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Published monthly by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln Volume 50 No. 7

2013 HBAL Golf Tournament Results & Photos Inside!

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In this issue...

• Remodelers Council Golf Registration page 5 • Economic Forecast page 10 • Fall Parade Contracts pages 20-21

President’s Message July 2013 Vol. 50, No. 7

Contents President’s Message Upcoming Events Remodelers Council Golf Tournament Spike Party at Ribfest Hog Roast at The Bridges Member News Financial Column Economic Forecast for 2nd Half 2013: Sunny with Cloudy Periods Mike Dynasty Membership Drive Lunch is on us!

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Accela Assistance Hotline 12 Membership Drive 12-13 HBAL Golf Tournament 14-17 Add Value, Pleasure To Your Home With a Well-Tended Yard 19 Fall Parade of Homes 20-21 New Members 22 Renewals 23 Directory Changes 23 The Value of an Active Associate Member 23 Educational Opportunities Through NAHB 24 Webinar Wednesdays 25 Building Permits 26

President’s Message Mike Rezac HBAL President Are you engaged in the Mike Dynasty Membership Drive? It’s easy to be a part of the team! Think about who you already work with, do business with or hangout with. Plant the seed by letting them know you think they should join HBAL. Provide nourishment by providing them a membership packet provided by the HBAL office. Cultivate by letting the HBAL office and other members know about the prospective member so others can share what HBAL has done for them. Sometimes the process only takes a couple minutes, but sometimes the harvest may be a few months in the future. Once the harvest has arrived, together we’ll strengthen our association, individual businesses and community! As you drive around Lincoln during your normal course of business, watch for potential members. Unfortunately there are both new and well established businesses who haven’t experienced a membership with HBAL. We’ve all had that person in our lives who has taken a moment to plant the seed to change or improve our lives. I challenge you to make a difference, plant the seed, grow as a leader and strengthen your association! HBAL members are at the table by attending presentations, participating in discussions, suggesting improvements to upcoming ordinances and codes. Draft ordinances to make changes in Stormwater Management under the “Clean Water Program” and design standards with “Zoning reforms for a New Chapter of City Building” are currently available. Is the Accela software upgrade still creating challenges for you? An Assistance Hotline has been established at the request of HBAL. This program has been extended through July 19th for all levels of questions, concerns and challenges; for assistance call 402-441-8385. Watch for future appearances of the Mike Dynasty guys!

Home Builders Association of Lincoln

Executive Committee

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

Mike Rezac, President

Jeff Bielenberg

Mike Kinning, President Elect

National Directors

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.

Mike May, 1st Vice President Perry Haralson, 2nd Vice President Lori Pippitt, CKD, CGR, CAPS, Secretary Bob Bryant, Treasurer

The Home Builders Association does not accept responsibility for or endorse any statements or claims made by advertisers or authors of any articles.

Dan Klein, Sr., Immediate Past President

The annual subscription rate is included with your membership dues.

Mark Aksamit, Jess Baker, Roger Bumgarner, Ruth Hietbrink, Eric Hoke, Justin Johnson, Matt Kleinschmit, Jerry Maher, CGP, CAPS, CGB, Chuck Pfenning, Herb Reese, CGR, CAPS, Lance Roach, Ken Svoboda

Mike Benker Jennie Korth

Publisher Editor, Photographer, Design

HBAL Staff

Mike Benker, Executive Vice President

Board of Directors

Remodelers Council Dan Klein, Sr. Justin Johnson, Alternate

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

Past Presidents Allen Barber, Jerry Boyce, Steve Fulton, CGP, Mike Goings, CGP, CSP, Lois Hartzell, GMB, CSP, Rick Krueger, Dan Kubr, Donn Mann, Sam Manzitto, Roger Reynolds, CGR, CAPS, Greg Shinaut, CGP, Ken Westerhold

Michaela Harrison, Jennie Korth & Melissa Hilgenkamp

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Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events July 4-5

Independence Day (Office Closed)

Aug. 2

Remodelers Council Golf Tournament Wilderness Ridge Golf Course 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start • $65 per person

Aug. 8

Spike Party at Ribfest Pershing Center • 226 Centennial Mall South Call HBAL at 402-423-4225 to RSVP

Aug. 23

Hog Roast at the Bridges SW 27th & W. Denton Road 5:30 p.m. • $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under

Save the Date! The Dueling Duo is returning to HBAL’s Christmas Party. Join us on Friday, December 6 at the Nebraska Champions Club to see what all the buzz is about!

Entertainment Sponsor

Sixth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Friday, October 18, 2013 Oak Creek Sporting Club 2890 W Road • Brainard, NE

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Appetizer Sponsor

For additional sponsorship opportunities, contact the HBAL office at 402-423-4225.

Remodelers Council Golf Tournament

Team Registration

to benefit the

Scholarship Golf Tournament

Wilderness Ridge Golf Course

Please register my team for the Remodelers Council of Lincoln’s Scholarship Golf Tournament to benefit the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Name: Company: If you are interested in a designated foursome, please register all four players together. If not, you will be assigned a team. l My other team members are:

l Enclosed is $65 per golfer. Pre-payment is required to play.

l I don’t play golf, but I do want to support the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation. Enclosed is my contribution of $______.

Friday, August 2, 2013 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start

Sponsorship Registration Yes! I would like to be a: l Hole Sponsor......................................................... $100

l Hamburger & Hotdog Sponsor .............................. $150 l Beverage Cart Sponsor ........................................... $100 l Giveaway Sponsor

l Raffle Prize Sponsor

Item: ________________ Item: ________________

l I do not wish to be a sponsor, but I do want to support the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation. Enclosed is my contribution of $______.


The proceeds from this event will provide scholarships for high school and college students. The Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation’s 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.

Company: E-mail: Total Amount Due: $

l Check enclosed

Volunteer opportunities are also available. Contact Michaela Harrison at 402-423-4225 or if interested.

Send registration form and check made payable to: Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C, Lincoln, NE 68516 Fax: 402-423-4251 • Email:

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Spike Party at Ribfest

Attention HBAL Spikes! Get Ready for Summer Fun with Fellow Spikes!

Spikes “Pig Out” at Ribfest Thursday, August 8, 2013

Join your fellow Spikes at Lincoln’s largest cookout! • • • • •

Free admission for Spike & one guest $$$$ for ribs & refreshments Reserved seating for Spike Club Members Entertainment Award-winning BBQ chefs & pit bosses from around the country • Live music • Fun & conversation with other Spikes on a great summer evening

Spikes fax this form to 402-423-4251 or RSVP to 402-423-4225 or Reservations required by August 1 so we can mail you your tickets. _____ Yes, I want to “pig out” at the Ribfest _____ Sorry, I can’t attend _____________________________________ Spike Club Member’s name & name of guest

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Hog Roast at The Bridges

Hog Roast at The Bridges Friday, August 23

The Home Builders Association of Lincoln is planning its first Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Hog Roast. We are planning a fun evening! Along with the hog roast, there is a President’s bass fishing tournament in the works, a bounce house and fishing tournament for the kids, a “Fish and Chips” contest and a live band! Watch upcoming issues of the Lincoln Business Builder for more information. Cost: $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under Volunteers are needed for the event. If you are interested in helping, please contact Michaela at or 402-423-4225. This event benefits the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation.

Event Sponsors

Beverage Sponsor


Prize Sponsor Union Title Company

Action Plumbing & Heating, Inc. & Carrier Al’s Johns Culligan Water Conditioning Dworak Plumbing Lincoln Winnelson Co. Nebraska Title Company Raynor Doors of Nebraska

For additional sponsorship opportunities, contact the HBAL office at 402-423-4225.

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Member News

Member News Fulton Now NAHB Life Director Congratulations to Steve Fulton, Fulton Construction, Inc., for achieving Life Director status with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Formal recognition of this achievement took place at the Spring Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, June 8.

Congratulations Brittany Lehms & Kirk Havranek Brittany is the daughter of Jeff & Lynne Lehms, Carpetland, and Kirk works for Ready Mixed Concrete Co.

Steve Fulton has been actively involved in supporting the mission of HBAL and NAHB and has served as a National Director with NAHB for ten years.

SCC Students Awarded Scholarships Four students from Southeast Community College received Nadine Condello Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarships for the Summer 2013 quarter. • Michael Dewey, a 4th quarter Building Construction student from Crete, NE, received $200. • Jarred Doggett, a 3rd quarter Architecture student from Lincoln, NE, received $100. • Richard Lutz, a 2nd quarter Building Construction student from Lincoln, NE, received $100. • Kirby Pomlun, a 4th quarter Building Construction student from Broken Bow, NE, received $100.


Brittany & Kirk were married June 1, 2013.

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Financial Column

Deciding When to Retire: When Timing Becomes Critical

Deciding when to retire may not be one decision but a series of decisions and calculations. For example, you’ll need to estimate not only your anticipated expenses, but also what sources of retirement income you’ll have and how long you’ll need your retirement savings to last. You’ll need to take into account your life expectancy and health as well as when you want to start receiving Social Security or pension benefits, and when you’ll start to tap your retirement savings. Each of these factors may affect the others as part of an overall retirement income plan.

Thinking about early retirement?

Retiring early means fewer earning years and less accumulated savings. Also, the earlier you retire, the more years you’ll need your retirement savings to produce income. And your retirement could last quite a while. According to a National Vital Statistics Report, people today can expect to live more than 30 years longer than they did a century ago. Not only will you need your retirement savings to last longer, but inflation will have more time to eat away at your purchasing power. If inflation is 3% a year--its historical average since 1914--it will cut the purchasing power of a fixed annual income in half in roughly 23 years. Factoring inflation into the retirement equation, you’ll probably need your retirement income to increase each year just to cover the same expenses. Be sure to take this into account when considering how long you expect (or can afford) to be in retirement. Current Life Expectancy Estimates Men


At birth



At age 65



Source: National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 61, No. 6, October 2012

There are other considerations as well. For example, if you expect to receive pension payments, early retirement may adversely affect them. Why? Because the greatest accrual of benefits generally occurs during your final years of employment, when your earning power is presumably highest. Early retirement could reduce your monthly benefits. It will affect your Social Security benefits too. Also, don’t forget that if you hope to retire before you turn 59½ and plan to start using your 401(k) or IRA savings right away, you’ll generally pay a 10% early withdrawal penalty plus any regular income tax due (with some exceptions, including disability payments and distributions from employer plans such as 401(k)s after you reach age 55 and terminate employment). Finally, you’re not eligible for Medicare until you turn 65. Unless you’ll be eligible for retiree health benefits through your employer or take a job that offers health insurance, you’ll need to calculate the cost of paying for insurance or health care out-of-pocket, at least until you can receive Medicare coverage.

into full retirement; and employers, who are able to retain an experienced worker. Employers aren’t required to offer a phased retirement program, but if yours does, it’s worth at least a review to see how it might affect your plans. Key Decision Points Age

Don’t forget ...

Eligible to tap tax-deferred savings without penalty for early withdrawal

59 1/2*

Federal income taxes will be due on pretax contributions and earnings

Eligible for early Social Security benefits


Taking benefits before full retirement age reduces each monthly payment

Eligible for Medicare


Contact Medicare 3 months before your 65th birthday

Full retirement age for Social Security

65 to 67, depending on when you were born

After full retirement age, earned income no longer affects Social Security benefits

*Age 55 for distributions from employer plans upon termination of employment

Check your assumptions

The sooner you start to plan the timing of your retirement, the more time you’ll have to make adjustments that can help ensure those years are everything you hope for. If you’ve already made some tentative assumptions or choices, you may need to revisit them, especially if you’re considering taking retirement in stages. And as you move into retirement, you’ll want to monitor your retirement income plan to ensure that your initial assumptions are still valid, that new laws and regulations haven’t affected your situation, and that your savings and investments are performing as you need them to. The article is written by Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc., but is provided by Brian W. Willet. It is meant to be used for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. Please consult with your tax, legal and financial advisor prior to making financial decisions. Insurance products are offered through insurance companies with which Waddell & Reed has sales arrangements. Copyright 2013 - Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc., all rights reserved. Waddell & Reed and Broadridge Investor Communications Solutions, Inc. are not affiliated companies. Brian W. Willet is a District Manager with Waddell & Reed in Lincoln, NE and can be reached at 402-484-7526. Waddell & Reed, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC

Delaying retirement

Postponing retirement lets you continue to add to your retirement savings. That’s especially advantageous if you’re saving in tax-deferred accounts, and if you’re receiving employer contributions. For example, if you retire at age 65 instead of age 55, and manage to save an additional $20,000 per year at an 8% rate of return during that time, you can add an extra $312,909 to your retirement fund. (This is a hypothetical example and is not intended to reflect the actual performance of any specific investment.) Even if you’re no longer adding to your retirement savings, delaying retirement postpones the date that you’ll need to start withdrawing from them. That could enhance your nest egg’s ability to last throughout your lifetime. Postponing full retirement also gives you more transition time. If you hope to trade a full-time job for running your own small business or launching a new career after you “retire,” you might be able to lay the groundwork for a new life by taking classes at night or trying out your new role part-time. Testing your plans while you’re still employed can help you anticipate the challenges of your post-retirement role. Doing a reality check before relying on a new endeavor for retirement income can help you see how much income you can realistically expect from it. Also, you’ll learn whether it’s something you really want to do before you spend what might be a significant portion of your retirement savings on it.

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Phased retirement: the best of both worlds

Some employers have begun to offer phased retirement programs, which allow you to receive all or part of your pension benefit once you’ve reached retirement age, while you continue to work part-time for the same employer. Phased retirement programs are getting more attention as the baby boomer generation ages. In the past, pension law for private sector employers encouraged workers to retire early. Traditional pension plans generally weren’t allowed to pay benefits until an employee either stopped working completely or reached the plan’s normal retirement age (typically age 65). This frequently encouraged employees who wanted a reduced workload but hadn’t yet reached normal retirement age to take early retirement and go to work elsewhere (often for a competitor), allowing them to collect both a pension from the prior employer and a salary from the new employer. However, pension plans now are allowed to pay benefits when an employee reaches age 62, even if the employee is still working and hasn’t yet reached the plan’s normal retirement age. Phased retirement can benefit both prospective retirees, who can enjoy a more flexible work schedule and a smoother transition

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Economic Forecast for 2nd Half 2013: Sunny with Cloudy Periods

Economic Forecast for 2nd Half 2013: Sunny with Cloudy Periods Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. • GraphsandLaughs, LLC

Looking ahead at the second half of 2013, the economic news is pretty solid. The US economy is on the mend, the labor market is slowly healing and house prices are up about 10% from yearago levels. In addition, Europe (while in recession) appears to be holding together, DC budget brinksmanship is fading, car and light-truck sales along with consumer sentiment are rising, and new home construction continues its steady ascent. The only serious domestic fly in the ointment is the significant fiscal drag from Washington as the result of sequestration and year-end tax increases. The biggest foreign drag is Europe’s recession which is hurting US exports.

As for jobs, despite an improving labor market, the unemployment rate at the end of the year will remain above 7%. And combined with an annual inflation rate of well below 2%, it makes me think Bernanke and the rest of the voting members of the interest ratesetting Federal Open Market Committee will continue purchasing $85 billion/month in Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities at least through October 2013. Any tapering of QE3 will commence in late 2013 and more likely in early 2014.

With all this in mind, I expect Q3 GDP to be about 1.75% and Q4 GDP to come in slightly higher at 2.1%. As for housing starts, in Q3 they should, for the first time in years, exceed a million units (seasonally adjusted and annualized) with single family starts coming in at 675,000 and multifamily starts reaching a pace of about 340,000. In Q4 single family starts should hit to 700,000 with multifamily starts unchanged.

Another reason why QE3 will be maintained in that due to weak wage growth, consumer spending is rising quite slowly and is being fueled, at least in part, by a decline in the personal savings rate which now stands at a scant 2.5%. Of course rising stock prices, improving home values and easing credit market conditions are also aiding the rise in consumer spending. But a sudden rise in interest rates could derail these positive developments and weaken manufacturing, which is currently neither expanding nor contracting. As such, the risk is simply not worth the return, at least for now.

Inflation will remain benign. The combination of weak global growth, flat to declining energy and commodity prices, and flat to mildly rising food prices will keep CPI growth well below 2%. Moreover, the combination of tiny rises in import prices, producer prices, consumer prices and anemic wage growth means that personal consumption expenditure inflation, the Feds preferred inflation measure, will barely exceed 1%, giving the Federal Reserve ample room to continue its program of quantitative easing.

What would change my thinking about QE3 would be consistent monthly non-farm payroll job growth of greater than 187,000. If we manage to achieve that, the Fed would likely reduce the amount of its monthly bonds purchases and interest rates would rise. However, given a growing economy, the rate rises would not be growth-sapping and I put the chances of a new recession at no more than 10%. In the meantime, I look forward to continued, slow and steady improvement the rest of the year.

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Membership Drive

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Do you know someone who is not an HBAL member but would benefit from a healthy housing industry? Would you like the chance to win up to $500? Do you enjoy the show “Duck Dynasty” and watch it religiously? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we would love to have you be a part of the Mike Dynasty Membership Drive! See the Mike Dynasty Membership Drive page for more information.

• House Beams • Columns • Brick Lintels • Joists & Deck • Miscellaneous Plate, Angle, Pipe & Tubing

Lunch is on us! Congratulations to Mark Hunt, Contractors Siding & Window Supply on winning the June drawing! We will be in touch to make plans for your free lunch!

Increase Your Chance to Win!

All HBAL members are entered to win the monthly drawing, but you can increase your chances by • dropping your business card in the designated bucket at the HBAL office or an HBAL event • visit the Mike Dynasty Membership Drive* page on and click on the Mike Dynasty logo

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Mike Dynasty Membership Drive

Team Mike1 Alan Sutton (1) • Campbell Construction New Homes, Inc. Donna Youngquist (1) • Erickson Homes Linda Potter (1) • Hoback Custom Homes Steve Champoux (1) • Legacy Homes Jerry Boyce (1) • Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity Mike Kinning (2) • X Foundations, LLC • Cory Reimnitz - Mutual of Omaha

Team Mike2

Membership Prizes 1st Place Prize

$50 per new member recruited up to $500

2nd Place Prize

$40 per new member recruited up to $400

Vladimir Oulianov (4) • DeRun Construction and Homes, Inc. • Dun-Rite Homes, Inc. • Geysun Style Homes, Inc. • Manion Construction, Inc. Pat Ohmberger (1) • Legacy Construction Terry Kraft (1) • Prudential Ambassador Real Estate

3rd Place Prize

$30 per new member recruited up to $300

Bonus Prize

$100 for the first 10 members who recruit 10 new members Membership contest runs from January 1, 2013 to November 11, 2013. For complete rules or to find out which team you’re on, contact HBAL at 402-423-4225.

Current Standings 1st Place

Vladimir Oulianov New Members: 4 x $50 = Potential prize winnings: $200

2nd Place

3-way tie for 2nd Place New Members: 2 x $40 = Potential prize winnings:

$80 or $26.66 per winner 3rd Place

14-way tie for 3rd Place New Members: 1 x $30 = Potential prize winnings:

$30 or $2.14 per winner

$250 Participation Award Participate in the most HBAL or Remodelers Council meetings and events and receive $250 in cash! Contest runs April 15, 2013 to December 12, 2013. In case of a tie, the cash prize will be distributed evenly among the winners. Volunteering for or paying to attend/ participate in an event qualifies as an entry in this contest.

Lunch is on us! Each month one lucky HBAL member will receive a free lunch on us! Lunch will be brought to your office or jobsite by a member of the HBAL staff or Membership Committee. One drawing will be held each month from April 11, 2013 to December 12, 2013. Additional chances can be obtained by filling out an entry form or dropping your business card at an HBAL or Remodelers Council meeting or event or at the HBAL office. Only one entry per person per meeting/event.

Team Mike3 Stephanie Krueger-Ponce (1) • A & G Concrete Fred Hoppe (1) • DLR Group Mark Lewis (1) • Entity Designs Justin Johnson (2) • Holz Lawn & Landscaping • The Hoppe Law Firm Jim Crawford (1) • James Moock, CPA Brian Hester (1) • Trademark Builders Alan Kaiser (1) • Urethane Contracting Services Pat Mooberry (1) • Willow Ridge Builders Mike Rezac (2) • Big Red Tire Pros • Swanson Russell

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HBAL Golf Tournament

Proceeds from this event will go to the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation. Its mission is to support the educational and charitable activities of HBAL. Since 2010, the Foundation has distributed close to $22,000 through our Residential and Interior Design Contests, “If I Could Build a House” art contest, scholarship program and to the Lincoln Children’s Museum. The Foundation has also benefitted local families through our Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build and Santa Cop Project. You can find more information about the Foundation on

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HBAL Golf Tournament

See more photos from the HBAL Golf Tournament at

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HBAL Golf Tournament

Flight Winners

Door Prize Winners

First Flight

Second Flight

Third Flight

1st Place – 58

1st Place – 62 Bo Day Lucas Wieser Scott Clark Eric Briggs

1st Place – 65

TJ Artz Mike Mullendore Mark Golden Travis Brandle

2nd Place – 58

2nd Place – 63

2nd Place – 67

3rd Place – 60

Dan Walker John Haney Jason Firestone Shane Manion

Adam Flanagan Brett Sundberg Tom Huston Rob Wood

Chuck Pfenning Joe Kubick Ryan Pierce Max Rodenberg

Tom Artz Andy Shipley Kevin Erickson Dan Illian

Mike Kinning Matt Kinning Clay Peterson Martin Bollig

3rd Place – 64

Marlin Lyon Marc Hausmann Bob Sundquist Rick Caruso

3rd Place – 67

4th Place – 61

4th Place – 65

4th Place – 69

Ramsey Yousif Jim Markel Jay Merkel Dan Moser

Bob Bryant Jason Bryant Mike Bryant Bob Ryan

Linda Potter Dave Potter Terry Bullock Chris Boyd Mike Barry Marty Kasl Tony Dapsky Scott Plautz

$15 Gift Certificates to Lowe’s from HBAL Doug Prewett Grant Carter Craig Ericson Mark Carpenter Matt Franson Monte Marshman Victor Dalhman Jim Davis Rick Buresh Darrell Brown Trent Neemann Bob Lewis Jerry Fricke Travis Layton Luke Traynowicz Ben Carey Jeff White Paul Johnson Bob Marshall Steve Nockels Tommy Winn Mark Aksamit Steve Ridgeway Cal Kazebeer Kim Kumpula Herb Reese Tim Nelson Rick Pickel Gary Pitts Dale Mahlman Pat Dettmer Justin Tullis Randy Bouwens Steve Statz Ryan Sanne Katie Masaske Bruce Kumpula Randy Rentfro Dan Klein, Jr. James Everson Circulon Symmetry Pan from Nebraska Furniture Mart Doug Carpenter Embroidered Jacket from Art F/X Lea Barker Husker Shirt from Art F/X Joel Russell

Husker Shirt from Art F/X John Lanz Embroidered Cooler from Art F/X Bennett Taylor $25 Gift Card from Lowe’s Matt Murray Dan Stahr Brian Barcroft Darin Parrot

Thank You Contributors, Sponsors and Volunteers! Golf Committee

Chairman Dan Walker Ruth Hietbrink Kim Kumpula Linda Potter Lois Hartzell Chuck Pfenning Grant Carter Ron Fricke Kayla Harrison


Art F/X Fireplace Center Liberty First Credit Union Lincoln Glass Lowe’s Raynor Doors of Nebraska Shelter Distribution US Bank


Black Hills Energy Union Title Company

Lunch Sponsors

Lincoln Laminating, Inc. DataQuick Title

Thank You To...

Aqua Systems for the bottled water! Nebraska Title for the ice cream treats! Lee’s Propane Service for donating the propane! Linda Potter for organizing the grillers!

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Volunteers/Grillers Lisa Bynum Sue Eaton Brook Erhart Mike Graham James Hamlette AnDee Harris Lois Hartzell Ruth Hietbrink Mitch John Renae Lade Tami Lambie Jo Lewis Ron Morgan Jaysa Ralston Val Sabata Russ Sebek

HBAL Golf Tournament

Flag Prize Winners Hole #1: West Gate Bank

closest to the pin, 3rd shot

Jeremy Swanson

CKF - Consolidated Kitchens

longest putt made on the green

Mandy Franklin

Hole #2: Pella Products of Lincoln

closest to the pin, 2nd shot

Troy Landwehr

Lincoln Winnelson Co. longest putt made on the green

Lauren Thomas

Hole #3: Cattle National Bank & Trust Co.

longest drive in the fairway (men)

Roger Baumgarner

Cherry Hill Construction, Inc.

longest drive in the fairway (women)

Becky Bradenberg

Hole #7: Woods Bros. Realty

longest putt made on the green

Mike Mullendore

Artz & Sons Construction

shortest drive in the fairway played by group

Jim Miller

Hole #8: Structural Component Systems

INSPRO Insurance

longest putt made on the green

Dave Bayne

Hole #5: Pinnacle Bank

longest putt made on the green

Max Rodenberg

Earl Carter Lumber Co. closest to the pin, 2nd shot

Eric Briggs

Hole #6: Union Title Company longest drive in the fairway

Mike Goings

Douglas Fireplace Services

closest to the pin, any shot off the green

Jerry Boyce

closest to the flag in fairway, 1st shot

Bob Bryant

Hole #14: The Glass Edge

Union Bank & Trust Co.

longest putt made on the green

Perry Haralson

Hole #9: Lincoln Federal Savings Bank

longest drive in the fairway

Mark Russell

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery longest putt made on the green

Hole #10: Ramco Enterprises, LLC

Lucas Wieser

Stephens & Smith Construction Co.

Bryant, Katt & Associates, P.C.

Joe Kubick

Mark Golden

closest to the pin, 1st shot

Adam Flanagan

longest putt made on the green

Bob Sundquist

Hole #4: E & A Consulting Group, Inc.

closest to the pin 2nd shot

closest to the pin, 1st shot

Frontier Bank

closest to the pin, 2nd shot

Hole #13: HomeServices Lending, LLC

longest putt made on the green

Mark Smith

Reimers-Kaufman Concrete Products Co. & Ready Mixed Concrete Co.

closest to the pin, 2nd shot

Brad Barker

Hole #11: Cornhusker Bank

longest drive in the fairway

Lynn Knuth

closest to the pin, 1st shot

John Stallings

Hole #15: Schaefer’s, Inc.

longest putt made on green

Dave Miller

Nebraska Land Title & Abstract

closest to the pin, 2nd shot

Ryan Good

Hole #16: Security First Bank

closest to the pin, any shot off the green

Jay Merkel

Home Real Estate

longest drive in the fairway

Adam Albee

Hole #17: Millard Lumber, Inc.

closest to the pin, 3rd shot

Brett Sundberg

A1 Mold Testing and Remediation Services

shortest drive in the fairway played by the group

Derek Zimmerman

Jeremy Oberding

Factory Direct Appliance

Hole #18: City Bank & Trust Co.

closest to the pin, 3rd shot

Jason Firestone

Hole #12: Yankee Hill Brick and Tile Company

closest to the pin, 2nd shot

Dave Johnson

Drywall Unlimited, Inc. longest drive in the fairway

Clay Peterson

closest to the pin, 1st shot

Avery Quakenbush

Neemann & Sons, Inc. longest putt made on the green

Trevor Neemann

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Add Value, Pleasure To Your Home With a Well-Tended Yard

Add Value, Pleasure To Your Home With a Well-Tended Yard Do you and your family have fun in your yard, or is it just unused space that means you have a long list of chores this weekend? A well-planned yard gives you extra room to enjoy without adding a tremendous amount of upkeep, and summer is a great time for you to start making a master plan for your yard for the years to come. Polls continually show millions of American households spent billions of dollars on professional landscaping and lawn care services, revealing that home owners recognize the value of caring for their yards. In addition, the National Association of Home Builders estimates that builders plant a minimum of two trees per lot, and six to eight trees are not uncommon on larger lots. Also, surveys show that builders are conserving more mature trees since established foliage adds value to homes. To make your master plan, walk around your property. Note how your house sits on the lot, where your garage, tool shed, deck, pool or other structure is and what plants you have now. Think about what you would like to have a year from now. Is it more trees for shade, more grass to play in, a flower or herb garden for cutting, or just reworking an area that takes too much time to maintain? Once you know what you want, start thinking about the plants you will need. A healthy, lush and vibrant lawn or garden starts with your choice of plants. Choose trees, flowers, shrubs and other plants that grow well in your area. This may sound limiting, but by choosing plants that are native or tested to be tolerant of the weather in your area, your yard will require less work and give you better results. Visit your local garden center, arboretum or botanical garden for advice and ideas. Look for sections that are

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like your yard, and choose plants that grow well there whether you want brilliant flowers, ground cover, shrubbery or herbs. It is very important to monitor the cycles of light and moisture in your yard. Late summer is a good time to note where the sun is at different times of the day and to record how much water is available naturally. Watch for areas of day-long shade, and do not put sun-loving plants in those spots. Likewise, don’t put shade plants where they get full sun all day. In addition, take a sample of the dirt in your yard to a county extension agent or garden center, and ask them to determine the pH and chemical composition of your soil. Your soil’s characteristics will have a significant impact on what you will be able to grow successfully. While you are at the garden center or arboretum, watch for tips such as planting a low water-demand plant at higher elevation than a plant which needs more water. Excess moisture from rain or watering will trickle down from the low water-demand plant to the thirstier plant nearby. In general, selecting diseaseresistant, drought-tolerant plants makes sense no matter what you plan to do in your yard. Two key elements of a beautiful garden are shape and texture. Think of your landscape as a photograph or painting framed by plants. Larger trees and plants belong in the back of your yard, medium-sized shrubs and flowers go in the middle of the visual field and short, smaller plants go in the front. To give shape to your garden, select a variety of plants with varying shapes and sizes. Texture comes from plants with a variety of leaves — shiny hosta, fuzzy herbs, dull azalea, prickly yucca or aloe. Also, keep architectural details in mind when you choose plants. Rough, textured plants will highlight stucco walls, but a picket fence will look better with soft flowers and gentle vines. Don’t forget to look at your yard from all angles, including noticing what you’ll see when you look through the windows from inside your home. By taking the time to think through what you want your yard to look like, and noting what your limitations are, you’ll have greater success with your efforts. In addition, you’ll spend more time enjoying your yard instead of working in it, and you’ll see an added benefit when you sell your home since a well-planned landscape adds value to any piece of property.

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Fall Parade of Homes

2013 Fall Parade of Homes Contract October 6-13, 2013

Early Bird Deadline - July 19, 2013 • Final Deadline - July 26, 2013 Exact Address of Entry

Name of Entry


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:



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


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


The following information will be used for the Find A Home section on Your Parade entry will be listed throughout the Parade. It will be removed after the Parade if it is sold or on November 13, 2013 (whichever occurs first). You can continue your listing after November 13, 2013 for $25 per month. Property Type:








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

Dates to Remember


Square Footage:


Acres: Block

Walkout Basement:


Lot No

July 19

Early Bird Deadline

July 26

Final Deadline, Renderings & Narratives Due

October 4

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

October 6-13

Parade of Homes Sundays 1:00 - 6:00 p.m., Weekdays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 - 6:00 p.m

October 14

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



Garage Stalls:

Location Details:


Your check must be submitted by July 26. (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:

Fall Parade of Homes

2013 Fall Guidebook Advertising Contract October 6-13, 2013

Early Bird Deadline - July 19, 2013 • Final Deadline: July 26, 2013 Circulation: Five thousand books are distributed to Parade visitors. 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





ZIP Code


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 Ad Size Full Page 1/2 Page 1/4 Page Centerfold*



Dimensions 7.75” wide x 10.375” high 7.75” wide x 5” high 3.75” wide x 5” high 15.5” wide x 10.375” high

Early Bird

Final Deadline

 $775  $475  $335  $1,700

 $800  $505  $360  $1,760

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

 $400

7.75” wide x 10.375” high

*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 Spring Parade Guidebook.  I want HBAL to revise my ad (see hourly rates under “Revisions”).

 I will furnish an ad to HBAL by July 26, 2013.  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

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New Members

Welcome New Members Big Red Tire Pros Dan Kester (Lynda)

4900 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-420-6100 Cellular: 402-430-7596 Fax: 402-420-6173 Email: Website: Description: We are a family-owned tire and automotive business founded in 2008. Our philosophy is simple: have fun, be honest, provide great services and treat your customers right. Sponsor: Mike Rezac, Rezac Construction, Inc. Reason I joined HBAL: Better connections with the home builders and contractors. Company Information: Dan previously owned an excavating/ grading business in Lincoln before entering into the tire business. Personal: fishing, boating, family and friends

The Hoppe Law Firm

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


M-F 7:30am - 5pm

Ward F. Hoppe (Julie)

P.O. Box 6036, 5631 S. 48th Street #220, Lincoln, NE 68506 Phone: 402-328-8100 Cellular: 402-890-1600 Fax: 402-328-8104 Email: Website: • Susan Napolitano Description: Law firm concentrating in real estate matters and construction law. Real estate developer. Sponsor: Justin Johnson, Hoppe Homes, LP

Swanson Russell Rebecca Shepard

1222 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 Phone: 402-437-6400 Fax: 402-437-6401 Email: Website: Description: Swanson Russell is Nebraska-based marketing communications firm with offices in Lincoln and Omaha. In addition to working with local and regional clients, the full-service agency is nationally recognized for expertise in agriculture, healthcare, outdoor recreation, construction and the green industry. Sponsor: Mike Rezac, Rezac Construction, Inc. Reason I joined HBAL: To engage with local construction professionals and learn more about their trade. What I hope to get out of my membership: Education and knowledge about the construction business. Company Information: For more information about Swanson Russell’s Real Connection approach to advertising, public relations, interactive and branding services, visit

Local service for the life of your mortgage loan. At Cornhusker Bank, we believe when you come to us for a mortgage loan, you expect to continue to work with us well beyond closing. This is why we offer to service your mortgage right here in Lincoln.*

Life is good when banking is simple. Stop by, call, or visit us online to learn more. 56th & South St.


* Not all mortgage loans qualify for the local servicing program. Please contact a mortgage lender for details.

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Member FDIC


Renewals | Directory Changes | The Value of an Active Associate Member

Thanks for Renewing Your Membership!

(Please allow 60 days for names to appear on this list.) Al’s Johns, 14 years American National Bank of Lincoln, 11 years Capitol City Electric, Inc., 17 years Civil Design Group, 8 years CS Kitchen & Bath Studio, 23 years Don Johnson Homes, Inc., 15 years EMO Flooring Company, 11 years The Frontier Group, 4 years Hoppe Homes, LP, 23 years Jerry’s Basement Waterproofing, Inc., 17 years KLIN 1400, 38 years Lyle’s Drywall Service, Inc., 11 years Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA), 32 years Oncenter Construction, Inc., 8 years R & D Custom Homes, 17 years Residential Drafting Services, Inc. (RDS), 12 years Special Tee Remodeling, 3 years Stonybrook Homes, Inc., 8 years Summit Homes, L.L.C., 18 years Tremco Barrier Solutions, 1 year

Directory Changes • New address for Dun-Rite Homes, Inc. is 1217 N. 95th Street, Lincoln, NE 68505-3103. • New address for Erickson Homes is 7320 Jacobs Creek Drive, Apt. 437, Lincoln, NE 68512-9577. • New address for Krieser Dr ywall & Insulation is 7017 Wildrye Road, Lincoln, NE 68521-6661. • New principle contact for Tomorrow’s Online Marketing is Jeff Doushram. Address: 2621 Sursey Court, Lincoln, NE 68512 Phone: 402-200-4838 Email: • New address for Vitruvian Homes is P.O. Box 68542, Lincoln, NE 68542. • New principle contact for Tremco Barrier Solutions is Kevin Van Gilder. Phone: 913-908-7911 Email: • New address for S & S Homes, Inc. is P.O. Box 82066, Lincoln, NE 68501-2066.

The Value of an Active Associate Member Active Associate Members are the volunteers that have decided to help their HBA through volunteerism and/or financial support. Active associates plan and prepare for the association’s much needed net-profit generating events, they make the member outreach for sponsorships, member retention and recruitment, support HBA events through attendance and have taken a proactive stance in educating their co-workers and employers to the HBA’s value to the home builder. There are a lot of associates who are members, but only 10-20% take an active role in HBA support. Active associates are indispensable to our association/industry. Home builders who seek out and utilize the active associates are the ones who are in this industry for the long haul. Active associates care about the home builders’ concerns, and risks, and want to secure their own company’s business interests as well. The value of an active associate can not be measured in black and white, unless you are looking at your HBA’s budget. But if you believe in the value of the HBA, you can’t ignore the reasons why the HBA is financially healthy, vibrant and relevant. Active associate members are volunteers that balance that fine line between association initiatives and their employment initiatives. And the active associates’ industry knowledge, gained by being involved, makes them more than just a sales rep; it makes them a valuable trade partner to the home builder and an invaluable asset to their employer! What better way to thank those active associates by giving them the opportunities to help with their continued employment. “Do Business with a Member” is a slogan from NAHB that state and local HBAs have utilized in directories or other HBA publications. But it is so much more than a slogan; it should be gospel. Let’s turn the knob up further; “Do Business with An ACTIVE member,” starting with active associates. We need to support those active associate members and give them thanks. As financially difficult as times were over the past several years, these members did not abandon the HBA. Their value is their loyalty, loyalty to the HBA and home building industry as well as the continued protection for all of our careers, builder and associate. The “Do Business with An Active Associate Member” philosophy can only help engage dormant members to become engaged and increase the power of the HBA’s protection of the home building industry. That protection helps all associates with the current customers. The HBA gives you opportunities for business and to rise above your competitors by being active. I can only hope and encourage every member to keep appreciating those active associates or start to appreciate their efforts. While this may only be June, September will be here before you know it. September is “Associate Appreciation Month,” so declared by NAHB and many local and state HBAs. Maybe it should not have to be declared and is the mindset all year round. Thank you to all the active associate members for giving me the opportunity to have a career in the home building industry. Article courtesy of Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP,

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Educational Opportunities Through NAHB

Educational Opportunities Through NAHB NAHB is working with the Learning Resources Network, Inc. (LERN) to offer a variety of on-demand online courses and certificates through its learning platform, “UGotClass.” Students can register for all courses up to one week after the “begin” date. Courses will stay open for one week after the end date to accommodate those who registered late. NAHB awards four hours of continuing education per month-long class.

Courses for 2013 Course Title

Begin Date

End Date


Facebook for Business

July 1

July 26


Google Analytics

July 1

July 26



July 1

July 26


Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect:

Course Title

Begin Date

End Date


• These courses are on demand, not live; however, you have instructor interaction through the discussion area.

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization

August 5

August 30


• In the online classroom, you can listen to audio lectures, view slides and even take an optional quiz to test yourself.

Introduction to Social Media

Sept 3

Sept 27


• You may post written comments any time to have a discussion with your fellow participants and the instructor. Your instructor logs on once a day to answer questions, make comments and respond to your comments. For best learning, you should make one or more comments at two or three different times each week.

Marketing using Social Media

July 1

July 26


Take all three social media courses and earn your Social Media for Business Certificate for the bundled price of $495! Course Title

Begin Date

End Date


Improving Email Promotions

Sept 3

Sept 27


• Many courses have online readings of up to 20 pages a week.

Boosting Your Website Traffic July 1

July 26


• You may participate as little or as often as you like. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. The content (readings, audio lectures, slides), self-quizzes, and discussion forum are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, and post comments or questions at your convenience.

Online Advertising

August 30


Home Lending Team

Denise Spencer

Take all three eMarketing Essentials courses and earn your eMarketing Essentials Certificate for the bundled price of $495! Course Title

Begin Date

End Date


Mobile Marketing

Sept 3

Sept 27


Creating Cell Phone Apps

July 1

July 26


Advanced Mobile Marketing

August 5

August 30


Take all three Mobile Marketing courses and earn your Mobile Marketing Certificate for the bundled price of $595!

Scott Williamson

Adam Flanagan

August 5

Matt Fuller Marla Stahl

Course Title

Begin Date

End Date


Video Marketing

Sept 3

Sept 27


YouTube for Business

July 1

July 26


Take both Video Marketing courses and earn your Video Marketing Certificate for the bundled price of $395! Technical Requirements: • Internet access with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari Web browsers. • Audio software such as Windows Media, Real, Quicktime or Flash. • Speakers to listen to audio.

Strong Foundations Begin

Learn more about each course, future dates, and register now at

With Great People

West Gate Bank recognizes that people make the difference. Our staff is knowledgeable, experienced and committed to providing excellent service. Whether you are building, buying or refinancing your home, experience the West Gate Bank difference. Create your customized loan program today.

Did you know? Tennessee was originally known as Franklin; West Virginia was nearly named Kanawha, and Utah almost became the state of Deseret. - The Amazing Fact Generator

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Webinar Wednesdays

Webinar Wednesdays

Prepare for the Changes to the 2012 Codes Energy Requirements

Build an Energy-Efficient Log Home? YOU BET! Wednesday, July 31, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Design and Technology series

Wednesday, July 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Business Improvement series

New construction codes require builders, remodelers, and their trade partners to have increasingly sophisticated knowledge of building science principles and energy efficiency. The 2012 codes include numerous and significant changes to Energy requirements and for the first time, a requirement for whole-house mechanical ventilation in virtually all new homes. Presented by NAHB BuilderBooks

The ABC’s of BIM: Building Information Modeling & Residential Construction Wednesday, July 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Business Improvement series

Building planning, design and construction have taken advantage of technological innovations to streamline activity, increase efficiency, and keep costs down. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one such development that is making steady inroads in home building. This webinar is an introduction to BIM, highlighting what it is, what it isn’t and why builders, remodelers, vendors and contractors need to pay attention to this ever-growing and influential trend. Presented by NAHB Business Management

Think log homes are gorgeous, but leaky, drafty energy guzzlers? Think again. Energy efficiency and maintenance begin in the design phase, and industry expert Paul Peebles will show you how to develop a construction plan for energy efficiency early in the process and carry that plan through completion. Presented by NAHB Building Systems Councils

Achieving Green Development Objectives Through Site Planning and the NGBS Wednesday, August 21, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Design and Technology series

Land planning professionals will walk through how to evaluate green and sustainable opportunities on a development site that can help achieve your project’s best potential and even earn points under the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS). Get practical, cost-effective ideas to enhance your project, gain an understanding of land planning alternatives that add to development potential, and learn how to create competitive but sustainable green development options that can work in your market. Presented by NAHB Land Development Committee and NAHBGreen

Boomers in Your Backyard Registration Opening Soon!

Financing for Home Builders Wednesday, July 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Housing Policy and Finance series

This webinar will review the current challenges facing home builders who are seeking acquisition, development and construction financing and explore the opportunities for obtaining credit through various financing sources.The speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the various financing options and offer guidance on working effectively with each type of entity to achieve the best results for your business needs. Presented by NAHB Housing Finance Committee


Sales and Marketing series

Discover the demographic trends that are forming a very large group of mature market buyers and renters in both the general housing market and in the active adult sector in this webinar. Participants will learn what’s important for active adult communities in terms of location, zoning, and amenities. Participants will also learn what’s different in marketing to this group of buyers, and what is available specifically to such buyers in the way of financial help. Presented by NAHB 50+ Council

The GM trucks you need. Now at the price you want. NAHB members can receive a $500 private offer1 toward the purchase or lease of most new GM vehicles for business or personal use. Just visit your local Chevrolet or Buick/ GMC dealer, choose an eligible vehicle and present your NAHB proof of membership. Then stack this offer with additional incentives from the National Fleet Purchase Program2 and Business Choice.3 Plus, ask your dealer about the all-new 2-Year/30,000Mile Business Maintenance Plan.4 For private offer details, visit Example savings on a Chevrolet Silverado HD/GMC Sierra HD:

500 + $3,500 + $1,000 $5,000


NAHB Private Offer1

National Fleet Purchase Program (FVX)2

Accessory Cash Allowance3

In potential value

Offer valid toward the purchase or lease of eligible 2012, 2013 and 2014 model year GM passenger cars, vans, SUVs and truck models. Excludes: Chevrolet Caprice, Captiva Sport, Volt; all Cadillac models. Not available with some other offers. Not valid on prior purchases. Program subject to change without notice. See dealer for details. Take delivery by 1/3/14. 2 Offer eligible for non-CAP customers only through 12/31/13. See dealer for details. 3 To qualify, vehicles must be used in the day-to-day operation of the business and not solely for transportation purposes. Must provide proof of business. Visit or your Chevrolet or GMC dealer for details. Take delivery by 9/30/13. 4 According to your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule for up to two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. Covers six oil changes for gasoline engines and four oil changes for diesel. Extra charge may apply for dual rear wheel tire rotations. See participating dealer for restrictions and complete details. ©2013 General Motors. All rights reserved. 13-00057-007 (1/2013) 1


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Building Permits Building Permits

City of Lincoln - 10 -Year Table

Jan. Feb. March YTD

Jan. Feb. March Total Avg. Cost

SF 74 73 137 284

2004 TH MF SF 8 5 54 9 24 66 18 20 92 35 49 212


19 13 34 66

2006 Cost 333,000 426,676 613,750 1,373,426 20,809

2005 TH 21 10 11 42


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

MF SF 0 72 4 58 4 82 8 212

7 4 33 44

2006 TH 14 20 17 51

2007 Cost 87,400 314,300 1,283,155 1,684,855 38,292

2007 2008 MF SF TH MF SF TH MF 0 40 8 4 35 19 6 2 35 4 12 22 0 4 16 59 40 112 41 28 2 18 134 52 128 98 47 12

SF 11 29 30 70

2009 TH 14 2 14 30

MF 0 3 2 5

SF 24 32 42 98

2010 TH 7 18 6 31

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

9 9 36 54

2008 Cost 1,364,460 141,600 589,154 2,095,214 38,800


2 5 10 17

2009 Cost 52,000 125,240 206,900 384,140 22,596


6 3 11 20

2010 Cost 152,980 99,500 317,000 569,480 28,474


3 7 18 28

MF 2 60 8 70

SF 22 26 42 90

2011 TH 0 0 10 10

2011 Cost 80,100 178,700 452,005 710,805 25,386

MF 4 20 180 204


2 5 10 17

SF 27 31 47 105

2012 TH 4 13 24 41

2013 SF TH 24 2 35 4 46 9 105 15

MF 0 144 36 180

2012 Cost 43,500 107,786 691,458 842,744 49,573


6 2 9 17

MF 0 0 0 0

2013 Cost 422,000 33,000 397,600 852,600 50,153

Remodeling Permits: Alterations

Jan. Feb. March Total Avg. Cost


89 87 100 276

2006 Cost 1,007,372 967,125 1,147,674 3,122,171 11,312


88 78 107 273

2007 Cost 1,163,863 909,207 1,280,089 3,353,159 12,283

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

81 76 89 246

2008 Cost 907,619 947,505 800,412 2,655,536 10,795


71 76 72 219

2009 Cost 784,232 706,588 946,927 2,437,747 11,131


57 69 125 251

2010 Cost 502,454 600,743 1,229,150 2,332,347 9,292


69 79 104 252

2011 Cost 988,395 893,584 900,086 2,782,065 11,040


81 69 96 246

2012 Cost 804,484 565,929 1,055,957 2,426,370 9,863


66 42 66 174

2013 Cost 751,024 702,668 1,020,016 2,473,708 14,217

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YOUR AD HERE! This 3.75” x 2.25” space and the 7” x 4.5” space below are available for an ad. For more information, please contact Jennie at 402-423-4225 or

It pays to build more energy-efficient homes. Just let us know where to send the check.

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



The LES Sustainable Energy Program provides homebuilders significant incentives for installing high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment — up to $1,000 per ton on heat pumps and $750 per ton on air conditioners. Whether you keep the incentives or pass them on to clients, you’ll help save energy, reduce environmental impact and delay the need to build expensive power plants. Help keep Lincoln’s electric rates among the lowest in the nation. Visit our website or call 402.473.3275 for complete details.

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Lincoln Business Builder (July 2013)  

Monthly newsletter of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln

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