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Plains A magazine for HBA of F-M members | www.hbafm.com | February 2013

RRV Home & Garden Show welcomes personal organizer, chef to 52nd annual event See pages 7-10

Geralin Thomas Personal Organzer A&E’s ‘Hoarders’

Jyll Everman Chef ‘Next Food Network Star’ Thank you sponsors!

Parade of Homes April 27-May 5 Page 18


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 Ave. S., Fargo, N.D., 58103. The Plains Builder is mailed or emailed 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. KRISTA MUND & BRYCE JOHNSON MARIAH WENAAS Publisher Editing, Photography, Design

HBA of F-M Staff BRYCE JOHNSON Executive Vice President JENNY ERICKSON Development & Project Coordinator KRISTA MUND Communications Manager AMANDA OHLSEN Director of Accounting & Records ALISON STREYLE Events Coordinator ALLISON WECKMAN Membership Coordinator MARIAH WENAAS Communication & Office Coordinator

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HBA of F-M Executive Committee & Board of Directors DARRICK GUTHMILLER Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. (President and National Director) CARLITA DIETZ Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. (President Elect and National Director) CLAY DIETRICH Dietrich Homes, Inc. (Treasurer) SYLVIA LUNSKI Design Direction, Inc. (Associate Vice President and National Director) TERRY LIPP Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting (Secretary) Showroom TYRONE LESLIE Heritage Homes (Past President and National Director) Directors KEN ANDERSEN STAN BIRKY HARRY GILBERTSON JOHN KOERSELMAN PAUL KRABBENHOFT DAN LINDQUIST (Nat’l Director) NANCY MICHELSEN GARY ORTH TODD RASMUSSEN TOM SPAETH ROBIN SWANSON

KWA Constructors, Inc. Stan Birky Construction, Inc. Harry Gilbertson Construction Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. Coldwell Banker First Realty Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. Vivid Interiors, LLC Cornerstone Specialties, Inc. Valley Lights Accent Contracting Superior Insurance

Ex-officios to the board of directors DON DABBERT, JR. Dabbert Custom Homes (Life Director) GERALD EID Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. (Senior Life Director) JASON EID Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. (NDAB President) JOHN GUNKELMAN Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. (Life Director and NDAB State Representative) KEN KRAJSA State Bank & Trust (Life Director and NDAB Associate National Director) JOHN MAHAN Mahan Construction, Inc. (Life Director)

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Features

8 52nd Annual Home & Garden Show is right around the corner 11 HBA participates in legislative sessions, local building codes adoption process 11 Smoke-free law takes effect in ND 16 PAC Spotlight: Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door 23 March GMM: Learn about workforce trends with Sarah Sladek 24 Member profiles: Dakota Gypsum; Kiedrowski Construction LLC 26 Fall Home Show moves to new venue for 2013: Scheels Arena 27 Grondahl wins 2012 “Extra Mile Award” 29 Adopt-A-Student sponsors needed for Construction Trades Academy 30 Member of the month: Drew Likness, Chase Realty 30 Meet your committee chair: Ursula Hegvik, Smart Spaces, Inc. 31 Staff Corner: HBA welcomes new team members 32 HBA of F-M Education Opportunities

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In Every Issue: 4 News Briefs 6 Local President’s Report 11 Local Public Issues Report 12 NDAB State Association Report 14 BAM State Association Report 15 NAHB National Public Issues Report 20 Membership Meeting Update 24 Associate & Builder Member Feature 25 Industry Spotlight 26 Remodelers Council Report 28 Home Builders Care Foundation Report 36 Renewals 37 New Member Report

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News Briefs Hires & Promotions • RDO Equipment in Fargo has hired Heidi Berogan as internal audit manager, Keith Hardwig as an information technology service desk specialist, Staci Lee as safety generalist, Jessy Chap as an accounts receivable representative and Melanie Hiltunen as a recruiter. Several employees have also been promoted. They are Chris Cooper, Keith Kreps, Ryan Offutt, and Jean Zimmerman, to executive vice president; Steve Connelly, to vice president of Midwest agriculture; and Kelly Gress, to vice president of RDO Integrated Controls. • Scheels Home & Hardware in Fargo has promoted Jayne RutterKane to assistant store leader. • Gate City Bank of Fargo has promoted Kevin Warner to business lending manager and has hired Eric DelZoppo as a business lending development officer. • Fiebiger, Swanson, West and Co. has hired April Wilson and Amanda Eidenschink as staff accountants in the firm’s Fargo office, and Rachel Proulx as a staff accountant in the Moorhead office. • Denise A. Laymon has been hired as Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s first executive director of foundations and alumni development. • CornerStone Bank in Fargo has hired Julie Bossert as a mortgage loan processor and underwriter and Michelle Warren as a mortgage loan officer. • Anna Schultz has joined the Conmy Feste Ltd. law firm in Fargo as an associate attorney. • J.D. Bohlman, sales manager at Bert’s Mobility Solutions, a division of Bert’s Truck Equipment, Moorhead, has retired. Steve Mahar, a 15-year employee at Bert’s, will assume the role of lead sales and parts coordinator. • Bell State Bank & Trust has promoted Julie Peterson Klein to executive vice president and

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chief culture officer at the bank’s branch at 3100 13th Ave. S., Fargo, and Eric Braun to retail branch manager at the 2501 University Drive S., Fargo location. Awards & Accolades • Gerald Eid has received the North Dakota Association of Builders Lifetime Achievement Award. Jobsite Safety Handbook available for use at HBA of F-M This easy-to-use handbook from the National Association of Home Builders contains the complete English and Spanish text side-byside to facilitate straight-forward communication. It provides an overview of the key safety issues residential builders and workers need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries, and includes updated information on fall protection. This handbook is available for check-out by HBA of F-M members. For more information, contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846. HBA offers continuing education courses for 2013 • Minnesota building contractor: Feb. 6 • Power limited technician: March 8 Registrations forms are available at www.hbafm.com or contact Mariah Wenaas at (701) 232-5846 or mariah@ hbafm.com. Put your name in front of thousands by sponsoring the RRV Home & Garden Show Don’t miss out on the opportunity to put your company name in front of thousands of consumers at the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show. Contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for sponsorship levels and details. Habitat for Humanity schedules Tour de Habitat The 2013 Tour de Habitat will be at 1 p.m. March 9. The Tour de Habitat is a stationary bike race held to raise funds for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. Last year, the event raised over $27,000! Join a team or create your own! Each team consists of six participants

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who ride for 15-minute intervals. Each rider is asked to raise a minumum of $250 ($1,500 per team). Each rider is eligible to win door prizes and receives a t-shirt. There are also prizes for the most miles, most money raised and team spirit. This is a fun day for the competitive and non-competitve, while supporting the 2013 homes Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity will build. For more information or to register, contact Jackie at habitat@lakeagassizhabitat. org or (218) 284-5253. Adopt a student for the Construction Trades 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 building industry and making plans to pursue additional educational opportunities. In addition to adopting a student, Home Builders Care Foundation, HBA of F-M, and Minnesota State Community and Technical College need the help and support of contractors and trades people from all areas. See page 29 for details. To download a student application, visit www.hbcfm.com. Builder performance guidelines required in Minnesota 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 HBA of F-M at (701) 2325846. To see the statute mandating the inclusion of building performance guidelines, visit www.revisor.mn.gov/ statutes/?id=326B.809.

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News Briefs 2013 dues deductibility statement 2013 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 ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to an exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB, NDAB, and HBA of F-M, the following portion is not deductible for: • Builder and Associate members: 11.98 percent of the total dues or $53.90; • Remodelers Council members: 12.18 percent of the total dues or $6.09; and • Affiliate members; 9.47 percent of the total dues or $2.84. Sign up for weekly NDAB legislative update The North Dakota Association of Builders is working hard for you in Bismarck during the 2013 legislative session! If you want to receive a weekly email update on the hot issues and bills NDAB is watching and advocating, call (800) 326-4746 or email doreen@ndbuild.com. The Legislative Watch includes links to contact legislators and audio/video presentations of the daily session. 10 most cited OSHA violations, highest penalties, of 2012 The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards in fiscal year 2012 (Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012): 1. Fall protection, construction 2. Hazard communication standard, general industry 3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction 4. Respiratory protection, general industry 5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry 6. Powered industrial trucks, general industry 7. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry

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The fourth quarter building permit report for Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo is an insert in this issue.

8. Ladders, construction 9. Machines, general requirements, general industry 10. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry The following are the standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in fiscal year 2012: 1. Fall protection, construction 2. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction 3. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry 4. Machines, general requirements, general industry 5. Powered industrial trucks, general industry 6. Ladders, construction 7. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry 8. Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals 9. Hazard communication standard, general industry 10. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry For more information, view the Frequently Cited OSHA Standards at www.osha.gov. On the site, you can generate a report on the most frequently cited federal or state OSHA standards by your standard industrial classification (SIC) code number of employees. HBA schedules OSHA 10-hour construction course An OSHA 10-hour construction course has been scheduled for March 20-21 in conjunction with the North Dakota Association of Builders through a grant from Workforce Safety & Insurance. The class is free for HBA of F-M members! See page 33, or contact Sandy Niess at (701) 222-2401 or sandy@ndbuild.com.

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CHALLENGE

GuessWho! 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.

Hints:

• She played violin in the Concordia orchestra. • She studied fashion in NYC. • Her tagline is “Building on a legacy.” • “I’m not married to my brother!” 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.

HBA schedules power limited continuing education class A continuing education class for Minnesota power limited technicians will be March 8. It fulfills two hours of code and six hours of technical. Contact Mariah at (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm.com to register. Builders must register by March 1 for Spring Parade of Homes Builders, the Parade of Homes is coming soon. Registrations are due March 1. Ask suppliers for show home discounts! The Parade of Homes is a great marketing tool for builders. BuilderFusion will produce a highquality glossy magazine and website to give you the recognition you deserve. See page 18 for more details. Check out HBA LinkedIn group If you are active on LinkedIn and are an HBA of F-M member, check out our members-only group. It is intended to allow members to share resources amongst each other and communicate. Log into LinkedIn and search groups for “HBA of F-M.”

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HBA of F-M President’s Message HBA board accepts priorities for 2013 Strategic plan, legislative involvement, membership top the list

Each year, your HBA of F-M board of directors creates a list of priorities to Darrick Guthmiller help guide our actions. Much of what Kochmann Brothers the Association does remains consistent Homes, Inc. from year to year, but we also need to adapt and focus on issues emerging on the horizon. This year will be pivotal as we develop a strategic plan focused on the HBA’s future as a membership organization, and how its services mesh with upcoming Generation X and Y business leaders. The plan will be facilitated by a professional who is in-tune nationwide with membership issues that non-profits and membership organizations face. It will address the Association’s overall marketing plan to current members, potential members and consumers for its public events, as well as overall membership growth, education, public affairs and administrative issues. The following priorities were also approved at the January board of directors meeting:

Membership • • • •

Membership goals: 80 new members (30 Builders and 50 Associates); member retention rate of 92 percent. Focus on Builder member recruitment as well as engaging current Builders to become more involved in their Association. Build overall committee engagement from both Builders and Associates. Add regular “service spotlight” segments at board and committee meetings to give engaged members tools to promote the HBA and its services to potential members and current members who are not involved.

Public Affairs •

Continue to support and work for permanent flood protection for the metro-wide area. The biggest issue facing the area continues to be flooding: both the actual event of flooding in the spring and the strain that the threat of flooding puts on consumer confidence. Work with the North Dakota Association of Builders and the Builders Association of Minnesota to put forward a pro-housing agenda at the state legislature for each state, and garner more representation at legislative events for NDAB and BAM. Work with local jurisdictions regarding ongoing

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codes adoption in North Dakota and Minnesota, to develop the safest, most cost-effective building standards that allow the industry to continue building high-quality, affordable homes. In conjunction with the Builders Association of Minnesota, pursue local efforts on code changes (including a potential fire sprinkler requirement) through the administrative law judge process and through member involvement with BAM’s technical committee. Address energy code concerns during the city of Fargo’s code hearing process to adopt the 2012 I-Codes. Ensure a positive tax environment for housing, including protecting the mortgage interest deduction on a federal level. Work closely with the city officials in Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo to promote an environment which encourages home building. As elections bring in new faces and new ideas, the HBA will build relationships and study new ways to partner with the cities on ways to better our community. Hold Candidate Forums for elections in the cities of Moorhead and Dilworth. The Association’s goal for 2013 in total dollars raised will be, again, to top $20,000. Increase the overall percentage of members contributing by using different club levels to retain those giving from 2012 and continue building on total numbers.

HBC Charitable Arm of F-M Foundation •

Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation will conduct a strategic planning session with a facilitator well-versed in the challenges presented by Generations X and Y for membership organizations and non-profits. • Focus on a successful partnership with the Fargo Motor Patrol and its 50th Annual Fish Fry at the beginning of February as a public fundraiser for the Foundation and its mission. • 2013 will be a regrouping year as the Foundation rebuilds from the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat. These are our priorities and goals for 2013! Your HBA staff, committees and leadership have also been working on many other tasks from our current strategic plan that helped us to continue building and growing this Association. We are excited to embark on a new path to position the HBA for the future. Look for a final recap on our current threeyear strategic plan next month, and for directives from our new strategic plan this spring and summer.

Plan now to attend the HBA’s General Membership Meeting/Keynote March 14! We’ve got something special planned! See page 23.

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Home & Garden Show Do’s and Don’ts:

Thank you 2013 Home & Garden Show Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor:

Do:

• 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.

Silver Sponsor:

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.

Bronze Sponsor:

Don’t:

• 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 entry to your 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 could actually intimidate the customer, by making him or her feel inadequate. See more details on the 2013 Home & Garden Show on pages 8-10.

Electronic Sponsor:

Seminar Sponsor:

Beverage Sponsor:

Information by Jerry Rouleau, J. Rouleau & Associates, LLC: The premier new home sales training, public relations & marketing consulting firm for the housing industry.

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52nd Annual Red River Valley Home & Garden Show Feb. 22-24 • Fargodome Coupon

Get a $1-off admission coupon in the show guide Feb. 17, or download it at www.hbafm.com after Feb. 18. Show guides will run in The Forum Feb. 17 and will be available at all Hornbacher’s starting Feb. 18.

2-for-1 admission is back!

3-5 p.m. both Friday and Sunday. ($1-off admission coupon is not valid during this time.)

Exhibitor list as of Jan. 18 Company Name Booth A Sound Environment, LLC ...................... 170 *Electronic Sponsor A Spice Above........................................... C307 ABC Seamless........................................... 1060 ABC Window.............................................. C330 Accent Kitchen & Bath............................... 175 *Platinum Sponsor Acme Tools - Fargo....................................... 800 Aire Serv of Fargo........................................ 510 All Finish Concrete, Inc................................. 505 American Custom Decks........................... C304 American Federal Bank................................ 285 Anderson Hardwood Floors LLC................ 1275 Anderson Homes, Inc................................... 360 Antenna Logic............................................ C197 Aqua Dam Inc............................................ C400 Arctic Audio, Inc......................................... C191 Arvig Security Service............................... C535 Attention To Detail Painting, Inc................. C121 AVON......................................................... C358 Baker Garden & Gift..................................... 215 Barnesville Economic Development Authority................................. 575 Barnesville Homes Inc............................... C316

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Company Name Booth Basement Technologies................................ 715 Basement Water Controlled.......................... 525 Bath Fitter.................................................. C480 B-Dirt LLC Construction............................... 470 Bell State Bank & Trust.............................. C100 Bemidji Millwork’s Inc................................. C193 Benjamin Franklin Plumbing......................... 365 Bergeson Nursery..................................... C470 Bernie’s Water Conditioning......................... 179 Better Business Bureau of MN and ND........ 265 BFJ Home Builders....................................... 430 Blue Ox Timber Frames............................. C434 Braaten Cabinets.......................................... 615 Bremer Bank............................................... 1260 Budget Blinds of Fargo............................... 1110 Building Concepts, Inc.................................. 515 Bullseye Heating & Air............................... C507 Cambria........................................................ 587 Cass County Electric Cooperative................ 780 Cass County Soil Conservation District..... C322 Central Minnesota Credit Union................... 750 Chase Realty................................................ 865 City of Dilworth.......................................... C503 City of Fargo - Forestry Department.......... C420

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Company Name Booth City of Fargo - Recycling Services............ C410 City of Frazee............................................ C495 City of Kindred........................................... C561 Cleary Building Corp..................................... 580 Coatings Unlimited.................................... C200 Coldwell Banker First Realty........................ 545 College Pro Painters..................................... 297 Comfort World Windows............................. 1205 Cook’s Warehouse, Inc.............................. C353 COUNTRY Financial................................... 373 *Silver Sponsor Crane Johnson Lumber................................ 595 Culligan Water Conditioning...................... 490 *Beverage Sponsor Curb Design.................................................. 200 Curb Xtrehm.............................................. C465 D & M Roofing Company........................... C280 Dakota Fence............................................... 120 Dakota Wall Systems, Inc............................. 887 Dakota Spas and Pools................................ 440 DECKMASTERS.................................. 100, 300 Design Direction........................................ C565 Designer Homes FM..................................... 660

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52nd Annual Home & Garden Show features private chef, professional organizer by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The 52nd Annual Red River Valley Home & Garden Show at the Fargodome is practically here! Show dates are Feb. 22-24 and space is almost gone, but there is still time, so contact Alison Streyle at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com to reserve your space.

Spectacular Seminars

Featured speakers Jyll Everman, finalist on “Next Food Network Star,” and Geralin Thomas, a professional organizer who frequently appears on A&E’s “Hoarders”, are going to be a huge hit and you won’t want to miss out. Join Jyll Evermann all three days of the show as she cooks up tasty menus for tailgating, Everman finger foods and a beautiful brunch. Everman was a private chef for six years before opening her own catering company, Jyllicious Bites, which is devoted to gourmet finger foods. She currently teaches monthly cooking classes at various venues in Los Angeles and is a parttime culinary specialist at Williams-Sonoma, the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware in the United States. Fri. Feb. 22

Hours: 3 - 9 p.m.

3:30–4:30 p.m. “Tailgating 101” – Jyll Everman 4:30–5:30 p.m. “What’s Your Idea of Financial Security?” – COUNTRY Financial* 5:30–6:30 p.m. “Beautiful Brunch”– Jyll Everman 6–7 p.m. “Bathroom Trends, Budget and Before & Afters” – Accent Kitchen & Bath* 7:30–8:30 p.m. “Jyllicious Bites Appetizers” – Jyll Everman

Sat. Feb. 23

Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kids Workshop, sponsored by The Home Depot, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

9:30–10:30 a.m. “Beautiful Brunch” – Jyll Everman 10–11 a.m. “Kitchen Trends, Budget and Before & Afters” – Accent Kitchen & Bath* 11 a.m.–Noon “Chronically Disorganized, Hoarding or Collecting” – Geralin Thomas 12:30–1:30 p.m. “Tailgating 101” – Jyll Everman 1–2 p.m. “SIPs Panels” – H2 Consulting & Contracting* 2–3 p.m. “Wardrobe Wisdom – Beyond the Basics” – Geralin Thomas 3–4 p.m. “Bathroom Trends, Budget and Before & Afters” – Accent Kitchen & Bath* 3:30–4:30 p.m. “Jyllicious Bites Appetizers” – Jyll Everman 5–6 p.m. “Changing the Way You Think About Clutter” – Geralin Thomas

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Geralin Thomas is an organizer that offers real solutions for real people, emphasizing simplicity and excellence in her approach to organizing challenges both large and small. Check out her seminars Saturday and Sunday of the show with topics covering: “Changing the Ways You Think About Clutter;” “Are You Chronically Disorganized, Hoarding or Collecting?” and Thomas “Wardrobe Wisdom – Building a Better Closet.” Thomas is a past president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers as well as a chronic disorganization and ADHD specialist. She founded her company, Metropolitan Organizing, in 2002 to help transform the lives of her clients. Check out a complete Home & Garden Show seminar schedule below.

Sponsorships are still available

Time is running out, but there may be a perfect sponsorship for you! Contact Jenny now at (701) 2325846 or jenny@hbafm.com to get your name in front of thousands of consumers and hundreds of industry companies. How can you say no? Accent Kitchen & Bath is the show’s platinum sponsor, offering kitchen and bath seminars for consumers. Features for children include The Home Depot’s Kids Workshop and a professionally managed playground for children while parents shop. Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Feb. 24 Kids Workshop, sponsored by The Home Depot, noon – 4 p.m.

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. “Changing the Way You Think About Clutter” – Geralin Thomas 1:15–2:15 p.m. “Jyllicious Bites Appetizers” – Jyll Everman 1:30–2:30 p.m. “Kitchen Trends, Budget and Before & Afters” – Accent Kitchen & Bath* 2:15–3:15 p.m. “Chronically Disorganized, Hoarding or Collecting” – Geralin Thomas 3:30–4:30 p.m. “Tailgating 101” – Jyll Everman Schedule is tentative. All seminars are located on the main stage with access via the north concourse unless otherwise noted. *Seminar located on the mezzanine level via the escalators or elevator.

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Exhibitor list continued from page 8 Company Name Booth Diamond Kote Siding................................. C360 Digital Media Plus......................................... 350 DIY Wood Studio........................................ L109 DogWatch Hidden Fence / Elite Outdoor Lighting......................C140, C150 Dust Busters Furnance & Duct Clng, Inc......................................... C265 Dynamics Chiropractic & Rehab................ C235 Earthloop Geothermal Systems, LLC........... 920 Edward Jones Investments........................ C541 Electro Watchman, Inc.................................. 905 Ellingson Companies.................................. 1015 Encore Home Improvements..................... C255 Enercept SIPs............................................. 1235 Exclusive Home Products LLC.................. C115 Extreme Panel Tech., Inc........................... C240 EZ Open Garage Door, Inc......................... 1285 F. M. Water Systems - Kinetico..................... 420 Fabricators Supply........................................ 970 Fabricators Unlimited.................................... 980 Fargo Air Museum........................................ L12 Fargo Glass & Paint Co................................ 850 Fargo Tractor................................................. 950 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom................................... 685 Fiedler’s Smart Worm Products.................. L100 First Class Mortgage.................................... 635 First International Bank and Trust.............. C130 First Mortgage Service, Inc........................... 530 Flags West / Pink Ink.................................... 410 Floor To Ceiling Carpet One......................... 725 FM Home & Patio......................................... 610 Focal Point Kitchens..................................... 425 Foltz Buildings.............................................. 630 Forest Hills Resort..................................... C324 Four Seasons Sunrooms........................... C218 Freedom Chiropractic Health Center......... C375 G & J Awning & Canvas, Inc....................... 1080 Gate City Bank............................................. 405 GCI, General Constructors Inc.................. C475 Gerard Metal Roofing................................... 926 Grace Electric............................................ C456 Granite Transformations............................. 1195 Great Plains Brokerage Sanford Health Plan................................... 1000 Green Mountain Pellet Grills......................... 900 Greenscape Companies, Inc........................ 125 Gutter Topper of North Dakota................... 1090 H2 Consulting & Contracting ................... 787 *Seminar Sponsor Hankinson Community Development Corporation, Inc................... C344 Harmonious Architecture.............................. 620 Hass Geosystems, Inc............................... C152 Hazelwood Flagpoles................................... L65 Healing Arts Chiropractic........................... C313 Heartland Heating and Cooling Inc............ C160 Hebron Brick Co........................................ C290 Heritage Homes........................................... 960 Hi-Dow Massager...................................... C415 High Plains Water...................................... C155 HighPoint Homes....................................... C430 Hillsboro Hospitality.................................... 1070 Hip Klips.................................................... C295 Homark Homes Inc.................................... C497 Home & Hearth........................................... 1095 Home Depot............................................... 1190 Home Geothermal Systems......................... 995 Home Heating & Plumbing........................... 895 HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables 2................... L60 I’ll Tile & Stone, Inc.................................... C328 In The Shades.............................................. L90 Innovative Basement Systems & Egress Windows...................................... 1100 Interior Affairs............................................... 460 Interstate Spray Foam.................................. L75 Invisible Fence of Fargo............................. C555 It Works!..................................................... C372 J&J Repairs & Roofing LLC........................ 1256

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Company Name Booth Jack Chivers Realty, LLC.............................. 935 JD’s Salsa in Seconds............................... C336 Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc....................... 1045 JR Construction......................................... C520 JT Lawn Service........................................ C256 KC Companies, Inc..................................... 1250 Kensok’s Hardwood Floors, Inc.................... 480 Kitchen Solvers of Fargo.............................. 760 Knoke Seamless Siding & Gutters................. L1 Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc................. 1187 Lake Agassiz Habitat For Humanity.......... C312 Lake Region Electric Cooperative.............. 1175 Lakeland Log Homes................................. C405 Lakes Specialty Services.......................... C315 Lampert Lumber........................................... 740 Laney’s, Inc................................................. 1240 Legacy Hardwood Floors.............................. 650 Lemke Home Improvements, Inc............... C195 Life Chiropractic Center............................. C112 Lindsay Ecowater Systems........................ C563 Luxury Bath.................................................. 110 M & E Sales.......................... C303, C373, C378 Maple River Winery and Distillery.............. C380 Mark Enterprises, Inc................................. C135 Marvin Windows & Doors........................... 1140 Mayville-Portland EDC................................. 535 Merry Maids............................................... C440 Midwest Allergy Center.............................. C550 Midwest Grinding, Inc................................... 717 Minnesota State Community and Technical College................................... 135 Minnesota Warehouse Furniture & Amish Gifts............................. C260 Minnkota Windows...................................... 1010 Modern Living Concepts Custom Homes.......................................... C175 Monkey Bars Garage Storage................... C515 Moorhead Public Service.......................... C379 Morton Buildings........................................ C340 Mr. Sandless ND........................................ C540 My Pillow, Inc................................................ 565 NAI North Central....................................... 1065 NAWIC Fargo-Moorhead #246.................. C311 Nelson Window Co....................................... 250 New Century Press................................... C545 Newman Fence............................................ 985 Nichols Family Chiropractic....................... C485 Nodak Custom Curb & Landscape, LLC............................ C122 Nodak Store.................................................. 240 Nor-Son, Inc.................................................. 930 North Country Marketing, Inc..................... C190 North Dakota One Call................................. 400 Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society............................. C364 Northern Sky Lights................................... C376 Northern Turf Management, Inc.................... 210 Northland Truss Systems, Inc....................... 570 Northwoods Log Homes............................. 1180 Norwex...................................................... C203 Nova Brik...................................................... 483 Oasis Plantscapes........................................ 485 Olson Awning & Canvas............................... 600 Olson Pools & Spas...................................... 220 One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning........... 363 Opp Construction / Patio World.................. 1050 Outdoor Concepts, LLC............................. C365 Overhead Door Co. of Fargo...................... C320 Park Co. Realtors.......................................... 720 Partylite Gifts............................................. C500 Paul Bunyan Nurseries................................. 790 Pella Windows & Doors................................ 640 Phantom Screens......................................... 590 Playground................................................... 105 Prairie Restorations, Inc............................ C348 Prairie Supply, Inc...................................... C351 Prairie Windows............................................ 586 Precision Concrete Cutters / Egress Window Systems.............................. 320

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Company Name Booth Precision Fence............................................ L40 Precision Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling...................................... C310 Premium Decks............................................ 675 Price-Rite Home Improvements, Inc............. 235 Property Resources Group........................... 370 Prudential Premier Real Estate.................... 680 Quality Cabinets, Inc.................................. C250 Radiant Creative Homes.............................. 835 Rainbow Play Systems of North Dakota....... 255 Rausch Granite Interiors............................... 614 Red River Glazing, Inc.................................. 915 Reliable Energy Solutions, Inc................... C450 RHR Construction, Inc.................................. 435 Rigels, Inc..................................................... 820 Robert Gibb & Sons..................................... 245 Rocking Horse Farm..................................... 455 Ron Holstrom Antique Floors & More........... 880 Rusco Window & Remodeling...................... 990 S & S Landscaping....................................... 735 Sam’s Club................................................ C278 Sanford HealthCare Accessories.............. C435 Satellite Systems, LLC................................. 965 Scentsy...................................................... C220 Seminars...................................185, mezzanine Sensible Security....................................... C334 Showplace Kitchens................................... 1160 Signature Landscapes.................................. 890 Simonson Lumber & Hardware.................. 1120 Sisters with Jewels..................................... L105 Site On Sound, Inc...................................... 1255 Sleep Number by Select Comfort................. 342 Smart Spaces............................................... 500 Snirt Stopper - Ultimate Garage Door Seal..................... C120 Solutions....................................................... 189 Soothing Elements, Inc............................... 1075 Spotlight Media............................................... L7 Stahl Architects & Builders PLLC................. 257 Starion Financial........................................... 690 Steamatic of the Red River Valley................ 465 Stone Countertop Outlet............................... 260 Structural Materials...................................... 180 Studs to Rugs, Inc........................................ 770 Sun Co Sales & Miracle Whisk........ C165, C205, C215, C225 Swenson Masonry........................................ 993 Syndicate Sales Corporation.............. 280, 1295 T & S Custom Homes, Inc............................ 305 Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage..... 885 Tastefully Simple........................................ C110 TCI Insurance............................................ C487 Terry Eggan Consulting................................ 380 The Foam Doctors...................................... 1193 The Garage Guys, Inc............................... C354 Thermo-Tech Premium Windows & Doors... 670 Tomahawk Log & Country Homes, Inc......... 870 Total Basement Finishing by Innovative..... 1200 Touch of Orange........................................ C385 Town & Country Credit Union.................... C341 Town & Country Realty................................. 775 Tri-State Const., Inc................................... C275 Tubs of Fun!................................................ 1280 Twin City Garage Door................................. 555 U.S. Bank................................................... C525 Valley Central Vacuum.................................. 695 Valley Lights................................................. 270 Valley Mortgage, Inc.................................. C501 VanDoren Building Company LLC................ 277 Village of Riverview RV Park..................... C300 Wald Works............................................... C347 Walker Area Realty..................................... 1097 Waterfront Kitchen & Bath............................ 290 Watkins Products....................................... C125 Western Products.............................. 550, C390 Western State Bank................................... C170 Windows Plus, Inc........................................ 710 Your Home Improvement Co......................... 190 Zeis Concrete Solutions............................ C270 Zenergy by West Central.............................. L55

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Public Issues Report of Area Affairs HBA participates in legislative sessions, local building codes adoption process by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

With the New Year comes legislative activity in Minnesota and North Dakota. HBA of F-M leaders make a concentrated effort to be involved with both states, working with the Builders Association of Minnesota and the North Dakota Association of Builders. BAM hosted “Builder Day at the Capitol” in late January, and the HBA of F-M sent members to participate in this drive to deliver the building industry’s message to legislators. Similarly, NDAB hosts a legislative reception in early February to allow its leaders and members to discuss issues with lawmakers in Bismarck. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Association’s legislative activities, please contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846. Look for highlights from both events in the March Plains Builder. Every three years, the city of Fargo reviews the latest building codes from the International Codes Council. Hearings began last fall with review of the International Building Code covering commercial and multi-family structures. Review of the International Residential Code began last month. The HBA’s Codes Subcommittee reviews the codes, reviews potential amendments suggested by the National Association of Home Builders, meets with inspections officials and attends hearings to comment on and propose amendments. The HBA has worked with the Fargo Inspections Department to ensure applicable amendments will be carried over from the 2009 to the 2012 code. The Codes Subcommittee also identified some problem areas regarding guard rails, piping support and open protection, and worked with inspections staff to ensure amendments were included as the applicable chapters were reviewed last month. The 2012 code requires significant changes in its energy provisions. The 2009 IRC and IECC, versions currently in place, were required due to federal provisions that accompanied aid to the state. The 2009 IRC and IECC were also significant leaps in stricter energy standards. According to a cost analysis done by NAHB (and affirmed locally) the energy code updates from 2009 to 2012 would add $6,400 to the cost of a home, with little return on investment. The Codes Subcommittee members believe some changes could also result in mold and indoor air quality issues for homes built in northern climates. The energy provisions will be addressed at the Fargo Board of Appeals hearing in March.

Smoke-free law takes effect in North Dakota

In December, North Dakota’s smoke-free law took effect making all public places and workplaces smoke-free. The law will protect all people from exposure to secondhand smoke in all enclosed public places and places of employment, including: restaurants, bars, truck stops, guest rooms and common areas within hotels and motels, healthcare facilities, long-term care centers, assisted living centers, licensed adult daycare facilities, retail tobacco stores, hookah establishments, workplace vehicles and charitable gambling and gaming licensed facilities. Under the law, businesses are required to remove ashtrays from smoke-free areas and post no-smoking signage inside buildings and at all entrances where smoking is no longer allowed. In addition, smoking is no longer allowed within 20 feet of entrances, exits, operable windows, air intakes and ventilation systems of enclosed areas protected by the law. Visit www.breathend.com for additional information and tobacco-free signage templates.

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Minnesota Housing launches ‘Start Up,’ ‘Step Up’ options

In December, Minnesota Housing launched new mortgage programs called “Start Up” and “Step Up,” along with down payment options that offer more flexibility than ever before. Income and purchase price limits are higher than previous programs. • Income: $73,900 to $84,985 depending on household size. • Purchase Price: $237,031 in greater Minnesota. There are options for first-time buyers, as well as homeowners who want to refinance or purchase a new home. These programs will not require special applications to Minnesota Housing nor the demographic targeting as the phased-out CASA program required. City of Moorhead staff has found the programs to be competitive with North Dakota Housing Finance Programs, though not identical. Visit www.mnhousing.gov for term sheets, a down payment loan comparison sheet and frequently asked questions.

HBA tip: Google yourself, your company

Do you ever “Google” yourself? Do it once in awhile: type your name and your company into an Internet search browser and review what is posted about you and your business online. You may be surprised at what you find. One HBA member contacted the office with this tip because she found less-thanaccurate information on a website touting itself as a consumer “rating” resource for building industry companies. You have the power to control what people read about you on the Internet.

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News from the North Dakota Association of Builders President’s Wide range of Message legislative issues I encourage our builders to think about becoming a North Dakota Professional Builder, and set yourselves apart from others in the marketplace. The term “professional” describes the manner in which NDPB’s Jason Eid NDAB President conduct business and the process followed in building a home. This voluntary program also recognizes the investment these builders have made in continuing education. Learn more at www.ndbuild.com. Watch for many educational opportunities coming up in the area of safety training in local associations across the state. NDAB, working with Workforce Safety & Insurance and the ND Safety Council, will provide classes on fall protection, defensive driving, forklift operator safety, OSHA 10-hour training, and much more. Members are welcome to attend any of the classes statewide.

Bruce Walker, Chair of Home Builders Institute On the national level, we also emphasize the importance of education, and the Home Builders Institute is a great example of how we strive to educate our future workforce. We’re very proud that Bruce Walker of Coldwell Banker/1st Minot Realty is serving as the chair of the Home Builders Institute Board of Trustees, and thank him for his service. HBI is a national leader for career training in the building industry. It prepares students with the skills and experience they need for successful careers through preapprenticeship training, job placement services, mentoring, certification programs, textbooks and curricula. With an 80-percent job placement rate for graduates, HBI training programs are taught in local communities across the country to youth, veterans, ex-offenders, displaced workers and other underserved populations. The Burdick Job Corps Center in Minot has an active HBI program that has been in place and very effective for many years. HBI training programs do more than just provide job skills; they build character and self-esteem, providing students with the interpersonal skills they need to succeed on the job and in life. This gives graduates a solid foundation for becoming valuable members of their communities and responsible citizens. HBI helps national, state and local policymakers understand the importance of creating a skilled workforce for the building industry and assists state and federal agencies, local workforce investment boards and home builder associations further their goals by providing workers with valuable job skills that match local workforce needs. It partners with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on various workforce development initiatives.

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There are a wide range of issues currently being monitored by the North Dakota Association of Builders this legislative session. NDAB’s Governmental Affairs Committee Doreen Riedman meets weekly to review bills and NDAB Executive proposals affecting our membership. Officer Some of the highlights include: • HB1029: Housing Incentive Bill which was in the Governor’s budget for $50 million. The House cut the HIF to $20 million and passed it. It now moves to the Senate where we will work with others to recover funding for the waiting list of projects. • HB1216: Regulation of Real Estate Appraisers bill would require appraiser fees to be clearly stated, and provide a $150 refund of the appraiser’s fee if there is a breach of contract (ex. late delivery of appraisal). NDAB supports this bill, along with the North Dakota Association of Realtors. • HB1225: Property Sales Price Disclosure legislation provides industry professionals with sale price information on properties, while protecting the identity of the property owners. NDAB supports this legislation. • HB1359: One-Call Notification bill would stiffen the penalties for violating this section of law, extends the use of the location from ten days to 21 days, and requires that projects be white-lined. We are working with excavators and others to ensure that residential projects are not subjected to the white-lining requirement. • SB2151: Scrap Metal Regulation legislation would require scrap dealers to get more information on sellers, and to provide payment in the form of a check or electronic transfer rather than cash. The Attorney General is leading this bill that targets the copper (and other metal) thefts taking place. NDAB supports this bill. There are many bills dealing with property taxes and assessments that we are tracking, as well as bills dealing with unemployment insurance, workers compensation, the State Building Code, public improvement bid notifications, energy conservation programs, and fire sprinkler reviews and inspections. If you would like to receive the Legislative Watch e-newsletter, please contact Doreen Riedman at doreen@ ndbuild.com.

Mark Your Calendar! 2013 Continuing Education Dates • Minnesota Contractor: Feb. 6 • Power Limited Technician: March 8 Register today: www.hbafm.com (701) 232-5846 • mariah@hbafm.com

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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 •

The Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association inducted our 2013 Board of Directors Jan. 8at the Radisson. The night was filled with awards, a silent auction and great speakers. Thank you to all who came out to help make the start of 2013 a memorable one. February Fun Night has been set for Feb. 7 at Jerome Distributing. We are extending a special invitation to all Realtors to come check out one of the BMHBA events and see if an affiliate membership would interest them. There will be drink samples and a board of directors/Realtor chili cook-off, so you’ll have to make sure to cast your vote for your favorite! “Whatever you home needs, you will find it at the Home Show!” The Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association is proud to present the 36th Annual Home Show at the Civic Center. The dates for the show are Feb. 22-24. Call the office if you have any questions, need a coupon or haven’t signed up for a booth yet! On March 19, the BMHBA will be hosting a Bowling with the Builders night at Midway Lanes. You can sign up individually or as sign up a team. This should be a fun event to kick off the 2013 Spring Season.

Dickinson Area Builders Association • (701) 483-0044 Irene Schafer, Executive Officer • www.dickinsonareabuilders.com • •

We had a good turnout for our January GMM. Plans are to focus on our city of Dickinson people for February, bringing our members up to date on what is happening in Dickinson. Home show is close to sold out. We expect a larger number of exhibitors; with many new businesses this year.

Forx Builders Association • (701) 746-4536 Betty McDonald, Executive Officer • www.forxbuilders.com •

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Our annual Installation of Officers will be held Jan. 29 at the Grand Forks Country Club. NDAB President Jason Eid will conduct the installation. Emily Wright, GF Community Land Trust, will speak on housing in the area and also give a report on the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission’s final report. The 2012 $500 drawing will be held. You must be present to win. Feb. 12 is the date for our annual Contractor’s Education Day. The classes will be held at the Ramada Inn. Structural Materials will host the March Builders after Hours. April 12-14, 2013, are the dates for our Home Show at the Alerus Center.

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

Feb 19 General Membership Meeting is being hosted by Prairie Supply. March 12 General Membership Meeting is being hosted by Hirschfield’s, Inc. March 16-17 MAB Home & Garden Show is sold out at this time.

Williston Area Builders Association • (701) 572-4722 • www.willistonbuilders.com • •

The 3rd Annual Home Show is April 5-6, 2013 at the Raymond Family Community Center. Registration information is available on our website. Safety training classes will be offered in the areas of Defensive Driving (March 5) and Forklift Operator (March 6). Watch for more info soon.

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Don’t leave money on the table: check out member rebate program No one likes to leave money on the table. So, what would you think if you could get a rebate for your loyalty to many of the nation’s leading housing industry product suppliers? Well, now you can! The North Dakota Association of Builders’ Member Rebate Program increases your bottom line. For the minimal effort of informing NDAB about home construction products you use and when you close on a home or project, you’ll be putting money back in your pocket. Both Builder and Remodeler companies, no matter how large or small, qualify for the program, and you are not required to use products from every manufacturer. Please note: Program is only available to current NDAB Members.

No change needed in your business practices

Besides the money, the nextbest part of the program is that it doesn’t change the way you do business. You are not required to submit receipts and you do not have to change how you purchase products. NDAB does the paperwork, collects the money and mails quarterly rebate checks directly!

Register online

To start receiving your rebate, please register online at www. hbarebates.com/ndab.html.

Plan now to attend the HBA’s General Membership Meeting/ Keynote March 14! We’ve got something special planned! See page 23.

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News from the Builders Association of Minnesota Industry’s advisory code committee. However, the mandate Minnesota’s 2013 legislative was unfortunately put in the recent draft code by the session is on department at a 4,500-square-foot trigger. The code draft This year’s legislative session started Jan. 8 and must conclude by May 20 according to the constitution. With 64 new legislators, the pace of session will undoubtedly start slow. The Builders Association of Minnesota will be working hard to educate the legislature about the industry’s issues and communicate that a healthy housing industry means a healthy economy and jobs. The past few years BAM has built positive relationships with both Democrats and Republicans, rural and metro, across the state that understand our priorities. During the election season, BAM put together a list of housing-friendly candidates on both sides of the aisle and targeted those individuals for BAM-PAC donations. Of those candidates, 31 of our 37 were elected. For the first time since 1990, Democrats are in control of the House, the Senate, and the governor’s office, and so our relationships at the Capitol will be more important than ever.

Codes

In addition to the legislative session, BAM is fighting a mandate of fire sprinklers in single-family construction in the upcoming residential building code. The legislature voted overwhelmingly to remove the mandate from the code in 2011 and 2012, but was vetoed by the governor citing homeowner and fire fighter safety. It was also voted out of the code twice by the Department of Labor and

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is slated to be published by the Department of Labor and Industry in March, after which BAM will fight the mandate in the Administrative Law Judge process. All new codes in Minnesota are enacted at the same time, and currently they are slated to go into effect in late 2013 with a beginning enforcement date of six months later - in the spring of 2014.

Get involved

We have been calling on you to get involved by contacting your legislators. We need to continue cultivating our relationships with our legislators - it is extremely important this session. • Builder Day at the Capitol: Jan. 30. This was the day for all BAM members to come together from accross the state to deliver our message to legislators. It was important to make a big statememt. Together our voices are stronger. • This Week at BAM - Featuring news from the capitol and association, “This Week at BAM” is our e-newsletter with the latest industry updates. Be sure we have your email address to stay in-the-know. • Surveys – We will be sending surveys when we need your feedback, opinions and data on legislative and regulatory issues.

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News from the National Association of Home Builders energy-efficient homes in buildings with fewer than Fiscal cliff deal a net positive three floors above grade. for housing, home builders Homeowner Tax Items Jan. 8, 2013 - The fiscal cliff, an economically damaging set of tax hikes and spending reductions scheduled to begin in 2013, has been avoided — for now — and that is good news for housing in the short run. The enactment of H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, will extend permanently most of the 2001/2003 tax cuts. The legislation prevents a fiscal drag of approximately $600 billion in 2013, which would have been large enough to push the current weak economy into recession. That, in turn, would have reduced demand for both owner-occupied and rental housing and threatened the ongoing recovery for home building. That outcome has been prevented, although future fiscal policy debates loom on the horizon. For example, a legislative fight over the debt ceiling and the delayed sequester will take place in February. And 2013 may be a year in which Congress finally considers comprehensive tax reform. But for now, the following items in H.R. 8 are of interest to housing and home builders:

Business Tax Items

• Permanently extends the 2001/2003 tax rates for adjusted gross income levels under $450,000 ($400,000 single). This is good news for small businesses and home builders, as 80 percent of National Association of Home Builders members are pass-through entities paying taxes on the individual side of the code. The legislation protects the vast majority of membership from business tax hikes and keeps the 15 percent rates for capital gains and dividends for income levels under $450,000 ($400,000 single). • Permanently extends the Alternative Minimum Tax patch. In a typical tax year, about five million taxpayers are subject to the AMT. The permanent patch prevents many NAHB members from facing higher tax liability and protects housing deductions and credits such as the real estate tax deduction and the 25C energy efficiency tax credit from shrinking in value. • Permanently sets the parameters of the estate tax. The legislation extends the $5 million (indexed to inflation) exemption amount set in 2010, but raises the rate of tax to 40 percent for estate value above the exemption amount. A higher exemption amount protects large numbers of small businesses. • Extends present law section 179 small business expensing through the end of 2013. The provision increases the maximum amount of depreciation and the income phase-out threshold in 2012 and 2013 to levels in effect in 2010 and 2011 ($500,000 and $2 million, respectively). This provides cash flow and administrative cost benefits for small firms. • Extends the section 45L new energy-efficient home tax credit through the end of 2013. This allows a $2,000 tax credit for the construction of for-sale and for-lease

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• Extends through the end of 2013 mortgage debt tax relief. This is an important rule that prevents tax liability from many short sales or mitigation workouts involving forgiven, deferred or canceled mortgage debt. This will enable more short sales to move forward and reduce downward pressure on home prices. • Deduction for mortgage insurance extended through the end of 2013; extending the deduction reduces the cost of homeownership for those using PMI, FHA or VA mortgage insurance. This is particularly helpful for first-time home buyers. The deduction begins to be phased out for those earning more than $100,000 and a complete phase out is reached for households with an adjusted gross income of $110,000 or more. • Extends the section 25C energy-efficient tax credit for existing homes through the end of 2013. The tax credit is an important remodeling market incentive. It keeps the lifetime credit cap at $500. • Reinstates the Pease/PEP phase outs for deductions. For married taxpayers with adjusted gross income (AGI) above $300,000 ($250,000 single), the Pease limitation reduces total itemized deductions by 3 percent for the dollar amount of AGI above the thresholds. For example, a married couple with a $350,000 AGI would be $50,000 above the limit and must reduce their Schedule A deduction total by $50,000 multiplied by 3 percent, or $1,500. This would raise their taxes by about $500. The Pease rule will affect only a very small number of households who use the mortgage interest deduction.

Multifamily Tax Items

• Extends the 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) rate for allocations through the end of 2013. Absent the credit fix, the LIHTC program would suffer a loss of equity investment for affordable housing projects. • Extension through the end of 2013 of base housing allowance rules for affordable housing. The military’s basic housing allowance is not considered income for purposes of calculating whether the individual qualifies as a low-income tenant. Also noteworthy are items that are not in H.R. 8, including an itemized deduction cap or a defined fast-track tax reform process. Nonetheless, the return of the Pease rule suggests that items like the mortgage interest deduction will be under debate in 2013. The resolution of the fiscal cliff now gives way to a series of mini-cliffs due to the need to raise the debt ceiling, establish government spending levels and deal with the sequester. Over the long run, the future of housing demand, and interest rates in particular, will be affected by how Congress and President Obama solve the nation’s long-run deficit challenges.

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2012 PAC Contributors

PAC Spotlight: Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door

$2,500

Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes

$1,000

Mike Arnold, Accent Contracting Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust Robert Leslie, Jr., Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. Nancy Kelly, Heartland Labor

$500

Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door, Inc.

$365

Jeff Swenson Twin City Garage Door

Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door, Inc., has been a contributor to the North Dakota Association of Builders political action committee (NDAB-PAC) for five years. Twin City Garage Door, Inc., was founded in 1981, and is a supplier of garage doors, openers and service. Twin City Garage Door is recognized nationally as an accredited door dealer, after having met the criteria as established by Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation for door dealer excellence in the area of business management, technical knowledge and safety awareness. When asked about why he continues to support PAC, Swenson answered:

Why do you contribute to the HBA’s political action committee, NDAB-PAC?

“I contribute because you get the most for your money by supporting the NDAB-PAC. There are many lobbyist groups to support out there, but a significant portion of your money goes towards the management of the group and not towards advocating for positive legislation.”

Why is NDAB-PAC important to your business?

“The NDAB-PAC is important to Twin City Garage Door because it’s a nonpartisan committee that advocates for North Dakota.”

What is the most important benefit of having a political action committee? “Since I know the NDAB-PAC has my best interest in mind, I can watch my business while they watch Bismarck.”

What would you say to encourage others to contribute?

“If housing is important to you and your business, contributing to the NDABPAC is a no-brainer.”

What is NDAB-PAC?

Dan Armbrust, Dawson Insurance Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc. Harry Gilbertson, Harry Gilbertson Construction Bryce Johnson, HBA of F-M Drew Likness, Chase Realty

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 the building industry’s future make contributions to NDAB-PAC because they believe that cooperation equals strength.

$100+

PAC funds are split three ways to be used nationally, statewide and locally. Each dollar raised helps elect friendly candidates at all three levels of government. A portion of your contribution is passed along to BUILD-PAC, the National Association of Home Builders’ Political Action Committee, one of the most recognized and well-respected PACs in Washington, D.C. Another portion of your contribution is earmarked for contributions to candidates for local, county, and other elections. Most importantly, local Association members decide who to support in local elections to help elect those candidates most friendly to the housing industry. Here’s a breakdown: • 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 Please consider becoming a PAC contributor. Contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846.

Terry Cullen, Cullen Insulation, Inc. Patti Helm, First International Bank & Trust Paul Lindemann, Lindemann Finish Carpentry, Inc. Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc. Mark Voxland, Voxland Electric Roger Olson, Sig Olson & Sons Plastering, Inc. Reed Stigen, Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc. Sheldon Poss, Poss Custom Cabinets, Inc.

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NAHB efforts on storm water to save builders more than $1 billion annually

In a victory for both the environment and housing affordability, the National Association of Home Builders, the Wisconsin Builders Association and the Utility Water Act Group settled a longstanding lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency after the agency agreed Stella Stormwater on Dec. 21 to withdraw its proposal to place numeric EPA Storm Water limits on the amount of sediment in storm water that runs Enthusiast off a construction site. The lawsuit had noted that complying with EPA’s numeric limit would cost at least $10 billion a year nationwide for all types of construction and it would be impossible to set a numeric limit that would work across all geographic areas and soil types. All told, the decision means that home builders and developers will save almost $1.2 billion a year in compliance costs. For more than 10 years, NAHB and its members have been closely involved in EPA’s efforts to develop a new storm water rule for the construction industry. “NAHB supports responsible development and the goals of the Clean Water Act. We are relieved that the agency is taking a common-sense approach to this rulemaking, and the association will continue to work with state and federal regulators to keep our waterways clean,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. In addition, EPA has agreed to clarify the non-numeric portion of the rule so that land developers, permit writers and inspectors better understand what measures are required to keep storm water and sediment from entering the nation’s waterways. “NAHB will continue to educate its members about the importance of regulatory compliance as they build new homes,” Rutenberg said. “At the same time, we will remain vigilant about the costs of compliance and help ensure that the money is well spent – because the cost is reflected in the price of a new home.” Next steps on storm water regulations: • EPA proposal for revised rule due by April 15 • 30-day (or more) window for public comments • Final rule due by Feb. 28, 2014

Lunch & Learn

‘Keeping Compliant: Erosion and Sediment Control in Construction’

This class will address topics such as inlet protection, perimeter control, buffers, dewatering, and temporary accesses. Learn about the future of Fargo’s storm water program and participate in a question-and-answer session with speakers Joshua Pederson, storm water technician II and Steven Sly, storm water & flood plain specialist, both from the city of Fargo. Register by contacting Mariah Wenaas at (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm.com

Details • • • •

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 19 HBA of F-M: 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo Cost: $10 (includes lunch)

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Booth space is available! Feb. 22-24, 2013 • Fargodome Alison Streyle at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com

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What do you get for your Parade entry fee? Entry fee: • •

$800, plus refundable $105 sign and flag deposit. $750 for each additional home, plus refundable $105 sign and flag deposit.

Your return on investment:

1. Half-page color ad in magazine - 7,500 copies printed and distributed. 2. Home listing that goes into the Sunday issue of The Forum. 3. Radio ads running prior to and during the event. 4. TV ads running prior to and during the event. 5. Parade of Homes website listing each home including rendering, price and description. 6. Online magazine you can email to your customers. 7. Forum banner ad online at www.inforum.com. 8. Ads placed in The Forum, Area Woman and Inspired Home magazine promoting the event prior to the date. 9. Hundreds of consumers entering your homes in a nine-day event.

Comparison to other ad options:

1. You place a half-page, color ad in a local, glossy magazine: at least $1,000. 2. Insert into the Sunday edition of The Forum: $3,500 or more. 3. Radio ads promoting an open house: $3,000 or more (not including production, voicing, etc.). 4. TV ads promoting an open house: $5,000 or more (not including production, voicing, etc.). 5. Individual website promoting your home listing: hundreds of dollars. 6. Magazine you can email to your clients: hundreds of dollars. 7. InForum online banner ad: at least $2,700. 8. Placing ads in all local magazines and newspaper: at least $2,500. 9. Your own open house, which may result in a handful of customers...

Check out examples of previous Parade websites!

See www.northdakotabuild.com and click on entries from the 2012 Fall Parade of Homes.

Builders: Parade of Homes entry deadline is March 1

If you plan to participate in the 53rd Annual Spring Parade of Homes April 27 - May 5, 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. This event is the perfect investment for all Builder members to receive great exposure and advertising!

Deadlines:

Registration packets were mailed! Entry forms are due March 1.

Magazine and brochure:

Full-color, high-gloss magazine and brochure dedicated to the event including a clear and detailed map of all entries. Magazine features a half-page dedicated to each entry while the brochure lists all home entries and is inserted into The Forum the Sunday prior to Parade start.

Online:

An online magazine allows consumers to browse homes, view maps and look for Builders. There is also a Parade Website dedicated to the event that is interactive for consumers.

Media campaign:

The HBA engages in a great marketing plan for the event including radio, TV, print, online and social media mediums to get the best promotion possible. Hornbacher’s will once again be distributing magazines at all local locations in Fargo and Moorhead.

Parade rules:

Any new home that has never been occupied by a consumer is an eligible Parade Entry. The HBA of F-M does not limit the number of Parades on which an entry may be entered. Builders, please note that a repeat entry may result in consumers noticing that an entry has been in multiple Parades and generate questions/opinions regarding that fact. An entry may be occupied by the Builder provided it was completed after January 1, 2012. • Builders must include their contractor’s license with the Parade entry form. • Only a Builder’s signature will be accepted on the Parade entry form. • Builders must submit full-color, 3D 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.

Congratulations to Turn Key Construction, Inc.

For returning the 2012 Fall Parade of Homes survey! It was drawn to receive $200 off one 2013 Spring Parade of Homes entry.

Parade of Homes Celebration is May 9

Parade builders get two free tickets! See page 23 for details.

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HBA of F-M General Membership Meetings New Year Celebration & Installation by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The HBA of F-M kicked off 2013 with a fun evening for the New Year Celebration and Installation Jan. 10 at the Ramada Plaza and Suites. Our very own Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., the 2013 North Dakota Association of Builders president, installed the 2013 HBA of F-M board of directors and officers. It was wonderful to have one of Fargo’s own doing the installation. 2012 HBA of F-M President Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC, installed the Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation’s president and board of trustees. It is always great to get these two leadership groups together to say thank you and recognize all they do for the Association and Foundation. To make the night fun for everyone attending, there was a photo booth set up to take silly pictures with New Year’s accessories. Also, to celebrate the end of the NHL lockout, many members took part in a hockey contest. Prizes were awarded to Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust for the funniest photo booth picture, and to Dustin Murray, Dustin Murray Construction, for winning the shoot-out in the hockey game. See photos below and on pages 21-22. Thank you to Chase Realty for sponsoring the evening. On behalf of the sponsor, a $50 Scheels gift card was given to Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc. Below: (left) 2012 HBA President Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC, installs the 2013 HBC Board of Directors.

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Below: (right) 2012 HBA President Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC, installs the 2013 HBC President Chad Maloy, Gate City Bank.

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Meeting Sponsor

Thank You Table Top Sponsors These sponsors help fund the programming seen at membership meetings throughout the year.

Bell State Bank & Trust 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

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Top: (left) 2013 NDAB President Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., installs the 2013 HBA Board of Directors. (right) 2013 NDAB President Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., installs the 2013 HBA President Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Left: Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust, strikes a silly pose to become the winner of the photo booth challenge. See more photos on page 22.

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Above: Dustin Murray, Dustin Murray Construction, winner of the shoot-out contest, faces off with Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction. Left: (top) Kay and Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door, Inc., smile for the camera. (middle) John and Judy Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc., strike a pose. (bottom) Paul Kochman, Darrick Guthmiller and Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., gather together for a picture.

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General Membership Meetings: Mark your calendar! March 14: Learn about workforce trends with Sarah Sladek, hear updates from metro cities

Don’t miss the March General Membership Meeting keynote and social. This year, the HBA of F-M has a great event planned, featuring a keynote delivered by author Sarah Sladek who wrote “The End of Membership As We Know It,” “Rock Stars Incorporated ” and “The New Recruit”. Sladek will speak about future trends of our workforce with Generations X and Y becoming more involved. She’ll also give strategies for recruiting and retaining your workforce. Sladek founded XYZ University to help organizations bridge generation gaps and succession plans. She is an experienced marketing and membership professional who started researching demographic shifts in 2002. Sarah Sladek The evening will also include updates from Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo leaders on what their cities’ goals are for 2013. Other city officials will be invited, so this is your chance to express any concerns on current issues affecting you and your industry! A social will follow the keynote and city updates; plan to stay for great networking, food and cocktails.

March GMM Details When: March 14 Keynote: 4 p.m. City Updates: 5 p.m. Social: 5:30 p.m.

Please arrive early to check-in and find a good seat!

Where: Radisson: 201 5th St. N., Fargo

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Cost: Pre-registered: • Members $40; Non-members $50 Walk-ins: • Members $45; Non-members $55 Registration Deadline: 4 p.m. March 13

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

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Feb. 7 ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off

The HBA of F-M’s 4th Annual ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off is at 5 p.m. Feb. 7 at Western Products, 474 45th St. S., Fargo. Cost to attend is $12 if preregistered and $20 for walk-ins. It is going to be a great, fun“filled,” networking-only event. There will be no agenda for the evening, so come socialize and enjoy a variety of chili and desserts! You won’t be leaving hungry. Hope to see you there. Look for highlights in March Plains Builder! Thank You Sponsor!

May 9 Parade of Homes Celebration

Join fellow Builders and HBA of F-M members May 9 as we come together at the Ramada Plaza and Suites in Fargo to kick off a great building season and celebrate the success of the Parade of Homes. The event social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner, program and prizes at 7 p.m. The meeting will feature a slide show of all entries and Builders will have the chance to win one of multiple cash drawings, a variety of door prizes and more! Included with each Builders’ Parade entry are two registrations to the Celebration. Builders must register, if planning to attend. Reminders will be sent closer to the date!

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HBA of F-M Builder and Associate Member Feature Kiedrowski Construction LLC Dakota Gypsum Small, family-owned business provides quality and client satisfaction

Company adapts to constant change with over 25 years of experience

by Mariah Wenaas, Communication & Office Coordinator

by Mariah Wenaas, Communication & Office Coordinator

Christian Kiedrowski started his business in the winter of 2005, while still in college. The company’s original focus was on new home concrete and framing, and steel building construction. His first job was a contract for an office building in Wyoming. He handled the general contracting and performed the concrete and framing with a crew of four employees. “I didn’t have a shop or office at the time. The project went great and I ended up going back three years later to do an addition,” says Kiedrowski. Kiedrowski is originally from northern Minnesota and moved to Fargo as a child. He attended Fargo North High School, and went on to study biology and construction management at Minnesota State University Moorhead. His first experience in the construction industry was during college while working on a concrete crew, which is what inspired him to start Above: Joseph and his own company. For Kiedrowski, coKiedrowski, the next owners of Kiedrowski three years were spent Construction. traveling the country building foundations and constructing custom steel-framed homes and buildings. “I was fortunate to gain the experience of doing projects from Florida to California and Washington to New York. This was quite an opportunity for a kid in his mid-20s, and I loved the challenge and being able to see the country,” Kiedrowski says. Kiedrowski acknowledges that he learned a lot while traveling, but eventually came back to Fargo to settle down. Being a small, family-owned business sets Kiedrowski Construction apart from the competition. Kiedrowski and his brother, Joseph, decided to start a partnership early last year and are now equal owners. Christian’s wife, Sara, also works for the company, managing the office and handling accounting and payroll. Another aspect making Kiedrowski Construction unique is that it operates two crews. “Every project is executed with either me or my brother on the job. This ensures quality control and allows us to pay attention to detail,” Christian says. “We take pride in our work and strive to maintain our reputation as a Kiedrowski continued on page 36

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Dakota Gypsum, a division of Jarick Products Co., Inc., was founded in 1985 by Jack Greenwood and Rick Fryhling. They were both between jobs at the time and decided that it would be a good time to start their own company. Although they worked the first five years without much support from a bank, they did survive and were eventually able to get a loan from the Small Business Administration which helped them venture into the drywall supply business. Greenwood is a Minnesota State University of Moorhead graduate with a degree in business. He has 50 years of experience in the building supply business in retail, wholesale and as a business owner. Although its original focus was on supplying building materials to contractors, Dakota Gypsum now specializes in drywall products, cold-rolled structural steel and accessories, and insulation. One aspect that sets Dakota Gypsum apart Below: Dakota from the rest of the industry is Gypsum’s office at its service-oriented approach 1425 43rd St. NW in to customers; also, its staff Fargo. is very knowledgeable about products it sells. Greenwood has been aware of the HBA for many years, and decided to become a member so that he could gain contact with potential customers. According to Greenwood, one of the biggest challenges facing the industry is constant change of materials, practices and techniques, and the ups and downs of the economy. “To deal with this, you must change your mode of operation, and react to the changes in your market,” says Greenwood. He is excited for the future because of the introduction of lighter-weight gypsum and the new emphasis on soundcontrol products. He loves that the construction industry is ever-changing, and says, “The day you believe you know it all, is the day that you should get out of the industry.” Greenwood advises anyone who is interested in the industry to be open-minded and to learn its many factors, including manufacturing, suppliers, builders, regulations, commercial construction, developers and finance. He says, “If you understand how the industry functions, you will enjoy the industry. Dakota Gypsum 1425 43rd St. NW • Fargo, N.D. 58107 (701) 282-0470 • www.dakotagyp.com

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HBA of F-M Industry Spotlight North Star Forest Materials • Roy Plankers

The HBA thanks members who are involved with this industry:

2305 Great Northern Dr. • Fargo, N.D. 58102 (701) 237-6559

Lumber Yard; Roofing Contractor, Supplier; Truss & Component Manufacturing; Building Suppliers

What is your company’s focus?

“We are a wholesale supplier of commodity and specialty wood products.”

What is the latest trend in your business/ industry?

“The latest trend in the industry is electronics. The base of our communication is still the telephone, but that is going the way of the dinosaur. With market conditions changing as fast as they are, you need to get the information out to as many customers as you can, as quickly as possible. Obviously, the fastest way to do that is the computer.”

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

“Aside from transportation, our biggest challenge is sourcing quality building products to bring to the marketplace. Over the past several years, the slow housing economy has closed or consolidated many lumber and plywood mills, taking several million board and square feet of production out of the market which makes it hard to find the quality, shipment time and tally needed.”

D & M Roofing Company • Jon Vikander 1405 4th Ave. N. • Fargo, N.D. 58102 (701) 237-6494 What is your company’s focus?

“We focus on residential and commercial re-roof projects, along with siding, gutters, soffit and fascia replacement.”

What is the latest trend in your business/ industry?

“The latest trend in the industry is going green. We recycle a big majority of our asphalt shingles that can be removed from the residential homes. Border Area Paving is a drop-off partner in the recycle process. This helps to avoid many tons of debris from going into the landfill.”

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

“One of the challenges we face is working directly with insurance agents, adjusters and the homeowners during a loss due to damage. Insurance companies can sometimes have a different opinion than homeowners as to what is damaged and needs replacement. D & M Roofing has to balance both sides to make them happy.”

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A & R Roofing Co., Inc. ABC Seamless Acme Investment Company Allied Building Products Corp Building Products Inc. Casselton Lumber, Inc. Construction Supply, Inc. Crane Johnson Lumber Company D & M Roofing & Siding Company Dakota Gypsum Enterprise Sales Company Fargo Truss Systems, Inc. Forbes Architectural Products, Inc. Guardian Building Products Lamperts Lumber Lavelle Company M & J Construction of Moorhead, Inc. M.J. Dalsin Company of N D, Inc. Matthew Lehman Construction, LLC Menard’s Mid-States Truss Company North Star Forest Materials Northland Truss Systems, Inc. Prairie Supply, Inc. Precision Wall Systems, Inc. Renneberg Hardwoods, Inc. Sherwin Williams Co. Simonson Lumber Stenerson Lumber Structural Materials, Inc. Weatherstar Company Western Products, Inc.

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News from the HBA of F-M Remodelers Council 2013 Remodelers Council

Chair Ursula Hegvik Smart Spaces, Inc. Tom Spaeth Accent Contracting (Vice Chair)

Dan Beecher Foam DR’s LLC (Past Chair)

Member Companies

ABC Seamless Accent Contracting ACME TOOLS Allied Building Products Corp. Braaten Cabinets Inc. Casselton Lumber, Inc. Crane Johnson Lumber Company Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Dave Anderson Construction Design Direction, Inc. Fargo Linoleum Company Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom Fiske Construction, LLP Foam DR’s LLC Granites Unlimited Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc. Homemakers Villa Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Lake Agassiz Habitat For Humanity Laney’s, Inc. Marvin Windows & Doors Minnkota Windows, Inc. Norandex Nvision Building and Remodeling Opp Construction Property Resources Group Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area, Inc. Red River Electric, Inc. RRC Specialties, Inc. Rusco Window Company Simonson Lumber Smart Spaces, Inc. Stenerson Lumber Stone Holding Company Syverson Tile & Stone Twin City Garage Door, Inc. Western Products, Inc.

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Fall Home Show moves to new venue for 2013: Scheels Arena The HBA of F-M has officially moved the Fall Home Show to the Scheels Arena at 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo! With a new start in 2013, the HBA wants to get its membership 100 percent behind it to put a new face on the event. This show is very valuable to the Association’s members, community and industry. Although this show is smaller than the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show, it attracts serious consumers who are looking to make appointments and make decisions on projects they’ve been thinking about and planning. This event is something that the Association and all its members should be supporting in order to keep the show on its feet and to continue this consumer one-stop shop for building and remodeling needs. In the past, this event has been labeled as a “remodeling” show, but this focus has changed over the years and it now offers more. Relocating the show is a great opportunity to re-brand and make it what members envision, as well as what consumers expect to find when walking through the doors. This show is for builders, remodelers and all other facets of the industry: windows, garages, landscaping, finance, etc. Please participate and support your Association in getting the Fall Home Show back on track and make it a fullservice home show for the community to enjoy and the industry to grow. The Fall Home Show organizers want and need your support. Plan ahead for the 2013 Fall Home Show, Sept. 27-28 at the Scheels Arena!

Mark your calendar!

2013 Remodeled Home Tour • Sept. 14-15 First Entry cost: $600 Additional Entries’ cost: $225

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motivated and encouraged committee members to get involved, helped out during HBA events and brought new ideas to the table to keep the HBA events exciting and worthwhile for members,” says Alison Streyle, HBA by Krista Mund, Communications Manager events coordinator. “I appreciate and am thankful for the The HBA of F-M staff presented its Extra Mile enthusiasm she brings to the committee – it is something Award to Jessica Grondahl, Nodak Stores, at the General that was needed and I believe will remain for quite awhile.” Membership Meeting last For this summer’s Home month. She was chosen Builders Care Build for because of her initiative to Habitat for Humanity, become engaged in both Grondahl provided meals HBA and Home Builders for two of the HBA work Care Foundation events, days. She also traveled and her enthusiasm for to Pelican Rapids, Minn., getting others engaged. in August to prepare a Grondahl works for wonderful lunch for the Nodak Stores as marketing HBC Charity Ride. and promotions coordinator “Jessica is a very and builder consultant. She generous volunteer. She has become very active with always steps up when the HBA in the last couple needed. I have enjoyed years. Nodak Stores is a working with her on the regular Red River Valley Home Builders Care Home & Garden Show Charity Ride and the exhibitor, has sponsored Jessica Grondahl, Nodak Stores, accepts the “Extra Mile” award Home Builders Care Build many August GMMs, and from HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson. for Habitat,” says Jenny Grondahl was chair of the Erickson, HBA development & project coordinator. Events Committee in 2012. Grondahl has enjoyed becoming more involved and sees “Jessica is always willing to help out whenever and

Grondahl wins 2012 ‘Extra Mile Award’

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News from the Home Builders Care Foundation 2013 Home Builders Care Board of Trustees

Home Builders Care partners with Fargo Motor Patrol for 50th Annual Fish Fry February is a busy month for Home Builders Care. We kicked it off Feb. 1 with the 50th Annual Fargo Motor Patrol Fish Fry. Home Builders Care will receive a portion of the proceeds from the event. There was a live auction, meat raffle and grand prize drawing of $500. The March edition of the Plains Builder will have a recap and pictures!

President Chad Maloy Gate City Bank MIKE ANDERSON Bierschbach (Vice President) Equipment & Supply DAN PARROW ISR Homes (Secretary) BOB KOCHMANN Kochmann Brother (Treasurer) Homes, Inc. DAVE ANDERSON Dave Anderson (Past President) Construction CASEY BECKERLEG CARL BLANK RANDY CRAMER JESSICA GRONDAHL BRAD MORRIS ANDY NELSON ERIC ROKKE

Stenerson Lumber Structural Materials, Inc. NAI North Central Nodak Stores Casselton Lumber, Inc. Lavelle Company Rokke Construction

CARLITA DIETZ Jay Dietz Construction, (HBA Liaison) Inc.

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.

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Residential Construction Management Competition

This year, two of the local student chapters attended the International Builders Show and participated in the Residential Construction Management Competition. North Dakota State College of Science sent two teams to Las Vegas to compete against 15 schools while North Dakota State University sent one team to compete against 31 schools. Team 1 from NDSCS placed first in the two-year program competition. Congratulations! The Residential Construction Management Competition is a great opportunity for Student Chapter members to challenge themselves while gaining the experience of putting together client proposals.

Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades

The 15th annual Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades is coming up June 3-14. Consider becoming an Adopt-A-Student sponsor for the low price of $75. Your sponsorship will help defray the cost of the materials, instructor fees and tools and allow us to keep the registration fee low for students to attend. By sponsoring a student you are helping to support workforce development and our future workforce.

Donate in 2013!

2013 is the year to become a Triple Player! All you have to do is donate $365 to Home Builders Care Foundation, give $365 to NDAB-PAC, and pay your HBA of F-M membership dues. These three contributions help make the most difference. Contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbcfm.com to support students, become a Triple Player or for more information.

Framework for the Future

Framework for the Future is Home Builders Care Foundation’s long-term fundraising initiative to build the endowment fund to maintain current giving, support additional projects and provide for endowment growth. HBC hopes to become self-sustaining while also increasing its impact on the industry and community. • Triple Players: Pay HBA dues and give $365 to both NDAB-PAC and HBC • Builders Club: Pledge to donate $500 per year for five years • Trades for Grades donors: Designate donation to fund scholarships • Bronze donors: $1-$499 • Silver donors: $500-$1,999 • Gold donors: $2,000+ Consider making your donation today and supporting HBC’s efforts in 2013. HBC is the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of FargoMoorhead. The Foundation is dedicated to showing that home builders care about the community by awarding scholarships to local students interested in the construction trades and working on projects that support housing in the area. For more information, contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

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$75

Adopt A Student!

Help area high school students attend the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades!

Your adoption contribution helps keep the student registration fee for the academy nominal! It defrays the costs of materials, instructor fees and tools.

What is the academy?

This program introduces high school students to speciality occupations in the construction industry. Students work side-by-side with industry and educational professionals, learning about occupations, tools, safety requirements, and skills required for satisfying and well-paying careers in our industry! There is no other program like this for students to experience the home building business hands-on - mentored by area contractors.

What you get by adopting a student: • •

The benefit of a charitable donation! The satisfaction of helping a student attend the Construction Trades Academy Recognition • In the HBA of F-M’s Plains Builder • During the Academy’s Sponsor Luncheon • At the Academy’s Graduation Ceremony __Yes, I want to sponsor a student! Name:_______________________________ Company:____________________________ Address:_____________________________ City/State/Zip:_________________________ E-Mail:_______________________________ Telephone:____________________________ Fax:_________________________________

Students participate in the 2012 Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades and learn from building industry professionals about many trades. including masonry and roofing.

Please make your check payable to Home Builders Care Foundation. HBC will forward the donation to the Academy. By donating through Home Builders Care, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, your donation is tax deductible. Thank you! People like you demonstrate that builders and the building industry care!

Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades... proudly supported by HBA of F-M and Home Builders Care Foundation

Contribute

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to every HBA member. It’s the support of members like him that keep the HBA strong.” Likness points out that he chooses to sponsor HBA events because his business success depends on support by Krista Mund, Communications Manager of builders and other building industry professionals. It is Drew Likness recognizes that the HBA of F-M’s core a chance to thank them and provides a prime opportunity goals and mission line up perfectly with his business: land to put his name in front of those people he wants to do development and selling new construction. Broker and business with. owner of Chase Realty, Likness became involved with the In his spare time, Likness enjoys golf, being active with Association about seven years ago to build relationships the El Zagel Shrine Temple, and spending time with family. with builders and learn more Likness and his wife, Pam, live about the industry. in Fargo with their children “Being active gives me a Abigail (age 14) and Ben (age way to continue meeting new six). people: making those contacts is Every two months in the important to keep growing my Plains Builder, we spotlight a business,” he says. “Also, the “Member of the Month” chosen Association plays an important by HBA of F-M staff. This role in lobbying and being the feature’s purpose is to thank voice of the building industry HBA volunteers and supporters regarding governmental changes by recognizing all they do for that can affect the way we all the Association and the industry. do business. It’s important to At the General Membership promote homeownership and Meeting in January 2014, staff keep the community growing will give an “Extra Mile Award” Drew Likness (right), Chase Realty, presents a because the industry is such an to one person chosen from the doorprize to Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc., important economic engine.” as sponsor of the January General Membership 2013 bi-monthly winners. Likness is vice chair of the

Member of the month: Drew Likness, Chase Realty

Meeting.

New Member Development and Retention Committees and makes an effort to support HBA events. He has sponsored the January General Membership Meeting the past five years and recently sponsored the North Dakota Association of Builders’ reception at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. HBA Membership Coordinator Allison Weckman says, “Drew is very involved on the New Member Development Committee and does a lot to recruit new members. He also had the most deliveries for our recent World of Thanks event which distributed directories, decals and information

Meet your committee chair: Ursula Hegvik, Smart Spaces, Inc. by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

Ursula Hegvik owns Smart Spaces, Inc., a company specializing in closet organization, design and installation. She serves as chairperson of the HBA of F-M’s Remodelers Council this year, and has been involved with the group for six years. “Definitely the best part of this group is the terrific people with whom I get to associate,” she says. “These are ‘my people!’ They are can-do people. They care about our community, improving it, and helping people... and they make it fun and easy. It’s a joy to be in their

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Fun facts about Likness: • • • • •

My favorite color is: Blue Last vacation/trip I took was: A Caribbean cruise over Christmas vacation with my family. My hometown is: Langford, S.D. My dream job is: Professional golfer The first thing I would do/buy if I won the lottery is: Buy a house on the ocean in the Bahamas.

company.” Hegvik became active with the group to involve herself in the HBA and get to know her fellow members. The Remodelers Council is a committee of the HBA that deals with issues affecting the remodeling segment of the building industry. Meetings are held approximately every other month for networking, informative sessions and conducting council business. The Council was formed in 1990 and assists in planning and coordinating the Fall Home Show and Remodeled Home Tour. Council members regularly lend their efforts to charitable projects and build handicap ramps. “This group is a good example of how individuals in a community can come together to help others and do good things for the area as a whole,” Hegvik says. A project Hegvik is most proud of is the Association’s newest public event, the Remodeled Home Tour, which started last fall.

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Staff Corner: HBA welcomes new team members by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

The HBA of F-M has some new faces! Membership Coordinator Allison Weckman started working at the Association in October. Her responsibilities include recruiting and retaining members and implementing the HBA’s membership programs. She also works to build the volunteer base for the HBA’s committees and programs and communicate services and benefits to current and potential members. Weckman is a North Dakota State University graduate earning a bachelor’s degree in mass communication. Originally Mariah from Fargo, she previously Wenaas with her worked for the Rochester husband, Area Chamber of Commerce Ryan. as its events coordinator and was membership director for the Rochester Golf & Country Club. She is married to Kory Weckman, also an NDSU graduate, who is a mechanical engineer at IBM. They have a two-year-old son, Nolan. In her spare time, Weckman likes to shop, bake and watch movies. She is also a die-hard Bison football fan, loves 80s music and is training for her first 5K in March. Our most recent addition is Communication & Office Coordinator Mariah Wenaas. She started at the HBA last month and is a University of North Dakota graduate where she earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design technology.

She helps coordinate various HBA publications (including the Plains Builder), assists with print projects and the Association’s education program, answers the telephone and provides clerical and organizational support to members and staff. Wenaas is originally from Devils Lake, N.D., and moved to Fargo a little over a year ago. She is married to Ryan Wenaas, also a UND graduate, who has a bachelor’s degree in math and a master’s in math Allison education. They adopted a cat Weckman named Digits in August of 2011, with her and are always entertained by son, him. Nolan, and In her spare time, Wenaas husband, likes to play games, watch Kory. movies, and try out all different kinds of crafts - from sewing to crocheting and making jewelry to painting. She loves many types of music, especially acoustic, and is a big Sioux hockey fan. Wenaas replaced Kirsten Rosenow who moved to St. Louis Park, Minn., to be closer to friends and family. Rosenow now works at E&M Consulting which is involved with selling booth space at the HBA’s home shows and coordinates the Association’s bi-annual development map. The Association also said goodbye to Rocky Schneider at the end of December and is in the process of filling the public affairs coordinator position. Schneider took a job as public affairs strategist for AE2S (Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services) which is a civil/environmental consulting engineering firm that provides primarily water, wastewater and storm water services to clients in the Upper Midwest. We look forward to crossing paths with both Rosenow and Schneider in the future and wish them all the best!

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“It’s been fun to help plan this event and see the terrific response to it,” she says. “The next Remodeled Tour will be in conjunction with the Fall Parade of Homes in September 2013, so please come out and support that event. We hope to see a terrific turnout at the Home & Garden Show this month as well!” In her spare time, Hegvik is busy with her two sons, Oliver (age four) and Dexter (almost two), and her husband Shawn. She also enjoys cooking, spending time outside, golfing or “attempting to be a runner.” Favorite service provided by the HBA/NDAB/ NAHB: The Red River Valley Home & Garden Show. I love the energy and getting to meet so

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many interesting people in our community! What you never knew about me: My name means “Little Bear” in Latin, and I like to scuba dive though I haven’t gone for years Favorite vacation spot: Cayman Islands VIPs I’ve met: Bill Murray (at Pebble Beach!), Bette Midler, Willie Nelson and many other country stars because I worked backstage at WE Fest during my college summers. Favorite TV program: I don’t watch much TV, but I do love Modern Family! Last book you read: I love to read! Again, not much time for that, but I finished “Atlas Shrugged” not too long ago. Best book ever!

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HBA of F-M Education Opportunties Register: (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm.com.

Feb. 6

Minnesota Contractor Continuing Education

• 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. • Butler Machinery Training Facility, 3401 33rd St. S., Fargo. • Class topics include best practice on asphalt roofing and felt, underdecking drainage, engineered wood for today’s construction, the whys and hows of insulating, and Minnesota code history. These courses are approved by the Minnesota’s Department of Labor & Industry for seven credits toward continuing education for residential contractor, residential remodeling or residential roofing. This includes the required one hour of energy. • Member cost: $100; Non-member cost: $145 (includes lunch).

Feb. 19

Lunch & Learn “Keeping Compliant: Erosion and Sediment Control in Construction”

• 11:30 a.m - 1 p.m. • HBA of F-M, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo • This class will address topics such as inlet protection, perimeter control, buffers, dewatering and temp access. Learn about the future of Fargo’s storm water program and participate in a question-andanswer session with speakers Joshua Pederson, storm water technician II and Steven Sly, storm water & flood plain specialist, both from the city of Fargo. • Cost: $10 (includes lunch).

March 8

Power Limited Technician Continuing Education

• 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m. • Minnesota State Community & Technical College, 1900 28th Ave. S., Moorhead. • The Power Limited Technician Continuing Education course will cover eight hours of power limited standards and codes from BICSI standard practices for communication and data wiring. Two hours of this course are dedicated to code, with the remaining six hours being other/ technical issues. • Member cost: $85; Non-member cost: $110 (includes lunch).

Thank you 2013 Minn. Contractor Continuing Education Sponsors!

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• March 8 • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Minnesota State Community & Technical College • 1900 28th Ave. S., Moorhead • Member cost: $85; Non-member cost: $110 • Register: mariah@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846 Power Limited for Data & Communications The Power Limited Technician Continuing Education course will cover eight hours of power limited standards and codes from BICSI standard practices for communication and data wiring. Two hours of this course are dedicated to code, with the remaining six hours for other/ technical issues. About the instructor: Keith Hagen was an instructor in the telecommunications systems technician program on the M State Wadena campus from 1998 - 2009. He continues to instruct for M State’s custom training group in a number of related areas, as well as performing adjunct work for other MnSCU colleges.

FREE for HBA of F-M members! • March 20-21 • Fargo • 1 - 5 p.m. March 20 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 21 • Location to be determined. This class is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, safety coordinators and anyone else involved in the construction industry. Topics: • 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 Register: Sandy Niess, North Dakota Association of Builders, sandy@ndbuild.com or (701) 2222401.

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Extra Mile continued from page 27

2012 Extra Mile Nominees

Others, besides Grondahl, that were named “Member of the Month” in 2012 and were in the running for the Extra Mile award include:

the events the HBA offers as a way to strengthen and inform the membership. “I became involved with the HBA because it is a great service for local home builders and associated businesses, and also provides great networking,” she says. In her spare time, Grondahl stays busy with her three-year old son, Sterling, and enjoys CrossFit training, home restoration projects and refinishing old furniture.

Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction

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Valerie Fiske, Park Co. Realtors

Paul Lindemann, Lindemann Finish Carpentry, Inc.

Nate Lotvedt, Heritage Homes

Nancy Michelsen, Vivid Interiors

The Extra Mile Award is an honor created in 2000 by the HBA staff to recognize volunteers who always seem to be “going the extra mile” for the Association. Every two months, the staff chooses a “Member of the Month” to be featured in the Plains Builder. The “Extra Mile Award” winner is then chosen from these candidates at the end of the year. 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 willing to answer questions and offer guidance. • Being active in committee or board work for the HBA.

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HBA hosts World of Thanks event Jan. 8

The World of Thanks event was created to thank members for their support and contributions. Volunteers delivered membership packets for the New Year, including the 2013 Membership Directory & Consumer Guide and a window decal. More of these items are available at the HBA office if needed. The 2013 calendar of events was emailed 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 email info@hbafm.com.

World of Thanks most packets delivered Thank you!

Drew Likness................Chase Realty...................... 43 Brenda Martinson.........Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead............ 41 Nancy Kelly..................Heartland Labor................. 31 Granites Unlimited.................................................. 31

World of Thanks Volunteers Employees................................Accent Kitchen & Bath Perry Eidem............................Allied Building Products Ken Krajsa............................... Bell State Bank & Trust Dennis Schmidtke.................... Bell State Bank & Trust Dawn Schmitt.............................. Braaten Cabinets Inc. Toby Christensen... Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc. Trudy Wanner.......... Cass County Electric Cooperative Brad Morris.............................. Casselton Lumber, Inc. Jo Jensen.......................................... Ceramic Tileworks Drew Likness............................................ Chase Realty Peter Johnson.....................................Cornerstone Bank John Gunkelman.....Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Dan Lindquist....................Dan Lindquist Construction Sylvia Lunski.............................. Design Direction, Inc. Brenda Martinson.......................... Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead Clay Dietrich................................ Dietrich Homes, Inc. Jason Eid.................................... Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. Terry Lipp................................Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom Employees.......................................Granites Unlimited Harry Gilbertson............Harry Gilbertson Construction Nancy Kelly......................................... Heartland Labor Carlita Dietz.......................Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. Bob Kockman............Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Darrick Guthmiller....Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Kenneth Andersen................... KWA Constructors, Inc. Randy Cramer.................................. NAI North Central Jessica Grondahl.......................................Nodak Stores Valerie Fiske...................................... Park Co. Realtors Bruce Johnson..................................RE/MAX Realty 1 John Koerselman...........Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. Joey Johnson.............................Red River Electric, Inc. Bryce Vanderwerff....................Red River Electric, Inc. Larry Mayer...................................Solution Design Inc. Stan Birky........................Stan Birky Construction, Inc. Casey Beckerleg............................... Stenerson Lumber Scott Mollberg.................................. Stenerson Lumber John Rogalla..................................... Stenerson Lumber Carl Blank...............................Structural Materials, Inc. Devin Gaard.............................................TCI Insurance Todd Rasmussen....................................... Valley Lights Nancy Michelsen...........................Vivid Interiors, LLC

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Top: Randy Cramer, NAI North Central, helps himself to breakfast and coffee at the 2013 World of Thanks kick-off. Bottom: HBA President Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.; Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction; and Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust, get ready to deliver packets to fellow members.

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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.) Company Name Years Company Name Years American Federal Bank.................................................. 30 Olson’s Do It All Drywall................................................... 6 Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson....................... 18 Opp Construction........................................................... 22 Armstrong Construction & Precast Products, Inc............. 3 Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling Bert Hemm Construction................................................ 56 of the Lakes Area........................................................... 16 Choice Financial Group.................................................... 6 Petermann Plumbing & Heating Co................................ 31 Cole Wholesale Flooring................................................ 32 Pifer Auction & Realty - Terry Skjerseth, Realtor.............. 5 Curt Stensgard Construction............................................ 8 Precision Drafting & Design LLC...................................... 9 Fabricators Supply............................................................ 9 Prudential Premier Real Estate Fargo Linoleum Company.............................................. 56 - Mark Mason, Realtor...................................................... 5 Forbes Architectural Products, Inc.................................. 29 Quality Cabinets, Inc....................................................... 10 Gast Construction Co. Inc................................................. 9 RE/MAX Realty 1............................................................ 22 Goodin Company............................................................ 14 Rusco Window Company............................................... 50 Granite Transformations................................................... 3 Showplace Kitchens......................................................... 6 Hirshfield’s Paint............................................................... 7 Simonson Lumber.......................................................... 56 Innovation Development, Inc............................................ 8 Strand Floor Coverings..................................................... 3 Interstate Electric, LLC..................................................... 3 T.L. Stroh Architects.......................................................... 6 Joe Rents & Contractor Supplies..................................... 5 The Home Depot............................................................ 10 J-R Remodeling, Inc......................................................... 5 Trio Environmental Consulting, Inc................................... 5 KBW associates, inc....................................................... 12 TRN Abstract & Title....................................................... 12 Keller Williams Roers Realty.......................................... 10 Turn Key Construction, Inc................................................ 1 Kensok’s Hardwood Floors, Inc...................................... 19 Valley Landscaping......................................................... 13 Koenen Drywall.............................................................. 11 Vidger Business Consulting............................................ 26 Mathison’s...................................................................... 24 Vivid Interiors.................................................................... 1 Morris Painting & Decorating Inc...................................... 5 Wallner Staining............................................................. 26 Nelson Homes, Inc........................................................... 7 Weivoda Carpet.............................................................. 28 Nelson Outdoor Advertising........................................... 14 Wendt Custom Cabinets & Countertops.......................... 6

Update your HBA Membership Directory & Consumer Guide Non-renewal: Sculpture by Design • Associate • Brenda Thibodo • (218) 232-0372 Kiedrowski continued from page 24

company that stresses quality and client satisfaction. I’m a perfectionist and I can’t walk away from a job that doesn’t meet my standards.” Although the original focus was on new-home concrete and framing, and steel-building construction, Kiedrowski Construction now focuses more on agricultural construction. It does concrete foundations and flatwork for buildings, grain bins and grain handling systems. Christian and Joseph work with project owners and engineers to help design foundations for custom projects. However, they still do some residential or commercial foundations and flatwork. Their framing crew does steel erection and wood framing, and are capable of everything from steel buildings to complex custom home framing. Kiedrowski Construction has just finished its best year and aims to pursue interests in the local residential and commercial markets. Christian loves being outdoors and having a change of scenery with each new job that he does. He also enjoys meeting new people in the industry and interacting with project owners. “I feel it is gratifying to see a job completed and to walk away with a happy and satisfied client,” he says. According to Christian, one of the challenges facing the

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industry today is sustainability. “Ás an outdoor enthusiast, I am also an environmentalist. The construction industry traditionally has a bad rep in respect to being green. It has come a long way, but in my opinion, still has far to go,” he says. The three areas he is most interested in are reducing construction waste, developing new environmentally friendly materials, and incorporating more natural space in developments. Although there are many economic barriers to overcome, Kiedrowski Construction is becoming more aware of the issues, and that is a great start. Christian first heard about the HBA through friends and colleagues in the industry. He said they had good things to say which prompted him to do research, and eventually join the HBA. Although he hasn’t had a chance to get involved yet, he is interested in joining the public issues committee, and playing in the Golf Outing. He sees the HBA as an opportunity for Kiedrowski Construction to be an active member of the community and as an avenue in which they are able to contribute. Kiedrowski Construction LLC 2441 Great Northern Dr. N. Ste. 1• Fargo, N.D. 58102 (701) 367-6355

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HBA of F-M New Member Report Outdoor Concepts, LLC

The Color Wheel

Painting & Staining - Supplier Tony Swartz 4000 Main Ave., Ste E Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 478-3303 Sponsor: Sylvia Lunski Design Direction, Inc.

Legacy Hardwood Floors Flooring - Contractor Brian Studt 1101 7th St. W. West Fargo, ND 58078 (701) 799-1795 Sponsor: Drew Likness Chase Realty

Concrete & Cement - Supplier; Sand & Gravel - Supplier Randy Brogren 1914 19th St. S. Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 235-1994 Sponsor: John Koerselman Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc.

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Abstracting & Titles Jeanna Yaggie 3303 Fiechtner Dr. S. Ste 110 Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 271-8458 Sponsor: Dan Doeden Alerus Financial

Back Your PAC Send a personal check for $20.13 to NDAB-PAC today! Make housing “one voice stronger,� and join Club 2013.

Join a committee in 2013! Stay connected with your HBA Your HBA of F-M is here to support you. Not only do you make the Association what it is, but we rely on people like you to serve on committees to ensure the HBA of F-M is always moving in the right direction to best serve the membership. Whether you are interested in public issues, events, education or membership development and retention, we have a committee for you. For more details on any committee, contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846 or at allisonw@hbafm.com.

Questions? Contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846 or info@hbafm.com.

2013 Membership Drive Contenders (November 2012 - October 2013) The members below have kicked off the 2013 Membership Drive with great recruitment efforts. Each member who recruits at least one new member between Nov. 1, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2013 will be placed into a drawing for prizes at the end of 2013.

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Tyrone Leslie................................Heritage Homes...................................................................................... 2 Dave Anderson ............................Dave Anderson Construction................................................................... 1 Terry Becker.................................Terry Becker Construction, LLC............................................................... 1 Dan Doeden.................................Alerus Financial....................................................................................... 1 Bruce Johnson.............................RE/MAX Realty 1..................................................................................... 1 John Koerselman.........................Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc............................................. 1 Ken Krajsa....................................Bell State Bank & Trust............................................................................ 1 Drew Likness................................Chase Realty........................................................................................... 1 Terry Lipp.....................................Ferguson Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Showroom........................................ 1 Sylvia Lunski................................Design Direction, Inc................................................................................ 1 Dawn Stoneberg..........................Roers Construction & Development........................................................ 1 Thank you to all members for your recruiting and retention efforts!

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Calendar of Events • February 2013 Feb. 5..........Education Committee.................................................. 8 a.m. Feb. 5-6......NDAB Board & Legislative Reception.................... Bismarck Feb. 6..........Minnesota Contractor Continuing Education.......... 8:30 a.m. Feb. 7..........GMM: ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off..........Western Products, Inc., 5 p.m. Feb. 8..........Events Committee.................................................. 8:15 a.m. Feb. 11........New Member Development/Retention Committee........noon Feb. 12........HBA of F-M Board of Directors................................. 11 a.m. Feb. 14........Public Issues Committee...................................... 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14........PAC Committee.................................................... 12:30 p.m. Feb. 19........Lunch & Learn ‘Erosion & Sediment Control’...... 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20-21...RRV Home & Garden Show Move-In..................Fargodome Feb. 22-24...RRV Home & Garden Show................................Fargodome Feb. 25........RRV Home & Garden Show Move-Out...............Fargodome Feb. 26-27................................................................. HBA of F-M Closed

Advertiser Index

ACME TOOLS.......................................................................................17 Aggregate Industries.............................................................................26 Bell State Bank & Trust.........................................................................19 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND...............................................................19 Butler Machinery Co.............................................................................22 BW Insurance Agency...........................................................................22 Camrud-Foss Concrete.........................................................................21 Carpet World.........................................................................................21 Cass County Abstract Co......................................................................19 Cass County Electric Cooperative........................................................20 Coldwell Banker......................................................................................7 Crane Johnson Lumber Co...................................................................40 Dakota Gypsum....................................................................................21 Dawson Insurance................................................................................27 Goodin Company..................................................................................39 Hauck & Buchholz Drywall, Inc...............................................................7 Lamperts Yards.....................................................................................23 Marvin Windows & Doors - Integrity Windows......................................32 Mid-States Truss...................................................................................40 Minnkota Windows, Inc............................................................................2 Nodak Stores........................................................................................22 Northland Truss Systems......................................................................34 Property Resources Group...................................................................14 Rigels, Inc..............................................................................................27 Stenerson Lumber................................................................................19 The Title Company................................................................................19 Western Products, Inc.............................................................................7 Xcel Energy.............................................................................................3 Interested in advertising? Contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com

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Guess Who Revealed! Guess Who! is a feature every month. We will run a childhood photo of an HBA board member, HBC trustee, Health Plan Trustee, committee chairperson or staff member. January’s Guess Who! Hints: • He grew up in Casselton, N.D. • Started helping out at his current employer at the age of four! • Has a beautiful wife, Emily, and two girls, Carli and Kendra. • Besides family and work, he is passionate about playing drums for Hope Lutheran Church.

Answer: Carl Blank Structural Materials, Inc.

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Winner: Lisa Spriggs M & J Construction of Moorhead, Inc.

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Minnesota State Community & Technical College 1900 28th Ave S Moorhead, MN 56560 Power Limited for Data & Communications The Power Limited Technician Continuing Education course will cover eight hours of power limited standards and codes from BICSI standard practices for communication and data wiring. Two hours of this course is dedicated to code, with the remaining six hours being other/technical issues. About the instructor: Keith Hagen was an instructor in the telecommunications systems technician program on the M State Wadena campus from 1998 - 2009. He continues to instruct for M State’s custom training group in a number of related areas, as well as performing adjunct work for other MnSCU colleges.

REGISTER NOW! Power Limited Technician Continuing Education NAME_ _______________________________ License #: _______________________ NAME_ _______________________________ License #: _______________________ NAME_ _______________________________ License #: _______________________

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Due to circumstances beyond the HBA of F-M’s control, finalization of the 2012 year-end building permit report has been delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will distribute the report by email as soon as possible.  


February 2013 Plains Builder  

The HBA of F-M's monthly member magazine.

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