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MARCH <strong>2019</strong><br />

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17 NEW MEMBERS<br />




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Executive Officer’s February Message<br />


OLSON<br />

The last weekend of February, we sponsored<br />

our 40th Annual Cedar Rapids<br />

Home Show at Hawkeye Downs. Despite<br />

the cold weather, thousands of<br />

visitors attended the show to see the<br />

latest products and services displayed<br />

by exhibitors to assist them in building<br />

and improving their home and<br />

yard. Thank you to our members that<br />

participated in the show; as well as<br />

those from our community that attended.<br />

We were present at the Home Show to distribute<br />

our <strong>2019</strong> Membership Directory to the community.<br />

The GCRHBA is the one-stop resource for consumers<br />

looking for LOCAL trusted building, home improvement<br />

and service professionals, FREE referrals, reputable<br />

members and peace of mind. The directory is a<br />

comprehensive annual member directory our members<br />

and community can use as a reliable and local<br />

resource throughout the year for all their housing &<br />

building needs. If you would like a directory, please<br />

contact our office. A very special thank you to Lydia<br />

Barger, Judith Cobb, James Hoth, Beth Lillis-Genkinger,<br />

Mark Sillman, and Dean Spina for your assistance<br />

helping with this task.<br />

And congratulations to our winner, Jordyn Redman,<br />

on winning a $100 Visa gift card from BankIowa.<br />

Our next community event is right around the corner!<br />

Our Spring <strong>2019</strong> Parade of Homes begins April<br />

27 through May 5. Mark your calendars now as we<br />

have some beautiful homes for you to tour!<br />

On Friday night after the Home Show, we held the<br />

BankIowa <strong>2019</strong> Home Show Reception. We had approximately<br />

100 exhibitors stop over and join us for<br />

pizza and beer. Thank you to BankIowa and our Supporting<br />

Sponsors for making this event possible.<br />

Our next members only networking event, Shamrock<br />

Shenanigans, hosted by KBD, will be held on<br />

<strong>March</strong> 14. KBD will be providing green beer, delicious<br />

food and fun networking with other GCRHBA members.<br />

Networking events are excellent opportunities<br />

to grow your connections and potentially lead to new<br />

business, so I hope to see everyone there!<br />

Melissa Olson, Executive Officer<br />

Greater Cedar Rapids Housing & Building Association<br />


A strong voice in Washington, Des Moines and<br />

in our local communities where you do business<br />

to help you defeat excessive regulations, defend<br />

affordable housing initiatives, and to protect your<br />

business. We fight for our members and that<br />

puts money and time back in your pocket! Our<br />

advocacy efforts include educating policymakers<br />

and the Administration, building successful<br />

coalitions, and mobilizing our grassroots on a<br />

range of issues.<br />

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President’s February Message<br />

As Spring is hopefully fast approaching<br />

with warmer temperatures, sun<br />

light and a smile on our faces that we<br />

do not have to shovel anymore snow<br />

we will all begin our busy time of the<br />

year. I’m sure no matter what your<br />

business is the effects of this cold<br />

ROB HAJEK and snowy last couple of months<br />

have had an impact on your business<br />

or at least on your body and mind. With one thing in<br />

common it has given us a conversation topic.<br />

If you attended either the IBS show in Vegas or<br />

our own Home Show at Hawkeye Downs, I hope<br />

they were advantageous to you. I wish you all success<br />

and a supply of business that keeps you rolling<br />

the rest of the year. Spring is coming and just around<br />

the corner things will start to turn green.<br />

Please look at our calendar of events for the year<br />

and put them down on your schedule to get out<br />

and attend. Our Spring Parade of Homes is fast approaching,<br />

and we wish all of them well in completing<br />

them and getting ready for all of us to get outside<br />

and tour the homes.<br />

I want to personally shout out to Mike Farr being<br />

named the NAHB Associate of the Year and Bill<br />

Polley Advocate for BUILD-PAC Award at IBS. What<br />

a tremendous honor for all his hard work and dedication<br />

that Mike has given this association and industry<br />

over the years. In addition, Joe Greathouse,<br />

Kirkwood Community College Instructor, was honored<br />

as the Outstanding Educator of the Year at the<br />

NAHB Student Chapter Awards Banquet and is willing<br />

a Trustee Award at Kirkwood Community College.<br />

Joe is a leader in the state and country with<br />

skilled trades workforce development programs and<br />

opportunities. Mike and Joe, we are thankful that<br />

you represent Cedar Rapids and the State of Iowa<br />

and very blessed to have your leadership.<br />

Rob Hajek, President<br />

Greater Cedar Rapids Housing &<br />

Building Association<br />

<strong>2019</strong> MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY<br />




& BUILDING<br />

NEEDS.<br />




Membership Directory<br />

The Greater Cedar Rapids Housing<br />

& Building Association Membership<br />

Directory is a comprehensive<br />

annual member directory distributed<br />

to all members and the community<br />

at our annual events to use<br />

throughout the year for all of their<br />

housing & building needs.<br />

The digital version will be available<br />

next month.<br />

350 MILLER ROAD | HIAWATHA, IA 52233 | (319) 395-0778 | CRHBA.ORG<br />

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Kirkwood students<br />

receive donation to<br />

attend Construction<br />

Management Competition<br />

in Vegas<br />

The Greater Cedar Rapids Housing & Building Association made a donation<br />

to a group of Kirkwood Community College students that attended the<br />

NAHB IBS Residential Construction Management Competition in Las Vegas,<br />

Nevada February 18-20, <strong>2019</strong>. The annual student competition is one of the<br />

highlights of IBS.<br />

The International Builders’ Show<br />

(IBS) is organized by the National<br />

Association of Home Builders<br />

(NAHB) and is the largest annual<br />

light construction building industry<br />

tradeshow in the United<br />

States. It is the only event of its<br />

kind, focusing specifically on the<br />

needs, concerns, and opportunities<br />

that face builders.<br />

The <strong>2019</strong> Builders’ Show will<br />

bring together more than 1,500<br />

top manufacturers and suppliers<br />

from around the globe in 600,000<br />

net square feet of exhibit space,<br />

showcasing the latest and most<br />

in-demand products and services.<br />

IBS <strong>2019</strong> offers the most upto-date<br />

and innovative education<br />

the industry has to offer. It<br />

features sessions in eight tracks,<br />

taught by renowned building<br />

industry experts from across the<br />

country. With topics ranging from<br />

sales and marketing to construction<br />

and codes, there is literally<br />

something for everyone.<br />

The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in<br />

the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management<br />

project/proposal.<br />

Proposals are submitted to a group of construction company executives who<br />

serve as judges. During the convention, students defend their proposals to<br />

the judges in front of an audience. The Kirkwood team did not receive the<br />

ranking they had hoped for; however they did receive many compliments on<br />

presentation and marketing as well as the rewards of learning to overcome<br />

obstacles and work as a team.<br />

Selling your home,<br />

You have a choice….<br />

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If you’re in the market for a new home, you should shop<br />

for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home.<br />

Whether you are buying a condo, a townhouse, a house<br />

in a subdivision or a custom-built house, you want to<br />

know that you are buying a good quality home from a<br />

reputable builder. Here are some tips to help you choose<br />

a builder.<br />

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Make a List of Possible Builders<br />

Once you have thought about the type<br />

of house you want, you can create a list<br />

of potential builders.<br />

• Click here to contact your local<br />

home builders’ association to obtain a<br />

list of builders who construct homes in<br />

your area.<br />

• Look in the real estate section of<br />

your local newspaper for builders and<br />

projects. Looking through the ads and<br />

reading the articles can help you to learn<br />

which builders are active in your area, the<br />

types of homes they are building and the<br />

prices you can expect to pay. Make a list<br />

of builders who build the type of home<br />

you’re looking for in your price range.<br />

• Local real estate agents may also be<br />

able to help you in your search.<br />

• Ask friends and relatives for recommendations.<br />

Ask about builders they have<br />

dealt with directly or ask them for names<br />

of acquaintances who have recently had<br />

a good experience with a builder.<br />

Do Your Homework<br />

When you have a list of potential builders,<br />

it’s time to start asking lots of questions<br />

– of both the potential builders and<br />

the owners of their homes.<br />

• Interview potential home builders to<br />

get the answers to all the questions you<br />

have.<br />

• Then, visit a builder’s recently built<br />

homes and subdivisions. Drive by on a<br />

Saturday morning when home owners<br />

may be outside doing chores or errands.<br />

Introduce yourself and say you are considering<br />

buying a home from the builder<br />

who built their home. Talk to several<br />

owners and try to get a random sample<br />

of opinions. The more people you talk<br />

with, the more accurate an impression of<br />

a builder you are likely to get.<br />

• Some questions to ask home owners<br />

include: Are you happy with your home?<br />

If you had any problems, were they fixed<br />

promptly and properly? Would you buy<br />

another home from this builder?<br />

• Usually, people tell you if they are<br />

pleased with their homes. And if they are<br />

not, they’ll probably want to tell you why.<br />

• At the very least, drive by and see if<br />

the homes are visually appealing.<br />

• When you talk to builders and home<br />

owners, take along a notebook to record<br />

the information you find and your personal<br />

impressions about specific builders<br />

and homes. Doing so will help you to<br />

make comparisons later.<br />

Shop for Quality and Value<br />

Look at new homes whenever you can.<br />

Home shows and open houses sponsored<br />

by builders are good opportunities<br />

to look at homes. Model homes and<br />

houses displayed in home shows are often<br />

furnished to give you ideas for using<br />

the space. You may also ask a builder to<br />

see unfurnished homes.<br />

When examining a home, look at the<br />

quality of the construction features. Inspect<br />

the quality of the cabinetry, carpeting,<br />

trimwork and paint. Ask the builder<br />

or the builder’s representative a lot of<br />

questions. Get as many specifics as possible.<br />

If you receive the answers verbally<br />

rather than in writing, take notes. Never<br />

hesitate to ask a question. What seems<br />

like an insignificant question might yield<br />

an important answer. T<br />

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Build My Future<br />

Event is April 2<br />

There are 140 students from nine schools signed up<br />

so far for the first annual Build My Future Construction<br />

Career Day & Industry Showcase being held April 2<br />

at Jones Hall (6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW) on the Cedar<br />

Rapids Kirkwood Community College campus. The<br />

event is sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company,<br />

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA’s Vocational Training<br />

Council, The Cedar Rapids HBA and Kirkwood Community<br />

College with a grant from the National Association<br />

of Home Builders. Hosted by the ACE Sector<br />

Board, the event gives 7th- and 8th-grade students an<br />

opportunity to spend a day in the construction industry<br />

through an interactive showcase. Hands-on learning<br />

labs include construction-industry practices, such as<br />

carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment, masonry, welding<br />

and more. There also will be educational displays<br />

and equipment operations. There’s still time for your<br />

organization to be a part of this inaugural event. Contact<br />

Melissa to participate.<br />


It’s an oasis.<br />

It’s a place to get away.<br />

It’s watching the kids explore.<br />

It’s late nights with good friends.<br />

It’s reconnecting with a spouse.<br />




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How to Live with<br />

Your Remodeling Project<br />

Remodeling your home is uniquely different<br />

from building a new one. With<br />

remodeling, your home becomes the<br />

worksite. You live side by side with the<br />

project from start to finish. Once construction<br />

begins, you’ll probably long<br />

for simple pleasures like a dust-free<br />

home or a fully functioning kitchen<br />

or bath. But the end result will be well<br />

worth these inconveniences. ><br />

TIPS to help minimize<br />

the stress involved with a<br />

remodeling project.<br />

– Open the Lines of<br />

Communication<br />

– Prepare for the Pre-Construction<br />

Meeting<br />

– Prevent Remodeling Fever<br />

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Open the Lines of Communication<br />

Consistent and open communication between you and your<br />

remodeler will enhance your understanding of the project,<br />

provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, and ultimately<br />

help to make the experience a positive one for everyone involved.<br />

To facilitate this process, you need to:<br />

• Determine who you and your remodeler should contact<br />

for daily decisions or an after-hours emergency. For example,<br />

your contact may be the lead carpenter for the job, while the<br />

remodeler’s contact could be your spouse.<br />

• Designate a backup for each contact person to assure<br />

continuity in anyone’s absence.<br />

• Create a place in your house where the contact persons<br />

can leave messages for each other (a securely anchored notebook<br />

is a good idea since it is less likely to disappear).<br />

• Speak up. If you are uncertain about any aspect of the<br />

project, be sure to let the contact person know.<br />

Prepare for the<br />

Pre-Construction Meeting<br />

One way to ensure the success of your project is to plan for<br />

and actively participate in a pre-construction meeting. This<br />

allows your remodeler to clarify procedures and explain how<br />

the job will progress. It also offers both you and your remodeler<br />

an opportunity to prepare for those issues that may<br />

arise later. You should think of this meeting as a forum for<br />

all participants to define their expectations and agree on the<br />

anticipated outcome.<br />

Some of the issues you may wish to cover at this meeting<br />

include:<br />

• Will you allow your remodeler to place a company sign<br />

on your property? Remember that in addition to being a<br />

marketing tool, signs help contractors and suppliers locate<br />

your home.<br />

• What areas of your home will be off limits to workers?<br />

• Does your house have an alarm system? Will workers<br />

need a key or will someone always be there?<br />

• How will you ensure that your children and pets stay out<br />

of the work space?<br />

• How will trash removal be handled? Where will the remodeler<br />

locate the dumpster on your property?<br />

• Does the remodeler anticipate any interruptions of<br />

utilities during the project? If so, when and for how long?<br />

At certain stages of construction, the project may affect basic<br />

household necessities like water and electricity. Will you need<br />

to vacate the house at any time?<br />

• What are your expectations regarding clean up? Will<br />

sweeping be sufficient for a daily cleaning, or will you need a<br />

more thorough cleaning in order to use the space?<br />

• You should also use the pre-construction meeting to<br />

establish guidelines for the remodeling crew working on<br />

the project.<br />

• What times will workers begin and end work at your<br />

home? Be sure to consider the neighbors as well as household<br />

members.<br />

• Where can workers park near the jobsite?<br />

• Will you allow workers to use your phone for local business<br />

calls?<br />

• Will bathroom facilities in your home be available to<br />

workers?<br />

• What is the remodeler’s policy on smoking on the jobsite?<br />

• What is the remodeler’s policy on the use of profanity?<br />

If you are especially sensitive to this issue, you should let your<br />

remodeler know.<br />

• Will you allow workers to play music at a reasonable volume?<br />

Is there any type of music that you do not want played?<br />

Prevent Remodeling Fever<br />

The train-station atmosphere of a remodeling project can<br />

lead to remodeling fever. The main symptom of this temporary<br />

affliction is feeling a loss of control that results from disrupted<br />

routines and the impact on your personal space. The<br />

best way to prevent this fever is to prepare well, remember<br />

that “this too shall pass,” and focus on the progress being<br />

made. A few other suggestions from remodeling pros:<br />

Prepare for inconvenience. A remodeling project can turn<br />

your home and — on some days — your life upside down. A<br />

kitchen remodel will, of course, affect meal planning. But a<br />

little ingenuity and some culinary shortcuts can lessen the<br />

impact. Set up a temporary cooking quarters by moving the<br />

refrigerator, toaster oven, and microwave to another room.<br />

Arrange a dishwashing station in your laundry room. If the<br />

weather is warm, fire up the grill and dine alfresco.<br />

Designate a safe haven. Find at least one place in your<br />

home where you can escape from the chaos and commotion.<br />

Guard against dust. During a remodeling project, dust has<br />

the unfortunate tendency to appear everywhere from lampshades<br />

to plates stacked inside your kitchen cabinets. To keep<br />

out as much dust as possible:<br />

1. Seal off doorways and stairs<br />

2. Turn off central air or heat when workers are sanding and<br />

stock up on extra filters so that you can change them often<br />

3. Have deliveries made though a designated entrance<br />

4. Use doormats and temporary floor coverings where<br />

appropriate<br />

5. Remove anything that might get damaged by the dust or at<br />

least cover it with plastic drop cloths that are taped shut.<br />

Maintain a sense of humor.<br />

Remember that certain things<br />

are out of your control and it’s<br />

best to laugh rather than upset<br />

yourself about things like the<br />

weather or delayed delivery of<br />

materials.<br />

See the remodeling process<br />


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transform inconvenience into fun. Along the way, celebrate<br />

as different stages of the project are completed. T<br />

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Thinking About Home Remodeling?<br />

Start Here<br />

Article provided by National Association of Home Builders<br />

Sooner or later you may join the millions of people who<br />

remodel their homes each year. Perhaps it’s at that moment<br />

when you realize that avocado green and harvest<br />

gold are no longer the “in” colors for today’s trendy kitchens.<br />

Or maybe you have an epiphany one day as you stand<br />

in line to use your own bathroom. Whatever the impetus,<br />

the thought crosses your mind: Maybe it’s time to start a<br />

home remodel. The reasons for home remodeling are as<br />

varied as the projects we undertake.<br />

Some of these include:<br />

• Adding more space<br />

• Upgrading cabinets, counters, appliances and fixtures<br />

• Creating a floor plan that’s customized for your lifestyle<br />

• Improving energy efficiency with new windows, doors,<br />

insulation, and climate control systems<br />

• Increasing the resale value of your home<br />

Where to Begin<br />

The first step is to develop an idea of what you want to<br />

do with your home remodel. Write a prioritized list of<br />

your needs and wants. There are many sources to find<br />

design ideas for your home remodeling project. Look at<br />

magazines and websites and collect pictures of homes or<br />

remodeling projects you like. The more clearly you can<br />

envision the project and describe it on paper, the better<br />

prepared you’ll be in making your decision.<br />

Think about traffic patterns, furniture size and placement,<br />

colors, lighting and how you expect to use the<br />

remodeled space. If your decision to remodel involves<br />

creating better access for someone with limited mobility,<br />

you may want to consider contacting a Certified Aging-in-<br />

Place Specialist.<br />

You may want to improve home efficiency and hire a<br />

professional remodeler for green home remodeling. These<br />

projects include replacing windows and doors, upgrading<br />

heating and cooling systems, adding insulation, and other<br />

remodeling to make the home more energy-efficient,<br />

easier to maintain, and comfortable.<br />

Figure out how much money you have to spend on the<br />

home remodeling job, furnishings, landscaping or any<br />

other cost you might incur.<br />

Can you do it yourself?<br />

Once you have created your list of priorities, you’ll need to<br />

decide how to accomplish that vision. For the handyman<br />

or woman, a do-it-yourself project can be both rewarding<br />

and cost-effective. However, more than 30% of all jobs<br />

home remodelers perform come from failed DIY projects.<br />

Hiring a professional remodeler<br />

is the best way<br />

to ensure your project’s<br />

success. These remodelers<br />

are dedicated to<br />

maintaining the highest<br />

integrity and standards<br />

in the industry.<br />

If you decide to hire a<br />


with your local HBA<br />

professional remodelers<br />

professional, your next steps should include learning how<br />

to:<br />

• Choose which remodeler is right for you<br />

• Avoid contractor fraud<br />

• Prepare to live with your remodeling projec<br />

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40th Annual Cedar Rapids<br />

Home Show<br />

The Greater Cedar Rapids Housing &<br />

Building Association was present at<br />

our 40th Annual Cedar Rapids Home<br />

Show to distribute our <strong>2019</strong> Membership<br />

Directory to the community<br />

as part of our marketing campaign<br />

that we are the one-stop resource for<br />

consumers looking for local trusted<br />

building, home improvement and<br />

service professionals. The community<br />

can use the directory as a reliable and<br />

local resource throughout the year for<br />

all their housing & building needs.<br />

A Save the Date postcard with our<br />

Spring & Fall <strong>2019</strong> Parade of Homes<br />

and 2020 Home Show dates and a<br />

chance to win a $100 Visa gift card<br />

from BankIowa was also distributed<br />

to the community. All of our member<br />

booths accepted the completed stubs<br />

as well as had a Proud Member of<br />

the GCRHBA poster hanging. This is<br />

yet another way that we were able to<br />

promote our members and driving traffic<br />

to their booths at our community<br />

event!<br />

Mark your calendar for next<br />

year’s Cedar Rapids Home Show!<br />

February 21-23, 2020<br />

Founded in 1979, the Cedar Rapids Home Show is held annually in Cedar<br />

Rapids, Iowa. Visitors to the show can see the latest housing & building<br />

products and services displayed by exhibitors to assist them in building<br />

and remodeling their home and yard. The Cedar Rapids Home Show has<br />

thousands of ideas to help make your house a home!<br />

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Congratulations to<br />

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D&N Fence, Inc.<br />

Dupaco Credit Union<br />

E&J Geothermal<br />

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen<br />

& Lighting Gallery<br />

Forever Cabinets by Kendrick<br />

Glass Concepts<br />

Great Plains Blind Factory<br />

Greg’s Lawn & Landscaping<br />

H&H Home Builders<br />

Hometown Restyling, Inc.<br />

Hynek Landscaping<br />

Iowa Stone Supply<br />

Jim Sattler Construction<br />

King’s Material<br />

Kinzler Construction Services<br />

Kitchens By Design<br />

Leisure Zone<br />

McAleer Water Conditioning, Inc.<br />

Mid-America Basement Systems<br />

P Lang Construction<br />

Pella Windows & Doors<br />

Randy’s Flooring<br />

Sattler Homes<br />

Select Construction<br />

Splash Pool & Spa<br />

Suburban Lumber<br />

Thomas Dostal Developers, Inc.<br />

Ultra Lawn<br />

Window Depot of Eastern Iowa<br />

Window World<br />

Winkel Design Forum<br />

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Growing our Strength<br />

through Member Recruitment, Retention and Involvement<br />

Recruiting new members to your local association is<br />

an activity recognized and rewarded through the Spike<br />

Club. Those who participate are called Spikes, and they<br />

are among the most valued members of the association.<br />

Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts<br />

are the largest source of growth for the federation.<br />

Spikes bring grassroots growth and stability. These<br />

efforts lend to the development of the general membership<br />

and our leadership pipeline, keeping the face<br />

of the federation true to that of our industry and the<br />

scope of interests we represent.<br />

Spikes are the membership leaders of our federation,<br />

building the voice, power and influence on every level,<br />

in every state.<br />

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James Sattler 466.50<br />

Mike Farr 349.25<br />


Michael Flynn 271.25<br />

Mike Sattler 224.50<br />

Wayne Winn 210.00<br />

Randy Dostal 184.25<br />

Rob Hajek 175.00<br />

Tom Takes 171.00<br />

Doug Kohoutek 168.75<br />

Jim Buresh 158.75<br />


Mark Wood 126.00<br />

Drew Retz 119.75<br />

Tari Dailey 111.25<br />

Alvin Frey 103.75<br />


Joseph Ahmann 76.50<br />

Robert Meyer 74.50<br />

Jim McGrew 71.75<br />

Paul Brundell 71.00<br />


JR Blok 44.50<br />

Steve Erusha 44.00<br />

Joe Sattler 44.00<br />

Ron Valenta 34.00<br />


Todd Frazier 24.00<br />

Kyle Skogman 23.50<br />

Chad Pelley 22.50<br />

Bryan Thumma 21.50<br />

Benton Frey 14.00<br />

Brian Ophoff 12.50<br />

Ray Vasser 11.50<br />

Chris Mottinger 9.50<br />

Dustin Lee 7.50<br />

Dustin Kern 7.00<br />

Jeff Platten 6.00<br />

Todd Richardson 6.00<br />

SPIKE<br />


Six (6) credits needed to<br />

become a SPIKE MEMBER<br />

Bob Rathje 6.00<br />

Paul Scallon 5.50<br />

Mark Sillman 5.50<br />

Tom Kurtz 5.00<br />

Mark Ralston 5.00<br />

Chuck Rhode 5.00<br />

Pat Sauter 5.00<br />

Jeff Melcher 5.00<br />

Al Sattler 5.00<br />

Ben Dahl 4.50<br />

Jerry Sunderman 4.50<br />

Timothy Vaske 4.00<br />

Todd Wood 4.00<br />

Kirk Sadilek 3.50<br />

Chad Kelly 3.00<br />

TJ Heefner 2.50<br />

Brad Joens 2.50<br />

Terry Bjornsen 2.00<br />

Matt Burger 2.00<br />

Rex Hamilton 2.00<br />

Jennifer Hughes 2.00<br />

Dave Vanous 2.00<br />

Mark Bertelli 1.50<br />

Marc Daubitz 1.50<br />

Brian Hancock 1.50<br />

Mike Delaney 1.00<br />

Casey Johannes 1.00<br />

Hanna Kustes 1.00<br />

Mike Ludvicek 1.00<br />

Brad Nielson 1.00<br />

Kade Olson 1.00<br />

Justin Wright 1.00<br />

Zechariah Garman .50<br />

NEW<br />


Brian Becwar<br />

D & B Property Services<br />

Kathryn Brune<br />

Waterstone Mortgage<br />

Rick Corkin<br />

Corridor Kitchens, Inc.<br />

Brian and Lisa Gilliatt<br />

The Grill Works<br />

Charles Schmaltz<br />

C.S. Home Remodeling<br />

Nick and Ally Johnson<br />

Earthworks Concrete<br />

Rob Murray<br />

K&R Wholesale<br />

Ryan Webster<br />

R.W. Construction, Inc.<br />

Dan Wirtanen<br />

Wirtanen Concrete<br />

A new<br />

challenge<br />

begins!<br />

With a new year,<br />

comes a new<br />

challenge.<br />

Who will wear a<br />

crown in <strong>2019</strong>?<br />

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<strong>2019</strong> Home Show Reception<br />



to BANKIOWA and all our<br />

Supporting Sponsors:<br />

Budget Blinds of Eastern Iowa<br />

Delaney Concrete<br />

Glass Concepts<br />

Marvin Windows and Doors<br />

Plumb Supply Company<br />

Randy’s Flooring<br />

Suburban Lumber Company<br />

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MARCH 14 Shamrock Shenanigans, Hosted by KBD<br />

SAVE<br />

THE<br />

DATE<br />

APRIL 11 UICCU Cedar Rapids/Iowa City HBA Spring Mixer<br />

APRIL 27, 28 and MAY 2, 4, 5 Spring <strong>2019</strong> Parade of Homes<br />

MAY 23 Ferguson Wine & Beer Tasting<br />

JUNE 13 Iowa Stone Supply Mixer<br />

JULY 11 Remodelers Night Out<br />

AUGUST 8 Dupaco Community Credit Union Mixer<br />

AUGUST 23 Nail Drivers Open<br />

SEPTEMBER 12 Kinzler Construction Cedar Rapids/Iowa City HBA Fall Mixer<br />

SEPTEMBER 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 Fall <strong>2019</strong> Parade of Homes<br />

SEPTEMBER 25 Members Only Parade of Homes Breakfast and Tour<br />

OCTOBER 10 Trap Shoot & Barbeque Smoke Off (rain date October 17)<br />

OCTOBER 24 Suburban Lumber Oktoberfest<br />

NOVEMBER 14 Annual Awards Banquet<br />

DECEMBER 12 Budget Blinds of Eastern Iowa Mixer<br />

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Connect with Us<br />

President<br />

Board Member<br />

Board Member<br />

Rob Hajek<br />

Home Repair Team<br />

Office: 319.626.4663<br />

robh@homerepairteam.com<br />

JR Blok<br />

Blok Construction<br />

Office: 319.533.4394<br />

jrblok2@mchsi.com<br />

Drew Retz<br />

Jerry’s Homes, Inc.<br />

Office: 319.294.2290<br />

drewr@jerryshomes.com<br />

Vice-President<br />

Dustin Kern<br />

DK Land Services, Inc.<br />

Office: 319.654.6706<br />

dustin@dklandservices.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Randy Dostal<br />

Thomas Dostal Developers<br />

Office: 319.431.3881<br />

allamericanlc@hotmail.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Robert Riley<br />

Windows by Pella, Inc.<br />

Office: 319.363.5768<br />

robert.pellawindows@gmail.com<br />

Second Vice-President<br />

Jim Sattler<br />

Jim Sattler Custom Homes<br />

Office: 319.395.9157<br />

jsattler@sattlerinc.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Mike Flynn<br />

Flynn Homes, Inc.<br />

Office: 319.366.6826<br />

mike@flynnhomes.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Hunter Skogman<br />

Skogman Homes<br />

Office: 319.363.8285<br />

hskogman@skogman.com<br />

Treasurer<br />

Justin Zimmerman<br />

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP<br />

Office: 319.363.2697<br />

justin.zimmerman@claconnect.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Benton Frey<br />

Frey Homes, LLC<br />

Office: 319.640.2300<br />

benton@freyhomes.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Dean A. Spina<br />

Bradley & Riley PC<br />

Office: 319.861.8725<br />

dspina@bradleyriley.com<br />

Secretary<br />

Andrea Rhoades<br />

Corridor Business Journal<br />

Office: 319.665.6397<br />

Andrea@corridorbusiness.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Joe Greathouse<br />

Kirkwood Community College<br />

Office: 319.398.5411<br />

joe.greathouse@kirkwood.edu<br />

Board Member<br />

Ryan Sullivan<br />

Amerhart, Ltd.<br />

Office: 608.825.3322<br />

ryan.sullivan@amerhart.com<br />

Immediate Past President<br />

Mike Farr<br />

Cascade Manufacturing Co.<br />

Office: 563.852.3231<br />

mgfarr@cascade-mfg-co.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Jim McGrew<br />

Suburban Lumber Company<br />

Office: 319.362.3115<br />

jmcgrew@suburbanlumber.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Bryan Thumma<br />

Affordable Heating & Cooling<br />

Office: 319.462.3638<br />

bryan.thumma@affordable-hvac.com<br />

Remodelers Council First<br />

Vice-Chair<br />

Greg Steffen<br />

Advanced Custom Counters<br />

Office: 319.378.8677<br />

greg@acctops.com<br />

Board Member<br />

Amy Miller<br />

Hills Bank and Trust Company<br />

Office: 319.654.8007<br />

amy_miller@hillsbank.com<br />

Executive Officer<br />

Melissa Olson<br />

Greater Cedar Rapids Housing &<br />

Building Association<br />

Office: 319.395.0778<br />

eo@crhba.org<br />

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