Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association
BUILDING uzz B May 2016
NEW TECHNOLOGY, NEW WIRING Page 12
Your Online Reputation page 5
Housing Tops Community Needs page 7
Building Officials Roundtable page 8
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New Members & Anniversaries March 2016 New Members Alliance Real Estate-Denise Ziegler & Amy Helphrey www.deniseamy.com Real Estate Bianco Realty - Judy Maslowski Real Estate
Trademark Realty | Chad Wachter www.trademarknd.com Real Estate
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Members with May Anniversaries. Renew by May 31, 2016. Advanced Audio and Video| Scott Maslowski Computer Products and Services Security Systems America’s Home Loans | Darin Ketterling www.americashomeloans.com | Mortgage Banking BEK Communications | Paul Frank www.bektel.com | Marketing/advertising or Public Relations Bianco Realty | Kathy Feist www.biancorealty.com | Land Development Real Estate
Brendel’s Lawn Sprinkling, Inc. | Bryan Brendel | www.brendelslawnsprinkling.com Landscaping
Dakota Wall Systems | Phil Birnbaum www.dakotawall.com | Masonry/Stone Work/ Tile Setting/Plaster Edgewood Development Group, LLC Dave Heilman | Single Family General Contracting | Land Development Extreme Sales, Inc. | Vern Vetter www.extremesales.biz
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Ferrellgas | Michelle Bushee www.ferrellgas.com
Fettig Millwork and Windows | Brian Fettig Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership)
GTG Homes | Troy Olson | www.gtghomes.com Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting Larson Engineering, Inc. | Dale Johnson www.larsonengr.com | Engineering | Planner or Designer Leingang Home Center | Mark Dettling www.leingang.com | Remodeling-Residential Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Myhre Concrete Design | Clayton Myhre www.myhreconcrete.com | Masonry/Stone Work/Tile Setting/Plaster | Concrete Work Oaktree Realtors | Darren Schmidt www.oaktree-realtors.com | Real Estate
Prairie View Landscaping & Nursery, Inc. Kelly Johnson | Landscaping
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 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) 250-1904 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
COLBY & REOPELLE JOIN BIANCO REALTY Bianco Realty is excited to announce two REALTORS® to join their Real Estate team: Tyler Colby and Nathan Reopelle. Tyler and Nathan look forward to helping you with all your Real Estate needs, achieving your dream of home ownership, and providing a Tradition of Excellence!
Real Time Pain | Tanya Long | Utilities
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Bismarck-Mandan Permit Reports
through April 30, 2016
BISMARCK PERMITS 700
MANDAN PERMITS 400
Bismarck Single Family
Bismarck Multi-Family Units
Linear (Bismarck Single Family)
Linear (Bismarck Multi-Family Units)
Linear (Mandan Multi-Family Units)
Linear (Mandan Single Family)
Mandan Multi-Family Units
Mandan Single Family
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Lincoln Single Family
Lincoln Multi-Family Units
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Linear (Burleigh County)
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Lincoln Single Family
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May 2016 | Building Buzz
ello Fellow BMHBA Members.
We are happy to see our April showers now bringing on the May flowers.
May is here and many of you are looking forward to a great construction season. We at the HBA have had many conversations about the perceived outlook of “doom and gloom”. Yes, oil is down, but there are many home building and home improvement opportunities out there. Our Parade of Homes showed that there is a positive outlook this year. Thanks again to those builders who participated in the parade.
We are about half way through the process of adopting the new building codes. Now is the time to get the code amendments that will help keep housing affordable and not over regulated. It is imperative that you stay in touch with Dot has she leads this important undertaking for the good of the BMHBA and our consumers. I know Dot has reached out to our builders and she has received little response. Please, PLEASE help us be leaders for positive change! On a personal note, after nine years working at Ferguson Enterprises I have chosen to move on to a new endeavor. I want to thank the team of people I have worked with over the last nine years each one of them has helped me grow professionally and personally. My new endeavor, will be working for Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air.
Greg Zenker President
Building Buzz | May 2016
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SAFEGUARD YOUR REPUTATION Avoid Online Embarrassment It takes several years to build a strong reputation, but just seconds for it to crumble. Though the Internet opens countless growth opportunities for businesses, it also provides an audience to anyone with an opinion. Remodelers and home builders who neglect to continually monitor their online reputation are putting their business at serious risk. Google Consumer Surveys found that when making a big purchase, more than 67% of consumers say their decisions are influenced by online reviews. If they discover several negative reviews about a company, its products or services, they’re likely to take their business elsewhere. Reputation monitoring firms like ReviewTrackers, ReputationDefender and Status Labs are growing rapidly. But investing in their services won’t likely produce a big enough return for smaller businesses that can typically get the job done themselves. It’s much easier to keep tabs on what people are saying about you online when you know how and where to look. And by approaching each issue with calm professionalism, you can turn even a nasty review into a potential lead generator. Where to Start Google yourself. In other words, perform an online search for your business to see what results come up. This should be done regularly, so save yourself some time and set up a Google Alert to receive email notifications whenever your company name is mentioned online. Then, determine which sites your customers are most likely to use (some of the most common include Angie’s List, Houzz and Yelp) and regularly set aside time to check them at least once a week. The Better Business Bureau is another great resource that allows you to read and respond to consumer reviews.
Never fight fire with fire Getting into an argument online with a reviewer rarely ends well, even if the complaint is totally inaccurate. Keep in mind the reviewer has nothing to lose, but your business could experience significant, long-term consequences. However, no response can be just as damaging as an argumentative response. Rather than immediately going on the defensive, consider posting a concise apology or an acknowledgment of the customer’s concerns and your willingness to work toward a resolution. Potential clients who see your composed response will be more assured of your professionalism and commitment to customer service. Make it more personal Do not think the conversation is confined to websites, text messages or emails. Always follow up your online response with a more personal conversation either face to face or by phone. Smaller companies – especially in the remodeling and home building industries – can more easily identify and directly contact their dissatisfied clients, than can larger companies that serve thousands of consumers. Amplify the positive reviews Not all of your reviews will be negative (hopefully), but unfortunately, the positive reviews get far less attention. That’s why it’s critical to emphasize each positive review even if it means simply posting “Thank you!” as your response. It shows you’re in tune with your clients and appreciate their feedback. Share positive reviews as often as possible on social media, your website and other marketing materials. The cost of doing business Despite even your best efforts, many clients will feel the need to express their discontent online. Setting the client’s expectations as early as possible is the best way to help ensure client satisfaction and strengthen your bottom line.
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CITY & COUNTY STOREFRONT AND LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM The City of Mandan offers a Storefront and Landscape Improvement program for two business districts: Downtown Mandan and Memorial Highway. The purpose of the program is to encourage redevelopment and improve the appearance of the downtown area and Memorial Highway.
Commercial property owners and business tenants in the districts may apply for matching funds in the form of a forgivable loan for improvements to building facades such as exterior finish, windows, doors, awnings, canopies and signage, plus landscaping. Storefront funds are provided in the form of a maximum $30,000 forgivable loan for up to 50% of the investment in rehabilitating a building facade. Up to $60,000 may be considered for a downtown corner building depending upon the extent of the project.
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MISSOURI RIVER CORRECTIONAL CENTER EXPANDS WORK RELEASE PROGRAM The Missouri River Correctional Center has announced the expansion of its work release program. Work release programs provide career and vocational training to inmates who qualify. There are currently 36 eligible inmates available to work in various positions. Work or education release is a privilege granted to some inmates of the MRCC. Work release gives them a chance to earn some money to prepare for the release from the institution, to readjust to society, and a job that they may be able to continue after upon released. Tyler Gensrich and Nick Friez with the Missouri Valley Correctional Center pointed out, “Studies have shown that individuals released from incarceration with financial stability are far less likely to return to criminal behavior. It also gives area employers an opportunity to fill vacant positions and possibly retain that employee upon release. The work release program gives area employers an opportunity to fill vacant positions and possibly retain that employee upon release. Additional benefits to the employer include:
• A $2,4000 tax credit for each felon hired. • Opportunity to for up to 50% of wages paid to inmates.
• Inmate transportation provided to jobsites within 6 miles of the Bismarck/ Mandan Area.
Work release may only be attained when housed at the MRCC. They must meet all eligibility criteria to apply, which includes attaining community eligibility. In addition to work opportunities, inmates are provided guidance and counseling services to enhance their experience in the program, and to increase the likelihood of success upon release. Work release programs have potential benefits to inmates, employees and ultimately the community. For more information on if the work release program might be a good fit for your business, please contact the Missouri River Correctional Center at 701-238-9691.
CITY & COUNTY HOUSING TOPS LIST OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS In 2015 Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health (BBPH) partnered with CHI St. Alexius Health and Sanford Health in Bismarck to complete a community health needs assessment. Topping the list of concerns is affordable housing, with respondents ranking it above chronic disease, access to affordable health care and obesity among others.
of construction through smart regulation and access to labor, and we rally to support resources that aid in home purchasing like the 30-year mortgage, interest deduction, ND Roots and FirstHome programs.”
STUDY FOCUSES ON UPDATING MORTON COUNTY LAND USE PLAN
Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health selected the following concerns as priorities to be included in the agency’s strategic implementation plan:
SRF Consulting is kicking off a process to update Morton County’s future land use plan. The study area consists of an unincorporated portion of Morton County, which is in close proximity to Mandan, I-94, and the Missouri River.
The Morton County Comprehensive Plan 2015–2030 context document was presented to the public last spring. The document provides background and current data intended to inform the creation of future land use mapping and policies that will become the “heart” of a comprehensive plan update for Morton County. For more information visit mortonfuturelanduse.com. “It comes as no surprise that affordable housing tops the list,” said BismarckMandan Home Builders Association (BMHBA) President Greg Zenker. “Housing is a basic need and if it’s not affordable impacts all areas of life.”
Research shows that access to affordable housing reduces stress, increases student success, has a positive impact on crime and more. “We’re committed to working together with various stakeholders to ensure the availability of affordable housing,” Zenker added. “We fight to reduce costs
• Access to affordable health care • Chronic disease
• Obesity/poor nutrition/lack of exercise
“We understand that BBPH choose the concerns they did because they align with their mission, vision, and core functions. As a leader in home building, the BMHBA is taking it upon itself to address the concern of affordable housing and will work across industries to promote, educate and advocate,” said Zenker.
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BMHBA NEWS WELCOME TRACY
ROUNDTABLE TAKEN LITERALLY
Tracy DeForest BMHBA Member Services Representative
More than 30 members met for the Spring Building Officials Roundtable. Tables were circled to promote more dialogue, which revolved around construction changes and expectations for Spring. Items of discussion included:
• New Codes/Inspections for 2016 – The Focus from Each Department • 2015 IRC Code Adoption Update – Potential Amendments • Infrastructure Outlook – Construction Plans & Sales Tax Support
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• Affordable Housing – Top Concern on Community Health Survey • Advocacy Wins – $5,700 per Housing Start!
• Flood Plain Building & Insurance Updates – Presentation by Heidi Rue, Superior Insurance
The next Building Officials Round Table will be fall 2016, and all members are encouraged to take part.
The BMHBA welcomes Tracy DeForest to our association. Tracy is the new Member Services Representative, and will be your resource to take full advantage of your membership with us, the NDAB and NAHB. Please feel free to contact her with your questions, concerns or ideas! email@example.com
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK We’re initiating newcomers into the association through a free pitchfork fondue on the HBA patio. Get Registered for this tasty and entertaining event online. The New Member BBQ is May 24, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
EVENTS BLACK AND YELLOW, BLACK AND YELLOW
More than 30 Scouts helped clean developments prior to the Parade of Homes. The Troop enjoyed pizza at the HBA office prior to heading out to Boulder Ridge, Promontory Point and Keidel’s subdivisions. They weathered the wind to rain to ensure that lots were sparkling for the Parade. Thank you Scouts and K&K Homes for your cleanup efforts!
We’re excited to announce the theme for this year’s Spring Awards Mixer & GMM. Hard hats and yellow tape will greet the hardworking builders and subs from the Spring Parade and all other members attending the event. The event will feature the presentation of the Spring Parade of Homes Awards, remarks from the BMBHA President Greg Zenker and Executive Officer, Dot Frank, and a 50/50 raffle benefiting BUILD-PAC.
The Spring Mixer will be held at the Baymont Inn in Mandan, beginning with a social hour and 5:30 and dinner at 6:15. Reserve your seat for this popular event by visiting the CALENDAR OF EVENTS at bmhba.com.
Registration is open for the Annual Golf Tournament. This year we’re hitting the links at Prairie West in Mandan. Individuals and teams are encouraged to participate. Registration includes a driving range warm-up, 18 holes of golf, cart, box lunch, team and individual prizes, and dinner. In addition to golfing, a variety of sponsorships are available to promote your business at our event. Sponsors will be recognized before, during and after the tournament online, in print and on location. Check out the BMHBA website or give us a call for more information. May 2016 | Building Buzz
EXPERIENCING CLOSING DELAYS? WE WANT TO HELP New rules implemented on Oct. 3, 2015 have overhauled the disclosure process for closing on a home mortgage. The forms that have been used for decades — the Good Faith Estimate, the Truth in Lending and HUD-1 Settlement Statements — have been replaced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new integrated disclosure forms, the “Loan Estimate” and the “Closing Disclosure.”
Under the new rules, the Closing Disclosure must be provided to the consumer a full three days prior to closing, and if there are certain changes during that 72-hour period, the closing could be delayed. In addition, the hefty penalties assessed on lenders for failing to meet the new disclosure requirements also are lengthening loan processing times. As lenders adjust to the new rules, industry surveys have indicated that loans on average were taking longer to close. NAHB is working to determine if the new disclosure requirements are creating problems for home sellers and buyers and whether there are aspects of the new home financing process that are creating particular difficulties for NAHB members. If the new disclosure rules have resulted in delayed closings, lost sales or other impacts on your business, please contact us and tell us your story.
Your feedback on this issue is especially important and will help us to engage regulators to see if any changes are needed to ensure a smoother loan closing process for lenders, home builders and home buyers. Please note that your responses will be kept strictly confidential. Email Jessica Lynch at NAHB or call her at 800-368-5242 x8401. Visit nahb.org to learn more about the new rules and download resources to help you comply.
BUILD-PAC KEEPS THE MOMENTUM GOING Moving into this pivotal election year, BUILD-PAC has hit the ground running with a war chest of over $1.7 million raised – more than half way to its cycle goal of $3 million.
“We’ve got a great story to tell lawmakers, voters and the American people,” said 2016 BUILD-PAC chair Eugene Graf. “The home is central to American family life, and housing is key to job creation and economic growth. It is important that we have the resources we need to support candidates who understand our perspective and will provide a pro-housing, pro-business voice on Capitol Hill.”
BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s bipartisan federal political action committee, helps elect the most qualified pro-housing, probusiness candidates to federal office. In the 2014 election year, BUILD-PAC supported more than 370 pro-housing candidates, and 95% of these candidates won their seats in November.
As the PAC moves full steam ahead, its main focus is not only to reach its lofty fundraising goal, but to also increase member participation throughout the NAHB federation. BUILD-PAC launched its Fair Share Campaign to encourage every member to do their part and invest at least $25 in BUILD-PAC. This gives participating members a chance to get more involved in the political process while simultaneously making housing’s voice stronger and louder in Washington, D.C. BUILD-PAC is housing’s voice in the 2016 elections. When a builder, remodeler or trade partner writes a personal check to a federal candidate’s campaign, there is one voice behind it. But there are more than 140,000 voices behind every check that BUILD-PAC writes to a candidate for Congress.
To keep up its strong momentum going into the November elections, BUILD-PAC is focusing its outreach to members who are new to giving, or have yet to take the plunge and invest. In 2015, BUILD-PAC received support from over 1,000 new donors, and it’s hoping to double that number in 2016. Visit nahb.org/buildpac for more information.
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Several changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) took effect on April 1, impacting a wide range of builders, developers, businesses, home owners and insurance agents operating in areas covered by the NFIP.
FEMA has indicated that the maximum individual rate increase for any individual policy is 18%, with a few exceptions. The guidance also states that average premiums – once certain fees are accounted for – will increase 9% for policies written or renewed on or after April 1. For most risk classes, the average annual premium rate increases are limited to 15%. Many of the changes are a result of continued implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA) and the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12). Congress passed BW-12 and subsequently HFIAA to reauthorize and reform the program.
In its summary, FEMA notes that changes will also affect mapping, mitigation efforts and program outreach. Each property
CHANGES TO FLOOD INSURANCE RATES NOW EFFECTIVE will see distinct impacts because characteristics such as flood zone, year built (which affects whether it is depicted on the Flood Insurance Rate Map, or FIRM) and property type still play a role in individual premiums.
Other changes include new rating methodology for properties newly mapped into a Special Flood Hazard Area and the elimination of subsidies for certain pre-FIRM policies that lapse and are reinstated past 90 days. In instances where a policyholder wants to return to the NFIP program after the lapse, he or she must obtain an elevation certificate and use the full-risk rate. This round of implementation activity occurs at the same time as regulators look ahead to the next round of program reauthorizations. Congress must pass NFIP reauthorization by Sept. 30, 2017.
NAHB is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reconsider whether requiring stricter building codes is an effective way to meet a “disaster deductible” that has been proposed as a requirement that states and localities must meet before being eligible to apply for federal disaster relief assistance. In a January notice, FEMA said its rationale for instituting the disaster deductible is this: Under the Stafford Act, local governments are typically reimbursed for 75% of eligible clean-up costs beginning at $1 million in assessed damages. FEMA believes the Stafford Act is skewed too heavily to federal aid, while state and local governments need not demonstrate sufficient pre-disaster preparedness.
FEMA’s proposal suggests that governments can demonstrate they have met such a disaster deductible in several ways, including creation of a self-insurance fund, adoption of a disaster relief fund at the state or local level, or adoption of stricter
FEMA ‘DISASTER DEDUCTIBLE’ NEEDS WORK, NAHB SAYS building codes.
NAHB comments took issue with FEMA’s suggestion that local governments could demonstrate they met this disaster deductible requirement by simply adopting stricter building codes. FEMA ignores underlying questions of statutory authority, a distinct disconnect between those impacted by the costs of adopting stricter building codes and those benefited by access to the Stafford Act funding accessible via meeting the disaster deductible, and basic structural hurdles of trying to use stricter building code adoption as a proxy for meeting the disaster deductible concept. “NAHB supports FEMA’s efforts to take proactive steps to increase the nation’s readiness and capacity to respond to catastrophic disasters,” but serious questions and concerns remain concerning the proposal, the association wrote in its comments March 21.
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UPDATING EXISTING WIRING FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY A new tech-savvy generation of home buyers is bringing challenges to renovations and updates of existing homes. Wiring schemes that were sufficient for yesterday’s electronics are becoming obsolete, as the demand for adding complex integrated systems to existing homes is rising. According to a survey published by Better Homes and Garden Real Estate, the newest group of buyers, ages 18-35, have made technology a top priority in the buying decision. The specifics of the technology needs should be thoroughly discussed with home-owners before any renovations or new construction begins to insure that all electrical requirements are accounted for in the design of the new wiring schematic.
In addition to lightning-fast data speed and constant connectivity, homeowners are also asking for home automation. They want the ability to control lights, temperature, and security systems from a single touch pad or smart phone. Home buyers are also asking for entertainment to be accessible in any room, at any time, including wholehouse sound and video systems. Since all of these capabilities come at an expense, homebuyers also look to energy management to keep living costs down. Energy efficient appliances, fan controls and motion sensors are all tools that appeal to millennials.
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Each of these features require the old wiring of existing homes to be brought up to speed. Category 1 wire, used for simple telephone service, must now become Category 5 wire in order to accommodate new Internet speeds and sophisticated home computer networks. Daisy-chain wiring is being replaced by home-run wiring, allowing schemes to be centrally located. Enhanced coaxial cables are preventing signal loss in new televisions, and RJ75 plugs jacks are allowing space for up to eight conductors. BEK Communications is working with electricians and homeowners to create appropriate wiring, capable of meeting the demands for today’s technology in both new and existing homes. Please follow the link below for more information on wiring schematic accessibility in existing homes.
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NAHB, NFIB File Lawsuit Against DOL’s New Union Persuader Rule NAHB and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) asserting that the agency’s new union persuader rule violates business owners’ First Amendment rights, making it nearly impossible to consult with legal counsel when facing union organizing.
The rule is fundamentally unfair because it requires employers to report to the DOL whether and when they consult with a lawyer to discuss union organizing. The unions, on the other hand, aren’t encumbered by any such requirement. “DOL’s final persuader rule is another example of regulatory overreach that will impose far-reaching reporting requirements on employers and their consultants and result in significant monetary and legal implications for home building firms,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady in a joint press release with NFIB. “This lawsuit is necessary to maintain long standing policy on what union-related communications between employers and attorneys remain confidential.”
Previously, business owners were only required to report when outside counsel directly communicated with employees. Under the new rule, business owners will have to report any communication with legal counsel even if the matter ends there.
The persuader rule will take effect July 1.
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116,000 CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME THIS SUMMER Please contact Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer today regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent overtime proposal. Time is of the essence to halt a plan that could do our industry great harm.
If this proposal goes forward, you may have to pay overtime to employees who are now exempt. In fact, we estimate over 116,000 construction supervisors would become overtime eligible under this proposal, which could take effect as soon as this summer.
back on pay and benefits, as well as cutting hours to avoid overtime requirements.
We are working on a solution, but need your help. The Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (Senate bill S.2707 and House bill H.R.4773) would force the DOL to withdraw this proposal until it has considered the economic effects of nearly doubling the overtime threshold. We need you to ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor and support this bill.
Property Tax Rates Vary Across and Within Counties A new NAHB Economics research article shows that the effective real estate tax rates vary substantially across and within counties, with the highest rate area displaying rates that are often several times higher than the lowest rate areas within the same county.
The new rule would double the federal overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440, and, for the first time ever, index the salary threshold to inflation. This would mean that for any employees earning less than $970 per week, you would need to track their hours worked and pay overtime. This could force many small builders to scale
Anderson Joins The Arvig Team Jerrod Anderson became a part of the Arvig team this past month as a Business Solutions Consultant out of Bismarck. He specializes in phone system, security system and network cabling design. Anderson grew up in Fargo, ND and moved to Connecticut in 2001. In 2005 he graduated from Goodwin Technical College with a degree in Electronics Design. He began his career as a low voltage systems technician and moved back to North Dakota in 2011. Jerrod also has an electrical journeyman’s license and is a BICSI certified technician.
At the low end of the national spectrum, there are 12 Louisiana parishes registering property tax rates that are effectively under $2 per $1,000 of value. At the high end, there are Orleans and Monroe Counties, New York and Camden County, New Jersey, with property tax rates averaging close to $29. The regional location remains a strong factor in explaining substantial differences in effective tax rates. The South typically registers some of the lowest rates, with the exception of Texas, and the Northeast and Midwest have some of the highest rates in the nation. This is a reflection of a well-known and long-established tradition of southern states to rely less on real estate taxes as a source of government revenue.
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May 2016 | Building Buzz
Volume XXIII, Issue 5
Arnold Karsky NDAB President
Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders
Share Your Voice
As members of the Association of Home Builders we build communities, every year NAHB members construct about 80% of the new homes build in the United Sates. As Builder Associations we work to ensure that housing is a national, state and local priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent.
Next month you will have the opportunity to vote in North Dakota. Tuesday, June 14 is primary election day. Have you ever taken the time to vote in the primary election? Historically, it is one of the lowest voter turnouts for an election time, but it is just as important to vote in the primaries as it is to vote in the general election in November. It is the time to have your voice heard and help decide who will be the candidates on the November ballot.
This goal is increasingly difficult in today’s contentious and unsettled political and financial environment, one in which the concept of homeownership as a national, state or local priority is very much under attack. The laws and regulations all forms of government are pressing forward are on a course that will affect the housing market. These laws and regulations will drive housing costs up and take more homeowners off the market because the costs no longer make it affordable for them. In 2015, NAHB, NDAB, and your local HBA all advocated on your behalf, they fought many of these laws and regulations that were being forced on us. Our advocacy victories and other services will save home builders about $5,700 for a typical house start. That is a big number and a tangible sign of the value the 3 in 1 membership delivers for its members. NAHB, NDBA, and your local association will continue to fight for you, but we need your help. We need for you to help get our voice heard. The next 2-4 years we will have many challenges in new laws and regulations that will drive the cost of home ownership up. We need to make sure our elected officials understand the importance of safe, decent and affordable housing. With many National, State and Local officials being elected in the next seven months, we need to talk housing. Our goal must be to have housing friendly elected officials. Arnold NDAB Members with special guests for Bringing Housing Home. Senator Heitkamp, Congressman Cramer, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem all joined us for a great day talking about the housing industry.
Kim Schneider NDAB Executive Officer
In the early twentieth century there was a movement to give more power to citizens in the selection of the candidates for the party’s nomination. The primary election developed from this reform movement. In a primary election, voters (ND is the only state that does not require voter registration) may participate in choosing the candidate for the party’s nomination by voting through a secret ballot, as in a general election. In North Dakota, not only do we not have voter registration, but we do have a closed primary in which you can only vote for one party. You cannot vote for one Democratic candidate and then vote for a Republican candidate. You can, however, skip voting for a certain candidate if you so choose. This is different from the general election where you can vote across party lines. It is still important to take time to vote because some races within the same party might have a contested race. Aside from statewide candidates, there will be city council seats, city commission seats, park board seats, etc. that will be included on the ballot along with ordinances and laws. While the primary is held on Tuesday, June 14 this year, some cities may offer in-person early voting opportunities and/or absentee or vote by mail. Regardless of how you choose to vote, ID is required for voting in ND. You will need an ID that shows your name, current residential street address and date of birth. Some valid forms include current driver’s license or non-drivers identification card, tribal government issued identification or long-term care certificate. If voting absentee or by mail requires a ND form of identification listed above, a passport or military ID. To learn more about voting in North Dakota or to educate yourself on what and who will be in the June and November ballots, please visit the ND Secretary of States website at www.sos.nd.gov. Voter information, candidate information, dates, locations and even election results will all be made available here.
"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt Take care, Kim Schneider
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Thank you to all of our committee Home show booths are being sold now! 701-222-2400 bmhba.com Dot Frank, Executive Officer Our last General Membership Meeting The HBA of F-M is holding its Parade of d the Spring Shield offor ND, Top New Ken Krajsa of ourmonth! volunteers, committee and board • Spike; May is Holiday our membership drive to getfor a competition Registration the Herdina Academy January 8th isWe thehope deadline our members, exhibitors, and for volunteers for helping put on a great Homes Celebration May 12 at the 701-222-2400 bmhba.com before the summer season begins Cornerstone Award. HBC granted $12,500 members, andfor especially our Executives event. Top show. show is April 15 going asbuilding we all vendors. vie theHome coveted Spike credits! The BMHBA has beenwere busy provided following Thethe concessions by the localThe speech team, Inn. This fun event celebrates the between Builders memberspreferred Construction Trades is full. twoin scholarships to local highwill school Jackie and Janna. As co-chairs, Jackie Tracy DeForest is the latest addition to the be on May 19th. This is the our annual – 17, 2016 • In June, we’re anticipating a Realtors and Lenders event in on the Parade and the successful Parade of ordinance updates in Bismarck dplains, NFIP and all profits went to them. Thisand year we donated booths toand local students college students in or week construction trades academy is in its Weig and Lori Schneider did a great job BMHBA staff. DeForest April 18 as contact Jackie@willistonbuilders.com New this year in is the a social formaton Mandan, Burleigh and started Morton Counties. update the codes, where conjunction with thebuilding Minot Board of Realtors. We’llCity have morefor non-profit organizations including the Cub Scouts, Homes. Amen Food ption of the planning on enrolling construction organizing the services representative. 19th year, and offers questions. the event! with games, appetizers and drinks. Allmembership are reviewing and updating dated a hands-on details next month! Officials and Builders continue to build aMeeting Heritage Foundation, and the Domesticprograms. Violence Our GeneralGeneral Membership Pantry, Close toDSU 40 members attended the Spring codes. Eyes are currently permit cost stages Our last December Membership experience toon students between the ages F-M oftheheld Registration Herdina Academy forbeginning • a PAC We’re inworking the ofthe planning a fall Parade in The HBA of for Social with Center. solid relationship. Sponsored byof Homes before summer building season begins changes and development Building Officials Roundtablestandards. event. Top meeting will be held on the 17th the Construction Trades is full. The two15-21. After completion of the academy, the mittee will • Executive Minot. We’re excited to see what’s in store! special guest Jerry Howard the to talk about willand be onMontana-Dakota May 19th. This is the our annual Officer Tiffaney Dolechek will be attending the NAHB concerns were building in floodplains, NFIP City of Williston week construction trades on academy in its A housing analysis conducted by Bismarck issues NAHB is working in D.C.isand update on the building codes, where City students are awarded three credits e support for orientation changes andinthe pending adoption of the Washington DCfor thisan month. Thiscollege will19th be ayear, great and offers aWilliston hands-on and Mandan outlines a need Utilities. Membership Area Builders Association how they tie in locally. The event was a Our Officials andDrive Builderswinners tofor build a 2015 IRC. to7,786 use owner-occupied at applicable schools. Thank you so much tocontinue our Annual were experience to students between the ages of learning opportunity and help herhomes to become familiar with additional success with 75 members in attendance. solid working relationship. Sponsored by the month of April, will be announced at this Janna Lutz & Jackie Wieg, Executive Directors 15-21. After completion of the academy, the The Government Affairs Committee will Banquet Sponsors! Your support by 2030. The HBA is working on a task programs, products andisservices. d for elected NAHB’s the City of Williston and Montana-Dakota The HBA of F-M holding its golf Just under 20 members attended a Lunch GMM. 701-572-5744 | willistonbuilders.com students are awarded three college credits soon determine their candidate support for force exploretoimplementation of the of Homes that will take helped us toOur putMembership on a greatDrive event! Wefor • We are to starting plan our first Parade Utilities. winners with local building toSession use at applicable schools.officials to talk the primary elections. Profiles were outings July 12 & Sept. 13. study’s recommendations. had aour great crowd and a great fun evening the month of April,was will be announced at last this place this fall. We are still working out all the details, but are • Our 6th Annual Home & Garden Show a success Plans continue for upcoming events, about the latest issues in residential collected from citizens whoBuilder filed forboard elected ourThe HBA of F-M is holding its golf GMM. excited Members elected aevent. new celebrating the year end and MM will month!! Special THANK YOU to all our sponsors, all the hard work for this new We are also planning summer construction. office. of Homes, our GolfAward outings July 12 & Sept. 13. including the Parade Forx member atBuilders the Fall GMM Association on Nov. 24 to fill recognizing all our amazing Plans and continue formembers, our upcoming rticipants. picnic our committee board and events, especially eventAwards on August 10th, and will golf scrambleon August 18th. The New Year Celebrationof & City volunteers, Night is Trap The Spring Mixer & GMM Outing, and Shoot/Member Past President Vance Vetter’s seat. The winners. We are already looking including the Parade of Homes, ourand Golf Betty McDonald, Executive Officer Forx Builders Association our Executives Jackie and Janna. As co-chairs, Jackie Weig to join us at on Jan. 28 at the Radisson in Fargo. celebrate Parade of Homes 2016 board of directors willparticipants. be sworn in at picnic! Keep checking website for up toyearLori Outing, and Trap Shoot/Member forward toour doing itevent! all again next Home Builders Assoc. Fargo-Moorhead Betty McDonald, Executive OfficerSchneider Mayors from Fargo, Moorhead, West did a great jobpicnic! organizing the NDAB members are welcome to join us at the Annual Banquet onof Jan. 14. 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com Keep checking our website for up to in Bismarck! date http:// Fargo, Dilworth & Oxbow be inevent 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com Bryce Johnson, Executive Vice President May 12 event. • will Our last Generalinformation: Membership Meeting before thehttp:// summer building date event information: the The BMHBA welcomes all members to attendance and participate on a mayoral www.willistonbuilders.com/EventsList 701-232-5846 | hbafm.com season begins will be on May 19th. This is the our annual update The Forx Builders sponsored a very www.willistonbuilders.com/EventsList The Forx Builders sponsored a very attend a Lead Renovator and Lead soc. Dickinson Area Builders Assoc. panel. We will also have special guest Al the would building City Officials continue Renovator Initial and Refresher course Lunch and Learnon by codes, where WABA would likeTracy to and thankBuilders Bill his Tracy for his successful Lunch and 99 Learn presented by Dolechek, Executive Officer Jaeger, Secretary of State. Ifpresented you WABA would like to thank Bill for • Tiffaney The Spring Parade of Homes featured homes bysuccessful 51 Builders on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, respectively. the Construction Law Practice Group of to build a solid working relationship. Sponsored by the past support of the association as a City of like to attend, please visit the events 701-483-0044 dickinsonareabuilders.com the Construction Law Practice Group of over two weekends: April 28 – May 1 & May 5-8. This was the past support of the association as a Zimney Foster PC AttorneysWilliston at Law. and Montana-Dakota Visit bmhba.com/events to register. lders.com Director. Utilities. Bill has just down from Ourstepped Membership Drive calendar at www.hbafm.com. largest Parade inApril its 56 years. Newand this year Zimney Foster at included Law. AttorneysaErin Zasada, Warren Roehlfor and third Our Home Show was 9thPC and Attorneys 10th Director. Bill hasofjust stepped down from hisApril, Board position this past year. We are winners the month will be announced at this GMM. Area Assoc. Cassandra Marka’ topic was The “Nuts & parade-dedicated website (www.paradefm.com), mobile app, we had over 2,300Builders people through the door! Forx Builders Association looking to fill his seat within the next 90 of Attorneys Erin Zasada, Warren Roehl and and 10th andDickinson his Board position this past year. We are • Plans continue for our upcoming events, including the Parade Platinum Bolts” of Construction Lien Irene Schafer, Officer Thank you Executive to all publication. of our committee days. Sponsors—Kuntz Builders, and re-vamped Visit members, www.paradefm.com to view McDonald, ExecutiveLien/Mechanics Officer Marka’ topic was Betty The “Nuts &the ugh the door!701-483-0044 Homes, ourtoGolf Outing, andwithin Trap Construction, Shoot/Member picnic! Keep looking fill his the next 90 Inc. Law. exhibitors,Cassandra and volunteers for helping put on Inc.seat and Winn dickinsonareabuilders.com homes. 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com Bolts” Construction Lien checking our website forTHE up to date Wednesday, event information: http:// a great show. Theof concessions were Lien/Mechanics tee members, SAVE DATE! June 15th in days. The East Grand Forks Economic • Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead hosted its our hostSponsor—ProBuild city of Fargo, NDAB members and provided by the localwas speech allFoundation www.willistonbuilders.com/EventsList Our regular GMM held team, at the and Eagles Silver Law. Development Authority along with the helping put on annual There was good attendance at Slate Fish Fry in February. Over 1,000 tickets were sold for the invited guests for the 19th profits went to them. This year we donated Club on November 11 with a moment of • WABA thankspecial Bill Tracy for will his gather past support of the Valley Golf CourseNovember will sponsor thewould May Interior Builders afterlike to s were SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 15th inSummer Annual “Birdie with the Builders” event, people attended andForks over $5,000 was raised forDesign’s Home booths tohonoring local non-profit organizations 590 The East Grand Economic silence our veterans. Builders after Hours at Valley Golf Course. association as a Director. Bill has just stepped down from his NDAB-PAC Reception Sponsor—Bosch Hours. Thank you Alissa. Event.NDAB We planmembers to enjoy a beautiful Legislative including Care. the Cub Scouts, Food ourShoot host city of this Fargo, and seat eam, and all Builders Thank you Amen toAuthority the sponsors and volunteers who Sporting Clay Development along with the Our Home Show committee is busy Our annual will be May Board position past year. WeFargo are looking to fill his Lumber Co. Social at the Air Museum with ND within The December Builders after Hours will be Pantry, DSU Heritage Foundation, and the thisValley event possible! invited special guests will gather the from 19thacross the we donated made planning our Home Show in April, will sponsor 24th at the Hunting Club. Fargo Legislators and City for Officials the next 90 days. Golf Course the May hosted by Dakota the Membership Committee and Domestic Violence Center. HBA ofand F-Madding is holding its Parade of Homes Celebration May Glass & Paint will sponsor the event. The with updating new features. Annual “Birdie the Builders” Summer State. You won’t want to missWest, it! nizations • The Banner Sponsor—Roers LLC the Board of Directors at Keith’s Security after Hours at Valley the Golf Course. ExecutiveBuilders Officer Tiffaney will be Italian Moon will cater the burgers and brats at the Holiday Inn. now ThisDolechek event celebrates Builders 12 Our main focus right isfun onin World. JimonBisson owner of THE Keith’s Lock & to enjoy June Event. We plan a beautiful Legislative SAVE DATE! Wednesday, 15th in our host city of Fargo, en Food attending the NAHB orientation after the shoot. Also, Thank you to the NDAB 2016 Partners! and the successful Parade ofa Homes. New this year is Parade Our Sporting Clay Shoot will be May Key will be retiring the end ofmembers December the State Meeting in Dickinson. We Washington DCannual thishere month. This will be NDAB and invited special guests willND gather and for the 19th Social at the Fargo Air Museum with ion, and the the We truly appreciate your support we are Northland Custom Woodworking will host and we will be helping him celebrate this are looking forward to making thisHunting a toand drinks. agreat social format with games, appetizers Also, Thank you to the NDAB 2015 learning opportunity and help her 24th at the Dakota Club. Fargo Annual “Birdie with the Builders” Summer Event. We plan to enjoy excited to serve you throughout the entire Legislators and City Officials from across the the June Builders after Hours. They are milestone. special familiar nightfor forwith Arnold Karsky as he isfor the Construction become NAHB’s programs, • Registration the Academy Partners! WeFargo truly appreciate year! a beautiful Legislative Social the Museumyour with ND & Herdina Paint will sponsor the The anxious to show their new showroom our want State. You won’t toatmiss it! Airenjoyed installedGlass as our State President. products event. Our Home and Garden Showto will support and we have serving is and full.services. The two-week construction trades academy is inDesign its echek will be Trades Legislators and City Officials from across the State. You won’t want members. Italian Moon will cater the burgers and brats Following that,offers also busy our to students be held April 1, 2 & 3 at the Alerus Center. 19th We are starting towe plan firstplanning Parade of you throughout the entire year! year, and a our hands-on experience between to miss it! n in Gold Partners annual Christmas Party. Newly elected after the shoot. Also, Thank you to the NDAB 2016 Partners! Homes will take place this fall. We Minot Association ofof Builders the agesthat of 15-21. After completion of are the academy, the students Minot Association Builders Bismarck-Mandan his will be a Vice President, busy with Executive still working out allVal theVoelkering details, butisare Also,truly Thank you to the NDAB Partners! truly Officer We appreciate your2016 support andWe we areappreciate are awarded three college credits to use at applicable schools. Northland Custom Woodworking will host HBA, HBA of FargoExecutive Officer her committee putting final touches to a excited for this new event. We are also help her to • The your support and we are excited to serve you throughout the 701-852-0496 minotab.com excited to serve you throughout the entire Moorhead HBA of F-M is holding its golf outings July 12 & Sept. 13. very special evening at theevent Elks after Club. 701-852-0496 minotab.com planning our summer picnic on the June Builders Hours. They are entire year! programs, Montana Dakota year! Double JtoConstruction is hosting our 10th, andtogolf scramble on August August We would like take this opportunity to anxious to show their new showroom our Utilities Co, State Silver Partners Forx18th. Builders Association Builders After Hours event for May. We are We are having a “Holiday Open House” for extend an invitation to Kim and Heather Auto Insurance members. Dickinson Area Builders Assoc. looking forward to welcoming them into our our members here at the office December ExecutivetoOfficer and other associations attend our t Parade of Betty McDonald, association! 15th from noon-7pm with food and Northern Plumbing Supply Christmas |party. Gold Partner Montana Dakota Utilities 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com Silver Partners Gold Partners Johnson, Executive Vice President of Builders beverage. fall. We areBryce Minot Association May is our membership drive month! We Dickinson Area Builders The Merry and Happy New Year to Bronze Assoc. Partners 6 Christmas hbafm.com 701-232-584 • Forx Builders sponsored a very successful Lunch and Learn Bismarck-Mandan hope to get a competition going between NorthernPartners Plumbing Supply but are Silver - State Bismarck-Mandan everyone! Executive Officer Williston Area Builders Association Bell Bank & Trust presented by the Construction Law Practice Group of Zimney members as we all vie for the coveted HBA, HBA of FargoSpring Parade of Homes featured 99 Home Builders Association, are also The701-852-0496 Dabbert CustomDickinson Homes Janna Lutz,credits! Executive Officer minotab.com Spike Bronze Partners Foster Law.two Attorneys Erin Zasada, Warren homes PC by Attorneys 51 Buildersatover Moorhead Area Builders Association, Home Builders Dakota Construction ent on 701-572-5744 willistonbuilders.com Bell State Bank & Trust In June, we’re anticipating a Realtors and weekends: April 28 – May 1 & May 5-8. 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New this year a paradeBuilders After Hours event forAuthority May. are We’ll have more details • The East Grand Forksincluded Economic Development along Dawson Insurance members: ForxInsurance Builders Association next month!Lance Bevier of Tractor and dedicated website (www.paradefm.com), Auto with Thank you to everyone who attended our Eid-Co Homes looking forward tosponsor welcoming into our theapp, Valley Course publication. will the Maythem Builders after Bronze Partners - Bell StateInc. Bank & Equipment Co., Joan Mainwaring of Miller Insulation, mobile and&Golf re-vamped Awards Gala Annual Meeting. The HBA We’re in theState beginning stages of planning Forx Builders Association American Bank and Trust Co., and a Trust, Forx Builders Association, Minot Hours at Valley Golf Course. association! Visit www.paradefm.com to view the Minot Assoc. of Builders of F-M celebrated award winners and fall Parade of HomesofSilver in Minot. We’re Miller Insulation, Inc. 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They are anxious to show their new showroom our Partners Red River Drywall o Heritage BEAM; Dan Beecher, $5,000 wasHomes, raised for Home Builders Care. Murphy and Dave Nordenstrom became Williston Area Builders Assoc. Our 6th Annual Home & Garden Show was members. Williston Area Builders Assoc. Thank you theLLC, sponsors volunteers Foam Doctor’s Extraand Mile; John Life Spikes IntoJune, we’re anticipating a Realtors andin 2015! Bell State Bank & Trust May 5-8. Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Dabbert Custom Homes withSpecial thanks to Dot Frank and the Lenders event in conjunctionNorth the Minot de in its 56 www.ndbuild.com Dakota Association of Builders May 2016 Dakota Construction Board of Realtors. We’ll have more details a paradeDawsonof Insurance www.ndbuild.com North Dakota Association Builders December 2015 next month! defm.com), Eid-Co Homes May 2016 | Building Buzz 15 blication. 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