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November 2016 • Vol. 19, No. 11 Editor: Jennie Korth

Chairperson’s Message by Megan Dreyer

I hope this note finds you enjoying the beautiful fall weather and screen saver worthy scenery of the season. I know my family has been squeezing everything out of what is surely to be our final days of comfortable fall weather. I want to thank those who attended the October meeting. Although I wasn’t able to attend, I heard the presentation was informative and well received. Our November 2 meeting should be of interest to all of us as we look to the future of our industry. We will have the opportunity to tour The Career Academy at Southeast Community College. Now in its second year, this program aims to provide quality, career-focused education to our youth to peruse jobs that will impact all of us and our community. Please plan on attending and supporting this collaborative venture by Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College. Another date to mark on your calendar is the annual Remodelers Christmas Party. This year’s party will be held at Venue Restaurant & Lounge on December 7. This is an excellent way to celebrate and reflect on this past year with friends and anticipate the season of joy that will soon be upon us.

Remodelers Council Election of Officers The following is the Remodelers Council ballot for 2017. If you would like to nominate anyone else to the ballot, please contact Jennie at 402-423-4225 or We will vote on officers at the November 2 meeting.

2017 Remodelers Council Ballot

November Meeting November 2, 2016 • 11:30 a.m.

Tour of The Career Academy 8800 O Street • Room 200

The Career Academy is a joint venture between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College. The goal of TCA is to provide academic and real world experiences to high school juniors and seniors through high school and dual credit courses in 16 different career pathways. Students attend TCA for two hours a day during the regular school year while taking their remaining courses back at their home high school. Transportation in the LPS district is provided, books are free, and tuition is free through scholarships or paid at a 50% discount to the regular SCC credit hour charge. Expert instructors at TCA teach the students while over 150 professionals in business and industry provide real world connections. These 150+ professionals serve on pathway support teams that advise, mentor, judge, provide field trips, and sometimes even offer internships for students at TCA.

Cost: $10 per person for lunch Please send your RSVP to or call 402-423-4225 by October 25.


q Pam Magner

Reynolds Design & Remodeling Vice Chair

q Rick Willet

Willet Construction, Inc., Remodeling Specialists Secretary

q Erin Magnussen

Reese Construction, Inc.

Welcome New Members! Carl Wheeler

Carl Wheeler Floors

Ross Sudbeck PPG Paints

HBAL’s Toys for Santa Cop Project Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:30 a.m. ~ Until Completion Lincoln Northeast High School Shop 2635 N. 63rd Street • west side of school Thanks for all you do to make this annual project a great success! Donations to help pay for the materials may be sent to: Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C • Lincoln, NE 68516 RSVP to 402-423-4225 or fax 402-423-4251 ____ I cannot attend, but here is my donation of $_____ to the Santa Cop Project. ____ Yes, I will be there. My guests: _____________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ____ No, I can’t attend. Name: _________________________________ Company: ______________________________

2016’s project is a Portable Lego Table with Storage You don’t have to be a carpenter to help. We have lots of jobs for inexperienced but willing workers!

B Save the Date! Remodelers Council Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 7 • 11:30 a.m. Venue Restaurant & Lounge 4111 Pioneer Woods Drive. We will once again be collecting hats and gloves for local elementary children.

Annual Coat Drive

It’s time again for HBAL’s Annual Coat Drive. Bring your coats, mittens, hats, other warm clothing or blankets to the HBAL office or HBAL’s Warming Up for the Holidays event on November 10. HBAL will take all donations to the People’s City Mission in November. Our members have been so generous the last few years, we hope to once again provide warm clothing for many of Lincoln’s needy citizens.

Echo Electric Presentation October 5, 2016

Remodelers Spotlight Rick Willet, Owner

Willet Construction, Inc. Remodeling Specialists and Sutter Place Interiors Phone: 402-434-8008 Email: Company Information: Willet Construction, Inc. began in 1995. We are a full service remodeling company doing work that includes: kitchens, baths, basements, master suites, whole house remodels, additions, siding, windows, decks, sunrooms and much more. Our Design/Build team will work together with customers to help make their goals become reality using top-quality craftsmanship and products. In July 2016, we became new owners of Sutter Place Interiors which provides complete interior design for people looking for an extraordinary experience. Services include: space planning, furniture layout, fine art curation, accessory placement, paint/ palette selection, window treatments and an updated Kitchen & Bath Design Center. Sutter Place Interiors has been serving Lincoln for 44 years at 48th and Highway 2. Overall, we have 18 great employees including interior designers, project managers, office managers and field workers. Favorite movie: Most any John Wayne movie. Favorite TV show: Reruns of Home Improvement with Tim Allen. Hilarious! Biggest challenge in life: Recovery from heart attack and double-bypass surgery 2 years ago. I am doing great now. What inspires you: Philippians 3:13-14, “Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” What did you want to be when you grew up: Professional baseball player Pet Peeve: We must stay on schedule on each job we do. First thing you do in the morning: Get the newspaper. Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with my wife, Marcia, and warm weather.

402.483.7575 3133 S. 7th Street • Suite D Fax (402) 483-7577 Multi Color Printing

Digital Color Copies

Graphic Design

Digital Black & White

Ad Specialties

Engineering Copies

Bindery Services

Personalized Service

Spare time: I love spending time with my wife and grandchildren. Also golfing, hunting, fishing and other sports. Family: Marcia and I have been married 36 great years. Our children and their spouses are: Brian (31) and Michelle Willet, Melissa (29) and Peter Barber, Jason (23) and Heather Willet. Four grandsons all under 3 years old. One granddaughter coming in November. Greatest accomplishment: Being blessed by our three children and the wonderful spouses they chose to join our family. We have the best two daughters-in-law and sonin-law we could ever dream of. Our grandchildren are so wonderful and fun.

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


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Nov. 24-25

The Remodelers Council will once again be collecting hats, mittens, gloves, etc. for a few of Lincoln’s Elementary Schools. Please keep this in mind as you start your holiday shopping!

Thanksgiving (Office Closed)

Nov. 16

General Election

Nov. 8

CPR/AED/First Aid Training HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $70 per person • $50 for CPR/AED only $10 for lunch

Santa Cop Lincoln Northeast High School Shop 2635 N. 63rd Street (west side of school) 9:30 a.m. - until completion

Nov. 5

Nov. 10

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

Nov. 3

Warming Up for the Holidays & HBAL Election Night Blue Blood Brewing Co. 925 Robbers Cave Road 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Election to be held at 7:00 p.m. $20 per person • Cash Bar Additional $10 for cave tours

Remodelers Council Meeting The Career Academy • 8800 O Street 11:30 a.m. • $10 per person

Nov. 2

Calendar of Events

Step by Step (November 2016)