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July 2020

Parade Award Winners Bid on a Playhouse

Fun in the Sun at the KCHBA Golf Tournament 600 E. 103rd Street | Kansas City, MO 64131

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Fun in the Sun at the KCHBA Golf Scramble Thirty golf teams participated in the KCHBA’s annual golf tournament at Stone Canyon Golf Club on June 25.

Features Parade of Homes Award Winners Announced Virtually


HBA members and friends gathered virtually Wednesday, June 17 to celebrate the winners of the Distinctive Plan & Design and Pick of the Parade awards.

NAHB Names New Chairman


First Vice Chairman Chuck Fowke of Tampa, Fla., will complete the remainder of Chairman Dean Mon’s term as well as serve as 2021 chairman of NAHB after Mon announced he was stepping down.

Parade of Playhouses: Bid on a Playhouse for Charity Originally scheduled to be held during the Greater Kansas City Home & Lifestyle Show in March, the Parade of Playhouses has moved to Nebraska Furniture Mart’s outdoor pavilion July 17-19.

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Parade of Homes Awards Celebration Hosted Virtually


BA members and friends gathered online Wednesday, June 17 to celebrate the winners of the Distinctive Plan & Design and Pick of the Parade awards. Each spring, local home builders compete for top honors in the awards competition held in conjunction with the Spring Parade of Homes. Forty judges from around the Midwest convened on Kansas City June 11-12 to evaluate contest entries. Builders’ entries were rigorously judged on their craftsmanship and unique designs. Winners were announced virtually by MCs Kelly Urich of 94.9 KCMO and Parade Committee member Bryan Keller of McCray Lumber.

Thank you to all who watched the awards celebration and congratulations to all the winners!

This was the first time the awards celebration was held virtually. The evening began with a happy hour from 6:30-7:00 p.m. featuring photos from previous award ceremonies as well as videos from Parade sponsor Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling and from a few of this year’s Parade judges. The presentation started at 7:00 p.m. and included shots of “watch parties” at various builders’ homes. Everyone raised a glass in honor of past president Leo Ashner, who passed away the week prior.


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Parade Award Winners

July 17 Early Deadline for Fall Parade Entries July 21 Board of Directors Meeting July 24 Regular Deadline for Fall Parade Entries July 31 Late Deadline for Fall Parade Entries

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NAHB Announces New Chairman


t the conclusion of last month’s Spring Leadership Meetings, NAHB Chairman Dean Mon informed the Board of Directors that he would be unable to complete the remainder of his term due to personal reasons and was resigning his chairmanship.



Mon will continue to be an active member of the Federation, providing guidance to both NAHB leadership and members going forward. His leadership this year during the COVID-19 pandemic helped position the housing industry as an essential business that allowed our members to continue working, providing for their families and building homes during this critical time.

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Effective immediately, NAHB First Vice Chairman Chuck Fowke, a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., will take on the duties of chairman. His chairmanship will continue through the 2022 International Builders’ Show, Feb. 8-10 in Orlando. Immediate Past Chairman Greg Ugalde will continue his duties as past chair during this same time period. Jerry Konter, of Savannah, Ga., will remain Second Vice Chair and Alicia Huey, of Birmingham, Ala., Third Vice Chair until the next senior officer election takes place at the 2021 Builders’ Show in Orlando Feb. 11, 2021.



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Cheers to 20 Years: Wishing Gina a Happy Retirement


lthough most of us know Gina Battle as the Parade of Homes Director, she first joined the KCHBA staff in the early 1980s. Her first tenure at KCHBA lasted almost a decade, during which she focused on membership healthcare. It was not until Gina’s second time on staff at the KCHBA that she became the Parade of Homes Director. Gina’s first Parade was in the Fall of 2010, which clocked in at 192 homes. For 10 years Gina oversaw a Parade of Homes that steadily grew, with Parades now frequently being double the size of her first one. Gina retired at the beginning of June. Before she packed up her office, we sat down to talk about her almost 20 combined years with the KCHBA. How did you first come to work for the KCHBA? “The first time around a coworker at my current job moved to the HBA,” said Gina. “She referred me and I was hired by the HBA shortly after.” In 2010, Gina was made aware the KCHBA needed a Parade of Homes Director and she joined the staff once again. Continued on page 9


What have you seen change over the years? The KCHBA itself has seen major changes in its 83 years. When reflecting on her first tenure, Gina says the difference in meetings sticks out in her head. “Board meetings were a big affair, with cocktails followed by a steak lunch.” Monthly membership gatherings also looked a bit different. “We had to book a hotel ballroom every month to hold these meetings. Times have really changed.” Gina has also seen housing design trends evolve. In her opinion, it was often for the better. “I really enjoy the way the houses look right now. I love the modern take on retro trends and all the mixed materials being used within the homes. I also love the diversity of lighting fixtures. They add so much character.” What have you enjoyed most about being the Parade of Homes Director? “I loved being part of a project that I believe to be of great value. Not just to the builders, but to the vendors, suppliers, the trade force, realtors, bankers… all the different trades that make a house a home. It was a pretty great gig.” And Gina always loved seeing everyone come together to celebrate the Parade. “I’ll miss the awards ceremonies. They’re just fun; I get energy from them and everyone is happy to be there… I have also had great co-workers. We had a lot of fun over the years.” One thing Gina will NOT miss is lugging Parade guide boxes around. Which makes sense, as she regularly ordered upwards of 1,500 boxes for each Parade. “Luckily, I had more help with that over the past few years.” What are you most looking forward to in retirement? “So much!” Gina exclaimed. As far as a daily routine, “I look forward to being able to get up and stay in my pajamas until 9:00 or 10:00 while I drink my coffee.” Although getting a few house projects completed is on her agenda, Gina does not plan to spend all her time at home. She is looking forward to future travels, seeing more of her grandkids and friends, and possibly volunteering with Veterans Community Project. We already miss seeing Gina around the office, but the KCHBA congratulates her on a well-deserved retirement!


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n the residential construction industry, a safe work environment and well-written, up-to-date safety program isn’t optional; it’s essential. Not only does it keep employees healthy and safe, but it can stave off huge losses, including everything from workers’ compensation to equipment issues, administrative costs and even periods of low productivity.


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BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of NAHB, recently released the fourth edition of its Jobsite Safety Handbook to help home builders navigate and comply with the latest OSHA requirements and keep workers safe on the jobsite.

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The comprehensive guide, that features both English and Spanish translations, describes how those in the residential construction industry can comply with OSHA regulations while focusing on the most common hazards found on jobsites. It also covers the key issues residential builders and trade contractors need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries.


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The pocket-sized handbook includes a series of general safety tips that are explained in simple terms and are accompanied by illustrated, colorful examples of common best practices that can be incorporated into a company’s safety and health programs.

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“The health and safety of our workers is the top priority on any jobsite,” said NAHB Chairman Dean Mon, a home builder and developer from Shrewsbury, N.J. “The new edition of this handbook is a great resource that covers key safety issues and offers concise tips for complying with OSHA regulations to keep workers safe.”

Thanks to all of our 2020 Sponsors

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NAHB Safety Handbook With clear illustration and color photographs, the Jobsite Safety Handbook includes new information on topics such as: • Fall protection for ro ofing work and around openings • Personal Protective Equipment • Working in confined spaces • Heat and cold stress • Hazardous materials and silica • First aid and medical services • Employer duties, including training and protective equipment For more information and resources on construction safety, OSHA compliance and other safety guidelines, visit www.nahb.org Jobsite Safety Handbook, Fourth Edition, is available for purchase at www.BuilderBooks.com

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KCHBA Builders Make Pro Builder Rankings


ix KCHBA builders were featured on Professional Builder’s 2020 Housing Giants Rankings. These spots are based on the total number of units closed in 2019 as well as housing and gross revenue. 2019 saw a 6.3% bump in home building revenue and 63,00 additional units built when compared to 2018. Prieb Homes and James Engle Custom Homes LLC, both based in Olathe, took the 189 and 197 spots. Prieb and Engle are veterans to the list, closing with 279 and 102 units in 2019, respectively. Also consistently ranked are Rodrock Homes and Don Julian Builders of Lenexa. Rodrock sits at 199 with 104 unit closings and Don Julian is

ranked 212 with 81 unit closings. Overland Park’s Lambie Custom Homes joined the list at 242 with 75 unit closings. Congratulations also to Clayton Properties Group (Summit Homes) for being ranked eighth overall.



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Fun in the Sun at the KCHBA Golf Scramble


hirty golf teams participated in the KCHBA’s annual golf tournament at Stone Canyon Golf Club on June 25. Thank you to Kevin Stallings for hosting the tournament on his beautiful course. Congratulations to the following teams for their low scores: Overall 1st Place – Security Bank with a score of 57. • Marty Haivala, Quintin Ostrom, Ben Sumata, Mark Sumata Overall 2nd Place – KC Pumpman with a score of 58 • Joshua Elgin, Chris Robbins, Pete Robbins, Craig Broswick Overall 3rd Place – Rew Materials (A) with a score of 60. • Don Harris, Dennis Hillhouse, Kevin Hillhouse, Jeff Smith In Flight B:

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1st Place – Weber Flooring with a score of 65. • Blake Bales, Michael Brown, Mike Meile, Jeff Weber 2nd Place – CrossFirst Bank with a score of 65. • Greg Sims, Dave Alley, James Chen, Tony Ahrenholtz 3rd Place with a score of 65. • Jack Reilly, Bill Arnold, Charles Werr Flight C: 1st Place – ProSource KC with a score of 67. • Jayson Mroz, Sean Sparks, Nick Klopfenstine, Eric Gershwin 2nd Place – Sherwin Williams Co. with a score of 68.


• Rex Schugart, Donnie Bowers, Chuck Kreimendahl, Clint Kreimendahl 3rd Place – Dreams & Design Building with a score of 68. • Kevin Stallings, Lilli Stallings, Vicky Cromwell, Rick Reynolds Special appreciation goes to the following companies: • Hand Sanitizer Sponsor: Spire • Beverage Sponsors: First Federal Bank of Kansas City and Rew Materials • Hole Sponsors: Shamrock Cabinet Canaan Stone Works Anything on Anything Capitol Federal Real Estate Book and First American Title New Home Guide Bank of Blue Valley Kansas Gas Service 2-10 Home Builders Warranty Ferguson Bovard Insurance Kansas Builders Insurance Group Academy Bank Bison Tiling Pella Products of Kansas City Bank 21 ProSource of Kansas City

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A big thank you goes to all the volunteers who helped make the tournament a roaring success as well! Visit the KCHBA’s Facebook page for more photos from the tournament. Security Bank



Parade of Playhouses Rescheduled for July 17-19


• Olathe Advance Tech Center, sponsored by Ashlar Homes

urchase a playhouse for your backyard from the Parade of Playhouses, sponsored by Bickimer Homes! Originally scheduled to be held during the Greater Kansas City Home & Lifestyle Show in March, the Parade of Playhouses has moved to Nebraska Furniture Mart’s outdoor pavilion July 17-19.

• Winnetonka NKC School District, sponsored by David Elliott of Construction Planning and Services PLUS Veterans Community Project is turning one of its tiny homes into a playhouse, which will also be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The winning design for this playhouse was submitted by HOK.

KCHBA members and local schools have built children’s playhouses to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Veterans Community Project. This year, 12 playhouses will be featured at the show. Let your kids play and bid on their favorite for your backyard! Playhouses were built by:

Bidding is open NOW. Visit kchba.org for a link to bid.

• CKF, LLC • Gardner-Edgerton School District, sponsored by Grata Development • Engle & Volkers KC realtor group • Ernst Brothers Home Construction, sponsored by Stewart Title • Excelsior Springs School District, sponsored by Syler Construction • Grant’s Custom Homes • Habitat for Humanity, sponsored by Bickimer Homes • Hunt Midwest • KCHBA Young Professionals • Northland Career Center



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The Passing of Leo Ashner, Carmen Cerra


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t is with great sadness that ****** Local Representation ****** the KCHBA announces the Auto Worker’s Compensation Health/Life passing of past president Leo Ashner last month. Leo started building in 1957. He joined the FREE subcontractor insurance certificate review service for KCHBA in 1958 and became President in 1993. He was honored and inducted into the Builder ******Local Representation****** Hall of Fame in 1997. Leo began his career in the home building industry by building houses in Prairie Village and Northern Insuring Kansas City area builders for more than 50 years Overland Park in the Kroh Brothers and JC Nichols subdivisions. Leo always had a knack for finding the hot market and taking full advantage of it. After starting Four Colonies he stayed in Lenexa and developed: Colony North, Colony Woods, Colony Hills and Colony Hills North. Leo then discovered southern Leawood and developed: Berkshire, Berkshire Villa’s and Wilshire. He became a development partner in the Cedar Creek Development. Leo took the reins of this 5,000-acre Olathe and it is now home to more than 1,200 families. He was a true leader and icon. He elevated the name “Ashner” to symbolize quality, integrity, and community. Our condolences go out to the entire Ashner family. Our thoughts are also with the Cerra family as they mourn the loss of Carmen Cerra, a longtime home builder in Kansas City. Cerra passed away on June 3.



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The Board of Johnson County Commissioners held a special meeting on July 2 to consider whether to approve Governor Kelly’s mask order. The seven-member board voted to support Gov. Kelly’s mask requirement in a 4-2 vote with one abstention. Similarly, Jackson County, Mo., announced orders requiring masks in public places, which started Wednesday, July 1. “All persons inside public buildings and in public outdoor settings must wear a face covering. This is in response to a continued increase of COVID-19 cases in Jackson County and the surrounding area,” according to the Jackson County Health Department’s Twitter feed. As of Thursday, July 2, North Kansas City, Mo., also required residents and visitors to wear face coverings. “All employees or visitors to any indoor public accommodation must wear face coverings or masks that cover the nose and mouth. These spaces include, but are not limited to, grocery and other retail stores, special events, and public transit,” the NKC city website states.


Anniversaries 1958 Bodine-Ashner Builders, Inc. 1974 Willis Custom Homes, Inc. 1979 Dusselier & Marks Homes, Inc. 1986 Jones Iron & Metal, Inc. 1987 Chris George Homes, Inc. 1989 B L Rieke Custom Homes, Inc. 1993 K C Drywall Construction, Inc. 1994 Forner-LaVoy Builders, Inc.

2010 Woodbridge Homes, Inc. 2011 Aspen Homes Fasone & Partners Pfeifer Homes, Inc 2013 Kevin Higdon Construction Larson Building Company Midwest Lumber O’Connor Co. Signature Builders SVB Wood Floors 2014 4 Corners Homes KC, LLC Dave Richards Home Building, Inc. Elite Tree Service, Inc Ferguson Drywall Co., Inc.

1998 Atmos Energy 1999 R. E. Taylor Construction, LLC 2001 McGraw Homes, Inc. 2003 Kansas City NARI Olympus Custom Homes 2005 Roeser Homes, LLC 2006 Stoneworth Building Products 2007 Harrington Brothers Inc. Heating and Cooling

HBA Staff Will Ruder Executive Vice President will@kchba.org 816-733-2216 Dawn Allen Director of Member Services & Partnerships dawn@kchba.org 816-733-2241 Kelcee Allen Director of Parade of Homes/Manager of Digital Engagement kelcee@kchba.org 816-733-2246 Kari English Senior Director of Communications & Strategy kari@kchba.org 816-733-2213 Marcia Jurgens Vice President of Administration marcia@kchba.org 816-733-2215 Courtney Reyes Director of Government Affairs & Workforce Development courtney@kchba.org 816-733-2214 Paige Waltman Communications & Education Manager paige@kchba.org 816-733-2217 Jordynn Webster Manager of Government Affairs & Workforce Development jordynn@kchba.org 816-733-2218


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Residential Permitting Forecasts Active Building in 2020


etro-wide single-family permits totaled 374 during May— leading to a five-month total of 2,076 units, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). This year-to-date total is an increase of 28 percent over the same period in 2019. The increase in building activity is spread throughout the eight-county metropolitan region, with the largest percentage increases in Cass and Wyandotte counties. Multi-family construction also showed growth, with 1,202 units permitted in the first five months of 2020, compared with 1,094 during the same period in 2019. In single-family activity, Kansas City, Mo., tops the “most active city” list with 348 permits issued (compared with 265 in 2019), followed by Olathe with 254, Belton at 172, Overland Park with 159, and Lee’s Summit with 151 permits. Builders report that their homes on the Parade of Homes (June 13-28) are drawing numerous potential buyers. With continuing low interest rates and decreasing inventories for both existing and new homes, pent up demand for housing has led to a very active buying season.

The Official Publication of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City

July 2020 • Volume 26 • Issue 6 Copyright 2020

Published by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City 600 E 103 Street, Kansas City, MO 64131 • (816) 942-8800

Editor Kari English Contributing Writers Marcia Jurgens, Paige Waltman Graphics Karla Peterie, Creative Services 2020 Executive Committee President Jerry Braklow Vice President Kevin Kirtley Executive Vice President Will Ruder Secretary/Treasurer Tommy Bickimer Immediate Past President Shawn Woods Associate Representative Richard Holtcamp Past Presidents Representative Bob Frost

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Residential Building Permit Statistics

Residential Building Permit Statistics APRIL 2020 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 MultiS-F M-F Total Family Family Total Units Units Units Units^ Units% Units YTD YTD YTD 0 43 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 12 0 62

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

0 43 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 12 0 62

2 168 11 0 0 3 9 7 16 0 44 6 266

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

2 168 11 0 0 3 9 7 16 0 44 6 266

5 0 0 52 3 0 7 0 0 3 70

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 0 0 52 3 0 7 0 0 3 70

14 10 1 179 12 0 12 0 0 10 238

0 0 0 315 0 0 0 0 0 0 315

14 10 1 494 12 0 12 0 0 10 553

15 0 16 0 0 11 5 13 0 36 0 0 0 96

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

15 0 16 0 0 11 5 13 0 36 0 0 0 96

83 0 31 3 0 33 17 42 0 112 0 0 0 321

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 116 0 0 0 0 0 116

83 0 31 3 0 33 17 158 0 112 0 0 0 437

14 0 0 16 0 0 0 30

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

14 0 0 16 0 0 0 30

66 22 0 44 9 0 0 141

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

66 22 0 44 9 0 0 141

2 0 0 4 2 5 13 0 0 65 32 3 0 10 8 0 144

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

2 0 0 4 2 5 13 0 0 65 32 3 0 10 8 0 144

12 0 0 27 11 18 65 0 0 208 124 14 0 34 23 0 536

0 0 0 0 0 0 298 0 0 39 0 0 0 67 0 0 404

12 0 0 27 11 18 363 0 0 247 124 14 0 101 23 0 940

April 2020

Single MultiS-F M-F Total Family Family Total Units Units Units Units^ Units% Units YTD YTD YTD LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 3 0 20 0 3 20 Lansing 0 0 10 0 0 10 Leav. County 5 0 21 0 5 21 Leavenworth 1 0 6 0 1 6 Tonganoxie 5 0 21 0 5 21 14 0 14 78 0 78 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs Edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Co MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill Totals

2 0 8 10

0 0 0 0

2 0 8 10

3 0 91 94

0 0 0 0

3 0 91 94

0 8 0 0 0 8

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 8 0 0 0 8

1 16 0 1 10 28

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 16 0 1 10 28







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

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

2017 2018 457 463 477 463 571 549 562 564 504 598 567 569 512 485 480 514 514 353 583 485 502 354 468 276

2019 234 234 357 411 391 387 471 429 396 500 410 434

2020 355 475 438 434

Annual Total









Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date

2013 - 2020 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

S-F Units 1276 1304 1330 1747 2067 2039 1236 1702

M-F Units 1281 1159 999 1348 471 203 846 835

Total Units 2557 2463 2329 3095 2538 2242 2082 2537

^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 2020 Home Builders Assoc of Greater Kansas City. All rights reserved.


Economic Forecast U P D A T E



11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. LUNCH INCLUDED PRICE: BUILDER MEMBERS DISCOUNTED ASSOCIATE MEMBERS $25 GUESTS $40 Kansas Area Council Chair: Jeff Ashner Kansas Area Council Co-Chair: Patrick Willis Everyone is invited to the August Kansas Area Council to hear Economist Chris Kuehl as he answers questions such as: What impact will Covid-19 have on consumer behavior im moving forward? And, more importantly, what does that mean for the future of residential construction? Kuehl will also talk about the current labor market and what employers need to be thinking about as they plan for the future.

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