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2011 HBA of Greater Des Moines
Board of Directors and Staff blueprintMAGAZINE
Creighton Cox - Executive Officer
Jennifer Sweet - Office Administrator
Megan Fratzke - Administrative Assistant In this issue...
President - Dan Knoup, DSM Homes (B)
4 President’s Report
1st Vice President - Jim Miller, Jerry’s Homes (B) Dan Knoup
2nd Vice President - Carrie Norris, Grand Homes
and Renovations (B)
Immediate Past President - Devan Kaufman,
6 EO Report
Kaufman Construction (B) Creighton Cox
Secretary - Amy Kimberley, Ferguson (A)
Treasurer - Ralph DiCesare, Northwest Bank (A)
Liaison – Stephanie Denton, Denton Homes (B)
8 Government Affairs
Remodelers Liaison – Cliff Anderson, Sustainable Development Partnership
Anderson Building & Repair (B)
Legal Counsel - Charles Becker, Belin Law Firm
9 Green Building
Board for 2011 Green Building Standard Inclusion
Steve Archer, Factory Direct Appliance (A)
Curtis Busch, Nebraska Furniture Mart (A)
Keith Butz, KB Builders (B)
10 Remodelers’ Council
Rollie Clarkson, Remodeling Contractors (B) Cliff Anderson
Stephanie Denton, Denton Homes (B)
Terry Doling, Showplace Kitchens (A)
Gaylen Eller, Eller Builders (B)
12 Education & Designation
Steve Gulling, Gulling Homes (B) Steve Theis
Larry Heisler, Reynolds & Reynolds (A)
Char Hobson, Rowat Cut Stone & Marble Co., Inc. (A)
Shayla Hood, Neighborhood Homes, LLC (B) 14 Lead Paint Rule
Kevin Johnson, Accurate Development (B)
Colin King, K&V Homes (B)
Brandon Klinge, Prairie Pella (A)
15 Anawim Housing - Hubbell Realty Co.
Doug Mayo, Kitchen & Bath Ideas (A) Completion of 8 Housing Units
Leslie Mayo, KCCI TV-8 (A)
Tom Stevens, TS Construction (B)
Steve Theis, Emerald Homes of Iowa (B)
16 Green Building Council
Matt Thompson, Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Co. (A) Matt Connolly
Don Beal, Beal Development (B)
17 COSC Corner
LaDonna Gratias, CLG Homes (B) Emily Perry
Tom Gratias, Gratias Construction (B)
18 The Gallery
Eric Heikes, MidAmerican Energy (A)
Builder Appreciation Night
State Directors National Directors
LaDonna Gratias Keith Butz
20 Professional Women in Building
Eric Heikes Steve Theis Char Hobson
Colin King Jim Miller
22 NAHB Reports
State Alternates National Alternates
24 Boy Scouts Receive Recognition
Leslie Mayo Rollie Clarkson
26 Register for IBS
31 Poker Run & Builder Bucks
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2011 HBA Networking After Hours
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Dan Knoup - President
Remodelers Shine During
Tour of Remodeled Homes
The days are quickly getting shorter, the fair has been here for those Cubs fans amongst us, we almost have reason to
and gone and the school busses are back on the streets. Sum- hope (there is always next year). Fall also means that one of
mer is gone and before we know it, flip flops will be replaced the most important events that our association holds is also
with snow boots. I realize I’m making a quantum leap past upon us and that is the Tour of Remodeled Homes.
an entire season but doesn’t that seem like that’s how quickly Our association truly has one of the most talented and
time passes us by? Fall is here and there are several reasons vibrant Remodeler’s groups in the country and this Tour is
to celebrate. Football is back and for the next few weeks, we a way for them to “strut their stuff”. You’ll find all types
all have reason to hope. Baseball season is almost over and and sizes of jobs in the show from bath renovations to
whole house additions. This is the one time that consum-
ers can really see what type of work that our members can
THE do and how it can relate to them. This show also gives our
of working TogETHEr
Associates (who usually get overlooked and don’t get any
credit) the opportunity to show off their new products and
The Remodelers Council does a tremendous job with
community outreach and this show helps to allow those op-
portunities to become a reality. For those “builder” mem-
bers out there that don’t Remodel, get a ticket and remind
yourselves of why you choose to build new. Tell all of your
friends & neighbors to get out and support our fellow mem-
bers – attend the show. •
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Creighton Cox, Executive Officer
Putting my money where my mouth is!
Here is my personal invitation to anyone reading this
article: “Please come visit me as I enter my home in the 2011 products in the Tour of Remodeled Homes? If I’m going to
Tour of Remodeled Homes!” promote members to the public, then I better put my money
I’ve always admired the creative minds of our members where my mouth is and promote them personally as well.
and have always known so many of you do what I could So here I am, inviting you, my family, my friends, and
never do, but after being on the “client” side of things, I have my neighbors to come see 14 incredible projects during the
an even greater respect for our Builder and Remodeler Con- 2011 Tour of Remodeled Homes on September 17 & 18. I’m
tractors. I never realized the amount of detail, the timelines, amazed at the work and the differences between the “be-
the number of different vendors and sub-contractors in- fore” and “after” photos for each project, and am eternally
volved, and the number of decisions (and many indecisions) grateful I didn’t try to do my project on my own.
the client makes – and the patience and understanding the
Contractor, the Sub-contractor and vendors must have when I do have one regret, and that is I couldn’t use all 509
dealing with individual clients. Seeing how hard your job members of the HBA and promote each one individually –
is makes me want to be greater in mine to promote every but don’t worry – Katie has plans to redo the Kitchen, add
member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Des a four-season room, and build a bigger deck, so I’m sure I’ll
Moines. Truly, every one of you fits the line: “Building Pro- be using many more members over the years and entering in
fessionals, Building Trust.” several more Tour of Remodeled Homes showcases!
A little background: Katie and I purchased our home, P.S. Remember – go visit the newly remodeled website
including an unfinished basement, with the intention of liv- www.desmoineshomebuilders.com and make sure you are
ing there for the next 20 years. In 2010, we began discussing searchable in the right areas for both consumers and mem-
the idea of finishing the basement and I thought I’d try to bers! We roll out the site to the public on October 1!
do it myself and maybe ask a few members here and there Email me anytime at ccox@desmoineshomebuilders.
to help me when I had problems. The more I thought about com or call me at the office: 515-270-8500, or on my cell
it, the more I realized – As the Executive Officer of the HBA phone: 515-778-5516. I look forward to hearing from you. •
of Greater Des Moines, why wouldn’t I give business to
members, and even more, show off their work, designs, and Creighton Cox, Executive Officer
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Home Builders & Developers Council asked to part-
ner with Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
on Regional Plan for Sustainable Development
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WILL MEET September 15 at 11:30
All meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 at the HBA
The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organiza- populations within the region;
tion (MPO) is leading a consortium of local stakeholders, • Decrease per capita vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and
including the HBA & DevCo, to develop a regional plan for transportation-related emissions for the region;
sustainable development (RPSD). The project is being fund- • Decrease the overall combined housing and transporta-
ed with $2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing tion costs per household;
and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Re- • Increase the share of residential and commercial con-
gional Planning Grant Program and with nearly $1.1 million struction on underutilized infill development sites that
from leveraged local funds, which are derived from in-kind encourages revitalization, while minimizing displace-
staff resources and from complementary planning endeav- ment in neighborhoods with significant disadvantaged
ors being conducted in the region. populations;
The grant is intended to support metropolitan plan- • Increase the proportion of low- and very low-income
ning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and households within a 30 minute transit commute to ma-
workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure jor employment centers;
investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to • Increased number of mixed use and racially, ethnically,
consider the interdependent challenges of: and socioeconomically diverse neighborhoods with
1. Economic competitiveness and revitalization; walkable and/or transit access to services (grocery,
2. Social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; bank, retail), good jobs, good schools, park, and trails;
3. Energy use and climate change; and, • Improved public health outcomes that results from cre-
4. Public health and environmental impact. ating safer, more walkable neighborhoods;
As stakeholders that will be most impacted by a region- • Increased use of compact development as a tool for re-
al plan, my feeling is we must be active in shaping the plan. gional planning to accommodate population growth,
Many of the goals outlined below are the same goals that to utilize infrastructure efficiently, and to preserve ag-
Builders & Developers have in the communities they help ricultural land and natural areas for environmental and
grow. It only makes sense to be involved in the early stages. recreational purposes;
The consortium outlined the following outcomes, which • Decrease hazardous environmental threats due to re-
form the basis of the consortium agreement: gional increases in the rate and frequency of flooding;
• Create regional transportation, housing, water, and air erosion; and, compromised water quality; and, • En-
quality plans that are deeply aligned and tied to local hance regional competitiveness through coordinated
comprehensive land use and capital investment plans; regional economic development and amenity planning.
• Align federal planning and investment resources that Please let me know your thoughts on any of the above
mirror the local and regional strategies for achieving areas, so I may share them as we begin the initial planning
sustainable communities; stages.
• Increase participation and decision-making in develop- For more information, or too receive monthly build-
ing and implementing a long-range vision for the region ing permit updates, please contact me at ccox@desmoine-
by populations traditionally marginalized in public shomebuilders.com. For any other issue or concern, please
planning processes; email me, call me at the office: 515-270-8500, or on my cell
• Reduce social and economical disparities for the low-in- phone: 515-778-5516. I look forward to hearing from you.
come, minority communities and other disadvantaged Creighton Cox, Director of Government Affairs •
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NAHB Says Green Building
Standard Deserves Inclusion in
HUD’s Sustainable Programs
NAHB has asked the Department of Housing and Ur- the renovation of existing buildings and the development of
ban Development to include the ICC 700 National Green land for use in residential subdivisions.
Building Standard in all federally funded programs for To comply with the ICC 700, all buildings must address
residential sustainability wherever applicable — including stringent energy, water and material resource efficiency cri-
programs for new and existing housing, single-family and teria, as well as indoor environmental quality and sustain-
multifamily properties and the development of land for resi- able land development practices.
dential purposes. In carrying ANSI approval, the standard is compliant
This would ensure that HUD’s sustainability programs with the federal government’s National Technology Trans-
have the flexibility to encourage green development under fer and Advancement (NTTA) Act of 1995, which requires
a wide range of regional and geographic conditions and ac- U.S. federal agencies to recognize and incorporate existing
commodate various construction practices, NAHB told the consensus standards.
agency in a series of meetings this summer. The law requires more weight be given to standards —
“NAHB is concerned that HUD has yet to appropriately like the ICC 700 — that have undergone development
recognize the National Green Building Standard as a quali- through a consensus process.
fying standard for the agency’s sustainability-related initia- Federal agencies such as the Department of Energy
tives,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Nielsen. and the Environmental Protection Agency, building code
“NAHB and the home building industry support many officials, and green organizations such as the U.S. Green
of the sustainability concepts that are at the heart of HUD’s Building Council, the Green Building Initiative and many
discretionary programs,” he added. regional green building programs have all been involved in
Nielsen noted that NAHB members have been imple- shaping the ICC 700.
menting many of these concepts in their building and re- The ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS)
development efforts for some time. and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
NAHB has been committed to green building for many Rating Systems (LEED) — which consists of LEED for
years, as demonstrated by the association’s policy on “smart Homes (LEED-H) and LEED for Neighborhood Develop-
growth,” its support for green building efforts and its Na- ment (LEED-ND) — are arguably the best known residential
tional Green Building Conference. green building protocols in the U.S.
NAHB’s most recognizable contribution to sustain- And while both programs provide the housing industry
ability was its decision to develop a credible standard for with guidance on building greener homes, neighborhoods
residential green building in accordance with the standard- and communities, and both have been referenced in public
making principles administered by the American National policy to promote green building, “We want to make sure
Standards Institute — or ANSI. that HUD is not giving preference to one program over an-
With the publication of this ANSI-approved standard in other,” said Susan Asmus, NAHB senior vice president for
2009, there is now a true industry standard available that environment, labor, safety and health.
can be used to rate the relative sustainability or “greenness” For more information, email Kevin Morrow at NAHB,
of new single-family and multifamily buildings, as well as or call him at 800-368-5242 x8375.
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Tour of Remodeled Homes
As a Remodel Council, we are excited to be hosting has worked hard together to make this a successful show.
our 11th Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes (TORH) in the Thank you committee members and contractors.
Greater Des Moines metro area. The Tour this year is the I also want to thank our TORH sponsors, AAA Roof-
showcase of various projects of ten different contractors. ing, Ferguson Enterprises, and Grand Homes-ticket spon-
Two contractors are showing a project in the Tour for the sor, who all contributed much to the success of the Tour. We
first time and the other eight contractors have shown proj- really appreciate all your help in promoting our Tour show.
ects in previous Tours. We so much appreciate the effort At our August general meeting, we discussed member-
that these contractors have put into their projects to pro- ship benefits, the Remodel Council advertising campaign,
mote good quality craftsmanship to the general public. our community service projects both past and present, and
The Tour of Remodeled Homes is open for inspection on the education classes that we offer to our members which
Saturday, September 17th and on Sunday, September 18th lead to various designations such as CGR-Certified Gradu-
from 10 AM-6 PM both days. Tickets are only $10 each and ate Remodeler, CGA-Certified Green Associate, CGP-Certi-
will allow you to view each and every project. You may pur- fied Green Professional, and Master CSP-Master Certified
chase your ticket at any of the fourteen project locations. See New Home Sales Professional. Education classes will be
in this magazine a list of the locations of the fourteen projects. held throughout 2012 at the Home Builder Office in John-
The projects this year include seven kitchens, two baths, ston. The goal of our advertising campaign is to drive the
one deck, two family room/living room updates, three general public to our web site and in turn call our members
basements finishes, two additions, two full house remodels for more remodeling business.
and one exterior remodel. It is a great mix of different types I also want to highly recommend that you attend the
of remodel projects and will give people any type of project National Remodeling Show in Chicago this year on Oct. 13-
that they might want to look at. We trust that many people 15. A great show and close enough that you can drive. The
will attend who are considering remodel projects on their show is sponsored by the National Association of Home
own houses. Builders Remodelers and by Remodeling Magazine. You
Our TORH committee, chaired by Doug Year, has will have an opportunity to attend seminars on business
worked hard putting together a very exciting show. Doug topics, sales/marketing topics, production topics, kitchen/
has chaired this committee for two straight years and has bath design topics, and deck technical topics. An exhibit
built upon previous ideas that were successful. The com- hall will showcase the latest building products and equip-
mittee is trying new ideas this year such as direct mailing ment. This year, they will even show a live deck failure
to project neighbors. Next year, Steve Archer will chair the demo as part of the show. You need to register by Septem-
committee and improve the Tour even more. Each com- ber 15th to get the early bird discount. •
mittee member, along with the ten remodel contractors, Cliff Anderson
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HOME 1 HOME 2 HOME 3
Silent Rivers Design + Build Kaufman Construction Silent Rivers Design + Build
3508 NW Rockridge Rd., Ankeny, IA 2736 Forest Dr., Des Moines, IA 2824 36th St., Des Moines, IA
Directions: From Irvingdale Dr. turn west onto Directions: 27th St. South of Grand, Right on Directions: From Hickman Rd., turn north on
NW 13th St. into Boulder Brook. Turn left onto Forest Drive. 36th St. Cross Urbandale Ave. and the house
NW Rolling Rock Rd., and then left onto NW will be on the left (west) side of the road.
Rockridge Rd. The house will be on the left. Parking is on the east side of the 36th St. only.
HOME 4 HOME 5 HOME 6
Kaufman Construction Helland Construction Inc. Fleming Construction LLC
7112 Benton Ct., Urbandale 2014 80th St., Windsor Heights, IA 9105 Carpenter Cir, Clive, IA
Directions: Off 72nd, 3 Blocks N of Hickman Directions: Exit Interstate 35-80 at Hickman road. Go east on Directions: West on University Ave. off of 86th
Hickman and turn south on 80th St. (6 blocks east of 86th St.). street, North on 90th 1 Block to Carpenter Cir.,
Go south on 80th one block to Marilyn Drive. Go east on West on Carpenter Cir. 2 Blocks, South side of
Marilyn Drive to 80th Place, turn north on 80th place. cul-de-sac.
HOME 7 HOME 8 HOME 9
Remodeling Contractors K and V Construction Services, LLC K and V Construction Services, LLC
15205 Oakwood Dr., Urbandale 12322 Winston Ave., Urbandale, IA 2818 122nd. St., Urbandale, IA
Directions: Take the Douglas Ave Exit (Exit 126), west Directions: Take Douglas to 124th St. Turn right Directions: Take 128th St. to Oakbrook Dr. Turn East on
to 128th St. Turn right on 128th Street and go 1 mile to (North) on 124th. St. Proceed on 124th. St. to Oakbrook drive and follow the street around the corner
Meredith Dr. Turn left on Meredith Drive and proceed 1.8 Winston. Turn right (East) on Winston. to the south. Oakbrook Drive will become 122nd. St.
mi to 152nd. Turn left on Goodman Dr., a quick right on
153rd St (1 block), right on Oakwood and you are there.
HOME 10 HOME 11 HOME 12
Construction Professionals LLC. Case Handyman & Remodeling GreenBuilt Projects LLC
502 77th Place, West Des Moines, IA 164 56th Pl, West Des Moines, IA 5488 Sandstone Drive, West Des Moines, IA
Directions: Take Jordan Creek Parkway south Directions: From Mills Civic Parkway go north on Directions: I-35 to Mills Civic, Mills Civic West to
of I-80, Turn right (west) on Cody Drive, Take 60th St.; right on Wistful Vista; left on 56th Pl. South Prairie Trail, North on South Prairie Trail to
the second left on 77th Street, 77th Street Sandstone.
becomes Boulder Drive, Take a left on 77th
Place, 502 will be on the right.
HOME 13 HOME 14
Grand Homes & Renovations Grand Homes & Renovations
4328 Plumwood, West Des Moines 4604 Plumwood Dr., West Des Moines
Directions: Take Mills Civic to 50th St. and Directions: Take Mills Civic to 50th St. and JAKE BOYD PHOTO
head south. Turn east on Oakwood. Take head south. Turn east on Plumwood. We are at
Oakwood East to S. 45th St. and turn north. the far corner.
Take 45th St. to Plumwood and turn east.
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38 | 2 0 1 1 T O U R |
Stephen Theis MCGP, GMB, CAPs
NAR green, CSP, CMP
Education & Designation
How do I get my Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
When competition is fierce expertise sets the leaders
apart. The NAHB’s CGR designation is a symbol of your
knowledge and ability and tells customers that you are pro-
ficient in the latest skills and techniques and that your busi-
ness practices are sound. But even more it tells them that The first step is to take the Prep Experience Profile. It
you are committed to excellence. This curriculum offers: is a three hour, multiple-choice assessment that measures
• Strategies and techniques for developing winning bids a candidate’s knowledge of the remodeling business in
• Sales and Marketing strategies for closing sales the following areas: business management; marketing and
• Effective communication skills for negotiation sales; design: estimating and job costing: contacts, liability
• Superior customer service and quality practice methods and risk management: and project management. This is not
The CGR is an exclusive professional designation that a pass-fail test. The results simply determine the course
emphasizes business management skills as a key to a pro- of study for a CGR candidate and will count as one CGR
fessional remodeling company’s success. The CGR trains re- course. The Prep Profile will be offered September 26 from
modelers in project management, design estimating, job cost, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Des Moines HBA. Contact Jen-
accounting principles, risk management, contracts and more. ifer at 270-8500 for additional details. •
2401 SE Tone’s Drive, Suite 13 • Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 266-9928 • Fax: (515) 261-4612
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2011-2012 Education Calendars
2011 - Watch the Builder Bulletin for Designation Paths:
CGA - Certified Green Associate
September Basics of Building
Monday 26th – PREP exam – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Business Management
Tuesday 27th – Project Management – Building Codes & Standards
Steve Theis – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Green Building v.2
Thursday 29th – BAR exam – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CGP – Certified Green Professional
October Basics of Building
Friday 14th & 21st - OSHA 10 hour – Green Building v.2
Mike Whitmore – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday 25th – Building Codes & Standards – CGB – Certified Graduate Builder (+ Experience)
Steve Theis – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. BAR Exam
Building Codes & Standards
November Business Management
Date TBD: Green Building V.2 – Steve Theis Project Management
Customer Service (online)
OSHA 10 hour
Designations that can be achieved in 2012 –
CGA, CGP, CGB, CGR, MCSP CGR – Certified Graduate Remodeler (+ Experience)
2012 – (Class dates to be released in November) Risk Management
Estimating for Builders & Remodelers
CAPS Master CSP
Lead Class (1 day) House Construction as a Selling Tool
February Scott Cierzan — FirstCall Construction
Risk Management - Insurance 7195 NW 54th Ave, Urbandale, IA, 503226915
Construction Contracts & Law – Attorney 515-253-2610
Basics of Building – Steve Theis Rollie Clarkson — Remodeling Contractors
House Construction as a Selling Tool PO Box 235, Johnston, IA, 501310235
April CGR 9/30/1999
Green Building V.2 – Steve Theis
Advanced Green Building : Jeff Ellis — Firstcall Construction
Project Management – John Barrows 3910 SE Capital Circle, Grimes, IA, 50111
May CGR 9/30/2002
Business Management for Building Professionals –
Steve Theis Marc Black — Silent Rivers
9205 Swanson Blvd, Clive, IA, 50325
Estimating for Builders and Remodelers – Wally Yoho CGR 9/30/2006
September Devan Kaufman — Kaufman Construction
Project Management – Steve Theis 4328 N. Dawson, Cumming, IA, 50061
October CGR 9/30/2006
OSHA 10 hour – Mike Whitmore
John Duer — Duer & Sons Remodeling
November 1795 S.E. 82nd Street, Runnells, IA, 50237
BAR Exam 515-266-0582
PREP Exam CGR 5/31/2008
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Home Owners Resisting
Increased Costs of Remodeling
Under Lead Paint Rule
Owners of homes built before 1978 are balking at the tion,” Peterson said. “A huge part of the problem is that
additional cost needed to repair and renovate their homes home owners who have no children living in their home do
— an up to 24% increase — under the U.S. Environmental not see the need to pay this expense.”
Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Under the EPA’s lead paint regulation, remodelers and
rule, according to a recent NAHB survey. other contractors working in homes built before 1978 must
“Remodelers are finding that conducting renovation take precautions to contain lead dust — including using
work in older homes has become more expensive under the lead-safe work practices, establishing dust containment ar-
lead regulation and that home owners are reluctant to pay eas and containing dust during the renovation, cleaning up
the increased costs,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob after the project and maintaining detailed records.
Peterson, CGR, CAPS, CGP, of Associates in Building & De- The regulation also requires that they obtain training
sign, Ltd., of Fort Collins, Colo. and certification, and that they distribute the EPA’s Reno-
Responding to special questions in NAHB’s quarterly vate Right lead-safe guide to their home owner clients.
Remodeling Market Index (RMI) survey, remodelers indi- According to the American Housing Survey by the
cated that the cost of remodeling projects of less than $5,000 Department of Housing and Urban Development and the
— a vast majority of the projects nationwide annually — Census Bureau, professional remodelers annually work on
would increase by as much as 24% under the lead rule. The 16.6 million projects involving housing built before 1980. Of
cost of remodeling projects of more than $100,000 would in- those, nearly 13 million are smaller projects priced under
crease 9%, respondents indicated. $5,000.
At least 65% of the respondents also indicated that home The total estimated costs for remodeling under the lead
owners are trying to avoid the additional costs of the lead rule — including training, equipment, materials and work
rule by attempting to do the work themselves, working with hours — could reach as much as $10.5 billion a year if home
uncertified contractors who do not comply with the lead owners do not change their remodeling plans, according to
rule, scaling back the size of their remodeling projects or de- the survey.
ciding not to remodel at all. For more information on the lead rule, visit www.nahb.
“Remodelers want to protect vulnerable children from org/leadpaint; or email Kelly Mack at NAHB, or call her at
lead exposure, but we’re seeing that home owners do not 800-368-5242 x8451.
want to pay the costs for complying with the lead regula-
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Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines applauds
Anawim Housing & HBA member,
Hubbell Realty Company
on completion of
8 new affordable housing units.
On Wednesday, August 24th Anawim Housing and bell Realty Company and many other members that give
Home Builders Association member, Hubbell Homes, cel- back to the Des Moines community by supporting afford-
ebrated the completion of eight new townhomes with a rib- able housing and neighborhood revitalization.
bon cutting ceremony in front of the new properties located
at 2201 Forest Avenue. Since 1987, Anawim Housing has developed hundreds of afford-
Since early 2009, Anawim Housing and Hubbell Realty able desirable housing units for families throughout the City of
Company have partnered to provide affordable and desir- Des Moines. Its services include housing development and man-
able homes for families throughout the Des Moines area. agement along with supportive housing programs.
This important initiative receives a portion of its funding
through a collaboration with the City of Des Moines and the
Polk County Housing Trust Fund.
“Home is where our stories begin. Part of our mission is
to ensure that those stories get off to a good start. We are so
grateful that eight more families in the Des Moines area will
now have a new beautiful home to move into on September
1st,” said Russ Frazier, President of Anawim Housing.
“Hubbell Realty is thrilled to continue to partner with
Anawim Housing.” said Rick Tollakson, President of Hub-
bell Realty. Tollakson continued, “This partnership not only
benefits the residents of the homes but the entire Des Moines
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Introducing 2012 Chair:
Glad to be on board as the Green Building council board
president. We had our first meeting with me pretty much
at the head of the table and it went well with lots of positive
discussion. Steve Theis is such a great asset to really anyone
that knows him. He has us heading in the right direction for
and I am proud to have that army of contacts to lean on.
our board and has helped me in many ways the past couple
Some of you might be aware of the new Home Sweet
years. It’s a pleasure being around someone with such ex-
Home show on local fox TV that I host because of our HBA.
pertise and experience in this great industry of ours.
It is on at 9:30 on Sunday mornings or anytime on the web
My office is in the Iowa Realty building on Beaver and,
at kdsm.com, Home Sweet Home. All shows include noth-
a lot of time, the go to guy for people’s construction needs.
ing but HBA members promoting their products and/or
Not only do I refer business to many people that I have
services, give it a watch.
done business with in the past, more importantly I always
Getting back to our August board meeting we discussed
use my HBA contact guide booklet for referrals. What I tell
education opportunities and certifications on the greener
people like my manager who needs an insulator is that you
side of things, most of us are working towards our mas-
can trust anyone who is a member of our great association
ter green builder certification through the HBA. Certifying
homes green through the HBA is not a difficult process and
can really make your homes stand out as we recommend
all members get more familiar with it as it gains more and
Beautiful Floors more credibility around the country. For instance, we be-
lieve Habitat for Humanity is strongly considering using
For Over 47 Years our green building standard for many future homes they
build and the NAHB is pushing hard for entities such as
HUD to incorporate our NAHB green standard as well. Lo-
cally there has been some certifications green through our
organization and we applaud them for achieving these im-
portant certifications on high performing homes.
Thanks for your time, glad to be back in the mix at the
HBA. Contact me anytime! •
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William Elliott Whitmore to Headline COSC’s
The Nov. 2 event at People’s Court supports the non-
profit’s community programs and showcases Iowa’s top tal-
ents in entertainment, foods, craftsmanship and sustainable
West Des Moines, IA (August 11, 2011) - William El- About COSC
liott Whitmore will headline this year’s “Evergreen” event Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC) is a non-
benefiting Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC). profit membership organization founded in 2005 that serves
The fundraiser will take place at People’s Court in down- as Iowa’s trusted educational resource for sustainable build-
town Des Moines on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. ing. As the recognized leader in providing education and
connecting resources, COSC empowers individuals and
and showcase Iowa’s top talents in entertainment, foods,
communities to make everyday decisions that promote sus-
craftsmanship and sustainable business practices. Proceeds
tainability, resulting in a better quality of life for all Iowans.
support the region’s recognized leader in empowering indi- COSC’s schedule of residential, commercial and energy-
viduals and communities to make everyday decisions that specific workshops can be found at icosc.com. •
Tickets for COSC’s “Evergreen” event go on sale this
coming Tuesday, August 16, at MidwesTix.com. General
admission tickets are $25.50 and VIP tickets are $48.50. The
latest event details are available at icosc.com. Shop at our
Whitmore has been called an heir of Pete Seeger and showroom:
Bruce Springsteen. His distinctive voice carries a timely ode
to farmers in his recently released “Field Songs” album,
which is attracting critical acclaim. Informed by experiences
on his family farm in Lee County, Whitmore predicts a com- Ankeny
ing paradigm shift toward “a more sustainable way of farm- 515-276-6791
ing, something that’s going to make the land a lot happier,”
as he stated during his interview last month on NPR’s Talk
of the Nation.
Whitmore will be joined by “Evergreen” emcee and Moehl Millwork
has been in business
Iowa’s own Do-It-Yourself television personality Michele for over 40 years.
Beschen in celebrating COSC’s role in advancing Iowa’s We have built our
business on suppling
sustainability initiatives. Beyond the outstanding enter-
quality products and
tainment offerings, “Evergreen” attendees will be treated excellent customer
to complimentary appetizers from local producers; a silent service. Stop in and
let us turn your
auction featuring handcrafted furniture and sustainable blueprints
building products; and a lively community networking en- into the home
or room of your
vironment. More event details are available at icosc.com.
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Builder Appreciation Night
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NAHB Remodelers Resources, Networking at
the Remodeling Show in Chicago, Oct. 13-15
The 2011 Remodeling Show in Chicago on Oct. 13-15 Attend the 2011 Remodelers Gala
will feature NAHB Remodelers courses on marketing, esti- Remodelers can also register for the 2011 NAHB Remod-
mating, scheduling, business management, aging in place, elers Gala, the annual black tie event showcasing NAHB Re-
risk management, PREP and networking that will help re- modelers achievements for the year. The gala will be held
modelers compete in a tough economic environment. from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Art Institute
In addition, NAHB remodelers will staff a booth on the of Chicago.
exhibit floor — #1608 — where they will share their experi- During the celebratory evening, NAHB Remodelers
ence and answer tough questions on how to compete and will acknowledge the 2011 CADRE recipients, National Re-
run a successful remodeling business. modeling Hall of Fame inductees, the NAHB Remodeler of
Visitors to the booth can also learn about NAHB Edu- the Year and the Homes for Life Award winners.
cation offerings, the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ For a full list of courses and NAHB Remodelers ac-
Show in Orlando, workforce development and training pro- tivities at the Remodeling Show and to register, visit www.
grams from the Home Builders Institute and the benefits of nahb.org/remodelingshow.
being a member of the NAHB Remodelers. For more information, email Kelly Mack at NAHB, or
In addition, NAHB Remodelers will host a roundta- call her at 800-368-5242 x8451.
ble where staff members of local remodelers councils can
network, share ideas and brainstorm — from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Email email@example.com to register for the roundtable.
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blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 19
Professional Women in Building
This month’s picture
Be so good they CAN’T ignore you. was taken from the DSM
Magazine photo-shoot for
— Steve Martin
the Men’s/Women edition
Women in the Home
Building Industry –
pick up your copy!
It always seems after a successful show like the Tour of The planning for this year’s Christmas party is well un-
Remodeled Homes, there’s a ripple effect of business from der way and promises to be a first class event. I am looking
all the ideas and inspirations it creates. Please take time to for donations for the auction – if your company, or yourself
support this year’s show and see the latest trends/demands would like to donate items, gift cards or cash, you will re-
on a local level. Don’t forget to take time to appreciate the ceive recognition in the January Blue Print magazine. All
knowledge, skill, talent and professionalism of the remodel- the money raised during the auction goes directly to the
ers involved! scholarship fund. Please contact Tara Cox for more infor-
As the kids are heading back to class – I’m looking ahead mation.
at the PWB schedule. There are only two meetings left for
this year. Please join me for one of the upcoming meetings.
If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while, it’s the perfect Char Hobson
time to come back. Rowat Cut Stone & Marble Co.
We are still recruiting for open board seats and event 2010 Local President Professional Women in Building
chairs – if you would like to get more involved – it only re- firstname.lastname@example.org
quires a few hours every month. Please call me for more 515-314-5667
Introducing the 2011 Executive Board
Char Hobson Beth Bezdicek Kathy Barnum
Rowat Cut Stone & Marble Co. McGough Glass and Mirror Barnum Quality Hardwood Floors
President Secretary Past President
Char.email@example.com Beth.firstname.lastname@example.org Kathyemail@example.com
515.314.5667 515-255-1550 515-440-0776
Tara Cox Treasurer: Polly Marean
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Open Marean Construction L.C.,
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EPA Backs Down on
Faulty Stormwater Management
Rule for Construction Sites
The Environmental Protection Agency announced on The agency said that it still couldn’t justify any specific
Aug. 17 that it has decided to reconsider imposing a nation- limit and will start over again.
wide cap on the amount of sediment allowed in stormwater The EPA said it will be talking to home builders, en-
draining from a construction site. vironmental scientists and other members of the public to
The announcement came a year after the EPA’s first pro- gather better data — a solution that NAHB has advocated
posal to develop a numeric limit for the turbidity, or cloudi- for more than three years.
ness, of stormwater was rejected by the 7th Circuit Court of “The EPA set a numeric limit for water cloudiness that
Appeals, which essentially told the agency to come up with was based on flawed analyses,” said NAHB Chairman Bob
an Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs) number that was Nielsen.
legally defensible. Both the Small Business Administration and the Office
NAHB has estimated that attempting to comply with of Management and Budget warned the EPA that the regula-
the regulations would carry a $10 billion annual price tag — tion would not hold up, joining NAHB in voicing concerns
stunting new home production and forcing costs up for over its monitoring and sampling requirements.
home buyers. “In its calculations, the EPA relied on questionable data,
including figures obtained from the vendors that would
have supplied the expensive systems home builders would
have been required to use. That’s no way to come up with
national policy,” Nielsen said.
Because terrain, geography and rainfall vary signifi-
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“It’s our hope that the EPA’s research will take that fact
into account,” he said.
In the meantime, NAHB is redoubling its efforts to col-
lect turbidity data from its members’ construction sites to
help ensure that the eventual ruling makes good scientific
“Stormwater management must be straightforward, af-
fordable and workable,” Nielsen said. “That’s the only way
we can continue to make progress.”
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NAHB Eye On Housing
NAHB Analysis Sheds Light on
Pundits and policymakers who want to trim the mort- tion’s counties — 907 all together — have a local housing
gage interest deduction often point to second homes as a stock in which at least 10% of the units are second homes.
primary target, stereotyping these residences as expensive In fact, all but one state (Connecticut) and Washington, D.C.,
beach houses owned by the very wealthy. But home build- have at least one county in which 10% or more of the hous-
ers know this characterization is way off the mark. Not only ing stock qualifies as second homes eligible for the mortgage
are many vacation homes used as rental properties and interest deduction. Moreover, 26 counties can attribute at
therefore NOT eligible for the mortgage interest deduction, least half of their local housing stock to second homes. To
but many second homes that DO meet the requirements make the point about the prevalence and geographic diver-
for a deduction are those from which a family has recent- sity of these homes even stronger, 12 states in the nation can
ly moved or homes that are under construction where the name at least one county within their jurisdictions in which
eventual owner holds the construction loan. To help set the 25,000 or more second homes are located. Such findings sug-
record straight about where second homes that qualify for gest that much caution needs to be exercised regarding pro-
the mortgage interest deduction are located, NAHB econo- posals that would affect second home ownership — because
mists analyzed data from the 2009 American Community reasons for owning a second home are much more diverse
Survey (the most recent available) to produce a map of the than critics usually provide, and because there are many lo-
share of each county’s housing stock that consists of second cations across the country where second homes constitute a
homes. The results should surprise some people. Overall, significant portion of the total housing stock. Read NAHB’s
6.9 million housing units qualify as second homes, or more analysis on our Eye on Housing blog, or for more informa-
than 5% of all housing units nationwide. And 28% of the na- tion, contact study author Rob Dietz at 800-368-5242, x8285.
blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 23
Altoona Boy Scouts
Receive Recognition for
Assisting with HSE 2011
In recognition of the many hours of volunteering and sembling bags with coupons, booties and the HSE Program,
support, Home Show Expo Chair, Brandon Klinge, and refilled and recycled booties at all 10 houses, and helped
Co-Chair, Colin King, addressed Altoona Boy Scout Troop keep the HSE site clean by picking up trash and emptying
383 on August 29 and presented a donation of $1,000 from trash and recycling containers. On one evening, they even
the Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines and helped secure a rogue hot air balloon from crashing into one
Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Co.. Both Brandon and Colin re- of the houses. They were a great help, and the HBA looks
marked what an outstanding organization the Boy Scouts forward to working with the Boy Scouts at future events and
were and how helpful Troop 383 was during the 10 day Home Shows. •
show at Ironwood Development. The Scouts helped by as-
24 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE
Top 10 Reasons to Do Business with an Active
1. Associate members support NAHB at the local, state and national levels.
2. Associate members volunteer time, talent and treasure to help the
association accomplish its goals.
3. Associate members recruit their colleagues and business contacts to
4. Associate members serve on committees and councils gaining valuable
networking opportunity while helping to advance the association’s
5. By doing so, you increase the value proposition for all membership in
6. Associate members are strong supporters of local and state PACs and
7. Associate members are a major source of non-dues revenue through
sponsorships, advertising, etc.
8. As industry partners, Associate members are a valuable resource for
business and management tips.
9. Associate members are heavily invested in your business success: You
win, they win!
10. Why wouldn’t you do business with a member?
blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 25
Register Early for IBS 2012 …
Registration for the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ connect with customers. Fortunately, that’s exactly what the
Show opens September 1 … and as an NAHB member, you next International Builders’ Show (IBS) from Feb. 8–11, 2012
can save big by registering any time during the month! in Orlando is designed to help you do.
Here’s how. If you register for IBS 2012 between Septem- Now there’s even better news. If you’re a new NAHB
ber 1 and September 30, you can choose how you want to member or a first-time attendee at IBS 2012, you can save
save — either a FREE 4-day expo pass or $100 off the early some serious money! If you meet one of the following condi-
full registration fee of $325. Even better, spouse registrations tions, you can see all the exhibits and attend all the educa-
are also FREE in September! tion sessions you want for only $125:
The bottom line? For just $225, you can enjoy all of these You only ever registered for the IBS before as a
benefits: non-member and you are now a member of the
· Over 200 education sessions, including general business Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines
topics as well as specialized insights into green building, OR
multifamily, marketing, financing, 50+ housing and more You are currently a member of the Home Builders
· Hands-on access to the newest, most essential products Association of Greater Des Moines and you have
from the most respected suppliers never previously registered for IBS
· Relaxed, enjoyable networking opportunities to meet with
friends old and new That’s up to $325 in savings for full access to four days
· Insights into evolving markets, emerging trends and prov- of exhibits and education — and even better, your spouse
en strategies for survival can attend for only $20!
Remember, these offers are only good from September 1 To take advantage of this special offer, just go to www.
through September 30. Please visit BuildersShow.com/Sep- buildersshow.com and follow the “member” registration
tember for information and to register. path. You’ll see the First-Time registration option listed right
after you provide your contact and demographic informa-
First-Time Attendees at IBS Save Up to $325! tion. Simply select the discounted full registration option,
As a member of the Home Builders Association of Great- and you’re on your way!
er Des Moines you already know that success as a builder Please note that first-time attendee registration forms
requires much more than just being able to swing a hammer. will be checked against past records. If NAHB’s records in-
In fact, to move your business ahead, you need to learn dicate that you have previously registered for IBS as a mem-
about new materials, plan marketing strategies and better ber, you will be charged the full member registration fee.
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Sept. 26th, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The PREP is the required
first step in the process of
becoming a Certified
(CGR). Candidates do not
pass or fail the PREP.
Results determine the
course of study for CGR
The 150 question
assessment measures a
candidate’s knowledge in
five core areas of
• Marketing and Advertising
• Business Management
• Contracts, Liability and
• Project Management
28 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE
Sept. 29th, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Are you ready to join the elite
ranks of the nation’s top building
industry professionals? The
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
designation is your sign to clients
and colleagues that you are a
member of this respected group
of professionals. The Builder
Assessment Review (BAR) is
your first step towards obtaining
this prestigious designation. This
assessment will measure your
expertise in five key areas of the
building industry: Building
Technology, Business and
Finance, Project Management,
Sales and Marketing and Safety.
Your results will show you the
areas where your knowledge is
strongest, where it is weakest,
and will determine the courses
required for you to obtain your
CGB. Now for the first time, you
have a chance to test out of
those areas where your
knowledge and experience is
greatest. This will allow you to
earn your CGB designation faster
than ever before. The BAR has
been set high. Do you have what
it takes to be a CGB? Let’s find
out…If you are up to the
challenge, you too can join the
most prestigious club in the
blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 29
Project Sept. 27th, 2011
Management Instructor: Steve Theis
CGP, GMB, CMP
Develop the skills you need for
successful on or off-site production
operations management. This
hands-on course covers the three
phases of a successful venture:
planning, implementation and
evaluation. Owners, project
managers, superintendents, sales
managers and anyone involved in
the pre-construction and
construction process will benefit
from this introductory course. As a
graduate of this course, you will be
• Explain the basics of successful
• Execute the pre-construction
project management functions and
• Implement the tools available for
efficient project management
• Manage trade contractors
• Perform project management
duties during the project
• Complete the duties and
responsibilities of post-project
Continuing Education Hours: 6.0
Continuing Education Credits:
CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB,
CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM
30 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE
Membership Poker Run
& Builder Bucks!!!!!!!!
The HBA of greater Des Moines is proud to present you the members with this fun and rewarding program. Try to earn
the best poker hand you can and earn builder bucks along the way. Why do you want to take part in this you may ask? The
rules are simple and fun.
(2) Cards are given for each new member recruited to the HBA!!!
(2) Cards are given to the sponsor when he or she calls a member and gets
them to renew!!!
(1) Card is given to membership committee person who makes the call and
gets the member to renew the membership!!!! (Join the committee, great
chances to earn cards!!!)
Why do you want these cards so bad?
At the annual Chili Cook Off the best poker hands will win the following:
Best Poker Hand wins: $500 in builder bucks
2nd place Hand wins: $250 in builder bucks
3rd place Hand wins: $125 in builder bucks
Still need more!!!!!!
Recruit 15 new members in 2011 and receive a 1yr free membership to the HBA
Recruit 10 new members in 2011 and receive ½ off your membership to the HBA
Recruit 5 new members in 2011 and receive 1/3 off your membership to the HBA
Here is your chance to get involved, be rewarded, and have fun at the auction!!!!
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blueprintNEW MEMBERS & RENEWALS
August 2011 Renewals
Company Member Type Since Company Member Type Since
American Abstract & Title Co. Associate 1955 Daniel Kealy, CPA, P.L.C. Associate 2006
ABC Electric Associate 1959 Monarch Renovations, LLC Builder 2006
Carlson Systems Associate 1967 Cenergy, LLC Associate 2007
Dick s Concrete Associate 1973 The Des Moines Radio Group Associate 2007
Beisser Lumber Company Associate 1980 Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. Associate 2007
T & T Sprinkler Service, Inc. Associate 1989 Dorrian Heating & Cooling Associate 2008
Certainteed Roofing Associate 1999 Monarch Foundations Associate 2008
Kate Lo Tile Associate 1999 CertaPro Painters Builder 2009
Silent Rivers Design Build Builder 1999 Integrity Builders of Iowa, LLC Builder 2009
Fireplace & Stone Center Associate 2000 Showplace Builders, Inc. Builder 2009
Tyler Homes Builder 2000 Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group,
Boesch Construction, Inc. Builder 2003 Realtors - Ken Clark Affiliate 2009
Ferguson Enterprises Associate 2005 W.R. Main Contractor, Inc. Builder 2010
Prudential First Realty Associate 2005
Save the Date
for an evening in Winter Wonderland
Home Builders Association of
Greater Des Moines Holiday Party
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Prairie Meadows Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Remodelers Council, Professional Women in Building and the Associates Council.
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SPIKE CANDIDATE’S Rachel Flint 1 Darrel Avitt 185.5
Spike Name Spike Points Shannon Flickinger 1 La Donna Gratias 162.25
Ralph DiCesare 5 Gail Flagel 1 Rick Thompson 161
Jeffrey D Grubb 4.5 Ron Detrick 1 Tom Ward 150.5
Robert Myers 4 Al Brezina 1 Tom Stevens 149.5
Kathy Barnum 4 Frances Best 1 Bill Kimberley 147
Amy Kimberley 3.5 Rob Applegate 1 Ted Lockwood 146.25
Robert Jacobs 3.5 Terry L. Wilhelm 0.5 Jim Paine 129.5
Mike Van Gorp 3 Alan Rivers 0.5 Rollie Clarkson 124.25
Kelly Sharp 3 Brad Long 0.5 Ronald Grubb 124
Dan Knoup 3 Stephen Grubb 0.5 Duane Vanhemert 120
Eric Grubb 3 Angel M Grubb 0.5 Colin C. King 119.25
Ted A. Grob 3 Don Dorrian 0.5 Greg Arganbright 112.5
David Cosgriff 3 Rick Bratrud 0.5 Gerald Grubb 112
Curtis Busch 3 Rick Bianchi 0.5 Polly Marean 104.75
Georgette Schutte 2.75 Rick Bach 88
Joseph Tollari Sr. 2.5 MEMBERS Steve Archer 85.25
Bret Nehring 2.5 Spike Name Spike Points Gene Buttrey 80.5
Dick Larimer 2.5 Matt Connolly 23 Gary Scrutchfield 69
Mark King 2.5 Eric Heikes 20 Ben Harrington 64
Toby Tyler 2 Jon Heim 19 John W. Grubb 62
James Slife 2 Chaden Halfhill 17.5 Tom Sheehy 61.5
K. Mickelsen 2 Wallace Yoho 16.25 Ronald Wyckoff 54
Brian Meyer 2 Randy Soper 15.5 Brad Gannon 52.5
Brandon Klinge 2 Robert Boesen 15 Gaylen Eller 51
Char Hobson 2 John Sample 14 Tom Lynner 50.5
Mary Henss 2 Frank Lindsey 13.25 Leslie Bryant 49.25
Larry Goodell 2 Christopher C. Boley 12.5 Dave Best 47.5
Mark Detrick 2 Kathy Barnhill 11.5 Devan Kaufman 41.25
Matthew Chizek 2 Kathy Barnum 11 Kent Katch 41
John Buttz 2 Brad Schulte 10.5 Greg Marean 40
Brennen Buckley 2 Steve Schrodt 10.5 Kim Beisser 39.5
Steve Bouchard 2 Rick Laffoon II 10.5 Charles F. Wasker 39
Larry Webster 1.5 Steve Theis 10.5 Terry Doling 36.5
Justin Washburn 1.5 Patrick Cardwell 10 Tom Gannon 33.5
Oran Struecker 1.5 Scott R. Cierzan 6.5 Jack Bohlender 31.5
Mark Parlee 1.5 Craig Van Langen 31
Cliff Anderson 1.5 LIFE MEMBERS Brian Donaghy 30
Dana Walters 1 Spike Name Spike Points Ralph Haskins 29.5
David Volante 1 George Mirras 529.75 Jim Best 29
Joseph Smith 1 Thomas Gratias 408.5 M. Dan Collins 25.5
Jason Shepherd 1 Don Marean 291.5
Mike Schmit 1 Doug Mayo 220.75
Rory Robson 1 Don M. Beal Jr. 215
Daniel Kealy 1 Lloyd Clarke 211
Jon Jacobson 1 Keith Butz 187.5
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October 6th Thursday, October 13th
Metro area Candidate Night – Stoney Creek Inn
November 10th American Contract Sales
Election & President’s Night Thursday, November 3rd
Stoney Creek Inn *all times are 5-7pm
HBA Holiday Party
Prairie Meadows Ballroom
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