Builders Association Southern Oregon
The Builder Times Newsletter
June 2017
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Deluxe & Beyond    
The company truck I nearly always drove was that 1958 Chevrolet Apache. Dad's outfit had a lot of vehicles but I usually got the green Chevy. I had a habit of running hard, and the equipment I used just wore out faster. So, dad had me drive the most bullet proof rig the company had. It was all business with a solid steel 8' step side bed, 4 on the floor, solid rear axle and heavy duty split rims. Power came from a cast iron small block 283 V8 with not a computer in sight. It was the "Deluxe" edition and came with a chrome front bumper, a radio and a heater. Yep. No power windows, seats or door locks. No Sirius, Bluetooth, air conditioning or air bags. Just a work truck that ran like the dickens and did everything we asked of it for years. I don't know how many miles it had when dad sold it, because the odometer quit at about 25,000 on its 4th or 5th time around and I ran it another 2 years after that. Wish I'd bought that old truck.
Today's buildings remind me of the difference between that old Chevy and our modern cars. Oregon didn't even have a building code until 1974, but nowadays, our building codes get updated frequently. Just like the modern features on our cars, we expect more from our buildings than ever before. Builders today must comply with a structural code, an energy code and specialty codes covering mechanical, plumbing, electrical and more. Just as that old Chevy has been replaced by today's personal limousines, so have our humble cottages of times past been replaced by high tech smart houses that can even make their own power with solar panels. But all this progress comes at a price. You can't buy a new car without crash beams, seat belts and air bags. You also can't buy a new house without advanced materials, high tech devices and computerized energy management systems. These days "Deluxe" is costing a lot more than it used to and builders have little choice in many of the cost drivers. The good news is that we're creating the most advanced buildings the world has ever seen. The other news is that it's taking longer to both build and pay for them.

To you Brad Bennington r success,

Brad Bennington,  Executive Officer
Builders Association Southern Oregon
Save the Dates!

Foster Parent's BBQ
July 15th
Saying "Thanks!" to our Foster Families in Jackson County

Tour of Homes 
Sept. 15-17 & 22-24
Give us a call if you have questions about any of our events
BASO Poker Tournament - ReCap
poker tournament
1st Annual Poker Tournament!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first poker tournament!

Adam Rudledge - Winner_
The big winner of the evening was Adam Rutledge!
The proceeds will support our Oregon Building Industry.
The evening was full of fun, food, friends and cards!

Thank You Travis Snyder and Tim Alvarez for spearheading this event! 
The Rules   The play  The dealer 
  A very special THANK YOU to Lippert's Carpet One for hosting this event!  Lipperts Carpet One  
Golf Tournament Recap
Month Year
Thank You to everyone who came out to support  
BASO & Redemption Ridge at our 23rd Annual Golf Tournament   
winners 1  winners 2    winners 3    winners 4  
guys   mahar team   watch winner  Eagle Point Golf Course
It was a great day for golf!

It did not rain. It did not blaze. The play went smoothly and 
everyone had a great day connecting and reconnecting with their friends in the building industry! We were able to raise funds for Redemption Ridge and meet with the great people who run that amazing organization. This event is a great way to have fun, network and make a difference in the community. We appreciate everyone who participated!
Congratulations to ALL our winning teams. 
Congratulations to Norm Blandel for receiving the first-ever Frank Mania Award. 
Congratulations Claudio Alvarez Construction on your first place win and Cut 'N Break for taking second! 
Check out our FaceBook page for all the great photos!

Golf Tournament KOBI 
Golf Tournament KOBI / Reaching the Goal! 
Our theme for this year's tournament was "Pick a Decade" and our Tee Hole Sponsors did a great job decorating their tees! 
Redemption Ridge picked the winners and it was a HARD decision to make!  
The honors for best decorated Tees goes to  
1st place: AmeriTitle 
2nd place: First American Title
3rd place: Made in the Shade

Ameritite   First American Title  Made in the Shade  Lipperts  
Umpqua Bank  US Bank    knockout  
Thank you to our Sponsors! 
Evergreen Federal | Umpqua Bank | Parr Lumber | Banner Bank 
Norman Distribution | Knife River | Hoffbuhr & Associates  
Southern Oregon Subaru | US Bank Home Mortgage 
Ferguson's | ReMax Integrity | Made in the Shade 
Legislative Update with Jon Chandler Recap

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The best building industry lobbyist in Oregon, Jon Chandler, made a special visit to Medford for an update about the legislative and regulatory challenges brewing in Salem for the building industry.

A big part of what we do, on your behalf, is advocacy and education with our legislators and regulators. Big changes are coming and will significantly affect how you do business and your bottom line.  Jon gives you the 50 yard line view of the Oregon political field and clarifies complex issues.  Jon also let us know about some big national issues on our radar screen.

Check out Jon's Legislative Updates online at OHBA's website and don't miss Jon when he comes back this fall!

Thank You Jon for all of your hard work! 
Southern Oregon Tour of Homes
Sept. 15-17 & 22-24

What our local Builders are saying about being in the
Southern Oregon Tour of Homes
(Sam Sarich, Travis Snyder, Mark Wickman & Mike Mahar Jr)
Southern Oregon Tour of Homes

Southern Oregon Tour of Homes
The Best Builders. The Best Houses. The Best New Home Event in Southern Oregon!

To request an entry to have a home on the Tour in Sept
or for more info contact

* Limited Space *
Congratulations Cascade Christian High Trap Shooting and coach, Mel Weeks!
Cascade Christian Trap Shooting Team
The new Cascade Christian High School Trap Shooting Team competed every week during their season under the coaching of BASO VP, Mel Weeks.
Their season concluded with Cascade Christian winning the Class A, Division 2 State Championship!
This is an amazing accomplishment for a first year team.
Congratulations Mel Weeks and the Cascade Christian Trap Shooters! 
Is Your CCB License up for renewal? - Good News!
Construction Guy
CCB Toolbox
Required CCB regulatory classes free after July 1
Plus, enjoy a one-time reduction in your license fee
The Oregon Legislature has just completed approving our budget for the 2017-19 biennium. Over the past two years, we worked hard to become more efficient and more responsive in serving the public and the construction industry.
This budget marks a significant change for the Construction Contractors Board.
Beginning July 1, when the new budget takes effect, the CCB will no longer charge continuing education fees to contractors or education providers. In addition, our increased efficiency at the CCB coupled with the stronger
economy has resulted in a budget surplus. Therefore, we are also adopting a temporary (one-time) reduction in the contractor license fee for the duration of the 2017-19 biennium.
From July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2019, the fee for license renewals and new contractor licenses is lowered from $325 to $250. Read more.
Members, you have the first opportunity to advertise in the Tour of Homes Guide!
Our Southern Oregon Tour of Homes is a very popular event and this guide will direct them to the homes on the Tour. The guide will go to thousands of homes in the Rogue Valley - and these are your target clients/customers. There is limited space in this year's guide, so call us today at 541-773-2872 to reserve your ad space.  
Construction Contractors Board Updates
CCB has filed proposed rules to:
  • Create a construction flagging contractor endorsement required by 2015 legislation.
  • Repeal rules for the old dispute resolution process changed by 2011 legislation.
  • Simplify continuing education rules for contractors who hold both residential and commercial endorsements by requiring them to meet the greater commercial requirement and exempting them from the lesser residential requirement.
  • Make continuing education requirements mandatory whenever a license is reactivated after having been inactive.
  • Eliminate the CCB fee of $15 per hour for required laws, regulations and business practice courses, making the required three hours free.
  • Provide a temporary reduction of the CCB license fee from $325 to $250. This is effective from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2019 for new licenses and renewals.
  • Eliminate CCB fees charged to continuing education providers for provider and course approval, and to upload certain courses.
The period of public comment ends on June 15th at 5:00 p.m. For more information about the rule hearing and to see the rule language, visit the CCB website
Next Lead Based Paint Classes:
8-hr INITIAL Lead Based Paint Class
Need to become RRP Certified?
Do you work on structures,pre 1978, where you would be disturbing paint? If so, sign up now for this EPA-Certified class!
8-Hr INITIAL Course:
Date: July 12
Time: 8am-5pm
Location: Medford Library, Carpenter Room
Click here for July 12 Registration Form or call 541-773-2872
Space is limited to register today!  

Cost: $225 for Members and $299 for Non-Members
Qualifies for (5) Series A Credit Hours
4-hr REFRESHER RRP Lead Based Paint Class
Need to renew your RRP Certified?
Original Certificate is good for 5 years. Take the refresher class before your certificate expires.
4-Hr REFRESHER Course:
June 28
Cost: $200 for Members and $275 for Non-Members
Qualifies for (4) Series A Credit Hours
Click here for Registration Form or call 541-773-2872
We must obtain a minimum number of students in order to hold the class.
Unlock The Value of Membership: NAHB
The National Association of Home Builders
exists to serve its members.

NAHB strives to protect the American Dream of housing opportunities for all, while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs and strengthen the nation's economy.
Fighting for housing on major policy issues, providing excellent educational programming, and creating outstanding networking opportunities are just some of the ways that NAHB fulfills that mandate.
And the proof of its success is in the numbers. 
NAHB members will save a total of about $5,950 per housing start in 2017 due to NAHB's advocacy efforts in 2016 and other member benefits.
NAHB urges members to take full advantage of the many resources that it offers. They are designed to help members build a better home, build a better business and work in a positive business environment.
  NAHB's Mission, Value Proposition and Vision Statements.
NAHB Member Discounts
As a benefit of being a member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. All programs, rates and prices are subject to change without notice.
NAHB members can access each program by  downloading an overview of all NAHB discounts including phone numbers and program codes.
Builders Association
We are Southern Oregon's primary resource for  
for the Building Industry
*Provide education to our community & professionals
 *Advocate for Southern Oregon's construction industry
*Motivate public policy for a strong & sustainable community
*We provide comprehensive community outreach services
*We stimulate the economy with industry-leading events
*We support our community by creating policy that keeps construction safe, affordable and sustainable
In This Issue
Upcoming BASO Events
BASO Poker Tournament
Golf Tournament
Tour of Homes
CC's Trap Shooting Team
CCB Updates
Upcoming RRP classes
New & Renewing Members
NAHB Member Discounts
Welcome New Members
Renewing Members
Featured Company
Member Rebate Program
FREE Continuing Ed
Exemptions for Continuing Ed
Contract Us
Quick Links 
OSHA:  Safety Pages
 Jackson County Residential Statistics
Building Permits Issued

Member Benefits


Builders Association  

for May

Terry Buntin 
(541) 776-0032

Gerry Katz
(541) 324-8289

OnTrack, Inc. 
Eric Pemberton
(541) 646-2155

Sal Esquivel
(503) 986-1406

Andrew Bellamy
(541) 476-7075

Southern Oregon Goodwill 
Shae Johns
(541) 772-3300 

for May

American Industrial Door, LLC
Jim Hill
(541) 664-5555

Ashland Lumber
Co. Inc.

Robert Hodgins
(541) 482-1621

Bennington Construction Co.
Brad Bennington
(541) 941-0901

Budge-McHugh Supply Co.
Louis J. Budge
(541) 779-6180

Burning Diode
Matt Boughton
(541) 210-9792

Clason Company, LLC
John Clason
(541) 646-5444

Completely Floored, Inc.
Lesslee Rier
(541) 779-2175

Home Comfort Hearth, Inc.
Mike Kohn
(541) 535-3080

House to Home Gallery
Angie Galpin
(541) 973-2607

In Thee Garden
Dennis Trost
(541) 779-4373

Jahnke Heating
& A/C, Inc.

Glen L. Jahnke
(541) 535-4470

Pacific Electrical Contractors, Inc.
James Hess
(541) 773-7751

Quality Fence Company, Inc.
Rick Dolmage
(541) 664-2281

Snyder Creek Development LLC
Travis Snyder
(541) 621-7918

Vision Homes, Inc.
Mark Wickman
(541) 855-8992

Equipment, Inc.

Bill Cyphers
(541) 830-3966

Windermere/Van Vleet & Assoc., Inc.
John Zupan
(541) 779-6520
Featured Company for June
Parr Lumber  
Parr Lumber Company was established in 1930 by Dwight Parr Sr., in the Pacific Northwest and remains a locally owned family business today. Michael Parr, Brad Farmer, Nancy Cranston, grandchildren of the founder, play active roles within The Parr Company and continue the proud family ownership.
Parr is among the top twenty largest building materials supplier in the nation.
Parr proudly operates 30 facilities in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona, which include pro/retail building material yards, contractor focused facilities, and cabinet outlets.
Parr is the 17th largest building material supplier in the nation, and ranked 26th in the Oregon Business Private 150 list. Parr provides a full array of products including lumber, windows, doors, siding, decking, fencing, tools, and more.
1231 Disk Drive
Medford, OR 97501
Member Rebate Program 

Q2'17 Claim Deadline: 
Friday, August 25th, 2017

Claim for Residential Jobs Completed April 1 through June 30, 2017.
This is a FREE Member Benefit
to Builder
& Remodeler Members of the Oregon HBA

Members, don't leave money on the table!
Online Education FREE to Members!!
Home Builders University  features online courses designed to help professionals in the residential building trades receive industry-specific training, meet continuing education requirements and improve building and business skills.
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NEWS from the CCB: 

Exemptions from continuing education
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As of July 1, this is a summary of all contractors that are now exempt from continuing education. 
This list applies to both residential and commercial contractors.
* Architects (if an owner or officer is a licensed architect)
* Developers
* Engineers (if an owner or officer is a licensed engineer)
* Electricians (if an owner, officer or employee is a licensed electrician)
* Plumbers (if an owner, officer or employee is a licensed plumber)
* Boiler contractors
* Elevator contractors
* Renewable energy contractor
* Pump installation contractors
* Limited sign contractors
* Landscape contractors who are construction contractors
* Home inspectors (must still complete continuing education for the home inspector certification but no longer for the CCB license) `
* Master builders (if actively licensed as such through the Building Codes Division)
UPS discount
2-10 Warranty

Builders Association Southern Oregon
1006 East Jackson St., Medford, OR 97504
Phone: 541-773-2872 Fax: 541-773-1189
Contact Us

Community Outreach and Governmental Affairs

Brad Bennington

Education, Communications and Member Services
Anita Wright

Tour of Homes, Home Show,
Golf Tournament, Events

Jessica Bennington