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November • Permit report shows highest construction value ever - pg 11 • New building code expected to add thousands to home costs - pg 11 • Double feature for 2013 Home & Garden Show - pg 16 • Lindemann Concrete Construction celebrates 20 years - pg 18 • October GMM highlights - pg 20 • Member profile: Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc. - pg 24 • Meet your Board: John Dave Anderson, Sylvia Lunski, Koerselman - pg 25 Dave Anderson Construction Design Direction, Inc. • HBC Build wraps up Congratulations! See more on pages 8-9. - pgs 29-32 • HBA recognizes Does your customer service Get ready to Gunkelman with BEAM Details on have a touch? award - pg 33 page 27. HBA of F-M welcomes Disney customer service • November is Spike expert, Dennis Snow. See page 23 for details. Nov.15-16 • Ramada Plaza & Suites Appreciation Month - pg 34

Anderson, Lunski named 2012

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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 emailed to all members of the HBA of F-M. The Home Builders Association does not accept responsibility for or endorse any statements or claims made by advertisers or authors of any articles. The subscription rate of $15 includes 12 issues. This annual subscription rate is included with your membership dues. BRYCE JOHNSON Publisher HBA of F-M Staff

BRYCE JOHNSON JENNY ERICKSON KRISTA MUND AMANDA OHLSEN KIRSTEN ROSENOW ROCKY SCHNEIDER ALISON STREYLE ALLISON WECKMAN

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KIRSTEN ROSENOW Editor, Photographer, Design

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

HBA of F-M Executive Committee & Board of Directors

TERRY BECKER Terry Becker Construction, LLC (President and National Director) DARRICK GUTHMILLER Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. (President Elect and National Director) CARLITA DIETZ Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. (Treasurer and National Director) SYLVIA LUNSKI Design Direction, Inc. (Associate Vice President) TERRY LIPP Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom (Secretary) TYRONE LESLIE Heritage Homes (Past President and National Director) KEN ANDERSEN STAN BIRKY CLAY DIETRICH HARRY GILBERTSON BRUCE JOHNSON NANCY KELLY JOHN KOERSELMAN DAN LINDQUIST (National Director) NANCY MICHELSEN TODD RASMUSSEN TOM SPAETH

KWA Constructors, Inc. Stan Birky Construction, Inc. Dietrich Homes, Inc. Harry Gilbertson Construction RE/MAX Realty 1 Heartland Labor Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc.

Vivid Interiors, LLC Valley Lights Accent Contracting

Ex-officios to the board of directors

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

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HBA welcomes Weckman as membership coordinator HBA hosts N.D. legislative candidate open house EPA Lead Renovation, Repair & Paint Certification Training Nov. 14 Property tax rebate: Details of the ‘Make Moorhead Home’ rebate Fall Home Show recap Education Schedule Get to know a new member: Halvorson Company, Inc. NAWIC Corner

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

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November is Spike Appreciation Month ! Nov. 6............................................................ Election Day Nov. 6......... Education Committee............................8 a.m. Nov. 7 ........ HBC Board of Trustees..................11:30 a.m. Nov. 8......... Dennis Snow Keynote...........................3 p.m. Nov. 9......... Events Commitee.............................8:15 a.m. Nov. 11.........................................................Veterans’ Day Nov. 12....... New Mbr & Retention Committee............noon Nov. 13....... HBA Board of Directors.......................11 a.m. Nov. 13....... HBC Scholarship Reception............4:30 p.m. Nov. 14....... EPA Lead: RRP Training........................8 a.m. Nov. 15....... Remodelers Council..............................8 a.m. Nov. 15-16.. NDAB Annual Meeting.............Ramada, Fargo Nov. 19....... Parade of Homes Committee...........3:30 p.m. Nov. 20....... Public Issues Committee................11:30 a.m. Nov. 20....... PAC Committee..............................12:30 p.m. Nov. 22....... Thanksgiving................................HBA closed Nov. 23............................................................HBA closed Nov. 27....... November Lunch & Learn..............11:30 a.m.

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news briefs Hires & Promotions • Kelsey Stevens has joined Dawson Insurance as a commercial lines account assistant. • The Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau has promoted Nicole (Moen) Holden to marketing director and hired Jill Gates as director of sales and Derek Johnson as convention sales manager for the North Dakota and Chicago markets. • Jessica Hoppe has joined Alerus Financial as a relationship manager. • Nardini Fire Equipment has hired Evan Hughes as a service technician and Nichole Jeral as an administrative assistant. • Western State Bank has hired Krystal Hoeper as a business banking assistant, and promoted Angie Scoville to personal banking/real estate officer, and Ben Sullivan has been promoted to vice president/service and mortgage manager. • Heather Hoerer has been hired as a senior business lender by Central Minnesota Credit Union. • Northwestern Bank N.A. has promoted Todd McDonald to a credit analyst 1 position. • Butler Machinery has hired Adam Ward as a technology sales specialist, Jason Kraf as a machine inventory control manager, Natalie Noland as an invoicing specialist and Dan Freeman as a marketing data analyst. • Vonda Anderson has been hired as the office manager at RE/MAX Realty 1. Awards & Accolades • Dan Doeden, Alerus Financial, has completed the Graduate School of Banking at University of Colarado in Boulder. The 25-month banking school provides senior management and leadership education for community banking professionals.

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• The Park Co. Realtor website has received the No. 1 ranking in the REAL Trends 2012 Top Real Estate Online Performance Rankings. Randy Clark of Park Co. Realtors received the North Dakota Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award, which recognizes Realtors for their efforts in community and charitable service. • Western State Bank has donated $1,600 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The funds were raised during the bank’s recent “Pizza for a Purpose” event. • The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas has awarded Town & Country Credit Union with the Adult Desjardins Financial Education Award and the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award. • Serkland Law Firm attorney Ronald H. McLean has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Fargo Labor and Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year. Attorney Maureen Holman has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Fargo Family Law Lawyer of the Year. Four Serkland attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in their practice area. Those attorneys are: Jack G. Marcil, McLean, Roger J. Minch, and Holman. Dakota Supply Group names Gearman as electrical segment manager Dakota Supply Group has named John Gearman as its electrical segment manager. Gearman will take over the position from Mike Tupa, who was recently Gearman named DSG’s chief segment officer. Gearman will continue to serve as automation segment manager.

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Dakota Supply Group earns Best of the Best Marketing Award Dakota Supply Group was recently presented with two 2012 Best of the Best Awards from The Electrical Distributor Magazine. DSG received awards in both the direct promotion category and the public relations/ corporate category. Plains Builder advertising space now available The HBA of F-M’s monthly publication, the Plains Builder, is distributed to the membership, local government officials as well as state and federal legislators. This publication is a great way to market your company to the construction industry. Advertising space for 2013 is available now. We have a variety of size and color options open, starting at a business card ad size for only $305. The Plains Builder also offers an insert option as a way to advertise your company. Inserts are placed in the front of the magazine every month. This is a great way to advertise specific monthly events such as sales or promotions. Did you know? First time IBS attendees pay only $125 First-time attendees to the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show Jan. 22-24 in Las Vegas pay only $125. To be eligible for the special $125 registration fee, you must be a current NAHB member (all HBA of F-M members are NAHB members) and this must be the first International Builders Show that you have attended. Visit www.buildersshow.com for more details or contact Allison at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. Put your name in front of thousands by sponsoring the RRV Home & Garden Show Don’t miss out on the opportunity to put your company name in front of thousands of consumers at the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for sponsorship levels and details.

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news briefs The third quarter building permit for the Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth area is included as an insert in this issue.

Builder performance guidelines required in Minnesota Minnesota builders must, by law, include a set of performance guidelines with their contract for customers. Guidelines are available to HBA of F-M members through the Builders Association of Minnesota. BAM’s Building Performance Guidelines were put together by a task force made up of its members. Countless hours were dedicated to creating and refining this document to provide the best possible product for builders. To see the statute mandating the inclusion of building performance, visit: www.revisor.mn.gov/ statutes/?id=326B.809. For more information on obtaining these guidelines, please contact the HBA office at (701) 232-5846. Fraser, Ltd. offers CPR, First Aid, AED classes Are you searching for a valuable benefit to offer your employees while providing them with life-saving skills? Do you or your staff need to be CPR and/or First Aid certified? Fraser, Ltd. offers convenient classes for your business needs. On-site training is available for class sizes of ten or more participants. Classes can be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups and individuals and can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you, including night classes. All instructors are American Red Cross Certified. Call Fraser, Ltd. at (701) 232-3301 for class information. Class schedules may also be viewed at www.fraserltd. org under the Community Service menu. Mark your calendar for the 2012 Career Expo Dec. 6 Mark your calendar now for the tenth annual Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo Dec. 6 at the Fargodome. The Home Builders Care of FargoMoorhead Foundation and the HBA of F-M are major sponsors of this event for ninth grade students to explore careers in several industries, including construction.

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HBC trustees leave board Thank you to Clark Bernard, Red River Electric, Inc., and Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Const. Inc. for their time served on the Home Builders Care board of trustees. Bernard has served on the board since 2007 and was president in 2011. Christensen has served since 2007 and was president in 2010. The Foundation appreciates all of your hard work and support! Jobsite Safety Handbook available for use at the HBA This easy-to-use handbook from the National Association of Home Builders contains the complete English and Spanish text side-byside to facilitate stratight forward communication. It provides an overview of the key safety issues residential builders and workers need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries, and includes updated information on fall protection. This handbook is available free for HBA of F-M members’ use by stopping at the office. For more information, contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846. HBA members enrolled on health plan eligible for EAP HBA of F-M members who are enrolled on the Association’s health plan are eligible for The Village Employee Assistance Program. It offers professional, confidential guidance for relationship issues, emotional health, drug and alcohol problems, workplace concerns, financial counseling and legal counseling. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 6278220. Volunteers needed for World of Thanks Volunteers are needed to deliver 2013 membership directories for the World of Thanks program in January. It is a great way to network and meet other members. Contact Allison at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm. com.

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

Hints:

• She is a proud Cobber grad! • She grew up in Litchfield, Minn. • Reads the Plains Builder front to back every month.

Bonus hint:

• She is no longer the newest staff member, but she is still the youngest. 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.

The HBA of F-M will be offering continuing education courses again in 2013. Mark your calendars to attend: • Minnesota building contractor: Jan. 9 and Feb. 6 • Electrical contractor: Jan. 11 • Power limited technician: March 8 Look for more information coming soon, or contact Kirsten at (701) 2325846 or kirsten@hbafm.com for more details. Mark your calendar for January Mark your calendar for Jan. 10. The General Membership Meeting will be a New Year’s celebration and installation ceremony for the 2013 HBA board of directors. This event is moving back into an evening setting, so watch for more details soon! Briefs con’t on pg 7

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President’s Report HBA, HBC finish Home Builders Care Build for Habitat with home dedication ceremony

Nothing is more satisfying than watching customers move into a home you have built for them. Many HBA of F-M and Home Builders Care Foundation board members attended a home dedication ceremony for April Nelson and her children last month as the house was blessed, gifts were given and April was presented with keys to the front door. She and her family are incredibly grateful to have a home to call their own. Turn to pages 29-32 for a recap of the build and photo highlights. This was the first time your HBA has sponsored a build for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. It was a very rewarding experience: we were continually amazed by the generosity of our members, and even have over $30,000 left over to apply to a future Habitat build. Your HBA and Home Builders Care constructed the garage separately from the house build, and were able to accomplish this entirely using donated labor and materials. It was astounding! Thank you for your support. Terry Becker Terry Becker Construction, LLC

HBA urges you to get out and vote!

November 6 is Election Day. Turnout will be high as our country elects a president. There are also important races happening in our area. Locally, we have hopefuls running for office at the North Dakota legislature and for open seats on the Cass County Commission. Regardless of which political views you support, please get out and vote for housing. Your vote matters! Your HBA supports Rocky Schneider and Mary Scherling for Cass County Commission. We have contributed North Dakota Association of Builders political action committee funds to these candidates and believe they have the building industry’s issues in mind. There are pressing issues for the county to consider, not least of which includes permanent flood protection and the ongoing F-M diversion project. If you have questions about these candidates or the issues we face, don’t hesitate to contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846.

November is Spike Appreciation Month

A home with no nails would fall apart; likewise the HBA would fall down without its Spikes. They fasten the Association together and are membership champions. HBA members earn Spike credits for member recruitment and retention. Those in the Spike Club earn recognition at certain levels of credit accumulation and other perks. We are celebrating these Spike Club members on page 34 of this issue. I encourage you to check it out and learn more

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about who our Spikes are. You can also contact Allison at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. Spikes will also be specially recognized, and the top Spike awards will be given at the January General Membership Meeting.

Annual Meeting

Congratulations to all the nominees for Builder and Associate of the Year that were awarded Oct. 9. Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, received Builder of the Year; and Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc., received Associate of the Year. They are both to be commended for their efforts to make the Association and Home Builders Care Foundation better. Good luck representing the HBA at the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Annual Meeting Nov. 16, here, in Fargo!

November General Membership Meeting

We are shaking up the November General Membership Meeting with a keynote and social setting, featuring topnotch customer service expert, Dennis Snow, a former Disney executive. This is a chance to energize your customer service, socialize with industry peers and involve your team. Think about the “walk-through-fire” loyalty that customers have toward the Disney brand. Snow will give you ways and internal changes your company can make to help foster that same kind of loyalty through stellar customer service. He spent 20 years with the Walt Disney World Company and today is a full-time speaker, trainer and consultant dedicated to helping organizations achieve goals in the area of customer service, employee development and leadership.

NDAB brings Annual Meeting to Fargo Nov. 16

The North Dakota Association of Builders brings its Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet to Fargo Nov. 16 at the Ramada Plaza & Suites. We are going to “Raise the Roof!” NDAB plans to rock this annual meeting just like the economy is rockin’ in North Dakota. Save the date and check out page 27 for more details. There will be a report on a statewide housing assessment and a legislative preview that are free to members on Nov. 15!

Get ready to rock the North Dakota Association of Builders Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Nov. 16! - 2012 State Builder & Associate of the Year Awards - Installation of 2013 NDAB Board of Directors and Jason Eid, 2013 State President Details on pg 27.

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HBA welcomes Weckman as membership coordinator

The HBA of F-M has named Allison Weckman to its membership coordinator position. Her responsibilities will include recruiting and retaining members and implementing the Association’s membership programs. She will also work to build the volunteer base for the HBA’s committees and programs, and communicate services and benefits to current and Weckman potential members. Weckman is a North Dakota State University graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in mass communication. Originally from Fargo, she previously worked for the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce as its events coordinator, and was membership director for the Rochester Golf & Country Club. She is married to Kory Weckman, also an NDSU graduate, who is a mechanical engineer at IBM in Rochester; he is currently seeking employment in Fargo. They have a 21-month-old son, Nolan. Weckman replaces Jennifer McKinney who served as the HBA’s membership coordinator for the past three of the five years she was with the Association. The HBA board, staff and members thank McKinney for her time and wish her the best in her new endeavours.

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Give to NDAB-PAC, support housing NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ political action committee which supports pro-housing candidates. Club 2012 is a level of NDAB-PAC’s fundraising efforts making it easier for you to give! By becoming a Club 2012 member, you are investing in the future of your business and the housing industry. When you give $20.12 you are helping make housing one voice stronger! If you would like to be a member of Club 2012, contact Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm. com. HBA to volunteer for Salvation Army The HBA of F-M’s members will participate in bell ringing for the Salvation Army Dec. 17-19 at West Acres. Call Kirsten at (701) 232-5846 or kirsten@ hbafm.com to sign up for available time slots.

Minnesota Contractor Continuing Education:

Jan. 9 and Feb. 6

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Congratulations Builder, Associate of the Year nominees! by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

Builder and Associate of the year awards are given to recognize HBA of F-M members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for the Association, the industry and the community. The award is based on member spirit, civic activities, business accomplishments, state and local Association activities and overall support of the HBA and industry.

Builder of the Year Nominees Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes

Don Dabbert, Jr., owns Dabbert Custom Homes and currently serves on the HBA of F-M board of directors as an NAHB Life Director. He is also active on the Public Issues Committee and is an NDAB BUILD-PAC trustee for the North Dakota Association of Builders. Dabbert is a Gold Dabbert Key contributor to PAC, past HBA president and past winner of the local Builder of the Year award in 2000 and 2003. In 2003, he went on to win the NDAB Builder of the Year award as well. Dabbert’s homes won Parade of Homes Best of Show Horizon Awards several times. He is very active legislatively, serving on the NDAB Government Affairs Committee and testifying as needed at the capitol in Bismarck. He was also nominated for the local Builder of the Year award last year.

Vern Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc.

Vern Hanson is part owner of Hanson Bros., Inc., which is a charter member of the HBA of F-M. Hanson Bros. is a Parade of Homes participant and a strong supporter of workforce development and Home Builders Care Foundation. Hanson is a past HBA board member and president. Hanson He received the HBA’s Builder of the Year award in 2004, and Hanson Bros. received the BEAM Award from the HBA last year. He currently serves on the Public Issues Committee and remains active in PAC and local governmental affairs. He contributes to NDABPAC and is a Life Spike Club member. Hanson has also represented the HBA as a state director on the NDAB board, and on the National Association of Home Builders board.

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Both the Associate and Builder awards were chosen by a committee consisting of past winners, HBA Executive Committee members and HBA staff. A nomination form was inserted in the Plains Builder this summer seeking candidates. The HBA hopes members will aspire to win this award. Each local association in North Dakota nominates a Builder and Associate for these awards and those winners are recognized at the North Dakota Association of Builders’ competition at its annual meeting Nov. 16 at the Ramada Plaza & Suites in Fargo. HBA of F-M winners for the 2012 award are Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, and Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc.

See the facing page for their stories.

Associate of the Year Nominees Monica Hart, Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc.

Monica Hart owns Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc.. One of the first things she did after opening her doors in 2008 was join the HBA. She has been a Parade of Homes Committee member since 2004, serving as chair in 2009 and 2010. Hart also served on a task force to evaluate the Parade of Hart Homes Horizon Awards and judging within the past year. Last spring, she volunteered at the HBA’s booth during the RRV Home & Garden Show to speak to consumers about voting no on N.D. Measure 2, distributed flyers, put up yard signs and spoke to her Toastmasters group about the Measure. Hart is a past HBA Extra Mile Award winner, regularly attends General Membership Meetings and has been a tabletop sponsor since 2009.

Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom

Terry Lipp is currently a builder sales associate with Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom. He has been involved with the HBA for many years in the plumbing sales industry. Along with being a secretary on the HBA board, he is active on the Remodelers Council and is a past Lipp chairman of that group. Lipp is a Life Spike and served on the New Member Development Committee for two years. He is a strong supporter of the Council’s projects including the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat, wheelchair ramp projects and RENEW House. He volunteered for the Fall Home Show task force last year and donates to Home Builders Care Foundation. Lipp was also nominated for the Associate of the Year award in 2008, 2009 and 2011. He is the driving power behind Ferguson’s sponsorship support of the HBA.

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HBA awards Anderson, Lunski its highest honor: Builder, Associate of the Year

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ands-on, with a big heart to match his towering height, Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, was awarded the HBA of F-M’s Builder of the Year award for the second time Oct. 9 at the Association’s Annual Meeting/General Membership Meeting. Anderson became involved with the HBA in 1997 after volunteering for the Association’s first handicap accessible wheelchair ramp build. “The camaraderie working with other Builders and members made me realize that this Association had a lot of great, generous members, Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, and I wanted (left) receives his award from 2011 Builder of the to be even Year Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. more involved,” he says. Since that first build in 1997, Anderson has continued to lend his skills to many projects over the years including countless wheelchair ramps, Rebuilding Together projects, Habitat for Humanity builds, the HBA’s RENEW House and this year’s Home Builders Care Build for Habitat project. In addition to his hands-on contributions, Anderson has stepped into some of the highest leadership roles in the HBA of F-M, including presiding over the Home Builders Care Foundation board this year and serving as HBA president in 2005. He received the Builder of the year award in 2002 as well. Anderson was integral in the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat that was completed last month, being active in both planning and on the jobsite. He holds the Certified Green Professional designation, serves on the Education Committee, volunteers for the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades, helps with the Health, Tech &

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Trades Career Expo, and serves on the HBC Scholarship Committee and Remodelers Council. HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson says, “Dave is a caring person who became involved with the HBA to help the community, give back and learn more about his building industry peers. He is always there to help on the jobsite with the various community construction projects we coordinate. His involvement with events and opportunities to attract youth to the building industry is second-to-none. His patience and willingness to work with students as they find their career path is refreshing to see.” Besides being active in the HBA, Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife, Lenay, and their grown children Josh (wife Lisa), Marissa (husband Adam) and their grandchildren Aaron and Hugo. He is active with Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together.

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hile Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc., has generously given a lot of her expertise, positivity and skills to the HBA of F-M, she recognizes that she has also received much back in return. She became involved with the Association over 15 years ago, and admits her involvement was minimal at first. Nonetheless, she “showed up” for a few events. “A couple of years went by, and once I became involved with committee work, I began to realize how important the HBA is to our community,” she says. “It Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc., receives was clear the Associate of the Year award from 2011 that the winner John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & HBA’s work Painting Services, Inc. extended far beyond building homes. I was hooked.” This year, Lunski serves on the HBA board of directors as associate vice president. She has been active with the

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Find code requirements, code inspectors online

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has built a one-stop “Local Code Lookup” – online at http://workplace.doli.state.mn.us/jurisdiction – to help contractors and homeowners find local code requirements and code inspectors in one place. The online search tool helps users find which code authority has local jurisdiction for permits, plan review and inspection in the areas of boilers, building codes, electrical, elevators, high-pressure piping, plumbing or other Minnesota construction codes and licensing disciplines. By using the Local Code Lookup, the user can determine if the local jurisdiction has adopted the state building code, if it uses local electrical fees, which inspectors to contact and their phone numbers, etc. Users can choose jurisdiction directory information for a specific city, township or county.

New Year Celebration & Installation Jan. 10 • 5:30 p.m.

There will be no December GMM, so mark your calendar now to attend the January GMM! - 2013 Board of Directors & President Installation - Extra Mile Award Presentation - Spike Awards - BEAM Award - PAC Perks and PAC Committee Recognition

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Remodelers Council for six years and regularly helps with community service projects. Within the past few years, Lunski has become engaged in the HBA’s legislative efforts and is a Century Club contributor to the North Dakota Association of Builders Political Action Committee (NDAB-PAC). Lunski supports the HBA of F-M’s charity, Home Builders Care Foundation, is an advocate for membership growth through the Spike Club and exhibits in the Home & Garden Show and the Fall Home Show. She was also nominated for Associate of the Year in 2010 and 2011. HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson says, “Sylvia continually impresses members and staff with sincerity, and dedication to the HBA’s core mission of advocacy and being a voice for the building industry. She is willing to work behind-the-scenes to make things happen and her heartfelt commitment to her fellow members and our mission is amazing.” Away from the HBA, Lunski enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and their grown children Sarah (husband Tony), Jason and Ryan. She is a member of the FMAM Rotary Club, volunteers at Sts. Anne and Joachim Church, is a member of the North Dakota Interior Designers and served as a house captain for Rebuilding Together.

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Public Issues Report of Area

Affairs

Permit report shows highest construction value ever

HBA hosts N.D. legislative candidate open house

by Rocky Schneider, Director of Public Affairs

by Rocky Schneider, Director of Public Affairs

The Fargo-Moorhead building industry is at a recordsetting pace so far in 2012, according to the thirdquarter permit report released by the HBA of F-M. Total construction value is over $433 million, which is the highest ever posted through the first three quarters of the year. The previous high was in 2006 at $428 million. “What fantastic news! It is so exciting to see busy jobsites and smiling faces of those working in the home building industry,” says HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson. “After years of flooding and a shaky national economy, it is clear the industry is on a healthy trajectory again.” Residential construction is also moving at a scorching pace, posting the highest number of housing starts in five years. Single-family construction is at its highest level in seven years. Through September, there have been 732 housing starts in the F-M area. This pace is up 29 percent from the same time period in 2011. Housing starts include single-family, twin home and row houses. Housing starts are up dramatically in both Fargo and West Fargo. Fargo, at 325 starts (of which 242 are singlefamily permits) is up 59 percent. While West Fargo, at 322 starts (of which 264 are single-family permits) is more than double what it was in 2011. The city of Moorhead is on pace or slightly ahead of where it was a year before. The city saw 73 housing starts in both 2011 and 2012, but so far this year single-family permits are up 22 percent.

New building code expected to add thousands to home costs by Rocky Schneider, Director of Public Affairs

Every three years, the city of Fargo reviews the latest building codes from the International Code Council. The hearing process lasts roughly nine months in which the inspections department reviews the changes line-by-line and a series of amendments are proposed and considered. The 2012 version of the I-Codes is set to be adopted for the building season 2013. The HBA of F-M is an active participant in the hearing process. Its Codes Committee reviews the codes, reviews potential amendments suggested from the National Association of Homes Builders, meets with inspections officials and attends hearings in order to comment on and propose amendments. Building code updates play an important role in maintaining the latest in safety building standards. The 2012 code being considered by Fargo requires significant changes in its energy provisions. The 2009 IRC and IECC, the versions currently in place, were Building code con’t on pg 24

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The HBA of F-M hosted a North Dakota Legislative Candidate Open House Oct. 22 to meet local candidates running for the state L-R: N.D. Rep. Jim Kasper, NDAB Executive Officer Doreen Riedman and HBA Associate Legislature. Vice President Sylvia Lunski, Design This was an Direction, Inc. exclusive event for members to give them the opportunity to shake hands and chat about the issues with those future leaders before the bills are written and votes are cast. With over 30 members and candidates attending, it was a full open house! The social event was well-attended and a lot of fun, but a lot of serious issues were being discussed. Property taxes, diversion funding and building codes were some of the hot button items being thrown around. Members had a first-hand chance to ask legislative HBA staff and members socialize with North candidates Dakota legislative candidates Oct. 22 at the HBA what their office. positions are and what their solutions are to the problems facing the home building industry. This is the first ever of such events and the HBA hopes to continue it in the years to come as one of the many ways the Association tries to N.D. Senate candidate Rick Olek and HBA meet with Executive VIce President Bryce Johnson. our leaders

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News from the North

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Optimism for housing market continues to grow

It’s great to see the optimism in housing and the lift our colleagues across the country are experiencing. Expressing a more bullish outlook Eddy Mitzel on housing and economic growth, NDAB President Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, forecasts that GDP growth will range in the 2 percent range this year and next and “double that growth closer to 4 percent in 2014 and 2015.” At the same time, he expects job growth to go from two million per year to closer to three million in 2014 and 2015. “A big part of this optimism is the housing market,” said Zandi. “I expect 1.1 million total housing starts in 2013, 1.7 million to 1.8 million in 2014 and over 1.8 million in 2015.” Zandi noted the assumptions behind this rosy forecast, including the expectation that mortgage rates would remain very low, the availability of housing credit will improve as private mortgage lending begins to pick up, and the job market gains traction as policymakers work to resolve fiscal issues, which will ease market uncertainties. Specifically Zandi cited three fiscal policy concerns: • The fiscal cliff. If policymakers do nothing, the combination of pending tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in January could produce a fiscal drag of four percentage points, Zandi said, which would throw the economy back into recession. “Hiring will remain weak until this is resolved,” he said. • Treasury debt ceiling. By late February or early March, the Treasury is expected to hit its debt ceiling. A failure to raise the ceiling would prevent the U.S. government to borrow to meet its existing legal obligations, including the issuance of monthly Social Security checks. • Achieve fiscal sustainability. Zandi said that federal government expenditures as a percentage of GDP are 24 percent and revenues are 17 percent. He said this seven-point gap needs to be slashed to closer to two percentage points of GDP. “We need spending cuts and tax revenues to narrow future deficits,” he said. “If we can't do that, bad things will happen.” Acknowledging that these challenges won’t be easy, Zandi said his forecast is based on the assumption that Democrats and Republicans will eventually strike a deal on these contentious issues because each side has much to lose. Democrats, he said, don’t want to see tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and Republicans don't like the defense cuts mandated by sequestration. If the nation has the “political will to address the fiscal issues in a reasonable way, I think we will be off and running,” said Zandi.

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Housing moving forward to recovery

Sparked by rising home prices across much of the nation, the housing recovery is now under way, but fiscal uncertainties and other challenges could result in a bumpy ride in the coming months, according to Doreen Riedman economists participating in a recent NDAB Executive National Association of Home Builders Officer webinar on the construction and economic outlook. “We’re seeing a more robust housing sector than many other parts of the economy,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “One of the reasons is we have finally begun to see on a national scale that house prices are picking up again.” Crowe cited a number of other factors that are carrying the housing momentum forward. These include: • Pent-up household formations • Rising consumer confidence • Increasing builder confidence in all three legs of the industry: remodeling, multifamily and single-family construction • Growing rental demand • More than 100 metros currently on the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index However, Crowe offered several cautionary factors that continue to put a drag on housing activity at this time—including builders who are experiencing difficulties in obtaining production credit, qualified buyers who are unable to obtain mortgage loans, inaccurate appraisals, seriously delinquent mortgages that are at least 90 days late or in foreclosure, and a limited inventory of developed lots in certain markets. Other causes contributing to uncertainty in the marketplace include the looming “fiscal cliff” that will trigger mandatory budget cuts and tax increases at the beginning of next year, pending Dodd-Frank Act regulations. These regulations make financial institutions hesitant to lend since they don’t know how the new rules will affect them, tax reform, and the future role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the nation’s housing finance system. NAHB is forecasting a 21 percent increase in singlefamily starts this year to 528,000 units and a further 26 percent climb to 665,000 units in 2013. Multifamily housing starts are expected to rise 26 percent this year to 224,000 units and six percent in 2013 to 238,000 units.

Don’t miss the NDAB Annual Meeting Nov. 15-16. Details on pg 27.

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News from around the state...

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

Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association • (701) 222-2400 Roxy Jacobson, Executive Officer • www.bmhba.com • The November GMM will be held at the Elks Lodge Nov. 8 with our board meeting to follow. We will be awarding the BSC scholarship funds to the students that received scholarships earlier in the semester. We will also be presenting Spike Club and Builder and Associate of the Year awards. Most importantly, we will be adding one new board member to the board of directors. • The Holiday Open House is going to be an exciting event, with Advantage Appliance sponsoring the evening and offering a washer/dryer set to be given away that night! They are bringing some games of chance too, so you may win something. Thank you to Advantage Appliance for sponsoring this event Dec. 13 at the Ramkota Hotel. • The Annual Banquet is right around the corner and this year we are moving to a new venue. The Radisson will play host to our annual banquet and silent auction. Please save the date for Jan. 10!

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

NDAB Member Rebate Program

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

• Our October GMM agenda was packed. In addition to a special presentation regarding our new hospital from Reed Reyman, we invited local and area legislators to give brief reports. We also recognized and honored our past presidents. Eleven of our past presidents were able to attend and were honored for their distinguished service to our local organization. • We elected five new board members and held a special meeting for elected new officers. Arnold Karsky was elected president; Kyle Kuntz, vice president and Irene Schafer, Secretary-Treasurer.

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

• At our October GMM, Builder and Associate of the Year Awards were presented. We are proud to announce that LeRoy Kurtyka, Northern Plumbing Supply, is our 2012 Associate of the Year, and Stacey Kemp, Simonson Lumber & Hardware, is our 2012 Builder of the Year. • On Nov. 13, Simonson Lumber & Hardware will host Builders after Hours. Builders and remodelers who are not members will also be invited to attend. • Christmas Builders after Hours will be at The Lighting Gallery and will be hosted by the Membership Committee Dec. 13.

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

• On Nov. 15-16, the MAB Executive Officers will be attending the NDAB Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet in Fargo. • Our annual Holiday Open House will be Dec. 14 at the MAB Conference Center.

Williston Area Builders Association • (701) 572-4722 Tina Hanson, Executive Officer • www.willistonbuilders.com • We are excited to announce we have moved into our new office at 115 2nd Ave. W, Ste 107.

Do you work in homes built in 1978 or earlier?

According to the EPA RRP Rule, building and remodeling firms must have one or more certified renovators assigned to each job where paint is disturbed in homes built in 1978 or earlier. Get your training through the HBA. See page 27 for details.

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

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News from the Builders

Association of Minnesota

BAM code process update

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry released draft versions of its recommended Minnesota amendments for the 2012 International Residential Code and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code the first week of October. Both code drafts include disappointing amendments for our industry and Minnesota homeowners. The proposed 2012 IRC would require fire sprinklers in all single-family homes with a floor area of 4,500 square feet. The floor area includes all floors and basements, whether finished or not, but excludes garages. Of course, this is unacceptable to our industry and we will be challenging this amendment as part of an Administrative Law Judge hearing.

Next Steps

Now that a draft code has been published by DLI, the Construction Codes Advisory Council is the next to discuss it Oct. 19. Kathe Ostrom (BATC) represents BAM and the industry on this committee. Ostrom, BAM staff and the BAM Codes Committee will prepare for that meeting at which BAM will make its case. The CCAC does not have the power to make that much change to the residential building code. The CCAC’s purview, as stated by DLI, is: • Review laws, codes, rules, standards, and licensing requirements relating to building construction. • Make recommendations on ways to eliminate inconsistencies, streamline construction regulation and construction procedures, and improve procedures within and among jurisdictions. • Review and comment on current and proposed laws and rules to promote coordination and consistency. • Advise agencies on possible changes in rules to make them easier to understand and apply, and also promote the coordination, within each jurisdiction, of the administration and enforcement of construction codes. CCAC review is the first step the department must take before publishing a final draft of each code in the Minnesota State Register, which triggers the next steps in the march toward an Administrative Law Judge hearing. At that point, BAM will have 30 days to submit 25 letters to DLI to initiate an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing. Once the letters are received DLI will schedule the ALJ and BAM will present its testimony and data before the judge. We will need your help in the coming weeks and months as BAM staff prepares for the ALJ hearing on fire sprinklers. BAM Director of Codes and Research Karen Linner may be calling on you to send data or to testify at the hearing. In the meantime, BAM is organizing a Fire Sprinkler ALJ Public Relations Task Force and we’d like a representative from each local association to contribute. The meetings will be available via conference calls. If you are willing to serve, please contact Katherine Nielsen at katherinen@bamn.org or (651) 646-7959.

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Contractor registration program update BAM has received an update from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry on the Contractor Registration pilot program. Registration is free and online at www.dli.mn.gov/register. As of Sept. 15, the next phase of the contractor registration program has begun. In addition to registering, contractors will also need to comply with the subcontracting requirements of the new law. This includes subcontracting work to registered or licensed contractors unless the contractor meets an exemption specified in the law. DLI has created several tools to help construction contractors with the registration program: • Contractors can register at www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/ register.asp. • Contractors can verify that their subs are registered or licensed on the DLI License Look-up link at secure. doli.state.mn.us/lookup/licensing.aspx. • Contractors can verify that their subs carry workers compensation insurance at www.inslookup.doli.state. mn.us. • DLI has developed a checklist to help contractors comply with both the registration and the subcontracting provisions of the new law. The checklist can be found at www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/ PDF/registration_checklist.pdf. • DLI has updated the frequently asked questions (FAQs) on their website at www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/ PDF/registrationFAQ.pdf. For more information about contractor registration, contact DLI at (651) 284-5074 or dli.register@state.mn.us.

Booth space is available!

Feb. 22-24 • Fargodome Reserve your space today. Contact Alison at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com.

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News from the National

Association of Home Builders

Remodeler of the Year named, two inducted into Remodeling Hall of Fame

Oct. 12, 2012 - The National Association of Home Builders Remodelers named Robert Criner, GMR, CAPS, CGP, of Criner Remodeling in Yorktown, Va., the 2012 Remodeler of the Year in recognition of his professional remodeling achievements. N. Claiborne Porter, AIA, CGR, CGP, of Anchorage, Alaska and Douglas Sutton, CGR, CAPS, of Springfield, Ill., were both inducted into the Remodeling Hall of Fame for their contributions to the remodeling industry. The announcements were made at the NAHB Remodelers’ gala on Oct. 11 during the Remodeling Show in Baltimore. “Robert Criner brings the highest level of professionalism to all of his endeavors, including his contributions to every level of the NAHB federation,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman George “Geep” Moore Jr., GMB, CAPS, GMR, a remodeler from Elm Grove, La. “I’m pleased to present this award to a remodeler who has achieved success in business, contributed to his community, served on my advisory council and is an excellent representative for the remodeling industry.” Criner has been in business with Criner Remodeling for 35 years and joined NAHB Remodelers in 1983. He is an association leader at the local, state and national levels and authored numerous articles in national trade journals to share his industry expertise. In addition to his excellent

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customer service record, Criner is an active community volunteer. Moore said, “As a founding member of NAHB Remodelers, Clai Porter has had a profound impact on the remodeling industry at the local, state and national level. Doug Sutton uses his own involvement and interest in the remodeling industry to inspire others to participate in NAHB. It is an honor to induct both Clai and Doug into the Remodeling Hall of Fame for their irreplaceable contributions to our industry.” Porter is the longest continuously serving home builder member in the state of Alaska, an NAHB Senior Life Director and was named Alaska’s Builder of the Year four times. A founding member of the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Porter served as chairman of the board for 10 years, encouraging research and development for innovative construction techniques for the Alaskan home. Porter is politically active in support of housing issues and teaches construction industry classes to the next generation of housing professionals at the University of Alaska. An NAHB member since 1976, Sutton served as NAHB Remodelers chairman twice, is an NAHB Life Director and has represented remodelers on various NAHB committees. Politically active in support of housing issues, Sutton also champions fundraising efforts for the scholarship fund that helps local remodeler leaders get involved at the national level with NAHB Remodelers.

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RRV Home & Garden Show Feb. 22-24, 2013 Fargodome Double feature for 2013 Home & Garden Show Jyll Everman Chef, ‘Next Food Network Star’ Finalist, Geralin Thomas Professional organizer, A&E’s ‘Hoarders’ by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The HBA of F-M is very excited for the upcoming RRV Home & Garden Show, but is even more thrilled to tell you about the amazing featured speakers! Jyll Everman was a finalist on the Next Food Network Star and will be doing cooking demos all three days! She will cover tailgating eats, finger foods and more! Everman was a private chef for six years before opening her own catering company, Jyllicious Bites, which is devoted to gourmet finger foods. She currently teaches monthly cooking classes in various venues in Los Angeles and is a part-time culinary specialist at Williams-Sonoma, the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware in the United States. Geralin Thomas is a professional organizer who offers real solutions for real people, emphasizing simplicity and excellence in her approach to organizing challenges both large and small. She is the past president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers as well as a chronic disorganization and ADHD specialist. She founded her company, Metropolitan Organizing, in 2002 to help transform the lives of her clients. Her seminars will cover spring cleaning and decluttering RRV Home & Garden Show con’t on pg 24

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2013 Home & Garden Show Exhibitors *as of 10/15/12

ABC Seamless ACME TOOLS Aire Serv of Fgo Mhd All Finish Concrete, Inc. Amcon Block & Precast American Federal Bank Anderson Hardwood Floors LLC Anderson Homes, Inc. Arvig B-Dirt Construction, LLC Baker Nursery Garden & Gift Barnesville Economic Development Authority Basement Technologies of North Dakota, Inc. Basement Water Controlled Bell State Bank & Trust Bergeson Nursery Bernie's Water Conditioning BFJ Home Builders Inc. Blue Ox Timber Frames, Ltd. Braaten Cabinets Inc. Bremer Bank, National Association Budget Blinds of Fargo Building Concepts, Inc. Cambria Cass County Electric Cooperative Cass County Soil Conservation District Chris Hawley Architect City of Dilworth City of Fargo - Forestry Department City of Fargo - Recycling Services City of Frazee City of Kindred Coatings Unlimited LLC Coldwell Banker First Realty Comfort World Windows Cook's Warehouse Crane Johnson Lumber Company Culligan Water Conditioning Curb Design Curb Xtrehm Dakota Fence Dakota Wall Systems, Inc. DECKMASTERS Design Direction, Inc. DIY Wood Studio Dust Busters Furnance & Duct Cleaning Earthloop of Fosston LLC Edward Jones Electro Watchman, Inc. Exclusive Home Products Extreme Panel Technologies, Inc. Fabricators Supply Fabricators Unlimited Fargo Glass & Paint Company

Fargo Tractor Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom First Class Mortgage II, Inc. First International Bank & Trust First Mortgage Service, Inc. Flags West Pink Ink FM Home & Patio, Inc. Foam DR's LLC Focal Point Kitchens Foltz Buildings G & J Awning & Canvas, Inc. Gate City Bank Grace Electric Greenscape Companies, Inc. H2 Consulting Hankinson Community Development Corporation, Inc. Hass Geosystems, Inc. Hazelwood Enterprises LLC - Flagpoles Healing Arts Chiropractic Heartland Heating and Cooling Inc. Heritage Homes High Plains Water, Inc. HighPoint Homes Hillsboro Hospitality Homark Homes Inc. Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc. Hot Springs Spas & Four Season Sunrooms I'll Tile & Stone Inc. In The Shades Innovative Basement Systems & Egress Windows Interior Affairs Interstate Spray Foam, LLC Invisible Fence of Fargo LLC Jack Chivers Realty Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc. JR Construction Kensok's Hardwood Floors, Inc. Kitchen Solvers Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Lake Agassiz Habitat For Humanity Lakes Specialty Services Lamperts Lumber Laney's, Inc. Lemke Home Improvements, Inc. Life Chiropractic Center Luxury Bath of Fargo M & E Sales Maple River Winery, LLC Marvin Windows & Doors Mayville Portland EDC Merry Maids Midwest Grinding, Inc. Minnesota State Community and

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Technical College Minnesota Warehouse Furniture & Amish Gifts Minnkota Windows, Inc. Monkey Bars Garage Storage Morton Buildings, Inc. Mr. Sandless My Pillow, Inc. National Sales Nelson Window Company Nichols Family Chiropractic Nodak Stores Nor-Son, Inc. North Country Marketing North Dakota One Call Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society Northern Plumbing Supply Northern Turf Management, Inc. Northland Truss Systems, Inc. Norwex Enviro Products Olson Pools & Spas Opp Construction Overhead Door Company of Fargo Park Co. Realtors Partylite Gifts Paul Bunyan Nurseries Pella Windows & Doors Prairie Supply, Inc. Precision Concrete Cutters Precision Fence Premium Decks Price-Rite Home Improvements, Inc. Property Resources Group Prudential Premier Real Estate Quality Cabinets, Inc. Rainbow Play Systems of North Dakota Red River Glazing, Inc. Reliable Energy Solutions, Inc. Revive Sales Rigels, Inc. Ron Holstrom Antique Floors & More Rusco Window Company S & S Landscaping Company, Inc. Sanford HealthCare Accessories Scentsy Sensible Security Signature Landscapes Inc. Simonson Lumber Sisters with Jewels Site On Sound, Inc. Smart Spaces, Inc. Solutions Stahl Architects & Builders

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Larry Leadhead EPA Lead Enthusiast

EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Certification training available Nov. 14

Federal law requires building and renovation firms (including soleproprietorships) to be certified and requires individuals who work in homes built in 1978 or earlir to be trained in the use of lead-safe work practices. Individuals wishing to become certified renovators must take eight hours of training to become a “certified renovator.” Minnesota municipalities now verify lead certification for residential builders, remodelers, roofers and manufactured home installers when requesting a permit to work on homes built prior to 1978. In addition to having a certified renovator(s), firms will need to submit an application to become certified before offering or performing the work covered under the rules. The Environnmental Protection Agency 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.

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• Firms must apply for re-certification. • For a printable application, go to www.epa.gov/lead/ pubs/firmapp.pdf.

Register today with HBA

The HBA of F-M is offering EPA Lead RRP certification training with UND Environmental Training Institute. The class satisfies requirements for renovator training, is taught by an EPA-certified presenter and is approved for eight hours of Minnesota contractor continuing education (does not include energy). The class is from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Nov. 14. Members can register for $170, and non-members for $225. For more details, or to register, contact Kirsten at (701) 232-5846 or kirsten@hbafm.com.

Lead Renovator Training When: 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m. Nov. 14 Where: Cass County Electric Cooperative, 4100 32nd Ave. S., Fargo Cost: HBA member $170 Non-member $255 Register: Contact Kirsten at (701) 232-5846 or kirsten@hbafm.com.

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Lindemann Concrete Construction celebrates 20 years

Property Tax Rebate: Details of the Make Moorhead Home Rebate

by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

by Lisa Vatnsdal, Moorhead Neighborhood Services Manager

In August, Lindemann Concrete Construction, LLC, celebrated 20 years in the concrete business. Owner Kent Lindemann said about 200 people attended a celebration at his shop west of Harwood, N.D., that included a cook-out and performance by local band, The Front Fenders. Lindemann began his career in the construction industry directly out of high school, with Dahl’s Industrial Tool. He gathered experience in saw cutting, core drilling and patch restoration while working for other companies in his youth. Eventually, his career path branched into an opportunity for him to work one-on-one with a master finisher, Wil Ormiston, which he calls “my college education.” “He and I got along well, and I learned a lot from him in three years. He was a good mentor. There are a lot of people I’ve learned from, and having over 21 years in the Air Guard had a lot to do with it (the company’s growth and success),” Lindemann says. Eventually, Lindemann started his own business that now employs eight to 12 people and provides services in commercial concrete, basement repair, new residential, remodeling additions and working with larger industrial contractors to provide concrete. The company also still provides commercial snow removal services, which Lindemann started nearly 30 years ago. Lindemann has been a member of the HBA of F-M since 1995. He enjoys running his own business and the flexibility it provides with family activities and lifestyle. He points out he is a “working boss” as he has been on the job, driving truck, for the past year and does 70 percent of his company’s excavation. “I do my own estimating and billing, and we run our own repair shop where we refurbish our trucks and maintain our equipment,” he says. “I’ve always enjoyed making a living.” Follow your HBA of F–M on Twitter: @HBAFM

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There is a new property tax rebate program for investing in newly built homes and for remodeling of existing homes in Moorhead. There is no maximum construction limit and land value is included in the rebate calculation: • On a new $250,000 home that starts after Sept. 1, 2012, the two-year value is more than $5,700! • On a new $1 million home that starts after Sept.1, 2012, the two-year value is more than $13,700! We think this new program is a great advantage to Moorhead, and even more so when homeowners consider that most Moorhead homes and new building lots do not require flood insurance. Construction activity that occurred in 2012 before Aug. 31 still qualifies for a rebate, but the general taxes payable to Clay County are not included in the rebate for these properties. A rebate calculator is available at www.makemoorheadhome.com so a builder or buyer can estimate the value of the rebate for various property values and construction dates. There is also a two-year incentive for remodeling that increases the value of the property by at least $25,000 for homes and $50,000 for apartment buildings (value not the cost of improvements). The city of Moorhead will send application materials to those who have already taken out permits on 2012 homes, and from this point forward, applications will be provided when building permits are taken. Tax payments will be due as scheduled on May 15 and Oct. 15 of each year, and the rebate of the eligible portion of the tax payments is scheduled to be refunded in December of each year of eligibility. If the property is sold during the rebate term, distribution of the rebate should be specified as a provision of the sales agreement. For more information: Contact the city of Moorhead at living@cityofmoorhead.com or (218) 299-5434.

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Thank you sponsors! Platinum Sponsor:

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by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The 23rd Annual Fall Home Show hosted new show dates and ran Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. The new format went over well although the 85 degree weather challenged attendance. Overall, the show had a good turnout and exhibitors were very pleased with the quality of consumers! Over 1,200 consumers enjoyed the variety of companies, services and products the show had to offer. With a total of 77 exhibits, there was plenty to see, plus featured speakers Joel Karsten and Todd Weinmann gave great tips, ideas and takeaways for all seminar attendees. Topics ranged from winterizing your yard to landscape lighting and creating an outdoor room. Accent Kitchen & Bath, the show’s platinum sponsor, held great seminars on kitchen and bath trends, budgets and before and afters and also received great feedback and evaluations. The HBA of F-M’s Remodelers Council hosted the show for the 23rd year. It included exhibits featuring contractors, flooring, siding, spas, windows, water purification, decks, heating and air conditioning, interior decorating and design, kitchen and bath design, cabinetry, garages and more!

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Thank you 2012 Fall Home Show Supporters! Fall Home Show exhibitors The Forum Remodelers Council Hornbacher’s Culligan Water Conditioning NAHB Student Chapters Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Moorhead Minnesota State University Moorhead North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton North Dakota State University

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HBA of F-M General

Membership Meetings

Oct. GMM awards highest honors, recognizes 25-year members by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The HBA of F-M’s Annual Meeting/October GMM saw a great turnout! Just under 100 members were in attendance and walked away with great insight on the Fargo-Moorhead past and future housing trends from a wonderful presentation by Neal Eriksmoen from Appraisal Services, Inc. A fun social game, focused on our November GMM and keynote speaker Dennis Snow, got everyone networking; Bruce Johnson, RE/MAX Realty 1, was the lucky winner of $25 cash and a free registration ($40 value) to the November meeting. Also recognized during the program were the HBA’s newest 25-year members: Craig Geron Decorating Artists, Inc.; Dave Anderson Construction; Fargo Glass & Paint Company; Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc.; Knight Printing; RDC Consultant; Rick Samson Construction, Inc.; Structural Materials, Inc.; The Forum and Vidger Business Consulting. Prize Winners: Last, but not least, the Builder and Sponsor prize, $50 gift card to Associate of the Year were awarded and Beefsteak Club: recognized for all they have done in Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc. the past year with the HBA and in the community. The 2012 Builder of the Two-Consecutive Year is Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Meeting Winner: Peter Johnson, Construction, and the 2012 Associate Cornerstone Bank of the Year is Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc. Congratulations and a big Stage Décor Winners: thank you from the entire HBA of F-M! Sylvia Lunski, More on the winners and nominees start on Design Direction, Inc. page 8. Perry Eidem, Allied Building

Thank You

October Sponsor!

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

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

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Beth Kemmer, Stone Countertop Outlet

25-year members receive personalized clocks during the Oct. GMM. L-R: George Blank, Structural Materials, Inc.; Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction and Reed Stigen, Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc.

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Thank you sponsor Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc!

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Oct. GMM/Annual Meeting Highlights

Home Heating, Reed and Vicki Stigen,with Ken Krajsa, ., Inc , A/C & Plumbing and Jane Volk, Bell State Bank & Trust Gate City Bank.

Oct. GMM speaker Neal Eriksmoen, Appraisal Services, Inc., and Larry Mayer, Solution Design, Inc.

Some of the HBA Mickey Mouse balloon staff pose with the during registration.

Marc Bushee, Property Resources Group and Kristie Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., return their social game cards for a chance to win a free registration to Dennis Vern Hanson, Hanson Bros. Inc., Jason Snow Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, inc., Dave Anderson, Nov. 8. Dave Anderson Construction, and Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes.

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It’s that time of year again – winter is just around the corner.

In order to continue to accommodate your requests for service, we will continue to install service wire in the ground until we are unable to do so. Once the level of firmness reaches a point where we find it difficult to install, we will begin to implement our cold-weather fees. This could take place anytime after the first of November. Cold weather charges are $4/ foot from feed point to the meter socket.

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Top-notch Disney customer service expert, Dennis Snow, speaks at Nov. 8 GMM Event open to members, non-members by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The HBA of F-M’s November meeting aims to give, not only its members, but everyone in the community, a chance to learn from one of the best when it comes to customer service. Join us Nov. 8 at the Ramada Plaza & Suites! Dennis Snow presents “Lessons From the Mouse (Mickey, that is!)” and will give attendees takeaways on the top things to remember when it comes to Dennis Snow is the November GMM customer service. keynote speaker and has over 20 Snow has gained years of experience working with The his experience from Walt Disney World Company. 20 years with The Walt Disney World Company. Today he is a full-time speaker, trainer and consultant who is dedicated to helping organizations achieve goals in the area of customer service, employee development and leadership. The HBA is excited to bring Snow to Fargo and invites both members and non-members to attend. This is an amazing opportunity for professionals to learn what great customer service looks like, along with what other facets of the internal community a company should revolve around. In today’s competitive business environment, differentiating your service is the key to attracting and retaining customers while driving bottomline results. You don’t want to miss this!

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Energize your customer service. Socialize with peers. Involve your team. WHEN: Thurs., Nov. 8 3 – 5 p.m. Keynote Presentation 5 p.m. Social and heavy hors d’oeuvres WHERE: Ramada Plaza & Suites 1635 42nd St. S, Fargo COST: Pre-registered: $40 Walk-ins: $45 Register: Call (701) 232-5846, email info@hbafm. com or at www.hbafm.com. *Open to both members and non-members!

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HBA of F-M Builder

& Associate Member Feature

Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc. Quality work stems from dedicated employees, diversified skills by Kirsten Rosenow, Communication & Office Coordinator

From an early age, Richard Schmit has been surrounded by the construction industry. As a young boy, he watched his dad build homes, create cabinets and work on home additions. After graduating from high school, Schmit attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead and, in 1983, began working out of a single stall garage in north Fargo. He began his company by focusing on remodeling and cabinetry. Today, Schmit has expanded to include 15 employees and a range of services. Having both the experience of a home builder and custom woodworker, Schmit sees his company having a unique advantage in the industry. “I feel owning a cabinet shop and doing our own custom woodwork gives our projects a very special touch,” he says. “We do remodeling, custom homes, custom cabinetry and commercial work. We are very diversified.” Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc., is able to offer its clients a wide range of services thanks to its multitalented team, which includes design personnel, project managers, framers, Richard Schmit, owner of Schmit Brothers finish carpenters and cabinet makers. Construction, Inc. “Schmit Brothers Construction would not be where it’s at without the hard work and dedication of our employees, most who have been with the company for many years,” says Schmit. As the industry grows and changes, Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc., continues to do the same, staying on top of new products and ideas, while still doing quality work. “This is an ever-changing industry, so those of us in the field need to be open to new ideas and ways of doing things,” says Schmit, who is always working with his clients to make housing and remodeling products affordable without cutting the quality of work. “We try to help clients determine certain cost-saving solutions, both short and long term, without sacrificing quality,” he says. “Products and construction techniques are becoming more energy efficient and more green products are being used.” Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc., joined the HBA of F-M in 2000 after learning about Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc., has been in the Association through a local business almost 30 years. lumberyard. “I joined because I felt it was a valuable way to meet people in my field and learn about current issues involving the building trade,” says Schmit. One way Schmit has been involved with the Association is by showing Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc., con’t on pg 26

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Building code con’t from pg 11

required due to federal provisions that accompanied aid to the state. The 2009 IRC and IECC were also significant leaps in stricter energy standards. According to a cost analysis done by NAHB, to upgrade the energy chapter of the IECC from the 2009 version to the 2012 version it would cost an estimated $6,465 per home. The HBA is reviewing the individual provisions within the chapter to make sure that the benefits match the costs. If you would like more information on the code hearings or the HBA’s involvement, please contact Rocky Schneider at rocky@ hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846. RRV Home & Garden Show con’t from pg 16

your home and will give info about what makes a hoarder, the attraction and attachment to possessions. The Home & Garden Show will be Feb. 22-24, 2013 at the Fargodome. Contact Alison at (701) 232-5846 or Alison@hbafm. com to exhibit. 2013 Home & Garden Show Exhibitors con’t from pg 16 *as of 10/15/12

Starion Financial Steamatic of the Red River Valley Stone Countertop Outlet Studs to Rugs, Inc. Sun Companies Swenson Masonry LLC T & S Custom Homes, Inc. Tastefully Simple Terry Eggan Consulting LLC Thermo-Tech Windows Tomahawk Log & Country Homes, Inc. Town & Country Credit Union Town & Country Realty Tri-State Construction of Fargo, Inc. Tubs of Fun! The Family Recreation Superstore! Twin City Garage Door, Inc. US Bank Valley Central Vacuum Valley Mortgage Watkins Products Western Products, Inc. Western State Bank Windows Plus, Inc. Zenergy by West Central Telephone

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The HBA thanks members who are involved with this industry:

Transportation; Moving & Storage; Automotive & Equipment Leasing; Snow Removal Holland Enterprises, Inc. Security Self Storage - South LLC Fisher Enterprises, Inc. Bosh Enterprises, Inc. Integrity Excavating Enterprises Builders — Start planning now for the

Spring Parade of Homes April 27 - May 6

Meet your Board: John Koerselman by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

John Koerselman is owner and president of Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. He founded the company in 1996 with a partner, and later took over sole ownership. He originally joined the HBA of F-M in 2004 mainly because he wanted to play in the popular summer Golf Outing. “It wasn’t until the following year that I attended my first GMM,” he says. “While I was there I saw quite a few people that I John Koerselman, either did business with or Red River Drywall & Painting knew. It didn’t take me very Services, Inc. long to see how important the HBA is not only to my business, but also to the community in which I live.” Koerselman was named to the board of directors last year. He also serves on the Public Issues Committee and has been active in supporting the HBA’s efforts involving many government affairs issues. He also supports GMMs through sponsorships and continues to participate in the Golf Outing. He received the HBA’s Associate of the Year award last year and went on to win the state honor with the North Dakota Association of Builders. Koerselman views the board as important because it helps to maintain the structure of the Association. He became involved with the board of directors to take the next step in involvement with the Association. “I have been able to learn how the HBA operates,” he says. “I enjoy being a part of the decision-making process and seeing all the upcoming projects that one can be involved with.” Away from work and the HBA, Koerselman enjoys taking trips with his family, golfing and hunting.

Fun facts about John Favorite service provided by the HBA: Public Issues What you never knew about me: Huge YANKEES fan! Favorite vacation spot: Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico. VIPs I’ve met: John Gunkelman Favorite TV program: Hawaii Five-O Last book you read: Hunger Games – I cheated and went to the movie instead.

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News from the

HBA of F-M Remodelers Council

Consider the joining the Remodelers 2012 Remodelers Council Council in 2013

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

Gary Grandbois Granites Unlimited (Past Chair)

Member Companies

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

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You may have noticed the Remodelers Council logo in many places this fall, the HBA of F-M hosted its first ever Remodeled Home Tour, held its 23rd annual Fall Home Show and completed its first ever Habitat for Humanity home. The HBA Remodelers Council was formed in 1990 and assists in the planning and coordination of the Fall Home Show and Remodeled Home Tour and tries to coordinate about two or three handicap accessibility ramps each year. Remodelers join the Council to improve their business management skills, to network with colleagues, to perform community service and to work for the betterment of the industry. If you are involved in the remodeling industry and are not part of the HBA Remodelers Council, consider joining the companies listed to the left that are currently members.

Remodelers Council benefits

Membership with the HBA Remodelers Council automatically makes you a member of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers. Membership with NAHBR reflects a remodeler’s commitment to responsible business practices, quality construction and reliable customer service. For only $50 a year, you can enjoy benefits like: • Networking to strengthen your business. • Marketing and promotion to boost your bottom line. • Advocacy to make your voice heard. • Information to keep you at the forefront of industry developments • Subscription to Professional Remodeler magazine and RENews e-newsletter. • Only NAHBR members are listed in the Directory of Professional Remodelers and promoted to consumers For more information about the HBA Remodelers Council, or to join, contact Allison at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. For more information about NAHBR, please contact Therese Crahan at (800) 368-5242 ext. 8211 or at tcrahan@nahb.org. Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc., con’t from pg 24

Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc., homes in the Spring Parade of Homes. He is also a Certified Renovator and has taken part in past continuing education classes offered through the HBA. As Schmit Brothers Construction nears 30 years of business, Schmit continues to enjoy working on different aspects of projects, from design and coordination, to brain-storming ideas, to meeting with clients. “I like a challenge and creating unique, more efficient ways of doing things related to the industry,” he says. For those starting out in the industry, Schmit lists many things to help a business owner stay successful. “Do what you do the best. Know your products and pay close attention to your clients,” he says. “Be on top of your jobs at all times. Listen to others in the industry who have experience – always be open to learning from them; they are your best teachers.” Schmit Brothers Construction, Inc. 2515 12th St. N. Fargo, ND 58102 (701) 232-1979

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‘Raise the Roof’ at the NDAB Annual Meeting Nov. 15-16

We welcome all members to the NDAB Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet that will be held Thursday-Friday, Nov.15-16 at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. A registration form can be found at www.ndbuild.com.

HBA of F-M Education Schedule The HBA of F-M is excited to offer many classes to its members. Mark your calendar for the upcoming continuing education classes offered in 2013. To register, contact Kirsten at (701) 232-5846 or kirsten@hbafm.com

Nov. 14 Certified Lead Renovator Training Thursday, Nov. 15 1–1:45 p.m.

Registration/Board Check-In

1:45–2:45 p.m.

The 411 on the 3-In-1” (Local, State and National: Everyone is encouraged to attend this orientation program.)

3–4 p.m.

Results of the new Statewide Housing Needs Assessment Dr. Richard Rathge, Ph.D., NDSU State Data Center

4:15–5:30 p.m. Legislative Preview Legislative Panel and Preview of the Session

Friday, Nov. 16 8:30 a.m.– 2:15 p.m.

All members welcomed an encouraged to d attend Thursday even ts!

NDAB Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting

2:30–4:30 p.m. NDAB-PAC Trustees Meeting 5–6:15 p.m.

NDAB-PAC Appreciation Reception Off-site, by invitation only for $365+ donors.

6:15 p.m.

Social & Silent Auction to benefit NDAB-PAC

7:15 p.m.

Awards Banquet 2012 State Builder & Associate of the Year Awards Installation of 2013 NDAB Board of Directors and Jason Eid, 2013 State President Music/Entertainment

Register at www.ndbuild.com

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• 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Cass County Electric Cooperative, 4100 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. • This course is approved for eight hours of contractor continuing education by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry (does not include energy) and is presented by UND Environmental Training Institute EPA-certified trainer. • Cost (includes lunch): Member: $170; Non-Member: $225 • More details can be found on page 17.

Nov. 27 Lunch & Learn “All About Ice Dams: Science, Solutions and Educating Homeowners”

• 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • HBA office, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. • The first part of this class will cover the science and source of ice dams, some common solutions, what to look for during production and benefits of educating homeowners. The second part will include a panel discussion, including questions and answers, with two HBA of F-M members, Dan Beecher, Foam DR’s LLC, and Larry Mayer, Solution Design Inc, on their experience and expertise in the field. • Cost (includes lunch): $10

Jan. 9 and Feb. 6 Minnesota Building Contractor Continuing Education

• 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Butler Training Machinery Facility, 3401 33rd St. S., Fargo. • Class details coming soon.

Jan. 11 Electrical Contractor Continuing Education • Class details coming soon.

March 8 Power Limited Technician Continuing Education • Class details coming soon.

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News from the Home

Builders Care Foundation

Fall scholarship reception Nov. 13 2012 Fall scholarships were determined in late October and the reception to Home Builders Care recognize the recipients will be 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the HBA of F-M. Please Board of Trustees come and meet the upcoming members of our industry. Information on all the winners will be in the December issue of the Plains Builder.

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

CASEY BECKERLEG CARL BLANK BRAD MORRIS ANDY NELSON BOB KOCHMANN

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

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

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Start thinking now about making your year-end donations. Home Builders Care is the Foundation of the home building industry, so there is no better group to support! Funds donated to HBC go to support things like our Fall Scholarships, workforce development events like the Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo and projects like the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat. Other ways you can support HBC is to take your aluminum cans to Minnkota Recycling and designate your donation for HBC. Use Goodsearch for your web searches. We receive one cent per search when you choose Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation as the organization you are supporting.

Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo

HBC Foundation and the HBA of F-M are a Gold sponsor of the Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo, Dec. 6 at the Fargodome. This event is a great way to promote careers within our industry. You can see a list of members who have participated in the past below. We want to provide hands-on exhibits for as many sectors of our industry as possible. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@ hbafm.com to help represent our industry. Special thanks to the following people for working at the HBA/ HBC booth during the Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo: Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction Brent Atkins, Minnkota Windows Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Stephanie Lindemann, Heritage Homes Chase Griesbach Darrin Mulcahy, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. The following HBA members worked side-by-side with competitors to create booths that represent their industry. Thank you for collaborating on this effort to promote our industry to students: Chris Bourassa, Midwest Concrete Pumping, LLC Kade Bussinger, Network Cabling Services Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc. Paul Finn, Red River Electric, Inc. Joey Johnson, Red River Electric, Inc. Mike Lorenz, Opatril Concrete Construction, Inc. Brady Neros, Focal Point Kitchens Scott Persoon, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr., Inc. Don Smith, Midwest Concrete Pumping, LLC Mike Stotts, Opatril Concrete Construction, Inc. Bryce Vanderwerff, Red River Electric, Inc. Mark Wentz, Red River Electric, Inc.

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Home Builders Care Build for Habitat wraps up

The HBA of F-M, Home Builders Care Foundation and Remodelers Council wrapped up the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat with a house dedication ceremony last month. The build was the first solely sponsored by the HBA of F-M and its charity, Home Builders Care. April Nelson and her children, Brooke and Blake, have settled in and are enjoying the Dave Anderson, home at 902 27th St. N. Dave Anderson Construction in Fargo. A special item to note is that this home will be the first-ever NAHB designated green build in the Fargo area. It is designated at the Bronze level of the National Green Building Standard and has gone through the certification process. The support of Terry Becker, the members was Terry Becker astounding – to see Construction, LLC competitors work side Nelson with her children by side and come together to support this great Blake April and Brooke during the house project was a wonderful thing to be a part of. blessing ceremony Oct. 15. So many of our members and their employees put hours and hours of donated time into this project and we cannot express how much that time and effort means. The HBA and HBC were able to coordinate the construction of a garage in addition to the house build and our wonderful members donated ALL labor and materials to make that happen. It is truly incredible to have such an overwhelming amount of support from the great members of this Association. Special thanks to Bell State Bank & Trust! The bank and its employees donated over $15,500 through its Pay it Forward program. This is one-third of the total amount of funds raised for this build. Our members were so incredibly generous, that we will be able to support another family in achieving the dream Rob Rich, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity of homeownership. We will executive director; the Nelson family; HBC designate these funds to go toward President Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction; Bryce Johnson, HBA executive vice a future Habitat for Humanity president; and HBA President Terry Becker, Terry Build and we look forward Becker Construction, LLC during the wall-raising to partnering with this great ceremony. organization again.

Check out the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat for Humanity highlights on the next page!

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House Blessing • Oct. 15

Jenny Erickson, HBA development & project coordinator; John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; Eric Rokke, Rokke Construction, and Allison Weckman, HBA membership coordinator.

HBA of F-M Treasurer Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction; NDAB First VIce President Jason Eid, Eid-Co Homes,; NDAB Associate Nat’l Director Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust; and HBA Immediate Past President Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes, participate in blessing the home. HBC President Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, installs Nelsons’ mailbox, which was a gift from the HBA of F-M and HBC Foundation.

The finished garage and house from the alley.

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Home Builders Care Build for Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Care Build for Habitat: ‘by the numbers’ 51,192 dollars donated to Home Builders Care for this build 30,010 dollars left over for a future Habitat build 16,500 nails used

190 individual volunteers (skilled and unskilled)

168 days from groundbreaking to house blessing

52 companies that donated materials

47 hammers

17 build days involving volunteers

7 power saws

7 lunches donated by HBA members

6 project managers

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people with a new home of their own: Congratulations April, Brooke and Blake!

May 2 Groundbreaking

Home achieves first National Green Building Standard in Fargo The Home Builders Care Build for Habitat qualified for the bronze level of the National Green Building Standard and is the first home to qualify in Fargo. To qualify, staff and volunteers used the free Green Scoring Tool, found at www.nahb.org/ ScoringTool.aspx. After tallying the scores, inspections were done, and then paperwork was filed to National Association of Home Builders. Thank you to Scott Fluge, Authentic Green Solutions LLC, and Nate Lotvedt, Heritage Homes, for their time and expertise in helping the HBC build achieve an NAHB Green Building Standard level.

“I would like to thank the HBA and HBC members for their outstanding support of this build. The members answered the call to action in resounding fashion, both monetarily and with in-kind materials and services. We have never had as many in-kind gifts for a build as we did for the HBA/HBC build. I would also like to thank the leadership of the HBA and HBC, specifically Terry Becker, Dave Anderson, Bryce Johnson and Jenny Erickson. Their dedication to the idea of homeownership, and what it means for a family to have a simple, decent, affordable place to call home, is amazing. “At Habitat for Humanity we believe in opening doors. Opening the door to hope; opening the door to opportunity; opening the door to a better future. I would like to thank the HBA and HBC members and staff for their incredible support of the HBA/HBC build with Habitat. Every donation, be it materials, time, food, knowledge, leadership or money, helped to open the door to the future for April Nelson and her children; a future full of hope and opportunity.” -Rob Rich, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity executive director and construction manager

May 31 Basement walls completed

May marked the beginning of the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat for Humanity. Footings were formed and poured May 11 and the empty lot quickly transformed into a new home.

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June 14 Wall-raising Ceremony HBA, HBC, Remodelers Council, and Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity representatives help the Nelson family raise the wall for the first-ever HBA sponsored build.

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Home Builders Care Build for Habitat for Humanity “We will finally have a place that we can call our own. The kids and the dog will have a backyard to play in that they've never had before. It will give us the stability that we need. To me it feels like I won the lottery and it's a dream come true. It would not have been possible without Habitat for Humanity and the Home Builders Association and the Home Builders Care Foundation. I want to express my greatest gratitude to everyone that has helped either with volunteering or funding or organizing things, and the time that everybody took to help this dream come true. It's just so wonderful that people are so helping and giving. It means the world to me and my kids. Thank you so much!” -April Nelson, homeowner The finished Home Builders Care Build for Habitat house at 902 27th St. N., Fargo.

Want to continue working with Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity? Continue your support for Habitat for Humanity by donating, volunteering or shopping at the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity ReStore. More details on page 35.

"I support Habitat because I believe that homeownership is the key to stability and security for families. It also strengthens our community and provides the homeowner with a sense of belonging. Habitat achieves the dream of home ownership by allowing the new homeowner to participate in the building of their home and that participation creates pride in their new home and a connection to the community. The Habitat build sponsored by the HBA and HBC Foundation went very well. Our members stepped up and did an outstanding job donating time, talents, material and financial backing. The success of this build has been described by some as ‘amazing.’ I personally am thankful to all who contributed, and am very proud of the generous nature of our members." -Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation president “Since Bell State Bank & Trust actively supports the home building industry, a natural involvement for our bank was to assist in the HBA Habitat Build. As in past projects involving our local HBA, the support and leadership shown by our members was overwhelming. Habitat for Humanity personnel made the comment more than once that this was by far the easiest project for them to work with considering the in-kind and cash donations that were made available.” -Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust (Bell State Bank & Trust donated over one-third of the total funds raised to support this Habitat for Humanity home.)

A complete list of donors can be found on page 32. June 18-21 HBA Work Week

Aug. 6-8 Garage Built

Oct. 15 House Blessing

HBA members donated their time June 18-21 to work on roofing, siding, doors and windows. Aug. 6-8 members spent three days building the garage. Thanks to Cass County Electric Cooperative, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom, First International Bank & Trust and Nodak Stores for providing lunch these days.

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Home Builders Care Build for Habitat for Humanity Donor List *as of 10/15/12

Bell State Bank & Trust........................... $15,551 Tour de Habitat....................................... $12,050 Wells Fargo Bank.................................... $2,460 John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc......................... $1,100 Comstock Land Company, LLC................ $1,000 Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc............ $1,000 Fargo Motor Patrol.................................... $1,000 Intercept Corporation................................ $1,000 JDP Electric, Inc....................................... $1,000 Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC..................................... $1,000 Home Builders Care Charity Ride............... $835 Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of Realtors.................................................. $772 Becker’s Financial Services, LLC................ $500 BlackRidgeBANK......................................... $500 Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes Inc.................................................... $500 Ken Andersen, KWA Constructors, Inc........ $500 Paul Lindemann, Lindemann Finish Carpentry, Inc.,............................................ $500 Mark Bryan/Mike DuBord, Wood Specialists, Inc............................................. $500 DECKMASTERS......................................... $316 Alan & Kim Hochhalter, Building Concepts..................................................... $300 American Federal Bank............................... $250 Cass County Abstract Company................. $250 Tecton Products, LLC.................................. $250 Heidi Knutson, Western State Bank............ $250 Greg Balzum, Balzum Construction, Inc...... $200 Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc............. $200 Holly Rieger, Holly & Company Classic Homes............................................. $200 Misc. donations at HBA Events................... $167

702 Communications................................... $100 Mike Arnold, Accent Contracting................. $100 Gene Sweeney, Advance Garage Door, Inc...................................................... $100 Allan Anderson, Anderson & Anderson, Inc............................................... $100 Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust............ $100 Biersbach Equipment.................................. $100 Bob Footitt, Bob Footitt Construction, Inc.......$100 Chris Hawley, Chris Hawley Architect.......... $100 Gary Orth, Cornerstone Specialties............ $100 Crane Johnson Lumber Company............... $100 Josh Novotny, Dakota Hills Electric, Inc....... $100 Dakota Supply Group.................................. $100 Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, Inc.......................................... $100 Aaron Greterman, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead...................................... $100 Robert Leslie, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead.......................................... $100 Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.................. $100 Scott Swanholm, Eide Bailly LLP................ $100 Fargo Water Equipment............................... $100 Feder Realty Co........................................... $100 Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom..................... $100 Rodd Rodeman, Gemstone Masonry Operating Co. Inc......................................... $100 Vern Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc................. $100 Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes................... $100 Insure Forward............................................ $100 John V. Hough, J.V. Hough, Inc.................... $100 Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc...... $100 Erik Hatch, Keller Williams Roers................ $100 Kimberly Krueger Tehan, Krueger Construction, Inc. & Castle Realty............... $100

Monica Hart, Monica Hart Interior Design......$100 Nolen Bertsch, Nelson Window Company......$100 Newman Signs............................................ $100 Ron Goodman, Northern Plumbing Supply.....$100 Park Co. Realtors......................................... $100 Valerie Fiske, Park Co. Realtors.................. $100 Precision Drafting & Design LLC................. $100 John Sliper, Price-Rite Home Improvements.............................................. $100 TCI Insurance.............................................. $100 Richard Penning, Warner and Company Insurance.................................... $100 Bill Blixt, Western Products, Inc................... $100 Melba Wenthin, Works of Light LLC............ $100 Coldwell Banker............................................. $51 Stan Andvik, Andvik Enterprises................... $50 Donna Bladholm, Bladholm Brothers............ $50 Harry Gilbertson, Harry Gilbertson Construction.................................................. $50 Kaye Nelson, HOMESMART REALTORS........$50 Kirby Kassenborg, Kassenborg Construction, Inc............................................ $50 Paul Dotzenrod, Paul’s Electric Inc................ $50 Russ Richards, Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area, Inc............................. $50 Howard Bjerke, Star Masonry........................ $50 Diana Stead, Stone Holding Co..................... $50 Christine Rasmussen Harvey, American Family Insurance-Christine Rasmussen Agency........ $25 Lisa Breiland, Apex Painting & Cleaning....... $25 Colleen Buechler, Apex Painting & Cleaning........................................................ $25 Van Hal Financial and Insurance................... $25 Marc Bushee, Property Resources Group...... $20 Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance............. $20

Material Donors List

Thank you to those listed below who have donated materials to the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat for Humanity. This project would not be possible without your support.

All Finish Concrete Aggregate Industries Asplin Excavating Authentic Green Solutions, LLC Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc. Carpet World Casselton Lumber, Inc. Cullen Insulation, Inc. Brock White Co. Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. Diamond Vogel Paints Eric Berg Construction, Inc. Fargo Glass & Paint Company Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom Foam DR’s LLC G & T Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Gopher Excavating, Inc. Heartland Labor

Hoiberg Construction, Inc. Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc. Interstate Electric, LLC Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. J L Shelving, Inc. Ken’s Sanitation and Recycling, Inc. Knife River Materials Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Lemke Home Improvements, Inc. McNeilus Steel Mathison’s Mid-States Truss Company Midwest Concrete Pumping Mill Creek Custom Cabinetry Northern Plumbing Supply Northland Truss Systems, Inc. Pella Windows & Doors Personal Touch Embroidery & Marketing, Inc.

Plecity Kowalski Construction, Inc. Potty Shacks Quality Concrete Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. Rokke Construction Simonson Lumber Sherwin Williams Co. Stantec Strata Ready Mix Structural Materials Terry Becker Construction, LLC Tom’s Drywall, Inc. Twin City Garage Door, Inc. Valley Lights Wendt Custom Cabinets & Countertops Vivid Interiors

Thank you to everyone who donated time, money and material to make this build a success!

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HBA recognizes Gunkelman with BEAM award by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

The HBA of F-M awarded its 2012 BEAM Award to John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; he will be formally recognized at the January General Membership Meeting. The award winner was determined by a committee of past Associates of the Year that gathered feedback from trade partners. BEAM stands for Builders Engaging Associate Members. It was created in John Gunkelman, 2011 by the National Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Association of Home Builders to recognize Builder members who exemplify the motto “it’s good business to do business with a member.” It is designed to encourage Builder members to use the goods and services offered by other member companies and to recognize the one Builder who exemplifies this vitally important teamwork. For the local award, HBA Builder members were nominated and judged by Associate members considering the following criteria: loyalty, ethics, trust, consideration and communication when dealing with trade partners. Gunkelman was included in a state-wide competition judged by the North Dakota Association of Builders. Gunkelman has been a member of the HBA of F-M for 20 years. “I joined to meet new people outside of my operation, with a goal to build relationships with the other Builders

and Associate members,” he says. “What resulted is I have built friendships. From there it has grown to include involvement for education and all of the other benefits.” He estimates that 90 percent of his F-M area trade contractors and suppliers are members of the HBA of F-M. Gunkelman does business with HBA Associate members because they are supporting the Association and because he hopes to get to know them on a personal basis. He says he is more concerned with quality of work and one-on-one relationships than getting the bottom price. Gunkelman acknowledges that it is important for subcontractors to follow through on their promises and be there when requested. “They also need to communicate well with me and produce a quality product,” he says. “In my market, quality is more important than price.” Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc., focuses on high-end custom homes with a mix of residential and commercial remodeling. Gunkelman has received the HBA of F-M’s Builder of the Year award three times, and the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Builder of the Year award twice. He was named the 2011 National Association of Home Builders Certified Graduate Builder Designee of the Year, and earned NAHB Life Director status in 2010 by attending at least two of the three national board of directors meetings each year for ten consecutive years. Gunkelman has served as HBA of F-M president, Home Builders Care Foundation president and F-M Home Builders Health Plan & Trust chairman.

Candidate open house con’t from pg 11

early in their careers. The HBA also hosts a series of Candidates Forums in local races, another great opportunity for members to get in on the ground level of the relationship between the industry and elected leaders. For more information on this event and others, please contact Rocky at rocky@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846.

Does your customer service have a magical touch? Join the HBA of F-M for a keynote presentation by Dennis Snow, customer service expert and former leader at The Walt Disney World Company Nov. 8. See page 23 for details.

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November is Spike Appreciation Month!

Thank you to all of those who have donated their time in recruiting new members and retaining current members of the HBA. We are very thankful for all the effort you put into the HBA to keep us going strong.

What is a Spike and how can you become part of the Spike Club?

Recruiting new members to the HBA of F-M is an activity recognized and rewarded through the Spike Club. Those who participate are called Spikes, and they bring growth and stability to the Association. To become a Spike, you are first a Spike candidate. That means you have earned between one and five credits. Once you earn your sixth credit, you become an official National Association of Home Builders Spike, given you’ve earned those six credits in two consecutive membership years. Members earn one credit for each new member they sponsor. When that member renews after his or her first year of membership, the sponsoring member automatically gets one renewal credit. Every year the member renews thereafter, the sponsoring member will receive a ½ renewal credit. Spikes receive a ½ credit for recruitment and a ½ credit for the renewal of Affiliate members. Also, when a new Council membership is activated the recruiter earns a ½ credit, and when that member renews his or her council membership, the sponsor earns ¼ retention credit. For more information on all the benefits of being a Spike, visit www.nahb.org/spikeclub.

Spike Club Members (6 credits or more)

Becker, Terry.............................. 19.00 Berglund, Donna........................ 22.50 Birky, Stan................................... 6.00 Blixt, Bill..................................... 23.25 Brewer, Shane............................. 6.00 Carney, Jo................................. 22.50 Eid, Jason.................................. 15.50 Johnson, Peter.......................... 12.50 Kulesa, Chris............................... 9.00 Leslie, Tyrone............................... 6.00 Lunski, Sylvia............................... 8.50 Martinson, Brenda..................... 14.50 Michelsen, Nancy...................... 17.00 Schmitt, Dawn........................... 19.50 Lifetime Members (25 credits or more)

Albright, Andrea......................... 46.00 Albright, Marshal ...................... 44.00 Alsop, Dick................................. 65.50 Anderson, Dave......................... 35.75 Anderson, Doug......................... 43.00 Anderson, Kim........................... 52.00 Arnold, Mike.............................. 55.50 Atkins, Brent.............................. 32.00 Aune, Steve............................... 54.50 Bartholomay, Jerry..................... 34.50 Bates, Monty ............................ 52.50 Bellmore, Pat ............................ 51.50 Berg, Gary................................. 51.00 Bernard, Clark......................... 204.50

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Spike Superstar

Darrick Guthmiller

Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. 65.50 credits

Darrick Guthmiller, Kochman Brothers Homes, Inc., has earned the Lifetime Member Level with 65.50 credits. He joined the New Member Development Committee in 2003 and continues to work hard to help the HBA reach it’s membership goals. Thank you for your hard work!

Carlson, Al............................... 135.00 Cavett, Cyle............................. 186.50 Cooper, Cindy.......................... 424.50 Cosgriff, Sue . ........................... 31.50 Cullen, Terry.............................. 27.00 Dabbert Jr., Don ....................... 87.25 Dahlseng, Deb........................... 41.00 Day Woods, Maren.................... 36.50 Dunkel, Jim.............................. 131.00 Duval, Rick................................ 69.50 Eid, Gerald............................... 170.50 Fellows, Bill................................ 32.00 Footitt, Bob................................ 73.00 Funfar, Charlie......................... 230.00 Gunkelman, John...................... 68.25 Guthmiller, Darrick..................... 65.50 Handy, Scott.............................. 31.50 Hanson, Vern............................. 70.50 Hoss, Ryan................................ 38.00 Hoy, Tammy............................. 393.50 Kelly, Nancy............................... 68.50 Kochmann, Bob....................... 107.75 Kochmann, Paul...................... 286.75 Krajsa, Ken.............................. 859.50 Lipp, Terry................................ 152.50 Luther, Jerry.............................. 79.50 Mahan, John............................ 136.00 Mazour, Craig............................ 99.50 McShane, Phil........................... 33.00 Mollberg, Scott........................... 68.00 Narveson, Dan.......................... 34.00 O’Leary, Tim.............................. 37.50 Opp, Gary.................................. 34.50 Palmes, Peggy......................... 352.50 Parkinson, Cary....................... 259.00

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Paseka, Rod............................ 115.00 Passolt, Dan.............................. 55.50 Pederson, Lynette...................... 29.00 Pesek, Jamey.......................... 158.50 Polansky, Pete........................... 44.50 Rasmussen, Todd.................... 126.00 Roman, Marcus....................... 145.50 Rood, Robert........................... 148.00 Ryland, Stan.............................. 96.50 Schmidtke, Dennis................... 359.00 Shafer, Rod.............................. 289.50 Sheridan, Kris............................ 30.50 Skansgaard, Mike...................... 44.50 Stenerson, Les.......................... 38.50 Strahm, Ruth........................... 310.00 Sweeney, Vicki........................... 38.50 Swenson, Jeff............................ 66.00 Thurston, Gene........................ 116.50 Tuchscherer, Lorie................... 211.00 Vanderwerff, Bryce.................... 88.00 Watterud, Tony........................... 39.50 Welle, Terry.............................. 129.00 Wendt, Gary.............................. 37.00 Candidates (less than 6 credits)

Anstadt, Jeff................................. 2.00 Gilbertson, Harry......................... 2.00 Graf, Neil..................................... 2.00 Likness, Drew.............................. 5.50 Lind, Chris................................... 2.00 Lindquist, Dan.............................. 2.25 Lyngstad, Rob............................. 2.00 Schmidt, Dave............................. 3.00 Stahl, Philip.................................. 2.00

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Get to know a new member: Halvorson Company, Inc. by Kirsten Rosenow, Communication & Office Coordinator

Halvorson Company, Inc., joined the HBA of F-M in July for networking opportunities to create new relationships. The team is looking forward to getting involved with various aspects of the Association. Halvorson Company, Inc., is located in Fargo and helps smallto medium-sized businesses with their financial and insurance needs. “Our focus is the business owner and his or her employees. David Halvorson, We specialize in benefits, life Halvorson Company Inc. insurance and retirement,” says Halvorson, who has a very experienced group of employees dedicated to their clients. “Each of our team members worked for other leading companies before coming together as an independent client focused group,” he says. Halvorson Company, Inc. PO Box 2125 Fargo, ND 58107 (701) 232-0643

Continue working with Habitat Keep the cycle going

Want to continue supporting Habitat for Humanity? Check out the ReStore and find out how you can help! 1. Donate new or gently used home improvement items. Acceptable donations include: • Appliances • Furniture • Paint (new) • Bath Fixtures • Hardware • Shingles • Cabinets • Kitchen • Tile • Doors Fixtures • Tools • Flooring • Lighting • Windows • Furnaces • Lumber • and More! 2. Volunteer and give back to your community by helping at events or assisting ReStore customers and families. 3. Shop at ReStore for home improvement materials or encourage your consumers to consider ReStore. There is a large variety of materials for all types of home projects and renovations. All store proceeds support Habitat programming and the building of affordable housing in Cass and Clay counties. Contact ReStore to find out more about how you can shop, donate and volunteer to keep the cycle going. Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity ReStore 210 11th St. N., Moorhead, MN 56560 (218) 284-5253 ext. 1 | www.lakeagassizhabitat.org Facebook.com/lakeagassizhabitat | Twitter @LakeAgHFH

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Chapter #246 by Amy Berg, CIT, NAWIC chapter member

The Fargo-Moorhead Chapter #246 of the National Association of Women in Construction, along with employees of Lowe’s, began construction of the White Naped Crane Shelter and Exhibit Oct. 9. By the time this article is printed, the exhibit will be done and the Cranes will be living in their new shelter. Materials for the building were donated by Lavelle Lumber Co., Lowe’s, D&M Industries, and Simonson Lumber. NAWIC #246 members drew up the basic plan, Top: Gary & Amy Berg putting up decking figured boards for walls. Bottom: The shelter for the the materials White Naped Cranes. list and secured the materials that were donated. I hope the next time you visit the zoo you stop by and see the Cranes who have been in a holding area for the past year. On Oct. 6, we held our Block Kids Competition in Perham, Minn. We had 14 children participate. As always, it’s amazing to see what children in grades 1 – 6 can build with 100 blocks and the option of including a piece of string, foil, poster board Block Kids winning entry – Crane and/or a rock (a demolishing a bridge. combination of up to 3 items). The winning entry is a crane demolishing a bridge built by a fifth grader.The second and third place entries were built by second graders.

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HBA of F-M Member

Renewal Report

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

Company Name

Years Company Name

702 Communications...................................................4 Advantage Realtors, Inc............................................23 Apex Painting & Cleaning Service...............................1 Bell State Bank & Trust..............................................27 Border Appraisals........................................................9 Bremer Bank, National Association...........................15 Carico Construction, LLC..........................................12 Community Properties, LLC........................................8 Conmy Feste Ltd.......................................................14 Contractors Leasing..................................................17 Cross Plumbing & Heating, Inc..................................30 Curt’s Lock & Key Service, Inc...................................26 Dakota Fence............................................................20 Dakota Spas Factory Outlet......................................17 Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc.................................15 Don Engebretson Construction, Ltd..........................16 Eide Bailly LLP..........................................................23 Enterprise Sales Company........................................10 Fargo Rentall, Inc.........................................................8 Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co....................................3 G3 Real Estate Services USA.....................................6 H & S Contracting, Inc.................................................3 HCI............................................................................31 Heide Construction, Inc.............................................19 ISR Homes..................................................................3 J L Shelving, Inc........................................................23 JDP Automation, Inc....................................................8 Jeff’s Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc.........................3 Jensen’s Decorating, Inc............................................10 John T Jones Construction Co....................................1 Kallod Construction Inc................................................9 Ken Roseth, Noridian, Director of Facilities...............14 Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc................................29 Mahan Construction, Inc............................................36 MinKo Construction, Inc.............................................30

Years

Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc..................................4 Nelson Window Company.........................................35 Onchuck Construction, Inc...........................................8 Pella Windows & Doors.............................................23 Pfaff Plumbing & Heating, Inc....................................17 Premium Decks.........................................................11 Prudential Premier Real Estate.................................11 Red River Valley Coop Power Ass’n..........................14 Score Brothers Construction & Siding.........................8 Serkland Law Firm....................................................14 Sherwin Williams Co..................................................39 Site On Sound, Inc.....................................................21 Smart Spaces, Inc.......................................................5 St. Joseph’s Homebuilders..........................................5 Studs to Rugs, Inc.......................................................4 The Lighthouse..........................................................45 Thermo-Tech Windows................................................5 Vigesaa Drywall.........................................................21 VISIONBank................................................................9 Waters Construction Co..............................................8 Weatherstar Company.................................................5 Wheeler Lawncare & Snow Removal..........................3 Woodbridge Addition...................................................6

Bring

someone new.

Share

the experience .

Expand

Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead

your network .

encourages you to bring someone new to the Nov. 8 keynote presentation at Ramada Plaza & Suites. Dennis Snow begins at 3 p.m. Social to follow. Visit www.hbafm.com or call (701) 232-5846 to register.

SEE YOU THERE!

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HBA of F-M New

Member Report

Fine Line Home Builders, Inc

Builder - Combination; Carpentry - Framer Greg Olsen 28703 Bayshore Dr Isanti, MN 55040 (763) 213-0362 Sponsor: Nancy Kelly Heartland Labor

T F Powers Construction Builder Patrick Schmaltz 910 6th Ave N Fargo, ND 58102 (701) 293-1312 Sponsor: Nancy Kelly Heartland Labor

Turf Tamers

Landscaping - Contractor; Lawn Care - Contractor; Snow Removal Mike Svaleson 5622 36th St S Fargo, ND 58104 (701) 356-2990 Sponsor: Sylvia Lunski Design Direction, Inc.

Know someone who would make a great member? Let the New Member Development Committee know! Contact Allison at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. NAWIC Corner con’t from pg 35

Nov. 15 we will be holding our 34th Annual Industry Auction to support our construction education programs. This is always a fun night and great way to help promote the construction industry and meet our scholarship recipients (our future construction industry). You can join us at our monthly meetings the second Thursday of each month (except November) at the Fargo Holiday Inn by contacting Amy Berg at (218) 234-6633 or at aberg.nawic@yahoo.com. For more information on any of these events or the opportunity to become a part of NAWIC, the FargoMoorhead chapter, all of our programs and to receive our monthly newsletter, please contact Amy Berg at (218) 234-6633 or at aberg.nawic@yahoo.com. You can also find us on Facebook!

November

2012 Membership Drive Contenders (November 2011 - October 2012) The members below are finishing off 2012 with great recruitment efforts. Each member who recruited at least one new member between Nov. 1, 2011, and Oct. 31, 2012, will be placed into a drawing for prizes given away at the Jan. GMM in 2013.

Name Company

# Recruited

Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting................................. 1 Neil Graf, Advantage Realtors..................................... 1 Cary Parkinson, Alerus Financial................................ 1 Jeremy Gregorie, Bert’s Truck Equipment of Moorhead, Inc........................................................... 1 Jo Carney, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND................... 1 Chris Kulesa, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND............... 1 Deanna Wierima, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND......... 2 Bob Footitt, Bob Footitt Construction.......................... 1 Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc..................................................................... 1 Drew Likness, Chase Realty....................................... 2 Chris Lind, Split Rock Construction, Inc...................... 1 Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes................. 1 John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc..1 David Currier, Dakota Fence....................................... 1 Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc............................ 1 Tony Swartz, Diamond Vogel Paints............................ 1 Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.................................. 2 Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom................................................... 3 Mike Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc................................. 1 Harry Gilbertson, Harry Gilbertson Construction....... 1 Nancy Kelly, Heartland Labor...................................... 1 Craig Helenske, Holly & Company Classic Homes..... 1 Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction Inc..................... 1 Paul Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc...... 1 Greg Krueger, Krueger Construction, Inc.................... 1 Rob Lyngstad, Matrix Properties Corporation............. 1 Jeff Anstadt, Moorhead Federal Credit Union............. 1 Bruce Johnson, RE/MAX Realty 1............................. 1 Rick Stremick, RJS Building Systems......................... 1 Phil Stahl, Stahl Architects & Builders......................... 2 Stan Birky, Stan Birky Construction, Inc...................... 2 Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust................................... 2 Donna Hall, Swanston Equipment............................... 1 Mark Gagner, T.E.M. Industries................................... 1 Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC............ 7 Perry Eidem, United Products Corp............................ 1 Thank you to all members for your recruiting and retention efforts!

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Guess Who

is a mystery!

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. Check back here next month to see the Guess Who revealed!

September’s Guess Who Hints: • She is a proud Cobber grad! • She grew up in Litchfield, Minn. • Reads the Plains Builder front to back every month.

Bonus Hint:

? Answer: ??

• She

is no longer the newest staff member, but she is still the youngest.

Winner: ??

Know the answer? Call the HBA at (701) 232-5846.

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Advertiser Index

ABC Seamless.....................................................7 ACME TOOLS....................................................23 Aggregate Industries..........................................33 Bell State Bank & Trust.......................................22 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND.............................19 Butler Machinery Co...........................................22 BW Insurance Agency........................................20 Camrud-Foss Concrete......................................21 Carpet World......................................................21 Cass County Abstract Co...................................22 Cass County Electric Cooperative......................22 Coldwell Banker First Realty................................7 Crane Johnson Lumber Co................................10 Dakota Gypsum..................................................21 Dawson Insurance..............................................25 Goodin Company................................................39 Hauck & Buchholz Drywall, Inc.............................7 Knight Printing......................................................7 Lamperts Yards...................................................18 Mid-States Truss.................................................10 Minnkota Windows, Inc.........................................2 Nodak Stores......................................................19 Northland Truss Systems....................................36 Property Resources Group.................................17 Rigels, Inc...........................................................15 Stenerson Lumber..............................................20 The Title Company.............................................22 Western Products, Inc..........................................7 Windows Plus, Inc..............................................40 Xcel Energy..........................................................3

Update your HBA Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide:

HBA members enrolled on health plan eligible for EAP

Non-renewals

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

Advanced Engraving, Inc. Associate Teresa Moderow (701) 293-4030 F-M Excavating Associate Roger Dahnke (218) 236-7140 MJM Enterprise, Inc. Associate Maria Miles (218) 227-5108

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Sperle Masonry, Inc. Associate Brian Sperle (701) 866-9080 Superior Steam Cleaning and Restoration Associate Perry Leier (701) 219-0138

• Relationship Issues • Emotional Health • Drug and Alcohol Issues • Workplace Issues • Financial and Legal Counseling

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Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead 2012 Permit Report YTD 2009 DILWORTH

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

Permits

12 10 2 0 0 0 3 104 1 1 14 135

Units

0 0 0

2010 Value Permits

$2,527,000 $2,227,000 $300,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,132,412 $752,143 $2,000 $13,645 $310,975 $4,738,175

10 10 0 0 0 0 0 53 9 0 16 88

$20,592,185 $17,061,185 $3,531,000 $0 $0 $7,995,113 $3,632,300 $7,571,810 $15,615,435 $0 $297,850 $55,704,693

129 93 36 0 0 0 15 563 64 0 87 858

Units

0 0 0

2011 Value Permits

$1,839,690 $1,839,690 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,091,528 $1,859,637 $0 $119,700 $4,910,555

13 13 0 0 0 0 1 52 14 0 11 91

$19,555,532 $15,484,532 $4,071,000 $0 $0 $0 $7,730,860 $4,459,592 $11,457,576 $0 $228,000 $43,431,560

73 50 4 5 0 2 13 420 71 0 54 633

Units

0 0 0

2012 Value Permits

$2,489,667 $2,489,667 $0 $0 $0 $0 $400,000 $223,182 $429,825 $0 $51,180 $3,593,854

12 12 0 0 0 0 5 50 3 0 8 78

$12,828,213 $9,981,900 $464,000 $2,382,313 $0 $4,090,000 $3,566,725 $3,652,845 $19,195,375 $0 $161,938 $43,495,096

73 61 12 0 0 1 8 441 67 0 122 712

Units

0 0 0

5-Yr Avg Value

Permits

$2,605,000 $2,605,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,875,000 $200,498 $310,000 $0 $17,800 $6,008,298

12 11 1 0 0 0 2 112 8 0 12 147

$11,680,000 $10,354,000 $1,326,000 $0 $0 $3,000,000 $5,798,475 $3,905,848 $19,400,549 $0 $199,650 $43,984,522

119 91 22 2 0 2 13 907 61 0 73 1,174

Units

0 0 0

20-Yr Avg Value

Permits

$2,303,071 $2,195,071 $108,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,131,482 $682,145 $602,082 $2,729 $165,171 $4,886,682

19 16 3 0 0 1 1 66 3 0 16 107

$17,935,146 $14,758,283 $2,485,200 $627,663 $64,000 $4,158,623 $5,100,086 $7,719,167 $14,143,124 $0 $249,588 $49,305,733

147 93 40 1 0 5 19 458 59 1 60 748

Units

0 0 10

Value

$2,618,707 $2,330,107 $288,600 $0 $0 $245,631 $1,347,933 $362,770 $208,483 $7,001 $98,915 $4,889,440

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

146 114 32 0 0 3 13 712 56 0 53 983

0 0 124

0 0 0

19 0 60

0 0 60

5 0 68

12 2 76

$17,592,836 $13,109,517 $3,935,188 $441,882 $106,250 $3,806,531 $6,921,248 $4,173,137 $13,382,413 $1,428,150 $510,652 $47,814,967

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

284 181 86 17 0 11 24 1004 256 43 156 1,778

$38,202,300 275 $27,326,300 160 $9,542,000 70 17 $1,334,000 45 0 $0 0 615 $38,984,190 5 $30,181,760 24 $12,486,707 954 $22,840,861 286 $65,262,007 26 $9,638,065 225 $217,595,890 1,795

$40,087,200 204 $27,614,700 172 $7,644,500 32 45 $4,828,000 4 0 $0 0 281 $16,354,590 11 $29,655,036 23 $9,219,778 878 $22,498,824 310 $12,192,875 19 $14,886,001 260 $144,894,304 1,705

$37,323,005 325 $32,000,605 242 $4,122,400 44 0 $1,200,000 39 0 $0 0 491 $27,324,900 15 $25,145,568 37 $9,372,302 909 $40,965,027 299 $19,844,810 23 $14,510,473 225 $174,486,085 1,833

$57,334,000 $45,749,000 $6,071,000 39 $5,514,000 0 $0 454 $34,340,797 $54,169,784 $13,042,249 $38,109,576 $10,025,417 $23,348,807 $230,370,630

289 188 56 46 0 10 30 962 297 28 216 1,833

$23,993,690 $15,385,490 $4,511,200 $4,097,000 $0 $0 $7,327,617 $1,484,540 $8,831,285 $10,000 $2,710,953 $44,358,085

$23,940,500 $18,254,500 $3,676,000 $2,010,000 $0 $2,500,000 $9,885,000 $2,390,668 $5,308,275 $1,469,500 $2,954,817 $48,448,760

$26,931,900 $20,918,500 $1,242,000 $4,771,400 $0 $5,190,000 $3,915,000 $1,977,367 $2,547,010 $12,178,925 $4,437,488 $57,177,690

322 264 30 4 0 6 32 242 40 7 59 708

$62,479,290 $55,973,290 $3,326,000 28 $3,180,000 0 $0 72 $4,500,000 $31,061,395 $2,720,755 $5,114,745 $39,359,548 $8,382,985 $153,618,718

179 126 26 11 0 3 16 230 32 4 60 525

$85,422,922 732 $63,193,422 579 $15,391,500 86 66 $6,838,000 43 0 $0 0 329 $18,854,590 22 $47,270,896 82 $17,161,566 1642 $41,124,312 409 $13,662,375 30 $18,188,518 414 $241,685,179 3,331

$134,098,290 $114,681,290 $10,723,000 $8,694,000 $0 $41,840,797 $93,904,654 $19,869,350 $62,934,870 $49,384,965 $31,949,242 $433,982,168

629 427 128 58 0 14 62 2,296 380 36 348 3,765

45 0 437

$44,197,369 $32,731,389 $6,625,780 $4,840,200 $0 $28,626,707 $44,966,520 $11,067,784 $32,010,663 $25,600,934 $16,945,132 $203,415,109

337 207 93 15 36 0 0 21 492 44 859 279 32 209 1,782

$40,159,149 $30,268,064 $8,332,490 $1,558,595 $0 $23,190,413 $38,028,999 $8,700,210 $26,887,585 $21,500,846 $11,689,698 $170,156,900

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

158 88 36 7 0 0 10 161 19 1 76 425

34 0 0

155 102 32 21 0 2 13 269 41 3 52 535

21 0 48

157 103 8 16 0 4 7 210 27 8 48 461

46 0 96

27 0 46

$30,786,976 $24,648,656 $3,143,440 $2,994,880 $0 $2,638,000 $11,129,797 $2,110,213 $5,120,812 $10,944,424 $4,208,570 $66,938,793

217 144 40 4 0 5 18 201 31 2 49 523

32 0 75

$24,291,628 $19,510,722 $3,560,678 $1,220,228 $0 $3,421,981 $7,336,944 $1,481,437 $3,468,662 $4,652,599 $1,763,159 $46,416,410

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

10/26/2012

600 393 156 24 0 14 50 1981 332 45 299 3,321

$85,315,175 600 $61,999,975 393 $17,884,200 156 51 $5,431,000 24 0 $0 0 739 $46,979,303 14 $42,274,089 50 $22,295,200 1981 $47,289,581 332 $65,285,652 45 $12,957,843 299 $322,396,843 3,321

$85,315,175 569 $61,999,975 365 $17,884,200 138 51 $5,431,000 66 0 $0 0 739 $46,979,303 7 $42,274,089 52 $22,295,200 1839 $47,289,581 400 $65,285,652 29 $12,957,843 380 $322,396,843 3,276

67 0 586 0 0 0

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

74 0 570

$96,371,040 $73,655,260 $14,773,580 $7,878,200 $64,000 $37,498,210 $64,177,245 $22,993,210 $48,707,151 $43,200,470 $20,327,814 $333,275,140

676 463 182 20 31 0 0 31 643 83 1,606 368 36 330 3,129

$84,949,439 $65,048,875 $16,719,746 $3,074,569 $106,250 $31,183,277 $54,097,464 $15,071,030 $43,154,759 $29,251,691 $13,752,262 $271,459,923


Vote for Housing Nov. 6! Cass County Commission

District 1 - Rocky

Schneider District 5 - Mary Scherling North Dakota Legislature

District 16 - Ben

Koppelman District 46 - Jim Roers

* Paid for by the North Dakota Association of Builders Political Action Committee Contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846 to find out more information about the HBA of F-M’s election process and how to donate to NDAB-PAC. HBA of F-M • 1802 32nd Ave S • Fargo, ND 58103 • www.hbafm.com • info@hbafm.com


Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet Thursday-Friday, November 15-16, 2012 Fargo, Ramada Plaza Suites Thursday, November 15th 1:00-1:45 pm 1:45-2:45 pm

Registration/Board Check-In “The 411 on the 3-In-1” (local, state and national membership)

3:00-4:00 pm

Results of Statewide Housing Needs Assessment

4:15-5:30 pm

Legislative Preview

All members welcome and encouraged to attend Thursday events!

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this director orientation program Dr. Richard Rathge, Ph.D., NDSU State Data Center

Legislative Panel and Preview of 2013 Legislative Session

Friday, November 16th 8:30 am-2:15 pm

NDAB Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting

2:30-4:30 pm 5:00-6:15 pm

NDAB-PAC Trustees Meeting NDAB-PAC Appreciation Reception

6:15 pm

Social & Silent Auction

7:15 pm

Awards Banquet

Group Luncheon with Governor Jack Dalrymple (invited)

Off-site, by invitation only for $365+ PAC donors

Silent Auction, Spirit Tree, and Fishbowl Drawings to benefit NDAB-PAC 2012 State Builder & Associate of the Year Awards Installation of 2013 NDAB Board of Directors and President Jason Eid Music/Entertainment

PLEASE REGISTER BY November 2, 2012 NAME ____________________________________________________________ SPOUSE/GUEST NAME __________________________________________ Please complete one registration form for each person or couple. COMPANY ______________________________________________________PHONE __________________ EMAIL or FAX ____________________________ ADDRESS ______________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP _________________________________________________ Indicate number of people for each event below: No charge for Thursday events; Friday meetings and banquet $55; meetings only $20; banquet only $35.

Thursday, November 15th

Friday, November 16th

The 411 on the 3-In-1 __________ Results of Housing Needs Assessment _____ Legislative Preview _____

Friday Meetings and Banquet ($55/person) ______ NDAB Board of Directors Meeting and NDAB-PAC Trustees Meeting ($20/person) ______ Awards Banquet only ($35/person)

 PLEASE SEND INVOICE

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 CREDIT CARD:

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Total Amount Due:

$_________

 Visa

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last 3 digits on back of card

Cardholder’s Street Address_____________________________________________________________ Zip Code ___________________

Send to: North Dakota Association of Builders, 1720 Burnt Boat Drive, Suite 207, Bismarck, ND 58503-0801; Fax: 701-222-3699; or Email: sandy@ndbuild.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the NDAB office at 701-222-2401 or 800-326-4746. Accommodations are available at the Ramada Plaza Suites (1635 42nd Street S) with special room rates of $94, plus tax. Make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling 701-277-9000. Mention you are with the North Dakota Association of Builders to receive the special group rate. Reserve your room by October 15, 2012.


Sign up Now!

The NAHB International Builders’ Show

Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV Early registration discount deadline is Dec. 3, 2012

First Time Attendee: $125

Early registration: $325 On-Site Registration: $450 Members must register by Dec. 31, 2012, to be assigned to the North Dakota designated hotel. By supporting NAHB’s commitment to the Las Vegas hotel community, you will benefit in a number of ways, including a variety of official hotels with the lowest available room rates, access to the Show’s shuttle bus service, one-stop shopping for your registration and housing needs, convenient customer service and networking opportunities with industry associates at the official hotels.

Professional development & networking opportunities! SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE* Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:30 am Grand Opening Ceremony 8:30 am - 4 pm Educational Seminars 9 am - 5 pm Exhibits Open 3 pm - 5:30 pm Committee Meeting 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm ND State Reception Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:30 am - 4 pm Educational Seminars 9 am - 5 pm Exhibits Open Thursday, January 24, 2013 8 am - 2 pm NAHB Board of Directors Meeting 8:30 am - 4 pm Educational Seminars 9 am - 5 pm Exhibits Open 6 pm Spike Party and Directors’ Reception * Schedule is still preliminary and is subject to change!

REMEMBER: Register from

Oct. 1 - Dec. 3

to receive discounted rate!

Contact the HBA of F-M at (701) 232-5846 or info@hbafm.com to get more information on the show or registration. Contact Trish Priewe at AAA of ND (701) 282-6222 ext.247 or tpriewe@aaand. com from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for airfare discounts.

The International Builders’ Show is the largest annual light construction show in the world - over miles and miles of the latest and most advanced building products and services ever assembled. See all of the latest innovations for yourself with hands-on demonstrations and working models in over 300 building industry categories at the NAHB’s annual convention.

www.buildersshow.com


Offered by Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead

2013 Minn. Contractor Continuing Education

Jan. 9 & Feb. 6

Sponsored by

Tentative schedule for both dates: 8-8:30 a.m.

Registration

8:30-10:30 a.m.

Best practice on asphalt roofing & felt

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Under-decking drainage

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (served on-site) 12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PVC moulding/truss connection to plate & insulating 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Engineered wood for today’s construction

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

The whys and hows of insulating (1 hour of required energy)

Courses taught by representativess of Building Products, Inc., of Sioux Falls, S.D.

high quality education

at a reasonab le price!

HBA Minnesota Contractor Continuing Education Registration Check one:

Jan. 9

Feb. 6

Check one:

HBA Member

Non-Member

Check one:

Full Day (7 credits) Mbr: $100 NonMbr: $145

Selections below

If not taking full day, select from options:

Mbr NonMbr

Asphalt roofing & felt (2.4 credits) ...........................$31.40 ... $64.40 Under-decking drainage (1.2 credits) ......................$17.15 ... $20.15

MARCH 1, 2013: Deadline for Minnesota contractors to submit documents to Dept. of Labor & Industry for renewal of licenses expiring March 31, 2013. HBA of F-M members and non-members are welcome to attend! These courses, scheduled for Jan. 9 and Feb. 6, 2013, are pending approval by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.2 credits for residential contractor continuing education satisfying credits (referenced to the left) toward continuing education for building contractor, residential remodeling or residential roofing continuing education requirements for re-licensure. This includes the required 1 hour of energy (for all contractors). Registrants must fill out this form and return with payment. All registrations must be pre-paid and received at least 24 hours in advance of the class. Refunds will only be provided if notice of cancellation is received 24 hours before the class. If an approved class is cancelled, all fees will be returned within 15 days of the date of cancellation.

PVC moulding/truss connection (1.2 credits) ..........$17.15 ... $20.15 Engineered wood (1.2 credits) ................................$17.15 ... $20.15 Insulating (1.2 credits) .............................................$17.15 ... $20.15 Total Payment Enclosed________________ Name:___________________________________________________ Company:________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:____________________________________________ MN License Number:_______________________________________ Phone:___________________Email:___________________________ Return form and payment to: Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead 1802 32nd Ave. S. Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 232-5846 • Fax: (701) 280-1108 • Email: info@hbafm.com

Class location: Butler Machinery Training Facility

3401 33rd St. S., Fargo C Classes are pending approval for seven a North Dakota N Professional Builder P ccredits through the North Dakota N Association of Builders. For more on the NDPB designation: www.ndbuild.com.


Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead presents

Electrical Contractor Continuing Education Satisfies continuing education requirements for electricians in North Dakota and Minnesota. Class Topic: The 8-hour National Electrical Code Calculations course provides the experienced electrician and apprentice with a review of many of the calculations used in the electrical industry and the 2011 National Electrical Code. Some of the calculations include: voltage, drop, box, fill, fault, current, neutral current, conduit fill, overcurrent protection, PVC expansion and conductor sizing. This course is approved for 8 hours of continuing education credits by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The student should have a 2011 edition of the NEC book and a calculator. About the instructor: Gerry Imdieke is an instructor at Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Wadena, for the Construction Electrician program. He has been with M State as an instructor since 1990 and has taught extensively for many custom training groups. He teaches this class several times each year and the reviews are always excellent from the students. He is approved by the state of Minnesota to teach this course.

Fulfills 8 hours of CODE continuing education!

WHEN:

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 11, 2013

WHERE:

Minnesota State Community & Technical College 1900 28th Ave S Moorhead, MN 56560

REGISTER: (701) 232-5846 (701) 280-1108 (fax) kirsten@hbafm.com

Return form to:

HBA of F-M 1802 32nd Ave S Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 232-5846 (701) 280-1108 fax info@hbafm.com www.hbafm.com

HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION

at a reasonab

le price!

January 11, 2013 Electrical Continuing Education Registration NAME_ _______________________________ License # (MN/ND/SD) ____________________________ NAME_ _______________________________ License # (MN/ND/SD) ____________________________ NAME_ _______________________________ License # (MN/ND/SD) ____________________________ NAME_ _______________________________ License # (MN/ND/SD) ____________________________ HBA Members: Full day (includes lunch): $75 Non-Members: Full day (includes lunch): $100 COMPANY____________________________________________PHONE__________________________ FAX________________________EMAIL____________________________________________________ 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 advance of the class. Refunds will only be provided if notice of cancellation is received 24 hours before the class.

November 2012 Plains Builder  

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