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Tour of Remodeled Homes September 17 & 18 NAHB Remodelers Show in Chicago: October 13, 14, & 15 H O M E B U I L D E R S A S S O C I AT I O N O F G R E AT E R DES MOINES B U ILDING P ROFESS IONALS BUILDING TRUST Pictures by Creighton Cox and Jake Boyd Photo FREE EPA Have you O M E B U I L D E Rnew S O C I AT I O N Backs Down on H visited the S A S O F G R E AT E R D E S M O I N E S IBS Registration HBA of Greater Des SMoinesU I L D I N G T R UFaulty Storm Water B U ILDING P ROFE S IONALS B ST In September Website? Management Rules H O M E B U I L D E R S A S S Mission Statement: O C I AT I O N O F G R E A T E R D E S M the E S Dedicated to the advancement of O I Nbuilding industry and the communities we serve through advocacy, education and professionalism. B U ILDING P ROFESS IONALS BUILDING TRUST 2 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE 2011 HBA of Greater Des Moines Board of Directors and Staff blueprintMAGAZINE Staff Creighton Cox - Executive Officer Jennifer Sweet - Office Administrator Megan Fratzke - Administrative Assistant In this issue... Executive Board 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 Life Directors Don Beal, Beal Development (B) 17 COSC Corner LaDonna Gratias, CLG Homes (B) Emily Perry Tom Gratias, Gratias Construction (B) Utility Liaison 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 Dan Knoup Tom Stevens Tom Stevens 22 NAHB Reports Michael Marianageli State Alternates National Alternates 24 Boy Scouts Receive Recognition Leslie Mayo Rollie Clarkson Rollie Clarkson Ralph DiCesare Dan Knoup Carrie Norris 26 Register for IBS Stephanie Denton Carrie Norris Steve Theis 31 Poker Run & Builder Bucks 6751 Corporate Drive • Johnston, IA Ph. 515-270-8500 34 Calendar Fax 515-334-0165 October 2011, 2011 General Membership Meetings Website 2011 HBA Networking After Hours desmoineshomebuilders.com E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 3 president’sREPORT 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 POWER of working TogETHEr Associates (who usually get overlooked and don’t get any credit) the opportunity to show off their new products and innovations. 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. • MidAmerican Energy is proud to work with our trade partners, including energy-efficient equipment dealers, architects and contractors, in educating home and business owners about the importance of energy efficiency. No Electricity. No Adjustments. We hope our programs and incentives empower you to successfully market and sell energy-efficient products and services to your customers. 515-2776250 www.waterwaterwaterinc.com • email@example.com 800-894-9599 www.MIDAMERICANENERGY.com 4 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 5 eoREPORT 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. 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Quality of Life Grows Here www.AltoonaChamber.org A healthy attitude. blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 7 governmentAFFAIRS 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 • 8 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE greenBUILDING 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. blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 9 remodelers’COUNCIL Cliff Anderson 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 10 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE DIRECTIONS 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 OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER: 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. blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 11 38 | 2 0 1 1 T O U R | education& DESIGNATION Steve Theis, Stephen Theis MCGP, GMB, CAPs NAR green, CSP, CMP Education & Designation How do I get my Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) Designation? 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 12 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE 2011-2012 Education Calendars 2011 - Watch the Builder Bulletin for Designation Paths: Registration Information 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) PREP Exam 2012 – (Class dates to be released in November) Risk Management Estimating for Builders & Remodelers January 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 CGR 9/30/2000 March Basics of Building – Steve Theis Rollie Clarkson — Remodeling Contractors House Construction as a Selling Tool PO Box 235, Johnston, IA, 501310235 515-334-9914 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 515-202-6088 May CGR 9/30/2002 Business Management for Building Professionals – Steve Theis Marc Black — Silent Rivers 9205 Swanson Blvd, Clive, IA, 50325 June 515-266-6702 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 515-981-9352 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 blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 13 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- Rory Robson Monarch Foundations Over 40 years of service dedicated to the highest quality footings, foundations, excavation & engineering. Insurance Services Residential & Commercial Latest Modern Technology Specializes in Home Builders, Remodeling 3700 SE Beisser Dr., Suite A Contractors and Artisan Contractors. Grimes, IA 50111 Phone: 515-986-5566 12345 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50325-8245 Fax: 515-986-1118 515-224-4391 RRobson@thedanaco.com www.monarchfoundations.com 14 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE 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 community.” The HBA of Greater Des Moines is proud to have Hub- Plumbing Contractor • Tax Planning & Preparation • Financial Planning RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • Business Problem Solving • Investment Review NEW HOMES • MULTI-FAMILY • MOTELS • Estate Planning • Computer Consulting 1425 Fuller Road 102 East 15th Street 8550 New York Avenue West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 Pella, Iowa 50219 Urbandale, Iowa 50322 (515) 225-9532 • FAX (515) 225-9590 641-628-4521 515-253-0099 800-945-4553 www.cookplumbing.com www.sucpa.com 800-395-5219 blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 15 greenBUILDING COUNCIL Matt Connolly CGP, CGB office 515.453.6196 Introducing 2012 Chair: Matt Connolly 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! • LOUIE’S We are an Iowa based company and look forward to working with you to protect the deck, patio, concrete, wood, or masonry around your home or business! Contact Us with any questions or if you would like to receive a quote for this unique service that we offer. Gary Scott Floor Covering Sealwize of Iowa 2709 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 12641 Oakview Heights Drive (515) 243-8608 Story City, IA 50248 Phone: 515-231-0743 Fax: 515-733-2969 www.louiesfloorcovering.com 16 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE coscCORNER Emily Perry William Elliott Whitmore to Headline COSC’s “Evergreen” Party 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 business practices. 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. • promote sustainability. 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 5150 SE to farmers in his recently released “Field Songs” album, Rio Court 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. dreams. blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 17 Builder Appreciation Night 18 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the roundtable. K&E Distributing Inc. Bosch is committed to reinventing energy efficiency with gas tankless, electric heat pump Proud supplier of green heating, cooling, water heaters, solar thermal, gas boilers & geothermal products for hot water production & & hot water products from Bosch year-round indoor comfort. These innovative solutions work alone or together as an integrated system to reduce carbon footprint & lower monthly energy bills. K&E Distributing Inc. 1501 Walnut Dallas Center, IA 50063 515-992-3328 www.ia-geo.com “Energy Solution Products for a Green Future” blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 19 Professional Women in Building Char Hobson President’s Message 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 highlighting Professional 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- email@example.com quires a few hours every month. Please call me for more 515-314-5667 information. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org Beth.email@example.com Kathyfirstname.lastname@example.org 515.314.5667 515-255-1550 515-440-0776 Tara Cox Treasurer: Polly Marean Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Open Marean Construction L.C., Vice-President Membership Tara.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 515-971-1890 515-287-1413 20 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE Save Save up to 29% on select FedEx® The Date! shipping services October 18, 2011 FedEx Advantage® for 5:30 pm Social & 6:00 pm start Sleepy Hollow Sports Park NAHB Members 4051 Dean Avenue NAHB members can now enjoy savings of up to 29% off select Des Moines, IA 50317 FedEx services. There are no costs and no minimum 515-262-4100 shipping requirements to take advantage of this program. To enroll call 1-800-MEMBERS or visit: enrolladvantage.fedex.com/4541 and enter passcode HVCSP8. 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Seamless less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation is provided throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico FIND US ON FACEBOOK To enroll call 1-800-MEMBERS or visit: Become a fan of www.1800members.com/nahb Home Builders of Greater Des Moines Professional Women in Building Feel free to share pictures, experiences and information on the latest trends involving our industry. blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 21 NAHB Report 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- Des Moines’ oldest Abstract Company, and only complete set of Abstract Books cantly across the country, NAHB has long held that a na- tionally applicable numeric limit is neither defensible nor Tell your Realtor or Lender to use American Abstract & Title for your transaction. practicable. Bill Blue, General Manager “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 sense. “Stormwater management must be straightforward, af- fordable and workable,” Nielsen said. “That’s the only way we can continue to make progress.” Impeccable Service Since 1856 NAHB supports responsible development and the goals Never a fee to store your abstracts. of the Clean Water Act, he said, and “the association will Polk County: DallaS County: continue to work with state and federal regulators to keep 1840 nW 118th Street 117 north 9th Street Suite 110 (on the toWn Square) our waterways clean.” Clive • 515-283-2266 Adel • 515-993-1986 For more information, email Ty Asfaw at NAHB, or call www.AMeRiCAN-ABSTRACT.CoM her at 800-368-5242 x8124. 22 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE NAHB Eye On Housing NAHB Analysis Sheds Light on Second Homes 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 Associate Member 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 become members. 4. Associate members serve on committees and councils gaining valuable networking opportunity while helping to advance the association’s mission. 5. By doing so, you increase the value proposition for all membership in your HBA. 6. Associate members are strong supporters of local and state PACs and BUILD-PAC. 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 … Save Big! 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. 26 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE Residential/Commercial New Construction Remodeling Licensed, Bonded, Insured Free Estimates Dedicated to Customer Service and Electrical Excellence Ron Mealey • 515-669-3418 P.O. Box 426 • Norwalk, IA 50211 www.customelectricalia.com Owners: Jim C. McNabb Curtis A. McNabb Sales: Dustin Fitzgerald Overhead Door Company of Des Moines & SW Iowa, Inc. P.O. Box 3565, Urbandale Branch 3705 SE Beisser Drive Des Moines, Iowa 50323 Plant: 15205 Hickman Road Clive, Iowa 50325 PHONES 515-276-1332 • 515-987-4591 • 800-622-3667 blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 27 Monday 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 Graduate Remodeler (CGR). Candidates do not pass or fail the PREP. Results determine the course of study for CGR candidates. The 150 question assessment measures a candidate’s knowledge in five core areas of remodeling business management: • Marketing and Advertising • Business Management • Estimating • Contracts, Liability and Risk Management • Project Management 28 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE Thursday 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 comprehensive course 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 building industry. blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 29 Tuesday 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 able to: • Explain the basics of successful project management • Execute the pre-construction project management functions and responsibilities • Implement the tools available for efficient project management • Manage trade contractors effectively • Perform project management duties during the project • Complete the duties and responsibilities of post-project management Continuing Education Hours: 6.0 Designations: CGA,CGB,CGR 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!!!! blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 31 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. 32 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE spike’sCORNER 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 blueprintMAGAZINE September 2011 33 blueprintCALENDAR September 2011 ~ ~ November 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 2011 2011 General Membership Meetings 2013 Calendar, Windows Calendar HBA Networking After Hours Download: 2011 Calendar, 2012 Calendar, Rowat Cut Stone & Marble 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 December 1st Winter Wonderland HBA Holiday Party Prairie Meadows Ballroom 34 September 2011 blueprintMAGAZINE See why Builders & remodelers choose American. 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