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July 2019

HOME & GARDEN SHOW TOUR OF HOMES

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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Tim Lovelass Construction, LLC. Photo/Interior Design: Tanna By Design

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HR FOR SMALL BUSINESS Discover how to simplify and manage your business’ HR needs. At this training, you'll identify resources for keeping on top of all these tasks so you can spend your time growing the business instead of managing Human Resources!

WHEN: THURSDAY, JULY 18TH 2:00pm-3:30pm WHERE: CWHBA YAKIMA OFFICE 3301 W Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902

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FREE, courtesy of BBSI CALL 509.454.4006 TO REGISTER TODAY! PRESENTED BY


Executive Officer’s Message Executive Officer’s Message

EXECUTIVE OFFICER'S MESSAGE EXECUTIVE OFFICER'S The arrival of July, our midyear,MESSAGE provides us a

great opportunity to reflect on our membership and our CWHBA year so far – and what a very busy first half it’s been! From our successful Home and Garden Show to our ROII Summer Block Parties, our CWHBA team has been honored to provide our members with valuable, timely, engaging and fun ways to build your business. Our past month was largely focused on bringing the benefits of ROII Select to our members and hosting the State BIAW Conference in Yakima. Starting in the first week of June with hosting ROII Select enrollment classes, we then moved out to Wenatchee, Ellensburg and Yakima for three wonderful Summer Block Party events mid-month. With delicious food, fantastic sponsors and host sites – we were able to return record setting dollar amounts to our participating members. If you aren’t participating in ROII Select and think you may qualify, contact us at the CWHBA for more information on how to enroll. The State BIAW Conference in Yakima was a great way to convey the hard work of all our State’s HBAs, and our State partner the BIAW, to our local members. Information sharing, education, appearances by State Sen. Braun and State Rep. Dufault, awards, and even game nights – all made for a great way to see the continuing value of CWHBA, BIAW and NAHB 3-in-1 membership. Finally, a special thanks to our dedicated CWHBA Board members this month. They started June with a day-long strategic planning session on our collective future and finished with the BIAW Board meetings in Yakima. Through it all they’ve been truly engaged, forward-thinking and dedicated to the belief that membership in the CWHBA brings immense value to our members – both monetary and supportive. Together we have mapped a future organization that believes in, supports, and serves its members in all that we do. Be sure to stay connected for the second half of 2019! Robert Schroeter CWHBA Executive Officer Robert Schroeter CWHBA Executive Officer 3


GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS UPDATE NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING

• The NAHB focuses on successful efforts in Seattle’s Rainier Valley using Seamless Design and Community Engagement. http://nahbnow.com/2019/07/seamless-design-and-communityengagement-critical-to-affordable-housing-success/ • New Report from Massachusetts shows how Zoning Regs and Fees have contributed to development shortfall and housing cost increases. (“The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing in Greater Boston”). https://ma-smartgrowth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/03/FINAL_MultiFamily_Housing_Report.pdf • US Supreme Court removes hurdle for those suing local governments for regulatory takings. (Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania). https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/ knick-v-township-scott-pennsylvania/ • Oregon Legislature takes step toward making Single-Family Zoning obsolete. https:// www.npr.org/2019/07/01/737798440/oregon-legislature-votes-to-essentially-ban-single-familyzoning • The “Missing Middle” Challenge on Affordable Housing for making Buyers of Renters. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brendarichardson/2019/06/02/housing-affordability-reportoutlines-challenges-solutions-for-turning-renters-into-homeowners/#17aba4773397 • Multifamily Housing Starts Up 5% in April 2019 Nationwide. https://www.multifamilybiz. com/News/8832/Multifamily_Housing_Construction_Starts_Advanced_F... • New Harvard Study Shows that Housing Production Still Short, Keeping Pressure on House Prices and Rents and Eroding Affordability. https://www.jchs.harvard.edu/state-nationshousing-2019 HOUSING MARKET - TRENDS • Market remains bullish on home building as home builders avoid mistakes from the last downturn. https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/174D8078-99A5-11E9-8C6291BB36CF5F42 • AP: Top Housing and Mortgage Trends for the second half of 2019. https://expo. cleveland.com/news/g66l-2019/06/96349fe4389807/9-housing-and-mortgage-trends-for-therest-of-2019.html • New Federal Rules for Real Estate Investment Trusts Create Advantages for Investors. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/17/federal-tax-rules-create-advantage-for-real-estateinvestment-trusts.html • “Build to Rent” Single Family Home Industry Remains Hot. https://www.cnbc.com/ amp/2019/06/26/suddenly-the-build-to-rent-single-family-housing-market-is-exploding.html

Top Barrier to Homeownership May Be Easing: NAHB Housing Trends Report (HTR).

“If the right home remains elusive for these buyers in the months ahead, these house hunters reported they will do the following: 56% will continue looking for the ‘right’ home in the same preferred location, 41% will expand their search area, 30% is willing to accept a smaller/older home, and 21% might buy a more expensive home.

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Giving up on homeownership is the least likely outcome, as only 14% will stop trying to find a


home.” http://eyeonhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/HOUSING-TRENDS-REPORT-Q119. Executive Officer’s Message pdf?_ga=2.265054026.452982662.1561484185-1428707107.1560965909

DEPT. OF LABOR / WORKFORCE

EXECUTIVE OFFICER'S MESSAGE

• Trump Administration and Department of Labor expand apprenticeship opportunities; changes don’t include the construction sector. https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/ eta20190624

STATE HIGHLIGHTS • Spokane Construction Jobs on the upswing. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/ jul/03/contractor-association-spokane-region-third-fastes/ • Washington State makes for significant legal changes on the state housing front. https://www.knkx.org/post/landlords-tenants-cities-prepare-sweeping-changes-state-housingpolicies • Rent Control: Talk in Spokane and Elsewhere in the Country. https://www.spokesman. com/stories/2019/jun/17/rent-control-in-spokane-lets-talk-some-say/ • Washington National Guard members are training to join this season’s fire-fighting heroes. https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/washington-national-guard-joins-statewidetraining-to-fight-wildfires/281-007b8d66-ed27-4c4e-af28-58ee8a2c1f59 • Cost of Living study – it costs 2x the minimum wage to rent a 2 bedroom home in Washington State. https://www.king5.com/article/money/markets/real-estate/it-costs-twice-theminimum-wage-to-rent-a-two-bedroom-house-in-washington/281-eb42ab8c-8385-4b99-b970afc60c828df4

LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Wenatchee residents must earn $19.62 an hour to afford a two-bedroom home, without giving up on food or other life necessities, according to recent study. http://www.ifiberone.com/news/ hourly-wage-to-afford-a-wenatchee-home/article_8da19f7a-9847-11e9-9ae2-073a3034994d. html • Our own 14th LD Representative Gina Mosbrucker becomes Director for bipartisan Women in Government organization. https://www.gorgeradio.com/mosbrucker-named-director-ofbipartisan-group/ • YV Tech Summer Program brings Hands-On Skills and the Trades to HS Students. https:// www.yakimaherald.com/news/education/skills-for-life-yv-tech-summer-program-providesstudents-with/article_1d85af22-0f60-5812-be96-43e537dc9b95.html • Check out this new energy-saving “Net-Zero” Vacation Home in Cle Elum. https://www. themanual.com/living/tumble-creek-cabin-coates-design-architects/ • $100,000 Helps Yakima County Habitat for Humanity families find and fund new homes. https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/habitat-grant-will-help-families-become-homeowners/ article_84ee36a8-7ee0-580d-b95e-63aaa164b1a1.html • CWHBA’s GA Team testifies on Affordable Housing before Yakima City Council Partnership Committee. http://205.172.45.10/CablecastPublicSite/show/9305?channel=2 • Twisp city and some residents question efforts by resident to build on their own lot. https://methowvalleynews.com/2019/06/19/property-purchase-prompts-neighborhood-response/ • Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Plan to DOE for final approval. https://www. yakimaherald.com/news/lower-valley-groundwater-cleanup-plan-heads-to-ecology-director-for/ article_4d58cc33-82de-5233-a477-7a4da957aca4.html

Robert Schroeter CWHBA Executive Officer


Tim Lovelass Construction, LLC. Photo/Interior Design: Tanna By Design


Membership Welcome New Members June DIAZ BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION EDDIE DIAZ 708 MERWIN CT. ZILLAH, WA 98953 509-949-6294 EDDIEDIZA33@GMAIL.COM RETURNING MEMBER GRANDVIEW LUMBER CLIFF LEWIS 401 VISTA GRANDE WAY GRANDVIEW, WA 98930 509-882-2298 GRANDVIEWLUMBER.COM FISCHER CONSTRUCTION 161 WINQUEST LANE SELAH, WA 98942 509-424-6072 DJFISCHERCONSTRUCTION@GMAIL.COM

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CWHBA YAKIMA OFFICE 3301 W. NOB HILL BLVD. YAKIMA, WA 98902 ejameson@cwhba.org (509) 454-4006 FAX: (509) 454-4008


Central Washington was representing statewide with these two cover girls featured on the cover of BIAW’s “Building Insight”. Featuring Cheyanne Berkes and Liberty Snodgrass at the 2019 Dozer Day® event in Yakima, this issue highlighted ways that local HBAs were engaging in the communities they serve. Be sure to join in on the fun for 2020. Contact Chelsea Snodgrass for ways you and your business can get involved.

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Membership Renewing Members June ACCU TEMP HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. AHO CONSTRUCTION AHOLA FLOORS ALL AMERICAN DISCOUNT FLOORING, INC. ALL CITY CLOSET CO. ALL WEATHER ROOFING OF YAKIMA ALPINE AIRE HEATING & COOLING, INC. AMB TOOLS & EQUIPMENT CO. APPLE CITY ELECTRIC ARTISAN, INC. ASCENT FOUNDATIONS & MORE, LLC ATKINS LANDSCAPING BAGDON’S INC. BARNES WELDING, INC. BARON HOMES BAXTER CONSTRUCTION, LLC BEMIS APPLIANCE BRULOTTE CONSTRUCTION, INC. CED CASCADE AUTO CENTER CASCADE MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC. CENTRAL MECHANICAL SERVICES, LLC CASCADE NATURAL GAS CENTRAL VALLEY GLASS, INC. CENTRAL WASHINGTON WATER, INC. CITY OF CLE ELUM CITY OF ELLENSBURG BUILDING DEPT. CLEAN IMAGE SERVICES, INC. COLONIAL LAWN & GARDEN CONCRETE INGENUITY, INC. COST LESS CARPET YAKIMA, INC. CRAIG REIMER CUSTOM HOMES, LLC CREATIVE CABINET DESIGNS INC. CUYLE CONSTRUCTION, LLC DICK’S HEATING & A/C OF WENATCHEE E3 SOLUTIONS, INC. ELLENSBURG CEMENT PRODUCTS, INC. ELLENSBURG SOLAR, LLC EXCEL PLUMBING, INC. FIRST AMERICAN TITLE OF YAKIMA FOSSEEN’S HOME & HEARTH FRYE PAINTING GODBEY RED-E-MIX GONZALEZ AND SONS CARPENTRY, LLC GRAYBEAL SIGNS, INC.

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CWHBA YAKIMA OFFICE 3301 W. NOB HILL BLVD. YAKIMA, WA 98902 ejameson@cwhba.org (509) 454-4006 FAX: (509) 454-4008


Membership Renewing Members June

GREEN BARON HELLIESEN LUMBER & SUPPLY, INC. ICE & FIRE MECHANICAL, INC. INSIDE DESIGN CARPET ONE INTERMOUNTAIN CLEANING SERVICE, INC. INTERMOUNTAIN WEST INSULATION JAMES DEAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. JOE PARK CONSTRUCTION, LLC JOHNSON’S GLASS & UPHOLSTERY JUST RIGHT CLEANING & CONSTRUCTION KEYHOLD SECURITY LAKE SHORE ELECTRIC LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER M VAIL COMPANY MCKINNEY GLASS, INC. MATHEUS LUMBER COMPANY MIDVALE SIGNAL, INC. MITCHELL TRUCKING & PAVING, INC. MOBILE HOME SPECIALIST, LLC NOB HILL WATER ASSOCIATION OL LUTHER CO, INC. OVENELL’S CABINETS, LLC PERRY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE PRIMARY ELECTRIC & DESIGN, LLC PRO-CUT CONCRETE CUTTING YAKIMA, INC. R S EXCAVATING RAYFIELD BROS. EXCAVATING, INC. REAL HOMES ROBBINS’ GARAGE DOOR CO. SLABJACK GEOTECHNICAL SUNNYSIDE HOUSING AUTHORITY TIMBERWOOD CONSTRUCTION, INC. TLC MODULAR HOMES TOWN & COUNTRY HOMES, LLC TRADEMARK HOMES CORPORATION UTILITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. V. K. POWELL CONSTRUCTION VALLEY LOCK AND KEY SERVICE VALLEY SEPTIC SERVICE, LLC WEBB CONSTRUCTION WILSON MASONRY, LLC WILSON REAL ESTATE, LLC WITHROW CONSTRUCTION, INC. YAKIMA WELDERS SUPPLY, INC.

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Member Spotlight I

f there is a word to best describe Geoff Knautz and his company, AutoSpa of Central Washington, intentional is it. Knautz is a laid back person with an easy going vibe, and as we spoke it became clear to me that he has been strategically thoughtful with this business and with his desire to positively impact his community, his clients, and his employees. Knautz was raised on good customer service. His father ran a funeral home and the message was clear, “if you serve people well, they will come back.” This philosophy has been the guide for AutoSpa of Central Washington and Knautz has looked for ways to build this in to the fiber of his business. Knautz himself came into this business in an interesting way. Impacted by his own positive experience with Young Life as a teenager, Knautz spent the first ten years of his career working for Young Life, and even met his wife at a Young Life camp when they were in college. He always had an entrepreneurial bent, however, and in 2006 the opportunity came to buy the AutoSpa on 72nd and Tieton in Yakima. Over the past ten years, he has grown his company from one location to six. They currently have car washes in Yakima, Selah and Ellensburg. “I’ve had a couple of different people believe in me and invest in me,” he says. “And I’ve had the opportunity to invest in my employees. The core of who we are is investing in teenagers, giving them job skills and life skills.” For many AutoSpa employees, Knautz offers them their first job and their first experience learning what it means to be a good employee.

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With deep family roots in Central Washington, relationships – both internally and externally matter at AutoSpa. To this end, Knautz hired Nick Crider, a former youth pastor, as the Operations Manager. Crider’s strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to youth directly cross over into the functions of his current role developing the young employees at AutoSpa and building external relationships with the community. AutoSpa purposefully devotes less of their op erat ing bu dge t to marketing and advertising so that they can contribute more to the communities they are a part of through fund raisers for schools and extra-curricular youth programs like Young Life. The ability to invest in these activities is one of the things that clearly energizes Knautz. When I asked him what he is the most proud of he came to life, animatedly describing the space he recently built for youth programs and events to take place. To be a place where, as he describes it, “kids can have fun and be kids.” When it comes to doing business in a way that best serves the client, Knautz spent a good deal of time working over the idea of car wash clubs. He felt like the “one sticker, one car” model was limiting and didn’t offer the full range of service and value to the customer. In the end he came up with programs that can suit anyone. The most popular is the Car Wash Club which can easily be shared within a family with more than one vehicle – five washes per month starting at $25 that can be redeemed at any one of the Auto Spa car wash locations. AutoSpa also offers prepaid Washbooks, where you purchase five washes and get one for free to redeem anytime. For businesses, AutoSpa offers a Fleet Membership. Companies who utilize the Fleet Membership enjoy a discounted rate per wash and are only billed once a month for the washes that they use. Check out their Fleet Memberships for your company! To find out more visit http://autospacw.com/corporate-program/. Thank you AutoSpa of Central Washington for being a member of the Central Washington Home Builders Association. If you would like to have your company featured in the Member Spotlight, please contact Emily Jameson ejameson@cwhba.org 13


EDUCATION CWHBA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

CWHBA is excited to kick off a six class educational series in partnership with BBSI Yakima! This month you can discover how to simplify and manage your business’ HR needs with HR for Small Business Presented by BBSI on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 from 2:00pm-3:30pm at our Yakima Office located at 3301 W Nob Hill Blvd. Everything from questions you can ask during an interview, exit interviews, WA Paid Sick Leave, retention strategies, ESOPs, and compensation planning will be covered. You’ll identify resources for keeping on top of all these tasks so you can spend your time growing the business instead of managing Human Resources!

CWHBA UPCOMING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES Education Class Member Forum: Link Transit 2020 Vision

Date 7/17

HR for Small Business; Presented by BBSI

7/18

2015 International Code Refresher

8/8

Accident Investigations; BBSI

8/23

ABC’s of Claim Management ROII

9/18

ABC’s of Claim Management ROII

9/19

ABC’s of Claim Management ROII

9/24

Certified Erosion & Sediment Control

10/9-10

CESCL – Recertification Anti-Harassment for Managers; Presented by BBSI

10/11 10/24

AHERA Asbestos - Refresher

10/28

AHERA Asbestos - Initial

10/29-31

Silica Hazards; Presented by BBSI

12/6

Time Noon1:00PM 2:00PM3:30PM 1:00PM3:00PM 2:00PM3:30PM 11:00AM1:00PM 11:00AM1:00PM 11:00AM1:00PM 8:00AM5:00PM 8:00AM5:00PM 2:00PM3:30PM 8:00AMNoon 8:00AM4:30PM 2:00PM3:30PM

Location Wenatchee

Yakima Yakima Yakima Kittitas Wenatchee Yakima Yakima Yakima Yakima Yakima Yakima Yakima

Contact Ashley Ferreira at aferreira@cwhba.org or call 509-454-4006 to sign up and for more information!


Show hours OPEN TO PUBLIC Friday, March 13th Noon-7pm Saturday, March 14th 10am-7pm Sunday, March 15th 10am-4pm

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Exhibitor MOVE-IN Thursday, March 12th 8am-9pm Friday, March 13th 8am-11am

Exhibitor MOVE-OUT Sunday, March 15th 4pm-8pm Monday, March 16th 7am-Noon

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For event information CONTACT Chelsea Snodgrass, Public Relations Director

csnodgrass@cwhba.org ● 509.454.4006 We had so much fun at our 2019 Central Washington Home & Garden Show with you in March. Several of you have reached out looking to secure your spot for 2020. The dates and registration for you to review are now ready! You will have until August 31st to put down a 50% deposit on your 2019 booths for the 2020 year. After that, those booths will open up October 1st when we post our registration open for all to sign up. If you wanted to move booths, the folks that were in that booth in 2019 has first right of refusal. I will do my best to get you that information in time to get that secured by the August 31st deadline.   A couple items to note for 2020: • Pricing: we have reduced our booths pricing for both members and non-members, including the additional booths. 10x10 can be a very tight space and we hope this entices you to purchase more to allow for more product and demonstration space to have a quality experience with the attendees. • Dates: we are later a week in March • Times: we have increased our hours for Friday and Saturday as we are looking create some “after hour” events for couples/adults to come through – more information to come!   We also are looking forward to kicking off our planning for the 2020 event later on this summer/early fall. If you’d like to join that committee, please contact Chelsea Snodgrass: csnodgrass@cwhba.org to be updated with meeting times and locations.


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