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The Lincoln


BUILDER March 2017

Published monthly by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln

Vol. 54 No. 3


Annual HBAL Chili Cookoff

Kids 12 years and younger are FREE!


March 13

Reigning Champions, Lincoln Federal Savings Bank will be competing for their 3rd consecutive title! We hope you can join us! See pages 6 & 7 for more information!

Also in this issue... • Tour of Remodeled Homes

page 9

• Recycling Ordinance page 10

• Home Show Recap

pages 14-19



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Winding, fully paved, tree lined curbed streets with split medians and large landscaped roundabouts.

Large .5 to 1+ acre estate lots, nestled within 45+ acres of Rolling Hills.

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President’s Message

President’s Message March 2017 Vol. 54, No. 3


President’s Message 3 Calendar of Events 4 Dr. Joel to Speak at Tribute to Youth 4 LHBCF Golf Tournament 5 Chili Cook-off 6-7 Tour of Remodeled Homes 9 Cardboard Recycling 10 Member News 11 Don’t Hope Friend...Decide 13 2017 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show 14-19 Remodelers Council Food Bank House 16 Interior & Residential Design Contest 17 If I Could Build A House Art Contest 18 Exhibitor Evaluations 19 Young Building Professionals Council 20-21 HBAL/MOBA Coalition 22 HOMEPAC 23 Renewals 24 Directory Changes 24 Cancellations 24 New Members 25 Building Permits 26

Home Builders Association of Lincoln 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C, Lincoln, NE 68516 (402) 423-4225 phone • (402) 423-4251 fax • The Lincoln Business Builder is published 12 times per year by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln. 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. Michaela Harrison Jennie Korth

Publisher Editor, Photographer, Designer

HBAL Staff Jennie Korth, Laure Husmann, Andrea Wilkins

Matt Kleinschmit HBAL President

Success!!! Great thanks to the entire HBAL Membership who helped to make the 45th Annual Nebraska Builders Home and Garden Show the most successful show ever held! Over 275 exhibitors, along with great weather, brought out a high attendance. Special thanks to the HBAL staff and volunteers for their vision and their professionalism ensuring this success. Appreciation!!! I am so thankful for all the friendships that I have made participating in HBAL events. My personality proves to be a bit timid causing me to hold back from simply visiting with others. I have found that opening up a little has really elevated my self esteem and I can honestly say I am enjoying life more than I ever have. The camaraderie within HBAL is one of the greatest assets that HBAL has to offer. Don’t get me wrong, HBAL does an enormous amount of good for our industry, however elevating one’s way of life is something to be noted. Comaraderie!!! I wanted to share something I recently read: “We are made to be in relationships – to bless and to be blessed by the care and companionship offered by others. God wants us to be in friendships that bring joy into our lives, that bring us closer to him, and that make us better people.” I challenge you, as I challenge myself, to loosen up a bit and just have fun with others by looking at your immediate schedule and extending an invitation to someone. I promise you the warmth of a friend goes a long way. On the horizon… On March 13, HBAL will be hosting the 9th Annual Chili Cook Off. FYI, the Chili Cook Off replaced a general membership meeting with a fun and interactive atmosphere. To ensure this fun atmosphere, the HBAL staff has put together plenty of door prizes, balloon creations for the kids and delicious cinnamon rolls to go along with the chili. As this will be my first year attending, I encourage you to join in the fun and visit with your colleagues and friends and please bring the whole family. FYI, there are still booths available for your own special chili recipe. Sign up and take on the “past, present and future” HBAL Presidents! God Bless you in all you do,

Executive Committee Matt Kleinschmit, President Bo Jones, President Elect Denny Van Horn, 1st Vice President Perry Haralson, 2nd Vice President Lori Wellman, CKD, CGR, CAPS, Secretary Bob Bryant, Treasurer Justin Johnson, Immediate Past President Michaela Harrison, Executive Vice President

Board of Directors Mark Aksamit Taylor Ashburn Jess Baker, CGP Kelli Fleek Ruth Hietbrink Matt Kinning Jerry Maher, CGP, CAPS, CGB, Stephanie Krueger-Ponce Lance Roach Marlene Stroup Ken Svoboda Jason Woita

Remodelers Council Pam Magner

Young Building Professionals Council Tyler Reynolds

Past Presidents Jerry Boyce Jim Christo, CGR, CGB Steve Fulton Mike Goings John Hoppe, Jr. Ward Fred Hoppe Mike Kinning Dan Klein, Sr. Rick Krueger Dan Kubr Joe McKee Donn Mann Sam Manzitto Mike May Roger Reynolds Mike Rezac J. Greg Schwinn Greg Shinaut Bob Stephens

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Calendar of Events | Dr. Joel to Speak at Tribute to Youth

Calendar of Events Mar. 1

Remodelers Council Meeting Tour of Cornhusker Bank • 84th & O Streets 11:30 a.m. • Cost: $10 per person for lunch

Mar. 3

Spring Parade of Homes Final Deadline

Mar. 9

Mar. 10

Board of Directors Meeting HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 10:30 a.m. Tour of Remodeled Homes Deadline

Mar. 13

9th Annual Chili Cook-off Shrine Center • 1050 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 • 12 years & under are FREE

Mar. 21

YBP Midday Meetup See pg. 20 for more details. 12:00 p.m. • Lunch is on your own

Dr. Joel to Speak at Tribute to Youth Dr. Steve Joel will be the guest speaker at our annual Tribute to Youth event on Monday, April 10. This annual event honors the winners of our Interior and Residential Design Contest and the “If I Could Build a House” Art Contest. (see pages 17 and 18 for a list of winners.) The future of building is in the hands of these young people who are showing an interest in interior or residential design or simply drawing the home of their dreams. We hope you join us on April 10 as we pay tribute to youth! In 2010, Dr. Steve Joel joined Lincoln Public Schools as superintendent. Previously, he served for ten years as superintendent in Grand Island and eight years in Beatrice. A native of Long Island, New York, he has degrees from Doane College, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Kansas State University. Dr. Joel has been honored with a wide variety of awards and distinctions including: Nebraska Superintendent of the Year and Leadership Excellence by the Educational Resource Development Institute. He also has been active in many community clubs and coalitions, and serves on a number of boards including the Chamber of Commerce, Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln Community Foundation, The Career Academy and President of the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Board. In his time as superintendent at various school districts, Dr. Joel has focused on comprehensive solutions to significant school and community issues. The immigration raid in Grand Island led to the formation of a community coalition to begin the arduous process of rebuilding community unity, and the tragic fire that resulted in a complete loss of the Lincoln Public Schools District Office allowed for the construction of a new facility. More recently, Lincoln has grown rapidly to include almost 41,000 students and 8,000 staff members. With Dr. Joel’s leadership, Lincoln Public Schools has adopted a comprehensive instructional technology plan and developed The Career Academy leading Nebraska into the next phase of K12 education.

Tribute to Youth

Monday, April 10 6:00 p.m. Social | 6:30 p.m. Dinner Nebraska Champions Club 4  Lincoln Business Builder

LHBCF Golf Tournament


Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation

Golf Tournament Benefitting

Sponsorship & Golfer Registration Yes! I would like to be a:


#150 Highlands Golf Course Friday, June 2, 2017 “Texas Scramble” $65 per person First tee-off at 6:45 a.m. Last tee-off at 4:00 p.m.


Hole Sponsor...................................... $200


Hotdog Sponsor.................................. $150


Hamburger Sponsor........................... $300


Giveaway Sponsor

Item: ________________

q I do not wish to be a sponsor, but I do want to support Habitat for Humanity’s Build 150.

Enclosed is my contribution of $______.

q I would like to register a team (Cost: $65 per golfer) Name: Company: E-mail: Golfer #1: Golfer #2: Golfer #3: Golfer #4: Preferred tee time: Total Amount Due: $

We are excited to dedicate the proceeds from this tournament to Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln’s 150th home to be completed later this year!

q Check enclosed Complete the above form and mail it with payment to:

Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C Lincoln, NE 68516

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Chili Cook-off

Join us for this family-friendly event! Monday, March 13, 2017


Shrine Center 1050 Saltillo Road

Annual HBAL Chili Cookoff

(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

(12 years & under are FREE)

Prizes! Chili Entrant Info Cost for a booth - FREE Chili preparation and booth set-up: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. *All preparation MUST be done at the Shrine Center!* Exhibitors (cooks) will: • Prepare 3 gallons of chili (in a roaster pan) • Have their own meat thermometer • Bring a table cover • Provide their own three-prong extension cords • Have the option to decorate your booth (Please, do not attach anything to the walls or use materials that cannot be easily vacuumed. Thank you!)

• Name their chili • Help with clean-up at the end of the night HBAL will provide: • 8 ft. table • Chairs • Electrical outlet

• Bowls, spoons, napkins • Crackers • Prizes

Contact Andrea at if you would like to enter the contest.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Chili to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Winners will be determined by a vote of those in attendance.

Kids 12 years and younger are FREE!

Raffle Items!! $50 Gift Card from Nebraska Title Passes to the Lincoln Children’s Museum Union Title Company Cooler & Gift Card $25 to HyVee from Lincoln Title $25 to HyVee from NLTA If you are interested in donating a prize or sponsoring part of the event, please contact Andrea at 402-423-4225 or

Thank You!

Lincoln Federal Savings Bank for providing the keg of beer. Culligan Water Conditioning for providing the bottled water. West Gate Bank for providing the Miller & Paine Cinnamon Rolls.

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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Chili Cook-off

The Contestants 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Lincoln Federal Savings Bank Home Depot Lincoln Laminating Window Option Specialists Black Hills Energy The Window & Door Store & Hartland Homes 7. Habitat For Humanity 8. Presidential Chili 9. Dann Husmann 10. Peoples Mortgage Company 11. 12.

pots Just 2 s ing! remain 225 to

-423-4 Call 402 ili today! h c r u o y enter

Save us a call and RSVP by March 7.

Please remember to RSVP even if you have a booth! Company Name:________________________________ _____ No, we will not be attending. _____ Yes, we will be attending with _____ adults and _____ children under 12. _____ Yes, I’d like to enter the Chili Cook-off! (Please list names below) ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

Fax to HBAL at 402-423-4251 or call 402-423-4225 or e-mail 7 ď ´ Lincoln Business Builder

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Tour of Remodeled Homes

Tour of Remodeled Homes Saturday & Sunday • April 29 & 30, 2017 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Remodeler’s Contract I.

Entry deadline Friday, March 10, 2017. A. First entry fee is $550. B. Additional entries are $350. C. HBAL members not belonging to the Remodelers Council will pay an additional $75 per entry.

II. I agree to submit all of the following additional materials by Friday, March 10, 2017:

A. Information sheet about the project giving a description and a map showing the location of the entry. B. Photo or drawing of the completed project.

III. The project must showcase a change in shape, form, or function of the residence, and not have been shown to the public before. IV. The purpose of the Tour of Remodeled Homes is to increase

exposure of our participating mem­bers; to promote a more professional image and increase our credibility; to benefit the public by stimulating an interest in remodeling existing homes; and to showcase our quality workmanship and new products while increasing the membership of the Remodelers Council. V.

I agree to provide at least two people, with one person in each of the remodeled areas, the full hours of the Tour of Remodeled Homes.

VI. I agree not to open the entered home to the public prior to the Tour of Remodeled Homes. VII. I agree that the Remodelers Council and/or the Home Builders Association of Lincoln will not be held liable for any loss due to theft, vandalism, or personal injury. VIII. This contract is null and void unless at least five projects are entered by March 10, 2017.

Guidebook advertising opportunities are also available! The 2017 Tour of Remodeled Homes Guidebook will be distributed to the public at each Tour Entry and will be available via an online flipbook on for approximately one year after the event. Cost to advertise is $200 for Remodelers Council Members with a Tour Entry or $400 for Remodelers Council Members without a Tour Entry. Contact Jennie Korth at for more information. PLEASE PRINT THE INFORMATION BELOW and send this with your entry fee(s) and Home Owner’s Contract(s) to the HBAL office. Also, if you have more than one entry, please run a copy of this form and fill out one for each entry. Thank you! Number of entries submitting in the 2017 Tour of Remodeled Homes___________________________________________ ­ Type of job________________________________________________________________________________________ Address of job______________________________________________________________________________________ Homeowner(s)______________________________________________________________________________________ Company Name_____________________________________________________________________________________ Signature _________________________________________ Date_____________________________________________ Return to: Home Builders Association of Lincoln • 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C • Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-423-4225 • Fax: 402-423-4251

Sponsored by the

Remodelers Council of Lincoln

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Cardboard Recycling

Cardboard Recycling

The corrugated cardboard ban, effective April 1, 2018, will be a contributing factor to achieving waste disposal reduction goals. • Corrugated cardboard is defined as three or more layers of paper with at least one layer of rippled, or corrugated, paper. • It is the largest single recyclable disposed of in the Bluff Road Landfill, making up 9.5% of the waste that haulers take to the landfill. • Corrugated cardboard will now be treated similarly to other materials banned from the landfill, such as diverting tires, batteries, appliances, and yard waste (seasonally). There are significant benefits, locally and globally, to recycling right and recycling often. • Locally, recycling reduces the need for expensive landfill expansions by saving landfill space, generating material sales revenue, and creating local jobs. • Globally, recycling helps conserve natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. When will the landfill ban on corrugated cardboard take effect? The corrugated cardboard disposal ban will begin April 1, 2018. What type of cardboard will be banned from disposal in the Bluff Road Landfill? Corrugated cardboard will be banned from disposal in the Bluff Road Landfill. However, corrugated cardboard soiled with food wastes/oils, or that is completely wet, can be disposed of at the landfill. Why target corrugated cardboard? Corrugated cardboard is the largest single recyclable material disposed of in the Bluff Road Landfill, making up roughly 9.5% of the waste that haulers take to the landfill. It is also a recyclable material that has both a high commodity value and a stable endmarket. Who will be affected by the disposal ban on corrugated cardboard? Everyone who has their waste hauled to the Bluff Road Landfill will be affected by the disposal ban.

Can a business take corrugated cardboard boxes to one of the recycling drop-off sites? The recycling drop-off sites are for the benefit of residents. Businesses should contact recycling collectors to sign up for collection services,or take corrugated cardboard and other recyclables directly to recycling processors. How will the corrugated cardboard disposal ban be enforced? Waste haulers have an obligation to ensure they are not placing recyclable corrugated cardboard in their trucks destined for the Bluff Road Landfill. Personnel at the landfill will monitor the wastes brought to the landfill and require any recyclable corrugated cardboard to be removed. If a driver does not remove recyclable corrugated cardboard before arriving at the landfill, they will have the opportunity to personally remove it from their load into containers at the landfill or be assessed an unacceptable load fee of $100. Will a resident be ticketed if they place corrugated cardboard in the trash? A resident will not be ticketed directly by the City. Residents should check with their waste hauler to determine if the hauler will charge additional fees if recyclable corrugated cardboard is found in the trash. Will a landlord or business be ticketed if someone dumps corrugated cardboard in the trash container at their property or worksite? Landlords and businesses should contact their waste haulers to determine if they will be charged additional fees if recyclable corrugated cardboard is found in the trash containers. The City will not directly ticket landlords or businesses.

For more information on cardboard recycling, see the Recycle Lincoln FAQ at

What should a resident do with corrugated cardboard? • Reuse it, if possible. • Recycle it at one of the public recycling drop-off sites. • Sign up for a recycling collection service. Can corrugated cardboard that has wood or Styrofoam glued to it be placed in the trash? Yes, if the wood or Styrofoam cannot be separated from the corrugated cardboard. What other communities have prohibited cardboard from landfill disposal? Lincoln is the first community in Nebraska to ban the disposal of corrugated cardboard in its landfill. In neighboring states, Linn County (Cedar Rapids), IA, Fort Collins, CO and Sioux Falls, SD have banned the disposal of cardboard. The states of California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Vermont have banned the disposal of cardboard. What will it cost to recycle corrugated cardboard? There is no charge to recycle cardboard at a public recycling drop-off site. Recycling collectors will charge a fee for collecting recyclables at your home or business. Costs may vary between recycling collectors. Recycling collection subscription fees for a household could range from $7 to $12 per month. Do public recycling drop-off sites have enough capacity to handle increased volumes of corrugated cardboard? Larger containers will be placed at drop-off sites, and the containers will be emptied more often to ensure residents can recycle their cardboard.

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Digital Color Copies Digital Black & White Engineering Copies

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Member News

Member News In Sympathy

Our sympathy to Jim & Kim Deprez, Deprez Custom Homes, on the death of Jim’s father, Harold “Bud” Deprez, Jr., who passed away on February 4.

HBAL Mailbox Home Builders Association of Lincoln, The SkillsUSA Career Academy, Southeast Community College & University of Nebraska want to take this time to thank you for the space at the Home & Garden Show February 11th at the Lancaster Event Center. This was a great way for us to showcase what education is doing to provide skilled workers. Looking forward to next year. Again, thank you for all you do for students. Sincerely, Charmain Satree

Member Spotlight Rick McConnell McConnell Thermal Services, LLC

Position: Manager Phone: 402-643-2340 Email: Company Information: Started in HVAC/Refrigeration business in 1989. Became a licensed Icynene spray foam contractor in 1995. How did you get started in the business? I was planning a new home for my family, and since it utilized red-iron steel frame, I saw the need and opportunity. Favorite Song: Too many to name just one. Favorite Books: Michael Pollans “The Botany of Desire” Favorite Movie: The Unforgiven Favorite TV shows: NETV’s Nova, Nature and the like Favorite local restaurant: Lazlo’s What do you find rewarding: Being of service to others. Biggest challenge in life: Maintaining some balance in daily life. What inspires you: People who overcome difficulties and set backs to succeed. What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot like my father. I do have my private pilots license and fly for fun, not as a job. Pet Peeve: Negative personalities and marketing phone calls on my cell phone. Bad Habit: Which one? :) First thing I do in the morning: Make coffee. Favorite vacation spot: A memorable one was the Sequoia National Forest. Favorite thing to do on a day off? Go flying. Greatest Hero: Abe Lincoln Childhood fear: Didn’t have one. Family: Wife/partner Pam, daughters Amanda (Chris) Kenney, Wendy (James) Herrold, Alyssa (Roger) Cattle and five grandchildren: Nicole, Samuel, Josie, Timothy and Jeremiah. Greatest accomplishment: Same as previous question. If you could have a super power, what would it be? To fly. Which talent would you most like to have? Playing a musical instrument. If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? Bob Hover (he was a great pilot).

Do YOU want to be in the spotlight? Contact Jennie Korth at for the questionnaire or download it here: uploads/2016/03/Member-Spotlight.doc 11  Lincoln Business Builder

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Don’t Hope Friend...Decide

Don’t Hope Friend… Decide! by Michael D. Hargrove

While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life changing experiences that you hear other people talk about. You know, the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly? Well, this one occurred a mere two feet away from me!

of unconditional love not more than an arm’s length away from me. I suddenly felt uncomfortable, as if I were invading something sacred, but was amazed to hear my own voice nervously ask, “Wow! How long have you two been married?”

Straining to locate my friend among the passengers deplaning through the jetway, I noticed a man coming toward me carrying two light bags. He stopped right next to me to greet his family.

“Been together fourteen years total, married twelve of those.” he replied without breaking his gaze from his lovely wife’s face. “Well then, how long have you been away?” I asked. The man finally looked at me, still beaming his joyous smile and told me, “Two whole days!”

First, he motioned to his youngest son (maybe six years old) as he laid down his bags. They gave each other a long, and movingly loving hug. As they separated enough to look in each other’s face, I heard the father say, “It’s so good to see you, son. I missed you so much!” His son smiled somewhat shyly, diverted his eyes, and replied softly, “Me too, Dad!” Then the man stood up, gazed in the eyes of his oldest son (maybe 9 or 10) and while cupping his son’s face in his hands he said, “You’re already quite the young man. I love you very much Zach!” They too hugged a most loving, tender hug. His son said nothing. No reply was necessary. While this was happening, a baby girl (perhaps one or one and a half ) was squirming excitedly in her mother’s arms, never once taking her little eyes off the wonderful sight of her returning father. The man said, “Hi babygirl!” as he gently took the child from her mother. He quickly kissed her face all over and then held her close to his chest while rocking her from side to side. The little girl instantly relaxed and simply laid her head on his shoulder and remained motionless in total pure contentment. After several moments, he handed his daughter to his oldest son and declared, “I’ve saved the best for last!” and proceeded to give his wife the longest, most passionate kiss I ever remember seeing. He gazed into her eyes for several seconds and then silently mouthed, “I love you so much!.” They stared into each other’s eyes, beaming big smiles at one another, while holding both hands. For an instant, they reminded me of newlyweds but I knew by the age of their kids that they couldn’t be. I puzzled about it for a moment, then realized how totally engrossed I was in the wonderful display

Two days?! I was stunned! I was certain by the intensity of the greeting I just witnessed that he’d been gone for at least several weeks, if not months, and I know my expression betrayed me. So I said almost offhandedly, hoping to end my intrusion with some semblance of grace (and to get back to searching for my friend), “I hope my marriage is still that passionate after twelve years!” The man suddenly stopped smiling. He looked me straight in the eye, and with an intensity that burned right into my soul, he told me something that left me a different person. He told me, “Don’t hope friend…decide.” Then he flashed me his wonderful smile again, shook my hand and said, “God bless!.” With that, he and his family turned and energetically strode away together. I was still watching that exceptional man and his special family walk just out of sight when my friend came up to me and asked, “What’cha looking at?” Without hesitating, and with a curious sense of certainty, I replied, “My future!” © Copyright 1997 by Michael D. Hargrove. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Michael Hargrove is a published author, professional speaker, and founder of Bottom Line Underwriters, Inc. (dba: My Success Company). He is a contributing author to the very successful book and television series Chicken Soup for the Soul, and his work regularly appears in many magazines, websites, and books throughout the world. Michael can be reached at: My Success Company - P.O. Box 1218 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 - (888) My Success -

This Ad Space is Available $67 per issue • Contract for a year and get a 15% discount Contact Jennie Korth at or 402-423-4225 for more information.

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2017 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show




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2017 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show








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Remodelers Council Food Bank House


THANK YOU TO OUR FOOD BANK HOUSE VOLUNTEERS! Tom Barrett Karen Barrett Mary Kay Bielenberg Megan Dreyer Miles Dreyer Kristin Donnelly Nichelle Evans Andrea Forrester

Perry Haralson Zacoben Haralson Nicaiden Haralson AnDee Harris Jack Harrison Jen Lahners Hunter Lahners Tessa Lahners Gage Lahners

Pam Magner Myah Samek Jenny Samek Tate Samek Terry Schwimmer Arlene Van Horn Denny Van Horn Brady Yoder

Special Thanks to Willet Construction, Inc. and Denali Custom Builders, Inc. for setting up and tearing down the house frame.

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Interior & Residential Design Contest



O C N N T G I E S S E T D The Home Builders Association of Lincoln announced the winners of the Interior & Residential Design Contest at the 45th Annual Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show held at the Lancaster Event Center February 10-12. The two categories judged were Residential Drafting and Interior Design. Winners of the Residential Drafting Contest: First Place, $100 – Zach Kriegier, Lincoln East High School Second Place, $75 – Reid Donovan, Lincoln East High School Third Place, $50 – Ethan Copes, Lincoln East High School Honorable Mention – Grant Hartman, Seward High School Honorable Mention – Cam Hruza, Lincoln East High School Honorable Mention – James Kehlehake, Lincoln East High School Honorable Mention – Keenan Allen, Lincoln East High School Honorable Mention – Magwire Lott, Lincoln East High School Winners of the Interior Design Contest: First Place, $100 – Melissa Bornstein, Lincoln High School Second Place, $75 – Haley Wirthele, Lincoln Southeast High School Third Place, $50 – Kiersten Dickey, Lincoln Southwest High School Honorable Mention – Hannah Ross, Lincoln North Star High School Honorable Mention – Ashleigh Welch, Lincoln East High School Honorable Mention – Michelle Nguyen, Lincoln Northeast High School Residential Drafting judges were Greg Smith, Davis Design; Rich Burton, Arrow Architecture; Doug Nelson, New Ventures; and Dan Loeck, Loeck Designs. Interior Design judges were Delrae Hirschman, Delrae Designs; Vicki Pierce, PDI, Paul Daniels Interiors; and Anjli Ohs, PDI, Paul Daniels Interiors. Chair of the annual contest is Amy Shinaut, PDI, Paul Daniels Interiors.

Save the Date!


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If I Could Build A House Art Contest


I LD A HOUSE U B D L U O C I IF ART CONTEST The Home Builders Association of Lincoln is excited to announce the return of its “If I Could Build a House” art contest in cooperation with Lincoln Public Schools. Children were asked to draw pictures of their dream homes. The children also wrote narratives to describe the homes. The entries were sent to HBAL for judging. Twelve individual winning entries were chosen and received $50 checks from HBAL. All entries were displayed at the 45th Annual Home & Garden Show. The following are the twelve winners: Addison Holz, Eastridge Elementary

Jacob Langhorst, Rousseau Elementary

Ilaria Hawley, School: Morley Elementary

Elliot Grant, Morley Elementary

Luke Weiss, Kloefkorn Elementary

Brady Detweiler, Kahoa Elementary

Marissa Rizza, Pershing Elementary

Katelyn Pischel, Randolph Elementary

Carly Cline, Pershing Elementary

Lydia Devney, Randolph Elementary

Rowen Mitchell, Kloefkorn Elementary

Mia Hansen, Kloefkorn Elementary

Judges were Connie Strohmyer (CS Kitchen & Bath Studio), Vicki Christo (Christo Design Build), Delrae Hirschman (Delrae Designs), Roger Reynolds (Woods Bros. Realty) and Andrea Wilkins (HBAL).

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Exhibitor Evaluations

EXHIBITOR EVALUATIONS Thank you to everyone who submitted their exhibitor evaluation. We are compiling the responses and will share them with the Home Show Committee to address areas of improvement. Below are just a few of the comments we received. “This was a great opportunity to invite our current customers and meet them face-to-face when I normally wouldn’t be able to.” “A great event to reach people and showcase your products!”

“This year surpassed any year we’ve done there before. We set a record number of appointments - in fact I believe this is an all-time record for us; and we do tons of events!”

“Very pleased with the turn out all 3 days! Saw lots of new faces and lots of familiar faces also which is great for us!” “Every time I turned on the TV or the radio I heard a promo for the show. Great job!!!”

If you haven’t submitted your evaluation form yet, you can find a copy here:

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Young Building Professionals Council

Midday Meetup Thursday, March 21 at Noon Lunch is on your own. Locations are limited to 10 people each. Well, another successful Home & Garden show has come and gone. We are so grateful to everyone who participated or attended this year. It was fun to see so many of our YBP members out there! Last month I also enjoyed sitting down with a few new faces and getting to hear their stories at our Tyler Reynolds February Midday Meet-Up. These YBP President lunches are a great way to connect with other people in the industry on a smaller scale and get to know each other in a laid back environment. March 21 is our next one, so keep an eye on your email for locations and how to get yourself signed up! I am very excited about how 2017 is unfolding and so glad to see so many people jumping on the YBP bandwagon. It seems like we have new people joining every day and are always open to more. Please contact Andrea at if you are interested in hearing more about YBP. One thing I would love to see this year is all of our members getting involved in the discussion of where and how our group grows. YBP exists to help our young professionals succeed so I want to hear what that means to you and how we can best facilitate that for you. If you have networking ideas, educational opportunities for us to consider, ways for us to get more involved in the community or simply want to get more involved in YBP yourself, please email me at

Contact one of the following hosts to attend:

Granite City 6200 O Street Stacey Penrod Lazzari’s Pizza 4701 Old Cheney Road Mark Russell Contact Andrea at if you are interested in hosting a table in the future.

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Bean Bag Tournament The YBP Council is currently planning a Bean Bag Tournament to be held during the annual Hog Roast on Friday, August 11. If you are interested in having a team, helping at the event or for more information, contact Andrea at or 402-423-4225.

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HBAL/MOBA Coalition

HBAL/MOBA Coalition In 2013, HBAL formed a coalition with Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA) to have a voice in our Nebraska Legislation. United, we contracted Radcliffe and Associates, Nebraska’s oldest lobbying and governmental relations law firm, to be that voice. On January 23, your representatives of HBAL, Michaela Harrison, Justin Johnson, Matt Kleinschmit, Bo Jones, Denny Van Horn and Jim Cristo met with MOBA and Radcliffe and Associates to review all 2017 Legislative bills that they felt might impact the building industry. Summarized is a list of these bills and our position. If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of those who attended.

Legislative Report for 02/16/2017 Bill






(Krist) Adopt the Radon Resistant New Construction Act

Urban Affairs

General File



(Craighead) Adopt the First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Act




(Schumacher) Adopt the Modern Tax Act




(Crawford) Change provisions relating to the Community Development Law and tax-increment financing

Urban Affairs



(Albrecht) Change the Employment Security Law

Business & Labor


(Harr) Adopt the Insured Homeowners Protection Act




(Harr) Change provisions relating to rent-restricted housing projects




(Erdman) Change provisions relating to the inclusion of multiple lots in one parcel




(Harr) Redefine agricultural or horticultural purposes for revenue and taxation purposes




(Groene) Change provisions relating to undeveloped vacant land under the Community Development Law

Urban Affairs



(Briese) Change and eliminate revenue and taxation provisions




(Schumacher) Change and eliminate revenue and taxation provisions




(Lindstrom) Authorize remote electronic notarial acts




(Quick) Update references to the National Electrical Code

Urban Affairs


(Groene) Redefine development project under the Community Development Law Urban Affairs



(Williams) Adopt the Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act and transfer funds from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Business & Labor



(Lowe) Provide for a nonelection of coverage under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act

Business & Labor



(Crawford) Change state building code provisions

Urban Affairs



(Crawford ) Provide for enforcement of building codes under the Contractor Registration Act

Urban Affairs



(Groene) Provide for application process through county assessor and Tax Com- Urban Affairs missioner prior to using tax-increment financing



(Groene) Exempt certain improvements on land from taxes as prescribed




(Wayne) Appropriate funds to the Department of Economic Development




(Wayne) Constitutional amendment to allow cities and villages to pledge taxes relating to a redevelopment project for up to twenty years if area is extremely blighted

Urban Affairs


General File

General File

Note: The full text of all bills and other information is available online at

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HBAL’s Political Action Committee In 1989, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln formed a political action committee called HOMEPAC. HOMEPAC’s mission is to financially support individuals seeking elected office who understand the importance of housing in our communities.

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.*

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Please consider giving to HOMEPAC. To date, HOMEPAC has received $4,800 in donations this year. • none

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

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HOMEPAC invites all HBAL members to participate and hear the candidates’ views about issues that affect our industry. The committee recently interviewed Roy Christensen, Brayden McLaughlin and Tom Nesbitt.

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The elections in 2017 will include the three at-large City Council seats. The top six candidates from the Primary Election on April 4 will advance to the General Election on May 2. The candidates who have entered the race so far are: incumbents Roy Christensen (R) and Leirion Gaylor Baird (D) along with Republican candidates Brayden McLaughlin and Tom Nesbitt, Democratic candidates Louis Braatz, III and Bennie Shobe and nonpartisan candidate Deb Andrews.

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Gold Club - $500 • John Hoppe, Jr.

• Dan Klein, Jr.

• Dan Klein, Sr.

• Bob Bryant

Silver Club - $250 • Jerry Boyce

• Pat Mooberry

• Tim Hofferber

• Ken Koch

• Mark Hunzeker

• Bob Stephens

• Rick Krueger

• Denny Van Horn

• Jerry Maher Bronze Club - $100 • Mike Ahrens

• Jim Meyerhoff

• Michaela Harrison

• Gary Reese

• Pam Magner

• Don Johnson

Copper Club - $50 • Doug Nelson All HBAL members may attend HOMEPAC meetings. Members who contribute a minimum of $100 gain voting rights. It is very important for our industry to have a hand in supporting officials who understand the importance of safe, affordable housing and the small business owner. Please help HOMEPAC elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to office. Sincerely, Justin Johnson HOMEPAC Chair

Matt Kleinschmit HBAL President 23  Lincoln Business Builder

Renewals | Directory Changes | Cancellations

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

66 Years

19 Years

8 Years

3 Years

• US Bank

• Nac Luxury Bath Systems • Seacrest & Kalkowski, PC, LLO

• RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

• CharterWest Mortgage Center • Deprez Custom Homes • Epp Concrete Construction, Inc. • Excel Construction Company, LLC • Old City Building Group • Pine Crest Homes • Schneider Custom Homes

65 Years • Midwest Steel Works, Inc.

52 Years • Capital Concrete Co.

51 Years • Culligan Water Conditioning

39 Years • Roof Depot

32 Years • Hartland Homes

31 Years • Heritage Builders, Inc. • Kinning Design Build, Inc. • Pioneer Printing, Inc.

26 Years • Zimmer Insurance Group

20 Years

17 Years • Maher Custom Homes

15 Years • First National Bank

14 Years

7 Years • Woita Homes & Remodeling

6 Years • Frontier Bank

5 Years

• Caseyco, Inc.

• Dudley’s Dew Right Lawn and Tree Service • McKinnis Residential • New Traditions Custom Homes

11 Years

4 Years

• Stuchlik & Associates Insurance

• Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate • Carlisle Insulation • Legacy Homes • Manion Construction, Inc. • Mr. Amoto Lawn & Tree Service • Select Comfort Corporation • Trademark Builders

• Fireplace Stone and Patio

12 Years

10 Years • Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, LLP • Lee’s Propane Service • Star City Concrete Construction Co.

• Boyce Construction, Inc.

Directory Changes • Ann Post is a new affiliate member with Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, LLP. Email:

2 Years • Community First National Bank • Fence Pro’s • Truck Center Companies

1 Year • Ambassador Title Services, LLC • Ashland Oak, Inc. • Bonafide Homes • Change House Design & Construction, Inc. • Drywall Supply, Inc. • Lynch Contracting • Weed Man Lawn Care • Woodland Homes, Inc.

Cancellations No cancellations to report!

• Wes True is the new principal member for Pella Products of Omaha & Lincoln. Phone: 402-504-8008. Email: • Jesse Sleper is a new affiliate member with Pella Products of Omaha & Lincoln. Phone: 402-350-9868. Email: • Derek Busch is a new affiliate member with Reimers-Kaufman Concrete Products Co. Phone: 402-473-3685. Cellular: 402-416-1882. Email: • The correct phone number for Real Estate Avenue: The Brokerage is 402-466-3748. • Lara Ray is the new principal member for Thrasher, Inc. Email: • New address for Seacrest & Kalkowski, PC, LLC is 1128 Lincoln Mall, Ste. 105, Lincoln, NE 68508. 24  Lincoln Business Builder

4630 Y Street Lincoln, NE 68505 402-464-0010 Tue – Fri: 10am-6pm

Sat: 9am-5pm

Shop | Donate | Volunteer Habitat Restore accepts new or slightly used materials such as appliances, doors, cabinets, light fixtures, outdoor items, and furniture. Free pick up in the Lincoln area call today to schedule.

New Members

Welcome New Members Lee Contracting, LLC Lee Berks

7 Day Furniture Rod Kush

1925 SW 25th Street, #2, Lincoln, NE 68522 Phone: 402-202-9111 Email:

4911 S. 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68127 Phone: 402-502-5650 Website:

Sponsor: Lori Wellman, Lincoln Cabinet

Sponsor: Herb Reese, Reese Construction, Inc.

Reason I joined HBAL: To promote my new sister company, Sunrooms by Lee. What I hope to get out of my membership: Networking with other local remodeling contractors and getting our brand out to the community. Personal: Husker sports, Huskers 4 Huskers Facebook group and fishing.

Sunroom Views James Boutin

Andersen Corporation Brian Heller (Maggie)

5930 Queens Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-802-0985 Email: Website: Sponsor: Bo Jones, Tru-Built Construction

6101 Havelock Ave., #3, Lincoln, NE 68507 Phone: 402-875-1263 Cellular: 402-875-0641 Email: Website:

Reason I joined HBAL: New to Lincoln and looking to build relationships with new home builders. What I hope to get out of my membership: Create relationships. Desired areas of involvement: Golf, Home & Garden Show

Sponsor: Justin Brandt, Home Solutions of Nebraska

Whether you’re renovating your home or building from the ground up, we’ve got what you’re looking for. When you choose Andersen, we not only provide you with high-performing, dependable products, we support them with exceptional service. New windows and doors can be a major investment, but if you choose wisely, you’re rewarded with better light, comfort, added security and energy efficiency. When it comes to making such an important decision, make sure you go with a brand you can trust.

Home Solutions of Nebraska Justin Brandt

5000 N. 57th Street, Lincoln, NE 68507 Phone: 402-420-6911 Cellular: 402-499-9733 Fax: 402-420-0676 Email: Sponsor: Nicholas Meinke, Capital City Exteriors

Eagle 1st Roofing Jason Cunningham

3800 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68521 Phone: 402-488-1900 Cellular: 402-429-2716 Fax: 402-488-1909 Email: Website: Sponsor: Jerry Boyce, Boyce Construction, Inc.

Empire Fence Chad Gustin

5151 N. Cotner Blvd., Lincoln, NE P.O. Box 553, Waverly, NE 68462 Phone: 402-580-7139 Email: Website: Sponsor: Justin Johnson, Hoppe Homes, LP Reason I joined HBAL: To establish relationships with builders. Empire is your fence and netting specialists.


Ryan Swihart (Jade) 1033 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 Phone: 402-486-5058 Cellular: 402-202-0517 Email: Website: Sponsor: Matt Kinning, Kinning Design Build, Inc. Reason I joined HBAL: Membership is a great way to connect with home builders. What I hope to get out of my membership: Grow our network and utilize events through HBAL. Desired areas of involvement: Networking, marketing and education.

KNE Exterior Design Korey Matoush

1919 S. 40th Street, Ste. 222, Lincoln, NE 68506 Phone: 402-438-3005 Fax: 402-438-5549 Email: Website: Sponsor: Steve Kunkel, Stonebrook Roofing, Inc. Reason I joined HBAL: To explore the advantages of the membership benefits. What I hope to get out of my membership: We hope to acquire a fresh perspective of Lincoln’s commercial and residential remodeling opportunities and diversify our business through membership networking. Personal: As a tight knit “family first” based business, we enjoy a multitude of hobbies including camping trips, fishing, hunting, motor sports, personal home improvement projects, gardening, golfing and good old fashioned quality family time. Established in 2004 in Lincoln, KNE Exterior Design has served residential homeowners and commercial contractors with the same unparalleled customized care. Our specialties include commercial wall panel systems; fiber cement, composite, and vinyl siding systems; windows and doors; as well as roof and gutter systems. With dedicated project managers and in-house installation professionals, we guarantee exceptional workmanship and communication that ensures project completion that is on time and on budget. As a progressive company, we have grown to include the Omaha and Denver metro area markets. We’d like to express our gratitude to our valued customers for the growth and success we’ve experienced over the years.

Mulder Construction, Inc. Dan Mulder (Jane)

8121 Nob Hill Road, Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-429-9333 Email: Sponsor: Pat Mooberry, Caseyco, Inc. Reason I joined HBAL: The Parade of Homes and the professionalism of being associated with HBAL. What I hope to get out of my membership: Meet more subcontractors and builders and to learn more about the building business. Personal: Watching our daughters play soccer and golf.

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Building Permits Building Permits

City of Lincoln - 11 -Year Table

2006 SF TH MF 72 14 0 58 20 2 82 17 16 91 16 60 83 20 16 93 15 68 52 28 2 66 18 612 55 26 38 50 14 0 49 14 0 43 25 41 794 227 855

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

2007 SF TH MF 40 8 4 35 4 12 59 40 112 61 70 66 65 39 0 67 17 64 59 28 0 37 2 2 45 2 0 45 39 0 24 16 60 32 9 0 569 274 320

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

2008 SF TH 35 19 22 0 41 28 50 2 59 15 39 17 31 10 37 20 33 29 26 16 23 4 14 0 410 160

MF 6 4 2 2 4 10 2 0 0 16 2 0 48

2009 SF TH 11 14 29 2 30 14 30 14 38 28 60 4 35 10 37 14 39 26 20 24 25 24 24 6 378 180

MF 0 3 2 15 24 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 62

SF 24 32 42 33 29 36 31 33 26 27 26 31 370

2010 TH MF 7 2 18 60 6 8 8 0 19 0 6 4 18 0 6 2 10 10 18 138 8 92 7 36 131 352

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

2011 TH MF 0 4 0 20 10 180 26 3 14 44 18 0 12 48 21 2 8 78 11 0 26 0 10 0 156 379

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

2012 TH MF 4 0 13 144 24 36 19 24 21 0 14 8 26 0 36 275 13 0 21 0 26 90 46 0 263 577

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

2013 TH MF 2 0 4 0 9 0 18 0 20 128 8 0 29 24 41 232 2 0 49 2 22 51 10 57 214 494

SF 34 40 68 70 54 63 62 52 51 76 40 54 664

2014 TH 6 18 12 33 26 12 17 16 9 24 20 18 211

MF SF 51 36 5 33 0 58 51 57 0 55 0 69 115 65 198 54 65 47 254 73 134 58 139 58 1,012 663

2015 TH 2 44 12 34 8 36 13 18 30 16 14 25 252

MF SF 0 29 201 42 187 69 2 78 263 58 170 74 172 57 75 60 0 52 11 51 0 36 0 26 1,081 632

2016 TH MF 19 0 6 0 31 50 30 44 33 2 12 0 4 0 14 2 45 98 36 0 19 11 4 102 253 309

Remodeling Permits: Additions City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 9 Year Table

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost 1,364,460 2 52,000 6 152,980 3 80,100 2 43,500 6 422,000 3 59,336 4 114,877 6 288,700 141,600 5 125,240 3 99,500 7 178,700 5 107,786 2 33,000 3 64,000 2 18,650 2 392,168 589,154 10 206,900 11 317,000 18 452,005 10 691,458 8 357,600 8 338,910 15 816,118 15 469,496 1,208,366 10 198,413 19 706,474 15 908,366 11 600,931 10 212,603 12 609,495 8 342,365 10 350,200 809,323 9 183,000 9 148,500 20 340,080 20 723,945 13 776,408 12 596,540 14 541,952 9 259,600 543,997 14 297,872 12 460,740 16 603,388 7 224,812 9 379,500 12 430,200 14 575,322 9 326,950 212,984 17 554,070 15 697,500 9 248,618 10 414,975 9 264,975 9 232,625 11 791,636 10 410,020 583,602 8 244,470 11 219,300 12 478,200 9 545,217 10 300,579 10 334,057 9 1,100,850 12 553,950 556,083 15 407,066 15 375,278 16 1,011,333 13 595,111 10 314,515 14 307,385 14 986,202 16 1,247,084 490,847 19 793,181 11 333,693 13 220,423 15 438,100 13 461,927 15 516,155 19 1,226,451 13 458,200 776,208 11 990,184 11 230,395 10 573,100 12 527,840 14 553,881 4 84,845 7 218,914 15 646,458 152,860 2 18,000 5 92,000 6 593,785 7 223,642 5 75,850 7 315,000 6 145,000 8 270,250 7,429,484 122 4,070,396 128 3,833,360 145 5,688,098 121 5,137,317 109 4,152,838 109 3,888,548 123 6,878,337 125 5,673,076 28,685 33,364 29,948 39,228 42,457 38,099 35,675 55,921 45,385


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

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

Additions 300 #

Jan. 250 Feb. March 200 April May 150 June July 100 August Sept. Oct. 50 Nov. Dec. 0 Total Avg. Cost


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 2009

Remodeling Permits: Alterations

City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 9 Year Table

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost 71 784,232 57 502,454 69 988,395 81 804,484 66 751,024 90 1,279,205 71 1,254,169 60 743,166 76 706,588 69 600,743 79 893,584 69 565,929 42 702,668 87 811,667 71 949,830 64 392,168 72 946,927 125 1,229,150 104 900,086 96 1,055,957 65 1,000,016 93 1,011,061 89 1,225,863 111 1,145,593 85 813,112 154 1,386,859 133 1,292,245 96 871,985 108 1,158,054 110 1,010,930 103 1,446,555 85 1,670,275 65 617,270 124 931,223 111 946,242 123 1,544,337 92 605,739 98 1,088,989 94 1,087,272 84 960,082 89 766,615 117 754,480 112 819,225 110 1,093,867 87 784,050 93 1,239,491 123 1,322,160 87 683,484 96 1,172,764 161 1,181,825 99 1,104,259 109 1,029,087 114 1,331,940 103 1,514,047 97 1,156,359 85 887,988 77 790,319 119 1,006,147 129 1,032,748 114 1,148,868 87 883,068 86 876,111 76 1,109,545 118 1,098,327 78 778,464 124 976,777 106 928,466 84 764,670 86 1,248,723 87 1,023,281 94 1,257,889 99 1,164,556 79 552,852 141 929,354 122 1,298,243 124 1,019,740 96 971,812 120 1,437,177 95 948,167 109 1,408,064 81 890,150 118 827,222 93 703,129 100 750,064 86 772,852 52 896,946 64 619,626 77 1,377,831 60 743,974 134 2,823,358 74 647,016 67 846,949 59 684,988 68 1,471,580 70 759,125 94 986,665 929 9,563,267 1,443 13,149,592 1,231 11,553,638 1,173 11,495,937 988 10,894,934 1,087 13,660,485 1,047 13,136,560 1,073 12,518,199 # # # # # # # 10,294 9,113 9,386 9,800 11,027 12,567 12,547 11,667 20 0 20 20 2 20 3 20 20 20 6


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