahoe last week, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved Bob Martino as the chief building official the county.

First learning construction from his father, a general contractor, Martino started his own contracting business in 1974, specializing in new home construction, remodels and small commercial construction.

In 1985 he became a building inspector for the City of Woodland, serving 19 years before joining Placer County in 2003 as the supervising building inspector for field personnel.

Martino was named assistant chief building official in April of 2005 and has served as acting chief since the retirement this summer of Chief Building Official Bill Schulze.

“Bob is well qualified, having worked with both the private sector and the City of Woodland,” said County Executive Officer Thomas Miller. “His unique expertise and understanding will enhance the department’s ability to solve problems and provide excellent customer service.”

Martino said he is excited about the opportunity.

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“Our workload remains considerably above average, and there are many more opportunities on the horizon,” he said. “We look forward to a busy and productive future.”