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May 2013

The Official Publication of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky

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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

May 2013

Inside this Edition... 4 ................Letter from Brian Miller, Executive Vice President

and political action.

5 ..................................................................... Membership Update

The Northern Kentucky Home Product and Service Buyers’

6............................................................. Millennium Club Update

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

6...........................................................Architectural Stone Veneer 10.............................................................General Assembly Recap 13........................................................... 50th Annual Golf Outing 14..................................................................Table Top Night 2013 16 ..............................Congratulations Enzweiler Class of 2013

Kentucky is strictly prohibited.

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phone 859.331.9500 or fax 859.578.3393

20 .................................................. Cavalcade of Homes is Here!

email homebuilders@hbanky.com 2013 Board of Directors Adam Chaney, President William Butt, Immediate Past President James Kegley, Vice President Jason Yeager, Secretary/Treasurer Desiree Webster, Associate President Walt Dunlevy, Associate Vice President Paul Metzger, Land Development Council President Pat Parshall, Sales & Marketing Council President Phil Drees, Builder Director Tom Spille, Builder Director Diana DeVore, Associate Director Art Fischesser, Associate Director Anita Kosco, Associate Director Patrick Townsend, Associate Director HBA Staff Brian A. Miller, Executive Vice President Janis Beard, Membership Director Melanie Meyer, Director of Shows & Events, Sales & Marketing Thomas Napier, Director of Professional Development Marsha Roudabush, Director of Finance Holly Woodring, Administrative Coordinator 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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23 ..................................Weather Delays - Who Takes the Hit? 26 ................................... Northern Kentucky Building Permits 27 .................................................................... Calendar of Events COVER Front Row, L-R: Diana DeVore, Golf Co-Chair, Guardian Savings Bank; Gus McKinley, Gustin Construction; Patrick Townsend, Golf Co-Chair, Patrick’s Custom Hardwood Flooring. 2nd Row, L-R: Anita Kosco, Drees Homes, Janis Beard, HBA Membership Director; Adam Perkins, Laquinta Strickland, Golf CoChair, L & N Federal Credit Union, Mark Perkins Masterpiece Audio/Video; Debbie Franxman, Wiseway Supply; Linda Stickley, 360 American Title. 3rd Row, L-R: Jerry Moser, retired Columbia Federal S & L; Roger Toennis, Cornerstone Window & Door; Rob Stone, C. K. Ash Insurance; Pat Parshall, NKY Publishing. 4th Row, L-R: Adam Miller, Adam Miller Homes; Scott Becker, Reading Rock’s Fireside; David Phelps, Barnes, Dennis & Co.

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HBA: Your Competitive Advantage

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ne of the top issues facing your business is competition from other businesses. If those other businesses are not a member of the HBA then you have the competitive advantage. The HBA allows you to affordably reach your customers, keep operating costs low, maintain a skilled workforce and learn the skills and knowhow it takes to overcome the competition. Long ago most of our shows and business to business events were created by our members. They knew that together we could create ways to reach consumers and other business owners so that they could grow their bottom line. Out of this vision of past leaders came our consumer shows such as the Cavalcade of Homes, Homefest, the Parade of Homes and the Tour of Remodeled Homes. For the cost of a small advertisement in the local newspaper or a handful of spots of TV they knew that, with the HBA’s brand behind them, these shows had the ability to draw throngs of eager and interested buyers out to meet the professionals of the HBA. It worked. It continues to work today. We are excited that this year we have four premier events for you to become involved with so you can grow your bottom line. About the same time our past associate leaders knew that there was business to be had within the HBA itself. From that notion spawned ideas of valuable business to business events that allowed members to get to know and foster relationships with business owners in need of their products and services. It’s not just lumber companies and trade suppliers that benefit from these events. The HBA has over 970 business owners in its ranks and they all have business needs. No matter how small or large the item or service a business needs materials, ideas and tools to operate. These leaders realized this and they created events that go on today such as the Builder/Realtor Bash, Table Top Night, Golf Outing, Associates Outing, Mix and Mingles, Land Development Council Events, Home Show Preview Parties, and the list goes on. Today’s HBA leaders are creating new ways to connect with business owners such as our Housing & Economic Outlook, and are working to revamp established events to make sure that they not only maintain relevance but grow. In fact, in the last few years every one of our business to business events have grown, some to a great degree like our recent Table Top Night. The leaders of the HBA have also created ways to keep your operating costs low. Through our workers compensation and association health care plans you can literally save thousands upon thousands of dollars each year in order to help your business. This year our workers compensation fund paid dividends back to members who have been part of the plan for at least four years over $16,000,000 across the state. The average dividend was over $5,000. Come January those members directly involved with the construction of a home and delivering materials used to build that home will be able to participate in the association health care plan. The plan will “risk rate” its enrollees, attracting younger professionals into the plan and thereby lowering premiums. Think the affordable care act is a bad idea? Now you have an answer for your business as an alternative to the ACA. Our trade school is literally bursting at the seams with enrollees. Our students enjoy an over 97% job placement rate. We receive calls every week and at times daily from our members looking for students from our trade school to get them working on the job. Our students come ready to work and ready to learn. In fact, today’s leaders are developing a business plan to ensure that there will be more students able to attend the programs. We also offer our members a discounted rate to send their employees through our programs in order to gain improved skills that they bring back to you. We offer courses in carpentry, remodeling and maintenance, HVAC, welding, electric and plumbing. We also are looking at ways to expand our training into new areas for you. If you are interesting in enrolling an employee into the program please call as soon as possible as classes for the 2013-2014 school year are already filling up at a rate higher than even our record last year. Classes are priced at fractions below anything else in the market as a member benefit. Today’s leadership is setting up a daytime program that involves high school seniors. You need a steady supply of skilled labor entering the industry to allow you to benefit form the recovery and the HBA is doing just that for you. The other shining gem in the HBA crown is our education department. We offer short courses, often just a few hours that help your business. Whether you need to learn business skills, remodeling historic structures, pick up leadership skills, hone your estimation processes, and so on, our classes are short, cheap and effective. Today’s leadership is taking on these education endeavors to create a true career pathway to construction for the first time in Northern Kentucky. Now a high school student can consider our industry, learn a trade, become certified and later attend our entrepreneurship styled continuing education classes to learn how to help you run your business or perhaps they will run their own someday. Everybody’s case is independent but it would not be hard to put a pencil to paper for each individual member to see how the HBA affects your bottom line, or perhaps how we could help to improve your bottom line by participating in the programs that help you establish and maintain your competitive advantage through the HBA. If there is anything we can do to help you create and maintain your advantage pick up the phone and call us at 859-331-9500.

Sincerely,

Brian A. Miller Executive Vice President Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky


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Do Business with a Member.

Welcome Back We are truly happy to have your support and membership. The following companies are once again members of HBANKY.

New Member Orientation is not only for the new members who are recruited throughout the year, but also for members who have never attended a New Member Orientation. You would be amazed at the services and benefits the Home Builders Association provides their members that you may not be aware of because you have not attended a New Member Orientation. Plan to join us for our next New Member Orientation at the Home Builders Office.

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New Members

If you do business with any of the missing members, please encourage them to get back in the action at the HBA!

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

Arlinghaus Heating & Air, LLC B & D Contractors CHOSEN Commercial Contract, Inc. Center Line Maintenance, LLC Greenergy Professional Service Holiday Homes/Freedom Homes Juliet Homes Middle C Contracting, Inc.

J.A.C.C., Inc. Charles H. Heilman 2331 Darlington Road Melbourne, Kentucky 41059 859-635-0110 Business: Manufacturer of custom safety machine guarding

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2013 MILLENNIUM CLUB All-Rite Ready Mix Arlinghaus Builders, LLC Ash Insurance, C.K. Barnes, Dennig & Co. Ltd Bray Trucking, Inc. Cutter Construction, Inc. Drees Company Dudley Construction Co. Inc. Ernst Concrete Fischer Homes Florence Nursery & Landscaping Florida Tile, Inc. 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

Architectural Stone Veneer

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ur homes are a true expression of ourselves, so why not enhance the beauty of your home with natural, realistic Architectural stone veneer? Architectural stone veneer is a natural, realistic product that can provide dramatic new design features for your home. Stone veneer can be applied to indoor and outdoor fireplaces, retaining walls, interior walls, as well as exterior facades. How about adding stone veneer as a kitchen backsplash, around a kitchen island, or on interior walls? Not only can natural stone enhance the feel of any décor, but it adds value to your home as well. Architectural Stone Veneer Applications Stone veneer creates timeless beauty when applied to the interior of your home. Applied to one wall or throughout a whole room, stone veneer can be an elegant alternative to wallpaper or paint. In addition, stone veneer is durable and easy to clean. It adds a sense of old world charm with a modern touch to nearly any room. Kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, studies, libraries, and family rooms are just a few examples where stone veneer could be used. Stone veneer can be used for fireplaces. A new façade on an indoor or outdoor fireplace creates an expensive look at a fraction of the cost. Outdoor patios can be transformed simply with the addition of a stone fireplace. Re-facing or building new indoor fireplaces can be a simple and easy project with the addition of stone veneer. Consider using stone veneer on the exterior of your home. Stone veneer can be applied either on the lower half or on the entire exterior of a home. Add charm to the exterior of your home and curb appeal with durable, fade resistant, weather resistant stone veneer. Stone veneer installs quickly and is lighter in weight. It is also more durable since it is resistant to weather, sun damage, and even chipping. The advantages of manufactured architectural stone veneer over natural stone are: • cost (cost of material, cost of application) • weight (ease and cost of application) • variety of designs and colors Upgrade your curb appeal, backyard elegance, or old world style interior with stone veneer. You will save money and have a long lasting product that will be sure to enhance the beauty and design of any home, indoors or out.

M & W Excavation Co., Inc. Sims-Lohman Fine Kitchens & Granite 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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BUILDING MATERIALS & SERVICES

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General Assembly Recap By Brian A. Miller, Executive Vice President, Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky

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he Home Builders Association has had an extremely successful session in 2013. In all, over 700 bills were introduced during the session, with 120 affecting the Home Building Industry in some form. The highlight of the session this year was a trip by key HBA leaders who took time from their busy careers to travel to Frankfort during the session and work with the Northern Kentucky Caucus on several important bills of note. Both of the top bills those visiting Frankfort during the session worked on were passed due in part to their efforts. The HBA is very proud of the member’s achievements during their trip. The HBA is also extremely proud of its grassroots network of watchdog members willing to pick up the phone and write letters and emails to their elected officials during the General Assembly. At times a handful of faithful HBA members mean a good bill’s success or a harmful bill’s defeat. For your dedication we are all eternally grateful. The following bills below have been signed into law by Governor Beshear. House Bill 100 - now allows an individual party to a dissolving trust or limited liability company to bid as an individual entity - apart from the selling entity - on real or personal property being offered pursuant to that dissolution. Why this matters to you: Remember this when you bid on property. House Bill 120 - establishes the “appraisal management company recovery fund,” to help aggrieved Kentucky licensed or certified real property appraisers who have suffered a loss as a result of an appraisal management company ceasing to be registered, and if the board determines that there is no viable alternative for full restitution. Why this matters to you: Although this measure does not address the “appraisal problem” of bad comps, this is a positive measure, especially if you have ever been the “aggrieved party.” House Bill 125 - removes onerous regulations that had required non-commercial drivers of small trucks pulling trailers to carry a medical card and a log book. Why this matters to you: If you are pulling a trailer with a work truck, and you are not a commercial driver, you no longer have to carry a medical card and a log book (thus, can no longer be fined!) House Bill 145 - provides for a one-year statute of limitations for actions brought against professional land surveyors. Why this matters to you: Remember this when dealing with surveyors. House Bill 162 - Changes the “limited elevator mechanic” license to an “accessibility and residential elevator mechanic” license, meaning the 10

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installation of a residential lift will no longer require the commercial type license; rather the accessibility and residential elevator mechanic license will suffice. Why this matters to you: Less cost. House Bill 343 - requires the One-Stop Business Portal Advisory Committee, Secretary of State, the Finance and Administration Cabinet, the Cabinet for Economic Development, the Commonwealth Office of Technology, and the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to establish a system for consolidating the multiple business identification numbers used in filings with state agencies to a single standardized business identification number. Why this matters to you: Businesses will now have one identification number rather than numerous unique ID numbers for different state agencies. House Bill 378 - “sunlights” the total maximum daily load (TMDL) process by requiring the Energy and Environment cabinet to maintain a listing of impaired waters placed on the 303(d) list and to make that list available on the cabinet’s Web site, and requires the cabinet include other methodological information associated with determining whether to place the water body on the list in the first place. Why this matters to you: TMDL’s that are developed in a haphazard manner have the potential to devastate a community - shutting down development in the name of erroneous information. This will allow you to identify if a property has an impaired stream before purchase.

Senate Bill 21 - expands eligibility for funding from the affordable housing trust fund to include sponsors who meet certain requirements and work in connection with rental housing developments that receive low-income tax credits. Why this matters to you: Expansion of eligibility for funding homes. Senate Bill 27 - decreases the right of redemption period from one year to six months for land sold under execution for less than two-thirds of its value. Why this matters to you: If you bought property at auction for less than two-thirds of its value, you can make improvements to that property six months after the sale rather than one year after the sale, without fear of losing your costs for improvement. Senate Bill 66 - Allows licensed radon mitigation contractors to test their own work to see if the mitigation efforts were successful and eliminates the need for Errors and Omission Insurance. Why this matters to you: this law allows the time frame of the building process to be shortened, thus keeping housing affordable helping all in the housing industry. Senate Bill 152 - builds a wall of protection around association healthcare plans by placing into statute federally conforming language concerning associations. Why this matters to you: Health Insurance availability and affordability through your association health plan.


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Thursday, May 9th at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington from 8:00 – 10:00 am Buffet Breakfast $25 per person Join the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky Sales & Marketing Council, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors for an engaging update and forecast. Learn insightful information from the region’s economic leaders about today’s economy and the economy of the next three years.

Economic Outlook Speakers Janet Harrah, Senior Director Center for Economic Analysis of Development, Haile/US Bank College of Business, Northern Kentucky University Brian Miller, Executive Vice President Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky Steve Stevens, President & CEO Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Dan Tobergte, President & CEO Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation Janie Wilson, Executive Vice President Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors®

Sponsorships available, contact Melanie Meyer at 859-331-9500 or melaniem@hbanky.com. For reservations call 859-331-9500 or e-mail janisbeard@hbanky.com. Northern Kentucky BUILDER

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50th Annual Golf Outing AT Triple Crown Country Club

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SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE! Hole Sponsorships Tee and Green sponsor $150 each Door Prize Sponsor $25, $50, $75, $100, or $200

Monday, June 3, 2013 • 10:00 Shotgun Start • 144 maximum golfers

Don’t Play Golf, but want to join the fun? Lunch $15 or Dinner $25 (includes Beer & Soft Drinks) or spend your whole day hanging out at the country club for $35. Need a little “Help” with your game? Mulligan’s available for only $5. Limited (4) mulligan’s per foursome. Bring a little extra cash for some Extra Circular Skills games along the course.

WHAT DO SPONSORS RECEIVE FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIP? Prominent signage at the golf course and in NKY BUILDER Magazine. Exposure to the golfers and HBA members attending. Ability to hand out goodies and prizes with your company name and logo to all golfers and members. Chance to network with golfers as they are waiting to tee off or sink their putt. Enjoy the day out of the office or jobsite!

OTHER SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE, Call MELANIE FOR DETAILS AT THE HBA OFFICE TODAY, 859-331-9500.

Prizes Awarded: 1st & 2nd Place Teams, Longest Putt, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin. “Best Ball Scramble”. Don’t golf ? Don’t worry! All you have to do is make your club come in contact with the ball, be able to carry the ball to the leading position on your team, hit again, and find three other players willing to accept this method of play. In other words, all players hit their ball, play their nest shot from the best position hit ball member of their team and one score is recorded for the team. It’s so easy and so much fun! Reservations for lunch and dinner are a must! Call 859-331-9500. Reservations made for golf, lunch or dinner and not cancelled by May 27th will be charged. Northern Kentucky BUILDER

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2013 Table Top Night

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he 2013 HBANKY Table Top Night, sponsored by Florida Tile, at the new Horseshoe Casino in downtown Cincinnati was a big success! How many years has it been since we had over 500 members in one room? It seemed that all attendees enjoyed networking and visiting the vendors at the tables. It was said that this year’s event brought out some of those members who had not been seen in a while. Being a member of HBA is no gamble. Our members are the best! The sponsor’s and vendor’s for TTN compiled a generous pile of prizes. A drawing took place every four minutes! Cheryl Stegman Committee Chairperson stated “we have NEVER had so many prizes and giveaways!” Cheryl and her committee members worked very hard to keep the night running smoothly. Their tireless dedication is another example of the quality group of professionals that makes our

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association what it is. Our sincerest thanks to Cheryl Stegman, Dave Renchen, Mike Eubanks, JoEllen Thompson, Connie Kreutzjans, Darlene Bossett, Anita Kosco and Brian Schalk. We are most grateful to our sponsors who made it possible to produce an event that was economical for all HBA members. Thank you to Florida Tile, L&N Federal Credit Union, Carter Lumber, Overhead Door of Cincinnati/Mooney & Moses Roofing/Mollet Gutter, America’s Floor Source, Arronco, Berk’s Landscaping, Pella, Rite Rug, Wiseway, Stegman Landscaping, ESSROC, Kirkwoods Sweeper, Heliotrope Design, Cox Media, Ferguson, Nielson & Sherry PSC, PPG Porter Paints, Star Building Materials and Reading Rock Fireside. If you missed this Table Top Night, you will not want to miss Table Top Night in 2014!


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Congratulations Enzweiler Class of 2013 HVAC Graduating Class

Electric Graduating Class

Carpentry Graduating Class

Welding Graduating Class

Brian Miller Brandt Manning

We had a great turnout for the graduating class April 18th, and we’re excited to have these great outgoing students ready to enter into the industry and ready to work! Great job everybody!

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The Staff, Graduates and Students of the Enzweiler Apprentice Training & Trade School would like to thank the following HBA member companies for their assistance with the 2012-2013 School Year. We couldn’t do it without your continued support!

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2012 SAM Awards Celebration - “Run for the Roses”

Presented by: Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati Sales & Marketing Council

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he 2012 SAM Awards Celebration, “Run for the Roses” was held on March 22nd at the Radisson Hotel in Covington, Kentucky. Master of Ceremonies, Bob Herzog, Local Channel 12 Traffic Reporter, entertained us with a short clip featuring several of his “Dance Party Friday” productions and of course, his witty humor throughout the program. Each year the SAM Awards Celebration draws more people and interest in celebrating the successes of our sales & marketing professionals in new home sales , marketing and remodeling. Thank you to all who submitted entries and congratulations to all the winners!

L-R: The 2012 Medallion Award Sponsor, Laquinta Strickland, L & N Federal Credit Union, presents Cindy Shetterly, Sibcy Cline, the Medallion Award for Top Realtor in Volume, 10.5 Million. Cindy was also the 2012 Off-Site Realtor of the Year, 3.8 Million

L-R: The 2012 Medallion Award Sponsor, Laquinta Strickland, L & N Federal Credit Union, presents Mark Gripshover, Drees Homes, the Medallion Award for Top Builder Rep. in volume, 15.1 Million. Mark also won the Pinnacle Award for Top Builder Rep. in Units, 53 Units and has received the 5 Million Dollar Gold Award for five consecutive years with total sales of 53.4 Million.

2012 Excalibur Award Winner. Mark Gripshover, Drees Homes, 53.4 Million. The recipient of the Excalibur Award must have received the 5 Million Dollar Gold Award for five consecutive years including 2012.

2012 Master of Ceremonies, Bob Herzog, Channel 12 Traffic Reporter

A “Big Thank You” is extended to the 2012 SAM Awards Sponsors*!

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2012 SAM Awarads Media Sponsor, Travis Moore, Enquirer Media


ALL-RITE READY MIX 2012 Northern Kentucky Corporate Award Winners

Best Television Advertisement - L & N Federal Credit Union Best Direct Mail Piece, Large Volume Builder - Drees Homes Best Interior Merchandising Detached Single Family Home with a Sales Price of $250,000 - $499,999, Large Volume Builder - Drees Homes Best Interior Merchandising Attached Single Family Home with a Sales Price Up to $249,999, Large Volume Builder - Drees Homes Best Kitchen Remodeling Project, $49,999 & Under - Cutter Construction Best Addition Project, $99,999 & Under - Bill’s Remodeling & Electric Best Addition Project, $100,000 & Over – Cutter Construction Best Renovation Project, $150,000 & Over - Cutter Construction

“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

2012 Individual Sales Performance Achievements

Lee Ann Crigler, Fischer Homes, 1.2 Million Julie Ray Ritchie, Sibcy Cline Realtors, 1.2 Million Shawn Brown, Fischer Homes, 1.4 Million Laura Sanders, Sibcy Cline Realtors, 1.5 Million Jewel Buckley, Coldwell Banker West Shell, 1.7 Million Paula Ritter, Sibcy Cline Realtors, 1.7 Million Thomas Dooley, Fischer Homes, 1.9 Million Becky Baird, Alan Schmidt Construction, 2.0 Million Deborah Tarvin, Drees Homes, 2.1 Million Tim Cheek, Maronda Homes, 2.5 Million Taffie Francis, Drees Homes, 2.9 Million Janell Stuckwisch, Sibcy Cline Realtors, 2.9 Million Cindy Hahn, Coldwell Banker West Shell, 3.3 Million Esther Mack, Fischer Homes, 3.5 Million Cindy Shetterly, Sibcy Cline Realtors, 3.8 Million Cameron McIntosh, Fischer Homes, 4.0 Million Raelynn Kohlhepp, Fischer Homes, 6.6 Million Melanie Millison, Drees Homes, 9.1 Million Kellie Bailey, Fischer Homes, 12.1 Million Mark Gripshover, Drees Homes, 15.1 Million

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

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Excalibur Award Winner

Mark Gripshover, Drees Homes, 53.4 Million The recipient of the Excalibur Award must have received the 5 Million Dollar Gold Award for five consecutive years including 2012.

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2013

The Biggest Home Show Ever Held in Northern Kentucky

Welcome to the 51ST yEar of our multiple site Cavalcade of Homes presented by the Northern Kentucky Home Builders Association. This year’s show offers you the opportunity to visit new homes located in the Northern Kentucky featuring established new home builders showcasing their homes, floor plans and communities. The builders or their representatives will be on hand to answer your questions while you visit their homes.

Who’s in the Cavalcade of Homes?

Participating Builders – it is not too late to be one! The builders already signed up are Cutter Construction, Ashley Construction, Adam Miller Homes, MI Homes, The BOLD Company, Alinghaus Builders, LLC, Tim Burks Builder, Inc, and Drees Homes.

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Gold Sponsorship | Tim Burks Builders and Adam Miller Homes For Cavalcade show information call Melanie Meyer at 859-331-9500.


www.kellybros.com DRY RIDGE 85 S. Main Street 859-824-3371 COVINGTON 3502 Latonia Avenue (at 35th Street) 859-655-8134

Land Development Council and Ohio Valley Development Council to Hold Premier Joint Event

Hofbrauhaus Newport, Wednesday May 15, 2013 @ Noon Learn from top NAHB regulatory staff about the future of environmental regulations. Hear issues regarding stormwater, endangered species, wetland regulations, and other regulatory impacts that will affect your business today and in the future. The NAHB regulatory staff are in contact with federal agencies on a daily basis and are THE foremost experts on the future of federal regulatory matters. Enjoy time meeting business leaders in the development industry and connecting with others to help drive your business forward. Of course, enjoy the atmosphere of celebration and BIER at the Hofbrauhaus Newport. Cost for the event is $35. Sponsorships are available for this event at $250 each. Sponsors will receive free admission, and opportunity to speak at the event, and valuable promotion in the Northern Kentucky Builder Magazine, HBA E-Newsletter and any special promotions about the event. To make a reservation please call the HBA at 859-331-9500 or register online at www.hbanky.com Northern Kentucky BUILDER

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Weather Delays: Who Takes the Hit? Written by Kelly M. Gindele

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The Future in Building

t’s that time of year for the Greater Cincinnati area. Spring in this part of the country can mean various things where weather is concerned. It could be beautiful, sunny, and warm. However, spring in the Ohio Valley can also bring torrential rain, tornadoes, hail, and gusting winds. Or we could experience, as has been the case so in 2013, snow and ice well beyond what is considered “normal”. The weather in this area is simply unpredictable, and we generally have to expect weather of all varieties. Adverse weather can wreak havoc on constructions sites and schedules. It can potentially add months to the construction schedule. It is not uncommon for parties to disagree as to who should bear the risk for such delays. The weather is no one’s fault; therefore, no one feels they should be penalized for delays caused by bad weather. It is likely not an exaggeration to claim that every court in the country has dealt with a construction suit involving adverse weather delays. Delays on a construction project are categorized as either being excusable or inexcusable. If the delay is excusable, the next question is whether such excusable delay is also compensable. A contractor getting additional time to perform due to an excusable delay does not always mean that the contractor will also get an increase in its contract price. Generally, delays are only compensable if the Owner somehow caused the delay. With respect to weather, it is not always an excusable delay and is rarely a compensable delay. To determine excusability, courts generally consider the foreseeabilty of the weather, any fault or negligence of the contractor, and the severity of the weather. Usually, the contractor must show that the weather was unusually severe or that it could not have been reasonably anticipated. Even in cases where the adverse weather amounts to an excusable delay, it is usually not compensable. To be compensable, weather delays must be caused by the Owner prolonging work into a period of bad weather when the work otherwise would have been complete. For example, if the concrete work was scheduled to be completed in the fall but Owner delays pushed the work into the winter, the mason may be then unable to proceed due to weather delays. In that situation, the weather delay may be not only excusable but compensable. One way in which to eliminate question as to if adverse weather should be a compensable delay would be to address it in the construction contract. The parties can agree upon the circumstances under which the contractor’s contract price should be increased due to adverse weather. Particularly if a contractor wants to be paid for delays caused by adverse weather, it should be sure to include such terms within the contract. Otherwise, if left to the courts, the delays will most likely be found to be excusable but not compensable. If you would like to know more about residential construction contracts, please contact Kelly Gindele in the Construction Section of Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc. Kelly can be reached at (513) 639-7688 or via email at kgindele@dbllaw.com. 67 Am.Jur.Proof of Facts 3d Liability of Owner and Contractor for Delay in Completion of Building or Construction Project §6 (2013)

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What’s New with Pella

Pella Impervia Dual-Color Option NOW AVAILABLE! Neither wind nor rain nor sleet or snow stops determined mail carriers. Nor do those elements and other climate extremes phase Pella Corporation’s energy-efficient Pella Impervia line, expanding in the Summer of 2011 to include White interior option for all units. Pella Impervia windows and patio doors offer more style and design flexibility for your customers. With the new dual-color option, Pella Impervia products can have a White interior with the choice of White, Tan or Brown exterior. Pella Impervia windows and patio doors arrive pre-finished with a powder-coat paint finish on both interior and exterior. This durable finish stays looking great for years with little care.

“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!

For more information, please contact your local Pella representative or call 513-936-5240. 24

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“Your supermarket for concrete accessories and masonry equipment”™

Thank you contractors, building owners and greater community for the opportunity to serve you. Service, service and more service. That is the Janell mantra.

Concrete forms Concrete chutes Silt fencing Mortar Mixers Concrete Buggies Formwork drafting services

Cincinnati 6130 Cornell Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242 P: (513) 489-9111

Cures & Sealers Chemicals Grouts Hand Tools Power Tools Pourform plywood

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Columbus 831 Harmon Ave. Columbus, OH 43223 P: (614) 224-9111

Polyfilm Concrete blankets Stakes Wall ties Safety gear Expansion joint

Erlanger 2930 Crescent Springs Rd. Erlanger, KY 41018 P: (859) 341-9111

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Caulks Decorative Concrete Supplies Decorative Concrete Stamps Masonry Supplies

Lexington 970 New Circle Rd. Lexington, KY 40511 P: (859) 254-9111

Dayton 800 East 1st St. Dayton, OH 45402 P: (937) 866-9111


LABOR POOL

We would like to thank our sponsors again for helping make Table Top Night 2013 such a great succcess!

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.

We would like to thank our sponsors who support Table Top Night and make it possible to produce a quality event while keeping ticket prices minimal. Our sincerest appreciation goes out to: Florida Tile, L&N Federal Credit Union, Carter Lumber, Overhead Door of Cincinnati/Mooney & Moses Roofing/Mollet Gutter, Ferguson, America’s Floor Source, Arronco, Berk’s Landscaping, Pella, Rite Rug, Wiseway, Stegman Landscaping, ESSROC, Kirkwood’s Sweeper Shop, Nielson and Sherry PSC, Reading Rock, Star Building Materials, PPG Porter Paints and Cox Media.

Call Thomas Napier, PhD, Director of Professional Development at the HBA (859) 331-9500

Northern Kentucky Building Permits SINGLE FAMILY

February ‘13

#

MODULAR HOMES

#

MULTI FAMILY

#

CONDOS

#

COMMERCIAL

#

COMMERCIAL REMODELING

#

RESIDENTIAL REMODELING

4

$600,000

6

$2,936,288

45

$6,925,267

51

$1,132,572

6

$130,653

6

$152,000

20

$2,080,347

23

$385,691

1

$275,000

1

$80,000

3

$217,350

BOONE

39

$6,657,673

36

$2,124,144

CAMPBELL

5

$907,555

5

$850,000

KENTON

24

$4,096,422

2

$430,000

GRANT

1

$398,000

1

$80,000

70

$12,139,650

1

SINGLE FAMILY

#

1

1

$800,000

$90,000

CARROLLTON GALLATIN MASON

1

$5,000

$90,000

44

$3,409,144

4

$600,000

7

$3,736,288

72

$9,411,267

84

$1,967,613

MODULAR HOMES

#

MULTI FAMILY

#

CONDOS

#

COMMERCIAL

#

COMMERCIAL REMODELING

#

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

OWEN TOTAL

February ‘12 BOONE

23

$3,516,805

CAMPBELL

9

$1,443,974

KENTON

14

$1,732,013

83

$5,097,000

GRANT CARROLLTON GALLATIN MASON

1

$75,000

TOTAL

47

$6,767,792

0

$0

83

$5,097,000

0

$0

3

$930,000

98

$18,239,707

134

$2,793,102

JAN-MAR '13

158

$26,438,669

1

$90,000

44

$3,409,144

4

$600,000

9

$12,446,964

234

$38,471,286

224

$4,283,924

JAN-MAR '12

141

$20,548,764

0

$0

83

$5,097,000

0

$0

5

$9,640,676

260

$47,299,726

274

$5,109,413

OWEN

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State & Local Government Committee Meeting, 12-1 pm, HBA

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Executive Committee Meeting 1:30 - 3:30 pm, HBA Member Orientation, 3:30pm, HBA

tuesday

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HBA Golf Outing, Triple Crown Country Club, Starting at 9:00am

wednesday 5

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LDC Board of Governors 11:00 am, LDC Luncheon, Annual SD1 Meeting & Awards, 12:00 pm HBA

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Executive Committee Meeting 1:30 - 3:30 pm, HBA

Finance Committee Meeting, HBA

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13 Membership/Retention Meeting, 11:30 am, HBA

19 Associates Committee Meeting, 8:30 - 9:30am, HBA

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NAHB Spring Board & Legislative Conference, Marriott Wardman Park Washington D.C.

SMC Board of Governors Meeting, Noon, HBA

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Ambassador Club Meeting, Noon, HBA

monday

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Membership Drive , 9 am – 5 pm, HBA

HBAK Spring Board of Directors, Embassy Suites Hotel Cincinnati Rivercenter

Office Closed Memorial Day

2

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Land Development Council and Ohio Valley Development Council Premier Joint Event, 2 - 5 pm, Hofbrauhaus Newport

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Annual Housing & Economic Outlook, 8-10 am, Radisson Hotel

may

12

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Board of Directors, 3:30pm, HBA

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