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The Lincoln


BUILDER May 2018

Published monthly by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln

Vol. 55 No. 5

May 13-20

Also in this issue... • Tribute to Youth

pages 12-15

• Construction Career Day

pages 10-11

• YBP Light the Way 5K

page 17

Every home is different. And every build is unique. Our team of Residential Construction Lenders understand that and will help you to manage the financial aspect of your home construction while your blueprints come to life. Ready to get started? Give us a call today!

Taylor Ashburn

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402.323.8968 NMLS: 1102480

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LET US ENERGIZE YOUR BUSINESS You’re dedicated to helping your customers and clients make their

homeownership dreams a reality. That means you’ve got specific energy needs. Fortunately, we’re here to meet those needs. If you need to start new gas service, upgrade in an existing building or just get answers to your questions about natural gas, we’re just a phone call away. For answers to all your natural gas inquiries, call Ruth Hietbrink at 402-430-7617. ©2017 • 3497_17

President’s Message

President’s Message May 2018 Vol. 55, No. 5

Contents President’s Message 3 Calendar of Events 4 Member News 5 Corporate Partner Spotlight 5 Spring Parade of Homes 6 LHBCF Golf Tournament 7 Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation 8 Electronic Submittals for INOI 9 Construction Career Day 11 Tribute to Youth 12-15 Young Building Professionals Council 16-18 YBP Light the Way 5K 17 YBP Bean Bag Toss Tournament 18 HOMEPAC Fundraiser 19 Contribution to Northeast High 19 HBAL Job Board 19 New Members 20 Renewals 20 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

Bo Jones, HBAL President

I think Spring is FINALLY here and that means the Spring Parade of Homes is not far off. I hope you are able to take some time to visit some of the beautiful homes on display. Even if you’re not in the market for a new home, it is still fun to see what is new and trending in home design. On May 5, HBAL will be hosting a Construction Career Day at Southeast Community College at 88th & O Streets. Middle and high school students are encouraged to attend this event to visit with companies and learn about the opportunities available to them. You can find more information about this event on pages 10 and 11 or you can contact Jereme Montgomery at 402-525-5535 with any questions. The Primary Election is on Tuesday, May 15. As Americans, it is important we take the time to educate ourselves on the candidates and vote. If you would like to know who HBAL supports in upcoming elections, please feel free to call the HBAL office. HBAL’s political action committee (HOMEPAC) has interviewed candidates and financially supports those who they feel will positively impact housing in Lincoln. We are excited to launch a fundraiser to support HOMEPAC. HBAL members will have the opportunity to purchase apparel from Art F/X with the HBAL logo embroidered on the sleeve. All of the proceeds from this sale will go towards HOMEPAC. We opted to have the logo on the sleeve so you can add your own logo on the front at a later time. Watch your email for specific instructions on how to order your apparel and a link to the online portal. The portal will be open May 7-21. We have lots of events coming up this summer, so be sure to read through this issue and mark your calendar for the events that most interest you.

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

Board of Directors Mark Aksamit Taylor Ashburn Bryce Bornemeier Kelli Fleek Ruth Hietbrink Matt Kinning Pam Magner Jerry Maher, CGP, CAPS, CGB, Lance Roach Marlene Stroup Sam Swartz Jason Woita

Remodelers Council Rick Willet

Young Building Professionals Council Hayley Lane

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

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events May 2

Remodelers Council Meeting Counter Culture 5012 Rentworth Drive 11:30 a.m. • Cost: $10 per person

May 5

Construction Career Day (see pg. 10-11 for more info)

May 10

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.

May 13-20

2018 HBAL

Corporate Partners Platinum

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 15

Primary Election

May 22

YBP Hard Hat Happy Hour Lincoln Glass, Inc. • 1624 S. 17th Street 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. • Cost: Min. $5 to BackPack Program

May 28

Memorial Day HBAL Office Closed



Celebrating 95 Years

1923—2018 I 402.421.7625 4  Lincoln Business Builder


Member News | Corporate Partner Spotlight

Member News In Sympathy

Our sympathy to Doug & Laura Miller, Miller Landscapes & Construction, Inc., on the death of Laura's father, Rolland "Rollie" Lee Victor, who passed away on March 26, 2018.

Corporate Partner


Our sympathy to Bob Marshall, Mid-Alliance Inusrance Associates, LLC, on the death of his wife, Karen, who passed away on March 28, 2018. Our sympathy to Bo & Amber Jones, Tru-Built Construction, on the death of Bo's grandfather, Carroll Melliger, who passed away on April 4, 2018.


What is your mission statement? UBT is committed to: • Excellent Customer Service Service that is superior to that of any other bank. We firmly believe that customers use financial services to achieve their dreams. Our commitment is to be the best dream maker in the communities we serve. • Employee Satisfaction Achieving dreams is impossible without exceptional dream weavers. We encourage an entrepreneurial and creative atmosphere where employees have the opportunity to excel. • Diversification Different people have different dreams. Realizing those dreams requires our bank to offer a broad base of financial products. How long has your company been in business? Founded in 1917, as Farmer’s State Bank, our name was changed to Union Bank in 1935. Then, with the addition of trust powers in 1959, we became Union Bank & Trust.

Kurt & Jennifer Ramaekers Miracle Landscapes, Inc. They are the proud parents of a baby boy,

Benjamin Douglas 9 lbs. 3 oz | 20 inches Born December 23, 2017 and welcomed home by Harrison, Easton & Vivian.

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(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please contact Bob Bryant (402-486-1040) or the HBAL Office (402-423-4225) if you have questions.

What services do you offer? Union Bank offers a full breadth of services, including: • A full line of personal banking and lending services • Mortgage lending, including construction, in-house servicing, and secondary market loans • Comprehensive business banking, treasury management, and lending services • Trust services for individuals, families and employer-sponsored benefit programs • Investment services How many employees do you have? Over 850 employees throughout Nebraska and Kansas. What community service events do you participate in? Union Bank’s culture is built on caring for our customers, caring for our employees, and caring about our community. Union Bank supports hundreds of local non-profit organizations directly and through employee efforts. How long have you been a member of HBAL? Union Bank has been a member of HBAL for nearly 30 years, joining in 1989. What HBAL events does your company participate in? Union Bank regularly participates in the annual Home Builders Golf Tournament, Remodelers Golf Event, Hog Roast, Home Show, and the Parade of Homes. Why do you belong to HBAL? We belong to support local builders and remodelers and to be part of an organization that promotes growth in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Personally, I belong because I like to help with events that raise money for charities in the Lincoln area. I also enjoy getting to know other bankers, builders, subcontractors, and their families.

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Spring Parade of Homes

May 13-20

Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Weeknights: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. FIRETHORN 1. 3800 Kilkee Road Ironwood Builders, LLC

HIMARK ESTATES 2. 4631 HiMark Court MK Builders, Inc.

BOULDER RIDGE 3. 4. 5. 6.

6300 Granite Ridge Road Timber Ridge Homes 8830 Pebble Creek Court Willow Ridge Builders 6411 Granite Ridge Road Woita Homes & Remodeling 6414 Granite Ridge Road Destiny Homes



7. 6141 S. 97th Street Element Homes, LLCNot Open


9632 Kruse Avenue Medallion Custom Homes, Inc. 8021 S. 97th Street MPI, Inc.

NEMAHA VALLEY, BENNET 10. 980 Hackberry Street Brasch Homes

YANKEE HILL TOWNHOMES 11. 8267 Sutherland Street Tuscany Townhomes


12. 6077 Chartwell Lane Wilderness Construction, Inc.


13. 7555 S. 64th Street Schneider Custom Homes 14. 6515 Julia Circle Aspen Builders, Inc. 15. 6510 Cavvy Road Buhr Homes 16. 6416 Cavvy Road Element Homes, LLC 17. 6311 White Fish Drive BK Custom Homes 18. 6331 Kelsey Lane Schneider Custom Homes

WOODLANDS AT YANKEE HILL 19. 7300 Fairbanks Place Third Generation Builder

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9630 Dutch Mill Lane Great Plains Custom Homes, LLC 9730 Balkan Avenue Derun Construction and Homes, Inc. 7825 Gerald Avenue JR Platinum Properties



5110 W. Gary Gately Street Oncenter Construction, Inc. 5133 W. Gary Gately Street CLM Homes, LLC



24. 170 Woodland Blvd. Prairie Home Builders, Inc.

39. 40. 41.



23. 15855 S. 58th Place Miller Builders, LLC

25. 2504 Rokeby Road Vodicka Construction, Inc.


26. 2560 & 2550 Sievers Place VerMaas Construction

WILDERNESS HILLS 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

3031 South Creek Road BDR, LLC 3121 South Creek Road BDR, LLC 9621 S. 30th Street Woodland Homes, Inc. 9100 S. 32nd Street Patrick Alan Homes, LLC 9000 S. 32nd Street Great Plains Custom Homes, LLC

ACREAGE, DENTON 32. 12070 SW 42nd Street Branshara Homes



33. 3101 W. Covered Bridge Drive Denali Custom Builders,NInc. ot Open

TWIN PINES 34. 35.

6677 SW 32nd Circle Neighbors Family Homes, Inc. 6980 SW 29th Circle Murray Custom Homes, LLC



36. 6514 S. 19th Street Not Open Schwinn Homes, LLC

42. 43.

929 Lacebark Lane Heritage Builders, Inc. 7011 Stonebrook Parkway Denali Custom Builders, Inc. 6911 Stonebrook Parkway Sundown Properties 6431 N. 11th Street Hartland Homes 6501 N. 10th Street Hartland Homes


44. 3711 Frederick Place Schmieding Homebuilders


7208 N. 50th Street Oncenter Construction, Inc. 7200 N. 50th Street Gerlach Carpentry


3566 N. 89th Street Tuscany Townhomes 2900 Wagon Drive Prairie Home Builders, Inc.

WATERFORD ESTATES 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55.

10030 Black Rapids Road Rybak Homes, Inc. 1200 N. 101st Street Great Plains Custom Homes, LLC 1302 N. 100th Street Old City Building Group, LLC 1339 N. 100th Street Derun Construction and Homes, Inc. 10010 Blue Water Bay Old City Homes 10022 Crystal Water Bay Old City Homes 9333 Northern Sky Road Prairie Home Builders, Inc.

LHBCF Golf Tournament


Golf Tournament Benefitting

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

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


Hotdog Sponsor (limit one).................. $150

q q

Highlands Golf Course Friday, June 1, 2018 “Texas Scramble” $65 per person First tee-off at 6:45 a.m. Last tee-off at 4:00 p.m.

SOLD Hamburger Sponsor (limit one)............ $300 LD SO Giveaway Sponsor

Item: ________________

q 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 $______.

q I would like to register a team (Cost: $65 per golfer) Name:

Hurry! Tee-times are assigned in the order they are received. So don’t delay, get your tee-time reserved. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Please contact Jennie Korth at 402-423-4225 or if interested.

Company: E-mail: Golfer #1: Golfer #2: Golfer #3: Golfer #4: Preferred tee time: Total Amount Due: $ 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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Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation

Did you know...

The Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation has given over $150,000 to various community service projects since 2010? Scholarships

$48,219 31%

Career Academy



Tornado Relief



Santa Cop



High School Interior/ Residential Design



Children's Museum



Habitat for Humantiy

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Total $154,661 The Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation's mission is to support the educational and charitable activities of HBAL. Since 2010, the Foundation has distributed over $150,000 to various community service projects related to the homebuilding industry. You can find more information about the Foundation on


ANKEE HILL BRICK manufactures the highest quality FBX brick in a color palette ranging from the traditional reds and buffs to the innovative pinks, maroons, and lavenders. Standard and custom color ranges, sizes, and shapes are our specialty. Brick murals and ornamentation are brought to a new level of sophistication at Yankee Hill Brick.

Lincoln Home Builders Care Donations Backpack Program Friendship Home Texas Hurricane Relief

Rely on Yankee Hill to supply your project with the finest of materials.

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(402) 477-6663

Electronic Submittals for INOI

Local service for the life of your mortgage loan.*

Buying: 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.* Building: With a Construction loan from Cornhusker Bank, our team will work with you and your builder to make everything as seamless and efficient as possible, from start to finish. You’ll save both time and money, and you can relax knowing that we’ll take care of the details.

Andrew Essay Matt Gutschenritter Luke Mitchell Mortgage Lending Officer Mortgage Lending Officer Mortgage Lending Officer NMLS #732679 NMLS #422494 NMLS #422482 402-434-2224 402-434-8496 402-434-2267

Nick Sassaman VP, Commercial/ Construction Lending NMLS #622062 402-434-8096

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

Call 402-434-2265 or apply online at Cornhusker Bank Center - 8310 0 St. *Not all mortgage loans qualify for the local servicing program. Please contact a mortgage lender for details.

NMLS #458257 Member FDIC


City of Lincoln Going to Electronic Submittals for Individual Lot Notice of Intent (INOI) Effective May 14, 2018, prior to obtaining a building permit, applicants will be required to electronically submit INOI (Individual Lot Notice of Intent) forms and provide proof of INOI authorization. The City of Lincoln will no longer accept paper INOI applications. INOI applications are erosion and sediment control applications for individual lots (mostly residential) that are part of a common plan of development (subdivision). The review of the INOI permit is an added task for the City of Lincoln’s Building and Safety Department permit review team. The acceptance of electronic submittals should reduce the applicant's time at the Building and Safety counter as well as reduce staff processing time into the permit tracking software. Applicants will fill out the INOI form through a web based Accela portal. A valid email address is required to utilize the on-line submittal system and to receive the authorization. Failure to fill out all required fields will result in an incomplete submission and the application will not be accepted. Upon City approval, an authorization letter will be sent to the applicant’s email address provided on the form. The letter will state earth disturbing activities are authorized for the address filed.

The Builders Choice for High Quality Landscaping • Brick Paver Patios • Trees/Shrubs/Perennials • Mulch/River Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Lighting

• Retaining Walls • Berms/Boulders • Firepits • Outdoor Kitchens • Commercial Snow Removal

The authorization letter can then be printed or shown via electronic device at the Building and Safety counter when applying for the Building Permit. A step-by-step tutorial will be provided on the Watershed INOI website ( keyword: INOI).

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Watershed Management at (402) 309-5936.

Kurt Ramaekers, President


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SAVE THE DATE May 5th, 2018

10 am - 2 pm Construction Career Day! “Build Your Future, Build Our Nebraska” Hosted by: In cooperation with: • Hands-on Activities • Construction Demonstrations • Construction Career Booths

Middle & High School Students (Parents are highly encouraged to attend)

Southeast Community College East Parking Lot, 88th & O Street

(Rain Date: May 12th) Questions: Contact Jereme at 402-525-5535

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Construction Career Day This Construction Career Day has been organized to introduce local students who have shown interest in construction to the exciting opportunities in our industry. By participating in the Career Day event, companies will be able to access potential new hires, tell students the real story of working in the industry and impact their career paths and futures.





The event will be held on May 5th, 2018 at Southeast Community College, 88th & O St. (east parking lot) in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Platinum Partner Package. . . . $250 Package includes: • Company name and logo on platinum sponsor banner • Individual sponsor recognition in Construction Career Day “Post event” newsletter • 20ft x 20ft booth space in the parking lot. (If more space is needed, please notify us)

Please submit this form no later than April 20th, 2018. Company: Contact: Address: City: Phone: Trade:

State: Email:


Gold Partner Package. . . . . . . . $100 Package includes: • Company name and logo on gold sponsor banner • Individual sponsor recognition in Construction Career Day “Post event” newsletter

Note: We will not provide any electricity. Please plan accordingly. In cooperation with:

Hosted by:


Please choose your method of payment:

Make Checks payable to HBAL

Enclosed is a check for $ Electronic Payment for $ Please circle one: Visa


*Credit card payments will result in a non-refundable processing fee of 3%

Credit Card #: Expiration Date: Cardholder’s Name: Billing Address (if different than above): City, State, Zip: (if different than above): Cardholder’s Signature


Complete this form and return with payment to: Stephens & Smith Construction Co., Inc. C/O Jereme Montgomery 1542 South 1st Street Lincoln, NE 68502

The goal of this event is to lead new potential construction industry candidates and incumbent workers to opportunities for training, job placement and rewarding careers in the construction industry. For more information on the Construction Career Day, please contact Jereme Montgomery at (402) 525-5535 or email

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Tribute to Youth

Tribute toYouth April 9, 2018 • Yankee Hill Country Club

On Monday, April 9, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln honored local youth who participated in the High School Interior Design and CAD Residential Design Contest, Elementary "If I Could Build A House" Art Contest as well as scholarship winners. The guest speaker for the evening was Bill Michener, Executive Director of the Lincoln Lighthouse. 12 ď ´ Lincoln Business Builder

Tribute to Youth

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Tribute to Youth

Among the honored guests at Tribute to Youth were six students from Lincoln Lighthouse. HBAL's Young Building Professionals are working closely with these students and others from the Lighthouse to set an example of what the future could hold for them specifically in the field of residential construction. HBAL has also recently participated in a weekly visit from Lighthouse students through The Career Academy. During these visits, students see first-hand what a career in construction would involve. They have visited a variety of locations showing them everything from construction jobsites and drafting/design professionals to a plumbing warehouse and cabinet showroom. Special thanks to Rezac Construction, Pride Homes, Bath & Kitchen Idea Center by Lincoln Winnelson, the Home Design Center and VirtuActive for sharing their expertise with these students. Thanks also goes to Denny Van Horn, Matt Kinning, Erin Magnussen, Delrae Hirschman, Hayley Lane, Mike Rezac, Matt Kleinschmit, Pam Magner, Kristin Donnelly and Kelli Fleek for coordinating and assisting with the visits. The Lincoln Lighthouse is an after-school program which offers middle and high school aged-youth academic support, evening meals and enrichment/recreational activities during non-school hours throughout the year. It is vitally important for youth to have a safe harbor during the high risk after school hours. The Lighthouse After School Program's goal is to: “Increase the likelihood of high school graduation of middle and high schoolaged youth by providing high quality programming.”

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Tribute to Youth

Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation

Scholarship Winners

Sachi Baeta Sachi Baeta is a senior at Lincoln Southwest High School and is attending The Career Academy in the Building Construction pathway. Sachi received a renewable scholarship for the remaining three quarters she has at Southeast Community College in Milford. Sachi is active is FCCLA, DECA and theater. Sachi enjoys seeing something she's helped build materialize and takes pride in seeing a project completed.

Cody Kleinschmit The President's scholarship is awarded to a student who has a parent or other relative who is a member or employed by a member of HBAL. This year's winner was Cody Kleinschmit, son of Matt and Tracy Kleinschmit, Pride Homes. Cody is a senior at Pius X High School and is active in Youth Conference of National Affairs Club, Pius track and cross country teams. For Cody, construction is something he has been exposed to his whole life through his father. He started, as lots of young people do, with sweeping jobsites. He's had several summer jobs directly related to construction. He knows that every day will be a new challenge but finding the solution is something he enjoys.

Mark Aksamit, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, shared with those in attendance the great opportunity we have to help those who are pursuing a career in home building. “I encourage all HBAL Members to share about the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarships with future candidates who you may know or meet throughout the year.”

4630 Y Street Lincoln, NE 68505 402-464-0010

Radon Testing and Mitigations

Shop | Donate | Volunteer

“Specializing in the installation of radon system pre-piping and passive radon systems during the construction of new homes”

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.

Tue – Fri: 10am-6pm

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Young Building Professionals Council

Hard Hat

Happy Hour Lincoln Glass, Inc.

1624 S. 17th Street | Lincoln Mark your calendars for our second annual Light the Way 5K on Saturday, June 23. Online registration is now available! If you would like to find out more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the HBAL office. This is a family friendly event and we welcome all fitness Hayley Lane YBP President levels to attend. The April Hard Hat Happy Hour brought out over 30+ members and a lot of new faces. Thanks to Nebraska Title Company for hosting and providing wonderful food and beverages. We got the chance to practice for the upcoming YBP Bean Bag Tournament which will be at the Hog Roast on Friday, August 10. Registration is now open and will be limited to the first 16 teams of two.

Tuesday, May 22 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. RSVP by Friday, May 18 to or 402-423-4225. Cost: Free will donation to the BackPack Program Food & Drinks provided by

The May Hard Hat Happy Hour will be at Lincoln Glass on Tuesday, May 22. We completed our first Lighthouse project of 2018 at the end of April. We repaired and painted a storage room closet as well as built a shelf for their homework room. Thank you to all of the YBP members who helped make this project a success. Be sure to watch your email for other opportunities to get involved with Lighthouse!

Want to join YBP? If so, contact Andrea Wilkins at

FROM THE GROUND UP It’s not just any home. It’s your home, built from your ideas. And those ideas are likely to come with a lot of questions. UBT’s experts are here to guide you through each step of building your new home, from choosing a lot to the finishing touches. . Responsive service . Customized lending solutions . Fast, easy pre-qualifications . Quick draws keep your project moving Your vision. Your family. Your home. At UBT, it’s all taken care of.


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YBP Light the Way 5K



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 by providing high-quality programming.

Holmes Lake Park • June 23, 2018 • Rain or Shine 7:00 AM Registration • 8:00 AM Kids Mile • 5K Start Immediately Following 1 Mile Race • Awards Immediately Following 5K

Registration Fee:

Early Registration: $25 through May 29 • Late Registration: $35 after May 29 (No race day entries.)


Awards will be given to the top two male, top two female and top two 1 mile race finishers.

Event Sponsors:

Action Plumbing & Heating, Inc. • Bath & Kitchen Idea Center by Lincoln Winnelson • Counter Culture register, go to • Electrical Enterprises, Inc. Complete Inspection Services • To Culligan Water Conditioning Interiors Joan and Associates • The Reynolds Group, Woods Bros. Realty • Sam’s Club

click on the Registrationforlink. Contact Andreaand at 402-423-4225 or email more information. It will take you to our event on

Name: Contact


Company: Andrea at 402-423-4225 or email for more information.

Phone: A Special Thank You To All Of Our Sponsors

Email: Check all that apply:


FREE Kids Mile (with paid 5K entry please include name(s) above)

T-Shirt Size (Unisex): XS • S • M • L • XL • XXL *All 5K early registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt

Payment must be received prior to June 23. We are unable to take payment or registrations the day of the race. Please make checks payable to the Home Builders Association of Lincoln.

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. REYNOLDS GROUP R E A L E S TAT E P R O F E S S I O N A L S


*Guardian must sign waiver for all participants 18 and under


17  Lincoln Business Builder Return to: Home Builders Association of Lincoln • 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C • Lincoln, NE 68516

YBP Bean Bag Toss Tournament

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

Team Information Player (1) Company Email Phone

Pre-registration is REQUIRED to guarantee your spot in the double-elimination tournament. Limited to 16 two (2) person teams.

Player (2)



Everyone Welcome!

Dinner • Music • Family Fun • Prizes Thank you to the students at Southeast Community College for building the game boards!

Email Phone 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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HOMEPAC Fundraiser | Contribution to Northeast High | HBAL Job Board

Coming Soon! Custom apparel to support HOMEPAC Watch your email for information on purchasing custom apparel from Art F/X. The portal will be open May 7-21. The HBAL logo will be printed on the sleeve, allowing members to add their own logo on the breast of the shirt *at a later time. Proceeds will go towards HOMEPAC, HBAL's political action committee. Ogio Womens Polo - $38 Nike Mens Polo - $48

Ogio Womens Pixel Full Zip Jackets - $55 Ogio Mens Quarter Zip - $55 HBAL T-shirt - $20


The Political Voice of Lincoln’s Building Industry YOUR LOGO HERE*

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. 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.

HBAL & Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Give $7,400 to Northeast's Home Building Project

HBAL Job Board As you are probably well aware, there is a labor shortage in the homebuilding industry. To address this, HBAL has partnered with other industry-related associations and created, a resource for young adults looking for guidance and direction when thinking about their future career paths. This website is shared via high school guidance counselors, social media and includes links to available positions in the construction industry. As a benefit to our members, we created a page on our website dedicated to job listings from our members. We are asking you to help us populate this page with your current job openings.

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$24.81 $17.71

• Carpenters • Construction Laborers • Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers

On March 26, HBAL President Bo Jones and Michaela Harrison presented a check on behalf of HBAL and the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation to the Lincoln Housing Authority and Northeast High student-build project. The funds will allow them to include a garage with the home they are building.

$14.50 $18.44

$22.85 • Electricians n • HVAC & Refrigeratio $25.12 Mechanics & Installers • Plumbers, Pipefitters $25.52 & Steamfitters $16.98 • Roofers $19.56 • Tapers s $19.06 • Tile & Marble Setter

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To the left is an ad that will run in the 7,000 Guidebooks to be distributed during the Spring Parade of Homes. If you have job openings, we highly encourage you to post them on the HBAL Job Board prior to May 1. For instructions on posting your job, go to You will find a link to detailed instructions at the bottom of the page. 19  Lincoln Business Builder

New Members | Renewals

Welcome New Members CT Construction, Inc. Chris Taylor (Nicole)

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

50 Years

9 Years

• Lincoln Laminating, Inc.

• Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson & Oldfather • Craig Construction • Holly Well Drilling • Premier Distributing • Third Generation Builder • Underfoot, Inc.

49 Years

7737 S. 28th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516 Phone: 402-853-6713 Email: Website:

• KFOR Radio 103.3 FM/1240 AM

35 Years

Sponsor: Ken Zheng, A1 Cabinet and Granite Reason I joined HBAL: Advertising and exposing business to public as well as showcasing work. What I hope to get out of my membership: Network with other professionals in business, new ideas. Desired areas of involvement: Golf, Parade of Homes, Sporting Clay Shoot. Personal: Ice hockey goalie. I played for Jr. Stars and UNL Club Hockey and currently play for Lincoln Ice Hockey. I’m married with three dogs.

Complete Inspection Services, LLC Justin Fulbright (AJ)

323 N. Harris Street, P.O. Box 613, Wilber, NE 68465 Phone: 402-821-2030 Email: Website: Sponsor: Tyler Reynolds, Woods Bros. Realty

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

29 Years • Campbell's Kitchen Cabinets, Inc.

• The Hoppe Law Firm

21 Years • Window Option Specialists

20 Years • Apollo Steel Co. • CKF - Consolidated Kitchens

• Roth & Troyer Construction, Inc.

Fax 402.483.7577

Multi Color Printing Graphic Design Ad Specialties Bindery Services

11 Years • Ironwood Builders, LLC • King's Inspections, LLC • Lowe's

4 Years • Old City Building Group • Robison Design Build, LLC • Schneider Custom Homes • The Home Depot #3204

3 Years • Erickson Construction, Inc. dba BK Custom Homes • JR Platinum Properties

2 Years • Meyer Insulation Systems • Midlands Home Solutions

1 Year • Anderson Ford Lincoln • Holmberg Construction, LLC • MB Financial Bank • Showhomes Lincoln

Digital Color Copies Digital Black & White Engineering Copies Personalized Service

Providing Offset Printing & Digital Services in Lincoln since 1980.

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• Golden Rule Contractors

• Drywall Supply, Inc. • Pinnacle Bank

12 Years

7 Years 5 Years

• Nebraska Printing Center • Union Title Company

3133 S. 7th Street • Suite D

• Design Associates • Metalworks, Inc.

24 Years

16 Years


8 Years

Think HBAL First! Do Business With A Member!

Directory Changes

Directory Changes • Bryan Johnson is the new principal contact for Lowe’s. Phone: 402-420-3660. Email:

• Chris Lamberty is the new principal member for Lincoln Housing Authority. Email:

• Brian Beadle is the new principal contact for Two Men and a Truck. Phone: 402-395-8300. Email:

• Larry Svoboda is the new principal member for Ray’s Lawn & Landscape. Email:

• Kristen Brown is the new principal member for Alpha Media (KFOR, ESPN, KIBZ, KTGL and KZKX). Phone: 402-325-7766. Cellular: 308-440-4947. Email:

• GRNE Solutions, LLC is now GRNE Solar. Phone: 402-440-1028. Email:

• Energy Pro 2020 is now Energy Pro Electric. New principal member is Shayne Daughenbaugh. Cellular: 402-617-5026. Email: • Ethan Schroeder is the new principal member for Truck Center Companies. Cellular: 402-677-2086. Email: • Dave Eckley is the new principal member of Carlisle Insulation. Phone: 402-558-6100. Cellular: 402-578-7884. Email: • LeafGuard of the Midlands is now Midlands Home Solutions. New email address is • Ryan McKillip is a new affiliate member with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Phone: 402-434-4541. Email:

• T.J. Artz is the new principal member for Artz & Sons Construction. Phone: 402-310-9002. • Brandon Kimes is the new principal member for CKF – Consolidated Kitchens. Phone: 402-423-0025 ext. 108. Cellular: 402-290-7626. Email: • Alyssa Lundahl is the new principal member for Apple Roofing. Email: • Shannon Harner is the new principal member for Home Real Estate. Email: • Chris Beyer is the new principal member for Granite Transformations. 6860 S. 118th Street, Ste. 104, Omaha, NE 68137. Phone: 402-486-0631. Email: • Kevin Mandigo is the new affiliate member for The Home Depot. Phone: 402-770-8586. Email: • SueAnn Vice is the new principal member for Quality Water Services, Inc.

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Softeners S Refiners Filters S Reverse Osmosis S Salt

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EcoWater Systems of Lincoln


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Building Permits Building Permits

City of Lincoln - 11 -Year Table

Jan. Feb. March YTD

2008 TH 19 0 28 47

SF 35 22 41 98

Jan. Feb. March Total Avg. Cost

MF 6 4 2 12

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

2010 TH 7 18 6 31

SF 24 32 42 98

MF 2 60 8 70

3 7 18 28

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


2 5 10 17

Jan. 500,000 Feb. March 400,000 Total Avg. Cost 300,000


57 69 125 251

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


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


69 79 104 252

2013 TH 2 4 9 15

SF 24 34 46 104

MF 0 0 0 0

SF 34 40 68 142

2014 TH 6 18 12 36

MF 51 5 0 56

SF 36 33 58 127

2015 TH MF 2 0 44 201 12 187 58 388


6 2 8 16

2013 Cost 422,000 33,000 357,600 812,600 50,788


3 3 8 14

2014 Cost 59,336 64,000 338,910 462,246 33,018

2015 Cost 114,877 18,650 816,118 949,645 45,221


4 2 15 21


6 2 15 23

SF 29 42 69 140

2016 TH 19 6 31 56

2016 Cost 288,700 392,168 469,496 1,150,364 50,016

2017 TH 3 9 22 34

MF 0 6 76 82

SF 26 46 60 132

SF 28 54 68 150

# 13 3 15 31

2017 Cost # 1,255,950 5 686,575 6 1,281,039 5 3,223,564 16 103,986

2018 Cost 216,225 225,962 259,200 701,387 43,837

City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 9 Year Table

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


81 69 96 246



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

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

2018 Cost 1,539,597 1,338,692 1,410,467 4,288,756 17,796


77 87 122 286


75 67 99 241

Single Family Permits (Jan. - March)

3,000,000 100,000 2,500,000 160


# 2,000,000 140 1,500,000 120 1,000,000 500,000 0

Cost 2010






























80 # Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost # 60 2010






















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Total Townhomes & Multi Family Permits (Jan. - March) 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0



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2018 TH 0 29 20 49

MF 0 0 50 50

MF 2 0 55 57

Remodeling Permits: Alterations

Additions 600,000

2012 TH MF 4 0 13 144 24 36 41 180

SF 27 31 47 105

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

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


SF 22 26 42 90

2011 TH MF 0 4 0 20 10 180 10 204






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Lincoln Business Builder (May 2018)  

Monthly newsletter of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, NE.

Lincoln Business Builder (May 2018)  

Monthly newsletter of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, NE.