Santa Rosa, CA, December 21, 2009 — John Farrow, President of Farrow Commercial, has recently been named Lead for the Regulatory sub-content group within the Construction and Design Committee for the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Farrow will guide the Regulatory sub-content group as it advises ARDA members not only on construction issues but also on changing regulatory issues and national construction guidelines affecting them. Farrow will also direct committee members in both ADA and FHA building guidelines, along with fellow ARDA members from the legal profession.
Commented Farrow, “I am honored to accept this important position within ARDA. Many members do not recognize that there is an ongoing legal battle in some states whether or not a timeshare resort has ‘transient’ guests. When a resort property is impacted by ADA or FHA legislation, this issue can have a significant affect on a host of construction and design directives. We are currently working with several attorneys who specialize in this field and share their knowledge with our members.”
According to attorney Rosemary O’Shea of Baker Hostetler, “As a fellow team member, we are lucky to have John Farrow as our lead. He brings a great deal of energy, together with his expertise on renovations and other construction issues to the group.”
Added Margit Whitlock AIA, Chairman of the Design and Construction Committee, “John has the unique ability to offer solutions that work aesthetically as well as functionally, benefiting both the developer client and the ultimate guest. We are honored to have him on our committee.”
Farrow Commercial, Inc. of Santa Rosa, California, in conjunction with its affiliate companies, has specialized in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance within its ADA Division for more than 15 years. The company provides a complete ADA analysis, consultation, design, permitting and construction package to bring a property up to date and into compliance and is also highly respected for their commercial refurbishment, remodeling, and addition projects.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990-91 (ADA) is a civil rights law, requiring compliance from all public facilities. Since timeshares, hotels and resorts are public facilities with transient lodging guest rooms, they are required to comply with the ADA. Contrary to popular opinion, there is no grandfathering of existing properties; a facility is either in compliance or not in compliance. While “grandfathering” is a common belief within the industry, this is not correct.
For the past several years, Farrow Commercial has worked with timeshare resorts across the country, helping them to bring their properties into Federal and local compliance. Although they are based in California, Farrow works nationally and either has or obtains the appropriate general contracting licenses and insurance requirements for every state in which they work.
For more information, contact John Farrow at 707-591-0225 or visit www.FarrowCommercial.com
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