THE E-MAGAZINE OF THE HBRA OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY - JUNE 2018 FEATURES UPCOMING Breakfast with Students Annual Meeting & Awards Save the Dates JULY 23, 2018 HBRA Golf Classic SEPT 5, Clambake at the Beach SEPT 7, HOBI Applications Due NEW OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer Opportunities Submit Your Photos Leadership Positions Hemingway Construction

BUILDING CONNECTIONS THE E-MAGAZINE OF THE HBRA OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY Building Connections is a monthly digital magazine produced and published by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County. Inside you will find the latest association news, legislative updates, upcoming events, and featured articles about the industry. Editorial Staff Jackie Bertolone Executive Officer Sarah Iannarone Membership & Events Coordinator Clare Michalak Marketing & Graphics Coordinator hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com www.buildfairfieldcounty.com Find Us On Social Media Subscribe Advertise Sign up here to subscribe to have Building Connections Magazine delivered to your inbox every month Advertise your business to a list of over +1200 recipients! Click HERE for more information and opportunities Got News? Exciting news to share? Send your press release or article to hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com to be featured in the next issue

IN THIS ISSUE HBRA NEWS • Upcoming Events • Message from the Executive Officer • Breakfast & Tours • Annual Meeting & Awards • New Members • HBRA Job Bank • Dear Sandler Coach • Member Benefits BUILDER NEWS • Legislative Affairs • HBRA Country President • Professional Women in Building NAHB NEWS • Shortages of Framing Lumber ON THE COVER Peter Sciarretta Hemingway Construction www.hemingwayconstruction.com Advertisers: Acadia Tooher Ferraris Ridgefield Supply Hocon Gas County TV & Appliance United Bank Fairfield County Bank Interstate Lumber Marlin Electric DiMatteo Group Elevator Service Company CTC&G BENDER Ed’s Garage Doors Ring’s End p. 5 p. 15 p. 16 p. 17 p. 19 p. 22 p. 24 p. 26 p. 27 p. 29 p. 31 p. 32 p. 33 p. 33 p. 34 • Tariffs will hurt construction... • NAHB Salary and Benefit Data • Rising Lumber Prices • House Passage of Farm Bill • Prices Hurting Affordability... p.6 p.7 p. 8 p.10 p.14 p.23 p.23 p.30 p.17 p.18 p.18 p.20 p.20 p.21 p.21 p.22 p.22

2017-18 OFFICERS President Anthony DeRosa DeRosa Builders Sr. Vice-President Kim DiMatteo DiMatteo Group Vice President John Hertz Hertz Construction Secretary Rob Michaud The Michaud Group Immediate Past President Chris Steiner Steiner, Inc. 2017-18 DIRECTORS Peter Battaglio Hocon Gas Max Bender Bender Supply Steve Berko Four Square Build & Design Michael Church William Pitt Sotheby’s Ken DeLeo Doherty & DeLeo Brian Kurtz Interstate Lumber Steven Roth Elevator Service Company Alex Shook Pella Commercial Michael Wood Wood Builders Joanne Carroll JMC Resources Jerry Effren LIFE DIRECTORS Peter Fusaro Preferred Builders The Greyrock Companies Gary Fanali City Carting Maureen Hanley United Bank Michael Palumbo ERI Building & Design Peter Gaboriault Bear Paw Builders MEDIA SPONSOR Thank you to the following VIP Associate Members for their support in 2018. Due to their generosity the Association greatly benefits - from developing new events and educational opportunities for the membership, to keeping our lights on! gas

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS UPCOMING EVENTS HBRA GOLF CLASSIC July 23, 2018 | Tashua Knolls REGISTER HERE CLAMBAKE AT THE BEACH September 5, 2018 | Fairfield Pavilion NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK September 19, 2018 | Yankee Stadium October GMM October 3 | Ridgefield Supply Bowl-A-Rama October 23 | Nutmeg Bowl November GMM November 7 | Gault Stone Holiday Party December 5 UPCOMING MEETINGS HBRA Committee meetings will resume in September. Interested in joining the newly formed Government Affairs Committee? Email Jackie at jackie@buildfairfieldcounty.com 6 HBRA of Fairfield County | JUNE 2018 TRAININGS & SEMINARS OSHA10 October 18 - 19 | Ridgefield Supply BUILDING SCIENCE TBD Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) November 28 - 30 | Rings End CONTRACTURAL RISK TRANSFER December 7 | TBD

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER Dear Members, Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner on June 6th. It was wonderful to see so many members receive awards and recognition for their work in our industry and also for our member’s volunteerism with the association. Congratulations! I hope you will take a few moments to read through this month’s issue of Building Connections E-Magazine. Take a peak at our New Members page as we welcome two new builders, two new architects and a realtor to our membership for the month of June. Now is the time to register for our golf tournament on July 23rd. We offer 9 and 18 hole tournaments with lunch and dinner and we have some very exciting raffle prizes including a TV from County TV. Our presenting sponsor, Rings End, is also giving a way an awesome YETI product to all golfers! You don’t want to miss out. Our next GMM is the Annual Clambake at the Beach in Fairfield on September 5th sponsored by Marlin Electric. We look forward to seeing you all then! As always, I would love to hear from you. I hope you will take a few moments over the quiet summer months to provide me feedback on your membership and suggestions on services we can provide that would benefit you and your business. We look forward to putting together a new government affairs committee and some new trainings this fall. Please call or email me anytime. All the best, Jackie Executive Officer JUNE 2018 | HBRA of Fairfield County 7


BREAKFAST & WORKSHOP TOUR HBRA members and guests enjoyed breakfast, prepared by JM Wright Tech hospitality and culinary students, while learning about the trades program offered at the school. Dr. Phyllis Bartoli, principal of JM Wright, gave a presentation about the benefits of the school and how the students are training to be members of our industry’s workforce. After breakfast, members were given a full tour of each of the workshops in the construction trades. The state-of-the-art facilities give students the opportunity to learn and work with the latest in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and facilities management technology and tools. These students are certified to work in their Junior and Senior year for businesses in the area. We are pleased to announce that with funds raised last year, the HBRA presented 4 seniors with a $250 scholarship to use upon graduation. Several HBRA members have hired students from the school and we look forward to continuing this partnership moving forward. Sponsored By: JUNE 2018 | HBRA of Fairfield County 9


ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS The Annual Meeting and Awards dinner took place on Wednesday, June 6th at the Italian Center of Stamford, with over 200 guests in attendance. Anthony DeRosa, Owner & Operator of DeRosa Builders in Greenwich, CT, was sworn in as the new president of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County (HBRA). DeRosa was inducted along with senior officers and board members. Congratulations to the board! We also honored very deserving HBRA members with awards for their accomplishments in the industry and for their service to our association. You can view a full list here. Thank you to our event sponsors: Bender, Hemingway Construction, County TV, LTW Design, Cornerstone Contracting & Wells Fargo Bank, and our photographer Jim Fuhrmann at Jim Fuhrmann Photography The Bender photobooth was a huge hit. You can view all of the photos and boomerangs here. JUNE 2018 | HBRA of Fairfield County 11

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS Want to get more involved with the HBRA of Fairfield County? We have a variety of leadership roles, committee openings, and volunteer opportunities available. Please contact the HBRA office at 203-335-7008 or Jackie at jackie@buildfairfieldcounty.com for more information. BOARD OF DIRECTORS The HBRA Board of Directors has an opening for a Builder member. If you are interested or have any questions please call the office to speak with Jackie directly. PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN BUILDING Interested in joining a council specifically for women in the building industry? Join the PWB Council for networking, education, charity, and fund-raising events aimed at the betterment of women in the industry. NEW COMMITTEES We are introducing a Government Affairs committee this summer. We also have openings our some of our existing committees including the Associates Council & Membership Committee. VOLUNTEERING The annual HBRA Golf Classic is always a fun day for the association and it’s made possible by an incredible volunteer force. If you would like to help out, please call the office. There are also other volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Let us know if you are interested. 12 HBRA of Fairfield County | JUNE 2018

DID YOU SEE THIS MONTH’S COVER? This is one example of how your photos could be used in HBRA marketing materials We are looking to use HBRA builder images in our upcoming publications including the cover of Building Connections Magazine, the membership directory, and in other HBRA advertisements going forward. Do you want to display your best work to an audience of more than 1200+ people? SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS: Email clare@buildfairfieldcounty.com with image files or links to a shared folder. All photos used will be credited. Not all submitted photos are guaranteed to be used in HBRA media and marketing materials. Questions? Email clare@buildfairfieldcounty.com Call 203-335-7008 BEAUTY. ELEGANCE. STRENGTH. Our Aluminum Doors Will Surprise You. Ed’s Garage Doors offers a broad selection of aluminum doors that are the perfect complement to your home. Visit our showroom to see many exclusive aluminum doors on display, and talk with a design expert about our countless in-stock and custom options. Showroom Hours: Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Evenings: By appointment Sunday: Closed 136 Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 203-847-1284 edsgaragedoors.com ®

NEW MEMBERS Welcome to the newest members of HBRA of Fairfield County! Go to www.buildfairfieldcounty.com for their contact info. Mike Heslin Blueprint Robotics We are a group of passionate entrepreneurs who are committed to the belief that there is a better way to build. Our team has significant management experience and deep knowledge in building, design, off-site construction, and manufacturing. Founded in Baltimore and supported by extraordinary investors, we have built a world‐class manufacturing facility and a team of professionals ... READ MORE Nicola Tarzia Tarzia Group The Tarzia Group, founded and led by master builder Nicola Tarzia, has been building and remodeling homes in Fairfield County for 25 years. They offer a wide range of services, from new construction and renovations to project management, custom design and land development. Nicola Tarzia is an experienced and highly qualified professional who holds six Connecticut licenses, two New York Licenses and two Green certifications... READ MORE Bethryn Rogers The Higgins Group Higgins Group Real Estate, founded in 1997, is the fastest-growing local real estate company in Fairfield County. One of the reasons for Higgins’ success is its commitment to creating a welcoming environment for its real estate agents, always encouraging its Realtors to think outside of the box and be open to new ideas so they can help sellers better compete in a crowded marketplace... READ MORE David Noe 360 Design Plus LLC Rooted in a hands on approach, 360 Design Plus is an architectural firm offering a diversity of services. Custom homes, tenant fit-out, retail space, and commercial design are among the firms specialties. Being a New England based firm, regional vernacular is an important factor in every project. Our enthusiasm for coastal architecture makes us a perfect fit for the Southern Connecticut region... READ MORE Peggy Rubens-Duhl, AIA Fresh Architect Peggy Rubens-Duhl, AIA launched Peggy Rubens-Duhl Architecture + Planning in 2005. The firm is dedicated to providing creative solutions and fresh ideas to each project. A graduate of the School of Architecture at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, Peggy holds both a bachelors and masters degree in Architecture. READ MORE Welcome to our Newest Affiliates! Ora Curry Elevator Service Company Jason Cohen Northeast Building Supply Lisa Belvedere Fordham Marble Company 14 HBRA of Fairfield County | JUNE 2018

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NEW HBRA MEMBER LOGOS FOR YOUR WEBSITE & EMAIL SIGNATURES We are so excited to share our new proud member logos. All active members of the HBRA of Fairfield County can display the stickers in their email signatures and on their website pages. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD JUNE 2018 | HBRA of Fairfield County 17

BUILDER NEWS New HBRA Of Fairfield County President Is Confident About Local Builder Market Appeared in Fairfield County Business Journal on June 22, 2018. When Anthony DeRosa began his Greenwich-based DeRosa Builders in 2011, he believed that his business would benefit from more extensive connections within the local building industry. “When I started DeRosa, I felt it was important to go out there and meet people and network,” he recalled. To achieve this goal, he joined the Home Builders & Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Fairfield County, the trade group representing the regional building scene. “Quickly through that it was apparent that the more involved I got, the more benefits I got out of it.” DeRosa’s involvement took him all the way to the top of the chapter. On June 6, he was elevated to the role of president of the HBRA of Fairfield County, a one-year term. He acknowledged that he is using this role to pay forward what he gained from his membership. “I want to make sure that our builders are informed,” he continued. Read More PWB Meeting and Business Etiquette Discussion Twenty PWB members of the Professional Women in Building Council held their June monthly meeting at County TV and Appliance showroom on Thursday June 21st. Stephanie Rapp of Stephanie Rapp Interiors led an enlightening discussion about business etiquette as it applies specifically to women. She also offered helpful tips and tricks on how to be better speakers and listeners. Thank you Stephanie! Thank you to County TV and Appliance for providing lunch and graciously opening the showroom to our group. 18 HBRA of Fairfield County | JUNE 2018

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NAHB NEWS Shortages of Framing Lumber More Widespread than Ever Shortages of framing lumber are now more widespread than at any time since NAHB began tracking the issue in 1994, according to results from the May 2018 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. More than 30% of single-family builders responding to the survey’s special questions in May reported this shortage, outdistancing the other 22 listed building products and materials by a wide margin. In second place were trusses (with a shortage reported by 24% of builders), followed by lightweight steel and OSB (at 20% each) and plywood (at 19%). The survey taken last year revealed a much better picture: The shortage percentages for these items were significantly lower – 21% for framing lumber and under 15% for all other products/materials. Read More Association: More tariffs will hurt construction, other industries Dive Brief: The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has come out against White House threats to impose an additional $200 billion of tariffs on goods imported from China. Dennis Slater, association president, said new tariffs imposed by both countries will hurt those who manufacture construction and other types of equipment and that more than one million jobs are at stake. Last Friday, President Donald Trump’s administration established an additional $50 billion in tariffs on goods — including construction equipment — from China, which responded by issuing $50 billion of its own tariffs on U.S. goods. NAHB CEO on housing: Still A Serious Shortage Of Inventory Watch this quick 3 minute interview with Jerry Howard on Fox Business as he discusses the impact of increased mortgage rates, tax reform and lumber tariffs. The increased cost of lumber has led to an increase on the construction of an average house in America by $9,000. The slapping of additional tariffs on Chinese goods, according to The New York Times, is retribution for countermeasures China has taken — and said it will take — against the U.S. for imposing previous duties in March in what the administration categorized as an effort to curb China’s “unfair” trade in American intellectual property, technology and other goods. Read More 20 HBRA of Fairfield County | JUNE 2018

NAHB Releases Salary, Bonus and Benefit Data for 39 Jobs Across the Home Building Industry BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released The Single-Family Builder Compensation Study, 2017 Edition. The study includes data collected on compensation and benefits for 39 common positions at single-family home building companies. Results from this survey provide single-family builders with current information that can be used to benchmark their employees’ level of compensation and benefits. The data was analyzed by region of the country, 2017 expected dollar volume, number of expected starts in 2017 and number of employees on payroll. The findings are presented from two different perspectives: Across all 39 positions, giving a broad view of the full-time positions that currently exist at single-family building companies, as well as a comparison of average total compensation and benefits across positions; and also as a detailed view of each position’s average compensation and benefits. “This publication offers valuable information to any home building company,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La. “It gives readers an inside look into the compensation and benefits offered at similarly sized companies, and allows them to compare themselves to the average, or even to use these numbers as recruiting tools to showcase earning potential for prospective employees.” The Single-Family Builder Compensation Study, 2017 Edition is available for purchase ($149.95 Retail/$79.95 NAHB Member, ISBN978086718-766-3) at BuilderBooks.com or by calling 800-223-2665. The ebook is available at ebooks.builderbooks.com ($89.99 Retail/$55.99 for NAHB Members). [Editor’s Note: Editors who are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of The Single-Family Builder Compensation Study, 2017 Edition to review for their publications should contact Patricia Potts at 202-2668224 or ppotts@nahb.org.] Read More Send us your press releases, events, or other member news to be showcased in the newsletter. Builders Discuss Rising Lumber Prices with Commerce Secretary Ross Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after the NAHB leadership met today with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the growing problem of escalating lumber prices that are being exacerbated by tariffs on Canadian lumber imports into the U.S.: “Today, we discussed with Secretary Ross our mutual concern that lumber prices have risen sharply higher than the tariff rate would indicate, and that this is hurting housing affordability in markets across the nation. Rising lumber prices have increased the price of an average single-family home by nearly $9,000 and added more than $3,000 to the price of the average multifamily unit. “We applaud Secretary Ross for acknowledging the gravity of this situation and expressing a willingness to look into the possibility that factors other than the tariff may be manipulating the market. “We also encouraged the secretary to return to the negotiating table with Canada. It is essential that the two sides resume talks and hammer out a long-term solution to this trade dispute that will ensure U.S. home builders have access to a stable supply of lumber at reasonable prices to keep housing affordable for hard-working American families.” Read More JUNE 2018 | HBRA of Fairfield County 21

NAHB NEWS Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on House Passage of Farm Bill The Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement on House passage of the farm bill: “NAHB commends the House for passing the farm bill. The legislation includes provisions of importance to the housing community. It implements critical forest management reforms that will help improve the health of our forest system and reduce our reliance on foreign sources of timber. This is especially important given that soaring lumber prices—exacerbated by 20 percent tariffs on imports of Canadian softwood lumber—are harming housing affordability. “The bill would also repeal the Obama administration’s waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, allowing the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to craft a new rule that protects the environment without impeding economic growth.” Read More Builders Say Lumber Prices Are Hurting Affordability In a recent NAHB survey, over 40 percent of builders said construction costs in general are causing home buyers to hold back from purchasing a new home, and over 90 percent said that lumber prices specifically are hurting affordability. The results are consistent with yesterday’s post, which described a surge in the number of builders reporting a shortage of framing lumber. Read More MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. Deep community roots. Unrivaled market knowledge. Unmatched customer service. When a bank builds its commercial banking team around the values that truly make a difference in helping your business grow and prosper, that’s more than banking. That’s changing the way you bank. Talk to us today. Visit bankatunited.com/commercial From left to right: Lisa Stuard, Mark Hubina, Maureen Hanley, Gregory Pastor, Kim Karl and Kathryn Eren. Proud to support the HBRA. 866.959.BANK (2265) | bankatunited.com NMLS# 430007 | Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender 22 HBRA of Fairfield County | JUNE 2018

DEAR SANDLER COACH Dear Sandler Coach, HBRA JOB BANK JOB TITLE: LABORER Hours: Full Time Start Date: ASAP Job Description: Looking for a hardworking individual to work on construction site in Southport. Site cleanup, maintenance and other tasks. 40 hours per week, full time. Salary:$15.00/hour Contact: Love Where You Live Homes, LLC Brian Butts 203-994-5264 JOB TITLES: Project Managers, Carpenters & Skilled Laborers Murphy Brothers Contracting wants to hire: 1.(2) Project Managers with (10) years minimum experience 2.(2) Carpenters with (7) years minimum experience 3.(3) Skilled Laborers with (2) years minimum experience He or She must have the following qualities: •Likes Getting Things Done Right •Has Good People Skills •Likes to Gather Facts •Has Good Communication Skills •Has Strong Listening Skills •Can Estimate Work We are offering you the Opportunity to: •Have Personal Growth Match Effort •Have Secure Employment •Receive Recognition for Accomplishment •Have Opportunity For Individual Accomplishments •Work With People Who Support Your Efforts •Full-Time Positions Available Contact Murphy Brothers Contracting: 914-777-5777 for an appointment, ask for Joe Zito. Or send resumes to joez@murphybrothers.com How do I get my prospects to stop only concentrating on the price? - Jessica A. Hi Jessica, It’s certainly a common problem, especially in our world today. We know that our customers are a lot more informed then they used to be. With the internet and sites like Kayak, price shopping has become the norm but it’s not the end all. We have to have some worth in the relationship. Why would I need to use you instead of just going online? What happens if you’re not there? That’s where you should start. What is your prospect missing if you are not involved? That’s what the conversation should be about and not your price to theirs. It’s you to them. What makes you different? If you are having trouble answering the question it may be time to relook at your career or what else you could be bringing to the table. If they are talking about price they are missing the reason you’re there in the first place. Hope this help! Selling isn’t easy but practice make perfect and perfect makes money! - John John J. Fazio, Jr. John’s clients include the single entrepreneur all the way up to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of sales, leadership, management and customer service. Have a training question for John? Send your questions to hbra@ buildfairfieldcounty.com JUNE 2018 | HBRA of Fairfield County 23

HBRA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT The HBRA of Fairfield County is offering a FREE opportunity to promote your business. The Monthly Spotlight includes: • 1 FREE Full Page in the Building Connections Magazine Interstate+Lakeland Lumber Corp. Since 1922 Interstate + Lakeland Lumber has been dedicated to servicing the needs of the area’s finest builders throughout Westchester and Fairfield counties. Committed to providing the highest quality of service and materials in the area with competitive pricing, Interstate + Lakeland Lumber has established itself as one of the leaders in product knowledge and representation. From framing lumber, both dimensional and engineered, to windows, siding, and trim, Interstate + Lakeland Lumber can supply the full array of building materials to suit any type of project. We are most proud of our molding program with over 300 molding profiles in stock that make up the IL Greenwich Collection. Interstate + Lakeland Lumber just recently launched 40 additional profiles to make up their new “ILINE Collection”. With our 100,000 sq ft millwork manufacturing and distribution center located in Bethel CT, we are leading the industry on the custom mill work side of the business for both interior and exterior production. Interstate + Lakeland Lumber is proud to be one of Brian Kurtz the few and remaining successful family owned and operated businesses that has entered into its fourth 26 HBRA of Fairfield County | JUNE 2017 generation with the addition of Brian. This rich and vibrant tradition continues to grow as the company enters its 96th year in business. Brian joined the company in 2008 eager to continue its great success, and has played key role in helping chart the future course of Interstate + Lakeland Lumber. As an outside salesman for the past five years he has managed to grow existing customer relationships as well as develop new ones with some of the top builders in the area. He brings passion and enthusiasm every day to his work and is constantly looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction. Over the next five years Brian plans to continue his growth in all aspects of the company and focus on bringing in the next generation of dedicated IL employees to help Interstate flourish. Please stop into Interstate + Lakeland Lumber’s award winning Window and Door showroom in Greenwich CT, or any one of the 5 locations to speak with our knowledgeable and friendly staff that represent the Interstate and Lakeland Lumber family. We look forward to supplying your next job.” Interstate+Lakeland Lumber Corp. 184 South Water Street Greenwich CT 06830 www.interstatelumber.com • Space for company contact information and logos, linked to your website • Opportunity to display homes for sale, listing information, and notable homes • Opportunity to display awards and recognitions CONTACT clare@buildfairfieldcounty.com to reserve your space today! 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 877.431.7431 • www.fairfieldcountybank.com NMLS ID #516624 EQUAL HOUSING L E ND E R MEMBER FDIC 24 HBRA of Fairfield County | JUNE 2018

HBRA GOLF CLASSIC JULY 23, 2018 | TASHUA KNOLLS 18 Hole – 12:00 PM Shotgun Start 9-Hole – 2:30 PM Shotgun Start Presented by Ring’s End Not an avid golfer? The 9-Hole Tournament is for you. “The Glen” 9-Hole Tournament (Limited to 36 golfers) $500/foursome or $125/golfer includes late lunch, golf and dinner. 1:30pm Registration Begins & Driving Range Open 2:30pm - Shotgun Start 5:30pm - Cocktails, Dinner, Raffle and Awards REGISTER TODAY JUNE 2018 | HBRA of Fairfield County 25 We are looking for raffle prizes! Do you have game tickets, merchandise, an experience, or a fun item to donate? Please call the office at 203-335-7008 or email hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com

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TIME TO APPLY FOR THE 2018 HOBI AWARDS Presented by the HBRA of Connecticut The HOBI Awards offers recognition to builders, remodelers and suppliers for excellence in home design and construction, home technology, sales and marketing and home financing. You must be an active member of a local HBRA in order to submit an application. The CT locals include: HBRA of Fairfield County, HBRA of Central CT, HBRA of Eastern CT, and HBRA of Northwestern CT. Application Deadline: September 7, 2018 HOBI Awards: November 13, 2018 PLEASE MAIL APPLICATIONS TO: JMC RESOURCES 1078 Main Street, #4, Branford, CT 06405 For questions regarding your application: Joanne Carroll, JMC Resources (203) 453-5420 joanne@jmcresources.com JUNE 2018 | HBRA of Fairfield County 27

ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE IT IS TIME TO HIRE A HERS RATER Compliance Testing 2015 IECC 2012 IECC ____ Blower Door Testing ____ What is a HERS Rater? An individual who is certified by an accredited Rating Provider to inspect and test a home in order to evaluate each of the minimum rated features and complete a Home Energy Rating according to the RESNET Standards. Using a HERS Rater for 2012/2015 IECC Compliance The state of Connecticut has adopted the 2012 IECC energy code which requires blower door and duct testing. Towns are now enforcing blower door and duct testing certificates to show compliance in order to receive a certificate of occupancy. Coming in October of 2018 the state will adopt the new 2015 IECC energy code which still requires blower door and duct testing as well as using a Home Energy Rating as an option to show compliance with energy code requirements. Duct Pressure Testing ____ Home Energy Ratings CONTACT ME Michael Fusaro HERS Rater Stamford, CT 203-542-5515 mikef@greenbuiltct.com

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