April 2016 Building Buzz

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WELCOME SPRING

WELCOME HOME

2016 SPRING PARADE OF HOMES APRIL 28 - MAY 1 Details on page 5

Mandan’s Community Policing page 6

Stormwater Permits, page 8 Free Marketing Tactics, page 12


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New Members & Anniversaries February 2016 New Members BNI Coal, Ltd | Wade Boeshans www.bnicoal.com | Landscaping

Alliance Real Estate - Deorah Ellison www.alliancere.net

Paragon Granite | Michelle Bachmeier www.paragongranite.net

Time to Renew!

Members with April Anniversaries. Renew by April 30, 2016. BSC Carpentry | Earl Torgerson Carpentry Work

City Air Mechanical, Inc. | Heather Jones www.cityairmechanical.com Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning Dakota Awards, Inc. | Dick Townsend www.dakawards.com Marketing/Advertising or Public Relations

First Class Finishes, Inc. | Wayne Schumacher firstclassfinishes.com | Drywall Installation Granite Creations, Inc. | Shawn Orbeck www.granitecreationsonline.com Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership)

Integrity Landscapes, LLC | Brandon Bailey www.integritylandscapesllc.com | Landscaping

Knife River-North Central | Patrick Jennings www.kniferiver.com Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Concrete Work Lowe’s | Daron Knodel | www.lowes.com Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Flooring Coverings (Retail Dealership) Masonry/Stone Work/Tile Setting/Plaster

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Montana Dakota Utilities Co. | Jayden Veil www.montana-dakota.com | Utilities

One Source Lighting | Wayne Solberg www.onesourcelighting.com Planner or Designer | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Security Systems Plains Commerce Bank Loan Production Office | Chris Vinson www.plainscommerce.com Mortgage Banking

Puklich Chevrolet | Heidi Baszler www.puklich-chevrolet.com

Rock Solid Engraving | Rex Wheeler Landscaping

Sparling Construction, Inc. | Todd Frietag www.sparlingconstruction.com Single Family | General Contracting Remodeling-Residential | RemodelingCommercial

Zimmerman’s Furniture | Gene Zimmerman www.zimmermansfurniture.com Planner or Designer

PRESIDENT Greg Zenker Ferguson Enterprises Phone: (701) 663-2446 1ST VICE PRESIDENT Shannon Reichenberg Diversity Homes Phone: (701) 220-8177 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Lynn Klein Gate City Bank Phone: (701) 355-7633 Nathan Jones Tollberg Homes Phone: (763) 205-2037

Wade Vogel Premier Homes, Inc. Phone: (701) 226-1809 Brian Eiseman Stoneshire Builders Phone: (701) 471-6935

PAST PRESIDENT Drew Knutson Knutson Homes, Inc. Phone: (701) 258-3464

SECRETARY/TREASURER Susie Franklin Choice Financial Phone: (701) 595-2624 Paula Haider Haider Glass Specialties Phone: (701) 250-6787 Chad Moldenhauer K & L Homes, Inc. Phone: (701) 258-4584 Jeff Sattler Sattler Homes Phone: (701) 255-7628

Bill Schmid Townsquare Media Phone: (701) 250-6602

Steelhammer Joins Bianco Realty Bianco Realty is excited to announce the newest REALTOR® to join their company: Renee Steelhammer. Renee looks forward to helping you with all your Real Estate needs, achieving your dream of home ownership and providing a Tradition of Excellence!

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President’s Letter

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ello Fellow BMHBA Members.

April is here and that means the start of the construction season. The past couple of weeks I have seen excavation for water and sewers in both Mandan and Bismarck, landscaping companies performing that needed grass and bushes clean up. What a wonderful sight! I hope there are a few April showers to bring us May flowers.

The Parade of Homes is at the end of this month and at the last count we had over 40 homes in the parade. Over the last few parades we have had a parade app showing the location of each home and valuable information for that home, be sure to download that to your smartphone. Thank you to our builders who were able to participate in this year’s spring parade. We continue to collect information for the new 2015 building code revisions. Please remember that we will be asking for input before those revisions become codes. This will help us be proactive with the building officials to help limit the new codes increasing unneeded costs. In March we were able to meet with our North Dakota Congressional leaders in Bismarck for Bring Housing Home. In that meeting we were able to give them information that 25% of a new home’s construction costs are strictly for regulation and become expenses that have little return on investment. We are very fortunate that our Congressional leaders also lead the charge nationallly to change these regulations.

Greg Zenker President

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Greg Zenker Board President


SPRING PARADE OF HOMES NEARS The Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association is proud to present our annual Spring Parade of Homes. It is evident that local building professionals have been busy this summer and I am certain our communities will benefit as they showcase more than 40 homes in this Spring’s Parade of Homes. Our builders have worked hard to deliver each beautifully crafted home in price points everyone can appreciate.

By Dennis Kraft 2016 SPOH Chairman

Our fully-loaded parade boasts 34 homes in Bismarck, 6 in Mandan and 1 in Lincoln. This year’s variety of homes is sure to offer something for everyone with homes priced from $238,850-$992,000; with the median home price of $389,900. Whether you are ready to buy, build or remodel the parade is an excellent source of inspiration and access to local builders. This season’s event will run Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1. Specific dates and times are as follows: • Thursday, April 28 from 6-9 p.m. • Friday, April 29 from 6-9 p.m. • Saturday, April 30 from 11-5 p.m. • Sunday, May 1 from 12-5 p.m. Tickets are available at any home on the Parade route for just $10 each, children 18 and under are free. The tickets are good for admission at every home and are valid for all four days. Take advantage of our of our popular Parade of Homes smartphone app – ParadeSmart - that provides attendees with turn-by-turn directions, home details and builder profiles. The app is a wonderful tool that we encourage everyone to access. It’s a resource to use before, during and after the event. Free of charge, the app is available for Apple and Android devices by searching “ParadeSmart” in the App Store. As always, we are grateful for this year’s prize sponsors: Magi-Touch Carpet One Floor & Home and Blue Hawk Audio & Video. Each sponsor is giving award a price package value at $1000. Everyone is eligible to win by completing the contact information on your parade ticket and dropping off at your final parade home. On behalf of the Parade of Homes Committee and the BismarckMandan Home Builders Association, I welcome you to step inside the homes of the 2016 Spring Parade of Homes. We are simply thrilled to see so many wonderful homes in this Spring’s parade and I can personally assure you that they will not disappoint!

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CITY & COUNTY BISMARCK PARKING LAW CHANGE Owners of campers, boats, and trailers are advised to keep in mind the parking ordinance change that occurred last year regarding parking on public right of ways. Under the new law it is unlawful for anyone to park or leave standing on any public street or highway in the city any boat, snowmobile, bumper pull travel trailer, fifth wheel trailer, pull type camper, pickup camper, motor home, house car, bus, mini motor home, or trailer for a period longer than fortyeight hours consecutively. Any person violating this section is subject to a fine of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per each day of violation.

Any unit found to be in violation of the forty-eight hour parking ordinance will be marked with a red warning tag advising of the violation and that the unit has to be moved a minimum of 1300 feet from its original parking spot. If the unit is not moved a parking ticket will be issued.

It should be noted that if the unit is still not moved after a parking ticket has been issued it can be towed by the Police Department, which will incur more costs to the owner.

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MANDAN ADOPTS COMMUNITY POLICING MODEL The Mandan Police Department implemented a new organizational structure in March. Police Chief Jason Ziegler expects the community policing model to improve services provided to the community by balancing the division of labor and streamlining communication. He says the model also allows for more flexible scheduling, which will help address manpower needs.

The model divides the police department into two bureaus, enforcement and support. A deputy chief is appointed to command each bureau. • The enforcement bureau is responsible for patrol operations, warrant services and calls for service. The bureau is overseen by Deputy Chief Jason Bier. It includes 27 sworn officers, including two lieutenants and four sergeants. It is divided into two platoons. Each platoon is divided into two squads. • The support bureau handles investigations and support services, such as youth services, school resources, recruitment, evidence and training. The bureau is overseen by Deputy Chief Paul Leingang. It includes two investigators, two lieutenants, two sergeants and a school resource officer.

Jason Ziegler Mandan Police Chief

The new approach divides budgetary and operational responsibilities. Ziegler says it also promotes succession planning and empowers officers to succeed in current and future capacities. For more information, visit www.mandanpd.com.


CITY & COUNTY TOMANEK NAMED ASSISTANT CITY ADMINISTRATOR Jason Tomanek, 39, a senior planner for the City of Bismarck, was named the assistant city administrator. Bismarck City Commissioners interviewed five candidates for the position including Tomanek.

The City of Mandan Community Beautification Committee and Mandan Progress Organization are seeking volunteers to pick up litter on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at Dykshoorn Park on west Main Street. Wear long pants and bring protective work or gardening gloves.

Tomanek will complete a master’s degree in business from the University of Mary in April with an emphasis in project management and employee retention, and holds two bachelor’s degrees; one in landscape architecture and one in environmental design from North Dakota State University in Fargo.

“I am deeply humbled by this opportunity and truly look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. I am excited to continue working for the City of Bismarck in this new role and eager to help this community to continue to progress and grow in the years ahead,” said Tomanek.

As assistant city administrator, Tomanek will coordinate and direct the development of departmental goals, interdepartmental operations, and policies; aid in strategic planning activities, operations and policies within the city’s public service

Jason Tomanek Photo courtesy Bismarck Tribune

departments, manage the development of efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, promote cooperative activities and act as a communication liaison with citizens.

BE A POLL WORKER Our community needs people like you to work as a poll worker on Election Day. Burleigh and Morton Counties recruit and train more than 200 citizens within the community each election cycle. Being a poll worker is a great way to meet new people, network with local entrepreneurs and help your neighbors. What a rewarding way to help your community! County election officials will teach you everything you need to know to do the job and be a part of an Election Board. The Election Board checks voters in

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED APRIL 30

at the polling place, explains how they cast the ballots, and completes tasks at the end of the night to close the polls. Just a few requirements need to be met to be selected: • You must be a US citizen; • at least 16 yrs of age; • and, a resident of Burleigh or Morton County

Upon being selected, you will be required to...

• attend a short training; • participate in setting up the precinct on Election Day; • and be willing to work the entire day.

Contact Burleigh County at 222-6718 or Morton County at 667-3300 for details.

Organizers have a goal of recruiting 200 volunteers. Volunteers will be treated to lunch after the event and will have a chance to win prizes donated by local merchants and organizations. To sign up, visit the “Meeting and Registration” section of www.cityofmandan.com. The alternative date in case of inclement weather is May 7.

CITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE Lincoln is hosting its city-wide rummage sale next month. Sales are advertised for: • May 13 - 3-8 p.m. • May 14 - 8 a.m.-7 p.m. • May 15 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

We are excited and honored to have Sherri Woehl join our team of Real Estate Professionals. Call Sherri to answer all of your Real Estate questions. Sherri Woehl (701) 319-0284 201 West Front Avenue 701.223.6654 www.century21morrison.com

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BMHBA NEWS QUICK AND EASY PERMITS FOR STORMWATER

GET UP TO SPEED ON SPRING CODE CHANGES The Spring Building Officials Roundtable is April 14. This event is a perennial sellout so get your seats now. Representatives from various departments will serve on a panel to talk about changes this construction season when it comes to codes, inspections and paperwork.

Lunch is included and RSVP’s are required. The Building Officials Roundtable is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bismarck Public Works Building. Each member gets one free admission and additional registrants are $10 each. Register online at bmhba.com/events. More than 300 registrants, including 25 from the BMHBA, tuned in on March 15 to get the details about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new, streamlined single-lot permit template designed to meet federal stormwater management requirements.

Right now, home builders in the four states that EPA directly oversees on stormwater − New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Idaho, as well as Washington, D.C. − can start using the new compliance template. But more than half the callers who participated in the webinar are regulators: water quality officials interested in figuring out how to apply the streamlined template in their own jurisdictions when their programs are up for their every-five-year EPA renewals.

The simplified template introduced in December is “a game changer,” said Greg Schaner, attorney advisor for EPA. Cutting its size from about 100 to less than 20 pages is expected to save home builders time, money and environmental consultant fees. According to ND Stormwater Program Manager Dallas Grossman, North Dakota has authority to manage the EPA’s

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stormwater program. As a result, they have state-specific requirements that were incorporated into a new ND SWPPP template that is now online at https://goo. gl/GIZ9Ve.

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“It [the EPA’s modified SWPPP] is not perfect yet,” said NAHB Program Manager for Environmental Policy Eva Birk, who worked closely with EPA to advise them on the new template. “But it’s a great first step.” “We still have a long way to go to revamp duplicative and confusing compliance processes on water – our builders want clean water in their communities,” Birk continued. “They also want common-sense regulations that you don’t need a doctoral degree to unravel. NAHB is happy to be facilitating the conversation with EPA around how we can move in this direction at the national level.”

Locally, the BMHBA is working with the state to compare both plans to see if they can be further condensed.

Executive Officer (EO) Dot Frank dined with fellow EO Betty McDonald in Grand Forks. The two shared updates about association activities and spoke about best practices. North Dakota is home to six local associations: the BismarckMandan Home Builders Association, Forx Builders Association, the HBA of Fargo-Moorhead, the Minot Association of Builders, Dickinson Area HBA and Williston Area Builders Association. Find links to all of the locals at ndbuild.com.


BUILDERS ASSOCIATION CLAIMS 11 LANES

The BMHBA’s annual Bowling with the Builders event was held at Midway Lanes on March 22. More than 55 members filled 11 lanes to take aim at winning the individual high score and high team awards. Participants enjoyed traveling tacos, drinks and time networking. Congrats Bill Dean of New Vision Security on earning the high score and Hopfauf Custom Builders for taking the team title! We’re also grateful for our event sponsors: Gate City Bank, Hopfauf Custom Builders and Kahm Construction.

BOARD MEMBERS ATTEND PRAYER BREAKFAST

BMHBA President Greg Zenker, 1st Vice President Shannon Reichenberg and Past President Drew Knutson attended the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast last month along with EO Dot Frank.

The event featured keynote speaker Hattie Kaufman and was attended by business and community leaders from across the state.

MEMBERS MEET DELEGATES

Three more reasons to get active in your HBA: Congressman Kevin Cramer, Senator John Hoeven (via Kristen Hamman) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Members from across the state shared their support for our delegates’ work in Washington and urged them to continue the good fight for housing at the Bringing Housing Home event, which coincided with the North Dakota Association of Builders spring board meetings in Bismarck in March.

MEMBERS GET TIME WITH ND ATTORNEY GENERAL

Attorney General Wayne Stenejhem visited with North Dakota Association of Builders board members during their spring board meetings in March. The AG talked about ways his department works to protect home buyers and preserve the integrity of upstanding builders in the state. April 2016 | Building Buzz

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NATIONAL NEWS

STARTS REACH HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE NOVEMBER 2007 Nationwide housing starts rose 5.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.178 million units in February, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. Singlefamily production increased 7.2% to 822,000 units, its highest level since November 2007, while multifamily starts edged up 0.8% to 356,000 units.

What does home building mean to you? If you are a kid, NAHB wants to know.

“February’s single-family gains indicate that this sector is strengthening in line with our forecast,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “As the U.S. economy firms, job creation continues and mortgage interest rates remain low, we should see further growth in housing production moving forward.”

Whether they are part his dad, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. of our business or just in our hearts, home building is about family. Let’s capture the great work our craftsmen and innovators do through the eyes of our children. Here’s how:

“This month’s report is consistent with positive builder sentiment and other economic indicators showing that the housing market continues to recover at a gradual pace,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady.

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NAHB KIDS TO SHINE IN NEW CONTEST

Combined single- and multifamily starts rose in three of the four regions in February, with the West, Midwest and South posting respective gains of 26.1%, 19.9% and 7.1%. The Northeast registered a 51.3% loss.

A decline in the volatile multifamily sector pushed overall permit issuance down 3.1% in February. Multifamily permits fell 8.4% to a rate of 436,000 while single-family permits ticked up 0.4% to 731,000. Regionally, permits increased in the Northeast by 40.4 %. The Midwest, West and South registered respective permit losses of 11.4%, 7.2% and 4.4%.

We’re asking the children of home builders, remodelers, developers, trade partners and anyone else involved in this great industry to design a poster that shows what Mom or Dad’s job means to them. We know you’re making an impact in your communities through the great work you do in housing, and we’re sure your kids know that too.

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• Ask your “NAHB Kid” (12 or younger) to design a poster. • Make sure you read the rules here.

• Ask your child to put the words, “We Are NAHB. Welcome Home” somewhere in the design.

• Take a photo of the finished work and email it to NAHBKids@nahb.org. Make sure your email also includes your name, company, HBA, phone number, and a few words about your NAHB Kid.

Judges will vote on the submissions, and the winning NAHB Kid’s design will receive $1,000. Mom and Dad’s HBA will also get $1,000. We’ll share this winning poster with HBAs across the country to use in their recruitment efforts.

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The deadline is June 24. But what are you waiting for? Ask your NAHB Kids to show their stuff. Visit http://goo.gl/gIMae5 for details.

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The latest issue of the “Construction Liability and Risk Management Update” is now available. Published by NAHB’s Office of Legal Affairs, the current issue includes coverage of fair housing and warranties along with updates on OSHA enforcement activity, worker misclassification and other concerns. Members may access the update online at http://goo.gl/5iwwUi.


A temporary stay of enforcement by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) on the Confined Spaces in Construction Standard ended March 8, 2016. The rule became effective Aug. 3, 2015.

The confined space standard applies to workers who enter spaces that are not designed for continuous occupancy and are difficult to exit in the event of an emergency, such as manholes and crawl spaces. In general, the rule requires employers to:

• Evaluate the jobsite to identify confined spaces.

• Develop a written program and permitting system for permit-required confined spaces.

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CONFINED SPACES REGULATION NOW IN EFFECT • Control physical hazards and conduct monitoring for atmospheric hazards in confined spaces that are permit required. • Provide training for confined space entrants, attendants, supervisors and emergency duties.

Builders who hire trade contractors (i.e., subcontractors) to do work in a confined space may have additional responsibilities under the new standard.

Home builders in federal OSHA jurisdictions should continue to make strides toward compliance. For specific questions and concerns about the rule or compliance, NAHB members should contact Rob Matuga, assistant vice president of NAHB Labor, Safety & Health, at 202-266-8507.

OVERTIME RULE ONE STEP CLOSER TO IMPLEMENTATION

The rule would impact employees who were previously exempt from the overtime requirements, such as construction supervisors and outside sales staff, among other administrative employees.

The new rule would double the federal overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440 and, for the first time ever, index the salary threshold annually. By 2030, employees who make less than

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In a move that could have major ramifications for members of the residential construction industry, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has sent its final rule changes expanding who is covered by overtime laws to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

approximately $69,720 would be eligible for overtime. This could force many small builders to scale back on pay and benefits, as well as cutting hours to avoid overtime requirements.

The issue is a top priority of the administration, and President Obama is racing to release the rule now in a bid to thwart potential congressional efforts to overturn the measure. It is expected that the final rule will be released in April and will likely take effect by August.

NAHB has been working diligently to fight the proposed overtime rule. NAHB Chairman Ed Brady testified before Congress last fall against the proposal. NAHB is also working with congressional allies and stakeholder groups to see that an appropriations rider to stop the rule is included in this year’s budget. While NAHB will fight vigorously, it is important for our members to be prepared.

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THE BEST MARKETING IS FREE MARKETING Donald Trump’s presidential campaign proves at least one thing: you don’t have to spend the most money on advertising to beat (at least for the moment) the competition. His advantage largely stems from the seemingly non-stop publicity in the press – publicity that costs him nothing, but has significantly more value than traditional paid advertising.

Using standard advertising rates, the media coverage Trump has received – for free – thus far in his campaign was reportedly valued at $2 billion. Yet the money he’s spent on advertising is a small fraction of that of the other candidates.

For those of us not named Trump, it’s slightly more difficult to gain media attention. But it’s still very possible, and definitely worth the effort. The keys to effective media relations include recognizing the right opportunities and knowing who to contact.

2015 NAHB Remodelers Chair Robert Criner, GMR, GMB, CAPS, knows the tremendous value of working with the media, which has long been a big portion of his marketing strategy. Criner, owner of Criner Remodeling in Newport News, Va., was recently interviewed via Skype on the Weather Channel for a segment on seasonal weather tips.

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reputation of your company,” said Criner. “It requires very little effort, and you’ll get a lot more bang for buck compared to paid advertising.”

Criner admits that being in the news won’t beef up business overnight and it can’t be your only marketing strategy. But he says it will certainly help to better position yourself as an authority on a given subject, setting you apart as the go-to professional in your area. A few pieces of advice:

Look to the local media. Local media outlets will reach a much higher percentage of your potential clients. You are also much more likely to get a response from a local reporter, and you can more easily build a rapport with them over time. Determine which news programs and publications are the most relevant to your potential clients, and then identify specific people to contact. Many reporters and editors include their email addresses on their company websites and at the end of the articles they write.

Lean on your local HBA. Leaders at your HBA can help you get started. And being affiliated with your HBA also connects you to NAHB and its staff, who can create a customized media list of reporters you might want to contact. NAHB can also supply supporting data or information to help further emphasize the significance of the story topic. Proactively pitch story ideas. Not everything is considered newsworthy, no matter how important something might be to you. Focus on recognizing unique connections

between your expertise and topics of broad public interest or timeliness (i.e., the weather, local economy, holidays, seasons, community events, etc.). When reaching out to reporters, be as brief and concise as possible. Boil down your story idea to just a few sentences explaining its significance. If you can readily provide a visual, such as high-quality photos or video, be sure to mention it. But do not send email attachments until after the reporter responds. Show some social media savvy. Being featured in a news story is just the beginning. Social media gives you the power to get some extra marketing mileage out of that story. Posting video, photos or links to the story on your company’s social media accounts could open up opportunities for follow-up interviews and lead to additional coverage.

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PROFITS MATTER: WHICH REMODELERS MAKE THE MOST When it comes to the performance of your business, size doesn’t matter. What matters is the amount of profit in your pocket. Profit envy shouldn’t be your primary motivation in running a successful business. But knowing how much the competition is bringing in can help you better gauge your financial performance and further enhance your industry intellect. NAHB is currently surveying all of its remodeler members to provide them with real-market benchmarks they can use to compare their business to others, pinpoint improvement opportunities and set budget targets.

Last year, NAHB conducted a similar survey among its builder members to develop the Cost of Doing Business Study, 2016 Edition. The study found that in 2014, single-family builders had an average revenue of $16.2 million, 9% higher than in 2012 and 130%

higher than in 2010. Builders also reported a gross profit margin averaging 18.9% and spent 12.5% of their total revenue on operating expenses. Similarly, this year’s brief survey aims to produce information that is just as detailed and accurate as it relates to the remodeling industry. It asks remodelers a few basic questions about the type of business they run, followed by a set of financial questions that can be quickly answered by referencing their company’s final 2015 income statement and balance sheet. The information is kept completely confidential. Only the NAHB research team conducting the survey will see the responses, and only industry averages will be published.

The submission deadline is April 15. For information on how to receive and submit the survey, please email NAHB’s Assistant Vice President for Survey Research Rose Quint at rquint@nahb.org.

Association Promotes Building Careers

The association set up at the ND Job Service/BMHBA Multi-Industry Job Fair in March. The display attracted the attention of many job seekers who submitted their contact information. To access a database of prospective employees, contact the BMHBA at 222-2400 or email info@ bmhba.com.

We Need Your Support The BMHBA relies on non-dues revenue, generated through events, to keep working on your behalf. Please consider sponsoring an upcoming event. Sponsorships not only ensure the association’s success, but prove to be a valuable marketing tool. Discover sponsorship opportunities at bmhba.com/events.

1965 is the Great Divide in Home Size Preferences

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It’s Not Just Business. It’s Personal.

Age clearly impacts preferences in home size, and seniors and baby boomers (those born before 1965) have different priorities than millennials and Gen-X-ers (born in 1965 or later). According to an NAHB survey of more than 4,300 recent and prospective home buyers, this older-versusyounger divide is also apparent in preferences for the number of bedrooms.

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NDAB NEWS

Volume XXIII, Issue 4

Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

Advocacy and Resources On Friday, March 11, members of the North Dakota Association of Builders came together in Bismarck to meet with Senator Heitkamp, Congressman Cramer, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, and a staff member of Senator Hoeven to discuss important home building industry policy items and to learn what our Association can be doing to offer support on these issues. This was all a part of the National Association of Home Builders Bringing Housing Arnold Karsky Home initiative where each state was asked to hold NDAB President meetings with their National Delegation. I want to personally thank all those who took time to join us for these important meetings. Along with our ND Delegation, we had special guests 2nd Vice Chairman Randy Noel, Regional Field Rep. Michael Bezruki, and Federal Legislative Manager Julies Bogue, all from NAHB, join us for the two days as well, and they told us our Board and Members represented the best attended and best prepared BHH meetings they have seen so far. Over the course of the day we not only got to put our industries views and requests front and center, we also were able to learn of many resources, individuals, and offices that work to help us in our industry. A great wealth of information was shared by Attorney General Stenehjem and I would encourage members to contact that office regularly, along with our Secretary of State’s office to get guidance in a variety of instances. Here are some of the agencies within the Office of the Attorney General, or overseen by that office. Bank of North Dakota (oversight) Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Crime Lab Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division Contractor Compliance Checks Criminal Justice Information Sharing (CJIS) Criminal & Regulatory Finance & Administration Fire Marshal ND Gaming Industrial Commission (oversight) Information Technology Licensing ND Housing Finance Agency ND Lottery Natural Resources & Indian Affairs ND State Mill & Elevator (oversight)

The Attorney General is the chief legal counsel and advisor to state government in North Dakota. He represents and defends the interests of the state (and, therefore, the people) of North Dakota in civil and criminal actions. He may take legal action to protect the state's rights, defend the actions of state officials, and ensure public order. State law prohibits the Attorney General and his staff from providing legal advice to, or representing, members of the public. As you can see, by building relationships with our elected officials at local, state, and national levels, NDAB gives a voice to our members, as well as many valuable resources. We plan to continue providing this service and look forward to hosting additional opportunities like Bringing Housing Home in the future. My final takeaway of the event is key philosophy Mr. Stenehjem shared during our visit. He and his office constantly encourage North Dakotans to “Do business locally, and with people that you know.” Our Board appreciates this sound advice as NDAB members represent and employ 77,000 people across our state. We know you are all invested in your communities and in your state. So be confident when promoting your business! Arnold

April 2016

2016 Legislative Conference The nation’s home builders and remodelers are doers. We work hard, take risks and get the job done. We are engaged in our communities, giving back day after day, year after year. We create jobs and build the homes that are the foundation of American family life. Housing drives our nation’s economy. Our industry contributes to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through private residential investment (5%) and spending on housing services (12%), representing roughly 17% of GDP in a typical year. Roughly 3.5 million people- including those who are self-employed – worked in residential construction and remodeling last year, accounting for 2.4% of the U.S civilian labor force.

Kim Schneider NDAB Executive Officer

Without a healthy housing market, the economy can’t flourish. The issues that are important to home builders, remodelers and others in our industry are the same issues that are key to a thriving economy. On Friday, March 11, members of the North Dakota Association of Builders came together in Bismarck to meet with Senator Heitkamp, Congressman Cramer and a staff member of Senator Hoeven to discuss critical policy items. This was all a part of the National Association of Home Builders Bringing Housing Home initiative where each state was asked to hold meetings with their National Delegation back in their home states. ND was proud of our meetings and the success we had in conveying our messages and the strong support of attendance from our volunteer members. Below are some of the topics NDAB covered: Reduce burdensome regulations. Most home building and remodeling companies are small businesses. We are saddled with disproportionate share of costs associated with excessive – and often unnecessary – regulations. Promote energy efficiency. We need the freedom and flexibility to build energy-efficient homes in the most cost-effective way we can. Adopt sensible workforce development and immigration policy. Properly conceived, immigration reform will help our industry fill open jobs, boosting our nation’s economy. Protect middle class tax breaks. The mortgage interest deduction is a key to the financial well-being of the middle class. We also need tax credits to encourage production of housing for less fortunate families. Address soaring health costs. Enable small businesses to help employees with healthcare costs through the use of Health Reimbursement Arrangements. Senator Heitkamp was the lead sponsor on this bill and we thanked her for her work! Enact housing finance reform. The nation needs federal backstop that provides for a reliable and adequate flow of affordable housing credit in all economic and financial condition. Our voices were heard thanks to the many members that took time away from their business and partake in these important meetings. Thank you to all the volunteers and the National Delegation for taking the time to meet with us.

Kim Schneider

Back your PAC … your PAC backs you! NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Political Action Committee. It is a non-partisan political action committee that provides support for candidates who are friends of the building industry. Contact NDAB at (800) 326-4746, (701) 222-2401 or info@ndbuild.com to contribute or learn more! North Dakota Association of Builders 1720 Burnt Boat Drive, Suite 207, Bismarck, ND 58503-0801 701/222-2401 or 800/326-4746 www.ndbuild.com

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Jackie@willistonbuilders.com Betty McDonald, Executive Officer members are gearing up to to earn triple • Plans are underway for our 5th Parade of Homes! Please contact NAHB’s Bringing Housing Home Legislative Conference. They met  Our main focus right now is on World. Jim Bisson owner of Keith’s Lock & They are a 10th newly  OurHours. Home Show is April 9thin and at remodeled spike credits compete forin prizes. join the committee or become involved 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com Jackie@willistonbuilders.com to joinand the committee or become Key will be retiring the end of December the State Meeting here in Dickinson. We with U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer and North the West River Ice Center. We currently and isWayne wonderful! be helping him celebrate arelocation looking forward toitmaking thisStenehjem. a involved inthis the It parade! 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 The Spring Parade of Homes will feature Minot Association of Builders 701-572-5744 willistonbuilders.com Betty McDonald, Executive Bryce ViceOfficer President 99Johnson, homes byExecutive 51 Builders and will Builders Minot Association of Executive Officer 701-746-4536 | forxbuilders.com 701-232-584 run April6 28 – May 1 and Mayhbafm.com 5-8. This hosting WABA welcomes new incoming board minotab.com • Executive The Structural Materials crew did a great job701-852-0496 the March Officer will be the third largest Parade in its 56

members: Lance Bevier of Tractor and 701-852-0496 ThankThe you toHours. everyone who attended ouraremodeled Builders after They are in a newly location and years. HBA of F-M will be unveiling Equipment Co.,our Joan minotab.com  We welcomed newMainwaring Executive of Officer, Awards Gala & Annual Meeting. The HBA

Parade-dedicated website, mobile itnew is wonderful! American State Bank andWe Trust Co., and Elysha Head, this month. look of F-M award winners and and Learn 19th app andcelebrated a re-vamped publication. Bob presented Radermacher of Bakken Contracting. • The Forx Builders will sponsor a Lunch forward to the exciting changes she will scholarship recipients with over 200 of its  by WeConstruction welcomed our new Executive Officer, Visitwww.ParadeFM.com orPractice search the Law Group of Zimney Foster PC LJA, was sworn in as our bring to our association! Mark Schneider, members. The awards went to Clay Parade of Homes Fargo-Moorhead Elysha Head, this month. We look incoming President at our Attorneys at Law. Attorneys Erin toZasada, Warren Roehl and Garden The HomeWABA and Show wasAnnual last Dietrich, Dietrich Inc., Builder download the app.Homes, There is also the of Meeting in November. Cassandra Marka’ presentation will be The “Nuts &will Bolts” of the Year; Paul Krabbenhoft, Coldwell month. Over 5,000 people came through forward to the exciting changes she option to tour luxury Featured Homes to BankerHome First Lien/Mechanics Associate of the Year; anticipateBill  our Topdoors. SpikesNext wereyear alsowe recognized: Construction Law. benefit Builders Care. Lien bring toRealty, our association!

Heritage Homes, BEAM; Dan Beecher, Foam Doctor’s LLC, Extra Mile; John The Home andDrywall Garden Show Koerselman, Red River &

expanding the show and introducing new Murphy and Dave Nordenstrom became Spikes in 2015! wasLife last  Special thanks to Dot Frank and the

month. www.ndbuild.com Over 5,000 people came through Dakota Association of Builders North our doors. Next year we anticipate www.ndbuild.com North Dakota Association of Builders expanding the show and introducing new

man Cramer, Area Builders Association, Home andBuilders Attorney Association of Fargo-Moorhead, & General and Attorney Northern PlumbingGeneral Supply Wayne Stenehjem

all joined Bronze Partners Wayne - Bell State Bank & us forMinot a great Stenehjem Trust, Forx Builders Association, day talking Association of Builders, ND Guaranty all joined usabout the& Title Co., ND Housing Finance Agency, for a great housing ProBuild, RDO Equipment Co.,industry. day talking & Williston Area Builders Association

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