Home Builders Association of Central Michigan
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2026 Independence Drive • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 • (989)775-7747 • Fax (989)775-7748 • www.hbacm.com
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may 19th buildErs insPECtors brEAkfAst
In ThIs Issue... Tuesday, May 19th at the New City Hall
• MeMber Presenter: Lee Schwartz,
MAHB VP of Government Relations
See page 2
CONTINUING EDUCATION TO
• the Kay Fisher
MAINTAIN YOUR LICENSE
scholarship CODES & SPRINKLERS
recipients FIND OUT ALL THE FACTS!
See page 3
• 20 annual
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See page 9 see form inside!
offiCErs A Message from the President...
President We ’ v e g o t t e n breakfast planned for May 18th where a
Joanne Theunissen through the heavy representative from MAHB will present
772-2300 spring rains and information on the Builders’ License
the sun seems to Continued Competency requirements
1st Vice President be shining more, and the current Codes development
Al Davis so I think we can safely assume Spring cycle including info on where we stand
644-5262 has arrived. There’s been plenty going on residential fire sprinklers. Any builder
on here at the HBA of Central Michigan. members who are interested in attending
A number of our members decided to get should contact the HBA office.
Treasurer/ Secretary involved in the Art Reach “Chair Affair”
Eric Vollmar by building chairs and a nice collection of We’ll be holding one more general
773-0178 Adirondack chairs have now headed off membership meeting prior to our summer
to Art Reach to be distributed to local break, mark your calendars for May 19th
Associate Vice President artists for their final touches. The chairs and plan on attending the meeting at the
Terry Kunst will be on display throughout the Mt. Elks Club in Alma. Then pay attention
772-2977 Pleasant downtown business district later to the HBA newsletter for details on our
this summer. summer golf outing as well as the Annual
Past President Materials Auction.
The HBA Educational Series has been a
Steve Johnson great success. Attendance has been good I hope Spring brings a bunch of new
772-3155 at all of the presentations and it seemed housing starts, as well as plenty of work
that everyone went away feeling as though for all of our builder and associate
Executive Vice President this was well worth their time. Thanks members…..
Carmelina Crisci so much to each of our members who
775-7747 donated their valuable time and expertise See you in Alma on the 19th.
to make this such a worthwhile effort.
Administrative Assistant Joanne (Jo) Theunissen
We have another builder/inspector HBA of Central MI, President
Member Advantage Corner...
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We are all looking for ways to ease the THE RETuRN oN YouR MEMBERSHIP INCLuDES:
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but did you know that some of the most endless Networking
beneficial are included right here in your - Discounts on Home Show
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Membership is the lifeline of this association and all businesses Tournament, Golf outing, Archery Shoot
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successful and influential people in the entire three county-
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(Also inserted in 20,000 copies of the Morning Sun)
Your membership enables you to profit in group activities, improve - Legislative Representation/ Locally, State Wide & Nationally
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Please feel free to contact me at the office any time to discuss any - Dental Liability
or all of these membership benefits. - Business, Auto/Home owner Discounts
- Meijers Monthly Discounts on Groceries, General
Merchandise and Gas
Carmi - Discounts on Automobiles/Cars & Trucks
THE KAY FISHER
Congratulations to the following two CMU Chapter students Nicholas
Rice and Autumn Nethercott as they received scholarships from
our HBA to continue to complete their degrees in the Construction
Management program at CMU. On hand was CMU Construction
Management Instructor Bruce Frost along with the Senior Officers
to present them with their awards at our last general membership
meeting at the Doherty in Clare.
Autumn Nethercott and Malak Berri two CMU Construction Management
Students also received $800.00 Scholarships from our National Women’s
Council that evening at the Doherty. In Clare. Carol Jones of Robert R.
Jones Homes the wife of our current 1st Vice Chairman of the National
Association of Home Builders was present to make this presentation.
ContinuinG EduCAtion undErstAndinG liCEnsinG EduCAtion
to MAintAin Your liCEnsE CodEs & sPrinklErs
find out All tHE fACts Lee Schwartz MAHB VP of Government Relations
Chris Kress Certified Nu-Wool Wallseal Dealer
Brian Kench, Mt. Pleasant Building official
The Laws on Licensure in Michigan have changed and continuing Tom Schepperly VP Pella Windows & Doors
education is required in order to renew your license. Join us Rob Derkenson – Michigan Energy Services
May 19th to familiarize yourself and get an understanding of the
new professionalism laws, what they will include and all of the MAY 19TH, 2009 · 7:30AM at CITY HALL
mandatory hours of education that will now be required in order 320 W. Broadway St. · Mt. Pleasant
to maintain your Builders and M&A Contractors License.
For Members & Non-Members Includes A Light Breakfast
Building Codes have also changed and are in effect right now,
join us to review those code changes in order to maintain your
proficiency in the building industry.
Mandated Sprinklers in homes is quickly becoming a reality and Company Name
the added cost burden could severely restrict the number of
homes built in a year especially when the reliability and benefits Contact Name
are still unproven.
This seminar is open to Building officials & Inspectors along
with members and non-members alike.
Contact Phone Number
More information RSVP FoR THIS MEETING
Please Respond By: May 15th, 2009
Call: 989-775-7747 IS MANDAToRY
Fax Form Back To: 989-775-7748
Mail To: 2026 Independence Dr. Mt. Pleasant, 48858
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must present the savings card to your cashier at each time of purchase.
Excludes: Grocery, Alcohol, Tobacco, Prescriptions, Gift Cards, Lottery,
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811 Craig Hill Rd. STEVE JOHNSON
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 Sales Manager
PERCHA PAINT & WALLPAPER
Devoe Paint, Specialty Finishes, Spray Equipment,
Custom Window Treatments, Wallpaper, Fabrics, Floor Coverings
4820 E. Broomﬁeld Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Louise Percha (989) 773-7046
Certiﬁed Wallcovering Consultant FAX (989) 772-3373
City of Mt. Pleasant department of building safety
Reports for April 2009 • Permits in Motion
401 N. Main Street • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858-1698 • Phone (989) 799-5302 • Fax (989) 773-6791
PERMITS ISSuED THIS PERIoD YTD ToTAL LAST YTD ToTAL
Type No. Valuation No. Valuation No. Valuation
Commercial Accessory 0 $0 0 $0 2 $6,500
Commercial Addition 0 $0 0 $0 1 $100,000
Commercial Alteration 2 $19,000 13 $237,600 10 $387,309
Commercial, New 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Demolition 1 $13,000 2 $13,000 5 $21,800
Fence 5 $3,790 7 $4,540 3 $2,600
Moving 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Multi-family, Addition 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Multi-family, Alteration 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Multi-family, New 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
other 0 $0 2 $50 0 $0
Reroof 19 $95,299 36 $208,514 24 $207,665
Reside 1 $2,000 2 $5,500 3 $5,310
Residential Accessory 4 $8,200 9 $12,850 3 $4,400
Residential Additon 0 $0 1 $10,000 3 $123,000
Residential Alteration 15 $159,663 32 $244,210 41 $443,245
0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
2 $360,000 2 $360,000 0 $0
(single-family, att. & det.)
Sign 1 $42 13 $7,022 13 $57,358
ToTAL PERMITS 50 $660,994 119 $1,103,286 108 $1,359,187
ToTAL FEES $6,052 $11,511 $13,658
Union Township Building Permits -Year to Date
TYPE THIS PERIoD (April 09) YEAR To DATE
No. Permit Value Permit Fee No Permit Value Permit Fee
Commercial Accessory 0 $0 $0 0 $0 $0
Commercial Remodel 1 $15,000 $130 5 $125,000 $589
Commercial New 0 $0 $0 3 $226,000 $298
Demolition 1 $1,000 $50 3 $105,000 $150
Exempt 0 $0 $0 0 $0 $0
Residential Accessory 0 $0 $0 0 $0 $0
Residential Remodel 10 $27,400 $500 20 $87,800 $1,269
Residential New 0 $0 $0 0 $0 $0
Totals 12 $43,400 $680 31 $543,800 $2,206
A Message from
the Women’s Council...
Spring is finally here!
We had a busy month. Thanks to all who came to Greenwald &
B C to help wrap those tree seedlings. We rapped over 1,300
seedlings individually. Everyone chipped in to deliver these to
3rd grade classrooms of 18 participating schools. We had nifty
posters on the life of a tree for each student.
our group met and have selected three lucky recipients to each
receive $500 scholarships from the Home Builders of Central
Michigan. I hope you will congratulate them at the May meeting
when we presents the scholarship awards. Women’s Council raised
$545 from the home show for scholarship purposes.
nks! Greenwald & BC · Mark Cashen From Edward Jones
Percha Paint & Wallpaper · Konwinski Construction
Women’s Council President
office (989) 779-7799 or Cell (989) 621-5683 Central Plumbing · Susan Murray & Associates CPA’s
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Al Davis Construction · Mt. Pleasant Agency/McCarthur Insurance Agency
Spread the Word...rental Space available
Come and be our neighbors. Rental space is located in the same building as the Home Builders Association of Central Michigan. At 2026 Independence
Drive, we currently have available 1,238 square feet for lease at $6.75 a square foot. This is a professional commercial setting with easy access to main
roadways. Call the HBA office at 989-775-7747 for more information.
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Call toda ate! Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
free estim (989) 560-2774
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
the very heart of our association!!
A & L Agency Finnerty Builder Mr Electric
Dawn Augustine Dominic Finnerty Aaron Liscomb
989 875-2931 989 644-6910 989 773-5063
Anderson Contracting & Gas Productions Co.,Inc. Mt Pleasant Abstract & Title
Renovations Mark Sutherland Paul Alexander
Judson Anderson 989 268-5079 989 773-3651
Gott Electric LLC Owens Soft Water Service
Andersen Windows Inc. Bruce Gott Carrie Joly
Laurie House 989 644-8778 989 386-6877
NES Rentals Rite Way Asphalt Paving Inc.
Ayers Basement Systems Troy Stoike Jerry, James & Cristy Struble
Todd Louas 989 775-8705 989 828-6368
Isabella Bank Rockcrete Transit Mix
Blackford Construction Nora Colthorp Dan Gamble
1105 N. Mission St.
Tony Blackford 989 772-9471 989 386-7182
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Shaffer Construction (989) 773-2132 • Fax (989) 773-2791
Broadway Realty & Associates Connie Katt Joshua Shaffer Custom Cabinets • Corian Countertops
Paula Arndt 989 772-9471 989 466-1419 Appliances • Design Consulting
989 775-3800 www.ljskitchens.com
Kieff’s Roofing Inc. Simply Engraving Inc.
Brugger Painting & Kennis Kieff Lynette Korthman
Remodeling 989 762-5073 989 953-7505 Braun kendrick finkbeiner p.l.c.
989 775-7781 Koetje Deck & Log Home T Coulter Home Improvements
Services Tim Coulter Timothy L. Curtiss
Buck’s Run Golf Club Terry Koetje 248 561-6090 Attorney at Law
Jeff Sweet 231 829-4005
989 773-6830 Team Elmers
Krapohl Ford Lincoln Mercury Eric Strang 304 E. Broadway Other Offices:
Capital Equipment of Clare Stan Miller / Jeff Hafer 231 943-3443 Suite 206 Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 Saginaw, MI
Kevin Holt 989 772-2991 (989) 775-7404 Midland, MI
989 386-2192 The Michigan Waterwell Fax (989) 775-3764
Lipovsky Building Company Company
Chippewa Lanes David Lipovsky Jon Seeley
Carl Malish 989 539-1726 989 828-6002
MAK Enterprises Thomas Krchmar Incorporated
Controlled Environment Ron Klump Thomas Krchmar
Structures Inc. 989 828 7403 989 539-7386
616 754-8069 McArthur Insurance Agency Tony Miller Construction Co.
Terry Kunst Tony Miller
D & D Asphalt Specialists LLC 989 644-3465 989 560-5353
989 835-4011 Mick Straus Construction LLC Ultra Concrete Lifting
Mick Straus Jeff Weckesser
Design Builders of Clare Inc 989 644-5224 989 837-1962
989 386-2491 Midland Industrial Supply Wolverine Bank
DeWitt Lumber Company
989 839-1284 DeWitt Lumber Co.
Jason Scott 725 Spring St. Blanchard, MI
989 561-2100 Mission Lumber & True (800) 968-7883 Fax (989) 561-5002
Value Home Center Welcome new
Eck-Sperienced Builders Traci Florian
VanPolen Custom Cabinets
DeWitt Window & Doors
Moline Heating & Cooling Scott VanPolen 1635 Broomfield Mt. Pleasant, MI
Everdry Waterproofing Terry Moline 231 825-8107 (800) 779-2101 Fax (989) 779-2103
Robert VanSuilichem 989 463-8767
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2009 HbA of CM
SIGN uP ToDAY!
Spring is here and it’s time to start thinking
about golf. The Central Michigan Home
Builders Association golf outing that is. It will be held on Friday,
July 17th at Buck’s Run.
We had a great time last year with record attendance and are looking
forward to another successful event. So if you haven’t already, dust
off those clubs and get your team ready to tee off with your friends
at The Central Michigan HBA.
I am asking for everyones support and participation again at this
Friday, July 17th at BuCk’S run
years event. If you are interested in being on the golf committee Golf outinG sPonsors
or have any questions or suggestions, we would love to hear from and ParticiPants
you. You can call Carmi at 775-7747 in the HBA office or reach the Home Builders association of Central michigan
me at 560-5106. would like to thank you for your generous support
of the Golf outing. as Golf outing Chairperson, i’m
Eric Vollmar, Golf outing Chairperson asking for your support for this years golf outing set to
take place Friday, July 17th at Buck’s run. Here are the
Please send confirmation of your four levels of sponsorship.
sPonsorshiP and check
before monday, July 3rd. Four Golfers, hole sponsorship with sign.
two Golfers, hole sponsorship with sign.
Payment metHod _____________________________________ Silver: $100.00
_______ CHeCk enCloSed made PayaBle to tHe
HBa oF Central miCHiGan Bronze: $50.00
Prize donation of your choice.
or: $75.00 Per person
_______ PleaSe CHarGe my Credit Card
in tHe amount of $ _____________________
_______ viSa ________ maSterCard
friday, July 17 at buck’s run
_______ diSCover ________ dinerS CluB registration @ 7:30am
shotgun starts @ 8:00 am
18 holes of golf
Golf outinG sPonsor: Contest Holes
Breakfast and Lunch
Come join the fun!
MEMBERSHIP DEFENDERS UNITE
Dear Members: The current list of captains are:
This month’s article Steve Johnson,
will focus on the Johnson Door & Central Vac
membership drive 989-772-3155
that will be held on June 9h & 10th at the
Home Builders office. We are planning Terry Kunst,
to follow the principles the oliver Group Mt. Pleasant Agency
training that successfully helped us add 53 989-772-2977
new members to our association last year.
We currently have 4 teams and are looking Mission Lumber & Home Center
for 4 more that will find seven more 989-772-0906
members to round out their teams. These
teams will compete against each other for a Russ Alwood
chance to win some great prizes, and help Alwood Enterprises
the association grow. 989-289-8747 PERCHA
Sign up PAINT &
If you are interested in becoming a captain The other way in which you can help is to today!
or co-captain please contact Carmi at the provide names of prospective members to
HBA office, only the quickest respond will the participating teams. (If their team wins
get the opportunity to become a team maybe you can convince them to share the Thanks for any and all help you can provide,
leader. spoils of victory with you) I’m sure we’ll have some good news to
share with you in the next newsletter.
If you’re not ready to be a captain or Remember the phrase “what businesses
co-captain, the other leaders may need benefit from a strong building economy,” Regards,
your help to complete their teams. Please when considering who should be a member Dave Smith, Firstbank
contact them if you would like to participate. of the association. Membership Chairman
MEMBERSHIP REFERRAL FORM
Becoming a member of the Home Builders Association of Central Michigan will give
you access to the most Powerful, Successful and most influential business people in the
I am referring:
Contact Name: ________________________________________________
City _____________________________ Telephone Number _____________________
in the Members Corner this month...
Tanner Tracking Lawn care and
Landscaping, established in 2001, now
serves permanently in Mt. pleasant, Michigan
and has for almost three years now. Tanner
Tracking is a locally owned and operated
company created by estel Tanner, which started
in Traverse city Michigan, but recently moved
down here to Mt. Pleasant due to Estel getting
married and his wife living down here. all of their workers are friendly rk
and can ers are friendly
and you can always spot them around town wearing their bright red a
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g their t
Tanner Tracking Landscaping t-shirts. Tanner Tracking’s workers are Tanner bright r ed
all specially trained and are very good at what they do. if you want ts.
quality work done but don’t have the time to do it yourself and don’t
want to spend a great deal of money to have it done, Tanner Tracking
is definitely the lawn care company to call. That was the whole reason
estel started Tanner Tracking. To not kill people with high priced lawn
care that most times isn’t even very great.
we specialize in hardscapes such as patio’s, walkways and
custom driveways as well as water features like fountains (989) 621-0000
and water falls that bring serenity and peace of mind to your
home. tanner tracking also provides top notch lawncare www.tannertrackinglandscaping.com
services thats why we are your four season service specialist.
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We Do It All.
Fire & Water Damage Restoration & Reconstruction
Fire, Water, Smoke & Mold Cleanup
Carpet Cleaning & Air Duct Cleaning
989.773.8038 Board Ups, Structural Drying
or 888.289.7362 Bob & Karen Heydenburg - Owners
Home Builders Association of Central Michigan
2026 Independence Drive • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
rep. Bill Caul
509 Olds Plaza Building
Lansing, mI 48913
rep. scott Hummel
rm. N. -1197 anderson insPECtors
Lansing, mI 48909 brEAkfAst
Phone: 1-877-859-8086 Tuesday, May 19th
at the New City Hall
rep. John moolenaar RSVP today!
rm. s. -1287 anderson Bldg.
Lansing, mI 48909
sen. alan Cropsey
P.O. Box 30036
1005 Farnum Bldg.
Lansing, mI 48909
sen. Tim moore
rm. 1286 anderson Bldg.
Lansing, mI 48909
state Capital Building
Insurance, Citizens Insurance Company of America
An Independent Insurance Agency, Auto Owners, Frankenmuth Mutual