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December 2009/January2010 The official magazine of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County



The official magazine of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County


This Issue

December 2009/ January2010 Vol. 33, No. 12

Features The mission of the Home Builders Association of RaleighWake County is to advocate, educate and promote the building industry.

HBA applauds 2009 leadership, welcomes new

OFFICERS: Richard Gaylord, president; Warren Smith, first vice president; Wes Carroll, second vice president; Shelley Mitchiner, vice president-associates; A.J. Critelli, secretary/ treasurer; Zach Schabot, TSMC representative/chair; Tom Anhut, appointee to the Executive Committee; and Mark Massengill immediate past president.

Gratitude and expectation soar at the 2009 Installation of Officers and Holiday Celebration.

HBA DIRECTORS: Rusty Ammons, Sharon Andrews, Douglas Ball, Dave Baron, Rick Barrett, Jay Beaman, Chip Bishop, Rex Bost, Tom Brantley, Eddie Casanave, Michael Dean Chadwick, Debbie Combos, Mark Davis, Dene Dawson, Mike Debnam, Jim Derrickson, Steve Eastman, Jeff Fike, Don Fraley, Lyle Gardner, Jack Gallagher, Mike Gerber, Tom Gipson, Harold Glazer, Mike Golder, Brooks Gulledge, Trish Hanchette, Rick Harris, Johnny Hayes, Bruce Herbert, Wayne Holt, Mike Houseman, John Houston, Mike Hunter, Van Isley, Sheri Jackson, Phil Jawny, Vanessa Jenkins, Stuart Jones, Mike Jordan, Steve Leach, Jack Lichtner, Jenny Martin, Blake Massengill, Greg Messer, John Miller, Kenny Murphy, Rebecca Newsome, Gaye Orr, Ryan Perry, Kevin Poythress, Avon Privette, Mike Reiser, Jon Rufty, Steve Schlageter, John Schlichenmaier, Bob Schultz, Dave Servoss, Cindy Sheldon, Geoff Shiley, Kathy Simpson, Jule Smith, Ray Sparrow, Terry Stephens, Richard Stockett, Marty Tart, Woody Teague, Connie Tench, Cliff Thomas, Dan Tingen, Barry Tutor, C.B. Tyson, Rich Van Tassel, Van Vreeland, Scott Warren, Rob Weintraub, Mason Williams, Larry Witek, Wayne Witt, Dale Wooten, Lance Youngquist.

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Looking back This Year in Review has special meaning. Despite rough economic conditions, the HBA prevails.


Neighborhood Builder is published monthly for the members of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, 5580 Centerview Drive, Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 233-2033;

Copyright 2009; all rights reserved. No material in this publication may be reproduced for further publication without the express consent of the association and the publisher.

Looking ahead The Triangle Housing Forecast is a mixed bag. Links are provided in this review for your follow up.

HBA STAFF Tim Minton, Executive Vice President Lin Barrow, Vice President of Finance Suzanne Harris, Vice President of Governmental Affairs Andy Ladner, Vice President of Marketing and Councils Judy Richardson, Vice President, Education & Parade of Homes Lara Papi Wilson, Director of Public Relations Angela Thompson, Financial Coordinator Leigh Ann Teague, Director of Membership

Managing Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lara Papi Wilson Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heidi Ketler, APR Graphic Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cammi Mosiman Advertising Sales Executive . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Dickert (919) 815-3252 Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County


Battle of the Builders: Battle Ball The Battle of the Builders V dodge ball competition is a thrilling spectator sport and well-deserved recreational release for competitors.

Departments President’s Pen 2 Green Building 23 Marketing Insights 29

About the cover: 2010 HBA President Warren Smith (right) stands proudly with his father, Louis Dickerson, after his installation ceremony.

Calendar of Events 32 Permits 32 DECEMBER 2009/JANUARY2010 1

President’s Pen

Your inspiration carries us By Richard Gaylord 2009 President, Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County

It’s this spirit of encouragement and inspiration that continues to support our HBA, and because of that, it remains strong!


stood before you at my installation as 2009 president of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County and asked that you help me build a foundation of encouragement for our Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County and its members. I asked you to help build a rock-solid organization, as we could foresee fierce headwinds ahead for our industry. Well, you went way above that call to duty and became my inspiration and an inspiration for those around you! That inspiration is what has carried us through one of the toughest years in United States housing history. It’s this spirit of encouragement and inspiration that continues to support our HBA and because of that, it remains strong! While we did not set records for home sales, or permits pulled or Parade of Homes entries in 2009, the important point is, we did not lie down. We did not turn from the challenge, but took it head on! And the result at year-end 2009 is a Raleigh-Wake County HBA that is strong, both in membership and balance sheet. I am so very proud to have served this HBA and its fine members. I would like to highlight a few of our 2009 accomplishments – where you showed your inspiration: •

Through relatively stable membership we have remained the second-largest HBA in the country. Thanks to all of you who renewed, in spite of tight company budgets; and to the new members who joined this association, realizing all the benefits offered.

Led by our Government Affairs Committee, we took two buses to Washington, D.C., and fought for the Housing Tax Credit. Now, the extension and additional credit should continue to stir more positive momentum.

Monthly events! Because of the support of our generous sponsors and members who attended, the HBA hosted successful monthly events – from networking nights and tournaments to expos and competitions.

We celebrated a milestone this June – 50 Years! Can you believe 50 years? And I contend, considering the fine staff, members and leadership ladder in place, that we have seen only a glimpse of what this association can become in the future.

I truly enjoy being a part of this HBA and the inspiration it brings. It was my privilege to serve as your 2009 president. I would like to specifically thank committee heads and all who took on 2009 leadership roles. And none of us should forget the outstanding HBA staff — thanks for helping to encourage us and keep that Good News coming! Thank you once again for an inspiring year. ■ NB 2

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2009 HBA of Raleigh-Wake County

Foundation Club Your contribution as a member of Foundation Club supports an array of events and educational programs that make membership in the HBA such a valuable and rewarding experience. To renew your commitment to the Foundation Club in 2009 or to join this distinguished group of sponsors, contact Tim Minton at (919) 233-2033.

Thank you 2009 Foundation Club sponsors! ASSOCIATION PARTNERS ($25,000 AND ABOVE)



GOLD SPONSORS ($3,000) AB Stone Boutique iLevel by Weyerhaeuser Louisiana Pacific Building Products

Overhead Door Company of the Capital City Pro-Build Professional Builders Supply

Triangle New Home Guide Withers and Ravenel

SILVER SPONSORS ($2,000) A.J. Young Architectural Illustrations and Graphics


Camelot Illustrations Graphic Rendering & Design

BRONZE SPONSORS ($1,000) America Home Key Bank of America Bonded Builders Home Warranty Cecil Holcomb Demolition

CPI Security Rick Frye — New York Life RBC Bank R.E.A.L. Elevator Solutions Inc.

Southern Community Bank Standard Pacific Homes TruOptions: Business Consultants L.L.C. Yellow Dot Heating and Air Conditioning

FRIENDS SPONSORS ($500) Alpine Exteriors Inc. McCuiston Law Offices, P.L.L.C.

Peak Steel Regions Bank

Stonehenge Masonry Inc.

PATRON SPONSORS ($250) Beaman Building Co. Boxley, Bolton, Garber and Haywood L.L.P. Comfort Master

Duron/Sherwin-Williams Paint Neuse Tile Service Olde Heritage Builders

Preferred Flooring Tart Realty Inc. Upright Builders DECEMBER 2009/JANUARY2010 3


he 2010 president and officers of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County took their oath of office during the Installation and Holiday Party at the Renaissance at North Hills Dec. 4. Presiding was 1984 HBA President Louis Dickerson. His son, Warren Smith of L and L of Raleigh, was installed as 2010 president. Concluding his administration, 2009 HBA President Richard Gaylord recognized the many committee and council chairs for their contribution of time and energy to further the association. Gaylord thanked all those who sponsored HBA events in 2009. He cited Foundation Club members as the reason the HBA and its members are able to enjoy successful year-round events. Foundation Club sponsors are listed on Page 3 in this issue of Neighborhood Builder. He presented sponsor appreciation awards for outstanding industry service to Stock Building Supply and Apex First Development. In spite of tough economic times, these two companies made the greatest financial contribution as Foundation Club sponsors at the Association Partner level. Gaylord applauded the contributions of the 2009 Executive Committee: Vice President Warren Smith, Second Vice President Wes Carroll, Presidential Appointee Tom Anhut, Associates Vice President Shelly Mitchiner, Secretary/Treasurer A.J. Critelli, Triangle Sales and Marketing Council Chair Zach Schabot and Immediate Past President Mark Massengill. Gaylord also presented annual Presidential Awards to several individuals and organizations whose contributions in time and money to the HBA in 2009 were especially generous. He singled out Gaye Orr for outstanding service.




1 1984 HBA President Louis Dickerson presides over the installation of his son, Warren Smith, 2010 HBA President, as daughter-in-law, Julie Smith, stands by.

2 Installation

guests express their approval during the installation of 2010 President Warren Smith.

3 HBA 2009 President Richard

Gaylord (right) presents a sponsor recognition plaque to (from left) Coop Jackson, Tracey Hall and Bill Synder of Stock Building Supply.

4 HBA 2009 President Richard Gaylord

(right) presents a sponsor recognition plaque to Mark Gramling (left) and Mike Howington of Apex First Development.

5 2010 HBA President Warren Smith (right)

presents a gift of appreciation to 2009 HBA Richard Gaylord.


2010 HBA Officers

2010 HBA Directors

President – Warren Smith

Rusty Ammons Sharon Andrews Tom Anhut Douglas Ball Dave Baron Rick Barrett Jay Beaman Chip Bishop Rex Bost

First Vice President – Wes Carroll Second Vice President – Cindy Sheldon Vice President-Associates – Connie Tench Secretary/Treasurer – A.J. Critelli TSMC Representative/Chair – Rebecca Newsome Appointee to the Executive Committee – Steve Eastman Immediate Past President – Richard Gaylord 6 Neighborhood Builder

Tom Brantley Wes Carroll Eddie Casanave Debbie Combos A.J. Critelli Jim Derrickson Linda Dickert Steve Eastman Jeff Fike

Thank you, 2009 committee and council chairs! Associates Committee Connie Tench BuildPac Committee Cindy Sheldon Education Committee Gaye Orr Golf Committee Jodi Sauerbier


Government Affairs Committee Warren Smith Membership Committee Kathy Simpson Parade of Homes Committee Wes Carroll Chili Cookoff Committee Wayne Holt Nominations Committee Mark Massengill Remodelers Council Harold Glazer Triangle Sales and Marketing Council Zach Schabot 5

Don Fraley Rick Frye Lyle Gardner Richard Gaylord Mike Gerber Tom Gipson Brooks Gulledge Trish Hanchette Rick Harris Johnny Hayes Wayne Holt

Mike Houseman John Houston Van Isley Sheri Jackson Phil Jawny Vannesa Jenkins Stuart Jones Steve Leach Jack Lichtner Jenny Martin Blake Massengill

Mark Massengill Greg Messer John Miller Shelly Mitchner Kenny Murphy Rebecca Newsome Gaye Orr Brenda Peak Jim Prewitt Chad Ray

Jon Rufty Ward Russell Zach Schabot John Schlienmaier Bob Schultz Dave Servoss Cindy Sheldon Geoff Shiley Kathy Simpson Larry Smith Warren Smith

Terry Stephens Richard Stockett Linwood Strickland Marty Tart Rich Van Tassel Woody Teague Connie Tench Dan Tingen Barry Tutor Van Vreeland Rob Weintraub

Glenn White Mason Williams Larry Witek Dale Wooten Lance Youngquist


Congratulations, Presidential Award winners! Tom Anhut, Toll Brothers Nancy Latz, 1st Choice Cabinetry L.L.C. Harold Glazer, H. Glazer Builder Inc. Shelley Mitchiner, Fonville Morisey & Barefoot Dave Baron, Baron Custom Homes

2009 Fairness in Government Award Jennifer Robinson, Member, Cary Town Council Hamied Dolikhani, Director, City of Raleigh Development Services Department, accepting award for the department

2009 Political Courage Award

2009 Distinguished Past President Award

Dan Tingen, Tingen Construction Co.

Mark Massengill, Mark Massengill Builders


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2009 Rookie of the Year

2009 Affiliate of the Year

Rick Frye, New York Life

Linda Dickert, The Stone Agency

2009 Associate of the Year

2009 Builder of the Year

Connie Tench, MetLife Home Loans

Wayne Holt, Reward Builders

Standing ready to serve 2010 HBA executive officers are all smiles during the December installation celebration.

2010 HBA directors have their sights set on coming year.


Triangle Housing Forecast presents the

Hope on the horizon


pproximately 300 guests filled the Brier Creek Country Club ballroom for the 2009 Triangle Housing Forecast, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County and the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties, Dec 16. HBA 2009 President Richard Gaylord introduced the four expert presenters: •

Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo

Bernard Helm, Market Opportunity Research Enterprises

Stacey Anfindsen, Birch Appraisals

Ed Dunnavant, Metrostudy Wells Fargo Home Mortgage was the major event sponsor. Thank you to Toll Brothers for the use of Brier Creek Country Club. Learn more about the event speakers, and the information and services they provide at these Web sites:

Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo discusses employment numbers and the factors that influence them.

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Bernard Helm, Market Opportunity Research Enterprises:

Stacey Anfindsen, Birch Appraisals:

Ed Dunnavant, Metrostudy: ■ NB

Bernard Helm of Market Opportunity Research Enterprises shows a stratification that illustrates home prices in the Raleigh Triangle area over the past few years.

Ed Dunnavant of Metrostudy Stacey Anfindsen of Birch Appraisals discusses housing starts. talks about the new home listings in 2009 and projections for 2010.


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2009 Year in Review

HBA’s accomplishments are a tribute to you!


ll told, 2009 was a year of strengthening for the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County that will serve us well in the years to come. Your contributions to these industry-advancing activities are to be commended. They make a difference. The accomplishments were hard earned and a personal sense of pride is well deserved. Wishing you all the best in the new year! Turn to page 32 for 2010 calendar dates.

Annual Spike Club Dinner and Awards – Feb. 26, 1705 Prime Tasha Soto is awarded Top Associate Spike of the Year and Warren Smith is named Top Builder Spike of the Year. As of January 2009, the HBA has 135 Life Spike members. Sponsors: • HomeTeam Pest Defense



2009 Associate Showcase – March

2009 HBA Kick-Off Event — Jan. 13, Embassy Suites in Cary Retired professional hockey player and Stanley Cup winner Glen Wesley and former NFL quarterback Johnny Evans are featured guest speakers. More than 200 attend.

Wesley give HBA Sports greats Johnny Evens (left) and Glen Kick-Off Event. 2009 members a pep talk during the HBA

10, North Carolina State Fairgrounds in the Kerr Scott Building As an incentive for builder attendance, those

Sponsors: • 1st American Builders • American HomeKey • Apex First Development • New York Life • Stock Building Supply 2010 date: Jan. 12 HBA Networking Night, Crabtree Tavern, sponsored by Apex First Development

An HBA contingent converges on Capitol Hill to urge immediate action to stimulate home buying.

FEBRUARY Get in Gear Networking Night – Feb. 10, Carolina Ale House in Cary Ice breakers encourage members to meet new faces. More than 200 attend. Sponsor: • Apex First Development 12 Neighborhood Builder

Home Builders A $200 early-bird discount for Parade of s Showcase. ciate Asso is an added attraction to the 2009 Door Company of From left, Darrell Patterson of Overhead an Building and Beam of the Capital City, Jay Beaman Mortgage are rust SunT of lla Realty Inc. and Alvaro Case t. Nigh Gear in Get g geared up for fun durin

who attend receive a coupon for $200 off his or her Parade of Homes Early Bird entries. Approximately 100 builders join other associates and guests. Sponsors: • Apex First Development • Ferguson Enterprises • Stock Building Supply 2010 date: March 2

Spring New Homes Showcase – March 21-22 and March 28-29 A total of 163 homes are featured. With the first year’s success, the HBA is making some improvements and planning for an annual event.

Spring Charity Golf Tournament –

2010 date: March 20-21 and March 27-28

April 20, River Ridge Golf Club Kicking off the annual HBA golf tournament circuit, this spring fund-raiser for the Wake Tech Scholarship Program attracts friendly competition and raises $11,500.

APRIL MAME (Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence) Awards – April 17, Embassy Suites in Cary The Triangle Sales and Marketing Council awards gala theme, dubbed “Destination: MAME,” presents awards for best advertising, merchandising, product design and sales in 2008. Notable winners are: • Best of the Best Community – Toll Brothers-Raleigh Division • Best of the Best Marketing – Apex First Development Event emcees are TSMC Chair Zach Schabot and MAME Chair Nancy Latz. More than 350 guests attend. Sponsors: • 84 Lumber • Apex First Development

Golf Committee members (from left) Marilyn Green of YSU Neighborhood Ma rketing Services, Chair Jodi Sauerbier of New Homes & Ideas, Beth Rives of Mo del Home Interiors and Kathy Simpson of Business Insura nce Solutions enjoy the Spring Charity Golf Tournament.

Sponsors: Stock Building Supply Apex First Development 2010 date: April 6 (tentative)

Scholarship Night – April 27, HBA office The 2009 HBA Board of Directors acknowledges grant recipients. Among them are a $1,000 grant to Olivia Davis, a member of the North Carolina State University Student Chapter; and $25,000 grant to Wake Tech students enrolled in a building industry-related curriculum through the Wake Tech Foundation.

HBA Spring Membership Drive –

2010 date: April 29

2009 Remodelers Council Chair Harold Glazer of H. Glazer Builder is a big STAR Awards winner.

April-May, Raleigh-Wake County wide The HBA’s “Membership Defenders” recruit 123 new members in a focused, fun-driven effort, helping North Carolina lead the nation with the top number of new members! Way to go!

MAY 2009 STAR (Showcasing Triangle Achievements in Remodeling) Awards – ision wins the Toll Brothers-Raleigh Div mmunity and Co t Bes MAME Best of the . any mp Development Co

May 7, Raleigh Renaissance Hotel at North Hills The annual awards presentation recognizes remodelers for DECEMBER 2009/JANUARY2010 13

exceptional skill and quality workmanship in 2008. Notable winners are: • Peggy Mackowski, Quality Design & Construction – 2008 Remodeler of the Year • Terry Jones, Brooks Building Products – 2008 Associate of the Year. A record 160-plus members and guests attend.

Members enjoy good food and conversati on at the second an Remodelers Council nual Pig Pickin’ at the Habitat for Humanit ReStore. Event spo y nsors are 5 Star Aw ards, Plumbing Ex and Stock Building press Supply.

Sponsor: • Stock Building Supply 2010 date: Aug. 26 (tentative)

Grill N’ Chili Challenge – May 8, Lake Montague A total of 22 builder and associate teams compete in the HBA’s first annual chili and chicken wing cook off competition. It is judged by the more than 200 HBA members and guests in attendance. Sponsors: • Apex First Development • Stock Building Supply • Ferguson Enterprises

Phil Urick rgrove, Jerry Skiles, From left, David Ha Mortgage st ru mprise the SunT and Mark Wooten co Team. Scorchin’ A** Chili

Past HBA presidents wield their golden hammers during the association’s 50th anniversary celebration.


2010 date: May 21

Stock Building Supply Builder Appreciation Night – July 31, Five County Stadium The annual HBA of Raleigh-Wake County baseball outing is another big hit. Some 1,200-plus Carolina Mudcats fans attend.

JUNE 50th HBA Anniversary Celebration – June 17, HBA office More than 20 past HBA presidents are honored guests at this tented outdoor event. Some 200-plus celebrants attend.

Sponsor: • Stock Building Supply 2010 date: TBD

Sponsors: Apex First Development Stock Building Supply


2059 date: TBD

New Home Expo – Aug. 6, North Carolina State Fairgrounds Kerr Scott Building Visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of Homeapalooza, while meeting new home movers and shakers. More than 1,000 attend. Sponsors: • Apex First Development • Fonville Morisey & Barefoot New Home Sales and Marketing • Lennar • Ross Construction • Stock Building Supply

the act DR Horton staffers get into


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Home Expo. at the Homeapalooza New

2010 date: Aug. 10

OCTOBER 44th annual Parade of Homes – Oct. 3-4, Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18, Raleigh-Wake County wide The home tour that mobilizes the new home-buying public is another great success. Participating builders report visitors numbering from a couple hundred to nearly 3,000 during the three weekends. Many entries are sold by the end of the parade. Builders also report pre-sales. The Parade Committee’s decision to distribute Parade books via Parade builders rather than the HBA office proves an especially beneficial way to increase attendance of real estate brokers.

Stuart Jones (left) and Brooks Gulledge enjoy the Networking Night refreshments.

HBA Networking Night – Aug. 25, Blue Martini in Raleigh Members and guests unwind during “End the Building Blues” networking night. More than 200 members and guests attend.

2010 dates: Oct. 2-3, Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 15-17

Parade of Homes Awards Gala –

Southern Ideal Home Show Preview Night –

Oct. 13, North Raleigh Hilton Awards are presented in 15 price categories, ranging from $120,000 to $1,295,000. Lyle D. Gardner of Spectrum Homes win the 2009 HBA Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the home building industry. Nearly 400 members and guests attend.

Jim Graham Building & Expo Center at the NC State Fairgrounds Stock Building Supply provided food and drink for a few hundred HBA members and guests so they could enjoy a sneak peak of the exhibits at the Fall Ideal Home Show.

Sponsors: • Apex First Development • Progress Energy • Stock Building Supply

Sponsor: • Timberlake Cabinetry


Sponsor: • Stock Building Supply 2010 date: Sept. 23

North Carolina HBA STARS Awards — Sept. 15, 21st Century Building Expo and Conference in Charlotte The HBA of Raleigh-Wake County wins the most awards ever, underscoring the professionalism of staff and leadership: • Best Community Project for Operation Coming Home • Best Communications Project for Do Business with a Member Campaign • Best Government Affairs Initiative for trip to Washington in January

2010 date: Oct. 12

Lyle D. Gardner wins the 2009 Lifetime Achiev ement Award.

The Duron Paints/Sherwin Williams team celebrates a real hole in one made by Steve Clements at No. 8.

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Edd K. Roberts (right) accepts the Builder of the Year award in 1972 from John Crosland, as wife Judy Roberts stands by.

of 14 open to the public durThis lovely remodeled kitchen was one ing the 2009 Remodelers Home Tour.

HBA Fall Charity Golf Tournament – Oct. 19, Devil’s Ridge Golf Club The year’s final golf tournament helps raise the total annual contribution to the Wake Tech Scholarship Program to more than $27,000. Sponsors: • Stock Building Supply • Apex First Development 2010 date: Oct. 18

Edd K. Roberts enjoys the HBA’s 50th anniversary celebration with his wife, Judy Roberts.

HBA Fall Membership Drive – Oct. 21-22, Raleigh-Wake County wide The HBA’s “Membership Defenders” are recruiting heroes. Participants gained momentum from the expertise of the Oliver Group workshop Oct. 23. The training firm helps the HBA develop a strong recruitment strategy going forward.

Remodelers Home Tour – Oct. 24-25, Raleigh-Wake County wide The ninth annual event is the largest ever, featuring 14 professional home remodeling projects. Tour proceeds supported the USO of North Carolina. 2010 dates: April 24-25

NOVEMBER Good-bye, Edd K. Roberts – Nov. 10 Sadly, the great life of this HBA founder ends. He leaves behind devoted family and friends, and a legacy of dedication and professionalism to the Raleigh-Wake County home building industry. He is deeply missed.

Battle of the Builders V: Battle Ball – Nov. 19, Dorton Arena at the North Carolina Fairgrounds A total of 13 builder teams hurl dodge balls in a fast-paced competition. Garman Homes wins. The full story and photos start on page 19. Sponsors: • Stock Building Supply • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 2010 date: Nov. 9


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DECEMBER Installation and Holiday Party – Dec. 4, Renaissance at North Hills The leadership team of 2010 HBA President Warren Smith is installed. Outgoing President Richard Gaylord recognizes the contributions of several individuals and organizations and presents them with 2009 Presidential Awards. The full story and photos start on page 5. Sponsors: • Stock Building Supply • Apex First Development • Rick Frye, New York Life

2009 Remodelers Council Chair Harold Glazer of H. Glazer Builder Inc. joins members helping to renovate the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Outreach community center.

2010 date: Dec. 10 2010 date: TBD

Remodelers Holiday Party – Dec. 9, Ben’s Place With more than 65 in attendance, 2009 Remodelers Council Chair Harold Glazer of H. Glazer Builder presents awards of appreciation to each executive council member. He also releases the council to 2010 Chair Glenn White of Complete Construction Co. Plans for 2010 include a Remodelers Home Tour in the spring and the STAR Awards in the late summer. Sponsor: • American Cedar and Millwork (formerly Brooks Building Products)

Join 2010

Foundation Club for year-round visibility

Triangle Housing Forecast – Dec. 16, Brier Creek Country Club The membership event featured four area economic experts. A review with photos and links starts on page 10. Sponsor: • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 2010 date: TBD

The Foundation Club highlights the major association events for the year while, providing added value to your advertising and sponsorship dollars. Club levels range in package amount and opportunity. All provide yearlong visibility and recognition.

Join the 2010 Foundation Club today! Call the HBA for details at (919) 233-2033.


Past Presidents Lunch – Dec. 15, HBA office Thirty past HBA presidents attend the annual year-in-review gathering for a presentation on association accomplishments and plans for the year ahead, and to share fond memories. 2010 date: TBD

HBA Executive Vice President Tim Minton introduces two year-end videos for the group to watch.

2009 HBA President Richard Gaylord reviews 2009 association highlights.

1984 HBA President Louis Dickerson (left) talks to 1995 HBA President Jack Lichtner, while 1970 HBA President Ray Sparrow (center) chats with another group of colleagues.


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Biltmore Homes Team (in black) challenges Terramor Homes.

Battle Ball:

What a rush! B

attle of the Builders V: Battle Ball at Dorton Arena at the North Carolina State

Fairgrounds Nov. 19 proved a great

release for members of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County. The competition was a test of will and might for 13 builder teams. Uniquely creative prizes also were awarded for technique and creativity. After a hard-fought battle, Garman Homes over-

Toll Brothers team captain Bobby Schooley holds the ball, looking for the right opportunity.

came all to become 2009 Battle of the Builders: Battle Ball winner!


Special thanks! Battle Ball Teams Royal Oaks Building Group Drees Homes Reward Builders Garman Homes DR Horton Standard Pacific Garman Homes captures the overall BBV win.

Event Sponsors Stock Building Supply Supporting Sponsors New Home Star 5 Star Awards Inc. BB&T Construction Lending Camelot Design Group Cecil Holcomb Demolition Inc.

Toll Brothers Beazer Homes Biltmore Homes KB Home Veterans Pride Terramor Homes

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage CPI Security Rick Frye of New York Life R.E.A.L Elevator Solutions Inc. RBC Bank Standard Pacific Co. Yellow Dot Heating & Air

Audience members join in the game.

Tommy Faulkner (right) of R.E.A.L Elevators, a networking hour sponsor, presents a door prize giveaway. The chart shows the fast-paced process of elimination.

Tracey Hall models sponsor Stock Building Supply始s great new ball caps.


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Jonathan Hayward of New Home Star tends the Tiki Shak, an inviting watering hole, courtesy of the event sponsor.

A tough DR Horton Team is comprised of (from left) in the back row, James West, Kurt Burger, John Nance, Adam Brown, Jason Reiswig and Brian Sweet; in the middle row, Cindy Sheldon, Kathy Young, Melissa Guy and Raina Mason; and in the front row, Jim Swingle, Fred Campos, Angie Swaringen and Matt Tanner.

Wayne Holt is flanked by Barb Whittig on the left and Jamie Dawson on the right.

Representing event sponsor Wells Fargo, Brian Morris helps the event run smoothly.

Robin and Chris Moody of Camelot Design Group visit with fellow HBA members during the networking hour before the Battle Ball competition.

Best Costume was awarded to the Drees Homes Team of (from left) Paul Wistermeyer, Justin Sweany, Phil Sherman, Stephanie Miller, Josh Gunter and Katie Stevens.

Green Building

Green certifications double in 2009 By Leigh Scott Green Building Programs Director


More than 50 people attended the Green Home Builders of the Triangle year-end event Dec. 3, and there was much to celebrate, indeed! A total of 239 homes had been certified in 2009, which is more than double the number of homes certified in the program during 2008. Here is the breakdown by county for 2009 GHBT certificates: Durham ..................................75 Orange ....................................66 Chatham ................................53 Alamance ..............................27 Wake ........................................13 Granville ....................................2 Nash ...........................................2 Person ........................................1 Thirty-six builders certified homes under the GHBT program in 2009: Alfermann Construction, Anchorage Building, Ange Signature Homes, Beaman Building and Realty, Blue Ridge Enterprises, BuildSense, Chandler Design Build, Cimarron Homes, Commonwealth Construction & Design, Eco Building Group, G. Crabtree Home Building, Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Hagood Homes, Hampton Green Homes, Hartley Construction, Homes by Dickerson, J.D. Mahoney Construction, J.M. Davis Custom Homes, J.T. Lewis Builders, M Squared Builders and Designers, M/I Homes, MCF Builders of Chatham County, McNeill Burbank Homes, New Vista Development, Olde Heritage Builders, Out of the Woods Builders, Pickett Land & Building, Red-B Construction, Rufty Homes, Sawyer Homes, Timberline

Thanks to the 2009 GHBT sponsors! GHBT members celebrate their success in 2009 at a year-end get-together Dec. 3.

Platinum Stock Building Supply Gold Newland Communities Southern Energy Management PSNC Energy Silver New Homes & Ideas Magazine Duke Energy Homes by Dickerson Progress Energy

Chad Ray (left), 2009 GHBT chair, accepts an embroidered leather folio in appreciation of his leadership from Randy Lanou, 2010 GHBT chair.

Bronze Chandler Design-Build Vanguard Homes Common Ground Green Building Center North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

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Copper Hartley Construction Inc. Olde Heritage Builders Blakley Huntley, BB&T loan officer Rain Water Solutions ProBuild Byrd Tile Distributors/Realm Design Studio Red-B Construction Synergy in Print

Leigh Scott is director of Green Building Programs. She can be reached at (919) 493-8899 or Green Builders of the Triangle membership applications are available at

Green Beaman Building and Realty Inc. Piedmont E.M.C. Superior Walls of North Carolina Space Builders Inc. Central Vacuum Experts

Builders, Toll Brothers, Trellis Homes, Vanguard Homes and Zinn Design Build. We will look forward to meeting more GHBT goals and breaking more records in 2010! We could use your help, so please contact us if you would like to be involved.


Guild builders put hearts into new Habitat home


Thanks to the Triangle Builders Guild, a local family of modest means will celebrate the new year in a home of their own. TBG has built homes for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County before with work crews and subcontractors. In 2009, using materials donated by Stock Building Supply, the consortium of veteran home builders showed up onsite to do the framing and interior trim work on the 1,100square-foot home themselves. “It was easy to recruit volunteers for this project because we believe in Habitat’s mission,” says Rick Barrett of CityScape Builders. “It was a great experience to physically do some of the work ourselves. We reconnected to our roots.”

“Despite the tough times our industry is facing, the Triangle Builders Guild members wanted to give something back to our community.” — Ward Russell of Legacy Custom Homes

The 23 guild members collectively agreed to build the home in the midst of a challenging home building market. “Despite the tough times our industry is facing, the Triangle Builders Guild members wanted to give something back to our community,” says Ward Russell of Legacy Custom Homes. “The TBG, with the help of Stock Building Supply, has built a home for a family at no cost to Habitat for Humanity. We’re proud of this work and hope to continue this tradition in the years to come.” 24

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TBG member Mark Massengill reviews plans.

Members of the Triangle Builders Guild build this Habitat for Humanity home with their own hands.

Thank you, Triangle Builders Guild members! Ammons Building Corp. Barrington Homes Inc. CityScape Builders Inc. Creech Construction Co. Dixon/Kirby & Co. Inc. Future Homes Inc. Homes by Dickerson Huntley Design Build Inc.

The new house stands ready to welcome its new owners before the new year.

Legacy Custom Homes Mark Massengill, Builder L.L.C. Poythress Construction Co. Inc. Prewitt Custom Homes Richard Gaylord Homes Inc. Robuck Homes Skywater Building Co. Snyder-Hankins Custom Homes Inc. Spectrum Homes Inc. Stephen Dilger Inc.

“Building this Habitat home was a generous gift, made even more so by this very difficult economy,” says Kerry Celestini of Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. “The new homeowners are so grateful for the work that the Triangle Builders Guild has done; the TBG has changed forever their lives, and the lives of their three children.” About Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County develops partnerships with future homeowners, sponsors and volunteers to build safe, affordable homes for families with modest incomes. For more information visit or contact Celestini at (919) 833-1999, ext. 283.. ■ NB

Sundance Signature Homes Thomas Gipson Homes Inc. Timberline Builders Tingen Construction Co. Inc. Young Homes Inc.


Consumer Watch

Baby Boomers want convenience, energy efficiency


A recent survey revealed that Americans in the 55-plus age range would prefer suburban living in single-story homes with amenities, particularly highspeed Internet access, for their later years, and they don’t consider “universal” design a priority. These are some of the findings from 55+ Housing: Builders, Buyers and Beyond, a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders and the MetLife Mature Market Institute. It asked owners and renters about their current homes and the types of homes, communities and features they prefer as they age. Questions posed to builders about specific features provided in new homes

Consumers indicate they want amenities, such as non-slip floors, larger medicine cabinets, lower kitchen cabinets and emergency call buttons. and how much customers are willing to pay for them revealed interesting contrasts. While builders seem to be providing more universal design features (lever-handle/door knobs, wider doors and hallways, a full bath at the entry level), consumer preferences don’t reflect an equal appreciation of such items. Consumers indicate they want amenities, such as non-slip floors, larger medicine cabinets, lower kitchen cabinets and emergency call buttons, but those features are not as widely included in new homes. On other issues, builders and consumers are closer to agreement. Consumers clearly want to be close to community resources, like shopping and medical services, and builders and developers have responded by placing communities accordingly. Builders are providing more energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive features. While many 26 Neighborhood Builder

consumers note that they are conceptually supportive of these efforts, fewer indicate a willingness to pay significantly more for “green” homes. “The data suggests that builders will have to be more tuned in to consumer needs, but potential buyers may be somewhat shortsighted as well,” says Sandra Timmermann, Ed.D., director of the MetLife Mature Market Institute. “The homes consumers say they want may present difficulties for the long term as they age in place. They prefer the suburbs and the country, but these areas generally lack public transportation. Universal design is not a strong preference, but they’ll need greater accessibility later on. Aside from recognizing that one-story homes will be best for their later years, customers may be somewhat unrealistic.” NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe

points out that as the housing market returns to health, builders will need to be increasingly responsive to changes in the market for 55+ housing. “These surveys were conducted as consumers were watching their savings shrink and as builders were seeing sales grind to a halt,” says Crowe. “So this study reflects the very latest in the changing perceptions of what is most important in housing for this age cohort.” The research in 55+ Housing: Builders, Buyers, and Beyond is from the second part of a series, the first part of which was released in April. That first segment, Housing for the 55+ Market: Trends and Insights on Boomers and Beyond, included an in-depth profile of the 55+ market based on figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Housing Survey from 2001 through 2007. The full research and accompanying data chart books are available at ■ NB

Lead paint



Thirteen members of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County passed the lead-based paint renovation class to renovate homes and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. These 13 soon-to-be-certified lead renovators will meet the new lead paint regulations required for contractors by April 2010. On Dec. 2, the HBA offered an EPA-approved certification course for lead renovators taught by an instructor from the EI Group (, one of only three accredited training programs in the state. The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently passed a lead-based paint regulation called the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Currently, there are a limited number of certification training programs available across the country, a limit on the number of contractors-per-instructor ratio in the classes and a four-month window to have the EPA process an RRP application for certification by April 2010. The following company and employee completed and passed


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the certification class: • Acclaim Builders: Wally Ackerson • Blue Ribbon Residential Construction: John Sperath • Builders Mutual Insurance Co: Margaret Bruner • Colorvision Inc: Jay Simmons • Colorvision Inc: Russell Winneberger • Complete Construction Co: Glenn White • H. Glazer Builder Inc.: Harold Glazer • Marty Graff Custom Homes: Marty Graff • Quality Design and Construction: David Mackowski and Brian Wilkinson • Residential Construction Resources Inc: Betsy Lingenheld • Weatherford Construction Co.: Glenn Weatherford • Zane Danuck Construction: Zane Danuck Company contact information for the

these members can be found on the HBA Web site: In 2008, the EPA announced new rules for contractors who renovate or repair housing, child-care facilities or schools built before 1978. Under the new rules, contractors must have documented training and lead-safe work practices to reduce potential lead exposure during renovation and repair activities, including sanding, cutting and demolition. The effective date for companies to work in pre-1978 homes and childoccupied facilities is April 2010. Companies who are not certified could be subject to stiff fines as well as jail time, even though EPA processing of applications for renovator certification just began Oct. 22. The requirements apply to painters, plumbers, electricians and contractors who could potentially expose children to hazardous lead dust and chips during a renovation. The regulation also requires a contractor to follow specific work practices and meet record-keeping requirements. ■ NB

Marketing Insights

Don’t stop this train! By Zach Schabot, MIRM 2009 Chair, Triangle Sales and Marketing Council


I was sitting in my new office with iTunes on “shuffle” and a song by John Mayer came on ...Stop This Train. Some of you may know it. The chorus goes: Stop this train I want to get off and go home again I can't take this speed it's moving in I know I can't Cause now I see I'll never stop this train I couldn't help but think about advice I received last year from Phil Jawny, the 2008 Triangle Sales and Marketing Council chair. He said “When you take on this role, you will feel like you’ve jumped on a moving train. You can’t stop it. You just have to try and keep it from derailing.” Personally, I think we did more than just chug along this year. We are fortunate in the Triangle to have an award-winning SMC, fueled by the hardest-working, smartest, most caring, most fun-loving professionals in the nation. I cannot say “thank you” enough to all those who participated. I was constantly overwhelmed by the generosity of our members – our community outreach programs helped hundreds of people in the Triangle! Our MAME (Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence) award show was fantastic! Our social media programs are thriving! We worked hard to hold each and every education program, even if attendance was not as high as we hoped. Most SMCs around the country didn’t schedule a class. Our networking nights were well attended, our membership numbers are

“When you take on this role, you will feel like you’ve jumped on a moving train. You can’t stop it. You just have to try and keep it from derailing.” still tops in the country. Myers Barnes came in and got everyone pumped up – and then became a member! Our reserves were there to lend a hand at the drop of a hat. It was magical. (Rumor has it the goal for next year is 100 people on the reserves committee! Watch out!) We celebrated our accomplishments every month, awarding sales people for millions of dollars in production. There are so many happy homeowners out there because of what we do. You should be proud of yourselves. And we ended the year on a high note,

with another successful Big Give and the announcement that we are a finalist for SMC of the year. I am honored and humbled to have been your conductor. I know the impact we made this year, on our industry and our community, had very little to do with me and everything to do with you. It has been a wonderful ride and I don't want to get off! ■ NB Zach Schabot with Garman Realty can be reached at or (919) 796-5891. Be sure to check regularly to stay informed.


Spike Status The National Association of Home Builders created the Spike Club program in 1953 to recognize and reward members who are actively involved in the recruitment and retention of members. Through the NAHB Spike Club, these members earn silver and gold pins, plaques and blazers for their efforts in membership development. To become a Spike, an individual must attain six Spike credits within two consecutive years. Spike members must then earn two credits each year until they reach 25 credits, when they attain NAHB Life Spike status. The Spike Club membership year runs Jan. 1 through Dec.

Statesman Spike (500-999.9 credits)

Red Spikes (100-149.9 credits)

Van Vreeland 1,099.5 Kathy Simpson 966.5 Ken Allen 960.5 Bill Fleming 857.5 Jerry Cowan 844 Ray Barker 578 John Hamrick 510 Frank Wiesner 500.75

Dan Tingen 149.75 Sim Honeycutt 149 Ed Moore 142 Dave Servoss 139 Frank Robuck 136 Dewey Alley 134.5 Paul Bock 132.5 Mike Golder 131.5 Avon Privette 129.5 George Alala 129 Stephen Cilger 128 Greg Messer 126 George Brantley 125 Jack Lichtner 125 Thomas Gipson 124.5 Buddy Gupton 122.5 Leonard Strouse 120 Gaye Orr 116 Pervis McLamb 111.5 Sharon Andrews 110 Lance Youngquist 109 Trish Hanchette 107 Bill Schultz 107 Bill Tingen 106 Mark Massengill 105.75 Shelley Mitchiner 104.5 James Herndon 102.5 David Baron 101.75

Super Spikes (250-499.9 credits) Warren Smith 483.5 Richard Harris 474 C. Delaine Bradsher 471 Tasha Soto 390.25 Larry Morrison 368.5 Mike Houseman 358.75 Matt Weidig 354 Harold Glazer 346.5 Louis Dickerson 329.5 Edd K. Roberts 329.25 Daryl Cady 310 John Miller 301 Michelle Corcoran 285.5 Brooks Gulledge 261

Royal Spikes (150-249.9 credits) Rex Bost 232.75 Mark Tipton 232.5 Cole King 229.5 Thomas Powell 226 HD Young 222 David Creech 221.5 Carl Banks 212.5 Thurwood Parrish 212 Jay Beaman 201 Audie Barefoot 192.75 Ray Sparrow 192 Lyle Gardner 191 Stuart Jones 183.75 Seth Penny 180 Kenny Murphy 166.5 Cindy Sheldon 161.75 John Kinney 158 CB Tyson 157.5


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Green Spikes (50-99.9 credits) Jeffrey Fike 99.5 Ty Highsmith 94.5 Eddie Casanave 93.5 Henry Warren 93 Thomas Anhut 92 David Hausfeld 92 Johnny Hayes 91.75 Mark Davis 90.5 John Schlichenmaier 90.5 Richard Gaylord 90.25 Clifton Thomas 88.5 Glenn Jones 85.5 Sarah Hagwood 82.75 Steve Leach 81.5 David Bennett 76.5 Angelique Soto-Avila 75.5 Steve Taylor 75.5 Marie McNeill 73.25 Charles Barnes 72 Kathy Barnes 70.5

31. Spike credits can be earned by any individual who is a builder, associate or affiliate member. Once assigned, Spike credits cannot be transferred from one individual to another. All Spikes in good standing (having at least six credits) who have also recruited at least two new members during the Spike year are invited to attend the Spike Party during the annual NAHB convention. For more information on how to become a member of the Spike Club and enjoy its rewards, contact the HBA of RaleighWake County at (919) 233-2033.

Jim Thompson 68.5 Phil Jawny 67 Margaret Ray 67 Mason Williams 67 Kurt Burger 66.25 Donald Fraley 63.75 Jack Cooper 62.5 Richard Jackson 62.25 Mike Reiser 61 Tom Sewitsky 60.75 Paul Roseman 60 Parri Montanarella 56.5 George Rucker 56.5 J. Allen Gayle 55 David Kendziora 54 Charles McLaurin 53 Julie Long 51.5 Ben Singleton 51.5 Jim Hale 51 Jon Rufty 50.5

Life Spikes (25-49.9 credits) Van Isley 49.75 Charlene Allen 48.25 Wayne Holt 48 Donald Mead 48 John Robertson 48 Frank Hudson 47.5 Henry MacNair 46.5 Lynn Wilkerson 46.5 George Blinson 44.5 Terry Stephens 44.5 Brent Kappler 44 Nohemy Zapata 44 J. Wayne Parrish 43.5 Michael Schenk 43.5 Don McDuffie 43 Scott Trachtenberg 43 Bud Evans 42.5 Rick Jacobs 42.5 David Rennard 42.5 Chris Farrow 41.5 Rick Hodges 41.5 Rich Styles 41 Rick Shields 39 Debbie Houston 38.5 Richard Wallace 36.5 Lisa Baldwin 36.25 Steve Schlageter 36.25 Michael Dean Chadwick 36 Glenn Traylor 36 Frank Ramirez 35 Jim Adcock 34

George Bullock 34 Jim Fields 31.5 Mike Gerber 31.5 Ed Dunnavant 30 Lynn Nacewicz 29 Peggy Mackowski 28.25 Jule Smith 28 David Mackowski 27.75 Geoff Shiley 26.5 Greg Walsh 26.5 Wayne Witt 26.5 Lisa Thompson 26 Lewis Sadler 25.5

Spikes (6-24.9credits) Rich Sherman 24.75 Ronald Braswell 24.5 Jim Derrickson 24.5 Katie Gahr 24.5 Richard Barrett 24 Cynthia Deluca 23 Hilary Watson 22.25 John Parrish 22 Ryan Perry 21.5 Jeremy Farber 21 Randy Moore 20.5 Don Stroud 20.5 Teresa Mobley 19.5 Barry Tutor 19.5 Richard Van Tassel 19.25 Michelle Keener 19 Bobby Simpson 18 Sheri Jackson 17.75 Gian Hasbrock 17 Phil Adams 16 Phyllis Brookshire 15.75 Alex Snotherly 15.75 Jim Swingle 15.5 Charles Teague 15.5 Wes Carroll 15 Linda Fair 15 Brenda Burlin 14.75 Lori Hopper 14.75 Randolph Reid 14.75 John Myers 14.25 Michelle Simons 13.75 Paige Warren 13.75 David Allgood 13.5 John Beard 13.5 Christy Pillow 13.5 Kent Seeley 13.5 Michael Jordan 13 Ronald Mikesh 13 Tim Smith 13 Hank Wall 13

Russell Ammons 12.5 Ted Keith 12.5 Hensley Scott 12.5 Fred Smith 12.5 Sally Williams 12.5 Marilyn Green 12.25 Jeffrey Akin 12 Barry Thompson 12 David Jones 11.75 Alaina Money 11.5 Brad Moock 11.5 Terry Nobles 11.5 Zach Schabot 11.25 Colen Davidson 11 Kenneth Schild 11 Leigh Krause 10.5 Jerry Owen 10.5 Keith Wood 10.5 Debra Combos 10 Randolph Walker 10 Kyle Ward 10 James Cirimele 9.5 Tony Morin 9.5 Daniel Russell 9.5 William Snyder 9.5 Stephanie Miller 9 Tyler Morris 9 Sandra Paul 8.75 David Schmidt 8.75 Debbie Matthis 8.5 George King 8.25 Mike Ruth 8.25 Robert Howington 8 Nancy Latz 8 Marisa Leigh-Laba 8 Christpher Pelnik 8 Doro Taylor 8 Jeffrey Ammons 7.5 John Dickerson 7.5 Jerry Jones 7.5 Ricky Tatum 7.5 Janice Barrese 7.25 Michelle Simms 7.25 Jennifer Cannady-Fore 7 James Herman 7 Steven Hilliard 7 Richard Kolarov 7 Linda Dickert 6.75 Lindy Sfirlea 6.75 Dennis Darling 6.5 Christie Hadden 6.5 Kim Agnolutto 6 Scott Bacon 6 Mark Holland 6 Bob McTighe 6 Allison Moriarty 6

Strength in Numbers Please welcome these new members into the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County with a call or personal introduction. Visit for company contact information.

Builders Baker Builders Inc. of North Carolina – Allan Baker III Chris Weir Homes dba 5DCW Investments L.L.C. – Chris Weir D.E.K. Construction North Carolina L.L.C. – Daniel Kelly Sr. Jayco Construction – Jay Guilford New Symmetry Homes Inc. – Karem Fakhoury P.B.M. Construction Co. L.L.C. – Larry Pegram Thomas & Thomas Construction – Thomas Perry

Associates Custom Stone & Marble Co. – Thomas Benner Bradley Custom Trim Inc. – Joey Bradley Dean’s Drywall – Kent Dean O’Patricks Electrical Contracting – Don Cunningham Vision Integrated Systems – Stephanie Cabe Barry L. Scott Co. – Barry Scott Richard A. Miano Contracting, Inc. – Richard Miano

Juarez Painting Co. – Tania Perez-Huerta Ace Enterprises – Lawrence Lehning Jr. Frank Brandon Electric – Frank Brandon F.M.C. Grading – Travis Felts California Granite & Flooring Design Inc. – Luis Callejas Router Xpress Signs – Randy Porteous Wakefield Lighting Inc. – Tara Watkins P.T. Barbare’s Concrete Co. Inc. – Patrick Barbare New South Construction Supply L.L.C. – Vic Murray TradeMark Properties Inc. – Ed Batchelor Triton International Woods – Richard Edwards Jr. Turner Backhoe Inc. – Melvin Turner Pearce Wastewater Technologies Inc. – Jerry Pearce T.D. Williams Inc. – Tony Williams Proutey Construction L.L.C. – Benjamin Proutey Capital Tile and Flooring – Jim Reason Access Appraisal Co. – Brain Cahill

Creative Tile Solutions – Scott Campbell Poole’s Plumbing Inc. – Robert Poole Percy L. Johnson Inc. – Percy Johnson Southern Home Designs Inc. – Sam Young East Carolina Mortgage – Robert Foreman J.S. Thompson Engineering – Scott Thompson

Affiliates Partners Mechanical Inc. – Christopher Ambrose Partners Mechanical Inc. – Rebecca Robinson Trismith Enterprises Inc. – Anthony Smith Trismith Enterprises Inc. – Emory York Horizon Forest Products – Clint Simmons Affiliate: Horizon Forest Products – MikeHarter Affiliate: Horizon Forest Products – Jeff Ellis Affiliate: Horizon Forest Products – John Daniels Affiliate: Horizon Forest Products – Chris Moore Affiliate: New York Life Insurance Co. – Billy Ponarico Affiliate: Youngquist Homes – Sandra Darden Affiliate: Youngquist Homes James Sherman Affiliate: Youngquist Homes – John Dick

Here to Stay Thanks to these members who renewed their HBA membership.

Builders AppleTREE New Homes & Land – Nanette Newton Construction Management & Development Services L.L.C. – Peter Rodriquez ECO Building Group L.L.C. – Susan Hickman Funderburk Builders Inc. – Will Funderburk Hilliard Contracting Inc. – Steven Hilliard J.C. Edwards Residential Contractors Inc. – Kent Edwards J.M. Davis Custom Homes Inc. – J. Davis Phil Miller Construction – Phil Miller Richard Gaylord Homes Inc. – Richard Gaylord Seab Howard Builder Inc. – Seab Howard Tarheel Restoration Inc. – Dale Jarman

Terramor Homes Inc. – Michelle Simms Timberline Builders – Randolph Walker Tyler Builders Inc. – Donald Tyler W.A.J. Management L.L.C. – William Jenkins Walt Lewis Construction – Walter Lewis

R&B Painting – Robbie Blake Rodriguez Roofing – Nestor Rodriguez Sasses Painting – Brady Sasse S.T. Wooten – Tim Underhill Triangle Law Group – Laurie Gengo Triangle Materials Inc. – Eddie Sayre USA Hardwood Floors – Oscar Ocampo

Associates The Dove’s Nest Inc. – Chester Sampson Horizon Forest Products – Carl Bahn Lightscapes of Raleigh Inc. – Dan Huneycutt North Carolina Housing Finance Agency – Scott Farmer North Carolina Manufactured Housing Institute – Brad Lovin Northeastern Carolina Home Services Inc. – Richard Pontello

Affiliates HHHunt Homes, Raleigh-Durham Market – Macon Foster Pelnik Insurance & Financial Services – Mary Berglund Eric W. Smith Builder Inc. – Curtis Smith Eric W. Smith Builder Inc. – Theresa Smith


Calendar of Events

Permit Report New Commercial/ Industrial

September Total

Below is the most current report from the Wake County Assessor’s Office (

Residential additions/ remodeling

6 7 7 12 13 13 14 14 14 19 21 21 25 27 27

Lead Renovator, Repair and Painting Training Remodelers Executive Committee HBA Government Affairs Committee MAME Committee Green Home Builders of the Triangle HBA Golf Committee TSMC Executive Committee HBA Executive Committee HBA Education Committee Associates Committee Cook-off Committee HBA Membership Committee Parade of Homes Executive Committee Parade of Homes Committee HBA Board of Directors TSMC Breakfast Remodelers Council Networking

New residential


4 66 16 3 67 24 21 16 12 9 5 1 -

29 110 16 7 177 23 99 15 13 2 2 3 -

3 2 5 2 1 -

36 178 32 10 249 49 120 32 25 9 7 2 4 -

511 2,293 601 204 3,846 529 1,767 536 344 233 136 74 33 8

Septmber Totals 244 496 2009 Totals 2,408 4,071

13 126

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Apex Cary Fuquay-Varina Garner Raleigh Wake Forest Wake County Holly Springs Morrisville Knightdale Rolesville Wendell Zebulon Angier

All meetings and events are conducted at the HBA, unless otherwise indicated. To register, call (919) 233-2033.

2009 Total


2010 Major HBA Events January 12 18-22 27

29 HBA Networking Night at Crabtree Tavern International Builders’ Show TSMC Breakfast

February 1-5 9 17 17-18

North Carolina HBA Regional Meetings Hall of Fame TSMC Breakfast NCHBA 1st Quarter Meetings

March 2 17 20-21 & 27-28

Associates Showcase TSMC Breakfast Spring New Homes Tour

6 (tentative) 9-11 17- 24 21 24-25

May 15-16 & 22-23 16-18 19 21

Golf Tournament Southern Ideal Home Show National Association of Home Builders Spring Board TSMC Breakfast Remodelers Home Tour

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Green Home Tour Green Building Conference TSMC Breakfast Grill n Chili Cook-off

8-9 10 16

September 15-18 15 22-26 23 24-26

21st Century Expo TSMC Breakfast NAHB Fall Board Southern Ideal Home Show Preview Night Southern Ideal Home Show


June NCHBA 2nd Quarter Meetings/Legislative Conference HBA Networking Night TSMC Breakfast

2-3, 8-10 & 15-17 12 18 20

Parade of Homes Parade of Homes Gala HBA Charity Fall Golf Tournament TSMC Breakfast

July TBA


MAME Awards at Prestonwood

HBA Baseball Game



9 17

10 New Homes Expo 18 TSMC Breakfast 26 (tentative) STAR Awards



HBA Political Picnic HBA Networking Night


Battle of the Builders VI TSMC Breakfast

Installation Ceremony and Holiday Party

2010 dates are subject to change.

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