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Homefront January 2017

Judge Blocks Overtime Rule

2017 $500 Scholarship Announcement MAB is Going Green!

2017 Event Calendar Inside 2017 Color of the Year

February Lunch Hour Learning News

Happy New Year from the Minot Association of Builders!

The Builders Banquet


JANUARY 24TH, 2017

5:30 pm * GRAND HOTEL MINOT $30 FOR MAB MEMBERS AND GUESTS Banquet Details and Registration Available at Please RSVP by Thursday January 16th. Ticket Packages Available! Santa Claus Supreme Sponsor—$750— is recognized as the premier event sponsor. They also will be recognized from the podium at the event, through our website, e-newsletter and printed in the MAB Homefront. The Santa Claus Supreme sponsorship includes six dinner tickets.

Red Sweater Weather Sponsor—$300 — will be recognized from the podium at the event, through our website, enewsletter and printed in the MAB Homefront. Red Sweater Weather sponsorship includes four dinner tickets.

Oh Deer, Sponsor—$200—will be recognized from the podium at the event, through our website, enewsletter and printed in the MAB Homefront. Oh Deer, sponsorship includes two dinner tickets.

Penguin Pal Sponsor—$100—will be recognized from the podium at the event, through our website, enewsletter and printed in the MAB Homefront. Penguin Pal sponsorship includes one dinner ticket.

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2016 Board of Directors



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President: Christopher Dahl

United Rentals Vice President: Melissa Francisco

The MAB Homefront is a publication of the Minot Association of Builders.

Dakota Stone and Granite Secretary/Treasurer: Robb Rotramel

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Imm. Past President: Phil Risbrudt

K & R Contracting Senior Life Director: Bruce Walker

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Coldwell Banker Life Director: Joe Stenvold

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DIRECTORS Mitch Kraft (’15-’17)

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January 2017

Rob Orts (’16-’18)

Verendrye Electric Bill Huber (’16-’16)


Minot Lumber Al Schall (’16-’18)

Northstar Steel Kal Larson (‘16-’18)

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Dawn Rasmussen (’16-’18)

Century 21 Action Realtors

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Future Builders

STAFF Executive Officer: Elysha Head

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

January 9th—Minot City Council Meeting—6:30 PM January 11th—Home and Garden Show Meeting—4 PM—MAB Offices January 12th—MAB Board Meeting—MAB Offices January 13th—Membership Committee Meeting—12 PM—MAB Offices January 24th—MAB Builders Banquet

2016 Committees Governmental Affairs: Kal Larson and Chris Dahl PAC: Kal Larson and Joe Stenvold Finance: Robb Rotramel Home & Garden Show: Kasper Ziegler, Loren Vannett, Sheila Melaas, Melinda Lloyd, Rob Orts, Melissa Francisco, Carissa Visoscky, Mitch Kraft, Minda Stockdill, Mike Frank Membership: Rob Orts, Dawn Rasmussen, Melissa Francisco, Chris Dahl Nominating: Phil Risbrudt, Al Schall Events: Rob Orts, Phil Risbrudt, Dawn Rasmussen, Robb Rotramel, Amanda Geinert, Becky Bertsch, Joe Stenvold, Carissa Visocsky, Chris Dahl Parade of Homes: Steve Siemieniewski, Jim Hart, DelRae Zimmerman, Brittany Dahl, Mataya Lafontaine, Jo Bahl, Kimberly Keller Steering: Eric Wanner, Bill Huber

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Your monthly news update from the Minot Association of Builders.

President’s Message I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season! I am eager to jump in with both feet as the 2017 President of the Minot Association of Builders! For most of you last year was a little slower than years past but I believe 2017 is full of promise. With 2016 now behind us I think everyone is looking forward to an eventful 2017 construction season! We have some very exciting events coming up in 2017 and I look forward to seeing all of our members in attendance! If you have not done so already please get your booths reserved for the Home and Garden show in March. We have added some new events to the show that you don’t want to miss like the Ready Builders Lego Homebuilding Competition, Pub in the Park, Belt Sander Races, the Youngster Yard and Adult Workshops!! I mean it when I say we have something for everyone and the 2017 Home and Garden Show will be a great experience for the whole family. We will have plenty of new events this coming year as well like Hard Hat Happy Hours and the Tool Belt Barbecue. If we have not had the pleasure of meeting, I look forward to seeing you at one of our events this year. Let’s have a safe and prosperous year! Chris Dahl 2017 MAB President

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

Ackerman Surveying and Associates | Rollan Ackerman

American Family Insurance | Mike Lucy

Century 21 Action Realtors | Dawn Rasmussen

B & B Insulation | Jody Braasch

City of Minot | Mike Murphy

Glass Doctor | Mike Nogosek

Gutter Topper of ND | Tim Lingelbach

Heartland Developers | Michael Duffy

Hebron Brick and Block Supply | Phil Berg

Hight Construction | Jay Hight

North Central Service | Michael Hauf

Prairie Engineering | Jason Hunze

Pringle Herigstad Law Firm | Laurie Honadel

RDO Equipment | Gordy Nord

January 2017

MEMO FROM THE EO What a wonderful time to be a member of MAB! You have so many opportunities to connect with Builders and Associate members in 2017! Our Committees would love to welcome new members so you can help direct our vision and activities. We’re planning a few new events this year. Our Hard Hat Happy Hour will be a great time to bring a potential member and have drinks and conversation with other members. The Tool Belt Barbecue is a fun get together this spring. More details about both events will be released soon! Don’t forget to get signed up to be an exhibitor at the 2017 Home and Garden Show! Spots are filling up quickly! We’ve had a great response from vendors this year and we look forward to seeing you all there! There are so many reasons to be part of MAB in 2017 – get involved and see for yourself!

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Your monthly news update from the Minot Association of Builders.

January 2017

MINOT PERMIT REPORTS THROUGH December 23, 2016 Ward County Building Permits

M inot Building Permits

1500 1000 500 0







1133 598


60 191 181 2 95 2013 2014 2015 2016

50 40 30 20 10 0

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$208,000.00 $200,000.00




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Single Fami ly Commercial

Single Family Multi-Family

November Building Permits - Minot $50 0,000.00

17 2

$33,000.00 $54,000.00 $19,000.00 $40,000.00 $4,300.00


Building Permit Type

Single Family Dwelling Residential Remodel Commercial Remodel Detached Garage & Carports Attached Garages & Carports Accessory Buildings Egress Windows Demolition Residential Demolition Commercial

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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 volumeproducing regions of the U.S. and Canada. Information provided by Random Lengths.

Builder confidence in the market for newlybuilt single-family homes jumped seven points to a level of 70 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest reading since July 2005. Lumber prices are steady to higher than the five week average at this point. Plywood and OSB sheeting are higher than the 5 week average with some increasing by as much as 10%. As the national single family starts keeps increasing we will likely continue to see a steady to strong market. Submitted by:

Bill Huber

MAB Board Member and Manager of Minot Lumber and Hardware

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January 2017

(Reported thru 12/222/16 from NAHB) SUPER SPIKES: (250-499 Credits) John Coughlin (487.5) Todd Brady (338) Bruce Walker (336) Joe Stenvold (303) ROYAL SPIKES: (150-249 Credits) Gary Kramlich (202.5) Joel Feist (174) RED SPIKES: (100-149 Credits) Greg Aasmundstad (109) GREEN SPIKES: (50-99 Credits) Rob Orts (92.5) Jim Montgomery (75) Bill Huber (68) John Lund (63.5) Dave Lebrun (57.5)

Karen Engle (52.5) LIFE SPIKES: (25-49 Credits) Cindy Snay (50.5) Kal Larson (46)

|READY? LET’S DO THIS! | In 2017, the Minot Association of Builders is looking forward to making newsletter changes! We’re going green! In an effort to save paper, trees and a few headaches, we’re going to slowly change from printed to electronic newsletters! Don’t worry though! This is an opt-in program! If you would prefer to continue receiving your printed newsletter, do nothing at all. If you would like to receive the electronic version of our newsletter ONLY, email Elysha at!

Joe Kraft (40) Pam Karpenko (31.5) Mitch Kraft (28) BLUE SPIKES: (6-24 Credits)

Clyde Thorne (16) Eric Wanner (16) Lauri Hopwood (14.5) Matt Geinert (10.5) Dwight Flygare (8) Leonard Niess (7.5) Kevin Connole (6.5) Stacey Abel (6)

CANDIDATES: (1-5 Credits) Phil Risbrudt (5) Rich Priesing (3.5) Jim Christ (3) Todd VanDusen (3) Pat Bailey (3) Christopher Dahl (3) Sheila Melaas (2)

Elysha Head (2) Dale Zarr (1) Steve Siemieniewski (1) Reid Kubeseh (1) Al Schall (0.5)

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January 2017

Realtors in the News Realtor of the Month

Meet Your Local Realtor: Clyde Thorne

Realtor of the Month

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January 2017

Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule In a victory for NAHB, a federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 granted a preliminary injunction to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. The rule, which was scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, would double the minimum salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476.

NAHB joined other business groups in filing a legal challenge to the overtime rule on Sept. 20. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. In addition, 21 states have also filed suit challenging the rule and the two lawsuits have been consolidated. The parties have filed motions for a summary judgment. While the injunction is only temporary, the ruling by Judge Amos Mazzant sent a strong signal that he could likely side with NAHB and our business coalition. “The State Plaintiffs have shown a likelihood of success on the merits because the Final Rule exceeds the Department’s authority,” Mazzant wrote in his opinion. Working with House and Senate lawmakers and members of our business coalition, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity, NAHB has been leading the effort to mitigate the effects of the overtime rule. In addition to the lawsuit, the association is asking Congress to phase-in the new salary requirements, as well as provide permanent relief from the rule’s provision to automatically update the salary threshold every three years. As NAHB keeps working toward permanent relief, the association will continue to provide members with the tools they need to comply with the new overtime requirements in the event that the court rules against NAHB, our business coalition and the 21 state attorneys general.

Do you know a student that’s headed into the building profession after high school? Send them our way! We’re giving away a $500 scholarship to a qualifying student! This program offers an opportunity for high school seniors pursuing a trade school education to apply for a scholarship award. Email or call 852-0496 for more information!

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January 2017

Fed Raises Interest Rates For just the second time since the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve increased its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points. While still low, the rate increase continues the path toward higher interest rates and a normalized monetary policy after years of stimulative policy designed to support an economic recovery. The current outlook is for three additional rate hikes in 2017. Economic growth remains modest, though the pace could increase with a fiscal stimulus in the form of deficit-financed tax cuts or government spending increases as the Trump administration takes office. The move by the Fed is consistent with recent labor market data, which reveal tight employment conditions. The unemployment rate declined to 4.6% in November, as 178,000 jobs were created during the month, of which 19,600 positions were in the home building and remodeling sector. Over 120,000 jobs have been created in residential construction within the last year. While solid employment figures are good news for housing demand, ongoing labor constraints are an inflation risk and a motivation for the Fed to continue raising rates in 2017.

–NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz

2017 Color of the Year Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront - it is an omnipresent hue around the world. A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of

personal passions and vitality.

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year? A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

PENCILS UP Have you been asked the question, “What does MAB do?” Are your professional contacts looking for opportunities to get involved with the community? Do you know anyone who could benefit from being part of MAB? We are sure you answered “yes” to some or all of these questions—so help us grow MAB by creating a list of prospective members. New members can be your subcontractors, lenders, realtors, suppliers, name it! Referrals are an integral part of our growth as an association. Call Elysha today at 701-852-0496 or email her at to suggest new members! We are planning a large membership drive in May! It’s a great way to get involved with our group!

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2017 Events July 31st, 2017

January 24th, 2017

MAB Golf Tourney

Builders Banquet

August 2017

March 2nd, 2017

Trap Shoot

Home Show Preview Night Sponsored by Town and Country Credit Union

March 3-4th, 2017 Home and Garden Show

April 2017

September 16th, 2017 Parade of Homes

October 24th, 2017 Hard Hat Happy Hour

November 2017

Hard Hat Happy Hour

Kid's Workshop - more details soon!

May 2017

December 2017

Tool Belt Barbecue

Builders Banquet

NAHB Challenges Flawed WOTUS Rule NAHB and its industry partners presented their first brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that challenges the Waters of the U.S. rule in November. “The Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of the Waters of the U.S. rule because it is deeply flawed, arbitrarily written, and provides no clarity or certainty to members of the regulated community,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady in a press statement. “The brief hammered home those points and several others: The water rule does not conform to Congress’s intent or Supreme Court precedent and is not supported by scientific evidence. Further, the EPA deprived the public of a meaningful opportunity to comment on critical aspects of the rule and the agency violated the law by conducting grassroots lobbying. “Meanwhile, two reports from Congress, one released just last week, corroborate these facts and highlight that the rule was politically motivated and based on flawed scientific analysis. While there is a high likelihood that the EPA’s water rule is illegal, builders face an increasing backlog in obtaining federal permits. In turn, these bureaucratic delays increase project costs and harm housing affordability. “It could be more than a year before we get a final decision. Therefore, Congress must act now to prevent this rule from moving forward,” Brady said.

Save The Date! March 3rd and 4th, 2017 NDSF Center

January 2017

HUMPHREY’S JOINING FIRST WESTERN INSURANCE First Western Insurance is pleased to announce Mike Humphreys, president and owner of Humphreys Insurance & Surety, Inc., and his staff have joined First Western Insurance as of December 1, 2016. This results in a staff of 25 licensed insurance agents with over 400 years of insurance experience. First Western Insurance is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in North Dakota. First Western Insurance will continue to service Minot and the 17 states in which we are licensed from our three Minot locations. You can visit with any of our agents at these locations: 2105 16th Street NW; 900 South Broadway; and the current Humphreys offices at 415 20th Avenue SW. First Western Bank & Trust continues to focus on the commitment to our local community and customers.

Parade of Home Passes Ready Builders Lego Homebuilding Competition Pub in the Park Presented by Lowe’s Garden Center Belt Sander Races Workshops Presented by the Market on 4th The Youngster Yard


Lego Landscaper - $500

Do you have a junior builder in your house? The Minot Association of Builders is hosting it’s first annual Lego homebuilding competition at the Home and Garden Show on March 4th, 2017. Children ages 5-12 will compete in building houses out of Legos. Structures can be single or multi-family, but must be homes. The homes will be judged on creativity and structure. Free for children meeting the age requirements. 20+ kids will compete in each of the two age groups. Winning entries will be displayed at the Minot Association of Builders booth.  Business logo on all print marketing  Business logo on electronic marketing  Business recognition through event signage  4 free tickets for giveaways

Complete the contract for exhibition space. Please see back of form for installation information, rules and regulations.

Complete the contract for exhibition space. Please see back of form for installation information, rules and regulations. The Home and Garden Show is proud to host a myriad of activities for children and all attendees. Sessions will run throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. If you are interested in sponsoring an event please contact the MAB offices at 852-0496 or Final timelines TBA. Tentative Class and Activity Timelines Friday (12 PM to 7 PM)

Saturday (10 AM to 5 PM)

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Market on 4th

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Lego Comp.

3 PM to 5 PM - Market on 4th

12 PM to 1 PM - Market on 4th 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Lego Comp. 3 PM to 4 PM - Market on 4th


Friday March 3rd—12 PM to 7 PM Saturday March 4th—10 AM to 5 PM

Spectacular Show Sponsor - $150


These sponsors will be recognized by name in home show circular, through our website, digital and printed newsletter, the MAB Homefront and on event signage at the Home and Garden Show.


NDSF Center - Magic Place Minot, North Dakota

$4 and Open to the Public


1 Booth



2 Booths



3 Booths



4 Booths



$200 for each additional booth


MAB Members—$2.00 sq.ft | Nonmembers $2.75 sq. ft 2 Booth Minimum (all 700 and 800 Booth Numbers)


Thursday, March 2nd (10 AM to 9 PM) Final Set Up: Friday, March 3rd (8 AM to 11:30 AM)

MOVE OUT SCHEDULE Saturday (5:30 PM to 9 PM) Sunday (8 AM to 5 PM)

March 3RD - 12 PM to 7 PM

March 4TH - 10 AM to 5 PM

Renew. Refresh. Redesign. We at the Minot Association of Builders determined it was time to try something new. The 2017 Home and Garden Show will have a new look! You’ll see a whole host of new activities intended to refresh and reinvigorate the Show!

Parade of Home Passes

Want to learn more about the 2017 Parade of Homes? The Home and Garden Show is the perfect place to get the first details of next year’s Parade and be the first to pre-buy tickets!

The Youngster Yard

Do you want to keep shopping but the kids are ready to go home? Let them play at the Youngster Yard! Make a Scene Kids Theater will have a theater set up for kids to partake in as well as other activities!

The Pub in the Park

The Pub in the Park presented by Lowe’s Garden Center will welcome you into the Home and Garden Show. It’s an indoor park that will feature landscaping, plants, flowers and even grass INSIDE the Magic Place room! Visit the Pub to rest your feet after a long day of planning your future!

have a junior builder in your house? The Minot Association of Ready Builders Lego Do you Builders and Ready Builders are hosting the first annual Lego Home Building homebuilding competition at the Home and Garden Show on March 4th, Competition 2017. Children ages 5-12 will compete in building houses out of Legos.

Belt Sander Races Preview Night

Sponsored by Town and Country Credit Union


Is your belt sander bad to the bone? We won’t believe it unless we see it! Dress your sander up or bring it as is to compete against others! The fastest one wins! All Association members, guests and exhibitors are invited special evening sponsored by Town and Country Credit Union to get a preview of the Home and Garden Show the night before it begins on Thursday, March 2nd from 6 PM until 8 PM. Join us for appetizers and cocktails! Get a peak at the Pub in the Park as well as the rest of the new features for 2017! Have trouble getting into those sold out Market on 4th workshops? You’re in luck! The Market on 4th is coming to us! Join us Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th for two workshops a day! 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701 701-852-0496

The Minot Association of Builders presents the FIRST ANNUAL

PREVIEW NIGHT! Sponsored by Town and Country Credit Union A MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT 6-8 PM Thursday March 2nd, 2017 NDSF Center—Magic Place

All Association members, guests and exhibitors are invited to get a preview of the Home and Garden Show the night before it begins on Thursday, March 2nd from 6 PM until 8 PM. Join us for appetizers and cocktails and an acoustic show from Even5! Get a peak at the Pub in the Park and the rest of the new features for 2017! MAB MEMBERS NOT EXHIBITING IN THE HOME & GARDEN SHOW CAN PURCHASE EXTRA TICKETS AT A COST OF $5 PER TICKET. Please note that exhibitor passes will get you into the Preview Night. Exhibitors will be given four (4) passes each so you do not need to purchase tickets unless you have more guests than you have passes for the show. If this is the case, they are available for $5 per ticket. RSVP on our website or email



2017 Minot Association of Builders Home and Garden Show NDSF Center—Magic Place Friday, March 3rd 12 PM - 7 PM Saturday, March 4th 10 AM - 5 PM 1.

Please complete this agreement and attach a COPY OF YOUR LIABILITY INSURANCE as well as payment in full and mail to: Minot Association of Builders 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B

We agree to abide by the rules and regulations governing the Home and Garden Show as attached to this contract. PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING CONTRACT.

2. Company Legal Name

DBA Name (If Different)

Website Contact Name


Email Company Address






Our preferences for space(s) are as follows. However, we understand if requested space is not available, the show management will notify us and every effort will be made to obtain satisfactory space. Reserving tables and chairs are optional and a flat, 10 dollar fee. Electricity is available with your own extension cord. SAVE ON BOOTH FEES BY BECOMING A MAB MEMBER! EXHIBIT SPACE REQUESTED

First Choice

Number of Booths






Third Choice

Number of Tables


Total Square Feet of Bulk Space

Number of Chairs


Second Choice


If yes, what is your permit number?

SOCIAL MEDIA Please list your social media accounts.



7. Signature


Please retain a photocopy of this form for your own records.

606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701 701-852-0496

NDAB NEWS Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders - January 2017

Happy New Year!

Time to Come Together

Hello fellow Happy New Year! It is hard to believe 2016 is behind us already Many of you will probably be reading this around the time of IBS. I hope to see many of you there. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and reflect on where we have been Eric Brenden and look forward to 2017. My name is Eric 2017 NDAB President Brenden. I have worked at Northwest Contracting in Bismarck since 1998. My wife, Tara, has been teaching Math at Bismarck High for the past 10 ½ years. We have three children, ranging in age from 13 to 3. I would like to thank our past president Arnold Karsky for his service this past year. It has been a privilege working with Arnold, and I know that he will continue to be involved in the Association for years to come. I would also like to thank all of the committee members and the board of directors. Many of them have spent countless hours working behind the scenes on behalf of the Association. Finally, I would like to thank our outgoing directors for the work they have done the last several years for NDAB. As I mentioned at the annual banquet, the mission of the ND Association of builders is to represent the professional building industry through legislation, information, and education. This year is a legislative year, and I believe that one of the most valuable member benefits are the efforts of the local, state, and national associations to promote builder friendly legislation. There are many examples of legislation that NDAB has promoted in the past that have helped keep housing more affordable. One specific example was the fire sprinkler legislation from a few years ago. North Dakota became the first state in the nation to prevent fire sprinkler codes from being mandated in the state building code for single family homes and duplexes. Since that time, several states have passed similar laws that have been modeled after ours. I would encourage everyone to get involved. One person can, and often does, make a difference. However, the more people that we have engaged, the more our voice is heard at the Capital. Finally, I would like to thank our membership for the opportunity to serve as your President for the upcoming year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with the NDAB staff, committee members, and our board of directors in 2017. Eric Happy New Year!

As we ring in the New Year NDAB is also excited to welcome new Board Members and members across the state! 2016 was a busy year for NDAB and we are looking forward to presenting new opportunities to our membership, visiting each of the six local associations (hope to meet you!) and continuing our strong advocacy work. Kim Schneider NDAB Executive Officer

Last month we all came together as we teamed up with the Bismarck-Mandan HBA to host our Annual Awards Banquet in Bismarck. We had a fun night reflecting back on a successful 2016, presenting awards, swearing in our 2017 NDAB Board of Directors, reconnecting with friends and ending the night with laughter brought to us by a construction comedian. It was a great escape from the cold and snow! One important event of the night was the passing of the hammer as we gave a heartfelt thank you to our 2016 NDAB State President, Arnold Karsky. Arnold, along with his family and his business, dedicated countless hours and miles to NDAB and we feel so fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers in our organization willing to work hard for the building industry. With the outgoing of Arnold, we are proud to announce our 2017 NDAB State President, Eric Brenden. Eric and his family live in Bismarck and he has taken the opportunity to introduce himself in his article. Thank you to Eric, Tara and their children for their dedication and support through the years as Eric climbed the NDAB ladder to the position of State President. We are excited for your year ahead as our leader! We truly value all of our Board Members and the time and dedication they put into serving on the board. We also send our heartfelt thank you to the board members families for the time away. Thank You! We are proud to announce that at our banquet we also presented four state-wide awards. Congratulations to our winners: Builder of the Year: Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting, FM HBA Associate of the Year: Dawn Cruff, Green Team Reality, FM HBA BEAM Award: Chad Moldenhauer, K&L Homes, Bis-Man HBA Membership Award: Bryce Johnson, Fargo-Moorhead HBA January is also the month to renew your sponsorships or sign up for one! Your company can be an annual Partner or maybe you are interested in just one of our statewide events. We have many great options and opportunities to display your logo be provided recognition. If interested in learning more, please contact our office at 701-222-2401 or visit our website for details.

Cheers to a New Year, I look forward to an exciting year ahead! Take care, Kim Kim Schneider

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 to contribute or learn more!

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Around the State their years on the board of trustees, and welcomes Trevor Odden, Stone Ridge Builders, LLC. The 2016 Membership Directory & Consumer Guide is off to the printer, the new guide will be available in January.

Dot Frank, Executive Officer 701-222-2400

2017 board members were sworn in at the Dec 1 Annual Banquet. Shannon Reichenberg of Diversity Homes will serve as the association president.

The HBA drummed up support for school children. Members donated buckets for each 4th grade student at Red Trail Elementary bucket band.

The Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo was Dec 1. Over 2,700 ninth-grade students attended and tried out power tools, operated equipment and learned about a multitude of careers.

The HBA’s communications intern Ashley Germann said goodbye Dec. 1. She graduated from Minnesota State UniversityMoorhead in mid-December and moved to Chicago. The HBA welcomes Haley Foster and Liza Thompson as communications and public affairs interns for 2017 spring semester.

Bismarck City Commissioners and staff sat down with the association in December to discuss better processes for buildingrelated change and communication. Home show exhibit space is filling fast. The 2017 event will take place on Feb. 17-18 at the Bismarck Event Center. Visit for details.

Dickinson Area Builders Assoc. Tiffaney Dolechek, Executive Officer 701-483-0044

The 2017 DABA Annual Christmas Party and Awards Banquet was held on December 8th at the Ramada. We had 121 RSVP’s and 32 Silent Auction items donated. We are splitting all silent auction donation profits between two local non-profit organizations: the Sunset Senior Center and the Dickinson Optimists Club. Thank you to our event sponsors, Winn Construction and Bosch Lumber, our Drink Sponsors Biersbach Equipment and Supply and Montana Dakota Utilities, and our Dessert Sponsor, Ameriprise Financial. We would also like to thank the entire committee for all of their hard work and all of the companies who donated and bid on silent auction items. It was a wonderful evening and we are excited to be able to give back to two great organizations! The DABA has created an Annual Marketing and Sponsorship guide with sponsorship opportunities for the entire year. We presented it at our Annual Christmas Party and will be sending it out to the entire membership. There are all inclusive options, as well as special event options. The DABA Home Show is scheduled for April 1st and 2nd! We have a great committee working hard and are planning to have an awesome show. We still have booth space open and are looking for vendors.

The New Year Celebration & City Night is January 26. This event features a popular Mayoral Panel as well as outlines the past year’s accomplishments and 2017 board installation.

Congratulations to Dawn Cruff, Green Team Reality, and Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting, for winning Associate of the Year and Builder of the Year from the North Dakota Association of Builders at its Annual Meeting last month.

The December Builders after Hours hosted by Keith’s Security World was a blustery winter evening, but that didn’t keep our members from coming out to network and enjoy good food and beverages that were provided by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors. The January General Membership meeting and Installation of Officers will be held this month at the Canad Inn. New Board of Director members and Officers will be installed.

Our annual Contractor’s Education Day will be held March 1st at the Ramada.

The 2017 Home Design & Garden Show is scheduled for March 31, April 1 and 2nd at the Alerus Center.

The Association is pleased to announce new 2017 member events. One such event is the Tool Belt Barbecue. In May of 2017, MAB members will gather to enjoy a picnic, play corn hole and other yard games and enjoy the nice weather! A final date and event details will be posted at a later time.

Williston Area Builders Association Mariah Bates, Executive Director 701-572-5744

On December 8th, WABA held a Legislative Social as our December Holiday GMM along with the Williston Regional Economic Development Corporation and our member sponsor KLE Construction LLC. This event included a social time with appetizers, drinks and Christmas music. We had a gift basket giveaway to raise money for Salvation Army, a 50/50 with our proceeds going to the Salvation Army. The Legislative discussion began at 7:00 pm with legislative representatives from District 1, 2, 4 and 39 introducing themselves and the committees they are a part of, bills they are supporting and other important information. After introductions, we opened it up for questions from our members and community members. The event was a success with almost 100 people in attendance and we raise over $700 for the Williston Salvation Army!

WABA Watford City Membership Drive meeting in Watford City will be held January 17, 2017.

2017 Williston Home and Garden Show will be April 7, 8, and 9th,

2017 BUILD-PAC and NDAB-PAC event will be held in Williston in June.

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The HBA of F-M thanks outgoing director Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Showroom, and welcomes Scott Persoon, Camrud-Foss Concrete Constr., Inc. Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation thanks Dan Parrow, ISR Homes, and Brad Morris, Midland Garage Door, Mfg. Co., for

Forx Builders Association Betty McDonald, Executive Officer 701-746-4536

Bryce Johnson, Executive Vice President 701-232-5846

Homebuilding Competition, Belt Sander Races and adult classes presented by The Market on 4th will give the show a different feel than year’s past.

Due to weather, the Builders Banquet has been rescheduled for January 24th. All tickets will be honored and the Association looks forward to seeing all the attendees to celebrate our group’s achievements of the past year. The Association is looking forward to all the changes the 2017 Home and Garden Show! MAB is optimistic that refreshing the show in a number of ways including Friday and Saturday dates will bring in higher Lego

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