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March Meeting

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 • 11:30 a.m.

Accela Presentation Published by the Remodelers Council of Lincoln • March 2013 • Vol. 16, No. 3 • Editor Jennie Korth

Chairperson’s Message by Jeff Bielenberg

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the Home and Garden Show this year. It’s a lot of hard work preparing and setting up for the event, not to mention the hours to man the booths and the volunteers needed to help make sure it runs smooth! There were so many ideas for the consumers of our community to see. Over 16,000 people attended, and approximately 5,000 pounds of food was collected for the Food Bank, along with a $32.00 donation. I enjoyed visiting with some of you at the Home Show and I hope this will be the start of a very busy and prosperous year for all of you. Thank you to everyone who stopped by Ferguson’s showroom for some good food and drinks at our After Hours event. It was neat to see all the new trends that may be possible for your future projects. Thank you also to the Ferguson staff for graciously hosting the event! I think it’s important for us to support each other’s businesses and find out how our fellow members can contribute to the success of our own client projects! Camaraderie is an important virtue for all of us to work towards. I hope to see you all again at our next meeting. Feel free to bring a friend!

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• open a contractor account and use your Trust Account • pay with credit card • apply for permits on line • schedule an inspection on line • search for information on approvals for a permit.

Valentino’s • 35th & Holdrege

Cost: $10 per person for lunch Please send your RSVP to or call 402-423-4225 by March 7.

2013 Attendance Prize

A prize will be awarded to the Remodelers Council Member who attends the most meetings and events in 2013!

Best of the Best

Best Porch/Veranda Winner Tru-Built Construction

Congratulations to Tru-Built Construction for winning this month’s Best of the Best with their Veranda/Porch entry. Very impressive! Keep up the good work! Next month’s category will be Great Room/Family Room remodel. I hope we get a lot of contestants from which to pick! The March meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at Valentino’s on 35th and Holdrege Streets. Fred Hoke and Rita Cox from Building and Safety will be giving a presentation about Lincoln’s new Accela software program for obtaining permits and scheduling inspections.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Ghandi

Congratulations to Tru-Built Construction on being the “Best of the Best” winner with their porch/veranda entry. Next month features great room/family room remodels, so be sure to submit your photo of the great room/family room you have done or been a part of since 2011 to the HBAL office no later than March 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. 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 After Hours February 19, 2013

Thank you to our Food Bank House Volunteers 4,993 lbs. of food and $32 was collected this year for the Food Bank!

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National Association of Home Builders

Tom & Karen Barrett Jeff Bielenberg Marlene Condello Connie & Noah Hampl AnDee Harris Dan & Ruth Hietbrink Delrae & Devon Hirschman Jennifer, Hunter & Gage Lahners Ethan & Evan Preuss Aaron Rider Jenny & Tate Samek Ray Schapmann Terry Schwimmer Derek Sewell Isaac Wilson Brady Yoder

Since 2003, we have collected over 55,000 lbs. of food for the Food Bank!

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Calendar of Events Mar. 1

Spring Parade of Homes Final Deadline

Mar. 7

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

Mar. 11

Fifth Annual Chili Cook-off Sesostris Shrine Center • 1050 Saltillo Road 6:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per person (kids 12 years & under FREE)

Mar. 12

Remodelers Council Meeting Valentino’s • 35th & Holdrege 11:30 a.m. • $10 per person

Mar. 15

Tour of Remodeled Homes Deadline

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Step by Step (March 2013)  

Monthly newsletter of the Remodelers Council of Lincoln.