October 31, 2017
Weekly Update
The Williston Area Builders Association's weekly e-newsletter shares the latest news and the events of the coming week. You also can find information from NDAB and NAHB.
Annual Awards & Membership Meeting
Early registration is now open for the November General Membership Meeting, hosted by McCody Concrete and Windsong Custom Homes

Join us as we present the 2017 BOATY and BEAM Awards and welcome the 2018 Board of Directors!

The meeting will be November 21st from 6pm-8pm, at McCody Concrete, located at 14031 Hwy 2 West in Williston.

Registration starts at 6pm.

Call 701.572.5744 for more information.

Early-Bird Registration Rates (September 16 - November 10)

Are you registered for IBS 2018 in Orlando? Early Bird Registration is available now!

Make sure to save the following dates:

December 19, 2017 - Legislative Social

January 9-11, 2018 - NAHB IBS in Orlando, FL

April 13-14, 2018 - Williston Home & Garden Show
2018 Home & Garden Show Contracts
The 2018 Home & Garden Show will be April 13-14th, 2018 at the Raymond Family Events Center. Be on the lookout for the 2018 contracts to reserve your booth!
October Meeting Recap
WABA held its October GMM last Tuesday at South Ridge Apartments. WABA Board President, Bob Horab updated the membership on all of the latest association news, including, upcoming events, sponsorship opportunities, online membership payment system and more. 

One of the most exciting announcements of the evening was the collaboration between WABA and the City of Williston. We were so fortunate to have City Administrator David Tuan attend and speak to the membership. Mr. Tuan discussed the recent staffing changes within the Building Department and how the City is looking at restructuring the Building Department and Planning/Zoning departments. He also touched on how the City is looking forward to working with the association.
Board Members Wanted
The WABA Board of Directors has an immediate need to fill two vacant seats. If you are interested in making a difference and supporting your fellow members, please contact Jamie at 701.572.5744.

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency

Making housing affordable for all North Dakotans has been the mission of the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) since 1982. In addition to offering a variety of affordable mortgage options, the Agency ensures the continued availability of suitable rental housing for low-income households and focuses on providing for the housing needs of rural communities.


North Dakota Association of Builders

By joining WABA, you automatically become a member of the North Dakota Association of Builders (NDAB) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Your 3-in-1 membership provides you with tremendous networking opportunities, educational opportunities, and more. 


NAHB continues to decry the  House of Representatives’ rejection of a homeownership tax credit  that would include both mortgage interest and property taxes to benefit up to 37 million additional home owners, and has  served notice  that we plan to deploy all necessary resources to ensure that the middle-class tax benefits of homeownership are part of this week’s planned release of a tax reform package...
More News from NAHB
Check out these articles...

The challenge for builders is managing development costs.
 
A return to the strong growth trend seen earlier this year.

OSHA issues interim guidance for inspectors.
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY!
Construction Contracts and Law – Live Online Course (Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st)
Many construction or remodeling companies are too small to hire full-time legal staff, so it's important to understand basic contract law.

This course provides a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations, provide for resolution of disputes and minimize the risk of litigation.

You will learn about mandatory and optional provisions, warranties and arbitration procedures. Special emphasis is given to troubleshooting contracts for detrimental positions.

The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. ET (12-2 p.m. ET)
Registration is open until 3 p.m. CT (2 p.m. CT) on Monday, Nov. 6.

Member Price: $199.00
Nonmember Price: $299.00
Membership has it's privileges... 
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.

Special Discount Offer!
Lowe's has announced a special offer for the next 5 weeks. 

Limited Time 10% + 2% Discount for NAHB Members from Lowe's October 16th through November 17th!

NAHB Members should print out this coupon and save 10% on your Lowe's Account Receivable (LAR) and Lowe's Business Account (LBA).

Visit www.LowesForPros.com/NAHB and register to save an additional 2% off of your LAR or LBA and free delivery on purchases of $500 or more**.

  **Exclusions and standard delivery rules apply, discount taken at time of purchase, see store for details.

If you miss this limited time offer, visit www.LowesForPros.com/NAHB and register to save 5% every day when using Lowe's credit, plus for NAHB members LAR/LBA accounts are both eligible to receive the additional 2% statement discount*.

*Offer is not automatic, see store for details. Terms and conditions apply.
NDAB Rebate Program
Did you know that NDAB has a free Member Rebate program? There are currently 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.

NEW! Builder Classifieds

 WABA Members can now list buy, sell, trade ads in our weekly newsletter for FREE! Please call 701.572.5744 for information or to list an ad!
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10/10/2017 - NEW AD!! Windows and Doors for Sale!
3 windows, $150 each, 36" x 64", single hung.

2 doors, one pictured $15. The other is flat construction door, $5.

Contact Lori Schneider at 763-232-5423 for more information!

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