Page 1


Lake Region Builders Association AU G U S T 2 0 1 0



August is now here and the summer is slipping away fast. I hope this news letter finds you busy with work and some time to enjoy the summer activities. It is hard to think about it but the fall season is just around the corner and we will once again be gathering at our monthly member meetings. Sharon has some really good informational meetings set up, for us this year, along with some fun ones too. Stop in the office and see Sharon, she likes to see everyone! Have a good rest of the summer and be safe. Looking forward to seeing everyone, returning members and new, this


changes. At the urging of NAHB, they have extended the deadline to be registered to December 31st. After that it won’t make the deadline to get on the EPA list. Beginning February 1st, Building officials will have to verify with the EPA website that the contractor, pulling the permit for a home built before 1978, is registered. Once the Department of Health takes over, they will be relying on a TIP call to report anyone working on a home, built before 1978, that may not be registered. This will include painters, flooring people, drywallers, HVAC, plumbers, electricians as well as contractors. I know that this may seem like a real pain, but it has to be done. Any questions, please give Sharon a call. More classes will be done in October, November and December. There also will be online classes, with 3 hours of class time for hands on. These will be held in October, however, the online classes do not count towards builder credits, but the hands on will.

— Visit each week for up to date happenings — 525 Park Street, Suite 150 • St. Paul, MN 55103 p. 1.800.654.7783 or 651.646.7959 f. 651.646.2860 1201 15th Street, NW • Washington, DC 20005 p. 800.368.5242 or 202.266.8200x0 f. 202.266.8400

LRBA LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT Tim Roble, Lavelle Company SECRETARY/TREASURER Jason Coley, Don Tietz Construction PAST PRESIDENT Al Clark

VICE PRESIDENT Bryan Schoenberger, Pike Creek Builders/Modern Living Concepts EXECUTIVE OFFICER Sharon Westerholm

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tim Roble, Lavelle Company

Mike Hough, Hough, Inc.

Marga Ybarra Floor to Ceiling Carpet One

Ross Gailfus, Schiller Insurance

Bryan Schoenberger, Pike Creek Builders/Modern Living Concepts

Greg Neisen, Crane Johnson Lumber, Perham

Jeff Boehm, Paul Davis Restoration

• Home Warranty Program

For Your Familys Comfort

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

18872 Co Hwy 21 • Detroit Lakes Tom Kirby, manager Residential • new Homes & Remodeling licensed & Bonded • electRical contRacting 30614 SunSet Road • detRoit LakeS


1040 Randolph Road • Detroit Lakes


218-847-1133 or 1-888-757-1133

Safety is a Way of Life

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

Fargo MLS

1135 Washington Ave. #8 Detroit Lakes

The Only Call You need to Make! Local 218.846.1621 Toll Free 877.597.6994

my View

Sharon Westerholm, EO

Where is the summer going? One more month and school starts again. I do look forward to fall, when the meetings start and committees need to get geared up for the different events. Due to only one house being committed for the Tour of Homes, it has been canceled. We will probably go back to doing the tour the week after the Home & Garden Show. Committees need to start meeting to get the basics ready, so I can get the correct info on the website. If you would like to serve on a committee, on the board of directors, or serve on the BAM board, we are looking for people. Many committee and board members will be done with their terms. The BAM board meets about 4 times a year, and can be a very interesting and learning process on how the state association works. There is also the opportunity to be on a state committee when you are on the BAM board. Please call me if you are interested. Enjoy this last month of summer and hopefully everyone can be busy.

MEMBER NEWS NEW MEMBERS – WE WELCOME YOU AUGUST NEW MEMBERS - None Every new member the Association gains, makes it a stronger business tool for everyone! If you do business with someone who is not a member of LRBA, encourage them to join! It will benefit you, them, and every member of the Lake Region Builders. Check the membership roster when I send it out

THANk YOU TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS FOR RENEWING THEIR MEMBERSHIPS... Midwest MN Comm. Dev. Corp. – John King Midwest Bank – Denise Fredrickson Elsner Well Drilling – Kelly Elsner Edina Realty – Dave Branson Woytassek Custome Homes – Warren Waytassek

Your Membership is Appreciated and Valued GETTING INVOLVED

IS kEY!!


Maplewood Construction – Stephen Patrick Hough Inc. – Mike Hough Pro Systems – Mike Brodsho



A Raffle to Benefit Lakes Crisis and Resource Center Support the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center and get a chance to win! The Lakes Crisis and Resource Center is promoting a truck raffle with proceeds supporting the center’s Children’s Services Program. For $40 a ticket, you have a chance to win a 2010 Chevy ½ ton Silverado 4x4 extended cab pick-up or a number of cash prizes. The drawing will be held on Saturday night, August 7, at We Fest. You do not need to be present to win. For ticket information or to purchase a ticket, call Kathy Michaelson at 847-7459 or 847-4951. (Winner is responsible for applicable fees and taxes.) Thank you for your support!

You Will Get Out Of Your Membership What You Put In! * Join An Event Committee * Attend Monthly Meetings * Attend All Of Our Events

Nick Green is back from Iraq, after a busy year being in charge of the plumbing department. He and his wife Katie have moved to Detroit Lakes and Katie is now working in the Greens Plumbing and Heating office. Welcome back Nick. Is there something happening in your business? With your family? Let us know; we would like to acknowledge it.


Crane Johnson Lumber Co.

914 8th st. s.e. • detroit lakes, mn 56501

DaN muLLIkIN office: 218-847-8708 Fax: 218-847-0489 mobile: 218-841-6387 call toll Free: 800-201-8706


M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Evenings & Weekends by Appointment

1034 Hwy. 59 South • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Anderson Windows

Int. & Ext. Doors Millwork

Siding Vinyl & Steel

established 1883


GreG NeiseN salEs MaNagEr


218-439-6043 • Cell: 218-841-3238

Email: 12568 E. Pearl Lake Road • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

620 East Main • Perham, MN 56573 phone 218.346.5555 • fax 218.346.9200

From the Desk of Pam Perri Weaver….

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” Over 50 Years in the Lakes Area




New Construction & Remodeling

• Residential • Commercial • Cottages • Cabinets

Perry Nodsle


1473 Legion Road • Detroit Lakes Res. 218-847-8347 • Lic. #1834

Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Emmer Visits BAM On Monday, July 12, 2010 Gubernatorial Tom Emmer who received the Republican party nomination visited BAM’s office and talked with Government Relations committee members. Members discussed the current regulatory environment for the industry and the importance of housing to the overall economy. Members of the committee intend on meeting with all endorsed candidates for Governor. BAM To Participate In a Construction Gubernatorial Forum August 25th The Builders Association of Minnesota is partnering with a wide-range of infrastructure, building and development associations to organize a major party candidate Gubernatorial Forum and Debate. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25 from 8:30AM to 10:00AM at the Northland Inn and Conference Center located in Brooklyn Park. Work is currently underway to secure commitments from the candidates and finalize other details. The focus of the forum will be job creation, economic development, infrastructure investment, and sustainable initiatives. There is no charge to attend the forum, although pre-registration will be required. Details and registration information will be available soon. BAM Sends Letter To EPA, Lead Rule Last week BAM sent a letter to the EPA with regard to an amendment to the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting regulation published May 6 in the Federal Register that would additionally require remodelers to conduct lead paint clearance testing after completing renovation projects on homes built before 1978. This proposal would require professional remodelers to do the work of a lead abatement contractor and, the letter states, “It reaches beyond the original rule’s intention to protect children from lead exposure.” BAM asked the EPA to consider reinstating the opt-out amendment for homeowners, and urged them to be reasonable with the regulatory environment they are overseeing. These costly new requirements are an imposition on the overall cost of housing and maintenance of the existing housing stock. As always, we will keep you updated on any progress that is made.

Building a New Home?

Lock In Todays Low Rates on Mark Hagedorn

cell 218.234.6185 • phone 218-844-3000 920 lake avenue

NAHB Plans For Reorganization I want to draw your attention to the letter and materials I received from NAHB Chairman Bob Jones. I hope you will take the time to review the report NAHB created on Positioning NAHB for the Future. This report discusses what our industry will look like in the future and the impacts it will have on association work. I recommend these documents as critical reading for all leaders in the association. The NAHB Executive Committee is meeting this week in Washington, D.C. and BAM’s State Representative Mike Gohman will be attending. I am sure BAM will be having a rigorous debate on the report at our next Board meeting on July 21 in Duluth. NAHB Reorganization Documents: 1) 2) 3)

francis construction “Your Hometown Quality Builder & Remodelers”


Permanent Home Financing 12 Months from Application Date

Call Today!

NAHB Files Lawsuit Against EPA Over New Lead Rule A coalition of housing industry groups joined the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in announcing it will file a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for removing the “opt-out” provision from its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. The provision, which expired July 6, let consumers allow contractors to bypass extra preparation, cleanup and recordkeeping requirements in homes where there were no children under 6 or pregnant women, thus avoiding additional costs. “Removing the opt-out provision more than doubles the number of home subject to the regulation,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Jones. “About 79 million homes are affected, even though EPA estimates that only 38 million homes contain lead-based paint. Removing the opt-out provision extends the rule to consumers who need no protection. The group will challenge EPA’s action on the grounds that the agency substantially amended its LRRP regulation without any new scientific data and before the regulation was even put into place on April 22, 2010. Needless, to say BAM is thrilled about this case and we will be watching very closely!

Specializing In...

•  State of the art construction    materials & techniques  •  High quality workmanship  • Complete satisfaction guaranteed

• New Homes • Steel Siding • Remodeling • Garages   • Additions • Replacement Windows • Decks • Sunrooms

— Dave Francis — 218-847-4054

— Scott Francis — 218-847-3556

Geo-Thermal Heating Hydronic Radiant Heating


at a glance


September 14th

General Meeting John Brehm – Zayic Concrete will host the meeting at his new location.


General Meeting TBD


More RRP classes coming


General Meeting Speak Easy – Pam PerriWeaver will be the speaker

Lake Region Builders Association


Homes of Distinction

mn lic# Bc-20460621 nd lic# 32002 Detroit Lakes, MN Home (218) 846-0079 Cell (218) 849-4489

GeneRaL ContRaCtoR New Homes

Your vision… Our knowledge…

RemodeLinG ReSidentiaL CommeRCiaL

511 washington avenue n detroit lakes phone 218-847-3151 n fax 218-847-9409

Call us today to start planning your perfect home.

DON TIETZ CONSTRUCTION, INC. “The name built on quality” 439-6271 Thirty years of excellence

“Committed to Quality & Service” • Post Frame Buildings • Residential • New Construction • Remodeling • Garages

• Doors & Windows • Decks • Siding • Light Commercial

Delivering your dreams. 1602 45TH Street N ▪ Fargo 701–237–4131 ▪

A Cut Above - August2010  
A Cut Above - August2010  

A monthly publication of the Lake Region Builders Association.