FEBRUARY 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. 2022 HBR Board Of Directors Officially Installed WHATS INSIDE Upcoming Events  Feb 8-10 NAHB International Builder Show  Feb 25, 26, 27 2022 Home Show  Mar 31 TopGolf in Chesterfield Lifetime Achievement Award Art Stumpf Awards / Presidential Citations Gov’t Official Reception review Installation Banquet pictorial The House That She Built Book Membership Renewal Updates 2022 EXHIBITOR BOOTH REGISTRATION Illinois Policy Institute: House Bill Would Lower Property Taxes by Trimming IL Government Waste NAHB Savings Program Page 1

Winners were announced at the Installation Banquet with presentations of each project. Check out each project detail by clicking on the picture below of these amazing transformations. pictured from left to right: Josh McDermott with J.T. McDermott Remodeling, Zek Bishop with Padgett Building & Remodeling, Mark Drake with Drake Construction & John Snapat with Fulford Home Remodeling. Presented by Joe Knox with Copious Technologies & Jeff Schmidt with R.P Lumber. Page 2

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All inside booths are 10’ x 10’ with exception of booth # 103 and include rear curtain, side rails and 110v electric. Tables and chairs are included in booth investment. $800 for HBR members $950 for non-HBR members. 2022 All Outside booths are 10’ x 10’ with 110v electric, a table and chairs included. Outside booths do not include any curtains. $250 for HBR members $350 for non-HBR members. Industry Business After Hours Night: $1,000 Your company will be credited for the vendor industry night event on Friday, February 25th onsite at the expo center. Each vendor will be sent an invitation with your logo to enjoy 2 complimentary beverages from 7pm to 9pm and network with other exhibitors at the Home Show. Your company does not have to be an exhibitor to register and will be included in participation. Exhibitor Hospitality Sponsor: $1,000 Your company will be promoted for the complimentary waters and sodas provided in the HBR booth during show hours along with your company logo on a $5.00 voucher given to each booth. HBR Staff will provide 2 coolers wrapped in your company logo, filled with waters and soda for exhibitors to enjoy all weekend. Your company does not have to be an exhibitor to register and will be promoted throughout the Home Show. BAHS Pet Show Sponsor: $1,000 Your company will be credited for the furry friends visiting the Home Show throughout the weekend. complimentary waters and sodas provided in the HBR booth during show hours. HBR Staff will provide 2 coolers wrapped in your company logo, filled with waters and soda for exhibitors to enjoy all weekend. Your company does not have to be an exhibitor to register and will be promoted throughout the Home Show. FREE Admission Sponsor: $1,000 Sponsor promoted as making free admission possible in all press releases and any magazine articles. Logo on all print ads, complimentary 1/2 page ad in Home Show Guide and on-site signage at entry door. POP-UP Sponsor: $300 Sponsor may erect a pop-up display in an approved, visible common area on the perimeter of the facility. Size maximum 3’ wide by 6’ tall 200 S Belt E, Belleville IL FRIDAY 25 2pm—8pm SATURDAY 26 10am—7pm SUNDAY 27 11am—4pm Page 9 Interactive floorplan www.hbrmea.org/ home-show FEB FEB FEB

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NAHB Members Saved over $29,000,000 last year Page 12

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NEW MEMBERS Mike Kovarik 5 Eagle Industrial Dr., Troy, MO 63379 O: 636.366.9100 C: 314.420.9132 Email: mikekovarik@contechtruss.com www.contechtruss.com Dotti McDowell 1003 E Wesley Dr., Ste C, O’Fallon, IL 62269 O: 618.226.6449 C: 314.223.0855 Email: dottimcdowell@kw.com www.dottimcdowell.com Matthew Pfund 3925 Blackburn Rd., Edwardsville, IL 62025 O: 618.692.9502 Email: matt@pfundconstruction.com www.pfundconstruction.com Tharon & Sharon Sperry 109 Sonoma Way, Swansea, IL 62226 O: 618.418.4733 Email: tsperry@redboxplus.com www.redboxplus.com/st-louis-metro-east Michelle Depkus 735 Seibert Rd., Ste 3, SAFB, IL 62225 O: 618.746.4699 C: 618.6696.6287 Email: michelle.dapkus@vu.com www.vu.michelledapkus.com

RENEWING MEMBERS Beloman - 4 years BlindQuest - 3 years C.A. Jones, Inc (2) - 3 years Coach House Garages - 22 years E.A. Knights Construction - 8 years Fence & Deck Depot - 15 years First Mid Bank & Trust - 3 years Germantown Seamless Guttering - 12 years Guaranteed Rate - 1 year Hallmark Building Supply - 2 years Halloran Construction - 17 years Hometown Family Properties - 1 year Illinois Closet Concepts - 4 years Illinois Title and Escrow - 9 years John Bender, Inc. - 17 yers Mark’s Appliance - 4 years Mid Am Building Supply - 2 years Missouri Vinyl Products - 2 years Mr. Handyman of Metro East - 6 years Munie Greencare Professionals - 16 years New American Funding - 3 years P&A Drywall - 25 years Pederson HVAC - 4 years Peoples National Bank - 2 years R.P. Lumber - 36 years Rehkemper & Son Building Components - 25 years Sherwin Williams - 6 years Vogt Builders - 20 years Page 15

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Good Government Justin Carlson Illinois leads the nation in local government bloat, with over 6,000 taxing bodies. The Citizen’s Empowerment Act, sponsored by Illinois House Rep. Jonathan Carroll, would make it easier for Illinois taxpayers to dissolve unnecessary layers of government. House Bill 5276 would let local voters petition for a ballot referendum to dissolve a unit of government, giving citizens direct control over how many layers of government they want. Illinois is home to more than 6,000 units of local government, excluding school districts, which is ­nearly 1,000 more than Indiana, Iowa and Kentucky combined. It is more than any other state. Illinois’ excessive number of local governments is a major contributor to its second-highest in the nation property taxes. Removing unnecessary and redundant layers of government could offer residents much needed property tax relief as well as streamline services. While public employee pension reform would offer the greatest relief to property taxpayers, the elimination of unnecessary layers of government is also essential to lightening the burden. How would the Citizens Empowerment Act help Illinois streamline government and lower property taxes? The Citizens Empowerment Act, HB 5276, would empower Illinois taxpayers by giving them an important tool to lower the cost of their government and rein in property taxes by: • Allowing taxpayers to petition for a referendum to dissolve or combine duplicative or unnecessary units of local government, rather than relying on the Illinois General Assembly for permission. • Providing for the transfer of all real and personal property and any other assets, together with all personnel, contractual obligations and liabilities of the dissolving unit of local government to the receiving unit of local government. • Increasing transparency for local taxpayers as duplicative and often overlapping layers of local government are eliminated by voter mandate. The act would require a citizen-initiated petition to obtain signatures from registered voters equivalent to 5% of those voting in the preceding general election before a referendum to dissolve a unit of local government could appear on the ballot. The referendum would need to be approved in each of the dissolving and receiving communities – either by three-fifths of those voting on the measure or by a majority of voters in the election. The bill reflects recommendations proposed in 2016 by the bipartisan Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates Task Force to streamline government. In 2016, the Belleville City Council voted to dissolve coterminous Belleville Township, which it projected would save $260,000 yearly for taxpayers. The township’s basic function had been to hand financial aid to about 40 residents who qualified under very narrow parameters. Of the $550,000 in tax revenue it collected, at least $375,000 went to pay for salaries and other administrative expenses. Illinois law currently requires an act of the General Assembly to dissolve a township, which was required in Belleville’s case along with a multi-year push before a favorable vote from the township board and city council finally eliminated the township. There are currently 40 pages of explanations regarding statutory rules for annexing, consolidating, or dissolving government units in Illinois. The Citizens Empowerment Act seeks to simplify and expand the power of citizens to petition to consolidate any local government entity, not just townships. It would also lower the signature threshold necessary to initiate a referendum from 10% of the electors from the previous election to 5%. Expanding consolidation opportunities will empower local Illinoisans, save taxpayer money and enhance government efficiency. Local government consolidation can spur taxpayer savings The Citizens Empowerment Act would open up the cost-saving opportunities already enjoyed by DuPage and McHenry counties to all taxpayers throughout the state. Illinois’ 6,032 local governments rely largely on property taxes to fund their operations. The proliferation of overlapping and duplicative government units has contributed to Illinois homeowners’ crushing property tax burden. Statewide, residential property taxes have grown 43% faster than home values in the past two decades. Making Illinois local governments more efficient through consolidation is an essential step toward providing much-needed property tax relief for overburdened homeowners. Page 17

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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 19 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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