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NORTHERN KENTUCKY

The Official Publication of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky

Spring Membership Drive Turns into Heated Competition Jason Yeager, Membership Co-Chair with Diamond Red’s tickets in teeth, has beaten Joe Halpin’s 2011 Membership Drive recruitment numbers.

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July 2012


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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. 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. phone 859.331.9500 or fax 859.578.3393 email homebuilders@hbanky.com 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 Women’s Community Action Council Representative Liz Sievers HBA Staff Brian A. Miller, Executive Vice President Janis Beard, Membership Director Karen Lefebvre, Administrative Coordinator Melanie Meyer, Director of Shows & Events Kirk Pies, Sales & Marketing Director Thomas Napier, Director of Professional Development Marsha Roudabush, Director of Finance 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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July 2012

Inside this Edition... 4 ..................................................................... Membership Update 5............................................................ Spring Membership Drive 7..................................Workers Compensation in Today’s World 7......................... IRS Program Sub or Employee Classification? 8.............................HONK & HBA Team up and Build House 9 ... 1099 Employees & No Workers Comp… Just Don’t Do It 10 ...................................................................Making a Difference 13.............................Temporary Furnished Housing Made Easy 14................... News and Notes From Around The Association 20.............................................. 49th Annual HBA Golf Outing 22....................................... Land Development Council Notice 24.....................................................................HBA Marketplaces 26 .................................................................. Remodeler’s Corner 27 .................................................................... Calendar of Events SAVE THE DATE

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Come join in on all the fun to raise money for the Dewey Newport Scholarship Fund! This provides scholarships to the Enzweiler Apprenticeship Training Program.


New Members Welcome! We are truly happy to have your support and membership! A & K Tile Kelley Haiber 6373 Chablis Drive Hamilton, OH 45011 513-617-5152 Business: Tile & Light Commercial Sponsor: Jason Yeager

Dal Tile Kelly Meyers 4650 Lake Forest Drive Cincinnati, OH 45242 513-791-7831 Business: Tile Distributor Sponsor: Joe Halpin

Jaco Waterproofing Adam Tebbe 4253 Wade Mill Road Ross, OH 45061 513-738-0084 Business: Waterproofing Sponsor: Joe Halpin

Polaris Home Funding Ken Prost 4150 Alexandria Pike Suite 119 Cold Spring, KY 41076 859-795-1316 Business: Mortgages Sponsor: Laquinta Strickland

Ace Hardware Dick Blandford 1717 Monmouth Street Newport, KY 41071 859-360-2022 Business: Retail Hardware Sponsor: Art Fischesser

Etler Kettenacker Agency, LLC Herb Kettenacker 10945 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 222 Cincinanti, OH 45242 513-984-0404 Ext. 109 Business: Insurance Sponsor: Desiree Webster

KDM Concrete Construction, Inc. Kenny Martin 10141 Lapalco Court Union, KY 41091 859-653-5371 Business: Concrete Flatwork Sponsor: Patrick Townsend

Riegler Management Dylan Riegler 19 Lendale Drive, Suite B Florence, KY 41042 859-802-2530 Business: Lawn Care/Commercial Maintenance Sponsor: Patrick Townsend

Ashley Quarters Justin Yeager 4880 Houston Road Florence, KY 41042 859-525-9997 Business: Hotel Sponsor: Jason Yeager

Faith Floors Raji Chitkara 1857 Bridle Path Independence, KY 41051 859-393-2362 Business: Flooring Subcontractor Sponsor: Patrick Townsend

Kapital Carpentry, LLC Paul Kapital 5991 Meijer Drive Milford, OH 45150 513-276-1398 Business: Framing Carpenter Sponsor: Jason Yeager

Five Star Home Improvement Chris Gillum 657 Braddock Court Edgewood, KY 41017 859-393-2369 Business: Home Inspections Sponsor: Patrick Townsend

Lucas Pools Mary Lucas 155 S. Main Street Dry Ridge, KY 41035 859-824-3111 Business: Pool Builder Sponsor: Erika Fritinger

Four J’s Trucking, LLC James Readnour 119 Eads Rouad Crittenden, KY 41030 859-356-2603 Business: Trucking for hire Sponsor: Patty Prather

Gary Meadows Home Improvement Gary Meadows 2395 Baton Rouge Road Williamstown, KY 41097 859-620-9918 Business: Painting Contractor Sponsor: Jason Yeager

Stampers Blinds Factory Ed Stamper 7385 Burlington Pike Florence, KY 41042 859-525-7047 Business: Retail Custom Blinds Sponsor: Steve Adkisson

Kevin Murray Contracting Kevin Murray 2750 KDK Lane Union, KY 41091 859-802-5444 Business: Concrete Construction Sponsor: James Kegley

T2 Design Tom Tally 9098 Wisteria Court Florence, KY 41042 513-532-5460 Business: Website and Print Design Sponsor: Patrick Townsend

Papa Dino’s/ Papa’s Pub Mary Crittenden 288 Main Street Florence, KY 41042 859-371-5567 Business: Restaurant Sponsor: Patrick Townsend

Vittetoe Interior Design Henry Vittetoe 3024 Winterbourne Edgewood, KY 41017 859-341-3464 Sponsor: Jason Yeager

Brower Insurance Dennis Begue 6279 Tri-Ridge Blvd. Loveland, OH 45140 513-248-4888 Business: Insurance Sponsor: Roger Torenis Cincinnati Drywall Michael Mott 659 Wilmer Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226 513-321-7322 Business: Drywall Contractor Sponsor: Jason Yeager Civil Solutions Jeff Barrow 3760 Fulton Grove Road Cincinnati, OH 45245 513-477-3753 Business: Engineering Consulting Firm Sponsor: Joe Kramer Custon Electronics Design Andre Turner 11122 Luschek Drive Cincinnati, OH 45241 513-631-4425 Business: Audio/Video Sales & Installation Sponsor: Jason Yeager 4

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Helitrope Design, LLC Andrea Simler-DeGolier 7114 Maple Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45243 513-652-7598 Business: Interior Design/ Decorating Services Sponsor: Jason Yeager Hemmer DeFrank Brian Dunham 250 Grandview Drive, Ste 200 Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017 859-344-1188 Business: Attorney at Law Sponsor: Jason Yeager

Riverfront Steel Victor DiMeo 103105 Medallion Drive Cincinnati, OH 45241 513-769-9999 Business: Steel Service Center Sponsor: Joe Halpin Scheben Group, Inc. Jim Wenstrup 8080 Steilen Drive Florence, KY 41042 859-282-6900 Business: Diana Devore


Spring Membership Drive Turns Up Stiff Competition

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his year’s spring membership drive was the most intense, heated drive I’ve ever been involved with. Applications were coming in right up until the wire and competition was stiff. It all started with a friendly wager to beat Joe Halpin’s (The Drees Company) longstanding recruitment record of 7 new members. Joe’s kind of a legend amongst the membership committee and Spike participants. He’s easily our biggest recruiter, last year receiving “The Big Spike” award an honor he’s had four times.

I’m not sure if the incentive was gaining bragging rights over beating Joe or not, but the competition indisputably brought everyone into the game. After 2 days of battling it out, Jason Yeager of Ashley Construction closed out the drive with a new record 8 new members, followed by an awesome 7 new member from Patrick Townsend owner of Patrick’s Hardwood Flooring.

Spring Membership Drive Team Jason Yeager Record 8 new members Patrick Townsend 7 new members Combined with all efforts the drive brought in a total of 29 new members in May. Membership is the lifeblood of our organization. We are here to serve one another and prosper our industry. A big “thank you” to the following members for getting into the action during the drive. Matthew Coppage, Coppage Construction Mark Frericks, Nisbet Brower Marty Grosser, Grosser & Co. Remodeling Joe Halpin, The Drees Company James Kegley, B.O.L.D. Homes Joe Kramer, Cardinal Engineering Dan Martin, Dan Martin Construction Adam Miller, Adam Miller Homes Jerry Moser, retired Columbia Federal Pat Parshall, Huttle Up Bob Schroder, Arlinghaus Builders Rob Stone, C.K. Ash Roberta Tanno, Essroc Patrick Townsend, Patrick Custom Hardwood Flooring Desirée Webster, NuVo Technologies, LLC Jason Yeager, Ashley Construction John Yeager, Ashley Construction

Membership Committee poses with Top Membership Drive Recruiter Jason Yeager and Joe Halpin whom the 2012 Membership Drive theme was center around. L-R: Bryan Martin, Carter Lumber; Jason Yeager, Ashley Construction; Joe Halpin, Drees Company; Erika Fritinger, Greater Lexington Insurance Agency; Roger Toennis, Cornerstone Window & Door; David Neal, America’s Floor Source and Art Fischesser, All-Rite Ready Mix.

Disclaimer: No injuries occurred during this membership drive. Participation in drives is at your own risk.

NEW MEMBER PROFILES Bart Ash Company: Greenergy Professional Services, LLC Position: Owner Community I live in: Anderson Township, Ohio My favorite thing to do when I’m not working is: Relax! Length of time a member of the HBA of Northern Kentucky: 15 years (past employers) My reason for belonging to the HBA of Northern Kentucky: Social Something unique about my company is: Geothermal, HVAC, Electric, Solar Provider

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MILLENNIUM CLUB

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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.

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Workers Compensation in Today’s World By David Thornton, Greater Lexington Insurance

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“Where Quality and Service Save You Time and Money” Florence, Kentucky 139 Aristocrat Dr. (859) 371-3314 Aurora, Indiana 10513 Morgans Branch Rd. (812) 926-0920 Wilder, Kentucky 108 Williams Way (859) 572-9951 Harrison, Ohio 7466 New Haven Rd. (513) 738-1933 Port Union, Ohio 5259 Rialto Road (513) 860-5111

he past two months have proven very trying for my office relative to workers compensation. Two accounts failed initial safety inspection and then failed a follow up inspection a week later. Two employers had employees fall from fork lifts, and not out of the driver’s seat. Audit disputes are up; losses in masonry and framing indicate a need for substantial rate increases. In plain English, employers are not reporting all of their payroll exposure to the comp carrier. Think this doesn’t impact you, think again. These employers are on job sites with you every day. They are exposing you and your employees to injury or death. Still not convinced? They may be working for you and therefore exposing you to OSHA fines or worse. Every employer must formalize a set of written safety rules that document procedures to be utilized by your employees while performing job functions. Your company should include with the list a Zero Tolerance policy for violation of safety rules. Very simply this means that any employee that is seen violating safety rules will be immediately removed from the job site and their employment will be terminated. You need to hold a companywide meeting to distribute the rules. All employees should sign a statement that they have read and understand the rules. A new hire needs to do the same before they begin to work. Your local association’s educational programs, Kentucky OSH, and NAHB library are all good sources of information if you need help establishing these guidelines. Not an employer? Make sure 100% of your subs are working under a written contract. Require evidence of workers compensation before you let them on the site. Reference your policy on safety in the contract and be willing to terminate any sub in violation of the policy. Yes there are other things you need in the contract, but this is a workers compensation discussion. We all have a duty to make sure our business’ are financially successful, but we also have an obligation to our employees and our industry. Embrace safety within your organization. Refuse to work with business’ that don’t. Get help if you need it, but do it now.

IRS Program Sub or Employee Classification?

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he IRS has announced a new program to allow employers to voluntarily reclassify workers as employees rather than independent contractors. The IRS bulletin is here, http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=246013,00.html. Clearly the construction industry is impacted as they are the predominant user of the sub contract relationship. In determining employee vs. independent contractor status, what matters is that the employer has the legal right to control the details of how the services are performed. See here for a good legal discussion of the issue, again directly from the IRS http://www.irs.gov/ businesses/small/article/0,,id=99921,00.html Previously labor and revenue worked independently of each other, so an IRS reclassification rarely amounted to other penalties. Not so anymore. Just before announcing the VCSP the IRS and the DOL signed an agreement agreeing to improve coordination of efforts on employee misclassification. So if you have any questions about employees, now is the time to review how you treat them for their employment status.

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HONK & HBA of Northern KY Team up and Build House

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ousing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky (HONK) once again offers it’s thanks to the HBANKY and all HBANKY members and volunteers who helped frame 205 Oak Street in Ludlow. On June 28th, HONK was proud to showcase the HBANKY’s generous contributions with a successful open house.

“It was an absolute delight to watch builders, remodelers, and representatives from 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 opportunity” In just 15 hours over a single weekend, HBANKY members brought the house under roof. “It was an absolute delight to watch builders, remodelers, and representatives from 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 opportunity,” said David Hastings, HONK’s Executive Director. Since its founding in 1991, HONK has rehabbed 75 homes and built 36. HONK’s efforts on behalf of Northern-Kentucky families and households would not be possible without the support of organizations like the HBANKY and its members. For more information about HONK and its work in Northern Kentucky, visit HonkHomes.org.

LABOR POOL We are preparing the workforce of tomorrow! As your business starts to pick up and you find yourselves looking for employees CALL US FIRST. We are training the future builders, remodelers, electricians, carpenters and HVAC technicians of tomorrow so take advantage of our services. We have students ready to help serve your needs. We can help custom fit your needs as well; from experienced well seasoned personnel to the novice helpers.

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P.O Box 6085 • 8620 U.S. 42 Florence, KY 41022 Office (859) 384-5200 Fax (859) 384-5207 www.ckash.com


A Few Good Men or Women Needed

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he Associates Council Board of Governors is looking for candidates for the 2013 Associates Council Board of Governors elections. Up to four new governors will be elected for 3 year terms. If you are interested in being nominated as a candidate please contact Roberta Tanno, ESSROC, 513-535-0271, Mark Hubbard, Dragonfly Stained Glass Innovations, 859-261-9650 or Desiree Webster, NuVo Technologies, 859-817-7200.

1099 Employees and No Workers Comp… Just don’t Do It

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golf course decides to put in an irrigation system and the landscape company says yes, we do that. The majority of the job goes well until a trench caves in and crushes an employee. The employee is entitled to work comp benefits, we all agree, but the benefits get paid by the golf course. Read on to find out why. Why? The landscape company was a partnership with no direct payroll, so they thought they didn’t need work comp. The company that was hired to trench to the water main was a sole proprietorship with no direct employees, so he said he didn’t need work comp. (does any of this sound familiar?) In fact he tried to convince the Division of Workers Claims that the laborer in the trench was a sub. But the “sub” was working by the hour, he was unskilled labor, and he will never be considered a sub just because you choose to pay with a 1099. Now the employee is entitled to benefits from the excavation company, but they were uninsured. The Department of Workers Claims looks up the line until they find coverage and in Kentucky the statute is very clear, the general contractor is liable for the injury to an un-insured subs employee. So the golf course policy responds. And in the interim, the injured employee is being ignored. This is a bad situation for all parties. Are you paying someone with a 1099 because it’s too much trouble to set up a withholding account and do it correctly? Are you using 1099’s for your employees because “that’s just what every one else is doing”? Are you paying a sub who professes to be exempt, and you know he has helpers on your site? Or maybe you heard that work comp was expensive and you just wanted to avoid buying it. Well, just don’t do it! We are a professional association, let’s all step up and act like it. If you have employees, pay them and report the earnings on a W2. You are eligible for very attractive workers compensation rates as members. And when you have a legal group, you are eligible for very attractive group health insurance rates. And more importantly, the situation above will not happen to you.

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Making a Difference: How Ed Collins’ Concerns Turned into a Solution by Just One Member Speaking Out By Brian A. Miller, Executive Vice President HBA

Every year the members of NAHB gather in Washington, DC to head to Capital Hill and lobby on your behalf. This year was no exception as NAHB members from across the country poured into our nation’s capital to make sure your voices were heard. This year was a little different. We usually follow NAHB’s priority list to draw our thoughts and concerns from but a local focus on a national issue took center stage. Earlier this year, Ed Collins with Kentucky Federal Savings and Loan brought his concern to our attention. For years Ed has worked with homebuyers using the USDA Rural Development Section 502 Guaranteed Loan program to help homebuyers to become homeowners in Northern Kentucky.

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his program is budget neutral in that it costs the taxpayers nothing. Ed brought it to our attention that, according to the legislation, the eligibility lines would be redrawn following the 2010 census. This would have a huge impact upon our community, especially those who are newcomers calling Northern Kentucky their new hometown. Many Americans have lost so much equity in their current home that they are not able to use that equity as a down payment on their next home For those who are local in the market that often causes families to stay put once they decide that they simply can’t come up with the next down payment. For those relocating to our community that means that these would be homeowners would have to be renters, no matter their past history of responsible homeownership. The USDA 502 program provides 100% financing with very strict underwriting criteria and ensures responsible homeownership for those in these exact types of situations. After Ed brought the issue to our attention we immediately contacted NAHB. The potential USDA 502 program changes were unknown by practically all in our federation. On your behalf, and with the help of Ed and our senior officers and advocacy committees, we began a campaign to communicate the situation to the other HBA’s across the country. At the same time we undertook a campaign to work with NAHB to make this a priority item as we were readying to head to DC for the legislative conference on June 6th. With the help of other HBA’s in our federation we were successful in drawing NAHB’s focus to this issue. Once the issue became a major concern for the federation talking points were drawn up, research was conducted. Your local HBA was instrumental in making this all become a reality. As a result there is an amendment to the farm bill that saves the current eligibility lines and ensures that many more responsible homeowners can call Northern Kentucky and the remainder of the nation the place where they can achieve the American Dream. At present time thebill was awaiting passage in the House of Representatives 10

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The USDA 502 program was not the only issue that we addressed. We were successful in getting a bipartisan bill introduced which would reassert the opt out provision in the EPA’s RRP Lead Paint rule. The original regulation allowed for those who owned homes that were built prior to 1978 and had children over the age of six to opt out of the RRP rules. These rules have added considerable cost to the remodeling process of the aging housing stock and in many cases remodelers are avoiding working on these projects altogether due to the expense of the process and the worry of what the EPA may do if they make the most minor mistake. In many cases the EPA has levied fines for those that are not in compliance with the rule. These fines are always thousands of dollars. The HBA also lobbied Congress to create a funding mechanism whereby builders and developers could access easier credit for AD&C financing. There are bills currently addressing the need for financing of this perennial issue. The HBA was successful in moving the ball further forward in helping to solve this issue. The USDA 502 loan program is just one example of how the HBA hears your concerns and works to help your voice to be heard across the nation. Together we make a huge difference and work to get things done for you. If you are ever concerned about an issue or see a wrong that needs to be righted for our industry don’t hesitate to call us. We are all in this thing together.

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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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Safe Lead Removal Training! Presented by Midwest Safety Consultants

Training Session at Home Builders of Northern Kentucky Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 Advance Registration Required Class will run from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Cost for members is $250

Contact HBA Northern Kentucky (859) 331-9500 to register. *Note that we will have courses only once per quarter of the year. Register Early!

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t’s that age old problem, where does a family stay (comfortably) for an extended period of time, when they need to vacate their house during remodeling, disaster or between homes. Of course options like family, friends, extended stay hotels and the like could be a consideration, but problems such as wearing out your welcome or too little space are just a couple concerns that can make these less than desirable choices. It’s also difficult to find a quality apartment to rent for a short period of time and the hassle and expense of setting up utilities and moving furniture are often deterrents. Enter HBANKY member Schilling Properties and their Valley View Temporary Housing solution. In 2006 when Schilling Properties purchased 8 buildings and 96 apartment/condo units in Crestview Hills (near St. Elizabeth Medical Center), part of the master plan was to offer a number of furnished units to companies and individuals who needed high quality temporary furnished apartments. Schilling Properties saw a need for large, furnished and equipped apartments; partly due to a partners experience in the extended stay hotel business. And, while the 300 and 400 Square Foot rooms with kitchenettes offered by most extended stay hotels work well for many individuals and couples, they saw a demand for large furnished apartments to serve the needs of families and people who needed more space for longer periods of time. With their experience and patience, they have been able to slowly grow the number of furnished units and now offer 25 high quality, fully furnished and equipped apartments. Units all exceed 1,000 Square Feet and they offer 2 and 3 bedroom units; each with 2 baths, walk-in closets, fully equipped kitchens, washer & dryer in each unit and more. Their pricing includes all this space, along with cable TV, high-speed internet, phone and all utilities. Just like a hotel, guests need only bring the clothes

and personal belongings they need; everything else if furnished. The minimum stay is 30 days and pricing is based on the size of the unit and the length of stay. The longer a guest stays, the lower the price. In discussing this service with Linda Schilling – General Manager, she pointed out a few important factors that many guests fail to consider when trying to find temporary housing. First is the hassle factor; she said that many people are looking to save a few dollars but they fail to consider things like utility costs, wear and tear from moving furniture and the comfort and psychological effect living away from home has on a family. She related a story about a man who came in last fall and said he was building a house and needed a place for “just couple months,” since the builder estimated they would be in their house by Christmas. He balked at the cost and in a follow-up phone call, she learned that he was able to find an apartment to rent on a short lease. He did admit it was much further away and not as nice, but since it was only for a couple months, he was just going to bring a card table and chairs and his family would all sleep on air mattresses. Linda said, “I remember thinking that his wife and kids were not going to be very happy and that based on the fact that they hadn’t even broken ground, I could not see any way he would be in that house by Christmas”. She said “the building site was on the way to a relative’s house and each time I passed it, I thought about his wife and family. I think they finally got into that house around Easter, I just hope they were still speaking to each other when they finally moved.” Linda let us know that their company owns and manages the units at Valley View; they also own all the furniture, electronics, appliance and linens used to furnish each unit. This allows them to maintain a very high standard. They also have a loyal following of companies both in Northern Kentucky and nationally, who relocate employees or bring them to town for long term assignments, where temporary housing is required. This is in addition to many local families who rent furnished units during renovations and relocations. If you have a client looking for this type of accommodation, you can contact Valley View Temporary Furnished Housing at: 859-341-3360. The office is located at 561 Napa Valley Lane, Crestview Hills KY and they can be found on the Web at: www.liveatvalleyview.com

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NEWS AND NOTES FROM A A building dedication ceremony followed Furlong Builds 16,000 sq. ft. by a company cookout will be held on June 21, Expansion for FN Sheppard, Founders 2012 at 11 a.m. at FN Sheppard & Company at fathers worked together - second 1261 Jamike Drive, Erlanger, KY. generation carrying on tradition Furlong specializes in design-build urlong Building Enterprises, LLC, a commercial and industrial construction construction, additions and renovations for firm, has completed a major expansion commercial, industrial, office, medical and project for FN Sheppard & Company at retail projects. In March, Furlong owners Jude the company’s Erlanger, KY headquarters. Hehman and Peter Nicolaou celebrated their The 16,000 sq. ft. expansion will house second anniversary as a company. The company manufacturing and warehouse operations has recorded over $4.5 million in sales during for the belting products manufacturer. The 2011. Cincy Magazine awarded the Tri-State company was founded by Fred Sheppard and Success Award to Furlong in April 2012. Services after his sudden death in July 1971; James E. are provided throughout the Tri-State and Reilly purchased the company. Supporting Midwest Region including Greater Cincinnati, James in the early years of taking over the Northern Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. For more information, visit www. company was his friend and colleague, Paul Hehman Sr. (father of Furlong CEO Jude FurlongBuilding.com or call 859-647-2999. Hehman) and several other individuals. For the past eight months, James Reilly’s sons Jim Greater Lexington Insurance Agency, Jr. and Brian and Jude Hehman have been Inc. Welcomes NEW Employee reater Lexington Insurance Agency working together to plan and construct the Inc, a longtime member in Lexington, expansion project, continuing the legacy that is very proud to announce the hiring their fathers began four decades ago. “Our fathers worked together nearly 40 years of Erika Fritinger Morthland. Erika is a native ago and I now have the privilege to work with the of Northern Kentucky and currently resides next generation of Reillys,” said Furlong Building in Highland Heights. She has already joined Enterprises CEO Jude Hehman. Our working the Home Builders Association of Northern relationship has a special meaning knowing that Kentucky and is looking forward to being an we are building upon a valued relationship that active member. A recent graduate of State Auto’s exclusive began so many years ago by our fathers.” PaceSetter sales development program, Erika FN Sheppard & Company has grown considerably since the early 70’s and now has is highly qualified to handle your insurance third generation Reilly family members involved needs and enthusiastic, too! Just 100 licensed in the business and is operating in six states. “The insurance agents nationwide are chosen to expansion of our headquarters will allow us participate in this year-long commitment to better functionality and efficiency,” said Vice professional and personal growth. Greater Lexington President David President of Operations, Brian Reilly. James Reilly continues to serve as leader-in- Thornton adds “Erika gives as a better ability to chief and at 85, has no plans to retire. “The credit for interact with our clients in Northern Kentucky. our success goes to our employees, many of whom This is a relationship business and we want to have worked here since the 1970’s and 80’s,” said have qualified people available when and where James Reilly. “We have good open communication; we are needed”. everyone knows their roles and goals and it works for us,” adds James Reilly. Reflecting on the steady Clubhouse Decking by Deceuninck: success of the company Reilly says: “We stay Membership with Privileges ri-State Wholesale Building Supplies focused on the needs of customers, stay on top of is pleased to offer Clubhouse PVC changes in the industry and do not take many risks.” Decking and Railing. Manufactured by For more about FN Sheppard & Company, visit Deceuninck North America (based in Monroe, www.fnsheppard.com.

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Ohio), Clubhouse is reshaping the approach to outdoor living. Clubhouse decking is 100-percent PVC, which means it contains no wood or wood fillers and is up to 25-percent lighter than most wood composites. Thanks to Deceuninck’s proprietary Korelite™ technology, Clubhouse has a strong, dense cell structure that gives it superior strength. Time-tested Sunshield® technology protects Clubhouse Decking from the harsh effects of the sun. “With Clubhouse, we are taking engineered outdoor materials to the next level of innovation,” said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO. Builders and homeowners can create their own style by choosing from either stunning natural woodgrains or solid shades that offer the look of painted luxury without the need for painted maintenance. To ensure membership in the club, Clubhouse Decking can be paired with low-maintenance PVC railing and PVC composite railing systems. Clubhouse comes with a limited lifetime warranty with 25-year fade and stain coverage. For more information on Clubhouse PVC Decking and Railing by Deceuninck, visit www. deceuninck-americas.com. Looking Ahead to a Brighter Day e in the building industry know the ups and downs of market forces all too well and many of us have struggled to keep our heads above water the last few years. A warm and hearty congratulations to all who are reading this and have endured the storm. At Studer Residential Designs, we are heaving a sigh of relief and are guardedly optimistic seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. There is a pent–up demand among many consumers who have waited and are ready to move ahead with their plans to grow and expand their living conditions and circumstances. Couples are still marrying, babies are being born and families are growing. While we have seen many who have chosen to stay in place, improving and enlarging their existing living spaces; we are now also experiencing the delayed desires

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AROUND THE ASSOCIATION of the families who want to move onward and upward. Phones are starting to ring and people are talking new housing. Hopefully the ripple effect is on its way; looking for eager suppliers who can offer value and efficiency in completing the task. In an effort to exist and flourish in the world of technology we have expanded our web site, started a “Facebook” page and are growing our stock plan portfolio. Through “Constant Contact” we have been keeping in touch with many of our builder/clients. Hopefully all who are on our list have enjoyed seeing our periodic new updates. We, as always, are available for new home designs and remodeling. Anytime we can help secure a customer for you with our many years of design experience please feel fee to contact us at 859-441-9460 or visit our web site at www.studerdesigns.com. If you would like to be added to our “Constant Contact” list with periodic email updates just let us know and we will add you to our growing builder/client list. Here’s to a better future for everyone. As residential designers we are the first to see a growth in the market and today we are cautiously optimistic about our future in the Northern Kentucky Area. KENTUCKY FEDERAL S&L OFFERS TIPS DURING LOW-INTEREST-RATE PERIODS ith interest rates at record lows, consumers face a number of choices for managing their money. Whether they want to save, spend or invest, consumers are encouraged to consider their options and choose the strategies that best suit their particular financial circumstances. Kentucky Federal S&L offers the following tips for low-interest-rate periods: 1. Make large purchases now. If you’ve been thinking of making a major purchase like a house or a car, today’s low interest rates make it a good time to finance big-ticket items. However, make sure you have a good credit record and can pay off the loan before applying. 2. Fantastic financing choices available. Two options to consider for qualified applicants are, USDA no down payment loans or Lender

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Paid PMI loans which is a low down payment loan option. Of course, borrowers who have a 20% down payment have a more flexible array of financing options. 3. Consolidate debt. With interest rates at historic lows, it makes sense to consolidate debt into one low-interest loan. For example, if you have outstanding balances on several credit cards, consider transferring those balances to one credit card with the lowest interest rate. If you qualify, it may be a good time to apply for a home equity loan to consolidate debt or make a home improvement. Banks have been easing lending standards, so it may be easier to qualify today than it was a couple years ago. 4. Shop around for credit cards with the best interest rates. You may be able to get one with better terms than the one you are currently using. Or, ask your credit card issuer to lower your interest rate to make it more competitive. 5. Know your credit score. Before you apply for any loan or credit card, check your credit report and learn your credit score. The higher your credit score, the better interest rate you will qualify for. To improve your credit score, pay down your balances, remove errors from your credit report, and pay bills on time. 6. Keep saving. Just because standard savings accounts aren’t paying a lot of interest now doesn’t mean you should stop saving for your future. Your savings will still accrue, you’ll be less likely to spend it, and you know it will be safe. If you can afford to lock up your money for a while, longer-term Certificates of Deposit (CDs) pay the highest interest rates. “Low-interest-rate periods offer a variety of opportunities and challenges for customers deciding how to manage their money,” said Glenn Meyers, EVP. “Customers should never take on more debt than they can afford to repay, but this could be a good time to consolidate debt to make payments easier, or make a home improvement you’ve been thinking about for a long time,” he added. Customers who are unsure of how to take advantage of the current low-interest-rate environment are encouraged to speak with their local bank representative.

The Pella 350 Series is an exciting new product for Pella Windows and Doors! ella’s most energy-efficient product is a natural choice for builders, architects general contractors and anyone seeking a durable energy-efficient vinyl option for new construction, remodeling or replacement applications. Featuring details that add to its premium look and feel, along with energy-saving innovations, Pella 350 Series windows and patio doors are a versatile vinyl option. Here’s why: Premium look inside and out — Pella’s exclusive SmoothSeam™ welded frame corners are virtually invisible when compared to typical vinyl products with unsightly visible corner welds. Color choices — Available in White, Almond or dual-color (white interior with brown exterior factory-applied frame finish) provide the design flexibility to complement a variety of building styles. Popular triple-pane glazing option, 18 insulating chambers. Energy-efficient — up to 83% more energyefficient1, Pella 350 Series windows and doors feature double-or triple-glazing, optional foam inserts and frames with up to 18 insulating chambers — three times more than typical vinyl. Total U-factors as low as 0.17 are available. According to the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the U-factor measures how well a product prevents heat from escaping a home or building. The lower the U-factor, the better a product is at keeping heat in. Additionally, Pella Windows and Doors are pleased to announce that Kellen Zawadzki has joined our team as an outside sales professional in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Kellen has been with the company for close to one year and has shown great promise and energy in our Louisville market. Please join me in welcoming Kellen to Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Kellen’s cell phone number 859 982 6211 and his email is kellenz@pellaoki.com.

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2012 Tee & Green Sponsors 2-10 Warranty Abrevaya Construction Adam Miller Homes Arronco Comfort Air Bill’s Remodeling Bluegrass Paving Carter Lumber CPC Exterminators Cru Cutters Custom Home Elevator Del-Monde Didio Chiropractic Center Dressman, Benzinger & Lavelle Eaton Asphalt Enzweiler Trade School Gateway/Potter Insurance Kelly Brothers Lumber Keidel Supply (2) Kitchens by Rutenschroer M.C. Steel & Crane Mc D Concrete Mollett Gutter Overhead Door/Mooney & Moses Patrick’s Custom Hardwood Floor Piercefield Truss & Wood Components Porter Paints Riegler Management Sales & Marketing Council Servicemaster by Adams Sims-Lohman Fine Kitchens Tri- City Insurance Service Von-Lehman & Company Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Red’s Tickets Sponsors Barnes, Dennig & Company ESSROC Guardian Savings Bank Louisville Tile Distributor MISCELLANEOUS DOOR PRIZE SPONSORS EmbroidMe – 1 dozen embroidered hats Hagedorn Applicances - Thermador Golf Bag Pella - Koozies Tri-City Insurance – Chip Clips, Notepads Triple Crown Development - Koozies

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Attention: Contractors & Developers Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Land nd D Development pme Council ncil Mee M ing Meeting SD1 will present the

2012 Nominees:

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Contractors -ATS Construction -Philpot Enterprises Excavating Contractors -West Side Site Contractors

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REMODELER’S CORNER sponsoring one of the meetings, contact the HBA office.

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. started energy inspections on July 1 to help remodelers get used to what they are looking for in the inspections. The new Kentucky Building Code will go into effect on January 1, 2013. The Building & Housing Codes Committee will continue to meet with inspectors the remainder of this year to discuss the new changes. If you are experiencing any code enforcement issues or have questions about these new Codes, please contact Brian Miller at the HBA office.

By Darlene Bossert, CKD, Stone Statements, Inc. Tour of Remodeled Homes: The 2012 Tour is scheduled for October 6 & 7. The early bird deadline has passed and the final deadline for entries is August 3. We hope to have several projects in Cincinnati again this year. If you need entry forms or any information about the TORH, please contact Melanie Meyer at the HBA office. There will be project sponsorships available again this year. If you are a supplier who worked on a TORH home, please consider becoming a project sponsor for that home. Look for more information from Kirk Pies.

Awards: Congratulations to Dan Corbin for winning Northern Kentucky Magazine’s “Best Remodeler of Northern Kentucky”. The magazine ran a Best of Northern Kentucky Show at Receptions and Dan was the winner!

Lunch Sponsorships: We have opportunities to sponsor a Remodelers Council lunch meeting in October and December. If you are interested in

Quote of the Day: “He is great who can do what he wishes; he is wise who wishes to do what he can.” Anonymous

Northern Kentucky Building Permits SINGLE FAMILY

MARCH ‘12

BOONE

23

$3,516,805

CAMPBELL

9

$1,443,974

KENTON

14

$1,732,013

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MODULAR HOMES

#

83

MULTI FAMILY

#

CONDOS

#

COMMERCIAL

#

COMMERCIAL REMODELING

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RESIDENTIAL REMODELING

3

$930,000

62

$6,798,279

66

$1,125,093

10

$562,663

21

$662,475

26

$10,878,765

27

$530,934

18

$431,600

2

$43,000

$5,097,000

GRANT CARROLLTON GALLATIN MASON

1

$75,000

47

$6,767,792

OWEN TOTAL

SINGLE FAMILY

MARCH ‘11

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MODULAR HOMES

83

$5,097,000

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MULTI FAMILY

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CONDOS

3

$930,000

98

$18,239,707

134

$2,793,102

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COMMERCIAL

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COMMERCIAL REMODELING

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RESIDENTIAL REMODELING

2

$15,145,000

49

$8,808,847

53

$625,544

BOONE

47

$6,589,895

CAMPBELL

8

$941,566

1

$123,000

11

$2,248,087

17

$207,700

KENTON

16

$2,056,670

1

$30,000

15

$862,600

16

$230,249

GRANT

2

$231,000

1

$5,500

1

$5,000

4

$165,390

4

$40,500

CARROLLTON GALLATIN MASON OWEN TOTAL

73

$9,819,131

2

$153,000

JAN-MAR '11

145

$20,877,794

2

$153,000

JAN-MAR '12

141

$20,548,764

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$2,000,000

83

$5,097,000

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$2,578,120

2

$15,145,000

80

$12,090,424

91

$1,108,993

4

$21,715,000

220

$36,317,794

186

$2,845,205

5

$9,640,676

260

$47,299,726

274

$5,109,413


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

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5 Independence Day Office Closed

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SMC Board Of Governors, HBA, 12:00 pm

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july

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13

Associates Council BOG, 3:30 pm, Papa Dinos Pizza

Membership Retention, 11:30 am, HBA

LDC Board of Governors 11:00 am, LDC Luncheon, 12:00 pm HBA

AGC Workplace Safety, HBA, 10:00 am -12:00 pm

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Remodelers Issues, 12:00 pm, HBA

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Ambassador Club, Noon, HBA

Board of Directors, 12:00 pm, HBA Executive Committee, 1:30 pm, HBA

VIP Preview Party, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, Manor Hil

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sunday

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monday 30

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tuesday 31

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wednesday 1

thursday 2

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friday

saturday

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Remodelers Issues, 12:00 pm, HBA

HBA/NKAR Florence Freedom Night!, 6:00 9:00pm Champion Window Field, Florence

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8 Membership Retention, 11:30 am, HBA

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SMC Board Of Governors, HBA, 12:00 pm

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LDC Board of Governors 11:00 am, LDC Luncheon, 12:00 pm HBA

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august

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Events Committee, 12:00 pm, HBA

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PAC Night, 5:30-8:30pm, TBA

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28 Ambassador Club, Noon, HBA

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30 Board of Directors, 12:00 pm, HBA Executive Committee, 1:30 pm, HBA

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Northern Kentucky Builder July 2012  

The official publication of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky