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Parade of Homes Luncheon October 16th 11:30-1:00 pm RSVP Required Join us as we celebrate the end of the Parade of Homes with a luncheon at the Country Club. We will be handing out awards including the coveted People’s Choice and we will be handing over a large check to Operation Finally Home.

Contract Seminar Don Shelton October 29th 11:30-1:00 pm RSVP Required

Time for another Lunch and Learn with Don Shelton! This month he will be going over the changes in the new contracts TAB has avalible for builders to purchace.

Welcome Back Returning Members

Appliance Mart

Mark Perabo

Budget Blinds

Pam Morin

First Community Bank

Nick Black

Fortis Homes

Richard Park

Graybar Electric

Robert Sandate

Jack Gary Alspaugh Farmers Insurance

Jack Alspaugh

South Texas Metal Roofing

Sigifredo Montemayor

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SouthPoint Rentals

Jennifer Kress

TAMKO Building Products

Art Wallace

Texas Champion Bank

Daniel Walker

Thurman Fondren Glass

Tony Bugg

Unique Remodeling & Custom Homes

Gerri Scott

Voss Engineering

Ronald Voss

2019 Board of Directors Darren McComb

John Pope

President D&Z Construction

Moses Mostaghasi

Garrett Dorsey

First Vice President MPM Homes

Paul Cervantez

Second Vice President Cervantez Electric

Tracy Long

Treasurer First Community Bank

Reid Aston Secretary Aston’s Designs

Wendy Herman Executive Officer Coastal Bend Home Builders Association

Coastal Bend Green Built AEP-Texas High Performance Homes

Cris Wright

Associates Council AEP-Texas

Bart Braselton

Immediate Past President Long Builds Construction

Nick Black

Past Presidents Council Newcastle Homes

Builder Director Braselton Homes

Ryan Dibble

Builder Director South Texas Home Builders

Our Staff Wendy Herman Executive Officer

Kalli Peralez Director of Operations

Mekaila Hopkins Director of Marketing and Publications

Connect with us!

Victor Ibarra

Builder Director Levian Homes

Logan Kirkpatrick

Associate Director Ferguson Enterprises

September 2019

New Members GoldPoint Windows & Doors Jerome Gold 7221 S. Staples St Corpus Christi TX 78413 Phone: (361) 446-0072

Martel Windows & Doors Robert Beckman 10300 Metric Blvd #250 Austin TX 78758 Phone: (361) 991-4710 3

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September Events 5-6 12


Parade of homes 11:00-5:00 pm


Board of Directors Meeting 9:30-10:00 pm Closed Meeting



Associate Appreciation Dove Hunt Please RSVP


Contracts with Don Shelton 11:30-1:00 pm Please RSVP

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Executive Board Meeting 9:00-9:30 pm Closed Meeting

Parade of Homes Luncheon 11:30-1:00 pm Please RSVP

Associate Council Meeting 12:00 pm Closed Meeting

GRC Meeting 12:00-1:00 pm Open Meeting

November 14 Instalation Luncheon 20-22 TAB Fall Meeting 27-29 Office Closed

December 14 Casino Night 24-Jan 1 Office Closed

Looking Ahead September 2019

TAB Contracts Seminar with

Don Shelton October 29th, 2019 11:30-1 PM Location to be announced $20 members $40 non-members

Highlights • • • • • •

New Mandated disclosures in consumer contracts Over 20 changes to the warenty and performance standards Defensive changes to the Sales contract based on cutting edge Important changes and additions to contracts New Legislative-Mandated Notices Updates to express home warenty





The 2019-2021 Texas Residential Construction Contracts reflect the most recent legislative changes affecting the homebuilding industry in Texas. Overall, more than 50 enhancements have been made to the various contracts and agreements, including arbitration procedures, latent defect claim issues, code compliance matters and attorney’s fees. Here are a few eye-catching updates that will be included in the 2019-2021 contracts package. u

New Flood Notice Requirements.


New Homeowner Maintenance Form.


New Job Rules Addendum to the Independent Contractor Form.


Updated Express Home Warranty that reflects current building practices and updated standards. The 2017-2019 subscription expired August 31, 2019. Purchase online at Te x a s B u i l d e r s . o r g .

Protect yourself and your business by purchasing the new contracts package today.

Thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate at the Parade of Homes VIP Kick off!

Platinum Sponsor MPM Homes Gold Sponsors CC Gas Deprtment American Bank 1st Comunity Bank Beverage Sponsor Conreco, LLC Dumpster Sponsor Coastal Trailer Trash DJ Sponsor Home Source Mortgage Comfort Station Sponsor Skid O Kan

CBGB Greenest of the Green NEC Co-Op Energy Food Station Sponsors First Title Company Kent Moore Cabinets Moore Supply Navy Army Community Credit Union Puronics Spirit of Texas Bank Williow Bend Mortgage Uretek ICR South Texas Zarsky Lumber McCoy’s Building Supply

Business Sponsors Award Sponsors AEP-Texas Best Kitchen Avitech K&M Primer Real Estate B&R Roofing Supply Best Master Bath CC Rentals Southpoint Rentals Caliber Home Loans Most Energy Efficient C&K Builders Hardware AEP High Performance Factory Builder Stores Best Exterior/Landscape First Title Company Frost Bank Southpoint Rentals Best Interior/Craftsmanship Spirit of Texas Bank CRT Flooring Concepts Uretek ICR South Texas Best Floorplan Value Bank Texas Kleberg Bank Zarsky Lumber

New Home Sales Rebound in August Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 7.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 713,000 units in August off an upwardly revised reading in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis, new home sales for 2019 are 6.4% higher than the same period in 2018. The August reading, adjusted for seasonal effects, suggested that 713,000 units would sell over the next 12 months if this pace continues. There were 326,000 new homes for sale in August, rep- resenting a 5.5 months’ supply. The median sales price of a new

home was $328,400. The median price a year ago was $321,400. Regionally, and on a year to date basis, new home sales are 11.7% higher in the South and 7.8% higher in the West. Sales are down 16.5% in the Northeast and 10.5% in the Midwest.

EPA Rescinds Obama-Era WOTUS Rule The EPA on Sept. 12 rescinded the Obama-era “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule, ending years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. Prior to EPA’s repeal announcement, an Obama-era rule was in effect in 22 states and the District of Columbia, and


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the remaining 28 states followed 1986 regulations. The EPA decision means the 1986 rule will now be in effect in nationwide until a final replacement rule is issued. The Trump administration has proposed a new WOTUS rule that NAHB generally supports.

DOL Raises Threshold for Overtime Pay The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that will raise the overtime salary limit from $455 per week to $684 per week, which is equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker. The Labor Department said the final rule will make 1.3 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.

New Plan for Future Of Fannie, Freddie The Trump administration’s reform plan is an important step forward in the long- term effort to bring a robust and lasting framework to the nation’s housing finance system. NAHB believes it is important that any new structure include an explicit federal backstop for the housing finance system. With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 11 years in conservatorship, NAHB believes it is long past time for Congress to act.

Americans See Growing Affordability Crisis

Four out of five American households believe the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and at least 75% report this is a problem at the state and local level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of NAHB. More than 19,800 adults were surveyed in

August to assess the public’s attitude on whether a lack of affordable housing is a problem. Roughly 80% of all respondents believe that a lack of affordable housing is a problem in the United States, while 78% believe this is an issue in their state and 75% cite housing affordability as a concern in their city.

Michigan Wins Long Legal Battle

After nearly a decade of litigation and two trips to the state Supreme Court, the Home Builders Association of Michigan secured a resounding victory for the home building industry. In 2010, the HBA of Michigan challenged several permit fees imposed by the City of Troy as unlawful under Michigan’s Construction Code Act. The act requires such fees to be reasonable and prohibits them from exceeding the cost of running the building department. But when the

department privatized, excess permit fees began going to the city’s general fund. The Michigan Supreme Court recently unanimously ruled in the HBA of Michigan’s favor, remanding the case to the lower courts for further deliberation on the budget of the building department and other issues, but still handing a clear victory to the home builders. NAHB’s Legal Action Fund provided $50,000 to support the litigation.

Largest Builders
Gain Market Share The top 20 builders produced 29.0% of all the homes constructed in the country in 2018, according to data from BUILDER magazine. That share is a notable gain from 2017, when the largest 20 builders were responsible for 26.8% of all

completions. Historical data shows a rising trend in the market share of the top 20 builders. In 2000, these businesses built 16.6% of homes completed. September 2019

California Passes Rent Control Legislation

Rent control legislation approved by the California Assembly on Sept. 11 will exacerbate housing shortages and drive up rents. The California Building Industry Association (CBIA), aware of the near certainty of a rent control ballot initiative in 2020, reluctantly supported the compromise legislation, subject to amendments. Since the initial compromise, further changes demanded by California Gov. Gavin Newsom were made to the legislation that forced CBIA to move its position on the bill to neutral. The annual rent cap was moved backward to

5% plus inflation (from the original 7% plus inflation), but the 15-year exemption for new construction was retained. Gov. Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law. NAHB’s policy in opposition to rent control is unequivocal. NAHB opposed the bill and put a stake in the ground on behalf of NAHB multifamily members who may face similar proposals in other states in the future.

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2019 Committees Government Relations

Open Meetings – Meets on the last Wednesday of every month Chair- Jerry Garcia

This committee decides what we advocate for and against and how we go about doing so. They follow the items that are going to be put before the city council and forms a plan of action as to how to support, improve, or defeat it.


Open Meetings Meets about every 45 days. Chair- Paul Cervantez

This committee is in charge of our recruitment efforts.. Although every member is encouraged to recruit new members, the membership committee focus on it by planning events like our membership drive. They also concern themselves with member retention.

Education and Scholarship

Open Meetings – Meets as needed Chair- Garrett Dorsey

Builder Liaison

Open Meetings – Meets bimonthly

This is when our members have an opportunity to meet with employees of the city of Corpus Christi, hear their concerns and provide input as to how we can make Corpus Christi a better city.

Fishing Tournament

Open Meetings – Varies Chair- TBA

This committee is responsible for planning and executing the Builders on the Bay Fishing Tournament. This committee meets about 2-3 months before the tournament and once after.

Coastal Bend Green Built

Closed Meetings - Meets quarterly Chair- Garrett Dorsey This committee guides the CBGB program that strives to promote the construction of high-performance, low-impact residential homes in the Coastal Bend. You must be a

member of CBGB to be on this committee.

Associates Council

This brand new committee oversees our outreach Closed Meetings – Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month to the community to encourage participation in the construction and related industries. They also President- Cris Wright find deserving students wanting to pursue careers The Associates Council represents the interests in these fields to support with a scholarship. of Associate Members of the Association and produces projects that provide networking opportunities for members. Members of the Associates Council are elected each year in September for a one year term. 13 The Coastal Bend Home Builders Association

Fireplaces Not High on Buyers’ Wish Lists

Excessive land use regulations contribute to growing income inequality in America, according to a new policy paper from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. Author Michael Stegman, a senior housing policy fellow at the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets, argues that the collective impact of decades of layering exclusionary zoning and land use controls is not just higher housing prices. These regulations, he says, are also a powerful contributor to declining rates of economic mobility and productivity growth, and widening disparities in the wealth of white and black Americans. While having local roots, exclusionary land use practices have clearly become a national problem that Stegman says requires bold national action. Stegman points out that over the last half century there have been at least five presidential commissions and federal initiatives created to address the insufficient supply of affordable housing. He writes of these commissions: “Though their respective contexts may vary according to the political economy of the time, their centers of gravity are strikingly similar. Each is based on the proposition that unnecessary land use regulations drive up production costs and drive down housing supply, especially for starter homes and affordable apartments. Generally, regulatory barriers include such things as land use restrictions that make developable land much more costly than it is inherently, zoning restrictions, off-street parking requirements, arbitrary or antiquated preservation regulations, residential conversion restrictions, and 15 The Coastal Bend Home Builders Association

unnecessarily slow permitting processes.” Stegman’s paper, “Eliminating Exclusionary Land Use Regulations Should Be the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time,” draws on research findings of economists from across the political spectrum. Stegman notes a growing consensus that land use regulations in recent decades have contributed to growing income inequality nationwide.

HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership

The Home Depot Foundation and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) recently expanded their partnership to address the skilled labor shortage by launching a youth trades training program. The program and its industry-recognized Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) curriculum will be available to 11th and 12th grade students in roughly 25 high schools with a focus on under-served communities across Colorado, Florida, Virginia, Alaska, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Each program will be supported by a two-year PACT curriculum, classroom enhancements, and updated tools and equipment for a hands-on training environment. Upon completion, participants will earn a pre-apprenticeship certification — endorsed by NAHB and recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor — provided at no additional cost to students and their families. The program will expand to more high schools in 2020.

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Life Spike Members John Tucker

617.00 Jack Randolph


Bill Sanderson

254.50 Monica Sanderson


Sean Vitelli 229.50 Renee Carter


Jerry Garcia

142.00 John Pope


Louis Alty 142.00 Isidro Gonzalez


Mark Garza 141.00 Robert Sells


Shayne Schroeder

130.50 Bart Braselton


Leslie Schey

129.00 Ed Cantu


Bill Fleeman

116.00 Jim Pickett


Fred Braselton

109.50 Jodi Steen


78.00 Trey Summers


77.00 Kevin Pitchford


Paul Cervantes

77.00 Brian Grunberg


Garrett Dorsey

77.00 Matt Martini


Claudia Mostaghasi

75.00 Francisco Aguilar


Moses Mostaghasi

74.50 Shawn Karaca


Beverly Bacak Richard Voss

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The Spike Club consists of members who are recognized for outstanding achievement in membership recruitment and retention. Spikes receive recognition at local, state, and national levels and rewarded many special honors including colored jackets indicating their level of achievement.

Spike Members

Scott Whisenant

23.50 Donald Shelton


Tracy Long

18.50 Cris Wright


Ryan Dibble

16.00 Dolores Sanchez


Pat Nolan

15.50 Eric Newman


Julie Jenson

15.00 Ryan Dibble


James Mazoch

14.50 John Wallace


Maverick Velosky

14.00 Darren McComb


Joseph Cortez

13.50 Paul Cervantez


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The Blueprint October 2019  

The Coastal Bend Home Builders Association is trilled to bring you the latest news and events in our monthly newsletter. Thank you so much f...

The Blueprint October 2019  

The Coastal Bend Home Builders Association is trilled to bring you the latest news and events in our monthly newsletter. Thank you so much f...