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February In This Issue

• PAC Spotlight: Terry Becker - pg 11 • Summit sees headway on appraisal concerns - pg 15 • Parkinson wins 2010 ‘Extra Mile Award’ pg 19 • Member of the Month: Kevin Gustman pg 22 • Member Profile: Aire Serv of FargoMoorhead - pg 24 • OSHA makes changes to residential fall protection requirements - pg 30 • Meet your HBA board of directors: Nancy Kelly - pg 31 • HBA makes advances on strategic plan pg 34

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Home Builders Association of F-M 1802 32nd Avenue South Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 232-5846 • (701) 280-1108 fax www.hbafm.com • info@hbafm.com The Plains Builder is published 12 times per year by the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead, 1802 32nd Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103. The Plains Builder is mailed or e-mailed to all members of the HBA of F-M. The Home Builders Association does not accept responsibility for or endorse any statements or claims made by advertisers or authors of any articles. The subscription rate of $15 includes 12 issues. This annual subscription rate is included with your membership dues.

Alison STREyle Editor, Photographer, Design

Bryce Johnson Publisher

HBA of F-M Executive Committee & Board of Directors Tyrone Leslie Heritage Homes (President and National Director) CHRIS LIND Chris Lind Custom Homes (President Elect and National Director) Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. DARRICK GUTHMILLER (Treasurer) BRUCE JOHNSON RE/MAX Realty 1 (Associate Vice President) Perfect Temp JOHN VASTAG (Secretary) Terry Becker Construction, LLC Terry Becker (Past President and National Director) KEN ANDERSEN BRENT ATKINS STAN BIRKY BILL bLIXT Carlita dietz JASON EID Harry Gilbertson NANCY KELLY TERRY LIPP SYLVIA LUNSKI NANCY MICHELSEN

KWA Constructors, Inc. Minnkota Windows, Inc. Stan Birky Construction, Inc. Western Products, Inc. Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. (Nat’l. Director) Harry Gilbertson Construction Heartland Labor Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Design Direction, Inc. CityWide Electric

Ex-officios to the board of directors Don Dabbert, Jr. Dabbert Custom Homes (Life Director) Gerald Eid Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. (Senior Life Director) John Gunkelman Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. (Life Director) Ken Krajsa State Bank & Trust (NDAB Associate Nat’l Director) Dan Lindquist Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. (National Director) John Mahan Mahan Construction, Inc. (Life Director)

HBA of F-M Staff Bryce Johnson Jenny Erickson Jennifer McKinney Krista Mund Amanda Ohlsen Rocky Schneider ALISON STREYLE Sarah Sutter

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Executive Vice President Development & Project Coordinator Membership Coordinator Communications Manager Accounting & Records Coordinator Public Affairs Coordinator Communication & Office Coordinator Events Coordinator

“This year’s cover features a home built by John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. He was awarded the HBA of F-M’s 2001, 2009 and 2010 “Builder of the Year.” This award is presented to one builder member that has gone beyond the call of duty for the Association, industry and community.”

Advertiser Index Plains Builder

ABC Seamless................................................... 7 ACME TOOLS.................................................. 17 Aggregate Industries........................................ 30 Aire Serve of Fargo.......................................... 22 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND........................... 19 Bonestroo, Inc..................................................... 7 Butler Machinery Co......................................... 19 BW Insurance Agency...................................... 15 Camrud-Foss Concrete.................................... 20 Carpet World.................................................... 21 Cass County Abstract Co................................. 22 Cass County Electric Cooperative.................... 21 CJ Millwork....................................................... 27 Coldwell Banker.................................................. 7 Crane Johnson Lumber Co.............................. 27 Dakota Gypsum................................................ 20 Dawson Insurance............................................ 17 Farmers Insurance Group................................ 21 Goodin Company.............................................. 39 Hauck & Buchholz Drywall, Inc........................... 7 Homemakers Villa............................................. 10 Lamperts Yards................................................. 29 Mid-States Truss............................................... 27 Minnkota Windows, Inc....................................... 7 Nodak Stores.................................................... 16 Northland Truss Systems................................. 18 Property Resources Group............................... 36 Rigels, Inc......................................................... 37 State Bank & Trust............................................ 22 Stenerson Lumber............................................ 21 The Title Company........................................... 21 Western Products, Inc........................................ 5 Xcel Energy........................................................ 3

Interested in advertising? Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com

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Features

Calendar of Events

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11 Join the ‘Century Club’ by giving $100 to NDAB-PAC January GMM highlights 20 26 Energy efficiency rebate money still available 31 Home & Garden Show do’s and don’ts MSUM student chapter update 32 35 2011 World of Thanks volunteers 38 HBA members earn professional designations through NAHB, NDAB In Every Issue: Local President’s Report 6 11 Local Public Issues Report NDAB State Association Report 12 14 BAM State Association Report NAHB National Public Issues Report 15 Membership Meeting Update 20 24 Associate & Builder Member Profiles Industry Spotlight 25 Remodelers Council Report 26 Home Builders Care Foundation Report 28 Renewals 36 New Member Report 37

Feb. 1............ Education Committee................................................ 8 a.m. Feb. 3............ City Day at the Hill................................................ Bismarck Feb 3 ............ NAHB webinar “Design & Market Trends”................. 1 p.m. Feb. 7............ NDAB Legislative Reception................................ Bismarck Feb. 7............ New Mbr Development and Ret. Committee...............noon Feb. 10.......... GMM ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off.......................Fabricators Unlimited Feb. 14.......... Parade of Homes Committee.................................... 3 p.m. Feb. 15.......... Public Issues Committee.................................... 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15.......... PAC Committee.................................................. 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16.......... Minnesota Contractor continuing education.............. 8 a.m. Feb. 21.......... North Dakota Energy Code Training......................... 1 p.m. Feb. 22.......... Lunch & Learn “Quickbooks”.............................. 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22.......... City Day at the Hill...................................................St. Paul Feb. 23-24..... Home & Garden Show Move-in........................Fargodome Feb. 25-27..... Home & Garden Show......................................Fargodome Feb. 28.......... Home & Garden Show Move-out......................Fargodome March 1-2.............................................................................. HBA Closed March 3.................................................Parade of Homes Entry deadline March 9......... HBC Board of Trustees...................................... 11:30 a.m. March 11....... Power Limited Technician continuing education........ 8 a.m.

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news briefs Hires, promotions, awards

• Butler Machinery Co., Fargo, has hired Matt Cordell as a warranty analyst and Noel Saur as lead GPS specialist. Dan Butler was elected to the board of directors of the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association. He has been a member of the NDIDA board since 1999 and served as chairman in 2007. • Matt Nygard has been hired as a construction accountant at Roers Construction and Development, Inc., Fargo. Aaron Baldwin, Dave Bartell, Larry Bekkerus, Jim Sander, Al Sondrol, Ron Thoreson and Danny Wang have been recognized for 10 years of employment with the company. • Western State Bank has received the Patriotic Employer Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense volunteer-based organization whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for members of the National Guard and Reserve. • On Dec. 10, Realtors in the FargoMoorhead area and throughout North Dakota manned Salvation Army kettles during Realtor Bell Ringing Day and raised more than $50,000. The Fargo Moorhead Area Association of Realtors has donated more than $800 in gift cards and cash and over 200 toys, hats and mittens to the Stepping Stones Resource Center in Fargo. • Gate City Bank has donated $10,520 to Malaria No More, an organization that aims to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. The donation will purchase 1,052 mosquito nets, which will be sent to communities in Africa to help prevent the population from contracting malaria. Employees from Gate City Bank’s 32 offices participated in the fundraising. All funds raised were matched dollar for dollar by the bank. 2011 HBA dues are not deductible as charitable contributions

The 2011 dues payments to the HBA of F-M are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as an

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ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to an exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by National Association of Home Builders, North Dakota Association of Builders and HBA of F-M, the following portion is not deductible for Builder and Associate members: 16.49 percent of total dues: $65.15. Remodelers Council members: 14.72 percent of total dues: $7.36. Affiliate members: 14.53 percent of total dues: $4.36. Williams accepts job as Fargo public works service manager

Mark Williams has accepted a new position as the city of Fargo’s public works services manager. Previously, Williams was employed for eight years as the city of Fargo’s planner/zoning administrator. If you have questions on zoning issues, please call the main planning department number at (701) 241-1476 and someone will assist you. Sign up for weekly NDAB legislative update

The North Dakota Association of Builders is working hard for you in Bismarck during the 2011 legislative session! If you want to receive a weekly e-mail update on the hot issues and bills NDAB is watching and advocating, call (800) 326-4746 or e-mail doreen@ndbuild.com. The Legislative Watch includes links to contact legislators and audio/video presentations of the daily session. Fargo North students build accessible entrance for homeowner in need

On Dec. 21, a group of students from Fargo North High School Construction Technology class completed an accessible entrance/front steps to help a homeowner with a disability remain in his home. The home is located at 2209 9th St. N. The students, led by North High senior James Simonson, saw a need and decided to help. They conceived the project and constructed it under their own initiative. Funding for the project was provided by a grant from Wal-mart and the students worked with the Fargo Department of Planning and Development to make the project a reality.

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Builder performance guidelines required in Minnesota

As of Jan. 1, Minnesota builders must, by law, include a set of performance guidelines with the contract for customers. Guidelines are available at no cost to HBA of F-M members through the Builders Association of Minnesota. BAM’s Building Performance Guidelines were put together by a task force made up of its members. Countless hours were dedicated to creating and refining this document to provide the best possible product for builders. Guidelines are available by contacting Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com. To see the statute mandating the inclusion of building performance guidelines visit: www. revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=326B.809. HBA welcomes new tenant: Sen. Hoeven and staff

The HBA of F-M is happy to announce that Sen. Hoeven and staff have moved into the HBA building’s tenant space. The Association looks forward to working with Sen. Hoeven and staff and developing a great relationship to help fight for issues favorable to the building industry. Only one more chance for Minn. builder contractor education: Feb. 16

Only one date remains for Minnesota building contractors to get continuing education credits through the HBA of F-M: Feb. 16. “Building Technology: Systems and Interior Finishes” will be taught by Doug Nelson, National Association of Home Builders approved speaker. This class is approved for seven hours of Minnesota Contractor continuing education, six credits towards a Certified Graduate Builder designation, six credits of continuing education for Certified Graduate Builders, Certified Graduate Remodelers, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists and more! Visit www. hbafm.com, call (701) 232-5846 or send e-mail to alison@hbafm.com for registration forms. Win a free year of membership

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news briefs The year-end building permit report for the Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth areas is included in this issue of the Plains Builder. If you did not receive it, or would like an electronic version, call (701) 232-584 or e-mail info@hbafm.com.

for Spring Parade of Homes

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membership in the HBA of F-M! Your Association tracks those members who pay dues before the month of renewal. All those members go into a drawing for a free year of dues. For example, if your membership is paid through April 30, 2011, you would need to pay your dues before April 1, 2011, to be entered. Contact Amanda at (701) 2325846 or amanda@hbafm.com with any questions. HBA website advertising now available!

The HBA of F-M website, www. hbafm.com, has added advertising opportunities for its members. There are various options to choose from to advertise your company to the membership as well as to consumers. Please contact Jenny at (701) 2325846 or jenny@hbafm.com for details and pricing. Builders must register by March 3

Builders, don’t forget that the Spring Parade of Homes is just around the corner. Registrations are due March 3. Ask your suppliers for show home discounts. The Parade is the best way to raise awareness of new homes, generate traffic to your home and is one of the best marketing tools available to builders. The HBA of F-M has contracted with BuilderFusion again to produce a full-color, glossy magazine as a guide for this year’s parades. See page 33 for more details. Classified listings available in Plains Builder

Construction-related classified listings are now available in the Plains Builder. Cost is $20 per month for 30 words. A listing must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the month it will be displayed, and must be resubmitted each month to continue running. HBA of F-M reserve the right Briefs con’t on pg 23

CHALLENGE

Guess Who! Each month we will run a childhood photo of an HBA board member, HBC trustee, Health Plan trustee, committee chairperson or staff member It’s your task to figure out who it is and call the office at (701) 232-5846. The first correct caller will receive $10 off any HBA event or product. The answer and winner will be revealed in the next Plains Builder. See page 38 to find who last month’s Guess Who was.

Hints: • Has two little boys. • Spends a lot of time camping in the summer • Works at an “electrifying” place • Has an eventful time volunteering at the HBA. Note: Co-workers and relatives of the featured member/staff person are not eligible to win. Readers are eligible to win once per calendar year.

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HBA of F-M President’s Report

HBA sets priorities for 2011: Check out marketing opportunities to promote your business

The HBA of F-M’s priorities for 2011 were set at the January board of directors meeting. Much of what your Association does remains consistent from year to year: Membership and public affairs are always top priorities, but the items addressed change each year. Please read below for the details Tyrone Leslie in each section, many of which are Heritage Homes new this year. For 2011, I would like to challenge each of you to consider the HBA’s marketing opportunities through print and online advertising. The Plains Builder and Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide are valuable resources to members and the public: They provide a great way for you to present your business as a member of the HBA and leverage your commitment to professionalism by being a member. Your HBA is also launching website advertising opportunities this year on www.hbafm.com. The website is viewed by thousands of consumers and members every week. Check it all out. If you are interested in the options, contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com. Of course, we also have priorities in public relations, education, PAC, charity, Past Presidents Council, communications and administrative. See our list below for details. If you want to know more about anything mentioned here, call the office at (701) 232-5846 or e-mail info@hbafm. com.

Membership

• Recruit 65 new members (22 Builders and 43 Associates) with a retention rate goal of 93 percent. • Continue efforts to introduce the concept of micro-involvement while increasing committee involvement. • Focus on evaluating, improving and possibly eliminating (if unnecessary) current member benefits and programming. • Continue to concentrate on cost-saving measures and supporting current members in the challenging times ahead. • Explore ways to enrich the membership experience through involvement and networking, and offer more creative opportunities for members to market their services.

Public Affairs

• Work with the North Dakota Association of Builders to propose legislation and advocate for affordable housing, opposing unnecessary regulatory increases across the entire state of North Dakota and supporting infrastructure funding in oil-producing counties. • Promote cooperation with the Builders Association of

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Minnesota through attendance at the Minnesota Builders Convention and Builder Day on the Hill. • Continue to monitor and support legislative efforts of BAM by facilitating more staff and local member involvement and contact with local and state legislators, as well as federal offices (limited to the districts the HBA covers). • Work with Fargo on establishing an ordinance for the planting and preservation of trees. • Expand the HBA’s relationship with other community organizations to further interests of home building and the business community. • Create community days at the capitols of North Dakota and Minnesota where legislators across the state can share ideas and concerns in an effort to strengthen bridges. • Establish a policy to guide the use of an issues fund (established in 2010) to support campaigns, measures and regulatory changes beneficial to the home building industry. • Continue promotion and education of the local tax incentives available to both consumers and the industry. • Continue to support efforts toward permanent flood protection on a metro-wide level. • Continue to work with Moorhead on lowering citywide special assessments and streamlining the development and construction process. • Maximize promotion of energy efficiency in new homes through tax incentives, building codes, appraisal process, etc. • Work with the F-M Area Association of Realtors to fairly represent the value of new homes when comparing to existing homes during the appraisal process.

Public Relations

• The HBA of F-M will continue to promote positive news happening within the industry while immediately addressing the negative. • Expand benefits to members by improving communication with the community, becoming the go-to source for consumers. • Educate consumers about HBA’s legislative successes impacting them. • Promote the National Association of Home Builders’ NFL Players Association program touting homeownership as the American dream.

Education

• Increase the number of member participants achieving professional designations offered by the state and national associations by providing University of Housing courses and applying for N.D. Professional Builder credit with NDAB. • Continue to offer the most current education on regulatory changes affecting the industry; examples are EPA (lead), building codes and storm water. • Stay on top of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry regulations governing Minnesota contractor

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50th Annual Home & Garden Show features gardening and grilling experts

The 50th annual Red River Valley Home & Garden Show, Feb. 25-27, will get you revved up for garden and grill all summer long! This year the show organizers are bringing in not one, but TWO speakers! Home & Garden Show attendees can walk on the wilder side with the Grilling Buddies Mad Dog & Merrill and Renegade Gardener Don Engebretson. Back by popular demand after first appearing at the 2007 Home & Garden Show, Mad Dog & Merrill are self-proclaimed grillologists who blend wittiness and satire with demonstrations on how to create mouth-watering recipes on the grill for backyard cooks, tailgaters and everyone in between. They have appeared on ESPN, CBS and CNN and have authored five top-selling grilling books, tailgate for professional sports teams and are show hosts on the CW Network TV show “Midwest Grillin’ with Mad Dog & Merrill.” Attendees will get tips and secrets of time-tested recipes for veggies, sides, roasts, wild game, desserts and breakfast. Prizes and samples are given out throughout their time on stage! New to the Home & Garden Show, Don Engebretson, the Renegade Gardener, appears on HGTV’s “TIPical MaryEllen” and PBS-TV’s “Hometime” and presents at home, garden and flower shows across the nation. He is becoming one of America’s best-known gardening authorities with a humorous and insightful take on the state of gardening in America today. He will present landscape and gardening tips to transform any home’s curb appeal.

We are excited to announce our new office in Fargo!

2011 Home & Garden Show sponsorships available

Sponsorships are still available for the HBA of F-M’s Home & Garden Show Feb. 25-27 at the Fargodome. Sponsoring this event is a great way to get Left: Renegade your company name in front of thousands of Gardener Below: Grilling consumers through print, radio and televiBuddies sion advertising. Gold, silver and bronze sponsorships are available. The gold and silver sponsors have the opportunity to hold seminars and receive a booth along with advertising in the show guide, Plains Builder and a commercial on the television loop ads played during main-stage seminar breaks. Bronze sponsors receive advertising in the show guide, Happy Hour program, signage and the televiAdmission sion loop played during main Friday, Feb. 26 stage seminar breaks. 3-6 p.m. Contact Jenny at (701) 2322-FOR-1 5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for ADMISSION more information.

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Red River Valley Home & Garden Show Seminars All seminar descriptions can be found on page 10.

All seminars are located on the main stage with access via the north concourse unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Feb. 25 Hours: 3 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 26 Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 27 Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

4 – 5 p.m.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kids Workshop sponsored by The Home Depot 10 – 11 a.m. “Grilling Gone Wild” Grilling Buddies *11 a.m. – Noon “Bathroom Trends for 2011” Tom Spaeth and Kayla Benning Accent Kitchen & Bath Noon – 1 p.m. “Crafting Cool and Creative Containers” Renegade Gardener 2 – 3 p.m. “Grilling TLC: Treat Your Meat Right” Grilling Buddies *3 – 4 p.m. “Kitchen Trends for 2011” Mike Arnold & Kayla Benning Accent Kitchen & Bath 4 – 5 p.m. “Top 10 Gardening Blunders – and How to Avoid Them” Renegade Gardener

Noon – 4 p.m. Kids Workshop sponsored by The Home Depot 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Becoming King or Queen of the Grill” Grilling Buddies *12:30 – 1:30 p.m. “Bathroom Trends for 2011” Tom Spaeth & Kayla Benning Accent Kitchen & Bath 2 – 3 p.m. “Yes, You Can! Landscape Design for Homeowners” Renegade Gardener *3 – 4 p.m. “Kitchen Trends for 2011” Mike Arnold & Kayla Benning Accent Kitchen & Bath

“Grilling TLC: Treat Your Meat Right” Grilling Buddies 6 – 7 p.m. “Becoming King or Queen of the Grill” Grilling Buddies

Platinum Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsors:

Equipment Sponsor:

*Seminars located on the mezzanine level via the escalators or elevator.

Beverage Sponsor:

Electronic Sponsor: Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor:

Exhibitor List As of 01/14/2011

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A Spice Above............................................. C343 A Sound Environment *Electronic Sponsor........................................ 180 ABC Seamless of Fargo.................... 1060, C330 Absolute Landscaping.................................... 440 Accent Kitchen & Bath *Platinum Sponsor.......................................... 175 Acme Tools..................................................... 800 Advanced Garage System........................... C515 Agassiz Granite Tops................................... C480 Aire Serv of Fargo.......................................... 585 Amcon Block & Precast.................................. 487 American Custom Decks............................. C304 American Federal Bank.................................. 285 Anderson Hardwood Floors LLC.................... 412 Anderson Homes, Inc..................................... 470 Antenna Logic.............................................. C197 Arctic Audio................................................. C191 Arista Realty – Horizon Shores................... C110 Attention to Detail Painting, Inc.................... C518 +Authentic Green Solutions............................ 505 Baker Garden & Gift....................................... 215 Barnesville Economic Development Authority................................... 575 Basement Technologies of ND....................... 705 Basement Water Controlled............................ 265 Bergeson Nursery....................................... C470

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Bernie’s Water Conditioning...........................179 BFJ Homebuilders..........................................783 Blue Ox Timber Frames, Ltd. ...................... C215 Braaten Cabinets Inc......................................615 Bremer Bank.................................................1260 Budget Blinds of Fargo.................................1110 Building Concepts Inc.....................................515 Cass County Electric Cooperative *Bronze Sponsor............................................780 Cass County Soil Conservation District C322 Chase Realty..................................................855 ^+Chris Lind Custom Homes . ......................190 City of Dilworth............................................ C503 City of Fargo Recycling Services................. C410 City of Frazee.............................................. C491 City of Moorhead – Moorhead Public Service...............................385 Coatings Unlimited LLC............................... C200 Coldwell Banker First Realty..........................635 College Pro Painters.......................................987 Comfort Supply...............................................870 Comfort World................................................697 CornerStone Bank........................................1205 Crane Johnson Lumber .................................495 Cry of the Loon Gallery..................................L40 Culligan Water Conditioning...........................395 Curb Design....................................................200 Curb Xtrehm................................................ C430 Curbing Solutions LLC....................................975 Cutco Cutlery............................................... C362 D & M Industries...........................................1240

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D & M Roofing Co........................................ C286 Dakota Fence.................................................120 Dakota Wall Systems Inc................................680 DECKMASTERS............................................100 Delta Design and Construction Inc.................885 Design Direction, Inc.................................... C565 Design One Homes..................................... C507 DogWatch Hidden Fence – Landscape Lighting..................................... C165 Dream it Design Center..................................435 Earthloop of Fosston......................................510 Edgewood Village...........................................530 Edward Jones Investments.......................... C561 Electro Watchman, Inc....................................905 Environmental Air Solutions...........................L13 Exclusive Home Products LLC.................... C535 Executive Mortgage Corporation................. C540 EZ-2-Build PolySteel ICF............................. C295 EZ Open Garage Door Inc............................1285 F.M. Water - Kinetico.......................................410 Fabricators Supply..........................................970 Fabricators Unlimited......................................980 Facelift Kitchen and Bath............................. C525 Fargo Glass & Paint Co..................................850 Fargo Imports.............................................. C270 Fargo Tractor...................................................950 Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery..............................................690 First Class Mortgage......................................627 First International Bank & Trust................... C130

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Some booth space is still available in the 2011 RRV Home & Garden Show! Contact Sarah at sarah@hbafm.com. Select sponsorships remain in the gold, silver and bronze levels. Get your company name in front of thousands of consumers through print, radio and television advertising. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

E N Exhibitor list con’t from previous pg First Mortgage Service, Inc.............................642 Flags West – Pink Ink...................................1015 Floor Coverings International.........................189 FM Siding & Remodeling................................600 The Foam Doctor’s.......................................1095 Foltz Buildings................................................630 Gate City Bank...............................................405 Golden Eagle Log Homes............................1250 Grace Electric.............................................. C456 Granite Transformations.................................520 Gregg’s Reline Services, LLC........................665 Gutter Topper of North Dakota.....................1070 Hankinson Community Development Corporation, Incorporated........................... C354 ^Hanson Bros., Inc.........................................620 Hanson Valley Sod.......................................1084 Hawleywould.com...........................................245 Hazelwood Enterprises LLC – Flagpoles.......L45 Healing Arts Chiropractic, PC...................... C305 Heart of America Sales....................................L5 Hebron Brick................................................ C290 ^+■Heritage Homes ......................................960 HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization................................ C346 Hillsboro Hospitality........................................785 Homark Homes Inc...................................... C487 Home & Hearth...............................................995

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Home Depot.................................................1180 Home Geothermal Systems...........................887 Home Heating & Plumbing.............................895 Homemakers Villa...........................................375 Hot Spring Spas & Pool Tables 2....................L50 In the Shades.................................................L65 Innovative Basement Systems.....................1100 Innovative Products Inc............................... C318 InSealation Solutions, LLC.............................L15 Inspiration Point Christian Camp & Retreat Center............................................. C301 Interstate Spray Foam, LLC............................L55 Invisible Fence of Fargo LLC....................... C555 J&J Repairs & Roofing LLC............................155 Jack Chivers Realty......................................1235 ^Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc. . ....................1045 JT LawnService........................................... C204 Kensoks Hardwood Floors, Inc.......................920 Kitchen Solvers...............................................760 Kochmann Brothers Homes Inc. ..................1185 Kwik Kerb.......................................................L75 Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity.............. C303 Lakeland Log & TimberFrame Homes, Inc...C495 Lake Region Electric Cooperative..................935 Lakes Specialty Services............................ C320 Lampert Yards.................................................740 Laneys Inc....................................................1230 Legacy Hardwood Floors................................278

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Lemke Home Improvements, Inc................. C195 Linwood Homes..............................................490 Lite-Form Technologies..................................300 Lumber Liquidators.........................................650 Luxury Bath Designs......................................110 Main Stage Seminars.....................................185 M&E Sales................................................... C374 M State (Minnesota State Community and Technical College)...................................900 Mark Enterprises, Inc......................................400 Marvin Windows and Doors..........................1140 Mayville Portland EDC....................................717 Memorials and Custom Stone Creations 1265 Merry Maids................................................. C440 Mid-Valley Geo-Thermal.................................L86 Midnight Solutions Technologies................. C203 Midwest Grinding Inc. ....................................763 Mini ISmart Massager................................. C415 Minnesota Warehouse Furniture & Amish Gifts.................................................. C210 Minnkota Windows........................................1010 Morton Buildings.......................................... C340 NAI North Central.........................................1065 NAWIC #246................................................ C360 ND Dept of Health....................................... C250 Nectar of the Vine.........................................1090 Nelson Window Co.........................................250

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Home & Garden Show seminar descriptions Grilling Buddies, Mad Dog and Merrill

Renegade Gardener, Don Engebretson

“Grilling TLC: Treat Your Meat Right”

“Crafting Cool & Creative Containers”

In this sensitive, thoughtful and insightful seminar, grilling experts Mad Dog and Merrill explain how - as meats continue to become leaner and thinner - it’s important to use a little tender loving care when pre-treating and grilling your beef, pork and poultry. The guys will share great marinades, seasoned injectibles, and will offer simple and memorable grilling techniques that guarantee outstanding flavor and perfect results every time. This seminar brings out the heart and soul of every griller. (Kleenex will be available.) The guys will give the top ten mistakes grillers make and easy solutions to those BBQ bloopers.

Garden containers are essential accessories to home landscapes. Renegade Gardener Don Engebretson calls them “the throw pillows of exterior design” and encourages gardeners to think outside the box when it comes to not only the overall materials used in arrangements, but in their placement and use. Engebretson teaches viewers how to use containers as singles and in groups, how to plant containers for maximum, season-long impact, as well as share ideas on creative ways to use containers throughout the landscape. Plant material for his presentation is supplied courtesy of Proven Winners, America’s numberone producer of top quality annuals, perennials and shrubs.

“Becoming King or Queen of the Grill” Okay. Admit it. If you’re king or queen of the grill, you’ve got everyone’s respect. And that respect starts in the home, travels out the front door and into the neighborhood. So by all means, becoming royalty is a critical goal of any social cooker. This perennial favorite makes better grillers out of both novices and experts alike. It focuses on technique, grill-logic and showcases some of Merrill’s best fool-proof recipes for outstanding steaks, chops, wings, ribs - and even a few sides thrown in!

“Top 10 Gardening & Landscaping Blunders—and How to Avoid Them!”

“Grilling Gone Wild!”

“Yes You Can! Landscape Design for Homeowners”

In this fast-paced seminar, Mad Dog and Merrill take audience members on a grilling expedition that teaches great grilling tips and tricks for wild game, fish, seafood and fowl. Besides sharing their own favorite recipes, Mad Dog and Merrill find that hunters and fishermen often pipe up to share their favorite recipes too.

Sure, gardening is fun, soothing, enriching and all of that, but don’t always believe it when you see a landscaping project described as “easy,” or a plant touted as “foolproof.” The Renegade Gardener, wants to help gardeners severely limit the “staggering failure” part of the equation, and does so in his presentation, “Top 10 Gardening & Landscaping Blunders—and How to Avoid Them.”

Homeowners often discover that planting a shrub is one thing; creating a professional, functional design plan for their property is another. “I want to landscape my own yard but don’t know the steps, or where to begin,” is something he has heard a thousand times. This seminar takes you through every step of the design process and instills the knowledge and confidence needed to create a wonderful yard, garden and landscape.

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“Kitchen Trends for 2011” Accent will walk you through the latest products of 2011 for the kitchen including appliances, cabinet layout, flooring, countertops, lighting, plumbing and more. This is perfect for the do-it-yourselfer, the remodeling contractor and new home builders. Everything is covered from products, to installation, to budgeting. Presenters Mike Arnold and designer Kayla Benning have teamed up to continue Accent’s line of custom cabinetry and millwork. Tough spaces and boring layouts are a thing of the past with the creativity and experience found at Accent. Arnold is a past president of the Home Builders Association of F-M. He was named “Builder of the Year” by both the HBA of F-M and North Dakota Association of Builders in 2005 and is an active supporter of the Remodelers Council. “Bathroom Trends for 2011” 2011 will be a banner year for new, exciting products. Learn about today’s new barrier-free shower systems that look great and allow “aging in place” for the older population. Learn about endless ways to incorporate tile throughout the bathroom. This is a must-see seminar for anyone who is planning a new bathroom. Presenters Tom Spaeth and designer Kayla Benning have completed over 500 bathrooms in the Fargo-Moorhead area and are here to share their ideas and expertise.

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Public Issues Report of Area Affairs

Join the ‘Century Club’ by giving $100 to NDAB-PAC

PAC spotlight: Terry Becker

by Tyrone Leslie

One of our goals this year is to broaden the support for PAC by increasing the number of contributors. The National Association of Home Builders political action committee, BUILD-PAC, has created a new nationally recognized contributor level called the “Century Club.” This $100 level Tyrone Leslie Heritage Homes makes it easier for more members to help promote PAC and PAC Committee be recognized for their support. We hope that with increased Chair education and awareness of the issues our industry faces, fundraising will be able to grow on past successes. If you have ever considered giving, or just want to learn more about it, please contact Rocky at the HBA: (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com. I know he would be glad to talk to you more about it and make it as stress free as possible for you. I, and many other contributors, thank you for your time and consideration.

What is NDAB-PAC?

NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Political Action Committee. It is a non-partisan political action committee that provides support for candidates who are friends of the building industry. People who show they care and are concerned about he building industry’s future make contributions to NDAB-PAC because they believe that cooperation equals strength.

Why does the HBA prefer that its members give to NDAB-PAC instead of BUILD-PAC?

NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ political action committee. The HBA of F-M prefers that its members give to NDAB-PAC because: • 30 percent goes to your local HBA for use in local elections • 30 percent goes to NDAB-PAC at the state level • 40 percent goes to BUILD-PAC at the federal level BUILD-PAC is the National Association of Home Builders political action committee. If you give directly to BUILD-PAC, the full amount will go to BUILD-PAC. Nothing is shared with the local and state associations. • On the state level, the NDAB-PAC Committee decides which candidates to support based on their voting record and merits. Contact Doreen Reidman at (800) 326-4746 for a list of candidates in our area that are being supported or call a state PAC committee member. • On the local level, the local PAC Committee recommends to NDAB-PAC which candidates to support based on their voting history and general approach to industry issues. Candidate forums are scheduled so for all HBA members to attend and have the ability to interview candidates and determine their interest in association issues and willingness to work with the industry.

Terry Becker Terry Becker Construction, LLC

Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC, is a dollar-a-day contributor giving $365 for the past two years to North Dakota Association of Builders - Political Action Committee (NDAB-PAC).

Why do you contribute to the HBA’s political action committee (NDABPAC)? “It just makes sense to me as a great way to spend money for the industry I work in. From the local candidates and issues, to the state and federal level; we can do so much if we all make the commitment to give even a small amount.” Why is NDAB-PAC important to your business? “NDAB-PAC is important not only for my business, but for the industry. It helps give us a voice, locally and at the state legislature. It’s important that we have a voice speaking for all of us to help fight the battles as an entire industry that we can’t fight individually.” What is the most important benefit from having a Political Action Committee? “Definitely being able to have a strong voice for the industry. It is a great feeling to know somebody is there that is watching out for you and that you helped make it happen.”

Upcoming legislative events Bismarck

HBA releases 2010 year-end permit

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The HBA of F-M’s as released its 2010 year-end permit report. For a detailed look at the construction permits, please see the enclosed report in this issue of the Plains Builder or contact Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com.

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Feb. 3 City Day on the Hill Feb. 7-8 NDAB legislative reception / hill visit

Feb. 22 City and Builder Day on the Hill If interested in these, contact Rocky at (701) 232-5846.

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News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

President’s message

The Legislative Session is moving along quickly, and there are close to a thousand bills already introduced. North Dakota Association of Builders is monitoring bills affecting our membership, and is present at the Capitol every day, protecting and promoting the interests of the home building Joel Fiest NDAB President industry. We have introduced a bill to revise the state law regarding architect requirements on buildings. Our bill proposes that architects are required on these private buildings: • All new buildings exceeding two stories in height (except private residences, farm buildings, and up to three-story apartment buildings) • New buildings with an occupancy classification having the most need for checks and balances: Assembly group A-1, Educational group E, High-Hazard group H, or Institutional group I • Building remodeling or addition projects if in or changing to one of the groups listed above. Currently, architect services are required on many types of private buildings “designed for occupancy by ten or more individuals,” as referenced in the International Building Code occupancy load information. Here are some examples and the maximum size of buildings, at which time the services of an architect are required: Maximum size; architect then required Garage...................................................................1849 sq. ft. Commercial or industrial building.......... (depends upon use) Office building........................................................949 sq. ft. Pre-engineered metal building................ (depends upon use) Warehouse.............................................................4549 sq. ft. Rental apartment units..........................................1849 sq. ft. We ask for your input and assistance in contacting legislators along the way. If you would like to receive a weekly “Legislative Watch” e-news update, please e-mail Doreen at doreen@ndbuild.com. If you are interested in getting involved, attending hearings, visiting the Capitol — please contact Doreen. We welcome any and all members to take part in the process, and we’ll do everything we can to make it easy, interesting and informative for you!

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Ensure contractors are licensed

We’ve been talking with Secretary of State Al Jaeger and his staff about problems with subcontractors working without a license. When confronted, they claim to be working under a general contractor, though the general Doreen Riedman contractor has simply hired them as a NDAB Executive subcontractor. Officer Subcontractors, and any firm that charges more than $2,000 on a job in the state, must be a licensed contractor, showing certificate of liability insurance and workers compensation coverage. We encourage members to help ensure that all contractors and subcontractors working in the state are licensed by the Secretary of State. Especially in areas around the state where there are more out-of-state contractors, we ask you to be “watchdogs” and report those who may be working without a valid license. If you suspect a contractor may be unlicensed, contact the Secretary of State’s office at (701) 328-3665. For more information on contractor licensing, visit the website at: www.nd.gov/sos. Help ensure a fair playing field for all contractors, and let’s make sure all contractors are licensed!

Energy code seminars in February

Learn what’s new in the State Building Code as of Jan. 1 at these Energy Code Seminars: Minot........................................................... 1 - 5 p.m., Feb. 2 Williston................................................ 8 a.m. - noon, Feb. 3 Grand Forks.............................................. 1 - 5 p.m., Feb. 10 Fargo......................................................... 1 - 5 p.m., Feb. 21 Learn more about: 1. Basic building science—heat transfer, moisture movement. 2. Scope—residential buildings; exempted buildings; alterations, renovations, repairs; mixed use buildings. 3. International Residential Code vs. International Energy Conservation Code. 4. Overview—focus on envelope, ducts; information on HVAC, lighting, appliances, water heating. 5. International Energy Conservation Code Compliance— mandatory, prescriptive, performance. 6. Specific requirements—envelope, ceilings, walls (above and below grade, steel frame, mass), fenestrations, floors, slab. 7. Performance alternative—trade-offs, computer software (REScheck), mandatory requirements, air sealing and insulation options. 8. Documentation.

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News from around the state... a monthly briefing from the ND Association of Builders on news from each local association

Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association • (701) 222-2400

Roxy Jacobson, Executive Officer • www.bmhba.com • Feb. 10 – Tyvek training class • Feb. 24 – February Fun Night (Jerome Distributing)

Dickinson Area Builders Association • (701) 483-0044

Irene Schafer, Executive Officer

• Safety Training, Monday, Feb. 14 at the Elks Club • Home Show 2011 is moving ahead with many new products and exhibitors. We are planning another great show!

Forx Builders Association • (701) 746-4536 Betty McDonald, Executive Officer • www.forxbuilders. com • Annual Education Day set for Feb. 2 at the Clarion Inn. • Energy Code Seminar will be Feb. 10 at the Clarion Inn.

Minot Association of Builders • (701) 852-0496 Vicky Flagstad, Executive Officer • www.minotab.com

• On Jan. 25, we hosted a community focus group meeting to help work on infrastructure issues and lot shortages within the city. • Energy Code Seminar will be 1 - 5 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Vegas Motel. • Feb. 8 - General Membership Meeting hosted by Ebel Integrators. • March 5-6 - 36th Annual Home and Garden Show at the State Fair Center.

NDAB Member Rebate Program

North Dakota Association of Builder’s Member Rebate Program increases builders’ and remodelers’ bottom line. For the minimal effort of informing NDAB about the home construction products used when closing on a home or project, you’ll be putting money back in your pocket. Both builders and remodelers, no matter how large or small, qualify for the program and are encouraged to participate. Please note: This program is only available to current NDAB Members (HBA of F-M members are NDAB members). 1. Register online (one time) at www.hbarebates.com/ndab. 2. Each quarter, submit the current rebate claim form including completed homes, remodeling projects and/or multi-family units.

Williston Area Builders Association • (701) 572-4722 Tina Hanson, Executive Officer • www.willistonbuilders. com • Home Show information packets available, contact Tina for information. • Feb. 17, General Membership Meeting.

Scheduling for Builders & Remodelers Plan now to attend the “Scheduling for Builders & Remodelers” National Association of Home Builders education course being offered Feb. 17 in Bismarck. The ability to plan a project—to estimate both the cost and the time to complete it—is vital to your success. Proper use of scheduling will increase efficiency, team satisfaction, client satisfaction and profitability. Similarly, vendors, trade contractors and employees prefer to deal with an organized, well-managed company for one simple reason—it’s more profitable. The goal of this course is to equip you with the knowledge and tools to use schedules effectively in your business. As a graduate of this course, you’ll learn: • The importance of scheduling as a business system; • Schedules and their basic components; • How schedules are used as vital communication, project management and business management tools; and • How schedules provide solutions for the unique challenges faced by small volume, custom and production builders and remodelers.

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Questions? Visit www.hbarebates.com/ndab for more information, or contact the program administrators at (866) 849-8400 or info@hbarebates.com. Register today and start putting money back in your pocket! “We have been very happy with the program so far. The process is very easy to submit claims. If we have questions, NDAB responds very promptly. The rebate we received back was definitely worth the amount of time we spent applying. A lot of people should be able to take advantage of this program since there are numerous companies and products that offer rebates through NDAB.” - Suzie Rohde, Assistant Controller/ Project Manager at Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc.

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News from the Builders Association of Minnesota

It’s good to be a builders association member

There are many reasons to be a member of the builders association. You get resources, information, education, events, advocacy and benefits from three levels: local, state and national. Here are some of the benefits from the Builders Association of Minnesota. 1: $10,000 in legal contracts, code guides and building best practices On the BAM members-only website (www.bamn.org) you have access to up-to-date contracts available in both pdf and word formats. Legal requirements frequently change, so it’s important your contracts and procedures reflect those changes. Login, click on Legislation/Legal, and look under Legal Resources. HBA of F-M members can log into the BAM website by calling the HBA of F-M at (701) 232-5846 to receive a username and password. 2: Building performance guidelines *NEW* Effective Jan. 1 you must, by Minnesota law, include a set of performance guidelines with your contract with customers. You can buy those guidelines, but as a member the guidelines are free. BAM’s Building Performance Guidelines were put together by a task force made up of BAM members who put in countless hours creating and refining this document in order to provide the best possible product for you. The guidelines are now posted on the website under Legal Resources on the Legislation/Legal page. 3: 2011 engineered documents Every year since the 2006 IRC was introduced your membership has provided you with updated engineered documents to accompany the BAM Member Guides to Foundation Wall Support and Cantilevered Foundation Walls. Documents available at www.bamn.org. 4: Savings on fuel As a member you can receive a four-cent per gallon rebate at Holiday station stores on all gasoline and diesel fuel purchases and $2 off car washes. To receive the saving you just need to apply for a Holiday Fleet Card and pay it off each month. There’s no fee to carry the card and you can track mileage and purchases by vehicle if you’d like. To apply visit www.bamn.org/membership. 5: Savings on office supplies BAM has partnered with Office Depot to offer you a discount and free delivery on the office supplies you use every day. You can shop online, by catalog or in-store and get 30-50 percent off copying and custom printing in-store. To save just follow the link found on the Membership page under Member Benefits. 6: Savings on tech support As a member Solbrekk offers discounted service, customized solutions and core IT services. Call (763) 475-9111 for information about network installation and management, on-site and remote access solutions and support, data

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Minnesota’s Legislative Session kicks off Feb. 4

The Minnesota Legislative Session began Feb. 4 with the usual pomp and circumstance, but this year the legislature is already running at a sprint. The House and Senate have both already introduced bonding bills that are $300 million more than the Governor proposed. Minnesota economist Tom Stinson was quoted saying the Minnesota Legislature could stimulate the economy by funding building projects now. This year there will be an emphasis on “shovel-ready” projects. Check out both bills House File 2700, authored by Rep. Larry Hausman, and Senate File 2360, authored by Sen. Keith Langseth, at www.house.leg.state.mn.us to see if building projects are being proposed for your area. This session fiscal priorities will dominate due to the updated 2009 budget deficit of $1.2 million and the extended outlook of more than that for the 2010-2011 biennium. This year is an election year and every seat in the legislature is up for election or re-election including the executive branch. The Builders Association of Minnesota has two members running in the Minnesota senate elections. Jim Gander will be running against Senator Ann Lynch in Rochester and John Pederson is running for an open seat being vacated by Senator Tarryl Clark in St. Cloud. At the board meeting Jan. 8, 2010 the BAM Board approved legislative priorities for 2011. BAM will be lobbying and monitoring a number of issues that affect the residential construction industry. BAM’s Government Affairs Committee has started to meet on a weekly basis and BAM will be keeping you updated on what’s happening.

Get Involved

There are several ways to stay in the know and get involved this session. We will be keeping you updated weekly by e-mail in This Week At BAM. If you’re not receiving the updates, be sure to e-mail us and we’ll make sure to put you on the list. This session Executive Officer Pam Perri will also be Twittering. Sign up and follow her at: www.twitter.com/PPWeaver. Voter Voice is another way to get involved. Make sure you’re registered at www.votervoice.net/groups/bamn to get informed about the issues and when to contact your legislators. Builder Day at the Capitol happens Feb. 22 and it’s important to come down to the state Capitol in numbers to make sure the residential construction industry is heard loud and clear. BAM will be working hard to protect the industry as always, so be sure to get involved!

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News from the National Association of Home Builders

Summit sees headway on appraisal concerns, looks at impact of new Federal Reserve rules

Looking at new rules from the Federal Reserve Board to ensure that appraisers remain independent when they are determining the value of residential properties, the National Association of Home Builders Residential Real Estate Appraisal Summit III in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 9 reviewed the significant headway that builders have made over the past year in addressing critical concerns over inaccurate appraisals and identified areas in need of further attention to resolve issues that have been impeding the sales of new homes. Under the direction of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law on July 21, the Federal Reserve is now receiving comments on an interim final rule that, among other things, forbids appraisers from being coerced to reach a targeted value on mortgage transactions secured by a primary home. The Fed rule will replace the Home Valuation Code of Conduct, which had the unintended result of appraisers limiting interaction and in some cases breaking off communications with builders and others who can provide factual information that can help ensure that valuations are accurate. Opening up communications in the appraisal process was one of the issues reviewed during the two previous NAHB summits, which involved active discussions among association members, industry partners and the housing government-sponsored enterprises. In a major development on June 30, Fannie Mae released new and additional guidance on its appraisal-related policies, providing good news on many fronts for builders who were being frustrated by faulty evaluations that were based on foreclosed or distressed properties as comparables or made by appraisers who lacked the appropriate knowledge and experience to complete assignments. Included in its clarification, Fannie Mae noted that authorized third parties, including builders, were allowed under the code of conduct to communicate with appraisers to provide additional information or explanation on the basis for a valuation or to correct factual errors in an appraisal report.

The critical piece for home builders

The Fed rule incorporates the key features of this guidance from Fannie Mae. “The Fed’s interim rule makes it clear that home builders and others can ask an appraiser to consider additional information about a property, including information about additional comparable properties,” said Joe Robson, NAHB’s immediate past chairman. “That’s the critical piece for home builders,” Robson said. “We must have a system in which our members can present additional information when the comps being

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used are foreclosures and other distressed properties. Such properties simply do not reflect the value of a new home, which may have been built to new codes, may incorporate important green building features and may include new appliances and amenities that do not exist in the distressed property.” Robson noted that many appraisers still have a poor understanding of the many aspects of construction that add value to newly built homes, making it particularly important for builders to be allowed to provide them with relevant information. “While we have made progress at the regulatory level regarding the need for robust communication between the appraiser and third parties that can provide verifiable data, we have concerns that this message is not getting out to practitioners,” he added. “We continue to hear from builders that appraisers or lenders do not support third-party communication.”

Finding qualified appraisers for new construction

NAHB is in the process of developing a continuing educational curriculum to ensure that appraisers have the necessary experience and education to value new construction. However, builders are seeing licensed or certified appraisers who do not appear to be qualified to do appraisals of new construction. Appraisal con’t on pg 32

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Habitat for Humanity ‘Tour de Habitat’

continuing education requirements. • Adapt to the changing Minnesota licensing standards (two-year renewal), and submit as many classes as possible for credit approval. • Explore online options for education to keep up with Minnesota law changes allowing online learning for Minnesota contractor continuing education. • Increase awareness of educational needs for all trade facets of the membership and consider offering classes.

PAC

• After several successful candidate and issue campaigns, make a strong effort to rebuild PAC reserves to be able to continue helping elect housing-friendly candidates. • Instead of striving for a total dollar value (but the $30,000 mark in mind), increase the number of contributors over what the HBA has seen in the past by promoting NAHB’s Century Club ($100) level. • Be an active participant in the upcoming elections through candidate forums, member education of the issues and a resource for housing-friendly candidates.

Home Builders Care Foundation (charity)

• Address getting more members involved in the HBC to reach out to more members and community awareness. • Build momentum on the fundraising initiative, Framework for the Future. • Build the number of participants that are Triple Players.

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is organizing its Tour de Habitat for March 5. Teams and sponsors are needed. It will run 1-5 p.m. at the Fargo downtown YMCA. LAHFH needs teams of six to ride stationary bikes and raise money. HBA of F-M past president Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, is chair of the Bike Race Committee and is organizing a team of Builders to compete against another Builder team and a team of Associates; call him at (218) 233-5798 if you are interested in riding. Participants ride 15-minute shifts, and each team member is expected to raise $200 or more for a total team contribution of at least $1,200. Visit www.lakeagassizhabitat.org or call (218) 284-5253 for more details. Use the webpage feature where members can collect pledges online at www.firstgiving.com/ LAHFH.

Adopt a student for the Construction Trade Academy For $75, you can support a high school student as he or she explores the world of construction. The Academy allows students to interact with members of the construction industry and experience a variety of construction activities. Students that attend this two-week session in June are often solidifying their interest in the home building industry and making plans to pursue additional educational opportunities. In addition to adopting a student, HBC, HBA and Minnesota State Community and Technical College need the help and support of the contractors and trades people from all areas. See page 29 for details. To learn more about the Academy or download a student application, visit www.hbcfm.com.

Past Presidents Council

• Meet more often to pursue growth in the HBC Endowment (fundraising for HBC).

Communications

• Explore expanding technological communications options for use with the membership: smart phone apps, texts and website. • Raise HBA publications quality by setting them up for online interactivity for consumer ease and increased advertiser and member promotion.

Administrative

• Continue to look for ways to save member dollars by going green and modernizing office communications. • Explore increased non-dues revenue possibilities with an emphasis on a presidential challenge for members to take advantage of marketing opportunities.

GMM City Night March 24 • Radisson of Fargo

Register online at www.hbafm.com by clicking on “Calendar,” then March General Membership Meeting; calling (701) 232-5846 or e-mailing info@hbafm.com.

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‘Chilly’ Cook-Off

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The National Association of Home Builders is providing online resources for remodelers who are concerned about how their businesses will be afLarry Leadhead EPA Lead fected by new requirements of the U.S. Enthusiast Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and how to best protect themselves from possible legal prosecution and exposure to potential lawsuits. The rule covers many of the activities that remodelers undertake when performing their job — including certification, insurance, contract language, job pricing, work practices and record keeping. Remodelers can ensure that they are properly instituting the requirements of the rule and protecting their business by knowing the liability issues and the best ways to address them. An extensive list of frequently-asked questions that is posted on NAHB's website provides this information. One of the major liabilities may rest with the remodeler’s contract, which will need to be updated to reflect the rule requirements. To help with this, the NAHB legal team has developed members-only template contract language that can be used for this purpose. To obtain these templates, contact the HBA of F-M office at (701) 232-5846. Remodelers should also consult with an experienced local attorney for assistance in drafting contracts, because some states vary in their lead regulation and other legal requirements. For more information on the lead rule, visit www.nahb. org/leadpaint or contact Matt Watkins at (800) 368-5242 ext. 8327 or mwatkins@nahb.org. For information on legal and liability concerns, contact Amy Chai at ext. 8232 or achai@nahb. org.

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Exhibitor list con’t from pg 9 New Century Press – The FM Extra......................................................C545 Nichols Family Chiropractic...................................................................C120 Nodak Supply.......................................................................................... 240 Nor-Son, Inc............................................................................................. 930 North Dakota One Call............................................................................ 225 Northern Plains Botanical Garden Society C344 Northern Turf Management Inc................................................................ 210 Northland Truss Systems, Inc.................................................................. 580 OC Exteriors............................................................................................ L60 Oasis Plantscapes................................................................................... 387 Olson Awning & Canvas........................................................................ 1195 Olson Pools & Spas................................................................................. 220 One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning...................................................... 835 Opp Construction – Patio World............................................................ 1050 Overhead Door Co of Fargo.................................................................... 595 Pacific Sound and Video.......................................................................... 420 Park Co. Realtors..................................................................................... 720 Partylite Gifts.........................................................................................C500 Pella Windows & Doors........................................................................... 640 Prairie Restorations, Inc........................................................................C324 PRG Home Sales.................................................................................... 380 Precision Concrete Cutters Inc. – Egress Window Systems................... 320 Precision Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling...................................C310 Premier Garage – Tailored Living............................................................ 275 Premium Decks....................................................................................... 675 Price-Rite Home Improvements, Inc........................................................ 235 Quality Cabinets, Inc..............................................................................C246 Quick’n Brite..........................................................................................C541 RRC Specialties, Inc................................................................................ 364 RE/MAX Realty 1..................................................................................... 590 Rags to Riches Painting........................................................................C326 Rainbow Play Systems............................................................................ 255 Reliable Energy Solutions, Inc...............................................................C450 Revive Sales..........................................................................................C336 ♦*Rick Duval Construction – Bathrooms by Design .......................... 1270

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Rigels Inc................................................................................................. 820 Robert Gibb & Sons................................................................................ 360 Ron Holstrom Antique Floors & More...................................................... 880 Rusco Window Co................................................................................... 990 Ryan’s Rustic Railings & Furniture Inc.................................................... L80 Sanford Health Care Accessories.........................................................C435 Seminars..............................................................................185, mezzanine Scenic Landscaping, Inc. . ....................................................................C280 Sensible Security...................................................................................C334 Shaklee..................................................................................................C121 Showplace Kitchens.............................................................................. 1160 Signature Landscapes............................................................................. 790 Simonson Lumber................................................................................. 1130 Sisters with Jewels................................................................................C115 Site on Sound Inc.................................................................................. 1255 Smart Rooms of Fargo............................................................................ 765 Smart Spaces, Inc................................................................................... 500 Solution Design....................................................................................... 188 Spitzack Builders, Inc............................................................................ 1000 Stahl Architects & Builders...................................................................... 130 State Bank & Trust.................................................................................C100 Steamatic of the Red River Valley........................................................... 430 Structural Materials................................................................................. 460 Studs to Rugs Inc.................................................................................... 770 Sun Companies.......................................................................... C353, C377 Swenson Masonry, LLC........................................................................... 260 Syndicate Sales Corporation....................................... 280, 1200, 1295, L12 T & S Custom Homes, Inc....................................................................... 305 Tastefully Simple....................................................................................C150 Thermo-Tech Windows............................................................................ 660 Time Past Furniture...............................................................................C114 Town & Country Credit Union................................................................C341 Town & Country Realty LLC.................................................................... 775 Trouble Free Lighting – My Pillow............................................................ L84 TruGreen ..............................................................................................C550 Twin City Garage Door............................................................................ 645 Twin City Sharpening, Inc........................................................................ 890 Ultimate Patios......................................................................................C255 Usborne Books and More........................................................................ L87 U.S. Bank...............................................................................................C531 Valley Central Vacuum............................................................................. 695 Valley Mortgage Inc...............................................................................C501 Voyageur Log Homes............................................................................C520 Waterfront Kitchen & Bath....................................................................... 295 Watkins Products...................................................................................C135 Wellness Solutions.................................................................................. 390 West Central Lift & Elevator, Inc.............................................................. 340 ^+Western Products .............................................................545, 550, C390 Western State Bank...............................................................................C170 Windows Plus Inc.................................................................................... 710 Wisconsin Log Homes...........................................................................C379 The Woodshop of Avon........................................................................... 915 Xcel Energy............................................................................................. 845 Zeis Concrete Solutions........................................................................C124

The following symbols denote earned designations ■ CGB: Certified Graduate Builder + CGP: Certified Green Professional ♦ CGR: Certified Graduate Remodeler * CAPS: Certified Aging in Place Specialist ^ NDPB: North Dakota Professional Builder

Find out more about these designations on pg 38!

Check out the HBA of F-M Education Schedule on the back cover!

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Parkinson wins 2010 ‘Extra Mile Award’

The HBA of F-M awards its Extra Mile Award to Cary Parkinson, senior relationship manager at Alerus Financial, at its General Membership Meeting in January. Parkinson initially Above: Parkinson receives the Extra became active in the Mile Award from HBA Executive Vice HBA of F-M three years President Bryce Johnson. ago for networking purposes and as a chance for business development. Over the past year, Parkinson has shown great leadership and a will to help the Association grow by helping gain new members and retain existing through chairing the New Member Development and Retention Committees throughout 2010. “Cary did an amazing job as chairman for the committee. During the last membership drive (Nov. 1, 2009 - Oct. 1, 2010) he recruited two members, has been devoted to retaining members and makes at least a dozen calls each week,” says Jennifer McKinney, HBA membership coordinator. Outside of the HBA, Parkinson is a member of the West Fargo Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Sales and Marketing Executives of Fargo-Moorhead. The HBA staff chooses “Members of the Month” six times throughout the year, and the Extra Mile Award is given in January to one of those people. These honors are to recognize volunteers who do something extra for the HBA.

What is the Extra Mile Award? Those named “Member of the Month” show dedication to the HBA by doing all or most of the following: • Volunteering to work behind the scenes to make events/activities better. • Consistently supporting HBA events by sponsoring or attending. • Promoting the HBA to non-members in a favorable light. • Being open to additional tasks and are willing to answer staff questions and offer guidance. • Are active in committee or board work for the Association. Others, besides Parkinson, that were named “Member of the Month” in 2010 and were in the running for the Extra Mile award include: Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr., Inc. Bob Kochmann, Paul Kochmann and Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. Lisa Spriggs, M & J Construction of Moorhead, Inc. Trudy Wanner, Cass County Electric Cooperative

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HBA of F-M General Membership Meetings Thank You Table Top Sponsors

Thank You! February Meeting Sponsor See de tails fo r F ‘Chilly eb. 10 Cook-O ff’ ‘ on pg 23.

Accent Kitchen & Bath Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND Cass County Abstract Company Gate City Bank Matrix Properties Corporation

Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc. Nodak Stores Northland Truss Systems, Inc Overhead Door Company of Fargo State Bank & Trust

These sponsors help fund the programming you see at membership meetings throughout the year.

New Year Celebration & Officer Installation highlights

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Social hour! Above: Paul Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. receives Recruiter of the Year award from New Member Development and Retention Committees Chair Cary Parkinson, Alerus Financial. Above right: Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust, receives the Top Spike Award from New Member Development and Retention Committees Chair Cary Parkinson, Alerus Financial. Above far right: Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. wins the $50 Visa gift card from the meeting sponsor, Drew Likness, Chase Realty. Right: Cyle Cavett, Gary Cavett & Co., CPAs, won the Top New Spike Award, but was not in attendance.

Top left: Hap Hildebrand, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.; Kevin Gustman, Twin City Grage Door, Inc. and Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. Above: Brad Morris, Casselton Lumber, and Larry Selberg, Tecton Products LLC. Left: Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust, with with Sue Cosgriff and Heidi Fossum, both with Cass County Abstract Company.

Officer installation!

Far left: Joel Feist, 2011 North Dakota Association of Builders president, swears in Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes as the 2011 president of the HBA of F-M. Left: Installation of the 2011 HBA of F-M board of directors. Lower left: 2010 HBA of F-M president Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction LLC, passes the gavel to 2011 President Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes.

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GMM City Night Highlights • HBC Foundation update • • Introduction of mayors • • Social game: golf putting contest! •

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GMM City Night

GMM City Night will feature North Dakota Association of Builders Executive Officer Doreen Riedman and Builders Association of Minnesota Executive Officer Pam Perri. Each will be giving an update of their respective state associations! Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what your state associations are doing for you and what you can do to help make the building industry’s voice heard at the both state legislatures.

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Member of the Month: Kevin Gustman

Kevin Gustman works in the sales department for Twin City Garage Door, Inc. and is an extremely involved and dedicated member. Gustman’s involvement with the HBA of F-M began shortly after he began working at Twin City Garage Door, Inc. in 1986. Networking opportunities and keeping up-to-date on issues involving the building industry are what prompted him to intially get involved. Today he is involved in almost every area of the Association. He is a member of the Remodelers Council, attends almost every General Membership Meeting, recruits for membership drives, exhibits at the Home & Garden Show and the Fall Home Show and, on top of that, he volunteers a large amount of his time to help deliver a ton of World of Thanks packets to HBA members. “Kevin has been a tremendous help in any area he’s been asked. He is willing to volunteer his time, recruit, exhibit and much more. We, at the HBA, appreciate his dedication to the Association and are thrilled to have him as one of our members. He is irreplaceable,” says Jennifer McKinney, HBA membership coordinator. Gustman’s life outside of work and the Association revolves mostly around outdoor sports like hunting and camping. He also has a niche for woodworking and enjoys bowling.

Jennifer McKinney, HBA membership coordinator, and Rocky Schneider, HBA public affairs coordinator, present Kevin Gustman, Twin City Garage Door, Inc., with the Member of the Month award.

Fun facts about Kevin: Favorite color: Blue. Last vacation/trip: Washington D.C. / WeFest. Hometown: Hankinson, N.D. First thing I would do if I won the lottery: Take a Hawaiian vacation. Six time a year the HBA staff chooses a “Member of the Month” to recognize volunteers who do something extra for the HBA of F-M. Each January the Extra Mile Award is given to one of those members and is awarded at the January General Membership Meeting.

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‘Chilly’ Cook-Off

5-7 p.m. Feb. 10 Fabricators Unlimited • 806 NP Ave., Fargo

Last year was the first annual ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off and it turned out to be a very fun and filling evening. The HBA received great feedback and encouragement to hold another cook-off in 2011. For those that did not win, here is your chance at redemption.

Are you a chilli lover?

Please enter your top-secret recipe for the “Chilly” ice Award People’s Cho er $100! Cook-Off Feb. 10 held at Fabricators Unlimited, 806 NP valued at ov y! da to er nt E Ave., Fargo. Parking will be available in the back of the building. Join your Association members for an evening of chili tasting and get over those winter chills! If you are a chili chef willing to enter, please let us know. Not only will there be fun prizes but you get “braggin’ rights” for the best HBA chili. Thank you The “Chilly” Cook-Off is all about fun, ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off sponsor: food and networking. No business will be conducted, giving you more time to socialize and eat! A grand prize will be given for the People’s Choice. Entries are $20, which includes up to three teammates. Cost for those attending strictly as taste-testers is $12 when pre-registering or $20 at the door. Register by Feb. 9 by contacting the HBA office at (701) 232-5846 or sarah@hbafm.com.

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NDAB offers discount program through Verizon Wireless

The North Dakota Association of Builders has a discount program through Verizon Wireless. Qualifying members may be eligible to receive 22 percent off monthly access calling plan fees, plus more! Find your area representative by visiting the Verizon website, www. vzwsolutions.com, and entering your zip code. Be sure to mention to your representative that you are a member of the North Dakota Association of Builders.

HBA has homeowners’ manual template available for free

Two of the most important things a builder can do is make his or her customers comfortable throughout the home building process, and provide them with the proper information to take care of their home for years to come. Not only can a homeowners’ manual help you as a builder accomplish this, it may also help minimize call backs and offer you “protection” by proving you’ve taken steps to educate clients on the home’s operation and maintenance. The HBA of F-M has a template from the National Association of Home Builders available for its members to use and customize. It includes information from purchasing a home to caring for a home and is adaptable to your specifications. Call Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or e-mail rocky@hbafm.com. It is available in Microsoft Word format.

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HBA of F-M Builder and Associate Member Feature Icenhour explains the RESNET certification as a U.S. government approved certification to do third part verificaA team of four with a business devoted to tion on testing homes for energy efficiency which could superior customer service, even after the qualify builders for the $2,000 sale tax credit and would qualify the home to be Energy Star by Alison Streyle, Communication & Office certified. Coordinator Working at Aire Serv, for John Robinson and Pat Rheault, is wonderful because Rheault have been in the heatof the people she works with. ing, ventilation and air condiShe describes everyone at the tioning industry for 18 years company as people devoted to and Joe Icenhour and Kelly superior customer service who Fingalson for 15 years. These have extensive knowledge and four, all previous employees of backgrounds in this industry. Paschke Heating & A/C, Inc., “Every one of us was workopened Aire Serv of Fargoing for Paschke Heating & Moorhead April 1, 2010, under A/C, Inc., up until Clarence Esser Plumbing & Heating Paschke retired. John, Joe and Back row l-r: Tony Vaydich, Mike Greseth, Joe which has been around since Wallace and Andy Holtberg myself are all working here at Front row l-r: Joe Icenhour, Pat Rheault and 1955. After being introduced the Fargo office while Kelly John Robinson through a business acquainworks out of Detroit Lakes. tance, Joe Esser, owner of Esser We have people here with up to 15 or 18 years of experiPlumbing & Heating, was looking to open an office in the ence. On top of that, we are proud to say that all of our F-M area and thought this team was a perfect fit to get it off installation technicians are journeyman level or higher,” the ground. Rheault says. Aire Serv of Fargo-Moorhead originally focused on Robinson is the in-floor and geothermal heating systems HVAC installation in new construction in the F-M and specialist. Icenhour works on new construction and energy lakes areas. Today, it specializes in residential and light rating systems. Fingalson works with new construction commercial installations of HVAC equipment, including HVAC in the lakes area and Rheault is the office manager. conventional systems, geothermal systems, ventilation Along with great people to work with, Robinson, systems and radiant floor systems. Rheault, Icenhour and Fingalson enjoy designing mechani“Another great area of our company’s service departcal systems on large custom homes, especially when the ment that is growing is our work on qualifying homes for opportunity calls for integrating all systems together. For Energy Star through home energy rating,” says Robinson. example, this type of design would be needed when a Within the industry right now, there are tax credits avail- customer prefers to have a geothermal system, conventional able that Robinson says are making a positive impact for system, radiant floor and a ventilation system to provide the company. A popular one is the 30 percent rebate on customer comfort. installing a geothermal system is still ongoing from 2010 Of course, with all good things something not so good and will continue until 2016. is close behind. The industry will always have some type “We are the only heating company in the F-M area that of struggle, but right now, Robinson says, “The competiis certified through the Residential Energy Services Nettive nature of the housing business has dropped the price work (RESNET) for home energy ratings,” adds Robinson. of doing business. The challenge is to still provide quality equipment and service while still staying competitive.” Fingalson explains, for those just starting in the industry, 2011 Upper Great Plains that an abundance of companies are putting in the cheapest equipment as fast as possible instead of taking the right Region III Educational Institute amount of time to do a project correctly from start to finish. The 2011 Upper Great Plains Region III Educational “All in all, taking time in the beginning during planning Institute runs Feb. 7 -11 in Brooklyn Park, Minn. It up until system commissioning will save much more time will feature topics of interest to all building design, on the job in the long run and create a happier customer at construction and inspection professionals. The Institute the same time,” Icenhour adds. also provides an opportunity to network, share experiences and solve problems with other like-minded individuals. For more information and registration visit www.iccsafe.org and type Region III Educational Institute into the search bar.

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HBA of F-M Industry Spotlight The HBA thanks members who are involved with this industry:

Plumbing-Contractor, Supplier; Heating & Air Conditioning-Contractor, Supplier; Floor Heating; Ventilation Systems; Sprinkler Systems; Fireplaces-Contractor, Supplier; Geo-Thermal Heating Aire Serv of Fgo Mhd; Anderson Refrigeration & Heating; Automatic Heating Company; Bennerotte Marketing Agency; Cass County Heating Inc.; Comfort Masters LLC; Cote Mechanical, LLC; Cross Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; D.J.’s Plumbing & Heating Inc.; Dakota Heating & Plumbing, Inc.; Daniel Olson Plumbing; Don’s Plumbing; Falk Drilling, Inc.; Falk Ground Source Technologies, Inc.; Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery; G & T Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Goodin Company; Grant’s Mechanical, Inc.; Greener Plains Contracting; Hanson’s Plumbing & Heating; Hastings Comfort Solutions, LLC; Heartland Plumbing Inc.; Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc.; Jeff’s Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc.; Lako Drilling, Inc.; Laney’s, Inc.; Metro Plumbing Company, LLC; Mid-Valley Geo-Thermal, Inc.; Midwest Heating & Air Inc.; Midwest Mechanical Construction LLC; North Star Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Northern Plumbing Supply; Northern Turf Management, Inc.; One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning; Petermann Plumbing & Heating Co.; Pfaff Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Precision Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling, Inc.; Refrigeration-Heating, Inc.; Riverside Plumbing, Inc.; Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc.; RRC Specialties; Runger’s Heating and Air Conditioning; Schall Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Shermans LLC; Sun Mechanical, Inc.; Team Sales; Thoreson Plumbing, Inc.; Valley Service Heating & Air-Conditioning; Western Products, Inc.; Wrigley Mechanical, Inc.

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What is your company’s focus/specialty?

Wrigley Mechanical, Inc. Howard Wrigley • PO Box 1516 • Fargo What is your company’s focus/specialty?

“Shermans LLC focuses on municipal, commercial and residential plumbing and heating along with water and sewer main installation and repair, snow removal, trucking and concrete work.”

“We specialize in the fabrication and mechanical installation of industrial piping and equipment in process plants, power plants, waste to energy plants and and also do some plant outage work.”

What is the latest trend in your business/ industry?

What is the latest trend in your business/ industry?

“As in many areas of the industry, technology plays a big role in our industry today. We see a lot of technology in all aspects of bidding and installation.”

“Right now the ability to be able to fabricate and transport larger pieces of equipment to work sites is a big plus right now to have to keep your company on top.”

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the industry today and how are you dealing with it?

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the industry today and how are you dealing with it?

“As always, making a profit within a competitive market seems to be the challenge. All areas of the industry have been affected in one way or another. “We have dealt with this by giving our customers the best personal service and suggestions to solve their current needs and prevent their future problems. I think of doing business for someone else in terms of how I would want them to do business for me.When it’s something that needs to be done, we work closely with the customer to make sure they get what they need and it still works with the charges.”

Mark your calendar for April 8 Fargo Force hockey game, support HBC

Get out and cheer on the Fargo Force while supporting Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead! HBC is partnering with Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery to sponsor a night at a Fargo Force game. For every ticket sold Home Builders Care will receive a portion. See you at the game!

“Right now we are dealing with a shortage of craftsmen in the trades right now that are willing to travel to projects. We continue to look for those types of employees, but just have to do what we can right now until they come along.”

Power Limited Technician Continuing Education

March 11 2011 PLT Code Changes and Review This 8 hour session covers the 2011 National Electrical Code changes that affect installations done on technology circuits by power limited technicians. In addition, common violations of the limited energy NEC articles will be addressed. To register: contact Alison at (701) 232-5846, e-mail alison@hbafm. com or fill out the registration form included as an insert in this issue.

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News from the HBA of F-M Remodelers Council

2011 Remodelers Council

Chairman Gary Grandbois Granites Unlimited Tom Schlenvogt Red River Electric, Inc. (Past Chair)

Member Companies ABC Seamless Accent Contracting ACME TOOLS Barstad Construction, Inc. Braaten Cabinets, Inc. Casselton Lumber, Inc. Crane Johnson Lumber Company Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Dave Anderson Construction Design Direction, Inc. Elliott Interior Design Fargo Linoleum Company Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Fiske Construction, LLP Foam DR’s LLC Granites Unlimited Home Heating, A/C, & Plumbing, Inc. Homemakers Villa Interior Affairs Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Laney’s, Inc. Marvin Windows & Doors Minnkota Windows, Inc. Norandex Northern Plumbing Supply Nvision Building & Remodeling Opp Construction Property Resources Group Red River Electric, Inc. Rick Duval Construction, Inc. RRC Specialties Rusco Window Company Showplace Kitchens Simonson Lumber Smart Spaces, Inc. Stenerson Lumber Stone Holding Company Syverson Tile & Stone Tecton Products, LLC Twin City Garage Door, Inc. United Products Corporation Valley Central Vaccuum Western Products, Inc.

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Energy efficiency rebate money still available Federal tax credits extended to 2011

Builders, continue to urge customers to apply soon for the North Dakota Utility Rebate Program while its remaining $1.3 million rebate dollars are still available. North Dakota utilities, working in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Commerce, launched special limited-time rebate programs last summer after the state received funding for energy programs through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Federal tax credits for home energy efficiency improvements have also been extended for 2011, although at lower levels than last year. “There will never be a better time than right now to purchase energy efficient equipment,” said Mark Nisbet, North Dakota principal manager for Xcel Energy. “The rebates and tax credits make purchases much more affordable and you can reap the benefits of the energy savings every month on your utility bill. With a significant amount of rebate money still available, we encourage home owners and businesses to evaluate their options and consider making upgrades during the upcoming year.” Xcel Energy has four rebate programs available for homeowners: heating (for the purchase of energy-efficient furnaces and boilers), water heating, insulation and ground source heat pumps. Along with the ARRA rebates, residential natural gas customers may apply for existing Xcel Energy heating and water heating rebates, further increasing their savings. Cass County Electric Cooperative has rebates available for ENERGY STAR qualified heating, ventilation, air conditioners, water heaters, insulation, lighting, air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, renewables, and more. Currently, the dollar value remaining available for co-ops is about $1.2 million. Residential customers can receive up to $5,000 in rebates. Businesses can qualify for rebates by purchasing energy-efficient boilers, furnaces and lighting equipment. Each business can qualify for up to $15,000 in rebates. Qualifying equipment must have been purchased after June 1, 2010. Rebates will be available on a first come, first served basis until the funding is depleted or until December 31, 2011.

For more information:

Xcel Energy: www.xcelenergy.com • (701) 241-8617 Cass County Electric Cooperative: www.kwh.com • (701) 356-400

2011 Home & Garden Show Feb. 25-27 • Fargodome Booth space still available! Sign up now! Contact Sarah at (701) 232-5846 or sarah@hbafm.com.

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BAM member con’t from pg 14

backup, hardware and software needs, internet support and integration and more. 7: Savings on wireless service Members of BAM and National Association of Home Builders may be eligible to receive 22 percent off monthly access calling plan fees and other discounts. Contact Jeff Hebrink at jeff.hebrink@verizonwireless.com to find out more information. 8: Members-only insurance Created by BAM and its local associations and partnered with Continental Western Group, CWG Quality Insurance, was created as a member-only benefit, offering affordable general liability, builders risk, auto and umbrella coverage. The dividend structure pools participant buying power to achieve lower rates and give policyholders the potential to earn dividends based on the group’s loss ratio. Details can be found at bamn.org/membership under Member Benefits. 9: Members-only workers compensation Your workers’ compensation needs are different from those of an office, so you need a product that understands the unique demands of the construction industry. The Builders Group is the largest self-insured workers’ compensation fund in Minnesota and was created by the building industry. Details can be found at www.bamn.org/membership. As a member, you have a voice at the legislature in laws and rules that impact your business. You have a voice in the courts, access to industry research and code advocacy and the latest information on changes to the state laws impacting your business.

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Utilities urge caution during snow removal

Local communication and electric utilities are urging caution when doing snow removal. With such a large accumulation of snow, utility boxes can quickly become buried due to the piling and drifting of snow. In such instances, the utility boxes become invisible to those doing snow removal and have the potential of being hit by snow removal operators. Damage to utility boxes can cause severe communication and electric power outages, and is potentially dangerous to those that might come into contact with the damaged equipment. Utilities are requesting that property owners keep utility boxes marked or clear of snow. Snow removal operators are urged to find out where utility boxes are located before moving snow by contacting area utilities for assistance. Contact information for area utilities is as follows: Cable One: (701) 280-0033 Cass County Electric Cooperative: (701) 356-4470 IdeaOne Telecom: (701) 356-6000 Midcontinent Communications: (800) 888-1300 Qwest: Call ND ONE CALL (800) 795-0555 or MN Gopher State One Call (800) 252-1166 Xcel Energy: (701) 241-8633 Expand your networking ability in 2011

Joining a committee is one of the best ways to network with other HBA members. We have a lot to choose from: public issues, education, membership, events, workforce development and Remodelers Council. Contact Jennifer at (701) 232-5846 or jennifer@hbafm.com.

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News from the Home Builders Care Foundation

2011 Home Builders Care Board of Trustees

President Clark Bernard Red River Electric, Inc. DAVE ANDERSON Dave Anderson (Vice President) Construction CHAD MALOY Gate City Bank (Secretary) Mike Anderson Bierschbach (Treasurer) Equipment & Supply Toby Christensen Camrud-Foss Concrete (Past President) Constr., Inc. Stenerson Lumber Structural Materials, Inc. Casselton Lumber, Inc. Lavelle Company ISR Homes Rokke Construction Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson CARLITA DIETZ Jay Dietz (HBA Liaison) Construction, Inc.

Casey Beckerleg Carl blank Brad morris andy nelson dan parrow Eric Rokke Greg Thompson

The foundation, created in 1993 by the Home Builders Association of FargoMoorhead, is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization. It was established with funds donated by HBA members, fundraising events and the HBA itself. The purpose for its creation was to provide an outlet for the builder, remodeler, and companies related to the building industry to show the community that there is more to the building industry than demolition, construction, and remodeling. The HBA of F-M handles the administrative duties for the foundation at no charge. Any contribution designated to the foundation goes directly to the foundation and its charitable work.

Home Builders Care starts 2011 with fun, new activities Fargo Force hockey game

Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation is partnering with Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery to sponsor a night at a Fargo Force game. We are sponsoring the Friday, April 8 game. This means that for every ticket sold, Home Builders Care will get a portion. This is a great opportunity for us to promote Home Builders Care to the community and raise some funds. Mark your calendar today for April 8 and I hope to see you at the game.

Home and Garden Show booth

The Home Builders Care Board of Trustees is also planning some fun promotional activities to promote the hockey game. Visit us at our Red River Valley Home & Garden Show booth or visit with any of the trustees attending the February ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off, Feb. 10, or March 24 GMM. These opportunities are great ways to promote YOUR Home Builders Care Foundation and we thank Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery for sponsoring this event and allowing HBC to be part of it. We love hearing new, creative ideas like this one that help promote and fundraise for Home Builders Care. Any and all ideas are welcome!

Student Chapters at the International Builders Show

At the 2011 International Builders Show, Jan. 12 – 15 in Orlando, three of our local student chapters attended the show and participated in the Residential Construction Management Competition. Students from North Dakota State University, North Dakota State College of Science and Minnesota State University Moorhead travelled to Orlando and competed against 46 schools from around the country. The student groups began working on these housing projects back in September of 2010 and made their final presentations to a panel of judges during IBS. The competition is a great way for students to get a feel for bidding a project and presenting their company to prospective clients.

Donate to Home Builders Care

We have numerous ways for our HBA members to donate to Home Builders Care. I challenge you to give anyway you can! • Donate monetarily. You can even donate with a credit card by visiting www. hbcfm.com and clicking on the “Donate” button. • Adopt A Student for the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades for only $75. • Use Goodsearch.com as your search engine and choose Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead as your designated cause. • Drop off your recycling at Minnkota locations and ask that proceeds go to Home Builders Care. • Volunteer your time at the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades. • Have a booth at the Health Tech & Trades Career Expo. • Donate your time for other HBC projects.

Stay up-to-date with HBC! www.hbcfm.com www.facebook.com/HomeBuildersCare www.facebook.com/TradesAcademy

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Adopt-A-Student Challenge

Each year the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades draws students interested in learning more about the building industry. The Adopt-A-Student program was developed to help defray the cost of materials, instructor fees and tools needed to put on a quality event. The low fee to attend opens this program up to everyone. The 2010 session of the Academy had 17 Adopt-A-Student sponsors who are listed below. We are hoping to have even more for the 2011 session. For the low price of $75 you can positively impact the life of a young student interested in joining us in the construction field. Join your peers in supporting a program that encourages a new generation of people to enter the building industry. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com to contribute.

2010 Adopt-A-Student Sponsors

Kenneth W. Andersen, KWA Constructors, Inc. Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction George Blank, Structural Materials, Inc. Kelly Brown, Butler Machinery Company John & Jenny Centko, Minnesota State Community & Technical College Dakota Supply Group Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Monica Hart, Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc. Ryan Hoss, Bakery Nursery Gardens Bob and Paul Kochmann and Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Greg Krueger, Krueger Construction, Inc. Roers’ Construction and Development, Inc. Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door, Inc. Greg & Sue Thompson, Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson John Vastag, Perfect Temp

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OSHA makes changes to residential fall protection requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Dec. 22 withdrew the Plain Language Revision of OSHA Instruction STD 3.1, Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction. First issued in 1995, the directive was a source of confusion among home builders over what fall protection methods and systems should be used to comply with OSHA’s fall protection standards. The confusion stems from the variety of sources of fall protection compliance information that builders and trade contractors need to find, read, understand and then follow. To understand what they need to do to protect workers, builders have to read OSHA’s fall protection regulation, then read the interim fall protection guidelines and then find the 25 or more letters of interpretation of what is required. Because falls continue to be the leading cause of costly accidents, injuries and even fatalities in the home building industry, NAHB is actively engaged in seeking solutions to address this very real and serious problem. Concerned that the interim guidelines were making the work environment less safe for employees on the home building site, NAHB in April 2008 asked OSHA to withdraw them and instead follow the fall protection regulations in OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M, which allows residential construction employers some flexibility in providing fall protection systems. This important enforcement policy change will require employers to take additional steps to ensure worker safety when working six feet or more above a lower level. The new Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction will go into effect on June 16, 2011. Among the significant changes resulting from the withdrawal of OSHA STD 03-00-001: • Roofing contractors must use guardrails, personal fall arrest systems (harnesses and lanyards) or safety nets on all roofs with slopes exceeding 4-in-12 when working six feet or more above a lower level. • All other trade contractors must use guardrails or personal fall arrest systems (harnesses and lanyards) or safety nets when the height from one elevation to another is greater than six feet. However, employers who can demonstrate that these fall protection systems are not feasible or create a greater hazard can use a plan outlining alternative fall protection measures that must be followed. • The fall protection plan must be in writing and site-specific. However, a written plan developed for repeated use for a particular model or style of home will be considered

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site-specific. • The use of fall protection plans is limited to “residential construction” in which the structure will be used as a home and constructed with traditional wood frame materials and methods (although the limited use of structural steel in a predominantly wood-framed home — such as a steel I-beam to help support wood framing — does not disqualify a structure from being considered residential construction). NAHB expects the OSHA policy change to ultimately make it easier for home builders to understand what's necessary to achieve compliance, to ensure safer worksites and to reduce the occurrence of costly accidents. For more information about the residential fall protection requirements, visit www.nahb.org/fallprotection; or contact Rob Matuga, NAHB, at (800) 368-5242 ext. 8507 or rmatuga@nahb.org.

OSHA 10-Hour Course April 7-8 • Fargo *FREE for HBA of F-M members!* (8 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 7, 8 a.m. - noon April 8) This class is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, safety coordinators and anyone else involved in the construction industry. TOPICS COVERED: • Introduction to OSHA • General Safety & Health Provisions • Electrical • Fall Protection • Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment • Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal • Hand & Power Tools • Scaffolds • Cranes, Derricks & Hoists • Elevators & Conveyors • Excavations • Stairways & Ladders To register: Contact Sandy, North Dakota Association of Builders, at sandy@ndbuild.com or (701) 222-2401.

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Meet your HBA board of directors: Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly is in charge of sales and marketing for Heartland Labor in Fargo and has been with the company for a year and a half. She got involved with the HBA of F-M about 15 years ago after Terry Cullen, Cullen Insulation, Inc., (a board member at the time) encouraged her to become Nancy Kelly Heartland Labor involved. “He told me it was a fun organization and would be a good thing to get involved in for networking purposes and also for long lasting friendships,” says Kelly. Over the 15 years of her involvement, Kelly has been involved in countless ways. She is currently serving her second term on the board of directors and served as secretary and associate vice president in the past two years. She is also a member on the New Member Development Committee and the Public Affairs Committee. She donates to NDAB-PAC and volunteers for World of Thanks and the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades. She has also helped raise money for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s Tour de Habitat bike race and has been a member of a competing team. Kelly was also voted as Associate of the Year in 2008. As a member of the board Kelly sees it as an important part of the Association. “The board is a cross-section of Builders and Associates who bring a variety of ideas, knowledge and opinions to the membership,” explains Kelly. “Having this group of people of all areas of the industry come together helps keep our Association on top of everything affecting the building industry as a whole.” Kelly has always enjoyed her time serving on the board and looks forward to fulfilling her second term. She said that the friendships she’s made are incredible and it’s a great feeling to know that you have made a difference in the Association. “Getting involved in the Association at any level really gives you an idea of the pulse of the organization. I really encourage all members to get involved so they can experience what I have,” she says.

Fun facts about Nancy: Favorite service provided by the HBA/NDAB/ NAHB: Parade of Homes and Home & Garden Show What you never knew about me: Card carrying

Home & Garden Show Do’s and Don’ts:

Do’s:

• Watch for body language signals. Be attentive to what prospective customers are really saying by watching their actions. • Use open-ended questions to get a customer involved. • Create an atmosphere to get the consumer talking. The more you get them to open up, the easier it will be for them to tell you their needs and wants. • Use professional name badges. Make it easy for consumers to remember your name.

Sales Tip: Wear your name tag on the right side,

instead of your left. When you greet a customer or shake hands with them, it will be easier for them to see your badge.

Don’ts:

• Start a conversation by saying “May I help you?” If you start off with that kind of a question, the consumer is only going to say, “Oh, we’re just looking.” Then what will you say? • Knock the competition. All this does is create mistrust with your customers. Knocking the competition actually backfires, and hurts you more than it does the competition. • Block display booth with tables. When you do this, you create a barrier between you and your customer. • Stand in the middle of the display booth. It prevents customers from walking in to look at your product displays, literature and photos. • Use company and industry jargon and acronyms. These terms may be very common to people within the business, but are totally foreign to consumers. By using industry jargon, you actually frighten the customer, by making them feel inadequate. Information by Jerry Rouleau, J. Rouleau & Associates, LLC: The premier New Home Sales Training, Public Relations & Marketing Consulting firm for the Housing Industry.

member of the National Rifle Association Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii Favorite TV program: House Hunters International Last book you read: My furnace owners manual! Other favorites: Hockey, horses, shopping and wine!

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MSUM student chapter update

Brooks Duesterhoeft, 2010 Minnesota State University Moorhead Student Chapter president, gave us some insight on what it’s like to lead a National Association of Home Builders student chapter. The MSUM Student Chapter, CM Society has over 40 members and is active with the HBA of F-M and NAHB in multiple Brooks ways. At the local level, it participates in Duesterhoeft MSUM Student the Fall Home Show and Red River Valley Chaper Home & Garden Show by helping exhibitors move in and out. At the national level, it sent a team to compete at the International Builders Show, Jan. 12-15 in Orlando. The team competed in the Residential Construction Management Competition. Duesterhoeft, originally from Miesville, Minn., just graduated from MSUM with a degree in construction management. He has already gained some experience in the field already from interning last summer with Park Construction Company where he was able to work on a pump station project in Devil’s Lake, N.D.

HBA: How did you become interested in construction?

Duesterhoeft: “My dad has his own small construction company. When you grow up around that and are constantly being involved with construction, it’s hard not to be interested. Since then my interest has continued and I still enjoy it.”

HBA: What are your responsibilities as president of the CM Society, the MSUM NAHB Student Chapter? Duesterhoeft: “My responsibility as 2010 president was

Appraisal con’t from pg 15

The Appraisal Foundation's Appraisal Practices Board is in the process of establishing minimum education, experience and examination requirements for real property appraisers. In response to a draft of the board’s qualification criteria for appraisers — which are not likely to take effect until Jan. 1, 2015 — NAHB said appraisers must have adequate knowledge of lot values and new home construction when they are establishing values for newly constructed homes. “It is necessary that an appraiser of new construction make every effort to obtain comprehensive information on the subject property, including lot values, custom features, upgrades and energy efficiency data,” NAHB said. “A new construction appraisal requires the appraiser to have the ability to read plans, review the materials description lists and evaluate the builder’s contract and any other special additions.”

Good comps hard to find

Builders participating in the latest NAHB summit suggested that thought should be given to basing the appraisal process more on the actual costs of construction involved in building a new home than in finding comparable properties

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to plan and coordinate meetings as well as plan specific events such as the Quad Olympics and the ditch cleanup. I also oversee the various committees that we have created which include the competition committee, banquet committee, fundraising committee, etc…”

HBA: What were the goals of your student chapter for 2010?

Duesterhoeft: “We had goals to place well in both the ASC (Associated Schools of Construction) competition and the IBS competitions.”

HBA: What are some of the projects the student chapter was involved in this past year?

Duesterhoeft: “We were involved in the HBA of FM’s Home and Garden Show, Fall Home Show, Adopt A Highway along Interstate 94 and competitions. I’m sure the chapter plans to be involved in all of those again in 2011.”

HBA: What was your favorite part of belonging to the student chapter?

Duesterhoeft: “Definitely meeting people within the industry and making connections that will help me out for future career opportunities.”

HBA: What do you like about MSUM and its program?

Duesterhoeft: “There are a ton of opportunities to get involved with various things such as the CM Society and competitions. There is a great push we get from the program to start getting involved early to help us out in the long run.” 2011 President Darren Dell took over Duesterhoeft’s position as president in January.

as an indication of the home’s value. In markets where new home sales have been exceedingly slow, finding comparable properties has been difficult. “We have experienced wild fluctuations of real estate values during this current housing downturn,” said Robson. “Never before have we faced the level of foreclosures and short sales. In some markets and some situations, foreclosures do accurately reflect market value, but we have seen case after case where foreclosed properties have become the standard comparable.” Robson said that inaccurate valuations have unnecessarily contributed to the downward spiral of home values, with distressed sales adversely affecting values and unjustly undermining what should have been healthier neighborhoods. Builders at the summit expressed concern that the new Fed rules might not allow appraisers to look at the sales contract, which should have some relevance because it is an indication of what a buyer in the market is willing to pay for the property. It appears that the Fed rules do not prohibit the appraiser from receiving the contract, as long as it is provided for information purposes and there is no coercion involved. For more information, contact Michelle Hamecs, NAHB, at (800) 368-5242 ext. 8425 or mhamecs@nahb.org.

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Builders: Parade of Homes entry deadline is March 3

If you are planning to participate in the 51st Spring Parade of Homes April 30 – May 8, be sure to get new model homes ready now! The HBA of F-M is working with BuilderFusion again to produce a high-quality publication. The success of the Parade depends on your support!

Publication Highlights: Deadlines Congratulations! • March 3, all registration items are due. • Look for Parade registration packets in February.

Classy look

Congratulations to Plecity Kowalski Construction, Inc. for returning the 2010 Fall Parade of Homes survey they were drawn to receive $200 off one 2011 Spring Parade of Homes entry!

• Full-color magazine. • High-gloss finish and UV coating on magazine cover to protect them from weather and keep them looking great. • Each home will receive a half page dedicated to description. • 3-D color, computer generated renderings with floor plan option. • Builders still have opportunities to proof their home description pages.

Technological advances, better maps

• All entries will be submitted via computer. • Clear and detailed Parade maps made to scale and easy to understand. • Builders can view maps in advance to make suggestions or corrections. • Online Web magazine allows consumers to browse homes, view maps and look for builders. • Dedicated, interactive parade website for the HBA’s Parade of Homes. • Personalized Web access for each home description. • Parade information stays active until the next Parade begins.

Great media campaign

• Radio, TV, print and other ads will promote the Parade, the publication and the parade website. • Hornbacher’s will distribute the Parade magazine at all of its locations.

Parade rules

A home may be occupied by the builder provided it was completed after Jan. 1, 2010. Homes may be entered in four consecutive Parade of Homes after the home was completed. Any new home that has never been occupied by a consumer and was built after Sept. 1, 2009, may be entered in the Parade of Homes. ANY new home that has never been lived in by a consumer AND is less than two years old is eligible for the 2011 Spring Parade. • Builders must include their contractor’s license with the Parade registration. • Builders only must sign the paperwork to submit home entries for the parade. • Builders must submit full-color renderings of each home model. If the builder does not have access to these services, BuilderFusion can assist in creating a full-color rendering at a fee of $300 per model. • No late entries will be accepted and no late fees will be assessed. • Only completed homes may be open during the Parade. Check out examples of previous Parade websites! See www.northdakotabuild.com and click on samples of the 2010 Fall Parade of Homes website.

The choice is easy:

Look what you get for your entry fee! • $750 plus refundable $105 sign deposit. • $650 for each additional home plus $105 sign deposit.

What you get In return:

• half-page color ad in glossy magazine – 7,500 copies printed and distributed. • Home listing that goes into Sunday issue of The Forum. • Radio ads running prior to and during event. • TV ads running before and during event. • Parade of Homes website listing each home including rendering, price and description. • Online magazine you can e-mail to your customers. • Forum banner ad online at www. in-forum.com. • Ads placed in The Forum, Area Woman and Inspired Home magazine promoting the event prior to the date. • Hundreds of consumers entering your homes in a nine-day event .

Compare to other ad options:

• You place a half-page color ad in a local glossy magazine – at least $1,000+. • Insert into Sunday edition of Fargo Forum – $3,500+ • Radio ads promoting an open house - $3,000+ (not including production, voicing, etc). • Television ads promoting an open house - $5,000+ (not including production, voicing, actors, etc.). • Individual website promoting your home listing - $hundreds • Magazine you can e-mail your clients - $hundreds. • Forum banner ad online - $2,700+. • Placing ads in all local magazines and newspaper – at least $2,500. • Your own open house might result in a handful of customers...

Parade of Homes gives you the most bang for your buck!

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HBA makes advances on strategic plan

Last spring, HBA of F-M leaders formulated a three-year strategic plan for the Association. The group consisted of HBA directors, committee members and staff. Facilitators from the National Association of Home Builders traveled from WashingBrent Atkins ton, D.C., to conduct the planning session. Minnkota The HBA’s mission statement remains the same: “The misWindows, Inc. sion of the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead is to provide quality services, benefits and education to our members and the community. Striving to be a visible and proactive influence, the association represents the collective interests of the home building industry.” At the March planning session, we discussed four areas critical to the HBA and formulated objectives and strategies (listed to the right). The planning group appointed me to monitor the plan and work with staff to make regular reports to the board and membership. A common theme in this strategic plan is the need to communicate “return on investment” to the current membership and demonstrate the HBA’s positive impact on the community to consumers. In these challenging economic times, our leaders identify the importance of showing members what they are receiving for their dues, as well as increasing the HBA’s good works in the public’s eyes – which will positively impact members, too! Progress: Staff is working on articles to run in the Plains Builder showing how much an HBA membership saves for members through member discounts and benefits. It also developed a PAC accomplishments flyer detailing money saved for members through state and national legislative achievements the past two years. We will also look at innovative ways to attract new members, but realize that “closing the sale” will be harder than in the past. This ties in with using our return-on-investment information and legislative achievements to convince nonmembers of the need to join. The plan also directs the HBA to look at the reach and methods of our communication to members and consumers. Progress: HBA staff has set up Facebook pages for the Association and its public events and is regularly marketing them to members and the public. The board has included in its priorities for 2011 to explore expanding technological communication options for use with the membership: smart phone apps, texts and website. Online interactivity of our Plains Builder, Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide and public event guides is in the works as well. Leaders want to see staff, directors and committee chairs maintain a personal touch with members, and this intent will be kept in mind at all times. Sometimes all it takes to get someone involved is personal contact over a cup of coffee or a phone call. Progress: Committees are making an effort to grow themselves by members that are already active talking to other members about getting involved. Committee chairpersons are also charged with extending contact to existing committee members to keep that “personal” touch going. Government affairs has grown immensely in the past ten years. Our goal is to keep that momentum rolling and build on it; this is the basis of our existence, so it is critical. Every effort will be made to involve more members, build better relationships with government officials and communicate our successes effectively, which goes back to communicating return on investment. Progress: We have started 2011 off with a bang, working with the F-M Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau, F-M Area Association of Realtors and Greater F-M Economic Development Corporation to organize “City Days on the Hill” in both Bismarck and St. Paul. We hope to increase our area’s visibility with legislators and expand communication on our indus-

Key Areas and Objectives Membership/Education • Recruit new members and generate new energy through their ideas. • Increase membership retention. • Expand educational offerings (designations and continuing education). • Expand member benefits through connection to consumers and being the source of information.

Government Affairs • Maintain a positive and constructive relationship with all stakeholders. • Communicate how a strong government affairs program brings value to the membership. • Diversify and increase membership on the Public Issues Committee. • Align PAC with procedural guidelines taking into account national and state laws (both MN and ND). • Continue to monitor regulations and legislative issues to positively impact our members.

Communications • Expand communications with our membership. • Improve communication with the community. • Improve communication with government officials.

Operations • Increase non-dues revenue efforts. • Retain quality staff members. • Maintain financial health of the HBA. • Determine technology needs and have appropriate tools and programs needed.

Miscellaneous items related to HBA operations: open house for members; keeping board members in touch with committee chairs.

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HBA held its World of Thanks event Jan. 4

The World of Thanks event is to thank members for their support and contributions. Volunteers delivered membership packets for the new year, including the 2011 Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide, development map and a window decal to all members. More of these items are available at the HBA office if needed. The 2011 calendar of events was e-mailed out to the entire membership last month. If you didn’t receive this and would like to get it, please call the office at (701) 232-5846 or e-mail info@ hbafm.com.

Volunteers:

Cary Parkinson, Alerus Financial Maren Day Woods, AM Realtors Greg Thompson, Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson Ryan Hoss, Baker Nursery Gardens Mike Anderson, Bierschbach Equipment & Supply Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc. Shannon Stumpf, Cass County Electric Cooperative Trudy Wanner, Cass County Electric Cooperative Drew Likness, Chase Realty Nancy Michelsen, CityWide Electric Barb Grande, Coldwell Banker First Realty Peter Johnson, CornerStone Bank Steve Aune, Country Financial Don Dabbert, Dabbert Custom Homes John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc. Cheyenne Jundt, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead

Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. Robin Swanson, Famers Insurance Group Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery Dennis Schmidtke, First National Bank Cyle Cavett, Gary Cavett & Co., CPAs Gary Grandbois, Granites Unlimited Vern Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc. Harry Gilbertson, Harry Gilbertson Construction Mary Krage, Indigo Signworks, Inc. Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Paul Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Lisa Spriggs, M & J Construction of Moorhead, Inc. John Centko, Minnesota State Community and Technical College Brent Atkins, Minnkota Windows, Inc. Monica Hart, Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc. Jessica Grondahl, Nodak Jennifer Sturlaugson, Property Resources Group Bruce Johnson, RE/MAX Realty 1 Bryce Vanderwerff, Red River Electric, Inc. Clark Bernard, Red River Electric, Inc. Joey Johnson, Red River Electric, Inc. Dawn Schmitt, Showplace Kitchens Ursula Hegvik, Smart Spaces, Inc. Stan Birky, Stan Birky Construction, Inc. John Rogalla, Stenerson Lumber Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction LLC Perry Eidem, United Products Corporation

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try’s concerns and priorities. Your HBA is also organizing members to participate in the North Dakota Association of Builders’ and Builders Association of Minnesota’s legislative events at each capitol. Operations speaks for itself: we must maintain the financial health of the HBA in uncertain economic times, increase our non-dues revenue efforts and keep a quality staff in place. Progress: Staff and the board of directors have proposed a balanced budget for 2011 and are keeping in mind the need for cuts if participation in our public events declines. We are also looking at ways to increase advertising participation by members to supplement non-dues revenue in that way. If you are interested in reviewing the entire strategic work plan, please contact the office at (701) 232-5846. Also please remember, we have several committees to choose from with varying focuses. If you would like to try one out, let us know! Your involvement can be as little or as immense as you want – it is your decision and it is your Association. Look for updates in the Plains Builder on the plan progress every six months.

This is a benefit provided to health plan members of Home Builders Association.

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HBA of F-M Member Renewal Report Thanks to these members who have renewed membership and continue supporting the HBA of F-M. The number of years they’ve been members is reflected behind the company name. If you notice discrepancies, please let us know so we can update our records: (701) 232-5846. (Allow 60 days for name to reappear.) Aafedt Enterprises Inc............................................................................... 11 Adams Development Company................................................................. 16 Aggregate Industries-North Central Region.............................................. 35 Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson.................................................. 16 Arcanum Group......................................................................................... 17 Bergstrom Electric, Inc................................................................................. 9 Bert Hemm Construction........................................................................... 54 BlackRidgeBANK......................................................................................... 4 BMW Homes, Inc......................................................................................... 5 Cable One................................................................................................... 5 Cass County Heating Inc........................................................................... 16 Choice Financial Group............................................................................... 4 Cornerstone Specialties, Inc........................................................................ 4 Cote Mechanical, LLC................................................................................. 4 Custom Cinema & Sound, LLC................................................................... 6 Dakota Tube & Steel.................................................................................. 16 Dave Anderson Construction..................................................................... 24 Deyle Construction...................................................................................... 1 Fargo Linoleum Company......................................................................... 54 Fargo Truss Systems, Inc........................................................................... 26 Fercho Construction & Property Management............................................ 3 Granite Transformations.............................................................................. 1 Hastings Comfort Solutions, LLC................................................................ 4 Heartland Labor........................................................................................... 2 Hintz Fire Equipment, Inc.......................................................................... 23 Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc.......................................................... 24 Hurley's Religious Goods Inc....................................................................... 1 Ira's Custom Cabinets, Inc......................................................................... 28 JAFT LLP..................................................................................................... 2 JD & Associates, Ltd.................................................................................. 18 Joe Rents & Contractor Supplies................................................................ 3 Johnson & Johnson Insurance Agency, LLC............................................... 2

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Kensok's Hardwood Floors, Inc................................................................. 17 Laser Systems Security............................................................................... 4 Mr. Spindle, Inc............................................................................................ 8 Nelco, Inc................................................................................................... 11 Nelson Outdoor Advertising...................................................................... 12 Nor-Son, Inc................................................................................................. 4 One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning.......................................................... 3 Opp Construction...................................................................................... 20 Pacific Sound and Video.............................................................................. 2 Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of the Lakes Area......................... 14 Pella Windows & Doors............................................................................. 21 Pifer Auction & Realty - Terry Skjerseth, Realtor......................................... 3 Potty Shacks................................................................................................ 3 Precision Drafting & Design LLC................................................................. 7 Prudential Premier Real Estate - DeAnne Mason, Realtor......................... 3 Prudential Premier Real Estate - Mark Mason, Realtor.............................. 3 Quality Cabinets, Inc.................................................................................... 8 Red River Electric, Inc............................................................................... 19 S.A.V. Siding Inc.......................................................................................... 8 SilverLeaf Development............................................................................... 5 Starion Financial.......................................................................................... 2 Strand Floor Coverings................................................................................ 1 Swenson Masonry LLC............................................................................... 4 The Forum................................................................................................. 24 TRN Abstract & Title.................................................................................. 10 Tubs of Fun! The Family Recreation Superstore!...................................... 15 Tucker Pointe Management, LLP............................................................... 14 Valley Landscaping.................................................................................... 11 Wallner Staining........................................................................................ 24 Wendt Custom Cabinets & Countertops..................................................... 4 Woodhaven Development LLP.................................................................. 11 Zach Construction....................................................................................... 4

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HBA of F-M New Member Report Thelen Consulting Appraisers Mark Thelen 3633 12th St S Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 729-5038 Sponsor: Rob Lyngstad Matrix Properties

2011 Membership Drive Contenders (November 2010 - October 2011)

These members are off to an early start for the 2011 membership drive. Each member who recruits at least one new member between Nov. 1, 2010 and Oct. 31, 2011 will be placed into a drawing for prizes given away at the 2011 November GMM.

Who do you know that would make a great member? The New Member Development Committee would like to hear from you. Please give Jennifer a call at (701) 2325846 or e-mail jennifer@hbafm.com with any hot leads.

Mark your calendar for April 8 Fargo Force hockey game, support HBC

Get out and cheer on the Fargo Force while supporting Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead! HBC is partnering with Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery to sponsor a night at a Fargo Force game. For every ticket sold Home Builders Care will receive a portion. See you at the game!

Name, Company # recruited Nolen Bertsch Nelson Window Co................................................ 1 Bill Blixt Western Products, Inc........................................... 1 Jason Eid Eid-Co Buildings Inc.............................................. 1 Harry Gilbertson 1 Harry Gilbertson Construction Nancy Kelly Heartland Labor..................................................... 1 John Koerselman Red River Drywall & Painting Serice Inc............................................................... 1 Tyrone Leslie Heritage Homes.................................................... 1 Chris Lind Chris Lind Custom Homes.................................... 1 Sylvia Lunski Design Direction.................................................... 1 Rob Lyngstad Matrix Properties................................................... 1 Nancy Michelsen CityWide Electric................................................... 1 Bryce Vanderwerff Red River Electric Inc............................................ 1 Thank you to all members for recruiting and retention efforts!

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HBA members earn professional designations through NAHB, NDAB by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

HBA holds class to help members with designations The HBA of F-M is holding “Building Technology: Systems and Interior Finishes” 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16, in Fargo. This class focuses on the main elements of the mechanical and interior finish systems used in residential construction. It explores plumbing systems, heating, venting and cooling systems, electrical systems, and interior finish systems. By participating in this course, you will be able to: • Identify the various codes and requirements that impact the design and installation of mechanical and interior finish systems. • Define common terms and elements used in mechanical and interior finish systems. • Identify the factors that impact the selection or upgrade of mechanical and interior finish systems. • Explain installation techniques for wall and floor systems. • Identify criteria for evaluating the performance of mechanical and interior finish systems. This class will help any builder working towards a Certified Graduate Builder designation as well as provide continuing education credits for Certified AgingIn-Place specialists, Certified Graduate Remodelers, Certified Green Professionals, and more! This class has been approved for seven hours of contractor continuing education by Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, including one hour of energy. To register contact Alison at (701) 2325846, e-mail alison@hbafm.com or fill out the registration form including as an insert in this issue.

A designation from the National Association of Home Builders or the North Dakota Association of Builders says a lot about a builder, remodeler or building industry associate. Professional designations offer excellent opportunities for HBA of F-M members to improve skills, advance their careers, and be recognized for their commitment to professional growth. NAHB has several designations for builders, remodelers and associate members. Your HBA of F-M is making efforts to recognize those members who have earned their Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Green Professional, Certified Aging in Place Specialist or North Dakota Professional Builder designations. You will see that we have highlighted those members in the 2011 Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide and will highlight those members in the guides for the Parade of Homes and Home Shows. The goal is to educate consumers on what it takes to attain these designations and to give more value to the members who choose to earn them. See the box on this page for a list of professionals with home building designations through NAHB or NDAB. Here is an explanation of the designations the HBA is highlighting: National Association of Home Builders designations www.nahb.org - Click on “Tools” and “Find Professional Builders and Remodelers and Related Providers” NAHB has the most targeted curriculum, accomplished teachers and widely respected education opportunities in the business. • Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS): teaches technical, business management, and customer service skills essential for aging-in-place markets. • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB): exclusive designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills. • Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR):exclusive professional designation to emphasize business management skills as key to professional remodeling. • Certified Green Professional (CGP): teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes—without driving up the cost of construction. Professionals with home building designations To earn designations, members must take NAHB-approved through National Association of Home Builders courses from a set curriculum and keep up with continuing or North Dakota Association of Builders education. North Dakota Professional Builder designation www.ndbuild.com North Dakota Professional Builders (NDPB) are required to: • Meet membership requirements of its local association. • Must have held a contractor’s license in the state of North Dakota for at least two years. • Comply with all appropriate North Dakota statutes concerning contractors. • Build in compliance with appropriate local, state and national building codes. • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of NDAB. • Complete seven hours of continuing education annually. NDAB makes its best effort to determine a builder’s qualifications for certification as an NDPB. While the program recognizes the professionalism of a builder, NDAB does not make any warranty or representations, express or implied, to home buyers or others. Additionally, it has not inspected the construction of any home and, therefore, does not and cannot address the specific quality of a home. The home buyers are encouraged to discuss the program with their NDPB and to contact NDAB for more specific information about the program.

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as of 1/20/2011 Kenneth Andersen, KWA Constructors, Inc.................................... NDPB Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction..................................CGP Jeff Boehm, Paul Davis Resotration & Remodeling of the Lakes Area........................................................CAPS Michael Bullinger, Western Products, Inc....................................... NDPB Jon Denny, Western Products, Inc.....................................................CGP Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc.....................................................CGB Rick Duval, Rick Duval Construction, Inc...............................CAPS, CGR Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc............................................NDPB, CGP Kyle Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc..........................................................CGP Scott Fluge, Authentic Green Solutions.............................................CGP Bob Footitt, Bob Footitt Construction, Inc....................................... NDPB Aaron Greterman, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead............... NDPB John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, inc......................NDPB, CGB, CGP, CGR Vern Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc.................................................... NDPB Darin Hersch, RHR Construction, Inc............................................. NDPB Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.............................CGP Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes................................... NDPB, CBG, CGP Chris Lind, Chris Lind Custom Homes..................... NDPB, CGB, CGP Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc................ NDPB, CGP Jim Morken, Homeland Developers, Inc............................................CGP Scott Naseth, Naseth Construction...................................................CGP Gary Orth, Cornerstone Specialties, Inc................................NDPB, CGP Lute Simley, Paula Rae Homes & Gardens, Inc............................. NDPB Mike Workman, Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc.................................. NDPB Charlie Zach, Zach Construction.................................................... NDPB

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Education “Building Technology: Interior Systems and Finishes” This class is an NAHB course that will work towards a Certified Graduate Builder designation. • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Skills & Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo. • 7 MN CE credits, 6 credits: CGB designation, 6 credits: continuing education for CAPS, CGB, CGR, plus more... • Cost: $165 Members / $250 Non-Members. Contact Alison at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com to register.

Feb. 21 - N.D. Residential Energy Code Training

taught by Carl Pederson, North Dakota State University Extension Service. Register by contacting Sandy Neiss, North Dakota Association of Builders, at sandy@ndbuild.com. • 1-5 p.m. at Cass County Electric Cooperative/IdeaOne, 3312 42nd Ave. S., Fargo. Cost: FREE

Feb. 22 - Lunch & Learn “Quickbooks - Accounting Software” taught by Christine Gray, Balance Your Books. • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at HBA office, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Cost: $10 Thank you electrical contractor continuing education sponsors!

March 11 - Power Limited Technician Continuing

Education taught by Tim Pull, North Dakota State College of Science. Class fulfills eight hours of code! • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Skills & Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo. Cost: $65 Members / $90 Non-Members. Contact Alison at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com to register.

April 21 - Lunch & Learn “Energy Star Updates for 2011” Speaker and location TBD. • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: $10 March 30 - EPA Lead: Renovation, Repair &

Painting Rule Training with the UND Environmental Training Institute. • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Cass County Electric Cooperative, 4100 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Class satisfies requirements for certified renovator training by the EPA. Eight hours of Minnesota Contractor continuing education credits available. Cost: $170 Members / $255 Non-Members.

April 6-7 - Safety Training with Workforce Safety & Insurance “OSHA 10-hour Construction Course (ECCS)” Location TBD. • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 6, 8 a.m. - noon April 7 • Cost: Free for Members / $20 Non-members. Contact Sandy Neiss, North Dakota Association of Builders at (701) 222-2401 or sandy@ndbuild.com to register. Only one date remaining for Minn. Contractor CE! The Feb. 16 class has been approved by the Minn. Department of Labor and Industry as satisfying up to seven credits toward continuing education for building contractor, residential remodeler or residential roofing continuing education requirement for re-licensure. This includes the required one hour of energy (for all contractors).

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Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead 2010 Permit Report 2006

DILWORTH Total Housing Starts Single Family Twin Home Row / Town House Duplex Multi-Family New Commercial Residential Remodel Commercial Remodel Public Miscellaneous Total

Permits

58 46 12 0 0 2 0 65 2 1 14 142

Units

2007 Value Permits

$9,953,000 $8,759,000 $1,194,000 $0 $0 $850,000 $0 $496,081 $24,600 $11,000 $174,626 $11,509,307

30 24 6 0 0 1 4 257 4 0 25 321

335 $45,983,643 169 $28,808,043 166 $17,175,600 0 0 $0 0 0 $0 8 183 $13,312,000 37 $19,693,437 455 $4,456,553 72 $36,607,023 0 $0 23 $6,653,600 930 $126,706,256

271 169 64 12 1 2 31 472 67 0 74 917

0 0 8

Units

2008 Value Permits

14 12 2 0 0 0 2 345 12 0 15 388

2009 Value Permits

15 13 2 0 0 0 3 113 1 1 17 150

2010 Value Permits

14 14 0 0 0 0 0 71 11 0 19 115

10-Yr Avg Value

Permits

Units

20-Yr Avg Value

$24,780,532 $19,440,532 $5,340,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,620,860 $5,731,088 $17,304,100 $0 $260,200 $56,696,780

236 145 82 2 1 7 28 714 64 1 58 1,108

$71,908,008 404 $56,489,540 353 $49,574,400 334 $51,241,200 $53,726,408 221 $37,800,540 232 $36,772,400 213 $37,978,700 $15,141,600 56 $6,814,000 100 $11,036,000 76 $8,434,500 $3,040,000 127 127 $11,875,000 21 21 $1,766,000 45 45 $4,828,000 $0 0 0 $0 0 0 $0 0 0 $0 $39,751,870 8 365 $27,079,056 10 504 $33,230,000 12 507 $29,668,090 $45,119,186 63 16 $104,583,465 40 $38,154,470 32 $46,123,536 $11,877,525 1,286 $14,181,513 1233 5 $16,023,065 1178 $11,802,911 $42 974 687 418 $44 698 220 336 $28 939 982 378 $28 755 588 $42,974,687 $44,698,220 5 $28,939,982 $28,755,588 $33,656,525 36 2 $25,704,164 59 227 $94,742,438 32 $34,595,775 $19,879,638 257 $28,303,344 188 $11,950,636 304 $18,689,001 $265,167,439 2,472 $301,039,302 2,219 $272,614,991 2,270 $220,876,101

411 243 138 33 0 21 56 1,151 383 36 257 2,313

$57,765,175 $41,159,150 $13,674,536 30 $2,931,490 0 $0 532 $31,286,785 $58,245,878 $12,206,326 $39 412 041 $39,412,041 $35,234,438 $19,927,345 $254,077,987

$30,428,500 $23,457,500 $3,971,000 $3,000,000 $0 $2,500,000 $9,910,000 $2,781,445 $6,802,825 $1,469,500 $4,131,417 $58,023,687

326 217 83 13 0 8 16 327 48 2 77 804

$40,282,614 $30,276,494 $7,484,705 $2,521,416 $0 $5,545,381 $11,509,280 $2,512,081 $6,488,422 $4,261,095 $2,735,754 $73,334,627

$152,329,652 756 $110,698,440 759 $111,324,475 711 $109,061,922 $107,823,690 479 $81,205,440 506 $83,210,275 476 $83,488,422 $30,198,962 120 $14,110,000 178 $20,426,200 159 $17,745,500 132 $13,927,000 152 157 $15,063,000 48 75 $7,688,000 70 76 $7,828,000 0 $380,000 1 0 $320,000 0 0 $0 0 0 $0 677 $47,128,870 17 596 $42,606,185 14 640 $41,900,113 14 555 $32,168,090 $104,642,099 108 $119,962,855 78 $52,559,164 65 $64,654,396 $19,245,514 4618 $40,481,774 2388 5 $28,232,067 2257 $21,528,443 $69,855,928 535 $61,957,936 433 5 $55,639,160 538 $54,893,385 $33,856,525 38 $27,456,461 61 227 $94,766,083 35 $36,065,275 $23,653,538 414 $32,609,627 351 $15,834,944 503 $23,223,574 $450,712,126 6,486 $435,773,277 4,084 $400,256,006 4,123 $341,595,085

1,004 630 311 45 1 36 101 2,308 498 39 412 4,399

0 0 0

$3,032,000 $2,732,000 $300,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,132,412 $778,743 $2,000 $13,645 $332,175 $5,290,975

Units

33 25 8 0 0 1 1 116 4 1 20 175

0 0 0

$2,314,000 $2,074,000 $240,000 $0 $0 $0 $3,450,000 $1,211,277 $408,950 $0 $331,900 $7,716,127

Units

$2,611,690 $2,611,690 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,212,999 $2,030,872 $0 $142,956 $5,998,517

0 0 4

$5,732,000 $4,657,000 $650,000 $425,000 $0 $425,000 $13,724,250 $285,296 $824,500 $0 $243,311 $21,234,357

Units

0 0 0

0 0 10

Permits

$4,942,718 $4,068,018 $832,200 $42,500 $0 $414,700 $2,010,156 $600,364 $347,742 $15,101 $164,176 $8,494,957

23 19 4 0 0 1 2 74 3 0 20 123

$31,861,660 $22,650,019 $8,315,609 $645,532 $250,500 $8,076,386 $10,895,420 $7,047,712 $19,218,985 $3,656,300 $1,143,937 $81,900,399

166 116 46 1 0 7 24 522 79 1 68 867

Units

0 0 11

Value

$3,069,314 $2,623,964 $424,100 $21,250 $0 $329,641 $1,452,573 $403,927 $197,944 $9,425 $113,441 $5,576,264

MOORHEAD Total Housing Starts Single Family Twin Home Row / Town House Duplex Multi-Family New Commercial Residential Remodel Commercial Remodel Public Miscellaneous Total

36 2 68

$39,939,822 197 $29,020,222 155 $6,672,600 34 $3,867,000 4 6 $380,000 1 2 $2,440,000 6 217 $25,364,798 20 $4,513,847 2,673 $20,261,268 61 $0 0 $590,547 60 $93,110,282 3,017

$29,113,300 177 $24,183,300 145 $3,854,000 32 $756,000 0 0 $320,000 0 0 $14,527,129 3 124 $6,029,417 17 $22,498,458 839 $5,534,379 71 $0 0 $437,500 59 $78,140,183 1,166

$25,270,385 165 $21,739,385 117 $3,531,000 48 $0 0 $0 0 $7,995,113 0 $4,575,300 19 $9,643,214 701 $16,672,906 91 $0 0 $379,980 113 $64,536,898 1,089

0 0 0

7 1 127

4 1 99

$20,872,292 $15,861,889 $4,562,388 $322,766 $125,250 $5,079,534 $7,962,578 $4,812,763 $13,524,170 $1,868,150 $646,299 $54,765,786

FARGO Total Housing Starts Single Family Twin Home Row / Town House Duplex Multi-Family New Commercial Residential Remodel Commercial Remodel Public Miscellaneous Total

489 $77,490,510 447 282 $54,576,510 292 180 $20,049,000 125 27 27 $2,865,000 30 0 0 $0 0 12 482 $34,376,000 13 75 $79,205,067 61 1,152 $12,871,813 1,141 $62 256 659 469 425 $62,256,659 30 $41,842,939 40 329 $31,417,344 258 2,512 $339,460,332 2,429

30 0 537

25 171

391 $48,870,154 268 $37,791,781 108 $9,612,628 16 15 $1,465,745 0 0 $0 28 596 $25,496,219 61 $48,052,459 1,023 $10,172,459 $31 183 883 354 $31,183,883 38 $26,950,759 259 $13,888,129 2,153 $204,614,063

WEST FARGO Total Housing Starts Single Family Twin Home Row / Town House Duplex Multi-Family New Commercial Residential Remodel Commercial Remodel Public Miscellaneous Total

270 173 70 4 0 7 19 493 58 4 106 957

27 0 40

$34,607,247 $25,486,247 $6,821,000 $2,300,000 $0 $2,225,000 $26,478,411 $3,456,819 $5,673,177 $22,866,812 $4,248,016 $99,555,482

253 121 66 24 0 12 21 372 43 1 109 811

66 0 68

$34,749,822 $20,420,060 $7,734,762 $6,595,000 $0 $4,512,000 $20,433,865 $2,568,846 $5,795,473 $200,000 $2,940,042 $71,200,048

143 91 28 21 0 3 23 314 44 2 82 611

24 0 14

$22,781,600 $17,147,600 $3,202,000 $2,432,000 $0 $1,000,000 $5,899,973 $2,590,526 $11,316,387 $1,752,297 $3,536,883 $48,877,666

214 116 44 27 0 1 18 203 25 1 87 549

54 0 12

$33,447,690 $21,966,490 $5,559,200 $5,922,000 $0 $675,000 $8,696,982 $1,787,045 $10,024,272 $10,000 $3,172,153 $57,813,142

198 132 35 25 0 2 14 307 58 3 67 649

31 0 48

26 0 117

223 164 46 6 0 6 25 215 41 1 57 567

13 0 78

$25,638,348 $20,291,588 $4,086,052 $1,260,708 $0 $3,432,990 $8,139,524 $1,559,351 $4,863,903 $2,181,222 $1,505,080 $47,320,418

TOTAL Total Housing Starts Single Family Twin Home Row / Town House Duplex Multi-Family New Commercial Residential Remodel Commercial Remodel Public Miscellaneous Total

1/17/2011

1,152 $168,034,400 999 670 $117,629,800 606 428 $45,239,600 261 31 54 $5,165,000 66 0 0 $0 1 29 713 $50,763,000 28 131 $125,376,915 117 2165 $21,281,266 2242 557 $104,561,459 583 35 $64,720,751 41 472 $42,493,586 466 4,541 $577,231,377 4,476

Due to changes made by different jurisdictions after the printing deadline, permit information reported here may have changed. For the most current permit information, please contact the individual cities.

$134,852,167 $98,153,680 $30,307,049 63 $6,140,937 0 $250,500 785 $45,323,251 $82,660,733 $22,366,483 $65,467,189 $43,166,934 $23,971,212 $417,807,969

802 $98,450,108 567 $76,569,221 204 $18,685,168 22 31 $3,070,469 0 0 $125,250 41 768 $34,338,385 111 $65,607,133 1,834 $16,948,500 476 $49,769,900 40 $31,009,557 404 $16,152,949 3,709 $312,276,532


Int roducing Madura

Boundless Design

Monuments are made from rich, timeless stone. Inspired by natural materials quarried in the European countryside, the Madura Series features the large scale and movement of their ancestors. The subtle contrast in color and pattern make them infinitely usable, while the drama of design makes a statement across kitchen islands and long runs of counter space. Textures replicate the stonemason’s finishing techniques and AEON Enhanced Performance technology means these designs carry 3 times the scuff, mar and wear resistance of traditional laminate surfaces. Even better: Madura is FSC Certified HPL!

Wholesale To Trade 828 NP Ave | Fargo, ND 58102 701.298.0644 | www.fabricatorssupply.net Located in Historic Downtown Fargo


Large - Scale Design And Earth - Inspired Color

Madura Citrine (4920K-52)

A light, Yellow Gold coloration with warm White and Amber accents. Includes soft Grey and Black. Nice with Maple and Cherry cabinetry in Brown and Spice stains.

Madura Pearl (4922-52)

A light warm White with accents in Peach and Pearl-Grey. Coordinates with light wood, painted cabinetry and dark contrasting woods like Mahogany and Walnut

Madura Garnet (4921K-52) Carries mid-tones of Mahogany with accents in Garnet, soft Greys and Blacks. Includes light areas with soft detail. Great with stainless and black appliances.

Madura Gold (4923K-52) Carries lighter values of Golden Beige with accents of Sienna Brown, soft Grey and Black. Gold and shades of grey are trend colors. They go well with all cabinetry wood tones. Great with both stainless and black appliances.

FABRICATORS SUPPLY | 828 NP Ave | Fargo, ND 58102| 701.298.0644 | www.fabricatorssupply.net Wholesale To Trade | Located in Historic Downtown Fargo


Politics is Everybody’s Business Protect and promote your industry...attend one of the events below. Your HBA of F-M is actively promoting the home building industry at both Minnesota and North Dakota Capitols this spring. In both Capitols, there are events designed for you, the member, to meet legislators, learn about the legislative process and advocate on behalf of issues affecting you, your business and your industry. Consider attending one of the events below. If you would like more information or to sign up for any of the events below, contact Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com.

In St. Paul, Minn. • BAM ‘Builder Day on the Hill’ Day Feb. 22 - The HBA encourages members actively working in Minnesota to head down to St. Paul and help make an impact as part of the Builders Association of Minnesota’s “Builder on the Hill” event. • ‘City Day on the Hill’ Feb. 22 - The HBA, in conjunction with the F-M-WF Chamber of Commerce, F-M Area Association of Realtors, the F-M Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater F-M Economic Development Corporation will travel to St. Paul to meet with legislators and help advance the issues affecting our area.

In Bismarck, N.D. • City Day on the Hill’ Feb. 3 - The HBA, in conjunction with the F-M-WF Chamber of Commerce, F-M Area Association of Realtors, the F-M Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater F-M Economic Development Corporation will travel to Bismarck to meet with legislators and to help advance the issues affecting our area. • NDAB Legislative Reception Feb. 7 and Hill visit Feb. 8 - The North Dakota Association of Builders Legislative Reception Feb. 7 is a casual, fun reception and a chance to mingle with legislators from across the state, thank them for their service, and share your concerns with elected state officials. - On Feb. 8 members will head to the Capitol in force, attend committee hearings, watch live floor sessions, and talk with legislators in the halls about the legislation affecting the construction industry. Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead 1802 32nd Avenue South Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 232-5846 • Fax: (701) 280-1108


‘Chilly’ Cook-Off!

Get rid of those winter chills and join the HBA of F-M in a chili cook-off! 5 p.m. Feb. 10 Fabricators Unlimied

806 NP Ave., Fargo Parking available in back.

$20 per team

*Team members will not pay GMM fee.

rules and guidelines: • Teams may only consist of three individuals. • Only one chili recipe per team. • Chili must be homemade from scratch – please no chili mixes or mixes with pre-measured spices. (Please prepare in the most sanitary manner possible.) • Chili must be prepared off-site and brought to the venue in a crock pot or roaster. (Team must bring own electrical cord.) • Chili must be ready to be served at 5 p.m. Teams can arrive at 4 p.m. to set up. • Entrants are encouraged to name their chili and use a theme to decorate their station (more space will be allotted than last year). • Bowls, spoons, ladles and napkins will be provided by the HBA.

Win the People’s Choice award and receive an HBA cooler filled with a gift package from GMM sponsor, totaling $100!

• Fixin’s (sour cream, onions, cheese, crackers and chips), punch and dessert provided by the HBA… you bring the Tums! • All attendees will receive two drink tickets. You may also bring your own beverage. (No glass, please!) • All attendees will be provided with judging criteria and will be allowed to vote for People’s Choice. Invite your co-workers! • Dress is very casual - blue jeans and baseball caps allowed. • Contact Sarah at the HBA by Feb. 4 to let her know your team’s chili name and names of team members. • All teams must PROMISE TO HAVE FUN, enjoy some friendly competition and eat as much food as possible.

Just want to taste? Cost: $12 pre-registered *by 4 p.m.

$20 at the door

Feb. 9

Register at www.hbafm.com or e-mail info@hbafm.com or call (701) 232-5846

Team Registration Company:__________________________________ Chili Name: ________________________________ Team Captain: _ _____________________________ Team Members:_ ____________________________ __________________________________________ Telephone: _________________________________ Must register by Feb. 4 and pay before Feb. 9. Refunds will only be provided if notice of cancellation is received 24 hours before event.

Return form to: HBA of F-M • 1802 32nd Ave S. Fargo, ND 58103 • P (701) 232-5846 • F (701) 280-1108.


Offered by Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead

2011 Minn. Contractor Continuing Education LAST CHANCE!

February 16

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Building Technology “Systems and Interior Finishes”

Includes required one hour of energy!

- 7 MN CE credits - 6 credits: CGB designation - 6 credits: continuing education for CAPS, CGB, CGR, plus more…

LAST CHANCE !

Content:

This class focuses on the main elements of mechanical and interior finish systems used in residential construction. It explores plumbing systems, heating, venting and cooling systems, electrical systems, and interior finish systems.

By participating in this course, you will be able to:

• Identify the various codes and requirements that impact the design and installation of mechanical and interior finish systems. • Define common terms and elements used in mechanical and interior finish systems. • Identify the factors that impact the selection or upgrade of mechanical and interior finish systems. • Explain installation techniques for wall and floor systems. • Identify criteria for evaluating the performance of mechanical and interior finish systems.

Speaker: Doug Nelson, NAHB speaker

Doug is currently chief executive officer and sales manager at New Spaces, a design/build remodeling company in Burnsville, Minn. and is also owner of Rocky Mountain Fever, LLC, a vacation home builder in Angel Fire, New Mexico. He has been in the industry for 35 years is active in the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and has been a national director to the National Association of Home Builders for 13 years.

Sponsored by:

MARCH 1, 2011:

Deadline for MN contractors to submit documents to Dept. of Labor & Industry for renewal. Licenses expire: March 31, 2011 All HBA of F-M members and nonmembers are welcome to attend! This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7 hours for residential contractor continuing education by the Department of Labor and Industry as satisfying credits toward continuing education for building contractor, residential remodeling or residential roofing continuing education requirements for re-licensure. This includes the required one hour of energy (for all contractors). Registrants must fill out this form and return with payment. All registrations must be pre-paid and received at least 24 hours in advance of the class. Refunds will only be provided if notice of cancellation is received 24 hours before the class. If an approved class is cancelled, all fees will be returned within 15 days of the date of cancellation.

Class location: Skills & Technology Training Center 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo

www.HawleyWould.com

February Full Day:

HBA Member $165

Non-Member $250

Members who attended the full day of classes Jan. 19 can sign-up for this class at half-price, only $95! Name:_ _____________________________________________________________________ Company:_ __________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________________________ Phone:________________________ E-mail:________________________________________ Please use my credit card (circle one): Visa/Mastercard #__________________________________________________________________________ Exp._________________ VIN (3 digits on back)______________________________________

Return form and payment to: Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead 1802 32nd Ave. S. Fargo, ND 58103 • (701) 232-5846 • Fax: (701) 280-1108

Classes are approved for seven North Dakota Professional Builder credits through the North Dakota Association of Builders. For more on the NDPB designation: www.ndbuild.com.


Power Limited Technician

Offered by Home Builder Association of Fargo-Moorhead

Continuing Education March 11, 2011 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Class fulfills 8 hours of CODE!

Skills & Technology Training Center 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo

2011 PLT Code Changes and Review This 8 hour session covers the 2011 National Electrical Code changes that affect installations done on technology circuits by power limited technicians. In addition, common violations of the limited energy NEC articles will be addressed.

About the instructor: Tim Pull, instructor at North Dakota State College of Science for 24 years in the electrical department, has a master electricians license for Minnesota and North Dakota. He has done more than 100 NEC classes through the outreach and customized training division of NDSCS.

REGISTER NOW! Power Limited Technician Continuing Education NAME_ _______________________________ NAME_ _______________________________ NAME_ _______________________________

HBA Members: Full day (includes lunch): $65 Non-Members: Full day (includes lunch): $90

COMPANY____________________________________________PHONE__________________________ FAX________________________E-MAIL_ __________________________________________________ ADDRESS____________________________________________________________________________ CITY_ _____________________________ STATE_______________________ ZIP__________________ Please use my credit card (circle one): Visa/Mastercard #________________________________________________________ Exp.___________________ VIN (3 digits on back) ________________ Registration must be pre-paid and received at least 24 hours in advanceof the class. Refunds will only be provided if notice of cancellation is received 24 hours before the class. Return to: HBA of F-M • 1802 32nd Ave S. • Fargo, ND 58103 • Phone (701) 232-5846 • FAX (701) 280-1108


EPA Remodeling, Renovation & Painting (RRP) Rule Effective Feb. 1, 2011 - Minnesota now requires lead certification when issuing permits

Municipalities will be verifying lead certification for residential builders, remodelers, roofers and manufactured home installers when requesting a permit to work on homes constructed prior to 1978.

Effective April 22 - building and remodeling firms must have one or more “certified renovators” assigned to each job where lead-based paint is disturbed. Eight hours of training is required to become a “certified renovator.”

Firm Certification also required

HBA of F-M offers renovator training: • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 30 • Cost (including lunch | pre-registration required) HBA Member $170 Non-Member $255 • Cass County Electric Cooperative 4100 32nd Ave. S. in Fargo

In addition to having a certified renovator(s), firms working in pre-1978 homes will need to submit an application to become certified before offering or performing the work covered under the rules. The EPA has up to 90 days to certify or recertify a firm once it receives a complete application. • Firm certifications cost $300 and are valid for five years. • Firms must apply for re-certification. For a printable application go to http://www. epa.gov/lead/pubs/firmapp.pdf.

training will be presented by:

Who does this affect?

What activities?

• UND Environmental Training Institute, EPA-certified to present RRP courses. (EPA accreditation number: NAT-RV-I-8865-1-EN)

• This course is approved for eight hours of contractor continuing education by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry.

Sponsorship Available! Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

The EPA RRP rule affects contractors, property managers and others who disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during renovation. The term renovation covers all activities done for compensation that disturb painted surfaces including most repair, remodeling and maintenance activities such as window replacement, weatherization and demolition.

What structures? The RRP rule applies to all renovation work performed in residential houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities such as schools and daycare centers built before 1978.

What’s required?

Space is limited!

Call now to register! (701) 232-5846

All registrations must be pre-paid and received at least 24 hours in advance of the class. Refunds will only be provided if notice of cancellation is received 24 hours before the class.

This class has been approved for 4.5 hours of North Dakota Professional Builder credit by the N.D. Association of Builders. See www.ndbuild.com for more details on NDPB.

To become certified, a renovator must successfully complete an EPA or stateapproved training course. All renovation workers must be trained. Renovation workers can be trained on-the-job by a Certified Renovator to use lead-safe work practices, or they can become Certified Renovators themselves.

HBA of F-M 1802 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103 Phone: (701) 232-5846 • Fax: (701) 280-1108 www.hbafm.com


2011 February Plains Builder