2018 FABA Board of Directors
FREDERICKSBURG AREA BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
FREDERICKSBURG - STAFFORD - SPOTSYLVANIA - CAROLINE - KING GEORGE - ORANGE
Volume 2: Issue 4 │ April 2018
It's already April and we are excited for spring weather, longer days, and all of the exciting events and networking opportunities coming up for FABA Members in April and May.
Those of you who have been around for a while, know April = Membership Drive. Our FABAOPOLY teams are off to a great start spreading the word about FABA and the benefits of being a member. Only half of the teams landed in jail this week, which means that four teams successfully recruited at least one new member and were able to build a house on their property. As the competition heats up, we expect to see more houses around the FABAOPOLY board. To help with the recruiting efforts, we have two (yes, thats TWO) free Hard Hats this month. April 12th we will be at Splitsville and on April 26th we are at Park Lane Tavern from 5-7 pm.
Parade of Homes 2018 has been officially kicked-off. Builders and remodelers received the Early Bird application which saves them $500 off the entry fees for both houses and renovation/remodel projects. Don't wait to enter, the Early Bird pricing ends on May 1, 2018 (no exceptions).
The May Hard Hat is May 17th and will be held at the Germanna FredCAT Center. FABA members and friends will get their first glimpse of the future of our workforce program at this innovative learning center.
Looking forward to May, our FABA Golf Tournament & Awards Dinner is scheduled for Monday, May 21st at the gorgeous and exclusive Fawn Lake Golf & Country Club. Foursomes are limited on this course and they are going fast. The golf committee is working on great prizes to go with the great food and beautiful course.
Atlantic Builders, Ltd.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Spaces Design Studio
Assurance Financial Group
Associate Vice President
Embrace Home Loans
Immediate Past President
David Phelps II
ICF Homes of Virginia, LLC
Built Right Homes
Toll Brothers Inc.
Republic Home Builders
Legacy Engineering, PC
Nominations Open for National Associate Chair
It's never too early to think about your taxes for NEXT year. One aspect of the recently revised tax code is the 20% deduction available to “pass-through” businesses, such as LLPs, LLCs and S-corps. It is a centerpiece of the new law, one that most small business owners have heard about.
But what does it mean for you and your business?
NAHB has created a Tax Reform Toolkit to help members better understand key provisions in the tax law, including the treatment of pass-through income.
Be sure to consult a tax professional before taking action.
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Bringing Housing Home
Roughly 3.8 million people – or 2.5% of the U.S. employed civilian labor force – worked in residential construction in 2016, according to NAHB analysis of data from the most recent American Community Survey. These numbers include individuals identified as self-employed.
NAHB analysis also estimates the distribution of home building jobs across states and congressional districts. These estimates highlight the importance of residential construction to voting constituents living in the district.
They show that more than 8,800 residents work in home building in the average congressional district.
The Home Depot Foundation has announced a $50 million commitment to partner with HBI to train 20,000 new skilled workers over the next 10 years.
The grant will significantly increase the number of workers trained through the
HBI curriculum and help address the home building industry’s labor shortage.
HBI, which is NAHB’s education arm, trains separating military members, high school students and at-risk youth for careers in the skilled trades.
This year, NAHB will conduct Bringing Housing Home™ featuring in-district meetings with members of Congress to discuss critical issues affecting the home building industry. Bringing Housing Home™ is scheduled for April 30 to May 5, 2018.
For more information, contact Karl Eckhart, NAHB vice president of inter- governmental affairs, at 800-368-5242, x8319, or email@example.com.
Do you know an Associate member who is a leader and actively engaged with NAHB? Submit their name for consideration for the National Associate Chairman (NAC) position. The Associate Members Committee will meet at the Midyear Meeting in Portland, Ore., to put forth names to the Nominations Committee for the National Associate Chair for the 2019-2020 term.
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How the Tax Law Affects Pass-Through Entities
HBI Gets $50 Million Grant for Skills Training
Residential Construction Employs Millions
Employers Must Use New I-9 Form
Lead Paint Rule
Virginia Firm Tells Lawmakers Regulatory Horror Story
Getting accurate valuations on high-performance homes can be a challenge. The sustainability and efficiency built into the building envelope and measures taken to improve indoor air quality, water efficiency and HVACR system performance are often not
visible to the untrained eye.
Fortunately, there are steps builders can take to protect their investment and realize the full market potential
of the homes they build.
Some builders add a contract clause that requires the lender to hire an Accredited Green Appraiser with expertise in high-performance buildings. Accredited Green Appraisers can be found through the Appraisal Institute Green Registry or EarthAdvantage.
It is also important to make sure the Accredited Green Appraiser is using the Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum. This addendum to Fannie Mae Form 1004 is a reporting method that highlights the high-performance aspects
of a home. The institute also has a Commercial Green and Energy Efficient Addendum for multifamily properties.
Single-family builders certifying their homes through the National Green Building Standard Certification Program receive a pre-populated version of the addendum with each certificate, as well as a guide on completing and distributing the addendum.
Accurate Appraisals for High-Performance Homes
A Virginia development firm’s regulatory nightmare is an excellent example of how costly and frustrating federal rules can be.
Valerie Wilkinson, vice president and chief financial officer of the ESG Companies in Virginia Beach, Va., recently told lawmakers on the House Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and the Environment how
her firm has been denied a Section 404 Clean Water Act permit to develop its property for close to 30 years.
Wilkinson explained that over the course of decades the company repeatedly went through proper channels and put forth state-approved plans that would result in zero net loss of wetlands. But an ongoing regulatory quagmire has prevented her firm from developing a multi-use community to meet local housing needs on land her company purchased in the mid-1980s.
“Throughout every step of the process, the rules have changed and new requirements have been added," Wilkinson said. "After 30 years, we’ve spent more than $4.5 million and are still not close to obtaining the required federal Clean Water Act 404 permit."
Throughout the ordeal, the firm has hired specialists with extensive expertise in environmental geology and wetlands hydrology, scores of environmental consultants to conduct wetland functional assessments, and consultants suggested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Environmental Protection Agency has provided needed clarification to information it previously posted regarding emergency renovations under the lead paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule.
After hurricanes devastated parts of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico last fall, NAHB met with EPA to discuss uncertainties that remodelers faced regarding how the agency planned to implement the RRP Rule’s emergency repair provisions.
To address NAHB’s concerns, the agency has added two new entries to the lead paint FAQ:
Application of Recordkeeping for emergency renovation.
Whole house gut rehabilitation project clarification.
Contact: Tamra Spielvogel at 202-266-8327.
Social media is increasingly important to home builders and remodelers as a marketing and sales tool.
In Social Media Marketing for Your Business, the latest title released by BuilderBooks, NAHB’s publishing arm, industry professionals can learn how a long-term approach to social media can benefit their businesses.
NAHB members receive a $2 discount off the cover price.
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Welcome New Members
New Penn Financial
Kitchens For You
Thank You For Your Continued Support
Battlefield Custom Homes
Inside Out Construction
NTS Virginia Fawn Lake
Don't miss this chance to contribute to FABA's April 2018 Membership Drive!
If every FABA member recruits one new member, we can double our voice and influence in the community and our industry.
Bring your prospects to one of our TWO Hard Hats in April: 4/12 & 4/26.
Bishop Farmer & Co. LLP
Central Park Insurance
Danaher-Skewes & Associates
Falls Run Stone & Stucco
Fidelity Bank Mortgage
Habitat For Humanity
M&M Soil Consultants Inc.
Metwood Building Solutions
Quarles Petroleum Inc.
Schiller Enterprise Inc.
Sullivan, Donahoe & Ingalls
Wednesday, April 11 Associates Committee Meeting
9 - 10 am (FABA Boardroom)
Wednesday, April 11 Membership Committee Meeting
10 - 11 am (FABA Boardroom)
Thursday, April 12 Hard Hat Networking Happy Hour
5 pm - 7 pm
Splitsville - Spotsylvania Towne Center Village
Spread the word to prospective members!
Thursday, April 19 Legislative Committee Meeting
8:30 am - 9:30 am (FABA Boardroom)
Tuesday, April 24 FABA Education: Marketing Planning (1 / 4) with
Mike Williams, The Growth Coach of Northern Virginia
11:30 am - 1 pm (FABA Boardroom)
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Mon. April 23
Thursday, April 26 Hard Hat Networking Happy Hour
5 pm - 7 pm
Park Lane Tavern - Spotsylvania Towne Center Village
Wednesday, May 2 FABA Education: FABA Benefits & Rebates (1 / 3) with
Morgan from NAHB
8:30 am - 9:30 am (FABA Boardroom)
Learn about your FABA and NAHB Benefits from NAHB
Friday, May 4 Orange County Quarterly Meeting
9 am - 10 am
Orange County Dept. of Community Development
128 W. Main Street, Orange VA 22960
Thursday, May 17 Hard Hat Networking Happy Hour
5 pm - 7 pm
FredCAT Center - Germanna at Central Park
1325 Central Park Blvd, Fredericksburg VA 22401
Thursday, May 21 FABA Golf Tournament & Awards Dinner
9 am - Check in; 10 am - Shotgun Start;
Lunch at the Turn; Awards Dinner - 3 pm
Fawn Lake Golf and Country Club
Click here for information and tickets.
FABA Calendar of Events
FAB Foundation news
FAB Foundation is moving forward with Workforce Development initiatives.
Over the past several weeks, the FAB Foundation Board visited Spotsylvania County Public Schools Career and Tech Center, the Germanna FredCAT Center, and this week, they are visiting the Stafford BOOTS Program.
The focus for the FAB Foundation will be to bridge the gap between students and our company members who can provide internships, job shadowing, work experience, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training.
FAB Foundation is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
Stafford County Online Permitting
Stafford County's online permitting is available to everyone.
Click here to visit the Stafford County Online Building Permit webpage.
There are resources online to help you through the application process and the CDSC staff are available to walk applicants through the process on one of the three kiosks in the lobby of the CDSC.
Stafford County Community Development & Services Center
1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554
SAVE THE DATE:
May 17, 2018
Hard Hat Networking
(Center for Advanced Technology)
in Central Park
On Tuesday, March 20, the Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted to replace the cluster zoning ordinance with a new one. The new ordinance designates smaller geographical area of the county where homes may be developed in clusters. While this poses a significant challenge to our ability to build affordable houses, our industry is resilient and we will continue to find innovative ways to provide homes to people that need them.
FABA President, Gene Brown, Atlatnic Builders, said, "I am proud of not only the effort but also the professional and collaborative approach we took on this, no regrets. FABA did not support any of the efforts to undermine the process with inflammatory mailers, newspaper or radio ads. We still were able to rally hundreds of people in support of something most did not fully understand because they knew it was important. We will continue to move forward and advocate in a professional manner for our industry and region. We have absolutely learned that we must strengthen our relationships in all the jurisdictions we represent and will be making an effort at this in the coming weeks and months."
Don't forget, FABA attends all of the bi-monthly/quarterly county meetings with the community development officials of each of our service area counties. These meetings are always posted on the FABA website calendar, and we include them in our newsletter each month because they are open for anyone to attend. This is a great opportunity for builders and service professionals doing work in a specific county to get to know the county officials and become familiar with any county specific rules and regulations associated with building and building permits.
FABA Legislative Update
Last Call for Applications
Did you know that this year, FABA will award $13,700 in college scholarships to local Fredericksburg area students attending the University of Richmond? Last year, two local high school graduates each received over $6,600 toward their first year at University
This scholarship was created in 1998 to serve the higher education needs of young people from the Fredericksburg area. Scholarship applications are screened each spring by the FAB Foundation, and awards are made based on demonstrated academic and extra-curricular ability, involvement and potential. Recipients are not limited to a particular field of study and students attending University of Richmond may apply for the scholarship every year they attend
Applications to apply for the Steigleder Family Scholarship have been sent to local High Schools for students to apply who have been accepted to the University of Richmond.
If you know of a student planning to attend University of Richmond in the fall of 2018, or a current U of R student who may be a candidate for this scholarship, please have them contact their guidance counselor or the FABA office for an application. Students are not required to have any association or affiliation to the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association.
Applications are due this FRIDAY, April 13, 2018.
Thursday, April 12: Splitsville 5 - 7 pm
51 Town Center Blvd (behind Spotsylvania Mall)
Thursday, April 26: Park Lane Tavern 5 - 7 pm
1 Spotsylvania Towne Center Blvd (behind Spotsylvania Mall)
Thursday, May 17: Germanna FredCAT Center 5 - 7 pm
1325 Central Park Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
NETWORKING! FABA Hard Hats
Watch for more details in the coming weeks.
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It’s time to enter your houses and remodel/renovation projects in the 2018 Parade of Homes. The value of your entry this year is more substantial than ever before with an aggressive and innovative marketing plan.
In 2017, participating builders saw a significant increase of their traffic on Parade of Homes weekends, and several builders wrote new sales contacts as a direct result of the traffic driven by the marketing and promotion of the event. This year’s Parade of Homes will be even bigger.
You don’t want to miss out on the Early Bird discount this year! Early Bird Entries must be received and PAID for by May 1, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS.
2018 Early Bird Entry Fees for HOUSES:
Early Bird: $1000 per entry (after May 1: $1500 per entry)
2018 Early Bird Entry Fees for REMODEL/RENO Projects:
Early Bird: $500 per remodel/renovation entry (after May 1: $1000 per entry)
Early Bird ends May 1, 2018 - NO EXCEPTIONS
Attention Builders & Remodelers:
Parade of Homes Early Bird Entries are due May 1!
Watch your e-mail for reminders and entry application!
Don't miss out on this opportunity to get a HUGE Early Bird discount on your entry.
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NAHB members can now access Amazon Business by signing up for a free account that provides free shipping on eligible orders over $25 and other features and benefits.
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With a combined total of $24.2 trillion, the primary residence accounted for about 25% of all assets held by U.S. households in 2016, according to the Federal Reserve’s most recent Survey of Consumer Finances.
The primary residence is the largest asset category on the balance sheets of American households, surpassing “other financial assets” (20%), “business interests” (20%), “retirement accounts” (15%), “stocks and bonds” (7%) and “vehicles and other non- financial assets” (7%).
The aggregate value of assets held by households under age 35 was $3.7 trillion, while the aggregate value of assets held by households over age 65 was $35.6 trillion.
HBAV House Party
Friday, April 20th
HBAV is building on NAHB's success of the the official House Party. HBAV will be hosting a house party at the HBAV Stewart-Lee House on Friday, April 20. Rub elbows with building industry professionals from around the state.
Click here for information and tickets before they sell out!
HBAV Annual Conference
Join fellow member of the Home Builders Association of Virginia for the 2018 HBAV Annual Conference. The meeting will be held June 21-24, 2018 at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. If you're looking for business development and networking opportunities with leaders in the home building industry from across Virginia, this is a can't miss event.
Register Today and reserve your room! Click here to register.
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