February 2018 Building Buzz

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New Members & Anniversaries December 2017 New Members

Jeepers Sweepers, LLP | Dale Miller 701-258-5685 Michael K Construction - Jeremy Doan Jeremy Doan | 701-367-3737

KX News | Tammy Blumhagen 701-223-9197 SunShine Blinds and Window Coverings, LLS Karol Wandler | 701-751-7117

Time to Renew! Members with January Anniversaries. Renew by February 28, 2018. ABC Electric | Tony Wald Electrical Work Ackerman Homes | Jayme Ackerman Single Family Spec/Tract Building Single Family General Contracting Single Family Custom Building Acme Tools | Blair Ihmels Landscaping | Other American Insurance Center | Randy King Insurance or Title Company Anderson Custom Cabinets| Tracy Anderson Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Anyleaks, Inc. | Cody Stern Allan Miller Carpentry Work | Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning | Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work Bath Fitter | Kirsten Peterson Bauer Plumbing | Kendall Bauer Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning Ben’s Electric | Helen Strand Electrical Work BNI Coal, Ltd | Paul Quist Engineering | Industry Consultant Brad Bonnet Contracting, Inc. | Brad Bonnet Masonry/Stone Work/Tile Setting/Plaster Landscaping | Excavation Work | Other Capital Credit Union | Leanne Holzer Mortgage Banking Capital Electric Cooperative, Inc. Josh Schaffner | Engineering Plumbing/ Heating/Air Conditioning | Utilities Carefree Living Homes, LLC | Tarren Hagerott Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting | RemodelingResidential Carpet Garage | Marty Hoskin Flooring Coverings (Retail Dealership) Copper Ridge Design and Builders, Inc. DeAnn Kuntz | Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting |


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Multifamily Building (Condo/Coop Units) Cottingham Insurance Agency, DDC Inc. Jessica Cottingham | Mortgage Banking Insurance or Title Company CS Doors, Inc | Delton Stein Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Other Dakota Community Insurance - Joe Belo Insurance or Title Company Dakota Impressions Landscaping & Design, LLC Cody Wilhelm | Landscaping Dakota Windows, Doors, & Siding Dennis Lawson | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work Electric Systems, Inc. | Bob Schuh Electrical Work Ferguson Enterprises | Mike Karpiak Appliances (Retail Dealership) Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning Fred’s Electric, Inc. | Fred Urlacher Electrical Work Graybar Electric Company Christopher Allrich | Electrical Work Heartland Pella Windows & Doors Joel Malingen | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Hot Spring Spas & Pool Tables 2 Carrie Kantola | Other Huntington Homes | Hunt Boustead Single Family Spec/Tract Building Single Family General Contracting Multifamily Building (Condo/Coop Units) iHeartMedia | Charlie Thomas Marketing/advertising or Public Relations Insulation Systems, LLC | Ken Traynor Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Insulation Work Continued on page 11

Your membership is three-in-one: BMHBA, NDAB and NAHB

Professionals building our community through promotion of home ownership, education and legislation since 1958.

2018 Board of Directors PRESIDENT

Lynn Klein Gate City Bank Phone: (701) 355-7633 lynn.klein@gatecitybank.com


Jeff Sattler Sattler Homes Phone: (701)255-7628 jeff@bismarckbuilder.com

2ND VICE PRESIDENT Rory Anderson Verity Homes of Bismarck Phone:(701) 354-2846 rory@verityhomes.com Chad Moldenhauer K&L Homes Inc. Phone: (701) 258-4584 chad@k-lhomes.com Bill Schmid Townsquare Media Phone: (701) 250-6602


Brian Eiseman Stoneshire Builders Phone: (701) 471-6935 brian@stoneshirebuilders.com


Shannon Reichenberg Diversity Homes Phone: (701) 751-3999 shannon@diversityhomesnd.com

SECRETARY/TREASURER Greg Zenker Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air Phone: (701) 222-2155 greg@northernplains.net Susie Franklin Choice Financial Phone: (701) 751-7282


Joe Hillerson Boulder Homes (701) 400-5554 boulderhomesnd@gmail.com Greg Meidinger Aspire Homes (701) 426-8583 greg@daretoaspirend.com Marc Menge BNC National Bank Phone:(701) 250-3000 mmenge@bncbank.com

BIANCO REALTY SALES AWARDS Bianco Realty has named SHIRLEY THOMAS and AMBER SANDNESS “REALTORS® of the Month”! Shirley and Amber had the most closed sales at Bianco Realty for the month of January 2018. Shirley has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2001 and Amber has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2010.

Shirley Thomas

Amber Sandness

Bismarck-Mandan Permit Reports

through Dec. 31, 2017.

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President’s Letter


ello members,

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your local HBA president over the next year. Although this new role may seem daunting at times, Shannon’s enthusiasm and leadership this last year minimizes that trepidation. Thank you Shannon.

I’d also like to compliment our Board of Directors. The disciplines represented by the board members includes considerable construction experience, familiarity with building codes, and expertise in the areas of engineering, law, marketing and finance. This diversity of experience, thought and the freedom to comment and share ideas promotes a comprehensive and effective leadership team. Our Executive Officer Dot and Membership Services Rep Tracy deserve acknowledgement as well. Their administrative skills, enthusiasm and attention to detail make our association stronger and vibrant.

Our industry has a major impact on our community, like no other. One of the most fundamental needs for everyone is shelter. After leaving your parents’ home, college or rental unit, we look for our own home. A place to retreat to, have our own space, raise a family and build financial security.

Lynn Klein

Board President

The impact of our industry is significant. Consider the number of people employed and the resources it provides. Contractors, excavators, plumbing and heating, framers, electricians, finish carpenters, numerous installers and suppliers. During this process you also have the involvement of bankers, title companies, appraisers, city and county inspectors and staff. Beyond this, the impact continues to remodeling, updating of furnishings and fixtures.

Our association was created to promote home ownership. Membership allows you to make business contacts, help shape the building industry, obtain educational material and be part of a larger group that advocates on your behalf at local, state and national levels. The benefit of active involvement in our association may be best illustrated by a short article by Bruce Barton, titled “The Two Seas in Palestine”.

“There are two seas in Palestine. One is fresh, and fish are in it. Splashes of green adorn its banks. Trees spread their branches over it and stretch out their thirsty roots to sip of its healing waters. The River Jordan makes this sea with sparkling water from the hills. So, it laughs in the sunshine. And men build their houses near it, and birds their nests; and every kind of life is happier because it is there. The River Jordan flows on out into another sea. Here there is no splash of fish, no fluttering leaf, no song of birds, no children’s laughter; just a white salt colored shore. The air hangs heavy above its water, and neither man nor beast nor fowl will drink.

What makes the mighty difference in these neighbor seas? Not the River Jordan. It empties the same good water into both. Not the soil in which they lie; not in the country round about. This is the difference. The Sea of Galilee receives but does not keep the Jordan. For every drop that flows into it another drip flows out. The giving and receiving go on in equal measure. The other sea is shrewder, hoarding its income jealously. It will not be tempted into any generous impulse. Every drop it gets, it keeps. The Sea of Galilee gives and lives. This other sea gives nothing. It is named the Dead Sea.” This story not only has personal implications, it applies to our association as well. As members, our involvement and promotion of the HBA benefits not only ourselves but other current members, new members and our community. The vitality, growth and impact of our HBA is accomplished and advanced by our involvement. Shannon’s theme last year was “All Hands on Deck.” Let’s continue that spirit with “Row Together”. Once we get in the boat, we’ll get a lot farther if we put all oars in the water and row together. We have two options, we can just float along and end up somewhere downstream or if we focus on our destination and put all oars in the water we’ll accomplish more and get there faster. Here’s to a tremendous 2018

Regards, Lynn Klein, President BMHBA Board of Directors


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Working for You By NAHB Chairman Randy Noel

I would like to share with you some important updates that were announced at our recent board meeting in Orlando that demonstrate how NAHB is working tirelessly to achieve tangible results on behalf of all our members:

that you can use if your jurisdiction adopts the 2018 International Residential Code to press for amendments that ensure more cost- effectiveness.

• Housing finance reform. NAHB is working • Tax reform. There was discussion on how tax with Republican and Democratic leaders in reform will affect your bottom line and boost Congress to advance comprehensive housing our industry. Thanks to NAHB’s efforts, we finance reform that will protect the 30-year were able to: fixed-rate mortgage, preserve access to credit o Ensure a 100% deduction for business and protect taxpayers. interest on real estate. • Flood insurance. We are making it a top o Retain private activity bonds, which will priority to ensure that Congress acts on a allow the Low Income Housing Tax Credit to long-term reauthorization of the National maintain its effectiveness as the most Flood Insurance Program that will keep the program fiscally sound and preserve rate indispensable tool for affordable housing. affordability. o Preserve the mortgage interest deduction on second homes and the capital gains To help achieve these goals and to strengthen exclusion on the sale of a primary residence, our Federation, this year we will focus on building which will facilitate more home sales in the our membership, which is the lifeblood of our organization. I encourage you join the association future. leadership in reinforcing the many benefits of More information can be found at nahb.org/ NAHB to your industry peers. A broader and more taxreform. I suggest you check with your tax inclusive membership base will enable NAHB to professional regarding the details of the new tax offer more benefits to our members and help us law and have them help prepare your 2018 tax filing. serve as a more powerful voice in Washington. • Building codes. NAHB is constantly My goal in 2018 is to deliver viable benefits for reviewing building codes and identifying your membership. As the year proceeds, I will changes that either have a negative impact provide updates on how your national association on the building industry and home buyers or is working on your behalf to help your industry and that will save builders time and/or expenses your business. Thank you for your membership during construction. We have developed tools and let’s have a great 2018. February 2018 | Building Buzz


CITY & COUNTY ‘CITY CURRENT’ KEEPS RESIDENTS INFORMED Reprinted from the Mandan Messenger The City of Mandan works in conjunction with Dakota Media Access to keep residents informed about city services, policies and other happenings. City Commission meetings are broadcast live on cable channel 2, but another way to stay up to date is through the “City Current” television and radio program.

Hosted by Dakota Media Access Executive Director Mary Van Sickle, the program provides in-depth discussion with city officials. The show focuses on city government issues, City Commission actions, department activities and where citizens can go for more information. Every Wednesday following a Mandan City Commission meeting, City Administrator Jim Neubauer, other staff members or commissioners appear to provide a 30-minute recap of the previous evening’s meeting and other pertinent information. “City Current” airs on the Government Access cable channels 2 and 602 HD, KDAK 102.5 FM and at www. dakotamediaaccess.org.


Reprinted from the Mandan Messenger

A development project that could potentially bring more residential units for Mandan’s rising population is in the works. The Mandan Hill addition developer, Koch Construction, installed water and sewer lines in the summer of 2017.

The project would be a multi-phased development covering about 74 acres. A proposed master plan calls for 97 single family lots, 50 twin home lots, 10 multi-family lots and 3 commercial lots. The area designated for commercial development is closest to where a future extension of Division Street would connect to Mandan Avenue. Reprinted from the Mandan Messenger A development project that could potentially bring more residential units for Mandan’s rising population is in the works. The Mandan Hill addition developer, Koch Construction, installed water and sewer lines in the summer of 2017.

The project would be a multi-phased development covering about 74 acres. A proposed master plan calls for 97 single family lots, 50 twin home lots, 10 multi-family lots and 3 commercial lots. The area designated for commercial development is closest to where a future extension of Division Street would connect to Mandan Avenue.


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NORTH DAKOTA DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS North Dakota Dollars for Scholars is accepting scholarship applications from North Dakota high school seniors and college students. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,500 each for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants must be from a North Dakota community with an active Dollars for Scholars chapter to qualify. Students from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Scholarship offerings cover a variety of categories including vocational/technical schools, military family, community service and continuing college students.

The application deadline for all North Dakota Dollars for Scholars scholarships is April 1, 2018. Scholarship details and the online application are available at goo.gl/TU6ZEW.

CITY & COUNTY UNITED AIR SERVICE EXPANDS TO CHICAGO-O’HARE Last week, it was announced that United Airlines would be adding two daily flights between Bismarck and Chicago-O’Hare on June 7. One of those flights will depart in the early morning and the other around midday. Additionally, the planes being used for the flights are ERJ-145s which are a comfortable, 50 seat regional jet. A desire for more air service options and destinations is something we’ve heard from the business consistently and this announcement will go a long way toward addressing that demand.


HOW TO RENEW A CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE The application for a certificate of renewal must be submitted to the Secretary of State on or before March 1 of each year. In order to obtain a certificate of renewal, the following must be completed.

1. File with the Secretary of State a Contractor License Renewal Application (available through the Business Records Search), which includes:

a. A listing of each project, contract, or subcontract completed by the licensee during the preceding calendar year in North Dakota over the amount of $25,000 per job; b. The nature of the work of each project, contract, or subcontract; and

c. A certification (contained in #14 on the renewal application) that the applicant has submitted all payroll taxes including North Dakota income tax, workers’ compensation premiums, and unemployment insurance premiums due at the time of renewal.

2. A certificate of insurance indicating liability coverage as proof that the applicant has secured liability insurance. 3. The appropriate filing fee made payable to the Secretary of State. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are also accepted.

At a time when Cyber-crime is at an all-time high, Quality Title along is excited to bring to our Bismarck/Mandan Realtors, Lenders and Builders a FREE seminar on Cyber and Wire Fraud. This course will cover the different types of Cyber-crimes, how to protect your clients, how Cyber-crimes impact the Real Estate Industry and more. This course has been approved for 3 CE credits for Realtors and starts at 8am on March 7th at the Ramada. This is one you won’t want to miss!! Please RSVP to info@ qualitytitlend.com or by calling our office at 701.204.6145. Can’t wait to see you there!!

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The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), Bismarck-Mandan Board of Realtors (BMBOR) and Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association (BMHBA) are cohosting a campaign training session for those interested in seeking public office. BMBOR Executive Director Nancy Deichert said, “We are excited to be part of a joint effort to bring this opportunity to people who are interested in seeking election to a public office. The session is chockfull of information on what it takes to run for office, advertising, online presence, fundraising, and much more. And, the attendees will have direct access to two experts in the field of election campaign strategies.” The Candidate Training Academy is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chamber. Made available by the National Association of Realtors, the Academy is facilitated by campaign experts from Cornerstone Solutions. Local representation includes Jim Silrum from the Secretary of State’s Office, Burleigh County Sheriff and District 32 Rep. Pat Heinert and Mandan School Board member Marnie Piehl. “One of the strategies laid out in our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan is to continue to develop an effective local political education program for Chamber Members,” said Chamber President Brian Ritter. “The Candidate Training Academy is the perfect way to do just that,” he added. Any resident of Bismarck-Mandan and the surrounding area considering a run for public office should attend this session.

“Our goal is that this training will turn prospective candidates into active candidates on upcoming ballots,” said BMHBA Executive Officer Dot Frank. “The session will provide basic information about running for office, but most importantly will allow attendees to ask questions of people who have served or are currently serving in an elected office.” The cost is $25 and includes both lunch and course materials. Those interested can register by calling the BMBOR at 701-255-0712



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CITY & COUNTY HOUSE & HOME SOCIAL Join the Home Builders Association as we host NDAB directors and our members for a social after the state board meeting on March 21.

The event will take place at the ND Heritage Center. We’ll have exclusive access to the limited time House & Home touring exhibit. Appetizers and drinks included. Registration is available online at bmhba.com/events. The social will start at 5:30 p.m. and guests are welcome to mingle through 7 p.m.

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BMHBA NEWS Sailing into 2018

Captain Jack Sparrow strikes a pose with Kassy Landis, Tamar Deichert and Lisa Stepp.

Jan. 25- the BMHBA said bon voyage to 2017 with a celebration of nautical proportion at the Annual Dinner. The night was dedicated to thanking the Board for their dedication, outgoing President Shannon Reichenberg for his leadership, welcoming incoming President Lynn Klein. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks and the antics of special guest, Captain Jack Sparrow. A new year means new games and prizes, including a gun, brought home by Past President Eric Brenden. Brandon Brandt with Aspire Homes will be enjoying a Dyson vacuum, courtesy of the OH SHIP activity.

Past president Greg Zenker addressed the crowd of over 100 to call attention to the importance of unity in a time where the building industry faces new challenges. Zenker recently announced his candidacy for Bismarck City Commission and is dedicated to protecting the interests of the BMHBA and its members. In the spirit of Shannon’s moto “All Hands on Deck,” Lynn Klein will continue to encourage member engagement as we all row together into 2018. Thank you, Shannon for your unwavering commitment to the HBA, and to Lynn, for your adherence and enthusiasm going into this exciting new year.


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NDAB Past President Eric Brenden swears in 2018 BMHBA President Lynn Klein.

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EVENTS Calendar of Events Builders, Bean & 2018 Feb. 15 Beer Chili Cookoff Ask an Appraiser Luncheon 11:30 to 1:00 PM Bismarck Elks Lodge

March 15- BMHBA Board Members will battle for the coveted prize ladle as the BMHBA puts a new twist on Fun Night. Join us at the Burleigh County 4H building from 5 to 7 PM to sample hot chili and cold beer. Who will win? You be the judge! Register at BMHBA.com/events or call 701222-2400. Receive one free ticket per membership, $15 per additional ticket. Must be 21 to join the fun. Continued on from page 2 Interiors by France | France Splonskowski Planner or Designer | Flooring Coverings (Retail Dealership) | Other Jerome Distributing | Arthur Jerome Other Jerry’s Vacuum Center | Larry Goetzfridt Joe Vetter Construction | Berna Vetter Single Family Spec/Tract Building Single Family General Contracting KFYR TV | Mike Wolff Marketing/advertising or Public Relations Kuntz & Sons Construction | Randy Kuntz Excavation Work Kupper Chevrolet | Bob Kupper Other Lillis Electric, Inc. | Robert Lillis Computer Products and Services Magi-Touch Carpet One Floor & Home Randy Horner | Planner or Designer Flooring Coverings (Retail Dealership) Other Mertz Builders, Inc. | Wally Mertz Single Family Spec/Tract Building Single Family General Contracting Patriot Homes | Tory Otto Single Family Custom Building | RemodelingResidential | Remodeling-Commercial Pearson Home Builders, Inc. | Terry Pearson Single Family Spec/Tract Building ProFoam Insulation | Mike Murray Insulation Work Proline Enterprises, Inc. | Greg Joblinski Remodeling-Residential | RemodelingCommercial | Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work

Property Resources Group | Shar Larson Land Development RDO Equipment | Gordy Nord Other Red River Glazing, Inc. | Chris Schapp Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Other Ressler Siding & Window | Shawn Ressler Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work Rusch Homes | Tim Rusch Single Family Spec/Tract Building Schwan Buick GMC Cadillac | Lisa Vance Other Sheet Metal Specialties, Inc. | Dan Johnson Manufacturing Skinner’s Roll-Off Service, Inc. | Fred Berger Other Spas, Etc. | Jerry Caufield Spiffy Biffs | Collin Walth Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Starion Bank | Heidi Wahl-McDonald Commercial Banking/Thrift Institution Mortgage Banking | Insurance or Title Company Superior Insulation, LLC | Steve Urlacher Insulation Work Tobias Marman Construction, LLC | Tobias Marman | Single Family Spec/Tract Building Single Family General Contracting | Commercial General Contracting | Carpentry Work U.S. Bank | Shanna Johnson Mortgage Banking

Feb. 22

Candidate Training Academy 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mandan Chamber

Mar. 15

Builders, Beans & Beer Chili Cookoff 5:00 to 7:00 PM Burleigh County 4H Building

Mar. 21

House & Home Social 5:30 to 7:00 PM North Dakota Heritage Center

April 26-29

Spring Parade of Homes Bismarck, Lincoln and Mandan

May 17

Spring Awards Mixer & GMM 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Baymont Inn, Mandan

June 13

Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Picnic 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dakota Zoo

July 10

Annual PAC Golf Tournament Hawktree Golf Club in Bismarck

August 2

Annual Sporting Clay Shoot 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Capital City Sporting Register at bmhba.com/events, or call 701-222-2400.

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Congressional action in 2017 came to a close with the passage of landmark tax reform legislation and the NAHB Federation was an integral part of the legislative process. One grassroots element of the effort was a targeted congressional fly-in, bringing over


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50 members and HBA executive officers to conduct nearly 150 meetings with key congressional offices. For more information about NAHB’s impact during the debate and the impact of the new law on the housing industry, please visit nahb.org/taxreform.




The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation) adopted revisions to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria). These changes will provide additional methods for entry into the real property appraisal profession in the United States. The Criteria will become effective on May 1, 2018.

Find local stats online at nahbhousingportal.org.

The changes include a number of options for entry into the residential appraisal profession. Additionally, the number of experience hours and timeframe for obtaining that experience have been modified.

In the coming months, the AQB will further develop a concept that was outlined in previous exposure drafts: Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (PAREA). PAREA will provide an alternative method for appraisers to gain experience towards obtaining a real property appraiser credential by performing USPAP-compliant appraisals on real properties as well as virtual properties via emerging classroom technology.


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NAHB’s State and Local Government Affairs Committee met during the 2018 International Builders Show and approved dispersements from the State and Local Issues Fund (SLIF). The committee approved funds to assist with passing legislation dealing with employee classification issues and construction defect notification, as well funding for a candidate training and education program.


In 2018 there will be a flurry of housing-related legislation, regulations, studies and ideas introduced from the Anchorage City Council to the Kansas Legislature to Congress. The new NAHB Housing Portal is an interactive tool to help members and HBAs make the case for why housing and home building is important to their local communities. The website features economic data and public opinion polling at the national, state and congressional district levels.

Changes were the result of a nearly three-year process of deliberations, which included the issuance of a discussion draft, concept paper, and four exposure drafts. The proposed changes were publicly vetted at a formal hearing, focus group session, and at several public board meetings. The proposed changes generated over 1,300 comment letters.

NDAB NEWS Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

Kim Schneider, NDAB Chief Executive Officer

Dan Lindquist, NDAB President Once again, North Dakota was well represented at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Orlando last month. The show offered three exciting days of over one million square feet of exhibit space featuring new products and trends for 2018, outstanding educational sessions, and events so members may network with Dan Lindquist key business partners. Because NAHB President holds its key meetings and events in conjunction with IBS, it’s a great way to gain a wealth of knowledge on every level, and in a short amount of time making it a valuable investment in your business. If you missed it, I encourage you to attend next year in Las Vegas, February 19 – 21. NDAB Associate member Dawn Cruff, Dakota Plains Realty, Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead; and member Ken Callahan, MDU, Williston Area Builders Association were two of seventeen finalists for the NAHB 2017 Associate of the Year award. Congratulations to both of you for this prestigious nomination and recognition at the national level.

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Volunteering at the National Level As we return from Orlando and look back at our week of warmer weather, great company, lots of steps and new information we are reminded of all the great opportunities to be involved at the national level with National Kim Schneider Association of Home Builders. NDAB memCEO bers from across the state and representing each of the six local associations traveled to Orlando to be a part of NAHB Board of Directors meetings and the International Builders Show. Annually, NAHB hosts the International Builders Show (IBS) and next year will be doing so again in Las Vegas, February 19-21, 2019. At these meetings, committees made up of Builders and Associates meet to discuss what is happening in the building industry, discuss membership numbers and how to increase, discuss issues across the nation, BUILD-PAC, they recognize their peers with various National awards for the work they do and they have an opportunity to network.

At NAHB meetings, it is always a great opportunity to reconnect with old and new friends, network, and gather new ideas and information. Another fun gathering at IBS is the North Dakota Reception. We are pleased each year to invite North Dakota attendees and our friends to a reception with great food, drinks and of course fun company. We have around 200 people stop by and we recognize the student chapter attendees for their hard work and the competition they participate in. For the past two years, NDAB has teamed up with members from the Area 10 Caucus to co-host a fun evening. This allowed us to host even more guests from our area without The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors was held the competing for time and gave us the opportunity to work closely in morning of January 11. Three key outcomes for members to be planning with our counterparts from Minnesota a Iowa and our Naaware of is the passing of the new governance model, passing the tional Area Chairman (NAC) Keith Butz who so kindly traveled to motion to bring back the third meeting, and electing Chuck ND in December to swear in our 2018 NDAB Board of DirecFowkes to Third Vice Chair for 2018. tors. We thank those that stopped by this year making it another fun evening and a special thank you to the event and annual sponsors In addition, NAHB continues to focus on several issues, including: who generously help in making it a successful event. Regulatory Reform, Housing Finance Reform, Labor Shortage/ Immigration Reform and Environment. If interested in learning more about NAHB meetings and events, please connect with your local association’s Executive Officer or Last, I’d like to take a minute to remind registrants that a paid-in- connect with our office. There are many great volunteer and netfull IBS registration offered a complimentary one-year working opportunities happening in state and in warmer weather and subscription to IBS Education On Demand – watch for an email we would love to see you there! from NAHB explaining the program. If you didn’t make it to IBS, a one-year subscription can be purchased so that you may listen to over 130 recorded sessions covering 8 building industry topics. Take care, The Area 10 Caucus met to a standing room only crowd with every local association from North Dakota represented. Keith Butz, National Chair called the meeting to order. Attending this meeting is vital for gaining understanding of issues by hearing from area State and National representatives attending. ND State Representative Don Dabbert Jr., reported on our behalf. Enough cannot be said about the importance of being involved in the current matters affecting the building industry.

Thank you,

Kim Schneider

Dan Lindquist 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 ❖1701 Burnt Boat Drive, Suite 201, Bismarck, ND 58503-0801 ❖701/222-2401 or 800/326-4746 ❖www.ndbuild.com


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AROUND THE STATE Minot Association of Builders Around the State

Dickinson Area Builders Assoc

Tiffaney Dolechek, Executive Officer Elysha Head, Executive Officer Bismarck/Mandan HBA for donating a Decorating Services, 701-852-0496 Top Recruiter; Ken 701-483-0044 | dickinsonareabuilders.com | minotab.com computer for our new Executive! Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust, Top Dot Frank, Executive Officer Spike; George Fraza, Blue Cross Blue • Arnold Karsky, Lance Kilwein, bmhba.com and Tiffaney Dolechek traveled • The City Leaders Luncheon on are January  Home was showheld booths being 18. soldOver now! 30 701-222-2400 Ken attended Krajsa or Orlando January 8-12 where they were able to Shield learn, of ND, Top New Spike; people the event that the perfectforopportunity January 8thwas is the deadline our Award. HBC granted $12,500 preferred show is AprilCity 15 experience all the things happeningCornerstone at the to bring MAB members closervendors. to city Home officials. Minot’s  see, Theand BMHBA has been busygreat following in scholarships to local high school –lead 17, 2016 ordinance updates in Bismarck InternationalBuilders Show. and Manager, the discussion that featured an students and college students in or Tom Barry, contact for Mandan, Burleigh and Morton Counties. on happenings aroundJackie@willistonbuilders.com Minot as well as what’s in store planning on enrolling in theupdate construction • The DABA GMM be January Grand questions. All next are reviewing and will updating dated 24 at the Ramada programs. for the future. Following that portion of the event, several Dakota codes.Lodge. Eyes are currently on permit cost  Our December Membership other citywith leaders were given a chanceGeneral to answer any questions  The HBA of F-M held a PAC Social changes and development standards. meeting will be held on the 17th • We are busy planning for the 2018 Home Show April 7-8! had. special guest Jerry Howardattendees to talk about

A housing analysis conducted by Bismarck issues NAHB is working on in D.C. and and Mandan outlines a need for an • Planning how they tie in locally. The event wasisa in full force for the 2018 Home and Garden Show! Homeadditional Builders Assoc. of Fargo-Moorhead soon much to our 7,786 owner-occupied homes year’s show Thank will beyou held March 2-3Annual at the NDSF success with 75 members This in attendance. Banquet Sponsors! Your support 2030. The HBAExecutive is working on a task Bryce by Johnson, Chief Officer Center.Favorites from last year’s show like the Pub in the  Just under 20 members attended a Lunch force to explore implementation of the helped us toLego put on a great event! We 701-232-5846 | hbafm.com Park and the Ready Builders Competition are making Session with local building officials to talk study’s recommendations. had a great crowd andChalks a fun and evening a return as well as a new kid’s activity, Smocks. about the latest issues in residential of F-Melected members and staff traveled for the • HBA Members a new Builder board to Orlando celebrating the year end and construction. First International Bank & Trust is sponsoring the chalkhome International Builders’ Show. Over people attended member at the Fall GMM on Nov. 24100 to fill recognizing all our amazing Award drawing competition that will take place alternate of the  The New Year Celebration & City Night is from Fargo-Moorhead area, including Pastthe President Vance Vetter’s seat. The NAHB Student winners. We are already looking on Jan.and 28 at the RadissonReady in Fargo. Builders Lego Competition. 2016 board of directors be sworn in at Competition teams fromwill North Dakota State University forward to doing it all again next year Mayors from Fargo, Moorhead, West the Annual Banquet on Jan.of 14. North Dakota State College Science. Bismarck! • will Plans for the 2018inHome and Garden Show are coming along Fargo, Dilworth & Oxbow be in  The BMHBA welcomes all members to with the show being 70 percent sold out! The MAB is looking attendance and participate on a mayoral • The Newa Year & City This event attend Lead Celebration Renovator and LeadNight was Jan. 25. panel. We will also have special guest forward to Al making the show even bigger and better than last featured a mayoral panel where members asked questions Renovator Initial and Refresher course Jaeger, Secretary of State.year! If you would related to30 specific jurisdictions. Three members were on Nov. and Dec. 1, respectively. like toinstalled attend, please visit the events Visit bmhba.com/events to register. Kim Hochhalter, tothe HBA board of directors: Building calendar at www.hbafm.com.

Williston Area Builders Association Concepts, Area Inc.; Chad Johnson, The Title Company and Robert Dickinson Builders Assoc. Forx Builders Association A. Leslie, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead. Two members Jamie Montgomery, Executive PlatinumOfficer Sponsors—Kuntz Builders, Irene Schafer, Executive Officer Betty Executive701-572-5744 Officer were installed on the Home Builders Care of F-MMcDonald, Foundation | willistonbuilders.com Inc. and Winn Construction, Inc. 701-483-0044 dickinsonareabuilders.com 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com board: Ben Anderson, Benjamin Custom Homes, LLC, and • Williston Area Builders Association held the first GMM of 2018 Kelly, GMM Laborwas Masters.  Nancy Our regular held at the Eagles Silver Sponsor—ProBuild  There was good attendance Slate onatTuesday, January 16,sponsored by American State Bank Club onfor November 11 with a moment of Review Interior Builders after • Watch the HBA of F-M Annual Video Design’s which Novemberand Trust Company. American State Bank & Trust was also the silence honoring our veterans. NDAB-PAC Sponsor—Bosch Hours. Thank you Alissa. evening’s presenter, highlights the year’s accomplishments. discussingReception commercial and residential  Our Home Show committee is busy Co.new renovation loan programs  The December Builders after Hours They will be alsoLumber lending. presented planning our Home Show in April, hosted by the Membershipavailable Committee and through FHA and Fannie Mae. Forx Builders Association updating and adding new features. Banner Sponsor—Roers West, LLC the Board of Directors at Keith’s Security Cassie Thompson,  Our main focusExecutive right now isOfficer on World. Jim Bisson owner• ofMcKenzie Keith’s LockCounty & Builders Association will be holding Key will be retiring the endtheir of December the State Meeting here in Dickinson. We 701-746-4536 | forxbuilders.com first GMM on January 22, hosted by Cornerstone Bank and we will be helping him and celebrate this are looking forward to making this a you to the NDAB sponsored byAlso, BDS Thank Land. The meeting will 2015 be held at • Minnesota Contractors > MNasContinuing Education classes milestone. special night for Arnold Karsky he is Partners! We truly appreciate your City. Cornerstone Bank, located at 106 8th Ave SE in Watford will be held on State February 6 at the Ramada. Please call Cassie installed as our President. Our Home Design and Garden Show support and we have enjoyed serving We will bewill updating the membership on all the exciting things with any questions!  Following that, we also busy planning our be held April 1, 2 & 3 at the Alerus Center. you throughout theon. entire year! this new association has been working annual Christmas Party. Newly elected • The 2018 Home Design & Garden Show will be held at the Minot Association of Builders Vice President, Val Voelkering is busy with Alerus Center March 23-25. Executive Officer her committee putting final touches to a very special evening at the Elks Club. 701-852-0496 minotab.com 

We would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to Kim and Heather and other associations to attend our Christmas party. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Bryce Johnson, Executive Vice President hbafm.com 701-232-5846

Thank you to everyone who attended our Awards Gala & Annual Meeting. The HBA of F-M celebrated award winners and scholarship recipients with over 200 of its members. The awards went to Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc., Builder of the Year; Paul Krabbenhoft, Coldwell Banker First Realty, Associate of the Year; Heritage Homes, BEAM; Dan Beecher, Foam Doctor’s LLC, Extra Mile; John Koerselman, Red River Drywall &


We are having a “Holiday Open House” for our members here at the office December 15th from noon-7pm with food and beverage.

Williston Area Builders Association Janna Lutz, Executive Officer 701-572-5744 willistonbuilders.com

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WABA welcomes new incoming board members: Lance Bevier of Tractor and Equipment Co., Joan Mainwaring of American State Bank and Trust Co., and Bob Radermacher of Bakken Contracting. Mark Schneider, LJA, was sworn in as our incoming WABA President at our Annual Meeting in November. Top Spikes were also recognized: Bill Murphy and Dave Nordenstrom became Life Spikes in 2015! Special thanks to Dot Frank and the

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