May 2009 February , 2010 46, 47,
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Place elected 2010 president of IBA IBA 2010 legislative initiatives include
ollowing in his father’s footsteps,
Andy Place, Sr., CGB, CGP, became supporting property tax caps
the 58th President of the Indiana
Builders Association. The election and in- uring the 2010 Legislative Ses- and affordability.
stallation was held in November at the IBA sion, lawmakers will debate many IBA supports the
Board of Directors meeting. As the chief issues affecting Indiana’s home use of smoke
spokesman for housing in 2010, he will di- building industry as well as home builders’ alarms due to their
rect the policy development for affordable ability to provide safe and affordable hous- proven track
housing and work for its implementation ing. IBA’s legislative goals help protect the record for saving
with the governor and legislature. men and women who provide housing for lives and cost-ef-
Andy’s father, Andrew S. Place, was the Hoosiers, and help Hoosiers in need of hous- fectiveness. Any
founding father of IBA and served as presi- ing realize the American dream of potential home-
dent in 1952 and 1953. IBA’s Chairman homeownership. IBA’s Governmental Af- buyer has the op-
Emeritus Bill Carson, who worked with fairs team will closely monitor the follow- tion to request
IBA’s Chairman Emeritus Bill Carson ing priority issues affecting Indiana’s home their house in-
Andy’s father, installed Andy into the high
(right) installed Andy Place, Sr., CGB, CGP, building industry, and urge lawmakers and clude a fire sprinkler system; however, it
as IBA’s 2010 President. Andy’s father, An- their staff to contact IBA with questions and should not be mandated by the General As-
Andy is owner of Place Builders based in
drew S. Place, was the founding father of additional information. sembly or any other governmental agency.
South Bend, Indiana. During his 28 year
IBA in 1952. Legislators, their staff and interested par-
career in the industry, his company has built Lead-Based Paint
over 700 single family homes ranging from through the chairs having served on com- ties are encouraged to contact the Indiana There have been a number of legislative
$150,000 to $1.5 million. In addition to mittees, as chairman of several committees, Builders Association for a comprehensive efforts with potential implications for those
single family construction and light com- as a builder area vice president, as the state overview of the association’s position on living in pre-1978 homes which may con-
mercial construction, Place Builders has secretary, state treasurer, and state vice presi- issues impacting the industry. tain lead-based paint. IBA understands the
also developed over 150 single family lots. dent. He is a State Life Director, having severity of the effect lead poisoning can
His membership and active participation served as a voting member for more than 40 have on children and the importance of uti-
in the association began over 15 years ago
with the HBA of St. Joseph Valley. He has In addition to serving as president in
IBA to host lizing lead-safe work practices. According
to the 2000 census, Indiana has 1.8 million
served locally as a president and a board
member. He has recorded over 150 Spike
2010, Andy will also serve as IBA’s National
Director on the NAHB Board.
legislative briefing homes built prior to 1979 and legislative
efforts must take into account housing
credits during his tenure. Spike credits are & lunch affordability.
awarded for membership recruitment and
Take advantage of February 1st A new Federal program called Renova-
tion, Repair and Painting is a comprehen-
On the state level, Andy worked his way
the Home Buyer see page 9 for details sive program establishing accreditation,
training, certification, and record keeping
Tax Credit requirements as well as work practice stan-
PERMIT NO. 279
Property Tax Caps in Constitution dards on persons performing renovations
Who is Eligible IBA joined the Hoosier Property Tax Re- for compensation in most pre-1978 hous-
* First-time home buyers, who are de- Legislative (see page 11)
form Alliance in 2008 to promote an imme-
fined by the law as buyers who have not diate and lasting change in Indiana’s prop-
Super rewards from Speedway
owned a principal residence during the erty tax system. For decades, Hoosiers have
three-year period prior to the purchase, may undergone the cycle of short-term property
be eligible for up to an $8,000 tax credit. tax relief followed by longer-term property
* Existing home owners who have been tax crisis. The only way to break this cycle
residing in their principal residence for five is to place permanent limits on property Sign up today
consecutive years out of the last eight and taxes into the State Constitution. To that and save!
are purchasing a home to be their principal end, the Alliance supports the effort to place
residence (“repeat buyer”), may be eligible caps on property taxes. Also, a comprehen- See page 14 for details.
for up to a $6,500 tax credit. sive approach to local government account-
* All U.S. citizens who file taxes are eli- ability, the affordability of our homes, and
gible to participate in the program. the economic well being of Indiana are at Visit Speedway’s Party at
Indiana Builders Association
stake. the NAHB Builders
101 W. Ohio St., Ste. 1111
Show in Las Vegas!
* Home buyers who file as single or head- Fire Sprinkler Mandates
Indianapolis, IN 46204
of-household taxpayers can claim the full The Indiana Builders Association has
credit ($8,000 for first-time buyers and long been an advocate for affordability and
$6,500 for repeat buyers) if their modified safety in houses. The IBA opposes the man-
Speedway - Sponsor of
adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than datory requirement of a fire sprinkler sys-
IBA’s Lead Renovator
$125,000. tem being installed in all single family resi-
* For married couples filing a joint re- dences. The International Residential Code
turn, the combined income limit is with Indiana amendments is a statewide
Tax Credit (see page 8) minimum code that stresses building safety
Page 2, Indiana Builder News January / February, 2010
Indiana Good riddance to 2008 and 2009 — Hello 2010
News H opefully the holidays were full
of love and joy for you and
6. I will never say no to work I can
do (see #2).
7. I will look for complimentary work
Official publication of the
Rather than come up with a New By Andy Place, Sr., I can do (i.e. remodeling, commer-
Years Resolution, I have enrolled CGB, CGP cial, service).
Indiana Builders Association, Inc. Place Builders, South Bend
101 W. Ohio St., Ste. 1111 myself in INDIANA BUILDERS 8. I will look for voids in my market
Indianapolis, IN 46204 ANNONYMOS (IBA). This is a for opportunities.
(800) 377-6334 self help group that developed a 10 Indiana Builders Association 9. I am not afraid of hard work or long
(317) 917-1100 Local
(317) 917-0335 FAX
step method to recovery. hours.
www.BuildIndiana.org never happen again. 10. I will bring a positive attitude to-
Repeat after me..............
info@BuildIndiana.org 3. I will not blame myself or others ward everything I do.
All six issues published on-line 1. I admit I have the greatest job in for where I am today.
bi-monthly & in hard copy.
Repeat after me...............
the world - helping build homes for 4. I will not wait for a government
Advertising rates available upon request.
This publication will not knowingly accept any ad- families. bailout. I AM A BUILDER AND I WILL
vertisement that is in violation of the law. Inclusion 2. I admit the “boom times” will 5. I realize I am doing the best I can. SURVIVE AND THRIVE!
of an advertisement and/or article does NOT indi-
cate approval or endorsement of the product, ser-
vice, or opinion by Indiana Builders Association. IBA signs alliance with Department of Labor
Senior Officers he Indiana Builders Association en- or effective approaches and publicize re- trial hygiene and safety assistance to IBA
President Andy Place, Sr., CGB, CGP
Vice President Doug Miller, GMB, CGB, CAPS, CGP
T tered into an alliance agreement with
the Indiana Department of Labor on
December 11, 2009 at a signing
sults through outreach by IBA and through
IDOL events, print media, etc.
* IBA will promote and encourage mem-
and its participants. This work will be used
to develop a common exposure picture for
similar work applications within member
Treasurer Will Wright event in the Indiana Government Center in ber company participation in INSAFE pro- companies.
firstname.lastname@example.org Indianapolis. The alliance will be in effect grams such as the Consultation Program and For more information on the alliance,
Secretary Greg Furnish
for two years. its INSHARP Program. contact Rick Wajda, IBA CEO, at 800-377-
“The alliance will provide IBA members * INSAFE will provide strategic indus- 6334, ext. 204.
Builder Area Vice Presidents and others in the residential construction
Area 1 Tim Chesna, CGP, email@example.com
Area 2 Linda Rogers,
Area 3 Jim Klotz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 4 Tina Bernacchi,
industry a great opportunity to gain knowl-
edge and guidance to help them protect em-
ployees’ health and safety,” commented
Mike Bell, GMB, GMR, CGB, CGR, CGP,
Area 5 Heath VanNatter, CGP,
Area 6 Tom Fuller, GMB, CGB, CGP, CAPS,
CAPS, IBA’s OSHA Safety Committee
Chairman. Bell was appointed as Chair-
man of the new Committee by outgoing IBA
President Dennis Spidel, GMB, CGB, CGR,
One Lot, One Sale
Area 7 Dan Losekamp, CGB, CAPS, CGP,
CGP, who also participated in the historic
Area 8 Ryan Baker, GMB, CGB, CGP event for the Indiana Builders Association.
email@example.com The alliance will allow IBA members to
Area 9 Ken Phillips, CGR, CAPS, CGP, CGB, request INSAFE consultations and they
shall be given priority in scheduling onsite
Associate Area Vice Presidents visits. INSAFE will also work with IBA’s
Area 1 Hal Kemmerer, CGP, OSHA Safety Committee to develop a stra-
tegic training plan to benefit the IBA mem-
Area 2 Niki Phillippe,
Area 3 Tim Eckert, TimE@weberconcrete.com “This alliance is another tool in the tool
Area 4 Tom Slater, TSlater@timberlandlbr.com belt for IBA members to better position
Area 5 LaQuita Jennings,
themselves as strong companies commit-
ted to workplace safety when the market
IBA Board Parlimentarian returns,” commented Spidel. “Our members
Matt Voors, firstname.lastname@example.org
wear many hats on the jobsite and this pro-
Indiana’s National Leadership gram should help them understand all of
NAHB State Representative Mike Bell, GMB,
the nuances of workplace safety.” Too often, the location of the sewer system dictates the position of the house —
CGB, CGR, CAPS, CGP
email@example.com IBA and the Department of Labor will resulting in an “orphan” or wasted lot. With E/One Sewer Systems you can sewer
National Director Andy Place, Sr., CGB, CGP work together to achieve the following out- virtually anywhere, siting each home to take advantage of views and terrain.
Associate National Director Tom Slater reach and communication goals:
* IDOL will provide expertise in devel- And, E/One systems are totally reliable — no preventive maintenance, all but invisible:
NAHB BUILD-PAC Trustees
Stephen Robinson, GMB, GMR, CGB, CGR, oping information on the recognition and
CAPS, CGP, firstname.lastname@example.org prevention of workplace hazards, and to need it
Heath VanNatter, CGP, email@example.com provide expertise in developing ways of
Staff & Consultants communicating such information to IBA
Rick Wajda, Chief Executive Officer and its members. IDOL will speak, exhibit,
Chief Lobbyist - Rick@BuildIndiana.org or appear at IBA conferences, meetings and
Cindy Bussell, Chief Operating Officer Find out more about how you can save on sewering costs — call Fluid & Thermal
Publisher - Cindy@BuildIndiana.org major industry trade shows as available and
Carlie Hopper, Regulatory Affairs Director requested.
Carlie@BuildIndiana.org * INSAFE will consult with IBA’s OSHA
Gretchen White, Government Affairs Director Safety Committee and participate in the
Heather Sturgeon, Information Coordinator delivery of current safety group wide train- SEWER SYSTEMS
Heather@BuildIndiana.org ing programs. 6939 Brookville Rd.
A. William Carson, Chair. Emeritus of Board * IBA will share information with IDOL Indianapolis, Indiana 46239
personnel and industry safety and health Tel 317.308.6300 Fax 317.308.6310 E/One Sewer Systems
professionals regarding IBA best practices at www.eone.com
January / February, 2010 Indiana Builder News, Page 3
Are we ready to turn the corner?
W e have all seen better days in the
housing industry. However,
2010 is a new year and let’s hope
it is a return to a more stable housing mar-
Codes Corner the
ket. The attached graph charts single fam-
By Rick Wajda
ily housing starts month by month from
2000 through October of 2009. These num- Chief Executive Officer
bers are compiled by the Department of
Census and show how much our industry Indiana Builders
has suffered over the last few years. Association
Indiana was pulling down roughly
30,000 housing permits a year 2000-2005 best, and that is provide Hoosiers across the
and then we dropped off a cliff. With that state with the opportunity to experience the
steep decline in starts, our members were “American Dream of Homeownership.”
forced to change gears and reassess what Thank you for your continued support
our industry will look like on the other side and membership in this great association.
WHEN we pick back up. I know we all
hope for the “glory days” of 2000-2005
again, but I am not sure we are going to be
there anytime soon. And WHEN we do get
there, what will the industry look like?
What will our future customers demand in a
These are million dollar questions that
no one knows exactly what the answers will
be, but some interesting trends seem to be
For starters, Congress and President
Obama are placing a high priority on en-
ergy efficient construction in new and ex-
isting housing stock. Many opportunities
exist for contractors to find a niche in retro-
fitting existing houses to become more en-
ergy efficient. New home builders can dif-
ferentiate themselves from the competition
by offering a home built to NAHB’s Green
Builders need to advertise to potential
customers the newly extended first time
homebuyer tax credit and the recently en-
acted $6,500 tax credit for existing buyers.
These can generate sales.
The tools are out there to turn the corner
on this severe downturn, as mortgage rates
continue to remain at historic lows and In-
diana remains one of the most affordable
places to own a home in this country. Let’s
all hope that our partners in economic de-
velopment start creating jobs again so we
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Page 4, Indiana Builder News January / February, 2010
Get involved in your Indiana Builders Association
Indiana Builders Association Indiana Builders Association
2010 State Builder Area Vice Presidents 2010 State Associate Area Vice Presidents
Area 1 Area 2 Northeast
St. Joseph Northeast Area 1 St. Joseph Area 2
Tim Chesna, CGP LaPorte Linda Rogers Northwest LaPorte Indiana
Northwest Valley Indiana Valley Elkhart
TEC Construction County Elkhart Nugent Builders Hal Kemmerer, CGP Indiana County Niki Phillippe
470 Small Pond Ct. County 14770 Lindy Dr. Rose Brick & Materials Morsches Builders Mart
Valparaiso, IN 46383
County 1 Marshall
Granger, IN 46530
FAX (574) 273-0089
910 Oliver Plow Ct.
South Bend, IN 46601
County 1 Marshall
2413 Peddlers Village Road
Goshen, In 46528
firstname.lastname@example.org FAX (574) 232-2695 Jasper County FAX (574) 534-5723
Jasper Kosciusko- Fort Wayne Kosciusko- Fort Wayne
County email@example.com nphillippe@
Fulton Counties Fulton Counties
Area 4 Jim Klotz
Tina Bernacchi Grant
James R. Klotz Builders Grant
Andrea Homes, Inc. County
11663 N. Ogden Point Rd. Area 3 County
139 South Main Street Howard Syracuse, IN 46567 Tim Eckert
East Central Lafayette County
Monticello, IN 47960 Greater County (574) 457-2406 Weber Concrete Constr. East Central
FAX (574) 583-6306
4 Madison County 5 firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 837
Zionsville, IN 46077
(317) 407-9933 3
Greater Henry County Heath VanNatter, CGP FAX (317) 769-6482 Greater Henry County
Indianapolis VanNatter Construction TimE@weberconcrete.com Indianapolis
Wayne County 1112 Green Acres Drive Wayne County
Area 6 Kokomo, IN 46901
GMB, CGB, CGP, CAPS
T. A. Fuller Homes, Inc.
8281 Mackenzie Ct.
Monroe 6 7
County Area 7 County
Bloomington, IN 47401 Daniel Losekamp,
(812) 824-3300 Area 4 Jackson-Jennings Area 5
Jackson-Jennings CGB, CAPS, CGP Tom Slater La Quita Jennings
FAX (812) 824-3305 Kaeser-Losekamp Counties
Area 8 8 Lawrence Dearborn
10800 Blackburn Rd.
Harrison, OH 45030
Timberland Lumber Co.
P.O. Box 193
Brazil, IN 47834 4 Lawrence
Hoosier Door, Inc.
201 Main Street
Oolitic, IN 47451
County County County (812) 275-7718
Ryan Baker, GMB, CGB, CGP County (513) 367-5495 (812) 446-2397
FAX (812) 275-7718
RJ Builders FAX (513) 367-0018 FAX (812) 448-1236
River Valley hoosier-door-935@
4301 S. 6th St. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
River Valley comcast.net
Terre Haute, IN 47802 Dubois Dubois
(812) 299-4128 County Area 9 Vincennes County
FAX (812) 232-6801 Ken Phillips, CGR, CAPS, CGB, CGP Southern
email@example.com Gibson Gibson Indiana
Southern Premier Remodeling, Inc.
9 Indiana 1004 S. 14th St.
Bedford, IN 47421
FAX (812) 279-9136
Committees Help Build Indiana Builders Association &
National Association of Home Builders
2010 Calendar of Events
a Great Association! January 1 - March 14
Indiana General Assembly in Session
EPA Lead Renovator Training Class, Seymour, IN
Please mark the committee(s) and council(s) you are interested in joining (rank your interests if you do not wish to serve on more than one.)
January 13 EPA Lead Renovator Training Class, Indianapolis, IN
Associates Committee: The Associates Committee OSHA Safety Committee: Will consult with INSafe January 19-22 NAHB International Builders' Show, Las Vegas, NV
provides associate members with a networking tool to develop a strategic training plan and participate in
to support, strengthen, and advance our association and the delivery of current safety group-wide training programs. February 1 IBA Legislative Briefing & "Surviving & Thriving" Seminar, Sheraton Hotel, Indpls, IN
the home building industry. The committee is also respon- Staff: Rick Wajda February 1 IBA Legislative Lunch, Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, IN
sible for administering the State Associate of the Year and February 1 IBA "Meet the President" Reception & Office Open House, IBA Office, Indpls, IN
Associate Area Vice Presidents programs. Golf Committee: Produces the annual state golf out-
Staff: Heather Sturgeon ing that is designed to raise funds for Indiana to meet February 2 IBA Board & Committee Meetings, Sheraton Hotel, Indianapolis, IN
Codes Committee: Code experts from around the its NAHB Build-PAC fund raising goal. February 10 EPA Lead Renovator Training Class, Bloomington, IN
state convene to discuss the latest developments in Staff: Heather Sturgeon February 24 EPA Lead Renovator Training Class, New Albany, IN
building codes. The committee recommends policy to the
March 2 EPA Lead Renovator Training Class, Indianapolis, IN
Board that helps IBA to be proactive with the state Housing Protection Fund: Protects the industry and
building commissioner’s office relative to the adoption and the affordability of housing. Carefully crafted strategy March 3 EPA Lead Renovator Training Class, Terre Haute, IN
implementation of codes. Staff: Carlie Hopper for legal defense is the product of this important committee. March 9 EPA Lead Renovator Training Class, South Bend, IN
Rural On-Site Wastewater Subcommittee: Moni- Staff: Rick Wajda
March 8-12 Spring Designation Week, Indianapolis, IN
tors regulations concerning rural wastewater issues
across the state. Staff: Carlie Hopper Land Use Committee: Land developers compare suc- April 17-24 NAHB Spring Board, Washington, DC
Mechanic’s Lien: Works on issues involving cessful strategies from their projects. Competitive April 21 NAHB Legislative Conference, Washington, DC
mechanic’s lien. Staff: Gretchen White guards are relaxed as colleagues network with each other
May 5 IBA Conference, Indianapolis, IN
Green Building Committee: Encourages green in this intensely regulated business.
Staff: Rick Wajda May 5 Build-PAC Fundraiser, Indianapolis, IN
building initiatives. Staff: Gretchen White
Executive Committee: Conducts the affairs of the May 6 IBA Board & Committee Meetings, Indianapolis, IN
Association in accordance with the By-Laws, poli- Professional Designation Committee: Implements
May 16-18 NAHB Green Building Conference, Raleigh, NC
cies, and instructions of the Board. Policy and steering com- Designation program. Staff: Cindy Bussell
May 25 NAHB National Membership Day
mittee of the Association. Staff: Wajda & Bussell
Investment Policy Committee: Reviews the reserve Indiana Remodelers: Comprised of remodelers, is June IBA's Annual Golf Outing
funds of IBA and establishes investments to adhere unified representation to serve the professional
July 18-22 IABO Code Conference, Blue Chip Casino & Spa, Michigan City
to the highest possible yield at the lowest possible risk. remodeler while providing information and education.
Staff: Gretchen White July 20 IBA Code Conference, Blue Chip Casino & Spa, Michigan City
Staff: Cindy Bussell
Audit Committee: Reviews audit with Certified Pub- July 21 IBA Board & Committee Meetings, Blue Chip Casino & Spa, Michigan City
lic Accountant. Reports directly to the Board of Di- Membership Committee: Join IBA’s team of mem- August 5 New Indiana Residential Code (IRC) Seminar, Clarksville, IN
rectors. Staff: Cindy Bussell bers who recruit new members into the association.
Staff: Carlie Hopper August 3-7 NAHB EOC Seminar, Santa Fe, NM
Finance Committee: Studies the finances of the As-
sociation, and makes recommendations of financial August 11 New Indiana Residential Code (IRC) Seminar, Indianapolis, IN
policy to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. IBA’s Educational Scholarship Foundation: Awards September 13-17 Fall Designation Week, Indianapolis, IN
This committee also prepares the annual budget. scholarships and raises funds. Staff: Cindy Bussell
September 21-26 NAHB Fall Board of Directors Meeting, New York, NY
Staff: Cindy Bussell
October National Remodeling Show
Please submit a conflict of interest form along with your committee request.
October 15-17 National Conference on Membership, Colorado Springs, CO
NAME______________________________________________________ PHONE____________________________ November NAHB State & Local Government Affairs Conference
COMPANY__________________________________________________ FAX______________________________ November 15-16 IBA Leadership Training, Board & Committees' Meetings, Indianapolis, IN
TBD Residential Energy Code Seminars around the state
TBD Commercial Energy Code Seminars around the state
Complete and return to: IBA, 101 W. Ohio St., Ste. 1111, Indianapolis, IN 46204. FAX (317) 917-0335.
As of 12/18/2009
Info@BuildIndiana.org. Questions? (800) 377-6334.
January / February, 2010 Indiana Builder News, Page 5
New year – new game plan
W elcome to a New Year! As we
exit and leave behind a year that
for many of us was perhaps the
most difficult year in business we have sur-
Before I get to option two, I will make
this comment, I have been accused of wear-
ing “rose colored glasses before” so this will
be no different!
To accomplish this task, I suggest that
each one of us can invest less time inviting
a current peer into membership than it takes
to play a round of golf. My question to you
vived, it is imperative we refocus and cre- Option 2: Declare war on the current is this: Is your membership valuable enough
ate a game plan for moving forward with Movement market, fight for our jobs and our industry that you want to have those professionals’
success in 2010! and do not take no for an answer when in- you surround yourself with who are not
Success and accomplishment means
Doug Miller, GMB, viting our peers into membership. The first members, join in the fight for housing in-
something different to each one of us, but CGB, CGP, CAPS objection is that this is an impossible posi- dustry jobs and affordable housing in the
we can agree that we must move forward, DL Miller Construction tion — I say this is the greatest opportunity great state of Indiana? An emphatic YES!
we must grow our businesses (we have been Membership Chairman placed before each one of us in a long time. Strength in numbers is the obvious ben-
stagnant long enough) and we must create With the pace of business much slower, we efit of growth! A collective voice is far more
a better business environment. ability of IBA’s members to be competitive truly have the time to effectively commu- powerful than one voice standing alone.
We are all members of some organiza- at providing needed services to the com- nicate our personal reasons for being mem- Couple this with a common vision and col-
tion or group while simply supporting oth- munity. It is a true win, win situation! bers of IBA and spelled out above are at lective mindset, IBA will move housing
ers: examples include churches, service or- In addition, continued education and so- least half a dozen reasons that we get re- forward.
ganizations, gyms, weight watchers, trade cial networking assists members in taking turns on our membership investment. As an industry group, we cannot afford
associations, symphonies, museums, food advantage of other market opportunities. Our 2009 president, Dennis Spidel, GMB, to let regulations and legislation drive our
pantries, local sports teams, country clubs, The education assists in promoting stan- CGB, CGR, CGP, encouraged each member business, we must steer the process. We can
etc. Reasons for membership vary, but I dards of performance and service/quality to recruit one new member in 2010. That only accomplish this by growing our mem-
suspect the real motivation is to improve that set members apart from non-members suggestion has been uttered before. Please bership.
ourselves while giving back to our com- while increasing the meaning of “profes- take a moment at the truly profound impact As members, we must each commit to
munity. sional”. The ability to demonstrate good that action would have on the building in- growing membership!
Memberships create loyalty and partici- practice to consumers solidifies their com- dustry in the state of Indiana and indirectly Let us honor the idea of membership,
pation, provide support and typically will fort level in selecting an IBA member to do on IBA membership! make it meaningful and make it valuable!
sustain the members. Members enjoy in- business with.
teraction with one another and this social The framework of IBA also provides struc-
experience tends to support personal and
group goals. Membership can be ideologi-
ture for business to business relationships.
Membership encourages an ethical ap-
More contractors needed for IBA
cal, which assists in attaining common proach to conducting business in the hous-
goals. Community service is often a direct ing industry. Member business plans are home energy conservation program
result of the mission statement of the orga- indirectly supported by IBA membership class to Mike@BuildIndiana.org. Only
nization. which through leadership is committed to ore contractors are needed for the
Indiana Builders Association’s those who have completed the on-line pro-
In the case of IBA, as members and po- keep housing affordable to all Indiana fami-
Home Energy Conservation Pro- posal request for information and want to
tential members what are we looking for? lies. This is accomplished thru a myriad of
gram. IBA is a subgrantee of the Indiana work with IBA will be considered for sub-
Should we be looking for support that helps options including minimizing the impact
Housing and Community Development Au- mission into a class.
us run a more profitable business? Should of regulations and codes on housing, ben-
thority (IHCDA) to administer the Indiana IBA had a special Web site created to
we expect effective representation of indus- efiting all members.
Home Energy Conservation Program to manage the program. All documents needed
try interests at all levels of the legislative IBA is also prepared to work with non-
3,334 Indiana residents. Over $21 million to perform the services are on
and regulatory process? Should members members and co-operate with other asso-
dollars will be spent on energy conserva- www.IBAEnergy.org. Auditors and contrac-
be supported to proactively improve their ciations in allied sectors on matters of joint
tion measurers in 38 counties across Indi- tors utilize this site for information, testing
competitiveness? Does IBA offer best prac- concern. IBA recently worked with NAHB
ana. results, and work orders. All auditors and
tice information and offer suggestions to on the “tax credit” initiative for home buy-
IBA is contracting with independent au- contractors must submit all information on-
members for improving practices? Does IBA ers, which will reduce inventory and pro-
ditors and contractors to perform the home line.
offer good public relations and communi- vide a level of sustained activity, benefit-
energy conservation measures. All audi- Updates on the program will be posted
cations to the public and government? We ing all members.
tors and contractors must have completed as they become available at
need only to look at last years’ accomplish- Digressing, we go back to the beginning;
training through the IHCDA prior to begin- www.IBAEnergy.org.
ments to answer yes to all of the questions we are at the beginning of 2010, our mem-
proposed. bership has diminished for obvious reasons. ning any work. IBA will select auditors
Saint Joseph Lagrange Steuben
In one fell swoop, by working So where does membership go from here? I and contractors based on information sub- LaPorte
#1512 #1572 #1572
proactively with the state of Indiana, IBA believe we have only two options. mitted through the www.IBAEnergy.org Lake
won the opportunity to oversee the IBA Option 1: Let the current market drive web site. IBA will set pricing for auditors Starke #1554
Home Energy Conservation Program, which membership growth. This simply means we and contractors. All contractors must be Fulton
not only creates jobs for our members, but lean back in the drivers’ seat, say to our- paid at least prevailing wages and will need Newton #1550 #1541
includes the training and best practices to selves this is the best it is going to get and to submit certified payrolls weekly. White
#1519 Wells Adams
#1519 #1528 #1528
achieve the desired outcome while visibly ignore the growth opportunity before us. Those interested in contracting with IBA Benton Carroll
keeping members in the eye of the commu- Many of us are already convinced that for the Home Energy Conservation Program Tippecanoe
#1552 Blackford Jay
Warren #1556 #1556
nity. It also sets a solid statement about the growth is impossible. must submit information, enter into an agree- #1548
ment with IBA, and supply additional in- Fountain
formation (such as proof of insurance, train- Montgomery #1544 #1544
ing certificates, etc.) before being eligible Vermillion Hancock #1598 #1570
IBA new member who receives a $100 Parke Hendricks Marion #1544
for work. Anyone interested in performing Putnam Rush Fayette Union
auditing and/or contracting services for IBA Morgan Johnson Shelby
Sears gift card this month...
must complete the proposal request on-line #1582 Clay Owen
at www.IBAEnergy.org. Auditors also need Monroe Brown Bartholomew
#1508 #1508 Ripley
to complete and submit all documents re- Greene
quired on the Auditor Contract Checklist Lawrence
also available at www.IBAEnergy.org. Con- Knox Daviess Martin
tractors need to complete and submit all Orange #1566 Clark
documents required on the Contractor Con- #1563 Dubois Floyd
#1530 Crawford #1566
tract Checklist also available at
(800) 359-2000 www.IBAEnergy.org. Those who have not
taken the IHCDA approved training will
need to e-mail your request to be added to a
Page 6, Indiana Builder News January / February, 2010
January / February, 2010 Indiana Builder News, Page 7
News from around the state
IBA Government Affairs Director
Gretchen White catches up with State
Representative Randy Borror at a re-
The East Central Indiana Builders Association, based in Muncie, elected their 2010 New year, new residential code
Board of Directors at their annual Christmas Luncheon. Installing the officers was
IBA Chief Operating Officer Cindy Bussell (left).
I n December 2008, Indiana’s Fire Pre-
vention and Building Safety Com-
mission authorized review of the next
statewide residential code. After establish-
IBA past president Jud Motsenbocker,
CGR, congratulates Juli Metsker, CAPS
on being elected 2010 President of the
ing guidelines, choosing the 2009 Interna-
tional Residential Code (IRC) as a base
code, meeting every three weeks for a year,
East Central Indiana Builders Associa- and discussing over 400 proposed code
tion. Metzker works for Jud Construc- changes, the IRC Review Committee’s work
tion. is nearly complete.
Some of the highlights of the Regulatory Affairs Director
Committee’s work include:
* Including an egress window in every to meet January 7 and 28, 2010 at the Sterrett
basement; Center in Lawrence to discuss the remain-
* Including an option for a wireless ing proposed code changes.
Register now for the 2010 NAHB Builders smoke alarm system;
* Increasing energy efficiency by 40 per-
Once its review is complete, all propos-
als approved by the committee are prepared
Convention to be held in January 2010 cent;
* Deleting requirements for AFCI, fire
in one document, and the proposed rule be-
gins the promulgation process. For a
egistration for the 2010 Interna- tered by January 18, 2010. After January sprinkler systems, and carbon monoxide chart detailing the rule adoption process,
R tional Builders Show and
Nextbuild (R) to be held in Las
Vegas, NV on
January 19-22 is available
18, the on-site fee will be $425.
New this year – a member 4-day exhibits
registration will be free if reg-
istered by December 11, 2009.
* Changing the seismic design catego-
ries in southwest Indiana counties from D0
The new IRC will likely be effective this
to C and C1; and summer and IBA will offer training around
at www.BuildersShow.com. From December 12 to January * Disapproving a proposed code change the state to educate its members and build-
The Indiana Builders Asso- 18, the exhibit floor pass will to protect floors. ing officials on the changes to residential
ciation room blocks have be $75 and after January 18, The IRC Review Committee is scheduled construction.
been assigned to two ho- the onsite price will be $125.
tels, Paris and Caesars Pal- Members who have not
ace. registered for the show as an
Registration for a Mem- NAHB member in the past are You think fire
ber Full Registration Package, allowing at- eligible for the first time attendee rate of sprinklers are the
tendees to go to any of the 175+ education $100.
seminars, and includes access to the exhibit For more information about the Show, visit best way to
floor all four days, will be $295 IF regis- www.BuildersShow.com. protect your home?
Model home deduction saves builders thousands Check
n response to IBA’s success- a memorandum and form for build-
ful lobbying efforts in the In- ers to fill out to claim a property tax mailbox.
diana General Assembly this deduction for the 2008 payable 2009
Sprinkler manufacturers want cities
year, the Indiana Department of Lo- tax year for a model/spec home. and counties across the country
cal Government Finance has released Visit IBA’s website to download the to require fire sprinklers in new
single-family homes. They say that
application at http:// these sprinklers offer a guarantee
against fire deaths that smoke
w w w. b u i l d i n d i a n a . o r g / p d f / alarms systems don’t. But these
companies don’t have the facts to
ModelHomeActApplication.pdf. back up these claims. And one
manufacturer is still paying the price
A memo with additional details is
IBA to host available on-line at http://
from a 2001 product recall of
35 million fire sprinklers. Let’s go
with the technology that works.
Make sure your home has a
legislative briefing www.in.gov/dlgf/files/ 090528- working smoke alarm system.
And visit smokealarmswork.org to
_Rushenberg_Memo_- learn more.
& lunch Model_Residence_Deduction_for_
February 1st the_2008_Assessment_Date.pdf.
The form is also available on-line
see page 9 for details at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/
Page 8, Indiana Builder News January / February, 2010
All members needed at the 2010
Legislative Briefing and Lunch
Contact Elected Officials What is voterVoice?
he Indiana General Assembly is in
session and legislators are cur-
Make Your Voice Heard voterVoice is your quick and rently debating issues impacting Proactive
easy means to communicate the industry. Mark your calendar today for
with elected officials on both IBA’s Legislative Briefing and Lunch on
Up-To-Date State & By Gretchen White,
your personal and industry Monday, February 1st.
Local Government Government Affairs
issues. The mid-morning briefing, beginning at
Information 10:30 a.m., will include discussion on is- Director,
Indiana Builders Association
sues being debated in the legislature that
voterVoice will select your will impact the industry. With talking points
elected officials from your in-hand members will then go to the State-
business and home address house for lunch with their legislators. Spe- Materials.
information. In addition to cial thanks to sponsors: Frost Brown Todd, The IBA Board of Directors and commit-
personally contacting your Charlie Pechette, and Indiana Statewide As- tee meetings will be held the following day,
sociation of Rural Electric Cooperatives. Tuesday, February 2nd. Members are encour-
officials, you will receive alerts
Drive yourself or bring a carload of mem- aged to stay in town that evening and take
from IBA so your voice can be bers from the area and come prepared to your legislators to dinner for continued con-
heard on industry issues. reconnect and meet legislators from around versation on key issues. Legislator’s calen-
the state. With hundreds of bills and amend- dars fill quickly so invite them early. IBA
Stay up-to-date. Make your ments being considered by legislators, it is staff can provide phone numbers if needed.
“I made voice heard and join today. important to make sure your legislators un- IBA’s mission includes representation at
a difference.” All IBA members are
derstand the potential impact of legislation
for the industry. Continued success of the
the Statehouse and this is the one event cen-
tered around membership participation with
eligible to sign up as a FREE association’s initiatives centers around state legislators. Please take time to attend
member service. membership participation at this important the legislative lunch and ensure a loud
event. voice for the industry is heard on February
After lunch, attendees will head to the 1st.
Who Should Register? Sheraton Downtown for the “Surviving and IBA staff monitors and works with legis-
Thriving” Seminar. Attendees will learn lators on a daily basis, but hearing first-hand
how industry members have adjusted their from constituents on how their vote on key
ALL IBA MEMBERS SHOULD voterVoice Registration business plans to be successful and turn a issues will impact small businesses is very
REGISTER! It is likely you profit in the tough economic times. important.
have employees residing and Yes, sign me up today to be
Following the seminar, members will go Cost to attend the Monday activities is
voting in areas you do proactive at the grassroots
level. to the new IBA office for the President’s $25 per person and must be prepaid (VISA/
business, and keeping them reception. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and MC and checks accepted). See page 9 for
up-to-date and informed I want to receive future alerts fellowship are on the agenda. Special thanks more details and a registration form. Ques-
about candidates and issues from IBA. to sponsors: Momper Insulation – Elkhart, tions, call IBA at (800)377-6334 or e-mail
in their communities creates Ft. Wayne, Valparaiso and Rose Brick & Gretchen@buildindiana.org.
a stronger voting block for
the industry. After you sign First Name___________________ Tax Credit (from page 1) the credit amount you qualify for, the gov-
up, encourage your Last Name___________________ $225,000. ernment will send you a check for the dif-
employees to register also! Suffix_____ * Single or head-of-household taxpayers ference.
E-mail_______________________ who earn between $125,000 and $145,000, * For example: A first-time buyer who
and married couples who earn between qualifies for the full $8,000 credit who owes
Home Information $5,000 in federal income taxes would pay
$225,000 and $245,000 are eligible to re-
nothing to the IRS and receive a $3,000
Easy 3-Step Registration Address______________________
ceive a partial credit.
payment from the government. If you are
City________________ State____ * The credit is not available for single
taxpayers whose MAGI is greater than due to receive a $1,000 refund, you would
1. Visit IBA’s website: $145,000 and married couples with a MAGI receive $9,000 ($1,000 plus the $8,000 first-
http:// Business Information that exceeds $245,000. time home buyer tax credit).
* Another example: A repeat buyer who
www.BuildIndiana.org/ Effective Dates
Your Title____________________ owes $5,000 would pay nothing to the IRS
VoterVoice.htm - Click on Phone_______________________ * The eligibility period for the tax credit and receive $1,500 back from the govern-
the voterVoice logo. Company_____________________ is for homes purchased after the date the ment. If you are due to get a $1,000 refund,
Co. Address__________________ legislation was enacted, and before May 1, you would get $7,500 ($1,000 plus the
City________________ State____ 2010. However, home purchases subject to
2. Click on ‘New users Zip_____ a binding sales contract signed prior to April
$6,500 repeat buyer tax credit).
* All qualified home buyers can take the
click here’. Returning 30, 2010 will qualify for the tax credit pro- tax credit on their 2009 or 2010 income tax
users can log in here, as vided closing occurs prior to July 1, 2010. return.
Complete and return this form to:
well. Indiana Builders Association Types of Homes that Qualify Payback Provisions
101 W. Ohio St., Ste. 1111 * All homes with a purchase price of less * The tax credit is a true credit. It does
Indianapolis, IN 46204 than $800,000 qualify, including newly- not have to be repaid unless the home owner
constructed or resale, and single-family de- sells or stops using the home as their princi-
Or fill out the form online by visiting tached, townhomes or condominiums, pro-
IBA’s Web site: pal residence within three years after the
vided that the home will be used as their purchase.
principal residence. Vacation home and Visit www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com
rental property purchases do NOT qualify. for more detailed information on the new
3. Fill out the short user Questions? Call Gretchen at Tax Credit is Refundable tax credit or contact Gwyn Donohue at 800-
profile and follow the (800) 377-6334 * A refundable credit means that if the 368-5242 x8447 or via e-mail at
instructions. amount of income taxes you owe is less than firstname.lastname@example.org.
January / February, 2010 Indiana Builder News, Page 9
Indiana Builders Association’s February Conference
February 1-2, 2010 - Indianapolis
Legislative Briefing & Lunch Schedule of Events
- All IBA members needed at the 2010 Legislative Briefing and Lunch -
Briefing Feb. 1, 10:30 -11:15 am, Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Monday, February 1, 2010
Lunch Feb. 1, 11:30- 1:00 pm - Indiana Statehouse Time Item Location
The Indiana General Assembly is in session and legislators are currently 10:30 -11:15 am Legislative Briefing Sheraton Indpls. City Centre
debating issues impacting the industry. Mark your calendar today for IBA’s 11:30 - 1:00 pm Legislative Lunch Indiana Statehouse
Legislative Briefing and Lunch on Monday, February 1st. 2:00 - 4:00 pm Surviving & Thriving Sheraton Indpls. City Centre
The mid-morning briefing, beginning at 10:30 am at the Sheraton India- Seminar
napolis City Centre, will include discussion on issues being debated in the 4:00 - 6:00 pm President’s Reception Indiana Builders Assn. Office
Sponsored by: legislature that will impact the industry. With talking points in-hand members 6:00 pm Members take legislators to dinner on their own
will then go to the Statehouse for lunch with their legislators.
Drive yourself or bring a carload of members from the area and come Tuesday, February 2, 2010
prepared to reconnect and meet legislators from around the state. With Time Item Location
hundreds of bills and amendments being considered by legislators, it is 8:30 - 10:30 am Executive Committee Sheraton Indpls. City Centre
important to make sure your legislators understand the potential impact of 10:30 - 11:30 am Committee Meetings Sheraton Indpls. City Centre
legislation for the industry. Continued success of the association’s initiatives Local Presidents/Area Vice Presidents
centers around membership participation at this important event. Local Executive Officers’ Council
IBA’s mission includes representation at the Statehouse and this is the one Housing Protection Fund Board
event centered around membership participation with state legislators. Please Rural On-Site Wastewater
take time to attend the legislative briefing and lunch and ensure a loud voice Remodelers
Charlie Pechette for the industry is heard on February 1st. 11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
Cost to attend the Monday activities is $25 per person and must be 12:30 - 2:00 pm Codes Committee Sheraton Indpls. City Centre
prepaid (VISA/MC and checks accepted). Register below, by e-mailing 1:00 - 2:00 pm Committee Meetings Sheraton Indpls. City Centre
Take Your Legislator to Dinner Heather@buildindiana.org, or by calling the IBA office at 1-800-377-6334, Green
Stay in town Monday evening and take your ext. 207. Membership/Associates
Legislators to dinner. A relaxing dinner can pro- Land Use
vide the perfect stage to continue conversation on President’s Reception OSHA Safety
key housing industry issues. Get a group together Feb. 1, 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Indiana Builders Association Office 2:30 - 4:00 pm IBA Board Meeting Sheraton Indpls. City Centre
to share the costs and to share an evening of Following the seminar, members will go to the new IBA office for the
fellowship. President’s reception. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and fellowship are on
Legislators’ calendars fill quickly so invite them the agenda. Special thanks to sponsors: Momper Insulation – Elkhart,
early. IBA staff can provide phone numbers. Ft. Wayne, Valparaiso and Rose Brick & Materials. Locations
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, 32 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Indiana Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Surviving & Thriving Seminar Indiana Builders Assoc., 101 W. Ohio St., Ste. 1111, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Feb. 1, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre
After lunch, attendees will head to the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre for a
“Surviving and Thriving” Seminar. Attendees will learn how industry members Indiana Builders Association’s February Conference February 1-2, 2010 - Indianapolis
have adjusted their business plans to be successful and turn a profit in the tough
economic times. Facilitated by IBA President Andy Place, Sr., CGB, CGP, the o Legislative Briefing - 10:30-11:15 o President’s Reception - 4:00-6:00
seminar promises insight and out of the box thinking. Panelists include: Kathy o Legislative Lunch at Statehouse 11:30-1:00 o Committee Meetings
Mackey, president and owner of ReDirections, and Donnie Stash, CGP, Stash
o Surviving & Thriving Seminar - 2:00-4:00 o Board Meeting - 2:00-4:30
IBA Board and Committee Meetings Company ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Feb. 2, 8:30 - 4:00 pm Contact Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Registration Fee
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre $25 for IBA members
IBA’s Board of Directors will hold their first meeting of the year in conjunction $75 for non-members
with the February Conference. Several committees will meet to review and set City, State, Zip ____________________________________________________________________________________________
policy. Discussions will include legislative issues impacting the housing industry, Phone _______________________________________________________ FAX _______________________________________________________
builder licensing, property tax caps, IBA’s home energy conservation program,
Registrant(s) Name ___________________________________________________E-mail ______________________________________
and fire sprinklers.
All members are encouraged to attend. Mandatory attendance needed from Registrant(s) Name ___________________________________________________E-mail ______________________________________ Complete and return to
all local presidents, state directors, life directors, and senior life directors.
Registrant(s) Name ___________________________________________________E-mail ______________________________________ Indiana Builders Association
There is no cost to attend the committee meetings or the Board meeting. 101 W. Ohio Street, Ste. 1111
Registrant(s) Name ___________________________________________________E-mail ______________________________________ Indianapolis, IN 46204
H OTEL A CCOMMODATIONS Registrant(s) Name ___________________________________________________E-mail ______________________________________ FAX (317) 917-0335
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, 32 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 Payment Procedure Heather@BuildIndiana.org
The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre is the headquarter hotel for the IBA Total Amount Due $_________________
February Conference. A limited number of overnight rooms are available on a No refunds for cancellations or no shows. Questions?
first-come, first-served basis at $99 single/double. Call the Sheraton Indianapolis ____ Check Enclosed
City Centre at 1-888-627-8186. Identify you are with the Indiana Builders ____ MC/Visa # ______________________________Exp. Date _____ Zip __________Signature ____________________________________ ext. 207
Association to receive the special discounted group rate.
Page 10, Indiana Builder News January / February, 2010
Snag Two Designations in One Week
The Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation program The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation
teaches environmentally friendly green program teaches the technical, business
techniques and business management management, and customer service skills
skills essential to serve the market. essential to serve the aging-in-place market.
Registration Form: (one form per attendee) Classes are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Name ____________________________________________________ Business Management for Building Professionals (CGP, CAPS, CGB, CGR, CGA)
Whether you are starting a new business or want to improve your current business, this
course can provide you with a variety of essential “tools” for your business management
Address ___________________________________________________ toolbox. This course discusses the components of a business plan; defining and staffing
City/State/Zip ______________________________________________ your business; performance tools for managing and monitoring administration, sales,
and production, and strategies for managing common challenges experienced in startup
Phone ________________________ Fax ________________________ businesses. By using case studies and sample forms, your instructors give you practical
E-mail ________________________________ Local HBA __________ and applicable tools for management success.
Green Building for Building Professionals (CGP, CGB, CGA, GMR) ____ March 10, 2010 Indianapolis - $175 HBA Member / $200 NAHB Members
In the “Green Building” course, learn how green homes provide buyers with lower $225 non-HBA Member
energy costs and higher value. This 2-day course for building professionals discusses Marketing & Communications Strategies for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS)
strategies for incorporating green-building principles into homes without driving up Seventy-seven million potential customers are waiting to hire your company. Baby
the cost of construction. You will learn how green homes provide buyers lower Boomers are approaching retirement age, while their parents have retained their own
maintenance, better indoor air quality and better long-term value. Techniques are also homes later in life than any previous generation. As a result, communities specifically
discussed for competitively differentiating your home products with increased indoor designed for older homeowners constitute a growing segment of the remodeling market.
environmental quality as well as energy and resource efficiency. Learn how your firm can identify and serve the needs of an aging population.
____ March 8-9, 2010 Indianapolis - $300 HBA Member / $325 NAHB Members / ____ March 11, 2010 Indianapolis - $175 HBA Member / $200 NAHB Members
$350 non-HBA Member $225 non-HBA Member
Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS)
Over a lifetime a house fills with memories. Physical limitations often force older
Both days of the Green Building for people out of their homes when sensible remodeling could preserve a cherished way of
Building Professionals are approved for life. The “Home Modifications” course teaches remodelers the relevant codes and
6 hours of continuing education credit standards, depicts common barriers, and demonstrates how to redesign living areas for
toward Indiana’s real estate license. safety and comfort.
____ March 12, 2010 Indianapolis - $175 HBA Member / $200 NAHB Members
$225 non-HBA Member
____ $25/course additional charge if registering within 14 days of class
Questions? Contact Cindy Bussell Total Amount Due: $________ Fees due prior to course.
(800) 377-6334 ext. 203 Payment Method: ___ Check Enclosed
Cindy@BuildIndiana.org ___ MasterCard ___ Visa
Card #_____________________________________________Exp. Date________
Return Completed Form: Signature __________________________________________________________
Indiana Builders Association Cancellation Policy:
101 W. Ohio St., Ste. 1111 Written cancellations made prior to 14 days of course will receive a refund less 50%
administrative fee. Registrants who fail to attend the course without 14 days prior
Indianapolis, IN 46204 written notification are liable for the entire fee.
FAX (317) 917-0335
Graduation Fees: $145 HBA members/$245 non-HBA members payable to NAHB Uni-
versity of Housing.
Annual Renewal Fees: $50 HBA members/$75 non-HBA members payable to the NAHB
University of Housing.
CAPS continuing education requirements: CAPS designates are required to complete
12 hours of continuing education every 3 years, and 6 of the 12 hours must be from an
NAHB University of Housing course and the remaining 6 hours may be earned by
completing approved state and local seminars, NAHB seminars, or college courses
related to the building industry with a maximum of 2 hours earned by participating in
community service projects (work done for the public good without compensation).
CGP continuing education requirements: CGP designates are required to complete 12
hours of continuing education every 3 years. 6 of the 12 hours must be from NAHB
University of Housing educational activities. A minimum of 8 hours is required to
come from green building industry related educational activities.
January / February, 2010 Indiana Builder News, Page 11
Legislative (from page 1)
ing and child-occupied facilities. It is Land Development - School Funding
scheduled to go into effect on April 22, - Smart Growth - Age Restricted Housing Incentives
2010. IBA is opposed to any legislative or
regulatory attempt to make the program
- Farmland Preservation
- Retention Ponds
- TIF Districts IBA to host
more stringent than the Federal program. - Voluntary Annexation Insurance legislative briefing
- Private Property Rights - Workers’ Compensation
Green Building - Eminent Domain - Medical Insurance & lunch
Green Building has grabbed national me- - Planning & Zoning - Title Insurance
dia attention over the past few years – em- - Archeology February 1st
phasizing the importance of green build- For more details, contact IBA’s CEO Rick see page 9 for details
ing and energy efficiency. Builders and Taxation Wajda, Government Affairs Director
homeowners have taken note, understand- - Property Tax Caps Gretchen White or Regulatory Affairs Di-
ing the value of building new homes to vari- - Model/Speculative Home Exemption rector Carlie Hopper at (800) 377-6334.
ous Green Building Standards which re- - Real Estate Transfer Tax
quire an independent third-party verifier
and asking for energy efficient features to
reduce energy costs as well as water con-
sumption. IBA has been doing its part to Certified Lead Renovator
make sure builders are educated on the lat-
est practices and are able to educate the
consumer. IBA has a Green Building Com-
mittee which focuses on building practices,
offers the Certified Green Building Profes- Beginning April 22, 2010, if your company engages in
sional educational designation, hosts an remodeling and repair/maintenance, electrical work,
annual Go Green Conference, and pushes plumbing, painting, carpentry, or window replace- Fines can be up to $32,500
the ANSI-certified National Green Build-
ing Standard which incorporates new con- ment that disturbs 6 square feet or more of paint per per day, per violation!
struction as well as remodeling practices. room inside, or 20 square feet or more on the exterior
IBA supports an incentive given to those of a home, child care facility or school built before
Can you afford not to
who choose to build or remodel utilizing
Green Building practices and remains op-
1978 then you must have at least one worker from comply?
posed to efforts mandating Green Building your f irm be a certif ied lead renovator.
standards in residential or commercial
building. There are still additional upfront
costs associated with these practices and a The training will focus on new work practices and important information needed to comply
voluntary, market driven approach allows
consumers to choose features they are able with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead-Based Paint, Renovation, Repair, and
to afford. Painting Program which goes into effect April 22, 2010.
Other issues and policies that IBA is moni- Attend the full-day training class and receive a certif ication good for f ive years.
Class sizes are limited so REGISTER today.
Construction Codes & Standards
- Statewide Building Code
- Building Code Mandates Registration Information Schedule
- Building Permit & Inspection Fees 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Green Building January 12, 2010 in Seymour includes a one-hour lunch
- Fire Sprinklers on your own break
January 13, 2010 in Indianapolis
February 10, 2010 in Bloomington Hosted by the Class Fee
Energy & Environment Indiana Builders Association $225 for IBA members
- Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems; Com- February 24, 2010 in New Albany
bined Sewer Overflows
$250 for non-members
March 2, 2010 in Indianapolis
- Mold Remediation
March 3, 2010 in Terre Haute
- No More Stringent Than Corresponding
Federal Provisions March 9, 2010 in South Bend
- Water Pollution Control Board Member- Sponsored by the
ship SuperFleet SuperAmerica Complete and return to
- Wetland Mitigation Indiana Builders Association
Exact locations will be identified on registrants confirmation letters.
- Lead Paint 101 W. Ohio Street, Ste. 1111
Name ____________________________________________________________ Indianapolis, IN 46204
Business Regulation Company _________________________________________________________ FAX (317) 917-0335
- Economic Development Address __________________________________________________________ Heather@BuildIndiana.org
- Impact Fees
- Foreclosure Issues City, State, Zip _____________________________________________________ Questions?
- Homeowners Associations Phone ____________________________ FAX ___________________________ 1-800-377-6334
- Home Inspectors E-mail ___________________________________________________________ ext. 207
- Mechanic’s Lien
- Home Warranties Payment Procedure Certain previous EPA approved training courses may qualify you to take only a 1/2
day course. You may research on the EPA web site. If you qualify for the 1/2 day
Total Amount Due $____________ refresher course, please contact IBA.
Labor Immigration ____ Check Enclosed
- Right to Work ____ MC/Visa # ______________________Exp. Date _____ Zip __________Signature ____________________
- Workforce Training
- Employee Classification Written cancellations made at least 14 days before class will receive a refund less a 50% administrative fee.
Registrants who fail to attend the course without 14 days prior written notification are liable for the entire fee.
- Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
Page 12, Indiana Builder News January / February, 2010
Welcome IBA’s 2009 New Members
Dearborn County Fort Wayne Products Town & Country Home Galloway Appraisal Service Valparaiso Exterior Designers
Premier Properties Real Estate Accent Cabinet Co. Grand Openings of Indiana Services Goodrich Quality Mechanical & Bathfitters
Ben Schmucker Construction Harris N.A. Trim-A-Door Jim Kitchel Agency Van Noort & Associates PC
Dubois County CL&S Hiday Custom Builders Wilson Crane
Dubois CD Soil & Water Chapman Landscaping Hines & Company Zimpfer Construction Northeast Indiana Porter County
Cons. District Choice Designs by Carma Howie’s Insulation Crooked Lake Beach Club A&M Farm Center
Knies & Hasendur General Colvin Bathroom Design & Integrity Painting and Interior LaPorte County Musson Builders Aluminum Innovations
Contractor Remodeling Decorating Built Right Construction Servco Andersen Windows
RE/Max Realty Plus Creative Wall Designs Just Kitchens & Baths Mark Hill Custom Builders Star Homes By Delagrange & Ashford Builders
Sears Garage Doors & More Donovan Engineering Land Development & National City Bank Riechart BH
Shelton Construction Fairfield Electric Building Co. Pellla Windows/National Washler Construction Border Magic Of NW Indiana
Galbraith & Sons Landscap- M.C. Steel & Crane Service Building Products CU Mortgage
East Central ing & Nursery MDStrum Housing Services REL/MAX Affiliates Northwest Indiana Custom Designers
Classic Audio Video Gerber Building Services Marsh Building Supply Van Gogh 1st Choice Oak Log Homes Dan Balch Painting
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IBA welcomes Indiana’s 2010 local builders association presidents
T he Indiana Builders Association
welcomes the following individu-
als to the leadership team for 2010
as they serve as presidents of their local
Bryce Pickering, CGB, CAPS, CSP,
CGP, Pickering Homes, will lead the Por-
ter County BA. He has worked in the con-
struction industry for seven years building
builds and remodels residential homes, av-
eraging 45 new homes annually in the
$200,000 to $450,000 price range. He is a
Spike Club member.
Robin Verta, CAPS, CGP, Vice President
of J.C. Builders, will lead the BIA of North-
west Indiana. She has 20 plus years experi-
ence in the housing industry. J.C. Builders
builders associations. and remodeling single family homes. He Dan Study, CGP, Chapel Homes, does custom new home construction, aver-
Rob Carlson, Carlson Homes, will lead typically builds six homes per year in the Spencerville, will lead the BA of Northeast aging ten per year in the $500,000+ price
the Marshall County HBA. Carlson has $200,000 to $500,000 price range. He has Indiana. A custom single family builder range. She is a Spike Club member.
been in the housing industry for 25 years constructing 40 in his lifetime. He is a Spike and remodeler, he has been in the industry Dennis Voegerl, CGB, CAPS, CGP,
building approximately 30 residential Club member. for 23 years, building 180 homes during Voegerl Construction of Huntingburg, will
homes annually in the $125,000 to Jay Shipley, Vice President of Bob his career. He typically builds six to ten lead the Dubois County BA. Voegerl has
$250,000 price range. Buescher Homes, will lead the HBA of Fort homes per year in the $150,000 to $750,000 worked in the housing industry for over 20
Shane Clements, Eagle Construction in Wayne in 2010. He has been in the housing price range. He also develops lots. He is a years and built more than 140 units in his
Evansville, will lead the Southwestern In- industry for 36 years. Bob Buescher Homes Spike Club member. lifetime, ranging in price from $100,000 to
diana BA. During his 12 year career in the $600,000. He also develops land.
housing industry, he is a general contractor
and land developer who typically builds
50 homes annually in the $100,000 to
$300,000 price range. He is a Spike Club
Official Sign Sponsor of the Indiana Builders Association.
member and has won ten parade of homes
Adam DeVon, CGP, DeVon Custom
Homes, will lead the HBA of St. Joseph Val-
ley in 2010. Adam is the son of Dale DeVon
and has worked along side his father for the
past nine years. DeVon Custom Homes
builds approximately 10 homes per year in
the $100,000 to $700,000 price range.
Jeffrey Loucks, CGB, CAPS, CGP, J.L.
Construction, will lead the BA of Elkhart
County. During his 25 year career in resi-
dential remodeling, new construction, and
light commercial construction, he has built
200 homes in the $150,000 to $1.5 million
dollars price range, averaging six to eight
annually. He is a Spike Club member and
he was awarded the BAEC Builder of the
Year in 2008.
Juli Metsker, CAPS, Jud Construction,
will lead the Muncie-based East Central In-
diana BA in 2010. She has over 26 years
experience in the housing industry and
works for Jud Construction in sales and de-
sign. Jud Construction is a remodeling firm
whose projects average $8,000 each. In
2008 she was awarded Builder of the Year.
John Neff, Neff Construction, will lead
the HBA of Greater Terre Haute. He is a
general contractor, new homes and remod-
eling projects. With over 35 years experi-
ence, he typically builds three homes an-
nually in the $100,000 to $1.5 million dol-
lar price range. He has built 25 during his
IBA members can
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on all your
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