November 2016 Building Buzz

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How to Make Building Codes Affordable page 5


New Bis-Man Building Requirements page 6

Presidential Candidates on the Issues page 12

BUILDING Buzz Building Buzz is a publication of the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association 2600 Gateway Ave., Suite 1 Bismarck, ND 58503 Phone: 701.222.2400 Fax: 701.250.9730 Like Us! Follow Us!

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New Members & Anniversaries September 2016 New Members 3D Electric, Inc. | Tami Dittus | Single Family General Contracting Bianco Realty - Amy Asche | Real Estate

Aspen Contracting, Inc. | Michael Jansen, Jr. | | Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work Falkirk Mining Co. | Ranie Price

Goldstone Realty | Christine Rivinius | | Real Estate

Century 21 Morrison Realty - Kathy Wagner | | Real Estate Bianco Realty - Kevin Willis | | Real Estate Bianco Realty - Kim Sundquist | | Real Estate Bianco Realty - Randy Fix | Real Estate

Time to Renew! Members with November Anniversaries. Renew by November 30, 2016. A Plus, LLC | Scott Towne ABC Seamless of Bismarck | Paul Barnum | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work All Seasons Roofing | Robert Pulver Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work

Sattler Home’s, Inc. | Robb Sattler | Single Family Spec/ Tract Building | Remodeling-Residential

Burleigh Co. Building/Planning/Zoning Ray Ziegler Cabinet Refresh, Inc. | Mike Ness | Remodeling-Residential

Waste Management of ND, Inc. | Mitch Dahlstrom

Century 21 Landmark | Charlotte Erickson | Land Development | Real Estate

Dakota Caulking, Inc. | Randy Monzelowsky North Dakota Housing Finance Agency David Flohr | Mortgage Banking | Property Management

Paradise Spas | Jason Nelson | Verity Homes of Bismarck - Rory Anderson | www. | Multifamily Building (Condo/ Coop Units)


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

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

Tollberg Homes | Nathan Jones | Single Family General Contracting Truss Systems, Inc. | Wayne Friesz | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership)

Amazing Life Products | Michael Wood

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

Venture Real Estate | Kyle Leftwich | Real Estate

Western Products | Elaine Narlock | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work Western Steel & Plumbing | Mike Swanberg | Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning

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 October 2016. Shirley has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2001 and Judy has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2007.

Shirley Thomas

Judy Maslowski

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President’s Letter


reetings BMHBA members,

Our BMHBA elections are complete and I would like to welcome new Board Members Rory Anderson of Verity Homes and Marc Menge of BNC National Bank and returning Board Members Chad Moldenhauer of K & L Homes and Bill Schmid of Townsquare Media to our 2017 BMHBA Board. Our new board will be sworn in at our Annual Dinner on Dec. 1 in the Bavendick Stateroom in the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College. At this year’s Annual Dinner we will have the wonderful opportunity to see BMHBA Past President Eric Brenden sworn in as the NDAB president. The BMHBA is excited to partner with NDAB to co-host this mustattend event that promises to be memorable. Be sure to vote on Nov. 8! Obviously, we have a presidential election that will make for a very interesting four years. We also have local and state elections that are important for our city and state. Remember to vote for pro-building candidates. The association is revitalizing the Holiday Home Walk, with all proceeds benefiting the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Youth Orchestra. This have been a great event in the past and with the help of our BMHBA we already have nine homes in the walk. The date of the Holiday Home Walk is Nov. 20.

We have rolled out the new sponsorship opportunities through the Association Support Campaign, please take a look at this new opportunity and thank you for your support.

Finally, the month of November is about Thanksgiving. Be sure to take time out of your busy schedules to spend it with family and friends. Enjoy this precious time and be thankful.

Your President, Greg Zenker


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Greg Zenker Board President

5 MINUTES TO BETTER CODES What can a builder do to keep building codes affordable? It turns out we can do a lot. And it’s not a particularly heavy lift: five minutes this week, maybe five minutes the week after that. There are about 6,000 building, energy and fire code officials in the country who are eligible to vote online on proposals that together will result in the 2018 building codes. Most of these voters are interested in creating a positive environment for home building. They know that building creates jobs, shores up the tax base, and enables families who live in substandard housing to move into homes that are safer, healthier and more energy efficient.

Here’s what you’ll need to do: Find out who can vote. You can get a list of eligible voters in your state by contacting the BMHBA. Pick up the phone. If you see a name on the voting list you recognize, that means they are eligible to participate in online voting. If they have never done so before — and they probably haven’t, since it’s a new process — ask them to go to the ICC registration link and follow the simple instructions so when it’s time to vote, they are set to do so. If you want to make sure that building code changes make sense, save energy and make occupants safer without breaking the bank, and aren’t just a way to sell a specific brand of insulation or whole-house fan, you need to make sure these voters can vote.

And when you realize that most of the votes are decided with margins not in the thousands, but by as few as a dozen people willing to check the box, it’s pretty clear that each vote counts.

NAHB has a voting guide that explains why we need a yes or no vote on each of the proposals we are following. Request it from the BMHBA so you can share the insight with eligible voters.

The online voting period will begin right around Election Day, Nov. 8. Right now, elected officials’ minds might be on other things. So that gives us a little time to prepare — and be ready to take action when voting opens.

We need your help to keep codes affordable. Right now, that help will cost you just five minutes – and can make thousands of dollars of difference to the cost of building homes.

How Many Bathrooms are in the Typical New Home?

The share of new single-family homes with three or four full bathrooms has increased in the last several years, according to the latest Survey of Construction data from the U.S. Census Bureau. As NAHB economist Carmel Ford reports in a recent Eye on Housing blog post, this trend may reflect the move by builders to focus on higher-end, larger homes in the post-recession period. However, recent data indicate that this trend started to reverse: the median square feet of new homes declined in the second quarter of 2016. Growth in the number of smaller homes, such as townhomes, may emerge going forward in response to first-time buyers returning to the market.

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CITY & COUNTY Building Officials Reveal New Requirements Members gathered at the Bismarck Public Works Building on Oct. 20 for the Fall Building Officials Round Table event. Held twice a year, the event features discussion on the past construction season and solicits building officials to share any new inspections or requirements on the horizon. Representatives from Bismarck, Mandan and Burleigh County were in attendance to provide comments that included: City of Mandan. Planner Bob Decker shared that the City is currently updating its residential zoning ordinance. Changes include the addition of districts to accommodate very large and very small homes. The department and committees will work on revisions to multi-family and commercial zones next. Additionally, setbacks were revised to allow greater flexibility and choice. Building Official Doug Lalim was unable to attend, but Decker shared that Lalim is currently working on a revised edition of the Contractors Handbook that will reflect changes due to the adoption of the 2015 state building code. City of Bismarck. Building Official Brady Blaskowski said that the City will require a separate deck permit for new construction effective Jan. 1. Builders should expect a new inspection of the fire separation of townhomes/twinhomes and elevation certificates will be required before and after the lowest floor is set for homes in a floodplain. Blaskowski added that the department will begin using inspection tags in lieu of the green sheets beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

We are excited and honored to have Jason Becker join our team of Real Estate Professionals. Call Jason to answer all of your Real Estate questions. Jason Becker (701) 400-9930 201 West Front Avenue 701.223.6654


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Morton County. Planner Natalie Pierce spoke to the group about the county’s adoption of a future land use plan. A series of public hearings were conducted and the plan will be reviewed by the commission in November. The plan is accessible online at Pierce also stated that her department is working on updates to zoning regulations. Burleigh County. Building Official Ray Ziegler was unable to attend the Round Table due to a staff shortage. He did share his regrets and that he’d be out completing inspections and joked he thought he remembered how to do them.

The Association is grateful for the attendance and participation by our building officials and membership. The Government Affairs Committee is taking items from the Round Table to our commissioners by hosting meetings that will bring elected officials up to speed on the state of construction in Bismarck-Mandan.

The BMHBA reminds members that advocacy and outreach our a primary function of the association and welcome members to share ideas or concerns with staff so that together we can create a flourishing construction environment.


(From left) Bill Wocken, Mel Bullinger, Grant Levi

Retired Bismarck City Engineer Mel Bullinger was inducted to the ND Highway Hall of Honor. Bullinger was nominated and introduced by Bill Wocken, retired Bismarck city administrator.

Bullinger has played a major role in the transportation system in Bismarck since 1993. As the city engineer, he held leadership roles in many of the City’s major transportation projects including Bismarck Expressway, Liberty Memorial Bridge replacement, Century Avenue, State Street, Main Avenue renovation

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and the reconstruction of North Washington Street.

Over the years, Bullinger established himself as an advocate for transportation solutions in and around Bismarck and his influence will benefit the city for generations to come.

The North Dakota Highway Hall of Honor was created to recognize those who have had a major role and made a lasting and valuable contribution to the development of the highway system on the state, county, or local level; and to draw attention to the vital functions of roads in the economic and social wellbeing of the people of North Dakota. Bullinger retired June 1, 2016 after serving the City for over 35 years.

25 People & Companies That Builders Should Follow On Social Media From:

BDX works with builders around the country on their social media strategies and one question we hear frequently is “Who should I follow on social media?”

So our team has put together a list of ideas of different businesses and individuals that we think every builder should consider following and interacting with on their social networks. We’re broken them down into categories on the checklist below. Local Media • • • • •

Newspapers TV & personalities Radio stations & personalities Business Journal City/home/parenting media

Local Influencers

• HBA/BIA in your area • Real estate agents & brokerages– especially those who frequently show and sell your homes

Your Business Partners/Network

Bismarck-Mandan Apartment Association Vacancy Report For landlords reporting in the 3rd Quarter

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Trade contractors Interior designers Architects Suppliers/retailers

Local Businesses & Organizations • • • • • • • • •

Sports teams Universities Major employers Non-profits – especially those you work with Shopping malls Restaurants Museums Coffee shops Businesses you honestly like and use

Local Governments • • • •

Cities Counties Park & Rec Groups School districts

And of course, don’t forget to follow BDX.

Apartments Built prior to Jan. 2010 April: Bismarck @5.4% Mandan @ 2.9% July: Bismarck @6.3% Mandan @ 3.9%

Apartments Built post Jan. 2010 April: Bismarck @7.4% Mandan @ 5.5% July: Bismarck @4.8% Mandan @ 13.4%

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September 29th through October 1st marked the annual Fall Parade of Homes in Bismarck. 25 builders worked tirelessly to complete and showcase a total of 33 homes in Bismarck, Mandan and Lincoln. 2160 consumers visited the homes, ranging in price from just under $100,000 to $653,300.00. Despite having fewer participating homes in comparison to the Spring Parade, attendance was strong and builders were satisfied with consumer turnout.


t’s fall y’all, and what a better way to welcome the season than with friends at the Fall Awards Mixer, GMM and Board Elections at the Ramada in Bismarck. We packed a lot of action into one night, including dinner, awards, entertainment, and the election of our new Board members. Following a tasty dinner and the Parade of Homes Awards presentation, Scott Wild led us on the ultimate Trivia Tour of homes. The competitive nature of our members emanated and the Leingang team emerged victorious. The big winners of the evening were our new board members Rory Anderson with Verity Homes and Marc Menge with BNC National Bank. Chad Moldenhauer, K&L Homes and Bill Schmid, Townsquare Media, were re-elected to the board. Congrats to the winners and all the nominees.

2016 BMHBA President Greg Zenker and 2016 Builder of the Year and BEAM recipient Chad Moldenhauer.


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2016 Associate of the Year recipient Bill Schmid.

BMHBA Association Award winners were named following the Board Elections. Congratulation Chad Moldenhaur with K&L Homes for being named Builder of the Year, as well as BEAM Award recipient. Bill Schmid received the Associate of the Year.

No event in complete without the recognition of our sponsors. Thank you to the following members for your continued support. Platinum - Leingang Home Center. Gold - American Bank Center, Diversity Homes, North Dakota Guarantee & Title Co., Probuild, K&L Homes. Silver- 1st Western Bank & Trust, Garage Logic, Hopfauf Custom Builders, House of Color, Kirkwood Bank & Trust, Sattler Homes, Inc., Source Insulation Solutions, LLC, Superior Insurance. Bronze - Fleck’s Furniture and Appliance, Knutson Homes, Inc, Townsquare Media. Without all of our valuable sponsors, events like this would not be possible.

In addition to builder participation, our sponsoring members had a hand in driving traffic to the parade. Thank you Carpet World and J&R Vacuum & Sewing your donations to our grand prize drawing. Also, thanks to the Bismarck Tribune, Haider Glass Specialties, Interiors by France, Open Road Honda, and Pacific Sound and Video for their prize donations. Consumers weren’t the only winners. Congrats to our builders who took home People’s Choice Awards: • Meadowlands Park • Triton Homes • Prairie Aire Homes • Inc. Huntington Homes • K&L Homes, Inc. (winning two categories) • and Pinnacle Homes. Thank you all who attended and participated!


UPCOMING EVENTS Please mark your calendar with the following member highlights! Register at or call 222-2400.

- EPA Lead Renovator Initial Training & Certification. Nov. 8th, 8am to 4pm, exam immediately following course. This course is required of contractors working on homes that were build prior to 1979 and is rarely offered in Bismarck. SAVE OVER $200 by registering!!

- Holiday Home Walk. BMHBA is teaming up with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Youth Orchestra to resurrect the classic home walk, featuring new homes and remodels in the Bismarck area. Take in the holiday sights and smells while supporting youth music in Bismarck and Mandan. Nov. 20th, Noon 5 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Please, no children under 10 years of age.

- Annual Banquet - We’ve taken this up a notch by teaming up with NDAB to bring you the party of the year. Join us at the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence for the installation of our new BMHBA President, Shannon Reichneberg. Also, we have a special entertainment surprise in store for you! Celebrate the end of a wonderful year by treating your employees to dinner and a comedic routine by Carmen Ciricillo. Tickets are $30. Keep your eyes peeled…

You will be receiving a MEMBER VERIFICATION FORM. Please help us update our records by verifying your contact information and returning the form. Thank You!


2016 BMHBA Scholarship recipients Tanner Sanford, Andrew Schafer and Cole Bossert with President Greg Zenker.

Our 50/50 raffle is a regular at our events, and for a good reason. Not only is it fun to win cash, but proceeds benefit three scholarships that are awarded to students in the BSC trade programs. Three outstanding students were announced at the Fall Awards Mixer, GMM & Board Elections. Cole Bossart and Andrew Schafer representing the Carpentry Program, and Tanner Sanford

representing the HVAC program were each awarded $1000.00 to put towards their continuation in the programs. It seemed appropriate to wrap up October, Careers in Construction Month, by recognizing the future of the building industry. Next time you see Tracy or Terri running around with those funny blue tickets, feel free to throw in a $20!

FCA US LLC and Ram Commercial are pleased to announce the return of Fall Commercial Truck Season. HBA members can take advantage of high-dollar purchase and lease incentives to reduce the cost of vehicles like the Ram 1500, Ram 3500 and Ram ProMaster. When your business calls for more hauling power, you need a vehicle that can handle the job as well as the road. And with a long-lasting Ram Truck, you can be confident that you have the capability to conquer any challenge. Your $500 NAHB Member Benefit Discount is stackable with other great offers during Commercial Truck Season. See your dealer or commercial for more information.

December 1 • 5:30pm BSC National Energy Center of Excellence

Schedule of Events: • 5:30 - 6 p.m. Social (Cash Bar) BSC Silent Auction • 6:15 p.m. Dinner • Program to Follow—Installation of Officers and Directors

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WHAT DO OUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STAND FOR? NAHB reached out to our Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to see where each stands on the issues that are most important to our members and to the industry. Where the candidates did not supply a response, we looked for instances where the candidate has spoken on the matter in speeches or other presentations.



Housing Affordability

• No official campaign position.

• Help responsible working families by matching up to $10,000 in savings towards a down payment on a first home and support counseling programs for the significant financial commitment of homeownership. • Clarify the rules of the road to expand access to home loans, defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and enforce fair housing and lending laws. • Connect housing support in high-poverty neighborhoods to economic opportunity and revitalize communities being dragged down by physical decay. • Read more at


• Issue a temporary moratorium on new regulations to give our American companies the certainty they need to reinvest in our community, start hiring again, and expanding businesses. We will no longer regulate our companies and our jobs out of existence. • Cancel immediately all illegal and overreaching executive orders and our most intrusive regulations, like the Waters of The U.S. rule. • Eliminate burdensome regulations that are not necessary, do not improve public safety, needlessly kill jobs, and increase the size of our already bloated government after a thorough agency review. • Read More:

• No official campaign position.


• Immediately invest $20 billion in school choice by reprioritizing existing federal dollars. Let states allow these funds to follow the student to the public or private school they attend. If the states collectively contribute another $110 billion from their own education budgets toward school choice, that could provide $12,000 in funds to the 11 million K-12 students who today live in poverty. • Work with Congress on reforms to ensure universities are making a good-faith effort to reduce the cost of college and student debt in exchange for federal tax breaks and tax dollars. • Ensure that the opportunity to attend a two- or four-year college, or to pursue a trade or a skill set through vocational and technical education, will be easier to access, pay for and finish. • Read more at

• Launch a national campaign to modernize and elevate the profession of teaching. • Provide every student in America an opportunity to learn computer science. • Provide $2 billion of support to school districts to improve school climates and reform school discipline practices to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. • Ensure equal access to education through vigorous enforcement of civil rights laws. • Read more:


• Promote a system that serves the well-being of the American people, keeps immigration levels within historical norms and selects immigrants based on their likelihood of success and ability to be financially self-sufficient. • Triple the number of ICE agents. Establish new immigration controls to boost wages and to ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first. Begin by constructing an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on Day 1. Mexico will pay for the wall. • Ensure that anyone who illegally crosses the border is detained until they are deported. Ensure that other countries take their people back when we order them deported. • Deport criminal aliens on Day 1, in joint operations with local, state and federal law enforcement, end sanctuary cities, immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties and ensure that a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system is fully implemented at all land, air, and sea ports. • Suspend the issuance of visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur, until proven and effective vetting mechanisms can be put into place. Read more at policies/immigration/

• Introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship. • End the three-year and 10-year bars and defend President Obama’s executive actions—known as DACA and DAPA—against partisan attacks. • End family detention and close private immigration detention centers. • Promote naturalization by expanding fee waivers to alleviate costs, increase access to language programs to encourage English proficiency, and increase outreach and education to help more people navigate the process. • Create a National Office of Immigrant Affairs, support affordable integration services through $15 million in new grant funding for community navigators and similar organizations, and significantly increase federal resources for adult English language education and citizenship education. • Read more:

• Reduce taxes across the board, especially for working and middle-income Americans. Ensure the rich pay their fair share, but no one pays so much that it destroys jobs or undermines our ability to compete. • Eliminate special interest loopholes, make our business tax rate more competitive to keep jobs in America, create new opportunities and revitalize our economy. • Reduce the cost of childcare by allowing families to fully deduct the average cost of childcare from their taxes, including stay-at-home parents. • Read More:

• Restore basic fairness to our tax code by implementing a “fair-share surcharge” on multi-millionaires and billionaires and fight for measures like the Buffett Rule to ensure the wealthiest Americans do not pay a lower tax rate than hardworking middle-class families. • Close corporate and Wall Street tax loopholes and invest in America in a fiscally responsible way. • Simplify and cut taxes for small businesses so they can hire and grow. • Read more:

• No official campaign position, but Trump said he would create 25 million new jobs and grow the economy at an annual rate of at least 3.5%. Describing his plan in a speech before the Economic Club of New York as “the most pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-family plan put forth perhaps in the history of our country,” the plan includes reductions in non-defense spending, lower taxes and penalties for companies that move overseas.

• Invest $20 billion to support millions of youth jobs, direct federal funding for local programs to put our kids to work. Invest $5 billion in reentry programs for formerly incarcerated people. • Invest $25 billion to support entrepreneurship and small-business growth in underserved communities. • Expand job training and apprenticeships, make government a more effective partner with workers, labor, employers and training providers to prepare workers for good jobs and encourage employers to invest in their workers for the long term. • Read more:

• No official campaign position posted. However, in a 2015 interview, Trump said, “Mortgage interest deduction would stay, absolutely.”

• No official campaign position posted. However, on Aug. 10, 2016, Clinton economic advisor Gene Sperling said that Clinton’s tax plan would retain the mortgage interest deduction but cap the marginal rate at which households can take their deductions at 28%. “So for 98% of Americans, the mortgage interest deduction is completely untouched,” he said.

Tax Plan

Workforce Development

Housing Finance, Mortgage Interest Deduction


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• Make America energy independent, create millions of new jobs, and protect clean air and clean water. • Declare American energy dominance a strategic economic and foreign policy goal. Unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil and natural gas reserves, plus hundreds of years in clean coal reserves. Open onshore and offshore leasing on federal lands, eliminate moratorium on coal leasing, and open shale energy deposits. • Encourage the use of natural gas and other American energy resources that will both reduce emissions but also reduce the price of energy and increase our economic output. Reduce and eliminate all barriers to responsible energy production. • Read more:

• Generate enough renewable energy to power every home, with half a billion solar panels installed by 2020. Cut energy waste and reduce American oil consumption by a third through cleaner fuels and more efficient cars, boilers, ships and trucks. • Defend, implement and extend smart pollution and efficiency standards, including the Clean Power Plan and standards for cars, trucks and appliances that clean our air, save families money and fight climate change. • Launch a $60 billion Clean Energy Challenge to cut carbon pollution and expand clean energy, including for low-income families. Invest in clean energy infrastructure, innovation, manufacturing and workforce development to make the economy more competitive and create good-paying jobs and careers. • Ensure safe and responsible energy production: Reform leasing and expand clean energy production on public lands and waters tenfold within a decade, cut the billions of wasteful tax subsidies for oil and gas companies and invest in clean energy, and cut methane emissions and put in place strong standards for reducing leaks from both new and existing sources. • Revitalize coal communities by supporting locally driven priorities and make them an engine of U.S. economic growth in the 21st century. • Read more:

Health Care

• Repeal and replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts. Work with Congress to create a patient-centered health care system that promotes choice, quality and affordability. • Work with states to establish high-risk pools to ensure access to coverage for individuals who have not maintained continuous coverage. Allow people to purchase insurance across state lines, in all 50 states, creating a dynamic market. • Maximize flexibility for states via block grants so that local leaders can design innovative Medicaid programs that will more appropriately serve their low-income citizens. • Read More:

• Defend and expand the Affordable Care Act, which covers 20 million people. Expand access to affordable health care to rural Americans and families regardless of immigration status. Fight for health insurance for the lowest-income Americans in every state by incentivizing states to expand Medicaid. • Bring down out-of-pocket costs like copays and deductibles. Reduce the cost of prescription drugs and protect consumers from unjustified prescription drug price increases. • Defend access to reproductive health care. • Double funding for community health centers and support the healthcare workforce. • Read More:

GSE Reform

• No official campaign position posted, However, on Nov. 4, 2011, Trump tweeted: “Malfeasance at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac helped cause our current financial meltdown.”

• No official campaign position posted.

COURT WANTS CHANGES FOR CFPB The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Oct. 11 decided an important case reining in the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In PHH v. CFPB, the court held that the CFPB’s structure is unconstitutional, because it is led by a single director who is not fully accountable to the President of the United States.

After resolving this constitutional issue, the court ruled on the merits of the case, and, importantly for NAHB members, preserved a longstanding statutory interpretation that impacts marketing service agreements and builder affiliate relationships. Marketing service agreements frequently consist of an agreement between a home builder or a real estate brokerage and a mortgage company where the builder or real estate broker performs marketing services in exchange for a fee from the lender.

GROWING DEMAND WILL SUPPORT EXPANSION IN NEW HOME SALES The Federal Reserve held short-term interest rates constant in September, as expected, but the next rate hike is likely not far away. NAHB predicts rates will rise at the Federal Open Market Committee’s upcoming meeting in December, one year after the first rate increase of this cycle occurred. Despite these expected increases, mortgage rates should remain relatively low throughout the next few years, supporting continued growth in the demand for housing. Unlike the recent slowing of existing home sales, new home sales should continue to expand. August recorded the secondhighest annual rate of new, single-family home sales since the end of the recession. And the low inventory—currently at just a 4.6 months’ supply—points to an uptick in construction ahead, consistent with the growing amount of confidence among builders.


To remedy this situation, the court avoided dismantling the agency as a whole by holding instead that the president must be able to remove the CFPB director at any time.





The court preserved the status quo and held that, so long as services are compensated at relevant market rates, these types of agreements and relationships will not be considered unlawful kickbacks under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).

CFPB has already expressed its disappointment with the court’s opinion and has said it is considering seeking review of the court’s decision. NAHB participated as an amicus in this important case to ensure that the court understood the wide-ranging implications of this case on business arrangements that are important to the residential construction industry.

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By Carmel Ford


hat are the features and colors included in kitchens of newly constructed homes? Data from Houzz, combined with information from the 2016 Builder Practices Survey, provides insight. The 2016 Builder Practices Survey (BPS) is a national survey of homebuilders, conducted by Home Innovation Research Labs, that captures valuable information on the product features included in new residential construction, both single-family and multifamily.

It is a robust survey of 1,381 respondents who built single-family detached units and 199 respondents who built multifamily or single-family attached units (i.e. townhomes). Results are available on national and regional levels. Analyzing the BPS can uncover interesting trends in the construction of new kitchens, such as countertop material type, cabinet type, and appliances.

Although the BPS covers a broad range of topics, it does not touch upon the color themes of kitchens in new construction. Houzz, an online platform dedicated to home remodeling and design, conducted an online survey on this very topic. Its survey asked recent buyers of newly constructed homes about the colors themes in their kitchens. The survey is national in scope and had 203 respondents.

Combining data from the BPS with the Houzz survey can provide powerful information on what today’s new kitchens look like. The following provides a snapshot of the 2015 product features and color themes included in kitchens of newly constructed single-family homes:

Preference Survey report, laminate countertops are the least desired kitchen feature and are likely only installed when affordability is a major concern. Besides these material types, 9% each of new homes have engineered stone and solid-surface countertops.

The Houzz survey provides insight on countertop color. Three color choices stand out: 30% of respondents have multi-colored countertops, 26% have white, and 18% have black. Twenty-six% reported some other color, or were not sure about their countertop color.

In addition to countertop material color, buyers also noted the color of their backsplashes. Twenty-six percent of respondents reported having white backsplashes, 13% reported beige, 12% reported multi-colored, and 6% reported gray. Forty-three percent reported some other color, or were not sure of their backsplash color. Cabinetry

Wood-based cabinets are the most common, but there is variation in the panel type of wood cabinets. Sixty percent of new homes have raised panel wood cabinets, compared to 25% that have flat panel wood cabinets. Only 5% of new homes have laminate cabinets, and the remaining 10% consists of various other types, such as glass cabinets. The most popular color is white (34%), followed by wood – medium tone (20%), gray (9%), wood – dark tone (7%), and multi-colored (6%).

Appliances Cooktops and ranges are almost always provided in new kitchens with 97% of new homes having these features. Features that are also commonly installed include dishwashers (92%), microwave ovens and garbage disposals (both 84%); and refrigerators and freezer (65%).

Items less frequently installed in new homes include clothes dryers and washers (36 and 34%, respectively), wall ovens (18%), hot water recirculation piping (17%), water softeners and central vacuum systems (both 13%); hot water dispensers and standby generators (both 8%); trash compactors (4%), and elevators (2%). Most respondents reported that “stainless steel” is the color theme of their appliances, 6% reported black, and 4% reported white.

The combination of data from the BPS and the Houzz survey provides a sense of what new kitchens look like. New kitchens tend to have granite countertops, raised panel wood cabinets, and come with a standard set of appliances, such as cooktops and ranges, microwaves, dishwashers and garbage disposals. New kitchens also have white, multi-colored, or wood-based color themes, and are complemented by “stainless steel” appliances.

Countertops & Backsplashes

Granite countertops are overwhelmingly the most popular with 64% of new homes having this material type. It is no surprise that only 14% of new homes have laminate countertops. Based on NAHB’s Consumer

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Building Buzz | November 2016


Latest Update on Construction Liability Available The latest issue of the NAHB Construction Liability and Risk Management Update includes a number of posts of interest to home building industry professionals. Read about: • A Pennsylvania Superior Court decision holding that subsequent purchasers may assert claims for fraud and violation of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law against the original home builder

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced new rules—effective immediately—that lower owner-occupancy requirements for existing condominium developments from the current 50% to 35% if they meet certain capital reserve and documentation requirements. “HUD’s experience shows that higher reserves, a low percentage of association dues in arrears, and evidence of long-term financial stability allow for a lower owneroccupancy percentage without undue risk to the MMIF (Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund),” the agency said. For existing projects that are at least one year-old, FHA will lower the owneroccupancy requirement to 35% under the following conditions: • Applications are submitted for processing and reviewed under the HUD Review and Approval Process option. • Financial documents provide for funding of replacement reserves

for capital expenditures and deferred maintenance in an account representing at least 20% of the budget.

• No more than 10% of the total units are in arrears (more than 60 days past due) on their condominium association fee payments. • Three years of acceptable financial documents are provided.

HUD previously announced proposed changes to the condo rules that would establish an owner-occupancy range between 25% and 75%, with the specific minimum percentage to be set through notice.

FHA will maintain its current owneroccupancy requirement of 30% for proposed and under-construction projects, including existing projects less than 12 months old. However, HUD’s proposed condo rule changes would eliminate approvals for proposed and under construction projects.

• A South Carolina Supreme Court decision refusing to compel arbitration in a residential construction contract

• A decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to accept a petition for certiorari to decide whether an implied warranty of “suitability” can exist between a developer and ultimate purchaser of the home

This issue also contains updates on OSHA enforcement activity, a city ordinance banning wood frame construction in mid-rise buildings, information on Duke University’s Smart Home Program, and more. Find it online at Contact the office at 222-2400 if you need your NAHB login information.

House Votes to Delay Overtime Rule; More Comprehensive Relief Needed The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 28 voted to delay the Department of Labor’s (DOL) controversial overtime rule by six months. The Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6904) would push the effective date of the overtime rule from Dec. 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.

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Though a six-month delay would be helpful as employers attempt to comply with the new regulation and absorb its impact, NAHB firmly believes that stronger legislative action is needed to reduce the harmful effects of this rule on the nation’s small business community.

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• A certified question to the Florida Supreme Court regarding whether that state’s statutorily prescribed notice and repair process constitutes a “suit” under a CGL policy

It’s Not Just Business. It’s Personal.

As NAHB works toward permanent relief from this burdensome rule, the association will continue to provide its members with the tools they need to comply with the new overtime requirements.

November 2016 | Building Buzz



Volume XXIII, Issue 11

Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

Promoting Jobs in Housing Industry As we start November, the Elections are here, we need to make sure we get out and vote. When we vote make sure we are looking at the PRO HOUSING candidates and voting for them. With many years of increased regulations and Arnold Karsky NDAB President fees it is time to make sure we are getting the right person in office. It does not matter if they are Republican or Democrat or any other party we need to make sure they are on our side. This month I would like to talk about construction jobs and the increasing need over the past few years. I am going to use and talk about some information I received from NAHB.

November 2016

Awards and Endorsements

Kim Schneider NDAB Executive Officer

For the first time in its 74-year history, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is officially endorsing candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in the upcoming Nov. 8 elections. NAHB endorsed North Dakota Republican Kevin Cramer for re-election to Congress and Republican Senator John Hoeven for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Housing is important to local, state and national economies and accounts for about 15 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. NAHB believes in this critical election year that it is important to elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to Congress in order to ensure that the housing and economic recovery continues to move forward. New home construction is an engine of job creation. On average workers from 22 fields are needed to build a home. Constructing 100 single-family homes creates nearly 300 full-time jobs and $11.1 million in fees and taxes for all levels of government to help fund schools, roads, police and firefighters.

According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistic data and analysis by NAHB, there were 214,000 open construction jobs in July, which marks the second highest monthly count of open, unfilled jobs since May 2007. The housing market continues to rebound and this will only increase the number At NDAB, we are pleased to work closely with our federal officials of job openings nationwide, as well as here in North Dakota. to represent the interests of our Residential construction offers a number of fulfilling career opportunities, from architect and engineers to carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, and landscapers, the list goes on. Nationwide our builders are saying that access to skilled labor remains a top challenge for them. We need educators, parents and students to take a close look at the career opportunities available in the residential constructions industry and understand that a vocational education can offer a satisfying career path and have decent income levels. So, talk to your local association, let them know your needs, and be willing to be vocal in your community about opportunities in your company and for our industry. Arnold -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Save the Date!

The NDAB and Bismarck-Mandan HBA combined Annual Banquet will be held in Bismarck on Thursday, Dec. 1st. Contact Kim at to secure your tables and tickets - it’s a night you won’t want to miss!

builders in North Dakota. This will be an important election for our industry and this endorsement will help educate our members on who stands with them. In fact, to continue to show our gratitude and support it is our honor and pleasure to announce that the inaugural recipients of the NAHB Defender of Housing Awards are being presented to Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Senator John Hoeven, and Congressman Kevin Cramer. Only 130 of the 535 United States legislators will receive this award for 2016. The goal of this award is to recognize members of congress who go above and beyond for the housing industry and to thank our lawmakers for the level of attention paid to home building issues and to our overall industry. Congressional members are nominated for the award by our state and local associations based on a variety of important criteria, including support and leadership on housing issues, as well as accessibility to the NAHB membership. NDAB is grateful for the opportunities we continually have to meet with the ND delegation to educate them on policy and issues that will most help homebuilders both in North Dakota and nationally. They truly are champions for housing! In person early voting starts in late October, absentee ballot voting is available now and in person voting on Election Day is Tuesday, November 8! Take care, Kim Schneider

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 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 


Building Buzz | November 2016

AROUND THE STATE Around the State Minot Association of Builders Around the State Around the State Tiffaney Dolechek, Executive Officer Meeting Oct. 25 with special guest Elysha Head, Executive Officer Planning has started for the 2017 Home Dickinson Area Builders Assoc.

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Shield of ND, Top New Spike; Ken Krajsa The HBA teamed up with the Girl Scouts 2016 Fall Parade of Homes went extremely well. With January 8th is the deadline for ouraround 60th on Anniversary. at the Ramada. We have a great committee working the forward to refreshing the event! Cornerstone Award. HBC granted $12,500   Theto HBA teamed up with thefollowing Girl Scouts Forx Builders Association preferred vendors. 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Officer donated to firstwere time home buyers. 701-746-4536 ideas to makeExecutive nextcontact year’s Parade bigger and better. for planning on enrolling in thewith construction 701-572-5744 profits afirst local charity. questions. donated to time home buyers. 701-746-4536 All areto reviewing and updating dated 701-572-5744 programs. Award-winning builders were recognized  cost October 10th was our General • On November 9th the ofDecember Minot is hosting aMembership permitting codes. Eyes are currently on permit  isCity Ourthe General with WABA in process of interviewing a builders were recognized • Award-winning Our October General Membership meetingwas October 12th October 10th was our General  The HBA of F-M held a PAC Social on Oct. 25 during the Fall Awards Mixer  WABA is in the process of interviewing changes and development standards. Membership Meeting at the Ramada. class for our association. Members will learn the ins and outs a meeting will be held on the 17th new EO position and hopefully will have on Oct. 25 during the Fall Awardswho Mixer Membership Meeting at the Ramada. at Lady J’s where the members attended enjoyed an special guest Jerry Howard to talk about that honoredPeople’s Choice winners EO process positionthereafter. and hopefully will have We were excited to have UND’s head ofinapplying for a permitnew andboard the housing analysis conducted by Bismarck thatA honored People’s Choice winners on by our November issues NAHB is working D.C.head and someone someone We were excited to haveonUND’s from the ParadeItalian of Homes. night buffet. on board by our November Brad Berry as our guest and Mandan outlines a need for an hockey coach from the Parade of Homes. Annual GMM. how they tie inBrad locally. TheThe event was a Banquet isAnnual hockey coach Berry as our guest • Builders for December 6th, 2016. GMM. Thankscheduled you so much to our Annual Members elected new board members additional 7,786 owner-occupied homes speaker. Tickets on awith hockey success 75 members in attendance. • Members We are working on booking space for the 2017 Home Show elected new board members speaker. Tickets onstick a hockey stick  We’re having our Annual Fall Parade ofParade of There are a few changes to this year’s banquet that we’re Banquet Sponsors! Your support by 2030. The HBA is working on a task  We’re having our Annual Fall to the association atassociation the and Oct.2nd. 25atevent toexcited signed the 2016-2017 hockey team toApril the theare Oct. 25 of event to by great signed by the hockeyato team 1st We for another JustHome under 20 2016-2017 members attended Lunch Homes October 22nd and 23rd. excited start unveiling soon! force to explore implementation the helped us toOctober put on 22nd a great Homes andevent! 23rd. We serve in 2017 serve and awarded the Builder were sold. Proceeds went to CVIC’s 2017 awarded the Builder Session local building to talkWe added a new board member Matt were sold.with Proceeds wentofficials to CVIC’s Showinand areand looking at adding some new fun changes. recommendations. has had great crowd and aGarden fun evening and Associateand ofstudy’s the Year Awards. We  foraWe added a new board member Matt • in residential Planning started the 2017 Home and Show. about thealso latestannounced issues Associate of the Year Awards. new safe house. new safe house. We also announced  Members elected a new Builder board the year endyear and Markworth from Bakken Contracting he our Builder and Associate ofAssociate the Year Markworth from Bakken Contracting he construction. We’ve got some bigcelebrating plans up our sleeves this and The Fall Building Officials Roundtable our Builder and of the Year Builders Assoc. of Fargo-Moorhead Home Themember Fall Building Officials Roundtable at the Fall GMM on Nov. 24Awards. to fill recognizing all our amazing Award replaced Bob Radermacher from the replaced Bob Radermacher from the Rob Johnson, J & J was hostedBryce onwas Oct. 20. Topics included Awards. Rob Johnson, J & J  The New Year Celebration & City Night is Johnson, Executive Vice President hosted on Oct. 20. Vetter’s Topics seat. included Past President Vance The winners. We are already looking company. Bakken Contracting is Williston Area Builders Association same company. Bakken Contracting is is Jan. our 2016 of the on 28 at the Radisson in Fargo. 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Fame award. like to attend, please visit the events courtesy a grant from courtesy of a grant WSI. • A Visit Lunch Session was held ourSpring members onSpring the at andFall the NDAB of Executive Officer Kim to updating register. • 2 We’re having ourthe Annual Parade HomesKim October 22nd NDAB Executive Officer  Spas Hot Spas and Pool Tables 2 and  Hot and Pool Tables calendar Schneider attending and we’re excited Diversion andBuilders Flood Insurance Dickinson Area Assoc. changes. Schneider attending and we’re excited and 23rd. kinson Area Builders Assoc. sponsored a very fun October Builders a very fun October Builders Dickinson Area Builders Assoc. sponsored Forx Builders Association to have them attend. Tiffaney Dolechek, Executive Officer to have them attend. after Hours. They had• lotsWe of added information ney Dolechek, Executive Officer Hours. They had lots of information • Irene New this year, the HBA of F-M heldafter a Showroom Tour for a new board member Matt MarkworthBuilders, from Bakken Platinum Sponsors—Kuntz Schafer, Executive Officer Betty McDonald, Executive Officer  We’re securing our December on the installation of outdoor saunas for 483-0044 701-483-0044  We’re securing ourRadermacher December the installation of Fall outdoor saunasContracting for Inc. andBob Winn Construction, Inc. he replaced from the same the month of October. This event ison meant to701-746-4536 extend the 701-483-0044 our members. 8th GMM we normally have legislators our members. 8th GMM we normally haveand legislators  Christmas The DABA is scheduled company. Bakken Contracting is hosting sponsoring our The DABA party is scheduled Parade of Christmas Homes andparty Remodeled Home Tour experience. See it’s a fun night. Our 2nd Annual Chiliwas Cook-Off was a GMM. it’s attend a Sponsor—ProBuild fun night.  for Our GMM at the December 8th atwas the Ramada. We Silver  Eagles Our 2ndAnnual Chili aOctober There wasCook-Off good attendance at Slate20thattend for December 8th at regular the Weheld details at Ramada.  Ed Brady breakfast attended breakfast great success. Several great Club on November 11 with a moment of success. have a great committee working on the  afterEd Brady attended with the with the great Several of the greatof the Interior Design’s November Builders have a great committee working on the • McCody Concrete NDAB-PAC is hosting our Annual GMM on30th Thursday inThank our in August Williston August at Ken silence honoring our veterans. and are for our • details The HBA held itsmembers Awards Galamembers & Annual Oct. 25 withmembership Reception Sponsor—Bosch Hours. you Alissa. submitted Builders cooksMeeting in ourcooks membership submitted inBuilders Williston 30th at Ken details and are excited for ourexcited November 10th. We’re also going tohome havethe state officers and the their favorite chili recipe. Applegren Callahan’s and was the Keynote to attend this event! We are planning on  Our Home Show committee is busy Lumber Co. special guest NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. This was their favorite chili recipe. 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Gold Partner - Montana Dakota Utilities Parade of the Homes 232-5846  During Year. Ralph Applegren, Applegren Construction, was awarded proud to declare that 2016went Fall extremely well. beverage. the HBA of F-M’s Fall Parade of  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to With around 250 people viewing each Homes went extremely well. the Hall of Fall Fame award.Home Homes and Remodeled Tour Parade of Silver Partners - Bismarck-Mandan During the HBA of F-M’s Parade of everyone! Williston Builders Association home onArea the Parade route, the Parade With around 250 people viewing each $4,450 was raised for Home Builders Home Builders Association, Dickinson Homes and • Remodeled Home Tour Hot Spring Spas and Pool Tables 2 sponsored a very fun Janna Lutz, Executive Officer is sure to become an annual event. Care for through our Luxurious Featuredhome on the Parade route, the Parade Area Builders Association, Home Builders $4,450 was raised Home Builders 701-572-5744 October Builders after Hours. Theyishad lotstoofbecome information oncoming We’re already up with ideas to sure an annual event. Johnson, Executive Vice President Homes. Association of Fargo-Moorhead, & Care throughBryce our Luxurious Featured make next year’s bigger and the installation of outdoor saunas for our members. We’re coming up withParade ideas to 6 Northern Plumbing Supply A Lunch Session was held updating our already Homes.  701-232-584  better. WABA welcomes new incoming board make next year’s Parade bigger and members on the Diversion and Flood members: Lance Bevier of Tractor and • Our 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off was a great success. Several of A Lunch Session was held  On November 9th the City of Minot is  Insurance Thank you toupdating everyoneour who attendedbetter. our Bronze Partners - Bell State Bank & Equipment Co., Joan Mainwaring of changes. the greatGala cooks our membership submitted their favorite members on the Diversion and Flood Awards & in Annual Meeting. The HBA hosting a permitting class for our American State Bank andis Trust Co., and Trust, Forx Builders Association, Minot  On November 9th the City of Minot  New this year, the HBA of F-M held a chili recipe. Applegren Construction opened up their shop for of F-M celebrated award winners and Insurance changes. association. Members will learn the ins Bob Radermacher of Bakken Contracting. Association of Builders, ND Guaranty & hosting a permitting class for our forConstruction, the with scholarship recipients overof200 of its our group. Garon Applegren Construction and and outs of applying for a sworn permitinand New this year,Showroom the HBA ofTour F-M held amonth  Mark Schneider, LJA, was as our Title Co., ND Housing Finance Agency, association. Members will learn the ins October. This event is meant extend members. The awards went totoClay the process thereafter. The Craftsmen hosted the event. Showroom Tour for month incoming WABA President ProBuild, RDO Equipment Co., & Williston for a permit andat our Annual Dietrich Homes, Inc., of outs of applying theDietrich, Fallthe Parade ofofHomes and Builderand  The Builders Banquet is scheduled for October. This Remodeled event is meant to extend Meeting Area Builders Association the Year; Paul Krabbenhoft, Coldwell the thereafter. Home Tour Seeprocess • Waterfront Kitchen andexperience. Bath will sponsor Builders after in November. December 6th, 2016. There are aBill few the Fall Parade of Homes and Banker First Realty, Associate of the Year; remodeling Top Spikes were also recognized: details atNovember  The Builders Banquet is scheduled for Hours 9th. They have done some of changes to this year’s banquetbecame that Heritage Homes, BEAM; Dan Beecher, Remodeled Home Tour experience. See Murphy and Dave Nordenstrom  The HBA held itsLLC, Awards Annual 6th, 2016. There are aunveiling few their showroom andExtra are Gala anxious toDecember show it to our members. Foam Doctor’s Mile;&John we’re excited start soon! Life Spikes in to 2015! details at Koerselman, Red River Drywall & changes to this year’s banquet that  Special to Dot Frank and the The HBA held its Awards Gala & Annual we’re excited to startthanks unveiling soon! North Dakota Association of Builders  November 2016 North Dakota Association of Builders  December 2015 North Dakota Association of Builders  November 2016 November 2016 | Building Buzz 15

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