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A Cut Above

Lake Region Builders Association M AY 2 0 1 2

A MonthlY newsletter serving beCker, ottertAil, norMAn, wilkin And MAhnoMen Counties

builders buZZ

Greetings! May is upon us, as well as warm weather. Most of us will be running around like crazy squirrels, trying to pack away as many nuts as possible, and be ready for the winter, when it arrives! It seems like we get a solid 7 months of building weather, anything beyond that is a bonus. Last winter was a bonus to say the least! So, understandably, everyone will be very busy. Even though we don’t have any summer meetings please don’t forget about the Lake Region Builders Association. Take a moment to read the newsletters and e-mails, stay connected! There is always lots going on in the industry, Sharon does a fantastic job of keeping us informed. The annual trap shoot and picnic is coming up on May 9th. Unfortunately I will be in the Twin Cities for the BAM state board meeting. Have fun and be safe!

Bryan Schoenberger, President

Bryan Schoenberger welcoming new member, Michael Griffin

April 12th Meet the MeMber Meeting

MEET THE MEMBER MEETING was well attended and gave everyone a good idea of some of the people that come to the meetings and what they do. Networking is an important part of our Association. We were able to have everyone talk about themselves and their businesses. We plan on doing this again in April of 2013. A question I missed asking everyone was “why are you a member of the LRBA”? The answers would be varied I am sure. Our next meeting will be our Annual Picnic with the Trap Shoot, and should be a lot of fun. The final drawing until fall is $120.00. Members and their spouses only are to register for the drawing. Don’t miss out, because we will draw until we have a winner this time. We will be giving out an award for a Life Spike reaching 25 credits. Come see who!

MAY 9th Meeting

WILL BE OUR ANNUAL PICNIC COMBINED WITH OUR ANNUAL TRAP SHOOT. It will be held at the Sportsmen’s Club on Highway 10 East of Detroit Lakes about 2 -2 ½ miles. There will be a sign at the bottom of the driveway. You do not have to shoot to attend!!!! Bring your family and come for a picnic and watch the shooters. There will be a couple of very interesting stations. We have two Station Sponsors - B & M Electric and Modern Heating and Plumbing. We are looking for 3 more station sponsors. • Home Warranty Program

For Your Familys Comfort

• 24 Hour/7 Day A Week Hotline Service • Home Profile Flyers

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• Comparative Market Analysis • Detroit Lakes and St. Paul-Minneapolis Multiple Listing Service • Corporate Relocation • Recreational and Lakeshore Properties • HomeDocs • Sell My Home

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my View

Sharon Westerholm, EO

Summer is a comin’!!! People seem to be getting busier all the time. That is a good thing. Lots of Legislative things are going on. The Fire Sprinkler ruling still has not been put to bed. The Governor has stated that he will veto any bill that comes through with the mandate that they not be put in single family homes. Right now it is in the House and Ways and Means committee. If this option goes to the Governor he may not veto it, as labor unions are behind the mandate, where as the Fire Fighters union is against the mandate. BAM is working hard on getting this mandate removed. OSHA is out on the prowl. They have been in St. Cloud and builders are getting hit with fall protection violations. If builders are in the process of meeting compliance they will not be fined. Builders and those companies that go up on scaffolding or on the roofs need to have the AWAIR program and hazardous “Right to Know” programs in place. I am working on putting at least one class together. It may be one in the morning 8 - 10:00 a.m. and one at 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. to cover everyone getting to attend. It is easier to get employees there during the day. Subs should be encouraged to attend. Hopefully I can do a members free and $15.00 for non-members. It will probably be the end of May. We now have 43 people signed up for the picnic and 5 plus teams for the Trap Shoot. It should be a fun evening. You can still sign up to shoot or eat. We have 2 sponsors so far, so if you would like to do that, give me a call. I sent information by email, but if you didn’t get it let me know. Sponsors can make a fun thing at their station. There are only five stations to shoot, which leaves 3 available.

BAM Hosts entergy code & Housing suMMit The Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) hosted an Energy Code and Housing Summit, Tuesday April 3rd, in Saint Paul to facilitate a discussion about the proposed International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential construction and the 8.6% increase in the cost of housing and decreased durability that would result if the code were implemented in Minnesota. In attendance at the Summit were over 80 stakeholders including housing advocates, energy advocates, building code officials and staff from government agencies such as the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Materials and technical documents from the Summit are available on BAM’s website at: bamn.org/news. DLI is currently considering implementation of the 2012 IECC for residential construction through the rule making process which includes an advisory committee that has been reviewing and discussing the national code. BAM has been participating in that committee and is concerned about the increase in the cost of housing and decrease in durability of Minnesota’s homes that would result from the 2012 IECC.

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If the 2012 IECC is adopted as is BAM estimates the cost of housing in Minnesota will increase by 8.6%. In addition, the way the new code is written, it will also cause additional moisture damage and mold in new construction. The industry wrestled with this circumstance 10 years ago and does not want the industry and Minnesota homeowners to be subjected again to code provisions that are proven to have a high rate of serious moisture problems. “We have already been through this,” said Hans Hagen, member of the DLI Residential Energy Code Committee, “We’ve dealt with codes that allowed for construction techniques that didn’t work. As a result new homeowners experienced significant moisture damage. The industry spent millions of dollars seeking to understand the problem. We know the level of detail required to build it right in Minnesota and the proposed code sends us backwards.” “In terms of construction, this code takes us back to a building practice we know causes mold in basements,” says Pam Perri, BAM Executive Vice President. Installing a two by four with batt insulation against a cold, wet basement wall is a build-

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ing practice that has been prohibited since the current Minnesota Energy Code was passed in 2007. The proposed 2012 IECC brings this failed construction method back as a code compliant way to build. Because of the proven durability failures of this method, BAM must oppose even the option to build this way on behalf of both builders and homeowners. As the committee sifts through the recommended changes, the industry is adding up the costs for new and remodeling construction. A homeowner will end up paying an additional $8,000 for the new energy code recommendations alone. (The estimate is based on a two-story, 3,000 square foot house with an unfinished basement.) BAM is concerned the proposed energy code will not save enough energy to be worth the additional construction cost. Add the proposed changes from the international residential code, including fire sprinklers on private wells, and the total additional cost for a new homeowner is closer to $20,000. “At what point does the desire for a new building code win out over affordability and durability?” asks Perri.

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MeMbeRship DiRecTORY BuiLders & reModeLers AhMANN CoNStRuCtIoN Wayne Ahmann phone: 218-935-2622 AL CLARk CoNStRuCtIoN Al Clark phone: 218-849-4489 email: clark7@arvig.net ANdERSoN CoNStRuCtoRS David Anderson phone: 218-532-7429 email: dgander@loretel.net BRIARd CoNStRuCtIoN Hunter Briard phone: 218-439-6043 email: briardconst@loretel.net CoMPLEtELy hoME, INC. Chris Jasken phone: 218-234-3603 email: cjasken@arvig.net CRoWELL CoNStRuCtIoN Tom Crowell phone: 218-847-1931 email: crowellconstr@arvig.net do- RIght CoNStRuCtIoN of thE LAkES Jim Herman phone: 218-234-1095 email: doright@arvig.net doN tIEtz CoNStRuCtIoN Don Tietz/J. Coley phone: 218-439-6271 email: jasoncoley@loretel.net dyNAMIC hoMES Arlen Johnson phone: 218-847-2611 web: dynamichomes.com foLtz BuILdERS David Foltz phone: 218-847-3281 email: foltz@foltzbuildings.com web: foltzbuildings.com fRANCIS CoNStRuCtIoN of dEtRoIt LAkES David Francis phone: 218-847-4054 email: defrancis@arvig.net fRANCIS gENEREux CoNStRuCtIoN Francis Genereux 218-849-8808 email: flgenereux@arvig.net g & R hILL CoNStRuCtIoN Gene & Randy Hill phone: 218-847-5947 email: ghill6916@msn.com gARy hEItkAMP CoNStRuCtIoN Gary Heitkamp phone: 218-847-8441 email: heitkamp2@msn.com hERItAgE hoMES, LLC Tyrone Leslie phone: 701-281-7184 email: tleslie@heritagefargo.com hEMMELgARN BuILdERS, INC. James Hemmelgarn phone: 218-346-2377 fax 218-346-3242 email: hbi@arvig.net JBS BuILdERS, LLC Jayson Storo phone: 218-232-0472 &

218-495-2005 email: jaysonbs@live.com web: jaysonbs@live.com kEIth fRANCIS & SoN’S CoNStRuCtIoN, LLC phone: 218-556-9711 email: jfrancis@mahnomen. k12.mn.us kLINtoN BARthEL CoNStRuCtIoN, INC. phone: 218-841-2087 fax: 218-844-5461 email: constkb@yahoo.com NodSLE CoNStRuCtIoN Perry Nodsle phone: 218-847-7603 email: pnodsle@hotmail.com PAuL dAvIS REStoRAtIoN & REModELINg Jeff Boehm phone: 218-847-1800 email: jboehm@pauldavisdl.com web: pdremodel.com MARk StoNE CoNStRuCtIoN Co. Mark Stone 414 Bryant Ave. SW Wadena, MN 56482 phone:218-639-5059 email: mark-camille @mstoneconst.com ModERN LIvINg CoNCEPtS Bryan Schoenberger phone: 218-841-2006 email: pikecreekbuilder@aol.com web: pikecreekbuilders.com SCott BuChhoLz CoNStRuCtIoN Scott Buchholz phone: 218-864-9947 fax: 218-864-5046 email: scottbuchholzconst @arvig.net web: www.scottbuchholz construction.com WoytASSEk CuStoM hoMES Warren Woytassek phone: 218-844-4661

AssociAte MeMBers

AMERIgAS PRoPANE Tom Kirby phone: 218-847-1133 email: kirbyt@amerigas.com web: amerigas.com

ANdy fRANCIS LANdSCAPINg CoNStRuCtIoN Andy Francis 12352 Shorewood Beach Rd phone : 218-439-3320 email: cafrancis@netzero.net APEx ELECtRIC & LIghtINg Marty Ekren phone: 218-847-5244 email: martye@apexelectric.biz ARvIg SECuRIty SERvICE Jill Mack phone 218-844-8518 email: jill.mack@arvig.com At EASE doCk & LIft John Drewes phone: 218-849-5212 email: thedockguy@live.com B & M ELECtRIC, INC. Mike Eidenschink phone: 218-847-1946

email: ame123@arvig.net BudgEt BLINdS Melody Kruckenberg phone: 218-844-7052 email: melmayinc@gmail.com web: www.budgetblinds.com CLASSIC CoNCREtE CoNtRACtoRS Dan Baker phone: 218-849-4744 CoRMoRANt REALty Jim Kaiser phone: 218-530-0023 email: jmk@loretel.net web: CormorantRealty.com CRANE JohNSoN LuMBER Greg Neisen phone: 218-346-5555 email: gneisen@cjlumber.com CuLLENS hoME CENtER Dan Zierden phone: 218-998-5070 dL ovERhEAd dooR SERvICES Tim Lamb phone: 218-847-2129 email: tlamb@arvig.net web: detroitlakes overheaddoor.com EdINA REALty Dave Branson phone: 1-800-449-1712 email: davebranson@ edinarealty.com web: edinarealty.com ELSNER WELL dRILLINg Kelly Elsner phone: 218-844-8400 email: elsnerwelldrilling@wcta.net web: elsnerwelldrilling.com ESSER PLuMBINg & htg. AIRE SERv Kelly Fingalson phone: 218-841-8849 email: kfingalson@esserinc.com web: www.esserplumbingandheating.com g-foAM Michael Griffin phone: 218-841-3999 email: g-foam@hotmail.com kINEtICothE WAtER doCtoRS Local Contact - Scott Danielson phone: 218-844-7873 email: lakeswaterdoc@gmail.com web: kinetic.com foLtz dRyWALL, INC. Nate Foltz phone: 218-844-8837 email: nfdrywall@hotmail.com gEMStoNE MASoNRy Todd Rodeman phone: 218-334-3274 email: gmocinc@yahoo.com web: gemstonemasonryinc.com gEo dIRECt SuPPLy, INC Kevin Olson phone: 218-367-5196 email: geodirectsupply@arvig.net web: www.geodirectsupply.com goodIN CoMPANy Jonna Esser phone: 218-847-9211

Web: goodinco.com gREENS PLuMBINg & hEAtINg Mark Green/Nick Green phone: 218-847-7542 email: greens@arvig.net web: greensplumbing andheating.com hough INC. Mike Hough phone: 218-847-7391 email: mgdhough@hotmail.com I’LL tILE & StoNE Troy Fingalson phone: 218-847-0335 email: illtileandstone@yahoo.com Jutz ExCAvAtINg Ed Jutz phone: 218-334-5692 kAhLE PLuMBINg & hEAtINg Dave Kahle phone: 218-847-1008 kRuEgER WAtER WELLS Brad Krueger phone: 218-439-3327 email: margaret_m_krueger @yahoo.com LANEyS, INC. Chad Harstad phone: 218-847-1309 LAvELLE CoMPANy Tim Roble phone: 218-849-7876 MALStRoM ELECtRIC Brad Malstrom phone: 218-847-3132 email: info@malstrom electricinc.com web: malstromelectricinc.com MENARdS Steve Novak phone: 218-846-9885 MIdWESt BANk Stephen Daggett & Denise Fredrickson phone: 218-847-4771 Email: denise.fredrickson @midwestbank.net web: midwestbank.net MIdWESt MINNESotA CoMMuNIty dEvELoPMENt John King phone: 218-847-3191 email: jking@mmcdc.com web: mmcdc.com ModERN hEAtINg & PLuMBINg Rick Michaelson phone: 218-847-7459 email: modernk@arvig.net web: modernheating andplumbing.com

phone: 218-847-5295 email: paintersplusofdl@gmail. com PELLA WINdoWS & dooRS Wayne Reichling phone: 701-281-1390 email: wayner@pella.com web: pella.com PRo BuILd Curtis Thom phone: 218-847-2688 email: curtis.thom@probuild.com web: probuild.com PRo SyStEMS CoRP Mike Brodsho phone: 218-847-9277 web: psys.com SChILLER INSuRANCE Ross Gailfus phone: 218-847-5696 email: rgailfus@warner andcompany.com web: schillerins.com StAtE BANk & tRuSt Julia Okeson phone: 218-844-3000 email: jokeson@ statebanks.com web: statebanks.com StENERSoN LuMBER of dEtRoIt LAkES Joel Nelson phone: 218-847-2188 StENERSoN LuMBER of fERguS fALLS Mike Diekman phone: 218-739-4481 email: mdiekman@ stenersonlumber.com web: stenersonlumber.com tWIN CIty gARAgE dooR Jeff Swenson phone: 701-281-4759 email: sales@tcgdwf.com web: tcgdwf.com tWEEtoN REfRIgERAtIoN & hEAtINg Dan Tweeton/Scott McKenzie phone 218-847-7537 email: tweetonrefrig@arvig.net WEStERN PRoduCtS, INC. Ross Amundson phone: 701-293-5310 email: rayb@westernproducts.com web: westernproducts.com zAyIC CoNCREtE John Brehm phone: 218-844-2200 email: zconcrete@arvig.net web: zayicconcrete.com

NoRth CouNtRy kItChENS Ed Lillis phone: 218-847-1022 email: ray.nckit@arvig.net web: northcountrykitchens.net oLSoN PooL & SPAS Steve Olson phone: 218-483-3541 email: steve@olsonpools andspas.com web: olsonpoolsandspas.com PAINtERS PLuS of dL Shane Heille

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ApriL 2012 speAkers Angie Layton

PRO BuILD

JACKPOT DRAWING WINNERS WILL BE LISTED MONTHLY

Will YOU be a WiNNeR???

SPONSORS FOR THE DRAWING ARE MIDWEST BANK AND THE BUILDERS GROUP You must attend the meetings in order to be eligible. Every monthly meeting, except March, (No meeting in the Home Show month) we will draw for $40.00. Initially, every name goes in a pot. Each meeting you attend will add another slip, with your name, in the pot. You must be there to win. Our sponsors for the monthly drawing are The builders Group and Midwest bank. Our meetings are a great place to network, talk to your friends, and most of all, learn about things that affect your business and now you have the opportunity to win some money too! Should the name drawn not be there, the $40.00 gets put in the next month’s pot; you then would have a chance at a larger jackpot amount.

apRil JacKpOT WiNNeR! NO WINNER

The Jackpot Drawing was pulled and there are over 300 names in the box as they stay each month. You can't win unless you are at the meetings. May will be our final drawing of the year and there is $120 in the pot. Come to the Picnic/Trap Shoot for your chance to win!

Ed Jutz

JuTz ExCAvATIng

Jill Mack

ARvIg

Jim Hayes

ELsnER wELL DRILLIng

John Drewes

AT EAsE DOCk & LIFT

Tim Roble LAvELLE CO.

— JACKPOT DRAWING SPONSORS —

GREEN’S

Denise Fredrickson

PLUMBING & HEATING, INC.

VP/Mortgage Lending 218-844-2967 denise.fredrickson@midwestbank.net

Member

Banking your way. www.midwestbank.net

FDIC

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francis construction “your Hometown Quality builder & Remodelers”

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• New homes • steel siding • Remodeling • Garages • additions • Replacement Windows • Decks • sunrooms

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— Scott Francis — 218-847-3556


at a glance

CAlendAr oF events MAY 8th 5:30 Board of Directors Meeting- Office MAY 9th 5:30 Trap Shoot & Picnic - For all members, their families and shooters. LRBA is supplying meat & buns.

| 2011 CHEVyROlET SilVERADO 3500HD

NAHB members receive a valuable

$500 offer from GM. * NAHB memBers coNtiNue to receive A vAluABle

$500

NAHB members can get a $500* private offer toward the purchase or lease of most new Gm vehicles. GM offers a wide selection of vehicles, including the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. This private offer is compatible with many GM consumer incentive programs. Visit gmfleet.com/nahb for more details.

June, JulY & August - no Meetings septeMber 13th The Builders Group is on deck for sponsoring a meeting

NAHB members can get a $500* privatethis offer toward the purchase or lease of most private offer is easy: * redeeming Obtain your NAHB proof of membership form at nahb.org/ma. new GM vehicles.1) Learn more at: gmfleet.com/nahb. 2) Visit your GM dealer and mention this private offer. 3) Choose an eligible vehicle(s) to purchase or lease and present your NAHB proof of membership form to your dealer.

HOw iT wOrkS: 1) Get your NAHB proof of membership form at nahb.org/ma. Through the GM Business Choice Program,† business owners receive even 2) Bring form to your GM dealer and mention this private offer. more when purchasing or leasing an eligible Chevrolet or GMC van, truck or 3) At time of purchase SUV or lease, present your NAHB Proof membership. for business use. For program details, visitof gmbusinesschoice.com.

offer from Gm.

* Offer valid toward the purchase or lease of new 2010, 2011 and 2012 Buick, * Offer valid toward the purchase or lease of new 2009, 2010 and 2011 model year GM passenger cars and light duty trucks, excluding Chevrolet Camaro Corvette models ZR1, Cadillac, HUMMER, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn vehicles and medium trucks. Not available some Chevrolet andandGMC excluding Chevrolet Volt. Notduty available withwith some other offers. Not valid on prior purchases. Program subject to change without notice. See dealer for details. Take delivery by 1/3/11. † To qualify, vehiclesNot must be used in on day-to-day operations of your business and not solelysubject for transportation purposes. Mustwithout provide proof other offers. valid prior purchases. Program ot change of business. Visit gmbusinesschoice.com or your Chevrolet or GMC dealer for details. Take delivery between 10/1/10 and 1/3/11. notice. SeeMotors dealer for details. Take delivery by 1/3/12. ©2011 General Motors ©2010 General

Are you doing Business WitH MeMBers?

In the tough economy that we are in, it is more important than ever, to use the services of our members. Our associates help keep the association going, with their membership, their volunteering on our projects, the Home Show and other events. Likewise for the associates, if they need the use of a contractor or can recommend a contractor, it is important for them to use one of our fellow members. If you are using services from non-members, encourage them to become a member of our association. This benefits everyone!!!

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MeMber Corner new MeMbers – we welCoMe You APRIL NEW MEMBERS None for April

MeMbers renewed • • • • • •

Klinton Barthel Construction- Klinton Barthel Andy Francis Landscaping Schiller Insurance- Ross Gailfus Stenerson Lumber Co. - FF - Mike Diekman Stenerson Lumber Co. - DL - Joel Nelson Ahmann Construction - Wayne Ahmann

• • • • •

Krueger Water Wells DL Overhead Door Completely Home, Inc. Al Clark Construction Cullens Home Center Gemstone Masonry Hemmelgarn Builders Mark Stone Construction

is keY!!

Amerigas - Tom Kirby Nodsle Construction - Perry Nodsle Pella WIndows & Doors of ND - Wayne Reichman Dynamic Homes, Inc. - Tim Olson Olson Pool - Steve Olson

up For renewAl • • • • • • • •

getting involved

• Pro Build • Apex Electric & Lighting • Classic Concrete Contractors • Foltz Drywall, LLC • Francis Construction of DL • Gary Heitkamp

Construction • Greens Plumbing & Heating • Laney's Mechanical • Modern Heating & Plumbing

sorrY to see You go FLOOR TO CEILING CARPET ONE

MeMber news Is there something happening in your business? With your family? Let us know, we would like to acknowledge it.

You will get out of Your Membership what You put in! * Join An event Committee * Attend Monthly Meetings * Attend All of our events

MeMber showCAse new For 2012...

The LRBA will continue the popular “Member Showcase” each month. In the past, the Member Showcase was random. This year, the Member Showcase will be randomly drawn each month within the entire membership. If your business has been chosen, the LRBA staff will notify you and give you the opportunity to have a FREE full page feature done on your business. We can work with you to create the feature page, create the page for you, or allow your business to submit your creativity to us! This is a great opportunity to let the membership get to know your company, and the LRBA newsletter has a large audience...this is great FREE MARKETING!! We will start this with the March edition as time was short for the February edition of the newsletter. We will draw from the membership starting the first week of February to allow time for information gathering. Over 50 Years in the Lakes Area

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Building a New Home?

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Lock In Todays Low Rates on

Permanent Home Financing 12 Months from Application Date

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Code oF ethiCs Members of the Home

Builders association subscribe to the following Code of ethics n Members shall constantly seek to provide better values for the customers they serve. n Members shall at times share their knowledge with fellow members in the public in the best interest of those they serve. n Members shall not obtain any business by means of fraudulet statements or by use of implications unwarranted by fact or reasonable probability. n Members shall comply, both in spirit and letter, with rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for health, safety and progress of the community. n Members shall not perform a cause to be performed at any act which would tend to reflect on or bring into disrepute any party of the industry served by this association.

“to promote professionalism and to educate members and consumers on legislative issues, while fostering cooperative relationships for all stakeholders”

BRIARD CONSTRUCTION NEW CONSTRUCTION • REMODELING • SHINGLING SIDING • DECKS • ADDITIONS • GARAGES • DOORS • WINDOWS

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Email: briardconst@loretel.net 12568 E. Pearl Lake Road • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

From the Desk of pam perri…

Pam has been at the Capitol every day working on the Fire Sprinkler Bill, Residential Code and the Energy Code. Here is one of her email updates. Sharon

come into compliance with the registration prior to DOLI issuing any fines.

After much discussion with all parties in the house and senate and authors of both the subcontractor bill and the DOLI technical bill, it was decided that the conference committee for the DOLI technical bill would be held on Monday morning at 10:00 am. The senate version of the DOLI technical bill has the FS language and we are working with all sides to make sure that language survives. We also believe the technical bill may be amended with the language from the subcontractor bill which was passed today. Even so, the subcontractor bill will remain viable for additional action if needed.

Members: The House and Senate both went into session at 3:00 pm this afternoon and immediately recessed for a few hours to prepare for the days bills. I emailed you earlier with notice that the Sander subcontractor registration bill was up on the floor. The bill sailed off the floor with a whopping vote count of 118-11. As I had indicated in an earlier email, the bill included two amendments made by Rep. Westrom. One amendment clarifies those covered by the handyman exemption do not have to register again. His second amendment extends While I was conthe notification time cerned about the legfor a contractor to islature running out of

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time to compete action on conference committee reports, it appears as if the House and Senate will go beyond the self imposed Monday adjournment date. This is good news as it gives us more time to accomplish a better deal and find our way onto a bill that will not be vetoed. The House and Senate have adjourned until Monday. So there will be no report tomorrow. I will give you a complete update from the conference committee actions during our Monday noon conference call. On another note, we believe Channel Five KSTP is doing a fire sprinkler story on Sunday evening. Once again our media star Todd Bjerstedt will be representing the industry in front of the camera.

a style for every point of view Melody Kruckenberg, Owner 1326 Loring Ave • Detroit Lakes mkruckenberg@budgetblinds.com budgetblinds.com

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lrbA leAdership president bryan schoenberger, Pike Creek Builders/Modern Living Concepts seCretArY/treAsurer Jason Coley, Don Tietz Construction pAst president tim roble viCe president nick green, Green's Plumbing and Heating eXeCutive oFFiCer sharon westerholm

boArd oF direCtors

lake region builders Association

tim roble, Lavelle Company Mike hough, Hough, Inc. greg neisen, Crane Johnson Lumber, Perham nick green, Green's Plumbing and Heating Marty ekern, Apex Electric shaun engelsrud, Kinetico scott buchholz, Scott Buchholz Construction

— visit bam.org each week for updates — 525 Park Street, Suite 150 • St. Paul, MN 55103 p. 1.800.654.7783 or 651.646.7959 f. 651.646.2860 www.bamn.org 1201 15th Street, NW • Washington, DC 20005 p. 800.368.5242 or 202.266.8200x0 f. 202.266.8400 www.nahb.org

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A Cut Above - May 2012  

The monthly publication of the Lake Region Builders Association.

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