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April 2018

Spring Parade Begins April 28 Meet Potential Employees – page 8 Prepare to Bid! – page 16

Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City will welcome area consumers to tour more than 370 new homes when the 56th annual Spring Parade begins on April 28. Parade entries are scattered throughout the metro, with 201 in Kansas, 75 north of the river in Missouri and 107 south of the river on the Missouri side. The homes on this year’s tour have selling prices ranging from $180,000 to just under $1.5 million; the median price of entries is $460,000. Potential homebuyers will see generously sized houses with the average entry boasting 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. A brand new mobile app will assist both consumers and builders during the Spring Parade. For consumers, the app will locate the homes nearest their current location and create an optimized GPS route to get them from house to house the most efficient way. Builders will have access to visitor counts for their homes and other parade traffic data.

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Industry professionals from outside Kansas City will judge contest entries on April 26 and 27. Winners will be announced on May 2 at the Awards Celebration.

Gina Battle, parade director, states that builders should start planning now for the Fall Parade because “you will never have more traffic through your home

than during parade days.” The early bird entry deadline is June 22 for the Fall Parade, which begins on September 22. | Volume 24, No. 3 | April 2018

April/May Calendar April 12 Associates Council Meeting and New Member Happy Hour April 17 Board of Directors Meeting April 18 Missouri South Area Council April 19 Mimosas & Marketing with Mollie Elkman April 28-May 13 Spring Parade of Homes May 2

Spring Awards Celebration

May 31

HBA Golf Tournament

MO North Area Council HBA members heard from KCMO Councilman Dan Fowler and Platte County Commissioner Ron Schieber on March 28 at the Missouri North Area Council.

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Councilman Fowler urged Kansas City residents to support renewal of the PIAC (Public Improvements Advisory Committee) sales tax. This sales tax is used to maintain streets, parks and other capital improvements. A portion may be used to build a new Buck O’Neil Bridge; the new structure would be west of the current bridge and will improve traffic flow in both directions.

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In answer to when the new airport terminal may be completed, Fowler stated that the goal is to open the building in November 2021. That date, however, may be pushed back to early 2022.

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Commissioner Schieber reported that Platte County remains the fastest growing county in Missouri. He attributed that to the exceptional quality of life offered to county residents. Schieber discussed some of the challenges the county is facing such as a need to enlarge the county jail in the coming years and the ongoing work to improve coun-

ty roads. In addition to these issues, the county is working to increase its emergency fund from $2 million to $4 million. The Hammer Out Hunger Harvesters Challenge was also an element of the area council meeting with a raffle which raised funds for the Missouri North team.

Missouri South Area Council Meeting April 18, 2018 – 11:30 am Unity Village, 1901 NW Blue Parkway Missouri Gas Energy → Laclede Gas → Spire Now that the transition has been completed, Spire representatives will share their plans for working with builders. RSVP to to make your reservation for this informative luncheon meeting.

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Missouri Legislative Day HBA members filled a charter bus and traveled to Jefferson City on Tuesday, March 6 for the HBA’s annual Legislative Day. They were joined by NAHB Field Reps Samantha Davis and Justin Reyes. The group met with over 25 legislators throughout the day – almost the entire Kansas City metro area delegation – to introduce constituents and promote home builder legislation. The Fairness to Homeowners Act (HB 2451), sponsored by Rep. Gary Cross (R-Lee’s Summit), would improve the permit and inspection process for home builders and homeowners in Missouri. The bill would require cities to accept plans signed and sealed by an engineer as approved, establish a plan review timeline, allow engineers to conduct inspections, and streamline the process

to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. The ultimate results of this legislation include a more predictable building process, reduced delays, and fewer engineer consultations, which mean fewer construction costs that are passed onto the homeowner. When discussing this bill with area Senators and Representatives, the group received many positive responses and promises to look into the bill. Legislators understand that time consuming and costly inconsistencies in the building process delay residential development and that this legislation is an important step to future growth. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Professional Registration and Licensing. A hearing was held on the bill on March 28.

HBA members with Sen. Mike Cierpiot

and Springfield also participated in Legislative Day and promoted the home building industry to their local delegations. Thank you to all of our members who made the trip!

The HBAs of Columbia, Jefferson City,

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Home Show Featured Craftspeople of Tomorrow The Greater Kansas Home Show showcased young peoples’ work in wood and metal with the KC MADE competition. Students in construction and manufacturing programs in area high schools submitted their projects to a panel of

judges who determined the award winners based on specific criteria. Appreciation goes to Hunt Midwest, NBCK Bank, and McCray Lumber & Millwork for sponsoring the 2018 KC MADE contest.

Anthony Mixon, Lee’s Summit High School senior, took 1st Place Overall, as well as the People’s Choice award.

Jacob Kunz, Shawnee Mission West High School junior, took 2nd Place Overall.


Brody Johnston, Shawnee Mission West High School, took 3rd Place Overall.

Special thanks go to Drake Vidrine, KC MADE chairman and judges: David Elliott, Gary Kerns, Jim Lambie, Brian Unruh, and Kevin Stallings

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April 2018 | Volume 24, No. 3 |

HBA/KCMO Municipal Meeting HBA builders met with KCMO city staff on Thursday, March 15 for the first municipal meeting of 2018. These quarterly meetings are designed to maintain an open dialogue between high permitting cities and members to discuss ongoing building issues and updates. The KCMO Planning and Development Department was well represented by Assistant Director Greg Franzen, Inspections Manager Heath Perkins, and Plans Review Manager Jeff Lee. They provided builders an update on Compass KC, the city’s new software that will help streamline the permitting and inspection process. It is projected to go live April 23. The city will not begin their review of the 2018 codes for adoption until Compass KC is running smoothly. The city also reported an average 4 ½ day turnaround time for plan review

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and is still committed to the 7-day maximum they promised the HBA last December. Most builders have seen the improvement.

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Multiple inspection issues were discussed at the meeting. City staff encourages builders to call a supervisor if an inspector begins enforcing something new and noted that reinspections should not have new items called out unless approved. The city distributed draft documents about inspection items that should be helpful in the field and the committee is providing comments on them.

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Meet Skilled Laborers for Hire, April 30 HBA members are invited to lunch and networking with people participating in the HBA’s “Construct KC” skilled training program in partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors and Workforce Partnership. This program is helping people who have hit some bumps in the road get their lives back on track through the Johnson County Department of Corrections Adult Residential Center. They have been thoroughly screened and are excited to be given this second chance.

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Builders FirstSource carries a wide selection of high quality building materials suited for both homeowner and professional builders’ needs. We take pride in personal service, and our talented and experienced team provides support to meet the needs of your specific project. Builders FirstSource provides quality materials that will perform well and look great.

The people going through this program: • Are interested in a job in the home-building industry.

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• Will have assistance available for transportation and other needs through Workforce Partnership. • Can be placed and work on both sides of the state line. If you missed the lunch on March 29, the next networking event will be held on April 30. • Where: ABC Training Facility at 4035 S. Denton Road | Kansas City, MO • When: Thursday, March 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • RSVP: Contact Courtney@kchba. org or call 816-942-8800 This is an excellent opportunity to meet people participating in a nationally recognized training program.

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Aaron Roan Named to Professional Builder Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List KCHBA member Aaron Roan, vice president of operations at Inspired Homes in Kansas City, Mo., has been named to Professional Builder magazine’s 40 Under 40 list. Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Michigan State University. His achievements include successfully launching the Fox & Jacobs product line in Detroit market for Centex Homes; completing the estimating and purchasing for new line; and facilitating in-company training though Fox & Jacobs University. Aaron also helped Lombardo Homes grow in eight years to be a builder with more than 400 annual closings — from less than 200 — by establishing processes for estimating, purchasing. Aaron was honored with the Patriotic

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Jerry Braklow Named to Professional Builders’ 40 Under 40 List Jerry Braklow, president of Braklow Custom Homes and Secretary/Treasurer of the Home Builders Association was recently named to Professional Builder magazine’s 2018 40 Under 40 list. Although he is only in his 30s, Jerry has already made a name for himself in the home-building industry. After earning a Bachelor of Science in International Marketing & Business from Kansas State University, he started his construction career in the insurance restoration industry, restoring structures that suffered from emergencies as a result of fire and water damage. He left the insurance restoration business to start his custom home-building company in 2012 and became a Parade of Homes Award

winner four years later. Today, he owns his own company building homes ranging in price from $350,000 to more than $2 million within the Kansas City area and is poised for 30 percent revenue growth this year by building more than 25 custom homes. Other awards Braklow has been honored with include KCHBA’s Next Generation Builder of the Year in 2016, which led to his leadership role as Secretary/ Treasurer on its Executive Committee. In 2017, KC Homes and Styles honored him with the Top Homes of the Year Award and Top 10 Million Dollar Kansas City Builder in 2016.

Jerry Braklow Family by finding ways to keep projects going and revenue streaming in,” Professional Builder states. “They grew sales volume and marketing outreach by introducing

“They persevered during the Great Recession and kept loan defaults at bay

their companies to new technologies, processes, and social media.” Congratulations, Jerry!

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Home Builder Bill Hearing in Jeff City The HBA traveled to Jeff City on Wednesday, March 28 to testify in support of home builder legislation HB 2451, which received a hearing in the House Professional Licensing and Registration Committee. This bill, put forth by the HBA, would improve the permit and inspection process for builders and establish reasonable guarantees and alternatives to the current system that is hindered by delays and inconsistencies.


Representative Gary Cross, Republican from Lee’s Summit and sponsor of the bill, described the need for this legislation and strongly encouraged Committee members to support it. Tom Woods,



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Kari English Communications Director, 816-733-2213 Courtney Reyes Government Affairs Manager-Kansas Workforce Development, 816-733-2214 Erica Wallace Membership & Events Support 816-733-2217 Nicole Orr Administrative Assistant, 816-733-2221 | Volume 24, No. 3 | April 2018

Member Anniversaries 1956 Prairie Center Development, LLC

2012 Sod Shop, Inc.

1974 GWS, Inc.

2015 2-10 Home Builders Warranty Amis Plastering Central Bank of the Midwest

1977 Morgan-Wightman Supply Company


1979 Trusty Construction Company, Inc.

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1986 BMW Communities, Inc. Frost Construction Company

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Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City

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Residential Building Permit Statistics February 2018 February Statistics Permit Activity Residential Building Permit FEBRUARY 2018 Focused in New Developments

With 876 residential units permitted in the first two months of 2018, the metro area activity has slowed slightly compared to 2017. The first two months of 2017 saw 934 units permitted, which was 6% higher than the current year. Blue Springs has recorded the highest number of permits during January and February – replacing Kansas City, Missouri in the top spot for the first time in years. Blue Springs permit activity is primarily in three developments – Tequesta Village, Colonial Highlands, and Eagle Ridge Villas. Tequesta Village, with 22 units permitted in February, will eventually include 123 units in three-, four- and five-plexes. Colonial Highlands will be comprised of 66 units in 33 buildings when completed; 22 of those units were issued permits during February. Eagle Ridge Villas, also a duplex community, recorded 44 units in February. Other growing communities are New Town at Harmony (in Independence) with 9 units, Lee’s Summit’s Legacy Wood at 11 permits, and Cottonwood Creek in Kearney with 13 permits.

CASS COUNTY Archie Belton Cass County Cleveland 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 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 Roeland Park Shawnee Spring Hill Westwood

Single MultiFamily Family Total Units^ Units% Units 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 11 1 5 1 26

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

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0 17 0 0 0 2 1 6 11 3 9 1 50

1 0 1 50 17 0 2 0 0 5 76

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4 1 1 87 24 0 3 0 0 12 132

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101 0 3 0 0 11 3 5 1 27 1 0 0 152

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

101 0 3 0 0 11 3 5 1 27 1 0 0 152

135 0 7 0 0 32 8 5 3 51 3 0 0 244

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

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19 6 0 7 1 0 0 33

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39 12 0 21 11 2 0 85

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39 12 0 21 11 2 0 85

1 0 1 18 3 2 10 0 0 43 39 1 0 9 8 0 135

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

1 0 1 18 3 2 10 0 0 43 39 1 0 9 8 0 135

1 0 3 23 6 4 44 0 1 103 58 11 0 20 21 1 296

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

1 0 3 23 6 4 44 0 1 103 58 11 0 20 21 1 296

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor Lansing Leav. County Leavenworth Tonganoxie WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs Edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Co MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill Totals

Single MultiFamily Family Total Units^ Units% Units

S-F Units YTD

M-F Units YTD

Total Units YTD

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0 0 0 0 0 0

19 0 3 0 0 22

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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

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 274 408 542 523 503 578 494 536 424 466 417 352

Annual Total







2017 2018 457 416 477 460 571 562 504 567 512 480 514 583 502 468 6,197


Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

S-F Units 211 370 497 503 500 682 934 876

2011 - 2018 M-F Units 0 32 81 544 316 162 0 0

Total Units 211 402 578 1047 816 844 934 876

^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 2018 Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City. All rights reserved.





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tickets, Chiefs5:00 and KU tickets, a trip. Homes Awards Ceremonyconcert on May 2 from p.m. toand 9:00 p.m.

Does Frosting Meet Code for Mortar? The HBA hosted its annual BuildPAC Fundraiser on April 3 at the Culinary Center. The highlight of the evening was a construction competition – with cake as the building material. Here are two of the amazing creations made by HBA members. Build-PAC contributions are used to help support pro-housing candidates at all levels of government. It is not too late to donate and do your part to strengthen our industry. Contact to contribute.

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hunger, which is at its worst during the summer concert tickets, Chiefs andchildhood KU tickets, and a trip.

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Building Business News for April 2018  

Read the April issue of Building Business News, which includes photos from the 2018 Greater Kansas City Home Show and a sneak peak of the Sp...

Building Business News for April 2018  

Read the April issue of Building Business News, which includes photos from the 2018 Greater Kansas City Home Show and a sneak peak of the Sp...