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THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF LOUISVILLE, INC.

association news 13 The SMC – Working Together and Supporting ‘Do Business with a Member’ 14 2012 Continuing Education Classes Offer Members More Than Just Credit 18 Second Annual Home Product Expo Presented by Window World a Big Success 20 Digging Deep for the Latest News About Landscaping 25 2011 Louisville Remodeling Awards Winners

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Chuck Kavanaugh Installed as 2012 EOC President HBAL Executive Vice President Chuck Kavanaugh was recently installed as president of NAHB’s Executive Officers Council (EOC) at the International Builder’s Show held in February in Orlando. Kavanaugh is the fifth executive officer in the state of Kentucky to have served in that capacity.

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departments Perspective Letter...............................5 Member News..................................26 Spike List.........................................27 New Members..................................28 Honor Roll.......................................29 Milestone Members.........................29 Corporate Sponsors..........................29 Calendar of Events...........................30 SMC AwArdS i 2012 EduCAtion ClASSES i HoME ProduCt ExPo rECAP i lAtESt nEwS About lAndSCAPing

tHE oFFiCiAl PubliCAtion oF tHE HoME buildErS ASSoCiAtion oF louiSVillE, inC.

VoluME 25, no.03 MArCH 2012

2012 NAHB Executive Officers Council President

CHUCK KAVANAUGH

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Elliot Eisenberg brings Typical Economic Information with an Atypical Presentation

1000 North Hurstbourne Parkway Louisville, KY 40223-4012 (502) 429-6000 FAX (502) 429-6036 Email: newhomes@hbal.com Web Site: www.hbal.com 2012 OFFICERS Rob Eberenz, Jr. President Bob Thieneman, Jr. Vice President Perry Lyons Treasurer Pat Durham Secretary Stan Logan, Jr. Associate Vice President Charles J. Kavanaugh Executive Vice President BUILDER DIRECTORS Brandon Bailey Greg Burrus Terry Chynoweth Michael Isaac Don Karem P. R. Lancaster David Lurding Jeremy McGraw George Miller Jason Orthober Chris Osborne Rocco Pigneri Mark Simpson Dave Smith ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS Deborah Bilitski Joe Dumstorf Dave French Dale Hellmann Andrew Holden John Hollenbach Stephanie Horne John Lannert David Mikels David Mindel Teresa Morgan Jeff Ratanapool Joe Simms

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HONORARY associate DIRECTORs Frank Arnold, Sr. Richard Bean PUBLISHER Charles J. Kavanaugh EDITOR Tara Brinkmoeller Advertising Melissa Mattingly Kimberly Greenwell 502.429.6000 GRAPHIC DESIGN Scott Dudgeon Writers Stacy Smith Rogers HBAL Issues Nancy Miller Product Features HBAL Staff PRINTING United Graphics

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I’ve officially been installed as the Executive Officers Council (EOC) President while at the International Builders Show in Orlando last month. I’ve already begun to fulfill my duties as EOC president and am enjoying my new role, while simultaneously maintaining my daily oversight duties and leadership here for our Association at home. I want to take this opportunity to thank our members, board, and the executive committee for your support of me taking on this role and responsibility. I also want to thank the nearly two dozen HBAL members who attended the EOC installation breakfast in Orlando to share this wonderful experience with me. It meant a lot to have such an overwhelming amount of support. Now on to the topic that I’d really like to share with you this month. Let this serve as my formal invitation to you to attend the April 2nd General Membership Meeting featuring Elliot Eisenberg. Elliot operates a company called GraphsandLaughs LLC thru which he publishes a daily 70-word opinion blog about how economics play into a variety of world issues and topics. You can sign up to receive his daily blog for free by emailing Elliot@graphsandlaughs.net. Elliot is the Senior Economist of NAHB provid-

ing input and analysis on a myriad of products. He also focuses on conducting local construction impact studies and has recently completed a study of the dollar impacts of regulation on the construction industry. What sets Dr. Eisenberg apart from other economists across the country is his eccentricity in his approach and presentation of his subject. He is like no economist you will have seen before and although you may forget some of the information he shares with you, you will surely never forget Elliot! Make plans to join us on April 2nd beginning at 11:30 am at the Olmsted for our April General Membership Meeting featuring Dr. Elliot Eisenberg. Not only will you hear some outstanding information, but you’ll have fun doing it!

Charles J. Kavanaugh Executive Vice President Home Builders Association of Louisville

A Few Examples from Elliot Eisenberg’s blog at LaughsandGraphs.net: Honey, Where are the Kids?

According to the Census Bureau, the number of people under 18 fell by 260,000 between 7/1/10 and 7/1/11. The last decline in the child population was in the 70s when the boomers were no longer teens but not yet adults. Before that, it was during the Depression. With the number of births currently depressed by several hundred thousand due to the Great Recession, this population will remain abnormally low for years. Love Someone

Economists find that an underdog tennis player is more likely to win if the winner of that match must then play a top ranked opponent. The highly ranked next opponent causes both players to “save” themselves so as to have more energy for the next big match. Similarly, when a match features two exhausted opponents the underdog also gains an edge. Why? Turns out top players are great because of the extra effort put forth! Gender Chores

According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics study, married full-time working childless women work 8 minutes more a day than their full-time working spouses if you include both office and housework. For similar couples with children under 18, the gap grows to 20 minutes a day. Turns out men do less housework (but it’s growing) than women but put in more time at the office (but it’s declining) than their wives. HBAL.COM

Watch a video of Dr. Eisenberg from his visit to the The Builders Association of Northern Nevada on our Facebook page. FACEBOOK

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Chuck Kavanaugh Installed as 2012 EOC President New Role Enables HBAL Executive Vice President to Help Foster National Home Building Recovery By Stacy Smith Rogers, Grace Communications, LLC

HBAL Executive Vice President Chuck Kavanaugh was recently installed as president of NAHB’s Executive Officers Council (EOC) at the International Builder’s Show held in February in Orlando. Kavanaugh is the fifth executive officer in the state of Kentucky to have served in that capacity. Former HBAL Executive Vice President John Robinson, former Northern Kentucky Home Builders Association Executive Vice President Don Wiedeman, Home Builders Association of Lexington Len Paulsen, and current HBAK Executive Vice President Bob Weiss have previously served as presidents of the EOC. 6 louisville builder • hbal.com

The EOC was established in 1950 to exclusively serve the needs of NAHB’s 700 state and local executive officers and HBA’s throughout the country. It is governed by a 27-member board of directors, including four senior officers – president, vice president/treasurer, secretary and immediate past president. “NAHB’s Executive Officers Council (EOC) plays a key role in connecting its high-level officers around the country with the networking and education opportunities available to them,” Director of the EOC Ariel Moyer said. “We are very excited to have Chuck coming in as our incoming president. Chuck brings


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with him a vast array of institutional knowledge, as well as the highest level of professionalism. With so many builders in the state, and across the country, needing help and guidance right now, the EOC thinks of itself very fortunate to have such an innovative leader at the helm.”

“As the downturn hit and no one really knew what to do about it, I decided it might be time to play a more active role in being part of the solution to help our industry.” – Chuck Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh, who was named executive vice president of HBAL in 1996, said the timing was finally right for him to step forward and embrace the responsibilities of this national level office. He explained that when Weiss served as president of the EOC, he invited him to become more active within the council. “Bob really immersed me into the EOC and invited me to be vice chairman of the Association Issues Committee about 10 or 11 years ago. It was then that he put a bug in my ear about serving as president of the EOC. At that time, I was really focused on Louisville and I didn’t want to distract from that. Since then, I’ve been chair of every committee within the EOC and have

worked on many initiatives and task forces.” Kavanaugh most recently served on the Budget Committee. “Then, as the downturn hit and no one really knew what to do about it, I decided it might be time to play a more active role in being part of the solution to help our industry. That’s what motivated me to pursue this opportunity,” he said. STRONGER NAHB = STRONGER LOUISVILLE Kavanaugh said that this role within the EOC will better enable him to interact with the leadership at NAHB, communicate closely with senior officers and play an active role in discussions of doing business in new ways. He hopes to continue bringing back new ideas and important information that the local association here in Louisville can use productively. A recent example of something he and John Miranda, Pinnacle Properties, (who serves as vice-chair of the national Membership Committee) brought home was a new membership plan which is similar to the national plan. “Bob Thieneman and Pat Durham will be implementing that plan this year, and with membership recruitment and retention being a top priority for us, I’m looking forward to helping foster its development.” Among the top priorities at the national level are budgetary and march 2012 7


Chuck Kavanaugh Installed as EOC President governance issues, on which Kavanaugh plans to focus heavily. He explained that the EOC has set forth goals that he will work hard to implement this year. “When you take on a role like this, you don’t just do it thinking, ‘how will it benefit me and my association.’ You do it for the entire industry as a whole. I want to make sure that the EOC maintains a strong relationship with senior officers and staff. By keeping NAHB strong, Louisville benefits in many ways,” he said. HBAL President Rob Eberenz commented on how Kavanaugh’s new role reflects on the Louisville community, “This is a proud moment in the history of HBAL. Louisville has always had a voice on a national level and this is a tangible result of our continued efforts. Chuck will bring the ‘grass root’ sentiments of most associations across the country to the individuals that create policy with NAHB.” What do Kavanaugh’s Counterparts Around the Country Expect from Him? David Ellis, executive officer at the Greater Atlanta HBA, serves on the EOC with Kavanaugh. He commented on what Kavanaugh brings to the national table. “Chuck brings great enthusiasm and experience to everything that he does.   He is also truly committed to improving the industry in which he has become such a well respected leader. In the years that I have been privileged to work with Chuck, I have seen him time and time again work selflessly to find solutions for difficult challenges.” Ellis noted that Kavanaugh uses his patience, his sense of fairness and his commitment to excellence to move the EOC forward. “As EOC president, I am confident that Chuck will raise the industry to new heights,” he added.

“Chuck brings great enthusiasm and experience to everything that he does.   He is also truly committed to improving the industry in which he has become such a well respected leader.” - David Ellis

Jon Chandler, chief executive officer of the Oregon HBA, offered his perspective of working with Kavanaugh. “I think Chuck is going to be an excellent EOC president. He’s a thoughtful guy, which is essential at a time when the industry we represent is so badly damaged and the temptation to panic is ever-present.” Chandler elaborated on why Kavanaugh is the right man for the right job at the right time. “He has already demonstrated an ability to create a successful association in a tough market, which means that he can speak from experience and lead by example. He projects an air of calm confidence, and because it’s backed by years of success, people listen to him. These are fascinatingly dreadful times for our industry and our associations, and I think Chuck’s background is perfect because he knows, and can communicate, what works and what doesn’t (and why), and does so in a very effective manner,” Chandler added.

“Chuck’s determination to get things done will serve him well as the EOC president. He is well respected by all EO’s across the country and his expertise in the industry and in the association world is phenomenal.” - Tim Minton

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Tim Minton, executive vice president of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County, echoed his counterparts’ confidence in Kavanaugh. “Chuck’s determination to get things done will serve him well as the EOC president. He is well respected by all EO’s across the country and his expertise in the industry and in the association world is phenomenal.” Minton went on to describe how Kavanaugh is perceived among other executive officers around the country. “Many of the newer EOs, myself included, look at Chuck as a role model to emulate.  He has outstanding integrity and knowledge on how to run a successful organization.” What Challenges are Ahead for NAHB’s EOC? Ellis elaborated on the challenges that Kavanaugh might face. “Chuck will be called upon to invest a lot of time to issues that will arise during the year.  I know that he’s a good time manager, and he will work hard to give the appropriate time to his own association, while tending to his EOC responsibilities.” Chandler acknowledged the obstacles Kavanaugh will encounter in 2012. “He’s coming into his leadership role at NAHB at a time of particular upset. Our national association is under significant financial stress. We’ve seen local HBAs go out of business due to the collapse of the housing market, and there are more internal and external pressures on both the members and the associations than ever before.” Chandler explained how Kavanaugh’s abilities are a good match for the current situation. “We can’t do much about the times, of course, but we can control our reactions and responses to the times – and that’s where I see Chuck shining. What he’s been able to do in Louisville might not be precisely translatable to other associations in other parts of the country, but the example – and Chuck’s leadership – is valuable and needed,” he added.

“We can’t do much about the times, of course, but we can control our reactions and responses to the times – and that’s where I see Chuck shining. - Jon Chandler

  Minton added his perspective on some of the challenges awaiting the new EOC president. “Chuck understands that associations must continue to adapt to be successful during the new economy that we now face.  He continues to make the Louisville HBA one of the stars in our federation.  Chuck will do a great job of leading us through constant challenges in technology and what our members need to do to be successful.” Minton said that he thinks Kavanaugh’s biggest challenge will be providing leadership to NAHB on the direction it will need to go to be relevant to members in the future. Kavanaugh explained that the core responsibilities of the EOC are to educate and help improve professionalism among HBA executive officers around the country. With the time constraints and economic challenges that many executive officers are facing right now, Kavanaugh explained that the EOC will focus on information sharing in the most affordable and productive ways it can. “We’ve added a whole series of webinars on different educational topics so that people who can’t make it to national meetings can still benefit from the sharing of best practices.” In addition, Kavanaugh said they will continue a weekly newsletter that keeps executive officers up-to-date on important legislative and industry developments.


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26th Annual

Sales & Marketing Council Awards SMC Awards Focus on Excellence in Marketing Local Building Industry The Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) held its Annual Awards of Excellence Banquet January 24. The SMC Awards of Excellence Program was created to promote competition and creativity of design in housing, development and advertising and to recognize outstanding sales efforts among real estate industry professionals. The 2011 SMC Sponsors: Year-Long Sponsor:

The 2011 SMC Executive Committee Members: Chairman: Pat Durham, Durham Built Homes Rodney Davidson, MetLife Home Loans Imogene Dedman, Commonwealth Bank and Trust Brenda Doll, Keller Williams Realty

Participating Sponsors:

Louisville Realty Group Fireplace Distributors America’s Floor Source Key Homes, LLC

David Ernst, Louisville Realty Group Steph Horne, Agency Title, Inc. Buddy Kittle, South Central Bancshares Mortgage John Marshall, Elite Homes Trudy Martin, G. Martin Realtors Teresa Morgan, Semonin Realtors Jeanna Motes, Prime Lending Greg Scheer, Greg Scheer & Associates Nationwide Insurance Joe Simms, Re/Max Associates/Joe Simms

SMC Chairman Pat Durham with 2011 Member of the Year Buddy Kittle

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SMC Awards

And the winners were ... Agent - highest dollar volume and units for the year Susan Graf Norton Commons Realty   Best Logo Design – Builder Karem Built Homes   Best Logo Design – Realtor/Developer Louisville Realty Group   Best Logo Design – Associate Agency Title, Inc.   Best Print Advertising – Newspaper (Builder) Karem Built Homes Grand Opening of the Design Show   Broadcast Media Advertising of the Year Elite Homes, Inc. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition  

Best Integrated Internet Marketing Campaign - Elite Homes

Best Website; Realtor - Louisville Realty Group

Highest dollar volume and units for the year - Susan Graf

Best Logo Design; Builder - Karem Built Homes

Best Website – Builder Elite Homes, Inc. www.EliteBuiltHomes.com   Best Website – Realtor Louisville Realty Group www.LouisvilleRealtyGroup.com   Best Corporate/Sales Print Collateral – Builder Wolford Building & Remodeling “One Source”   Best Print Advertising – Realtor/Developer Louisville Realty Group “Picture Yourself in One of Ours”   Best New Concept in Marketing - Builder Karem Built Homes Designer Show House   Best Integrated Internet Marketing Campaign Elite Homes, Inc. Elite Homes E-mail Marketing   Best Marketing Campaign - Builder Karem Built Homes Downsizing E-mail Campaign march 2012 11


SMC Awards

Best Patio Home Community - Michael R. Effinger, LLC

Best Patio Home Community Michael R. Effinger, LLC Lake Village at Landis Lakes   Remodeling Design Over $100,000 Wolford Building & Remodeling Hobbs Park   Best New Home Design Feature PR Lancaster Lancaster Built Homes   Best Single Family Development Under 300 Homes Rock Springs   Best Model Home Wolford Building & Remodeling Bellacasa   Builder Home Design - Under $300,000 Karem Built Homes Ashley Model Home

Builder Home Design; Over $1,200,000 - Paragon Homes

 Builder Home Design - Under $400,000 Meridian Construction The Piazza   Builder Home Design - Under $550,000 Leo Thieneman, Jr. Sweetgrass Manor   Builder Home Design Under $700,000 Burrus Architecture & Construction The Metropolitan   Builder Home Design - Under $1.2 Million Paragon Homes Equestrian Lakes Home   Builder Home Design - Over $1,200,000 Paragon Homes River Glades Home   HBAL Sales & Marketing Council Member of the Year Robert “Buddy” Kittle South Central Bancshares Mortgage

What’s in a SMC Award? What Do Members Hope to Gain? HBAL members share why they take the time and effort to submit entries for the SMC Awards of Excellence ... “Whether we win or not, we submit as a way to internally recognize the outstanding work of our sales staff. They work so hard and do such a great job that we try and take every opportunity to show them how much we appreciate their efforts,” said Jarrod Vowels, Dominion Homes.   David Ernst, Louisville Real Estate Group, commented on the social media opportunities that open up, “We are continually looking for opportunities to generate relevant content for our website and on social media – submitting for these types of awards can create that content, particularly if we win!” Ernst said that his company also views submissions as a way to support HBAL and the SMC in particular. “By focusing on the marketing and sales efforts produced by member companies, we increase awareness of the importance of this component of our business and encourage all members to raise the bar in marketing and advertising.”   Don Karem, Karem Built Homes, added, “If we win, we use the award recognition in our advertising and marketing. We also feel that submitting allows us to showcase our materials and product to our peers within the organization, which is just as important as showcasing to the public.”   Steph Horne, Agency Title, noted that as a past winner, she feels it’s beneficial to submit again as a way to continue her support of the awards program and the association. “It’s such an honor to be recognized by your peers for these awards. The amount of support that is generated by our SMC and these awards in particular is overwhelmingly positive. Attending the awards ceremony is also excellent networking.” HBAL.COM

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The SMC Working Together and Supporting ‘Do Business with a Member’ By Stacy Smith Rogers, Grace Communications, LLC

The Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) works hard to increase the level of professionalism in the promotion of the new construction industry. Through networking and education, the SMC plays an important role within HBAL. A current example of this is the March meeting, which features Tim Jones (the “Action Coach”) who delivers tips on prioritizing 2012 business goals and help members to develop action lists and create results members can measure. Another example of how the SMC works to promote new home building and remodeling is the synergy created when members connect with other members and achieve common goals. According to SMC Chair Pat Durham, Pat Durham Builders, SMC members are constantly promoting new homes and remodeling. “A great example of teamwork in action among SMC members is the effort of several members to sell a contract home in the upcoming Homearama.” Durham speaks from experience regarding the collaboration. He, along with Teresa Morgan, Semonin Realtors, Bob Thieneman, Jr., R.J. Thieneman, and others worked together to devise an outside-the-box plan to successfully land a contract on an upcoming Homearama home in Rock Springs. While “doing business” together, they joined forces to create the sale of a newly-built home that benefited all parties. That kind of thinking, Durham believes, is just what will help drive continued momentum among SMC members this year. Morgan said that she thinks one of the strongest methods of building businesses is simply doing business with a member. Events like Table Top Night and external events such as the Home, Garden & Remodeling Show allow members to build valuable relationships with each other and help strengthen the commitment for doing business with other members. One example of everyone working together that Morgan referenced was the effort to raise money for the charity playhouse sponsored by River City Bank that Durham is building for the Building Industry Charitable Foundation at Homearama at Rock Springs. Morgan also explained how she, personally, is making an effort to promote “Do Business with a Member.” “Before I agree to purchase anything or hire someone, I’m going to try to see if I could choose a vendor from within HBAL. Perhaps, if we all did that, we could strengthen the association and make us all aware of how important it is to support fellow members, who, in turn, support HBAL through their membership.” Three ways that members of SMC “Do Business with a Member” The “Do Business with a Member” campaign is a continued focus this year for HBAL members and the SMC is emphasizing the valuable role it plays in keeping the association strong and its members busy. Here are just three ways SMC members network to “do business” with fellow HBAL members. 1.  Hello, nice to meet you .... The SMC provides a venue for introducing members who can help each other. For example, Realtor members who need new construction or remodeling assistance help know they can call a HBAL builder or remodeler and feel confident that those members are required to meet a higher standard of performance than the general public of construction specialists. 

2.  Hello, how can I help you? ... Durham cited a recent example of a SMC Realtor who needed emergency help with a customer’s existing home whose ceiling fell apart due to unsupported weight of the drywall.  “The home was actively listed and being shown, and the home could not be shown in that condition.  The Registered Builder got the ceiling taken care of within two days of the initial call.  She then recommended the builder for a new customer for a remodeling project, and the builder got the job. That was a perfect example of doing business with a member.” 3.  Hello, I have a referral for you... Durham also referenced an SMC Realtor who recently attended the Awards of Excellence luncheon and met a builder who was being honored for winning an award.  “She knew of the builder, had admired his work as a new homes specialist, but had no idea that he did remodeling projects as well. As a result of that awareness, she called the builder and introduced him to a client who wanted to do a large remodeling project. Another example of teamwork paying off,” he noted. SMC Chair Pat Durham Shares a Recent Example of SMC Members Working Together ... “One recent example I experienced was with two SMC members, both in the lending industry, who teamed up to help provide financing for a new home project.  Buddy Kittle, vice-chair of the SMC, and I had a mutual customer for the 2012 Rock Springs Homearama.  Buddy’s company, South Central Bancshares Mortgage, was providing the permanent mortgage for our end user customer.  However, his company was not able to meet the customer’s (and project) requirement for the customer’s construction loan.  As the builder, I was able to secure construction loan financing through River City Bank and associate member Jeremy Stull. Since these two lenders each had strengths that the other lacked, I felt they could both benefit from meeting each other and be aware of how each of them could help one another in the future.  So when we closed on the construction loan (with SMC member Steph Horne of Agency Title), I asked Jeremy to spend a few minutes with me while I introduced him to Buddy.  Since they have met each other and realized what they could both do to help each other in the future, an important relationship has been forged.  I am certain it will result in future business!  As a side note, my initial exposure to Jeremy at River City came about as a result of a confirmed recommendation from SMC member Jeff Rattanapool of Century Mortgage Co., who does not perform construction loans, but was willing to help me obtain a contact for the loan.” Next SMC Meeting is March 15th, see page 26 for details.

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2012 Continuing Education Classes Offer Members More Than Just Credit By Stacy Smith Rogers, Grace Communications, LLC

According to HBAL Education Chairman Paul Miele, K-I Lumber, 2012 is a critical time for HBAL members to take note of the continuing education (CE) classes offered at HBAL. “Just this year, in 2012, builders and remodelers are being introduced to the 2009 International Energy Code rules and the 2011 Electrical Code updates. Not every year do we have such dramatic code changes, but every year new and different technologies, techniques and building code updates occur, and having the ability to offer our members continuing education is a very valuable member benefit,” he explained. Miele went on to emphasize the value this has for HBAL members. “From the foundation being dug, to putting roof vents on the roof and everything in between, there is so much to learn and it’s constantly changing. It’s often been said that if you’re not growing you’re dying. I think the prequel to that saying should be ‘If you’re not learning, you’re not growing!’ Without CE on a local and state level, public safety would be compromised and members would be left to find this information on their own.” CE Can Be a Selling Point Continuing Education offers more than just credit for builders, it also offers them another talking point when recruiting prospective clients. Since HBAL Registered Builders and Registered Remodelors are required to take education classes every year, clients can have the peace of mind in knowing that the person they’ve hired to work on their home is keeping up-to-date with current rules and regulations. Miele encourages members to get involved in the education class offerings. “Members can offer to teach a class in which they may have expertise or passion about. Associates can take classes and learn more about the construction process. The more we learn, the more valuable we are to our customers and prospects,” he explained. Miele recognized the contributions of instructors who share their knowledge through HBAL education classes. “Continuing education is of critical importance in our industry. My personal thanks to all our past, present and future instructors for the valuable time and information they volunteer and share with our members. We couldn’t do it without their dedication to our industry.” 2012 Schedule by Month MARCH 2012 13th Safety Training – Accident Prevention and the Cost of Minor Injuries 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 20th Site Planning 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL, 2 hours IPL) (along with possible MSD Training – see class description for details 22nd One Day Workshop to Include: 1. The Uncoupling Principle: A look at tile installations from the beginning of time to present day 2. Moisture Management in Tiled Showers: Importance of managing not only liquid water, but vapor as well 3. Building with light weight polystyrene panels that provide panels that provide the structure, substrate and bonded waterproofing 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 hours HBAL, 6 hours IPL) 14 louisville builder • hbal.com

26th CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens (Fee to attend this class is $50)      7: 30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (3 hours HBAL/3 hours safety training/0 hours IPL) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 27th Advanced Estimating: Using Formulas from Foundation to Finish 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4 hours HBAL, 4 hours IPL) Window Installation 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (2 hours HBAL, 2 hours IPL) 28th Estimating for Remodelers 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL, 0 hours IPL)


29th Safety Training – Personal Protective Equipment/Ladder Safety 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 Metal Roofing 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (2 hours HBAL, 2 hours IPL) April 2012 19th Safety Training – Fall Protection/Scaffolding 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 23rd CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens (Fee to attend this class is $50)      7: 30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (3 hours HBAL/3 hours safety training/0 hours IPL) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 24th & 25th OSHA Training (Cost of class: $300 per student) 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days (10 hours HBAL, 6 hours IPL) 26th Safety Training – Accident Prevention and the Cost of Minor Injuries 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 May 2012 15th Hardwood Flooring 10 a.m. - 12 noon) (2 hours HBAL, 2 hours IPL)

24th *Customer Relations 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (2 hours HBAL, 0 hours IPL) 29th Construction Technology & Application 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (4 hours HBAL, 4 hours IPL) (Current Code Book Required) JUNE 2012: NO CLASSES JULY 2012: NO CLASSES August 2012 16th *Accounting: Business Plan, Budgeting, Job Costing, Cash Flow Projections, Computer Orientation 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (2 hours HBAL, 0 hours IPL) 16th Finance 12 noon - 2 p.m. (2 hours HBAL, 0 hours IPL) 21st Site Planning 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL, 2 hours IPL) (along with possible MSD Training – see class description for details) 21st Managing Moisture and Solving Water Intrusion Problems 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (2 hours HBAL, 2 hours IPL) 23rd HVAC 201, Electrical Low Voltage Systems, Plumbing 201 Noon - 4 p.m. (4 hours HBAL, 4 hours IPL) 27th CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens (Fee to attend this class is $50)      7: 30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (3 hours HBAL/3 hours safety training/0 hours IPL) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299

17th HVAC 101, Electrical Codes, Plumbing 101 9 a.m. -1 p.m. (4 hours HBAL, 4 hours IPL)

28th Safety Training – Personal Protective Equipment/Ladder Safety 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299

21st CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens (Fee to attend this class is $50)      7: 30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (3 hours HBAL/3 hours safety training/0 hours IPL) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299

september 2012 11th Safety Training – Fall Protection/Scaffolding 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299

24th Truss Technology 10 a.m. - 12 noon) (2 hours HBAL, 2 hours IPL)

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20th *Project Management 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4 hours HBAL, 4 hours IPL) *Understanding Registered Builder & Remodelor Contracts & Warranties 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (3 hours HBAL, 0 hours IPL) 24th CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens (Fee to attend this class is $50)      7: 30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (3 hours HBAL/3 hours safety training/0 hours IPL) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 25th Safety Training – Electrical Safety/Power Tool Safety 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 october 2012 2nd Safety Training – Accident Prevention and the Cost of Minor Injuries 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 9th Safety Training – Personal Protective Equipment/Ladder Safety OFF SITE CLASS 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 11th Safety Training – Fall Protection/Scaffolding 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299

30th Safety Training – Personal Protective Equipment/Ladder Safety 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 Blueprint Reading Noon - 4 p.m. (4 hours HBAL, 4 hours IPL) November 2012 1st *Insurance, Job Site Safety, Warranties 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (2 hours HBAL, 2 hours IPL) Specification Writing, *Total Home Builder Framing Noon - 4 p.m. (4 hours HBAL, 4 hours IPL)

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16th Safety Training – Accident Prevention and the Cost of Minor Injuries 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 hours HBAL/2 hours IPL/2 hours AGC safety training) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299 22nd CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens (Fee to attend this class is $50)      7: 30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (3 hours HBAL/3 hours safety training/0 hours IPL) Off Site Class: Independent Electrical Contractors Association – 1810 Plantside Drive, 40299

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Second Annual Home Product Expo Presented by Window World a Big Success Great Crowds and Media Coverage Contributed to Energetic Event By Stacy Smith Rogers, Grace Communications, LLC

The Home Product Expo was held January 7-8, 2012 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville and offered the public more than 70 exhibitors who showcased home building and remodeling products. The event was sponsored by Window World and participating partners The Courier Journal and 97.5 WAMZ. Now in its second year, the Home Product Expo achieved greater awareness as an event that educates consumers on locally offered products and services that can enhance their homes and get them into serious planning mode for improvement projects. “The show was a big success and every exhibitor I connected with said they were very satisfied with the number of attendees,” George Miller, Suburban Construction & Management, commented.  “I am always impressed with the HBAL staff and how professional they are when it comes to promoting an event such as this. Also, I think people are catching onto the fact that Shepherdsville is a lot closer than they thought.” The Home Product Expo featured a wide variety of companies displaying products ranging from lawn and tractors, alarm systems, cabinets, windows, flooring, fireplaces, gutters, landscaping, insulation, outdoor entertaining, financial services and many more. The event also offered free admission and parking as well as chances to win prizes, including an iPad2 and a recliner worth $500 from Schmitt Furniture. HBAL Executive Vice President Chuck Kavanaugh commented on the Home Product Expo, “This event is another avenue that the association has created to connect members with consumers.”   Marie Resch, Screens of Kentucky, was a first-time participant this year. “There was a very positive atmosphere throughout the event.  The attendees seemed pleased with the vendors and the venue.  We received some great leads,” she said. Resch said that since her company wasn’t able to participate last year they didn’t know what to expect. “I must say we were very pleased.  The facility was good, the attendance was great and, of course, the HBAL Staff did a wonderful job as usual. Overall, I think it was a great event for the vendors and the attendees. We will participate again next year,” she added.   Kim Foster, Window World, described her experience as presenting sponsor very productive. According to Foster, her company brought back close to 15 leads last year, which paled in comparison to this year’s 40-plus leads. “To my surprise on Saturday, people were coming in right off the bat. They seemed to be the type of people you could really set a solid lead with, and they truly were interested in home improvement projects,” she explained. Foster said that Sunday produced

a steady flow throughout the day as well. “The people coming through seemed pleased with the variety of products and were proud to have this type of show in their area,” she added.

“The people coming through seemed pleased with the variety of products and were proud to have this type of show in their area.” – Kim Foster

Media coverage of the event was well-received by participants and consumers. According to HBAL Director of Communications and Public Affairs Tara Brinkmoeller, articles about the event began appearing in late December. Home Product Expo made headlines in online of editions of both Business First and The Courier Journal, as well as front page stories in the Pioneer News. Television interviews on Fox 41 and WHAS 11, in addition to various listings and mentions in other outlets contributed to awareness. A two-hour live remote with WAMZ also added to the media buzz. “We were thrilled with coverage of this event. With it only being in its second year, it was important to get the word out as much as we could and our public relations efforts were able to complement the ads we purchased,” Brinkmoeller added. This year’s event showcased the excitement shared among vendors and consumers alike. As a pre-cursor to the Home, Garden and Remodeling Show presented by Window World, the Home Product Expo achieved its goal of jump-starting ideas for home improvement projects in the middle of winter. Participants realized that consumers are researching more and taking plenty of time in making decisions, so the Home Product Expo was an opportunity to get that research underway. sponsored by:

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Digging Deep for the Latest News About Landscaping By Nancy Miller

Landscaping is abuzz with new plants, new products, new approaches, and…well, you get the idea. There’s lots of news about what’s new! There’s also plenty for builders and developers to keep in mind to improve the bottom line, enhance the look of a property and help clients love their homes as much on the outside as they do on the inside. Hardscapes that include firepits, water features and patios are increasingly becoming part of local homes’ identity, according to Gerald Heuke, vice president of Action Landscape. When suggesting other ways to extend the living space outside, likes to think of the ground covers as the floor, hedges as the walls and the tree canopy as the ceiling. “Homeowners are enjoying the outside so much they don’t want to have to go back inside unless the weather is very bad. They like the idea of an outdoor room that may have a refrigerator, comfortable seating, a fireplace and many of the amenities usually associated with a home’s interior,” says John Addington, planning manager at BTM Engineering. Sam Hoehner, general manager of Lee Brick & Block, concurs, saying that as there has been a reluctance to build new homes due to the economic downtown, homeowners have been expressing an interest in upgrading their existing homes. Upgrades often focus on retain20 louisville builder • hbal.com

ing walls or pavers as part of hardscape work. Landscape designer/consultant David Dornick, who is with Frank Otte Nursery & Garden Center, has observed that open decks with no shade are taking second place behind structural designs such as pergolas and trellises. “People used to treat their outdoor space as a place to go read the paper, but they now want more functionality and comfortability because they’re spending more time outside. That desire for additional functional space is spreading to subdivisions where developers are creating hiking trails or a common area like an informal park,” adds Addington. The broadening interest in outdoor living has ushered in a variety of new products. Hoehner describes crunch face as an advanced technology that offers a stone cut look (from 4” to 8” tall) that differs from the standard split appearance. “A great product new to the market is Pave Drain. It is in the permeable paver family but it’s a 6” product that’s one square foot. It’s important because of its ability to bring water to the ground instead of to the sewer. MSD has been very enthused about it because it reduces stress on the sewer system. What you do under the paver is important


because it’s a system. You can hold the water and allow it to work its way back into the ground or you can hold the water and divert it to where you want it to go. Permeable pavers are definitely a factor in conserving water and living green,” Hoehner says. Bobcat’s new M Series feature a completely redesigned cab that is more comfortable for the operator, reports Tim Riley, branch manager of Bobcat Enterprises. The size of windows on the sides and rear of the cab have also been increased to provide more visibility to the tires and to the rear. The larger top window makes it easier and more comfortable for the operator to see the attachment with the lift arms raised, an advantage when loading trucks or performing other tasks. Plant Material 101 What, when and where are the critical factors when considering plants for an individual home or for a development. You might be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are a variety of new plants from which to choose; but take it from the landscape experts: a pretty face isn’t enough when it comes to selecting plants. Heuke: There are some terrific new plants that bloom longer. And, of course, there are proven winners that are the best of the best as determined by leaders in the industry. Those plants go across the board from perennials to flowering shrubs, evergreens, flowering trees and shade trees. It’s always advisable to plant species that are indigenous to the area, but soil amendments can be forgiving. Hope Gardiner, vice president of Boone Gardiner Garden Center: Using indigenous plants is preferable because they tend to do better. But on some sites we’ll go with newer varieties such as the new dogwoods because they’ll withstand some of the bores and mildew problems. New hydrangeas are available in some wonderful new colors and

more interesting blooms, and can be used in shady areas. Knockout roses are becoming a little mundane. We’re now getting into carpet roses or drift roses. Whereas builders often went straight to evergreens, boxwood, and hollies, they’re now mixing evergreens, perennials and deciduous to provide seasonal interest. I can’t stress strongly enough the importance of understanding the light needs of a plant. Putting shade plants in full sun or vice versa is going to be detrimental two years down the road. So many people don’t understand that landscape needs are far different than the needs of a grass lawn in terms of watering. They can’t be treated the same. The roots of the lawn are only in the top two inches, but the roots for landscape trees and shrubs go much deeper. Landscape shrubs need slow watering. A fast and furious five or ten minute watering won’t allow water to soak into the soil and let the plants benefit from the water. Drip irrigation or soaker hoses are ideal for landscape watering, and an overhead spray is recommended for lawn use. Dornick: We might use indigenous plants as a basis, but the plant palate would be very slim if you stuck to indigenous plants. There are many improved dwarfs and longer flowering varieties that can now be used. A homeowner may be going for a certain look and may consider seasonal color, leaf drop, and the opportunity to have plants blooming not only in spring. Fortunately, over the last decade we’ve seen the introduction of species that bloom in the late summer. There are now crepe myrtles that can live in this zone, but not all crepe myrtles work well here. It’s critical to take into account the size and maturity of plants. Everyone wants instant gratification; they want their plants to look like they’ve been there for five years. Further impacting the situation is that homeowners may have previously planted the landscape with march 2012 21


Digging Deep about Landscaping 20 or 30 years in mind, but now they may not be there more than five or 10 years. If plants that look as if they have been there awhile are chosen, in two or three years you’ll have an overgrown mess unless the lawn has been manicured every week. Addington: Yes, people need to have patience to let plants grow into a good landscape. This may cause them to have to look at mulch longer than they would have preferred, but I think it’s worth it to let the landscape evolve. Rather than having several different varieties, I tend to like to plant drifts, or groupings, such as azalea. They grow well in a mass. Although some homeowners might buy one plant they like in a nursery, then the next week buy another one to put next to it, the landscape becomes a hodgepodge and there is no unification. Dornick: Some plants are prone to disease or insects more than others. I shy away from dwarf Alberta spruce, the little conical shape evergreen that is typically put outside of the front door on the steps. It’s prone to spider mites and requires constant spraying in the hot months. A good alternative with the same look is pyramidal boxwood. Bagworms are a big problem for the emerald green arborvitae, an inexpensive screen, and the most popular upright evergreen, that’s used to make borders or to screen yards. A bagworm looks like a pine cone, so by the time it’s recognized as an insect, the plant may have deteriorated and won’t be able to survive. Lighting Eric Steinbrenner, vice president of sales and marketing for Brecher’s Lighting: Landscape lighting needs to be sized for power consumption. It’s a built system versus a single type of lighting fixture, and involves cabling and a transformer. Landscape lighting is as much architectural as it is showing the landscaping. Well done lighting jobs show off the home’s features and materials as well as it shows off plants and trees. A home glows through good landscape lighting. Grazing, or skimming, material surfaces provide a kind of textured backdrop for plantings. And there’s usually a spillover of light that creates silhouettes on the plantings that are closest to the home. The lighting should then be balanced with uplighting and path lighting. A light that skims the surface of the home or illuminates the area under a tree needs almost as much indirect as direct light. Too high a wattage in the lamps and/or too tight of a beam spread can cause hot spots in and around a tree, planting or portion of a home, resulting in nothing but blobs of light. Lighting is moving away from incandescent or halogen sources toward LED technology. This simplifies the sizing of the job because the watts are so low compared to the old style landscape lights. In addition, longer runs away from the transformer aren’t such an issue. There are some very interesting light strips that are narrow and linear and wash the light in a long stretch, something that can’t be done with lamps. They’re great for decks and steps and many types of hardscapes. Pricing of LEDs can be an obstacle, but in the long run they’re a more cost effective way to light a landscape. Landscape lighting isn’t totally pure and exact; it’s an art form. Dornick: There’s a rule in landscape lighting that less is more. There’s the old saying that you’re not trying to land an airplane on the sidewalk. In the past, solar lights had little output, but they have improved over the years. If the budget is limited, or if landscape lighting would require boring under the sidewalk or driveway, some of the new solar lights are a good alternative. When lighting an exterior, the object is to illuminate something 22 louisville builder • hbal.com

instead of to show off a light fixture. The light fixture needs to be subdued. While people may want to light up the house and the landscape, my personal opinion is that they should concentrate on lighting the landscape. If you focus on lighting the landscape, you don’t need a spotlight on the house, although there could be an uplight on a particular detail of the house. Also, think about downlights, perhaps on the corner of the house or in a tree, rather than shining everything up. It’s important to balance the lighting across the front of the house, but not to have fixtures every six or eight feet. Most houses probably would require eight fixtures at most. Path lights don’t need to be placed every four or five feet; spacing them every ten to twelve feet apart will provide enough light. Even More Valuable Advice Heuke: Gutters should have drain tiles connected to them that extend into the lawn area. Also, place the sump pump a minimum of 30 feet away from the home. Addington: For efficiency and cost savings, invest in a landscaper and get a master plan. That will allow plants to fit into the master plan even though they may not be purchased one at a time. Hoehner: There are an ever growing number of color choices of stone. Blending two or three colors can be beautiful. At the same time, there is a lot of interest in designing a look that flows from the wall to the horizontal application, an example being coordinating a paver with the retaining wall. Gardiner: Kentucky is known to have heavy clay soil, which is hard on plants. We always try to amend the soil in the planting beds around the home, whether for the foundation plantings, around the sidewalk or down the sides of the driveway. We don’t recommend amending the soil of the entire property. Soil that is amended gives new plantings a much better opportunity to get established. Amending isn’t complicated. Just add topsoil and compost, raising the soil up two or three inches. Not only will it give the area a better root system to grow in, but it also makes the bed look much more professional. Dornick: Builders typically build the home, sidewalk, patios and terraces, and then build in the landscape, leaving the landscaper out of the process. But the landscaper or architect should have a say in how to transition from the outside to the inside of the home. The exterior and interior need to complement each other. Mulching is good for aesthetics and weed control. It gives organic material back to the soil and retains moisture. I prefer shredded hardwood bark mulch because it’s the most organic. Most of Eastern Jefferson County has pretty terrible soil. Any new construction will be bad for plants. Dark mulch will break down and go into the soil. Other kinds of mulch don’t break down as easily. A negative to dark mulch is that it has to be replenished more often; but a positive is that it’s also the least expensive. Cypress Grade A mulch is one of, if not the most expensive. It lasts considerably longer, but it doesn’t break down as quickly and isn’t putting as much back into the ground. If a home doesn’t have an irrigation system, the builder should ask the homeowner if they’re willing to do the maintenance required for the landscaping. I’ve seen enormous projects that looked great at first, but the lack of upkeep let the home go by the wayside. There wasn’t enough attention paid to irrigation, mulching, trimming and pruning. There’s no such thing as a maintenance free landscape although there are some that require less work than others. Plants need to be given some attention every year.


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All-Time Big Spike 1500d John Miranda, Pinnacle Properties of Louisville ...........1695 Grand Spike 1000d Ellery Esposito, Ellery Esposito Construction, Inc. .......1088 Richard S. Buttorff, The Buttorff Company ...................1004 Statesman 500d Joe Pusateri, Elite Homes, Inc. ........................................997 Stanley G. Logan, Jr., Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance, Inc. .......................930 Robert Welch, Welch Builders, Inc. .................................849 Keith Eberenz, Keith Eberenz, Builder ...........................803 James R. Skaggs, Omikron Construction Co. ..................790 Michael L. Montgomery, MONTCO Builders, Inc. .......754 Robert A. Peterson, Jr., Robert A. Peterson, Jr., Co. Inc. .. 748 Robert L. Eberenz, Jr., Robert L. Eberenz Jr., Builder, LLC........................710 Bill Reisert, Reisert Insurance Agency ............................667 E. Allen Schuler, ASB, Inc. ..............................................620 Glen E. Stuckel, Glen E. Stuckel Builder, Inc. ................552 Robert H. Marrett, CMB Development Co. ...................532 Winston Church, Winston & Company Benefits-retired.526 400d Fred R. Dallenbach, Dallenbach Builders, Inc. ................450 Richard Eberenz, Richard Eberenz, Builder ....................446 A. Thomas Sturgeon, Sturgeon & Associates Inc. ............433 Rusty Wessel, Wessel Insurance Agency, Inc. ..................410 Dale Hellmann, Prudential Heating and Air...................404 Clete Reinhart, Reinhart Construction Co. .....................404 Michael S. Griffin, Stonelake Homes, Inc. ......................400 Super Spike 250d Stan Humphrey, Stan Humphrey Construction...............390 Richard Bean, B B & T, retired.........................................367 Carl Baker, Sterling Development Corp. .........................348 Richard Miles, Dogwood Homes of Kentucky.................316 Donald K. Petty, Jr., Petty Company, Inc. ........................303 Pat Thieneman-Seitz, Thieneman-Seitz Builder ..............270 Michael “Rocky” Pusateri, Elite Homes...........................254 J. Robert Westerman, J. Robert Westerman Builder ........253 Clifford Thieneman, Clifford Thieneman Co. Inc. ...........252 Trophy - 200 Roger Bright, Bright Properties ......................................220 Roger Plamp, Plamp-Keen Agency, Inc. .........................217 Steve Church, Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance.................215 Greg Esposito, Greg Esposito Contractor. ......................214 Leo Thieneman, Leo Thieneman Co., Inc. .......................214 William (Bill) Wilkinson, Wilkinson Builders, Inc..........208 Bob Thieneman Jr., Bob Thieneman Jr., Builder ..............204 Teresa Morgan, ERA Kepple Keene Realtors..................202 Royal Spike - 150 Steve Deneen, Steve Deneen, Builder .............................194 Lafe McGary, LA Construction ......................................181 Dave Smith, Blacksmith Homes .....................................181 Tom Raver, Fireplace Distributors....................................180 John F. Pohlman, John F. Pohlman Builder, Inc. ..............167 Billy Doelker, Key Homes................................................159 Robert L. Eberenz, Sr., Robert L. Eberenz, Inc. ..............154 Red Spike - 100d Sherrie Kruse, First Capital Bank.....................................134 Jack Band, Jack Band Builder, Inc. ...................................128 Jerry Blacketer, The Blacketer Co......................................121

Charline Neal, Primerica Financial Services....................105 Jesse Francis, Francis & Company....................................105 Bruce Rademaker, Thoroughbred Associates, Inc. ...........104 John Rueff, Brecher Co.....................................................102 Robert D. Ford, R. Ford Construction Co., Inc. ..............100 75d Scott Yates, Paragon Homes ..............................................98 Sidney J. Anderson, S.J. Anderson Builder, Inc. .................98 Mike Isaac, Isaac Contracting & Design ...........................97 David Lurding, Lurding Homes........................................90 Joey Rippy, Rippy Construction ........................................90 Jeremy Esposito, Ellery Esposito Construction..................89 Shawn Corrigan, Corrigan Electric....................................89 Pat Durham, Pat Durham Bldr, Inc. ..................................88 Terrance O’Rourke, O’Rourke & Associates .....................88 Amos Martin, Amos Martin Builder ................................83 Allen Blacketer, The Blacketer Co. ....................................80 J.D. Nichols, NTS Corporation .........................................79 Ron Wolford, Ron Wolford Builder, Inc. ...........................78 W. Bryant Brown, Brown & Carpenter Co., Inc. ..............78 Carol Daugherty Epley, Daugherty Insurance Agency ......76 Green Spike - 50d Jeff Thompson, Jeda Homes................................................73 John Thomas, River City Wholesale...................................72 Perry D. Lyons, Perry D. Lyons Builder.............................69 Michael O’Dea, Constructive, LLC...................................69 Mike Jones, Canfield Development....................................66 Mark Aschbacher, Lincoln Insurance.................................65 Ron Hartman, Ernst Concrete. .........................................65 Vic Koestel, General Shale.................................................63 Joe Dumstorf, Trend Companies of Kentucky....................62 Christopher J. Knopf, Pinnacle Properties of Louisville ....56 Ron Colyer, Colyer Construction.......................................55 Frank Arnold, Prudential Heating & Air Conditioning ...55 James Pope, Nicklies Development....................................55 Life Spike - 25d Ken Block, Hyland, Block & Hyland, Inc. ........................49 David Monsour, Monsour Builders....................................48 Jim Travis, Jim D. Travis, Builder ......................................47 David Mikels, Graber’s Insealators.....................................45 Ken Thieneman, Ken Thieneman Builder...........................42 Chris Osborne, DeVille Homes.........................................42 Deepa Kamat, Granite America.........................................41 Chris Cundiff, Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance...................40 Penny Love, Design Innovations, Inc.................................40 Rocco Pigneri, Ball Homes.................................................39 Greg Schrenger, Schrenger Construction ..........................39 Chris Palmer, United Residential Lending Corp................36 David Rateau, Rateau Construction ..................................36 Woody Hamilton, Semonin Realtors ................................35 Phillip Wayne Leigh, Phillip Leigh, Inc.............................35 Jason Black, Stonecroft Homes...........................................35 Dave French, EON-US......................................................35 Mike Effinger, Effinger Construction.................................34 Mike Hall, K-I Lumber & Building Materials .................33 Frank Taylor, L&T Properties............................................33 Phil Fackler-Fackler Homes...............................................32 Ben Tyler, Ben Tyler Building & Remodeling ...................31 Mike Sanders, Mike Sanders Builders................................30 Renotta Henson, Victory Home Builder ...........................30 David Bright, Bright Built Homes.....................................29 Ben Peerce Swindler, Ben Peerce Swindler, Builder ..........29 David Ernst, Prestige Builders............................................29 Vince Kimbel, Kimbel Construction..................................27

Roger Hack, MRC Construction.......................................27 Mark Church, Pinnacle Properties.....................................27 Paul Miele, K-I Lumber & Building Materials..................26 Dan Anthony, Boral Brick..................................................25 Terry Hagerman, Terry Hagerman Builder........................25 Douglas Amlung, Amlung Construction Company............25 Spike - 6d Davis Boland, Boland Maloney Lumber.............................24 Ron Fonk, Woodfield Homes.............................................24 Derek Smothers, Sonne Steel.............................................24 Carolyn Miller, Sure Linc Services.....................................24 Todd Hemmer, Lee Brick & Block ...................................23 James French, J & L Construction.....................................23 P.R. Lancaster, Lancaster Built Homes..............................22 Dan Smith, Stonelake Homes ...........................................22 Larry Link, Bonnycastle Appliance & TV.........................21

John Lannert, Mass Mutual Financial................................20 Delbert Mulhall, Delbert Mulhall & Sons, Inc. ................20 Lindsay Raidt, Chenoweth Construction...........................19 Kari Vogedes, Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance....................18 Mike Judah, Judah Real Estate ..........................................18 Peter Cooper, Ansac, Inc.....................................................17 Brad Lehmann, Lehmann Homes.....................................17 Dan Pellissier, Faulkner Real Estate...................................16 Joe Kroll, Joe Kroll Builder.................................................16 Drew Dixon........................................................................15 Andrew Holden, Commonwealth Bank & Trust...............15 Chris Fuelling, Fuelling Built Homes.................................14 Dennis Montana, Lawn Care Co., Inc. ..............................14 Barry Buffat, Barry Buffat Builder......................................14 Kerrin Hester Jr., Hester Construction ..............................13 Clay Jones, The Jones Group..............................................13 David Smith, BB&T..........................................................13 Gary McDonald, Gary McDonald, Inc..............................11 Scott Church, Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance....................11 Lisa Lynn Knight- Lisa Lynn Designs...............................11 Mike Pfeifer, Pfeifer Construction.....................................11 Bob Duggins, Robert Duggins Builder, Inc........................11 David Weis, Meridian Construction...................................11 Don Karem, Karem Built Homes, Inc................................10 Stuart Fleischaker, Stonecroft Homes................................10 Howard Ferriell, H. D. Ferriell, Inc....................................10 James Robertson, Bond Electric.........................................10 Steve Purdy, Prudential Heating & Air..............................10 Terry Chynoweth, T & T Chynoweth, Inc.........................10 Scott McGraw, Hinton McGraw Builders Developers........9 Donald Wirtzberger, Sierra Design & Construction............9 Mike Danzinger, SB Home Renovations.............................9 R.L. Lanham, R.L. Home Services......................................8 Jarrod Vowels, Dominion Homes.........................................8 David Richardson, David Richardson Builder......................8 Brad DeVries, Semonin Realtors..........................................7 Buddy Kittle,South Central Bank........................................7 John Hollenbach, Hollenbach-Oakley.................................7 Floyd Chelf, Chelf Insurance Agency..................................7 James Duke Greene, Cimarron Construction, Co................7 Becca Sanders, BB&T..........................................................6 Deborah Bilitski, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs..........................6

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newmembers Associates Approved 1/12 Sheetrock Solutions, Inc. Shane Philipsen Type of Business: Drywall & Painting Sponsor: Jeremy Esposito Construction Consulting Group, Inc. Tyia Lynn Mikels Type of Business: Consulting Sponsor: David Mikels Jose Herrera dba Jose Herrera Construction Jose Herrera Type of Business: Residential Framing Sponsor: Stan Logan Shelving Solutions, LLC dba Shelf Genie of KY Charlie Robbins Type of Business: Glide out shelving Sponsor: John Miranda Pitt & Frank Cora Taylor Type of Business: Real Estate Closing Services Sponsor: John Miranda Cedar Creek Concrete Impressions, LLC Phillip Ice Type of Business: Flatwork & Stamped concrete Sponsor: John Miranda Brett Williford Roofing & Repair Brett Williford Type of Business: Roofing Contractor Sponsor: Mark Ruckert-Fusting & Dugan Ins. Crisis Management, LLC Bruce Dunaway Type of Business: Insurance Restoration Sponsor: Craig Perdue Alan G Watson Construction, Inc. Alan Watson Type of Business: Trim & Window Replacement Sponsor: Jeremy Esposito In the Garden, LLC Jo Anne W Fischer Type of Business: Landscape design/installation/maintenance Sponsor: Suzette White-Nature by Design United Residential Lending Corporation Chris Palmer Type of Business: Mortgage Lending Sponsor: Rob Eberenz, Jr. Armed and Ready Security, LLC Michael May Type of Business: Installation of alarm & camera systems Sponsor: Bob Thieneman, Jr. 28 louisville builder • hbal.com

LifeStone Dynamic Bernardo Caballero Type of Business: Bendable Stone Sponsor: Tom Raver Gordon Contracting, LLC Jerry Gordon Type of Business: General Contractor & Plumbing Sponsor: Chris Cundiff Paul Hughes Kitchen Design & Sales, LLC Paul Hughes Type of Business: Kitchen & Bath Design & Sales Sponsor: Perry Lyons Kinman Plumbing Company Bill Kinman Type of Business: Plumbing (New & Repair) Sponsor: Joe Weber (Weber Heating & Air) Grandbridge Real Estate Capital Brian McChesney Type of Business: Commercial Mortgage Company Sponsor: John Miranda Anthony Thomas Painting Anthony Thomas Type of Business: Painting Sponsor: Bob Thieneman, Jr. Cardinal Kitchens Tim Slayton Type of Business: Kitchen countertops Sponsor: Dale Hellmann Smith Management Group Daniel Hardin Type of Business: Consulting Sponsor: John Miranda Affiliates Approved 1/12 Peter Nesmith Fifth Third Bank Sponsor: Steph Horne Mark Church Re/Max Properties East Sponsor: John Miranda Chase Blume Century Mortgage Sponsor: Michelle Smith David Pantoja Century Mortgage Sponsor: Michelle Smith


honorroll

Builders: Blacketer Company

Clifford Thieneman Co., LLC Associates: A&G Drywall, Inc Bachman Commercial Sales Bardenwerper, Talbott & Roberts Boland Maloney Lumber Bonnycastle Appliance & TV Boral Bricks Century Mortgage Chenoweth Appliances Corrigan Electric and Home Systems Cunningham Door & Window The Door Store and Windows

As of February 1, 2012

Deville Homes

Dominion Homes

Quarry Bluff Estates Fifth Third Bank Frost Brown Todd, LLC K-I Lumber & Building Materials L & N Federal Credit Union L.E. Hobbs Contruction Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance Louis E. Hobbs Construction Co. Inc. McDonald Marble & Stone Inc. MetLife Home Loans Paragon Management Group PPG Porter Paints Pro-Build

Republic Bank R.J. Thieneman Realty Group Sam Kinnaird’s Flooring Screens of Kentucky Sonne Steel Surburban Steel The Trend Companies of Kentucky United Residential Lending Corp Wells Fargo Home Mortgage VanZandt, Emrich, & Cary

A special thanks to all Honor Roll Members! For more information on how you can be listed on the HBAL Honor Roll, please call Melissa or Kimberly at 429-6000.

membermilestone

Congratulations to these Milestone Members: These members have reached a milestone mark in their membership with their renewal in January. 40 Years IES Residential Inc. DBA Paulin Electric – Gene F. Paulin Jr. 35 Years Marvin Maeser Plumbing, Inc. – Marvin Maeser 25 Years T & T Chynoweth, Inc. – Terrance Chynoweth, Builder and Remodeler 20 Years California Closets – Cheryl Meyer Richardson, Pennington & Skinner – Bill Talley 15 Years Crawford Entertainment System - Gene Crawford Okolona Glass Co., Inc. – Daryl Gibson 10 Years The Window & Door Center – Lon Edwards Alside Supply – Ernest Pakes Kelsey Construction, LLC/K & M Blasting, Inc. – Gobel Newsome Bobcat Enterprises, Inc. – Tim Riley

Joe Kroll Builder, LLC/Mastercraft – Joe Kroll, Registered Builder Orthober Custom Homes – Jason Orthober, Registered Builder Hawkins Landscape Innovation – Darren Hawkins Nugent Sand Company – Ken McMillan Troy Walls Contracting – Troy Walls M.S.C. Custom Services – Michael Cox 5 Years Accurate Lawn & Landscaping – Dustin Jacobs Curb Legends – James Hardin Ash Group, LLC – Michael Ash Design Drafting DBA Pete Nusz Home Design – Pete Nusz 1 Year James Bivens Construction Bluegrass Nursery Inc. – Garland Lewis Keb’s Tree Service – Kelvin Smith Moldstoppers of Kentucky – Jeremy Becker Streamline Communication Inc. – Martin Hornek Coffman’s Painting – Garland Coffman Bryant Nicoson & Associates Inc. – Bryant Nicoson

corporatesponsors Special thanks to these 2012 HBAL corporate sponsors:

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calendarofevents

March 2-4

Home, Garden & Remodeling Show Kentucky Expo Center, South Wing B & C

6

Shelby County Council Meeting 11:30 a.m., Claudia Sanders Dinner House

7

New Member Orientation 9:00 a.m., HBAL

7

Land Development Meeting 10:00 a.m., HBAL

13

Membership Committee 10:30 a.m., HBAL

15

Sales & Marketing Meeting 8:00 a.m., UL Shelby Campus (Action Coach Speaker)

15

Codes and Standards Committee 11:00 a.m., HBAL

21

Registered Builder Committee Meeting 10:00 a.m., HBAL

28

Executive Committee 11:30 a.m., HBAL

28

Board of Directors 3:00 p.m., HBAL

2

General Membership Luncheon Meeting - Featuring Elliot Eisenberg 11:30 a.m., The Olmsted

3

Membership Committee 10:30 a.m., HBAL

4

Land Development Meeting 10:00 a.m., HBAL

19

SMC Meeting 8:00 a.m., Rock Springs

24

Shelby County Meeting 11:30 a.m., Persimmon Ridge

25

Executive Committee 11:30 a.m., HBAL

26

Commercial Council Agency Leaders Breakfast 8:00 a.m., Faulkner Real Estate, Ormsby III

April

Day at the Downs, May 2nd 30 louisville builder • hbal.com

advertiserindex Action Landscape.......................................... 23

Back Alley Ornamental Iron......................... 24

Bobcat Enterprises........................................ 26

Boland Maloney........................................... ibc

Bonnycastle Appliance & TV.........................obc

BTM Engineering, Inc................................. 17

Dauenhauer Plumbing.................................... 4

Duggins Co., Inc........................................... 26

DWB II Restoration, Inc............................... 26

Executive Title Company................................ 9

Fireplace Distributors, Inc............................. 24

Karem Built Homes...................................... 23

K-I Lumber & Building Materials................ifc

Landscape Lighting...................................... 17

Logan Lavelle Hunt....................................... 4

Whayne Supply / The Cat Rental.................... 4


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