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The Lincoln


BUILDER May 2017

Published monthly by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln

Vol. 54 No. 5

May 14-21

Also in this issue... • "The Voice" Star to perform at Hog Roast

page 4

• Parade of Homes

pages 8 & 9

• YBP Light the Way 5K

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President’s Message

President’s Message May 2017 Vol. 54, No. 5

Contents President’s Message 3 Calendar of Events 4 Hog Roast 4 Spring Parade of Homes 5 LHBCF Golf Tournament 7 Member News 8-9 Delay of Enforcement of the Crystalline Silica Standard 8 Legislative Report 10 General Election 11 Tribute to Youth 12-14 Young Building Professionals Council 16-18 YBP Light the Way 5K 17 YBP Bean Bag Toss Tournament 18 Renewals 20 Cancellations 20 New Members 21 Directory Changes 21 Building Permits 22

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

Balance: steady state on narrow base Goal: objective A few weeks ago, I found myself having a parenting moment when I walked into the house and found one of my children playing video games. Certainly there is nothing wrong with someone checking out on occasion, however I noticed other responsibilities were beginning to be ignored. My child denied this fact and assured me all was in good order. Not happy with the response, I pressed on and requested a list to be put on paper identifying all things that were needed for their life to be in balance. After great hesitation, I was handed a list that looked something like this: school/good grades, clean room/clothes, spend time with family, have a good relationship with God, enjoy free time, uphold a good paying job, spend time with friends, exercise/eat healthy. By asking for a list on paper, I think their eyes were opened and they began to realize they were overlooking a few things. Feeling proud about my parenting moment, I started thinking about the balance of my own responsibilities. Humbly, I must admit my own daily routine was off (work late, eat dinner, fall asleep on the couch). Painfully, this realization led me to circle back to my child and express that I also needed some self-correction. Reflecting on the conversation with my child, I now realize with a steady balance of one’s daily routine, time can be set aside to achieve the greater goals in one's life that will account for something on judgment day. I once read, “Many people feel as if they're adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don't seem to get anywhere worthwhile.” When I read this, I am reminded of the things I feel God has been asking me to do: visit the elderly, help kids build a relationship with God, spend more time in prayer. Please pray for me to keep a good routine and to give me strength to accomplish God’s Plan for me. In closing, I hope you take a moment to think about the goals you want to accomplish in your life span. May my prayers bring the graces you need to achieve your daily balance and to help you to stay focused on your goals. God Bless,

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 | Hog Roast

Calendar of Events May 2

General Election

May 3

Remodelers Council Meeting Buildertrend HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th St., Ste. C 11:30 a.m. • Cost: $8 per person

May 11

HOMEPAC, Board of Directors & Foundation Meetings HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th St., Ste. C 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. Spring Parade of Homes Weekdays: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday & Sundays: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Guidebooks are available in all open homes and online at

May 14-21

May 23

YBP Midday Meetup See pg. 16 for more details. 12:00 p.m. • Lunch is on your own

May 30

Memorial Day HBAL Office Closed

June 2

HBAL Golf Tournament

June 20

Coffee & Contracts HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th St., Ste. C 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Cost: $5 per person

June 24

YBP Light the Way 5K See pg. 17 for more details. 8:00 a.m. • $25 if registered by May 26

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1. 6651 S. 19th Street Lincoln Custom Home Builders

WILDERNESS HILLS 2. 9032 S. 31st Street Rybak Homes, Inc.

3. 9101 S. 32nd Street Old City Building Group 4. 9410 S. 32nd Street Great Plains Custom Homes, LLC 5. 9600 S. 32nd Street Smetter Custom Homes 6. 9620 S. 32nd Street Smetter Custom Homes


7177 Natney Street Denali Custom Builders, Inc.

8. 16685 S. 75th Street Kinning Design Build, Inc.

BAYLOR HEIGHTS, HICKMAN 9. 1200 Birchwood Drive Prairie Home Builders, Inc.

GRANDVIEW ESTATES 10. 7300 Gerald Avenue Destiny Homes, LLC

11. 7308 Gerald Avenue Mulder Construction, Inc. 12. 7200 Braxon Lane Richland Homes 13. 9600 Fairbury Lane Pine Crest Homes

THE WOODLANDS AT YANKEE HILL 14. 7371 Dempster Drive Third Generation Builde r

VILLAGE MEADOWS 15. 6510 Aiden Circle Aspen Builders, Inc.

16. 6321 Kelsey Lane Schneider Custom Homes 17. 6311 Kelsey Lane Schneider Custom Homes 18. 6400 Cavvy Road Buhr Homes, Inc. 19. 7516 S. 66th Street BDR, LLC 20. 7641 S. 64th Street Beck Custom Homes, LLC

21. 7550 S. 64th Street BK Custom Homes 22. 7430 Blanchard Blvd. BDR, LLC 23. 6311 Eureka Drive Innovative Homes and Design, Inc. 24. 7360 S. 64th Circle Ironwood Builders, LLC

JOSHUA’S GLEN 25. 5640 Kayla Court Tuscany Townhomes

SOUTH LAKE 26. 7802 S. 96th Bay Trademark Builders

27. 8020 S. 97th Street MPI, Inc.


28. 7237 Hidden Valley Drive Schwinn Homes, LLC


29. 11303 Whispering Creek Drive MK Builders, Inc.


30. 6520 Boulder Ridge Road Timber Ridge Homes 31. 8700 Gold Dust Road Van Horn Family Building Co. 32. 8620 Gold Dust Court R & D Custom Homes


33. 5621 Barrington Circle Prairie Home Builders, Inc.

HIMARK ESTATES 34. 8881 HiMark Lane Black Oak Builders

35. 8964 HiMark Lane MK Builders, Inc.

THE PRESERVE ON ANTELOPE CREEK 36. 7728 Viburnum pen ot ODrive OLD - N Bros. Residential & SManzitto Commercial Construction

PARK PLACE 37. 2920 Park Place Court Goings Homes, LLC


38. 10025 Shore Front Drive South Shore Builders, LLC 39. 831 N. 96th Street Old City Homes 40. 9333 Northern Sky Road Prairie Home Builders, Inc. 41. 801 N. 96th Street Salt Valley Construction 42. 9901 Sweet Water Road Salt Valley Construction 43. 1217 N. 100th Street Derun Construction and Homes, Inc. 44. 1230 N. 99th Street Salt Valley Construction

PRAIRIE VILLAGE NORTH 45. 9425 Blacksmith Road Rybak Construction, Inc. 46. 3030 N. 95th Street Rybak Homes, Inc. 47. 3506 N. 89th Street Tuscany Townhomes


- NotLane 48. S13075 OLD Lizzie Patrick Alan Homes, LLC NORTHBANK PRESERVE 49. 7120 N. 50th Place Gerlach Carpentry


50. 5960 Mad Creek Place Rembolt Development, LTD

STONE BRIDGE CREEK 51. 1517 La Plata Drive Deprez Custom Homes

GARDEN VALLEY 52. 6640 N. 13th Street Hartland Homes

53. 1131 Humphrey Avenue Legacy Homes 54. 1145 Humphrey Avenue Legacy Homes

CHARLESTON HEIGHTS 55. 6839 Mimosa Lane Remington Homes, LLC

ACREAGE, PLEASANT DALE 56. 702 168th Street Rybak Homes, Inc.

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LHBCF Golf Tournament


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


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Member News | Delay of Enforcement of the Crystalline Silica Standard

HBAL Mailbox Dear friends, Thank you so much for the use of your ramp. It enabled me to get my wife, Norma, out and about and made our lives so much better. Norma passed from this life to a much better life on March 14, 2017. Thanks also to the volunteers who installed and disassembled it. So much appreciated. God bless you all! Gary Werner

Dear Friends of the Food Bank, Kala is a single, working mother of a toddler boy. Ronnie is a Navy veteran working to overcome harsh effects of wartime service. Heather and her husband are dealing with a sudden job change that, at times, has made it challenging for them to put food on the table for their family of four. Thanks to you and your gift of 4,379 pounds of food on 2/13/2017, we can provide supplemental support for these and other Southeast Nebraska neighbors who are facing hardship. If they could, we know Kala, Ronnie and Heather and her family would thank you as well. For each dollar that comes into the Food Bank we are able to connect people with approximately three meals. Research tells us there are over 60,000 people in our 16-county service area who are struggling with poverty and hunger issues. Our challenges are significant, and the work we do in partnership with you is gratifying. We could not reach the thousands of people we are serving without your ongoing support. We are grateful to you and promise to put your gift to good use. Best Regards, Scott Young Food Bank of Lincoln 8  Lincoln Business Builder

Dear HBAL, I am proud to announce the Norris SkillsUSA students for the first time in program history competed March 31st in Grand Island in the Teamworks competition. Teamworks competition is made up of a group of four students. Our team members this year are: Makenzie Hall, Jack Wagner, Trent Helms and Brandon Garza. The team consists of a carpenter, plumber, mason and an electrician. To start the competition the team met the night before with the judges to give a presentation on how they would work together and solve problems as they arose while building their project. Their project was to frame a mock up of a bathroom on a 4’ x 8’ platform. One side had a sink while the other had a toilet and a window. The next day the team had 8 hours to complete the mock-up bathroom. This group came in and practiced every Tuesday night after school for 2-3 hours and also came in and practiced when they did not have school. Their hard work and extra hours paid dividends and competed brilliantly against three other schools. Two of them were career center high schools who do this in their everyday curriculum. The Norris team placed first in the competition and have qualified to represent Norris and the state of Nebraska at the National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky this summer. This trip will cost the students and sponsor about $800 each to attend this week-long event which will include the competition, educational seminars and potentially a community service workday. Included in the cost is travel, lodging, registration, meals and special attire as well as work boots. This was all made possibly by the wonderful generosity that you showed us last fall with the materials we purchased for our Residential Construction class. I know that next year I will have about 18 kids possibly signed up for Residential Construction next fall so I will need your help with the project again. If any of your members or HBAL would be willing to help sponsor the Norris SkillsUSA Teamworks team this year that would be awesome for these kids. Please feel free to contact me at or phone 402-791-0010 ext. 2245 with any questions. Thank you for your continued support! Jon Critser SkillsUSA Advisor

Delay of Enforcement of the Crystalline Silica Standard The final rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica in Construction was published in March 2016 and became effective on June 23, 2016. Under the standard, all obligations were to start this June except for requirements for sample analysis. OSHA has decided to delay enforcement of this standard until September 23, 2017. According to the OSHA website, “OSHA will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction until September 23, 2017, to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.” More information regarding OSHA’s Silica rule can be found at or

Member News

Yard Sign Frames For Sale

HBAL has metal frames from old Parade and Tour signs we will be selling for $10 each during Parade sign hand-out on Friday, May 12 from 8:00 to 11:00 am and sign return on Monday, May 22 from 8:00 to 11:00 am located at Millard Lumber, 11200 N. 148th Street in Waverly. Please proceed north on 148th Street to the Customer Entrance and pull into the Drive Thru on the north side.

Friday, May 12 & Monday, May 22 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Millard Lumber 11200 N. 148th Street, Waverly Cost: $10 per frame

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Please consider a contribution to the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation when designating memorials. Funds go to scholarships and awards for students who want to be involved in the construction industry. Gifts can also be designated as a specific scholarship to be awarded to worthy students who plan to enter our industry. Gifts are tax deductible to this 501©(3) non-profit organization. Please contact Bob Bryant (402-486-1040) or the HBAL Office (402-423-4225) if you have questions.

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Legislative Report

Legislative Report for 04/13/2017 Bill







(Krist) Adopt the Radon Resistant New Construction Act

Urban Affairs

Final Reading




(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

Select File



(Harr) Adopt the Insured Homeowners Protection Act


General File



(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




(Walz) Change and eliminate licensure, regulation, and penalty provisions under the Professional Landscape Architects Act




(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 Commissioner prior to using tax-increment financing

Urban Affairs



(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

Legislative Planning

Monitor Oppose

Final Reading


Business & Labor Committee

Monitor Final Reading

General File



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Urban Affairs

Killed in Committee

General Election

The General Election is May 2. Please remember to vote! HBAL is supporting Roy Christensen, Tom Nesbitt and Brayden McLaughlin for City Council. The election is May 2. HOMEPAC, the Political Action Committee of HBAL requested each candidate share a brief paragraph about their views of housing in Lincoln. Be sure to vote on May 2. There are six candidates on the ballot and you can vote for three!

Housing 2017 “In my opinion the most pressing economic issue in Lincoln is our housing shortage. The root of this problem is a shortage of buildable lots. The solution has two parts. First, the city needs to annex and make available more land including using lift stations. Second, we need to try to end the practice of a few developers buying up large numbers of lots and holding them. Homebuilders are one of the largest employers and housing is a fundamental driver for the local economy. It’s time we stopped walking the racehorse and let builders expand our city. Everyone will benefit.” - Roy Christensen

“Lincoln needs more lots and more areas connected to infrastructure to have housing available for our growing population. We need to plan properly for the future so that the growth of Lincoln is not hindered by poor decision making at City Hall. Lincoln should plan accordingly to make sure homebuilders and homebuyers can receive the city services they expect. Current regulations slow down the process and create unnecessary costs for our businesses and limit the type of homes we can build, and I would look at these to make sure our city codes are up to date for current needs and examine the processes at Planning and Building & Safety to make sure the city is properly helping us get projects done.” - Brayden McLaughlin

“If Lincoln is going to continue to grow we are going to have to find ways to streamline the process for building new homes. Without new places for people to live, we’re going to choke off the growth of Lincoln. I will do everything in my power as a City Council person to help facilitate streamlining the process for building new homes.” - Tom Nesbitt

A Note from Your HBAL President Last month, several HBAL members took the opportunity to meet with Senators during our annual Senator Luncheon at Billy’s Restaurant. We had a great turnout with some good one-on-one conversations about our industry. I encourage you to participate in next year’s event. Don’t forget to vote in the General Election on May 2! These elections will be for the three “at-large” City Council seats. The candidates still in the race after the primary election are incumbents Roy Christensen (R) and Leirion Gaylor Baird (D) along with Republican candidates Brayden McLaughlin and Tom Nesbitt and Democratic candidates Maggie Mae Squires and Bennie Shobe. HOMEPAC supports Roy Christensen, Brayden McLaughlin and Tom Nesbitt. Did you know....there was only 18.3% voter turnout during the primary? 24% of registered Democrats voted compared to 19% Republicans.

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Tribute to Youth

Tribute toYouth April 10, 2017 • Nebraska Champions Club

“It was great to see all who could attend our annual Tribute to Youth event. I want to congratulate our scholarship winner and award recipients and thank the students from UNL and SCC Milford for their attendance. The wonderful evening was capped off with a great presentation from Dr. Steve Joel who shared the events that led him from New York to Nebraska and encouraged those students in attendance to follow their own dreams.” - Matt Kleinschmit

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Tribute to Youth

Ethan Copes stands next to his residential design entry in which he received 3rd Place.

Katelyn Pischel poses with Dr. Steve Joel. Katelyn was one of the twelve “If I Could Build A House” winners honored at Tribute to Youth.

Matt Kleinschmit presents certificates to Interior Design Winners, Melissa Bornstein (1st Place), Haley Wirthele (2nd Place) and Kiersten Dickey (3rd Place).

Zach Krieger and his mom stand next to his residential design entry in which he received 1st Place.

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Tribute to Youth

Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation

Scholarship Winner Parker Willoughby

Parker Willoughby, a senior at Lincoln Southeast High School, is attending the Career Academy in the Building Construction pathway. Parker received a renewable scholarship that is worth $500/quarter for three of the remaining four quarters he has at Southeast Community College in Milford. Parker is active in Boy Scouts, does track and cross country along with working two jobs. Parker told the scholarship committee that growing up he always wanted to work on a construction site. He wants to look back on jobs and say, “I built that.” HBAL President Matt Kleinschmit and Mark Aksamit, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, presented Parker with a certificate at the Tribute to Youth event. Mark shared with those in attendance the great opportunity we have to help those who are persuing a career in home building. “I encourage you to share about the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarships with future candidates who you may know or meet throughout the year.” 14  Lincoln Business Builder

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Young Building Professionals Council

Midday Meetup Tuesday, May 23 at Noon Lunch is on your own. Locations are limited to 10 people each.

Dust off your running shoes and gather your friends and family for a fun morning of walking, jogging and running at Holmes Lake Park. The YBP “Light the Way 5K” is quickly approaching on Saturday, June 24. There is just enough time to get in a few miles in preparation! We owe a big thanks to Sam’s Club and Tyler Reynolds Culligan Water for donating the fruit YBP President and water for the race! Did you know there will be a kids mile? All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Also, registration is officially open for the YBP Bean Bag Toss Tournament which will be held at the Hog Roast on Friday, August 11. Please mark your calendars and help us make this summer a success for YBP! Know someone interested in joining our YBP Council? Bring them to lunch to check us out! The next Midday Meetup will be Tuesday, May 23 at either Schilling Bridge Cork & Tap House or LeadBelly. This is a great opportunity to meet other members in a smaller more intimate setting! If you would like to host a future Midday Meetup or get involved with any of the upcoming YBP events, please contact Andrea Wilkins at 402-423-4225 for more information.

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LeadBelly 301 N. 8th Street Tyler Reynolds Schilling Bridge Cork & Tap House 575 Fallbrook Blvd, #109 Tessa Warner Contact Andrea at if you are interested in hosting a table in the future.

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THE WAY Light the Way 5K

Run • Walk • Jog • Family Fun


Proceeds directly benefit the Lincoln Lighthouse. The Lighthouse After School Program offers middle and high school aged youth academic support, evening meals and enrichment/recreational activities during non-school hours, Monday through Friday. The Lighthouse After School Program’s goal is to increase the likelihood of high school graduation of middle and high school aged youth by providing high quality programming.

Holmes Lake Park • June 24, 2017 • Rain or Shine

8:00 AM Registration • 8:30 AM Kids Mile • 9:00 AM 5K Start • 9:45 AM Awards

Registration Fee:

Early Registration: $25 through May 26 • Late Registration: $35 after May 26 (No race day entries)


Awards will be given to the top two male and female finishers in the 5K race.

Event Sponsors: Culligan Water Conditioning • Sam’s Club Contact Andrea at 402-423-4225 or email for more information. Name:




Email: T-Shirt Size: Male • Female • S • M • L • XL *All 5K early registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt


Kids Mile (free with adult registration) *Guardian must sign waiver for all participants 19 and under

Payment must be received prior to June 23. We are unable to take payment or registrations the day of the race.

Emergency Contact Name:


Waiver: In consideration of this entry, I hereby release the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, the officials of this program and any and all groups, people and facilities connected with the Light the Way 5K for any and all injuries incurred to me or by me or any acts or omissions by any organization, or individual that take place during said program. I further certify that I am physically able to participate in this program. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photos, videotapes, motion pictures and recordings or any record of this program. Signature:


Return 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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YBP Bean Bag Toss Tournament

YBP Bean Bag T ss Tournament Where: Hog Roast When: Friday, August 11 Cost: $5 individual/$10 team

Team Information Player (1) Company Email

Pre-register to guarantee your spot in the double-elimination tournament.

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Dinner • Family Fun • Prizes Email & Live Music from Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal Phone Thank you to the students at Southeast Community College for building the game boards!

Send registration form and check made payable to: Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C • Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-423-4225 • Fax: 402-423-4251 Email:

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Renewals | Cancellations

Thanks for Renewing Your Membership!

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

(Please allow 60 days for names to appear on this list.)

49 Years

11 Years

• Lincoln Laminating, Inc.

36 Years

• Sticks & Stones Hardscapes, Inc. • Stonebrook Roofing, Inc.

• Manzitto Bros. Residential & Commercial Construction

10 Years

34 Years • Biggerstaff Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Radiant Floor Heating

30 Years • Schneider Electric

29 Years • Bill’s Heating & Air Conditioning • Electrical Enterprises, Inc.

28 Years • Campbell’s Kitchen Cabinets, Inc.

26 Years • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

23 Years • 2K Landscape Designs • Buss Excavating, Inc.

JL Johnson Construction CRS – Concrete Restoration Specialists Oberg Drywall, Inc. Hofeling Enterprises Carl the Handyman

9 Years

Diamond Concrete Cutting Adams Mudjacking

• Camherdz Services Corporation

Ash Fire & Safety Co. Empire Painting

8 Years

Franzen Plumbing

• Great Plains Custom Homes, LLC • K2 Geothermal • Kurt Virgil Excavating • Premier Distributing • Underfoot, Inc.

Precise Roofing Premier Construction Cleaning Sandy Creek Photography

7 Years • Design Associates • Metalworks, Inc.

4 Years • The Hoppe Law Firm • Willow Ridge Builders

3 Years

• GoodeGuy Construction, Inc. • Window Option Specialists

19 Years

2 Years

• Apollo Steel Co. • CKF - Consolidated Kitchens

• MPI, Inc.

15 Years

• Cory Reimnitz - Mutual of Omaha • Meyer Insulation Systems • Randall Trauernicht Building, Inc. • Sargasso Construction

• Nebraska Printing Center • Union Title Company

Hoy & Associates

• Ironwood Builders, LLC • King’s Inspections, LLC

• A4K Plumbing, Heating & Air • Rembolt Development, LTD • The Home Depot #3204

20 Years

StoneWorth Innovative Concrete Products

1 Year

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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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Mike Barrett Manager, Mortgage Lending NMLS #732657 402-434-2258


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New Members | Directory Changes

Welcome New Members Interiors Joan and Associates Amy Shinaut

4131 Pioneer Woods Drive, Lincoln, NE 68506 Phone: 402-488-2600 Fax: 402-488-2619 Email: Website: Sponsor: Greg Shinaut, Black Hills Energy Reason I joined HBAL: To get to know more people in the industry. To learn what they do and how I can work with and build relationships with them. What I hope to get out of my membership: Become more involved with the community. Develop a name for myself at HBAL and as an interior designer. Desired areas of involvement: YBP, Remodelers, Parade of Homes and the Home & Garden Show. Personal: I enjoy painting, live music and spending time with my nieces. Interiors Joan and Associates is an interior design firm whose ASID design team is experienced in interpreting individual tastes and identifying specific needs in order to provide our clients with personalized function designs and furnishings. Our designers guide their clients through every step of any project whether it is a new construction, a major renovation or simply a space that needs attention. Interiors Joan and Associates offers over 50 years of timeless home and office design solutions and take pride in the fact that the largest part of our design business is a result of referrals from past customers.

James Hardie Building Products Tom Mahony

Directory Changes • Correct address for Holmberg Construction, LLC is 7101 S. 45th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516-3017. • Cory Reimnitz – Mutual of Omaha is no longer a member of the Remodelers Council. • Dave Koza is the new principal member for Yankee Hill Brick & Tile Company. Cellular: 402-730-6872. Email: • Scott Strand is the new principal member for On Site Co. 95 Woodlynn Ave., St. Paul, MN 55117. Phone: 800-210-8407. Email: • New address for Weed Man Lawn Care is 3750 W. Burgess Lane, Lincoln, NE 68523-9425. • Steve Taylor, LincolnFirst Realty is no longer an affiliate member.

Did you know? The HBAL Online Buyer’s Guide has hundreds of visitors every month? In fact, the HBAL website has had over 33,000 visitors in the past year! Our highest traffic is during May and October in the weeks leading to the Parade of Homes. We had almost 1,300 visitors on Mother’s Day which marks the first day of the Spring Parade!

231 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 402-484-1736 Email: Website: Sponsor: Justin Johnson, Hoppe Homes, LP Reason I joined HBAL: Networking, education, communication. Desired areas of involvement: Parade of Homes

Tighton Tools & Supply Gary Pitts (Vicki)

3100 N. 23rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68521 Phone: 402-975-2975 Cellular: 402-982-9315 Email: Sponsor: Jerry Maher, Maher Custom Homes Founded in 1996, Tighton Tools & Supply is a rapidly growing construction and distribution company. We sell a wide variety of quality industrial tools and supplies at competitive prices. We offer expert repair services on all major brands of air and electric tools. We are dedicated to creating long-term, profitable relationships with our employees, customers and vendors. Our staff is committed to providing a growing selection of products and services for the construction market. We will use our desire to exceed expectations to create a business governed by fairness, trust and integrity.

Take two and review your listing on HBAL’s Online Buyer’s Guide If you haven’t had a chance to check out HBAL’s website, please do so at Under the Find-A-Pro menu is our online buyer’s guide. This feature gives HBAL members an opportunity to distinguish themselves with a logo and short paragraph. To make the search function in our online buyer’s guide more efficient, be sure to include your business’s keywords in your company’s description. We have found that most users searching for businesses on our website use the search field to type in keywords to find the business they need instead of selecting one of the buyer’s guide categories listed. We highly suggest using a company description to make your company more visible to prospective customers. Please submit the text you would like included along with your company logo to (Max. 100 words.) 21  Lincoln Business Builder

Building Permits

Building Permits

City of Lincoln - 11 -Year Table

Jan. Feb. March YTD

2007 SF TH MF 40 8 4 35 4 12 59 40 112 134 52 128

Jan. Feb. March Total Avg. Cost


2 5 10 17

SF 35 22 41 98

2008 TH 19 0 28 47

MF 6 4 2 12

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

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

2009 TH 14 2 14 30

SF 11 29 30 70

MF 0 3 2 5

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


6 3 11 20

SF 24 32 42 98

2010 TH 7 18 6 31

MF 2 60 8 70

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


3 7 18 28

450,000 350,000 Jan. Feb. 300,000 March 250,000 Total Avg. Cost 200,000


71 76 72 219

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


57 69 125 251

2011 TH MF 0 4 0 20 10 180 10 204

2012 TH MF 4 0 13 144 24 36 41 180

SF 27 31 47 105

SF 24 34 46 104

2013 TH 2 4 9 15

MF 0 0 0 0

SF 34 40 68 142

2014 TH 6 18 12 36

MF 51 5 0 56


2015 TH MF 2 0 44 201 12 187 58 388

SF 29 42 69 140

2016 TH 19 6 31 56

MF 0 0 50 50

SF 28 54 68 150

2017 TH 3 9 22 34

2 5 10 17

Remodeling Permits: Alterations


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 65 173

2013 Cost 751,024 702,668 1,000,016 2,453,708 14,183


90 87 93 270

2014 Cost 1,279,205 811,667 1,011,061 3,101,933 11,489


71 71 89 231

2015 Cost 1,254,169 949,830 1,225,863 3,429,862 14,848


60 64 111 235

2016 Cost 743,166 392,168 1,145,593 2,280,927 9,706


77 87 122 286

2017 Cost 1,001,282 1,282,094 1,602,109 3,885,485 13,586



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MF 0 6 76 82

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost 43,500 6 422,000 3 59,336 4 114,877 6 288,700 13 1,255,950 107,786 2 33,000 3 64,000 2 18,650 2 392,168 3 686,575 691,458 8 357,600 8 338,910 15 816,118 15 469,496 15 1,281,039 842,744 16 812,600 14 462,246 21 949,645 23 1,150,364 31 3,223,564 49,573 50,788 33,018 45,221 50,016 103,986

City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 9 Year Table

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

SF 36 33 58 127

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

Additions 400,000

SF 22 26 42 90

Softeners S Refiners Filters S Reverse Osmosis S Salt

Bob Wiedemeyer

EcoWater Systems of Lincoln



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