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Builders Association of Northeast Indiana www.ba-ni.com (260) 665-8921
February and March Meeting Information Building Permit Reports
Letter from the President
Indiana Builders Association www.buildindiana.org (800) 377-6334
January Meeting Info New Board Membersfor 2012
Check Out Franks Corner!
National Association of Home Builders www.nahb.org (800) 368-5242
From the President of the Board
Fred Kreigh, President K & F Construction
Ahhh! Spring is in the air, and in your mattress... The Remodeler’s Tour is soon upon us, all we need is more projects. If you know someone with a remodel or renovation that will be completed by May 5th, get’em on board now for the best advertisement deal a company could hope for!!!! Start practicing your golf swing! June will bring the BANI Golf Outing and we want your team as one of our teams, so line it up now! Let’s talk about the March Membership Meeting! Our guest speaker for the evening is president of the Indiana Builder’s Association, Will Wright. Will may be a little flighty, but once he settles in, I’m 100% sure his program for the evening will be very informative and one you should be sure not to miss. Will’s brother Orv, unfortunately, can’t make the trip with him. Normally, the two are inseparable , but something popped up with Orv’s copyright infringement suit against some guy named Rickenbacker and he had to go check it out. In the meantime, Will has been flying around the state delivering the IBA message in “plane” English for all to understand. He has developed a two-phase attack on two different levels for his year as president, he calls it the bi=planar approach to governing... be sure to ask him about it. Members!!!!! Always keep in mind: This Association will only be what YOU make of it. Get involved! Network! Educate yourself! And have some fun!!!!! By the way, Congratulations to the winners of the Valentine’s Day Membership Meeting “Chick Flick” Trivia Contest - U guys are awesome examples of well rounded members!
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Jeff Deahl, Vice President Four Seasons Design & Remodeling Kevin Sibery, Treasurer Insurance & Financial Services Jeff Wilson, Past President Bob Buescher Homes Dennis Spidel Dennis Spidel Custom Homes Dan Study Chapel Homes
B O A R D
Chris Delagrange Pella Windows & Doors TonyRekeweg
D I R E C T O R S
Momper Insulation Mark Knisley Kuntry Lumber Alan Korte Home Lumber of New Haven Jack Musson Musson Builders
Executive Officer Announcements!
“Member of the Month”
We are spotlighting a BANI Member every month in our Newsletter. The Member chosen gets an entire page in our Newsletter to promote their company! In order to be eligible for “Member of the Month”, you must attend a Membership Meeting. SOOOOOOOO….. Plan to attend our Monthly Membership Meetings. You could have one whole month and one whole page of free advertising! The names are drawn each month and do not carry over to the next month, so the more you attend the meetings, the better your chances for being “Member of the Month”. This month we would like to congratulate Home Lumber of New Haven!
50/50 Raffle Returns
We’re keeping it going! We brought back the 50/50 raffle in January to benefit our Scholarship Fund - and NO, you cannot donate your half back to BANI, youhave to keep it. That’s the rule! Congratulations to Jim Hooley of Campbell & Fetter Bank! He won the 50/50 split and pocketed $31.
Hey Builders - We want this to be a GREAT Tour!!!!! Enter your project and help us reach our goals! The tour is scheduled for the first weeknd in May, the 5th to be exact! The Tour runs from 10am to 5pm. For a small time commitment and low entry fee, your company gets a lot of advertising and potential customers thru your doors. Anyone interested in putting a remodeling Project in Tour, please give Chris, Jan or Jeff Deahl a call. (Contact information is listed on page 5.)
BANI Annual Golf Outing
Scheduled for June 12. Yes, it’s a Tuesday this year NOT a Thursday! We are looking for Chairs and Volunteers to head up our Golf Outing Committee. Anyone interested in helping out with this event, please call or email Chris or Jan.
Builders Parade 2012
Time to gear up for this year’s Builders Parade! Scheduled for the first two weekends in August. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th and the 9th, 10th,11thand 12th. We still need entries to make this an even better parade than last year! If you are a builder and you have a potential project, please let us know!
C. William Wright, IBA’s 2012 State President
The Builders Association of Northeast Indiana will welcome IBA’s 2012 State President C. William Wright to the upcoming membership meeting on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 7:00 at Timbers Restaurant in Angola. Will is the 60 th President of the Indiana Builders Association. Will started his building career in 1973, becoming a full-time builder in 1977, the same year he joined the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis. He is President and founder of Will Wright Building Corp., which is a custom home building company based in Carmel, Indiana. He founded and co-founded several additional companies, WWBC Development Co., Quadrant Development Co., Nu-Co Homes, Inc., Primrose Development LLC, Primrose Homes Inc., and Laura Vista LLC. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from the Indiana Institute of Technology. He has served the building industry as: the 1987 President of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis, a Senior Life Director on the IBA Board, Chairman of the Housing Cent, member and past chairman of IBA’s Land Development Committee, co-founder of governmental affairs departments for both IBA and BAGI, co-founder of IBA’s Housing Protection Fund, and a member of IBA’s Finance and Investment committees. He has recorded over 237 Spike credits during his tenure. Spike credits are awarded for membership recruitment and retention. He has served his community as: Chairman of the Carmel Civics Square Bldg. Corp., Chairman of the Hamilton County Alliance, Chairman of the Higher Education Initiative, and Chairman of the Woodland Springs Home Owners Association. His community work also includes being the founder or co-founder of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Guerin Catholic High School, Lafayette Diocese Building Commission, Hamilton County Alliance Economic Development, Carmel Clay Library Foundation, and Hamilton County Higher Education Initiative. Will also has served on many charitable foundations board of directors. Some of the awards Will has received include: Builder of the Year and the Mike Boeke Outstanding Service awards from BAGI, the John C. Hart Presidential Award from IBA, and the Pace Award and Chairman Emeritus from the Hamilton County Alliance. Will, and his wife, Joan, have six children, seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. As the chief spokesman for housing in 2012, he will direct the policy development for affordable housing and work for its implementation with the governor and legislature.
Indiana Department Of Transportation
Get all the updated information you need to stay legally traveling Indiana roadways.
Timbers Restaurant April 10th at 6:30
“NEW” Energy Code Requirements... ARE YOU READY??????
Builders Association of Northeast Indiana is offering an
Energy Code Seminar
Where: Project Help Building Speaker: Energy Diagnostics, Inc. Matt Brown When: Cost: RSVP: March 21, 2012 8:00a -12:00p $30 Members $40 Non Members BANI Office 665-8921 or Email to Info@ba-ni.com
4 County Vocational Cooperative
Recipient of an
Honorary Membership for 2012
Winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of the
Chick Flick Tivia???????
Whose kidding who???? ...Rumor has it they got help from a certain female bartender!
We’ll never know.
Congratulations to our Officers and Board of Directors for 2012
Home Lumber of New Haven, Inc. was founded in 1957. Now in its third generation of ownership by the Korte family, Home Lumber has grown to be one of the largest building material providers in Northeast Indiana by clinging to the idea of “family.” It starts internally. We work hard to treat every employee like part of the family, and in turn they strive to treat all customers in the same manor. The result is a higher level of customer service that many of our competitors simply can’t match.
In terms of products, Home Lumber of New Haven provides framing lumber, engineered lumber, roofing, siding, Andersen and Eagle windows, Jeld Wen windows, exterior doors, exterior decking, drywall, interior doors and millwork, fireplaces, and garage doors. In addition, Home Lumber offers certified and professionally trained installation service for windows, exterior doors, siding, decks, fireplaces, garage doors. Although our primary focus is serving professional home builders, we are happy to serve individual home owners as well.
Although our official name remains “Home Lumber of New Haven”, we are proud to serve all of Northeast Indiana with “local lumberyard” service. In fact, for some of us Steuben County is home. We are also proud of our membership and participation in BANI to support the home building industry in this area.
Chad Korte, President Home Lumber of New Haven, Inc. O: (260) 493-4436 M: (260) 410-0379 firstname.lastname@example.org www.homelumberinc.com
Planning and Building News: Updates and Information
From the Desk of Frank Charlton….
The Plan Commission would like to remind Builders: 1. 2. 3. Setbacks are measured from the furthest projection of the building, ie: overhangs, gutters, etc. Site Plans, Floor Plans, and Elevations will be required before building permits will be issued. Traverse lines must be established on surveys.
On the Building Side of things:
The Building Department will hold its 2009 Energy Code Seminar on March 27, 2012 from 8:30am to 11:30am. The seminar will be open to all contractors. Donuts, coffee and pop will be furnished.
Thank You, Frank Charlton 260-668-1000 X1250 260-668-1000 X1600 260-668-1000 X1270
We are updating our website
www.ba-ni.com Check your member info on the website! If there are any needed changes OR you would like to add your website, please email Chris@ba-ni.com
Members: Are you Participating?
Indiana Quality Assurance Builder Standards What QABS means for you, the consumer: The Indiana Quality Assurance Standards provide new homebuyers and remodeling customers a way to measure their builder and the project against an industry approved set of standards. These Standards create a series of performance standards builders and customers can use to communicate and understand each other's expectations regarding building/remodeling projects. The Standards address the most prevalent issues that arise between the builder and the customer before the project, during the project, and most importantly, after the project is completed. All too often it is the unrealized or undiscovered expectations that create the majority of problems encountered in the building/remodeling process. The Standards will help eliminate these problems before the project even begins. What QABS means for you, the builder: One objective of the Association is to improve the community image of the industry. Towards that objective, the builders association offers you the Indiana Quality Assurance Builder Standards. The program includes a set of standards, recommended language for including the standards and mediation/binding arbitration of the standards into project contracts, and marketing information. The Standards create reasonable customer expectations regarding the building/remodeling process, and address the most prevalent issues that arise before the project, during the project, and, most importantly, after the projected is completed. The Standards eliminate the unrealized and undisclosed expectations of the customer by giving the builder/remodeler a tool to discuss, identify, and set the customer's expectations before problems arise. Yet, disputes will inevitably arise that cannot be settled between the two parties using the Standards. With that in mind, the Standards also includes a mediation/binding arbitration mechanism to provide another vehicle to dispute resolution outside the costly and time-consuming court process. Let the consumer know you are a part of the network of quality builders. Include the Indiana Quality Assurance Builder logo in print, television and radio advertising, and promote your membership with the association in press releases and brochures.
BUILDING PERMIT INFORMATION FROM DECEMBER
Lagrange County Permit Information is not included.
“It all started in 1863…”
Campbell & Fetter Bank opened its doors during the Civil War, in 1863. The Bank was a progressive innovator during a tough business climate in American history. Through the years, the Bank worked to build a reputation in customer service, quality banking products and a solid conservative approach to helping our customers. Now 149 years old, Campbell and Fetter Bank is Indiana’s 3rd oldest bank.
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