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• HBA continues to advance on strategic plan goals - pg 8 • Home Builders Care Build for Habitat receives $3.5K from State Bank & Trust - pg 9 • HBA members travel to IBS, NAHB board meeting - pg 10 • Fargo drafts River Setback Ordinance - pg 11 • John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc., named NAHB’s Certified Graduate Builder of the Year - pg 16 • ‘Chilly’ Cook-off Highlights - pg 19 • Meet Your Events Committee Chair: Jessica Grondahl - pg 23 • Member profile: Differding Signature Homes; Constructural Services Inc. - pg 24 • Remodelers Council Focus: Terry Lipp - pg 26 • Spike Superstar: Stan Birky - pg 34

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City Night

March 22 Fargo Radisson Social 6 p.m. • Program 6:30 p.m. More networking afterward! Featuring Mayors from Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth with brief updates on their respective cities.

Details on pg 22....

Thank you sponsor:


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

BRYCE JOHNSON JENNY ERICKSON JENNIFER MCKINNEY KRISTA MUND AMANDA OHLSEN KIRSTEN ROSENOW ROCKY SCHNEIDER ALISON STREYLE

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KIRSTEN ROSENOW Editor, Photographer, Design

HBA of F-M Executive Committee & Board of Directors

TERRY BECKER Terry Becker Construction, LLC (President and National Director) DARRICK GUTHMILLER Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. (President Elect and National Director) CARLITA DIETZ Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. (Treasurer and National Director) SYLVIA LUNSKI Design Direction, Inc. (Secretary) TYRONE LESLIE Heritage Homes (Past President and National Director) KEN ANDERSEN KWA Constructors, Inc. STAN BIRKY Stan Birky Construction, Inc. CLAY DIETRICH HARRY GILBERTSON BRUCE JOHNSON NANCY KELLY JOHN KOERSELMAN PAUL KRABBENHOFT TERRY LIPP NANCY MICHELSEN TOM SPAETH

Dietrich Homes, Inc. Harry Gilbertson Construction RE/MAX Realty 1 Heartland Labor Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. Gateway Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, LLC Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom Vivid Interiors, LLC Accent Contracting

Ex-officios to the board of directors Executive Vice President Development & Project Coordinator Membership Coordinator Communications Manager Accounting & Records Coordinator Communication & Office Coordinator Public Affairs Coordinator Events Coordinator

DON DABBERT, JR. Dabbert Custom Homes (Life Director) GERALD EID Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. (Senior Life Director) JASON EID Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. (NDAB First Vice President) JOHN GUNKELMAN Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. (Life Director and NDAB State Representative) KEN KRAJSA State Bank & Trust (NDAB Associate National Director) DAN LINDQUIST Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. (National Director) JOHN MAHAN Mahan Construction, Inc. (Life Director)

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C alendar F eatures 16 Become a North Dakota Professional Plains Builder

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Builder 4 things any remodeler needs to know about EPA’s Lead rule Get logged on with your HBA OSHA fall protection guidelines HBC strategic plan update NAWIC Corner Get to know a new member: Sculpture by Design

In Every Issue: 6 Local President’s Report 11 Local Public Issues Report 12 NDAB State Association Report 14 BAM State Association Report 15 NAHB National Public Issues Report 20 Membership Meeting Update 24 Associate & Builder Member Profiles 25 Industry Spotlight 26 Remodelers Council Report 28 Home Builders Care Foundation Report 35 New Member Profile 36 Renewals 37 New Member Report

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March 6......... Education Committee........................ 8 a.m. March 7......... Home Builders Care Board......... 11:30 a.m. March 9......... Power Limited Technician Con’t Ed.... 8 a.m. March 9......... Events Committee......................... 8:15 a.m. March 12....... New Mbr Development & Retention.... Noon March 13....... HBA Board of Directors................... 11 a.m. March 14........ EPA Lead Paint RRP Training..........8:30 a.m. March 15....... Remodelers Council.......................... 8 a.m. March 15-16.. NDAB Spring Board Meeting... Grand Forks March 19....... Parade of Homes Committee........ 3:30 p.m. March 20....... Public Issues Committee............ 11:30 a.m. March 22....... March GMM/City Night...................... 6 p.m. March 27....... March Lunch & Learn................. 11:30 a.m. March 27-28... NAHB Caps Training.....................Bismarck

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news briefs Hires & Promotions • Northwestern Bank has promoted Brenda Steen to vice president of business banking at the Dilworth location. • Roger Monson has joined State Bank &Trust as vice president/ correspondent banker. • Heritage Homes has promoted Mary Marohl to administrative assistant and hired Gretchen Taylor as sales coordinator. • Balance Your Books, has hired Tracey Miller as an accountant and tax specialist. • Cindy Shelstad, has been named an associate at American Federal Bank. • VISIONBank has promoted Judy Stroh to senior operations officer and has hired Katy Gilderhus as a client service representative and Lana Stoelting as a mortgage loan processor. • Amy Redland has joined Park Co. Realtors as a sales associate. • Moore Engineering has hired Kyle Hafliger as a graduate engineer in the water resources department. • State Bank and Trust has promoted Kelly Fenno and Jessica Kanuch to loan administration and operations positions, and Jonathan Donnelly to branch manager. • Herman Novak has joined Stahl Architects and Builders as a designer/associate. • Kipp Harris, Kim Zuroff and Barry Halvorson have joined Keller Williams Roers Realty as agents. • Jon Christianson has joined the agriculture division of Widmer Roel PC as an audit associate. • Gate City Bank has promoted Dan Eggiman to personal banking supervisor. • Andrew Shae has joined Western State Bank as a credit officer.

• Kerry Bittner has joined Fiebiger, Swanson, West and Co. as a network administrator. • Angela Schlieper has joined CornerStone Bank as an investment service administrative assistant. • Knight Printing has hired Martin “James” Tinjum as a finishing cutter and die cutter operator, Travis Hopkins as a shipper/ receiver and Richard Freeman in building maintenance. • Erin Shaw has joined the tax department of Widmer Roel as a tax associate. Awards & Accolades • Four employees of Network Center Inc. have earned certifications: Eric Kupfer and Mike Pagan, IBM Midrange Storage Technical Support; Brad Piekutowski, Symantec Sales Expert Plus; and Phil Simon, Veeam Sales. • Dennis Olson, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker First Realty, has been honored by the F-M Area Association of Realtors for more than 50 years of service in the real estate industry. • Kelly Chambers of Widmer Roel has earned the certified public accountant designation. • Western State Bank has contributed $51,000 to charitable organization and employees volunteered 1,400 hours to many area organizations. • Elizabeth Blatchford, Solutions, recently completed training on all of the new roller shade automation systems available from Mechoshade Systems, at their company headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. • Dakota Supply Group has joined forces with W.A. Roosevelt of Wisconsin. The company will become a division of DSG while keeping its name and staff. The

new division will increase DSG’s service area to Wisconsin and northern Michigan. • Hot Springs Spas and Pool Tables was named Territory Dealer of the Year and also earned the Retail Excellence for Showroom Design at the recent annual dealer conference in Orlando, Fla. Plains Builder advertising space available The HBA’s monthly publication, the Plains Builder, is distributed to HBA membership, local government officials as well as state and federal legislators. This publication is a great way to market your company to the construction industry. Advertising space for 2012 is available now. We have a variety of size and color options open, including a business card ad size. The Plains Builder also offers an insert option. Inserts are placed in the front of the magazine every month and are a great way to advertise specific monthly events, sales or promotions If you are interested in advertising to members of the construction industry, contact Jenny at jenny@ hbafm.com or call the HBA office at (701) 232-5846. Spring Parade of Homes guide advertising opportunity This full-color, glossy magazine will feature the homes in this year’s Parade of Homes and will be distributed to those interested in building a new home, upgrading their existing home or learning more aobut the latest in building, design and decor. Don’t miss this great opportunity to showcase your quality products and services in this first-class publication that is heavily promoted and has a readership of over 35,000 targeted households. See insert in this issue for more information on rates and deadlines. The 52nd Spring Parade of Homes is April 28 - May 6. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m., and Monday through Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Briefs con’t on next pg

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Win a free year of membership Get in the running for a free year of membership in the HBA of F-M! The Association tracks those members who pay their dues before the month of their renewal. All those members get in a drawing for a free year of dues. For example, if your membership is paid through April 30, 2012, you would pay your dues before April 1, 2012, to be entered. Call Amanda at (701) 232-5846 with any questions. HBA offers Power Limited Technician, EPA Lead Certification classes The HBA of F-M will be holding a power limited continuing education class March 9 at the Skills & Technology Training Center, Fargo. Member rate is $75; non-member rate is $100. There will also be two opportunities for EPA Lead Remodeling, Renovation and Paint Rule March 14 and Nov. 14. For more information or to register call (701) 232-5846 or kirsten@ hbafm.com Sponsorships for Spring Parade of Homes Sponsorship opportunites are available for the Spring Parade of Homes starting at $1,500. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for more information.

Adopt-A-Student Challenge Adopt one of the HBA of F-M’s 2012 Herdina Academy students for the low price of $75. Adopting a student will help us defray the cost of the materials, registration fees, instructor fee and tools. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com to contribute, and check out page 28 for a list of 2011 sponsors. CPR, First Aid and AED classes available at Fraser, Ltd. Are you searching for a valuable benefit to offer to your employees while providing them with lifesaving skills? Fraser, Ltd. offers convenient evening classes. For your business needs, on-site training is available for class sizes of ten or more participants. Classes can be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups and individuals, and can be scheduled at any time that is convenient for you. Call (701) 232-3301 for class registration information or visit www. fraserltd.org. Sign up to get Plains Builder by email If you are currently getting the Plains Builder as a hard copy, but would like to receive it electronically, please contact the HBA at (701) 2325846 or kirsten@hbafm.com. It is our goal to reduce waste and save member dollars as much as possible.

CHALLENGE

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

Hints: • She was the ping pong champion in Grand Forks two years in a row for her age group. • She was named Student Nurse of the Year while in nursing school. • Has a goal of getting to all 50 states by age 50. • Her first name is generally a sign of spring! Note: Co-workers and relatives of the featured member/staff person are not eligible to win. Readers are eligible to win once per calendar year.

HBA members enrolled on health plan eligible for EAP HBA of F-M members who are enrolled on the Association’s health plan are eligible for The Village Employee Assistance Program. The EAP is a confidential and comprehensive counseling service for employees and managers provided nationwide. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 627-8220. For more information, visit www.VillageEAP.com. What can EAP do for you? Listed below is a sampling of services available: • Relationship Issues • Emotional Health • Drug and Alcohol Issues • Workplace Issues • Financial and Legal Counseling

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President’s Report Climbing to $80K… Home Builders Care Build

In an effort to scale the fundraising ladder step by step, HBA of F-M President Terry Becker challenges each member company to donate at least $25 per month in March, April, May and June to close the fundraising gap. The Home Builders Care Build for Habitat starts in June, and we must raise $80,000! Clip this form and pledge at $100 today!

Yes, I will give $100 to Home Builders Care Build for Habitat! One $100 installment Four $25 installments Donation enclosed Please bill me.

Name:__________________________ Company Name:__________________________ Send form and donation to HBA of F-M 1802 32nd Ave S, Fargo ND, 58103, email to info@hbafm.com or fax to (701) 232-5846.

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‘Keep it Local ND:’ Oppose Measure 2 Chances are good you have heard about North Dakota Measure 2, a controversial initiative on the June ballot to abolish property taxes. Your HBA of F-M, along with the North Dakota Association of Builders Terry Becker Terry Becker and several other organizations, are Construction, LLC strongly opposed to the measure. The “Keep it Local North Dakota” campaign is off to a strong start. We believe that we should keep local government local. You should decide what’s best for your community. Here are three core reasons why you should vote NO on Measure 2 in June: 1. Local governments know what is best for residents. Local governments – city councils, county commissions, school boards – are more accountable to the people. Local officials can respond more effectively to the immediate needs of their constituents. 2. One-size-fits-all government does not work. Measure 2 requires the Legislature to determine what is best for local governments. This is counter to political and regional reality: What works for West Fargo may not work for Williston. Measure 2 would make the Legislature responsible for determining the funding for more than 2,000 political subdivisions. That’s not practical. 3. Measure 2 will require tax increases. To make up for the more than $800 million in lost annual revenue, legislators and local officials will have to raise taxes and fees to fill the gap. More information can be found at www.keepitlocalnd. com or contact HBA Public Affairs Coordinator Rocky Schneider at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com. Please spread the word wherever you can about the reasons to oppose Measure 2. At first blush, getting rid of property taxes seems enticing, but explore the issue more and you will find many flaws and problems.

Home Builders Care Build receives $3,551 from State Bank & Trust

I am excited to say that State Bank & Trust has donated $3,551 from its “Pay It Forward” program to be used for the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat this summer! Thank you to State Bank & Trust and its employees for this generous donation. Read more about it on page 9. It is exciting to see us making some progress on the challenge ladder on the left, but we have a long way to go to reach $80,000! There are ways you can help, too:

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When working with these companies, remember to identify yourself as a member of NAHB to receive the discount. For more information, visit www.nahb.org/ma.

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HBA continues to advance on strategic plan goals

In the spring of 2010, HBA of F-M leaders formulated a three-year strategic plan for the Association. The group consisted of HBA directors, committee members and staff. Facilitators from the National Nancy Kelly, Association of Home Builders Heartland Labor traveled from Washington, D.C., to HBA Strategic Plan Monitor conduct the planning session. The HBA’s mission statement remains the same: “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.” At the planning session, we discussed four areas critical to the HBA and formulated objectives and strategies listed to the right. Brent Atkins, Minnkota Windows, Inc., monitored the plan in 2010 and 2011. With his term expiring on the board last year, I have been appointed to monitor this final year of the plan and make regular reports to the board and membership. A common theme in this strategic plan is the need to communicate “return on investment” to the current membership and demonstrate the HBA’s positive impact on the community to consumers. In these challenging economic times, our leaders identified the importance of showing members what they are receiving for their dues, as well as increasing the HBA’s good works in the public’s eyes – which will positively impact members, too! Much has been accomplished, and even completed, within the plan and requires an ongoing effort by staff and members. The following are some bullets of additional progress the HBA has made since the last published update in August: • In an effort to continually enhance the Association’s events and moving toward “virtual events,” the Home & Garden Show offered website links from the HBA’s site directly to exhibitors’ sites for an additional fee. • To reach out to more consumers through educational channels, the HBA is now providing Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guides to The Village to distribute at its home buyer education classes. • An “issues fund” has been established by the HBA, and a policy is in the works, to provide funding for governmental and public policy issues that may arise. It has already been utilized for a campaign to defeat North Dakota Measure 2 to abolish property taxes. • The HBA is collaborating with many other organizations, including The Fargo-West FargoMoorhead Chamber of Commerce on defeating Measure 2 to abolish North Dakota property taxes.

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• In an effort to further reach our members regularly and consistently through mediums besides print, the HBA now distributes a “weekly email” with updates on events, education and other pertinent items. • HBA legislative successes have been regularly showcased in public event guides and the Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide to promote the Association’s achievements that not only help the industry, but home buyers and remodelers. If you are interested in reviewing the entire strategic work plan, please contact the office at (701) 232-5846. Also please remember, we have several committees to choose from with varying focuses. If you would like to try one out, let us know! Your involvement can be as little or as immense as you want – it is your decision and it is your Association. Look for updates in the Plains Builder on the plan progress every six months.

Key Areas and Objectives Membership/Education

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

Government Affairs

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

Communications

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

Operations

• Increase non-dues revenue efforts. • Retain quality staff members. • Maintain financial health of the HBA. • Determine technology needs and have appropriate tools and programs needed. Miscellaneous items related to HBA operations: open house for members; keeping board members in touch with committee chairs.

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Home Builders Care for Habitat Build receives $3.5K from State Bank & Trust

State Bank & Trust Vice President/ Business Banking Doug Burchill and Senior Vice President/ Real State Bank & Trust presented a $3,551 check for the Estate Home Builders Care for Habitat Build this summer Ken thanks to its Pay It Forward program. Krajsa presented Home Builders Care Foundation President Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, and HBA of F-M President Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC, with $3,551 from the bank’s Pay It Forward program to be used for the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat this summer. Krajsa serves as North Dakota Association of Builders’ Associate National Director and is a longtime HBA board member. Thank you to State Bank & Trust and its employees for this generous donation. To read more about the Pay It Forward program, visit http://payitforward.statebanks.com. There are several ways you can help with the Home Builders Care Build, too: • Give a donation! The $80,000 goal includes additional funds for a detached two-stall garage to be built with the home. Please send donations to Home Builders Care Foundation and designate them for the Habitat build. HBC is a charity and all donations are tax deductible. You will be supporting your Foundation, its Framework for the Future vision… and, of course, Habitat! • Plan for in-kind donations of materials and labor. We will know more about exact needs when the home plans are finalized, but if you are interested, feel free to let us know.

Home Builders Care Build for Habitat in June

President’s message con’t from pg 6

• Give a donation! The $80,000 total includes funds for a detached two-stall garage to be built with the home. Please send donations to Home Builders Care Foundation and designate them for the Habitat build. HBC is a charity and all donations are tax deductible. You will be supporting your Foundation, its Framework for the Future vision… and, of course, Habitat! • Plan for in-kind donations of materials and labor. See the insert in this issue for details on materials needs, or contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846.

HBA members attend International Builders Show in Orlando

Several HBA members made the trip to Orlando for the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show in January. Every year is a chance to learn new things and see all the new products and techniques that are available. As an industry, it is projected that we will see new home starts increase over levels seen in 2011, which were down significantly. This was great to hear, as it shows many markets improving in terms of employment growth, house price appreciation and permit numbers as well. Read more on page 10.

City Night March 22 at the Radisson, downtown Fargo

I invite all members to attend our 14th annual City Night March 22 at the Radisson in downtown Fargo. Our relationships with public officials are crucial in today’s residential construction market. City Night is a way to thank local jurisdiction staff and elected officials for their hard work and willingness to listen to our industry’s concerns about new laws and regulations. Thank you to sponsor Starion Financial. We appreciate your support! See page 22 for details.

Parade of Homes coming soon

Although it’s hard to believe, this year’s spring Parade of Homes is just around the corner April 28-May 6. We are hoping for another strong showing of all types of homes this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what your industry has to offer. We are proud to be producing another great magazine and interactive website to go along with this wonderful event for the third year in a row. The magazine will be available for consumers April 23 at all Hornbacher’s stores. See the April Plains Builder for details including home entries, builders and hours.

Adopt-A-Student Challenge See pg 6 for details and make a donation today!

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Check out the list of Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades 2011 sponsors and learn more about becoming a sponsor on pg 28...

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HBA members travel to International Builders Show, NAHB board meeting Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. HBA Treasurer NAHB National Director

National directors hear forecast for national recovery in 2012, NAHB still struggling

Last month, the National Association of Home Builders held its board meeting in conjunction with the International Builders Show in Orlando. IBS and the national board meetings are a great way to network with members in the industry while keeping on top of the key issues facing home building. Overall, the 2011 recap from NAHB is grim, but there is a ray of hope for 2012, and it appears that markets around the country are starting to recover. As usual, our members came back from this meeting feeling incredibly lucky to live in this prosperous area. HBA leaders at the meeting, besides me, included Terry Becker (National Director and HBA president), Terry Becker Construction, LLC; Don Dabbert, Jr. (Life Director and BUILD-PAC Trustee), Dabbert Custom Homes; Jason Eid (North Dakota Association of Builders First Vice President), Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.; John Gunkelman (Life Director and NDAB State Representative), Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; Ken Krajsa (Associate National Director), State Bank & Trust; Tyrone Leslie (National Director), Heritage Homes; Dan Lindquist (National Director), Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc.; and Dan Parrow (Home Builders Care Foundation Treasurer), ISR Homes.

News, statistics from the board meeting

• Single-family permits for 2011 were at about 470,000, the lowest since the 1940s. NAHB economists predict that permits will be up to 600,000 for 2012, and listed the Minneapolis area as a major market on the rebound. • In September, there were 12 cities on NAHB’s improving markets index, and now there are close to 100. This index takes into account employment growth, house price appreciation and single-family housing permits. • In 2011, money spent on remodeling exceeded money spent on new construction for the first time. • Attendance at the International Builders Show was up by about 10,000 from last year, but compared to the past, the show’s size and attendance is still suffering. • Overall, NAHB expects to lose about 10,000 more members nationwide and then hopes to stabilize. • There were nine bylaws amendments on the table at the board of directors meeting, none of which passed. One

of the main proposed amendments would have reduced the board size from around 1,100 to 750 members. Approximately 50 percent of the National Directors were not present at the February meeting. • NAHB staff is down from about 400 at its peak to 245 employees with another round of staff cuts passing at this board meeting. NAHB also dipped into its reserves to fill its budget shortfall.

Legislative update

• One of NAHB’s current focuses is on the Home Building Lending Improvement Act of 2012, legislation to help restore the flow of credit for new housing production in order to create jobs, meet rising housing demand and bolster the economic expansion. With new housing inventories at or near record lows in many parts of the country, builders should be gearing up to produce homes to meet sizable demand from pent-up household formations and the growing list of metro areas on the Improving Markets Index whose economies are recovering. However, banks have largely cut off home builders from the credit they need to finance new projects or complete those still underway. • Other legislative issue priorities include appraisals, housing finance reform, loan limits, budget appropriations/sequestration, low income housing tax credit, foreclosures, southern pine design values, fall protection guidelines and injury and illness prevention programs. • We also had an opportunity to hear Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deliver remarks during a special session. Bernanke specifically acknowledged housing’s role in economic recovery and job growth and the challenges facing builders in today’s market. He mentioned a number of factors, including the overhang of distressed and foreclosed properties, tight credit conditions for builders and potential home buyers, and the large number of “underwater” mortgages, leaving the rate of new home construction at only about onethird of its average level in recent decades. He has been willing to meet with NAHB leadership on a regular basis to receive updates from us on the state of the housing market and discuss industry concerns.

Closer to home

• Congratulations to John Gunkelman on receiving NAHB’s 2011 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year in recognition of his successful efforts to raise awareness of the educational designation. He made everyone from North Dakota very proud by winning this prestigious award. Read more on page 16. • Also, congratulations to our members who have been appointed to NAHB committees this year: Jason Eid, Housing Finance Committee; Dan Lindquist, SingleFamily Small Volume Builders Committee and John Gunkelman, Custom Home Builders Committee. Also, Bruce Walker of Minot was named to the Home Builders Institute Trustees. These are very IBS recap con’t on next pg

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Public Issues Report of Area

Affairs

Fargo drafts River Setback Ordinance by Rocky Schneider, Public Affairs Coordinator

The city of Fargo has drafted an ordinance that would amend the Land Development Code to include building setbacks for lots along rivers. The ordinance is modeled after a similar ordinance already in place in Cass County. HBA of F-M representatives have taken part in numerous discussions regarding the ordinance over the last year and are currently reviewing the draft for comment. The draft ordinance includes the following: Setbacks for unplatted lots • The building setbacks for unplatted lots will be 450 feet from the centerline of the Red and Wild Rice Rivers and 175 feet from the Sheyenne River, or 100 feet from the FEMA floodway, whichever is greater. The 450foot zone will be broken up into a 350-foot minimal disturbance zone and a 100-foot limited disturbance zone; each zone has a different specific set of rules.

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important appointments and we’re so pleased to have representation from our local association and state on these national committees. • The North Dakota Association of Builders was given $5,000 from NAHB’s State and Local Issues Fund to assist with the Keep it Local North Dakota coalition opposing Measure 2. • Three teams from NAHB Student Chapters competed in the Residential Construction Management Competition at IBS this year: Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead, North Dakota State College of Science – Wahpeton and North Dakota State University. These student groups worked hard since September on a project that was presented to a panel of judges Feb. 9-10. The competition has 48 post secondary schools competing and it is amazing that three of the teams come from this area.

Setbacks for platted lots • For areas that are platted and have not yet been built upon, approval from the City Commission is needed to acquire a building permit. There are five criteria in the ordinance that a project would need to meet. • For platted lots already built upon, there would be new regulations overlaid upon the property. Enlargement or alteration of the structure that is already within the disturbance zone would be allowed as long as it did not extend closer to the river. Any such enlargement, alteration or interior remodeling may not exceed the limits of the “substantial improvement” provisions of Fargo’s floodplain management regulations. New subdivision requirements • The ordinance would require new subdivisions to identify disturbance zones and to dedicate the areas for drains. Drains would require an area equal to 175 feet on either side of the centerline, along with an allowance for the city to acquire an additional 150 feet. Tree preservation provisions • Fargo has also been working on a tree preservation ordinance. This ordinance will likely work in conjunction with the setback ordinance and could possibly be encompassed within the same sections of municipal code. While the river setback ordinance deals with land disturbing activities through construction, the tree preservations sections will deal with the same topic except through the removal of significant trees. If you would like a copy of the draft ordinance or would like to provide input, please contact Rocky at rocky@ hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846.

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HBA of F-M and NDAB leaders and staff at the national board meeting. John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc., received the honor of NAHB’s 2011 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year.

Vote NO to Measure #2 on June 12. See insert for more details!

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News from the North

Dakota Association of Builders

2012 International Builders Show

It was great to see so many North Dakotans at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla. Signs of optimism for the industry’s recovery could be felt throughout the show, and exhibitors noted increased booth traffic Eddy Mitzel and solid sales leads. NDAB President The 2012 IBS featured exhibits from more than 900 suppliers representing all facets of the home building industry. There were also 165 educational sessions on design trends, green building, marketing, remodeling and other building industry topics. Nearly 2,500 people attended a special address by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, where he discussed how restraints on credit for home buyers and home builders alike continue to impede the housing and economic recovery. However, building on significant upward revisions to numbers for the previous two months, nationwide production of new single-family homes and apartments increased 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of nearly 700,000 units in January, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. This marks the second-best pace of overall housing production since October of 2008. “Today’s solid housing starts report indicates that builders are putting more of their crews back to work, and adds to the growing field of evidence that the overall housing market is gradually but consistently moving in the right direction,” said Barry Rutenberg, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders and a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “The fact that the three-month moving average for housing starts has now increased for nine consecutive months and is approaching the 700,000 mark for the first time since October of 2008 is indicative of a solid recovery in housing activity stemming from recent firming in employment and consumer confidence measures,” agreed NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “That said, housing production is still far from what would be considered normal in a healthy market, and many challenges remain for home builders in terms of tight credit conditions, difficult appraisals and the continued flow of foreclosed properties on the market – all of which are certainly slowing the pace of improvement in both housing and the overall economy.”

Back Your PAC Send a personal check for $20.12 to NDAB-PAC today! Make housing “one voice stronger,” and join Club 2012. Questions? Contact Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com.

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All local builders Associations officially oppose Measure 2 You might think that builders would like to eliminate property taxes, and Doreen Riedman that they might sell more homes if NDAB Executive there are no property taxes. Short-term, Officer that could be true. However, builders in our state recognize that eliminating property taxes through Measure 2 is bad public policy, and would adversely affect home building and development in communities across the state for the long-term. “Keep it Local North Dakota” is a coalition of an everincreasing number of organizations (now 63) who have come together to ensure defeat of this flawed measure. North Dakota Association of Builders and all six local builders associations are coalition members. The more North Dakotans learn about Measure 2, the more they realize that it is an extreme measure that will result in the loss of local control. An objective examination of the facts shows that Measure 2 does not stand up to scrutiny. Measure 2 is not a solution, instead it just creates new problems that would be even more difficult to solve. More information can be found at www.keepitlocalnd. com. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ KeepItLocalND.

Cost-effective basement insulating

As of Jan. 1, 2011, the North Dakota State Building Code requires insulation on foundation walls. This lunch and learn brought to you by NDAB, NDSU Extension Service and your local builders association will provide opportunities to learn more about cost-effective foundation insulating techniques that reduce energy loss and help control moisture problems. (HBA of F-M offered the class in February) Learn more about: • Building science basics involving foundations • Proper moisture management • Managing risk while creating livable basements • Lessons learned from past mistakes • Specific insulating techniques Weds., March 21, 2012 11:30 am - 1 pm Minot, Minot Association of Builders office Thurs., March 22, 2012 11:30 am - 1 pm Bismarck - Capital Electric Cooperative Earn one education credit for your 2012 North Dakota Professional Builder certification. Contact Sandy to register at (701) 222-2401 or sandy@ndbuild.com, or visit www. ndbuild.com for the brochure/registration form.

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News from around the state...

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

Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association • (701) 222-2400 Roxy Jacobson, Executive Officer • www.bmhba.com • Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Started at the 35th Annual Home Show March 9-11. We have some great How-To Seminars lined up, and there’s a $2-off admission coupon on our website: www.bmhba.com. • We are conducting a roundtable discussion between city officials and local builders March 13. If you have any concerns you would like discussed, please contact Roxy. • Bismarck will also be co-hosting some great education classes with NDAB in March. “How to Cost-Effectively Insulate Basements” will be March 22 and a two-day “Aging in Place” course will be March 27-28. • Just an early reminder, the Spring Parade of Homes will be April 20-22 and 27-29 . Hope to see you at these upcoming events!

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

• Dickinson Area Builders Association held a very informative “legislative evening” at the February GMM. Congressional candidates Brian Kalk and Bette Grande spoke, and we invited other local legislators to attend. • Our Home Show is sold out. We have four local auto dealers as members and found a way to include a display for each of them. We will have a single vehicle along with a banner on display in front of the Rec Center as well as booth space. • Our safety seminar at Butler Machinery Feb. 24 was full. The response was better than we expected it to be. • Membership drive set for March.

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

• Structural Materials will host Builders after Hours March 13. • The NDAB Legislative Summit and Board of Directors Meeting will be at the C’mon Inn March 15-16. • Our Home Design & Garden Show is scheduled for March 23-25 at the Alerus Center.

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

• 37th Annual Home & Garden Show is set for March 3-4 at the State Fair Center in Minot. • SRT will be hosting the March GMM on the 20th at its North Broadway location. • We have a Basement Insulation Lunch and Learn scheduled for March 21 at the MAB conference room.

Williston Area Builders Association • (701) 572-4722 Tina Hanson, Executive Officer • www.willistonbuilders.com

• Our monthly board meeting is scheduled for noon March 20 at MDU. • The March GMM March 22 at the El Rancho meeting room. McCody Concrete is sponsoring the dinner and we will be hearing from Ken Callahan about the International Builders Show and meetings. Social starts at 6:30, all members and prospective members are invited to attend. • Home Show booths are filling up fast! There are still a few spots, contact Tina to reserve yours today!

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NDAB Member Rebate Program

This exciting North Dakota Association of Builders program will actually put money back into your pocket! The country’s leading manufacturers pay rebates as their way of thanking members for their product loyalty. You may already be using many of these products, so why not get paid a rebate for something you’re already doing? This program is just another example of how being a NDAB member helps your company be more profitable. Both builders and remodelers, no matter how large or small, qualify for the program and are encouraged to participate. Please note: This program is only available to current NDAB Members (HBA of F-M members are NDAB members).

1. Register online (one time) at www.hbarebates.com/ndab. html. 2. Each quarter, submit the current rebate claim form including completed homes, remodeling projects and/or multi-family units. “We have been very happy with the program so far. The process to submit claims is very easy. If we have questions, NDAB responds very promptly. The rebate we received back was definitely worth the amount of time we spent applying. A lot of people should be able to take advantage of this program since there are numerous companies and products that offer rebates through NDAB.” - Suzie Rohde, assistant controller/ project manager at Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc.

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News from the Builders

Association of Minnesota

Minnesota’s 2012 Legislative Session

Every legislative session has its own personality. The process is basically the same, but the character of the place changes. This year’s legislative session started Jan. 24 and it promises to be short with a predicted end date in April. This means the pace will be fast and BAM will be moving quickly to push our issues through and oppose unreasonable legislation. BAM’s priorities for the 2012 session include contractor enforcement, the contractor recovery fund, and opposing a fire sprinkler mandate. The committee deadlines were announced for 2012 by House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem. By March 16, committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin. By March 23, committees must act favorably on bills or companion bills that met the first deadline in the other body. By March 30, committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills. The next big determining factors for the session, at the time of writing, are the ruling from the courts on redistricting and the February economic forecast for the state. Both will provide more structure and ultimately more urgency at the Capitol. From the time the forecast is released, legislators will have just three weeks until the first committee deadline.

Codes

In addition to the legislative session, BAM is also in the midst of working on adopting a new residential building code. Karen Linner, BAM’s director of codes and research, and her team of members from across the state are working hard and putting in the hours to represent the residential construction industry and ensure the code is reasonable and Minnesota-specific.

Twitter: Pam Perri, BAM’s executive vice president will be at the capitol this session and tweeting the latest news. Follow her at www.twitter.com/pperri to get the most current news from the capitol for the residential construction industry. For a tutorial on how to receive Pam’s tweets on your phone check out BAM’s “Tweetorial” found here: http://bamn.org/images/ documents/twitter-how-to-bam-tweetorial-2011.pdf This Week at BAM: Featuring news from the capitol and association, This Week at BAM is our e-newsletter with the latest industry updates. Be sure we have your email address to stay in-the-know. Surveys: We’ve been sending surveys when we need your feedback, opinions and data on legislative and regulatory issues. Thank you for the fast and detailed responses. Keep up the good work! Stay tuned for more throughout the session and be sure to get involved!

Power Limited Technician

Continuing Education

March 9, 2012 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Class fulfills 8 hours of CODE!

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

Get Involved

VoterVoice: We will be calling on you to get involved by contacting your legislators when the time comes. If you haven’t already, send us your email and home address so we can connect you quickly to your legislators through VoterVoice.

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2012 Topics This 8 hour session covers: • Understanding Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 Remote-Control, Signaling and Power Limited Circuits • Communications Systems • Wiring Methods • Minnesota Requirements for PLTs and Basic Electrical Theory Review

HBA of F-M member cost: $75 Non-member cost: $100 Register online at www.hbafm.com or contact Kirsten at (701) 232-5846 or kirsten@hbafm.com

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News from the National

Association of Home Builders

Green homes market expected to increase five-fold by 2016: Up from a $17 Billion opportunity today Green remodeling is growing especially fast due to the economy and decline in new home construction

Feb. 9, 2012 - McGraw-Hill Construction, a part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), today released findings from a new Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Orlando. Green homes comprised 17 percent of the overall residential construction market in 2011 and are expected to grow to between 29 and 38 percent of the market by 2016. By value, this equates to a five-fold increase, growing from $17 billion in 2011 to $87-$114 billion in 2016, based on the five-year forecast for overall residential construction. According to the study, construction industry professionals report an even steeper increase in green home remodeling: 34 percent of remodelers expect to be doing mostly green work by 2016, a 150 percent increase over 2011 activity levels. Many home builders have shifted to the remodeling market due to the drastic drop in new home construction. In fact, 62 percent of the builders who do both new and remodeling work verified that the economy has increased their renovation work. “The housing market is critical to the U.S. economy,” said Harvey M. Bernstein, vice president of industry insights and alliances, McGraw-Hill Construction, “and the results of our study show that despite the drastic downturn in housing starts since 2008, green has grown significantly as a share of activity — indicating that the green market is becoming an important part of our overall economic landscape.” The green home building study, produced by McGrawHill Construction in conjunction with NAHB and Waste Management, is designed to provide key insights into market opportunities, backed by proprietary research surveys and the power of the Dodge database. The study reveals business benefits afforded by green building, such as a competitive marketing advantage: 46 percent of builders and remodelers find that “building green” makes it easier to market themselves in a down economy, and an overwhelming 71 percent of firms that are dedicated to green home building report the same. “This study demonstrates phenomenal growth in green building and indicates that we can expect even larger increases in the coming years,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “In a sample of NAHB builder and remodeler members, nearly 90 percent reported building green at some level. This is a powerful testament to the importance of green home building—and transforms the way we think of homes overall.”

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By 2016, many more builders anticipate that they will be dedicated to green building work on over 90 percent of projects — 33 percent expect to be dedicated to green work in 2016, up from 17 percent in 2011. Remodeling will grow even more dramatically — 22 percent of remodelers report that they anticipate they will be dedicated to green work in 2016, nearly triple the 8 percent who report being dedicated to green work in 2011. These builders are clued into the revenue opportunity afforded by green building and know that home buyers will pay more for green homes, according to 61 percent of builders and 66 percent of remodelers. “Home buyers and builders increasingly want to do what’s right for the environment,” said Jim Halter, VP for Construction Solutions, Waste Management. “This trend has been taking off within our business as customers look to recycle and divert more materials from landfills. We’re excited to see the results of the study; they validate the services we offer.” Many factors are driving the green homes market, with “higher quality” and “increases in energy costs” topping the list, indicating that today’s green home buyer is not just a green consumer. Buyers recognize that green homes have lower bills due to higher building performance. The reported costs of building a green home have also gone down significantly. Builders report that the cost to go green is now 7 percent, as compared to 10 percent in 2008 and 11 percent in 2006. While green is growing across the U.S., three regions are seeing higher than average growth. The West Coast has seen the highest green growth; the Midwest’s northern region, west of the Mississippi, is second highest; and New England is ranked third. McGraw-Hill Construction will continue analyzing the results of the Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study and release a printed report in April during the NAHB’s National Green Building Conference and Expo in Nashville. Further findings, including remodeling details, green technologies, and green product adoption in green homes, will be included in that report. For more details in the meantime, visit http://bit.ly/wsF2gJ.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what your local mayors have been working on at the March GMM.

March 22 Radisson Hotel of Fargo Social: 6-6:30 p.m. • Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

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Become a North Dakota Professional Builder

Builders in North Dakota have the opportunity to set themselves apart from others in the marketplace by becoming a “North Dakota Professional Builder.” Having the certification will provide marketing opportunities for builders, and North Dakota Association of Builders will promote and provide website links to these builders. The NDPB certification program is the only one of its kind in the state of North Dakota and is administered by the NDAB. This voluntary certification program for home builders was established to recognize professionals in the home building industry. The term “professional” is used to describe the manner in which a NDPB conducts business and the process the builder follows in delivering a new home. The North Dakota Professional Builder certification program is truly wise for both the home builder and consumer.

Requirements include: • • • • • •

Be a member of a local builders association. Be a licensed contractor in North Dakota for at least two years. Comply with all appropriate North Dakota statutes concerning contractors. Adhere to NDAB’s Code of Ethics. Complete seven credit hours of continuing education annually. Submit a $100 annual fee.

For more information, a brochure and application form, visit the NDAB website at www.ndbuild.com.

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Gunkelman named NAHB’s Certified Graduate Builder of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders honored 11 housing professionals with NAHB designations at the 2012 International Builder’s Show in Orlando, Fla. John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc., receives his award for NAHB’s John 2011 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year Gunkelman, from John Barrows, CGB, CGP, GMB, vice Dakota chairman for the Certified Graduate Builder Construction of Board of Governors Fargo, Inc., was named 2011 NAHB’s Certified Graduate Builder of the Year. Designees honored are selected by their designation’s respective board of governors based on the successful promotion of their professional designations to consumers and NAHB members through innovative techniques, elevating the image of the designation in their communities through charitable work or community projects and by participating in mentoring activities focused on helping others start or complete a NAHB professional designation. Congratulations John on such a huge honor!

HBA members appointed to NAHB committees

Congratulations to three HBA of F-M members who have been appointed to NAHB Committees for 2012. : • Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. – Housing Finance Committee; • Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. – Single-Family Small Volume Builders Committee; • John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. – Custom Home Builders Committee.

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4 things any remodeler needs to know about the EPA’s Lead Paint Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Larry Leadhead rule governing the work of EPA Lead Enthusiast professional remodelers in homes where there is lead-based paint took effect April 22, 2010. The rule addresses remodeling and renovation projects disturbing more than 6 square feet of potentially contaminated painted surfaces for all residential and multifamily structures built prior to 1978. It requires a cleaning inspection after the work is completed and grants the remodeler flexibility in determining the size of the work area, which can reduce the size of the area subject to containment. The EPA rule also lists prohibited work practices including open-torch burning and using high-heat guns and high-speed equipment such as grinders and sanders unless equipped with a HEPA filter. Additionally, the rule establishes required lead-safe work practices, including posting warning signs for occupants and visitors; using disposable plastic drop cloths; cleaning the work area with HEPA vacuuming and wet washing; and

individual certification through a training course. The full rule and brochures for consumers and renovators can be downloaded from the EPA’s website. A 2006 NAHB study on lead-safe work practices showed that a home was better off after a remodel than before, as long as the work was performed by trained remodelers who clean the work area with HEPA-equipped vacuums, wet washing and disposable drop cloths.

Summary of the Rule

Review the points below for a quick summary of the new EPA lead paint rule. 1. Training and Certification As of April 2010, firms working in pre-1978 homes need to be certified. Firms need to complete the application for certification and submit a fee of $300 to the EPA. Along with the firm certification, an employee also needs to be certified as a Certified Renovator. This employee is responsible for training other employees and overseeing work practices and cleaning. The training curriculum is an eight-hour class with two hours of hands-on training. The portion of training that is not hands-on training can be completed online through an approved provider. The HBA of F-M will provide classes like this on March 14 and Nov. 14. See the ad on this page for details. Both the firm and Certified Renovator certifications are valid for five years. A Certified Renovator must take a fourhour refresher course to be recertified. Lead con’t on pg 33

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When: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Cass County Electric, 4100 32nd Ave. S., Fargo Member cost: $170 • Non-member cost: $255 Register: kirsten@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846

Payment is due in advance! Home Builders Association of F-M • 1802 32nd Ave. S. Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 232-5846 • (701) 280-1108 fax • info@hbafm.com • www.hbafm.com

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When: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Cass County Electric, 4100 32nd Ave. S., Fargo Member cost: $170 • Non-member cost: $255 Register: kirsten@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846

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Right: The girls from The Title Company show off their Fire in the Hole chili. Below: The Chili Incredible team, from TCI Insurance, was one of nine teams competing for the People’s choice award.

Miss out on the February ‘Chilly’ Cook-off?

Check out the highlights on the next page! Karen Anderson, Rose Creek Design, and husband Al Anderson, Park Co. Realtors, each entered a chili in the cook-off.

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HBA of F-M General

Membership Meetings

February ‘Chilly’ Cook-off by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The third annual “Chilly” Cook-off held Feb. 9 was another great success. Fabricators Unlimited sponsored and hosted the event at its downtown Fargo showroom. Nine chili recipes were entered and just under 60 members attended to taste-test and vote for People’s Choice! Team “Op’salicious” took the win for the second year in a row! Team members from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom included Team “Op’s-alicious” won the People’s Choice. The team Aaron Hummel, Josh consisted of Aaron Hummel, Rothstein and Khris Josh Rothstein and Khris Walz Walz. They took home of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom. the grand prize of an HBA cooler and multiple cooking and grilling supplies. Congratulations! Second place was also from Ferguson’s Bath, Second place went to Alisha Kitchen & Lighting Showroom; “White Hot Chili Wiesshoff and Lori Holden, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Peppers” was made up of Lori Holden, Alisha Lighting Showroom, with their White Hot Chili Peppers team. Wiesshoff and Kayla Gutzmer. Third place, from Braaten Cabinets, was team “Braaten Blazin’ Beer Chili” made up of Quinn Schenck and Dawn Schmitt. The two-time consecutive meeting award went to Jeff Swenson from Twin City Garage Door, Inc. Other chili entries included: • Fire in the Hole by The Title Company • Grandma Bernie’s by Al Anderson, Park Co. Realtors • Mystery Chili by Karen Anderson, Rose Creek Design • Show-Tastey Chili by Showplace Kitchens • The Chili Incredible by TCI Insurance • Oh Dear Chili by Fabricators Unlimited Thank you to everyone who entered a recipe and to the taste-testers. This event has grown and is becoming a very fun, competitive and delicious Rocky Schneider, HBA public event. We look forward to next year’s event which affairs coordinator, tallies the will be hosted at a NEW location! votes for People’s Choice award.

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Thank You!

February

Meeting Sponsor

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND Cass County Abstract Company Gate City Bank Matrix Properties Corporation Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc. Nodak Stores Northland Truss Systems, Inc Overhead Door Company of Fargo State Bank & Trust

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February ‘Chilly’ Cook-off Highlights Thank February GMM sponsors, Fabricators Unlimited!

Chad Zitzow, Twin City Garage Door, fills out a voting slip with his top three choices.

Above: Quinn Schenck and Dawn Schmitt, Braaten Cabinets, took home third place with their Braaten Blazin’ Beer Chili team. Right: The Show-Tastey Chili team from Showplace Kitchen, Roxie Tetzlaff, Kathy Meyer and Tanya Grossman.

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City Night welcomes mayors March 22 downtown Fargo

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo’s mayors are focused on. Other city officials will be invited so this is your chance to express your concerns on current issues affecting you and your industry!

Thank you

sponsor!

Highlights:

HBC Foundation update Introduction of mayors

Menu:

Dinner rolls Salad Basil-seared chicken breast Garlic mashed potatoes

Details:

March 22 Radisson Hotel of Fargo Social: 6 p.m. Program: 6:30 p.m. More networking afterwards! Pre-registered: $23 • Walk-ins: $25 Register by 4 p.m. March 21 Register online at www.hbafm.com by clicking on “Calendar,” then March General Membership Meeting, call (701) 232-5846 or email info@hbafm.com.

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Meet Your Events Committee Chair by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

Jessica Grondahl, marketing and promotions coordinator and webmaster at Nodak Stores, currently serves as chair of the HBA of F-M Events Committee and has been Jessica Grondahl active with the group for about two Nodak Stores years. She became involved because she finds Association events to be an exciting channel to use her talents. She enjoys helping organize and plan important networking events as well as the annual Home & Garden Show. “All of the events provide a time and place to inform and strengthen the HBA membership,” she says. “The Events Committee makes sure members have a consistent place to be informed and recognized, network, and to showcase their businesses to the public. Our goal is always to serve the HBA membership in its best interest as a whole.” Her favorite part of participating on the committee is seeing members grow as their participation grows and watching it benefit them professionally. “I’d be hard pressed in finding a downside to being involved in some way with HBA committees and events,” she says. “We have a great Association with quality people.” Grondahl notes that her committee is looking to add more socializing and networking time to the conventional General Membership Meetings. It just completed a fun February General Membership Meeting called the “Chilly” Cook-off at Fabricators Unlimited and, as of press time, was looking forward to a successful Home and Garden Show with exciting headliners.

Fun facts about Jessica: • • • • • •

Favorite service provided by the HBA: The wealth of information, resources and helpful members and staff. What you never knew about me: I am a fourth generation employee of Nodak Stores who started out selling work boots. Favorite vacation spot: Toad Lake Favorite TV program: Lately, anything on the Disney Channel! We watch a lot of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Last book I read: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Anything else you’d like to include: I serve on the Professional Development Committee for the Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional’s Network. I have a two-year-old son, Sterling, with my husband Barent, who also works at Nodak as an appliance service technician. I enjoy finding time to work out every day at CrossFit 701 and competing in fitness challenges.

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Join a committee in 2012

Expand your networking ability by getting involved with the Association

The HBA of F-M has various ways to get involved in the Association, but one of the best ways is by joining a committee. When you are part of a committee you have taken advantage of the easiest networking option and will also be able to help make the Association the best it can be. There are many areas to choose from: education, events, member retention, new member development, public issues, and Remodelers Council. If any of these committees sound appealing to you, please contact Jennifer at jennifer@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846.

2012 Committee Chairs Education Committee John Rogalla, Stenerson Lumber Events Committee Jessica Grondahl, Nodak Stores New Member Development & Membership Retention Committees Peter Johnson, CornerStone Bank Political Action Committee Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes Parade of Homes Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance Public Issues Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Remodelers Council Dan Beecher, Foam DR’s, LLC “I think it is critical than an individual continue their education in the area of their chosen profession. So, if you are interested in your profession and you want to help people become more informed, share your experiences by joining a committee.” - John Rogalla, Stenerson Lumber, Education Committee chair

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HBA of F-M Builder

and Associate Member Feature

Differding Signature Homes

Constructural Services, Inc.

Focus on quality, energy-efficient homes backed by years of experience

Husband-wife team assure quality through customer involvement, attention to detail by Kirsten Rosenow, Communication & Office Coordinator

by Kirsten Rosenow, Communication & Office Coordinator

A fairly new company to the area and to the HBA of F-M, Differding Toby and Stephanie Differding Signature Homes is started Differding Signature Homes in dedicated to building September 2010. quality homes in the Fargo and West Fargo area. After building a couple of personal homes, Stephanie and Toby Differding received great feedback and it naturally led them to founding Differding Signature Homes in September of 2010. Stephanie’s banking background and a love for decorating combines with Toby’s 16 years of framing and remodeling to make them a great team. “Our homes have a quality you can feel,” says Stephanie. “We truly wouldn’t build anyone else a home that we wouldn’t live in ourselves.” Since Differding Signature Homes is a small company, it is able to listen to each customer from start to finish and provide attention to detail and quality in each home it builds. “We want it done right the first time as we handle any call backs ourselves,” says Toby. The couple is looking forward to the spring Parade of Homes at the end of April, and the possibility of beginning digging basements earlier than normal. Differding Signature Homes continues to focus on building custom homes in the $250,000-400,000 price range. For both Toby and Stephanie, getting to work with customers is the best part of their job. “We love working with people to combine our ideas with theirs to give them a home they love and are proud of,” says Stephanie. “It’s important for people to feel included in decision-making and giving them the personalized home they want.”

Dan Passolt, president and owner of Constructural Services, Inc., is dedicated to building quality, energyDan Passolt, Constructural efficient and stylish singleServices, Inc., is no stranger to family housing in the Red the construction industry, with over River Valley. 35 years of experience. With over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, Passolt started at the University of North Dakota for a degree in civil engineering. He began his career working as a trim carpenter, concrete contractor, roofing contractor, framing contractor and general contractor at Goldmark Properties. Through the years, Passolt has also been owner of Paragon Builders, Homeland Developers and Grand Forks Flood Recovery General Manager. Today, Passolt’s focus is on building homes that will endure the test of time, and it’s also his favorite part of the job. “We have innovative designs featuring energy efficiency and universal design techniques that make your home more comfortable, energy-efficient and livable for as long you choose to live there,” says Passolt. For those just starting out in the industry, Passolt says, “Start small—grow your company to what you decide to be a comfortable size and start building what you really believe in, then do it all over again.” Constructural Services, Inc. PO Box 401, 756 Center St., West Fargo, ND 58078 (701) 219-0150

Differding Signature Homes PO Box 10021, Fargo, ND 58106 (701) 730-1490

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HBA of F-M Industry

Spotlight

The HBA thanks members who are involved with this industry:

Builders – Combination, Commercial, Custom Homes, Log Homes, Multi-Family, Other, Residential 3ND General Contractors Inc.; Adams Development Company; Baird Construction Inc.; Balzum Construction, Inc.; B-Dirt Construction, LLC; Best Choice Builders, Inc.; Bob Footitt Construction, Inc.; Bob Schmit Construction & Installation, Inc.; Brad Paul Enterprises, Inc.; Brekke Custom Homes, Inc.; Buchholz-Mastel Construction Inc.; Building Concepts, Inc.; Carlson Construction, Inc.; Constructural Services, Inc.; Cornerstone Specialties, Inc.; Crist Construction, Inc.; CS DuBois Construction, Inc.; D & U Construction, Inc.; Dabbert Custom Homes; Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; Dale Buchholz Construction; Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc.; Dave Meyer Construction; Delta Design & Construction, Inc.; Dietrich Construction, LLC; Dietrich Homes, Inc.; Differding Signature Homes; Equity Home Builders, LLC; Eric Berg Construction, Inc.; Fercho Construction & Property Management; Fiske Construction, LLP; Foltz Buildings; Froemke Builders & Distributors, Inc.; Funfar Construction, Inc.; Gast Construction Co. Inc.; GOLDMARK Property Management; Hanson Bros., Inc.; Harry Gilbertson Construction; Heide Construction, Inc.; Heritage Homes; Holly & Company Classic Homes; Innovation Development, Inc.; Jay Dietz Construction, Inc.; Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc.; Kallod Construction Inc.; KBW associates, inc.; Ken Roseth, Noridian, Director of Facilities; Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.; Krueger Construction, Inc.; KWA Constructors, Inc.; Lee Jones & Son Construction Co.; Mahan Construction, Inc.; Matrix Properties Corporation; McIntosh & Associates; Meinecke Johnson Company; MinKo Construction, Inc.; Nor-Son, Inc.; North American Building Solutions LLC; Plecity Kowalski Construction, Inc.; Quality Structures Inc.; Rempro of Moorhead; ResCom; Rick Halvorson Construction; Rick Samson Construction, Inc.; Rivers Edge Construction; RJS Building Systems, Inc.; Roers’ Construction and Development, Inc.; Rokke Construction; Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc.; Smithco, Inc.; St. Joseph’s Homebuilders; Stahl Architects & Builders; Stan Birky Construction, Inc.; Stone Ridge Builders, Inc.; Stylemark Builders Inc.; T & S Custom Homes, Inc.; Terry Becker Construction, LLC; Terry Welle Construction Inc.; Thomsen Homes, LLC; Tim Miller Construction LLC; Titan Homes Inc.; Urban Steel Development Corp.; Van Raden Construction Inc.; Waters Construction Co; Wayne Welle Construction & Cabinetry, Inc.; Wendt Construction, Inc.; Williams Company Construction, Inc.; Woytassek Custom Homes, Inc.; Zook - Christianson, Inc.

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Get logged on

Stay up-to-date with your associations by visiting their websites Local association: HBA of F-M, www.hbafm.com

Every member has a distinct username and password that enables them to register for events on the HBA of F-M website and access the members-only information. If you don’t know your username or password, email info@hbafm.com or call the HBA office at (701) 232-5846. You can also connect with your local association through its Facebook page. Check it out at www.facebook. com/HBAFargoMoorhead and “Like” us! You can see pictures from recent events and get updated information on the housing industry in our area.

State association: North Dakota Association of Builders, www.ndbuild.com Every local association in the state of North Dakota is also a member of the North Dakota Association of Builders. Your state association works hard for you on the legislative level and makes sure the building industry’s voice is heard.

National association: National Association of Home Builders, www.nahb.org

All HBA of F-M members are also members of the National Association of Home Builders. On the national level, members have multiple

Get logged on con’t on pg 38

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News from the

HBA of F-M Remodelers Council

2012 Remodelers Council

Remodelers Council Focus: Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom by Kirsten Rosenow, Communication & Office Coordinator

Chairman Dan Beecher Foam DR’s LLC Ursula Hegvik Smart Spaces, Inc. (Vice Chair)

Gary Grandbois Granites Unlimited (Past Chair)

Member Companies

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

Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom, has been an active member of the HBA of F-M for 17 years, serving on the board of directors, New Member Development & Retention Committee, Terry Lipp and the Remodelers Council. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom Lipp joined the Remodelers Council at first to network and promote products with other businesses, but his involvement has now developed into a much more rewarding experience. “It has evolved into a wonderful opportunity to meet friends and become more engaged in our industry,” says Lipp. “It has been great to learn about other businesses that are involved within the remodeling industry.” Lipp’s many years of involvement with the Remodelers Council, and being chairperson for one of those years, has allowed him to be a part of many projects, including the Gladys Ray Shelter bunk bed project, and several wheelchair ramp projects. “All of the ramp projects are special and it is extremely rewarding to see the homeowner’s expression after they use the ramp for the first time,” says Lipp. Many of these projects work with local government, private agencies, and the Home Builders Care Foundation to help those locally who are in need of assistance. Lipp sees these projects as a great way for the Association and its members to give back to the community, and sees the quality of work and donated time as incredible. “The RENEW house was probably my favorite project for many reasons. First, I earned the nickname ‘Demolition Man’ from Dave Anderson, which really meant I did something that could not be screwed up — I think,” jokes Lipp. Lipp is the builder sales representative at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom where he has been providing quality products and services for residential construction for nine years. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom offers appliances and lighting fixtures, as well as plumbing fixtures, water heaters, water conditioning products, heating and cooling products and indoor air quality products. Lipp has a bachelor’s degree in business administration-management from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., and almost 25 years of sales experience. For Lipp, projects like the RENEW Home showcase what the remodeling industry has to offer for products and services, like interior design, storage solution and overall construction knowledge. Overall, the Remodelers Council provides a rewarding experience for networking and community service. “All of this can be done without a huge time commitment, so please join the Council and become involved,” says Lipp. “It will be one of the best business decisions you make.”

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OSHA’s fall protection guidelines

The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a directive rescinding the Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction (STD 03-00-001). Prior to the issuance of this new directive, STD 0300-001 allowed employers engaged in certain residential construction activities to use specified alternative methods of fall protection (e.g., slide guards or safety monitor systems) rather than the conventional fall protection (guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems) required by the residential construction fall protection standard (29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13)). Employers could use the alternative measures described in STD 03-00001 without first proving that the use of conventional fall protection was infeasible or created a greater hazard and without a written fall protection plan. With the issuance of the new directive, all residential construction employers must comply with 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13). • Residential construction employers generally must ensure that employees working six feet or more above lower levels use guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems. A personal fall arrest system may consist of a full body harness, a deceleration device, a lanyard, and an anchor point. (See the definition of “personal fall arrest system” in 29 CFR 1926.500). • Other fall protection measures may be used to the extent allowed under other provisions of 29 CFR 1926.501(b) addressing specific types of work. For example, 1926.501(b)(10) permits the use of warning lines and safety monitoring systems during the performance of roofing work on low-sloped roofs. • OSHA allows the use of an effective fall restraint system in lieu of a personal fall arrest system. To be effective, a fall restraint system must be rigged to prevent a worker from reaching a fall hazard and falling over the edge. A fall restraint system may consist of a full body harness or body belt that is connected to an anchor point at the center of a roof by a lanyard of a length that will not allow a worker to physically reach the edge of the roof. • If the employer can demonstrate that use of conventional fall protection methods is infeasible or creates a greater hazard, it must ensure that a qualified person: • Creates a written, site-specific fall protection plan in compliance with 29 CFR 1926.502(k); and • Documents, in that plan, the reasons why conventional fall protection systems are infeasible or why their use would create a greater hazard. OSHA’s fall protection con’t on pg 33

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News from the Home

Builders Care Foundation

Donate to HBC to support Home Builders 2012 Home Builders Care Care Build for Habitat for the Future is HBC’s long-term fundraising initiative to build Board of Trustees theFramework endowment fund to maintain current giving, support additional projects and

President Dave Anderson Dave Anderson Construction CHAD MALOY Gate City Bank (Vice President) MIKE ANDERSON Bierschbach (Secretary) Equipment & Supply DAN PARROW ISR Homes (Treasurer) CLARK BERNARD Red River Electric, Inc. (Past President) Stenerson Lumber Structural Materials, Inc. Casselton Lumber, Inc. Lavelle Company Kochmann Brothers Homes. Inc. ERIC ROKKE Rokke Construction

CASEY BECKERLEG CARL BLANK BRAD MORRIS ANDY NELSON BOB KOCHMANN

CARLITA DIETZ Jay Dietz (HBA Liaison) Construction, 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.

provide for endowment growth. The Home Builders Care Build for Habitat fits nicely into this vision. Please consider donating to HBC and designate those funds to the Home Builders Care Build. This way you support your Foundation, Habitat and our Framework for the Future goals! We are a long way from our goal of raising $80,000 for the build, so please consider giving cash. We also have a long list of in-kind donations that are needed for the house. Remember, Habitat homes are modest so please keep donations in line with that thought. Contact Rob Rich at Habitat for Humanity: (701) 284-5253.

Tour de Habitat

The Tour de Habitat was held in early March and I hope a lot of you were able to ride or support a rider in the event. We will have pictures and how much was raised in the next issue!

Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades

The Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades is coming up June 4 to 15. We are looking for Adopt-A-Student sponsors to help defray the costs of materials, instructor fees and tools of the Academy and keep the registration fee low for students. You can adopt a student for the low price of $75 and help support skill-training and education for students interested in the construction industry. With the Academy coming up, we will also need support of various contractors to work directly with the students to demonstrate their career. Please consider giving your time to this great educational event and check out the list below of 2011 sponsors.

Become a Triple Player

All of these donations can work together to help each member become a Triple Player. A Triple Player is someone who supports the HBA through their member dues, contributes at least $365 to NDAB PAC and donates at least $365 to HBC. Any donation, even those designated for specific projects, to Home Builders Care can go toward your Triple Player status. This initiative was put in place to recognize those that support the different aspects of the Association and Foundation. See the list of those who have already stepped up on page 30 and please consider joining this group of people.

Student chapters at IBS

Our four student chapters recently traveled to Orlando to attend the International Builders Show. Three of the four chapters participated in the residential construction management competition. The competition is a great way for students to expand their knowledge and practice presenting a project to a potential investor. For more information on the competition check out www. facebook.com/NAHBstudentchapters.

2011 Herdina Academy Adopt-A-Student Sponsors Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC George Blank, Structural Materials Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Const., Inc. Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.

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Ryan Hoss, Baker Nursery Gardens Jerry & Jackie Migler Moorhead Community & Technical College Foundation Roers Construction and Development Inc. Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door, Inc. John Vastag Mark Wentz, Red River Electric, Inc. 

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Home Builders Care Strategic Plan The latest Home Builders Care Strategic Plan has four key areas that the trustees have been focusing on: Fundraising, Public Relations, Workforce Development and Operations. Mike Anderson, Bierschbach Equipment & Supply, HBC Plan Monitor, Secretary

Fundraising

This key area has been the most important focus of the HBC board for the last few years. Framework for the Future was launched to encompass all the fundraising goals of the Foundation and is the longterm initiative to build the endowment fund to maintain current giving, support additional projects and provide for endowment growth. We have been working toward this goal by launching the annual fundraising telethon, which was very successful in increasing the number of HBA members supporting the Foundation.

Public Relations

Promoting the Home Builders Care Foundation to members and consumers has been the focus of this key area. The Home Builders Care Build for Habitat will provide many opportunities to promote the Foundation and all that it does for the members of the Association and the community.

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One way we can promote the Foundation is to speak at service club events and meetings. If you belong to a group or club that is in need of a speaker, please consider asking the Home Builders Care Foundation. We would love to speak and let more people know about our Foundation. Hopefully you have seen the HBC newsletter, The Framework, that was distributed to the membership three times in 2011. The first issue of 2012 will be coming out in April. We distribute this by email, so make sure we have your email address at the HBA office. This newsletter has a lot of great information about members giving back to our community. Donors are also recognized in the 2012 Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide with a star by their member listing and their classifications. Check out this year’s Directory to see all of the donors!

Workforce Development

Scholarships and training are essential parts of Home Builders Care. We have continued our annual scholarship giving each fall. We have also remained active with the Health Tech & Trades Career Expo and the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades.

Operations

The board of trustees is continually working to maintain the operations of the Foundation. We are always working on better ways to train and become knowledgeable on how the Foundation runs.

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Framework for the Future

Framework for the Future is HBC’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

(Triple players pay HBA dues and give $365 to both NDAB-PAC and HBC)

Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr., Inc. Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc.

Builders Club Members (Those who have pledged $500 per year for 5 years)

John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. Dan Parrow, ISR Homes Rod Paseka, Hebron Brick Supply Red River Electric, Inc.

Gold Donors ($2000+):

Rod Paseka, Hebron Brick Supply

Silver Donors ($500 - $1,999):

Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr., Inc. Dietrich Homes Fargo Force Hockey Club Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. Dan Parrow, ISR Homes Red River Electric, Inc. Simonson Lumber Stahl Architects and Builders

Bronze Donors ($1 - $499):

702 Communications Andrew Alsop, Acme Investment Company Stan Andvik, Andvik Enterprises Casey Anderson, Casey Construction Chuck Anderson, ARC Appraisals Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction Mike Anderson, Bierschbach Equipment & Supply Pete Anderson, Anderson Hardwood Floors LLC David Asplin, Asplin Excavating, Sand & Gravel, Inc. Brent Atkins, Minnkota Windows, Inc. Pat Bellmore, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND Terry Bladholm, Bladholm Brothers George Blank, Structural Materials, Inc. Gary Bloom, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of the Red River Valley Tom Boyle, D & M Industries, Inc. Doug Bruer, Bruer Construction Greg Burchill, Enterprise Sales Company Kade Bussinger, Network Cabling Services, Inc. Mike Carlson, Dakota Exteriors Jason Carpenter, Carpco Inc. Hal Dickelman, D & U Construction, Inc. Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. David Dietz, Preference Personnel DMC Corporation Dan Doeden, Alerus Financial Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. Jeff Ellenson, Ellenson Caulking, LLC Zac Fluto, Premium Decks Four Points Logistics Todd Funfar, DECKMASTERS Dallas Gjestvang, Dig Em, Inc. Mike Graff Aaron Greterman, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead Hanson Bros., Inc. Monica Hart, Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc. Dennis Hegel, Brock White Co. Harlan Herberholz, Dream Homes LLC Alan Hochhalter, Building Concepts, Inc. Ryan Hoss, Baker Nursery Gardens Kirby Kassenborg, Kassenborg Construction, Inc. Knife River Materials Paul Krabbenhoft, Gateway Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, LLC

Cindy Kummeth, Jeff’s Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc. John Lien, GOLDMARK Property Management Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc. Shanna McArthur, Business Resource Group Inc. Chad Maloy, Gate City Bank Dave Meyer, Dave Meyer Construction Midwest Concrete Pumping LLC Moorhead Community & Technical College Foundation Jim Morken, North American Building Solutions LLC Brad Morris, Casselton Lumber, Inc. Todd Nankivel, Gate City Bank Paul Nelson, Nelson Homes, Inc. Ron Nelson Kelly Nystrom, Butler Machinery Company Chad Ohnstad, All Finish Concrete, Inc. Kris Olson, Professional Interiors Inc. Gary Ostrom, Ostrom’s Hardware, Inc. Bob Pearson, RE/MAX Realty 1 Chris Peterson Jason Plecity, Plecity Kowalski Construction, Inc. Nicole Plecity, Gate City Bank Greg Raun, Raun Technologies, Inc. Roers’ Construction and Development, Inc. Todd Rodeman, Gemstone Masonry Operating Company Inc. Eric Rokke, Rokke Construction Marcus Roman, Floor To Ceiling Carpet One Lynn Scheck, Armstrong Construction & Precast Products, Inc. Randy Schneibel, Designer Tops Inc. Rod Shafer, Arctic Audio Sig Olson & Sons Plastering, Inc. in memory of Don Engebretson Terry Skjerseth, Pifer Auction & Realty Terry Skjerseth, Realtor John Sliper, Price-Rite Home Improvements, Inc. Brian Sperle, Sperle Masonry, Inc. Nancy Stotten, Border States Paving, Inc. Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door John Vastag Lee Wegner, ABC Seamless Mark Wentz, Red River Electric, Inc. Charlie Zach, Zach Construction

Want to be a part of Framework for the Future? Give a donation today and support the Home Builders Care Foundation. Even funds designated toward the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat will count towards your Framework for the Future status. Don’t miss this opportunity to support HBC and their dedication to the community through projects like the RENEW house, student scholarships, and this summer’s Home Builders Care Build for Habitat. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for more information or to make your donation.

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#246 Corner

NAWIC observes Women in Construction Week March 4-10

The Fargo-Moorhead, ND Chapter #246 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction Week March 4-10, 2012. NAWIC’s mission is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. “The National Association of Women in Construction is committed to enhancing the success of all women in construction - not just those who are NAWIC members,” says Judy DeWeese, president of NAWIC. “We accomplish this through educational opportunities, networking, and community/industry service projects. If you are a woman employed in any area of the construction industry, we welcome you to join us!” The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities.

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WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. “While there are more than one million women employed in the construction industry, women only comprise approximately 10 percent of the construction workforce. These women, whether they are administrative specialists, general contractors, subcontractors, trades people, or professionals, are vital elements to the construction process,” says DeWeese. “‘Women in Construction Week’ is simply a time set aside to thank those women for all their efforts toward successful construction projects. WIC Week will also bring attention to the industry and encourage others to realize that construction is a viable, profitable career field.” Members of the Fargo-Moorhead, N.D. Chapter #246 will be giving back to the community through donations of personal hygiene bags to the local womens shelter, cooking at the Ronald McDonald House, making no-sew blankets for Project Linus as well as wearing our NAWIC pins and clothing to work during the week. Our monthly membership meeting, which is held the second Thursday each month, will be held March 8 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo. For more information about NAWIC, the FargoMoorhead chapter and the programs we offer, please contact Amy Berg at (218) 234-6633 or via email at aberg. nawic@yahoo.com.

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Education Opportunities

Unless otherwise noted in individual listing, classes are held at HBA of F-M, 1802 32nd Ave S. in Fargo. Contact (701) 232-5846 or kirsten@hbafm.com to register.

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March 27

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Minnesota Power Limited Technician Continuing Education

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8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Member cost: $75, Non-member: $100 (includes lunch). Skills & Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo. Class fulfills eight hours of code and satisfies continuing education requirements for Minnesota. This class will cover understanding class 1, class 2 and class 3 remote-control, signaling and power limited circuits; communications systems; wiring methods; and Minnesota requirements for PLTs and basic electrical theory review. The seminar will be taught by Tim Pull, instructor at North Dakota State College of Science for 25 years in the electrical department. He holds a master electrician’s license for Minnesota and North Dakota. He has done more than 100 NEC classes through the outreach and customized training division of NDSCS.

March 14

EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) Certification with the UND Environmental Training Institute • • • • •

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Member cost: $170, Non-member: $225. Cass County Electric Cooperative, 4100 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Class satisfies requirements for renovator training certification by the EPA due April 22, 2010. Approved for 8 hours of Minnesota Contractor Continuing Education.

Thank You 2012 Electrical Contractor Continuing Education Sponsors!

Lunch & Learn “Home Energy Score”

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: $10 (includes lunch) Home Energy Score will allow consumers to find out how their home compares with others and how much money they could save for an existing home by adding insulation, sealing air leaks or doing other upgrades. This class will discuss score methodology, appraisal valuation, and key components to a building that will have the largest impact to energy efficiency. Speaker: Larry Mayer, Solution Design, Inc., is a trained Building Professional Inc. (BPI) analyst and envelope specialist. Both BPI and Resnet (Energy Star raters) can be authorized to perform HES home audits and set a Home Energy Score.

March 27-28

CAPS Training—Building and Remodeling for Aging and Accesibility (Bismarck, ND)

• Learn more about housing and remodeling for the fastest growing market segment. The first day will cover Marketing and Communications Strategies for Aging and Accessibility, and the second day is Design/ Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility. • Earn your CAPS designation by attending these two days, plus the Business Management for Building Professionals course. • See insert in this issue for more information. April 26

Lunch & Learn “Balancing Combustion Air Proper Air Exchange and New Energy Code” • •

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: $10 (includes lunch)

Thank You 2012 Minnesota Contractor Continuing Education Sponsors!

Thank you January Lunch & Learn Sponsor!

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Lead con’t from pg 17

OSHA’s fall protection con’t from pg 27

2. Work Practices Once work starts on a pre-1978 renovation, the Certified Renovator has a number of responsibilities. Before the work starts this person will educate residents by distributing the Renovate Right pamphlet post warning signs outside the work area and supervise setting up containment to prevent spreading dust. The rule lists specific containment procedures for both interior and exterior projects. It forbids certain work practices including open flame or torch burning, use of a heat gun that exceeds 1100°F, and high-speed sanding and grinding unless the tool is equipped with a HEPA exhaust control. Once the work is completed, the regulation specifies cleaning and waste disposal procedures. Clean up procedures must be supervised by a certified renovator. 3. Verification and Record Keeping After clean up is complete, the certified renovator must verify the cleaning by matching a cleaning cloth with an EPA verification card. If the cloth appears dirtier or darker than the card, the cleaning must be repeated. A complete file of records on the project must be kept by the certified renovator for three years. These records include, but aren’t limited to: verification of owner/ occupant receipt of the Renovate Right pamphlet or attempt to inform, documentation of work practices, Certified Renovator certification, and proof of worker training. NAHB believes that record keeping will be a major enforcement tool for the regulation. Remodelers are required by EPA to share a copy of records developed under rule requirements with the customer within 30 days of completing the remodeling work. 4. Exemptions It is important to note that these work practices may be waived under these conditions: • The home or child-occupied facility was built after 1978. • The repairs are minor, with interior work disturbing less than six square feet or exteriors disturbing less than 20 square feet being exempt. • If the house or components test lead free by a Certified Risk Assessor, Lead Inspector or Certified Renovator.

The new directive interprets “residential construction” as construction work that satisfies both of the following elements: • The end-use of the structure being built must be as a home, i.e., a dwelling. • The structure being built must be constructed using traditional wood frame construction materials and methods. The limited use of structural steel in a predominantly wood-framed home, such as a steel I-beam to help support wood framing, does not disqualify a structure from being considered residential construction. • Traditional wood frame construction materials and methods will be characterized by: • Framing materials: Wood (or equivalent cold-formed sheet metal stud) framing, not steel or concrete; wooden floor joists and roof structures. • Exterior wall structure: Wood (or equivalent cold-formed sheet metal stud) framing or masonry brick or block. • Methods: Traditional wood frame construction techniques.

HBA of F-M has TWO EPA:RRP classes in 2012: March 14 and Nov. 14 Register today to save your spot for the Certified Renovator training.

This is one in a series of informational fact sheets highlighting OSHA programs, policies or standards. It does not impose any new compliance requirements. For a comprehensive list of compliance requirements of OSHA standards or regulations, refer to Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This information will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. The voice phone is (202) 693-1999; teletypewriter (TTY) number: (877) 889-5627. For more information visit www.osha.gov or call (800) (321)-OSHA.

2012 Spring Parade of Homes April 28 - May 6 Weekends: noon-5 p.m. Weekdays: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

When: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Cass County Electric Coop. Member cost: $170 Non-member cost: $255 Register: kirsten@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846

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Become a Spike Member in 2012!

Spike Members help keep the Association growing, so be sure to thank any Spikes you know for their commitment. Want to see your name on the Spike list below? Spike credits are earned by recruiting and retaining members to the HBA of F-M. Acheive Spike status by earning six credits within two consecutive membership years (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31). To retain Spike status and become a Life Spike, you must earn a minimum of one Spike credit (new or retention) each membership year until you reach a total of 25 credits. Spike Club candidates who have two or more Spike Club credits are listed below and are close to qualifying for the elite Spike Club. National Association of Home Builders recognizes and rewards membership development efforts with it’s Spike Club awards program. Start earning Spike credits today! Contact Jennifer at jennifer@hbafm or at (701) 232-5846 with any questions.

Spike Super Star Stan Birky

Stan Birky

Stan Birky Construction, Inc. 6 credits Stan Birky, Stan Birky Construction, Inc. has just earned the Member Spike Level with 6 credits. He currently serves on the HBA board of directors and strives to keep the Association’s best interest in mind.

Thank you for helping us reach our goals! Your hard work is appreciated!

**Members** (6 credits or more)

Becker, Terry................................ 12.00 Birky, Stan..................................... 6.00 Blixt, Bill....................................... 22.75 Carney, Jo................................... 21.50 Eid, Jason.................................... 14.00 Johnson, Peter.............................. 6.50 Kulesa, Chris................................. 9.00 Leslie, Tyrone................................. 6.00 Lunski, Sylvia................................. 7.25 Michelsen, Nancy........................ 17.00 Wierima, Deanna......................... 10.00

*Lifetime Members* (25 credits or more)

Albright, Marshal......................... 44.00 Alsop, Dick................................... 65.50 Anderson, Dave........................... 35.25 Anderson, Doug........................... 43.00 Anderson, Kim............................. 52.00 Arnold, Mike................................ 55.00 Atkins, Brent................................ 31.50 Aune, Steve................................. 54.50 Bartholomay, Jerry....................... 34.50 Bates, Monty .............................. 52.50 Bellmore, Pat .............................. 51.50 Bernard, Clark........................... 204.50 Carlson, Al................................. 135.00

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Cavett, Cyle............................... 163.50 Cooper, Cindy............................ 400.00 Cosgriff, Sue . ............................. 31.50 Cullen, Terry................................ 27.00 Dabbert Jr., Don ......................... 87.25 Day Woods, Maren...................... 33.50 Dunkel, Jim................................ 131.00 Eid, Gerald................................. 170.50 Footitt, Bob.................................. 72.00 Funfar, Charlie........................... 230.00 Gunkelman, John........................ 66.00 Guthmiller, Darrick....................... 59.50 Handy, Scott................................ 31.50 Hanson, Vern............................... 70.50 Hoss, Ryan.................................. 38.00 Hoy, Tammy............................... 393.50 Kelly, Nancy................................. 63.50 Kochmann, Bob......................... 107.75 Kochmann, Paul........................ 282.25 Krajsa, Ken................................ 822.00 Laasch, Kimberli........................ 127.50 Lipp, Terry.................................. 149.00 Luther, Jerry................................ 79.50 Mahan, John.............................. 136.00 Mazour, Craig.............................. 99.50 McShane, Phil............................. 33.00 Mollberg, Scott............................. 39.00 Narveson, Dan............................ 34.00 O’Leary, Tim................................ 37.50 Opp, Gary.................................... 34.50

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Palmes, Peggy........................... 352.50 Parkinson, Cary......................... 234.50 Paseka, Rod.............................. 115.00 Passolt, Dan................................ 55.50 Pederson, Lynette........................ 29.00 Pesek, Jamey............................ 158.50 Polansky, Pete............................. 44.50 Rasmussen, Todd...................... 126.00 Roman, Marcus......................... 145.50 Rood, Robert............................. 148.00 Ryland, Stan................................ 96.50 Schmidtke, Dennis..................... 325.50 Shafer, Rod................................ 289.50 Sheridan, Kris.............................. 30.50 Skansgaard, Mike........................ 44.50 Stenerson, Les ........................... 38.25 Strahm, Ruth............................. 308.00 Sweeney, Vicki............................. 38.50 Swenson, Jeff.............................. 66.00 Thurston, Gene.......................... 116.50 Vanderwerff, Bryce...................... 54.00 Watterud, Tony............................. 39.50 Welle, Terry................................ 129.00 Wendt, Gary................................ 37.00

**Candidates** (less than 6 credits)

Berglund, Donna............................ 2.00 Likness, Drew................................ 2.50 Schmidt, Dave............................... 3.00

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Getting to know a new member: Sculpture by Design by Kirsten Rosenow, Communication & Office Coordinator

Update Your HBA Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide:

Cancelled or Dropped Memberships

A company who is willing to let imagination soar, Sculpture by Design has no limitations to its hand-crafted, Brenda and Tony Thibodo, Sculpture by artistic, concrete Design, joined the HBA of F-M December products. From 2011. countertops and table tops, to outdoor bars and sculptures, Brenda and Tony Thibodo can sculpt and carve concrete into just about anything. Brenda and her husband started creating concrete statuary in 1990. Since then, they have opened a retail store, and expanded into their current craft of creating and designing custom concrete creations. They offer custom sinks, showers, fireplace mantels and hearths, countertops, tables, custom fire tables, engravings, water walls and more. Since their start, technology has helped to improve their materials and sealers, and cut down on production time. “We designed a custom planter for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for the Grommesh family in 2011. Because of the new technology, this was done in only three days.” says Brenda. Sculpture by Design is not only expanding its business, but is also one of the newest members of the HBA of F-M. The Thibodos are excited to expand their market into the Fargo-Moorhead area. (With their second year exhibiting at the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show) “We hope to attend events whenever possible,” Brenda says. She is also excited to possibly gain new business associates and customers, as well as educate the membership on their business, and continue to expand. “Concrete can be very artistic and unique,” says Brenda. “And we want to educate people that there is more to concrete than just sidewalks and driveways.”

Anderson Refrigeration & Heating Associate Steve Anderson (701) 361-9525 AMERICAN Builders, Inc. Builder Matt Cossette (701) 280-9702 Gene’s Paint & Decorating Associate Gene Finneman (701) 235-1969 Interstate Shoes, LLC Associate Diane Olson (218) 359-0990 Metro Plumbing Company, LLC Associate Gerald Richard (701) 235-7352 Visions Propery Management & Maintenance Associate Tanya Haarsager (218) 329-5758

Do you know someone who would make a great member? The New Member Development Committee would like to hear from you! Please contact Jennifer at (701) 232-5846 or jennifer@hbafm.com.

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HBA of F-M Member

Renewal Report

Thanks to these members who have renewed membership and continue supporting the HBA of F-M. The number of years they’ve been members is reflected behind the company name. If you notice discrepancies, please let us know so we can update our records: (701) 232-5846. (Allow 60 days for name to reappear.)

Company Name

Years Company Name

Adams Development Company.................................17 Aggregate Industries-North Central Region..............36 ARC Appraisals...........................................................6 Bladholm Brothers.....................................................27 Blake Sunde Construction & Custom Homes LLC......1 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND....................................29 Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc...........................52 Choice Financial Group...............................................4 Classic Industries, Inc................................................13 Comfort Point, Inc........................................................1 Construction Supply, Inc............................................34 Cormax, Inc.................................................................6 Cote Mechanical, LLC.................................................5 Curt Stensgard Construction.......................................7 David Lean Construction.............................................7 Deyle Construction......................................................2 Dirtyworks, Inc.............................................................6 Dittmer Concrete, Inc.................................................22 Doug Mjolsness Construction Inc..............................10 Fabricators Supply.......................................................8 Fargo Glass & Paint Company..................................25 F-M Flooring, Inc.......................................................31 G & T Plumbing & Heating, Inc..................................19 Gateway Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, LLC..................3 Hastings Comfort Solutions, LLC................................5 Hebron Brick Supply..................................................40 Holland’s Landscaping & Garden Center..................10 Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc..........................25 HOMESMART REALTORS.........................................6 IdeaOne Telecom Group, LLC.....................................8 Iron Unlimited Inc.........................................................1 JAFT LLP.....................................................................3 Kallod Construction Inc................................................8 Keller Williams Roers Realty.......................................9 Kensok’s Hardwood Floors, Inc.................................18

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Kindred Plumbing & Heating, Inc.................................8 Klein’s Carpentry Inc...................................................5 Laughlin Electric........................................................13 Minnkota Windows, Inc..............................................42 Nelson Painting Finishing & Refinishing......................7 Network Cabling Services, Inc.....................................8 Nor-Son, Inc.................................................................5 One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning..........................4 Pacific Sound and Video..............................................3 Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of the Lakes Area...........................................................................15 Pifer Auction & Realty - Terry Skjerseth, Realtor.........4 Platinum Home Contracting Inc...................................5 Precision Concrete Cutters........................................18 RJS Building Systems, Inc...........................................9 Rocking Horse Farm, LLC...........................................6 Ross Zink Construction...............................................4 Security Self Storage - South LLC.............................16 Shorestone Development............................................8 Solid Comfort, Inc........................................................9 Standard Industries, Inc.............................................29 Stone Countertop Outlet..............................................1 Sun Mechanical, Inc..................................................27 Swenson Masonry LLC...............................................5 T.E.M. Industries..........................................................4 Terry Becker Construction, LLC.................................14 Tester and Holman Construction.................................4 The Brush’s End Painting Co.....................................10 Tony Eckert & Sons.....................................................5 Valley Central Vacuum.................................................2 Wahpeton Glass & Paint Co........................................5 Warner and Company Insurance...............................29 Wayne Welle Construction & Cabinetry, Inc..............23 West Central Lift & Elevator, LLC................................6

Builders Save the Date! Spring Parade of Homes:

April 28 - May 6 Look for entry packets this month!

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HBA of F-M New

Member Report

RE/MAX Realty 1 - Rodney Bjornstad, Realtor Real Estate & Sales

Rodney Bjornstad 1131 Westrac Dr Fargo, ND 58103-2374 (701) 239-5990 Sponsor: Deanna Wierima Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND

The members below have kicked off 2012 with great recruitment efforts. Each member who recruits at least one new member between Nov. 1, 2011, and Oct. 31, 2012, will be placed into a drawing for prizes given away at the 2012 November GMM.

Backyard Adventures

Name Company

Home Furnishings & Decoration Rod Glover 3185 Main Avenue Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 235-1075 Sponsor: Rick Stremick RJS Building Systems

Robb Johnson Enterprises Inc. Real Estate & Sales

Robb Johnson 1131 Westrac Dr Fargo, ND 58103-2374 (701) 729-1848 Sponsor: Mike Hanson Hanson Bros., Inc.

RCJ Framing Specialists LLC Builder - Residential

Ryan Johnson 419 Sequoia Dr Mapleton, ND 58104-4219 (701) 532-0359 Sponsor: Chris Lind Chris Lind Custom Homes

Serenity Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, LLC Builder - Custom Homes Vivian Thingelstad 3629 20th St S Fargo, ND 58104 (701) 793-1202 Sponsor: Carlita Dietz Jay Dietz Construction, Inc.

Split Rock Construction, Inc. Builder - Residential Chris Lind PO Box 201 Horace, ND 58047 (701) 799-2170 Sponsor: Jason Eid Eid-Co Buildings

2012 Membership Drive Contenders (November 2011 - October 2012)

# Recruited

Jeremy Gregorie Bert’s Truck Equipment of Moorhead, Inc.............. 1 Chris Kulesa Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND................................ 1 Deanna Wierima Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND................................ 2 Drew Likness Chase Realty......................................................... 2 Chris Lind Chris Lind Custom Homes.................................... 1 Don Dabbert, Jr. Dabbert Custom Homes........................................ 1 David Currier Dakota Fence........................................................ 1 Tony Swartz Diamond Vogel Paints............................................ 1 Jason Eid Eid-Co Buildings, Inc............................................. 1 Terry Lipp Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom......... 1 Mike Hanson Hanson Bros., Inc.................................................. 1 Nancy Kelly Heartland Labor..................................................... 1 Carlita Dietz Jay Dietz Construction Inc..................................... 1 Paul Kochmann Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc............................ 1 Greg Krueger Krueger Construction, Inc...................................... 1 Bruce Johnson RE/MAX Realty 1................................................... 1 Rick Stremick RJS Building Systems........................................... 1 Phil Stahl Stahl Architects & Builders.................................... 1 Stan Birky Stan Birky Construction, Inc.................................. 2 Thank you to all members for your recruiting and retention efforts!

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Guess Who Revealed!

Guess Who! is a feature every month. We will run a childhood photo of an HBA board member, HBC trustee, Health Plan Trustee, committee chairperson or staff member.

February’s Guess Who! Hints:

• He lives in Fergus Falls, Minn. and likes to spend time on the lake. • Has served on both the Home Builders Care Board and New Member Development and Retention committees. • His workplace is “electrifying.”

Answer:

Clark Bernard Red River Electric, Inc.

Winner:

Hap Hildebrand Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.

Join A Committee In 2012! If you are interested in any of the HBA of F-M committees listed on pg 23, please contact Jennifer at (701) 232-5846 or jennifer@hbafm.com.

Back Your PAC Make housing “one voice stronger,” and join Club 2012. Send a personal check for $20.12 to NDAB-PAC today!

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Advertiser Index

ABC Seamless.....................................................7 ACME TOOLS....................................................16 Aggregate Industries..........................................36 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND.............................19 Butler Machinery Co...........................................21 BW Insurance Agency........................................22 Camrud-Foss Concrete......................................22 Carpet World......................................................22 Cass County Abstract Co...................................19 Cass County Electric Cooperative......................21 Coldwell Banker....................................................7 Crane Johnson Lumber Co................................31 Dakota Gypsum..................................................20 Dawson Insurance..............................................27 Goodin Company................................................39 Hauck & Buchholz Drywall, Inc.............................7 Knight Printing......................................................7 Lamperts Yards...................................................14 Mid-States Truss.................................................31 Minnkota Windows, Inc.........................................2 Nodak Stores......................................................19 Northland Truss Systems....................................17 Property Resources Group.................................29 Rigels, Inc...........................................................27 State Bank & Trust..............................................21 Stenerson Lumber..............................................20 The Title Company.............................................19 Western Products, Inc..........................................7 Windows Plus, Inc..............................................40 Xcel Energy..........................................................3

Interested in advertising? Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com. Get logged on con’t from pg 25

member benefits available to them. Check out www.nahb. org/ma and page 7 to see which ones could benefit your company. NAHB also works hard legislatively on nationwide issues affecting the industry: EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule; appraisal issues; first-time home buyer tax credits; energy efficiency tax credits; and the list goes on. The national association is at your fingertips by logging on to its website at www.nahb. org. Click the “Log In” button in the top right corner of the home page and enter your NAHB pin number and password. If you don’t know your pin, contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846 or info@hbafm.com Your membership dollars are always working for you! Make sure to take advantage of everything available through these three associations.

Questions? Contact Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com.

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Home Builders Care Build for Habitat needs your help!

Donations of cash and materials are needed to complete the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead’s first-ever build for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. Check out the needs below and commit to support this project!

Cash In an effort to scale the fundraising ladder step by step, HBA of F-M President Terry Becker challenges each member company to donate at least $25 per month in March, April, May and June to close the fundraising gap. The Home Builders Care Build for Habitat starts in June, and we must raise $80,000! Pledge $100 or more today!

Yes, I will give $100 to Home Builders Care Build for Habitat! One $100 installment Other amount_____

Materials Want to give materials? Check out the list below for what is needed and let us know what you can provide. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Excavation work Concrete Rem Plumbing e Hom mber th Electrical e s are at Hab ever itat y mod d o HVAC in th e mo nation i est and s hous r Lumber e, so tgage va included lu Trusses dona pleas e ma e of the tion k s acc Shingles ordi e your n gly. Siding Exterior doors and windows Interior doors and finishes Insulation Drywall Paint Cabinets Flooring Landscaping On-site waste Utilities during build

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If you have questions about donating materials contact Rob Rich with Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity at (218) 329-4583 or (218) 284-5253 ext. 2.

Send this form, your cash donation and/or materials commitment to HBA of F-M 1802 32nd Ave S, Fargo ND, 58103, email to info@hbafm.com or fax to (701) 280-1108.


Home Builders Association of F-M ‘Lunch & Learn’ Education Opportunity Tuesday, March 27 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

‘Home Energy Score’ • Home Energy Score will allow consumers to find out how their home compares with others and how much money they could save to an existing home by adding insulation, sealing air leaks or doing other upgrades. This class will discuss score methodology, appraisal valuation, and key components to a building that will have largest impact to energy efficiency. Nine U.S. communities tested 200+ homes per metro area of varying type, age, and condition. The score based on a scale 1 – 10, similar to a miles-per-gallon label for cars will be accepted by Fannie and Freddie in secondary market and by American Journal of Appraisers to include an energy efficiency category in assessing the appraised value of a home. • Speaker: Larry Mayer, Solution Design, Inc., is a trained Building Professional Inc.(BPI) analyst and envelope specialist. Both BPI and Resnet (Energy Star raters) can be authorized to perform HES home audits and set a Home Energy Score. • Cost is $10. WHERE: HBA of F-M office, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Contact (701) 232-5846 or kirsten@hbafm.com with any questions.

Please register the following person(s) for the Tuesday, March 27 ‘Home Energy Score’ Lunch & Learn class. 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) _____

Cost is $10 per person per class. Return form and payment to: HBA of F-M 1802 32nd Ave S. Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 232-5846 phone (701) 280-1108 fax All registrants must be prepaid 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.


Building & Remodeling

Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility Tuesday, March 27 (CAPS I) With their changing lifestyles, maturing Americans are looking to revitalize their home environments. Identifying opportunities and developing the skills to interact with 50+ customers can help you grow your business dramatically. Learn best practices in working with this evolving population — one of the fastest growing market segments in remodeling and related industries. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:  Explain the three segments within the Aging in Place market that presents business opportunities for building professionals.  Implement a process for promoting new opportunities for products and services in the Aging in Place market.  Enhance your sales process with effective techniques for the Aging in Place market.

Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility Wednesday, March 28

for Aging & Accessibility Tuesday, March 27 & Wednesday, March 28 Bismarck, ND Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce 1640 Burnt Boat Drive Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility  Member $175 ($200 after 3/13/12)  Non-Member $225 ($250 after 3/13/12)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility

 Member $175 ($200 after 3/13/12)  Non-Member $225 ($250 after 3/13/12) SAVE BY ATTENDING BOTH DAYS!

Both Courses

March 27 & 28, 2012

 Member $330 ($380 after 3/13/12)  Non-Member $430 ($480 after 3/13/12)

(CAPS II)

As the U.S. Baby Boomer group expands, more are interested in a home to fit their new lifestyle and abilities. This course will help you understand the guidelines and requirements of accessibility, doing an assessment with therapists and health care professionals, and the significance of good design that can transform a house into a safe, attractive and comfortable home for life. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:  Describe the home ownership market as it relates to the segments of Aging in Place market.

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Consider contractual and legal concerns for building professionals providing design solutions to the Aging in Place client. Perform a needs assessment to identify and prioritize the needs, wants and wishes of the Aging in Place client. Recommend specific design solutions for the Aging in Place client. Estimate and schedule the Aging in Place project while regarding special considerations.

NAHB Designation Credit: CAPS, CGA, Master CSP Continuing Education Credit: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM (for more information, see www.nahb.org/designations) ND Professional Builders: Receive seven NDPB designation credits for each one-day course

Instructor: Erik Listou

Erik Listou, CGR, CAPS, CGP, CAASH, CLR, LDST is a 40-year plus veteran of the building and remodeling industry. Listou was twice voted Colorado's top remodeler by the Denver HBA, and has been recognized locally and nationally with projects and leadership awards. As an instructor for NAHB, Listou teaches remodelers and builders remodeling business principals (CGR), aging in place (CAPS), and green building (CGP). A founding member of the Seniors Council in Denver, Listou is actively involved with the Remodelers and 50+ Housing Council in Denver as a board member and chair of the education committee, and is involved with DRCOG initiatives on aging. Listou volunteered as president, then staff executive director, of the Denver Habitat for Humanity in the early 1990's and has continued his passion for community as an industry spokesperson by authoring over 60 articles, and has been quoted in the media on industry issues. As the founder of the Build Responsible Foundation, Listou produces educational and awareness programs for home shows, seminars and programs for communities and businesses. He has also hosted a Denver-based talk radio show and television programming, and provides continuing education for the building and remodeling industry.

Registration and Payment Information

Register today!

Program materials, lunch and refreshments included

By Phone:

701-222-2401 or 800-326-4746 (in-state)

NAME

 Check made payable to: North Dakota Association of Builders

By Fax:

701-222-3699

COMPANY

 Visa

By Mail:

ND Assoc. of Builders 1720 Burnt Boat Dr. Suite 207 Bismarck, ND 58503

Email:

sandy@ndbuild.com

 Mastercard

 Discover

ADDRESS CITY, STATE, ZIP

CARD NUMBER

PHONE

EXP DATE

FAX

CARDHOLDER NAME (if different)

EMAIL

CVV (3 digits back of card)

CARDHOLDER ADDRESS (if different)

Payment and Cancellation Information Registration and full payment must be received by March 19, 2012. Any cancellations after March 19, 2012 will incur a $100 cancellation fee.


Bis-Man Chamber of Commerce 1640 Burnt Boat Drive

Building & Remodeling for Aging & Accessibility

Earn your CAPS designation by attending these CAPS I and CAPS II courses offered, plus Business Management for Building Professionals. (this course was conducted with Green Building Seminar in Fargo in Jan. 2009, and can be taken at other venues)

To learn more and go to www.nahb.org/designations. Special room rates are available for attendees. Bismarck - AmericInn Lodge (3235 State Street): Single and double room rates of $89.90, plus tax. Mention the North Dakota Association of Builders room block when making your reservation. Call 1-701-250-1000 to reserve your room before March 15, 2012.

North Dakota Association of Builders 1720 Burnt Boat Drive, Suite 207 Bismarck, ND 58503

Become a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) This designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential building and remodeling industry — home modification for aging in place.

Become a North Dakota Professional Builder! For more information visit: www.ndbuild.com

Bismarck

You can earn seven educational credits per course for your 2012 North Dakota Professional Builder certification by attending this program!

Wednesday, March 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II)

Learn more about the North Dakota Professional Builder certification program by visiting www.ndbuild.com.

Tuesday, March 27 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS I)


March 2012 Plains Builder  

HBA of F-M's Official Newsletter

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