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Place elected 2010 president of IBA                                                                 IBA 2010 legislative initiatives include
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         ollowing in his father’s footsteps,
         Andy Place, Sr., CGB, CGP, became                                                          supporting property tax caps
         the 58th President of the Indiana


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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
office.
                                                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-
                                                meetings.
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
retention.
                                                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-
 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
  PERMIT NO. 279




                                                                                                    Property Tax Caps in Constitution                 dards on persons performing renovations
   US POSTAGE
    PRSRT STD




                                                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)
       PAID




                                                                                                    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




                                                Income Limits
                                                                                                                                                                                     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-
                                                                                                                                                                                     Training Courses!
                                                    * 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
                            Builder
                             News                        H       opefully the holidays were full
                                                                of love and joy for you and
                                                                your family.
                                                                                                                                 President’s
                                                                                                                                  Message
                                                                                                                                                            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.
                                                                                                                                      President,
              (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
          andy.place.sr@placebuilders.com
Vice President Doug Miller, GMB, CGB, CAPS, CGP
          doug@dlmillerconstruction.com
                                                         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.
          wwright@willwrightbuildingcorp.com             Indianapolis. The alliance will be in effect    grams such as the Consultation Program and              For more information on the alliance,
Secretary Greg Furnish
          gregfurnish@yahoo.com
                                                         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, tch13@aol.com
Area 2 Linda Rogers,
       linda@nugentbuilders.com
Area 3 Jim Klotz, jrklotz@mchsi.com
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,
                                                                                                                    One House,
       andreahomesinc@ffni.com
Area 5 Heath VanNatter, CGP,
       vannatterv@aol.com
Area 6 Tom Fuller, GMB, CGB, CGP, CAPS,
       tom@tafullerhomes.com
                                                         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
       dan@klcbuilders.com
Area 8 Ryan Baker, GMB, CGB, CGP                         event for the Indiana Builders Association.
       rbaker@rjbuilders.net                              The alliance will allow IBA members to
Area 9 Ken Phillips, CGR, CAPS, CGP, CGB,                request INSAFE consultations and they
          ken_phillips@premierremodeling-in.com
                                                         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-
       halk@rosebrick.com
                                                         tegic training plan to benefit the IBA mem-
Area 2 Niki Phillippe,
       nphillippe@morschesbuildersmart.com               bership.
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-
       hoosier-door-935@comcast.net
                                                         ted to workplace safety when the market
IBA Board Parlimentarian                                 returns,” commented Spidel. “Our members
Matt Voors, mvoors@fbtlaw.com
                                                         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
          mikebell@bellconstruction.org                      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:
          TSlater@timberlandlbr.com
                                                            * 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, reconst@indy.net                      prevention of workplace hazards, and to                       need it
Heath VanNatter, CGP, vannatterv@aol.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
                                                                                                              Systems
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
        Gretchen@BuildIndiana.org
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
                                                           Inside
                                                             Issue
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
new house?
     These are million dollar questions that
no one knows exactly what the answers will
be, but some interesting trends seem to be
developing.
       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
Building Standard.
     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-
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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
                                        Indiana                                                                                                                                                                                     County
  470 Small Pond Ct.                                                                    County                       14770 Lindy Dr.               Rose Brick & Materials                                                                                         Morsches Builders Mart
  Valparaiso, IN 46383
  (219) 405-5138
  tch13@aol.com
                                              Porter
                                              County     1             Marshall
                                                                       County
                                                                                      2                    3
                                                                                                                     Granger, IN 46530
                                                                                                                     (574) 277-5512
                                                                                                                     FAX (574) 273-0089
                                                                                                                                                   910 Oliver Plow Ct.
                                                                                                                                                   South Bend, IN 46601
                                                                                                                                                   (574) 234-2133
                                                                                                                                                                                          Porter
                                                                                                                                                                                          County     1               Marshall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2413 Peddlers Village Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Goshen, In 46528
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (574) 533-9623
                                                                                                                     linda@nugentbuilders.com      FAX (574) 232-2695                    Jasper County                                                            FAX (574) 534-5723
                                            Jasper                      Kosciusko-                 Fort Wayne                                                                                                         Kosciusko-                Fort Wayne
                                            County                                                                                                 halk@rosebrick.com                                                                                             nphillippe@
                                                                        Fulton Counties                                                                                                                               Fulton Counties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  morschesbuildersmart.com
                                                                                                                     Area 3
  Area 4                                                                                                             Jim Klotz
  Tina Bernacchi                                                                            Grant
                                                                                                                     James R. Klotz Builders                                                                                            Grant
  Andrea Homes, Inc.                                                                        County
                                                                                                                     11663 N. Ogden Point Rd.      Area 3                                                                               County
                                                                                                                                                                                         Greater                Howard
  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
                                                                                                 Indiana
  (574) 583-6363
  FAX (574) 583-6306
  andreahomesinc@ffni.com
                                           Lafayette

                                                        4                           Madison County         5         jrklotz@mchsi.com

                                                                                                                      Area 5
                                                                                                                                                   PO Box 837
                                                                                                                                                   Zionsville, IN 46077
                                                                                                                                                   (317) 407-9933                                    3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Indiana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Madison County

                                                                    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
  Tom Fuller,
  GMB, CGB, CGP, CAPS
  T. A. Fuller Homes, Inc.
  8281 Mackenzie Ct.
                                        Greater
                                        Terre
                                        Haute
                                                          Monroe         6                            7
                                                                                            Southeastern Indiana
                                                                                                                      (765) 883-1420
                                                                                                                      vannatterv@aol.com
                                                                                                                                                                                    Greater
                                                                                                                                                                                    Terre
                                                                                                                                                                                    Haute
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monroe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Southeastern Indiana
                                                          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
                                                                        Counties
  tom@tafullerhomes.com

  Area 8                                 8             Lawrence                                         Dearborn
                                                                                                                      Construction
                                                                                                                      10800 Blackburn Rd.
                                                                                                                      Harrison, OH 45030
                                                                                                                                                   Timberland Lumber Co.
                                                                                                                                                   P.O. Box 193
                                                                                                                                                   Brazil, IN 47834                   4         Lawrence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5           Dearborn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.                                                                                                     dan@klcbuilders.com          tslater@timberlandlbr.com
                                                                                  River Valley                                                                                                                                                                      comcast.net
  Terre Haute, IN 47802                                  Dubois                                                                                                                                      Dubois
  (812) 299-4128                                         County                                       Area 9                                                                        Vincennes        County
                                Vincennes
  FAX (812) 232-6801                                                                                  Ken Phillips, CGR, CAPS, CGB, CGP                                                                                         Southern
  rbaker@rjbuilders.net     Gibson                                                                                                                                             Gibson                                           Indiana
                                                                           Southern                   Premier Remodeling, Inc.
                            County
                                                        9                  Indiana                    1004 S. 14th St.
                                                                                                      Bedford, IN 47421
                                                                                                      (812) 279-9136
                                                                                                                                                                               County


                         Southwestern                                                                                                                                Southwestern
                                                                                                      FAX (812) 279-9136
                         Indiana                                                                                                                                     Indiana
                                                                                                      ken_phillips@
                                                                                                      premierremodeling-in.com




   Committees Help Build                                                                                                                                                                    Indiana Builders Association &
                                                                                                                                                                                        National Association of Home Builders
                                                                                                                                                                                              2010 Calendar of Events
     a Great Association!                                                                                                                        January 1 - March 14
                                                                                                                                                 January 12
                                                                                                                                                                               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
ADDRESS______________________________________________________________________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP_________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                 TBD                           Residential Energy Code Seminars around the state
E-MAIL__________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                 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-
                                                                           Indiana Builders
                                                                             Association’s
                                                                        Membership
                                                                                                       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

                                                                                                   M
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
                                                                                                                                                                                             #1534
                                                                                                                                                                                                              #1578          Elkhart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             #1512            #1572                #1572


proactively with the state of Indiana, IBA       believe we have only two options.                 mitted through the www.IBAEnergy.org                             Lake
                                                                                                                                                                   #1540
                                                                                                                                                                               Porter
                                                                                                                                                                               #1564
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marshall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Noble
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               #1572
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DeKalb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   #1528

won the opportunity to oversee the IBA              Option 1: Let the current market drive         web site. IBA will set pricing for auditors                                                   Starke        #1554
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kosciusko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             #1541          Whitley

Home Energy Conservation Program, which          membership growth. This simply means we           and contractors. All contractors must be                                                                   Fulton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #1528                 Allen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #1528
                                                                                                                                                                               Jasper         Pulaski

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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Huntington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             #1528

includes the training and best practices to      selves this is the best it is going to get and    to submit certified payrolls weekly.                                               White
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cass
                                                                                                                                                                                                           #1519
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miami Wabash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #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
                                                                                                                                                                                                  #1532

keeping members in the eye of the commu-         Many of us are already convinced that             for the Home Energy Conservation Program                                         Tippecanoe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Howard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   #1532
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       #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
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Clinton         Tipton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #1532                 Delaware

                                                                                                   ment with IBA, and supply additional in-                            Fountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hamilton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Madison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #1504
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               #1556
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Randolph
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                #1556
                                                                                                                                                                        #1548                           Boone
                                                                                                   formation (such as proof of insurance, train-                                   Montgomery           #1544           #1544
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Henry                 Wayne
                                                                                                   ing certificates, etc.) before being eligible              Vermillion                                                          Hancock       #1598                 #1570


  IBA new member who receives a $100                                                                                                                                       Parke                  Hendricks        Marion          #1544
                                                                                                                                                                                                   #1544           #1544
                                                                                                   for work. Anyone interested in performing                                            Putnam                                                Rush          Fayette    Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #1536
                                                                                                   auditing and/or contracting services for IBA                                                         Morgan      Johnson Shelby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     #1544 #1544

  Sears gift card this month...
                                                                                                                                                                   Vigo                                 #1544
                                                                                                   must complete the proposal request on-line                     #1582        Clay      Owen
                                                                                                                                                                                         #1508
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Decatur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Franklin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             #1536
                                                                                                   at www.IBAEnergy.org. Auditors also need                                                        Monroe Brown Bartholomew
                                                                                                                                                                                                   #1508 #1508                                           Ripley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dearborn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #1522




    Chris Jankoviak
                                                                                                                                                               Sullivan                                                                                  #1536
                                                                                                   to complete and submit all documents re-                                        Greene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jennings                          Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #1574
                                                                                                   quired on the Auditor Contract Checklist                                                         Lawrence
                                                                                                                                                                                                     #1535
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jackson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #1574              Jefferson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #1522
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Switzerland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 #1576
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #1576
                                                                                                   also available at www.IBAEnergy.org. Con-                     Knox        Daviess Martin
                                                                                                                                                                              #1563
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Scott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #1566
                                                                                                                                                                 #1563                                             Washington
                                                                                                   tractors need to complete and submit all                                                         Orange           #1566          Clark
                                                                                                                                                                            Pike                                                    #1566
                                                                                                   documents required on the Contractor Con-                               #1563        Dubois                               Floyd

                                                   www.searscommercial.com
                                                                                                                                                             Gibson                     #1511
                                                                                                                                                             #1530                                  Crawford                 #1566
                                                                                                   tract Checklist also available at
              of Mishawaka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harrison
                                                                                                                                                                     Warrick                                         #1566

                                                            (800) 359-2000                         www.IBAEnergy.org. Those who have not
                                                                                                   taken the IHCDA approved training will
                                                                                                                                                    Posey Vanderburgh
                                                                                                                                                    #1524   #1524
                                                                                                                                                                      #1524
                                                                                                                                                                             Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Perry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 800-377-6334
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              www.BuildIndiana.org


                                                                                                   need to e-mail your request to be added to a
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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-
                                                                                                                                                 cent event.




   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-
                                                                                                                                                   Codes
                                               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,
                                                                                                                                                   Corner
                                               East Central Indiana Builders Associa-             and discussing over 400 proposed code
                                               tion. Metzker works for Jud Construc-              changes, the IRC Review Committee’s work
                                                                                                                                                   Carlie Hopper
                                               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.
                                                                                                  alarms;
                                                                                                      * Changing the seismic design catego-
                                                                                                  ries in southwest Indiana counties from D0
                                                                                                                                                 visit       http://www.in.gov/dhs/files/
                                                                                                                                                 New_Rule_Process_Flow_Chart.ppt.
                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                               your
 I
        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/
                                               State_Form_53947.pdf.
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                                                                          All members needed at the 2010
                                                                          Legislative Briefing and Lunch
 Contact Elected Officials       What is voterVoice?

                                                                          T
                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                                       Politics
 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.
                                User Information
 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
                                Zip_____
 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.
                                www.BuildIndiana.org/
                                VoterVoice.htm
                                                                          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       gdonohue@nahb.com.
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
Construction.
                                                                                         o Surviving & Thriving Seminar - 2:00-4:00                           o Board Meeting - 2:00-4:30
                                                                                        Registration Information
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
                                                                                        Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________
  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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1-800-377-6334
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

CGPCAPS
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
  Company _________________________________________________
                                                                                           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-
                                                                                     Training Classes
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.
toring include:
                                                 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
Dirt Works & Asphalt Paving      Home Guard Industries         Maxson Remodeling &                                              All Phases Electrical         Design Center
H H Gregg                        Imperial Home                 Construction                      Lawrence County                Alligator Construction        E&L Electric
Mutual Bank 11                   Jack Laurie Home Floor        Millennium Sounds                 Arthur Paving                  B & H Technical Services      Fashion Flooring
Property House GMAC              Designs                       Moser Building Corp.              Bedford Winnelson Co.          Bradash Ltd.                  Fashion Lighting
SnL Co.                          Kozon Plumbing & Heating      Nu-Wood Company                   City Of Mitchell               Brightstart Home Inspection   Four Seasons Mechanical
Willowbrook Interiors            M & N Plumbing & Heating      Palladian Home Designs            Mosier Enterprises             Company                       Great Lakes Engineering
                                 Martin Interiors Inc          Ratio Architects                  Orange County Concrete Co.     Champion Window               Great Lakes Superior Walls
Elkhart County                   Marv’s Drywall                Robert Ingram Builder             Steve Spires Excavating        Delta Sun Electric Corp.      GreenSwitch Group
A Good Neighbor Heating &        Merz Plumbing Htg. & A/C      Romar Concepts                                                   Dish Network (Global          Hardwood Interiors
Cooling                          Patton Landscape Company      Sanders Bldg. & Contracting       Madison County                 Enterprises)                  Heinold & Feller Tire Co.
AirCom                           Preston Allen Homes           Schmidt & Young Const.            Aspen Group                    Economy Well Service          Joe Gacsy
Ancon Construction Co.           Rufus H. Smith                Sims Development & Designs        Busby Drilling Company         Evenhouse Construction        K2 Construction
Better Living Technologies       Rustic Hutch                  Sooner Construction               C & C Energy Audits &          GDC Homes Corporation         Kauffman Chiropractic
Birkey Homes                     Slattery Builders             Tiffany Lawn & Garden             Diagnostics                    Home Place Decorating /       Kucinski Enterprises
Blue Ocean Pools                 Stucky Bros.                  Supply                            Carter Lumber                  Blinds of All Kinds           Lakeshore Mortgage Group
Boulderman Landscaping           United Contractors            Truss Manufacturing Co.           Central Indiana Property       Homes of Distinction          Meridian Title Corporation
Century 21/Landmark Realty       Universal Windows Direct      Vibrant Outdoors                  Inspections                    Horizon Bank                  Midwest Construction Co.
Clarkco                          Verizon Wireless              Werk                              First Merchants Bank -         Indiana Rebath                Miracle Water
Construction Design by                                         Whitaker Construction             Central Indiana                James Hardie Building         Momper Insulation
Rodman                           Gibson County                 Williams Creek Consulting         IMI                            Products                      Nature Stone of Indiana
Cothard Construction             Kentucky-Indiana Lumber       Woodall Construction              Skiles Electric & Mechanical   KM & N Properties             Northwest Geothermal
D.L.Miller Woodworking           Meuth Concrete                Services                          Tri-County Builders Supply     Lakeshore Area Regional       Paul Hundt Concrete
Dubois Mfg. dba Granitech        Vectren                                                         Vectren Corporation            Recovery of IN                Contractor
Dust Bunny’s                                                   Jackson-Jennings                                                 Lifehouse Homes               Pioneer Lumber
Graber’s Flooring Studio         Grant County                  Dorsey Plumbing                   Marshall County                M & M Roofing                 Portage Student Builders
Green Energy Plus                Keith Sullivan Excavating                                       Live Oak Electric              MRI Home Inspectors           Premier Window Systems
Green Ridge Construction                                       Jasper County                     P&S Concrete                   MWA Plastering Co.            Regional Mechanical
Gutter Topper of NW IN           Howard County                 Jasper County REMC                                               McColly Real Estate           Saxon Drywall
Herrman & Goetz                  Adams & Marshall Homes        KNZ Heating and Cooling           Monroe County                  Nature Stone of Indiana       Saylor Trust
Home & Mobile Energy             Clean Cut Lawn Care           Millennium Mortgage               Central Indiana Ready Mix      The Neal Company Window       Service Doctor
Hoosier House Furnishings        Conco Paints                  Mountain Tops                     Green Building Solutions       World                         South County Landscaping
House Doctors Handyman           Fire & Flood Recovery         Von Tobel Lumber & Supply         Indian Creek Stone Products    The Organizers                Stash Construction
Service                          First Impressions             Xtreme Bob Construction           Insurance Pro’s                Ozinga Indiana Rmc            Tazco
Hydroseed                        Hollingsworth Lumber                                            Osmon Chiropractic Center      Premier Window Systems        The Times
Kountry Wood Products            Incredible Kitchens & Baths   Kosciusko-Fulton Counties         Owen County State Bank         Prestige Lighting             Total Development Construc-
Kozon Plumbing & Heating         KeyBank                       Amzies Electric                   Re/Max Acclaimed Properties    Scheeringa & DeVries          tion
Locke Construction               Kokomo Drywall                Closet Concepts                   ServPro of Monroe Lawrence     Builders                      Treasure Homes
LUE Manufacturing Corp.          Miami-Cass REMC               Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly       Owen Greene & Martin           Shawn’s Home Improvement      Van Gogh
M & M Concrete Construc-         Rex Byers Heating & Cooling   Graber                            Counties                       The Sheet People              Verizon Wireless
tion                             Sir Speedy                    Concepts In Stone & Tile                                         R. Smith Enterprise           Victory Window Fashions
M & M Security Corp.             Steinberger Construction      Marvs Drywall                     North Central Indiana          T & J Landscape Service       Village Builders
M-Line Electric                  Top of the Line Auto Detail   NIPSCO                            Andrea Homes                   Trim-A-Seal / Gutter Helmet     New Members (see page 13)
M2 Supply                        Touby Pike Recycling Center   Ritter Electric
Martin Builder                                                 Roberts Signs
Michiana Promotions              Greater Indianapolis          Trim-A-Door
Mid-States Construction          A Clean Start Restoration     Verizon Wireless
Miller Builders                  Abelard Construction          Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Nickell Moulding Co.             Agent of Duke Energy          Wooded Hills
NuVale                           America’s Floor Source        Yoder Concrete
Performance Plumbing             BHI Group
Pleasant Street Homes            Blackmore & Buckner           Greater Lafayette
Premier Concepts                 Roofing                       Arbor Homes
Quality Hardwood Sales           Booher Building Company       Arnie Cook Roofing
R & M Concrete                   Brampton Brick                Best Way Disposal
RE Michael/Atlas Supply          Britton Building & Design     Cathedral Marble & Granite
Richard Miller Construction      The Builder’s Journal         Craig Wagoner Electric
Rick Truex Construction          Campbell Custom Homes         Ely Concrete
Riesecker Hardwoods dba          Castlewall Security & Video   Hamilton Creative Concrete
Riegsecker Cabinet Co.           Concrete Industries           Hicks Gas & Water
Schuster Sheet Metal             Cranfill Development Corp.    Holdfast Technologies
Sears Commercial Sales           CREW Electrical Services      Lanes Lawn Sprinklers &
Strat Tech                       D B Klain Builders            Landscape Lighting
Superior Exteriors               DR Restoration                Metlife Home Loans
Take Action Solar & Wind         The Family Group              Midwest Distributing
Teachers Credit Union            Fischer Homes                 Reese Central Wholesale
Thompson Concrete                Frye Electric                 Riverside Construction
Woody’s Custom Homes             Georgia-Pacific Building      Robbins & Larner
January / February, 2010                                                                                                                                Indiana Builder News, Page 13
New Members (from                    Pella Windows & Doors                    Evolutionary Designs And Walk-throughs                                  Roundtree Log Homes
page 12)                             Pleasure Valley Const.                   FreeForever                                                             Sycamore Lending Group
River Valley                         Premier Carpets & More                   Great Deals Savings Magazine                                            Tederrian
Beaver Creek Nursery                 Pure Comfort                             Hearth & Home                                                           The Taxpayers Association of Vigo County
Jackson Construction                 Reese Central Wholesale                  Hoosier Heating & Cooling                                               Unlimited Green
Kirby Plumbing                       Schmitt Company                          Illiana Concrete Supplies                                               Vectren Enery Corp.
The Madison Courier                  Seamon Sales Associates                  John & John Associates                                                  Verizon Wireless
                                     Seward Sales Corp.                       Kessco Water                                                            Wyrick Masonry
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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
awards.
    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
career.


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