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Weekly Update: May 18, 2017

Mike Rowe Coming to Help Us with Building Trades
Yesterday, your HBAI Executive Committee approved a deposit ($90k) to help bring Mike Rowe to Central Iowa on September 28.  Stay tuned in for this awesome opportunity – we’re going to need your help attending or convincing your local school superintendents that we need to have every counselor and anyone involved in guiding students into our industry to attend.  More details soon!
HBAI Educational Corporation Scholarships – $14k Awarded!
We are excited to report that the following students were awarded scholarships from our HBAI Educational Corporation.  The fund is designed to help students entering the building trades.  As you plan your estate giving – legacy gifts are a great way to help with this endeavor.  Email HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson if you’d like to discuss how to make that happen.  Congratulations to the following:
 
$1,000 David Ealy Scholarship
Alec Brundell (Marion) – Hawkeye Community College
 
$1,000 Ken Selzer Scholarship
Kevin Buell (Iowa City) – Iowa State University
 
$1,000 Jeff Tegeler Scholarship
Tanner Iverson (Ankeny) – Des Moines Area Community College
 
$1,000 Charlie Wasker Scholarship
Drew Madden (Waukee) – University of Iowa
 
$1,000 Doug Mayo Scholarship
Michael Madden (Van Meter) – UNI
 
$1,000 John Small Scholarship
Michael Salazar (Alta) – NW Missouri State University
 
$1,000 Bob Friendrich …
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Weekly Update: May 11, 2017

We finally coordinated schedules after talking about it for the past four years – most of the local HBA executive officers got together for a mini retreat last week at the Riverside Casino. It was an excellent opportunity to get to know one another a little better and coordinate efforts. From left to right: Julie Huffer (Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Association); Stacy Woodward (Ames HBA); Bob Manning (Cedar Valley HBA); Dan Knoup (HBA of Greater Des Moines); Karyl Bohnsack (Greater Iowa City HBA); and Jay Iverson (HBA of Iowa). Also participating was Melissa Olson (Greater Cedar Rapids Housing & Building Association).
Governor Signs Bills Impacting Residential Construction
We’ve discussed these bills multiple times in this newsletter, but there is still much confusion within our membership. Here is an excellent synopsis by Jodie McDougal, Attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm from May 4, 2017:
Two bills were recently passed by the Iowa Legislature and signed into law by Governor Terry Branstad. Senate File 413 deals with the statute of repose for construction projects and House File 586 expands the contractors required to file a “Commencement of Work” notice in order to maintain their lien rights on residential construction projects. Both will …
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