Lincoln Business Builder (April 2024)

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Tuesday, April 9

5:45 p.m. Social | 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Country Club of Lincoln 3200 S. 24th Street

Cost: $20 for HBAL Members or $25 for Guests

Send your RSVP by March 29 to or call 402-423-4225. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. Cancelations must be received by April 2. No Shows will be billed. Looking for ways to

Published monthly by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln Vol. 61 No. 4 The LincoLn BUSineSS BUiLDeR
April 2024
HBAL’s Tribute to Youth with Guest Speaker Governor Jim Pillen
participate? We’d love to see you! Here are some ways you can get involved! • Tribute to Youth - April 9 • Construction Career Day - April 24 •
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See page
for a listing of homes on the Tour.
Weekend of April 20 & 21 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission: $5 for all 15 homes
2  Lincoln Business Builder Contents President’s Message 3 Calendar of Events 4 2024 Corporate Partners 4 Construction Career Day 5 Education Opportunities 6 HBAL Golf Tournament 7 Tribute to Youth 9 HBAL Member Spotlight 11 Soup 'r Chili Contest 12-13 Spring Parade of Homes 14 Tour of Remodeled Homes 15 Remodelers Council 16-17 March Board Report 18 A Construction CEO’s Perspective on LB 948 19 New Members 20 Renewals 21 Cancelations 21 Directory Changes 22 2024-2025 HBAL Membership Directory Advertising 23 Building Permits 24 April 2024, Vol. 61, No. 4 ✾ Multi Color Printing ✾ Full Color Envelopes ✾ Graphic Design ✾ Digital Black & White ✾ Wide Format Color ✾ Digital Color Copies ✾ Engineering Copies ✾ Crazy Fast Service 402.483.7575 3133 S. 7th St., Suite D Lincoln, NE 68502 From lots to loans, we have you covered. We will ensure you understand every step of the way from lot purchase to permanent financing. As the developer of the Wilderness Hills and Stone Bridge Creek neighborhoods, we encourage you to visit for current lot availability. Grant Carter Construction/Commercial RE Loans 8400 Maddox Drive, Lincoln 402-325-4851 Member FDIC 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C Lincoln, NE 68516 (402) 423-4225 • The Lincoln Business Builder is published 12 times per year by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln. The Lincoln Business Builder is sent to all members of the HBAL. The Home Builders Association does not accept responsibility for or endorse any statements or claims made by advertisers or authors of any articles.

Executive Committee

Beau Daffer, President

Jereme Montgomery, President Elect

Dan Loeck, 1st Vice President

Perry Haralson, 2nd Vice President

Lori Wellman, CKD, CGR, CAPS, Immediate Past President

Ryan Trausch, Secretary

Bob Bryant, Treasurer

Michaela Schwarten, Executive Vice President Directors

Jeremy Bishoff

Dave Chapin

Megan Dreyer

Matt Firestone

Andrew Hartman

Dave Lakin

Jeff Pankoke

Blake Pittack

Scott Schneider

Maria Semerad

Brett Sundberg

Tim Zeng

Remodelers Council

Jason Willet

Past Presidents

Jim Christo

Steve Fulton

Ward Fred Hoppe

Justin Johnson

Bo Jones

Matt Kinning

Mike Kinning

Dan Klein, Sr.

Mike May

Herb Reese

Roger Reynolds

Mike Rezac

Denny Van Horn

HBAL Staff

Michaela Schwarten, Jennie Korth, Laure Husmann

President’s Message

Beau Daffer, HBAL President

It seems a little weird to say spring is finally here as February felt more like spring than March. Nevertheless, it is spring, and it is time to get those exterior items and chores completed.

Congratulations to Lincoln Federal Savings Bank on winning the 2024 Soup ‘r Chili Contest. There were lots of amazing soups and chilis to sample and it was good to see so many members participate.

On April 9, we have our Tribute to Youth dinner. This is a great way to support the youth in our community who are entering our industry. Please plan to attend this event. Our guest speaker will be Governor Jim Pillen. Careers in Construction Day at Haymarket Park is coming up on April 24th from 10:00-2:00. This is another great way to support youth in the construction industry. The Spring Parade is right around the corner. We are excited to share 46 individual homes built by 36 members. Across all the homes you will find many unique features that have been worked on by our talented builders, designers, subcontractors and suppliers. Let’s get out there and support our builder members who have entered the Parade.

I will leave you with some words of encouragement:

“This is my command - Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
- Joshua 1:9
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Calendar of Events

Remodelers Roundtable

Apr. 3

Corporate Partners

Apr. 9

Apr. 11

HBAL • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 11:30 a.m. • Cost: $15 for lunch

Tribute to Youth Country Club of Lincoln

5:45 p.m. - Social, 6:30 p.m. - Dinner

Cost: $20 for HBAL Members

HOMEPAC & HBAL Board of Directors Meetings

HBAL • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 9:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Apr. 20-21 Tour of Remodeled Homes

Construction Career Day

Haymarket Park • Lot 19 (south lot)

Apr. 24

Apr. 30

403 Line Drive Circle

See page 5 for more info.

HBAL 101

HBAL • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 11:30 a.m. • Lunch is provided.

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5  Lincoln Business Builder Construction Career Day CONSTRUCTION CAREER DAY This Construction Career Day has been organized to introduce local students who have shown interest in construction to the exciting opportunities in our industry. By participating in the Career Day event, companies will be able to access potential new hires, tell students the real story of working in the industry and impact their career paths and futures. SPONSOR LEVELS EXHIBITOR/SPONSOR REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE PRINT) The event will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 10am to 2pm at Haymarket Park, 403 Line Drive Cr, Lot 19 (south parking lot) in Lincoln, Nebraska. Please submit this form no later than April 18, 2024. Company: Contact: Address: City: State: ZIP: Phone: Email: Trade: Note: We will not provide any electricity. Please plan accordingly. BUILD YOUR FUTURE, BUILD OUR NEBRASKA | | The goal of this event is to lead new potential construction industry candidates and incumbent workers to opportunities for training, job placement and rewarding careers in the construction industry. Please choose your method of payment: Enclosed is a check for $ Make Checks payable to HBAL Please email an invoice and link for online payment* to *Credit card payments will result in a non-refundable processing fee of 3% PAYMENT INFORMATION (DUE BY APRIL 18, 2024) Complete this form and return to: Home Builders Association of Lincoln 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C Lincoln, NE 68516 Platinum Partner Package. . . $350 Package includes: Company name and logo on platinum sponsor banner Individual sponsor recognition in Construction Career Day “Post event” newsletter 20ft x 20ft booth space in the parking lot. (If more space is needed, please notify us) Gold Partner Package. . . . . . . $100 Package includes: • Company name and logo on gold sponsor banner Individual sponsor recognition in Construction Career Day “Post event” newsletter Hosted by: In cooperation with: We are the construction industry dedicated to inform parents, teachers, and students about careers and opportunities in the construction industry. For more information on the Construction Career Day, please contact Jereme Montgomery at (402) 525-5535 or email Construction Career Day “Build Your Future, Build Our Nebraska” Wednesday, April 24, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Haymarket Park Lot 19 (south parking lot) 403 Line Drive Circle Hands-on Activities Construction Demonstrations Construction Career Booths
your business is interested in
this event, click the contract for the registration form
contact Jereme
402-525-5535 for more information. Click here to view highlights from 2023's Construction Career Day!
participating in
Montgomery at

HBAL 101

Learn how to maximize your membership.

HBAL 101 offers a quick but comprehensive look at membership benefits, programs and events. We invite you to join us for an informal presentation covering everything you need to know to make the most of your membership investment.

Tuesday, April 30

11:30 a.m.

HBAL Office

6100 S. 58th St. Ste. C

Cost: FREE (includes lunch)

RSVP by April 26 to 402-423-4225 or scan/click the QR code above.

Lead Paint Certification

Wednesday, April 24 HBAL Office | 6100 S. 58th St. Ste. C

Lead Paint Initial Course 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This class is for anyone who has not taken the initial course before or who has let their certification lapse.

Cost: $275 per person (includes meal)

Lead Paint Refresher Course 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This class is for anyone who has already taken the initial course and their certification renews after April 22, 2024.

Cost: $275 per person (includes meal)

Please email if you have questions or to register.

Nebraska Safety Council

Public Training Offerings

Nebraska Safety Council offers a wide variety of public courses; from OSHA 30-Hr Construction training to Emotional Wellbeing at the Workplace, there are trainings applicable for all employers.

Refer to the list below for upcoming course offerings or click here for a complete list.

• April 4: First Aid/CPR/AED Training

• April 8-9: OSHA 10-Hr General

• April 8-11: OSHA 30-Hr General

• April 12: Aerial Lift Safety

• April 19: Forklift Safety

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Scan the QR code
Call 402.483.2511
CEO Breakfast (purchase separately)
3 Keynote Speakers
Breakout Sessions
Harter is the primary researcher and author of the first largescale, multi-organization study to investigate the relationship between work-unit employee engagement and business results. He has authored the New York Times bestsellers 12: The Elements of Great Managing and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, and authored or coauthored more than 1,000 research studies on employee engagement and talent.
Awards Luncheon
Evening of Entertainment & Networking
7  Lincoln Business Builder HBAL Golf Tournament Sponsorship Registration Yes! would like to be a: q Exclusive Lunch Sponsor (limit one) $1,000 q Beverage Cart Sponsor (limit two) $500 q Range Ball Sponsor $500 q Ice Cream Sponsor $300 q Hole Sponsor $250 q 19th Hole Sponsor $250+ q Giveaway Sponsor Item: ___________________ Name: Company: E-mail: Total Amount Due: $ q Check enclosed Priority Tee-time Sponsorships or contributions of $250 or more qualify you for a priority tee-time before March 1. This contribution is in addition to the entry fee. q don’t play golf, but do want to support the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Enclosed is my tax-deductible contribution of $______. Sponsorships Lunch Sponsor (exclusive) $1,000 Hamburgers and hotdogs served throughout the day for all golfers Sponsor sign featuring company name at clubhouse Recognition on the Rules Sheet Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder Beverage Cart Sponsor (limit two sponsors) $500 Sponsor sign featuring company name on beverage carts Recognition on the Rules Sheet Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder Range Ball Sponsor* (limit one) $500 Opportunity to put your company banner and/or vehicle next to the driving range Recognition on the Rules Sheet Recognition in the Ice Cream Sponsor $300 Ice cream treats served throughout the day for all golfers Sponsor sign featuring company name at clubhouse Recognition in the Hole Sponsor $250 Sponsor sign featuring company name on designated hole Flag prize presented in your company’s name Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder 19th Hole Sponsor $250+ Opportunity to put your company banner and/or Purchase a keg from the course and greet golfers throughout the day Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder Giveaway Sponsor Promotional items provided by your company to be distributed to approximately 220 golfers Sponsor sign featuring company name at clubhouse Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder Volunteer opportunities are also available. Please contact Jennie Korth at 402-423-4225 or if interested. Team Registration This is first-come, first-serve event. Payment is required with registration to save your tee-time. Player No. Name Company Player No. Name Company Player No. Name Company Player No. Name Company Tee-time range requested We will do our best to set your tee-time as close to your choice as possible. Tee-times are assigned in the order they are received. Sponsors will have first right of refusal of their previous year’s tee time until March 1. You will be sent an email a few weeks prior to the tournament confirming your tee-time. q Enclosed is $70 per golfer ($280 per team). Pre-payment is required to play. Registration The $70 registration fee includes green fees, cart and lunch. Send completed form along with a check made payable to: Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C, Lincoln, NE 68516 Email: Cancelation Policy Team must cancel at least two weeks prior to the tournament in order to receive a full refund. We will do everything we can to ensure completion of the HBAL Benefit Golf Tournament. However, in the event of circumstances beyond our control, we have a cancelation policy in place. A copy is available by request to Hurry! This tournament is limited to 220 golfers, so don’t delay! Tee-times are assigned in the order they are received. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Only 1 Available Highlands Golf Course 5501 NW 12th Street First tee-off at 6:30 a.m. Last tee-off at 2:06 p.m. “Texas Scramble” $70 per person Click the form below for sponsorship and registration information. benefiting GOLF HBAL JUNE 7 Hole Sponsorships Available! • INTERIOR & EXTERIOR • NEW CONSTRUCTION & COMMERCIAL • CONTRACTOR RATES • MOTORIZATION SCAN FOR MY CONTACT CARD OR 402-202-7289 SUNSETBLINDSNE.COM LET’S PARADE TOGETHER! CONTACT ME ABOUT EXCLUSIVE PRICING FOR BLINDS IN YOUR PARADE HOME!
8  Lincoln Business Builder OFFICE / WAREHOUSE SPACE FOR LEASE • Includes reception area, 4 private offices, conference room, and break room area.
Warehouse space also available, up to 11,000 square feet!
80’ deep warehouse bays, with 12’x14’ doors.
Additional outside surface storage space available, up to approximately 20,000 sf, on paved concrete. • Outside area is fenced and well lit, with keypad gate opener and security cameras. This would make an ideal office/warehouse set up for a general contractor or subcontractor. Call 402-473-5960 for more information or an appointment to tour. 420 West A Street

Tribute to Youth with Guest Speaker

Governor Jim Pillen

Tuesday, April 9

5:45 p.m. Social • 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Country Club of Lincoln 3200 S. 24th Street

Cost: $20 for HBAL Members or $25 for Guests

Send your RSVP by March 29 to or call 402-423-4225. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. Cancelations must be received by April 2. No Shows will be billed.

Every year, HBAL honors the young people who have excelled in programs we sponsor, such as our Interior Design and CAD Residential Design Contest. We also award scholarships to high school seniors who are continuing their education in a construction-related field. HBAL takes very seriously its dedication to youth and to housing and we feel we have some outstanding programs which foster an interest in and love for homebuilding.

9  Lincoln Business Builder Biggest S Oldest S Best Buzz Stutzman Bob Wiedemeyer Softeners S Refiners Filters S Reverse Osmosis S Salt EcoWater invented the science of water softening. EcoWater Systems of Lincoln 1818 Yolande Ave. 402-474-3440
Tribute to Youth
10  Lincoln Business Builder $250K LOTS located right off Hwy. 77 • Electrical - Norris Public Power • Well - each lot has its own well cased & registered • Septic System is required - NO LAGOONS • Covenants available upon request • Paved Road STAGECOACH RIDGE ADDITION Contact Craig Gana 402-430-2526 |
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HBAL Member Spotlight

Elijah Aden Co-Owner

Aden Pressure Washing

Email: | Phone: 402-580-1428

Click here to view Elijah's full Member Spotlight.

Tell us about your family. My wife, Noelle, and I have three kids. Emmery, Oaklan and Cleo.

What are you currently reading or listening to? Your Next Five Moves by Patrick BetDavid and $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi. Best restaurant you've ever been to?

I'm not sure about the best restaurant, but the best burger I've had was the brisket smashy burger from Norm's on 48th.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? I have summited six 14,000 ft mountains in Colorado. What's the strangest thing you've ever done? I ate crickets while on my honeymoon in Mexico. They weren't terrible, but I'd be fine with never eating them again.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?

According to my 6-year old it is making fires (in our fireplace) and reading.

When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time? I love spending time with my family and being outdoors hunting/fishing.

Who is someone who's made a big impact on your life? Why? My kids. They've given me a different perspective and lens to look at life through.

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? I'd like to trade places with my 85-year-old self. I think that would give such a great perspective on everything you go through day-to-day juggling growing a business and raising a family.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? Having the opportunity to go back in time and break bread with Jesus would be my top choice by far.

What do you/did you love the most about your job? I love the challenge that running a business presents. Being a business owner has pushed me outside of my comfort zone.

How has your career benefited from being a member of HBAL? We have done work for and partnered with a couple other HBAL businesses. Along with the networking, being in HBAL helps create a level of trust among other contractors and customers.

What is your favorite HBAL event and why? The Chili Cook-off. I enjoy cooking and eating chili.

Any tips or advice for new HBAL members? Connect with other members and absorb as much knowledge as you can.

To be considered for the next Member Spotlight, click here

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12  Lincoln Business Builder Winner PLACE 1st Lincoln Federal Savings Bank
West Gate

Thank you to all our contestants!

Cambria USA

Stephens & Smith Construction Co.

West Gate Bank

Lincoln Federal Savings Bank

Reynolds Design & Remodeling

Window Option Specialists

Zeng Countertops & Surfaces

Avid Realty

Aden Pressure Washing

Mead Lumber

Hartland Homes / The Window & Door Store

And our Sponsors!

Event Sponsor: Cornhusker Bank

Keg Beer provided by:

Lincoln Federal Savings Bank

Cinnamon Rolls provided by: Mead Lumber Company

Door Prizes provided by: Nebraska Furniture Mart

VirtuActive 3D Drafting & Design

Habitat ReStore

Cornhusker Bank

Big Red Restaurant


LL Countertops

Rasing Canes

Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Lincoln Children’s Museum

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Click here to view the list of raffle winners and more photos!
Firestone, Concrete
Thanks also to Matt
for being our

Spring Parade of Homes

Sponsored by


1. 2924 N. 86th Street

Prairie Home Builders, Inc.


2. 2710 N. 91st Street Prairie Home Builders, Inc.


3. 9427 Linwood Place Morgan Construction


4. 301 Deep Water Drive Smetter Homes


5. 810 N. 106th Street

BIC Custom Homes


6. 8810 Appaloosa Lane R&D Custom Homes

7. 8960 Buckskin Court Red Custom Homes


8. 9429 Hillcrest Trail Osborn Homes

9. 1247 S. 97th Street Fulton Construction

10. 9700 Hillcrest Trail True North Custom Homes, Inc.


11. 9349 Swan Creek Road

Synergy Homes

12. 2556 Milrose Branch Road Element Homes

13. 2532 Milrose Branch Road

Element Homes

14. 9301 Elm Creek Road Ironwood Builders, LLC

15. 2120 S. 93rd Street Buhr Homes, Inc.


16. 10050 High Tower Road

True North Custom Homes, Inc.

May 12-19, 2024

Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Weeknights: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Every Spring and Fall, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln organizes the Parade of Homes for the public. The Parade of Homes offers potential home buyers a great opportunity to walk through brand new homes and meet the builders.


17. 6530 S. 90th Street

Schwinn Homes, LLC


18. 1405 Hackberry Street

Evergreen Development, Inc.


19. 7900 Maxine Drive

Richland Homes

20. 8739 S. 80th Street

Queenpin Builders

21. 8716 S. 80th Street

Pine Crest Homes, LLC

22. 7845 Patrick Avenue

Hallmark Homes


23. 6700 Countryview Road MK Builders, Inc.


24. 1135 Kantor Lane

D.C. Design & Build, Inc.


25. 9832 S. 42nd Street

Sampson Residential Properties


26. 8641 S. 49th Street

Queenpin Builders


27. 3455 Tree Line Drive

Taylor Made Properties

28. 3469 Tree Line Drive

Murray Custom Homes

29. 2811 Sheila Lane

Smetter Homes



30. 1035 W. Panorama Road

Remington Homes

31. 917 W. Panorama Road

Erickson Homes

32. 5845 SW Sierra

Madre Drive


Custom Homes

33. 5818 SW 9th Street

High Ridge Builders


34. 2720 SW 49th Street

Prairie Home Builders, Inc.


35. 2501 W. B Street


Custom Homes


36. 1051 Pine Grove Lane

Visionary Custom Homes

37. 942 Accolade Lane

Heritage Builders

38. 831 Penrose Drive

Blake Builders

39. 344 Bushclover Road

Destiny Homes

40. 6450 Windflower Road

Blake Builders


41. 6401 N. 13th Court

Hartland Homes


42. 1014 Middleton Avenue

Simply Home Builders

43. 816 Middleton Avenue

Simply Home Builders

44. 732 Middleton Avenue

Rybak Homes


45. 1959 Battista Avenue

Smetter Homes


46. 7005 N. 50th Place

Savannah Homes

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The online Parade of Homes Guidebook will be available on in mid-April. Annual Spring Parade of Homes May 12-19, 2024 SPONSORED BY Cover Mock Up.indd 1 3/25/2024 12:00:13 PM


Reese Construction, Inc.

2. 7553

Lincoln Cabinet

3. 5401 Rebel Drive

Kinning Design Build, Inc.

4. 5215 S. 53rd Street

Willet Construction, Inc., Remodeling Specialists





GoodeGuy Construction, Inc. / 3-Day Kitchen and Bath

GoodeGuy Construction, Inc. / 3-Day Kitchen and Bath

Reynolds Design & Remodeling

9. 5102 S. 90th Street

Willet Construction, Inc., Remodeling Specialists

10. 7811 South Street

GoodeGuy Construction, Inc. / 3-Day Kitchen and Bath




13. 4049



15  Lincoln Business Builder Tour of Remodeled Homes April 20 & 21 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission: $5 for all 15 homes
9210 Thornwood Drive
5731 Culwells Road Lincoln Cabinet
7920 Casey Lane
5832 S. 91st Street
5930 S. 91st Street
431 Wedgewood Drive
Construction, Inc., Remodeling Specialists
900 Fall
& Landscape
Forest Lake Lawn
Garfield Street Lincoln Cabinet
3450 E. Pershing Road
Kitchen & Bath Studio
1649 Cheyenne Street Lincoln Cabinet Suite C 33 RD ANNUAL SATURDAY & SUNDAY APRIL 20-21, 2024 NOON - 5:00 P.M. ADMISSION $5 FOR ALL 15 HOMES CHILDREN 12 YEARS & UNDER ARE FREE 3/14/2024 10:04:17 AM The online guidebook will be available on the HBAL website soon!

April is here, and the anticipation for warmer weather is building. For our company, this is always a very busy time of year with signing projects and passing information to the production team, while also consulting with new potential customers. Round and round it goes, and sometimes we can get lost in the whirlwind of being a remodeler. This is the time to make sure we plan out our calendars and tasks so we can provide the best service to our customers.

On March 8, we hosted "Builders & Burritos" which was a fantastic meeting with the students at The Career Academy. I was very impressed with how the students conversed with the group. It is exciting to see how TCA gives the opportunity for students to learn more about construction.

Our next meeting will be a Remodelers Roundtable April 3 at the HBAL office. This is a great way to get to know others in the group and discuss current happenings in our industry. The Tour of Remodeled Homes is April 20-21. Be sure to invite your family, friends and coworkers to enjoy this weekend event where they can see the latest remodeling trends and show off our members' craftsmenship.

HBAL Office

6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C

Wednesday, April 3 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15 for lunch


Justin Baxter

Mike Kinning

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Publication of the Remodelers Council of Lincoln April 2024 • Vol. 27, No. 4
Remodelers Council
Jason Willet Remodelers Council
April Meeting Remodelers
let us know if you have dietary restrictions. No-shows
New Members!
RSVP by March 29 to or call 402-423-4225. Please
will be
Four By Four Construction
Kinning Design Build,
Products of Omaha & Lincoln Interested in joining the Remodelers Council? Contact Jennie Korth at 402-423-4225 or for more information!
Scott Miller Forest Lake Lawn and

Builders & Burritos with Students

The Career Academy | March 8, 2024

The Remodelers Council treated TCA students in the Construction and HVAC pathways to breakfast burritos for their March meeting. Students were able to ask questions and show members what they've been learning in class. The event was wellreceived by our members and we look forward to

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Remodelers Council:

March Board Report

The Remodelers Council Food Bank House collected 3,645 pounds of food this year at the Home & Garden Show. $240 was also collected at the entrance. This will provide over 3,525 meals for local families. The next meeting is tomorrow (Friday 3/8) morning at The Career Academy. For “Builders & Burritos” however, it’s open to all members. The Tour of Remodeled Homes deadline was last Friday. We have 15 entries for the event which will take place April 20 & 21.

Membership Committee:

The following new members were approved:

• Evergreen Development, Mark Schmidt

Sponsor: Chan Merry

• Exchange Bank, Brittanie Perry

Sponsor: Dave Chapin

• McHenry Haszard Law, Troy Bird

Sponsor: Fred Hoppe

• Pinecrest Homes, Cody Schaff

Sponsor: Jereme Montgomery

• Queenpin Builders, Christina Melgoza

Sponsor: Andy Ponce

• Rybak Homes, Tony Rybak

Sponsor: Victor Rybak

• Savannah Homes, Tom Mullen

Sponsor: Pat Mooberry

• Visionary Homes, Josh Rezac

Sponsor: Jereme Montgomery

Legislative Bills:

The 2023 Electrical Code was adopted with the amendments HBAL and MOBA supported. They include no requirement for outdoor disconnect, no GFCI on finished parts of the basement. No GFCI

on outdoor HVAC equipment, no GFCI on stoves within 6’ of sink, no whole house surge protector.

Matt Kinning testified on our behalf against the bill to update to the 2021 Energy Code. Scott Schnieder put together an impressive sheet that showed the increased cost to an affordable house. LB 1217, which corrects low-income properties being assessed at full market value is still in committee, and is Lancaster County’s top priority this session. LB 948 is on General File, it sets the standard that 15% of a redevelopment (TIF) work must be completed by qualified apprentices. Members were encouraged to contact their senators to vote no on LB 948.

EPIC Consumption Tax:

The group opposed to the EPIC tax has an official name: No New Taxes Nebraska. Logo and website for the group are in the works. The economic impact study supported by HBAL should be completed any day.

Careers in Construction: Construction Career day is about 6-7 weeks away. LPS has sent waivers to parents of students. Pius X had to canceled their construction career day, so their students might be able to attend HBAL’s event. Will hope to have HBAL booth at the event.

Natural Gas:

Black Hills Energy is looking into improving efficiency with gas service.

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A Construction CEO’s Perspective on LB 948: Why Mandates Won’t Solve the Worker Shortage

I was informed about LB 948 a couple weeks ago and wanted to share my perspective as the President of a construction company. It is my understanding that this initiative is looking to add a requirement of having 15% of the work on redevelopment projects be completed by qualified apprentices. I assume this is being proposed in order to encourage more workers to go into the trades and industry. I am in complete support of anything that helps get more workers into the construction industry as we have had a shortage of workers for several years. However, mandates with apprenticeship programs are not what they appear. Oftentimes, the requirements of the apprentice programs are one sided and do not cover the broad range of programs that currently exist to help develop skilled workers, from institutions like community colleges to training programs utilized by groups like the Associated Builders and Contractors of Nebraska (ABC), Association of General Contractors (AGC), and more. Additionally, nothing teaches better than experience, and the on-the-job training that companies themselves provide to unskilled workers helps them grow in their careers as much as anything. The argument that qualified apprenticeship programs need to be in place for the workforce to develop is very convenient when the qualifications for apprenticeship programs appear to only line up with

companies and organizations that are unionized. This bill appears to be nothing more than an avenue to provide more work for a select group of the workforce, union members, and not an adequate solution to a real and existing problem. There are more efficient ways out there to try to get workers into our industry such as supplementing programs that already exist, incentivizing companies to offer more training, and providing ways to educate students on the pathway to the trades and the construction industry as well as the benefits of that career path. There are many existing groups that offer training and many companies that are doing a great job providing on-the-job skill development. Additionally, what is often overlooked is that most projects require a certain number of skilled workers to keep the project on schedule, operate safely, and be completed with a high standard of quality while staying within the given budget. Setting a minimum threshold on the number of apprentices that must be utilized without knowing the complexity of any certain redevelopment project is a mistake. Mandates such as this one don’t do anything to provide more labor into the workforce. They don’t solve the problem or even help it. They only provide another hurdle for our industry. Please tell your senators to vote against this proposal and look for better pathways to provide workforce development.

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Remodeling Permits: Alterations

24  Lincoln Business Builder Building Permits 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 A AI AJ AK AL AM AN AO AP AQ AR AS AT AU AV AW AX AY AZ BA BB BC BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BK BL BM BN BO SF TH MF SF TH MF SF TH MF SF TH MF SF TH MF SF TH MF SF TH MF SF TH MF SF TH MF SF TH MF SF TH MF Jan. 34 6 51 36 2 0 29 19 0 28 3 0 26 0 2 29 28 96 28 5 153 66 39 4 44 30 10 18 40 33 32 38 4 Feb. 40 18 5 33 44 201 42 6 0 54 9 6 46 29 0 29 6 6 54 8 24 58 25 52 62 27 427 27 10 2 36 24 206 YTD 74 24 56 69 46 201 71 25 0 82 12 6 72 29 2 58 34 102 82 13 177 124 64 56 106 57 437 45 50 35 68 62 210 2022 2014 2015 2019 2018 2021 2024 Building Permits City of Lincoln - 11 -Year Table SF=detached single family - TH=townhouses - MF=multi-family (including duplexes) 2017 2016 2020 2023 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 A V W X Y Z AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK AL AM # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost Jan. 6 288,700 13 1,255,950 5 216,225 5 144,061 5 262,400 6 684,600 8 289,120 1 3,250 5 361,135 Feb. 2 392,168 3 686,575 6 225,962 4 280,000 8 625,500 4 370,408 8 860,000 6 347,571 9 1,196,495 Total 8 680,868 16 1,942,525 11 442,187 9 424,061 13 887,900 10 1,055,008 16 1,149,120 7 350,821 14 1,557,630 Avg. Cost 2024 111,259 Remodeling Permits: Additions City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 9 Year Table 2022 71,820 Record Count Valuation Total 2020 68,300 2017 121,408 2023 50,117 Enlarge/Addition / 101 2016 85,109 2019 47,118 2021 105,501 2018 40,199 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Chart Title 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 A V W X Y Z AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK AL AM # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost Jan. 60 743,166 77 1,001,282 75 1,539,597 74 1,431,083 56 1,170,240 73 1,450,897 60 1,642,264 55 1,699,956 52 3,085,982 Feb. 64 392,168 87 1,282,094 67 1,338,692 65 1,115,382 74 1,488,505 45 770,035 66 1,483,481 55 975,468 57 1,618,046 Total 124 1,135,334 164 2,283,376 142 2,878,289 139 2,546,465 130 2,658,745 118 2,220,932 126 3,125,744 110 2,675,424 109 4,704,028 Avg. Cost 2019 18,320 2018 20,270 Alteration / 101 Record Count Valuation Total 2022 24,807 2021 18,821 2020 20,452 2016 9,156 2023 24,322 2024 43,156
City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 9 Year
2017 13,923 3,000,000 3,500,000

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