APR I L 2022 NEWSLETTER To promote, educate and advocate for the Residential Building & Remodeling Industry; providing resources that benefit industry professionals and consumers in the communities we serve. TOP GOLF TOP TEAM Carrollton Bank Red–E-Mix SLD Enterprises Score: 731 WHATS INSIDE TOP GOLF TOP PLAYER John C. Jacob Family Enterprises Score: 227 TOP DRIVE TOP PLAYER Scott Giffhorn Red-E-Mix Score: 212 PWB Scholarship Sponsorship Ukraine Fund Support Website RASI Awards HBR Members NAHB NOW - Lumber Pricing Concerns Renewing & New Members Page 1 Upcoming Events  Apr 21 Lunch with Belleville Mayor Gregory  April 22 Luck of the Draw - Golf Series  May 5 Social Fiesta  May 13 Sport Clay Shoot  June 16 Axe Throwing Event

THE HBR has received 10 PWB Scholarship Applications! Please consider donating to help us fund the future of our trades Page 2

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Helping Ukraine savelife.in.ua the official funding website shared by a Ukraine student in U.S. My oldest daughter, Veronica Butler, attends Bluefield State College with Kate and they have become best friends on and off the court. Our family was blessed with Kate coming to stay with us over the Christmas break. Kate’s Mom, Dad and younger brother (5th grade) live in Ukraine and could not afford to bring her home. At that time the war had not started and Kate shared the hardships her family goes through living in Ukraine. Her Father is a doctor and her Mother has a good job as well but they still live without a lot of comforts that we take for granted in the States. Once the war broke out, Kate’s family traveled to the Poland border but her Dad was not allowed to leave and has continued to help the ill and injured in his capacity as a Doctor thru all the battles going on thru Ukraine. He is 3 hours from the border and talks with Kate as much as he can to help her know he is safe. Kate’s Mom and brother were able to meet up with her Uncle and are secure in Switzerland. Kate struggles with the devastation of her Country and the friends she has back home. Bluefield State College recently held a fundraiser to help Kate share her struggles and to let the community understand how they can help. As you have all been watching and seeing the Ukraine people defend their Country against Russia, there are an overwhelming amount of places that you can donate to help. This website, comebackalive.in.ua is what Kate shared with me as the one place that is making a huge impact in their efforts to defeat Russia. Kateryn “Kate” Dashevska (left) & Veronica Butler both freshmen at Bluefield State College in West Virginia awarded USCAA Volleyball All tournament Team at the National Championship 2021. How Come Back Alive Helps Our fund supports the Armed Forces of Ukraine through financing purely defense initiatives. Since 2014 we have provided around 1000 thermal imagers and over 250 UAVs. In addition to the material support, we increased technological capabilities of the Army through providing 1,500 tablets with Armor software aimed at stopping the artillery. Come Back Alive also organizes trainings to equip our military with crucial skills. In 2015 we launched trainings for medical workers, artillerists, snipers, minesweepers, and defense analysts. After coming back from the front line, our military members have access to sport rehabilitation and veteran business opportunities. Our organization does not use funds for purchasing arms. Our mission is limited to supplying technology, trainings, and accouterments to help save lives of Ukrainians and help our warriors defend Ukraine. Page 4

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Awards Celebration recognizes HBR Members for their accomplishments 2022 Community Achievement Award This year’s RASI community involvement award winner is dedicated to our community through his giving and generous heart. This recipient puts his money where his mouth is. For every home they build, they make a donation to the Illinois Center for Autism. The ICA is a non-profit that treats mental health and provides education for people with autism. He is now involved in being the general contractor on two homes for Habitat for Humanity in O’Fallon. Chad Doyle (left) Emcee of the event with Mike Needles of C.A. Jones, HBR 1st Vice President. He was also the general contractor on the Home Builders and Remodelers Showcase home that was completed in December of 2021. He and his wife are foster parents and have 8 children – 4 adopted children and 4 biological children. Congratulations Mike and thank you for everything you do. 2022 Affiliate of the Year The Affiliate of the Year award is the highest honor an affiliate member can receive. It is awarded to a dedicated individual who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to supporting our Association. This Year’s Affiliate of the year came to our Association in recent years, and he has been very involved since the beginning. This Affiliate is the first to volunteer for event call-a-thons and shows his true commitment to our industry as an RPAC Major Investor. His dedication, experience, and commitment is genuinely appreciated by the Association and his Affiliate’s colleagues. Congratulations Richard! Page 6 RASI 2022 Affiliate of the Year, Richard Coolbaugh of First Mid Bank & Trust.

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Lawmakers Echo NAHB Concerns on Rising Lumber Prices, Tariffs During a House trade hearing on March 30, Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) echoed NAHB concerns that rising lumber prices are hurting housing affordability and the Biden administration needs to act swiftly to enter into negotiations with Canada on a new softwood lumber trade agreement. In an exchange with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Biden administration’s 2022 trade policy agenda, Kern cited NAHB data in stating that the “most recent (lumber price) spikes have added more than $18,500 to the price of an average new single-family home and nearly $8,000 to the price of a multifamily home. These volatile price increases are pricing families out of the American dream of owning a home and beginning to affect the economic practicality for investment in new projects.” While questioning Ambassador Tai, Hern added that “this is obviously having an increasingly negative impact on housing affordability and we still don’t have a softwood lumber agreement with Canada. As best as we can tell, we aren’t even at the negotiating table on this and despite many assurances that both sides are eager to resolve this problem. Could you explain what the progress is and how we are going to resolve this critical issue?” Ambassador Tai responded as follows: “Our dispute with Canada over softwood lumber and how they produce theirs has been one of these longstanding problems in our relationship and it goes to a fundamental incompatibility between our economic systems not unlike what we have with dairy. So this is an issue that is baked into our close and important relationship with Canada economically over time.” Tai added that “it’s our view that our trade remedy laws are working as they should. Nevertheless, in recognizing the disruptions in the market, I frequently discuss softwood lumber issues with my Canadian counterpart. We as an administration are open to resolving our differences with Canada over softwood lumber. But that does require both of us to come to the table with a willingness to address the underlying difficulties in the compatibility of our systems. That door is always open, but it does takes two to tango.” Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) also spoke about how soaring housing costs are hurting his constituents and the need to lower lumber tariffs to ease affordability woes. As part of the hearing, NAHB submitted a statement for the record which included the following: “Resolving the long-running dispute with Canada over the trade in softwood lumber and addressing the steel and aluminum tariffs must be a top priority of Congress and the administration. Building affordable housing depends in large part upon a stable and affordable supply of building materials. “Many parts of the country are mired in a housing affordability crisis. Protectionist trade policies that artificially increase the cost of key building materials exacerbate the problem while doing little to expand economic opportunity. Congress must work to ensure our trade policy agenda is both fair to domestic industry and considers the potential impacts on American consumers.” Page 8

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HBR Members enjoyed golfing in bays with a view that brought appreciation for being together and having a fun filled afternoon. Catching up with familiar faces, meeting new industry professionals and enjoying the time together was the theme. Top notch service with food, beverages, and smiles all around. BAY SPONSORS Most participants came over by bus but everyone was ready to get the party started! The HBR is forever honored to bring our Industry together on all levels. Page 10

Team BOS & Halloran Construction Team C.A. Jones Boys Team Padgett Building & Remodeling Team Extreme Electrical Contractors Team Independent Electrical Contractors of Greater St. Louis Team Fulford Homes, EDC Drywall, & Hallmark Stone Team Yaekel & Associates Team Klemme Construction & Klein’s Brand Source Team Light Brite, Custom Marble, & Copious Technologies Team C.A. Jones Girls Team BlindQuest & First Mid Bank & Trust Team Johnson Home Contracting Team Henges Interior Team Jacob Family Enterprises & PASS Security Page 11

This wasn’t our typical competition with prizes for the best scores but… scores were kept and those that did great will have bragging rights until next time at Top Golf. Team (Top 4 Scores Used) Carrollton Bank, Red–E-Mix, & SLD Enterprises BOS & Halloran Construction Light Brite, Custom Marble, & Copious Technologies Jacob Family Enterprises & PASS Security Padgett Building & Remodeling Klemme Construction & Klein’s Brand Source C.A. Jones Boys Yaekel & Associates BlindQuest & First Mid Bank Extreme Electrical Contractors Fulford Homes, EDC Drywall, & Hallmark Stone C.A. Jones Girls Henges Interior Independent Electrical Contractors of Greater St. Louis Johnson Home Contracting 339 255 TopGolf 731 630 591 582 541 525 485 480 458 443 413 355 347 TopDrive 212 Scott Giffhorn, Red-E-Mix 176 Jacob Endres, Light Brite 157 Evan Halloran, Halloran Construction 133 Matt Kraft, Custom Marble 124 Kevin Benson, Yaekel & Associates TopGolf 227 John C., Jacob Family Enterprises 213 Dan Abegg, Carrollton Bank 202 Jacob Endres, Light Brite 199 Steve Dill, SLD Enterprises 195 Evan Halloran, Halloran Construction Page 12

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RENEWING MEMBERS Trost Plastics - 23 years 2022 MEMBERSHIP UPDATES NEW MEMBERS PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN BUILDING COUNCIL Belleville Supply Company C.A. Jones, Inc. REMODELERS COUNCIL RENEWALS First Mid Bank & Trust Sherwin Williams Carrie Brase 120 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville, IL 62025 O: 618.977.2662 Email: carriebrase01@yahoo.com www.remax.com Jonathan Stewart 1203 Carroll Street, Pawnee, IL 62558 O: 217.625.4033 Email: jon@midwestgaragedoor.com www.midwestgaragedoor.com C: 217.341.6736 Page 14

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OFFICERS P L A T I N U M President, Mike Lippert Liese Lumber 1st Vice President, Mike Needles C.A. Jones, Inc. 2nd Vice President, Steve Macaluso Halloran Construction, Inc. Associate Vice President, Jerry Yaekel Yaekel & Associates Treasurer, Richard Coolbaugh First Mid Bank & Trust Secretary, Jon Edler Henges Interiors DIRECTORS G O L D S I L V E R Allen Roofing & Siding B R O N Z Page 16 Jason Klein - Ameren Illinois Erik Huber - Bank of Springfield Matt Warren - Carrollton Bank Mary Ann Lopez Drake - Drake Construction Coy Mullenix - CMI Construction Michelle Rauk - Eagle Flooring Scott Gruber - First Mid Bank & Trust Mark Fulford - Fulford Construction Robert Dee, Jr. - Homes by Deesign Scott Blumberg - Huntington Chase Steve Dill - SLD Enterprises Josh McDermott - J.T. McDermott Remodeling Contractors Derek Brandmeyer - Light Brite Aaron Klemme - Klemme Construction Jason Huelsmann - New Tradition Homes David Padgett - Padgett Building & Remodeling Ron Padgett - Padgett Building & Remodeling Scot Lehr - Quality Installation & Home Improvement Jeff Schmidt - RLP Development Sue Schultz - Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. Mike Rathgeb - Spencer Homes Mark Vogt - Vogt Builders, Inc.

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