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Funds support Vocational Education Programs The Charitable Contributions Committee raises charitable funds to support Vocational Education programs each year. These funds support the Jimmy Johnson Memorial Vocational Education Fund at Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County for the Voc Ed programs. They cover the hard costs of constructing Habitat houses built by vocational education students, one house by the Career Center and one house by Forsyth Technical Community College. The fund will grow further through the efforts of the development staff of Habitat for Humanity, who is responsible for securing major gifts from the corporate community. The HBAWS was the first business partner of a secondary education program in the state of North Carolina. “Learn by doing” has always been a tried and true technique in Vocational Education. The HBAWS is excited about this opportunity and believes that the Jimmy Johnson Memorial Vocational Education Fund is a great way for the HBAWS to support the Career Center and Forsyth Technical Community College in our efforts to train and educate future professionals in their field. The Carpentry curriculum is designed to train students to construct residential structures using standard building materials and hand and power tools. Carpentry skills and a general knowledge of residential construction are also taught.

Course work includes footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior trim, cabinetry, Check presentation from HBAWS Vocational Education Committee to Habitat inside FTCC construction project on N. blueprint reading, residential planning and Cherry Street - Left to right, front, Jerry Herman Executive Vice estimating, and other related topics. Students will President, HBAWS; Sylvia Oberle, Executive Director, Habitat; develop skills through hands-on participation. Troy Warner, Charitable Contribution Chair, HBAWS; - Left to right, back, HBAWS Voc Ed Committee: Steve Hurst, Graduates should qualify for employment in Mart Gordon, Justin Draughn, and Chris Yenrick the residential building construction field as rough carpenters, framing carpenters, roofers, maintenance carpenters, and other related job titles.



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President’s Message Rich Achor – ARENA Builders, Inc.

New Year, New Voice... Hello, a New Year and for the next year a new voice will be coming at you in this column. We are all a little different and thru this column a few of you may see how different I really am. Let’s start with a disclaimer; the opinions stated here are mine and mine alone. You may agree or disagree, they may excite or incite you, but let’s hope they get you thinking and that that thought promotes action. When we cease to grow, cease to change, cease to question, we mark our end. January is traditionally a time for renewal. A time to plan for the coming year, envision new directions, organize energetic new undertakings, a time to begin. This year, 2010 is unique. We have all been through things in the past few years most of us never expected to experience, we have all made multiple choices between the lesser of two less than perfect choices, some have worked out and some have not. 2010 is unique in that we again have the chance to plan for the future... to begin again. I contend our unique opportunity lies in our attitudes. We can choose to see the landscape in front of us as dotted with land mines or filled with hidden opportunities, how we answer that choice will likely decide how we view 2010 looking back come December.

actually paying their suppliers like the terms of their buy/sell arrangements say; suppliers showing up on time, actually inventorying materials; bankers lending money to those who actually need it; realtors working to get the highest price for the builders who pay them……NAH, none of that wouldn’t be any good. Think what would happen if the media actually took the real estate statistics and reported things as half full instead of half empty,….. WAIT THEY ARE!! It’s our turn… 2010 will be a good year for many of us, those who plan for the opportunities, meeting the challenges with a positive attitude and deal is a good deal unless both sides win. Let’s have a great 2010 together!

I suggest that if we look to 2010 and follow the simplest of rules; do unto others as you would have them do unto you, 2010 will be a banner year. What the ^*(_^^* does that mean?... If you expect the best price when you buy something, give the best price when you sell something. If you expect to be paid when you perform a service, pay when you receive a service. If you expect those you work with to do what they say, do what you say. Lead by example. Think what an impact this could have…. builders 3

TAX BENEFITS INCREASED ON ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Home owners looking to save money on heating and cooling costs with energy-efficient improvements to their home can also benefit from a newly expanded federal tax credit. In the recent stimulus legislation signed by President Obama, previous energy-efficiency credits were not only renewed, but were significantly improved. Before, home owners were able to recoup 10 percent of the cost of each approved energy upgrade with the lifetime cap of $500. The new credit has tripled those amounts to 30 percent and $1,500, respectively. According to Energy Star, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, a typical household spends about $2,000 a year on energy bills. By incorporating Energy Star appliances and other energy-efficient components to your home, they estimate a home owner can save about a third on his or her energy bill. The expanded tax credit money available to home owners on top of these savings is icing on the cake! “This is an excellent time for home owners to take advantage of these tax benefits to make positive changes in their home that will not only benefit them immediately, but over the long term as well,” said Eric Borsting, a California home builder and chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) green building subcommittee. What is included? Tax credits are available at 30 percent of the cost, up to $1,500, in 2009 and 2010 (for existing homes only) for: • Windows and doors • Insulation • Roofs (metal and asphalt) • HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) • Water heaters (non-solar) • Biomass stoves

Tax credits are available at 30 percent of the cost, with no upper limit through 2016 (for existing homes & new construction) for: • Geothermal heat pumps • Solar panels • Solar water heaters • Small wind energy systems • Fuel cells

Details on qualifying improvements are available on the Energy Star website: credits How to Claim the Credits - Home owners can claim the 25C and 25D credits on IRS Form 5695 when they prepare their income tax returns. Be sure to retain records that include: • Name and address of the manufacturer • Identification of the component • Make, model or other appropriate identifiers • Statement that the component meets the 25C standards • Climate zones for which the criteria are satisfied • Additional information for storm windows, if applicable • Manufacturer’s certification — a signed statement from the manufacturer certifying that the product or component qualifies for the tax credit -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Find out more information about Energy Efficiency at the Triad Home & Garden Show February 19, 20 & 21, 2010. 4

2010 Sponsors’ Club

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THINK SMART! Reduce Energy, Save Money & Protect the Environment HBAWS will be highlighting energy efficient products and services at the 2010 Triad Home & Garden Show. This premier trade show is open to thousands of consumers over a threeday week-end (February 19, 20, 21). THGS offers companies an outstanding marketing tool, as well as an excellent source of revenue during the winter season.

Home & Garden Show Committee is already meeting, planning and strategizing new ways for financial success at this year’s trade show, which in turn brings in revenue for our Association.

This Show provides vendors with an amazing venue to display products and services to interested consumers, as well as HBAWS builder and associate members at the Preview Party (Thursday, February 18). The Triad

Sign up today to participate in the 2010 THGS! For more information, visit The show typically sells out by the end of December, don’t miss it. your chance to be a part of this year’s event.

The 2010 event offers new and returning vendors a great opportunity to showcase their latest products, along with bringing a variety of learning opportunities, and exciting ideas for home improvement and landscaping.

Opportunities to promote the Show

There are several ways all members can assist in promoting and ensuring the success of the show. Review the information below and decide how you can help:

Advance Tickets

Purchase the advance show tickets you will be sent in January and give them away to customers, friends and family!

Web Site Link

Post our event HTML tag on your company’s Web site. The logo will then link visitors directly to the HBAWS Web site, which will provide them information on attending the Show. Contact Beverly Hayes -

Company Newsletter

Add information about the Show to your company’s internal or external newsletter. Visit for a complete listing of the dates and times for the Show.


Place event posters in your office or place of business - and even around town! The HBAWS will have posters available in January… just call us at 768.5942 to get copies.

Magnetic Signs

Putting magnetic signs on your car are a great way to let everyone know about the Show! Call the HBAWS office at 768.5942 to get some today. The Triad Home & Garden Show Committee, chaired by Tim Burge, Castlelights, Inc., and co-chaired by Steve McSwain, Maplestone Construction, appreciate the members’ support. 6

N.C. Builder Leads the Nation in Certified Green Homes Excerpt from Nation’s Building News

Shugart Enterprises — a North Carolina construction company targeting first-time, move-up and empty-nester home buyers  — has completed more homes certified to the National Green Building Standard than any other home builder in the nation. By last week, 26 homes built by the Winston-Salem company had completed the National Green Building Certification process. Forty-five additional homes had undergone the first of two inspections required by the standard, while another 15 were just getting underway. Shugart wasn’t looking to become a green building pioneer, said Les Frye, the company’s director of special projects. But with founder Grover Shugart wanting to steer his 43-year-old business in a new — and positive — direction, the timing seemed right to make some changes. Last year, Frye and other Shugart team members met to “see if it made sense for us to jump on this green bandwagon,” he said. Frye started by attending local seminars and classes sponsored by NAHB and other green building groups.  After that, “we talked it over and decided that we needed something to separate ourselves from the competition, and give buyers another reason to buy a Shugart home,” Frye said. The downturn in the housing market  — which fortunately was less severe in North Carolina than in many other parts of the country  — played a part, Frye said, because it gave the company some extra time on its hands. One of Shugart’s first steps in implementing green home building, Frye said, was explaining to its suppliers and trade partners how their practices would have to change. “We’ve been fortunate to have good trades and they were more than willing to work with us and buy in on it,” he said. “We’ve got to sell more houses to keep the trades busy, and they appreciated that.” Next it was time to figure out how to reengineer operations to produce green homes that were both affordable and replicable. “Our bread-and-butter product is a starter home or a home for the first-time, move-up buyer,” and Shugart did not want to lose those customers. A few years earlier, Shugart had performed a value engineering analysis of all of its house plans to determine how to construct them more efficiently. As a result, it switched to advanced framing techniques and using house wrap. “We didn’t want moisture problems to crop up two or three or four years down the road,” Frye said. By Feb. 1 of this year, every new 2nd Generation home — Shugart’s name for its new, more efficient product  — was being built to Energy Star specifications. And with the approval of the National Green Building Standard just two days earlier, it was time to move Shugart up to the next level, Frye said.

“Our goal was to roll out everything by April 1 so that our new homes going forward would be certified NAHBGreen,” using the standard as the scoring tool, Frye said. “Our goal in energy efficiency was to meet Energy Star requirements with an 85 HERS rating, but now that we’re better at getting our ducts tight and our blower door tests are turning out even better than we had modeled, our actual scores are doing much better, averaging 75,” Frye said. The response from the home buying public has been positive, he said, bolstered by a new “Shugart 2nd Generation” marketing campaign. “We wanted to demonstrate that we represent the next generation in building sciences and practices. We did quite a few press releases and had the media come out for photo opportunities,” he said. Shugart has also instituted a “sweat equity” program in which buyers can complete the final painting and landscaping work in exchange for cash toward closing costs. “We try to do everything as creatively as we can. We did not want to go the discount route because we didn’t want to hurt our comps, but we did indeed pass on the minimal amount of the additional cost from certifying to Energy Star and the standard,” Frye said. It is still unclear whether the switch to green is the decisive factor in the company’s ongoing success. Green building is “still in its infancy” in Shugart’s market, said Frye. “In other parts of the country people may be more aware of Energy Star and green building, but here, we have had to educate our real estate agents and we are still trying to educate our appraiser community,” he said. “Comps are tough. The green is still intangible and appraisers are really under the gun” as they endure more scrutiny, he said. “But we have signage highlighting what’s behind the walls in the model homes and a video that walks you through the inspection process and blower door test playing on our Web site and in the design center and each of our model homes,” he said. “Is it sweat equity? Is it green? It’s hard to put a finger on, but our gut says it’s working.” For more information on green resources available from NAHB, e-mail Calli Schmidt or call her at 800-368-5242 x8132. On a local basis you can get more information by participating with the Triad Green Building Council and that web address is, 7

ASSOCIATE GUEST COLUMN Jenn Fussell, Murray Supply Company

From ADA to SPA Having a safe bathroom hasn’t always been glamorous and relaxing. A few years ago consumers had to choose between luxury or safety in their bathrooms, now it is possible to have both! In recent years, manufacturers have been working diligently to create products that are both aesthetically appealing and safe for homeowners. Some of the many products are walk in bath tubs, walk in showers and comfort height toilets. Walk in bath tubs have been a huge hit in remodels this past year. American Standard is one of the many companies that have a full line of walk in baths to offer. Customers can choose from a soaker tub, whirlpool system, air bath system or a combination. The combination systems are wonderful for relaxing muscles and stimulating blood circulation. The consumer can also add a neck rest or chromatherpay lighting to the bath for ultimate relaxation. Chromotherapy lighting has been proven to enhance moods. For example, red is known to boost energy levels and purple can reduce anxiety. The chair height seat on the inside of the bath makes it easy and comfortable for the bathers to soak. There are many sizes available to accommodate all bathroom configurations. These units can be installed between walls, on one wall or freestanding. Plumbers can install these tubs with wall, floor or deck mounted fixtures to match any lavatory faucet style. In addition to walk in bath tubs, walk in showers are extremely popular. There are many ways to spruce up your everyday walk in shower into a safe, luxurious spa type shower. For example, Steamist offers a teak seat with metal hinges that tilts up and mounts on the shower wall. This is great for consumers who might want to shower sitting down, but want a luxurious sturdy option. The hinges are available in a variety of different finishes such as polished nickel, brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze to compliment other plumbing fixtures in the bathroom. Jaclo Industries offers many multi function hand held showers that mount to decorative grab bars in all finishes to make it easy and luxurious for consumers to bath while being seated. Shower door handles are available to match all the different grab bars. One of the most important elements of a walk in shower is the valve. A great option for a safe, spa 8

type bathroom is a thermostatic valve. These valves have a separate temperature control from the volume control. This enables customers to shower assured that they will not be scalded and the temperature they set will only vary 1 degree during use. Another great feature is that they can normally add up to two more outlets in addition to their main shower head, this can be in the form of a rain head, body spray, fixed head or another hand held shower. Lastly, comfort height toilets are being used in many bathrooms. Comfort height is when the toilet bowl is 16 ½” off the floor. This is a 1 ½” taller than regular toilets and is comparable to the height of a standard chair. American Standard has many different models available in this taller height with excellent flushing systems, some even featuring a 4” flush valve! They have styles lavish enough to go in powder rooms and styles simple enough to go in a utility bath. There are many colors to choose from as well as all the different rough in sizes if you have a floor joist in the way. These comfort height toilets make sitting down and standing up easier for people of all ages. If the customer needs extra stability around the toilet, install a decorative grab bar by Jaclo Industries to match the finish of the other fixtures in the room. For more ways to turn your bathroom into a safe spa you can contact Jenn Fussell at Murray Supply Company; I can be reached by phone at 336-765-9480, by fax at 336-760-3208 and by email at

Associate Product Night January 26, 2010 Associates Members are invited to participate in the first Associate Product Night in 2010. 3 to 4 member companies needed 1/26/10. For more information, contact Bev Hayes at the HBA office 768-5942 or email


NATURE OF THE REMODELING BUSINESS A Christmas Social dinner was held on December 8 for members of the local NAHBR Remodelers and their guests to close out 2009. The evening included a wonderful dinner, fellowship, and caroling at the WFU Deacon Tower. Many thanks to Rob Powell for his outstanding leadership in 2009. Leading the council in 2010 will be: Chuck Hicks, President Icon Builders Steve McSwain, 1st Vice President Maplestone Construction Richard Doud, Secretary/Treasurer Doud Building Supply Alan Southard, Membership Chair West End Construction

Prior to the Jan 12, 2010 dinner meeting, there will be a Lead Based Paint seminar for 2 CE credits that will begin at 4:30. This seminar is for any builder, remodeler or contractor who may come in contact with lead-based paint while working on residential and commercial projects. The NC Division of Public Health will be discussing the new lead-based paint regulations. They will provide an educational overview of the new EPA lead-based paint renovation, repair and painting regulation and what it means to North Carolina. There will not be a speaker after the dinner, as we encourage all members to attend the Lead paint Seminar.

Mark your 2010 calendars: February Remodelers Meeting February 9 at WFU Deacon Tower

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GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS REPORT Nancy Gould - Joint Governmental Affairs Director SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE - 2009 NC Planning and Zoning Legislation The information in this article is from The University of North Carolina’s School of Government's recently published Planning and Zoning Law Bulletin #17: 2009 North Carolina Planning and Development-Related Legislation. The new laws and legislation summarized below are just a tidbit of what the 29 page Bulletin #17 presents. Whether you’re a builder, real estate broker, property manager and/or small business owner, there’s something for everyone! (Bulletin #17 is available in PDF format, at the following link: http://www.sog.unc. edu/bulletins/pzl 1. Deferment of taxes levied on residences owned and constructed by builders that are unsold. This legislation is effective for 2010 and will sunset in 2013. Builders, go to page 13 of this newsletter for detailed information on how to apply. 2. Extension of development approvals. This new law was adopted to help builders and developers, also. It extends most state and local development approvals that were/are valid at any time between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2010. In summary, this legislation will extend the expiration date of many types of development permits. 3. Energy efficiency. All cities and counties now have the authority to provide zoning incentives, such as

density bonuses and other incentives for new energyefficient development. For example, Kernersville has used this legislation to offer building permit rebates for energy efficient buildings of up to $500. Another new law limits local governments from placing restrictions on solar collectors on all types of residential properties. Also, cities and counties may now create revolving loan programs for energy improvements. Raleigh and Winston-Salem had a special bill approved with allows them to lease land for renewable energy facilities of up to 20 years without treating the transaction as a sale of land. 4. Affordable housing discrimination. Unlike many states, until now, North Carolina has had few laws to address what is known as exclusionary zoning decisions, which often result from neighborhood opposition to affordable housing developments. New legislation makes land use decisions based on the fact that a development includes affordable housing to be unlawful. Additional new legislation will allow the court system to order injunctive relief to the point that a plaintiff with limited resources could end up with the means to challenge unlawful housing discrimination. 5. Limits on land development moratoria. This bill, which was introduced in 2009, is eligible for consideration in 2010. It would prohibit local governments from establishing land development moratoria “for the purpose of developing and adopting new or amended ordinances.” 6. Winston-Salem's special eminent domain legislation. W-S and Rocky Mount now have the authority to use eminent domain to acquire substandard residential property to provide housing for person with low or moderate income. Winston-Salem has already taken the necessary steps to utilize this legislation. This list highlights very few of the new bills that the N.C. General Assembly enacted in 2009 or will be considering in 2010 that affect the real estate and building professions. In order to take advantage of new benefits some of the new legislation makes available, to avoid headaches some will create and to be knowledgeable about potential legislation you will want to support or oppose, Bulletin #17 is a must read for the new year.


Builder and Associate of the Year Nomination Form

RetuRn by: JanuaRy 31, 2010

Nomination Form It’s time to vote for your choice for the Builder & Associate of the Year. The individual builder and associate receiving the highest number of votes will be honored at the March membership meeting. The Awards Committee encourages you to vote for the builder and associate, who by their outstanding example and action in 2009, best represented the highest goals of our association. The following is suggested criteria for making your nominations: • Contribution to our association • Professionalism in workmanship and business activities • Contribution to family, community, city, church and civic life • Contributions to the housing industry

Please enter your nominations for the 2009 Builder & Associate of the Year Awards below.

One ballOt per Hba membersHip. Builder of the Year Nomination Associate of the Year Nomination Your Name

will be kept confidential

One ballOt peR Hba MeMbeRsHip

• 2009 • Builder and Associate of the Year

Return form or email by January 31, 2010 to: Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem 220 Charlois Boulevard • Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103 Fax, 336.768.9280 11



We are excited that Buck Horn, Buck Horn Construction Co., Inc., has entered his home under construction in the Milburn development as the Association Home of the Spring Festival of Homes.

Plans for the 9th annual Spring Festival of Homes are underway. This year’s event will be chaired by Angela Kalamaras, Keller Williams Realty of W-S. This year the event will be held April 24, 25 & May 1, 2, 2010. Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem and co-sponsored by the WinstonSalem Journal, homes will be open to the public from 1 – 5 pm each day of the event. Registration information is now available, so builders should be planning and thinking about which house(s) they are going to register. Houses can be shown at any stage of completion.

The home is located at 2455 Wellsburg Court. This new development located off of Styers Ferry Road has beautiful large lots with privacy and wooded natural surroundings. Easy access and close proximity to Lewisville Clemmons Road and Highway 421. The home features a double sided fireplace between the Great Room and Keeping Room, main level Master Bedroom, 3 bedrooms and a loft upstairs and 3-1/2 baths. Karen Starets, Prudential Carolinas Realty, is the listing agent. We wish Buck, his suppliers and subs all the success to complete a wonderful finished product that we know you won’t want to miss!


The event is also a great opportunity for developers to spotlight neighborhoods, encourage builders to showcase homes in those developments, plus focus on specific house features. The Spring Festival of Homes, along with the fall Parade of Homes, is the BEST marketing buy a builder can get for his/her money! You cannot get the amount of exposure for the money you receive during the Festival (and the Parade) anywhere else! For more information, contact Megan Parks at the HBAWS office – 336.768.5942 or

BUILDER’S INVENTORY REFERRAL PROGRAM The General Assembly enacted Session Law 2009-308 which provides a deferment of taxes levied on residences owned and constructed by builders that are unsold as of January 1 of each year. The deferment may be granted based on taxes levied on improvements only – the land is fully taxable. This legislation is effective for 2010 and will sunset in 2013. Here’s how it works: 1. Application—an annual application for this deferment is required. Applications may be obtained from the Forsyth County Tax Assessor’s Office located in the Government Center, 201 North Chestnut Street in WinstonSalem, NC. Please call 336-703-2302 for more information or to request an application by mail. Completed applications should be mailed to the Forsyth County Tax Assessor, Builder’s Deferral Program, P.O. Box 757, Winston-Salem, NC 27102. Applications should be submitted during the annual listing period which starts on January 4, 2010 and ends on February 1, 2010. 2. Eligibility – the property must be owned and constructed by a builder, so a copy of a verifiable general contractor’s license must be submitted with an application for deferral. 3. Affected property – taxes will be deferred only on a residence owned and constructed by a builder. A “residence” is defined as “an improvement, other than remodeling, renovating, rehabilitating, or refinishing, by a builder to real property that is intended to be sold and used as an individual’s residence”. The residence must be unoccupied and a certificate of occupancy must have been issued prior to January 1. A copy of the certificate of occupancy must be submitted with the application for deferment. 4. Disqualifying Event – a property is disqualified at the earliest of:... a. when the builder transfers the ownership of the residence; b. when the residence is occupied by the builder or someone other than the builder with the builder’s consent; c. five years from the time the improved property was first subject to being listed by the builder. The property is considered improved once the construction of improvements begins. d. three years from the time the improved property first received this benefit. 5. Notification – the tax collector will notify the builder of the accumulated sum of deferred taxes and interest by showing said amounts on the annual tax bill. 6. Years for which taxes may be deferred--The maximum number of years taxes levied on improvements may be deferred is three years. All deferred taxes plus interest must be paid at the time of a disqualifying event. 7. Disclosure of Participation – it will be wise for the qualifying builder, realtors and closing attorneys to check carefully to make sure any deferred taxes are considered upon the sale of a qualifying residence. Past due taxes are enforceable against the owner as of the time the taxes become delinquent, which means unpaid deferred taxes under this program could be enforced against the buyer if not paid at closing.

NAHB TAX DEDUCTION INFORMATION For 2010, NAHB estimates that the non-deductible portion of national dues—the portion that is applicable to lobbying is 16%. Thus, for a member who pays their NAHB dues of $150.00 in 2010, 16% or $ 24.00 will not be eligible for deduction as a business expense. Similarly, for an affiliate member who pays their NAHB dues of $5.00 in 2010, 16% or $.80 will not be eligible for deduction as a business expense. 13

2010 CE SEMINARS - For more info: New North Carolina Renovation, Repair and Painting Regulation Instructors: Donald F. Chaney & Jeffery W. Dellinger Date & Time: Tuesday, January 12, 4:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Two (2) hrs CE credit Registration Fee: First NAHBR Remodeler council member free $25 per additional and/or non-NAHBR council member Location: Deacon Tower at BB&T Field /Wake Forest ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Leveraging the New Economy Instructors: Daniel M. La Perriere, CEO of The Lattitude Group Date & Time: Tuesday, January 26, 4 - 6 pm., Two (2) hrs CE credit Registration Fee: $30 Includes membership social, dinner and meeting Location: WFU Bridger Field House ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SBMA & TRIAD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL PRESENTS Professionals - The Business of BUILDING Instructor: Steve Monroe, CGP, SME & Associates Date & Time: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 8 am - 5 pm Registration Fee: SBMA Member: $ 175, HBA Member: $ 200, Non Member: $ 250 Location: Best Western High Point Hotel, 135 S. Main Street, High Point, NC * This NAHB course is required to obtain CGP Certified Green Professional designation. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2010 No Cancellation Refunds after January 15, 2010 PAYMENT REQUIRED WITH REGISTRATION MAIL TO: Greensboro Builders Association, P.O. Box 41135, Greensboro, NC 27404 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Contact : Amy Jones Phone: 336-855-6255, Fax: 336-855-9488 Email: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SBMA & TRIAD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL PRESENTS Green Building for Building Professionals, Instructor: Danny Gough, CGP Date & Time: Monday & Tuesday, February 1-2, 2010, 8 am - 5 pm Registration Fee: SBMA Member: $ 275, HBA Member: $ 325, Non Member: $ 400 Location: Best Western High Point Hotel, 135 S. Main Street, High Point, NCEnergy Solutions * NAHB Designation Course:Certified Green Professional SPACE IS LIMITED, No Cancellation Refunds after January 15, 2010 PAYMENT REQUIRED WITH REGISTRATION, MAIL TO: Greensboro Builders Association, P.O. Box 41135, Greensboro, NC 27404 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Contact : Amy Jones, Phone: 336-855-6255, Fax: 336-855-9488, Email: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


2010 CE SEMINARS - (continued) Business Management Classe: Date & Time: 2/23/2010 8:00AM - 5:00PM Where: Winston Salem, NC Liberty Hardware140 Business Park Drive NAHB Member Fee: $175 / Non-member Fee: $225 Instructor: Vince Butler Marketing & Communications Strategies for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS I) Date & Time: 2/24/2010 8:00AM - 5:00PM Where: Winston Salem, NC Liberty Hardware 140 Business Park Drive NAHB Member Fee: $175 / Non-member Fee: $225 Instructor: Vince Butler Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II) Date & Time: 2/25/2010 8:00AM - 5:00PM Where: Winston Salem, NC Liberty Hardware NAHB Member Fee: $175 / Non-member Fee: $225 Instructor: Vince Butler PAYMENT REQUIRED WITH REGISTRATION MAIL TO: HBAWS, 220 Charlois Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27103


Thank you to all the HBAWS volunteers who helped build a wall in the retail store for the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission. Your contribution was greatly appreciated and we look forward to working together on future projects to better our community.


Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem teams up with The W-S Rescue Mission


Rosemary Howell, President Happy New Year! As President of the HBA Women’s Council for 2010, I am looking forward to a year in which we are able to grow our membership and support our building industry and the community during these economically stressful times. Under the leadership of Angela Kalamaras during 2009, we were able to cut our cost and still maintain the level of giving that has been the mission of the Women’s Council over the years. Not only did we

Mark your calendars: Women’s Council Meeting

February 2, 5:30 pm, HBA Office continue our support of students through our Lewis Wilson Scholarship fund but we also supported many other charities including Hospice, Habitat for Humanity and the Second Harvest Food Bank. At our January meeting we will be discussing our plans for 2010 and our booth at the upcoming Triad Home and Garden Show. I would like to invite those of you who are not members of the Women’s Council to visit our next monthly meeting. We have a great variety of members who are associated with the HBA and it is a wonderful opportunity to network with other women and develop new business and personal relationships. We meet the first Tuesday of every month. You can contact Valerie Adams at the HBA office for a membership application.

Hammer & Nails Congratulations to grandparents Paul and Darla Mullican, Relco Construction, and parents Jesse and Heather Coleman, on the birth of Gracyn Ruby Coleman 1:20 P.M. November 23, 2009


Audio Video One, Inc. RGP, Inc. Cabinet Studio 15 years and more Johnson Paintin’ Co.

10 years and more

Tri-City Plumbing Co Dipak L. Soin Kitchen Craft/Healthy Gourmet Cookware Signs Now 5 years and more JSM Electric, Inc. Home Team Pest Defense Pro Build Raynor Plumbing Walkabout Tile

1 to 4 years Fishel Builders Inc. Carolina Garage Door Walter Menjivar Tarheel Granite & Tile Co.

Thanks for Renewing!

JANUARY TIME TO RENEW Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad Builders Art & Graphics, Inc. Adams-Mulford, Inc. Carpet Connection Carpet Designers, Inc. Reece Builders & Aluminum Co., Inc. Salem Paint & Wallcovering, Inc. Mize Construction Terminix Company Ford Custom Homes, Inc. Greenwood Developers Inc. Keller Williams Realty of Winston-Salem MKT RE Grp/Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS Hurst & Brown Developers LLC Interlandi & Assoc. Custom Home Designs KJ Simmons Construction Co., Inc. Piedmont Disposal, Inc. Ramey, Inc. Bill Hege Carpets, Inc. Veritas Builders, Inc. Beau Dancy Constr. Co. W.S. Craver Construction, LLC Smith Phillips Building Supply Sias Construction, Inc. McCullough Tile Southland Door & Hearth, Inc. Clemmons Hardwoods & Flooring Blackstone Homes, Inc. Marsh Kitchens, Inc. Paragon Properties, Inc. Motsinger Block Plant, Inc. Resurfacing Specialists LLC Granite Mortgage, Inc. Tanglewood Custom Homes, LLC BB&T Blue Ridge Burke Ins. Advanced Tech Systems, Inc. Robert Nordlander, CPA, PA Barlow Roofing & Home Carolina Specialties, Inc. Improvements Decked Out of the Triad, Inc. Built Rite, Inc. Southern Community Ken H. Evans Construction Co., Inc. Bank & Trust Signature Custom Woodworking, Inc.


Busch Insurance Rick Busch PO Box 25105 Winston-Salem, NC 27114 (336) 760-1516 (336) 760-1340 Sponsor: Jerry Cowan, BMIC


Stillwater Homes, Inc. Robert M. Baldwin III 4117 Old US Hwy 421E Yadkinville, NC 27055 Residential Builder Sponsor: Mike Hayes, Southern Community Bank

RJJ Framing Jose Jasso-Rodriguez 805 Kensal Green Dr Kernersville, NC 27284 Carpentry Sub-Contractor In business for 2 years Sponsor: Steve Murdock, Murdock Insurance



April 24, 25 & May 1,2, 2010



HBAWS New Members Pending approval at January 2010 Board Meeting

D.R. Horton, Inc., John Nance Qwest Building Corporation, Corey McDonough RH Boone Construction LLC, Rob Boone Stars Peak Builders, LLC, Howard Ball


Alan Jones Russel Fox Dane Snodgrass Mike Hayes



Allied Surveying, Richard Bennett Alan Jones Auman-Elite, LLC, Mike Auman Rich Achor Bob's Drywall Service, Inc., Bob Hylton Rick Tozier Bost Builders of Winston-Salem, Eric Bost Rich Achor BPS Waste LLC, Billy Warwick Russel Fox Brothers Siding & Roofing, Herman Mendoza Rich Achor Budget Termite & Pest Control, Mike Owens Troy Warner Capital Insurance Services, Inc., David Hibbett Randall Perry Carolina Shutter and Blinds, Karen Blaylock BobVaughn Consolidated Landscaping, Inc., Russell Dionne Alan Jones Excalibur Enterprises, Inc., George Newstedt Chris Smith Freedom Mobility Aids, Dick Farris Kathy Craven Snodgrass Granite & Marble by Malave', Len Malave Kathy Craven Snodgrass Hartgrove Lawn Care, Josh Hartgrove Jeff Canter Hatfield, Mountcastle, Deal, VanZandt & Mann, LLP, Brandt Deal Rosemary Howell Home Plus Realtors, Jeff Johnson, Missy Easter Home Resource, Jeff Ray Zack Rothrock Jaime's Concrete Work, Jaime Perez Garcia Missy Easter Jones Windows & Doors, Albert Jones Andy Collins Lino Hernandez-Tejeda, Lio Hernandez-Tejeda Missy Easter Manus Home Improvement, Richard Manus Chuck Hicks Media Placement Services, Inc., Peggy Shufelt Jonathan Lee Pilot Air, Kevin Midkiff Shane Wagoner PNC Mortgage, div. of PNC Bank, Jerry Hamilton Tina Pegg Progressive Security, Inc., Scott McDaniel Shane Wagoner R & G Painting, Edgar Rivera Jonathan Lee Ray's Creative Landscape, Ray Caudill Gary Collins Richard D. Smith, Richard Smith Shane Wagoner Salem Windows & Doors, Inc., Ben Heinsohn Zack Rothrock Sandman Flooring, Inc., Justin Walker Chuck Hicks Southeastern Title Agency, Inc., Will White Randall Perry Southern Foods at Home, Cheryl Raeh Rich Achor Southern Piedmont Recycling, Ronald Foster Shane Wagoner Southern Plumbing Solutions, Inc., Jo Richardson Mitch Lowrey Victoria N. Scott Transformations, Victoria Scott Erik Anderson Webb Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc., Wayne Webb Chuck Hicks Whitney Flooring, Inc., Jeff Whitney Missy Easter Wilkins Electric, Jerry Wilkins Shane Wagoner Patti Dobbins, Attorney at Law, Patti Dobbins Shane Wagoner The Nemeh Group, Danny Nemeh Shane Wagoner Weeks Hardwood Flooring & Carpet, Inc., James Weeks Regis Skeehan 19

Economy Focus for Membership

adjustments to ensure we’re prepared to survive and thrive in the future.

Brent Marchant, Director, Research and Economic Development for the W-S Chamber will present “Winston-Salem and Our Economy – Trends for Today and Tomorrow” at the Membership Meeting on January 26. Prior to the membership meeting (4-6 p.m.) Dan La Perriere, CEO/Co-founder of The Lattitude Group, will lead the CE Seminar “Leveraging the New Economy, 10+ Ways to Improve Your Business and Your Life.”

Our challenge as business leaders is to fully understand our business and to take advantage of the opportunities that exist for those who have a clear vision and are actively pursuing their roadmap to the future.

Meeting Program and CE Seminar

Dan will cover what was perhaps normal for your business some few short months ago is not normal today. Business conditions have changed. Customer, supplier, employee and technology requirements are all changing. We are in the midst of a challenging and evolving economic environment. Turbulent times such as these should prompt us to re-examine every dimension of the business and to make necessary

What You’ll Learn • How to identify some of the opportunities available in the new economy • That building a loyal customer base requires a focus on the three key areas of Business Strategy, People Development and Systematic Processes • How Goal Setting, Planning and Accountability can have a dramatic impact on your results What You’ll Take Away from this Session • Participants will leave this presentation with some specific goals to leverage the new economy and to improve their performance as “results based leaders”

DUES MAY BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AS BUSINESS EXPENSE Expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities


Spike Club & Membership Drive

as of 12-28-09

From January 1 – December 31, 2009, for each new member recruited, who had not been a member in the past year, the recruiter earns $25.00! This money will be distributed at the January, 2010, membership meeting. Life Spike Members (25 credits +) Rich Achor Harriet Anderson Kerry Avant Sandra Blackwelder Gregg Blevins Lindsay Brandon Greg Burton Rick Busch Ken Capron Jim Caudle Bert Coats Marvin Conley David Cooper Benny Copple Nick Dell’Aquila Tom Dubuisson Teresa East O.T. Fowler, Jr. Jim Glasgow Russel Fox Kitty Gregg Harris B. Gupton Charles Helsabeck Andy Hewitt Ray F. Hine Robin Hinshaw William Horlacher Eddie Hubbard

46 113.5 62 182.5 41 49 33.5 41.5 74 188.5 111.5 31 238.5 905.5 40 40.5 63 27 136.5 43 58 67 34.5 53 324.5 34 60 77

Al Hyatt Todd Isenhour Angela Kalamaras Jerry Kapp Steve Kelley Ian Kissinger Mike Lang Jonathan Lee Mitch Lowrey Stephen L. Mabe Rik Maxey, Jr. John McPherson, Jr. Geoff Moore Jim Morgan Paul W. Mullican Steve Murdock Rob Powell Butch Ray Herschel Redding Robbie Robertson Keith Rogers Zack Rothrock Ron Schwartz Kathy Sexton Barry R. Sidden Virgil Smith Kathy Craven Snodgrass Rick Tozier Larry Weisner

269.5 84.5 73.5 35 66 43 71 31 61.5 54.5 33.5 67.5 26.5 175 177.5 88.5 111 48 84 37 70.5 52.75 298.5 192 72 320 530.25 27 27

John Wells 108 Roy Whitley 99.5 Ron Williams 35 Larry Wilson 42.5 Sheila Wilson 40.5 Mark Winfrey 143.5 Larry Wise 54 Shane Young 119 Spike Club Members (6-24 credits) Richard Alexander 7.5 Lisa Benson 18.5 Don Berrier 16 Crickett Choplin 20.5 Ximena Dockery 8 Missy Easter 11.5 Stephen M. Frucht 15 Brad Hedglin 17 Rosemary Howell 7 Bruce Hubbard 11 Phil Mock 8 Tracy Morehead 17 Susan Mueller 6 Hank Myers 7 Kimberly Smith 7 Carolyn Triplett 6 Tammy Watson 12.5 Chris Yenrick 23.5 Dennis Crews 13 Jeff Ray 21 21




JANUARY 5 Women’s Council 5:30 p.m., HBA Office

Rich Achor, President Steve Hurst, 1st Vice-President Shane Young, 2nd Vice-President Randall Perry, Secretary Mike Hayes, Treasurer Rick Tozier, Immediate Past President

2009 DIRECTORS Richard Alexander Jeff Canter Andy Collins Rick Easter Chuck Hicks Rosemary Howell Angela Kalamaras Jonathan Lee Steve McSwain Susan Mueller Nathan Myers Sarah Olson Butch Ray Keith Rogers Jennifer Sammons Chris Smith Carolyn Triplett Robert Vaughn Shane Wagoner Troy Warner Bill Wysor

COMMITTEE/COUNCIL CHAIRS Associate Members Committee Bill Wysor, Chairperson NAHB Remodelers Chuck Hicks, President Women’s Council Rosemary Howell, President HBAWS DIRECTORS NCHBA DIRECTORS Rich Achor Steve Hurst John McPherson, Jr. Kathy Craven Snodgrass

NAHB DIRECTORS Rich Achor Steve Hurst Paul Mullican Rick Tozier LIFE DIRECTORS

ALTERNATES: Steve Mabe Herschel Redding Shane Young ALTERNATES: Richard Alexander Jonathan Lee Steve Mabe Keith Rogers

Herschel Redding Kathy Craven-Snodgrass

STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION Phone: 336.768.5942 • Fax: 336.768.9280 Jerry Herman Executive Vice President

Megan Parks Director of Operations/Member Services Beverly Hayes Communications Manager Valerie Adams Financial Manager

Nancy Gould Joint Governmental Affairs Director WWW.HBAWS.ORG 22

JANUARY 6 Spike Club 11:45 a.m., HBA Office JANUARY 7 Associate Members Committee 12:00 p.m., HBA Office JANUARY 12 Executive Board 4:00 p.m., HBA Board Room New NC Renovation, Repair and Painting Regulation CE Seminar 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Deacon Tower NAHB Remodelers Council 6:30 p.m., Deacon Tower JANUARY 14 Builder & Associates Speed Meet 7:30 a.m., PNG JANUARY 18 Triad Green Building Council 3:30 p.m., Magnolia Manor JANUARY 19 Board of Directors 4:00 p.m., HBA Board Room JANUARY 26 Monthly Membership Meeting • January 26, 2010 • Bridger Field House • Builder & Associate CE Seminar: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Leveraging the New Economy Speaker: Daniel M. La Perriere, CEO, The Lattitude Group New Member Orientation: 5:20 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Program: 6:45 p.m. W-S & Our Economy: Trends for Today and Tomorrow Presented by: Bret Marchant Director, Research and Economic Development for Chamber

FEBRUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY 1-2 NAHB Certified Green Professional 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days) Best Western, High Point, NC FEBRUARY 2 Women’s Council 5:30 p.m. HBA Office FEBRUARY 3 Spike Club 11:30 a.m., HBA Office FEBRUARY 9 Executive Board 4:00 p.m., HBA Board Room NAHB Remodelers 6:30 p.m. Deacon Tower FEBRUARY 11 Associate Members Committee 12:00 p.m., HBA Office FEBRUARY 15 Triad Green Building Council 3:30 p.m., Magnolia Manor FEBRUARY 16 Board of Directors 4:00 p.m., HBA Board Room FEBRUARY 18 Triad Home & Garden Show Continuing Education Seminar 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Benton Convention Center FEBRUARY 18 Triad Home & Garden Show Preview Party 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Benton Convention Center

FEBRUARY 19-21 Triad Home & Garden Show Benton Convention Center Friday, February 19 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 21 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEBRUARY 23 Business Management for Building Professionals 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Liberty Hardware FEBRUARY 24 Marketing & Communications Strategies for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS I) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Liberty Hardware FEBRUARY 25 Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS II) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Liberty Hardware FEBRUARY 25 Spring Festival of Homes Regular Entry Deadline


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