November 2021 Building Buzz

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BISMARCK-MANDAN HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION NOVEMBER 2021 || WWW.BMHBA.COM


BUILDING Building Buzz is a publication of the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association.

Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association 2600 Gateway Ave, Ste 1 Bismarck, ND 58503 Phone: 701.222.2400

www.facebook.com/bmhba PROFESSIONALS BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH PROMOTION OF

SINCE 1958.

GREG MEIDINGER, PRESIDENT Aspire Homes 3313 Bayshore Bend SE Mandan, ND 58554 (701) 426-8583 greg@daretoaspirend.com

VICKI MORAN Hallmark Homes 3200 Rock Island Place, Suite 4 Bismarck, ND 58504-7717 (701) 471-7634 hallmarkhomes@outlook.com

JAMIE SCHMIDT, VICE PRESIDENT Triton Homes 1601 N 12th St Suite 605 Bismarck, ND 58501 (701) 223-3030 jamie.schmidt@investcore.com

BILL SCHMID Townsquare Media 1830 N 11th St Bismarck, ND 58501 (701) 250-6602 bill.schmid@townsquaremedia.com

JOE HILLERSON, 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Boulder Homes PO Box 1421 Bismarck, ND 58502 (701) 400-5554 boulderhomesnd@gmail.com AMY LARSEN, TREASURER Apex Builders PO Box 652 Mandan, ND 58554 (701) 527-7899 amy@apexbuildersnd.com JEFF SATTLER, PAST PRESIDENT Sattler Homes PO Box 7218 Bismarck, ND 58507 (701) 255-7628 jeff@bismarckbuilder.com MCKENZIE LAWLER Dakota OutdoorScapes 8351 Hwy 1804 N Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 595-0890 mckenzie@ndscapes.com

CHIE F EXE CUTIVE O FFICER Dawn Watson dawn@bmhba.com Office: 701-222-2400 Cell: 701-390-5049

BRIAN EISEMAN Stoneshire Builders 3208 Daytona Dr Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 471-6935 brian@stoneshirebuilders.com

JOE VETTER Joe Vetter Construction 2523 Powder Ridge Circle Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 258-9394 joevetterjvc@gmail.com LORI WILLSON Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air 2510 Vermont Ave Bismarck, ND 58504 (701) 226-8810 lori@northernplains.net RON STOTZ CAVES 1365 Tacoma Ave, Suite 1 Bismarck, ND 58504 (701) 751-1162 rons@cavesnd.com

MEMBE RSHIP D IRECT OR Brittney Roehrich brittney@bmhba.com Office: 701-222-2400 Cell: 701-240-3540

LAYOUT DESIGNER Elysha Head

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The BMHBA consists of building specialists from every section of the construction field and associated industries. Your membership strengthens our voice in Bismarck -Mandan construction sector as well as at a state and national level. If you haven’t already submitted payment, please renew your membership by November 30th, 2021. Paul Barnum

Cameron Fleck

Robert Pulver

Gina Hruby

Jere Rogers

David Flohr

Amy Hullet

Logan Hauff

Kayla Haugen

Jessie Johnson

Kelly Fry

Jeff Sattler

Randy Monzelowsky

Wayne Friesz

Cam Knutson

Mitch Dahlstrom

Bryan Kutzer

Amanda Ketterling

Jerod Klabunde

Mike Swanberg

Please welcome our new members to the association!

Affiliate Membership (701) 934-4019 frankie.sue@investcore.com http://FrankieSuerealty.trademarknd.com

Associate Membership (701) 319-5024 eellertson@envisionpoolsnd.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 426-0041 shawna@verityhomes.com www.facebook.com/Shawnarhastings

Affiliate Membership (701) 222-9126 tmackner@dakotacommunitybank.com

www.facebook.com/DakotaCommunityTaeMackner

Affiliate Membership (859) 250-5501 aaront@verityhomes.com www.verityhomes.com

Affiliate Membership (701) 595-0890 joy@ndscapes.com www.ndscapes.com

Join the BMHBA in congratulating these longstanding members. Their dedication to the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association is appreciated and truly valued.

Elite Homes

Thank you to our members who have helped grow our BMHBA membership over the years by recruiting new companies to join our association. If you know of a company that is interested in joining, contact Brittney Roehrich at brittney@bmhba.com or 701-222-2400. Top Recruiters as of 10/14/2021

Statesman Spikes 500-999 Credits Kelly Moldenhauer (737.50) Super Spikes 250-499 Credits Todd Brady (376.50) Robb Sattler (290.50) Mike Todd (287.50) Eddy Mitzel (287.00) Lee Mitzel (276.00) Pat Marback (256.00)

Royal Spikes 150-249 Credits Lori Willson (211.00) Rory Schlosser (191.50) Mike Hopfauf (190.00) Berna Vetter (189.50) Colby Well (163.00) Jack Knutson (158.00) Red Spikes 100-149 Credits Blair Ihmels (145.50) Steve Redding (123.50) Dan Sparling (120.00) Jerry Sposkwaski (105.00) Chad Moldenhauer (104.00) Dana Schlomer (102.50) Green Spikes 50-99 Credits Vance Vetter (95.50) David Patience (93.00) Paula Haider (91.50) Mark Larson (91.50) Eric Brenden (85.50) Darren Buffington (83.00) Kenneth Knodel (66.50) Art Goldammer (63.50) Scott Moran (56.00) Scott Duchscherer (53.00) Nadine Schaff (53.00) Life Spikes 25-49 Credits Marc Conrad (46.50) Gerry Rudnick (45.50) Gerald Hopfauf (45.00)

Drew Knutson (41.00) Matt Shauer (40.50) Greg Zenker (36.00) Jeff Sattler (30.00) Greg Meidinger (28.50) Kevin Fischer (25.50) Lyle Forderer (25.50)

Blue Spikes 6-24 Credits Jason Frank (21.50) Shane Gaffaney (16.50) Earl Torgerson (16.50) Melinda Llyod (15.00) Todd Schmidt (14.00) Bob Kupper (10.50) Wayne Solberg (10.00) Pete Brendel (8.00) Bill Schmid (7.00) Darryl Hatzenbuhler (6.50) Mike Wolf (6.50) Joe Hillerson (6.00) Spike Candidates .50-5 Credits Rory Anderson (5.50) Shannon Reichenberg (5.50) Kurt Steiner (4.50) Jason Kerner (4.00) Parker Pladson (4.00) Roger Grendahl (3.50) Jarred Roloff (3.50) Sam Gietzen (2.50) Heidi Rue (2.50) Shirley Thomas (2.50) Mark Abramson (2.00) Brian Eiseman (2.00) Jamie Schmidt (2.00) Natalie Eckes (1.00) Tiffany Eckroth (1.00) Raymond Fiske (1.00) Reid Kubesh (1.00) Terry Leabo (1.00) Kelli Thompson (1.00) Wade Vogel (1.00) Travis Welle (1.00) Bryan Brendel (0.50) Vicki Moran (0.50) Melanie Staiger (0.50)


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QUALITY • SERVICE SELECTION • VALUE We reserve the right to correct errors, limit quantities and terminate any offer at any time. Prices subject to change. Visit acmetools.com for most up to date pricing. Valid through 11/1/21 - 12/31/21 unless otherwise noted. @Acme Tools 2021

Valid 11/1/21 through 12/31/21 unless otherwise noted. While supplies last. No further discount allowed.

M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC 5.0AH EXTENDED CAPACITY BATTERY, 2 PACK

*YOUR CHOICE OF (1) FREE Bare Tool with select M18™ purchase. Up to a $199 value. Valid 11/1/21 through 1/31/22 or while supplies last. OR 2737-20F A $199 value.

Limited quantities at this price.

OR 2719-20F A $159 value.

MODEL 48-11-1852

2724-20F A $169 value.

Valid 11/1/21 through 1/1/22 or whiles supplies last. MODEL 2498-25 SALE

$

199.00

349.00 SAVE $150.00 WAS

$

MODEL 2997-22..................................

2366-20F A $149 value.

M12™ 5 TOOL COMBO KIT

............

$

199.00* WAS $229.00 SAVE $30.00

M18 FUEL™ BRUSHLESS HAMMER DRILL/DRIVER AND IMPACT DRIVER KIT

OR 2723-20F A $199 value.

SALE

$

3 PC. PACKOUT™ KIT

Limited quantities at this price. MODEL PACKOUT SALE

$

229.00

WAS $308.28 SAVE

79.

$

399.00*

M12™ JIGSAW AND MULTI TOOL KIT

Limited quantities at this price. MODEL 2445-22MT SALE

WAS

20V MAX* BARE TOOLS

$

149.00

249.00 SAVE $100.00

28

$

FREE

Receive a FREE 5.0Ah Starter Kit (DCB205-2CK) with purchase of (2) select 20V MAX* Bare Tools. A $299 value. 46 qualifying tools. See store or website for complete list of qualifying tools. Valid 10/1/21 through 12/31/21 or while supplies last.

8-1/4 IN. COMPACT JOBSITE TABLE SAW

Valid 10/25/21 through 1/31/22 or while supplies last. MODEL DWE7485 SALE

WAS

$

299.00

399.

$

00

SAVE $100.00

12 IN. DOUBLE BEVEL SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW Valid 10/25/21 through 1/2/22 or while supplies last. MODEL DWS779 SALE

WAS

$

399.00

549.

$

00

SAVE $150.00

20V MAX* BRUSHLESS 5 TOOL COMBO KIT Valid through 1/31/22. MODEL DCKSS521D2 SALE

$

299.00

449.00 SAVE $150.00 WAS

$


18V LXT® BRUSHLESS HAMMERDRILL DRIVER AND IMPACT DRIVER KIT

Includes FREE Battery (BL1860BF) PLUS Your Choice of (1) FREE Bare Tool. 4 Bare Tools to choose from. Valid 11/1/21 through 12/31/21 or while supplies last. MODEL XT288T FREE $ 00 SALE

399.

WAS $499.00

Valid 11/1/21 through 12/31/21 or while supplies last. MODEL AN924

149.00

WAS $229.00

1 IN. SDS-PLUS® BULLDOG™ XTREME ROTARY HAMMER KIT Valid 11/1/21 through 1/31/22 or while supplies last. MODEL 11255VSR

$

179.

SAVE

40.

$

29.00

Valid 11/1/21 through 12/31/21 or while supplies last. MODEL XT447T SALE

$

429.00

SAVE $60.00

79.00

7 AMP TOP HANDLE JIGSAW KIT Valid 11/1/21 through 1/31/22 or while supplies last. MODEL JS470E SALE

$

129.00

WAS $119.00

WAS $169.00

12V MAX 2 TOOL COMBO KIT

1-3/4 IN. WIRE COIL ROOFING NAILER

SAVE $40.00

Includes FREE 3.0Ah Battery (GBA12V30F). A $49 value. Valid 11/1/21 through 11/30/21 or while supplies last. MODEL GXL12V-220B22

$

149.00

199.

$

Limited quantities at this price. SALE

SALE

$

249.00

289.00 SAVE $40.00

13 PC. GEARPACK TOOL SET MODEL 81002G

Valid 11/1/21 through 11/30/21 or while supplies last. MODEL NV45AB2M

WAS

00

SAVE $50.00

Limit (2) per person. Valid 11/1/21 through 11/30/21 or while supplies last. MODEL G12SR4M

$

SALE

18V LXT® BRUSHLESS 4 TOOL COMBO KIT

WAS $489.00

Valid 11/1/21 through 11/30/21 or while supplies last. MODEL PR20EVS

WAS

00

4-1/2 IN. DISC GRINDER KIT

SALE

249.

00

COLT™ ELECTRONIC PALM ROUTER

SALE

00

WAS $219.00 $

$

SAVE $40.00

SAVE $80.00

SALE

SALE

SAVE $100.00

21º FULL ROUND HEAD 3‑1/2 IN. FRAMING NAILER $

Includes Your Choice of (1) FREE Bare Tool. 4 Bare Tools to choose from. Valid 11/1/21 through 1/31/22 or while supplies last. MODEL XSH06PT WAS $349.00

SAVE $100.00

SALE

18V X2 (36V) LXT® BRUSHLESS 7-1/4 IN. CIRCULAR SAW KIT

$

99.

00

WAS $141.96 SAVE $42.96

WAS $49.00

$

99 PC. GENERAL PURPOSE TOOL SET Limited quantities at this price. MODEL CTK99

NOW

WAS $89.99

$

49.99

SAVE $40.00

SAVE $20.00

TRADESMAN BACKPACK Includes FREE Knife (CPK325CF). A $17.99 value. While supplies last. MODEL CTB1000 SALE

$

99.99

While supplies last. Limit (2) per person. MODEL CTK180 SALE

109. SAVE $10.00 WAS

$

180 PC. SAE/METRIC PROFESSIONAL TOOL SET

99

$

109.99

159. SAVE 50.00 WAS

$

$

FREE

99

3 PC. K9 JAWS Z2 TONGUE AND GROOVE PLIERS SET

While supplies last. Limit (2) per person. MODEL RTZ2SET3 SALE

$

34.99

47. SAVE 13.00 WAS

$

$

99


’ By the time this issue of the Building Buzz hits your desk, we will have nominated two new Builder Board Members (see page 5 for the results). In last month’s message I mentioned there being two builder candidates to fill two open builder seats. We were fortunate to have a third accepted nomination. This is great to see, and the Board and Association would like to thank those who expressed interest and accepted the nominations. Like many organizations, ours thrives and runs on people volunteering their time. It is great to have members stepping up for our association! Dawn and Brittney continue to be busy in the office with event planning, renewing members, signing up new members, attending training, and anything else that is thrown their way. The next BMHBA event will be at the start of the new year, our 63rd Annual Banquet where our new board members will be inducted. Be on the lookout in your inbox for the invite and when to register. They are also working on getting the Home Show map and GREG MEIDINGER registration information put together. The 2022 Home Show will be held on 2021 BMHBA PRESIDENT March 18th and 19th. A bit of Home Show good news, The Event Center is going to allow water to be used in exhibits this year. Last year they did not allow water even after efforts by the Association were made asking them to change their policy. This is a big event for our Association, and I would encourage your company to sign up early. Booths usually go quickly. Before closing out I have to make a few comments about the fall many of our members have experienced. As many of you are very aware and familiar, every fall there is a push to get those final holes dug, foundations and flatwork poured, and undergrounds completed. It seems this year the push has been bigger and more stressful than usual. We can be thankful for the weather cooperating and for the fact we should all have plenty of work this winter. Lastly, I am wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your holiday is filled with good company, good food, good football, and some much-deserved relaxation!


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‘19 ‘20 ‘21

JANUARY

0

9

1

0

10

5

0

0

0

0

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3

4

5

2

0

10 17

0

0

0

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21

22

14

2

9

32 28

2

2

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APRIL

52

29

40

27

26 23 43

4

3

MAY

31

46

29

16

28 23 12

5

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31

43

48

24

18 40 53

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40

16

60

22

17 34 41

AUGUST

20

48

16

27

19 29 39

SEPTEMBER

28

44

26

22

23 43 57

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54

14

22

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36 43

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16

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14 12

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TOTAL

297 286 270 169 201 312 295

YTD TOTAL

297 286 270 169 201 312

BISMARCK SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING Big River Builders Copper Ridge Design Copper Ridge Design Copper Ridge Design Copper Ridge Design Copper Ridge Design Copper Ridge Design Copper Ridge Design Copper Ridge Design Copper Ridge Design Copper Ridge Design Diversity Homes Diversity Homes Huntington Homes Huntington Homes Investcore J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes

2816 Whisper Dr 3304 Texas Loop 3308 Texas Loop 3312 Texas Loop 3316 Texas Loop 3320 Texas Loop 3402 Texas Loop 3512 Texas Loop 3516 Texas Loop 3520 Texas Loop 3606 Texas Loop 3934 Cogburn Rd 832 Southbay Cir 235 Colt Loop 239 Colt Loop 5508 Titanium Dr 2916 Peach Tree Dr 2918 Peach Tree Dr 3008 Peach Tree Dr 3010 Peach Tree Dr 4120 Steel Pl 4122 Steel Pl 4128 Platinum St

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Data not collected for the ETA in 2015 and 2016.

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J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes Joe Vetter Const. K & L Homes K & L Homes K & L Homes K & L Homes K & L Homes K & L Homes K & L Homes K & L Homes K & L Homes K & L Homes K & L Homes Knutson Homes Pinnacle Homes Pinnacle Homes Pinnacle Homes

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45 27

36 54

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4

132 123 114 116 71 90 132 123 114 116 71

4130 Platinum St 5610 Titanium Dr 5612 Titanium Dr 5702 Iron Dr 5704 Iron Dr 5705 Iron Dr 5709 Iron Dr 5809 Gold Dr 2307 Ketchum Ave 1010 Cornerstone Ln 1016 Cornerstone Ln 1023 Collective Ln 1605 Community Loop 1726 Community Loop 6009 Colony Pl 6011 Colony Pl 6013 Colony Pl 6015 Colony Pl 915 Cornerstone Ln 921 Cornerstone Ln 1525 Crest Road 3707 Cogburn Rd 3809 Nickel St 3813 Nickel St

90

60

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12 12

10 14

67 40 37 28

20 32 12

83 80 51

61

60 57 73

67 40 37 28

20 32

83 80 51

61

60

Premier Homes Premier Homes Rick Slavik Const. Schauer Const. Sunrise Builders Sunrise Builders Verity Homes Verity Homes Verity Homes Verity Homes

3800 Nickel St 3804 Nickel St 3402 Valley Dr 5321 Cobalt Dr 3002 Peach Tree Dr 3004 Peach Tree Dr 4804 Cornice Loop 4808 Cornice Loop 4809 Cornice Loop 4817 Cornice Loop

Aspire Homes Diversity Homes Hallmark Homes Prestige Homes

7529 Club House Dr 7513 Club House Dr 8504 Norman Pl 6340 Dream Cir

Aspire Homes Aspire Homes Diversity Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes J.E. Homes Leingang Const.

1305 Plains Bend SE 3914 Waterfront Pl SE 511 18th St SE 1112 Chippewa Loop NE 1122 Chippewa Loop NE 3502 24th St SE 3506 24th St SE 2231 Pirates Loop SE

BISMARCK ETA SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

MANDAN SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

57

Paramount Builders Verity Homes Verity Homes Verity Homes

3305 Bay Shore Bnd SE 1201 Shires Dr SE 3806 Lillian Ct SE 3815 Lillian Ct SE

Rusch Homes Rusch Homes

2882 Armstrong St 2913 Armstrong St

Sattler Homes Sattler Homes Sattler Homes Stoneshire Builders Verity Homes

15 Mcginnis Way 30 Mcginnis Way 9 Chance Dr 13848 Saddlehorn Dr 114 Marshall Loop

Boulder Homes Boulder Homes Harvest Homes Self/Owner Self/Owner Verity Homes Weiss House Moving XL Homes Corp Yanish Custom

4546 Trailblazer Loop 4582 Trailblazer Loop 4471 34th St 3500 24th Ave 3956 36 1/2 Ave 3216 James Dr 208 Water Ave 2579 35th St 4468 Wrangler Rd

LINCOLN SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

BURLEIGH COUNTY SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

MORTON COUNTY SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

SEE YOUR AD HERE! Call the BMHBA office (701-222-2400) for more information.


The two grand prize winners from our 2021 Fall Parade of Homes were each awarded their prizes this past month. Congratulations to Tanner Kessel who was awarded a $1,000 Gift Card from Carpet World and Clara Lacher who received a Riccar Radiance Premium Vacuum ($1599 Value) from J&R Vacuum & Sewing Center!

At the 2021 Fall Mixer, two new Builder Board Directors were elected. Their terms will start in 2022.

Congratulations to Andrew Meldahl from Pinnacle Homes and Design and Joshua Jacobchick from JSJ Construction, LLC!


The following awards were presented at our Fall Mixer & Board Elections on October 21. Congratulations to our winners!

Greg Meidinger ASPIRE HOMES

Kelli Thompson FABRICATORS UNLIMITED

BMHBA Board Member Government Affairs Committee Events Committee

Parade of Homes Committee, Chair (2020-2021) Events Committee Home Show Committee

BMHBA President

PWB 2nd Vice President

Knife River is a full service aggregate-based construction company, providing ready-mix concrete aggregate sales and delivery and concrete construction services. We provide services throughout North Dakota for public, private and commercial construction projects.

701-580-4527

Bismarck-Mandan | Washburn | Beulah

Mark Roningen - Business Development

Vicki Moran HALLMARK HOMES

PWB President/Chair

BMHBA Board Member Parade of Homes Committee




2021 BMHBA FALL MIXER & BOAR D ELECTIONS On Thursday, October 21 the BMHBA gathered at the Lady J’s Catering Club in Bismarck for the Fall Mixer & Board Elections. Our two new board directors were chosen: Andrew Meldahl from Pinnacle Homes and Design and Joshua Jacobchick from JSJ Construction. Builder of the Year, Associate of the Year, and BEAM (Builders Engaging Associate Members) awards were presented. See page six for photos and more information about the winners. Debbie Schmid won the Willow Creek Fire Pit Kit (Hebron Brick & Block Supply raffle). Congrats! To raise money for the BSC Scholarship Fund, Halloween buckets were passed around.


The BMHBA would like to extend our gratitude to our generous sponsors and members! We couldn’t host these events without you.


Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our success in our first year. From our activity books, events, and master bedroom makeover, we thank you! We are thankful to our sponsors and our members for all that you do!


Fall (and eventually winter) is here; and now is the time to look forward to 2022 and consider the various positions available at the local, state, and national levels. An association can only be as effective as the members who serve, so taking an active role and volunteering on committees or boards is vitally important to the strength and longevity of the association. If you have questions about getting more involved, talk with your peers or meet with your Executive Officer. They can help you find a committee or council to get involved with based on your interests and experience.

2021 NDAB PRESIDENT PHIL RISBRUDT

Fall also means that awards season is upon us so Builder and Associate of the Year as well as BEAM (Builder Engaging Associate Members) recipients will be selected soon. Congratulations to all award nominees and winners! Make sure to note on your calendar that the NDAB Annual Banquet and Board Meeting will be held November 11-12. Plan to travel to Dickinson for this years' festivities. NDAB Senior Officers are working with local EO's to hammer out the details so be sure to check back for more information soon!

Registration is open for the 2022 International Builders Show! Make sure to register as soon you can. IBS is being held in Orlando, Florida, February 8-10, 2022. The new state Executive Officer position has been filled! In person interviews were conducted last month and the new EO is Kayla Pulvermacher. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of transition.

Kind regards, Phil Risbrudt || NDAB President


Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Thankful & Grateful

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Storm Doors


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View & try out the options with our full AndersenTM storm door display in our showroom

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The Together 2045 Comprehensive Plan process is well underway, and homebuilders are welcomed to participate in this process over the next year. This plan will guide all land use and development decisions made by the City of Bismarck and create a basis for any future amendments to the zoning and subdivision ordinances, as required by North Dakota Century Code. Bismarck is a vibrant and growing community. According to the projections made for this plan, we expect to see a population of almost 100,000 by 2045 – that’s an average of a thousand new people joining our community every year for the next 25 years. We expect to need an average of 450 to 650 new housing units each year, including both single-family and multifamily construction, to meet this demand. How can the City prepare for and welcome this growth while also maintaining the high-quality of life residents of Bismarck expect? And how can this be done in a fiscally prudent manner? These are two central questions the plan will attempt to address. The Community Development Department – Planning Division has been collecting information and listening to the public over the last few months, to understand the issues that should be addressed through this plan. Two public kickoff meetings were held at the end of September. We are looking for participants in focus groups on certain topics, including representation from the development community. The groups will meet online twice for one hours each meeting. You can sign up for a focus group through https://www.research.net/r/2045FocusGroups If you still want to dig in further, a number of reports are available on the plan website (https://www.bismarcknd.gov/ Together2045), including results of a household survey, the history of planning in Bismarck, lessons learned from a booth at the street fair and the public meetings, and plenty of charts with census data. After this stage of listening, the advisory group will draft the content of Together 2045, with the target of final approval by the end of 2022.

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NAHB called on Congress and the Biden administration to help ease building material supply chain bottlenecks that are harming housing affordability by removing trade barriers and seeking solutions to port congestion and persistent delays in truck and rail transportation. Testifying before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke told lawmakers that disruptions in the building materials supply chain that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic are having a disproportionate impact on smaller home building firms.

month, lumber prices began rising again and have increased more than 40% over the past six weeks. And it’s not just lumber that has posted significant price hikes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index, the average price of goods used as inputs to residential construction has risen 13.2% year to date, more than triple the rate of core inflation over the same period. “From steel mill products and plastic piping to cooper pipe and wood windows and doors, prices are up dramatically year-to-date and are exacerbating the growing housing affordability crisis,” said Fowke. “Small home building firms are particularly threatened by the current situation.”

“Without large economies of scale, small businesses generally cannot negotiate bulk discounts on lumber and To tackle the nation’s other key building materials,” said Fowke. “The effects of this troubled building materials uncertainty trickle all the way to the buyer, many of whom supply chain, Fowke told have balked at projects at the last minute due to lawmakers that Congress unexpected price increases.” and the administration must Historically high lumber and building materials prices address two fundamental continue to serve as headwinds for the U.S. housing sector problems. and impede housing affordability. The price of framing “On the trade front, until a long-term solution can be lumber hit an all-time high of more than $1,500 per reached, Congress and the administration should thousand board feet in mid-May, according to Random temporarily suspend duties on a wide array of imported Lengths. To put this figure in perspective, the previous building materials and goods, from Canadian softwood record high before prices began their historical climb in lumber to Chinese steel and aluminum,” said Fowke. “In April 2020 was just below $600 per thousand board feet. addition, policymakers must continue to aggressively And while lumber prices began a sharp decline in May explore solutions to ease building material supply chain 2021, it took months for a meaningful portion of those disruptions that are causing project delays and putting reductions to reach home builders and their customers. Last upward pressure on home prices.”


NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz recently provided As the unemployment rate fell below 5% for the first time this housing industry overview in the bi-weekly e-newsletter since the recession of 2020, the ongoing labor shortage will Eye on the Economy. grow tighter unless the labor force participation rate recovers, and more individuals look for work. Indeed, the Economic growth for 2021 is expected to post the best number of open, unfilled jobs in the construction sector GDP expansion rate since 1984. However, forecasters have now totals 344,000. been revising down their estimates. As of September, residential construction workers A combination of factors has diminished the bloom of totaled 3.1 million, broken down as 882,000 builders and 2.2 the economic rose: the delta variant wave (although that million residential specialty trade contractors. Over the last wave is now easing), concerns over government spending 12 months, home builders and remodelers added 136,300 and higher taxes, and ongoing supply-side challenges that jobs on a net basis. are contributing to inflation and point to higher interest rates. As a result, consumer confidence fell to a sevenSince the low point following the Great Recession, month low in September. residential construction has gained nearly 1.1 million positions. And more will be needed as the sector continues The Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report for expanding to meet demand. September registered a gain of only 194,000 jobs. Forecasters, including NAHB, were looking for a gain closer To subscribe for free to Eye on the Economy, please visit to 500,000. nahb.org.

The NAHB/Royal Building Products Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the third quarter posted a reading of 87, up five points from the third quarter of 2020. The reading is a sign of positive residential remodeler sentiment for projects of all sizes. The RMI is based on a survey that asks remodelers to rate various aspects of the remodeling market “good,” “fair” or “poor.” Responses from each question are converted to an index that lies on a scale from 0 to 100, where an index number above 50 indicates that a higher share view conditions as good than poor. The RMI is an average of two major component indices: the Current Conditions Index, and the Future Indicators Index. The Current Conditions Index, in turn, is an average of three subcomponents: the current market for large remodeling projects ($50,000 or more), moderately-sized projects ($20,000 to $49,999), and small projects (under $20,000). In the third quarter of 2021, the Current Conditions Index was 90, a four-point increase from the third quarter of 2020. All subcomponents also posted increases compared to the third quarter of last year: large remodeling projects rose six points to 86, moderately-sized remodeling projects increased five points to 91 and small remodeling projects inched up one point to 91. The Future Indicators Index is an average of two

subcomponents: the current rate at which leads and inquiries are coming in and the current backlog of remodeling projects. In the third quarter, the Future Indicator Index was 84, up seven points from third quarter of 2020. Both subcomponents increased as well: the current rate at which leads and inquiries are coming in rose five points to 83 and the backlog of remodeling jobs climbed eight points to 85. There is strong demand and continued optimism in the residential remodeling market, despite the fact that supply constraints are severe and widespread. For example, well over 90% of remodelers in the third quarter RMI survey reported a shortage of carpenters. And 57% of remodelers reported having slightly raised prices for projects over the last six months, with another 28% indicating a significant increase in price, due in part to higher material costs and ongoing strong demand. Half of these remodelers reported some pricing out of demand due to higher prices for remodeling projects. There is not yet enough history to seasonally adjust the current version of the RMI. For that reason, results cannot be meaningfully compared to the previous quarter. To track quarterly trends, the survey asks remodelers to compare market conditions to three months earlier, using a ‘better,’ ‘about the same,’ ‘worse’ scale. In the third quarter, 78 percent of respondents said that the current market was “about the same” as it was three months earlier.


Finding qualified subs and trades continues to be a challenge for the residential construction industry. But NAHB members and HBAs are stepping up to the plate and taking action. By providing supplies, scholarships, and oneon-one connections with students, HBAs around the country are getting out into their communities to spread the word about the rewarding jobs throughout the industry. Community College Outreach Members from the Dallas BA are guest lecturing at the local student chapter at Collin College in Texas. “What we are doing is not very flashy,” says Phil Crone executive officer Dallas BA. “But I think it is very impactful for the students in the program.” Supplies and Scholarship Support The Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Wash.) established a great relationship with a high school skills center called Tri-Tech, says executive officer Jeff Losey. Local 5th and 8th graders can tour the school and learn about the variety of careers in construction. The center has a presence at local school career fairs and mails postcards each year to potential students. The outreach is already

paying off: Losey said the center started its electrical program this year with 50 spots available, and they received 180 applications. The HBA hosts an annual golf tournament and 100% of the net proceeds are given to the construction program to help them purchase building materials for student training. In addition to the materials, the HBA also provides scholarships to help students buy tools and clothes for a new job. Direct Connections to Career Professionals One of the best ways for students to learn how to secure a job in the industry is by interacting directly with a professional. The HBA of Greater Cincinnati provided this type of opportunity during their careers in construction event at HOMEARAMA, a home show for the surrounding area. This year, the HBA awarded four scholarships through their first Construction Careers Initiatives’ Scholarship Program. The program provides financial support to area students pursuing training or degree programs leading to a career in residential construction.

Despite the volatility surrounding the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market has shown remarkable resilience, fueled by demographic tailwinds and a housing shortage due to a decade of underbuilding. Home construction slowed after 2007 as a result of the 2008 Great Recession, but home building staged a slow, modest recovery over the last decade, with a sharp acceleration in 2020 due to the pandemic. In 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, builders applied for 979,360 single-family permits, which is 134% higher than the 2011 level of 418,498. For multifamily construction, 491,781 permits were issued in 2020. This is 139% higher than in 2011. At the state level, Texas takes the top spot as three out of the five largest single-family markets are located in the Lone Star state. For multifamily construction, areas with a high population density had the highest number of permits issued in the last 10 years.


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