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Here at the HBADE we have some exciting events coming up.

Thursday, November 5th, Mid-Atlantic 55+ Housing Industry Council Presents: 55+ Housing Marketing Trends 
Evaluating Age restricting versus Age Design, Identifying Voids in the Market, The Impact of Baby Boomers on Rental Housing, Presented by Lisa PricePresentation followed by an expert Builder Panel Discussion. Deadline for registration is Monday, November 2nd.

Thursday, November 12th, Sales and Marketing Council Presents: SMC Marketing Track: Understanding Google Analytics.
Quick tips to demystify your Google analytics. How to review your Google analytics in 15 minutes or less each week. Optimize your website cheat sheet for best SEO. Google SEO starter guide.
Presented by Damien Golden of iKANDE Advertising. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, November 10th.

Friday, November 13th, Energy Services Group Proves FREE Sussex County Energy Code Workshop, hosted at Schell Brothers Independence Community.
9- 10 am: Classroom differences of 2012 code vs current 2009
10-11 am: Air sealing field demonstration
11-12 pm: Energy testing field demonstration
Deadline for Registration is Tuesday, November 10th.

Monday, November 16th, Associates Council hosts, FREE End of Year Mixer.
Join the Associates Council for an evening of food, drinks, and networking. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-member guests, to introduce to the group.
Deadline for registration is Friday, November 13th.

Saturday, December 12th, Home Builders Association of Delaware hosts, Annual Leadership and Legacy Ball.
Help a Family in need this year, donate gently used coats at the Ball. Parking will be made available for all attendees, compliments of Bayard.
Deadline for Sponsorships and Ads is Monday, November 16th.

We hope to see everyone at all the upcoming events!

 

HBADE Member Rebate Program

Q3’15 Membership Report & Information Update

State HBA Membership Report:

Attached is your current membership report of registered Builder & Remodeler members.

The report reflects our most recent quarter totals (Q2’15), 2015 YTD Total, and the cumulative total since this member benefit began.

If no totals are listed, the member registered but has not yet participated.

HBADE Totals:

9 registered Builder & Remodeler members (told us where to mail their rebate check), 5 have participated (sent in a rebate claim)

Of the 5 that have participated, $35,730.50 has been cumulatively paid to them! Cumulative average per member = $7,146.10!

1st Half of 2015 (Q1 & Q2): 3 members have participated, $2,102.00 paid to them, $700.67 average per member who has participated!

New Manufacturers = More Money:

2015 Manufacturer Additions: www.HBArebates.com/manufacturers.html

1st Quarter of 2015, we added: Dutch Quality Stone, Element Central Vac. System, Eldorado Fireplace Surrounds, Eldorado Outdoor, Generac Power Systems, and StoneCraft

2nd Quarter of 2015, we added: Noritz Tankless Water Heaters, Outdoor Lifestyles by Hearth & Home, and Panasonic Bath Fans

3rd Quarter of 2015, we added: Icynene Spray Foam Insulation, Liberty Hardware (Best Value Bath Hardware, Delta Faucet Branded Bath Hardware, Franklin Brass), and Metwood Building Solutions

Opportunity & Promotion:

All of your Builder & Remodeler members can claim for any completed residential addresses from April – September 2015 that used any of our 54 Manufacturer brands.

The deadline to submit will be November 20th. www.HBArebates.com/claimform.html

Customized article on the current state of the HBADE Member Rebate Program for use: http://bit.ly/1MsWcwo

HBA Promotion Page: www.HBArebates.com/promotion.html

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MemberRebateProgram

Builder Testimonials: http://bit.ly/1HQGSeF

Webinar Schedule: www.HBArebates.com/webinar.html

Kim Klein is our new Local HBA main contact. Kim can be reached at: 732-612-3865 or kim@HBArebates.com. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Entries Open for Custom Builder of the Year Award

The 10th annual NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award is now accepting nominations. Sponsored bySherwin-Williams, the award recognizes the professional achievements of a builder who creates exceptional, innovative custom homes, exhibits a high level of customer service, and demonstrates community and industry leadership.

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Nominations for the 2015 NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award must be submitted by Nov. 20, 2015. The winner will be honored at a luncheon on Jan. 19 during the 2016 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

The 2014 winner was Gus Rubio of Gabriel Builders in Greer, S.C.

“To have your peers make an assessment and declare that you, your people, your systems, your processes, your homes are worthy of the title as best in the land – it is quite an honor and we are truly humbled and grateful for the recognition, Rubio said after receiving the award in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Candidates can be self-nominated, nominated by a colleague, or nominated by an HBA executive officer. For more information or questions about the awards program, please contact Marcia Childs at 800-368-5242, x8388.

 

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News from State Senator Gerald Hocker: Serving the 20th Senatorial District

Business Owners Input Needed

Nov. 5 Deadline for Suggestions

Senate Bills 113 and 120 were created to protect the little guy – individuals and small businesses. Signed into law in July, it requires each agency to submit a “regulatory impact statement” for new and amended regulations proposed if they would affect a small business. In short that means, agencies such as DNREC, DelDOT, even the Legislature, have to spell out how a new regulation could affect a small business if passed.

I fought for this legislation for more than eight years in both the House and the Senate. This Legislation was needed because no one was looking at the unintended consequences of regulations that often applied unreasonable expectations and expenses on small businesses. Having started our grocery store business with my wife Emily more than 40 years ago with not much more than an idea and elbow grease, I know how difficult it can be.

Now that the proposed guidelines are written, I am urging small business owners read them and make their voices heard. They have until Nov. 5.

The law is a step in the right directions. Agencies will have to consider small businesses and declare whether a regulation affects them or not. If a regulation does affect a small business, then how it will must be written and published. Click Here to go the Proposed Guidelines

One of the items in the new guidelines that we think small business owners might want to look into and possibly comment on is outlined below, with a suggestion for change. If you agree, then we suggest you send the Office of Budget and Management a note. Their contact information is below.

  • The way the guidelines are written, any new or revised regulations and their impact studies are not required to be posted anywhere but in the monthly state Register of regulations, posted online. If you’ve never looked at this register, or even heard of it, you probably aren’t alone. Most people don’t realize it exists. People would have to scour the register monthly to see if anything affected them.
    • Instead we suggest information about new and edited regulations that would affect small business should be posted on social media such as Facebook and Twitter in a fashion that would be easy for people to see and make comment.

 

There are other areas that might be of interest as well: Who decides if a regulation affects an individual or a business? How does the agency decide how much the regulation will affect the business? The information is provided in the guidelines. Please take some time to read through the guidelines and make sure the proposal makes sense for you and your business. The state needs to know. Please make your voices heard.

We have heard from small builders with questions about how these guidelines could affect them. What questions do you have?

Please contact me, Gerald Hocker 302-539-4140 or  Gerald.Hocker@state.de.us , or the Office of Budget and Management with any questions or comments you have once you go through the guidelines.

Members of the public may present written comments on the proposed regulation by submitting such written comments to Mr. Robert Scoglietti, via email at Robert.Scoglietti@state.de.us or via U.S. Mail at the Office of Management and Budget, attn.: Robert Scoglietti, 122 Martin Luther King Blvd. South, 3rd Floor, Dover, DE 19901. The public comment period will close on November 5, 2015.

Thanks,


Gerald Hocker

Senator 20th District

To view more from Senator Hocker click here to view his website.

Kill the EPA Water Rule

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Call or Write Your Senators Today!

Urge Them to Support S. 1140: the Federal Water Quality Protection Act

Call your Senators at 866-924-NAHB (6242)

Write your Senators at
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An Environmental Protection Agency water rule vastly expands federal jurisdiction for areas required to obtain Section 404 building permits. This will worsen an already huge backlog, making it much more difficult and costly for home builders to provide safe and affordable housing.

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Senate is expected to vote on the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140), legislation that will overturn this rule and bring sanity to the federal permitting process. Learn more here.

Passage of this legislation is essential to achieve a federal permitting process that is easy to understand, timely and focused on meaningful protection for our nation’s water resources.

What Can You Do to Help? ACT NOW!

The best solution to overturn the rule is for Congress to act. The House approved similar legislation earlier this year (H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act). Through the collective grassroots efforts of the entire Federation, NAHB has been working for months to get this bill to the Senate floor. Our hard work has paid off, but we need your help to get this legislation across the goal line.

With the Senate vote quickly approaching, time is of the essence.


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Urge your Senators to Support S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.

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Latest on DNREC Stormwater Regulations – Court Hearing October 27th

Last week we told you that DNREC issued “interim emergency sediment and stormwater regulations” which basically embodied their new regulations while their appeal is processed in the Courts.  The other side involved in this lawsuit believes this is not valid and the regulations should revert to the previous regulations.  They further believe that DNREC has essentially and illegally taken the law into their own hands.

 We learned this morning there will be a Superior Court hearing in Georgetown next Tuesday about this case.  You should attend. Regardless of how you feel, the outcome will shape the next step of our stormwater regulations.  As we previously stated, our membership needs clarity and certainty on the rules of the required regulations and being able to continue to obtain permits, to create and build new homes for homebuyers, and continue to create the economic growth generated by the production of new homes. The clear resolution of this matter is critically important to our collective livelihood.

 This Superior Court hearing will be held Tuesday, October 27th at 2pm, at the Courthouse in Georgetown, address 1 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.  While this is a legal proceeding and there will be no opportunity to speak, it will give you the latest status of the matter and demonstrate to the Court system how important this is to the housing industry.

 

Home Builders Association of Delaware Membership Drive Mixer

Last night, October 22nd, the Home Builders Association of Delaware held a membership mixer drive at Bethany Blues, in Lewes to promote membership and networking.  Hors D’oeuvres and drinks were complimentary thanks to Schell Brothers. Many attendees were sampling bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp skewers, bruschetta, hot wings, and many other tasty treats.  The event was very successful, and resulted in over 50 attendees consisting of both members and non-members.

Thanks again to Schell Brothers for sponsoring the event.

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Attendees networking and enjoying drinks provided by Schell Brothers.

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Kevin Whittaker, President of HBADE, drawing the winning ticket for a $50 Visa Gift Card.

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Congratulations to Jocelyn Succarotte, New Penn Financial, winner of $50 Visa Gift Card.

 

While we have some new and changing faces, some remain unchanged

The Home Builders Association of Delaware would like to introduce their newest employee, as well as touch on some of the changes happening within the office.

 

image1My name is Sunny Schmidt, and I am the new Membership and Communications Director. My husband and I came to Delaware in 2003, with the United States Air Force, from Germany. Delaware was a big change from the climate and culture of Europe, but we grew to love the area and decided to stay once my husband retired from the Air Force in 2009. We have two children, a son and a daughter, and a 3 month old grandson.  I have an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I have a passion for helping people, and am very excited about being a part of the Home Builders Association of Delaware. I look forward to growing our membership, and continue my work on upcoming events.

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As some of you may know, I will be moving south to Florida within the coming month. I have been helping Sunny Schmidt, the Home Builders Association of Delaware’s (HBA/DE) new Membership & Communications Director, in preparing to take over membership operations. Outside of the office, I have been busy with preparations for moving. I will be heading down to somewhere within Central Florida, near Orlando. I’m eager to get down there; however, I do appreciate all that HBA/DE and its members have done for me. This has been a very good experience for me and I thank everyone who has helped me along the way during this last year and a half.

 

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Joseph (my husband for those who are not familiar) and I are very excited and deep into preparations for the upcoming addition to our family. I am happy and consider myself blessed to be a part of this organization. I’ll be out for the greater part of the first quarter focusing on motherhood, but still plan to be involved. This year I am focused on and looking forward to the Delaware Home and Garden Show, refining the Regal Awards, and finding creative ways to grow and engage our membership.

 

 

While we have some new and changing faces, some remain unchanged:

 

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Kim Ferrell continues to administer the Green for Green program, including communicating with builders, homebuyers and the Sustainable Energy Utility.  As you know, Green for Green provides rebates (funded by the SEU) to new homebuyers of green and above-code energy efficient homes. While Howard Fortunato continues to serve in his capacity as Executive Vice President.

 

 

 

 

2015 Sussex County Energy Code Training Workshop 

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Sussex County Workshop


9- 10 am: Classroom differences of 2012 code vs current 2009
10-11 am: Air sealing field demonstration
11-12 pm: Energy testing field demonstration

November 13th
Independence Ball Room
23767 Samuel Adams Circle
Millsboro, DE 19966


*The is on Rt. 5, about 2 miles north of intersection:
Rt. 5/Rt. 24

HBADE Member Rebate Program

Q3’15 Membership Report & Information Update

State HBA Membership Report:

Attached is your current membership report of registered Builder & Remodeler members.

The report reflects our most recent quarter totals (Q2’15), 2015 YTD Total, and the cumulative total since this member benefit began.

If no totals are listed, the member registered but has not yet participated.

HBADE Totals:

9 registered Builder & Remodeler members (told us where to mail their rebate check), 5 have participated (sent in a rebate claim)

Of the 5 that have participated, $35,730.50 has been cumulatively paid to them! Cumulative average per member = $7,146.10!

1st Half of 2015 (Q1 & Q2): 3 members have participated, $2,102.00 paid to them, $700.67 average per member who has participated!

New Manufacturers = More Money:

2015 Manufacturer Additions: www.HBArebates.com/manufacturers.html

1st Quarter of 2015, we added: Dutch Quality Stone, Element Central Vac. System, Eldorado Fireplace Surrounds, Eldorado Outdoor, Generac Power Systems, and StoneCraft

2nd Quarter of 2015, we added: Noritz Tankless Water Heaters, Outdoor Lifestyles by Hearth & Home, and Panasonic Bath Fans

3rd Quarter of 2015, we added: Icynene Spray Foam Insulation, Liberty Hardware (Best Value Bath Hardware, Delta Faucet Branded Bath Hardware, Franklin Brass), and Metwood Building Solutions

Opportunity & Promotion:

All of your Builder & Remodeler members can claim for any completed residential addresses from April – September 2015 that used any of our 54 Manufacturer brands.

The deadline to submit will be November 20th. www.HBArebates.com/claimform.html

Customized article on the current state of the HBADE Member Rebate Program for use: http://bit.ly/1MsWcwo

HBA Promotion Page: www.HBArebates.com/promotion.html

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MemberRebateProgram

Builder Testimonials: http://bit.ly/1HQGSeF

Webinar Schedule: www.HBArebates.com/webinar.html

Kim Klein is our new Local HBA main contact. Kim can be reached at: 732-612-3865 or kim@HBArebates.com. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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