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The official magazine of the North Carolina Home Builders Association Vol. 39, No.

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Features V ol . 39, N o . 3, A pril 2009 The official magazine of the
North Carolina
Home Builders Association 2005 Communicator Award Winner

Dedicated to the advancement of the home building industry,


North Carolina Builder (ISSN 1552-8685) is published
monthly for the members of the North Carolina Home Builders
Association, P.O. Box 99090, Raleigh, N.C. 27624-9090.
(800) 662-7129 • http://www.nchba.com
Mike Carpenter
Executive Vice President mcarpenter@nchba.org
and General Counsel
Lisa Martin
10 17 18 Director of Government Affairs lmartin@nchba.org
To be named
Director of Regulatory Affairs
It’s time to tee it up for education! 10
Robert Privott
Check out all the details about the annual Builder Classic Golf Tournament later this month and sign up your Director of Codes and Construction rprivott@nchba.org
foursome today. Jessica Hayes
Director of Political Affairs jhayes@nchba.org
Kathryn Atkinson
NCHBA holds its first meeting of the year 12 Director of Membership Services katkinson@nchba.org
More than 125 members turned out for the association’s 1st Quarter Board Meeting in Pinehurst. Deborah Alford
Director of Exhibitions dalford@nchba.org
and Education
Shine on 15 Tracie Garrett
Director of Exhibitor Services tgarrett@nchba.org
Planning has begun for NCHBA’s annual STARS Awards Gala and now is the time to sign up as a sponsor
Kep Paylor
and ensure that your company shines brightly at this prestigious event. Vocational Education kpaylor@nchba.org
Linda Hall
All decked out 17 Controller lhall@nchba.org
Erin Jones
This issue’s product roundup takes a look at decking and affiliated products designed to make outdoor living Manager of ejones@nchba.org
as carefree as possible. Political Operations
Heather Crews
Director of Communications hcrews@nchba.org
The greening of the building industry 18 and Managing Editor
More than 200 North Carolina building professionals have achieved a Certified Green Professional Wendy Spaziani
Assistant Education Coordinator wspaziani@nchba.org
designation and that number is growing every day. Find out how you can join their ranks.
Beth Gray
Receptionist bgray@nchba.org

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the nondeductible portion of your 2009 dues — the portion that is
Like industry professionals, many manufacturers are developing products – from deck systems to housing components – that are more allocable to lobbying — is 28 percent.
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April 2009 North Carolina Builder   1


2009 NCHBA President’s Message
Leadership by Frank Wiesner, 2009 NCHBA President

President
Frank Wiesner A fight worth fighting

D
President-Elect
Lyle Gardner uring the first few months of 2009, was impressive and communicated that our
we witnessed a series of unprec- members were fed up and were now personally
First Vice President
Bill Daleure edented historical events. On Jan. 20, engaged in this critical landmark legislation and,
our country inaugurated the first man in fact, demanded immediate action.
Secretary/Treasurer of color as President of the I am sorry to say the Congress failed to deliver
Rick Shields
United States. One of Presi- a package that included all of the components
Executive Vice President dent Obama’s first orders was that we had hoped for. But I hope we all learned
Mike Carpenter to direct Congress to put an some valuable lessons with regard to playing in
Immediate Past President economic stimulus bill on his the big game rather than standing on the sidelines
& NAHB Executive Committee desk for signature into law in and watching others try to win the game for us.
State Representative the most expeditious manner We have a group of lobbyists who represent
Ray Rhodes Wiesner possible. The Congress began our interests both in Washington and in Raleigh.
NAHB Executive Committee to create, deliberate, negotiate and debate a mas- The incredible work these folks perform is
Rick Judson sive stimulus package that was unlike anything crucial to safeguarding our way of life and the
Vice President, Region I ever before conceived. viability of the tremendous service that we all
Patrick Mann While the world watched, waited and hoped provide for our communities. However, we, as
for a plan that would lead the global economy members, are a crucial and valuable part of the
Vice President, Region II
Glenn Morrison out of the hole it had fallen into, our housing team, and at times the situation dictates that we
industry continued to plummet to a depth that it must be willing and able to stand up for ourselves
Vice President, Region III had never seen before. and for our industry.
Barry Tutor
The credit markets now faced intensifying I believe in what we do and in the value we
Vice President, Region IV scrutiny from regulators who had such a profound add to our communities. The assistance that our
Ralph Doggett impact on all banks that they were now forced members provide helps those in need all across
Vice President, Region V to confront builders and developers with such the broad base of society. While we did not get
Jackie Trinchitella pressure that good and decent members of our the result we wanted in the stimulus package,
associations have had to file for bankruptcy. it is imperative that we not be discouraged to
Vice President, Region VI
Brian Robinett As the debate in Washington, D.C. heated, our the point that we lose hope.We will live to fight
National Association of Home Builders joined another day and until the economic crisis is
Vice President, Region VII with several partners to form an alliance called fixed, we must be willing to sacrifice and fight,
Erik Anderson
“Fix Housing First.”This phrase became the cry because our industry and the benefits it provides
Vice President, Region VIII of advocates and members of the home building are worth fighting for!
Darrel Hamilton and real estate industries alike and hit high gear I am proud that our members generated
Vice President, Region IX in preaching the message of FIX HOUSING more then 5,000 petitions. At the same time I
Kevin Annas FIRST! realize that our NCHBA membership is 18,000-
While their efforts were a crucial element, it plus members strong, and the reality is had we all
Vice President, Region X
Zac Koenig was clear that more was needed.We, as individual decided to engage in this battle, we would have
members, needed to act on our own behalf. I was seen more than 100,000 petitions sent in by our
Presidential Appointee never more proud of our membership as when members, their employees and the families of all
Elizabeth Cubler
they responded to a plea from NCHBA to sign those affected by the downturn in housing.
Presidential Appointee their individual names to a petition that urged I encourage all of you to be ready for the next
Larry Howard our elected leaders to craft a package that would time you are called upon to act in the interests of
Presidential Appointee effectively address the negative impact that the a cause greater than yourselves. Please encourage
Mike Gerber decline in housing prices and production had on those around you to do the same. I am proud to
the overall economy. be serving as your NCHBA president this year
Chair,
Associate Members Committee In other words, we pleaded: “Put our folks and I draw great strength and inspiration from
Tammie Smoot back to work, and we can lead the country out the tenacity and passion that you, our NCHBA
of the economic hole.” membership, stubbornly exhibits in the face of
President, EO/ES Council
Bunny Boyd Over a span of five days, NCHBA received our economic adversity.
more than 5,000 petitions from our members. On I believe we can make a difference — in fact,
President, Feb. 4, a delegation comprised of EOs and officers I know together we can do some pretty extraor-
Professional Women in Building
Tammie Smoot from two of our local HBAs drove to Washington dinary things! So remember, let’s fight together,
and delivered them to our congressional delegation.
Needless to say, the sheer volume of paperwork
because we are worth fighting for!
Frank
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Capitol Insider
New federal tax credit gives eligible first-time home
buyers 8,000 reasons to buy

T
he new economic stimulus legislation bill, which includes some favorable elements for and had to be repaid over 15 years, while the new
signed into law by President Obama Feb. first-time home buyers and small businesses, will credit is a true tax credit and does not have to
17 contains several provisions that will be have a positive impact that will help get housing be repaid.
beneficial for many HBA members – and and the economy back on track.”
help stimulate demand for housing. The legislation created a bigger and better The new tax credit:
NAHB Chairman Joe Robson, a home home buyer tax credit than the one that was • Is for first-time home buyers only. The
builder from Tulsa, Okla., said, “We are certainly enacted in July last year. A key difference is that law defines “first-time home buyer” as a buyer
hopeful that the newly passed economic stimulus the previous tax credit was an interest-free loan who has not owned a principal residence
during the three-year period prior to the
purchase. For married taxpayers, the law tests
Gov. Perdue authorizes first-time home the homeownership history of both the home
buyer tax credit program for eligible buyers buyer and his/her spouse. The definition of

I
n a move to help stimulate the economy with the sale of more than 1,500 North Carolina “principal residence” is identical to the one used
homes, Gov. Bev Perdue signed the authorization that will provide new financial assistance to to determine whether you may qualify for the
first-time home buyers.The authorization enables the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency $250,000/$500,000 capital gain tax exclusion for
to expand its Mortgage Certificate Credit (MCC) program, which allows eligible home buyers principal residences.
to reduce their federal tax liability by 20 percent of the mortgage interest they pay annually. The • Is equal to 10 percent of the home’s
program is one of a handful in the nation and could save North Carolina home buyers more than purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000.
$30 million. • Is available for homes purchased between
“The MCC will help stimulate the Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 2009.
housing market, which is integral to • Does not have to be repaid, unless the
the recovery of our state’s economy,” home is sold within three years.
Gov. Perdue said. “This is just the type • Has income limits of $75,000 for single
of innovation from a state government taxpayers and $150,000 for married couples.
agency that will help spur our economic The consumer Web site NAHB created,
recovery.” www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com, which
The MCC program enables first-time features content in English and Spanish, has been
buyers to take a tax credit up to $2,000 updated with the new information. The site
every year they occupy their home. This includes basic information about the tax credit
Celebrating the new tax credit program are (from left) is in addition to the itemized mortgage and a detailed question and answer section. It
Cady Thomas, NCAR; Joe Parker, NCHFA; Teresa Ritter, interest deduction that all homeowners also describes other housing-related and small
BB&T; Paul Stock, NCBA; Gov. Bev Perdue; Lucius Jones, can claim. business measures in the legislation and a number
NCHFA; Lisa Martin, NCHBA; and Bob Kucab, NCHFA. “Gov. Perdue has asked that all public of home-buying resources for consumers. 
agencies look for ways to help our state’s NAHB also updated the set of online
economy,” said Lucius Jones, board chairman of the N.C. Housing Finance Agency, a self-supporting resources at www.nahb.org/taxcreditmaterials
public agency. “The MCC not only helps home buyers get into their first home but keeps the that are designed to help members understand
home affordable through the life of the mortgage by increasing their monthly take-home pay.” the credit and promote it to consumers. They
For example, a home buyer who borrows $146,750 at 5.5 percent interest pays $8,022 in interest include talking points, a fact sheet, radio spot
in the first 12 months. The 20 percent MCC means that home buyer reduces his tax liability by scripts and a consumer handout that includes the
$1,751 for that year and allows the buyer to reduce his monthly tax withholding accordingly. Over credit in the “top reasons you shouldn’t wait to
the first 10 years of ownership, the home buyer would save $14,873 in taxes paid to the IRS. buy a new home.”
For buyers who qualify, the MCC can be even more beneficial than the home buyer tax credit “The new tax credit provides a great
in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008. The HERA tax credit has a opportunity for first-time home buyers,” said
maximum benefit of $7,500 that can be claimed in the first year of the mortgage, but which must Robson. “Combined with today’s near-record
be repaid at a rate of $500 per year for 15 years.While Congress is considering making the HERA low interest rates, the large selection of homes on
tax credit a grant, it still expires this year while the benefit of the MCC continues throughout the the market, and very competitive pricing, the tax
life of the loan. Even if the home buyer refinances, the 20 percent MCC tax credit may be reissued credit should be the extra incentive needed to get
with the new mortgage. prospective buyers who have been sitting on the
To qualify for an MCC, a buyer’s income cannot exceed certain maximums, which range from fence into the market.”
$85,000 for a family of three or more in urban areas such as Raleigh down to $62,000 in more In addition to the tax credit, the American
rural areas.The MCC can be used in conjunction with most mortgages, and borrowers can apply Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has
through the agency’s more than 700 participating lenders and their branches.To find a lender, go several other provisions that will benefit home
to www.nchfa.com. buyers and the housing market.
(See INSIDER on page 7)

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North CaroliNa Builder   5
5
Code Corner
by Robert Privott, NCHBA Director of Codes and Construction

Privott

North Carolina Building Code Council update


IRC change - Added language to address nail length floor perimeters only. Spacing of fasteners on

T he North Carolina Building Code Council will


meet June 8-9, 2009, at a location to be
determined. The council will hold a work session
and diameter.Added Collar tie to rafter, face nail or 1 ¼
x 20 gauge ridge strap. Added ledger strip nailing.
roof sheathing panel edges applies to panel edges
supported by framing members and required
blocking. Blocking of roof or floor sheathing panel
at 9 a.m., Monday, June 8, followed by a public Notes to Table R602.3(1) edges perpendicular to the framing members need
hearing at 1 p.m. The council meeting will be at 9 a.m., Fastener Schedule for Structural Members not be provided except as required by other provisions
Tuesday, June 9. The agenda for the council meeting a. All nails are smooth-common, box or of this code. Floor perimeter shall be supported
can be found at: http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/ deformed shanks except where otherwise stated. by framing members or solid blocking. Roof
Engineering/BCC/engineering_bcc_agenda.asp. Nails used for framing and sheathing connections sheathing 7/16-inch or greater in thickness does not
Code changes to the 2009 North Carolina shall have minimum average bending yield require perimeter blocking.
Residential Code will continue to be the focus for the strengths as shown: 80 ksi for shank diameter of IRC change to footnote i eliminates the requirements
next several issues of Code Corner. 0.192 inch (20d common nail), 90 ksi for shank to provide framing and blocking at roof plane perimeters
diameters larger than 0.142 inch but not larger for the express purpose of providing roof-sheathing-edge
North Carolina 2009 than 0.177 inch, and 100 ksi for shank diameters nailing. Fastening at required blocking is emphasized
Residential Code changes of 0.142 inch or less. instead. Added last sentence eliminating blocking
(continued from the March issue of North Carolina b. Staples are 16 gauge wire and have a requirements for 7/16 inches or greater roof sheathing.
Builder) minimum 7/16-inch on diameter crown width. R602.6 Drilling and notching–studs. Drilling
c. Nails shall be spaced at not more than 6 and notching of studs shall be in accordance with the
Highlights on changes between the 2006 inches on center at all supports where spans are following:
and 2009 North Carolina Residential Code 48 inches or greater. Notching. Any stud in an exterior wall or bearing
CHAPTER 6 - Walls d. Four-foot-by-8-foot or 4-foot-by-9-foot parti­tion may be cut or notched to a depth not exceeding
panels shall be applied vertically. 25 percent of its width. Studs in nonbearing partitions
SECTION R602 WOOD WALL FRAMING e. Spacing of fasteners not included in this may be notched to a depth not to exceed 40 percent of
R602.1.3 Structural log members. Stress table shall be based on Table R602.3(2). a single stud width.“Notching of bearing studs shall be
grading of structural log members of nonrect- f. For regions having basic wind speed of 110 on one edge only and not to exceed ¼ the height of the
angular shape, as typically used in log buildings, mph or greater, 8d deformed (2 1//’ X 0.120) stud. Notching shall not occur in the bottom or top 6
shall be in accordance with ASTM D 3957. Such nails shall be used for attaching plywood and inches of bearing studs.”
structural log members shall be identified by the wood structural panel roof sheathing to framing Drilling.Any stud may be bored or drilled, provided
grade mark of an approved lumber grading or within minimum 48-inch distance from gable that the diameter of the resulting hole is no more than 60
inspection agency. In lieu of a grade mark on the end walls, if mean roof height is more than 25 percent of the stud width, the edge of the hole is no more
material, a certificate of inspection as to species feet, up to 35 feet maximum. than 5/8 inch (16 mm) to the edge of the stud, and the
and grade issued by a lum­ber-grading or inspec- g. For regions having basic wind speed of 100 hole shall not be closer than 6 inches from an adjacent
tion agency meeting the requirements of this mph or less, nails for attaching wood structural hole or notch. Holes not exceeding ¾ inches diameter
section shall be permitted to be accepted. panel roof sheathing to gable end wall framing can be as close as 1 ½ inches on center spacing.” Studs
IRC change - This section has been added to shall be spaced 6 inches on center. When basic located in exterior walls or bearing partitions drilled over
address a standard for log homes and requirement for wind speed is greater than 100 mph, nails for 40 percent and up to 60 percent shall also be doubled
grade marks on materials. attaching panel roof sheathing to intermediate with no more than two successive doubled studs bored.
R602.3.2 Top plate. Wood stud walls shall supports shall be spaced 6 inches on center for See Figures R602.6(1) and R602.6(2).
be capped with a double top plate installed to minimum 48-inch distance from ridges, eaves North Carolina change – Rearranged section –
provide overlapping at corners and intersections and gable end walls; and 4 inches on center to Specifically addresses Notching and Drilling separately.
with bearing partitions. End joints in top plates gable end wall framing. Added the last sentence to the Notching Section.
shall be offset at least 24 inches (610 mm). Joints h. Gypsum sheathing shall conform to ASTM In the Drilling section – Added language that holes
in plates need not occur over studs. Plates shall be C 79 and shall be installed in accordance with can be no closer than 6 inches from adjacent hole or
not less than 2 inches (51 mm) nominal thickness GA 253. Fiberboard sheathing shall conform to notch. If holes are not > ¾ inches in diameter, they can
and have a width at least equal to the width of ASTM C 2eB. I. be as close as 1 ½ inches OC spacing.
the studs. i. Spacing of fasteners on floor sheathing R606.1.2 Used Brick. Used materials shall
IRC change – Added the language “Joints in plates panel edges applies to panel edges supported by not be used unless such materials conform to
need not occur over studs.” framing members and required blocking and at all these requirements and have been thoroughly
cleaned.
Visit www.nchba.com and click on “Building Codes” to view Fastener Schedule IRC change - Must conform to the requirements of
(table R602.3) and Alternate Braced Wall Panel (figure 602.10.5.2) section R606 and have to be thoroughly cleaned.

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Spike of the Month Insider (continued from page 4) rate from 10 percent to 30 percent; raises the
lifetime cap from $500 to $1,500; expands the
The legislation: list of eligible improvements.
• Will help home buyers in high-cost • For 2008 operations, expands the
Name: Jim Holland
markets by extending the FHA, Fannie Mae net operating loss carryback period from
Company: Maxell B.
and Freddie Mac loan limit of $729,750 two years to five years for small businesses
Hamrick Insurance
through the end of 2009. (businesses with average gross receipts of no
Agency Inc. • Allows state housing finance agencies to more than $15 million over the previous
Position: Vice President, help buyers at closing by advancing the credit three years).
Commercial as a loan using proceeds from tax-exempt • Provides a “patch” for the Alternative
How long in business: Holland
bonds. Minimum Tax for tax year 2009.
Too long … 35 years! • Extends the tax code section 25C credit • Increases bonus depreciation and
Spike credits: 168 for energy-efficient home improvements section 179 small business expensing for
HBA: Cleveland County through the end of 2010; increases the credit business investment in 2009.
HBA involvement: Past Executive Officer,
Secretary/Treasurer, membership chairman,
board member, Hog Happnin’ Secretary/
Treasurer and Board
Nickname: Jimmy
Marital status: Married to Kathy for 36
wonderful years
Children: Son Chris and his wife, April, and
granddaughter Sophie; Daughter Suzanne
and her husband, Jonathan.
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Favorite magazine: Our State magazine
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Knowledge Builder
Tips from your industry experts at Builders Mutual

Wanted: Respiratory protection

A
blizzard of sawdust kicks up, so you False Alarm: Radon Plan B: PPE
quickly turn away from the dust storm When substances threatening your respiratory
Prior to the EPA’s 2008 study, rumors
for a breath of fresh air and a clear line health cannot be engineered out completely
circulated about indoor air quality resulting
of sight. How do you react, though, using ventilation or water suppression, use a
from dangerous levels of radon emissions from
when dangerous dust particles invade the air, and National Institute of Occupational Safety and
granite. The EPA put this myth to rest with
normal lighting renders them invisible to the Health (NIOSH) certified respiratory system.
its study. Yes, granite may contain naturally
naked eye? When wearing a basic dust mask, users often
occurring, varying uranium levels that emit
Welcome to your average job site. make two critical mistakes. First, users mistakenly
small amounts of radon gas. However, the
Any time you inhale, your body potentially employ one band instead of two. Without two
study concluded that no reliable data provided
ingests a dose of mist, fumes and dust, along bands securing the mask, it’s improperly sealed.
evidence that granite significantly increased
with oxygen.All this airborne particulate matter Second, think of facial hair and respiratory
indoor radon levels, putting the issue of
may have devastating effects to your respiratory systems like oil and water—they don’t mix. Facial
respiratory protection to rest.
system over time. What you may think of as hair causes small gaps in the seal of the mask,
harmless dry dust particles may actually be effectively allowing for unintended air entry.
two dangerous substances, crystalline silica or itself through a shortness of breath. In its more
hexavalent chromium. serious form, silicosis may take 10-15 years The right fit
before becoming evident. Finding the right fit doesn’t always refer to
Hexavalent chromium Silicosis develops when a construction the respirator; it begins with finding the right
Take hexavalent chromium, for instance. person to do the job. Although respirators filter
worker inhales silica particles, which irritate the
Federal OSHA established a National Emphasis harmful particulate matter from the air, they can
lungs. The body then creates scar tissue, called
Program (NEP) in 2006 to heighten awareness also reduce oxygen intake. So, workers with high
fibroids, to “repair” the damage. Ultimately, these
of its risks. Its permissible exposure limit (PEL) is blood pressure or heart disease may be better
fibroids cause oxygen deprivation by reducing
5 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) of air, an suited to other tasks, as would claustrophobic
the lungs’ ability to absorb oxygen from the air.
eight-hour time-weighted average designed to workers, who may feel uncomfortable by the
Smoking further exacerbates the problem.
quantify a hazardous level of the substance based restrictive feel of the respirator.
on an eight-hour work day. In the construction High-risk contractors It makes sense to position someone as a
industry, paints, primers and other surface • Masons master of their specific task; however, exposing
coatings as well as portland cement may contain • Drywall finishers one worker continuously to respiratory hazards
hexavalent chromium. • Remodelers (during demolition) greatly increases their risk. Operate on a rotating
What’s the harm? Ultimately, continuous, • Hard surface manufacturers and field installers schedule, to give workers a break.
repeated exposure may cause lung cancer. Other • Concrete finishers You may want to go so far as to include
health effects may develop along the respiratory • Painters baseline lung capacity testing in your risk
pathway, too, including sores, nosebleeds, tissue management program. Medical professionals
Plan A: Engineer it out
perforations, and lung irritation. Construction should test new hires’ air volume and speed
Optimally, a risk management program
workers who are allergic to it may experience using a spirometer. Annually, workers should get
focused on respiratory protection will find a way
asthma-like symptoms. retested for any changes in their results. X-rays
to “engineer it out,” that is, eliminate the hazard
Crystalline silica or remove the worker from the hazard. However, also detect evidence of silicosis, specifically.
When you call it quartz, crystalline silica in a job site setting, often this can be impractical. Talk with workers about the respiratory risks
hardly sounds as dangerous. Yet, this substance, Exhaust systems for spray paint booths or the of working around substances that contain either
found in the highest concentrations in sand, sanding/finishing operations of a cabinet shop hexavalent chromium or crystalline silica, and talk
sandstone and granite, warranted enough work well to limit hazards, since the confined with them about your risk management strategy.
concern for Federal OSHA to declare a NEP space intensifies the respiratory hazard. A local Whether particulate matter kicks up in a sawdust
effective January 2008. With a PEL of 100 mg/ exhaust ventilation, like tools fitted with a water storm or invisibly, workers will spot the risk.
m3, rely on the rule of thumb: if dust, which supply for dust suppression, prove their risk
contains silica, is visible in the air, you can bet management value. HEPA vacuums attached to
it exceeds the permissible limit. Contractors see sanders,for drywall installers,also work effectively.
it regularly in brick and block, concrete and Wet cutting (vs. dry cutting) has become an
drywall compound, too. increasingly popular solution for masons and Look for “Knowledge Builder,” compliments
Inhalation of it causes silicosis — an incurable granite installers alike. Furthermore, think of of Builders Mutual Insurance Co., in each
lung disease that can cause permanent disability the airborne particle hazard like second-hand issue of North Carolina Builder. More risk
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Tee it up for a good cause!
The North Carolina Home
Builders Association invites you
Annual Builder Classic Golf Tournament
to the annual Builder Classic is a winning way to help students succeed
Golf Tournament sponsored by
What you need to know
Builders Mutual Insurance Co.
All proceeds from the tournament
Date: Friday, April 17, 2009 How to get there
Time: 8 a.m. (check-in) From Southern Pines, take US 1 and NC
go to the North Carolina Home 8:30 a.m. (shotgun start) Hwy 22 to the stoplight at the Moore County
Builders Educational & Charitable Format: Captain’s Choice Airport intersection.  Turn right onto Airport
Foundation Inc., a program that Course: West Road.  Turn left onto Hardee Lane.Take the
Cost: $85 per player - $340 per team third left onto Country Club Boulevard.The
awards scholarships to students (includes green fee, cart fee, beverages, clubhouse and parking lot will be on your
majoring in a construction-related Thursday dinner and Friday lunch) right. For directions from other areas call
field. Lunch: An awards luncheon will follow the (910) 949-3000.
tournament play. Pro shop gift certificates
Friday, April 17, 2009 will be awarded to the first- and second- Where to stay
place teams. Door prizes will be presented at A block of rooms is being held for NCHBA
The Country Club of this time. golfers at the Whispering Pines Villas and at the
Whispering Pines Dinner: A BBQ “Pig-nic” Dinner provided Days Inn of Southern Pines.
Whispering Pines, N.C. by Builders Mutual Insurance Co. will be
held Thursday, April 16, beginning at 5:30 To reserve a room at the Whispering Pines
p.m. Pete Mace, owner of the Sandhills Team Villas call (800) 334-9536. Rates are $65 per
Sponsored by & Carolina Real Estate Brokers, has donated night. A limited number of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom
a location in Pine Barrens for this event. As a suites are also available. Call the Country Club
special treat, Lake Norman HBA Executive of Whispering Pines for those rates.
Officer Larry Airey, NCHBA Past President
Buddy Hughes and NCHBA Director of To reserve a room at the Days Inn of Southern
Codes and Construction Robert Privott will Pines call (800) 262-5737. Rates are $63.75
be the evening’s chefs, squaring off to see per night.
Tournament players will tee off with who can cook the best BBQ.
For more information
a shotgun start on Whispering Pines How to enter Contact Deborah Alford, NCHBA Director of
West Course, designed by Ellis Fill out and return the registration form on the Exhibitions and Education, at (919) 676-9090
Maples and featuring large greens, facing page or log onto www.nchba.com and or toll-free (800) 662-7129, or via e-mail at
rolling fairways and strategically download the Golf Registration form. Make dalford@nchba.org.
checks payable to the N.C. Home Builders
placed bunkers. Educational & Charitable Foundation Inc.

How you can help


In addition to playing in the tournament, you can also help make it a success by becoming a sponsor.
Here are some of the options available:

Option 1: Hole Sponsor $250 Option 2: Donate golf “goodies” to the gift bags
Hole sponsorship includes: Sign at tee box, company listing Suggestions: logo golf balls, tees, ball markers, towels, koozies,
in the North Carolina Builder magazine article following the hats, fans, etc.
tournament and the option to have a company representative at Option 3: Donate an item to be given away as a door prize
the hole (table and chair not provided). Please do not distribute Suggestions: golf umbrellas, golf bags, certificates to the pro
company literature; business cards are acceptable. shop, builder tools, small appliances, weekend trips, etc.

10   North Carolina Builder April 2009


Change a life.
Nominate a
The Builder Classic Golf Tournament
student.
If you know a college or technical
Friday, April 17, 2009 student who needs financial aid,
Presented by the North Carolina Home Builders Educational & now is the time to nominate them
Charitable Foundation Inc. for a North Carolina Home
Builders Educational & Charitable
Team Entry Form Foundation Inc. scholarship. Now,
more than ever, students are in need
Player #1 of financial aid to attend college . . .
Name: First ________________________ Last_ ___________________________________ and the industry is in need of skilled
Company_ _______________________________________________________________ workers to build homes for North
Carolina’s citizens.
Address: __________________________City_______________ State_ ______ Zip________
Phone____________________________ Fax _ ___________________________________
E-mail___________________________________________________________________ Here’s what the
foundation does . . .
Player #2 NCHBECF awards scholarships each year
Name: First ________________________ Last_ ___________________________________ based on a combination of need and merit to
Company_ _______________________________________________________________ four-year college students entering their junior or
senior year and technical school students entering
Address: __________________________City_______________ State_ ______ Zip________
their second year who have declared their major
Phone____________________________ Fax _ ___________________________________ in a construction-related field.
E-mail___________________________________________________________________
Here’s who is eligible . . .
Player #3 An eligible student must:
Name: First ________________________ Last_ ___________________________________ • Be nominated by a NCHBA member firm;
• Be an immediate family member,
Company_ _______________________________________________________________
related by blood (i.e. children, stepchildren
Address: __________________________City_______________ State_ ______ Zip________ or grandchildren) of an NCHBA member.
Phone____________________________ Fax _ ___________________________________ Students related by marriage (i.e. son-in-law,
E-mail___________________________________________________________________ daughter-in-law, etc.) are not eligible.
• Be a full-time student, taking a minimum of 12
Player #4 credit hours per semester.
Name: First ________________________ Last_ ___________________________________ (Immediate family members of any current
Company_ _______________________________________________________________ trustee of the NCHB Educational & Charitable
Foundation Inc. are not eligible.)
Address: __________________________City_______________ State_ ______ Zip________
Phone____________________________ Fax _ ___________________________________ Here’s what you can do . . .
E-mail___________________________________________________________________ For a nomination form or an application packet,
visit www.nchba.com or call the NCHBA office at
Make checks payable to: N.C. Home Builders Educational & (800) 662-7129. Your nomination must be
Charitable Foundation Inc. (NCHBECF) received at the NCHBA office by Friday,
April 30.
*** Use this form as your invoice ***
What about students who
Number attending lunch _ _______________ Mail to: have received previous
Number attending dinner _ _______________ NCHBA NCHBECF scholarships?
Team - $340, Individual - $85 $_ _______________ PO Box 99090 The initial awards are for one year, but
Hole Sponsorship - $250/hole $_ _______________ Raleigh, NC 27624 scholarship winners may submit a renewal
Total amount enclosed $_ _______________ application and be considered for renewal if they
make satisfactory progress in their studies. A
renewal application is available online at www.
For NCHBA use only nchba.com.

Date Received__________________________ Check number_________________________ For more information, call NCHBA at


Amount received ________________________ Payee________________________________ (800) 662-7129 or visit
www.nchba.com

April 2009 North Carolina Builder   11


1st Quarter
Meeting draws
a crowd

M
ore than 125 North Carolina Home
Builders Association members
turned out for the 1st Quarter
Meeting in Pinehurst
Feb. 17-18. The first day consisted of (Above) NCHBA Membership Director Kathryn Atkinson
committee meetings and an evening visits with Sheryl Ann Lovitt, EO of Northeastern HBA;
reception for members to network and Meredith Sledz, EO of Moore County; and Linda Lu Myers,
relax. The Board of Directors Meeting EO of Gaston County. (At right) Nicole Goolsby of Rion
followed the next day. Homes, Region VII Vice President Erik Anderson and Lake
A couple of special events were held Norman Executive Officer Larry Airey have fun at the evening
during the quarterly meeting: reception. (Below) Fifteen members from across the state
The BUILD-PAC Committee hosted joined NCHBA at a state meeting for the first time in Pinehurst.
a BUILD-PAC Boot Camp for anyone
interested in learning about the “ins and
outs” of BUILD-PAC. John McPherson led the
boot camp and the turnout was outstanding.
After the Board of Director’s meeting, Greg
Isenhour led a new seminar, “Surviving the
Storm — A Builder’s Perspective.” The seminar
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2009 NCHBA build-pac Major Contributors
(Pledges/Contributions received as of March 11, 2009)
Knights of the Round Table ($4,000/year)
Tom Gipson Frank Wiesner
Raleigh-Wake County HBA Durham-Orange-Chatham
Cos./Raleigh-Wake County
HBAs

Capitol Club ($2,500/year)


Andy Ammons Lyle Gardner Zac Koenig Richard Van Tassel
Raleigh-Wake County HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Jackson County HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA

President’s Circle ($1,000/year)


Linda Lee Allan Harold Brewington Ralph Doggett Joseph Iannone Charles Mullen Rick Shields
Fayetteville HBA Fayetteville HBA Alamance-Caswell HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Rocky Mount HBA Lake Norman HBA
Dent Allison Kurt Burger Don Fraley Rick Judson Paul Mullican Grover Shugart
Hickory-Catawba Valley HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Charlotte HBA Winston-Salem HBA Winston-Salem HBA
Jeff Ammons Mike Carpenter Tom Granger Lisa Martin David Pressly Craig Stevens
Raleigh-Wake County HBA North Carolina HBA Hickory-Catawba Valley North Carolina HBA Iredell County HBA Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA
Russell Ammons Elizabeth Cubler HBA Blake Massengill Brian Robinett Jim Stuart
Raleigh-Wake County HBA Outer Banks HBA Sam Hagedon Raleigh-Wake County HBA Lake Norman HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA
Kevin Annas Jim Derrickson Outer Banks HBA Tim Minton John Schlichenmaier Nick Tennyson
Caldwell County HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Gary Hill Raleigh-Wake County HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Durham-Orange-Chatham
Bunny Boyd Nadine DiIorio Greensboro BA Craig Morrison Cindy Sheldon Cos. HBA
Iredell County HBA Charlotte HBA Durham-Orange-Chatham Raleigh-Wake County HBA Jackie Trinchitella
Cos. HBA Fayetteville HBA

VIP ($500-$999)
Jay Burke Stephen Eastman Darrel Hamilton Wayne Holt Larry Howard Joe Tarascio
Alamance-Caswell HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Ashe County HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Durham-Orange-Chatham Carteret County HBA
Cos. HBA

Dollar-A-Day ($365-$499)
Gary Hensley
McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey
County HBA

Bicentennial ($200-$364)
Erik Anderson Mitchell Clark Kay Justice Shelley Mitchiner
Winston-Salem HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Raleigh-Wake County HBA
Jay Beaman County HBA County HBA Gene Potter
Raleigh-Wake County HBA James Collins Jamie Lunsford McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey
Dante Berini Alamance-Caswell HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey County HBA
Durham-Orange-Chatham Patricia Hanchette County HBA Lawrence Smith
Cos. HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Roger Maney Raleigh-Wake County HBA
Christina Clark Vanessa Jenkins McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Ken Spencer
McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Raleigh-Wake County HBA County HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey
County HBA County HBA

Century Club ($100-$199)


Larry Airey Ray Burnette B.G. French Phil Kaylor Ron Richardson C.B. Tyson
Lake Norman HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Robeson County HBA Craven-Pamlico HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Raleigh-Wake County HBA
James Anderson County HBA Mike Gerber Robert Lloyd County HBA Barry Tutor
Durham-Orange-Chatham Mac Butner Raleigh-Wake County HBA Vance-Granville HBA Edd Roberts Durham-Orange-Chatham
Cos. HBA Salisbury-Rowan HBA Frank Girard Thomas Miller Raleigh-Wake County HBA Cos./ Raleigh-Wake County
Sharon Andrews Vincent Clifton High Country HBA Hickory-Catawba Valley HBA Linda Rollins HBAs
Raleigh-Wake County HBA Craven-Pamlico HBA Donna Girardot Don Mitchell Hickory-Catawba Valley HBA Simon Vincent
Milton Askew Beth Collier Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Donna Russell Durham-Orange-Chatham
Craven-Pamlico HBA Johnston County HBA Harold Glazer County HBA Craven-Pamlico HBA Cos. HBA
Judi Baker Debbie Combos Raleigh-Wake County HBA Brad Moock David Scott Chad Vriesema
Alamance-Caswell HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Brooks Gulledge Raleigh-Wake County HBA High Country HBA Salisbury-Rowan HBA
Charles Barnes Robert Crouch Raleigh-Wake County HBA Craig Morgan Alfred Shiver Jeff Wadman
Raleigh-Wake County HBA Hickory-Catawba Valley HBA Tom Hankins McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA
Eric Beaver Phillip Davis Raleigh-Wake HBA County HBA County HBA Britney Wallace
Salisbury-Rowan HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Jay Hart Martha Nelson John Simmons Durham-Orange-Chatham
Robert Boone County HBA Northeastern NC HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Cos. HBA
McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Michael Debnam Todd Haubrich Dave Parks County HBA Robert Weintraub
County HBA Raleigh-Wake County HBA Onslow County HBA High Country HBA Tammie Smoot Raleigh-Wake County HBA
Randy Bowman Jonathan Elliot Vaughn Jarrett Roger Pittman Raleigh-Wake County HBA Marcus White
Hickory-Catawba Valley HBA Fayetteville HBA Alamance-Caswell HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Dave Stormont McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey
Katherine Brewer Charles England Joseph Johnson County HBA Outer Banks HBA County HBA
Raleigh-Wake County HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Durham-Orange-Chatham Bill Pope Rene Sutton Richard White
Kester Brown County HBA Cos. HBA Craven-Pamlico HBA Hendersonville HBA Craven-Pamlico HBA
Alamance-Caswell HBA Allison Franklin Gary Justice Michael Reiser David Thomas Mike Wilkinson
Alamance-Caswell HBA McDowell, Mitchell & Yancey Raleigh-Wake County HBA Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA Alamance-Caswell HBA
County HBA G.F. Rice
Wilson HBA

April 2009 North Carolina Builder   13


“ D o n’t watch it ha
p p
m ak e it happ e n .”e n –

An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning


into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Jack Welch (business leader and author)

21st Century Building Expo & Conference


Meet Current Challenges with a New Appr ach
Exhibits: September 17-18, 2009
Conference: September 16-18, 2009
Charlotte Convention Center • Charlotte, NC
• New concepts and solutions
• Innovative products and trends
• Networking with industry professionals Information and Registration:
www.21BuildingExpo.com
1.800.662.7129
Presented by the North Carolina Home Builders Association

$10,000 Grand Prize


14   North Carolina Builder Golf Tournament STARS Awards Gala April 2009
Shine brightly with a

Shine
STARS sponsorship

R
each the most influential home builders
and new home sales professionals
in North Carolina and beyond by

Brightly
sponsoring the 2009 STARS Awards Gala to be
held Wednesday, Sept. 16, in conjunction with
the 21st Century Building Expo & Conference.
Enjoy “A Night Among the Stars” as we honor
achievements of members across the industry.
As a STARS Awards Gala sponsor, your
company’s name will be promoted to more than
18,000 leading building professionals throughout
at the 2009 STARS Awards Gala
the year and during the 21CBEC, which draws during the 21st Century
6,000 home building industry professionals
to Charlotte. The sponsorship program
Building Expo & Conference
ultimately offers you the advantage of complete,
comprehensive and direct-market exposure.
Sponsorship levels include:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
• Pre-Gala Reception Sponsor
• Media Presentation Sponsor
• Theme Sponsor For more information,
• Mega Star Sponsorship contact Kathryn Atkinson
• Super Star Sponsorship
• Shining Star Sponsorship
at (800) 662-7129 or
• Shooting Star Sponsorship katkinson@nchba.org
www.21buildingexpo.com
The sooner you join the ranks of the 2009
STARS sponsors, the sooner your company
will shine!
For detailed information about STARS
Awards Gala sponsorships, contact Kathryn
Atkinson at (800) 662-7129 or katkinson@
nchba.org.

Fame nominees are sought


Nominations are now being sought for the 2009
North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame. NCHHF’s
primary purpose is to honor men and women who
have made significant and lasting contributions to
housing in North Carolina, the building industry and
to the North Carolina Home Builders Association.
Nominees do not have to be active or a member of
NCHBA.
If you know someone deserving of this honor,
please complete the nomination form available
at www.nchba.com and return it to the NCHBA
office at P.O. Box 99090, Raleigh, NC 27624. All
nominations must be postmarked by April 15.
The inductee(s) will be announced at the June
2009 NCHBA 2nd Quarter Board Meeting and
inducted during the Installation Dinner at the 4th
Quarter Board Meeting Dec. 8.
All Hall of Fame nominations will be carefully
screened by the NCHHF Board of Governors.
Questions? Contact Erin Jones at (800) 662-7129
or ejones@nchba.org.

April 2009 North Carolina Builder   15


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16   North Carolina Builder April 2009
Product Roundup:
All decked out
Optimizing space PVC that won’t compress under intense heat or
Following years of research and development, moisture — is designed to serve as a waterproof
Metwood Building Solutions has launched barrier for outdoor tile decks and roofs.
deckSPAN™, its new pour-over system. The new product is similar to Duradek Designed specifically for
Developed under the auspices of Metwood’s Ultra except it features a fabric laminated to its professional contractors,
SPANtechnologies™ division, the Metwood topside to which tiles can be bonded securely Fiberon Sensibuilt decking
pour-over system is practical, versatile, optimizes with thin-set mortar. Tiledek is covered by a boards are installed with a
space and adds square feet. 10-year waterproofing warranty and meets ICC hidden fastening system. The
“Nothing compares to the solid feel and requirements as a walkable roof deck membrane. new composite is guaranteed
security of concrete,” says Metwood National For more information, visit www.duradek. not to fade for 10 years. Fiberon
Vice President of Sales and Marketing Al Smith. com/Tiledek.asp or call (800) 338-3568.
“deckSPAN accommodates any handrail or
ceiling finish and is radiant ready. Based on Snappy tiles they can through traditional surface screwing.
our patented SPANtechnologies, Metwood’s LifeCycle EcoShield deck tiles — one of the The installation gun can be used with the
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Environmental Recycling Technologies — are boards.
Metwood ideal for surface applications on patios, verandas, The fastener installation gun drives a UFO
rooftops and virtually any level concrete or Ballistic Nailscrew in like a nail but it can be
gravel surface. removed like a screw. Operators simply slip the
Manufactured using AERT’s patented hidden deck fastener into the nose of the gun
process that encapsulates recycled wood fibers and position it in the groove of the board. The
in recycled polyethylene plastic, the 12-by-12- gun automatically enables perfect positioning of
inch deck tiles come with a grid pattern for easy fastener and screw installations with the pull of
layout and versatility. The tiles snap together for a trigger.
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The tiles come in six deckfastener.com or call (800) 928-4437.
s Metwood’s pour-over system, deckSpan, can be colors. For more
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(866) 729-2378 or Backed by a 10-year fade-
available with either truSPAN or throughSPAN visit www.aertinc.com. resistant warranty, Fiberon
beams, providing a strong, lightweight support Sensibuilt is built to
system that installs quickly, used in conjunction LifeCycle EcoShield deck tiles withstand the sun’s rays.
t

with metal decking for concrete support.” The are environmentally responsible Not only does it resist fading
beams can be trimmed on site and installed products for deck and roof applications and chalking, but it’s designed with an
with screws, so no welding is required. recently introduced at IBS by AERT. infrared heat-reflective Lumenite surface to
“deckSPAN can accommodate any hand keep the decking cooler underfoot. The new
railing or aesthetic floor treatment, including Bring out the big guns composite also is highly stain, scratch and mold
wood, ceramic tile, decorative concrete or A new semi-automatic installation tool that resistant.
wood flooring materials,” Smith explains. “In will dramatically reduce the already-quick instal- Besides these attributes, the lightweight
addition to being cut and installed on site using lation of Tiger Claw’s groove fasteners was de- decking is moisture, impact and slip resistant.
common power tools, our CFS (cold-framed buted at the 2009 International Builders’ Show. It never requires painting, staining or power
steel) products can be used as a complete system The company maintains that by using this simple washing, and won’t split or rot.
or as individual components. Our products are but effective tool, contractors can build a beauti- Sensibuilt, which is 100 percent recyclable
strong, environmentally friendly, fire resistant ful nail-free surface deck four times faster than and consists of recycled PVC, is available in four
and corrosion and pest resistant.” For more colors. It’s made by Fiber Composites out of
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Tiled and dry or visit www.fiberondecking.com.
Duradek, a company that’s been making
waterproofing sheet vinyl for more than 35 Tiger Claw’s inventors say the company’s new gun
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years, debuted Tiledek at the 2009 International will cut installation time in half when compared to
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April 2009 North Carolina Builder   17


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Christian, Cardamone Greenbuilt 
Kevin S. Lancaster, Kevin S, Lancaster 
Justin Hawk, Hawks Nest Homes
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Larry
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Norris, Larry Norris Construction
Glenn C. Lancaster, Lancaster 
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Dwight Simmons, Mountain Lumber 
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Michael Chandler, Chandler Design  Daniel Hemp, Pinnacle Construction
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Homes
Co. Inc. Amy G. Luckwaldt, J. Walton Homes 
Leon Ford, Ford Custom Homes Inc. Thomas Sparks, Noel Homes Inc.
Kevin Lancaster, Kevin S. Lancaster
including
including planning,
planning,organizing,
organizing,staffing
staffing and and controlling.
controlling.
James L. Collins, Concept Builders Inc. & Co. Inc. Mark R. Stewart, Stewart Construction 
David Mackowski, Quality Design &
Chad Collins, CNC Construction
Robin Hackney, Signature Homes of
David J. Mackowski, Quality Design & 
General Contractor
& Development
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Erich Connell, East Carolina University
David Millsaps, DLM Builders Inc.
Brandon Crocker, Sunbuilders
Construction
James Davis, Cape Fear Engineering
Peggy Ann Mackowski, Quality Design 
Jennifer Strimple, Home Team Builders
Dan McFarland, Southern Energy
Brandy Sullivan, Sullbark Builders Inc.
and
and received
received their
their certificates
certificates for for the
the courses,
courses,they they cancan submit
submit their their CGP
CGP
Tracy Moore, Anderson-Moore Perry Davis, Cape Fear Engineering Management
Elizabeth Cubler, BC Custom 
Builders Inc.
& Construction
Donald Cannon, Providence Home
Brooke Sumner, First Class Builders 
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ethics,” said
said Ellison.
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Ralph Turner, Nappier & Gunnells
Mark S. Cunningham, Davidson &  Builders
Restoration R.John E. Sumner ,First Class Builders 
Mack Braxton, RMB Building & the
the CGPCGP designation
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obtained, graduates
graduates are are required
required to to complete
complete
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Zane L. Matthews, Matthews  Design
Inc. LLC
Peggy Mackowski, Quality Design &
Gary L. Daniel, Gary Daniel, Bldrs Inc. Builders
Enterprises Tim Shellhammer, The Farlow Group
Joan L. Swift, Swift Creek Construction 12
12 hours
hours ofof continuing
continuing education
education every every threethree years,
years,aa portion
portion of of which
which
Construction
James C. Davis, Cape Fear  Billy Haire, Builders First Source
Dan McFarland, Southern Energy  Laurie Thompson, Eastern Builders
Randy Swift, Swift Creek Construction
Leslie Millsaps, DLM Builders Inc.
Engineering Terrence Erford, Appalachian Mtn
Management Terry E. Taylor, Taylormade Building
Troy Warner, Built Right Custom must
must pertain
pertain toto green
green building
building activities.
activities.
Perry G. Davis, Cape Fear Engineering
Robert Pugh, Simonini Builders Bryan McGowin, Hall & Wright 
Home Builders Thomas G. Theisen, Windjammer 
Homes of NC
Jarrett B. Davis, Structures of Integrity
Simon Vincent, Vincent Building Inc. DinoBuilders
Viscosi, Whitney Blair Inc. Properties
Christian Cardamone, Greenbuilt
Craig
Craig Morrison,
Morrison, President
President of of Cimarron
Cimarron Homes Homes in in Durham
Durham and and
Frederick F. Dean, Drucker & Falk
Michael Chandler, Chandler Design Jey McMurray, Artcraft Innovative 
Alex Mumford, Wolfe Homes David P. Thomas, D.P. Thomas 
Homes aa member
member of of the
the HBA
HBA of of Durham,
Durham, Orange Orange and and Chatham
Chatham Counties,Counties,
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Albert Olszewski, Olszewski Douglas S. McSpadden, McSpadden 
Chatham Cos. Dan Thomas, Dan Thomas Builders
Eric Lazzari, Lazzari Construction Inc.
Travis Thompson, T-Square Builders 
obtained
obtained his his CGP
CGP designation
designation this this past
past January.
January.
Joann M. DeSimone, Ron DeSimone 
Construction Co. Inc. Custom Homes
Robert Latvala, Sawyer Homes Christopher Senior, Anchorage
Contracting
Jeffrey Sanderson, Whitney Blair
William Miller, Carolina Highland 
KellyProperties
Neville, Kelly Neville Builders
Inc.
Building Corp.com
Cimarron
Cimarron Homes Homes has has been
been in in business
business for for 2626 years
years andand in in that
that time,
time,
Ron DeSimone, Ron DeSimone  Donald C. Thompson, Eastern Builders 
James Collins, Concept Builders Inc.
Contracting Ron Ricci, Ricci Builders &
David J. Millsaps, DLM Builders Inc. Dean Snyder, Bluewater Designs LLC
of the Carolinas Inc. Morrison
Morrison has has made
made itit his
his company’s
company’s mission mission to to offer
offer customers
customers homes homes
Mitch Lowrey, Mitch Lowrey
William C. Dorn, Dorn Custom Homes Management Inc.
Leslie R. Millsaps, DLM Builders Inc. Tom Titlow, @ Home In Carolina
Laurie Thompson, Eastern Builders
Construction
Steven Duke, Duke Brothers Gary Daniel, Gary Daniel Bldrs Inc.
Carl Stephen Monroe, SME &  Jeff Wadman, Insulating Inc.
Tom Titlow, @ Home In Carolina that
that areare both
both energy-efficient
energy-efficient and and affordable
affordable for for those
those in in the
the moderate
moderate
John High, Highland Company of
Matt Dunn, Wishon & Carter Builders EricAssociates
Hausfeld, Haus Builders Inc. Randy Swift, Swift Creek Construction
Kevin Troyer, 444 Inc.
Eastern NC
David Duperault, Habitat for Humanity Matthew Moose, Kemp Sigmon
Tracy Moore, Anderson-Moore  David Schenck, Wolfe Homes
Ralph Turner, Nappier & Gunnells  price
price range.
range.
Terrence R. Erford, Appalachain Mtn 
Gene Glaze, Glaze Construction Co. Builders,Inc. Co.
Construction Construction
William Helton, DH Construction
Home Builders
M. Charles Mullen, Mullen & Co. John Mooring, John Mooring Builder
Kemp Sigmon, Kemp Sigmon Simon W. Vincen,t Vincent Building Inc.
Jey McMurray, Artcraft Innovative
Years
Years ago,
ago,this
this entry-level
entry-level building
building company
company had had routinely
routinely followed
followed
Michael Etowski, Showcase 
David Thomas, D.P. Thomas Const. Inc.
Construction Co.
Matthew C. Moose, Kemp Sigmon 
Construction Co.
Construction Co.
Dino C. Viscosi, Whitney Blair Inc.
Builders LLC
Jeff Wadman, Insulating Inc
energy-efficient
energy-efficient buildingbuilding practices
practices recommended
recommended by by thethe local
local utility
utility
Wayne Haddock, Pinehurst Homes Inc. Steve Schreiner, Schreiner Custom Danny Williams, Williams Woodworks
James H. Farlow, The Farlow Group, 
Robert Chad Ray, Olde Heritage S. Craig Morrison, Cimarron Homes
Homes Grantland P. Wagner, G.P. Kon 
& Construction Inc. companies.
companies. Once Once EnergyEnergy Star Star standards
standards came came into into play,
play, Cimarron
Cimarron
Inc.
Builders Justin Morrison, JCM Custom Homes
Mark Murphy, Neill Grading & Custom Builders Inc.
Samuel Zimmerman, Sunny Day Homes
Jeff Ferguson, Jeff Ferguson Inc.
Ronald Smith, RWS General Builders
Grady Moseley, Segue Builders Inc.
Construction
Troy A. Warner, Built Right Custom 
Chase Ambler, Headwaters Enterprises
Homes
Homes was was among
among the the first
first in
in the
the region
region to to adopt
adopt them.
them.“We “We werewere
Ernest A. Fifer, Fifer REI M. Charles Mullen, Mullen & Co. Homes of NC
Roger Worley, Roger D. Worley
Ben Floyd  Justin Morrison, JCM Custom Homes
Alex Mumford, Wolfe Homes Terry Taylor, Taylormade Building
David Warren, Mountain Lumber Co. eager
eager to to have
have thethe third-party
third-party verification
verification that that Energy
Energy Star Star offers
offers to to back
back
Const. Inc.
Leon Ford, Ford Custom Homes, Inc. Mark Murphy, Neill Grading &  Dwight Simmons, Mountain Lumber Co.
Geoff Weatherwax, Geoff 
S.Les Frye, Shugart Enterprises
Craig Morrison, Cimarron Homes Chuck Lewis, Lewis Building Company
Construction David Warren, Mountain Lumber Co.
Weatherwax Construction  up
up thethe energy-efficiency
energy-efficiency claims,” claims,”saidsaid Morrison.
Morrison.
Sherman Perry, Out of The Woods
Thomas Garcia, Southern Evergreen Jamie Hager, Southern Energy
Michele Myers, M Squared Builders  Brandon Bryant, Red Tree Builders Inc.
David White, White House Builders
Builders Inc.
George F. Gilleland, The Hardwood  Management
& Designers Julian Baker, D&S Developers
Danny Williams, Williams Woodworks  Cimarron
Cimarron Homes Homes also also hosted
hosted the the launch
launch of of NAHB’s
NAHB’s Green Green Building
Building
Richard Kolarov, Specialty Builders Inc. Kent Brown, Hurst and Brown
Company
Gene Glaze, Glaze Construction Co.
Dan Thomas, Dan Thomas Builders
Kelly Neville, Kelly Neville Builders
Larry Norris, Larry Norris 
Developers
Morgan Petrey, Mountaineer Sheet
& Construction
Brandon C. Wilson, Turnkey Property 
Metal Co. Inc.
Initiative
Initiative program
program in in the
the HBADOC
HBADOC region region at at aa press
press conference
conference in in
David H. Goins, G Construction
Danny Sides, Build & Sell Inc. Construction
Steve Hurst, Hurst and Brown Management
J Chris Laine, J.C. Laine Inc.
Mark A. Wimmer, Mark Wimmer 
November
November 2006 2006 at at one
one of of its
its green
green homes.
homes.
Nicole Goolsby, Rion Homes
Dean Huffman, BDH Construction Inc. Albert D. Olszewski, Olszewski 
Developers Winston Petrey, Mountaineer Sheet
Danny G. Gough, Energy Solutions
Geoff Weatherwax, Geoff Weatherwax Construction Co. 
Scott Allred, Precept Construction Construction
Metal Co. Inc. “As
“As aa standard
standard practice,”
practice,” saidsaid Morrison,
Morrison, “every “every home home we we build
build
Laura Grear, Anderson Windows 
Construction Inc. James Pader, Winter Sun Construction
Marsha Burger, Green & Healthy Danny Winters, Cimarron Homes
Matt Dunn, Wishon & Carter Builders
and Doors
Brooke Sumner, First Class Builders Inc. Sherman P. Perry, Out of The Woods 
Built Homes Thomas Wise, D.
Perry Yates, New V . Wise Inc.
River Building
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constructed under under the the guidelines
guidelines set set forth
forth by by the
the Green
Green Building
Building
Bert Gurganus, Space Builders Inc. Builders  Roger D. Worley, Roger D. Worley 
John Sumner, First Class Builders Inc.
Robin Hackney, Signature Homes of 
Thomas Garcia, Southern Evergreen
Morgan Petrey, Mountaineer Sheet 
Supply Inc.
Construction Initiative
Initiative of of NAHB
NAHB and and isis Energy
Energy Star Star certified,
certified, no no matter
matter what what the the
Jennifer Sedlak, David Weekley Homes
Wilmington Amanda Albert, Habitat for Humanity
Metal Co.  Jonathan Sergeant
Perry Yates, New River Building 
James Pader, Winter Sun Construction
Wayne Haddock, Pinehurst Homes Inc. David Duperault, Habitat for Humanity
Winston Petrey, Mountaineer Sheet  Kevin Troyer, 444 Inc.
Supply Inc. price
price range.”
range.”
James Farlow, The Farlow Group Inc.
Jamie Hager, Southern Energy  EricMetal Co. 
Harvell, Pactiv Building Products Jeremy Bollman, Mountain Lumber
Samuel P. Zimmerman, Sunny Day 
Nicole Goolsby, Rion Homes
Management Gary Silverstein, Silverstein
Greg Phillips, Mayfair Partners  George
Homes Gilleland, The Hardwood Co. Morrison
Morrison considers
considers gaining
gaining his his CGP
CGP designation
designation throughthrough NAHB NAHB as as
William Hall, Bill Hall Builders Inc. Construction Corp
Billy T. Haire, Builders First Source
Jennifer Strimple, Home Team Builders
Jason W. Hall, Electrolux Central 
Paul Portfilio, Builders First Source
David Pressly, Pressly Development  This
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18   North CaroliNa Builder
Builder April 2009
April 2009
April 2009 North Carolina Builder   19
Green Scene that both the required courses for the CGP
designation were being offered at the NCHBA
Coachmen Housing & Building Group (which
is composed of Mod-U-Kraf and All American
(continued from page 18)
21st Century Building Expo & Conference, they Homes) has introduced a home collection called
“Although our company has been a green immediately jumped on it. SolarVillage.The homes are designed to generate
building firm for awhile now,” said Morrison, “I “When we found out that NAHB had created low- to zero-energy bills, offer healthy indoor air
was definitely able to learn a few new things from the CGP designation, we knew that was the route and superior comfort, have energy-friendly floor
the courses and I think the continuing education to go,” says Laurie.“And to have the convenience plans, use eco-friendly construction methods
requirements will help keep me abreast of new of both classes being at the conference – it was a and materials to protect the environment, and
technologies in green building.” no-brainer.” use low-maintenance windows, doors and siding
Eastern Builders of the Carolinas Inc. is Since receiving their designations last year, material.
another NCHBA member company that can Eastern Builders of the Carolinas Inc. has already Standard features in a Solar Village home
be counted among those that hold the CGP completed its first NAHB-certified green home include: Solar panels and solar hot water system
designation. A family-owned and operated in Sneads Ferry. “The classes really clarified the for free solar power; high-velocity heating and
business established in 1972, Eastern Builders whole green building concept for us,” says Laurie. cooling system; compact fluorescent light fixtures
is a member of the Onslow County HBA and “They were very informative and we came back to save electricity; fiberglass windows for high-
typically builds between 15 to 35 custom homes with a lot of good ideas that we have been able to efficiency, durability and insulation value; cement-
each year. share with the rest of the employees here.” board siding that will last for 50 years; exterior
After researching a good amount of For more information about NAHB’s walls with R21 spray foam insulation; R49 roof
information on green building, owner Donald Certified Green Professional designation, visit insulation from a combination of foam and batt
“Chuck” Thompson and his project manager www.nahb.org/cgpinfo. You’ll find a list of insulation; 5/8-inch drywall for additional thermal
Laurie Thompson, who is also his niece, found designation-holders, current as of press time, on mass and flatter walls; no-VOC primer for healthy
that they were somewhat concerned about page 18. indoor air; low-flow plumbing fixtures for water
embarking on the transition to green building. (Myers is a free-lance writer with Association conservation; and ceramic tile in most rooms for
“We definitely knew that we wanted to start Publishing Inc.) healthier indoor air.
building energy-efficient homes,” says Laurie, While these design elements will lower the
“but we wanted to ensure that our means of ac- Solar Village provides energy savings homes’ utility bills, the most important factor is
complishing this would be authentically green.”
So when Laurie and Chuck found out A s builders look for ways to offer buyers
energy-efficient housing options,
free energy from the sun. To ensure maximum
performance from the solar panels, each plan has
a distinct southern elevation that should be held
to within 20 degrees of due south. This allows
NCHBA News the panels that generate electricity and heat
domestic hot water maximum exposure to the
Executive officers applauded for service sun. Natural features like daily breezes, shading

C ongratulations to the following North Carolina Executive Officers who are celebrating from native trees or hills, views of the landscape
service milestones in 2009.The length of service is calculated annually as cumulative service and other site conditions are considered as well.
as a voting member of the EOC and is based on information provided by the executive officers. For more information about SolarVillage, visit
10 years – Karen Breedlove, Rocky Mount HBA, and Marshall Long, Wilkes County HBA; www.coachmen.com or www.mod-u-kraf.com.
15 years – Mac Butner, HBA of Salisbury-Rowan; 20 years – Dawn Summerlin, Wayne
County HBA; 30 years – Jean Carpenter, Rutherford County HBA. ANSI approves NAHB standard
Asheville builder selected for prestigious program T he National Green Building Standard for
all residential construction work, including

A sheville builders Jim Preish and Mallory Fuller of Preish Construction Inc. have been
selected for membership in the Southern Living Custom Builder Program.
Preish Construction is one of 100 builders chosen for the 16th year of the exclusive Southern
apartments and condos, single-family homes, land
development and remodeling and renovation,
was approved recently by the American National
Living builder program. “The builder program is a natural extension of our overall homes Standards Institute (ANSI).
effort, which aims at offering quality designs and new ideas to consumers across the Southeast,” As part of the stringent process required
said Brent Warren, Manager of the Southern Living Builder Program. by ANSI, NAHB and the International
Preish Construction, a member of Asheville HBA, is the only company from Asheville Code Council gathered a fully inclusive and
participating in the program, and one of less than 20 in North Carolina. representative consensus committee composed of
a broad spectrum of builders, architects, product
Onslow County PWB takes on Habitat project
manufacturers, regulators and environmental
O nslow County Professional Women in Building took on its first Habitat for Humanity
project in January when the group helped build a new home for Jessica Atherton and her
two children in Jacksonville.The project is part of Women’s Build Day for Habitat for Humanity.
experts. The work of the consensus committee
was administered by the NAHB Research Center,
an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer.
The home is expected to be completed sometime this summer.
“The National Green Building Standard
is now the first and only green building rating
Congratulations to Legislative Pages
system approved by ANSI, making it the
J ohn David Privott and Alexander Privott, the sons of NCHBA’s Robert Privott, have been
selected to serve as Pages this spring in the North Carolina House (John David) and Senate
(Alexander). Congratulations on the honor!
benchmark for green homes,” said Ron Jones,
who chaired the consensus committee charged
with developing the standard.

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