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North Texas Hombuilders Association

Reporter Volume 5, No. 3 • march, 2012

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

Congratulations

Sharon Tucker with Atmos Energy on winning the two free meals for March’s General Membership Meeting by entering our monthly Reporter contest and Johnny McClane with the Ember Shop on winning the Gift Basket Raffle. Proceeds of $320.00 will be given to one of our own non-profit members Christmas In Action. Thank you all for your generous support. Thank You Sharon Tucker with Atmos Energy for sponsoring February’s Gift Basket and Shelia Hammonds for putting the basket together.

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 1, 2012 • 11:30 A.M. Kemp Center for the Arts • 1300 Lamar Street Guest Speaker:

Bobby Schaaf, Domain Real Estate Topic: “Economic Forecast & Building Future for Wichita Falls”


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Griselda Anzaluda

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS Showroom Consultant

Dave Rhone ............................................ 02 Luz Lerma ............................................. 06 Dutch Watson ........................................ 12 Steve Smith ........................................... 13 Ed Mawson Sr ........................................ 15 Jim Henderson ...................................... 17 George Medlen ...................................... 23 O.W. Ayers .............................................. 26 Kenneth Armstrong ............................. 30

Ember Shop THE

Fireplaces by Xtrordinair

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Monessen

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Majestic

Golden Blount

Service and Installation

www.TheEmberShop.com

Wood Burning & Gas Wood & Cast Stone Mantels Outdoor Kitchens JOHNNY McCLANE 4101 McNiel Avenue Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Serving Texas & Oklahoma since 1971 (940) 692-6300 • Fax (940) 692-6302

Builders Regaining Positive Attitude for the Building Industry January’s report was influenced by better-thannormal weather. Builders are feeling positive about the housing market after the Stan Mountain validation was made on the President number of starts and permits in January. The numbers are rising according to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Us Department of Housing and Urban Development. Housing starts overall were up 1.5% from December and a 9.9% jump from a year ago. While single family starts were 1.0% lower on a monthly basis, that drop comes from the heels of a 12.0% jump in December. Multifamily starts were up 8.5%. Part of the exciting improvement can be attributed to great weather. Last month was the fourth warmest January on record since 1985 and the driest. While the weather may be promoting theSERVICES numbers now the building OCE of industry should expectTexas some pay back in March Certified Construction Elevation Survey Fencing and April. Let’s keep these numbers soaring up Custom Gates Randy Pebworth by working diligently• rwpeb10@gmail.com while the weather permits. Landscaping 940-692-6117 O&F • 940-733-5339 2012 looks as if it could be the year to send the building industry into a positive, profitable leap.

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Renewals

Charles Bar.......................Charles Barr Homes Doug McCulloch........ Douglas Custom Homes Martin Litteken..........Cornerstone Engineering

HomePAC Works for You By

Wayne Pharries

Feeling Over-Regulated? Individually we don’t have much voice, but by pulling together as an industry we can make sure that our concerns are heard. Whether you are a builder, developer, or are in a business dependent on builders and developers, you have an interest in legislation that affects your industry. After all, these decisions are influenced daily by other industries and activists groups whose goals are often in direct conflict with ours. With over 14,000 members, TAB has the power to have an impact on the legislation particularly on the important issues that affect your business. HomePAC uses your donations to support candidates and legislation that are good for our industry. For more information about HomePAC, visit www.TexasBuilders.org/ homepac or call (800) 252-3625 and ask to speak with the Government Affairs staff.

Meet Your Members ABC Redi-Mix A.B.C. Redi-Mix has been batching concrete since 1946. We are home owned and operated. Owner is the 3rd generation member in concrete in the Wichita Falls market. Our many years of experience with large commercial jobs qualify us as the go-to company for your concrete needs. We will be happy to consult with you on all your job requirements and quote very competitive prices.

Charles Barr Homes I have been working in the construction business since 1967. I was serving as a full time policeman with the City of Wichita Falls Police Department and began framing homes with other policemen as a result of the tornado that demolished the City View area of Wichita Falls. I continued to work both jobs until 1972 when I left the police department and began my own home building company. I joined the North Texas Home Builders Association and became a supporter of all their endeavors as a community organization. When I served the association as President the first time, I was instrumental in helping my fellow members acquire the present location and build our present-day office. Later we expanded our building to its present size. I have served as President four times and have supported all projects that involved the Home Builders Association, including Toys for Tots, Adopted Squadron at SAFB, Company Picnics for our families and friends, furnished and delivered a truckload of clothing and furniture to flood victims in Louisiana, built and donated several large play houses to Child Advocates, the Salvation Army and the Wichita Falls Junior League. During the years since 1972 I have developed several subdivisions and built numerous single and multi-family homes along with small commercial projects plus expansions and remodels for several churches. For pleasure I enjoy traveling with my wife and family as well as building furniture and other special items in my workshop for my family.

Benefits of manufactured stone is topic of February luncheon By Lee Grace, Classified Writer

Pat Holland of Coronado Products spoke about the benefits of manufactured stone for home exteriors and interiors to the February general membership meeting of the North Texas Home Builders Association on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Kemp Center for the Arts. Holland, along with Mary Tondu, answered questions about Coronado Stone Products, one of the leaders in the manufactured stone industry that - in recent years - has grown from a $200 million per year industry to a $1 billion per year industry. Holland said manufactured stone is a very cost-effective product, saving builders thousands of dollars when compared with natural stone. It is available in a variety of styles, shapes and colors.       Manufactured stone is basically a veneer system with multiple applications. Mr. Holland also said it dries naturally from the inside out. Manufactured stone is made from cement, pumice and natural iron oxides to produce a lightweight concrete product that has the appearance of natural stone.   In other business, Noel Filer of the Partners With Youth Campaign at the Bill Bartley Family YMCA accepted a check for $280 from the North Texas Home Builders Association. These proceeds were raised from January’s gift basket raffle that was sponsored by Jay Bitsche of Door Systems of Wichita Falls. The proceeds from the February gift basket drawing sponsored by Sharon Tucker of Atmos Energy will benefit Christmas L to R: Noel Filer, Shelia Hammonds, in Action. Johnny McClane of The Ember Shop was the winner of Stan Mountain, Mary Tondu, and Pat Holland. the February gift basket.


Calendar of Events

Deadline for Balance of Parade Entry Fee and Blueprint..........................................March 1, 2012 General Membership Meeting.....................................................................March 1, 2012 11:30 AM Membership, Meetings & Education Committee.......................................March 7, 2012 10:00 AM (Will meet at the NTHBA Office) Parade Of Homes & Special Events Committee Meeting........................March 14, 2012 10:00 AM Budget & By-Laws Committee Meeting.......................................................March 20, 2012 9:15 AM Board Of Directors Meeting.........................................................................March 21, 2012 11:00 AM

Long Name. Big On Service.

1300 Tenth Street • 723-0771

2012 Parade of Homes June 2 - June 10

This year marks the 60th Anniversary for the Parade of Homes. We are excited to say we are off to a great start. We have commitments for 16 Parade Homes with the possibility of having a few more. We will have a kick-off lunch again this year sponsored by Landmark Title Company We are still taking orders for Parade of Homes Housing Guide advertising and banners. If you are interested in either of these please contact the NTHBA office at 692-2211. Help us celebrate a milestone in the history of the North Texas Home Builders Association.

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

Scholarships Available Once again the North Texas Home Builders Association is seeking applicants for our annual scholarships program. Please make sure you are familiar with the application and guidelines. They can be downloaded at www.nthba.com or call the NTHBA office at 692-2211 for other arrangements. Don’t miss the opportunity for your chance to receive financial assistance or help someone else. Working together we can help educate people and strengthen the home building industry.


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

5828 Ashleyanne Circle, Suite B Inc.

Serving Wichita, Archer and Clay Counties

by JAM

Jean Taylor, CESA jeant@archertitle.com

8am to 5pm mon-Fri

We provide a “One Stop Shop” for • DOORS • WINDOWS • MILLWORK • EXPERT INSTALLATION

1920 Elmwood North Ave. • Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 (940) 720-5200 • (940) 691-3199 Fax Vice President / Escrow Officer

(940) 691-4212

Maggie Johnson

Come see our Mexican Talavera Sinks and Matching Toilets!

Operations Mgr. / Escrow Officer

maggiej@archertitle.com

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS Dave Rhone ............................................ 02 Luz Lerma ............................................. 06 Dutch Watson ........................................ 12 Steve Smith ........................................... 13 TEXAS 940-723-0944 Ed Mawson Sr ........................................ 15 ASSOCIATION OF Serving This Area Since 1946 BUILDERS ...................................... Jim Henderson 17 George Medlen ...................................... 23 O.W. Ayers .............................................. 26 Kenneth Armstrong ............................. 30

Ralph Dunkelberg III Vice President Mortgage Services

1401 Holliday • Wichita Falls, TX 76301 940-720-8054 • Cell 940-704-1789 Fax 940-720-8071 Email ralph.dunkelberg@usfcu.us

Ember Shop THE

Fireplaces by Xtrordinair Stone Age Vanguard

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

Monessen

Mendota

Town & Country

Isokern

Majestic

Golden Blount

Service and Installation

Wood Burning & Gas Wood & Cast Stone Mantels Outdoor Kitchens JOHNNY McCLANE 4101 McNiel Avenue Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Serving Texas & Oklahoma since 1971

Remember to do

www.TheEmberShop.com

(940) 692-6300 • Fax (940) 692-6302


March Birthdays

WINDOWS, DOORS AND MORE!

522 Beverly Drive Wichita Falls, Texas 76309

723-1436

Phone (940) 692-5734

2801 Kell East

Fax 04 Jay Bitsche............................................. Wichita Falls (940) 692-0391 Texas 76308 Lane Landes........................................... 07 tco@wf.net Lane Landes, Owner Always Remember to do Business with Association Members! Donnie Park.......................................... 15 We always have room for more ads! Teri Gibson. ............................................ 15 CHRIS• DOCKMAN • COMPANY Please contact NTHBA 692-2211 to set up your ad. Wayne Pharries. .................................... 15 2071 FM 171 Wichita Falls, Texas 76305 Jose Garcia.......................................... 19 Phone & Fax (940) 767-9710 Cell (940) 704-3471 Tim Saywer............................................. 22 Jerry Fillmon, Owner/Manager David Littiken......................................... 27 We’re Here When You Need Us. 31 StevenServing Hinson. ...................................... Wichita, Archer and Clay Counties

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

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

Vice President / Escrow Officer (940) 720-5202

jeant@archertitle.com

Maggie Johnson

Operations Mgr. / Escrow Officer (940) 720-5203

maggiej@archertitle.com

Delinda Dodd Mortgage Team Member

JUSTIN BAILEY

Vice President/Lending

1401 Holliday • Wichita Falls, TX 76301 940-720-8023 Fax 940-720-8071 Email delinda.dodd@usfcu.us

This month’s contest words are POT OF GOLD.

TEXAS

ASSOCIATION

940-723-0944

OF

BUILDERS

Serving This Area Since 1946

Email these words to www.nthba.teri.com for your chance to win 2 free meals to April’s General Membership Meeting.

GOOD LUCK!

justinb@snbt.net

Builder Pricing • Net/30 Terms • Free Builder Delivery 2801 Kell East

Phone (940) 692-5734

Wichita Falls

Fax (940) 692-0391

Texas 76308

Contact steve@hamiltonbryan.com • 940-691-1112

Lane Landes, Owner

tco@wf.net


‘Green’ Your Home Well Beyond St. Patrick’s Day In March, many Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by attending parties, wearing green clothing, and even bedecking their homes with green shamrock and leprechaun-adorned decorations. With nearly 37 million Americans claiming Irish ancestry (according to Ancestry.com), that’s no surprise. But what may surprise you are the many ways that you can “green” your home that will last well beyond March 17, and save you money on utility bills year-round. Here are a few recommendations to home owners who want to increase their home’s efficiency, decrease costs, and take advantage of the other benefits of “greening” your home. Add insulation Adding insulation will help save energy costs, increase comfort by better controlling temperature, and improve indoor air quality by eliminating many gaps dirt, dust, and other impurities can enter. Insulation is rated by its ability to resist heat flow, known as the “R-value.” the higher the R-value, the better its ability to resist heat flow. Install high-efficiency windows Ordinary window glass transmits ultraviolet heat rays from the sun into your home. ENERGY STARrated windows can help control this. These windows may have two or more panes of glass, warmedge spacers between the panes, improved framing materials, and microscopically thin metal or metallic oxide layers deposited on windows to reduce radiative heat flow. Seal exterior penetrations Inspect your home from the inside and outside and plug cracks or openings in order to reduce cold air drafts and heat loss, especially the areas where window frames meet the structure or siding of the house. Use caulking to seal all small cracks on non-moving surfaces and install weather stripping on windows, doors and other movable parts of the home. Replace your appliances with ENERGY STAR-rated ones ENERGY STAR -rated appliances, ranging from dishwashers and refrigerators to computers and televisions, meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy. Qualified refrigerators, dishwashers and vent fans use ten to 50 percent less energy and water than standard models, more than making up for the slightly higher costs of these products. Install low-flow water plumbing fixtures In the average home, flushing toilets accounts for around 30 percent of water usage. By using low-flow plumbing fixtures such as toilets, faucet aerators and showerheads, you can save up to 25 percent of that water compared to conventional fixtures while providing the same utility. Upgrade to an ENERGY STAR-rated or tankless water heater Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand at a preset temperature rather than storing it. A low-cost alternative to a tankless heater is to wrap insulation around your conventional water heater, which can reduce standby heat losses 25 to 45 percent. Install a high-efficiency HVAC system High-efficiency ENERGY STAR HVAC equipment can reduce utilities costs on average by ten to 30 percent over minimum efficiency equipment. It also can improve home comfort with more heating and cooling and a quieter operation, and often features higher quality components that result in longer equipment life. Not only will green remodeling help you enjoy your home more during the time you live in it, it will make it more attractive to potential buyers when you decide to sell. According to research by the National Association of Home Builders, 72 percent of consumers report energy efficient features in a home would influence their purchase decision. For more information on green remodeling visit www.nthba.com and click on either the Builder – Developers tab or the Associate tab for a list of Professionals who can help you with any of these improvements.


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Condolences We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Jamie Harris with Allred Thompson Mason Daugherty Insurance for the loss of her father Pat Gallagher. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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CALL: 1-888-202-4488 and mention NAHB CLICK: www.hp.com/go/nahb Always Remember to do Business with Association Members! We always have room for more ads! up your ad.

© 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP. The information Please contact NTHBA to set contained herein is subject to change without692-2211 notice.

We’re Here When You Need Us.

Serving Wichita, Archer and Clay Counties

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

Vice President / Escrow Officer (940) 720-5202

jeant@archertitle.com

Maggie Johnson

Operations Mgr. / Escrow Officer (940) 720-5203

maggiej@archertitle.com

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

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