Weekly Update: November 14, 2013

Membership Campaign Nets 38 New Members!

Congratulations to our rock star membership recruiters who worked hard during our Membership Campaign. The following individuals brought in 38 new members!

hba-thankyou 6 – Steve Archer – (DM)

 

4 – Creighton Cox (DM)

 

3 – Randy Rempel (IC)

3 – Amy Pretorius (IC)

3 – Brad Gannon (DM)

 

2 – Julie Awkerman (QC)

2 – Stacy Woodward (Ames)

2 – Rich Callahan (SC)

 

1 – Holly Badtram (QC)

1 – Kim Beisser (DM)

1 – George Mirras (DM)

1 – Tom Gratias (DM)

1 – Colin King (DM)

1 – James VonGillern (DM)

1 – Zachary Fleming (DM)

1 – Matt Thompson (DM)

1 – Jim Wolcott (SC)

1 – Kevin Knudson (SC)

1 – Kyle Kelly (SC)

1 – Todd Hagaman (SC)

1 – Earl Miller (SC)

New HBAI Net Forum

We just put together what should be a fantastic tool for you to use – a forum/bulletin board.  They have been around for quite awhile, but how would you like to:

  • Find a solution to a problem that you’re encountering?
  • Sell a piece of equipment that you no longer need?
  • Request some temporary help/labor/subcontracting?

Those  are a few easy ideas and we’d like to keep it unencumbered by lots of rules, so use some common sense.  This is Jay Iverson writing this and I can tell you that personally I use forums nearly everyday.  I have to admit that I’m a bad lurker too, rarely offering anything by posting items myself – I need to change that because contributions are what really makes it all work.  I can tell you that I’ve been following the whitetail rut in Iowa, searched reviews on a piece of equipment that I’m going to purchase, figured out why my new oxygen sensors were not registering on my Silverado’s computer – that’s just in the past few weeks.  It’s amazing what you can find and I think that it could really take off for us.  It’s been a long time since I’ve moderated a listserve before, but let’s get it going.  Go to:  http://hbainet.com/ and register.  The first member to register and post something will win a $25 Scheels gift card.

HBAI Hawkeye Tailgating November 23

November 23 is your last shot at this year’s season for tailgating with your fellow HBA members.  Our  package includes full-service catering, 2.5 hours of musical entertainment, and tailgate space with tables and chairs.  Hawkeye Village is a private, ticketed area that must be purchased in advance of game day.  If you already have game tickets, Hawkeye Village tickets are just $35 each.  Call Bravo Sports at 319-626-8286 to order this option or for any questions and click here to order tickets.

Rob Hajek’s New Hat

hrt-hat

Outgoing 2013 HBAI President Rob Hajek was presented with a new carbon fiber hard hat at the Fall Board of Director’s Meeting in Cedar Rapids last night. 

A big Iowa Hawkeye fan, the hat featured his HRT (Home Repair Team) logo, the HBAI logo, and Hayden Fry’s original concept – “America Needs Remodelers” logo.  This was all applied over a distressed wood motif base.  It was custom made by River Rat Airbrushing in Ankeny.  Pretty cool.

 

 

 

Quarter 3 HBAI Member Rebates Due November 20

Don’t forget to turn in your member rebate forms by November 20.  It’s such a simple process and your dues can be paid for with just a few minutes worth of work.  If you buy product from Delta, Carrier, Bryant, Heatilator, Boise Cascade, Bilco, Dirt Devil, Climate Master, Glidden or dozens of other companies then you can get money back as a result of your membership.  Here is the complete packet of information –

Membership Campaign Nets 38 New Members!

Congratulations to our rock star membership recruiters who worked hard during our Membership Campaign.  The following individuals brought in 38 new members!

 

6 – Steve Archer – (DM)

 

4 – Creighton Cox (DM)

 

3 – Randy Rempel (IC)

3 – Amy Pretorius (IC)

3 – Brad Gannon (DM)

 

2 – Julie Awkerman (QC)

2 – Stacy Woodward (Ames)

2 – Rich Callahan (SC)          

 

1 – Holly Badtram (QC)

1 – Kim Beisser (DM)

1 – George Mirras (DM)

1 – Tom Gratias (DM)

1 – Colin King (DM)

1 – James VonGillern (DM)

1 – Zachary Fleming (DM)

1 – Matt Thompson (DM)

1 – Jim Wolcott (SC)               

1 – Kevin Knudson (SC)          

1 – Kyle Kelly (SC)

1 – Todd Hagaman (SC)

1 – Earl Miller (SC)

Weekly Update: November 7, 2013

Sprinkler Systems in Dubuque?

HBAI Executive Director Jay Iverson and four HBAI presidents –  Mike Farr (2002), Tari Dailey (2011), Glenn Siders (2012), and Drew Retz (2014) attended the membership meeting of the independent Dubuque Homebuilders and Associates meeting Tuesday night.  The Dubuque fire marshall was present to talk about residential sprinkler systems. 

hbaiowa-builders-legislative

The Dubuque Homebuilders group has a very cohesive and loyal membership.  Over 70 members gathered for this particular monthly membership meeting.  Only a handful of them are members of HBAI and NAHB – so if you do business with any of them please encourage the non-believers to bring their talents to our table as well as their local group.  It only makes sense.

 

2002 HBAI President Mike Farr (Cascade Manufacturing) visits with Dubuque Fire Chief Dan Brown.  Standing in the background is Dubuque Fire Marshal Mark Ludescher who gave an excellent talk on the benefits of sprinkler systems.  When all was said and done, both leaders do not see mandated sprinkler systems in the foreseeable future.

 

Office Furniture and Goodies for Sale

As we work on moving into our new office location, we have a number of items for sale.  We would rather they go to our members if needed and after that opportunity we’ll put them on Craigslist.  Photos will be available shortly, but for the purpose of this article we have:

A complete oak office set which includes a pair of four drawer file cabinets, a hutch with a desk and plenty of storage, and two sofa tables that match.  It’s pretty nice, we paid $1,500 for it back in the day.  We also have a couple of nice sofa tables, wall hangings, three black metal file cabinets, two yellow lateral file cabinets, and a bunch of other desks and file cabinets which will be more towards the free level.  Email Jay Iverson if any of that sounds of interest at this time.

Quarter 3 HBAI Member Rebates Due November 20

Don’t forget to turn in your member rebate forms by November 20.  It’s such a simple process and your dues can be paid for with just a few minutes worth of work.  If you buy product from Delta, Carrier, Bryant, Heatilator, Boise Cascade, Bilco, Dirt Devil, Climate Master, Glidden or dozens of other companies then you can get money back as a result of your membership.  Here is the complete packet of information – click here

Golden Nugget Iowa Code for International Builders Show

We have the details for the Iowa room block – call 800-634-3454 and tell them you are with the HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF IOWA group code: GSSHBAI