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Cornerstone |Voice HMCBA Staff

Executive Director: Lynn Kilgore, CAE, BIAE lynn@buildersassn.org Administrative Assistant: Loretta Albanese loretta@buildersassn.org Financial Coordinator: Becki Baker becki@buildersassn.org Assistant Financial Coordinator: Ginger Slaton ginger@buildersassn.org Events Coordinator: Theresa Kennedy theresa@buildersassn.org Membership Services Coordinator: Lori Jones-Worcester lori@buildersassn.org Governmental Affairs Liaison: Howell Lee howell@buildersassn.org Pubs/Communications Coordinator: Sherdian Stanford sherdian@buildersassn.org Published quarterly by Taylored Marketing. Advertising & subscription rates are available upon request. Call Donna Taylor (931) 438-8384. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without written authorization. The opinions expressed in articles in the Cornerstone are the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect Association policies.

April, May, June 2014

2014 Leadership

Contents

Executive Committee Senior Officers

Executive Committee Other Positions

President: Mark Rovere 1st Vice President: Kenneth Maze 2nd Vice President: Trevor Cole Secretary: Sherry Childs Treasurer: T. J. Meers Barrister: Gig Robinson

Associate Council Chairman: B. J. King Immediate Past President: Bret Slaton Foundation President: Steve West Governmental Affairs Chairman: Bret Slaton Membership Chairman: Sid Pugh Remodelors Council Chairman: Al Juarez Sales & Marketing Council Chairman: Wendy Lee & Rhonda Pugh Executive Director: Lynn Kilgore, CAE, BIAE

Board of Directors Al Juarez Brant Neely (National Director) Bryan Pogue Buck Barnhill Byrne Turner Chad Rundlett Charles Murphy David Merta (Alt National Director Estelle Phillips Gene Satterfield Hunter Pearson Jason Terry Jim Jones (Associate Life Director) Jim Neighbors (National Director) Jimmy Jones (State Director)

Joe Sutton John Allen (Alt National Director) John Dollison (Senior Life Director) John Gann (Senior Life Director) Keith Carlisle Keith Pinkerton Kenneth Chandler (Senior Life Director) Kenneth Maze Kip Cooper (HAAR Rep) Larry Durham (State Director) Mark Harris (Alt National & State Director) Michael McDaniel Roy Johnson (Alt National Director)

Russ Wilson Sandra Steele (National Director) Sid Pugh Steve Steele (Life Director) Steve West (Life & State Director) T.J. Meers Tim Reeves (Life & State Director) Todd Slyman (Life Director) Tom Pendleton Tony Antonios (National Director) Tony Feria Tory Dutton

Local Life Directors Max Barnett Karl Batchelor Corrinne Bennett Wayne Bonner Jerry Brooks Kenneth Chandler Brett Crain Bobby DeNeefe John Dollison Jeff Enfinger John Gann

Harry Garber Sam Givhan Mark Harris Roy Johnson Jim Jones Jimmy Jones Ken McDaniel Jim Neighbors Kim Niemeier Mike Nivens Barry Phillips

Rhonda Pugh Tim Reeves Gig Robinson Todd Slyman Sandra Steele Steve Steele Steve Stricklin Dick Strobel Ginny Terry Janet Watson Steve West

Leadership

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Awards & Installation of Officers

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President’s Message

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Builders Health Exchange 5 Building Home & Remodeling ShowSM Thank Yous

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Membership Renewals

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New Member Sponsors

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A Historic Milestone

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Associte Council Update 10 Calling All Exhibitors: Fall Home & Garden Show

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Lighting for Life

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New Members

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Membership Committee Update

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Remodelers Comittee Update

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Sales & Marketing Council Update

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Another HMCBA Benefit 14 Calendar of Events

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Spring Tour of HomesSM

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2014 Remodelors Idea Home

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NAHB Benefit in Action

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Housing Statistics

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Regulatory Affairs

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Letter from Dale Strong, Madison County Commission Chairman

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Associate Spotlight Bill Poole Realty

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RE/MAX Success Celebration

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2014 Showcase Home

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Parade of Homes™

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Hit the Nail on the Head Winner

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Remodelers Committee Bike Raffle Winners

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Awards & Installation of Officers

At the January Awards Banquet and Installation of Officers Ceremony, the Huntsville Madison County Builders Association presented the Michael C. Nivens Associate of the Year Award to an associate member based upon their participation in the Association with regard to activities, attitude, reputation in the business community and reputation with fellow builders and associate members. The 2013 award was presented to Janet Moore of Redstone Federal Credit Union.

Mike Nivens (left) and Russ Wilson (right) present Janet Moore of Redstone Federal Credit Union the Michael C. Nivens Associate of the Year Award

Jimmy Jones (left) presented Steve Steele of Steve Steele Custom Homes with the Builder Big Spike Award

Steve West (left) presents Tim Reeves of Reeves Custom Homes the Jerry L. Siniard Builder of the Year Award

Sid Pugh (left) presented Teletha Ledfors of Peck Glasgow Agency with the Associate Big Spike Award (BJ King of River Tree Insurance Service was not present for picture)

Also presented at the banquet was the Jerry L. Siniard Builder of the Year Award. This award is presented annually to a builder member of the HMCBA based on their professional reputation with home owners, governmental agencies, and among fellow members. It is also based on the builder’s participation in both the local and state associations as well as their participation in community affairs, civic and service group activities and charitable activities. This year, the award was presented to Tim Reeves of Reeves Custom Homes Inc. Two membership awards for recruiting new members for the Association are awarded to a builder member and an associate memeber. The Builder Big Spike was presented to Steve Steele of Steve Steele Custom Homes Inc. for recruiting 5 new members during 2013. The Associate Big Spike was awarded to two different associates: BJ King of River Tree Insurance Services and Teletha Ledfors of Peck Glasgow Agency for recruiting 3 new members each last year. A “New Member of the the Year” award is presented to a new member company who has become involved in Association events and activities during their first year of membership. For 2013, Southern Valley Service was presented with the “New Member of the Year” Award for attending an orientation and each general membership event from their date of joining.

Sid Pugh (left) presented Sheila Marr of Southern Valley Service with the New Member of the Year Award

Bret Slaton (left) presented Sherdian Stanford, Publication/Communications Coordinator, her 15 Year Service Award

Celebrating 15 years of service, the Association presented Sherdian Stanford, Publications/ Communications Coordinator, a service award for her service and dedication to the Association and its members. For serving as HMCBA president for 2012 - 2013, Mark Rovere presented Bret Slaton of Slaton Custom Homes with his Past President’s Pin and Past President’s Service Award for his hard work and dedication to the Association and its members and activities over this two year period.

Mark Rovere (right) presented Bret Slaton of Slaton Custom Homes with his Past President’s Pin and Service Award

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Mark Rovere, 2014 HMCBA President, (right) presented Les Letlow, HBAA President, a gift of appreciation for installing the 2014 Senior Officers and Board of Directors members

HBAA President Les Letlow installed the 2014 Senior Officers which included Mark Rovere, Action Builders, as President; Kenneth Maze, Maze Home Builders LLC, as 1st Vice President; Trevor Cole, The Design Center at Across the Pond, as 2nd Vice President; T J Meers, Meers Construction as Treasurer; Sherry Childs, Huntsville Lumber Company, as Secretary; and Gig Robinson, Attorney at Law, as Barrister.


President’s Message

Introducing our newest HBAA member benefit:

BUILDERS HEALTH EXCHANGE Our new Builders Health Exchange site is designed exclusively for HBAA members to provide you with the information you need to help select the health coverage options that are best for you, your family and your company. Visit www. HBAA.org and select Builders Health Exchange from the “About HBAA” drop-down menu. If you need assistance logging into the site, contact Candi Stroh, HBAA Web Specialist, at 1-800-745-4222 or candistroh@hbaa.org.

It is hard to believe we are already in the second quarter of the year. February was a very busy month with the International Builders Show and the HBAA ABLE Conference. There seemed to be more exhibitors and attendees at the IBS® this year. General Stanley McCrystal was the speaker for the opening ceremonies. He gave an outstanding talk on leadership and how to adapt to various situations using leadership skills. We also attended a great concert by Pat Benatar at the Spike Party the last night. When you recruit members into our local Association, you receive spike points where you can attend the concert at IBS® at no charge! The ABLE Conference was also great. During the conference Governmental Affairs Liaison Howell Lee arranged a meeting with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and several of our local members where we discussed various issues that affect us. This is another example of how our Governmental Affairs Committee is working for our members. Many of you were involved in the 26th Annual

Building, Home, and Remodeling ShowSM. A huge thanks to Lynn and her staff for the time and effort they spent in coordinating the event. This is one of the bigger shows in North Alabama promoting the building industry and the staff and all the exhibitors make it the huge success it is each year. Thanks also to everyone who volunteered their time to work at the ShowSM. We had great attendance again this year with people waiting in line to go through before the doors even opened. Hopefully the large attendance means buyers are ready to make a move on our product and will translate into more business for us all!

An exciting event that is just around the corner is the Spring Tour of HomesSM. Our community looks forward to this each year where they can go through the homes and see what our builders have to offer. It offers great exposure to our builders. The homes will be opened April 26-27 and May 3-4 and will feature the Remodelors Idea Home being built by Bret Slaton, Slaton Custom Homes. An upcoming event sponsored by the HBAA is the Foundation Golf Classic on May 8 in Greenville at the Robert Trent Jones-Cambrian Ridge course. It is a great way to mingle with builders and associates from all over the state while giving you a day off your normal work day. The good news is you don’t have to be a golf expert to come out and have a great time! Shine up your clubs and get your swing on. Being a member of the HMCBA has so many benefits including participating in the above events. Our General Membership Meetings and other events provide members an avenue to talk with other professionals in our industry that understand the ups and downs of the business and what we are all going through. Think of the possibilities if each member just recruited one member during 2014. I don’t think that is asking too much! Not only would we double in size but we would be a strong force where our local elected officials and state representatives would listen to us and take notice. Imagine what all we could get done on both a state and local level that would better the building industry for all of us. The Governmental Affairs Committee could really see the issues they present being implemented. A definition of recruit is someone who supplies members. So let’s get out there and talk about all the benefits the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association has to offer and recruit!

Mark Rovere 2014 HMCBA President

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ADS Security Alabama Foundation Specialists (AFS) Champion WindowCompany of Huntsville Foundation & Structural Renovation Home Depot Kooz Concepts International Redstone Federal Credit Union Supercell Shelters Valley Storm Shelters Window World of Huntsville Wood Floors & More Inc

Aire Serv of Huntsville AllGas Inc Associated Masonry Products (AMP) Big Dog Mower Co Bill Poole Realty Classic Closets Four Our Sons Haley’s Carpet & Interiors Inline Lighting and Electric Supply Mosquito Terminators Pittner Services Redstone Federal Credit Union Richard’s Lighting Tate Services The Design Center at Across the Pond

Exhibitors at Work Al Bryan, AB Wildlife Denny Langston, Southern Scape LLC Greg Shaw, Southern Scape LLC Jeff Kennedy, Don Kennedy & Sons Structural Solutions Kevin Whitley, ADS Security Mark Rovere, Action Builders Monica Clark, C.T. Garvin Feed & Seed Neal Bunn, Bunn Remodeling & Construction Tommy Marr, Southern Valley Services Tony Antonios, Medallion Builders Trevor Cole, The Design Center At Across The Pond

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BJ King, River Tree Insurance Buck Barnill, Southern Exposure Information Chuck Martin, The Stonecutter’s Guild Corrinne Bennett, Corrinne Bennett Marketing Dave Merta, Profile Builders Inc Debbie Satterfield, Huntsville Utilities Emile Jones, Wilson Lumber Co Frankie Newby, PBS Gene Satterfield, All Weather Heating & Cooling Ginny Terry, Renasant Bank Hank Campbell, Huntsville Hardscapes Jim Jones, Classic Closets Jimmy Jones, AMP Joe Sutton, Regions Bank Joseph Conwell, Rahmati Law Firm Judy Fudge Kenneth Chandler, Kenneth Chandler Construction Inc Kim Neimier, Coldwell Banker First Larry Wyenandt Lauren Steele, Steve Steele Custom Homes Mark Harris, Mark Harris Homes Miriam Steele, Steve Steele Custom Homes Pat Wyenandt, Better Business Bureau Patti Holmes, Bryant Bank Rodney O’Barr, Bob Wallace Appliance Ronnie Fudge Russ Wilson, Wilson Lumber Co Scott Lang, Park Supply Company Sherry Childs, Huntsville Lumber Co Sid Pugh, Re/Max Alliance Steve Stricklin, Stricklin Custom Homes Steve West, Westmark Construction Susan Lee Suzanne Dorsett, Wilmer & Lee Tim Miller, Dean Plumbing Tim Reeves, Reeves Custom Homes TJ Meers, Meers Construction Tom Cunningham, Johnson & Associates Tom Pendleton Tony Feria, Feria Painting Verrick Green, Green Roofing & Construction Wendy Lee, Jeff Benton Homes


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Membership Renewals Member Since 1976 Atnip Design & Supply Center Inc

Tennessee Valley Authority Tennessee Valley Press Inc

Member Since 1978 City Lumber Co

Member Since 1998 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty SOUTHBank

Member Since 1979 Harrison, Gammons & Rawlinson, PC Member Since 1981 Averbuch Enterprises Member Since 1982 Dean & Son Plumbing Member Since 1983 Service Steel Inc Member Since 1984 James Carpets of Huntsville Member Since 1985 Murphy Homes Inc Member Since 1986 Steve Steele Custom Homes Inc Member Since 1987 Jenkins Brick Company Member Since 1988 Cultured Marble of Cullman Member Since 1989 Weavers Environmental Services Member Since 1990 Custom Mica Member Since 1992 Stutts Corporation Inc Member Since 1993 Marlows Home Repairs Inc Tipton Heating/Cooling Inc Member Since 1994 Adams/Ivy Millwork & Construction LLC Allgas Inc Averbuch Realty Beatty Electric Company Inc Member Since 1995 Donnelly & Associates Inc Specon Systems Inc Member Since 1996 North Alabama Heating & A/C Inc Robert F Henry Tile Company Inc Member Since 1997 R & S Construction

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Member Since 1999 ARC Design Build Inc Carl Keenum, Boral Building Products Habitat For Humanity Insurance Market North Alabama Bank Member Since 2000 PED Inc dba All Seasons One Hour Heating & Air Cond Platinum Mortgage Inc Member Since 2001 Cox Interior Inc Michael Durham, Durham Service Co Inc Rogers Group Inc Member Since 2002 Adams Homes LLC Ferguson Enterprises Inc Gobble-Fite Lumber Co Inc Hudgens Cabinets Inc Mark E Harris Homes LLC Peck Plumbing Company Inc Southeastern Business Machines Member Since 2003 Blinds and Borders LLC Feria Painting Owens Carpet & Tile Co RG & Sons Construction Inc Wolde Flooring Member Since 2004 B & C Plumbing Inc Bowman Electric Inc Dogwatch of North Alabama EnviroSafe LLC Mail Box Printing & Mailing Window World of Huntsville Member Since 2005 C & C Hardwood Flooring Dilworth Construction & Landscaping Jerry Mashburn Metro Commercial Contracting LLC Turfgrass of Tennessee LLC Member Since 2006 A & A Acoustical and Drywall AllSouth Appliance Group Inc Awesome Cutt Lawn Care & Landscaping Big Joe’s Masonry

GRC Design Group Hereford Painting Inc Home Masters LLC Huntsville Hardscapes Julie Dillon, Mark E Harris Homes LLC Maximum Comfort Heating & Air Maze Home Builders LLC Peck Glasgow Agency Inc Ricardos Painting LLC Woodworks Member Since 2007 4Site Inc Aqua Techs Associated Masonry Products (AMP) ATEC Pest Control Barry’s Blind Factory Burleson Pool Company Inc Dan Page Interior Trim C & T Landscape GEO Solutions LLC Jeannie Samz, Woodland Homes Jeff Browns Plumbing Keith Jones, Wolfe Jones Conchin Wolfe Hancock & Daniel LLC Kirklands Pest Control LLC MS Masonry Open Gate Homes LLC ReNew-it Pressure Cleaning LLC Space City Home Improvements T & S Flooring Wondercoats Painting Member Since 2008 Aquamarine Enterprises Inc Danny Atnip Realty & Construction Jason Howard Painting Inc Osborn Concrete Cutting LLC Rocket City Irrigation Suzanne Dorsett, Wilmer & Lee PA Member Since 2009 Casa Designs LLC HGG Ridge LTD dba Gross Builders HOA Resources LLC Ledfords Landscaping Inc Pearson Concrete Southern Solar Systems Turner Interior Member Since 2010 Advanced Building Products Ayers Construction Brooks Lock & Key Inc Clear Shine Maintenance Cruz Masonry Company David Wilkinson, Reed Contracting Services Inc

Dixon Electric Inc Hinkle Metals & Supply Co Inc Line-X Protective Coatings of Huntsville M and M Construction Outdoor Solutions Inc Portia Stephens Harris, Bancorp South Mortgage River Tree Insurance Services Inc TIMING LLC Titan Roofing & Construction Inc Tom Pendleton Member Since 2011 Aardvark Central Vac Aspen Homes LLC Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Champion Home Remodeling & Construction Inc Chanelle Ciaccio, Stanford Home Improvement & Remodeling Inc Invisible Fence of Huntsville National Bank of Commerce Re/Max Alliance Ridgeline Construction HSV Inc Sequatchie Concrete Service Trades by Taylor LLC Member Since 2012 ACW Electric LLC Aire Serv of Huntsville Alabama Spray Foam LLC BLT Inc Flores Construction Company Home Lift Inc Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS Inc Jess Morris Painting Nixon Cabinet Co Inc Scoggins Construction I LLC Spray Tech TNB Concrete & Construction Member Since 2013 Celebration Homes LLC Durham Design Build Gulfeagle Supply Heath Davis Construction Home Depot Live Oak Landscape Services LLC Mattress King Metal Tek Metal Roofing Supply National Building Supply Inc Patty Ledbetter, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Sanchez Painting Scott Wilson Architect LLC

December 2013 - February 2014 Renewals


New Member Sponsors

THANK YOU!

Thanks to our members that sponsored new members in December 2013 - February 2014: BJ King, River Tree Insurance Services Inc Brant T Neely, B T Neely Construction Inc Dustin Thompson, Thompson Construction Kenneth Maze, Maze Home Builders LLC Eric Frye, Wayne’s Environmental Services Jim Wright, Stoneridge Homes Inc and Tim Ryberg, Bob Wallace Appliance Jimmy Thornton III, J Smith Lanier & sponsored FOUR new members Company John B Dollison, John B Dollison Inc Sid Pugh, Re/Max Alliance and Tom Pendleton, Tom Pendleton sponsored Julie Davis, Renasant Bank THREE new members. Kim Niemeier, Coldwell Banker First Larry D Durham, Durham Service Company Russ Wilson, Wilson Lumber Company, Steve Steele, Steve Steele Custom Homes Mark Harris, Mark Harris Homes Mark E Rovere, Action Builders Inc Inc and Teletha Ledfors, Peck Glasgow Agency Inc sponsored TWO new members. Sam W Henley, Henley Supply Millwork Shayne Templet, Woodland Homes of Huntsville The members listed below sponsored ONE Todd Slyman, Providence Properties new member: Tony Antonios, Medallion Builders Abednego Sanchez, Sanchez Painting Annette Hale, Annette Hale’s Indoor Comfort Systems Bret Slaton, Slaton Custom Homes sponsored FIVE new members

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A Historic Milestone - B. J. King, Rivertree Insurance Service

Left to right: Bill Pippin, President & CEO of Huntsville Utilities; Ronnie Boles, HU Board member; John Allen, HMCBA 2013 Green Building Council Chairman; Larry Denman, Supervisor, Huntsville Utilities; and George Moore, HU Board member.

A State Legislative Resolution was presented to Huntsville Utilities at their March Board meeting. For the first time all three inspection departments in Madison County have come together to implement the State Energy Code in an effort to create a consistent energy inspection process. In addition to city and county leaders, the HMCBA would like to extend our sincere thanks to the three inspection department directors whose cooperation and dedication to this effort made this day possible, Matthew Danner, Madison County, Randy Cunningham, City of Huntsville and Jimmy Morgan, City of Madison. Great job gentlemen!!

This year’s Building Home and Remodeling ShowSM was expected to be a huge success and it was! I hope you were able to stop by over the weekend to check out the 200+ companies that showcased their latest products and services! I’d like to say thank you to all who participated in the ShowSM by either exhibiting, sponsoring, attending, and/or volunteering! So many of you stepped forward to help out and the Association really appreciates each of your contributions towards making this the quality event we have all come to anticipate over the last 26 years. I know we say it all the time, but these events would not be possible without supporters like you! With the weather changing and the sunshine staying out a little longer each day, it’s time to start heading outdoors. Our first outdoor event will be the West Family Member/Guest Bass Tournament - it will be held on April 18, 2014 at Goose Pond Colony. Launch positions will be determined by the order your registration is received, so sign up now! Also, Bob Wallace Appliance will be giving away a Traeger Grill to one lucky participant! This is always a great event and we hope to see you there. After we wrap up the West Family Bass Tournament, it will soon be time to start planning the Chandler Family Golf Tournament. Be on the lookout in your mailbox and inbox for more information on this. On behalf of the Associate Council, we appreciate your support and look forward to a great spring and summer. See you at the Bass Tournament!

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Lighting for Life

Legrand Adome Under-Cabinet System

Lighting trends are forever changing. Like jewelry- there are seasons for trends, and the ones that are timeless pieces that we will always love. Lighting is a way to show your sense of style. In the past several years the focus has been on being more efficient. We have seen those changes evolve in the bulbs we now can choose from; LED, CFLs, and Halogen as opposed to the standard incandescent light bulb we were all accustomed to. Manufacturers have also put an emphasis on lighting that is more task oriented. Are you in the market for some simple and efficient under cabinet task lighting? Maxcor is a perfect solution. This LED under cabinet light is not only economical, but is environmentally friendly and long lasting- up to 50,000 hours. That’s 10 times longer than halogen lighting. Their cool operating temperature eliminates extraneous heat on the counter tops and cabinets. Plus they provide a nice, beauty enhanced light, in a warm and natural (2700 K) color. These lights come in four different finishes: Black, Nickel, Oil-Rubbed Bronze and White. They are also easy to install, with lengths ranging from 8 to 40 inches.

Hinkley: Gatsby Collection (top left), Hinkley: Fulton Collection (right), Capital: Ellis Collection (bottom left)

If that pile of devices and chargers on your kitchen cabinet makes you want to scream, take a look at Legrand Adorne’s under cabinet lighting system. This multi-purpose system allows you to have every outlet out of site, so that backsplash you wanted as a focal point can be just that. The Legrand Adorne Under-Cabinet Lighting System brings an array of modular components that swap out so easily, you’ll want to reconfigure whenever the mood strikes. From speakers and smart phone docks to lighting and outlets, there’s a world of possibilities to choose from with these high-tech, highly convenient building blocks. Fixtures this year are as unique as ever. The nostalgic lamp and fixtures in the retro industrial style are very in. Clear or mercury glass fixtures that expose the light bulb are very trendy with more choices in light bulb shape and filament. Lighting fixture finishes glimmer brightly in polished nickel and chrome and become more refined and understated in a softened brushed elegant return to brass. Industrial steel and galvanized metal add a different interest. Sparkling brilliance in crystal stands out in new more modern styling. Many of the new fixtures are incorporating geometric designs and patterns, such as spheres, cubes, and quatrefoils. Questions about this article or the products mentioned? Please come see us at Inline Lighting!

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New Members Welcome our new members that joined between December, 2013 and February, 2014. 1st Turf Elite LLC Brant Neely Jr (Associate) Landscaping/Shrubs/Lawn/Trees (256) 721-8771

Eager Beavers Tree Service Ken Scroggin (Associate) Tree Care & Removal (256) 772-8009

Legacy Homes of Alabama Inc Angie Wilson (Builder) Builder - Single Family - Spec/Tract (256) 319-0577

S/N Electric Inc Nate Farmer (Associate) Electrical Contractor (256) 652-1237

A G D Insurance LLC Terry Dumer (Associate) Insurance (256) 382-1390

Excellent Performance Plastering Maria Rico (Associate) Plastering/Stucco (256) 466-1918

Lowe’s of North Huntsville Sam Weissel (Associate) Home Improvement Store (256) 859-0735

Starkey Mortgage Chad Cantrell (Associate) Mortgage Banker (256) 533-2362

Mark E Harris Homes LLC Lindsey Todd (Affiliate) Builder - Single Family - Custom (256) 851-7999

Stoneridge Homes Inc Cathy Carothers (Affiliate) Builder - Single Family - Custom (256) 852-0010

Park Supply Co Inc Scott Lang (Affiliate) Plumbing Supplies & Fixtures (256) 755-2585

Tres Amigos Leonardo Escobar Granados (Associate) Drywall Contractor (256) 665-5554

Acopia Home Loans Carmon Gallimore (Associate) Mortgage Banker (256) 325-4577 Advanced Green Construction Brian Nichols (Builder) General Contractor (256) 542-0004 Annette Hale’s Indoor Comfort Systems Greg Dubroca (Affiliate) A/C, Heating (256) 885-0430 Bob Wallace Appliance Michael Adams (Affiliate) Appliances/Appliance Repair Svc (256) 533-2121 Bob Wallace Appliance Chris Haygood (Affiliate) Appliances/Appliance Repair Svc (256) 533-2121

Fidelity Bank Betty Kitchens (Associate) Banks (256) 797-4914 Gothart Homes & Renovations Chris Gothart (Builder) Remodeling/Restoration Contractor (256) 508-2581 Green Roofing & Construction Verrick Green (Builder) Builder - Single Family - Custom (256) 489-0001 Hall Marble Co Kenneth Hall (Associate) Cultured Marble (256) 534-0275

Paseur & Associates Architecture LLC Andrea Paseur (Associate) Architects (256) 694-1170 Re/Max Alliance Tracy Hitt (Affiliate) Real Estate (256) 509-4284

Twickenham Homes Inc Sean Cagle (Builder) Builder - Single Family - Spec/Tract (256) 508-7029 V & A Plastering LLC Veronica Rico (Associate) Concrete Products (256) 585-1699 Vet’s Construction Paul Anderson (Associate) Decks & Patios (256) 648-0660

Click’s Construction LLC Joel Click (Associate) Construction (256) 426-0645

Re/Max Alliance Heimsness Construction Co Inc Terri Rotenberger (Affiliate) Bill Heimsness (Associate) Real Estate Carpentry (256) 457-4285 (256) 604-0638 Re/Max Alliance Henley Supply Millwork Adam Stults (Affiliate) Scott Cantrell (Affiliate) Real Estate Windows/Doors (256) 665-0948 (256) 508-1183 Re/Max Alliance J & S Diaz Inc Jessica Bingham (Affiliate) Jesus Diaz (Associate) Real Estate Framing Contractor (256) 533-7653 (256) 755-7494 Re/Max Alliance JC’s Painting Jan Camp (Affiliate) Kevin Collette (Associate) Real Estate Painting Contractor (256) 797-0620 (256) 347-5593 Re/Max Alliance Jeff Benton Homes Zack Bingham (Affiliate) Ben Brocato (Affiliate) Real Estate Builder - Single Family - Spec/Tract (256) 533-7653

Deep South Trim LLC Alec Carter (Associate) Trim/Stair Contractor (256) 520-0305

Jeff Benton Homes John Johnson (Affiliate) Builder - Single Family - Spec/Tract (256) 337-0680

Reliance Bank Kelly Register (Affiliate) Mortgage Banker (256) 656-1570

Woodland Homes John Steger (Affiliate) Builder - Single Family - Custom (256) 830-9000

Dewayne Smith Construction Zachary Smith (Affiliate) General Contractor (256) 572-3925

Jimmy Bryan Homes Sam Bryan (Builder) Builder - Single Family - Custom (256) 232-2715

Richard A Bateson Rick Bateson (Builder) Builder - Single Family - Custom (256) 278-1452

Yellowhammer Roofing Inc Will Jones (Associate) Roofing Contractor (256) 232-1933

Dewayne Smith Construction Dewayne Smith (Builder) General Contractor (256) 728-7376

Joe Zuniga dba J & D Painting Deborah Zuniga (Associate) Paint (256) 213-6484

River Tree Insurance Svcs Inc David Hargrave (Affiliate) Insurance (256) 715-0477

Drywall Commander Eli Lopez (Associate) Painting Contractor (256) 348-3469

Legacy Homes of Alabama Inc Steve Stinson (Affiliate) Builder - Single Family - Spec/Tract (256) 319-0577

Rocket City Renovation Kreig Williams (Associate) Vinyl/Siding Installation (256) 694-3747

Bob Wallace Appliance Rodney O’Barr (Affiliate) Appliances/Appliance Repair Svc (256) 533-2121 Bob Wallace Appliance Nate Mayfield (Affiliate) Appliances/Appliance Repair Svc (256) 533-2121 C D Enterprises Dicky Renfroe (Associate) Tile Contractor (256) 503-0621

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Wayne’s Environmental Svcs Leigh Jones (Affiliate) Termite Protection/Pest Control (256) 461-7863 Wilson Lumber Company Joshua Fowler (Affiliate) Building Materials (256) 852-1632 Wilson Lumber Company Ryan Clark (Affiliate) Building Materials (256) 852-7411 Wilson Lumber Company Vickie Yocum (Affiliate) Building Materials (256) 852-7411


- Al Juarez, New Life Homes

- Sid Pugh, Re/Max Alliance

Affiliate Membership Fee Reduced!

With a total of 49 new members already, our year of recruiting and retention is off to a great start! We have a hefty goal this year and we have a long way to go. We need the help of every member to achieve this goal and working together, I know we can do it. We especially need each of you to encourage your employees to join the HMCBA as an Affiliate member. To encourage more involvement, the Affiliate membership fee has been reduced from $89.00 to only $25.00. At that price, your employees can’t afford to miss out on getting connecting with their industry colleagues!

New Benefits from the HBAA!

As a HMCBA member, are you aware of the many benefits you receive through Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA)? Remember - when you joined your local Association, you were automatically enrolled as a member of HBAA and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) - that’s three memberships in one. Are you taking advantage of the Builders Health Exchange, the Alabama Homebuilders

Workmans Compensation Insurance Program, Builders Risk Insurance, or the Member Rebate Program? For more information on these outstanding beneifits and how they can put money back in your pocket, please visit www.hbaa.org.

4th Quarter Membership Awards

As part of the 2013 fourth quarter membership promotion, Diane Rovere and Kim Norwood were entered into a drawing for a $250 gift card to Home Depot or a $250 gift card to Lowes. These two members received their prizes at the January Installation of Officers Dinner.

Remember, DO BUSINESS WITH A MEMBER!

Our members take their pledge to “do business with a member” seriously and membership means more opportunity, more collaboration and more referrals. I’m looking forward to an oustanding 2014. If you have any questions or need additional information about the benefits of membership, please do not hesitate to contact me personally at (256) 337-7653 or Lori Worcester, Membership Services Coordinator, at (256) 536-2602.

Verizon Presents Construction Industry Applications & Software The Remodelers Committee’s first “Lunch and Learn” will be an overview and “hands on” presentation by Verizon on their construction industry applications and software. With good reviews from other Builders Associations, this program will include critical path method scheduling and logistics, estimating, and many other tools for the Builder/ Remodeler. All the applications and software were developed with time saving techniques and aids for our busy members. This event will be scheduled for May, so watch for a date and time to be announced.

Educating Consumers at the Home Show Committee members manned a booth at the recent Building, Home and Remodeling ShowSM where “How to Choose a Remodeler” brochures which contained a list of contact information for our Remodeler’s Committee members, were distributed to consumers. A big thank you goes out to the committee members who

The NEW Sales and Marketing Council has exciting news for YOU!

- Wendy Lee, Re/Max Distinctive - Rhonda Pugh, Pugh Group-New Homes Division

Whether you are a Builder, Realtor, Subcontractor or Vendor – our 2014 Calendar of Events has education and networking opportunities for you!

UPCOMING EVENTS: CONNECT 2014 APRIL 10 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 PM ATTENTION BUILDERS, REMODELORS AND DEVELOPERS

People do business with people they know and trust … Meet and Network with Realtors that can bring you business Reserve your booth TODAY!

manned the booth and answered consumer questions.

New Promotional Materials Soon

The committee is actively developing a membership package containing promotional material for our Remodelers Committee members. Hopefully this material will be available by the end of the second quarter of 2014.

New HBAA Remodeler’s Contract

At the HBAA Winter Board meeting in February, a new small job contract was unveiled. It and other contract documents are available on line at the HBAA website. This contract is for jobs less than $10,000.00 and is only a single page. The available contracts for members are worth more than the cost of a year’s dues, just one document! If you are a remodeler and you are not a member of the Remodelers Committee, it is costing you money. Join us and become an active member of the Remodelers Committee and start reaping the benefits of membership.

ATTENTION REALTORS

Make your reservations TODAY! CONNECT 2014 – a networking opportunity to get to know your local Builders, Remodelers and Developers

Lunch and Learn - HOW TO INCREASE SALES THROUGH THE SPRING TOUR OF HOMESSM April 14 ~ 11:30 – 1:00 Panel of Professionals share tips to help YOU (Builders, Realtors, Subcontractors and Vendors) use the Spring TourSM and Parade of HomesTM as a dollar productive marketing event – for YOU and YOUR COMPANY!

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Jim Wright of Stoneridge Homes Inc. and Kim Russell of Bancorp South on the recent wedding. Kayla Barnhill (daughter of Buck Barnhill, Southern Exposure Information Inc.) and Trevor Miller on their recent wedding.

Nancy Siniard with Totalcom Marketing.

The family of F. L. Clark. Mr. Clark was a long time member of the Association and the Board of Directors until his retirement. James Campbell (City of Huntsville Inspector) and his family on the loss of his daughter, Kristie Lea Campbell. The Family of Gene Garrett. Mr. Garrett was a long time member of the Association.

Melanie Brooks with ES Brooks Real Estate Appraisers. She won an iPad Mini for helping with Membership Retention Calling. Diane Rovere of Advocare Independent Distributor and Kim Norwood of Bancorp South won a $250 gift card each to either Home Depot or Lowe’s for renewing their membership dues on or before their renewal date, one of the membership competition contests.

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Another

“HMCBA Benefit”

Renasant Bank would like to welcome Ginny Terry as their mortgage loan officer. She can be reached at (256) 382-2829 or email gbterry@renasant.com. Medallion Builders, Inc has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013. 8

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Using one of their HMCBA benefits, the Home Depot “Women In Leadership” group took advantage of one of HMCBA’s lovely conference rooms to hold a training meeting at the Association office, away from the phones and interruptions of Home Depot.

Home Depot “Women In Leadership” Group


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The Alabama Home Builders Self Insurers Fund provides workers’ comp coverage to qualifying HBAA members, with competitive rates, payment plan options, and loss control experts to help you maintain a safe jobsite. And with the Fund website, it’s easy to find a broker in your area, make payments online, download the forms you need, and more.

Trust the workers’ comp fund custom-built for our members, by our members. Alabama Home Builders Self Insurers Fund www.AHBFund.com / 1-800-745-3863

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Scott Cantrell Contract Sales 256-508-1183

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www.henleysupply.com

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Calendar

To check the status of any event or meeting, go to the Association’s website: www.buildersassn.org and click on the Event Calendar. You will find a current listing of all Association events. If you have any questions, contact Loretta Albanese (loretta@buildersassn.org) at (256) 5362602. She will be glad to help.

April Apr 3 Apr 7 Apr 12 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 17 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 24 Apr 26-27 Apr 29 Apr 29

Sales & Marketing Leadership Cmte, 9:30 AM Associate Council, Noon AREA Awards Banquet, Montogomery, AL Sales & Marketing Council Lunch & Learn Seminar, 11:30 AM Remodelors Cmte Steering Cmte, Noon QCI Stormwater Training Continuing Education Course, Noon QCI Stormwater Training Certification Course, 8:00 AM Remodelors Cmte Lunch & Learn,11:30 AM General Membership Meeting, Mix & Mingle, 5:00 PM The West Family Bass Tournament, Goose Pond Marina Members Orientation, Noon Green Building Council, 1:30 PM Governmental Affairs Cmte, 3:00 PM Spring Tour of HomesSM Retention Calling, 11:30 AM Membership Cmte, Noon

May May 1 May 3-4 May 5

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Sales & Marketing Leadership Cmte, 9:30 AM Spring Tour of HomesSM Associate Council Cmte, Noon

General Membership Meetings Events Membership Committee Meetings Orientation Sales & Marketing Council Meetings Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings Associate Council Meetings Green Build Council Meetings Remodelors Committee Meetings

May 14 May 15 May 20 May 26 May 27 May 27 May 29 May 29

Lead Paint Renovator Certification Continuing Education Course, 8:00 AM General Membership Meeting, Inline Lighting, 5:00 PM Remodelors Cmte Steering Cmte, Noon Memorial Day (Office Closed) Retention Calling, 11:30 AM Membership Cmte, Noon Green Building Council, 1:30 PM Governmental Affairs Cmte, 3:00 PM

June Jun 2 Jun 5 Jun 9 Jun 14 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jun 26

Associate Council Cmte, Noon Sales & Marketing Leadership Cmte, 9:30 AM Sales & Marketing Council Lunch & Learn Seminar, 11:30 AM General Membership Meeting, Scholarship Presentations, Huntsville Area Association of Realtors, 5:00 PM Remodelors Cmte Steering Cmte, Noon Retention Calling, 11:30 AM Membership Cmte, Noon Green Building Council, 1:30 PM Governmental Affairs Cmte, 3:00 PM

July Jul 4 Jul 7 Jul 10 Jul 17-19 Jul 29 Jul 31 Jul 31

Independence Day (Office Closed) Associate Council, Noon Sales & Marketing Leadership Cmte, 9:30 AM HBAA Summer Board Meeting,San Destin, FL Remodelors Cmte Steering Cmte, Noon Retention Calling, 11:30 AM Membership Cmte, Noon

NAHB Benefit in Action

featuring the

2014 Remodelors Idea Home Remodeled by Bret Slaton of Slaton Custom Homes

April 26 - 27 & May 3 - 4 Located at 201 Homewood Avenue, this remodeled home will be open to the public during the HMCBA Spring Tour of HomesSM

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Members will earn $0.015 for EVERY gallon purchased!

• No setup or monthly fees! • No gallon limits on rebates, every gallon counts! • Driver ID & Odometer required for security • Online purchase controls & alerts to help prevent unauthorized purchases • No member too big or too small to participate

To enroll and learn more about this member program, visit associatedpetroleum.com/nahb OR Call 1-800-929-5243, Option 6 & mention NAHB


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Housing Statistics

Single Family Home Permits 2014 vs 2012 December 2013

Area

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

# of Permits 43 26 8 77

Single Family Home Permits Year To Date - 2013 vs 2012 December 2012

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 2,082 $ 4,893 $ 3,618 $ 10,593

# of Permits 52 29 16 97

January 2014

Area

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

# of Permits 59 32 22 113

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

# of Permits 50 27 29 106

# of Permits 74 36 35 145

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 3,265 $ 6,565 $ 14,630 $ 24,460

# of Permits 63 41 15 123

# of Permits

109 59 51 219

Area

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 3,498 $ 7,453 $ 5,707 $ 16,658

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands

$ $ $ $

5,369 11,033 20,808 37,210

Year To Date 2013

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

February 2013

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 2,560 $ 5,124 $ 11,773 $ 19,457

Year To Date 2014

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

January 2013

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 2,808 $ 5,908 $ 9,034 $ 17,750 February 2014

Area

Area

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 2,310 $ 5,282 $ 6,527 $ 14,119

# of Permits

141 77 50 268

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands

$ $ $ $

6,763 20,338 14,018 41,119

Single Family Home Permits Year-to-Date 2013 vs Year-to-Date 2014 500 450 400 350 300

2013

250

2014

200 150 100 50 0

Huntsville

Madison County

Remodeling Permits Above $20,000 2013 vs 2012

Area

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total Area Huntsville Madison County Madison Total Area Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

December 2013 # of Permits 18 26 5 49

December 2012 # of Permits 21 18 8 47

January 2014 # of Permits 31 22 13 76

January 2013 # of Permits 32 20 12 64

February 2014 # of Permits 13 24 11 48

February 2013 # of Permits 19 25 12 56

Madison

Area

Commercial Building Permits 2013 vs 2012

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total Area Huntsville Madison County Madison Total Area Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

December 2013 # of Permits 30 9 1 40

December 2012 # of Permits 22 3 9 34

January 2014 # of Permits 25 6 15 46

January 2013 # of Permits 44 4 3 51

February 2014 # of Permits 20 5 7 32

February 2013 # of Permits 28 6 8 42

Permit Information is provided by Southern Exposure Information Inc., a construction leads and building market reporting company. For subscription information, please contact (256) 658-9297. 8

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Regulatory Affairs Update

Major HBAA Political Victory Sets Up Spring & Summer Housing Boom

5. Final implementation of the Alabama Energy Code; 6. Septic system issues in Madison County; The Home Builders Association of Alabama is 7. Reappointments to Huntsville Utilities Boards; and celebrating a major victory with the passage 8. Appointments to the City of Madison of the Alabama Home Buyer Initiative, Construction Appeals Board. signed into law by Governor Robert Bentley. The passage of this legislation, which was These and other issues are being monitored sponsored by Rep. Mike Hill and Sen. Cam and addressed by the GAC. Ward, is due in large part to the continual efforts of the HBAA, and we are proud to 2014 Local and Statewide have developed a program that is projected to help approximately 2,000 Alabama families Elections This fall will bring local elections as well get into new homes this spring and summer. for City Council races in Huntsville. The Visit www.AHFA.com or call 1-800-325-2432 GAC will interview and endorse in the City for more information. Council races sometime in mid-July with City elections being held in August. We Current Issues Being are fortunate to have some very qualified Addressed by the candidates in all the races that will need endorsement. Governmental Affairs

Committee

Your Governmental Affairs Committee has been following the below listed issues during the first quarter of 2014: 1. 2014 local and state elections; 2. Home Owners Association (HOA) bill in Montgomery; 3. ADEM regulations and cost; 4. Potential FEMA flood insurance payment increases;

The HMCBA will be successful in this election cycle if you commit to the above two premises.

We will keep you informed as to the Board’s endorsement of candidates and ask that

create 2,000 new advanced manufacturing jobs for the greater Madison County area.

I wanted to take a moment to thank each of you and your staff for the assistance for the numerous economic development packages that we have been working on over the last several months. As you are aware, Madison County has been selected by the Intergraph Corporation to be home to their new corporate headquarters in Madison. General Electric has chosen to expand their South Parkway plant and add 40 new jobs. Boeing has recently announced 400 new jobs and has also designated HuntsvilleMadison County as their center of excellence for research and development. Toyota announced they will be hiring an additional 125 workers along with the completion of an $80 million expansion to their North Huntsville plant. Equally exciting was the announcement that Remington Firearms is expanding their 198 year old company to Madison County in West Huntsville and will

These excellent companies are making commitments that will greatly impact our community for generations to come. With that being said, I want each of you to know that without the unwavering support of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, our entire Legislative Delegation, Mayor Tommy Battle, the Huntsville City Council, Mayor Troy Trulock, the Madison City Council, the Madison County Commission and our Chamber of Commerce, these projects would never have occurred.

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Our election success depends, in great part, on two premises: 1. Our efforts to “get out the vote” in all the 2014 elections; and 2. The ability of the Association to financially support pro-business, probuilding candidates. Your participation in ABPAC (Alabama Builders Political Action Committee) which is our vehicle for helping the endorsed candidates financially is imperative! Your contribution and vote goes a long way toward our success.

Your Governmental Affairs Committee and staff work daily on your behalf to STOP bad legislation, over regulation and all the other I would like to thank the following GAC obstacles you face in your daily business. members who have volunteered to interview Your membership cost is recouped many, candidates running in local election primaries: many times over each and every year. This John Allen, Tony Antonios, Larry Durham, Association saves you $1,000.00’s of dollars John Gann, Roy Johnson, Kenneth Maze, every year by being vigilant in opposing bad TJ Meers, Hunter Pearson, Sid Pugh, Mark legislation and regulations that would injure Rovere and Bret Slaton. your ability to prosper.

Dear Members of the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association,

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you and your employees support and vote for these pro-business, pro-building industry candidates.

Remember your HMCBA has your back each and every day!!!

of Huntsville and the State of Alabama has secured an additional $250 million for road projects. $297 million has been made available through base realignment and closure education bonds for Madison County’s three public school systems for new schools and renovation. Together we continue to navigate the ever changing business climate in our country. I am thankful for everyone’s hard work to bring new jobs and companies to our area. I truly feel that Madison County’s best days are still ahead.

In the last sixteen months, this team has secured $85 million in the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program ($30 million more than any other county in Alabama) for improvements to our roads and infrastructure. Another partnership between the City

Sincerely,

Dale W. Strong Chairman Madison County Commission


Associate Spotlight

Bill Poole Realty was established in

1973 and is the oldest commercial real estate brokerage in Huntsville. The company has had many sales and leases in the last 41 years. One of the most recent was the Councill Court property. The company has sold tracts of land ranging from .2 acres to a 1,600 acre farm. The founder, Bill Poole, is an Auburn University electrical engineering graduate.

The people at Bill Poole Realty understand commercial property and land and look at the logic for each property and not the emotion. Besides the market of the property, they understand the attendant factors of the property such as zoning, traffic, topography, growth direction, access and utilities. The company philosophy is a simple one, “TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.” 100 Church Street, Suite 525 Big Spring Summitt Huntsville, Alabama 35801 Office: (256) 533-0990 www.billpoolerealty.net

Contractors - Builders - Designers Bring Your Customers to Our 8000 sq ft Showroom. We Offer:

We Are:

.The Most Current Products . Here to Stay .Knowledgeable Consultants . Fast & Accurate .Plumbing Technical Advice . Knowledgeable .Interactive Product Displays . Friendly

We Have the Largest In-Stock Inventory & Our Advanced Internal Systems Allows Us To Be Extremely Fast & Accurate!

“Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary!” Jimbo Saunders Rusty Dinwiddie Mark Stephens Owners

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4736 Commercial Dr. 256.837.4036

“Trust You Deserve & Service You Expect.” We offer HMCBA Member Discounts! General Liability Worker’s Comp. Commercial Auto Personal Home & Auto Life

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RE/MAX Success Celebration

Hit the Nail on the Head Winner!

At the recent Building, Home & Remodeling ShowSM, the Association challenged consumers to guess the number of 16d nails in a jar to win $1,000 toward a remodeling project with a ShowSM Exhibitor. Mr. James Saunders of Huntsville guessed 596 nails, hitting the # of nails “on the head!”

At the recent RE/MAX Success Celebration for Alabama, the Pugh Group of RE/MAX Alliance received an award for being #1 Team in Alabama for producing the most transactions in 2013 and was ranked the # 3 Team in the state. Congratulations to this hard working group of Realtors!

Remodelers Committee Bike Raffle Winners

Jim Wright of Stoneridge Homes Inc is Proud to introduce the

Congratulations to B. Rye (left) and N. Wiggins (right) - as part of the Remodeler’s Committee raffle, they won these awesome Regions bikes by purchasing tickets at the Building Home & Remodeling ShowSM.

Located in The Meadows at Hampton Cove subdivision in the Hampton Cove/Big Cove area, the 2014 Showcase Homes will be open to the public during the HMCBA Parade of Homes™. If you are interested in assisting in this exciting project, feel free to contact Jim Wright at (256) 852-0010.

October 11-12 & 18-19 Is your Parade of Homes™ entry under construction? Sponsorship & registration information will be available soon. Contact Theresa Kennedy at (256) 536-2602 or theresa@ buildersassn.org. 8

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2014 Member Orientations

2014 Showcase Home

Are you new to HMCBA? Have you been a member for a while and need a refresher course? If you answered yes to either question, please join us for one of the following 2014 Member Orientations – for your convenience, we have four {4} orientations available! You’ll have an in depth overview of your HMCBA membership and the benefits/discounts you may not be taking advantage of!

• April 23 at 12 noon • July 23 at 3 pm • October 22 at 12 noon {Food/drinks will be provided.} Contact Lori Worcester at (256) 536-2602 or lori@buildersassn.org for more information.

We hope to see you there!


Our Belgard Paver “Contractor Highlight”

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

Paver & Wall Projects by: Halcomb Landscape Contractors & Designers

We would like to see your Belgard paver projects too. Contact Hank Campbell at Huntsville Hardscapes. Bring your customers by to discuss your next outdoor project.

Walk through our patios, walkways, porches, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, water features and more. And when you’re finished wrap up your meeting in our complimentary conference room. We’re making it easy for you to have a hands-on experience .

Dream...Design...Install.

1463 Slaughter Rd. (256) 382-1470 huntsvillehardscapes.com

HMCBA Members Receive Discounts!

Interlocking concrete pavers are beautiful, permanent and have the following advantages over other surfaces: • Provides a beautiful, old world feel

• Increases home value up to 15%

• Will not crack like poured concrete • Very low maintenance • Never needs resurfacing like asphalt


Cornerstone

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