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Table of Contents Page 4 MESSAGE FROM THE 2017 OMB PRESIDENT


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LOOKING AHEAD - meetings & events NOVEMBER 1st - 5:30pm/6:30pm Grays Harbor Chapter Meeting and Beer With A Builder Tinderbox Coffee/Steam Donkey NOVEMBER 2nd - 4:00pm Beer With A Builder Growler Garage NOVEMBER 3rd - 8:00am Competent Persons Training: Residential Fall Protection OMB Office NOVEMBER 8th-10th - 8:00am BIAW Board Meeting Semiahmoo Resort NOVEMBER 14th - 4:00/4:30PM Exec/Board Meeting OMB Office NOVEMBER 15th - 6:00pm Lewis County Chapter Meeting Moose Lodge

NOVEMBER 16th - 11:30am General Membership Meeting Ricardo's Kitchen And Bar

DECEMBER 12th - 4:00/4:30PM Exec/Board Meeting OMB Office

NOVEMBER 21st - 4:00pm Associates Council OMB Office

DECEMEBER 19th - 4:00pm Associates Council OMB Office

NOVEMBER 21st - 5:30pm Mason County Chapter Meeting TBA

DECEMBER 20th - 6:00pm Lewis County Chapter Meeting TBA

NOVEMBER 27th- 4:00pm Membership Committee Meeting Northwest Beerwerks

DECEMBER 25th - 4:00pm Membership Committee Meeting Northwest Beerwerks

DECEMBER 6th - 6:00pm Grays Harbor Christmas Party TBA

DECEMBER 28th - 4:00pm Government Affairs Meeting OMB Office

DECEMBER 8th - 6:00pm OMB Christmas Party Hotel RL - Olympia

Meetings and Events are subject to change. For more details on these upcoming OMB events, go to

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Anticipating great things for 2018. faces on the OMB staff and an outstanding list of OMB Officers and Directors coming on board for the 2018 year (see the 2018 Nominating Committee Recommendations).



cannot believe that it has already been a year and I am now sitting here writing my last article for Chalk Line Magazine as the President of OMB. It has been an amazing year of overall achievements and success - from the Mazama Pocket Gopher progress to the growing popularity of our second annual Chefs on Tour and seventeenth annual Tour of Homes. As the building industry continues to soar so does the significance of Olympia Master Builders and its members. Looking ahead, I am beyond excited for the future of OMB, and look forward to the growth in membership and community support coming our way. We have fresh new


I also want to take a minute to reinforce the importance of voting. Election time is upon us and every home builder, remodeler, trade partner ─ and everyone else in our great industry ─ should make sure we are registered and eligible to vote Nov. 8. On pages 10-11 of this issue of Chalk Line, look for the list of candidates endorsed by The Affordable Housing Council. Each candidate was asked questions that help the TAHC members understand their view on the construction industry’s importance to a healthy economy, economic development, taxes, fees and utility rates, and balancing housing needs with the environment. This is one of the many benefits of OMB membership and I ask that you exercise your right to vote, and cast your ballots for the TAHC endorsed candidates, all of which have the local building industry in their best interest. As I bid farewell, I leave you with this: I believe in OMB and the mission of providing affordable housing to all economic segments of society. I believe that the work we do as an organization will benefit this society as a whole. Working together with local elected officials and giving back to the community is the key to OMB’s success.

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Official Publication of the Olympia Master Builders 1211 State Avenue NE, Olympia WA 98506 Phone: (360) 754-0912 The Olympia Master Builders is a professional trade association representing 450 member companies located in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Mason and Pacific Counties. Our members come from all sectors of the building trades and are committed to “building strong communities, one home at a time.”

Executive Committee

President Ron Deering, Northwest Family Homes First Vice President Karen McClennen Treasurer Erik Jensen Associate Vice President Debbi Boyd, Naberly, Inc. Second Assoc. Vice President Becky Rieger, Environmental Design, LLC Secretary Jon Jones, Washington Business Bank Immediate Past President Mike Auderer, Olympia Construction, Inc. Builder at Large John McKinlay, Olympia Overhead Doors

Builder Directors

Scott Bergford, Scott Homes, Inc., John Erwin, John Erwin Remodeling, Inc., Janine Ezzell, Chicago Title Insurance Co., Andy Gruhn, Gruhn Homes, Inc., John Johnson, Johnson Custom Homes, LLC, Jennifer McDonald, Lifespan Construction

Associate Directors

Holly Constantine, Puget Sound Window & Door, Becky Rieger, Environmental Design, LLC, Rusty Ruiz, Hung Right Doors

Legal Counsel

Jay Goldstein, Goldstein Law Offices, PLLC

National Directors

Ron Deering, Northwest Family Homes, Inc., Karen McClennen, Bob Kagy, Print NW

OMB At A Glance Time to update your 2018 Buyer's Guide Information! This year, it is as easy as 1-2-3! 1. Log On to LOGIN: the first initial and last name of the business contact person PASSWORD: "YOUR PASSWORD" Example: Contact: John Doe Login: jdoe Password: "YOUR PASSWORD" If you forgot your password or username, follow the steps on the log in page to retrieve that information.

2. Update your business information. 3. You are done! It's as easy at that!

For those who do not update online, paper copies will be mailed this month. Updated information needs to be received by October 27th or current information will be published. Please call the OMB office if you have any questions about your member profile.

A Special Shout Out to John Erwin Remodeling and ProBUILD! When John Erwin received the message from OMB that a longtime OMB member was in need of help building an entry ramp, John gladly accepted the job. John then made a few calls himself, and without hesitation, had materials donated by ProBUILD that same day. Within days, a beautiful, new entry ramp was built and ready for use.

State Directors

Tina Allen, Great Floors, Kim Asay, Umpqua Bank, Debbi Boyd, Naberly, Inc., Ron Deering, Northwest Family Homes, Inc., Stuart Drebick, Adroit Contractors, Inc., Janine Ezzell, Chicago Title Insurance Co., Karen McClennen, John McKinlay, Olympia Overhead Doors, Inc., Bob Kagy, Print NW, Michael Geisen, Gary's Vacuflo

Grays Harbor Chapter

President Harv Lillegard, Lillegard Construction Associate Vice President Rusty Ruiz, Hung Right Doors Secretary Ryann Blake, Chimney Techniques, Inc.

Lewis County Chapter

President John Johnson, Johnson Custom Homes Vice President Becky Rieger, Environmental Design Associate Vice President Rick Borovec, TwinStar Credit Union Secretary Patrick Toby, Toby’s Electric Builder Director Toby Krause, Double Duty Land Management

The Artisans Group Wins National Architecture Awards On September 28th, The Artisans Group and co-principal Tessa Smith won two National Sustainable Architecture Awards for the design and construction of a hyper energy efficient single family home: BEST SINGLE-FAMILY PASSIVE HOUSE and BEST PROJECT BY A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL. Congratulations to Tessa and The Artisans Group for your continued excellence in our community!

Mason County Chapter

President Andrew Spear, Andrew Spear Construction, LLC Associate Vice President Julie Nichols, Whitehouse & Nichols Attorneys at Law Treasurer Patty Tupper, Tupper’s Floor Covering & Interiors, Inc.

South Pacific County Chapter

President Steve Waltemate, SAW Construction Co., Inc.

Association Staff

Executive Officer Angela White Communications Specialist Jill Williams Member Services Coordinator Jenni Hatfield Events Director Brianna Bedell Government Affairs Director Joel Baxter

Don Koidahl's Hole In One Did you know that Don Koidahl aced the 10th Annual “The Hawk” Memorial Golf Tournament with a HOLE-INONE at the Newaukum Valley Golf Course last month? The memorable shot was made on hole 9 of the West course. They say that the odds of making a hole-in-one is 10,000 to 1 but, Don is one in a million to us!

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2017 TOUR OF HOMES People’s Choice

Best Curb Appeal Best Kitchen Best Master Bath Best Floor Plan Best Remodel Best Design/Staging Best of Show

Judges’ Choice

Best Curb Appeal Best Kitchen Best Master Bath Best Floor Plan Best Remodel - Residential Best Remodel – Commercial Best of Show Best Design/Staging Best Presentation

Artisans Group (222 Market) Interior Dimensions Lifespan Construction Artisans Group (Delphi Haus) Lifespan Construction Artisans Group (222 Market) Lifespan Construction The Village at Mill Pond Interior Dimensions Lifespan Construction Shea Homes (Home #6) Lifespan Construction Artisans Group Rob Rice Homes (Campus Estates) Interior Dimensions Lifespan Construction

2017 CHEFS ON TOUR People’s Choice

Best Chef Best Theme Best Presentation

Ricardo’s Kitchen & Bar Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen Gotti Sweets


Looking Back on the Year with Great Pride and Success.


This is the final issue of Chalk Line Magazine for 2017, and I think we can all look back on the year with great pride. It has been filled with many successes!


"The positive visibility of OMB in the community has continued to increase. The government affairs program is thriving and active. OMB is regularly attending local government meetings and provides input that is making a difference."

Olympia Master Builders (OMB) is built on the mission of providing affordable housing for all economic segments of society, and it is made up of a diverse group of people who agree that creating a local, state and national climate that business can thrive in is a top priority. Association leadership, from the Board of Directors, to committee chairs and committee members, to OMB staff keep this priority top of mind always, and it shows. The positive visibility of OMB in the community has continued to increase. The government affairs program is thriving and active. OMB is regularly attending local government meetings and provides input that is making a difference. One example of this is the City of Lacey reaching out to OMB to provide input when they were considering raising fees. The government affairs committee hosted Lacey staff for discussion on several occasions, and OMB’s Government Affairs Director, Joel Baxter attended a work session and planning commission meeting. In the end, this work resulted in a fair fee structure.

This is also a great spot to second President, Ron Deering's request to take a look at the list of local candidates endorsed by The Affordable Housing Council (TAHC) on pages 10-11. The members of TAHC are committed to endorsing candidates that believe in OMB’s mission and are committed to developing a thriving local economy. Voting, and spreading the word about candidates, is a great way for you to make a difference in your local business climate. The year has been filled with several successful events and meetings. Both of OMB’s public events, the BIG Home & Garden Show and the Tour of Homes/Chefs on Tour were well attended. These events raise OMB’s visibility in the community, and promote the quality workmanship of the membership. Kudos to John Erwin, 2017 BIG Home & Garden Chair and Karen McClennen, 2017 Tour of Homes Chair for their solid leadership. Looking forward to 2018, I am committed to focus on membership retention and growth, which will continue to increase OMB’s ability to focus on the mission of providing affordable housing for all economic segments of society.

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2017 VOT The following candidates have been endorsed by The Affordable Housing Council (TAHC), OMB’s Political Action Committee. TAHC focuses endorsements on candidates who understand and value what the home building industry and small businesses bring to our local and state economy.

Port of Olympia

Port of Olympia

Port Commissioner, District No. 3 Gigi McClure

Port Commissioner, District No. 2 Bill McGregor Since first being elected to the Port of Olympia Commission in 2006, Bill McGregor has been a champion for economic development in Thurston County. With 35 years of experience working in the Washington Ports system, there is no one more qualified to continue to serve the County's economic aspirations in this position than Bill McGregor. Bill has been a strong ally of OMB and we need his integrity and expertise, now more than ever, to ensure the Port of Olympia continues to build on the regions recent economic growth.

As a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Gigi McClure’s military career has equipped her with all of the necessary tools to help the Port of Olympia achieve its maximum potential as a much-needed economic driver in Thurston County. Gigi brings more than two decades of experience in policy development, maintenance, supply and transportation. Gigi’s abilities are evident not only in her grasp of the many complex issues hampering the ports economic activity, but also in her confidence to confront these issues head-on and propose solutions. Gigi McClure will be a much needed addition to the Port of Olympia.

City of Olympia City Council, Position No. 6

City of Rainier Mayor

City of Tumwater City Council, Position No. 5

City of Lacey City Council, Position No. 6

City of Tumwater Mayor

City of Tumwater City Council, Position No. 6

Jeannine Roe

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Ron Kemp

Pete Kmet

Michael Althauser

Debbie Sullivan

TERS GUIDE TAHC Endorsed Candidates in Key Races City of Lacey

City of Olympia

City Council Position No. 7 Ken Balsley

City Council, Position No. 4 Max Brown

If you feel the Olympia City Council needs a stronger voice for affordable housing and simple common sense, enter Max Brown. Born and raised in Olympia, Max was appointed to chair the Olympia Planning Commission when he was 24 years old. Max possesses a fluid understanding of key city issues including land use, economic development and homelessness. Brown and his wife Shannon have three small children, so his interest in creating a better future for all Olympians cannot be overstated. He is innovative, persuasive and authentic. Max Brown is the perfect candidate to ensure ALL Olympians have a voice on the City Council.

City of Yelm Mayor

Joe DePinto* City of Yelm Mayor

JW Foster*

* TAHC made a dual endorsement in the race for City of Yelm Mayor.

Ken Balsley is touted as one of Lacey’s most dedicated citizens. A 43 year resident of Lacey, Ken has chaired the Lacey Historical Commission, Lacey Civic Committee, he’s a member of the Lacey 50th Birthday Committee and currently chairs the Lacey Parks Board. He’s also a past President of both the Lacey Rotary Club and Lacey Chamber of Commerce. Ken’s unsurpassed passion for Lacey, and years of experience make him the perfect candidate to ask diffucult questions and find creative solutions at a critical time of tremendous growth in the City of Lacey.

City of Shelton Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement

Kevin Dorcy

City of Chehalis City Council Pos 1 At-Large

Jerry Lord

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Welcome to Our New Members!

Thank You Renewing Members!

Joined in August and September 2017 Ashby Homes, Inc P.O. Box 2192 Shelton, WA 98524 (360) 427-9487 Sponsor: Karen McClennen

Renewed in August and September 2017

One Year Northwest Cascade/Honey Buckets Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. Woods Electric High Definition Homes RB Engineering, Inc. Briggs Nursery Pinnacle Crushing Construction, LLC

Copper Plumbing, LLC P.O. Box 1636 Chehalis, WA 98532 (360) 918-3375 Sponsor: Merrilee DeForest

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Loan Depot 702 South Hill Park Drive Puyallup, WA 98373 (360) 753-5626 Sponsor: Debbi Boyd Martin & Martin Construction, LLC P.O. Box 150 Rainier, WA 98576 (360) 446-7115 Sponsor: Debbi Boyd

Polar Bear Construction Lloyd's Automotive Interior Dimensions Shake and Shingle Sales, Inc. Exeltech Consulting, Inc. Kamin Excavation, LLC The Supply Guy Bakala State Farm Kinetico Home Water Systems/Water Doctor of Washington, Inc. On Q Financial First Finishers, LLC O Bee Credit Union Rochester Lumber

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Roofing Pro’s, Inc. 2103 Harrison Avenue NW Olympia, WA 98502 (360) 446-7663 Sponsor: Holly Constantine

Capital Electric, Inc. JT Painting Company, LLC Little River, Inc. Virgil Adams Real Estate, Inc. Brumfield Construction, Inc. Carnahan's Pest Control Co. Custom Source Woodworking, Inc. Hardel Builders Center Trimtek, Inc. Exodus Engineering, Inc.

Window Genie of Olympia 2706 College Street SE Lacey, WA 98503 (360) 664-3643 Sponsor: Karen McClennen

10-14 Years Capitol Lumber, Inc. Great Floors Heritage Restoration, Inc. Snell Crane Service, Inc. Advance Environmental, Inc. Capital City Stove & Grill Center Labor Works, Inc. LeMier Phillips Construction Co., LLC Tyler Rental, Inc. J T S General Contractor, LLC Schneider Homes, Inc. Shanex, LLC

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