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HBAWS Member News December 2013




Chris Thompson (B) Ron Ricci (B) Angela Kalamaras (A) Keely Richardson (A) Nathan Myers (A) Shane Wagoner (B)

2014 Directors (2 Year Term) ASSOCIATION



Neil Brown (A) Michael Enscore (A) Robbin Greenwood (B) Amy Lincille (A) Sam Morgan (B) Melonie Plotkowski (A)

Lee Riddle (B) Brad Fletcher (A) Todd Isenhour (B) Steve McSwain (B) Tracy Morehead (A)

The following members will serve the 2nd year of a 2 year term on our Board of Directors in 2014: Stephen Mabe (B) Hershel Redding (A) Rich Achor (B) Stan Senft (B)

Austin McGuire (B) Keith Rogers (B) Sam Morgan (B)

2014 Council / Committee Leadership Barry Wilson (A), President, Remodelers Council Karen Holcomb (A), President, Professional Women in Building Council June DeLugas (A), Chairperson, Associate Members Committee

Partners with Habitat for Humanity Forsyth Co.

Home Builders Association of Winston Salem

EXCLUSIVE EVENT SPONSORS Bloomday Marble & Granite Triad Home & Garden Show

Piedmont Federal Savings Bank Spring Parade of Homes


Fall Parade of Homes

Diamond Event Sponsors Carter Lumber Company Triad Home & Garden Show Preview Party

Ferguson Enterprises & McCullough Tile & Stone Tour of Fine Spaces

Pine Hall Brick

Fall Parade Golden Home Awards & Celebration

STOCK Building Supply

Fall Parade Golden Home Awards & Celebration

The Stereo Shop

Fall Parade Golden Home Awards & Celebration

Platinum Event Sponsors *Associate Members Committee Spring and Fall Parade Breakfast

Signs Now

Official Printing Sponsor Triad Home & Garden Show

STOCK Building Supply

Summer Golf Tournament - Co-Sponsor



Advanced Consumer Electronics, Inc Capital Bank Pella Window & Door Piedmont Natural Gas STOCK Building Supply

Advanced Consumer Electronics Bimco Busch Insurance | Builders Mutual Insurance Company MKT Real Estate Group / Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors Parksite

Bronze McCullough Tile and Stone Merge-Tech, Inc. Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services, Missy Easter Agency ***********************************************************************

*Associate Members Committee contributing $200/each - totaled for Spring Parade Breakfast - Platinum Sponsorship 2

Amanzi Marble & Granite, Busch Insurance | Builders Mutual Insurance Company, General Shale Jeff Allen Landscape Architecture, June DeLugas Interiors, New Garden Landscaping & Nursery, Inc. Piedmont Garage Doors, Rising Concepts, STOCK Building Supply, Webb Heating & A/C

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Twas the night before Christmas (HBA Style)

Shane Wagoner, Wagoner Homes, Inc. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all thro’ the house, All the builders were working, even the dang mouse; The rock was stacked on the chimney with care, In hopes that a contract soon would be there; While builders gathered at a social of past, Living it up, carefree, and drinking fast; With politicians in their suits, and builders in their caps, Little did we know we were in for a long nap. When out of the blue arose such a clatter, Down came our industry, it just fell off the ladder! Away everyone ran, some with hammer in hand, Leaving homes in despair, even unsightly land. Everybody was angry because things had become slow. What are we to do? Where did everyone go? When what to my eyes appeared through the years, My fellow HBA members, humbled and unclear. As we continued to meet, reach out and greet, We felt like we were stuck, stuck in concrete. But since that nasty day in late 2008, We tried to push forward and spread cheer, not hate. Now plumber, now painter, now mechanical technician, On roofer, on mason, on your way electrician, To the top of the roof, to the top of the wall, Get back to work, even though Washington is still flawed! As bankers and lenders hid in their holes, Out came the builders, ready to whack-a-mole! And then one day, as if Santa came to my home, The banks gave in and said, “Let’s try this one loan.” So up from the ground the builders slowly bound,

Cautiously optimistic of the next corner, what’s around? And then with a peek, I saw in the future, Another 4 years with Washington in a stupor. I threw up my hands and said “I just want to give up, I fear my next opportunity is just bad luck.” And then with a twinkling, I heard a member say, “I joined this association to get on the opportunity sleigh!” As I threw my head around with a look of confusion, I saw something special, it wasn’t an illusion. Sweat rolled off her brow as she was in a chipper mood, “I clean 3 of these big houses to renew my HBA dues!” Her eyes—how they twinkled! Her dimples how merry! Her cheeks looked cold, and her nose like a cherry! She smiled and said, “How fortunate I am,” I am a member of something bigger and it believes I can.” I spoke not a word, but went straight to work, Understanding that all members to a degree have been hurt. But with an attitude such as hers, I learned something sweet, The HBA can help us all get back on our feet. So, as a new year approaches, let’s give the team a whistle, And help each other fly, like the down of a thistle. As my term winds down, I pray with all my might, Success to you all, and to all a good night! Thank you for allowing me to serve as the 2013 HBAWS President. While there were ups and downs, it was an honor to represent such hard-working, dedicated individuals. Thanks to each of you who gave your time, energy and support.


REMODELERS UPDATE I’m sure you are just like me, realizing it is December and wondering, “where did this year go?” It has been a busy one for our business and family, and no doubt for yours, too. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as Remodelers Council president, and as this year closes I’d like to express my appreciation for the support of everyone in the HBA-WS office, and among the Remodelers Council membership. Hopefully the various programs have helped you with additional insight to somehow improve you and your remodeling or associated business. Along with the programs, the opportunity to get together to network and discuss industry issues, concerns, and opportunities has its own value which cannot be matched in any other group. True, in this group we are competitors, but as a group we are also competitors against the less professional in our industry. Educating the public on the benefits of contracting with a true professional remodeler should be a priority for each of us, and especially so for our Remodelers Council.

David Miller, President Miller Building & Remodeling, LLC (336) 998-2140

We look forward to seeing everyone at the December 10th meeting, starting with social at 6 PM, meal at 6:30 PM, and meeting at 7PM. There will be our usual wonderful meal along with live musical entertainment! If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while this will be a great time to come and reconnect! Many members include their spouses and/or staff – just please be sure to RSVP. Our 2014 Remodelers Council President will be Barry Wilson. Thank you, Barry, for your willingness to serve. We look forward to 2014 under your leadership! May the coming holiday season bring you time to share and make memories with those who are special to you, opportunities to share from your abundance, and peace and contentment in life’s blessings. Wishing you all the best in the New Year ahead!

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More Than Brick and Block In the short time I have represented General Shale in the Triad area, I’ve noticed that when most people hear the words ‘General Shale’, their response is usually “Oh, yeah, the brick and block company.” While we are very proud of being a leading masonry supplier in this region, I can’t help but think we are so much more than a brick and block distributor. In addition to brick, block and mortar, General Shale has expanded its’ product line to include many new items and we are adding new product lines, constantly. Our parent company, Wienerberger, Inc., from Austria, has encouraged diversity in the lines of building products we provide and as their North American arm, General Shale has enthusiastically jumped on board. As the local supplier to the Triad, we hope that the building public will come to know General Shale as the supplier of numerous products. One of the first items beyond brick and block that we introduce was segmental retaining walls. As a dealer for the ‘Versa-Lok’ retaining wall system, we carry a number of sizes and designs that can accommodate almost any wall design. The ‘Versa-Lok’ system uses interlocking wall blocks with metal rods to support and hold the block in place. Along with the tapered block shapes, this rod system is manufactured for flexibility in designing a wall that will allow for curves in the wall face, as well as changes in the elevation of the base, without compromising the integrity of the wall. Additionally, the various sizes of the block available allow for numerous design options that can give each wall a unique and individual appearance. An obvious offshoot of the wall system was the development of our concrete pavers. Our weathered pavers are produced in a variety of sizes and colors to offer a wide palette of designs that can complement any architectural look that the builder or homeowner is seeking. They produce a classic ‘aged’ look to any flat surface that can pair seamlessly with new construction or existing structures. The varying sizes and patterns available are the perfect complement to our line of clay (brick) pavers. With the multiple colors of clay pavers available, along with the weathered concrete pavers, we can provide pavement options that allow for any walkway, driveway, or patio to be customized to the customer’s wishes. When used singularly, or with each other, there is no limit to the looks that be achieved with these pavers. Another newer branch of our business is our building stone veneers. Whether used as an accent product with our brick, or on its own, offer distinctive looks in a wide variety of styles and colors. The natural stone items, as well as our new ‘Sand Mountain Stone’ cultured stone products, come in either a ‘ledge’, or stacked design, or in an ‘ashlar’ pattern to give an upgraded, sophisticated appearance to any structure. The wide range of available colors we offer allow for design

options that can match well with any brick choice or provide attractive wall options on their own, with any wall choices. Probably, the most popular line of products we now have are our Outdoor Living items. Whether one is looking for a fireplace, water feature, fire pit, mailbox column, garden bench, or outdoor bar to enhance any patio outdoor living space, these doit-yourself kits produce items that are interchangeable and will beautify any location and create a comfortable outdoor arena. Produced and constructed from our landscaping-style stones, any of these items will improve the ‘liveabilty’ of any outdoor space and are durable enough to last for decades. Adding a custom grill or smoker to your outdoor living area will only expand the hours of enjoyment you can derive from such a space. And if inclement weather or excessive sun create limitations in utilizing your outdoor space, we even sell pergolas, with slatted roofs that can be opened or closed to provide further comfort to the countless hours you may enjoy your outdoor lifestyle. Finally, our newest product line is our Thin Brick and Thin Rock line of veneers that can be used for interior or exterior walls, ceilings, floors, or fireplaces to accent any surrounding décor. Create a kitchen backsplash, spruce up a ceiling’s appearance, or just veneer a fireplace and/or hearth to bring a natural look to any surface or to just add life to an otherwise monotonous environment. The 3/8” brick and rock veneers can be installed on cement board with a thin mortar coat and, when installed properly, come with a 20-year warranty against moisture leakage or penetration. There are 12 standard colors in brick and 6 varieties of rock in stock, but any color or style of brick that we produce and be custom-cut for Thin Brick use. Whether used in interior or exterior applications, the owner will enjoy years of comfort, as well as having a unique and beautiful appearance to any wall or structure. As mentioned earlier, these are just a few of the items that General Shale now offers, besides the brick, block and mortar lines we have always been known for. When you toss in landscaping lighting, sitting walls for gardens or patios, landscape stepping stones, address bricks, and countless other building related products, we hope you’ll see that we are more than just a brick and block supplier. We believe we have just about anything to naturally enhance and beautify your home and its’ surroundings. So whether you are building your dream home or just sprucing up your existing surroundings, please visit with your local General Shale representative or, better yet, come by our showroom at 1060-A Hwy 66 S in Kernersville to see the myriad products we have for builders and homeowners. We think you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that we supply so many products that will upgrade and provide enhance value and beauty to any home for years and years to come. And, oh yeah, we still have a lot of brick and block available, as well. 5

Registration is now open - forms will be mailed September 3! SHOW/EXHIBITOR INFORMATION: Booths: • 10’x10’ Regular Booth • 10’x10’ Corner Booth • Garden Area

HBAWS Member Price $795 $950 $450

Non-Member $1,100 $1,200 $450

Booth spaces include 8’ tall backdrop, 3’ or 8’ tall side rails. Electricity, and access to water can be purchased through HBAWS. Furniture and fixtures can be rented from the HOLLINS Exposition Services – rental forms will be provided upon registration. Other Information: • $100 deposit per booth space is required at time of registration (cash, check, Visa or MasterCard). • All spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis, depending on the time and date the completed application is received at the HBA office. However, please note that booth sales on the first day of registration will be handled in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Triad Home & Garden Show Committee that are explained in item number one. **Please realize we are not holding your space from last year, only giving you the opportunity to purchase a booth(s) in the 2014 Show.** • Show management reserves the right to review and approve all requests for booth space. And remember when designing your booth that no physical/visual barriers taller than 4ft. may be placed within 3ft. of the aisles to as not to intrude on neighboring booths’ visual space/design. • There are no restrictions on a company purchasing a booth next to or near a competitor in their industry. •

Exhibitors from the 2013 Show will get the opportunity to register first ( August 30). If you have any questions, please call Megan Parks: 336.768.5942 or



WELCOME New Members Please send all comments or inquiries about these new members to Builders: Stimpson Construction Co., LLC, Karl Stimpson P.O. Box 189, Pfafftown, NC 27040 336.345.2867 Custom & Spec, Years in business: 40 years Sponsor: Paul Mullican, Relco Construction Co., Inc. PM Construction, William (Pete) Meginnis 610 Schaefer Court, Clemmons, NC 27012 843.457.5015 Custom, Commercial, Remodeler, Years in business: 3 years and 4 months Sponsor: Dennis Crews, Signature Custom Woodworking, Inc. Associates: Deca Interiors, Inc., Leigh Davis 2451-A West Clemmonsville Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27127 336.774.2011 Interior Designs, Years in business: 20 years Sponsor: Alan Fletcher, Alan Fletcher Construction Co., Inc. Thermal Insulation of Winston-Salem, Inc. Charlie Mock 796 Horncastle Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 336.293.4865 Insulation, Years in business: 2 years Sponsor: Rick Busch, Busch Insurance Services, Inc. Reinstatement of Memberships: Marshall Stone, Kelly Hayes 8605 Triad Drive, Colfax, NC 27235 Cultured Stone, Mulch & Pine Bark, Concrete Products, Retaining Walls, Stone Sponsor: Jonathan Lee, Homes by Jonathan Lee, Inc. Jay Mize Construction, Inc., Jay Mize 5644 Loop Road, Clemmons, NC 27012 336. 712.2402 Decks, Porch enclosures, roofing supplies, siding, vinyl siding Sponsor: Angela Kalamaras, Allen Tate Realtors ChemTech Roof & Insulation Systems, Inc., Raymond Smith 3539 Glenn Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 336.767-4500 Sponsor: Rick Busch, Busch Insurance


SPIKE UPDATE Spike Appreciation Month

Jerry Cowan: All Time Big Spike, NCHBA Monday Briefing

There are approximately 350 members of NAHB’s Spike Club who have reached the level of Statesman Spike by earning 500 Spike Credits during their time as members. Less than 60 have reached the level of Grand Spike with more than 1000 Spike Credits and fewer than 20 are All Time Big Spikes with an amazing 1500 or more Spike Credits. Jerry Cowan, of Greensboro, N.C., is one of the few who has reached this lofty level of success and he has managed to do it in only 15 years as a member.

Jodi Tate, Spike Committee Chairman

Since first becoming a member in 1998, Cowan has worked tirelessly as a recruiter for local associations in North Carolina and beyond. A Senior Territory Manager for Builders Mutual Insurance, Cowan makes a pitch for membership to every potential client and encourages his co- workers to become members as well. He says, “I’m motivated by the competition – the first time I saw a list of the association’s Top 10 Spikes on the wall of my HBA’s offices, I knew I wanted to be on that list. I worked hard to recruit new members and achieved that goal. When I found out about the national NAHB Spike Wall of Fame, I made that my next goal

Spike Christmas Social December 10, 8:30am HBAWS Conference Room Breakfast

RSVP:, 768.5942



The Professional Women in Building are rounding out the year with some fun. Our November meeting was our installation of new officers. Congrats to Karen Holcolmb, incoming President, Jennifer Kresge as Vice President, Judy Redding as Secretary, and Nora Fain as Secretary. I would like to give a special thanks to Shane Wagoner, Chris Thompson and Steve McSwain for all of their support of our council this year. We have a wonderful, fun group of women in our council and it has been a pleasure serving them as President this year. We did some wonderful things this year to help support local non-profits such as the shoe drive, working with Newborns in Need, Ronald McDonald House, and S.C.A.N. To join Professional Women in Building contact Gisela: or Tracy at Tracy@SolarRealty.Net. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!!!! NEXT MEETING: Jan. 7, 5:30pm, Location TBD.


Tracy Morehead, President Solar Realty (336) 408-5220

HBAWS QUICK REFERENCE Megan Parks Executive Officer, 464-8000 efax: 336-550-4890 Bev Hayes Communications Manager, 464-8001 Gisela Lopez Financial Manager, 464-8002 Zach DeWaters Government Affairs Director, 464-8003


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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS UPDATE Zach DeWaters, Government Affairs Director, 336.464.8003

2014 Legislative Priority Development Underway As newly elected officials are sworn into office in the area, the Partners in Housing Joint Legislative Committee (JLC) and government affairs staff is hard at work meeting with these new decision makers to enhance the association’s legislative priorities. This December, the JLC, which consists of nine members from the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem and nine members from the Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS ®, will meet to review current efforts and build the 2014 legislative program. The new agenda will lay out the activities and priorities for the upcoming year with the primary goal of developing a proactive, member-driven, measurable program that will show results. However, such a small group cannot tackle such an important task alone. Working to address matters that stand to impact our industry and influencing the outcome of specific policy issues like ordinances, regulations and fees, requires the involvement and collaboration of a broad cross section of our memberships, as well as individuals and organizations outside our organizations seeking similar positive outcomes. Whether its issues regarding transportation, infrastructure, land use, environmental issues, economic development or a host of other issues, each of our businesses has much to lose – or gain. Your input and involvement in the development of our program is instrumental not only for the association’s legislative success, but to ensure your voice and your business is represented and heard before government officials. We need to hear from you directly about what issues are impacting your business locally. The JLC meets on a regular basis once a month and guests are encouraged to attend. For more information about upcoming meetings contact Zach DeWaters at or zach@




2014 Spring & Fall Parade of Homes

Parade Builders Discount Directory


FREE full page color ad with your discount offer today! Gain publicity and exposure for your company during our two annual Parade of Homes events. Builders recieve electronic copy of discount directory via email. The publication will have your company’s ad, discount offer and a direct link to your company website. Emails will be sent prior to the Spring and Fall Parade of Homes. Only builders will receive the information regarding the actual discount you offer. Potential home buyers and remodeling customers will see your products at both the Spring and Fall Parade of Homes. Your company will be listed in the builder’s vendor list in the Parade tabloid, and you can provide printed materials to be placed in homes with your discounted product(s) during both Parade week-ends. You will receive our ENHANCED ONLINE DIRECTORY LOGO LISTING with hotlink back to your company (directory listing page: This logo listing brings your company to the top of the alphabetical listing providing members and consumers easy access to your contact information and weblink.

Call 336.464-8001 or email: to receive form!



NCHBA Directors

Chris Thompson Kathy Craven-Snodgrass

ALTERNATES: Herschel Redding

Ron Ricci

Shane Wagoner Paul Mullican

ALTERNATES: Richard Alexander Keith Rogers

Stephen Mabe (B) Nathan Myers (A) Hershel Redding (A) Stan Senft (B)

Steve Mabe

Austin McGuire (B) Ron Ricci (B) Keith Rogers (B)

The following members will serve the 2nd year of a 2 year term on our Board of Directors in 2013: Rich Achor (B) Darren Binkley (B) Susan Maier-Colon (A) Sam Morgan (B) Zack Rothrock (B) Barry Wilson (A)

Steve MCSwain

NAHB LIFE DIRECTOR Kathy Craven-Snodgrass Herschel Redding


2013 Directors (2 Year Term)

Shane Wagoner (B) Chris Thompson (B) Bob Vaughn (A) Angela Kalamaras (A) Mike Hayes (A) Steve McSwain (B)

Shane Wagoner Rick Tozier

NAHB Directors


Richard Alexander (B) Gregg Blevins (A) John McPherson (A) Keely Richardson (A) Paul Williams (A)

2013 Council Presidents / Committee Chair David Miller (B), President, Remodelers Council Tracy Morehead (A), President, Professional Women in Building Council Rick Busch (A), Chairperson, Associate Members Committee



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CALENDAR OF EVENTS DECEMBER 3 6:00 p.m., Professional Women in Building Tracy Morehead’s House DECEMBER 10 8:30 a.m., Spike Committee Breakfast at HBAWS, Conference Room 6:00 p.m., Remodelers Council Meeting Holiday Inn, 5790 University Pkwy DECEMBER 12

JANUARY 1 New Year’s Holiday JANUARY 7 Professional Women in Building 5:30 p.m., HBA Office JANUARY 8 Spike Committee 12:00 p.m., HBA Office JANUARY 9 AMC Monthly Meeting 12:00 a.m., HBA Office

12:00 p.m., Christmas Social, The District

JANUARY 14 Board of Directors Meeting HBA Office

DECEMBER 24, 25 , 31

Remodelers Council Meeting 6:00 p.m., Holiday Inn, University Pkwy.

Associate Members Committee

Office Closed - Christmas Holidays

rebate program

JANUARY 20 Triad Green Builders Council 3:30 p.m., Magnolia Manor JANUARY 28 January Membership Meeting 6:00 p.m., Holiday Inn, University Pkwy. 4:00 p.m. CE - TBD Presenter: TBD



December 11, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Piedmont Natural Gas, 2300 Lowery Street, Winston-Salem


8:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Dan Dockery, Trade Inspections Heads, Trade Inpections Panel 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Lunch 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Ann Rushing with NC811, Impact of HB-476 and Call to Action 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Paul Foresman, Design Basics, Why Marketing to Women Home Buyers Works 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Jason Grayer, Verizon, Technology in the Building Industry

RSVP to Gisela Call 336.768.5942 or email:

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