March 2016 Building Buzz

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LABOR PROBLEMS

Top Challenge for Builders Page 5

New Population Projections page 7

NDHFA Regonizes Champions, page 8 Tax Time, page 12


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New Members & Anniversaries January 2016 New Members Bath Planet of North Dakota | John Rice | Remodeling-Residential Blind Ambition | Valerie Lewton | Paint/Wall coverings Branded Envy Rustic Home Furnishings | Shanda Morgan | brandedenvy.com Exterior Plus | John Jore | Exteriorremodles.com | Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work Go Mini’s | John Hoffman | www.gominis.com/dealers/Bismarck Heartland Buildings, LLC | Bryan Dean Minnkota Power Cooperative | Sharon Ross | Minnkota.com | Utilities Precision Tops, LLC | Riley Yadon

Time to Renew!

Members with March Anniversaries. Renew by March 31, 2016. Advanced Truss Fabricators | Becky Sad www.advtruss.com | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership)

J & R Vacuum & Sewing | Jim Barnhardt www.jrsewfun.com | Appliances (Retail Dealership) | Appliances

Bismarck Kitchens | Bruce Aberle www.bismarckkitchens.com | RemodelingResidential

Majestic Homes, LLC | Mary Lou Miller Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting

Buffalo Concrete LLP | Tom Bauer Concrete Work | Excavation Work

Premier Homes, Inc. | Wade Vogel www.premierhomesnd.com | Single Family Spec/ Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting

Curly’s Construction | Curly Schoch Single Family Spec/Tract Building

Tamarack Materials Northland | Randy Bannor www.tamarackmaterials.com | Manufacturing | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership)

American Bank Center | Nadine Schaff www.weareamerican.com | Mortgage Banking Boll Cabinets Inc. | Rodney Boll Remodeling-Residential | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership)

Cedar River Cabinetry | Nick Cook III www.cedarrivercabinetry.com | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Fargo Glass & Paint Co. | Erik Kees www.fargoglass.com | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Paint/Wall coverings Flickertail Construction, LLC | Grant Miller Carpentry Work

Hallmark Homes, Inc. | Scott Moran www.hallmarkhomesinc.net | Single Family Spec/ Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting

HR Services | Denise Roller | HRServicesND.com Accounting | Insurance or Title Company

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KLJ | Brett Gurholt | www.kljeng.com Land Development | Engineering

PRESIDENT Greg Zenker Ferguson Enterprises Phone: (701) 663-2446 1ST VICE PRESIDENT Shannon Reichenberg Diversity Homes Phone: (701) 220-8177 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Lynn Klein Gate City Bank Phone: (701) 355-7633 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

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

SECRETARY/TREASURER Susie Franklin Choice Financial Phone: (701) 595-2624 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

Plain View Design Co. | Blake Preszler plainviewnd.com | Architecture

Spaces, Inc. | Lisa Bohrer www.spaces4you.com | Planner or Designer

Triton Homes | Jamie Schmidt www.tritonhomebuilders.com | Single Family Spec/ Tract Building Venture Building Company | Parker Pladson venturebuildingcompany.com | Single Family Spec/ Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting

Bianco Realty Sales Awards Bianco Realty has named SHIRLEY THOMAS and JUDY MASLOWSKI “REALTORS® of the Month”! Shirley and Judy had the most closed sales at Bianco Realty for the month of February 2016. Shirley has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2001 and Judy has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2007.

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Sam Foss NMLSR ID 813314 www.wellsfargo.com | Mortgage Banking

SHIRLEY THOMAS

JUDY MASLOWSKI


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President’s Letter

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ello fellow BMHBA members,

February brought us our 39th Annual Home Show. We attracted just under 6,000 people in two days. I want to thank our vendors for participating in the Home Show this year; your time and dedication makes for great event. Next year will be the 40th Annual Home Show - I wonder what our committee will plan for next year?

We have our North Dakota Association of Builders state meeting along with our National Association of Builders Bringing Housing Home events this month. We are very fortunate that our US Senators and US Representative are so willing to meet with us and advocate for the housing industry on Capitol Hill. The meetings will be very important as we ask them to go to battle for the State of North Dakota for such things like Waters of the US, housing finance issues and small business regulations.

The weather is getting warmer and that means spring is right around the corner and that also means the start of the 2016 construction season. I know everyone is ready for spring to get here and bring on summer. Before we can start summer we must take in our Spring Parade of Homes on April 28-May 1 to see what new and exciting things our builders have been working on all winter. Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Greg Zenker Board President

Greg Zenker President

HOME SHOW SETS BOOTH RECORD, ATTRACTS THOUSANDS We’re excited to announce that the 39th Home Show welcomed just shy of 6,000 spectators in two days! 2016 was the year of firsts: (1) our first two-day show; (2) our first $50k Saturday; and (3) our first tote sponsor and move-in support.

Friday attendance, which totaled 3,562, was short of the spectacular numbers posted last year with the launch of Free Friday; however, Saturday was up in 2017 by 15% with a count of 2,380. Average

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daily attendance was substantially higher in 2016 at 2,971 compared to a five-year average of 2,080. The 2017 Home Show is scheduled for Feb. 17-18.


Labor is Top Challenge for Builders

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by Ashok Chaluvadi

Topping the list of problems builders faced in 2015 and expect to face in 2016 is the Cost/Availability of Labor, an issue for 76% of builders who expect it to increase in 2016 and which has increased in importance the past three years. In 2013, 53% of builders rated labor as a significant problem, followed by 61% in 2014 and 71% in 2015. An expected skilled labor shortage can constrain an improving housing market. The monthly NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index often includes a set of “special� questions on a topic of current interest to the housing industry. In January 2016, the special questions asked builders about the problems they faced in 2015 and expect to face in 2016. The second most significant problem was Cost/Availability of Developed Lots for 59% of builders for 2016. In 2013, the Cost/ Availability of Lots was rated significant by 46% of builders who responded to the survey. That share increased to 55% in 2014 and again to 58% for 2015. Both the availability of labor and lots highlight the expected constraints of a recovering housing market.

Federal Environmental Regulations and Policies is expected to remain a significant problem for 51% of builders in 2016. In 2013, the federal environmental regulations and policies was rated a significant problem by 46% of builders, increasing to 53% in 2014 and then 55% in 2015.

Building Material Prices continue to be a problem for builders. In 2013, 68% of builders rated building material prices as a significant problem, but that share decreased to 58% in 2014 and further declined to 42% in 2015. However, 56% of builders responding to the latest survey expect it to be a problem in 2016.

At 55% each, the Concern about the Employment/Economic situation and Impact/Hook-up/Inspection or other Fees are other significant problems expected by a majority of builders in 2016. The Concern about the Employment/Economic situation was a significant problem in 2013 for 60% of reporting builders, the issue dropped in significance to 51% in 2014, and again dropped to 47% in 2015. On the other hand, the Impact/Hookup/Inspection or other Fees was a problem faced by 46% of builders in 2013, 52% in 2014 and 53% in 2015.

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CITY & COUNTY PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY OF LINCOLN

FROM THE DESK OF RAY ZIEGLER, BURLEIGH COUNTY BUILDING OFFICIAL

By Brian Ritter, BMDA

January 1, 2016 is the start of a new partnership between the City of Lincoln and the Burleigh County Building/Planning/ Zoning Department. Burleigh County will be taking over inspections and permitting for the City of Lincoln.

The City of Lincoln will now be a one stop shop for contractors and builders. All building applications will be submitted to the City of Lincoln at their offices on Santee Road. This will include all permits for residential, and commercial building of all types. When the permit application has been reviewed and approved, contractors will be able to pick up the issued permits and documentation at the City of Lincoln City Hall. Our office will review all building permits sent to us from the City of Lincoln. After our review and pre approval from the City of Lincoln, we will issue the permit and send it to the City of Lincoln for contractor pick up and signature. When you are ready for your first inspection, you just call the Burleigh County Building/Planning/Zoning office at 701-221-3727. It is important to note that Burleigh County will not accept any permit applications for buildings, residential or commercial in our office. All building permit applications must be received by the City of Lincoln. Plumbing, Mechanical and Septic permits and inspections can be obtained and scheduled through the Burleigh County Building Department by calling 701-2213727. Electrical permits and inspections will be handled by the State Electrical Board.at 701-202-9390. It is the City of Lincoln and Burleigh County Building/Planning/Zoning goal to make the transition from the City of Bismarck Building Inspections to Burleigh County Building Department as easy as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at 701221-3727 or the City of Lincoln at 701-2587969.

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Contractors have heard me say this many times over the years, the building code is a set of From the Desk of Ziegler, books of minimum standards, butRay it allows for manyBurleigh options onCounty how we meet those minimum Building Official standards.

I want quality workmanship . I want to see good materials being used. If you do this you There are thousands of great examples of Contractors have heard me say this many times the years, willover “generally” how quality workmanship and materials are the building code is a set of books of minimum standards, butintent it allows meet the being used to meet the intent of the building for many options on how we meet those minimum of standards. the code. Keep code. The IRC (International Residential Code) in mind, we have which we have adopted, allows the Building There are thousands of great examples of how workmanourquality minimum Official approve alternatives. ship to and materials are being used to meet the intenttolerances of the building to code. TheAn IRCalternative (International Residential Code) we have adopted, R104.11 material, design or whichmeet for life allows the Official to approve alternatives. method ofBuilding construction shall be approved safety provisions where the building official finds that the and of course wind, structural loads, heights, R104.11 An alternative material, design or method of construction shall be approved where the proposed design is satisfactory and complies distances, grades, etc., etc. When I look of at building official finds that the proposed design is satisfactory andetc., complies with the intent with the intent of the provisions of this code, the energy code and offered how these two the provisions of this code, and that the material, method or work is, for thecategories purpose and that the material, or workofoffered have worked hand in hand to meet compliance intended, at leastmethod the equivalent that prescribed in this code. is, for the purpose intended, at least the it’s truly amazing. Methods and materials have equivalent of thatthe prescribed in this code. not onlyplus inundated new home construction, but To sum-up true intent of the IRC’s nine hundred pages into one sentence comes down look what’s happened to existing homes: adding to this; the intent of the code is to establish minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, To sum-up the true intent of the IRC’s nine healthplus and pages generalinto welfare through affordability, structural strength, means of egress,high stability, sanitainsulation, replacing windows, efficient hundred one sentence comes tion, energy and furnaces safety to life property fromThe fireenergy and other hazandand water heaters. code is down tolight this;and theventilation, intent of the codeconservation is to ards attributed to the built environment. much easier to meet when the industry steps up establish minimum requirements to safeguard with the product and the education on installing the public safety, health and general welfare Ok it’s a long sentence but the point I want to make is that as the appointed Building Official I it the right way. through affordability, structural strength, want quality workmanship . I want to see good materials being used. If you do this you will means of egress, stability, sanitation, light and For home owners thinking of spring projects “generally” meetconservation the intent of the Keep we have our minimum tolerances to meet for ventilation, energy andcode. safety to in mind, please consider quality first; it typically last life safety provisions andand of course structural loads, heights, distances, grades, etc., etc., etc. life and property from fire otherwind, hazards longer and looks better. Find out what the When I to look atbuilt the energy code and how these two difference categories have workedthe hand in hand to lowest meet comattributed the environment. is between highest and pliance it’s truly amazing. Methods and materials have not only inundated new home construction, but Ok it’s a long sentence but the point I want to price, you have several months yet to do your look what’s happened to existing homes: adding insulation, replacing windows, high efficient furnaces homework. make is that as the appointed Building Official and water heaters. The energy code is much easier to meet when the industry steps up with the product and the education on installing it the right way. For home owners thinking of spring projects please consider quality first; it typically last longer and looks better. Find out what the difference is between the highest and lowest price, you have several months yet to do your homework. Sincerely

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CITY & COUNTY NEW POPULATION PROJECTIONS SHOW CONTINUED GROWTH By Brian Ritter, BMDA

On Jan. 19, the North Dakota Department of Commerce – Census Office released its 2016 population projections of the state, regions and counties. In developing their projections, three scenarios (expected migration, high migration and low migration) were presented with each assuming a higher rate of in-migration to the state in the earlier years and a gradual level off in future years. It should also be noted that these projections are simply an attempt to provide the most likely outcome of population change expected in North Dakota and as such, changing economic conditions can affect the actual population change.

As you can see in the table below, these most recent projections show continued growth for our community in the near and distant future. If you’d like to see the whole report, you can do so http://goo. gl/IctdIj, but these numbers give cause for even more optimism.

And if that’s not enough, this week Job Service released some more great news for Bismarck-Mandan. As of December 2015, all three metro areas in North Dakota reported year-over-year employment gains with Bismarck-Mandan having the highest growth rate at 2.2 percent. FargoMoorhead and Grand Forks posted growth rates of 1.0 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively.

PLUMBERS ALERT January 1, 2016 is the start of another new procedure within the Burleigh County Building/Planning/Zoning Department which will affect the plumbers of Burleigh County. Starting January 1, we will no longer ask for a bid amount when you call for a plumbing inspection. It has been decided after many months of research and discussion; we will use a permitting system similar to the State Plumbing Board., and have developed a form which is available on our website . All you have to do is download the form, print it, fill it out and fax—701-221-3726 or e-mail burleighcobuiling@nd.gov it to our office. When you are ready for an inspection, just give our office a call and we will schedule the inspection.

Summary of Projections (Expected Migration Scenario)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE GROWTH North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) is currently accepting applications for development assistance through the state’s Housing Incentive Fund (HIF). “NDHFA’s mission is to ensure that everyone in the state has access to housing they can afford,” said Jolene Kline, the agency’s executive director. “The Housing Incentive Fund has proven to be a powerful tool in addressing this need in communities statewide.” HIF supports the development of multifamily housing for essential service workers and low- and moderate-income households. Approximately $9 million is available; $5 million is set aside for

VISIT:

www.burleighco.com/ departments/bpz/inspection/ applications/ communities with populations less than 12,500. Rural community populations will be determined using 2010 U.S. Census data. HIF program information can be found online at www.ndhousingincentivefund. org. To be considered for funding, applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. (CST) on March 31. Contact NDHFA at (800) 292-8621 or hfainfo@nd.gov for more information.

We are excited and honored to have Sue Borud join our team of Real Estate Professionals. Call Sue to answer all of your Real Estate questions. Sue Borud (701) 880-9058 201 West Front Avenue 701.223.6654 www.century21morrison.com

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BMHBA NEWS GAIN A COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH A PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION In today’s evolving market, it’s more important than ever for building-industry professionals to maintain their competitive edge. Earning a professional designation from NAHB Education can be a great way to distinguish yourself – and your company – from your competition. During National Designation Month in March, seize the opportunity to advance your industry knowledge and skills. Having a designation tells clients that you have honed your business skills and have superior training, hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of your profession. Designation holders also can take advantage of valuable networking opportunities during their enrollment, working closely with expert instructors and other professionals within their field and outside their specific areas of

expertise. During National Designation Month, NAHB also educates consumers about the value of selecting a professional with a designation, so your hard work will mean even more when it comes marketing yourself and your business. We’d like to recognize the following BMHBA members who have achieved designation status: • Art Goldammer, CGB, CGP • Jamie Schmidt, CGB • Vance Vetter, CGP

• David Werner, HCCP

For more information on NAHB’s professional designations, visit nahb.org/ designations.

NDHFA RECOGNIZES CHAMPIONS North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) recognized several of its housing partners as Champions of Affordable Housing during its 25th Statewide Housing Conference.

“The Champion awards recognize and celebrate the work of individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and private sector businesses that make exceptional affordable housing contributions in North Dakota.” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director. BMHBA members who were honored this year included: Capital Credit Union and Scott Bullinger; and Gate City Bank

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NEW LEADERSHIP

and Tammy Skogen.

2016 BMHBA Board President Greg Zenker was sworn in along with all 2016 Board members at the Annual Banquet. Greg will lead the 12-member board of directors that includes: Shannon Reichenberg, Lynn Klein, Susie Franklin, Drew Knutson, Chad Moldenhauer, Paula Haider, Nathan Jones, Bill Schmid, Jeff Sattler, Brian Eiseman and Wade Vogel.

ON AIR EACH MONTH

NDHFA also recognized real estate agents for the assistance they provided to the agency’s borrowers. BMHBA members Kirstin Wilhelm of Keller Williams Realty and Shirley Thomas of Bianco Realty were honored.

The BMHBA has a revolving radio program on SuperTalk 1270 each month. Tune in on select Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to listen in. Last month, Home Show Committee Chairman Randy Tank was in studio along with our friends and Home Show Free Friday Sponsor Capital Credit Union.


PRESENTATIONS OF THE BURLEIGHGROWTH2015 FINAL REPORT SCHEDULED The Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Burleigh County, in partnership with their consultant KLJ, have conducted the BurleighGrowth2015 Study, a Future Land Use Plan for select townships in the County. The purpose of the study was to establish preferred types and intensity of land use for areas outside of the cities of Bismarck and Lincoln, and their extraterritorial zoning area. Plan documents are intended to be used by the MPO and its member jurisdictions for planning activities and jurisdictional development review.

The study’s Final Report will be presented to Burleigh County’s governing bodies for final approval/ acceptance. All meetings will occur in the Tom Baker Meeting Room, City/County Office Building, 221 N. 5th Street, Bismarck, ND.

The Burleigh County Planning & Zoning Commission meeting will begin at 5:15 p.m. on March 9 and the Burleigh County Commission will meet on March 21 beginning at 5 p.m.

STARION MORTGAGE BANKERS NAMED TOP 1% IN NATION Starion Financial mortgage bankers Kassy Landis and Lindsey Matter were named to the Mortgage Executive Magazine’s Top 1% of Mortgage Originators list for 2015. Landis, a mortgage banking officer since 2012, is located at the Bismarck branch on N. Washington Street. She joined Starion in 2006 as a teller, advanced to business banking representative in 2007 and became a mortgage underwriter in 2008.

Matter is mortgage banking officer/assistant vice president at the Mandan branch. This is the fourth consecutive year she has been named to the Top 1% list. Matter began her career with Starion Financial in 2005 as a

BOARD PARTICIPATES IN STRATEGIC PLANNING

The 2016 Board of Directors participated in a board orientation and strategic planning retreat in February. Hosted by NAHB’s Affiliate Services Director Donna Oliver, the training included best practices for board operations and a strategic planning session. The Board broke the 2016 year into four areas of focus including: Membership, Government Affairs, Communications and Operations.

HBA OFFICE OPENS DOORS TO STUDENT

teller, became a personal banker in 2006, moved into mortgage banking in 2009 and was promoted to AVP in 2015.

Mortgage Executive Magazine annually compiles a comprehensive list of the nation’s top one percent of mortgage originators in the United States. The minimum eligibility criteria are a total personal production of at least $30 million in 2015.

John Davies, a sophomore attending the University of Mary, spent time job shadowing at the BMHBA in February. The opportunity was coordinated through the Bismarck-Mandan Development Association. March 2016 | Building Buzz

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NATIONAL NEWS

NAHB Helps to Elevate Housing in 2016 Presidential Campaign

NATIONAL NEWS

NAHB’s long-standing efforts to make housing a top priority in the presidential election season gained momentum in February when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the first majorparty 2016 presidential candidate to address housing issues in a broad policy outline. The economic revitalization agenda she set forth included a number of housing policy goals supported by NAHB.

NATIONAL NEWS

In an effort to shape the national discussion in this critical election year, NAHB’s government affairs staff and volunteer leaders have met with the policy teams of all the Democratic and Republican candidates seeking the presidency. We have delivered policy briefs on a range of issues important to the residential construction industry, including housing finance, regulatory reform, immigration and workforce issues, and tax reform.

The campaigns have generally been responsive to NAHB’s policy recommendations, but until now none had broadly addressed housingspecific issues. Following the release of

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Clinton’s economic revitalization plan other candidates have told NAHB that they also plan to address housing in the near future. NAHB Does Not Endorse Presidential Candidates It should be stated upfront that NAHB support for a candidate’s policy proposals should not be viewed as an endorsement of that candidate. The association is non-partisan; its bylaws specifically prohibit endorsing candidates so that the association can work with all elected leaders, regardless of party, on behalf of the housing industry.

In an important sign that NAHB is making progress in moving housing to the forefront, Clinton’s housing proposals draw heavily from specific recommendations that we proposed in meetings with her policy advisers. These include ideas for removing barriers to sustainable homeownership by improving credit availability for consumers. The Clinton plan proposes a match for downpayment savings and the use of a new generation of credit scoring methods. It also recognizes the value of homeownership counseling, which NAHB strongly supports. Other ideas in the Clinton economic revitalization agenda that NAHB supports include proposals to bolster the supply of affordable rental housing by increasing the supply of LowIncome Housing Tax Credits and by removing local barriers to such housing production. The plan also highlighted the importance of job training and apprenticeships as a path to economic opportunity, which the housing sector has a

tremendous capacity to provide.

While NAHB is pleased to see Clinton acknowledge the significant role that housing plays in our local communities and economy, we will continue to work with her campaign on issues we disagree on. For example, NAHB believes the plan’s emphasis on connecting housing support to economic opportunity in high-poverty communities may limit the economic benefits of the proposals.

NAHB continues to strongly encourage all of the presidential candidates to look closely at our policy recommendations and to present housing proposals that will increase homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans while boosting job and economic growth. NAHB will also keep the candidates “feet to the fire” by pushing for more than just talk and calling on them to implement any meaningful housing proposals put forth.

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Remodelers who are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work on homes that may contain lead paint under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule now have the option to complete refresher training online, according to an EPA announcement. However, EPA recertifications obtained via an online refresher course will be valid for only three years, versus five years for hands-on training courses, and can only be exercised every other recertification cycle.

a remodeler from Wichita, Kan. “Whether they choose to refresh their training online or in person, with the March 31 recertification deadline looming for over 100,000 remodelers, and thousands more later in 2016 and 2017, remodelers are left with precious little time to meet their recertification obligations.”

Additionally, certified renovators who were grandfathered in under a HUD or EPA lead-based paint training course before the RRP rule was adopted must attend a refresher course with a hands-on component. The rule also made several streamlining and clarifying changes to RRP provisions that apply to training providers. The EPA’s changes only apply to those states where EPA administers the program; the 14 states that administer their own programs will have to take legislative or regulatory action to adopt the online refresher course option.

NATIONAL NEWS

“As a longtime advocate for a simplified recertification process, NAHB Remodelers appreciates that the EPA’s changes provide some flexibility, but the limited and convoluted parameters of the online training option are unnecessarily complicated and could affect the number of renovators who opt to become recertified,” said NAHB Remodelers Chair Tim Shigley, CGR, CAPS, CGP, GMB, GMR,

NATIONAL NEWS

NAHB MOVES NEEDLE ON LEAD PAINT TRAINING

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND OSHA An estimated 1.6 million Americans are employed in the construction industry, half of which work in residential construction. Each year, roughly 38,000 construction injuries are reported, with some 21,000 involving days away from work. Many OSHA standards apply to residential construction for the prevention of possible fatalities. A webpage - https://goo.gl/SlHSPC - is maintained as a product of the Alliance between OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The residential construction industry is addressed in specific standards for recordkeeping and the general and construction industries.

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8 SMALL BUSINESS TAX PREPARATION MISTAKES TO AVOID By Caron Beesley, www.sba.gov

Tax time brings with it a sense of urgency and pressure, and mistakes inevitably follow. Tax deductions go unclaimed, paper trails go awry and costly surprises can result. Here are eight of the most common tax preparation mistakes that small businesses make, plus some tips for mitigating them. Start a business last year? Write off the expenses New business owners can write off the expense they incurred before technically opening their doors for business. Don’t overlook this important deduction. Car deductions

A lot of confusion exists about what constitutes a legitimate business driving deduction. SBA guest blogger Barbara Weltman clears the air in her blog “Driving for Business.” What is business driving? “When you travel from your office to see a customer or vendor, this constitutes business driving. Whether travel from your home to another location is a business trip depends. If you commute from home to your office (and back), this is a nondeductible personal expense. If, however, you work from a home office for which you claim a tax deduction, then travel from home to any business location (and back) is treated as deductible business driving.” The mileage deduction for tax year 2015 is 57.5 cents per mile.

Another big mistake that business owners make is to limit their deductions to mileage. If you can prove that they are business expenses, you can also deduct other costs including gas

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Petty cash purchases, magazine subscriptions, educational classes and more. These “small” expenses can add up quickly. Make sure you track all your expenses and check with your tax advisor about what you can and can’t deduct. Don’t exaggerate your deductions

Your accountant can ensure you don’t overdo or exaggerate your deductions – something that can raise the possibility of an IRS audit. For example, many small business owners mistakenly assume that they can deduct 100% of meal costs while traveling or client gifts. They are actually only partly deductible.

that space distinct and separate from the rest of the home so that you can correctly claim the home office deduction.

It’s not all about the IRS

Keep your records up-to-date

Likewise, if your expenses are a lot higher this year than last or not considered typical for your industry or business type, the IRS may get inquisitive. The IRS is only one piece of the tax pie; don’t forget about your other tax obligations – property, payroll, local taxes, excise tax, self-employment taxes, etc. These can all come back to bite you if you aren’t compliant in a timely manner. Separate personal and business

Intermingling your personal and business bank accounts is a big cause of confusion around tax time, making it hard to track income and expenses. Furthermore, if you operate a home business, make sure you keep

Avoid payroll mistakes

Payroll tax compliance is something that many small business owners struggle with. The financial consequences of getting it wrong aren’t pleasant either. Statistics show that approximately 40 percent of small businesses incur an average of $845 per year in IRS penalties. This is a common problem for small businesses and often leads to missed opportunities for reducing your taxable income for the year. Make sure your expenses are reconciled, tracked and supported with receipts (the IRS requires it). Spend time each week to review your accounts – receivable, payable, credit card transactions, cash flow, etc. if your business is growing, consider accounting software (which synchronizes all your financial transactions and activities in one centralized dashboard) or retain the services of an accountant.

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HOW SEASONAL WORKERS AFFECT YOUR ALE STATUS IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2016-17, February 10, 2016 When determining if your organization is an applicable large employer – which is also known as an ALE – you must measure your workforce by counting all your employees. However, there is an exception for seasonal workers.

If an employer’s workforce exceeds 50 fulltime employees for 120 days or fewer during a calendar year, and the employees in excess of 50 who were employed during that period of no more than 120 days were seasonal workers, the employer is not considered an applicable large employer. A seasonal worker for this purpose is an

employee who performs labor or services on a seasonal basis. For example, retail workers employed exclusively during holiday seasons are seasonal workers.

The terms seasonal worker and seasonal employee are both used in the employer shared responsibility provisions, but in two different contexts. Only the term seasonal worker is relevant for determining whether an employer is an applicable large employer subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. For this purpose, employers may apply a reasonable, good faith interpretation of the term “seasonal worker.”

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES ‘JOINT EMPLOYER’ GUIDANCE The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) to help business owners better understand the concept of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. As workplaces and work arrangements continue to evolve, the traditional relationship of one employer employing one employee is less widespread. DOL specifically cited the construction industry as one where

a worker jointly employed by two or more employers has become more common. The NAHB Office of Legal Affairs examined the AI and what it might mean for members, their employees and subs. Find the summary at http://goo.gl/BvjgLA.

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NDAB NEWS

Volume XXIII, Issue 3

Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

NDAB Advocates for Economic Growth As home builders and remodelers we work hard and are engaged in our communities by giving back day after day, year after year. Many of us are Arnold Karsky small business owners; we create NDAB President jobs in our communities and are the foundation of American Family Life. Housing and construction helps drive the economy for our local areas as well as for the state and nation. Without a healthy housing market our economy will not flourish. The issues that are important to home builders, remodelers and others in our industry are many of the same issues that are important to a thriving economy. We need for our Local, State, and National Lawmakers to work on the areas that are affecting the housing industry. One of these issues is burdensome regulations. We must reduce burdensome regulations at all levels of government. The list of federal, state and local agencies that regulate the housing industry is long. NAHB shows that regulations at all levels of government account for 25% of the cost of a new single-family home. Think about that and how it affects affordable housing. In 2015 more than 81,000 pages of regulations appeared in the Federal Register, which is the highest count ever, and as small businesses like home builders the effects are disproportionate on us and that is the highest count ever. U.S. Small Business Administration found that firms with 20 or fewer employees like home builders pay 40% more in compliance costs per employee than firms with more than 500 workers. By reducing excessive regulatory burdens on small business like home builders and remodelers, it will promote economic growth and job creation while reducing the costs for consumers. Arnold

March 2016

Gain a Competitive Edge with a Professional Designation

Kim Schneider NDAB Executive Officer

In today’s evolving market, it’s more important than ever for building-industry professionals to maintain their competitive edge. Earning a professional designation from NAHB Education can be a great way to distinguish yourself – and your company – from your competition. During National Designation Month in March, seize the opportunity to advance your industry knowledge and skills.

Having a designation tells clients that you have honed your business skills and have superior training, hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of your profession. Designation holders also can take advantage of valuable networking opportunities during their enrollment, working closely with expert instructors and other professionals within their field and outside their specific areas of expertise. During National Designation Month, NAHB also educates consumers about the value of selecting a professional with a designation, so your hard work will mean even more when it comes marketing yourself and your business. During March, builders, remodelers and other industry professionals nationwide can take advantage of the many special events local HBAs are hosting to encourage continuing education and recognize designation holders across the country. Please make sure to check with your local association about education opportunities and special events. NDAB is proud of our Professional Builder program and those that choose to participate meet membership requirements, have held a contractor’s license in the state of North Dakota for at least two years. They comply with all appropriate local, state, and national building codes, adhere to the Code of Ethics of North Dakota Association of Builders and complete seven hours of continuing education annual. Our professionals builders are listed on our website and most recently were highlighted in a ND brochure put out by US Builders Review magazine. To learn more on how to become a recognized NDAB Professional Builder, please visit our website or call or stop by our office.

2016 NDAB Professional Builders: Eric Berg, Eric Berg Construction, Inc., Fargo Charles Bon, C’est Bon Construction, Robinson Michael Bullinger, Western Products Inc, Fargo Don Dabbert, Jr. Dabbert Custom Homes, Fargo Dale Denning, Sparling Construction, Bismarck Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., Fargo John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction, Fargo Todd Halle, T & S Custom Homes, Inc., Fargo Vern Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc., Fargo Robert Leslie, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, Fargo Robert Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Fargo Greg Krueger, Krueger Construction, Fargo Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting, Fargo Mark Spriggs, M&J Construction, Moorhead Mike Workman, Jordahl Custom Homes, Fargo Charlie Zach, Zach Construction, Wahpeton

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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ProBuild opportunities as well as content for the The HBA of F-M would like to welcome Bezruki, attend and speak our of F-M guest celebrated winners and special Northaward Dakota Secretary Northern PlumbingND Supply Kristie Eid, Perry Eidem Ryan Janna Lutz & of Jackie Wieg, Executive Directors Dakota Construction Bob Radermacher of detailed Bakken Contracting. • toMinot would like to congratulate Bruce onand being promoted Association Builders, ND Guaranty & consumer, and more information Housing Finance the new directors its board: Dawn Cruff RDO Equipment Co. Agency membership at our January GMM of scholarship recipients with over of Walker its State Al Jaeger and mayors from200 Johnson to its board of trustees. Thank 701-572-5744 willistonbuilders.com on all our events. Check  Mark Schneider, LJA, was sworn in as our Title Co., ND HousingDawson Finance Insurance Agency, to SeniorThank Life Director. and Stephanie Lindemann. you to wentand ProBuild Sponsored by Simonson Lumber. We Red River Drywall members. The awards to Clay Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead West you to outgoing trustees: Dave Anderson, Bronze Partners Eid-Co Homes out: www.willistonbuilders.com incoming WABA President at our Annual outgoing directors: Lunski and ProBuild, RDO Co., & Williston appreciate his making time Area to visit us! Equipment • Sylvia Minot will host ourHomes, 41stof annual Home was and Garden Show March Dietrich, Builder ofand RDO Equipment Co. Williston Builders Assoc. Fargo withDietrich the addition councilperson aInc., WABA thrilled haveon NAHB’s field Mike Anderson Chadto Maloy Bell State Bank & Trust Meeting in November. Forx Builders Association Harry Gilbertson. Home Builders Care Area Builders Association the Year; Paul Krabbenhoft, Coldwell  Our March GMM will be held on 5th & Horace 6th Booths filling up. representative for Region C, Michael  Red River Drywall from this are year. WABA’s newly redesigned website is live  Associate Over 130 members and city officials Dabbert Custom Homes welcomes Grace Carlita Dietz, Miller Insulation, Inc. Banker First Realty, of the Year;  Top Spikes were also recognized: Bill the 24th sponsored by Real Estate & •  Backman, We look forward to training our new Executive Officer starting this – offering a better option for our members Williston Area Builders Assoc. Bezruki, attend and speak to our The Home & Garden Show was Feb. 26- Year Celebration & City the New Kristie Eid, Perry Eidem and Ryan Heritage Homes, BEAM;attended Dan Beecher, Construction Minot Assoc. of Builders Rental MurphyGuide. and Dave Nordenstrom became toDakota be located, plus advertising month. membership ourwelcomed January GMM Night Jan. 28. The at HBA Johnson to its board of trustees. Thank Foam Doctor’s LLC, Extra Mile; John Dawson Insurance Life Spikes in We 2015! North Dakota Guaranty & Title C opportunities as well as content for the Sponsored by Simonson Lumber. special guest North Dakota Secretary of Koerselman, Red River Drywall & you to outgoing trustees: Dave Anderson, Eid-Co Homes consumer, and more detailed information ND Housing Finance Agency  Special thanks to Dot Frank and the appreciate his making time to visit us! State Al Jaeger andNorth mayors from Dakota Association Builders March 2016 Mike Anderson and Chad Maloy www.ndbuild.com on all of our events.Association Check  Forx Builders ProBuild  WABA’s newly redesigned website is live Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Over 130 members and city officials out: www.willistonbuilders.com Miller Insulation, Inc.  RDO Fargo –with the addition ofoption a councilperson offering a better for our members www.ndbuild.com North Dakota Association of Builders December 2015Equipment Co. attended the New Year Celebration & City  Our March GMMofwill be held on Minot Assoc. Builders Red River Drywall from Horace this year. to be located, plus advertising March 2016 | Building Buzz 15 Night Jan. 28. The HBA welcomed the 24thDakota sponsored by Real&Estate & North Guaranty Title Co. opportunities as well as content for the Williston Area Builders Assoc.  The Home & Garden Show was Feb. 26special guest North Dakota Secretary of Rental Guide. consumer, and more detailed information ND Housing Finance Agency State Al Jaeger and mayors from on all our events. Check ProBuild Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West

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