June 2011



June 2011
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Vol. 15 , Issue 6
Net Proceeds to
Saratoga Community
Housing and
North Whidbey
Community Harvest
June 2011
27th Annual SICBA
Charity Golf Tournament
July 14th at the
Whidbey Golf and Country
Club in Oak Harbor
There are more
openings for golfers and
for sponsors in
Annual Charity Golf
See page 20 for a
registration form and
21 for sponsorship form, or
call the office and
talk to Brenda.
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Thank-you for Renewing
April 28 – May 20, 2011
One Year Plus:
All Star Painting
Painting Contractors / Suppliers
AZEK Building Products
Architects & Designers; Decks; Siding Contractors
Big Head Glass LLC
Glass Sales / Service
Blue Heron Bldg Const Inc
Builder, General; Remodel; Built Green® Program Participant
Builders Alliance LLC
Building Material / Lumber / Hardware; Doors / Millwork; Window
Sales / Installation / Service; Built Green® Program Participant
Cadet Manufacturing
Fireplaces / Heating; Heating / Ventilation / Air Conditioning;
Chad Fisher Construction LLC
Builder, Commercial / Industrial; General; Metal / Steel
Champion Roofing Inc
Roofing Contractors / Suppliers
Corey Oil & Propane
Propane Distributors
Curtis David Interiors Inc
Cabinet / Millwork; Carpentry; Framing Contractors
Edward Jones Investments - Troy Kunz
Financial Services
Hagge Design Associates Inc
Architects & Designers; Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS);
Built Green® Participant; Certified Green Professional (CGP)
Houlihan Contracting Inc
Builder, General; Remodel
Island Associates LLC
Builder, General
Nautilus Const & Mgmt LLC
Finish Carpentry Contractors; Floor Coverings / Underlayment;
Builder, General
Northwest Moving & Storage
Closets / Storage; House Movers
Olympic Security & Comm. Systems Inc
Security / Alarm / Fire / Sound Systems
Pharaoh's Construction Co
Finish Carpentry Contractors; Builder, General; Remodel
Prism Cabinets & Construction Inc
Cabinet / Millwork; Builder, General
Puget West Corporation
Builder, Commercial / Industrial; General
Saratoga Community Housing
Home Education & Counseling Center
Scotties Plumbing & Repair
Plumbing Contractors; Plumbing Suppliers
Summersun Nursery & Landscaping
Landscaping Service / Supplies
Swift Electric Inc
Electrical Contractors
Sykora Home Design
Architects & Designers; Certified Green Professional (CGP)
Five Years Plus:
A & M Custom Construction
Granite, Stone, Marble, Tile; Builder, Custom/Single Family; Remodel
Building Specialties Inc
Acoustical; Building Material / Lumber / Hardware
Cavanaugh Custom Homes Inc
Builder, Custom / Single Family
Christopher Homes Inc
Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS); Builder, Custom / Single
Family; Builder, Remodel; Built Green® Participant; Certified Green
Professional (CGP)
Day Creek Sand & Gravel
Sand & Gravel Suppliers
Interior Doors & More
Cabinet/Millwork; Doors/Millwork; Window Sales/Installation/Svc
P. J. Lang Construction Inc
Concrete Contractors; Foundations
RGN Construction
Builder, Commercial / Industrial; Builder, Custom / Single Family;
Built Green® Participant
Sigler Construction
Builder, General; Built Green® Program Participant
Stewart Title of Island County
Title Insurance & Escrow Services
Strandberg Excavation & Comm'l Const Inc
Excavation / Land Clearing / Site Prep
Van's Equipment Co
Rental Equipment
Ten Years Plus:
Alpine Fire & Safety Systems Inc
Appliance Sales/Service; Safety Training/Equipment; Security/Alarm/
Fire / Sound Systems
Brand Energy Services
Scaffolding Rental / Sales
Edward Jones Invst - Price/Heyduck
Financial Services
Laser Construction & Development Inc
Finish Carpentry Contractors; Siding Contractors; Built Green®
Rocking M Construction
Builder, Commercial / Industrial; Metal / Steel; Post & Beam / Post
Frame; Remodel
Samuel's Repair & Remodel
Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS); Kitchen & Bath Dealer;
Builder, General; Remodel
Simmonds Glass
Doors/Millwork; Glass Sales/Svc; Window Sales/Installation/Svc
Sunland Bark & Topsoils Co
Farm Supply; Fencing; Landscaping Service / Supplies; Recycling;
Sand & Gravel Suppliers; Sawmill
Fifteen Years Plus:
Bakerview Builders
Builder, General; Remodel
Duane Johnson & Sons Construction
Builder, Commercial / Industrial; Custom / Single Family; General;
Metal / Steel; Multi-family; Remodel; Speculative
Pro-Form Foundations Inc
Concrete Contractors; Foundations
Whidbey Design and Home Inspection, LLC
Architects & Designers; Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS);
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Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
President - Jim Spane
1st Vice President - Ben Burton
2nd Vice President - Dean Hayes
Secretary - Kym Kelly
Treasurer - Gary Wray
Immediate Past President - Chris Deasy (CAPS,CGP)
Builder Member - Todd Pedersen
Builder Member - Bob Moe
Builder Member - Nate Kaplan
Builder Member - Brian Gentry
Associate Member - John Stegall
Associate Member - Tom Hagge
Associate Member - Adam Faber
Associate Member - Jon Westdal
So. Whidbey Home Builders Pres. - Charles Locke
Camano Is. Builders Assoc Pres. - Jim Hall (CGP)
John Piazza (Life, CAPS), Dottie Piazza (Life), Jeff
Hansell (Life,CGB), Rick Tremaine (Life), Bob Johnson, Ted Clifton (CGB,CGP), Walt Johnson, Ed
Stanton, Patrick Hayes (CGP), Charles Locke (CGP),
Bob Moe (CGA,CAPS), Scott Yonkman (CAPS, CGP),
Chris Deasy (CAPS,CGP), Jim Spane, Ben Burton,
Dean Hayes, Jim Hall (CGP), Jon Westdal, Gary Wray
Dottie Piazza (Senior Life,), John Piazza (Senior Life,
CAPS), Jeff Hansell (Life, CGB), Bob Moe (CGA,
CAPS), Ted Clifton (CGB,CGP),Jim Spane
Alternate Directors: Chris Deasy (CAPS) (Builder),
Scott Rainwater (Associate)
The late Gordon Koetje Sr., Joe Souza, the late Ben
Westberg, Marlene Westberg, Ann Brooks, Bruce
Johnson, Don Wetsch, Dottie Piazza, Dennis Taylor,
Rick Wibbens and The late John Whitney
Executive Officer—Wayne Crider
Membership Director - Rayna Moe
Events Coordinator - Brenda Harter
Governmental Affairs Director - Open
Office Assistant/Receptionist - Open
SICBA continues to work on building
better relationships with our elected
officials locally, statewide and nationally.
We are working very hard with all of them
to promote affordable housing in our
local communities through efficient
approval of projects to funding sources
Jim Spane
such as grants, etc that will help our
industry rebound from the current recession.
Several bills and issues impacting the homebuilding industry
were monitored at the state level during the legislative session.
BIAW has done a fantastic job this year in making sure bills that
were detrimental to the building industry and to business were
defeated or amended enough that the final outcome will not be
that great on the industry. Locally, we are doing the same thing
in both counties and in all the local jurisdictions. Sometimes it is
tough just to keep up but we are staying ahead of the game and
expect to do so for the future. The problem with local jurisdictions is that with our industry not working as much as we have in
the past, it gives them time to look at things and recommend
ways of doing business that will slow the process even more. I
would think they would want everything to move quickly since
permitting is a revenue source that is never ending and the
quicker the response and approval, the more revenue the
jurisdiction can enjoy. Other items are being monitored closely
in both counties to be sure what the county does is in the best
interest of our industry and for business overall.
The BIAW Board of Directors Meeting will be held in June 15
to 17 at the Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA. If you have any
input for directors to take to this event, please either call me or
call the SICBA office and talk to Wayne. We will be sure it gets
This months’ dinner meeting will be held on June 21 at the
Farmhouse Restaurant. If you are unfamiliar with the location, it
is on the corner of SR20 and LaConner/Whitney Road. This
should be a great evening for everyone. Our program for the
evening is our awards night where we recognize our Projects of
the Year winners, SICBA Builder of the Year and Associate of
the Year. We also invite the SICBA scholarship winners to this
meeting and it looks like we will have a great showing of them as
well. Look forward to seeing all of you there!
The 27th Annual SICBA Charity Golf Tournament is July 14 th at
Whidbey Golf and Country Club in Oak Harbor. There is still
time to sign up, so come and take part in this fun event!!
Thanks again for your membership and support.
Jim Spane
Spane Buildings, Inc.
SICBA President
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Home and Garden Show
Chair is Thom Richter
The first meeting for the 2012 Home & Garden Show is
Thursday, June 9 at 7:30am in the SICBA office. Feel free
to join us! Lots of planning to do, so we must start early!
Marketing Committee
Co-Chairs are Ted Clifton and Ben Burton
The last meeting of the SICBA Marketing Committee was
very well attended, with five members and two staff present. A review of our website showed us some areas we
need to shore up, which Brenda is now working on. If any
members have articles they have written, or would like to
write that will help housing consumers in any way, please
submit them to Brenda Harter, [email protected] Thank
Dinner Committee
Chair is Mary Meier
Our SICBA’s June Dinner Meeting will be held in Skagit
County at the Farmhouse Restaurant. The program will
consist of awarding the Projects of the Year along with the
Builder & Associate of the Year. The SICBA Scholarship recipients will also be honored. Come and congratulate your peers and the recipients and enjoy a great meal.
Save the following date for the SICBA Membership Appreciation Picnic to be held on Tuesday, August 16th at
the Skyline Beach Cabana in Anacortes. We will have the
pig a roasting and the chickens a grilling. The Hagge’s will
have the Minute to Win It Games again for you this year.
Call the SICBA office for more information and to RSVP!
PS- Watch for the first “Nothing but Networking Night” in
Education Committee
Chair is Adam Faber
ATTENTION ALL BUILDERS: Please sign up for the Built
Green Roundtable on June 24 The Morning session will
cover Blower Door and Duct Testing presentation by
Retrotec Energy Innovations. The afternoon session will
review the new ENERGY CODES. Don’t miss this chance
to learn from one of the nation’s foremost expert in this
area, Ted Clifton. RSVP today, as this will be a very
popular forum.
During the month of May, Materials Testing and Consulting, Inc. held a free seminar on Construction Arbitration and
Claims Avoidance at their Burlington Office. Watch for
more topics to be offered by MTC. On May 25 , Tim
Garrison, ConstructionCalc, held another Microsoft Excel
Brown Bag class in Oak Harbor at the NPSAR office. The
Brown Bag Lunch Class series has been very popular in
Skagit County and we are very excited to now be offering it
in both counties. If you have a topic you would like to
attend, please let us know. Your suggestions are greatly
appreciated. The Education Committee’s next meeting is
on September 16 . If you have questions or ideas for any
class topics, please contact us at [email protected] At
dinner meetings, you may send us your ideas for way to
improve the education content with the Feedback Cards
at your table. We appreciate your help!
Membership Committee
Chair is Jon Westdal
Hello to all my fellow SICBA Members!
The May Membership meeting had 14 new membership
applications to approve, plus 5 more were submitted later
that week – and more are expected before the end of the
Winning Hand Membership Drive. It's great to have new
members to meet!
To all of you who sponsored new recruits for our
“Who's Got The Winning Hand?” membership drive,
thanks, your efforts are appreciated. Without the work of
the recruiters there would be no SICBA. If you weren't
able to bring in a member this time “no worries” there is
always opportunities to recruit if you tune in to it.
Confession time, your membership chair isn't the
best at recruiting. I've approached it as a learning
experience in sales, a weak link for me. Opportunity is
the key word here:
Opportunity to present a great organization to
your fellow business owners.
Opportunity to practice your sales skills without
losing a customer, well maybe SICBA loses but
we'll ignore that. You can always call in backup.
Opportunity to have the very best sales people
give you tips on recruiting, which isn't that far off
from sales.
The best opportunities provide value to both parties and that is precisely what you have here, except that in this case its three parties that benefit.
The new member, SICBA, and you!
One last comment for this month: As I have been talking to business owners this month about SICBA I have
had very positive responses like “Oh glad you came by,
I've been meaning to look into this.”
I do believe we have a good reputation – keep up the
good work folks!
Built Green
Chair is Ted Clifton
The SICBA Built Green® program continues to grow,
despite the hard times for our industry. We currently list
66 members, down a few from our peak, but we continue
to attract new members due to the dynamic nature of the
Green Building movement, and the growing preference
for Built Green® homes among the general public.
We have a number of educational opportunities scheduled, including this month's Round Table event on June
24th. The topic for this Round Table will be the new
Washington State Energy Code. As many of you know
who have submitted for a new home permit, things have
changed, a lot! We hope to sort out the details, to make
your jobs all easier, Green Builder or not. All builders
should attend this event. Prior to our regular Round
Table event we will have a two-hour seminar on the new
blower-door and duct-blaster testing procedures and
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Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
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Recruiting Tips:
SICBA membership keeps
you educated on legislation and local ordinances (both harmful and helpful), aware of
the latest trends in the construction industry
and provides networking opportunities with
other professionals.
2011 Foundation Dinner Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Ward-Johnson Masonry & Tile - 8th Year
AAA Kartak Glass & Closet Inc - 7 th Year
Simmonds Glass - 7th Year
Cedar Creek Lumber - 2nd Year
Puget Sound Energy - 2nd Year
Parr Lumber - 1st Year
Silver Sponsors
Fakkema & Kingma Inc. – 5th Year
Bronze Sponsors
Broadview Appliances - 8 th Year
Peoples Bank - 8th Year
Yonkman Construction Inc - 8th Year
Concrete Nor’west - 7 th Year
E & E Lumber - 7 th Year
Skagit Drywall Inc - 7 th Year
Smiley Insurance Services - 7 th Year
Whidbey Telecom Security & Alarms - 7th Year
Woods Electric Inc - 7 th Year
anderson Appliance Inc - 6th Year
Krieg Concrete Products Inc - 6th Year
Skagit Readymix - 5th Year
Our Foundation Dinner Sponsors keep
your dinner costs to $20 per person!
Thank You Foundation Sponsors!
Call if you would like to become a Foundation Sponsor!
requirements. This is a do-not-miss opportunity!
On October 7th we will be holding another Round Table
event, on lighting issues. We have a guest speaker
coming in from PSE to help us all understand better how
to get the correct type and amount of lighting into each
room of the house. On January 27th we will have a
Round Table on glazing options and high performance
windows, presented by one of our new Built Green
members, Todd Pesek of Vinyltek Windows. In addition
to Todd's presentation, Ted L. Clifton will be giving a brief
seminar on the correct sizing and placement of windows
to optimize passive solar design. Our next Built Green®
Orientation is scheduled for October 14th.
Haunted Corn Field
Committee driven—no chair
Frazier Farms is teaming up with us to create a
Haunted Corn Field on McCorquedale Road (behind
Sims Honda)! If you are interested in Haunted Stuff,
Halloween, or Scary Stuff, you have to be on this committee and bring us your expertise!
Here is our theme: During the mid 1930’s, a family living on a local farm was savagely murdered. Years later,
a film, shot in black & white, shows the gruesome events
that occurred that day. Our Corn field will replicate the
farm and the family during this event. We need builders/designers to create and build the four corners in
the field. Are you interested in this scary non-dues revenue event? Call Brenda ASAP! We are also looking for
costumes of old overalls, boots, flannel shirts and tshirts. Have anything laying around that you would like
to contribute? Bring to the SICBA office. We are also in
need of a team to create the Kiddie Corn Maze. It is
only 100’ by 150’ and is just for fun and photos! Are you
willing to take on this small project with a few friends?
Call us today!
Would you like more exposure for your
Company at minimal cost? Advertise on the
SICBA website for as little as $10 per month!
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SRV Construction Inc
Excavation / Land Clearing/Development / Site Prep, Utilities
Stanton Industries Inc
Excavation / Land Clearing / Site Prep; Fencing; Pump
Installation & Service; Septic Systems Design / Construction;
Builder, Custom / Single Family; Modular Construction; Remodel;
Built Green® Participant
Twenty Years Plus:
Ronk Brothers Heat & A/C
Fireplaces / Heating; Heating / Ventilation / Air Conditioning
Silvia Construction Inc
Excavation / Land Clearing / Site Prep; Manufactured Home Site
Prep; Septic Systems Design / Construction
Waldron Construction Inc
Builder, General
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Join us in welcoming the following companies to
the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
American Family Insurance Paul Genest Agency
Business and Personal Insurance
1840 S Burlington Blvd
Burlington, WA 98233
Telephone: (360) 757-1155
Contact: Paul Genest
Sponsored by Sara Hembree of Prime Lending
Born Electrical Services
Electrical Contractor
14037 Maceoys Ct
Edison, WA 98232
Telephone: (360) 391-3997
Contact: Kristopher Born
Sponsored by Thom Richter of Pharaoh’s Construction Co
Butler Construction and Painting LLC
Residential Remodeler and Restoration Contractor
12022 Country Lane
Burlington, WA 98233
Telephone: (360) 899-5494
Contact: Ian Butler
Sponsored by Thom Richter of Pharaoh’s Construction Co
Cascade Custom Concrete
Decorative concrete and Polishing Concrete
13159 Persons Rd
Bow, WA 98232
Telephone: (360) 661-5860
Contact: Clint Terwilliger
Sponsored by Ed Perry of Pat Rimmer Les Schwab Tire Center
Coupeville Painting Company
Interior, exterior, residential, commercial painting, pressure
washing and moss removal
PO Box 34
Coupeville, WA 98239
Telephone: (360) 678-1100
Contact: Mike or Anicka Ellis
Sponsored by Scott Yonkman of Yonkman Const Inc
DuctVac Northwest
Air duct and dryer vent cleaning
2120 Forest Dr
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Telephone: (360) 572-0464
Contact: Dave Kostecka
Sponsored by Ben Burton of Arrow Insulation Inc
Highline Pavement Maintenance Inc
Pavement maintenance and repair
PO Box 606
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Telephone: (360) 424-0478
Contact: Shawn Hull
Sponsored by Jon Westdal of An-West Inc
Housing Authority of Skagit County
Not for profit corporation specializing in low income housing
1650 Port Drive
Burlington, WA 98233
Telephone: (360) 428-1959
Contact: Gustavo Ramos Jr
Sponsored by Helen Simmons of AFLAC
Northwest Plus Credit Union
Credit Union
115 Cedar Street
Burlington, WA 98233
Telephone: (360) 755-9511
Contact: Lydia Guel
Sponsored by Patrick Hayes of Superior Slabjacking Inc
Oak Harbor Motors Inc
New and used sales and maintenance for cars and trucks
PO Box 2789
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Telephone: (360) 675-5901
Contact: Mike Horrobin
Sponsored by Bob Johnson of Ward-Johnson Masonry& Tile
SP General Contracting LLC
4955 Robinwood Ln
Bow, WA 98232
Telephone: (360) 661-5551
Contact: Steve Perry
Sponsored by Ed Perry of Pat Rimmer Les Schwab Tire Center
Sears Hometown Store
Sears authorized hometown dealer/appliance sales
Creative Lines
465 NE Midway Blvd
Residential Design
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
1304 Hillcrest Parkway
Telephone: (360) 675-0660
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Contact: Les and Lisa Tripp
Telephone: (360) 428-4819
Sponsored by Bob Johnson of Ward-Johnson Masonry and Tile
Contact: Sandra Deasy
Stone Forest Kitchen & Bath
Sponsored by Chris Deasy of Christopher Homes
Interior Finishes
D & A Studio
100 Valley Mall Way Suite 140
Architect, custom residential, commercial and urban design Mount Vernon, WA 98273
PO Box 3018
Telephone: (360) 428-4004
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Contact: Marty Stowell
Telephone: (360) 370-5955
Sponsored by Bob Johnson of Ward-Johnson Masonry and Tile
Contact: Anna Howden
Sponsored by Patrick Hayes of Superior Slabjacking Inc
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Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Pacific Woodtech Corporation
Manufacturer of engineered wood products LVL & I Joists
PO Box 465
Burlington, WA 98233
Telephone: (360) 707-2200
Contact: Dan Semsak
Sponsored by Kym Kelly of Cedar Creek Lumber
The Restorer Inc DBA Glass Doctor
Automobile detailing and restoration and glass service
VanderYacht Propane Inc
Propane sales and service
33590 SR 20
6811 Guide Meridian
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Lynden, WA 98264
Telephone: (360) 675-8482
Telephone: (360) 398-1234
Contact: Jim Goheen
Contact: Bryan VanderYacht
Sponsored by Bob Johnson of Ward-Johnson Masonry and Tile
Sponsored by Troy Lautenbach of Laut’s Inc
Valley Construction
911 Moore St
Advanced Construction and Maintenance Inc.
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
General Contractor
Telephone: (360) 333-3371
PO Box 1082
Contact: Les Francis
Coupeville, WA 98239
Sponsored by Bob Moe of Skagit Drywall Inc
Telephone: (360) 678-0710
Woodridge Homes Inc
Contact: Michael Lambert
Builder, Custom, Single Family, Remodel
Sponsored by Bob Johnson of Ward-Johnson Masonry and Tile
1521 Lancaster Road
Art of Perfection Heating LLC
Freeland, WA 98249
Heating Contractor
Telephone: (360) 730-1404
PO Box 2315
Contact: Tom Saari
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Sponsored by Charles Locke of Back in the Woods Works
Telephone: (360) 672-5772
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Surface By Design
Specialty coatings of interior &exterior homes and fixtures
3492 Wilson Rd
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Telephone: (360) 320-4159
Contact: Larry Munn
Sponsored by Barry Harter of Central Payment Corp
Contact: Milo Edwards
Sponsored by Bob Johnson of Ward-Johnson Masonry and Tile
Carletti Architects PS
Architects and Designers
116 E Fir Suite A
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Telephone: (360) 424-0394
Contact: Peter Carletti
Sponsored by Bob Moe of Skagit Drywall Inc
Cherryholmes Construction Inc
Builder, Custom/Single Family, Remodel
20377 Christie Pl
Burlington, WA 98233
Telephone: (360) 707-2710
Contact: Craig Cherryholmes
Sponsored by Bob Moe of Skagit Drywall Inc
Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse
Retail sales of building supplies
1717 Freeway Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Telephone: (360) 424-6973
Contact: Dan Ferris or David Steele
Sponsored by Chris Deasy of Christopher Homes
Owner—Chad Fisher
11703 Bayview Edison Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Years in Business: 2
Number of Employees: 4
“Commercial and Industrial Building Const.”
Recruiting Tips:
Tell that
potential member why you are a
member! Your personal reasons and
experiences say more
than a long list of benefits.
Use the SICBA logo!
Using the SICBA logo makes it easier to identify you as a member!
The SICBA logo is available for all members to use on their business cards, web sites, flyers
and advertising. Call: (360)757-6916; (888)497-4222 or email [email protected]
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Our May dinner was great! For those of you that did
not attend, there was a lot of information from Dean
Hayes of Security First Financial and Leroy Reipma
from Washington Federal about the availability of
money to help with projects. Most of the money that
is available is for the consumer but Washington
Federal has and does make Spec Loans. I don’t know
the specifics of the underwriting but they have done
this within the last two months. Leroy talked about
Bridge Loans, remodel loans, new construction loans
and some of the requirements that are in place to
obtain one of these types of loans. Please keep in
mind this is mainly for the consumer but if you have a
client that is wanting a project done, it might be an
avenue you can use to help them find financing. Dean
talked about FHA 203 assistance and how those loans
are gotten. He also talked about brokering the other
government loan programs and what is available. The
bottom line was that everyone hears and says there is
no money available but in reality, it is available— you
just have to know where to go to get it.
This evening was centered around membership and
the membership drive we had in progress. Some fun
things were done by the membership committee
during the evening. Overall, it was a great meeting
and a good time.
We held our Membership Retention Drawing and
Parr Lumber was the lucky winner. They will receive
free dinners for the next meeting on June 21st at the
Farmhouse Restaurant. We then had the Membership
Bonus Drawing and C & J Constructors from
Bellingham were the winners of the $700.
Unfortunately they were not on hand to collect the winnings so the pot will grow to $750
for the June 21st meeting. A few months ago, we started a new drawing for those that
completed the feedback forms at the dinner meeting. Russell Hester of Andersen Windows was the lucky winner of that
drawing and will receive a free dinner on June 21st as well. Then it came time for the 50/50 drawing. Rick Jones of
Casa Group Corp (quite a stranger to us since he winters in Mexico) was the lucky winner of the $75. Rick is always
quick witted and he made the statement that this is probably the most money he has earned all year!
Mark your calendars and be sure to come to the June 21st dinner. It is our awards night and we will be recognizing the
SICBA Builder of the Year, Associate of the Year; will be presenting awards for Projects of the Year and will get to meet
our 2011-2012 SICBA Scholarship recipients. The festivities start at 6 PM at the Farmhouse on June 21st at the corner
of LaConner-Whitney Road and SR 20. We look forward to filling the place up so don’t hesitate to call and make your
reservations for a great evening of fun.
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Hooray for sunshine,
President Charles Locke (CGP)
Vice President Jim Thelen
Secretary Tim Lewis
Immediate Past President Glenn Jones
Builder Board Member - Trevor Jones
Associate Board Member - Tiane White
At our board of directors meeting, we had a long talk about ROII.
Island Asphalt appealed to get back in, and won. He has no time
loss and has a kept on salary program. If you have no time losses
you should appeal. There are some new people administering the
program now and they are looking claims settlements as well as at
any of your appeals that come in. Even if you are less than the
$10,000 threshold, APPEAL!!!!
Some of you have pointed out that it's hard to recruit without
ROII. It is harder, but you still belong to the most active lobbying
group for the building industry in the country, not just the state. We
have overturned a lot of things and have lightened the regulatory
burden that could have happened without the BIAW and SICBA
political action. This same political action network also gives you
heads up and education about the changes that are going to affect
your business. You get to network with some of the finest builders
and business people in the state. There are lots of education
opportunities. There are classes, round-tables and speakers at our
meetings. We also get numerous notices of local and county
meetings that can educate you. You are also part of a group that
looks in the SICBA directory for subs and suppliers and other
members to do business with.
The SICBA golf tournament is coming up. July 14th, 9AM at the Whidbey Golf and Country Club. Call the office for
details. Tiane White of Pacific Window and Door Store, is sponsoring a hole. Is anybody else from the South end?
Snohomish County has figured out how to get permits out in two weeks (Everett Herald). Island County wants to
raise its time to 120 days. Call your commissioner. This is unnecessary!
SICBA is having a haunted cornfield new venue for a money raiser this year. They need some help so please
volunteer, call the office and talk to Brenda.
We also talked about the Trillium Woods. It would behoove us all to make sure that this park area has ample public
access both for hikers and horses. If tourists don't know about the park, or how it can be used, it would be a real
I manned The SWHB
booth at the Farmer's
Market at Bayview this last
weekend. I talked to
several interested people.
We will have the booth
again on June 11 and July
9. I would like other
builders or associates to
get involved. Anybody
want to talk to possible
We may try to use China
City for one of our upcoming meetings. The venue is
inexpensive to rent, and
we could just order off the
The CEO of NAHB is
coming to visit SICBA this
summer. Check the
schedule for his dinner and
speaking engagement.
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Spike Members are the lifeblood of our
association. These are the members
who are actively recruiting new
members and encouraging all members
to renew. Here’s how you become a
spike: You earn 1 spike credit for each
new member, 1 credit for the first year they renew and ½ credit
each renewal thereafter. Thank you to everyone listed below, we
appreciate your efforts!
Grand Spike (1000 – 1499):
Kevin Kartak – 1,128.75*
Statesman Spike (500 – 999):
Bob Moe, CGA, CAPS – 883.5
Super Spike (250 – 499):
Bob Johnson – 473.5
John Piazza, CAPS – 429.5*
Rick Tremaine – 378
Jeff Hansell – 284
Dottie Piazza – 277
Royal Spike (150 – 249):
Gordon Koetje – 244
Walt Johnson – 226
Patrick Hayes, CGP – 211.5* Don Wetsch – 204.5
Scott Rainwater – 202*
Rick Jones, CGP – 188
Ron Wallin – 150
Red Spike (100 – 149):
Monty Smith – 147*
Scott Corzine, CGA – 135*
Ted Clifton, CGB, CGP – 131.5 Rick Wibbens – 112
Ed Stanton – 105.5
Scott Yonkman, CAPS – 103
Green Spike (50 – 99):
Dan Folkers – 98
Steve Hillman – 72
Kym Kelly – 75
Jon Roberts, CGB, CAPS, CGP – 67.5
John Whitney – 69
Morris Nilson – 64.5
Keith Swanson – 61
Dennis Taylor – 59
Life Spikes (25 – 49):
Brian Gentry – 49.5
Karl Krieg – 44.5
Mike Krause – 33
Chris Deasy, CGB, CGP – 32
Barry Harter – 31.5
Rick Matthews – 27.5
Blue Spikes (6 – 24):
Dennis Boe – 22.5
Mary Meier – 20
Dave Johnson – 15.5
Gene Ashe – 14.5
Charles Locke – 15.5
Ben Burton – 14
Ed Clark – 12.5
Deb Bundy – 12
Steve Waldron – 11.5
Ed Olsen – 11
Jim Spane – 11.5
Jon Westdal – 11
Ed Gemkow – 7
Thom Richter - 7
Spike Candidates with new members in ‘11:
Gary Wray - 1
*Not all spike credits earned through SICBA, also recruits in other
local associations.
Once you earn your sixth Spike credit, you become an official
NAHB Spike! To retain your status as a Spike you must earn a
minimum of one Spike credit (new or retention) each year until
you reach a total of 25 credits, and reach “Life Spike.”
SICBA recognizes these SICBA members for
their commitment to professional growth.
They have earned the following
NAHB Designations:
April Axthelm, CGP; Axthelm Construction & Development
Mac Bittle, CGP; ProBuild
Sam Brode, CAPS; Samuel’s Repair & Remodel
Ted Clifton, CGB, CGP; Clifton View Homes, Inc.
Chris Deasy, CAPS, CGP; Christopher Homes Inc
Kendra Decker, CSP; Landed Gentry Development, Inc
Tim Eslick, CGB, CGP; Eslick Custom Homes
Aaron Glenn, CAPS; Done Right Const & Restoration LLC
Tom Hagge, CGP, CAPS; Hagge Design Associates Inc
Jim Hall, CGP; James Hall and Associates, Inc
Kira Hall, CGP; James Hall and Associates, Inc
Patrick Hayes, CGP; Superior Slabjacking Inc
Russell Hester, CGP; Andersen Windows - Doors
Rick Jones, CGP; Casa Group Corporation
TR Jones, CGP; Casa Group Corporation
Charles Locke, CGP, CAPS; Back In The Woods Works
Bob Moe, CGA, CAPS; Skagit Drywall Inc
John Piazza, Sr., CAPS; Piazza Construction Inc
Darrel Potter, CGP; Mainstream Building Green Alliance
Gil Powell, CGP; G.A. Powell Construction Inc
Dan Ritter, CAPS; Whidbey Design and Home Inspection, LLC
Jay Roberts, CGB, Cascade Custom Homes & Design
Jon Roberts, CGB, CAPS, CGP; Cascade Custom Homes &
James Sykora, CGP; Sykora Homes Design
Barry Van Sickle, CGP; Van Sickle Construction
Dan Wickstrom, CGP; Wickstrom Construction Inc
Scott Yonkman, CAPS, CGP; Yonkman Construction Inc
President Jim Hall
Vice President Gil Powell
Secretary Jerry Kartak
Immediate Past President Barry Van Sickle
Builder Board Member - Mark Peterson
Builder Board Member - Darrell Potter
Associate Board Member - Randy Heagle
Associate Board Member - Tom Hagge
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association
Points Of Interest
By Wayne Crider
1. The Legislative session looks to be closing down in the
next few days. HB 2123 - a compromise bill - was passed
last night. It is not what we had hoped for since SB 5566
passed so readily out of the Senate in the first place but it
is a start. HB 2123 was amended to include an emergency
clause that will allow it to be law much quicker and will not
allow for a referendum to be initiated by those opposing
any change in L&I. It will require an Initiative, which also
requires twice as many signatures to get it on a ballot. The
savings will be $900 million (projected) instead of the $2
billlion we had hoped for but it is still a good start.
The really good thing about this is that the Legislature
also included a "Stay at Work Program." This program will
pay for 1/2 or 50% of the injured employee's wages for up
to 66 days. This will also apply to the Kept on Salary
program required by ROII Select so those members that
are on the fence about renewing in the ROII Select
program because of KOS are getting quite a relief. The
other good thing about this is that it will NOT affect an
employer's experience factor. This will save L&I some
money and will save employers money with this program.
There are some downsides to this legislation but overall,
we got something out of it that will help our members and
will help the ROII program overall. On the downside, since
the savings aren't what we had wanted ($2 billion) the inevitable L&I Premium Increase will be more than it would
have. It will likely be double digit but will be considerably
less than it could have been without any reform passing.
The Legislature also provided for L&I to create a "Rainy
Day Fund" that will help shore up their dwindling
"Contingency Reserves." They will still have the $8 billion in
regular reserves to make sure all their permanent pensions
are paid forever but they also need a contingency reserve
to cover day to day claims, etc. This rainy day fund will do
that for them. However, it is part of the reason that the increase will more than likely be double digit until they have it
funded. Also in this legislation is a Settlement Compromise
Agreement. Under this law, a settlement will not be offered
to anyone under 55 years of age. As it stands right now,
those are the only ones eligible for settlement. This is
supposed to reduce to 50 years of age by 2016. They also
added that settlements will not be lump sum payments but
will be paid over a period of years. This will make the
settlement less attractive because the worker has the
choice and will more than likely want to stay with the
pension depending on what is better - the settlement payments or their current income. Another good is a Fraud
Protection Effort. HB 1701 (Sub-Contractor Misclassification) raised its ugly head again in this session and once
again was not passed. They did, however set aside money
for L&I to use for technology upgrades that will allow them
to purchase software that will overlay 32 different
databases in an effort to ferret out the unregistered
contractors. So that is still moving forward. Possibly I1082
did some good after all.
2. The City of Mount Vernon is working on a plan to take
over Electrical Inspections in the Building Department.
This would remove the need to call L&I to have the electrical work inspected for construction since Mount Vernon
could do it. Other jurisdictions have moved to this program
and it has worked out very well because of predictability
and the ease of scheduling the inspection. If any of our
members have issues with this possibility, please let me
know right away so those concerns can be discussed in
detail and can be put to rest when possible.
3. Skagit County is working on reducing permitting times in
the county. What we need from you are specific examples
of when you applied for a permit and the hurdles you had to
jump to get your permit after the application had been
accepted as a complete application. We also need time
frames for these permits because staff is saying no more
than 30 to 34 days on any permit.
4. Snohomish County has made great strides in getting
permits done and out quickly. I have been told that for a
complete new house it was something like 2 weeks. Hopefully other counties will see this and try to be more efficient
as well.
5. And then there is Island County. Island County is
proposing to change the ordinance for permit time lines to
read 120 days. I will be sitting down with Commissioner
Price – Johnson and Bob Pederson on May 31 to discuss
this and to see if there is anything that can be done to have
language put in the ordinance that would not allow it to
apply to small remodels, etc that should be just about over
the counter approval. The other thing I am going to
address with Island County is the requirement for proof of
water before a permit can be issued when all the permit is
for is to build a garage on an existing structure or on a
piece of land that already has a dwelling on it. I would think
that if there is a house, there is water. And, why should a
person have to pay to prove there is water for a remodel? I
do understand new construction and the need for water
and septic but on existing dwellings?
6. The Washington Redistricting Commission is in full
swing. Additionally, Counties have to look at their Commissioner District Boundaries to ensure they are equally
divided throughout the county. So, not only could we be
moved from one Congressional District or Legislative District, we also are looking at the possibility of being moved
around in our own county. Hold on because this won’t take
effect until 2012. So if you are or are not politically active,
you might find the names on your ballot have changed from
what you have been accustomed to over the years! Stay
tuned and I will keep you informed as we get more information.
7. BIAW only emails Lawmaker Review and the Friday Fax
(after the legislative session) to state directors and
executive officers. If you are getting it, please enjoy. If you
are not getting it and would like it sent to you, please let me
know and I can set up an email book to forward this
information to on a weekly basis. A lot of good information
comes from this and keeps us all up to date on what is
happening around the state and in BIAW.
Calendar of Events At a Glance!
Plan to attend Skagit/Island
any of the following
join any of the committees:
May 2011
27th – 30 th, Friday – Monday – SICBA office will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend!
June 2011
9th, Thursday – Home & Garden Show Committee – 7:30am at the SICBA office.
14th, Tuesday– Marketing Committee – 3:30 pm; Membership Committee – 4:30 pm;
Advisory Committee – 5:30 pm; Board of Directors – 6:30pm; All meetings will be held
in the SICBA office.
15th, 16 th, & 17th, Wednesday – Friday – BIAW’s Summer Board Meetings at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine
21st, Tuesday – SICBA Monthly Membership Dinner – 6pm at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Mount
Vernon! We will be awarding Project of the Year, Associate & Builder of the Year awards. Also, we will
hear from our Scholarship Recipients! RSVP for this fun evening ASAP!
23rd , Thursday – New Member Orientation Breakfast – 7:30am at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Mount
Vernon. Open to all new members! RSVP to the SICBA office.
24 th, Friday – Built Green® Roundtable – This will class will be Two-fold with 2 topics. From 10 am to
12:30 pm on “Learn the Basics on Blower Door & Duct Testing” and 1pm to 4pm “Review of the NEW
Energy Codes”. $25 for Built Green members & $30 for non-members including lunch! RSVP to the
SICBA office.
30th, Thursday – A SICBA “Nothing But Networking” Night at Craft
Stoves-5pm to 7pm at 900 W Division St, Mount Vernon. Complimentary
BBQ, Beverages & Prizes. RSVP to the SICBA office by 6/28!
Call or visit SICBA’s website for additional details
for each of the above events. To RSVP, call the SICBA office at
360-757-6916 or toll free 888-497-4222,
email [email protected] or www.sicba.org to pay online.
15571-A Peterson Rd
Burlington, WA 98233
Phone (360) 757-6916
Fax (360) 757-0604