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NORTHERN KENTUCKY

March 2012

The Official Publication of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky

2012 HBA LEADERSHIP Cover discription inside, along with more from the Inaugural Luncheon and other great recent events.

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The mission of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky is to promote and enhance the integrity and visibility of the construction industry and the members of the organization through advocacy, communication, education and political action.

March 2012

The Northern Kentucky Home Product and Service Buyers’ Guide is a special edition of the Northern KY Builder. Northern Kentucky Builder™ is an official publication of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky, 2751 Circleport Drive, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. It is published in the interest of the Northern Kentucky building industry and read by home builders, remodelers, general contractors, developers, engineers, bankers, Realtors,® architects, material dealers, subcontractors and manufacturers. All rights reserved. Copying or reproduction without the expressed permission of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky is strictly prohibited.

Inside this Edition...

phone 859.331.9500 or fax 859.578.3393 email homebuilders@hbanky.com

9 .........................................................Legislative Tracking Report

2012 Board of Directors Bill Butt, President Adam Chaney, Vice President James Kegley, Treasurer Jason Yeager, Secretary Bob Schroder, Chairman Rob Adams RJ Brunner Diana DeVore Walt Dunlevy Marty Grosser Joseph Kramer Dan Martin Pat Parshall Tom Spille Roberta Tanno Desiree Webster Associate Council Representative Roberta Tanno Desiree Webster Walt Dunlevy Diana DeVore Mark Hubbard Land Development Council Representative Joseph Kramer Sales & Marketing Council Representative Pat Parshall

4 ..................................................................... Membership Update 5............................................................................Millennium Club 6......Committee Chair, Board, Council & Spike Recognition 6............................................. 2012 Ambassador Club Luncheon 7............................................ Continuing Education Information 9........................................................Improving Housing Markets 10 ...............2012 Inaugural Luncheon and Awards Ceremony 14............................ HBA Recognized at HONK’s Anniversary 14............................................................Improving Markets Index 15........................................................2012 Annual Holiday Party 18........................................ Spotlight on Students of the Month 21................................... Remodeling index Hits Five-Year High 21 ............................... Member Spotlight on Stone Statements 26 ............................................Remodeler’s Corner and Permits 27 .................................................................... Calendar of Events From the cover: Joe Kramer, Land Development Council President; Pat Parshall, SMC President; Bill Butt, President; Jason Yeager, Secretary; Bob Schroeder, Chairperson of the Board; Roberta Tanno, Associates Council President. Unavailable for photo on cover: Left, Adam Chaney, HBA Vice President and James Kegley, HBA Treasurer

Spring Member Mix & Mingle at W. Stephens Cabinetry & Design

Women’s Community Action Council Representative Liz Sievers

FREE EVENT!

HBA Staff Brian A. Miller, Executive Vice President Janis Beard, Membership Director Jessica Gibbs, Director of Shows & Events Karen Lefebvre, Administrative Coordinator Kirk Pies, Sales & Marketing Director Thomas Napier, Director of Professional Development

Great Opportunity to Network!

The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky is open to the world, visit our web site for up-to-date information on HBA services and programs, including extensive public referral directory to Registered Builders, Registered Remodelers and Associate Members.

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Refreshments Provided Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at W, Stephens Cabinetry & Design 2368 Dixie Hwy., Ft. Mitchell, KY at the corner of Burdsall & Dixie Hwy. Parking at Blessed Sacrament.

Reservations Required By Tuesday, March 20th Call Janis at (859) 331-9500 | janisbeard@hbanky.com


NEW MEMBER PROFILES

LORI PIERCE Company: Lula’s For Lunch….And More! Position: Owner Community I live in: Taylor Mill, Kentucky My favorite thing to do when I’m not working is: Believe it or not…cook! Drink wine, read, watch TV, travel, photography, SPAAAH…put my feet up with my pug, Oscar. My reason for belonging to the HBA of Northern Kentucky: I like supporting those who support me! Good resources for my RE business also. Something unique about my company is: Scratch, local, seasonal, free ranger – Love is always the first ingredient!

STEVE STRAIN Company: Absolute Fire Protection Position: Owner Community I live in: Independence, Kentucky My favorite thing to do when I’m not working is: Fishing Something unique about my company is: Full service fire protection.

Welcome! We are truly happy to have your support and membership!

Concrete Surface and Design John Hoxmeier 6313 Remington Cove Burlington, Kentucky 41005 859-812-0569 Business: Decorative Concrete Sponsor: Art Fischesser Four Seasons Tent Rental Simon Heidrich 2333 Anderson Road Crescent Springs, Kentucky 41017 859-866-7106 Business: Tent Rental

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We are truly happy to have your support and membership. The following companies are once again members of HBANKY. Blue Linx Dragonfly Stained Glass Innovations Nugent Sand Company

MISSING IN ACTION

New Members Butler Remodeling & Construction Anthony Butler 1308 Old State Road Park Hills, Kentucky 41011 859-581-0885 Business: Carpentry

Welcome Back

Middle C Contracting, Inc. Jeffery Cleveland 236 Main Street, Suite #1 Florence, Kentucky 41042 (513) 485-0272 Business: Roofing, gutters, siding Sponsor: Adam Miller Newport Syndicate Anita Kosco 18 E. 5th Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 (859) 491-8000 Business: Restaurant Sponsor: Walt Dunlevy Quality Stone Veneer, Inc. Jim Baker 6004 Bearcat Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 (513) 444-6664 Business: Manufacture, Supplier of Stone Veneer Sponsor: Roberta Tanno

These companies are missing the action at the Home Builders Association. HBA members enjoy discounts on worker’s compensation, health insurance and disability insurance. All current HBA members are posted on the www. homebuildersnky.com website. Members are eligible to advertise in BUILDER magazine and Who’s Who Membership Directory. If you do business with any of the listed missing members, please encourage them to get back in the action at the HBA! A Sprinkle Above Accutex Signs & Banners Creative Impressions Custom Environments Feldman Plumbing Kitchen by Rutenschroer Lindsay Construction Maddox Garden Center Paramont Painting Potterhill Homes RKS Manufacturing Shelton & Hertzfeld Construction Trauth Bricklaying Victory Mortgage


MILLENNIUM CLUB All-Rite Ready Mix Arlinghaus Builders, LLC Ash Insurance, C.K. Barnes, Denning & Co. Ltd Bray Trucking, Inc. Cutter Construction, Inc. Drees Company Dudley Construction Co. Inc. Ernst Concrete Fischer Homes Florence Nursery & Landscaping Florida Tile, Inc. Forge Lumber, LLC Fulcher-Rankin Insurance Grant Co. /Gallatin Co. Concrete Kelly Bros. Lumber Kentucky Federal Savings & Loan Kentucky FluidAir, Inc. L & N Federal Credit Union Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance Agency Lonkard Construction Lula’s for Lunch & More! M & W Excavation Co., Inc. Moellering Industries Morris Heating & Cooling, LLC Patrick’s Custom Hardwood Flooring, Inc. Rechtin Heating & Air Cond. Co., Tom Thelen Associates, Inc. Tri-City Insurance Service, Inc. VonLehman & Company, Inc. Wiseway Supply The Millennium Club is an elite group of companies whose contribution pays for the refreshments and entertainment at membership meetings and events like the Annual Golf Outing, Tabletop Night, and the Inaugural Luncheon. Northern Kentucky BUILDER

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2011 Committee Chair, Board, Council & Spike Recognition

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BA members who served as a Committee Chair, Board or Council member were recognized at a reception prior to the Annual Holiday Party at Newport Syndicate. The HBA appreciates the time and effort these leaders have given to the HBA in the past year. Congratulations to our 6 Penny Spike recipients: L-R: Jeremy Arrasmith, Crawford Insurance; Bob Schroder, Arlinghaus Builders and Bill Butt, Bill’s Remodeling & Electric. Spikes recruit and maintain new members. Thanks guys!!!

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L-R: Jeremy Arrasmith, Crawford Insurance, SMC President; Marty Grosser, Grosser & Co. Remodeling, Carpentry Advisory; Dan Martin, Dan Martin Construction, Southern Counties; Pat Parshall, Huttle Up, SMC Social & Professional Development; Walt Dunlevy, Forge Lumber, State & Local Government.

L-R: Bob Schroder, Arlinghaus Builders , Executive Committee,; Barbara Drees Jones, The Drees Company, Board Chair; Roberta Tanno, ESSROC Cement Corp., Membership Committee; Laquinta Strickland, L & N Federal Credit Union, Ambassador Club; James Kegley, The B.O.L.D. Co., Membership Committee

2012 Ambassador Club Luncheon

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he 2012 Ambassador Club did a “bang up” job this year with a small group of ambassadors. Over 100 members were welcomed to the HBA and mentored through the Ambassador Club. Through the efforts of the Ambassador Club, new members are informed of the benefits and services of the HBA. They are invited to the “New Member Orientation” and other HBA social events. New club members are always welcome to join the Ambassador Club. It’s a great opportunity to secure new leads for your business and at the same time support your HBA. If you are interested in meeting and greeting HBA new members, call Janis at the HBA Office, 859-331-9500. A huge “Thank You” to the 2011 Ambassador Club! Left, HBA Executive Vice President Brian Miller and Laquinta Strickland

Right, L-R: Roger Toennis, Lifetime member; Rob Stone, C.K. Ash Insurance; Diana DeVore, Guardian Savings Bank; Barney Creevy, CPC Exterminators; Laquinta Strickland, L & N Federal Credit Union; Watson Jones, C.K. Ash Insurance; Jerry Moser, retired Columbia Federal S & L

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2011 SAM AWARDS Friday, March 16, 2012 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Continuing Education

Schedule MARCH 1st Investing 101 with Gary Albert 12:00–2:00 pm $25 6th *CPR/AED with NKEMS 10:00–12:00 pm $45 7th Saving Money with an Architect with Ashli Slawter 10:00–12:00 pm $25

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8th Advertising and Marketing your business with Kirk Pies, 1:00–3:00 pm $25 13th Renovating a Home for Life with Ashli Slawter 12:00–2:00 pm $25 14th New Products and Trends in Concrete with Rick Nadiksbernd, 12:00–2:00 pm, $25 15th Successful Business Management for the Executive with Tim Shepelak, 2:00– 4:00 pm $25

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sure that your AGC credits are done! Don’t wait til the last second to ensure that you have your insurance for 2013!

New Electrical Inspection Options in Kenton County We wanted to inform you of new options for electrical inspections in Kenton County. Effective January 1, 2012 Judge Executive Steve Arlinghaus added Steve Helmer and Mike Johnson to the list of electrical inspectors available to perform inspections in Kenton County. If you have any questions regarding this change please feel free to contact the HBA. Thank you. 8

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Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Named to List of Improving Housing Markets The Greater Cincinnati metropolitan statistical area was named to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Improving Market Index (IMI). January’s index saw the number of markets listed as improving double as the housing market climbs out of the recession into recovery. The index is based on metropolitan areas that have shown improvement in housing permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months. Northern Kentucky is the first area included in the IMI since NAHB began tracking improving markets coming out of the housing recession. “Our local housing industry is excited and cautiously optimistic about the future of housing here in our hometown,” said Brian Miller,

Executive Vice President for the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. “The market is beginning to pick up and that is a welcomed sign. We are seeing housing permits increase on a year over year basis without the support of tax credits for the first time since the recession began. Our remodelers, the area’s cream of the crop are seeing remodeling permit applications soar to levels unforeseen since the recession and we are experiencing real health in the number of multifamily and condominium permits being issued. We are cautiously optimistic that we are beginning to see a real sustained outlook for growth in the future. We are predicting modest growth in the near future for housing due to an improvement in construction activity and

improved consumer sentiment in new home communities. Almost everyone we talk to agrees that the price of housing has bottomed and homebuyers and homeowners are beginning to become actively engaged in the market once again. We have weathered the storm as one of the top ten largest HBA’s in our federation of hundreds across the nation and we look forward to growth in the future” he concluded. A complete list of all 76 metropolitan areas currently on the IMI is available at www.nahb.org/imi.

legislative tracking report The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky is tracking several pieces of legislation key to your industry. As we draw January to a close the assembly has been occupied with the responsibility of drawing its redistricting plans. While redistricting may have been in the spotlight the assembly has been at work on legislation as well. Below are key bills of note, the HBA’s position and our legislative tracking report. SB 62 – Dissolution of an Area Planning Commission – Sen. Thayer Scott Co. – Co-sponsor Sen. Schickel Boone Co. - This legislation would change the current petition signature requirements from 25% of the number of registered voters in a presidential election to 10% of the number of registered voters in the last regular election. The bill was heard and sent on to the full Senate from the Senate’s State & Local Government Committee. The HBA was asked to testify this week on SB 62. That hearing can be seen HERE. SB 62 can be seen starting at minute 8:00 of the video. The HBA strongly supports this legislation. Please take the time to write or call both Senators Damon Thayer and John Schickel for this important piece of legislation. SB 77 – Sen. Schickel – clarifies the definition of an independent contractor, creating a fair, straightforward procedure that streamlines compliance and ensures a level playing field for all employers. Currently the HBA supports this bill. HB 180 – Home Improvement – Rep. Watkins Henderson Co. – The HBA strongly opposes this legislation. This bill seeks to regulate the Home Improvement Contracting business,

setting up unrealistic standards for Home effectively voiding many arbitration clauses. The Improvement Contractors and would have a HBA opposes this legislation. HB 215 - Electrical Inspectors – Rep. Santoro negative effect on the remodeling industry. This could lead to remodelers being charged with a class Boone Co. and Rep. Clark Jefferson Co. – This bill d or class c felony for a violation of contract which would require a permit for electrical work, however, would also require that the request be filled within would be mandated to include timelines. Copper Theft - A large group of statewide a three day time frame. The HBA supports this stakeholders currently support two bills soon to be legislation. HB 131 – KY REINS Act – Rep. filed to address copper theft. When bills are filed Wuchner Boone Co. – would require delay of we will forward information. Tax Reform – two bills have been filed, implementation of administrative regulations until neither of which are expected to go anywhere as the ratified by the state legislature, if that regulation has Governor has called for a blue ribbon commission a “Major Economic Impact” (defined as $500,000 or greater) on the state or local government. The to address this issue. Centralization of Occupational Tax – there HBA supports the spirit of the legislation but has will be a billed filed shortly that would create a serious concerns in its unintended consequences digital service statewide to address occupational resulting from missed deadlines by state and local licensing. The HBA supports measures to simplify managers of federal regulations, whereby the the reporting and registration of occupational federal agency may declare the state or local agency to be in noncompliance with the regulation and in licenses and taxes. HB 22 – Rep. Greer Meade Co. - Chiropractic turn takeover local or statewide administration of Insurance Mandate – The HBA strongly opposes the federal regulation. HB 124 & HB 192 – Rep. Wayne Jefferson this legislation as it would raise health care costs for small employers by dictating the maximum co- – HB 124 opens up KRS 100 and would allow a payment and reimbursement rates for chiropractic planning unit to incorporate airport noise overlay services. This is a protection not afforded to any districts within its zoning texts/maps, and would other group and would set a bad precedent in the allow them to incorporate guidelines on building techniques and materials that are designed to future. HB 88 – Arbitration – Rep. Bell Barren provide acoustical insulation benefits to structures Co. – this bill expands the circumstances under within the overlay. HB 192 offers tax credits for which an arbitration agreement may be invalid. doing so. The HBA is strongly opposed to both By overturning the ‘separability doctrine’ it would pieces of legislation. force disputes over conscionability or fraudulent inducement of a contract to be decided in court, Northern Kentucky BUILDER

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2012 Inaugural Luncheon and

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he Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky (HBA) held its Annual Inaugural Luncheon to install the 2012 officers and directors and present its annual awards on January 13th at the Marriott Airport. “Our award winners represent the best of the best in our industry. Many hundreds of individuals serve our industry every year and it is a special opportunity to recognize the outstanding contribution that these special individuals make to our organization and Northern Kentucky,” said Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of the HBA of Northern Kentucky.

2012 HBA President, Bill Butt, presents 2011 HBA President, Bob Schroder, the Past Presidents pin and bell and gavel for his work in leading the HBA in 2011.

Bob Schroder, 2011 HBA President pins Bill Butt, as the 2012 HBA President

Mark Hubbard, 2011 Associates Council President, Dragonfly Stained Glass Innovations, passes the gavel to the 2012 Associates Council President, Roberta Tanno, ESSROC Cement Corp.

2012 Land Development Council and Sales & Marketing Council Officers Front Row, L-R: Pat Parshall, SMC President, Huttle Up; Joe Kramer, LDC President, Cardinal Engineering Corp.; John Toebben, LDC Director, Toebben Builders; Rob Keller, LDC Director, Bayer & Becker ; Andy Casto, LDC Director, Thelen Associates. Back Row, L-R: Lesley Rahschulte, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, SMC Director; Jennifer Hennessey, Arrow Title Agency, SMC Director; Rob Stone, C.K. Ash Insurance, SMC Director; Ginger Walthers, Nielson & Sherry, PSC, SMC Vice President.

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2012 Board of Directors Front Row, L-R: Dan Martin, Dan Martin Construction; Pat Parshall, SMC President, Huttle Up: James Kegley, Treasurer, The B.O.L.D. Company; Roberta Tanno, Associates Council President, ESSROC Cement Corp.; Jason Yeager, Board Secretary, Ashley Construction; Adam Chaney, HBA Vice President, Terrace Holdings; Bob Schroder, HBA Past President, Arlinghaus Builders; Bill Butt, 2012 HBA President, Bill’s Remodeling & Electric. Back Row, L-R: Tom Spille, Director, Spille Builders & Developers; Marty Grosser, Director, Grosser & Company Remodeling; Joe Kramer, LDC President, Cardinal Engineering Corp.; Diana DeVore, Associates Council Board Rep., Guardian Savings Bank; Walt Dunlevy, Associates Council Secretary, Forge Lumber; Desiree Webster, Associates Council Vice President, NuVo Technologies.

2012 Associates Council Board of Governors Front Row, L-R: Anita Kosco, Governor, Newport Syndicate; Steve Ham, Governor, Cornerstone Window & Door; Diana DeVore, Board Rep., Guardian Savings Bank; Walt Dunlevy, Associates Secretary, Forge Lumber; Desiree Webster, Associates Vice President, NuVo Technologies; Mark Hubbard, Associates Board Chair, Dragonfly Stained Glass Innovations; Roberta Tanno, Associates President, ESSROC Cement Corp. Back Row, L-R: Patrick Townsend, Governor, Patrick’s Hardwood Flooring; Jason Lett, HBAK Associates Director, Wissman Brothers; Linda Stickley, 360 American Title, Governor; Pat McNickle, Marsh Building Products, Governor.


nd Awards Ceremony

AWARDS

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2011 Builder of the Year 2011 President, Bob Schroder, Arlinghaus Builders, presents the 2011 Builder of the Year Award to Mike Kegley, The B.O.L.D. Company. 2011 Associate of the Year 2011 HBA Associates Council President, Mark Hubbard, Dragonfly Stained Glass Innovations, presents the 2011 Associate of the Year Award to Rob Stone, C.K. Ash Insurance. 2011 Donald M. Wiedeman Lifetime Achievement Award Past Executive Vice President, Don Wiedeman, presents the 2011 Donald M. Wiedeman Award to Matth. Toebben, Toebben Builders. Northern Kentucky BUILDER

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TABLE TOP NIGHT

Record number of 59 Builders at Table Top Night 2011

Friday March 9th at Turfway Park Each and every Builder, Remodeler & Developer Company Receives 2 Free Admissions* Additional reservations only $25 per person Call or fax for reservations – 859-331-9500- fax 859-578-3393 * You must check in at the reservation desk and pick up your name badge in order not to be charged Reservations made and not cancelled by February 24th, 2012 will be charged.

New & Improved Floor Plan - All Booths $275!

HBA DOWNS Live Racing! Horses begin at $25 each, must be pre-sold. The winner of the “The HBA Downs” receives $250 CASH! Horse’s are being presold by committee members and go quickly! Call the HBA office to reserve your horse today (859) 331-9500 Company Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name(s) of Attendees: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please bill my HBA account $ ____________ or Charge my Visa/Mc ___________ (2% processing fee WiLL BE CHARGED ALSO) Name as it appears on Card: ________________________ Company Name:________________________________________________ Card # ___________________________________________________________________________ Exp: _______________________________ Address ____________________________________________________ City ____________________ State ______ Zip ________________ Signature ____________________________________________________________ Phone # ______________________________________

Fax to (859) 578-3393


Would you like some alone time with a builder member? 2011 Participating Builders

Alan Schmidt Construction Inc. Arlinghaus Builders Ashley Construction Bill Butt Remodeling B.O.L.D. Homes, Inc.

Tim Burks Builder, Inc Corbin Custom Remodelers Cornerstone Craftsman Cutter Construction Inc. The Drees Company Fischer Homes Grosser & Company Remodeling

Huber & Behle, Inc Jobe & Company Inc. Kennedy Homes Maile Build, Remodel & Design Dan Martin Construction Potterhill Homes Stegman Construction, Inc.

Bid on 15 Minutes of One on One Time With Builders & Remodelers / Bidding starts at $50 for each 15 minute session Bidding is Friday March 2nd from 4 p.m.– 6 p.m. at the HBA of Northern Kentucky, 2751 Circleport Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018

Beer, Soft Drinks & Snacks Provided, RSVP TODAY! e Session Your One on On r Remodeler with a Builder o will take place at Friday March 9 tween 4-6pm Turfway Park be p Night! during Table To

859.331.9500 • Fax: 859.578.3393 • jessicag@hbanky.com


HBA Recognized at HONK’s Anniversary

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ousing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky (HONK), at its 20th Anniversary Celebration on December 15th, recognized HBANKY for its pivotal role in helping HONK create affordable homeownership opportunities for lower income families in Northern Kentucky. “HONK families work hard

for their opportunity here,” says David Hastings, HONK’s Executive Director. “And we are so grateful for the role HBANKY has played in their success. This kind of partnership is really making a difference.” Since 2006, HBANKY has supported HONK in its efforts through several Blitz Builds and its Apprenticeship Programs. In the Spring of 2011, volunteers through HBANKY framed up a new house in Ludlow. The 2 story house was brought under roof in just 15 hours over the course of a weekend. “It was an absolute delight to watch builders, remodelers, and representatives from the various trades, who would normally be competing against each other for business, come together to volunteer and build a house for a local family in need of an opportunity,” says Hastings. “They were such professionals about the whole thing. It was really impressive.”

HBANKY’s Apprenticeship Programs have also lent a hand over the years. The Carpentry Program has been a regular hands-on contributor to HONK’s mission, including recent work on 38 Carneal in Ludlow. In 2011, the HVAC Apprenticeship Program joined in to work on 45 Ash, also in Ludlow. “We are really blessed to have the students in the Apprenticeship Programs helping us. They have been instrumental in keeping the cost of the homes affordable for families who would otherwise not have the opportunity to own a home,” says Steve Lutkenhoff, HONK’s Construction Manager. “Their recognition at our celebration was one small way to say thank you for their tremendous work over the years.” To learn more about HONK, visit www. honkhomes.org

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AHB recently unveiled an index that tracks housing markets on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The IMI is intended to draw attention to the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where economic recovery is underway. The index measures three readily available monthly data series that are independently collected and are indicative of improving economic health. The three are employment, house prices and single family housing permit growth. For the fifth release 76 markets are currently classified as improving under a conservative examination of local economic and housing market conditions. Among these areas is the Cincinnati, Ohio-KentuckyIndiana metropolitan statistical area (MSA). The health of the Cincinnati housing market is due to its well diversified economic base. Cincinnati possesses a large regional healthcare center, conducts an increasing amount of high-tech manufacturing, benefits from the presence of the University of Cincinnati and a large regional IRS office, and is headquarters to 10 Fortune 500 companies. According to home builder Bob Schroder, Vice President of Arlinghaus Builders, LLC, “the 14

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combination of families relocating here for jobs, pent-up demand from buyers who were on the fence just a few months ago who are suddenly now buying because of a general sense of optimism and a rise in exports, are what is leading the increased traffic we are seeing.” He went on to say that “lots of small hi-tech employers in robotics and manufacturing are hiring and as a result workers are upgrading their skills and that too has caused an up-tick in employment.” Comparing educational data from the 2000 Census to the 2009 American Community Survey shows that Cincinnati has experienced increasing education levels. The number of people with a high school diploma or less fell from 226,016 to 178,862, a decline of more than 47,000. By contrast, the number of individuals with a high school diploma increased by 11% from 410,581 to 455,199 and the number of people with some college jumped by 16% from 253,198 to 294,936. Similarly, those individuals with an associate degree jumped by 28% from 78,221 to 99,835 and the number of individuals with a B.A rose by 25% from 207,222 to 259,686. Finally, the number with professional degrees skyrocketed by 35%, from 112,247 to 151,167. Note that the percentage increase in those with

a particular degree increases the higher the degree obtained. According to Fred Cernetisch, General Manager of Pella Windows and Doors, “house prices are on the upswing because businesses have right-sized themselves. As a result they are financially more secure, are making profits again and many are planning to add staff to take advantage of business opportunities that present themselves. In addition there is an increasingly pervasive sense of cautious optimism.“ As a result, house prices have held up well over the past few years. Prices are up 2.8% since the trough in February 2011 and are just 8.2% off where they were in December 2007. Improving economic conditions have resulted in payroll employment being down less than 6.0% from its where it was in December 2007 and up by 2.0% since the trough in December 2010. Single family permitting activity is up 0.4% on a seasonally adjusted monthly average basis from the trough set in January 2009. While new homes are being built in many parts of the Cincinnati MSA, activity has been primarily centered in the city of Cincinnati itself and in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties to the south and Butler, Clermont and Warren counties to the north.


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The 2012 Cavalcade of Homes is a scattered site tour of new homes on both sides of the Ohio River. With homes in a variety of locations and price ranges, the show is the perfect source for anyone planning to buy a new home now or in the future, or for seeing the newest trends in the homebuilding industry.

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AHB’s Remodeling Market Index reached its highest level in the last five years during 2011’s final quarter. This closely watched index of remodeler sentiment rose to 46.6 from 41.7 in the previous quarter. The component measuring current market conditions increased to 48.4 from 43.0, while the component measuring future indicators of remodeling activity rose to 44.8 from 40.4 in the previous quarter. Though these scores remain below 50, which is the point at which an equal number of remodelers report improving conditions as report weakening ones, the latest movement is a good sign that things are moving in the right direction. Part of the reason is that more consumers are remaining in their homes instead of moving in the current economy, noted NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob Peterson, CGR, CAPS, CGP. According to the index, current market conditions improved significantly in all four regions at the end of 2011. And greater market activity was reported in two important categories: major additions (which rose to 52.3 from 45.2) and minor additions (which rose to 50.1 from 45.7). Future market indicators in each region also experienced gains from the previous quarter. NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe called the latest index findings encouraging, and said the market has been improving gradually along with other segments of the housing market. He also said that NAHB’s forecast anticipates modest growth in remodeling activity to continue throughout 2012.

Member Spotlight: Stone Statements

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“We’re pleased to offer more innovative solutions to builders and homeowners living in areas where a stronger, more durable window is a must,” said Duane Putz, director of sales and marketing for Pella Impervia. “This product is made for hot, cold, wet or windy climates and now it’s available in more styles.” Pella Impervia can withstand the forces of Mother Nature without cracking, shrinking or warping in extreme weather conditions. The sleek-profiled innovative products made from Duracast®, the strongest most durable material in windows and doors, are virtually maintenancefree and well-suited to today’s busy lifestyles and balanced budgets for home and business owners.* Builders, remodelers and homeowners may choose from convenient factory prefinished brown, white or tan color options and now have a White interior!

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Cures & Sealers Chemicals Grouts Hand Tools Power Tools Pourform plywood

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REMODELER’S CORNER REMODELER’S COUNCIL WHAT’S HAPPENING??

Code Issues: The new International Energy Code will go into effect on October 1, 2012. The N.K.A.P.C. will start energy inspections on July 1, 2012 to help remodelers get used to what they are looking for in the inspections.

By Darlene Bossert, CKD, Stone Statements, Inc.

The new Kentucky Building Code will go into effect on January 1, 2013. The Building & Housing Codes Committee will be meeting with inspectors during this coming year to discuss the new changes.

Tour of Remodeled Homes: The 2012 Tour is scheduled for October 6 & 7. The TORH is a great way to showcase your work, so start planning your entries for this year’s TORH.

If you are experiencing any code enforcement issues or have questions about these new Codes, please contact Brian Miller at the HBA office.

Lunch Sponsorships: We have opportunities to sponsor a Remodelers Council lunch meeting from April through December. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the meetings, contact Karen LeFefvre at the HBA office.

Quote of the Day: “Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” General George S. Patton

Home & Remodeling Showcase: Thank you to all the remodelers and associates who helped frame walls for the Designer’s Challenge. The Challenge was a huge success and we appreciate all of your help.

Northern Kentucky Building Permits SINGLE FAMILY

November ‘11

#

MODULAR HOMES

#

MULTI FAMILY

#

CONDOS

#

COMMERCIAL

#

COMMERCIAL REMODELING

#

RESIDENTIAL REMODELING

3

$222,898

3

$1,130,000.0

42

$4,849,391

60

$1,370,606

BOONE

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$3,715,186

CAMPBELL

11

$1,492,785

1

$700,000.0

7

$187,400

25

$425,435

KENTON

9

$3,275,005

1

$1,600,000.0

18

$7,652,859

25

$575,665

GRANT

1

$130,000

1

$10,000

5

$204,500

2

$470,000

1

$150,000

4

$78,000

47

$9,082,976

1

$150,000

SINGLE FAMILY

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MODULAR HOMES

CARROLLTON GALLATIN MASON OWEN TOTAL

November ‘10

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MULTI FAMILY

3

$222,898

5

$3,430,000

68

$12,699,650

119

$2,654,206

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CONDOS

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COMMERCIAL

#

COMMERCIAL REMODELING

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RESIDENTIAL REMODELING

17

$2,401,136

42

$2,478,938

28

$484,150

BOONE

16

$2,443,575

CAMPBELL

7

$1,050,518

4

$635,000

20

$488,557

KENTON

9

$1,581,057

11

$701,483

14

$478,905

GRANT

6

$895,000

1

$27,800

4

$94,200

1

$150,000

1

$64,392

1

$20,000

TOTAL

39

$6,120,150

59

$3,907,613

67

$1,565,812

JAN-NOV 2010

724

$108,355,623

2

$155,000

22

JAN-NOV 2011

614

$94,397,131

6

$401,000

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CARROLLTON GALLATIN MASON OWEN

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17

$2,401,136

$4,852,474

109

$10,026,416

21

$22,893,560

741

$121,782,371

891

$18,947,412

$13,557,924

171

$15,501,228

25

$49,593,833

811

$152,858,686

1331

$23,903,243


BUSINESS MEETINGS AT A GLANCE / call 331-9500 for reservations or to confirm dates

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Builder/Realtor Bash, 4 – 7 pm, NKY Board of Realtors Education Center

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Board of Directors, 3:30 pm, HBA

22 LDC Board of Governors 11:00 am, HBA

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Membership Retention, 11:30 am, HBA

HBA Cincinnati & NKY Remodeler’s TORH Reception, 8:30 - 10:00 am, Cincinnati’s HBA Office

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10 2012 TABLE TOP NIGHT 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Turfway Park

SMC Board Of Governors, HBA, 12:00 pm

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2012 Silent Auction A Builder, 4-6 pm, HBA

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