August Newsletter 

KABA President
Dr. Tami Moore

It's hard to believe that August has arrived and with it came cooler weather. Unbelievable!

The newsletter is full of important events for you to add to your calendar. You don't want to miss these events as they are geared towards networking with fellow members which leads to business partnerships and friendships.

Our August meeting is at the Kearney Country Club. We will meet out by the pool so dress for the weather that day! It's going to be a fabulous time!

May 1 - October 31
Membership Drive

August 15
Havanna Nights Party
6:30 pm
Kearney Country Club
Wear your Cuban attire!

September 19
First National Bank
6:30 pm
First National Bank
Free Dinner

September 29
NSHBA (State) Golf Tournament
Norfolk Country Club
1:00 Shot Gun

October 21-22
Parade of Homes

December 9
KABA Christmas Party
6:00 pm
Holiday Inn

January 9-11
International Builders Show
Orlando, FL
Registration now OPEN

January 12-14

Kearney Home Show

August 15

Kearney Country Club 
2800 19th Ave 

a v a n a N i g h t
$20 per person
(includes dinner and 1 drink ticket)

K ABA Members, Join us for an evening of networking and meeting new friends Havana style. You will find us out by the pool at the Country Club enjoying Mohitos and wine. No presentation is planned as we will be spending the evening mingling among friends and playing corn hole, ladder golf, jenga and bucket ball. 

If you haven't already, RSVP immediately to Diane at or 236-5151.  


Thank you Justin Dehmer with Keene Products for educating members on Keene Products at the May General Membership Meeting. A huge shout out to Kearney Crete and Block for sponsoring the beverages and dinner for the evening!


Welcome Back

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Brandon Devall - Buffalo Properties
Greg Ruiz - Builders 
Paul Fredrickson - Fredrickson Construction
Peggy Mak - Great Western Bank
Jeffrey Palu - Jeff's Electric
Kristi Sloane - Kearney Concrete Co.
Aaron Flesner - Menard's
Brad Samuelson - Mid-Nebraska Garage Doors
Rich Mulroney - Mulroney Masonry
Rocky Steinbrink - Steinbrinks Landscaping
Larry Davison - Summit Heating & A/C
Ken Anderson - Task Lighting Corp
Dan Babl - Babl Kitchen & Bath
Janice Wiebusch - Century 21 Midlands
Betty Warren - Coldwell Banker Town & Country Realty of Kearney
Jeremy Chizek - Ellerbrock-Norris Inusrance
Kyle Flaherty - Exchange Bank
Gary Jurgens - Holdrege Soft Water Service, Inc.
Nick Johnson - Johnson Imperial Home Co
Gene Knaggs Knaggs Construction Inc.
Jake Greder - Midway Chevrolet Inc.
Larry Johnson - Riverdale Ready Mix
Josh Chaney - Sears
Craig Ostermeyer - Cottonmill Enterprises Inc.
Austin Gardine - Midwest Elite Contracting
Tony Miller - Platte Valley Communications
Torry Taylor - Spelts
Rod Russell - Spracklen/Russell Construction
Danny Starostka - Star Homes

Visit our complete membership directory on our website.

New Members
Amanda Tobey - Marsh & Tobey
544 S 10th Ave
Broken Bow, NE 68822

Jeff Johnson - Holmes Plumbing & Heating Supply Co.
2003 C Avenue
Kearney, NE 68848-0460

Mark Taylor - The Window and Door Store
4623 2nd Ave, Suite 1B-1
Kearney, NE 68848

William Bashore - Platte Valley Roofing & Siding
4115 Bel-Air Dr.
Kearney, NE 68847

John Becker - Copycat Printing
2100 Ave A
Kearney, NE 68847

On your semi-retirement Peggy Mak. Wish you the best!

Member Events

Membership Drive  (May 1 - October 31) - 

  Fall Parade of Homes - October 21-22
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Another great Parade is being planned by our Parade Committee. Julie Knaggs and Lori Guthard are once again organizing our Parade of Homes and would love to see more members getting involved. Associates, if you have product in a home entered into the Parade, offer to help that builder take tickets at that house. Great way to push your product. Builders, if interested in putting a house on the Parade be sure to contact Julie and let her know. Time is running out to register!

If anyone would like to give a monetary donation that will go towards a prize a Parade attendee will win, please let Julie know.

Contact Julie Knaggs at 308-440-5554 if interested in putting a house on the Parade, sponsor a builder and/or give a monetary donation. Thank you!

Christmas Banquet - KABA's  Winter Wonderland 
Holiday Inn
December 9 (Saturday)
6:00 pm

Wear your winter best including your scarves, gloves and stocking caps because you are entering KABA's Winter Wonderland. Upon entering, your photo will be taken against a beautiful wonderland backdrop. If the decor gives you chills, no problem just help yourself to the coffee and hot chocolate bar. Dinner not soon enough? Head over to the candy and dessert bar while you wait. Different games and opportunities will keep you entertained throughout the evening ending with our prize giveaways.  Put it on your calendar now. You won't want to miss it!

Kearney Home and Builders Show: January 12-14, 2018
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Returning exhibitors be sure to send in your Show contracts with payment by September 1 if you want to reserve your booth space from last year or be placed on the waiting list for a bigger booth and/or different location. All 2017 exhibitors should have received their contracts by now. 

Important Forms and Information

H u g e Member Benefit-
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NAHB Members can save up to 36% on shipping
Welcome NAHB Members! Save 10% every time you shop online with Omaha Steaks! As soon as items are placed in your shopping cart, the 10% discount is applied. Feel free to browse our shopping categories for other great selections you will love and also make perfect gifts for your customers and clients, friends and family. Visit Omaha Steaks today!

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KABA Store
Available to Members

The following books and guides are available to purchase from KABA. When interested just contact the office at 236-5151.

Jobsite Safety Handbook (3rd Edition) - $10
Residential Construction Performance Guidelines
-for Contractors - $34.95
-for Homeowners - $10
Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan - FREE
NEW 2015 International Building Code - $139
NEW 2015 International Residential Code - $143
NEW 2012 International Plumbing Code - $89
Roberts Rules of Order - available to borrow from our library

The following miscellaneous are available to purchase from KABA

KABA Window Decals - 6" wide. $10 each.  


3-in-1 membership
Join KABA Today! -  Feel free to forward KABA's Newsletters to friends and business contacts who are interested in joining our association.  They can click on the above "Join KABA Today" link which should take them to the membership application they can print off and return with the application fee. 

NSHBA Newsletter  -Please read for important safety seminars.  

-NSHBA Rebate Program - Free Member Benefit to Builder & Remodeler members of the Nebraska State HBA. There are currently over 50 of the country's leading Manufacturer Brands participating in the Member Rebate Program offering the same rebates as the "Top-5 Builders" receive regardless of your volume.

Building professionals are busy people.  NAHB knows how difficult it is to make time for even the most compelling courses, seminars and workshops.  It's easy to miss the learning opportunities that help you to stay abreast of the latest technologies, newly passed regulations and cost-effective ways of doing business.
NAHB offers virtual learning opportunities that are priced right and fit easily into your busy schedule. From online courses to Webinar Wednesdays, NAHB learning opportunities will help you.

IBS will return to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 9-11 where it will again co-locate with the National Kitchen & Bath Association's (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show®  (KBIS) for the 5th  annual Design & Construction Week®  (DCW). The two shows are expected to host more than 2,000 exhibiting brands spanning over a million net square feet of exhibit space, for the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry.

In addition to the expansive show floor, another major draw of IBS is its extensive catalog of learning opportunities. Attendees have access to more than 140 education sessions led by renowned experts on a wide range of industry topics. For those looking for more niche programming, the IBS Centrals offer more targeted networking and education programs in such specialized fields as remodeling, design, 55+ housing and more.

As in past years, IBS attendees will have access to several special show floor offerings such as featured product demos, the High Performance Building Zone featuring a series of interactive sessions on high performance and sustainable technologies, and IBS Live! sessions showcasing lively demos and presentations focused on what's next in home building. Additionally, for the second year in a row, the IBS show floor will feature the CEDIA Pavilion, a space showcasing exhibitors who specialize in technology solutions for the home.

The 2018 show will give attendees their pick of numerous special events. The show will kick off on the morning of Jan. 9 with an exciting opening ceremonies event featuring four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, Terry Bradshaw and the first day is capped off with the Official IBS House Party that evening. Other events throughout the week include the Young Pro Party and the IBS Spike Closing Concert where attendees will close out the week by enjoying a performance of greatest hits from legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, Chicago.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour NAHB's official IBS show homes, The New American Home® (TNAH) and The New American Remodel™ (TNAR). The homes are designed to showcase innovative building technologies, emerging design trends and the latest building products. Illustrating two different building designs, The New American Home is a stunning display of building innovation that blends traditional and modern architecture to create a transitional design, while The New American Remodel demonstrates the countless possibilities for a complete transformation of a 1930s home using today's products and building techniques. The showcase products in the homes are provided by members of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council, and Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines will once again serve as the media sponsors of the 2018 show homes.

The NAHB International Builders' Show is not open to the general public. Building industry professionals and their affiliates are invited to register by visiting the show's website at .


Diane Jorgenson, Executive Officer
PO Box 247, Kearney, NE  | 308-236-5151