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North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) BUILDER newsletter is the official newsletter of the NCBIA and is published monthly by the NCBIA. The NCBIA is an affiliate of the Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) & the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

NCBIA Office

5201 Waterford Dr. Sheffield Village, OH 44035 Phone: 440.934.1090 info@ncbia.com | www.ncbia.com

NCBIA Staff

Executive Officer Judie Docs | judie@ncbia.com Executive Assistant LaBreeska Bellan | labreeskancbia@gmail.com Administrative Assistant Ashlyn Bellan | ashlynncbia@gmail.com Marketing Associate Maria Sabala | maria.sabala.ncbia@gmail.com

2020 NCBIA Officers

President Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Vice President Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc.

Associate Vice President John Toth, Floor Coverings International Treasurer Steve Fleming, Shamrock Development Secretary Tim King, K. Hovnanian Homes - Ohio Division Immediate Past President Liz Schneider, Dollar Bank

2020 NCBIA Board of Directors

Dennis Willis, ActionCOACH TeamNEO Kelly Christy, Cleveland Custom Homes Mike Meszes, DRC Construction Dave Linna, Linna Homes & Remodeling Jason Rodriguez, Lorain County Joint Vocational School Mark Craig, Mark F. Craig, Esq. Jason Scott, North Star Builders Emily May Brunke, Northwest Bank Dave Weisenberger, Tusing Builders & Roofing Services

January 2020

Advertising Policy - The North Coast Building Industry Association reserves the right to reject advertising in the Builder newsletter based on content. Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement of the product or service advertised.

NCBIA Life Directors

Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Calvin Smith, Calvin Smith Builders Tom Caruso, Caruso’s Cabinets Bob Yost, Dale Yost Construction Liz Schneider Dollar Bank Mary H. Felton, Guardian Title Jack Kousma, Kousma Insulation Jeff Hensley, Lake Star Building & Remodeling Chris Majzun Sr., Majzun Construction Co. Chris S. Majzun Jr., Majzun Construction Co. Jim Sprague, Maloney + Novotny, LLC Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction Tom Lahetta, Tom Lahetta Builders, Inc.

2020 NAHB & OHBA Directors

These are our members who represent our local industry in Washington DC and Columbus.

Sr. NAHB Life Director

Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction

Ohio’s State Rep. to NAHB

Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction

OHBA Past Presidents Randy Strauss, 1996

2020 OHBA Trustees

Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Tim King, K. Hovnanian Homes – Ohio Division Jason Scott, North Star Builders

OHBA Area 2 Vice-President

Richard Bancroft, Bancroft Development

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SAVE THE DATE - Friday, May 8th, 2020

You are invited to participate in the orain County JVS Building Trades Career Expo

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Existing Homes Sales End Year with Solid Gains

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2020 Calendar of Events

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Virtual Parade of Homes is now FREE to Builder and Remodeler Members Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Letter from the President

20 HUD Secretary Cites Work to

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10 Executive Officer’s Report 11 JVS Save the Date: Building

Ease Affordability Woes

JVS Carpentry Student Incentive Program Brochure

Trades Career Expo

New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

12 OHBA Executive VP Column

25 Applying for Membership!

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25 Welcome New Members!

NCBIA is Taking a Stand Against Cancer: St. Jude

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2020 Home Show Sponsor flyer

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Eye on Housing: New Home Sales End 2019 with 10% Gain

16 Eye on the Economy: Home Building to Expand in 2020

18 In a Big Splash, EPA Chief

Announces New Water Rule at IBS

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Thank You for Renewing!

25 Sorry to See You Go! 28-32

Vacant Land Available

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Spike Update

NAHB Priced Out Estimates for 2020

CareWorks News

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Legislative Review

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Featured & Enhanced Listings on ncbia.com

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Sponsor Our Flag!

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BUILDER Ads Available!

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Photo Gallery: Installation Night


LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Benefitting OUR MEMBERS It’s a new year, a new decade, and a new leadership team for the NCBIA! This year, our focus is on how we can make the association the best it can be for each and every member we have. You should have received an email that we are looking for your input on how you think we can make the association the best it can be for 2020! Send us something you would like to see happen this year that will help us help you grow your business. Whether it be an idea for a networking event, an idea for how to make any of our existing events better, or something that goes along with Workforce Development. No idea is too small! Send your ideas to judie@ncbia. com and she will pass along to the board of directors to review at our strategic planning session in February! We appreciate your continued support of the North Coast Building Industry Association and we look forward to receiving your input! With almost 300 members our goal is to make sure everyone has the best experience they can possibly have within the association. As your president, I want it to be known that I am here for you with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. We want 2020 to be all about the members! Being a member of the NCBIA not only gives you access to all the great discounts our partners have to offer, but it also gives you membership to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA). That’s three memberships for the price of one! With those memberships you have access to all the great benefits the NCBIA has to offer. Some of those include, CareWorks Workers Compensation discounts (up to 53% off!), fuel discounts from Speedway, discounts on purchases of GMC vehicles and many more! To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website at www.ncbia.com and click on the Members tab.

Jeremy Vorndran of 84 Lumber

I am honored to be the president of the North Coast Building Industry Association this year and I believe that with your help and involvement we are going to make 2020 the best year yet!

Are you looking for more ways to get involved this year? Consider joining one of our many committees! Meetings are open to all members and I encourage you to sit in on a few different meetings to see where your skill set can be best utilized! Our committees include; Advertising & Marketing, Membership, Golf, Clambake, Home Show, Codes, Build Pac, Young Professionals, & Workforce Development. All meetings are posted on the calendar and published in the weekly enews update that comes out on Tuesdays! If you have questions about a committee, please feel free to call the office and Judie or Labreeska can get you all the information you may need! I am honored to be the president of the North Coast Building Industry Association this year and I believe that with your help and involvement we are going to make 2020 the best year yet! #TeamNCBIA

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February 29

NCBIA Home & Remodeling Show 9:00 - 5:00 Emerald Event Center, Avon

March 18

General Membership Meeting 5:00 - 7:00 Ahern’s, Avon Lake (more info to follow)

Proud of Someone in Your Family? In Your Company? Send info to judie@ncbia.com

April 8

Member Mixer

5:30 - 7:30 Home Appliance Sales & Service, Avon (more info to follow) *All meetings held at the NCBIA office unless otherwise shown.

Check the website at www.ncbia.com for upto-date changes, additions and corrections to these events! All are invited to attend these committee meetings! Come see how you can help!

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EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT

Marketing Opportunities TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS The North Coast Building Industry Association provides members an abundance of ways to strengthen brand recognition and generate new leads for your business. Build your business with a customized marketing plan offered by the North Coast Building Industry Association. Our marketing opportunities include digital, print and various event sponsorships. To name a few our marketing opportunities: •

Inclusion in the Membership Directory and Consumer Guide and listing on the NCBIA website are valuable reference guides for the public.

We offer advertising opportunities in the BUILDER newsletter, event programs, eNews Update, etc.

Participation and sponsorship opportunities at the Annual Golf Classic, Clambake, Virtual Parade of Homes, Home Show, three general membership meetings, Member Mixers and much more.

Committing to these early increases your visibility because your company name will be promoted as soon as you choose to participate.

by Judie Docs, CSP, MCSP, MIRM, CMP, CGP

The 2020 Marketing Guide which will be released in the next week was developed to help you plan your involvement and budget. Lock in pricing, as it is subject to change. All opportunities featured will be accompanied by descriptions to give you a better understanding of the events. Each marketing opportunity not only includes an investment amount, but also the recognition you can expect in return. You will also find various marketing opportunities featured in the monthly Builder Newsletters as well. Getting the most of your membership also means getting involved! We invite you to consider joining a committee or volunteering during events. It has been said many times before that people do business with people they know, like and trust. Get involved, get to know your fellow members, and you’ll be well on your way to helping each other grow your businesses! Your professional network is a powerful thing.

We are here to help you choose what works best for you and your organization.

We are here to help you choose what works best for you and your organization.

Call us any time at (440) 934-1090 Let’s Build a GREAT Year Together!

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SAVE THE DATE - Friday, May 8th, 2020

You are invited to participate in the Lorain County JVS Building Trades Career Expo The Lorain County JVS Building Trades Academy will host it’s 3rd Career Expo as a way to showcase the building trades and the numerous career options that are available. The Expo exposes students in grades 8-12 to the opportunities, emerging technologies, and skill sets encompassed in the building trades fields. All vendors are asked to provide a hands-on activity for students, to expose them to the variety of careers that exist in the building trades industry. Lorain County JVS 15181 State Route 58 Oberlin, Ohio 44074 10:00am - 2:00pm *rain or shine Registration details to follow


OHBA EXECUTIVE VP COLUMN

NO ONE Can Go it Alone Just returned from the NAHB annual convention. First, it was a spectacular event befitting the industry we serve. Second, the convention chairman was our own Fred Tobin of Canton. A proud moment for all of us from the Buckeye State. Here is just a sampling of the few issuers discussed; labor shortage, housing affordability, mass production through building in factories, impact of international trade deals on building materials, intrusion of excessive energy codes at the ICC, ban of natural gas in homes, lot shortages, housing shortages, WOTUS and land development exactions…I could go on but the point is simple; no one can go it alone and deal effectively with all these issues. This is partial array of issues we face on a regular basis. Granted, it is a big load but if not us watching the store; then who? It is a hearty challenge but all three levels of our associations are here to deal with the issues as they arise. What makes this engine of activity work well, is our membership. We are a collection of your knowledge and talents. You, as community leaders, reaching out to your legislators is of great value. This all enables the association to work and be effective.

by Vincent J. Squillace, CAE, OHBA Exec. VP

We need your continuing contribution and support. It’s easy to see the challenges are apparent and your participation is essential for success. No one can go it alone.

Group rating has enabled thousands of members to save tens of millions of dollars; All the while establishing reasonable safeguards and promoting the work of the bureau of workers’ compensation.

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North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) is taking a stand against cancer. We are raising funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s lifesaving mission of finding cures for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and I need your help to reach my fundraising goal. How your donation helps:

Support your community. Shop local businesses.

• Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment,

travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry

about is helping their child live.

• Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the

overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than

80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. We won’t stop

until no child dies from cancer.

• St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the

world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and

other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares the

discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude

means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that

knowledge to save thousands more children.

Thank you for your support! Together we can help St. Jude change the world.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday, February 29th, 2020 9am-5pm Emerald Events Center 33040 Just Imagine Dr., Avon, OH 44011

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Event Sponsor: NCBIA Member $2000

Everything on Supporting Sponsor list, PLUS booth space, logo on staff t-shirts and all printed advertising, mention in radio advertisements, option to have your company’s banner hung at show entrance and studio quality videos to promote your business!

Non-NCBIA Member $2500

Supporting Sponsor: $300

NEW this year: mention in radio advertisements!

Also your logo in event program, Facebook event page, slideshow during event, option to put promotional items in swag bag, and recognition in BUILDER newsletter. Lunch is provided for ALL sponsors!

My company would like to sponsor the 2020 NCBIA Home Show. (Please select below)

Event sponsors:

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EYE ON HOUSING

New Home Sales End 2019 with 10% Gain

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BY ROBERT DIETZ

ew home sales were effectively flat in December, after downward revisions for prior months. However, the sales pace for newly-built single-family homes ended 2019 with a gain of 10%, increasing to a total of 681,000. This marks 2019 as the best year for new home sales since the Great Recession. Contracts for new, single-family home sales declined slightly in December by 0.4% to a 694,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates from the joint release of HUD and the Census Bureau. The acceleration of new home sales during the second half of 2019 returns the new home sales pace to the general trend line it has been on since the end of the Great Recession. This general rising trend for new home sales, after the housing affordability crunch of 2018, suggests additional construction gains in 2020. Sales are being supported by ongoing low interest rates and historically low unemployment. The current months’ supply of new single-family homes stands at a healthy level of 5.7 after peaking at an elevated 7.4 in December 2018. After rising over much of the post-Great Recession cycle, new home inventory measurably declined from January of 2019 until stabilizing in September and rising slightly in recent months. The count of completed, ready-to-occupy new homes is just 78,000 homes nationwide. Median new home sales price (price of a home in the middle of the distribution) has been rising as inventories of resale and new homes remain tight. Median new home sales price increased to $331,400 in December. Regionally, over the course of 2019, new home sales were up 14% in the South, 15% in the West (led by the Mountain states), and down 7% in the Midwest and 9% in the Northeast.

January 2020

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EYE ON THE ECONOMY

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Home Building to Expand in 2020 BY ROBERT DIETZ

olid economic growth, low unemployment and continued low mortgage interest rates are creating strong housing demand at the start of 2020. And the critically low supply of existing homes means that the demand for new construction is rising in most housing markets. In fact, the NAR data for December showed the seasonally adjusted pace of existing home sales was at a two-year high, with demand-adjusted inventory falling to just a three-month supply. Consequently, builder sentiment, as measured by the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), registered at a high level of 75 in January, near a 20-year high. The confidence score reflects the totals from the December Census housing starts report, which detailed blockbuster numbers for both single-family and multifamily construction. Single-family starts were up 17% from the November seasonally adjusted pace as the second half construction rebound continued. For 2019 as a whole, single-family starts ended the year 1.4% higher than 2018, despite the slow start of the year. Apartment construction also surged more than 30% from the November pace, with preliminary estimates revealing a postrecession high of just over 400,000 multifamily starts. Some caution should be taken with the numbers in December, as the month is often subject to revisions and is sensitive to seasonal adjustment calculations. But the trend for the data suggests national gains going into 2020. Finally, the number of open construction sector jobs in November fell to a non-seasonally adjusted 214,000, down from 279,000 a year prior. Some of the decline is due to hiring softness in recent months, but we are forecasting that 2020 may be the first year in which many of the efforts designed to bring more individuals into the construction sector will begin paying dividends.

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NAHB NOW

IN A BIG SPLASH FOR HOUSING

EPA Chief Announces New Water Rule at IBS

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nvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler today announced a final, new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas that resolves years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. “The Navigable Waters Protection Rule is a big win for states, municipalities, builders and developers, landowners and the American public,” Wheeler said in remarks to the NAHB Leadership Council. “It will make it easier to understand where the Clean Water Act applies and, as importantly, where it does not.” The EPA chief also noted the new water rule is good for the economy and the environment.

The final WOTUS rule addresses many of the serious concerns that NAHB had over the Obama-era regulation enacted in 2015 by the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) that included unprecedented expansion of federal jurisdiction that Congress did not intend or authorize. The 2015 rule regulated man-made ditches, isolated ponds and other temporary features that form in response to rainfall and exhibit few wetlands characteristics — all of which are a far cry from the “navigable waters” targeted by the Clean Water Act. The 2015 WOTUS rule was subject to several legal challenges that halted its implementation nationwide. For example, in August 2019 the U.S. District Court for Georgia issued a decision finding that the substance of the 2015 rule violated the Clean Water Act. In September 2019, EPA and the Corps repealed it and reinstated a rule that was finalized in 1986. The 1986 rule also suffered from ambiguity and was challenging to implement at development sites. The final rule announced today replaces the 1986 rule and narrows the extent of federal jurisdiction by excluding isolated water bodies, “ephemeral” waters that only form in response to rain, and most ditches. This means that builders and developers should require fewer Clean Water Act permits. It will also allow many builders and developers to determine for themselves whether they will need federal permits for construction activities. Moreover, the new WOTUS rule respects states’ rights and maintains the strong protections of the Clean Water Act by clarifying which level of government oversees which body of water.

“It will help business owners spend less money and time making decisions about whether their waters are waters of the United States and more time running their businesses and strengthening the nation’s economy,” Wheeler said. “Our Navigable Waters Protection Rule will continue to ensure America’s water protections — among the best in the world — remain strong, while giving states and tribes the flexibility and certainty to manage their waters in ways that best protect their natural resources and local communities.”

“After today, my hope is that home builders and land developers across the country can refocus on building communities instead of meeting with lawyers,” Wheeler said. For more information, contact Evan Branosky at ebranosky@nahb.org or 800-368-5242 x8662.

“NAHB commends EPA Administrator Wheeler for finalizing a new definition for the waters of the U.S. rule that will boost housing affordability by clarifying the limits of federal jurisdiction over certain ‘waterbodies,’” said NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde. “By excluding most man-made ditches and isolated ponds on private property from federal jurisdiction, the new rule will correct the vast overreach of prior rules, restore common sense to the regulatory process, reduce project costs and maintain environmental protection of our nation’s waterways.”

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HUD SECRETARY

Cites Work to Ease Affordability Woes

businesses. The pilot began on Jan. 1 and will run through June 30, 2020. The secretary also congratulated NAHB on the launch of its newest mobile app, the Pocket Guide to Fair Housing Act Accessibility. The app was partially funded by an educational grant from HUD and will enable builders and developers to determine if the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility requirements apply to their housing project and, if so, provide a quick reference guide to the seven basic accessibility requirements for compliance with the law.

U.S.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson said today he is committed to working with NAHB and other stakeholders to seek solutions to the nation’s housing affordability crisis. Speaking at the NAHB Leadership Council meeting in Las Vegas in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show, Carson said: “Addressing our country’s affordable housing challenges will take innovation not just in physical construction and development, but also innovation in developing housing choice. For example, municipalities may help alleviate barriers to renting apartments by providing renters with financing alternatives beyond a traditional lump-sum cash security deposit.” President Trump last year signed an executive order establishing the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing. “This council, which I have the privilege to chair, is working with local leaders and citizens to identify and remove regulatory burdens that block affordable housing development,” Carson said.

Last year, NAHB and HUD teamed up to host the inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase on the National Mall. The five-day event explored the latest housing technologies that are helping to improve housing affordability. Carson announced that HUD will continue the Innovative Housing Showcase as an annual tradition and that NAHB will once again co-host this year’s event, which will take place in September. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria, whose agency oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks, also appeared before the NAHB Leadership Council to discuss the health of the housing finance system. “We are finally seeing income growth that can support housing markets,” said Calabria. “But there is still weakness in the mortgage market. We need to have a housing finance system that is competitive, liquid and resilient.” Calabria said he is working with the Treasury Department to raise the capital levels of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac up to $45 billion. “We want to build up their capital so that in times of stress they can be there for you and the rest of the market,” he said.

To assist the council’s work, HUD is soliciting input on perceived barriers that limit development. “We encourage NAHB members to take advantage of this open window to provide your insights and ideas,” Carson said. Carson also announced that HUD has initiated a pilot program to give procurement preferences to small businesses whose principal office is located in an opportunity zone. Opportunity zones were established as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to provide tax incentives for investors with capital gains to invest in underserved communities. The pilot applies to procurements at or below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold, currently set at $250,000, and typically set aside for small page 20

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NEW APP

Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

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AHB unveiled the Pocket Guide to the Fair Housing Act, a

The app can be downloaded from the App Store (for iPhone and iPad)

free app designed to help home builders, contractors and designers

and from Google Play (for Android devices) by searching “FHA Guide”

meet the accessibility requirements of the act, during the International

or “NAHB.”

Builders’ Show in Las Vegas this week. More details can be found at nahb.org/fhaguide. “HUD welcomes the efforts of this important housing industry partner in working to meet the needs of persons with disabilities,” said U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. “This new app represents an exciting new tool in our collective effort to help ensure that home builders meet their Fair Housing Act obligations.” “Through this free tool, NAHB strives to increase Fair Housing Act compliance within the housing industry and facilitate greater access to multifamily housing for persons with disabilities,” said NAHB Immediate Past Chairman Greg Ugalde. The app was partially funded by an educational grant from HUD through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program. Staff from NAHB’s legal, codes and technology departments made substantial inkind contributions to the project. The app will enable builders and developers to determine if the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility requirements apply to their housing project and, if so, provide a quick reference guide to the seven basic accessibility requirements for compliance with the law. “The more informed a home builder is, the easier it is for them to create the kind of housing they want to build while also complying with the nation’s fair housing laws,” said Anna María Farías, HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “This phenomenal new app is just the resource that can make that possible.” The information contained in this app is intended to provide a basic, non-exhaustive guide to understanding and conforming with the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act. It is not a safe harbor for compliance with the Fair Housing Act.

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Applying for Membership! Thank You for Renewing! Doug Rogers, Dollar Bank

Advanced Air Duct Solutions, Inc., Kim Strah Brady Plumbing & Heating, Kenneth Brady

Welcome New Members! Mark McClaine, 84 Lumber, Affiliate (sponsored by Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber)

Buckeye Bank, Susan Grachanin Carter Lumber, Chris Collins Dollar Bank, Liz Schneider Forever Fence & Rail, Ken Throckmorton Home Appliance Sales & Service, Beth Grayson

Lisa Sidoti, Civista Bank, Primary Associate (sponsored by Tom Sear, Ryan Homes)

J.L. Reichert, Inc., Jeff Reichert Kousma Insulation, Jack Kousma Nichols Construction, Inc., Jeremy Nichols

Don Forster, E.H. Roberts Co., Primary Associate (sponsored by Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc.)

Re/Max Crossroads Properties, Linda LaFleur Sturgill’s Stucco, Inc., Bill Sturgill Wes Gardner, Inc., Mike Gardner

John Thorne, John Thorne Construction, Primary Builder (sponsored by Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc.) Pam Melia, Signs & More, Primary Associate (sponsored by Bob Yost, Dale Yost Construction)

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THANK YOU SPIKES! STATESMAN SPIKE (500-999 SPIKE CREDITS) Bob Yost......................... Dale Yost Construction............................... 640.75 Calvin Smith................. Calvin Smith Builders................................. 594.50

Our SPIKES are Our FOUNDATION

SUPER SPIKE (250-499 SPIKE CREDITS) Mary H. Felton............. Guardian Title.............................................. 461.00 Terry Bennett................. Bennett Builders........................................... 298.75 Jack Kousma................. Kousma Insulation...................................... 262.00 Chris Majzun Jr. ........... Majzun Construction................................... 249.50 ROYAL SPIKE (150-249 SPIKE CREDITS) Bill Perritt...................... Perritt Building Co...................................... 224.50 Bucky Kopf.................... Kopf Construction Corp............................. 197.00 Randy K. Strauss.......... Strauss Construction................................... 177.00 Bill Comerford.............. Hovey Kaiser Insurance Associates.......... 174.50 Jeff Hensley................... Lake Star Building & Remodeling............ 168.75 RED SPIKE (100-149 SPIKE CREDITS) Tom Lahetta.................. Tom Lahetta Builders.................................. 151.00 Dave Linna Sr................ Linna Homes & Remodeling..................... 137.50 Sara Majzun- Garwood.......BCT Alarm Services..................................... 111.50 Thomas Caruso............. Caruso’s Cabinets........................................ 107.75 Chris Majzun Sr............ Majzun Construction................................... 105.00

LAWN CARE MANAGEMENT, LLC

GREEN SPIKE (50-99 SPIKE CREDITS) Patrick Shenigo............. ShenCon Construction, LLC...................... 99.50 Ryan Puzzitiello............ Parkview Homes.......................................... 95.25 Tom Sear........................ Ryan Homes................................................. 95.25 Mike Lapos.................... Lapos Construction..................................... 78.50 Jason Scott..................... North Star Builders...................................... 78.50 Chris Mead.................... Maloney & Novotny, LLC.......................... 73.50 Tim Conrad................... Graves Lumber............................................ 67.00 Aaron Kalizewski......... Grande Maison Construction..................... 62.50 Ray Allen Thom............ Thom Concrete ............................................ 55.50

Michael Bierek

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LIFE SPIKE (25-49 SPIKE CREDITS) Jeremy Vorndran.......... 84 Lumber..................................................... 37.00 Liz Schneider................ Dollar Bank................................................... 32.00 Steve Schafer................. Schafer Development.................................. 30.50 John Daly....................... Old Republic Title........................................ 25.50 BLUE SPIKE (6-24 SPIKE CREDITS) Jason Higgins................ Sunnyside Chevrolet................................... 18.00 Ken Cassell.................... Cassell Construction.................................... 13.50 Jeff Lugar....................... ABC Supply Co............................................ 13.00 Chris Collins................. Carter Lumber Company........................... 12.50 Tami Lanphere.............. Town Money Saver...................................... 11.50 Keith Martin.................. MBD Homes................................................. 10.00 John Wargo.................... Mason Structural Steel................................ 8.50 John Blakeslee............... Blakeslee Excavating................................... 8.00 Mike Warden................. Chemical Bank............................................. 8.00 Mike Chambers............ Charles, Morgan & Company.................... 6.50 Scott Kosman................ Lakeland Glass............................................. 6.50

Dave LeHotan.............All Construction Services....................... 6.00

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Avon Lake

139 Artsdale Dr

$35,000

0.238

Avon Lake

31748 Lake Rd

$699,999

1.04

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Avon Lake

Lear Rd

$75,000

0.36

Avon Lake

Lear Rd

$75,000

0.36

Avon Lake

Lear Rd.

$62,500

0.35

Avon Lake

Lear Rd.

$64,500

0.35

Avon Lake

Sunset Rd

$35,000

0.12

Avon Lake

V/L #3 Oakwood Dr

$64,000

Avon Lake

V/L Lakeview Dr

$29,900

0.12

Columbia Station 10228 Station Rd

$87,000

2.405

Columbia Station 10284 Station Rd

$87,000

2.715

Columbia Station 10340 Station Rd

$84,000

1.834

Columbia Station 10496 Station Rd

$83,000

2.67

Columbia Station 10550 Station Rd

$80,000

3.414

Columbia Station 23601 Royalton Rd

$7,900,000

318

Columbia Station 26140 Akins Rd

$875,000

53

Columbia Station 27203 Royalton Rd

$474,300

21.08

Columbia Station Capel (A) Rd

$120,000

6.96

Columbia Station Royalton Rd

$189,000

16.07

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$150,000

4.13

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$150,000

4.13

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$150,000

4.17

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$150,000

4.17

Columbia Station Springfield Cir

$89,000

2.101

Columbia Station West River Dr

$799,000

92.07

Eaton

12820 Avon Belden Rd

$990,000

60.18

Elyria

1225 West Ave

$11,900

0.19

Elyria

202 Gateway Blvd North $15,000

0.1

Elyria

2920 West River Rd North $168,900

4.92

Elyria

352 8th St

$750

0.25

Elyria

41517 North Ridge Rd

$75,000

0.08

Elyria

41531 North Ridge Rd

$250,000

0.279

Elyria

41903 Griswold Rd

$24,500

1.59

Elyria

44975 Albrecht Rd

$189,900

5

Elyria

649 Weller Rd

$17,500

Elyria

685 Abbe Rd South

$4,000

Elyria

748 West River Rd North $9,900

0.6

Elyria

9099 Oberlin Rd

$49,900

1

Elyria

9164 Oberlin Rd

$69,900

1.357

Elyria

9166 Oberlin Rd

$69,900

1.357

Elyria

9168 Oberlin Rd

$69,900

1.357

Elyria

Chestnut St

$15,000

0.12

Elyria

Courtland St

$17,500

0.186

Elyria

Courtland St

$17,500

0.186

Elyria

East Ave

$19,900

1.99

Elyria

Fuller Rd

$29,500

2.5

Elyria

Georgia Ave

$10,000

0.19

Elyria

Gulf Rd

$30,000

0.54

Elyria

Lorain Blvd

$185,000

City

Address

List Price

Acres

Amherst

276 Cornell Ave

$29,900

0.16

Amherst

401 OAKNOLL Dr

$29,900

0.3

Amherst

403 OAKNOLL Dr

$29,900

0.29

Amherst 48060 Cooper Foster Park Rd

$49,000

0.49

Amherst

611 Cleveland Ave

$49,900

0.26

Amherst

647 Park Ave

$47,900

0.26

Amherst

8140 Leavitt Rd

$119,000

1

Amherst

Cooper Foster Park Rd

$69,900

1.15

Amherst

Habant Dr

$48,900

0.46

Amherst

Leavitt Rd

$200,000

1.41

Amherst

Middle Ridge

$40,000

2.54

Amherst

North Lake St

$1,900,000

23.54

Amherst

Taylor St

$39,900

Amherst

V/L (A) Middle Ridge Rd $35,000

1.003

Amherst

V/L (C) Middle Ridge Rd $32,000

1

Amherst

V/L Middle Ridge

$299,000

15

Amherst

V/L North Quarry Rd

$54,000

1.12

Avon

1100 Nagel Rd

$500,000

1.12

Avon

1100 Nagel Rd

$1,837,000

6.68

Avon

2417 Deerfield Dr

$95,000

0.386

Avon

2880 Center Rd

$160,000

1.86

Avon

31880 Mills Rd

$150,000

4.6

Avon

3230 Nagel Rd

$69,900

Avon

33665 Lear Industrial

$799,000

1.48

$100,000

0.194

$524,000

10

$1,400,000

8.33

Avon

33793 Crown Colony S/L 525

Avon Avon

3441 Center Road Rd

37476-37500 Colorado Ave

Avon

39160 Detroit Rd

$28,750

0.27

Avon

39308 Colorado Ave

$300,000

1.18

Avon

39348 Colorado Ave

$1,700,000

2.51

Avon

4237 Saint Annes Ct

$82,500

0.107

Avon

4505 Stoney Ridge Rd

$1,700,000

36.87

Avon

4609 St. Joseph Way Unit#S/L 568 $115,000

Avon

4639 St. Joseph Way Unit#S/L 576 $110,000

0.15

Avon

Case Rd

$39,900

0.74

Avon

Crown Colony Dr

$65,000

0.25

Avon

Detroit & Nagel Rd

$3,300,000

2.25

Avon

French Creek Rd

$65,000

0.36

Avon

French Creek Rd

$109,000

0.93

Avon

Jaycox Rd

$79,999 0.78

Avon

Jaycox Rd

$125,000

1.01

Avon

Miller Rd

$149,500

2.29

Avon

Mills Rd

$98,500

1.16

Avon

S/L 530 Reserve Way

$140,000

0.29

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Elyria

lot 12 Skyline Dr

$59,900

4.079

Lagrange

563 Appomattox Ct

$25,000

0.6

Elyria

lot 25 Apollo Dr

$40,000

0.201

Lagrange

708 North Center St

$269,900

1.05

Elyria

lot 26 Apollo Dr

$40,000

0.201

Lagrange

Diagonal Rd

$55,000

3.12

Elyria

lot 31 Skyline Dr

$40,000

0.215

Lagrange

Diagonal Rd

$94,500

4.2

Elyria

Lot 32 Skyline Dr

$40,000

0.201

Lagrange

Keywood

$41,900

0.29

Elyria

Lot 36 Sunset Ct

$40,000

0.182

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Lot 37 Sunset Ct

$40,000

0.182

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Lot 38 Sunset Ct

$40,000

0.136

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Lot 39 Sunset Ct

$40,000

0.185

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Middle Avenue

$399,900

38.522

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Midway Blvd

$950,000

8

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Murray Ridge Rd

$69,900

7.67

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Northwood St

$91,400

0.3

Lagrange

Opportunity Way

$119,900

2.18

Elyria

Northwood St

$159,900

0.21

Lagrange

Opportunity Way

$352,550

6.41

Elyria

Rosewood St

$150,000

9.5

Lagrange

Opportunity Way

$377,300

6.86

Elyria

V/L Oberlin Rd

$189,900

29.49

Lagrange

S/L 5 East Pky

$35,000

0.25

Elyria

Wade Ave

$59,000

2.5

Lagrange

V/L Mountain Lion Dr

$240,000

39.8

Elyria

West Ridge Rd

$199,900

9.47

Lagrange

V/L Whitehead Rd

$60,000

5.05

Grafton

0000 East Dunham Rd

$1,300,000

100

Lorain

1309 West 8th St

$9,000

0.11

Grafton

36524 Neff Rd

$229,000

20

Lorain

19th

$28,000

Grafton

Island Rd

$30,000

1.01

Lorain

2139 North Ridge Rd

$187,777

1.15

Grafton

Main St

$99,900

1.2

Lorain

2223 North Ridge Rd

$43,900

0.38

Grafton

Moorland Dr

$59,900

2.01

Lorain

2431 Goble Dr

$14,900

0.27

Grafton

Moorland Dr

$59,900

2.01

Lorain

3581 Astor Ln

$34,900

0.379

Grafton Timber Ridge Rd

$70,000

1.72

Lorain

4953 West Erie Ave

$139,900

1.95

Grafton V/L Avon Belden Rd

$227,525

27.58

Lorain

4977 Oberlin Ave

$45,000

1.3

Grafton V/L Durkee Rd

$250,000

9.1

Lorain

4985 Oberlin Ave

$45,000

1.3

Grafton V/L Willow St

$544,900

68

Lorain

5175 Oberlin Ave

$77,777

1.29

Grafton V/L-A State Route 83

$69,900

6.32

Lorain

702 Broadway

$89,900

0.07

Grafton V/L-B State Route 83

$69,900

6.32

Lorain

Colorado Ave

$65,000

Grafton V/L-C State Route 83

$69,900

6.32

Lorain

Colorado Ave

$120,000

5.79

Grafton V/L-D State Route 83

$79,900

6.32

Lorain

Colorado Ave

$175,000

7.35

Grafton V/L-G State Route 83

$79,900

6.32

Lorain

Cooper Foster Park Rd

$75,000

0.64

Grafton V/L-H State Route 83

$75,000

6.32

Lorain

Dale Ave

$1,500

0.08

Grafton V/L-I State Route 83

$79,900

6.45

Lorain

Dale Ave

$1,500

0.08

Grafton VL Avon Beldon Rd

$250,000

19.87

Lorain

East 28th St

$250

0.14

Lagrange

14446 State Route 301

$58,000

2.26

Lorain

Fairless Dr

$295,000

7.11

Lagrange

152 Mallard Creek Run

$65,000

1.133

Lorain

Fillmore Ave

$52,500

2.57

Lagrange

282 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Lorain

Globe Ave

$1,500

0.08

Lagrange

283 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Lorain

Globe Ave

$1,500

0.08

Lagrange

284 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Lorain

Globe Ave

$1,500

0.08

Lagrange

285 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Lorain

Grove Ave

$89,900

10.38

Lagrange

286 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Lorain

Jaeger Rd

$75,000

2.83

Lagrange

287 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Lorain

North Ridge Rd

$187,777

1

Lagrange

288 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Lorain

Oak Point

$99,900

0.449

Lagrange

289 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Lorain

Root Rd

$750,000

0.96

Lagrange

41018 Parsons Rd

$58,000

2.22

Lorain

Root Rd

$750,000

1.3

Lagrange

555 Appomattox Ct

$25,000

0.439

Lorain

Rosecliff Dr

$125,000

Lagrange

561 Mountain Lion Dr

$17,000

0.27

Lorain

Surf Rd

$30,000

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Lorain

Toledo Ave

$9,900

0.3

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.595

Lorain

UNK Russell Ave

$95,000

5.2

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.351

Lorain

V/L Clinton Ave

$299,900

23.2

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.373

Lorain

V/L Colorado Ave

$125,000

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.398

Lorain

V/L Courtyard Dr

$64,900

12.69

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.399

Lorain

V/L Jaeger Rd

$120,000

11.53

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.475

Lorain

V/L North Ridge Rd

$25,000

Oberlin

St Rt 20

$55,900

1.46

Lorain

V/L Pearl Ave

$60,680

4.69

Oberlin

State Route 58

$250,000

1.43

Lorain

V/L West 38th St

$20,000

0.75

Oberlin

U S Rt 20

$45,000

4.02

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Oberlin

U S Rt 20

$55,000

5.53

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Oberlin

U S Rt 20

$99,000

10.34

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Oberlin

V/L West College St

$145,000

3.9

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Oberlin

VL Parsons Rd

$59,900

3.12

Lorain

VL Colorado Ave

$500,000

6.641

Oberlin

VL RT 58

$600,000

71.26

Lorain

West 18th St

$5,000

0.12

Sheffield

3935 Elyria Ave

$35,000

1.5

Lorain

West 9th St

$8,000

Sheffield Lake

4215 East Lake Rd

$142,000

0.31

New London

Bursley Rd

$35,000

5

Sheffield Lake

Lake Rd

$31,900

0.32

New London

Bursley Rd

$45,000

7.08

Sheffield Lake

Lakeview Ave

$25,000

0.27

North Ridgeville 32801 Lorain Rd

$350,000

1.21

Sheffield Lake

Parkview Dr

$30,000

0.26

North Ridgeville 34613 Center Ridge Rd

$200,000

1

Sheffield Lake

Parkview Dr

$30,000

0.26

North Ridgeville 37148 Center Ridge Rd

$149,900

1

Sheffield Lake

Richelieu Ave

$19,900

North Ridgeville 37740 Sugar Ridge

$58,000

Sheffield Lake

Robinwood Ave

$30,000

North Ridgeville 7691 Avon Belden Rd

$795,000

20

Sheffield Lake

S/L 77 & 78 Community Rd $19,000

0.2

North Ridgeville Avon Belden Rd

$99,000

1.91

Sheffield Lake

Treadway Blvd

$120,000

3.4

North Ridgeville Avon Belden Rd

$159,000

3.86

Sheffield Village 1641 Root Rd

$750,000

20.01

North Ridgeville Bender Rd

$450,000

Sheffield Village Colorado Ave

$999,900

41.82

North Ridgeville Bliss Pky

$250,000

1

Sheffield Village Root Rd

$750,000

2.79

North Ridgeville Chestnut Ridge Rd

$124,700

2.36

Sheffield Village Root Rd

$750,000

14.17

North Ridgeville Chestnut Ridge Rd.

$65,000

3.1

Sullivan

V/L Stewart Rd

$63,900

10.35

North Ridgeville Evergreen Blvd

$1,542

1.27

Valley City

Grafton Eastern Rd

$129,900

15.39

North Ridgeville Evergreen Blvd

$185,000

1.27

Vermilion

3080 Brownhelm Station Rd $49,900

1.25

North Ridgeville Gloria Ave

$11,000

0.12

Vermilion

3741 Parkside Reserve St $39,500

0.296

North Ridgeville Mills Rd

$50,000

Vermilion

3760 Parkside Reserve St $35,900

0.316

North Ridgeville Orchard Ln

$5,000

0.115

Vermilion

3770 Parkside Dr

$35,900

0.316

North Ridgeville V/L Behm Rd

$50,000

0.5

Vermilion

3780 Parkside Reserve St $27,900

0.316

North Ridgeville V/L Forest St North

$35,000

0.94

Vermilion

3791 Parkside Reserve St $35,900

0.374

North Ridgeville V/L Main Ave

$9,000

0.16

Vermilion

3872 Edgewater

$239,900

North Ridgeville V/L Main Ave

$15,000

Vermilion

550 Sunnyside Rd

$66,000

2.18

North Ridgeville V/L Stoney Ridge Rd

$62,900

0.81

Vermilion

580 Sunnyside Rd

$66,000

2.179

North Ridgeville V/L Stoney Ridge Rd

$62,900

0.84

Vermilion

660 Sunnyside Rd

$53,000

1.576

North Ridgeville VL Reed Rd

$78,900

5.9

Vermilion

Brownhelm Station Rd

$39,900

1.5

North Ridgeville VL15 Chestnut Ridge Rd $450,000

9.18

Vermilion

$249,900

32.31

Oberlin

47104 US Route 20

$699,000

23.48

Vermilion

High Bridge Rd

$39,900

1.5

Oberlin

Butternut Ridge Rd

$124,900

3.75

Vermilion

Mornington Rd

$99,900

1.2

Oberlin

Lost Elm Dr

$70,000

3.43

Vermilion

S/L #58 Arrowhead Dr

$33,900

0.289

Oberlin

Pyle South Amherst Rd

$50,000

0.43

Vermilion

S/L #82 Wayne Trl

$33,900

0.256

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.544

Vermilion

V.L. Ridgeview Dr

$300,000

35

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.549

Vermilion

V.L. Woodland Dr

$440,000

44.43

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.55

Vermilion

V/L 10 Gore Orphanage Rd $45,000

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Vermilion

V/L 11 Gore Orphanage Rd $45,000

1.52

Vermilion

V/L 12 Gore Orphanage Rd $52,500

2.79

Vermilion

V/L 9 Gore Orphanage Rd $45,000

1.51

Vermilion

V/L Baumhart Rd

$50,000

2.14

Vermilion

v/l Ferndale Ave

$34,900

0.324

Vermilion

V/L Liberty Rd

$164,900

4.3

Vermilion

Vermilion Rd

$450,000

61.2

Vermilion

West River Rd

$14,900

0.97

Vermilion

Woodlands Dr

$39,900

Wellington

139 South Mill St

$19,900

Wellington

49625 Peck Wadsworth Rd $425,000

32.63

Wellington

Rowell Rd

$695,999

92.81

Wellington

South Main St

$150,000

1.21

Wellington

South Main St

$430,000

16.39

Wellington

Union St

$24,900

0.3

Wellington

V/L Quarry Rd

$315,900

70.2

0.25

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For even more value, combine this offer with the National Fleet Purchase Program and Business Choice Offers. For full details on the Private Offer, NAHB members should visit nahb.org/gm. Example offer for NAHB members who are business owners purchasing a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab 1LT 4WD.

$1,000 Private Offer2

+

$4,800

Up to

$1,000

+

National Fleet Purchase Program (FVX)3

Eligible Accessory Cash Allowance4

Up to

=

$6,800 In Potential Value

To print your discount card or to shop online, visit us at:

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1 Equipment from independent suppliers is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of independent supplier alterations. 2Private offer amount varies by model. Up to $500 offer for retail deliveries and up to $1,000 offer for fleet deliveries. Valid toward the purchase or lease of eligible new 2018 and 2019 model year vehicles. Customer must take delivery by 1/2/2020. Not compatible with some other offers. Not valid on prior purchases. Offer excludes Chevrolet Blazer, Bolt, Camaro, Corvette, Sonic, Spark, Trax, Volt, Buick Cascada, Envision, LaCrosse, Regal, Verano, and all Cadillac vehicles. Additional GM models may be excluded from time to time at GM’s sole discretion. See dealer for details. 3Offer available to qualified fleet customers through 1/2/2020. Not compatible with some other offers. Take delivery by 1/2/2020. See dealer for details. 4To qualify, vehicle must be used in the day-to-day operations of your business and not solely for personal/non-business-related transportation purposes. Must provide proof of business ownership. For complete program requirements, including information regarding offers, vehicles, equipment, options, warranties, and ordering, consult your dealer or visit gmbusinesschoice.com. Not eligible on Associated Accessories from third-party independent suppliers. Not available with some other offers. Take delivery by 1/2/2020. See dealer for details. ©2018 General Motors, LLC. All rights reserved. The marks appearing in this ad are the trademarks or service marks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.

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EXISTING HOME SALES

End Year with Solid Gain BY: FAN-YU KUO

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fter a slight decline last month, existing home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), surged to near two-year high in December. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 3.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.54 million in December, the highest level since February 2018. On a year-over-year basis, sales were 10.8% higher than a year ago. The first-time buyer share slightly decreased to 31% in December from 32% last month and a year ago. The December inventory decreased to 1.40 million units from 1.64 million units in November and 1.53 million units a year ago. At the current sales rate, the December unsold inventory represents a 3.0-month supply, down from a 3.7-month supply last month and a year ago. Unsold inventory has dropped for seven consecutive months. Homes stayed on the market for an average of 41 days in December, up from 38 days last month but down from 46 days a year ago. In December, 43% of homes sold were on the market for less than a month. The December all-cash sales shared 20% of transactions, unchanged from last month and down slightly from 22% a year ago. The December median sales price of all existing homes was $274,500, up 7.8% from a year ago, representing the 94th consecutive month of year-over-year increases. The median existing condominium/co-op price of $255,400 in December was up 6.0% from a year ago. Regionally, all regions saw an increase in existing home sales in December except for the Midwest, compared to previous month. Sales in the Midwest declined 1.5% from last month. On a year-over-year basis, sales rose in all four major regions, ranging from 8.8% in the Northeast to 12.4% in the South. Though the housing market has been lifted this year by lower mortgage rates and continuing job expansion, the growth has also been curbed by low housing inventory and elevated home prices. As economic conditions are expected to remain favorable for homebuyers, more inventory is needed for further home building gains in 2020. January 2020

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North Coast Building Industry Association

2020

EVENTS APRIL

JANUARY

[NEW HOMES MONTH]

New Year’s Day (Office Closed) Installation Night Main Event, Avon 5:00

Good Friday (Office Closed) MEMBERSHIP EVENT

Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00 International Builder’s Show Las Vegas, Nevada

BOARD

NATIONAL EVENT

FEBRUARY

LOCAL EVENT

STATE EVENT

Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00

Revised 2/1/20

[NATIONAL HOME REMODELING MONTH]

Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00

BOARD

JUNE

Young Professionals: Night at the Crushers Sprenger Stadium, Avon 6:30

[NATIONAL DESIGNATION MONTH]

General Membership Meeting Ahern’s Banquet Center, Avon Lake 5:00

MAY

[NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH]

MARCH

OHBA Organizational Meeting Hilton Easton, Columbus

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

Memorial Day (Office Closed)

[CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH]

2020 Home & Remodeling Show Emerald Event Center 9:00 - 5:00

Elected Officials Reception Parker’s Grill & Tavern, Avon Lake 4:00

BOARD

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

NAHB Spring Leadership Meeting Washington, DC General Membership Meeting & Cookout Pogie’s Clubhouse, Amherst 11:30 OHBA Summer Board of Trustees Meeting Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI

NATIONAL EVENT

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

STATE EVENT


NOVEMBER

JULY Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00 Golf Classic Sweetbriar Golf Course, Avon Lake 8:00 AM

BOARD

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

OHBA Fall Board of Trustees Meeting Hilton Easton, Columbus

STATE EVENT

Thanksgiving (Office Closed)

AUGUST NAHB Association Management Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota Softball Game & Picnic Amherst Township Park, Amherst Township 1:00

[SPIKE APPRECIATION MONTH]

NATIONAL EVENT

DECEMBER Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

BOARD

Christmas Eve (Office Closed) Christmas Day (Office Closed)

SEPTEMBER

New Year’s Eve (Office Closed)

[ASSOCIATE MEMBER APPRECIATION MONTH] MEMBERSHIP EVENT

Labor Day (Office Closed) Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00 Clambake Amherst Eagles, Amherst 5:30

BOARD

LOCAL EVENT MEMBERSHIP EVENT STATE EVENT

NATIONAL EVENT

OCTOBER

[CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION MONTH]

NAHB Fall Leadership Meeting Kansas City, Missouri General Membership Meeting & Election Night 5:00 (More info to come)

Revised 2/1/20

BOARD

NATIONAL EVENT

MEMBERSHIP EVENT


NEW This Year! The NCBIA is offering a FREE listing in the Virtual Parade of Homes on our website for ALL Builder and Remodeler members that wish to participate, compliments of our generous sponsors! Thank you to the following companies for making this happen! Grand Sponsor:

Home Sponsors:

Patron Sponsor:

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NAHB SPECIAL STUDIES

NAHB

Priced Out Estimates for 2020 Special Studies January 2, 2020 By: Na Zhao, Ph. D NAHB Economics and Housing Policy Group Report available to the public as a courtesy of HousingEconomics.com

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his article announces NAHB’s “priced out estimates” for 2020, showing how higher home prices and interest rates affect housing affordability. The 2020 US estimates indicate that a $1,000 increase in the median new home price ($344,652[1]) would price 158,857 U.S. households out of the market. In other words, 158,857 households would qualify for the new home mortgage before the change, but not afterwards. More households are priced out this way in 2020 than were in 2019, because lower interest rates combined with relatively strong income growth have put the median-priced new within range of more households, so there are more of them to price out. Other NAHB estimates for 2020 show that 25 basis points added to the mortgage rate at 30-year fixed rate of 3.75% would price out around 1.3 million households. In addition to the national numbers, NAHB once again is providing priced out estimates for individual states and more than 300 metropolitan areas. The Priced-Out Methodology and Data

3.75% with zero points. For a loan with this down payment, private mortgage insurance is required by lenders and thus included as part of PITI. The typical private mortgage insurance annual premium is 73 basis points[4], based on the standard assumption of national median credit score of 738[5] and 10% down payment and 30-year fixed mortgage rate. Effective local property tax rates are calculated using data from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) summary files. Homeowner’s insurance rates are constructed from the 2016 ACS Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)[6]. For the US as a whole, the property tax is $11 per $1,000 of property value and the homeowner insurance is $4 per $1,000 property value. Under these assumptions, 44.0 million (about 35%) of the 124.5 million US households could afford to buy a new median priced home at $345,908 in 2020. A $1,000 home price increase thus will price 158,857 households out of the market for this home. These are the households that can qualify for a mortgage before a $1,000 increase but not afterwards, as shown in Table 1 following.

NAHB priced-out model uses the ability to qualify a mortgage to measure housing affordability, because most home buyers finance their new home purchase with conventional loans, and because convenient underwriting standards for these loans exist. The standard NAHB adopts for its priced-out estimates is that the sum of the mortgage payment (including the principal amount, loan interest, property tax, homeowners’ property and private mortgage insurance premiums (PITI), is no more than 28 percent of monthly gross household income. As a result, the number of households that qualify for mortgages for a certain priced home depends on the household income distribution in an area and the mortgage interest rate at that time. The most recent detailed household income distributions for all states and metro areas are from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS). NAHB adjusts the income distributions to reflect the income and population changes that may happen from 2018 to 2020. The income distribution is adjusted for inflation using the 2019 median family income at the state[2] and metro[3] levels, and then extrapolated it into 2020. The number of households in 2020 is projected by the growth rate of households from 2017 to 2018. Other assumptions of the priced-out calculation include a 10% down payment, and a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at an interest rate of page 38

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State and Local Estimates The number of priced out households varies across both states and metropolitan areas, largely affected by the sizes of local population and the affordability of new homes. The 2020 priced-out estimates for all states and the District of Columbia are shown in Table 2 (available in the Additional Resources box), which presents the projected 2020 median new home price estimates and the amount of income needed to qualify the mortgage, and the number of households could be priced out if price goes up by $1,000. Among all the states, Texas registered the largest number of households priced out of the market by a $1,000 increase in the median-priced home in the state (14,143), followed by Florida (10,274), and California (8,870).

priced out effect, in terms of absolute numbers, is New York-NewarkJersey City, NY-NJ-PA, where 6,172 households will be disqualified for a new median-priced home if price goes up by $1,000. This is largely because New York metro area, where the median-priced new home is only affordable to 13.4% of households, is the largest metro area by population size with 7.4 million households. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI metro area register the second largest number of pricedout households (4,964), followed by Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX metro area (4,479). Compared to New York, the median priced homes in Chicago or Houston metro areas are relatively more affordable to begin with. Around 41.6% of households in Chicago and 45.0% households in Houston metro area are capable of buying new median-priced homes there.

Table 2

Table 3

New Home Price and Households Priced Out of the Market by a $1,000 Price Increase

New Home Price and Households Priced Out of the Market by a $1,000 Price Increase

Ohio

Cleveland-Elyria

Median New Home Price: 302,897 Income Needed to Qualify: 81,129 Households All: 4,722,171 Prices Out: 6,720

Table 3, Shown below, shows the 2020 priced-out estimates for 381 metropolitan statistical areas. The metropolitan area with the largest

January 2020

Median New Home Price: 287,564 Income Needed to Qualify: 81,659 Households All: 872,987 Priced Out: 1,278

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Interest Rates NAHB 2020 priced-out estimates also present how interest rates affect the number of households would be priced out of the new home market. If mortgage interest rate goes up, the monthly mortgage payments will increase as well and therefore higher household income thresholds to qualify a mortgage loan. Table 4 shows the number of households priced out of the market for a new median priced home at $344,652 by each 25 basis-point increase in interest rate from 1.75% to 9.75%. When interest rates go up from 1.75% to 2.00%, around 1.47 million households could no longer afford buying median-priced new homes. An increase from 3.75% to 4.00% could price approximately 1.3 million households out of the market. However, about 738,000 households would be squeezed out of the market if interest rate goes up to 9.75% from 9.5%. This diminishing effect happen because only a few households at the thinner end of household income distribution will be affected. On the contrary, when interest rates are relatively low, 25 basis-point increase would affect a larger number of households at the thicker part of income distribution.

Footnotes [1]The 2020 US median new home price is estimated by projecting the 2018 median new home price using the NAHB forecast of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. [2]The state median family income is published by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). [3]The MSA median family income is calculated by HUD and published by Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). [4]Private mortgage insurance premium (PMI) is obtained from the PMI Cost Calculator (https://www.hsh.com/calc-pmionly.html) [5]Median credit score information is shown in the article “Four ways today’s high home prices affect the larger economy” October 2018 Urban Institute https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/ four-ways-todays-high-home-prices-affect-larger-economy [6]Producing metro level estimates from the ACS PUMS involves aggregating Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) level data according to the latest definitions of metropolitan areas. Due to complexity of these procedures and since metro level insurance rates tend to remain stable over time, NAHB revises these estimates only periodically.


January 2020 BWC News from CareWorks Comp “Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.” ~Elsa Maxwell

Ohio BWC’s Garfield Heights and Cleveland Service Offices Merge The BWC’s Garfield Heights Service Office will close effective Friday, Nov. 22. The office is merging with the BWC’s Cleveland Service Office. The Cleveland Service Office is in the Lausche Building, 615 W. Superior Ave., sixth floor, Cleveland, OH 44113. Customers who normally visit the Garfield Heights Service Office will need to visit the Cleveland Service Office beginning Monday, Nov. 25. All phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

Important Deadlines:

● February 21, 2020: BWC Premium Installment due if you pay on a Monthly or, Bi-Monthly basis.

Register now for Ohio BWC Annual Safety Congress & Expo (OSC20)! We here at CareWorks Comp highly suggest that you or someone from your organization register for the BWC’s Annual Safety Congress & Expo (OSC 2020) that will be held in Columbus, Ohio, on March 11-13, 2020. This event will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center where you can attend free educational sessions, workshops, and receive in-depth training. Session topics range from occupational safety and health, wellness and rehabilitation, controlling workers’ comp claims costs and much more. You can view complete event information, including the event schedule, hotels, directions and free online registration at ohiosafetycongress.com.

BWC: New Reserving System Coming Now that the Ohio BWC has moved away from using ICD-9 Codes to using ICD-10 Codes for categorizing injuries and illnesses, they will be changing from the MIRA II Reserving System to the new ACES Reserving System. The ACES (Actuarial Claims Estimating System) process will be implemented on 7/1/2020. ACES uses very similar cost drivers (input variables) as MIRA II. Reserves are a key component in determining what your company’s EMR (Experience Modification Rate) will be for the upcoming policy year. Simply put, Reserves are estimated future costs of a claim. If Reserves are present on a claim when the BWC takes their annual EMR “snapshot” on September 30th, then there is a possibility that your EMR will be higher than anticipated for the upcoming policy year. The BWC’s calculation for how they arrive at a claim’s Reserve is proprietary, but they do look at such variables as claimant’s age, type of injury and expected recovery time.

Injured Worker Vocational Rehabilitation Participation Streamlined Effective Oct. 7, 2019, the Ohio BWC made changes to vocational rehabilitation rules, policies, and procedures to simplify how an injured worker enters into a voc rehab program. The rules impacted are OAC 4123-18-03 and OAC 4123-18-04. The BWC and the managed care organizations (MCOs) will no longer complete multiple decisions about eligibility, feasibility, and living maintenance (LM). The MCO still makes the initial determination about feasibility and sends this recommendation to the BWC. The BWC will then review the eligibility criteria. Based on their review and the MCO decision, the BWC will issue a single participation order either approving or denying an injured worker’s participation in voc rehab. Employers are to send appeals of the voc rehab participation order directly to the Ohio Industrial Commission (IC) for adjudication. Any party to the claim may submit an appeal within 14 days of receipt of the order through the IC’s online network or the Notice of Appeal (IC-12) form. Eligibility criteria changes The BWC also made changes to simplify the eligibility criteria for voc rehab. These changes remove the requirements that the injured worker: page 42

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● Has received or been awarded a permanent partial award under Ohio Revised Code 4123.57(A). ● Must have been determined to have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). The MMI criteria was changed that the injured worker is not currently receiving compensation and has job restrictions dated not more than 180 days from the date of referral. ● Was receiving LM wage loss not more than 90 days prior to the date of referral and has continuing job restrictions documented by the physician of record. ● All other eligibility criteria still apply. An injured worker will no longer be eligible for voc rehab services if they: ● Successfully complete a comprehensive voc rehab plan and subsequently resign from employment. ● Are terminated for cause and the resignation or termination is not due to the allowed conditions in the claim. There are four circumstances when a BWC order addresses Living Maintenance (LM). They are: ● Initial voc rehab participation decision. ● Suspension of LM for more than 30 days for medical interruption. ● Resuming LM. ● Deductions from LM.

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations Named for 2019 The National Safety Council and OSHA announced the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2019. While the rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations typically vary little from year to year, it is important to refresh on this critical information: 1. Fall Protection--General Requirements 2. Hazard Communication 3. Scaffolding 4. Lockout/Tagout 5. Respiratory Protection 6. Ladders 7. Powered Industrial Trucks 8. Fall Protection--Training Requirements 9. Machine Guarding 10. Eye and Face Protection

CareWorks Safety Library: Now Live! Looking for an easy way to fulfill your 2-hour Safety Training Requirement for this current 2019 Policy Year? We’ve got the answer! Simply go to: CareWorks Safety Training Library web link Here you will find previously recorded webinars that you can register for to fulfill your 2-hour Safety Training Requirement. Each webinar is 2 hours and costs $25.00. Currently, there are 4 webinars to choose from: ● Employee Engagement ● OSHA Inspections; Prevention, Preparation, & Minimizing Fines ● OSHA Recordkeeping ● Preventing Slip, Trip, Fall, & Overexertion Injuries Looking for a do-it-yourself Toolbox Talk to give to your employees? Go to: CareWorks Safety Training Library web link click on the orange “VIEW TOOLBOX TALKS” link and you will see 13 different Toolbox Talk programs that you can download and use to train your employees. The topics range from Emergency Evacuation Plans to Diffusing Workplace Violence and even Parking Lot Safety. Print out each of them and use one at your next employee meeting!

Ohio BWC Free Informational Webinars Each month, BWC hosts two monthly webinars to help educate and keep the employer community informed on several items. The same topics are covered twice a month; webinars are held on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday. Registration links as well past and current webinar information can be found at the following link: Monthly Employer Update Webinars The webinars last about 20-25 minutes. Any employer may attend and they are FREE!

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LEGISLATIVE REVIEW

2019 OHBA YEAR IN REVIEW HISTORIC FIRST TIME APPEARANCE BEFORE OHIO SUPREME COURT The Supreme Court of Ohio granted OHBA the opportunity to appear before the court and argue for affirmance in Gloria Wesolowski v. Planning Commission, City of Broadview Heights, et al. OHBA previously filed an amicus brief on behalf of the property owner, and after filing a motion for leave to appear was duly recognized by the court and allowed to make arguments before them. The Court agreed with OHBA’s position and found in favor of the property owner. In a two-part finding, the Court held 1) R.C. 711.09(C), including 30-day time limit for considering subdivision applications, applies to city planning commissions; and 2) a home rule municipality’s adoption of subdivision regulations constitutes an exercise of its police powers and the Ohio Revised Code 711.09(C) prevails over city’s subdivision regulations.

URGED PASSAGE OF AFFORDABLE HOMEBUILDING AND HOUSING ACT TO HELP ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OHBA provided proponent testimony on HB 149 Tax Exemption (Merrin, D.), the Affordable Homebuilding and Housing Act. Beyond very thorough fact-based testimony, laying out for the committee members details on the state of the homebuilding industry in Ohio, and the potential impact HB 149 could have on land development, OHBA worked closely with the sponsor as the main resource to help move the bill through the process, securing an amendment in the budget before the Governor ultimately vetoed the language.

OHBA STEPS UP WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS Following the lead of 2019 OHBA President, OHBA sponsored and provided great support for Skills USA, and its participants. Further, OHBA met with both Governor DeWine’s Workforce Development staff, as well as the staff over the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career Technical Education. Multiple topics of discussion included curriculum review, vocational education around Ohio, ODE programs, as well as, potential partnerships with the industry on vocational education curriculum.

MEETINGS WITH EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS (BBS), AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OHBA maintains ongoing communication with both the Executive Secretary of the BBS, and the Department of Commerce on the importance of the code adoption process in Ohio. Before the end of the year, the group met to plan for 2020, earlier stakeholder input, and potential appointments to both the Residential Construction Advisory Committee (RCAC) and BBS.

INSIGHT GIVEN ON CONSTRUCTION GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE ISSUES OHBA held in depth discussions with numerous attorneys and attended a seminar to gain and share key advice for restoring CGL Completed Operations Hazard coverage following the recent Supreme Court ruling damage from faulty work of subcontractor is NOT an occurrence, thus page 44

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NOT covered under the policy.

IMPORTANCE OF ALL TYPES OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING DEFENDED TO GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE OHBA defended the industry and the economic development it provides. In pushing for some relief in property tax assessments on undeveloped residential lots, OHBA firmly expressed the need for equity when considering such types of relief and provided members of the legislature and the Governor with facts and data on the potential impact of new development, as well as, the current state of the housing industry in Ohio.

LINE EXTENSION CONCERNS RAISED AS HOUSE REVIEWS UTILITY LEGISLATION OHBA monitored the Competitive retail electric service law HB 247 in the House Public Utilities Committee. OHBA met with the Chairman of the House Public Utilities committee to understand potential impacts on residential line extensions and continues to monitor any impact online extension charges.

ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN OPPOSITION TO FOSSIL FUEL BAN OHBA agreed to participate in meetings between industry and business groups on upcoming and ongoing local attempts by the Sierra Club to ban the use of fossil fuels in the future. OHBA will provide important homebuilder perspective from past, present and future dealings in providing energy to homes.

OHBA DEFENDED USE OF SUB-CONTRACTORS DURING LICENSING DEBATES Discussions continued again this year on the licensure of roofers, plumbers and other specialty trades. During efforts to extend the specialty licensing law to include those doing work on residential, OHBA defended the industry and the importance of allowing the current practice of subcontracting. OHBA has objected to recent actions by the state licensing board requiring all licensed contractors to use employees on the job.

OHBA ENGAGED IN NUMEROUS PIECES OF LICENSING LEGISLATION UNDER CONSIDERATION The legislature again gave OHBA plenty of licensing legislation to monitor in 2019. Ranging from commercial roofing to elevator contractors, there were quite a few bills under review dealing with the topic of licensing. OHBA closely watched and engaged in discussions on each and every one. OHBA was able to offer amendments to be included in several of the proposed pieces of legislation. Licenses for interior designers, commercial roofers, residential elevator contractors, and residential specialty contractors were brought up by the legislature in 2019.

AMICUS FILED IN ZONING REFERENDUM CASE In this expedited election case, OHBA filed an Amicus in support of relators, seeking a writ of prohibition to prevent Board of Elections form placing a township zoning referendum on the November ballot. The Supreme Court of Ohio denied the writ, thus allowing the referendum to move ahead.

OHBA MEMBERS CONTINUE TO PROVIDE VALUABLE EXPERTISE FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CODE AUTHORITIES OHBA members served active and valuable roles on both the Residential Construction Advisory Committee (RCAC), as well as, the Board of Building Standards (BBS) helping to maintain reasonable codes and ensuring proper review.

CONTINUING AGENCY AND LEGISLATIVE FOLLOW UP While agency issues are always ongoing, the legislative issues from 2019 will remain alive and continue into 2020 with the continuation of the 133rd General Assembly. OEPA Ohio Small Business Compliance Program (OCAP) OHBA held an informative meeting with OEPA Division of Environmental & Financial Assistance on its role and ways to assist the regulated community with OEPA issues. OHBA provided the agency with several examples where clarification was needed. OEPA NPDES/SWPPP Enforcement After hearing questions from members in Northwest Ohio on local enforcement of SWPPP requirements, OHBA organized a meeting with OEPA to further discuss potential inconsistent enforcement. Additional follow up is being done within the agency, and OHBA continues to monitor the January 2020

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issue both locally and around the state. Electric Service Lines 400AMP Requirement After talking to various members from around the state, it appears there are varying practices by electric utilities in requirements for construction requirements and installation of service cables. OHBA gathered insight from members and utilities on where, what and why electric utilities may be requiring different types of service lines around the state.

MONITORED LEGISLATION Throughout the year, OHBA tracked and monitored numerous other items receiving attention by the legislature. Some of these included HB 20 Solar Energy Systems, HB 163 Water/Sewer Service, HB 271 Smoke Detectors, HB 380 Construction Payments, SB 2 Watershed Programs, SB 136 Design Professionals, and SB 212 Property Taxation.

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North Coast BIA Past Presidents

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1944-47 Otis A. Hafely

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Richard Applebee

1948

A.W. Rahls

1981

Chris Majzun Sr.

1949

Frank Towner

1982

John Hohla

1950

Hoyle Hafely

1983

Gene Resar

1951

Jake Mueller

1984

Gary Crane

1952

A.W. Rahls

1985

Randy Strauss

1953

Frank Towner

1986

Doug Ryals

1954

Vlad Nickoloff

1987

William Perritt

1955

Clem Rice

1988

Larry Franklin

1956

Erve W. Wasen

1989

George Keressi

1957

Gerald L. Laver

1990

Rick Hutman

1958

John Sarnovsky

1991

Art Armbrecht

1959

Emil Kucirek

1992

Ken Webber

1960

Frank Janas

1993

Calvin Smith

1961

Ray Yunker

1994

Robert Yost

1962

Bill Ryals

1995

Ron Schnaufer

1963

Dave Towner

1996

Mick Mackert

1964

Leroy Forthofer

1997

Casey Gilfether

1965

Don Yunker

1998

Chris Majzun Jr.

1966

Bill Gaenman

1999

Joe Kasinec

1967

Bob Jursinski

2000

Kenny Oswald

1968

Dan Strauss

2001

Patrick Shenigo

1969

Dan Sechel

2002

Robert L. Rigsby

1970

John Sarnovsky

2003-04 Terry Bennett

5:15 pm Buffet

1971

Bucky Kopf

2005-06 David Linna Sr.

1972

Andy Kerchmar

2007-08 Jeff Hensley

6:00 pm Openi

1973

Bill Erb

2009-10 Jack Kousma

1974

Dale Yost

2011-12 Tom Lahetta

1975

Robert Nickoloff

2013-14 Aaron Kalizewski

Instal

1976

John Hohla

2015-16 Mary H. Felton

1977

William Mihalic

2017

Chris Majzun Jr.

Words

1978

Ray Bidinger

2018

Jeff Hensley

1979

Bill Brandt

2019

Liz Scheider

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2020 Officers President - Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber

Advertising/Market

Vice President - Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm

Build PAC - Jason Sco

Services, Inc.

Clambake Committe

Codes/Government

Associate Vice President - John Toth, Floor Coverings International

Golf Classic Commit

Treasurer - Steve Fleming, Shamrock Development Secretary - Tim King, K. Hovnanian Homes - Ohio Division

Home Show Commi

Immediate Past President - Liz Schneider, Dollar Bank

Membership Commi

Executive Officer - Judie Docs

Workforce Developm

Directors Dennis Willis, ActionCOACH TeamNEO

Young Professionals

Kelly Christy, Cleveland Custom Homes Mike Meszes, DRC Construction Dave Linna, Linna Homes & Remodeling Jason Rodriguez, Lorain County Joint Vocational School Mark Craig, Mark F. Craig, Esq. Jason Scott, North Star Builders Emily May Brunke, Northwest Bank Dave Weisenberger,Tusing Builders & Roofing Services

Life Directors Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Calvin Smith, Calvin Smith Builders

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Tom Caruso, Caruso’s Cabinets Bob Yost, Dale Yost Construction

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Liz Schneider Dollar Bank Mary H. Felton, Guardian Title Jack Kousma, Kousma Insulation Jeff Hensley, Lake Star Building & Remodeling Chris Majzun Sr., Majzun Construction Co. Chris S. Majzun Jr., Majzun Construction Co. Jim Sprague, Maloney + Novotny, LLC Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction

Robert Nickoloff Ernie Parsons Dan Strauss Dale Yost Terry Goode Bucky Kopf Calvin Smith Randy Strauss

Tom Lahetta, Tom Lahetta Builders, Inc.

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CT Alarm

Advertising/Marketing Committee - Emily May Brunke, Northwest Bank Build PAC - Jason Scott, North Star Builders Clambake Committee - Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc.

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Codes/Government Affairs Committee - Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction Co.

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Golf Classic Committee - Austin Merk, Maloney + Novotny Dave Weisenberger, Tusing Builders & Roofing Services

Ohio Division

Home Show Committee - Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc.

Dollar Bank

Ashley Noe, Cambria Membership Committee - Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc. Workforce Development Committee - Tim King, K. Hovnanian Homes - Ohio Div. John Toth, Floor Coverings International Young Professionals - Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc.

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Robert Nickoloff Ernie Parsons Dan Strauss Dale Yost Terry Goode Bucky Kopf Calvin Smith Randy Strauss

‘02 ‘02 ‘03 ‘03 ‘04 ‘04 ‘04 ‘04

Jim Schmidt Bob Yost Chris Majzun Sr. Bill Perritt Gene Henes John Sarnovsky Mick Mackert Chris Majzun Jr.

‘05 ‘05 ‘06 ‘06 ‘09 ‘09 ‘10 ‘10

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Andy Kerchmar Larry Franklin Leroy Forthofer Ray Yunker Mary H. Felton Linda Kacher Rich Smothers Joe Scaletta

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Nice to have a relaxing and fun Installation Night!

Great idea! Didn’t take away from your very special 75th Birthday Bash a few months ago.

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Thanks for the enjoyable evening. Made me feel young again.

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