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The LINCOLN BUSINESS BUILDER February 2014

Published monthly by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln

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Volume 51 No. 2

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Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show 2014

FEBRUARY

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Friday - Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lancaster Event Center • 84th & Havelock Avenue Admission: Adults - $6 • Children 12 & Under - FREE Get $1 off admission with a non-perishable item for the Lincoln Food Bank!

FREE Nebraska Lottery Scratch Ticket to the first 600 people who enter the Home Show!

ON THE

Valid Friday, February 7 only with paid admission. Must be 19 years or older.

STAGE

The Wizard's Workshop with Brian Santos, The Wall Wizard Wildlife Encounters

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President’s Message February 2014 Vol. 51, No. 2

President’s Message

Contents President’s Message 3 Upcoming Events 4 Chili Cook-off 5 Member News 6 Construction Site Runoff Meeting 7 2014 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show 8-11 NLRB Poster Rule Finally Placed to Rest 12 HBAL Installation & Awards Ceremony 14-17 Spring Parade of Homes 18-19 Minimum Interference 21 New Members 22 Directory Changes 22 Cancellations 22 Renewals 23 LHBCF Scholarship Application 25 Building Permits 26

Mike Kinning HBAL President

The Installation & Awards Ceremony and the start of my year serving as your president came up quickly. I’m told it will go by just as quickly and to enjoy the opportunities to come along this year. The evening was special for our family and I appreciate seeing so many of our members in attendance. HBAL has many great members and it was fun to honor and recognize a few of them. The Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show has grown to be an incredible event valuable to the exhibitors, attendees and City of Lincoln. If you haven’t attended or participated as an exhibitor, it is certainly worth the short drive to the Lancaster Event Center. I’ll be there all weekend and hope to see you there too! Let’s have a Safe, Productive & Profitable 2014!

Home Builders Association of Lincoln

Executive Committee

National Directors

6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C, Lincoln, NE 68516 (402) 423-4225 phone • (402) 423-4251 fax www.hbal.org • info@hbal.org

Mike Kinning, President

Justin Johnson Mike Kinning Dan Klein, Sr. Jeff Bielenberg, Alternate Perry Haralson, Alternate Mike May, Alternate

The Lincoln Business Builder is published 12 times per year by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C, Lincoln, NE 68516. The Lincoln Business Builder is mailed 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. The annual subscription rate is included with your membership dues. Mike Benker Jennie Korth

Publisher Editor, Photographer, Design

HBAL Staff Michaela Harrison, Jennie Korth & Melissa Hilgenkamp

Mike May, President Elect Justin Johnson, 1st Vice President Perry Haralson, 2nd Vice President Lori Pippitt, CKD, CGR, CAPS, Secretary Bob Bryant, Treasurer Mike Rezac, Immediate Past President Mike Benker, Executive Vice President

Board of Directors Mark Aksamit, Taylor Ashburn, Jess Baker, CGP, Jeff Bielenberg, Roger Bumgarner, Ruth Hietbrink, Eric Hoke, Bo Jones, Matt Kleinschmit, Jerry Maher, CGP, CAPS, CGB, Lance Roach, Ken Svoboda

National Life Directors Jim Christo, CGR, CGB, Steve Fulton, CGP, Joe Hampton, Duane Helmink, John Hoppe, Jr., Ward Fred Hoppe, Joe McKee, Robert Peterson, J. Greg Schwinn, Bob Stephens

Past Presidents Jerry Boyce, Mike Goings, Lois Hartzell, GMB, CSP, Rick Krueger, Dan Kubr, Donn Mann, Sam Manzitto, Roger Reynolds, CGR, CAPS, Greg Shinaut

Remodelers Council AnDee Harris

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Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events Feb. 7-9

Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show Lancaster Event Center NEW SHOW HOURS! Fri. noon - 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $6 per person or $5 with a non-perishable food item

Feb. 13

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

Feb. 13

Remodelers Council After Hours Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 21

Spring Parade of Homes Early Bird Deadline

Feb. 28

Mar. 3

Spring Parade of Homes Final Deadline Sixth Annual Chili Cook-off Sesostris Shrine Center • 1050 Saltillo Road 6:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per person (kids 12 years & under FREE)

Home Lending Team Scott Williamson

Adam Flanagan Denise Spencer

Matt Fuller Marla Stahl

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Chili Cook-off

Join us for the hottest event of the year!

6th Annual HBAL Chili Cookoff

Monday, March 3, 2014 Shrine Center 1050 Saltillo Road

(off Hwy 77 & Saltillo Road)

6:00 p.m. - Let the feast begin! 7:30 p.m. - Votes must be cast 7:45 p.m. - Prizes awarded

Admission

$15 per person

(kids 12 and under are free)

You don’t have to be from Texas to make great chili!

Chili Entrant Info Cost for a booth - FREE

Chili preparation and booth set-up: It’s time to form a team, get out the cookbook 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and start planning your red hot chili booth at our Sixth Annual Chili Cookoff. Let’s have some fun, *All preparation MUST be done at the Shrine Center!* eat some chili and win some super prizes. Does Exhibitors (cooks) will: your company think it can make the best chili • Prepare 3 gallons of chili (in a roaster pan) this side of El Paso? Now’s the time to prove it. • Have their own meat thermometer • Bring a table cover Thank You! • Provide their own three-prong extension cords Lincoln Federal Savings Bank for • Choose a theme for their booth & decorate providing the beer. (please, do not attach anything to the walls) Culligan Water Conditioning for providing • Name their chili the bottled water. • Help with clean-up at the end of the night Lincoln Children’s Museum for providing two HBAL will provide: sets of four passes for the kid’s raffle. • 8 ft. table • Bowls, spoons, napkins • Chairs • Crackers Nebraska Furniture Mart and Union Title • Electrical outlet • Prizes Company for providing raffle prizes.

Raffle Prizes!! There will be a variety of prizes awarded throughout the evening! Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket upon arriving at the event. A separate drawing will be held for kids. Prizes include gift baskets, gift certificates and more! If you are interested in donating a prize or sponsoring part of the event, please contact Jennie at 402-423-4225 or jennie@hbal.org.

Contact Jennie at jennie@hbal.org if you would like to enter the contest. The proceeds from this event will go to the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation. Its mission is to support the educational and charitable activities of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln. The Foundation strives to support the community by contributing to community service projects focused on housing, as well as providing scholarships for students pursuing a career related to the building industry, and providing funding for other industry related educational and research programs. Gifts are tax deductible to this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Member News

In Sympathy Our sympathy to the families of Michaela & John Harrison, HBAL/Harrison Roofing, and Erin & Shawn Magnussen, Reese Construction, Inc., on the death of Michaela and Erin’s grandmother, Marjorie Riensche, who passed away on January 15.

Hamill Receives NAHB Award

Our sympathy to Mike & Danelle Benker, HBAL, on the death of Danelle’s grandmother, Olive Redlinger, who passed away on January 15. Our sympathy to Sam & Jane Manzitto, Manzitto Bros. Residential & Commerical Construction, on the death of Jane’s father, Phillip Murphy who passed away on January 18. Our sympathy to Justin & Krystal Brandt, Custom Scapes & Tree Removal, LLC, on the death of Justin’s father, Jerry Brandt, who passed away on January 21. Our sympathy to Brian & Rochelle Senkbeil, BK Restoration & Remodeling, on the loss of his grandmother Joan Mulder who passed away on February 1.

On January 17, Bob Rentfro, Cherry Hill Construction, Inc. and Mike Rezac, Rezac Construction, Inc. presented a plaque to long-time HBAL member, Don Hamill, Lincoln Lumber Co., acknowleging his 50 years of membership with NAHB.

Hofeling Enterprises is Accepting Dry Wood Waste at No Charge

Hofeling Enterprises is accepting dry wood waste at no charge at 2200 S. Folsom Ct. in Lincoln, NE. Dry wood waste can consist pallets, crating, wood scrapes, lumber, saw dust, etc. Material must be free from paints, varnish and trash. Nails and staples are acceptable, but nothing bigger. Tree debris is $10 a pick-up or trailer load. Open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Phone: 402.438.8733.

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Construction Site Runoff Meeting

February 11, 2014  City of Lincoln Municipal Services Center (MSC) Training Room  901 West Bond Street (just East of the Airport)  Entrance ‘B’ 

  Construction Site Runoff ‐ Lunch Meeting    

 

(pizza and beverage) 

What’s New in 2014 for the City of Lincoln? 

Who Should Attend?  Builders, developers, site designers, contractors… anyone responsible for sediment and  erosion control permit site compliance in the City of Lincoln and Lincoln’s three mile jurisdictional limit.    Speakers from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Lincoln and Lancaster Health Department  and Public Works and Utilities Watershed Management will provide information on new and existing program  requirements.    Schedule of Topics:      11:30AM – 1PM   NDEQ ‐ new requirements for the Construction Stormwater Notice of Intent (CSW‐NOI)  Changes in authorization periods, additional documentation, requirements for riparian buffers,  top soil preservation, surface discharges from impoundments   Lincoln and Lancaster Health Department ‐ responding to dust control complaints,  requirements for construction site debris, portable toilets   Watershed Management ‐ (Large Sites) requirements for dewatering excavated areas, seeding,  inspection follow‐up, terminating permits  (Individual home building sites) handing off non‐vegetated lots to owner/occupants,  inexpensive Best Management Practices, tagging a site for violations    Please RSVP by Feb 9th to Rock Krzycki City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Watershed Management  with the number of persons from your place of business that wish to attend rkrzycki@lincoln.ne.gov or  (402)441‐4959. 

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2014 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show

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Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

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10 Great Ideas to Bring Color to Your Home by Custom Blinds and Design

Saturday, February 8 11:00 a.m.

10 Great Ideas to Bring Color to Your Home by Custom Blinds and Design

2:00 p.m.

Do's & Don'ts of Maintaining Your Gas Fireplace by Doug Gates, Douglas Fireplace Services

4:00 p.m.

Lessons from Lincoln Landscapes by Mark Canney, Lincoln Parks & Recreation

Sunday, February 9 1:00 p.m.

Natives You Should Know by Ryan Luckey, Finke Gardens

2:00 p.m.

Technology to Enhance Your Windows & Security by Custom Blinds and Design

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ON THE

2014 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show

STAGE

Friday, February 7 2:00 p.m. The Wizard's Workshop - Painting Secrets with Brian Santos, "The Wall Wizard" 4:00 p.m. Wildlife Encounters Live Animal Presentation 6:00 p.m. The Wizard's Workshop - Faux Finish Secrets with Brian Santos, "The Wall Wizard"

Saturday, February 8 10:30 a.m. Wildlife Encounters Live Animal Presentation 12 Noon The Wizard's Workshop - Painting Secrets with Brian Santos, "The Wall Wizard" 1:30 p.m. Wildlife Encounters Live Animal Presentation 3:00 p.m. The Wizard's Workshop - Faux Finish Secrets with Brian Santos, "The Wall Wizard" 4:30 p.m. Wildlife Encounters Live Animal Presentation 6:00 p.m. The Wizard's Workshop - Painting Secrets with Brian Santos, "The Wall Wizard"

Sunday, February 9 10:30 a.m. Wildlife Encounters Live Animal Presentation 12 Noon

The Wizard's Workshop - Painting Secrets with Brian Santos, "The Wall Wizard"

1:30 p.m. Wildlife Encounters Live Animal Presentation 3:00 p.m. The Wizard's Workshop - Faux Finish Secrets with Brian Santos, "The Wall Wizard"

Painting Secrets Wall Magic! Experience and learn the real tips, tricks and techniques of home improvement from bestselling author Brian Santos, “The Wall Wizard.” This 25-year interior contractor, chemist and educator steps you through the real science, magic and myths of decorating your home. His Painting Secrets will challenge everything you thought you knew about the walls around you. As “The Wall Wizard,” Brian will take you down the yellow brick road of discovery to your own emerald city–your home. This program will teach you how to look through wizard eyes with confidence and use the most inexpensive and practical decorating medium–paint. Brian will then show you how to use everyday household products such as PAM cooking spray, plastic cling wrap and magnets to speed up your painting by 400%. This “Wizard” reveals the real secrets of how to use masking tape, paint brushes and rollers as well as how to select the right tools that make your paint job faster, easier and more fun. Don’t miss it!

Faux Finish Secrets Discover the “Magic” within you! Create your own magical surface effects with Faux Finish Secrets from Brian Santos, “The Wall Wizard.” This latest book release transports you into the “realm of possibility” through the ideas, insights and inspiration that only “The Wall Wizard” can bring to the do-it-yourselfer and professional alike. Brian reveals and explores how basic techniques such as dragging, flogging and whacking can create realistic and dramatic effects like stone, leather and wood in a few simple steps. Experience this live audience participation show that focuses on the practical hands-on application of the three hottest faux finishing effects used in home design and decorating today. “The Wall Wizard” will present many of the same application techniques that Hollywood set decorators have used for generations to create clever visual effects and realistic illusions for your favorite movies and television programs. As part of your apprenticeship, you will learn the real “why” behind the “how-to” of these dramatic and exciting old world effects as well as how to apply them successfully in your home.

Wildlife Encounters is dedicated to educating the public about our natural world and the animals we share this planet with. Come see a variety of unique animals such as an African serval, an alligator and a Boa Constrictor.

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2014 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show

2014 Home Show • Current Exhibitors current as of January 31

For a listing of Exhibitors by category, go to

www.NebraskaHomeAndGardenShow.com and click on the “Find an Exhibitor” button.

2K Landscape Design (402-450-9943)..................... 570-572 & 577-579 A1 Cabinet & Granite (402-474-0848).............................................. 368 ABC Seamless House Siding (402-477-5400)...................................A-26 AIA-Lincoln (402-326-1212)............................................................. 594 Action Plumbing & Heating, Inc. (402-423-6960)...................... 306-307 Adams Mudjacking (402-770-2566).................................................. 316 Advanced Chiropractic Solutions (402-328-0028)............................. 532 Advantage Remodeling, Inc. (402-416-1430).................................... 326 Al’s Johns (402-783-2022)................................................................ 239 Amazing Life Products (406-781-3594).............................................. P-2 Amazing Sheets (909-535-7443)....................................................... 313 American Electronics, Inc. (402-421-1222)....................................... 354 American Fence Company (402-467-2511)................................ 318-319 Aqua Systems (402-466-6800)................................................... 573-574 Architectural Glassarts (402-613-2365)............................................. 544 Aspen Builders, Inc. (402-423-6811)................................................. 370 Assistive Technology Partnership (402-471-0734)............................. 108 Astro Buildings, Inc. (402-292-9894)................................................ 288 BC Remodeling (402-310-5872)....................................................... 682 BAJCO Construction (402-217-2489)................................................ 499 Bath Fitter (402-934-2284)................................................................ 681 Baths for Less (402-434-7472)...................................... 255-256,291-292 Belgard Ultimate Give-Away..................................................... 240-243 Belle Jewelry & Craft Decor (402-419-3097)..................................... 317 Big Red Alert-ADT Security Dealer (402-483-4733).......................... 502 Big Red Communications, LLC (402-380-7620)................................ 675 Black Hills Energy (402-437-1814)................. A-18, 224-225 & 234-235 Blaz’n Grillworks/Setzer’s MFG (402-228-3533)............................... 230 Bonsall Pool & Spa (402-488-0148)......................... 617-618 & 643-644 Bristol Windows, Inc. (402-435-8815).............................................. 310 Bryant A/C, Heating, Plumbing & Electrical Company (402-467-1111).537-540 Cabinet Craft, Inc. (402-440-2017)................................................... 378 Capital City Exteriors (402-325-0506)..............................................A-23 Capital Overhead Door Co. (402-466-2754)..................................... 569 Carpets Direct (402-486-3700).................................................. 547-548 Champion Windows (402-896-4600)...............................A-11, 189, 190 Chiropractic USA (402-420-2872).................................................... 253 City of Lincoln - Public Works & Utilities Department, Watershed Management Division (402-441-4959)......................... 662 City of Waverly/Chamber/ School District145/CC Threshers (402-786-2312).......................... 324 City of Lincoln Recycling Office (402-441-7043)....................... 663-664 The Cleaning Authority (402-328-8632)............................................ 672 Clearwater Pools, Inc. (402-423-7665)....................................... 358-365 College Pro Painters (630-963-9528)................................................ 237 Comfort Techs, Inc. (402-465-0000)................................................ P-14 Complete Health Chiropractic (402-488-0288)................................. 701 Coo Candles (402-290-7974)..................................................... 271-272 Cornerstone Chiropractic Centre (402-483-4300)............................. 564 Cornhusker Bank (402-434-2265)..................................................... 658 Creative Landscaping (402-730-8424)........................................ 641-642 Culligan Water Conditioning (402-476-3351)............................ 322-323 Cummins Sprinkler (402-420-1061).................................................. 314 Custom Blinds and Design (402-730-2000)................................ 371-372 Custom Scapes & Tree Removal (402-239-2379).............................A-22 CUTCO Cutlery (716-790-7181)....................................................... 281 Dakota Wall Systems, Inc. (402-891-6520)....................................... 633 Delightful Hard Surface Cleaning (402-217-1095)............................ 299 Deprez Custom Homes (402-429-8513)........................................... 294 Diamond Concrete Cutting, Inc. (402-239-7087).............................. 398 Don Johnson Homes, Inc. (402-436-3228)........................................ 575 Door Inspirations (402-419-3097)..................................................... 317 The Dryer Vent Dude (402-310-9530).............................................. 501 DuctMedic Air Duct Cleaning (402-435-3828)................................. 545 Dudley’s Dew Right Lawn and Tree Service (402-421-0870)..... 517-518 Eagle 1st Roofing & Construction (402-488-1900)....... 599-600, 605-606 Earnest Well Drilling, Inc. (402-761-2281)........................................ 536

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EcoWater Systems of Lincoln (402-474-3440)..................................A-17 Edward Jones Investments (402-483-6101)........................................ 596 Elite Fencing, LLC (402-202-8547)............................................. 603-604 Endicott Clay Products Co. (402-239-8079)............................... 689-690 Enercept/Bluestem SIPS, LLC (402-729-5686)................................... 290 Energy Armor Windows (402-435-0370).......................................... 399 Energy Panel Systems (712-859-3219).............................................. 338 Epp Concrete Construction (402-423-9192)..................................... P-16 Ernie’s in Ceresco (402-665-3151)............................................. 654-655 Excel Chiropractic & Wellness (402-327-0400)................................. 394 The Exchange (402-328-8100).......................................................... 116 Factory Direct Appliance (402-891-6500)......................................... 395 Fakler Architects (402-228-3020)...................................................... 611 First State Bank Nebraska (402-421-3535)......................................... 249 Fletcher Chiropractic (402-261-5766)............................................... 638 Friesen Landscaping, LLC. (402-435-8733)....................................... 325 Frosty Effects Construction, Inc. (402-646-5016)............................... 546 GV Kustom Kitchens (402-316-3236)................................................ 514 Gana Trucking & Excavating, Inc. (402-794-4315)........................... P-11 Gardner’s Wisconsin Cheese (402-637-6112)................................... 274 General Excavating (402-467-1627)........................................... 529-530 Going Nuts (402-489-6699).............................................................. 552 Goings Homes, LLC (402-450-7702)..................................... 350 & 373 GoodeGuy Construction, Inc./ 3 Day Kitchen & Bath (402-435-6893).................................... 297-298 Generation Wood Floors (402-488-1900)................... 599-600, 605-606 Green’s Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Remodeling (402-467-4444).. P-3 & P-4 Group Therapy Bike Tour (402-499-2872)................................. 191-192 The Groutsmith (402-540-8475)....................................................... 377 Handy Man Home Remodeling Center (605-334-9600)............. 504-507 Harley’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. (402-466-3408)........ 585-586 Healthmate Infrared Saunas (406-781-3594)...................................... P-2 Heartland Moving (402-466-1112)................................................... 639 Heartland Sunrooms and Additions (402-438-2002).................. 396-397 Heritage Builders, Inc. (402-421-3333)............................................. 379 Heritage Homes (402-369-0151)...................................................... 699 Hickman Area Economic Development Association (402-792-2212).248 Hinrichs Fine Woods, Inc. (402-466-8884)....................................... 534 Home Innovations Spas, Inc. (402-421-2922).................................... P-9 Home Real Estate (402-434-3700).................................................... 648 Home Solutions of Nebraska (402-420-6911)............................ 342-343 Homestead Homes, Inc. (402-375-3515).......................................... 711 ICF Connections, Inc. (402-934-1442).............................................. 355 Illuminations Lighting, Inc. (402-475-4663).....................................A-29 The Inland Group (402-404-5488).................................................... 702 Innovations Siding & Windows (402-423-8831)................................. P-6 Innovative Homes & Design, Inc. (402-423-6565)............................ 608 Interior Dry Cleaning Systems (402-423-2379).................................. 254 Interstate Media, LLC (970-443-4718)............................................... 293 Invisible Fence Brand (402-330-4000).............................................. 595 Ironwood Builders (402-416-1064)................................................... 332 JL Exteriors, Inc. (402-421-2005).................................. 260,261,286,287 JR Premier Designs (402-617-1308)........................................... 336-337 John Henry’s Plumbing, Htg. & A/C (402-435-5555).......................... P-8 Johnston Communications (Direct TV) (712-826-4022)..................... 226 Judson Irrigation, Inc. (402-420-6277).............................................. 626 K2 Geothermal (402-467-2355)................................................. 182-186 Keller Williams Realty (402-328-0200)............................................. 280 Kinning Design Build, Inc. (402-421-1334)................................ 284-285 Kitchen Tune-Up (402-466-2282)..................................................... 188 Krieser Drywall & Insulation (402-540-1782)............................ 270, 277 Kroger Irrigation (402-416-0350)...................................................... 232 Krogman Tile Co., Inc. (402-488-4614)...................................... 555-556 Kuhlman Construction, Inc. (402-761-2221)............................. 528, 717 Landscape Curbing of Lincoln, Inc. (402-499-2872)................... 222-223 Legacy Homes (402-884-3202)......................................................... 109 Liberty First Credit Union (402-465-1000)................................ 341, 382 Lifetime Cookware, Inc. (800-201-0828).................................... 668-669 Lincoln Better Business Bureau (402-476-8822)................................ 623 Lincoln Cabinet (402-475-0650)................................................ 380-381 Lincoln Electric System (402-473-3276)..................................... 587-588 Lincoln Federal Savings Bank (402-474-1400).................................. 653


2014 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show

2014 Home Show • Current Exhibitors (continued from previous page)

LincolnFirst Realty (402-434-2222)................................................... 657 Lincoln Journal Star (402-473-7193)................................................. 513 Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity (402-477-9184)...... 393 Lincoln Winnelson Co. (402-423-1217)..................................... 709-710 Lumbermen’s Brick and Supply Co. (402-421-0948)........................ P-19 McConnell Thermal Services, LLC (402-643-2340).................... 601-602 McKinnis Residential (402-466-3155)........................................ 301-302 Malibu Sunrooms & Outdoor Living (402-715-5300).......................A-12 D. H. Merritt & Sons Sand, Gravel, & Ready-Mix (402-435-3213)....A-20 Metro Roof Products (303-921-1131)................................................ 576 Midwest Bank (402-420-0560).......................................................... 257 Midwest Exteriors, LLC (402-885-8940)..................................... 660-661 Midwest Retrofoam (866-747-2460)................................................. 647 Midwest Tile, Marble and Granite, Inc. (402-476-2542)...................A-22 Midwest Walls and Landcape (402-440-3416).................................. 557 Milestone: Inspired Composites (402-438-1545)............................... 252 Miller Landscapes & Construction, Inc. (402-325-9255)..................... P-6 Miracle Landscapes, Inc. (402-580-1805)......................................... 622 Morton Buildings, Inc. (402-786-3000)............................................. 273 Moser Well Drilling & Service, Inc. (402-792-2515)......................... 345 Mr. Amoto Lawn & Tree Service (402-476-8873)........ 268-269, 278-279 Mr. Ed’s Flagpole Company (712-323-7095)..................................... 315 Murray Custom Homes, LLC (402-802-7021).................................... 113 Nac Luxury Bath Systems (402-432-8770)............................. 181 & 388 National Furnace and Air Conditioning (402-436-3492)............ 634-635 Natural Light Co. (402-483-1500)....................................................A-30 Nature Shield, Inc. (402-817-0697)................................................... 706 Nebraska Building Products (402-438-2006)..................................... 282 Nebraska Energy Savings Solutions (402-617-7225).......................... 591 Nebraska Furniture Mart (402-670-3585)................................... 541-543 Nebraska Home Sales (402-416-8068).............................................. 236 Nebraska Soybean Board (952-807-7227).................................. 262-264 Nebraska’s Home Improvement Center (402-467-1212).................. P-12 Nebraskaland Siding & Windows (402-464-4388)..................... 351-353 Neighbors Family Homes, Inc. (402-438-6558)......................... 558-559 NHance Wood Renewal (402-420-9027).......................................... 258 Nissen’s Hardwood Floors, Inc. (402-432-9663)............................... 369 Noakes Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning (402-328-9182).. 333-334 Nordaas American Homes (507-462-3331)....................................... 628 North Country Windows & Doors (402-464-7500)........................... 712 NuSpine Chiropractic (402-261-6721).............................................. 580 ‘O’ Street Carpet (402-476-7567)............................................... 713-716 O’Neill Transportation and Equipment, LLC (308-384-1690)............ 187 Oak Prairie Nursery and Estates (402-476-2550)............................... 695 Outback Fence & Stain (402-310-0201)...........................................A-29 Outdoor Solutions (402-420-1477)............................................ 240-243 The Pampered Chef (402-450-4226)................................................. 289 The Paper Puller, Inc. (402-489-7855).............................................. 503 Paradise Pool & Spa, Inc. (402-580-7704)......................................... 111 A Pause for Paws (402-420-7387)....................................................A-27 Pella Products of Omaha & Lincoln (402-861-7913)........................A-39 Pioneer Overhead Door, Inc. (402-476-6539)............................ 549-550 Prairie Home Builders, Inc. (402-476-6599)............................... 328-329 Precast Products & Landscape Village (402-477-2255).........A-24 & A-25 Premium Carpet Care, LLC (402-525-1580)...................................... 327 Quality Water Services, Inc. (402-423-0909)...................................A-28 Quick’n Brite, Inc. (425-778-8285)................................................... 265 RDM Landscapes (402-310-0868).............................................. 508-509 Ray’s Lawn & Home Care (402-476-8614)................................. 358-365 Raymond Contracting, Inc. (402-783-2663)...................................... 562 Raynor Doors of Nebraska, Inc. (402-477-5504)........................ 114-115 Re-Bath of Lincoln (402-484-0077)............................................ 597-598 RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts (402-441-4120).................................A-27 REALTORS Association of Lincoln (402-441-3626).................... 391-392 Reese Construction, Inc. (402-483-1313).......................................... 630 Refinishing Unlimited (402-304-8545).............................................. 707 Reimers-Kaufman Concrete Products Co. (402-434-1855).......... 240-243 Reinke Shakes (402-365-7521)......................................................... 659 Remodel Green, Inc. (402-730-1020)................................................ P-2 Renew Crew (402-429-0547)............................................................ 110 Renewal by Andersen (316-712-0206)............................................. P-21

The Restoration Pros, Inc. (402-325-9577)....................................... P-15 Reynolds Design & Remodeling (402-475-9663).............................A-19 Rezac Construction, Inc. (402-477-8844)................................... 308-309 Rhythm Touch (406-781-3594).......................................................... P-2 Rockshire Homes (402-423-7777).................................................... 696 Roof Tech, Inc. (402-476-2646)................................................. 619-620 Rumery Lawn & Landscape, LLC (402-432-4965)............................ P-13 Sam’s Club (402-438-3540).............................................................. 614 Schulte Chiropractic Wellness Center (402-420-0024)...................... 592 Security Fence, Inc. (402-944-3259)................................................ P-17 Security First Bank (402-323-8003)................................................... 671 Seeds of Life, Inc. (402-489-8315)................................... P-20, 683, 694 Select Van & Storage (402-466-8249)............................................... 266 Sesostris Iron Nobles (402-474-6890)............................................... 275 Sesostris Shrine Center (402-474-6890)............................................ 276 Seward County Economic Development Corporation (402-643-0513).303-304 Shine-A-Blind Nebraska, Inc. (402-467-3070)................................... 627 Sleep Number (763-551-7069)........................................................ P-10 Smoking Gun Jerky (402-416-7460).................................................. 678 Southwick Sewer & Drain (402-475-2462)........................................ 346 SPAS PLUS of Lincoln (402-421-8401)..................... 684-686 & 691-693 Speer Surface Floor Coatings (402-477-3495)................................... 233 A Spice Above (312-399-6672).................................................. 228-229 Spice Exchange (303-489-9622)....................................................... 680 Star City Heating & Cooling (402-464-7827).............................. 687-688 Starr International Trading (661-296-4744)....................................... 697 Stephens & Smith Construction Co. (402-475-8087)........................A-15 Sticks & Stones Hardscapes, Inc. (402-450-7169)..... 347-349 & 374-376 Stonebrook Roofing, Inc. (402-438-5559)............................. A-13 & 267 StoneWorth Innovative Concrete Products (402-890-4250)............... 563 Summerwind Resort Services (417-332-3252)............................ 676-677 Summit Homes, LLC (402-430-5338)................................................ 500 Sunroom Designs of Nebraska (402-434-7472)............ 255-256,291-292 Sunshine Products (303-478-4913)................................................... 708 Supreme Spa and Pool (402-328-0085)........................... P-5, 553 & 554 Supreme Surface Countertops (402-464-2525).................................. 344 Tailored Landscapes, LLC (402-416-5691)....................... P-18, 625, 636 Tastefully Simple (402-486-1851)..................................................... 607 Telbasta Forge (402-720-6992).................................................. 104-105 Thrasher Basement Systems (800-827-0702).............................. 650-651 Three Eagles Communications (402-466-1234).......................... 389-390 Tillotson Enterprises, Inc. (402-466-7038).................................. 631-632 Trespali Arte and Interiors (308-440-1134)........................................ 311 Tri State Snap Sports (712-490-1784)................................................ 283 Tru-Built Construction (402-477-4663)............................................A-14 Tupperware (308-345-2909)............................................................A-30 Union Bank & Trust Co. (402-323-1777)................................ 305 &330 Union Title Company LLC (402-323-1888)....................................... 331 Urethane Contracting (402-560-8660)....................................... 515-516 USA Insulation (402-592-1718)........................................................ 300 V2K Window Décor (402-421-9366)................................................ 533 Vantage Pointe Homes, Inc. (402-420-9493).................................... 312 Vasa Construction, Inc. (402-782-2126)............................................ 335 Versa-Lok (651-773-7483)............................................................ A-22A Vinnie Krikac State Farm Agency (402-474-1173)............................. 656 Waddell & Reed (402-484-7526)...................................................... 629 Wardcraft Homes, Inc. (785-632-5664)............................................. 512 Water Solutions (402-493-4459)....................................................... 259 Watkins Products (402-925-2588).............................................. 510-511 Weddle and Sons Roofing (402-858-2468)....................................... 295 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (402-434-4346)................................... 531 West Gate Bank (402-323-8968)....................................................... 551 White Castle Roofing (402-423-1796).......................... 589-590,615-616 Willet Construction, Inc. (402-434-8008).......................................... 561 Window Option Specialists (402-466-2777)................................ P-1,P-2 Window World (402-464-7313 ext. 1007)............... 645-646 & 673-674 Wood Floors ‘R’ Us, Inc. (402-470-3608).................................. 320-321 Woods Bros. Realty (402-434-3700)................................................. 613 Wright Sheds (402-408-9798)........................................................... 112 Yankee Hill Brick & Tile Company (402-477-6663)................... 609-610 Your Next Tire (402-858-1690).................................................. 250-251

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NLRB Poster Rule Finally Placed to Rest | HBAL Mailbox

NLRB Poster Rule Finally Placed to Rest In a victory for NAHB, The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it will not seek Supreme Court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals decisions in the District of Columbia and the Fourth Circuit that invalidated the NLRB’s Poster Rule. The Rule would have required employers to post a notice of employee unionization rights in the workplace. NAHB is a member of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, which was a party to the poster rule case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. NAHB and other business organizations in the Coalition maintained that the poster rule violated free speech rights, and amounted to little more than an imposed advertisement for union membership. By declining to mount a U.S. Supreme Court Appeal, the NLRB will not be able to impose this rule which had been stayed by a temporary injunction. The Court of Appeals decisions invalidating the rule will now stand. For more information, visit www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/nlrbs-notice-posting-rule, or contact David Crump dcrump@nahb.org (800-368-5242 x8491), or Suzanne Beall sbeall@nahb.org (800-368-5242 x8407).

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HBAL Mailbox On behalf of Voices of Hope and the people we serve, I want to thank you for your contributions to our Holiday Gift Giveaway. You should know that the women who received your gifts had such a wide range of emotions: from the joy of receiving such love from a stranger, to relief that another had helped them with their burden, to astonishment and renewed hope in humanity. This year, with your help, we served 86 families, including 230 children. That was a 105% increase in families and over 300% increase in children from last year. We had a record number of people asking for assistance during the holidays. The requests have been different from past years. In the past we have seen requests for toys for smaller children, and music or hair and makeup items for teens. However, this year we had so many ask for coats, socks, and other warm clothing. The downturn in the economy has deeply affected the families who use our services. We as a community are seeing more and more families who are remaining displaced for longer periods of time, in efforts to escape the violence in their lives. This can all add up to a chaotic and confusing existence for the children we serve. Children thrive in predictability and structure, and feel safe in environments that offer these traits. This year, as you move through your daily life, please remember in you giving that the wants and needs of the children affected by domestic violence and their protective parents continues. Again, we thank you personally for your help. We wish all of you a grand new year. With Warmest Regards Diane M. Wagner, MSW Children and Youth Services Coordinator


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HBAL Installation & Awards Ceremony

HBAL Installation & Awards Ceremony

Kinning installed as the 64th President of HBAL Mike Kinning, Kinning Design Build, was installed as president at the annual installation and awards ceremony of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln on January 13, 2014. Mike was accompanied by his wife, Mary, and installed by his son, Matt.

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HBAL Installation & Awards Ceremony

Mike Rezac, Rezac Construction, Inc., was thanked for his service as president in 2013. He was presented a past president plaque and pin, a photobook showing the year in review and a cooler full of his favorite fishing supplies.

Klein, Hoke Honored at HBAL Awards Ceremony Dan Klein, Sr., Regal Building Systems, Inc. was named the 2013 recipient of the Dan Peterson Affordable Housing Award at the Home Builders Association of Lincoln’s annual installation and awards ceremony. Presented in memory of Dan Peterson by the Peterson family, the award recognizes a group or individual who demonstrates the same passion for affordable housing and firsttime home buyers. Klein earned the honor for many years of service and a recent example of exceeding expectations on behalf of a customer. Fred Hoke was recognized by 2013 HBAL President Mike Rezac with a Special Service Award. Hoke served as HBAL’s Government Affairs Director from 2006 to 2008 prior to becoming the Building & Safety director and DSC manager. Hoke retired at the end of 2013. The letter presented to Hoke expressed HBAL’s appreciation for Hoke’s ongoing contribution of leadership and vision in Lincoln and the entire building industry. 15  Lincoln Business Builder


HBAL Installation & Awards Ceremony

Past Presidents in attendence were: Jerry Boyce (2008), Mike Rezac (2010 & 2013), Don Mann (1987), Mike Benker (2009), Roger Reynolds (1999 & 2001), Greg Schwinn (1992), Greg Shinaut (1996), and Fred Hoppe (2007). Not pictured: Dan Klein, Sr. (2012).

2013 Executive Committee: Mike May (1st Vice President), Lori Pippitt (Secretary), Perry Haralson (2nd Vice President), Mike Kinning (President Elect), Mike Rezac (President), Bob Bryant (Treasurer), Not pictured: Dan Klein, Sr. (Immediate Past President).

Spike Award Winners: Perry Haralson – Life Spike (25) Roger Reynolds – (300 Level) Jo Lewis – (200 Level) Lori Pippitt – (75 Level) Mike Kinning – Green Spike (50) Fred Hoppe – Red Spike (100) Mike Rezac – Royal Spike (150) Greg Schwinn – Royal Spike (150)

Mike Rezac presented the DSC Employee of the Year Award to Michelle Leaver. Michelle primarily provides support to the Plan Reviewers by writing an assortment of permits for customers at the public counter. She is responsible for processing fees paid at the front counter, assisting with contractor licensing and the scanning of documents into the electronic permit software.

Mike Kinning presented Ruth Hietbrink the 2013 Membership Drive Participation Prize of $250. She participated in the most HBAL and Remodelers Council events in 2013.

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HBAL Installation & Awards Ceremony

President’s Award Winners

Mark Aksamit Earl Carter Lumber Co.

Herm Hempel Award for Most New Members

Jim Christo Christo Design Build (Accepting on his behalf was Jim’s wife, Vicki.)

Kirk Bender Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc.

Associate of the Year Award Winners Ken Jones Lincoln Winnelson Co. Tyson Vogt Gana Trucking & Excavating (not pictured) Mike Kinning Kinning Design Build

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Spring Parade of Homes

2014 Spring Parade of Homes Contract May 11-18, 2014

Early Bird Deadline - February 21, 2014 • Final Deadline - February 28, 2014 Exact Address of Entry

Name of Entry

Subdivision

Company Name

I agree to cooperate with the Parade of Homes Committee and to abide by the terms and conditions found on page 2 of this form. Signature Approximate Price of House: This home is: Presold

For Sale

With Lot:

Without Lot:

Furnished:

Unfurnished:

This home uses a natural gas furnace and water heater (no heat pump): yes

no

Online Flipbook: The online flipbook will include links which can be used to direct the public to your webpage. By default, we will link your page to the web address you supply here: If you do not provide a link, it will not be included in the online flipbook. You can request additional links on your entry page. Fees may apply. Contact HBAL at 402-423-4225 for more information. Directions to the home will be on each page. You must give specific turn-by-turn directions to your entry: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Find A Home

Fees

The following information will be used for the Find A Home section on www.HBAL.org. Your Parade entry will be listed throughout the Parade. It will be removed after the Parade if it is sold or on June 18, 2014 (whichever occurs first). You can continue your listing after June 18, 2014 for $25 per month. Property Type:

House

Style:

Two-Story

Ranch

Bedrooms:

Condo

Split-Level

Early Bird Fees _____ Single-family: $750 _____ 2-4 plex: $900 _____ 5-and-up plex: $1,150

Dates to Remember

Attached

Square Footage:

Detatched

Acres: Block

Walkout Basement:

Yes

Lot No

February 21

Early Bird Deadline

February 28

Final Deadline, Renderings & Narratives Due

May 9

Sign pick-up at 84 Lumber 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

May 11-18

Parade of Homes Sundays 1:00 - 6:00 p.m., Weekdays 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 - 6:00 p.m

May 19

Sign return at 84 Lumber 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

School(s): Year Built:

Final Deadline Fees _____ Single-family: $800 _____ 2-4 plex: $950 _____ 5-and-up plex: $1,200

Multi-Story

Bathrooms:

Garage Stalls:

Location Details:

Townhome

Your check must be submitted by February 28. (After the Early Bird Deadline, the entry is $50 more per entry. There is no discount for more than one entry.)

Sales Contact Name: Brokerage Firm: Sales Contact Email: Sales Contact Phone: Sales Contact Cell:

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Return this contract to

Home Builders AssociAtion of lincoln

6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C • Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-423-4225 • Fax: 402-423-4251 Email: michaela@hbal.org


Spring Parade of Homes

2014 Spring Guidebook Advertising Contract May 11-18, 2014

Early Bird Deadline - February 21, 2014 • Final Deadline - February 28, 2014 Circulation: Five thousand books are distributed to Parade visitors and an online flip book will be available for four months. Please return this page to reserve your ad space. Complete the second page (the Advertising Checklist) and return with your ad. Company

Ordered By

Billing Address

City

Phone

State

Fax

ZIP Code

E-mail

If you use an ad agency or graphic artist for your ad, include the contact name, company and phone number of the person who designed it: Name/Company

E-mail

Phone

Contract for 2 Parades & Save!

Single Parade Cost

Ad Size

Dimensions

Early Bird

Final Deadline

Early Bird

Final Deadline

Full Page

7.75 “ wide x 10.375” high

1/2 Page

7.75” wide x 5” high

1/4 Page

3.75” wide x 5” high

Centerfold*

15.5” wide x 10.375” high

 $725 per issue  $440 per issue  $295 per issue  $1,650 per issue  $1,075 per issue  $1,075 per issue  $1,400 per issue

 $750 per issue  $470 per issue  $325 per issue  $1,710 per issue  $1,125 per issue  $1,125 per issue  $1,450 per issue

 $775  $475  $335  $1,700  $1,150  $1,150  $1,590

 $800  $505  $360  $1,760  $1,210  $1,210  $1,650

Inside Front Cover* 7.75” wide x 10.375” high Inside Back Cover* 7.75” wide x 10.375” high Outside Back Cover*7.75” wide x 10.375” high

Note: Builders can purchase a full page ad opposite their Parade Home entry for $400. This ad must be about the builder’s business only. Builder Page

7.75” wide x 10.375” high

 $400

*The previous advertiser has the right to request the centerfold, inside front cover, inside back cover and outside back cover again.

Please see the attached Advertising Checklist for acceptable ad formats and other details. Check One: Color:

    

 Use the exact ad placed in the 2013 Fall Parade Guidebook.  I want HBAL to revise my ad (see hourly rates under “Revisions”).

 I will furnish an ad to HBAL by February 28, 2014.  I want HBAL to design my ad (minimum $55 charge).

At an additional cost, you can use color in your ad. If you are using a process or spot color, be sure to list it. Color mode must be Black & White or CMYK, not RGB. Black & White (No color, no extra charge) 1 color (in addition to black) ($50)

Process/Spot Color:

2 colors ($150)

Process/Spot Colors:

&

3 colors ($200)

Process/Spot Colors:

&

&

Full color ($250)

Ad Format: Please see the attached Advertising Checklist for acceptable ad formats and specifications. Revisions: Any adjustments or changes to your ad will be billed as follows: $55 per hour for all changes $55 per hour for pre-production work if required $55 minimum to design your ad (please call HBAL at 402-423-4225 for details) If you have questions on whether your ad will be subject to additional charges, contact HBAL at 402-423-4225. Proofs: An Epson proof of your ad will be available at the HBAL office for you to review. This gives you an opportunity to look at the actual printed color (vs. viewing it on your computer screen), as well as a final review of content. Online Flipbook: Your ad will be linked to your website in the online version of the Parade Guidebook. Please indicate your web address here: If you do not provide a link, it will not be included in the online flipbook. While we do keep previous Guidebook ads, it is your responsibility to keep your ad on file if you want to re-use it or make changes to it in the future.

Return this contract to

Home Builders AssociAtion of lincoln

6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C • Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-423-4225 • Fax: 402-423-4251 • E-mail: jennie@hbal.org

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Minimum Interference

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Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. • GraphsandLaughs, LLC Looking at 2014, the economic landscape looks pleasantly solid. The American economy should continue to improve, unemployment rates should keep falling, house prices should rise by about 6% to 7% from current levels, and the manufacturing sector will continue to slowly pick up steam. Most importantly, DC budget brinksmanship appears to have taken a breather, thereby reducing policy uncertainty which should boost business spending and risk taking. In addition, the continued rise in consumer sentiment, along with the improving jobs picture, will insure that new home construction continues its steady, albeit unspectacular, ascent. Lastly, while the developing world will slow in 2014, Europe is out of recession, Japan looks better and China looks OK. The only serious domestic fly in the ointment is the fact that wage growth is slim to none and inflation is too low. With all this in mind, I expect full year 2014 GDP to come in at no less than 2.85%, a healthy rise from the expected 2.2% GDP growth experienced in 2013. As for housing starts, they should, for the first time in years, exceed a million units, with total starts coming in at 1.12 million. For all of 2014, single-family starts should total about 750,000 and in Q4, starts should hit an annualized rate of 800,000. Multifamily starts for 2014 should total 370,000 but exhibit no trend from quarter to quarter. As for jobs, given the slowly improving labor market, expect net new monthly job gains to average close to 215,000 per month. As a result, the unemployment rate should steadily fall from the current level of 7% to 6.5% and maybe even 6.4% by year end 2014, with much riding upon the behavior of the falling labor force participation rate (LFPR). If the LFPR remains where it is, an unemployment rate of 6.5% will not be a stretch, but if the LFRP rises, and that would be a good thing, unemployment may end the year at 6.7%. Inflation will remain quite benign but possibly show modest upward drift. The combination of mildly improving global growth, flat to declining energy and commodity prices, and mildly rising food prices will keep the CPI pretty much where it is; at or below 2%. Moreover, the combination of miniscule rises in import prices, producer prices, and anemic wage growth means that personal consumption expenditure inflation, the Feds preferred inflation measure, will not exceed 1.7%. That will give the Federal Reserve ample room to slowly ratchet down its monthly purchases of Treasuries and mortgage backed securities in $10 billion increments until the program ends in late 2014. Importantly, the Fed should have no problem keeping short term interest rates at their current rock bottom levels, at least through the end of 2014. As a result of faster GDP growth in 2014, 30-year mortgage rates will probably end the year around 5%. But not to worry, as a combination of easing credit market conditions, rising house values, mild increases in consumer spending, and slightly rising exports will keep the economy on track despite mildly rising mortgage rates. In short, given decent GDP growth, the expected interest rate rise will not sap growth. Lastly, I put the chances of a recession in 2014 at only 10%. So look forward to steady improvement during the next 12 months and fear not rising interest rates. Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is President of GraphsandLaughs, LLC and can be reached at Elliot@graphsandlaughs.net. His daily 70 word economics and policy blog can be seen at www.econ70.com.

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New Members | Directory Changes | Cancellations

Welcome New Members

Excel Construction Company, LLC Kurt Polzin

Champion Windows Kieth Boetel

8551 Lexington Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68505 Phone: 402-434-3349 Fax: 402-434-3343 Email: kurt@exceldg.com Website: www.excelconst.com

13306 Portal Drive, Omaha, NE 68138 Phone: 402-896-4600 Fax: 402-896-4682 Email: kboetel@getchampion.com Website: campionwindow.com

Company Description: Excel Construction Company is affiliated with Excel Development Group in providing commercial, single family, multifamily and senior housing throughout the Midwest. We are general contractors specializing in projects that are funded through the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Sponsor: Jeff Taake; Millard Lumber, Inc.

Sponsor: Austin McKillip; Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson & Oldfather Reason I joined HBAL: Educational and marketing opportunities. What I hope to get out of my membership: To expand educational opportunities and have access to other contractors.

Custom Scapes & Tree Removal, LLC Justin Brandt (Krystle)

2343 W. Stallion Road, Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-239-2379 Email: justin@getscaped.com Website: www.getscaped.com Company Description: Landscape design and installation. Sponsor: John Hendricks; Outdoor Solutions

Reason I joined HBAL: Champion Windows is growing in size and will be opening a new location soon in Lincoln, NE. What I hope to get out of my membership: To become active in the local market. Desired areas of involvement: Golf tournaments and the Home & Garden Show.

Premium Carpet Care, LLC Nikki Thompson (Travis)

3420 N 22nd Street, Ste. 3, Lincoln, NE 68521 Phone: 402-525-1580 Fax: 402-470-6064 Email: info@premiumcarpetservice.com Website: www.premiumcarpetservice.com Company Description: Premium Carpet Care prides ourselves on our dedication to outstanding customer service, our continued industry education, our state-of-the-art equipment and experience in the field. We are known for being able to solve the cleaning problems that no one else can; which is why we are often called upon by local floor covering experts. Our services include carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, spot and stain removal, odor removal, pet damage treatment, Scotchgard protection, specialty rug cleaning, stone polishing, tile and grout cleaning, carpet stretching and carpet repair. Sponsor: Bo Jones; Tru-Built Construction

402.483.7575 3133 S. 7th Street • Suite D

Fax 402.483.7577 info@pioneerprintinginc.com www.pioneerprintinginc.com Multi Color Printing Graphic Design Ad Specialties Bindery Services

Digital Color Copies Digital Black & White Engineering Copies Personalized Service

Providing Offset Printing & Digital Services in Lincoln since 1980.

Reason I joined HBAL: To develop lasting business relationships through networking events, community involvement and increase our knowledge of building development throughout Lincoln and surrounding communities. What I hope to get out of my membership: Develop lasting business relationships with numerous other local businesses. Increase our community involvement. Desired areas of involvement: Home & Garden Show, Parade of Homes

Synergy Homes, Inc. Maria Semerad (Andy)

7400 W. Bluff Road, Malcolm, NE 68402 Phone: 402-499-3496 Email: info@synergyhomesne.com Website: www.synergyhomesne.com Company Description: Synergy Homes is a custom home builder which operates under the assumption that the client is an active participant in the entire process. This gives clients a sense of pride and satisfaction that their new home is built with their goals and ideas in mind. We have a passion for building and making dreams of clients a reality. Reason I joined HBAL: More exposure for our business. What I hope to get out of my membership: Networking opportunities, able to connect and share ideas and get builder certifications.

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Renewals

Thanks for Renewing Your Membership! (Please allow 60 days for names to appear on this list.)

1st United Mortgage Banc, 28 years

EcoWater Systems of Lincoln, 18 years

Norman Plumbing, Inc., 2 years

2K Landscape Designs, 20 years

First National Bank, 14 years

Outback Fence & Stain, 2 years

84 Lumber, 12 years

First State Bank Nebraska, 5 years

Radebaugh Custom Carpentry, Inc., 1 years

A1 Complete Services, Inc. dba A1 Mold Testing & Remediation, 5 years

Frontier Bank, 3 years

Ramco Enterprises, LLC, 8 years

The Glass Edge, 16 years

RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts, 5 years

Heritage Builders, Inc., 28 years

Rezac Construction, Inc., 23 years

K2 Geothermal, 5 years

Rybak Homes, LLC, 6 years

Lincoln Cabinet, 26 years

Select Comfort Corporation, 1 year

Boyce Construction, Inc., 17 years

Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity, 1 year

StoneWorth Innovative Concrete Products, 3 year

Cabinet Craft, Inc., 23 years

Loeck Designs, 29 years

Tailored Landscapes, LLC, 7 years

Camherdz Services Corporation, 6 years

Lumbermen’s Brick and Supply Co., 11 years

Thrasher Basement Systems, 16 years

Aden Drywall, 12 years Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, LLP, 7 years Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate, 1 year

Capital Concrete Co., 49 years

McConnell Thermal Services, LLC, 19 years

Carlisle Insulation, 1 year

McKinnis Residential, 2 years

Caseyco, Inc., 9 years

MarketGraphics of Nebraska, LLC, 1 year

Christo Design Build, Inc., 39 years

Medallion Custom Homes, Inc., 10 years

Dudley’s Dew Right Lawn and Tree Service, 2 years

Midwest Steel Works, Inc., 62 years

Eagle 1st Roofing & Construction, 4 years

Nebraska Title Co., 63 years

Two Men And A Truck, 11 years Urethane Contracting Services, 1 year US Bank, 63 years Wellmann Heating & Air, 22 years Wilderness Construction, Inc., 7 years Zimmer Insurance Group, 23 years

Sorry to See You Go! If you see your company listed below, contact HBAL at 402-423-4225 to renew your membership TODAY!

Hausmann & Sons Construction Triple D Construction Hunt/Clark Builders, Inc. Bower Drywall

Directory Changes When it comes to cabinetry, Millard Lumber offers a vast and diverse selection. Whether it’s a color, finish, or look, Millard Lumber has the solution to any builder or contractors needs. Stop by our Design Center today for design assistance and free estimates. Millard Lumber also offers installation for all cabinets and hardware. 11200 N. 148th St., Waverly NE

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• Website for Berkshire Hathaway HomeSer vices Ambassadors should be www.bhhsamb.com. • New address for Residential Drafting Ser vices, Inc. (RDS) is 12145 W Dakota Springs Drive, Roca, NE 68430. • New principal contact for Nebraska Title Co. is Holli Artz. Email: hartz@nebtitleco.com. Phone: 402-476-8818 • New principal contact for First State Bank Nebraska is Chad Otto. • New address for Michelle and Andy Van Horn, Van Horn Family Building Co., is 6620 Granite Ridge Court, Lincoln, NE 68526.

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LHBCF Scholarship Application

Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarship Application $1,000 President's Scholarship two $750 Home Builders Association of Lincoln Scholarships and two $750 Remodelers Council Scholarships may be awarded.

Description: These scholarships were established to benefit recent graduates of high school and who will attend an accredited college, university or technical college and major in one of the construction fields. Scholarship must be used within 2 years and will be paid upon submission of tuition statements/receipts. To apply: Application must be completed and submitted along with two letters of recommendation from your industrial technology instructor(s) and/or school counselor(s). You must also include a separate sheet explaining why you are interested in pursuing a career in construction and what influenced your decision. Please attach a wallet-size photo to be used for publicity purposes only. Time line: Application forms are due at the Home Builders Association of Lincoln office by March 1, 2014. Name Address City

Zip

Phone

High School Email Address

President=s Scholarship Application: If you have a parent, grandparent or other relative who owns or is employed by a member of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, you may be eligible for the $1,000 President=s Scholarship. Please give us the name of the relative, your relationship to them and their place of employment.

GENERAL INFORMATION Date of Birth Parents or Guardians: Father Occupation Mother Occupation

Name of relative:

EDUCATION PLANS Month/year you will graduate from high school Month/year you plan to enter college Where have you applied for admission? 1. College Date applied 2. College Date applied In what courses do you plan to major?

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

What do you expect to do after graduation from college?

scholarship aid?

Relationship: Place of employment:

How do you plan to finance your future education?

Have you received scholarship aid to date? Do you feel you could continue your education without

APPLICATION CHECK-LIST HIGH SCHOOL AND OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES List high school activities. (Clubs, sports, leadership, etc.)

Did you include two letters of recommendation? Did you attach a separate sheet describing why you are interested in pursuing a career in construction and what influenced your decision? Did you include a wallet-size photo? Did you submit the application no later than March 1, 2014?

List any extracurricular activities.

Signature

Date Submit Scholarship Application to: Scholarship Committee Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-423-4225

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Building Permits Building Permits

City of Lincoln - 10 -Year Table

Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. YTD

2004 SF TH 74 8 73 9 137 18 124 22 113 33 107 52 114 21 87 146 106 89 88 22 101 16 103 25 1,227 461

Jan. Feb. March April May June July August Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total Avg. Cost

#

19 13 34 52 57 59 49 44 43 41 24 14 449

MF 5 24 20 0 100 4 10 2 0 18 52 210 445

SF 54 66 92 80 88 96 89 94 82 83 69 65 958

2006 Cost 333,000 426,676 613,750 560,472 907,924 520,942 645,103 433,967 585,123 621,817 384,690 480,951 6,514,415 14,509

2005 TH 21 10 11 16 12 37 35 96 44 26 28 24 360

#

SF=detached single family - TH=townhouses - MF=multi-family (including duplexes)

MF 0 4 4 4 4 20 70 26 48 4 4 46 234

7 4 33 56 55 62 46 56 32 47 23 17 438

SF 72 58 82 91 83 93 52 66 55 50 49 43 794

2006 TH 14 20 17 16 20 15 28 18 26 14 14 25 227

2007 Cost 87,400 314,300 1,283,155 539,511 818,301 481,374 728,615 807,215 558,017 1,150,309 747,848 693,600 8,209,645 18,743

MF 0 2 16 60 16 68 2 612 38 0 0 41 855

SF 40 35 59 61 65 67 59 37 45 45 24 32 569

2007 TH 8 4 40 70 39 17 28 2 2 39 16 9 274

MF 4 12 112 66 0 64 0 2 0 0 60 0 320

SF 35 22 41 50 59 39 31 37 33 26 23 14 410

2008 TH 19 0 28 2 15 17 10 20 29 16 4 0 160

MF SF 6 11 4 29 2 30 2 30 4 38 10 60 2 35 0 37 0 39 16 20 2 25 0 24 48 378

2009 TH 14 2 14 14 28 4 10 14 26 24 24 6 180

MF SF 0 24 3 32 2 42 15 33 24 29 0 36 0 31 0 33 0 26 18 27 0 26 0 31 62 370

2010 TH 7 18 6 8 19 6 18 6 10 18 8 7 131

Remodeling Permits: Additions City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 8 Year Table #

9 9 36 62 52 19 11 13 14 18 12 4 259

2008 Cost 1,364,460 141,600 589,154 1,208,366 809,323 543,997 212,984 583,602 556,083 490,847 776,208 152,860 7,429,484 28,685

#

2 5 10 10 9 14 17 8 15 19 11 2 122

2009 Cost 52,000 125,240 206,900 198,413 183,000 297,872 554,070 244,470 407,066 793,181 990,184 18,000 4,070,396 33,364

#

6 3 11 19 9 12 15 11 15 11 11 5 128

2010 Cost 152,980 99,500 317,000 706,474 148,500 460,740 697,500 219,300 375,278 333,693 230,395 92,000 3,833,360 29,948

#

3 7 18 15 20 16 9 12 16 13 10 6 145

MF 2 60 8 0 0 4 0 2 10 138 92 36 352

SF 22 26 42 28 39 34 38 35 31 34 30 29 388

2011 TH 0 0 10 26 14 18 12 21 8 11 26 10 156

2011 Cost 80,100 178,700 452,005 908,366 340,080 603,388 248,618 478,200 1,011,333 220,423 573,100 593,785 5,688,098 39,228

MF 4 20 180 3 44 0 48 2 78 0 0 0 379

#

2 5 10 11 20 7 10 9 13 15 12 7 121

SF 27 31 47 43 41 45 48 58 45 57 52 31 525

2012 TH 4 13 24 19 21 14 26 36 13 21 26 46 263

MF 0 144 36 24 0 8 0 275 0 0 90 0 577

2012 Cost 43,500 107,786 691,458 600,931 723,945 224,812 414,975 545,217 595,111 438,100 527,840 223,642 5,137,317 42,457

SF 24 34 46 69 58 68 83 60 49 29 43 34 597

#

6 2 8 10 13 9 9 10 10 13 14 5 109

2013 TH 2 4 9 18 20 8 29 41 2 49 22 10 214

MF 0 0 0 0 128 0 24 232 0 2 51 57 494

2013 Cost 422,000 33,000 357,600 212,603 776,408 379,500 264,975 300,579 314,515 461,927 553,881 75,850 4,152,838 38,099

Remodeling Permits: Alterations

Jan. Feb. March April May June July August Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total Avg. Cost

#

89 87 100 87 120 97 94 44 92 96 66 74 1,046

2006 2007 Cost # Cost 1,007,372 88 1,163,863 967,125 78 909,207 1,147,674 107 1,280,089 706,214 88 1,031,776 1,042,668 115 1,578,971 985,229 97 736,760 1,072,119 117 1,258,848 433,967 110 1,138,598 674,348 94 1,070,733 966,277 96 868,251 423,155 88 961,501 871,566 61 686,991 10,297,714 1,139 12,685,588 9,845 11,137

City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 8 Year Table #

81 76 89 82 79 76 77 92 83 80 62 58 935

2008 Cost 907,619 947,505 800,412 877,275 723,878 662,915 1,143,624 1,264,374 962,319 750,551 1,071,515 474,216 10,586,203 11,322

#

71 76 72 85 65 89 96 77 78 79 81 60 929

2009 2010 2011 2012 Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost 784,232 57 502,454 69 988,395 81 804,484 706,588 69 600,743 79 893,584 69 565,929 946,927 125 1,229,150 104 900,086 96 1,055,957 813,112 154 1,386,859 133 1,292,245 96 871,985 617,270 124 931,223 111 946,242 123 1,544,337 766,615 117 754,480 112 819,225 110 1,093,867 1,172,764 161 1,181,825 99 1,104,259 109 1,029,087 790,319 119 1,006,147 129 1,032,748 114 1,148,868 778,464 124 976,777 106 928,466 84 764,670 552,852 141 929,354 122 1,298,243 124 1,019,740 890,150 118 827,222 93 703,129 100 750,064 743,974 134 2,823,358 74 647,016 67 846,949 9,563,267 1,443 13,149,592 1,231 11,553,638 1,173 11,495,937 10,294 9,113 9,386 9,800

#

66 42 65 108 92 87 114 87 86 96 86 59 988

Single Family Permits 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 2004

2005

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2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2013 Cost 751,024 702,668 1,000,016 1,158,054 605,739 784,050 1,331,940 883,068 1,248,723 971,812 772,852 684,988 10,894,934 11,027


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Home Builders Association of Lincoln 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C Lincoln, NE 68516

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Friday - Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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