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The 22nd annual Triad Home & Garden Show took place in downtown Winston Salem at the M.C. Benton Convention Center. Visitors enjoyed over 150 exhibits, garden areas, a variety of seminars, door prizes, and a Marketplace area. Attendees to the show received valuable information to help jumpstart their spring renovating projects, learn about eco friendly products and services, plus help promote the American dream of home ownership. In addition to serving as a great resource to consumers, the show supported the local community - a portion of the event proceeds benefited Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. The HBAWS member Preview Party was hosted by STOCK Building Supply. The event, which was held the evening before the show opened to the public, included food and beverages and a great opportunity for HBAWS members and their guests to see the show. (continued page 5)

Best Garden, Best of Show, Most Innovative Awards

Best Garden - Piedmont Landscape Design Best of Show - Myers Greenhouse

Most Innovative - Medi-Rub

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Honeywell’s state-of-the-art systems allow hands-free communication with our central station to provide the quickest police response when your customer needs it most. With the addition of a “panic button,” the system can be upgraded to a life alert system for the elderly.

Monitored Smoke Detectors

An excellent protective complement, these compact units can be added one per floor or installed to meet residential fire code. With our monitored system there’s no need for your electrician to install smoke detectors.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

These sensors are an excellent upgrade for homes with gas appliances. For many Energy Star Homes, it’s required to have carbon monoxide detectors for the rating.

Digital Camera Systems

Providing the added protection of real-time video monitoring of the home, these motion-activated systems capture activity as it’s happening and can be viewed by your customers remotely.

Call us today and learn why more than 60 builders in our community have chosen us to protect what they’ve worked so hard to build. Piedmont Protective Services Winston-Salem, NC 336.771.2389 Bill Wrenn: Owner We can also assist you with home theatre, multi-room stereos, central vacuum, LCD and plasma television sales and installation. 2


President’s Message Rich Achor – ARENA Builders

Change... Change…what a scary thing. It seems the majority of us are wired internally to avoid and in many cases despise change. Change is uncomfortable, it requires us to think, it requires us to do things differently, it feels strange. Change involves risk; will things be better or get worse? Change IS a necessary reality if you want to survive and thrive. Change is constant, it is a given. In my math classes the teachers used to talk about constants and givens, is this the same? Somewhat. How many of our businesses are the same as they were a few years ago? Same goals, same people, same directions? How many of these businesses will be the same in a couple years? Think the tried and true ways are the key to long term success? General Motors and Chrysler thought so too. They held onto that belief so long they failed. Anyone think the government is going to show up and save YOUR business? (don’t hold your breath, you don’t employ enough union workers, or build armored personnel carriers) What’s the point here? Right now we are all just trying to find a way to get to tomorrow . If we don’t look for ways to change, look for what the market is telling us we need to adapt to/for, we will be GM but without the safety net. Now is the best time to change, nothing seems right anyway. Look at that opportunity you shunned 2 years ago, does it make sense to look at providing that product or service now? Look at the business model that has you outsourcing some of the in-house things you do. Look at the model that has you adding a department to bring that activity inside that you buy from a service provider. Question the questions, challenge the “givens”, try something you never would have thought of doing .

being different was the norm. (at least the parts of the ‘70s I remember). This should have prepared me to be a great devotee of change. Nah, it is still unsettling. We all have our egos and our visions of who we are, me included. I have for years proclaimed, “I am a builder, I build new, I don’t remodel”. Why?, my ego said builders are licensed, builders are educated, builders are cool, any unemployed “man’s man” with a pick up and a circular saw can be a remodeler, I am a builder. I was continually asked at open houses, Spring Festivals, Parades of Homes , can you do an addition for me? Can you finish my basement? Can you update my home? My response : “I am a builder, I build new, I don’t remodel”. Let me refer someone who specializes in that. (I did refer other HBAWS members) Reality check; change was underway and I was missing it. Yes, the barrier to entry to be a remodeler is quite low, Bubba and his pick up can and does secure a number of projects but on the other hand some of the most professional and most peer respected members of our association are “remodelers”. Guess what? They were not above building a custom house for someone just because they were remodelers while I was passing remodels to them. Change it can be an ego thing. So what should we change? Everything? No and certainly not all at once. Some things are best left unchanged; spouse changes are usually not a good idea (expensive, messy, ugly and most of us, me especially, would definitely not do better with that change) Religion –it tends to be bedrock and bedrock is fundamental and of course being a member of the HBAWS, how else would we get the opportunity to pontificate on such a thought as change. Change so YOU can survive and thrive.

I am a child of the ‘70s. I grew up in an era when everything was questioned, no one was trusted and 3


REMODELERS UPDATE Chuck Hicks, President, NAHBR, HBAWS The NAHB Remodelers February meeting was well attended and featured Jeff Sessoms of Webb Heating and Air speaking to the group about how to achieve increased energy efficiency with HVAC equipment and installation.   The next major event for our members is the Showcase of Remodeled Homes on May 15 & 16. We have 6 confirmed participants to date. Our goal is a minimum ewsletter 2010 in of HOMEBuilders 9 entries. RemodelersNor associates interested participating should call Bob Vaughn of the Cabinet AD CONTRACT Studio at 336-724-1754. Projects can be large or small.

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a few of the opportunities to pursue.  Please contact the HBA office for more information. Our next meeting is Tuesday March 9 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the manufacturing facility of Winston Shower Door. Address is 106 Griffith Plaza Drive. Food will be provided by Catered Affairs.

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This is an excellent opportunity to see the manufacturing process first hand - Gary’s crew will run pre-staged glass panels through all steps of the manufacturing process. Please let the HBA staff know if you plan to attend. 

Company Name: _______________________________________________________________

220 Charlois Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27103 Ph: 336.768.5942 Fax: 336.768.9280 www.hbaws.org

This is a great of year to participant in various Contact Name:time (will receive invoices) ________________________________________________ Mark your 2010 calendars: training and certification classes being offered in April Remodelers Meeting ______________________________________________________________________ theAddress: area. Green building, Certified Aging-in-Place April 13 at WFU Deacon Tower Specialist, and Lead Based Paint certifications are just City: ______________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ______________ Phone Number: ___________________________________

Ad sizes and Rates

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Full Page (single invoice) Back Cover (7.5”h x 7.5”v) $2,898 Inside Back Cover (7.5”h x 10”v) $3,099 Inside Front Cover (7.5”h x 10”v) $3,099 Run of publication (7.5”h x 10”v) $2,808 (Contact the HBAWS regarding availability of cover placements.) Half Page: horizontal (7.5”h x 5”v) $1,620 Half Page: vertical (3.75”h x 10”v) $1,620 Third Page (2.5”h x 10”v) $1,296 Quarter Page (3.75”h x 5”v) $918 Eighth Page (3.75”h x 2.5”v) $669 One page insert (advertiser provides copies)

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(invoiced monthly) N/A2 $287 $287 $260 $150 $150 $120 $85 $62 $320

One page, one-sided (HBAWS makes black & white copies) $465 1 Annual Contract Rate: Rate reflects a 10% discount -- against the 1x rate -- for yearly contracts (12 consecutive placements) that are paid in-full upfront. 2 Back cover: Placement on back cover is available only on an annual contract basis.

 Please begin running my ad in __________________ (month & year) and run my ad for _____ months. Ads are due to HBAWS by the 11th day of the month preceeding the month in which they are to run. Ads must be provided to HBAWS as black and white PDF files. If artwork is required for your ad, there will be an additional $50 set-up fee. 4

*All rates listed are for HBAWS members. For non-member advertising rates, please call 336.768.5942.

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TRIAD HOME & GARDEN SHOW

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Attendees were able to talk to the exhibitors about the newest products and services in the building industry and enjoyed networking with their fellow members.

Certifying Green The Triad Green Building Council program for March 15 is “Certifying Your First Home”. This council meets the third Monday of each month and has helpful topics and programs for the Green building professionals. The meetings start at 3:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Manor. Annual company membership is only $75.00. A CGP, Certified Green Professional designation program will be offered in May by the council at a Winston-Salem location. You can get more details about the council, and the programs offered at, http:// www.triadgreenbuilding.org/

More than 20 exhibitor door prizes valued at $100 or more were given away. Many thanks go to James River Equipment - Smitherman for the donation of the grand prize, a John Deere® LA110 riding lawn tractor with a bagger, valued at over $2,000. A list of prizes and winners is shown on page 10. Many thanks go to all of the Triad Home & Garden Show committee members, show Chairperson Tim Burge, Castlelights, Inc., and Co-chairperson, Steve McSwain of Maplestone Construction, LLC., and volunteers who spent time planning the show. If we listed everyone who deserves special thanks we would have to add several pages to this newsletter, so here are just a few of the people who we want to recognize: Seminar Chairperson: Rosemary Howell and Show Administration Chairperson: Missy Easter – Nationwide Insurance/Missy Easter Agency; In addition, the association appreciates all of those who gave their time and effort toward making the show a success - HBA members, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, ticket purchasers, seminar speakers and committee members. Thank you! See page 9 for a list of exhibitors.

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ASSOCIATION HOME FOR 2010 SPRING PARADE GETTING FINISHING TOUCH Buck Horn, Buck Horn Construction Co., Inc., is featuring his home under construction in Milburn. It has 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath brick home situated on a beautiful wooded lot with plenty of privacy. Incredible attention to detail throughout, including fabulous kitchen/keeping room with granite countertops, kitchen island and stainless steel appliances, numerous built-ins throughout the house, double sided fireplace between keeping room and great room, screened porch, and attached 2 car garage. Functional media/ computer loft area upstairs and bonus room with additional built-ins.

Karen Starets, Prudential Carolinas Realty, is the listing agent. There are several things about Milburn that will quickly become one of this area’s premier neighborhoods: Centrally located between Lewisville and Clemmons and just 3 quick miles from Highway 421. The land itself is gorgeous! Huge old growth hardwood trees and a combination of flat and gently

rolling terrain. Spacious lots range from approximately 3/4 of an acre to almost 3 1/2 acres, with beautiful vistas and almost 20 acres of common area where a treelined pond will have a small dock for the neighbors to enjoy. Milburn’s public streets have curb and gutter, sidewalks, street trees and decorative lighting. Home prices are ranging from the high $400,000’s to $1,000,000+. Directions: 421 North to the Lewisville Clemmons exit; Left at top of ramp; Right on Styers Ferry when it turns at the stoplight; Styers Ferry makes another Right turn in approximately 2 miles. Stay on Styers Ferry for another 1 mile—Milburn is on the Right. 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!

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Thanks to Supporters of the

Triad Home & Garden Show An event of Home Builders Association of W-S Think Smart!

Reduce Energy, savesupport money & protect the environment HBAWS would like to recognize the generous of the following companies and organizations, which helped make this year’s Home & Garden Show a successful event:

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Master Gardeners - N.C. Cooperative Extension Service - Forsyth County Center Piedmont Environmental Alliance – PEA

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL THGS VOLUNTEERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS!!! and a special thanks to Missy Easter & Rosemary Howell!!

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Triad Home & Garden Show An event of Home Builders Association of W-S Energy,2010 save money & protect the environment Think Smart! Reduce Gratitude to our Exhibitors! Advanced Consumer Electronics, Inc.www.hbaws.org Mears Construction, Inc. Amanzi Marble & Granite LLC Morgan & Parker Builders, Inc. Baskets & Beyond Murray Supply Company Kitchen and Bath Bath Creations International, LLC Showrooms Bath Fitter My Dog Tess Realty BB&T Myers Greenhouse, Inc. Beeson Hardware Co. N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal Better Business Bureau of NWNC Ned R. Eldridge, Inc. Blaze Air Inc. Overhead Door Company of Greensboro BloomDay Granite & Marble Paint & Coatings, Ltd. Bobby’s Concrete, Inc. Parks Chevrolet Brady Flanary HVAC, Inc. Patio Enclosures, Inc. Branchelin, Inc. Pella Window & Door Co. Brown-Rogers-Dixson Company Peter Davis Builders Buck Horn Construction Co., Inc. Piedmont Fence, Inc. Budget Blinds Piedmont Garage Door Co., Inc. Burchette & Burchette Hardwood Floors Piedmont Landscape Design Carolina Gardener Magazine Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Castlelights, Inc. Piedmont Personal Builders, LLC Cellular Sales of North Carolina Piedmont Stone Champion Window Co. Pine Hall Brick Co., Inc. Cunningham Brick Co., Inc. Quality Oil Company LLC Custom Wood Products of Rural Hall Rainbow Cleaning Systems Decked Out of the Triad, Inc. Re-Bath of the Triad Down Under Deck Drain Systems Reece Builders DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Renewal by Andersen of the Triad Earth’s Images Rising Concepts Inc. Energy Solutions Ron Williams Building Co., Inc. Ferguson Enterprises Inc. Rothrock Renovation & Remodeling a Division of Foam Work Insulators, LLC Zack Rothrock Builders, Inc. Gauldin Landscape & Maintenance Snazzy Screen Solutions Grand Structures, Inc. Southern Foods at Home Get a Grip Stephen L. Mabe Building, Inc. Granite & Marble by Malave’ Super-Sod of the Triad Growing Green Tarheel Basement Systems Gutter Helmet Piedmont The Davey Tree Expert Company Habitat for Humanity of FC The Grout Medic Hilltop Landscaping The Stone Resource Home Energy Solutions of the Triad The Tint Wizard Home Resource Time Warner Cable Homerite Windows and Doors Townsend Inc. dba/ Natural Home Lite Insulation Solutions Truliant Federal Credit Union Kitchen Craft Cooking Shows Ultimate Edge, Inc. Knight Topline Services, Inc. Uncommon USA Inc. Leaf Filter North, Inc. Walkabout Tile LEAP Realty, LLC Venable Brothers Well Co. Living Waterscapes Weeks Hardwood Flooring & Carpet, Inc. Locke Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Loflin Concrete Co., Inc. Whitney Flooring, Inc. Marshall Stone Wishon & Carter Builders, Inc. Master Gardeners of Forsyth County YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Mathis Home Improvements

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Triad Home & Garden Show An event of Home Builders Association of W-S save money &Prize protect theWinners! environment Think Smart! Reduce Energy, Congratulations to THGS

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James River Equipment, Booth # 120 & 135 GRAND PRIZE - John Deere LA115 Lawn Mower Value: Over $2,000 WINNER: Wayne Burgess Rainbow Cleaning Systems, Booth # 89 Rainmate Air Freshener & Fragrance Pack WINNERS: Matt & Cornelia Barr Paint & Coatings, LTD, Booth # 138 Coffee Maker WINNER: Ursula Clark Walkabout Tile Inc., Booth # 66 Kitchen Sink WINNER: Shirlie Pazos Wishon & Carter Builders, Inc., Booth # 113 Wine Butler WINNER: Glenn Haver

Weeks Hardwood Flooring & Carpet, Booth # 78 & 79 300 Sq. Ft. Dirt Dragon Hardwood Floor WINNER: TBA Pine Hall Brick, Booth # 100, 101, 102 2 $50 gift certificates WINNERS: Lynn Brown & Luis A. Cruz Whitney Flooring, Inc., Booth # 22 & 23 5 x 8 Area Rug WINNER: TBA Truliant Federal Credit Union, Booth # 187 Gift Tote WINNER: Cathy Bowman Advanced Consumer Electronics, Booth # 15 Samsung 32" LCD HDTV WINNER: Dale Karney Buck Horn Construction Company, Booth # 5 Plans for a House Addition WINNER:Amy Foster Blaze Air, Booth # 20 1 Year Service Agreement WINNER: Dave Albert Branchelin, Inc., Booth # 59 & 60 Attic Tent WINNER: Ken Wagoner Castlelights, Booth # 81 Copper Bullet Light WINNER: Louise Sidden 10

Brady - Flanary HVAC, Inc., Booth # 148, 149 7-day Programmable Touch-screen Thermostat WINNER: Jean Reynolds Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County Sofa & Entry Table from the ReStore WINNER: John W. Long Murray Supply Company Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet WINNER: Mike Long Design House Cabinetry Kitchen Gift Basket WINNER: Missy Easter

Budget Blinds 2 Window Treatments give-a ways WINNERS: Ed & Muriel James, Brian & Angela Martin Hilltop Landscaping Patio Heater WINNER: Patty Chamotz Homerite Windows and Doors of the Triad Nintendo Wii WINNER: Bernie Lackmann Get A Grip $100 Off Resurfacing Project WINNER: Tracy Black HBA Women’s Council Flower Arrangements, Flower Pots, Assorted Gifts WINNER: Sherri Coram Piedmont Environmental Alliance Weatherization Kits (3) WINNERS:Carey Thomas, Bryan Jones, Pete Thomas Piedmont Fence Fire Pit WINNER: Jonathan King Venable Brothers 4 Piece SKIL Power Tool Set WINNER:Cindy Southern Kitchens N More Bamboo serving tray, kitchen towel made from bamboo fiber WINNER: Shirley Pazos VS Home Exteriors $750 for Home Improvement PRoject WINNER” John Quigley


2010 Fall Parade of Homes Coming in October… Start planning your entry now! This year’s Parade Kick Off Party sponsor is 84 Lumber! This will be a great event for builders and associates to get ready for the event. The Parade of Homes registration forms and the Parade Partners ONLINE Discount Directory will be ready in April. If you haven’t already started planning your entry, now is the time to do so!

Important Dates • May 13 • Parade Kick Off Party – Sponsored by 84 Lumber • October 13 • Pre-qualifying, 8:00 a.m. – until finished • October14 • Judging, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • October 16, 17 • First weekend of Parade homes open to public, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. • October 19 • Golden Home Awards Banquet • October 21 • Builder/Realtor Open House Extravaganza • October 23, 24 • Second weekend of Parade homes open to public, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

HAMMER & NAILS CONGRATULATIONS! CAPS CERTIFICATION Congratulations to Stephen L. Mabe, Hank Myers, Chuck Hicks, Steve Hurst and Chris Fishel, in recently completing the requirements and becoming Certified Aging In Place Specialists (CAPS). This certification allows their companies to expertly remodel homes for maturing adults. This gives older individuals the opportunity to remain in their homes safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level and with the reassurance of being able to call their house a “home” for a lifetime. 11


WOMEN’S COUNCIL Rosemary Howell, President

I would like to thank all the Homebuilder members who supported our raffle during the Triad Home and Garden Show and also the members who donated money at the January meeting. I would also like to thank Nora Fain and Janet Neal for all their hard work on our Women’s Council booth as well as New Garden Nursery for donating the beautiful pots and plants that were part of our raffle prize. Sheri Coram with Prudential Carolinas Realty purchased the winning ticket at our Preview Party on Thursday. Thank you also to all the volunteers who staffed our booth during the show. Our speaker at our March 2nd meeting will be Dr. Dennis Moser who will be updating us on the plans new Career Center and what is going on currently in the Career Center. One of our Lewis Wilson Scholarships is awarded annually to a student at the Career Center. We will also be discussing and scheduling our other projects for the remainder of 2010.

We would like to invite anyone that is interested in our Women’s Council to join us at one of our meetings or contact Valarie at the HBA an office for an application to join. We are also looking forward to having Wanda Wilson back soon at our meeting. Wanda is currently recuperating from a fall during one of our many snow falls. Wanda we miss you and wish you a speedy recovery.

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ASSOCIATE GUEST COLUMN

Cody Marcum, Principal Financial Group Are you protecting your most valuable asset? Your ability to work and earn a living is your most valuable asset. Most of your income is earned income. When you stop working, your income stops. When protecting your most valuable asset, you should ask yourself, “How long could I live on my savings if my income stopped this very second?” It’s shocking that many people in the richest nation in the world, are within six weeks of personal bankruptcy. Your chances of becoming disabled are high. If you’re currently between the ages of 25 and 45, your chances of becoming disabled for at least 90 days are greater than one in three . Statistics show the longer a disability, the less likely the person will return to work. The logical solution has been to buy some form of disability income protection coverage through your insurance agent. Like most forms of insurance, disability income has its own language. To make sure you choose the kind and amount of coverage you need, here are some suggestions to consider when shopping for disability income policies. • Consider buying a policy that is guaranteed to be renewable and can only be canceled if you fail to pay the premiums. You purchase insurance to make sure you get a specific result. Always buy quality coverage from a reputable carrier. Also, with a noncancelable policy, premium rates can not be raised at anytime for as long as you own the policy. Your rates will never go up. • Look at the definition of disability. When you buy disability coverage, you are actually buying the insurance company’s definition of disability. There are three basic definitions: Presumptive Disability: If your sickness or injury results in the loss of your eyesight, power of speech, hearing, use of both hands, both feet or one hand and one foot, then most insurance companies will consider you totally disabled. Not only that, but many companies will waive the elimination period and you could start receiving your benefits immediately. Occupational Disability: You’ll want to avoid insurance policies that have an “any occupation” definition. If the policy pays only if the insured is unable to perform any occupation that reasonably fits, then his/her chances of getting paid are small. You want a disability policy that considers you disabled if you can not do the substantial and material duties of your regular occupation. Partial, Residual and Income Loss: Look for a policy that will pay a proportional benefit if you have a partial or residual loss of income. Many definitions of disability are concerned with your ability to work part-time and do all of your regular duties; or coming to work full-time and only being able to do part of your regular duties. You need to be thorough in reviewing any clauses. To resolve this confusion, several major insurance companies have adopted loss of income provisions. • Once you find a satisfactory definition of disability, look for other provisions that fit your needs. Some questions you may want to ask are:

How long should my disability benefits last? This depends on your age, income and cash position. Usually the shortest benefit period is two years. Other plans pay for five years or to age 65. Many people purchase coverage that lasts until age 65. If you can’t afford age 65 coverage, buy the longest benefit period you can afford. Many companies will allow you to upgrade coverage if your health is good. How long must I wait to receive benefits? Companies have various elimination periods ---the period of time after you’re sick or injured before benefits begin to accrue. The elimination period can be as short as 30 days or as long as one year. The shorter the elimination period, the more expensive your policy will be. Many people choose either a 90- or 180- day elimination period. Your elimination period should consider your savings and your assets. How does my disability policy meet inflation? Quality disability insurance companies offer cost of living agreement (COLA) riders. Companies offer a wide variety of COLA riders. Determining which you buy should be based on your age, your income and your length of time to retirement. What else should I look for? Most high-quality policies contain a rehabilitation clause. No matter how good your disability policy may be, it is not a substitute for your ability to work and earn a living. Insurance companies are interested in getting you back to work, and will often help you get rehabilitated. • Find a knowledgeable insurance agent. When looking for an individual disability income insurance policy, you should find a knowledgeable insurance agent, especially one who specializes in your profession. He or she should know and understand professional disability product lines from all of the major companies and available association coverages. • Don’t be afraid to ask for sample policies. Make sure you read them. In insurance, only what is in the policy applies. Like other financial products and services, review and update your disability plan annually. Remember, insuring your income could be the most important thing you ever do. Even though a disability may leave you unable to earn an income, purchasing a disability income policy helps protect your ability to meet your financial obligations! For more information, contact: Cody Marcum, Principal Financial Group Telephone: 834.4020 E mail: marcum.cody@principal.com Disability Income Insurance has limitations and exclusions. For costs and complete details of coverage, contact your Principal Life representative. Home Office: Principal Life Insurance Company, Des Moines, IA 50392. www.principal.com. Printed by Permission: DI2200 | 6343092009

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GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS REPORT Nancy Gould - Joint Governmental Affairs Director

LEAD BASED PAINT REMINDER, & OTHER NEWS New lead based paint rules begin this April This January, North Carolina became the third state in the nation to administer and enforce a Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program that becomes effective on April 22, 2010. This federal EPA program mandates that contractors working in homes and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 be trained and certified in lead-safe work practices by the state of North Carolina. Similar EPA requirements will be in place nationwide by April 2010, but the North Carolina program will operate in lieu of EPA’s program allowing for greater local oversight. Whether you are a real estate broker, property manager, home owner or general or subcontractor who does remodeling, a must read for you can be found on North Carolina’s Lead-Based Paint Hazard Program website: http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/lead/ lhmp.html REALTORS know already that they must provide potential buyers or lessees of older homes brochures about lead based paint hazards. The RRP program moves beyond notification to any work being done on a on homes built before 1978 that disturbs 6 sq. ft or more. It requires training and certification of certain contractors, subcontractor, employees and their firms. Both HBAWS and WSRAR are offering certification courses, and additional classes can be found on the EPA and the North Carolina Lead-Based Pain Hazard Program websites. New Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Meeting Times Just a few months ago, the Forsyth County Commissioners changed its meeting time from 7:30 PM to 6:00 PM.(2nd and 4th Mondays of each month). Now, the W-S City Council and the City-County Planning Board are following suite. Beginning in April, the City Council’s new meeting times are as follows: •

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Finance Committee – 5:00 PM (2nd Monday of each month)

Public Works Committee – 6:30 PM (2nd Monday of each month)

CD/Housing/Gen. Govt. Committee – 5:00 PM (2nd Tuesday of each month)

Public Works Committee – 6:30 PM (2nd Tuesday of each month)

W-S City Council – 6:00 PM (1st and 3rd Mondays of each month)

are The City-County Planning Board public hearings and work sessions will both begin at 4:30 PM The City-County Planning Board’s new meeting time beginning in March is 4:30 PM (2nd Tuesday of each month). Want to learn about Forsyth County’s development and growth trends? Mr. Paul Norby, City-County Planning Board Director, will be the guest speaker at the March 4th HBAWS & WSRAR Joint Legislative Committee meeting. He will be presenting information about his staff’s work program for this year and about the development trends for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. If you’d like to see this interesting presentation about our county’s past, present and future development patterns please contact the Nancy Gould.

Associate Product Night March 23, 2010 Associates Members are invited to participate in the March Associate Product Night. 2 or 3 member companies needed 3/23/10. For more information, contact Bev Hayes at the HBA office 768-5942 or email beverlyh@hbaws.org


2010 Sponsors’ Club

Home Builders Association of Winston Salem

Exclusive Event Sponsors WSJournal Media Sponsor

Diamond Event Sponsors STOCK Building Supply

Pine Hall Brick Co., Inc.

Triad Home & Garden Show Preview Party

Parade of Homes Golden Home Awards Banquet

BB & T

Parade of Homes Golden Home Awards Banquet

Platinum Event Sponsors Signs Now

James River Equipment

Official Printing Sponsor Triad Home & Garden Show

84 Lumber

Parade of Homes Kick-off Party

Triad Home & Garden Show

Fairway Independent Mortgage Golf Tournament

Gold

Bank of N.C. Busch Insurance/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Coldwell Banker/Triad Realtors Piedmont Natural Gas, Inc. ProBuild Truilant Federal Credit Union

Silver

Alan G. Fletcher Construction Co., Inc. Bimco Plumbing Supplies McCullough Tile Piedmont Garage Door Co., Inc. Piedmont Federal Savings Bank

Bronze First Community Bank Hall Insurance Associates, Inc. Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services Piedmont Protective Services, LLC 15


YOU CAN SUCCEED IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES March 23 Membership Meeting Program

You Can Succeed In Tough Economic Times Presented by Olan B. Beam, Bridge Marketing Professionals, Inc. Research shows that companies that increase their marketing spending during a recession averaged HIGHER sales growth during the recession AND FOR THREE YEARS AFTER! Listen to the details of the 5 easy steps and you will see some positive results. 1. Define what you want to accomplish 2. Target the customer that wants your product or service 3. Focus your resources 4. Act when your plan is set 5. Measure what you planned to accomplish Make your reservation to attend the March 23rd membership meeting at Bridger Field House today! Do you need a Codes Update? Robert Privott, NCHBA Director of Codes and Construction will be providing a CE seminar on this subject from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. prior to the dinner meeting. One price for both the class and dinner. Fulfills the codes / inspections 2 hour requirement for builders.

Affiliate Membership Offers Marketing for Everyone in your Company The Spike Club of HBAWS is excited to announce a new membership listing opportunity called Affiliate Membership. Every company member has a Primary contact and all the other employees of that company are termed Dependents. This new membership title will not take away from any existing dependant member services, but will only add value of membership and marketing opportunities for the Affiliates. Individuals under a HBAWS member company can be recognized as an Affiliate Member to gain added exposure. They will receive a monthly newsletter, directory listing (online and hard copy), in addition to being recognized as a member by NCHBA and NAHB. Affiliates remain members as long as the annual dues of $75.00 are paid and the parent company stays a current member. Annual dues are divided and a portion goes to NAHB and NCHBA. Ron Schwartz, Spike Club Chair, says the affiliate membership is designed to give a better sense of belonging and ownership plus an expanded way to market yourself and your name within the industry and community at large. For more information please contact the HBAWS at 768-5942. 16

ATTENTION REMODELERS! Registration is fast approaching for the...

SHOWCASE OF REMODELED HOMES May 15 & 16, 2010 For details about joining the NAHBR Chapter or for participation information for the Showcase of Remodeled Homes. Contact: Megan Parks at: meganp@hbaws.org or 336-768-5942

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WEATHERIZATION MAKES SENSE PEA, Piedmont Environmental Alliance announces Weatherization Makes Sense, a web resource dedicated to providing information on how weatherizing your home can save you money and save the environment. The HBAWS membership directory web page link is attached to the Who to Call section on the weatherization home page. The PEA Weatherization web resource provides the following information: •

Why Weatherize (information designed to inspire homeowners to weatherize, including energy and money savings facts as well as data supporting the positive environmental effects of energy efficiency);

What to Do (information and resources for conducting a home energy audit; information on weather-proofing basics; information on projects ranging from simple do-it-yourself weatherization tasks to complex jobs requiring an experienced contractor);

How to Pay for It (information about and links to an application for stimulus funding, rebates from utilities, and information on tax credits);

Who to Call for More Complex Jobs (links to help consumers locate vendors, suppliers, and service providers in our community for those jobs that are too big to do yourself).

The actual web site can be found at http://www.peanc.org/weatherization

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Thank you for renewing in February!!! MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS Wilson Lighting Co., Inc., 42 years Shugart Enterprises, LLC, 39 years Piedmont Rent-A-Jon, 23 years T.R. Perkins Building Co., 19 years ARGUS Insurance, 19 years Morgan & Parker Builders, Inc., 18 years Advanced Consumer Electronics, Inc., 18 years Home Investments, LLC/First Choice Auction & Realty, 18 years Bobby W. Hawkins Builders, 17 years Homes by Jonathan Lee, Inc., 16 years Carolina Specialties, Inc., 15 years Classic Paint Company, Inc., 13 years General Shale Brick, 11 years Builders Art & Graphics, Inc., 10 years Carpet Connection, 9 years Carpet Designers, Inc., 9 years The Plumbing Works, 9 years Mize Construction, 8 years Harrell Construction & Remodeling, Inc., 8 years Superior Walls of NC, 7 years Castlerock, LLC, 7 years W.S. Craver Construction, LLC, 5 years Habitat for Humanity of FC, 5 years Preferred Builders of the Triad, Inc., 5 years John Baker Plumbing & Utilities, Inc., 4 years Renewal by Andersen of the Triad, 4 years R.S. Parker Homes, 3 years Precision Decorating, 2 years Rising Concepts Inc., 2 years ALSE Masonry, Inc., 1 year The Design Studio at 1502 Fabrics, 1 year 18


TIME TO RENEW in March ARENA Builders Associates, LLC

LEAP Realty, LLC

B Square Builders, Inc.

M. J. Silmser Corporation

BIMCO Plumbing Supply

Marshall & Manuel Insulation, Inc.

Bean Builders, Inc.

Matthews Enterprises, LLC

Built Right Custom Homes of NC, LLC

Morgan Builders, Inc.

Burris Roofing Co., Inc.

Norandex/Reynolds Distribution Co.

Butler Lighting of Lewisville

Peter Davis Builders

C.F. Stone Building Co. Inc.

Piedmont Protective Services, LLC

CC & A Builders, Inc.

Preferred Roofing Inc.

Carolina Landscape, Inc.

Premier Construction Services, LLC

Closet Rejuvenation, Inc.

Prudential Carolinas Realty

Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS

R3B, LLC

Danny’s Welding

Ricci Builders & Management, Inc.

David S. Mallard Construction

Sears Contract Sales

David Stenson Construction, LLC

Sir Speedy Printing

ERA Piedmont Realty

Stephen L. Mabe Building, Inc.

East Enterprises, Inc.

Strauss Enterprises

FORSYTH Tech Community College

Teresa S. Hiatt Designs, Inc.

Fairway Independent Mortgage

The Dubuisson Company

Fireside Hearth and Home

The Phoenix Company

Fleshman Construction, Inc.

The Sherwin Williams Paint Company

Fowler-Jones Construction Co.

Truliant Federal Credit Union

Godby Construction Company

Ultimate Edge, Inc.

Hall Insurance Associates, Inc.

W. Wayne Frye Organization, Inc.

Jay Mize Construction Inc.

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ASSOCIATE APPLICANTS FOR CONSIDERATION 1.

Get-A-Grip Resurfacing Todd Cates 574 Highland Ridge Rd. Mooresville, NC 28115 (336) 457-3006 tcates@getagripinc.com In business for 1 year Resurfacing Sponsor:Ron Schwartz, Audio Video One

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Paint & Coatings, Ltd. J. Mark Diachenko 1127 West Main St. Yadkinville, NC 27055 336-469-0080 Jmd0080@yahoo.com Paint Sub-contracotr In business for 3 years Sponsor: Benny Copple, Poindexter Lumber Company

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Brady Flanary HVAC, Inc. Brady O’Neil Flanary 805 Meadowbrook Drive King, NC 27010 (336) 983-6182 neilbradyhvac.com In business for 18 years HVAC Sub-contractor Sponsor: Virgil Smith, Emerald Millwork, Inc.

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ALSE Masonry Inc. Alberto Perez-Leon 4843 Doris St. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 (336) 575-2685 In business for 7 years Masonry Sub-contractor Sponsor: Steve Murdock, Murdock Insurance

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The Design Studio at 1502 Fabrics Jim Yow 936 Burke St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (336) 201-0244 designstudio@1502fabrics.com In business for 34 years Interior Design Sponsor: Jonathan Lee, Home by Jonathan Lee

WELCOME NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Imrie Design & Build, LLC Daniel W. Bersch PO Box 24 Bethania, NC 27010 (336) 978-7711 imriedb@triad.rr.com In business for 6 months Design Sponsor: Ron Schwartz, Audio Video One

Re-Bath of the Triad Leslie Chilton 2601 Battleground Ave. Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 282-2424 leslie@triad.rebath.com In business for 14 years Remodeling Sponsor: Kathy Craven Snodgrass, Piedmont Natural Gas

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NetUnlimited Cabling Solutions, LLC Thomas J. Moore 3090 Salem Industrial Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27127 (336) 765-0023 tmoorenetcs@yahoo.com In business for 8 years Cable Installation Sponsor: Benny Copple, Poindexter Lumber Co.

Watson Wood Works John Watson 780 Megahertz Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27107 (336) 788-1881 jwatson@watsonwood.com In business for 25 years Millwork/Casework Sponsor: Al Hyatt, The Pheonix Company


Spike Club & Membership Drive Life Spike Members (25 credits +) Rich Achor 50.5 Harriet Anderson 113.5 Kerry Avant 62 Sandra Blackwelder 182.5 Gregg Blevins 41 Lindsay Brandon 49 Greg Burton 33.5 Rick Busch 45.5 Ken Capron 74 Jim Caudle 188.5 Bert Coats 111.5 Marvin Conley 31 David Cooper 238.5 Benny Copple 907 Nick Dell’Aquila 44.5 Tom Dubuisson 40.5 Teresa East 63 O.T. Fowler, Jr. 27 Jim Glasgow 136.5 Russel Fox 44 Kitty Gregg 58 Harris B. Gupton 67 Charles Helsabeck 35 Ray F. Hine 324.5

Robin Hinshaw William Horlacher Eddie Hubbard 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. Jim Morgan Paul W. Mullican Steve Murdock Rob Powell Butch Ray Herschel Redding Robbie Robertson Keith Rogers Zack Rothrock Ron Schwartz

34 60 77 269.5 84.5 75.5 35 66 43 71 32 61.5 54.5 33.5 68.5 175 177.5 75.5 111 48 84 37 70.5 54.75 302

as of 2-25-10

Kathy Sexton 192 Barry R. Sidden 72 Virgil Smith 320 Kathy Craven Snodgrass 533.75 Rick Tozier 29 Larry Weisner 26.5 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) Missy Easter 11.75 Stephen M. Frucht 17 Rosemary Howell 7 Bruce Hubbard 11 Phil Mock 8 Susan Mueller 7.5 Hank Myers 7 Carolyn Triplett 6 Dennis Crews 15 Jeff Ray 21

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HBAWS BOARD of DIRECTORS 2010 HBAWS BOARD OFFICERS Rich Achor, President Steve Hurst, 1st Vice-President Shane Young, 2nd Vice-President Randall Perry, Secretary Mike Hayes, Treasurer Rick Tozier, Immediate Past President

COMMITTEE/COUNCIL CHAIRS Associate Members Committee Bill Wysor, Chairperson NAHB Remodelers Chuck Hicks, President Women’s Council Rosemary Howell, President

Richard Alexander Jeff Canter Andy Collins Rick Easter Chuck Hicks Rosemary Howell Angela Kalamaras

2010 DIRECTORS Jonathan Lee Steve McSwain Susan Mueller Nathan Myers Sarah Olson Butch Ray Keith Rogers

HBAWS DIRECTORS NCHBA DIRECTORS ALTERNATES: Rich Achor Steve Mabe Steve Hurst Herschel Redding John McPherson, Jr. Shane Young Kathy Craven Snodgrass

Jennifer Sammons Chris Smith Carolyn Triplett Robert Vaughn Shane Wagoner Troy Warner Bill Wysor NAHB DIRECTORS Rich Achor Steve Hurst Paul Mullican Eric Anderson LIFE DIRECTORS

Kathy Craven-Snodgrass ALTERNATES: Richard Alexander Jonathan Lee Steve Mabe Keith Rogers

STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION Phone: 336.768.5942 • Fax: 336.768.9280

Jerry Herman jerryh@hbaws.org Executive Vice President

• Kitchen and Bath Showroom •

The first step in developing ideas for a personalized home begins at Murray Supply Company Kitchen and Bath Showroom. With our skillful design capabilites, we will help you choose products customized to your style and taste.

• BATHROOM FIX TURES • • HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES • • FAUCETS AND VESSELS • • BATH & KITCHEN FURNITURE •

Megan Parks meganp@hbaws.org Director of Operations/Member Services Beverly Hayes beverlyh@hbaws.org Communications Manager Valerie Adams valeriea@hbaws.org Financial Manager

• BATHING SYSTEMS •

Aqueous, our new kitchen and bath faucet line has a wide range of finishes including, brushed nickel, chrome and brushed bronze. 260 Olive Street • Winston-Salem, NC • Tele: 336-765-9480 w w w.murraysupply.com

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• C ABINETS & COUNTERTOPS • • WATER HEATERS •

Nancy Gould ngould@wsrar.com Joint Governmental Affairs Director WWW.HBAWS.ORG


March & April CALENDAR OF EVENTS MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING • March 23, 2010 • Bridger Field House Continuing Education Seminar: NC Construction Codes Update 4 - 6 p.m.

*Fulfills 2-hours of Required Codes/Inspections (for Builder Members)

Speaker: Robert Privott, NCHBA Director of Codes and Construction SOCIAL & ASSOCIATE PRODUCT NIGHT DISPLAYS: 6 - 6:45 p.m. DINNER & PROGRAM: 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. You Can Succeed In Tough Economic Times Speaker: Olan Beam, Bridge Marketing Professionals, Inc. Make your reservation using the card you receive in the mail, or at www.hbaws.org.

March 9 Executive Board 4:00 p.m., HBA Board Room NAHBAR Remodelers Council 6:00 p.m., Winston Shower Door March 11 Associate Members Committee 12:00 p.m., HBA Office March 15 Triad Green Building Council 3:30 p.m., Magnolia Manor March 16 Board of Directors 4:00 p.m., HBA Board Room March 17??? Spring Parade of Homes Builder Breakfast 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., invitation only Late Entry Deadline 5:30 p.m., HBA Office March 20 April Newsletter Copy Deadline 12:00 p.m., HBA Office (Please e-mail copy)

March 23 Builder CE Seminar 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Membership Meeting 6:00 p.m., Bridger Field House April 2 Good Friday Office Closed April 6 Builder Committee 12:00 p.m., HBA Office Women’s Council 5:30 p.m., HBA Office April 7 Spike Club 11:45 a.m., HBA Office April 8 Associate Members Committee 12:00 p.m., HBA Office April 13 Executive Board 4:00 p.m., HBA Board Room NAHBAR Remodelers Council 6:00 p.m., Deacon Tower April 19 Triad Green Building Council 3:30 p.m., Magnolia Manor April 20 Board of Directors 4:00 p.m., HBA Board Room May Newsletter Copy Deadline 12:00 p.m., HBA Office (Please e-mail copy) April 24 & 25 May 2 & 3 Spring Parade of Homes April 29 Spring Parade Home Extravaganza 8:30 a.m., Association Home, Milburn

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