September Reporter

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Reporter Volume 5, No. 9 • September, 2012

NORTH TEXAS HOMEBUILDERS ASSOCIATION

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

Renewals

Landmark Title Company .......................Cindy David Steve Lane Construction...........................Steve Lane Birkenfeld Electric .............................Gary Birkenfeld Dennis Company..................................Steven Hinson Harmon & Holcomb Homes ...........Eddie Holcomb Vic & James Paint Center........................Bruce Jones Woodco Supply............................Charles Vergauwen R.J. Wachsman Homes.............................Judy Garrett Rowland & Donnell Homes.............Bobby Rowland Times Record News....................................Kim Holly Waggoner Carpet One...................Bryan Waggoner Builders Lumber......................................Scott Hollars Builders Wholesale ........................................Rick Belz

September Birthdays David Bedingfield ........................................05 David Shoop.................................................07 Tim Foley ......................................................07 Scott Hollars ................................................10 Ben Shelton ..................................................13 Chris Gravitt................................................17 Bill Holstead.................................................18 Bruce Jones ..................................................21 Randy Pebworth .........................................27

Thanks for Renewing!

Happy Birthday!

General Membership Meeting

Calendar of Events

North Texas Home Builders Association Business Expo

Labor Day (NTHBA Office Closed)................................Sept. 3, 2012 NTHBA Business Expo (at the Forum) ..........................Sept. 6, 2012 ......................................................................................11:00AM - 1:00PM Parade of Homes & Special Events ................................Sept. 11, 2012 Committee Meeting...................................................................10:00AM

September 6, 2012 11:00AM - 1:00PM at The Forum 2120 Speedway

Budget & By-Laws Committee........................................Sept. 18, 2012 Meeting............................................................................................9:15AM

Meal provided by Guarantee Title Company

3rd Annual Golf Tournament...........................................Sept. 20, 2012 (Champions Golf Course)........................................................11:30AM

Board of Directors Meeting............................................Sept. 19, 2012 ........................................................................................................11:00AM


It is hard to believe this year has passed so quickly. I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as president of our North Texas Home Builders Association. New officers have been nominated and will be officially installed in October. The time I spent as the Association President has been a year STAN MOUNTAIN of opportunities. Thanks to a lot of hard President work from our builder members and associate members, our 60th Annual Parade of Homes was a great success. Also, we were once again able to give scholarships to deserving college bound students. I am confident that the upcoming golf tournament will be a success as well as lots of fun. Being able to attend the Texas Association of builders Board meeting has been a great experience. These opportunities have given me a new perspective on the importance of being a member of a local home builders association. When you become a member of a local association you also become a member of the state association and the national association. This not only allows you to network locally and across the great state of Texas but the entire United States. What a privilege and honor it is to be a member of an organization that takes such an active part in giving back to the community. It is also an honor to tell people you are a member of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB). TAB is the official voice of the home building industry in Texas. This recognized and respected trade association represents 315,000 million jobs and $21 billion of Texas economy. TAB plays a major role in the legislative, regulatory, and public arenas. TAB’s mission is dedicated to creating a positive business environment for the housing industry by addressing the housing issues of the people of Texas. Working with its 30 local associations, TAB enhances your ability to provide jobs and housing for Texas families. You can be proud you are doing your part. It has been a pleasure representing the North Texas Home Builders Association and its members. Thank you all for your continued support and let’s look forward to another great year!

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Meet Your Members

RHONE BUILDING CORPORATION has been developing neighborhoods and creating dream homes for more than fifty years. We have a relentless commitment to continue creating homes of outstanding quality and lasting value - homes that will meet your needs and fulfill your dreams. What is the “Perfect Home”? The “perfect home” begins with a vision of the ideal retreat from life’s everyday concerns. As you approach you should feel yourself unwinding from the hectic day. It should boast unsurpassed quality and craftsmanship while still being relaxingly elegant with impeccable attention-to-detail evident throughout the home. The kitchen, the most frequented room, should evoke lingering over food and enjoying pleasurable conversation while demanding functionality, organization, efficiency and comfort. Of course, the “perfect home” will have a warm, cozy fire on cold winter nights along with a mantle for stockings to be hung and family pictures to rest. All of these qualities depict the “perfect home”. Where can you find this “perfect home” for your family? Rhone Building, of course! DOOR SYSTEMS OF WICHITA FALLS is your professional residential and commercial garage door, garage door operator Service Company. Jay Bitsche has been proudly serving the Wichita Falls and surrounding Texas and Oklahoma areas with quality and affordable sales and service since 1984. We are a family-owned and operated company that will treat you like you are part of our family. We are the only Authorized Raynor Dealer in the Wichita Falls and surrounding 10 counties. We have a complete line of basic and custom garage doors to fit any size project. Steel garage doors with or without insulation and the new custom wood doors will enhance the exterior of your home or business. Don’t forget to include a garage door operator to open your garage doors and secure your property. Security gates and gate operators are the hot product in today’s properties; residential or commercial gates can slide or swing and can be accessed by keypads, card readers, remote controls and the new biometric touch plate readers. With Jay’s knowledge and experience in the door and gate industry, we are confident he will meet and exceed your expectations. When you are ready to add a door or gate, or if you simply need service or repairs, we can accommodate your needs, please contact us at 940-692-6850 or 1-800-664-6850. I AM A PROFESSIONAL HERE TO ASSIST YOU WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU. Door Systems of Wichita Falls Door Systems Of Wichita Falls, 3237 Industrial Drive, Wichita Falls, TX 76306 “A professional garage door and gate operator service, Fax: 940-629-7995 we’re your one-stop shop for opening doors and gates.” Store Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Garage Doors is Topic at August Luncheon of the North Texas Builders Association The latest trends in garage doors was the topic at the August membership luncheon of the North Texas Home Builders Association held Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Kemp Center for the Arts. Ron Heidt of Spring, Texas, director of builder sales for Overhead Door Corporation, said installing a high-quality garage door is the second most important way to increase the value of your home. He stressed that doors are available with 20-year to lifetime warranties. During the presentation, he discussed two new doors on the market. The Impression Collection is a panel door engineered with an artfully molded wood grain fiberglass surface concealing durable steel construction. It comes in a variety of architectural styles with three-section styling on seven-foot high doors and four-section styling on eight-foot high doors. It is available in 10 colors along with a choice of three types of windows and optional hardware. Heidt stressed that the Impression Collection is made with foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation with an R-value of 7.6 that helps control costly heat loss and heat gain. He added that this type of insulation can diminish street noise and makes the door quieter as it operates. “These doors also are designed with award-winning safety and technology features including pinch-resistant door panels and factory-installed powder-coated interior hardware that ensures proper alignment and smoother operation with a clean interior appearance.� He added that the fiberglass exterior utilizes Therma-Tru Accu Grain technology providing the beauty of wood without the maintenance. Heidt also discussed the Modern Aluminum Collection of sleek, sophisticated garage doors. “The Modern Aluminum Collection door provides a unique look for today’s more contemporary-styled homes.� It combines glass and aluminum for unparalleled visual appeal, strength and light infiltration. It is available in the 511 Series for door sizes up to 16-feet wide and the 521 Series for doors up to 26-feet wide. The 521 Series also offers a joint seal between sections for additional weather resistance. He added that the Modern Aluminum Collection offers an array of glass choices, including double strength, tempered, Low E, insulated, frosted, mirrored, reeded and tinted glass. Light-filtered glass also is available to add style while maintaining privacy. Additionally, Heidt said the Modern Aluminum Collection features 197 powder coat color options to best match the home. “Clear, anodized finish comes standard. We also have solid aluminum panels for a unique, distinctive look. Doors also can be anodized in light, medium, or dark bronze.� For homes located in extreme wind conditions, Heidt said

By: Lee Grace

Shown after the luncheon are, from left: Sheila Hammond, NTHBA President Stan Mountain, Speaker Ron Heidt and John Ahern of Overhead Door, and Cassie Ahern.

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you can safeguard your home with a wind load-rated system. This is available on the 521 Series and means your door can be built to withstand a variety of wind conditions, including hurricane-force winds, and meet all local building codes. Heidt mentioned to the audience that Overhead Door invented the electric garage door opener. New openers use a DC motor that is quieter than previous motors. In other business, the Nominations Committee reported to the membership with the following slate of officers for 2012-2013: President - Steve Hinson Vice President - Barney Brock Associate Vice President - Eric Nelson Treasurer - Martin Litteken Secretary - Tim Sawyer Immediate Past President - Stan Mountain Builder Directors - David Bedingfield, Steven Klasse Randy Wachsman and John Harmon Associate Directors - Larry Park and Johnny McClane State Directors - Jose Garcia, Stan Mountain (alternate state director) and life director Chuck Dennis Executive Vice President - Teri Gibson

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Where: Champions Golf Course When: Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:30 AM - 1:00PM Registration & Lunch 1:00PM Shot Gun Start

$60.00 Individual Player $240.00 Team $300.00 Team & Hole Sponsor $100.00 Hole Sponsor Only Call the NTHBA Office for more information and details or visit the web site at www.nthba.com to download entry forms. You can still sign up until the day of play * Still need items for goody bags and door prices *

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Congratulations! Chuck Dennis on winning two free meals for the October General Membership Meeting by entering last month’s reporter contest.

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The History of Labor Day In 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York. Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882, after witnessing the annual labor festival held in Toronto, Canada. Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day. Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland reconciled with Reyes, leader of the labor movement. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation’s trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers’ Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers’ Day. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Let Us Check Your Shorts

Pray For: Nelson Tubbs, Mike Tucker, Wanda Shelton, Joe Rhone, & Larry Thaggard .

September 3, 2012


North Texas Home Builder Association

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Now through December 31, 2012

NTHBA 2012 Goal - 20 New Members

The individual bringing in the most new members will be eligible to receive $1000.00 cash and a free Banner Ad located on NTHBA website for 2013. We must meet our goal of 20 new members (Builder, Developer, or Associate) to offer this incentive. Don’t forget:You can also win $50.00 if you bring in the most new members for the month.

2012 MEMBERSHIP DUES: Builders & Developers $526 Associates $400 Affiliates $200 1st Affiliate Any additional Affiliates $50 (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.

We would like to start a local membership advantage program and need anyone who is interested in offering any incentives to our members to please contact the NTHBA office.

2525 Kell Blvd., Suite 100 Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Perry Curry

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Sunbelt Builders show is one of the largest building industry events in North America drawing thousands of residential construction industry professionals from the United States, Canada and Mexico to more than 225 exhibit booths. With something for all interests, Sunbelt is the one-stop-shop for anyone in the building industry. Registration is free for members until September 5, 2012. Make plans to attend and help keep the construction industry vital.

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Harold Newton Branch Manager

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Lane Landes, Owner

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