January 2017 Building Buzz

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Publisher/Editor: Dot Frank Layout Editor: Michael L. Quinn Contributor: Tracy DeForest

New Members & Anniversaries November 2016 New Members Creek Energy Services LLC | Mike Hatzenbuhler creekservices.com

Elite Homes | Kasey Welch Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting

Ryan Karsky Construction | Ryan Karsky Single Family General Contracting & Remodeling SuperGreen Solutions | Eric Budd www.supergreensolutions.com/bismarcknd Planner or Designer | Electrical Work

Time to Renew! Members with January Anniversaries. Renew by January 31, 2017. A-1 Heating & Air | Dustin Zaun www.a1heatingandair.org | Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning

Heartland Buildings LLC | Bryan Dean Commercial Building

All Seasons Landscape | Bryan Berger Landscaping

Lexar Homes | Mike Radke | www.lexarhomes.com Single Family General Contracting & Custom Building

Blind Ambition | Valerie Lewton Paint/Wall coverings

Midco | Genie Sauvageau | midcocomm.com Marketing/Advertising or Public Relations

Bath Planet of North Dakota | John Rice Remodeling-Residential

Boulder Homes | Joe Hillerson www.boulderhomesnd.com | Single Family Spec/Tract Building Branded Envy Rustic Home Furnishings Shanda Morgan | brandedenvy.com

Burning Desires Inc. | Kent Hildebrand www.burningdesiresnd.com | Masonry/Stone Work Central City Remodelers | Ted Keller Remodeling-Residential

Century 21 Morrison Realty | Jerry Schlosser www.century21morrison.com | Real Estate

Concrete Creations | Tyler Lindberg www.tylerlindberg30.wix.com/concrete-creations22 Creative Touch Homes | Jeremy Kukowski www.creativetouchhomesnd.com Single Family | Spec/Tract Building

Dynamic Cabinet Design | Mary Maier dynamiccabinetdesign.com | Remodeling-Residential Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership)

Mark’s Heating & Cooling Inc. | Mark Stumpf Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning


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


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


Greg Zenker Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air Phone: (701) 222-2155 greg@northernplains.net

SECRETARY/TREASURER Susie Franklin Choice Financial Phone: (701) 751-7282



Chad Moldenhauer K&L Homes Inc. Phone: (701) 258-4584 chad@k-lhomes.com

Rory Anderson Verity Homes of Bismarck Phone:(701) 354-2846 rory@verityhomes.com

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

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


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

Wade Vogel Premier Homes, Inc. Phone (701)226-1809 wade@premierhomesnd.com

Marc Menge BNC National Bank Phone:(701) 250-3000 mmenge@bncbank.com

Precision Tops, LLC | Riley Yadon

Quality Dirtworks, LLC | Nathan Schneider www.qualitydirtworksllc.com | Excavation Work

Rick Slavik Construction, Inc. | Rick Slavik Single Family Spec/Tract Building & Custom Building Ryan Dodge of Bismarck | Tom Rehborg www.ryandodgebismarck.com

Schlomer Construction, Inc. | Dana Schlomer Single Family Spec/Tract Building

Superior Home Solutions LLP | Dave Senger superiorhomesolutionsllp.com | Remodeling-Residential | Building Materials Lumber

BIANCO REALTY SALES AWARDS Bianco Realty has named JUDY MASLOWSKI and SHIRLEY THOMAS “REALTORS® of the Month”! Judy & Shirley had the most closed sales at Bianco Realty for the month of December 2016. Judy has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2007 and Shirley has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2001.

Superior Window Coverings Inc. | Dave Buchholtz www.superiorwindowcoveringsnd.com

Go Mini’s | John Hoffman www.gominis.com/dealers/Bismarck

USI Insurance Services | Dan Werner www.usi.biz | Insurance or Title Company

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2017 Board of Directors

Mr. Squeegee Window Cleaning, Inc. Tena Liudahl | www.mrsqueegeend.com

Timber Ridge Plumbing & Heating, Inc. | Todd Backman www.timberridgeph.com | Building Materials Lumber


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

Minnkota Power Cooperative | Sharon Ross minnkota.com | Utilities

Exterior Plus | John Jore | exteriorremodles.com Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work

G & J Awning & Canvas, Inc. | Beth Brenny www.gjawning.com | Building Materials Lumber

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

TRI Energy Cooperative Bismarck | Cy Fix www.cenexofbismarck.com | Utilities

Judy Maslowski

Shirley Thomas

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President’s Letter


appy New Year BMHBA members,

As I write my first President’s Column I am looking out my office window at a wall of snow and having a hard time imagining when the first basements will get put in this year. We all know though, that too shall pass and so like all of you bidding and preparing for the spring and our next building season the association is busy as well.

Before looking forward to the new year I would like to thank our outgoing President Greg Zenker and our outgoing board members for the countless hours and sacrifice they have made on behalf of our association. Now looking forward; as already stated the association has been very busy advocating on our behalf. Here are a few to highlight:

• The state building code adoption is coming in early 2017 at a local level. Members have been combing through the changes and will be involved in the process throughout. • The HBA was chosen to represent our industry on the Mayor’s Infrastructure Task Force and will help present recommendations to the City Commission in March.

Shannon Reichenberg Board President

• The storm water policy discussions are in progress for Bismarck. We will stay involved in these conversations to identify the best policy for all. • Updates to ordinances continue in Mandan and Morton County. Residential changes were recently approved in Mandan and multi-family zoning is under review now. • IBS is around the corner and will take place in Orlando.

• Activities are scheduled to bring builders and associates together with our elected officials during the legislative session.

For those of you who weren’t at our Annual Dinner, I would like to give you a recap of my message for the year; it’s pretty simple, “You will get out what you put in.” In other words, my challenge to our entire membership is to get involved.

I’m not saying that everyone needs to serve on the board, maybe you’re more suited to serve with one of our hardworking volunteers a committee. Maybe you’d rather work side by side with members as we advocate on behalf of our association to fight unneeded, costly regulation and code changes. Maybe you could spread the word and recruit more members.

If nothing else, just try to attend as many events as you possibly can and support the association in that way. Although the Home Show and Parades are great events for the association, we are so much more than that. The association has become a huge advocate for our industry and has earned a seat at many discussions with other organizations and city leaders. For us to continue to grow and be successful, we need all of you. Let’s make it a great 2017!

Your President, Shannon Reichenberg


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Don’t Miss the NAHB Meeting of the Members

New for IBS 2017, the NAHB Meeting of the Members will take place Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 8:009:30 a.m. in the Valencia Ballroom at the Orange County Convention Center. Best-selling author and Shark Tank personality Barbara Corcoran will headline this engaging and informative event.

Barbara Corcoran

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t’s hard to believe, but Bismarck Public Schools is expected to grow by 1,900 students (13%) in the next five years according to planner Rob Schwarz of RSP Associates who presented updated enrollment numbers to the School Board in November. His K-12 enrollment projections have been 99% accurate for BPS over the past few years.

The district’s most pressing need, according to Schwarz, is middle school space. Elementary classes of 1,000 or more students are now entering the middle level. Horizon and Simle are already over-capacity and Wachter will be over capacity next year. All three middle schools are on track to increase a total of 740 more students in five years. There was no middle school space in the last bond election because residents at that time felt the total amount would be too costly.

BPS high schools are expected to increase by 977 students. Century High will need an addition because its capacity is too small to handle its share of the high school growth. Bismarck High was slated to add an auditorium a few years ago, but the project was put on hold due to the recent need for elementary space. In December, the Board decided to ask voters to approve additional middle and high school space at no anticipated mill increase to local taxpayers. Some old bonds are coming off as former school


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projects are being paid off, so school mills for debt service could remain flat if new bonds for middle and high school projects are approved, even if home values in Bismarck increase by as much as 9% over the next five years. The 2017 bond amount would be $57.5 million.

The Board chose Tuesday, March 7th for the election so bids can be opened by late March and early April in time for the spring construction season. Additions to the three middle schools would mostly complete by the start of the 2018 school year. Additions and remodeling at Bismarck and Century High Schools would be done on a staggered schedule. The district feels doing the projects this way will create a more competitive bid environment versus doing all five projects at one time. The Board will have three information sessions in January to show the plans to the public. Those will be held at 7 pm on January 17th at Wachter; January 19th at Horizon; and January 24th at Simle Middle School. Please mark your calendar to attend one of these sessions. More information about the projects, drawings, and election are available at www. bismarckschools.org under the green Bond Election 2017 tab on the left.

CITY & COUNTY Rising Interest Rates, House Prices Push Thousands Out of the Market One thousand dollars might sound insignificant when compared to the overall price of a new home. But that relatively small amount of money has a surprisingly big impact on affordability.

door on a growing number of prospective buyers.

Many builders and developers are finding it increasingly difficult to avoid these price jumps in the face of mounting regulations and governmentimposed fees, which can add up quickly and shut the

But the impact varies widely across the country. The effects are more significant in areas where new homes are more affordable.

NAHB economists recently determined that for every $1,000 increase in the cost of today’s medianpriced home, nearly 153,000 American households are priced out and would no longer be able to afford it.

Those numbers become even more eye-opening when looking at potential interest rate increases. With just a quarter-point rise in the rate for a 30year fixed-rate mortgage, approximately 1.2 million people would be priced out of that segment of the market and forced to set their sights lower than a median-priced home—or delay their home purchase altogether.

Homes Impacted by $1000 Increase Median New Home Price: Income Needed to Qualify: All Households: Buyers Priced Out:

North Dakota


$205,686 $51,217 321,731 586

$222,474 $54,423 56,401 91

Mandan Releases Updated Contractors Manual Mandan Building Official Doug Lalim has updated and published the City’s Contractors Manual to cityofmandan.com. The manual serves as a basic guide to the City’s construction permits, codes and processes. The document is available in the building department offices of Mandan City Hall or online for download off cityofmandan.com or at bmhba.com.

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BUILD YOUR BUSINESS It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.


– Harry S. Truman

usiness owners never stop looking for ways to be more efficient and profitable, and NAHB has created a one-stop shop for access to the latest and greatest business information for builders. NAHB Builder Books offers an extensive library, hand-picked by industry experts to help you build your business. Topics include: • Accounting/Estimating • Building Techniques • Business Management • Codes & Regulations • Construction Management • Customer Service • Home Buyers/Owners • Land Development • Remodeling • Safety • Sales and Marketing • And more

Create library of building industry related information for you and your employees by visiting bmhba.com and click on the Builder Books link. Contact the BMHBA at 222-2400 for more information.

BUILDERS AND ASSOCIATES COME TOGETHER OVER LUNCH On March 8 , the BMHBA is supporting efforts to do business with members by hosting its first Box Lunch with a Builder. This event will be held quarterly to bring builders and Associate members together in an informal setting to learn how to work together efficiently. The purpose of the lunch is for builder members to learn about products and services available from our associate members, and for associates to become familiar with builder expectations.

Box Lunch with a Builder will be limited to 2 Builder Members and 10 Associate Members, and will be hosted at the BMHBA office. The event is $25.00 for Associates, with an opportunity to sponsor the event and buy lunch for builder members. Register at BMHBA.com/events, or call Tracy at 701-222-2400. BMHBA 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR February 17-18 2017 BMHBA Home Show March 23rd Fun Night at Jerome’s

April 27-30 Spring Parade of Homes

May 18 Spring Awards Mixer at the Baymont Inn Mandan June 15 Annual Picnic at The Post

July 11 PAC Golf Tournament at Prairie West

August 3 Sporting Clay Shoot at Capital City Sporting Clays September 28- Oct. 1 Fall Parade of Homes


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number of temporary tax provisions, or tax extenders, are set to expire this month, and it appears unlikely that Congress will renew them. They include energy tax incentives used by builders, as well as home owner tax benefits including the deduction for mortgage insurance premiums.

All year, House Republicans were steadfast in their opposition to extending these tax provisions, but the Senate had signaled interest in extending some or all of them. Donald Trump’s victory changed that, with the tax writing committees now focusing entirely on moving tax reform in 2017. Notably, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has now said he is reluctant to push for any further extension. Renewing this package of tax extenders had become a regular and dependable political event, but recent political developments have altered the political calculation.

Last year, Congress made a number of key tax extenders permanent: small business section 179 expensing limits, the 9% fixed credit rate for low-income housing tax credits, the R&D tax credit, and deductibility for state and local sales taxes.

Combined with an earlier bill that made a permanent fix to the AMT rules, making the most visible tax extenders permanent changed the dynamic regarding future extension efforts by removing much of the political impetus.

Despite these hurdles, NAHB continues to explore opportunities to extend the provisions and is meeting with lawmakers to push for action. The following tax provisions will expire after Dec. 31: Deduction for Mortgage Insurance. Allows taxpayers, subject to an income cap beginning at $100,000, to deduct premiums paid for private mortgage insurance and FHA/RHA/VA insurance premiums.

Section 45L Tax Credit for Energy Efficient New Homes. Provides builders a $2,000 tax credit for the construction of homes exceeding heating and cooling energy standards by 50%. The base energy code is the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code plus supplements. Builders must have tax basis in the home to claim the credit (i.e., they must own and then sell/lease the residence). Section 25C Tax Credit for Qualified Energy Efficiency Improvements. This policy offers a credit worth up to $500 (subject to a $500 lifetime cap), with lower caps for certain products like windows, for consumers to install qualified energyefficient upgrades.

Section 25D Tax Credit for Power Production Property (partial expiration). This program offers a 30% tax credit for the installation of solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal heat pumps and fuel cells in new or existing homes. Starting Jan. 1, this credit will only be available for solar, and will remain in effect through 2021, although under a new phase-out regime. The 30% credit becomes a 26% credit in 2020, a 22% credit in 2021, and then expires.

Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief. The provision eliminates any taxes home owners might face due to renegotiating the terms of a home loan, which result in forgiving or canceling a portion of the outstanding mortgage, particularly in connection with short sales. It applies only to principal residences and is extended for 2015 and 2016. The exclusion is also modified to debt discharged in 2017 if the discharge is pursuant to a written agreement entered into in 2016. Section 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction. Provides a deduction up to $1.80 per square foot for commercial and multifamily buildings that exceed specific energy efficiency requirements under ASHRAE 2007.

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed new rules for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) which preserve the ability of cities to choose from a wide range of options to tackle urban water pollution. Despite heavy lobbying by environmental groups, EPA failed to use this court-mandated rulemaking as a means to “raise the floor” of the MS4 program by adding more stormwater requirements for small cities. Options for Cities and States


The broad impact of this rulemaking spans across the nation, as it could have restricted how cities across the nation regulate new and re-development to comply with the Clean Water Act. NAHB petitioned the agency to return the term “narrative” to the rule text, leaving no room for misinterpretation that EPA may only accept numeric postconstruction limits when reviewing state-run programs. The agency agreed, reversing its initial proposal to eliminate non-numeric options from the list of approved practices. “This rule signals that EPA is open to allowing cities to address pollution by carefully crafting local programs that work with development, rather than against it,” said NAHB Environmental Program Manager Eva Birk. However, moving forward, state permit writers must incorporate “clear, specific and measurable” permit terms to satisfy the order.

“Many cities are turning to low-cost methods such as street sweeping, lawn fertilizer reduction and flexible installation and maintenance programs to achieve better water quality

results over the long term,” Birk said. “Cities are creative. Along with water quality trading and stormwater credits, this language leaves a lot of options on the table for cities to grow market-based programs that really work.” EPA’s decision still does not clarify the definition of the “maximum extent possible” limit under this rule, nor how it applies to specific steps MS4s include in their statemandated stormwater programs. NAHB expects EPA will continue to pressure states to adopt stricter limits for new and re-development. However, under this language, states can still make their own case for how programs will meet clean-water goals.

FED RAISES INTEREST RATES by NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz


For just the second time since the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve increased its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points. While still low, the rate increase continues the path toward higher interest rates and a normalized monetary policy after years of stimulative policy designed to support an economic recovery. The current outlook is for three additional rate hikes in 2017.

Economic growth remains modest, though the pace could increase with a fiscal stimulus in the form of deficitfinanced tax cuts or government spending increases as the Trump administration takes office.

The Fed’s move is consistent with recent labor market data, which reveal tight employment conditions. The unemployment rate declined to 4.6% in November, as 178,000 jobs were created during the month, of which 19,600 positions were in the home building and remodeling sector. Over 120,000 jobs have been created in residential construction within the last year.


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While solid employment figures are good news for housing demand, ongoing labor constraints are an inflation risk and a motivation for the Fed to continue raising rates in 2017. For more detailed analysis, including an overview of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s post-meeting comments, go to EyeOnHousing.org.

In a major victory for home building firms and other small businesses across the land, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive health care package which includes a provision to allow employers to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to help their employees pay for health insurance. The House preciously approved the bill and President Obama is expected to sign the measure into law shortly.

HRAs allow small businesses to offer pre-tax dollars to insured employees to help pay premiums and/or other outof-pocket costs associated with medical care and services. Most small companies do not have human resource departments or benefits specialists. HRAs offer these businesses a simpler, easier way to help their employees to obtain health coverage. NAHB has led the charge working independently and with a coalition of other business organizations to remedy this injustice by calling on the IRS to revoke its ruling on the use of HRAs and pushing for a congressional solution.

At NAHB’s urging, a section was added to the 21st Century Cures Act that would reinstate the use of HRAs and rescind the punitive IRS penalties associated with them.


“NAHB has been spearheading efforts to reinstate the use of HRAs since the IRS issued guidance prohibiting their use,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady. “This bipartisan legislation is an important step forward to allow small business owners to help their workers with rising health care costs and to ensure more Americans receive affordable health coverage. At the same time, it will protect employers against outrageous fines for providing this cost-sharing option to their workers.”



FIND IT AND FIX IT... BEFORE OSHA DOES Jobsite inspections are a key component of any safety and health program. The responsibility of identifying and correcting hazards extends to every supervisor and worker at the company.

Those whom the employer designates to conduct the inspections should be competent enough to know the applicable safety standards and identify various hazards in the workplace. These individuals should also have the authority to take appropriate action. Specific requirements must also be met for some of OSHA’s standards as well, such as those for scaffolding and trenching.

Immediate action can include:

• Evaluating the potential hazard and correcting it, if possible


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to conduct regular, day-to-day inspections of their jobsites, materials and equipment. The consequences of not having safety procedures in place could potentially result in serious injury or even death. It could also lead to thousands of dollars in fines and increased insurance costs.

Anytime a potential safety hazard is identified by the supervisor responsible for inspecting the jobsite — or it is identified by workers, subs, vendors or invited visitors — the hazard must be evaluated immediately and appropriate action must be taken.

• Notifying all those who could be at risk to avoid the hazard

• Contacting the designated person or safety coordinator to either fix the hazard or determine if no action is necessary

Finally, supervisors and safety coordinators should be responsible for documenting all findings from safety inspections and possible safety violations found by others.

For additional information and resources for developing a comprehensive safety program, visit https://goo. gl/25Jskt.

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WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN FOR THE NEW YEAR? Every coach goes into each challenge with a game plan and a playbook. At least, every coach that ever expects to score points has their plays. Likewise, every athlete has their key plays memorized so that they can pull the one that best suits their immediate situation and apply it at the drop of the hat.

As business owners or sales professionals, we take the field every day with the goal of moving the ball forward, scoring points, and winning the day’s plays. And it’s a competitive field – every other business is vying for the same outcome.

SAFETY VIOLATIONS LEAD TO HEFTY FINES FOR FRAMING AND ROOFING COMPANIES Based on recent news releases pushed out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), framing and roofing companies (especially those that have already been cited and/or fined) should be increasingly diligent about following safety and health regulations. OSHA’s enforcement of fall protection violations seems to have picked up at the recent renewal of its Region-Wide Local Emphasis Program, which allows the agency to conduct inspections of residential construction worksites under the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA. For example, recently:

Regardless of the time of year that you are reading this, if you don’t have the next quarter completely planned out and your plays ready to initiate, then you’ve lost that quarter – the best you can hope for is to get your planning done for the remainder of the year and hope you can make up the difference. Identifying the most important goals and creating a game plan to address them isn’t difficult. Your goals should be based on the 7 Key Numbers that drive revenue and cash flow. And the strategies, tactics and actions should then follow the 8 Ps. Plan as follows: Objectives > Strategies > Tactics > Tools > Implementation (8Ps – see diagram above).

From the 7 Key Numbers, decide which area of business you need to address. For each of the areas listed, you should have a projected goal. And if you’re monitoring those goals, then you’ll be able to compare your actual numbers with your projections and quickly see if your results are “thumbs up” or “thumbs down”.

I just recorded a live webinar on the subject of how to formulate your game plan, build a playbook and decide on the right plays. You can view the video at http://cashflowengineering. com/playbook/. At the end of the video you’ll be able to download 15-page a sample playbook, complete with instructions, to get you started.

In late November, OSHA issued a press release about a Florida framing contractor who now faces $360,000 in fines for fallrelated safety hazards and other safety violations. OSHA cited the company after repeatedly observing employees working at heights of up to 22 feet without fall protection. In late September, OSHA fined a New Jersey contractor $291,997 for failing to provide fall protection for employees at four Lehigh Valley worksites, and 13 other safety violations. A Syracuse roofing contractor with a history of safety violations was fined $96,000. In early September, inspectors found employees working atop a residential roof up to 20 feet without fall protection. They also found an additional fall hazard created by a roof access ladder that did not extend at least 3 feet above the roof’s edge for required stability. OSHA

previously cited the company for similar hazards at other roofing jobs.

In late September, two unrelated companies (roofing and framing) received fines over $200,000 for repeat safety violations. During site inspections for both companies, employees were observed performing roofing and framing activities without fall protection. In the same month, another roofing company was fined a little over $60,000 for failing to work crews with fall protection. “The company can easily eliminate the hazards by using readily available and reusable personal protective equipment, or by making simple modifications to its work practices, yet it continues to expose workers to dangerous conditions. This will not be tolerated by OSHA,” said Jean Kulp, director of OSHA’s Allentown, Pa., area office, in a press release.

Inspections under OSHA’s Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction are ongoing. Protect your workers and your investment by participating in the BMHBA’s Fall Protection class. Contact Tracy at 701-222-2400 for more details.

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Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, on Dec. 6 released a set of principles regarding reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which expires on Sept. 30, 2017.

Approaching lenders for financing can be stressful. Here are five useful tips that may help make it a little easier.

Do some research ahead of time. Try your best to find a local banker or lender who makes construction loans and understands the business of residential home construction. At the very least, you should look for one that is flexible and open to learning about the industry.

Establish credibility early on. There is great value in establishing confidence and trust. Provide the bank/lender with your resume and company history, and make sure to demonstrate past successes. Provide references from satisfied customers and subcontractors with whom you have positive relationships.

Come prepared. Before negotiating with a bank or lender, put together a thorough and complete packet of information about your business, including: up-to-date and easy-to-understand financials, a marketing plan for each project that requires financing, marketing collateral material and an accurate estimate of the project cost(s).

Negotiate from a position of strength. Knowledge is power, so it’s beneficial to learn about local terms and conditions in the banking community. Know the loan-to-value ratios of your request, as well as the ranges acceptable to your bank. As a helpful guide on financing home construction projects, read Survive and Thrive in Building, which is available at https://goo.gl/lzACqd.

Marker Released for Flood Insurance Reauthorization in 2017

Understand your banker’s needs. Know what regulations, requirements and internal management issues affect your banker. How much power or authority does the loan officer maintain? Is there a loan committee that makes decisions or a series of management signoffs? By understanding these needs, you will have a far better chance of success.

Negotiating with a bank or lender can be intimidating. Keep in mind that your banker has a job to do as well. Careful and diligent preparation can help ease the process, and foster positive outcomes.

NAHB commends Luetkemeyer for requesting greater transparency by requiring the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to hold public meetings and explain its premium rate structures.

NAHB also supports Luetkemeyer’s call for a longer reauthorization timeframe to reduce uncertainty in the market.

The principles document provides few specifics on actual policies. However, NAHB expects the committee to move quickly in the new year with draft legislation.

Reauthorizing the NFIP will be a priority for NAHB in 2017. The association looks forward to working Chairman Luetkemeyer and members of his committee to draft a reauthorization that takes into account the concerns of the housing community, particularly as it relates to the mapping program and the current NFIP mandatory purchase requirements for residential properties with federally backed mortgages.


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January 2017 | Building Buzz


NDAB NEWS Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

Happy New Year! Hello fellow Happy New Year! It is hard to believe 2016 is behind us already Many of you will probably be reading this around the time of IBS. I hope to see many of you there. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and reflect on where we have been and look forward to 2017. My Eric Brenden name is Eric Brenden. I have worked at 2017 NDAB President Northwest Contracting in Bismarck since 1998. My wife, Tara, has been teaching Math at Bismarck High for the past 10 ½ years. We have three children, ranging in age from 13 to 3. I would like to thank our past president Arnold Karsky for his service this past year. It has been a privilege working with Arnold, and I know that he will continue to be involved in the Association for years to come. I would also like to thank all of the committee members and the board of directors. Many of them have spent countless hours working behind the scenes on behalf of the Association. Finally, I would like to thank our outgoing directors for the work they have done the last several years for NDAB. As I mentioned at the annual banquet, the mission of the ND Association of builders is to represent the professional building industry through legislation, information, and education. This year is a legislative year, and I believe that one of the most valuable member benefits are the efforts of the local, state, and national associations to promote builder friendly legislation. There are many examples of legislation that NDAB has promoted in the past that have helped keep housing more affordable. One specific example was the fire sprinkler legislation from a few years ago. North Dakota became the first state in the nation to prevent fire sprinkler codes from being mandated in the state building code for single family homes and duplexes. Since that time, several states have passed similar laws that have been modeled after ours. I would encourage everyone to get involved. One person can, and often does, make a difference. However, the more people that we have engaged, the more our voice is heard at the Capital. Finally, I would like to thank our membership for the opportunity to serve as your President for the upcoming year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with the NDAB staff, committee members, and our board of directors in 2017.

January 2017

Time to Come Together As we ring in the New Year NDAB is also excited to welcome new Board Members and members across the state! 2016 was a busy year for NDAB and we are looking forward to presenting new opportunities to our membership, visiting each of the six local associations (hope to meet you!) and continuing our strong advocacy work. Kim Schneider NDAB Executive Officer

Last month we all came together as we teamed up with the Bismarck-Mandan HBA to host our Annual Awards Banquet in Bismarck. We had a fun night reflecting back on a successful 2016, presenting awards, swearing in our 2017 NDAB Board of Directors, reconnecting with friends and ending the night with laughter brought to us by a construction comedian. It was a great escape from the cold and snow! One important event of the night was the passing of the hammer as we gave a heartfelt thank you to our 2016 NDAB State President, Arnold Karsky. Arnold, along with his family and his business, dedicated countless hours and miles to NDAB and we feel so fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers in our organization willing to work hard for the building industry. With the outgoing of Arnold, we are proud to announce our 2017 NDAB State President, Eric Brenden. Eric and his family live in Bismarck and he has taken the opportunity to introduce himself in his article. Thank you to Eric, Tara and their children for their dedication and support through the years as Eric climbed the NDAB ladder to the position of State President. We are excited for your year ahead as our leader! We truly value all of our Board Members and the time and dedication they put into serving on the board. We also send our heartfelt thank you to the board members families for the time away. Thank You! We are proud to announce that at our banquet we also presented four state-wide awards. Congratulations to our winners: Builder of the Year: Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting, FM HBA Associate of the Year: Dawn Cruff, Green Team Reality, FM HBA BEAM Award: Chad Moldenhauer, K&L Homes, Bis-Man HBA

Membership Award: Bryce Johnson, Fargo-Moorhead HBA January is also the month to renew your sponsorships or sign up for one! Your company can be an annual Partner or maybe you are interested in just one of our statewide events. We have many great options and opportunities to display your logo be provided recognition. If interested in learning more, please contact our office at 701 -222-2401 or visit our website for details. Cheers to a New Year, I look forward to an exciting year ahead! Take care, Kim


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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