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September • North Dakota housing is booming - pg 11 • Meet your elected official: Fargo City Commissioner Melissa Sobolik - pg 11 • NAHB offers mechanics lien release forms - pg 15 • EPA makes most recent Renovate Right pamphlet available - pg 17

Sept. 28-29 Fargo Civic Center New show hours!

Check out this year’s Fall Home Show seminars on lawn/garden care and outdoor design featuring Joel Karsten and Todd Weinmann.

• Oct. GMM at a glance - pg 20 • August Picnic highlights - pgs 21-22

• Member profile: Luxury Builders - pg 24 • Builders can achieve green certification through ‘practical approach - pg 30 • Spike Superstar: Dawn Schmitt, Braaten Cabinets Inc. - pg 34

Two Weekends! Sept. 8-9, 15-16

See a list of homes on page 10.

Friday, noon - 8 p.m. • Saturday, 9 a.m - 6 p.m.

• Meet your board: Tom Spaeth - pg 18

• Nov. GMM brings outstanding customer service expert Dennis Snow - pg 23

of FallParade HOMES

Joel Karsten

See pages 8-9 for more details.

New this year!

One Weekend Sept. 15-16 Noon - 5 p.m. Details on page 26.

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September is Associate Appreciation Month!


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

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

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KIRSTEN ROSENOW Editor, Photographer, Design

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

HBA of F-M Executive Committee & Board of Directors

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

KWA Constructors, Inc. Stan Birky Construction, Inc. Dietrich Homes, Inc. Harry Gilbertson Construction RE/MAX Realty 1 Heartland Labor Red River Drywall & Painting Services, Inc. Gateway Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, LLC Vivid Interiors, LLC Valley Lights Accent Contracting

Ex-officios to the board of directors

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

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HBA continues to advance on strategic plan goals Sunny afternoon welcomes members to Muddy Boots picnic HBA brings home NAHB Membership Cup, AEA Awards at national conference Education Schedule HBC Charity Ride recap National Green Building Standard How to review a resume in 10 seconds flat NAWIC Corner

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

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Associate Appreciation Month Sept. 3..........Labor Day...................................HBA closed Sept. 8-9.......Fall Parade of Homes...............noon - 5 p.m. Sept. 11........Education Committee..........................8 a.m. Sept. 12........HBC Board of Trustees.................11:30 a.m. Sept. 12-15...NAHB Fall Board of Directors....... Austin, TX Sept. 14........Events Committee..........................8:15 a.m. Sept. 15-16...Remodeled Home Tour.............noon - 5 p.m. Sept. 15-16...Fall Parade of Homes...............noon - 5 p.m. Sept. 17........New Mbr Dev & Retention Committee..noon Sept. 18........HBA Board of Directors.....................11 a.m. Sept. 20........Remodelers Council............................8 a.m. Sept. 25........Public Issues Committee..............11:30 a.m. Sept. 25........PAC Committee............................12:30 p.m. Sept. 26......................HBC scholarships due by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27........Fall Home Show Move-In.......... Civic Center Sept. 28-29...Fall Home Show........................ Civic Center

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news briefs Hires & Promotions • Terry Delaney has been named managing partner of Widmer Roel PC. • Laura Wickham has joined CornerStone Bank as an operations/project specialist; Deneen Axtmas has joined as senior vice president of retail banking; and Atlanta Moffett has joined as a teller. Rachel Wagar has been promoted to mortgage opener/shipper/funder. • Moore Engineering, Inc., has hired Justin Hall, Alexa Skjold and Shahad Hasin as graduate engineers; Travis DeJong and Hope Zajac as computer-aided drafting and design technicians; and Mike Gratz as information technology director. • Alerus Financial has promoted Blaine Anderson to relationship manager, Tim Rensch to lead customer service supervisor and Ashley Lipp to customer service supervisor. • Amanda McInnes has joined Smart Spaces, Inc., as a custom closet designer and director of project operations. • Jodi Borgen has joined the residential real estate division at Coldwell Banker First Realty. • Laney’s, Inc., has hired Jessi Erickson and Miranda Olson as customer service representatives, and Jesse Covery as an equipment operator. • Butler Machinery Company has hired Paul Orvik as a yard person; Ben Carlisle as a systems administrator; Casey Gibbs as a used ag equipment specialist; Casey Restad as an accountant; and Kelly Klemisch as fleet manager. • Network Center, Inc., has hired Eric Benson, Jeff Bolstad and Joe Dunnigan as help desk technicians and Jeremy Hostrup as a network systems analyst. • David Ystebo has been promoted to credit analyst and Tim Ziemba

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to credit administration specialist at Choice Financial. Northwestern Bank N.A. has promoted Denelle Wibe to assistant vice president of personal banking. Ben Hanson has joined Keller Williams Roers Realty as a commercial realtor. Cathy Hanson and Kent Tweten have joined the firm as residential agents. State Bank & Trust has hired Patrick Erickson as a credit officer, and Eric Andring has been promoted to vice president/ information security officer. Gate City Bank has promoted Ryan Schumacher to senior customer service and sales supervisor. Jessica Ingolfsland has joined First International Bank & Trust as a corporate trainer and Troy Ott has been promoted to assistant vice president. Xcel Energy has named Brad Sylliaasen manager of design, construction and maintence. Eide Bailly LLP has promoted Corey Enger, Amber Ferrie, Jim Ramstad and Chris Schroeder to the senior manager level.

Awards & Accolades • Choice Financial has been ranked the number one farm lender in North Dakota in the American Bankers Association Top 100 Farm Lenders by dollar volume. • Dale Parr, a longtime master plumber with Home Heating, Plumbing and Air Conditioning, retired July 31. Parr was vice president of the company until 2006 and has since been working part time. • Robert Gibb & Sons has donated $2,200 worth of plumbing supplies to the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Foundation. The equipment will be used to enhance training for students enrolled in the plumbing technology program.

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• Chris Feickert of Park Co. Realtors has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. • Gate City Bank has recently donated more than $300,000 to area organizations. • Christine Rasmussen-Harvey, American Family Insurance Christine Rasmussen Agency, Inc., has been recognized for providing outstanding customer service under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. Dakota Supply Group names Miller to chief operations officer, Tupa to chief segment officer Dakota Supply Group has named Dan Miller as its chief operations officer. Miller has worked for DSG since 2009 and his new responsibilities will include identifying Miller and developing strategies for company growth, maintaining operational continuity and providing leadership to branch managers. DSG has also named Tupa Mike Tupa as its chief segment officer. Tupa has worked for DSG for more than 35 years and will now work directly with segment managers and will be responsible for overseeing the performance of each segment, identifying and developing areas of growth and providing leadership to segment managers. Brock White Co. acquires the assets and business operations of Steels Industrial Products Inc. As of Aug. 1, Brock White Co. has acquired the assets of Steels Industrial Products, Ltd. Steels will operate under the name Steels - A Division of Brock White Canada. This transaction further expands Brock White’s construction products distribution into the fast growing British Columbia and Alberta markets.

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news briefs HBA returns to regular working hours Beginning Sept. 4, the HBA office returns to its regular hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Realize your member benefits at www.nahb.org/MA As a National Association of Home Builders member you can take advantage of a variety of benefits: GM, Lowes, FedEx, Office Depot, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Omaha Steaks, Solveras, FTD Florist, Wyndham Hotel, Hertz and more! Visit www.nahb.org/MA for more information on the Member Advantage program. Once you experience the great benefits, be sure to tell a fellow member what you found. Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance, awarded FMAAR Affiliate of the Year Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance, was awarded the FargoMoorhead Area Association of Realtors 2012 Affiliate of the Year award. Recipients are selected by the Realtor of the Year committee based on FMAAR involvement, business accomplishments and civic activities. Swanson was presented the award at the FMAAR General Membership Meeting Aug. 14 at the Holiday Inn. HBA members enrolled on health plan eligible for EAP HBA of F-M members who are enrolled on the Association’s health plan are eligible for The Village Employee Assistance Program for members. It offers professional, confidential guidance for relationship issues, emotional health, drug and alcohol problems, workplace concerns, financial counseling and legal counseling. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 6278220. Coats for Kids collection In an effort to help the Salvation Army with its winter coat drive, Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of Realtors and HBA of F-M will collect winter coats for kids and adults in need now through Sept. 10. Please drop off dry-cleaned coats at the HBA office, 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, or at FMAAR’s office at 813 N. University Dr., Fargo.

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Contractors: Plan now for cold weather charges As the weather turns colder, be sure to order any needed services early to avoid underground utility frost charges. Cold weather charges are commonly implemented by utilities once the ground has begun to freeze and necessary equipment changes must be made. If you need additional information, please review the service guides distributed by your utility, or call Xcel Energy at (800) 628-2121; Dee DeGeest at Cass County Electric Cooperative: (701) 356-4400; and Joe Moore at Moorhead Public Service: (218) 299-5472. Builder performance guidelines required in Minnesota Minnesota builders must, by law, include a set of performance guidelines with their contract for customers. Guidelines are available to HBA of F-M members through the Builders Association of Minnesota. BAM’s Building Performance Guidelines were put together by a task force made up of its members. Countless hours were dedicated to creating and refining this document to provide the best possible product for builders. To see the statute mandating the inclusion of building performance, visit: www.revisor.mn.gov/ statutes/?id=326B.809. For more information on obtaining these guidelines, please contact the HBA office at (701) 232-5846. Mark your calendar for the 2012 Career Expo Dec. 6 Mark your calendar now for the tenth annual Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo Dec. 6. 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 several industries including construction.

CHALLENGE

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

Hints: • She was born in Las Vegas, Nev. • She likes to do triathlons and fitness competitions. • She has a twoyear old son. • She enjoys refinishing and repurposing furniture.

See page 38 for a bonus hint! Note: Co-workers and relatives of the featured member/staff person are not eligible to win. Readers are eligible to win once per calendar year.

HBA offers advertising opportunity for Fall Home Show The HBA of F-M has a great opportunity for members to reach over 110,000 consumers through its Fall Home Show guide. It will be published by The Forum and delivered inside the newspaper Sept. 23 to promote the Fall Home Show Sept. 28-29. The program will also be distributed at all Hornbacher’s stores. The deadline to reserve space is Sept. 5. Call The Forum at (701) 2415496 for more details. Register now for 2013 International Builders Show Member registration for the 2013 International Builders Show Jan. 22-24 in Las Vegas is now open. Visit www.buildersshow.com for more details. Briefs con’t on pg 6

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President’s Report HBA steps into September with Habitat Build celebration, consumer events

Moving into fall, your HBA of F-M looks forward to wrapping up the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat and hosting three first-class public events: Fall Parade of Homes, Remodeled Home Tour and Fall Home Show. Terry Becker As of press time, Sept. 24 was targeted for a house Terry Becker blessing ceremony for the Home Builders Care Build. This Construction, LLC is our chance to celebrate the build with everyone from Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, our membership and, of course, homeowner April Nelson and her children. Please watch for more details on this event and look for a recap next month. The Fall Parade of Homes will be Sept. 8-9 and 15-16 featuring 28 homes by 17 Builders. Our first-ever Remodeled Home Tour will be Sept. 15-16 featuring seven homes. These two wonderful events allow our Builder and Remodeler members to showcase their work to consumers. Check out pages 10 and 26 for details on the entries and look for magazines Sept. 4 at all Hornbacher’s. The magazine encompasses both events; we encourage you to get out and say hello to your fellow members showing these great homes! They will appreciate seeing you. We end the month with the Fall Home Show Sept. 28-29, featuring a new Friday-Saturday format. It will include seminars from Joel Karsten of Roseville, Minn., discussing landscape design and yard improvement and Cass County Extension Horticulture Agent Todd Weinmann addressing fall gardening and winterization topics. Special thanks to Accent Kitchen & Bath for sponsoring both the Remodeled Home Tour and Fall Home Show. We appreciate your support and commitment to those events.

September is Associate Appreciation Month

Associate members make up the majority of our great HBA, and every September we make a point to highlight them. This month is designated by the National Association of Home Builders to pay tribute; Builder members, please thank the Associates you work with every day. At the August picnic, the HBA honored them by giving away prizes and by featuring dessert served by the Builders. Plus, all Associates in attendance were entered in a drawing for a half-page ad in the Plains Builder and a gift card for “lunch on the HBA.” See pages 21-22 for a recap.

November Membership Meeting features former Disney executive covering leadership, customer service

I know that November seems like a long way off, but it’s not! We are bringing in world-class speaker, Dennis Snow, for the November General Membership Meeting and changing the format of this meeting, as well. Snow’s customer service abilities were born and developed over 20 years with The Walt Disney World Company. In his last year with Walt Disney World, his leadership performance was ranked in the top 3 percent of the company’s leadership team. He will present “Leadership & Customer Service – Lessons from the Mouse.” See page 23 for more details, and don’t miss this awesome learning and networking opportunity.

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Give to NDAB-PAC, support housing NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ political action committee which supports pro-housing candidates. Club 2012 is a level of NDAB-PAC’s fundraising efforts making it easier for you to give! By becoming a Club 2012 member, you are investing in the future of your business and the housing industry. When you give $20.12 you are helping make housing one voice stronger! If you would like to be a part of Club 2012, contact Rocky at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com. HBA ballots coming in late September The HBA of F-M will mail ballots in late September to elect directors for its board. Please be sure to fill these out promptly and mail back to the office in the provided envelope. Faxes and copies cannot be accepted. Home Builders Care scholarships available The Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation will award scholarships to area high school students again this fall. Applicants must enroll in a residential construction trade or related field at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, or North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. Scholarships are also available for college students active in the National Association of Home Builders student chapters at area post-secondary schools. The deadline to submit an application is 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Visit www.hbcfm.com or contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@ hbafm.com. Scholarships are also offered directly from NAHB’s philanthropic arm, the National Housing Endowment at www. nationalhousingendowment.com.

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Never a dull moment at the HBA...

Feb. 22-24 Fargodome

Thanks to some planning by Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust, the HBA of F-M board of directors were introduced to a chicken during their August meeting. A joke meant for Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc., soon got the whole conference room involved as the chicken “mysteriously” escaped its cage. After some screams and nervous laughter, Krajsa quickly caught the chicken and safely returned it to its home. It sure was one unforgettable board meeting!

Booth space is available! Contact Alison at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com.

HBA members enrolled on health plan are eligible for EAP... HBA of F-M members who are enrolled on the Association’s health plan are eligible for The Village Employee Assistance Program. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 627-8220.

Top right: Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust, captures a freed chicken during the board meeting. Right: Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc., keeps an attentive eye on his new pet chicken.

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Fall Home Show coming soon – Sept. 28-29 at Fargo Civic Center Company Name

Two featured speakers covering lawn/ garden care, and outdoor design

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ABC Seamless.................................................... 94; 95 Accent Contracting.......................................5; 6; 7; 8; 9 Alexandria Homes Inc................................................76 American Custom Decks..................................... 20; 21 Authentic Green Solutions LLC.................................72 Basement Technologies of North Dakota, Inc............61 Bernie’s Water Conditioning......................................23 Boulder Creek Custom Homes LLC..........................82 Braaten Cabinets Inc.................................................73 Budget Blinds of Fargo..............................................60 Central Minnesota Credit Union................................78 Culligan Water Conditioning......................................70 Cutco Cutlery.............................................................58 Delta Design & Construction, Inc...............................55 Design Direction, Inc..................................................54 F. M. Water Systems - Kinetico..................................89 Gleam Guard.............................................................59 Greenscape Companies Inc......................................51 Gutter Topper of North Dakota..................................38 H2 Consulting............................................................77 Harmonious Architecture...........................................36 Healing Arts Chiropractic...........................................79 High Plains Water......................................................35 Innovative Basement Systems & Egress Windows............................................ 90; 91; 92 Kitchen Solvers.................................................... 56; 57 Lake Agassiz Habitat For Humanity........................100 Luxury Bath of Fargo........................................... 49; 50 My Pillow, Inc.............................................................53 Nelson Window Company................................... 17; 18 Nichols Family Chiropractic.......................................42 Norwex Enviro Products............................................80 One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning...... 85; 86; 87; 88 Price-Rite Home Improvements, Inc.................... 47; 48 Rose Creek Design...................................................34 Rusco Window Company........................ 43; 44; 45; 46 Sensible Security.......................................................28 Smart Spaces, Inc.....................................................22 Solution Design Inc....................................................63 Solutions.................................................................. 1; 2 Stahl Architects & Builders.................................. 12; 13 Stone Countertop Outlet.......................... 15; 16; 29; 30 Studs to Rugs, Inc.....................................................39 Tubs of Fun! The Family Recreation Superstore!.10; 11 Valley Central Vacuum...............................................96 Water Furnace International........................................4 Wellness Solutions....................................................14 Western Products, Inc............................. 65; 66; 67; 68 Windows Plus ND, Inc......................................... 32; 33 Your Home Improvement Company..................... 97; 98

Don’t forget to tag your ads!

Attention all Fall Home Show exhibitors and members participating in the Fall Parade of Homes or Remodeled Home Tour! Be sure to promote the events by tagging your advertising.

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The HBA of F-M has a great set of seminars for this year’s Fall Home Show. Todd Weinmann, Cass County Extension Horticulture Agent, and Joel Karsten, horticulturist, landscape designer and author, are bringing fantastic seminars to provide consumers tips on everything they need for fall/winter lawn preparation to outdoor lighting and design and year-round composting. Weinmann will address winterizing gardens, tips to make your garden healthier and the correct way to plant and care for garlic, tulips and other hardy bulbs. Weinmann has worked for North Dakota State University for eight years with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in horticulture. Karsten will cover an array of topics including landscape lighting and its ability to add night beauty to your home as well as improve nighttime safety and security; composting through all four seasons; and creating outdoor Joel Karsten will cover an array of focal points including water features, landscaping topics. specialty lighting, art and sculpture applications and designing/building an outdoor fireplace for a northern climate. He has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture science and is a Certified Nursery Professional through the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. Adding to his academics, Karsten’s childhood was spent on a tree nursery and crop farm in southwestern Minnesota.

Fall Home Show details

The Fall Home Show will run noon – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Fargo Civic Center in downtown Fargo. Two-for-one admission will run 2 – 5 p.m. Friday ($1-off coupon not valid during these times). The Fall Home Show, now in its 23rd year, will have exhibits in both Centennial Hall and the Auditorium and will feature a variety of trades including contractors, flooring, siding, spas, windows, water purification, decks, heating/air conditioning, interior decorating and design, kitchen and bath design, cabinetry and more! Accent Kitchen & Bath is the show’s platinum sponsor and will present seminars on topics like renovating your kitchen and bath. Admission is $3 and parking is free and convenient! Children younger than age 14 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Look for a show guide with more seminar details and a coupon for $1-off admission in The Forum Sept. 23. The guides will also be available Sept. 24 at all Hornbacher’s stores and at www.hbafm.com. For those of you that have not exhibited at this show in the past, please take another look at it and contact the HBA at (701) 232-5846 or alison@hbafm.com.

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SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS Todd Weinmann

Fall Garden Cleanup Friday 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Learn how to winterize your garden and prepare it for next spring. This seminar includes timely tips that will make your garden healthier. Planting and Care for Garlic, Tulips and Other Hardy Bulbs Friday 3:30 p.m. Discover the joy of growing garlic varieties that do well here. Learn how to plant and care for garlic, tulips and other hardy bulbs in our northern climate.

Joel Karsten

Creating an Outdoor Room / Building an Outdoor Fireplace Saturday 10 a.m. Learn how to turn your backyard into the dream space you have always envisioned with dozens of takeaway design ideas and fundamental principles to make your project successful. Join discussion of plans for creating outdoor focal points including water features, specialty lighting, and art and sculpture applications. Particular attention will focus on designing and building an outdoor fireplace for a northern climate. Seminar Descriptions con’t on pg 35

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Show hours, noon – 8 p.m. 12:30 p.m. “Fall Garden Cleanup” - Todd Weinmann* 2 p.m. “Bathroom Trends for 2012” Tom Spaeth and Krista Hoeg, Accent Kitchen & Bath 3:30 p.m. “Planting and Care for Garlic, Tulips and Other Hardy Bulbs” - Todd Weinmann* 5 p.m. “Fall Garden Cleanup” - Todd Weinmann* 6:30 p.m. “Kitchen Trends for 2012” Mike Arnold and Krista Hoeg, Accent Kitchen & Bath

Saturday, Sept. 29

Show hours, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 10 a.m. “Creating an Outdoor Room” - Joel Karsten* Noon “Bathroom Trends for 2012” Tom Spaeth and Krista Hoeg, Accent Kitchen & Bath 1:15 p.m. “Composting for All Seasons” - Joel Karsten* 3 p.m. “Kitchen Trends for 2012” Mike Arnold and Krista Hoeg, Accent Kitchen & Bath 4:30 p.m. “Landscape Lighting” - Joel Karsten* *See Todd Weinmann and Joel Karsten in the Accent Kitchen & Bath booth #4 immediately following their seminars.

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Visit the HBA of F-M’s Fall Parade of Homes Sept. 8-9 and 15-16. This year’s event covers Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. Hours run noon -5 p.m. and homes are open two weekends for consumer convenience. Renderings, descriptions and maps will be included in the Parade of Homes guide available starting Sept. 4 at all Hornbacher’s locations. An insert will also be included in The Forum Sept. 2. This year’s Parade will feature 17 Builders and 28 homes. See below for a complete list of homes on this year’s Parade. The NEW Remodeled Home Tour will also run the 2nd weekend only, Sept. 15-16. Check out pg. 26 for more details. A new parade website will go live Sept. 4. Check it out by visiting www. hbafm.com, and don’t forget to pick up the dual-issue magazine featuring both the Fall Parade of Homes and Remodeled Home Tour entries at all Hornbacher’s locations.

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1 Building Concepts, Inc......................... Charleswood............................ 721 Villa Pkwy.................West Fargo.... $245,900 2 Turn Key Construction......................... Maple Ridge............................ 3017 2nd St E..................West Fargo.... $246,999 3 Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc., NDPB...... Maple Ridge............................ 3014 3rd St E...................West Fargo.... $201,500 4 RHR Construction................................ Maple Ridge............................ 3007 3rd St E...................West Fargo.... $299,900 5 Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, NDPB........................ SouthPond at the Preserve...... 426 South Pond Ct E.......West Fargo.... $444,900 6 Heritage Homes, CAPS, CGB, CGP, NDPB.SouthPond at the Preserve...... 3046 6th St E...................West Fargo.... $314,900 7 Platinum Home Contracting................. SouthPond at the Preserve...... 3131 6th St E...................West Fargo.... $214,900 8 Krueger Construction, Inc.................... SouthPond at the Preserve...... 3021 6th St E...................West Fargo.... $255,000 9 Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, NDPB........................ Shadow Creek......................... 3419 1st St E...................West Fargo.... $899,900 10 Luxe Custom Homes - NEW MBR....... Shadow Creek......................... 3418 2nd St E..................West Fargo.... $364,900 11 Dabbert Custom Homes, LLC.............. Shadow Creek......................... 225 34th Ave E................West Fargo.... $209,900 12 Heritage Homes, CAPS, CGB, CGP, NDPB.Shadow Wood.......................... 405 35th Ave E................West Fargo.... $459,900 13 (Not for Show) Landmark Homes........ Reserve at Osgood.................. 326 38th Ave E................West Fargo.... $349,900 14 Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, NDPB........................ Reserve at Osgood.................. 3866 2nd St E..................West Fargo.... $939,900 15 Plecity Kowalski Construction, Inc....... Reserve at Osgood.................. 3877 3rd St E...................West Fargo.... $363,000 16 Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc., NDPB...... Reserve at Osgood.................. 3815 Reserve Dr E..........West Fargo.... $322,900 17 Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, NDPB........................ The Wilds at Westport............. 847 47th Ave W...............West Fargo.... $629,900 18 Heritage Homes, CAPS, CGB, CGP, NDPB.The Wilds at Westport............. 255 47th Ave W...............West Fargo.... $343,900 19 Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc., NDPB...... Osgood.................................... 6389 Osgood Pkwy S......Fargo............. $274,900 20 Equity Home Builders, LLC.................. Veterans Park.......................... 5467 47th Ave S..............Fargo............. $275,900 21 Dabbert Custom Homes, LLC.............. Veterans Park.......................... 5412 49th Ave S..............Fargo............. $182,900 22 Dabbert Custom Homes, LLC.............. Veterans Park.......................... 5404 49th Ave S..............Fargo............. $219,900 23 Holly & Company Classic Homes........ Woodhaven.............................. 5041 43rd St S.................Fargo............. $342,000 24 Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., CGB, CGP, NDPB................ Silverleaf.................................. 6160 Silverleaf Dr S.........Fargo............. $595,000 25 Eid-Co Homes, CGP, NDPB.................... Legacy..................................... 2179 57th Ave S..............Fargo............. $209,383 26 Eid-Co Homes, CGP, NDPB.................... Legacy..................................... 6198 Bennett Ct S...........Fargo............. $163,437 27 Thomsen Homes LLC......................... Johnsen Farms........................ 1557 Johnson Dr S..........Moorhead...... $189,900 28 Eid-Co Homes, CGP, NDPB.................... Village Green........................... 2801 35th St S.................Moorhead...... $149,824 CAPS, CGB, CGP, NDPB: Designations from the National Association of Home Builders and North Dakota Association of Builders.

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Public Issues Report of Area

Affairs

North Dakota housing is booming!

Meet your elected official: Fargo City Commissioner Melissa Sobolik

by Rocky Schneider, Director of Public Affairs

In a report on housing showing the activity in the ten largest cities, total value of new residential construction is over $450 million through June. This is over twice the value during the same period in 2011 according to the report released by the North Dakota Association of Builders. Driven heavily by the oil activity in the western part of the state, Dickinson leads the pack with the most new housing starts with 311, followed by Bismarck at 231, Minot at 195 and Williston at 155. For some comparison, through June, Fargo is at 125 and West Fargo at 157. “The recent oil boom is like the days of the ‘Gold Rush.’ We have contractors, builders, and developers from around the United States working in northwestern North Dakota. It’s a controlled chaos and has been a challenge to educate the new businesses to North Dakota to follow our rules,” said NDAB 2nd Vice President Ken Callahan of Montana Dakota Utilities. To give more perspective on the housing activity and dramatically increased need for housing, Dickinson’s 311 housing starts is not only a record-setting pace for the city, it is more than the total of the previous two years combined. The report is available as an insert in the issue. Contact Rocky Schneider at (701) 232-5846 or rocky@hbafm.com with any questions.

Mark your calendar for the next GMM Oct. 9. Don’t miss out on the Builder & Associate of the Year reveal, 25-year member recognition and announcement of the 2013 HBA of F-M Board of Directors. More details on pg 20.

Melissa Sobolik Fargo City Commissioner

What is your background (education/prior work experience, etc.)?

I grew up on a farm in Courtenay, N.D. I earned my bachelor’s degree in political science from Concordia College. Shortly after college my husband and I moved to Long Beach, Calif., and moved back “home” after a year. It was then I found my place in the non-profit world. I served as the associate program director for Northern Great Plains, a think tank on rural development in five states. From there I moved into the Great Plains Food Bank where I’m currently the director of agency and client services.

Why did you decide to run for public office?

It has always been my dream to run for public office. I see this as a way to serve the community in a different way than my professional work. I ran in 2010 and was unsuccessful, but was ready to run again in 2012. I think government makes better decisions when there are diverse points of view, backgrounds and experiences at the table. I’m excited to bring a different, new point of view to the City Commission.

What issues are most important to you?

One of the issues I’m most passionate about is youth leadership; from elementary school to young professionals. Young leaders will be leading our city, state and country in the future and we need to teach them the skills necessary to transition seamlessly. We need to be proactive in mentoring our future leaders to pass along knowledge and history. Sobolik con’t on pg 38

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News from the North

Dakota Association of Builders

NDAB addresses appraisal issues

Appraisals continue to be an important issue to home builders in our state. North Dakota Association of Builders’ board met with Dave Lanpher, a Fargo Realtor and member of the N.D. Real Estate Appraiser Eddy Mitzel Qualifications and Ethics Board, to NDAB President share information and work toward more progress in the area of appraisals. Some highlights include: • There are now 269 appraisers in North Dakota. • Expect to see more appraisal management companies coming to the state. • Their board must have written complaints to take action against an appraiser. (Complaints against appraisers can be done anonymously at www.ndreab. org, under “Documents”). • We need a clear policy on what can be used as comparables for new construction. Lanpher welcomes your questions and comments, and can be contacted at DaveLanpher@parkcompany.com. Some excellent resources for builders can be found at NAHB’s website at: www.nahb.org/appraisals In addition, NAHB has a popular webinar, “Builder Guide to Appraisals – Obtaining Accurate Valuations on New Homes.” The webinar informs builders on new appraisal rules and provides advice on what builders can do to improve the accuracy of home valuations.

Association dividend program for contractors

State Auto provides a policy with coverages that are just what a contractor needs, so it makes choosing the right insurance easy. You’ll get these important coverages: • Comprehensive business auto coverage includes coverage for commercial vehicles you and your employees drive. • Umbrella liability coverage provides additional bodily injury and property damage, over your liability, auto, and employer’s liability insurance. Learn more about State Auto Insurance, endorsed by the North Dakota Association of Builders, by visiting the NDAB website at www.ndbuild.com and click on the “Insurance for Members” link, or the State Auto website at www.stateauto.com. Agents are located across North Dakota, so you can work with a local insurance agent and get the benefits of State Auto Insurance. Click on the “Find an Agent” link and search by city, county, or zip code.

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Look to NAHB for legal tips, info The information you can get from this link can more than pay for your membership: www.nahb.org/legaltips. As a member of the National Association of Home Builders, you Doreen Riedman have the access to many free resources NDAB Executive on the NAHB website (www.nahb. Officer org). One of the newest resources at your fingertips is provided by the NAHB Legal Research Program. When you sign in to nahb.org/legaltips with your NAHB username and password, you can gain access to legal topics and questions on a variety of industry-related subjects. (If you need help, contact your local association or NDAB for more log-in information.) Over its 17 years of continuous operation, the NAHB Legal Research Program has responded to thousands of legal questions from Builders, Remodelers and Associates. This new online tool will provide accurate, legal information in easy-to-use terminology on topics such as: • Website images and copyright infringement • Voluntary affirmative marketing agreements • Cancellation requirements for home improvement contracts • Pre-contract language for protecting plans submitted with bids

Continue to use the current Form I-9

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has announced that employers should continue to use the current Form I-9, which is set to expire on August 31, 2012, until further notice. Here is the link to Form I-9: www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf Under federal immigration law, all employers are required to complete Form I-9 for all new hires to verify the employee’s identity and work authorization. In the upper right hand corner of the form it notes “Expires 08/31/12,” however continued use of this form after expiration will not count as a paperwork violation in an I-9 audit. For more information, please contact David Crump at NAHB at (800) 368-5242 ext. 8491 or dcrump@nahb.org.

Housing Incentive Fund = income tax credits

Capitalized by contributions from state income and financial institution taxpayers, the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund (HIF) is a means for developing affordable multifamily housing. Individuals, businesses and financial institutions receive a dollar-for-dollar state income tax credit in exchange for their contributions. Dollars given can be targeted to a specific project or community. For more information, visit www.ndhfa.org.

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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 Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association is proud to present the Fall Parade of Homes, Sept. 27-30. We have some great homes to showcase this fall. Keep checking the website for more information on the featured builders. • The Oktoberfest general membership meeting is scheduled for Oct. 11 at the Doublewood Inn. Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss the announcement of the winning Fall Parade homes! • September is Associate Appreciation Month, so make sure to take a couple minutes and let your subcontractors know how much you appreciate all they do.

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

• Winning $500 scholarships from Dickinson Area Builders Association are: Brandi Ouellette, attending Dickinson State University; Tanner Johnson, attending North Dakota State College of Science; Alyssa Selinger, attending North Dakota State University; and Whitney Thorpe, attending Bismarck State College. Congratulations to our winners! • We’ll announce our “Builder of the Year” and “Associate of the Year” at our September general membership meeting at the Eagles Club Sept. 12.

NDAB Member Rebate Program

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

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

• Our Annual Golf Outing will be Sept. 6 at the Valley Golf Course in East Grand Forks

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

• September General Membership Meeting will be hosted by Verendrye Electric Sept. 18 at its Minot office. • Our Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet will be Oct. 9 at the Grand International.

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

• The September General Membership Meeting will be Sept. 20 at the Airport International Inn, starting at 6:30 pm. If your organization would like to sponsor this meeting, please contact Tina at (701) 572-5744. • The Williston Area BA will be moving into its new office in September. Please stop by and visit with Tina, and pick up a membership packet. • Economist with NAHB, Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, will be in Williston the week of Sept 24-28 to present the economic impact study of housing done on the Williston area. Details will be sent out soon on Eisenberg’s visit and presentations.

Remodeled Home Tour Sept. 15-16 • Noon - 5 p.m. See page 26 for more details.

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

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News from the Builders

Association of Minnesota

Minnesota subcontractor registration program now in effect

The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) launched a new Subcontractor Registration Pilot Program as of July 15. The program was put into place during the 2012 Minnesota Legislative Session and became effective July 1. While DLI is calling it a contractor registration program, it’s actually for subcontractors. This does not change the current licensure requirements for builders and remodelers. This registration program is for subcontractors, meaning all general residential building contractors not already licensed by DLI must register. If you are a contractor performing any construction work for which a license, certification, or separate registration is required under Minnesota Statute Chapter 326B (i.e. residential building contractor or boiler, electrical, elevator, HPP, or plumbing contractor) then you must apply for a license and may not submit a contractor registration. This pertains to both commercial and residential construction. All subs must be registered by Sept. 15 to avoid enforcement penalties. Enforcement begins Sept. 15, and there are significant potential fines for general contractors employing subcontractors that are not registered. Registration is free and can be done online at: www.dli. mn.gov/register.

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BAM has put together a page with all the information and links available as well as a handout that can be given to subcontractors. Both are found at: www.bamn.org/ education. The page includes a letter received from DLI, a one-page explanation of the program, a three-page frequently asked questions section, and links to information provided by DLI online. For more information about contractor registration: • Visit: www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/register.asp • Call: (651) 284-5074 • Email: dli.register@state.mn.us

Frequently Asked Questions Q: Who has to register? A: An individual or business entity that performs building construction or improvement services must register with DLI unless they: • Have a current license, certificate or registration issued by DLI; • Have a current independent contractor exemption certificate; • Are an employee of a business performing construction services; or • Are exempt from licensing under Minnesota Statutes 326B.805, subd. 6 (5) or excluded from registration requirements under Minnesota Statutes 181.723, subd. 4a.

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News from the National

Association of Home Builders

Rising home prices push affordability slightly lower In second quarter Aug. 14, 2012 - Strengthening house prices in metros across the country contributed to lower housing affordability in the second quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released today. The latest HOI data reveal that 73.8 percent of all new and existing homes sold in the second quarter were affordable to families earning the national median income of $65,000. This is down from a record high of 77.5 percent of homes that were affordable to median-income earners as of the first quarter, and is largely attributable to rising prices in metros across the country. A full 92 percent of metros covered in the latest HOI saw their median home prices rise between the first and second quarter. “While interest rates and overall housing affordability remain very favorable on a historic basis, the decline in the latest HOI is a positive development because it is another signal that the housing recovery is starting to take root, and it lends needed confidence to prospective buyers and sellers who have been reluctant to move forward in the current marketplace,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. The most affordable major housing market in this year’s second quarter was Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OhioPa., where 93.4 percent of homes sold during the period were affordable to households earning the area’s median family income of $55,700. Also ranking among the most affordable major housing markets in respective order were Dayton, Ohio; BuffaloNiagara Falls, N.Y.; Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.; and Modesto, Calif. Among smaller housing markets, Fairbanks, Alaska topped the affordability chart with 98.7 percent of homes sold during the second quarter being affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $92,900. Other smaller housing markets at the top of the index include Mansfield and Springfield, Ohio; Carson City, Nev.; and Kokomo, Ind. Meanwhile, New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.-N.J. retained the title of the least affordable major housing market in the country for a 17th consecutive quarter, with just 29.4 percent of homes sold there being affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $68,300 as of the second quarter. Other major metros at the bottom of the affordability chart included San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, Calif.; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.; Santa AnaAnaheim-Irvine, Calif.; and Los Angeles-Long BeachGlendale, Calif.; in that order. Ocean City, N.J., retained its title as the least affordable smaller housing market in the second quarter, with just 43.8 percent of homes sold in the second quarter affordable to families earning the median income of $71,100. Other

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small metros at the bottom of the list included San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, Calif.; Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif.; Dover, Del.; and Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif., respectively. Please visit www.nahb.org/hoi for tables, historic data and details. Editor’s Note: The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index is a measure of the percentage of homes sold in a given area that are affordable to families earning that area’s median income during a specific quarter. Prices of new and existing homes sold are collected from actual court records by First American Real Estate Solutions, a marketing company. Mortgage financing conditions incorporate interest rates on fixed- and adjustable-rate loans reported by the Federal Housing Finance Board. The NAHB/Wells Fargo HOI is strictly the product of NAHB Economics, and is not seen or influenced by any outside party prior to being released to the public.

Sept. 8-9, 15-16 Noon - 5 p.m. Details on pg 10.

NAHB offers mechanics lien release forms in Word format This information is provided as a service to members of the National Association of Home Builders. Any statements, cases, statutes or other matters cited, are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended to constitute a legal opinion or to be an exhaustive listing of all materials or precedents regarding the specific issue that is raised. The information is provided only to familiarize you with the law in each respective area. An experienced attorney should be consulted to determine how this information may apply to a particular situation.

Q: I am required under my contract to provide customers with mechanics lien releases signed by my subcontractors and suppliers. Where can I get mechanics lien release forms? A: Eight states have codified the form language for mechanics lien releases, one state has statutory language for partial releases, and another state provides uniform legal documents, including a mechanics lien release form, as a convenience to the public. The use of state-provided forms or language, where applicable, is recommended. Specific state-provided forms and language are provided on the Legal Tips page at www. nahb.org., as well as all other states that do not provide forms or specific language. If a release form is to be filed with deed book records (e.g., to release a recorded lien), then the subcontractor’s or the supplier’s signature on the release form should be notarized. No acknowledgement (notarization) is necessary for other completed release forms that are supplied to customers or financial institutions, and that are not to be filed of record. For more information about this item, please contact David Crump at (800) 368-5242 ext. 8491 or dcrump@nahb.org.

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HBA continues to advance on strategic plan goals

In the spring of 2010, HBA of F-M leaders formulated a three-year strategic plan for the Association. The group consisted of HBA directors, committee members and staff. Facilitators from the Nancy Kelly National Association of Home Builders Heartland Labor HBA Strategic Plan traveled from Washington, D.C., to Monitor conduct the planning session. The HBA’s mission statement remains the same: “The mission of the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead is to provide quality services, benefits and education to our members and the community. Striving to be a visible and proactive influence, the Association represents the collective interests of the home building industry.” At the planning session, we discussed four areas critical to the HBA and formulated the objectives and strategies listed to the right. I have been appointed to monitor this final year of the plan and make regular reports to the board and membership. A common theme in this strategic plan is the need to communicate “return on investment” to the current membership and demonstrate the HBA’s positive impact on the community to consumers. In these challenging economic times, our leaders identified the importance of showing members what they are receiving for their dues, as well as increasing the HBA’s good works in the public’s eyes – which will positively impact members, too! Much has been accomplished, and even completed, within the plan and requires an ongoing effort by staff and members. The following are some bullets of additional progress the HBA has made since the last published update in March: • The HBA is working on promoting green building efforts. It is working to achieve the National Green Building Standard bronze level with the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat. The house will be the first project of its kind in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and the Association hopes to use it as an example to show consumers and builders that there is a reasonable and achievable approach to green building for our area. • Staff is making a concerted effort to gather more interior photos of homes on the Parades of Homes and the Remodeled Home Tour to add more consumer value to the online component that goes along with these events. • A survey was circulated to the HBA membership gathering feedback on the Association’s services. • Staff is developing an operations manual to compile and keep track of in-house policies and procedures. • Staff will highlight committee accomplishments quarterly in the Plains Builder and to other

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committees. This replaces monthly committee briefs recounting routine business happenings to all committees and quarterly briefs in the Plains Builder. • The first ever Remodeled Home Tour will be Sept. 1516 featuring seven local remodeling projects ranging from an entire home renovation, to a bathroom, to a kitchen and basements. If you are interested in reviewing the entire strategic plan, please contact the office at (701) 232-5846. Also please remember, we have several committees to choose from with varying focuses. If you would like to try one out, let us know! Your involvement can be as little or as immense as you want – it is your decision and it is your Association. I will provide a summary of the current three-year plan in six months. The HBA of F-M is planning to schedule a new strategic planning session for early 2013. Look for an update when that process is complete!

Key Areas and Objectives Membership/Education

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

Government Affairs

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

Communications

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

Operations

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

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EPA makes most recent Renovate Right pamphlet available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is advising home owners to test their homes for lead paint dust after Larry Leadhead getting any remodeling or renovation EPA Lead Enthusiast work done – and now requiring remodelers to inform home owners of that option through its newly revised Renovate Right pamphlet. The current edition, dated September 2011, is available for download from the EPA. After pressure from Congress and an NAHB-led coalition forced EPA to back away from clearance testing in its recent amendment to the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, this latest revision appears to be EPA’s way to encourage consumers to choose it anyway, rather than stopping at the cleaning verification that professional remodelers are already required to perform, notes NAHB Environmental Policy Analyst Matt Watkins. The RRP rule requires that remodelers, window installers and other contractors distribute the Renovate Right brochure to property owners and tenants living in homes built before 1978 prior to beginning any remodeling work. Remodelers and other contractors who have already printed copies of the April 2010 version of Renovate Right should download a copy of the July 2011 insert page from the EPA publication website – because they must use this new version to be compliant with the law. The revision is on page 10 of the pamphlet: “For Property Owner: After the Work is Done,” and calls to the attention of the recipient “lead-dust testing.” Renovate Right should be distributed no less than seven and no more than 60 days before a remodeling project. Remodelers working in a common area of a multifamily building must ensure that a copy of Renovate Right is posted at the job site or distributed to all residents. In the case of daycare centers or other child-occupied faculties, the brochure needs to be posted or given to the parents or guardians.

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

Your HBA is now on Twitter! Follow your HBA of F–M: @HBAFM

For more information about this item, please contact Matthew Watkins at (800) 368-5242 ext. 8327 or at mwatkins@nahb.org.

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Meet your Board: Tom Spaeth by Krista Mund, Communications Manager

Tom Spaeth co-owns Accent Kitchen & Bath with Mike Arnold and is vice president in charge of production. He has been a partner with the company Tom Spaeth since 2004 and is responsible for Accent Contracting overseeing the remodeling, handyman and bathroom divisions. Spaeth was named to the HBA of F-M board of directors in the fall of 2011 when an opening became available. “I really enjoy the camaraderie!” he says. “Just getting to know the other board members and their businesses is the best part of being a board member.” Spaeth believes the board’s work is important in determining the Association’s mission and direction, and he values the learning opportunities offered. He is also involved with the HBA of F-M’s Remodelers Council and has traveled to the National Remodeling Show and International Builders Show. Accent Kitchen & Bath is a long-time sponsor of the Home & Garden Show and Fall Home Show, and Spaeth has served as an event spokesperson in media appearances. Spaeth lives in Moorhead with his wife of 23 years, Lori, and sons Tyler (age 20) and Zach (age 15). In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, yard work, hunting and fishing.

Fun facts about Tom: What you never knew about me: My first love was farming. Favorite vacation spot: The lakes. VIPs I’ve met: A lot of the local TV and radio personalities. Favorite TV program: Holmes on Homes. Last book you read: Make Every Day Friday by Joel Osteen.

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Contractors who hire unregistered subcontractors, misclassify workers and fail to register are in violation of the law, which can result in civil penalties. Q: If I am a builder or remodeler, which means a license is required, do I have to register? A: The answer is no. If contractors are performing any construction work for which a license, certification or separate registration is required under Minn. Stat. chapter 326B (i.e. Boiler, Electrical, Elevator, HPP, Plumbing or Residential Building Contractor), they must apply for a license and may not submit a Contractor Registration. Contact DLI’s Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD)’s Licensing Services at (651) 284-5031 (personal licenses) or (651) 284-5034 (business licenses) for more information. Q: How do I register? A: Registration is an online process and can be done at: www.dli.mn.gov/register. Q: How do I verify registration? A: Available on the DLI License Lookup link found on the DLI homepage (www.dli.mn.gov) and at the following address: https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/lookup/ licensing.aspx. A registered contactor can be found quickly by clicking on “business” and then typing any portion of the contractor’s name into the search field.

BAM wins lawsuit, upholds state building code

A decision was issued Monday by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, in favor of the Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM), with a huge impact on residential construction in Minnesota. Without this ruling, any municipality in Minnesota would have been able to create a policy and use it to override the state building code; diluting the power of the code. Read more at bamn.org/ mnbuilderblog/2012.

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Sunny afternoon welcomes members to Muddy Boots picnic

The HBA of F-M held its annual Muddy Boots picnic in honor of its Builder members July 25.Thank you to Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom for sponsoring. The sunny weather welcomed 118 attendees for lunch on the HBA lawn. Congratulations to Shane Reiter, Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority, on winning the drawing for a tent!

Members enjoy brats, chips and potato salad during the picnic.

Thank you sponsor!

The Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom team.

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A full-house enjoy the shade on a sunny afternoon. Over 100 members came out to have a picnic lunch.

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218-233-0065 3300 S. 8th - Moorhead

Cass County Abstract Company Red River Title Services, Inc. Official Abstracters for Cass County, ND, and Clay County, MN.

Serving Our Customers Since 1910 Call Us Today For All Your Abstracting Needs 35 4th St N, Ste 101, Fargo - (701) 232-3341 - www.rrtitle.com

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HBA of F-M General

Membership Meetings

At a glance: Annual Meeting/Oct. GMM Date | Time | Place Tuesday, Oct. 9 Social: 6 p.m. Dinner/Program: 7 p.m. Ramada Plaza & Suites

Thank You!

October Sponsor

Cost | Registration Details Pre-registered members: $20 Walk-ins: $22 Register by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 Business attire is requested!

Menu

Tangy Citrus Chicken Potatoes Vegetable Blend Tossed Salad Dinner Rolls

Highlights

Featured Speaker: Neal Eriksmoen, president of Appraisal Services Inc. 25-Year Member Recognition Builder & Associate of the Year Revealed 2013 HBA of F-M Board of Directors announced

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

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

www.facebook.com/ HBAFargoMoorhead www.facebook.com/HomeShowFM www.facebook.com/ParadeFM www.facebook.com/ HomeBuildersCare www.facebook.com/ CharityRideforHBC

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August Picnic Rheault Farm • Aug. 14 Two-consecutive meeting winner Jane Volk, Gate City Bank

Nodak sponsor gift card, $50 to Spitfire

John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.

Dinner on HBA & 1/2 pg black & white ad in PB

Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust

Associate prize winners:

Jane Volk, Gate City Bank Chuck Helmstetter, Property Resources Group Chad Zitzow, Twin City Garage Door, Inc. Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom Russ Richards, Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area, Inc. Chris Lange, Northland Truss Systems, Inc. Peter Johnson, CornerStone Bank

Builders Jason Eid, Eid-Co Homes, Inc.; Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.; John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.; and Jay Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc., pass out brownies to thank the Associate members.

Thank you sponsor!

Picnic highlights con’t on pg 22

Judy and Al Lee, Interior Affairs, socialize with sponsor and grill master, Jessica Grondahl, Nodak Stores.

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August Picnic

Rocky Schneider, HBA director of public affairs and Jenny Erickson, HBA development & project coordinator serve Ken and Kay Krajsa, State Bank & Trust, some craft beer during the beer and wine tasting.

Above: The Lindquist girls enjoy the inflatable games. Right: Latrisca and Katrina try lots of yard activities, like the hula-hoops.

Jane Volk, Gate City Bank, Paul Mund, Dakota Supply Group, and Tom and Lori Spaeth, Accent Contracting, socialize before the meal.

Katy Krehlik, Western Products, Inc., Denis and Diana Stead, Stone Holding Company pose for a picture.

Save the Date....

2nd Annual Fargo EGGfest 2012 September 15th at Rheault Farm

www.fargoeggfest.com

Demo Eggs for Sale at Handsome Discounts

I29 & Main ∙ 701-293-1155 www.nodakstores.com

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November GMM brings outstanding customer service expert Dennis Snow The HBA of F-M’s November meeting wants to give not only its members, but everyone in the community, a chance to learn from one of the best when it comes to customer service. Join us Nov. 8 at the Ramada Plaza & Suites! Dennis Snow has gained experience from 20 years with The Walt Disney World Company and today he is a full-time speaker, trainer and consultant who is dedicated to helping organizations achieve goals in the area of customer service, employee development and leadership. The HBA of F-M is excited to bring Snow to Fargo and encourages both members and non-members to attend. This is an amazing opportunity for members to learn what great customer service looks like, along with other facets of the internal community a company should revolve around. You don’t want to miss this!

WHEN: Nov. 8 3 – 5 p.m. keynote presentation 5 p.m. Social and heavy hors d’oeuvres

Dennis Snow is the Nov. GMM keynote speaker and has over 20 years of experience working with The Walt Disney Company.

WHERE: Ramada Plaza & Suites of Fargo COST: Pre-registered: $40 | Walk-ins: $45

HBA brings home NAHB Membership Cup, AEA Awards at national conference

The HBA of F-M received the 2011 National Association of Home Builders Cup for Outstanding Membership Achievement and two Association Excellence Awards at the Association Leadership Institute in New Orleans last month. The Membership Cup award annually recognizes the home builders association that achieves the highest combined ranking in membership growth and retention in HBA Executive Vice President Bryce the country. Finalists were identified Johnson, John Miranda NAHB Membership from seven different membership size Committee Chairperson, and HBA board categories, and invited to submit their member Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction. membership plan for consideration to be named the overall winner. The HBA of F-M also received this prestigious award in 2005 and 2010. HBA of F-M President Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC, says, “Membership is an organization-wide commitment, with our staff and members constantly promoting HBA benefits to prospective and existing members. Our staff works as a team with our board and committees to keep the HBA strong and growing. We are truly honored to receive this award from NAHB.” HBA of F-M earned a finalist berth with a combined score of 77.48 percent,

Ad space now available in 2013 Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide

Wondering how you can advertise to your target audience? The HBA of F-M Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide is a publication dedicated to the building industry and our members. Consumers use the guide to locate and hire contractors and other HBA members for buying, building or remodeling their homes. The directory is a 200+ page spiral bound book that features articles of interest to consumers and a complete list of HBA member companies. Total circulation of this publication is 4,500 with distribution points located around the community. Advertising is exclusive to HBA members. There are numerous options in ad size and location, so we are sure to have one that benefits your company. Advertising space is now open to all HBA members! The HBA can design an ad for free or you can submit your own. If you are interested in advertising in this publication, please contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846, jenny@hbafm. com, or check out the enclosed advertising contract. Forms verifying each member company’s address information will be mailed by mid-September. Every member will receive one free member listing and one free classified listing in the HBA’s Directory. Keep an eye on the mail for those forms coming this fall!

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HBA of F-M Builder

& Associate Member Feature

Luxury Builders

Company perseveres with dedicated staff, range of services by Kirsten Rosenow, Communication & Office Coordinator

Ten years ago, working from the back of his rusted jeep, Jeremy Wallace, president of Luxury Builders, struggled to start out in the industry with his own framing company. He started to teach himself the ways of the trade by talking to local contractors and spending his nights studying how-to books. He spent the next few years building up clientele and solid references to grow his company and strengthen his reputation. From decks to framing and specialty woodwork to fireplace mantels, Luxury Builders has been experiencing hands-on what it takes to make it in the industry in the Fargo-Moorhead area. “I started framing and moved into the construction industry from there,” says Wallace, who turned his company into a corporation about three years ago Luxury Builders employees stand in front of their company vehicles and He then sold trailers. Luxury Builders has been operating in the Fargo-Moorhead area for over ten years. some of the shares to two of his employees, Nate Branson and Tony Eder, whom he felt were big contributors to the company. Since its start, Luxury Builders has grown to 20 employees, working on the vast array of services they provide, many who have stayed with Wallace since they started. “This company has become like one big family,” says Wallace. “At our company we understand the needs of our employees and try to do the best we can to take care of them, because without them, we would not succeed.” With a core group of employees, Wallace knows that he has the manpower and experience to handle almost anything that comes their way. Some of Luxury Builders’ employees are designated to specific jobs like framing and trim work or specialty woodwork, allowing them to do the best work they can at a quicker rate. “We’re the guys builders call when they need a job done quick,” says Wallace. “And we can do just about anything.” Wallace sees one challenge of the industry in finding good, dependable workers. He is thankful to have a crew that has been with him for quite awhile, which helps them get jobs done quickly and efficiently. Luxury Builders is also staying on top of the industry by looking ahead and making smart choices for its future. Luxury Builders con’t on pg 36

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Remodeling Show in Baltimore Oct. 10-12 The Remodeling Show is an annual national trade show, educational conference and networking event for professional remodelers. The show floor features installation clinics, interactive workshops and instructiona exhibitor-led product presentations among hundreds of exhibit booths and is hosted side-by-side with DeckExpo. The four-day educational conference kicks off Oct. 10 with Business Skills Boot Camps for small- to mid-size remodeling firms and continues with three days of 90-minute breakout seminars. Forge new relationships with product manufacturers on the show floor, fellow remodelers in the education sessions and in social functions like the Block Party and the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers Gala. Pre-show NAHB Designation courses will also be offered. The Remodeling Show is in business to make your business BETTER through the latest product knowledge, technologies, know-how and key contacts. Register now at www. RemodelingShow.com. Use the code NAHB for a free three-day exhibit hall admission pass. HBA now tweets, blogs, ‘Facebooks’... Your HBA of F-M has started a blog at homebuildersassociation. areavoices.com. We are also now on Twitter. Follow us at www.twitter. com/HBAFM. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook... • www.facebook.com/ HBAFargoMoorhead • www.facebook.com/ParadeFM • www.facebook.com/ HomeShowFM • www.facebook.com/ HomeBuildersCare • www.facebook.com/ TradesAcademy • www.facebook.com/CharityRide for HBC

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HBA of F-M Industry

Spotlight

September is Associate Appreciation Month September is designated as Associate Appreciation Month. The HBA of F-M would like to thank the 500+ Associate members that help keep our Association strong! Please make sure to thank those Associate members you work with and encourage others to do business with them. Here are the National Association of Home Builder’s top 10 reasons to do business with an active Associate member: 1.

They support the National Association of Home Builders at the local, state and national levels.

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They volunteer time, talent and treasure to help the association accomplish its goals.

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They recruit their colleagues and business contacts to become members.

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They serve on committees and councils gaining valuable networking opportunity while helping to advance the association’s mission.

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It increases the value proposition for all HBA of F-M membership.

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They are strong supporters of local and state PACs and BUILD-PAC.

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They are a major source of non-dues revenue through sponsorships, advertising, etc.

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As industry partners, they are a valuable resource for business and management tips.

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They are heavily invested in your business success: You win, they win!

10.

Why wouldn’t you do business with a member?

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which reflects both membership renewals and recruitment of new members. It was singled out for the top honor after judges evaluated its strategically executed and thoroughly documented membership plan that reflected a comprehensive, member service-focused approach. The Association Excellence Awards were presented for: • “Best Partnership Between State and Local,” given for the HBA’s lobbying efforts in conjunction with the North Dakota Association of Builders during the 2011 legislative session. • “Best Membership Recruitment/Retention Plan Implemented,” given for the HBA’s comprehensive program to recruit and maintain members; it involves a staff person dedicated to membership and a committee of industry representatives who make personal contact with their fellow members. The Association Excellence Awards is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations and executive officers in the field of association management. Executive Officers Council membership is comprised of the staff executives who direct more than 750 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ associations representing more than 140,000 home builders in communities across the United States. Congrats to all the members of the HBA, the committees and the HBA staff—winning the Cup is a system wide effort and a reflection of what great members the HBA consists of.

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The HBA thanks members who are involved with this industry:

Governmental & Legislative Agencies; Motels, Restaurants & Beverage Suppliers; Other Services; Health & Medical; Employment & Temporary Services Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority Holiday Inn Minnesota State Community and Technical College Morris Painting & Decorating Inc. Olson Awning & Canvas Rainbow Play Systems of North Dakota Piepkorn’s, Inc. Jet-Way Multiple Services Inc. HawleyWould.com Subsurface, Inc. Potty Shacks Cormax, Inc. Building Gurus Heartland Labor

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News from the

HBA of F-M Remodelers Council

1st-ever Remodeled Home Tour runs 2012 Remodelers Council Sept. 15-16!

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

Gary Grandbois Granites Unlimited (Past Chair)

Member Companies

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

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The HBA of F-M is excited to host the first annual Remodeled Home Tour, a showcase of area remodeled homes sponsored by Accent Kitchen & Bath! The Tour runs ONE WEEKENED ONLY, Sept. 15-16, so don’t miss out! The Tour features seven entries varying from kitchen, bathroom and basement remodels to amazing closet transformations and an entire home renovation. Entries are located in Fargo and West Fargo. See below for the complete list of entries. This Tour will run in conjunction with the Gold Sponsor final weekend of the Fall Parade of Homes, Sept. 15-16. Entries will be open to consumers from noon – 5 p.m. both days. Stop at Hornbacher’s and pick up the dual-issue magazine that includes the both the Remodeled Home Tour and Fall Parade of Homes entries.

# Company Name

Development

Address

City

R1. Accent Kitchen & Bath ...Charleswood..................... 2015 Ruxton Ct........West Fargo R2 Smart Spaces, Inc..........Stonebridge.......................3009 37 1/2 Ave S...Fargo R3 Accent Kitchen & Bath....Clara Barton Area..............1330 10th St S....... Fargo R4 Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc, CGP.....Hawthorne Neighborhood..921 8th St S........... Fargo R5 Fiske Construction, LLP..Hawthorne Neighborhood..804 8th St S........... Fargo R6 Accent Kitchen & Bath....Woodcrest.........................2308 Lilac Ln......... Fargo R7 Smart Spaces, Inc..........Trollwood/Longfellow.........3220 Elm St........... Fargo CGP: Designation from the National Association of Home Builders.

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Keep your eyes open for HBA of F-M Lunch & Learn opportunities The HBA of F-M Education Committee is working to provide you with some great Lunch & Learn opportunities in the next couple months. Watch your email and upcoming Plains Builders for more information. Future Lunch & Learn topics will include: • Quickbooks • Building Official roundtable discussion • Fixing ice dams If you have suggestions on future Lunch & Learn classes or have any questions about the education schedule, contact Kirsten at (701) 232-5846 or kirsten@hbafm.com.

Take advantage of Webinar Wednesday

Take advantage of NAHB’s Webinar Wednesday series. Register for any webinar and enjoy unlimited access to the replay. Best of all, each webinar counts for one hour of continuing education credit toward NAHB professional designations. Check out September’s schedule to the right or visit www.nahb.org/webinars. Free Webinar Replays for NAHB Members: • State of the Industry: A Mid-Year Update • How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection • OSHA Fall Protection • Generate Leads and Sales with Internet Marketing

National Association of Home Builders

Webinars

Unless otherwise noted in individual listings:

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

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Selling Universal Design So Buyers See It as a Plus

Homes with universal design features are, by definition, for everyone. But too often, the ease-of-use features that are so helpful to everyone–young, old, able, or mobilitychallenged–are presented to mature buyers as aging-inplace features, or ADA-compliant. Such terms can raise the spectre of a frail old age to prospective buyers who’re just looking for a more user-friendly, lower maintenance home that complements an easy-living lifestyle. The experts presenting this webinar will explain the importance of educating the consumer as to the benefits of specific universal design features, present ways to talk about those features in appealing terms, and share techniques that help you move prospective residents into your communities.

Sept. 26

Top 10 Green Building Strategies You Can Implement Now

Are you overwhelmed trying to understand green building rating systems, sort out product claims, and answer buyers’ questions about high performance homes? This one-hour webinar will give you the confidence to take your first steps toward building green. Presenter Jeannie Leggett Sikora will provide practical strategies for moving from conventional construction to green home building. Based on her interviews of experts and field observations, study of independent research, and review of product data, she’ll provide easy-toimplement green building options to help you construct homes with a price tag both you and your customers can count toward green home certification.

Sponsorships available! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to put your company’s name in front of thousands of interested consumers. Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

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News from the Home

Builders Care Foundation

Home Builders Care Build for Habitat 2012 Home Builders Care wraps up The Home Builders Care Build for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is Board of Trustees wrapping up this month. It was a great project for us and I am very proud of

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

CASEY BECKERLEG CARL BLANK BRAD MORRIS ANDY NELSON BOB KOCHMANN

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

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

how many members donated time, materials and funds to this project. Our industry really stepped up to complete this house for the Nelson family. Check out everyone who contributed to the home on page 31. This home was also the first-ever NAHB green designated home in Fargo. We thought this project would be a great way to experience the process of having a home designated. We have some great resources in town and will continue to share our experience. See more information on page 30.

9th Annual Charity Ride a success

The 9th annual Charity Ride was held Aug. 18. It was a great Saturday for the event and over 50 people came out to ride. The group took a scenic route through western Minnesota with stops for lunch and ice cream in Pelican Rapids. The proceeds will support Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. A big thanks to all our sponsors; Accent Kitchen & Bath; Arctic Audio; Camrud-Foss Concrete Const. Inc; Dakota Underground Company; Hornbacher’s; Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.; Nodak Stores; Realty Executives North Plains; and Twin City Garage Door, Inc. I would also like to thank Greg Baldwin, Realty Executives North Plains; Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.; Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust; Marc Simonet, Midland Garage Door, Mfg. Co.; and Jeff Swenson, Twin City Garage Door, Inc., for organizing the event.

Scholarships

The 2012 Fall Scholarships are available now! High school seniors who are interested in construction and plan on attending M State-Moorhead or North Dakota State College of Sciene-Wahpeton are eligible for our high school scholarships. Post-secondary scholarships are available for students who are members of one of the NAHB student chapters at M State-Moorhead, NDSCS-Wahpeton, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University. Applications are available at www.hbcfm.com and are due 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Our scholarships are targeted for our industry and are the applications are judged by members of the industry. Let students know that these scholarships are available!

Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo, Dec. 6. This great event promotes a variety of careers to high school freshman. Construction has had a large presence at this event in the past. If you are interested in helping promote construction careers to high-schoolers, contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com.

Year-end donations

While it is only September, now is the time to think about making a yearend donation to Home Builders Care. We appreciate donations in any amount. Your contributions help us continue to award scholarships to students and take on projects like the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat. You can even make donations on our website using a credit card. Just click on the Donate button on the left side of our home page.

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CHARITY RIDE

Home Builders Care

The 9th Annual Charity Ride was a beautiful event Aug. 18. The ride started from the HBA of F-M where everyone enjoyed doughnuts and giant rice krispie treats. Pelican Rapids was the first stop on the route on a gorgeous Saturday morning. The first loop with all of the 54 riders wound its way through some of the most scenic areas in western Minnesota. Lunch was back in Pelican Rapids where we enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by Nodak Stores. The second loop was another winding ride around lakes and lake homes. The ride ended back in Pelican Rapids where people enjoyed Dippin’ Dots and more rice krispie treats. Door prizes, donated from Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., Realty Executives North Central and State Bank & Trust, were awarded as well. Thanks to everyone who attended the event and made it such a success. Sponsors of the event who made it all possible include; Accent Kitchen & Bath, Arctic Audio, Camrud-Foss Concrete Const., Inc., Dakota Underground Company, Hornbacher’s, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., Nodak Stores, Realty Executives North Plains and Twin City Garage Door, Inc.

Riders meet at HBA office at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18.

Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., hands out door prizes to the group during lunch.

Riders leaving Pelican Rapids, Minn.

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National Green Building Standard

Threshold Point Ratings for Green Buildings

Most builders can achieve green certification through ‘practical’ green building approach by Krista Mund, Communications Manager Editor’s Note: The Home Builders Care Build for Habitat will generate the first home in the Fargo-Moorhead Metro area to qualify for the National Green Building Standard. This is the second in a series of three articles; it explores the process for qualifying. The first article summarized the standard itself, and the third article will cover selling points of getting homes certified. For more information on the standard, visit www. nahbgreen.org.

Last month, we introduced readers to the National Green Building Standard, the first and only residential green building rating system to undergo the full consensus process and receive approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Home Builders Care Build for Habitat will generate the first house built to this standard in the F-M metro area. “This Build provided an opportunity for the HBA of F-M to demonstrate to our members just how realistic it is to qualify for this standard,” HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson says. Qualifying for the bronze, silver, gold and platinum levels is point-based; a free Green Scoring Tool compatible with the standard is available at www.nahbgreen.org/ ScoringTool.aspx. Anyone can score homes with this tool: builders, designers, consultants, verifiers and homeowners. It was the starting point for the HBA of F-M volunteers who went through the spreadsheet and plans for the home to determine what could be counted for points toward achieving the Bronze designation. Nate Lotvedt, Heritage Homes, and Scott Fluge, Authentic Green Solutions, LLC, were key volunteers involved with meeting the National Green Building Standard. Fluge is a certified NGBS verifier and has inspected projects all over North Dakota. “I just wanted to donate my services to help the new owners live in a well-built home from an efficiency standpoint,” he says. Lotvedt is a project manager at Heritage Homes and is a LEED-certified professional. He was curious about the steps to get a new home NGBS-certified in the F-M area. “I have always been curious about ‘green’ building,” he says. “In the years to come, this will be the new norm when building houses.” Lotvedt has been collecting all information required to achieve the bronze level. “The scoring tool is easy to use and is laid out with ease of use in mind,” Lotvedt says. “It is broken into sections that apply to specific areas and will help you with most questions you have. The bronze level was achieved on this home without changing or adding anything.” Fluge has been inspecting the home during different stages of construction. Some of the main points he looked for during construction were:

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Green Building Categories Performance Point Levels (1) (2) BRONZE SILVER GOLD EMERALD 1. Chapter 5 Lot Design, Preparation, and Development...................39............ 66.......... 93........... 119 2. Chapter 6 Resource Efficiency...............45............ 79.......... 113.........146 3. Chapter 7 Energy Efficiency...................30............ 60.......... 100......... 120 4. Chapter 8 Water Efficiency.....................14............ 26.......... 41.......... 60 5. Chapter 9 Indoor Environmental Quality...................................36............ 65.......... 100......... 140 6. Chapter 10 Operation, Maintenance, and Building Owner Education...............................8.............. 10.......... 11........... 12 7. Additional Points from any category..........................50.............100....... 100......... 100 Total Points 222 406 558 697

(1) In addition to the threshold number of points in each category, all mandatory provisions of each category shall be implemented. (2) For dwelling units greater than 4,000 square feet (372 square meters), the number of points in Category 7 (Additional Points from any category) shall be increased in accordance with Section 601.1. The "Total Points" shall be increased by the same number of points.

• Duct work and insulation (spray foam) during the rough-in • Exterior site for environmental impact • If wood used was certified lumber • Recycle bins for garbage Once the house was finished, Fluge inspected compliance for the following items: • Appliances • Lights • Grading • HVAC system • Blow-in insulation to the attic space Fluge tallies points for what was done, and what was not done, on a scoring sheet, and files that paperwork to NAHB to receive the NGBS certificate for a home. “If the house is built to current code, adding a few energy and environmental products can achieve the bronze level fairly easy,” he says. Both Lotvedt and Fluge agree that the NGBS is very practical compared to other standards. “I think the biggest advantage of the NAHB standard is cost,” Lotvedt says. “It all depends on which level you are going for, but in the bronze level, I feel that the cost is very minimal if any. NAHB has setup a system that is tailored towards housing and can be achieved by just about every builder.” Look for a recap of the entire HBC Build for Habitat for Humanity project in next month’s issue!

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Home Builders Care Build for Habitat for Humanity Donor List *as of 8/17/12

Tour de Habitat....................................... $12,050 State Bank & Trust.................................. $11,551 John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc..................................................$1,100 Comstock Land Company, LLC....................$1,000 Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc............ $1,000 Intercept Corporation................................ $1,000 JDP Electric, Inc....................................... $1,000 Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC..................................... $1,000 Becker Financial Services, LLC................... $500 Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc................................................... $500 Ken Andersen, KWA Constructors, Inc........ $500 Paul Lindemann, Lindemann Finish Carpentry, Inc.............................................. $500 Mark Bryan/Mike DuBord, Wood Specialists, Inc............................................. $500 Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of Realtors....................................................... $382 DECKMASTERS......................................... $316 Building Concepts, Inc................................. $300 Cass County Abstract Company................. $250 Tecton Products, LLC.................................. $250 Heidi Knutson, Western State Bank............ $250 Greg Balzum, Balzum Construction, Inc...... $200 Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc............. $200 Holly Rieger, Holly & Company Classic Homes......................................................... $200 Misc. donations at HBA events.................... $167 702 Communications................................... $100 Mike Arnold, Accent Contracting................. $100 Gene Sweeney, Advance Garage Door, Inc...$100 Allan Anderson, Anderson & Anderson, Inc...$100 Bierschbach Equipment............................... $100

Bob Footitt, Bob Footitt Construction, Inc.... $100 Chris Hawley, Chris Hawley Architect.......... $100 Gary Orth, Cornerstone Specialties............ $100 Crane Johnson Lumber Company............... $100 Josh Novotny, Dakota Hills Electric, Inc....... $100 Dakota Supply Group.................................. $100 Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction................................................ $100 Aaron Greterman, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead.......................................... $100 Robert Leslie, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead.......................................... $100 Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.................. $100 Eid-Co Buildings, Inc................................... $100 Scott Swanholm, Eide Bailly LLP................ $100 Fargo Water Equipment............................... $100 Feder Realty, Co.......................................... $100 Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom................................................... $100 Rodd Rodeman, Gemstone Masonry Operating Co. Inc......................................... $100 Vern Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc................. $100 Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes................... $100 Dean Rindy, Innovative Abstract & Title Company..................................................... $100 Insure Forward............................................ $100 John V. Hough, J.V. Hough, Inc.................... $100 Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc.... $100 Erik Hatch, Keller Williams Roers Realty..... $100 Kimberly Krueger, Krueger Construction, Inc. and Castle Realty........................................ $100 Monica Hart, Monica Hart Interior Design... $100 Nolen Bertsch, Nelson Window Company... $100 Newman Signs............................................ $100 Ron Goodman, Northern Plumbing Supply... $100

Park Co. Realtors......................................... $100 Valerie Fiske, Park Co. Realtors.................. $100 John Sliper, Price-Rite Home Improvements.............................................. $100 Precision Drafting & Design LLC................. $100 Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust................... $100 Erik Opdahl, TCI Insurance......................... $100 Devin Gaard, TCI Insurance........................ $100 Richard Penning, Warner and Company Insurance..................................................... $100 Bill Blixt, Western Products, Inc................... $100 Melba Wenthin, Works of Light LLC............ $100 Coldwell Banker First Realty......................... $51 Stan Andvik, Andvik Enterprises................... $50 Donna Bladholm, Bladholm Brothers............ $50 Kent Kalstrom, Cormax, Inc........................... $50 Harry Gilbertson, Harry Gilbertson Construction.................................................. $50 Kaye Nelson, HOMESMART REALTORS..... $50 Kirby Kassenborg, Kassenborg Construction, Inc............................................ $50 Paul Dotzenrod, Paul’s Electric, Inc............... $50 Greg Raun, Raun Technologies, Inc.............. $50 Russ Richards, Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area, Inc............................. $50 Howard Bjerke, Star Masonry........................ $50 Diana Stead, Stone Holding Company.......... $50 Christine Rasmussen, American Family Insurance....................................................... $25 Lisa Breiland, Apex Painting & Cleaning....... $25 Colleen Buechler, Apex Painting & Cleaning... $25 Van Hal Financial and Insurance................... $25 Marc Bushee, Property Resources Group.... $20 Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance............. $20

Material Donors List

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

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

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

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

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How to review a resume in 10 seconds flat by Rikka Brandon, Building Gurus Editor’s note: This article is the third in a series of five featuring Rikka Brandon, Building Gurus, offering tips on recruiting and hiring the right employees. As the local Rikka Brandon building industry rebounds, these articles Building Gurus cover job design, effective job ads, resume review, interview questions and finding the right person for the right opportunity at the right time.

Yes, it is humanly possible to review a resume that fast. Don’t you want to learn how? If you’re a recruiter or an HR guru, you probably spend huge chunks of your day reading about “detail-oriented team players.” So how could someone possibly review a resume in ten seconds? Now, note that I didn’t say I thoroughly review these resumes in ten seconds. The ten-second resume review is how I determine which candidates are worth a more in-depth look. Essentially, I’m looking for deal breakers. We have numerous clients that have posted an ad and gotten 700-1,500 responses. Great, right? Not really. This just creates an overwhelming project for HR managers and hiring managers who already have at least 15 other things to do. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to screen resumes quickly so you can spend your time talking to the right candidates! Location: Do they live in the targeted location? Are they in the territory? Is it a reasonable commuting distance? Keep Google maps open so you can plug in the info if you’re not familiar with the geography. Titles: Are the titles in line with the position you’re looking for? If you’re looking for a Territory Sales Rep and they have been a Sales Manager for the past five years, move on. Channel: Is their experience in the right channel? Are they selling to big box stores and your client is looking for two-step distribution? Successes: Is their resume really just a copy/paste from their job description? Or is it full of quantifiable examples of their success? When looking for sales people, you want to see that someone knows their numbers and can prove their successes. Visually Appealing: It might sound a bit snobby, but a resume should be a written example of a candidate putting their best foot forward. If it’s a mess or disorganized, it gives the impression that they aren’t too worried about how they appear or they are technologically challenged. That said, if the mess of a resume has the right experiences, they might be worth a conversation! But what about the objective or summary? The objective of a resume is pretty much always to get a job,

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right? That makes it a fairly moot part of resume real estate. The summary is promotional self-evaluation. If it’s full of quantifiable successes, read it. Otherwise, a quick scan is enough. Often, you can use the objective to rule people out rather than ruling them in. A lot of people forget to adjust their objective so it says the wrong company name or wrong title. So unprofessional! That certainly doesn’t indicate a strong attention to detail or interest in the position. What about the summary? It’s often way, way too wordy. Of course, this is the 30,000 foot view of the resume. Once you’ve narrowed your search to the 1020 percent of applicants who actually fit your criteria, spend a bit more time reviewing the resumes before you contact candidates. Wouldn’t we all prefer to spend our time talking to people that might actually be the right person for the job? Rikka Brandon is the leading building products recruiting expert in the nation and owns Building Gurus which is based in Moorhead. She has been recruiting exclusively in the building industry since 2001. Learn more about Building Gurus at www. buildinggurus.com.

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

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#246 Corner

Exciting events planned for the end of 2012 by Amy Berg, CIT, NAWIC chapter member

The Fargo-Moorhead, N.D. Chapter #246 of the National Association of Women in Construction has an exciting upcoming schedule planned. We are working with the Red River Zoo to build an exhibit for the white-naped cranes that they have in a holding area. We were contacted by Lisa Tate, the zoo director, for assistance in building the habitat and have been working since March on the details. Member Laura McGowan of Advance Drafting drew up the plans and we are currently locating materials to be donated and hope to have the habitat built in late September or early October. Next on the agenda – we will be sponsoring a Block Kids competition for children in grades 1 through 6 in Perham, Minn. Oct. 6. This competition is a way to introduce children to the construction industry while

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making it fun and allowing them to use their imagination. Each participant receives 100 Lego® style blocks and can use up to three of any combination of a piece of foil, string, poster board or a rock to build their construction related design. It is always very interesting to see what they can come up with. On Nov. 15 we will hold our 34th Annual Industry Auction to support our construction education programs. This is always a fun night and great way to help promote the construction industry and meet our scholarship recipients (our future construction industry). You can join us at our monthly meetings the second Thursday of each month (exception November) at the Fargo Holiday Inn by contacting Amy Berg at (218) 234-6633 or aberg.nawic@yahoo.com. For more information on any of these events or the opportunity to become a part of NAWIC, the FargoMoorhead chapter, any of our programs and to receive our monthly newsletter, please contact Amy Berg at (218) 2346633 or aberg.nawic@yahoo.com.

NDAB Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting & Awards Banquet Nov. 16 • Ramada Plaza & Suites of Fargo

Highlights: Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., will be installed as NDAB State President and the prestigious 2012 State Builder and Associate of the Year awards will be presented.

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Spike Club Q & A

Spike Superstar

What are the benefits of becoming a Spike?

The real benefits are intangible—you are recognized for your contributions to the HBA of F-M and regarded as an accomplished and connected member. Additionally, Spikes receive: • A coveted invitation to the biggest party of the year, the Spike Party/Directors Reception at the International Builders’ Show;* • 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.

Dawn Schmitt

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Letters are sent only to eligible Spikes who have at least six credits and one new member recruitment credit between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31. The recruitment credit may be composed of one full credit received when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited or two half credits received when Affiliate or Council members are recruited. (The HBA’s October board meeting for approving new members is Oct. 16, so you must have recruitments turned in for that meeting!)

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! (Providing 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.

Braaten Cabinets, Inc. 12.50 credits

Dawn Schmitt, Braaten Cabinets Inc., has earned 12.50 credits. She joined the New Member Development committee last September and has worked hard to help the Association reach its goals. Thank you for your hard work!

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Becker, Terry.................... 16.00 Berglund, Donna.............. 20.50 Birky, Stan......................... 6.00 Blixt, Bill........................... 22.75 Carney, Jo....................... 21.50 Eid, Jason........................ 14.00 Johnson, Peter.................. 7.50 Kulesa, Chris..................... 9.00 Leslie, Tyrone..................... 6.00 Lunski, Sylvia..................... 8.50 Martinson, Brenda............. 9.00 Michelsen, Nancy............ 17.00 Schmitt, Dawn................. 12.50

Lifetime Members (25 credits or more)

Albright, Marshal............. 44.00 Alsop, Dick....................... 65.50 Anderson, Dave............... 35.25 Anderson, Doug............... 43.00

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Anderson, Kim................. 52.00 Arnold, Mike.................... 55.50 Atkins, Brent.................... 32.00 Bartholomay, Jerry........... 34.50 Bates, Monty.................... 52.50 Bellmore, Pat .................. 51.50 Bernard, Clark............... 204.50 Carlson, Al..................... 135.00 Cavett, Cyle................... 183.50 Cooper, Cindy................ 418.50 Cosgriff, Sue . ................. 31.50 Cullen, Terry.................... 27.00 Dabbert Jr., Don ............. 87.25 Day Woods, Maren.......... 36.50 Dunkel, Jim.................... 131.00 Eid, Gerald..................... 170.50 Footitt, Bob...................... 72.00 Funfar, Charlie............... 230.00 Gunkelman, John............ 67.50 Guthmiller, Darrick........... 60.75 Handy, Scott.................... 31.50 Hanson, Vern................... 70.50 Hoss, Ryan...................... 38.00 Hoy, Tammy................... 393.50 Kelly, Nancy..................... 64.00

Kochmann, Bob............. 107.75 Kochmann, Paul............ 284.00 Krajsa, Ken.................... 849.50 Lipp, Terry...................... 150.50 Luther, Jerry.................... 79.50 Mahan, John.................. 136.00 Mazour, Craig.................. 99.50 McShane, Phil................. 33.00 Mollberg, Scott................. 61.50 Narveson, Dan................ 34.00 O’Leary, Tim.................... 37.50 Opp, Gary........................ 34.50 Palmes, Peggy............... 352.50 Parkinson, Cary............. 256.00 Paseka, Rod.................. 115.00 Passolt, Dan.................... 55.50 Pederson, Lynette............ 29.00 Pesek, Jamey................ 158.50 Polansky, Pete................. 44.50 Rasmussen, Todd.......... 126.00 Roman, Marcus............. 145.50 Rood, Robert................. 148.00 Ryland, Stan.................... 96.50 Schmidtke, Dennis......... 348.50 Shafer, Rod.................... 289.50

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Sheridan, Kris.................. 30.50 Skansgaard, Mike............ 44.50 Stenerson, Les................ 38.50 Strahm, Ruth................. 310.00 Sweeney, Vicki................. 38.50 Swenson, Jeff.................. 66.00 Thurston, Gene.............. 116.50 Vanderwerff, Bryce.......... 75.50 Watterud, Tony................. 39.50 Welle, Terry.................... 129.00 Wendt, Gary.................... 37.00 Wierima, Deanna............. 35.00

Candidates (less than 6 credits)

Anstadt, Jeff............... 2.00 Gilbertson, Harry....... 2.00 Graf, Neil................... 2.00 Likness, Drew............ 5.00 Lind, Chris................. 2.00 Lindquist, Dan............ 2.25 Schmidt, Dave........... 3.00 Stahl, Philip................ 2.00

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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 recruitment and for the 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.

How can I get a ticket to the IBS Spike party?

You must be a Spike in good standing as of October (having at least six credits) and you must have earned at least one new member credit. The new member credit can be one full credit earned when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited, or two half credits when an Affiliate or Council member is recruited. Read more information about the Spike Party to the right! Seminar Descriptions con’t from pg 9

Joel Karsten

Composting for all seasons Saturday 1:15 p.m. Is there anything that compost doesn’t help? Attend this seminar and learn everything you’ll need to know to become your neighborhoods “king of composting.” Compost bins use naturally occurring soil microorganisms to break down organic material like yard and garden debris and kitchen scraps. It can take years for full decomposition to occur in the wild, but a well-managed compost bin or pile can do the job in months or weeks. Landscape Lighting Saturday 4:30 p.m. Learn the basics of effective landscape lighting allowing your home to take on a special type of night beauty and also improve nighttime safety and security at the same time! Hear Karsten’s perspective on this topic and learn the “tricks of the trade” based on his training and years of experience.

Start planning now if you want to attend NAHB Spike Party 2012 Those planning to attend the 2012 National Association of Home Builders’ Spike Club Party during the NAHB International Builders Show must achieve the required credits: 1. Member must be a Spike in good standing as of Oct. 31. 2. To receive the Spike’s complimentary admission ticket, every Spike, including those with 25 or more credits, must earn at least one new member credit between Jan. 1 and Oct. 5. 3. To receive a guest’s complimentary admission ticket, all Spikes must earn one additional new member credit during the 2012 membership year (only credits earned until Oct. 5 will be counted for the Spike Party). Spikes who have earned their own ticket, but have not earned the additional credit required for the complimentary guest ticket, may purchase up to four tickets ($50 each). Kitchen Trends, Budget and Before and Afters Mike Arnold and Krista Hoeg, Accent Friday 6:30 p.m. Saturday 3 p.m. Accent will walk you through the latest products of 2012 for the kitchen. This includes appliances, cabinet layout, flooring, countertops, lighting, plumbing and more. This is perfect for the do-it-yourselfer, the remodeling contractor and new home builders. Everything is covered from products, to installation, to budgeting. Presenters Mike Arnold and designer Krista Hoeg have teamed up to continue Accent’s line of custom cabinetry and millwork. Tough spaces and boring layouts are a thing of the past with the creativity and experience found at Accent. Arnold is a past president of the Home Builders Association of F-M. He was named “Builder of the Year” by both the HBA of F-M and North Dakota Association of Builders in 2005 and is an active supporter of the Remodelers Council.

Accent Kitcen & Bath

Bathroom Trends, Budgets and Before and Afters Tom Spaeth and Krista Hoeg, Accent Friday 2 p.m. Saturday Noon 2012 has been a banner year for new and exciting products. Learn about today’s new barrier-free shower systems that look great and allow “aging in place” for the older population. Learn about endless ways to incorporate tile throughout the bathroom. This is a must-see seminar for anyone who is planning a new bathroom. Presenters Tom Spaeth and designer Krista Hoeg have completed over 1,000 bathrooms in the Fargo-Moorhead area. They are here to share their ideas and expertise to help create your ideal space.

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Fall Home Show sponsorships still available

There are a few sponsorships still available for the 2012 Fall Home Show, Sept. 28-29 at the Fargo Civic Center. These sponsorships have varying price options so we can find something perfect for you! Sponsorships are on the show program, in press kits, in the Plains Builder, on HBA’s website, www.hbafm. com, and on HBA’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ HomeShowFM.

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HBA of F-M Member

Renewal Report

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

Company Name

Years Company Name

A & R Roofing Co., Inc...............................................23 Arctic Audio.................................................................8 Baker Nursery Gardens.............................................19 Bob Schmit Construction & Installation, Inc...............12 Brad Paul Enterprises, Inc.........................................16 Brookstone Property....................................................2 Burchill’s of North Dakota, LLP..................................16 Butler Machinery Company.......................................17 by Design, Inc..............................................................7 CabinetMakers, Inc....................................................20 Cambria.......................................................................2 Carpenter Homes........................................................2 Crist Construction, Inc...............................................17 Custom Building and Remodeling LLC........................5 Dakota Cabinetry, Inc..................................................8 Dakota Underground Company...................................4 Danielson & Associates, Inc......................................18 Design Direction, Inc....................................................6 E.T. Excavating, Inc....................................................10 Eagle Appraisal Inc......................................................5 Eid-Co Buildings, Inc...................................................1 Falk Ground Source Technologies, Inc........................7 FM Contracting, Inc.....................................................2 F-M Mortgage Corporation........................................19 Gary Cavett & Co., CPAs...........................................16 GFE, Inc.....................................................................20 Heyer Engineering.....................................................11 Homemakers Villa......................................................35

Luxury Builders con’t from pg 24

“Sometimes, I wonder ‘how long are we going to stay this busy?’” says Wallace, but he continues to keep a level head by not financing things he can’t afford and paying bills right away. He also notes that his solid clientele and work with credible builders has helped keep him in business over the years, many of which include HBA of F-M members. For those starting out in the industry, Wallace encourages perseverance. “It may be tough starting out, so get ready to put in a lot of hours,” says Wallace, but he reminds those that once you start building up a customer base and get a system down, things will start to work out. Luxury Builders 507 21 St S West Fargo, ND 58078 (701) 491-2455

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Years

Hot Springs Spas & Four Season Sunrooms..............3 Huss Appraisals, Inc..................................................18 Kramer Electric, Inc...................................................19 Kvamme Real Estate...................................................3 M.J. Dalsin Company of ND, Inc................................10 Marv Haugen Enterprises, Inc...................................18 Mechanical Insulation & Supply.................................28 Midwest Heating & Air, Inc...........................................5 Multiple Media Consultants, Inc.................................19 Neighborhood Services...............................................4 Nelson Drywall, Inc....................................................10 New Horizons Electric, Inc...........................................7 Northern Plains Distributing.......................................15 Park Co. Realtors.........................................................3 Paula Rae Homes & Gardens, Inc.............................11 Premier Garage Tailored Living...................................6 Roberts Painting & Drywall..........................................1 Solutions....................................................................20 Stantec........................................................................2 Structural Materials, Inc.............................................25 Superior Insurance......................................................2 Team Sales................................................................26 Thoreson Plumbing, Inc.............................................23 Tidy Touch Cleaning Services LLC..............................7 Valley Printing Inc......................................................14 Vector Windows...........................................................7 Wheeler Lawncare & Snow Removal..........................3 Your Home Improvement Company.............................6

Update your HBA Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide: Non-renewals Jauss Construction Inc. Builder Cam Jauss (701) 541-2398

Keith Francis and Son’s Construction Builder Brian Francis (701) 850-8700

Showcase Masonry LLC Associate Matt Lammers (701) 361-0531

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Becker Millwork & Doors

Doors & Millwork Terry Becker PO BOx 10206 Fargo, ND 58106-0206 (701) 239-9395 Sponsor: Terry Lipp Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom

BFJ Home Builders Inc.

Builder - Residential Bob Footitt 2514 S Rivershore Dr Moorhead, MN 56560-4215 (701) 729-6401 Sponsor: Bob Footitt Bob Footitt Construction

The Erik Hatch Team

Real Estate & Sales Erik Hatch 200 45th St S, Ste 200 Fargo, ND 58103-0907 (701) 356-5000 Sponsor: Terry Becker Terry Becker Construction LLC

Luxe Custom Homes

Builder - Residential Robert Leslie 1555 43rd St S #103 Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 356-5893 Sponsor: Terry Lipp Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom

RE/MAX Legacy Realty Kim Sorenson, Realtor Real Estate & Sales Kim Sorenson 2388 State Hwy 200 Ada, MN 56570 (218) 784-8020 Sponsor: Jason Eid Eid-Co Buildings

Tunheim Construction LLC

Insulated Concrete Forms Contractor Chris Tunheim 4256 40th Ave S Moorhead, MN 56560-7500 (218) 790-7841 Sponsor: Toby Christensen Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc.

What companies are you working with that could be great HBA members? You may be working with people in the home building industry that would be perfect additions to the HBA of F-M! Take a minute to think about about those you you do business with who may not be members. Sometimes, all it takes is a phone call to get them thinking about joining. Contact the HBA office if you have any questions about guidelines or need more information on membership at (701) 232-5846 or info@hbafm.com.

Spaulding Stone LLC Counter Tops Ryan Spaulding 2200 14th Ave S Moorhead, MN 56560 (218) 287-1231 Sponsor: Tom Spaeth Accent Contracting

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

Name Company

# Recruited

Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting.....................................1 Neil Graf, Advantage Realtors.........................................1 Cary Parkinson, Alerus Financial....................................1 Jeremy Gregorie, Bert’s Truck Equipment of Moorhead, Inc...............................................................1 Chris Kulesa, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND...................1 Deanna Wierima, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND.............2 Bob Footitt, Bob Footitt Construction..............................1 Toby Christensen, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr. Inc...1 Drew Likness, Chase Realty...........................................2 Chris Lind, Split Rock Construction, Inc..........................1 Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes.....................1 John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.....1 David Currier, Dakota Fence...........................................1 Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc................................1 Tony Swartz, Diamond Vogel Paints................................1 Jason Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc......................................2 Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom.........................................................3

September

Name Company

# Recruited

Mike Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc.....................................1 Harry Gilbertson, Harry Gilbertson Construction...........1 Nancy Kelly, Heartland Labor..........................................1 Craig Helenske, Holly & Company Classic Homes.........1 Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction Inc.........................1 Paul Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc..........1 Greg Krueger, Krueger Construction, Inc........................1 Rob Lyngstad, Matrix Properties Corporation.................1 Jeff Anstadt, Moorhead Federal Credit Union.................1 Bruce Johnson, RE/MAX Realty 1.................................1 Rick Stremick, RJS Building Systems.............................1 Phil Stahl, Stahl Architects & Builders.............................2 Stan Birky, Stan Birky Construction, Inc..........................2 Ken Krajsa, State Bank & Trust.......................................2 Donna Hall, Swanston Equipment...................................1 Mark Gagner, T.E.M. Industries.......................................1 Terry Becker, Terry Becker Construction, LLC................7 Perry Eidem, United Products Corp............................... 1 Thank you to all members for your recruiting and retention efforts!

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Guess Who! is a feature every month. We will run a childhood photo of an HBA board member, HBC trustee, Health Plan Trustee, committee chairperson or staff member. Check back here next month to see the Guess Who revealed!

August’s Guess Who is still a mystery! Hints: • She was born in Las Vegas, Nev. • She likes to do triathlons and fitness competitions. • She has a two-year old son.

?

• She enjoys refinishing and repurposing furniture.

Bonus Hint: This Nodak-otan is an expert with green eggs.

Answer: ??

Winner: ??

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

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Interested in advertising? The Plains Builder reaches an industry specific audience, perfect for your needs! Contact Jenny at (701) 232-5846 or jenny@hbafm.com. Sobolik con’t from pg 11

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Advertiser Index

ABC Seamless.....................................................7 ACME TOOLS....................................................11 Aggregate Industries..........................................26 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND.............................22 Butler Machinery Co...........................................19 BW Insurance Agency........................................22 Camrud-Foss Concrete......................................19 Carpet World......................................................21 Cass County Abstract Co...................................19 Cass County Electric Cooperative......................20 Coldwell Banker First Realty................................7 Crane Johnson Lumber Co................................14 Dakota Gypsum..................................................21 Dawson Insurance..............................................27 Goodin Company................................................39 Hauck & Buchholz Drywall, Inc.............................7 Knight Printing......................................................7 Lamperts Yards...................................................18 Mid-States Truss.................................................14 Minnkota Windows, Inc.........................................2 Nodak Stores......................................................22 Northland Truss Systems....................................29 Property Resources Group.................................33 Rigels, Inc...........................................................17 State Bank & Trust..............................................21 Stenerson Lumber..............................................20 The Title Company.............................................19 Western Products, Inc..........................................7 Windows Plus, Inc..............................................40 Xcel Energy..........................................................3

In the Go2030 plan, citizens got the chance to prioritize the issues most important to them and I think working on those issues will be extremely important. Hands down, flood protection is the most important issue, followed by promoting infill, public art, bicycle/ pedestrian infrastructure and design standards.

Is there anything you would like to see the HBA do more of?

There are quite a few programs out there to help people get into housing, or stay in housing. I would love to see HBA partner with the city to do targeted education on the available programs.

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NORTH DAKOTA BUILDING PERMIT DATA June 2012 City

June 2012

Type

Permits

YTD as of June 2012

Valuation

Permits

Valuation

June 2011 Permits

YTD as of June 2011

Valuation

Permits

Valuation

BISMARCK Single Family

59

$11,225,811.00

231

$41,883,405.00

38

$6,764,262.00

121

$21,601,841.00

Twin Home/Condos

0

$0.00

51

$8,770,654.00

26

$3,900,638.00

38

$5,726,693.00

Multi Family

0

$0.00

16

$20,726,375.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

Commercial

5

$663,854.00

32

$6,707,609.50

3

$2,008,700.00

24

$5,127,423.00

330

$78,088,043.50

67

183

$32,455,957.00

TOTAL

64

$11,889,665.00

$12,673,600.00

4 MILE JURISDICTION OF BISMARCK Single Family

14

$2,888,465.00

100

$18,657,525.00

9

$1,773,810.00

60

$10,843,181.00

Twin Home/Condos

0

$0.00

1

$406,947.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

Multi Family

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

Commercial

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

1

$84,100.00

101

$19,064,472.00

9

61

$10,927,281.00

TOTAL

14

$2,888,465.00

$1,773,810.00

BURLEIGH CO. Single Family

5

$905,186.00

22

$4,595,808.00

1

$249,924.00

7

$1,339,580.00

Twin Home/Condos

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

Multi Family

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

Commercial

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

7

$1,339,580.00

TOTAL

5

$905,186.00

22

$4,595,808.00

1

$249,924.00

Residential

19

$5,335,382.00

81

$20,351,365.00

3

$868,584.00

31

$8,627,515.00

Twin Home/Condos

12

$2,012,892.00

28

$4,626,280.00

1

$161,640.00

32

$6,214,208.00

Multi Family

0

$0.00

3

$4,076,666.00

0

$0.00

2

$1,270,000.00

Commercial

1

$290,000.00

10

$5,430,446.00

0

$0.00

2

$92,000.00

122

$34,484,757.00

4

67

$16,203,723.00 $8,691,818.00

MANDAN

TOTAL

32

$7,638,274.00

$1,030,224.00

DICKINSON Single Family

29

$6,660,685.00

311

$54,878,615.45

7

$1,690,722.00

41

Multi Family

13

$3,913,124.00

46

$17,492,535.52

0

$0.00

2

$306,744.00

Commercial

6

$4,985,000.00

27

$45,209,285.00

2

$1,488,000.00

13

$20,455,990.00

334

$117,580,435.97

9

56

$29,454,552.00 $16,956,280.00

TOTAL

48

$15,558,809.00

$3,178,722.00

FARGO Single Family

34

$6,286,000.00

125

$22,769,000.00

29

$4,982,680.00

92

Twin Homes

0

$0.00

41

$6,472,000.00

6

$660,000.00

12

$1,453,400.00

Multi Family

7

$626,000.00

15

$18,287,294.00

2

$3,140,000.00

7

$18,925,900.00

Commercial

1 TOTAL

42

$575,000.00 $7,487,000.00

18

$30,273,870.00

2

199

$77,802,164.00

39

$129,600.00 $8,912,280.00

15

$18,485,539.00

126

$55,821,119.00

WEST FARGO Single Family

36

$7,971,600.00

157

$32,933,590.00

15

$3,453,500.00

62

$12,383,500.00

Twin Homes

6

$680,000.00

22

$2,252,000.00

8

$1,318,000.00

8

$1,318,000.00

Multi Family

0

$0.00

4

$3,000,000.00

2

$1,390,000.00

2

$1,390,000.00

Commercial

1

$140,000.00

1

$140,000.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

184

$38,325,590.00

25

72

$15,091,500.00 $7,831,944.00

TOTAL

43

$8,791,600.00

$6,161,500.00

GRAND FORKS Single Family

9

$1,925,202.00

42

$10,723,085.00

9

$2,516,783.00

41

Townhouses

2

$437,870.00

9

$1,924,858.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

Multi Family

1

$3,120,000.00

1

$3,120,000.00

1

$1,400,000.00

3

$9,476,717.00

$5,015,000.00

11

$7,229,456.00

55

$24,538,117.00

Commercial

1 TOTAL

13

$252,000.00 $5,735,072.00

5

$13,512,218.00

5

57

$29,280,161.00

15

$8,931,783.00

JAMESTOWN Single Family

3

$900,779.00

6

$1,317,462.50

0

$0.00

5

$1,023,623.00

Twin Homes

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

Multi Family

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

Commercial

1

$230,300.00

1

$230,300.00

0

$0.00

0

$0.00

7

$1,547,762.50

0

5

$1,023,623.00 $7,505,000.00

TOTAL

4

$1,131,079.00

$0.00

MINOT Single Family

29

$2,885,000.00

195

$19,552,600.00

9

$834,000.00

74

Townhouses/Condos

14

$3,438,000.00

115

$15,214,000.00

18

$1,064,000.00

88

$6,850,000.00

Multi Family

12

$750,000.00

370

$24,952,000.00

140

$8,777,000.00

270

$17,255,000.00

Commercial

TOTAL

55

$170,000.00 $7,243,000.00

-

$33,608,500.00

-

680

$93,327,100.00

167

$3,950,000.00 $14,625,000.00

-

$31,643,000.00

432

$63,253,000.00 $17,339,193.00

WILLISTON Single Family

30

$5,744,763.00

155

$29,966,192.00

23

$3,154,601.00

122

Multi Family

4

$2,283,440.00

32

$62,499,344.00

4

19099927

7

25357235

Commercial

8 42

$10,951,449.00 $18,979,652.00

37 224

$39,123,128.00 $131,588,664.00

7 34

$31,550,050.00 $53,804,578.00

23 152

$66,174,129.00 $108,870,557.00

362

$88,247,802.00

2260

$625,684,957.97

370

$111,341,421.00

1216

$358,979,009.00

TOTAL GRAND TOTALS

Compiled by the North Dakota Association of Builders from available local building inspection department reports


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For ad file questions, please contact: Krista Mund, Communications Manager (701) 232-5846 ~ kristam@hbafm.com

Ads will rotate when the page refreshes. All ads can be exclusive if the advertiser purchases all open spots. Monthly rates available upon request.

Ad Dimensions(pixels) Full Side Bar 200 x 600 Half Side Bar 200 x 110 Bottom Banner ad 600 x 150 Top Banner ad 600 x 150

Fileweight 50k 50k 50k 50k

Ads must be paid in full before they are posted.

The HBA can design your ad for free!

Ad Sales Contact

Jenny Erickson, Development & Project Coordinator (701) 232-5846 ~ Fax: (701) 280-1108 ~ jenny@hbafm.com

hba members only! 2012 Ad Choices (see above for specs) Select One __I will submit ad. __I will provide materials for HBA to design my ad.

The HBA can design your ad for free!

Ad Size: ______________________________ Ad Cost: ______________________________ Payment Options: __Check is enclosed __Please send a bill __ Credit Card: MC / Visa (circle one): # ________________________________________ Exp._______V code: ________ Zip Code: _______ Billing Address: ____________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ Please return contract to: (make checks payable to same) Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead 1802 32nd Ave. S. Fargo, N.D. 58103 Fax: (701) 280-1108 or jenny@hbafm.com

The undersigned hereby makes application for advertising space in the 2012 Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead website. I understand that this contract is non-cancelable and payment is due in full before ad will be posted. Company: ______________________________________ Ad Agency (if applicable): __________________________ Contact: _______________________________________ Address: _______________________________________ City/State/Zip: ___________________________________ Phone: ________________________________________ E-mail: ________________________________________ Website (for linking ad): _______________________________ ___________________________________________________ Special Instructions:_______________________________

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Print Name: _________________________________________ Date:__________________________________________


September 2012 Plains Builder