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

2013 Third-Quarter Permit Report Page 11, Insert

HBA awards highest honors Page 8

Annual Meeting Recap Pages 20-21

Don’t miss ‘The Power of Understanding People’ Sponsored by:

Nov. 7 Keynote

David Mitchell, Leadership Difference Page 23


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

KRISTA MUND & MARIAH WENAAS Editing, Photography, Design

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

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

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

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

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

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Features

8 Congratulations Builder, Associate of the Year nominees! 10 HBA recognizes Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland for years of service 11 F-M area construction industry permit values exceed records 11 Election Day is Nov. 5 15 NAHB holds board meeting in Colorado Springs 17 HGTV ‘Design on a Dime’ star to speak at 2014 Home & Garden Show 18 Meet Your Board: Stan Birky, Stan Birky Construction, Inc. 20 Annual Meeting awards highest honors, recognizes 25-year members, Moorhead Mayor Voxland 24 Builder Profile: Dustin Murray Construction 27 HBA awards its highest honors to Guthmiller, Lipp: Builder, Associate of the Year 2013 29 Triple Player Spotlight: Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes 31 Education Opportunities: Free OSHA 10-Hour, fall protection 33 Industry remembers Louie Johnson, active HBA supporter 34 Spike Superstar: Drew Likness, Chase Realty

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

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News Briefs Hires & Promotions • Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., has hired Weston McGruder as an engineer in training and Sam McQuade as chief financial officer. • Coldwell Banker First Realty has hired Cyndee Engberg as a member of the sales team. • Dawson Insurance has hired Cindy Fleming as a commercial lines account manager. • Dakota Supply Group has promoted Anne Bryson to the position of branch manager at both its Grand Forks, N.D., and Bemidji, Minn. Bryson locations. Bryson will take over for Clair Zirnhelt, who will retire from DSG at the end of 2013. Bryson has worked at DSG since 1986, serving in a number of key positions, including time in the quotations department and most recently as an account manager. She is a graduate of the Gold level in the Electric Products Education Course, a highly regarded training program in the electrical distribution industry. “Anne brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to her new position,” says DSG President Tom Rosendahl. “She is highly respected by both our customers and by her fellow employee owners. She’s going to be an important part of our customers’ success in Grand Forks and Bemidji.” • Eide Bailly LLP has promoted D.C. Lucas to business adviser manager. • Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co. has hired Angela Berntson. • Halvorson Company Inc. has hired Harry Hawken as an employee benefits specialist.

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• Harmon Glass Doctor has hired Danielle Brandenburg as inside sales and administrative assistant. • Keller Williams Roers Realty has hired Leah Goetz. • Lexstar Real Estate Services has hired Mike Peschel as a member of its commercial real estate team. • NetWork Center, Inc. has hired William Galvin, Dan Nachtigall and Aaron Sundquist as help desk technicians, Dane Petersen as an application developer, Jason Keller as a network systems analyst and Katie Klevgaard as an accounting specialist. • Prudential Premier Real Estate has hired seven new employees to its sales team. They are: Joan Kirk, Katie Johnson, Mary Eberhard, Michael Soulis, Rachel Rawley, Sandra Wanek and Sue Benedict. • RDO Equipment has hired Courtney Flemming as an accountant and Noel Snyder as a credit manager. • Stantec has hired Peggy Harter as a senior planner and project manager. • Widmer Roel PC has hired Spencer Nordman as an audit associate. • Wrigley Mechanical, Inc. has hired Wade Devlieger as project manager. Awards & Accolades • Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services won a second-place National Marketing Communications award in the promotional campaign division at the recent Society for Marketing Professional Services conference in Orlando, Fla. • Lowell P. Bottrell, a shareholder attorney of the Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden and Thompson law firm, has been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2014 field of bankruptcy and creditor and debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law.

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• Twenty-eight Bell State Bank & Trust employees have pooled together to donate their personal and Pay it Forward funds to the Kristin Bonham family of Hawley, Minn. Bonham’s 15-year-old daughter, Rylie Efterfield, died in a house fire in July that also destroyed the family’s home. Bonham is a single mother caring for five young children. • BW Insurance held its inaugural Husks for Harvest event Aug. 21 to raise money and awareness for Farm Rescue. The event, which featured corn on the cob, a pig roast and door prizes, raised just over $10,000 to help support Farm Rescue. • Peggy Isakson, senior sales associate with Coldwell Banker First Realty, has been named to the Realtors Political Action Committee North Dakota Hall of Fame. • Conmy Feste Ltd. attorneys Kim E. Brust and Stephannie N. Stiel have been selected to the list of Great Plains Super Lawyers for 2013. • Heritage Homes has pledged to donate $500 for every new home sold in October to the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The company’s office building in Fargo was also illuminated with pink lights in October. • Ric Todd has achieved the Microsoft Installing and Configuring Windows Server certification and Dana Eckart has earned the Cisco Sales Expert certification. Both are employed at NetWork Center Inc. Jeremy Hostrup, also an employee at NetWork Center Inc., has achieved the Brocade Certified Network Engineer certification adn the 350-001 CCIE routing and switching certification. • Best Lawyers Peer-Review publication has named Paul M. Briefs con’t on next page

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Hubbard, Conmy Feste Ltd., as the Fargo Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for 2014. • Scott Breidenbach and Vicky Matson, with Park Co. Realtors, and Morris Pyle, with RE/ MAX Legacy Realty, have been nominated into the Omega Tau Rho Fraternity by the North Dakota Association of Realtors. Each received the Medallion of Service in recognition of their leadership skills. • Dan Staller, Fargo market president at Starion Financial, has been awarded a diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. IBS registration is now open Member registration for the 2014 International Builders Show Feb. 4-6, in Las Vegas, is open. It’s never too early to plan. IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show will co-locate beginning in 2014! Visit www. buildersshow.com for more details or contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. Mark your calendar for January Mark your calendar for the Jan. 9 New Year’s celebration and installation ceremony. More details coming soon! HBA to volunteer for Salvation Army The HBA of F-M’s members will participate in bell ringing for the Salvation Army Dec. 5 and 18 at West Acres. Contact Mariah Wenaas at (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm. com to sign up for available time slots. 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 straight-forward communication. It provides an overview of the key safety issues residential builders and workers need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries, and includes updated information on fall protection. This handbook is available free

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The 2013 third quarter building permit report for Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo is an insert in this issue.

for HBA of F-M members’ use by stopping at the office. For more information, contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846. Volunteers needed for World of Thanks Volunteers are needed to deliver 2014 membership directories for the World of Thanks program in January. It is a great way to network and meet other members. Contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. HBC trustees leave board Thank you to Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. and Eric Rokke, Rokke Construction for time served on the Home Builders Care Board of Trustees. Rokke served on the board since 2004 and was president in 2008. Dietz served as liaison from the HBA of F-M board since 2011. The Foundation appreciates your hard work and support! HBA is not associated with ‘Fargo Remodeling Expo’ in March The HBA of F-M has learned of a “Fargo Remodeling Expo” organized by L&L Exhibition Management coming to the Civic Center in March. Please be aware that this show is not associated with the HBA. The HBA’s Red River Valley Home & Garden Show will be on its usual weekend, Feb. 21-23, at the Fargodome. Reach thousands of consumers by sponsoring Home & Garden Show Here’s your chance to connect with a qualified audience. There are multiple sponsor levels to choose from. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for sponsorship levels and details. Win a free year of membership Your HBA tracks its members who pay dues before the month of renewal. These members go into a drawing for a free year of dues. ($450 value!) For

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

Hints: • She is a proud UND graduate! • She reads the Plains Builder front to back every month. • She grew up in Devils Lake, N.D. • She is closing in on her one-year anniversary at the HBA. 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.

example, if your membership is paid through Dec. 31, 2013, you would need to pay your dues before Dec. 1, 2013, to be entered. Contact Amanda Ohlsen at (701) 232-5846 or amanda@hbafm.com with any questions. Plains Builder advertising space now available The HBA’s monthly publication, the Plains Builder, is distributed to the HBA membership, local government officials, as well as state and federal legislators. This publication is a great way to market your company to the construction industry. Advertising space for 2014 is available now. We have a variety of size and color options open, starting at a business card ad size. 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 and there are still spots available for 2013. This is a great way to advertise specific monthly events such as sales or promotions. Briefs con’t on page 7

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HBA of F-M President’s Message Election day is almost here: Moorhead sees potential for high turnover

Nov. 5 is Election Day. Moorhead residents will elect council members and a new mayor. Your HBA has supported Mike Hulett for mayor; Alex Huseby in Ward 1; Mark Altenburg in Ward 2; Brenda Elmer in Ward 3; and Ben Anderson in Ward 4. See page 11 for more details on our selection process and the candidates themselves. If you are a Minnesota resident, please get out and vote for housing. We have supported these candidates with funds you helped us raise through the North Dakota Association of Builders political action committee (NDAB-PAC). We believe they have the industry’s issues in mind and will bring a pragmatic voice to the table. Darrick Guthmiller Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.

Third quarter permits reflect bustling building industry

The HBA of F-M’s third quarter building permit report is included as an insert in this issue and there is an article deconstructing the report on page 11. You will see, the F-M area continues to experience an astounding resurgence. Construction values are breaking records. As long as the weather holds, I’m sure we will continue to see high activity!

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

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

No one likes to leave money on the table. So, what if you could get a rebate for your loyalty to many of the nation’s leading housing industry product suppliers? Well, now you can! The North Dakota Association of Builders’ Member Rebate Program increases your bottom line. For the minimal effort of informing NDAB about home construction products you use, and when you close on a home or project, you’ll be putting money back in your pocket.

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about who our Spikes are. You can also contact Allison Weckman 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 New Year Celebration & Installation.

Annual Meeting

Congratulations to all the nominees for Builder and Associate of the Year that were awarded Oct. 15. I am truly honored to have received this award, and congratulate our Associate of the Year, Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom, and everyone who was nominated. The HBA appreciates the high level of commitment that each nominee has given to their industry. Terry and I will do our best to represent you well at the state level for the NDAB Annual Meeting Nov. 22.

November keynote, employee classification education opportunity

For the second year, we are shaking up the November General Membership Meeting with a keynote and social setting, featuring David Mitchell of The Leadership Difference. This is a chance to gain tools to help you understand peoples’ unique communication styles and learn from one of the experts in organization development. We will also offer a class from 2:30-3:30 p.m. titled “Avoid Costly Legal Consequences of Employee Misclassification” taught by an expert from Avitus Group.

Join an HBA of F-M Committee

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

Both Builder and Remodeler companies, no matter how large or small, qualify for the program, and you are not required to use products from every manufacturer.

No change needed in your business practices

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

Register online

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

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Consider HBA publications for advertising your business The HBA of F-M’s Plains Builder advertising delivers your message monthly to hundreds of building industry professionals. The Membership Directory & Consumer Guide is provided to each HBA member company, as well as thousands of F-M consumers all year! Space reservation is due as soon as possible! Members can contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com for more information. Mark your calendar for 2013 Career Expo Dec. 12 Mark your calendar now for the eleventh annual Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo Dec. 12 at the Fargodome. The Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation and the HBA of F-M are major sponsors of this event for ninth grade students to explore careers in a variety of industries, including construction. HBA members eligible for EAP HBA of F-M member companies are eligible for The Village Employee Assistance Program at reduced rates. 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. Contact Charlie Lindberg at (701) 451-5034. HBA offers contractor continuing ed classes next year Mark your calendar to attend the HBA of F-M’s continuing education classes in 2014. • Electrical contractor: Jan. 10 • Minnesota building contractor: Jan. 17 and Feb. 3

• Power limited technician: March 7 • Plumbing contractor: watch for details soon! Look for more information coming soon, or contact Mariah Wenaas at (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm.com for more details. HBA offers discount program through Verizon Wireless The HBA of F-M has partnered with Verizon Wireless to offer a discount program for Builder members to receive 22 percent off monthly access calling plan fees, plus more! To take advantage of this discount, go to www.mynpp.com and click “Join now.” After registration, you will receive a username and password with instructions to receive the discount. If you have questions, contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. Elliott celebrates 35 years with FHRA Jill Elliott has been recognized for 35 years of service to the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority. She began working at FHRA in 1978 as a tenant services coordinator at New Horizons Manor. She was promoted to project manager and later to assistant manager. She has been serving as deputy director since 1994, where she oversees 4,500 tenants and 70 staff. FHRA held a surprise party for Elliott on Sept. 30 to thank her for her service and celebrate the milestone.

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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, local, state and national Association activities and overall support of the HBA and industry. HBA of F-M winners for the 2013 award are Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., and Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom. 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. 22 in Williston. See page 27 for Guthmiller’s and Lipp’s stories.

Builder of the Year Nominee 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 a National Association of Home Builders Life Director. He is also active on the Public Issues Committee and is an NAHB BUILD-PAC trustee for the North Dakota Association of Builders. Dabbert is a Gold 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 have 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.

Associate of the Year Nominees Dan Beecher, Foam Doctor’s, LLC

Dan Beecher is president of Foam Doctor’s LLC in Fargo. He served as chair of the Remodelers Council last year, and has been a member of the group for four years. He joined the HBA of F-M in 1991. Over the years, Beecher has volunteered for wheelchair ramp projects and donated spray foam for last year’s Home Builders Care Build for Habitat. Beecher demonstrated insulation techniques to high school students at the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades this year, which was very wellreceived. He also volunteered his tailgating grill and talents for the Remodelers Council picnic, Muddy Boots Builder Picnic and August Family Picnic.

Monica Hart, Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc.

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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 Homes Horizon Awards and judging, volunteered 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 table sponsor since 2009.

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John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc.

John Koerselman owns Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. He became active with the HBA in 2004 through the Golf Outing and then joined the Public Issues Committee, serving as chair in 2011. He has been active in the Association’s governmental affairs, participating in many legislative activities for both North Dakota and Minnesota this year. He is also a strong supporter of NDAB-PAC and serves on the HBA board of directors. Koerselman has been a longerterm sponsor of the Annual Meeting and Golf Outing. He has also supported the Construction Trades Academy, is a regular Membership Meeting attendee, donated time and material for the RENEW house in 2009 and was 2011 Associate of the Year.

Paul Krabbenhoft, Coldwell Banker First Realty

Paul Krabbenhoft, Coldwell Banker First Realty, has been a real estate agent for 23 years and has been with Coldwell for the past six years. He was elected to the HBA of F-M’s board of directors in 2011, and has been active on HBA committees for several years. Currently, he serves on the Public Issues Committee, participating as needed with legislative and advocacy efforts for both North Dakota and Minnesota. Krabbenhoft was very active in participating in the HBA’s activities with N.D. House Bill 1020 involving funding for permanent flood protection and attended the Builders Association of Minnesota’s and North Dakota Association of Builders’ member legislative activities at the capitol. He has been an elected Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor since 1985 and is also part of the Clay County and Moorhead Planning Commissions.

Paul Lindemann, Lindemann Finish Carpentry, Inc.

Paul Lindemann, Lindemann Finish Carpentry, Inc., has been a member of the HBA of F-M for nearly six years and is on his third year with the Public Issues Committee, currently serving as chair. He was very supportive of the HBA’s efforts regarding N.D. House Bill 1020 regarding permanent flood protection, attending many meetings and offering his perspective on the issue. He continues to be a Gold Key contributor for NDAB-PAC and has been involved with NDAB’s PAC meetings. Last year, he participated in Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s Tour de Habitat, supported the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat and helped with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition builds locally.

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mean to the continued development of Moorhead. When asked by the HBA staff on some of his favorite accomplishments in office, by Mike Obach, Public Affairs Coordinator he was quick to mention After 12 successful years at the helm of the city of Moorhead’s extensive flood Moorhead, current Mayor mitigation plan. Mark Voxland has decided This effort has led not to run for a fourth term. to almost 99 percent He will step down at the end of the community Mayor Mark Voxland and his of the year after finishing being protected by a wife Donna. his final term, and put his 100-year flood event focus back on being a fulland is a major attraction for new home builders time electrical contractor and home buyers. When discussing his legacy and and enjoying some new what he would like to see going forward for the opportunities out of elected city, Voxland said that Moorhead, a city with few office. developments and little variety early in his career, is Voxland has been a longcurrently developing in every direction except west, time friend and member of with a wide variety of homes and neighborhoods to Executive Vice President Bryce the HBA of F-M, working choose from. He feels that while the city has made Johnson gives Moorhead diligently to create a great strides in “customer service,” particularly in Mayor Mark Voxland a token of partnership with our members appreciation from the HBA for his the areas of permits and inspections, the city staff and staff. Voxland Electric many years of public service to his and leadership need to strive to improve and make joined the HBA in 1979 and community, city and the building those processes more user-friendly. industry. has been a PAC donor for The HBA took time at the October Annual many years. He has often Meeting to recognize Mayor Voxland with a special made time in his busy schedule to meet and share concerns plaque and sincere thanks. We wish him the best of luck and information with the HBA, and has been forwardin the future and know that we will be fortunate enough to thinking in realizing how much our builders and associates enjoy his presence as a member of the Association.

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Public Issues Report of Area Affairs F-M area construction industry permit values exceed records by Mike Obach, Public Affairs Coordinator Krista Mund, Communications Manager

The Fargo-Moorhead area building industry continues to experience an astounding resurgence. Overall construction values have surpassed last year’s third-quarter peak, as evidenced by the HBA of F-M’s year-to-date building permit report. This brings the area back to levels it hasn’t experienced since the mid-2000s. Total construction value is already over $523 million, which is the highest posted through the first three quarters, and supersedes last year’s record by just under $90 million. For reference, the previous third quarter high was in 2006 at $428 million, and current numbers are almost $100 million higher than those numbers. HBA of F-M President Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., says “Our members continue to enjoy a wonderful work season here in the valley. Although there was a late winter and wet spring, we are still building houses at an amazing rate!” For the F-M area as a whole, single-family construction has exceeded the previous high of 745 permits in 2004, hitting 770. Residential construction is still at record levels, posting the highest number of housing starts (single-family, twin home and row houses) since 2005: there have been

Election Day is Nov. 5

HBA endorses five for Moorhead races, all candidates uncontested in Dilworth by Mike Obach, Public Affairs Coordinator

This fall is a rather slow one on the election front, with only eight races in our local area – and only five of those being contested. The city of Moorhead has the mayoral seat and four of the eight city council seats up for grabs – one in each ward – while the city of Dilworth has its mayoral seat and two of the four city council seats up this year. As of the filing date, no one in the Dilworth races had an opponent. It looks like Chad Olson will remain mayor for four more years, Jim Aasness will remain on city council, and newcomer Jason Kakac will join him. The HBA of F-M will set up meetings with all three candidates to share our industry’s support of the continued growth of Dilworth. Although there are only three candidates for three slots in Dilworth, Moorhead races have more than made up for that. There are four mayoral candidates and 13 individuals running for the four city council seats, which have made the races very exciting. The HBA held three Candidate Forums and the overall feedback is that it has been outstanding to meet so many quality candidates. The level of commitment to public service is very positive and bodes well for the city’s future. Here is a recap of the five races and who your HBA is supports (all candidates listed in order of filing, per the city of Moorhead city clerk).

982 housing starts in the F-M area through September. This pace is up 34 percent from the 732 starts in 2012, which was itself a 64 percent increase from the previous year. • The city of Moorhead has shown great growth, with 43 more total housing starts than last year at this time, and a 24 percent increase in single-family residences. • In Fargo, every category, other than residential remodeling, has experienced an increase from last year, with total housing starts increasing by just under 40 percent from third quarter of last year. • Dilworth has seen its total housing starts double, as that number rose from 12 to 25. • In West Fargo, where housing (and all construction) numbers have seen the most impressive growth in the region, there has been another 20 percent increase over last year’s total housing starts; multi-family construction has almost doubled. “Despite this record growth, our metro area still faces challenges in flood insurance mandates and the wait for permanent flood protection,” Guthmiller says. “Our industry is working hard to keep up with demand and to find the workforce necessary - these are positive challenges as it means we are busy putting people to work and creating jobs.” If you have questions regarding the permit report, contact Mike Obach at (701) 232-5846 or mike@hbafm. com. • Mayor: The four candidates are Councilman Mark Hintermeyer, Councilman Mike Hulett, Del Rae Williams and Kevin Shores. The members have chosen to endorse Mike Hulett. He is a current councilman from the Ward and was the city’s former human resources director. He is also a past Moorhead school board member and Chamber of Commerce board member as well as a former Naval officer. • 1st Ward: The three candidates for Luther Stueland’s vacated seat include David Hallman, Mari Dailey and Alex Huseby. The HBA has endorsed Huseby, a local small business owner and former Infantry officer with the Minnesota Army National Guard. • 2nd Ward: The two candidates are current councilman Mark Altenburg and Jim Haney. The members have decided to support Altenburg for another term. He was recently named the director of advancement for Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead and as a council member, has been very supporting of initiatives to improve the means and availability of housing in Moorhead. • With former 1st Ward councilman Dan Bohmer withdrawing his name from contention, the race for Moorhead’s 3rd Ward is now down to the incumbent, Councilwoman Brenda Elmer and Julian Dahlquist. The HBA will continue to support Elmer, who recently was hired as the regional director of the MN/ND Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. • Finally, in the 4th Ward there are five candidates Election Day con’t on page 32

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News from the North Dakota Association of Builders insurance premiums, NAHB staff needs those addresses NDAB tops 2K and the information surrounding them. Please share any pertinent information with the HBA of F-M Public Affairs members, leaders Coordinator Mike Obach at (701) 232-5846 or mike@ travel to Colorado hbafm.com.

In preparing reports for the National Association of Home Builders’ Fall Board of Directors meeting, I noticed that the North Jason Eid Dakota Association of Builders has hit NDAB President a major milestone: We have exceeded 2,000 members statewide! Congratulations to our local associations on making this happen. It is an exciting time in our great state and our industry is doing very well. Several of our leaders traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., last month for NAHB’s board meeting. I am happy to report that NDAB’s own Ralph Applegren, Applegren Construction, Grand Forks, was unanimously approved as national Area 10 chairman. He began serving as an NAHB National Director in 1992, is now a Senior Life Director and previously served as NAHB’s state representative for North Dakota. Congratulations! Area 10 chairmen serve on NAHB’s executive committee. Area 10 includes Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

National flood insurance program changes Flood insurance at the national level is still a hot topic and a major concern. NAHB is in the process of gathering information on the most current effects. If anyone has new construction addresses that have seen the increase in flood

NDAB member benefit highlight: North Dakota Professional Builder

The North Dakota Professional Builder (NDPB) certification program is administered by NDAB is and the only one of its kind in the state of North Dakota. This voluntary certification program for home builders was established to recognize professionals in the home building industry. Participants in the program set themselves apart with these benefits and advantages in the market place: website link and listing on the NDAB website www.ndbuild.com; consumer brochures provided to NDPBs for distribution to potential customers; NDPB window clings; NDPB logos for your use on marketing materials. Cost is $100 and you must complete seven credits of continuing education annually.

You are invited!

NDAB will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Nov. 21-22 at the Grand Williston Hotel & Conference Center in Williston. We are planning a patriotic theme and encourage attendees to dress in red, white and blue for the banquet Friday night. If you would like more information, or to register, please contact your local association. The North Dakota Association of Builders’ search for a new executive officer continues. The office will be minimally staffed during the interim. If you need assistance, contact your local association’s executive officer or NDAB President Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., at (701) 237-0510 ext. 160 or jasoneid@eid-co.com. The email account that will be monitored for the association is info@ndbuild.com.

NDAB Annual Meeting, Awards Banquet Schedule Nov. 21

1-1:45 p.m. Registration/Board Check-In 1:45-2:45 p.m. 411 on the 3-in-1 NDAB new board orientation

3-6 p.m. Statoil Well Site Tour 6:30 p.m. Social

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8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. NDAB Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting 2:30-4 p.m. NDAB-PAC Trustees Meeting 5-6:30 p.m. NDAB-PAC Appreciation Reception Off-site, by invitation only for $365+ donors

6:30 p.m. Social & Silent Auction

Silent Auction to benefit NDAB-PAC 7:15 p.m. Awards Banquet – Patriotic Theme, wear

your red, white & blue!

2013 State Builder & Associate of the Year Awards Installation of 2014 NDAB Board of Directors and Ken Callahan, 2014 State President Silent Auction and Fishbowl Drawings Music/Entertainment

Back your PAC ... your PAC backs you!

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NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Political Action Committee. It is a non-partisan political action committee that provides support for candidates who are friends of the building industry. People who show they care and are concerned about the building industry’s future make contributions to NDAB-PAC because they believe that cooperation equals strength.

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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 largest Bismarck-Mandan Fall Parade of Homes yet was a great success with 39 homes and increased attendance. Congratulations to all our Fall Parade of Homes winning builders: Venture Building Company, Lexar Homes, J & D Construction, Diversity Homes, Stoneshire Builders, Hallmark Homes, Fireside Custom Homes, Lausch Construction, Scott D. Berger Construction, Paramount Builders and Prestige Homes & Design. • Also, congratulations to our local BEAM award winner Mike Hopfauf of Hopfauf Custom Builders! He was announced as our local winner at the Fall Awards Mixer Oct. 15. • The 2014 Home Show is set for March 14-16. Contracts have gone out to previous exhibitors. If you have not received a contract and would like to be an exhibitor, please contact the BMHBA office. • On Nov. 7, we will be hosting a Lunch & Learn on how health care reform will affect your small business. Mark your calendars for this informative lunch. • Join us for our Associate General Membership Meeting Nov. 14 and cast your vote for the new association leadership. There are four directors’ spots up for election in 2014. If you would like to nominate someone for the board of directors, please contact the BMHBA office.

Dickinson Area Builders Association

(701) 483-0044 Irene Schafer, Executive Officer www.dickinsonareabuilders.com • Board members for next year were elected at our October General Membership Meeting at Lady J’s Club & Catering. Coming to our board next month for a twoyear term are Renee Bailey, Mike Schwab, Irene Schafer and David Shetler. Installation will be in November. • OSHA safety training classes were Oct. 14-15 at Butler Machinery. • Congratulations to our Builder of the Year, Mark Lefor, Tooz Construction, and our Associate of the Year, Kristi Schwartz, Kristi Schwartz Agency. • The Christmas Party will be held at the Eagles Club Dec. 11.

Forx Builders Association

(701) 746-4536 Betty McDonald, Executive Officer www.forxbuilders.com • Congratulations to all our winners: Builder of the Year

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Ryan Steenerson, A & L Siding & Home Improvement; Associate of the Year Chip Shea, Tim Shea’s Nursery & Landscaping; BEAM Award winner Garon Corporation and the Hall of Fame Award winner Lynn Vreeland, Vreeland Remodeling • Congratulations also to Ralph Applegren who was elected to be the new 2014 -2015 National Association of Home Builders’ Area 10 chairman. • The Forx Builders Association is participating in the 2nd Annual Northern Valley Career Expo for area sophomore high school students Nov. 13 at the Alerus Center. • Our safety training will be Nov. 13 at Muddy Rivers. Trenching and excavation will be offered in the morning and forklift operator training will be in the afternoon. • The Christmas Builders After Hours is scheduled for Dec. 4 at Keith’s Security World and will be hosted by the Membership Committee.

Minot Association of Builders

(701) 852-0496 Vicky Flagstad, Executive Officer www.minotab.com • Our 50th Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet was Oct. 15 at the Holiday Inn Riverside. Builder of the Year award went to Al Schall, Northstar Steel Inc. Associate of the Year went to Kevin Connole, Connole & Somerville Plumbing, Heating & Air, and our Citizen of the Year award went to Rev. Paul Krueger who established Hope Village to feed and house 5,000 out-oftown volunteers for our flood recovery efforts. • Home and Garden contracts will be sent out soon and plans are well underway for our 2014 event.

Williston Area Builders Association

(701) 572-4722 Jessica Taylor, Executive Officer www.willistonbuilders.com • Congratulations to our local Builder of the year, David Nordenstrom, Nordenstrom Custom Homes. Owner David Nordenstrom was also nominated and won our local BEAM award. Way to go! • Congratulations to our local Associate of the Year Bill Murphy, Bakken Realty. Murphy was very instrumental in the success of our first Parade of Homes! • Good luck to Ralph Applegren, Applegren Construction, who was elected as National Association of Home Builders Area 10 chairman. You have the full support of our local Association! • We are looking forward to seeing everyone here in Williston this month for the fall annual NDAB meeting! Congrats to our board member Ken Callahan as he will be sworn in as state president.

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News from the Builders Association of Minnesota Why do we have BAM’s Legal Action Fund? The home building industry’s legal action efforts came to life in 2003 in response to the significant amount of government regulation negatively impacting the residential construction industry. Having developed sophisticated legislative and regulatory programs, the industry found that more and more often the court system was the venue of last resort to stop cost-drivers. Initiative litigation was the next logical step to managing government actions that danced around the intent of state statutes. To that end, the creation of the fund completed the industry’s three-fold approach to government regulation. Since its inception, the fund has validated its purpose by providing a legal voice for the industry and by taking on cases that have statewide implications in order to strengthen and protect the industry. These cases set legal precedent for important statewide policy issues facing the home building industry and the decisions made can be called upon to help resolve similar problems as they arise for members across Minnesota. Equally important is making sure members have the business tools to protect their bottom line. To help in that realm, the fund makes available only to Builders Association of Minnesota members six essential contracts templates that help members manage business transactions, reduce liability exposure, and comply with state law. The contracts alone have an estimated value of $10,000.

How does the Legal Action Fund work?

Mark the Calendar! HBA schedules contractor continuing education classes for 2014 Look for registration forms coming soon or contact Mariah Wenaas at (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm.com.

Minnesota, North Dakota Electrical Contractor: Jan. 10

Any member of BAM may bring a legal issue forward and request help from the Legal Action Committee by contacting a member of the Legal Action Committee or BAM staff. The committee reviews the facts of the case and assesses whether it has statewide significance for the housing, residential development and building industry. At the direction of the Legal Action Committee, BAM may become directly involved as a party to litigation on behalf of its members, submit an amicus curiae brief arguing the legal and policy impacts of a court decision or engage in actions regarding a pending legal or regulatory matter. Statewide significance means those cases that present an opportunity to establish judicial or administrative precedent and have widespread and meaningful economic impact on the industry. The legal battles that face the industry are often immense – both in cost and the universal impact on every business working in the industry – and it is important to have a reliable ability to engage in these fights for the industry. The BAM board of directors approved this year, by unanimous voice vote, a Legal Action Fund Assessment for 2013 in the amount of $35 per member. In its ongoing efforts to respect local association budgeting cycles and to provide stability to the fund, BAM’s board of directors approved an assessment schedule for the next five years with a transition to having the fund be supported solely by BAM’s operating budget. After 2013, the Legal Action Fund assessment amounts by year are: $35 per member in 2014, $30 in 2015, $25 in 2016, $20 in 2017 and $15 in 2018. After the five-year period the Legal Action Committee will be funded by BAM’s operating budget only.

Minnesota Power Limited Technician: March 7

This year we’re preparing for a legal fight against the sprinkler mandate currently in the draft Minnesota version of the International Residential Code. We have solid facts and arguments on our side, but this is still a big fight to which the Legal Action Fund is supporting. This decision set BAM on a course to force an administrative law judge hearing on the matter. BAM’s Legal Action Fund hired Joe Springer, an attorney from Fredrikson & Byron to represent the industry. BAM has also retained the services of Karen Linner, BAM’s former director of codes and research, and Steve Orlowski, an expert from NAHB.

NEW! Minnesota Plumbing Contractor: Jan. 31

Fire sprinkler fight

Minnesota Building Contractor: Jan. 17 Feb. 3

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News from the National Association of Home Builders the economy’s potential for sustained growth. NAHB holds board regarding Although the United States’ Gross Domestic Product has meeting in Colorado only had a slow raise this year, around 1.8 percent, the expectations are for much higher numbers in the near Springs term – 3 percent next year and potentially 4 percent for Applegren approved for National Area 10 chairman

2015. Housing prices are showing strong signs of recovery and consumer confidence continues its rise back to prerecession levels. It is also good news that the NAHB Several representatives from the economists are predicting 2014 to have an increase to HBA of F-M took a trip to Colorado Carlita Dietz 826,000 housing starts, a 31 percent increase from 2013. Springs, Colo., last month to take National Director North Dakota’s very own Ralph Applegren, Applegren Jay Dietz part in the National Association of Construction, Inc. Construction (Grand Home Builders’ Fall Forks), was unanimously Board of Directors approved to become meeting. The National and Life Directors national Area 10 who attended were: Don Dabbert, Jr., chairman at our caucus Dabbert Custom homes; Clay Dietrich, meeting. He began Dietrich Homes, Inc; Jason Eid, Eidserving as an NAHB Co Buildings, Inc.; John Gunkelman, National Director in Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; Ken 1992, is now a Senior Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust; Tyrone Life Director and Leslie, Heritage Homes; Dan Lindquist, previously served Dan Lindquist Construction; Sylvia as NAHB’s state Lunski, Design Direction, Inc. The representative for North Ralph Applegren, Don Dabbert, Jr., Dawn Applegren, HBA’s Executive Vice President Bryce Ken Callahan, LeRoy Kurtyka, Carlita Dietz, Jeff Dakota. Congratulations! Johnson and I also attended. Zarling, Ken Krajsa, Clay Dietrich, Tyrone Leslie, Joe Area 10 chairmen serve There was a lot of good information Stenvold, Sylvia Lunski, Jason Eid, Eddy Mitzel, John on NAHB’s executive that the national association put out, Gunkelman, Dan Lindquist and Chip Shea. compounded by some very good news

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Feb. 21-23, 2014 Fargodome

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

• 1/4-page full-color ad in show guide* • Up to a 10’ x 20’ exhibit space** • Company logo displayed on cover and center spread of show guide, cover of show program, cover of January and February Plains Builders (inside the December and March issues), signage at the show, jumbotrons and TVs at the Fargodome, weekly HBA of F-M emails when applicable, and HBA website and social media sites when applicable • Article on company in show guide (100,000 distributed in hard copy through The Forum and at Hornbacher’s and is also available online and averages 5,000 unique visitors) • 30-second spot in main-stage seminar video loop • Opportunity to be interviewed during live radio remotes held before and during show • Opportunity to host one seminar

• 1/8-page full-color ad in show guide* • Up to a 10’ x 10’ exhibit space** • Company logo displayed on cover and center spread of show guide, cover of show program, cover of January and February Plains Builders (inside the December and March issues), signage at the show, jumbotrons and TVs at the Fargodome, weekly HBA of F-M emails when applicable, and HBA website and social media sites when applicable • Company logo displayed on signage throughout show • 30-second spot in main-stage seminar video loop • Link on HBA website for at least one month prior to and after show • Opportunity to be interviewed during live radio remotes held before and during show • Opportunity to host one seminar

$7,500

Only ONE Gold Sponsorship available! Total VALUE of Gold sponsorship: $17,599 SAVINGS of over $10,000 Supporting Sponsor $1,250 • Website link on the HBA of F-M’s Web page promoting the show at least one month prior to the show and after the show.

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$5,000

Only TWO Silver Sponsorships available!

Total VALUE of Silver sponsorship: $13,030 SAVINGS of over $8,000

• Recognition on signage at the main-stage seminar area. • Recognize sponsor on the Home Show Facebook page. • Logo displayed on jumbo-trons and TV’s within the Fargodome.

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Sponsorships are a great way to get your name out to many consumers. The Red River Home & Garden Show attracts 8,000-10,000 consumers each year. This is a unique opportunity of exposure to a very specific group of consumers. Start considering a sponsorship for the 2014 RRV Home & Garden Show today. Below are a few options for your company. Contact Jenny Erickson at jenny@hbafm.com or at (701) 232-5846 to find the perfect option for you and get the most value for your sponsorship dollars!

Bronze Sponsor $2,500

• 1/12-page full-color ad in show guide* • Company logo displayed on signage at show, center spread of show guide, in show program, on jumbotrons and TVs at the Fargodome, inside the January and February issues of the Plains Builder and on HBA website and social media sites when applicable • 30-second spot in main-stage seminar video loop • Opportunity to be interviewed during live radio remotes held before and during the show

Only FOUR Bronze Sponsorships available! Total VALUE of Bronze sponsorship: $7,470 SAVINGS of almost

$5,000!

* Ads can be increased in size for an additional fee. ** Size of exhibit space can be increased for an additional fee.

• Recognition in the Plains Builder newsletter. • Recognition in the show program. • 30-second spot in main-stage seminar video loop.

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HGTV ‘Design on a Dime’ star to speak at 2014 Home & Garden Show by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The HBA of F-M is ready and excited for another Red River Valley Home & Garden Show. It may be a few months away, but the planning is in full swing. Booth spaces and sponsorships are selling, the featured speaker is booked, advertising has been placed and more fun additions are in the works. The 2014 Home & Garden Show is thrilled to feature David Sheinkopf from HGTV’s Design on a Dime who will host seminars all three days of the show. He will speak on painting tips and tricks, proportion in your home, designing your home with things you already have and making sure you always have the right tool for the job. Sheinkopf began as a pre-teen model before his career moved him into television where he starred on Falcon

Crest and the Disney movie, Newsies. Soon enough he found that designing and building pieces filled a void in his life and he began constructing sets for commercials and music videos, which let to art direction and set design. He eventually started his own company building highend custom pieces for celebrity clientele. He continued to pursue something that was a combination of acting and his building passion and eventually landed his role on Design on a Dime. Today he continues down the path of design and hosting, hunting for and finding new and different ways to bring his two loves together. The Home & Garden Show will be Feb. 21-23, 2014 at the Fargdome. To exhibit, contact Alison Streyle at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com. Interested in sponsoring? There are multiple levels and can find one that fits your company wants and needs and is still in your price range! Contact Jenny Erickson today to see what is available at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@ hbafm.com.

2013 Home & Garden Show Exhibitors

*as of 10/18/12

Member Exhibitors ABC Seamless American Federal Bank Arvig Security & Video Surveillance Basement Technologies of North Dakota B-Dirt Construction Bell State Bank & Trust Bernie’s Water Conditioning Braaten Cabinets Budget Blinds of Fargo Building Concepts CAMBRIA Cass County Electric Cooperative Central Minnesota Credit Union Coldwell Banker First Realty Crane Johnson Lumber Co. Culligan Water Conditioning Curb Design Dakota Fence Dakota Wall Systems, Inc. DECKMASTERS Design Direction Electro Watchman, Inc. Encore Home Improvements EZ Open Garage Door Fabricators Supply Fabricators Unlimited Falk Ground Source Technologies, Inc. Fargo Glass & Paint Co. Fargo Tractor Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom Focal Point Kitchens Foltz Buildings Gate City Bank Greenscape Companies, Inc. H2 Design & Build Harry Gilbertson Construction Hebron Brick Supply Co. Heritage Homes Holly & Company Classic Homes, LLC Home & Hearth Home Geothermal Systems Home Heating, Plumbing Hot Springs Spas & Pool Tables 2

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Innovative Basement Systems Interior Affairs Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc. Kensok’s Hardwood Floors, Inc. Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Lampert Lumber Laney’s, Inc. Lemke Home Improvements, Inc. Lindsay EcoWater Systems Luxury Bath Marvin Windows & Doors Minnesota State Community & Technical College Minnkota Windows Moorhead Public Service Nelson Window Company Nodak Store Northland Truss Systems, Inc. Olson Pools & Spas Park Co. Realtors Paul Bunyan Nurseries Pella Windows & Doors Precision Concrete Cutters, Inc. Premium Decks Price-Rite Home Improvements, Inc. Pro Landscapers LLC Property Resources Group Prudential Premier Real Estate Quality Cabinets, Inc. Radiant Homes Red River Glazing, Inc. RHR Construction, Inc. Rigels, Inc. Rusco Windows & Cabinetry Co. Site on Sound, Inc. Solutions Structural Materials, Inc. Studs to Rugs T & S Custom Homes, Inc. The Foam Doctor’s, LLC Thermo-Tech Windows Total Basment Refinishing by Innovative Town & Country Credit Union Town & Country Realty, LLC

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TrinSpin Customs Tubs of Fun! Twin City Garage Door U.S. Bank Valley Lights Valley Mortgage, Inc. Waterfront Kitchen & Bath Western Products Western State Bank Windows Plus, Inc. Your Home Improvement Co. Non-Member Exhibitors A Spice Above Attention to Detail Painting, Inc. Barnesville Economic Development Authority Blue Ox Timber Frames City of Fargo - Forestry City of Fargo - Recycling City of Kindred Curb Xtrehm Design & Living Magazine DIY Wood Studio Freedom Chiropractic Health Center Grace Electric Hankinson Community Development Corporation, Inc. Hazelwood Flagpoles Healing Arts Chiropractic Hillsboro Hospitality In the Shades Interstate Spray Foam Life Chiropractic Center Mayville-Portland EDC Merry Maids Modern Living Concepts Custom Homes Norwex Rausch Granite Interiors Sam’s Club SnirtStopper Syndicate Sales Corporation “Something New” Jewelry Cleaner Tri-State Construction, Inc.

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Meet Your Board: Stan Birky

by Mariah Wenaas, Communications & Office Coordinator

Stan Birky of Stan Birky Construction, Inc., has been a member of the HBA of F-M since 2005. The company was founded in Detroit Lakes Stan Birky, in 1981, and he and his son Brad began Stan Birky with small remodeling jobs, additions Construction, Inc. and pole buildings. In 1993 he moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area and began building new construction. Aside from being a member of the HBA of F-M board of directors, Birky has been a regular Parade of Homes participant and long-time committee member, entered a remodeled home on the 2nd Annual Remodeled Home Tour, an alternate National Director and will soon be the new board liaison for Home Builders Care. Birky joined the HBA of F-M board of directors five years ago, and said he became involved to participate in the leadership of an industry that has been very good to him. “Actually, it was because Bryce bought me breakfast,” he laughs. Birky says that one of the reasons the board is important to the HBA is because “the board has maintained a professional presence in the community and hears reports from committees that stay abreast of industry issues.”

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He says that the best part about being an association leader is the development of relationships with others in the industry and understanding the scope of influence the HBA of F-M and its leadership have in the industry. Birky grew up on a family farm in Nebraska. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education and taught school for two years before entering into the building industry. Away from work, Birky, along with his son Brad, enjoys raising registered Black Angus cattle.

Fun facts about Birky:

• What you never knew about me: “I’m happy to say I have 12 grandchildren!” • Favorite vacation spot: South Texas. • Favorite TV program: Duck Dynasty

New Year Celebration & Installation

Jan. 9 • 5 p.m.

There will be no December meeting, so mark your calendar now for the Jan. 9! - 2014 Board of Directors & President Installation - Extra Mile Award Presentation - Spike Awards - BEAM Award - PAC Committee Recognition - 2013 Year in Review

More details coming soon!

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Gold Sponsors

by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The 24th Annual Fall Home Show, hosted by the HBA of F-M Remodelers Council, was completely sold out with a waiting list and welcomed a fantastic crowd at its new home, Scheels Arena! The show ran Sept. 27-28 and although being on the ice made things a bit chilly, the consumers had great things to say about the new venue. Over 1,850 consumers enjoyed the variety of exhibits and were able to get everything under one roof! With a total of 95 exhibiting companies, there was plenty to see: new home builders, remodeling contractors, flooring, siding, spas, windows, water purification, decks, heating and air conditioning, interior decorating and design, kitchen and bath design, cabinetry, garages, plumbing and more! This year’s featured speaker, Paul F. Ryan, the ‘Kitchen Magician,’ hosted interactive seminars on remodeling, kitchen/bathroom design and more! He brought consumers on stage to try out tips and techniques themselves! The show also heard from a historic home expert, Donovan Rypkema, about home preservation and revitalization. Thank you to our 2013 Gold Sponsors: Budget Blinds of Fargo and Luxury Bath, Silver sponsors: CenturyLink and LP Building Products, Stage Sponsor: Stenerson Lumber and Beverage Sponsor: Culligan Water Conditioning.

Silver Sponsors

Stage Sponsor

Beverage Sponsor

Thank you 2013 Fall Home Show Supporters! Fall Home Show exhibitors The City of Fargo The Forum Remodelers Council Hornbacher’s

NAHB Student Chapters North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton North Dakota State University, Fargo Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Moorhead Minnesota State University Moorhead

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Annual Meeting awards highest honors, recognizes 25-year members, Moorhead Mayor Voxland

Thank You

October Sponsor!

by Alison Streyle, Events Coordinator

The HBA of F-M’s Annual Meeting had a fabulous turnout. About 100 members attended and heard updates from the Builders Association of Minnesota Executive Vice President Remi Stone on the fire sprinkler mandate and administrative law judge hearing. Next, Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation President Jim Gartin spoke on Economic Gardening, the key to our communities continued success. A fun social game focused on understanding one another and included members looking at photos of HBA staff and creating the best caption as to what they thought each staff member was thinking! This tied to our November keynote speaker David Mitchell, Leadership Difference, and his presentation entitled “The Power of Understanding People.” The lucky winners are listed in the yellow box to the right. Check out our Facebook page to see the photos and their winning captions! Each winner received $25 cash and a free registration ($30 value) to the November Building Industry HR session. Prize Winners: Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland Sponsor prize, $50 was recognized for his many years gift card to Sushi 101: or public service and was given a Dustin Murray, Dustin Murray toekn of appreciation from HBA Construction members. Also recognized during Two-Consecutive Meeting Winner: the program were the HBA’s newest Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. 25-year members: BW Insurance Agency, Inc.; Kerkow Appraisals, ‘Caption This’ Social Game Winners: Monica Hart, Monica Inc.; Mathison’s; Quality Structures, Hart Interior Design, Inc. Inc.; RRC Specialties, Inc.; Systems Technology; and Wells Fargo Stephanie Lindemann, Heritage Homes Insurance Services. Tom & Lori Spaeth, Accent Contracting Last, but not least, the Builder Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, and Associate of the Year were Kitchen & Lighting Showroom awarded and recognized for all they have done in the past year with the HBA and in the community. The 2013 Builder of the Year is Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., and the 2013 Associate of the Year is Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom. Congratulations and a big thank you from the entire HBA of F-M! More on the winners and nominees starts on page 8.

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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.

Follow your HBA of F–M: @HBAFM

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Vivian Thingelstad, Serenity Homes; Patti Helm, First International Bank & Trust; and LuAnn White, Coldwell Banker First Realty, mingle before finding their seats.

Thank you to Annual Meeting sponsor Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. (l-r: John Koerselman, Kyle Hans, Patrick McCann)

Tom and Lori Spaeth, Accent Contracting; Kay and Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door, Inc.; and Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust, catch up during the evening’s social hour.

Jim Gartin, president of the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation speaks to the membership about “Economic Gardening.”

Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust, gives Annette Ambuehl, BW Insurance, a 25-year member clock as a thank you for years of membership.

Builders Association of Minnesota Executive Vice President Remi Stone updates HBA members on what's happening on the Minnesota side of the river.

www.facebook.com HBAFargoMoorhead HomeShowFM ParadeFM HomeBuildersCare CharityRideforHBC

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November keynote features experts on leadership, building industry HR David Mitchell, Leadership Difference, and David Stephens, Avitus Group

The November keynote is almost here, but there you still have a chance to register! The HBA of F-M offers you two top-notch opportunities on both leadership through understanding communication styles and tips on how to deal with legal consequences of employee misclassification. Attend these sessions by David Mitchell, founder of Leadership Difference, and David Stephens with Avitus Group. David Stephens will speak on building industry HR to start off the day at 2:30 p.m. Then, stay to hear a fantastic keynote by David Mitchell and learn how to understand individuals’ unique communication styles. Both classes are held at the Ramada Plaza & Suites and will be followed by a networking social with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. To

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7

register for one, or both, of these events contact the HBA now before it’s too late! Call (701) 232-5846 or email info@hbafm.com.

Afternoon session: Building Industry HR: Employee Misclassification

• The difference between independent contractors and employees and what needs to be handled differently between the two. • Labor laws specific to the home building industry. • Other HR issues specific to the home building industry.

Keynote: The Power of Understanding People

This presentation gives attendees tools to understand individuals’ unique communication style. Attendees will walk away with: • A better understanding of their own and others’ unique interactive style • Valuable information about the various interactive styles to help become a more insightful communicator, leader, sales professional and customer service provider • The foundation of information necessary to finetune relationships with customers, colleagues, family members and friends.

Building Industry HR: Avoid Costly Legal Consequences of Employee Misclassification Registration: 2 p.m. Class: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Keynote presentation “The Power of Understanding People” Registration: 3:30 p.m. Keynote: 4-6 p.m. Social with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres: 6 p.m.

Thank you sponsors for November keynote!

WHERE: Ramada Plaza Suites

COST: Employee classification session and keynote presentation: $60 members | $90 non-members Employee classification session alone: $30 members | $50 non-members Keynote presentation alone: “The Power of Understanding People” $40 members | $65 non-members

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HBA of F-M Associate Member Feature Dustin Murray Construction Small business with a personal touch by Mariah Wenaas, Communications & Office Coordinator

Dustin Murray’s first experience with the building world was when he was 10 years old and helped his step-dad build a house. “I may have just been in his way more than anything, but I really enjoyed the work,” says Murray. This early experience with construction planted a seed that continued to grow. He also did some construction work throughout high school, and then went to work framing houses after graduation. Murray later decided he wanted to attend college, and chose Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s carpentry program, from which he graduated in 2002. While Murray was in school for construction management, he began working as a framer for a local custom home builder, where he stayed for over eight years and ended up as a foreman. In 2012, Murray founded his company, Dustin Murray Construction, in West Fargo. His employer was going out of business, and Murray concluded it was time to start out on his own, like he had always dreamed. The company originally focused on small jobs; handyman-type work, and sometimes subcontracting different jobs such as framing, siding and finish work. Murray first heard of the HBA of F-M when he was in the carpentry program at M State. He was a part of the Student Chapter and ended up becoming the president. Throughout the years Murray has worked for other HBA member companies and had attended meetings and picnics prior to starting Dustin Murray Construction. “When I started my own business, I felt it was the right thing to do join the HBA - so I could be a part of the organization that supports and helps my business,” Murray says.

One thing that sets Dustin Murray Construction apart from the others is the personal aspect. “I am the one meeting with the client, and also doing the work,” says Murray. Murray stays busy with many types of jobs and enjoys the variety in his dayto-day work. Dustin Murray Construction focuses more on remodeling than on new construction, since it is still a fairly new company. However, the company is growing. Outside of work, Murray and his wife Melissa are expecting their second child this winter. When asked what the biggest challenge facing the industry is, Dustin Murray started his construction business last year. Murray says he’s not personally dealing with any issues, but that he hears from several other contractors that they are having a hard time finding good employees who will stay around. To those wanting to start their own business in the industry, Murray advises making sure to really watch your workload. “It is far too easy to just say yes to work, and end up having too much on your Dustin Murray Construction plate,” says Murray. 213 5th Ave. W West Fargo, ND, 58078 (701) 361-4946

NEW! Minnesota Plumbing Contractor Continuing Education Jan. 31

• 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Minnesota State Community & Technical College, 1900 28th Ave. S., Moorhead • This 8-hour course will include two hours of training covering a topic that is current and relevant to the plumbing industry and plumbing professionals. This two hours will qualify for the new state requirement of “technical other” training as outlined in the license renewal requirements. • The course will also include six hours of code review. This code review will qualify for the new state requirement of “code” code training as outlined in the license renewal requirements. • Each attendee should bring a code book to the class to participate in this portion of the training. • Member cost: $75; Non-member cost: $150

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HBA of F-M Industry Spotlight Star Masonry • Howard Bjerke 3743 15th St S • Fargo, ND 58104 (701) 237-9130

What is your company’s focus?

“We currently focus mostly on brick and stone veneers on residential housing and apartments and natural stone veneers for fireplaces.”

What is the latest trend in your industry? Howard Bjerke Owner Star Masonry

“I’ve noticed that there is a lot of use of manufactured and cultured stone. I personally would rather see more use of brick.”

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

“I think that one of the biggest challenges that the industry currently faces is finding people that want to be in this line of work. I haven’t really found a great way of dealing with it.”

Stone Holding Company • Diana Stead 2131 16th St N Ste B • Fargo, ND 58102 (701) 364-0940 • www.stoneholding.com

The HBA thanks members who are involved with this industry:

Caulking Masonry, Brick, Glass Block & Stone Buckley Masonry Inc. Ellenson Caulking, LLC Gemstone Masonry Operating Company Inc. Hebron Brick Company Hebron Brick Supply Nitz Masonry Star Masonry Structural Materials, Inc. Swenson Masonry LLC Stone Holding Company

Don’t miss this meeting! Nov. 7

Keynote followed by social and hors d’ oeuvres • “The Power of Understanding People,” a keynote by David Mitchell, Leadership Difference Meeting will be held at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. See page 23 or visit www.hbafm.com and click the calendar for more details!

What is your company’s focus?

“Our selection center is available to view full slabs of granite, marble and other exotic stones. We are also the distributor of Caesarstone Quartz.” Diana Stead Sales Manager Stone Holding Company

What is the latest trend in your industry?

“One of the latest trends is lighter-colored stone with an emphasis on grays and whites, which are chosen to complement the trend of painted cabinets that we are seeing more of.”

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

“One of the biggest challenges that the industry faces is a lack of education on what stone will be the right product for specific applications. I believe there needs to be more in-store seminars with builders, cabinet shops, kitchen and bath dealers, as well as reviewing the ‘dos and don’ts’ with homeowners. “Another issue is ‘buying direct’ when more information is needed to get a professional installation. Stone Holding decides who to sell to through a fabrication network that invests in tooling, design and good customer service. Not just anyone can work with our products successfully.”

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News from the HBA of F-M Remodelers Council 2013 Remodelers Council Consider joining the Remodelers Council in 2013

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

Dan Beecher Foam Doctor’s LLC (Past Chair)

Member Companies

ABC Seamless Accent Contracting ACME TOOLS Allied Building Products Corp. Arvig Security & Surveillance Braaten Cabinets Inc. Casselton Lumber, Inc. Crane Johnson Lumber Company Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Dave Anderson Construction Design Direction, Inc. Dustin Murray Construction Fargo Linoleum Company Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom Fiske Construction, LLP Foam Doctor’s LLC Granites Unlimited Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc. Homemakers Villa Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Lake Agassiz Habitat For Humanity Laney’s, Inc. Marvin Windows & Doors Minnkota Windows, Inc. Norandex Opp Construction Property Resources Group Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area, Inc. Red River Electric, Inc. RRC Specialties, Inc. Rusco Window Company Simonson Lumber Smart Spaces, Inc. Stenerson Lumber Stone Countertop Outlet Stone Holding Company Studs to Rugs Syverson Tile & Stone Twin City Garage Door, Inc. 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 second annual Remodeled Home Tour along with its 24th annual Fall Home Show. 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 (in every issue) 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 $70 a year, you can enjoy benefits such as: • 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 Weckman at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com. For more information about NAHBR, please call (800) 368-5242 ext. 8216 or send an email to remodel@nahb.org.

Sponsorships available: see page 16!

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HBA awards its highest honors to Guthmiller, Lipp: Builder, Associate of the Year 2013

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arrick Guthmiller is a quiet leader. Over the years, his growth at Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., has mirrored his activities within the HBA of F-M. Guthmiller became involved with the Association’s Membership Committee in 1999, a few years after joining Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. as a drafter/estimator. Within the company, he was promoted to manager and currently serves as part owner and chief business officer. Over the years, he has also become involved with the HBA’s Education Committee and numerous public Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers affairs and Homes, Inc., receives the Builder of the Year legislative award from 2012 winner Dave Anderson, efforts and Dave Anderson Construction. groups, taking on more and more responsibilities. “I’ve learned a lot from fellow members and from various HBA activities,” he says. “My involvement in the HBA has benefitted me not only professionally and personally, but I’ve also made some life-long friends.” Guthmiller cares about education and his industry’s future which is reflected in his commitment to volunteering at the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades and Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo yearly. He earned the Certified Graduate Builder designation from the National Association of Home Builders and serves on the North Dakota State College of Science Construction Technology Advisory Committee. As for community service, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. and Guthmiller designed and built two ticket booths for Park Christian Football Field; they also supported the 2012 Home Builders Care Build for Habitat and Guthmiller drew plans for its garage and for a 2011 State Bank & Trust Pay It Forward remodeling project. Guthmiller has been involved with the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Tour de Habitat bike race since 2007 and has served as a team captain since 2009.

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Through his involvement on the HBA board of directors and in his role as president, Guthmiller has been the HBA’s main spokesperson with the media. He regularly participates in industry advocacy meetings including issues involving N.D. House Bill 1020 regarding permanent flood protection and FEMA’s impending flood insurance changes. He is a supporter of NDAB-PAC as a Gold Key contributor. Over the years, Guthmiller has been a reliable volunteer for the HBA’s annual World of Thanks deliveries as well as marking booth spaces on the arena floor for the Fall Home Show and Red River Valley Home & Garden Show. Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., exhibits in the Home & Garden Show and donated to the Fargo Motor Patrol Fish Fry which raised funds for Home Builders Care Foundation. HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson says, “When you step back and look at the amount of time Darrick has given the HBA in the past 14 years, it’s staggering. He’s the type who prefers to avoid the limelight, has a steady hand and calm demeanor, and is a very effective leader because fellow members and community leaders trust his opinion and direction.” In addition to his construction life, Guthmiller is a real estate agent and is a member of the F-M Area Association of Realtors. He has degrees in construction management and architectural drafting and estimating from NDSCS in Wahpeton. Away from work and the HBA, Guthmiller enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their sons, Quinn (age four), and Asher (2 months). He is a drag racer, and likes working on his Ford Mustang, fishing and camping with family. erry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom, appreciates his relationships with builders, continually going the extra mile to show them that gratitude. At every Parade of Homes event, he visits at least Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting one home by Showroom, receives the Associate of the each builder, Year award from 2012 winner Sylvia Lunski, giving them Design Direction, Inc. a small token of appreciation for their efforts in promoting the industry.

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News from the Home Builders Care Foundation 2013 Home Builders Care Attend scholarship reception, volunteer Board of Trustees for Career Expo

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

Stenerson Lumber Structural Materials, Inc. NAI North Central Crossfit Fargo Casselton Lumber, Inc. Lavelle Company Rokke Construction

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

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

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Home Builders Care received many scholarship applications in early October and the committee met in late October to make the awards. We are hosting an award reception at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 to honor recipients of our scholarships. The reception will be at the HBA of F-M office and we would love to have you join us. Please contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com if you would like to attend. Coming up Dec. 12 is the 11th Annual Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo at the Fargodome. This Expo is one of the best ways to promote careers in the construction industry to area high-school students. Home Builders Care is a gold sponsor of this event and we try to bring as many industry sectors as possible. If you would be willing to show off what your company does, please contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com. We have lots of space to share. The HBA has a booth to help promote construction. Thanks to Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction; Brent Atkins, Minnkota Windows, Inc.; Dan Beecher, Foam Doctor’s, LLC; Ernie Breznay; Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.; John Gunkelman; and Darrin Mulcahy, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. for helping in the 2012 booth. We will be asking for Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, volunteers to work the 2013 booth and help ninth-graders Inc. and Brent Atkins, Minnkota Windows, Inc. help students cut out ornaments. learn how to properly use power tools. This year, the Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. HBC was created by 1993 by the HBA and is the Foundation of its members. As we come up on the end of the year, I encourage every HBA member to consider making a year-end donation. There are many ways you can support the Foundation. • Monetary donations are always appreciated and we have numerous recognition programs (see facing page for levels). One of my favorites is the Triple Player which was set up to recognize those HBA members who show support through membership dues, invest at least $365 in NDAB PAC and donate at least $365 to Home Builders Care. • Use Goodsearch and Goodshop when searching and shopping online. Make sure you type in Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation as the group you support. Goodshop also offers discounts and coupons so you can get a little something for yourself while giving back. • Take your aluminum, magazines and paper recycling to Minnkota Recycling and indicate that you want the proceeds to go to Home Builders Care. • Host us at any public or networking event you organize. We have found these events are great for spreading awareness about Home Builders Care while raising some money. • Adopt a Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades student for the 2014 session. For only $75 you can help us provide this course to area high schoolers. • Volunteer at the Health Tech & Trades Career Expo. Start planning an interactive booth now!

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Triple Player Spotlight: Tyrone Leslie

HBA of F-M Immediate Past President Tyrone Leslie’s history of supporting the industry is evident. Whether through his participation on the HBA board of directors and the Public Issues Committee, or his chairmanship of the PAC Committee, Leslie is not only a huge supporter of the local HBA, but he also represents the larger industry as both a Tyrone Leslie, state and national life director. Heritage Homes Leslie owns Heritage Homes, and has been a member of the HBA since 1998. He became a Triple Player in 2011(a list of all current Triple Players can be found to the right). To become a Triple Player, members give $365 to both Home Builders Care and North Dakota Association of Builders political action committee, in addition to paying their annual HBA dues. “Giving to PAC is a critical in supporting the HBA, and therefore the local industry,” says Leslie. “The PAC utilizes our dollars by supporting individuals or groups that oftentimes are called upon to assist or advocate for the building industry. “On the other hand, HBC is the white hat of the industry and encourages young people to pursue careers in the building industry. HBC can utilize the means of our builders and associates to accomplish some wonderful philanthropic projects!” he says. For Leslie, supporting both HBC and NDAB-PAC is his way of investing in the housing industry and ensuring that in the future the industry realizes its full potential in the future. “Tyrone understands the importance of donating to PAC, of how important it is that we have a strong voice amongst our legislative representation. He was the individual that encouraged me to get more involved in both the HBA and NDAB-PAC,” says John Koerselman, owner of Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc., and the current PAC Committee vice chair. Triple Player con’t on page 35

Framework for the Future

Framework for the Future is Home Builders Care Foundation’s long-term fundraising initiative to build the endowment fund to maintain current giving, support additional projects and provide for endowment growth. HBC hopes to become self-sustaining while also increasing its impact on the industry and community. •

Triple Players: HBA recognition program that donors can join when they have, in addition to paying HBA membership dues, invested in NDAB-PAC and made a donation to HBC for at least $365 each

Trades for Grades donors: Allows donors to name scholarships and designate schools to which the funds must be given

Builders Club: Exclusive group of donors who pledge at least $500 per year for five years or a total of $2,500+

Bronze donors: $1-$499.99

Silver donors: $500-$1,999.99

Gold donors: $2,000+

Consider making your donation today and supporting HBC’s efforts in 2013. HBC is the charitable arm of the HBA of F-M. The Foundation is dedicated to showing that home builders care about the community by awarding scholarships to local students interested in the construction trades and working on projects that support housing in the area. Cash and checks are always welcome. Become a legacy donor and remember HBC in your will. Talk to your lawyer today. For more information, contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

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Home Builders Care 2013 Donors Triple Player Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc. John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. Gold Donor Fargo Motor Patrol Bronze Donor George Blank Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Dave Anderson Construction Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc. Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes Ryan Hoss David Kraemer Luxury Builders Inc. Moorhead Technical College Foundation Network Cabling Services Red River Electric, Inc. Roers’ Construction Inc. Simonson Lumber Structural Materials Inc. Terry Becker Construction, LLC Twin City Garage Door See left for details on our Framework for the Future and donor levels!

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National Association of Home Builders’ webinars

HBA to offer lead paint certified renovator training in March, refresher courses in early 2015

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

Nov. 6 (P)incredible Pinterest: Using Pinterest to Market Homes

Sales and Marketing Series Carol Morgan, CAPS, CSP, MIRM, author of Social Media 3.0, will present an information-packed webinar covering the psychology behind Pinterest and how it can benefit your business. She’ll talk about how to post, provide strategies for making the most of your page, and give you takeaways on Pinterest etiquette and tricks, how to get more followers, and common pinning mistakes to avoid. Presented by NAHB BuilderBooks

The HBA of F-M will offer Environmental Protection Agency Remodeling, Renovation & Painting (RRP) Rule certified renovator training in March through the University of North Dakota’s Environmental Training Institute. To satisfy requirements by the U.S. EPA, 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. Eight hours of training is required to become a “certified renovator.” Also, Minnesota requires lead certification when issuing permits. Municipalities verify lead certification for residential builders, remodelers, roofers and manufactured home installers when requesting a permit to work on homes constructed prior to 1978. Watch future communications on March’s training date and cost, or contact Mariah Wenaas at (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm.com to be contacted when details are finalized. A four-hour refresher course every five years is required to keep the Certified Renovator designation current. Since the HBA first hosted Certified Renovator classes in early 2010, the Association will offer its first refresher classes staring January 2015. The National Association of Home Builders also has a number of resources to help its members comply with the lead paint rule. Visit www.nahb.org/page.aspx/category/sectionID=879 to access these resources.

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Lipp has a big personality and is cheerful and passionate about the industry in which he makes a living. He first became involved with the HBA nearly 20 years ago when working with Kohler Plumbing Company. “I met many friends and business associates back then, and I continue those relationships today,” he says. “I’ve developed close friends through my involvement and it certainly has been good for my business, too.” Today, Lipp is a builder sales associate at Ferguson, which he says is a company that understands the significance and importance of the home builder through the product specification process. “My goal with everyone is to make the process of building a new home or completing a remodeling project as easy as possible by aligning our supply chain,” he says. “A manufacturer’s design change to a common product can cost our industry a lot of money. By communicating these changes, we make sure this does not happen.” Along with being secretary on the HBA board of directors, Lipp is active on the Remodelers Council and is a past chairman of that group. He is a Life Spike and served on the New Member Development Committee for two years. Lipp is a strong supporter of the Council’s projects including the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat, wheelchair ramp projects and Restoring Existing

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Neighborhoods for Everyone’s Well-being House. Ferguson donated the plumbing, lighting and appliances for the RENEW House, and donated the plumbing fixtures for the Habitat project. It also donated to the Fargo Motor Patrol Fish Fry, a fundraiser for Home Builders Care. Lipp grilled lunch on several occasions at the Habitat build and, over the years, provided grilling services and sponsorship for the Remodelers Council Picnic and Muddy Boots Picnic. A past supporter of the Builders Association of Minnesota’s convention, Lipp is a regular volunteer to make deliveries for World of Thanks. He has supported the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s Tour de Habitat stationary bike race, serves on the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality board of directors, and has achieved “Gallon” donor status as a volunteer with United Blood Services. HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson says, “Terry lights up a room and has everyone smiling when he’s around. Over the years, he has been a valuable asset to the HBA and we are truly indebted to his commitment to the industry and this Association.” Away from the HBA and work, Lipp enjoys all forms of fishing: ice, fly, deep sea, lake, etc. He also enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years, Angie, and their twin sons, Jon and Zach. Both sophomores, Jon attends North Dakota State University and Zach attends Concordia College in Moorhead. The Lipps live in Fargo.

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

Building Industry HR: Avoid Costly Legal Consequences of Employee Misclassification

• 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 • Ramada Plaza & Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo • Cost: $30 member | $50 non-member Cost with The Power of Understanding People Keynote: $60 member | $95 non-member • Take a look at the difference between independent contractors and employees and what needs to be handled differently between the two. - Look at labor laws specific to the home building industry. - Learn about other HR issues specific to the home building industry. See page 23 for more information.

Lunch & Learn: Why is Ventilation Necessary? Condensation & Mold • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 20 • Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom, 1602 45th St. N., Fargo • Cost: $10 (includes lunch) • Proper ventilation is a concern for home builders and remodelers. It is necessary to prevent condensation and mold in exterior wall assemblies and condensation on windows. This class will cover types of ventilation, how to correctly size a fan, whole-house exhaust and supply, as well as ASHRAE standards and how to effectively meet them. About the instructor: Brendan Loughrey has held various positions in the ventilation industry over the past ten years. He is currently the north central regional sales manager for the Panasonic Eco Products Division. His first-hand background and experience gives him an ability to educate best practice and preferred method of installation to distributors, installers, architects, designers, engineers and builders.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course

• 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dec. 3 • 8 a.m. – noon Dec. 4 • Skills & Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo • Cost: FREE to members, $75 for non-members This class is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, safety coordinators and anyone else involved in the construction industry. Topics include (but are not limited to): • Electrical Safety • Fall Protection • Caught-In-Between and Struck-By Hazards (during excavation and when using machinery and tools) • Hazard Communication for Construction • Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment

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Residential Construction Safety: CPR/First Aid

• 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10 • Skills & Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo • Cost: FREE to HBA of F-M members! • Students will learn to be a first responder by obtaining skills such as basic life support, bleeding control, injury and wound control, burns, poison and sudden illness. Learn to recognize the everyday emergency situations and how to take appropriate action until professional help arrives.

Residential Construction Safety Training: Fall Protection • 1 – 5 p.m. Dec. 10 • Skills & Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo • Cost: FREE to HBA of F-M members! • Knowing when fall protection is necessary and when it’s not can be very confusing. This program will help to eliminate some of the confusion by giving you an overview of the fall protection requirements for the construction industry. Fall protection requirements for steel erection and for equipment used to elevate personnel will also be covered.

Minnesota, North Dakota Electrical Contractor Continuing Education • Jan. 10 • Class details coming soon.

Minnesota Building Contractor Continuing Education • Jan. 17 and Feb. 3 • Class details coming soon.

NEW! Minnesota Plumbing Contractor Continuing Education • Jan. 31 • Class details coming soon.

Minnesota Power Limited Technician • March 7 • Class details coming soon.

OSHA 30-Hour Construction Course

• 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 25-28 • Cass County Electric Cooperative/Enventis, 3312 42nd St. S., Fargo • Cost: FREE to members, $225 for non-members This course is specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues. Topics include (but are not limited to): • Electrical Safety • Fall Protection • Caught-In-Between and Struck-By Hazards (during excavation and when using machinery and tools) • Health Hazards: Hazard Communication • Safety and Health Management • Personal Protective Equipment

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running for the one available seat: Newzad Brifki, Ben Anderson, Cassandra Lougheed, Chris Floberg and Chuck Hendrickson. The members have decided to endorse Anderson. He is the northwest regional manager of the University of Minnesota extension office. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., for both former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. HBA President Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., says, “The HBA of F-M asks that you please support and vote for these five candidates on election day, which is Nov. 5. They have all proven themselves to be ready and able to take on the position for which they are running, and we feel that they would all be fine advocates for the continued development of Moorhead.” If you are interested in more information on the candidates themselves, the Candidate Forums and support process, or any other information regarding the election, please contact Mike Obach at mike@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846. NAHB Board con’t from page 15

committee. Area 10 includes Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Flood insurance at the national level is still a hot topic and a major concern. NAHB is in the process of gathering information on the most current effects. If anyone has new construction addresses that have seen the increase in flood insurance premiums, NAHB staff needs those addresses and the information surrounding them. Please share any pertinent information with the HBA Public Affairs Coordinator, Mike Obach at (701) 232-5846 or mike@ hbafm.com. At the fall board meeting, there are a variety of committee and subcommittee meetings that provide attendees with myriad options for training and education. This year, HBA members attended meetings updating them on nationwide trends and forecasts in areas such as: state and local governmental affairs; markets and investment trends; construction safety and health news; new and emergent building products; and future additions to codes and standards. North Dakota continues to be a shining star. For the second year in a row, NAHB economists made note of our booming construction industry and our outstanding forecast for the near future. Currently, North Dakota is the only state that has seen housing prices stay static for an extended period of time. We also have by far the lowest foreclosure rate in the nation. Fall board and other national meetings provide tremendous opportunity for our members to get involved in high-level discussions that can help shape policy for years to come, as well as learn key information that helps to make our local organization that much stronger. If you would like more information, either on the most recent meeting or getting involved in attending the next event, please contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846, or reach out to one of the many member/attendees listed above.

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A look back

The BAM Legal Action Fund has a near perfect record. In 2012 the fund won its case against the city of St. Paul stopping the city from overriding the state building code with its egress window policy. This win upholds the Minnesota Supreme Court ruling on Sax v. city of Morris, and signals to all municipalities in Minnesota the imporance of not exceeding the State Building Code by ordinance, formal enactment, development agreement, or policy. It is a significant, precedent setting win for the industry and can be used in future cases where a municipality is attempting to exceed the State Building Code. In addition to the city of St. Paul case, the BAM Legal Action Fund has successfully addressed other statewide legal issues including: zoning ordinance, plat approval, takings claims, TID charges and special assessments, 60-day rule, eminent domain, water intrusion and construction defects. The value of legal action is a proven member benefit. One of the industry’s first fights was on over-collection of building permit fees. West Central Builders Association has used this ruling numerous times when the city has tried to raise building permit fees. This lawsuit challenged the amount of fees collected by the city of Shakopee. As a result of the litigation, the parties entered into a detailed consent decree that resulted in the city reducing building permit fees for residential properties by between 69 and 91 percent. The consent decree contains requirements for all cities to provide greater transparency when setting fees. Copies of those cases and other legal resources, such as white papers and form contracts, can be downloaded from the BAM members-only website at www.bamn. org/legislation.

Legal action funding, cost of legal battle

To help put into perspective the cost of legal battle a list has been compiled of BAM’s cases, our participation in the case, and the cost. To view the list, visit http://bamn.org/images/committees/lac/bam-lafhistory-funding.pdf. The first Legal Action Fund assessment was in 2008. For a history of assessments and fund revenue, visit http://bamn.org/images/committees/lac/bam-lacassessments.pdf.

Going forward

It’s important to have a Legal Action Fund with a viable war chest and in a position to fight for the industry in a timely manner. Because of the importance of a statewide legal fund, the Legal Action Committee has put together a long-term funding plan approved by the board of directors. If you have any questions please contact 2013 BAM President Chad Kompelien or BAM Executive Vice President Remi Stone remi@ bamn.org.

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Fargo-Moorhead, ND #246 supports construction education by Amy Berg, NAWIC chapter member

The National Association of Women in Construction is an international not-for profit organization comprised of women employed in various construction-related fields that promote the construction industry. The Fargo-Moorhead, N.D. Chapter #246 of NAWIC, in its goal to promote education and support the future workers of the construction industry, offers programs for all ages through our Chapter’s “Construction Educational Programs.” K-12 programs included are “Block Kids Competition,” for first through sixth graders, “CAD/ Design Drafting Competition,” for ninth through senior, and “Scholarships” to local male and female students pursuing education in a construction-related field. For the adults, monthly membership meetings cover the many different aspects of the industry through speakers, tours and networking as well as a variety of opportunities for professional development to gain leadership skills and serve as a leader in various capacities.

Industry remembers Louie Johnson, active HBA supporter

by Jenny Erickson, Development & Project Coordinator

Louie Johnson, Dakota Underground Company, passed away this summer at age 72. Johnson started the company with his son, Jeff Johnson, in 1989 and was a HBA of F-M member since 2008. It began as a municipal sewer and water utility contractor which has since expanded into earth moving, concrete paving and concrete structures, just to name a few. Dakota Underground Company is a family-owned business that takes pride in a strong work ethic, which was derived from Johnson himself. Before Dakota Underground Company, Johnson had started Johnson Construction and worked for Butler Machinery. He served

To continue to support these programs we request donations of merchandise, services or cash for our 35th Annual Industry Auction Nov. 21 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo. Your donation does make a difference! All those making donations will receive recognition in the Auction Program. You may enclose a business card or any special information to be displayed with your auction donation. If you would like us to pick up your donation, call (218) 234-6633 or email aberg.nawic@yahoo.com. Auction details are available on our chapter website at www.nawicfm246.org/events/auctioninvite. As a NAWIC supporter, your contribution will help the future construction industries leaders gain knowledge and strive for career excellence. Hope to see you there! For more information about the Fargo-Moorhead, N.D. NAWIC Chapter #246 check us out on our website, www.nawic.org, or find us on Facebook by searching “NAWIC Fargo-Moorhead.”

#246 Corner in the Army and received an accounting degree from the University of North Dakota. He was an avid pilot, enjoyed riding motorcycles, traveling and spending time with his family. Johnson and Dakota Underground Company have been an active supporter of the Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation. Dakota Underground Company has sponsored the Charity Ride since 2009. The event helps to support skill training, education and projects relate to the home-building industry. Johnson was born Dec. 27, 1940 in Minneapolis to Osten and Esther Johnson. He graduated high school in Killdeer, N.D. Johnson is survived by his wife Lori, brothers Arnold, Raymond (Rachel), Danny (Arlene), sister-in-law Debbie, his son Jeff and daughter-in-law Kristi and grandchildren Katie, Lacie, Halle and Jacob.

Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door, Inc. and Louie Johnson, Dakota Underground Company before the 2008 Charity Ride.

Builders — Get concrete in now to be ready for the Spring Parade of Homes! November

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November is Spike Appreciation Month! Spike Superstar

Drew Likness Chase Realty 7.5 credits

Thank you for supporting the industry! Your hard work is appreciated.

Drew Likness of Chase Realty is a Spike Member with 7.50 spike credits. Drew has been on the New Member Development Committee since 2010 and is chair of the New Member Development & Retention Committees for the remainder of 2013 and 2014. He works very hard to recruit new members to the association and we appreciate his support of the association!

If you are currently a Spike Candidate, be sure to get yourself to Spike Member level to receive your free ticket to the Spike Club Party at IBS!

Spike Club Roster Members (6 credits or more) Terry Becker............................22 Stan Birky..................................6 Bill Blixt...............................23.25 Jo Carney.............................22.5 Jason Eid.................................20 Peter Johnson....................19.25 Chris Kulesa............................21 Tyrone Leslie...........................12 Drew Likness..........................7.5 Sylvia Lunski.......................11.75 Nancy Michelsen.....................17 Tom Spaeth...............................6 Lifetime Members (25 credits or more) Dave Anderson.................. 38.75 Mike Arnold......................... 55.5 Brent Atkins............................ 33 Pat Bellmore........................ 51.5 Shane Brewer.................... 39.75 Cyle Cavett........................ 187.5 Cindy Cooper..................... 467.5 Sue Cosgriff......................... 31.5

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Terry Cullen............................ 27 Don Dabbert............................. 9 Tim Day.................................. 39 Rick Duval........................... 69.5 Gerald Eid.......................... 170.5 Bob Footitt.............................. 73 Charlie Funfar....................... 230 John Gunkelman................. 74.5 Darrick Guthmiller................... 80 Todd Halvorson....................... 33 Vern Hanson........................ 70.5 Ryan Hoss.............................. 38 Nancy Kelly.......................... 74.5 Bob Kochmann................ 107.75 Paul Kochmann................. 289.5 Ken Krajsa......................... 968.5 Kimberli Laasch................. 154.5 Terry Lipp.............................. 158 John Mahan.......................... 136 Brenda Martinson.............. 111.5 Craig Mazour....................... 99.5 Scott Mollberg...................... 73.5 Dave Olson.......................... 67.5 Gary Opp............................. 34.5 Cary Parkinson..................... 259 Dan Passolt......................... 55.5 Todd Rasmussen.................. 129 Marcus Roman.................. 145.5 Dennis Schmidtke................. 429

Spike Club Q & A What are the benefits of becoming a Spike? The Spike program is a way to recognize you for your contributions to the HBA of F-M and you will be regarded as an accomplished and connected member. Additionally, Spikes receive: • Increased visibility, recognition and networking opportunities at industry events; • Unique and valuable lapel pins for each level of achievement; • Additional VIP treatment throughout the year. • Free Ticket to the Spike party at IBS How do I become a Spike? Before becoming a Spike, you are a Spike candidate. That means you have earned between one and five Spike credits. Once you earn your sixth Spike credit, you become an official National Association of Home Builders Spike! (Provided you have earned those six credits within two consecutive membership years.) Spike credits are earned by recruiting and retaining NAHB and Council members. To retain your status as a Spike you must earn a minimum of one Spike credit (new or retention) each year until you reach a total of 25 credits, at which point you are elevated to Life Spike status. How do I earn Spike credits? Members earn one Spike credit for each new member they sponsor. HBA Retention Committe members accrue Spike credits when helping to renew memberships each year. Spikes receive a half credit for the recruitment and renewal of Affiliate members. Will I earn Spike credits for recruiting and retaining members into a Council? Yes, when a new Council membership is activated the recruiter earns a half credit, and when that member renews his or her council membership, the sponsor earns a quarter retention credit. Dawn Schmitt...................... 27.5 Rod Shafer........................ 291.5 Les Stenerson................... 38.75 Ruth Strahm...................... 321.5 Bryce Vanderwerff............. 188.5 Terry Welle............................ 129 Deanna Wierima.................. 53.5 Candidates (less than 6 credits) Dan Beecher.......................... 1.5 Dann Bjornstad...................... 1.5 Gerald Brossart..................... 1.5 Julie Carlson.......................... 0.5 Toby Christensen...................... 1 Kevin Christianson.................... 2 Clay Dietrich............................. 1 Nick Dietrich............................. 1 Carlita Dietz.............................. 4 Dan Doeden............................. 2 Perry Eidem......................... 3.75 Vicki Fredrikson........................ 1 Renee Freeman........................ 1 Darin Gador........................... 2.5 Mark Gagner............................ 1 Darrell George....................... 1.5 Greg Gibb................................. 1 Harry Gilbertson....................... 3 Neil Graf................................... 2

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Gary Grandbois................... 0.25 Barb Grande............................. 1 Jeremy Gregoire....................... 1 Aaron Greterman................... 0.5 Kevin Gustman......................... 2 Chris Hawley............................ 1 Tracy Hazelton.......................... 1 Ursula Hegvik........................ 0.5 Chuck Helmstetter.................... 1 Megan Jensen.......................... 3 Joey Johnson........................ 0.5 Rob Jordahl........................... 0.5 John Koerselman...................... 3 Greg Krueger............................ 1 Robert Leslie............................ 0 Dan Lindquist............................ 4 Rob Lyngstad........................... 2 Chad Ohnstad.......................... 1 Brad Paul............................... 0.5 Edwin Ployhart...................... 0.5 Edwin Ployhart......................... 1 Dave Schmidt........................... 3 Richard Simonson................. 1.5 Brice Skarnes........................ 0.5 Philip Stahl................................ 2 Dawn Stoneberg....................... 2 Rick Stremick............................ 1 Robin Swanson........................ 1 Jim Thompson....................... 1.5

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Minimum Interference

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama suggested raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $9/hour, an almost 25 percent increase. His argument: the minimum wage peaked in 1979 at Elliot Eisenberg, about 48 percent of the median wage Ph.D., GraphsandLaughs, and has steadily declined to about 38 percent today, and working should LLC be encouraged. Yet working full-time for minimum wage one earns barely $14,500/year, just below the poverty threshold used by the Census Bureau for households of more than one. Unfortunately, stylized facts do not make good policy. Raising the minimum wage hurts those in most need of a job, and policy should be based on facts not feelings. Proponents of raising the minimum wage suggest that a higher minimum wage makes work more attractive, which increases the supply of labor and reduces costs for absenteeism, shirking and monitoring. Were this truly the case, and if net labor costs actually fell as wages rise, we would see lots of employers voluntarily offering higher wages. But, that is not the case, putting the lie to this line of reasoning. The primary problem with raising the minimum wage is, outside of one questionable study, there is no evidence to support the claim that higher wages raise household incomes. It turns out that the reduced employment and thus the loss of income suffered by some households more than offsets the higher incomes enjoyed by households that hold onto their now suddenly higher-paying jobs. Worse, as both these effects are primarily to be found in low-income households, increases in the minimum wage simply end up redistributing income between poor households. Triple Player con’t from page 29

“Tyrone has been very supportive of Home Builders Care over the years. We can always depend on him and Heritage Homes to help promote the building industry to area youth,” says Jenny Erickson, HBA development & project coordinator. Leslie encourages others to become Triple Players because of the support it gives the industry. “Supporting both is my way of giving back to the industry that’s been good to me,” he says.

See page 6 for more information about the NDAB Member Rebate Program! November

The other big problem with this entire approach assumes that poverty is a result of low wages. It’s not. Low wages are the result of limited skills, which results in low productivity and thus low wages. The solution is to increase the skills of low wage workers, not raise their wages and keep them dependent on legislation for more money. For many workers, minimum wage jobs are the first jobs they hold and are therefore critical in helping them gain valuable work experience (and in the process increase their skillset) which will get them a higher future wage. Moreover, in many of the poorest households, no one works. To raise low household incomes, a far better approach is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This is because the EITC does not raise the wage rate paid to workers by employers. Rather, it is a federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families. In 2012, the income thresholds were $14,340 for a single person and $19,680 for a childless couple. Above that level no tax credit is available. Unlike raising the minimum wage, with the EITC employers are not encouraged to replacing low wage workers with technology, offshore jobs, or reduce non-monetary employee compensation such as free uniforms, holidays, time off, or break time. The easiest way to help more low-income families would be to raise EITC income thresholds. Lastly, at present, teen unemployment is 22.7 percent. Worse, for blacks 16 to 19 it is 38.2 percent while for men 16 to 19 it is 25 percent. These are numbers that are roughly 30 percent to 40 percent higher than their historical averages. To now suggest that the solution is to make these workers even less appealing to employers boggles the mind. Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is president of GraphsandLaughs, LLC and can be reached at elliot@ graphsandlaughs.net. His daily 70-word economics and policy blog can be seen at www.econ70.com.

To give to Framework for the Future, HBC’s longterm fundraising initiative to build the endowment and to maintain current giving, support additional projects and provide for endowment growth, contact Jenny Erickson at jenny@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846. For more information on the NDAB-PAC, or to make a contribution, contact Mike Obach at mike@hbafm.com or (701) 232-5846.

Builders - Start planning now for the

Spring Parade of Homes more information coming soon!

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HBA of F-M Member Renewal Report Thanks to these members who have renewed their membership and continue supporting the HBA of F-M. The number of years they’ve been members is reflected behind the company name. If you notice discrepancies, please let us know so we can update our records: (701) 232-5846. (Allow 60 days for name to reappear.) Meinecke Johnson Company......................................... 40 Sherwin Williams Co....................................................... 40 Mahan Construction, Inc................................................. 36 Ramsey National Bank................................................... 33 Cass County Electric Cooperative.................................. 29 Bell State Bank & Trust................................................... 27 Curt’s Lock & Key Service, Inc........................................ 26 J L Shelving, Inc............................................................. 23 Hanlon Construction....................................................... 23 F. M. Water Systems - Kinetico....................................... 21 Northern Turf Management, Inc...................................... 21 Dakota Fence................................................................. 21 Big Tree Nursery............................................................. 20 V & H Construction, Inc.................................................. 20 Contractors Leasing....................................................... 17 Curb Design.................................................................... 17 Don Engebretson Construction, Ltd............................... 16 Bremer Bank, National Association................................ 16 Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc...................................... 16 Property Partners Management, Inc............................... 15 Conmy Feste Ltd............................................................ 14 Red River Valley Coop Power Ass’n............................... 14 Serkland Law Firm......................................................... 14

Update your HBA Membership Directory & Consumer Guide Non-renewals: Guardian Building Products

Associate • Warren Michaelsohn • (701) 866-0583

Tri-State Construction of Fargo, Inc. Builder • Kevin Binger • (701) 541-1091

Know someone who would make a great member? Let the New Member Development Committee know! Contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com.

AM Realtors................................................................... 14 Lemke Home Improvements, Inc................................... 13 Carico Construction, LLC............................................... 12 Steamatic of the Red River Valley.................................. 10 Kroshus Landscaping, Inc.............................................. 10 Border Appraisals............................................................ 9 Community Properties, LLC............................................. 9 Fargo Rentall, Inc............................................................. 8 Waters Construction Co................................................... 8 Sandman Consulting PC - Structural Engineering........... 7 Your Home Improvement Company................................. 7 St. Joseph’s Homebuilders............................................... 6 Shaw Investments, LLC................................................... 6 Precision Wall Systems, Inc............................................. 5 Casey Construction.......................................................... 3 Solution Design Inc.......................................................... 3 Interior Affairs................................................................... 2 Kelley’s Hardwood Floors................................................. 2 Scheels Home and Hardware.......................................... 2 Coldwell Banker First Realty - John Slama, Realtor........ 2 Shadow Creek Development, LLC................................... 1 Apex Painting & Cleaning Service................................... 1 Brown Construction Inc.................................................... 1

Make the most of membership: Join an HBA Committee

Your HBA of F-M is here to support you. Not only do you make the Association what it is, but we rely on people like you to serve on committees to ensure the HBA is always moving in the right direction to best serve the membership. Committees provide the best venue for networking and building relationships with your industry peers. Many established members cite committee involvement as key to their success in making contacts within their field. Whether you are interested in public issues, events, education or membership development and retention, we have a committee for you. There is no commitment to join; simply try out a few groups and see if the fit is right! For more details on any committee, contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846 or allisonw@hbafm.com.

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HBA of F-M New Member Report

elcome

W our new members! to

Alliance Management Group, LLC Property Management David Johnson 4654 Amber Valley Pkwy Fargo, ND 58104 (701) 346-4000 Sponsor: Mark Payne, Shorestone Development

Bath Fitter

Bath & Kitchen Angela Blaylock 1608 Como Ave Ste 101 St. Paul, MN 55108 (651) 645-1100 Sponsor: Nancy Michelsen, Vivid Interiors

CenturyLink

Communications Terry Vanwatermulen 3902 13th Ave S Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 281-4873 Sponsor: Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance

Draft Busters Inc

Insulation & Energy - Contractor Bill Krassas 5200 21st Ave S Apt 210 Fargo, ND 58103 (218) 232-6387 Sponsor: Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes

Lura Enterprises, Inc. Equipment & Supply Dennis Lura 1016 5th Ave NE, Unit 1 West Fargo, ND 58078 (701) 281-8989 Sponsor: Eric Rokke, Rokke Construction

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

Name, Company

# Recruited

Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust....................................................................... 6 Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes............................................................ 5 John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc............................. 3 Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes.............................................................................. 3 Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC....................................................... 2 Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc............................................................... 2 Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc............................................. 2 Nancy Kelly, Heartland Labor................................................................................ 2 Drew Likness, Chase Realty.................................................................................. 2 Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom.................................... 2 Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance..................................................................... 2 Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction...................................................... 1 Nick Dietrich, Dietrich Construction, LLC............................................................... 1 Dan Doeden, Alerus Financial................................................................................ 1 Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc............................................................................ 1 Perry Eidem, Allied Building Products.................................................................... 1 Greg Gibb, Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc...................................................................... 1 John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc............................................ 1 Kevin Gustman, Twin City Garage Door, Inc.......................................................... 1 Chris Hawley, Chris Hawley Architect.................................................................... 1 Megan Jensen, Diamond Kote Prefinishing........................................................... 1 Bruce Johnson, RE/MAX Realty 1........................................................................ 1 Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc....................................................................... 1 Nancy Michelsen, Vivid Interiors............................................................................ 1 Scott Mollberg, Stenerson Lumber........................................................................ 1 Mark Payne, Shorestone Development.................................................................. 1 Todd Rasmussen, Valley Lights............................................................................. 1 Eric Rokke, Rokke Construction............................................................................. 1 Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting............................................................................ 1 Dawn Stoneberg, Roers’ Construction and Development, Inc............................... 1

Tamarack Materials Northland, Inc.

Drywall, Plaster & Stucco - Supplier Travis Vandal 202 8th St W West Fargo, ND 58078 (701) 282-0470 Sponsor: John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc.

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Lawn & Garden Care - Contractor Mike Wheeler 656 Westminster Dr West Fargo, ND 58078 (218) 790-7634 Sponsor: Ken Krajsa, Bell State Bank & Trust

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Advertiser Index

Calendar of Events November 2013 Nov. 5...........Education Committee.................................................. 8 a.m. Nov. 6...........Home Builders Care Board Meeting.................... 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7...........Employee Classification: Understand the difference presented by David Stephens, Avitus Group............................. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7...........Power of Understanding People Keynote and Mixer presented by David Mitchell, Leadership Difference...................... 4 p.m. Nov. 8...........Events Committee.................................................. 8:15 a.m. Nov. 11.........New Member Development & Retention Meeting......... noon Nov. 12.........HBA Board of Directors Meeting............................... 11 a.m. Nov. 14.........HBC Scholarship Reception....................................4:30 p.m. Nov. 18.........Parade of Homes Committee................................. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19.........Public Issues/PAC Committee..............................11:30 a.m. Nov. 20......... Lunch & Learn: Why is Ventilation Necessary?..... 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21-22................................................. NDAB Board & Annual Meeting

ACME TOOLS....................................................................................... 10 Aggregate Industries - North Central Region........................................ 26 Bell State Bank & Trust.......................................................................... 19 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND................................................................ 19 Butler Machinery Company................................................................... 22 BW Insurance Agency, Inc..................................................................... 20 Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc....................................................... 21 Carpet World......................................................................................... 21 Cass County Abstract Company........................................................... 22 Cass County Electric Cooperative......................................................... 22 Coldwell Banker First Realty................................................................... 7 Crane Johnson Lumber Company......................................................... 40 Dawson Insurance................................................................................... 9 Goodin Company................................................................................... 39 Hauck & Buchholz Drywall, Inc................................................................ 7 Integrity Windows & Doors.................................................................... 15 Lamperts Lumber.................................................................................. 23 Marvin Windows & Doors...................................................................... 15 Mid-States Truss Company.................................................................... 40 Minnkota Windows, Inc............................................................................ 2 Nodak Stores.........................................................................................22 Northland Truss Systems, Inc................................................................25 Property Resources Group....................................................................18 Rigels, Inc................................................................................................8 Stenerson Lumber.................................................................................20 The Title Company................................................................................22 Western Products, Inc.............................................................................7 Xcel Energy.............................................................................................3

Nov. 27....................................................................... HBA Closes at 2 p.m.

Interested in advertising?

Nov. 28 - Nov. 29........................................... HBA Closed for Thanksgiving

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

October Guess Who revealed! Hints: • • • •

Answer: Paul Krabbenhoft, Coldwell Banker First Realty Winner: Mike Stotts, Opatril Concrete Construction Inc.

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He grew up on a farm near Moorhead. He plays the violin and guitar. He runs marathons. He likes to play with his two grandchildren whenever he can. He is nominated for Associate of the Year!

HBA tip: Google yourself, your company

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

Here’s your chance to host a seminar during the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show... For only $1,000, your company can have the unique opportunity to host one seminar throughout the course of the show. Your sponsorship includes recognition on seminar signage during the show, recognition in the show program and guides, and recognition in the Plains Builder. Don’t miss this opportunity! Contact Jenny Erickson at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com

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Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead 2013 Permit Report YTD (through 3rd quarter) 2009 DILWORTH

Permits

Total Housing Starts 12 Single Family 10 Twin Home 2 Row / Town House 0 Duplex 0 Multi-Family 0 New Commercial 3 Residential Remodel 104 Commercial Remodel 1 Public 1 Miscellaneous 14 Total 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

2013 Value Permits

25 25 0 0 0 0 2 48 1 0 22 98

$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

116 76 38 0 1 7 23 340 60 0 38 584

5-Yr Av g Value

Permits

$5,097,000 $5,097,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $508,000 $240,538 $24,000 $0 $30,000 $5,899,538

14 14 0 0 0 0 2 61 6 0 14 98

$20,830,300 $16,137,900 $4,501,400 $0 $191,000 $18,940,000 $30,750,541 $3,728,566 $11,336,911 $0 $167,656 $85,753,974

107 79 24 1 0 3 14 495 64 0 71 754

$84,933,638 $68,646,538 $12,075,100 32 $4,212,000 0 $0 817 $57,677,999 $51,432,496 $14,324,776 $31,576,283 $14,311,084 $27,669,299 $281,925,575

308 221 60 27 0 13 31 920 293 28 220 1,813

$81,384,453 $73,005,453 $5,299,000 28 $3,080,000 0 $0 241 $16,970,000 $27,483,300 $2,712,101 $19,114,227 $1,479,600 $1,117,786 $150,261,467

236 175 30 11 0 5 17 220 34 5 57 574

$134,098,290 982 $192,245,391 $114,681,290 770 $162,886,891 $10,723,000 150 $21,875,500 67 $8,694,000 37 60 $7,292,000 0 $0 1 2 $191,000 586 $41,840,797 39 1332 $93,587,999 $93,904,654 96 $110,174,337 $19,869,350 1462 0 $21,005,981 $62,934,870 421 0 $62,051,421 $49,384,965 32 0 $15,790,684 $31,949,242 345 $28,984,741 $433,982,168 3,377 $523,840,554

666 489 115 39 0 20 65 1,697 397 33 362 3,239

0 0 0

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

Units

0 0 0

Units

0 0 0

20-Yr Av g Value

Permits

$2,911,671 $2,851,671 $60,000 $0 $0 $0 $983,082 $501,578 $525,092 $2,729 $105,931 $5,030,084

19 17 3 0 0 1 1 68 3 0 16 108

$17,097,246 $13,803,903 $2,778,680 $476,463 $38,200 $6,805,023 $10,295,780 $4,663,732 $15,401,169 $0 $211,019 $54,473,969

145 91 42 1 0 5 19 461 58 1 59 748

Units

0 0 8

Value

$2,809,187 $2,520,587 $288,600 $0 $0 $205,631 $1,354,733 $370,986 $208,803 $7,001 $96,100 $5,052,441

MOORHEAD Total Housing Starts 146 Single Family 114 Twin Home 32 Row / Town House 0 Duplex 0 Multi-Family 3 New Commercial 13 Residential Remodel 712 Commercial Remodel 56 Public 0 Miscellaneous 53 Total 983

0 0 124

0 0 0

19 0 60

FARGO Total Housing Starts 284 Single Family 181 Twin Home 86 Row / Town House 17 Duplex 0 Multi-Family 11 New Commercial 24 Residential Remodel 1004 Commercial Remodel 256 Public 43 Miscellaneous 156 Total 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

WEST FARGO Total Housing Starts 158 Single Family 88 Twin Home 36 Row / Town House 7 Duplex 0 Multi-Family 0 New Commercial 10 Residential Remodel 161 Commercial Remodel 19 Public 1 Miscellaneous 76 Total 425

$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

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

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

0 0 60

$57,334,000 453 $45,749,000 351 $6,071,000 70 39 $5,514,000 32 0 $0 0 454 $34,340,797 21 $54,169,784 47 $13,042,249 854 $38,109,576 315 $10,025,417 28 $23,348,807 234 $230,370,630 1,952

$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

388 318 42 5 0 11 24 220 45 4 51 743

0 2 274

4 0 104

27 0 532

31 0 91

$51,576,029 $40,267,429 $7,891,000 $3,417,600 $0 $34,936,495 $38,116,929 $11,689,162 $31,198,114 $24,327,239 $18,010,529 $209,854,497

$43,745,967 $36,707,447 $3,610,840 $3,427,680 $0 $5,832,000 $15,934,462 $2,257,086 $8,183,108 $10,899,515 $3,920,806 $90,772,944

11 2 83

340 211 94 16 36 0 0 21 497 45 866 284 32 210 1,798

229 155 42 5 0 5 19 208 32 2 50 546

32 0 87

$18,096,801 $13,378,862 $4,160,258 $441,882 $115,800 $4,587,381 $7,807,887 $4,287,519 $13,435,978 $1,428,150 $519,035 $50,162,752

$42,731,331 $32,172,391 $8,789,745 $1,769,195 $0 $25,157,313 $39,849,124 $9,199,449 $27,856,399 $21,541,401 $12,757,163 $179,092,179

$27,959,000 $22,765,395 $3,819,378 $1,374,228 $0 $4,230,481 $8,686,309 $1,585,029 $4,330,033 $4,726,579 $1,810,739 $53,328,170

TOTAL Total Housing Starts 600 Single Family 393 Twin Home 156 Row / Town House 24 Duplex 0 Multi-Family 14 New Commercial 50 Residential Remodel 1981 Commercial Remodel 332 Public 45 Miscellaneous 299 Total 3,321 10/22/2013

$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

$85,422,922 447 $63,193,422 338 $15,391,500 44 66 $6,838,000 25 0 $0 0 329 $18,854,590 17 $47,270,896 44 $17,161,566 1560 $41,124,312 422 $13,662,375 27 $18,188,518 373 $241,685,179 2,890

$79,572,785 732 $65,390,672 579 $5,828,400 86 65 $8,353,713 43 0 $0 0 647 $36,604,900 22 $33,027,293 82 $15,225,696 1642 $63,137,237 409 $32,023,735 30 $19,161,079 414 $278,752,725 3,331

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.

62 0 727

$115,330,913 $93,630,450 $14,340,520 $7,321,743 $38,200 $47,573,518 $65,330,254 $19,111,559 $55,307,484 $35,229,482 $22,248,285 $360,131,494

689 473 181 22 35 0 0 31 660 84 1,603 377 35 335 3,154

$91,596,319 $70,837,234 $17,057,981 $3,585,304 $115,800 $34,180,807 $57,698,053 $15,442,984 $45,831,213 $27,703,130 $15,183,036 $287,635,542


Vote for Housing Nov. 5! Moorhead Mayor

Mike Hulett Moorhead City Council

Ward 1 - Alex

Huseby Ward 2 - Mark Altenburg Ward 3 - Brenda Elmer Ward 4 - Ben Anderson * 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


November Keynote & Education Brought to you by Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead and these amazing sponsors!

The

employee misclassification Independent contractors and employees are not the same, and it’s important to understand the difference. Knowing this distinction will help you determine what your first hiring move will be and affect how you withhold a variety of taxes and avoid costly legal consequences. • Understand the difference between independent contractors and employees and what needs to be handled differently between the two. • Labor laws specific to the home building industry.

When: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Nov. 7

Registration at 2 p.m.

Where: Ramada Plaza & Suites

1635 42nd St. S., Fargo

About David Stephens

A North Dakota native, David J. Stephens has 21 years of experience in the human resources/ risk management field and has been with Avitus Group for over six years. Properly classifying its members and their employees is an essential part of his job and of Avitus Group’s services.He earned a bachelor of arts degree in university studies from North Dakota State University with an emphasis in communications and management and a master’s of management degree from the University of Mary with an emphasis in human resources management. He received his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation in 2002.

Power Understanding of

When: 4 - 6 p.m., Nov. 7

• Registration at 3:30 p.m. • Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m.

REGISTER

1635 42nd St S, Fargo

In 1995, Dave Mitchell founded his own organization development consulting firm, Leadership Difference. Since then, over 250,000 people have attended Dave’s “enterTRAIN-ment” seminars on topics including leadership, customer service, selling skills and personal performance enhancement. Mitchell is also the author of the book Live and Learn or Die Stupid! which focuses on personal contentment and performance excellence. He is currently writing his next book ,The Power of Understanding People, scheduled for release in December. In 2013, Dave was named Best Speaker of the Year by Meeting Professionals International.

$50 Non-member

The Power of Understanding People: $40 HBA of F-M member

Where: Ramada Plaza & Suites

About Dave Mitchell

Building Industry HR: $30 HBA of F-M member

People

Find the tools to understand individuals’ unique communication style. This info-filled, energizing training provides an ideal combination of strong content, laugh-out-loud humor and audience interaction. Learning Objectives: • A shared experience and language that attendees can relate to in their work and personal lives • A better understanding of their own and others’ unique interactive styles • Valuable information about the various interactive styles to help become a more insightful communicator, leader, sales professional and customer service provider • The foundation of information necessary to fine-tune relationships with customers, colleagues, family members and friends.

$65 Non-member

COMBO DISCOUNT

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Register for both classes to receive a discounted rate! $60 HBA of F-M member $95 Non-member

Company:__________________________________ Name(s):__________________________________________________________________________ ____ Check enclosed _____Bill me Emails: ������������������������������������� ____ Credit Card: Visa or MasterCard (circle one): Card #:___________________________________________ V-code (3 digits on back): ������������ Billing address:_____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ All registrations must be pre-paid and received at Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead least 24 hours in advance of the class. Refunds 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, N.D. 58103 will only be provided if notice of cancellation is www.hbafm.com • P (701) 232-5846 • F (701) 280-1108 • info@hbafm.com received 24 hours before the class.


nd HBA of F-M a y b u o y to t h g nce brou Safety & Insura e rc fo rk o W . N.D

Dec. 3-4:

FREE Safety Training for HBA of F-M members

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course

150

$lar cost HBA member cost: regu

FREE

Non-member cost: $75

When: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 3 8 a.m. - noon Dec. 4 Location: Skills & Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo This class is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, safety coordinators and anyone else involved in the construction industry. Topics include (but not limited to): • Electrical Safety • Caught-In-Between and Struck-By Hazards • Fall Protection (during excavation and when using • Hazard Communication for Construction machinery and tools) • Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment

Dec. 10:

CPR/First Aid and Fall Protection HBA member cost:

FREE

Non-member cost: $70

($35 each session)

CPR/First Aid

When: Dec. 10 Time: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Skills & Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo Students will learn to be a first responder by obtaining skills such as basic life support, bleeding control, injury and wound control, burns, poison and sudden illness. Learn to recognize the everyday emergency situations and how to take appropriate action until professional help arrives.

Fall Protection

Decemb er sponsor classes ed by:

When: Dec. 10 Time: 1 – 5 p.m. Location: Skills & Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo Knowing when fall protection is necessary and when it’s not can be very confusing. This program will help to eliminate some of the confusion by giving you an overview of the fall protection requirements for the construction industry. Fall protection requirements for steel erection and for equipment used to elevate personnel will also be covered.

March 25-28:

OSHA 30-Hour Construction Course

Cass County Electric Cooperative/Enventis, Fargo

$lar cost HBA member cost: regu

FREE

Registrants must be pre-paid and received at least 24 hours in advance of the class. Refunds will only be provided if notice of cancellation is received 24 hours before the class. Member registrants who do not cancel 24 hours before class will be charged a cancellation fee.

REGISTER: Home Builders Association

800

Flip over for even more classes coming up!

Non-member cost: $225 of F-M | (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm.com

DETAILS:

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Even more HBA of F-M Education! There’s a New Code in Town: 2012 IRC Update * Two chances to attend: Nov. 13 OR Dec. 16 * WHEN: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Nov. 13 or Dec. 16. WHERE: Cass County Electric Cooperative/Enventis, 3312 42nd St. S., Fargo COST: FREE! Fargo Inspections Administrator Ron Strand will instruct this class on the 2012 International Residential Code, its significant changes, and Fargo’s amendments that were adopted in September. He will also update attendees on the International Energy Conservation Code and Chapter 11 residential energy provisions of the IRC. This class will expand on the details covered in classes this summer and address some problem areas inspectors are seeing on the code. Coffee and pastries will be provided. About the instructor: Ron Strand has been Fargo inspections administrator (building official) for 27 years. He previously served as building official in Devils Lake, N.D. Strand has certifications as building inspector and plans examiner, and holds a journeyman plumbing license. He has served two terms as the North Dakota Building Officials Association president and is a charter member of the board of directors for the five-state Region 3 Upper Great Plains Chapter of the International Code Council. He currently serves as Region 3’s Education Committee Chairperson and Nominating Committee Chairperson. Strand is an author and presenter of many seminars and articles regarding the International Code set.

Lunch & Learn: Why is Ventilation Necessary? Condensation & Mold

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nov. 20 WHERE: HBA of F-M, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo COST: $10 (includes lunch!) Proper ventilation is a concern for home builders and remodelers. It is necessary to prevent condensation and mold in exterior wall assemblies and condensation on windows. This class will cover the types of ventilation, how to correctly size a fan, whole-house exhaust and supply, as well as ASHRAE standards and how to effectively meet them. About the instructor: Brendan Loughrey has held various positions in the ventilation Industry over the past ten years. He is currently the north central regional sales manager for the Panasonic Eco Products Division. His first-hand background and experience gives him an ability to educate best practice and preferred method of installation to distribution, installers, architects, designers, engineers and builders.

HBA to offer lead paint certified renovator training in March, refresher courses in early 2015

The HBA of F-M will offer Environmental Protection Agency Remodeling, Renovation & Painting (RRP) Rule certified renovator training in March through the University of North Dakota’s Environmental Training Institute. To satisfy requirements by the U.S. EPA, 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. Eight hours of training is required to become a “certified renovator.” Also, Minnesota requires lead certification when issuing permits. Municipalities verify lead certification for residential builders, remodelers, roofers and manufactured home installers when requesting a permit to work on homes constructed prior to 1978. Watch future communications on March’s training date and cost, or contact Mariah Wenaas at (701) 2325846 or mariah@hbafm.com to be contacted when details are finalized. A four-hour refresher course every five years is required to keep the Certified Renovator designation current. Since the HBA first hosted Certified Renovator classes in early 2010, the Association will offer its first refresher classes staring January 2015. The National Association of Home Builders also has a number of resources to help its members comply with the lead paint rule. Visit www.nahb.org/page.aspx/ category/sectionID=879 to access these resources.

Register: Home Builders Association of F-M | (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm.com


HBA of F-M Continuing Education Opportunities January - March 2014

Electricians P l u m be r s

Building Contractors Power Limited Technicians

Each spring, the HBA of F-M offers various courses satisfying continuing education requirements for its members. Please see the listing below, visit www.hbafm.com or contact us for more details: (701) 232-5846 or mariah@hbafm.com.

El ec t r ic ia ns Jan. 10

Electrical Contractor Continuing Education (8 hours) 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 1900 28th Ave. S. Moorhead Member Cost: $75 • Non-Member Cost: $150

Bu i ld in g C ont r a c t or s Jan. 17 and Feb. 3

Minnesota Building Contractor Continuing Education (7 hours) 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Butler Machinery Training Facility, 3401 33rd St. S., Fargo Topics include 2012 Energy Code; Ventilation Concepts; Housewraps and Siding; Metal Roofing; Decking Systems and Codes Member Cost: $100 • Non-Member Cost: $200

P l u m ber s Jan. 31 NEW t! remen i u q e R

Minnesota Plumbing Contractor Continuing Education (8 hours) 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 1900 28th Ave. S. Moorhead Member Cost: $75 • Non-Member Cost: $150

P o w e r Lim it ed T ec hnic ia n s March 7

Minnesota Power Limited Technician Continuing Education (8 hours) 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 1900 28th Ave. S. Moorhead Member Cost: $85 • Non Member Cost: $170 Home Builders Association of F-M 1802 32nd Ave. S. Fargo, N.D. 58103 (701) 232-5846 | (701) 280-1108 fax www.hbafm.com | info@hbafm.com

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


November 2013 Plains Builder