Houston Builder, October 2020

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OCTOBER 2020

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ALSO INSIDE: Vote Pro-Housing in November pg 10 City of Houston Walkable Places and Transit Oriented Development Ordinance Requirements pg 12 Chesmar to Break Ground on 2020 Benefit Home pg 14 Project Playhouse Debuts at The Woodlands Children's Museum pg 19



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CONTENTS

ON THE

COVER

HOUSTON

Builder The Official Magazine of the Greater Houston Builders Association

October 2020 | Volume 33 | Number 10

FEATURES 08

President's Message: Weathering the Storm

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Advocacy Report: Early Voting Begins this Month

Builders and remodelers are experiencing a fairly robust business environment (though not without challenges). In spite of this building strength, our GHBA is not experiencing the same type of resurgence which usually accompanies a housing rebound. This anomaly is attributable to the coronavirus and its impact on inperson events and gatherings.

There is a lot at stake during this election cycle, particularly in the current COVID-19 political climate. In our region, we have a seen a negative shift in public policy and general attitude regarding homebuilding and development over the last few election cycles. That is what makes this election one of the most important in recent memory. Here are a few notable races in the November general election.

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City of Houston Walkable Places & New TOD Ordinance Requirements

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Chesmar to Break Ground in 2020

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Project Playhouse Debuts at The Woodlands Children's Museum

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Get ready for an enhanced pedestrian experience throughout Houston’s neighborhoods. The approval of Houston's Walkable Places and Transit Oriented Development rules will bring changes to sidewalk, building line, and parking space requirements.

Chesmar Homes has joined the 2020 GHBA Benefit Homes team as the builder of their seventh home for this 40-year-old fundraiser. Chesmar did not let the challenges of a COVID-19 pandemic deter them from committing to this charity build. Construction will begin this fall in Lago Mar, a Land Tejas development.

The Mission Control Playhouse, built by First America Homes, has landed at its new home at The Woodlands Children Museum. Touchless ticket sales will be available. The winner will be drawn on October 16. Please come out and support both HomeAid's mission and First America Homes!

HomeAid Cares Projects Receive Improvements from Builder Partners

SEARCH’s House of Tiny Treasures and The Women’s Home (TWH) both received enhancements and upgrades thanks to the generous help of builder partners New Patio Inc. and Moriarty Construction LLC, and HomeAid board members Kathleen Stadler and Nicole Keown.

Greater Houston Builders Association Mission To provide advocacy, education, professional development, and valuable services to its members and the homebuilding industry. 9511 West Sam Houston Pkwy North, Houston, TX 77064 (281) 970-8970 phone; (281) 970-8971 fax

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PH OTO CR EDIT: BAR R Y CAS E Y (RI P)

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Departments 8 10 14 20 23 26 34 36 38 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

President’s Message Government Affairs Benefit Homes Project HomeAid Houston Education Department New Members & Renewals Sales & Marketing Council Custom Builders Council Montgomery County Division Remodelers Council Sustaining Associates Members (SAMs) Associate Council GHBA Partnerships Officers & Leadership HOME-PAC Roster The Network

Upcoming Events 18 21 24 30 32 35 37

Project Playhouse HALO Virtual Luncheon Fall Golf Tournament Membership Orientation Houston's Best PRISM Awards Battle of the Builders Builder/Remodeler Contract Seminars

Advertising/Editorial Information: Contact Brittany Feldmann at (832) 215-7232 or bfeldmann@ghba.org. Houston Builder encourages members to submit articles for publication. Articles should relate to members and to the homebuilding industry. For questions or to submit a letter to the editor, email bfeldmann@ghba.org.


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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Weathering the Storm I

entered the residential construction industry in 2002 after 27 years engineering and building refineries, petrochemical plants, pipelines and the like, aka downstream oil and gas. Actually, it was more of a reentry into the industry as I grew up in it before my career in industrial construction.

This rebound has many economists scratching their heads in light of so many Americans becoming unemployed and businesses struggling. Nonetheless, many believe the trend will continue as there exists a shortage of available inventory and mortgage rates are quite low making more homes affordable to more buyers.

Working in the oil and gas industry certainly introduced me to the boom and bust economy that is perhaps most common in oil and gas of all industries. Here in Texas we feel it more than other places, and in varying degrees it impacts the homebuilding industry. But boom and bust is not unique to oil and gas; every industry experiences it from time to time, and homebuilding is no exception.

GHBA’s financial health typically mirrors that of the residential construction industry—development, single-family, multi-family and remodeling. 2006 through 2008 were challenging for our association as well. Membership dropped, sponsorship budgets were tightened, fewer members meant fewer classes and so on.

In 2006 the sub-prime mortgage disaster hit homebuilding hard and put it in a tailspin through the end off 2008 into early 2009. From early 2009 a steady, somewhat rapid rebounding of construction through March of this year when COVID-19 put a very brief pause on new construction, for about two months according to www.macrotrends.net/1314/housing-starts-historical-chart/.

As with the turnaround in homebuilding in 2009, the tide turned for the GHBA in the years following. This brings us to today; we have a bit of an anomaly in this era of COVID-19. Builders and remodelers are experiencing a fairly robust business environment though not without challenges. Our associate members are informing us of cost increases and longer lead times to get the products and materials we need, and of course, the ever-changing role of government regulation. In spite of this building strength, our HBA is not experiencing the same type of resurgence which usually accompanies a housing rebound. And this anomaly is attributable to the coronavirus and its impact. I’ve written before about the kindred fellowship of those in our industry—we enjoy time together attending events, fishing, golfing, etc. It would be foolhardy, not to mention a violation of state and local laws, to throw caution to the wind and hold events as if this was normal times. Our inability to do so however brings along challenges. The membership committee has done a phenomenal job in light of the current situation though numbers are down a bit. Events and education are taking a hit as well. These conditions are normally associated with a downturn in homebuilding which is not the case right now. The GHBA has been blessed with great leadership over the years from the CEOs and staff to the boards and presidents. This leadership has put the association in a position to be able to weather this storm. We are still working with government entities at every level to develop smart regulation, we’re still educating our members and most of all staying in position for a strong recovery of the industry and economy as a whole. Pitch in if you can, attend a virtual class, participate in membership recruitment, buy raffle tickets for Project Playhouse, get involved in a charity project; the opportunities to be a part are still present. Be safe and may God bless. n

By GHBA President ROB HELLYER, CGR, GMB, CAPS, Premier Remodeling & Construction, LP

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ADVOCACY REPORT

Early Voting for

November Election Begins This Month

By BRADLEY PEPPER, GHBA Director of Government Affairs

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s you are probably aware from the increase in ads on social media, radio and television as well as in your mailbox, and the incessant coverage across our 24-hour news cycle, there is a critical election that begins this month. With the concern on the impact of COVID-19 virus to our families, health, jobs and businesses, it’s easy to forget that this election will see us vote not only on numerous federal, state, county and judicial level races, but we will also decide the person who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. There is a lot at stake during this election cycle, particularly in the current COVID-19 political climate, the candidates elected will have a significant impact on the homebuilding industry moving forward. Electing the most qualified, pro-housing candidates for local and state office is

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vital to the homebuilding industry and protecting housing affordability and consumer choices. In our region, we have a seen a negative shift in public policy and general attitude regarding homebuilding and development over the last few election cycles. That is what makes this election one of the most important we have had in recent memory. Here are a few of the notable races for the GHBA in the November general election. United States Senate: Incumbent Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) will face Democrat MJ Hegar. Texas Congressional District 7: Incumbent Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston) will face Republican Hunt. Texas Congressional District 22: In the race to replace retiring Congressman Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land), former Sheriff Republican Troy Nehls will face Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni. Texas House of Representatives 26: In the race to replace retiring Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land), HOME-PAC endorsed

Republican Jacey Jetton will face Democrat Sarah DeMerchant. Texas House of Representatives District 132: HOME-PAC endorsed Former Rep. Mike Schofield will face incumbent Rep. Gina Calanni (D-Katy). Texas House of Representatives District 134: HOME-PAC endorsed incumbent Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University) will face Democrat Ann Powers. Texas House of Representatives District 135: HOME-PAC endorsed Former Jersey Village Mayor Justin Ray will face incumbent Rep. Jon Rosenthal (D-Houston). Texas House of Representatives District 138: In the race to replace retiring Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), HOME-PAC endorsed Republican Lacey Hull will face Democrat Akilah Bacy. Harris County Commissioner Precinct 3: In the open race to replace retiring long-time Commissioner Steve Radack (R-Houston), HOME-PAC endorsed Spring Valley Mayor Tom Ramsey will face Democrat Michael Moore.


Important election dates: Last day to register to vote: Monday, October 5 First day of early voting: Tuesday, October 13 Last day to request ballot by mail: Friday, October 23 Last day of early voting: Friday, October 30 Election Day: Tuesday, November 3 The GHBA HOME-PAC actively screened candidates and made endorsements in a variety of state and local races. We will provide a list of HOME-PAC endorsed candidates for this election for you to take to the polls as early voting approaches. If you need more information regarding this election and/or where you can vote and your ballot, please contact Bradley Pepper at bpepper@ghba.org. n

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ADVOCACY REPORT

City of Houston Walkable Places and New TOD Ordinance Requirements

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n August, Houston City Council approved the Walkable Places and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) rules to enhance the pedestrian experience throughout Houston’s neighborhoods.

This approval will bring changes to the requirements of sidewalks, building lines, and parking spaces. Applicants will receive incentives when redeveloping in these areas through a reduction in the number of parking spaces and more buildable area. Effective October 1, 2020, the Planning and Development Department will provide applications for Walkable Places Plan (WPP), TOD amendments, Special Parking Area (SPAs), modification of sidewalks and pedestrian realm standards. •

All sidewalk permits will be regulated by the Planning and Development Department. Sidewalks widths will be determined by the (WPP) or by the TOD street classification. Under these requirements, sidewalk widths will vary from 5’ to 10’.

All modification of existing buildings within a WPP and TOD Streets will be routed to the Planning Department for review. These new requirements will increase the buildable area of developments by reducing the building line along the street and reducing the number of parking spaces required by the code.

Developers will also have the option to create a Special Parking Area (SPA) for any small neighborhood in Houston. The SPA process has been amended and simplified to assist developers with high parking demands. For questions or more information on development requirements go to www.houstontx.gov/planning or contact the Planning and Development Department at 832-393-6600 or send an email to planningdepartment@houstontx.gov. n

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Chesmar to Break Ground in 2020

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hesmar Homes has joined the 2020 GHBA Benefit Homes team as the builder of their seventh home for this 40-year-old charity fundraiser. Chesmar did not let the challenges of a COVID-19 pandemic deter them from committing to this charity build. Led by President Scott Merovitch, Chesmar will donate the construction management of the Hillcrest Plan in Lago Mar, a Land Tejas development. This lot will be Land Tejas’ 18th lot donation. "Chesmar and the ‘Chesmarian’ team have shown their deep commitment to giving back to the community through various charitable organizations," said Casey Morgan, CEO of the GHBA. "Chesmar’s Don Klein and Scott Merovitch have led the Benefit Homes team to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. GHBA is grateful and honored to have them as part of the team for 2020, especially during such a difficult year for all industries." Hundreds of GHBA members have participated in the Benefit Homes Project throughout its history. Two to three homes are built with donated materials, labor, services, and time. The Benefit Homes Project has raised nearly $12 million since it began. The Hillcrest is a one-story design that features four bedrooms with a game room option, three baths, a two-car attached garaged, and a covered patio. An extended foyer leads to open casual dining, a family room, and an island kitchen with additional countertop dining. Bedroom three can serve as a second master. The study is convenient to the common area and the master suite. "When you consider that Benefit Homes are built even during difficult times such as today with COVID-19, that says something about the hearts of the individuals in our industry who make this project a success year after year," said Rob Hellyer, president of the GHBA. The groundbreaking ceremony is being planned for Thursday, November 5. The 2020 Benefit Homes’ beneficiaries are HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home (OFH).

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When you consider that Benefit Homes are built even during difficult times such as today with COVID-19, that says something about the hearts of the individuals in our industry who make this project a success year after year. —ROB HELLYER, GHBA PRESIDENT

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● O N T H E C OV E R ●

AT BUILDERS POST-TENSION, we're

Tickled Pink

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Limited-edition pink cables are back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! At Builders Post-Tension, our job is to provide strength and support to your concrete foundations. And we’re proud to do the same for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. All month long, you can make your foundation 'pop' with the color pink with our limited-edition pink cables that aim to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer. Join with us and show your support!

A Commitment to Giving Back Builders Post-Tension, a supplier of post-tension cable, rebar, wire mesh and other concrete reinforcement products for 19+ years, is not only impacting the construction industry with our products and services, but we are also making a difference in our community through our charitable work. BPT has long made the case that the company's strong commitment and dedication to giving back is a triple win—nonprofits receive the support they need, BPT builds deeper relationships with our community, and employees have the opportunity to leverage their passion, energy and business skills in new and meaningful ways. With BPT's 50+ employees in Houston and 25 in Dallas, our team continues to align business objectives with a social mission.

WHO WE ARE ● BPT had over $46 million in total sales in 2019. ● Present 2020 sales goal of $50 million!

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● This team of dedicated professionals sells to well over 100 home builders, several multi-family contractors, and more than 50 concrete contractors in Greater Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth. ● The BPT Sales Team are Greg Tomlinson, president; Brian Conley, vice president; Greg Madrey, outside sales manager; Robin Weichert, inside sales manager and Jeremy Linzer, sales representative.


"BPT has set the bar high for GHBA members who are passionate about giving back to others!" — GHBA PRESIDENT JOHN WILLIAMS, K. HOVNANIAN HOMES

THE CAUSES NEAR AND DEAR TO BPT

HomeAid Houston

Breast Cancer Awareness

HomeAid Houston is a 501(c)3 charity of the GHBA that builds transitional housing for the homeless men, women, children and veterans of Houston. BPT donates our materials and services to the construction of these shelters and HomeAid Care providers.

October is a special month on the BPT calendar. This month will be our sixth consecutive year to bring awareness to our industry and our customers as we highlight our "Breast Cancer Awareness October Campaign." To help mark the importance of this month, BPT manufactures hundreds of thousands of feet of pink post-tension cable that is shipped out on our trucks to our customers. "Our company has adopted breast cancer awareness as one of our many priorities," said Greg Tomlinson. "One of our employees was diagnosed and has since become cancer free after her treatment at MD Anderson. We consider our team a family, so it was a natural decision to embrace this cause." This year, BPT will be making another annual donation of at least $ 10,000 to breast cancer research at MD Anderson. “Philanthropy enables our researchers to advance the fight against breast cancer by exploring innovative ideas in the pursuit of novel, more effective and personalized treatments,” said Abenaa Brewster, M.D., medical director of the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center at MD Anderson. “We are grateful for Builders Post-Tension’s support of the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center and for its company-wide efforts to raise awareness in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Together, we are Making Cancer History®.”

Operation Finally Home OFH is a 501(c)3 charity of the GHBA that provides custom-made, mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to help them get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities. BPT donates our materials and services to the construction of these new homes.

Frank Aranza Adopt-a-Family Project This annual holiday event is led by BPT and is a partnership with the Houston Housing Authority and the GHBA members and staff. It provides Christmas presents for needy families. "BPT has set the bar high for GHBA members who are passionate about giving back to others," said John Williams, president of the GHBA. "This quote by Winston Churchill reflects the charitable mentality of BPT: 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.' "

“We are appreciative for Builders Post-Tension’s generosity in enhancing the research opportunities of patients seen in the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center and for its company-wide efforts to raise awareness in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are grateful for your commitment to make advances against breast cancer and move us closer to our goal of Making Cancer History®.” — ABENAA BREWSTER, M.D., MEDICAL DIRECTOR, NELLIE B. CONNALLY BREAST CENTER AT MD ANDERSON

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Tickets for sale at the GHBA office and at www.homeaidhouston.org. Purchase of $5 raffle ticket enters you for one entry into the drawing. Drawing will be held on Friday, October 16 2020. Need not be present to win. Winner will be contacted by phone or email after drawing. Winner may be responsible for all costs related to the playhouse transportation and installation. Winner must take possession of the playhouse by October 30, 2020. For more information, contact HomeAid Houston, 9511 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston TX 77064. 281-664-1438. HomeAid Houston Federal Tax ID #20-3529994

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omeAid is excited to announce that the Mission Control Playhouse, built by First America Homes has landed at its new home from September 28 to October 16 at The Woodlands Children Museum, located at the Panther Creek Village Center at 4775 West Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. The museum is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 5pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to noon. Touchless ticket sales will be available with a QR code and HomeAid staff and various committee members will also make visits during this time to show their support and engage visitors. The drawing for the winner will be October 16. Please come out and support both our mission and First America Homes!

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Two HomeAid Cares Projects Receive Improvements from Builder Partners

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EARCH’s House of Tiny Treasures (HTT), and The Women’s Home (TWH), received enhancements with the help of builder partners who were recruited by HomeAid board members Kathleen Stadler and Nicole Keown. Nicole Keown recruited New Patio Inc. to provide and install, at a discounted price, two shade sails designed to protect children’s play areas from direct sun and rain at HTT. SEARCH’S House of Tiny Treasures is Houston’s first nationally accredited early childhood development center dedicated to serving homeless children and families. Jesse Jesenius, owner of New Patio Inc. immediately stepped up to assist in the new addition. He located, purchased, and installed the shade sails that are weather resistant and also provide an aesthetic appearance. “I was honored to be asked to take part in the House of Tiny Treasures project,” said Jesenius. “They had gotten several quotes to do this portion of the general contracting and the prices were a blow to their budget. They were

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We feel grateful that we are able to help enhance Barbara’s Place so the women who live there can continue their personal transition in beautiful, safe surroundings. — MATT MORIARTY, MORIARTY CONSTRUCTION LLC

also working on a time crunch. I was happy to complete the job at a considerably reduced fee and was able to turn it around in two days.” New Patio Inc. creates outdoor patio spaces, driveways, pool decks, pergolas, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, retaining walls, water features, pool coping and more. The company has completed more than 1,200 projects throughout the greater Houston area since starting the business in 2002. Jesenius brings nearly 30 years of construction experience to all his jobs. HomeAid also formed a construction team with the leadership of Kathleen Stadler, to provide remodeling services to Barbara’s Place, one of several homes on the campus of The

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Women’s Home (TWH), a rehabilitation facility that addresses societal issues such as homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, poverty and crime. The project included demoing a 1,600 sq. ft. floor area that is a combination of wood and tile and installing new tile that has the look of rich, finished wood, and will last for years. Builder Captain Matt Moriarty worked with his subcontractor Ralph Ortiz on the renovation. Matt and his wife Liz started Moriarty Construction, LLC officially in 2009. They are a custom builder in several areas including Braes Heights, West University, Bellaire and Memorial. Matt recruited


Ortiz, a subcontractor that has worked with Matt for more than 25 years, and his crew for the project and was also able to secure 1,600 sq. ft. of high-end tile from Earth Stone Colours, which provided the materials at a huge discount. “My wife and I have always shared the same vision, to help others who have struggled to find balance and hope in their lives,” said Moriarty. “We feel grateful that we are able to help enhance Barbara’s Place so the women who live there can continue their personal transition in beautiful, safe surroundings.” For almost 60 years, The Women's Home has grown to help thousands of women in the Houston area escape from destructive cycles of crisis and has given them a chance to rebuild their lives. The program targets women who have become homeless due to mental illness and/or substance abuse. TWH provides women with integrated, longterm residential care, psychiatric and nurse practitioner services, psychotherapy, chemical dependency services and vocational and spiritual development programs.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN & LIGHTING GALLERY

C R E AT E A S PAC E YOU LOVE TO L IVE IN Your journey starts at Ferguson It almost goes without saying: When crafting your dream home, there are a lot of different considerations to make. An abundance of styles, trends that come and go like the tide, the ever-changing landscape of interior design…it can be difficult to settle on the things you kind of like and the things you truly love. Discovering inspiration is no easy task. Thankfully, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery is ready to help. Our experts stop at nothing to help bring your vision to life, and we’re more than equipped with a variety of tools that customers like you can use to explore styles, trends and products.

SIZING UP YOUR STYLE Coastal chic? Rustic craftsman? Modern farmhouse? No matter where your style falls on the spectrum, fergusonshowrooms.com contains a plethora of options for you to look over—containing every kind of taste and trend, and the products to boot, that you need to revamp, redecorate or renovate your space to your liking.

VISUAL LEARNING If, like many, you’re more of a visual learner, you’ll love our gallery of inspired spaces. From bathrooms and kitchens to laundry and lighting, we’ve developed a carefully curated collection of vignettes that highlight the many products we provide for our customers.

WHAT’S TRENDING Lastly, our pièce de résistance: Trends & Influences, an annual release of the year’s most popular trends found throughout the industry, featuring a handpicked collection of astonishing, innovative products from many of the best brands in the world. Whether you’re starting from a blank slate or undergoing a total renovation, the experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery are on-hand and ready to help take the guesswork out of your project. Together, we’ll create a space that you can call yours, truly.

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Education Corner

DESIGNATION COURSES (NAHB University of Housing Courses) Introduction to Project Management *WEBINAR* Approved for: CGA, CGB, CGR Instructor: Jeff Hunt, CGR, GMB, CAPS Date: Thursday, October 22 Time: 9am to 5pm Fee: $250 members / $300 non-members Course Description: Develop the skills you need for successful on or off-site production operations management. This hands-on course covers the three phases of a successful venture: planning, implementation and evaluation. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to: • Explain the basics of successful project management • Execute pre-construction project management responsibilities • Manage trade contractors effectively • Perform project management duties during the project • Complete the responsibilities of post-project management Who should attend? Remodelers, residential builders, commercial contractors, wners, project managers, superintendents, sales managers and anyone involved in the pre-construction and construction process.

GENERAL EDUCATION (Not for designations) Building Builder Business through Alliances *WEBINAR* 2 Hours TREC CE Credit | TREC Class #36670; TREC Provider # 9917 Instructor: E. L. Crain Date: Wednesday, October 14 Time: 9am to 11am Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members Description: This course is designed to encourage building alliances to generate greater new construction sales and community traffic.

2020 NEC Starts This Fall, Are You Ready? *WEBINAR* Instructor: Dave Yelovich Date: Tuesday, October 20 Time: 2pm to 4pm Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members Course Description: The 2020 National Electric Code (NEC) takes effect in Texas on Nov. 1, 2020. All new electrical work permitted after this date will need to conform to the new code. Are you and your company ready for the changes? Do you have money in the budget for these new widgets and gizmos? GFCI’s on 220V circuits, new rules for outlets on kitchen islands, and new rules for electrical boxes in ceilings are just a few of the changes coming this fall. Join us virtually on Oct. 20 as we look at what is new in the 2020 NEC.

Staging 101 for Realtors *WEBINAR* 2 Hour TREC CE Credit | TREC Course #38794 Instructors: Mary Scalli, CEO/President, Simple Elegance and Karen Budde, Simple Elegance Date: Wednesday, October 21 Time: 9am to 11am Fee: $35 for members; $50 for non-members Course Description: Understand the secrets to staging! When presenting a house to a buyer, there is only one chance for a first impression. Don't risk losing a potential buyer or a higher offer because a house is not properly prepared for the market. Set your listings apart from the competition. Topics covered: 6-Step staging process; When to contact a stager; When to paint and update; Paint colors and lighting; Staging tips and tricks; Staging challenges; Furniture placement; Stunning before and afters

Geotechnical & Environmental Considerations for Design of Land Development Projects *WEBINAR* 2.25 PDH hours will be given for this webinar Instructor: David Eastwood, P. E., Geotech Engineering Date: Thursday, October 29 Time: 1 pm to 3:30 pm Fee: $35 for members; $50 for non-members Mr. Eastwood will help you understand the basics of environmental and geotechnical engineering as it relates to mass grading, pavements, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, waterlines, lift stations, elevated water tanks, detention pond, recreational lakes, small bridges, residential foundations, etc. There will be discussion about how to obtain a 79g Letter. Eastwood will also discuss the certification package for Harris County, Fort Bend County and Montgomery County. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Studies including, wetlands, subsidence, faulting, etc, will also be covered. Eastowood will share geotechnical field studies including site conditions, drilling equipment, sampling, groundwater, laboratory testing, underground utilities, proofrolling, burn pits, compaction, perched water table, etc. He will also cover subgrade stabilization, such as lime and limefly ash stabilization, dewatering techniques, wood organics removal, pad building, concrete placement and properties, and more.

2020 GHBA EDUCATION PARTNERS

ACES Builders Warranty Inc. Builders Post-Tension CenterPoint Energy High Efficiency Homes Program Exterior Inspections Fox Energy Specialists Huber Engineered Woods

Legends Architectural Stone Milgard Windows & Doors Norbord Industries Perfection Supply RoyOMartin/Corrigan OSB Suncoast Post-Tension The Sherwin-Williams Co.

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A CENTURY OF GOLF 1920 — 2020

A TRIBUTE TO

ATTENTION: NEW DATE

Tuesday October 27, 2020 Quail Valley Golf Course

PEGGY MEANS pmeans@ghba.org 281-664-1431

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

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BEVERAGE CART SPONSOR: (SOLD OUT) Thank you to: ACES Builders Warranty, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting, Legends Architectural Stone, RoofTec and Suncoast Post-Tension, Ltd.

BREAKFAST SPONSOR:

Thank you to: ConnectOne A SMART HOME Company

LUNCH SPONSOR:

Thank you to: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

GOLF BALL SPONSOR:

Thank you to: Allpoints Surveying

KOOZIE SPONSORS:

Thank you to: ACES Builders Warranty, Inc. and Datasmart/Duncan Security

TEE SPONSOR: Thank you to: Trendmaker Homes TOWEL SPONSOR:

Thank you to: Centricity (Formerly Bonded Warranty Group)

TROPHY SPONSOR:

Thank you to: Sherwin-Williams Paint Company

CLOSEST TO THE HOLE -((SOLD OUT)

Thank you to: HomePro Home Technologies and Huber Engineered Woods

HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSORS -((SOLD OUT)

Sign up as an individual to play or get your team together now.

Thank you to: SRG Stairs and ABC Home & Commercial Services

PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR: Thank you to: Ironwood Connection

GIFT BAG SPONSOR:

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Thank you to: HomeTeam Pest Defense

LONGEST DRIVE SPONSORS: ( SOLD OUT ) Thank you to: The Sherwin-Williams Paint Company and Smooth Moves Services

STRAIGHEST DRIVE SPONSOR: Thank you to: Corey Construction

We still have exceptional sponsorship opportunities available. Showcase your company’s name/logo in a fun day out on the greens. Register now!

DRIVING RANGE SPONSOR: Thank you to: Baker Nissan

INDIVIDUAL HOLE - ( SOLD OUT )

Thank you to: Advantage Benefit Solutions, Builders PostTension, Capital One, Capital Technology Group, Centricity , DPIS Builder Services, IBS Capital, LLC, Milgard Windows & Doors, O’Hagin, Perfection Supply, Venetian Stairs/Indital USA

AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS:

GOLF CARTS SPONSOR: $750 (1 Still Available) Thank you to: Roy O. Martin / OSB, L.L.C.

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PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2020 FOR SPONSORSHIP.

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I would like to participate as a __________________________________________SPONSOR for $ ________________ NAME: ________________________________________________________________________________________ PHONE: ____________________________________ EMAIL: ____________________________________________ Company Name: ________________________________________________________________________________ (EXACTLY AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR ON SIGNAGE)

______YES, PLEASE RESERVE A CART FOR ME ($25) Check Enclosed MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: Greater Houston Homebuilders Assoc. - GHBA

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FAX FORM WITH PAYMENT TO (281) 970-8971

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT PEGGY MEANS AT (281) 664-1431 or pmeans@ghba.org

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W E LCO M E N E W M E M B E R S 2020 Membership Chair

D'ANN BROWN Strucsure Home Warranty

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On behalf of the GHBA, I would like to extend a big welcome to all of our new members! We couldn’t be more thrilled that you’ve made this commitment to the Houston building community as well as to your own business development. My personal experience with the GHBA has shown me how very much there is to be gained by being an active member of this association. From the multitude of educational and professional development opportunities to the networking and community involvement events, I credit the GHBA with providing me the environment to forge invaluable business relationships and foster my continuous professional growth. Visit ghba.org for information on all upcoming events or contact the Membership Department at (281) 664-1425 to get involved and put your membership to work! I am always happy to talk to new members about how to get involved or my personal experience with the GHBA. If you have been a GHBA member for a while, please take a minute to extend a warm “hello” and congratulate our newest members listed on the next page for supporting the building industry. And remember, "When doing business, call on a member first!"

If you are interested in helping recruit members, the GHBA Membership/ Ambassador Committee invites you to the next committee meeting and lunch at the GHBA. For more info, contact Cynthia Fagan at 281-664-1425 or cfagan@ghba.org.

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BUILDERS Accenture Building Partners Gary Smith 4015 Brindisi Ct Missouri City, TX 77459 (832) 264-0773 gsmith@ accenturebuildingpartners.com accenturebuildingpartners.com Blake Custom Homes Blake Swoboda 13635 Butterfly Houston, TX 77079 (281) 831-8749 Blake@BlakeCustom.com blakecustom.com Marwood Construction Patrick Martin 5850 San Felipe Houston, TX 77057 (713) 818-1720 info@marwoodconstruction.com www.marwoodconstruction.com PleasantView Homes LLC Abimael Padron 14614 Wildwood Springs Ln Houston, TX 77044 (713) 907-8954 abimael_pvhomes@yahoo.com Starter Homes of Texas, LLC Eric Maksym 9803 Hwy. 242, Ste. 200 #211 Conroe, TX 77385 (281) 367-4200 Eric@StarterHomesofTexas.com Stephen Sheffer Stephen Sheffer 635 W Temple St Houston, TX 77009 (281) 658-0172 shefferco@gmail.com Stupa International (Stupa Homes) Prakash Adhikari 23400 Kingsland Blvd. Unit:7304 Katy, TX 77494 (612) 860-4050 prakash@stupaintl.com www.stupaintl.com

TMB Development Tony Brown 1415 North Loop West Suite 805 Houston, TX 77008 (713) 316-9991 tony@tmbhouston.com Urban Constructors Greg Karels 10318 Lake Rd, Ste A-103 Houston, TX 77070 (281) 370-6687 gregk@urbanconstructors.com Wendell Design & Construction Josh Wendell 51 Acorn Cluster The Woodlands, TX 77381 (832) 728-2050 wendelldesignandconstruction@ gmail.com

REMODELERS ProBuilt Solutions, LLC Bryan Wallace 4211 Empress Lane Richmond, TX 77406 (832 )364-9403 info@probuilt-solutions.com www.probuilt-solutions.com SK Renovations LLC Steven Farnie 4321 Kingwood Dr. Suite 106 Kingwood, TX 77339 (713) 865-6977 Steven@skrenovationstx.com Sky Builders, LLC Henrik Madsen 230 Westcott, Ste. 100 Houston, TX 77007 (713) 682-7337 skybuildersllc@hotmail.com www.sky-builders.com


MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

ASSOCIATES Copperweld David Garansuay 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 410 Brentwood, TN 37027 (832) 389-8386 dgaransuay@copperweld.com copperweld.com Crossway Mechanical LLC Brian Wright 327 S. Persimmon Rd. Tomball, TX 77375 (832) 250-6191 brian.wright@ crosswaymechanical.com www.crosswaymechanical.com Cydlon’s Cleaning Service Rosalyn Hayes P.O. Box 3744 Houston, TX 77253-3744 (713) 242-6357 cydlons1@gmail.com Endless Comfort Air llc Mateo Guzman 15502 Highway 3 #402 Webster, TX 77598 (281) 948-0277 mateo.guzman@ endlesscomfortair.com www.endlesscomfortair.com Keystone Retirement Group Neil Netoskie 9600 Long Point Rd Suite #200 Houston, TX 77055 (713) 365-3816 nnetoskie@krg401k.com www.krg401k.com Peters Plumbing Peter Boutros 16519 Innisbrook Houston, TX 77095 (832) 773-9192 peterplumbing67@yahoo.com

Prime 1 Consulting Jason Adams 3118 Broadmoor Drive Sugar Land, TX 77478 (281) 545-5005 jadams@prime1consulting.com www.prime1consulting.com R. Davis Services Inc dba Maxx A/C & Heating Ric Davis 1261 Butler Rd. League City, TX 77573 (281) 338-2653 ric@callmaxxandrelax.com www.callmaxxandrelax.com

AFFILIATES America’s Home Place Wayne Bergeron 27252 Katy Fwy, Ste. 100 Katy, TX 77494 (409) 762-9000 officeconroe@ americashomeplace.com Houston Association of Realtors RE/MAX Legacy Living Jemila Winsey 7119 FM 1464 Suite 340 Richmond, TX 77407 (713) 551-1842 jemila@remaxlegacyliving.com Houston Association of Realtors Brooks & Davis Real Estate Firm LaQuana Davis 4102 Staghorn Coral Ln Houston, TX 77045 (713) 665-8329 ldavis@brooksanddavis.com

MEMBERSHIP ROUND-UP For the month of August, GHBA held a Membership Round-Up competition. Recruiters were entered into a drawing for $150 VISA gift card for each new member they brought in. As an added incentive, each new member who joined the association was entered into a second drawing for a $150 VISA gift card. Thank you to everyone who participted in the recruitment efforts. And a huge GHBA WELCOME to all of our newest members.

MEMBERSHIP ROUND-UP WINNERS SPIKE – E.L. CRAINE BRPS Title, a Brookfield Company

NEW MEMBER – GREG KARELS Urban Constructors

AUGUST SPIKE OF THE MONTH TERRY NESCH TONER Home Matters

AUGUST RETENTION SPIKES DAVID HODGES ACES Builders Warranty, Inc./Bayou City Risk

LESLIE WOODS ACES Builders Warranty, Inc.

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MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

R E N E WA L S The following companies have shown their commitment to the industry by renewing their memberships. Companies in bold have supported the association for 10 years or more. Thank you! COMPANY

MEMBER NAME

COMPANY

MEMBER NAME

1st Infiniti Enterprises, Inc.

Andy Loyd

1997

HAR - Tammy Bateman Realtors

Victor Butschek

2018

20/20 Financial Advisers of Houston

Karin Tyson

2013

HAR - RE/MAX Legends

Ronnie Matthews

2010

7706 Properties LLC

Bonnie Ford

2016

HAR - Re/Max Pioneers

Alex Rezende, CSP, MCSP

2013

AG Custom Homes, LLC

Aristides Garcia

2014

HAR - Realm Real Estate

Sherilyn Smith

2019

Albarran Architects, LLC

Franco Albarran

2018

HAR - The Doug Erdy Group

Shirmel Gumbs-Heyliger

2019

Alianza Group Inc

Riley Logue

2018

Houston Waste Services

Bruce Gear

2019

American Truss LLC

Jack Dermer

2019

The Howard Hughes Corporation

Heath Melton

2004

APA - The Engineered Wood Association

Roy Frederick

2018

Hunton Distribution

Charlie Hunton

1983

Apex Stone, LLC

Justin Jackson

2008

Jacobs Overhead Door Company, Inc.

David Jacobs

1996

ARC Glass LLC

Brian Anderson

2016

James Hardie Building Products

Ron Wolma

1994

Arizona Tile

Meg Belmontes

2007

Jerald E. Graves & Associates, Inc.

Michael Graves

2011

ASGi Homes

Bill Ellison

2013

K. Hovnanian Homes

John Williams

1975

Averon Construction

Regina Turner

2019

Kathy Andrews Interiors, Inc.

DW Greene

2016

Bailey Custom Homes and Renovations LLC

Grant Bailey

2019

Legion Custom Home Builders LLC

Jason Guyer

2013

Boe Creative Services

Cheryl Perry

1998

Linc Plumbing

Wendi Lincoln

2015

Boutros Construction, Inc.

Mark Boutros

2009

The Loken Group

David Weaver

2019

Bradley Arant

Ian Faria

2016

M & G Trading Inc/ M & G Construction

Mustafa Erkoc

2018

Builder’s Choice, Inc.

Ivan Madrigal

2015

M & M Lighting, LP

Allan Margolin

1989

Builders West, Inc.

Kurt Lobpries

2008

M/I Homes

Jay McManus

2006

Caldwell Homes Texas LP

Herbert Williams

2017

Metro Wholesale Distributors

Adam Davis

1986

Calidad Builders

Sergio Salazar

2018

Metrostudy

Lawrence Dean

1982

Cavalry Construction, Inc.

Frank Jones

1992

Mirador Builders, LLC

Jennifer Hamelet

2007

CKI Wholesale Lock Supply Inc

Patrick Collins

2004

Morning Star Renovations

Yvonne Cummins

2017

Compliance Resources, Inc

Kassie Gnospelius

2004

New Home Star

David Pierce

2020

Corbel Custom Homes, Inc.

Mike Bregenzer

2003

OnSight Industries LLC

Gene Sanderfield

2018

Crescere Digital

Randy Corson

2019

Pinnacle Builders of Texas LLC

Russell Dugan

2018

Culp Engineering, LLC

Dwayne Culp

2015

Providence Custom Homes

Mike Mitchell

2019

Cunningham Development Ltd

Chris Cunningham

2004

Quality Drywall and Service, LTD.

John Van Eps

2017

D R Horton Americas Builder / Emerald Homes / Express Homes DAC Engineering

Chris Lindhorst

2012

Ready Cable, Inc.

Chris Lemke

2019

David Keel

2013

Reliant - an NRG Company

Austan Palmer

2014

DAP, Inc

David Sunderman

2019

Renaudin Builders

Tyler Renaudin

2018

RobRyan Construction

Ryan Harris

2004

Sabo Custom Builders

Edward Sabo

2011

Schenck Builders LLC

Yvette Schenck

2016

The SJS Group Inc

Jack Singh

2019

Smooth Move Services

Erin Edwards

2016

Southland Homes of Texas

Conor Thompson

2017

Sullivan, Henry, Oggero & Associates, Inc.

John Sullivan

2011

T.D. Cox Homes, LLC

Thomas Cox

1990

Termeer Design Group, Inc

Sharon Cabral

2000

Texas Concrete Placement, Inc.

Peter Eickstead

2018

TGB Construction Resources, LLC

Tony Uresti

2017

Van De Wiele & Vogler, Inc.

Jeffrey Vogler

1998

Westwood Builders, LLC

Brett Jensen

2019

Disama Building Group, LLC

Nicholas Bergman

JOIN DATE

2019

Echo Custom Homes LLC.

Kevin Sechelski

2016

Emser Tile and Natural Stone

Tenile Luttenegger

2019

Eric L. Davis Engineering, Inc. Exterior Inspections

Kathleen Stadler Rhondalyn Riley

2006 2017

First Continental Mortgage Company

Andy Perlman

2007

GEMS Custom Homes

Michael Stephens

1997

Global Market Integration LLC

Abdon Mendez

2016

Goetz Construction Co.

Michael Goetz

2002

Gryphon Builders

Allen Griffin

2017

Hardwood Products Company Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc.

Chris Gibbs Dudley Ray

2019 1999

HNI Services

Terry Grier

1994

Home Builders Insurance Services, LP

Corey Robinson

2007

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YOU'RE INVITED

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION Open to all GHBA members! This event is ideal for ANYONE who would like to be more involved!

thursday, nov 5 | 5pm Live via Zoom Can't make it live? Recording will be available to all registrants.

Need help deciding which councils and committees would be most beneficial to your company? Or determining which sponsorship opportunities make the best use of your marketing dollars and put you in front of your target audience? GHBA members have so many opportunities. How do you know where to start? Come hear from seasoned members of the Associate Council, Remodelers Council, Bay Area Builders Association, Montgomery County Builders & Developers Division and many others about how they have made their GHBA membership work. Q&A to follow. Come prepared with your questions!

INFO: 30 OCTOBER 2020 | HOUSTON BUILDER

RSVP at ghba.org/calendar

Cynthia Fagan cfagan@ghba.org 281.664.1425


MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT • member profile •

• member profile •

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ENDLESS COMFORT AIR, LLC is a veteran owned company. We have over 50 years combined experience in the HVAC/R industry. That experience includes installing HVAC/R equipment in new construction and existing buildings. We provide knowledgeable commercial and residential services. We have experience in installing and servicing conventional systems and geothermal systems (water source heat pumps). It is imperative for other companies to find a professional, reliable, and knowledgeable company like ours to meet their installation and service needs.

To learn more, visit www.josephchris.com or contact Veronica Ramirez at (281) 359-0060; vramirez@josephchris.net.

To learn more, visit endlesscomfortair.com or contact Mateo Guzman at (832) 224-4251; customer.service@endlesscomfortair.com.

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“The Show Must Go On!” A VIRTUAL EVENT • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd • Pre-show 5:45pm • Show begins at 6pm

Design & Concept: adMANgination

P R E S E N T E D V I RT UA L LY

Year-after-year, The GHBA-Sales & Market-

ing Council strives to bring you the most rich and robust black-tie gala awards show in the nation. This year however, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the gala must be showcased online. With heighten anticipation we are excited to bring the show to you virtually.

Watch

TICKETS SECURE YOUR VIEWING CODE AT GHBA.org TODAY. PRICE TO WATCH: $25 (through 9-24-20) $35 (after 9-24-20) 32 OCTOBER 2020 | HOUSTON BUILDER

PLAN A

Party

Start making your plans now to host a PRISM Watch Party. With a viewing code (event ticket), each of your guests can access the show from wherever they are and you can all ZOOM your party. Make it your own!


Thank You TO OUR SPONSORS *

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*As of print date.

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COUNCIL UPDATE

SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL

2020 Sales & Marketing Council President

SHANNON GASKAMP Legend Home Corporation / Princeton Classic Homes

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We Blinked and the Holidays are Here I

t’s a little hard to wrap my head around the idea that the holidays are coming, but they are. And with them brings a desire to create an as-normal-as-possible holiday for my family. That means traditional foods, sending out holiday cards and plenty of gift giving. How do you plan on tackling holiday shopping this year? Will you be hitting the stores for Black Friday deals? Walking the malls in search of a perfect gift? Keeping it all online? While it is so easy just to log into Amazon to find the latest and greatest ___ (you fill in the blank), I have a challenge for you: Shop locally. So many businesses have been hurt during the pandemic, with many shuttered for months and most still under limited-capacity mandates. It may take a little more effort, but let your gift-giving this year also be a gift to our local businesses. Here are a few ideas:

Gift cards A gift card is a one-size-fits-all kind of present and is especially good for that hard-to-buy-for aunt. Skip the VISA gift card route this year and instead head to a favorite local retailer. Would they prefer food instead? Give them a gift card to a favorite restaurant. You might also consider gifting a service, such as dog grooming for the pet lover or nail care for your well-manicured friends.

Let Your Fingers Do the Shopping Just because a business is small and local doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have an online store. In fact, many have added an e-commerce feature to their website. Take a moment to check it out and see if you can make online purchases from your local retailers. You could even save on shipping costs if you arrange to pick up your items curbside.

Chain Stores are Local Businesses, Too While there is an emphasis to shop small, don’t forget that chain stores are also local businesses, employing people from the area

who rely on their jobs to pay bills. And many of these chains — Pier 1, Stein Mart, Sur La Table, Tuesday Morning, J.C. Penney just to name a few — have filed for bankruptcy this year. So, if you have a favorite chain store, show some love there, too.

Get Social Impressed by a dinner, service or product? Let others know about it! Post reviews on Google, Facebook or Yelp. Take a photo and post it to your own social media accounts, making sure to tag the business. Let others know how pleased you were and encourage them to shop the store or eat at the restaurant.

One Final Tip If you will primarily be shopping online this year, start your holiday shopping early. About 76 percent of U.S. consumers have said they will be doing the majority of the season’s shopping online, and that means possible shipping delays. Also consider having gifts sent directly to the recipients. If you decide to do so, you won’t be alone — 57 percent of gift-givers are considering doing the same thing. Happy shopping, y’all!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL ANNUAL SPONSORS

GOLD SILVER

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SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL INFO AND SPONSORSHIPS: Contact Mel Audain (281) 664-1428; maudain@ghba.org


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A Virtual Team Competition

Competing!* REGISTER YOUR TEAM ONLINE AT GHBA.org

Teams: Stand out in the crowd...

Players must dress in their company-branded gear. *Event details are subject to change without notice.

Contact: Mel Audain at maudain@ghba.org 281-664-1428

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COUNCIL UPDATE

CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL

Home Builders Matter. By 2020 Custom Builders Council Chair

JASON GUSTAFSON, CGB,CGP Winshire Green, LLC

Unlined parchment replaced by online laptops in today’s home. Home builders (especially custom builders) must meet the common and unique needs of homeowners. When we do, we make a positive difference in our world. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home included a double front door. Each door operated on axle extending below the floor ending in a gear which connected to the opposing door’s gear by a chain. The connection makes both doors open together regardless of which door is pushed. Optimum operation, however, required some experimentation and correction. The chain had to be set in a figure eight so that both doors opened the same way (inward if I recall). While not mentioned on the tour, a chain set in a figure eight probably rubbed on itself and eventually required additional guide gears to solve that issue. Some spring-loaded mechanisms may have been added to help absorb the shock of the initial door-push. You may wonder if those improvements would require a change order, a new contract, or maybe they would be included in a warranty, but what if two years had gone by…

Welcoming visitors to Monticello employed systems that required constant improvement. Our systems of modem, router, computer, software, speakers, and a webcam may be today’s version of Monticello’s open door. Hopefully, Monticello’s doors were easier to operate. In any case, home builders implement meticulous innerworkings of a home. Hosting guests has always been an important part of home. Keeping one’s family safe, dry, and together ranks as the number one function. Working from HOME moved up the ladder recently and has always been a requirement. Monticello’s library had a writing desk, a quill and ink well, a reading desk, drafting table and reference books, which allowed working remotely. Almost 250 years later, even with cloud computing, remote logins and online meetings, we need space at home to be productive. Homes change but also remain the same. Home builders must deliver homes built to accommodate the everchanging nuances and meet new and NEVER-changing needs of homeowners and families. And the work of home builders generates benefits for the world that extend beyond the home. A 2001 study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University cites three major benefits of owning a home as well founded after extensive research.

Great questions! So…

OCTOBER IS CONTRACTS MONTH: Our contracts seminar will be held ONLINE on October 15, and Ian Faria and James Rudnicki always make something that is admittedly dry very amusing. Personally, if you must take a legal seminar (and you do if you want to use the TAB contracts) these guys bring it down to earth and keep it very pertinent to our working reality. Visit ghba.org/calendar for details.

Homeowners are more likely to: a) be satisfied with their homes and neighborhoods b) participate in voluntary and political activities c) stay in their homes longer, contributing to neighborhood stability Home builders deliver a lot of goodness. Home builders matter. Build on.

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DIVISION UPDATE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS DIVISION

2020 Montgomery County Division Chair

BRANDON LYNCH, GMB, CGP, CAPS Keechi Creek Builders

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he double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn have led to the lowest mortgage rates in history. They fell to an average of just 2.86% for the most common types of loan, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, in the week ending Sept. 10, according to Freddie Mac. The previous low was 2.88% for the week ending Aug. 6. Last year, rates were about 70 basis points higher, at 3.56% for a 30-year fixed-rate loan in the week ending Sept. 12, according to Freddie Mac. (A basis point is equivalent to 0.01%.) Even amid a health and economic crisis, median home list prices rose 10.8% compared with last year in the week ending Sept. 5, according to realtor.com data. Nationally, the median home price was $350,000 in August—a record high. The Mortgage Bankers Association predicts rates will not climb past the mid-3% range over the next two years. It anticipates rates could eventually reach the 3.65% range only toward the end of 2022. The housing market has remained one of the most resilient sectors of the economy through the pandemic, positioning itself to play an important role in an eventual recovery.

In Other News: Thanks to our players and sponsors who came out and supported the 10th Annual MCBDD Golf Tournament at The Woodlands Country Club. It was an amazing day! Mission Control, the 2020 HomeAid Houston Project Playhouse is completed and looks out of this world. Visit homeaidhouston.org to purchase your $5 raffle tickets!

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big thank you to everyone who came out for the 10th Annual Montgomery County Builders & Developers Division Golf Tournament at the beautiful Woodlands Country Club on Monday, September 14. It was a wonderful day on the links (and out of our bunkers!). Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to our generous sponsors. 1ST PLACE Team SRG Stairs Mike Rollins, Ryan Kocich, Michael Pomerleau, Clint Miller 2ND PLACE Team Expressions Home Gallery Jeff Steiner, Billy Poppell, Chris Cox, Billy Carlson 3RD PLACE Team Marsh & McLennan Terry Mann, Sean Cain, JJ Hollie, Raul Ramdas CLOSEST TO THE PIN Olen Creekmore Louis Trapollino Chris Cox LONGEST DRIVE Sean Cain (from both tees)

PUTTING CONTEST Lewis Harrison

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COUNCIL UPDATE REMODELERS COUNCIL

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WILL COLE, CGR, CAPS Divine Renovation

Above Average Long ago I was tasked to hire a group of people to operate a company (after a corporate takeover). We ran national ads and used a prestigious employment firm.

organization (the GHBA). I cannot begin to express the value I have received through mentorship (from my competitors), classes, friendships, and resources.

After a few weeks, my boss (Paul) called me in to his office to discuss my selections. I admitted that I did not have many, as most of the recruits seemed average or not really what I had hoped for.

When I hire a vendor or supplier, I always choose a GHBA member first. They have, after all, chosen to become part of the GHBA family. Joining with us in charity projects, building sandcastles and other fun events.

Paul looked at me inquisitively and said, “You know, when you hire someone you don’t always get the one you want, or the most qualified or with the most potential. Typically, you get the one that will show up and work for what you are offering to pay.” Standing there, I blinked a few times and wondered if he was referring to me personally. This brings up an important question: How do we as remodelers and builders separate ourselves from “the average.” What can we do to elevate us above our competition and get hired more often?

The Good News: You have already started your journey to success by joining your local trade

October is Contracts Month: Our contracts seminar is on October 15 and Ian Faria and James Rudnicki always makes something that is admittedly dry very amusing. Personally, I really appreciate the TAB contracts as it is easy to explain that I am the president of my trade organization (the GHBA RMC) and these are the contracts they tell me to use. Kinda like a Realtor.

The New TAB Contracts: In addition to reviewing new legislatively mandated COVID-19 compliance and flood notice requirements, over 50 additions and enhancements have been made to

the various contracts and agreements, including important modifications to address certain arbitration procedures, latent defect claim issues, code compliance matters and provisions regarding attorney’s fees. Furthermore, the package includes a new Homeowner Maintenance Form and a new Job Rules Addendum to the Independent Contractor Form. The Express Home Warranty documents will reflect current building practices and updated standards.

Don’t Lose your Access: The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) contracts are a member-only benefit and a fantastic value that can save you thousands of dollars in legal fees. TAB recently updated the contracts for the current legislative session year 2019-2021. Every two years the contracts expire in order to adopt any new legislative changes that occur during session. To access this member benefit, you must attend a contract seminar annually. We will have two sessions that will stream on Zoom October 15, 2020. If you do not attend a seminar, access will be denied as of October 16, 2020.

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In Remodelers Council News:

COMING UP:

RMC Scholarship Applications Open

Support our Sponsors:

REMODELERS COUNCIL VIRTUAL LUNCHEON

The GHBA Remodelers Council (RMC) will award two $1,000 scholarships in 2020. The scholarships are named in memory of Leo Meerman and Bill Carter. Both were longtime, active members and supporters of the RMC. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate the characteristics that both Bill and Leo personified: initiative, service to community and outstanding achievement.

We would like to personally thank our sponsors. Your support provides the Remodelers Council the opportunity to support our industry with educational and other services and our community with charitable services.

Eligibility: Only immediate family members of an active GHBA Remodelers Council member eligible for this scholarship.

Get Published!

Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 5. Scholarships will be awarded in January 2021. Apply now! Questions? Email Donna Buenik at dbuenik@ghba.org or call 281-664-1429.

For those currently on the sidelines, I ask that you first consider hiring a sponsor for your next project.

Thursday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m. Live via Zoom Topic: TBD Cost: $20 earlybird; $30 after Nov. 5 Sponsored by:

Tabletops: ACES Builders Warranty; Expressions Home Gallery; Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Don’t miss your chance to become published. Send us your best story and see it published in the Houston Chronicle. Articles must be between 300 to 500 words and include a high resolution project photo. Your story should be considered educational to a homeowner and not self-serving. Send them to lorraine@idealconsulting.net. n

s tand out w i th S AM! Associates make up about two-thirds of the GHBA membership and through extra financial commitments from sponsorships, they finance a large portion of the advocacy and ongoing work on behalf of the housing industry. The Sustaining Associate Member Program (SAM) is just our way of saying "thanks!" SAMs receive additional

recognition throughout the year in Houston Builder magazine, with distinguishing ribbons at events, signage at the GHBA building, and more! Our SAMs really go the extra mile for the GHBA. If you see one of these superstar associates, please take a minute to say thank you. Learn more about the SAM program at www.ghba.org/sponsorships.

2020 GRAND ($10,000+)

Join the 2020 SAM list! Call Cynthia at (281) 664-1425 to find out more.

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Legends Architectural Stone Milgard Windows & Doors Norbord Industries Perfection Supply Rooftec Sherwin-Williams Co. SRG Stairs StrucSure Home Warranty Suncoast Post-Tension

2020 PREMIER ($5,000+) ABC Home and Commercial Services Allpoints Surveying Centerpoint Energy Exterior Inspections Huber Engineered Woods Keller Williams – The Icon Team RoyOMartin/Corrigan OSB Texas Builders Finance Thorntree Slate & Marble Venetian Stairs Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

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COUNCIL UPDATE

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL

2020 Associate Council Chair

PAT WILSON Legends Architectural Stone

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uccess is for those that press on when they see a wall, find ways around a road block and consistently push boundaries and conquer against all odds.” ~ Oscar Bimpong I believe this quote resonates with the people of Texas. Our lives have been tested in so many ways we could not have imagined. Our families have been stressed and daily lives altered due to the various displacements caused by COVID-19. Further doubt was seeded by our media, jobs were lost, companies suffered, and lives were lost. Despite all the adversity that surrounds us, Texans have yet again shown our resilience in spirit and community. Our building industry has shown nothing less in spirit and community. Simply put, we have acted and carried ourselves as a family. No one could have foreseen the financial outcome that we have seen since the pandemic began. Builders and trades alike worked together to create great partnerships as the unforeseen demand for more construction has stormed through Houston and the surrounding metroplexes. Several homebuilders have posted record sales numbers in recent months despite rising construction costs created by the

pandemic and new working conditions. Inventory homes on the market for resale continue to shrink further driving new construction to new heights.

Finally, don’t forget to register for the 2020 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards. Though PRISM will be held virtually this year, GHBA has some fun surprises in store.

Remodels of existing homes are surging as “Stay at Home” orders have us analyze our homes in ways we may not have thought of previously. The Greater Houston Builders Association and staff have worked hard to ensure that our building community has remained informed and made accommodations for online networking and educational events to weather this continuous change.

With plenty of events to attend this month, let the fun begin! I hope to see you around at the various events.

COMING UP:

Who would have thought, given all that has occurred with the pandemic and in an election year that Houston’s building community would be sitting in the position we are currently in.

Sponsorships available now! Contact Peggy at pmeans@ghba.org

Find out more about what’s happening in the industry with some upcoming events, such as the Associate Council Webinar on October 1 featuring a panel discussion with some of Houston’s top remodelers. Then, on October 27, our Annual Spring Golf Tournament is being held at Quail Valley. The Bay Area Builders will be hosting their webinar on October 6 and the annual contract seminars for custom builders and remodelers will be on October 15.

SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT (SEE PG 24)

Tuesday, October 27 at Quail Valley Golf Course 9 a.m. Shotgun Start

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL VIRTUAL MEETING

Thursday, November 5 11:30 a.m. at GHBA Education Center 9511 W Sam Houston Parkway N, Houston, TX 77064 Cost: $25 earlybird; $30 after Nov. 4 Sponsored by:

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ASSOCIATES MAKE UP TWO-THIRDS OF THE GHBA MEMBERSHIP AND THROUGH THEIR EXTRA SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENTS, THEY FINANCE A LARGE PORTION OF THE ADVOCACY AND ONGOING WORK ON BEHALF OF THE HOUSING INDUSTRY.

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OFFICERS AND LEADERSHIP GHBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ROB HELLYER PRESIDENT

KEITH LUECHTEFELD VICE PRESIDENT

DEBBIE PAGE ASSOCIATE V. P.

JENNIFER KELLER SECRETARY

LISA GENTRY TREASURER

IAN FARIA LEGAL COUNSEL

Abdul Barazi, Ryko Development D’Ann Brown, CGA, CGP, StrucSure Home Warranty Will Cole, CAPS, CGR, Divine Renovation Randall Duncan, Datasmart/Duncan Security Ian Faria, Bradley Arant Shannon Gaskamp, Legend Home Corporation/Princeton Classic Homes Zach Gavos, Keepsake Design + Build Lisa Gentry Jason Gustafson, CGB, CGP, Winshire Green, LLC Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS, Premier Remodeling & Construction, LP Ericka Hill, Ravenna Homes, LLC Johnny Hollins, J.G. Hollins Builders Jennifer Keller, William Lyon Homes Nicole Keown, CGB, CGP, Sandcastle Homes Inc. Keith Luechtefeld, Shea Homes Brandon Lynch, GMB, CGP, CAPS, Keechi Creek Builders Kendall McDermott, Allpoints Surveying Heath Melton, The Howard Hughes Corporation Sean Mulroony, Highland Homes Houston, LTD Terry Nesch, TONER Home Matters Lindy Oliva, PulteGroup Debbie Page, 1st Infiniti Enterprises, Inc./1st Texas Fire Protection Kevin Stuckey, Wan Bridge Group Ed Taravella, TARACORP Kevin Vick, CAPS, CGP, CGR, Vick Construction & Remodeling, Inc. Mark Welch, David Weekley Homes John Williams, K. Hovnanian Homes Laurie Wilson, First American Title-Homebuilder Division Pat Wilson, Legends Architectural Stone Nicole Zimmermann, HistoryMaker Homes

PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEES D’Ann Brown, CGA, CGP, StrucSure Home Warranty Randall Duncan, DataSmart/Duncan Security Mark Welch, David Weekley Homes

GHBA’S TAB DIRECTORS

GHBA’S NAHB DELEGATES

Kena Armstrong, CIC Adam Aschmann D’Ann Brown, CGA, CGP Lisa Clark Gonzalo Garcia, CGR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, GMR Allen Griffin, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP Stephen Hann, CGR, GMB, GMR, CGP Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS Sean Hodge Don Klein Keith Luechtefeld Matthew Reibenstein Ron Rohrbacher

Adam Aschmann Don Klein Clayton Farmer, CGP, HERS, LEED AP, GBV, GBE Victoria Hawes Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS Kathy Howard Keith Luechtefeld Renae Turnbaugh

TAB LIFE DIRECTORS

JOHN WILLIAMS PAST PRESIDENT

CASEY MORGAN EXECUTIVE VP & CEO

Adam Bakir, P.E., GMB Randy Bayer, GMB Suzi Bayer, CGA, CSP, CGB Randy Birdwell Ronny Carroll Jonathon Casada, GMB KC Cox, CGA, CAPS, CGP Mike Dishberger, GMB Jim Frankel, GMB Russel Garrison Kathy Howard,Environments for Living Jeff Hunt, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP Barry Kahn Andy Loyd Eddie Martin Keith Rodgers, CGA, CSP Bill Shaw, CGR, GMB, CAPS Kathleen Stadler

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NAHB LIFE DELEGATES Randy Bayer, GMB Suzi Bayer, CGA, CSP, GMB Dan Bawden, JD,CAPS,CGP,CGR,GMB Jonathon Casada, GMB, CAPS KC Cox, CGA, CAPS, CGP Mike Dishberger, GMB Stephen Hann, CGR, GMB, GMR, CGP Jeff Hunt, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP Barry Kahn Charles Leyendecker Mike Manners Eddie Martin Tom Richey, CMP, MIRM David Walton

NAHB SENIOR LIFE DELEGATES Randy Birdwell J.S. Norman, Jr.

COUNCIL PRESIDENTS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS Ambassador/Membership Committee – D'Ann Brown Associate Council – Pat Wilson Benefit Homes Committee – TBD Community Developers Council – Ed Taravella Custom Builders Council – Jason Gustafson Education Committee – Dave Yelovich Government Affairs Committee – Mike Dishberger Green Built Gulf Coast – Nicole Keown & Jim Spurgeon HomeAid Board President – Jim Muska HOME-PAC – Jim Holcomb Past President’s Council – John Williams Retention Committee – Debbie Page Remodelers Council – William Cole Sales & Marketing Council – Shannon Gaskamp Volume Builders Committee – Jeff Dye

GHBA DIVISION PRESIDENTS Bay Area Builders Association – Ericka Hill Montgomery County Division – Brandon Lynch

GHBA STAFF Executive Vice President and CEO Casey Watts Morgan - (281) 664-1432 CMorgan@ghba.org Director of Government Affairs Bradley Pepper - (281) 664-1430 BPepper@ghba.org Director of Builder Programs Donna Buenik - (281) 664-1429 DBuenik@ghba.org Director of Membership/Marketing Cynthia Fagan - (281) 664-1425 CFagan@ghba.org Director of Special Events Melvina Audain - (281) 664-1428 MAudain@ghba.org Director of Education and Career Services Peggy Means, CGA - (281) 664-1431 PMeans@ghba.org Publisher - Print & Web Brittany Feldmann - (832) 215-7232 BFeldmann@ghba.org Public Relations Director Terry Swenson - (281) 382-9977 TerrySwenson21@gmail.com Chief Financial Officer Griff Godwin, CPA - (281) 664-1427 GGodwin@ghba.org Accountant Lincoya Ferguson - (281) 664-1434 LFerguson@ghba.org Government Affairs Coordinator Tala Odat - (281) 664-1433 todat@ghba.org Membership Coordinator Vilma Bonilla - (281) 664-1426 VBonilla@ghba.org Administration & Builder Programs Coordinator Simone Castille - (281) 664-1439 scastille@ghba.org Office Manager Janet Todd - (281) 664-1424 JTodd@ghba.org HomeAid Executive Director Carole Brady - (281) 664-1436 cbrady@homeaidhouston.org HomeAid Director of Development Kirsten Robbins - (281) 664-1438 krobbins@homeaidhouston.org Administrative Accountant Lisa Gentry - (281) 664-1440 lgentry@homeaidhouston.org HomeAid Events and Operations Coordinator Emilee Proctor - (281) 664-1435 eproctor@homeaidhouston.org


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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 866.795.9758 www.2-10.com

Hotchkiss Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 713.292.5723 www.hiallc.com

ACES Builders’ Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 46 281.362.5413 www.AcesBuildersWarranty.com

Houston Post Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 713.702.8899 www.houstonposttension.com

Acme Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover 713.681.4651 www.brick.com

Norbord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 norbord.com/solarbord

Builders Post-Tension Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 281.873.9500 www.builderspt.com

RoofTec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 281.807.9993 rooftectx.com

Centricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 47 281.744.7338 jmcgrath@centricity.com

Southern Front Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 281.890.5860 southernfront.com

Champions Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 281.376.6442 www.championsstone.com

StrucSure Home Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 46 832.814.3942 www.strucsure.com

CKI Wholesale Lock Supply Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 46 713.462.0704 www.ckilock.com

Surface Systems of Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 281.776.5111 www.surfacesystemsoftexas.com

Cornerstone Overhead Garage Door . . . . . . 47 832.528.8407 cornerstoneoverheaddoor.com

Thomas Garage Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 713.725.8787 www.jthomasdoor.com

Gallant Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 281.762.9707 gallantgaragetx.com

W.R. Watson Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 281.495.2800 x14 www.wrwatson.us

Home of Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 47 800.445.8173 x2149 www.homeoftexas.com

Wisenbaker Builder Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 281.233.4000 www.wisenbaker.com

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