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MARCH 2019

INSIDE

HOW TO CHOOSE A

HOME BUILDER

LIVING WITH YOUR

REMODELING PROJECT

THINKING ABOUT HOME

REMODELING


FEATURES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

10

6

HOW TO CHOOSE

A HOME BUILDER

LIVING

WITH YOUR

REMODELING

PROJECT

INSIDE

13

THINKING

ABOUT HOME

REMODELING?

5 BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY

IBS

8 BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY

BUILD MY FUTURE

16 THE SPIKE CLUB

17 NEW MEMBERS

20 GCRHBA BOARD

THRESHOLD IS A MONTHLY MAGAZINE PRESENTED BY

THE GREATER CEDAR RAPIDS HOUSING & BUILDING ASSOCIATION

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EXECUTIVE OFFICER'S MESSAGE

Executive Officer’s February Message

MELISSA

OLSON

The last weekend of February, we sponsored

our 40th Annual Cedar Rapids

Home Show at Hawkeye Downs. Despite

the cold weather, thousands of

visitors attended the show to see the

latest products and services displayed

by exhibitors to assist them in building

and improving their home and

yard. Thank you to our members that

participated in the show; as well as

those from our community that attended.

We were present at the Home Show to distribute

our 2019 Membership Directory to the community.

The GCRHBA is the one-stop resource for consumers

looking for LOCAL trusted building, home improvement

and service professionals, FREE referrals, reputable

members and peace of mind. The directory is a

comprehensive annual member directory our members

and community can use as a reliable and local

resource throughout the year for all their housing &

building needs. If you would like a directory, please

contact our office. A very special thank you to Lydia

Barger, Judith Cobb, James Hoth, Beth Lillis-Genkinger,

Mark Sillman, and Dean Spina for your assistance

helping with this task.

And congratulations to our winner, Jordyn Redman,

on winning a $100 Visa gift card from BankIowa.

Our next community event is right around the corner!

Our Spring 2019 Parade of Homes begins April

27 through May 5. Mark your calendars now as we

have some beautiful homes for you to tour!

On Friday night after the Home Show, we held the

BankIowa 2019 Home Show Reception. We had approximately

100 exhibitors stop over and join us for

pizza and beer. Thank you to BankIowa and our Supporting

Sponsors for making this event possible.

Our next members only networking event, Shamrock

Shenanigans, hosted by KBD, will be held on

March 14. KBD will be providing green beer, delicious

food and fun networking with other GCRHBA members.

Networking events are excellent opportunities

to grow your connections and potentially lead to new

business, so I hope to see everyone there!

Melissa Olson, Executive Officer

Greater Cedar Rapids Housing & Building Association

MEMBERSHIP VALUE

A strong voice in Washington, Des Moines and

in our local communities where you do business

to help you defeat excessive regulations, defend

affordable housing initiatives, and to protect your

business. We fight for our members and that

puts money and time back in your pocket! Our

advocacy efforts include educating policymakers

and the Administration, building successful

coalitions, and mobilizing our grassroots on a

range of issues.

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

President’s February Message

As Spring is hopefully fast approaching

with warmer temperatures, sun

light and a smile on our faces that we

do not have to shovel anymore snow

we will all begin our busy time of the

year. I’m sure no matter what your

business is the effects of this cold

ROB HAJEK and snowy last couple of months

have had an impact on your business

or at least on your body and mind. With one thing in

common it has given us a conversation topic.

If you attended either the IBS show in Vegas or

our own Home Show at Hawkeye Downs, I hope

they were advantageous to you. I wish you all success

and a supply of business that keeps you rolling

the rest of the year. Spring is coming and just around

the corner things will start to turn green.

Please look at our calendar of events for the year

and put them down on your schedule to get out

and attend. Our Spring Parade of Homes is fast approaching,

and we wish all of them well in completing

them and getting ready for all of us to get outside

and tour the homes.

I want to personally shout out to Mike Farr being

named the NAHB Associate of the Year and Bill

Polley Advocate for BUILD-PAC Award at IBS. What

a tremendous honor for all his hard work and dedication

that Mike has given this association and industry

over the years. In addition, Joe Greathouse,

Kirkwood Community College Instructor, was honored

as the Outstanding Educator of the Year at the

NAHB Student Chapter Awards Banquet and is willing

a Trustee Award at Kirkwood Community College.

Joe is a leader in the state and country with

skilled trades workforce development programs and

opportunities. Mike and Joe, we are thankful that

you represent Cedar Rapids and the State of Iowa

and very blessed to have your leadership.

Rob Hajek, President

Greater Cedar Rapids Housing &

Building Association

2019 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

LOOK INSIDE

FOR ALL YOUR

HOUSING

& BUILDING

NEEDS.

FREE REFERRALS

REPUTABLE MEMBERS

PEACE OF MIND

Membership Directory

The Greater Cedar Rapids Housing

& Building Association Membership

Directory is a comprehensive

annual member directory distributed

to all members and the community

at our annual events to use

throughout the year for all of their

housing & building needs.

The digital version will be available

next month.

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

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BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY

Kirkwood students

receive donation to

attend Construction

Management Competition

in Vegas

The Greater Cedar Rapids Housing & Building Association made a donation

to a group of Kirkwood Community College students that attended the

NAHB IBS Residential Construction Management Competition in Las Vegas,

Nevada February 18-20, 2019. The annual student competition is one of the

highlights of IBS.

The International Builders’ Show

(IBS) is organized by the National

Association of Home Builders

(NAHB) and is the largest annual

light construction building industry

tradeshow in the United

States. It is the only event of its

kind, focusing specifically on the

needs, concerns, and opportunities

that face builders.

The 2019 Builders’ Show will

bring together more than 1,500

top manufacturers and suppliers

from around the globe in 600,000

net square feet of exhibit space,

showcasing the latest and most

in-demand products and services.

IBS 2019 offers the most upto-date

and innovative education

the industry has to offer. It

features sessions in eight tracks,

taught by renowned building

industry experts from across the

country. With topics ranging from

sales and marketing to construction

and codes, there is literally

something for everyone.

The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in

the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management

project/proposal.

Proposals are submitted to a group of construction company executives who

serve as judges. During the convention, students defend their proposals to

the judges in front of an audience. The Kirkwood team did not receive the

ranking they had hoped for; however they did receive many compliments on

presentation and marketing as well as the rewards of learning to overcome

obstacles and work as a team.

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If you’re in the market for a new home, you should shop

for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home.

Whether you are buying a condo, a townhouse, a house

in a subdivision or a custom-built house, you want to

know that you are buying a good quality home from a

reputable builder. Here are some tips to help you choose

a builder.

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Make a List of Possible Builders

Once you have thought about the type

of house you want, you can create a list

of potential builders.

• Click here to contact your local

home builders’ association to obtain a

list of builders who construct homes in

your area.

• Look in the real estate section of

your local newspaper for builders and

projects. Looking through the ads and

reading the articles can help you to learn

which builders are active in your area, the

types of homes they are building and the

prices you can expect to pay. Make a list

of builders who build the type of home

you’re looking for in your price range.

• Local real estate agents may also be

able to help you in your search.

• Ask friends and relatives for recommendations.

Ask about builders they have

dealt with directly or ask them for names

of acquaintances who have recently had

a good experience with a builder.

Do Your Homework

When you have a list of potential builders,

it’s time to start asking lots of questions

– of both the potential builders and

the owners of their homes.

• Interview potential home builders to

get the answers to all the questions you

have.

• Then, visit a builder’s recently built

homes and subdivisions. Drive by on a

Saturday morning when home owners

may be outside doing chores or errands.

Introduce yourself and say you are considering

buying a home from the builder

who built their home. Talk to several

owners and try to get a random sample

of opinions. The more people you talk

with, the more accurate an impression of

a builder you are likely to get.

• Some questions to ask home owners

include: Are you happy with your home?

If you had any problems, were they fixed

promptly and properly? Would you buy

another home from this builder?

• Usually, people tell you if they are

pleased with their homes. And if they are

not, they’ll probably want to tell you why.

• At the very least, drive by and see if

the homes are visually appealing.

• When you talk to builders and home

owners, take along a notebook to record

the information you find and your personal

impressions about specific builders

and homes. Doing so will help you to

make comparisons later.

Shop for Quality and Value

Look at new homes whenever you can.

Home shows and open houses sponsored

by builders are good opportunities

to look at homes. Model homes and

houses displayed in home shows are often

furnished to give you ideas for using

the space. You may also ask a builder to

see unfurnished homes.

When examining a home, look at the

quality of the construction features. Inspect

the quality of the cabinetry, carpeting,

trimwork and paint. Ask the builder

or the builder’s representative a lot of

questions. Get as many specifics as possible.

If you receive the answers verbally

rather than in writing, take notes. Never

hesitate to ask a question. What seems

like an insignificant question might yield

an important answer. T

Article provided by National Association of Home Builders

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with your Local HBA

home builders

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BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY

Build My Future

Event is April 2

There are 140 students from nine schools signed up

so far for the first annual Build My Future Construction

Career Day & Industry Showcase being held April 2

at Jones Hall (6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW) on the Cedar

Rapids Kirkwood Community College campus. The

event is sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company,

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA’s Vocational Training

Council, The Cedar Rapids HBA and Kirkwood Community

College with a grant from the National Association

of Home Builders. Hosted by the ACE Sector

Board, the event gives 7th- and 8th-grade students an

opportunity to spend a day in the construction industry

through an interactive showcase. Hands-on learning

labs include construction-industry practices, such as

carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment, masonry, welding

and more. There also will be educational displays

and equipment operations. There’s still time for your

organization to be a part of this inaugural event. Contact

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How to Live with

Your Remodeling Project

Remodeling your home is uniquely different

from building a new one. With

remodeling, your home becomes the

worksite. You live side by side with the

project from start to finish. Once construction

begins, you’ll probably long

for simple pleasures like a dust-free

home or a fully functioning kitchen

or bath. But the end result will be well

worth these inconveniences. >

TIPS to help minimize

the stress involved with a

remodeling project.

– Open the Lines of

Communication

– Prepare for the Pre-Construction

Meeting

– Prevent Remodeling Fever

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Open the Lines of Communication

Consistent and open communication between you and your

remodeler will enhance your understanding of the project,

provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, and ultimately

help to make the experience a positive one for everyone involved.

To facilitate this process, you need to:

• Determine who you and your remodeler should contact

for daily decisions or an after-hours emergency. For example,

your contact may be the lead carpenter for the job, while the

remodeler’s contact could be your spouse.

• Designate a backup for each contact person to assure

continuity in anyone’s absence.

• Create a place in your house where the contact persons

can leave messages for each other (a securely anchored notebook

is a good idea since it is less likely to disappear).

• Speak up. If you are uncertain about any aspect of the

project, be sure to let the contact person know.

Prepare for the

Pre-Construction Meeting

One way to ensure the success of your project is to plan for

and actively participate in a pre-construction meeting. This

allows your remodeler to clarify procedures and explain how

the job will progress. It also offers both you and your remodeler

an opportunity to prepare for those issues that may

arise later. You should think of this meeting as a forum for

all participants to define their expectations and agree on the

anticipated outcome.

Some of the issues you may wish to cover at this meeting

include:

• Will you allow your remodeler to place a company sign

on your property? Remember that in addition to being a

marketing tool, signs help contractors and suppliers locate

your home.

• What areas of your home will be off limits to workers?

• Does your house have an alarm system? Will workers

need a key or will someone always be there?

• How will you ensure that your children and pets stay out

of the work space?

• How will trash removal be handled? Where will the remodeler

locate the dumpster on your property?

• Does the remodeler anticipate any interruptions of

utilities during the project? If so, when and for how long?

At certain stages of construction, the project may affect basic

household necessities like water and electricity. Will you need

to vacate the house at any time?

• What are your expectations regarding clean up? Will

sweeping be sufficient for a daily cleaning, or will you need a

more thorough cleaning in order to use the space?

• You should also use the pre-construction meeting to

establish guidelines for the remodeling crew working on

the project.

• What times will workers begin and end work at your

home? Be sure to consider the neighbors as well as household

members.

• Where can workers park near the jobsite?

• Will you allow workers to use your phone for local business

calls?

• Will bathroom facilities in your home be available to

workers?

• What is the remodeler’s policy on smoking on the jobsite?

• What is the remodeler’s policy on the use of profanity?

If you are especially sensitive to this issue, you should let your

remodeler know.

• Will you allow workers to play music at a reasonable volume?

Is there any type of music that you do not want played?

Prevent Remodeling Fever

The train-station atmosphere of a remodeling project can

lead to remodeling fever. The main symptom of this temporary

affliction is feeling a loss of control that results from disrupted

routines and the impact on your personal space. The

best way to prevent this fever is to prepare well, remember

that “this too shall pass,” and focus on the progress being

made. A few other suggestions from remodeling pros:

Prepare for inconvenience. A remodeling project can turn

your home and — on some days — your life upside down. A

kitchen remodel will, of course, affect meal planning. But a

little ingenuity and some culinary shortcuts can lessen the

impact. Set up a temporary cooking quarters by moving the

refrigerator, toaster oven, and microwave to another room.

Arrange a dishwashing station in your laundry room. If the

weather is warm, fire up the grill and dine alfresco.

Designate a safe haven. Find at least one place in your

home where you can escape from the chaos and commotion.

Guard against dust. During a remodeling project, dust has

the unfortunate tendency to appear everywhere from lampshades

to plates stacked inside your kitchen cabinets. To keep

out as much dust as possible:

1. Seal off doorways and stairs

2. Turn off central air or heat when workers are sanding and

stock up on extra filters so that you can change them often

3. Have deliveries made though a designated entrance

4. Use doormats and temporary floor coverings where

appropriate

5. Remove anything that might get damaged by the dust or at

least cover it with plastic drop cloths that are taped shut.

Maintain a sense of humor.

Remember that certain things

are out of your control and it’s

best to laugh rather than upset

yourself about things like the

weather or delayed delivery of

materials.

See the remodeling process

CONNECT

with your local HBA

professional remodelers

as an adventure. Tell the kids that you are “camping in” and

transform inconvenience into fun. Along the way, celebrate

as different stages of the project are completed. T

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Thinking About Home Remodeling?

Start Here

Article provided by National Association of Home Builders

Sooner or later you may join the millions of people who

remodel their homes each year. Perhaps it’s at that moment

when you realize that avocado green and harvest

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

Or maybe you have an epiphany one day as you stand

in line to use your own bathroom. Whatever the impetus,

the thought crosses your mind: Maybe it’s time to start a

home remodel. The reasons for home remodeling are as

varied as the projects we undertake.

Some of these include:

• Adding more space

• Upgrading cabinets, counters, appliances and fixtures

• Creating a floor plan that’s customized for your lifestyle

• Improving energy efficiency with new windows, doors,

insulation, and climate control systems

• Increasing the resale value of your home

Where to Begin

The first step is to develop an idea of what you want to

do with your home remodel. Write a prioritized list of

your needs and wants. There are many sources to find

design ideas for your home remodeling project. Look at

magazines and websites and collect pictures of homes or

remodeling projects you like. The more clearly you can

envision the project and describe it on paper, the better

prepared you’ll be in making your decision.

Think about traffic patterns, furniture size and placement,

colors, lighting and how you expect to use the

remodeled space. If your decision to remodel involves

creating better access for someone with limited mobility,

you may want to consider contacting a Certified Aging-in-

Place Specialist.

You may want to improve home efficiency and hire a

professional remodeler for green home remodeling. These

projects include replacing windows and doors, upgrading

heating and cooling systems, adding insulation, and other

remodeling to make the home more energy-efficient,

easier to maintain, and comfortable.

Figure out how much money you have to spend on the

home remodeling job, furnishings, landscaping or any

other cost you might incur.

Can you do it yourself?

Once you have created your list of priorities, you’ll need to

decide how to accomplish that vision. For the handyman

or woman, a do-it-yourself project can be both rewarding

and cost-effective. However, more than 30% of all jobs

home remodelers perform come from failed DIY projects.

Hiring a professional remodeler

is the best way

to ensure your project’s

success. These remodelers

are dedicated to

maintaining the highest

integrity and standards

in the industry.

If you decide to hire a

CONNECT

with your local HBA

professional remodelers

professional, your next steps should include learning how

to:

• Choose which remodeler is right for you

• Avoid contractor fraud

• Prepare to live with your remodeling projec

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MEMBERS

ONLY

155 Collins Road NE

Shamrock

Shenanigans

March 14 | 5 to 7 p.m.

Join us for green beer, food and networking

with other GRCHBA members

Online reservations required by March 12

at crhba.org

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40th Annual Cedar Rapids

Home Show

The Greater Cedar Rapids Housing &

Building Association was present at

our 40th Annual Cedar Rapids Home

Show to distribute our 2019 Membership

Directory to the community

as part of our marketing campaign

that we are the one-stop resource for

consumers looking for local trusted

building, home improvement and

service professionals. The community

can use the directory as a reliable and

local resource throughout the year for

all their housing & building needs.

A Save the Date postcard with our

Spring & Fall 2019 Parade of Homes

and 2020 Home Show dates and a

chance to win a $100 Visa gift card

from BankIowa was also distributed

to the community. All of our member

booths accepted the completed stubs

as well as had a Proud Member of

the GCRHBA poster hanging. This is

yet another way that we were able to

promote our members and driving traffic

to their booths at our community

event!

Mark your calendar for next

year’s Cedar Rapids Home Show!

February 21-23, 2020

Founded in 1979, the Cedar Rapids Home Show is held annually in Cedar

Rapids, Iowa. Visitors to the show can see the latest housing & building

products and services displayed by exhibitors to assist them in building

and remodeling their home and yard. The Cedar Rapids Home Show has

thousands of ideas to help make your house a home!

Thank you to

BANKIOWA

for the $100 VISA

Gift Card

Congratulations to

Jordyn Redmond, who won!

THANK YOU MEMBER EXHIBITORS!

Allied Glass

Audio Experts

Bank Iowa

Beam Team/ATech, Inc

Budget Blinds of Eastern Iowa

Colony Heating & Air Conditioning

Country Landscapes, Inc.

Culligan

Dan’s Overhead Doors & More

DeLaney Concrete Construction

D&N Fence, Inc.

Dupaco Credit Union

E&J Geothermal

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen

& Lighting Gallery

Forever Cabinets by Kendrick

Glass Concepts

Great Plains Blind Factory

Greg’s Lawn & Landscaping

H&H Home Builders

Hometown Restyling, Inc.

Hynek Landscaping

Iowa Stone Supply

Jim Sattler Construction

King’s Material

Kinzler Construction Services

Kitchens By Design

Leisure Zone

McAleer Water Conditioning, Inc.

Mid-America Basement Systems

P Lang Construction

Pella Windows & Doors

Randy’s Flooring

Sattler Homes

Select Construction

Splash Pool & Spa

Suburban Lumber

Thomas Dostal Developers, Inc.

Ultra Lawn

Window Depot of Eastern Iowa

Window World

Winkel Design Forum

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THE SPIKE CLUB

Growing our Strength

through Member Recruitment, Retention and Involvement

Recruiting new members to your local association is

an activity recognized and rewarded through the Spike

Club. Those who participate are called Spikes, and they

are among the most valued members of the association.

Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts

are the largest source of growth for the federation.

Spikes bring grassroots growth and stability. These

efforts lend to the development of the general membership

and our leadership pipeline, keeping the face

of the federation true to that of our industry and the

scope of interests we represent.

Spikes are the membership leaders of our federation,

building the voice, power and influence on every level,

in every state.

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SPIKE MEMBERS

SUPER SPIKE

James Sattler 466.50

Mike Farr 349.25

ROYAL SPIKE

Michael Flynn 271.25

Mike Sattler 224.50

Wayne Winn 210.00

Randy Dostal 184.25

Rob Hajek 175.00

Tom Takes 171.00

Doug Kohoutek 168.75

Jim Buresh 158.75

RED SPIKE

Mark Wood 126.00

Drew Retz 119.75

Tari Dailey 111.25

Alvin Frey 103.75

GREEN SPIKE

Joseph Ahmann 76.50

Robert Meyer 74.50

Jim McGrew 71.75

Paul Brundell 71.00

YELLOW SPIKE

JR Blok 44.50

Steve Erusha 44.00

Joe Sattler 44.00

Ron Valenta 34.00

BLUE SPIKE

Todd Frazier 24.00

Kyle Skogman 23.50

Chad Pelley 22.50

Bryan Thumma 21.50

Benton Frey 14.00

Brian Ophoff 12.50

Ray Vasser 11.50

Chris Mottinger 9.50

Dustin Lee 7.50

Dustin Kern 7.00

Jeff Platten 6.00

Todd Richardson 6.00

SPIKE

CANDIDATES

Six (6) credits needed to

become a SPIKE MEMBER

Bob Rathje 6.00

Paul Scallon 5.50

Mark Sillman 5.50

Tom Kurtz 5.00

Mark Ralston 5.00

Chuck Rhode 5.00

Pat Sauter 5.00

Jeff Melcher 5.00

Al Sattler 5.00

Ben Dahl 4.50

Jerry Sunderman 4.50

Timothy Vaske 4.00

Todd Wood 4.00

Kirk Sadilek 3.50

Chad Kelly 3.00

TJ Heefner 2.50

Brad Joens 2.50

Terry Bjornsen 2.00

Matt Burger 2.00

Rex Hamilton 2.00

Jennifer Hughes 2.00

Dave Vanous 2.00

Mark Bertelli 1.50

Marc Daubitz 1.50

Brian Hancock 1.50

Mike Delaney 1.00

Casey Johannes 1.00

Hanna Kustes 1.00

Mike Ludvicek 1.00

Brad Nielson 1.00

Kade Olson 1.00

Justin Wright 1.00

Zechariah Garman .50

NEW

MEMBERS

Brian Becwar

D & B Property Services

Kathryn Brune

Waterstone Mortgage

Rick Corkin

Corridor Kitchens, Inc.

Brian and Lisa Gilliatt

The Grill Works

Charles Schmaltz

C.S. Home Remodeling

Nick and Ally Johnson

Earthworks Concrete

Rob Murray

K&R Wholesale

Ryan Webster

R.W. Construction, Inc.

Dan Wirtanen

Wirtanen Concrete

A new

challenge

begins!

With a new year,

comes a new

challenge.

Who will wear a

crown in 2019?

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2019 Home Show Reception

A SPECIAL

THANK YOU

to BANKIOWA and all our

Supporting Sponsors:

Budget Blinds of Eastern Iowa

Delaney Concrete

Glass Concepts

Marvin Windows and Doors

Plumb Supply Company

Randy’s Flooring

Suburban Lumber Company

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MARCH 14 Shamrock Shenanigans, Hosted by KBD

SAVE

THE

DATE

APRIL 11 UICCU Cedar Rapids/Iowa City HBA Spring Mixer

APRIL 27, 28 and MAY 2, 4, 5 Spring 2019 Parade of Homes

MAY 23 Ferguson Wine & Beer Tasting

JUNE 13 Iowa Stone Supply Mixer

JULY 11 Remodelers Night Out

AUGUST 8 Dupaco Community Credit Union Mixer

AUGUST 23 Nail Drivers Open

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

SEPTEMBER 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 Fall 2019 Parade of Homes

SEPTEMBER 25 Members Only Parade of Homes Breakfast and Tour

OCTOBER 10 Trap Shoot & Barbeque Smoke Off (rain date October 17)

OCTOBER 24 Suburban Lumber Oktoberfest

NOVEMBER 14 Annual Awards Banquet

DECEMBER 12 Budget Blinds of Eastern Iowa Mixer

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Connect with Us

President

Board Member

Board Member

Rob Hajek

Home Repair Team

Office: 319.626.4663

robh@homerepairteam.com

JR Blok

Blok Construction

Office: 319.533.4394

jrblok2@mchsi.com

Drew Retz

Jerry’s Homes, Inc.

Office: 319.294.2290

drewr@jerryshomes.com

Vice-President

Dustin Kern

DK Land Services, Inc.

Office: 319.654.6706

dustin@dklandservices.com

Board Member

Randy Dostal

Thomas Dostal Developers

Office: 319.431.3881

allamericanlc@hotmail.com

Board Member

Robert Riley

Windows by Pella, Inc.

Office: 319.363.5768

robert.pellawindows@gmail.com

Second Vice-President

Jim Sattler

Jim Sattler Custom Homes

Office: 319.395.9157

jsattler@sattlerinc.com

Board Member

Mike Flynn

Flynn Homes, Inc.

Office: 319.366.6826

mike@flynnhomes.com

Board Member

Hunter Skogman

Skogman Homes

Office: 319.363.8285

hskogman@skogman.com

Treasurer

Justin Zimmerman

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Office: 319.363.2697

justin.zimmerman@claconnect.com

Board Member

Benton Frey

Frey Homes, LLC

Office: 319.640.2300

benton@freyhomes.com

Board Member

Dean A. Spina

Bradley & Riley PC

Office: 319.861.8725

dspina@bradleyriley.com

Secretary

Andrea Rhoades

Corridor Business Journal

Office: 319.665.6397

Andrea@corridorbusiness.com

Board Member

Joe Greathouse

Kirkwood Community College

Office: 319.398.5411

joe.greathouse@kirkwood.edu

Board Member

Ryan Sullivan

Amerhart, Ltd.

Office: 608.825.3322

ryan.sullivan@amerhart.com

Immediate Past President

Mike Farr

Cascade Manufacturing Co.

Office: 563.852.3231

mgfarr@cascade-mfg-co.com

Board Member

Jim McGrew

Suburban Lumber Company

Office: 319.362.3115

jmcgrew@suburbanlumber.com

Board Member

Bryan Thumma

Affordable Heating & Cooling

Office: 319.462.3638

bryan.thumma@affordable-hvac.com

Remodelers Council First

Vice-Chair

Greg Steffen

Advanced Custom Counters

Office: 319.378.8677

greg@acctops.com

Board Member

Amy Miller

Hills Bank and Trust Company

Office: 319.654.8007

amy_miller@hillsbank.com

Executive Officer

Melissa Olson

Greater Cedar Rapids Housing &

Building Association

Office: 319.395.0778

eo@crhba.org

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