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1971- Wilson Lumber opens the pre-hung door facility. 1981- First computerized system came on board. 1990- Window assembly plant opened. 1999- The 57,000 sq. ft. Millwork Assembly Plant built. 2010- Addition of 8-0 wood, metal and fiberglass doors . 2011- New vinyl window line added, over 1000 stocked. 2012- Added 3 point locking option, patio & double metal doors.

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Cornerstone |Voice HMCBA Staff

Executive Director: Lynn Kilgore, CAE, BIAE Administrative Assistant: Loretta Albanese Financial Coordinator: Becki Baker Assistant Financial Coordinator: Ginger Slaton Events Coordinator: Theresa Kennedy Membership Services Coordinator: Lori Jones-Worcester Governmental Affairs Liaison: Howell Lee Pubs/Communications Coordinator: Sherdian Stanford 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.

January, February, March 2014

2014 Leadership


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



Bikes & BBQ Hightlights


Foundation Chili Cook Off & Silent Auction


President’s Message


Scholarship Applications Available

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Membership Renewals


HBAA Winter Convention Awards




Tradeshow Booth 101


Remodelors Council Update


Membership Committee Update


Sales & Marketing Council Update


New Members

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Office Decorating during 14 the Holiday Season Small Spaces Big Returns 15 Associate Council Update 16 Christmas Open House


Housing Statistics


Calendar of Events


Volunteers Needed! We Want YOU!


Regulatory Affairs


2014 General Membership Meeting Dates


Upcoming Events 22 • Building Homes & Remodeling ShowSM • 2014 Remodelors Idea Home • Spring Tour of HomesSM • Member Orientations • International Builders ShowTM (IBSTM)



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Wet Your Whistle Sponsors Barbra Hubler, Averbuch Realty Scott Averbuch, Averbuch Realty Dude Sponsors Durham Service Co Jerry Damson Honda Park Supply PBS Services Richards Lighting Westmark Construction


Bikes & BBQ Cook-Off

BBQ Teams Moontimes BBQ Ken McDaniel Homes Durham Service Co Hawg Dawgs Garber Construction Smoking Butts R Us Remodelers Council Bob Wallace Appliance Grillbillies Wilson Lumber Co

B&C Waterboys B&C Irrigation Systems Tusk & Tigers Bob Wallace Appliance Whistle Blowers Breland Homes Crimson Red Kicking Chili-Best Chili First Federal Mortgage Tailgater’s Chili HMCBA Associate Council First Down Chili HMCB Foundation Remodeler’s Council Chili-People’s Choice HMCBA Remodeler’s Council SEC Chili-Best Booth Slaton Custom Homes Hurry Up, No Huddle Chili Wilson Lumber



Action Builder Inc Building Applications LLC City Lumber Company Estelle Phillips, Coldwell Banker First Home Builders Association of Alabama Home Choice Windows & Doors Huntsville Hardscapes Inline Lighting Kenneth Chandler Construction Inc Kim Niemeier, Coldwell Banker First Lowes - North Parkway Mike Nivens, Garrett & Associates Portia Harris, BancorpSouth Mortgage Redstone Federal Credit Union Richards Lighting Shaffer Security Company Slaton Custom Homes Inc The Design Center at Across the Pond Wilson Lumber Company

Chili Cook-Off Sponsors

AllSouth Tailgate Team AllSouth Appliance Group

Silent Auction Donors

Chili Cook-Off Teams

Foundation Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction

Gold Level James Hill Acoustical Inc ServisFirst Bank Silver Level Action Builders, Inc. Haley’s Flooring & Interiors Harrison, Gammons & Rawlinson PC Medallion Builders McCrary Supply Corp Bronze Level Alfa Insurance American Insulation & Energy Services Classic Homes Inc Durham Service Company First Federal Mortgage Five Star Drywall Painting & Metal Framing Madison Paint & Decorating Center Sherry Childs, Huntsville Lumber Company SOUTHBank Stricklin Custom Homes, Inc Valley Overhead Door Wolfe Jones Wolfe Hancock & Daniel LLC

Scholarship Applications Now Available Online

The Huntsville/Madison County Builders Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from any person who is pursuing an education in a building industry related field. Applications - Interested persons can receive an application in any of the following ways: • Contact the HMCBA Office at (256) 536-2602 for an application to be faxed or mailed; OR • Go to, click on Foundation, click on Scholarships & Applications; OR • Stop by the Association office at 2804 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama, 35805.


President’s Message

I would like to offer a huge thanks to the staff of the HMCBA. As I am now working more closely with all of you, I realize what a wellorganized and well-run organization we have. Hats off to all of you for being such a top notch team of professionals!

Thanks to our outgoing President, Bret Slaton, for serving a two-year term. Our Association received some incredible recognition at the State Board meetings under your leadership. Great job! Thanks also to the Nominating Committee and the Board for providing me this awesome opportunity to serve in 2014 as the President of the HMCBA. I appreciate the confidence you have placed in me and realize I have some huge shoes to fill! I recently attended a Christmas Party at the new home of one of our pre-sale customers. As I was taking with our customer, I mentioned I am the incoming president of the HMCBA. He responded that he didn’t know the home builders did anything. His comment made me realize how little the general public knows about the great things the HMCBA does for its

members and our community. It gave me an opportunity to give my “elevator talk” about the benefits of being a member of the HMCBA. I encourage each of you to develop your own “elevator talk” as you never know when you will have the opportunity to share with someone during simple conversation. The building industry is our livelihood and most all of us are affected with what goes on with it.

The Governmental Affairs committee plays a huge role in the building industry. They stay informed and up-to-date at both a local and state level and know what issues are being discussed and considered, what potential changes to building codes and energy codes are upcoming, what issues are being discussed in the legislature that would affect the housing industry and our bottom-line. The money raised by some of the fundraisers during the year by our Association also goes to ABPAC for their lobbying efforts that help each of us and our individual businesses. Howell Lee also does an amazing job with our Association’s Governmental Affairs committee. Talk with Howell for more information on what this committee does for you and your business on an on-going basis and for information to attend and get involved at the monthly Governmental Affairs Committee meetings. Don’t forget the upcoming Building, Home, and Remodeling ShowSM scheduled for March 7-9. It is a great way for our members to showcase their businesses and what they have to offer. There are still some booths available – just contact Theresa at the HMCBA for information ( Keep in mind that the HMCBA is YOUR organization and its existence is based on its members and their commitment to keeping it active. Let’s get the word out about our great organization. Look for opportunities to recruit and make sure you know the benefits of joining so you can tell them. When they see how passionate you are about the HMCBA, they will want to join and be a part of it also. If you don’t know what the Association is doing, get more involved! Contact Lori (lori@ and she will help you find your place in the Association. We are always looking for volunteers! I am excited about continuing to move our Association forward in 2014. I look forward to working with each of you and hearing your ideas on how we can make our Association even better than it already is. Please feel free to call me at any time. Get prepared for an awesome year!

Mark Rovere 2014 HMCBA President 8


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Park Supply offers several advantages over our competition, starting with our showroom. We understand if consumers can touch and see the plumbing products prior to installation, they will make better decisions, which is a win-win for our builders and contractors. Our staff offers their experience and product knowledge from the front to the back. We have decades of experience in the plumbing industry and strive to treat our customers like we would like to be treated. So bring your customers by and let us help you wow them! We’re located at 4736 Commercial Drive, or call 256.837.4036.

John Swearengen with Valley Waterproofing & Foundation Solutions has expanded and now offers a new division Concrete Pumping. “Our new divsion and the additional equipment we have recentley added allows us to be more competitive and offer all foundation services under one roof.” Johh Swearengen. Contact us at 256.558.4638 for your next job.

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Henley Supply Millwork is pleased to announce they were awarded Window & Door’s 2013 Dealer of the year. This award is designed to highlight professionalism in the residential window and door industry. The award is focused in the areas of marketing, innovative thinking, customer service, retail strategy and community service. Remember to call us on your next project at Henley Supply Millwork, toll free 800.251.8505.

Hank Campbell with Huntsville Hardscapes would like to invite “Contractors & Designers” to bring their customers by to discuss your next outdoor project. We provide patios, walkways, porches, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, water features and more. We even have a complimentary conference room to wrap up your meeting. We’re making it easy for you to have a hands-on experience. If you haven’t been by recently come by and see our new features. Don’t forget we offer HMCBA member discounts. Call 256.382.1470 or drop by at 1463 Slaughter Road.

Do the math. Spend $100 and reach 1000 businesses at a cost of 10 cents each! Now that’s cost efficient!

Contact: or call 931.993.7840 Cornerstone is the official publication for the H/MCBA and is mailed quarterly to over 1000 members with 300 copies available at the H/MCBA office.


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Membership Renewals Member Since 1973 John B Dollison Inc

Member Since 1995 Mike Kennedy Construction Inc

Member Since 1975 Bonner Development

Member Since 1996 Adams Construction Durham Service Co Inc

Member Since 1976 Harrison Gammons & Rawlinson PC Huntsville Lumber Company Redstone Federal Credit Union Member Since 1977 McCrary Supply Corp Member Since 1978 Huntsville Decorating Center Member Since 1982 Regions Mortgage Sherwin Williams Member Since 1983 Sharp Communication Member Since 1985 Oxford Properties Inc Member Since 1986 Robert Childs LLC Member Since 1988 Classic Landscapes Inc dba The Greenery Horton Masonry Rudolph Construction Services Inc Tim Fogg Custom Painting Member Since 1989 Corrinne Bennett Marketing Custom Cabinets & Countertops Member Since 1990 B T Neely Construction Inc Member Since 1991 David P Michael Inc Buchanan Electric Inc Fred Greens Construction Member Since 1992 Darwins Plumbing Co Inc Craftsmen Homebuilders Inc G & J Contractor Systems Technology Co of Alabama Member Since 1993 Artistic Rug Design V Q Black Construction Company Inc Worthington Federal Bank Member Since 1994 Madison Plumbing Service PNC Bank 8


Member Since 1997 Ambroz Masonry Morell’s Construction Verble Construction Co Inc Member Since 1998 Bubba’s Catering Marvin Windows by Dale Inc Reed Homes Inc Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Member Since 1999 Alabama Media Group David Smith Contract Services Inc TriGreen Equipment Company Member Since 2000 Decorative Concrete Inc Devier Built Fine Homes New Market Iron Works Inc Rock-it City Granite Siano Appliance Sales & Service Member Since 2001 Creative Containments Inc Preston Builders Inc Sentry Construction LLC Stapler Construction Inc Wilson Lumber Company Member Since 2002 Action Builders Inc All Comfort Heating & Cooling Inc SERVPRO of Central Huntsville Itz Done Stilwell Construction Alabama Landscape Curbin Vinyl Systems Inc Shawn Fairburn, Hunter Communities Inc (DBA Hunter Homes) (Affiliate) Yell’s Hardwood Floors Member Since 2003 Champion Window Company of Huntsville LLC J H Wright & Associates Jim Wright, Alabama Heritage Homes Inc (Affiliate) Jimmy D & Associates Inc Custom Framing RJ Whisenant LLC Shirley Brooks, Re/Max Alliance (Affiliate) Valley Overhead Door Inc Member Since 2004 B & C Irrigation Systems Bama Backhoe & Construction Bart Hunt Floors

Bolt Plumbing Cardinal Custom Enterprises LLC Glenn Cope Homes Inc Keller Williams Realty Maxwell Homes Inc McCracken Backhoe LLC Moore Maintenance Management Noralco Industries dba Shutters By Design Ready Mix USA LLC ReMax Distinctive Residential Technologies Inc Rodriguez Brothers Landscaping Inc Stonecraft Construction/A Division of Imagine Inc Todd Construction Company Member Since 2005 Alabama Foundation Specialist (AFS) Binkley Electric Giles & Kendall Inc Isbell Construction Company Kirkland Custom Cabinets Inc Larry Faust, Henley Supply Millwork (Affiliate) Lee Barton, Wilson Lumber Company (Affiliate) Manley Landscaping Matt Davis, North Alabama Bank (Affiliate) Twin Brothers Tile Member Since 2006 Aikens Cleaning Service Anders Pool Company Azul Painting Budget Blinds Madison LLC Carrie Turner, Pugh Group New Home Division (Affiliate) Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate Custom Hardwood Inc Emile Jones, Wilson Lumber Company (Affiliate) Home One Meeks Landscaping Rendon Framing Slaton Custom Homes Inc Southern HOUSEpitality Inc Truseal Insulation / A Division of Imagine Inc Member Since 2007 ADP Electric Inc Bath Fitter Tennessee Inc Bryant Bank D & M Interior Trim H R Framing LLC Huntsville Granite & Marble JDB Plumbing Inc Jerry’s Drywall McQuinn & Eastep Construction Company Inc Morgan Cabinets Inc

Patty Broussard, Adams Homes LLC (Affiliate) Progress Bank Pullen Landscape Shaffer Security Co LLC Southern Comfort HVAC Services LLC Stanley Land Surveying Inc Steve’s Home Improvement Steven Thrasher, PNC Bank (Affiliate) Stinnett Construction Woodcraft Specialties LLC Member Since 2008 Advocare Independent Distributor Circa Homes Inc Henry Brick Company Paragon Custom Trim LLC Splash Painting Company Two Men And A Truck Member Since 2009 Bippen Electric Inc Chris Hulser, Re/Max Alliance (Affiliate) Durante Windows & Siding Flohr Coatings Inc French Mill Stone Heritage Propane Morris, King & Hodge Property Rescue Pugh Group New Home Division R & D Associates Schrimsher & Sons General Contractors Inc TCB LLC Tory Dutton Construction Valley Exteriors Member Since 2010 Aon Water Technology Home Choice Windows & Doors Joe Still Building Co Inc Landers McLarty Automotive Group Mister Sparky Prestige Pest Management Rahmati Law Firm Valley Pools Valley Waterproofing & Foundation Solutions Member Since 2011 Bahm Construction LLC Carriage House Garages Inc Cumberland Materials Inc Distinctive Designs 4 You Inc Enos Floor Installation Haley Underwood, National Bank of Commerce (Affiliate) Kooz Concepts Intl Inc M & M Acoustical and Drywall Southern Scape LLC Weather Guard Metal Roofing September-November 2013 Renewals

HBAA Winter Convention Awards Kenneth Chandler has been named the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA)’s Jerry Kyser Builder of the Year for 2013 during the HBAA’s Convention awards presentation in November. Chandler was previously honored as the HBAA’s Builder of the Year in 1996 and was inducted into the Alabama Building Industry Hall of Fame in 2001. The Jerry Kyser Builder of the Year Award recognizes a builder member from a local association with more than 500 members who has shown outstanding service to their local and state associations, their community and the building industry as a whole.

The Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association (HMCBA) was honored with four President’s Awards at the 2013 Home Builders Association of Alabama Annual Convention in November. All HBAs were invited to submit entries in a variety of categories for the Association Awards and were determined by an independent panel of judges. The HMCBA won awards in the following categories: Best Service to Members (Large Association) Best Educational Series (Large Association) Best Governmental Affairs Program (Large Association) Best General Membership Meeting (Large Association)

Membership Renewals (Cont’d)

Member Since 2012 Advance Gutters System Alabama Quality Framing LLC Brannum Construction Broadway Construction Company LLC Browns Ferry Construction LLC C & M Professional Painters LLC Cobalt Roofing & Construction LLC Compass Remodeling & Restoration First Bank Mortgage Partners Floors Inc Horizons Ltd Lauren Steele, Steve Steele Custom Homes Inc (Affiliate) Moran Carpets LLC Pittner Services Plumb Square Contracting & Homebuilding Reeves Aluminum Rhodes Construction Co Taylored Marketing Terry Lukens, Steve Steele Custom Homes Inc (Affiliate) Town Granite Member Since 2013 ICS Roofing & Construction Inc Jones Fence Enterprises Inc Lane Builders LLC McDaniel Window & Door Company Inc RBC Enterprises RETROFOAM OF AL LLC

Thanks to our members that sponsored new members in September - November 2013: BJ Knig, River Tree Insurance Service - sponsored TWO new members! The members listed below sponsored ONE new member: Byrne Turner, Vintage Construction Inc Ginny B Terry, SOUTHBank Jerry Brooks, Jerry Brooks Inc Kenneth Chandler, Kenneth Chandler Construction Inc Mark Harris, Mark E Harris Homes LLC Mark Rovere, Action Builders Inc Ravon Scott, Novar Painting Co Steve Steele, Steve Steele Custom Homes Inc Teletha Ledfors, Peck Glasgow Agency Inc




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and Learns and seminars be sent to staff for consideration by the Committee. We want to present the programs that will most help you to prosper in 2014 and beyond. What programs would you like to see the Committee conduct?


National Remodelers Council Dues Increase

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) voted at the Fall Board of Directors meeting to increase the national dues for participation in the National Remodelers Council. After a full and complete review of the services and publications the NAHB Remodelers Council offers, the Remodelers Committee determined that our local Remodelers Committee should recommend to our Executive Committee and Board of Directors to withdraw from the National Program in 2014. With the national dues increase, the local committee dues income would decrease to $15.00 per year from each member that would have prompted a dues increase for our Remodelers Committee. The local Remodelers Committee felt that a dues increase would actually lose committee members for HMCBA. Our goal is to increase the membership and services provided by the Remodelers Committee to our members in 2014.

2014 Educational Programs

In an effort to have the funds available to provide the best educational and informative programs, the Remodelers Committee is holding a VALENTINES GET-A-WAY RAFFLE. The drawing will be held on January 24th for Valentine’s night at our local Embassy Suites Hotel, Club Level, with dinner for two (2) at Ruth’s Chris Steak House located in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel. Tickets are only $5.00 each or a real deal, 5 for $20.00. Tickets are available from Remodelers Committee members and at the HMCBA office. Please participate and help your love life and the Remodelers Committee.

Remodelers Committee Chairman for 2014

I appreciate the Remodelers Committee’s trust and faith in my leadership and I will be the Remodelers Committee Chairman again in 2014. I take your confidence in my leadership seriously and pledge to make the 2014 Remodelers Committee stronger and better. If you are involved in remodeling, either as a builder, supplier or other services for our Remodeler Committee members, please give us a chance to help your business prosper.

Educational programs will again be presented for our member’s benefit. We ask that your ideas and concepts for educational Lunch

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Speaking of the monthly membership events, I hope you were all able to stop by for food, fun and fellowship at the HMCBA Open House on December 12.

- Sid Pugh, Re/Max Alliance

We wrapped up the year 2013 with 113 new members, thanks to the dedication of our loyal members who worked hard to recruit. On behalf of HMCBA and the Membership Committee, I’d like to specifically thank Jimmy Jones for chairing the Membership Committee in 2013. Jimmy did a superb job leading the efforts of the Committee and I thank him for his continued support as I transition into the position. As a HMCBA member, you’re aware of the many benefits you receive. Are you taking advantage of your complimentary ticket to most of the monthly membership events? The networking venue the HMCBA provides gives you the opportunity to make the connections you need to thrive in this industry.

I’d like to take a moment to recognize HMCBA member, Sheila Marr of Southern Valley Services. As part of the third quarter membership promotion and because Sheila joined HMCBA during the third quarter, she was entered into a drawing for a $400 gift card to Costco plus a (1) year membership to Costco. This membership prize was given away at the November Chili Cook Off and Sheila walked away the lucky recipient! Lastly, I strongly encourage you to offer a warm welcome to all of our new faces you’ll be seeing around - thank them for investing in HMCBA and share with them your journey as a member! With that being said - 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 and am honored to be your Membership Committee Chair.

Please welcome our new members that joined the Association in September, October & November, 2013.

- Wendy Lee, Re/Max Distinctive

Celebrate Your Future with the NEW Sales and Marketing Council! The SMC Council’s goals are: 1) To educate you on the latest and most relevant Sales and Marketing techniques; 2) To assist you in branding your business; and 3) To provide you networking opportunities.

- Rhonda Pugh, Pugh Group-New Homes Division

Our goal is to help you get you more Sales. NEW THIS YEAR: Six (6) bi-monthly, highly informative Lunch and Learns

Two (2) Special Events geared toward growing your business Our commitment is to be consistent, relevant and challenging!

Get Involved, Get Energized and Grow your Business! Join between January 1 and February 28 and receive a $25.00 first year reduction in dues – Only $50.00. Your membership includes a subscription to the highly acclaimed National Sales and Marketing Council’s publication of Sales and Marketing Ideas and FREE admission to all Lunch and Learn programs. Join the new Sales and Marketing Council in 2014. Come grow with us!

ABC Cleaning and Restoration Evan Willis (Associate ) Fire/Water Damage/Restoration (256) 682-0345

Sanchez Construction Ramon Mendoza (Associate) Framing Contractor (256) 690-6020

Associated Masonry Products Lisa Bello (Affiliate) Brick/Stone Supplier/Manufacturer (256) 772-7225

SecurityNational Mortgage Justin Goad (Associate) Mortgage Banker (256) 335-4031

BancorpSouth Mortgage Kim Norwood (Associate) Mortgage Banker (256) 864-7877

Smallworks Painting & Maintenance Brentin Smalls (Associate) Painting Contractor (256) 348-9042

Complete Care Home Repair Samantha Sylvester (Associate) Brick/Block Mason (256) 508-8585 George Painting Jorge Flores (Associate) Paint (256) 457-4062 Ground Up Alabama Inc Brad Stephens (Associate) Construction (256) 614-9627 K Electric Greg Koger (Associate) Electrical Contractor (256) 527-5682 Kemp & Gorrie Contracting Gregory Kemp (Builder) Builder - Single Family - Custom (256) 520-6037 Lau Tile Lau Hernandez (Associate) Tile Contractor (256) 434-6655 Red Clay LLC Steve Siniard (Builder) General Contractor (256) 539-4498

SouthCrest Mortgage Mary Lawrence (Associate) Mortgage Banker (256) 517-8946 Stan Barham Stan Barham (Associate) Flooring (256) 851-0567 Steve Steele Custom Homes Inc Mariam Steele (Affiliate) Builder - Single Family - Custom (256) 337-4227 Susan Gregg Susan Gregg (Associate) Paint (256) 655-5367 Tennessee Valley Equipment Rental Ros Roberts (Associate) Rental Equipment (256) 964-6081 Tex Mex Framing LLC Florian Tello (Associate) Framing Contractor (256) 345-0202 Thompson Concrete Pumping Roger Thompson (Associate) Concrete Pumping (256) 508-1074

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Doug Hemphill with Compass Homes. He won a FREE booth at next year’s Fall Home & Garden Show for completing his Exhibitor’s Survey. Tim Ryberg of Bob Wallace Appliance (Associate) and Steve Steele of Steve Steele Custom Homes (Builder) for winning the $100 Give-away for completing their Membership Survey. Keith Eason for winning the BankcorpSouth Mortgage’s $5000 Give-away toward the closing cost with the purchase of a new home built by one of the Parade of HomesTM builders. Carrie Turner of Pugh Group New Homes Division for winning a $50 VISA gift card for completing the Sales & Marketing Council survey.

Larry Denman with Huntsville Utilities. Dwain Clardy of Paragon Custom Trim LLC.

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Diane Rovere of Advocare Independent Distributors on achieving her NAHB Certified Graduate Associate (CGA) designation. Jerry Cargile of 4Site Inc won the inaugural Pop Up Park competition in Downtown Huntsville. The competition’s goal was to bring people downtown in an interesting way. With 12 different organizations participating and each having their own unique design, visitors had many amusing and interactive parks to see. Mark Rovere of Action Builder Inc on achieving his NAHB Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) designation. Live Oak Landscape Services, LLC 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.

Sam Henley of Henley Supply and his family on the loss of his father, Claude Henley. Jim Neighbors of Old Town Homebuilders and his family on the loss of his father, Billy H. Neighbors. Steve Frazier of Steve’s Home Improvements and his family on the loss of his wife, Angie Marie. 8

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Office Decorations during the Holiday Season The Association would like to thank Jim Jones of Classic Closets and Mike Nivens of Garrett & Associates for assembling the office’s Christmas trees. Thanks also goes to Johanna Watkins and Tabitha Osborne from Lowe’s Store #411 on South Memorial Parkway, Heather Green of Harrison, Gammons & Rawlinson, PC and Peggy Nivens of Garrett & Associates for volunteering to decorate the Christmas trees and Association’s office again this year. They did a Great Job!!!

CNN Money suggests some outdoor kitchens can fetch a 100 to 200% ROI. Homeowners continue to embrace the trend of maximizing outdoor living space, whether it’s an outdoor kitchen or patio living room with a fire pit. New construction and remodels should include plans for exterior hardscapes, especially when you consider the return on investment, not to mention the added customer appeal. Nicely designed landscapes and outdoor spaces add a great deal to curb appeal. There are so many solutions to fit any budget and need. Products like permeable pavers or gravel walkways control runoff and help areas where drainage is a problem. As a natural extension of the home’s ground floor, a patio significantly expands a family’s living and entertaining space. It provides a perfect gathering spot for guests and family who will be drawn from indoor dining areas to this enticing space. The party is always in the kitchen, so design outdoor areas wisely. Consult with experienced designers and installers. Too often we see outdoor living spaces that are not lifestyle functional. To remain competitive you have to stay ahead of the building trends. Now is the time to be thinking and planning your outdoor living spaces if you want to be ready for spring. Without erecting the traditional four walls and roof, outdoor living spaces can be easily created for large or small homes, and everything in between. Enhancing an outdoor space with hardscapes adds value and can be adapted for multiple uses.

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- B. J. King, Rivertree Insurance Service I would first like to wish all of you a successful and prosperous 2014. It is an honor to serve as the 2014 Chair of the Associate Council; I look forward to working with each of you to continue moving this Association forward in a positive direction. The Associate Council is excited about the upcoming events that will take place throughout the year.

The annual Building Home and Remodeling ShowSM March 7-9 - this is the largest event the Association puts on and, as always, we’ll need “all hands on deck” to make this a successful show. The West Family Bass Tournament at Goose Pond Colony on April 18. Make plans now to join us for food, fishing and fun! The Chandler Family Golf Tournament will take place later in the year, followed by the Fall Home and Garden Show. Stay tuned for more details and ways to get involved with these special events. Finally, I would like to encourage each of our members to aquaint yourself with the members of this Association. Networking benefits you and your involvement benefits the Association On behalf of the Associate Council, we appreciate your support and look forward to making 2014 a productive and rewarding New Year! As always, your Associate Council is here to support you by adding value to your membership and we value your ideas and suggestions. Feel free to contact me or our Staff Liaison, Lori Jones Worcester, at 256-536-2602.


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Christmas Open House

Thanks to all our members who contributed canned goods and non-perishables the night of the Christmas Open House. Mike Nivens

of Garrett & Associates picked up the food items the following Friday and distributed them to the Christmas Charities.

Call us today: 256.858.0120 Or visit us at 8

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Housing Statistics

Single Family Home Permits 2013 vs 2012 September 2013


Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

# of Permits 101 18 16 135

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

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 4,750 $ 4,754 $ 6,677 $ 16,181

# of Permits 107 45 58 210

October 2013


Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

# of Permits 70 54 36 160

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

# of Permits 46 28 9 83

# of Permits 90 59 16 165

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 4,260 $ 7,251 $ 10,925 $ 22,436

# of Permits 92 37 21 150

# of Permits

950 450 304 1,704


Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 3,036 $ 7,189 $ 7,729 $ 17,954

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands

$ 44,902 $ 85,095 $ 122,915 $ 252,912

Year To Date 2012

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

November 2012

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 2,335 $ 6,217 $ 4,774 $ 13,326

Year To Date 2013

Huntsville Madison County Madison Total

October 2012

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 3,253 $ 9,636 $ 10,588 $ 23,477

November 2013



Permitted Job Cost In Thousands $ 4,647 $ 7,309 $ 23,033 $ 34,989

# of Permits

966 487 325 1,778

Permitted Job Cost In Thousands

$ 45,378 $ 88,452 $ 128,538 $ 262,368

Single Family Home Permits Year-to-Date 2012 vs Year-to-Date 2013 1000 900 800 700 600




400 300 200 100 0


Madison County

Remodeling Permits Above $20,000 2013 vs 2012


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

September 2013 # of Permits 54 31 20 105

September 2012 # of Permits 39 28 10 77

October 2013 # of Permits 38 40 18 96

October 2012 # of Permits 30 46 15 91

November 2013 # of Permits 30 31 10 71

November 2012 # of Permits 31 33 16 80



Commercial Building Permits 2013 vs 2012

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

September 2013 # of Permits 46 7 6 59

September 2012 # of Permits 30 7 17 54

October 2013 # of Permits 40 11 4 55

October 2012 # of Permits 45 3 6 54

November 2013 # of Permits 31 12 2 45

November 2012 # of Permits 43 12 7 62

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

January Jan 13 Sales & Marketing Leadership Committee Recruitment Calling,11:30 AM Jan 15 Tradeshow 101, Sales & Marketing Council Seminar, 10:00 AM Jan 16 General Membership Meeting, Installation of Officers, Huntsville Area Association of Realtors Office, 5:00 PM Jan 21 Remodelors Council Cmte, Noon Jan 21 Members Orientation, 3:00 PM Jan 28 Membership Cmte, Retention Calling, 11:30 AM Jan 30 Green Building Council, 1:30 PM Jan 30 Governmental Affairs Cmte, 3:00 PM February No General Membership Meeting in February Feb 2 Happy Ground Hog’s Day Feb 3 Associate Council Cmte, Noon Feb 4-6 NAHB International Builders Show (IBS), Las Vagas, NV Feb 6 Sales & Marketing Leadership Cmte,10:00 AM Feb 10 Sales & Marketing Council Lunch & Learn Kick-Off, 11:30 AM Feb 12 Building Home & Remodeling ShowSM (BHR ShowSM) Exhibitors Meeting, 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM


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

Feb 14 Happy Valentine’s Day Feb 18-20 HBAA Winter Board/ABLE, Montogmery, AL Feb 25 Membership Cmte, Retention Calling, 11:30 AM Feb 27 Green Building Council, 1:30 PM Feb 27 Governmental Affairs Cmte, 3:00 PM March Mar 3-4 Mar 5 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 7 Mar 8 Mar 9 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 5 Mar 25 Mar 27 Mar 27 April Apr 3 Apr 6 Apr 12 Apr 13

Volunteers Needed! We Want You! REMODELORS COUNCIL - $55.00/year: The Remodelors Council represents those persons whose primary business is in the Remodeling Industry. Programs include a speakers bureau, educational seminars, networking opportunities and professional designation programs. SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL$50.00/year: The Sales and Marketing Council provides information to its members whose interests are increasing and sharing their knowledge of sales & marketing. Educational seminars, publications and networking opportunities are provided on a regular basis. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Responsible for planning membership contests, retention of members, programs for the Spike Club, and planning

BHR ShowSM Move-In, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM BHR ShowSM Move-In, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM BHR ShowSM Move-In, 8:00 - 10:00 AM BHR ShowSM Sneak Preview Party, VBC, 4:30 PM BHR ShowSM Open to the Public BHR ShowSM Open to the Public BHR ShowSM Open to the Public BHR ShowSM Move-Out, 5:30 - 7:00 PM BHR ShowSM Move-Out, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM BHR ShowSM Move-Out, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sales & Marketing Leadership Cmte,10:00 AM Membership Cmte, Retention Calling, 11:30 AM Green Building Council, 1:30 PM Governmental Affairs Cmte, 3:00 PM

membership events. Serves as hospitality committee at general membership meetings and other association activities. Responsible for introducing new members to other members, calling new members and inviting them to meetings, etc. Lots of networking & business contacts - a great way to meet new members and gain recognition from your peers! (Meets monthly) Parade of HomesTM Committee: Responsible for planning the Spring Tour of Homes and Parade of Homes. Additional duties include selection of the site for construction of the Showcase Home, review of house plans, and selection of Realtor. (Meets approximately five times during the year) Bass Tournament: Check live wells, assist with check-in, launch & weigh in. (April 20)

Sales & Marketing Leadership Cmte,10:00 AM Associate Council, Noon AREA Awards Banquet, Montogomery, AL The West Family Bass Tournament, Goose Pond Marina

Building,Home & Remodeling ShowSM: Assist in selling or taking up tickets during the event. (March) Chili Cook Off: Set Up, judging, clean Up. (November) Golf Tournament: Assist with registration, drive beverage/ snack carts. (Date To Be Determined) Fall Home & Garden Show™: Assist in selling or taking up tickets during the event. (August) Bikes & BBQ: Assist with set up, judges, clean up. (Date To Be Determined) Christmas Office Decorating: Help decorate the office. (November)

For more information or to volunteer, please call Lori Worcester at 256.536.2602 or via email at


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Regulatory Affairs Update

Governor Bentley visits HMCBA to Discuss Housing Issues

The HMCBA was honored to have Governor Robert Bentley come by its office and meet with their Senior Leadership in October. The Governor sat down at the table with the HMCBA leadership and discussed issues that touch the residential construction

industry in Alabama. Governor Bentley discussed at length his efforts toward work force development and informed the group that he has appointed HBAA Executive Director Russell Davis to his Work Force Development Advisory Board. This was welcome news to the Association Leadership as this will give the residential building industry a “seat at the table”. The Governor was well versed on the issues of work force development in the construction trades, both residential and commercial. The meeting lasted well over an hour and Governor Bentley answered questions on roads, the state economy, health insurance issues, and many other issues facing the building industry.

State Energy Code to be Implemented in January 2014 After 15 months of negotiating, developing and tweaking, we are in the final planning stage for implementation of the State Energy Code. For the first time in recent memory, all three inspection departments will utilize the

same format on this energy code program. Your Association has conducted three classes over the last couple of months to educate builders about the process and logistics of the code. Builders will be able to utilize Huntsville Utilities or any HERS or BPI certified inspectors/verifiers to issue the certification of approval on new construction jobs. This will accomplish our major goal of creating a consistent method of certification in all three jurisdictions of Madison County. On September 27th your Association held a press conference (pictured below) attended by Mayor Tommy Battle of Huntsville, Mayor Troy Trulock of Madison and Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong. The press conference was covered by the local CBS and NBC television affiliates, the Huntsville Times, Madison County Record and A national construction news group, Construction Dive, also carried the story. The press conference was held to announce the culmination of a year’s worth of work with the three jurisdictions to develop this inspection plan. This historic day would not have happened without the great leadership we enjoy in Madison County. A huge THANK YOU goes to all our elected leaders, inspection departments and Huntsville Utilities for making this happen and providing the leadership to help our builder members. A special thanks goes to John Allen, Chairman of our Green Building Council, for his leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of our Association. Also our thanks go to Larry Denman, Bill Pippin, Jay Stowe and the entire Board of Directors at Huntsville Utilities. This is truly a historic first for our Association. As with all roll-outs, there will be a few glitches along the way, but please be patient during the first few critical months and know that everyone involved is trying their best to do the right thing as exhibited by our local leadership. It is truly refreshing to see our

local leaders work so very well together for “the greater good” of Madison County. Our New Homes Program will save tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars that would have otherwise been spent on equipment, vehicles, manpower, etc. to carry out this unfunded mandate by the State. It is truly a win-win for everyone involved.

2014 Statewide Elections 2014 is a statewide election year with all our local legislative delegation up for election, along with several local races for county positions. We will begin the interview and endorsement process in the spring. YOUR HELP IS AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY to have a successful election of probusiness candidates that we will endorse. Please support our slate of candidates which will be interviewed, vetted and endorsed by your Board of Directors. WE NEED BOTH VOTES AND DOLLARS TO REACH OUR GOAL IN 2014. For those who question whether their membership is worth the cost and time, just realize the huge savings you have enjoyed because of staff and volunteer efforts on your behalf. We understand your time is the most valuable commodity you have, so your HMCBA staff, volunteer committee members and Board of Directors fight the good fight on a daily basis so you can operate your business with less burdensome regulations. 99% of the governmental affairs work we do is behind the scenes and the issues that would jeopardize your business never see the light of day, are never seen in the newspaper nor on the broadcast media because we have stopped these issues.

FEMA National Flood Insurance Update NAHB is fighting to delay or curtail the FEMA national flood insurance premium increase and extension of flood fringe areas state wide. We are hit particularly hard in the Madison and Limestone county areas due to the many rivers, creeks and streams that abound in our region. This will be a major issue for homeowners.

ADEM Spot Inspections Our Builder/Developer members are seeing a sharp increase in ADEM spot inspections on subdivisions and individual lots within a subdivision. We are working with our state HBAA to curb the number of fines imposed Press Conference Attendees: (L to R) Dale Strong, Madison County Commission Chair; Troy Trulock, on our members through education about City of Madison Mayor; Tommy Battle, City of Huntsville Mayor; Randy Cunningham, Director, City of the process and the Huntsville Inspection Department; Jimmy Morgan, Director, City of Madison Inspection Department; logistics of carrying Jay Stowe, COO, Huntsville Utilities, Bret Slaton, HMCBA President; Larry Denman, Huntsville out the required Utilities Community Relations Superintendent; Larry Durham, HMCBA Governmental Affairs Chair; and John Allen, Green Building Council Chair actions from ADEM. 8

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2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES Mark your calendar and plan to attend these great networking events.


Thursday - January 16th Installation of Officers & Awards Ceremony, Hsv Area Association of Realtors Office

February No Meeting


Thursday - March 6th Building, Home, & Remodeling ShowSM Sneak Preview Party, Von Braun Cntr


Thursday - April 17th Mix & Mingle, HMCBA Office


Thursday - May 15th Theme - TBA, HMCBA Office


Thursday - June 12th Scholarship Presentations & Program – TBA Hsv Area Association of Realtors Office


No Meeting


Thursday - August 14th Theme - TBA, HMCBA Office


Thursday - September 11th Associate Member Appreciation, HMCBA Office


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

Thursday - October 9th Parade of HomesTM Premier Party, Showcase Home site



Thursday - November 13th Chili Cook Off – location –TBA


Thursday – December 11th Christmas Open House, H/MCBA Office

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 8

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Building Home & Remodeling ShowSM March 7 - 9 South Hall, VBC Have you reserved your booth(s) yet? Do you plan on being a sponsor? Check and see what is available at the ShowSM website: www. For sponsorship & registration information, contact Theresa Kennedy at (256) 536-2602 or

Bret Slaton of Slaton Custom Homes is proud to introduce the

2014 Member Orientations

Upcoming Events

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!

• • • •

January 21 at 3 pm 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 for more information.

We hope to see you there!

International Builders Show February 4 - 6 Las Vegas, NV Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the latest must-see products on the market for residential construction and

2014 Remodelors Idea Home Located at 201 Homewood Avenue, this remodeled home will be open to the public during the HMCBA Spring Tour of Homes the weekends of April 26 - 27 and May 3 - 4. If you are interested in assisting in this exciting project, feel free to contact Bret Slaton at (256) 653-2663 or the Association at (256) 536-2602.

April 26 - 27 May 3 - 4 Is your Spring Tour of HomesSM entry under construction? Sponsorship & registration information will be available soon. Contact Theresa Kennedy at (256) 536-2602 or theresa@


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remodeling. Also new this year, the IBS is co-locating Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), at the Las Vegas Convention Center to create the first annual Design & Construction Week™. As an added benefit, you’ll also have complimentary access to the show floor of a third tradeshow, the International Window Coverings Expo, All Three Under One Roof! The 2014 IBS will be nothing short of extraordinary. Make your plans to attend now. Register online at: http://registration3.

Associate Council Hosted Staff Appreciation Lunch On November 1, 2013, the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association’s Associate Council hosted an Appreciation Lunch for the entire HMCBA staff. The lunch took place at 11:00 a.m. at the Association office. Taking over the office kitchen, members of the Associate Council worked vigorously to prepare quite the spread – several of the Associate Council members even showed up bright and early at 8:00 a.m. to begin grilling. From grilled chicken to gouda grits to homemade banana pudding, everything prepared was exceptionally delicious. A wonderful time of fellowship was had by all in attendance. What a fun and relaxing way to end a busy work week!


Pool Decks

Retaining Walls


Seating Walls



Parking Lots

Contractors & Designers

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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 .


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


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