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EVENT SPONSORSHIPS MAKE IT HAPPEN 2016 marks the 44th Annual Key Awards and the call for entries is now open! The Home Builders of Greater Chicago is seeking project entries that demonstrate excellence in residential design and construction. The entries will be judged based on a variety on criteria including innovation, sustainability, floor plan efficiency, and use of materials. With categories spanning custom and production homes, housing design, architecture, interior merchandising, landscaping, landscape architecture, remodeling and community planning, the competition offers opportunities for a variety of entrants to shine. Division and Categories are: • DIVISION 1 INTERIOR DESIGN • DIVISION 2 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN • DIVISION 3 EXCELLENCE IN REMODELING • DIVISION 4 EXCELLENCE IN NEW CONSTRUCTION • DIVISION 5 COMMUNITY DESIGN & PLANNING • DIVISION 6 CRYSTAL KEY (HBAGC members only) • DIVISION 7 EXCELLENCE IN HIGH PERFORMANCE • DIVISION 8 CREATE YOUR OWN Winners will be highlighted in the December issue of the Greater Chicago Building News as well as featured on the website. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016 - don’t miss your chance to have your work recognized! For more information on submission requirements and to begin your entry, go to

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Baby boomers and millennials have been the main drivers in the rental and for-sale housing markets in recent years, which isn’t surprising considering those aged 20-29 have grown by 4.7 million, while those ranging from 55 to 64 years old increased by 10.2 million over the past decade alone. Another reason these groups are leading the industry is because, as noted in a recent report by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, both share a desire for a carefree, convenient, urban lifestyle that has spurred a trend in the development of ‘surban’ locations throughout the Chicago area. Surban locations are defined as suburban downtowns, either new or redeveloped, with elements of urban living combined with suburban affordability. These surban locations share common elements, such as proximity to transportation, as well as walkability to entertainment and recreation. While a number of residential developments targeting both millennials and baby boomers are gaining Victory at Verrado’s The Entertainer plan as modeled in the Desert Prairie elevation offers 2,284 square feet of living space designed for active adults and offers options such as an alternate master bedroom layout, casita or large walk-in shower at master bath. This Energy Star® certified home has an energy-efficient HERS Rating of 69.

traction in Chicago surban areas, more age-targeted developments are popping up in surban locations throughout the U.S. A recent example of this trend is the award-winning work KTGY Architecture + Planning has done with Maracay Homes’ Freedom Collection of homes at Victory at Verrado located in suburban Phoe-

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Victory at Verrado’s innovative floor plans rethink spatial arrangements, and take Universal Design and indoor-outdoor living and entertaining to a whole new level. This plan offers many great options to personalize the home, which is important to Boomers, and provides ample space to entertain, not just another couple, but easily 8 others as Boomers typically do, according to research.

wider hallways and doors, sitting showers, raised ovens and dishwashers, and storage within reach. These subtle, yet impactful, elements blend easily into an open floor plan without giving the appearance of being an age-in-place design. Victory at Verrado earned three gold awards in the National Association of Homebuilder’s Best of 55+ Housing Awards competition, including Best 55+ Universal Design Home or Community, Best 55+ Detached Home 1,701 to 2,400 square-feet for its entertainer floor plan, and Best 55+ Detached Home over 2,400 Square Feet for its traveler floor plan. Demand for surban development is expected to continue over the next decade, as millennials and baby boomers both look for homes in areas that provide the socialization and convenience of vibrant, multi-aged communities. Chris Texter is principal of KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Irvine low-density housing practice, and provides executive leadership for KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Denver and Chicago offices. In his multi-office roles, Chris is responsible for an award-winning portfolio that spans property types, from single-family and multifamily residential to retail and mixed-use developments. During more than 20 years with KTGY Architecture + Planning, Texter has built a wealth of design and technical expertise, particularly with residential projects, where he leads architectural teams to create the most forward-looking developments that speak to

nix. Victory at Verrado is designed for residents at least 55 years old, and is

the way we live today.

located within the vibrant, walkable, main-street-style all-ages community of Verrado. Victory residents have the benefits of living in a home designed to help them live and “thrive” in place, but they also are attracted to the community as it enables them to live near people of all ages, which often includes their children and grandchildren. Verrado is part of the Phoenix metropolitan area, which is the 12th largest in the nation. As such, the greater area boasts a diverse population of more than four million people, allowing it to offer a variety of quality choices for education, transportation, employment and recreation. Delivering age-targeted housing within this vibrant community has proven to be an effective strategy, drawing a variety of boomers in different life stages. Location is only part of the equation when creating in-demand age-targeted developments. Victory at Verrado’s age-targeted design has set a new industry standard for active-adult homes responding to today’s boomer preferences, as it incorporates universal design throughout the home. Victory is one of the first communities in the U.S. to utilize universal design to this extreme, which will likely be replicated in locations throughout the country. KTGY Architecture + Planning created a series of five single-level floor plans for Victory with universal design elements to enhance the joy of living with-

The Traveler Plan as modeled in the Spanish Colonial elevation features 2,534 square feet of open living space designed for active adult living and includes options such as a hearth room, owner’s breakfast retreat, guest suite or snore room, expanded covered patio and unique front courtyard, and more. The home is Energy Star® certified with an energy-efficient HERS Rating of 61. This plan has been the most popular with buyers.

out sacrificing style. Notable conveniences include split master bedrooms, 11

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BuildDirect Home Marketplace:

The new one-stop-shop for home improvement professionals BuildDirect, a technology company transforming the home improvement industry, has launched BDPROs - a comprehensive program geared towards contractors, builders, and installers. The BDPROs service is designed to help building professionals meet deadlines, reduce overhead costs, and wow customers. Jeff Booth, President and CEO of BuildDirect, co-founded the company in 1999. Before this, he was a builder. Throughout his experience with the building industry he found that he was constantly letting his clients down for reasons outside of his control. High

product costs and slow delivery times frequently impacted his ability to deliver a project on time. His intense frustration with the process inspired him to build a company that simplified the home improvement industry and gave the power back to the customer. Over the past 16 years BuildDirect has built a new supply chain for shipping heavy home improvement products direct to construction sites, and developed technology that uses predictive analytics and forecasting tools to determine customer demand in real-time. In addition, the company recently unveiled its Home

BDPROs offers: • Dedicated Sales Concierge Access to a personal Customer Consultant who can assist with product sourcing, special orders, partial returns, and more. • Flexible On-site Product Delivery To help meet project deadlines, flexible delivery dates, and direct delivery to a construction site or office are available. • Cash Back Incentive Professionals receive a cash reward for every sale completed with annual bonuses.

Marketplace – an online platform that allows customers to shop an unbeatable selection of top-quality products at the best prices. Today, building professionals can now shop the BuildDirect Home Marketplace via a secondary channel, BDPROs. BDPROs gives home improvement professionals nextlevel access to BuildDirect’s dedicated product experts and logistics team who can help them meet their customers’ needs. The goal of this new program is to make the relationship between contractors and their clients as seamless and efficient as possible.

• Commercial-grade Products Home Marketplace gives professionals access to a wide selection of durable, commercialgrade products suitable for both residential and commercial projects. • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee Professionals can return orders for a full refund within 30 days of delivery. • Unlimited Free Samples To help their clients select the best option for their home, contractors will receive unlimited free samples of BuildDirect products.

BuildDirect’s recently unveiled Home Marketplace – an online platform that allows customers to shop an unbeatable selection of top-quality products at the best prices. To browse PRO Approved products and to sign up please visit 13

Top Picks from IBS 2016

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas … unless you’re talking about top products and trends from the 2016 International Builders’ Show.

Above: Two new collections were added to Armstrong Floorings Artistic Timbers flooring line. TimberCuts is on trend and edgy — showing authentically applied saw marks for a dramatic effect in hickory, maple or oak styles. The planks measure 2.25, 3.25, or five inches wide by 8.25 to 84 inches long. Meanwhile, TimberBrushed recreates the look of weathered wood and showcases the rich natural grains of white oak. It comes in a wide-plank format measuring 7.5 inches and in lengths ranging from 15.75 to 82.7 inches.

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Right: Larger glass swaths are in demand as residential clients favor uninterrupted views and natural light. So Marvin has added larger options to its Contemporary Casement and Awning Windows line. These massive openings can now be specified up to 44 inches wide by 102 inches high for casements; 96 inches square for awnings; and 120 inches square for picture windows. Additionally, the manufacturer unveiled new, contemporary clad colors that are sure to make an impression, from rich, dark Gunmetal to ontrend Liberty Bronze.

The core of the collection is, naturally, the original Haiku ceiling fan, which has been engineered to retail for half the price of the premium models but still offers Big Ass’s SenseME technology to detect presence and adjust, accordingly. The new introductions are Haiku Light, a SenseME-enabled, ceiling-mount LED fixture that adjusts based on ambient light; a more utilitarian garage version of the light; and Haiku Wall Control, which wirelessly communicates to manage all SenseME-enabled products in the home.

Eldorado Stone: Modern Collection - The series offers six new smooth or texturized profiles in larger, linear formats that veer away from the rustic arrangements that are typically associated with stone cladding. The stone designs are available in a choice of 34 new colors such as cool grays and bright whites. Also part of the collection is TundraBrick, an industrial-style veneer that has been molded from reclaimed bricks and tinted in contemporary hues such as Chalk Dust.

The BEST of KBIS 2016

The annual competition that showcases the best of the kitchen and bath industry! Best in Show Electrolux for Perfect Steam Washer w/ LuxCare Wash and SmartBoost Best of Bath: Gold DXV by American Standard for Vibrato Faucet Best of Bath: Silver Robern for Balletto Vanity Best of Kitchen: Gold Walker Zanger for Kaza Concrete Best of Kitchen: Silver Liebherr for Undercounter Pullout Refrigerator 15


4 Trends in Building Materials Sales and Marketing in 2016 BY MARK MITCHELL, WHIZARD STRATEGIES

There are four important trends that will effect building materials companies in 2016. You need to be aware of these in order to maximize your growth and reduce the risk of falling behind.

areas with the largest volume where they are probably just the same as the competition. The result is the customer has more leverage and can drive prices down.

site is as easy to use as these consumer sites? Remember your customers are finding a lot about you online before they contact you. They also want to be able to use your website after hours and expect it to have what they need.

3. Your Website is Probably Costing You Sales 1. The Big Keep Getting Bigger Every day we see where the largest companies are not only growing organically, but they are also growing through mergers and acquisitions. The biggest builders, dealers, big boxes, distributors and even architectural firms are getting larger. Bigger means they have more leverage, information, and sophistication. Your salespeople are more likely to be dealing with a whip-smart young MBA than an old school person who came up through the ranks. You need to be hiring and training the level of sales people who can hold their own with this different type of customer who doesn’t care how things have always been done. You also need to be investing in equipping your sales people with the best data available. 2. More Niche Opportunities As your customers get more specialized, you need to stay aware of these changes and what they mean to your products. While we used to think of Green as a niche, there are now many more segments, and they are growing every day. Your customers are specializing in markets like design/ build, panelized, modular, entry level, high end, super green, aging in place, multifamily, rental, tiny houses, remodel, repair, new construction and more. You need to evaluate your products in terms of their benefits to each of these areas and focus where you provide the most benefit. When you focus this way, you are providing more value, so cost is less important, enabling you to raise your prices. Too many companies simply focus on the

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Most building materials websites are designed based on what you think the customer needs or how you want to present your product. If this is your approach, you are at risk of losing sales to competitors with more customer friendly websites. Your customers see no difference between the websites they visit for personal needs and business needs. While the design is important, what the customer is really looking for is functionality. Think of the best consumer websites and ask yourself if your

Is your site the best in your category for new and existing customers and influencers? If not, you need to get it fixed this year. Start by having an outside person interview your website audiences in person watch them use your website and others. This simple step will tell you what you need to do to have a much better website. In addition to your website, you probably need to shift more of your marketing dollars online. Find out about and be better than your competitors at marketing automation, SEO, content marketing, lead nurturing, inbound marketing, blogs, and all things online. 4. Invest More in Customer Service When I ask customers to name their top three suppliers, the ones they can’t imagine leaving even for a better price, they all can immediately name them. They tell me there are two reasons why. The first is that they feel “No One Cares More About Their Success Than These Companies.” The second reason is the that these companies have better customer service than their other suppliers. Not just better in their category but they are the top three of all the hundreds of companies the customer deals with. They have never told me they are a best supplier because of their product or their price; it’s always about service. Your product or price may get you in the door, but your service is what keeps you there. Just like your website, excellent customer

service should be defined by your customer and not by you. It should be measured by actual customer interviews and not a simple survey. Based on my interviews with people like builders, contractors and architects, they see customer service as a combination of internal customer service, the sales rep, and your website. You should be prepared to meet their needs based on their preferences. You also need to allow them to tell you what they need or want from customer service. One of my clients, who is known for excellent customer service sells to dealers. They know and accommodate how the dealer wants to communicate. They reach them by phone, email or even text, based on the dealers preference. If an order looks incorrect, they contact the dealer. They let the dealer know when the shipment leaves, confirm whether it is complete or not and give them an

estimated arrival time. They then check with the dealer that the shipment arrived and that it is correct.

is only exposed to information that has been filtered to make his people look good.

They don’t lose customers, and they are not the lowest cost provider.

Stop looking at customer service as an expense and look at it as an investment.

Most companies have an incorrect view of what good customer service means and they think they are better than they really are. When dealing with you, your customers should feel like they are staying at the Four Seasons Hotel. One final customer service recommendation, make the boss earn his pay. Every month the CEO or President should call at least ten random customers and ask, “How are we doing.” These should not just be the biggest or their fishing buddy or the ones you are about to lose; they should be totally random. Two things happen, the customer feels valued and, more importantly, the CEO hears directly from the marketplace. Too often the CEO

About The Author I am the leading sales growth consultant in the building materials industry, I identify the blind spots that enable building materials companies to grow their sales and retain more customers. As I am not an ad agency, my recommendations are focused on your sales growth and not my future income. My mission is to help building materials companies be the preferred supplier of their customers and to turn those customers into their best salespeople. Contact Mark at

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Positive housing market momentum carried into February with home sales and median prices experiencing solid year-over-year gains, even amid lower inventory levels, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in February 2016 totaled 8,528 homes sold, up 5.7 percent from 8,066 in February 2015. The statewide median price in February was $160,000 up 7.8 percent from February 2015 when the median price was $148,375. Statewide median prices have notched year-over-year increases for the last 42 months. The median is a typical market price where half the homes sold for more and half sold for less. “Illinois continues to see sustained growth in sales and median prices, indicating the market is poised for a strong rollout for the spring selling season,” said Mike Drews, GRI, president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and broker-associate with Charles B. Doss & Co. in Aurora. “All signs point to sellers seeing intense interest from buyers who are competing in a market where there are fewer properties from which to choose.” The time it took to sell a home in February averaged 81 days, down from 90 days a year ago. Available housing inventory totaled 56,563 homes for sale, an 11.3 percent decline from February 2015 when there were 63,791 homes on the market. The monthly average commitment rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 3.66 percent in February 2016, down from 3.87 percent during the previous month, according to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. In February 2015 it averaged 3.68 percent. In the nine-county Chicago Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA), home sales (single family and condominiums) in February 2016 totaled 6,095 homes sold, up 6.1 percent from February 2015 sales of 5,744 homes. The median price in February 2016 was $187,500 in the Chicago PMSA, up 7.1 percent from $175,000 in February 2015. “The housing market in Illinois continues to record comfortable increases in both sales and prices,” said Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, director of the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL) at the University of Illinois. “Particularly important has been the consistent decrease in the

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percentage of sales accounted for by foreclosed properties in Chicago. The influence of foreclosed properties on aggregate prices seems to be diminishing while the foreclosure inventory remains at levels above those during the pre-recession period.” According to the data, fifty-nine (59) Illinois counties reported sales gains for February 2016 over previous-year numbers, including St. Clair County, up 23 percent with 182 units sold; Champaign County, up 21.9 percent with 128 units sold; Will County, up 12.6 percent with 598 units sold; and Cook County, up 3.6 percent with 3,384 units sold. Fifty (50) counties showed year-over-year median price increases including Winnebago County, up 18.3 percent to $84,000; McHenry County, up 18.2 percent to $175,000; and Peoria County, up 9.7 percent to $96,500. The city of Chicago saw a 2.1 percent year-over-year home sales increase in February 2016 with 1,528 sales, up from 1,497 in February 2015. The median price of a home in the city of Chicago in February 2016 was $238,000, up 12.3 percent compared to February 2015 when it was $212,000. “Now is the time to sell your home if you’ve been thinking about doing that,” said Dan Wagner, president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and senior vice president for government relations for The Inland Real Estate Group. “Compared to last year, the median sales price for all closed sales is up about 12 percent and there is a faster turnaround time between when a home is listed and when it sells.” Sales and price information is generated by Multiple Listing Service closed sales reported by 28 participating Illinois REALTOR® local boards and associations including Midwest Real Estate Data LLC data as of March 7, 2016 for the period Feb. 1 through Feb. 29, 2016. The Chicago PMSA, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, includes the counties of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. The Illinois Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary trade association whose more than 44,000 members are engaged in all facets of the real estate industry. In addition to serving the professional needs of its members, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® works to protect the rights of private property owners in the state by recommending and promoting legislation to safeguard and advance the interest of real property ownership. Find Illinois housing stats, data and the University of Illinois REAL forecast at


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Home Builder still liable for Implied Warranty of Habitability to Subsequent Purchaser and resulting damages By Corey B. Stern, Chitkowski Law Offices In May, 2015, the Appellate Court ruled that the Implied Warranty of Habitability applied to Subsequent Purchasers, despite the fact that the Home Builder and Original Purchaser had explicitly waived this Implied Warranty and the Subsequent Purchaser bought the Property “As-Is”. In this recent case, the Subsequent Purchaser made a viable claim against the Home Builder for breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability. By law, in the construction or significant additions/remodeling of every home, the Home Builder or Remodeler warrants that the house is livable and is free from latent defects. However, a Home Builder or Remodeler can have the Purchaser waive the Implied Warranty of Habitability if done properly, and thereby, limit the Contractor’s liability and monetary exposure.

The Purchaser can make a claim for Implied Warranty of Habitability against a Home Builder if it proves that: 1) there is a latent defect in the house; 2) the latent defect interferes with the intended use of the house; and 3) the latent defect were noticeable within a reasonable time after the house was purchased.

The Implied Warranty of Habitability applies to developers, general contractors, subcontractors and materialmen. The Implied Warranty of Habitability provides that the home is free from latent defects, structurally sound and without substantial defects. A latent defect is one that could not be discovered from an inspection that exercised ordinary and reasonable care. A claim for Implied Warranty of Habitability must be brought by the homeowner within four (4) years after the homeowner discovers the latent defect or within ten (10) years from the date the work was performed.

For a Home Builder to have an enforceable Waiver of Implied Warranty of Habitability with the Purchaser, the Waiver must be: 1) more noticeable than other contract provisions; 2) the waiver must inform the Purchaser of the consequences of the waiver; and 3) the Purchaser must specifically sign off on the waiver contractual provision. Instead, the Home Builder should offer a 1 year warranty that defines the Parties obligations on remediation and notice.

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The Court held that the Waiver of the Implied Warranty of Habitability contract provision between the Home Builder and Original Purchaser was not enforceable against the Subsequent Purchaser. Additionally, the Court held that the “As-Is” contract provision between the Original Purchaser and the Subsequent Purchaser did not waive the Implied Warranty of Habitability.

According to the Court’s reasoning, since the Subsequent Purchaser did not have knowledge

and agree to the waiver of the Implied Warranty of Habitability, the Subsequent Purchaser could not be bound by that waiver. One possible way to put the Subsequent Purchaser on notice of the Original Purchaser’s waiver of the Implied Warranty of Habitability is to record the contractual provision with the County’s Recorder’s office or to require the Original Purchaser to provide in a contract to provide an assignment of the waiver. Depending upon the manner in which the recording of the contractual provision is performed and the Subsequent Purchaser obtains the property, the Subsequent Purchaser may have sufficient notice of the Waiver of Implied Warranty of Habitability. At the very least, recording the contractual provision may provide a position which could be leveraged into a settlement, if the subsequent purchaser ever asserts a claim. For further information on drafting and enforcing home building contracts, waiving the implied warranty of habitability, providing warranties, and prosecuting or defending any construction litigation issue, contact Corey B. Stern from Chitkowski Law Offices at 630-824-4809 or


State Laws You Should Know Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI

2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code Effective January 1, 2016 Get ready, the new Illinois Energy Conservation Code has been approved and the effective date is January 1, 2016. Unlike the 2009 and 2012 code which, combined, raised the cost of construction in Illinois by an average of $16,000 per unit, HBAI welcomes the 2015 code as it brings new options to builders and minimizes construction cost increases. For the first time since 2009, NAHB helped stop the regulatory binge at the International Code Council, while HBAI did the same with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO). With two members now sitting on the Illinois Energy Code Advisory Council (IECAC), HBAI defeated all attempts by IDCEO to stay with the 2012 code. Later in the year and leading all the way up to late November, HBAI also checked state regulators from erasing and delaying sensible changes in the 2015 code. Even after final approval of the code by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), a final ditch effort was made in late November by IDCEO officials and consultants to delay enactment of the code for six months, and reverse a new option to use the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating system. But all of that was turned back by builders, code officials, engineers, and architects serving on the IECAC. NAHB advised HBAI early this year to embrace the new code as long as certain changes in the code were incorporated. Don Surrena, Program Manager for the Energy Efficiency Construction Department at NAHB, drew a road map for HBAI that was successfully used by our appointees to the IECAC; Jason Huelsman and Allen Drewes. Important Compliance Changes Include: The Energy Rating Index (ERI) has been added as a third option for compliance. RESNET and the ICC now offer a HERS Index Video to explain how it works. The video is posted at: https:// IDCEO opposed this vehemently and refuses to include this in their state funded instruction seminars for builders and code officials.

three air exchanges per hour was advocated by IDCEO. This article highlights IDCEO’s reluctance to go forward with the 2015 code, and the major disagreements we had with them on its implementation. Please note that there are over 70 changes made by the ICC from the 2012 to the 2015 code. That’s a lot, but still a far cry from the 240 changes made from the 2009 to the 2012 code. HBAI would like to thank the members of the IECAC who worked long and hard over the past several months to create a new code that is a great improvement over the previous code. A special Home Builder thanks to Lisa Mattingly, Administrator for Professional Services with the Illinois Capital Development Board, for her leadership and extensive knowledge on the application of building codes within the residential and commercial construction industries. Finally, did you know, whether a community enforces the Illinois Energy Conservation Code or not, Builders in Illinois are responsible for building to this statewide set of standards. Failure to do so could result in a civil action against a builder by the home owner resulting in fines and payment to upgrade to the standards set forth at the time of construction. Want to know more about the ECC? Contact Don Surrena, Program Manager, Energy Efficiency, NAHB, (202) 266-8574, or If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, feel free to contact me at

Bill Ward is Executive Vice President & Director of Governmental Affairs for the Home Builders Association of Illinois. He is the chief administrative operating officer of the association and is also in charge of all state legislative activities conducted by HBAI.

Basement walls associated with conditioned basements shall have two options for required insulation: 1. Insulation from the top of the basement wall down to 10 feet below grade or to within six inches of the basement floor, whichever is less with an R-Value of 10/13 minimum; 2. Insulation from top of the basement down to 4 feet below grade when the basement wall R-Value is at least 15/19. IDCEO opposed the second option on the belief that most home builders would find this method too complicated to construct.

Bill’s tenure with the HBAI began in 1989 as Director of Governmental Affairs. Prior to coming to the HBAI, he was Issues Development Specialist for Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, focusing on local government, transportation, agriculture, and rural healthcare. He also worked on several state and federal political campaigns from 1980 to 1988.

Air Leakage Rates shall be tested by a third party and verified as having an air leakage rate not exceeding five air exchanges per hour (ACH) in Climate Zones 4 and 5. The requirement for

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As a volunteer-driven organization, our many committees and councils help guide the HBAGC’s events and activities throughout the year. Consider joining one — or more — if you want to build strong, long-lasting relationships and make a difference to your fellow HBAGC members, while sharpening your leadership skills.


Committees and Councils Available: MARTY PARIS CITY CHAPTER PRESIDENT

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• Programs and Education - includes Golf and After Hours Events • Membership Committee - Frank Binetti, Chair • Remodelers Council - Scott Walbridge, Chair • PWB, Professional Women in Building - Janice Sevon, Chair • Key Awards Committee - John Kern, Chair • Advocacy Committee - Paul Colgan, Chair




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BDX Amy Alexander BDX, IL (847) 323-5166 BRANDIT360 Chantel Beauregard 587 C Shoreline Road Barrington, IL 60010 (312) 260-9795 GREATER CHICAGO BUILDING NEWS 312-260-9792 MRELEVANCE Mitch Levinson 4204A N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004-7905 (847) 259-7312 x230 MITCH@MRELEVANCE.COM TRIBUNE MEDIA GROUP Melissa Davis 435 N Michigan Ave TT200 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 513-8898 VOYAGER MEDIA PUBLICATION Diane Meynart-Hazel 23856 Andrews Rd Plainfield, IL 60585 (847) 732-0443

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ADVERTISING/MARKETING BRANDIT360 Judith L. Nelson 587 C Shoreline Road Barrington, IL 60010 (847) 778-8634

INTERLINE CREATIVE GROUP James Nowakowski 553 N. North Ct. Suite 160 Palatine, IL 60067 (847) 358-4848 INTERLINE CREATIVE GROUP New Home Star Dina Lieber, MIRM, CSP 500 N. Michigan Ave. Suite600 Chicago, IL 60611 (800) 730-6170 MA INTERACTIVE, LLC Mike Templeton 2750 Patriot Blvd Suite 250 Glenview, IL 60026 (847) 971-1257 VOYAGER MEDIA PUBLICATIONS Maureen Vitacco 23856 Andrew Rd. Plainfield, IL 60585 (847) 732-0443


ABT John Pappas 1200 N Milwaukee Glenview, IL 60025 (847) 544-2656

ELECTROLUX Morgan Smith 2658 W. Altgeld St. Unit 2 Chicago, IL 60647 (224) 221-7099 ELECTROLUX MAJOR APPLIANCES Justin Daniel 703 Millersburg St Oswego, IL 60543 (331) 431-8405 FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES Rich Tonioni 2445 E Higgins Road Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (949) 790-8900 LAKEVIEW APPLIANCE DISTRIBUTING Barbara Shor Miele Royce Williams Chicago IL 60642 (800) 843-7231 PIRCH pete lemcke 642 Oakbrook Center Oakbrook, IL 60523 (630) 649-9515 PIRCH Jeffrey White 642 Oakbrook Center Oakbrook, IL 60523 (630) 649-9515 PIRCH Oscar Martinez 642 Oakbrook Center Oakbrook, IL 60523 (630) 649-9515

PIRCH 642 Oakbrook Center Oakbrook, IL 60523 (630) 649-9515 SUB-ZERO & WOLF Lisa Smith 196 Exchange Blvd Glendale Heights, IL 60139-2089 (312) 505-9321 VIKING RANGE Barbara Shor 111 Front Street Greenwood, MS 60106 (630) 935-8454


BKV Group Michael Cody 343 S Dearborn Street Suite 203 Chicago, IL 60604 312-525-3369 BLOOM ARCHITECTURE LLC Albert Bloom P. O. Box 579 LaGrange, IL 60525 (312) 480-5847 BSB Design Justin Bucy 1540 e Dundee rd, Suite 310 Palatine, IL 60074 (847) 705-2200 BSB DESIGN, INC. Douglas Buster 3436 N. Kennicott Ste 100 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (847) 705-2200 DBUSTER@BSBDESIGN.COM

BSB DESIGN, INC. Joe Safin 1540 E. Dundee Road Ste 310 Palatine, IL 60074 (847) 705-2200 JSafin@BSBDesign.Com COWHEY MANHARD Paul Leder 700 Springer Dr. Lombard, IL 60148 (630) 925-1124 DCC INC. Andy Poticha 425 Huehl Rd. Unit 15B Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 498-1676

ENVIRONS DEVELOPMENT INC Kenneth Brinkman 3060 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 665-8170 FITZGERALD ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS Patrick FitzGerald 912 W. Lake Street Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 563-9100 GROUNDWORK, LTD. David Wytmar 351 W. Dundee Rd Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 (847) 541-4151

Humphreys & Partners Angie Wallin 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 8400 Chicago, IL 60606 312-675-4261

MICHAEL MENN, LTD. Michael Menn 1930 Phillips Ave. Northbrook, IL 60062-5121 (847) 770-6303

Kioxin Inc Architecture Kevin T Kazimer 18 Executive Court South Barrington, Illinois 60010 8478421010 x 202

PAPPAGEORGE HAYMES PARTNERS David Haymes 640 N LaSalle, Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 650-7312

Matthias Jans Architect Matthias Jans Jr 602 Academy Dr Northbrook, Illinois 60062 (847) 344-5297

PAUL SWANSON ASSOCIATES, INC. Paul Swanson 401 E. Prospect Ave Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 670-6710 Extended Locks up to 270 days!!! Construction Loans Available!

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2016 MEMBER DIRECTORY PREMIER ARCHITECTURE, INC. John Kern P. O. Box 578 Huntley, IL 60142 (847) 877-6150

MELTZER. PURTILL & STELLE William Mitchell 300 S. Wacker Drive Suite 2500 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 987-9900

INLAND BANK Frank Binetti 1900 State St Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 463-7820

TANDEM ARCHITECTURE and CONSTRUCTION Chris Walsh 1725 N. Burling St. Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 255-1153

SCHAIN BURNEY ROSA & CITRON LT Richard Levy 222 N La Salle St Ste 1910 Chicago, IL 60601-1002 (312) 332-0200

INLAND MORTGAGE Laura Bice 10 land over parkway Hawthorn woods, IL 60047 (773) 350-3213

ARCHITECTURAL RENDERINGS RIHA COLLABORATIVE, INC. Karen Murray-Alspach 2130 W. Fulton Street, Suite C Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 268-2468


ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP David Wayne 120 S Riverside Plz Rm 1200 Chicago, IL 60606-3913 (312) 876-7865 CHITKOWSKI LAW OFFICES Corey Stern 801 Warrenville Rd. Suite 620 Lisle, IL 60532 (630) 824-4808 FREEBORN & PETERS Michael Moynihan 311 S Wacker Dr Ste 3000 Chicago, IL 60606-6620 (312) 360-6000

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DIGITAL LIVING Patrick Mcfarland 410 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 434-1197


ASSOCIATED BANK Russell Ruhnke 525 W. Monroe St. Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 544-4564 ASSOCIATED BANK James Pape 525 W Monroe Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 544-4649 FIRST AMERICAN BANK John Lee 1650 Louis Ave Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-2316 (847) 586-2248

REPUBLIC BANK Todd Olson 2221 Camden Court Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 570-7729 Stc Capital Bank Nick Sisto 2825 Foxfield Rd. St. Charles, Illinois 60174 (630) 463-4353 Stc Capital Bank Mick Rothblott 2825 Foxfield Rd. St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 463-4353 The Federal Savings SHAWN Spreitzer Chicago IL 60642 (630) 780-1623 THE FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Pat Parks 300 N Elizabeth St. Suite 3E Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 738-6000

THE FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Stephen Calk 300 N. Elizabeth St. Suite 3E Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 738-6000 THE FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Bernie Miller 300 N. Elizabeth St. Suite 3E Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 738-6000 The Federal Savings Bank Camilio Rodriquez Chicago IL 60642 (312) 738-6000

US Bank Home Mortgage John Forssander 20 N. Martingale Road Suite 215 Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 610-0138 WELLS FARGO Jim Colella 549 Rand Rd. Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (312) 810-4400 WELLS FARGO Jim Eboli 115 E. Ogden Ave. Naperville, IL 60563 (847) 757-1024 Wells Fargo Chicago IL 60642 (773) 797-2020


TOTO USA Mike Harrigan 500 N. Wells Chicago, IL 60058 (847) 433-8980 PIRCH 642 Oakbrook Center Oakbrook, IL 60523 (630) 649-9515


123 REMODELING, INC. Sharone Lavi 5070 N. Kimberly Ave. Suite C Chicago, IL 60630 (773) 685-6095

ARCH CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, Inc. Patrick Coveny 15 Spinning Wheel Rd Ste 404 Hinsdale, IL 60521 (630) 654-0537 ARQUILLA INDUSTRIES INC Robert Arquilla 2333 GOLFVIEW LANE FLOSSMOOR, IL 60422 (708) 774-9257 ARTIFEX BUILDERS Daniel Zolkowski 2708 N. Ashland Ave 1st Floor Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 281-6850

BELGRAVIA GROUP, LTD. Alan Lev 833 N. Orleans St.. Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 751-2777 CASTLEWOOD HOMES Edbird Hoffman 1475 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 880-1004

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CHICAGO ROOF DECK & GARDEN, LLC Tom Bartosiewicz 1859 N Elston Chicago, IL 60642 (773) 857-2277 CHURCHILL RENOVATIONS COMPANY Kurt Lagerloef 536 Pennsylvania Ave Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-4137 (630) 469-6940


Covenant Home Builders of Illinois Jon Barlar 322 Fulton st West chicago, Il 60185 630-520-2746 CROWN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Barbara Kininmonth 1751-A W. Diehl Rd Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 851-5490 CROWN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Cherie Jacquart 1751A W. Diehl Rd. Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 851-5490 27

2016 MEMBER DIRECTORY David Weekley Homes Jim Esperson 1930 N. Thoreau Dr. #160 Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 241-4383 David Weekley Homes John Wozniak 1930 N. Thoreau Dr. #160 Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 241-4383 David Weekley Homes Rich Bridges 1930 N. Thoreau Dr. Schaumburg, IL 660173 (847) 241-4383 Del Mar Builders Michael Hudek 165 W. 10th St. Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (708) 540-2100 Del Mar Builders Ryan Deyoung 165 W 10th St Chicago Hts., IL 60411 (708) 898-2296 D. R. HORTON CHICAGO DIVISION Paul Ivers 800 S Milwaukee Ave Ste 250 Libertyville, IL 60048-3254 (847) 362-9100 DBI HOME BUILDERS John Droese 577 Oak Hollow Rd Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 455-7141

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Deven Venture James Schneider 25380 W Bonner Rd. Wauconda, IL 60084 (847) 487-5027 DIOR BUILDERS INC Peter Di Iorio 116 W Northwest Hwy Palatine, IL 60067-5325 (847) 934-1500 DREAM HOME RESOURCES Edward Maher 4361 RFD Long Grove, IL 60047 (847) 327-0995 Edward.Maher@DreamHomeResources. com DR HORTON Chris Naatz 800 S. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 250 Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 984-4523 Dream Big Developments, Inc. Sam Valadez 321 S Milwaukee Ave Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 367-9400 svaladez@SRVGROUP.COM WWW.DREAMBIGDEVELOPMENTS.COM FOSTER DESIGN BUILD, LLC Robert Berg 2661 North Lincoln Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 445-9564 FAIRFIELD HOMES, INC. Scott Nielsen 287 Hickory Rd Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (847) 456-8017 KDAVIS@BUILD-FAIRFIELD.COM

FRC REALTY Alan Schachtman 222 S. Riverside Plaza Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 424-6228

J. LAWRENCE HOMES/SMYKAL HOMES James Chittaro 1607 Taft Rd. Suite 102 Wheaton, IL 60189 (630) 281-4700

GERSTAD BUILDERS, INC Roger Gerstad 1600 Reagan Blvd. McHenry, IL 60051 (815) 344-1050

J. JORDAN HOMES, LLC Julie Laux 112 S. Grant Hinsdale, IL 60521 (630) 455-0855

GREATROOMS DESIGNERS & BUILDERS, INC. Craig Wolski 741 N. Milwaukee Ave Libertyville, IL 60048-1964 (847) 549-9960

JOSEPH J. DUFFY CO Jerry DeCicco 4994 N. Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60630 (773) 777-6700

Heritage custom homes Gary Jankovich 2041. N 77 avenue Elmwood park, Il 60707 708-955-4486

K. HOVNANIAN CO. Andrew Konovodoff 1804 N Naper Blvd. Suite 200 Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 210-8884

Heritage Harbor Ottawa Resort Development LLC RIchard Bridges 1851 Old Chicago Rd. Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 431-1338

K HOVNANIAN HOMES Ray Blankenship 1804 N. Naper Blvd. Suite 200 Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 210-8888

ICON BUILDING GROUP, LLC Charlie Murphy 23103 Sanctuary Club Dr Kildeer, IL 60047 (815) 444-7400

K HOVNANIAN HOMES 1804 N. Naperville Blvd.. Suite 200 Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 953-2222

IRON GATE HOMES, INC. Lester Lunsky 2821 Manor Dr Northbrook, IL 60062-6943 (847) 682-0506

KF WALTER HOMES Greg Rose 21 N. Brockway Suite 201 Palatine, IL 60067 (847) 209-1214

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2016 MEMBER DIRECTORY LARRY MAYER & CO Larry Mayer 1156 W. Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60614-4104 (773) 252-8800

MERIT HOMES Bill Sandberg 1720 Tall Pine Way Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 918-7575

LEVY CUSTOM HOMES, INC. Jane Levy 1349 Thatcher Avenue River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-8474

MERIT HOMES Jeri Szatko 1720 Tall Pine Way Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 680-0090

NORTHFIELD GROUP,LTD. Gary Levitas 516 N. Milwaukee Ave Wheeling, IL 60090 (847) 215-0600

MERITUS HOMES Brian Brunhofer 1161 Lake Cook Road, Suite A Deerfield, IL 60015 (847) 940-8800

MDG BUILDERS INC Doug Vukajlovic 801 Phillippa St Hinsdale, IL 60521-2446 (630) 654-3833

MEYER HOMES, INC. Brad Meyer 313 Church Street Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 549-0914

MAKI CONSTRUCTION CO John Maki 460 N Main St Antioch, IL 60002 (847) 356-1160 Mangan Builders, Inc. Robert Mangan 1607 W. Waveland Chicago, Illinois 60613 7738831200 http://WWW.MANGANBUILDERS.COM MAW CHICAGO Jan Sevon 830 W NW HWY Palatine, IL 60067 (847) 359-3591

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Middlefork Development LLC Jennifer Cal 1 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 4125 Chicago, IL 60606 3122140400 MODERN HOMES INC. Guy Lolmaugh 850 E. Grand Ave Suite 1A Lake Villa, IL 60046 (847) 356-8886 NBM INTERNATIONAL INC Ross Babel 601 Skokie Blvd 503 Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 917-7620

NEW AMERICAN HOMES INC Susanne Tauke 40488 N Newport Dr. Antioch, IL 60002 (847) 772-2772

PROVENCAL CONSTRUCTION COM Harold Lliesenfelt 50 Burr Ridge Parkway Suite 102 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 323-6768

New England Homes LLC Chris Rintz 1175 Spruce Street Winnetka, IL 60093 847-677-0645

RESIDENTIAL CONSULTING & MANAGEMENT, LLC Mark Farrahar 1340 Shermer Rd. Suite 240 Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 272-5720

NEWLOOK CONSTRUCTION LLC Ivan Epstein 7245 St. Louis Ave Skokie, IL 60076 (847) 682-8810 NEWLOOK CONSTRUCTION LLC Michael Freiburger 7245 St. Louis Ave Skokie, IL 60076 (847) 682-8810 OAKLEY HOME BUILDERS Ryan Dunham 4912 Main Street Downers Grove, IL 60515 (630) 241-9402 PATRICK A. FINN, LTD. Patrick Finn 1244 W Northwest Hwy Palatine, IL 60067 (847) 358-4133 PRIORITY CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, LLC Keith Esses 4433 W Touhy suite 362 Chicago, IL 60712 (773) 828-9201

RIORDAN SIGNATURE HOMES James Riordan 4130 Ellington Western Springs, IL 60588 (708) 783-1133 ROCK CREEK HOMES Ryan VanLue 10402 Oak Dale Dr. Huntley, IL 60142 (630) 569-5026 SG Home Builders Pat Cardoni 1800 Wedgewood Lane Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 602-7641 SG Home Builders Ryan Siebert 1800 Wedgewood Ln Schaumburg, IL 60193 8476027641 SK & MB DESIGN, INC. Samadhi Karunaratne 3221 S. Wallace Street Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 493-2233

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2016 MEMBER DIRECTORY Sexton Development Drew Daniels 49 Sherwood Terrace, Suite A Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044 224-212-1250 STAY RENOVATIONS, LLC Garrett Adams 14155 Bradford Ct. Green Oaks, IL 60048 (773) 316-6080 Sublime Homes Jackie Graniczny 21200 LaGrange Rd. #314 FRANKFORT, IL 60423 (219) 218-8337 THE DRAKE GROUP Thomas Drake 1967 Johns Drive Glenview, IL 60025 (847) 729-7700 THOMAS PATRICK HOMES Tom Sundling 608 N Marion St Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 445-1800 TOLAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Craig Tolan 666 Dundee Road Suite 504 Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 272-1144 TOTAL HOME LLC James Kastenholz 2711 W Lake Street Chicago, IL 60612

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TOTAL HOME PROFESSIONALS, INC. Fred Weiner 2741 Central Ave. 324 Beverly Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091 (312) 339-2025 US SHELTER HOMES LLC John Sorenson 31632 N. Ellis Road (Suite 213) Volo, IL 60073 (847) 742-8200 US SHELTER HOMES LLC Jack Sorenson 31632 N. Ellis Unit 213 Volo, IL 60073 (847) 742-8200 WADE ENTERPRISE & ASSOCIATES Jerome Wade 3473 South King Dr Chicago, IL 60616 (773) 617-8534 WEST POINT BUILDERS, INC. Patrick Curran 120 E Ogden Ave Ste 101 Hinsdale, IL 60521-3545 (630) 321-1616 x17 WILLIAM RYAN HOMES Debbi Beaver 945 N Plum Grove Rd Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 995-8700

BUILDING MATERIALS Alexander Lumber Co. Scott Walbridge 515 Redwood Dr. Aurora, IL 60507 (630) 844-5123

BuildDirect John Wilkie 2200 401 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC V6B5A1 (778) 331-1133 HINES SUPPLY Grant Carlson 703 W. Wesley Attn: Lindsey Elliott Wheaton, IL 60187 (847) 353-7700 LAKELAND BLDG SUPPLY INC Rod Raymond PO Box 450-1600 Delany Rd Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 295-1711 http://www.lakelandbuildingsupply. com ROYAL BUILDING PRODUCTS Kay Hutmacher 4621 Celano Dr. Libertyville, IL 60048 http://www.royalbuildingproducts. com ROYAL BUILDING PRODUCTS Don Coates 3 Yorkshire Ct. Sugar Grove, IL 60554 don.coates@royalbuildingproducts. com http://www.royalbuildingproducts. com THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY Cheryl Whitten 967 St. Andrews Circle Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 262-9531


LIEBHERR REFRIGERATION/ALMO DISTRIBUTION Joe Barnes 150 E. Schiller St. #411 Elmhurst, IL 60126

MUNCH SUPPLY, INC. William Grace 1901 Fero Drive New Lenox, IL 60451 (708) 202-0130 NORSE BUILDING PRODUCTS (PRO LINE STONE) Richard Kelly 536 Main St 10934 Concord Lane, Huntley, IL 60142 Allenton, WI 53002 (847) 293-2184 VELUX AMERICA Charles Otis 3565 Butterfield Road, Suite 131 Aurora, IL 60502 (864) 941-4796


BONO CONSULTING CIVIL ENGINEERS Bernie Bono 1018 Busse Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 823-3300 COWHEY MANHARD Robert Cowhey 900 Woodlands Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (847) 325-7219 V3 COMPANIES, LTD. Ted Feenstra 7325 Janes Avenue Suite 100 Woodridge, IL 60517 (630) 724-9200


CONTAINER STORE James Bednarski 643 East Village Carmel, IN 46032-1167 (317) 995-1084

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS ILLINOIS BRICK COMPANY Deborah McGlynn 8995 W. 95th St. Palos Hills, IL 60465-5030 (708) 344-1000

ITW CONSTRUCTION NORTH AMERICA Jennifer Quinn 888 Forest Edge Dr. Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (847) 541-8125

INTERNATIONAL STAPLE NAIL & TOOL ASSN John Kurtz 512 W Burlington Ave Ste 203 La Grange, IL 60525-2245 (708) 482-8138 MASCO CABINETRY / MERILLAT John Hicks 3204 Carriage Hill Rd none Island Lake, IL 60042 (815) 321-2663 RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS COUNCIL Cathy Kirin One Tower Lane Suite 1700 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 TERRAZZO & MARBLE SUPPLY Samantha Kinzie




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2016 MEMBER DIRECTORY EMS GARRISON LLC Garry Benson 401 N Michigan Ave Ste 1610 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 252-4300 x224 Functional Life Consulting, LLC Mark Cable 1555 Sherman Avenue Suite 343 Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 644-1280 RESIDENTIAL SCIENCE RESOURCES LLC Sean Lintow 1345 Corporate Center Curve Suite 200 Eagan, MN 55121 (651) 200-3400

Scout Services Kristy White 952 W Lake St. Chicago, IL 60607 866-504-3888

LEVY CUSTOM HOMES, INC. Jane Levy 1349 Thatcher Avenue River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 771-8474


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TERRAZZO & MARBLE SUPPLY CO Laura Paulette 77 S. Wheeling Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090 (847) 353-8000


CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION CONCEPTS INC Thomas Stephani PO Box 98 Crystal Lake, IL 60039 (815) 459-1205


DESIGNS FOR DIGNITY Jennifer Sobecki 222 Merchandise Mark Plaza Suite 9-102 Chicago, IL 60654 (800) 351-6354


10 WEST DEVELOPMENT Jim Marzullo 914 Curtiss St, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (630) 963-9300 3F Properties LLC Michael Obloy 1101 W. Monroe, Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60607 3125851901 Barnett Homes Sarah Florer 450 Skokie blvd. #604 Northbrook, Illinois 60062 847-656-1100

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BELGRAVIA GROUP Stuart kantoff 1101 W. Monroe St. 200 Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 561-5238 BELGRAVIA GROUP Jonathan McCulloch 1101 W Monroe Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 561-5238 BELGRAVIA GROUP Michael Levine 1101 W. Monroe St. Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 561-5238 BELGRAVIA GROUP Stuart Kantoff 1101 W. Monroe St. 200 Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 561-5238 City View Real Estate Group Inc. Brad Schreiber ChicagoIL 60614 (312) 296-1881 GVP DEVELOPMENT Peter Grahn 2211 N Elston Ave Suite 303 Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 227-0900 GVP DEVELOPMENT Erick Grahn 2211 N Elston Ave Suite 303 Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 227-0900

GVP DEVELOPMENT Greg Crowther 2211 N Elston Ave Suite 303 Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 227-0900 HOMETOWN AMERICA Stephen Braun 150 N Wacker Dr Ste 2800 Chicago, IL 60606-1611 (312) 604-7500 LASALLE STREET DEVELOPMENT INC Paul Link 1132 W Montana St Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 244-2202 MOSKAL DEVELOPMENT CORP Chester Moskal 15616 N. 106th Place Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (708) 819-3027 SEDGWICK PROPERTIES DEV CORP Marty Paris 1525 W Homer St #401 Chicago, IL 60642-1280 (773) 278-4237

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ENERGY DIAGNOSTICS INC. Jerry Thatcher 395 E. 500 N. Valparaiso, IN 46383 (800) 390-8091


GARAVENTA USA INC. Shannon Chasteen 225 W Depot St Antioch, IL 60002 (847) 395-9988

TO THE TOP HOME ELEVATORS & EHLS Elizabeth Crandall 210 W Campus Drive, Suite B Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (847) 215-9490

FIRE SPRINKLERS USA FIRE PROTECTION Jen Peterson 28427 W. Ballard Unit H Lake Forest, IL 60045 (847) 293-8440

FLOORING John Wilkie 2200-401 W. Georgia St. Vancouver, B.C. V6B5A1 778-331-1133 Floor & Decor Albert Kiela 1 Countryside Plaza, # 300 Countryside, IL 60525 630-750-7956 http:// PROSOURCE BUFFLO GROVE Henry Nelson 1080 Johnson Drive Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 (847) 777-8940 Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co. Laura Paulette 847-777-6747 WARMUP INC. Regis Verliefde 52 Federal Road Unit 1F Danbury, CT 06810 (888) 927-6333


Covenant Home Builders of Illinois Jon Barlar 4610 Oakwood Downers Grove, Il 60516 630-520-2747 Ebonie Caldwell Realty Portfolio Ebonie Caldwell 751 S. Clark St Chicago, IL 60605 7738164604 JC CONTRACTING Jerry Conrad P.O.Box 1110 Libertyville, IL 60048-3254 (847) 984-4410 J & H Construction Company Inc. Eugene Heath 323 National Drive Shorewood, Illinois 60404 708-372-2461

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NETWORKFLEET, INC. GK Williamson 3051 Marion St. Elgin, IL 60124 (872) 202-8484


LENNOX INDUSTRIES Mike Piorkowski 410 persimmon lane Bartlett, IL 60103 (847) 507-8516 35


A&G Home Improvement Services Inc Monika Marko 1291 Leverenz Rd Naperville, Illinois 60564 630-935-0851


BONDED BUILDERS Sheila Morgan 1709 Lake Pointe Dr. Plainfield, IL 60586 (815) 600-1863


DOW BUILDING SOLUTIONS Greg Abel 902 S. Randall Rd. Suite C233 St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 262-0696


ASSURANCE AGENCY Michael Alberico 1750 E. Golf Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173 (888) 429-0999 ASSURANCE AGENCY Kimberly jeschke 1750 E. Golf Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 463-7887 ASSURANCE AGENCY Michelle Prokup 1750 East Golf Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173

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THE DAVID AGENCY INSURANCE, INC. Fred Arkin 385 N. York Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 592-5381

LAURA O’CONNOR DESIGN, LLC Mary Ward 11 W. Main St Suite 203 Carpentersville, IL 60110



Joseph Szymczak Sourcing + Design LLC Joseph Szymczak 111 West Wacker Drive #1601 Chicago, IL 60601 312-451-1544 Kristin Plansky Murals LLC Kristin Plansky 10301 Fair Lane Huntley, IL 60142 847 867-4197 LAURA O’CONNOR DESIGN, LLC Laura O’Connor 11 W. Main St Suite 203 Carpentersville, IL 60110 (866) 839-4646 LAURA O’CONNOR DESIGN, LLC Terry O’Connor 11 W. Main St. Suite 203 Carpentersville, IL 60110 (866) 839-4646 LAURA O’CONNOR DESIGN, LLC Susanne Toedman 11 W. Main St Suite 203 Carpentersville, IL 60110 (866) 839-4646

MARY COOK ASSOCIATES Mary Cook 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. Ste. 101 Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 975-9500


PIRCH 642 Oakbrook Center Oakbrook, IL 60523 (630) 649-9515 RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL OF SOUTH & WEST SUBURBS John Gurtler 9909 S 78th Ave Hickory Hills, IL 60457 (708) 460-0911


ROBERT ARTHUR LAND COMPANY Arthur Zwemke PO Box 610 Batavia, IL 60510 (630) 879-8703

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS VALLEYCREST COMPANIES Mike Barcelos 563 Commonwealth Drive Unit 1700 East Dundee, IL 60118 (847) 428-2189


CIRCA LIGHTING Keri Stadler 444 N. Wells Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 321-1869


APA Matthew Brown 7011 19th Street Tacoma, Washington (219) 369-6711


ELDORADO STONE, LLC Dean Fox 14406 W Rathfarn Dr Homer Glen, IL 60491-9400 (708) 301-0316


CITIZENS CHARTER ONE MORTGAGE Bill Bertram 500 Lake Cook Rd #350 N/A Deerfield, IL 60015 (847) 548-1671 http://www.N/A Citizens One Home Mortgage (f/k/a Charter One Bank) Robert Foss 1101 Perimeter Drive, Suite 150 Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 767-5626

PLATINUM HOME MORTGAGE Frank Wolff 2200 Hicks Rd. Ste 101 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 (847) 330-3840

WINTRUST MORTGAGE Bob Shield 9700 W. Higgins Rd Suite 300 Rosemont, IL 60018 (847) 939-9361

UNITED HOME LOANS Mike Dulla 3 Westbrook Corporate Ctr Ste 1010 Westchester, IL 60154-5703 (708) 531-8347

PLUMBING CONTRACTOR ACE PLUMBING & SEWER CO Ed LeTourneau 8602 S. WOlf Rd Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (708) 204-8602

PLUMBING MANUFACTURERS MOEN INCORPORATED Chris Wulf 25300 Al Moen Dr. North Olmsted, OH 44070-5619 (847) 909-9033


BANNER PLUMBING SUPPLY Metropolitan Industries, Inc. Mark Brickey 37 Forestwood Drive Romeoville, IL 60446 815-886-9200


Lending Solutions for Builders & Buyers Does your home purchaser need to remove a home sale contingency, or are you looking for funds to build or remodel your next spec? We have the lending solution for you.

TAYLOR JOHNSON PUBLIC RELATIONS Emily Johnson 6333 W. Howard St. Niles, IL 60714 (312) 245-0202 Walt Denny Inc Mary Lou Denny 901 Burlington ste 200 Western Springs, IL 60558 708-246-4211


2221 Camden Court, Oak Brook, IL 60523 630.570.7777 NMLS ID 405488

CHICAGOLAND REALTY SERVICES, LLC Charles Cornelius 1338 W. Madison St. Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 733-1300 37

31632 N. Ellis Drive, Unit #213 Volo, Illinois 60073 USSHELTER.COM

COLDWELL BANKER Dick Greenwood 2215 Sanders Rd Ste 300 Northbrook, IL 60062-6134 (847) 313-6522 COLDWELL BANKER Residential Brokerage Naperville Gloria Nowotarski 967 W. 75th St. Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 428-5519

From our family to yours, Cong�at�lations on 75 years Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago

Growth Equity Group Preston Despenas 2211 N Elston Ave Suite 208 Chicago, il 60614 7736348615 http://www.growthequitygroup. com JAMESON COMMERCIAL Tony Schillaci 425 West North Ave. Chicago, IL 60610 (773) 491-2572 KELLER WILLIAMS INFINITY Amy Kite 970 Harris Rd Grayslake, IL 60030 (847) 877-9881 REALTY RESOURCES GROUP, INC Floyd Manilow 7074 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60645-3422 (773) 338-0101


@properties Abu Ansari 618 W. Fulton Chicago, IL 60661 312-491-0200

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Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff Realty Terry Schwartz 980 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60611 312 268 0710 KELLER WILLIAMS INFINITY Karen Widlacki 128 Wilcox Dr. Bartlett, IL 60103 (847) 877-9861 x106 KELLER WILLIAMS INFINITY Jane Condon 605 W Bunting Lane Mt.Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 508-3120 Mario R Barrios - RE/MAX Vision Mario R Barrios 1500 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60642 (773) 419-2938 http://www.ChicagoCityProperties. com

REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS TRACY CROSS & ASSOCIATES Tracy Cross 1920 N Thoreau Dr Ste 150 Schaumburg, IL 60173-4174 (847) 925-5400

TRACY CROSS & ASSOCIATES Erik Doersching 1920 N Thoreau Dr Ste 150 Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 925-5400


BDS CONSTRUCTION INC Bryan Slowick 14052 W. Petronella Dr., Suite #103 Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 816-3250

2016 MEMBER DIRECTORY COBBLESTONE DEVELOPMENT Bill Conforti 3064 N. Clybourn #2 Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 661-0607 DUPAGE HOME SERVICES, INC. Tim Williams 3094 Timberhill Lane Aurora, IL 60504 (530) 638-8651 ELMSPRING Kim kleeman 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212 Chicago, IL 60654 (415) 952-5448 FINISHED BASEMENT COMPANY Matthew Hennebry 208 South Main St Lower Level Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 401-8503 Great Rooms & Designers & Builders Craig Wolski 741 N. Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville, Il 60048 (847) 549-9960 MAW CHICAGO LLC Michael Nagel 830 W Northwest Highway Suite A Palatine, IL 60067 (847) 359-3591 OAK DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION David Brady 324 Lake St Oak Park, IL 60302-5700 (708) 383-2244

PARKSITE Matt Reed 38W631 Callighan Place Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 788-0969 REJUVENATE: A REMODELING COMPANY Ruben Arroyo 1272 N Cleveland Ave Chicago, IL 60610 (630) 772-9128


PREFERRED ROOFING AND EXTERIORS INC. Steve Case 518 S. Rt 31 Ste.224 518 S. Rt 31 Ste.224 McHenry, IL 60050 (800) 675-4586


FORTUNE BRANDS HOME & SECURITY Michael Billings 520 E. Lake Cook Rd. Suite 400 Deerfield, IL 60015 (847) 484-4400


Solar Plus USA Denise Croft 902 S. Randall Road Suite C #276 St Charles, IL 60174 1-800-530-8615

TITLE INSURANCE FIRST AMERICAN TITLE Kimberly Furtek 4230 w Irving park rd Chicago, IL 60641 (312) 259-7593

FIRST AMERICAN TITLE Joe Pratt 265 Exchange Drive Suite 110 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 356-8900 FIRST AMERICAN TITLE George Couvall 1300 HIggins Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 662-1520 FIRST AMERICAN TITLE Catherine Murphy Gonzalez 1300 HIggins Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 (773) 633-5419 GREATER ILLINOIS TITLE Bob Dickinson 120 N LaSalle St Suite 900 Chicago, IL 69602 (312) 446-3016 GREATER METROPOLITAN TITLE, LLC Sharon Sayre 2340 S. Arlington Hgts. Rd Arlington Hgts., IL 60005 (847) 952-0893 Proper Title Kim O’Donnell 180 N. LaSalle Suite 2440 Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 833-2093

GREATER CHICAGO BUILDING NEWS 312-260-9792 QUALIFIED REMODELER Rob Heselbarth 3030 W Salt Creek Ln Ste 200 Arlington Heights, IL 60005-5002 (847) 454-2714

UNDERGROUND UTILITIES NICOR GAS Heather Runge 1844 Ferry Rd. Naperville, IL 60063 (630) 388-3458

WEBSITE DESIGN/DEVELOP BRANDIT360 Chantel Beauregard 587 C Shoreline Road Barrington, IL 60010 (312) 260-9795

BRANDIT360 Judith Nelson 587 C Shoreline Rd. Barrington, IL 60010 (847) 778-8634


SEARLS WINDOWS & DOORS INC. Bill Simms 16261 S. Frontage Rd. East Plainfield, IL 60544 (815) 436-3196


CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA Rob Heselbarth 3030 Salt Creek Lane #200 Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (847) 454-2714 39



Will the streak continue?

Moderator -Aaron Galvin

Chicago’s State of the Market for Residential Housing

Luxury Living Chicago

What are the opportunities and challenges of today’s market? Which projects are successful and why? Which neighborhoods are on developers’ radars? What are the trends in product design and amenities and who is renting and buying? Learn answers to these questions and more from a panel of rental and for-sale housing experts. Panelists:

Alan Lev Belgravia Group

Tim Anderson Focus Development

Marty Paris Sedgwick Properties

Wednesday, May 11 7:30 a.m. – Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – Program 9:00 a.m. – Post-program Networking 9:30 a.m. – Adjourn Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Learning Center 10 S. Wacker Dr. 14th Floor Chicago 60606 Cost: $45 for HBAGC members, $65 for non-members. Must pre-register for this event - NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR To become a member or learn more about HBAGC visit

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