The Digital Magazine of the Fairfield County HBRA IN THIS ISSUE UPCOMING New Member Spotlight Yankee Game Article October GMM Article Luxury Home Tour Reveal NOVEMBER GMM November 2, 2016 THE HOBIs November 16, 2016

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-17 OFFICERS President Vice-President Chris Steiner Steiner, Inc. Sr. Vice-President Anthony DeRosa DeRosa Builders Kim DiMatteo The DiMatteo Group Secretary/Treasurer Michael Church William Pitt Sotheby's Immediate Past President Peter Gaboriault Bear Paw Builders 2016-17 DIRECTORS Peter Battaglio Max Bender Steve Berko Ken DeLeo John Hertz Brian Kurtz Rob Michaud Steven Roth Alex Shook Michael Wood HBRA Staff Gina Calabro Executive Officer Clare Michalak Marketing Coordinator HBRA of Fairfield County 2228 Black Rock Turnpike Suite 307 Fairfield, CT 06825 203-335-7008 hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com www. buildfairfieldcounty.com Hocon Gas Bender Supply Four Square Build & Design Doherty & DeLeo Hertz Construction Interstate Lumber The Michaud Group Elevator Service Company Pella Commercial Wood Builders LIFE DIRECTORS Joanne Carroll Jerry Effren Gary Fanali Peter Fusaro Maureen Hanley Andrew La Sala Jr. Michael Palumbo Nick Yanicelli Want to advertise? Contact the office for more information and rates. MC Resources The Greyrock Companies City Carting Preferred Builders United Bank Cannondale Building & Design ERI Building & Design Susquehanna Enterprises 2 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

HBRA VIP CIRCLE gas Thank you to the following VIP Associate Members for their support in 2016. Due to their generosity the Association greatly benefits - from developing new events and educational opportunities for the membership, to keeping our lights on! October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 3

CONTENTS: October 2016 LETTER FROM THE CEO UPCOMING EVENTS NEW MEMBERS ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT GMM AT GIOVANNIS YANKEE GAME THE HOBI AWARDS MEMBER NEWS CONGRATS PETE FUSARO p.6 p.7 p.8 p.10 p.12 p.14 p.16 p.20 WELCOME CLARE MICHALAK p.20 CONGRATS CHRIS & KATE p.21 BUILDER NEWS TOP WORKFORCE CHALLENGE p.22 GREEN BUILDING PRODUCTS p.22 DATA:THE NEXT FRONTIER THE DOTTED LINE HOME AUTOMATION NAHB CENTURY HOMES CLOUD BASED CONSTRUCTION MEMBER BENEFITS HOUSE OF THE YEAR ADVERTISING/SPONSOR PAGES VIP Circle DiMatteo Group United Bank Ridgefield Supply HOBI's HOCON Gas Interstate Lumber Wright Tech Fairfield County Bank Elevator Service Company East Haven Builders Supply Luxury Home Tour Fairfield Family Physicians Ring's End 4 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016 p.23 p.23 p.24 p.24 p.25 p.28 p.30 p.3 p.5 p.5 p.9 p.16 p.17 p.17 p.18 p.19 p.21 p.23 p.25 p.31 p.32

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HB RA Home Builders & Remodelers Assn. Fairfi eld County Dear HBRA Members, The leaves are changing signaling another season already underway. The office has been busy with new projects , new events and new educational seminars. This issue is jam packed with info on past events we hope you attended to information that will save you money and help you in your business. I wanted to thank everyone who attended the Yankee vs. Red Sox Game and pre-game dinner on Arthur Avenue on September 29th. The event was sponsored by City Carting, United Bank and William Pitt Sotheby's and the 78 who attended had a fabulous time! Peter Gioia from the CT Business and Industry Association (CBIA) gave the members and guests attending some food for thought at the October General Membership Meeting at Giovanni's in Darien on October 5th. Special thanks to United Bank for sponsoring and to Frank Webb's Bath Centers for the lovely Raffle basket. I had a wonderful opportunity to meet with the Assistant Principal, Dean of Students and a Carpentry Instructor at the Wright Technical School on Stamford. This High School underwent a $90 million renovation and now educates students from 9 towns in Fairfield County. Please be sure to read the article about the school and help support them-- these are the next generation skilled laborers that will be so important to the building industry. I happy to welcome a new staff member, Clare Michalak to the HBRA. Clare will be handling all of our marketing and graphics including this magazine. As you can see changes are already happening. Last, but certainly not least we are busily working on the 2017 Luxury Home Tour. Thanks to the 21 HBRA members who stepped up to be part of the is ground-breaking event! Applications to enter and additional information will be forthcoming - keep a lookout in your e-mail boxes! As always, if you have any questions, please call the office or e-mail us at hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com! Best, A Message from the Executive Officer Gina Calabro gina@buildfairfieldcounty.com “Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.” --Theodore Roosevelt 6 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

October 27 & 28, 2016 OSHA 10 Hour Construction 7:45am-2:00pm Rings End Educational Center 160 Avon Street, Stratford $30 - Members $60 - Non-members Click Here to Register November 2, 2016 General Membership Meeting Closet & Storage Concepts 356 Ely Ave, Norwalk 6:00pm - 9:00pm $20 - Members $40/ Non- Members Click Here to Register November 16, 2016 2016 HOBI Awards Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville Details to Follow Click Here to Register Upcoming Committee Meetings Associate Council Tues November 8, 2016 4:00pm HBRA Office Upcoming Luxury Home Tour Meetings Application Committee Tues Oct 25 2016, 9:00am HBRA Office October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 7

New members Welcome to the newest members of HBRA of Fairfield County! Go to www.buildfairfieldcounty.com for their contact info. Kim Conte Fairfield Home and Garden Company After 75 years, Fairfield House & Garden is a leader in the interior and exterior construction field in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Our team's values are based on integrity and high quality workmanship. Every stone, planting, wall, and everything in between comes with precision and care for the detail as well as the project as a whole. Our construction is our art. Dana Drugo Daigle & Travers Insurance Agency Daigle & Travers Insurance is one of the most respected independent insurance agencies in southwestern Connecticut for home insurance, auto insurance, business insurance, umbrella liability insurance, boat insurance, equine insurance, data breach, cyber liability, employee benefits coverage and more. Steven Mueller Quibus LLC Quibus Builders & Construction Managers, LLC is an independent business located in Greenwich, Connecticut. For the past six years, Quibus has provided quality building and construction management solutions to the greater Fairfield County region. Amy Zeppelin Twelve Development LLC Twelve Development is a boutique custom home builder, dedicated to providing clients with superior craftsmanship combined with personal attention and service. Discerning home owners choose Twelve Development for our unsurpassed quality, value, attention to detail and knowledge of the unique and ever changing Greenwich market. 8 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

Frank Pompa Pompa Development and Construction LLC Specializing in Quality Built Custom Homes and Renovation Kevin B. Keenan Southview Builders LLC Serving the Building and Remodeling needs of Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield for 25 years. Includes general contracting, construction management, additions, new construction, remodeling, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, property maintenance, light excavation and other services Gilson Fine Homes Tim Gilson Gilson Fine Homes Welcome Gilson Fine Homes! 29 Prospect St., Ridgefield CT 203.438.2626 www.ridgefieldsupply.com • Mon-Fri. 7-5 Sat. 8-4 Closed Sundays worryproof. timeproof. When you’re building a new home, time-tested Andersen® 400 Series windows and patio doors deliver the worry-free performance you want. With their durability, weathertight fit and overall quality craftsmanship, it’s easy to see why builders use Andersen windows and patio doors more than any other product on the market. Why choose anything else? “ENERGY STAR” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Andersen” and all other marks where denoted are trademarks of Andersen Corporation. ©2014 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved. October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 9

Septembe Ron Mickiewicz As one of the leading insulation contractors in Connecticut, we know the value of energy efficiency. Our professional crews have years of experience evaluating, upgrading, and improving any home. We work in affiliation with state licensed auditors, Eversource, United Illuminating, Southern CT Gas, and local municipal Rebate Programs to help you find the best savings and plans to fit your home and your budget. Karen Bradbury Karen Bradbury is the Owner and Design Director of Closet & Storage Concepts, a home organization franchise that has been creating custom storage solutions for closet storage, mud room, pantry, laundry room, garage, home office and more for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on the ability to listen to the client and determine their specific needs. Serving our customers is the number one goal of Closet & Storage Concepts. Ed Rekos Ridgefield Supply employs some of the most knowledgeable & talented individuals in the industry. Many have been employed with them for over 20 years. Not only will you find the staff courteous and professional they will assist with expert advice for any size project. Knowledge & expertise translate into significant overall construction savings by reducing material costs and limiting job site delays Rich Greenawalt Providing a wider range of products and services to Home Builders and Remodelers than other local lumberyards, Oxford Lumber is ready to join your building team. From framing materials up to the shingles on the roof, and everything in between such as engineered roof trusses, doors, windows, millwork, drywall and cabinetry; one-stop shopping with our experts will save time and money. 10 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

er spotlight Don Lindars Don Lindars has been with The Brothers that just do Gutters for 3 years, occupying roles in both sales and business development. The Brothers that just do Gutters began in 1999 when Ken Parsons had left the teaching industry and decided to start his own gutter company under the name Waterfall Seamless Gutters. Johnathan Redwood Dimensions in Glass is a Fairfield-based company that specializes in creating exclusive glass solutions for frameless glass shower door enclosures, mirrors, shelving, storefronts and custom glass installations. The company's founder, Jonathan Redwood, started Dimensions in Glass in 1988, focusing on glass shower doors and bath enclosures. Bill Janhonen Bill Janhonen is a well-known member of the HBRA of Fairfield County having lectured at several membership meetings and has provided several classes on high performance building to our members. Bill is a certified instructor for NAHB, HERS Rater, Certified Green Professional, LEED Accredited Professional, Energy Star verifier, Level I Thermographer and a Broker in Connecticut, New York and North Carolina. Scott Cronin & John Czel Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services LLC (FCBI) has a long history serving the risk management and insurance needs of the construction industry in CT & NY. Services include insurance program design & brokerage, claims advocacy and risk control services. October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 11

OCTOBER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Peter Gioia from CBIA speaks to the membership on the future of the CT Economy 12 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

O ver 100 HBRA members and guests attended the October 5th General Membership Meeting at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's and sponsored by United Bank. The evening's speaker was Peter Gioia, Chief Economist with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). Mr. Gioia was honest and forthright in his assessment of CT - job growth is stubbornly slow as Connecticut's only recovered eight jobs for every 10 lost during the 2008-2010 recession. And as he stated, "And there finally seems to be widespread recognition that the lion's share of new jobs are not as highpaying as the ones they're replacing." Our membership concurred as this has impacted residential building in Fairfield County. His message that evening was clear: Connecticut needs to find a solution that starts with NO anti-business legislation, NO new taxes-better yet, tax cuts for investment and good job creation and a welcome to business growth. Before questions came from the group, he closed with it was all of our duty to make sure the state legislators elected in November are pro-business and pro-job creation, otherwise the surrounding states will continue to take our corporate base (as they have in the last year) causing even more of an exodus of CT residents. The evening was capped off with two drawings. One for the Membership raffle - the winning name was not present so the November drawing will be for $500. The other was a beautiful basket supplied by Frank Webb's Bath Center won by Dan Harris of Reynolds and Rowella, LLP. Peter Gioia's blog: The Gioia Report can be found at https://www.cbia.com/news/category/ gioia-report/ October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 13

HBRA Night at the Yankee's W e could not have asked for a better night for our 3rd Annual HBRA Night at the Yankees. Seventy-eight members and guests piled into 2 charter buses that included pre-dinner wine, beer and appetizers and then enjoyed dinner at Pasquale's Rigoletto on Arthur Avenue. The food was delicious and the group lively, ready for a rival match-up of the NY Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Each attendee also received a NY Yankees Cap compliments of the HBRA Group Sales Rep for the Yankees. The Bronx Bombers did not disappoint as they trounced the Red Sox 5-1 (sorry all of you Red Sox fans!) Special thanks to the event sponsors, City Carting and Recycling, United Bank and William Pitt Sotheby's. It was another spectacular event - you won't want to miss it next year! 14 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

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The HOBI Awards November 16, 2016 5:30-9:30 PM Aqua Turf Country Club, Southington, CT Winners will be announced shortly! Do not miss out on the opportunity to get tickets for the 2016 HOBI Awards EARLY registration is strongly recommended Please download the registration form. All registrations & table arrangements must be made directly through the HBRA of CT. Tickets: with pre-registration and pre-payment received by October 31, 2016 $750 for a table of ten $900 for a table of twelve (limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.) $80.00 per person Tickets after November 1, 2016: $90.00 per person With no table discounts, and reserved tables cannot be guaranteed. *Cancellations within 24 hours of event can not be refunded. No shows will be billed. Dinner Selections: Prime Rib, Shrimp Scampi (served over risotto), Chicken Kathryn (breaded and baked with a white wine sauce), Vegetarian selection: Eggplant Parmesan. Special dietary needs can be accommodated please see the registration form. Open bar will be offered from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. 16 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

Propane and Natural Gas Products! Connecticut’s largest family owned Propane company with over 350,000 gallons of storage, HOCON GAS has a reputation for delivering propane energy and industry expertise for more than 60 years! Pete “Propane Pete” Battaglio with over 33 years of experience Sr. Regional Sales Manager Hocon Gas, Inc. • 6 Armstrong Road Shelton, CT 06484 Office: 203.402.7800 • Fax: 203.944.0300 Cell: 203.343.2199 Email: pbattaglio@hocongas.com www.hocongas.com NORWALK 33 Rockland Rd. (203) 853-1500 WATERBURY 20 Railroad Hill St. (203) 754-7601 GUILFORD 736 Boston Post Rd. (203) 458-2790 DANBURY 86 Payne Rd. (203) 744-4000 TORRINGTON 2407 Winsted Rd. (860) 626-0900 Copyright © Hocon • HOD#726-30 3 3 3 3 3 Beautiful Low maintenance Resist mold, mildew Limited Lifetime Warranty Fade and Stain Warranty BUILD YOUR DREAM DECK Locations in Greenwich, Stamford, Bethel, Newtown CT & Shrub Oak, NY Call Us at 1-888-499-8889 or visit InterstateLumber.com October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 17

12:00 – 2:00 (Followed by the CTEAC Meetings!) A great opportunity to speak with future employees! Make important connections! Spread the word and invite your colleagues to join us as well! SAVE THE 11 / 3 / 2016 WRIGHT TECH CAREER FAIR Volunteers Needed From The Following Professions For Our Fair: Carpentry, Information Systems Technology, Culinary, Hospitality, Electrical, Plumbing, Health Technology, Digital Media, Facilities Management and Automotive. DATE: To RSVP call Dean of Students Justin Cosell at 203-674-5846 Or email justin.cosell@ct.gov J. M. WRIGHT TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 120 Bridge Street Stamford, CT 06905 http://www.cttech.org/wright/ WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! 18 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

Financing some of the top builders in Fairfield County. People you trust, service you expect, and products to fit your financial needs. • Construction Financing • Commercial Mortgages • Term Loans • Revolving Lines of Credit Virginia Turnbull Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending (203) 431-7465 Virginia.Turnbull@fairfieldcountybank.com For more information, contact one of our lenders today! Patrick McNamara Allison Knapp Senior Vice President, Team Leader-Southern Division, Commercial Lending (203) 319-7021 Allison.Knapp@fairfieldcountybank.com Construction Officer, Commercial Lending (203) 431-7542 Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfieldcountybank.com 877.431.7431 • www.fairfieldcountybank.com NMLS ID #516624 EQUAL HOUSING L E ND E R MEMBER FDIC October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 19

mEMBER NEWS Congratulations to the 2017 Incoming State Chairman Congratulations to Peter Fusaro on his election to Chairman of the Board of the state HBRA association at the September HBRACT board meeting. As founder and President of Preferred Builders Inc. and Vice President of Green Built Connecticut, Peter Fusaro is no stranger to the building industry where he has been building for the past 27 years. Preferred Builders Inc. is a general contractor specializing in new home construction, high performance home construction, and energy efficient and green building, and is dedicated to building quality homes throughout Fairfield County. Peter is a Past President and current Life Director of the Fairfield County HBRA as well as a NAHB Director. We wish Peter all the best in his upcoming role and thank him for his continued service to the Home Builders and Remodelers Association. He will be installed and assume his duties as Chairman in January 2017. Welcome Clare Michalak We are happy to welcome Clare Michalak to the HBRA staff as the new Marketing and Graphics Coordinator. Clare is a 2016 graduate from Quinnipiac University with a B.A. in English and Interactive Digital Design She was active with Quinnipiac Theatre for Community as an Assistant Stage Manager, Costumer, Props Coordinator, and the 2016 New Play Festival performed at Abingdon Theater in NYC Clare is passionate about both written and visual communication that we will sure to see in this publication and future ones as well. Be sure to welcome Clare if you call the office or stop by! 20 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO HBRA President Chris Steiner and his wife Kate on their new arrival Amelia Margaret Steiner n Born October 13, 2016 6lbs 8oz Welcome to our newest HBRA member Specializing In: Residential Elevators | Commercial Elevators | Construction Hoists Limited Use Limited Application Elevators (LULA) Vertical Platform Lifts | Inclined Lifts | Stair Lifts Dumbwaiters | Material Lifts (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors) And all other associated Vertical Transportation Equipment Serving: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Eastern New York 203-757-5000 47 Water St. Torrington, CT 06790 www.ElevatorServiceCo.com CT Lic.# ELV. 400105 R1 - RI Lic. # 21 MA Lic.# EC-000093 Providing not one, but ALL Major Manufacturer’s Equipment October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 21 n

builder NEWS The Construction Industry's Top Workforce Challenge - And 3 Potential Solutions By Emily Peiffer | Oct. 12, 2016 The labor shortage continues to dominate the list of concerns for construction companies. During the Great Recession, the industry lost more than 40% of its work force, cutting nearly 2.3 million jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even though the economy has rebounded in recent years, a significant portion of those lost workers have not returned to construction. Firms are also struggling to attract millennial workers to careers in the trades that the aging workforce will soon leave behind. During the Construction Management Association of America's National Conference & Trade Show in San Diego this week, industry experts explored the current state of the sector's workforce problems, as well as ideas for how to tackle the challenge. Story continues at Read More The Top 10 Green Building Products for 2017 By Emily Peiffer | Oct. 6, 2016 The green building market is teeming with manufacturers seeking to develop products and materials that reduce a building's overall embodied energy while standing up to stringent performance criteria - all in the hopes of helping to create a more sustainable construction industry. During the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held this week in Los Angeles, hundreds of companies sought to connect with major stakeholders in the green space. To help break through the noise of the stream of manufacturers, Brent Ehrlich, a products and materials specialist for publishing company BuildingGreen, announced its annual list of predictions for the green products likely to have the most significant impact on the market in the coming year. From composting toilets to electric lawn mowers, BuildingGreen's list offers a forecast for what's on the horizon in the rapidly evolving green building industry. "Although toilets are now more efficient than ever, there is -more to waste than water," Ehrlich said. Currently, human waste is often mixed with toxic industrial waste or stormwater streams, leading to additional energy and water required to treat the waste. Read More 22 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

Data:The Next Frontier in the Green Building Movement By Emily Peiffer | Oct. 7, 2016 After struggling for years to capture the attention of owners, developers and investors, the green building movement has taken off and no longer needs to work as hard to convince industry stakeholders of the benefits of sustainable construction. But as the movement seeks to tackle trillions of square feet of global real estate assets, decision-makers are turning their attention to the hard data associated with building green. I In the past, sustainable construction advocates had to rely largely on anecdotal and case-by-case evidence of the benefits of green building. Today, certification organizations and improving technology are contributing to the next, more sophisticated stage of the movement - one driven by data and the ability to share it with project stakeholders. Read More The Dotted Line: 5 Of The Most Commonly Misinterpreted Terms In Construction Contracts By Kim Slowey | Oct. 4, 2016 The following is the 10th installment of Construction Dive's "The Dotted Line" series, which takes an in-depth look at different construction contract types each month with expert input. People are fallible, and misunderstandings are a part of life. Construction work is no exception. However, when it comes to construction contracts, time and money are at stake. Read More ANNOUNCING the arrival of our new 8-story BOOMTRUCK CONNECTICUT - East Haven - Manchester - Newtown SANDY HOOK - 2 Turnberry Lane - 203-426-0030 NEW YORK - Millwood • Mold / Mildew Resistant Board • Fire Rated Board • ½” Light Weight Board • Exterior Sheathing • Metal Studs • Acoustical Ceiling Tile October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 23

builder NEWS Home Automation Battle Planthink 'Lifestyle Impact' To Maximize Your Home-Selling Advantage Brought to you by NEST Is there anything a smartphone app can't control? Not much, it seems. Today a smartphone tap or a swipe can summon most anything, from the next meal to a new home or apartment deal. That kind of functionality is often taken for granted. No wonder a prospective home buyer might expect it from a new home. Perhaps you're already offering some home automation features. But that still leaves the question of which operating system to bet on. Do you side with devices controlled by iOS or Android smartphone apps? Which side will prevail? Read More NAHB: Today's homes will last for a century - at least Hallie Busta | Oct. 18, 2016 Dive Brief:Of the 132.42 million homes in the U.S. in 2011, 98.8% were still standing in 2013, according to a 2016 report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Based on data from the American Housing Survey, the report found that most homes were lost due to demolition and disaster, becoming damaged or condemned, being put to non-residential use, moved (in the case of mobile homes) or being converted or merged with another unit. Between 2011 and 2013, 1.567 million housing units were classified lost, or 0.59% annually. Dive Insight: hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com In its analysis of the HUD data, the National Association of Home Builders noted that the likelihood of a home falling out of use depends in great part on typology. Because they can be more easily moved from their original location, mobile homes are more likely to be labeled lost than single-family detached homes, for example. Of the 1.567 million units lost between 2011 and 2013, fewer than half were single-family detached, at a rate of 0.45% annually. A home's age is also a factor. Homes built before 1950 are today lost at almost double the rate of homes built in the 1990s, due primarily to the age and viability of the structure. This suggests that half of the homes built after 1950 will be standing in 66 years, the NAHB explained, and that homes built today will have similar longevity. Read More 24 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

5 Reasons to adopt cloud-based construction document sharing Karl Sorensen | Sept. 27, 2016 As tablets continue to replace jobsite laptops and as smart devices shrink to fit even the smallest shirt pockets, project teams have reached unprecedented levels of mobility and interconnectivity. For nearly a decade, mobile phones have been providing far more than just voice dial connections, offering functionality that rivals most desktop computers; file sharing, email exchange and internet access, to name a few. Despite astonishing advancements in mobile technology, however, the built environment remains committed to traditional practices to meet project objectives. Read More e NEW EVENT FOR 2017 Luxury Home Tour April 21-23, 2017 April 28-30, 2017 STAY TUNED FOR DETAI LS October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 25 e e e

SEMINAR SESSIONS ICF and Building Code Changes 2016 On September 20th, the HBRA offered a look into the world of ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) with a special presentation by Leigh Overland of Leigh Overland Architect. Attendees learned more about the advantages of ICF that offer 50%-70% savings in energy consumption and costs. These hollow foam blocks are stacked into the shape of the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar, filled with concrete and then brick, stucco, rock, or siding is attached to the outside. On the inside plumbing and electrical are run through the foam itself after the walls are poured. Drywall is attached to the inside, then finished with trim, flooring, and other finishes. In the end a home looks like any other, but performs 1,000% better. Thanks to Leigh and to Ring's End for hosting this fact- filled seminar. 26 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

Over 90 HBRA members, guests, and building officials attended either of the two October seminars on the 2016 Building Code Changes at the Ring's End Educational Center in Stratford. Milton Gregory (Greg) Grew, AIA offered an excellent commentary on the new and amended IRC building codes that were effective on October 1st. Greg has over 30 years experience in the design and construction industry. He is licensed as a building official, interior designer, home inspector, EPA certified renovator, home improvement contractor, and new home construction contractor, which gave the attendees a well-rounded building industry perspective. Thanks to Greg for his detailed presentation and to Ring's End for hosting both the breakfast and dinner seminars. October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 27

member benefits NAHB Member Advantage Discounts NAHB Member Advantage gives members an easy way to reduce expenses, maximize profits and increase efficiency. Through agreements with leading national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family. In the past year, members have saved over $17M through Member Advantage. For the most up-to-date information about which companies are offering discounts as well as detailed information on how to access the savings, please visit www. nahb.org/ma Don't Miss FCA and Ram Commercial Truck Season FCA US LLC and Ram Commercial are pleased to announce the return of Fall Commercial Truck Season. HBA members can take advantage of high-dollar purchase and lease incentives to reduce the cost of vehicles like the Ram 1500, Ram 3500 and Ram ProMaster. When your business calls for more hauling power, you need a vehicle that can handle the job as well as the road. NAHB Members Benefit with Houzz 25,000+ NAHB members are taking advantage of the strategic alliance with Houzz to showcase their work, build their brand, and reach new clients. Are you? NAHB Member Benefits Include: Free access to Houzz Concierge Service for one-on-one support Exclusive discounts on local advertising to reach homeowners in your area Shop Houzz product discounts for you and your clients Create your professional profile today or learn more at houzz.com/nahbmembers. TransFirst: Accept Credit Card Payments Anywhere. TransFirst is one of the nation's leading providers of payment processing services. At TransFirst, our commitment is to provide you with the best possible rates, education and customer service available. TransFirst offers complete payment solutions with proven savings of 16% per year average. Web/mobile tools, credit card and eCheck processing, check services and more. Free Savings Analysis for members. 28 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016 GEICO: Great Savings. Great Service. Selecting an insurance company to protect your assets is very important to you. After all, you have worked your whole life to obtain them. NAHB and GEICO are here to help. GEICO has over 75 years of industry experience and understands what you need from your insurer.

How to Register: Visit www.mynpp.com, select Company, then Construction, then Residential. Select HB&RA - Home Builders and Remodelers Associations from the dropdown menu, complete the enrollment and START SAVING! ELaVoN Office depot Today's customers want you to accept payments a number of ways in store, online, over the phone, or through a mobile wallet. Elavon offers a simple, cost effective payment processing program, backed by the highest standard of customer service. With more than 16,000 in-stock office supply products; Office Depot has an extensive variety of products and services that enables them to serve the needs of all NPP members nationwide. Office Depot is committed as a company to fulfill all of your office and facility needs with quality name brand and private label products and solutions. Office Depot's everyday Office Supply Assortment includes: • Computer Supplies & Toners • Paper Products • Janitorial/Cleaning Supplies • Kitchen/Breakroom Supplies • Coffee/Brewer Services • Ergonomic Products/Programs • Recycled/Environmental Products • Contract Furniture Services • Stamps, Nameplates & Engraving • Web-based Printed Stationary Program(business cards, stationary) • Custom Print Centers 1,800+ Retail Stores(willcall copy service) dental plans Dental savings plans provide 10-60% off dental procedures from routine care to dental emergencies. Choose from 40 different plans from healthcare brands like Cigna, Aetna, and more. Plans cover more than 100,000 dentists nationwide. • Technology Division(Tech Depot) with access to 100,000+ tech products • On-demand web-based Copy Service • On-line Company Stores Ad Specialty/Promotional Program • Managed Print Services.Auto Replenishment October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 29

HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT, INC. 3 Regency Drive, Suite 204, Bloomfield, CT 06002 Tel: 860-216-5858 Fax: 860-206-8954 Web: www.hbact.org 2016 HOUSE OF THE YEAR The HBRA of CT’s 2016 House of the Year is a project that benefits both the industry we serve and the association’s advocacy efforts. Owned by the HBRA of CT and built by Sunlight Construction, Inc. under a construction management agreement with the HBRA of CT, the 2016 House of the Year will be a 3,600 sq.ft. home in an existing community of completed homes in Avon, CT. The HBRA’s home is being built under the new 2016 State Building Code, effective 10-1-16, even though the permit issuance would allow construction under the prior code. The association will hold one or more events at the site to demonstrate to HBRA members how to comply with the new code, serving our important mission to inform and educate members. The home will be marketed for sale from the onset of construction and will be listed on the MLS at $819,900. Upon the closing of the sale, the net proceeds will also benefit the advocacy mission of the HBRA of CT, with half of the net proceeds to be dedicated to the association’s Housing Defense Fund (HDF) (see more info on the HDF at: http://www.hbact.org/HDF). The HBRA of CT’s House of the year program is a win-win-win for all involved, the association, the builder and the many subcontractors and vendors who participate in the project. While we are not soliciting discounts or contributions to the project, many have already done so and the association will appropriately recognize all participants. Thank you to all! Norton Wheeler, III HBRA of CT, Inc. Chairman & President Bill Ferrigno Sunlight Construction, Inc. Builder, House of the Year Bill Ethier, CAE HBRA of CT, Inc. Chief Executive Officer ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Vision: “Building CT’s Economy, Communities & Better Lives One Home at a Time.” Mission: “Using Effective Advocacy & New Knowledge to Solve our Member’s Problems.” 30 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

Better Care at a Better Price! Current times have brought many changes to the world of medicine, unfortunately few have been for the good of the patients! Dr. Lee Forest is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has recently changed his office to a Direct Primary Care model of practice to take the focus of medicine back to where it belongs, giving the decision making power back to the patient’s and those who care for them. At Fairfield Family Physicians it’s all about YOU and your family’s care. Dr. Forest and his caring staff provide top quality medical care at the absolute best prices anywhere. Pay as you go pricing is available or become a member for $49 monthly and $20 per visit. Dr. Lee Forest For this price you get: • ALL of your visits to the office • Physical Exams with an EKG • FREE Laboratory Testing (for the most common blood tests needed) • Expedited referrals to specialists with the absolute best prices! (up to 90% savings) • Super discounted medicines (up to 80% savings) • Same day appointments • Longer visit time (30-40 minutes per visit, not 7-8 minutes like other offices) We do the leg work for you and find you the best prices on ALL of your medical needs including: Coverage for Hospital Admission, Specialists, CAT Scans, MRI's, Stress Tests, Colonoscopies, etc. Kids are ½ price on a Family Plan. Employers can cost-split with employees ($25/month each). You will receive VIP Treatment while saving $$$ on your healthcare !!! And, we do House Calls and Telemedicine Visits for the convenience of our patient’s needs!! Contact Us for More Information Fairfield Family Physicians 2184 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 (203)378-9002 www.drLeeforest.com Falamos Português / Hablamos Español House Calls and Virtual Visits 36 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT 06824 (203)259-1911 www.cthousecalls.com October 2016 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 31

RingsEnd.com Lumber Building Materials Millwork Kitchens Hardware Paint Mouldings Design & Decor ´ Since 1902 we have been helping you REbuild, REfine,REinforce and REfresh homes. We offer the highest quality building materials, knowledgeable Sales Associates, and dedicated educational programs. Our job is to make your job a success. Count on Ring’s End. The new model in home REmodeling. 32 | HBRA of Fairfield County | October 2016

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