This is an official publication of the Manitowoc County Home Builders Association
Phone: 920-684-6222 ∗ Fax: 920-684-6277
Volume 12 Issue 1 January 2010
Calendar of Events
CUT OUT AND PUT
BY YOUR COMPUTER
General Membership Meeting OR YOUR CALENDAR
Fox Hills Resort February 3
Membership Committee Meeting
250 W Church St, MCHBA Office—8:00
Mishicot February 11
Board of Directors Meeting
MCHBA Office 11:00am
Social 6:33pm February 11
Dinner 7:10pm Education Conference, CE courses
Paper Valley, Appleton
Presentation by: WBA Board Day & Convention
Paper Valley, Appleton
8 hr Lead Paint Renovator Seminar
Fox Hills CLASS IS FULL
Government Affairs Meeting
A Member Benefit Program MCHBA Office 8:30am
Hear about the program offered only to February 23
Association members, see their latest phones Business Days
and ask whatever questions you have
about this benefit. February 25
General Membership Meeting
Breakfast meeting location TBD
Please reserve your spot by:
Monday January 25th Verhalen Inc-Pella
The Pro Expo Lambeau Field
P: 684-6222, F: 684-6277 3:00 to 8:00
email: email@example.com or online at
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As your new president I would like to first
thank our past president, Jim Reif, for his strong
OFFICERS dedication to our association and also for his
President..................................Eric Roffers time and efforts.
I also want to thank all the association
members who have stepped forward to serve this coming year
Secretary...................................Jeremy Reindl I would also like to offer a little personal background on myself
Treasurer...................................Chad Zeller so you may know me better. I am married to my wife, Roxanne, and
Past President............................Jim Reif have four children together their names are Morgan (age 14), Hannah
DIRECTORS (12), Isaac (10), and Noah (8). We own and operate a concrete
Brandon Bartow Jim Check construction company located in the northwest corner of Manitowoc
Lawrence Hansen Leroy Hardrath County.
As we move into 2010 the Association will host many events
Mike Howe Eric Wergin
(Bowl-a-thon, Brewer Game, Golf Outing, Steak Fry, Sporting Clays,
Rick Manlick General Membership gatherings and educational seminars) for our
WBA DIRECTORS members to take advantage of. I encourage you to become active
Brandon Bartow, Eric Roffers,Marty Karnopp and see benefit from belonging. The 30th annual Home Show being
held April 16-18 and our June 24-27 Parade of Homes are
Life Directors: Mike Check, Jim Reif
opportunities for you to bring yourself and your business before the
NAHB DIRECTOR consumer. As we know, once someone can put a face to a name it’s
Director..................................Brandon Bartow easier for them to contact you...plan on participating.
Senior Life Director...............Mike Check
Look in the newsletter for the Bowl-a-thon flyer...contact Jayne with a
MCHBA Office team and/or partnership. There will only be one shift of 18 teams
www.manitowoccountyhomebuilders.com starting at 2:00, so it’s first come first served. Also, just a note about
firstname.lastname@example.org partnerships...you signs will be displayed at the bowling alley for the
Executive Officer......................Jayne Hagman event and an additional month. So you will get tons of exposure.
Hope to see you at Fox Hills on January 28th.
Government Affairs...................Dave Johnson
Manitowoc County Home Builders
Association, a professional not-for-
profit organization of builders and
related businesses, promotes
attainable, safe and quality housing.
The “Foundation” is the official monthly publication of the Manitowoc County Home
We serve our members and our Builders Association. The acceptance of advertising in this newsletter does not indicate
communities through education, approval or endorsement of the advertiser or advertiser’s product by MCHBA.
The MCHBA makes no warranties and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or
government affairs and public service. completeness of the information contained here in. The opinions expressed in the articles
are not necessarily the opinions of the Manitowoc County Home Builders Association...
The FOUNDATION Page 3
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All plant material in
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Residential - Commercial
Shade Trees Delivery Available
Shrubs Licensed & Insured Jerry Haupt
Toll Free 866-529-0063 Perennials
Fax 920-684-3893 Since 1973
Peter Kiefer 4140 Harbor Town Lane
Major Account Representative Suite 300 Now Offering
Cell: 920-323-7500 Manitowoc, WI 54220 Complete Fax 682-9471
Jaimie Salta email@example.com Yard Care firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales Representative email@example.com Corner of Viebahn &
Cell: 920-323-7501 www.cellcom.com Cty Hwy CR
¼ Mile S. of Holiday Inn
4141 Viebahn St.
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Renewal Reminder: The MCHBA office must have a current Liability Insurance Certificate on file for every
member . When you renew your membership please have your insurance company fax us a new certificate!
Membership at a Glance More renewals February
G W Kadow Plumbing & Heating
Builders 31 Etched In Stone 2001
Maritime Ford Lincoln Mercury
Guilette’s Seamless Gutters 1995
Associates 143 Guns Plastering 2004
Peters Construction Services
WaterCare Sales & Service
Total Members 174 Hawkins Ash Baptie & Co 2001
Mike Howe Builders 2006
Investors Community Bank 1998 The following members have chosen
Welcome New Members Kerscher Building & Heating Sply1979 not to renew their membership or have been
Kiel Building Supply 2006 cancelled by NAHB. If you do business with
Schneider & Schneider Construction LLC
Knox’s Silver Valley Banquet Hall2006 any, please encourage them to rejoin.
1908 Wisconsin Ave.
Kretsch Heating & AC 2006
Lakeshore Technical College 2004 Able Distributing
New Holstein, WI 53061 Advanced Energy of Wisconsin
920- 898-1300 M & M Drywall
firstname.lastname@example.org & Home Improvement 2006 Color By Us Decorating Center
www.schneiderbuilders.net Manitowoc Trophy 2006 Eastpoint Engineering
Maritime Insurance Group 2000 Expedition Log Homes
Energy Strategies Inc McMullen & Pitz 2006 Steve Ford Insurance
Patrick Miller Michael’s Construction 1980 Grand Rental Station
3414 S 18th St Pekarske Builders 1997 Heilman Photography
Sheboygan WI 53081 Piepenburg Construction 2006 Malley Printing
920-467-9481 Satori’s Auto Service 2006 Tim Nate Plumbing
email@example.com Tom Nate Electric
Schnell Electric 1995
Shipbuilders Credit Union 2006 Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Thank You for Renewing!!! T A Motorsports 2006
We appreciate your continued Tom Taddy & Sons 1989 Stan’s Decorating Service, SDS
Support and Involvement Van Goethem Septic 2002 Seven Lakes Golf Course
Anniversary Year Weichert Realtors, Cornerstone 2006 Temp Zone Heating & Cooling
Bilt Rite Construction 2006 TimeOut Sports Bar & Grill
Bank First National 1979 Memberships Up For Renewal
Certified Builders 2005 December
Commercial Truck Smokey Barbier Heating
COMING TOGETHER IS A BEGINNING
& Heavy Equipment 2006 January KEEPING TOGETHER IS PROCESS
Cornerstone Concrete 2006 Apple Clinic
Country Satellite 2005 Herald Times Reporter WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS
Design & Restore 2006 The Plumbing Center
Diamond Curb Cut 2002
Bowl-A-Thon February 20th,
Meadow Lanes West...2:00 start
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2009 Builder Member and Associate
Member of the Year...Jim Reif, Jim Reif Builders
and Vicky Koeppen, Menards. Throughout 2009
they were active and supportive of the
Association and we recognize them and thank
them for all their efforts.
New this year we recognized a newer
member that stepped up their involvement in
the Association. Jeremy Reindl, Reindl Builders
received this award and again we thank him
for his involvement.
THANKS!!! Cellcom for being a partner for the Holiday/Installation
of Officers Party. With their support we were able to offer members
Celebrating 30 years
“Building Homes & Families”
April 16-18, 2010
Friday 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am to 4:00pm
Manitowoc County Ice Center
There are still GREAT spots left...visit the website for the latest
floorplan and print a contract or contact the office TODAY!!
There is only one Home Show in Manitowoc County
Through the generosity of our members we were able to and you NEED to be in it.
contribute to the Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots and help fill Let the consumers know you are still here and want their work.
the food pantry. We truly have members that CARE!!! This is the time to get your FACE out to the public.
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Monday Morning Review
This is a monthly report from the Wisconsin Builders Association, our “political arm” at the state Capitol in Madison. Each month, the Monday Morning Review
highlights the going’s on under the Capitol Dome with an eye toward what matters to the housing industry.
Barrett’s announcement had been expected to makes numerous changes to the erosion control
Rep. Roth and stormwater standards applicable during con-
be made at some point this fall and on November
announces run for Congress 15 he finally pulled the trigger making him the struction and post-construction. While hearings
Recently it was announced that Representative presumed Democratic nominee for keeping the are yet to be scheduled, DNR has indicated that
Roger Roth (R-Appleton) will join the field of Re- hearings on this rule package will likely be held in
governor’s office in the D column in November of late January or February.
publican candidates who want to take on Con- 2010. This rulemaking effort originally was to focus on
gressman Steve Kagen (D-Appleton) next fall. After some conversations with Democrat lobby- practices applicable to the agricultural commu-
Roth, a builder member from the Valley HBA, ists and current or past political operatives they nity. As the rule draft was further developed, how-
joins roofing contractor Reed Ribble (also a Valley had a slightly negative view of Barrett’s campaign ever, changes to many of the nonagricultural pro-
HBA member) and former State Representative visions were incorporated in the draft. WBA
launch. Some of their criticisms included asking served on the DNR advisory committee that
Terri McCormick in the GOP primary. why announce on a Sunday afternoon before a worked on this draft rule (the committee last meet
Rep. Roth has been a long-time friend of WBA Packer game? Why did he announce in Milwau- in February of 2008), and raised concerns about a
and our GA efforts on the state level, and has kee (his political base) and not do a “fly around” to number of this proposed changes.
received the “Friend of Housing” numerous times other parts of the state where is less known? Why In regard to erosion control standards that apply
since his election in 2006 to the state Assembly. during construction, the rule contains two
did he not have his campaign staff in place before changes. First, the number of sites to which the
Details on BBW-PAC/BUILD PAC Event making this announcement? rule applies is being greatly expanded. Currently,
finalized Barrett has said to expect a very active cam- the standard applies to a construction site of one
This month we were able to confirm that builder paign for governor starting in January 2010. acre or more of land disturbing activities. Under
member Representative Roger Roth and associ- Global Warming packaged the proposed rule, the standard would apply to all
ate member Reid Ribble will be our featured sites where land is disturbed, regardless of
released size. (This change was added by DNR after the
guests of honor at a fundraiser held in conjunction After a lot of speculation over the past few months
committee’s last meeting). Second, the standard
with WBA Convention on Friday, February 12, a large package to address the issue of global is proposed to be changed. The current standard
2010. The event will start upon conclusion of the warming was released recently by Representative is to reduce sediment load carried in runoff by
WBA Board of Directors meeting on Friday. Spencer Black (D-Madison) and Jim Soletski (D- 80% compared to no controls. Under the pro-
Representative Roth and Mr. Ribble are both posal, the standard would to limit sediments to
Green Bay) and Senators Mark Miller (D-Monona) more than 5 tons/acre/year.
running in the Republican primary for the right to and Jeff Plale (D-South Milwaukee).
challenge Congressman Steve Kagen to represent In anticipation of the release of this comprehen- DNR contends that the 80% standard and the 5
ton standard are roughly the same. In regard to
the 8th Congressional District. sive package WBA signed on to a letter with 22 applying the standard to all sites, because
This event will allow members to make a contri- other associations raising some major concerns DNR standards will apply to all commer-
bution to the Building a Better Wisconsin PAC with the proposed legislation.
cial sites as of January 1, 2010, this stan-
(WBA’s Political Action Committee) and/or BUILD- This issue is very likely to be the next big issue dard will apply to small commercial
PAC (NAHB’s Political Action Committee). All sites. In regard to one and two family
that we are faced with as we enter 2010 and the dwellings, Commerce’s current standards
contributions received for this event will count end of the upcoming legislative session in May should continue to apply to those sites,
towards your local association’s 2010 political 2010. unless Commerce modifies its rule to
fundraising goal. Please note, the BBW-PAC or match up with DNR’s standard.
BUILD-PAC can only accept personal donations In addition to the changes to these con-
Among other items, the bill establishes a goal struction site standards, there are
and are forbidden by state and federal law from
for all newly constructed residential and commer- changes to the post construction site
accepting corporate contributions. Also, members
cial building to be “zero net energy buildings” by standards. These changes include modi-
who are interested in attending will need to write a
2030. Another item of particular interest relates to fications to the total suspended solids
separate personal check to attend this event and standard for redevelopment sites, and
the Energy Code for 1 and 2 family dwellings. The
this event is not included in the cost of registration the standards relating to peak dis-
global warming bill would specify that the Interna-
for the WBA Convention. charges, infiltration, and protective ar-
tional Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or a eas. The rule also would provide munici-
We are currently looking for host committee
similar code be adopted in Wisconsin within a palities more flexibility in meeting the
members for the event ($250 per person or cou-
certain period of time. In addition, the Department standard (a 40% reduction in total sus-
ple) and for members to attend the reception pended solids by March of 2013) that
of Commerce could only adopt less stringent stan-
($150 per person or couple). Personal checks can applies to them.
dards than those in the code if the “code is unrea-
be made out to “Building a Better Wisconsin PAC” If you work with any engineers on
sonably burdensome because of specific condi- these issues, please pass this on to
and/or “NAHB BUILD-PAC”. Please contact Mark
tions in this state” and the less strict conditions them. If you or your engineers have con-
Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-242-5155,
provide the greatest conservation benefits consis- cerns about these provisions, please
ext. 25) to sign up to be a member of the host
tent with those conditions. In addition, the bill contact Pat Stevens with those con-
committee ($250) or to attend this event ($150). cerns.
would eliminate a requirement that Commerce
Barrett announces run for consider costs if the IECC is adopted.
governor If you have any questions on these or
Just an hour before kickoff of the Green Bay Pack- DNR Proposes Changes to Erosion Con-
any other staff changes at WBA please
ers game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, do not hesitate to contact me (Brad
November 15, Milwaukee Tom Barrett announced By WBA General Counsel Pat Stevens
Boycks, 608-242-5155, ext. 16,
his intention to run for governor. DNR has come out with a rule proposal that email@example.com).
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***New Member Benefit*** WBA Opens Legal and Building Code Hotline
We all know that dealing with a legal problem can be expensive and devastating for a business. The Wisconsin Builders
Association® (WBA) Legal & Building Code hotline, sponsored by Axley Brynelson, LLP, will debut on January 4, 2010. This
will be the centerpiece of WBA’s new Legal Resource Center, which will provide a number of services to members. Avail-
able exclusively to WBA members, the Hotline will provide information on building-industry related issues including codes
and ordinance consultation. Toll free calls can be placed to 1-(888) WIS-BILT (947-2458) anytime, and will be processed
Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:30.
In addition to obtaining legal information, members may also call or e-mail in with questions on Wisconsin’s residential build-
ing codes. Knowing our members face an ever-growing array new and complex building code requirements, WBA wants to
help you get the answers you need to your questions.
WBA General Counsel Pat Stevens will provide members with a response to their legal & code questions. The service will address issues germane to the building and de-
velopment industry. This includes, for example, legal information relating to local ordinances, fees, land use, codes, contracts and liens.
“One of the most highly valued services that a number of trade associations provide to their members is access to legal services, such as a legal hotline” said WBA Execu-
tive Vice President Jerry Deschane, CAE. “By helping members avoid legal problems, these legal services have the potential to save members literally thousands of dol-
lars” continued Deschane.
In addition to the Legal and Building Code Hotlines, the Legal Resource Center will continue to evolve to include the following services:
Local Ordinance Consultation: Local regulations have a major impact on the housing industry, and WBA wants to help local associations and members make sure that
the ordinances in their communities make sense. Upon request, WBA will provide input on existing or proposed local ordinances that impact the construction and/or
development industry. For example, if a local community proposes a new impact fee ordinance, WBA will review the ordinance and provide information regarding
potential legal challenges and policy arguments relating to the ordinance.
Education on Important Legal Issues: The Legal Resource Center will partner with the WBA Foundation to provide educational opportunities on important legal topics.
Local Association Assistance: The Legal Resource Center will provide local associations with legal information of interest to nonprofit organizations.
Quarterly Newsletters: The Legal Resource Center will publish a quarterly newsletter for members covering frequently asked legal questions and developments of interest
in the construction industry.
BLAR Requests: The Legal Resource Center will handle and process Building Legal Action Research (BLAR) fund requests. BLAR resources are used to fund a legal
actions, research and advocacy at the request of local home builder associations.
It is important to recognize the Legal Resource Center is not designed to take the place of a members’ own attorney, and WBA General Counsel cannot provide specific
legal advice or personal representation. This program is a member benefit to offer legal information to members who may otherwise not have the time, experience or re-
sources to obtain. In general, this means that WBA can describe the legal implications of a problem and can describe options for solving the problem, but WBA cannot actu-
ally put one of the options for solving the problem, but WBA cannot actually put one of the options into effect. In order to remain consistent with our tax exempt status, this
service does not extend to drafting a legal document or negotiating a matter for a member. However, by helping members avoid legal problems with information and re-
search, this service has the potential to save members literally thousands of dollars.
WBA is continually working to improve and enhance the services it provides to members to protect and promote the building industry throughout Wisconsin. Membership
matters, and the new WBA Legal and Building Code Hotline sponsored by Axley Brynelson, LLP is just one more of the many benefits exclusively available to members of
your local home builders association, NAHB and WBA.
Marty Karnopp, CIC, AAI, CISR
Call for an In-Depth Review;
“Because yesterday’s policy may
not fit today’s trouble!”
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1011 South 10th Street, Ste 103
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Lead Paint Renovator Certification
Did You Get it done...
Currently both our scheduled 8 hour Lead Paint Renovator
Register for the January 28th seminars are FULL...but I’m working on getting another.
General Membership Meeting? So if you are interested, please contact me at 684-6222 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the waiting list.
Send in your Home Show If you disturb 6 sq ft of space in a pre 1978 home ...you
Contract? need to have a certified person on site.
Does this mean you?
Sign up to participate in the
Bow-a-thon on Feb. 20th?
NAHB has a new logo, see to the
Does the office know if you are right. You can get the current logo by
going on www.nahb.com or contact
going to Business Days in this office. The logo is available in
Madison on Feb. 23? black & white as well as the color.
WBA is working on a new logo...to be
Register for the Verhalen announced later this year.
ProExpo on February 25th?
Quality paint made in Wisconsin for Wisconsin
Your Company discount applies for your Employees as well!!
Gus Gospodarek 3421 Dewey Street
Sales Manager Manitowoc, WI 54220
Cell (920) 901-6664 (920) 684 - 6664
email@example.com Fax (920) 684-7230
Manitowoc County Home Builders Association
5th Annual “Striking to Build” Bowl-a-thon
Saturday, February 20th 2:00pm
Meadow Lanes West, 3701 Meadows Lane, Manitowoc
$100 for a 4 member team! Registration will be limited:
This includes: 3 games, shoe
rental, drink tickets and food!! first 18 PAID teams
Buy your tickets in advance and get bonus tickets. Tickets will also be available the day of the event
Super Team Special!! Pre-Sale Raffle Tickets
4 Bowlers and a $35 30 - Prize Raffle Tickets
a $300 value
Each Bowler Receives value for and
42 Prize Raffle Tickets and 12 - 50/50 Raffle Tickets
$200 only $20
18 - 50/50 Raffle Tickets
We want YOU to become a Partner!!!
Your partnership offers you: 18”x24” Sign displayed at the event;
Recognition during the event, in The FOUNDATION Newsletter, and online.
All partners are encouraged to have a representative at the events to thank
participants for coming and tell them about their product or service.
Company Name on Signage:
Major Partner: $300 Refreshment Partner: $250
1 Available 2 Available
Red Pin Partner: $100 Lunch Partner: $150
1 Available 4 Available
Lane Partner: $100 Dessert Partner: $50
18 Available 2 Available
Door Prizes Partners: Unlimited Donations Welcome!!
“Striking to Build” Bowl-a-thon
Saturday, February 20th 2:00pm
Meadow Lanes West, 3701 Meadows Lane, Manitowoc
GAMES RAFFLES PRIZES
FUN FUN FUN
Team Captain: Team Captain:
Team Name: Team Name:
Meadow Lanes West is a bowling alley/bar.
This environment allows alcohol consumption and smoking.
Total Bowlers: x$25 =
Pre-sale Raffle Tickets =$
Be there a t 1:30pm
=$ for regist ration!!
Please Mail Invoice to :
Payment enclosed: Check #: $ Amount:
Apply to MC Visa Card #:
Signature: Exp Date: VCode:
All proceeds go to building a stronger Association!!
Send Registration Form to:
Manitowoc County Home Builders Association
1011 South 10th Street, Ste. 103, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: 920-684-6222 Fax: 920-684-6277
firstname.lastname@example.org or online www.manitowoccountyhomebuilders.com/events