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Revised NCC Inspection Phone Requests – As of Monday June 3rd

We just received the following email from New Castle County.  We do not know how or when they previously handled phone building permit inspection requests but to me the text implies change:

Howard,  the Inspections phone lines will be open from 8 am to 11 am, Monday through Friday, starting June 3, 2013.  Inspection Scheduling is available 24 hours a day through our on-line scheduling system which we encourage.  Most customers have an account to schedule Inspections on-line, however,  If there are folks that need to set up an account, the link is below. 

 http://www2.nccde.org/landuse/documents/OnlineServicesDocuments/Online%20Permit%20Account%20Application%20Form.pdf

Mike Bridges Named Sales Manager for America’s Cuisine-Philadelphia

Contact: Jordan Stevenson

Newtown Square, PA  – Today Media, Inc. has promoted Mike Bridges, to Sales Manager of America’s Cuisine-Philadelphia. The announcement was made today by JB Braun, publisher of both America’s Cuisine-Philadelphia and Main Line Today magazine.

Bridges joined Today Media as an Account Executive in 2010. In addition to his previous role, he will take on new responsibilities with America’s Cuisine-Philadelphia.

Bridges has two decades of media and advertising sales experience including, Red Zebra Broadcasting/Washington Redskins Radio, WPRI-WNAC TV, and WLNE-TV in Providence, RI and Metro Networks, a Westwood One Company. He has also served in marketing and communications positions at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI and the Richmond, VA and Boston, MA chapters of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

“Mike brings experience, energy and enthusiasm to his new role with Today Media,” said Braun. “His success with Today Media is a product of forming and maintaining great relationships in our marketplace over the past two and a half years at Main Line Today, and I look forward to working with him on the foremost dining resource in the region, America’s Cuisine-Philadelphia.”

Contact: Jordan Stevenson

jstevenson@todaymediainc.com

302-504-1322

HBADE Looking for More Read Aloud Volunteers

HBADE has selected Read Aloud Delaware as our Volunteer Program.  The Associates Council spearheaded this community service initiative and the Board of Directors recently voted to approve it.

In an effort to “pay it forward”, HBADE would like to ask members, staff of members, spouses, or anyone with an interest to volunteer to read to children in their school for about an hour a week beginning with the school year this Fall.

readaloud

Visit readalouddelaware.org and complete an application, then you will need to be fingerprinted and background check.  Walk in any time in Dover, an appointment is needed in New Castle & Sussex Counties.  Then a training class will be set up in August, so we will be ready to roll in September.  This is a very simple process.

Helping a child become a better reader is so rewarding, and allowing a child to read to an adult is a wonderful way to work on those reading skills.

Please consider offering a small amount of your time, it will make such a difference!

Becker Morgan Group Announces New Employee

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Mark C. Parker, P.E. joins the firm as an Associate in the Dover, DE office. The addition of Parker allows the firm to further enhance services for a growing client base in Northern Delaware & Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and has worked in New Castle County for over 15 years with vast experience leading development projects through the regulatory and approval process. As a former Principal of a regional engineering firm, he was responsible for managing all facets of civil and site engineering for projects, including highway design and traffic engineering, stormwater management, and erosion and sediment control. Parker’s project experience with Becker Morgan Group includes SPCA Commercial Development in New Castle, DE; AI DuPont High School Expansion in Wilmington, DE; Red Clay New Elementary School in Wilmington, DE; and Delmarva Broadcasting in Wilmington, DE.

Celebrating 30 Years, Becker Morgan Group provides Architecture & Engineering services. The firm has offices in Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.beckermorgan.com.

HBADE Announces Read Aloud Volunteer Program

HBADE has selected Read Aloud Delaware as our Volunteer Program.  The Associates Council suggested this and the Board of Directors voted to approve last week.

In an effort to “pay it forward”, HBADE would like to ask members, staff of members, spouses, or anyone with an interest to volunteer to read to children in their school for about an hour a week beginning with the school year this Fall.

readaloud

Visit readalouddelaware.org and complete an application, then you will need to be fingerprinted and background check.  Walk in any time in Dover, appt needed in NC & Sussex.  Then a training class will be set up in August, so we will be ready to roll in September.  This is a very simple process.

Helping a child become a better reader is so rewarding, and allowing a child to read to an adult is a wonderful way to work on those reading skills.

Please consider offering a small amount of your time, it will make such a difference!

Karins and Associates Celebrates Milestone

(Newark, DE – May 16, 2013)  Karins and Associates, a full service consulting firm that provides civil engineering, planning and surveying services in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, is celebrating 40 years in business.  Founded in 1973 by Mr. Uldis Karins, then a County Engineer for New Castle County, Karins and Associates has offices in Newark, DE and Seaford, DE.

With a certified staff of professional engineers, professional land surveyors, survey crews and designers, Karins and Associates offer a full service engineering solution for any project.  The firm specializes in land development infrastructure engineering, surveying, public works improvement projects, construction services, water resources engineering, feasibility studies/land planning and conceptual development plans, transportation and traffic engineering studies.

According to Dev Sitaram, PE, President of Karins and Associates, “We are among a small group of professional services firms that were founded in 1973 that are still thriving in 2013.  There have been a lot of changes to the engineering profession over the years and we have been able to adapt to the changing times and market conditions.  We owe our gratitude and thanks to our loyal clients, our exceptional staff, and our network of supporters and friends that have sustained us for these 40 years.”

The firm has been involved in landmark construction projects including large residential communities such as Limestone Hills, Brennan Estates, Frog Hollow Golf Course and Residential Community, and the Master Planned community of the Village of Bayberry, as well as commercial centers such as, Concord Plaza, Center Pointe Plaza, Limestone Shopping Center, and Camden Town Center to name a few.  The firm has also provided survey support services for many large public projects such as DelDOT’s I95/SR1 Interchange, Churchman’s Crossing and U.S. Route 301.

The current management team include Dev Sitaram, PE, John Johnson, PLS, Tim Anderson, PE, Ken Reynolds, PLS and Jim Curran, PE.

For more information, contact Dev Sitaram, PE, at (302) 369-2900 or visit www.karinsengineering.com

HBADE Office Closed Memorial Day

Just like many of you, our office will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.  As we all enjoy the beginning of the summer season, take time to erect and proudly fly your American flag in rembrance of those who have died in our nation’s service.

Mindful of remembrance, enjoy your holiday and our office will reopen Tuesday May 28th at 8am sharp.

21st Annual Regal Awards

2013 Regal cover

We had a great time May 17th, as over 130 guests enjoyed cocktails, entertainment, casino “gambling” and of course announcement of our latest Regal Award winners.  As you know, the Regal Awards allow our members to show off their accomplishments as we salute the best and brightest for sales and marketing awards.

Lest we forget, we need to thank our Sales and Marketing Council Committee which once again spearheaded this momentous event:

  • Mark Succarotte, REMN Mortgage
  • Guy Waites, LC Homes
  • Jocelyn Succarotte, LC Homes
  • Jon Long, LC Homes
  • Manon Neal, Benchmark Builders
  • Laura Jury, The News Journal
  • Liz Page Kramer, ReMax Associates
  • Tonda Parks, Delaware State News
  • Brian O’Rourke, The Real Estate Book

Special thanks to our generous sponsors –

  • Artisans Bank
  • Bath, Kitchen & Tile
  • Benchmark Builders
  • Citizens Bank
  • J. S. Hovnanian and Sons
  • LC Homes
  • Leon Weiner & Associates
  • Noble’s Pond/Regal Builders
  • REMN
  • Schell Brothers
  • Shone Lumber
  • Wells Fargo Mortgage Co.

And now, follow this link to our list of Regal Award Winners:

http://www.hbade.org/general/21st-annual-regal-award-winners-and-photos/

And click here for a photo gallery of the evening:

www.regal.karlfoto.com

HBADE Butch Alfieri Associate of the Year May Nomination

Last Thursday our Board of Directors met, and nominated for consideration of Associate of the Year 2013 is Jim McCulley.

Jim, a Professional Wetlands Scientist, and principal of Watershed Eco, LLC, serves HBADE as head of our Associates Council, is the Associate Vice President of HBADE, and an all around knowledgeable guy of environmental sciences.

Jim was also recently appointed to the NAHB Land Use Policy Subcommittee, where he will become involved and familiar with the national issues confronting our industry related to land use.  Jim also is a National Director at NAHB representing Delaware.

Congratulations Jim!

LAST CALL: HBADE Mixer Upcoming May 21st

Our Associates Council has sponsored the resumption of our HBA/DE Membership Mixers.

Our next free mixer is next Tuesday May 21, 4-6pm, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House – Dover Downs

Join your fellow HBA/DE members for a mixer! It’s free to attend and you’ll be able to meet and greet and make new business contacts.  Should be a great time – to “practice” getting ready for Memorial Day weekend!

Click here for details and reservations: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rqcbvycab&oeidk=a07e7dief5ya363b27e

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