June 2015 Building Business News

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June 2015

Chip & Joanna Returning to the 2016 Home Show JOCO Wastewater Update – Page 4 OSHA Confined Spaces Rule – Page 7 On-site Construction 101 – Page 10 Plans for Fall Parade – Page 12

The College Basketball Experience was a fun location for the American Dream Awards celebration. See pages 16-17 for award winners and photos.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is delighted to announce that Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper will return to the 2016 Greater Kansas City Home Show. In responding to the KCHBA’s request to appear again at the home show, the Gaines’ agent replied that even though the popular couple is cutting back on public appearances, they would return to the KCHBA show because they enjoyed the event and the city tremendously. In fact, Chip Gaines recently remarked that if he didn’t live in Texas he would like to live in Kansas City! Chip and Joanna drew huge crowds to the 2015 show and the KCHBA is prepared for an even larger audience at the show next spring. The current floorplan for the 2016 show calls for increased seating near the stage and large video screens behind the

screen so that the audience will have an up close view of the speakers. Booth sales are underway for the home show— companies interested in reserving a prime location are urged to contact the KCHBA promptly as the floor is expected to sell out. The KCHBA has sponsored this Kansas City spring tradition since 1948. The 2016 Greater Kansas City Home Show will be held at Bartle Hall March 18th through 20th, with Chip and Joanna currently scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday of the event.


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June Calendar June 2 Olathe Roundtable Discussion June 11 Sales & Marketing Council Meeting June 11 Associates Council Meeting June 16 Mortgage Disclosure (TILA-RESPA) Panel Discussion June 17 Golf Tournament June 18 Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit Class June 19 HBA Royals Night June 25 On-site Construction 101

More than 200 volunteers made their way to the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation on April 11 for the annual Skilled Trades Work Day. One of the many projects completed was the construction of a new BMX Program Center. The framework for the new BMX structure may look familiar. That’s because it was on display from March 20-22 at the Greater Kansas City Home Show. The aptly named “Scout Shack” was constructed in the HBA Build Zone inside Bartle Hall by Homes by Chris. The framework was then donated and transported to the Bartle Reservation a few days later. The Heart of America Boy Scouts are expressing special thanks to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, Homes by Chris and McCray Lumber for their latest camp addition.

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Let KCHBA Help You Understand the New Home Closing Rules As reported last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will institute new rules on August 1 regarding disclosures under the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act that will affect all home builders, particularly those with a real estate lending arm. The KCHBA will host a panel discussion on June 16th to help members be prepared to navigate these changes with the least amount of disruption to the sales and closing process. The program will begin at 10 am and includes lunch.

Please contact the HBA at 816-942-8800 to register for this informative event.

Under the new rule, the biggest change is that the Closing Disclosure must be provided to the consumer a full three days prior to the closing, and if there are changes during that 72-hour period, the closing could be delayed. Currently, the HUD-1 Settlement Statement can be presented to the buyer on the day of closing and any changes to the statement can take place during the loan closing. In addition, the Loan Estimate must be delivered to the prospective buyer no later than three business days after receiving the application.

What Do These Changes Mean? Under the new procedures as a result of the Dodd Frank Act, four documents will be merged into two. The Good Faith Estimate and Truth in Lending disclosures will be eliminated and combined into a new single Loan Estimate form, or “LE.” In addition, the final Truth in Lending Disclosure and HUD-1 Settlement Statement are being replaced by the Closing Disclosure, or “CD.”

Changes Aimed at Helping Consumers These new rules are intended to streamline the loan application process and make it easier for consumers to understand by clearly spelling out the most

June Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit: Fire Blocking & Draft Stopping

relevant details all on one page – the interest rate of the mortgage loan, the amount of the monthly payments and a listing of all the closing costs. For consumers applying for adjustable rate mortgages, the documents will explain how their interest rate and future monthly payments could change based on certain factors. NAHB Resources to Explain the Changes You can visit nahb.org and access the following: FAQ on the new lending rules. Matrix detailing changes to the new lending rules. NAHB fact sheet to learn how builders can prepare for these changes.

A Professional Concrete Flatwork Company Affordable, Upfont Pricing High-Quality Flatwork Exceptional Customer Service Professionally Trained Staff Serving Kansas and Missouri The KCHBA’s June code credit class will be held on June 18 at 11 am. The topic will be fireblocking: installed to retard the migration of fire from concealed vertical spaces to concealed horizontal spaces, fireblocking serves as the primary method of preventing the rapid spread of fire in areas not easily viewed. The instructor, Russ Thornburg, is an experienced framer and building inspector who will explain the code’s requirements and

provide illustrations of properly and improperly installed fireblocking. The class will earn 2 hours of A, B, C and DW code credit. Contact Tricia (tricia@kchba.org or 816-733-2241) for registration. Thank you to Bovard Insurance Group, the KCHBA 2015 education sponsor. The accompanying photo is May’s class, which covered roof trusses with instructor Dave Utterback.

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U.S. House and Senate Working to Prohibit “Waters of the U.S.” Regulation The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) are moving forward to finalize a regulation that would greatly expand the federal government’s role in regulating the nation’s waters to include ditches, prairie potholes and other areas. The Environmental Protection Agency announced its final rule expanding the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act on May 27. How parties define these “waters of the U.S.” has been debated or years. The EPA and Army Corps’ rule could result in developers needing to obtain wetland permits costing upwards of $270,000. The U.S. House of Representatives, however, recently passed H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act. H.R. 1732 would require the EPA and Army Corps to withdraw their regulation and repurpose a different rule with more outreach, oversight and transparency in place. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan) is a sponsor of Senate bill S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. This Act, similar to House bill H.R. 1732, would force the EPA and Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, go back and consult with state and local governments, conduct meaningful discussions with small business stakeholders, and produce an accurate cost-benefit analysis. The agencies could then re-propose an updated rule. In addition the Senate bill would provide guidance on how to identify a jurisdictional water. NAHB testimony on this matter has pointed out that the current Continued on page 13

JOCO Wastewater to Begin Enforcing Inflow Prevention Provision After 18 months of meetings and exchanges of views between KCHBA representatives and staff of Johnson County Wastewater (JCW), JCW has announced that they will begin enforcing an inflow prevention provision within the Code of Regulations for Sanitary Sewer beginning June 1, 2015. JCW will send the notice quoted below to all builders with emails on file with their Permit Group. It will also be posted on the JCW Residential Permit webpage and at the JCW Permit Counter.

The notice which will be sent to builders on file with JCW reads as follows:

tary Sewer Use Code’s policy concerning surface and groundwater connections are:

• Floor drains connected to the sanitar sewer shall be a minimum of 3 feet away from a sump and shall not be recessed with sump pits.

• Ground and stormwater from a sump can overload the sanitary sewer system and increase the risk of raw sewage backups into buildings connected to the sewer system and the environmental risk of raw sewage overflows into area streams.

• Floor drains installed for the sole purpose of receiving ground water or stormwater from sump pits are strictly prohibited. • As applicable, sump pit and floor drain installations will be inspected by JCW before final acceptance of the service line connection.

The following condition will be included on permits starting June 1, 2015:

• Code tickets will be issued and additional JCW permits will not be issued until nonconforming connections are corrected.

“Floor drains shall not be installed for the purpose of accepting flow from a sump pit. The floor drain required for HVAC service, etc. shall be located a minimum of 3 feet away from the sump. JCW inspection of the completed sump, floor drain and floor installation is required for final approval of the connection.” Permit holders will be directed to this condition when they sign the permit. The confirmation inspection will be performed with the plug removal (or roof-on) inspection after the floor is poured.

The primary drivers behind JCW’s strict adherence to the Johnson County Sani-

• JCW has spent over $12 million removing inflow sources that includes this type of illegal connection. • The cost to treat ground and stormwater and removing these types of I/I sources is ultimately passed to our customers in the form of higher rate increases. The KCBHA appreciates the time and effort that members invested in this process. For further information, please contact Tricia at tricia@kchba.org.

HBA Night at the K June 19

JCW’s decision to inspect construction sites for the placement of sump pumps and drains is based on the Johnson County 2002 Sanitary Sewer Use Code which provides that “No person shall make connection, either directly or indirectly, of roof down spouts, interior or exterior foundation or footing drains, areaway drains, crawl space drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which is connected to a public sanitary sewer or to a public sanitary sewer directly . . ..”

Thanks to a great line-up of sponsors: Bank of Blue Valley, Jack Baker, Construction & Planning Services, Eastern Jackson County Builders, K&E Flatwork, Missouri Gas Energy, Mize Houser & Co., ProBuild, Progressive Environmental & Safety, ProSource Kansas City and Secured Title. Over 300 HBA members and guests will be Forever Royal on June 19 at HBA’s annual Night at the K. Please meet in the HBA section of the stands for pre-game mingling while enjoying Buck Night. We feel it is a good omen for the HBA to attend a Royals game in June – look how last season turned out! 4


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New Members Introduced to the KCHBA KCHBA officers, long-time members and staff welcomed Scott Davis of Brookfield Residential; Darrell Chambers and Kristi Johnson-Ware with Central Bank of the Midwest; Tony Robbins of Owen Lumber and Kim Olson of Execustay with a New Member Coffee/ Orientation on May 7th. Future New Member events are sched-

uled for August 6 and November 19. The orientation sessions include a review of KCHBA activities, introductions to staff members and their roles and a chance for current members to share their HBA experiences with representatives of companies which have recently joined the KCHBA or are new employees of member companies.

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KCMO Weighs Requiring Energy Use Reporting The Board of Directors of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City voted at their May 19 meeting to oppose a measure which was considered by the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday, May 21. Ordinance No. 150299 would require the owners of many commercial and multi-family buildings to measure and “submit the total energy and water consumed for any property” (inside and outside). Some multifamily and condominiums that meet criteria identified in the proposed ordinance would be included in this regulation. Fines for lack of compliance are currently set at a maximum of $2,000 annually. Detailed, annual, electronic form reporting will include:

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a. Weather Normalized Site & Source Energy Use Intensity (Site EUI & Source EUI); b. Direct & Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions; c. Indoor & Outdoor Water Use; d. The ENERGY STAR score, if available; and e. Data Accuracy. The consensus of the HBA Board members is that this mandate is an unnecessary intrusion into property owners’ businesses and would be a competitive disadvantage to development and building in Kansas City, Missouri as compared to other local municipalities. At their May 21 meeting, the City Council decided to study the proposal further and to gather more input before making a final decision. At the time of this writing, it is not known when the measure will return to the agenda. 6

KCMO Addressing Premature Asphalt Failures The Kansas City, Missouri Public Works Department has been dealing with premature pavement failures for several years. These pavements have shown signs of extensive base failures, including alligator cracking and pumping, as well as water damage from subsurface water. The expected life expectancy for asphalt pavements on residential streets is 20 to 30 years without major rehabilitation; however, KCMO is experiencing failures much sooner in many cases. Many of these pavement failures are caused by the poor soil conditions of the subgrade. To provide a more stable base for the pavements, a 6” aggregate base has been proposed to be installed under all street pavements. Other metropolitan cities (Liberty, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs) have similar pavement base requirements in their roadway construction standards. It is likely that the Kansas City, Missouri City Council will approve this 6” aggregate base requirement with an implementation date of July 1, 2015. This would impact new submittals for street projects. The KCHBA has estimated that the new standard could add as much as $1500 to the cost of each lot. The city recognizes that the costs of aggregate base are not insignificant but projects that the potential for reduced maintenance costs over the life of the pavement is significant.


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OSHA Seeks to Protect Construction Workers in Confined Spaces On May 4, OSHA issued a final rule covering workers who enter confined spaces in construction. Confined spaces are work areas that are not designed for continuous occupancy and may be difficult to exit in the event of an emergency. In home building, some of these may include manholes, sewer systems, crawlspaces and attics.

In general, the new rule requires employers to: • Evaluate the jobsite to identify confined spaces • Develop a written program and permitting system for permit-required confined spaces • Control physical hazards and conduct monitoring for atmospheric hazards in confined spaces that are permit required • Provide training for confined space entrants, attendants, supervisors and emergency duties. In addition, home builders who hire trade contractors (i.e., subcontractors) to do work in a confined space may also have responsibilities under the new standard. Builders, or controlling contractors as OSHA labels them, must discuss permit required confined spaces on the site and their hazards with employers who must enter permit required spaces, as well as each other before and after entering the space. The new rule takes effect August 3, 2015. For more information and a copy of the rule, visit OSHA’s confined space website: www.osha.gov/confinedspaces.

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KCHBA Addresses Labor Shortage Issue A group of KCHBA members have held several meetings to discuss issues related to labor shortages in the home building industry. Members of the Labor Shortage Task Force, including Kevin Kirtley, K&E Flatwork, Richard Holtcamp, Bank of Blue Valley, and Jerry Ratway, Weber Flooring, met with 40 students from the Cass Career Center the opening day of the Greater Kansas City Home Show at Bartle Hall (shown above). Members discussed how they got started in the industry, where the greatest labor needs exist, what employers are looking for and the long-term growth potential

in residential construction. The students were primarily high school seniors. After a great discussion, the students toured the Home Show to better understand the depth of the industry. During April, the task force met to decide on future activities that would be useful to the industry. The group decided that a compilation of workforce development agencies, community colleges and other sources of potential employees would be a valuable resource for KCHBA members. KCHBA staff have collected this information and it has been posted to the website, kchba.org.

Community Associations Home to More than 20% of Americans The number of community associations in the United States grew from 10,000 in 1970 and 222,500 in 2000 to 333,600 in 2014, according to a new report published by Community Association Institute (CAI). While final 2015 data is not yet available, CAI estimates the year will end with between 336,000 and 338,000 associations. An estimated 66.7 million Americans—20.7 percent of the U.S. population in 2014—lived in common-interest communities, including homeowners associations, condominium communities and cooperatives, according to CAI’s National and State Statistical Review for 2014. Homeowners associations account for 51 to 55 percent of the 333,600

associations, with condominiums representing 42 to 45 percent and cooperatives 3 to 4 percent. States with the most associations are Florida (47,100), California (43,300), Texas (19,400) and Illinois (18,150). The report states that Missouri has an estimated 5,300 associations with 880,000 residents. Kansas has between 1,000 and 2,000 community associations. “Community associations are an increasingly vital segment of the U.S. housing market—and are increasingly desired by smart homebuyers,” says CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. “Not only do they provide options, Continued on page 13 9


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Sponsors Vital to HBA Activities The KCHBA is pleased to announce sponsor commitments for upcoming events: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will be the presenting sponsor for both the Golf Tournament (June 17) and the Clay Shoot on October 16 and Stewart Title will continue their sponsorship of Spring and Fall Parades through 2016. The involvement and support from these partners is greatly appreciated.

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Participants at the September Home Construction event. Participants at the September Home101 Construction 101 event.

The second half of 2015 offers many opportunities to be involved in HBA activities:

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Golf Tournament – Hole sponsors (a very limited number remain) and special contests such as hole-in-one, putting challenge and longest drive Clay Shoot – Station sponsors Artisan Tour – Bag sponsor: this sponsor’s logo will be printed on a give-away bag which will be given to each person purchasing a ticket for this event. Inaugural – Sponsor details can be customized in a variety of ways. Greater Kansas City Home Show – In addition to overall presenting sponsor, opportunities are available for lanyard, ticket, bag and other sponsorships.

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Contact Dawn Allen (dawn@kchba.org) for information on these events or for those to be held in early 2016 such as IBS Hospitality.

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Kelcee Schlotzhauer, HBA staff; Karen Lott, 2-10 Home Builders Warranty; Jerry Ratway, Weber Carpet; Tricia French, HBA staff; Lynn Leet, Kansas Gas Service; Marci Herrold and Robert Whitebread, Secured Title of Kansas City prepared delicious snacks for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House on Cherry St..

KCHBA Associates Serve at the Ronald McDonald House Members of the Associates Council prepared snacks for guests of the Ronald McDonald House on May 21st. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City is the designated charity for the Artisan Home Tour to be held September 12th through the 20th. A portion of tour ticket sales will benefit this highly regarded Kansas City nonprofit organization. In conjunction with this program, KCHBA members are providing meals and snacks for house guests on a regular basis. The KCHBA will also participate in “Keys to the House that Love Built�

program. This fundraiser provides a way for you to dispose of all those old keys stored in drawers and boxes in the closet. Bring loose keys to the KCBHA and they will be donated to the Ronald McDonald house for metal recycling. It is an easy way to aid the program that has given so much support to families when they most need it.

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Fall Parade to Offer Many Opportunities Even though summer is just beginning, the KCHBA is working on the 68th annual Fall Parade of Homes to be held October 3rd through the 18th. Builders will soon begin entering homes in the parade, with the early bird deadline of June 26th and regular deadline of July 17th. In addition to a parade entry, builders can enter their homes in two contests: Pick of the Parade and Distinctive Plan & Design. Judged by out-of-town building professionals, these contests offer increased media exposure and consumer traffic. Builders are encouraged to enter the Fall parade contests and benefit from the attention consumers give to winning entries. Another benefit of a contest entry is the constructive comments and evaluations from the judges’ scoring sheets. Join the winners (see pages 15-17) that were announced at the Spring awards celebration! Winning homes are listed in the Kansas City Star, other local news publications, social media and in the Spring 2016 Parade guide. Contest entries are due by August 7 (early rate) or August 21 (late deadline rate). Parade guide advertisers are able to showcase their businesses and products to a huge targeted audience. Over 20,000 parade guides are distributed each fall and spring to consumers specifically interested in homes and home-related products. Don’t miss your opportunity to get your message across to thousands of potential buyers. Contact Gina Battle 816-733-2219 or gina@kchba.org for more details on both contest entries and Parade guide advertising.


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Community Associations Home to More than 20% of Americans

KCHBA Builder Members Make the Lists

Continued from page 9 alternatives, facilities and amenities that most Americans could not otherwise enjoy, they protect property values by preserving the nature and character of the communities.”

Professional Builder magazine recently released its list of Housing Giants and several local home builders are included in the rankings: James Engle Custom Homes appears at #159 with Summit Custom Homes close by at #161. Rodrock Homes makes the list at #189 and Don Julian Builders/New Mark

National surveys have repeatedly shown that overwhelming majorities of residents in associations are satisfied in their communities. A national survey conducted in early 2014 by Public Opinion Strategies found that 90% of residents rate their overall community association experience as positive (64%) or neutral (26%). Two of the most often mentioned benefits of community associations are providing amenities (pools, golf courses, nature trails and more) that individual homeowners would not be able to afford. And, especially important to many people, the association can help build a sense of community and belonging.

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“Waters of the U.S.” Regulation Continued from page 5 proposed rule would trigger additional expensive and time-consuming permitting and regulatory requirements for home building and other industries that would harm job and economic growth and increase housing costs. NAHB Chairman Tom Woods issued the following statement opposing the rule and urging Congress to provide a legislative fix: “EPA’s final water rule will needlessly raise housing costs and add more regulatory burdens to landowners and industries that rely on a functioning per-

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mitting process to spur job and economic growth. The rule significantly expands the definition of a tributary to include any dry land feature that flows only after a heavy rainfall. Such federal overreach goes well beyond congressional intent and the limits of jurisdiction set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court. Regrettably, as a result of these overly broad definitions, this rule will soon wind up in the courts yet again. Ultimately, today’s rule underscores the role that Congress must play in defining the limits of the Clean Water Act.” 13

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Meet the Artisan Builders The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City will present the area’s first Artisan Home Tour this fall, September 12-20. Showcasing eleven of Kansas City’s finest custom home builders and their one-of-akind homes, the tour will be a ticketed activity benefitting the event’s charitable partner, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Kansas City. The KCHBA is proud to partner with Kansas Gas Service, Country Club Bank and the presenting sponsor, Ferguson for this exciting addition to the KCHBA’s parade of homes family.

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Covenant Custom Homes: built on tradition, growing through innovation Covenant Custom Homes is a premier “boutique” builder specializing in the conceptualization, design and construction of high-end luxury residences. For more than two decades John Menghini, Sr. and son Michael have crafted some of Kansas City’s most unique homes. Because Covenant Custom Homes limits the number of its projects each year it is well positioned to provide the significant time and laser focus that each project demands. “Constructing luxury custom homes

Advertise in the Artisan Home Tour Guide Book The Artisan Home Tour, Sept. 12-20, will feature eleven of Kansas City’s finest custom home builders and their one-of-a-kind homes and featured products. Promote your business, products, services and home communities to thousands of potential buyers in the Artisan Home Tour guide book, a luxurious 10x12 magazine full of beautiful color photographs, with a shelf life that consumers will continue to reference. Contact the KCHBA at 816-942-8800 for more information.

Quality craftsmanship, functional creativity, and personal satisfaction are what you feel as you step into a Lambie Custom Home. Respected as one of the top builders in the Kansas City area, Lambie Custom Homes, Inc. has carved out a niche for itself in the highly competitive upper bracket homes market.

Michael Menghini requires an undying commitment to detail and craftsmanship” says company president Michael Menghini, who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Dayton. But he adds “building lasting relationships with our clients is even more of a challenge.” My father instilled in me and everyone at Covenant Custom Homes “that before you can build someone’s home you have to first build their trust, and trust only comes through personal integrity and professionalism at every step.” Covenant Custom Homes has built a reputation on layering level upon level of architectural and design details in every custom home they build. Constructing beautiful homes with outstanding functionality is their passion. Based in Johnson County, Covenant Custom Homes also works as developers of subdivisions in which they build.

Award-winning Master Builder Jim Lambie is a true visionary; a creative thinker; a strategist; a craftsman; an artist; and a respected leader in the development of custom homes in the area. He learned his craft early, building his first “custom” home out of boxes and scrap materials at the age of 12. He supported himself throughout his college days at Kansas State University by working as a trim carpenter, then started his own company, Lambie Construction Company Inc., specializing in remodeling work, trim carpentry and new homes after he earned his degree in Construction Science. Over the ensuing years, Lambie’s vision, talent, and reputation flourished. His original company transitioned into Jim Lambie Homes; then later to Lambie-Geer Homes and in 2008 the company officially became known as Lambie Custom Homes. A true craftsman, home building suits his technical side as well as his passion for creativity. “I really do enjoy drawing plans and coming up with new ideas,” he said. “I can look at a property and instantly envision what I can do with it.” 14

Jim Lambie Lambie typically draws out the plans first before sending them on to the architect for further enhancements. Lambie Custom Homes, Inc. is a family-oriented business. His wife Diane oversees the daily office activities and she is joined by several long standing employees that have helped the company flourish. “My son Steve has been with us since he was 14, working in the summer for extra money to now being one of my best project managers and will carry on the tradition of the business once I retire,” added Lambie. A respected member of the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association, he has won numerous awards locally and nationally. Lambie Custom Homes, Inc. is not just a business for him. It is a lifestyle, one dedicated to bringing each and every client the lifestyle they envision for themselves as they begin the process of building not just a home, but a dream-come-true. “This is what I do and I love it,” he smiled.


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American Dream Awards Celebrated at a Festive New Venue Shawn Siebert, Jim Fitzsimmons and John Kelly, all of Kenny’s Tile with John Shilt and Brandy White of John Shilt Homes. Dwight Fridley Building Company won a Grand Award for their entry at The Woods of Maple Hills

Don Julian and guests enjoying the unique setting of the College Basketball Experience. Don Julian Builders’ entries at The Enclave at Lakewood Pointe and Mission Reserve earned awards Mark Mather, KCHBA 2015 President with Jack Baker and Clay Miller of Bovard Insurance Group

Dreams & Design Building had winning entries at Oaks of Edgewood and Ridgestone Meadows

JFE Construction with winning entries at Canyon Creek by the Lake and Woodland Trails 16

More than 300 guests were greeted by a pep band and basketball excitement as home builders were presented with the 2015 American Dream Awards at the HBA’s Spring Awards Ceremony held at The College Basketball Experience at the Sprint Center. Each spring local home builders compete for top honors in the awards competition held in conjunction with the Spring Parade of Homes. The 53rd annual Parade provided consumers the opportunity to visit 340 new homes throughout metropolitan Kansas City during the 16-day, three-weekend event that opened April 25 and continued through May 10. Builders reported heavy traffic throughout the Parade with many serious buyers eager to settle into a new home. The American Dream Awards are the premier honor for new home construction in the Greater Kansas City region. Builders’ entries were rigorously judged on architectural design, construction techniques, craftsmanship and selection of materials. Homes competed in categories based on price range and were judged by teams made up of industry professionals from across the United States.


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Justin Pfeifer of Pfeifer Homes, Parade Committee Co-chair with Bob Regnier of Bank of Blue Valley The College Basketball Experience added a special touch of fun to the evening.

Jason and Melissa Strom, Kinsy Doeplinger and Mike O’Hara of A+ Insulation

Erin Schuerman, ES Photography and Mitch Benjamin, Hermes Landscaping

Jim Engle of James Engle Custom Homes accepting an award from Misty Hanson of Stewart Title. Stewart Title generously sponsors both the Fall and Spring Parade of Homes.

Members of the Shawnee Mission South Pep Band played guests into the College Basketball Experience.

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Wage Growth in the Home Building/Remodeling Industry From Eye on Housing, 4/24/15 Over the 2012-2014 period, rising job openings and employment in the residential construction industry have led to wage increases, with some occupations within the home building and remodeling sector experiencing wage growth at a rate twice the national average.

most positions in the residential building sector exceeded the U.S median annual wage of $35,540. The median wage in the residential construction sector was $39,000.

consists of builders of for-sale and owner/contractor built single-family and multifamily housing, as well as residential remodelers. The wage data presented in this post are for people working within the home building and remodeling sector, as opposed to data for these occupations across all sectors of the economy (i.e. the wage data for drywall installers are just for installers in home building, not in commercial construction).

The accompanying chart plots median wages for various occupations in the home building and remodeling sector.

Residential Building Industry Median Annual Wage $120,000 $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000

Annual wages are calculated, by the BLS, as the hourly wage paid on a 2,080 hour annual basis. Wages are measured on a gross pay basis, but certain bonuses and employer paid benefits are excluded.

$20,000 $-

Two-Year Percent Change in Annual Wages 2012 - 2014

It is also important to keep in mind these numbers are national medians, so local wages may differ. Additionally, changes in national median wages may reflect geographic changes in the concentration of building, with wages rising as high cost/high compensation areas experience growth. This compositional effect can complicate the tracking of wages over time. Future, expected changes in median age of workers will also affect median wages.

20.00% 18.00% 16.00% 14.00% 12.00% 10.00% 8.00% 6.00% 4.00% 2.00% 0.00%

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (OES) data and NAHB analysis, the 2014 median annual wage of

The OES survey defines employment as workers who can be classified as full- or part-time employees. The Residential Building Construction industry group 18

The second chart plots occupations within the home building and remodeling sector that experienced wage growth over the 2012-2014 period that exceeded the change of the industry median of 2.5%. Over the same two-year period, the U.S. median for all occupations grew at slightly lower rate: 2.27%. The largest gains were seen for some occupations that builders have noted as being in short supply. For example, access to roofers has been cited as a challenge in both NAHB surveys of builders and a separate Metrostudy/ Builder Magazine survey. According to the BLS OES data, median wages for roofers in the residential construction industry increased more than 15% over the 2012-2014 period. The occupation of drywall installers was cited as the third most challenging occupation for builders to contract with in the Metrostudy analysis. The BLS data indicates median wages for drywall and ceiling tile installers was up almost 14% over the 2012-2014 period. Solar energy property installations is heating up for housing, and the occupation class with the largest wage gains was solar photovoltaic installers, with an increase of more than 18% over the twoyear period. Rounding out occupation classes within the home building and remodeling sectors that experienced more than a 5% increase in median wages over the 20122014 period were sales positions (10%), pipelayers/plumbers (9%), design jobs (9%), equipment operators (8%), electricians (6%), and production jobs (5%). All of these occupations experienced at least twice the growth in median wages relative to the overall U.S. median wage.


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Member Anniversaries

Pride in everything we do – even in the work you don’t see.

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2010

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

Continental Title Company

Pacific Mutual Door & Window

Legacy Flooring Contractors

1974

2011

Dulaney Construction Company

Armstrong Cabinets Corporation

1978

2012

Tom French Construction, Inc.

D Three Framing Inc

1984

Dusty Dahmer Construction

O’Donnell & Sons Construction Co.

Murray Home Insulation LLC

1985

Northcraft Flooring & Granite

MarKirk Construction, Inc.

Design, LLC

1992

Sbisa Homes, Inc.

Ashner Construction Company, Inc.

Thermal King Windows

1999

2013

Stewart Title of Kansas City

Bill McCoy Real Estate Co. LLC

2001

Builder/Buyer Services Group

Atronic Alarms, Inc.

Clayco Electric

2002

Dan Moore Construction

KGH Building Group LLC

Douthit Frets Rouse Gentil & Rhodes

2003

Gaumats International LLC

Apex Engineers Inc.

Leisure Living LLC Four Seasons

2004

Sunrooms

C & M Builders, Inc.

Builders Overhead Door Service, Inc.

Haynes Equipment Co., Inc.

Engineered Systems Co.

Highland Park Builders LLC

Gregory Allen Enterprises, Inc.

National Bank of Kansas City

Honors Realty

Shaw Construction Inc.

Miami County Economic Development

2005

Missouri Propane Education and

Lumber One LLC

Research Council

Martens, Inc

Premier Promotions

Valley View State Bank

Prime Lending

2006

Rocktops Granite & Stone

K & E Flatwork LLC

Fabrication LLC

Tabernacle Homes LLC

Rodrock and Associates, Realtors LLC

2007

Royal Seamless Gutter & Siding Inc.

CrossFirst Bank

Universal Windows Direct of

Jim Larson Homes LLC

Kansas City

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US Bank

Park Ridge Homes, LLC.

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New Members H & H Custom Homes, LLC Grant Hartwig 14566 Granada Cir Leawood, KS 66224 (913) 486-3094

Craig Owsley Consulting, LLC Craig Owsley 18900 Hemphill Rd Tonganoxie, KS 66086 (913) 927-9684

Cort Lori Grewe Broeker 9111 Quivira Road Overland Park, KS 66215 (913) 888-0100

2-10 Home Builders Warranty Karen Lott 10375 E. Harvard Avenue Denver, CO 80231 (816) 501-6512 www.2-10.com

Central Bank of the Midwest Kristi Johnson-Ware PO Box 1400 Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 (816) 224-7289 www.centralbankmidwest.net

Amis Plastering Chris Amis 414 S 98th St. Edwardsville, KS 66111 (913) 433-1409 www.jocostucco.com

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This month’s tip is:

Financial Forecasting in Microsoft Excel

BuildingBusinessNews THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER KANSAS CITY June 2015 • Volume 21 • Issue 6 Copyright 2015

Published by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City 600 E 103 Street, Kansas City, MO 64131 (816) 942-8800 Executive Vice President Sara Corless Editor Marcia Jurgens Graphics Karla Peterie, Creative Services

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Home Building Holding Steady in 2015 The eight county Kansas City metropolitan area recorded 436 single family building permits during April, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,323 according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. This year-to-date total extends the gradually increasing building activity that began in 2013. Multi-family construction continues to grow throughout the metro area, with Overland Park permitting 344 new units in April. “Permit activity year-to-date is nearly indistinguishable from 2014 so far this year though builders seem to be seeing clearer signs that the economy is in a more positive position,” said Executive Vice President Sara Corless. “With home equity improving and continued low interest rates, prospective buyers are turning out in greater numbers to shop for a new home,” added Corless. Building activity has slowed in Johnson County, with a decrease of 51 permits issued county-wide in the first four months of the year as compared to 2014. Permits issued for new homes in the Clay County areas of Kansas City, on the other hand, have increased by 72—a 44% increase over the prior year. Johnson County does continue to lead the county activity with 35% of total permits issued in the eight county area. Kansas City, Missouri (Jackson, Clay and Platte counties) remains the top permitting city with 293, followed by Olathe with 164, Overland Park with 135, Lee’s Summit reporting 111 and Kansas City, Kansas/ Wyandotte County rounding out the top five with 57.

April 2015

Residential Building permit Statistics

Residential Building Permit Statistics CASS COUNTY Archie Belton Cass County Cleveland Drexel 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 Edgerton 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 Shawnee Spring Hill Westwood

Single Family Units^

M-F Units Sale%

M-F Units Rent

0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 8 5 0 19

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

3 0 0 75 6 0 3 2 0 0 89

ApRiL 2015

Total Units

S-F Units YTD

M-F Sale YTD

M-F Rent YTD

Total Units YTD

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

0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 8 5 0 19

2 6 8 1 0 0 4 1 12 1 11 18 3 67

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

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6

2 6 8 1 0 0 4 1 12 1 11 24 3 73

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 0 0 75 6 0 3 2 0 0 89

7 0 5 235 15 0 11 4 0 11 288

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 336 0 0 0 0 0 0 336

7 0 5 571 15 0 11 4 0 11 624

0 0 12 4 0 7 6 5 1 20 1 0 0 56

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

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

0 0 12 4 0 7 6 5 1 20 1 0 0 56

44 0 22 5 10 26 12 21 6 99 8 0 0 253

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

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 153 0 0 0 199

44 0 22 5 10 26 12 67 6 252 8 0 0 452

0 9 7 0 13 0 2 0 31

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 9 7 0 13 0 2 0 31

0 37 20 0 34 0 6 0 97

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

0 42 20 0 34 0 6 0 102

0 0 2 1 2 7 20 0 2 41 42 4 17 9 0 147

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

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 344 0 0 0 0 344

0 0 2 1 2 7 20 0 2 41 386 4 17 9 0 491

2 0 2 9 10 24 50 4 3 164 135 8 32 16 0 459

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

0 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 9 511 0 0 0 0 592

2 0 2 81 10 24 50 4 3 173 646 8 32 16 0 1051

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Single Family Units^ LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 19 Lansing 0 Leav. County 14 Leavenworth 4 Tonganoxie 1 38 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs Edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Co MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill

Totals

M-F Units Sale%

M-F Units Rent

Total Units

S-F Units YTD

M-F Sale YTD

M-F Rent YTD

Total Units YTD

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

19 0 14 4 1 38

30 5 27 5 9 76

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

30 5 27 5 9 76

0 0 44 44

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 44 44

3 1 57 61

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

3 1 57 61

1 10 0 0 1 12

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 10 0 0 1 12

4 12 0 0 6 22

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

4 12 0 0 6 22

436

0

344

780

1323

0

1138

2461

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

2008 221 262 353 441 231 260 311 293 264 314 167 115

2009 96 129 131 184 189 204 196 207 219 226 192 182

2010 137 145 252 228 213 239 180 243 173 279 173 209

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 235 260 392 436

Annual Total

3,232

2,155

2,471

2,301

3,299

4,090

4,271

1,323

All numbers shown in the box above are ACTUAL numbers.

Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date* 2008-2015 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

S-F Units 1277 540 762 601 917 1276 1304 1323

M-F Units

1080 23 55 212 121 1281 1159 1138

Total Units

2357 563 817 813 1038 2557 2463 2461

^The Single Family number is units and includes both attached and detached units. %Multi-Family units are in buildings with 5 or more units and are divided by sale/rent. # 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 2015 Home Builders Assoc of Greater Kansas City. All rights reserved.


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