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2011 HBA of F-M

City Night March 24 Thank you sponsor:

Highlights

: North Dakota Association of Builders Executive Officer Doreen Riedman and Builders Association of Minnesota Executive Officer Pam Perri will give updates on their respective state associations and legislatures. This is your chance to find out what you can do to make your voice heard! see pg 8 for details…

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In This Issue

• Dabbert achieves Life Director status - pg 8 • NAHB board update from IBS - pg 9 • HBA participates in ND, MN legislative activities - pg 11 • NAHB survey shows AD&C credit problems not abating - pg 15 • Meet your Parade of Homes Committee Chair: Elizabeth Blatchford - pg 19 • ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off - pg 20-21 • Member profile: Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage - pg 24 • NAWIC #246 Corner - pg 27 • Spike Superstar: Steve Aune - pg 30 • Fargo-Moorhead is home to four NAHB student chapters - pg 29

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

Alison STREyle Editor, Photographer, Design

Bryce Johnson Publisher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Features

Calendar of Events

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OSHA penalties increase City of Fargo keeping busy this winter: Sign code, design district, tree ordinance Adopt a student for the Construction Trades Academy Storm water refresher from N.D. Dept. of Health Expanding your networking ability in 2011: Join a committee What to do when money is tight Get logged on

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

March 2 0 1 1 March 1-2.............................................................................. HBA Closed March 3.................................................Parade of Homes Entry deadline March 8......... Education Committee................................................ 8 a.m. March 9......... HBC Board of Trustees...................................... 11:30 a.m. March 11....... Power Limited Technician Continuing Education....... 8 a.m. Skills & Technology Training Center March 11....... Events Committee................................................ 8:15 a.m. March 13................................................... Daylight Savings Time Begins March 14....... New Member Development/Retention Committee..... Noon March 17......................................................................... St. Patrick’s Day March 17....... Remodelers Council................................................... Noon March 21....... Parade of Homes Committee.................................... 3 p.m. March 22....... HBA Board of Directors........................................... 11 a.m. March 24....... GMM City Night, Radisson (downtown Fargo).......... 6 p.m. March 29....... Lunch & Learn.................................................... 11:30 a.m. March 29....... Public Issues Committee.................................... 11:30 a.m. March 29....... PAC Committee.................................................. 12:30 p.m. March 30....... Lead: RRP Certification Training ......................... 8:30 a.m. Cass County Electric Cooperative

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news briefs Hires, promotions, awards

• Dennis Daugherty and Kevin Riley have been named to the board of directors at Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc., Fargo. • Dewey Uhlir has been inducted into Park Co. Realtors Hall of Fame, which recognizes associates and staff who have 20 years of service with the company. Dave Oksendahl has been awarded the Graduate, Realtors Institute designation by the National Association of Realtors, and Shari Zimbelman has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. • Union State Bank has been presented the Director’s Award by the North Dakota District Office of the Small Business Administration for its commitment in supporting small businesses in North Dakota. Union State Bank provided more SBA support to its clients than any other financial institution in North Dakota and now ranks as the No. 1 SBA loan provider in the state. • Sanford Health has named John Vastag, who is also a partner of Perfect Temp, as director of legislative affairs for North Dakota. He will serve as the liaison to state and elected officials and will also work with the different business units within Sanford to develop, coordinate and implement policy initiatives. • Starion Financial donated more than $180,000 to community organizations and capital campaigns in the communities it serves in 2010. Major donations included: University of Mary schools of business and technology; Trollwood Performing Arts School; Sitting Bull College; Dakota Zoo; Ducks Unlimited and Missouri Valley Family YMCA. • Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.D. in Fargo has named Pat Gulbranson vice president of corporate administration, Dr. David Hanekom has been named vice president of medical management and chief medical officer, Judd Wagner was promoted to vice president

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of marketing and chief marketing officer and Lynne Devitt has been named manager of membership and underwriting. • Donny Hines, Nor-Son, Inc. director of safety, received his certification as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration trainer from the National Safety Education Center by completing the #500 Trainer Course. Requirements for this designation require completion of the OSHA #510 training course and individuals must have at least five years of construction safety experience. The certification appoints Hines as an OSHA authorized trainer for both OSHA 10-hour and 30hour courses, and authorizes him to issue course completion cards. The OSHA Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program to train workers in the basics of safety and health hazard recognition and prevention. It authorizes trainers who complete construction and general industry train-the-trainer courses to conduct occupational safety and health classes for workers. • First International Bank & Trust in Fargo has named Joe Straus as a mortgage loan officer and Becky Riggs as a mortgage loan assistant. • The Kilbourne Group, Fargo, has hired Margaret Ashiem as chief financial officer. • David Berg, president and chief executive officer of American Crystal Sugar, has been named to the board of directors of State Bank and Trust. • Keller Williams Roers Realty in Fargo has recognized Carrie Jacobson as Rookie of the Year; Sarah Hockhalter as Agent of the Year; Carol Simenson as Culture Keeper of the Year; and Brenda Smith as Listing Agent of the Year. The company has also recognized several agents with 2010 awards. Those recognized include The Jim Lund Team, Group of the Year; and John VanMiddlesworth and Cathy VanMiddlesworth, Team of the Year. • Coldwell Banker First Realty recognized several sales associates with awards for outstanding pro-

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duction in real estate sales in 2010. Those recognized include: LuAnne White, Sales Leader and Top Producer award; Peggy Isakson, Listings Sold Leader award and runner-up for top producer, listing leader and sales leader; Pat Karley, top producer and a sales leader runner-up; and Paul Krabbenhoft, listing leader and a listings sold leader runner-up. • Mary Goroski, Coldwell Banker First Realty, Fargo, has been awarded the accredited buyer’s representative designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors. She completed courses in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty. • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has promoted Kelly Cooper to mortgage consultant. • The North Dakota Association of Realtors has awarded its 2010 Realtor Involvement awards. Area award recipients include Todd Anhorn, Keller Williams Roers Realty; Lyn Dwyer and DeAnne Mason, both with Prudential Premier Real Estate; Lisbeth Fandrich, Barb Grande, Peggy Isakson, Todd Randall and Joy Stumbo, all with Coldwell Banker First Realty; Vicky Matson and Dewey Uhlir, both with Park Co. Realtors; and LuAnn White, First International Bank & Trust. The award recognizes and promotes education participation, achievement and involvement in community service, and political, educational and local, state and national association activity. • State Bank & Trust of Fargo has purchased Bell Mortgage, a 130-year-old mortgage company based in Minneapolis. The purchase combines the largest independently owned bank in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota with the tri-state area’s largest private mortgage company. Bell Mortgage is retaining its company name and is now a division of State Bank & Trust. Bell’s lenders, locations and Briefs con’t on next pg

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management team remain the same and former Bell owner Gary Kirt is staying on as president of the bank’s Bell Mortgage division.

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

The HBA of F-M has posted resumes from the National Association of Home Builders student chapter members at area trade schools and universities online in the members-only section at www.hbafm.com. These students are looking for seasonal work or permanent jobs after they graduate. If

The HBA of F-M’s Plains Builder advertising delivers your message monthly to over a thousand building industry professionals. You can still get in the 2011 magazine. Contact Jenny at jenny@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846 for more details on advertising! 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, 2011, you would pay your dues before April 1, 2011, to be entered. Call Amanda at (701) 232-5846 with any questions.

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Hints: • Has only owned Jeep Grand Cherokees. • Injuries include: broken collarbone, foot and ankle; compound fracture in leg and many concussions. • Has traveled around the world. • Grew up in Fargo. • Takes money management and membership very seriously. Note: Co-workers and relatives of the featured member/staff person are not eligible to win. Readers are eligible to win once per calendar year.

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HBA of F-M President’s Report

Another spring, another flood HBA urges members to donate employees for flood fight

With two consecutive years’ experience dealing with our area’s flooding issues, the HBA’s staff and leaders are looking ahead and making contingency plans for our events and classes scheduled in March and April. If they need to be postponed, the HBA will communicate with members and the media as necessary as soon as possible. Tyrone Leslie If you have questions or concerns Heritage Homes about events you are registered for as we move into March, please call the office at (701) 2325846. If an emergency situation develops, the Association will relay messages for members that need help with the flood fight to our e-mail list; it was greatly appreciated by those who used it in past floods.

State legislative report

Several HBA members made the trip to Orlando for the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show in January. More than 77 people from the F-M area attended and over 110 from North Dakota were there. 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 2010, even after seeing an increase last year over 2009. This was great to hear, as it marks two years of the industry moving in the right direction.

City Night March 24 at the Radisson, downtown Fargo

I invite all members to attend our 13th annual City Night March 24 at the Radisson in downtown Fargo. Please note the venue change from our usual, the Holiday Inn. Our relationships with public officials are crucial in today’s residential construction In addition, the HBA has taken two dates market. City Night is a way to thank local to organize its members to make sandbags jurisdiction staff and elected officials for at Sandbag Central for the city of Fargo. their hard work and willingness to listen On March 9 and 10, we encourage you to our industry’s concerns about new laws to donate your time and your employees’ and regulations. There is still a sponsorship time during business hours. See page 9 or available for this meeting! It’s a great way contact the HBA if you would like to sign up to get your name out to members and our your employees for a shift or two. local officials. See page 8 for details.

Outside of the flood concerns, your HBA and its members have been very busy legislatively. We were involved with F-M area organizations for “City Day on the Hill” Feb. 3 in Bismarck. Representatives from the HBA, F-M Area Association of Realtors, Greater F-M Economic Development Corporation, Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber and the Convention and Visitors Bureau were able to talk to legislators about issues affecting our community as a whole. We were also involved with our state associations, North Dakota Association of Builders and the Builders Association of Minnesota, in visits to their Capitols in February. These trips focused on the building industry and strengthening relationships with legislators. Both NDAB and BAM have seen great legislative success so far with their initiatives. NDAB’s bill to revise the state law regarding architect requirements on buildings has passed the N.D. House with strong support and now heads to the Senate. A bill to get building industry representatives on the state appraisal board is also working its way through the legislative channels. BAM was successful in passing legislation to delay the effective date (from Feb. 1 to Aug. 1) of a law requiring local jurisdictions to verify lead certification on permits for work in residential structures built prior to 1978. It is also working to oppose mandated fire sprinklers in new single-family homes in response to a pending provision in the 2012 International Residential Code.

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HBA members attend International Builders Show in Orlando

Parade of Homes coming soon

Although it’s hard to believe, this year’s spring Parade of Homes is just around the corner April 30-May 8. 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 25 at all Hornbacher’s stores. See the April Plains Builder for details including home entries, builders and hours.

City Night March 24

Register by March 21! Call the HBA at (701) 232-5846.

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Become a North Dakota Professional Take advantage of member Builder discounts through NAHB

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.

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 Brochure/application forms can be found on the NDAB website at www.ndbuild.com.

Classified listings available in Plains Builder

National Association of Home Builders members (HBA of F-M members are NAHB members) have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies: • Avis • Budget • Dell • FedEx • FTD - The Flower Experts (20 percent discount for a limited time) • www.ftd.com/ nahb20 • GM Exclusive Offer • Hertz Rental Cars • Hewlett Packard

• Liberty Mutual Home & Auto Insurance • Lowe’s • NAHB Career Center • www.nahb.org/careers • Office Depot • Omaha Steaks • Paychex® Payroll Processing • Solveras Payment Solutions • YRC Freight • Wyndham Hotel Group

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.

Construction-related classified listings are available for purchase in the 2011 issues of the Plains Builder. Cost is $20 per month for 30 words. A listing must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the month it will be displayed, and must be resubmitted each month to continue. HBA of F-M reserves the right to edit and abbreviate ads. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for details. An advertising form is also available at www. hbafm.com.

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GMM City Night March 24 The annual City Night General Membership Meeting will be held March 24 at the Radisson in downtown Fargo. Relationships with public officials are critical in today’s residential construction market. City Night is an opportunity to thank local jurisdiction staff and elected officials for their hard work and willingness to listen to the building industry’s concerns about new laws and regulations. City officials from Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and Dilworth, as well as other local leaders, have been invited to attend the meeting.

City Night features executive officers

Legislative updates will be given by both North Dakota Association of Builders and Builders Association of Minnesota Executive Officers Doreen Riedman and Pam Perri. Both Riedman and Perri are busy with legislative sessions and are working hard fighting for issues important to the building industry.

About Doreen Riedman:

Doreen Riedman is the executive officer of the North Dakota Association of Builders, a position she has held since 1997. Primary duties include serving as the chief lobbyist for the association, both on the state and federal levels, working with state legislators and North Dakota’s congressional delegation. She has served as the NAHB Executive Officers Council state EO liaison to the BUILD-PAC Board of Trustees, is a past member of the EOC Awards Committee, and is a long-time Gold Key BUILD-PAC contributor. Riedman is the past secretary/treasurer of the North Dakota Lobbyists Association, past president of the International Association of Business Communicators/Great Plains Chapter, and is currently on the state board of directors of Special Olympics North Dakota.

About Pam Perri:

Pam Perri has been the executive vice president of the Builders Association of Minnesota since August 2001. The association serves the residential construction industry. While at BAM, she has overseen the creation of the Builders Legal Action Fund and started a general liability insurance company for the membership where she served as CEO. Most recently, BAM created Project Reenergize, a nationally recognized program for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Builders Association of Minnesota has over 3,000 members statewide.

GMM City Night sponsorship still available!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

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Dabbert achieves NAHB Life Director status

Congratulations to Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes, on reaching Life Director status through the National Association of Home BuildDon Dabbert ers. In January, Dabbert was named Dabbert Custom Life Director at the 2011 International Homes Builders Show in Orlando. To gain this status a member must be recommended by the local or state association of which he or she is a delegate, and have served as a voting director for ten or more years, attending two meetings of the board per year. “We are so proud of Don. Achieving life director status is a great accomplishment,” says HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson. “The addition of Life and Senior Life Directors is a privilege for our local Association and is also advantageous because they are viewed as voting members on the NAHB board of directors, but are not included in the regular allotment of directors that NAHB allows us based on our membership numbers.” Dabbert is very active within the HBA of F-M, North Dakota Association of Builders and NAHB. In 2003, he was the HBA of F-M president and was also named the local Builder of the Year. He is also a member of the local Public Affairs Committee and Political Action Committee. On the national level, he is a member of the Design Committee. Life Directors must continue to meet attendance requirements to retain voting privileges. A Life Director who has attended two meetings per year for a period of ten consecutive years after becoming a Life Director will be designated as a Senior Life Director. Senior Life Directors will have attained a permanent seat on the board with no attendance requirement. In addition to Dabbert, John Gunkelman of Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. is a Life Director, John Mahan, Mahan Construction, is an inactive Life Director and Gerald Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., is a Senior Life Director.

GMM City Night Social: 6-7 p.m. • Dinner: 7 p.m. Radisson Hotel of Fargo 201 5th St. N., Fargo, ND 58102

Pre-registered members: $23 Register by 4 p.m. March 21

Menu Dinner rolls and salad Basil-seared chicken breast Fresh vegetables Garlic mashed potatoes Meet with city officials and local leaders during “City Night,” our chance to build relationships and ask questions.

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NAHB board update from IBS

In January, the National Association of Home Builders held its board meeting in conjunction with the International Builders Show in Orlando. IBS and the national board meeting are great venues to network with members in John Gunkelman the industry from around the country, Dakota keep abreast of the key issues facing Construction of home building and learn more through Fargo, Inc. NAHB Life Director education classes on various topics. In addition to myself, in attendance at the meeting were Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC; Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.; Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust; Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes; and Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc.

Legislative update

As always is the case with NAHB, legislative affairs were on the top of the agenda. The top issues NAHB is working on include the AD&C credit crunch, appraisals and continuing to fight for tax reform that does not negatively affect home building. Taxes are always a hot topic when discussing national politics. This year was especially imperative for NAHB due to the board allotting a large amount of money to be spent fighting efforts by some to do away with the mortgage interest deduction. Along with retaining the energy efficient retrofit incentives available, NAHB was happy to see President Obama sign the tax credit extension bill into law. On appraisals, NAHB has been tireless in its efforts to alleviate the issues seen around the country when it comes to the appraisal process. With the expiration of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct rules guiding appraisals, NAHB had the opportunity to provide input before the Fed enacted new rules as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform. The Fed is now actively pushing open communication between appraisers and builders so that all relevant information can be provided and used to help appraisals reach a fair market value. NAHB saw some success last year in getting legislation to address the AD&C crisis through the House, but the session ended before any action was taken on the Senate side. NAHB is continuing to brainstorm ways to loosen credit and get banks lending again. Many in the U.S. Congress are working on ways to address this problem, but no easy answers have risen to the top.

NAHB administration

NAHB membership continues to struggle facing uncertain economic conditions in many parts of the country. The national retention rate is around 70 percent, compared to our 90 percent locally. This rate makes it difficult to create accurate revenue streams and budgets and also limits the amount of programming that can be accomplished. NAHB economists do see positive times for the future including a 7 percent increase in new single-family homes in 2010. More than likely, it will still be several years before the

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most damaged communities can turn their housing situation around and that will continue to drag down a larger area of nation. The Futures Taskforce, which is looking into inner administration and board structure of NAHB, continues to cause a lot of discussion across a host of issues. The task force is looking at the size of the board, essential programming and what to cut, holding online committee meetings, and a number of other potential cost saving items.

BUILD-PAC update

NAHB’s political action committee, BUILD-PAC, continues to be one of the strongest in the country. This is good news despite the less than 2 percent of members who contribute. This incredibly poor showing of support from its membership is concerning to NAHB and to BUILDPAC officials. If every member gave only the minimum level, BUILD-PAC would be the strongest political action committee in the country. In an effort to increase numbers of contributors, BUILD-PAC has come out with the 2012 club for the 2011-2012 fundraising cycle. The idea behind the 2010 club is for every member should be able to afford to contribute $20.12 to join and help make BUILD-PAC “one voice stronger.” If you haven’t contributed yet, what are you waiting for? You are currently benefitting from the work of others, now is the time for you to step up. Please contact the HBA of F-M at (701) 232-5846 or info@hbafm. com for more information.

City of Fargo needs your help sandbagging The city of Fargo is working with businesses in the Fargo-Moorhead to help with sandbagging efforts. It has asked the HBA of F-M to commit to two days, March 9 and 10. Now, the HBA needs to mobilize its membership, YOU, to provide volunteers to fill sand bags. We would need at least 250-300 volunteers to fill each day. Volunteers are generally working five hour shifts. Please contact us if you are willing and able to help on one or both of these days. Any and all help is much appreciated. Call the HBA office at (701) 232-5846 or info@hbafm.com with times you are available to help!

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OSHA penalties increase

employers who endanger workers by demonstrating indifference to their safety responsibilities under the law. This From Department of Labor & industry WASHINGTON - Every day, about 14 Americans fail to supplemental enforcement tool includes increased OSHA inspections on these work sites, including mandatory come home from work to their families. Tens of thousands OSHA follow-up inspections, and inspections of other die from workplace disease and more than 4.6 million work sites of the same employer where similar hazards and workers are seriously injured on the job annually. The U.S. deficiencies may be present. SVEP became effective in July Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health 2010. Administration, in an ef“SVEP will help OSHA fort to address urgent safety concentrate its efforts and health problems facing on those employers who Americans in the workplace, repeatedly fail to meet their is implementing a new obligations under the OcSevere Violator Enforcement *FREE for HBA of F-M members!* cupational Safety and Health Program and increasing civil (8 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 7, 8 a.m. - noon April 8) Act. It will include a more penalty amounts. This class is designed for construction workers, intense examination of an “For many employers, inforemen, job supervisors, safety coordinators and employer’s practices for sysvesting in job safety happens anyone else involved in the construction industry. temic problems that would only when they have adTOPICS COVERED: trigger additional mandatory equate incentives to comply • Introduction to OSHA inspections,” said Michaels. with OSHA’s requirements,” • General Safety & Health Provisions Monetary penalties for says Assistant Secretary of • Electrical violations of the OSH Act Labor for OSHA Dr. David • Fall Protection have been increased only Michaels. “Higher penal• Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment once in 40 years despite ties and more aggressive, • Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal inflation. The current maxi• Hand & Power Tools targeted enforcement will mum penalty for a serious Scaffolds • provide a greater deterrent violation, one capable of Cranes, • Derricks & Hoists and further encourage these causing death or serious Elevators • & Conveyors employers to furnish safe and • Excavations physical harm, is only healthy workplaces for their • Stairways & Ladders $7,000 and the maximum employees.” penalty for a willful violaTo register: Contact Sandy, North Dakota Association Last year, OSHA astion is $70,000. The Protectof Builders, at sandy@ndbuild.com or (701) 222-2401. sembled a work group to ing America’s Workers Act evaluate its penalty policies will raise these penalties, for and found currently assessed the first time since 1990, to penalties are too low to have an adequate deterrent effect. $12,000 and $250,000, respectively. The average penalty Based on the group’s findings and recommendations, sevfor a serious violation will increase from about $1,000 to an eral administrative changes to the penalty calculation sysaverage $3,000 to $4,000. Future penalty increases would tem are being made and will become effective in the next also be tied to inflation. several months. The overall dollar amount of all penalties Said Dr. Michaels, “OSHA enforcement and penalties will increase while maintaining OSHA’S policy of reducing are not just a reaction to workplace tragedies. They serve penalties for small employers and those acting in good faith an important preventive function. OSHA inspections and by having an effective workplace safety program. penalties must be large enough to discourage employers The new Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) from cutting corners or underfunding safety programs to is intended to focus OSHA enforcement resources on save a few dollars.”

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Public Issues Report of Area Affairs

City of Fargo keeping busy this winter: Sign code, design district, tree ordinance by Rocky Schneider, Public Affairs Coordinator

As is the case during winter when building activity is slow, local jurisdictions turn their sights inward on how they can modify and hopefully improve their processes and regulations. The city of Fargo is no different and has been busy this winter finalizing a new sign code, trying to create a new commercial design district and developing a citywide ordinance to preserve trees.

Sign Code

Fargo officials held meetings for 18 months, in which hours of testimony was heard and discussion was had about the wide range of issues dealing with signage. After the completion of this process, the city adopted the sign code. While many sections of the sign code needed updating and modernization, as it relates to the building and real estate industry, the HBA of F-M worked hard to keep changes to a minimum. Due to legal challenges, the city was forced to repeal the sign code it had just passed after 18 months of discussion. Subsequently, the city has re-adopted its old sign code. The city now plans to go through the new sign code section by section and, where there is no debate, adopt it in parts.

Commercial Design District

With the growth that has been experienced over the last decade, the city has seen many developers come in with new ideas and visions of how their projects should be built. Some are experienced and come in with detailed plans that include provisions for landscaping, design and other building conditions that have to be met by those builders and owners within the development. Others look to the city to provide recommendations on aesthetic choices that would set their developments apart from others. With this in mind, the city planning office is developing a new zoning category that would provide developers with a design option. This zoning category is envisioned to be used along major corridors in the city but is also able to be used anywhere a developer chooses. The current draft design district has many requirements, including: architectural features, building materials to use and not use, and what colors can or cannot be used on buildings.

HBA participates in ND, MN legislative activities by Rocky Schneider, Public Affairs Coordinator

As usual, the HBA of F-M has an active role in both the Minnesota and North Dakota Legislatures. With both the North Dakota Association of Builders and Builders Association of Minnesota having weekly government affairs meetings and the legislature’s break-neck pace, it has been quite the task keeping track of all the legislation affecting the home building industry. Fortunately, BAM and NDAB have talented staffs and lobbyists keeping track of day-today actions at the Capitol and keeping abreast of what’s on the minds of legislators. In North Dakota, HBA staff has made several trips to Bismarck to help lobby legislators, meet with other organizations to build coalitions and to testify on legislation. NDAB has put forth two pieces of legislation this session. The first bill, HB 1469, deals with when an architect is required on a private job. It fixes a law that was passed in 2009 mandating confusing and overburdensome requirements on the building industry. UPDATE: Shortly before press time, the House passed HB 1469 by a vote of 91-3! The other bill, SB 2187, deals with appraisals. As most are aware, the appraisal process has been the cause of much strife since the housing bubble burst nationwide. While many of the problems experienced locally were the cause of happenings elsewhere, there were some issues locally that NDAB feels the Appraisal Board has failed to address. SB 2187 would add two positions to the state Appraisal Board, one builder and one Realtor. This bill is still in discussion and the exact makeup of the board is still unknown. It is likely that there will be some change and the important issues will be heard.

City Day on the Hill

The City Commission recently instructed staff to look into developing an ordinance to help preserve existing trees in the city and in future development areas. The HBA is taking part in a group that will meet to review ordinance proposals, make comments and suggestions and to discuss the feasibility of preservation in certain areas. Except around the riverbeds and shelter belts, Fargo is naturally lacking of trees. The biggest obstacle facing the city’s efforts to preserve trees is the level of the land as

The HBA of F-M, in conjunction with the Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of Realtors, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Greater F-M Economic Development Corporation and the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, hosted the first ever City Day on the Hill event. The joint trip to the Capitol was meant to show a consolidated effort by a community to address concerns it is facing. City Day on the Hill had great support from members of all five groups and gave an opportunity for many people to travel to Bismarck and see the legislative process up close. Local legislators enjoyed seeing and hearing from their constituents and updating them on the issues that were before them. Those in attendance were Brent Atkins, Minnkota Windows; Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc.; Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.; Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.; Chuck Helmstetter, Property Resources Group; Bryce Johnson, HBA of F-M executive vice president; Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes; Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery and

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News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

President’s message

We’re very pleased with the progress made during the first half of the Legislative session. NDAB introduced to revise HB 1469 regarding architect requirements on buildings which received a ‘Do Pass’ 13-1 recommendation from the House Industry, Business and Labor (IBL) Committee, and then passed the House 91-3. Our bill proposes that architects are required on these private buildings: Joel Fiest NDAB President • All new buildings exceeding two stories in height (except private residences, farm buildings, and up to threestory apartment buildings) • New buildings with an occupancy classification having the most need for checks and balances: Assembly group A-1, Educational group E, High-Hazard group H, or Institutional group I • Building remodeling or addition projects if in or changing to one of the groups listed above. Currently, architect services are required on many types of private buildings “designed for occupancy by ten or more individuals,” as referenced in the International Building Code occupancy load information. Here are some examples and the maximum size of buildings, at which time the services of an architect are required:

Maximum size; architect then required Garage................................................................................................................. 1849 sq. ft. Commercial or industrial building..........................................................(depends upon use) Office building........................................................................................................ 949 sq. ft. Pre-engineered metal building...............................................................(depends upon use) Warehouse.......................................................................................................... 4549 sq. ft. Rental apartment units........................................................................................ 1849 sq. ft.

This bill will now move to the Senate for a hearing before the Senate IBL Committee then on to the full Senate. Special thanks to these legislators for their sponsorship of this legislation: • Representatives Jim Kasper, Fargo; Al Carlson, Fargo; Dan Ruby, Minot; and Gary Sukut, Williston. • Senators George Nodland, Dickinson; and Mac Schneider, Grand Forks. We ask for your help in contacting legislators along the way. If you want to receive a weekly “Legislative Watch” e-news, please e-mail Doreen at doreen@ ndbuild.com.

NDAB Member Rebate Program

North Dakota Association of Builder’s Member Rebate Program increases builders’ and remodelers’ bottom line. For the minimal effort of informing NDAB about the home construction products used when closing on a home or project, you’ll be putting money back in your pocket. Both builders and remodelers, no matter how large or small, qualify for the program and are encouraged to participate. Please note: This program is only available to current NDAB Members (HBA of F-M members are NDAB members). 1. Register online (one time) at www.hbarebates.com/ndab. 2. Each quarter, submit the current rebate claim form including completed homes, remodeling projects and/or multi-family units. Questions? Visit www.hbarebates.com/ndab for more information, or contact the program administrators at (866) 849-8400 or info@hbarebates.com. Register today and start putting money back in your pocket! “We have been very happy with the program so far. The process is very easy to submit claims. If we have questions, NDAB responds very promptly. The rebate we received back was definitely worth the amount of time we spent applying. A lot of people should be able to take advantage of this program since there are numerous companies and products that offer rebates through NDAB.” - Suzie Rohde, assistant controller/project manager at Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc.

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Appraiser bill passes unanimously

Senate Bill 2187, a bill to reform the appraiser chapter of the N.D. Century Code, is supported by the National Association of Doreen Riedman Home Builders NDAB Executive along with the Officer North Dakota Association of Realtors and the two bankers’ groups. If passed, the bill would: • Add members to the N.D. Real Estate Qualifications and Ethics Board, from five members to seven. • Apply term limits of two five-year terms, must be off board for at least two years before being reappointed. • Establish standards for approval of permit applications. • Require more transparency of board activities, provide meeting notices. • Require permitting of applicants licensed in good standing in another state having equivalent licensing requirements within 30 days. The bill was amended by the Senate and may need some “tweaking” on the House side, but the bill is very favorable and will work to improve the appraiser equation in the housing market. Builders, realtors, lenders and appraisers are all partners in the housing industry, and we all need to work together to build, sell, appraise and finance homes. Sponsors of the bill are: • Senators Curt Olafson, Edinburgh; Tom Fischer, Fargo; and Joan Heckaman, New Rockford • Representatives Rae Ann Kelsch, Mandan; Randy Boehning, Fargo; and Alon Wieland, West Fargo.

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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 • March 11-13 - BMHBA will host its 34th Annual Home Show at the Bismarck Civic Center. Hours are: Friday 3-9:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday Noon-5 p.m. • Then next Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting course is March 29 at the Comfort Inn. Please contact the HBA Office for more details. • The Spring Parade of Homes will be April 8-10 and 15-17. More information and photos coming soon on the website. • In conjunction with NAHB, we are hosting FREE training on scaffolding and fall prevention April 20 - mark your calendars!

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

• Dickinson Area Builders held its Safety Training sessions at Butler Machinery Co. Feb. 14. We had very good attendance at both the morning and afternoon sessions. A big thank you to Butler Machinery Co. for providing space in their conference room for the training sessions. • We are very busy on our Home Show coming up April 9-10. We still have a very limited amount of booth space left. • Membership Night is scheduled for March 9 at the Eagles Club. We will have a special speaker that night. • Mel Zent will be scheduling a Contractor’s Meeting soon. Date TBD.

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

• Structural Materials is hosting the March 15 Business after Hours. This will be their third year as hosts for March and they do a great job. • Our Home Design & Garden Show is March 25-27. Booth sales are going well. • We are proud to announce that Ralph Applegren has achieved NAHB Senior Life Director status.

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

Adopt a student for the Construction Trades Academy

For $75, you can support a high school student as he or she explores the world of construction. The Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades allows students to interact with members of the construction industry and experience a variety of construction activities. Students that attend this twoweek session in June are often solidifying their interest in our industry and making plans to pursue additional educational opportunities. In addition to adopting a student, HBC, HBA and Minnesota State Community and Technical College need the help and support of contractors and trades people from all areas. The Academy could not happen without the help of the industry and their willingness to share their profession with students. Volunteer your time this summer to teach your trade to a group of interested students. For more details on the academy, visit www.hbcfm.com, contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846 or info@hbafm.com.

• The 36th Annual MAB Home & Garden Show is March 5 - 6 at the N.D. State Fair Center. Booths are sold out! • A Storm Water Management class is scheduled for March 15 at the Vegas Motel. • Spring safety training is set for March 30 at the Holiday Inn. We will be training in scaffolding and fall protection.

Williston Area Builders Association • (701) 572-4722 Tina Hanson, Executive Officer • www.willistonbuilders.com • March 17 GMM - 6:30 p.m. at the El Rancho. • March 29 Safety Training – CPR/First Aid and Fall Protection • April 21 GMM – 6:30 p.m. at the El Rancho • April 15-16 Home Show – Raymond Family Community Center. Contact Tina at tina@willistonbuilders.com to exhibit.

National Mortgage News Here are the top five states with the largest new home closings and the percentage of increase in volume compared from 2009 to 2010, according to Housing Intelligence: 1. Hawaii: 26 percent 2. North Dakota: 21 percent; 3. Wyoming: 11 percent; 4. Washington, D.C.: 10 percent 5. Delaware: 2 percent

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The key -- for at least the top four states on the list -- is they boast low unemployment rates compared to the national average. Housing Intelligence, an independent research company, says in its weekly Key Indicator Alert that "it's certainly no surprise that states with healthier labor markets have healthier housing markets, but it underscores the vital need for better job growth elsewhere across the nation."

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News from the Builders Association of Minnesota

2011 Minnesota Builders Convention was a success

The 2011 Minnesota Builders Convention was a blast. Thank you to all who attended, sponsored and helped make the convention a major success. From the leadership training to the final farewell breakfast morning, members were kept busy with networking, education, political talk and fun. Check out the pictures on the Builders Association of Minnesota’s Facebook page. On the first night of the convention, members attended the National Association of Home Builders Leadership Training and the BAM Government Relations Committee meeting. The new Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Ken Peterson and Assistant Commissioner Jessica Loomens talked with the committee. Later that evening, Casino Night was a hit and the hospitality suites, hosted by our sponsors, were the place to be. The BAM board meeting was the next morning, followed by keynote speaker Kit Welchlin. The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction which, along with the Heads or Tails game during the dance and the Wine Wall Raffle, raised $4,800 for BAM-Political Action Committee. The evening’s Awards and Installation Banquet saw nine members honored and 2010 President Mike Gohman step down as 2011 President Todd Bjerstedt, of McDonald Remodeling, was installed.

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Congratulations to the 2010 award winners: Associate of the Year – Mark Traut, Mark J. Traut Wells Builder of the Year – Quentin Johnson, Quentin Johnson Construction Builders Employing Associate Members (BEAM) Award – Warren Anderson, Anderson Construction Distinguished Business of the Year – Greater Insurance Service Excellence in Service Award – Colleen Faacks, executive officer, Mid-Minnesota Builders Association Local Association of the Year – Central Minnesota Builders Association President’s Award – Kathe Ostrom, C.N. Ostrom & Son Remodeler of the Year – Ron Nesvold, Ron Nesvold Construction Rising Star Award – Mike Allen, Mike Allen Homes

Bjerstedt gave a powerful speech after bring sworn in along with the 2011 Executive Committee, and the convention ended on a high note with a great show put on by band Killer Hayseeds. Members danced past 1 a.m.. Congratulations to all our 2010 BAM Award winners and to our new association president. Pictures of all the fun and action are on the BAM Facebook page. Check it out and look for information about next year’s Minnesota Builders Convention.

HBA of F-M members who attended the Convention include Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.; Bryce Johnson, HBA executive vice president; Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes; Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc; Krista Mund HBA communications manager; and Rocky Schneider, HBA public affairs coordinator.

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News from the National Association of Home Builders

NAHB survey shows AD&C credit problems not abating

Credit availability for AD&C loans remains a serious problem for most home builders and shows little sign of easing, according to National Association of Home Builder’s 2010 nationwide fourth quarter survey of more than 300 respondents. The survey is an important tool for both gauging industry conditions and qualifying NAHB’s position in negotiations with regulators and lawmakers on the need to resolve the credit crunch situation.

NAHB survey results

Unfortunately, the number of survey respondents reporting that they have access to credit has hit alarmingly low levels, with conditions steadily worsening from the final quarter of 2007 through the middle of last year. Many respondents said that they are also experiencing adverse treatment regarding an outstanding AD&C loan. Even worse, 92 percent of builders who reported tightening on singlefamily construction loans said their particular loan was performing prior to the lender’s decision to tighten, while 94 percent of the multifamily construction loans called into question were also in good standing. Another sobering finding was that, as a result of the poor financing climate, 58 percent of builders are putting single-family construction projects on hold. At the same time, half of multifamily developers surveyed said they are waiting to build until credit conditions improve, at a time when rising occupancy rates indicate increasing tightening in the available stock of rental apartments in many parts of the country. For more indepth coverage of our survey, please see the Feb. 7 edition of Nation's Building News. On a related note, the Federal Reserve’s January 2011 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices reported continued tight lending conditions by banks to businesses and households, with little change from the last survey. As a whole, the Fed survey is consistent with NAHB survey data of builders’ responses with respect to tight lending practices, particularly with respect to AD&C loans, although not to the degree to which builders continue to report an overly tight lending environment.

AD&C loan. These first-hand accounts are essential to help NAHB make a strong case to regulators, policymakers and the media about the severe financing problems builders are experiencing and the need to quickly end the freeze in home building credit that is impeding the housing recovery. Please visit www.nahb.org/adccasestudy to provide details about your specific situation. And rest assured, NAHB will not share any of the case data it receives without obtaining prior permission from every builder who participates. For more information contact Kim Moore, NAHB, at kmoore@ nahb.org or (800) 368-5242, ext. 8529.

Power Limited Technician Continuing Education

March 11 2011 PLT Code Changes and Review This 8 hour session covers the 2011 National Electrical Code changes that affect installations done on technology circuits by power limited technicians. In addition, common violations of the limited energy NEC articles will be addressed.

To register: contact Alison at (701) 232-5846, e-mail alison@hbafm. com or fill out the registration form included as an insert in this issue.

NAHB still needs to hear from you

Looking forward, NAHB’s top priority continues to be finding ways to loosen the stranglehold on AD&C financing. To help members locate available financing sources, NAHB is employing the Finance Forum, an exclusive networking service on www.nahb.org. NAHB is also encouraging our small builder members to weigh in directly with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. about specific problems they are having in obtaining credit by calling the agency’s new small business hotline at (866) 924-6242 or visiting the FDIC website at www.fdic.gov/smallbusiness and clicking on the Business Assistance Form at the bottom of the page. Meanwhile, NAHB continues to seek out practical stories from home builders and developers who have been unable to obtain AD&C financing for viable projects or have experienced difficulties regarding an outstanding

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Storm water seminar in Jamestown This spring, the North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference will host a workshop dealing with storm water and erosion control at construction sites. If you are involved with selecting best management practices, developing and implementing storm water pollution prevention plans, managing the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls, or conducting site inspections, you are welcome to attend. Topics include the North Dakota Department of Health's permit requirements and other regulations; site inspections; storm water pollution prevention plans (or SWPPP); local city inspector observations; and various best management practices. For more details, see the information below. A copy of the agenda will be available at: www.ndhealth.gov/wq/storm/construction/ constructionhome.htm

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Members sought to help collect data on storm water from construction sites

National Association of Home Builders’ members with active construction sites are being sought to assist in data collection efforts on the turbidity, or cloudiness, of storm water discharges from construction sites. The field data will help NAHB assess whether a numeric turbidity limit expected to be proposed shortly by the Environmental Protection Agency and finalized in June can be consistently achieved by builders and developers using passive control systems. Under effluent limitation guidelines previously proposed by the EPA, storm water running off construction sites disturbing 10 or more acres would have been limited to 280 Nephelometric Turbidity Units. As a result of an ongoing lawsuit by NAHB and a petition from the Small Business Administration, the EPA was forced to revise the limit. Any turbidity limit will require developers to significantly change how they plan, design and operate their construction sites and manage storm water discharges. NAHB will provide storm water collection kits to volunteers including instructions and the sampling protocol. Members who already have monitoring data for the turbidity of the water coming off their site can also participate by filling out data sheets provided by NAHB. For more information and to participate, contact Ty Asfaw, NAHB, at easfaw@nahb.org or (800) 368-5242 ext. 8124.

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Storm water refresher for builders from N.D. Dept. of Health

As a builder who builds new homes, there are certain responsibilities that you must fulfill in order to reduce the amount of soil erosion and subsequent Stella Stormwater sedimentation from your lot. Although EPA Storm Water a disturbed area that is less than one Enthusiast acre would not be regulated by the North Dakota Department of Health by itself; it is part of a larger common plan of development that is regulated. The purpose of this article is to provide some general guidelines that may be used on sites that involve construction activity that disturb less than 1 acre of soil. You have probably already noticed some sediment and erosion control devices being used throughout other areas of the development where construction activity is taking place. Because each site is different, some lots may require additional controls or alternative controls. Check with the developer and local officials to make sure all storm water requirements are addressed. Sediment and erosion control devices are only specified to handle a two-year, 24-hour rain event. A two-year, 24hour event in North Dakota ranges from 1.9 inches of rain in the west to 2.3 inches of rain in the east over a 24-hour period. This is a little less than nine hundredths of an inch of rain per hour.

Perimeter controls

Perimeter controls are utilized to capture sediment before it leaves the construction site. These types of controls include vegetative buffers, silt fences and sediment logs. Vegetative buffers consist of a minimum 25-foot-wide strip of 4-to-12 inch high dense grass. The 25 foot is adequate for 125 feet of disturbed area upslope from the strip. For every 5 feet of additional disturbed area, 1 foot should be added to the buffer strip. The buffer can be used on slopes up to 5 percent and must be located on the contour of the slope. Silt fence and sediment logs are two types of controls that are used to capture sediment from disturbed areas that are located upslope. These types of controls capture sediment by restricting the flow of the runoff and causing water to pond behind them. The ponded water allows more time for the sediment in the runoff to settle out. A rule of thumb that may be used in deciding a minimum amount of silt fence to be used is: 1 linear foot of silt fence for every 100 square feet of upslope disturbed area.

Sediment traps and cut-back curbs

Sediment traps are small storm water detention areas that allow sediment to settle out of runoff. Traps are usually located next to inlet structures including manholes and inlets located in yards. The size of the sediment trap around an inlet should be 2 feet deep and excavated 10 feet away from the inlet around the entire inlet. Another type of trap that can be used is called a cut-back curb. Cut-back curbs are small traps that are used to pond water behind the curb and gutter system. The cut should be made 3 to 4 feet wide

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and 3 to 4 inches deep. The excavation of the cut may be offset a maximum distance of 5 feet from the curb. When a driveway access is encountered and no driveway has been constructed, securely install a plank of wood (2”x4”, 4”x4”) in order to continue the curb.

Inlet Protection

The purpose of inlet protection devices is to reduce the amount of runoff flow into the storm sewer inlet. The device causes runoff to pond and allows more time for sediment particles to settle out. Inlet protection devices are the last line of control for capturing sediment and must be used along with an appropriate perimeter control and/or sediment trap. Caution should be used when choosing and installing an inlet protection device so as not to cause property damage due to flooding. The device should be installed so storm water can bypass the device if too much runoff is received.

Stabilized site access

A stabilized construction site access is used to reduce the amount of sediment tracked from a site onto the street by vehicles or equipment. Vehicles and equipment must never be allowed to enter or exit the site from any other place, especially when there are wet soil conditions.

Roof drains

All roof drains should be provided with sufficient splash pads and/or downspout extensions to prevent erosion from roof runoff. Local regulations may not allow you to discharge roof runoff directly to storm sewers. Do not connect any roof drain directly to any storm sewer without contacting local officials first.

Temporary cover

Temporary cover is used to reduce erosion and should be applied immediately to: • Areas where construction activity has ceased and is not planned to resume within 21 days. • Areas with a continuous slope within 200 feet of any surface water. • Temporary stockpiles such as topsoil and clay. Clean aggregate, demolished concrete and sand stockpiles are exempt. The cover may be obtained by planting fast-growing plants like rye, oats or winter wheat, or it may be obtained by spreading straw, wood chips, wood fiber blankets, or erosion netting over the area.

Permanent cover

Permanent cover is any type of cover that will not likely be disturbed again by construction activities. The permanent cover may either be gravel, asphalt, or concrete areas, or be the application of seed, sod or mulch to an area. Permanent cover should be applied to all completed areas that will not be disturbed or have additional construction activities performed in the area. While construction activity is occurring, parking areas, staging areas and areas immediately surrounding the building site should not be permanently seeded. An area that has been permanently seeded should be blocked off if nearby construction activity is occurring to allow the cover to grow.

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Hear what your committee chairs have to say “The most valuable aspect of serving on an HBA committee is partnering with a group of like minded leaders who understand the values the home building industry brings to sustaining the economic viability of local communities. People who have never considered joining a committee need to realize the world can make a mark on them or they can become involved in the historical process of making a mark on the world. “ - Cyle Cavett, Gary Cavett & Co. CPAs, Membership Committee chair “As someone new to the building trade industry, it was my desire to meet, learn and associate with the leaders and to participate and contribute where possible. The most valuable aspects are numerous and the ability to participate as member of a team is awesome.” - Gary Grandbois, Granite Unlimited, Remodelers Council chair “I think it is critical that 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

Expanding your networking ability in 2011: Join a committee

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, Remodelers Council and a workforce development task force. If any of these committee are appealing to you, please contact Jennifer at (701) 232-5846 or jennifer@hbafm.com!

2011 Committee Chairs Education Committee John Rogalla, Stenerson Lumber

Events Committee Shannon Stumpf, Cass County Electric Cooperative

Membership Committee Cyle Cavett, Gary Cavett & Co., CPAs

Political Action Committee (PAC) Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes

Parade of Homes Committee Elizabeth Blatchford, Floor Coverings International

Public Issues Committee John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Painting Services

Remodelers Council Gary Grandbois, Granites Unlimited

“I have been a member of the HBA for years, but was never really involved. Taking advice form a friend, I decided a great way to get involved was to join a committee. By serving on the Public Issues Committee, I am able to stay informed with the most important issues that concern our industry and have also found that it is the best way to learn about the HBA, meet fellow members and support the industry that we all work in.” - John Koerselman, Red River Drywall and Painting Services, Inc., Public Issues Committee chair

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Meet your Parade of Homes Committee chair: Elizabeth Blatchford

Things you didn’t know about Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Blatchford, Floor Coverings International, is the 2011 Parade of Homes Committee chair and has been a member on the committee for three years. Blatchford originally became involved with the HBA of F-M when she began an internship at Floor Coverings International and needed to acquire Elizabeth some community development experiBlatchford ence. Once she was hired she became Floor Coverings more active in the committee and has International fallen in love with it. “The Parade of Homes Committee allows Builders on the Parade to voice what the evolving needs and trends are for the building community. The Parade itself is so important to Builder members as it allows them to begin relationships and grow existing ones with potential home buyers and customers,” she explains. Right now the committee is hard at work on the Spring Parade as it is soon approaching, April 30 - May 8. Outside of the HBA and Floor Coverings International, Blatchford is also involved in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network and its Professional Development Committee.

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HBA of F-M General Membership Meetings Thank You! February Meeting Sponsor

Thank You Table Top Sponsors Accent Kitchen & Bath Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND Cass County Abstract Company Gate City Bank Matrix Properties Corporation

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

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

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First place: Ops-alicious Chili by Josh Rothstein, Khris Walz and Aaron Hummel, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. The team won an HBA cooler, a large warming plate, a grilling oven mitt and a grilling tool set.

The 2nd annual February ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off was a definite success with seven chilis up for taste-testing. Contestant teams included Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (two teams), Fabricators Unlimited, HBA of F-M Staff, RE/MAX Realty 1, AM Realtors and Rose Creek Design. The cook-off was held at Fabricators Unlimited’s showroom in downtown Fargo. Attendees were able to wander around the showroom while keeping warm with some sweet and spicy chili tasting. Thank you to all who attended, Fabricators Unlimited for hosting and Cambria for donating appitizers. Chili names included: • Ancho Chili • Raging Rose • Fred’s Chicken Chili • Texas Redneck Chili • Hot as “Jal” Chili • Tom’s Chili • Ops-alicious

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Thank you sponsor! Left: Kris Thompson and Kara Skarphol show off their talent! Below: Angie Pogue, Kara Skarphol, Kris Thompson, all from Fabricators Unlimited, with Jason Eid and his son, Thomas, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.

‘Chilly’ Cook-Off highlights

HBA Events Coordinator Sarah Sutter and Membership Coordinator Jennifer McKinney staff the bar filled with hors d’oeurves donated by Cambria. Above: Diana Gould, Stone Holding Company dishes up her first chili sample for the evening.

Above: John and Judy Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. taste chili while visiting with HBA Communications Manager Krista Mund. Left: Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, and HBA Public Affairs Coordinator Rocky Schneider waiting on the results.

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Williston Home Builders Home Show April 15-16

The Williston Home Builders Association is proud to announce its first Home Show will be April 15-16. The show is filling up! Contact Tina Hanson, Williston Area Builders Association executive vice president, at (701) 4824722 or visit www.willistonbuilders.com for more information.

HBA of F-M submits application for NAHB Membership Cup

The National Association of Home Builders awards the Membership Cup each year to the one local association for its most outstanding membership efforts. There are seven group levels within NAHB based on association size that are eligible to contend for the Membership Cup. The HBA of F-M falls into Group Two and has proved to be the best association of its size with the highest combined percentage increase in membership growth and retention for 2010. Your Association will be applying for this award and must submit its Membership Plan along with other requirements. The winning association will be chosen from the seven qualifying association after a review of its annual membership plan according to the following criteria: • Submitting a written Membership Plan • Achieving the purpose and goal of the annual plan • Integration of the plan into association-wide activities • Member-wide involvement • Short-term and year-long membership development initiatives • Balanced approach to recruitment and retention efforts • Promotion of HBA core benefits/services and of the 3-in-1 membership

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it relates to flooding. Any building done on land south of town requires bringing in several feet of dirt. Trying to preserve vegetation and meet the federal and city requirements for base flood elevations is difficult. The group is looking at this problem and how to best manage it. The ordinance will take time to develop as it is a long-term issue and should not be rushed to solve an immediate problem. If you are interested in hearing more about the HBA’s involvement in any of the above topics, please contact Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com.

Rocky Schneider, HBA of F-M public affairs coordinator. The HBA hopes to continue this event for many years and grow upon the lessons learned this time.

Mark your calendar April 30 - May 8 Look for details next month!

NDAB Board and Legislative Reception

HBA of F-M members got another opportunity to be a part of the legislative process during NDAB’s board meeting and legislative reception in Bismarck. The legislative reception, held in cooperation with the Realtors Association, is a popular event that many legislators from around the state attend. The event was a great chance for members to meet and talk with their legislators about issues affecting the building industry. Those in attendance were Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes; Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.; John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; Bryce Johnson, HBA executive vice president; John Koerselman, Red River Drywall and Painting Services, Inc.; Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust; Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes; Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc.; and Rocky Schneider, HBA public affairs coordinator. Every contact between a member and a legislator helps gain positive ground on NDAB’s legislation. If you have yet to contact a legislator on behalf of your industry, it’s not too late! Please contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846 or watch for e-mails on when and how to write your legislators. This contact works. One example was the great attendance from the industry during the public hearing regarding HB 1469 mentioned earlier. In attendance at the hearing were Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction LLC; Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes; John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; Nancy Kelly, Heartland Labor and HBA Public Affairs Coordinator Rocky Schneider. Support coming straight from those in the industry is noticed by the members of the legislature and goes a long way.

Minnesota Legislative Activity

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The Minnesota Legislature has been active and the Builders Association of Minnesota has been busy introducing legislation, keeping tabs on bills and testifying before committees. BAM’s Builder Day on the Hill was held Feb. 22. HBA of F-M members who did attend include John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; Bryce Johnson, HBA executive vice president; Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.; John Koerselman, Red River Drywall and Painting Services, Inc.; Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust and Rocky Schneider, HBA public affairs coordinator. Details on the event will be in the April issue. One of the biggest items before the Legislature addresses fire sprinklers. BAM is looking at passing similar legislation to what North Dakota passed in 2009, to prevent fire sprinklers in single family homes. With hard work and support from its members, BAM is expecting success and a great session. As with North Dakota, legislators like to hear from constituents. Please be on the lookout for opportunities to contact representatives in St. Paul. If you would like more information on any of the above, please contact Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm. com.

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HBA of F-M Builder and Associate Member Feature

Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage Where garage enhancements and storage solutions collide by Alison Streyle, Communications and Office Coordinator

Originally founded in 1996, PremierGarage of Fargo-Moorhead was a locally-owned franchise that began when a need for garage enhancements sprung up in the F-M area. Dave Galt, the company’s general manager, describes these types of enhancements to include chip flooring, cabinetry and storage solutions. In January of 2011, PremierGarage decided to take the business to the next level and merged with one of the leading closet companies, Closet Tailors. Now, the company can offer storage solutions for the inside of the home as well as in the garage. A new website was just launched for the company and can be seen at www.tailoredliving.com. “We now offer a wide variety of solutions for closets, home office, pantries, laundry rooms, Murphy beds, as well as the floor coating and cabinetry we’ve always offered,” Galt explains. Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage strives to create the cleanest and most organized garage, but also wants to create storage throughout your home to make it comfortable and liveable in every situation. Galt explains the knowledge and support the company has through franchising as something that sets the company apart from its competitors. “Our franchisor owns both factories that make and manufacture all of our wood products which controls manufacturing costs and consistency in material,” he says. “We also have the most updated software that allows us to present our customers with the most up-to-date 3D CAD drawings and a full visual of what the finished project will look like. We believe that having this type of image for a customer is more efficient than presenting them with a hand-drawn sketch with some scribbled figures on the side.” Galt says that being able to see the expression on a customer’s face is priceless and loves meeting with customers after a completed project to hear their comments on the entire process to help them improve next time. “I enjoy receiving thank you notes or cards from a customer after doing business with them or running into someone months later who comes up to me and is still excited and loving the project we did for them. It is worth every minute of the work put into it and you know it was appreciated,” he explains. Although there are many great things to enjoy about Galt’s job, he does admit to facing the challenge of explaining to a customer who has had a previous product failure from another company what Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage does to ensure that its products won’t fail. This varies from location to location and mainly pertains to floor coatings, explains Galt, but it is something the company has to overcome in order to build trust with customers. “If you are starting out in the industry, make sure you have good support and the proper training. Also, don’t start selling or installing products without proper knowledge as it will come back to haunt you,” he says. Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage • 5321 35th St. S., Fargo.

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Industry Spotlight Thermo-Tech Windows Dave Olson

1120 38th Ave NE, Sauk Rapids, MN

What is your company’s focus/ specialty?

“Thermo-Tech Windows is based out of Sauk Rapids and specializes in middle to high-end vinyl windows and patios for new construction as well as replacements. The company has also expanded and now covers 11 states and just moved into Canada.”

What is the latest trend in your industry?

“Right now we are seeing a lot of advances in energy efficiency. A huge trend is triple-paned energy-effiecient windows. These windows have R5 ratings that help save homeowners a good chunk of change.”

What is the biggest challenge you’re facing and how are you dealing with it?

“Staying up-to-date on the changes from the Department of Energy and Energy Star keeps all window manufacturers scrambling to make sure they have the top-notch products and knowledge of what is available. We definitely work to keep ourselves on top of all the changes. We attend seminars and/or conferences that are available. “With the economy as it is right now, we have been doing more replacements than in the past. It is nice to be able to have other options for different economic situations. The company had a great year in 2009, an even better one in 2010 and is hoping that the trend continues into 2011. “We have also just launched a new website. Check it out at www.ttwindows.com.”

The HBA thanks members who are involved with this industry:

Windows, manufacturer / Doors & Millwork, contractor, supplier / Garage Doors, contractor / Garage enhancements ABC Seamless; Advance Garage Door, Inc.; Central Door & Hardware Inc.; Crane Johnson Lumber Company; D & M Industries, Inc.; EZ Open Garage Door; Fargo Glass & Paint Company; F-M Garage Door; Integrity Windows & Doors; JELD-WEN Millwork Distribution; Lavelle Company; Marvin Windows & Doors; Midland Garage Door, Mfg. Co.; Minnkota Windows, Inc.; Nelson Window Company; Norandex; Overhead Door Company of Fargo; Pella Windows & Doors; Precision Concrete Cutters; Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage; Rusco Window Company; Solution Design Inc.; Stained Glass Overlay of the Red River Valley; Stenerson Lumber; Tecton Products, LLC; Terry Becker Construction, LLC; Thermo-Tech Windows; Twin City Garage Door, Inc.; Vinylite Windows; Weatherization Plus LLC; Western Products, Inc.; Windows Plus, Inc.

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News from the HBA of F-M Remodelers Council

2011 Remodelers Council

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

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

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Remodelers asked to comment on certification, record keeping costs of lead rule

Remodelers and contractors who are trained and certified under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule now have the opportunity to provide the agency with comments on the cost of certification and recordkeeping under the new regulation. The EPA announced it was seeking comments in a routine Information Collection Request published in the Federal Register on Jan. 26. The various estimated cost burdens of the RRP rule are included in a supporting statement from the EPA. In its economic analysis of the rule, the EPA estimated that remodelers would spend 3-1/2 hours familiarizing themselves with the rule and completing the initial firm certification form. It should take another three minutes per project to complete, present and explain the post-renovation checklist to the property owners or tenants, according to EPA projections. Lastly, the EPA said that it expected remodelers to spend a little less than five hours on recordkeeping. Comments from remodelers are due by March 28. For more information, contact Matt Watkins, NAHB, at mwatkins@nahb.org or (800) 368-5242 ext. 8327.

National Green Building Conference and Expo Making the value connection, May 1 - 3

The National Association of Home Builders annual National Green Building Conference and Expo is coming up May 1-3 in Salt Lake City. This year’s slogan is “Make the Value Connection!” Everyone knows that green is smart, progressive, even virtuous and necessary. But, where’s the value in green building? What’s important to different segments (architects, trades, lendors, realtors, home owners, remodelers and builders) involved in the process? How do you communicate the value that will motivate individuals to make the appropriate choices? Leave this year’s conference being able to make a clear connection and to communicate the value to various audiences. This year’s conference includes MORE--Rise and Shine and Power Hour sessions in the exhibit hall, and GreenTensives! Don’t miss the Home Tour where you’ll see green building principles put into practice. Also get the chance to se and recognize individuals and projects that have made a difference in the past year at the National Green Building Awards. Plus, the Advanced Green Building: Building Science and Project Management courses are available prior to the conference, April 27-30, to get on track towards achieving the new Master Certified Green Professional designation.

Who Should Attend • Single family builders • Multifamily builders • Remodelers • Developers • Land planners

• Architects and designers • Energy raters, home inspectors, utilities staff • Product manufacturers and suppliers

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silent auction, chili feed and dance. A total of 17 children competed, eleven girls and six boys, who all showed great imagination. Projects ranged from cranes, a space house, a house being demolished with dynamite as well as an apartment building supplied with electricity from a windmill. Congratulations to Bob Blanchard, a The Block-Kids Building Program is second grader attending Rossman Ela national competition sponsored on the ementary in Detroit Lakes, for taking local level by National Association of 1st place in the competition. Blanchard Women in Construction chapters. The built an apartment building supplied with award-winning program introduces chilelectricity from a windmill and also had dren to the construction industry in an efa barrel to collect rain water. He received fort to create awareness of and to promote a “Technique” set of Lego’s along with an interest in future careers in one of the a $50 savings bond and his entry was many facets of the construction industry. photographed and sent on to the regional comThe program is open to all elementary petition. All participants received a Certificate school children in grades 1 - 6. The competiof Participation, a plastic hard hat, construction tion involves building a construction related apron and a goody bag. project out of 100 interlock blocks and can Lori Thorp of the Frazee-Vergas Community include three of the following items: a small Education program commented on the competirock, string, aluminum foil or poster board. tion, “Thank you so much for providing us with Local winners advance to the regional competisuch a positive experience, and for your group’s tion, and one semi-finalist from each region is Winner Bob Blanchard terrific flexibility when the numbers swelled. receives his award from entered in the national competition. National As families were leaving, they remarked on the Amy Berg, NAWIC. prizes are awarded to the top three projects. thoughtfulness of the process and were imFargo-Moorhead, N.D. Chapter #246 held pressed that NAWIC offers this opportunity.” their Block-Kids competition Jan. 29 at the Frazee Event If you are interested in learning more about NAWIC, go Center in Frazee, Minn. The competition was held in to www.nawic.org or contact Amy Berg at (701) 235-4441 conjunction with the city’s “Cabin Fever Days,” an all ext. 461 or aberg@fargoglass.com. day event which included sled dog races, breakfast, bingo,

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News from the Home Builders Care Foundation

2011 Home Builders Care Board of Trustees

Home Builders Care President’s message Join HBC at the Fargo Force

Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery are sponsoring the April 8 Fargo Force game. A portion of every single Fargo Force game ticket sold will be donated to Home Builders Care. The Force will face off Friday night at 7:35 p.m. against the Omaha Lancers. It should be a great game so come out and cheer on the Force and support YOUR Foundation.

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

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Student chapters place at the International Builders Show

All four of HBA of F-M’s local student chapters attended the International Builders Show in January. Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State College of Science and North Dakota State University all participated in the Residential Construction Management Competition while in Orlando. NDSCS placed 3rd among nine two-year schools. NDSU placed seventh and MSUM placed 20th among 35 schools in the four-year division. Competing at IBS is very challenging. These students dedicated a lot of time and hard work to their projects and it paid off. It is so great to see all of our local school chapters engaging in the industry.

Become a Triple Player

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.

I challenge each and every member to become a Triple Player. A Triple Player is a member who pays HBA of F-M membership dues ($395), contributes at least $365 to NDAB-PAC and donates at least $365 to Home Builders Care. This option is one of the best ways to support the building industry.

Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades

The 13th annual Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades is slated for June 6-17. The Academy is available to high school students age 16 and older who are interested in construction. The two-week course is supervised by educational professionals like you! The HBA of F-M will need industry volunteers to work with the students as they experience a variety of different professions. During the two-week course, the students build sheds that are available for sale and can be built to order. If you are in the market for a shed this summer, please contact Krista at (701) 232-5846 or kristam@hbafm.com for more details.

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Fargo-Moorhead is home to four NAHB student chapters

The National Association of Home Builders supports students pursuing careers in the construction industry through student chapters at schools across the country. Students in technical schools, community colleges and universities who are enrolled in fields such as carpentry, construction management, engineering, architecture, etc. can become members of their school’s student chapter. The HBA of F-M is fortunate to have four area schools that provide construction-related degrees. Your HBA is one of only a few associations in the country that sponsors more than one chapter. The HBA of F-M works with chapters at Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton and North Dakota State University.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

M State student chapter members study in programs of carpentry, construction electricity, construction management, engineering and plumbing technology. They are able to participate in a variety of activities at their school and in the community. They also have the opportunity to attend the International Builders Show every year held either in Orlando or Las Vegas. This past year they volunteered a significant amount of time and talent for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project in Moorhead.

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Students attending MSUM and studying in the construction management program are eligible to be a member of the NAHB student chapter. MSUM students can participate in competitions available only to student chapter members. This year the chapter placed third at the Associated Schools of Construction competition and twentieth at the Residential Construction Management competition at the Interna-

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tional Builders Show. The MSUM student chapter has also adopted a section of Interstate 94 in Minnesota and volunteers at numerous events around the community.

North Dakota State College of Science

The students belonging to the NDSCS chapter can be studying a variety of programs as the college offers programs in architectural drafting and estimating technology; building construction technology; civil engineering and surveying technology; construction management technology; electrical construction; heating, ventilation, air conditioning/R technology; and plumbing. Students have also participated in the Residential Construction Management competition at the International Builders Show and placed third at the 2011 show. The student chapter has been actively volunteering and has also traveled to Louisiana to help with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project where many from our area were involved!

North Dakota State University

The NDSU student chapter represents students from the architecture, construction engineering and construction management programs. This student chapter has also been a long-time participant in the Residential Construction Management competition. At the 2011 International Builders Show, the team placed seventh in their division against 35 other schools from across the nation. These students also volunteer their time around the community and often help at HBA of F-M events and regularly attend GMMs. All four of our local student chapters are vital to the continuation of our industry. We are lucky to have a variety of programs to train and educate the next generation of workers. Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation supports these groups and awards scholarships to them each fall. If you would like to donate specifically to support scholarships, please ask about our Trades for Grades program and designate your donation.

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Become a Spike Club Member!

Look below to see if you are a Spike Club Candidate or Member. If you know a Spike, be sure to thank him or her for commitment to growing the association. • To achieve Spike status you must earn 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 credits are earned by recruiting and retaining members. NAHB recognizes and rewards membership development efforts with its Spike Club awards program.

**Members** (6 credits or more Aune, Steve...............15.00 Becker, Terry..............11.00 Blixt, Bill.....................21.25 Carney, Jo.................20.50 Eid, Jason..................12.00 Gustman, Kevin...........8.00 Hummel, Aaron............7.00 Kulesa, Chris...............8.00 Michelsen, Nancy......16.00 Rokke, Eric..................7.00 Vanderwerff, Bryce......6.50

*Lifetime Members* (25 credits or more) Albright, Marshal ........44.00 Alsop, Dick...................65.50 Anderson, Dave...........34.25 Anderson, Doug...........43.00 Anderson, Kim.............52.00 Arnold, Mike................55.00 Atkins, Brent................29.50 Barstad, Ron..................4.50 Bartholomay, Jerry.......34.50 Bates, Monty ..............52.50 Bellmore, Pat ..............51.50 Bernard, Clark...........204.50 Carlson, Al.................135.00 Cavett, Cyle...............118.00 Cooper, Cindy............340.00 Cosgriff, Sue . .............31.50 Cullen, Terry................27.00 Dabbert Jr., Don .........86.25 Dunkel, Jim................131.00 Duval, Rick..................69.50 Eid, Gerald.................170.50 Footitt, Bob..................72.00 Funfar, Charlie...........230.00 Gunkelman, John........60.75

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Guthmiller, Darrick.......54.50 Handy, Scott................31.50 Hanson, Vern...............70.50 Hoss, Ryan..................38.00 Hoy, Tammy...............393.50 Kelly, Nancy.................53.00 Kochmann, Bob.........107.75 Kochmann, Paul........271.00 Krajsa, Ken................758.50 Lipp, Terry..................144.25 Luther, Jerry................79.50 Mahan, John..............136.00 Mazour, Craig..............99.50 McShane, Phil.............33.00 Narveson, Dan............34.00 O’Leary, Tim................37.50 Opp, Gary....................34.50 Palmes, Peggy...........352.50 Parkinson, Cary.........188.00 Paseka, Rod..............115.00 Passolt, Dan................54.50 Pederson, Lynette........29.00 Pesek, Jamey............158.50 Polansky, Pete.............44.50 Rasmussen, Todd......126.00 Roman, Marcus.........148.00 Rood, Robert.............148.00 Ryland, Stan................96.50 Schmidtke, Dennis.....283.50 Shafer, Rod................287.00 Sheridan, Kris..............30.50 Skansgaard, Mike........44.50 Stenerson, Les ...........35.50 Strahm, Ruth.............304.50 Sweeney, Vicki.............38.50 Swenson, Jeff..............66.00 Thurston, Gene..........116.50 Watterud, Tony.............39.50 Welle, Terry................129.00 Wendt, Gary................37.00

Spike Superstar

Steve Aune Country Financial – Steve Aune Agency

15 credits Steve Aune, Country Financial, has just reached Spike Level 10 with 15 credits earned. He has been a Retention Committee member since June 2010 and has worked hard to help the Association reach its goals.

Thank you for your hard work!

You’re on your way!

Spike Club candidates who have three or more Spike credits are listed below. You are close to qualifying for the elite Spike Club.

Great work! **Candidates** (less than 6 credits)

Gilbertson, Harry......................3.00 Johnson, Bruce........................3.00 Johnson, Peter..........................3.75 Lind, Chris.................................3.00 Lunski, Sylvia...........................3.25 Vastag, John.............................4.00

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Thank you 2010 Membership Drive Contenders November 2009-October 2010

Recruiter

Company

Sponsored

Paul Kochmann............ Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc......................6 John Gunkelman.......... Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc....................4 Nancy Kelly................... Heartland Labor ..............................................4 Ken Krajsa.................... State Bank & Trust...........................................4 Terry Becker................. Terry Becker Construction, LLC.......................4 Cindy Cooper................ Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND..........................3 Darrick Guthmiller......... Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc......................3 Cary Parkinson............. Alerus Financial...............................................2 Jason Eid...................... Eid-Co Buildings, Inc........................................2 Brent Atkins.................. Minnkota Windows...........................................2 Stan Birky..................... Stan Birky Construction, Inc.............................2 Mike Arnold.................. Accent Contracting...........................................1 Rod Shafer................... Arctic Audio......................................................1 Jeff Schaumann............ Arista Development..........................................1 Nick Olson.................... Arista Development..........................................1 Pat Bellmore................. Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND..........................1 Jo Carney..................... Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND..........................1 Chris Kulesa................. Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND..........................1 Bob Footitt.................... Bob Footitt Construction..................................1 Chuck Klabo................. BW Insurance..................................................1 Terry Meyer................... Carpet World....................................................1 Chris Lind .................... Chris Lind Custom Homes...............................1 Nancy Michelsen.......... CityWide Electric..............................................1 Linda Klebe................... Classic Construction, Inc.................................1 Susan Johnson............. Coldwell Banker First Realty............................1 Don Dabbert, Jr............ Contemporary Builders....................................1 Steve Aune................... Country Financial - Steve Aune Agency..........1 Chad DuBois................ CS DuBois Construction, Inc...........................1 Terry Cullen.................. Cullen Insulation, Inc........................................1 Dan Lindquist................ Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc.......................1 Sylvia Lunski................. Design Direction...............................................1 Clay Dietrich................. Dietrich Homes, Inc..........................................1 Terry Lipp...................... Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery......1 Gary Fiske.................... Fiske Construction, LLP...................................1 LaMars Deyle............... Floor Coverings International...........................1 Mike Hanson................. Hanson Bros., Inc.............................................1 Dan Berglind................. Hebron Brick Supply........................................1 Tyrone Leslie................ Heritage Homes...............................................1 Carlita Dietz.................. Jay Dietz Construction, Inc..............................1 John Vastag.................. Laney's, Inc......................................................1 Marilyn Patterson.......... Marilyn Patterson Painting & Decorating.........1 Bruce Johnson............. RE/MAX Realty 1.............................................1 Clark Bernard............... Red River Electric Inc.......................................1 Sheila Aman................. Roers Construction & Development, Inc..........1 Les Stenerson.............. Stenerson Lumber...........................................1 Kevin Gustman............. Twin City Garage Door, Inc..............................1 Bill Blixt......................... Western Products, Inc......................................1 Dan Ystebo................... Ystebo Drywall Co., Inc....................................1

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HBA website advertising now available!

The HBA of F-M website, www. hbafm.com, has added advertising opportunities for its members. There are various options to choose from to advertise your company to the membership as well as to consumers. Please contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for details and pricing.

Win a free year of membership

Get in the running for a free year of membership in the HBA of F-M! Your Association tracks those members who pay dues before the month of renewal. All those members go into a drawing for a free year of dues. For example, if your membership is paid through April 30, 2011, you would need to pay your dues before April 1, 2011, to be entered. Contact Amanda at (701) 232-5846 or amanda@hbafm.com with any questions.

NDAB offers discount program through Verizon Wireless

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

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

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

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$75 Contribute

Adopt A Student!

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

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

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

What you get by adopting a student: • •

The tax benefit of a charitable donation! The satisfaction of helping a student attend the Construction Trades Academy

Explore the world of construction! • blueprint • excavation reading • HVAC • carpentry • landscaping • casework • masonry • concrete • plumbing • drywall • plus more! • electrical WHEN: June 6-17, 2011 WHERE: MN State Community and Technical College Moorhead COST: $25 • 3 college credits available • Students must be age 16 or older to apply

CONTRACTOR’S INSURANCE

Recognition in the • HBA of F-M’s Plains Builder • During the Academy’s Sponsor Luncheon • At the Academy’s Graduation Ceremony __Yes, I want to sponsor a student! Name:_ _____________________________________ Company:_ __________________________________ Address:_ ___________________________________ E-Mail:______________________________________ Telephone:___________________________________ Fax:________________________________________ Please make your check payable to Home Builders Care Foundation. HBC will forward the donation to the Academy. By donating through Home Builders Care, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, your donation is tax deductible. Thank you! People like you demonstrate that builders and the building industry care!

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

WE’RE IN THE BUSINESS OF PROTECTING WE’RE IN THE MATTERS BUSINESSTO OFBUILD PROTECTING WHAT WHAT MATTERS TO BUILD AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Chuck Klabo

Larry Werlinger

520 Main Ave Fargo, ND

4001 13th Ave. S Fargo, ND

701.271.6662

Contractor’s Programs

Builders Care Foundation

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What to do when money is tight by Jennifer Elder - Tiffany Construction & Development Corp.

Through your cash flow projections, you can see it coming. But despite your best efforts, there’s not enough cash to pay all your bills. What do you do now? Addressing a cash shortfall should be done early - and honestly. Almost all businesses experience a cash crisis. How you manage the crisis is the key. The steps you take - or don’t take - will affect your reputation and that of your business. They will affect your relationships with your employees, vendors and bankers. Ultimately, your decisions will determine if your business will survive. All this may sound dire, but it becomes so only if you ignore the situation. The following are several steps you can take to improve your cash situation quickly:

Become a spending disciplinarian

Cut out all unnecessary expenses. From now on, before making every business expenditure, ask yourself, “Will this get me another customer?” Do you really need $40-a-pound coffee in the office? Do you need a new piece of equipment, or can you buy it used? Do you use all six phone lines or can you cut it down to four? Do you need a new truck just because the lease is up on your old one?

Be rabid about collecting your cash

Try to get your customers to pay on time or even early. If you have not received a payment from a customer on the day it is due, call him and ask when you can expect payment - get a specific date. Continue calling until your bill is paid. Remember the expression, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” Offer discounts to your customers who pay early.

Send invoices more frequently

Instead of sending customers an invoice once a month, consider billing them weekly. It might be a bit more work, but will get you cash in your checkbook sooner.

you will have to make regular lease payments and can risk losing those assets if you miss your payments.

Make deposits daily

Don’t wait until the end of the week to make a bank deposit. Make a deposit every day that you receive money.

Develop a plan

If your cash crunch looks to be more than temporary, create a plan to address the issue. Don’t just pay some vendors - like the ones who call you often or the ones with small balances. Work on a plan to pay something to everyone. You might want to get some advice and assistance from your accountant or lawyer.

Talk to your bankers

It is usually too late to borrow money when you really need it, but it is worth asking. Meet with your banker to see if you can get a line of credit. Or, see if you can adjust the terms of existing loans. Your bankers won’t be happy about adjusting the terms, but it’s a better solution for them than seeing you go bankrupt.

Talk to your creditors

Be upfront with your creditors. Calling them in advance and asking for an extension of the due date is better than having to explain why you haven’t paid your bill. These are not easy phone calls, but they will maintain your integrity and reputation. Be honest. Suggest a payment schedule, but don’t make promises you can’t keep. If you don’t know when you can make the next payment, tell your vendor when you’ll be making the next decision and follow up with them then. Again, your vendors may not be happy with you, but most will understand as long as you stay in contact with them regularly. Jennifer Elder is a CPA, certified management accountant (CMA) and the chief financial officer for Tiffany Construction and Development Corp. in Melbourne, Fla. For more information, contact Jennifer Elder at jelder@tiffanyconstruction.com or (321) 259-5001 ext. 110.

City Night March 24

Turn unused items into cash

Sell items that you are not using. Get rid of excess inventory and unused tools on eBay, craigslist or other online classified services, or in your local paper.

Lease back your big-ticket equipment

Register by March 21! Call the HBA at (701) 232-5846.

If you have big-ticket items like vehicles, backhoes and even phone systems that you have already paid for, you may be able to contact a leasing company to buy those items and then lease them back from the company. While this solution should generate some up-front cash,

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need to be done sooner if specified by local authorities or if there is a public safety hazard or nuisance.

Storm water con’t from pg 17

Stockpiled material

Stockpiled material consists of gravel, sand, excavated soil, topsoil or any other similar material. These piles should never be placed in any storm water conveyance system (e.g. curb and gutter, drainage ditch), overnight or over the weekend. They should also never be allowed to sit in a conveyance system if inclement weather is approaching. An appropriate erosion control device should be in place between any stockpile and any storm water conveyance system. Only a minimal amount of stockpiled material should be placed directly against any device and in no case shall it be more than 1/6 the height of the exposed height of the device.

Waste disposal

All construction debris must be placed in an appropriate container to prevent the debris from being carried away from the site by wind or water. All debris should be properly disposed of at an appropriate facility. All liquid or soluble materials (e.g. oil and paint) should be properly stored to prevent spills, leaks or discharges. Restricted access to storage areas must be provided to prevent vandalism. Storage and disposal of hazardous waste must be in compliance with applicable regulations.

Concrete-wash water

Concrete wash water must never be discharged to any waters of the state, storm sewer systems or allowed to drain onto adjacent properties. Wash water disposal must be limited to a defined area of the site or to an area designated by the developer for cement washout. The area must be sufficient to contain the wash water and residual cement.

Removal of sediment and erosion controls

If any construction activity leads to the accidental removal of a sediment and erosion control device, the device must be replaced immediately. If any construction activity must be done where there is a device already in place, the device may be removed but must be replaced once the activity has ceased. Sediment and erosion control devices must be used and maintained until 70 percent of pre-existing vegetative coverage has been achieved on all pervious surface areas, such as lawns, that are located upslope from the device.

It’s coming…

Mark your calendar April 30 - May 8 Look for details in the April issue!

Inspections and housekeeping

Inspection of all sediment and erosion control devices and measures should take place every 14 calendar days and within 24 hours after any storm event greater than 1/2 inch of rain per 24 hour period. Any device or measure that is in need of maintenance or repair should be done following housekeeping guidelines. Good housekeeping should be practiced at all times. Housekeeping includes cleaning and maintaining all erosion and sediment control devices, cleaning sediment off of streets, and picking up all debris that has been deposited off site by wind or water. Sediment control devices, such as silt fence, should be cleaned out once the amount of accumulated sediment has reached 1/3 of the exposed height of the device. If the device is not functioning properly, it should be repaired or replaced. Any removal of sediment, or repair or replacement of any device should be done within 24 hours of discovery, or as soon as field conditions allow access. Sediment traps or basins should be cleaned out once the amount of accumulated sediment has reduced the storage volume of the trap or basin by 1/2. Drainage and removal of sediment must be done within 72 hours of discovery, or as soon as field conditions allow access. Soil or sediment that has been deposited or tracked onto any street should be removed within 48 hrs. Removal may

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The Village Employee Assistance Program

800-627-8220 www.VillageEAP.com Offering confidential professional guidance for: • Relationship Issues • Emotional Health • Drug & Alcohol Issues • Workplace Issues • Financial Counseling • Legal Counseling

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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

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Get logged on

Stay up-to-date with your associations by visiting their websites Local association, HBA of F-M, Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead: 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, e-mail info@hbafm.com to have it sent to you 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: NDAB, North Dakota Association of Builder: 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. Visit their website to be in the know on what is being discussed at the current legislative session. National association: NAHB, 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 member benefits available to them. Check out www.nahb. org/ma to see which ones could benefit your company. NAHB also works hard legislatively on nationwide issues affecting the industry: Environmental Protection Agency 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 and password, please contact the HBA of F-M 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.

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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.) A/A Sound & Video Design Specialties........................................ 24 Advance Garage Door, Inc........................................................... 18 Agassiz Underground..................................................................... 2 American Family Insurance Christine Rasmussen Agency, Inc.................................................. 2 ARC Appraisals.............................................................................. 5 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND....................................................... 28 The Brush’s End Painting Co.......................................................... 9 Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc.............................................. 51 Charleswood, Inc.......................................................................... 17 Charlie & Sons Electric, Inc.......................................................... 33 CityWide Electric............................................................................ 6 Classic Industries, Inc................................................................... 12 Cormax, Inc.................................................................................... 5 Culligan Water Conditioning......................................................... 42 Curt Stensgard Construction.......................................................... 6 Daniel Olson Plumbing................................................................... 4 Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead............................................. 3 Diamond Vogel Paints..................................................................... 3 Dirtyworks, Inc................................................................................ 5 Doug Mjolsness Construction Inc................................................... 9 Fabricators Supply.......................................................................... 7 Fargo Glass & Paint Company..................................................... 24 Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority.............................. 10 F-M Flooring, Inc.......................................................................... 30 Forbes Architectural Products, Inc................................................ 27 G & T Plumbing & Heating, Inc..................................................... 18 Granites Unlimited.......................................................................... 4 H & S Contracting, Inc.................................................................... 1 Hanson Valley Sod......................................................................... 6 Hanson's Plumbing & Heating........................................................ 4 Harry Gilbertson Construction...................................................... 12 Hartner Garris LLC......................................................................... 3 Hebron Brick Supply..................................................................... 39 Heritage Homes........................................................................... 13

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Holiday Inn.................................................................................... 16 Holland's Landscaping & Garden Center....................................... 9 HOMESMART REALTORS............................................................ 5 Innovation Development, Inc.......................................................... 6 Interstate Shoes, LLC..................................................................... 1 KBW associates, inc..................................................................... 10 Lindemann Finish Carpentry, Inc.................................................... 3 Marvin Windows & Doors............................................................. 33 Minnkota Windows, Inc................................................................. 41 Moorhead Public Service............................................................. 26 Morlock Construction, Inc............................................................... 4 Nelson Painting Finishing & Refinishing......................................... 6 Network Cabling Services, Inc........................................................ 7 New Creations Construction, Inc.................................................... 6 Northern Title.................................................................................. 4 Personal Touch Embroidery, Inc..................................................... 2 Platinum Home Contracting Inc...................................................... 4 Precision Concrete Cutters........................................................... 17 Pro Landscapers LLC..................................................................... 3 Red River Glazing, Inc.................................................................... 7 Reliant Property Management, LLP............................................... 7 S & S Landscaping Company, Inc................................................ 16 Security Self Storage - South LLC................................................ 15 Shorestone Development............................................................... 7 Solid Comfort, Inc........................................................................... 8 Sun Mechanical, Inc..................................................................... 26 T.L. Stroh Architects........................................................................ 4 Terry Becker Construction, LLC.................................................... 13 Terry Schander Construction Co., Inc........................................... 13 Tester and Holman Construction.................................................... 3 Tony Eckert & Sons........................................................................ 4 Valley Central Vacuum.................................................................... 1 Vidger Business Consulting.......................................................... 24 Wahpeton Glass & Paint Co........................................................... 4 Warner and Company Insurance.................................................. 28 West Central Lift & Elevator, LLC................................................... 5

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HBA of F-M New Member Report Acorn Condos

Ole's Nursery, Inc.

Property Management

Landscaping

John Gerdes 2318 River Dr N Moorhead, MN 56560 (218) 790-0376 Sponsor: Nancy Michelsen CityWide Electric

Vernon Kroshus 2525 Hwy 10 E Moorhead, MN 56560 (218) 236-8590 Sponsor: Cindy Cooper Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND

Comfort Point, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning, Contractor Mike Lunski 2813 Southgate Dr Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 540-8338 Sponsor: Sylvia Lunski Design Direction, Inc.

Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area, Inc. Industry Related Support & Service Russ Richards PO Box 7337 Fargo, ND 58106 (701) 478-8478 Sponsor: Sylvia Lunski Design Direction, Inc.

Dakota Stone Design Counter Tops

Rick Halvorson Construction

Ann Anderson 1212 24th Ave S Fargo, ND 58103-5704 (701) 893-3430 Sponsor: Ken Krajsa State Bank & Trust

Builder, Combination Rick Halvorson 1915 27th St S, Unit A Moorhead, MN 56560-3851 (218) 236-5622 Sponsor: Les Stenerson Stenerson Lumber

Greenscape Companies Inc. Landscaping Chris Stokke 11684 219th Ave NW Elk River, MN 55330 (763) 282-2142 Sponsor: Darrick Guthmiller Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.

2011 Membership Drive Contenders (November 2010 - October 2011)

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

Name, Company

# recruited Name, Company

Nolen Bertsch, Nelson Window Co............................................1 Bill Blixt, Western Products, Inc.................................................1 Cindy Cooper, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND............................1 Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings Inc.................................................1 Harry Gilbertson, Harry Gilbertson Construction......................1 Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.................1 Nancy Kelly, Heartland Labor.....................................................1 John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Painting Service Inc....................................1

# recruited

Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust..................................................1 Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes..................................................1 Chris Lind, Chris Lind Custom Homes.......................................1 Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc..........................................3 Rob Lyngstad, Matrix Properties Corporation............................1 Nancy Michelsen, CityWide Electric..........................................2 Les Stenerson, Stenerson Lumber............................................1 Bryce Vanderwerff, Red River Electric Inc.................................1

Thank you to all members for recruitment and retention efforts! March

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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!

GMM

City Night March 24

Pre-register by March 21! See page 8 for details. Endorsed by Your Association

Contractors Insurance Potential dividends paid to participating NDAB (or HBA of Fargo/Moorhead) members

Hints: • Has two little boys. • Spends a lot of time camping in the summer.

• Works at an “electrifying” place. • Has an eventful time volunteering at the HBA.

Auto • Home • Business • Bonds Financial Services • Professional Liability

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Education Schedule March 11 - Power Limited Technician

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

March 29 - Lunch & Learn “Energy Star

Updates for 2011” Held at IdeaOne / Cass County Electric Cooperative, 3312 42nd St. S., Fargo. Speaker TBD. • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: $10

March 30 - EPA Lead: Renovation, Repair &

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

April 6-7 - Safety Training with Workforce Safety & Insurance “OSHA 10-hour Construction Course (ECCS)” Location TBD. • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 6, 8 a.m. - noon April 7 • Cost: Free for Members / $20 Non-members. Contact Sandy Neiss, North Dakota Association of Builders at (701) 222-2401 or sandy@ndbuild. com to register. April 26 - Lunch & Learn “Points of Design for Residential Building” Held at HBA office, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Speaker Phil Stahl, Stahl Architects & Builders. • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: $10

May 24 - Lunch & Learn “Simple Ways to be

Green” Held at HBA office, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Speaker TBD. • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: $10

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Power Limited Technician

Offered by Home Builder Association of Fargo-Moorhead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Firm Certification also required

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

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

training will be presented by:

Who does this affect?

• UND Environmental Training Institute, EPA-certified to present RRP courses.

(EPA accreditation number: NAT-RV-I-8865-1-EN)

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

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

The EPA RRP rule affects contractors, property managers and others who disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during renovation.

What activities?

The term renovation covers all activities done for compensation that disturb painted surfaces including most repair, remodeling and maintenance activities such as window replacement, weatherization and demolition.

What structures?

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

What’s required?

Space is limited!

Call now to register! (701) 232-5846

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

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

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

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


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2011 March Plains Builder  

HBA of F-M's Official Newsletter. The Plains Builder is published 12 times per year by the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead and i...

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