December 2021 Building Buzz

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BISMARCK-MANDAN HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION DECEMBER 2021 || 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.

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

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

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

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

JOE HILLERSON, 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Boulder Homes PO Box 1421 Bismarck, ND 58502 (701) 400-5554 boulderhomesnd@gmail.com AMY LARSEN, TREASURER Apex Builders PO Box 652 Mandan, ND 58554 (701) 527-7899 amy@apexbuildersnd.com JEFF SATTLER, PAST PRESIDENT Sattler Homes PO Box 7218 Bismarck, ND 58507 (701) 255-7628 jeff@bismarckbuilder.com MCKENZIE LAWLER Dakota OutdoorScapes 8351 Hwy 1804 N Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 595-0890 mckenzie@ndscapes.com

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

BRIAN EISEMAN Stoneshire Builders 3208 Daytona Dr Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 471-6935 brian@stoneshirebuilders.com JOE VETTER Joe Vetter Construction 2523 Powder Ridge Circle Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 258-9394 joevetterjvc@gmail.com LORI WILLSON 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

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 December 31st, 2021.

Tyler Perry

Jamie Stephens

Brittney Mosbrucker

Andrew Meldahl

Jon Zabolotny

Josh Kuntz

Keith Doerr

Travis Berger Mike Hopfauf

Mitch Flanagan Shaun Kessler Randy Mathern Austin Fettig

Ryan Talbacka Landon Niemiller Mark Klein John Nelson Chris Vigness Jayden Chuppe Dave Scherr Lea O'Connell Tom Reineke Ashley Anderson Brandy Brendel Gene Anderson Paul Barnum Mark Abramson Heidi Dietrich Kim Klein Kevin Turnbow

Join the BMHBA in congratulating these longstanding members. Their dedication to the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association is appreciated and truly valued.

Comfort Zone Heating & Air

RiverBend Roofing and Exteriors

Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC Boulder Homes Bremer Bank Dakota Caulking, Inc. Shaun Kessler Construction

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. Top Recruiters as of 11/12/2021

Statesman Spike 500-999 Credits Kelly Moldenhauer (738.50) Super Spikes 250-499 Credits Todd Brady (376.50) Robb Sattler (290.50) Mike Todd (287.50) Eddy Mitzel (287.00) Lee Mitzel (267.00) Pat Marback (256.50) Royal Spikes 150-249 Credits Lori Willson (212.50) Mike Hopfauf (191.50) Rory Schlosser (191.50) Berna Vetter (189.50) Colby Well (163.50) Jack Knutson (158.50) Red Spikes 100-149 Credits Blair Ihmels (145.50) Steve Redding (123.50) Dan Sparling (120.00) Jerry Sposkwaski (105.00) Chad Moldenhauer (104.00) Dana Schlomer (102.50) Green Spikes 50-99 Credits Vance Vetter (96.00) David Patience (93.00) Paula Haider (91.50) Mark Larson (91.50) Eric Brenden (86.00) Darren Buffington (83.00) Kenneth Knodel (66.50) Art Goldammer (64.50) Scott Moran (56.00) Scott Duchscherer (53.50) Nadine Schaff (53.00) Life Spikes 25-49 Credits Marc Conrad (47.00) Gerry Rudnick (45.50)

Gerald Hopfauf (45.00) Drew Knutson (41.00) Matt Shauer (40.50) Greg Zenker (36.00) Greg Meidinger (32.50) Jeff Sattler (32.00) Kevin Fischer (25.50) Lyle Forderer (25.50)

Blue Spikes 6-24 Credits Jason Frank (21.50) Shane Gaffaney (17.00) Earl Torgerson (16.50) Melinda Llyod (15.00) Todd Schmidt (14.00) Bob Kupper (11.00) Wayne Solberg (10.50) Pete Brendel (8.50) Darryl Hatzenbuhler (7.00) Bill Schmid (7.00) Mike Wolf (7.00) Joe Hillerson (6.50) Spike Candidates .50-5 Credits Rory Anderson (5.50) Shannon Reichenberg (5.50) Kurt Steiner (4.50) Jason Kerner (4.00) Parker Pladson (4.00) Roger Grendahl (3.50) Jarred Roloff (3.50) Sam Gietzen (2.50) Heidi Rue (2.50) Shirley Thomas (2.50) Mark Abramson (2.00) Brian Eiseman (2.00) Jamie Schmidt (2.00) Vicki Moran (1.50) Natalie Eckes (1.00) Tiffany Eckroth (1.00) Reid Kubesh (1.00) Terry Leabo (1.00) Kelli Thompson (1.00) Wade Vogel (1.00) Travis Welle (1.00) Bryan Brendel (0.50) Melanie Staiger (0.50)




’ At last month’s Fall Mixer, two new Directors were elected to the BMHBA Board. We would like to welcome Andrew Meldahl from Pinnacle Homes and Design and Joshua Jacobchick from JSJ Construction, LLC. Andrew and Joshua, thank you for your willingness to serve and we all look forward to working with you in the years to come. Aside from Board Elections, the Associate of the Year, BEAM (Builders Engaging Associate Members) and Builder of the Year awards were also announced. Individuals are nominated and voted for by their peers. Congratulations to Kelli Thompson from Fabricators Unlimited for winning the Associate of the year award and Vicki Moran from Hallmark Homes for winning the BEAM award. Both of you are a great asset to our Association and your hard work and dedication reinforce how deserving you are of these awards. GREG MEIDINGER 2021 BMHBA PRESIDENT

Each member who wins one of the three awards on a local level is then qualified to win the same award on a state level through the North Dakota Association of Builders. Vicki, congratulations on also winning the 2021 NDAB BEAM award. Your hard work not only for our Association, but the local Professional Women in Building is being recognized and you are deserving of the recognition. Thank you again for all you do!

The Association’s next event is the 63rd Annual Banquet which will be held on January 18, 2022. Here we will swear in Board members for 2022 and hear from our 2022 BMHBA President. This is always a fun event with good food, beverages, and a great opportunity to network. I encourage you to sign up and bring a guest. The 45th Annual Home Show is scheduled for March 18th and 19th at the Bismarck Event Center. The interactive map is up and running and booth sales are going well. If you plan to participate, I encourage you to sign up soon to ensure you get the desired spot for your company. You can access the map by going to www.bismanhomeshow.com. If you have any questions or problems registering, please contact Dawn or Brittney in the office. Lastly, THANK YOU. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as the BMHBA President over the last year. It has been a very rewarding experience. The relationships I’ve been fortunate to make are invaluable. We have a great Association with a strong staff, Board, and membership base. There are so many things the Association does on a day-to-day basis that many members don’t have the opportunity to see and experience. I’ve said this before, but if you’ve ever contemplated becoming involved, now is the time. The BMHBA Board and staff are filled with some of the best people you will meet. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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BISMARCK SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING Apex Builders

5327 Onyx Dr

D & B Homes Diversity Homes Diversity Homes

5409 Hendrickson Dr 2905 Powder Ridge Dr 3509 Calypso Dr

E Homes Huntington Homes Huntington Homes

4100 Downing St 303 Colt Loop 311 Colt Loop

J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes

3808 Nickel St 3812 Nickel St 4009 Nickel St

J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes

4116 Steel Pl 4118 Steel Pl 5412 Gold Dr 5813 Gold Dr

Joe Vetter Const. Joe Vetter Const. Kevin Fischer Const.

4017 Valley Dr 613 Flint Dr 2514 E Divide Ave

Kevin Fischer Const.

2516 E Divide Ave

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Kevin Fischer Const. Kevin Fischer Const.

2518 E Divide Ave 2520 E Divide Ave

Welch Construction

5204 Hendrickson Dr

Rusch Homes Rusch Homes

6934 Butler Dr 7030 28th Ave SE

Kind Staffing LLC Knutson Homes Knutson Homes

4913 Weyburn Dr 1520 Crest Rd 315 Calvert Dr

Paramount Builders Venture Building Company

6600 Island Dr 8410 Norman Pl

Verity Homes Verity Homes Verity Homes

116 Marshall Loop 118 Marshall Loop 120 Marshall Loop

Knutson Homes Knutson Homes Paramount Builders Pinnacle Home & Design

321 Calvert Dr 5335 Mica Dr 1910 Antler Ave 2004 Antler Ave

Apex Builders Boulder Homes Boulder Homes

522 Keidel Trl SW 401 Lena Ct SE 403 Lena Ct SE

Verity Homes Verity Homes Verity Homes

122 Marshall Loop 126 Marshall Loop 139 Marshall Loop

Prairie Aire Homes Premier Homes Prestige Homes & Design

507 Shale Dr 5342 Titanium Dr 3028 Promontory Dr

Diversity Homes Diversity Homes Kilen Enterprises

4009 Beachfront Pl SE

Boulder Homes E Homes

14175 Parker Ranch Rd

Quality Plumbing & Htg Sattler Homes Sattler Homes

4804 Kites Ln 217 Dortmund Dr 219 Dortmund Dr

Kilen Enterprises Premier Homes Verity Homes

2308 34th Ave SE 2109 34th Ave SE 1124 Lakota Pl NE

Legendary Homes Pinnacle Homes & Design Welch Construction

14689 Parker Ranch Rd

Sattler Homes Sattler Homes Sattler Homes

227 Irvine Loop 229 Irvine Loop 3350 Tyndale Dr

Verity Homes

1300 Plains Bnd SE

MORTON COUNTY SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

Latitude 45 LLC

115 Dolan Dr

Kreativ Homes/Verity Homes Taylor Zent

3497 41st St 3778 Molon Labe Pl

Shaun Kessler Const.

5209 Hendrickson Dr

Latitude 47 LLC

113 Dolan Dr

BISMARCK ETA SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

MANDAN SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

507 18th St SE 2306 34th Ave SE

LINCOLN SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

BURLEIGH COUNTY SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

14664 Paniolo Wy

17641 5th St NE 14145 Paniolo Wy

SEE YOUR AD HERE! Call the BMHBA office (701-222-2400) for more information.


A portion of the revenue generated from the 2021 Fall Parade of Home ticket sales was donated to Dream Center Bismarck on behalf of the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association. Jim and Cindy Barnhardt (pictured) started Dream Center Bismarck which is dedicated to serving the low-income and marginalized in our community. The BMHBA is honored to be able to support and give back to our local community!

Builders were invited to an educational Lunch & Learn hosted by the BMHBA on October 28, 2021 at the Ramada in Bismarck. Speakers Brian Trondson (OSHA Compliance Officer) and Sara Cote (Workforce Safety & Insurance) spoke about liability as a general contractor.

JANUARY 18

FEBRUARY 8-10

JULY 12

MARCH 18-19

TBD

APRIL 28 - MAY 1

SEPT. 29 - OCT. 2

TBD

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Please welcome our new members from November to the association!

Associate Membership (701) 390-6886 oztechelectric@gmail.com http://oztechelectric.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 255-1636 marcie@frontstreetmillwork.com http://www.frontstreetmillwork.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 223-3130 lynn.metzger@western-steel.com http://western-steel.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 226-3264 waldoch@c21morrison.com http://www.waldochrealestate.com/

Affiliate Membership (701) 221-4161 kwood@spscompanies.com http://spscompanies.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 250-3750 nschaff@weareamerican.com http://www.bravera.bank

Affiliate Membership (701) 255-1636 sarab@frontstreetmillwork.com http://www.frontstreetmillwork.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 751-2848 sherrin@precisionwoodfinish.com http://precisionwoodfinish.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 391-6769 kmnelson987@yahoo.com http://bigriverbuildersnd.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 250-6787 designteam@haiderglass.com https://haiderglass.com/

Affiliate Membership (701) 258-0088 rglueckert@paramountbuildersinc.net http://www.paramountbuildersinc.net

Affiliate Membership (701) 751-4330 lindsey@tmc-build.com http://www.tobiasmarmanconstruction.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 751-4397 mackenzie@bismarcktitle.com http://bismarcktitle.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 751-4330 nataly@tmc-build.com http://www.tobiasmarmanconstruction.com

Associate Membership (701) 852-7252 sales@outdoorlivingandspas.com http://www.outdoorlivingminot.com/

Associate Membership (701) 400-8821 customclosetsofbismarck@gmail.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 258-0088 krisdiy@hotmail.com http://www.paramountbuildersinc.net

Builder Membership (701) 204-5087 keighlyjo@gmail.com

Congratulations to Vicki Moran (Hallmark Homes Inc.) who won the North Dakota Association of Builders BEAM (Builders Engaging Associate Members) Award. She also won the BEAM award on the local level (BMHBA) and was presented that award at our 2021 Fall Mixer & Board Elections in October.

Knife River is a full service aggregate-based construction company, providing ready-mix concrete aggregate sales and delivery and concrete construction services. We provide services throughout North Dakota for public, private and commercial construction projects.

701-580-4527

Bismarck-Mandan | Washburn | Beulah

Mark Roningen - Business Development


Front Street Millwork & Lumber

3 3 2 0 E Ce nt u r y Ave, B i sm a rc k , N D 701-255-1636 w w w. f ro nt st re e t m i l l wor k .com H o u r s: M o n d ay- Fr i d ay 8 a m to 5 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year We will be closed: Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec 24th and New Years Eve, Friday Dec 31st


3 3 2 0 E Centu r y Ave, B i s m a rck , ND 701- 255-1636 w w w.frontstreet m i llwo r k . co m H o ur s: M ond ay- Fr i d ay 8 a m to 5p m

Front Street Millwork & Lumber

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year We will be closed: Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec 24th and New Years Eve, Friday Dec 31st


I am a second-generation contractor from Bismarck, ND. I have been involved in the construction industry for 22 Years and have served on the BMHBA Board since 2015. I have a lovely wife Marcie, and 3 children. We enjoy camping, volleyball, boating, skiing, and snowmobiling as a family. I received the BMHBA Builder of the Year, NDAB Builder of the Year, and BEAM awards in 2020.

Sattler Homes has been a member for 30+ years. I have been active in the association for 14 Years. Sattler Homes, CEO 7 Years

involvement by our membership the more the association continues to be strengthened and the more our members benefit. My wife Marcie and I have three children April (9), Hallie (7) and Adam (5) so we tend to be quite busy with family time. When we can find a break from sports and play dates you can find us doing many things outdoors whether it be camping, boating, fishing, hunting, or snowmobiling depending on the season. I will continue to be a guest at our GMMs, golf tournament and other events hosted by the association. I am going to continue to be your BUILD-PAC Trustee and serve on the Government Affairs committee locally and for NDAB. I am also currently the Vice President of NDAB so I will be active in the federation of NAHB for the coming years.

The first thought that comes to my mind is details, options, and prices. Buyers continue to want higher end finishing’s, To this day I am glad larger homes, and larger garages. Secondly, is the move towards that I was asked (Nudged/Forced) to online business and less face-to-face interaction. run for the BMHBA board member thanks to Vance Vetter. Throughout I have enjoyed getting know my fellow board members and many of the years serving on the board, I have been able to take part in all our which have turned into friendships. By being active in our association has to offer. Whether that association I have had the opportunity to meet many members in was overseeing the hiring of our our organization not just locally but also at the state and national new EO or serving on any of our level. I have been able to learn new things from those members local committees. Because of the which I will be able to carry into the future. It was because of the HBA, I have gotten to be involved in local association that I was nominated to serve on the North guiding our ever-changing building Dakota Association of Builders board and be one of our national codes. I have been able to meet our delegates for NAHB. local, state, and national representatives as well as testify at the capitol. I want to remind all Don’t think about it just do it. I would love to see current and future board member all builders and associates take a turn serving on the board. to get involved and give to the association. There is so much to get Without new ideas and opinions, the association does not know back from it. what the needs of everybody are. The more diverse the

My name is Brian Eiseman with Stoneshire Builders. I love North Dakota & all that its gorgeous countryside & culture has to offer! I’m truly one of the lucky ones – born & raised in small-town ND, moved away to pursue a Civil Engineering degree at Montana State University & then got a job to experience the “big city” life in Denver. I moved back to ND over 25 years ago & have been in Bismarck most of that time. I’m passionate about the outdoors, construction, & of course custom home building. When time allows, my wife Debra & I enjoy spending time in the mountains of Montana – often meeting our five grandkids that reside in Boise to do some hiking, camping, skiing, and hanging out. Since 2012 Owner at Stoneshire

Builders 6 years

Increased regulation at the both the Federal/National level & local level. Representing the industry in discussions with regulators. It is a great opportunity to connect with others in the industry & to stay apprised of & involved with the issues our industry faces. Most anything outdoors Continue to attend HBA events and stay involved with discussions involving regulatory changes.


This council is 50+ strong in membership and they are continuing to grow! The BMHBA proudly supports this council and everything they have accomplished this past year.


I purchased Bianco Realty on my 30th Birthday (started with 14 Realtors and increased to 54). I was Realtor of the Year in 2008. The BMHBA was established the same year I was born. Some people call me Feisty. Our 2 golden retrievers inherited my nicknames: Sudsy and Sparky. Learn something new every day, work hard, give 100% of your time and talents, don’t give up, believe in yourself, have a positive attitude, be kind, provide excellent service, become an expert. Enjoy what you do. Work in a friendly and supportive environment! Connect with good positive people. As Broker/Owner I get to wear lots of hats. Never a dull day because it changes all the time. I enjoy helping my Bianco Realty Family and Team of Realtors plus my Sellers and Buyers. We are constantly scheduling showings and closings, working with builders, lenders, title companies, inspectors, appraisers, professional photographers, negotiating contracts, staging homes, marketing, text messages, emails, and social media. I would love to be Santa Clause and provide gifts to everyone all year long spreading love and cheer! Actually, there is nothing else I would want to do. Real Estate has been my whole life and I love it. Making a difference in someone’s life is so rewarding. Dealing with the challenges keeps you young. � Bianco Realty is celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year – Selling the American Dream since 1981. We are so grateful and thankful for the wonderful people and dedicated clients who have been a special part of our SUCCESS. Thanks to all our professional Realtors and my Management Team. The FUTURE is very bright and we plan to keep our “Tradition of Excellence” going strong! We have over 600 years of combined experience. We work hard to stay ahead of the industry and provide fabulous service to our Realtors and Clients with our EXCLUSIVE Marketing. Seeing all my REALTORS succeed and growing their careers. I enjoy getting HUGS and SMILES from all my happy and satisfied home Buyers and Sellers. Making all their DREAMS come true means I did my job well and this is very rewarding. I get to meet new people and build lasting friendships. My best asset is Darcy Fettig who has supported me over the past 31 years. I encouraged Darcy to become a Realtor 29 years ago and now he has done the same with his son Brandon 4 years ago. Brandon was also in the construction & framing business for 12 years. It’s all about TEAMWORK to make the DREAM work. My parents, Daniel and Jean Feist, who own Feist Construction and Feist Realty in Minot, ND for 60 years. I began working at the family business as a teenager. I obtained my Real Estate license after graduating from High School. I learned valuable construction knowledge working on the jobsites, plus land development and Real Estate sales. Feist Construction built 50-100 homes per year, depending on the economy. Interest rates have fluctuated from 2.5% to 18% over the years. Bianco Realty is UNIQUE because of the GREAT people that make Bianco Realty what it is today! We are FAMILY. We have our own weekly TV show and full color magazine. We have been growing stronger and better over the past 40 years! We learn what works best for everyone, we make good decisions, and we implement them. We respect each other and learn together. There have been so many changes over the past 40 years… imagine selling homes with no cell phones, no internet, no computers, no fax machines and 1 page contracts. Everything was done face-to-face. We believe in providing the BEST service and training possible to promote success for everyone – our Realtors, our Buyers, and our Sellers. We want to leave a LEGACY for all our future Realtors and our industry. Perfect time of year for fun, food, cocktails, and traveling. Enjoy getting together with loved ones, family and friends. Celebrating Jesus Birthday. Cheers to everyone this Holiday Season. Stay safe and healthy! God Bless you all.

www.facebook.com/kathyfeist

www.bismarcklistings.com

www.biancorealty.com


Hello, BMHBA! My name is Kayla Pulvermacher, NDAB CEO, and I’m excited to be writing my first letter. I hope to not only bring you the latest information on what’s going on legislatively for our industry, but also provide insights into the ever -changing world for associations. My background is extensive is grassroots organizations. I have a degree in political science from North Dakota State University (Go Bison!) and then went on to work for North Dakota Farmers Unions for 10 years. I’ve also worked for the state education association, and for the state credit union association, and I did a brief stint in contract lobbying. While lobbying for members is my true passion, working for associations is what I do best. I’m excited to represent you and your interests while building a stronger statewide association.

NDAB CEO KAYLA PULVERMACHER

2021 NDAB PRESIDENT PHIL RISBRUDT

Probably the number one thing I’ve heard since joining the Association is, “since COVID, people just don’t want to attend events.” And I’ll admit, I first thought that was an excuse, but then I thought about my habits: Go to Target? I’ll get drive-through. Need grocers? I’ll get them delivered. Go out to see friends? Zoom allows me to stay at home and still wear my jammies. While the pandemic has certainly brought us closer to our homes and family, it has become a struggle to get us to leave them.

According to a YouGov Poll (YouGov America, March 30, 2021), 39% of Americans say they are very or fairly nervous about the idea of interacting with people socially again. Among 19–24 year-olds the numbers are staggering: 50% say they are nervous about it. And my age demographic? 47% 24 to 34 years old are nervous, too. So, while the majority of Americans are ready to get back to normal, the statistics do show that we have a lot of work ahead of us. So, what are associations like ours, that garner a lot of benefit from socializing and networking, going to do? It’s important for us to keep our eye on the ball and know that it will take time for things to get back to normal. While our gatherings may be a little bit smaller than normal, keep at it! And keep posting on social media. People will eventually want to join in the fun when they see their peers have started attending. Think outside of the box. What are some ways to give members the option to come, but also give them space for comfort? We are lucky to have members that have large shops and garages, and these are the optimal spaces for larger gatherings. For example, our Forx chapter is having a bean bag tournament inside a member’s shop…and it’s huge! What a great way to not only give people a wideopen area, but to also bring the feeling of outside in. Finally, remember this motto: “bad times are good times for an association.” And as ghastly as that may sound at first reading, think about it for a second: People join associations when asked, but they stay active when they’re working alongside other members to alleviate issues within their industry. This is the perfect time for us to step forward and bring our members the benefits they want. And socializing and networking will continue to make its way back in the meantime. Take Care, Kayla Pulvermacher, NDAB CEO and Phil Risbrudt, 2021 NDAB President


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If you’re looking to buy a house in the Bismarck Mandan Others are coming in from all around the country to area, you may have noticed that houses are not on the make a new home in the Peace Garden State, also a result market very long. Although over the last year, the price for a of working from home. Buyers are coming from as far away house has risen on average by $25,000 in the area, houses as Oregon and California. are still flying off the market. Condo sales have also been on the rise in the area, but Interest rates are attractive for buyers across the state, the heightened demand is, in turn, causing the price to and the average time a house spends on the market has increase. “I’ve also seen an increase of 15% in condo sales dropped considerably. over the last year, again that’s affordable housing,” said McLean. Jamie McLean of Integra Realty said, “Our average days on market for all of our properties is at 30 days. We were For those interested in building a home from the ground averaging anywhere from probably 60 to 90.” up, they may be feeling a bit of a financial crunch, as it may not be as attractive of an option. Even with lower prices of This is causing headaches for perspective buyers, such as some materials, the cost of building has not quite gone Shalee Martin. “I was like, this one just popped up today and down. “Lumber prices have dropped a bit, but it’s really hard he goes ‘yeah that’s already under contract,’ and I was like ‘it to build a home right now for under that $300,000,” said just went on there today, I didn’t even get a chance to go McLean. look on the site and it’s gone,'” said Martin. Overall, it is still a seller’s market, as more and more are Not to mention that many are looking to upgrade their moving to the Capital City. McLean says the best time to buy homes as a result of working from home… and spending a house is in the wintertime, as the competition is not as more time in the humble abode. McLean said, “This year, high. we’ve already sold 10 [one] million dollar plus homes in Bismarck Mandan, any other year before that, it’s only been He said the sweet spot for homes in the area are going 5.” $200,000-$400,000.

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Single-family housing production lagged in October due to supply-chain effects for materials and ongoing access issues for labor and lots. Overall housing starts decreased 0.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.52 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The October reading of 1.52 million starts is the number of housing units builders would begin if development kept this pace for the next 12 months. Within this overall number, single-family starts decreased 3.9% to a 1.04 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, and are up 16.7% year-to-date. The multifamily sector, which includes apartment buildings and condos, increased 7.1% to an annualized 481,000 pace.

Winter, recent readings, including the HMI, suggest ongoing stabilization. For example, single-family permits have been stable since June near a 1.05 million annualized rate. Multifamily construction continues to show strength. After posting a slight decline in 2020, 5+ unit production is up 18.4% on a year-to-date basis. However, the “missing middle,” 2 to 4 unit production, has posted an actual decline thus far in 2021 (1.3% decline on a year-to-date basis). On a regional and year-to-date basis (January through October of 2021

Due to supply-chain effects, there are 152,000 singlefamily units authorized but not started construction—up 43.4% from a year ago. In November, single-family builder confidence increased three points to a level 83 on strong buyer demand, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). After peaking at a level of 90 last November, builders have reported ongoing concerns over elevated lumber and other construction costs, as well as delays in obtaining building materials. The NAHB forecast calls for growing compared to that same time frame a year ago), combined labor shortages as the overall unemployment rate trends single-family and multifamily starts are 30.2% higher in the lower in the quarters ahead. Northeast, 10.7% higher in the Midwest, 15.2% higher in the While the single-family sector cooled at the start of 2021, South and 20.4% higher in the West. off the unsustainable seasonally adjusted pace of last


The labor market continues to tighten. In the September BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data, the national number of job quits for all sectors (4.4 million) was up 34% year-over-year as worker churn accelerates. Total national job openings stands at 10.4 million. What had been, in prior years, a challenge in certain sectors, like construction, continues as a broad labor access issue as businesses seek workers as the economy expands. The count of open construction jobs declined somewhat to 333,000 unfilled positions in September. The housing market remains underbuilt and requires additional labor, lots and lumber and building materials to add inventory.

sector. This is higher than the 232,000 count recorded a year ago. Looking forward, the construction job openings rate is likely to see increased upward pressure as both the residential and nonresidential construction sectors trend higher. Attracting skilled labor will remain a key objective for construction firms in the coming quarters and will become more challenging as the labor market strengthens and the unemployment rate declines.

Overall, hiring in the construction sector remained solid in September at a 4.7% rate. The post-virus peak rate of hiring occurred in May 2020 (10.3%) as a rebound took hold in home building and remodeling. Hiring has generally slowed since that time, with the exception of a weatherrelated rebound in March 2021. Hiring has been impeded due to a lack of workers. Construction sector layoffs declined significantly to near a 4-year low, at a 1.6% rate. In April 2020, the layoff rate was 10.9%. Since that time however, the sector layoff rate has been below 3%, with the exception of February 2021 due to weather effects. The job openings rate in construction edged down to 4.3% in September, with 333,000 open positions in the

NAHB filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asking the court to examine OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring companies with more than 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked implementation of the OSHA ETS involving vaccines and testing. The injunction is temporary and it was taken up again on November 16. There are also many other legal challenges across the United States.

NAHB believes that OSHA does not have the authority to issue an ETS on this matter. Among other things, NAHB believes that:

But it is very important to note that barring a longlasting injunction, employers will have to comply with many parts of the rule by Dec. 6, including developing a written vaccination policy, determining employee vaccination status, offering paid time off for vaccinations, and requiring unvaccinated workers to wear masks. NAHB recently published guidance for members to ready themselves for compliance.

OSHA has failed to demonstrate that there is a grave danger from exposure to COVID-19 in the construction work environment.

OSHA failed to demonstrate that the ETS is reasonably necessary and appropriate to protect construction workers.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report, the prices of goods used in residential construction (excluding energy) climbed 0.8% in October, following two months of declines. Building material prices have increased 12.2% year to date, after climbing 4.5% over the same period in 2020. Specific increases include:

Steel mill products experienced a smaller gain than the previous two months with a 4.8% increase in October, but prices are still up 116.9% year to date. Prices for services, meanwhile, have decreased for the fourth consecutive month by a total of 10.5% over that time period. The decline can be attributed to a 14.6% drop in the wholesale and retail indexes, which account for roughly two -thirds of the PPI for “inputs to residential construction, services.” The trade services PPI measures changes in the nominal gross margins for goods sold by retailers and wholesalers, of which hardware and building materials retailers comprise most of the trade services included as residential construction inputs. The PPI for building materials retailers decreased 2.6% in October, while nominal gross margins for building materials wholesalers increased 4.8%.

Softwood lumber increased 9.1% in October (seasonally adjusted) — its first monthly increase since May.

Ready-mix concrete climbed 0.6% in October after falling 0.5% in September, and is up 4.8% year to date — its largest year-to-date increase in October since 2006.

Gypsum products increased 2.1% in October — its eighth consecutive monthly increase. Prices have increased 19% year to date.


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