June 2016 Building Buzz

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Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association

BUILDING Buzz June 2016

ANNUAL BSC SCHOLARSHIP PICNIC PAGE 8

JUNE 9TH

5:00 PM BUILD-PAC Defending Housing page 5

Drowning in Flood Insurance Costs page 7

Keep an Eye on These Code Proposals

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

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

2016 Board of Directors PRESIDENT Greg Zenker Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air Phone: (701) 222-2155 1ST VICE PRESIDENT Shannon Reichenberg Diversity Homes Phone: (701) 220-8177 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Lynn Klein Gate City Bank Phone: (701) 355-7633

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

SECRETARY/TREASURER Susie Franklin Choice Financial Phone: (701) 250-1904

Nathan Jones Tollberg Homes Phone: (763) 205-2037

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

Paula Haider Haider Glass Specialties Phone: (701) 250-6787 Chad Moldenhauer K & L Homes, Inc. Phone: (701) 258-4584 Jeff Sattler Sattler Homes Phone: (701) 255-7628

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

3 JOIN BIANCO REALTY Bianco Realty is excited to announce 3 new REALTORSÂŽ to join their professional Real Estate Team: Chris Braun, Chris Hall and Phyllis Rittenbach. Braun, Hall and Rittenbach look forward to helping clients with their Real Estate needs, achieving their dream of home ownership and providing a Tradition of Excellence!

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President’s Letter

M

ay kicked off with our Spring Parade of Homes and again our association did a fantastic job. We were graced with nice weather and the community turned out to see the homes. Thank you again to the builders that entered homes in the Parade.

We are still working through the code adoption process and the amendments are in. They are now reviewing the amendments that we submitted along with what the other local associations submitted. I hope we can find some common ground with the building officials on our submitted amendments. Please keep an eye out for a call to make comments at the hearings, which are scheduled for July 7 and 8. Your stories make a difference when sharing the reason behind amending or eliminating onerous and expensive codes that provide little or no return for the homeowner.

Looks like we will have a Trump v. Clinton presidential election in November. Now is a great time to contribute to BUILD-PAC; we need to support our national association to ensure we get the best candidate in the White House. Our two-year goal from NAHB is $10,000 (based on a $20 contribution from each member) we are at $3,500 so far this year. Remember, we get a portion of those funds back, once we meet that goal, which we use to support our local elections.

Greg Zenker Board President

Speaking of local elections…

Remember to get out and vote on June 14. The primary election is extremely important to us. It is when we choose commission and mayoral candidates. The Government Affairs Committee reached out to candidates and requested responses to industry-focused questions. They used that information to determine who the HBA would stand behind. After discussion and debate the following candidates were endorsed: • Bismarck City Commission: Parrell Grossman and Steve Marquart • Mandan City Commission: Scott Davis and Karl Liepitz • Mandan Mayor: Shannon Reichenberg

The aforementioned candidates understand the challenges our industry faces and will work to accommodate our concerns. The board and association are particularly proud of Shannon Reichenberg, BMHBA 1st VP for entering the contest for the mayor of Mandan. I wish Shannon the best of luck and I am very confident that he will do a fantastic job as Mayor!

Your President, Greg Zenker

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BUILD-PAC Trustees Doing Their Part to Defend Housing With a goal of $3 million this election cycle, BUILD-PAC trustees got creative in April and May, thinking of some outside-the-box ideas to help them raise money from members in their states. South Dakota held a successful event on April 26 at the Midwest landmark restaurant Minervas in Sioux Falls. The high-donor dinner hosted by the HBA of the Sioux Empire raised $1,000 from each attendee for BUILD-PAC.

discussion and ask questions relating to their businesses. The California trustees used these events to demonstrate the importance of having a pro-housing Congress and investing in BUILD-PAC. They raised over $36,000 for BUILD-PAC, with 17 members contributing a minimum of $1,000 or above.

“Through leadership, members are able to participate in the political process and be a part of advocacy efforts. Our

than 60 members in attendance took a private tour of the battleship and enjoyed some traditional Mexican food and beverages to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. At the end of the event, one lucky attendee was given the honor of firing the cannon. New Jersey trustees raised over $30,000 for BUILD-PAC at this unique and fun event.

“Having Battleship New Jersey host our industry, after many years defending our nation, was an honor for both me

Getting this type of contribution isn’t an easy task, but local BUILD-PAC leaders were up to the task. They arranged individual, in-person meetings with potential donors and focused on followup phone calls to educate members on the importance of investing in BUILDPAC, raising $34,000 towards the event.

Members at the dinner appreciated having 2016 BUILD-PAC Chairman Eugen Graf in attendance. “Eugen related one on one to members and gave insight into the current political climate in Washington, D.C.,” said Paul Nelsen, who represents the HBA as a member of the NAHB Board of Directors. “He reinforced the importance of each member’s individual investment to BUILD-PAC as playing an integral role in electing pro-housing candidates to protect and improve a friendly business environment for the home building industry.” California trustees Will Cooper Sr. and Will Cooper Jr., along with a group of state BIA members met with Reps. Xavier Becerra (D) and Maxine Waters (D) on May 3, and Ed Royce (R) and Mimi Walters (R) on May 4 to discuss housing issues. NAHB members who often don’t get an opportunity to meet with their federal lawmakers were able to have a

Dean Mon, Mike Kurpiel and Peter Hovnanian pose on the deck of the battleship New Jersey.

members realize that an investment in BUILD-PAC is an investment in the future of their business,” said Will Cooper Jr. On the opposite side of the country, BUILD-PAC Associate Vice Chairman Mike Kurpiel and New Jersey trustees hosted a special reception on the battleship New Jersey in Camden May 5. Nearly three football fields long and over 11 stories high, New Jersey is the longest battleship ever built. The more

and our New Jersey building industry family,” said Kurpiel.

BUILD-PAC helps elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to federal office. More than 150 NAHB members serve on the BUILD-PAC Board of Trustees. Visit nahb.org/buildpac or contact the BUILDPAC staff today. You must be logged in to the NAHB website to see the BUILD-PAC page.

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CITY & COUNTY BMHBA SUPPORTS TREE PROGRAM Mandan city leaders thank local businesses for donating to the Pards tree-planting program. Current business donations in 2016 total $5,000. These contributions will help beautify the city by planting new trees and replacing trees removed due to Dutch Elm disease with more disease resistant types. The City will match these donations.

BROCK WHITE ANNOUNCES NEW BISMARCK FACILITY Brock White opened the doors to a brand new location in North East Bismarck. Relocating from a small facility on Morrison Avenue, the new facility offers customers a wider selection of construction products at its 3420 East Century Avenue address.

Contractors and homeowners will find hand tools from Kraft and Marshalltown, chemicals and sealant from BASF and accessories for the construction trade in the naturally lit 1,000 square foot showroom. “We are pleased to showcase the wide range of product lines we carry, including Hilti, Husqvarna and Crafco,” described branch

manager Jon Zobolotny. “The shopping experience has improved exponentially given the increase from our current space.” The 6,000 square foot heated warehouse with six bays and exterior yard space house geotextiles, erosion control and stormwater management products, which are a foundation of the Brock White business. “From hydromulch, straw wattles and erosion control blankets to drain tile, geogrid, woven and non-woven geotextiles, Brock White has more products in stock to meet the needs of our customers,” said Jon Zabolotny.

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The Pards tree-planting program offers partial reimbursement to residents or property-owners who plant boulevard trees adjacent to their property. Residents can receive up to $50 for each planted tree, as funding permits.

We are excited and honored to have Kim Ybarra join our team of Real Estate Professionals. Call Kim to answer all of your Real Estate questions. Kim Ybarra (701) 426-6622 201 West Front Avenue 701.223.6654 www.century21morrison.com

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Kathleen Bright and Ed Bullinger have joined Superior Insurance Agency. Bright is Superior’s newest insurance agent and Bullinger is serving as the company’s account executive/agent. Both Bright and Bullinger work out of the Superior Insurance Agency office located at 2021 E Main Avenue in Bismarck.


CITY & COUNTY HOMEOWNERS DROWNING IN FLOOD INSURANCE COSTS Floods of recent years have left homeowners in high water over the cost of flood insurance. This certainly hits close to home in North Dakota, where new flood lines have been drawn that put existing homes into areas not previously considered flood zones. A new group of homeowners were subject to high costs that were all too familiar to those who have resided in flood zones for years. Fortunately, the House passed the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act to help bring down the cost of flood insurance for homeowners. The bill encourages the development of private insurance options for homeowners where there is little to no access under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Heidi Rue with Superior Insurance Agency in Bismarck explained how the NFIP works today, and how the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act will change the market. Currently, lenders require homes in flood zones to carry flood insurance, and most homeowners are limited to the coverage provided by FEMA. Those who stray to seek more affordable coverage through a private insurance company are risking higher rates down the road. The NFIP does not recognize these private coverages, even when the coverage is considered comparable. If the private company rates increase and the homeowner wishes to return to the

NFIP policy, FEMA will not recognize the private policy, and considers a lapse in coverage on the home’s history of insurance. Additionally, those who have purchased existing homes that were originally built outside the flood plain and are now considered in the flood plain, are not eligible for subsidized rates and have no choice but to pay higher NFIP rates.

The Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act House will allow homeowners to obtain coverage from a private insurance company if they find a lower rate, and alternatively, can rejoin the federal program if the private rate increases. This will create completion, giving homeowners leverage in finding affordable flood insurance. The bill is currently waiting Senate Approval.

Contact Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today and encourage them to vote yes on the pending legislation. You may access our delegates at capitolconnect.com/builderlink.

MANDAN PRIORITIZES MCKENZIE DRIVE The City Commission has endorsed the rescheduling of two projects in the areas of 27th Street NW and McKenzie Drive SE. The City plans to place priority on the McKenzie Drive SE project, originally scheduled for 2020, due to the condition of the roadway, rapid growth in the area and the 2017 opening of the Family Wellness Center.

It includes reconstruction of the degraded section of McKenzie Drive SE from the southbound ramps and the addition of traffic signals to improve the functioning and safety of the intersection at McKenzie Drive SE and 46th Avenue SE.

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BMHBA NEWS ANNUAL BSC SCHOLARSHIP PICNIC

We’re partying at the Post on Thursday, June 9. The Harvest is catering this annual affair that features pulled pork, side dishes and drinks. We’re keeping it entertaining with a new board-member contest you can bet on. All proceeds benefit BSC Scholarships in the building trades.

Join more than 250 fellow members for this fun affair. The food is amazing

and drinks are on us. Members must be 21 to attend. Two free tickets for each member and additional tickets are just $10 each. Enjoy bidding on silent auction items and taking your chance at a 50/50 and Patio Heater raffle.

RSVP online now at bmhba.com/ events or call 222-2400.

TOOLING AROUND AT SPRING AWARDS MIXER

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED We aim to raise enough money at the Picnic to fully support our three, $1000 BSC Scholarships. Help us make that happen by donating silent auction items. Contact Terri Johnson at terri@bmhba.com or 222-2400 to make your donation. Last year we raised nearly $2000 in one night with your support.

GET ‘ER SOLD! Turn your Parade of Homes leads into signed contracts. We’re hosting a FREE event just for builders. Randy Schwartz of Prime Partners will lead the lunch event on June 21 at the incredible Juniper Workantile in downtown Bismarck. Register online at bmhba.com/events, via email at tracy@bmhba.com or call us at 222-2400.

ASSOCIATION SUBMITS AMENDMENTS The BMHBA submitted amendments to the 2015 IRC that’s under review for adoption by the state. Among the amendments is the removal of the requirement to sheetrock the lids of unfinished basements. If you’d like to take an active role in the process email dot@bmhba.com.

NEW MEMBERS MIX AT BBQ Members were privy to a party theme that featured hard hats, construction tape and milk chocolate tools. More than 100 members attended the event to celebrate the Spring Parade of Homes and acknowledge award-winning builders.

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The association is thankful for all who attended and would like to extend special gratitude to the event sponsors. Please thank them for making this event happen.

The association hosted new members at the Annual New Member BBQ. Attendees enjoyed a nice night on the patio thanks to the sponsorship support of Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air, Jerome Distributing and Starion Financial.


Parade of Homes Brings Buyers and Browsers

The Spring Parade of Homes attracted more than 2900 spectators over the course of one, 4-day weekend. The event featured 41 homes constructed by 29 builders. Builders and attendees reported a positive experience and 8 homes were sold according to our survey responses. • When asked about the impact switching to one, 4-day weekend event, here’s what was said…

Of the 29 builders who participated in this year’s Parade, we had 14 or 48% complete an online survey about the event. The information they provide will help shape the Fall Parade of Homes, which is the last weekend of September.

57% said in hindsight it was an excellent decision; 29% didn’t have strong feelings one way or the other; and only 14% weren’t pleased with the change.

• A steady stream of house hunters and window shoppers. 57% of our builders reported steady traffic, while another 36% said their home site was busy.

Mark your calendars for the Fall Parade of Homes, which is Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.

Survey results included:

• Reference to the sale of 8 homes sold as a result of the event.

• 93% of respondents were somewhat to very satisfied with traffic to their home.

CONGRATULATIONS AWARDWINNING BUILDERS Spring Parade of Homes participating and award-winning builders were recognized at the Spring Awards Mixer & GMM.

NDAB TO HOST PAC FUNDRAISING EVENT The state association invites all members to attend its annual PAC event in Fargo – Birdie with the Builders – at the Fargo Air Museum on June 15. Visit ndbuild.com for event details.

Despite 11 fewer hours overall, we still maintained excellent attendance. In fact, 62% of you didn’t cite a noticeable difference in traffic and another 23% felt the change positively impacted attendance.

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NATIONAL NEWS

OVERTIME RULE DOUBLES SALARY THRESHOLD, TAKES EFFECT DEC. 1 NAHB blasted the Department of Labor (DOL) after it issued its final overtime rule, stating that the regulation will hurt the workers it is intended to help while also causing major harm to the nation’s small business owners. In a hard-hitting official statement, NAHB Chairman Ed Brady said:

“The sheer arrogance displayed by the Department of Labor in failing to heed the concerns of the nation’s small business community will result in severe repercussions that will harm workers, small businesses, housing affordability, job growth and the economy.

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“By radically doubling the current overtime salary limit of $23,660 to $47,476, this blatant regulatory overreach will essentially hurt many of the workers the rule was meant to help. Small business owners across the land, including the vast majority of home building firms, will be forced to scale back on pay and benefits, as well as cutting workers’ hours in order to avoid overtime requirements and remain in business. “Congress can play a constructive role by moving quickly to pass the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (House bill H.R. 4773 and Senate bill S. 2707), legislation that would force the agency to withdraw this rule until it has considered the effects it would have on small businesses, consumers, workers and the economy.”

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The rule, which will take effect Dec. 1, indexes the salary threshold to inflation every three years, forcing employers to go through this process on an ongoing basis. Moreover, the huge spike in the overtime threshold could force many employers to convert salaried employees to hourly workers in order to remain solvent. These workers could wind up earning less money than they were making previously, and lose the workplace flexibility that comes with being a salaried employee.

This 100% increase to the salary threshold for overtime eligibility will hit the home building industry particularly hard and harm housing affordability. It will reduce job-advancement opportunities and the hours of full-time construction supervisors, leading to construction delays, increased costs and less affordable housing options for consumers. NAHB estimates more than 96,000 construction supervisors would become overtime eligible under this rule. “Given the huge economic disruption this rule will cause, the Department of Labor needs to start over and produce a sensible plan that will gradually raise the overtime threshold from its current rate and properly take into account the regional variations in wages and cost of living,” said Brady.

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SMOKE ALARMS, NOT SPRINKLER MANDATES, SAYS NAHB When Fire Protection Engineering magazine asked NAHB to discuss advances in home safety that have led to a continual reduction in fatal fires, your association was ready and eager. “Our members are proud to produce homes built to building codes designed to keep their occupants safer than homes built by previous generations,” said senior program manager Dan Buuck in an article published in the Q2 2016 issue.

“When home owners combine these advances with proper maintenance, homes stay safer. And as more of the existing housing stock that doesn’t include these improved fire safety features is replaced, this trend will continue,” he said. And while mandates for fire sprinkler systems in

one- and two-family homes have been part of the International Residential Code since 2009, it should not be a surprise that the overwhelming majority of states have amended the code to make them voluntary. They’ve cited affordability (the systems cost thousands of dollars) and cost-effectiveness as their main reasons — concerns that NAHB has also expressed.

“It is a sad irony when Americans cannot afford to be safe,” Buuck wrote. “Families who cannot qualify to purchase homes due to the increased costs from well-meant but expensive, and ultimately unnecessary, safety features will remain in housing that is less safe because it was built to less stringent code requirements,” and tend to be furnished with outdated appliances, space heaters and other fire risks. “We take our code development responsibilities seriously. We must ensure that new homes are safe, but not just available to the wealthy.” Read the full article at http://goo.gl/nrVO3a.


As home builders, code officials and the rest of the industry looks at the current round of proposals for the 2018 editions of the International Code Council’s Residential, Energy Conservation and Fire codes, there’s no time like the present to fight for sensible building practices. To help, we’ve created a Top 40 document that highlights those changes that, because of extraordinary expense on the negative side or better building practices on the positive, are most important to the home building industry and to home buyers, whose interests we represent.

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Top Code Proposals to Watch For ADM94. This proposal changes the referenced standard for design loads for buildings, which will have a significant – and very expensive – effect on construction techniques in coastal areas and limit roof covering options. This proposal was modified this spring to reference the previous standard. The proposal also expands the number of wood elements that must be treated for ground contact before construction. NAHB’s request: Approve as modified.

Some examples:

RE58-16. This increase in building tightness makes it even more important for builders to be able to use trade-offs – such as more efficient heating and cooling equipment – when requirements such as three air exchanges per hour are too expensive or technically infeasible. This code change allows those trade-offs. NAHB’s request: Approve. RB126-129. This code change proposal moves fire sprinkler system requirements for one- and twofamily homes – already rejected by the vast majority of states – from the main body of the building code to the appendix, where its adoption is optional. NAHB’s request: Approve.

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RE117-123. Increasingly stringent energy codes have resulted in homes built so tightly that it’s beginning to affect air quality. Rather than address whether such tight homes are healthy, this proposal instead would require builders to install heat recovery ventilators in Climate Zones 6-8 – expensive devices that home buyers would have to carefully maintain. NAHB’s request: Disapprove.

F38. This proposal would require all construction sites to have an additional fire access road installed before allowing any combustible materials to be brought on to the site. NAHB’s Request: Disapprove. In all, NAHB has taken positions on 624 of the 1,994 proposed changes to the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), supporting 119 and opposing 505. We must step up to keep housing safe and affordable for home buyers, who have no say in this vote.

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MAKING HOMEOWNERSHIP ATTAINABLE The National Association of Realtors® met in Washington D.C. for the Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. This annual event hosts Realtors® from across the country for discussions on the real estate industry and legislation.

One subject that was high priority is the issue of student loan debt as a barrier to home ownership. The NAR Board of Directors adopted a policy to support legislation allowing borrowers to refinance their student loan debts to lower interest rates, as well as directing the NAR to work with lenders to change underwriting in order to prevent student loan debt from hindering home ownership.

HUD Secretary Julian Castro led a discussion focusing on the burden of student loan debt and correlation to young adults trying to become homeowners. A NAR survey showed millennials as making up the largest share of buyers among all generations. Unfortunately, their student loan debt has become a $1.2 trillion barrier that is delaying their ability to buy.

Castro announced some of the regulatory changes that will be coming to insure that

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housing opportunities exist for young men and women, including a proposed condo rule that will make condos an affordable option.

Panelist Rohit Chopra, a senior official at the U.S. Department of Education, said income-based repayment options and holding student loan servicers more accountable during the repayment process will go a long way to ensuring that relief exists for those burdened by their debt.

Castro announced some of the regulatory changes that will be coming to insure that housing opportunities exist for young men and women, including a proposed condo rule that will make condos an affordable option.

Homeownership Purchase Price Limits Updated The Industrial Commission approved updated purchase price limits for North Dakota Housing Finance Agency’s (NDHFA) FirstHome and HomeAccess programs. The agency assists state residents in becoming successful homeowners by providing low-cost financing, down payment and closing cost assistance, and by offering homebuyer education.

The purchase price limits for Burleigh, Morton, Stark and Williams Counties were set at $276,506 for a new or existing single-family home. Higher limits are available for existing two- to four-unit properties. The change is effective June 1, 2016. Special needs households, including those headed by a single parent or an honorably discharged veteran, or with a disabled or elderly household member, are able to receive the same assistance as first-time homebuyers through NDHFA’s HomeAccess program.

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DON’T BE SURPRISED IF LUMBER PRICES CHANGE As wildfires continue to rage through portions of Alberta, Canada, many are wondering how and when things will return to normal for thousands of area evacuees. Aside from safety concerns for those who live and work in the fire-plagued region, NAHB and its members are anxious to see what impact, if any, the fires will have on the housing industry.

For one, NAHB economists and other industry experts say they wouldn’t be surprised if supply chain problems lead to higher lumber prices in the near term, depending on the extent of the damage. However, they also note that recent history has shown minimal evidence of a correlation between forest fires and lumber prices.

“It’s been our observation that fire season rarely has a profound effect on the lumber market, even in really bad fire years,” said Shawn Church, editor at Random Lengths Publications, a leading forest product market research company.

In his 26-year career keeping tabs on the wood products industry, Church recalls only one fire season (2003) that had a direct impact on the market, though several other factors were already affecting supply and demand at that time. But he is careful not to overlook the potential impact large wildfires could have on the market, noting how a fire that consumed a trestle bridge late last month is affecting distribution out of two mills in Alberta.

“This early-year fire danger and volatile start to the season serves notice to the industry that Western Canada could be in for a serious fire season,” Church said. “There are also a number of other wildfires burning in Northern British Columbia, so you never know – it could potentially impact harvesting, production and distribution down the road.”

Regulations Add $84,671 to New Home Prices A new NAHB study shows that, on average, government regulations account for 24.3% of the final price of a new single-family home. Regulatory costs for an average single-family home went from $65,224 in 2011 to $84,671 in 2016 – a 29.8% increase.

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Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), along with Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. The bill would expand the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) by 50% to help spur the production of muchneeded affordable housing. The legislation would help create or preserve approximately 1.3 million affordable homes over a 10-year period – an increase of 400,000 more units than is possible under the current program, Cantwell said in a press release.

In addition to the 50% allocation increase, which would be phased in over a five-year period, the bill also enacts a permanent 4% credit rate floor for acquisition and bond-financed projects, which would provide more certainty and flexibility in financing these properties. The 4% fixed rate provision follows the successful enacted of the minimum 9% credit floor in December. The legislation would also permit a new income averaging option to allow tenants earning up to 80% of the area median income, while providing a deeper level of affordability for other tenants, so that the average median income of the entire project does not exceed 60%.

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Cantwell, Hatch Introduce Bill to Expand Production of Affordable Housing

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NAHB is pleased to see the strong bipartisan support for expanding the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. While it is unlikely this legislation will see action this year, it sets a very positive note for the future of the LIHTC as Congress prepares to tackle tax reform in 2017. June 2016 | Building Buzz

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NDAB NEWS

Volume XXIII, Issue 6

Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Technology

June 2016

PAC

NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Political Action Committee. It is a nonpartisan political action committee which provides support for candidates who are friends of the building industry. NDAB-PAC recognizes there is strength in numbers. People who show they care and are concerned about the future of the building industry make contributions to NDAB-PAC because they believe that cooperaKim Schneider Arnold Karsky NDAB Executive Officer NDAB President tion equals strength. You alone can’t influence the Legislature or Congress on issues that can Today's home buyers are looking for ways to devastate your business. NDAB-PAC is your front line of defense. incorporate home technologies that increase the long-term value of their house but also provide convenience, safety and comfort. In It monitors legislative issues and works to protect and promote the building industry. By pooling contributions from NDAB members, fact, NAHB research shows that most home buyers desire an NDAB-PAC is able to help elect legislators who understand and energy-efficient home and are willing to pay more for it. NAHB’s support the issues and concerns of builders and associate memconsumer preferences survey of more than 3,600 recent and bers. prospective home buyers examined the features, products, The same goes for the National level and that is why we work amenities and layouts preferred in a new home. closely with BUILD-PAC the National Association of Home BuildIn the home technology category, home buyers highly ranked ers’ Political Action Committee, one of the most recognized and features that improve a home's efficiency, including multi-zone well-respected PACs in Washington. NDAB works closely with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), lighting controls Julia Bogue who is the Lobbyist with NAHB and has direct contact and a programmable thermostat. By incorporating the following in DC with Senator Heitkamp, Senator Hoeven and Congressman technologies, home owners can save money on their utility bills: Cramer and their staffers weekly. When an issue arises that imAutomated HVAC systems can maintain a more energy-efficient pacts ND builders and our industry, Julia will contact us and a callto-action is sent out to our members asking that contact be made to temperature while the home owners are away at work, but switch the delegation asking for support in ways of voting in favor or not in to a more comfortable temperature prior to their arrival home. favor of a particular bill. The combined efforts have saved an averZones can also be created to heat or cool only the areas most age of $5,700 per housing start for a typical home builder across used by the occupants, keeping other areas, such as guest the nation. The areas where the victories were achieved in 2015 bedrooms, shut down until they are needed. According to included lower FHA mortgage insurance premiums, the defeated ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental proposal to raise mortgage guarantee fees, PMI tax deduction exProtection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, tended, energy efficient remodeling tax credit extended and energy programmable thermostats can save consumers about $180 per efficient home tax credit extended. year in energy costs. Each local association has two Trustees that represent on behalf of Tankless water heaters — which save energy by heating water the local members and help decide which candidates NDAB-PAC only when needed — are comparable in cost to traditional gas will support financially at a local and a statewide level. From the water heaters but are 30% more efficient, according to the U.S. standpoint of BUILD-PAC, we have two trustees that represent us Department of Energy. from North Dakota at the National level that help decide where the funds are distributed. We are grateful to those that are willing to Lighting can make up 10-20% of the total electrical usage of the volunteer their time. Below we recognize those who have stepped home. Installing an automatic dimmer, which adjusts to the home up and encourage you to have conversations with them regarding owner’s needs based on time of day or occupancy, will lower the upcoming elections at the local, state and national levels. electricity bills and increase the life expectancy of light bulbs. BUILD-PAC Trustees: Blinds and drapes can be programmed to close during the Chairman: John Koerselman, Fargo hottest part of the day to block out the sun; keeping the house Vice Chairman: Vance Vetter, Bismarck cooler. In the colder winter months, they can open up to allow the sun in to warm the house, which helps regulate the room NDAB-PAC Trustees: NDAB-PAC Alternate Trustees temperature. Joe Stenvold, Minot Kal Larson, Minot Tom Spaeth, Fargo Dawn Cruff, Fargo By incorporating technologies that help make your home operate Ralph Applegren, G. Forks LeRoy Kurtyka, Grand Forks more efficiently, ENERGY STAR estimates that home owners can Chuck Olsen, Dickinson Arnold Karsky, Dickinson save $200 to $400 annually on their energy bills. Vance Vetter, Bismarck Jeff Sattler, Bismarck To learn more steps that you can take to improve your home's Luke Rasmussen, Williston Bill Murphy, Williston efficiency, visit ENERGY STAR's website.

With our summer building months in full swing in ND, I want to point out some in-demand features home buyers are looking to incorporate when building. The NAHB article below listed several popular ways home owners can save money with incorporated technology. Consider offering these options and more to set your builds above the rest.

Article source: www.nahb.org

Government Affairs Chairman, Jason Eid, Fargo Government Affairs Vice Chairman, Eric Brenden, Bismarck

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

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very informative and a good resource for area builders. This month we are hosting a “Realtors and Lenders” event on June 7th. We are bringing together area realtors and lenders as a well candidates It will be aHBA terrific way for the Bismarck/Mandan for donating a Decorating Services, Top Recruiter; Ken seeking election. computer for our Executive! Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust, Top to speak directly • DotExecutive Officer Officer Tiffaney Dolechek attended the NAHB great lastnew month!! Special THANK candidates tosuccess constituents versus watching a who made this event possible! Frank, Executive Spike; George Fraza, Blueformal Cross debate. Blue all our sponsors, all thesold hard work orientation in Washington DC last month and  had aThe great  YOU Hometoshow booths are being now! 701-222-2400 bmhba.com Dot Frank, Executive Officer HBA of F-M is holding its Parade of Shield ofthat ND, Top New Spike; Ken Krajsa of our volunteers, and board January 8th is thecommittee deadline for our experience. She learned an abundance • 12 Our annual golf tournament is in the planning stages! We have Homes Celebration at the Holiday 701-222-2400 bmhba.comof new information Cornerstone Award.May HBC granted $12,500 members, and especially our Executives preferred vendors. Home show isforApril 15  will The BMHBA has been following help the DABA , metbusy all the great people working at NAHB, Inn. This fun event celebrates the Builders some great ideas to make it better than ever! Stay tuned in scholarships to local high school Jackie and Janna. As co-chairs, Jackie  and Tracy DeForest is theinlatest addition the – 17, 2016 on the Parade and thestudents successful Parade of ordinance andto met newupdates EO’s fromBismarck all over the country. details! students and college in or Weig and Lori Schneider did a great job BMHBA staff. DeForest started April 18 as contact Jackie@willistonbuilders.com for Homes. New this year • is the a social format Mandan, Burleigh andParade Mortonof Counties. • The plans for our first Homes are moving forward! We planning on enrolling in construction We’ve formed a parade of homes committee organizing the event!and plan to meet next golf outings July 12 & Sept.with 13.games, appetizers and attendance and community involvement, the services representative. questions. drinks. Allmembership are reviewing and updating dated programs. month. association isOur excited to begin planning what we hope all to excited for this new event hope to see a lot of forums supportfor WABA Our collected 413lbs of foodGeneral and wasMembership Meeting  attended Theon HBA ofSpring F-M held candidate utive Officer  are Close 40 members theand codes. Eyes are currently permit cost Salvation Our last December General Membership  Registration the Herdina Academy for able toan present the Army with the The HBA of for F-M held a PAC Social with will be annual happening. from ourOfficials members andFargo community. before the summer building season begins Commission, West Fargo changes and development standards. Building Roundtable event. Top bmhba.com meeting will be held on the 17th the Construction Trades is full. twofood and a check for $375! special guest Jerry Howard to The talk about will be on May 19th. This is the our annual •  Our summer picnic isconducted August 10th at NFIP the Eagles Park, and our 18and concerns were building in floodplains, Commission, Cass County Commission week construction trades on academy isand in its A the housing analysis by Bismarck issues NAHB is working in D.C. update on the building 0 members celebrated annual Williston Area Builders Association changes and the pending adoption of the Special Thanks to the City of Williston and codes, where City hole Scramble is August Heart River Golf Course. 19th year, and offers ahands-on andGolf Mandan outlines aHorace need18th forCouncil anat theraces. how they tie in locally.Janna The Montana-Dakota event was a Officials and Directors Builders to build a ade of Homes Awards & IRC. GMM 2015 Lutz &ages Jackie Wieg, Executive Utilities for Sponsoring our Thank you so much tocontinue our Annual experience to students between the of additional 7,786 owner-occupied homes success with 75 members in attendance. solid working relationship. Sponsored by ges’ and People’s awards Forx Builders Association Home of Fargo-Moorhead May Meeting. Hosted by the Grand 15-21. After completion701-572-5744 of the academy, |the willistonbuilders.com  Choice The Government Affairs Committee Banquet Sponsors! Your support byBuilders 2030. TheAssoc. HBA is working on a will task the City of Williston and Montana-Dakota to builders in 9 categories.  students Just under members attended Lunch Betty McDonald, Officer are20 awarded three collegeacredits Williston, it was ourhelped annual update on soon determine their candidate support force to explore implementation of Executive the for Bryce Johnson, Executive Vice President us toOur put on a great event! We Utilities. Membership Drive winners for • Through our Home Show’s outstanding attendance and cluded Rusch Homes, J&D Session with local building officials to talk to use at applicable schools. the primary elections. Profiles were Codes and buildinghad safety and provided our study’s recommendations. 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com a great crowd a fun evening 701-232-5846 | hbafm.com the month of April,and will be announced atwas this about the latest issues in residential on. Inc., Mitzel Contractors, Inc., community involvement, WABA collected 413lbs of food and from citizens whoBuilder filed forboard elected builders with 1 ND celebrating Professional Builders  The HBA of F-M is holding its golf GMM. the  collected Members elected year end and a new The Thank you Featured to the East Grand Forks construction. mes, Inc., Fireside office. to present theit Salvation Army with the food and a check for • Custom The SpringatParade Homes Luxurious Homes raised credit. As usual, was a highly attended outings July 12 & Sept. 13. able member the FallofGMM on Nov. 24 to fill recognizing all our Award  Plans continue for amazing our upcoming events, Economic Development Authority, the East c., K&L Homes,Inc.,just Knutson  The New Year Celebration & City Night is $375! meeting and we voted on our We local ByThe Spring Awards Mixer & GMM will The under $9,000 for Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Past President Vance Vetter’s seat. winners. are already looking including the Parade of Homes, our Golf Grand Forks Water & Light Department and Forx Builders Association c, Hallmark Homes, celebrate Inc., Creative on Jan. 28 at the Radisson in Fargo. Parade of Homes Laws. • Special Thanks to forward the Outing, City toofand Williston Montana-Dakota 2016 board of directors willparticipants. be sworn in at Foundation. TrapitShoot/Member doing alland again next year Valley Golf CourseBetty for sponsoring the mes, Copper Ridge Design and Banquet McDonald, Executive OfficerUtilities Mayors from Fargo, Moorhead, West NDAB members are attended welcome to join us at the 140 Annual onthe Jan. 14. for Sponsoring our May Meeting. Hosted by theforGrand • Over members our Parade of Homes Celebration. picnic! Keep checking our website up to  We are gearing up for a summer raffle and in Bismarck! May Builders after Hours atFargo, the Valley Golf& Oxbow nc., Diversity Homesthe SL,May and12 event. Dilworth will be in 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com Williston, it was our annual update on Codes and building safety date event information: http://  The BMHBA welcomes all members to our August Clay Shoot which are new this Members enjoyed a new social format and Builders won cash Course. It was a great way attendance for members toparticipate on a mayoral Homes. and www.willistonbuilders.com/EventsList  The Forx Builders sponsored a very and provided ourinterested builders with 1 ND Professional Builders credit. attend aArea Lead Builders Renovator andwhat Leadthe City of East year! If youAlare in buying a raffle Dickinson Assoc. prizes. panel. We willhas also have special guest learn Grand Forks nment Affairs Committee Renovator Initial and Refresher course successful Lunch and LearnAs ticket, or attending local Clay Shoot, our WABA would like to thank Bill voted Tracy on for his usual, it by was a highly attended meeting and we our Tiffaney Dolechek, Executive Officer Jaeger, Secretary of State. Ifpresented you would • The Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades runs June to offer. e candidates the association willand Dec. 1, respectively. on Nov. 30 the Law Practice Group of support of the association as a visit our website or call past the office! local By-Laws. likeConstruction to attend, please visit the events 701-483-0044 dickinsonareabuilders.com 6-17. This two-week program allows students between the ages  Our annual Sporting Clay Shoot was held the June primaries. BMHBA’s Zimney Foster PC Attorneys at Law. Visit bmhba.com/events to register. Billbe has justour stepped down calendar at www.hbafm.com. • We gearing upGolf for event a Director. summer raffle and August Clayfrom Shoot Ourare 2nd Annual should experience in the building industry. After May at the Dakota Hunting Club. Attorneys Erin Zasada,Warren Roehl and annon Reichenberg is 15-21 one ofhands-on the  of Our Home Show was April 9th24th and 10th and his Board position this past year. We are which are new this year! If you are interested in buying a90raffle bigger and better than last year as Dickinson Area Assoc. Cassandra Marka’ topic was The “Nuts & completion of2,300 theBuilders academy, the students are awarded three we had over people through the door! candidates. Forx Builders Association looking to fill his seat within the next  We thank Fargo Glass & Paint for being the well. Keep ticket, or attending our days. local Clay Shoot, visit our website or call Platinum Sponsors—Kuntz Builders, Bolts” of Construction Lien Schafer, Executive Officer Thank to alltoofuse our members, college credits atcommittee applicable schools. McDonald, ExecutiveLien/Mechanics Officer annual sponsor for the Betty event. The Italian h, members areIrene invited to you join checking for the Law. exhibitors, and volunteers forHBA helping put ongolf outings the office! www.willistonbuilders.com Inc. and Winn Construction, Inc. 701-483-0044 dickinsonareabuilders.com • Registration is open for the of F-M’s July 12 & 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com Moon catered a great meal with burgers The Post in Mandan for the latest updates the association and our and better a great show. The concessions were SAVE THE DATE! June 15th • Our 2nd AnnualonGolf event should beWednesday, bigger thaninlast  The East Grand Forks Economic and brats. It was for all that Sept. 13. by the local speech holarship Fund Picnic to benefit events! our hostSponsor—ProBuild city of Fargo, NDAB members and provided all a fun day Development  Our regular GMM was held team, at the and Eagles Silver Authority along with the year as well. Keep checking www.willistonbuilders.com for the  There was Abel good attendance at Slate participated. Thank you Chairs Loren trade programs BSC. • at The HBA of F-M held candidate forums for Fargo Commission, invited special guests will gather for the 19th profits went to them. This year we donated Club on November 11 with a moment of Valley Golf CourseNovember will sponsor the May latest updates on the association and our events! Interior Design’s Builders after and Andy Hendrickson. s will enjoy outstanding BBQ, Annual “Birdie West Fargo Commission, Cass County Commission Builders and Horace booths tohonoring local non-profit organizations DATE! Wednesday, June with 15ththe in Builders” Summer silence our veterans. after Hours at SAVE Valley THE Golf Course. NDAB-PAC Reception Sponsor—Bosch Hours. Thank you Alissa. tary drinks, a silent Council auction,races. and plan to and enjoy a beautiful Legislative including the Cub Scouts, Amen Food our host city of Fargo, Event. NDAB We members committee Northland Custom Woodworking will be  Our Home Show is busy  Our annual Sporting Clay Shoot will be May Lumber Co. Social at the Fargo Air Museum SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 15th in our host with city ND of Fargo, pany.  The December Builders after Hours will be Pantry, DSU Heritage Foundation, and the invited special guests will gather for the 19th hosting the June Builders after Hours. They Hunting Club. Fargo planning our Home Show in April, 24th at the Dakota Legislators and City Officials fromfor across the hosted by the Membership Committee and Domestic Violence Center. NDAB members and the invited special guests will gather the 19th Annual “Birdie with Builders” Summer Forx Builders Association are anxious to show their new showroom to Glass & Paint will sponsor the event. The updating and adding new features. rea BuildersAssoc. State. You won’t want to missWest, it! Banner Sponsor—Roers LLC the Board of Directors at Keith’s Security Event. We plan to enjoy a beautiful Legislative Annual “Birdie with the Builders” Summer Event. We plan to enjoy Executive Officer Tiffaney will be ourDolechek members. Betty McDonald, Executive Officer Italian will cater the burgers and brats  attending Our mainthe focus right now is onin World.Moon Jim Bisson owner of Keith’s Lock & Air Museum ek, Executive Officer at theLegislative Fargo ND NAHB aSocial beautiful Social atwith the Museum with ND after Also, Thank youFargo to the Air NDAB 2016 Partners!  orientation Tim Shea’s Nursery & Landscaping always 701-746-4536 | forxbuilders.com Key the will shoot. be retiring theLegislators end of December the State Meeting in Dickinson. and CityOfficials Officials from acrossthe theState. dickinsonareabuilders.com Washington DC thishere month. This will beWe a Legislators and City from across You won’t want We truly appreciate your support and we are enjoy hosting the Hours Builders Northland Custom Woodworking willwon’t host and after we will be helping him celebrate this want Also, are looking making thisher aEconomic State. You to miss Visit Thank the NDAB great learning opportunity andForks help to JulyDevelopment Thank you toforward the EasttoGrand excited toit!serve youto throughout the2015 entire to miss They it! Visit www.ndbuild.com foryou ticket information. Officer Tiffaney• Dolechek at their greenhouse. They definitely offer an the June Builders after Hours. are milestone. special night for Arnold Karsky as he is www.ndbuild.com for ticket information. become familiar withGrand NAHB’s programs, Partners! We truly appreciate your year! theour East Forks Water & Light Department and to show their new showroom towill our he NAHB orientationAuthority, in excellent summer theme their event. installedand as State President. products services.  foranxious Our Home Design and Garden Show Also, Thank you to thesupport NDAB Summer Sponsors!serving We truly and we Event have enjoyed the Valley Golf Course for sponsoring the May Builders after members. n DC last monthand had a great Also, Thankyour you to theyou NDAB Summer Event Following that,towe busy planning ourOuting is scheduled be held April at the Alerus Center.  alsoour Our Annual Golf for1, 2 & 3 appreciate  We are starting plan first Parade of support and we are excited to recognize you at throughout the entire year! Hours at Christmas the Course. elected It was a great way for Forks members . She learned an abundance of Valley GolfSeptember Sponsors! We truly appreciate your support Gold Partners annual 15th Grand Country of the Homes that will takeParty. place Newly this fall. We areat theMinot Association Builders event. Minot Builders ation that will help the DABA , out to learn what the City ofClub. East Grand Forks to offer. Association ofand we are excited to recognize you at the Bismarck-Mandan Vice President, busy withhas Executive still working allVal theVoelkering details, butisare Officer great people working atannual NAHB, HBA, HBA of FargoExecutive Officer event. her committee putting final touches to a May 24th • Our Sporting Clay Shoot held at the Dakota excited for this new event. We arewas also minotab.com Moorhead ew EO’s from all over the country. Minot of 701-852-0496 Builders very special evening at theAssociation Elks Club. 701-852-0496 minotab.com planning our summer picnic event on Hunting Club. Gold PartnersMontana Dakota  Double J Construction is hosting our August 10th, and golf scramble on August Elysha Head, Executive Officer for our first Parade of Homes are We would like to take&this opportunity •  We thank Fargo Glass Paint for beingtothe annual sponsor for Utilities Co,Inc. State Dabbert Custom Homes, After Hours event for May. We are  Builders We are having a “Holiday Open House” for 18th. extend invitation to Kim and Heather ward! We are all excited for an this 701-852-0496 minotab.com the event. The Italian Moon catered a great meal with burgers Auto Insurance Heritage Homes, Inc. looking forward to welcoming them into our our members here at the office December and otherItassociations to attend our participated. Thank you and hope to see a lot ofbrats. support and was a fun day for allDouble that association! In May, J Construction our River Drywall 15thhosted from noon-7pm with food and Christmas party.  Gold PartnerRed - Montana Dakota Utilities embers and community. Silver Partners BryceChairs Johnson, Executive Vice President Loren Abel and Andy Hendrickson. beverage. Builders After Hours event. We had a great  May is our membership drive month! We Dickinson Area Bronze BuildersPartners Assoc.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to er picnic is August 10th at the 6 hbafm.com • 701-232-584 Northland Custom Woodworking will be hosting the June turnout! Public Works Director, Dan hope to get a competition going between NorthernPartners Plumbing Supply Silver - Bismarck-Mandan everyone! Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Area Builders Association k, and our 18 hole Golf Scramble Jonasson, spoke ourWilliston group regarding Builders after Hours. They are anxious to to show their new members as we all vie for the coveted  The Spring Parade of Homes featured 99 Home Builders Association, Dickinson Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. 18th at the Heart River Golf Janna Lutz, Executive Officer Minot very credits! informative Bronze Partners showroom toBuilders our members. homes by 51 over twoflood issues. He wasSpike Area Builders Association, Home Builders Monarch Homes, LLC 701-572-5744 willistonbuilders.com Bell State Bank & Trust and a good resource for area builders.  In June, we’re anticipating a Realtors and weekends: April 28 – May 1 & May 5-8. • Bryce TimJohnson, Shea’s Nursery & Landscaping Executive Vice Presidentalways enjoy hosting the July Platinum SponsorAssociation of Homes Fargo-Moorhead, & Dabbert Custom Lenders event in conjunction with the Minot This was6after the third largest Parade in its  at This month we56areThey hosting aWABA “Realtors and Builders Hours their greenhouse. offer an hbafm.com 701-232-584 Northern Plumbing Supply Masters Dakota Construction definitely welcomes newLabor incoming board Board We’ll have more details years. New this year included a paradeLenders” event We of areRealtors. excellent summer theme for their event.on June 7th. Dawson Insurance Executive Vice President members: Lance Bevier of Tractor and next and month! dedicated website (www.paradefm.com), Thank you to everyone attended ourSeptember together area realtors lenders Eid-Co Homes • hbafm.com Our Annual Golf Outingbringing iswho scheduled for 15th at the Bronze Partners - Bell State Bank & Equipment Co., Joan Mainwaring of mobile app, and&re-vamped publication. Awards Gala Annualas Meeting. The HBA seeking  We’re in the beginning stages of planning well candidates election. ItState will Bank and Forx Builders Association American Trust Co., and a Trust, Forx Builders Association, Minot Grand Forks Country Club. Visit www.paradefm.com to view the of F-M celebrated award fall Parade HomesofinBakken Minot. Contracting. We’re Miller Insulation, Inc. Parade of Homes Luxurious bewinners a terrificand way for the candidates to of speak Bob Radermacher Association of Builders, ND Guaranty & homes. scholarship recipients directly with overto200 of its excited to see awhat’s in store! Minot Assoc. of Builders Homes raised just under $9,000 constituents versus watching Minot Association of Builders  Mark Schneider, LJA, was sworn in as our Title NDGuaranty Housing Finance Home Builders of Fargo-Moorhead members. TheCare awards went todebate. Clay North Co., Dakota & Title Co. Agency, Builders Care ofFargo-Moorhead formal Williston Area Builders Association incoming WABA President at our Annual ProBuild, RDO Equipment Co., & Williston 701-852-0496 | minotab.com ND Housing Finance Agency Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc., Builder of Foundation hosted its annual Fish Fry in n.  tickets Our annual golffortournament is in &the in November. JannaMeeting Lutz Jackie Weig, Executive Directors ProBuild Area Builders Association February. were sold the Year;Over Paul1,000 Krabbenhoft, Coldwell • our In May, Double J Construction hosted our Builders Hours members attended Parade of Realty, planning We have some great were ideas RDO Equipment Co. the event, 590 people attended and over Banker First Associate ofstages! the Year; 701-572-5744 willistonbuilders.com  After Top Spikes also recognized: Bill Gold Sponsors We a great turnout! Public Works Director, Dan tuned Red River Drywall lebration. Membersevent. enjoyed ahad to make it better than ever! Murphy Stay for Heritage Homes, BEAM; Dan Beecher, $5,000 was raised for Home Builders Care. and Dave Nordenstrom became  Our 6thHe Annual Home & Garden Show was WillistonInc. Area Builders Assoc. spoke ourExtra group regarding issues. was format and BuildersJonasson, won details! Thank you to theto sponsors and volunteers Foamcash Doctor’s LLC, Mile; John Minot flood Life Spikes in 2015! Dabbert Custom Homes, Koerselman, RedRiverWe’ve Drywall & Heritage Homes, Inc. formed a parade of homes Special thanks to Dot Frank and the Dakota Association of Builders  May 2016 na Academy for the Construction www.ndbuild.com committee and plan to North meet next month. Red River Drywall s June 6-17. This two-week Our association is excited to begin planning www.ndbuild.com North Dakota Association of Builders  December 2015 lows students between the ages what we hope will be an annual happening. Bronze Sponsors June 2016 | Building Buzz 15 ands-on experience in the Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Williston Area Builders Association dustry. After completion of the Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. 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