House Notes - October 2020 Edition

October 1, 2020

Dear Members:

We just finished up a very successful Builders’ Showcase. We had 17 participating homes from 12 builders and traffic was great! A number of builders have told me not only were they busy, but they received good leads. Just this morning Logan Buescher, with Bob Buescher Homes, mentioned they signed a quite large remodel job from the Spring Town & Country earlier this year.

The committees and staff work very hard to bring value to your membership through tours, events, education and advocacy efforts. See page 18 of the October Impact for the Top 5 Reasons to be a member. Use these points as you talk to potential members.

In regards to education, I hope everyone is aware of the new building code by now. If you need a code book, the HBA has a few available for purchase at the office for $175 each. Starting October 1, the Allen County Building Dept. is going to be enforcing the code, no longer giving warnings. See this month’s Commissioner’s Corner for more details.

Also, just a reminder, keep jobsite safety at the forefront of your mind. Just recently, two commercial projects in Fort Wayne have been shut down due to COVID-19. The residential construction industry can’t afford one company to have an outbreak, in turn, effecting a number of others. Although the state has begun to re-open with some normalcy, please be aware COVID-19 is still a threat. Continue to be diligent with your PPE requirements, and try your best to continue scheduling one crew on a job site at a time. We have all been handed a crazy hand this year, let’s keep it as clean as we can!

In other news, Calvin G. Klopfenstein, owner of C. G. Klopfenstein Builders, Inc. passed away on September 14. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him, but as Matt Momper put it, “Cal was one of the nicest men in our industry. His company was custom – quality all the time!”
To read his obituary, click here.

Have a great month everyone! I hope to see you at the Chili Cook-Off on November 12. Sign up to be a cook or to come by clicking here.

Beth Johnson
Executive Director

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