A&A Electric & Underground, Inc. + AB Systems, Inc. + ABC Seamless of Rochester, Inc. + ABC Supply Company, Inc. + Accessibility Solutions + Accord Electric, Inc. + Adair Electric Company + Adamson Motors + Advanced Builders & Remodeling + Advanced Builders, LLC + Advanced Building Center, Inc. + Advantage Cabinets, Inc. + afm Countertops, Inc. + AgStar Home Mortgage Services + Alexander & Sons Builders + Mike Allen Homes, LLC + Allen Outdoor Solutions, LLC + All-Star Basements + American Engineering Testing, Inc. + American Waterworks + Ames Construction, Inc. + Andersen Windows, Inc. + Anderson Construction + Appliance Village Company + Arcon Development, Inc. + Arrow Building Center + Associated Bank + Athelon Enterprises, LLC + B&C Plumbing & Heating, Inc. + Bank of America Home Loans + 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. + BKC Construction Services, LLC + 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 + Burdick Builders, Inc. + Byrne Electric, Inc. + Cachiaras Building & Remodeling + Cambria + Canadian Honker + Carpet One + Castlewood Homes, Inc. + Century Painting & Decorating, LLC + Charter Communications/Media + 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 Creations + 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 + 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 Homes by Bradley, Inc. + Custom Retaining Walls & Landscaping, Inc. + D2E + Dahl Home Builders, Inc. + Data-Smart Computers, Inc. + Davies Printing Company + 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 + Drywall Services of Rochester, Inc. + Dunlap & Seeger + M.H. Dutton Construction, LLC + E&M Consulting, Inc. + Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #2228 + Eastwood Bank + eci, llc + Eckert Construction, Inc. + Edel Construction, LLC + Edge Homes & Construction, Inc. + Edina Realty Home Services + Edward Jones - Don Charlson + 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 Custom Homes of Rochester, Inc. + The Excelsior Group, LLC + Exceptional Construction & Remodeling, LLC + Expert Insulation, Inc. + Express Employment Professionals + 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 Supply + 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. + GDM Trailers, LLC + Steve Gentry Construction, LLC + Robert Gill Builder, Inc. + Global Resolve + Goodin Company + Great River Overhead Door + Green Lawncare Irrigation & Service Co. + Greenway Cooperative Service Company + Gregor Builders, Inc. + Gutter Topper of Minnesota + Habitat for Humanity - Rochester Area + Habitat for Humanity - Winona/Fillmore County dba Habitat ReStore + Haley Comfort Systems/FireSide by Haley + W.L. Hall Company + Hammer Homes, Inc. + Hampton Inn of Rochester + Hanson Construction & Specialty Cabinets, LLC + Hayfield Window & Door Company + HDR Architecture + Heartman Insurance + Heartwood Homes of Rochester, Inc. + Heim Drywall, Inc. + Brandon Henderson's Construction Plus, LLC + Hentges Glass Company + 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. + Insty Prints + Insul-Seal Home Insulation + IntegraSpec Central/Jeff Mueller Construction + Integrity Custom Homes, Inc. + J&M Consulting + Michael Jack, LLC + Jennings Properties + J.P. Johnson Custom Builders, Inc. + JP's Construction Remodeling & Repair, Inc. + K&M Glass Company + K&S Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical + 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 & Creative Living + Kitchens Plus + Gary Kline Roofing, Inc. + Knutson Construction Services + Koball's Poured Walls, Inc. + Komitt Concrete, Inc. + Kraus-Anderson Construction Company + Kreofsky Building Supplies + Sean Krudwig Remodeling, LLC + 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 Concrete, Inc. + Leitzen Concrete Products, Inc. + Leyendecker Homebuilders, LLC + Lodermeier's, Inc. + Lowe's Home Improvement + Lumber Liquidators + Ed Lunn Construction, Inc. + Luxury Bath of Rochester + Maas Companies, Inc. + Maier Forest and Tree, LLC + Majestic Homes, Inc. + R.J. Manemann Custom Homes + Maplewood Homes, LLC + Markham Homes, LLC + markit + Marquette Grain Systems, Inc. + Marvin Windows & Doors + Massey Land Surveying & Engineering + Master Builders, Inc. + Mavo Systems, Inc. + McGhie & Betts, Inc. + McGladrey + McGough Construction + MDH, Inc. + Meadow Lakes Builders + MEC Construction, Inc. + Med City Builders of Rochester, LLC + Meier Realty + Menards - South + MEP Associates + Merchants Bank + Merit Contracting, Inc. + Michael's Custom Cabinets, Inc. + Mid American Financial Group + Midwest LeafGuard of Rochester, Inc. + Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation + Minnwest Bank + MLT Group + Morris Concrete, Inc. + Mosquito Squad of SE MN + Netherton Construction, Inc. + Newcastle Homes, LLC + Larry Newman Drywall + Nickelson Painting, Inc. + North Central States Regional Council + Northern Lights & Furnishings + Nuss Truck & Equipment + Ohly Law Office + Olmsted County Journal + Olmsted County Lumber Mart, Inc. + Olmsted County Planning Dept, Insp. Div. + Olmsted County Public Health + Olmsted National Bank + G.P. Olson Construction, LLC + J.B. O'Meara Company + On Site Sanitation/On Site Heat + Otis Custom Homes, LLC + Owner's Plumbing, Inc. + Paape Energy Services + Pahl & Kaye, Inc. + Palmer Soderberg, Inc. + Paper & Graphics, Inc. + Walt Pappas Construction + Paramark Corporation + Payne Company + PC Applications Consultants, Inc. + Pearson Builders, Inc. + Pebble Creek/Western Walls + Pegram & Dexter Construction & Design + Pella Windows & Doors + Pendle Hansen Bagne Insurance + Penz Custom Homes, Inc. + People's Energy Cooperative + G. Pestka Appraisals + Peterson Well Drilling, Inc. + Pine Island Lumber, Inc. + Pine One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning + Pompeii Painting, Inc. + PostBulletin Company, LLC + Precision Drafting & Design + Prehn Building Sales, Inc. + Premier Bank Rochester + Premier Builders of Rochester, In c. + Prime Time Painting of Rochester, LLC + PrimeLending + Priority Claims Service + Pro Image Promotions & Apparel + ProBuild Company, LLC + Quality Overhead Door Company, Inc. + Quality Siding & Window, Inc. + Quartz Surfaces + Michael Quinn Law Office + R&M Development Company + Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling + RCON Homes, Inc. + RCTC Carpentry Program + RE/MAX of Rochester + Region Millworks, Inc. + David Reiland Building Contractor, LLC + Reliable BUILDERS COUNCIL Contractors, Inc. + Residence Inn by Marriott + Reynolds Design and a division of rochester area builders, inc. Construction + Rochester Area Appraisa division of Rochester Area Builders, Inc. als, LLC + Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce + Rochester Area Econ. Development, Inc. + Rochester Asphalt, Inc. + Rochester Building Safety Department + Rochester City Lines/Heartland Tours + Rochester Concrete Products, LLC + Rochester International Event Center + Rochester Overhead Door Company + Rochester Plumbing & Heating/Roto Rooter + Rochester Public Utilities + Rochester Public Works + Rochester Ready Mix Concrete Co + Rochester Sign Service, Inc. + Rochester Title & Escrow Company, Inc. + Rock Solid Retaining Walls + Ronningen Roofing, Inc. + RSC Equipment Rental + RSP Architects + Ryan & Grinde, Ltd. + Ryan Electric, Inc. + Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc. + Sargent's Landscape Nursery, Inc. + Schad Tracy Signs, Inc. + Schmidt Goodman Office Products + Schoeppner, Inc. + Schumann Granahan Hesse & Wilson, Ltd. + Schwab, LLC + Schwickertâ€™s Tecta America, LLC + Seavey Builders, Inc. + Servpro of Rochester, Inc. + Dan Severson Builders, Inc. + Sherwin Williams Company + Mike Sholing Construction, Inc. + Sign Here, Inc. + Simonson Builders, LLC + SL Contracting, Inc. + Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. + Solar Connection, Inc. + Somerby Golf Community + Space Concepts, Inc. + Spahn & Rose Lumber Company + Greg Speedling Contracting, Inc. + Stadsvold's Lawn & Landscape + Stantec + Steel Constructors, Inc. + Sterling State Bank + Stevens Heating, Inc. + Stier Construction, Inc. + StoneBridge Builders + Structural Design Group, Inc. + Struve's Paint + Robert G. Suk Law Office, PA + Summit Custom Homes, LLC + Summit Fire Protection Company + Sunlight Electric + Superior Mechanical + Craig Swanson Builders, Inc. + Swenke Company, Inc. + Kenny Sylvester Construction, LLC + Synergy Products + Tag's Drywall, Inc. + Tamarack Materials of Rochester, Inc. + TDS Metrocom + Teigen Paper & Supply, Inc. + ThermoTech Windows + Thiemann Construction, Inc. + Thimijan Custom Homes, LLC + Think Mutual Bank + Thomas Tool & Supply + Thompson's Garage Door and Openers + Tile Superstore & More + TLC Surfaces + Tonna Mechanical, Inc. + Top Shop of Rochester, Inc. + Total Electric of Rochester, Inc. + Tradesmen International, Inc. + Traditional Wood Builders + Tri Star Insulation + Tri State Insulated Concrete Forms + TSP Architects & Engineers + Turri Crane Service, Inc. + Turtle Creek Construction, Inc. + United Heating & Cooling + United Products Corporation + United Rentals + The Urban Studio, LLC + US Bank + Val-U-Blinds + Van Haren ICF + Vector Windows + Veit mental Services + Vertical Limit Construction + Viking Companies + Veolia EnvironAutomatic Sprinkler Company + Viking Electric Supply + Vision Homes & Remodeling, LLC + Vollara Global/DPS + Warners' Stellian Appliance Co., Inc. + Waste Management + WC Construction + Weather Shield Roofing, LLC + Weis Builders, Inc. + Greg Wellik Construction + Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota NA + Wells Fargo Home Mortgage + Wendland Utz + Werner Electric Supply + Westridge Hills, Inc. + Weyera publication of haeuser + Jim Whiting Nursery & Garden Center, Inc. + Widseth Smith Nolting + Wildwood Bar and Grill + Winkels Electric, Inc. + Winona Agency + Winona Excavating Company + Wolter & Raak, Ltd. + Women Communications, LLC + Woodruff Company + Wright Homes, Inc. + WT Lighting + XRG Concepts, LLC + Yaggy Colby Associates + Rick Yerhot Builder + Your Home Improvement Company + Zumbro Haven, LLC + Zumbrota Ford
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News from the President September 21st, 2012
hhh September – it’s hard to believe we’re creeping into that cooler breezes, campﬁres and football time of year already. I love this time of year, mainly for the high school football season (Go Mayo Spartans!), but also for the Fall Showcase of Homes, the Remodelers Showcase and Home Show planning. The Fall Showcase and Remodelers Showcase both have more entries than 2011 and will most likely act as our stepping stone into another great season of homebuilding and remodeling. Each of these unique properties gives a person the chance to see what they might like in a new home or what they could do to their existing home. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of being a judge for the Showcase and what an amazing time it was! We viewed 6 beautiful homes that were either ready for buyers, or had been built for someone. In them, I noticed warm cherry cabinetry, granite counter tops and neutral walls – all very inviting spaces. All of the builders we spoke with were excited about the Showcase and pleased with the trafﬁc – I wish all of our participants another exciting weekend! My ﬁrst letter as President was about our annual Home Show and 9 months later I’m already revisiting the subject but we have exciting news… The Home Show committee has decided to bring in adult entertainment this year. Yes, I did say adult entertainment but not “that” type – call this “adult” entertainment for those of us addicted to HGTV and the DIY network! Nicole Curtis, who hosts the popular show “Rehab Addict”, will join us Saturday, February 9, 2013 for 3 presentations. Do you have a booth in our Home Show? Did you know this is one of the best ways to advertise to customers? They can see you, talk with you and sign up for an appointment all in one fell swoop! So if you don’t have that booth yet – head right over to the RAB ofﬁce and snap one up cause they’ll be goin’ fast! Best regards for an outstanding fall!
News from the President .......................1 September General Membership Meeting ...................................................2 October Networking Night ...................3 Christmas Party Sponsorships ...............4 WANTED: Playhouse Builders ..............5 Fall Showcase/Remodelers Tour ..........7 Sporting Clay Shoot Review ............... 8-9 The PLAN ROOM ...............................10 July BAM Update .................................11 August BAM Update ............................12 Public Works Dept. News .....................13 RAB Annual Awards .............................14 Committee Updates .............................15 2012 Membership Drive ......................16 Remodelers Council ............................17 Commercial Builders Council .............18 Rochester Permits ................................19 Real Estate Data ...................................20 Membership Information ............... 20-21 Association Scrapbook .................... 22-23 Thank Yous ...........................................25 October Calendar ................................25
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Join us at the September General Membership Meeting Tuesday, September 25th, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center 1517 16th St SW September is typically known as our Candidate Forum, but this year we’re doing things a little differently. We will be inviting candidates from the city, county and state levels to join us at this meeting, however, we will not be having a panel this year. Instead, each candidate will have their own table along the perimeter of the room where you will be able to meet with them personally and ask them your questions. Think of it as your opportunity to give them a “Job Interview.” In place of a formal dinner, there will be appetizers throughout the evening and extended time for networking.
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Join us at the OCTOBER General Membership Meeting Fall Networking Night Tuesday, October 30, 2012
WARNERSâ€™ STELLIAN APPLIANCE CO., INC. 1318 Apache Drive SW Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Jennifer Maass, Kitchen Concepts & Creative Living
Jean DeWitz, DeWitz Home Builders, Inc.
Kevin Worden, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity
Tony Joseph, Pompeii Painting, Inc.
Rory Lenton, Minnesota Energy Resources
John Eckerman, The Boldt Company Kathy Einck, Maplewood Homes, LLC Delbert Feenstra, Knutson Construction Services Patty Hanson, Rochester Public Utilities David Kane, Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc. Bruce Laufenburger, First General Services of SE MN Braden Markham, Markham Homes, LLC Paul Meier, Corban Homes, LLC Sam Peyton, Cambria Lindsey Rippentrop, Olmsted National Bank
Builders Exchange Council Representatives
Mike Benike, A.E. Benike, Inc., Chair Tony Wintheiser, Hentges Glass, Vice Chair Ron Fritcher, United Rentals, Past Chair
Commercial Builders Council
Join us at the Warnersâ€™ Stellian showroom for a great time networking, with great food from the grill, drinks, games, and prizes!
We hope to see you there!
Rob Jones, Superior Mechanical, Chair Sue Hanson, Rochester Title & Escrow Company, Inc., Vice Chair
Development Council Chair Josh Johnson, Widseth Smith Nolting
Remodelers Council Chair Alex Nahvi, Ferguson Enterprises
National Life Directors
Joe Weis, Weis Builders, Inc., Rep.
Steve Buss, Cornerstone Builders & Real Estate, Inc. Mike Coats, MEC Construction, Inc. Rory Lenton, Minnesota Energy Resources
Rory Lenton, Minnesota Energy Resources John McGuine, J&M Consulting, LLC Mike Paradise, Bigelow Homes David Pederson, Wendland Utz, Rep.
John Eischen JEischen@RochesterAreaBuilders.com
Audra Bolduan ABolduan@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Website/Technology, Builders Exchange Trustees
Tony Lehrman TLehrman@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Government Affairs, Commercial Builders Council, Development Council, Building Safety Advisory Group, Public Works Advisory Group, Community Relations, Green Building Sharill Mueller SMueller@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Home Show, Showcase Committee Rebekah Nielsen RNielsen@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Ambassadors, Education, Membership, Program, Remodelers Council -Executive-Garage Sale-Home TourMarketing, Spike Club, Retention Ryan Kling-Punt RPunt@RochesterAreaBuilders.com Golf Outing, Sporting Clays, Directory, Newsletter
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rab’s annual christmas party featuring hypnotist, denise oatley hall doubletree hotel - downtown rochester
friday, december 7 Wouldn’t you like to sponsor RAB’s Biggest Party of the Year? I’m sure it’s hard for many of you to think about Halloween let alone Christmas, but we all know the holidays will be here before we know it! We have an entertaining evening planned for our members on December 7th and we are excited to get the word out! RAB is bringing the Holiday Party downtown this year and the entertainment will be...drum roll please...OUR MEMBERS! That’s right, YOU (if you so choose) can be the star of the show, with a little guidance from comedian hypnotist, Denise Oatley Hall, of course. Yes, 7 years and many laughs later we have the return of the Hypnotist! Members are still talking about the 2006 Christmas Party, so why in the world would you want to miss this one?! This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of the event, by sponsoring! There are three levels of sponsorship, so there’s sure to be one right for your, and all three levels include tickets to the Party, so this is your way to guarantee your tickets early!
Sponsorship Opportunities GOLD ……………………………………...$800 • 8 tickets to the event • Logo & Name on Invitations, in Newsle�er, Web Site, & Friday Fix • Reserved table in Preferred Location • 8 Drink Tickets • Logo & Company Name on Program & Projected on Screen at event • Verbal mention during event
SILVER ……………………………...$700 • 8 tickets to the event • Logo & Name on Invitations in Newsle�er, Web Site, & Friday Fix • Logo & Company Name on Program & Projected on Screen at event • Verbal mention during event BRONZE ……………………………...$500 • 8 tickets to the event • Company Name on Table
If you have any questions or would like more details on the Christmas Party, please contact Rebekah at 507-282-7698 or RNielsen@RochesterAreaBuilders.com. Please sign up to sponsor no later than October 18, 2012
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WANTED: Playhouses ��
to benefit Family Service Rochester� �
We’re looking for Creative, Energetic and Wonderful People to build 3 Playhouses for the 2013 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�organization�committed�to�strengthening�and�supporting�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�gifts�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.�31st,�2012� Contact:�John�Eischen� Need�Designs�by�Sept.�28th,�2012� Rochester�Area�Builders� 507�282�7698� JEischen@RochesterAreaBuilders.com� www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com September/October 2012 | 5
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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 1495 Echo Ridge Street SW Home Bigelow & Lennon Construction, LLC 6480 55th Ave NW Home Bigelow Homes, LLC 5476 Florence Drive NW Home Bigelow Homes, LLC 5566 King Arthur Road NW Home Bigelow Homes, LLC 984 Southern Pine Lane SW Town Home Community Burdick Builders, Inc. 619 Somerby Parkway, Byron Home Corban Homes, LLC 3389 Stonehedge Dr NE Home Countryside Builders, LLC 2402 Coral Ridge Place NE Town Home Community Countryside Builders, LLC 3568 Garnet Ridge Dr NE Home Countryside Builders, LLC 2356 Jasper Place NE Home Custom Homes by Bradley, Inc. 3589 Jasper Court NE Home Derby Construction, LLC 2047 Shannon Oaks Boulevard NE Home DeWitz Home Builders, Inc. 3323 Lakeridge Lane NW Home Excel Custom Homes of Rochester 5309 Scenic View Drive SW Home High Definition Homes, LLC 5871 Boulder Creek Drive SW Home
Integrity Custom Homes, Inc. 711 Somerby on Ninth, Byron Home Majestic Homes, Inc. 1723 Stone Crest Drive NE Home Maplewood Homes, LLC 2177 Granite Circle NW Home Maplewood Homes, LLC 2307 Crimson Ridge Circle NW Home MDH, Inc. 2359 Weston Place SW Home MDH, Inc. 5420 Scenic View Drive SW Home MDH, Inc.-Bamber Valley Estates 4228 Autumn View Lane SW Home MDH, Inc.-Orchard Hills Villas, LLC 590 Fox Chase Road SW Town Home Meadow Lakes Builders of Rochester 3792 Berkshire Road SW Town Home Penz Custom Homes, Inc. 2223 Jasper Place Home Premier Builders of Rochester, Inc. 1688 Echo Ridge Road SW Home Robert Gill Builder, Inc. 878 Diseworth Court NE, Byron Town Home Somerby Golf Community 975 Somerby Parkway NE, Byron Development StoneBridge Builders 5243 Forest Knoll Drive SE Home Thimijan Custom Homes, LLC 2285 Granite Circle NW Home Vision Homes & Remodeling, LLC 1800 8th Street SE, Pine Island Home
REMODELERS TOUR ENTRIES Beyond Kitchens, LLC 1176 Plummer Circle SW Kitchen Bricewood, LLC 6744 Zumbro Hylands Lane NW Master Suite Remodel Cordes Construction, LLC 6722 Valleyhigh Road NW, Byron Addition, Kitchen, Bath Custom Retaining Walls & Landscaping, Inc. 2922 Fox Valley Drive SW Landscaping/Outdoor Living Custom Retaining Walls & Landscaping, Inc. 3803 David Lane SW Landscaping/Outdoor Living Derby Construction, LLC 630 23rd St NE Complete Remodel Eckert Construction 101 8th Avenue SE Interior Remodel, Windows & Deck Eckert Construction 811 2nd Street NW Whole House Remodel Edge Homes And Construction, Inc. 5104 Connemara Lane NE Whole House Remodel with Addition Elias Construction, LLC 2305 Jasper Place NE Basement Finish Integrity Custom Homes, Inc. 923 Vegas Lane NW Main Floor Remodel, Additions, Landscaping Master Builders, Inc. 1822 22nd Avenue NE Major Remodel Including Kitchen & More Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling 5220 7th Street NW Whole House Remodel & Addition Reynolds Design & Construction, Inc. 2071 Haverhill Road NE Kitchen, Bath & Main Floor Tile Superstore & More 4120 Windsor Hills Lane SW Kitchen Cabinetry & Countertops, Flooring
Wright Homes, Inc. 5825 Dogwood Court NW Town Home
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RAB Sporting Clay Shoot REVIEW Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors, committee members, and Gamehaven personnel! The event could not have been such a success if not for all of your generous contributions! FOOD SPONSOR: Energy Products & Design, Inc.
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. Wildwood Bar & Grill Zumbro Haven, LLC
POP & WATER SPONSOR: Minnesota Energy Resources BEER SPONSOR: Carpet One TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR: Kuehn Motor Company, Inc.
STATION SPONSORS: Andersen Windows, Inc. A.E. Benike, Inc. Braun Intertec Corporation Bricewood, LLC Custom Alarm/Custom Communications, Inc. First General Services of SE MN Friedrich Construction, Inc. HiMec at Home Home Improvement Professionals, Inc.
High Team Average: 81.25 Don Porath, Steve Schmidt, Greg Brown, and Pat Sanders
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SCOUTING OF SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
High Individual: 86 Mark Wickersham
Sporting Clay Shoot
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The Builders Exchange is offering a 2012 Blueprint Reading Class This is a 6-session class, where you may attend one or all of the sessions. The sessions will cover drawings and speciﬁcations for Commercial Civil, Architectural, Structural, Plumbing/Fire Protection, HVAC, and Electrical. We plan on covering blueprint reading both on paper and in electronic format. The class is free for members of the Builders Exchange of Rochester, the nonmember cost is $30 per session. Click the link for more information and the registration form. http://www.bexroch.com/BluePrintReadingClassForm2012.pdf Please contact Audra at Audra@bexroch.com if you have any questions.
Get your plan copies here: black &
The Builders Exchange of Rochester now offers color line-drawings as well as black-and-white. Members can now get color line-drawings for only $5.00.
TOP 10 BER’s Current Top 10 Projects (as of September 20th) Project ID
RFP - Best Value Prof. Eng Srvcs For Public Imprvmnt Proj
Kasson Aquatic Center - Building Bid REBID
Olmsted County HVAC Replacement for the 1421 Bldg
Greenhouse Assisted Living Facility
SMMPA - Fairmont Energy Station
B&G Club of Roch.-Low Volt. and Security/Alarm System 9/24/2012
MSU, Centennial Student Union - HUB Renovation
Bloomer New Elementary School
Joann’s Fabric - Interior Remodel
Olmsted Co. Fire Damper and Fire Alarm Upgrade
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BAM Update: What We’re Doing For You: CWGQ Insurance TBG Insurance Gov. Relations Legal Action Education Online Forums Action Center Energy Payback Visit www.bamn.org and log-in to the Members Only site for more information on these BAM initiatives!
ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA
T: 651.646.7959 T: 800.654.7783 W: www.bamn.org
Executive Committee President Keith Kylmala Builder VP Rick Kot Associate VP Terry Curtis President Elect Chad Kompelein Treasurer Mike Paradise Secretary KC Chermak Past President Todd Bjerstedt NAHB Representative Mike Gohman
���������������������������������������������������������� The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) launched a new Subcontractor Registration Pilot Program as of July 15. The program was put into place during the 2012 Minnesota Legislative Session and became effective July 1, 2012. While DLI is calling it a contractor registration program, it’s actually for subcontractors. This does not change the current licensure requirements for builders and remodelers. This registration program is for subcontractors, meaning all general residential building contractors not already licensed by DLI must register. If you are a contractor performing any construction work for which a license, certification, or separate registration is required under Minnesota Statute Chapter 326B (i.e. residential building contractor or boiler, electrical, elevator, HPP, or plumbing contractor) then you must apply for a license and may not submit a contractor registration. This pertains to both commercial and residential construction. All subs must be registered by September 15, 2012 to avoid enforcement penalties. Enforcement begins September 15, and there are significant potential fines for general contractors employing subcontractors that are not registered. Registration is free and can be done online at: www.dli.mn.gov/register. BAM has put together a page with all the information and links available as well as a handout that can be given to subcontractors. Both are found at: www.bamn.org/education. The page includes a letter received from DLI, a one-page explanation of the program, a three-page frequently asked questions section, and links to information provided by DLI online. For more information about contractor registration: Visit: www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/register.asp Call: (651) 284-5074 Email: email@example.com Frequently Asked Questions Q: Who has to register? A: An individual or business entity that performs building construction or improvement services must register with DLI unless they: • Have a current license, certificate or registration issued by DLI; • Have a current independent contractor exemption certificate; • Are an employee of a business performing construction services; or • Are exempt from licensing under Minnesota Statutes 326B.805, subd. 6 (5) or excluded from registration requirements under Minnesota Statutes 181.723, subd. 4a. Contractors who hire unregistered subcontractors, misclassify workers and fail to register are in violation of the law, which can result in civil penalties. Q: If I am a builder or remodeler, which means a license is required, do I have to register? A: The answer is no. If contractors are performing any construction work for which a license, certification or separate registration is required under Minn. Stat. chapter 326B (i.e. Boiler, Electrical, Elevator, HPP, Plumbing or Residential Building Contractor), they must apply for a license and may not submit a Contractor Registration. Contact DLI’s Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD)'s Licensing Services at (651) 284-5031 (personal licenses) or (651) 284-5034 (business licenses) for more information. Q: How do I register? A: Registration is an online process and can be done at: www.dli.mn.gov/register Q: How do I verify registration? A: Available on the DLI License Lookup link found on the DLI homepage (www.dli.mn.gov) and at the following address: https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/lookup/licensing.aspx. A registered contactor can be found quickly by clicking on “business” and then typing any portion of the contractor’s name into the search field.
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What We’re Doing For You: It is with great regret that the BuildCWGQ Insurance TBG Insurance Gov. Relations Legal Action Education Online Forums Action Center Energy Payback Visit www.bamn.org and log-in to the Members Only site for more information on these BAM initiatives!
ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA
T: 651.646.7959 T: 800.654.7783 W: www.bamn.org
Executive Committee President Keith Kylmala Builder VP Rick Kot Associate VP Terry Curtis President Elect Chad Kompelein Treasurer Mike Paradise Secretary KC Chermak Past President Todd Bjerstedt NAHB Representative Mike Gohman
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ers Association of Minnesota (BAM) Executive Committee accepted the resignation of Pamela Perri, BAM’s Executive Vice President, at the BAM Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, September 6. Her last day with the association is October 1.
Perri has led BAM through the most dramatic decade in the history of the U.S. home building industry. She has been instrumental in keeping the agenda of the residential construction industry viable at the State Capitol and at the State regulatory agencies. There is no doubt, if you worked with Pam and her staff, you know their passion and energy for our industry is boundless. She will be missed. While we are sorry to see her go, we share her excitement as she accepts a new job opportunity near her family in Chicago, Illinois. BAM intends to give Perri a proper send off, so stay tuned for details. During the BAM Board of Directors meeting, BAM President Keith Kylmala expressed how grateful the members are to Pam, yet at the same time, change means opportunity. BAM is well-positioned for the future and the Board is committed to keeping BAM at the heart of the industry’s political operations. Kylmala appointed Mike Gohman (2010 BAM President) to head up the search committee to find Perri’s successor.
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
Winter Preparations in October? You Betcha! As the construction season nears the winter months, preparing sites for winter is a top priority. It is crucial to prepare your site before the ground freezes and snow arrives. Since our winters are unpredictable, it is best to take these steps sooner rather than later. Exposed sediments and malfunctioning storm water controls will lead to sediment laden runoff during winter rains and the spring snow melt. If this runoff is able to leave your construction site, you will be contributing to water pollution and in violation of your construction permit! Add these site preparations to your checklist to make your site winter-ready:
Plant seed and mulch in late fall for spring growth
Cover slopes and dirt stockpiles with mulch
Inspect silt fences and other storm water BMPs to be certain they are in place and in good condition
Stabilize soil with mats and mulches
Clean dirt out of drainage ditches, sediment basins and storm water inlets
Following these tips will help reduce site erosion and protect our waterways throughout the upcoming winter and spring thaw. For more information visit the following websites: • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency – www.pca.state.mn.us/water/stormwater • City of Rochester Storm Water Management – www.rochesterstormwater.com Thank you for helping to Keep It Clean! Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (2010) www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com September/October 2012 | 13
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 - 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 - Builders:
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
Jim Buchan Ron Bailey Donna Scott Herriot Steve Christopherson Julie Praus Carla Kilpatrick Brian Carlson Jennifer Maass
1992 1994 1997 1999 2002 2005 2008 2011
Robert Gill and Richard Hanson and Joe Weis Roger Lubahn 1995 Les Radcliffe 1998 David Higgins 2000 Gary Zander 2003 Steve Buss 2006 Jay Burke 2009 Mike Larson
1993 Frank Kottschade Jay Burke 1996 Dan Severson Bob DeWitz and Mark Stinson Jackie Hanson 2001 Aaron Benike John McGuine 2004 Mike Coats Mike Hortop 2007 Jodi Hruska Kevin Reckinger 2010 Paul Gregor
Energy Products & Design
Previous Winners - Company:
Minnesota Energy Rescources
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 Print this page and return it to the RAB Office, or fax it to 507-282-6351 www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com 14 | September/October 2012
Committee Chairpersons AMBASSADORS Mary Seehusen, Edina Realty Home Services AWARDS Mike Larson, Knutson Construction Services BUILDING MAINTENANCE Justin Voss, Viking Automatic Sprinkler Co. BUILDING SAFETY ADVISORY Scott Fenske, Weis Builders, Inc.. COMMUNITY RELATIONS Terry Meyer, Construction Partnership DISPUTE RESOLUTION Steve Murphy, Tonna Mechanical, Inc. EDUCATION Kathy Einck, Maplewood Homes, LLC EXECUTIVE Jennifer Maass, Kitchen Concepts & Creative Living FINANCE Tony Joseph, Pompeii Painting, Inc. GOLF OUTING Tracy Nielsen, Women Communications, LLC GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Dave Pederson, Wendland Utz GREEN BUILDING Curt Shellum, Solar Connection, Inc. HOME SHOW – 2013 Christy Buchan, Energy Products & Design, Inc. MARKETING Tom Walsky, Habitat ReStore MEMBERSHIP & RETENTION Bob Vogt, Olmsted County Journal NOMINATING Jennifer Maass, Kitchen Concepts & Creative Living PERSONNEL Patty Hanson, Rochester Public Utilities PROGRAM Barb Brown, PrimeLending PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY NONE SHOWCASE OF HOMES Cari Humphrey, Countryside Builders, LLC SPIKE CLUB Mike Larson, Knutson Construction Services SPORTING CLAYS Art Friedrich, Friedrich Construction, Inc.
BER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Mike Benike, Alvin E. Benike, Inc. CBC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Rob Jones, Superior Mechanical DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Josh Johnson, Widseth Smith Nolting REMODELERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Alex Nahvi, Ferguson Enterprises GARAGE SALE Carl Fugleberg, Prime Time Painting of Rochester, LLC MARKETING Chris Ramsey, K&S Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical REMODELERS TOUR Bob Rohweder, Warners’ Stellian Appliance Co., Inc.
Committee Updates AWARDS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Mike Larson, Knutson Construction Services This committee is currently meeting to look for “special” members to recognize for their achievements to the Association in 2012. They will choose a Rising Star - a member who has been very active in their ﬁrst three years of membership, The Cornerstone Award – a company who has supported the association, as well as nominating builders and associates to receive the Builder & Associate of the Year 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. EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Kathy Einck, Maplewood Homes, LLC This committee is in the process of ﬁnalizing the plans for our education seminars for this winter. This year they will be held in January and February. There will be a day of classes on January 30 and February 28 here in Rochester plus a day of classes in Winona on February 13. Registration forms will be mailed to all members and to all licensed builders in our eight county area later this fall. There is also a class speciﬁc to Remodeling Contractors on January 23 in Rochester.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Barb Brown, PrimeLending This month our General Membership Meeting returns to a Program Evening after a summer of Networking Nights. The meeting will again be held at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center. It will start with a social time at 5:00 P.M. The program will be a Legislative Forum with candidates for Rochester City Council, Olmsted County Commissioners and State Representatives and Senators. The format is different from previous years. This year is a “Candidate Fair.” The candidates for the various ofﬁces will have tables set up around the room, allowing them and our members more one on one. Be sure to come and let the various candidates know the concerns of the construction industry! The members who make it around to speak with all the candidates will be entered into a special drawing. The meeting will conclude at 7 p.m. Have you marked your calendar for December 7th? That’s the date of the Christmas Party. This year it will 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; so you won’t want to miss this “hypnotic” event!
REMODEL IT RIGHT DISPLAY Jerry Jensen, HiMec at Home
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2012 Remodelers Council 21 Builders - 62 Associates Furnishings * Walt Pappas Construction Pella Windows & Doors Pine One Hour Heating 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 Winkels Electric, Inc.
*Builder As of 6/5/12
a division of rochester area builders, inc.
August MEETING REMODELERS
ABC Supply Company * Accessibility Solutions ABC Supply Company, Inc. * Accessibility Solutions * Advanced Builders, LLC afm Countertops, Inc. * Alexander & Sons Builders Andersen Windows, Inc. Appliance Village Company * Barrier Free Access, Inc. * Scott Berberich Construction, LLC Beyond Kitchens, LLC * Brandrup Builders Brauer Rooﬁng, Inc. * Bricewood, LLC Bright Ideas Cambria Carpet One Cornerstone Designs, Inc. Creative Hardwood Floors Culligan of Rochester & Kasson Curtin Drywall, Inc. Custom Alarm/Custom Communications, Inc. Design Studio B * DeWitz Home Builders, Inc. * DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen * Eckert Construction, Inc. * Elias Construction, LLC Energy Products & Design, Inc. Expert Insulation, Inc. Ferguson Enterprises First Supply Rochester Gander Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Goodin Company Haley Comfort Systems, Inc. Heim Drywall, Inc. Heim Construction Services 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 Kitchen Concepts & Creative Living Kreofsky Building Supplies Kruger Electric, Inc. Kruse Lumber Larsen Industries, Inc. Larson Siding & Windows mark!t Marvin Windows & Doors * Master Builders, Inc. Merit Contracting, Inc. Midwest Leaf Guard of Rochester, Inc. Larry Newman Drywall North Central States Regional Council Northern Lights &
Date: Time: Place:
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:00 - 6:00 PM Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
Mini Expo and Cash Bar!
a division of rochester area builders, inc.
1517 16th St SW
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairperson: Alex Nahvi, Ferguson Enterprises Vice Chairperson: Chris Ramsey, K&S Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical Past Chairperson: Diane Quinn, Beyond Kitchens, LLC Members-at-Large: Danny Bendix, Pella Windows Carl Fugleberg, Prime Time Painting of Rochester, LLC Jerry Jensen, HiMEC at Home Sam Peyton, Cambria GARAGE SALE The Garage Sale was held on Saturday, August 13th and it was another great event for the Council. We had lots of great donations from RAB members, staff, and friends. A special thank you goes to the committee who worked very hard to make sure all the details were taken care of Carl Fugleberg, Prime Time Painting – Chair; Norm Autry, Superior Mechanical, Vice Chair; Tony Kunz, Hiller’s Flooring America; and Tom Walsky, Habitat Restore Winona. Of course the sale wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful volunteers who worked at the event along with the committee, helped with clean up, and pricing all the times: Tom Walsky, Habitat ReStore; Carl Fugleberg & Deb Fugleberg. Prime Time Painting of Rochester, LLC.; Tony Kunz, Hiller’s Flooring America; Norm Autry, Superior Mechanical; Jerry & Kim Jensen, HiMEC at Home; Kevin Reckinger, Bricewood, LLC; Jim Busciglio, HiMEC at Home; Kevin Kruger, Kruger Electric, Inc.; Rick Hampel, Merit Contracting, Inc.; Bob Rohweder, Warners’ Stellian Appliance Company; Diane Quinn, Beyond Kitchens, LLC.; Alex Nahvi, Ferguson Enterprises;
Harlan Hanson, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen; Derrick Hansen, United Products Corporation; Sam Peyton, Kings Flooring . We would also like to thank Troop 102 for helping with set up early Saturday morning. Thank you Jay Burke – Heartwood Homes, for lining up the scouts. Three other companies who helped to make the sale possible were Viet Disposal Systems who donated the dumpster and Home Improvement Professionals who donated our 2 tents. We especially want to thank Instant Warehouse who donated the rental for the storage unit. Without their cooperation the sale wouldn’t have been nearly as proﬁtable. Please remember them if you are looking for storage units for your company. The money that is made from the sale is used by the Council to advertise their members to the public, to provide scholarships to students, and to support community projects. NEW MEMBERS The Remodelers Council welcomes the following new Members: Cordes Construction Lance Cordes 5501 75th Ave NW Byron, MN 55920 507-208-0685 Custom Retaining Walls Lori Reiland 6758 Hwy 63 N Rochester, MN 55906 507-281-0669 Derby Construction, LLC Dave Derby 5812 Hwy 52 N Rochester, MN 55906 507-421-6396 www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com September/October 2012 | 17
2011 Commercial Builders Council
106 Members as of 3/31/12 AB Systems, Inc. McGhie & Betts, Inc. Accord Electric, Inc. McGough Construction afm Countertops, Inc. MEC Construction Associated Bank MedCity Construction, LLC Alvin E. Benike, Inc. MEP Associates Ayars & Ayars, Inc. Merchants Bank Blue Book of Building & Merit Contracting Construction MN Energy Resources Boldt Company Minnwest Bank Braun Intertec Nickelson Painting Corporation Nietz Briese Iron Works, Inc. North Central States Brock White Company Regional Council C.O. Brown Agency Olmsted National Bank Cambria On Site Sanitation, Inc. Carpet One Palmer Soderberg, Inc. Chosen Valley Testing Peoples Cooperative Construction Services Partnership, Inc. Pompeii Painting, Inc. County Materials Prehn Building Sales Corporation Premier Bank Rochester CRW Architecture Pro Build Custom Alarm Reliable Contractors, Inc. Dunlap & Seeger Rochester Area Eastwood Bank Appraisals eci, LLC Rochester Area Elcor Construction Economic Energy Products & Development Design Rochester Public Expert Insulation, Inc. Utilities Ferguson Enterprises Rochester Ready Mix First Supply Rochester Rochester Sign Service Friedrich Construction, Rochester Title & Inc. Escrow Company Goodin Company RSC Equipment Haley Comfort Systems Ryan Electric of W.L. Hall Company Rochester, Inc. HGA Architects and Schoeppner, Inc. Engineers Schwab, LLC HDR Architecture Schwickert’s Heartman Insurance Stantec Hiller’s Flooring America Structural Design HiMec at Home Group, Inc. Home Federal Savings Superior Mechanical Bank Tamarack Materials of Home Improvement Rochester Professionals Think Mutual Bank Hunt Electric Tonna Mechanical, Inc. Corporation Total Fire Protection K&M Glass TSP Architects & K&S Heating, Air Engineers Conditioning United Rentals Kane & Johnson The Urban Studio Architects U.S. Bank Key Builders, Inc. Veolia Environmental Knutson Construction Service Komitt Concrete, Inc. Veit Disposal Systems Kreofsky Building Vertical Limit Supplies Construction Kruse Lumber Viking Automatic Kuntz Electric, Inc. Sprinkler Kwik Trip Viking Electric Supply Leitzen Concrete Weis Builders, Inc. Products Wells Fargo Bank Ed Lunn Construction Wendland Utz Marco Widseth, Smith, & Marvin Windows & Nolting Doors Yaggy Colby Associates Mavo Systems
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C OMMERCIAL C B UILDERS
a division of Rochester Area Builders, Inc.
August MEETING DATE: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 TIME: Registration & Networking at 7:00 A.M.
Breakfast & Program at 7:30 A.M.
PLACE: Ramada Hotel & Conference Center PROGRAM: Edward O. Jacobsen Building concrete pour SPEAKER: Bob Sanderfoot, Mayo Facilities
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairperson: Rob Jones, Superior Mechanical Vice Chairperson: Sue Hanson, Rochester Title & Escrow Company, Inc. Past Chairperson: David Kane, Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc. Members-at-Large: Shaun Knode, AB Systems, Inc. John Kuntz, Kuntz Electric, Inc. Brad Schoeppner, Schoeppner, Inc. Chris Stroud, Weis Builders, Inc. Chris Terry, Knutson Construction Services October Meeting Please plan to join us to hear information about the historic concrete pour for the new Mayo Edward O. Jacobsen Building. You won’t want to miss this presentation on October 3rd - mark your calendar & plan to attend!
New Members The CBC Executive Committee approved the following new member at their September meeting: Kraus-Anderson Construction Nick Leimer 416 South Broadway Rochester, MN 55904 507-226-8690 D2E Mark Dieser 2460 Hwy 63 N, Suite 100 Rochester, MN 55906 507-254-8547
Rochester Building Permits New Residential Single Family Dwelling
Single Family Homes 2003 2004
Existing Residential Deck Addition
Basement Finish Alterations Multi-Family Addition Multi-Family Alterations
Existing Commercial 1
Interior Demolition Only
Other Phased Permits
Footings & Foundations
*total may differ as permits may have been voided.
Year To Date Statistics 2012 VALUATION
Building Permits Issued to Date
Single Family Dwelling
Multi-Family Buildings Total Units: 0
Trade Permits Issued to Date
Electrical (Temp. Service) Mechanical
Hydronic System Plumbing
Total Permits YTD
Information and downloads available at Rochester Building Safety Department’s Website: http://www.rochestermn.gov/departments/bldgsafety/reports/building/index.asp
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Rochester Real Estate Monthly Housing Data
July/August 2012 Monthly Housing Data
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
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)
178 180 1119
137 158 967
29.9% 13.9% 15.7%
Minnwest Bank Olmsted County Journal RCTC Carpentry Program
2011 2011 2011
Two to Four Years
BKC Construction Services, LLC E&M Consulting, Inc. MEP Associates
2010 2010 2010
Five to Nine Years
Meadow Lakes Builders The Urban Studio, LLC Wolter & Raak, Ltd. Larry Newman Drywall Morris Concrete, Inc. A&A Electric & Underground, Inc. First General Services of SE MN
2007 2007 2007 2005 2004 2003 2003
Ten to 19 Years
Somerby Golf Community Tag’s Drywall, Inc. Midwest LeafGuard of Rochester, Inc. Wright Homes, Inc. Construction Partnership J.P. Johnson Custom Builders, Inc. Top Shop of Rochester, Inc.
2002 2001 2000 2000 1997 1996 1995
20 to 24 Years
Brock White Company Dan Severson Builders, Inc. First Supply
1991 1991 1988
25 Years & More
169 182 1322
162 156 1123
4.3% 16.7% 17.7%
Information and downloads available at South East Minnesota Association of REALTORS’ Website: http://semnrealtors.org/general/stats_market-trends.html
Information Provided By:
Marvin Windows & Doors Hayﬁeld Window & Door Company Quality Overhead Door Company, Inc. Energy Products & Design, Inc. Alvin E. Benike, Inc. R&M Development Company
1987 1981 1981 1980 1979 1970
This Space Available Advertise in this space for just $65 an issue, or $250 a year (6 issues) Call Ryan at 507-282-7698
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as of 7/31/12
Membership Information Membership Renewals
as of 6/30/12
DoubleTree by Hilton - Mayo Clinic Area Electrical Solutions & Service
Two to Four Years
Allen Outdoor Solutions, LLC Nuss Truck & Equipment PrimeLending TLC Surfaces
2010 2010 2010 2010
Five to Nine Years
Great River Overhead Door Otis Custom Homes, LLC Penz Custom Homes, Inc. Integrity Custom Homes, Inc. Synergy Products TDS Metrocom
2007 2006 2006 2005 2005 2003
Ten to 19 Years
Knutson Construction Services Veolia Environmental Services Women Communications, LLC Goodin Company Kinzler Construction Services, Inc. Werner Electric Supply Ferguson Enterprises Leyendecker Homebuilders, LLC Beyond Kitchens, LLC Jeff Hinkle Custom Homes
2002 2002 2002 2001 1999 1999 1998 1996 1995 1994
20 to 24 Years
Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.
25 Years & More
Accord Electric, Inc. Express Employment Professionals Bouquet Builders, Inc. Clear Channel Radio (Laser/Fox/KFAN) Cumulus Radio Sherwin Williams Company Rochester Overhead Door Company MEC Construction, Inc. Tom Brogan Heating & Air Conditioning Pella Windows & Doors Robert Gill Builder, Inc.
1985 1985 1984 1983 1983 1983 1981 1980 1980 1978 1963
The ďŹ rms 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
TW COMPANIES, INC. Dodge Center, MN 55927 Contact: Trevor Westrom Phone: 507-633-6100 General Contractor Builder Member Sponsored by: Jean DeWitz, DeWitz Home Builders, Inc.
MEMBERSHIPS PENDING: NONE
MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 460 RETENTION RATE: 90.2% As of 8/31/12
WE WELCOME THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS IN SEPTEMBER: D2E 2460 Highway 63 North, Suite 100 Rochester, MN 55906 Contact: Mark Dieser Phone: 507-254-8547 Consulting Engineer Associate Member Sponsored by: David Kane, Kane & Johnson Architects EDGE HOMES & CONSTRUCTION, INC. 5234 80th Avenue SW Byron, MN 55920 Contact: Terry Babcock Phone: 507-271-3414 Residential Builder/Remodeler Builder Member Sponsored by: None Listed
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July Networking Night
Thanks to all our members who attended the RAB Hosted Networking Night! www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com 22 | September/October 2012
August Networking Night
Thanks to Haley Comfort Systems and Fireside Hearth & Home by Haley for hosting!
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July Summer Networking Night Thank you to all who attended Membership Appreciation Night at the Rochester Area Builders’ ofﬁce on July 31st! It was a beautiful summer evening, the band was great (thanks Lost and Found and bass player Alex Nahvi with Ferguson), and the grill was hot! Thank you Home Federal for sponsoring the beverages, United Rentals for providing the tables and chairs, and Home Improvement Professionals for the tents. It was great having Sandy Friend back in the house as she accepted her induction into the Builders Association of Minnesota Hall of Fame and honorary membership in RAB.
GIVE AWAY’S Jan Throndson, Rochester Council President Candidate won the free dinner compliments of Laurel Schacht and the Post-Bulletin. Enjoy your dinner, Jan.
Mon d ay
August Summer Networking Night Thank you to Haley Comfort Systems for hosting the August Summer Networking Night. Their new showroom is a fantastic facility! The food was great, the weather was perfect to enjoy a ﬁre pit outside, and they gave away lots of door prizes. Thanks to Tom Haley and his crew for planning all the details, with a special shout out to Tracy Lauritzen for working with us to coordinate everything. Thanks, Haley Comfort Systems for your support of the Builders Association – it was a great party!
7:30am-Green Bldg 12:00pm-Remodelers Council
9:30am-Awards Committee 12:00pm-Ambassadors
12:00pm-Gov’t Affairs Committee
12:00pm-Spike Club 3:30pm-BER Trustees
11:30am Home Show Committee 1:00pm HS Playhouses
8:00am-Remodelers Executive 11:30am-Executive Committee
9:00am-Remodelers Marketing 12:00pm-Dev. Council Executive Committee 3:00pm-Board Meeting (RPU)
5:00pm-General Memb. Meeting (Warners’ Stellian Appliance Co., Inc.)
7:00am-Com. Builders Council (Ramada)
7:30am-Building Maintenance Committee 11:00am-OctoBERfest
7:30am-Finance Committee 11:30am-Program Committee
7:30am-Public Works Advisory Committee 3:30pm-Building Safety Advisory Committee
7:30am-Membership 12:00pm-Marketing Committee
11:30am-Community Relations Committee
Now is the perfect time to start planning for next year’s HOME SHOW! Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10
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