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HBA Family Picnic Aug. 15, Rheault Farm See page 20.

HBA leaders travel to

Washington, D.C. See page 15.


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. BRYCE JOHNSON Publisher

KRISTA MUND & MARIAH WENAAS Editing, Photography, Design

HBA of F-M Staff BRYCE JOHNSON JENNY ERICKSON KRISTA MUND MICHAEL OBACH AMANDA OHLSEN ALISON STREYLE ALLISON WECKMAN MARIAH WENAAS

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

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 Bell State Bank & Trust (Life Director and NDAB Associate National Director) JOHN MAHAN Mahan Construction, Inc. (Life Director)

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Features

8 Students, instructor call Academy ‘awesome,’ ‘great opportunity’ 10 Local dignitaries proclaim June Homeownership Month 11 NDAB board meets in Medora 15 NAHB builders meet in the nation’s Capitol 16 Meet Your HBA Board: Robin Swanson 17 HBA of F-M wins Association Excellence Awards 18 June Golf Outing Highlights 23 Fall Home Show booth reservations are open 24 Member profiles: Rempro of Moorhead, EZ Open Garage Door 26 Remodelers Council Focus: ABC Seamless 26 Remodeled Home Tour: Entries due July 17 27 Practical advice for residential fall protection measures now required by OSHA 29 Home Builders Care partners with Rebuilding Together 32 Cully’s Kids aims to raise $1 million for Sanford ‘Cully’s Kids Cabin’ 33 Committee Accomplishments 34 NAWIC #246 celebrates! 35 Economic forecast for second half of 2013: Sunny with cloudy periods

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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 24 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

Helgeson

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• First Class Mortgage, Inc. in Fargo has hired Laura Helgeson and Leah Hendricks as mortgage processors. • Kayla Koropatnicki has been promoted to mortgage loan originator at Choice Financial. • Moore Engineering, Inc., West Fargo, has hired six employees: Betsy Dvorak, administrative assistant; Christopher Dahlsad, instrument operator; Debra Lee, receptionist; Andrew Krog, project engineer; Kara Johnson, human resources assistant; and Mark Hutchinson, survey crew chief. • S & S Promotional Group, Inc., Fargo, has hired Michelle Slagle as the office manager, Darlene Larson as sales support and Christina Marier as a sales assistant. • Roers’ Construction and Development, Inc., Fargo, has hired Melissa Rydell as a property manager and David Taylor as a purchasing specialist. • Northwestern Bank has promoted Matthew Thomason to executive vice president of business banking and Jessica Mears to executive vice president of retail banking at its Moorhead location and Cheryl Strand to executive vice president of operations and Danielle Becker to customer service representative III at its Dilworth location. • BlackRidgeBANK has hired Brent Herman as a credit analyst, Nicole Pritchard as a customer service representative, Dana Rinke as a commercial banking assistant/ credit analyst, Savannah Heiser as a customer service representative/ teller and Sam Schmid as a teller at its West Fargo location and

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Julianna Baartman as a teller at its Fargo location. • Trina Michels has joined Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo, as technology consulting manager. • CornerStone Bank, Fargo, has promoted Tom Boyer to senior vice president mortgage banking, Nan Fort to assistant vice president senior underwriter, Peter Johnson to assistant vice president mortgage loan officer, Liza Swedberg to customer service representative/ teller and Dave Ouradnik to vice president mortgage loan officer. • Cass County Electric Cooperative, Fargo, has hired Sarah Masseth as a member care representative and Wanda Throlson as administrative assistant of engineering operations. • Nor-Son Inc. has hired Larry Petron as director of project controls and Brittany Schomaker as a field engineer. • Jennifer Decker has been hired as an account manager for commercial lines at TCI Insurance, West Fargo. • Kristal Kadrie has joined the law firm of Erik R. Johnson and Associates Ltd., Fargo. • Cornelius (Connie) Kooren has joined the realty team at AM Realtors. • Bremer Bank has appointed Russ Erickson to president and chief executive officer for the Fargo Charter. • Bell State Bank & Trust has hired Jon Eisert as a credit officer and Paul DeBoer as a vice president/ private banking officer. Awards & Accolades • M & J Construction of Moorhead, Inc.’s remodel of a single-family Moorhead home has earned the Remodeler Project of the Quarter award from CertainTeed Corp. • American Family Insurance agent Chris Rasmussen-Harvey has been named and All American Agent by American Family Insurance Group.

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• The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has appointed Gate City Bank Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Swiontek as a member of the Mutual Savings Associations Advisory Committee.

Nominations open for Builder, Associate of the Year

Each Fall, the HBA of F-M presents Builder and Associate of the Year awards at its Annual Membership Meeting in October. A committee made up of past winners and HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson is now accepting nominations for consideration. Contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846 or info@hbafm.com, if you have suggestions.

Give to NDAB-PAC and support housing!

NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ political action committee which supports prohousing candidates. 2x2014 is NDABPAC’s new campaign which will make it easier for you to give! We are asking for new members to join NDAB-PAC, and you can do so by giving as little as $20 to support the cause. By becoming a 2x2014 member, you are investing in the future of your business and the housing industry. With even a small donation of $20 you will personally help to make home building stronger! If you would like to be a part of 2x2014, contact Mike Obach at (701) 232-5846 or mike@hbafm.com.

Fall Parade of Homes: Sept. 7-8, 14-15

The HBA of F-M’s 14th annual Fall Parade of Homes is set for Sept. 7-8 and 14-15. Entry forms have been mailed out to all HBA Builder members and are due to the HBA office no later than 4 p.m. July 17. See a full list of homes in the August issue. The Spring Parade had an outstanding turnout and hopes are high for the same result to come from the Fall Parade. HBA leaders would love to see all HBA Builder members involved on the Parade. Please contact Alison at (701) 232-5846 or alison@ Briefs con’t on next page

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News Briefs Second quarter permit report will be included as an insert in next month’s issue of the Plains Builder. Briefs con’t from previous page

hbafm.com with any questions. Parade sponsorship is available! Contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for more details on sponsorship options.

HBA seeks sponsors for the Fall Home Show

The HBA of F-M seeks sponsors for its Fall Home Show Sept. 27-28 at Scheels Arena. The Fall Home Show features over 80 exhibitors and attracts 1,000-3,000 consumers each year. The HBA promotes Fall Home Show sponsors through signage and inclusion in show advertising (print, radio and television). Contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

Last chance to attend the 2012 IRC update

Ron Strand, Fargo Inspections Administrator, will give his last class on the updated International Residence Code 9 – 11 a.m. July 30 at the Cass County Electric Cooperative Community Room, 3312 42nd St. S., Fargo. Strand’s class will focus on significant changes to the code, along with Fargo’s amendments. He will also update attendees on the International Energy Conservation Code and Chapter 11 residential energy provisions of the IRC. Fargo City Commission is set to vote on the 2012 IRC adoption soon, and implementation within the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction will follow. To register, contact Mariah Wenaas at (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm. com. Cost is free to HBA members.

Ride, contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

HBA welcomes nominations for board of directors

It will soon be time to elect members to serve on the HBA of F-M board of directors. The directors with terms expiring at the end of 2013 are: Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., and Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes. Guthmiller will remain on the board as an exofficio for an additional year, serving as immediate past president. The following board members are up for re-election: Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom; Todd Rasmussen, Valley Lights; and Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting. The HBA has formed a committee to discuss possible nominations for the two open Builder positions being vacated by Guthmiller and Leslie. Call (701) 232-5846 or send an email to info@hbafm.com, if you have suggestions or interest.

Contractor appreciation event July 24 Contractors, mark your calendars to attend the HBA of F-M’s Muddy Boots Picnic July 24 sponsored by Rigels, Inc. Bring your crew for a free meal of brats, potato salad and chips on the HBA lawn. Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance with the number of those attending: (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com.

Thank you Sponsor!

Charity Ride scheduled for Aug. 17

The Home Builders Care motorcycle/classic car ride is set for Aug. 17. Proceeds from the ride will benefit the Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation. Get out your motorcycles, classic cars and street rods and start buffing. Summer is here! If you are interested in receiving information about the 2013 Charity

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Remodeling Show in Chicago Oct. 15-18 The Remodeling Show is the only national event serving the residential remodeling segment of the construction industry. It is a full-service event, complete with the

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GuessWho! Each month we will run a childhood photo of an: • HBA board member • HBC trustee • Health Plan trustee • committee chairperson • 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. Guess Who challenge will return next month. See page 38 to find who the April and June Guess Who! are. 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.

latest and greatest products, one-onone discussions with manufacturers’ technical experts and shop talk with other remodeling professionals. Visit www.remodelingshow.com for details.

IBS registration opens in September

Member registration for the 2014 International Builders Show Feb. 4-6, in Las Vegas, will open in early September. It’s never too early to start planning. IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show will co-locate beginning in 2014! Visit www. buildersshow.com for more details or contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com.

HBA of F-M offers discount program through Verizon Wireless

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead has partnered with Verizon Wireless to offer a discount program for Builder members. Builder members may be eligible to receive 22 percent off monthly access calling plan fees, plus more! To take advantage of this discount, go to www.mynpp.com and click “Join now.” After registration, you will receive a username and password with instructions to receive the discount. If you have questions, contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846

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HBA of F-M President’s Message HBA members discuss home building issues in Washington: PAC funds vital to Darrick Guthmiller advocacy efforts

value the building industry. In addition, NDAB uses your contribution to elect legislators who will support us at the state level and NAHB works on your behalf on the federal level. When you are asked to give a donation, remember that we are all working toward the same goal: to keep the building industry strong. Any amount is welcome and appreciated! Your donation to PAC must be personal and noncorporate. Consider putting it on your personal credit card. NDAB can charge your card up to four installments over the year. We are trying to make contributing as painless as possible.

June was filled with your HBA of F-M doing what it does best: political advocacy. Being your voice with local, What companies are you working with that state and national government is the reason this Association could be great HBA members? was founded, and remains the core reason why we exist. There are times when Membership Coordinator Allison Several members traveled to Washington, D.C., last month Weckman calls a current member for a reference on a new as part of the National Association of Home Builders’ member application, and the current member tells her Spring Board of Directors Meeting and Legislative it never even occurred to him or Conference. We met with all of her to promote HBA membership. our Congressional representatives, Take a minute to think about those carrying messages extremely companies you do business with. important to your business: flood If you find one that is not a protection for the F-M area and the member, and you wonder if he or federal mortgage interest deduction, she should be, call the HBA staff are two prominent examples. to make sure that company fits Several of us also took part in the membership guidelines. If it the North Dakota Association of does, Allison will gladly send an Builders board of directors meeting information packet out or contact and golf tournament last month, the individual. Contact her at (701) discussing the results of this year’s 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com legislative session and NDAB’s for more information. North Dakota Association of Builder’s plans for the 2015 session (and in August picnic filled with fun members at the Spring Board meeting in between)! Washington, D.C. for all On a sad note, we have learned We have a fun-filled event that NDAB Executive Officer Doreen Riedman has taken coming up Aug. 15 with our family picnic at Rheault Farm. a new job with AARP. We’d like to extend sincere best This is a casual, festive event featuring inflatable games for wishes to her, her husband Bill, and son, Matthew, as the kids and lots of other activities, including bean bags and she moves on to new opportunities. On a lighter note, we ladder ball. I encourage you to bring your family, friends welcome NDAB Communications Director Stacey Lang and spouses to the event. We go light on the business and and Williston Area Builders Association Executive Officer heavy on the socializing, food and fun. Jessica Taylor to the North Dakota building industry Fall Parade of Homes, Remodeled Home Tour, family! Fall Home Show will be here soon… As you know, the HBA of F-M was extremely active at Your HBA is already busy planning fall events. Mark this year’s North Dakota legislative session, and we have your calendar for the 14th annual Fall Parade of Homes continued to build on many relationships with legislators Sept. 7-8 and 14-15. Now in its second year, the Remodeled who make decisions about your livelihood. (Read full Home Tour is held in conjunction with the Fall Parade recaps of both the state and national meetings on pages 11 Sept. 14-15. See next month’s issue for a listing of homes and 15.) featured in this year’s event and for more information NDAB’s political action committee is key to strong about the events and sponsorships. Remodeled Home Tour relationships with elected officials. If you haven’t already information can be found on page 26. given to PAC this year, I encourage you to contribute. Booth space is available for the Fall Home Show Sept. These funds allow your local and state HBAs to support 27-28 at its new location: Scheels Arena! It will spotlight candidates who are friendly to the housing industry. home improvement companies and feature great speakers. For those of you who have generously opened your For those of you who have not exhibited in the past, take pocketbooks, thank you! I encourage every member of our Association to do his or her part to support our PAC efforts. another look! Check out page 23 for more information about the show and sponsorships. Contact Alison Streyle at Thirty percent of each donation to NDAB-PAC comes (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com for details. back to the HBA of F-M to support local candidates who Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.

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HBA begins ad sales for next F-M Area Housing Development Map

Take advantage of a great opportunity to promote your company and/or developments to thousands of consumers. The HBA of F-M has again partnered with E&M Consulting to produce a map featuring new developments/subdivisions in Cass and Clay Counties. The map locates developments/subdivisions, gives detailed directions, contact name and number and has an amenity listing. Distribution will be through the Parade

of Homes, Home Shows, members, HBA functions, Realtor offices, model homes, builders, developers, banks, mortgage companies, advertisers’ locations and in relocation packets. The map has proven to be very popular with the home-buying public. Please contact Justin Olson, E&M Consulting, at (800) 572-0011 with any questions or to reserve ad space.

Moorhead extends business hours for peak construction season Through Oct. 31 the city of Moorhead provides expanded office hours for development services (building codes, engineering, and community development/

neighborhood services). Hours will be 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday. This is more than a 20 percent increase in service hours each week. The additional hours of operation recognize that contractors and do-ityourself homeowners take advantage of the daylight and warm weather to maximize the construction season. Employees will stagger work schedules so that no overtime or additional staff is needed to accommodate this change.

FEMA basement exception in question for F-M area

Currently, a Federal Emergency Management Agency-granted basement exception allows many homes along the Red River corridor to be exempt from expensive flood insurance premiums. However, passage of the Biggert-Waters Act for National Flood Insurance could cause current stipulations to be phased out soon, potentially including the basement exception policy. Your HBA is coordinating with North Dakota and Minnesota federal legislators’ staffs to address this issue and advocate for the basement exception’s continuation. Stay tuned. If you have questions or concerns, contact Mike Obach at (701) 232-5846 or mike@hbafm.com.

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Students, instructor call Academy ‘awesome,’ ‘great opportunity’ by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

Nineteen students participated in the 16th annual Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades last month; it was one of the highest-attended sessions in the Academy’s history. Supervised by certified instructors, students learn about the different trades straight from the professionals. Contractors donate their time to work with the students each day on sheds, interior “pods” and other hands-on activities like pouring concrete, masonry, electrical and plumbing. Jose Chavez, a recent high-school graduate from Leonard, N.D., says, “My favorite parts were the shed framing and masonry. Masonry is really challenging because of the detail, but your work can shine through in the finished product. The Academy opens up your eyes to what you do want to do in the construction field, and what you don’t. You get to meet new kids, and it’s a blast.” Chavez received a $500 scholarship from Home Builders Care Foundation and a $1,000 scholarship from the North Dakota State College of Science. He plans to attend NDSCS this fall and enroll in the building construction technology program. Jacob Ochsner, a recent high school graduate from Glyndon, Minn., received a $1,000 scholarship to Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead. He will study construction management and hopes to work with his father in the family’s excavation business. “I learned about all the components of how building a house works,” Ochsner says. “My favorite part was when one of the speakers went through and broke down the steps of building a house and showed the percentages of how a house can be more or less energy efficient, depending on how it’s constructed.” He called the Academy a “great opportunity,” and recommends it to other high school students interested in the industry. “It gives you a leg up on the competition with three college credits, and it’s a lot of fun,” he says. This Academy was M State Carpentry Instructor Dave Kraemer’s first year coordinating the event. “I think it went very well,” he says. “I was totally amazed at the program itself and what the students get out of it. The chance for them to work with those professionals, hands-on, is second-to-none. Wow! What an awesome

opportunity for high school kids to learn about the trades. They will have a jump start on anyone else because they’ve been able to learn some actual practical applications in the field.”

More about the Academy…

The two-week Academy, held each June at M State in Moorhead, is open to North Dakota and Minnesota high school students ages 15 and older. Students who successfully complete the Academy will earn three college credits from M State. Find out more by calling (701) 2325846, emailing info@hbafm.com, visiting www.hbcfm.com or visiting www.facebook.com/TradesAcademy. Sponsorship of the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades is provided by: M State-Moorhead, HBA of F-M and Home Builders Care Foundation.

Special thanks to ACME TOOLS Roers’ Construction and Development, Inc. Structural Materials for donating gifts to this year’s graduates!

Thank you 2013 Herdina Academy Adopt-A-Student sponsors! • Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction • Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC • George Blank, Structural Materials, Inc. • Kade Bussinger, Network Cabling Services, Inc. • Chuck Chadwick, Moorhead Community & Technical College Foundation • Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc. • John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. • Ryan Hoss, Baker Nursery Gardens • Dave Kraemer, Dave Kraemer Cabinets & Construction • M State Carpentry Program • Dawn Stoneberg, Roers’ Construction and Development, Inc. • Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door, Inc. • Mark Wentz, Red River Electric, Inc.

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Scholarship Winners & Academy Highlights

Left: Home Builders Care Foundation President Chad Maloy, Gate City Bank, presents Jose Chavez with scholarships from HBC and NDSCS. Right: Moorhead Community & Technical College Foundation Executive Director Chuck Chadwick presents Jacob Ochsner with a scholarship to M State. Left: 2013 Herdina students pose with a sign they made out of PVC pipe while working in the plumbing lab.

Right: Students stop for a picture after finishing concrete work.

Left: Students and Duane Krieger, New Creations Construction, Inc., take a break from roofing the shed.

Right: Students work hands-on with local contractors specializing in roofing, flooring, siding, masonry and plumbing. Mike Lemke, Lemke Home Improvements, Inc., is pictured.

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2013 Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades Suppliers and Volunteers Accent Contracting ACME TOOLS Aggregate Industries-North Central Region Allied Building Products Corp. Border States Electric Supply Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr., Inc. Crane Johnson Lumber Company Dakota Supply Group Dave Anderson Construction Drywall Supply Central Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom Godfather’s Pizza Heritage Homes Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc. Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Lavelle Company Lemke Home Improvements, Inc. Minnesota State Community & Technical College Moorhead Community & Technical College Foundation North Dakota State College of Science New Creations Construction, Inc. Northland Truss Systems, Inc. Opatril Concrete Construction Inc. Red River Electric, Inc. Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc. Roers’ Construction and Development, Inc. Sig Olson & Sons Plastering, Inc. Solutions Stenerson Lumber Structural Materials, Inc. Twin City Garage Door, Inc. Western Products, Inc.

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Local dignitaries proclaim June Homeownership Month

for their unwavering commitment to increasing and expanding the affordable housing market in their respective communities. He emphasized the fact that there are a wide variety of houses and developments available, and that by Michael Obach, Public Affairs Coordinator volume combined with low interest rates and banks willing Mayors of Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo signed a proclamation June 12 at a Lake Agassiz Habitat for to lend, have contributed to the local housing market experiencing a strong upturn. Humanity Build, 707 17th St. N. in Moorhead, designating The focus of National June as Homeownership Month Homeownership Month is to for each city. recognize efforts to strengthen Press conference attendees communities and to give included Dilworth Mayor Chad countless American families the Olson; Fargo Mayor Dennis information necessary to achieve Walaker; Moorhead Mayor Mark their dream of homeownership. Voxland; West Fargo Mayor Contributing to a strong Rich Mattern; Lake Agassiz economy, home ownership Habitat for Humanity Director enriches families and has come Rob Rich and HBA of F-M to symbolize the realization of President Darrick Guthmiller, the American Dream. Home Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. equity accounts for more than The event was coordinated half of the total net wealth of with other organizations Dilworth Mayor Chad Olson reads the the typical home-owning family, involved in housing, such as Homeownership Month proclamation while Fargo making homeownership the the F-M Area Association of Mayor Dennis Walaker, West Fargo Mayor Rich primary source of a household’s Realtors, Lake Agassiz Habitat Mattern, Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland, and HBA net worth and the fundamental President Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers for Humanity and local city first step toward accumulating Homes, Inc., look on. governments, in cooperation personal wealth. Also, new with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban residential construction generates approximately 8,990 fullDevelopment. time jobs in the F-M area, rivaling Microsoft and US Bank. President Guthmiller thanked the local city leaders

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Public Issues Report of Area Affairs NDAB board meets in Medora by Michael Obach, Public Affairs Coordinator

HBA of F-M members Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc.; Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.; John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; Paul Krabbenhoft, Coldwell Banker First Realty; Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc., along with Bryce Johnson, executive vice president and Mike Obach, public affairs coordinator, traveled to historic Medora to attend the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Spring Board of Directors meeting in June. The meeting was at the Rough Riders Hotel and involved discussions on a variety of topics: issues covered and lessons learned from the National Association of Home Builders Legislative Conference in Washington D.C.; state and International Code hearings; upcoming educational and training events and opportunities; and state and federal N.D. Rep. Nancy Johnson legislative recaps. golfed with the HBA of F-M’s It was decided that NDAB will continue Public Affairs Coordinator Mike efforts to advocate for property tax abatement Obach and Executive Vice and the Mortgage Interest Deduction. A report President Bryce Johnson. on updating NDAB’s website was given by NDAB Executive Officer Doreen Riedman. There was a lengthy discussion on how builders associations take part in mentoring programs with their local institutes of education. The board also voted to endorse Granger MacDonald of Texas for NAHB Third Vice Chair. The following day, the Bogey with the Builders golf tournament was held at Bully Pulpit Golf Course as a Meghan Everngam, BUILD-PAC, fundraiser for NDAB-PAC. Sixteen joins NDAB President Jason Eid, teams competed in the scramble and Eid-Co. Buildings, Inc., Executive were able to admire the wonderful Officer Doreen Riedman and NDAB scenery at one of North Dakota’s most Communications Director Stacey pristine golf locales. Lang.

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HBA members have Moorhead’s ear, city hosts meetings for Builders

by Lisa Vatnsdal, Moorhead Neighborhood Services Manager

The city of Moorhead held three Lunch & Learn sessions in May and June to talk with HBA of F-M Builder members about housing opportunities in Moorhead. The city’s staff and council members appreciate the candid, constructive dialog and industry insights from approximately 30 members who participated in the meetings. Our shared goals are clear: Moorhead building opportunities for HBA members result in growth and economic opportunities within the city of Moorhead. Builders heard the latest updates regarding new housing incentives and financing programs, Moorhead’s favorable flood protection status and recent development activity. If you weren’t able to make one of the meetings, check out www. makemoorheadhome.com for the latest on Moorhead’s housing incentives, including: • Make Moorhead Home Property Tax Rebate (applies to FULL building value for two years, no limit); • First & New Loans for special assessment financing; • Welcome Home passes for new construction buyers (free golf membership and family recreation programs for 12 months); • Minnesota Housing Start Up and Step Up mortgages and expanded down payment options. HBA staff and members remain in close communication with Moorhead officials to monitor and work together to address legislative and code differences between our metro border cities to foster a strong building climate in Moorhead.

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News from the North Dakota Association of Builders Future codes could President’s add $42K to a home Message

Over 20 representatives of the North Dakota Association of Builders and local associations participated in the National Association of Home Builders’ Legislative Conference on June 5 in Washington, D.C. The Jason Eid top priorities for the Legislative NDAB President, Eid-Co Buildings, Conference were: Inc. • Tax reform. To meet the nation’s growing need for affordable rental housing and homeownership opportunities, NAHB members urged Congress to maintain its support for vital housing tax incentives, including the mortgage interest deduction. Builders also emphasized that the Low Income Housing Tax Credit is essential to ensure that lower-income families have access to safe, decent and affordable housing. • Housing finance reform. With Congress preparing to address the future of the nation’s housing finance system and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, NAHB continued to advocate that any restructuring provides for a reliable and adequate flow of credit for home buyers and that the federal government plays an appropriate role in backing up the housing finance system.

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Bogey with the Builders Sponsors The 16th Annual Bogey with the Builders state golf tournament at Bully Pulpit Golf Course was a great success! Special thanks to our sponsors. Platinum Sponsors Builders* • Bismarck-Mandan Home • Sam’s Club - Bismarck Builders Association* Bronze Sponsors • Home Builders • Bell State Bank and Association of FargoTrust* Moorhead* • Bremer Bank* • Lyons Concrete • Butler Machinery Co.* Construction • Forx Builders • Montana Dakota Association* Utilities* • Hebron Brick & Block • RDO Equipment Supply* Company* • Kirkwood Bank and • State Auto Insurance/ Trust* Dawson Insurance* • ND Guaranty & Title Gold Sponsor Co.* • KLJ • North Dakota Housing Silver Sponsors Finance Agency* • American Insurance • Roughrider Electric Center Cooperative • Bank of North Dakota* • Williston Area Builders • Innovative Foundation Association* Supportworks Golf Hole Sponsor • Miller Insulation Co., • Dickinson Area Builders Inc. Association • Minot Association of * denotes NDAB annual sponsors

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We are working with National Association of Home Builders to defeat proposals for the 2015 International Codes that together could add as much as $42,000 to the cost of building a new home. NAHB is trying to ensure Doreen Riedman that the International Code Council’s NDAB Executive (ICC) model building codes include Officer only provisions that benefit home buyers’ health and safety within a reasonable payback period – and not 15, 20 and even 40 years, as some of the proposed code changes would. The voting is done to a great degree by local building officials this October in Atlantic City, and we need to convey our positions to these folks. Go to www.nahb.org/2015codes to learn more. You can also contact Neil Burning, NAHB’s construction, codes & standards vice president, at (800) 368-5242 ext. 8564.

Saying good-bye, moving on...to AARP!

For the past 16 years, I’ve had the privilege of serving as the executive officer of the North Dakota Association of Builders. I’ve accepted the position of associate state director – community outreach with AARP North Dakota, and I am excited to begin my new career there July 22. Thank you all for the support and dedication you’ve shown over the years we’ve worked together in moving the state and local associations forward. It has been a great working relationship and the friendships I’ve made I will treasure forever. Bill, Matthew and I have been fortunate to be a part of this family and we’ve been glad to know many of your families as well. NDAB is positively positioned for the future on a number of levels, including having a very capable, wellsuited communications director, Stacey Lang, who will be an asset moving forward. We have strong relationships with our housing partner groups across the state and nation. The association and NDAB-PAC are in strong financial positions, and we just completed a productive board meeting and successful golf tourney. We are well-respected by elected officials and legislators, and can be proud of the strong presence we have at the Capitol and with our congressional delegation. It’s been so great getting to know so many of you wonderful members over the years, and I hope our paths continue to cross. It’s been a great run and I wish you all the best.

NDAB hires communications director, Stacey Lang

Stacey Lang joined North Dakota Association of Builders in late April, and brings a wide range of experience and talents to the organization. She was the marketing manager at The Bismarck Tribune, and is a native of Turtle Lake, N.D. She and her husband, Mitch, have two boys, Conner and Jacob. Welcome!

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News from around the state...

a monthly briefing from the North Dakota Association of Builders on news from each local association

Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association • (701) 222-2400 Roxy Jacobson, Executive Officer • www.bmhba.com

• With a goal of doubling our number of PAC contributors by January, 2014, we are proud to host our annual PAC golf tournament July 16. The tournament will be at Hawktree Golf Course with registration starting at 11 a.m. Registration is $100 per person. All proceeds benefit NDAB-PAC/ BUILD-PAC. Golfers and non-golfers alike are encouraged to make a donation to keep the voice of the housing industry strong. • The Annual Sporting Clay Shoot is set for Aug. 29 at Capitol City Sporting Clays. Join us for a fun day out on the course, followed by a barbeque and prizes. • Builders and subcontractors, get ready for the Fall Parade of Homes Sept. 2629! Pre-commitments will be sent out in July with contracts due in August. • We’re mixing up some of our events this fall with two events in October – a family-friendly night at the Pumpkin Patch and a networking social. More information will be available as the dates draw closer.

Dickinson Area Builders Association • (701) 483-0044 Irene Schafer, Executive Officer • www.dickinsonareabuilders.com • Our Golf Scramble is July 25. We are inviting other local association members to come and enjoy golf in Dickinson. This is our only organized PAC fundraising event. Free meal and beverages. What a deal! A flyer will come out soon with more details. • Our annual picnic is scheduled for Aug. 14. Again, everyone is welcome. • We will award scholarships in the next few weeks.

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

• July 16 Builders After Hours will be hosted by Tim Shea’s Nursery from 5 -7 p.m. • Plans are underway for our annual golf outing which will be held at the King’s Walk Golf Course Sept. 5.

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

• Proposed Zoning Ordinance Upd0ate revisions have been completed and final review is underway. • The Past Presidents’ Golf Tourney is set for Aug. 13.

Williston Area Builders Association • (701) 572-5744 Jessica Taylor, Executive Officer • www.willistonbuilders.com

• The Parade of Homes committee is talking to members in our community to receive support either via Builders exhibiting in the first Annual Parade or any member wishing to advertise. Deadline is Aug. 1 for those interested. • Thank you to NDAB for an amazing board meeting and golf outing this past June 17-18 in Medora! Special thanks to Doreen Riedman and Stacey Lang for putting it together!

Don’t leave money on the table: check out member rebate program

No one likes to leave money on the table. So, what 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.

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.

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News from the Builders Association of Minnesota 2013 Minn. session concludes The 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session concluded at midnight May 20. BAM has prepared a New Law Summary for members, so look for that in your inbox. Below is a summary of the above-the-fold issues BAM worked on all session.

Sprinklers

The majority of legislators get it: homes built today are the safest in the marketplace and sprinklers are a costly mandate that remove home owner choice. Bipartisan support to prohibit this costly mandate became abundantly clear this session. From a stand-alone bill introduced by Minn. Rep. FitzSimmons (R-Albertville) to Sen. Senjem’s (R-Rochester) unrelenting quest to amend bills including: Sen. Tomassoni’s (DFL-Chisholm) Omnibus Jobs Bill and Sen. Schmidt’s (DFL-Red Wing) Game and Fish Bill, the Legislature continues to signal to the Governor that this code mandate is not good policy. Unfortunately, even with overwhelming legislative support, Gov. Dayton’s (DFL) unwavering veto threat has derailed the efforts of the industry and thoughtful policy makers.

Minnesota Radon Awareness Act

Signed into law as Chapter 43 and effective Jan. 1, 2014, is a provision that, with limited exceptions, will require a seller to provide a good faith disclosure in writing to the buyer on whether the seller has knowledge of radon concentrations in the dwelling.

Risk Transfer / Anti-Indemnification Law

SF 561 (Minn. Sen. Jensen, DFL-Owatonna / Rep. Atkins, DFL-South St. Paul) is a bill that alters Minnesota’s construction contract statute by making void and unenforceable clauses requiring insurance coverage to other parties for the negligence or intentional acts or omissions of those other parties. BAM worked long and hard to make sure the final bill permits contract clauses to allow for workers compensation, performance or payment bonds, project-specific insurance and builder’s risk policies. Also protected in this bill are contract clauses that require insurance coverage for vicarious liability and warranty liability (read: home builder’s statutory warranties as well as express and implied warranties).

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Street improvement districts

By all accounts, legislation to authorize municipalities to create special “taxing” districts to aggregate and pay for a whole host of street-related improvements met with repeated and unceremonious deaths this session. Despite its success to move out of committees and flirt its way into a variety of Omnibus Bills, we believe the idea is mortally wounded and will not become law in 2013.

Fair market value – park fees

Hidden away in the Omnibus Jobs bill is language first found in HF 321 (Minn. Rep. Hornstien, DFL-Minneapolis / Sen. Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis). The language defines fair market value for purposes of calculating park fees by linking the value to annual tax valuation or other relevant data. Applicants may object to a municipality’s calculation of value and negote the determination using information gleaned from an independent appraisal.

State tax & spend budget thumbnail

The state’s newly inked $38 billion 2013-2014 biennial budget has some notable tax revenue features. The state will be raising an additional $2 billion in tax revenue to offset an earlier projected $627 million deficit (as well as funding new spending). • Smokers will be paying double the existing cigarette tax as the tax increases from $1.60 a pack to $2.83 a pack. • There will be an income tax increase for high-income earners – the rate will be 9.85 percent for those making $250,000 filing married-joint and for single filers making $150,000 or more. • We understand that limited business-to-business sales taxes will become law including warehouse and storage sales tax (excludes farm products, refrigerated storage, and electronic data storage) and sales tax on electronic and commercial equipment and repair (to include farm and capital equipment). • The tax bill also includes financing to help Rochester handle the planned expansion of the Mayo Clinic. Much of the spending will be geared toward education and property tax relief.

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News from the National Association of Home Builders River Valley communities; tax reform and maintaining the NAHB builders Mortage Insurance Deduction; and other issues dealing meet in the nation’s with North Dakota and Minnesota as a whole, such as labor and infrastructure needs. Capitol The congressional members and staff were very

HBA of F-M members, Life Director Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes; Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc.; Jason Eid, Michael Obach Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.; Life Director Public Affairs John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction Coordinator of Fargo, Inc.; Life Director Ken Krasja, Bell State Bank and Trust; Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes; Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc.; and Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc., along with Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson and Public Affairs Coordinator Mike Obach, traveled to Washington, D.C., in early June to attend the National Association of Home Builders’ Spring Legislative Conference. The event took place at the Marriot Wardman Hotel and was highly educational for all involved. The keynote speakers for the legislative briefing included U.S. Sen. John McCain (R – Arizona) and U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R – Ohio). Your HBA delegation then went to the U.S. Capitol to engage the local delegations from both sides of the Red River (Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer from North Dakota; Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Congressman Collin Peterson from Minnesota). We were able to meet with all of the local legislators or their staff and lobbied on behalf of issues that affect home building in our area. Some key points of discussion included: authorization and appropriation for the Water Resources Development Act Bill and the F-M Diversion; the effect of the BiggertWatters Act on flood insurance premiums in the Red President’s Message con’t from page 12

• Immigration reform. NAHB called on Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that protects the nation’s borders; focuses on the direct employer-employee relationship so that U.S. employers remain accountable only for the identity and work authorization status of their direct employees; and creates an efficient, temporary guest worker program that allows employers to recruit legal immigrant workers when there is a shortage of domestic workers. • Credit for housing production. Despite the recent upturn in housing, builders in many markets are still unable to obtain construction loans for viable home building projects. NAHB called on lawmakers to support House bill H.R. 1255 and companion Senate bill S. 1002 that would help resolve the ongoing credit problems for builders. We also discussed these issues with the North Dakota congressional delegation: • Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Bill: This has passed the Senate and now moves to the House. If

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accommodating and took great interest in our discussion topics. Senator Heitkamp shared our concerns on the Mortage Insurance Deduction and promised to work on creating more affordable housing in North Dakota. Congressman Cramer has since taken action on one of our requests and passed an amendment to the 2014 Appropriations Bill for Homeland Security that deals with flood insurance. His amendment prohibits any funds in the appropriations bill from being used to implement the federal insurance increases, delaying it until a better understanding of its impact on home owners can be reached. If this legislation gets approved by the Senate, and is signed by the president, it will allow more time for local officials to work on developing permanent flood protection and for our legislators to advocate modifying the current flood insurance act to limit its effect on local areas. Attendees also took part in a variety of seminars and informational meetings on topics such as: social media and electronic marketing; construction codes and standards; and housing budgeting and finance. Overall, the trip was very rewarding, as representatives from your HBA were able to take the important issues of our industry and our region and bring them directly to the attention of those people that can affect them. Special thanks to all attendees for taking time away from your businesses and families to help us advocate on behalf of the Association.

details coming soon on Candidate Forums for Moorhead and Dilworth elections, including mayoral races. successful, it would authorize funding for numerous water projects, including the Red River Diversion. • National Flood Insurance Program: We shared the concerns of home builders and home owners on the potential cost increases in federal flood insurance policies.

State Building Code Amendment Process

The State Building Code Advisory Committee (SBCAC) is in the process of amending the new State Building Code which will take effect Jan. 1, 2014. More information can be found at www.ndbuildingcodes.com. Upcoming dates: • July 23-24, public hearing of the SBCAC to receive comments and develop recommendations on the proposed amendments. • Sept. 4-5, meeting of the eligible voting jurisdictions and voting individuals to vote on the proposed amendments. • Jan. 1, 2014, effective date of the updated State Building Code.

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Meet Your HBA Board: Robin Swanson

by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

Robin Swanson is an independent insurance agent at Superior Insurance. She was elected to the HBA of F-M Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance board last year and began her first term in January. She is a member of the Parade of Homes Committee, and served as chairperson. When the Spring Parade of Homes featured awards for the home entries, she volunteered to drive judges touring the homes, and served as a judge one year. Swanson has also participated in many of the HBA’s legislative events such as visits to the North Dakota capitol and Candidate Forums. “I became involved with the board of directors to learn more about the future growth of our communities,” she says. “The HBA’s involvement in legislature, supporting and encouraging home building, is vital to our local economies.” Swanson enjoys getting to know her fellow board members, committee members and staff. She thinks it is important for members to have a voice in the direction and decisions of the Association, and she feels like they are well-represented by the elected board members. In her spare time, Swanson enjoys entertaining, golfing

and writing. She is also involved in several networking organizations. “Fargo-Moorhead is large enough to have a thriving economy and small enough to know your business associates,” she says. “It’s a great place to do business!”

Fun facts about Swanson:

• Favorite service provided by the HBA: The health plan is a wonderful offering. The Parade and Home Shows are great community events. • What you never knew about me: I started first grade at age five. • Favorite vacation spot: Near any pool or body of water. • VIPs I’ve met: Timothy Hutton and Mike Obach. • Last book you read: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Muddy Boots Picnic July 24 at the HBA 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bring your crew for a FREE lunch on the HBA! Thank you sponsor!

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House lead paint bill would help remodelers, consumers

Responding to concerns from the National Association of Home Builders and affiliated trade groups, bipartisan legislation to make Larry Leadhead EPA Lead much-needed improvements to the Enthusiast Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives May 22. The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2013 (H.R. 2093) is identical to legislation introduced in the last Congress. The bill would reinstate the opt-out provision to allow home owners without small children or pregnant women residing in the home to decide whether to require LRRP compliance, allow remodelers to correct paperwork errors without facing full penalties and provide an exemption for emergency renovations. It would also eliminate the requirement that recertification training be

HBA of F-M wins Association Excellence Awards

The HBA of F-M has received two Awards of Excellence from the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders: “Best Public Relations Program Conducted – 2012 Permit Reports/News Conferences” and “Best Local Government Affairs Effort – Candidate Forums and Legislative Candidate Open House.” The awards will be presented at the NAHB Association Leadership Institute conference in August in Portland, Ore. The “Best Public Relations Program Conducted” award was given for the HBA’s quarterly press conferences held last year to share results of the building permit report to highlight the industry’s contribution to the community as an economic engine. The “Best Local Government Affairs Effort” award was given for the events held to prepare members for upcoming elections, hear from those running for office and build relationships with current legislators and candidates for office. The Association Excellence Awards is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations and executive officers in the field of association management. EOC membership is comprised of the staff executives who direct more than 750 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ associations representing more than 140,000 home builders in communities across the United States. “The Association Excellence Awards recognize the

“hands on,” so that remodelers would no longer have to travel to training facilities out of their region. The bipartisan bill, companion legislation to S. 484, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), along with 21 original co-sponsors. “H.R. 2093 will make common sense improvements to the EPA’s lead paint rule for home owners and remodelers who must comply with the regulation’s costly work practices and recordkeeping requirements,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bill Shaw, GMR, GMB, CGP, a remodeler from Houston. “Most importantly, it will continue to protect pregnant women and small children against lead hazards. I commend the bill’s co-sponsors for their commitment to improve this burdensome regulation.” The LRRP rule applies to homes built before 1978 and requires renovator training and certification, adherence to lead-safe work practices and record keeping. By removing the opt-out provision in July 2010, EPA more than doubled the number of homes subject to the LRRP rule, adding an estimated $336 million per year in compliance costs to the remodeling community – without making young children any safer. For more information about remodeling, visit www. nahb.org/remodel. outstanding effort, commitment and achievement an executive officer and an association’s membership have made,” said Tim Minton, president of the EOC and executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, NC. “These awards are well deserved and represent a true showcase of the outstanding work of home builders’ associations around the country.” The winning entries will become part of the online EOC Idea Loan File so that other executives and associations across the country can access and learn from them in order to provide better service to their own members and community. HBA of F-M Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson has been with the HBA since 1992, serving in the role of EVP since 1998. “I am very proud of the accomplishments of our association and the hard work of our staff,” said Johnson. “To receive an Association Excellence Award and to be recognized by one’s peers is truly the ultimate compliment.”

Lunch & Learn “Health Care Reform: Employers’ Strategies for the Future”

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Cass County Electric Cooperative

Builders: Mark your calendar – Fall Parade of Homes Sept. 7-8 & 14-15 July

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2013 Golf Outing Highlights June 10 • Oxbow Country Club Thank you to all of our sponsors! Tournament Sponsor

Golf Winners!

June 10 winning team with a low score of 54: Scott Breidenbach, Park Co. Realtors Dan Doeden, Alerus Financial Cole Keney, Alerus Financial Darin Trites, TRN Abstract & Title

Beverage Sponsor

Registration & Cart Sponsor

The winning team of the June 10 Golf Outing: Scott Breidenbach, Darin Trites, Cole Keney and Dan Doeden.

Full Event Sponsors

ABC Seamless Alerus Financial Allied Building Products Corp. Anderson & Fercho, PLLC Arvig Becker Millwork & Doors Butler Machinery Company Cass County Abstract Company Central Minnesota Credit Union Chase Realty Choice Financial Coldwell Banker First Realty CornerStone Bank Dakota Fastening Dawson Insurance Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead Eide Bailly LLP

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom First International Bank & Trust Gate City Bank Hebron Brick Supply Heritage Homes Investment Consulting Services, LLC Minnkota Windows, Inc. Norandex Northland Truss Systems, Inc. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Pella Windows & Doors Property Resources Group RHR Construction Inc. Sandman Consulting PC - Structural Engineering Stone Holding Company

The Title Company Twin City Garage Door, Inc. Valley Title Western Products, Inc. Western State Bank

June 10 Sponsors

CabinetMakers, Inc. Cass County Electric Cooperative Crane Johnson Lumber Company Goodin Company Network Cabling Services, Inc. Opp Construction Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. TCI Insurance TRN Abstract & Title Widmer Roel PC

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June 10 Game on a Hole Winners

Hole #1 – Gate City Bank – Norwegian Golf – $50 gift card • Darin Hersch, RHR Construction, Inc. Hole #2 – First International Bank & Trust – David Hasselhoff Challenge – Golf Club • Jim Dobbs, Border Appraisals • Hole #5 – Heritage Homes – Hammerschlagen – iPad mini • Lisa Bortnem-Wiser, Mid-States Wireless, Inc. Hole #7 – Valley Title – Minute to Win It – $50 gift card • Kerrie Fernholz, Cabinetmakers, Inc. Hole #8 – Pella Windows & Doors – Bean Bag Toss – $50 gift card & golf items • Paula McDonald, Mid-States Wireless, Inc. • Marc Simonet, Midland Garage Door, Mfg. Co. • Terry Welle, Terry Welle Construction, Inc. Hole #9 – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom – Toilet Chipping – Cash prizes • Dan Doeden, Alerus Financial Hole #10 – Choice Financial – Hula Hoop Contest – $50 gift card • Anna Johnson, Park Company Mortgage

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Hole #11 – Arvig Security – Marshmallow Drive – 2 Legends Club seats at a Twins game • Mike Montplaisir, M & H Construction Hole #13 – Becker Millwork & Doors – Longest Drive – Golf gear • Matt Saari, A Sound Environment, LLC Hole #15 – HBA’s Most balls in the water – Golf balls • Nate Lotvedt, Heritage Homes Hole #16 – TRN Abstract & Title – Enter to win a “mystery” golf trip with Darin Trites • Tim Radermacher, RHR Construction, Inc. (plus 2 other golfers of his choice) Hole #17 – TCI Insurance – Chipping Contest – One dozen Titleist Pro V1x balls • Ryan Franchuk, Mid-States Truss Company Hole #18 – Norandex – Longest Putt – Putter • Jon Hanson, Precision Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling, Inc. Red Dot Game – Golf Sponsors – $50 Oxbow gift card • Jeff Schmidt, Cabinetmakers, Inc.

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HBA family picnic set for Aug. 15 at Rheault Farm Food, fun, prizes in store for attendees by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The HBA of F-M family picnic is right around the corner and will again be held at Rheault Farm in south Fargo. We’d love to have everyone join in on all the games and activities, so please bring your spouse, children and guests! Little business will be discussed, but multiple door prizes will be given to Associate members in honor of Associate Family Picnic Details: Appreciation Month. One lucky Associate Aug. 15 will win a gift card Rheault Farm, for dinner on the 2902 25th St. S., Fargo HBA and a free half Social: 5 p.m. page ad in the Plains (beer & wine tasting) Builder for one Dinner: 5:30 p.m. month! Cost: $12 if pre-registered Games Galore Walk-ins $14 will again provide Ages 14 and under are FREE inflatable games, a playground is onMenu: pork loin sandwiches, site and the HBA hot dogs, potato salad, chips, will bring even more dessert and beverages games, including bean bags and ladderball toss, to make sure everyone finds something to enjoy! The social will begin at 5 p.m. and each attendee will be able to sample some great beer and wine options. At 5:30 p.m., everyone can dish up delicious pork loin sandwiches, hot dogs, potato salad and chips. To top off the evening, Builders will serve dessert to everyone in attendance to show their appreciation! Pre-registered cost is $12 and walk-ins are $14. Children under 14 years of age are FREE!

Don’t miss out on good food and lots of fun for all ages!

Reminders:

• Lots of activities for children AND adults. • Associates recognized with $300 in prizes. • Spouses, children and guests are welcome! • Alcoholic beverages are allowed, but no glass.

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Thank you to all those who donated items! Promotional bag items donated by:

Door Prizes donated by:

Arvig Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND CornerStone Bank Gate City Bank Heritage Homes Marvin Windows & Doors Northern Plumbing Supply One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Western State Bank

Allied Building Products Corp. Arvig Butler Machinery Company Cass County Electric Cooperative Crane Johnson Lumber Company Gate City Bank Minnkota Windows, Inc. Pella Windows & Doors The Title Company

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golf outing highlights

Carts loaded up and ready to Golfers enjoying a beautiful day head out on the course. out at Oxbow Country Club.

Golfers enjoying a beautiful day out at Oxbow Country Club.

Hammerschlagen in action sponsored by Heritage Homes.

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Golfers test their skills in a Minute to Win It challenge sponsored by Valley Title.

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Fall Home Show booth reservations are open Sept. 27-28 at Scheels Arena

The HBA of F-M’s Fall Home Show has begun to fill up. Booth reservations are open to all 2012 show exhibitors (member and non-member) and the entire HBA membership. The time to register is now, before the space you want is gone! This year’s show is sponsored by Luxury Bath of Fargo and Budget Blinds of Fargo, and offers over 46,000 sq. ft. of potential exhibit space at the Scheels Arena. The booth layout creates a perfect flow for consumers to move from different levels of exhibits to seminars, concessions and restrooms. There isn’t a bad booth location in the

entire show! Booths will feature a variety of trades including contractors, flooring, siding, spas, windows, water purification, decks, heating/air conditioning, interior decorating and design, kitchen and bath design, cabinetry, garages and more! For those of you who have not exhibited at this show in the past, please take another look at it and contact Alison Streyle at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your company and its talents to the Fargo-Moorhead area during the Fall Home Show at the Scheels Arena!

Sponsorships are still available!

The Fall Home Show still has some great sponsorship opportunities available – contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com to get more details.

Fall Home Show now at Scheels Arena! See the new layout on the map to the left.

Bring Share Expand someone new.

the experience .

your network .

Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead

encourages you to bring someone new to the Family Picnic Aug. 15. 5 p.m. • Rheault Farm

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HBA of F-M Builder and Associate Member Feature Rempro of Moorhead E-Z Open Garage Door by Mariah Wenaas, Communications & Office Coordinator

by Mariah Wenaas, Communications & Office Coordinator

Justin Chloupek owned J-Chlo Construction and Cody Parr was a sales manager and regional sales trainer for a large construction company in the upper Midwest. They decided to form a partnership, and that is when they started Rempro of Moorhead in 2008. The original focus of the company was on additions, remodels, kitchens, bathrooms and more. Both Chloupek and Parr had experience in the industry before starting Rempro of Moorhead. Chloupek has been in the construction business since high school, and formed J-Chlo Construction in 1999. Parr previously worked at Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc. and Home & Hearth. He started out as a field technician and eventually worked his way up to become a general manager. When asked what sets Rempro of Moorhead apart from the rest, Parr says, “We do a lot of hands-on work for our company by ourselves. This allows us to pay attention to detail. We also believe that honesty is the best policy.” Rempro of Moorhead now specializes in new construction. “We do all of our own framing and trimwork, along with building custom cabinets. We also design and draw all of our own house plans,” says Parr. Chloupek and Parr had been members of the HBA for many years through previous businesses. They decided to remain a part of the HBA because it offers a lot of benefits for builders and remodelers alike. “The HBA benefits our company with health insurance, home shows, the Parade of Homes, continuing education and helps to get our name out,” says Parr. Parr acknowledges that the construction industry is booming right now. He says, “We are excited to see what the future holds for both our business, as well as our industry.” Although things are going well for the company, there are always challenges. Parr says, “Finding employees with the experience we need is becoming more and more difficult.” Despite the challenges, Chloupek and Parr like their jobs. They enjoy the people they get to work with every day. They also love starting a project from nothing and then seeing how excited and generally thankful the new home owners are when it’s finished and they see it for the first time. To anyone wanting to start out in the industry, Parr advises to do whatever it takes to succeed. “Take any work you can and do your best job on every project. Letting the quality of your work speak for itself is the best way to get your name out there,” says Parr.

E-Z Open Garage Door was founded in 1975 in West Fargo by William Tisdell. The company originally focused on tearouts in existing structures. The company has been a member of the HBA for about 20 years. Tisdell was ready to retire, in February of 2013, so Vogel Enterprises LLC purchased the company. Bill Vogel, president, and his son Billy Vogel, vice president, now own and operate the company. Bill has worked in the garage door industry for 33 years, and Billy for five years. Both started out as garage door installers and have extensive commercial and residential experience. When asked what sets EZ Open Garage Door apart from the rest, Billy says, “We are a family-owned and familyoriented company. In addition to my dad and me, there are three brothers that work here with their dad, who is the commercial foreman. We also serve anywhere in North Dakota and Minnesota. We have been in western North Dakota for five years, and now have a division there.” One more thing that sets EZ Open Garage Door apart is its large stock of garage doors in the Fargo-Moorhead area. It was a major supplier to houses on the Spring Parade of Homes. EZ Open Garage Door now specializes in commercial and residential garage doors, in new construction and remodels, and working with Liftmaster openers, which can be operated from a cell phone. The new product offers challenges, but the Vogels have been able to work through it EZ Open Garage Door’s Bill Vogel, with Billy’s president, and Billy Vogel, vice president. technology expertise. Despite the challenges, Bill and Billy like to work with customers and builders to meet their needs. They also like to see the progress of a job from the start to the finish. To those starting out in the industry, Billy stresses the importance of maintaining positive relationships with other businesses that help the success of your company. Working with great garage door EZ Open Garage Door dealers like C.H.I has proven PO Box 673 beneficial to EZ Open Garage West Fargo, N.D. 58078 Door. (701) 235-2802

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HBA of F-M Industry Spotlight Lavelle Company • Andy Nelson PO Box 2583 • Fargo, N.D. 58108 (701) 293-6501

Vector Windows • Andrew Miller

1020 International Dr. • Fergus Falls, Minn. 56537 (800) 739-9899

What is your company’s focus?

What is your company’s focus?

What is the latest trend in your industry?

What is the latest trend in your industry?

“We specialize in giving our customer a great mix of quality building materials and services available from one source, and we deliver levels unmatched in our market area.” Andy Nelson, Lavelle Company

“We continue to see the demand for prefinished (stained and painted) millwork grow every year, with the latest trend leaning towards darker stain colors and painted interior trim packages in every color you could imagine. Painted trim has finally found its way to our area, after we have been hearing about it in major metro areas for the past five to seven years.”

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

“On a regional level for Lavelle Company, competitive pressure on pricing while maintaining high service levels to our North Dakota customers is a challenge that comes up as I visit with various people within our regional building materials industry, all the way through the entire channel to the end consumer. We continue to see new competitors and trades people come into our marketing area based on the media coverage of how well the state of North Dakota is doing from an economic perspective. Yes, it is true, the state has prospered over the past several years and continues to feel the positive influences of strong oil, agriculture and manufacturing industries.”

“We produce a complete line of premium, energy efficient vinyl windows and patio doors.”

Andrew Miller, Vector Windows

“In the window and door industry, the trend continues to be toward higher efficiency products. Energy Star is coming out with stricter guidelines for 2014, which will make it more difficult for manufacturers to meet Energy Star guidelines. Our products will meet the new guidelines, so we are anticipating continued growth in our business in 2014.”

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

“We feel that over the next few years, finding skilled workers could become a challenge. We’re fortunate today to have a very talented workforce, and we are always looking for ways to retain, develop and grow our team to handle the rapid growth we’re currently experiencing.”

Mark your calendar! 2013 Remodeled Home Tour • Sept. 14-15 First entry cost: $600 Additional entries’ cost: $225

The HBA thanks members who are involved with this industry: Windows - Manufacturer; Doors & Millwork - Contractor, Supplier; Garage Doors - Contractor; Garage Enhancements

ABC Seamless Advance Garage Door, Inc. Becker Millwork & Doors Central Door & Hardware Inc. Crane Johnson Lumber Company D & M Industries, Inc. EZ Open Garage Door Fargo Glass & Paint Company F-M Garage Door Integrity Windows & Doors Lavelle Company Marvin Windows & Doors Midland Garage Door, Mfg. Co. Milliken Millwork, Inc. Minnkota Windows, Inc. Nelson Window Company

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Overhead Door Company of Fargo Pella Windows & Doors Precision Concrete Cutters Premier Garage Tailored Living Rusco Window Company Solution Design Inc. Stenerson Lumber Tecton Products, LLC Terry Becker Construction, LLC Thermo-Tech Windows Tri-State Construction of Fargo, Inc. Twin City Garage Door, Inc. Vector Windows Western Products, Inc. Windows Plus, Inc.

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News from the HBA of F-M Remodelers Council 2013 Remodelers Council Remodelers Council Focus: ABC Seamless by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

Chair Ursula Hegvik Smart Spaces, Inc. Tom Spaeth Dan Beecher Accent Contracting Foam Doctor’s LLC (Vice Chair) (Past Chair)

Member Companies

ABC Seamless Accent Contracting ACME TOOLS Allied Building Products Corp. Arvig 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 Doctor’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 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 Countertop Outlet Stone Holding Company Studs to Rugs, Inc. Syverson Tile & Stone Twin City Garage Door, Inc. Western Products, Inc.

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One glance at ABC Seamless’ logo, and you may ask yourself, “What do ducks have to do with seamless steel siding?” The answer is easy: “quacks!” Or in this case, “without the quacks.” The duck has been a fixture in the Fargo-Moorhead community for nearly 25 years. He makes appearances at trade shows and community events to promote the company’s seamless siding that boasts no ugly splices (or cracks). Get it? Over the years, the company’s repertoire has grown to include roofing, gutters, windows and leaf protection. It touts itself as the world’s largest seamless steel siding company and lists nearly 100 franchises on its website. Scott Moellenkamp is sales support manager at the 3001 Fiechtner Dr., Fargo, office. A Lisbon native, he attended Mayville State University, and began as an intern at the company. That internship led to a sales position and, in 2010, he was promoted to management. He became active on the Remodelers Council in 2011 to take part Scott Moellenkamp, Sales in its activities and events, and help give back Support Manager to the community. ABC Seamless has been a ABC Seamless Remodelers Council member since 2006. Locally, ABC Seamless supports the following local charitable causes: Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, Fraser Ltd. and Daily Bread. It makes annual contributions to local schools, and has participated in the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades that teaches high school students about all types of construction careers.

ABC Seamless’ history...

The concept of what was to happen in the siding industry was brewing in America’s Heartland. It started when founder Jerry Beyers brought the first seamless gutter machine to Fargo in 1973. His goal was to reduce labor costs and give home owners a great looking product. Beyers and his wife, Delores, risked everything they owned to pursue this dream. In 1976, Delores went to the bank to withdraw money for their ABC Seamless con’t on page 36

Remodeled Home Tour: Entries due July 17

The 2nd Annual Remodeled Home Tour is Sept. 14-15 and entries are due by July 17. The Tour is sponsored by Accent Kitchen & Bath and is looking for a variety of remodeling projects in the Fargo-Moorhead area. If you are an HBA member and have a great project that has been completed within the last two years, this is the PERFECT event to showcase your work. This Tour provides 10 times the amount of promotion for your company than it could do on its own for only $600. This is done through advertising on multiple radio stations, print advertising in magazines and newspapers in the F-M area, and mentions on applicable Fall Parade television commercials, HBA of F-M website and Facebook page. Plus, on top of all that, each entry receives a halfpage in the event magazine to showcase the project and company. This all adds up to be just over $6,000 in promotional costs that you can get by being part of the Tour. There is no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of what your HBA can do to help your company promote what it does best! Contact Alison Streyle at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com with any questions or if you’d like to enter a project.

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Practical advice for residential fall protection measures now required by OSHA by C.J. Flanery, ACME TOOLS Outside Sales/Safety Trainer

Editor’s Note: There has been a lot of buzz about OSHA and fall protection in the F-M area building industry recently. This is due to a change requiring home builders and trade contractors to comply fully with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction. This change happened in 2011, but there was a phase-in period that ended March 15 of this year. Residential home builders are now required to comply with the new rules requiring guardrails, personal fall arrest systems (harnesses and lanyards), etc. when workers are exposed to vertical drops of 6 feet or more in height (see related article on page 30). Residential fall protection standards were established by American National Standards Industries (ANSI) and are enforced by OSHA. ANSI was established in 1918 to help ensure the safety and health of consumers and protection of the environment. Compliance with these standards seems to be confusing to many residential contractors. My main concern is not to sell my customers safety gear that is either not appropriate for their job or that they won’t use, but rather to educate and explore items that are practical for their application. Three promising solutions include: horizontal lifelines, anchor points and guard rail assemblies.

Horizontal lifelines

Horizontal lifeline (also known as HLL) systems are common in work areas lacking overhead anchor points available for personal tie-off. HLLs consist of a cable attached to two or more anchor points on a roof-top, bridge or any other elevated work area that poses a fall risk. The four-person kit features an adjustable horizontal lifeline that can hook up to four rings for lanyards or four self-retractable lanyards (SRLs). Screws connect the lifeline that ratchets the slack with a little sag for cushioning. General pricing for this kit is $1,650 plus the cost of the SRLs ($109 - $309 each depending on length) and harnesses.

Safety Bar: Anchor points for setting trusses

The Safety Bar is the only product on the market for open-framing fall protection. It spans three trusses at the same time and can be rolled down the roof as the trusses are placed providing a sturdy tie-off point for up to two workers. It can also be placed near the eave, mid-span or near the peak. The Safety Bar can be used inverted (upside down) which can help drywall loaders comply with fall protection rules and keep the personal protective equipment out of their way at the same time. Pricing for the Safety Bar is $325 plus the cost of the SRLs ($109 - $309 each depending on length) and harnesses.

Residential Guardrail System: Leading edge fall protection

The Residential Guardrail System is a specialized bracket and guardrail assembly intended for steep roofs with pitches from 6/12 to 16/12. This versatile and lightweight system is easy to install and remove, and is compact for easy storage. 2 x 6-inch toe boards are required for use with the Residential Guardrail System, and must be installed according to equipment instruction specifications. OSHA fall protection con’t on page 30

See details on NAHB fall protection resources on page 30.

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Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc., received a visit from Jeff Aafedt, WSI loss control safety consultant, in late May, and was flagged for a fall protection infraction. Owner Dan Lindquist called the HBA to share his experience in hopes others will learn from it. WSI’s consultants assess jobsites to inform contractors and help them become compliant with OSHA standards. The goal is to create safer workplaces in North Dakota. WSI does not levy fines. Lindquist says, “My crew was working on a high-visibility work site locally, and I had reminded them of the need to follow safety rules, especially for fall protection. We have the proper equipment and all my guys are trained to use it correctly, but one of them decided it was too much of a hassle to tie-off at one point in the day, and that is when Jeff from WSI showed up. He talked to all of us about how important it is for everyone to follow these rules to the letter, for their safety of course, but also because North Dakota OSHA has doubled its staff for the state from three inspectors to six. He also said fall protection has become a top priority for the agency. It really woke my employees up and made them realize that Jeff could just as easily have been an agent from OSHA,which may have resulted in a hefty fine.” Since September 2011, home builders and trade contractors have been required to comply fully with the OSHA Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction. OSHA’s residential fall protection phase-in period ended on March 15, 2013, which provided home builders with more time to learn about the rule and get compliance assistance from OSHA.

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News from the Home Builders Care Foundation 2013 Home Builders Care HBC finalizes strategic plan, celebrates Board of Trustees successful Academy

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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This month, the Home Builders Care board of trustees will be working on finalizing our strategic plan and determining how to be the best Foundation for the members of the Association and the construction industry. Stay posted for details on our plan in the coming months. The Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades wrapped up in June and it was a very successful year. We had 19 students complete the Academy, which is one of our biggest classes yet. Check out pages 8-9 for a full recap. This was a great year to promote the Academy and build new relationships. It seems like more and more students are interested in learning about the Academy. We will continue to work to promote careers in the industry. Save the date for the 2014 Academy June 2-13. The 10th annual Charity Ride is coming up this August. The committee is working on a great event and we’re even considering having a classic car show. More information will be available soon! Don’t forget there are numerous ways to support Home Builders Care. • Monetary donations are always appreciated. You can even give online using your credit card. Just click on the Donate button of the HBC’s website homepage. • Become a Triple Player which recognizes those who support the HBA through membership dues, invest at least $365 in North Dakota Association of Builders’-Political Action Committee and donate at least $365 to Home Builders Care. • Use Goodsearch and Goodshop when searching and shopping online. Make sure you type in Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation as the group you support. Goodshop also offers discounts and coupons so you can get a little something for yourself while giving back. • Take your aluminum, magazines and paper recycling to Minnkota Recycling and indicate that you want the proceeds to go to Home Builders Care. • Host us at any public or networking event you organize. We have found these events are great for spreading awareness about Home Builders Care while raising some money.

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: Donations designated 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. Cash and checks are always welcome. To use a credit card, choose the donate button at www.hbcfm.com. Become a legacy donor and remember HBC in your will. Talk to your lawyer today. For more information, contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

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Home Builders Care partners with Rebuilding Together

by Jenny Erickson, Development & Project Coordinator

Rebuilding Together of Fargo-Moorhead Area, Inc., has many projects every year that help people remain in their homes. Home Builders Care contributed $3,000 to help one of these projects become a reality for a home owner. Sheryl Klugman has lived in her 1921 home for 21 years. She originally applied to Rebuilding Together for help re-flooring her bedrooms. That project was taken care of in other ways, but Rebuilding Together kept her application on file. Eventually her bathroom needed some updating and Klugman asked if they could install a medicine cabinet and a new coat of paint. After Before Rebuilding Together Director Russ Richards viewed the bathroom, he asked to remodel the room instead. Richards met with Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, and they decided to remove Klugman’s closet which was inset a few inches into the bathroom, limiting access to the shower. The closet was replaced with a doorway to Klugman’s bedroom. They also installed a new vinyl floor, toilet, vanity, accessibility bar and shower surround. Since the closet was removed, an armoire was purchased for her room. In addition to the bathroom remodel, a new dryer and central air conditioner were installed. Many HBA of F-M members helped out with this

Charity Ride

Home Builders Care

Mark your calendar for the 10th annual Charity Ride Aug. 17

Home Builders Care is excited for the 10th annual motorcycle/classic car ride. Get out and start buffing! August will be here before you know it. If you are interested in receiving information about the 2013 Charity Ride, please contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

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Sheryl Klugman stands proudly in her newly remodeled bathroom.

project. Anderson, was the project lead and Klugman had nothing but good things to say about him. She said, “He kept things spotless!” Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc., helped with the removal of the old fixtures. Nodak Stores provided a great discount on the dryer, and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom supplied the air conditioner at a great rate. Voxland Electric did the electrical work and Mayor Mark Voxland did the work himself. Once Klugman realized who Voxland was, she was extremely excited that she had a “celebrity” working on her house! Klugman is so proud of her new bathroom she would gladly show it off to anyone. The only thing she had to say to Rebuilding Together and Home Builders Care was, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!” The mission of Rebuilding Together of Fargo-Moorhead Area, Inc., is to bring volunteers After and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need. They do this by offering home repair and renovation services, free of charge, to low-income families with an emphasis on helping the elderly, people with disabilities and Veterans.

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OSHA fall protection con’t from page 27

This solution would not prevent someone working from rolling off a high point and striking the rails but would allow a measure of protection from a miss-step in the wrong direction. These systems vary in price depending on the area to be covered. These products offer contractor options, but these methods need to be understood as well. When contractors just purchase fall protection kits without proper application, it is a poor use of resources: meet with your safety vendor to find what is correct for your situation. ACME TOOLS has been an HBA of F-M member since 1982. C.J. Flanery is a certified trainer in aerial platforms and rough terrain forklifts, and has trained over a thousand people in his 13 years in the construction industry. Flanery lives in West Fargo with his wife and two daughters. He can be reached at (701) 219-5671 or cflanery@acmetools.com. The National Association of Home Builders offers a comprehensive Fall Protection Toolkit for home builders and trade contractors on its website, www.nahb.org. Type “fall protection” into the search bar on the site.

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NAHB offers fall protection toolkit

The National Association of Home Builders offers a fall protection toolkit at www.nahb.org (type “fall protection” in the search bar). It offers a wealth of resources including fall protection training PDFs, free webinars and links to OSHA residential fact sheets. Since September 2011, home builders and trade contractors have been required to comply fully with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction. OSHA’s residential fall protection phase-in period ended March 15, 2013, which provided home builders with more time to learn about the rule and get compliance assistance from OSHA.

What does this mean for builders and their subcontractors?

Builders and trade contractors must use guardrails, personal fall arrest systems (harnesses and lanyards), or safety nets when workers on residential construction sites are exposed to vertical drops of 6 feet or more in height from one elevation to another on walking/working surfaces with an unprotected side or edge, unless employers can demonstrate that it is not feasible to use those fall protection systems or using the systems creates a greater hazard. In those cases, contractors must develop a fall protection plan that utilizes alternative fall protection measures.

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July Lunch & Learn: Healthcare Reform

National Association of Home Builders

Employers’ Strategies for the Future The HBA of F-M Education Committee is working to provide you with some great Lunch & Learn opportunities in the next couple of months. Watch your email and upcoming Plains Builders for more information. July 31, explore the impacts of coming changes to health care and how they might impact employers and employees. This Lunch & Learn will include timelines for your business’s future compliance and information on health care exchanges, including what they are and how they impact your company. About the instructor: Pat Bellmore is the regional manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.D. He has 28 years of industry experience, is a Certified Health Consultant and spent many years as a group benefits consultant with Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.D., which administers the HBA’s self-funded health plan. Details: • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • July 31 • Cass County Electric Cooperative community room, 3312 42nd St. S., Fargo • Cost $10 (includes lunch) To register, or if you have suggestions on future Lunch & Learn classes or questions about the education schedule, contact Mariah Wenaas at (701) 232-5846 or mariah@ hbafm.com.

Take advantage of NAHB online learning • Webinar Wednesday - Take advantage of NAHB’s Webinar Wednesday series. Register for any webinar and enjoy unlimited access to the replay. Best of all, each webinar counts for one hour of continuing education credit toward NAHB professional designations. Check out a few of May’s upcoming webinars to the right or visit www.nahb.org/webinars to see a complete schedule. • Online courses - Customer Service, Basics of Building, Effective Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, plus more!

Join a committee in 2013! 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 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 allisonw@hbafm.com.

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Webinars

• Time: 1-2 p.m. • Cost: Remodelers Council Member Fee: $19.95 HBA Member Fee: $24.95 Non-member Fee: $44.95 • Register: www.nahb.org. Type class title in search bar.

July 10 Prepare for the Changes to the 2012 Codes Energy Requirements Business Improvement Series New construction codes require builders, remodelers, and their trade partners to have increasingly sophisticated knowledge of building science principles and energy efficiency. The 2012 codes include numerous and significant changes to energy requirements and for the first time, a requirement for whole-house mechanical ventilation in virtually all new homes. Presented by NAHB BuilderBooks

July 17 The ABC’s of BIM: Building Information Modeling & Residential Construction Business Improvement Series Building planning, design and construction have taken advantage of technological innovations to streamline activity, increase efficiency, and keep costs down. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one such development that is making steady inroads in home building. This webinar is an introduction to BIM, highlighting what it is, what it isn’t and why builders, remodelers, vendors and contractors need to pay attention to this ever-growing and influential trend. Presented by NAHB Business Management

July 24 Financing for Home Builders Housing Policy and Finance Series This webinar will review the current challenges facing home builders who are seeking acquisition, development and construction financing and explore the opportunities for obtaining credit through various financing sources. The speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the various financing options and offer guidance on working effectively with each type of entity to achieve the best results for your business needs. Presented by NAHB Housing Finance Committee

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Cully’s Kids aims to raise $1 million for Sanford ‘Cully’s Kids Cabin’ Annual summer fundraiser events set July 11-13 by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

Cully’s Kids Celebrity Weekend has become a summer gathering that many look forward to each July. Now in its ninth year, the event offers a silent and live auction/ social; golf package and picnic July 11-13. It is an annual fundraiser for the Cullen Children’s Foundation started by National Hockey League Minnesota Wild player Matt Cullen and his wife, Bridget, both Moorhead natives. Matt Cullen is the son of Terry Cullen, Cullen Insulation owner, and long-time HBA of F-M member. Featuring several levels of sponsorship and participation, the auction, golf scramble and picnic aim to involve F-M area residents, businesses and sports fans. Tickets for the auction/social and picnic are available for $50, and the event seeks volunteers to work the various events.

A new goal… Cully’s Kids Cabin

Over the next two years, the Cullen Children’s Foundation will raise $1 million to build the “Cully’s Kids Cabin” in Fargo’s new Sanford Hospital. It will be a oneof-a-kind facility to simply have fun – no needles, no meds. The “cabin” will be a hockey-themed, state-of-the-art therapeutic and educational environment that will likely include a play and relaxation area, resource library and learning area, arts and crafts, kitchen projects area, stadium theater, all-star shootout area and a video and interactive area. Donors supporting the Cully’s Kids Cabin will be permanently remembered on an engraved trophy for contributions of $10,000 and above. Donations can be divided into two payments, each due Aug. 1 this year and next. To learn more about Cully’s Kids Weekend or Cully’s Kids Cabin, visit www.cullyskids.com. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 594, West Fargo, N.D. 58078, or contact Chris at (701) 306-7767 with questions.

A foundation that begin at home—and far away

Two indelible experiences sparked the beginning of the

Cullen Children’s Foundation. Matt’s wife, Bridget, explains it: “As Matt’s NHL career progressed, we wanted a charitable event as part of our summers in Minnesota and North Dakota, and we knew we wanted to help our community for a really long time.” Then, in 2003, Matt’s brother, Mark, had his routine physical for the Minnesota Wild. Physicians noticed an odd-shaped mole on Mark’s back, which they immediately removed. It was malignant melanoma—further tests showed the cancer had not spread. Mark has been cancerfree ever since. “That fall, Matt and I were in Florida thinking about how fortunate Mark was that the cancer was not in his lymph system and we started talking about how we could get involved somehow. So that year, we began the paperwork to start the foundation,” Bridget explains. Then the NHL lockout for the 2004 - 2005 season had Matt playing hockey in Cortina, Italy. There, he and Bridget met a boy named Jacopo who had been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. “That’s when we knew we wanted to help children with cancer,” Bridget says. “Matt skated with Jacopo and we got to know his family very well. Jacopo slept with Matt’s jersey on and he was such a joy to be around. “Jacopo passed away in early 2008, but we were so blessed to know him and be a part of his life. He lives on through the work of the Cullen Children’s Foundation. And the kids we help are now all Cully's Kids.”

Cully’s Kids Celebrity Weekend Events o Silent auction, live auction, social (Ushers in Moorhead) July 11, 7 – 10 p.m. o Golf package (Oxbow Country Club in Hickson, N.D.) July 12, 9 a.m. Registration, 10 a.m. Shotgun start o Cully’s Kids Picnic (Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo) July 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. More info: www.cullyskids.com

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Chairperson: Valerie Fiske, Park Co. Realtors • The Spring Parade of Homes has not reached Joining a committee is a great way to meet industry over 70 homes since 2009 and this year it peers and network! Contact Allison Weckman if you want to featured 74 beautiful homes! Also, the four learn more: (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. featured homes brought in $10,648 – the second highest ever raised at this event – for Home Education: This committee develops education Builders Care! The Parade Celebration awarded programs for the Association. It provides an abundance multiple cash prizes to Parade Builders, plus of choices to fulfill continuing education credits required dozens of door prizes for everyone in attendance. by Minnesota for builder licensing. The committee’s • The Fall Parade of Homes will run Sept. 7-8 and purpose is to assist the development, professionalism and 14-15, 2013. profitability of HBA members and the industry. Next Meeting: 3:30 p.m., July 22 Chairperson: Larry Mayer, Solution Design, Inc. • The Education Committee Public Issues: The Committee of the Quarter: has been working on Public Issues Committee is scheduling the rest of Public Issues responsible for keeping tabs the 2013 Lunch & Learn on governmental action that classes. We’ve had a affects the industry and then successful Lunch & Learn informing the industry on the season so far, with classes status of those issues. about ice dams, blower door Chairperson: Paul tests, changes to the national Lindemann, Lindemann Finish flood insurance and OSHA Carpentry, Inc. fall protection. Nearly 220 • The Public Issues people have attended the Committee and its Codes HBA’s Lunch & Learns so Subcommittee spent the spring far! Upcoming classes will keeping tabs on a variety of L-R: Chuck Helmstetter, Property Resources Group; Tyrone include a class on health items, specifically legislative Leslie, Heritage Homes; Dewey Uhlir, Park Co. Realtors; care reform on July 31. issues in North Dakota and Paul Lindemann, Lindemann Finish Carpentry, Inc.; Paul • Next Meeting: Minnesota. Members traveled Krabbenhoft, Coldwell Banker First Realty; Robin Swanson, 8 a.m., July 9 Superior Insurance; Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers to Bismarck many times, Homes, Inc.; Mike Obach, HBA of F-M public affairs March-May, in order to meet Events Committee: coordinator; John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of with state legislators and This committee handles Fargo, Inc.; John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Painting advocate on behalf of the programming and Services, Inc.; Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete FM Diversion. Its members entertainment for the General Constr. Inc.; Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes; Nancy Kelly, Heartland Labor; and Chad Johnson, The Title also worked with leaders of Membership Meetings, and Company. Moorhead on issues such as coordinates the annual HBA Fire Sprinkler legislation. Golf Outing, and the Home & Garden Show. Its purpose • The Codes Subcommittee members presented to is to provide creative ideas and support for coordination as the Fargo Board of Appeals on behalf of the 2012 well as logistics during each of these events. International Code adoption. They will next present to Chairperson: Diana Stead, Stone Holding Company the Fargo City Commission sometime in July on the • The June Golf Outing was a great success at Oxbow same matter. Country Club. Over 120 golfers were out on the course • Next meeting: 11:30 a.m., July 23 and sponsors hosted games on 13 out of 18 holes which is the most games of any golf event the HBA has hosted! Remodelers Council: This council represents the The July outing is sold out and will have a full course of remodeling industry in the local HBA of F-M through 144 golfers. national Remodelers membership. It has its own dues and • The Family Picnic will be Aug. 15 at Rheault Farm and community service projects and is the committee behind we’d love to see you all there. There will be food, fun planning the Fall Home Show. and prizes – why would you miss it? Chairperson: Ursula Hegvik, Smart Spaces, Inc. • We welcome you to share your ideas for our member • The Remodelers Council held its annual picnic April 26 meetings/mixers to help make them as valuable as and served over 100 people! The council is currently possible! planning for the Fall Home Show, Sept. 27-28, and the • Next meeting: 8:15 a.m., July 12 second Annual Remodeled Home Tour, Sept. 14-15, as well as working on growing the council. Its goal is 16 Parade of Homes: A “Parade of Homes” is designed new members in 2013. If you work in the remodeling to promote HBA Builder members to consumers. It serves side of the industry, please consider joining! to boost home sales and raises the level of recognition for • Next meeting: 8 a.m., July 11 Builder members. This committee is responsible for all aspects of coordinating and promoting the spring and fall New Member Development & Retention Committee: Parades.

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NAWIC #246 celebrates!

What’s new with the HBA staff?

35 years!

Jenny has been a world-traveler this year. In March, she spent two weeks in Ireland finding family, exploring castles and drinking as much Guinness and Jameson as possible. Jenny also recently traveled to Denver to visit friends and get her mountain fix. On her way to the Denver International Airport to fly home, she got to see a tornado up close and personal (eek!). When she is home, Jenny has been busy doing some landscaping and praying the sun will stay out so her garden will grow.

by Amy Berg, NAWIC chapter member

The Fargo-Moorhead, N.D., Chapter #246 is celebrating 35 years as a chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. The chapter was chartered June 3, 1978, by 25 local women employed in the many phases of the construction industry. The first chapter president was Susie Thieman who was employed by Swanston Equipment. In recognition of our 35 years and to promote NAWIC, we are hosting a “Wine Tasting/Pairing” Membership Networking Event July 11 at Uncorked in Fargo. (For further details see contact information below.)

25 years!

Congratulations to chapter member Onie Loeks on being the first member to be recognized for her 25 years of service to the chapter. As the current region 13 director, I had the honor of presenting her pin at the Annual Regional Forum in front of the attendees in Rapid City, S.D., in May. As a member, she has held the chapter positions of secretary, vice-president, president and been a member of the board of directors. She has also served on every committee as either a member or chair. Loeks has been employed as a purchasing agent for 40 years at Dakota Supply Group at 2601 3rd Ave. N., Fargo.

5 years!

Judith Dalton, the drafting instructor at Dickinson High School continues to promote the NAWIC Education Foundation’s (NEF) CAD Design/Drafting competition to her students. When asked why she uses the program, Dalton stated, “I have incorporated the NEF’s CAD/Design Drafting competition into my curriculum since 2009. It is a great learning opportunity for students and they like the challenge. It encourages their creativity, yet holds them to certain requirements, making it an ideal real world project. Each project comes complete with guidelines, references, and requirements making it easy for me to implement in my classes.” This year Dickinson High School had six students participate in the competition. Congratulations to senior Lisa Yang on winning the chapter competition and the regional competition. Although she didn’t win on the national level, she was one of two participants that the judges recognized for creativity. We wish Yang the best of luck as she pursues her future career while attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. If you would like more information about the Membership Networking Event, the CAD Design Drafting program, how you can join NAWIC, the Fargo-Moorhead chapter and ALL of our programs, please contact Amy Berg at (218) 234-6633 or aberg.nawic@yahoo.com.

Jenny Erickson

Bryce Johnson

Bryce and her family have been on the go all spring. Hannah kept busy with soccer tournaments and piano. Izzy had soccer and dance. Hannah is in ponytail softball, and Izzy plays tots baseball. Jenna is spending the summer at the U of M doing an internship in pharmacy and continues to nanny. The girls, Wade, and Bryce’s sister, Brenda, accompanied Bryce to Medora for the North Dakota Association of Builders’ meeting. The Johnson summer calendar is full of camping, lake visits, family reunions, the Roseau County Fair, and a little time away for Wade and Bryce to celebrate their upcoming wedding anniversary.

Krista Mund

Krista’s family has been busy with soccer tournaments and camps, fishing, baseball and swimming. She and her husband, Paul, are also working on a handful of home improvement projects. Krista and her daughters traveled to the Sentinel Butte, N.D., area last month to help brand calves at the Olstad family ranch. Her relatives treated the Fargo “flatlanders” to an off-road adventure through the pastures and hills in Krista’s brother’s 1964 International Travelall. It was a thrill!

Mike Obach

Mike and his wife, Kelly, will spend most of their summer either on the boat or out golfing. She is in a women’s golf league, while Mike plays softball. They spent the 4th of July celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary at Thumper Pond resort in Ottertail. Mike also vows to catch a 48” musky this summer or die trying.

Amanda Ohlsen

Amanda and her husband, Tyler, have been busy doing yard work, planting a garden and enjoying the outdoors with their two-year-old daughter, Kaylee, whose favorite activities are blowing bubbles, drawing with chalk and riding in the swing. Kaylee is working on potty training, learning to count and singing songs. Amanda has also been spending a lot of time with family as an illness has recently brought them closer together.

Alison Streyle

Alison has a full summer ahead of her with multiple weddings to attend, sand volleyball, road races and triathlons. She also keeps busy with basement remodeling, painting and decorating projects on her to-do list. She enjoyed time with her family over the 4th of July as one of her sisters will head back to Spain at the end of the month where she lives with her husband.

Allison Weckman

Allison has enjoyed decorating the new home she and her husband, Kory, bought in April of this year. The couple’s twoyear-old son, Nolan, has enjoyed the warmer weather and the nearby parks. The three of them spent a relaxing 4th of July at the lakes visiting both sides of the family.

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Mariah and her husband, Ryan, have kept busy this summer by preparing to move into their first house the end of July. She looks forward to being moved in and getting to do the fun stuff like unpacking, organizing, painting, decorating and yard work. She is also excited for a fun annual weekend at the lake with her close friends in August.

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Economic forecast for second half 2013: sunny with cloudy periods

Looking ahead at the second half of 2013, the economic news is pretty solid. The U.S. economy is on the Elliot Eisenberg, mend, the labor market is slowly Ph.D., GraphsandLaughs, healing, and house prices are up about 10 percent from year-ago levels. In LLC addition, Europe (while in recession) appears to be holding together, D.C. budget brinksmanship is fading, car and light-truck sales, along with consumer sentiment, are rising and new home construction continues its steady ascent. The only serious domestic fly in the ointment is the significant fiscal drag from Washington as the result of sequestration and year-end tax increases. The biggest foreign drag is Europe’s recession, which is hurting U.S. exports. With all this in mind, I expect Q3 GDP to be about 1.75 percent and Q4 GDP to come in slightly higher at 2.1 percent. As for housing starts, in Q3 they should, for the first time in years, exceed a million units (seasonally adjusted and annualized) with single family starts coming in at 675,000 and multifamily starts reaching a pace of about 340,000. In Q4, single family starts should hit 700,000 with multifamily starts unchanged. Inflation will remain benign. The combination of weak global growth, flat to declining energy and commodity prices and flat to mildly rising food prices will keep consumer price index (CPI) growth well below 2 percent. Moreover, the combination of tiny rises in import prices, producer prices, consumer prices and anemic wage growth means that personal consumption expenditure inflation, the Feds preferred inflation measure, will barely exceed 1 percent, giving the Federal Reserve ample room to continue its program of quantitative easing. As for jobs, despite an improving labor market, the unemployment rate at the end of the year will remain above 7 percent. And combined with an annual inflation rate of well below 2 percent, it makes me think Bernanke and Accomplishments con’t from page 33

This combined committee looks for new and creative ways of recruiting and welcoming new members and develops programs to remind members of the value of their membership. It explores reasons why members join and leave, is responsible for contacting all members and also reviews the NAHB membership status report on a monthly basis. Chairperson: Bryce Vanderwerff, Red River Electric, Inc. • The membership status as of May 31 is 791 members; 215 Builders, 552 Associates and 24 Affiliates. The retention rate is 90.8 percent. The committee’s goal is for 80 new members in 2013 and as of the end of June we’ve welcomed 24 new members! • Next meeting: noon, July 15

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the rest of the voting members of the interest rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee will continue purchasing $85 billion per month in treasuries and mortgage-backed securities at least through October 2013. Any tapering of QE3 will commence in late 2013 and more likely in early 2014. Another reason why QE3 will be maintained, is that due to weak wage growth, consumer spending is rising quite slowly and is being fueled, at least in part, by a decline in the personal savings rate which now stands at a scant 2.5 percent. Of course rising stock prices, improving home values and easing credit market conditions are also aiding

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PAC: This committee works with the Public Issue committee to coordinate fundraising efforts for North Dakota Association of Builders’ political action committee (NDAB-PAC) and the National Association of Home Builder’s political action committee (BUILD-PAC). It is involved with setting guidelines for PAC giving policies and its members have the final vote on distribution of PAC funds the association distributes to local candidates running for office. Chairperson: Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes • Total PAC fundraising for 2013 is about $14,000, which is two-thirds of the way to our goal of $20,000: make your contribution today! • Next meeting: 12:30 p.m., July 23

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HBA of F-M Member Renewal Report Thanks to these members who have renewed their 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.) Park Co. Realtors............................................................ 41 University Vacuums Plus................................................ 40 Roggensack Insulation, Inc............................................. 38 Mid-States Wireless, Inc................................................. 30 Hoglund Landscape Inc.................................................. 29 Eide Bailly LLP............................................................... 24 Northland Truss Systems, Inc......................................... 22 Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.................................. 21 Northland Glass and Glazing, LLC................................. 20 Price-Rite Home Improvements, Inc............................... 20 Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau............. 19 Lindemann Concrete Construction, LLC........................ 18 Hoiberg Construction, Inc............................................... 18 Anderson & Fercho, PLLC.............................................. 18 Kvamme Real Estate...................................................... 17 Mark’s Electric, Inc.......................................................... 16 FM Printing & Office Supply........................................... 15 Anderson Hardwood Floors LLC.................................... 14 JDP Electric, Inc............................................................. 14 Universal Carpet Service Inc.......................................... 12 Heartland Plumbing Inc.................................................. 10 CS DuBois Construction, Inc............................................ 9 Casselton Lumber, Inc...................................................... 9 Plecity Kowalski Construction, Inc.................................... 9 Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc...................... 8 New Horizons Electric, Inc................................................ 8 Park Company Mortgage.................................................. 8 Tecton Products, LLC....................................................... 8 Harmon Glass Doctor....................................................... 7 Prosper Electric................................................................ 7 Design Direction, Inc......................................................... 7 Indigo Signworks, Inc........................................................ 6 T.E.M. Industries............................................................... 5 Grant’s Mechanical, Inc.................................................... 5 Paul’s Electric, Inc............................................................. 5 FM Home & Patio, Inc....................................................... 3 Aire Serv of Fgo Mhd....................................................... 3 Cambria............................................................................ 3 Patterson Paint Company................................................. 3 Raun Technologies, Inc..................................................... 3 F-M Garage Door............................................................. 3 Miller & Sons Drywall, Inc................................................. 3 Tile Masters, Inc............................................................... 2 Sanitation Products, Inc.................................................... 2 Widmer Roel PC............................................................... 2 ABC Seamless con’t from page 26

daughter’s wedding dress. It was at that moment, she learned the true meaning of “entrepreneur.” She discovered Jerry withdrew the entire account to buy another seamless gutter machine. His entrepreneurial vision grew in 1978, when he introduced the first of its kind seamless siding machine to North Dakota and incorporated the company as ABC, Inc. Shortly thereafter one of the installers working for Jerry liked the idea so much he wanted to go out on his own. The revolution was on as Jerry set him up in business and launched the first franchise and started what is known today as ABC Seamless.

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Update your HBA Membership Directory & Consumer Guide Non-renewals: Andvik Enterprises Builder • Stan Andvik • (701) 361-6771 Performance Electric LLC Associate • Mike Fife • (701) 412-6573 Standard Industries, Inc. Associate • Mike Lepine • (701) 282-7550 Tretter’s Maintenance Associate • Jerry Tretter • (701) 799-4284

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the rise in consumer spending. But a sudden rise in interest rates could derail these positive developments and weaken manufacturing, which is currently neither expanding nor contracting. As such, the risk is simply not worth the return, at least for now. What would change my thinking about QE3 would be consistent monthly non-farm payroll job growth of greater than 187,000. If we manage to achieve that, the Fed would likely reduce the amount of its monthly bonds purchases and interest rates would rise. However, given a growing economy, the rate rises would not be growth-sapping and I put the chances of a new recession at no more than 10 percent. In the meantime, I look forward to continued, slow and steady improvement the rest of the year. Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., is president of GraphsandLaughs, LLC, and can be reached at elliot@ graphsandlaughs.net. His daily 70 word economics and policy blog can be seen at www.econ70.com.

Mark your calendar for HBA fall events! Fall Parade of Homes - Sept. 7-8 & 14-15 Remodeled Home Tour - Sept. 14-15 Fall Home Show - Sept. 27-28

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HBA of F-M New Member Report

Welcome

to our new member!

Pacific Sound and Video

Sound, security & electronics Jamie DeJean 4761 13th Ave S Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 281-7246 Sponsor: John Gunkelman Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.

Your HBA searches for quality, industry-related members!

Did you know that every new member you recruit throughout the year enters you into a drawing for cash prizes each November? Help your Association grow while growing your pocketbook also! We encourage all members of the Association to become involved in recruitment efforts and finding quality companies to add to our membership base. If you need more information, please contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. HBA membership consists of two groups: builders and associates. When recruiting, remember that we are the Home Builders Association and to focus on businesses directly involved with the building industry. Association bylaws state that a builder membership “shall be open to any person, firm, or corporation actively engaged in construction” and associate membership “shall be open to any person, firm or corporation engaged in any allied trade, industry or profession related to the building industry.”

2013 Membership Drive Contenders (November 2012 - October 2013) These members 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. Name Company # Recruited Ken Krajsa.........................................Bell State Bank & Trust........................................................................................ 4 Terry Becker......................................Terry Becker Construction, LLC.......................................................................... 2 Darrick Guthmiller..............................Kochmann Bros. Homes, Inc............................................................................... 2 Nancy Kelly........................................Heartland Labor.................................................................................................. 2 Tyrone Leslie.....................................Heritage Homes.................................................................................................. 2 Drew Likness.....................................Chase Realty....................................................................................................... 2 Terry Lipp...........................................Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom.................................................... 2 Dave Anderson .................................Dave Anderson Construction.............................................................................. 1 Don Dabbert, Jr.................................Dabbert Custom Homes...................................................................................... 1 Nick Dietrich......................................Dietrich Construction, LLC.................................................................................. 1 Carlita Dietz.......................................Jay Dietz Construction, Inc.................................................................................. 1 Dan Doeden......................................Alerus Financial................................................................................................... 1 Greg Gibb..........................................Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc...................................................................................... 1 John Gunkelman...............................Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc....................................................................... 1 Kevin Gustman..................................Twin City Garage Door, Inc.................................................................................. 1 Chris Hawley.....................................Chris Hawley Architect........................................................................................ 1 Bruce Johnson..................................RE/MAX Realty 1................................................................................................ 1 John Koerselman...............................Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc......................................................... 1 Sylvia Lunski......................................Design Direction, Inc........................................................................................... 1 Scott Mollberg....................................Stenerson Lumber............................................................................................... 1 Tom Spaeth.......................................Accent Contracting.............................................................................................. 1 Dawn Stoneberg................................Roers’ Construction and Development, Inc......................................................... 1 Robin Swanson.................................Superior Insurance.............................................................................................. 1

Thank you to all members for your recruiting and retention efforts!

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Calendar of Events • July 2013 July 3..........................................................................HBA closes at noon July 4 & 5............................................ HBA closed for Independence Day July 9...........Education Committee.................................................. 8 a.m. July 9...........Golf Outing .......................................... Oxbow Country Club July 10.........Home Builders Care Board Meeting.................... 11:30 a.m. July 11.........Remodelers Council Meeting...................................... 8 a.m. July 12.........Events Committee.................................................. 8:15 a.m. July 15.........New Member Development & Retention Meeting......12 p.m. July 16.........HBA Board of Directors Meeting............................... 11 a.m. July 22.........Parade of Homes Committee Meeting....................3:30 p.m. July 23....................................................................Golf Outing Rain Date July 23.........Health Plan Management Committee Meeting........... 9 a.m. July 23.........Public Issues Committee Meeting........................ 11:30 a.m. July 23.........PAC Committee Meeting...................................... 12:30 p.m. July 24.........Muddy Boots Picnic................................................... 11 a.m.

Advertiser Index

ACME TOOLS....................................................................................... 32 Aggregate Industries, Inc. - North Central Region................................. 11 Bell State Bank & Trust.......................................................................... 20 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND................................................................ 21 Butler Machinery Company................................................................... 22 BW Insurance Agency, Inc..................................................................... 22 Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc....................................................... 22 Carpet World......................................................................................... 19 Cass County Abstract Company........................................................... 19 Cass County Electric Cooperative......................................................... 21 Coldwell Banker First Realty................................................................... 7 Crane Johnson Lumber Company......................................................... 40 Dakota Gypsum..................................................................................... 19 Dawson Insurance................................................................................. 16 Goodin Company................................................................................... 39 Hauck & Buchholz Drywall, Inc................................................................ 7 Integrity Windows & Doors ................................................................... 10 Lamperts Lumber.................................................................................. 14 Marvin Windows & Doors ..................................................................... 10 Mid-States Truss Company.................................................................... 40 Minnkota Windows, Inc............................................................................2 Nodak Stores.........................................................................................20 Northland Truss Systems, Inc................................................................35 Property Resources Group....................................................................30 Rigels, Inc..............................................................................................16 Stenerson Lumber.................................................................................21 The Title Company................................................................................19 Western Products, Inc.............................................................................7 Xcel Energy.............................................................................................3

July 31.........Lunch & Learn: ‘Health Care Reform’................... 11:30 a.m.

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

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• She has three adult children and six grandchildren. • She likes to travel, go whitewater rafting and tour the Parade of Homes! • She went to college at Fairview school of Nursing - University of Minnesota.

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He can be found on page 2 of this Plains Builder!

This events committee chair says her customers ROCK her world!

Think you know? Contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846.

Think you know? Contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846.

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There's a New Code in Town: 2012 IRC Update What is it? Fargo Inspections Administrator Ron Strand will instruct this class on the 2012 International Residential Code, its significant changes, and Fargo’s amendments. He will also update attendees on the International Energy Conservation Code and Chapter 11 residential energy provisions of the IRC. Fargo City Commission is set to vote on the 2012 IRC adoption soon, and implementation within the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction will follow.

About the instructor: Ron Strand has been Fargo inspections administrator (building official) for 27 years. He previously served as building official in Devils Lake, N.D. Strand has certifications as building inspector and plans examiner, and holds a journeyman plumbing license. He has served two terms as the North Dakota Building Officials Association president and is a charter member of the board of directors for the five-state Region 3 Upper Great Plains Chapter of the International Code Council. He currently serves as Region 3’s Education Committee Chairperson and Nominating Committee Chairperson. Strand is an author and presenter of many seminars and articles regarding the International Code set.

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Cost: Free to HBA members, and code officials; $20 for non members

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Why Advertise in the Magazine? The Parade of Homes event is a proven, branded, heavily promoted event that attracts people looking at building, remodeling, or improving their home. The event is not only strong locally, but also nationally which attracts those new or planning on moving to the area. In addition to getting in front of this important demographic, you are also supporting the home building industry and helping this key sector of our economy. If your business benefits from new home purchases or home improvements an ad this magazine helps support and reach those involved. Who Advertises in the Magazine? Taken from a cross section of Parade of Homes magazines from across the country, here are the top categories of business that advertise regularly in their local Parade of Homes magazine: Utility Companies & Cities, Real Estate Companies & Land Developers, Home Furnishing & Improvement Companies, Home Financing & Insurance & Processing Institutions, Home Maintenance & Protection Businesses, Builder Suppliers, Builders, Subcontractors, Home & Interior Designers, Consultants, Local Prominent Businesses.

ADVERTISING SPACE RESERVATION/CONTRACT Upon submitting this signed ad space reservation, advertiser agrees to adhere to the deadlines and formats of this rate sheet. Advertiser understands that rates listed above are for camera-ready ads only and all rates are net. Prime locations are available on a “first-come, first serve” basis. Please PRINT all information legibly. E-mail this form to Russ@BuilderFusion.com. Ad Position/Size:______________________ Ad Cost:___________________ Signature:_____________________________________ Date:__________________ Company/Advertiser:_____________________________________________ Contact Name:________________________________________________________ Billing Address:__________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:________________________________________________________ VISA/MASTER CARD #:___________________________________________ Credit Card Code: __________________ Exp. Date:_________________________ Phone:_____________________________________ Fax:_________________________________ E-mail:______________________________________________


Education Opportunity  ‘Lunch & Learn’ ‘Health Care Reform: Employers’ Strategies for the Future’

Explore impacts of recent changes to health care and how they might impact employers and employees. This Lunch & Learn will include timelines for your business’s future compliance and information on health care exchanges, including what they are and how they impact your company. About the Instructor: Pat Bellmore is a regional manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.D. He has 28 years of industry experience, is a Certified Health Consultant and spent many years as a group benefits consultant with Blue Cross, which administers the HBA of F-M’s self-funded health plan.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 WHERE: HBA of F-M office, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. COST: $10 (includes lunch!) Contact (701) 232-5846 or kristam@hbafm.com with any questions.

Please register the following person(s): 1) ________________________________________________________________________________________ 2) ________________________________________________________________________________________ 3)_________________________________________________________________________________________ 4) ________________________________________________________________________________________ 5) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Company: __________________________________________________________________________________ Billing Address (of Credit Card if used): __________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: _____________________________________________________________________________ Please use my credit card (circle one): Visa/Mastercard # ____________________________________________ Exp._______________________VIN (3 digits on back)_________________ Return form & payment to: HBA of F-M 1802 32nd Ave S., Fargo, ND 58103 P (701) 232-5846 | F (701) 280-1108

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


HBA of Fargo-Moorhead asks you to make nominations for 2013

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Builder & Associate of the Year

Each fall, two HBA of F-M members receive its highest honor: the Builder and Associate of the Year awards. The award is based on work expended in the interest of this person’s fellow members, Association and community within the past year (Aug. 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013). These members are judged on:

1. Member Involvement and Industry Promotion (30 points) HBA of F-M involvement and what it has meant to the nominee personally and professionally over the years. The ways he/she furthers good business practices and promotes the home building industry to the general public. 2. Civic Activity (15 points) Local, state and national level participation in civic and service clubs, charitable activities, political commissions, fraternal or religious groups, etc. 3. Professional Accomplishments (20 points) For business owners, the development of his or her business from beginning to present. For employees of member companies, his/her role in the business and how he/she has developed it from the time started to the present. Also actions taken to improve upon professionalism and or role in the trades industry. 4. Local Association Activity (30 points) Association offices and committee work, special assignments, membership recruitment, etc. 5. State and National Association Activities (5 points) Offices held and committee work, attendance and participation at state conventions, directors meetings, etc. Recipients of the Builder & Associate of the Year Awards will be chosen by a committee consisting of past winners, board members and HBA of F-M staff. The award will be presented at the Oct. 15 General Membership Meeting/Annual Meeting. Local winners go on to represent the HBA of F-M for consideration in the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Builder and Associate of the Year awards selection in November.

(Please make copies of this form, if needed.) I nominate:___________________________________________________________ Name Company

Reasons for nomination:_________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ My name/company:____________________________________________________ Submit your nomination(s) by faxing, emailing or mailing this form to the HBA of F-M office before Aug. 15, 2013. HBA of F-M 1802 32nd Ave. S. • Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 232-5846 • (701) 280-1108 fax • info@hbafm.com • www.hbafm.com The mission of the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead is to provide quality services, benefits and education to our members and the community. Striving to be a visible and proactive influence, the association represents the collective interests of the home building industry.


Past Builder of the Year Award Winners 1982............................. Gerald Eid ����������������������������������������������������������������������� Eid-Co Buildings 1983............................. John Mahan �������������������������������������������������������������� Mahan Construction 1984............................. Don Barnum ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ABC Seamless 1985............................. Roy Van Raden ����������������������������������������������������������� Van Raden Homes 1986............................. Charles Funfar ����������������������������������������������������������� Funfar Construction 1987............................. Michael Duffy �����������������������������������������������������������������Michael Duffy Co. 1988............................. Al Carlson ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Sun Builders Ltd. 1989............................. Terry Welle ����������������������������������������������������������Terry Welle Construction 1990............................. Lowell Regstad ������������������������������������������������������� Regstad Construction 1991............................. Bob Rood �����������������������������������������������������������Robert Rood Contracting 1993............................. Rick Duval ����������������������������������������������������������� Rick Duval Construction 1994............................. Paul Kochmann ���������������������������������������������Kochmann Brothers Homes 1995............................. Stan Ryland ����������������������������������������������������������������������� Ryland Homes 1996............................. Dan Passolt ������������������������������������������������������������������� Paragon Builders 1997............................. Bob Footitt ���������������������������������������������������������� Bob Footitt Construction 1998............................. Mike Bullinger ��������������������������������������������������������������� Western Products 2002............................. Dave Anderson ��������������������������������������������Dave Anderson Construction 2004............................. Vern Hanson ���������������������������������������������������������������� Hanson Bros., Inc. 2005............................. Mike Arnold ����������������������������������������������������������������� Accent Contracting 2006............................. Kenneth Andersen ������������������������������������������������KWA Constructors, Inc. 2007............................. Dan Lindquist ������������������������������������������Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. 2008............................. Tyrone Leslie �������������������������������������������������������������������Heritage Homes 1992, 1999................... Bob Kochmann ����������������������������������������������Kochmann Brothers Homes 2000, 2003 .................. Don Dabbert, Jr. ������������������������������������������� Contemporary Builders, Inc. 2001, 2009, 2010......... John Gunkelman �������������������������������� Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. 2011............................. Jason Eid ���������������������������������������������������������������� Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. 2012............................. Dave Anderson ��������������������������������������������Dave Anderson Construction

Past Associate of the Year Award Winners 1982............................. Bob Rood.....................................................Consolidated Building Supply 1983............................. Rod Paseka ��������������������������������������������������������������Hebron Brick Supply 1984............................. Vince Haugen ���������������������������������������������������������������� Haugen Masonry 1985............................. Ross Mathews ����������������������������������������������� Mathews Electric Company 1986............................. Dick Alsop ���������������������������������������������������������Interior Lumber Company 1987............................. Fred Ishaug ������������������������������������������������������������������������� Star Concrete 1988............................. Jeff Swenson �������������������������������������������������������� Twin City Garage Door 1989............................. Pete Polansky ������������������������������������������ Hebron Brick Supply Company 1990............................. Phil McShane ������������������������������������������������������������ First Interstate Bank 1991............................. Dale Long ����������������������������������������������������������������Sears Contract Sales 1992............................. Bob Steckroat �������������������������������������������������Mid-States Truss Company 1993............................. Chuck Huck ����������������������������������������������������������� Red River Electric, Inc. 1995............................. Marshal Albright �����������������������������������Cass County Electric Cooperative 1996............................. Ryan Hoss ��������������������������������������������������������������������������Baker Nursery 1997............................. Gary Opp �����������������������������������������������������������������������Opp Construction 1998............................. Rob Lyngstad ��������������������������������������������������������E.W. Wylie Corporation 1999............................. Tim O’Leary ���������������������������������������������������������� Northern States Power 2000............................. Mark Calawerts ���������������������������������������������������� Pella Windows & Doors 2001............................. Bruce Clapham ������������������������������������������������������������� Charleswood, Inc. 2002............................. Pat McManus ������������������������������������������������������� McManus & Associates 2003............................. Jane Volk ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Gate City Bank 1994, 2004................... Ken Krajsa ������������������������������������������������������������������� State Bank & Trust 2005............................. Brent Atkins ���������������������������������������������������������� Minnkota Windows, Inc. 2006............................. LaVonne Selberg �����������������������������������������������������������������Nodak Stores 2007............................. Peggy Palmes ����������������������������������������������������������� TRN Abstract & Title 2008............................. Nancy Kelly ������������������������������������������������������������������� Command Center 2009............................. John Vastag ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Laney’s, Inc. 2010............................. Toby Christensen ����������������������������� Camrud Foss Concrete Constr., Inc. 2011............................. John Koerselman................... Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. 2012............................. Sylvia Lunski ������������������������������������������������������������Design Direction, Inc.


HBA of F-M Associate members! It’s time to nominate your favorite HBA of F-M Builder member(s) for the

BEAM Award BUILDERS ENGAGING ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Which Builders exemplify ‘It’s good business to do business with a member?’

T

he National Association of Home Builders “BEAM” (Builders Engaging Associate Members) award is an honor bestowed on one Builder chosen by a committee of Associate members as the one who personifies the motto, “It’s good business to do business with a member.” The HBA of F-M names a winner on the local level that advances to the state (North Dakota Association of Builders) level, and possibly to the national level. The Builder member nominees will be evaluated for the business period of May 31, 2012 – June 1, 2013, on: • Loyalty • Ethics • Trust • Communication ��� Consideration

Two Builder members who receive the most nominations will be notified and asked to submit their list of suppliers/trade contractors. HBA of F-M staff will compare those lists, and send common companies the Builder evaulation form. A committee of past HBA of F-M Associates of the Year reviews the evaluations and chooses a winner.

Loyalty

My BEAM Nominations: 1.__________________________ 2.__________________________ 3.__________________________ 4.__________________________ 5.__________________________ Submitted by:

Associate Member/ Nominator Name (required):________________________________________ Company:_______________________________________________________

Submittal deadline: Aug. 15

Return form to: HBA of F-M, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, N.D. 58103 (701) 280-1108 fax or info@hbafm.com Questions? Contact Krista Mund at (701) 232-5846 or kristam@hbafm.com

Past Winners • •

2012: John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. 2011: Mike, Vern and Gerald Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc.

Remember! • • • •

You must be an Associate or Associate Affiliate HBA of F-M member (not a Builder) to make nominations. You must provide your name on this nomination form. You can nominate up to five Builder members. You must submit your nominations by Aug. 15.

Trust

Consideration

Ethics

Communication

To see a list of eligible HBA of F-M Builder members, visit www.hbafm.com. Click “Directory,” and search by Member Type: Builder.


July 2013 Plains Builder