Southern Nevada Home Builders Association
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Sept. 13, 2016
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September 15
PWB Mixer
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sierra Gold
Jones Boulevard & 215

September 21
'We Built this City' Membership Networking Dinner
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Orleans Hotel
Conference Center

October 7

SNHBA Fall Golf Tournament, hosted by William Lyon Homes
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mountain Falls in Pahrump

October 27
Membership Networking Luncheon, with Coach Menzies
11:30 a.m.
Orleans Hotel Conference Center

November 3
PWB Luncheon
Details Pending

December 1

Installation & Awards Luncheon
11:30 a.m.
Four Seasons Resort

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 *Note: All employees of SNHBA member companies in good standing may attend SNHBA events and serve on
SNHBA committees.
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More than 100 members and special guests have registered to attend the association's " We Built This City 3.0" Membership Dinner Meeting, sponsored by Dominion Environmental Consultants and J&J Contracting, on Wednesday, September 21 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.

Popular journalist Norm Clarke will emcee a panel discussion with homebuilding industry giants:
- Elaina Blake (Young American Homes);
- Cindy Coletti (Sun West Homes and Sun West Custom Homes);
- Mark Fine (Green Valley and Summerlin master-planned communities);
- Richard Plaster (Lewis Homes and Signature Homes).

Don't miss what promises to be an outstanding SNHBA membership meeting. Time is running out to RSVP - Click here to register now!

SNHBA salutes the sponsors:

SNHBA and member, Cox Communications, recently unveiled a new program for association members.

When members add any new Cox service via this website link:, or by calling this number: 888-271-7373, they will receive exclusive benefit offers when they mention SNHBA.

Click here to visit the website to learn more about this special, exclusive offer for SNHBA members.

The SNHBA board of directors recently voted to support "Fix our Roads" - Question 5, which will be on the ballot in November.

Question 5 asks voters to continue fuel revenue indexing for 10 years. It's estimated that the increase will be less than 2 cents per gallon in first few years, and never increase more than 4 cents per gallon in any year.

The goal is to raise the funds needed to continue improving the roads and highways throughout Clark County, improve road safety, reduce commuting times and traffic congestion and continue maintenance of existing roads and highways.

Currently, the county faces an increasing transportation funding shortfall to keep pace with the demands of a growing community.

SNHBA asks its members to  vote yes on Question 5.

PWB members are encouraged to bring a guest to the chapter's Industry Mixer set for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 15 at Sierra Gold, 6515 S. Jones Blvd, off the 215 Beltway.

Nicole Bloom
Nicole Bloom, division president at Richmond American Homes, will tell her story about climbing the corporate ladder as the special guest speaker at the mixer.

"This will be a perfect opportunity for you to meet with your fellow members, and show non-members what the PWBC is all about," said chapter President Michelle Merrick of Blue Heron.

The Women In Residential Construction "Building Together" Conference is scheduled for September 28-30 at the FireSky Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

More than 100 female executives and managers from top firms in residential construction across the country are expected to attend.

NAHB Professional Women In Building is the conference's Association Sponsor. PWB members qualify for a special, discounted conference rate of $275. The full rate is $395.


For more information about the Professional Women In Building chapter, contact Holly Nostro at
Only one major sponsorship remains for the SNHBA Fall Builders Golf Classic, hosted by William Lyon Homes, which is scheduled for October 7 at the Mountain Falls Golf Club in Pahrump.

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The final available sponsorship is the Platinum (Drink Cart) Sponsorship for $3,000. The deadline to sign up for this sponsorship is September 15 so that the sponsors' name can be included on the tournament banners and signs.

For additional information about this sponsorship, please contact Monica Caruso at

All player positions/foursomes and tee sponsorships are sold.

SNHBA salutes the Tournament Sponsors: 
Tournament Host: William Lyon Homes
Platinum (Drink Cart) Sponsor: Available
Gold (Luncheon) Sponsor: New American Funding
Silver Sponsor: Southwest Gas Corp.
Bronze (Breakfast) Sponsor: Desert Companies
Tournament Photography: Security National Mortgage Co.
Players Bag: Soil-Tech
Tee Sponsors: 
America First Credit Union
Desert Companies
Fusion Sign and Design
Gothic Landscape
Hirschi Masonry
HomeTeam Pest Defense
Kelly Design Group
Las Vegas Builder Trade In Program
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Motivational Systems
Raptor Plumbing
Sierra Air Conditioning
Simpson Strong-Tie
USI-Silver State
Wallace Morris Kline Surveying
Wells Cargo
Wright Engineers
Contributing Sponsor: Slater Hanifan Group  

"Builder Breakfast" panelists, from the left, Andy Lee of Pulte Homes, Larry Wandel of Toll Brothers and John Patterson of Newport Pacific Land Co.  

More than 150 members turned out for the association's "Builder Breakfast" Membership Networking Meeting on August 11 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center to hear a panel of builder/developers talk about their careers and experiences in the homebuilding industry and plans for their projects in Southern Nevada.

The panelists were Andy Lee, vice president of sales at Pulte Homes; John Patterson, a principal of Newport Pacific Land Co.; and Larry Wandel, vice president of Toll Brothers.

SNHBA salutes the sponsor, Nevada Builder Trade-In Program, for its support.


Local attorney Bob Massi, legal analyst for Fox 5 Las Vegas and host of the  station's "Inside the Law" show, addresses the attendees at the mixer. 

Nearly 200 local homebuilding industry and real estate sales professionals turned out for the 2017 Real Estate Expo Las Vegas Kickoff Mixer on August 25 at the Orleans Arena Lounge.  SNHBA is a founding sponsor of Real Estate Expo Las Vegas.

The Expo, at the Orleans Arena, will be open to the public April 22-23, with special sessions and seminars for industry professionals April 20-21.

Booth sales for homebuilding and real estate companies have already begun.


SNHBA is partnering with Nevada Business magazine on a joint SNHBA/HomeAid Southern Nevada special supplement to be inserted in the January issue of the magazine.

The full-color supplement will be a minimum of 8-pages, although it may be larger based on advertising sales in the supplement.

The purpose of the supplement will be to tell the story of SNHBA and HomeAid's missions and accomplishments in the community. SNHBA and HomeAid will receive an additional 1,000 copies of the supplement to use as a powerful informational and marketing handout to important decision makers in Nevada.

SNHBA supplement in 2008 Nevada Business magazine. 
SNHBA and Nevada Business magazine partnered in 2008 to produce a special supplement about SNHBA, which the association leadership and lobbyists used at the 2009 Legislature to educate lawmakers and other government officials about the association's mission and accomplishments over the past 50 years.

Additional information about advertising opportunities in the special supplement will be coming soon. SNHBA and its HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter hope the membership will help the organizations tell their stories in this first-class publication.

You may also contact Nevada Business Publisher Connie Brennan at for more information about the special SNHBA/HomeAid supplement. 
The HomeAid chapter has launched a major remodeling at the U.S. VETS kitchen to expand its ability to feed formerly homeless veterans.


The chapter and benefactor, Credit One Bank, are partnering on a major remodeling of the kitchen at the U.S. VETS
facility in Las Vegas. In addition, ChoiceCenter Leadership University is a major supporter of the upcoming project.

The $434,000 commercial kitchen remodel, funded in part by Credit One Bank, and designed and built by HomeAid Southern Nevada, will enable U.S. VETS to more effectively serve three meals a day to formerly homeless veterans now living in the Las Vegas residential facility. Click here to learn more about this outstanding project.

For more information about HomeAid Southern Nevada and its activities, please contact Executive Director Caitlin Shea at or click here to visit the chapter's website.

HomeAid Southern Nevada Mission Statement: Building new lives for Southern Nevada's homeless men, women and children through housing and community outreach.

Brian Frabbiele, representing SNHBA's Realtor TrainNTour Program, presented a crystal plaque of recognition and appreciation to Danielle Bisterfeldt of The Howard Hughes Corp./Summerlin community for her outstanding support of the TrainNTour program, which educates local Realtors about the benefits of selling builders' new homes vs resale homes.  
Pavement Maintenance and Reconstruction magazine recently named Ace Asphalt a " 2016 Top Contractor." Ace Asphalt ranked tops in four of five industry segments: striping, pavement repair, surface treatment and paving. It's the fourth year in a row that Ace Asphalt was chosen as one of the top pavement maintenance contractors in the country. Click here to read the full announcement.

BMC-SelectBuild is participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's " Light the Night Walk" to raise funds and awareness that will support research of blood cancer treatments that save lives. The walk is set for November 5 in Downtown Las Vegas. BMC-SelectBuild set a goal to raise $5,000. Click here for more information and to learn how you can get involved.

Builder magazine recently reported that D.R. Horton has acquired Wilson Parker Homes and its homebuilding operations in Atlanta and Augusta, Ga.; Raleigh, N.C.; Columbia, S.C.; and Phoenix. Click here to read the full story.

Las Vegas Builder Trade In Program has gone statewide and is now Nevada Builder Trade In Program! The company is headed by Robin I. Smith and twin brother, Robert D. Smith. Their program helps buyers buy a new home from one of their preferred builders without the worries of selling their existing property.

The Las Vegas Business Press recently reported that Linda Ayres, a loan consultant at New American Funding's Las Vegas office, was chosen to sit on the newly formed Department of Housing and Urban Development's Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee, which was created to help design HUD's future efforts to educate homebuyers. Click here to read the full story.

SNHBA has welcomed the following new members to the association. Please welcome them when you meet them at an upcoming event. Details about new members are posted in the members-only Members Zone at Contact Holly Nostro at for username and password to access the site.

- Lisa Rane - Builders Blinds
- Jaime Sotelo - Community Access Systems
- Tyson Searle - Live Smart Automation
- Derek Schairer - OfferPad
- Johnny Sportsman - Southwest Stone and Tile

SNHBA is participating in the NAHB Fall Membership Drive during the month of September. SNHBA members who sign up a new member in September will earn triple Spike Club credits. For more information about the membership drive, contact Holly Nostro at


SNHBA salutes member Janet Love for bringing in 17 new members during the past few years. Janet is a member of the prestigious NAHB Spike Club because of her efforts to bring in new members and retain existing members.

Janet is director of purchasing at KB Home where she's worked since 2002, starting as a project manager. She serves on the association's board of directors, and serves as chairperson of the Community Planning and Infrastructure Committee. She also serves on the board of directors of the association's HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter. Janet has distinguished herself as a very active and engaged member of the association.

Thank you, Janet!  
The city of Boulder City has appointed Mark Palm as chief building official. Previously, Palm was a building inspector supervisor for the city of North Las Vegas where he worked for 20 years. He has more than 30 years experience in construction and building inspections. A veteran of the Navy during the Vietnam War, Palm has lived in Boulder City since 1988.

The city of Henderson seeks comments from residents on the city's newly drafted " Henderson Strong Comprehensive Plan." Members of the community can review the city's long-term goals and objectives outlined in the draft plan that will guide growth and development in the city for the next 20 years by visiting the website, SNHBA, as a stakeholder, provided input as the draft plan was developed by Henderson officials and staff. Click here to read the city's announcement about the draft plan.

SNHBA leadership and staff recently met with Clark County management and staff to discuss Special Improvement District guidelines. The county management and staff will recommend that the Board of Clark County Commissioners amend the SID guidelines to return to pre-July language. Adoption is anticipated in October.

The Nevada State Contractors Board recently announced that Ron Lynn has joined the agency as director of operations after a 35-year career with the Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention where he served as building director/official. Click here to read the announcement.

The Nevada Department of Business and Industry has appointed Sharath Chandra the new administrator of the Nevada Real Estate Division. Previously, he was deputy administrator of the division. He replaces Joseph "J.D." Decker, who was named the new administrator at the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations.

SNHBA extends sympathy and condolences to the family of James "Les" MacFarlane, who passed away September 5 from cancer. He was 76. MacFarlane was a founder of the engineering firm, VTN Nevada, and a very active, engaged member of the association. SNHBA named him "Associate Member of the Year" for 1987 for his significant contributions to the association. He retired in 2002. Click here to read the obituary in the Review-Journal.
Applications are now open for the SAFE Awards to honor jobsite safety programs that go the extra step to protect employees.
The NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) awards program recognizes the achievements of builders and trade contractors who have developed and implemented high-quality construction safety programs, and to honor government officials and NAHB-affiliated associations and student chapters that have made successful efforts to advance safety in the homebuilding industry.
Recipients are recognized at a ceremony conducted in conjunction with the International Builders' Show in Orlando, January 10-12.
Applications are due by October 14. Complete descriptions and categories are on the awards' page. Click here to access the NAHB Safety Awards website pages. Contact Chelsea Vetick at 800-368-5242, Ext. 8590 with questions.

The National Association of Home Builders has a large selection of educational offerings for members. The On Demand program includes courses such as " Customer Service," the " Basics of Building" and the " Certified New Home Sales Professional" classes offered for the CSP designation. Webinars include " How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection," " OSHA Fall Protection," and " What Employers Need to Know to Comply with the Health Care Reform Law." Click here for more information about NAHB education.

The Excellence In Building Conference & Expo, better known as the EEBA Conference, is scheduled for September 27-29 at the Embassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The conference is sponsored by the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance, one of the oldest and most respected residential building education organizations in the country. Click here for more information and to register.

The Nevada Subcontractors Association is hosting a " Build Your Business Mixer" from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 28 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center. The cost is $25 per person for NSA, SNHBA and ABC members. Click here for more information and to register online.

The annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition is scheduled for October 5-7 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center. The event ranks as one of the largest, most respected gathering of water officials and experts in the world. Click here for additional information and to register.

The 4th annual Real Estate Private Equity Forum on Land & Homebuilding West is scheduled for October 6-7 at the Four Seasons Hotel. SNHBA is pleased to be the association sponsor of the event. SNHBA members can receive a 10 percent discount on registration. Use the code SNHBA when registering. Click here for more information and to register.

World Wide Safety, a global workplace safety company with operations in metropolitan Las Vegas, has scheduled the inaugural " Safety Awards and Fundraising Luncheon" for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 4 at the Linq Resort and Casino. Local companies will be honored for their outstanding safety programs. Proceeds will benefit SNHBA's HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter and Hope for Prisoners. Click here for more information or contact company President Virginia Toalepai at

National sales and marketing guru Jeff Shore will present his " Closing 2.0" workshop from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, November 15 at the Fiesta Henderson Resort. The price is $55 per person; for group sales' pricing, please call Ali Westbrook at 844-547-4673, Ext. 2. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association. Click here for more information and to register.

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