April 2022 Building Buzz

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BISMARCK-MANDAN HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION APRIL 2022 || WWW.BMHBA.COM


BUILDING Building Buzz is a publication of the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association.

Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association 2600 Gateway Ave, Ste 1 Bismarck, ND 58503 Phone: 701.222.2400

www.facebook.com/bmhba PROFESSIONALS BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH

PROMOTION OF

SINCE 1958.

JAMIE SCHMIDT, PRESIDENT Investcore, Inc. 1601 N 12th St. Suite 605 Bismarck, ND 58501 (701) 223-3030 jamie.schmidt@investcore.com

JOE VETTER Joe Vetter Construction 2523 Powder Ridge Circle Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 258-9394 joevetterjvc@gmail.com

JOE HILLERSON, VICE PRESIDENT Boulder Homes PO Box 1421 Bismarck, ND 58502 (701) 400-5554 boulderhomesnd@gmail.com

VICKI MORAN Hallmark Homes 3200 Rock Island Place, Suite 4 Bismarck, ND 58504-7717 (701) 471-7634 hallmarkhomes@outlook.com

AMY LARSEN, 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Apex Builders PO Box 652 Mandan, ND 58554 (701) 527-7899 amy@apexbuildersnd.com

MCKENZIE LAWLER Dakota OutdoorScapes 8351 Hwy 1804 N Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 595-0890 mckenzie@ndscapes.com

LORI WILLSON, TREASURER Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air 2510 Vermont Ave Bismarck, ND 58504 (701) 226-8810 lori@northernplains.net

RON STOTZ CAVES 1365 Tacoma Ave, Suite 1 Bismarck, ND 58504 (701) 751-1162 rons@cavesnd.com

GREG MEIDINGER, PAST PRESIDENT Aspire Homes 3313 Bayshore Bend SE Mandan, ND 58554 (701) 426-8583 greg@daretoaspirend.com

ANDREW MELDAHL Pinnacle Homes and Design 214 Riverwood Ave Mandan, ND 58554 (701) 426-0237 andrew@pinnaclehomesnd.com

BILL SCHMID Townsquare Media 1830 N 11th St Bismarck, ND 58501 (701) 250-6602 bill.schmid@townsquaremedia.com

JOSHUA JACOBCHICK JSJ Construction 714 Custer Dr. Manda, ND 58554 (701) 226-0526 jsjconst@hotmail.com

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Dawn Watson dawn@bmhba.com Office: 701-222-2400 Cell: 701-390-5049

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR Brittney Roehrich brittney@bmhba.com Office: 701-222-2400 Cell: 701-240-3540

LAYOUT DESIGNER Elysha Head

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The BMHBA consists of building specialists from every section of the construction field and associated industries. Your membership strengthens our voice in Bismarck-Mandan construction sector as well as at a state and national level. If you haven’t already submitted payment, please renew your membership by April 30, 2022. Chastity Eastman

Kimberly Terrasas

Derek Shaffer

Brian Ritter

Jeran Thomson

Dan Johnson

Arlan Scholl

Randy Kuntz

Todd Freitag

Earl Torgerson

Robert Lillis

Corey Wilhelm

Ron Stotz

Ryan Luetzen

Tobias Marman

Jason Frank

Jayden Veil

Chad Wachter

Travis Welle

Tyler Eiseman

Michael Berg

Brian Fettig

Mike Murray

Wayne Schumacher

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Please welcome our new members from March to the association! Associate Membership (424) 313-4700 ImperialWallUpholstery@gmail.com http://ImperialWallUpholstery.com Associate Membership (701) 471-4765

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Associate Membership (701) 715-0010 H2oasis701@gmail.com www.H2Oasis701.com

Associate Membership 701-232-5664 fmwatersystems@gmail.com https://fmwatersystems.net

Affiliate Membership (701) 400-9462 danielle@c21morrison.com www.homevestc21.com Associate Membership (888) 776-4828 troy@proitnd.com www.prolightnd.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 223-2381 caryh@houseofcolorinc.com https://www.houseofcolorinc.com/

Join the BMHBA in congratulating these longstanding members. Their dedication to the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association is appreciated and truly valued. Menards North Dakota Housing Finance Agency

Best Buy CAVES J.E. Homes LLC

Thank you to our members who have helped grow our BMHBA membership over the years by recruiting new companies to join our association. If you know of a company that is interested in joining, contact Brittney Roehrich at brittney@bmhba.com or 701-222-2400. Your recruitments can now be seen on NAHB.org. Click “My Profile” then “My Spike Referrals.” Top Recruiters as of 03/11/2022

Statesman Spike (500-999 Credits) Kelly Moldenhauer (739.50) Super Spikes (250-499 Credits) Todd Brady (378.00) Robb Sattler (291.50) Eddy Mitzel (289.50) Mike Todd (288.00) Lee Mitzel (267.00) Pat Marback (257.00) Royal Spikes (150-249 Credits) Lori Willson (214.00) Mike Hopfauf (193.00) Rory Schlosser (192.00) Berna Vetter (189.50) Colby Well (165.00) Jack Knutson (160.00) Red Spikes (100-149 Credits) Blair Ihmels (146.50) Steve Redding (124.00) Dan Sparling (120.50) Jerry Sposkwaski (106.50) Chad Moldenhauer (106.50) Dana Schlomer (102.50) Green Spikes (50-99 Credits) Vance Vetter (98.00) Paula Haider (94.50) David Patience (94.00) Mark Larson (91.50) Eric Brenden (87.50) Darren Buffington (83.00) Kenneth Knodel (67.00) Art Goldammer (64.50) Scott Moran (57.00) Nadine Schaff (55.00) Scott Duchscherer (54.50) Life Spikes (25-49 Credits) Marc Conrad (47.50) Gerry Rudnick (46.50) Gerald Hopfauf (45.00) Drew Knutson (42.00) Matt Shauer (41.00)

Greg Meidinger (39.00) Jeff Sattler (38.00) Greg Zenker (36.50) Kevin Fischer (25.50) Lyle Forderer (25.50) Blue Spikes (6-24 Credits) Jason Frank (22.00) Shane Gaffaney (18.00) Earl Torgerson (16.50) Melinda Llyod (15.00) Todd Schmidt (14.50) Bob Kupper (11.00) Wayne Solberg (10.50) Pete Brendel (8.50) Kelli Thompson (7.50) Darryl Hatzenbuhler (7.00) Bill Schmid (7.00) Mike Wolf (7.00) Joe Hillerson (6.50) Jamie Schmidt (6.50) Spike Candidates (.50-5.50 Credits) Rory Anderson (6.00) Shannon Reichenberg (5.50) Kurt Steiner (4.50) Jason Kerner (4.00) Parker Pladson (4.00) Roger Grendahl (3.50) Jarred Roloff (3.50) Mike Baumgartner (3.00) Brian Eiseman (2.50) Sam Gietzen (2.50) Vicki Moran (2.50) Heidi Rue (2.50) Mark Abramson (2.00) Wade Vogel (2.00) Jackie Andahl (1.00) Natalie Eckes (1.00) Tiffany Eckroth (1.00) Alissa Kleinsasser (1.00) Reid Kubesh (1.00) Terry Leabo (1.00) Tom Reinke (1.00) Melanie Staiger (1.00) Jeran Thomson (1.00) Travis Welle (1.00) Bryan Brendel (0.50) Kassy Landis (0.50)




’ April is here and spring has sprung which can only mean a start to what should be a busy and great building season for everyone!

The 45th Annual Home Show is over, and I hope everyone got a chance to meet with potential clients and showcase their new products to the public. It is always a great event!! To all the volunteers, thank you so much for your time and talents to make it a wonderful event, to each and every member that joined us, THANK YOU! It is our members that make this show a great experience for those that attend.

JAMIE SCHMIDT 2022 BMHBA PRESIDENT

With the spring arrival comes the 30th Annual Spring Parade of Homes on April 28 through May 1 which is quickly approaching. Contracts were sent out a couple weeks ago and if you did not receive the information, please contact Dawn or Brittney at the office. I am hoping for great weather so everyone can get their homes complete and have a very successful parade.

While the spotlight is on the participating building members, our Parade of Homes presents a promotional opportunity for all members. Make sure you scan the list of homes and reach out to the builders to see how you can partner to promote your products and services in their featured home. You can find a complete list of participants online at BisManParade.com. As I said at the annual banquet, “We are stronger together then we are alone” Please keep that in mind and make every effort to attend association events, utilize staff connections and expertise and support the BMHBA through sponsorships and Build-Pac donations. “We are stronger together then we are alone”- Walter Payton


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The City of Bismarck is one of many communities within in the State of North Dakota that is currently participating in a Risk MAP project. As part of this project, The North Dakota State Water Commission through FEMA Cooperating Technical Partnership received funding to initiate a flood risk study for specific areas of interest throughout Burleigh County. As a result of this study, an updated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) will be produced for our community.

products. For more information on this Risk MAP project please contact the City of Bismarck Floodplain Administrator, Brady Blaskowski, at 701-3551467.

The FIS contains information about the scope of the study area, engineering methods used in the study, as well as detailed flood elevation data in flood profiles and flood data tables. FIRMs are the official community maps that show special flood hazard areas. Preliminary FIS and FIRMs, are anticipated to become available in 2022. This information will provide community officials and the public an early look at our community’s projected risk to flood hazards using the best available data obtained from the latest technology and the results from the most recent studies. After these preliminary FIS and FIRMs become available, community outreach meetings will be advertised and held to provide explanation of the results of these

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As we continue to get further and further into 2022, we'll start to see political conventions and political ads start to fire up. And though it seems like we just had an election, it'll quickly be time to vote on candidates that are pro-housing once again. But who decides who those candidates will be at the district level? And can you take part? Every district's local Republican and Democratic organizations are busy nominating their picks for local offices and for delegates to the KAYLA PULVERMACHER MIKE JANGULA state convention. This is where the most basic and crucial work is done: NDAB CEO 2022 NDAB PRESIDENT these folks will move on to the primary election, while others will represent your beliefs at that convention. Participating in the party process is a great way to make sure that the folks that you believe will best carry on the torch for the housing industry go on to get elected or go on to vote for those candidates to get elected. The state convention is also where each party decide their platform. Why not submit a resolution that is supportive of our political agenda? Or be sure to vote for resolutions that are supportive of the work we try to accomplish at the state Legislature? Although politics has become more divisive than ever before, now is the time for us to step up within either part of our choice and confirm that our voices are being heard. Our members can have a significant impact on the legislative process before the candidates even get elected. Take Care, Kayla Pulvermacher, NDAB CEO Mike Jangula, 2022 NDAB President


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Builder Member Spotlight

Vance Vetter Homes is a local company that has been in the building and remodeling industry since 1996. At first, Vance focused on remodeling, framing and interior trim, but once he started in the building industry he realized his passion, and decided to pursue building homes. Vance loves working closely with customers to ensure their priorities are well understood throughout the building process. He does not strive to be the largest custom home builder, but instead he strives to be the best. Vance's wife of 23 years, Toni, is the Selections Coordinator at Vance Vetter Homes. She loves "giving homes that personal touch" and assisting and guiding homeowners with all their selections. They have two children, Logan (20) and Claire (18). Logan is attending college to become an electrician and Claire will be pursuing a business degree in the fall.

We have a very seamless process for our customers to make selection choices. You will never be sent on your own to make choices. We want their building process to be stress-free and an enjoyable experience for all our customers!

Remember to have fun and work hard! Vance's day normally begins at 4:30 am with quiet reflection and meditation. Next, Vance heads to the office and works on schedules, lining up subcontractors, jobsite visits, customer meetings and drafting new designs. Toni's day consists of selection meetings, consultations, and site visits to check the progress of the projects. Vance: Brewmaster Toni: Antique Dealer

We would like to complete a community development project. Vance's dad was not a builder, but he was always building something. When Vance was 12 years old, his dad allowed him to use all his tools and to build whatever he wanted. So at an early age Vance had the "building bug."

Hands-on staff and our in-house design services. great people! The people are what keep us motivated! out with family. Family time is a priority. it’s the sign of new life. www.facebook.com/ vancevetterhomes www.instagram.com/ vancevetterhomes

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Relationships are important. Make sure you focus on creating great relationships with team members, partners and customers.

We are a busy crew! Over the last couple of years, no day is really “typical” as we’ve managed nationwide supply shortages, but we do our best to get equipment, parts and rentals – to the businesses and individuals as quickly as we can. It’s a high-demand market and when crews are shut down due to equipment needs, we do all that we can to get them back up and running.

Over the last several years we’ve expanded the lines of equipment we offer to meet the needs of the businesses, contractors, ranchers, farmers and many other customers that we serve. That’s included heavier equipment with the Doosan line and Merlo lifts. Last year we also opened our Tractor & Turf store, just south of our main location, offering a new line of zero turn mowers and tractors for homeowners and hobby farms. It’s exciting to see new innovations coming out each year to make the jobs of these hardworking individuals easier.

Back in the 1960’s, my grandfather saw an opportunity to establish the Bobcat line here in Mandan to meet the unique needs of the people here.

We have such a wide range equipment that we can almost always find a solution for a customer in need.

It’s great to see folks getting ramped up for another season of warmer weather and all that goes with it – everything from calving to pouring concrete for new homes. We’re also excited to host our “Ride Before You Buy” event May 7th for tractors and mowers at Hughes Field. Follow us on Facebook for details and for a chance to win a new Bobcat Zero turn mower.

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Associate Member Spotlight

We are a third-generation company, started by my grandfather, Dan Dinneen, more than 40 years ago. My father John Dinneen has been with the organization for the last 40 years.


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Housing affordability remains a struggle amid rising housing costs, and shortages of housing supply and skilled labor. Inventory was already limited prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and has remained tight as the nation rebuilds. 3D printing is gaining traction in the marketplace as one potential solution. The controlled environment and amount of materials utilized help save costs and time on building projects, and drastically reduces onsite materials waste. Today’s 3D-printed designs are showcasing the innovation that this technology can afford builders and designers in creating homes to match consumer interests. Here are a few examples: 1. 3D printing company ICON has made headlines in recent years with its neighborhood projects in Mexico and in Texas. And it’s making a splash again at SXSW with the unveiling of House Zero — a modern ranch constructed using both 3D printing and traditional building methods. The energy-efficient home combines curved concrete wall structures constructed through ICON’s printing technology with warm wood tones to create a natural, biophilic design. 2. Low- and middle-income families have been among the hardest hit

by rising housing costs, with 87.5 million households (or roughly 69% of all U.S. households) unable to afford a median priced new home in 2022. To help combat this issue, Habitat for Humanity launched an initiative last year to begin using 3D printing to construct more homes for families in need. Its first successful project — a 1,200-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home in Williamsburg, Va. — was completed at the end of last year, with the family able to move in just ahead of the winter holidays. 3. 3D-printed homes overall tend to trend smaller than traditional stick-built homes and generally feature concrete. Backyard studio and accessory dwelling unit options from Los Angeles-based Azure, however, are utilizing recycled plastic instead to help cut down on the amount of waste in landfills. More than 60% of the materials in its projects are plastics typically found in water bottles and food packaging.

As more companies continue to explore this arena, expect to see more innovative designs and materials emerge — especially in the wake of recent supply-chain issues and rising material costs. To stay current on the high-performance residential building sector, with tips on water efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and other building science strategies, follow NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building team on Twitter.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is generating economic impacts for U.S. markets. In the short run, heightened economic uncertainty has reduced long-term interest rates by about 20 basis points, causing the 10-year Treasury and 30-year fixed mortgage interest rates to fall back.

any market surprises. We now expect five 25 basis-point increases this year, which (combined with a tightening labor market) will push mortgage rates higher. Indeed, the job market surprised in February with a 678,000 job gain while the unemployment rate fell to 3.8%.

Looking forward, a drawn-out conflict will increase inflation pressure for energy (particularly oil and natural gas) and food (specifically wheat). Higher oil and gas prices will only exacerbate the already rising costs of building materials in 2022. For example, prices for lumber and OSB have increased 241% and 168%, respectively, since late August. And prices for metals such as aluminum and nickel have already increased because of the conflict.

As conditions become increasingly challenging for home buyers, demand will continue to grow for multifamily construction. In fact, the three-month absorption rate for new apartments in the third quarter of 2021 climbed to 75% — the best reading since 2005. But while suburban and high-rise apartment construction continues to grow, the “missing middle” remains missing. Because of zoning issues and regulatory burdens, 2- to 4-unit multifamily production was flat in 2021 with just 12,000 units started, while the rest of the home building industry was posting strong gains.

The Federal Reserve will begin raising the short-term federal funds rate on March 16. NAHB is forecasting a 25 basis-point increase. Although the Fed was considering a 50 basis-point move, the Ukraine war will likely dissuade the central bank from creating

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NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter urged the Biden administration to increase domestic production of timber from federal lands and to work with Canada on a new softwood lumber agreement that will eliminate tariffs during a virtual White House listening session today on resolving the lumber and building material supply chain crisis. “Historically high price levels for lumber and other building materials are dramatically affecting home prices and rental costs and threaten the nation’s economic stability,” said Konter. He told administration officials that home building material costs are up 20% year-over-year. And since last August, the price of framing lumber has more than tripled and oriented strand board (OSB) prices have doubled. “These supply chain price increases have only added to the ongoing housing affordability crisis,” Konter said.

Lumber production has not kept pace with demand despite record-high lumber prices and tariffs that are protecting domestic producers and raising costs for builders and home buyers.

production increased by just 500 jobs last year despite historically high lumber prices. “If our trade protectionist policies are not creating domestic jobs or increasing domestic production, then it’s time to revisit our trade positions,” said Konter. “Few things would have a more immediate impact on lumber markets than a swift resolution to our ongoing trade dispute with Canada over softwood lumber.” Konter also said that significant reductions in timber production from federally owned lands since the 1990s has severely constricted domestic supply. He called on policymakers to do their part to help boost domestic production by seeking higher targets for timber sales from publicly-owned lands and opening up additional federal forest lands for logging in an environmentally sustainable manner. “Housing can do its part to create jobs and lead the economy forward, but in order to do so, we need to address skyrocketing lumber and building material prices and chronic production bottlenecks,” said Konter.

Learn more about NAHB’s efforts to address the lumber and In October 2021, domestic lumber production was only 0.4% supply chain crisis at nahb.org/lumber. higher than the previous year and today stands lower than it was in 2018, despite an increase in demand. And domestic sawmill

As described in a previous post, NAHB’s recently released its 2022 Priced-Out Estimates, showing that 87.5 million households are not able to afford a median priced new home, and that an additional 117,932 would be priced out if the price goes up by $1,000. A second post showed the households priced out by higher interest rates. This post focuses on the related U.S. housing affordability pyramid, showing how many households have enough income to afford homes at various price thresholds.

$250,000 (the second step on the pyramid), and so on up the pyramid. Each step represents a maximum affordable price range for fewer and fewer households.

The top step of the pyramid shows that around 3 million households can buy a home priced above 1.55 million. These comparatively wealthy Americans and the high-end homes they can afford are interesting, but The pyramid uses the same standard underwriting criterion as market the priced-out estimates to determine affordability: that the sum of analysts should mortgage payments, property taxes, homeowners and private never only mortgage insurance premiums should be no more than 28% of the focus on them household income. to the exclusion of Based on this, the minimum income required to purchase a the larger $150,000 home is $36,074. In 2022, about 36 million households in number of the U.S. are estimated to have incomes at or below that threshold Americans with and, therefore, the maximum priced home they can afford is more modest between $0 and $150,000. These 36 million households form the incomes that bottom step or base of the pyramid. Another 24.4 million can only support the afford to pay a top price of somewhere between $150,000 and pyramid’s base.

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