Biweekly e letter June 10, 2018
Here's the biweekly report of local, state and national items of interest that affect your business, the building industry and our association.
Blair/ Bedford Builders Association
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Pennsylvania Builders Association: http://www.pabuilders.org/
National Association of Home Builders: http://www.nahb.org/
Headlines & Announcements:
~~~~Reservations Are Now Being Accepted~~~~
Please join us for our Annual SteakFest to be held July 10th at the Swiss Club. And YES, those mouth-watering steaks are from Hoss's Steak and Sea House and grilled to perfection by Bill Campbell and his staff. Also includes baked potato, salad, dessert, draft beer and soda. AND - live music by The Syrins. Cost is $30.00 p/p. Registration begins at 5:30p and the steaks will hit the plates at 6:00p. Simply respond to this e letter to make your reservations AND they are due by: July 2nd - NO EXCEPTIONS!!
~~~~Once Again We Would Like To Recognize Our Sponsors~~~~
The 23rd Annual BBBA Charity Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, May 24th at IMCC. Nineteen Golf Teams Participated along with the following Sponsors:
Tournament Sponsors: Lowe's of Altoona; Reliance Bank; Tradesmen International and CNB Bank
Beverage Cart Sponsors: A & A Insurance; Young, Oakes, Brown and Company; BBBA
Dinner Sponsors: Controlled Comfort HVAC; Beauchamp Plumbing & Heating; Blue Knob Auto and Zane Helsel
Lunch Sponsors: Prime Sirloin and The Home Depot
Snack Sponsor: Linda Schreiber, Re/Max Results Realty; Mary Pucciarella; Scott Gottshall
Water: Culligan Water of Altoona
9th Hole "Turn-Tent": Gene Horomanski, Denny & Deb Olewine
Tee Sign Sponsors: Barton's Plumbing & Heating; Beauchamp Plumbing & Heating; Culligan Water of Altoona;
Dawson & Wolfe Construction; Dennis & Deb Olewine; E. B. Endres Custom Millwork &
Cabinetry; George Beckett & Son; Goldstein, Heslop; Steele; Clapper; Oswalt & Smith;
Irwin Financial; Jeff S. Long Construction; Grande Palazzo; John S. Degenhardt;
Keller Engineers; Leighty's Kitchen & Bath; L S Fiore; Mike's Carpet 1; Park Home; Park
Medical Alert; Park Security Systems; Penn Crest BANK; P K Management; Penstan Supply;
Prime Sirloin; Re/Max Realty - Linda Schreiber; S & A Homes; U S Hotel; Warren Gingrich
Agency; Your Building Centers
At our General Membership Meeting on June 5th, and thanks to the generosity of the folks listed above, we made donations to the following non-profit organizations: Frankstown Elementary All-Abilities Playground Project AND
Evolution Expressions/LBC 2018 for their class project for special needs children.
Legislative and Industry News:
~~~~~Attention Builders & Remodelers - Last Call~~~~~
Building Code Changes are on the way ...........
As a result of Act 36 of 2017, the PA UCC Review & Advisory Council (RAC) has been conducting its re-review of the previously unadopted code provisions in the 2012 and 2015 ICC codes. On May 1, 2018, the RAC submitted their report to the Department of Labor & Industry which details the results of this voting process, thus ending this review period. The code provisions that were adopted during this process will take effect on October 1, 2018.
The overall result of this process as it relates to residential construction is that the 2015 International Residential Code and the residential portion of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code were adopted with approximately 22 amendments. These amendments include provisions that were not adopted and therefore stay with 2009 language, provisions that were modified based on RAC input and discussion, and provisions that were modified to include language similar to what appears in the 2018 codes
What should you do???
If interested - the BBBA can work with the PHRC (Pennsylvania Housing Research Center at Pennsylvania State University) to conduct a seminar with the updated code information. This can take place if we get enough interest from builders and remodelers.....so if interested, please respond to this notification so that we can develop a list to see if we have enough support to conduct such a seminar.
Fax your PA ONE CALL Invoices
To the BBBA office at: 814.693.9712 for payment. DO NOT pay direct. We will verify your membership status and forward to the PBA Office for payment. If you pay your invoice direct to the PA ONE CALL address - we will not be able to get reimbursement for you.
New information and websites for the different rebate programs available to builder members
1) National Purchasing Partners (NPP) Program - Look what's been added - Read the List Below
The NPP serves over 130,000 member organizations and is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the nation. Receive discounts from: Verizon wireless, Fastenal; Staples; Office Depot; YRC Freight; Best Buy; Sherwin-Williams; Airgas; Impac; Expedia; Legal Zoom; 1-800-flowers; LifeLock
Registration is free and easy, simply visit: https://associations.mynpp.com/myNPP/memberSavings.xhtml?guid=9707AVIR and navigate their website to see what the program is all about.
2) You can also participate in another rebate program when you make purchases through companies such as: ThermaTru Doors, ClosetMaid, Fypon, Jacuzzi, Heatilator, TimberTech, Honeywell, Velux, Bilco, Clopay and many other manufacturers. This is a member benefit that doesn't get much easier. To learn more about the program, visit the website: www.pbarebates.com (Please note this is a new website, much easier to navigate and more information.)
3) A large part of your membership is the vast amount of benefits and discounts available at each level within the federation. Be sure to take a look at all of the different opportunities offered through the NAHB Member Advantage Program - you won't find deals this good anywhere else.
NAHB Member Advantage adds 2 new savings opportunities
Two exciting member saving discount programs have joined the NAHB Member Advantage lineup. An Amazon Business account gains you access to the NAHB Amazon store which offers recommended products and unlocks additional business savings. The new Capital One Spark Business Card -With the Spark® Cash credit card earns members unlimited 2 percent cash back on every purchase. In addition, there's no annual fee to use your card. Click here.
Thanks to the following Companies who have renewed their membership in the BBBA:
Black's Home Sales; Keith Construction; Reighard Construction, LLC; Cove Construction, LLC
For more than a decade, the Pennsylvania Builders Association has offered workers compensation insurance to its
members through a competitive group program.
This program is underwritten by Eastern Alliance Insurance Group and offers our members the following great benefits:
* Competitive Rates
* Stable Pricing
* Superior Claims Handling
* Possible Dividends
* Parallel Pay - Pay as you go billing.
* No charge for subcontractors who carry at least $300,000 in General Liability Coverage in
For more info, please contact our Program Administrator - McConkey Insurance & Benefits - Erica Grimm at
(717) 505-3144, firstname.lastname@example.org or look at their website at http://www.ekmcconkey.com/pba.htm.
Also, as a member of the Blair/Bedford Builders Association you have access to the Pennsylvania Builders Association Health Care Insurance Program
For more information on the Health Care Program visit: http://www.PBIPonline.com
EVENTS & DATES: (Reservations are required for all events.)
~~~ June - July Calendar of Events~~~
June 26th: Board Meeting; 5:30p at Marzoni's on Patchway Road
July 10th: SteakFest at the Swiss Club - See info above
July 24th: Board Meeting; 5:30p at Marzoni's on Patchway Road
**Reservations are a must - four convenient ways to register:
1. Phone (814) 693-9710
2. Fax (814) 693-9712
3. Email: email@example.com
4. Online at http://www.blairbedfordbuilders.com/event_signup/index.php?catalogid=1
Remember, if you make a reservation for an event and do not cancel it 48-hours prior to the event, you will be billed.
Famous Quotes: "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
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