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  • rNovember 2014: Issue 10

    Official Newsletter of The Madison Area Builders Association



    Feature StoryNew Members of the Board of Directors

    Inside: What Happens in Vegas ....

    Election Wrap-upBrad Boycks

    Fall 2014 Snapshot

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    4 What Happens in Vegas

    5 Dream Home Showcase Floor Plan

    6 Association Event Calendar and Government Activity Calendar

    7 WBA 2014 Fall Election Wrap-up

    8 Spike Appreciation Month

    11 Feature: Welcome New Board

    Members 15 NAHB Jobs Report

    16 Dane County Permit Data

    Association Leadership

    OfficersPresident Justin Temple President-Elect Don Tierney First Vice President Angie KietaTreasurer Ken KurszewskiSecretary Dan BealImmediate Past President Abe Degnan

    Directors Dan Duren Chuck Elliott Chris Hohlstein Harvey Kessel Monique Olson Robert Procter Greg Shaw Andy Voeltner

    Executive DirectorAmber Schroeder

    The Right Angle is the official newsletter of the Madison Area Builders Association. The Madison Area Builders Association is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting a positive business environment by uniting, serving, and representing all aspects of the building industry.

    The Right Angle is published 11 times per year. Notice of local, state, and national programs/events is a service to Association members. Such notices do not indicate Association endorsement or sponsorship unless specifically noted. The acceptance of advertising in The Right Angle does not indicate approval or endorsement of the advertiser or the advertisers product by Association. Madison Area Builders Association makes no warranties and assumes no responsibility or completeness of the information contained herein.

    Staff Writers: Amber Schroeder; Andrew Disch; Jane AlgiersPhone: 608-288-1133 Fax: 608-288-1087 www.maba.org

    Madison Area Builders Association 5936 Seminole Centre Court Madison WI 53711 (608) 288-1133

    Be Sure to Attend the Annual Holiday Party & Installation Dinner

    MG&E New Video Series: Real World CNG Fleet Experiences

    Check out MG&Es videos to hear first-hand from businesses that are operating CNG trucks. Industry experts will share what they know about cost, performance, and fueling options. Does CNG make sense for your business?


    Straight Talk about CNG - Is CNG Worth the Investment?

    Straight Talk about CNG - How Do CNG Vehicles Perform?

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    Go to: http://mge.com/cngvideos

    The Madison Area Builders Association invites you to the Annual Holiday Party and Installation Dinner.

    Join us at the Monona Terrace for the Associations annual holiday gathering. A good time will be had by all! The Association awards will be given, and installation of new board members will take place.

    December 2, 2014Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

    Community Terrace Room5:00-8:00 p.m.$35 per person

    Visit the Member Sectionof maba.org to register

    for this event.

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    What Happens in Vegas ....EventSpotlightInternational Builders Show

    See more. Learn more. Do more.The NAHB International Builders Show (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. During IBS 2015, attendees have access to the exhibit floors of two of the biggest tradeshows for design and construction professionals.

    Featuring the co-location of the NAHB International Builders Show and NKBAs Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Design & Construction Week will include three partner eventsthe International Window Coverings Expo, The International Surface Event and Las Vegas Market. This mega-event will bring together more than 125,000 building industry professionals from around the globe.

    During Design & Construction Week, members of the working press will have exclusive access to daily press conferences, networking events and an impressive exhibit hall featuring vendors exhibiting the latest building products and services. Members of the press are also invited to preview the 2015 New American Home(TNAH) at a special press-only reception on Monday, Jan. 19.

    Expo Pass: $75; Full Registration: $350. Early bird pricing ends December 5th. The NAHB HBA hotel block closes on Monday, November 17th. To register, go to: buildersshow.com/Home.

    What an amazing few days at #IBSVegas! Incredible company, products and insight. Thanks for another great show @IBSVegas! Safe travels home!

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    What Happens in Vegas .... 2015 Dream Home Showcase Floor Plan Released Dream Home Showcase - March 6-8, 2015Alliant Energy Center, MadisonFor information or to purchase booth space, go to http://maba.org/dream-home-showcase/

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    Daniel V. Birrenkott, RLS


    P.O. Box 2371677 N. Bristol StreetSun Prairie, WI 53590


    www. b i r r e n k o t t s u r v e y i n g . c om


    DECEMBER Holiday Party & Installation Dinner December 2 5:00 p.m. Monona Terrace Convention Center $35/person

    Presidents Reception (invite only) December 17 4:00-6:00 p.m. Madison Club (Invited guests: past presidents and first vice presidents, current board members, current committee chairs, and association sponsors.)

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR Better Buildings: Better Business Conference March 11-13, 2015 Kalahari, Wisonsin Dells

    Conference Powered by WBA & Energy Center of Wisconsin. Call 608-210-7176 for more info.

    Association Event Calendar

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m. City of Madison Common Council*

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m.Dane County Zoning & Land Regulation Public Hearing*

    Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m.City of Madison Plan Commission City-County Building, Room LL100210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison

    Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m.Dane County Board of Supervisors*

    Government Activity Calendar

    Asterisk (*) indicates meeting takes place in City-County Building Room 201

    Committee Meetings

    Workforce: November 19, 3:30 p.m.Dream Home Showcase: December 1, 3:00 p.m.Public Relations: December 2, 3:30 p.m., Location TBDGovernment Affairs: December 3, 10:30 a.m. Membership: December 10, 3:00 p.m., Location TBD

    Dates/times are subject to change. All meetings are held in the Ron Kneebone Conference Room at the Association office unless otherwise stated.

    Attention MembersMadison Area Builders Association is searching for guest bloggers for maba.org. Posts can be on any topic related to the building industry - building, remodeling, designing, trends, financing, landscaping, etc.

    If youd like an opportunity to submit a post, or provide information for posts, please email Jane at jalgiers@maba.org, or call Jane at 608-288-1136. We welcome your input.

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    52.3 to 46.6, 19 Like 2011, 1957, and 51.6 to 45.4 by Brad Boycks, WBA Vice President of Advocacy

    An odd title for a column but hopefully below I can fill in the blanks and provide some additional information on Election 2014. To say November 4, 2014 was a good night for Republicans in Wisconsin would be an understatement. Wisconsins governor and attorney general remain in GOP hands and the Republican majorities in the state assembly and senate are larger and more conservative than they were since the 2012 election.

    Now on to the numbers. 52.3 to 46.6 is the final percentage received by Governor Walker and Mary Burke. The 5.7% win by Walker is higher than most people predicted it would be but is very close to the last Marquette Law School Poll that had Governor Walker up by 7%. Throughout the Fall, those that tracked the Marquette Law School Poll and those that had access to private polling often said that Mary Burke was stuck at 46% and never really moved that much up or down from that number. That seems to be the case as her final percentage on election night was 46.6%.

    The Wisconsin State Senate will once again return with 19 Republican members, the same number that they had in January 2011. Between January 2011 and November 2014, we had two rounds of recalls and the 2012 general election where millions of dollars were spent to end up again at 19 seats for the GOP. One of the new members of the state senate is WBA member Roger Roth, who takes over for longtime State Senator Mike Ellis in the 19th State Senate. Roths election to the state senate means a return to a builder serving in the state senate which has not happened since Cathy Stepp served in the body from 2003-2007.