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A&A Electric & Underground, Inc. + AB Systems, Inc. + Abbco Company + ABC Seamless of Rochester, Inc. + ABC Supply Company, Inc. + Above All Roofing of Rochester, Inc. + Accord Electric, Inc. + Adair Electric Company + Adamson Motors + Advanced Builders & Remodeling + Advanced Builders, LLC + Advanced Building Center, Inc. + Advanced Disposal + Advantage Cabinets, Inc. + AgStar Home Mortgage Services + Alexander & Sons Builders + Mike Allen Homes, LLC + Allen Outdoor Solutions, LLC + All-Star Basements + Alpha Video & Audio + Altra Federal Credit Union + American Engineering Testing, Inc. + American Fence Company of MN, LLC + American Waterworks + Ames Construction, Inc. + Amirco, LLC + Andersen Windows, Inc. + Anderson Construction + Appliance Village Company + Arcon Development, Inc. + Arrow Building Center + Associated Bank + Athelon Enterprises, LLC + B&C Plumbing & Heating, Inc. + Al Barker Custom Homes, Inc. + Barrier Free Access, Inc. + Basement Water Control + Batzel Builders, Inc. + Beckley's Office Products + Beetles Bar & Grill, Inc. + Alvin E. Benike, Inc. + Scott Berberich Construction, LLC + Scott Berg Construction, LLC + Bessler Management + Beyond Kitchens, LLC + Bigelow & Lennon Construction, LLC + Bigelow Homes + K.W. Billman, Inc. + The Blue Book of Building & Construction + Bobcat of Rochester + Bob's Construction, Inc. + The Boldt Company + Bouquet Builders, Inc. + Bowman's Door Solutions + Brandrup Builders + Brannt Valley Excavating, Inc. + Brauer Roofing, Inc. + Braun Intertec Corporation + Brekke Fireplace Shoppe + Bricewood, LLC + Briese Iron Works, Inc. + Bright Ideas + Brinkman Builders, LLC + Brock White Company + Tom Brogan Heating & Air Conditioning + Larry Brooks Builders + Brooks Excavating Company, Inc. + C.O. Brown Agency + Bruce Bucknell Construction, Inc. + Budget Blinds + Building Products, Inc. + Burdick Builders, Inc. + By Design Builders + Byrne Electric, Inc. + Cachiaras Building & Remodeling + Cambria + Canadian Honker Entities + Carpet One + Castlewood Homes, Inc. + Charter Communications/Media + Chladeks Construction, LLC + Chosen Valley Testing, Inc. + Christian Brothers Cabinets, Inc. + City of Byron + City of Chatfield + City of Eyota + City of Preston + City of Spring Valley + Citywide Insulation, Inc. + Clear Channel Radio (Laser/Fox/KFAN) + Clements Chevrolet Cadillac Subaru + Closet Organizers + Coldwell Banker Burnet + Commercial Leasing Services + Construction Partnership + Coordinated Business Systems, Ltd. + Corban Homes, LLC + Cordes Construction + Cornerstone Builders & Real Estate, Inc. + Cornerstone Designs of Rochester, Inc. + Corporate Web Services, Inc. + Counselor Realty of Rochester, Inc. + Countryside Builders, LLC + Cravath Homes, LLC, dba Accessibility Solutions + Creative Hardwood Floors + Crescent Electric Supply Company + CRW architecture + design group, inc. + Culligan of Rochester & Kasson + Cumulus Radio + Curry's Custom Cut Gutter, LLC + Curtin Drywall, Inc. + Custom Alarm/Custom Communications, Inc. + Custom Retaining Walls & Landscaping, Inc. + D2E, LLC + Dahl Home Builders, Inc. + Data-Smart Computers, Inc. + DeGeus Tile & Granite + Derby Construction LLC + The Design Connection + Design Studio B + DeWitz Home Builders, Inc. + DMC Plumbing & Heating, Inc. + Dolan's Landscape Center, Inc. + DoubleTree by Hilton - Mayo Clinic Area + DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen + Dunham Associates, Inc. + Dunlap & Seeger + JE Dunn Construction + M.H. Dutton Construction, LLC + E&M Consulting, Inc. + Eastwood Bank + eci, llc + Eckert Construction, Inc. + Edel Construction, LLC + Edge Homes & Construction, Inc. + Edina Realty Home Services + Todd Eidem Construction, Inc. + Elcor Construction, Inc. + Elcor Realty of Rochester, Inc. + Electrical Solutions & Service + Elias Construction, LLC + Energy Panel Structures + Energy Products & Design, Inc. + Enventis + Excel Homes + The Excelsior Group, LLC + Expert Insulation, Inc. + Express Employment Professionals + Extreme Panel Technologies, Inc. + Fairway Outdoor Advertising, LLC + Ferguson Enterprises + Fieldstone Family Homes, Inc. + First Alliance Credit Union + First Choice Homes, LLC + First General Services of SE MN + First Security Bank + R. Fleming Construction, Inc. + Ford Metro Glass, Inc. + Foster Construction, Inc. + Franklin Energy + Friedrich Construction, Inc. + Chris Fritsch Custom Homes, LLC + Gander Plumbing & Heating, Inc. + Dale Gathje Construction, Inc. + Steve Gentry Construction, LLC + Gerhard's + Gift Book Plus + Robert Gill Builder, Inc. + Goodin Company + Great River Overhead Door + Green Lawncare Irrigation & Service Co. + Greenway Cooperative Service Company + Gregor Builders, Inc. + Gulf Eagle Supply + Habitat for Humanity - Rochester Area + Habitat for Humanity - Winona/Fillmore County dba Habitat ReStore + Haley Comfort/FireSide by Haley + W.L. Hall Company + Halverson & O'Connor Homes dba H2O Homes, Inc. + Hammer Homes, Inc. + Hanson Construction & Specialty Cabinets, LLC + Hayfield Window & Door Company + HDR Architecture + Heartman Insurance + Heartwood Homes of Rochester, Inc. + Brandon Henderson's Construction Plus, LLC + Hentges Glass Company + HG Electric, LLC + HGA Architects and Engineers + Hicks Electric, Inc. + Higgins Custom Cabinetry + High Definition Homes, LLC + Hiller's Flooring America + HiMEC at Home + Jeff Hinkle Custom Homes + Hirshfield's Decorating Center + Holt Title Guaranty Company, Inc. + The Home Depot + Home Federal Savings Bank + Home Improvement Professionals, Inc. + Home Systems Installation, LLC + Howe Countertops + Hunt Electric Corporation + Hutch's Custom Cabinets + Int'l Brthrhd of Electrical Wrkrs Local 343 + Innovative Surfaces, Inc. + Institute of Environmental Assessment + Insty Prints + IntegraSpec Central/Jeff Mueller Construction + Michael Jack, LLC + J.P. Johnson Custom Builders, Inc. + JP's Construction Remodeling & Repair, Inc. + K&M Glass Company + K&S Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical + Kahler Grand Hotel + Tom Kalmes Construction, Inc. + Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc. + Keller Williams Premier Realty + Key Builders, Inc. + King's Flooring, LLC + Kinzler Construction Services, Inc. + Kirkland Enterprises, LLC + Kitchen Concepts + The Kitchen Design Studio + Kitchens Plus + Gary Kline Roofing, Inc. + Knutson Construction Services + Koball's Poured Walls, Inc. + Kraus-Anderson Construction Company + Kreofsky Building Supplies + Kruger Electric, Inc. + Kruse Lumber + KTTC/KXLT-TV + Kuehn Motor Company, Inc. + Kuntz Electric, Inc. + Kwik Trip, Inc. + L&L Cabinets + Lacina Siding & Windows, Inc. + Laitala Tile Company + Larsen Industries, Inc. + Larson Siding & Windows + Legends decker Homebuilders, LLC + Lodermeier's, Inc. + Lowe's Home Improvement + Luxury Bath RemodConcrete, Inc. + Leitzen Concrete Products, Inc. + Leyeneling + Maas Companies, Inc. + Maier Tree & Lawn + Majestic Homes, Inc. + R.J. Manemann Custom Homes + Maplewood Homes, LLC + Markham ing & Engineering + Master Builders, Inc. + Mavo Systems, Inc. + Homes, LLC + markit + Marvin Windows & Doors + Massey Land SurveyMcGhie & Betts, Inc. + McGladrey + McGough Construction + MDH, Inc. + Meadow Lakes Builders + MEC Construction, Inc. + Med City Builders of Rochester, LLC + Medcare Products, Inc. + Menards - South + MEP Associates + Merchants Bank + Merit Contracting, Inc. + Michael's Custom Cabinets, Inc. + Mid American Financial Group + Midwest LeafGuard of Rochester, sota Energy Resources Corporation + Minnwest Bank + MLT Group + Inc. + Miller & Sons Construction, Inc. + MinneMorris Concrete, Inc. + Mosquito Squad of SE MN + Larry Newman Drywall + Nickelson Painting, Inc. + North Central States Regional Council + North Star Stone & Masonry + Northern Lights & Furnishings + Nuss Truck & msted County Lumber Mart, Inc. + Olmsted County Planning Dept, Insp. Equipment + Ohly Law Office + OlDiv. + Olmsted County Public Health + Olmsted National Bank + J.B. O'Meara Company + OnSite + Overhead Door Co. of Olmsted County + Owner's Plumbing, Inc. + OxiOtis Custom Homes, LLC + Paape Energy Services + Pahl & Kaye, Inc. + Palmer Soderberg, Inc. + Fresh Carpet Cleaning + Paper & Graphics, Inc. + Walt Pappas Construction + Paramark Corporation + Payne Company + PC Applications Consultants, Inc. + Pearson Builders, Inc. + Pebble Creek/Western Walls + Pella Windows & Doors + Pendle Hansen Bagne Insurance + Penz Custom Homes, Inc. + People's Energy Cooperative + G. Pestka Appraisals + Peterson Well Drilling, Inc. + Pine One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning + PKG Group - Pine Island Lumber + Pompeii Painting, Inc. + Post-Bulletin Company, LLC + Prehn Building Sales, Inc. + Premier Bank Rochester + Premier Builders of Rochester, Inc. + Price cial Services, Inc. + Prime Time Painting of Rochester, LLC + FinanPrimeLending + Priority Claims Service + Pro Image Promotions & Apparel + ProBuild Company, LLC + Quality Overhead Door Company, Inc. + Quality Siding & Window, Inc. + Michael Quinn Law Office + R&M Development Company + Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling + Range Construction, LLC + RCON Homes, Inc. + RCTC Carpentry Program + RE/MAX of Rochester + Region Millworks, Inc. + DEVELOPMENT David Reiland Building Contractor, LLC + COUNCIL Reliable Contractors, Inc. + Reynolds BUILDERS COUNCIL Design and Construction + Rochester Area Appraisals, LLC + Rochester Area a division of rochester area builders, inc. a division of the Rochester Area Builders, Inc. 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A W��� ���� O�� BAM P�������� I hope this message finds you so busy with work you barely have time to read it! Every day, you make business decisions, often prefaced with the question “why is this good for my company?” It’s important to know the “why” regarding your business decisions and one of those “why” questions may be about your membership the builders association. My membership “why” boils down to excellence and being the best builder I can. With my builders association membership I’ve built business relationships in my community and across the state. I receive the inside track on industry information and trends and I’ve influenced the politicians and regulators that make decisions on how we do business every day. BAM exists to unify the statewide home building industry and help you be the best you can as a home building professional. It was created to bring the state industry together and amplify the sound of our voices together, and that’s exactly what we do today. BAM represents you and your business at the State’s Capitol, regulatory agencies and in the courts because industry unity and doing business with members is good business. Simply put, we are stronger and have a louder voice together. Protecting Your Business at the Capitol If you haven’t seen it yet we put together a great summary of what happened this session and what might affect your business. Wins this year include mitigation of what would have been an expensive radon requirement, protection of the industry’s warranties and general liability coverage, and preventing hidden fees such a street improvement districts from becoming law. [BAM Legislative Summary] There were many other pieces of legislation that we worked on and we will continue to work on, but one thing I learned from being at the Capital this year was, although we have the facts, politicians often times side with emotion and disregard the facts. I guess it’s called Politics. $10,000 in Legal Resources One of the big benefits of BAM membership are legal resources such as the set of six contracts available for free to members and estimated to be worth over $10,000. This year, BAM has updated the contracts to reflect the changes made to state law. As a bonus, a sample change order document has also been added to the set. Check out the updated contracts on BAM’s website. [NEW BAM Contracts] (username and password required) If you need your username and password just contact Katherine atkatherinen@bamn.org. Legal Protection Membership with the builders association means collective legal protection. BAM’s Legal Action Fund takes on cases with statewide significance, meaning if successful the case will help home building professionals in all corners of the state. There are several examples of legal wins that benefit the industry. One in particular is the building permit fee win against the city of Shakopee. Since that case, my local city tried to raise building permit fees above the cost of providing the service. We used this industry win to keep them from doing so.

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The BAM Board of Directors will be discussing how to support the Legal Action Fund financially for the next several years. Let your state reps know what you think so they can bring that to the table for the meeting September 18. [LAC Sustainable Funding Options] $28,000 Holiday Dollars! In 2012 alone, BAM members added $28,000 in rebates to their bottom lines by using the Holiday Station Stores program. On average, each participating member got a $400 check. That nearly covers the cost of membership! Sign up to get a cut of that rebate! Not only will you get a $0.10/gallon discount in the first 90 days and $0.04/gallon off thereafter, but you’ll get a rebate at the end of the year. You don’t want to miss out on a piece of a Holiday pie! Check out the other awesome discounts too! [BAM Discounts] (username and password required). Thank You You’ve probably heard the phrase “you get out what you put in”, but what does that really mean? It means, the more involved you get the more you learn about how our industry is regulated and the laws governing our business. The more involved you get the more influence you have in defending our industry and in shaping the laws and regulations we have to meet as licensed residential contractors and associates. Ultimately, the more involved you get, the more you learn – from the business contacts you meet, from the experience you have at the Capitol, from participating in events and on BAM’s working teams (committees) – the more value you are able to provide your customers. Knowledge is power. Thank you for your commitment to the industry. I look forward to seeing you at BAM’s events and in our working group meetings.


News from the President September 12, 2013

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It is hard to believe that summer is mostly behind us! The Fall Showcase of Homes and Remodelers Tour are upon us and I congratulate all the builders, developers and remodelors who worked hard to prepare their homes for the public to view! I am praying for beautiful weather and lots of buyers! Good luck to all of you ! There are many challenges that face our industry every day. Lately, for me the challenge has been in the form finding framing crews that are not buried up to their necks in work, skilled workers to hang sheetrock in a timely fashion and the shortage of sod!! Who would have though we would run out of grass?! This is certainly the downside of a busy building season. I am sure many of you are having some of your own challenges. Remember, always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make it better! The challenge that RAB faces year in and out is building our membership base. Although our retention rate hovers around 90% (which is excellent for an association like ours) we always need new members! Throughout the year, we have lost some old friends, but we continue to acquire new ones. Without members, our association can not survive. I challenge all of you to bring in one new member by the end of the year! Our goal in 2013 was to have 500 members and we are now at 455. If just 10% of our members brought in one new member, we could meet or exceed our goal! I hope you will consider becoming an active participant in shaping RAB’s future and think about the positive impact you can make on our industry through RAB. The future is ours to create. Let’s do it! Let’s build this house together!

Jean DeWitz

2013 RAB President

Index

News from the President .......................3 September General Membership Meeting ...................................................4 October Networking Night ...................5 Association Scrapbook ........................ 6-7 Sporting Clay Review .............................8 Fall Showcase of Homes/Remodelers Tour Participants....................................9 Playhouse Builders Needed! ...............10 Committee Updates .............................11 Award Nominations .............................12 Board/Committee Nominations ........13 Festival of Trees ....................................14 Thank Yous ...........................................14 Remodelers Council ............................15 Commercial Builders Council .............16 Public Works Dept. News .....................17 Rochester Permits ................................18 Byron/Pine Island Permits ..................19 Real Estate Data ...................................19 New Member Profiles ..........................20 Membership Information ............... 20-21 BAM Member Benefits ................... 22-27 Elliot Eisenberg Column .....................28 NAHB Member Advantage ..................23

Executive Director/Editor John Eischen Production Ryan Kling-Punt The Rochester Builders newsletter is the official publication of Rochester Area Builders, Inc. This newsletter is published and distributed bi-monthly to its members and others associated with the building industry. Neither the advertisers, nor RAB will be responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, typographical errors, etc., herein contained.

108 Elton Hills Lane NW Rochester, MN 55901 507-282-7698 507-282-6351 Fax E-mail RAB@rochesterareabuilders.com www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com

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Join us at the September General Membership Meeting Tuesday, September 24th, 5 - 8:30 pm at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center 1517 16th St SW

Program: DESTINATION MEDICAL CENTER Representatives of the newly formed Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) and the Destination Medical Center Agency (DMCA) will be joining us to discuss the future growth that the Rochester area will experience and how these two groups will facilitate that growth. This month’s member spotlight will be on those in the Auto Industry.

Social Sponsor:

Productivity is Our Priority

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Dessert Sponsor:


Join us at the August Networking Night Tuesday, August 29th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

at Haley Comfort/FireSide by Haley 4320 N Hwy 52 W Frontage Road

A FAMILY BUSINESS BY TOM AND JOE HALEY In 1990, brothers Tom and Joe Haley launched Haley Comfort Systems in Plainview, Minnesota. Thanks to hard work, strong customer-driven values, and a loyal group of customers, the original furnace and air conditioning (A/C) business expanded to offer you the following solutions: HALEY COMFORT SYSTEMS: Heating and cooling systems, including furnaces and air conditioners from Bryant, boilers, geothermal systems and more. Our 24/7 Air conditioning repair and HVAC service is always available, contact one of our professional technicians today! FIRESIDE HEARTH & HOME BY HALEY: Southern Minnesota’s largest selection of electric, gas, wood and pellet inserts, fireplaces and stoves. Visit our Rochester fireplace showroom to see everything Haley has to offer. BRIGHT IDEAS: The area’s leader in state-of-the art office lighting fixtures and home lighting solutions in a wide variety of finishes and styles. Custom Woodworking: High-quality craftsmanship of cabinets, wall units, fireplace surrounds, hearths, mantles and more. Stone, brick and tile also available. Today, Haley Comfort Systems has nearly 70 expert employees available to help enhance the comfort of your home or office. Visit one of the three beautiful Haley Comfort Systems showrooms nearest you today in Rochester, Hastings, and Forest Lake, MN.

President

Jean DeWitz, DeWitz Home Builders, Inc.

Vice President

Kevin Worden, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity

Secretary

Kathy Einck, Maplewood Homes, LLC

Treasurer

Tony Joseph, Pompeii Painting, Inc.

Past President

Jennifer Maass, Kitchen Concepts & Creative Living

Directors

Jeremy Bigelow, Bigelow Homes John Eckerman, The Boldt Company Delbert Feenstra, Knutson Construction Services Patty Hanson, Rochester Public Utilities Carla Kilpatrick, Home Federal Savings Bank Bruce Laufenburger, First General Services of SE MN Sam Peyton, King’s Flooring, LLC Lindsey Rippentrop, Olmsted National Bank

Builders Exchange Council Representatives

Tony Wintheiser, Hentges Glass, Chair J.J. Webster, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, Vice Chair Mike Benike, A.E. Benike, Inc., Past Chair

Commercial Builders Council

Sue Hanson, Rochester Title & Escrow Company, Inc., Chair Chris Terry, Knutson Construction Services, Vice Chair

Development Council Chair Mark Engel, Yaggy Colby Associates

Remodelers Council Chair

Chris Ramsey, K&S Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical

National Life Directors Joe Weis, Weis Builders, Inc.

National Directors

Steve Buss, Cornerstone Builders & Real Estate, Inc. Mike Coats, MEC Construction, Inc., Rep. David Kane, Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc.

State Directors

Jim Gander, Superior Mechanical John McGuine, J&M Consulting, LLC Mike Paradise, Bigelow Homes David Pederson, Wendland Utz, Rep. Dan Severson, Dan Severson Builders, Inc.

Executive Director

John Eischen JEischen@RochesterAreaBuilders.com

Staff

Audra Bolduan ABolduan@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Marketing, Builders Exchange Trustees

Rick Dold RDold@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Government Affairs, Commercial Builders Council, Development Council, Building Safety Advisory Group, Public Works Advisory Group, Community Relations, Green Building, Marketing Sharill Mueller SMueller@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Home Show, Showcase Committee

Hosted By:

Rebekah Nielsen RNielsen@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Ambassadors, Education, Membership, Program, Spike Club, Remodelers Council -Executive-Home TourRyan Kling-Punt RPunt@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Golf Outing, Sporting Clays, Directory, Newsletter, E-News Update

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Association Scrapbook

July Networking Night

Thanks to all our members who attended the RAB Networking Night and helped us celebrate 60 years! Thank you to Home Federal for sponsoring drinks, and to Wendland Utz for donating the cake!

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August Networking Night

Association Scrapbook

Thanks to Home Federal Savings Bank for hosting!

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RAB Sporting Clay Shoot REVIEW Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors, committee members, and Gamehaven personnel! And thank you to everyone who came out to shoot! We had our best turnout ever, with 116 shooters! We had a couple fun new features, thanks to Gary Olson and his helicopter. We did a Ball Drop to raise money for the Scouts, and a silent auction for a 30 minute ride over Rochester! FOOD SPONSOR: Energy Products & Design, Inc. POP & WATER SPONSOR: Minnesota Energy Resources BEER SPONSOR: Carpet One TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR: Kuehn Motor Company, Inc.

STATION SPONSORS: A.E. Benike, Inc. Braun Intertec Corporation Bricewood, LLC Cambria Custom Alarm/Custom Communications, Inc. First General Services of SE MN Friedrich Construction, Inc. HiMec at Home Home Improvement Professionals, Inc.

SCOUTING OF SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA

Knutson Construction Services Kruse Lumber Marvin Windows & Doors Merchants Bank Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. The Builders Group Thompson’s Garage Door and Openers Warners’ Stellian Appliance Co., Inc. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Wildwood Bar & Grill

High Individual: 87 Steve Ruffalo

Ball Drop Winner: Mike Hart

High Team Average: 74.25 Steve Ruffalo, Steve Sherwood, John Sipple, and Mike Hart www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com 8 | September/October 2013


Fall Showcase of Homes/Remodelers Tour Thank You to the following companies who participated in the Fall Showcase of Homes and the Remodelers Tour: FALL SHOWCASE ENTRIES Mike Allen Homes, LLC 1106 Parkview Ave NW Kasson, MN Home Bigelow & Lennon Construction, LLC 6272 Mallard Dr NW Home Bigelow Homes, LLC 528 Panorama Circle NW Townhome Community Bigelow Homes, LLC 5518 Harvest Lake Dr NW Home

Derby Construction, LLC 645 Donnington Place NE Byron, MN Home DeWitz Home Builders, Inc. 3117 Lake Meadow Drive NW Development R. Fleming Construction, Inc. 3834 Eastwood Road SE Townhome Chris Fritsch Custom Homes, LLC 3249 Cassie Lane SW Home

StoneBridge Builders 2918 Stone Park Drive NE Home Kenny Sylvester Construction, LLC 25106 530th Street Plainview, MN Home Thimijan Custom Homes, LLC 2081 Granite Circle NW Home Vision Homes and Remodeling, LLC 3796 Mayo Lake Road SW Home

Halverson & O’Connor Homes dba H2O Homes, Inc. 1710 Ancaster Drive NE Byron, MN Home

REMODELERS TOUR ENTRIES Beyond Kitchens, LLC 422 15th Avenue SW Kitchen

High Definition Homes, LLC 1291 Boulder Creek Lane SW Home

Chladeks Construction, LLC 307 105th Street NW, Oronoco Complete Interior & Exterior Remodel

Majestic Homes, Inc. 4108 Stone Point Drive NE Home

Custom Retaining Walls & Landscaping 401 Eagle Lane SW Outdoor Living Landscape

Maplewood Custom Homes 2931 Stone Park Drive NE Home

Design Studio B 220 13th Lane SW, Oronoco Kitchen

MDH, Inc. – Bamber Valley Estates 4081 Autumn Lake Court SW Home

Design Studio B 64 River Bluff Place NW Master Suite & Home Office

Countryside Builders, LLC 2356 Jasper Place NE Home

MDH, Inc. – Orchard Hills Villas 646 Fox Chase Road SW Townhome

Design Studio B 2105 Abigail Lane SW Kitchen & Back Entry

Countryside Builders, LLC 2348 Coral Ridge Place NE Townhome

MDH, Inc. – Reflections on Mayo Lake 3824 Mayo Lake Road SW Home

Elias Construction, LLC 809 Bristol Lane NE Basement Finish & Master Bath Remodel

Cravath Homes, LLC 6882 Clarkia Drive NW Home

Meadow Lakes Builders 3792 Berkshire Road SW Townhome

Luxury Bath Remodeling 1606 8th Avenue SE Bathroom

Cravath Homes, LLC 5428 Creek Side Lane SW Home

Med City Builders of Rochester, LLC 3242 Echo Lane SW Home

Master Builders, Inc. 6730 Zumbro Place NE Whole House Remodel with Additions

Dahl Home Builders, Inc. 3348 Weston Court SW Home

Otis Custom Homes, LLC 5351 Scenic View Drive SW Home

Reynolds Design & Construction 3925 Meadow Ridge Dr SW Kitchen, Bathroom, Addition, Entry Way

Bigelow Homes, LLC 2558 Overland Point Circle NW Home Castlewood Homes, Inc. 1418 Echo Ridge Rd SW Home Castlewood Homes, Inc. 3719 Blakesley Lane NW Home Corban Homes, LLC 2365 Jasper Place NE Home Corban Homes, LLC Cedar Woodlands Second Oronoco, MN Development

Sponsored By:

Somerby Golf Community 815 Somerby Parkway NE Byron, MN Development

Sponsored By:

Somerby Golf Community Bridgeford Place Byron, MN Development

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WANTED: Playhouses to benefit Family Service Rochester We’re looking for Creative, Energetic and Wonderful People to build Playhouses for the 2014 Rochester Area Builders Home Show! Suggested Sizes – 8’W x 10’L x 10’ or 12’(max) in height.

We are only accepting 4 Playhouses this year! $Value–Priceless!

Don’t do it alone! Team up with other members for construction and gathering of supplies!

 A Great Marketing Tool  Show your Community  Worth its Weight in Gold in Advertising Spirit! Value  Charitable Donation to  Expand your presence at the Home Show a Great Cause! Family Service Rochester is a private, non-profit organiza�on commi�ed to strengthening and suppor�ng families. Each year Family Service Rochester works with thousands of families to maintain child safety and well-being, enhance family stability, and promote independence and quality of life. All of their programs and services are offered on a sliding fee scale: no one is turned away because of inability to pay. Financial gi�s from others who also believe in keeping families strong are what help ensure they are able to offer very needed services to all in need.

Need Commitments by Aug. 30 th, 2013 Contact: John Eischen Need Designs by Sept. 27 th, 2013 Rochester Area Builders 507-282-7698 JEischen@RochesterAreaBuilders.com www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com 10 | September/October 2013


Committee Chairpersons AMBASSADORS Curt Wigham, Express Employment Professionals AWARDS Kathy Einck, Maplewood Homes, LLC BUILDING MAINTENANCE TJ Schutz, Advanced Building Center, Inc. BUILDING SAFETY ADVISORY Aaron Benike, A. E. Benike, Inc.. COMMUNITY RELATIONS Tracy Hoover, Ferguson Enterprises DISPUTE RESOLUTION Jay Burke, Heartwood Homes of Rochester, Inc. EDUCATION Les Radcliffe, Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling EXECUTIVE Jean DeWitz, DeWitz Home Builders, Inc. FINANCE Tony Joseph, Pompeii Painting, Inc. GOLF OUTING Jill Eggerichs, McGladrey GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Rory Lenton, Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation GREEN BUILDING Curt Shellum, Solar Connection, Inc. HOME SHOW – 2013 Jeff Kalmes, Hillers Flooring America MARKETING Jeff Weisz, Data-Smart Computers, Inc. MEMBERSHIP & RETENTION Adam Benike, A. E. Benike, Inc. NOMINATING Jean DeWitz, DeWitz Home Builders, Inc. PERSONNEL Diane Quinn, Beyond Kitchens, LLC PROGRAM Carissa Frericks, Rochester Title & Escrow Company, Inc. PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY NONE SHOWCASE OF HOMES Travis Nemechek, Kruse Lumber SPIKE CLUB Jim Buchan, Energy Products & Design, Inc. SPORTING CLAYS Jim Nicholas, Wildwood Bar and Grill

Councils

BER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Tony Wintheiser, Hentges Glass Company CBC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Sue Hanson, Rochester Title & Escrow Company, Inc. DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Mark Engel, Yaggy Colby Associates REMODELERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chris Ramsey, K&S Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical

Committee Updates

EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Les Radcliffe, Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling This committee is currently meeting to plan our education seminars for this winter. The coming cycle of classes will be held in January, and February. If you have any suggestions for presentations or speakers, please call the office and talk to Rebekah. NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Kevin Worden, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity The Nominating Committee has met to discuss nominations for the 2014 Board of Directors, as well as chairpersons for our many committees and councils. If you would like to recommend a member for a position, or if you would like to recommend yourself, please call John at the office 282-7698! PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Carissa Frericks, Rochester Title & Escrow Company Have you marked your calendar for December 6th? That’s the date of the Christmas Party. This year it will again be held at the Double Tree in Downtown Rochester (a great place to be!). The committee’s hard at work to plan a great experience for you; it’s going to be dy-no-mite!! AWARDS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Kathy Einck, Maplewood Homes This committee is currently meeting to look for “special” members to recognize for their achievements to the Association in 2013. They will choose a Rising Star - a member who has been very active in their first three years of membership, as well as nominating builders and associates to receive the Builder & Associate of the Year Award and for the company who has supported the association, The Cornerstone Award,. In this month’s newsletter you have the opportunity to nominate someone whom you have noticed working extra hard for RAB. Please find the form, fill it out, and return it to the RAB office.

REMODELERS TOUR Karen Blissenbach, Design Studio B REMODEL IT RIGHT DISPLAY Bob Robertson, Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling

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ROCHESTER AREA BUILDERS, INC.

ASKS YOU TO MAKE NOMINATIONS FOR THE

THESE MEMBERS MUST BE: � DEDICATED TO THE BUILDING INDUSTRY � ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS OF THE ASSOCIATION � ENTHUSIASTIC The recipients of these three awards will be chosen by the Board of Directors at their December meeting and will be awarded at the January General Membership Meeting.

Previous Winners - Builders:

1992 1994 1997 1999 2002 2005 2008 2011

Robert Gill and Richard Hanson and Joe Weis 1993 Frank Kottschade Roger Lubahn 1995 Jay Burke 1996 Dan Severson Les Radcliffe 1998 Bob DeWitz and Mark Stinson David Higgins 2000 Jackie Hanson 2001 Aaron Benike Gary Zander 2003 John McGuine 2004 Mike Coats Steve Buss 2006 Mike Hortop 2007 Jodi Hruska Jay Burke 2009 Kevin Reckinger 2010 Paul Gregor Mike Larson 2012 Kathy Einck

Previous Winners - Associates:

1985 1989 1992 1995 1998 2001 2004 2007 2010

Don Soderberg Mary Moylan Bill Tointon Julie Timmerman Brent Buchan Karin Buechler Brent Buchan John Eischen Tony Joseph

1987 1990 1993 1996 1999 2002 2005 2008 2011

Previous Winners - Company: 2009 2012

Energy Products & Design Wendland Utz

2010

Robert Suk Craig Wendland Wayne Lewis John Arnold Kim Zimmer Dennis Hanson Jim Gander Wayne Eisen Patty Hanson

1988 1991 1994 1997 2000 2003 2006 2009 2012

Jim Buchan Ron Bailey Donna Scott Herriot Steve Christopherson Julie Praus Carla Kilpatrick Brian Carlson Jennifer Maass David Kane

Knutson Construction

2011

Minnesota Energy Resources

Current President and Vice-President are not eligible for selection. I Nominate

Reasons for Nomination

I Nominate

Reasons for Nomination

I Nominate

Reasons for Nomination

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The Nominating Committee will be contacting members about placing their name in nomination for Board positions for 2014. Board members can serve two terms of two years each. Six builder directors and six associate directors will have either their 1st or 2nd term expiring and they are noted with a star *: Current Board members and their status for 2013

Builders * * * * * *

Kathy Einck Jeremy Bigelow Jean DeWitz John Eckerman Delbert Feenstra Bruce Laufenburger Kevin Worden

Associates * * * * * *

Patty Hanson Tony Joseph Rob Jones Carla Kilpatrick Sam Peyton Lindsey Rippentrop

Second board term expired Completing vacant Builder term Moving to Past President 2nd year of 1st Term 1st year of 1st Term 2nd year of 1st term 2nd year of 1st term

Second Board Term Expired Second Board Term Expired Completing vacant Associate term Serving Past President’s Associate seat 2nd Year of 1st term 2nd Year of 1st Term

If you are interested in participating on the Board of Directors or would like to suggest another member, please contact John Eischen at the RAB office 282-7698 or Jean DeWitz at 282-4624. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the September General Membership Meeting.

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Help RAB Decorate our Tree! For the first time ever, RAB will be decorating a Christmas tree for the Festival of Trees. We’d like to have the tree decorated with ornaments representing the building industry. If you’d like to donate an ornament that represents your facet of the building industry, please send it or drop it off at the RAB office by Friday, October 4th! The theme of our tree is “Building Christmas Memories.” We ask that the ornaments do not include any company or product logos, as we are trying to maintain a non-commercial feel for our tree.

Thank You! July Summer Networking Night

Thank you to all who attended Membership Appreciation Night at the Rochester Area Builders’ office on July 30! Thank you Home Federal for sponsoring the beverages, United Rentals for providing the tables and chairs, and Home Improvement Professionals for the tents. August Summer Networking Night Thank you to Home Federal for hosting the August Summer Networking Night. The Kascades community building is a fantastic www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com 14 | September/October 2013

facility! Thanks to Laurie Keith, Missy Hale, and Carla Kilpatrick and the rest of the Home Federal crew for planning all the details. Thanks, Home Federal for your support of the Builders Association – it was a great party! GIVE AWAY’S Dave Carrow, Mid American Financial, Andy Masterpole, Yaggy Colby, Linda Gammell, Hammer Homes, and Steve Harmon all won fantastic Home Federal door prizes. Eric Lear, KTTC won the free dinner compliments of Barb Flicker and the PostBulletin. Enjoy your dinner, Bekah Eric.


REMODELERS REMODELERS

2013 Remodelers Council 23 Builders - 57 Associates * *

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* * * * *

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ABC Supply Company, Inc. Advanced Builders, LLC Alexander & Sons Builders Andersen Windows, Inc. Appliance Village Company Barrier Free Access, Inc. Scott Berberich Construction, LLC Beyond Kitchens, LLC Brandrup Builders Bricewood, LLC Bright Ideas Carpet One Cordes Construction Cornerstone Designs of Rochester, Inc. Cravath Homes, dba Accessibility Solutions Creative Hardwood Floors Culligan of Rochester & Kasson Curtin Drywall, Inc. Custom Alarm/Custom Communications, Inc. Custom Retaining Walls & Landscaping, Inc. Derby Construction, LLC Design Studio B DeWitz Home Builders, Inc. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Eckert Construction, Inc. Edge Homes & Construction Elias Construction, LLC Energy Products & Design, Inc. Expert Insulation, Inc. Ferguson Enterprises Gander Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Gerhards Goodin Company Haley Comfort/Fireside by Haley Heim Drywall Enterprises, Inc. Hentges Glass Company Hiller’s Flooring America HiMec at Home Home Federal Savings Bank Home Improvement Professionals, Inc. Innovative Surfaces, Inc. Integrity Custom Homes, Inc. Michael Jack, LLC JP’s Construction Remodeling & Repair, Inc. K&S Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical King’s Flooring, LLC Kinzler Construction Services, Inc. Kitchen Concepts Kreofsky Building Supplies Kruger Electric, Inc. Kruse Lumber Larsen Industries, Inc. Larson Siding & Windows Markit Marvin Windows & Doors Master Builders, Inc. Merit Contracting, Inc. Larry Newman Drywall Walt Pappas Construction Pella Windows & Doors

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Pine One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Premier Bank Rochester Prime Time Painting of Rochester, LLC ProBuild Company, LLC Quality Overhead Door Company, Inc. Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling Reynolds Design & Construction Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc. Seavey Builders, Inc. Dan Severson Builders, Inc. Struve’s Paint Superior Mechanical Synergy Products Tile Superstore & More TLC Surfaces Tonna Mechanical, Inc. Top Shop of Rochester, Inc. United Products Corporation Warners’ Stellian Appliance Co., Inc. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

*Builder As of 4/16/13

REMODELERS c ocmom mumnui tnyi t y p rpor joej ce tc t

+ ++++++++++++++++ +

a division of rochester area builders, inc. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairperson: Chris Ramsey, K&S Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical Vice Chairperson: a division of rochester Sam Peyton, King’s Flooring area builders, inc. Past Chairperson: Alex Nahvi, Ferguson Enterprises Members-at-Large: Danny Bendix, Pella Windows Carl Fugleberg, Prime Time Painting of Rochester, LLC Rick Hampel, Merit Contracting, Inc. Jerry Jensen, HiMEC at Home REMODELERS

Members

B E F O R BE E+FBOE RF EO+R BE E+FBOE RF EO+R BE E+FBOE RF EO+R BE E+F O R E +

Remodelers Council Community Project The Remodelers Council is please to announce the completion of our most recent Community Project, the remodeling of a bathroom at Hiawatha Homes’ Ferguson Home. A special THANK YOU to Jerry Jensen, HiMEC at Home, and Brian Chladek, Chladeks Construction, LLC, for heading up the project.

REMODELERS +++++++++

community p r o j e c t

AFTER+ AA F TF ET R ER ++ AA F TF ET R ER ++ AA F TF ET R ER ++ AA F TF ET R ER ++ AFTER+

Due to the generous contributions from the following members, totaling over $16,000, Hiawatha Homes will be able to purchase a new van with the money saved on the bathroom remodel! Carpet One Chladeks Construction, LLC Curtin Drywall, Inc. Ferguson Enterprises First Supply Gander Plumbing & Heating Goodin Company HiMEC at Home Hirshfield’s Decorating Center K&S Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical Kreofsky Building Supplies Merit Contracting, inc. Prime Time Painting of Rochester, LLC ProBuild Company, LLC Remodelers Council Summit Fire Protection Tamarack Materials Woodruff Company

NEW EVENT COMING APRIL 2014

������������� ��������� ��� BEFORE+BEFORE+BEFORE+BEFORE+

AFTER+AFTER+AFTER+AFTER+AFTER+

construction fashion expose

Watch for details on how you can promote your company at this great new event!

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Members

2013 Commercial Builders Council

106 Members as of 8/31/13 AB Systems, Inc. Marvin Windows & Accord Electric, Inc. Doors Alpha Video & Audio Mavo Systems, Inc. Amirco, LLC McGhie & Betts, Inc. Associated Bank McGough Construction Alvin E. Benike, Inc. MEC Construction, Inc. The Blue Book J&M Consulting of Building & MEP Associates Construction Merchants Bank The Boldt Company Merit Contracting, Inc. Braun Intertec Minnesota Energy Corporation Resources Briese Iron Works, Inc. Corporation Brock White Company Minnwest Bank C.O. Brown Agency Nickelson Painting, Inc. Cambria North Star Stone & Carpet One Masonry Century Painting & Olmsted National Bank Decorating, LLC OnSite Chosen Valley Testing, Palmer Soderberg, Inc. Inc. People’s Energy Construction Cooperative Partnership, Inc. Pompeii Painting, Inc. Counselor Realty of Prehn Building Sales, Rochester, Inc. Inc. County Materials Premier Bank Rochester Corporation ProBuild Company, LLC CRW architecture + Reliable Contractors, design group, inc. Inc. Custom Alarm/Custom Rochester Area Communications, Inc. Appraisals, LLC Dunlap & Seeger Rochester Area J.E. Dunn Construction Economic Eastwood Bank Development, Inc. eci, llc Rochester Public Elcor Construction Utilities Energy Panel Structures Rochester Ready Mix Energy Products & Concrete Co Design, Inc. Rochester Sign Service, Enventis Inc. Expert Insulation, Inc. Rochester Title & Ferguson Enterprises Escrow Company, Inc. Friedrich Construction, Ryan Electric of Inc. Rochester, Inc. Gerhards Schoeppner, Inc. Goodin Company Schwab, LLC Haley Comfort/FireSide Schwickert’s Tecta by Haley America, LLC W.L. Hall Company Stantec HGA Architects and Structural Design Engineers Group, Inc. HDR Architecture Superior Mechanical Heartman Insurance Tamarack Materials of Hiller’s Flooring America Rochester, Inc. HiMec at Home Think Mutual Bank Home Federal Savings Tonna Mechanical, Inc. Bank TSP Architects & Home Improvement Engineers Professionals, Inc. TW Construction Hunt Electric Solutions, LLC Corporation United Rentals Institute of Environmental The Urban Studio Assessment US Bank K&M Glass Company Valor Mechanical, Inc. K&S Heating, A/C, Veolia Environmental Plumbing & Electrical Service Kane & Johnson Veit Companies Architects, Inc. Vertical Limit Key Builders, Inc. Construction Knutson Construction Viking Automatic Services Sprinkler Company Komitt Concrete, Inc. Viking Electric Supply Kraus-Anderson Weis Builders, Inc. Construction Wells Fargo Bank Company Minnesota NA Kreofsky Building Wendland Utz Supplies West Bank Kruse Lumber WHKS & Company Kuntz Electric, Inc. Widseth, Smith, & Kwik Trip, Inc. Nolting Leitzen Concrete Yaggy Colby Associates Products, Inc. Ed Lunn Construction, Inc.

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C OMMERCIAL C B UILDERS

OUNCIL

a division of Rochester Area Builders, Inc.

October MEETING DATE: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 TIME: Registration & Networking at 7:00 A.M.

Program at 7:30 A.M.

PLACE: Ramada Hotel & Conference Center PROGRAM: Energy Benchmarking, An Indirect Way to Save Energy SPEAKER: Paul O’Sullivan, Minnesota Energy Resources/Franklin Energy EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairperson: Sue Hanson, Rochester Title & Escrow Company, Inc. Vice Chairperson: Chris Terry, Knutson Construction Services Past Chairperson: Rob Jones, Superior Mechanical Architects, Inc. Members-at-Large: John Hill, Schwab, LLC Shaun Knode, AB Systems, Inc. John Kuntz, Kuntz Electric, Inc. Levi Kaiser, A.E. Benike, Inc. Nick Leimer, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company October Meeting Please plan to join us to hear information about the Energy benchmarking program. It is a tool to help make commercial buildings operate efficiently and cost effectively. By taking advantage of the program RAB members can bring good value and service to their customers. Best of all, most of the services of the program come free of charge. New Members Alpha Video & Audio Jeanie Wohlers 7711 Computer Ave Edina, MN 55435 952-896-9898 Amirco, LLC Amir TaherKhanchi 12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Ste 205 Rochester, MN 55901 507-271-2945

JE Dunn Construction Mike Larson 9855 West 78th Street Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-830-9000 Home Improvement Professionals, Inc. Mike Thom 714 County Rd 3 NW Byron, MN 55920 507-775-6156 Institute of Environmental Assessment Christi Jorde 210 Woodlake Drive SE Rochester, MN 55904 507-281-6664 North Star Stone & Masonry Tony Alstat 3705 Enterprise Dr SW Rochester, MN 55902 507-252-1129 West Bank Mike Schletty 3147 Superior Dr NW, Suite 100 Rochester, MN 55901 507-252-2970 WHKS & Company Matt Mohs 2905 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904 507-288-3923


PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NEWS Contributed by: Megan Duffey, Storm Water Educator, Rochester Public Works Department Rochester Public Works Department, 201 4th Street SE, Room 108, Rochester, MN 55904, 507-328-2440

A CONCRETE CONCERN Construction sites can be contributors to urban runoff pollution if proper pollution prevention practices are not in place. One of the most common illegal discharges from construction sites is cleanout from concrete installations1. Concrete washout results from washing concrete trucks, mixers, chutes, and tools. It can also be the result of saw cutting, grinding, coring, and grooving as well as from cementitious products like grout, mortar, plaster, and stucco. Concrete washout is highly alkaline (pH 12), caustic and corrosive. Without proper management, it can pollute surface water and ground water by increasing the pH, decreasing water clarity, and harming aquatic life and their habitats. Concrete washout can also leave a lasting effect on the soil. Future vegetation may be stunted or not grow at all, and existing vegetation can become damaged. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) require best management practices (BMP’s) for concrete washout so that it is not discharged onto the ground or into surface waters. There are two choices when considering how to keep concrete washout off your site. One option is sending all waste from concrete activities back to the concrete supplier. The other is to manage it appropriately on the construction site. The following information details how to properly manage concrete washout on-site: Educate Your Concrete Contractors: The success of your on-site washout area depends on good communication with your concrete contractors. Clarify the concrete waste management techniques you expect, including not dumping concrete washout on the ground or allowing it to enter storm drains, open ditches, streets, and waterways. A concrete washout sign must be installed at each temporary washout facility to inform the concrete equipment operators to use the designated facilities. If concrete washout will be managed on-site, you can either: 1. Use a prefabricated washout container that is designed to resist damage and protect against spills and leaks, or 2. Build your own facility that is properly sized to contain all liquid and solid concrete waste that you expect to generate in between cleanout periods. For onsite management, locate the washout area at least 50 feet from storm drains, open ditches, or water bodies. If no pavement exists, construct a stabilized vehicle entrance to the containment area.

Chute washwater leaking from a roll-off bin being used as a washout container When on-site management is used, follow these operational guidelines: • Inspect the containment facility daily to determine if it has been filled to 75% capacity. The facility needs to be cleaned or changed when 75% full. • Inspect containment facilities daily to ensure they are not leaking. For self-installed facilities, check the plastic linings and sidewalls to make sure they are intact. You may need to provide more education, install additional signs, or add more washout areas if construction activities have been damaging to your containment facility. • Cover the containment facility before rainstorms to prevent overflows. Material Removal: • If the containment facility is nearing capacity, manage the waste in an appropriate manner. Do not discharge it to waterways, storm drains, or directly onto ground. • Evaporate the liquid portion and reuse or dispose of hardened concrete. • When you remove materials from the washout containment facility, inspect it for signs of weakening or damage, and rebuild the structure or make repairs if needed. Install a new plastic liner after every cleaning.

Chute washwater being dumped on the ground

For more information: • Environmental Protection Agency’s Concrete Washout Brochure: http:// www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/concretewashout.pdf • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Concrete Washout Brochure: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=7397 • Rochester’s Storm Water Management Website: www.rochesterstormwater. com • Minnesota Erosion Control Association’s Educational Video on Concrete Washout: http://youtu.be/Agt3XibuNcI Www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com September/October 2013 | 17


Rochester Building Permits New Residential Single Family Dwelling

JULY

39

VALUATION

AUGUST

VALUATION

9,441,463

21

5,770,024

July/August 2013

Single Family Homes 2004

January

41

2005 2006

33

39

2007

2008

27

20

2009

3

2010

2011 2012

13

3

6

2013

19

Townhome Dwelling

0

0

0

0

February

Two-Family Houses

0

0

0

0

49

31

31

19

13

1

8

8

20

15

Multi-Family Bldgs

0

0

1

5,395,000

March

69

59

37

30

29

16

27

24

32

29

Manufactured Home

0

0

0

0

April

110

58

58

44

27

29

25

19

29

39

May

106

77

69

50

30

33

20

14

22

27

June

109

81

59

43

36

36

12

26

32

33

Existing Residential Deck Addition

33

160,271

26

118,905

July

89

58

36

60

23

21

23

8

39

39

Room Addition

4

177,306

5

235,161

August

82

69

36

43

28

26

15

18

38

21

Porch Additions

2

39,494

5

96,606

TOTAL

655

466

365

316

206

165

143

120

218

222

Other Additions

2

23,940

4

117,083

September

70

65

31

33

28

33

10

19

22

Basement Finish

24

323,650

19

206,675

October

99

71

49

34

19

31

14

16

23

Alterations

45

281,947

46

289,956

November

73

40

38

23

26

30

21

20

22

Multi-Family Addition

4

31,620

3

15,000

December

65

60

23

11

16

15

12

16

14

Multi-Family Alterations

6

4,615,400

1

700

962

702

506

417

302

274

200

191

299

New Commercial Assembly (Church)

0

0

0

0

Assembly (General)

1

2,720,000

0

0

Assembly (Restaurant/Bar)

0

0

0

0

Business

0

0

0

0

Education

0

0

0

0

Factory/Industrial

0

0

0

0

Institution

0

0

0

0

Mercantile

1

580,000

0

0

Miscelaneous

0

0

0

0

Utility (General)

1

90,000

0

0

Residential (Care/Hotel/Motel)

0

0

1

12,850,000

Storage (General)

0

0

0

0

Storage (Warehouse)

0

0

1

260,000

Existing Commercial Addition

2

1,214,050

2

24,085,814

40

6,158,997

37

14,861,846

Structural Shell

0

0

0

0

“White Box”

0

0

1

549,470

Interior Demolition Only

3

54,800

1

8,000

Other Phased Permits

0

0

0

0

Business Signs

12

87,202

12

154,332

Advertising Sign

0

0

0

0

Footings & Foundations

1

1,100,000

5

610,000

Demolition

1

Alterations

Other Construction

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TOTAL

*total may differ as permits may have been voided.

1

Year To Date Statistics 2013 VALUATION

NO.

Building Permits Issued to Date

NO.

2012 VALUATION

1,485

215,187,655

1,558

226,877,732

Single Family Dwelling

222

53,132,558

216

47,500,441

Multi-Family Buildings Total Units: 40

1

5,395,000

1

4,678,863

Trade Permits Issued to Date

4,809

46,760,659

4,821

51,088,140

Electrical

1,588

21,529,289

1,577

19,704,066

217

51,785

208

42,325 15,979,503

Electrical (Temp. Service) Mechanical

1,240

13,064,459

1,246

Gas Piping

345

308,840

370

354,115

Fireplace

254

594,679

223

556,088

Hydronic System Plumbing

Total Permits YTD

82

3,479,502

102

5,588,939

1,083

7,732,105

1,095

8,863,104

6,294

261,948,314

6,379

277,965,872

Information and downloads available at Rochester Building Safety Department’s Website: http://www.rochestermn.gov/departments/bldgsafety/reports/building/index.asp


Byron

Building Permits Year of 2013 JULY

New Residential

NUMBER

VALUATION

6

1,478,419

Deck Addition

4

14,400

Room Addition

1

50,000

NUMBER

VALUATION

10

2,698,725

Single Family Detached

AUGUST Single Family Detached Existing Residential Deck Addition

4

9,700

Basement Finish

1

14,000

Pine Island

Building Permits Year of 2013

NUMBER

VALUATION

1

160,000

Alterations

1

5,000

Residing

1

5,000

Reroof

3

15,000

Room Addition

1

33,000

Deck Addition

2

4,950

Multiple

5,000

1

5,000

1

8,000

Single Family Dwelling Existing Residential

Demolition HVAC Existing Commercial Alterations AUGUST Existing Residential

New Listings Active Listings Year to Date Pending Listing Sold Listings Sold Listings Year to Date Median Sales Price (SOLD) SOLD Days on Market (DOM) Avg. Year to Date (DOM) Monthly Housing Data

JULY

New Residential

July/August 2013 Monthly Housing Data

Existing Residential

New Residential

Rochester Real Estate Monthly Housing Data

NUMBER

VALUATION

Room Additions

1

15,000

Reroof

3

15,000

Garage

1

1,500

Windows

1

5,000

Sprinklers

1

5,000

HVAC

1

5,000

Residing

1

5,000

New Listings Active Listings Year to Date Pending Listing Sold Listings Sold Listings Year to Date Median Sales Price (SOLD) SOLD Days on Market (DOM) Avg. Year to Date (DOM)

July 2013

July 2012

% Change

219 2,188

193 2,302

13.5% -5.0%

188 194 1,239

182 196 1,147

3.3% -1.0% 8.0%

168,000

162,000

4.0%

65

91 -28.57%

85

108 -21.30%

August 2013

August 2012

% Change

222 2,410

211 2,513

5.2% -4.1%

151 194 1,443

174 189 1,336

-13.2% 2.6% 8.0%

169,900

160,000

6.0%

63

84 -25.00%

82

105 -21.90%

Information and downloads available at South East Minnesota Association of REALTORS’ Website: http://semnrealtors.org/general/stats_market-trends.html

Information Provided By:

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NEW MEMBER PROFILE

Thrivent Financial - Rochester Group Contact: Justin Zea

1. What services does your business provide? Fee-based financial planning & managed account services Retirement income planning Retail brokerage Insurance Annuities Mutual funds IRAs and Roth IRAs Education funding Trust services Charitable giving solutions 2. How long has your company been in business? Since 1902 3. How long have you (or your business) been in the Rochester Area? Thrivent Rochester Group was created in the fall of 2007. The combined experience of our five Advisors is over 76 years, serving SE MN. 4. Where did you receive your training in the industry? Various industry channels specific to the financial services industry. Thrivent & FINRA continuously hold required training and recertification classes. Each of our Advisors holds a MN Life and Health License, as well as Series 7 & 66 Securities license. 5. Why did you decide to join Rochester Area Builders? I am a previous member from another organization. I believe RAB has a positive effect on our community, and it is a great opportunity to work with other professionals in our community.

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Membership Information

Membership Renewals

as of 7/31/13

One Year

J.B. O’Meara Company Kraus-Anderson Construction Company Priority Claims Service

2012 2012 2012

Two to Four Years

Lowe’s Home Improvement Minnwest Bank Reynolds Design and Construction

2011 2011 2010

Five to Nine Years

Great River Overhead Door Meadow Lakes Builders Otis Custom Homes, LLC Pahl & Kaye, Inc. Synergy Products Morris Concrete, Inc.

2007 2007 2006 2005 2005 2004

Ten to 19 Years

A&A Electric & Underground, Inc. DeGeus Tile & Granite Ferguson Enterprises Construction Partnership J.P. Johnson Custom Builders, Inc. Olmsted National Bank Top Shop of Rochester, Inc. Jeff Hinkle Custom Homes

2003 2001 1998 1997 1996 1996 1995 1994

20 to 24 Years

Hirshfield’s Decorating Center Brock White Company Dan Severson Builders, Inc.

1993 1991 1991

25 Years & More

Gerhard’s Marvin Windows & Doors Express Employment Professionals Cumulus Radio Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. Quality Overhead Door Company, Inc. Energy Products & Design, Inc. Tom Brogan Heating & Air Conditioning Alvin E. Benike, Inc.

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Membership Information Membership Renewals

NEW APPLICANTS: The firms listed below have applied for membership in the Rochester Area Builders. Any member who objects to admission of any applicant shall notify the RAB Board of Directors in writing of the objection before the next Board of Directors meeting

as of 8/31/13

NONE

Two to Four Years

DoubleTree by Hilton - Mayo Clinic Area Electrical Solutions & Service Energy Panel Structures Allen Outdoor Solutions, LLC Nuss Truck & Equipment Owner’s Plumbing, Inc.

2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010

MEMBERSHIPS PENDING:

2007 2007 2007 2006 2005 2005 2005

As of 8/31/13

Five to Nine Years

Eckert Construction, Inc. Green Lawncare Irrigation & Service Co. The Urban Studio, LLC Penz Custom Homes, Inc. Larry Newman Drywall The Home Depot Tradesmen International, Inc.

NONE MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 452 RETENTION RATE: 91.1%

WE WELCOME THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS IN AUGUST & SEPTEMBER:

Ten to 19 Years

Jim Whiting Nursery & Garden Center, Inc. TDS Metrocom Advanced Disposal Knutson Construction Services Women Communications, LLC Goodin Company Werner Electric Supply Leyendecker Homebuilders, LLC Beyond Kitchens, LLC Walt Pappas Construction

2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2001 1999 1996 1995 1994

20 to 24 Years

Menards – South Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc. Craig Swanson Builders, Inc.

1992 1992 1989

25 Years & More

Accord Electric, Inc. Bouquet Builders, Inc. Hayfield Window & Door Company MEC Construction, Inc. Pella Windows & Doors Alexander & Sons Builders

1985 1984 1981 1980 1978 1962

BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC. 333 North Evans Road Waterloo, IA 50703 Contact: Robbe Brown Phone: 319-240-5360 Wholesaler Associate Member Sponsored by: None Listed HALVERSON & O’CONNOR HOMES dba H2O HOMES, INC 102 2nd Ave NE Kasson, MN 55944 Contact: Tim O’Connor Phone: 507-696-4980 Residential Builder Builder Member Sponsored by: Christy Buchan, Energy Products & Design, Inc. INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 210 Woodlake Drive SE Rochester, MN 55904 Contact: Christi Jorde Phone: 507-281-6664 Environment Health & Safety Consultants Associate Member Sponsored by: David Kane, Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc.

OVERHEAD DOOR CO. of OLMSTED COUNTY 77893 209th Street Albert Lea, MN 56007 Contact: Chris Darby Phone: 507-281-6872 Overhead Garage Door Sales & Service Associate Member Sponsored by: None Listed OXIFRESH CARPET CLEANING 3338 19th Street NW, Suite 102 Rochester, MN 55901 Contact: Mike Hortop Phone: 507-529-5597 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Associate Member Sponsored by: None Listed ROCHESTER AREA FOUNDATION 400 South Broadway, Suite 300 Rochester, MN 55904 Contact: Steve Borchardt Phone: 507-398-9687 Non-Profit Associate Member Sponsored by: Jean DeWitz, DeWitz Home Builders, Inc.

THRIVENT FINANCIAL – ROCHESTER GROUP 5721 Bandel Road NW Rochester, MN 55901 Contact: Justin Zea Phone: 507-289-1682 Financial Advisors: Investments & Insurance Associate Member Sponsored by: Kevin Worden, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity

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Thank you!

THANK YOU for your membership. We’re celebrating 40 years of BAM because of YOU! Builders Association of Minnesota ��������������������������� ������������������� ���������

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Regulation, and Its Unintended Consequences Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Looking around the United States there are cities like Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC that have very high house prices. Yet there are equally successful cities like Austin, Dallas, Louisville and Oklahoma City that have much more affordable home prices. Why the difference? Of course the surf is better in L.A. than in Dallas, but it has always been better, and 40 years ago L.A. was not an expensive city. The reason for this disparity is regulation. Simply put, each piece of legislation that becomes law, and each regulation promulgated by the bureaucracy, regardless of how well-meaning, increases home prices. Sure, having a 30-foot setback looks nicer than a 20-foot setback, but it makes lots more expensive. And while requiring a brick façade may add gravitas to a house, it too raises its price, and the list goes on. Worse, as housing prices are artificially pushed up, distortions are introduced that have negative unintended economic consequences. Imagine yourself new to town and looking to buy a house. Happily, you quickly find your dream house, but it costs $205,000 and all you can afford is $200,000. Turns out the house you love was built in 2009, the first year houses were required to have cement driveways and picket fences, which raised the price of those houses and all subsequent ones by, you guessed it, $5,000. The solution, look for a house built before 2009. But just like you, everyone else in your situation is doing the same thing. As that happens, the price of homes built prior to 2009 rises. After all, demand for them is suddenly up, way up. And presto, the house that used to sell for $200,000 now costs $203,000.

An alternative is to look for a house in a neighboring town where asphalt is still allowed and picket fences are optional. And as luck would have it, you find a beautiful $200,000 house and move in. The only problem; your commute to work is now twice as long as it would have been if you had been able to buy that original house. And that increases CO2 emissions, causes needless wear and tear to roads and infrastructure, requires you to buy a new car more often, and hire a sitter for your kids, as you are all too often caught in traffic driving home. But wait, it gets worse; suppose your uncle owns a huge parcel of land and planned to build entry-level houses on it for $200,000. He can’t now because of the cement driveway and picket fence rules which force the price up to $205,000. The problem is folks like you can’t afford those houses, so he goes upscale and builds $225,000 houses, and in that way does well, but contributes to the affordability problem. To review, forcing anyone to do something they otherwise would not have done makes whatever it is more expensive. In this case, it raises the price of new entry-level houses. In addition, it raises the price of houses built prior to the law, which in turn pushes home construction into neighboring areas which adds to sprawl and boosts CO2 emissions. The moral of this sad tale, think twice before reflexively solving problems through regulation and legislation. The consequences can be quite far-reaching and unintended.

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is President of GraphsandLaughs, LLC and can be reached at Elliot@graphsandlaughs.net. His daily 70 word economics and policy blog can be seen at www.econ70.com.

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Rochester Area Builders Newsletter for September and October of 2013