Building Business News December 2021

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December 2021

Meet Your 2022 President: Tommy Bickimer 600 E. 103rd Street | Kansas City, MO 64131


On the Cover: Cover story Meet Your 2022 KCHBA President: Tommy Bickimer


After a stint in Tacoma, Wash., Bickimer moved back to KC and joined the family business. “Best decision I ever made,” says Bickimer.


2021: It’s a Wrap


A lot changed in 2021 — both within the industry and at the KCHBA.

A Time to Celebrate: Inaugural 2021


KCHBA members gathered at the Loews Hotel in downtown Kansas City on Dec. 8 for the 2021 Inaugural celebration and dinner. Bruce and Toni Rieke of B.L. Rieke Custom Home Builders served as hosts for the evening as members enjoyed food, drinks, and dancing to a live band, the Suburbans.

KCMO Building Official Retires


Greg Franzen retires after more than 30 years in the planning department.

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Members Learn How to get $2k per Home Back from IRS


ponsored by KCHBA member Warner Robinson LLC, a KC firm that specializes in the 45L Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit, this lunch and learn discussed how home builders and multifamily developers can receive $2,000 per home or a unit as a federal tax credit for utilizing energy efficient components in construction. Bruce Warner, managing director of Warner Robinson, presented an overview of how this federal program works, what the energy efficient components are based on, how the computation and software modeling works, and provided a legislative update on the enhancement to this program under the Build Back Better Act, plus address other energy related incentives to developers.

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KCHBA Hosts Contractor Continuing Education


n Dec. 2 and 3, the KCHBA hosted 16 hours of continuing education classes for contractors. Content covered building planning, a review of residential energy requirements according to the IRC and IECC, as well as weather barriers in a residential environment. If you would like to be notified of upcoming CEU classes hosted by the KCHBA, contact



KCHBA Supports the Industry in 2021


Professional Women in Building Another exciting occurrence at the KCHBA this year is the growth of its PWB group. With 96 dues-paying members as of Nov. 15, the KCHBA’s new Professional Women in Building Council has become one of the largest in the federation. The group held their first fundraiser, a wine and whiskey pull at SVB Wood Floors in August and raised over $10,000. Congratulations, ladies!

hile the Covid-19 pandemic persisted in 2021, material prices were top of mind for home builders in 2021. Nearly every component of a newly built home has risen in price with some materials tripling over last year’s cost. This rapid and sustained rise in costs has led to an enormous disruption in the Kansas City home building market. To bring awareness to the issue, KCHBA consistently and frequently educated municipalities, counties, civic groups, Chambers of Commerce, and other community leaders on the spiking costs of home building. Following a series of conversations between Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan), his staff and the KCHBA, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo agreed to convene a building materials summit to address not only the current price spikes, but also to identify solutions to prevent these circumstances from occurring so dramatically again in the future.

Young Professionals With 47 active members, the KCHBA’s Young Professionals group continues to grow and hosted the first ever Parade of Homes Party Bus tour during the Fall Parade of Homes. Two full-size buses drove more than 60 KCHBA members to Parade homes on both sides of the state line The afternoon started with lunch, games and raffle prizes at the KCHBA before heading to homes by Aspen Homes, Don Julian Builders, J.S. Robinson Fine Homes and Patriot Homes.

When lumber futures prices decreased by 52 percent during the summer months, KCHBA worked hard to educate consumers and others about why the prices paid by builders since late May have declined by a fraction of that impact. The disconnect - which has always existed - is inherent to the lumber supply chain and choices that must be made at each stage.

KCHBA By the Numbers • The KCHBA has about 775 members including builders, associates and affiliates. • We have recorded over 5,368 single family permits through October from 60 localities.

Tommy Bickimer, President of Bickimer Homes and 2022 KCHBA president, along with Lindsay Hicks of Habitat for Humanity KC, participated in a virtual home building supply chain roundtable on Aug. 3, hosted by Sens. Jerry Moran and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) with Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo.

• The Parade of Homes continues to be the premiere new home marketing event in Kansas City – and the second largest in the country. The Spring Parade had 255 homes built by 98 builder members and the Fall Parade had 250 new homes by 88 builder members.

“When the price of a new home increases by $1,000, 1,238 Kansas City area families are priced out of the market. So the stakes are high,” said Bickimer during that roundtable discussion.

• 50 networking and education events were enjoyed by more than 1,100 participants. Some of the more popular events were the economic forecast breakfast, the golf tournament and the Parade award celebrations.

But the KCHBA team wasn’t just focusing on lumber this year. The KCHBA membership was represented in more than 170 meetings and community events with candidates and elected officials at all levels of government, municipal staff as well as community leaders to discuss and provide insight on issues that affect the residential construction industry.

• The Home Builders Charitable Foundation supported 25 organizations by donating $63,000 in 2021.

Here are some more highlights from 2021: “The HBA party bus checked off the three boxes I look for when going to any event: I learned a lot, I met people I typically wouldn’t, and I had fun,” said Kevin Jones of Bravas. “We rarely get a chance to all get together as an industry without being pitched to and truly spend some time appreciating the work we’ve all collectively done in the KC area. Already looking forward to next year.”

One in ’21 Campaign This year, KCHBA participated in NAHB’s “One in ‘21” campaign, asking each current member to bring in one new member to strengthen the industry’s voice. KCHBA is pleased to announce that the association welcomed 22 new members based on referrals in 2021. An additional 21 companies joined the KCHBA this year. Welcome to the KCHBA!

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KCHBA Supports the Industry in 2021 Continued from page 5 The KCHBA also introduced a new benefit for builders and remodelers this year: Over 70 percent of members who participated last year received more in rebates than they paid in annual dues to their HBA. “I participated in the rebate program for the first time in the first quarter 2021,” said Sarah St. Peter of PCDI Homes. “I only had three homes close in that period and still received rebates totaling $2,036.00. It took me a total of 45 minutes to complete the rebate forms online. Honestly, I would have been happy with $500, so to see over $2,000 is amazing!” GrowthZone The KCHBA transitioned to a new association management software system called GrowthZone and away from BuilderFusion. GrowthZone offers new ways to view members-only content, register and pay for events online, access vital resources, recruit new employees and share your contact information with other members for networking. Staff and members report positive feedback on the move!

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rior to KCHBA’s Inaugural Celebration on Dec. 8, KCHBA’s Professional Women in Building held its first annual holiday social and leadership transition ceremony at the Loews Hotel. Thank you to the 2021 PWB Leadership Committee, who oversaw PWB during its inaugural year and NAHB chartership. This group consists of Angie Beerup, Angie Ripley, Christine Hawkins, Sara Jo De La Isla and Beth Smith.


The following PWB members were the honorees of the first ever KCPWB Awards: Noray Hardy (Sisterhood Award), Natalie Hill (Member of the Year), April Trout (Engagement Champion), Mara Proctor (Guts and Grit), Christine Hawkins (Mountain Mover), Josie Kaderly (Difference Maker) and Heather Butler (Ultimate Team Player). Congratulations!

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A Time to Celebrate: Inaugural 2021


CHBA members gathered at the Loews Hotel in downtown Kansas City on Dec. 8 for the 2021 Inaugural celebration and dinner. KCHBA is happy to welcome Tommy Bickimer of Bickimer Homes as the 2022 KCHBA president. Thank you to Bruce and Toni Rieke of B.L. Rieke Custom Home Builders for serving as hosts for the evening and to the Suburbans for providing the live music. Congratulations to the following 2021 award winners, earned for their outstanding leadership and service to the homebuilding industry. • Bob Boillier Sales and Marketing Award: Angie Ripley, Engel and Völkers • Fred J. Geier Associate of the Year: Mike Bryant, Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling • Next Generation Builder Award: Mike Powell, Be Home LLC

Left: Jerry Konter is the Founder and President of Konter Quality Homes, based in Savannah, Ga. Konter will become the 2022 NAHB Chairman at the International Builders’ Show in February. KCHBA was happy to welcome Jerry and his wife Marcy to Kansas City.

• Builder Hall of Fame Award: Saul Ellis, Saul Ellis and Company, Inc. Head to KCHBA’s Facebook to view more event photos.



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Jan Burchett Retires from NARI after 27 Years Jan Burchett has been with the Kansas City chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) for over 27 years. Jan’s dedication as Executive Directory has won her many recognitions over the years, most recently NARI’s Mary Busey Harris CAE Professionalism Award in June of this year. This award recognizes NARI members that have shown exceptional leadership and dedication to promote NARI on a local level. The KCHBA would like to wish Jan well as she transitions into retirement. Congratulations Jan!

First Federal Partners with Veterans Community Project

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In November, North American Savings Bank (NASB) donated $50k as presenting sponsor of Veterans Community Project (VCP) Annual House Party in support of their efforts to end veteran Pictured: Mandy Thomas, NASB CEO Paul Thomas and VCP President Jason homelessness. In addition, Kander attend VCP’s House Party at they donated winter coats Union Station on Nov. 5. and accessories for the veterans. NASB has been a community partner of VCP since its inception in 2016. In addition to this year’s sponsorship, NASB associates from the Commercial and Construction Real Estate Lending and Credit Teams led by VP of Commercial Real Estate Lending Jeff Wagner volunteered with VCP repairing veteran homes.

Congratulations on Retirement: Keith Fenwick The KCHBA would like to congratulate Keith Fenwick on his retirement! Keith started his career in banking in 1985. He has been with First Federal Bank of Kansas City since May 2013, currently serving as the Vice President - Director of Construction Lending. Thank you for your years of supporting the KCHBA and enjoy your retirement, Keith!

Homes by Chris’ Home for the Holidays Event Raises $100,000 for Rebuilding Together KC Homes by Chris hosted its first Home for the Holidays Event Nov. 26-28 and Dec. 3-5. Homes by Chris created a woodland theme wonderland in the home at 5743 N Revere, located in the Forest Ridge Estates subdivision. Attendees purchased tickets to view the home, with ticket proceeds and trade donations benefitting Rebuilding Together Kansas City. Rebuilding Together KC is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting low-income families with home maintenance and repairs through labor and material donations. Go to for a full list of donors who made this generous contribution possible.


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5G: Not going the last mile in multifamily communities


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Like any wireless technology, 5G uses radio signals to send data and information back and forth through the air. And, just like any radio signal, 5G signals become weaker as they travel further away from their transmitter. In fact, the high-density characteristics of 5G waves cause them to dissipate quickly. What’s worse is that the signal breaks down even further when it hits solid walls, Low-E glass, building materials like concrete or steel, or even environmental landscapes like dense foliage.

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KCMO Building Official Greg Franzen Retires


CHBA members had a great meeting with the with Kansas City, Mo., planning department last month. The meeting was the last one that longtime building official Greg Franzen will attend. Franzen retired shortly thereafter. Congratulations, Greg! It’s been great working with you!

5G: Not going the last mile Continued from page 11

technology. If a building has indoor coverage problems with earlier cellular systems (2G, 3G, 4G), 5G won’t perform differently. Due to these types of interference issues, property owners won’t find outdoor, over-the-air 5G networks to be reliable solutions for providing service or connectivity inside their buildings. If a community doesn’t have a managed WiFi system inside its walls, residents may find staying connected while using their phones or smart devices difficult. As they roam from outdoor spaces back inside their apartments, they will likely run into signal drops. These lapses in coverage will be glaringly obvious (and frustrating) for anyone streaming content or making video calls as they move around. For the time being, it seems, WiFi will continue to be the primary indoor solution for transmitting data and voice.

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Residential Permits Surpass 2020’s Total With 690 single-family residential permits issued during October, the total for 2021 stands at 5,368, which is two units more than were issued during the entirety of 2020, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (KCHBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. Comparing the first 10 months of each year, 2021 has registered a 19 percent increase over 2020.

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Nationally, single-family housing starts decreased 4 percent nationwide during October (but up 17 percent year-to-date), according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). “The Kansas City homebuilding market is unique in many ways so the fact that we aren’t following the national trend in October isn’t necessarily surprising,” said KCHBA Executive Vice President Will Ruder. “Our permit numbers are higher than last years and we believe the industry will end 2021 in a strong way.”

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Most of the eight counties in the metro are reporting an increase in permits issued during 2021 with an overall increase of 35 percent in the Missouri counties and 12 percent on the Kansas side. Overall, Kansas City remains the highest permitting locality, with most of its 796 single-family permits issued in Clay County. The busiest five cities so far this year are rounded out by Lee’s Summit, Olathe, Overland Park and Lenexa.

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34 1 0 77 44 49 211 0 0 607 537 72 0 157 176 0 1965

0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 154

34 1 0 109 44 49 211 0 0 729 537 72 0 157 176 0 2119

October 2021

Single MultiS-F M-F Total Family Family Total Units Units Units % Units^ Units Units YTD YTD YTD LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 18 0 107 0 18 107 Lansing 0 0 0 0 0 0 Leav. County 7 0 106 10 7 116 Leavenworth 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tonganoxie 0 0 48 0 0 48 25 0 25 261 10 271 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs Edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Co MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill Totals

0 0 15 15

0 0 0 0

0 0 15 15

0 0 116 116

0 0 0 0

0 0 116 116

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

40 0 0 6 58 104

0 0 0 0 0 0

40 0 0 6 58 104







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

2014 287 216 362 439 385 364 375 352 383 468 312 328 4,271

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 2021 234 355 411 234 475 493 357 438 560 411 434 637 391 374 579 387 421 558 471 493 480 429 444 502 396 557 458 500 510 690 410 404 434 461








Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date

2014 - 2021 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

S-F Units 3631 3908 4748 5227 5043 3810 4501 5368

M-F Units 3246 2970 3543 1903 3229 2427 2155 658

Total Units 6877 6878 8291 7130 8272 6237 6656 6026

^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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