You are invited to join your fellow home builder members at Dusters Monday October 22 at 6:30 pm for a Meet and Greet with former Columbus Mayor Mike Moser who is a running for the district 22 state legislature seat.

Those attending will order off the Duster's menu and pay individually. Please contact the office at buildcolumbus@gmail.com if you would like to help sponsor the cost of the meal and/or beverages.

Please RSVP by Sunday. We hope to see you there!

Will we see you at Dusters?
2804 13th St, Columbus, NE 68601

10/22/18 6:30pm - 10/22/18 8:30pm

Bringing a guest? Email Diane the total number attending. Please let us know either way if you plan on attending or not.
I'll be there!
I can't make it
Thank you Curtis and Mead Lumber for hosting September's General Membership Meeting. If you weren't able to attend, you missed out on some great food prepared personally by Curtis and his crew! Stop by Mead Lumber sometime soon. They have beautiful kitchen and bathroom displays for you to get ideas from and add to your Christmas list.
2018 Board of Directors

President - Steve Long
Treasurer - Hollie Olk
Past President - Joe Kuehler

Rick Cheloha
Levi Abbott

State Directors
Steve Long (Executive Committee)
Rick Cheloha
Levi Abbott (alternate)
2019 CHBA Officers and Directors
President - Levi Abbott
Vice President - Jerry Nauenburg
Immediate Past President - Steve Long
Treasurer - Hollie Olk
Director - __________________________
Calendar of Events

October 22
General Membership Meeting
Mike Moser
6:30 pm

November 3
CHBA Holiday Party
Husker Watch Party
NE vs Ohio St.
Whiskey Sands Bar
Ramada Inn - Columbus

February 19-21, 2019
Las Vegas
Nebraska Hotel - Mirage

February 22-24
Columbus Home and Builders Show

March 26, 2019
NSHBA Legislative Banquet
Purchase Your Tickets

1st Place: Whole Beef Processed
2nd Place: Whole Hog Processed
3rd Place: Golden Boy .22 Caliber Rifle

The CHBA members who sell the winning tickets receive their annual membership dues paid for one year.

Contact Hollie Olk, Steve Long, Levi Abbott or Diane Jorgenson if you would like to purchase tickets or help to sell the tickets.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Columbus Habitat for Humanity and Skills USA Nebraska.


Beard Warren Heating & A/C
-Tim Warren bwhtg@frontiernet.net

Black Hills Energy

Century 21 Realty Team
-Kim Hoefer kim@callkim.com

Columbus Bank & Trust
-Michelle McMillan mmcmillan@colbank.com

Columbus Plumbing
-Terry Douglas colplumb@frontiernet.net

Columbus Telegram
-Vincent LaBoy vincent.laboy@lee.net

Columbus United Federal Credit Union
-Brian Christensen brian@bankingwithyou.com

Copper Care Wood Preservatives, Inc.
-Levi Abbott sales@coppercare.com

Dubas Refrigeration, Inc

Ernst Auto Center/Ernst Toyota
-Abbi Hellbusch abbih@ernstauto.com

Gehring Construction & Ready Mix
-Merlin Gehring merling@gehringconcrete.com

Gerhold Concrete

Great Plains Building Supply Co.
-Tony Bahr tony@gpbsco.com

Home Real Estate

Loup Power District
-Rick Cheloha rjchelo@loup.com

Mead Lumber Co.
-Curtis Loosvelt cloosve@meadlumber.com

Mueller & Schoepf Drywall
-Wayne Mueller msdrywall@gpcom.net

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
-Tim Kenny tim.kenny@nifa.org

NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska
-Rena Beran renab@nwnen.org

Obrist Construction

Pella Windows

Pinnacle Bank

Platte Valley Precast, Inc

Preferred Plumbing

Preister Well & Backhoe
-Gary Preister preisterwell@hotmail.com

Schumacher,Smejkal,Brockhaus,&Herley P.C.
-Scott Smejkal scott.s@gotcpas.com


Window World

member pic

A & A Builders
-Ken Armstrong aabuilders615@gmail.com

B-D Construction

Ebner Siding & Construction
-Dave Ebner debner@neb.rr.com

Granville Custom Homes Inc.
-Steven Ramaekers sheila@granville-homes.com

Korte Construction, Inc
-Wendall Korte klkorte@megavision.com

Kuehler Construction
-Joe Kuehler kuehler@megavision.com

Steve Long Construction

Woerth Construction Co.
-Mike Woerth mwoerth72@gmail.com
*If you don't see your name on the member list or the listed email is wrong, please contact Diane at
Builder Members:   Builders  are the heart and soul of the home builders associations.  Builder members  are directly involved in building homes. They include small-volume  builders , production builders , light commercial  builders  and remodelers.

Associate Members:   Associate members  provide products or services to home builders. They sell lumber, windows, appliances, etc. or offer services such as mortgage finance. 

Affiliate Members: Affiliates enable the employees of builder and associate members to reap the rewards of NAHB/NSHBA/CHBA membership at a fraction of the cost.

NAHB Member Statistics
  • Number of NAHB members - 140,000
  • Builder members - 32%
  • Associate members - 68%
  • New homes constructed in the U.S. each year that are built by NAHB members - 80%
  • NAHB celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2017
  • NAHB members will save an estimated $7,500 per housing start in 2018 due to NAHB's advocacy efforts in 2017 and other select member benefits.
Member Events
Husker Watch Holiday Party
November 3
Whiskey Sands - Ramada Inn
Our 2nd Annual Husker Watch Holiday Party will be Saturday November 3 at Whiskey Sands Bar in the Ramada Inn. We will be getting together to celebrate the upcoming holidays while cheering on the Huskers hoping for their first win of the season while playing Ohio St.(Do you believe in miracles?) Game time is yet to be determined so we will let you know when we know.
  • White Elephant Gift Exchange
  • Shuffle Board Tournament
  • Prizes handed out throughout the game
Fall Prevention Training Class
December 5
8 am - 12:30 pm
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Cost - FREE
(members and nonmembers alike)

Class size is limited so register soon!

Columbus Home and Builders Show
February 22-24, 2019

The Columbus Home & Builders Show will be February 22-24, 2019. Sponsored by the Columbus Home Builders Association (CHBA), the Columbus Home & Builders Show is a fundraiser for the association and its CHBA Scholarship & Education Fund that provides scholarships to area graduating seniors who are pursuing the construction trades, donations to construction industry student programs, and sponsorships to students involved with SkillsUSA.
Legislative Banquet
March 26, 2019
Wilderness Ridge
Lincoln, NE

Meet your senators! Your voice is IMPORTANT and must be heard.
Member Benefits
NAHB Discounts
MEMBERS PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE DISCOUNTS! Click on the Pocket of Savings to learn more about the discounts all members of CHBA can receive. (You must be able to access the NAHB website and know your PIN number in order to take advantage of the GM discount). Call or email Diane if you have any questions. buildcolumbus@gmail.com.
When your business calls for more hauling power, you need a vehicle that can handle the job as well as the road. And with a long-lasting Ram Truck, you can be confident that you have the capability to conquer any challenge.

Your $500 NAHB Member Benefit Discount is stackable with other great offers during Commercial Truck Season. See your dealer or Ramtrucks.com/commercial for more information.
With the FCA US vehicle allowance, members, their employees and household family members, are eligible for a $500 cash allowance toward the purchase or lease of a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or FIAT vehicles. This extra benefit is stackable with most national and local offers, increasing your ability to save! Visit the FCA page nahb.org/fca to learn more about this program and to access your Proof of Membership Form. Please note, only named NAHB members of record are able to access and print eligibility forms for their employees and family.
Over 37,000 NAHB members are taking advantage of the strategic alliance with Houzz to showcase their work, reach new clients, and save or earn on the 10 million products on Houzz.
Member Benefits include:
  • Instant approval to the Houzz Trade Program giving you trade-only discounts up to 50% on vanities, tile, hardware, plumbing fixtures, and more.
  • Free access to a dedicated account manager that can help you with design, product sourcing, and order management.
  • Special pricing on local advertising to reach homeowners in your area that are looking for your services.
Learn more at houzz.com/nahbmembers.
Amazon Business is a marketplace that combines the selection, convenience and value customers have come to know and love from Amazon, with new features and unique benefits tailored to the needs of businesses. Amazon Business provides easy access to hundreds of millions of products—everything from tools and home improvement supplies to stocking up your office.
Together, Amazon Business and NAHB give you:
  • Increased visibility and control by consolidating multiple users into one account
  • Discounted prices just for businesses on millions of products across Amazon : IBS Hot Products, Seasonal Categories, Smart Home Technology and more!
  • Business access to Amazon's world-class fulfillment capabilities
  • Quantity discounts on multi-unit purchases on millions of products
  • Convenient Shipping options, including Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping with Business Prime Shipping
Create your free account at amazon.com/nahb.
3-in-1 Membership
Home Builders Association
Join CHBA Today!- Feel free to forward CHBA's Newsletters to friends and business contacts who are interested in joining our association. Bring those interested to a General Membership Meeting and let them see first hand what our association is all about. 

They can also click on the above "Join CHBA Today" link which should take them to the membership application they can print off and return with the application fee. Be sure to add your name at the bottom of the application next to "Sponsor" so that you can begin earning Spike credits through NAHB.

City of Columbus - Building Department Report
Nebraska State
Home Builders Association

OSHA Training and Updates - Your state and local HBA's are partnering together to bring you the OSHA training that your business and your employees need.

Coming soon - Insurance Program offering Life, Vision and Dental. DON'T FORGET TO RETURN YOUR CENSUS FORM. All members of CHBA should have received an email with the census form attached.

NSHBA Rebate Program - Nebraska State Home Builders is participating in a nationwide member rebate program. This is a state program and is in addition to your NAHB Member Advantage program. It is a free member benefit through your state association. The program is open to all Builder and Remodeler members. Over 50 manufacturers are already on board. Register, submit your rebate claim and receive a rebate check. Log on to NSHBArebates.com to register and see what manufacturers are participating.
National Association of
Home Builders
2019 International Builders Show

E-Learning: Webinars and Online Courses - 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.

CHBA is here for the people of Columbus. Between sponsorships, donations, and physical labor we work hard to complete the vision and purpose that the leaders of our great city of Columbus have. Below are images of just a few of CHBA's recent projects and events that we've been involved with. 
Columbus Ice Sponsor
Annual Habitat for Humanity Build
Columbus Days
Can you imagine a world without the automobile, the telephone or the computer? Innovation is impossible without the ability to dream and discover. The inventors of tomorrow are today's dreamers. Columbus Public Schools STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Academy wants to help them branch out and grow roots in their career. STEM fosters creativity and innovative thinking and teaches students to become problem-solvers.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.
Diane Jorgenson | Columbus Home Builders Association |