H B OME UILDERS A SSOCIATION NEWSBRIEF The Official Newsletter of the Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest IL To promote, educate and advocate for the Residential Building & Remodeling Industry; providing resources that benefit industry professionals and consumers in the communities we serve. November 2017 issue www.hbaswil.org POWER HOURS MADISON COUNTY It was an honor to have Madison County Chairman, Kurt Prenzler, Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton (running for Illinois State Senate in the 56th District) and Brent Ellis Campaign Manager for Jason Plummer with R.P. Lumber (running for Illinois State Senate in the 54th District) speak at the Sunset Hills Country Club to discuss their accomplishments, how they plan to improve our industry at the local as well as their goals at the State level…. more information on each speaker can be found on page 4. Our HBA is one of the strongest HBAs in Illinois and have one of the highest retention rates in the national averaging 90%. Here is the breakdown by length of years our current members are with us: 1 to 5 years = 70 members, 6 to 10 years = 35 members, 11 to 20 years = 53 members, 21 to 49 years = 31 members and over 50 years = 1 member and that is Lantz Homes! Jeff Lantz was presented with a plaque from NAHB along with our gratitude for setting this milestone! IN THIS ISSUE  Power Hours Madison County Review  November 2nd: HBA Music Trivia  November 21st: PWB Power Women Luncheon  December 7th: Christmas Party  2018 Home Show Information  Home Envy Virtual Tours  New Home Start Permit Report  2018 Public & Membership Directory Rates  Membership Update  Member Rebate Information  2018 Annual Sponsorship Levels  Annual Sponsorship Recognition  November Calendar

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ANNUAL Thursday, November 2nd 5pm Happy Hour ~ 6pm Trivia Start VFW Post 5691, 1234 Vandalia, Collinsville Trivia & Dinner $25 each Chicken dinner with all the fixings, including 2 FREE drinks Trivia Event Put your useless knowledge to work! Come out and enjoy a night with your fellow members to share facts, friendship and fun for PRIZES and notoriety.  7 rounds of friendly music trivia questions  1st Place CASH prize ~ Door Prizes  Prizes for BEST dressed musical attire Event Sponsors: Door Prize Donations accepted for prize give-a-ways and name recognition at the event Complete the following information to register/sponsor this exciting event 8 person team Primary Contact____________________________________________________________ Company Name____________________________________________________________ Phone #/E-mail_____________________________________________________________ Player Names______________________________________________________________ METHOD OF PAYMENT: ___ Check Enclosed ___ Invoice Member Company ___ $200 Individual participants ___ $25 each Intelligent Sponsor ___ FULL Event Sponsor Door Prize Donation ___ FULL ___ FULL Total Amount Due $__________ ___ Charge to Visa/Mastercard ** credit card payments will include an additional 4% convenience fee Card# ___________________________________________ Exp Date ____________ Signature___________________________________ Cancellation will be accepted 3 days prior to TRIVIA NIGHT . No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations or no-shows. Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois 6100 West Main St., Maryville, IL 62062 Office: (618) 343-6331 - Fax: (618)343-6335 - Email: hba@hbaswil.org 3

POWER HOURS MADISON COUNTY Kurt Prenzler has seen the ups and downs in the industry since a young child and understands the needs that are needed for improvement and applauds those in the industry for their heart and dedication. Viewing nearby states it is obvious that simplifying building regulations and zoning is needed. As County Treasurer from 2010-2016 he exposed unethical tax sales, reduced budget by 30% (saving $2 million), ran ethical tax sales, exposed investment scheme and increased deposits in local banks (from $30 to $90 million). As Chairman for the last 10 months he has accomplished reforming purchasing process, saved millions on courthouse renovation with millions more to be saved in the jail renovation, changed animal control to a “no kill” model, reduced tax spending by >$1million/year, new direction to Metro East Sanitary District to name a few.. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton is running for Illinois State Senate in the 56th District. As a business man owning his own dental office he is aware of the struggles of being a business owner in IL. His leadership experience and accomplishments as business owner and Mayor will help him get Illinois growing again. Illinois has suffered from some of the worst legislative-driven bureaucracy in the nation and it is time to solve the financial problems and stop wasting residents’ tax dollars. He will bring ideas to lower health care costs and wants to see the growth of investment and business expansion in Edwardsville spread to the rest of the state. To keep residents from leaving Illinois we need to create businesses that have good-paying jobs, invest in infrastructure that fosters growth and good education from K-12 that also includes vocational programs in junior colleges. Jason’s campaign manager Brent Ellis (pictured on the right) shared that Jason’s focus is to provide the people of Southern Illinois access to quality jobs, lower taxes and safer neighborhoods in the wake of the opioid epidemic and related crime wave that threatens the health, safety, and welfare of communities across the state. Jason Plummer is running for Illinois State Senate in the 54th District. He supports lowering and capping out-of-control property taxes, will fight to reduce the regulations that destroy quality jobs throughout Southern Illinois, will be a staunch advocate for giving law enforcement the tools they need to win the war against crime, and promises to represent the strong family values of Southern Illinois. HBA Policy: Registration for this HBA Event is considered confirmation of your participation and will be invoiced if cancellation is not made within 3 days of the event. 4

Christmas Party Event Sponsors 5:30pm to 9:30pm Thursday, December 7th The Weingarten - 1780 Illinois 15, Belleville (618) 257-9463 $25 per person  Wine Tasting  Delectable Dinner and Dessert  Board of Directors Election  Silent Auction provided by: Professional Women in Building Council  Giving Warmth Coat Drive - Donations of new or gently used coats, scarves, hats and gloves of all sizes hosted by: Professional Women in Building Council Please respond by November 30, 2017 Join together for the HBA Holiday Party with a full course dinner and dessert menu including wine tasting and cash bar. This event also includes our official HBA membership vote for the 2018 Slate of Officers in accordance with the HBA By-Laws. The majority of members, in good standing, present shall be entitled to vote at this meeting of the Membership. Contact the HBA office if you can include items for the auction. Name(s): _________________________________________________________________________ Company/Contact Info: ___________________________________________________________ Number of Reservations: ____ @ $25 per person Total Due: $ _________ ___ Check Enclosed ___ Invoice Member Company ___ Charge to Visa/Mastercard* Visa/Mastercard Card Number: __________________________________________________________ credit card payments will include an additional 4% convenience fee Exp. Date: __________________ Signature ________________________________________________ Cancellation will be accepted 2 days prior to the Event. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations or no-shows. Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois 6100 West Main St., Maryville, IL 62062 Office: (618) 343-6331 - Fax: (618)343-6335 - Email: hba@hbaswil.org 5

Welcome to HBA Home Envy showcasing virtual videos of HBA Builders and the communities they build in with elevated views of homes exterior and interior. Video Sponsors Video Production Partner Fenton Showroom - CMI Construction Visit www.hbaswil.org to view videos or click on thumbnail above 6

Power Women Luncheon Dr. Ronda Sauget Geri Boyer, P.E. Leadership Council Southwest Illinois Kaskaskia Engineering Group 11:30 am - 1:00pm Tuesday, November 21st Bella Milano 455 Regency Park, O’Fallon Hear from local Leaders about their road to success, passion and power across industries and generations that have redefined pathways to bring meaningful change in their business, personal lives and our local communities. # of reservations ____@ $20 per HBA Member includes lunch and soft drinks Company Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone# & Email: _________________________________________________________________________________________ Name(s) of attending: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ___Amount enclosed or payment below ___Will pay at the door (no shows will be invoiced) ___Invoice company Charge to Visa/MasterCard Number*: __________________________________________ Exp Date ______ *credit card payments will include an additional 4% convenience fee Signature _____________________________________ Mail to: HBASWIL, 6100 W. Main Street, Maryville, IL 62062 –or- Fax to: (618) 343-6335 -or– email to tbutler@hbaswil.org 7

2017 HOME SHOW EXHIBITOR & SPONSORSHIP PACKET Available at www.hbaswil.org SHOW HOURS: FRIDAY ~ SATURDAY ~ SUNDAY March 2nd - 2pm to 7pm • March 3rd - 10am to 6pm • March 4th - 11am to 4pm SHOW LOCATION: Belle-Clair Exposition Hall 200 South Belt East (Route 13 & 159), Belleville, IL (618) 235-0666 Booth Costs $250 to $950 ~ Sponsorships from $500 to $5,000 HBA Home Show Floor Plan 9

Property Assessment Investigation brought forward during current State session from Bill Ward, HBAI Executive Vice President & Director of Governmental Affairs HR527, a resolution for the House Revenue Committee to investigate property assessments in Illinois. This, I believe, is in response to the weeklong series of articles published by the Chicago Tribune which details the inequities and poor management of the Cook County Assessor’s office. That being said, point #6 of the resolution: “analyze preferential assessments including farm evaluation, open space, and developer relief;.” “Developer Relief” is the official title of what we in this association refer to as “The Vacant Lot Act.” The Vacant Lot Act allows developers to keep the assessment of a completed lot at the prior assessment until such time that the property is transferred to the next owner. We have safeguarded the Vacant Lot Act and the Model Home Act since the recession of the 1980s. We as an association must now swarm like bees to secure this benefit for years to come by meeting with the sponsor and with others on the House Revenue Committee over the coming months to emphasize its importance of this benefit to our industry. All of the legislators involved with this committee are above I-80 and HBAI will be calling on the assistance of HBAGC, Northern, SSHBA, and Rockford to make our visits count over the next few weeks. “What is the “developer’s” exemption? Section 10-30 of the Illinois Property Tax Code1 gives a preferential property assessment for acreage that is in transition from vacant land to a residential, commercial, or industrial use. The purpose of the preferential assessment is to encourage real estate development by providing a tax incentive that protects a developer from paying increased taxes until a return on the investment can be made. As a result, the preferential assessment is often called the “developer’s exemption” or “developer’s rate”. The preferential assessment is available in all counties except Cook County. For anyone not familiar with the “Developer Exemption” the information above was published by the Illinois Department of Revenue. It is an extremely important exemption for builders and developers. As stated by the IDR, “ The purpose of the preferential assessment is to encourage real estate development by providing a tax incentive that protects a developer from paying increased taxes until a return on the investment can be made.”  Since there are no residents until the vacant lots are occupied by a home there is little or no cost to the taxing bodies when the developer makes the investment to improve the subdivision with infrastructure, i.e. no burden to schools, fire departments, park districts or other governmental bodies.  Each lot is reassessed at market when a home is build an occupied and will start to utilize public services. The cost of an increased assessment for what is a vacant lot producing no income can increase the carry cost of a subdivision by 3% to 4% per year. With the very weak market for homes in the current market it can take up to 4 years for a public builder and more than 10 years four smaller custom builders to sell the lots subdivision. This impact can be dramatic on any proforma for new lot development. This increase in taxes which are not needed for vacant lots which utilize no public services is an unnecessary tax burden that will raise the cost of housing to the consumer, make new homes less affordable, slow sales even further and in the end in many instances cause new development of quality lots to be economically unfeasible. ALL HOME START HERE IBS 2018 10

2017 LOCAL NEW HOME START PERMIT REPORTS Madison County Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug YTD 2007 56 59 91 70 90 67 73 54 2008 31 40 61 66 61 40 59 92 2009 14 9 32 25 42 39 39 33 2010 18 29 35 42 34 31 31 31 2011 11 13 26 33 27 33 29 31 2012 14 10 32 27 15 26 20 58 2013 21 24 24 29 23 31 39 37 2014 11 11 16 67 21 11 22 15 2015 10 21 36 32 38 33 35 37 2016 14 19 29 30 40 27 24 25 2017 11 24 28 22 21 19 19 26 560 450 233 251 203 202 228 174 242 208 170 Top Municipalities YTD: 37 = Troy 11 = Godfrey 23 = Edwardsville 75 = Unincorporated St. Clair County Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug 2007 93 87 129 98 115 100 90 80 2008 63 60 49 47 76 55 48 40 2009 17 30 38 50 52 62 53 66 2010 50 49 78 86 51 45 65 67 2011 26 41 43 44 52 51 41 43 2012 27 30 47 40 33 46 35 42 2013 30 30 39 40 40 45 30 21 2014 34 24 33 25 49 46 34 33 2015 28 15 42 38 27 34 34 39 2016 32 30 44 30 40 37 27 46 2017 32 23 25 41 32 27 27 22 Top Municipalities YTD: 80= O'Fallon 34 = Shiloh 24 = Belleville 17 = Caseyville 17 = Mascoutah 48 = Unincorporated YTD Totals 792 438 368 491 341 300 275 278 257 286 229 Permit reports provided by MarketGraphics offers many other housing and subdivision analysis reports. Contact them today to see how that can be of service to you directly. Joe Zanola zanola@zanolaco.com 314.918.7200 www.zanolaco.com Monroe County Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 13 10 9 14 11 3 7 10 9 11 5 7 7 6 11 9 13 15 12 6 13 13 9 14 11 7 8 6 11 10 9 8 8 14 10 2 6 14 13 12 8 12 8 31 = Columbia 8 16 10 9 9 16 9 18 12 9 8 10 9 9 10 13 11 18 10 7 16 9 8 10 YTD Totals 21 17 28 25 27 20 22 19 179 91 74 99 71 75 89 76 95 96 71 8 11 11 16 12 17 8 10 18 15 15 10 8 Top Municipalities YTD: 22 = Waterloo Complete details of the Operation Finally Home Groundbreaking / Family Reveal will be shared in the December newsletter. 11

Fear Not Robots, Artificial Intelligence, or Algorithms Almost daily, we hear that robots, machine learning, and automation will destroy jobs -- and not just a few, but tens of millions of them, and soon! Some experts predict that 47% of all US jobs are at high risk of disappearing over the next few decades due to computerization; others predict even more dire outcomes. Doomsayers suggest that “this time is different,” and that the technological apocalypse to come will be so profound that we are on the precipice of an employment crisis. I doubt it -- just think about electricity and how disruptive it was, or how farming was transformed by mechanization and massive consolidation, yet employment growth in both cases hardly skipped a beat. combustion engine, wrought economic havoc on the labor force as they were deployed. Ditto for the railroad and the mechanical switchboard. In fact, adjusted for labor force size, 57% of the jobs that workers performed in 1960 no longer exist! As for the second reason, because Americans now consume substantially more services than in the past, and because the goods they consume are less easily automated, technological disruption moves much more slowly than before. That is, massages and boat cruises are services that are very labor intensive and cannot be automated, and even goods such as artisanal cheese and free-range eggs lend themselves to less automation than the manufacturing of American cheese slices and amusement park rides. As a result, robots and artificial intelligence can replace a lot less economic activity than we might think. And this is likely to continue. Just consider for a moment the likelihood of a parent leaving their young child in the care of a robot. This pessimism would be at least plausible if there were a shred of evidence to support it! While the US economy has numerous problems, job creation is not one of them. Nonfarm employment and has risen for 87 months in a row, and job growth has been twice its sustainable level for years, driving the unemployment rate down to its best level in decades. Moreover, labor productivity growth, which should be skyrocketing because of all these robots and automation, is, in a word, abysmal. In fact, going back to 1850, job creation and destruction, as measured by job losses in slowgrowing occupations and job growth in fastgrowing ones, is at its lowest level on record! There are two main reasons for this: first, the past was much more convulsive than we think. The arrival of the steam engine, cotton gin, and internal Lastly, in low productivity growth areas such as education, healthcare, transportation, and construction, where jobs are largely performed the same way they were decades ago, the productivity gains from technology can’t come fast enough and may well be economically transformative. If suddenly millions of truck, bus and taxi drivers are freed up to do other tasks that are more productive, that would be an economic boon. Similarly, if residential construction, where there been have no productivity gains at all in decades, can use robots to build homes better and faster, we will all be better off. Otherwise, our ever-tightening labor market and aging population will cause wages to rise and growth to decline. In short, we need technology to destroy more jobs more quickly. Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., President GraphsandLaughs, LLC Email: Elliot@graphsandlaughs.net 12 His daily 70 word economics and policy blog can be seen at www.econ70.com

2018 Public Directory & Membership Directory Advertising Rate Card Unique annual publications with low cost to promote HBA members to consumers in our Public Directory and member to member direct in the Membership Directory. The Public Directory is inserted in the Sunday, January 21, 2018 Belleville NewsDemocrat reaching over 60,000 homeowners in St. Clair & Madison Counties. The Membership Directory is the go to phone book for all members to find other trade professionals, local municipality information and the annual calendar of events for the HBA.  All ads will be in full color  Collective Marketing benefit for HBA members ONLY Only ready-to-use ads can be submitted in .jpeg or .pdf  Deadline: December 15, 2017  Rates Ad Size (vertical only) $775 $625 $525 $525 $375 $225 Public Directory (Homeowners Resource Guide) - Deadline December 15, 2017 Ad Placement Full Page (7.75”W x 9.875”H) Back Cover Full Page (7.75”W x 9.875”H) Inside Front/Back Cover Full Page (7.75”W x 9.875”H) Inside pages 1/4 Page (3.75”W x 4.875”H) Front Cover (1 spot) Half Page (7.75”W x 4.875”H) 10 positions available 1/4 Page (3.75”W x 4.875”H) 20 positions available All current HBA members will be listed by classified listing in this publication, additional advertising options and costs provided are not negotiable. Due to limited space restrictions in the Public Directory Insert, advertising reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis within the HBA membership. Membership Directory - Deadline December 1, 2017 Rates $425 $275 $175 $125 Ad Size (vertical only) Ad Placement Full Page Full Page Full Page 1/2 Page Inside pages Inside pages Back Cover, Inside Front/Back Cover Tab pages All current HBA members will be listed by company name, classification and member name in this publication. This directory also includes contact information for HBA, HBAI, NAHB, local municipalities and a full 2017 calendar of HBA events. Public Directory Ad Purchase : Back Cover___ Inside Front/Back Cover___ Inside Full pg___ Front Cover___ Half Pg___ Quarter Pg___ Membership Directory Ad Purchase: Back Cover, Inside Front/Back Cover___ Full Tab pg___ Full pg___ Half Pg___ Company ____________________________________________________________ ⌂ Invoice Company Total Ad Space Purchase $____________ Contact Name __________________________________ Email/Phone# __________________________________________ ⌂ Payment Enclosed ⌂ Charge to credit card (Visa/MasterCard ONLY) **credit card payments will include an additional 4% convenience fee Visa/Master Card# _____________________________________ Exp date: ________ Signature: __________________________ Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois 6100 West Main St., Maryville, IL 62062 Office: (618) 343-6331 - Fax: (618) 343-6335 - Email: hba@hbaswil.org www.hbaswil.org 13


October 2017 Renewed Members ABC Supply Co Allen Roofing Ameren Illinois Barcom Security Bath Fitter Broadview Screen Company Carpenters District Council of Gr STL & Vicinity Certainteed Corp Chesley Fence & Deck Christ Truck Service, Inc. Diel & Forguson Financial Group Everlast Home Improvements Fulford Home Remodeling Garrett & Herschel Johnson Real Estate & Development Gershman Mortgage Gillihan Concrete, Inc. Goley Inc Himstedt Roofing Huntington Chase Corp. Kreitner Construction Company L F & Son Construction Mattingly Lumber & Millwork Inc. Midwest Carpet & Duct Cleaning Oasis Construction Otten Contracting Inc. Pella Windows & Doors Re/Max Preferred - The Markham Network Red-E-Mix, LLC Remington Properties Rollex Corporation S & S Drywall SLD Enterprises LLC Superior Home Products Thouvenot Wade and Moerchen Village of Shiloh Wall-Vern Products Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Wilke Window & Door Company October 2017 New Member A Royal Flush Plumbing Co. Inc. Andrew Hoedebecke 1015 Berry Lane Edwardsville, IL 62025 Phone: (618) 656-2266 Cell: (618) 781-5049 Fax: (618) 656-6524 Email: royalflushedw@gmail.com Remodelers Council Benchmark Title Company Custom Marble, Inc. Fulford Home Remodeling Helitech Waterproofing & Structural Repair Liese Lumber Company, Inc. Martin Glass Company Light Brite, Inc. R.P. Lumber Company Red-E-Mix Green Building Council Fulford Home Remodeling RE/MAX Preferred - The Markham Network Professional Women in Building Council First Mid-IL bank & Trust (new) Fulford Home Remodeling 15

Eliminate the Dust: Complying with the New Silica Standard As NAHBNow has reported, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decreased the permissible levels of exposure to crystalline silica for construction. NAHB has told policy makers from the start that this wide-reaching rule will be difficult to meet and enforce. But it’s the law of the land, pending any change from NAHB’s legal challenge still outstanding. Dan Johnson, CSP, managing partner of SFI Compliance Inc., a national safety consulting firm and member of the NAHB Safety Committee, told us what home builders need to know to comply with the new rule and avoid fines. It looks like you’re going to be busy. It is a far-reaching standard, and a challenge to comply with in many ways. Home builders definitely need to be aware of this. Even if you use subcontractors, builders may still have oversight responsibilities for the jobsite. OSHA, under its multi-employer citation policy, calls that the “controlling employer.” As the CE, the home builder has general oversight responsibility over the jobsite, including the power to correct safety and health violations itself or require others to correct them. This creates potential liability for the builder if crystalline silica exposures above the permissible levels are present. What materials or actions create silica dust? Silica naturally exists in things like soil, stone and granite. It becomes an exposure issue for workers when dust is created from the many work processes of home building including drilling, chipping, sawing and sanding materials like tile, concrete, brick, stone, fiber cement siding and others. In short, it’s really about the dust. How can silica dust be mitigated to meet this rule? For your subcontractors, or you if it’s your team doing the work, it’s a matter of keeping silica dust out of the air so that it is out of the breathable zone of the worker. The two main ways to eliminate the dust is to vacuum as the dust is being created or spray water to keep it from going into the air. Both can be accomplished with add-on attachments to power tools or with the use of specific tool models. You can use a jackhammer with a water delivery system, for example. Or you can use a shroud and dust collection system on a handheld drill. What is your advice to home builders? I’d reach out to every single subcontractor I have and alert them in an email or other written communication and ask for written confirmation that they are aware of and complying with the silica requirements. And I’d save that documentation. Remember, if it happens on your job, you have potential liability. If I walk up to my jobsite and see a dust cloud, it’s my responsibility in supervising the worksite and the overall build to stop that contractor and notify them they need to comply before continuing their work. Not all dust clouds are necessarily silica — some alternative products are on the market like drywall mud that contain no silica. But you need to check the product’s safety data sheet (SDS) to be sure. How prepared are home builders in the industry for this rule? I think this is still in a really early stage in terms of implementation by builders and contractors. It’s very important to go to OSHA’s website and to use the materials from NAHB to take the necessary actions to get into compliance. The 30-day “good faith” compliance period will end soon, so builders really need to get a firm hold on this. I also think there will be some surprises, especially among smaller builders. A guy doing 10 homes a year may not even know about this rule. I think this will catch those home builders off guard. How have you seen builders and contractors going about meeting this rule so far? Any examples? We worked with a cabinet installer, who actually did a lot of the legwork and research herself and did a great job. She knew she drilled and installed material into concrete, therefore creating silica dust, and went to the Table 1 instructions from OSHA’s silica rule, and opted to buy a drill with dust collection system and knew she had to use a specific filter vacuum. So that’s the ideal scenario: A contractor identifies that an aspect of the work they do causes silica dust, and they seek out a means of keeping it out of the air. What about respirators? That’s actually a pretty tricky aspect of all this. If you cannot keep all dust out of the air in the first place, you can use respirators to help keep the airborne silica out of your workers’ lungs and monitor the air content of your worksite for silica yourself. Under this method, your workers are also required to have medical evaluations performed on them if they wear respirators for 30 days or more in a year. But keep in mind, if an employer chooses to use respirators, those respirators have to be used correctly. That includes being clean shaven to have a proper seal on the worker’s face, and ensuring the worker is trained, fit tested and medically cleared to use the respirator. Since it is more difficult to breathe with the device, heart and other conditions can make them dangerous to use. And again, you’re taking the risk that the worker will consistently and properly use the device, when they have a lot of other things taking their focus on the worksite. That said, it’s important to note too that for durations of exposure lasting more than four hours per day, and depending on indoor or outdoor conditions for the worker, respirator use may be a requirement of Table 1 — even if you are using dust collection or water delivery. You really have to do your homework. How to do you go about helping your clients with silica compliance? We share the information I’ve mentioned here and the documentation from OSHA, and we help the client identify all the areas where silica dust can be created in their work process so that they know what to watch out for. We also have developed a checklist that home builders and remodelers can share with their subcontractors to help make them aware of the silica requirements and get their commitment that they are in compliance. Resources OSHA’s website has the details of the enhanced requirements that took effect Sept. 23. NAHB has a Silica in Construction Toolkit that includes helpful guidance and a set of tools and products sold by manufacturers to aid in compliance. These products and claims have not been verified by NAHB, but serve as a helpful start for home builders and contractors as a reference. For additional information, contact Rob Matuga at 800-368-5242 x8507. 16


2018 ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE LEVELS As an HBA Annual Sponsor, there are many benefits you will receive throughout the calendar year depending on the level you choose. Addional special benefits and recognions for sponsors will be developed throughout the year, not to menon the increased business exposure. Recognion you cannot afford to miss out on! HOME SHOWS $6,000 (value $50,000) PLATINUM TIER $1,500 (value $3,000) GOLD TIER $1,000 (value $2,000) SILVER TIER $500 (value $1,000) BRONZE TIER $250 (value $500) All levels are negotiable with equal offerings for different events or promotions. Call the HBA office to personalize your tier.  Banner, newsletter and website logo recognition on home page, membership directory page and home show pages  Full Page Ads in Home Show Guides  Included in print ads, press releases, TV commercials for starters sharing your logo recognition with over 300,000+ consumers in our territory.  Limited to non-competing HBA member companies.  Free Booth Space - Two 10x10 booths in the Spring Home Show and signage/banners along with admission discount recognition.  Installation Banquet complimentary tickets for 2  Banner, newsletter and website logo recognition on home page and membership directory page  1/4 Page Ad in Public Directory & Full Page in Membership Directory  Touch Program Logo Sponsor  Top Level Sponsorship at Sport Clay Shoot, Golf Outing, 3D Bow Shoot and Holiday Party Event Sponsorship  Banner, newsletter and website logo recognition on home page and membership directory page  Full Page Ad in the Membership Directory  Sport Clay Shoot Station Sponsor, Golf Outing Hole Sponsor, 3D Bow Shoot, Concession Sponsor and Holiday Party Wine Tasting Sponsor  Banner, newsletter and website logo recognition  1/2 Page Ad in the Membership Directory  Sport Clay Shoot Station Sponsor, Golf Outing Hole Sponsor, 3D Bow Shoot & Holiday Party entry for two (2)  Banner, newsletter and website logo recognition and quarterly newsletter half page ad Register your commitment level: ◊ Home Show $6,000 ◊ Platinum Tier $1,500 ◊ Gold Tier $1,000 ◊Silver Tier $500 ◊Bronze Tier $250 ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Name Company ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Phone Email address Payment Options ___ Invoice Company ___ Check Enclosed ___ 3 month payment option (check or credit card) ___ Credit Card *credit card payments will include an additional 4% convenience fee ________________________________________________ Credit Card# Visa or Mastercard ONLY Exp Date _____________________________________________________________ Signature Complete and return this form by January 31, 2018 to: Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois, 6100 West Main St., Maryville, IL 62062 Office: (618) 343-6331 - Fax: (618)343-6335 - Email: hba@hbaswil.org - www.hbaswil.org 18

2017 HBA Home Show Corporate Sponsors OFFICERS President, Dave Padgett - Padgett Building & Remodeling Co., Inc. 1st Vice President, Chris Matteo - Fulford Homes, LLC Southwest Illinois Housing Advancement Fund 2017 Home Builders Association Platinum Annual Sponsors Secretary, Jerry Yaekel, Jr. - Yaekel & Associates, Inc. Treasurer, Robb Treat - Guaranteed Rate, Inc. Immediate Past President, Jeff Schmidt - RLP Development 2017 HBA Silver Annual Sponsors DIRECTORS Jason Klein - Ameren Illinois Art Stumpf- AUTCOhome Appliances Joe Knox - Copious Technologies Joel Keel - Custom Floors & More Robert Dee Jr. - Homes by Deesign Aaron Klemme - Klemme Construction Jeff Lantz - Lantz Homes, Inc. Jason Huelsmann - New Tradition Homes Barbara Markham - RE/MAX Preferred, The Markham Network Ryan Butler - Remington Properties Mike Rathgeb - Spencer Homes Cherity Freeze - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTORS Michelle Null - Benchmark Title Company Ken Diel - Diel & Forguson Mark Fulford - Fulford Construction John Snapat, CAPS, CGR - Fulford Home Remodeling Matt Brandmeyer - 2017 HBA Bronze Annual Sponsors Madison County Planning & Zoning Ron Padgett - Padgett Building & Remodeling Norm Etling - St. Clair County Sue Schultz - Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. Mark Vogt - Vogt Builders, Inc. 2nd Vice President, Beth Jacob - Jacob Family Enterprises Associate Vice President, Mindy Shafer - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

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