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Founded in 1990, and headquartered in Glendale, CA, SKSI Plans & Permits provides expert, fast, affordable and extremely accessible construction plans, engineering, Title 24 and permit expediting services for residential & commercial projects. 

SKSI helps builders, contractors, developers and property owners and managers save money and time without sacrificing quality by expediting planning and permitting for construction and property development. 

SKSI’s proprietary processes include the use of custom-developed software that streamlines the design and permit processes. 

ARYEH RIFKIN, Founder, rea@sksi.com

Aryeh Rifkin is 4th generation in the industry with 29 years of experience.  He flipped over 90 projects, closed over 5,000 mortgage loans, managed construction crews of 40+ in all divisions and developed subdivisions.  Aryeh was the Founder of the Official Lender of the Alta Vista Search Engine, Northern Light and Alexander Finance, The Loan Calculator, and Interim CEO of 1st Nations.  In the area of building materials, Aryeh founded a green building materials superstore attracting C-level participation from Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Orco Building Supply, Best Buy and Eagle Hardware.  In technology, Aryeh founded Social Dashboard and developed many apps geared towards social media management.   Aryeh overcame epic life challenges such as raising his son and rebuilding himself after stage 4 cancer.

ELIYAHU “ELI” BAITY, Accounting and Office Manager, eli@sksi.com

Eli Baity is an alumni of Pepperdine University and a native to Los Angeles. After 4 years at Wells Fargo and City Bank Eli spent 10 years in the private accounting/business management sector. Eli has worked with various clients including retail, non-profits, manufacturing, telecommunications, hospitality and currently SKSI. Eli manages accounting for SKSI and assists with project management and customer satisfaction.



CREATIVITY & PURPOSE  My introduction to creative visualization was probably around the age of 12 as a competitive water skier.  In present day, I experience the finished project before I start drawing it.  My goal is to reverse engineer the final vision balancing resale value with costs to build.  Once I have a clear image in my head of the project’s greatest genetic potential, my purpose becomes making it happen.


INTUITING EQUITY  I think like an investor because I have been around investors all my life.  I grew up in my father and mother’s very successful Real Estate and mortgage offices, which they built from scratch. I bought, designed, and remodeled my first investment property in 1990 at the age of 18.  In other words, I’m a multi-generation Real Estate professional with 29 years of personal experience.


INSIGHTFUL PLANNING  It’s not just whether something can get done, I share my opinion whether it should be done.  I take projects I believe in.  There are a million and one ways a homeowner could lose money from a construction project that started out looking simple.  Experience comes with mistakes which teach a great amount of insight.


EXPERIENCE IN THE HOT SEAT  One critical point every homeowners needs to understand is the tremendous value in working with somebody who has been in their shoes trusting their most valuable asset to a professional.  Too often, homeowners don’t see the difference between a skilled drafter with the lowest price and until it’s too late.


Aryeh Rifkin, Bellaire Estates Developer

Aryeh Rifkin, Bellaire Estates Developer

While living in Tiburon in 2004, I noticed the genetic potential of the prestigious Bellaire subdivision.  I felt the superior location and large buildable lots deserved a complete redesign, and with 181 total properties I saw tremendous potential.  After arranging...

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4 Generations of Building Bridges

4 Generations of Building Bridges

Circa 1900, my mother's family.  Grandma Gokey's father owned Syracuse Steel and Engineering.  Here's a great photo of my great grandfather with his construction crew.  He engineered, manufactured and built the steel bridges across the Erie Canal in New York. Hard to...

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Speaker with Robert Kiyosaki @ Rich Dad / Poor Dad

Speaker with Robert Kiyosaki @ Rich Dad / Poor Dad

I have spoken to crowds up to 1,000 people as a guest speaker and specialist in Real Estate investing and financing.  In this photo, I am (holding the microphone) on stage with Robert Kiyosaki, world renown author of Rich Dad / Poor Dad.  This particular event was...

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