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Publication of the

April 2017 • Vol. 20, No. 4 Editor: Jennie Korth

Chairperson’s Message by Pam Magner

April Meeting

As I write this, it is hard to believe we are nearly through the first quarter of 2017. April brings the early signs of spring and reminds us that warmer weather is on its way.

April 5, 2017 • 11:30 a.m.

Last month, we toured the new Cornhusker Bank at 84th and O Street and I was struck by how the entire building was filled with natural light. I even thought that, if I were a banker, I would enjoy working in such a pleasant space!

SCC’s Building Construction Technology Program Speaker: Ron Petsch

April also ushers in the annual Tour of Remodeled Homes, this year on April 29 and 30. I’ve always felt the Tour is the best way to showcase your actual work. Pictures are nice, but nothing can take the place of the hands-on, in-person viewing afforded by the Tour. Consumer confidence is on the rise and, hopefully, that will translate into a very successful Tour for all of our entries. Stop by and support your fellow members if you have the time!

SCC’s Building Construction Technology program is a sixquarter (18-month) program. Students are on campus participating in lecture/lab courses during all six quarters of their instruction. A key component of the program is building a new house from the planning stages to the final finishing touches. Since the first house was constructed decades ago, students in the program have built more than 90 homes.

This month, Ron Petsch will join us at the HBAL office on April 5 to speak about SCC’s Building Construction Technology Program. We are already facing a shortage of skilled labor in the construction trades, and as the economy grows, that shortage will grow as well. Join us for lunch and hear how SCC’s program is training its students for our industry’s future.

HBAL Office

6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C

Cost: $10 per person for lunch Please send your RSVP to or call 402-423-4225 by March 31.

Welcome New Members! Korey Matoush

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Educational Opportunity Lunch & Learn: Soil Issues for Residential Construction Doyle Petersen is a soils engineer who has worked in the Lincoln office of Alfred Benesch & Company (formerly HWS Consulting Group, Inc.) his entire career. Doyle has over 38 years of design and construction soils experience relating to foundations, embankments, pavements, airports, railroads and highways. Doyle will be discussing and answering questions on various soils-related topics regarding residential construction including: swelling/heaving soils; compressible soils; foundation/under floor drainage systems; effects of trees and vegetation on foundation/sub grade soils; proper placement of fill/backfill; mud jacking; slab curl; possible drying of soils because of under floor radon systems; under floor vapor barriers; helical anchors; and push piers.

Tuesday, April 25 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. HBAL | 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C Cost: $10 per person (includes lunch) RSVP to by April 19 Name ___________________________________________ Company ________________________________________ Phone __________________________________________ E-mail __________________________________________ Payment must accompany registration in order to reserve a seat for you.

2017 Step by Step Ad Sizes and Rates Ad Size

Monthly Rate

1/3 page - horizontal outside cover(8”w by 3.25”h) $61.66 1/6 page - outside cover (3.25”w by 4”h) 1/2 page - (8”w by 5.25”h)

$40 $100

1/4 page - vertical (3.875”w by 5.25”h)


1/4 page - horizontal (8”w by 3.25”h)


1/8 page - (3.875”w by 2.5”h)



$40 + cost of printing

Deadline for artwork is the 15th for the following month’s issue. Contact Jennie Korth at for availability.

Modular Ramp

In 2001, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln was asked by an employee of the Building & Safety Department to help build a ramp for a fellow city employee. Because the need was temporary, it was decided the best approach was to purchase a light-weight modular aluminum ramp which could be assembled on site and, once the ramp was no longer needed, it could be removed and stored for future use. Since then, the ramp has been used numerous times by those in need and Remodelers Council members are quick to volunteer the man hours required to make it happen. Members of the Remodelers Council of Lincoln installed the modular ramp system for a Lincoln couple in 2013 however the ramp is no longer needed. We are now looking for volunteers to help uninstall the ramp as well as store it until it is needed once again. If you are interested in helping with this project or if you know of someone in need, please contact Jennie Korth or Michaela Harrison at 402-423-4225.

Weekend of April 29 & 30 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission: $5 for all 19 homes

1. 16200 Hickman Ridge Road, Roca Kitchen Remodel Reynolds Design & Remodeling

7. 6800 Rexford Drive Whole House Remodel JR Platinum Properties

2. 6931 Laurent Circle Kitchen & Master Bath Remodel Bielenberg Builders, Inc.

8. 6421 Shenandoah Drive Main Level Remodel Lincoln Cabinet

3. 6701 East Shore Drive Home Remodel Tru-Built Construction

9. 3515 Woods Avenue Kitchen, Dinette, Powder Bath, Living Room Russell Remodeling, LLC

4. 7820 Northshore Drive Addition, Kitchen, Master Suite, Laundry Reese Construction, Inc. 5. 6132 Fleetwood Drive Solatube Daylighting Devices Natural Light Co. 6. 2941 Crown Pointe Road Main Level & Kitchen Remodel Change House Design & Construction, Inc.

10. 3001 Plymouth Avenue Kitchen Remodel CS Kitchen & Bath Studio 11. 1660 Otoe Street Kitchen Remodel GoodeGuy Construction, Inc./ 3 Day Kitchen & Bath 12. 3313 S. 28th Street Addition & Remodel Goings Homes, LLC

13. 3020 O’Reilly Drive Kitchen Remodel Willet Construction, Inc., Remodeling Specialists 14. 3820 Cape Charles Court Bathroom Remodel GoodeGuy Construction, Inc./ 3 Day Kitchen & Bath 15. 3800 Lynchburg Court Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, Dinette, Powder Bath, Pantry, Laundry Russell Remodeling, LLC 16. 6616 Old Dominion Road Whole House Remodel Russell Remodeling, LLC 17. 3333 Gettysburg Court Kitchen Remodel Lincoln Cabinet 18. 7549 S. 38th Street Whole House Remodel Nate’s Custom Renovations, Inc. 19. 9510 Wildfire Circle Basement Bar Lincoln Cabinet

Remodelers Council of Lincoln 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C Lincoln, NE 68516


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Swing Collection

Apr. 25

HBAL Golf Tournament

Remodelers Council Picnic

June 2

June 7

May 11

Spring Parade of Homes

HOMEPAC, Board of Directors & Foundation Meetings HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

May 3

May 14-21

Remodelers Council Meeting BuilderTrend HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th St., Ste. C 11:30 a.m. • Cost: TBD

Tour of Remodeled Homes

Lunch & Learn: Soil Issues for Residential Construction HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th St., Ste. C 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per person (includes lunch)

Apr. 29-30

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

Tribute to Youth LPS Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel Nebraska Champions Club 707 Stadium Drive 6:00 p.m. Social • 6:30 p.m. Dinner $15 for HBAL Members • $25 for Guests

Apr. 13

Apr. 10

Apr. 5

Remodelers Council Meeting SCC’s Building Construction Technology Program HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th St., Ste. C 11:30 a.m. • Cost: $10 per person

Calendar of Events

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