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Digital Marketing Is Here to Stay A comparison of 2020 and 2019 presents clear data on how the pandemic impacted buying and selling within the residential construction market. So what does selling in the virtual space look like now?


From the EO Column


It’s All Hands on Deck with the Lumber Crisis By Will Ruder We are asking you and your customers to speak out about how lumber and material price increases are affecting the Kansas City market by sending an email to

Remember: 1 in ‘21


The Membership Committee’s theme for the spring membership drive is “1 in ‘21”. If every current member will bring in just one new member by June 30, think how much stronger our voice would be on issues affecting our industry, such as escalating lumber prices.

Spring Parade of Homes Award Winners Announced The Spring Pick of the Parade and Distinctive Plan & Design Award winners have been announced. These awards recognize builders who showcase the finest craftsmanship and unique designs on the Parade of Homes.

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KC MADE Competition Promotes Careers in Skilled Trades


he Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City hosted the KC Manufacturing and Design Expo (KC MADE) April 9-10, which provided an opportunity for students and industry stakeholders to connect while also showcasing the students’ skills in carpentry and metalwork. Sponsored by RE: Crossroads and KC Furnishing Co., KC MADE is a competition where students can win prizes for their projects and attend an industry-education luncheon to network with KCHBA members. Five students from Bonner Springs High School and Liberty High School participated with eight projects this year. This year’s winners are: • 1st Place Overall: Andrew T. of Liberty High School for his Walnut Entertainment Center. • 2nd Place Overall: Patrick S. of Liberty High School for his Sasafrass Entertainment Center. • 3rd Place Overall: Adrian F. of Bonner Springs High School for his LED lamp made of purple heart. • People’s Choice Award: Andrew T. of Liberty High School for his Walnut Entertainment Center. • Showmanship Award: Patrick S. of Liberty High School for his soft skills including professionalism, communication and leadership. Additionally, the public could view the projects in-person April 9-10 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at RE: Crossroads and they had the opportunity to vote for their favorite project online at More than 1,000 people voted online for their favorites and the winner of the People’s Choice award was Andrew from Liberty High School for his walnut entertainment cabinet.

and learn more about the industry. During the luncheon, attendees broke into groups and had 30 minutes to build something out of graham crackers, marshmallows, gum drops and spaghetti noodles.

Patrick from Liberty High School won the Showmanship Award for his interpersonal skills. All students received a tool belt with a hammer, tape measure, nail puller and speed square.

Through its efforts to promote careers in the skilled trades, the KCHBA hopes to increase the number of students choosing careers in the residential construction industry. This will put less pressure on home prices, which will ultimately assist the KC families in achieving the American dream of owning a home.

A student and industry luncheon was held after judging at KC Furnishing Co. where students could network with KCHBA members

View more photos from the KC MADE competition on KCHBA’s Facebook page.


From the EO


the Senator and his staff, we anticipate even greater degrees of Congressional attention to the cost of materials moving forward.

ur society’s reawakening to the value, and perhaps necessity, of homeownership has come at a time of historically low interest rates. The combination of these two factors, among many others, resulted in an explosion of consumer demand that we are still experiencing today. Demand at this scale requires a steady, stable supply if the home building industry is going to have any chance to serve these new customers.

The KCHBA and NAHB have been engaged in this battle for some time. We are now asking you and your customers to speak up and speak out about how lumber and material price increases are affecting the Kansas City market by sending an email to to share the story. This simple act of providing a quick but powerful testimonial will equip the KCHBA with a personal and poignant example that will drive home the fact that would-be home buyers, and the industry that serves them, are being harmed.

Global logistics networks were disrupted or destroyed altogether as the world tried to figure out how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As production of building materials ramped down in anticipation of a repeat of the late 2000s that never came, consumption of these materials skyrocketed. This distortion of the traditional supply and demand dynamic is playing an outsized role in the market that builders and buyers alike are trying to navigate.

By speaking in unison, we can amplify this compelling message and make progress toward stabilizing industry input costs. If you have any questions or would like any more information about the battles being waged on your behalf, I hope you won’t hesitate to reach out and have a conversation with me.

I do not need to inform any readers of this publication of the price spikes and allocation concerns occurring as a result of this. The KCHBA recognizes that this market makes it very difficult to serve customers the way you’ve traditionally served them and that home buyers are facing premium, surge pricing in order to own a new home. The real question, therefore, is, “What’s being done about it?” It’s an important question that deserves a thorough response. And for those that have ever had the “pleasure” of hearing me speak, you’ll know I’m nothing if not thorough.

The KCHBA has consistently and frequently educated municipalities, counties, civic groups, Chambers of Commerce and other community leaders on the spiking costs of home building. It is important that more people understand that the buyers and the industry are both feeling the pinch and everyone involved is battling these cost increases. KCHBA staff has been in weekly, and oftentimes daily, communication with your representation at NAHB. This is a national problem that will require national attention. To NAHB’s credit, they have spoken with 26 state Attorneys General across the country in order to highlight the rapid rise in materials costs. NAHB also met with the White House’s National Economic Council and the Office of the Vice President in April to motivate the Biden Administration to act. You have likely seen NAHB on national cable news networks and in national newspapers and magazines raising awareness amongst the broader public about this concern. Together, NAHB and the KCHBA prepared a series of questions and briefing documents for U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (KS) for him to engage U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on April 28. During their exchange, Senator Moran explained the harm experienced by buyers and home builders brought on by lumber and steel tariffs. Based on follow-up conversations the KCHBA had with


Will Ruder, KCHBA EVP 816-517-3187

What’s New in the Northland?


t the Missouri North Area Council last month Kansas City First District Councilwoman Heather Hall and Executive Director for the Platte County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) Matt Tapp provided an update on current steps being taken to engage the development community as well as the stature of the northland within the broader KC metro.

“communication with the city has been a huge problem,” said Hall. In the past, talks with developers and builders were not as productive as Hall had hoped. Under a new city manager, these conversations are revving up again. Communication is key to learn what developers need to “build in a more streamlined fashion” and what support is needed from the city. We need to figure out “where is the problem, why is it a problem and how are we going to fix it,” said Hall.

Hall currently serves as vice chair on both the Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee, as well as the Special Committee for Legal Review. She also serves on the Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors. A few of Hall’s priorities include improving trash collection, basic infrastructure and public safety. Safe routes to school translates to sidewalks being built and maintained.

Matt Tapp entered his current role in October 2019. The mission of the PCEDC is to promote, enhance and grow economic development in Platte County, Missouri.

“We ask our developers to build sidewalks when they build things, but we sometimes forget to do it on our own,” said Hall. “Sometimes we’re not walking our talk.” She also stresses her hope for a good public safety community.

Tapp noted construction of the new KCI airport is on schedule and should be completed in time for the NFL draft, which Kansas City will host in 2023. In addition, KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre just completed buildings 5 and 6; both are fully leased. The next phase will include construction of building 7 (220,000 sq. ft) and building 8 (600,000 sq ft).

“The bottom line is people move to places that are safe for their families,” said Hall. Specifically, when working with builders and developers,

There are plans for several new developments in Platte County Tapp noted in his presentation: • Golden Plains Technology Park, which will be the second largest data center in the United States. The technology park is located near 169 Highway and I-435. Once complete, it will encompass 13-16 buildings, each of which will be 1 million square feet. • Creekside will be on the west side of Parkville at I-435. The development plans include villas, townhomes, industrial and commercial spaces, a baseball complex, single-family homes, apartments, a public gathering space and mixed-use buildings.

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• Twin Creeks Town Center is being built by MD Management and is located at 152 Highway and Platte Purchase Drive. Located near the Northland Sporting Complex, which is a 10-field youth competitive sports complex, Twin Creeks Town Center will include apartments, townhomes, mixed-use and commercial buildings, a new middle school, a B&B entertainment complex, and single family attached/detached home around the $300,000 price point.


“We have got to ramp up rooftops in Platte County,” said Tapp. “Most other uses follow rooftops.”


Remember: 1 in ‘21


CHBA’s Membership Committee has been working hard to plan a spring membership drive, which was announced at the Spring Parade of Homes Awards ceremony. The theme for the drive, which will run through June, is “1 in ‘21”. If every current member will bring in just one new member, think how much stronger our voice would be on issues affecting our industry. There is strength in numbers and the larger our association, the stronger our voice to elicit change on challenges such as the lumber crisis. As part of our membership drive, the Membership Committee is asking you to submit the names of people that you believe should be members of the KCHBA.

Membership Committee • Gary Kerns, Co-Chair, Gary Kerns Homebuilders • Bill Arnold, Co-Chair, Northcraft Flooring • Jack Baker, Bovard Insurance • Angie Beerup, Elevate Design + Build • Mike Bryant, Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling • Ryan Christopher, SVB Wood Floors • Bruce Coffin, U.S. Bank • Curtis Harris, Gordon Energy • Sarah St. Peter, PCDI

The Membership Committee will be following up with you and/or the contact you submit in the coming weeks. If that person joins, you will receive spike points, which not only earn you entry into VIP events at IBS but also some local perks that the Membership Committee is currently working on and you will hear more about it soon.



So if you think of someone in the coming weeks or months that you believe should be a member of this organization, please contact a Membership Committee member or KCHBA staff. You can find their contact information in the Membership Directory online at under the Membership tab.

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Member News Angie Beerup Named Enterprising Women of the Year Congratulations to KCHBA’s Professional Women in Building chair and co-owner of Elevate Design + Build for being named a “2021 Enterprising Women of the Year” honoree by Enterprising Women Magazine. Angie will receive her award on Tuesday evening, Nov. 16, 2021, at the 19th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Celebration and Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Summit Homes Acquires Boise Builder and Developer

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Summit Homes has acquired Berkeley Building Co., a top residential home builder and developer in the Boise, Idaho, metro area. This acquisition took place on May 3. “We are thrilled to expand into the Boise market and welcome Berkeley to the Summit family,” said Fred Delibero, CEO of Summit Homes. “It was clear that both companies share very similar core values and cultural alignment. We are both focused on providing a high-level of customer experience to our new home buyers.” Joe Atalla launched Berkeley Building Co. in 2008. Berkeley currently builds in seven new home communities in the Boise market. The home builder is also known for its commitment to charitable giving and has been a longtime supporter of St. Jude Research Hospital through its building of the St. Jude Dream Home for over a decade.


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In 2020 the status quo went out the window and everyone had to adapt rapidly. From a sales and marketing standpoint, teams had to quickly change their focus to ensuring a smooth virtual experience for po potential customers.

A comparison of 2020 and 2019 presents clear data on how a global pandemic impacted buying and selling within the residential construction market across the country. In 2020, there a was an average increase of 36.5 percent in website sessions, according to Megan English, vice president of ONeil Interactive, a digital marketing agency based in Hunt Valley, Md., that shared agg the aggregated data from homebuilder websites across the country during a marketing session at IBSx earlier this year. About 38.1 percent of builder website traffic was created by new users. Most builders saw an increase of traffic through all major channels, with direct site visits up 12 percent, referrals increasing by 14 pe percent and searches up 21.3 percent, according to English’s research.

“When the virus first hit, we as a leadership team, did not know how deep this was going to get,” said John Allen, President of Brown Haven Homes based in Blairsville, Ga., who was featured during a mar marketing education session during IBSx. Like many builders, unpleasant thoughts of 2007-2009 came rushing to mind. “It was all about protecting topline revenue,” said Allen. With so dail “our much changing daily, message began to focus on what we could control,” stated Allen. For Brown Haven Homes, this resulted in a new “Peace of Mind is Priceless” digital marketing campaign. A notable amount of Brown Haven’s subsequent customers fit the profile of a city d dweller looking to move into the suburbs, where they can “get more house for a little less money,” said Allen.


Sales in the Virtual Space vi With so many virtual platforms available, it can be difficult to know what should take priority for your business. Before implementing new tools, consider assessing where your company’s websi website currently stands. One key element is the mobile version of your website. Do the desktop tools and features translate well on your phone and tablet? Are they still easily accessible? One popular vi virtual tool is an online sales associate, but is it working for your company at full capacity, with accessibility throughout your site? Flexibility is a valuable currency. Your business is always changing and your virtual layout needs to be flexible as well. “[In 2020] we saw the need to post updates about model home closings appointmen and appointment-only policies,” said Jenna Schwartz, digital producer for ONeil Interactive. Landing pages and tools to shop online are key components that likely need frequent updates, Schwa Schwartz noted. Having a straightforward process for doing so will save you frustrations.

With a dramatic increase in web traffic, users are looking to consume more content. Videos, virtual tours and interactive floor plans are some of the better-known website devices, but finding new engaging and entertaining ways to get and keep in touch empowers potential buyers. For example, Calendly is an app capable of embedding in your website. It allows potential buyers to self-schedule appointments, blacking out timeslots once they are taken. Appointments can range ffrom virtual and interactive floorplans, a live walk through with a real estate agent over video chat to potential buyers touring the property by themselves through an app. “We had a grand opening scheduled in the middle of March [2020]. It was scheduled for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on Wednesday everything got shut down,” said Sheena Mar Ramos, Marketing Director of Abrazo Homes in Albuquerque, N.M., in an IBSx session. “Within 48 hours we had to completely flip that grand opening upside down… Calendly was a huge help and ag great tool. We were able to coordinate multiple schedules and also send out links to a very large database.”

Self-guided tours are a great way to get leads. NterNow, UTour and Rently are a few platforms available on the market. These programs verify the potential buyers’ identity, as a safety and p liability precaution, and collect contact information. Of course, human interaction should not be underestimated. FaceTime, WhatsApp and Skype are familiar communication tools readily accessible and understood. A video chat tou using a realtor on site, tour, helps build rapport and trust. Once a potential buyer becomes a customer, technology has the potential to improve the buying and building process in multiple ways. Allen, with Brown Haven Homes, has been using DocuSign for years. Turnaround time is improved and convenient, he noted. The buyer also has the ability to view when a document has been opened, making followups less of a guessing game. Allen fully believes virtual tours will inevitably become a standard part of the homebuying process. He also stresses it is no simple task and will take time to implement. “It’s okay if you ha have not begun, but you have to begin,” said Allen. “It is a significant amount of effort.”


Integrating your website with a customer relationship management (CRM) system like Lasso, HubSpot or Salesforce can provide your sales team with valuable metrics. These can help you b see the browsing history of potential buyers, such as where they were on your website when they submitted their contact information and how they got to your website in the first place. Allen was gra grateful his team already had Lasso in place at the beginning of 2020. “We saw some short dips and because of those we significantly increased our marketing efforts due to some of the data we were getting,” said Allen. These dips at the beginning of the pandemic didn’t last long for Allen and his team. Over the coming months, having a CRM in place was a valuable automated tool due to the high level of leads coming in. In a world set on finding new conveniences, one thing is clear: virtual selling is not going away. Humans will always be key in buying and selling, but the format for interaction is evolving. indust as a “I think the industry whole still has another two or three years before this becomes extremely mainstream,” said Allen. “So even if you haven’t started, in your market you could still be one of the first to pull this off.”

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ore than 350 attended the Spring Parade of Homes Awards ceremony on Wed., April 28 at Overland Park Convention Center. The Pick

of the Parade and Distinctive Plan & Design Awards recognize the builders who showcase the finest craftsmanship and unique designs on the Parade of Homes. The MCs for the evening were Angie Beerup of Elevate Design + Build and Misty Hanson of Stewart Title. Throughout the awards ceremony, audience members had the opportunity to win prizes by answering KCHBA trivia questions. There was even a mustard and ketchup race around the ballroom. Thank you to everyone who attended, to our MCs for the evening and the Parade of Homes sponsor, Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling.

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NAHB Undercuts Lumber Coalition Arguments

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AHB responded to a recent article by the U.S. Lumber Coalition appearing in Woodworking Network that attacked the association’s stance on lumber prices and import duties. In a forceful response, NAHB sets the record straight. Here’s NAHB’s rebuttal:

Dawn Allen Director of Member Services & Partnerships 816-733-2241 Kelcee Allen Director of Parade of Homes/Digital Content Strategist 816-733-2246

“First, the Coalition would have your readers believe that it is NAHB’s view that duties on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. are the only factor in determining lumber prices. This is an extreme mischaracterization of our position. NAHB has always asserted that lumber tariffs are a contributing factor that leads to increased price volatility.”

Kari English Senior Director of Communications & Strategy 816-733-2213 Marcia Jurgens Vice President of Administration 816-733-2215

“The primary reason why lumber prices have tripled over the past 12 months -- going from roughly $350 per thousand board feet to nearly $1,200, according to Random Lengths – is due to insufficient production. Moreover, supply shortages have caused the price of other building materials to rise over the last year as well; OSB prices are up more than 400 percent since last April.”

Courtney Reyes Director of Government Affairs & Workforce Development 816-733-2214 Paige Waltman Manager of Communications & Education 816-733-2217

“Perhaps the Coalition’s choice to radically distort NAHB’s position was a red herring to take attention away from why production remains at such low levels during a period of high demand.”

Jordynn Webster Manager of Government Affairs & Workforce Development 816-733-2218

To read the full rebuttal, visit the News section at NAHB Now, April 30, 2021

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Residential Building Permit Statistics MARCH 2021 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 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 9 0 15

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0 5 1 157 13 0 19 0 0 19 214

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Single MultiS-F M-F Total Family Family Total Units Units Units Units^ Units% Units YTD YTD YTD LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 12 0 38 0 12 38 Lansing 0 0 0 0 0 0 Leav. County 9 0 30 0 9 30 Leavenworth 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tonganoxie 20 0 37 0 20 37 41 0 41 105 0 105 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs 0 Edwardsville 0 KCK/Wyandotte Co 19 19 MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill Totals

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Comparison of Single Family Building Units for Greater Kansas City (Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte Counties)

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10 0 0 15 10 13 61 0 0 152 152 30 0 43 49 0 535

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 44

10 0 0 15 10 13 61 0 0 196 152 30 0 43 49 0 579

Month/Year January February March April May June July August September October November December

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 2020 234 355 234 475 357 438 411 434 391 374 387 421 471 493 429 444 396 557 500 510 410 404 434 461

2021 406 482 536

Annual Total









Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date

2014 - 2021 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

S-F Units 865 893 1224 1505 1475 825 1268 1424

M-F Units 832 794 987 416 17 846 835 93

Total Units 1697 1687 2211 1921 1492 1671 2103 1517

^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 2021 Home Builders Assoc of Greater Kansas City. All rights reserved.




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