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January Meeting

January 9, 2013 • 11:30 a.m.

Custom Countertop Published by the Remodelers Council of Lincoln • January 2013 • Vol. 16, No. 1 • Editor Jennie Korth

Chairperson’s Message

4905 N. 56th Street Lunch provided by Custom Countertop Please send your RSVP to info@hbal.org or call 402-423-4225 by January 4.

by Jeff Bielenberg

I hope everyone had a very merry and blessed Christmas experience with your families and friends. We enjoyed the Christmas Eve candlelight service and fellowship and catching up with our own families. Many of you are probably planning to stay up late to ring in the New Year, and now that 2013 is almost here, I hope all of us are able to achieve those new resolutions and have enough work to start the year off right.

Best of the Best

Best Bar/Wine Cellar Winner Fulton Construction, Inc.

We are going to continue The Best-of-The Best this year. We hope everyone has enough time to enter. You’ll be able to enter your projects from as far back as 2011. Hopefully this year’s economy will give more people the ability to secure the necessary financing to implement those long awaited projects as their family’s needs have changed over the years. I’m hoping our members, as well as their clients, will be able to continue to show their design results. Remodeling is always about creating functionality, as well as inviting spaces, whether they’re outside or inside. Good luck to all of you, and remember your entries are all needed. It’s fun to see how others imaginations make enjoyable experiences for all who enter those spaces. As a reminder, starting January 2, the City of Lincoln’s Department of Building and Safety will change its public counter hours to 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. OSHA’s Fall Protection rules that were supposed to go into full effect December 15, 2012 have been extended again to March 15, 2013. So, a little more time for all of us to get our acts together! I wish all of you a very busy and prosperous year!

Find your inspiration at the

Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show February 7-10

Congratulations to Fulton Construction, Inc. on being the “Best of the Best” winner with their wine cellar entry. Next month features additions, so be sure to submit your photo of the best addition you have done or been a part of since 2011 to the HBAL office no later than January 15, 2013 to be considered as the Best of the Best! Recognition will include a picture of the project along with your company name in the Step by Step publication and a spot on the HBAL website for one month. Entries cannot win in more than one category. January - Addition February - Porch/Veranda March - Great Room/Family Room remodel April - Bathroom May - Pools June - Kitchen July Landscaping/Ponds August - Windows September - Decks October - Bar/Wine cellar November - Basement finish/remodel December - Custom Cabinetry


Remodelers Council Christmas Party 2013 Remodelers Council Officers

BINGO!

Erin Magnussen, Kayla Harrison, Jeff Bielenberg & AnDee Harris

Past Remodelers Council Chair, Molly Johnson hands the hammer over to 2013 Remodelers Council Chair, Jeff Bielenberg.

Best of the Best Winners Erin Magnussen accepting on behalf of Reese Construction, Inc.

Don McKibben, Jr. accepting on behalf of Cabinet Craft, Inc.


Thanks to everyone who contributed!!

89 87 100 87 120 97 94 44 92 96 66 972

112 pair of gloves • 68 hats • 12 scarves • 4 coats

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

We collected:

#

2008 Cost 1,364,460 141,600 589,154 1,208,366 809,323 543,997 212,984 583,602 556,083 490,847 776,208 7,276,624 28,536

2 5 10 10 9 14 17 8 15 19 11 120

#

2009 Cost 52,000 125,240 206,900 198,413 183,000 297,872 554,070 244,470 407,066 793,181 990,184 4,052,396 33,770

6 3 11 19 9 12 15 11 15 11 11 123

#

Remodeling Permits: Alterations

9 9 36 62 52 19 11 13 14 18 12 255

#

2010 Cost 152,980 99,500 317,000 706,474 148,500 460,740 697,500 219,300 375,278 333,693 230,395 3,741,360 30,418

81 76 89 82 79 76 77 92 83 80 62 877

#

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 10,111,987 11,530

71 76 72 85 65 89 96 77 78 79 81 869

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3 7 18 15 20 16 9 12 16 13 10 139

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2011 Cost 80,100 178,700 452,005 908,366 340,080 603,388 248,618 478,200 1,011,333 220,423 573,100 5,094,313 36,650 2 5 10 11 20 7 10 9 13 15 12 114

#

2012 Cost 43,500 107,786 691,458 600,931 723,945 224,812 414,975 545,217 595,111 438,100 527,840 4,913,675 43,102

2009 2010 2011 2012 Cost # Cost # Cost # Cost 784,232 57 502,454 69 988,395 81 804,484 706,588 69 600,743 79 893,584 69 565,929 946,927 125 1,229,150 104 900,086 96 1,055,957 813,112 154 1,386,859 133 1,292,245 96 871,985 617,270 124 931,223 111 946,242 123 1,544,337 766,615 117 754,480 112 819,225 110 1,093,867 1,172,764 161 1,181,825 99 1,104,259 109 1,029,087 790,319 119 1,006,147 129 1,032,748 114 1,148,868 778,464 124 976,777 106 928,466 84 764,670 552,852 141 929,354 122 1,298,243 124 1,019,740 890,150 118 827,222 93 703,129 100 750,064 8,819,293 1,309 10,326,234 1,157 10,906,622 1,106 10,648,988 10,149 7,889 9,427 9,628

City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 7 Year Table

2007 Cost 87,400 314,300 1,283,155 539,511 818,301 481,374 728,615 807,215 558,017 1,150,309 747,848 7,516,045 17,853

2006 2007 Cost # Cost 1,007,372 88 1,163,863 967,125 78 909,207 1,147,674 107 1,280,089 706,214 88 1,031,776 1,042,668 115 1,578,971 985,229 97 736,760 1,072,119 117 1,258,848 433,967 110 1,138,598 674,348 94 1,070,733 966,277 96 868,251 423,155 88 961,501 9,426,148 1,078 11,998,597 9,698 11,130

7 4 33 56 55 62 46 56 32 47 23 421

Jim and Vicki Christo Jenny Samek Dave Miller Pella Products Eileen Campbell Lenora Gross Jenny Bombeck CS Kitchen & Bath Studio Erin Magnussen Ron Fricke Jeff and Mary Kay Bielenberg Jennie and Jason Korth Nadine and Frank Condello John and Michaela Harrison AnDee Harris Jim and Sue Crawford Ruth Hietbrink Lori Pippitt

19 13 34 52 57 59 49 44 43 41 24 435

Remodelers Council’s Hat, Scarf and Mitten Drive

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

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Greatest accomplishment: Starting and growing our construction business.

2006 Cost 333,000 426,676 613,750 560,472 907,924 520,942 645,103 433,967 585,123 621,817 384,690 6,033,464 13,870

Family: Wife, Mary Kay; daughter, Amanda; son, Matt; grandchildren, Trevin and Brenden

#

Spare Time: Walking, dinning out, cooking and grilling on my Weber.

Remodeling Permits: Additions City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 7 Year Table

Remodelers Spotlight

Name: Jeff Bielenberg

Position: Owner/President

Company: Bielenberg Builders, Inc.

Phone: 402-325-6382

Email: bielenbergbuilders@neb.rr.com

Company Info: Company was started in 2005. The majority of our work is residential and commercial remodeling.

Favorite books: Architectural History and Design Books

Favorite Movie: Lonesome Dove

Favorite TV Show: Castle

Find rewarding: Helping others achieve their needs or goals.

Biggest Challenge in life: To acquire the reputation of building quality homes and commercial buildings.

What Inspires you: My Father

What did you want to be when you grew up: A farmer or rancher

Pet peeve: People scamming others.

Bad Habit: Biting my fingernails.

First thing I do in the morning: Eat breakfast and read the paper.

Favorite vacation spot: Colorado

Greatest Hero: Tom Osborne, he’s a quality person.

Childhood fear: Drowning


Calendar of Events Dec. 31Jan. 1 Jan. 9

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Feb. 7-10

Save the Date!

New Years HBAL Office Closed

After Hours at Ferguson February 19, 2013 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Remodelers Council Meeting Custom Countertop, Inc. • 4905 N. 56th Street 11:30 a.m. • Lunch provided by Custom Countertop HBAL Installation & Awards Ceremony Nebraska Champions Club 6:30 p.m. Social • 7:30 p.m. Dinner $10 per person Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show Lancaster Event Center Thu. & Fri. 5 - 9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $6 per person or $5 with a non-perishable food item

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