April Reporter

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North Texas Hombuilders Association

Reporter Volume 5, No. 4 • APRIL, 2012

4410 Fairway Boulevard • Wichita Falls, TX 76308 • P: 940.692.2211 • F: 940.692.2214 • www.nthba.com

Congratulations

Congratulations to Alan Hinson with Dennis Company winner of two free meals for April’s General Membership Meeting!

General Membership Meeting Thursday, April 5, 2012 • 11:30 A.M. Kemp Center for the Arts • 1301 Lamar Street

Guest Speaker

Mike Blake, Mike Blake & Associates. Topic: “The New Sales & Marketing Environment”


Debra Clements Mortgage Consultant Mortgage

Good april to all! As your HBA president I recently

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 2301 KELL BLVD. WICHITA FALLS, TX 76308 MAC T9904-010 940-766-8520 Office Debra.K.Clements@wellsfargo.com

attended a very informative meeting in Austin Texas. Joining me as I attended

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

was Jose Garcia, who has been a dedicated, true blue member who

Davetraveled Rhone ............................................ 02 Stan Mountain has unselfishly to numerous President

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Luz Lermathe ............................................. 06 meeting throughout years. The

appreciation for this dedication is priceless. In the past Dutch Watson ........................................ 12 I have attended similar........................................... meetings but not as NTHBA Steve Smith 13 president. Ed I was extremely proud to represent Wichita Mawson Sr ........................................ 15 Falls HBA. Jim We Henderson have a number of impressive people ...................................... 17 representing our association in Austin. David Miller is a

George Medlen ...................................... 23 O.W. Ayers .............................................. 26 David greeted me daily and remembered each person’s Kenneth Armstrong ............................. 30 prominent shining example representing Texas Builders.

BRYAN WAGGONER 3907 Kell Boulevard • Wichita Falls • Texas 76308 (940) 691-3641 Fax (940) 691-3643 • (800) 466-3642 E-Mail bryanl@waggonercarpetone.com

Long Name. Big On Service.

name without hesitation. Each meeting contained very powerful substance from issues with OSHA presenting

safety issues, memberships, to the budgeting our State income. In short our organization is thriving but cannot do so if we do not have everyone putting forth their best efforts. Please attend as many of the meetings as possible and recruit as many as possible. We as NTHBA are an enormous part of rebuilding the economy of our 2801 Midwestern Parkway, Suite 200 Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 great state of Texas. Thank you and God Bless Texas and

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New Members

Welcome Dona Wade new affiliate member with Stone Lake Development.

Renewals

Bill Holstead............................ Holdstead Brick Lane Landes..................... Texas Carpet Outlet Cassie Ahearn................... Christmas In Action

Commercial Real Estate Growing: Realtor Bobby Schaaf confident in address to Home Builders’ March luncheon By Lee Grace, Classified Writer Commercial Realtor Bobby Schaaf, co-owner of Domain Real Estate Services, told a large gathering at the March 1 luncheon of the North Texas Home Builders Association gathered at the Kemp Center for the Arts that L to R: Kaci Hill, Bobby Schaaf, Stan Mountain commercial real estate is growing. “The phone is ringing today,” he told the crowd, “while two years ago when I was last here to speak to you the phone was not ringing.” He said the center of commercial real estate in Wichita Falls is shifting from the corner of Kemp, Midwestern Parkway and Call Field Road slightly west to the intersection of Call Field Road, Lawrence Road and Rhea Road. “One reason is that land is available for development of new and exciting stuff.” He added, “Co-tenancy is what drives this development. Quail Creek Shopping Center validates and verifies to other retailers that this is a good market.” He cited the new El Fenix Mexican Restaurant as an example. Schaaf said the Old White’s Auto Store building on Call Field Road should be torn down in the near future to make way for a new 12-acre shopping center. The proposed plan includes locations for restaurants and retail areas, as well as ample parking. “The re-worked intersection of Lawrence Road, Rhea Road and Call Field will be a huge benefit to this area.” Other prime commercial development tracts include 14 acres behind the Wal-Mart Super Center on the extension of Maplewood, approximately six acres on Maplewood behind the new Cavender’s Boot City, and 12 acres on Kell near the U-Haul Rental Center. “Wichita Falls is a hub for residents within a 60-mile radius of the city,” said Schaaf. “There are approximately 600,000 people within this area from Lawton to the North, Childress to the west, Bowie to the east, and Graham to the south. They travel to Wichita Falls to shop, dine, visit the doctor, and come for entertainment. This is why major retailers are looking at Wichita Falls. Our city’s daytime population jumps to 230,000 with people coming to our city. “In the past 60 months we’ve had 82 new retailers open businesses in Wichita Falls. That tells you our retail market is alive and well. One example is Academy Sports, located in Quail Creek Shopping Center. They offer the whole thing and more. They would not be here if this was not a vibrant market.” One benefit of the growing commercial activity in Wichita Falls is the city’s growth in sales tax revenue. “In 1998 the first two Super Wal-Marts opened. That year we recorded a huge jump in sales tax revenue. Since 1998, that revenue is up 168 percent.” Schaaf also spoke briefly about residential real estate. He noted, “Residential growth follows commercial growth.” He said residential real estate sales dropped in 2011 from 2010, but that he sees growth coming this year. He suggested, “This is not a bad time to consider building a spec home.” He closed by saying, “I am excited about Wichita Falls. Technology has pushed productivity through the roof. Retail has kept Wichita Falls growing. People now believe in us.” In other business, NTHBA Scholarship Chairman Jeff McClatchy said the application process for the scholarship program is beginning. May 1 is the deadline for applications. He added that applications have been given to all area high schools.


Calendar of Events

General Membership Meeting...................................................................... April 05, 2012 11:30 AM Membership, Meetings & Education Committee Meeting......................... April 10, 2012 11:00 AM Parade of Homes & Special Events Committee Meeting........................... April 11, 2012 10:00 AM Budget & By-Laws Committee Meeting.......................................................... April 17, 2012 9:15 AM Board of Directors Meeting............................................................................ April 18, 2012 11:00 AM

Mark Your Calendars

2012 Golf Tournament set for September 20, 2012 at Champions Golf Course. More information will be available in next months reporter.

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Meet Your Members Joe Wood Construction Joe Wood Construction is a family owned and operated company and has been in the Wichita Falls area for over 50 years. We are licensed, bonded and insured and we are proud members of the Better Business Bureau and hold a zero complaint record. Call today and speak to either Danny or Kyle Wood, or Gerald Heflin for an estimate or to schedule a meeting about a new home. We would be glad to assist you in any way. Many references are available upon request.

Shoop’s Texas Termite Shoop’s is a family-owned and operated business, dedicated to bringing you the absolute best in Termite & Pest Control, as well as a variety of other services for your home and/or business. Our certified technicians are expected to meet the high standards that have been a part of our business since its origin in 1932. Our company consistently integrates the latest technology in the pest control industry with our proven methods that have created and maintained spectacular results over the years. We understand that each situation is unique; therefore our technicians take the time to examine your situation and the specific needs that will be required to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.


JUSTIN BAILEY

Vice President/Lending

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Phone (940) 692-5734

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Wichita Falls Texas 76308

Lane Landes

CHRIS•DOCKMAN • COMPANY 2071 FM 171 Wichita Falls, Texas 76305 Phone & Fax (940) 767-9710 Cell (940) 704-3471 Jerry Fillmon, Owner/Manager

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2801 Midwestern Parkway, Suite 200 Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 940-696-0000 phone • 940-687-1725 fax www.fstbnk.com

Serving This Area Since 1946

Email these words to nthba.teri@gmail.com to be entered into this month’s contest for 2 free meals to the next General Membership Meeting.


April Birthdays

Rick Belz................................................. 18 Mark Masman...................................... 22 Judy Garrett......................................... 30

Inc.

Serving Wichita, Archer and Clay Counties

2012 Parade of Homes June 2 - June 10

This year marks the 60th Annual Parade of Homes for the North Texas Home Builders Association. We are excited to say there are 17 homes entered in this year’s Parade, • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

#3 Jasmine - Classic Builders 2643 Highway 79 South, David Bedingfield Homes 2017 Windmill Lake Avenue - Dennis Company 4200 Shady Lane - Douglas Custom Homes 154 Prairie Way - Harmon & Holcomb Homes 6018 Oakmont - Harmon & Holcomb Homes 5780 Quail Ridge - Joe Wood Construction #5 Summertree Court - Klasse Homes 4920 Olivia Lane - Lance Friday Homes 3403 Stirling - R.J. Wachsman Homes 5409 Tanner - R. J. Wachsman Homes 5018 Cypress - R. J Wachsman Homes 6027 Laci Lane - Rowland & Donnell Homes #8 Avery Row - Skyline Developers 1706 Eagle Ridge - Stan Mountain Construction #3 Harley Court - Thompson Brothers Construction #20 Grant Gill - Habitat For Humanity

The homes will be open weekends from 2-6 PM and weekdays from 6-8 PM. Ticket sales from this event benefit Habitat for Humanity. Updated information will be sent to members by email and posted on the web site periodically.

1920 Elmwood North Ave. • Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 (940) 720-5200 • (940) 691-3199 Fax Jean Taylor, CESA

Vice President / Escrow Officer

jeant@archertitle.com

Maggie Johnson

Operations Mgr. / Escrow Officer

maggiej@archertitle.com


North Texas Hombuilders Association SCholarship Application 2012

The North Texas Home Builders Association is looking for a few good people wanting to make their careers in the home building industry. Don’t pass up the opportunity to receive scholarship funds to help jump start your career. Apply Now!! Deadline is May 1, 2012.

“MEMBERSHIP WOES?” Not to worry, Help is on the way! By Robin Newhouse, 2012 NAHB Membership Committee Chairman

Now membership equals cold hard cash! Your National Association of Home Builders is stepping up to provide extra support to local HBAs with the announcement of a new membership initiative – the Beat 2011 program. Now HBAs and Spikes can “cash in” on outstanding membership performance. Local HBAs will receive a special incentive if they grow their Builder and Associate membership by the end of 2012. Any HBA that has, as of the end of the day on December 31st, 2012, a higher Builder and Associate membership total than they had on December 31st, 2011 will receive 50% of their national dues ($75) for every additional Builder and Associate member on their roster above the prior year end total. For example, if your association ended 2011 with 200 Builder and Associate members and finishes 2012 with 220 (20 additional members), you will be eligible to receive a $1,500 incentive, to use as the local sees fit. Every month, NAHB will recognize the leading local association and Spike from each of the seven size categories. To help sweeten the deal and encourage some friendly competition, these HBAs and Spikes will be put into a monthly drawing for a new iPad (one each for HBAs and Spikes) and will also become eligible for a special year-end grand prize drawing. Complete details and rules for the Beat 2011 campaign can be found at www.nahb.org/Beat2011.

NTHBA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2012

• Builders & Developers – $526.00 • Associate – $400.00 • Affiliates – $200.00 1st Affiliate, any additional Affiliates $50.00

(An Affiliate Member is someone who is affiliated with a Builder or an Associate Member that has paid a full membership fee)

This includes $150.00 to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and $111.00 to the Texas Association of Builders (TAB). Affiliate Member dues include $5.00 to NAHB and $25.00 to TAB.

NTHBA 2012 Goal – 20 New Members! Individual bringing in the most new members will be eligible to receive $500.00 worth of advertising and a free Banner Ad located on NTHBA site. We must meet our goal of 20 new members (Builder, Developer, or Associate) to offer this incentive.


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DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS Dave Rhone ............................................ 02 Luz Lerma ............................................. 06 Dutch Watson ........................................ 12 BRYAN WAGGONER Steve Smith ........................................... 13 Ed Mawson Sr ........................................ 15 Kell Boulevard • Wichita Falls • Texas 7630817 Jim3907 Henderson ...................................... (940) 691-3641 George Medlen ...................................... 23 Fax (940) 691-3643 • (800) 466-3642 O.W. Ayers .............................................. 26 E-Mail bryanl@waggonercarpetone.com Kenneth Armstrong ............................. 30

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