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· ATTENTION BUILDERS · BEAUTIFUL LAND FOR BUILDING LOTS

SILVER SPRINGS • Single Family lots from $55,000 • Stunning views, only minutes from Minot and easy access to Minot Air Base with E bypass. • Coming soon, new parks with playgrounds and inspirational trail, a walking path through the community with inspirational quotes along the way. • Call Clyde Thorne (701) 240-8594 or Tianna Roulette (701) 340-0035 today! • #172393, 172398, 182399, 172400 HARVEST HEIGHTS 1ST ADDITION • Harvest Heights development is in Burlington, ND • Single family lot $70,000 • All utilities, as well as, curb and gutter are included in lot pricing • Call Amber Alexander today! (701) 500-0810 #170498 RIVERWOOD SECOND ADDITION • Eight single family lots & 12 twin home lots available in Burlington, ND. • Single family lots are selling for $39,500 per lot • Medium size twin house lots selling $22,500 per side ($45,000 for the twin) • Call Bruce Walker today! (701) 833-9000 #151517 & 151518 DUPLEX/MULTI LOTS • 921 27th Ave NW, Minot, ND $75,000 • Townhome lots that are being sold separately who want townhomes or build a single family home. • Contact Clyde Thorne today! (701) 240-8594 #180756 DUPLEX/MULTI LOT • Max, ND $37,800 • This property is for sale as is. There is a basement with a kitchen area and a restroom. • Water and sewer are in the building. • Call Ed Steckler today! (701) 720-1861 #181139 SINGLE FAMILY LOT • 604 3rd St SE, Minot, ND $29,900 • This lot is in a unique location next to some of the older homes. • Would be a great place to build a home with a lot of classical old style charm. • There is access to the lot thru the alley from 7th Ave SE. • Call Brad Livesay today! (701) 720-7769 #171867 DUPLEX/MULTI LOT • 1001 2nd St SE, Minot ND $1,195,000 • Great opportunity for an investor/developer. • Located close to Town and Country Shopping Center and Trinity Hospital. • Contact Ed Steckler today! (701) 720-1861 #172026


The MAB

Homefront contents 4

Letter from the President

28-30 National News

4

Memo from the EO

5

PAC Corner

6-8

Membership

9-10

Staying Connected

9

Robots and Labor Shortages

13

2018 Events

10

Green Home Interest

16-17

Contracting Concerns

15

Gourmet Kitchens

18-19

MAB Update

22

Recycling in Minot

20

Realtors in the News

30

IBS Registration

21-24

City, County and State

25-27

NDAB News

ON THE COVER

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY

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A-1 Evans Septic

8

Gravel Products

17

Ackerman Estvold

16

Houston Engineering

19

Acme Tools

8

Integrity Outdoor Living

2

Acme Tools

11, 12

Kipp's Heating & Air

3

Affinity First Federal Credit Union

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Landsiedel's Heating & Air Conditioning

2

All-State Contracting

9

Legacy Fence

3

American Bank Center

28

Lite-Form of Minot

24

Anderson Wade & Whitty

2

Menards

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B & B Insulation

9

Mindt Construction

28

Blake Krabseth

26

Minot Lumber and Hardware

25

Bremer Bank

10

Minot Sash & Door

28

Clean Tech

2

Niess Impressions

10

Coldwell Banker

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North Dakota Guaranty & Title

8

Concrete Mobile

24

North Star Steel

6

Connole & Somerville

28

Northern Prairie Home Improvement

17

Dacotah Bank

29

Prairie Supply

3

Dakota Fence

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Ready Builders

17

Dawn Rasmussen

24

Real Builders

3

Dig It Up

2

ServPro

22

Farroh Roof Truss

29

Signal Realtors

17

Ferguson

10

Souris River Designs

6

First International Bank & Trust

18

SRT

3

First Western Bank & Trust

28

Steen Construction Company

25

First Western Insurance

5

SVR

17

Front Street Lighting

24

Tollefson's Carpetland

9

Future Builders

24

United Rentals

29

Glass Doctor

25

Verendrye Electric Cooperative

23

Grand Hotel

10

Watne Realtors

30

Xcel Energy

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2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT

Melissa Francisco

Dakota Stone and Granite

VICE PRESIDENT

Phil Risbrudt

K & R Contracting Boyd Sivertson

Pat Bailey

Pella Windows and Doors

IMM. PAST PRESIDENT

Minot Lumber and Hardware

Muus Lumber & Hardware Chris Dahl

United Rentals

DIRECTORS Rob Orts

Verendrye Electric

Shane Lider

Kasper Ziegler

Burdick Job Corps Senior Life Director: Bruce Walker

Coldwell Banker

Life Director: Joe Stenvold

Al Schall

Northstar Steel Dawn Rasmussen Century 21 Action Realtors

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STAFF

Executive Officer: Elysha Head

2018 COMMITTEES EXECUTIVE

EVENTS

Melissa Francisco, Pat Bailey, Chris Dahl, Bruce Walker

Rob Orts, Phil Risbrudt, Dawn Rasmussen, Robb Rotramel, Amanda Geinert, Carissa Visocsky, Chris Dahl

HOME & GARDEN SHOW Kasper Ziegler, Loren Vannett, Sheila Melaas, Melissa Francisco, Carissa Visoscky, Minda Stockdill, Mike Frank, Shane Lider

MEMBERSHIP Rob Orts, Dawn Rasmussen, Melissa Francisco, Chris Dahl

PARADE OF HOMES DelRae Zimmerman, Mataya Lafontaine, Kimberly Keller, Renata Buen, Pat Bailey

BIRDIE WITH THE BUILDERS Phil Risbrudt, Boyd Sivertson, Bruce Walker, Dave Lebrun, Mitch Kraft, Rob Orts, Chris Dahl

Your membership with MAB automatically enrolls you in: Minot Association of Builders North Dakota Association of Builders National Association of Home Builders

The MAB Homefront is the official publication of the Minot Association of Builders (MAB). The MAB Homefront is published four times per year to its members and others associated with the building industry. Neither the advertisers, nor MAB, will be responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, typographical errors, herein contained. For advertising rates, resource file or address information, contact MAB. Suggestions, ideas and letters are always welcome! Minot Association of Builders (MAB) 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701 Phone: 701-852-0496 www.minotab.com | contact@minotab.com Like us! www.facebook.com/minotab Follow us! www.twitter.com/minotbuilders Pinterest with us! www.pinterest.com/minotab The MAB Homefront || 3 || Summer 2018

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT MELISSA FRANCISCO 2018 MAB PRESIDENT

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU...OUR MEMBERS I have to take the time to thank you for trusting me to lead this association this year. I have been so excited to about the opportunity to contribute what I can to this group and am 100 percent willing to serve the members of this Association. It is easy for me to see that I am working with a dedicated group of people that had one goal in mind - working together to improve our industry.

this year; and they will continue to do so for the rest of the time I’m in this role. We will continue to look at our Association events to make sure we are hosting effective, needed programs for our membership. As with most of these events, the success relies on membership participation!

Over the past few years that I have served on the MAB board, there have been many people who prepared me for Thank you for everything you do for us!

MEMO FROM THE EO ELYSHA HEAD MAB EXECUTIVE OFFICER

WE’RE READY FOR YOU! One of our main focuses is getting the association back to member involvement. All of you are intelligent, focused business owners and leaders who understand the industry. More than anything this Association needs your minds. We need you to get involved in committees that drive policy so that the policy reflects the will of the members. Without the membership, there is no Association. I know there are a million different things pulling us in a million different directions all the time, but if you could take one thing away from this message it will be to make all the difference you can in this group!

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I’m ready if you’re ready! The MAB mission is strong: to help our members build their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections. We are the leading voice for builders and remodelers in Minot and the surrounding areas! Make your voice heard and reach out! Email me at contact@minotab.com or call me at 701-852-0496 to discuss your ideas!

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PAC CORNER ARE YOU THE NEXT BUILD-PAC CHAMPION?

Do you want housing to win in the 2018 elections? Are you a BUILD-PAC advocate at the state and local level? BUILD-PAC Champions is a program to recognize, support and thank our most successful fundraisers.

Aimed at growing BUILD-PAC participation at all levels, a BUILD-PAC Champion is defined as a BUILD-PAC contributor who raises $10,000 or more in new money annually. WHAT BENEFITS COME WITH BUILD A BUILD-PAC CHAMPION? • Exclusive access to the Capitol Club hospital suite.

• Invitation to the Capitol Club dinner at the International Builders Show to be recognized and thanked. • Name recognition at NAHB’s Annual Board Meetings.

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MEMBERSHIP

RENEWALS

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our members who renewed their membership or newsletter advertisement this season! Your continued support of the Minot Association of Builders helps us continue to work for you at a local, state and national level.

Acme Tools | Rick Quinn www.acmetools.com

Affinity First Federal Credit Union | Karla Lonning www.affinityfcund.com

American Bank Center | Theresa Bolinske www.weareamerican.com

Anderson, Wade and Whitty | Wayne Whitty www.andersonwadewhitty.com

Borsheim Crane Service | Jeff Halland www.borsheimcrane.com

Delzer Construction | Waylon Delzer www.delzerpostframe.com

First International Bank | Karen Engle www.firstintlbank.com

Jackson Concrete | Nick Jackson www.facebook.com/jacksonconcretellc

Minot Lumber and Hardware | Bill Huber www.minotlumberandhardware.com

Minot Park District | Ron Merritt www.minotparks.com

Minot Plumbing &Heating | Dean Eman www.minotplumbingheating.com

Minot Winnelson | Bob Rodgers www.minotwinnelson.com

Northwest Building Improvement | Larry Eidness

Ready Builders | Stacey Abel www.readybuildersincminot.com

Schock’s Safe & Lock Service | Duane Haberlock www.schockslocks.com

Souris Valley Ready Mix | Sue Stewart www.svrconcrete.com

Sprinklers Plus | Wyatt Goodman www.facebook.com/sprinklersplus

United Community Bank | Jennifer Hubrig www.ucbnd.com

SAVE THE DATE September 16th | 10 AM to 4 PM

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MAB’S NEWEST MEMBERS

APRIL - JUNE 2018 Joining the Minot Association of Builders is the first step to becoming more active in our industry. Please take a moment to welcome the newest members of our association.

top recruiters

YOU COULD BE THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE MAB! Accounting Solutions Marlys Magnuson 701-837-0348 www.accountingsolutionsnd.com

CONTACT US AT 701-852-0496 TO LEARN MORE!

Thanks to these members who have helped grow our MAB community by recruiting new companies to join our association. If you have a hot prospect, please contact Elysha Head (contact@minotab.com or 852-0496) and she’ll take it from there! (Reported thru 06/27/2018 from NAHB)

MEMBER ADVANTAGE OF THE SUMMER

Do you know how many discounts and services come with your MAB membership? Each quarter, we’ll highlight some of our favorites!

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STATESMEN: (500-999 Credits) John Coughlin (500.5) SUPER SPIKES: (250-499 Credits) Bruce Walker (351) Todd Brady (348.5) Joe Stenvold (314.5) ROYAL SPIKES: (150-249 Credits) Gary Kramlich (205.5) Joel Feist (187) RED SPIKES: (100-149 Credits) Greg Aasmundstad (114.5) GREEN SPIKES: (50-99 Credits) Rob Orts (99.5) Jim Montgomery (75.5) Bill Huber (68) John Lund (67.5) Dave Lebrun (63.5) Cindy Snay (59.5) Karen Engle (54) Kal Larson (53) LIFE SPIKES: (25-49 Credits) Joe Kraft (40) Pam Karpenko (34) Mitch Kraft (29) BLUE SPIKES: (6-24 Credits) Eric Wanner (18) Clyde Thorne (18) Lauri Hopwood (15) Matt Geinert (13.5) Leonard Niess (9.5) Dwight Flygare (9) Stacey Abel (7.5) Kevin Connole (7) Phil Risbrudt (6) CANDIDATES: (1-5 Credits) Christopher Dahl (5) Todd VanDusen (4.5) Elysha Head (4) Pat Bailey (3) Steve Siemieniewski (2) Dale Zarr (1) Melissa Francisco (1) Al Schall (0.5)

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Jackson Concrete is a local company that specializes in all flatwork and demolition. Patios Sidewalks Driveways Basement Floors Garage Floors Snow Removal Give them a call at 240-7173!

Get ready to stir things up with suduWOK, an exciting new concept in food that's so fresh it'll bowl you over! MAB members, Ready Builders and Rolac Contracting are working to put together this new business in Minot.

For all of your landscaping, hydro mulching, dirt work, edging and mosquito control, turn to Birdy's Hydro Mulching. Check out their website at www.birdysmulching.com! The MAB Homefront || 8 || Summer 2018

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STAYING CONNECTED

ROBOTS: AN ANSWER TO LABOR SHORTAGES, HIGH LUMBER PRICES? While demand for new homes continues to rise, fewer workers are entering the industry as the existing labor force ages into retirement. This dynamic has led to longer construction times for homes, a key driver of low housing inventory, pushing up the price of homes across the U.S.

frames and walls fabricated offsite with insulation installed and plumbing and electrical roughed in. Blueprint’s 200,000-square-foot facility has three robotic production lines working on walls, floors and roofs. Like Entekra, Blueprint touts the time-saving benefits of its process. But the companies also say that an integrated design and manufacturing process Decades ago, European home builders began featuring precision cuts reduces framing shifting away from traditional stick-built material waste. The monetary value of that construction and deployed advanced waste savings is growing by the day as lumber manufacturing techniques to offsite production. prices climb ever upward. Today, wood-frame houses built using prefabricated components account for nearly While both companies feature fully automated 30% of builds in England and Ireland and 70% in robotic manufacturing processes, they still Scotland. employ plenty of assembly line workers in their facilities, mainly in fitting and joining. An Gerard McCaughey and his Irish company, ongoing research and development project in Century Homes, focused on fully automating Switzerland is exploring a more advanced use the construction process with what he calls a of robotics in offsite home construction. Funded Fully Integrated Off-Site Solution. McCaughey by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the sold Century Homes in 2005 and brought his National Centre of Competence in Research vision to the U.S. with Entekra Inc. in 2016. Digital Fabrication initiative is leading the Entekra markets a complete home building development and integration of digital process – concept, design, engineering, offsite technologies in architecture. In March, the fully-automated manufacturing and onsite project demonstrated how its robots can assembly – with custom specifications for each precisely cut and place frame beams in project. geometrically complex timber modules.

VIEW THE PROGRESS A ROBOT MADE ON THIS FUTURE BUILDERS PROJECT RIGHT HERE IN THE MINOT AREA!

In May, the company received a $45 million Home construction has long been on the investment from Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. vanguard of industrial innovation. With the Entekra can now expand production at its current economic climate dictating a rapid shift California facility and open a second site, in business fundamentals of labor and featuring advanced robotics and much higher materials, expect to see big changes in the near volume capacity. Entekra isn’t the only framing future. solutions provider using a fully automated and robotic production process. Blueprint For questions about the NAHB Building Robotics in Baltimore also is targeting the Systems Councils, contact Devin Perry at custom home market and promises delivery of 202-266-8577.

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STAYING CONNECTED

BUILDERS RESPOND TO GROWING INTEREST IN GREEN HOMES During National Homeownership Month, NAHB is focusing on the critical role that the home plays in life and how NAHB members are finding innovative ways to build the American Dream. Ongoing research by NAHB and its partners shows that many home buyers are interested in green, sustainable and high-performance building practices. NAHB’s report, Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers, asked home buyers across four generations – millennials, Gen Xers, baby boomers and seniors – what features they consider essential/desirable in a new home. Energy-efficient strategies, including ENERGY STAR appliances and windows and above-code insulation made the most-wanted list and would positively influence the purchase decision of 80% or more of all home buyers. Waterefficient features were also cited as essential/desirable by 72% of respondents. Builders are responding to this interest by increasingly incorporating these strategies in new home construction.

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“Homes constructed with green, sustainable and high-performance strategies offer home owners a product that can reduce their total cost of ownership through lower utility bills and can be resold at a premium in many markets,” said Troy Johns, founder of Urban Northwest Homes in Vancouver, Wash. “These homes also generally provide increased comfort and a healthier indoor environment for occupants.” Approximately one-quarter of the single-family builders in NAHB’s 2017 Green Practices Survey are building with strategies that would qualify for at least Bronze-level certification under the requirements of the 2015 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS). The NGBS is the only green rating system approved by the American National Standards Institute and provides third-party certification for residential construction through six key categories: site design, resource efficiency, water efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and building operation and maintenance. Homes must meet a minimum threshold in each category to achieve certification. The Green Practices Survey also showed that current home building practices among respondents met Bronze level certification in energy efficiency for 74% of the properties and over half met it for water, indoor environmental quality and operation/maintenance.

To help industry professionals respond to the growing interest in green building, NAHB offers the Certified Green Professional™ and Master Certified Green Professional designations. These designations recognize builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes. NAHB also offers educational courses in green building. Get started at nahb.org/learn.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

2018 UPCOMING EVENTS JULY 23

AUG 16

AUG 28

SEPT 15

TBA

COMING THIS FALL!

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Lunch Hour

Learning

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2018 MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS THE MAB HOMEFRONT ADVERTISING RATE AGREEMENT

The Minot Association of Builders is pleased to provide our members with a quarterly, full-color, 32 page magazine, The MAB Homefront. This publication is a great opportunity for you to showcase your business to members and their organizations. The MAB Homefront informs readers of building trends, local updates, legislative issues and upcoming events. Full color ad placements are available throughout the magazine. Your advertisement is an investment that very likely will direct your business in the right direction. Our goal at the Association is to promote members to do business with members, what a great opportunity to showcase your products and talents. Sincerely, Elysha Head Executive Officer, Minot Association of Builders

2018 MAB HOMEFRONT ADVERTISING RATES Ad Size

Specifications

Investment

Brick and Block Business Card (Yearly Rate)

2.54” W x 1.67” H

$120.00

Double Up Draft - Vertical Placement (Yearly Rate)

2.54” W x 3.34” H

$240.00

Double Up Draft - Horizontal Placement (Yearly Rate)

5.08” W x 1.67” H

$240.00

Triple Slot Tooling - Vertical Placement (Yearly Rate)

2.5” W x 5.12” H

$360.00

Triple Slot Tooling - Horizontal Placement (Yearly Rate)

7.62” W x 1.67” H

$360.00

Third Page Plaster Master (Yearly Rate)

7.62” W x 3.34” H

$648.00

Half Page Header (Yearly Rate)

8.5” W x 5.5” H

$800.00

Major Beam Full Page (PRICED PER SEASON - 4 seasons per calendar year)

8.5” W x 11’ H

$300.00 per season OR $1000 (if entire year purchased)

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Customer’s Signature Subject to Conditions Stated Below:

All advertisements are subject to cancellation if payment is not made 2 weeks after advertisement request.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

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EMAIL AD COPY TO ELYSHA AT: contact@minotab.com

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GOURMET KITCHENS: THE IDEAL KITCHEN DESIGN FOR HOMEOWNERS WHO ACTUALLY COOK Those who cook and those who don’t. While some prefer to have their kitchen be an Instagram-worthy room free of clutter and perfect for entertaining, others want a gourmet, or chef’s, kitchen that is designed with cooking in mind. Gourmet kitchens aren’t the norm: The 2018 U.S. Houzz Kitchen and Trends Study found cooking from scratch ranked only fourth in homeowner interests. But if your clients like to cook, you have a potentially big project on your hands. The first step to creating that gourmet kitchen will be to find room for a sink area, range center, and refrigerator zone. Sink Area Although the National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) found in its 2018 design trend report that the three trendiest kitchen sink styles are undermount (92%), single-bowl (81%), and farmhouse (81%), there is another style perfect for gourmet kitchens: a workstation sink. Also known as a prep sink, it’s a longer undermount sink, sometimes with dual faucets, that incorporates areas on the sides for cutting boards, straining, racks, and other accessories. “The beauty in it is that, even in a small space, you can get so much functionality out of it,” says Donna McMahon, associate kitchen and bath designer at Denver-based KE Interior The MAB Homefront || 15 || Summer 2018

Solutions. “But in a big space, it’s a fabulous prep area and makes the whole process of cooking, cleaning, and entertaining so simple.” A powerful dishwasher should also be present in the sink area. In certain cases, gourmet kitchens may have dual dishwashers, used for different purposes. “Dishwasher third racks have also become popular in recent years, as consumers crave an easier way to load small items like ramekins, spatulas, and whisks,” says Anja Prescher, director of brand marketing at Bosch Home Appliances. Range Center Gas ranges with four to eight burners and a griddle are typical in a chef’s kitchen, but Paula Kennedy, certified master kitchen and bath designer and owner of Seattle-based Timeless Kitchen Design, joins with McMahon in saying induction cooktops are becoming more popular. For a more professional look, designers will dress up the ventilation hood above.

Other appliances, such as ovens, warming drawers, built-in microwaves and coffee machines, will also live in the range center, but the appliance package will differ based on each client. Refrigerator Zone Homeowners may opt to have a higherend fridge with an air purification system and vacuum-seal door to help preserve the quality of freshness.

Silver stainless steel remains supreme in finishes, but appliance manufacturers are debuting black and matte-black stainless. Glass door fridges are also an option, to provide visibility into the appliance. Homeowners may choose to integrate or overlay the fridge to streamline the overall look of the kitchen. Another common appliance in gourmet kitchens is a beverage or wine cooler. These can vary from refrigerator-height to smaller under-counter installations.

Manufacturers will continue to innovate with refrigeration and other appliances. Many have already released smart appliances that connect with the “People want a statement range with an home’s wireless internet, but oversized hood as their focal point,” homeowners haven’t caught on just yet. says Danielle Burger, certified kitchen and bath designer and principal “It’s a matter of transitioning,” says designer of Charlotte, N.C.-based McMahon. “I think ultimately everything Kitchen Vitality Design. “It’s becoming will be done via mobile because it’s this sculptural piece of art.” convenient. Eventually, you will just get it whether you want it or not.” MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS


CONTRACTING CONCERNS

EPA MULLS EXPANDING STORMWATER PERMITS TO GROUNDWATER DISCHARGES NAHB is fighting back against an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal that could regulate some discharges to groundwater and subject thousands of septic systems and green infrastructure practices to the federal permitting process. EPA is only requesting comments at this point. But if EPA decides to regulate discharges to groundwater, these additional permits could increase costs and legal liability for both home builders and home owners. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued under the Clean Water Act only apply to pollutant discharges to surface waters, which include stormwater discharges from construction sites greater than one acre. However, EPA has interpreted the act to also apply to discharges to groundwater “with a direct hydrologic connection” to surface water. For example, the Ninth Circuit Court has ruled that the NPDES program applies to wastewater discharged into underground injection wells when pollutants reach the ocean via groundwater that is hydrologically connected to the ocean. NAHB sent EPA comments strongly opposing issuing permits for discharges to groundwater and affirming that the act does not apply to groundwater. Further, NAHB pointed out, EPA already has authority to address water quality problems caused by pollutant releases to groundwater and doesn’t need to ask for additional regulations. EPA received over 900 comments on this issue, with many industry and municipal groups joining NAHB in opposition.

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CONTRACTING CONCERNS

9 COMMON SUB-FLOOR INSTALLATION MISTAKES—AND HOW TO AVOID THEM From tight spacing to improper fasteners, simple errors can lead to callbacks. Here’s a best-practice refresher. Specializing In All Types of Real Estate 701-852-3505 1541 South Broadway*Minot 800-735-4065 office@signalrealtors.com

One of the benefits of OSB panels is simple installation. Familiar tools, straightforward methods, and a small bit of attention are all that’s required to ensure a solid sub-floor in everyday applications.

nearest panel edge; this will help reduce the chance of edge swell.

4. Gluing Too Far Ahead: For efficiency, many installers prefer to lay down several panels’ worth of glue at a time, but the time delay could cause the Still, as with any product, missing steps adhesive to skim over, affecting its or not following instructions can lead to strength and potential noise. For best mistakes. And in the case of sub-floors, results, work no more than one panel those mistakes can mean movement, ahead. buckling, squeaks—and potential callbacks. 5. Not Gluing the Tongue-andGroove: Applying a small bead of glue Here are a few of the most common in the tongue-and-groove can mistakes installers make with OSB and significantly help reduce any how to avoid making them. As always, movement and noise. refer to the manufacturer’s installation instructions for complete details. 6. Delaying Fastening: Again, it’s tempting to tack the corners and come 1. Improper Spacing Between back to screw all the panels down at Panels: Like any wood product, OSB once. But by then the glue is already will expand and contract after set. Fasten each panel fully as you go installation; without a small gap to ensure full adhesion and avoid between panel ends, the expansion movement and noise down the road. could cause buckling. Most manufacturers recommend 0.1257. Using Improper Fasteners: Using inches at panel ends and edges. For code-approved screws rather than some premium sub-floors, 0.0625nails is the best option for avoiding inches may be enough along panel movement. If using nails for sub-floor edges, so refer to the installation installation, stick with ring-shank nails; instructions. Panels with tongue-andsmooth nails may withdraw easier, groove sides will self-gap, as long as leading to squeaks. they’re not pressed together too tightly (don’t force or hammer TNG sides 8. Letting Water Sit: If the floor system together). is exposed to the elements and bulk Alternatively, don’t leave too water is present, sweep it off or drill much space. If the spacing is wider drainage holes. Some sub-floor panels than 0.125-inches, it could lead to come with built-in notches to help movement and noise. drain water. 2. Upside-down Installation: Panels may be sanded on one or both sides. In all cases, the detailed panel trademark stamp should be installed downward so they can be examined during inspections. Installing some panels with the trademark side up may result in a slightly uneven surface.

9. Improper Storage: Always store panels in a clean, dry area and off the ground. If possible, store panels indoors. If stored outside, cover panels with plastic sheets or tarps. Keep cover open and away from the sides and bottom of the panels to allow for air circulation. Space units at least 4inches on all four sides. Protect edges 3. Improper Fastener Placement: Fasten to avoid damage to the tongue-andpanels using 8d ring-shank nails or groove profile. other code-approved fasteners. Install fasteners beginning 0.375-inches from A well-installed sub-floor is one that panel corner and then 6-inches onhomeowners don’t have to think about center along the panel edges, and at 12 after they move in. Avoiding these -inches on-center along center common errors can help ensure your supports. Be sure to place all perimeter flooring system is stable, quiet, and fasteners 0.375-inches back from the reliable for years to come. The MAB Homefront || 17 || Summer 2018

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MAB UPDATE

THE MAB ATTENDS STATE MEETINGS Several members of the Minot Association of Builders attended the NDAB board of director meetings, NDAB PAC Meetings and the NDAB Summer Social at Lüft in Bismarck on June 13th-14th.

WELCOME PAT! Join us in welcoming our newest board member, Pat Graner to the Minot Association of Builders Board of Directors! Welcome, Pat!

GOODBYE ROBB! One of our favorite board members, Robb Rotramel is moving on from the Minot Association of Builders Board of Directors as he and his wife move to Colorado. Thanks for everything, Robb!

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MAB UPDATE

TOOL BELT BARBECUE WRAP UP The 2nd annual Tool Belt Barbecue took place on May 31st! Nearly 50 people joined the MAB for a delicious lunch of pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad and much more! In the end, it was a tie for second and third place with Melissa, 2018 MAB President, narrowly taking second place after a third judge was brought in to break the tie. MAB EO, Elysha took first place with both celebrity judges and voters! She gives the credit to her smoker savvy husband to helped her prepare the dish!

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REALTORS IN THE NEWS

COLDWELL BANKER Lorell Seibold was the Agent of the Month for May at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Jerry can be reached at 701-721-4996 or 701 -852-0136 or emailed at seibold@srt.com.

Clyde Thorne was the Agent of the Month for April and May at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Clyde can be reached at 701240-8594 or 701-852-0136 or emailed at cthorne@srt.com. MEET YOUR REALTOR - ED STECKLER I have had the opportunity to be involved in the business community in Minot and Northwest North Dakota for many years. This is a great place to live, work and play. I specialize in commercial and industrial real estate. I have always been involved in real estate as a commercial property owner, income property manager, residential and commercial land developer and contractor. I put my education in business, accounting and marketing along with my experience in business and real estate to work in the commercial real estate market every day. Give me a call if you are thinking about buying, selling, leasing or are considering finding a lot to build a facility for your business. I strongly believe in the merits of being involved in the community which enables me to be well connected with people in northwest North Dakota. Let’s get together to build a plan for your real estate needs!

WATNE REALTORS Janea Martell was Watne Realtors Top Producer of the Month for May 2018. Janea can be reached by calling 320-333-5264 or 852-1156 and by email at janea@minothomes.com.

Judy Hoskin was Watne Realtors Sales Professional of the Month for May 2018. Judy can be reached by calling 721-3837 or 852-1156 and by email at judyh@minothomes.com.

Watne Realtors Welcomes Beth Ringen to our sales staff . Beth can be reached by calling 429-0326 or 852-1156 and by email at beth@minothomes.com.

Ed Steckler 701 720-1861 – edsteckler@outlook.com

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WELCOME TO THE TEAM! Mae Geller CENTURY 21 Action Realtors Mae can be reached at 701-720-2268 or 839-0021 Email: myrefuge46@hotmail.com

CONGRATULATIONS Bonnie Domsteen CENTURY 21 Action Realtors SALESPERSON and REALTOR of the Month for April, 2018 Bonnie can be reached at 701-833-1409 or 839-0021 Email: bonnie.domsteen@century21.com The MAB Homefront || 20 || Summer 2018

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SHORTAGES OF FRAMING LUMBER MORE WIDESPREAD THAN EVER

MINOT BUILDING PERMITS 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0

840

598

363

191

292 2011

1133

1056

181

209 60 38 95 2 43

27

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Single Family

Multi-Family

WARD COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS 43

50 40 30 20 10 0

33 18 5

2012

4

5

2013

2014

Single Family

17

2

2015

9

2

9 6

2016

2017

Commercial

2015-2018 LUMBER PRICES $600 $550 $500 $450 $400 $350 $300 $250

2015

2016

2017

2018

The prices listed below provide an overview of the behaviors within the U.S. framing lumber pricing market. The information is sourced each week using the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite, which is comprised using prices from the highest volume-producing regions of the U.S. and Canada. Information provided by Random Lengths.

Shortages of framing lumber are now more widespread than at any time since NAHB began tracking the issue in 1994, according to results from the May 2018 survey for the NAHB/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

More than 30% of single-family builders responding to the survey’s special questions in May reported this shortage, outdistancing the other 22 listed building products and materials by a wide margin. In second place were trusses (with a shortage reported by 24% of builders), followed by lightweight steel and OSB (at 20% each) and plywood (at 19%). The survey taken last year revealed a much better picture: The shortage percentages for these items were significantly lower – 21% for framing lumber and under 15% for all other products/ materials. It is probably not a coincidence that the top five items on the 2018 list are made of lumber or steel, as each of these building materials have been targeted by the Trump administration with new import tariffs over the past year. As noted above, the May 2018 reading of 31% is the highest the shortage percentage for framing lumber has been since NAHB incorporated the question into its HMI survey in September 1994. The secondhighest reading of 24% was recorded in October 2004, when the nation was in the midst of a housing boom and the annual rate of housing starts often exceeded 2 million (compared to the current rate of about 1.3 million).

MINOT BUILDING PERMITS - JUNE 2018 BUILDING PERMIT TYPE

NUMBER OF PERMITS

PERMIT VALUATION

Single Family Dwelling Structures Other Than Buildings Residential Remodel Residential Addition Commercial Remodel Commercial Addition Detached Garage & Carports Deck Egress Windows Mobile Home Temporary Structures Demolition - Residential Demolition - Commercial

13 1 7 2 8 1 11 2 2 1 2 5 1

$1,791,000.00 $0.00 $277,900.00 $167,000.00 $1,559,200.00 $854,000.00 $383,500.00 $8,500.00 $2,400.00 $3,000.00 $2,000.00 $31,000.00 $5,000.00

TOTAL

56

$5,084,500.00

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CITY, COUNTY AND STATE

RECYCLING IN MINOT: WHAT'S NEXT IN THE PROCESS? Creating a City of Minot recycling program has drawn public support for the past few years, but no program exists yet. Where is the City at in the process of developing a recycling program? Jason Sorenson, assistant public works director, said the idea hasn’t been discarded. “We’re doing a study right now and working with a consultant on a cost analysis of essentially two alternatives: 1: collecting recyclables and shipping them out of Minot. 2: Collecting recyclables, sorting them in Minot, then shipping them out of town,” Sorenson said. “We’ll break it down to cost per ton for both options, and present that information to the City Council. Then we’ll see which direction we want to go in.” Sorenson said the results of the study could be presented to City Council later this summer so funding could be included in the 2019 budget if City Council members approve. If the City built its own sorting center, it would have to work with outside firms that would purchase the City’s recyclables, and have someone keep an eye on market prices and other aspects of finding a buyer for the recyclables. If it’s decided that the City should only collect recyclables and use a transfer facility to ship them out of town, that would essentially be the end of the City’s involvement. Sorenson said design and construction of either a transfer facility or a full sorting and transfer facility would

essentially take a year. Under both options, the City would deliver another sanitation cart to residents to use for recycling before the system could be implemented. Under both options, City residents would have their garbage collected once a week and their recyclables collected once per week. Residents wouldn’t be required to sort recyclable material; paper, plastic and other recyclable material would all be placed in the cart on the same day.

2016: Funding was included in 2017 budget to begin automated garbage collection, with an eventual recycling program in mind. “We held some public input meetings in May 2016. From that, we took steps to implement automated garbage collection because that was the first step toward recycling,”

Serious discussion about implementing some type of citywide recycling program began in early 2016.

Sorenson said. “Whether it was the City of Minot or an outside contractor doing it, automated collection was always planned as the first step toward recycling.”

“In February 2016, we talked with a representative from Waste Management to discuss what single sort recycling could look like in Minot,” Sorenson said. “Because of that, we formed an ad hoc committee to analyze recycling to see if it would be a good fit for Minot and to explore some of the options.”

2017: Funding was included in initial 2018 City budget for a transfer facility, but the $2.5 million budgeted for the facility was eventually removed by City Council before the budget’s final passage. The Council did leave $250,000 in the budget to design a transfer facility, but that money hasn’t been used.

There were several steps taken in 2016 and 2017:

“Dickinson, Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Mandan are all doing single sort recycling or will be soon,” Sorenson said. 2016: The City Council formed an ad hoc “So I don’t think we’re reinventing the committee to discuss beginning a wheel here. A comment I get from recycling program in Minot. The members of the public a lot is ‘Why isn’t committee held several public input Minot already recycling?’ ” meetings. “It wasn’t really an ad hoc committee that addressed if Minot should create a recycling program, but rather how we should recycle,” Sorenson said. “There was a lot of community support for recycling then and I think there is still a lot of support for recycling.”

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CITY, COUNTY AND STATE

COUNCIL RECOGNIZES NEW MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS support from family and his employer, Minot State University. “I want to thank the citizens of Minot for their faith and trust in me for the last four years but also the three terms prior to that. I am very grateful and humbled by that,” he said. “I was Mark Jantzer was re-elected as Minot asked this morning if I have a sense City Council president in June. Lisa of relief about this being over and I Olson was elected by fellow council don’t, but I have a great sense of members as vice president. anticipation for the future.” Jantzer, first elected to the council in Podrygula also voiced gratitude to 2008, and Olson, who has served Minot residents, council members since 2010, were both re-elected to and city staff. the council June 12. Jantzer has “Despite major challenges, this is a served as council president since strong and resilient community that 2014. can and will grow and do even On Tuesday, June 26th, the council better,” he said. “I believe every recognized out-going mayor Chuck citizen has an obligation to serve their Barney and council member Stephan community and participate in shared Podrygula and swore in newly governance to the best of their ability. elected council member Paul Pitner This is a very important and personal as well as Olson and Jantzer and new process and activity for me. I am municipal judge Ashley Beall. deeply appreciative of the Barney gave parting remarks to thank opportunity to serve.” city staff and acknowledge the

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BROADWAY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES 15 crew members, three cranes, and four separate work areas make the progress on Minot’s Broadway Bridge continue. All of the work is out of the ground and focused on forming the crash walls, columns and pier caps needed to hold up the beams and concrete deck that will form the west bridge.

WHAT’S HAPPENING WHERE YOU ARE Looking for road closure information? Wondering what construction project is happening in your neighborhood? The City of Minot’s new Geographic Information System interactive maps have the answers. Visit the following website for more information http://ow.ly/wj6B30kw5sJ

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residents earning up to $98,900 who have not owned a home in the last three years. In 2017, the average borrower’s household income was $56,000. Sixty percent of NDHFA’s “NDHFA’s FirstHome™ loan reservations borrowers use the down payment and total in May was 185 percent higher closing cost assistance offered. than last year,” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director. The state “The purchase assistance allows these agency’s program provides first-time buyers to enter the market sooner and home buyers with low-cost financing to keep their funds for household and, if desired, down payment and expenses like a lawnmower, furniture closing cost assistance. and paint for their new house,” said Flohr. The agency received 262 loan reservations in May for $44 million in “Homeownership rates in North Dakota financing, the highest non-special event declined during the energy boom with month on record. During the same time many incoming households choosing to period in 2017, NDHFA recorded 141 rent,” said Kline. “If our purchase activity reservations. The agency’s staff is indicative of more households attributes some of the demand to the becoming homeowners, that is a good interest rates it is currently offering. thing for North Dakota because homeowners are more invested in their “With conventional financing at 4.25 community.” In 2010, the U.S. percent and NDHFA at 3.75 percent, the Department of Census reported that payment on a $200,000 loan is about 65.4 percent of North Dakotans owned $60 less per month,” said Dave Flohr, a home. It is now estimated at 63.5 NDHFA homeownership division percent. director. A 1997 federal disaster declaration The greatest uptick in program activity allowed NDHFA to provide purchase is in Grand Forks County, almost double assistance to households impacted by last year’s. In Williams County, where a flooding including those who had limited number of entry-level homes previously owned a home and those are reportedly available, NDHFA’s loan whose income exceeded normal production is down 25 percent. The program limits. That special event greatest overall program use, as is the resulted in 280 loans in March 1998 and norm, is in Cass and Burleigh/Morton 268 in Sept. 1997. counties. NDHFA is a self-supporting state Private-sector lenders originate loans agency dedicated to making housing on NDHFA’s behalf and sell them to the affordable for all North Dakotans. The agency when the loans are closed. Year Industrial Commission of North Dakota, -to-date, the average loan purchased consisting of Governor Doug Burgum as by the agency is just under $167,000. chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General The limit for single-family homes Wayne Stenehjem, oversees the purchased is $271,164 to $303,882, agency. More information about depending on household size and the NDHFA’s homeownership programs is county in which the property is located. available online at www.ndhfa.org. NDHFA’s program is available to state The MAB Homefront || 24 || Summer 2018

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NDAB NEWS KIM SCHNEIDER

NDAB CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

COMING TOGETHER AND MAKING AN IMPACT June brought all the NDAB Directors, NDAB-PAC Trustees and Executive Officers from across the state together in Bismarck. Old friends and new friends alike gathered to discuss fundraising goals, contributions, elections, matters impacting the state and local communities, future and how we can continue to work united to keep NDAB moving forward as one. To each of the Directors and Executive Officers that took time away from your businesses and your families, we thank you! It is so vital to have representation from each of the six local associations to be sitting around the board table representing and being a voice for your association. NDAB was pleased to welcome special guests to our meeting as well. Secretary of State Al Jaeger joined the group to share what is happening at his office and some changes he foresees being brought forth during the upcoming legislative session. Julia Bogue, NAHB’s Federal Legislative Manager gave us a legislative update from what has been occurring at the National level. One thing to point out is that NAHB and NDAB sent out a call to action regarding Soft Wood Lumber and we are proud to say that our members answered! Thank you to all that took a moment to make your voice be heard! Our final guest was ND’s newest Regional Field Rep with NAHB, Matt Milroy. Matt is in Chicago and is out point of contact for members and staff to help navigate NAHB.

With the work comes the fun. NDAB hosted their annual Summer Legislative Social at the Luft in Bismarck. With having a rooftop bar, we were thrilled to have a beautiful evening, delicious food and great company! To all our sponsors, once again we say thank you! Your sponsorships help us to host these types of events and we were excited to welcome special guests that included the Secretary of State, State Legislators and city commissioner. Hosting our 2nd annual statewide corn hole tournament, eight teams competed to win the overall championship. Playing in his first NDAB tournament, Matt Milroy teamed up with Dawn Cruff from the HBA of Fargo-Moorhead to take home the coveted “Boss of the Toss” prize. To all those that joined and participated in the tournament or enjoyed the social, we thank you for taking time to spend your evening with us. Finally, we would like to take this time to congratulate NDAB Board of Director member from the BismarckMandan HBA, Greg Zenker, on his recent campaign and election to the Bismarck city commission. Exercising your right to vote is so vital and we encourage you all to vote in November. Many of the elections during the primary were decided by just a handful of votes. Every vote matters! Take care, Kim Schneider

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NDAB NEWS DAN LINDQUIST NDAB 2018 PRESIDENT

Most home owners are lucky enough to be able to start 3. each day with a hot shower and a fresh cup of coffee. You might even take a few minutes to water your lawn or garden before heading off to work. This is all second nature, and you probably don’t spend much time thinking about your home’s water consumption. In fact, you may be surprised to learn a few fact about where and how your home uses water. 1.

2.

Kitchens Are Actually Pretty Efficient - You might be surprised to learn that when it comes to water use, kitchens are pretty low on the list of consumers. Dishwashers are extremely common in modern homes, and they use far less water than washing dishes by hand. You can save water, time, and ultimately money, by filling and running your dishwasher regularly.

Indoor Water Use - The majority of indoor water is 4. Lawns, Gardens, and Swimming Pools - A recent used in your home’s bathrooms. Toilets are the biggest Residential End Uses of Water (REUW) study found water users inside the house, with each flush requiring single-family homes used an average of 276 gallons of gallons of water. Shower faucets land in second place. water per day, with almost exactly half of that water is A recent study by the National Association of Home used outside the home. Though this consumption Builders found that single-family homes built after the largely spent watering lawns and gardens, particularly 1990s have an average of 3.1 toilets, 2.6 showers, and in hot climates that get very little rainfall, the increased 2.3 bathtubs. Luckily, innovations in water-saving prevalence of home swimming pools also contributes technology for showers and toilets have exploded in to high rates of average outdoor water use. recent decades, so it’s fairly easy to cut down on your Understandably swimming pools take a lot of water to bathroom water use with a few updates. After clean, fill, and maintain and many more homeowners bathrooms, laundry rooms consume the most water by are installing them. Be sure to stay alert to any local far. Though they’ve also been getting more and more notifications of water reduction throughout the efficient over the years, clothes washers still need summer. gallons of water to clean just one load of laundry. Knowing more about how and where your home uses Leaks Are Your Enemy - After bathrooms and clothes water will not only give you a better understanding your washers, leaks are actually the third highest consumer monthly water bill, but it can also help you to prioritize of indoor household water. Make sure you’re not what energy saving updates will give you the highest throwing money down the drain by ignoring seemingly return on investment. small leaks. Just one dripping faucet wastes gallons of water per day and could have a sizable effect on your This being the peak season for building and remodeling, we all know that our area provides us with the best in water bill. It’s worth the time and effort to find a weather to get out and enjoy the weekends with families. I professional to come in and fix the leaks you know hope your weekends are as enjoyable as mine. about and ask them to check out all your pipes to make sure everything is sealed tight and working All the best, properly. Dan Lindquist

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AROUND THE STATE BISMARCK MANDAN HOMEBUILDERS ASSOC.

DOT FRANK, EXECUTIVE OFFICER 701-222-2400 | WWW.BMHBA.COM Affordable housing and the search for solutions to a shortage can be the beneficiary of your participation in our Annual PAC Golf Tournament. We’ll be hitting the greens of Hawktree Golf Club on July 10 to raise funds for advocacy and PAC. Register a team today. The Annual Picnic attracted young and old to Dakota Zoo last month. The event generated $1692 in donations to the BSC Scholarship Fund. The association is participating in the Utility Rate Study the City of Bismarck is undergoing. It is anticipated that the base fee and usage fees for all user classifications will be impacted. Special assessments and infrastructure financing is an ongoing issue. The BMHBA, Chamber, BMDA and Realtors associations were recently asked to poll their members to gauge support for the suggested changes that include a new ½ cent sales tax and cap on property tax buy downs. With new elected officials, the association is excited to revisit concepts that could lessen the cost of homeownership. Ideas that will likely reappear include a property tax exemption for homebuyers and a property tax exemption for builders.

HOME BUILDERS ASSOC. OF FARGO-MOORHEAD

BRYCE JOHNSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 701-232-5846 | WWW.HBAFM.COM • The HBA of F-M hosted members for its Remodelers Council Picnic in May to celebrate National Remodeling Month. Over 170 members attended the event, making it the largest Remodelers Council Picnic ever! • The Spring Parade of Homes Celebration welcomed 130 members to cap off a great Parade event. Over $2,300 was raised for various Home Builders Care causes! • The July Golf Outing is sold-out and the August Golf Outing is close to being full. The HBA is looking forward to a sunny day on the course with 144 members July 10. • A proposal was put forward to eliminate special assessed tax districts in Fargo, shifting costs to higher utility fees. The HBA of F-M is opposed to the current plan that's been presented, but is staying engaged in discussions revolving around special assessed tax districts.

DICKINSON AREA BUILDERS ASSOC.

TIFFANEY DOLECHEK, EXECUTIVE OFFICER 701-483-0044 | WWW.DICKINSONAREABUILDERS.COM • Our Golf Scramble is scheduled for August 19th.

FORX BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

STACY ANDERSON, EXECUTIVE OFFICE 701-746-4536 | WWW.FORXBUILDERS.COM • We will be hosting our annual golf tournament September 13th at Valley Golf Course in East Grand Forks.

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AMBER ELIZONDO, EXECUTIVE OFFICER 701-572-5744 | WILLISTONBUILDERS.COM • Picnic and Hammer-Schlagen Tournament - August 21, 2018

NDAB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2018 PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Don Dabbert Jr. - Dabbert Custom Homes Todd Williams-Todd Williams Construction, LLC Mike Workman - Jordahl Custom Homes Charles Bon - C’est Bon Construction, Inc. Vern Hanson - Hanson Bros., Inc. Eric Berg - Eric Berg Construction, Inc. Michael Bullinger - Western Productions Jason Eid - Eid-Co Homes Tom Spaeth - Accent Kitchen & Bath Mark Spriggs - M & J Construction, Inc. Tyrone Leslie - Heritage Homes Todd Halle - T & S Custom Homes, Inc. Robert Leslie - Designer Homes Charles Zach - Zach Construction, Inc. John Gunkelman - Dakota Construction Greg Krueger - Krueger Construction Robert Kochmann - Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Gary Orth - Cornerstone Specialties

THE NDAB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A NEW PROGRAM THIS YEAR FOR OUR ASSOCIATES. THE NORTH DAKOTA PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATE PROGRAM WILL OFFICIALLY START TAKING APPLICATIONS IN JULY. For more information about NDAB’s Professional Builders Program or the NDAB’s Professional Associates Program contact Sara Frank: sara@ndbuild.com or 701-222-2401.

Back your PAC … your PAC backs you!

NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Political Action Committee. It is a non-partisan political action committee that provides support for candidates who are friends of the building industry. Contact NDAB at (800) 326-4746, (701) 222-2401 or info@ndbuild.com to contribute or learn more! North Dakota Association of Builders ❖ 1701 Burnt Boat Drive, Suite 201, Bismarck, ND 58503-0801 ❖ 701/222-2401 or 800/326-4746 ❖ www.ndbuild.com The MAB Homefront || 27 || Summer 2018

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NATIONAL NEWS

FINAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN RULE WILL BOOST SMALL BUSINESSES NAHB commended the Trump administration for issuing its final rule on association health plans (AHPs) that will help small businesses – including home building firms and local HBAs – rein in skyrocketing health care costs and provide better health coverage for workers. NAHB has been a long-time proponent of AHPs, which empower small businesses to pool together to purchase health insurance plans for their employees. In his comments on the new rule, which implements the executive order on AHPs signed by President Trump last fall, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel said: “It will grant small businesses access to better and more affordable health care plans, place these firms on an equal footing with large employers and unions when it comes to negotiating lower costs for coverage, and level the playing field for smaller companies that want to help their workers and their families with their health care needs.” Of particular importance to the home building industry, the rule will allow sole proprietorships and independent contractors to participate in the program, expanding access to affordable health coverage to small employers and selfemployed individuals. The final rule expands the ability of small businesses to join together locally or across state lines through a bona fide industry, professional, or trade association to become large purchasers of health insurance. This ability to establish AHPs across state lines will provide additional flexibility if HBAs seek to set up such a program and could help participating member businesses attract and retain talented workers by offering competitive benefits. The new rule also grandfathers existing regulations, so that HBAs that are already running successful AHPs can continue to offer affordable health coverage to their employees under their current system or choose to operate their program under the new definitions of the final rule. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the final rule will allow 4 million Americans, including 400,000 who otherwise would lack insurance, to join an AHP by 2023. To minimize disruption to the health care market, there will be a staggered rollout of the new rule as follows: All associations (new or existing) may establish a full-insured AHP on Sept. 1, 2018. Existing associations that sponsored an AHP on or before the date the final rule was published may establish a self-funded AHP on Jan 1, 2019.

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NATIONAL NEWS

INFECTIOUS DISEASE FROM INSECTS ON THE RISE Most home builders use extra caution when working outdoors in extreme heat, intense sun and other inclement weather conditions. But builders may also want to consider measures to protect themselves from diseasecarrying insects. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month released the results of a study showing a sharp increase in cases of infectious disease from mosquito, tick and flea bites between 2004 and 2016. Ticks were responsible for the majority (77%) of reported illnesses, and within that group, 82% were cases of Lyme disease. Reports of Lyme disease have doubled since 2004, with more than 36,000 cases in 2016 alone. But the CDC said that even their numbers drastically understate the real problem: Lyme disease infects an estimated 300,000 Americans each year.

Common symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, fatigue, and muscle and joint aches. There’s also a telltale skin rash, which often manifests in a ring shape on the body at the point of infection. Peak Lyme season is right now, May through July, so builders should be actively working to mitigate exposure risks. In 2003, OSHA issued a Safety and Health Information Bulletin on occupational exposure to Lyme disease that includes the following precautions: •

Avoid brushy, overgrown grassy and wooded habitats, particularly in spring and early summer when nymphal ticks feed.

Safely remove leaves, tall grass and brush from areas surrounding work areas or residential areas, thereby reducing tick, deer and rodent habitats.

Regularly apply tick-toxic chemicals (e.g., Damminix, Dursban, Sevin, etc.) to surrounding work or residential areas to suppress the tick population. Pesticides should be used only in accordance with federal Environmental Protection Agency and applicable state and local regulations.

Both OSHA and the CDC recommend wearing high boots or closed shoes that cover the entire foot, wearing light-colored long sleeved shirts when possible and using insect repellent sprays containing DEET on exposed skin. And always examine exposed skin for ticks after work.

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NATIONAL NEWS

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 4

Registration for the building industry's biggest event - the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) opens September 4. You'll be able to experience construction demos, new products and learn hot trends for less when you register during the month of September. Sign up for show updates at BuildersShow.com/signup and stay in the know.

BUILDER CONFIDENCE SLIPS TWO POINTS AS LUMBER PRICES SOAR “Builders are optimistic about housing market conditions as consumer demand continues to grow,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel. “However, builders are increasingly concerned that tariffs placed on Canadian lumber and other imported products are hurting housing affordability. Record-high lumber prices have added nearly $9,000 to the price of a new single-family home since January 2017.” “Improved economic growth, continued job creation and solid housing demand should spur additional single-family construction in the months ahead,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “However, builders do need access to lumber and other construction materials at reasonable costs in order to provide homes at competitive price points, particularly for the entry-level market where inventory is most needed.” Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, the HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the Northeast rose two points to 57 while the West and Midwest remained unchanged at 76 and 65, respectively. The South fell one point to 71.

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OSHA SILICA RULE VIOLATION DATA SHOWS WHERE INSPECTORS ARE LOOKING OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard went into effect in September, and after a 30-day grace period on citations for good-faith compliance efforts, OSHA inspectors began citing violations on Oct. 23.

Bloomberg Environment recently acquired and analyzed the OSHA citation data and found that the regulator cited 117 violations of the new rule in the first six months of enforcement – through April 23. The most common violations of the new standard include: 35 cited violations for failure to conduct an exposure assessment of worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica; 31 cited violations for failing to adhere to the Table 1 list of equipment/tasks and OSHA’s required engineering and work control methods and respiratory protection;

20 cited violations for lack of a written exposure control plan. Table 1 of the new standard outlines 18 procedures builders can follow as an alternative to monitoring air quality, like using stationary masonry saws equipped with an integrated water delivery system that continuously feeds water to the blade. The silica rule establishes a new standard for a permissible level of airborne silica on a job site. The vast majority of violations – 80% – were classified as serious. The highest fine imposed was $9,239, out of a maximum possible fine of $12,934. The data also shows that many of the new silica rule citations were made in conjunction with other general safety violations, meaning that the inspections of compliance of the new rule were made during other OSHA jobsite inspections. NAHB continues to work with OSHA to clarify some of the new requirements through an ongoing formal question and answer submission process. NAHB resources and background information for complying with the new rule can be found nahb.org/silica.

MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS


M I NOT AS SO C IAT IO N O F BU I LD E RS

ENTRY DEADLINE AUGUST 1ST, 2018 WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR ENTRY: • One full-color, full-page ad showcasing your home and craftsmanship in the Parade Magazine • Your entry online with up to 3 photos at www.minotab.com viewable by the public • Linked online company profile • Eye-catching front yard signs plus directional signs to help visitors find you • Hundreds of potential clients viewing your home in ONE DAY!

JOIN US SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM · MINOT, ND · $5 TICKETS PROVIDE ENTRY INTO ALL HOMES Register at www.minotab.com/parade or mail entry contracts to: Minot Association of Builders 606 Burdick Expy West Suite B Minot, ND 58701


2018 ENTRY

September 15th

CONTRACT Parade of Homes Entry Contracts MUST be returned to the MAB office by August 1st. One form must be completed for each home. Registration available online at www.minotab.com/parade.

Builder Information: (Name and address EXACTLY as it should appear in the Parade publication) Builder’s Company Name _____________________________________________________________________ Builder’s Company Address ___________________________________________________________________ Name of Contact Person _________________________________ Phone _____________________________

Contractors License Number __________________________________________________________________ Cell (for use during the Parade)____________________________ Contact’s Email _____________________

Parade Home Information: Name of Development or Subdivision ___________________________________________________ Street Address of Entry ___________________________________________ City ________________ Date Building Permit Issued __________ Exact Model Home Price: $__________

Undisclosed Price

(Prices cannot be changed after August 1st, 2018. No homes accepted with undisclosed price unless pre-sold)

ENTRY FEES: AUGUST 1ST, 2018 DEADLINE $300 (MAB Member Price) for First Home $150 for Each Additional Home $600 (Non-Member Price) for First Home $150 for Each Additional Home Fees must be paid with contract submission.

|Payment Type: Check Enclosed

Credit Card

Pay Online

Name on Card _______________________________________________ Billing Address _______________________________________________ Number of Homes Entered ________ Total Amount Paid ______ Circle One: Visa MasterCard Discover Amex Card # ______________________________________________________ Expiration Date __________ 3 Digit Security Code ____________ I would like a receipt via: Mail Email

SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS BY AUGUST 1ST TO COMPLETE YOUR ENTRY: This Entry Contract Parade of Homes payment Proof of liability insurance, contractors license and building permit 150 MAXIMUM Word Description Simple Written Directions Home Photo Company logo Per home (if more than one entry) list of subcontractors: Home Photo: DUE AUGUST 15TH, 2018 Deadlines are firm and necessary to ensure accuracy in the Parade magazine, tickets and advertisements. Please carefully consider the price you are submitting for each model home. Price changes will not be accepted after August 1st, 2018.

I have read and understand the foregoing agreement for participation in the 2018 Fall Parade of Homes and agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations set forth.

Signature ________________________________________ Company___________________________ Date ____________________ The actual Builder, not a representative, must sign this contract. The Builder is personally responsible for any information contained on this form. This contract is legal and binding.

606 BURDICK EXPRESSWAY WEST SUITE B MINOT, ND 58701 PHONE: 701-852-0496 EMAIL: CONTACT@MINOTAB.COM


JULY 23, 2018

TEAM/PLAYER REGISTRATION

9:30 - 10:45 TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION | 10:45 BUILDER BALL DROP | 11 AM SHOTGUN START

TOURNAMENT INCLUDES

Teams must be signed up by July 11th to receive a free MAB t-shirt. Registration costs $150 per person. • • • •

Light Breakfast Driving Range 18 Holes of Golf Golf Cart

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5 Hole-in-One Contests Pig Roast Dinner Door Prizes Gift Bag

Builder Ball Drop Ticket MAB T-Shirt Best Dressed Contest Putt for PAC (optional)

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GOLFER 1 INFORMATION

GOLFER 3 INFORMATION

NAME

NAME

COMPANY

COMPANY

CELL PHONE

CELL PHONE

EMAIL

EMAIL

T-SHIRT SIZE

T-SHIRT SIZE

GOLFER 2 INFORMATION

GOLFER 4 INFORMATION

NAME

NAME

COMPANY

COMPANY

CELL PHONE

CELL PHONE

EMAIL

EMAIL

T-SHIRT SIZE

T-SHIRT SIZE

(for text updates)

Mulligans (optional) String Auction (optional) PAC Poker (optional) Golf Tee Guess (optional)

(for text updates)

(S-2XL)

(S-2XL)

(for text updates)

(for text updates)

(S-2XL)

(S-2XL)

SPONSORSHIP Package Chosen

Total $

Sign Me Up

No Thanks

PAYMENT Registrations ____-_ x $150.00 each = $_______ Dinner Only Tickets ____-_ x $20.00 each = $_______

TOTAL

Enclosed

Bill Me

FILL OUT AND RETURN TO 606 BURDICK EXPY W STE B MINOT, ND 58701 OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.MINOTAB.COM/GOLF


COST

$200 PER 4 MAN TEAM - MEMBER $250 PER 4 MAN TEAM - NON-MEMBER $55 SINGLE SHOOTER - MEMBER $65 SINGLE SHOOTER - NON-MEMBER $20 MEMBER NON-SHOOTER (dinner and drink included)

$25 NON-MEMBER NON-SHOOTER (dinner and drink included)

SCHEDULE

1:00 PM FIRST FLIGHT REGISTRATION OPENS 1:30 PM FIRST FLIGHT BEGINS 3:00 PM SECOND FLIGHT REGISTRATION 3:30 PM SECOND FLIGHT BEGINS 5:00 PM DINNER SERVICE BEGINS 5:30 PM AWARD PROGRAM

AWARDS & RAFFLES

1ST PLACE INDIVIDUAL BEST TEAM SCORE DOOR PRIZES BEST TEAM THEME BEST INDIVIDUAL COSTUME ANNIE OAKLEY CONTEST WINNER

Spend an afternoon on the range with the Minot Association of Builders! Dress in your best 80’s gear, listen to 80’s music and take home a dozen roses to your someone special! The MAB’s Guns ‘n’ Roses Shootout will be held at the Minot Gun Club with registration starting at 1 PM on August 28th. Shooters may sign up as a 4 man team or individually. Shooters registering individually will be assigned to a team. Three rounds of trap, dinner and a drink are included in registration fee. SHOOTERS RESPONSITBILITY TO PROVIDE SHOTGUN

RETURN COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM AND PAYMENT TO: MAB, 606 BURDICK EXPY W STE B, MINOT ND 58701 OR REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.MINOTAB.COM/GUNSNROSES

BILL ME FOR THE FOLLOWING: Shooter #1

Email

Shooter #2

Email

Shooter #3

Email

Company

Cell Number (for text updates)

Company

Cell Number (for text updates)

Company

Cell Number (for text updates)

Available

Price

4 Man Team - Member

-

$200

4 Man Team - Non-Member

-

$250

Member Individual Shooter

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$55

Non-Member Indiv. Shooter

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$65

Non-Shooter - Member

-

$20

Non-Shooter - Non-Member

-

$25

Bullet Backer Sponsor

1

$750

Grub Staker Sponsor

2

$450

Oakley Opener

1

$350

Station Situation

3

$250

Mulligan Maker

1

$150

Sign Up Supporter

1

$100

TOTAL Shooter #4

Company

Email

Cell Number (for text updates)

$

REGISTRATION DEADLINE - AUGUST 24TH FIND MORE DETAILS ABOUT SPONSORSHIPS AT WWW.MINOTAB.COM/GUNSNROSES


606 Burdick Expy W Suite B Minot, ND 58701

PLACE YOUR AD HERE! CALL THE MAB OFFICE TO FIND OUT MORE. 852-0496

www.dakotafence.com 701-852-6263

2018 Summer MAB Homefront  
2018 Summer MAB Homefront