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Fall Parade of Homes 2019


On the Cover: Cover story 4 Fall Parade of Homes Starts Sept. 28 The Fall Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City Sept. 28-Oct. 13 and will feature 291 homes by 97 home builders in six counties across the metropolitan area.

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Bring colorful, fun kids bandages to the HBA next time you come or bring them to the Fall Parade Awards Ceremony. Bring a smile to the face of a child with cancer!

Kansas Area Council: Not a Recession, Just a Slowdown

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Laird Goldsborough and Dan Whitney provided an overview of the current economic situation and what to expect moving forward at last month’s Kansas Area Council.

Save Money with Member Advantage 16 Are you searching for ways to save money for your company? One KCHBA member has saved $2,500 in one year just by using NAHB’s Member Advantage program.

In Every Issue Calendar 4 New Members

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Anniversaries 21 Residential Permit Statistics

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Associate Appreciation Lunch

September 17, 2019

11:00 am - 1:00 pm KCHBA office in back parking lot. Remarks at noon | Builder / Association cookout The National Association of Home Builders designates September as Associate Appreciation month. Join our HBA Board of Directors as we recognize our local Associates and thank them for their professionalism, political engagement, volunteer activities and service to the industry. During this time we will also be giving special recognition to the new members in our association. This year we are challenging attendees to bring a fellow member who has not been active in the HBA, or to invite someone who is interested in joining the organization. We are excited to get to know you better!

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Fall Parade Awards Celebration

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he Fall Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City Sept. 28Oct. 13 and will feature 291 homes by 97 home builders in six counties across the metropolitan area. Sponsored by Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling, the Parade features homes by some of the area’s finest builders and includes townhomes, villas and single-family homes with a variety of floor plans featuring the latest design trends. Homes range in price from $249,000 to $2.5 million. Presented twice a year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA), the Kansas City Parade of Homes is the second largest in the United States. Since 1947, millions of greater Kansas City residents and visitors have enjoyed viewing the latest in-home innovations, styles and decorating, and this year’s Fall Parade will be no different as it showcases the area’s premier new homes, home builders and communities.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City invites you to the 2019 Fall

PARADE of HOMES AWARDS CELEBRATION

Wednesday, October 2 Children’s Mercy Park | 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111 Cocktails and appetizers | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Presentation | 7:30 p.m. Coffee bar and desserts to follow

All homes will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free. Free Parade guides will be available for pickup at the HBA (I-435 & Holmes) beginning the week prior and at all Parade homes during the event.

$65 A portion of ticket sales will benefit Noah’s Bandages. Please bring a box of colorful, fun children’s bandages in support of Noah’s Bandages, a nonprofit whose mission is to end childhood cancer. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 25 Paige@kchba.org or call 816.942.8800

In addition, download the user-friendly mobile app at from the Google Play or Apple Store. Using the app, parade-goers can save their favorites and then map a customized route to each home.

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We’re Collecting Colorful Bandages for Noah’s Bandage Project

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oah’s Bandage Project’s mission is to end childhood cancer through awareness, support and the gift of hope. The HBA Foundation will be donating a portion of ticket sales from the Fall Parade of Homes Awards Celebration to Noah’s Bandage Project. We are also asking HBA members to help by donating fun and colorful Band-Aids.

Bandages are an identity – Especially on a cancer floor, where kids wear similar hospital gowns, are bald and end up looking a lot alike, a bandage becomes a way that a child can express themselves, and share with others the things they think are cool.

Bandages are a badge of courage – Shots and procedures hurt and can very easily bring anxiety to those who have to experience them. A bandage becomes their badge of honor showing others that they overcame something scary. It helps them show off how brave they are!

Something so inexpensive and easy to obtain can make a child in a hospital smile and get excited even if it’s for a short time.

Bandages are fun – Kids battling sickness of any kind need all the fun we can give them!

Bring your bandages to the HBA next time you come or bring them to the awards ceremony.

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he HBA building remodel is complete! The transformation is amazing – a big thank you to George Schluter for leading the remodel. And thank you to all the members who have donated money, labor and/or materials to upgrade our building – there are several new names on the list!

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Silver - $1,000-$4,999 Austin Roeser, Roeser Homes Kirk Jones – MarKirk Construction Keith Fenwick, First Federal Bank Scott Bamesberger – SAB Homes Bobby Wilson – Wilson Lighting Dan Norburg – Norburg Contracting Tommy Bickimer – Bickimer Homes George Schluter David Rinne, Schlagel & Assoc. Nebraska Furniture Mart

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Bronze - $500-$999 Lynn Middleton – Kitchens and Baths by Briggs Patrick Willis – Willis Custom Homes David Heiman – Regency Homes Skip Hensler – Hensler Homes, Inc. Matt Ernst – Ernst Brothers Home Construction, Inc. Rocky Rhodes – Dusty Rhodes Homes Russ Groshans – Casa Bella Construction Joe Ward – Go Green Recycled Granite Kevin Kirtley – K&E Flatwork

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Donor Profile: Harold Phelps

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arold Phelps has a long and storied history within the home-building industry, having worked in municipal and land development engineering for decades. “I went to work for a development engineer back in the 70s,” Phelps explained. “I then went back and got my degree.” Harold started with night classes at Johnson County Community College, ultimately earning his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas. Since that time, he has gone on to hold many positions throughout the community and establish his own company.

He has held the position of City Engineer in both DeSoto and Lenexa, Kan. He serves at the discretion of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on the Johnson County Unified Wastewater District’s External Stakeholder’s Group. To say Harold understands how cities work and a lot of the people who run them is an understatement. He is an advocate for sensible and efficient government regulation. Harold joined the HBA the same year he founded Phelps Engineering: 1990. Years of HBA involvement on the HBA’s Developers, Governmental Affairs and Political Action Committees led to him serving as president in 2017.

A registered professional engineer and land surveyor, Harold has led his company, Phelps Engineering, Inc., in the design of hundreds of residential projects, including apartment complexes, townhouse/condominium communities and single-family subdivisions throughout Johnson County and the Kansas City area.

During his HBA presidency, a top priority was laying the groundwork to turn the HBA office into a modern, first-class workspace. “Everything needed work,” said Phelps. “I knew we had the talent and expertise [to make the remodel happen].”

With Harold’s guidance and direction, Phelps Engineering, Inc. has also provided the design, construction plans and administration for a wide range of publicly funded projects from storm drainage improvements, collector and arterial streets, and

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high-quality work HBA members do all around Kansas City. “Whether you were walking in the lower level or the front door, it was not what we wanted it to look like. All our members have beautiful homes. That needed to be reflected at the HBA.” The “Phelps Engineering Governmental Affairs Room” is a testament to his commitment to make this much needed transition a reality. Deciding to sponsor this particular room was an easy decision.

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As for the future of the HBA, the new facility isn’t the only thing Harold is optimistic about. he appreciates the amount of talent within the organization. “We have a number of leaders that are willing to step up and serve.”

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Haven’t Had Your Fill of Golf This Summer? HBA Has You Covered

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nyone can play Topgolf — from aspiring pros to those who’ve never walked 18 holes. All you have to do is swing a club and try to hit your microchipped ball into dartboard-like targets. It’s competitive. It’s fun. And it’s a blast with a big group of your favorite home-building colleagues! Even better — the proceeds from this event will benefit charitable causes via the HBA’s Foundation.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Topgolf at 10611 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS 66207 A team of six golfers costs $600 ($500 if you have a builder on your team) and includes food and beer/wine. Individuals can participate for $100, which also includes food and beer/wine. There are also several sponsorship opportunities. Thank you to the following companies who have already generously offered to sponsor this event: • Sip & Grip Sponsor: Dreams & Design – Looking for 1 more Sponsor! • Hole-In-One Sponsor: Braklow Custom Homes • Clubhouse Sponsor: Kenny’s Tile and Morgan-Wightman Supply For $100, add your company’s swag to the gift bags each attendee will receive. Contact Gina@kchba.org to participate or sponsor or if you have questions.

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4 Playhouses So Far

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he Parade of Playhouses is the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s spring fundraiser for its Foundation. You’re invited to join this fun and creative fundraiser by designing and building a unique playhouse to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Playhouses will be displayed during the Greater Kansas City Home and Lifestyle Show March 13-15, 2020, at Bartle Hall.

As a participant in the Parade of Playhouses, you will receive: • The opportunity to speak with thousands of potential customers during the 2020 Home & Lifestyle Show • An area next to the playhouse to display your company’s promotional materials • Social media marketing before, during and after the event

Featured on Fox4 last year, the Parade of Playhouses is a fun opportunity to align your brand with a local charity and reach consumers at the show and those watching TV at home. To participate in the Parade of Playhouses, the HBA Foundation is asking for a donation of $2,500. Due to increased interest, only 10 playhouse participants will be accepted! We have four commitments so far from Hunt Midwest, Ripley Associates – Remax Elite and Grants Custom Homes.

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• Company name and link on the Home Show website (kchomeshow.com) • Recognition in the 2020 Spring Parade of Homes guide • Recognition in the 2020 Home & Lifestyle Show guide • 10 tickets to the Home & Lifestyle Show plus a 50% discount on any additional tickets purchased Contact Gina@kchba.org for questions or if you are interested in participating.

Students at Olathe Advanced Technical Center are also planning to build a playhouse but school budgets are tight. If you are interested in sponsoring OATC’s entry fee or materials, please contact Gina@kchba.org.

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Kansas Area Council: Slowdown, Not a Recession

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ast month’s Kansas Area Council, sponsored by Bank of Blue Valley, provided HBA members with insight on the macro-economic trends, technological advances and developmental cycles expected to impact the Kansas City area over the next few years.

and demand in the Kansas City metro area. According to Whitney, home price sticker shock, declining lot supply, tariff-related issues, demographic shifts, municipal hang-ups, interest rates, high employment resulting in unfilled jobs and high consumer confidence are the biggest factors impacting low permit numbers. He noted, however, that weather is not likely the main reason for the decrease.

“We are currently experiencing the longest expansion in U.S. history,” explained Laird Goldsborough, Senior Managing Director of Valbridge Property Advisors in Kansas City. “The economy is growing at an average pace, not aggressively. A slow expansion puts us on track for a measured contraction.” According to Goldsborough, the average economic growth phase has historically lasted six to seven years. This most recent cycle was extended for more than a decade, as the U.S. experienced continuous job growth for 97 months. Goldsborough cautions that the slowdown is coming, however. The number of 2019 building permits is a indication a slowdown is on the horizon. When comparing the months of January through June, single family residential permits are down approximately 40 percent from 2018. Still, Goldsborough emphasized not using “recession” to describe the next economic phase. “It’s like if you’re on 435 going 75 mph and then have to slow down to 55 mph. But you’re not stopping and going in reverse,” said Goldsborough. Dan Whitney of Landmarketing Inc. gave an overview of supply

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Head to the polls on Tuesday, November 5th to support candidates who support you! Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees Greg Musil Nancy Ingram Jameia Haines Lake Quivira La Brady Lilja, Mayor Greg Prieb II Olathe Larry Campbell, Ward 1 Overland Park Terry Harper Scheier, Ward 1 Paul Lyons, Ward 2 Tom Carignan, Ward 3 Fred Spears, Ward 4 Phil Bressler, Ward 5 Rick Collins, Ward 6 Prairie Village Serena Schermoly, Ward 2 Shawnee Jim Neighbor, Ward 1 Kevin Straub, Ward 3 unexpired term Wyandotte County Commissioners Melissa Brune Bynum, District 1 Ann Brandau-Murguia, District 3 Angela Markley, District 6 Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list of candidates who may support the residential construction industry. This is a list of candidates who obtained the PAC Trustees’ approval for contributions. Disclaime

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HBA Staff

Will Ruder Executive Vice President will@kchba.org 816-733-2216 Marcia Jurgens Vice President of Administration marcia@kchba.org 816-733-2215 Gina Battle Director of Parade of Homes gina@kchba.org 816-733-2219 Dawn Allen Director of Member Services & Events dawn@kchba.org 816-733-2241 Kelcee Schlotzhauer Home Show Director kelcee@kchba.org 816-733-2246 Kari English Communications Director kari@kchba.org 816-733-2213 Courtney Reyes Government Affairs & Workforce Development courtney@kchba.org 816-733-2214 Paige Waltman Communications & Events Coordinator paige@kchba.org 816-733-2217

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

September 2019 • Volume 25 • Issue 8 Copyright 2019

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

Editor Marcia Jurgens Contributing Writers Kari English, Paige Waltman Graphics Karla Peterie, Creative Services 2019 Executive Committee President Shawn Woods Vice President Jerry Braklow Executive Vice President Will Ruder Secretary/Treasurer Kevin Kirtley Immediate Past President Gary Kerns Associate Representative Richard Holtcamp Past Presidents Representative Bob Frost

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Anniversaries 1961 Saul Ellis and Company, Inc. 1966 Kenny’s Tile & Floor Covering 1974 R. M. Standard & Company 1979 David R. Gilsdorf Concrete Finishing Company, Inc. 1985 Ben Cerra Construction, Inc. 1987 Kansas City Millwork Company 1990 J.S. Robinson Fine Homes 1991 Neese Construction Corp. Town & Country Guttering & Sheet Metal 1994 Becca Masonry, Inc.

1995 ECS Geothermal Inc. 1999 Ken Praiswater Construction, LLC 2001 James Engle Custom Homes 2004 Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling, LLC Wood Brothers Construction, Inc. 2005 Ernst Brothers Home Construction, Inc. Lancaster Brothers Heating & Cooling Ray Cochran & Co. LLC Concrete Work Reynolds Construction, Inc. 2006 Comerio Corporation 2008 Builders Stone & Masonry Hermes Landscaping, Inc. 2009 Precision Woods, Inc. 2011 A+ Insulation

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Local New Home Permit Numbers Rebound in July

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etro-wide housing starts jumped up in July, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). The organization reported a seasonally adjusted total of 471 single-family homes permitted in July, up 22 percent from a total of 387 homes permitted in June. The top three permitting cities in July were in Johnson County: 48 permits were issued in Olathe, Kan.; 38 in Shawnee, Kan.; and 34 in Overland Park, Kan. Blue Springs, Mo., and Spring Hill, Kan., rounded out the top five with 30 and 29 permits, respectively. “The uptick in residential building permits issued in July is a positive sign that builder confidence is steady,” said KCHBA Executive Vice President Will Ruder. “The dip in interest rates coupled with the increase in builder permits indicate the housing market in Kansas City is on firm ground.” Looking forward, there are signs nationally that conditions in the housing market should show continued modest improvement in the coming months. While the economic recovery has been uneven, it continues to add jobs, a key driver for housing market recovery, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In addition, growing household formations indicate solid demand for single-family homes and rental apartment units.

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Residential Building Permit Statistics

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 12

4 0 0 10 4 6 14 0 0 48 46 4 0 38 29 1 204

27 0 0 82 27 22 122 1 0 256 169 40 0 67 74 6 893

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 410 0 0 0 0 0 459

27 0 0 82 27 22 122 1 0 305 579 40 0 67 74 6 1352

July 2019

Single MultiS-F M-F Total Family Family Total Units Units Units Units^ Units% Units YTD YTD YTD LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 7 0 7 33 0 33 Lansing 1 0 1 2 0 2 Leav. County 11 0 11 45 0 45 Leavenworth 7 0 7 9 0 9 Tonganoxie 1 0 1 21 0 21 27 0 27 110 0 110 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs Edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Co MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill Totals

1 0 5 6

0 0 0 0

1 0 5 6

5 0 68 73

0 0 0 0

5 0 68 73

8 10 0 1 8 27

0 0 0 0 0 0

8 10 0 1 8 27

23 27 0 1 11 62

0 0 0 0 108 108

23 27 0 1 119 170

471

117

588

2484

1211

3695

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 Annual Total

2012 188 182 270 277 294 268 288 260 379 331 283 279 3,299

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 234 234 357 410 391 387 471

4,090

4,271

4,700

5,517

6,197

2,484

5,673

Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

S-F Units 1767 2355 2428 2562 3322 3650 3691 2484

2012 - 2019 M-F Units 605 1702 2157 1706 2409 1191 1305 1211

Total Units 2372 4057 4585 4268 5731 4841 4996 3695

^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 2019 Home Builders Assoc of Greater Kansas City. All rights reserved.

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