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Golf Outing at Triple Crown Country Club on June 6 - Don’t Miss the “3-Putt for $25,000” Contest and More. Information on Page 3.

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June 2011 Member Updates ............................4 National Home Ownership Month in June ............................8 The Tour of Remodeled Homes Timeline and Checklist ..........................10 Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction ..........................13 Scenes from the General Membership Meeting ..........................14 Legal Corner: Read the Contract............16 PAC Night Information ..........................18 Remodelor’s Corner ..........................22 WHAT’S THIS? Scan the QR code with your mobile device for additional content and relative information. Don’t have a QR code scanner? Search your Blackberry, iPhone, or Android app store for a free QR code scanner.

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Golf Committee Is Ready to Tee It Up! 48th Annual HBA Golf Outing 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. 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. Northern Kentucky Builder™ is designed by Jason Yann Creative Studios phone 859.331.9500 or fax 859.578.3393 email homebuilders@hbanky.com 2011 Board of Directors Bob Schroder, President Bill Butt, Vice President Adam Chaney, Treasurer James Kegley, Secretary Barbara Drees Jones, Board Chair Tony Berling Marty Grosser Dan Martin Chris Wulfeck Jason Yeager Associate Council Representative Mark Hubbard Land Development Council Representative Joseph Kramer Sales & Marketing Council Representative Jeremy Arrasmith Women’s Community Action Council Representative Cindy Goetz HBA Staff Brian A. Miller, Executive Vice President Janis Beard, Membership Director Tracy Lefebvre, Director of Finance Jessica Gibbs, Director of Shows & Events Karen Lefebvre, Administrative Coordinator Kirk Pies, Sales & Marketing Director Shelli Slusher, Accounting Coordinator Thomas Napier, Director of Professional Development 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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Golf Committee front to back, left to right: Anita Kosco, Viamedia; Ginger Walthers, Nielson & Sherry, PSC; Diana DeVore, Guardian Savings Bank, Teresa Kraft, Coldwell Banker West Shell; Chris Wulfeck, Golf Committee Co, Chair, Cornerstone Group’ Roberta Tanno, ESSROC Cement Corp., Tim Alexander, Jr., Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance; Linda Stickley, 360 American Title; Dick Bisher, First Place Bank, Debbie Franxman, Wiseway Supply; Roger Toennis, Lifetime Member; Janis Beard, HBA Staff, Bryan Martin, Carter Lumber; Eric Johnson, Carter Lumber, David L. Phelps, Barnes , Dennig & Co.; Patrick Townsend, Patrick’s Custom Hardwood Flooring

Monday, June 6th 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start With the new venue, all foursomes are sold. However, you can still join us for all the fun! Lunch $15 Dinner $25 which includes beer and soft drinks or just spend the whole day for $35. Don’t Miss: The “3-Putt for $25,000” on green #18 after dinner. This contest will definitely lend some excitement to this year’s golf outing. Someone may walk away with $25,000. “Thank you” to Tim Alexander, Jr., Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, Florence/Union Office for sponsoring this exciting contest! Call the HBA Office, 859-331-9500 for lunch, dinner or the whole day reservations.

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New Members Welcome! We are truly happy to have your support and membership! Michael D. Adams Michael Adams 1597 Casey Mill Road Berry, Kentucky 41003 (859) 393-4707 (Hauling) Sponsor: Patty Prather

Burcor Fencing, LLC Jeff Burcor 10621 Williamswood Drive Independence, Kentucky 41051 (859) 356-1945 (Fencing) Sponsor: Rob Stone

American Sealing Experts Travis Fields 410 Dudley Trace #B Florence, Kentucky 41042 (859) 371-4180 (Concrete Sealers) Sponsor: Jim Cutter

Anthony W. Simpson Construction, Inc. Anthony W. Simpson 198 Bagby Road Crittenden, Kentucky 41030 (859) 393-9178 (Pole Barns, garages, agriculture buildings)

MISSING IN ACTION

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These companies are missing the action at the Home Builders Association. HBA members enjoy discounts on worker’s compensation, health insurance and disability insurance. All current HBA members are posted on the www.homebuildersnky.com website. Members are eligible to advertise in BUILDER magazine and Who’s Who Membership Directory. If you do business with any of the listed missing members, please encourage them to get back in the action at the HBA! Bloxton Construction, LLC David Miller Construction Door Systems Doyle’s Custom Painting

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We are truly happy to have your support and membership. The following companies are once again members of HBANKY. David Landscape Service, Inc. Flach Brothers Nature by Design Landscapoing

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NEW Members Profiles

Jim Ferguson

Eric Kraft

Company: Apex Realty Group Position: Realtor/Owner Community I live in: Florence, KY My favorite thing to do when I’m not working is: Prepare to return to work. I love my job. Length of time as a member of the HBA of Northern Kentucky: New Member My reason for belonging to the HBA of Northern Kentucky: Adam Miller Homes Something unique about my company is: Size and volume of sales for size of company.

Company: Adam Miller Homes Community I live in: Edgewood, Kentucky My favorite thing to do when I’m not working is: Traveling and experiencing new cultures. Length of time as a member of the HBA of Northern Kentucky: New Member My reason for belonging to the HBA of Northern Kentucky: Build relationships throughout the construction community. Something unique about my company is: Elegance is standard. We take the extras and make them standard amenities.

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It’s a great opportunity to network! FREE EVENT! Appetizers & Beverages provided Reservations required by Tuesday, June 14. Call (859) 331-9500 or e-mail karenl@hbanky.com Patrick’s Custom Hardwood Flooring is at 7505 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042 Northern Kentucky BUILDER

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National Home Ownership Month in June

A Reason to Celebrate Locally By Brian A. Miller, Executive Vice President

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eople who live in our area are much more likely than the average American to own their own homes and the local market is in much better shape to make that dream a reality. Home ownership here stands at nearly 70 percent, compared to 66.4 percent nationwide. Although Northern Kentucky has traditionally been a single family home market rather than a renter’s market, the area’s high homeownership rate can be attributed to the large stock of affordable housing available. During the past four years, over 5,000 new homes have been built in the Tri-County area of Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties alone, and a significant number of those homes have been in the low to mid-$100,000 range. The availability of more starter homes combined with the continuation of historically lower interest rates means more people have the financial opportunity to own. While there are threats looming in Washington D.C. to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction and alter the rules

for a home purchase to require a 20 percent down payment, but for today many options still exist for homebuyers with good credit to own a home. While housing production is much suppressed at this time, the current housing production conditions will not last forever and in fact we are beginning to see some changes locally. For the last half of 2010, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the housing price index for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) rose .91 percent. While that increase seems meager it far exceeds the national statistic of -7.32 percent. Additionally, with all other housing indicators showing Northern Kentucky fairing far better to our neighbors in the Ohio portion of our MSA, our home price appreciation should stand better than that .91 percent. In fact, there has not been an increase in our entire MSA home prices since the 3rd quarter of 2007. Another bright spot when you compare Northern Kentucky to other markets and the country is the state of foreclosures locally. In our

Tri-County area there is a ratio of 1 home in some state of foreclosure or bank ownership for every 886 homes. Compare that ratio to Ohio’s side of the MSA standing at 1 in every 518, Louisville at 1 in every 471, and Columbus Ohio at 1 in every 639 and we stand better regionally. If you look at distressed markets the picture for Northern Kentucky looks even better. The ratio in Orlando Florida is 1 in every 113, Flint Michigan is 1 in every 110 and Las Vegas is 1 in every 39 homes that are in some state of foreclosure or bank ownership. It also stands that the competition for foreclosures against homes for sale in our area is far less. So when will the great recession end? Time will tell, but we can all be thankful that we are in Northern Kentucky, a market that is far better poised for recovery and a much more favorable market for home ownership. WHAT’S THIS? Scan the QR code with your mobile device for additional content and relative information. Don’t have a QR code scanner? Search your Blackberry, iPhone, or Android app store for a free QR code scanner.

HBA/NKAR Florence Freedom Night Florence Freedom vs. Gateway Grizzlies Thursday, July 2l, 2011at 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6:00 pm) $10 per person (includes $5 in Freedom Bucks) Sponsorships Available – Contact Janis, 859-331-9500

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TIMELINE AND DEADLINES JUNE

June 27......................................Early Bird Deadline

AUGUST

August 5.......................................Entry Deadline August 5.......................................Rules/Regulation and Waivers per entry due August 5....................................... Preferred vendors list with contact name/number to sell project sponsorship August 5.......................................Payment due to HBA August 8-12..................................HBA Website updated with participating Remodelers names August 12.....................................Before/After Pictures, Project Description, Directions, Logo Deadline for program August 19.....................................Remodeler half pages sent for approval, ONE EDIT ROUND only August 22.....................................Remodeler Edits due August 22.....................................Program Ad space Deadline August 19.....................................Remodeler review of edits – NO additional edits August 22 ....................................Remodeler Approved FINAL half page deadline August 22.....................................Program Ad copy Approved and print ready deadline August 31.....................................Program Prints

SEPTEMBER

August 31-September 2................Program Delivered September 2-September 6............HBA website uploads program September 26-30..........................Remodelers pick up materials and signage at HBA

OCTOBER

October 1-2...............................The Tour of Remodeled Homes Weekend October 3-7.................................Remodelers return materials and signage to HBA October TBD...............................Remodeler Committee wrap up meeting Questions - call Jessica Gibbs at 859-331-9500. All dates/deadlines subject to change at discretion of the HBA of NKY. For information on advertising in the official Tour guide please contact Kirk Pies, Sales & Marketing Director at 859-331-9500.


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I am often asked why Grosser & Company Remodeling participates in the Tour of Remodeled Homes Show (TORH) each year. About 14 years ago I was talked into entering my first TORH by some influential peers. I was very skeptical. I had a lot of “work” on my schedule and was wondering why I should go through the hassle of being in a home show. Well I can tell you this I have been in the TORH every year since. Being in the TORH has helped to elevate our company from doing a lot of “work” to becoming a company that is sought out to be involved in really nice projects in great neighborhoods that pay us what we are worth. The TORH puts our name out in front of thousands of people with the advertising for the show. We then get hundreds of potential customers and past customers to come into a project that we have completed. These interested people get to see our attention to detail and quality craftsmanship first hand. This kind of exposure for the cost of your entry fee is an unbelievable bargain. I strongly urge you to step up and participate in this year’s TORH.

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he General Membership Meeting at the World of Golf was a hole-in-one! Mark Krebs, former UK Basketball player, related his journey to the University of Kentucky, playing basketball under three enormously different coaches and the inspiration his mother played in his career. Mark signed copies of his book “Beyond a Dream� and raffled off copies of the book. The lucky winners were David Stephens, Heritage Bank and Adam Chaney, Terrace Holdings.

Attendees also spent time in the Golf Simulator and the Indoor Driving Range to prepare for the upcoming golf season. Be sure and check out The World of Golf. It is a wonderful facility. Thanks to the Millennium Club for providing our speaker and the soft drinks!

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LEGAL CORNER Read the Contract

By Ryan M. McLane

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wo recent cases I encountered highlight the importance of reading contracts and agreements that you sign. This seems obvious, however, both my law practice and personal experience have taught me that many people simply do not read what they sign. The source of this failure appears to be (often unearned) trust in the good faith of the other party, a general dread of examining pages of “legalese,” or both. It can be easy just to flip through the document and sign, trusting that the bargain you struck with the other party has been accurately and faithfully put in writing. Yet, frequently, whether by honest mistake or more nefarious reasons, the written contract contains unfavorable, surprising terms. The problem with this rather lackadaisical approach is that the settled law in Kentucky states that one who signs a contract is presumed to know its contents, and that if he has an opportunity to read the contract which he signs he is bound by its provisions, unless he is misled as to the nature of the writing which he signs or his signature has been obtained by fraud. Clark v. Brewer, 329 S.W.2d 384 (Ky. 1959). Importantly, you should not rely on the exception for fraud, as it is difficult (and expensive) to effectively invoke and prove. The consequences of this rule can be grave. In a recent real estate development matter, I uncovered substantial problems in the legal documents that would have harmed my client’s interest (and the interests of a number of other investors). Astonishingly, despite involving sizable amounts of money, I found that a number of the other parties had not read the documents even though they had already executed them. In the end, those parties had the fortune of benefiting from my client’s diligence in uncovering the problematic terms, but they otherwise would have been bound to what they signed. The other case I recently encountered was just decided by the Kentucky Supreme Court. In that case, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant car dealer intentionally misrepresented the repair history of the vehicle it sold her. The judge dismissed plaintiff ’s suit from court and ordered her to arbitration as a result of a term of the purchase agreement. Arbitration in that instance was likely a much more favorable forum for the dealer than the plaintiff, and she lost her right to present her case to a jury and to appeal. Plaintiff attempted to argue that the dealer did not tell her of the arbitration clause, but the court plainly rejected that argument stating that she should have read the agreement. We live in a busy society where time often equates to money. As well, no one enjoys sorting through page after page of oft-confusing contract language. The construction industry is certainly no exception. The consequences of failing to read documents before signing, however, can be much worse. For those reasons, I recommend that you treat the burdensome task of carefully reading legal documents as simply a cost of doing business. If you would like to know more about these issues, please contact Ryan McLane, an associate in the Construction and Civil Litigation Sections at Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc. Ryan can be reached at (513) 241-5076 or via email at rmclane@dbllaw.com. 16

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REMODELER’S CORNER has not been confirmed. There will be approximately 8 regional Home Builders Associates invited to this event including Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Indianapolis. The agenda will be informal so all remodelers can share issues, successes and general information with the other Home Builders Associations. Look for more information on this event.

REMODELER’S COUNCIL WHAT’S HAPPENING??

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Remodeling Market Index: According to the NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI), the remodeling market is heading into recovery with an increase to 46.5 in the first quarter of 2011 from 41.5 in the fourth quarter of 2010. This marks the highest level for the RMI since the fourth quarter of 2006.

Tour of Remodeled Homes: The Tour of Remodeled Homes is scheduled for October 1 and 2. The Early Bird deadline for the TORH is June 27 and the final deadline is August 5. All Registered Remodelers should have received entry forms. We have three entries confirmed. Two in Ft. Thomas and one in Crestview Hills. Please contact Karen Lefebvre at the HBA office when you know where your entries are located so we can keep an updated list. If you have any questions about the TORH, please call the HBA office 859-331-9500.

Lunch Sponsorships: We still have opportunities to sponsor a Remodelers Council lunch meeting from July through December. The meetings are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the meetings, contact Karen Lefebvre at the HBA office.

Registered Remodeler Roundtable: Since the Membership Roundtable was such a success at the Lexington HBA, we will be hosting the Remodeler’s Roundtable on Thursday, June 9th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. We are looking at dates in June that will be convenient for all associations; however a definite date

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MULTI FAMILY

#

CONDOS

#

COMMERCIAL

#

COMMERCIAL REMODELING

#

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

March ‘10

$9,819,131

2

$153,000

SINGLE FAMILY

#

MODULAR HOMES

#

BOONE

41

$5,910,619

CAMPBELL

13

$2,314,981

KENTON

38

$4,361,830

GRANT

1

$108,000

GALLATIN

3

$233,171

MASON

5

$620,000

TOTAL

101

$13,548,601

JAN-MAR '10

227

$30,993,183

1

$59,000

4

JAN-MAR '11

145

$20,877,794

2

$153,000

32

MULTI FAMILY

#

CONDOS

4

$350,000

27

2

$15,145,000

80

$12,090,424

91

$1,108,993

#

COMMERCIAL

#

COMMERCIAL REMODELING

#

RESIDENTIAL REMODELING

35

$4,460,777

20

$476,902

9

$684,672

13

$441,477

22

$1,111,384

24

$859,077

2

$91,500

5

$71,000

1

$18,000

$1,798,000

CARROLLTON

1

$70,000

3

$69,000

69

$6,418,333

66

$1,935,456

OWEN

22

Northern Kentucky BUILDER

31

$2,148,000

$2,577,394

49

$3,553,000

3

$3,255,000

185

$21,527,886

147

$3,711,637

$2,000,000

27

$2,578,120

4

$21,715,000

220

$36,317,794

186

$2,845,205


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

1

2

3 Remodelers’ Issues Committee Meeting, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, HBA

Associates Board of Governors, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

5

6

7 48th Annual Golf Outing at New Venue, Triple Crown Country Club

12

13

8 SMC Board of Governors, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

14

9

16

21

HBAK Reception, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, HBA

Education Committee, 1:00 -2:00 pm, HBA

27

26

28 State & Local Government Committee, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, HBA

sunday

29

18

Building & Housing Codes Meeting, 9:00 am, HBA

24

HBAK Summer Board Meetings, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Embassy Suites in Covington

HBAK Summer Board Meetings, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Embassy Suites in Covington

New Member Orientation, Noon, HBA Events Center

tuesday

wednesday

thursday

friday 1

3

4

5

6

4TH OF JULY HBA OFFICE CLOSED

10

11

13

18

19

Membership/Retention Committee, 11:30 am, HBA

LDC Council Meeting, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, HBA

25

24

26 State & Local Government Committee, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, HBA

27

8

9

15

16

22

23

29

30

Events Committee, Noon, HBA

21

LDC Board of Governors, 11:00am - 12:00 pm

2

Remodelers’ Issues Committee Meeting, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, HBA

14

20

saturday

july

SMC Board of Governors, Noon, HBA

17

7 Associates Council Board of Governors, Noon, HBA

12

25

30

Ambassador Club Meeting, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, HBA

monday

17

Member Mix & Mingle, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, Patrick’s Custom Hardwood Flooring

23

22

11

Board of Directors Meeting, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, HBA

LDC Council Meeting, Roundtable, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, HBA

20

10

june

Executive Comm. Meeting, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

LDC Board of Governors, 11:00am - 12:00 pm

19

Real Estate Auction Meeting, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, HBA

Remodeler’s Roundtable, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, HBA

Retention/Membership Committee, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

15

4

Executive Comm. Meeting, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Board of Directors Meeting, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, HBA Florence Freedom Game, 7 pm, Florence Freedom Park

28

Ambassador Club, Noon, HBA

31 Northern Kentucky BUILDER

23


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