Ju l y 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. The Professional Women in Building Council’s Bury the Hatchet Event was a huge success across the board. WHATS INSIDE 1st Place “A” Team! CMI Construction took back the winning title 2023 RAFFLE WIN $500 WEEKLY Upcoming Events: NEW 2023 Annual Raffle!  July 15 Herschel E. Johnson Golf Classic  July 21 Legal Webinar on Wage Theft HB4512  July 27 Flat Work Concrete Seminar  Sept. 16 Rocking On The River What’s Inside: Liese Lumber 150th Anniversary 2023 Home Show Information & Floor Plan NAHB Legislative Day Recap NAHB Articles: Construction Defect Lawsuits Changes to AC Unit & Heat Pumps MORE INFO ON NEXT PAGE In Remembrance: Tony Huff & Clark Maurer Membership Renewals Page 1

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WINNERS Lumber Jack Axe Master—Coy Mullenix 50 / 50 Raffle Winner— Julie Huelsmann Lumber Jackie Axe Master—Christina Appel 1st Place - CMI Construction 2nd Place—Fulford Home Remodeling & EDC Drywall Beverage Sponsors 3rd Place - SLD Enterprises Station Sponsors Page 8

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2022 Contractor Expo & 150th Year Celebration Liese Lumber, a proud member of the Home Builders and Remodelers Metro East Association, celebrated their 150th year of business on June 24th with a block party at downtown Belleville. To start the celebration, Liese Lumber closed down Main Street and held a contractor expo where the HBR had a great booth setup in the middle of the action. Our 2022 HBR President, Mike Lippert who is also the President of the Liese Lumber Company. Mike has been working at the family business since he was 13 years old. Afterwards, the block party commenced with the band, Super Jam kicking off the night with some great music. Fox 2 did a great piece on the story. Click Here to read more about Liese Lumber’s 150 Year Celebration Page 10

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Protect Your Business with New Podcast About Construction Defect Lawsuits Every home builder in America knows about the dangers of construction defect lawsuits, legal actions brought by home owners to remedy an issue in a new home. While many of the suits are filed at the behest of insurance companies and plaintiffs' attorneys, the actions can cause bad blood between home builders and their customers. To help home builders navigate the tricky world of construction defect suits, NAHB member Treacy Duerfeldt recorded a podcast with eight episodes focusing on different issues and topics related to construction defect suits. Duerfeldt is a member of the NAHB Construction Liability, Risk Management and Building Materials Committee and owns a business that works with builders on insurance and risk mitigation, so he knows his way around litigation issues. Teaming up with John Bordonaro, a consultant focused on moisture issues in new homes, Duerfeldt explores different topics related to construction defect suits. Topics include proper home design, installation of building components, identifying construction defect states, how to avoid construction defect lawsuits and much more. Duerfeldt and Bordonaro's overarching advice to avoid costly litigation is to focus on customer service and to earnestly work with home owners on issues that arise. Get more detail in the podcast episodes on NAHB's YouTube channel. Page 14

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2022 MEMBERSHIP UPDATES RENEWING MEMBERS Brennan Building & Remodeling - 20 years Crown Roofing &Exteriors - 11 years Flawless Foundations - 1 year Klemme Construction - 9 years Roofers Mart Exterior Building Products - 11 years TFH Construction - 6 years REMODELERS COUNCIL RENEWALS BOS Copious Technologies Crown C Supply Upcoming Changes to Efficiency Standards for AC Units and Heat Pumps On Jan. 1, 2023, new minimum efficiency standards for air conditioners and heat pumps will go into effect across the United States. Federal standards for equipment efficiencies are implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in accordance with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 1975. This is the first time since 2015 DOE is updating air conditioner and heat pump efficiency standards. All new units will be required to meet the updated standards. Home builders and HVAC contractors should be getting ready for the transition as equipment meeting older standards will be phased out. For the Southeast and Southwest regions (see map below), the Jan. 1, 2023 deadline will also apply to the installation of air conditioning systems at the building. Because the indoor and outdoor units must be paired to achieve the rated system efficiency, but can be installed at different stages of construction, it’s important that HVAC contractors and builders plan accordingly to meet the January 1 installation deadline. The installation deadline applies only to the AC units (not to heat pumps and not to other specialty systems). The installation deadline does not apply to the North region for any equipment. In addition, the metrics used to designate systems’ efficiencies will change to reflect updates to the underlying testing protocols. The new efficiency designations will be referred to as SEER2 and EER2, replacing the outgoing SEER and EER designations. With the simultaneous changes to efficiencies and designations, home builders are encouraged to work closely with their equipment suppliers to ensure a smooth transition. The installation deadlines for air conditioning systems in the Southeast and Southwest regions will require additional planning and coordination between HVAC designers, HVAC contractors, equipment manufacturers, and home builders. Existing stock of single and two-stage split system AC units tagged using the outgoing SEER and HSPF rating will be allowed after January 1, 2023 deadline provided that the FTC label meets the 2023 efficiency standard. For example, a 3.5-ton AC unit labeled as 15 SEER will be allowed. To verify if the condensing unit is compliant, check the SEER and region on the FTC label. The new efficiency standards do not affect furnaces or water heaters. NAHB this week sent a letter to the DOE requesting the agency extend its installation deadline for southwest and southeast from Jan. 1, 2023 to July 1, 2023 in response to supply challenges facing the U.S. economy and the construction sector. For additional details on energy standards that govern equipment efficiencies, refer to the Code of Federal Regulations. 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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