Building Business News for August 2017

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August 2017

August 29 Will Be An Evening To Remember Olathe Municipal Meeting Report – page 4 Missouri South Area Council – page 6

George Schluter met the Ogre at IBS in 2008. Check out other photos from the HBA archives throughout this issue.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City will celebrate its 80th Anniversary on August 29 as members and guests gather at the Little Theater in downtown KC. During the evening, 80 years of the KCHBA’s history will be remembered in music, dance, photos, and very special interviews with past and current leaders of the association. Granger McDonald, current NAHB Chairman, plans to attend the event along with other local dignitaries. In 1937, 100 builders who were part of the local real estate board designated themselves as the builder division of the board and then formed the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). In the 1930s Kansas City encompassed approximately 58 square miles, the population was about 400,000 people and it ranked as the 19th largest city in America.

The average price of a home at that time? $4,600. Eighty years later, a lot has changed both within the industry and at the KCHBA, but what has stayed the same—although

growing by leaps and bounds—is the commitment of its members to building the American dream for Kansas City area residents.

Call the HBA office at 816-942-8800 to make your reservations and join with colleagues and friends as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future of building our community. | Volume 23, No. 8 | August 2017

Elevate Edgerton!

Aug./Sept. Calendar Aug 10

Steve Hale, president of Elevate Edgerton!, visited the HBA on Tuesday, July 18 to speak with the Board of Directors about current happenings as well as development opportunities in the Edgerton community.

New Member Happy Hour

Aug 9–11 Certified New Home Sales Professional classes Aug 15

Board of Directors Meeting

Aug 23

Missouri North Area Council

Aug 29

80th Anniversary Celebration

Sept 4

Labor Day, KCHBA Office Closed

sewer, and electric. Although there has only been one residential building permit requested since 2005, Edgerton is extremely builder friendly in regard to codes and promoting residential growth.

Our Mission: “Invest in Edgerton” Residential

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Officials began developing Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton with a 20 year project in mind, but it only took about three years to nearly fill it to full capacity. As LPKC has grown, so has the need for a consistent workforce in Edgerton. The city now has a surplus of jobs with great benefits and aspires to regenerate growth in the community through traveling job fairs as well as providing quality homes to its future residents. The development of Big Bull Creek is also expected to draw people to the community as it will provide amenities such as equestrian trials, nature play grounds, and glamping.

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Currently, the population of Edgerton is 1700 and as the city looks to the future they find the area is in need of starter and multifamily homes. In recruiting developers and builders Hale says, “The city council is open for suggestions for incentives for builders to work in the community.” Edgerton has acreage that is available to be zoned for housing and there is existing infrastructure for water,

Apply to Serve on a 2018 NAHB Committee or Council The online application (go to en/members) for the 2018 NAHB committee and council board of trustees appointments are now being accepted. We strongly encourage all those who may be interested to submit an application. Applications must be submitted before Sept. 22, so don’t delay. Current committee and council members are reminded that you need to re-submit an application this year if you want to continue serving; there are no automatic multi-year appointments. It is important that you read all of the criteria on the application before submitting your request. Please direct any questions about the committee appointment process to Cyndi McKinley (800-3685242 x8346).

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The Secret of the Silent Margin Enhancer Revealed HBA Aug. 9-11, he will discuss how to overcome these hurdles and more. He will also teach attendees how to do a SWOT analysis; SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. “It’s important that builders do a SWOT analysis once or twice a year,” said McGuire. “It will be help you and your team to be more profitable.”

Shawn McGuire

Did you know that Kansas City was listed as number 34 in Builder Magazine’s Top 50 New Home Markets? Shawn McGuire opened with this information, as he introduced KCHBA members to what he calls the “Silent Margin Enhancer.”

For more information on registering for the CSP classes, contact Tricia@kchba. org or call 816-942-8800.

Welcome Courtney Reyes as Kansas Government Affairs Manager

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“What if builders could purchase materials, labor and land for less than anticipated,” Shawn McGuire asked attendees of his presentation on the silent margin enhancer on July 20. “What if regulations were reduced substantially?” McGuire said while those things can happen, there is another factor that builders can count on more consistently to improve profit margin: marketing and advertising. More specifically, McGuire said, you must know who is in front of the customers and how they are interacting with them. A good salesperson will never decrease the price and compromise profit margin, McGuire told the group. They cannot be afraid to ask for the sale and they need to be taught how to overcome the response when it is “no.” In McGuire’s Certified Sales Professional class, which will be held at the


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Next time you stop by the HBA please welcome the newest member of our staff, Courtney Reyes. Courtney is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has spent time on Capitol Hill as an intern for Congressman Louie Gohmert and most recently was with the American Royal as a project manager. Courtney will focus on local, state and federal government affairs for Kansas. Her email is and her direct line is 816-733-2214.



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a source of additional help to expedite the plan review process. Other ideas brought to the table by the builders were to return to city acceptance of master plans, using more foundation only permits, as well as accepting plans stamped by engineers in lieu of city plan reviews. Quarterly meetings will continue to be held with Olathe to cultivate a stronger relationship between the city and the building community. The HBA has already began this same process in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit in efforts to promote strong relationships at the local level.

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Visit the Johnson County Museum Nearly 20% of all Kansans live in Johnson County--which means they live in communities built largely by KCHBA members. The Johnson County Museum, at its new location in the former King Louie’s Ice Rink, celebrates that fact with a display of KCHBA Parade Guides from the 1958 through 1988, as well as other HBA-related items.”.


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Stan Woodworth, Clay Miller, Ken Sidorowicz and Karen Lott provided valuable information for HBA members.

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• Insurance Company Representative Clay Miller, Bovard Insurance Group • Engineer Ken Sidorowicz, KSPC Engineering Consulting Service Panelists touched on specific problems they have seen builders deal with including framing issues, soil movement,


heaving slabs, leaky windows, stucco failure, and others. While the legal and insurance-related details of resolving these situations differ, there is one approach all panelists agreed on: a builder must respond to home buyer complaints. As Stan Woodworth noted, if the response is to put your head in the sand, that’s when you’ll have a news reporter on your doorstep. Panelists emphasized the importance of a clearly written and comprehensive contract, close monitoring of projects as they progress, and making sure to be named as an additional insured by subcontractors’ insurance carriers. The discussion also included general liability coverage definitions and workers’ compensation laws.

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Missouri North Area Council Meets in August Did you know that Platte County is the fastest growing county in Missouri? According to recent estimates, the county’s population has increased 10% since 2010 and 25% since 2000. Plan now to join the KCHBA for lunch on August 23 at the Staley Farms Golf Club. Lunch begins at 11:30 and Alicia Stephens, Executive Director of the Platte County Economic Development Council, will be one of the speakers. Contact Tricia ( to make a reservation and learn more about growth in the northland.

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National Flood Insurance Program The National Association of Home Builders’ efforts to provide a fiscally sound National Flood Insurance Program has advanced by reaching agreement with the leaders of the House Financial Services Committee. The bill provides a five-year reauthorization of the NFIP that eliminates a provision that would have ended NFIP coverage of new homes constructed in the 100-year floodplain. The bill also ensures that “grandfathering” will remain available for all policyholders if their risk changes, which will enable home owners to have continued access to affordable flood insurance, and sustains affordability by raising the annual premium floor for rate hikes from its current 5% level to 6.5% instead of the proposed rate of 8%. The House Financial Services Committee initially voted to approve the 21st Century Flood Reform Act on June 15th. Without the current changes,

the bill would have made flood insurance unaffordable and inaccessible to many home owners. After four years of enactment, new construction developed in the 100-year floodplain would no longer have access to NFIP, pending the availability of private flood insurance. If private insurance would have not been available in the state then home owners would have been forced to pay a 10 percent surcharge on their NFIP policy. Congress has discussed increasing access to private flood insurance which NAHB supports, unless they find it to negatively impact the affordability and availability of NFIP. The current National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires on Sept. 30, making reauthorization a priority for the building industry.


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Editor Marcia Jurgens Contributing Writers Katie Walkley and Kari English Graphics Karla Peterie, Creative Services

2017 Executive Committee Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City

President Harold Phelps Vice President Gary Kerns Secretary/Treasurer Shawn Woods Immediate Past President Brenner Holland Associate Representative Rosemary Vitale Past Presidents Representative Bob Frost

John Moffitt, Jr and Mike Brown got into the spirit of things at an upscale Overland Park biker bar, Fuel Bar & Grill, the setting for the 2007 October’s Sales & Marketing Council’s after-hours membership event.

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HBA is Preparing for the 70th Annual Fall Parade Builders across the metro are completing their entries for the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes, September 23 thru October 8. Important dates to keep in mind are:

 Contest Entry Regular Deadline: Aug 18

 Parade Entry On-line Viewing: Aug 8 – 14

 Parade Guide Ads due by: Aug 21

 Builder Pickup: Sept 19 -20

 Fall Parade: Sept 23 – Oct 8

 Awards Celebration: Sept 27 Harding Homes entry in the Riverview subdivision in Shawnee



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Committee members and builders met in July to plan for the 2018 Artisan Tour.

Artisan Home Tour 2018 With the Artisan Home Tour less than a year away (June 7 – 17, 2018), builders are pouring foundations and committee members are working on details of the tour. The KCHBA is proud to announce that US Bank Private Wealth Management will be the presenting sponsor of the 2018 tour. Other sponsors are Ferguson

Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery as the bag sponsor and Spaces magazine as the media sponsor. Remaining sponsorship opportunities are the mobile app sponsor and ticket sponsor—please contact Gina Battle ( if your company is interested in this unique opportunity to partner with the KCHBA.

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Proceeds from the Artisan Tour 2018 will once again benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. The KCHBA has a long association with this worthy organization, having helped to remodel the first house near the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1981 and spearheading the construction of the Cherry Street house in 1988.

Ralph Taylor (left) receiving recognition as an honorary life director of the National Association of Home Builders in 1964. Presenting him with his certificate of achievement was NAHB Vice President Harry Blackmon. Ralph was the KCHBA president in 1951/52. His son Brad continued in the home building industry and served as KCHBA president in 1994.

Watch for the hashtag #artisankc as builders and the KCHBA post updates on the homes on the Artisan Tour 2018.

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Member Anniversaries 6950 Squibb Road, Ste 500

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1983 Ambassador Construction Co., Inc.


1985 Dobberstine Homes

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1963 The Alpert Companies

1979 Pella Products of Kansas City


1988 Factory Direct Appliance

1978 Don Julian Builders, Inc.

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2010 Mike VanKeirsbilck Construction, Inc.

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The model home contest for high school students was a popular feature of the Home Show for many years. This photo is from 1956.

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Permits Increase 11% First Half of 2017 With 3,128 permits issued for new single-family homes during the first six months of 2017, building activity has recorded an 11 percent increase over the same period of 2016. June’s total of 568 permits is the highest individual month of 2017 to date, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. “The first two quarters of 2017 have shown stable growth in home building, even with concerns over rising material costs and a shortage of workers in some trades,” said HBA Executive Vice President Josh Clark. “I am pleased with the level of activity and strength of the industry currently — and I believe are our members are as well.” The most recent permit report reflects growth particularly in Jackson county, which has a total increase of 25 percent, due to Lee’s Summit issuing 100 more permits in 2017 than in 2016 at this point in the year. Likewise, Wyandotte County’s activity has increased by over 100 percent with 236 permits issued by the unified government as compared to 112 permits in 2016. Johnson County remains the top permitting county, with 886 units permitted in 2017. Regional home builders are busy getting ready for the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes, which will feature more than 275 new homes for the public to visit from Sept. 23 - Oct. 8.

Residential Building Permit Statistics

June 2017

Residential Building Permit Statistics JUNE 2017 CASS COUNTY Archie Belton Cass County Cleveland Drexel Garden City Harrisonville Lake Winnebago Lee's Summit Peculiar Pleasant Hill Raymore Village of Loch Lloyd CLAY COUNTY Clay County Excelsior Springs Gladstone Kansas City Kearney Lawson Liberty North Kansas City Pleasant Valley Smithville JACKSON COUNTY Blue Springs Buckner Grain Valley Grandview Greenwood Independence Jackson County Kansas City Lake Lotawana Lee's Summit Oak Grove Raytown Sugar Creek PLATTE COUNTY Edgerton Kansas City Parkville Platte City Platte County Riverside Weatherby Lake Weston JOHNSON COUNTY De Soto Edgerton Fairway Gardner Johnson County Leawood Lenexa Merriam Mission Hills Olathe Overland Park Prairie Village Shawnee Spring Hill Westwood

Single MultiS-F M-F Total Family Family Total Units Units Units Units^ Units% Units YTD YTD YTD 0 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 6 3 0 24 2 50

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 6 3 0 24 2 50

0 55 41 2 0 2 1 4 19 55 22 111 8 320

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 55 41 2 0 2 1 4 19 55 22 111 8 320

4 3 0 64 8 0 3 0 0 34 116

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 3 0 64 8 0 3 0 0 34 116

34 15 2 409 57 0 33 1 0 113 664

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

34 15 2 409 57 0 33 1 0 113 664

18 0 15 0 5 10 10 10 2 42 4 0 0 116

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 41

18 0 15 0 5 10 10 10 2 83 4 0 0 157

85 0 45 2 13 51 34 45 2 257 26 0 0 560

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 361 0 219 0 0 0 580

85 0 45 2 13 51 34 406 2 476 26 0 0 1140

0 19 6 0 10 7 2 0 44

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 19 6 0 10 7 2 0 44

0 97 30 0 110 28 9 0 274

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 97 30 0 110 28 9 0 274

2 0 0 17 4 6 16 0 0 72 48 2 11 7 0 185

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 17 4 6 16 0 0 72 48 2 11 7 0 185

11 0 2 45 31 27 123 1 4 288 223 15 71 45 0 886

120 0 0 0 0 0 67 0 0 30 287 0 0 0 0 504

131 0 2 45 31 27 190 1 4 318 510 15 71 45 0 1390


Single MultiS-F M-F Total Family Family Total Units Units Units Units^ Units% Units YTD YTD YTD LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 6 0 39 0 6 39 Lansing 0 0 5 0 0 5 Leav. County 6 0 42 0 6 42 Leavenworth 0 0 7 0 0 7 Tonganoxie 6 0 31 0 6 31 18 0 18 124 0 124 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs 1 Edwardsville 1 KCK/Wyandotte Co 28 30 MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill Totals

0 0 0 0

1 1 28 30

5 1 236 242

0 0 0 0

5 1 236 242

1 3 0 0 5 9

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Comparison of Single Family Building Units for Greater Kansas City (Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte Counties) Month/Year January February March April May June July August September October November December

2010 137 145 252 228 213 239 180 243 173 279 173 209

2011 90 121 180 210 230 262 204 205 202 205 185 207

2012 188 182 270 277 294 268 288 260 379 331 283 279

2013 273 224 335 444 337 333 409 354 384 369 340 288

2014 287 216 362 439 385 364 375 352 383 468 312 328

2015 240 260 393 437 395 438 399 425 462 459 360 432

2016 274 408 542 523 503 578 494 530 418 462 412 345

2017 453 476 567 560 504 568

Annual Total









Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date

2010 - 2017 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

S-F Units 1214 1093 1479 1946 2053 2162 2828 3128

M-F Units 55 272 517 1702 1977 1389 1897 1084

Total Units 1269 1365 1996 3648 4030 3551 4725 4212

^The Single Family number is units and includes both attached and detached units. %Multi-Family units are in buildings with 5 or more units. # Not available at time of report

Permit information reflects the most recent data at time of publication. In order to ensure accurate recording of residential building permit statistics, the HBA may revise monthly and year-to-date figures when updated data is made available. Copyright 2017 Home Builders Assoc of Greater Kansas City. All rights reserved. | Volume 23, No. 8 | August 2017

2008 Fall Awards Celebration: HBA Past President Leo Ashner, his wife, Dottie, and son, Chris at the KC Marriott Downtown.

Pacific Mutual Door’s home show booth in 1970.

June 2005 -- SkillsUSA carpentry competition judges included HBA home builders Mike Yeates, Robert Wagoner and George Schluter

Tom Woods, 2004 NAHB President Bobby Rayburn, Bob Frost and Mark Hoffman. Rayburn toured the site for the “Home Wise” program home.

Len Dawson signed autographs at the 1970 Home Show.

Kenny’s Tile exhibited the latest in tile trends at the 1967 Home Show.


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