Volume XXX, Issue 6
Craig Tuckerman has had a one-of-a-kind opportunity -- the ability to develop a comprehensive insider's view of the BIA. From his unique perspective, he has seen the way our association has grown and how that growth has helped our members achieve business success. And he has drawn on the BIA's opportunities himself as he runs The Tuckerman Home Group, a homebuilding company known for listening to their buyers, that he founded in 1992 and heads today.
We’ve all been there: you’re in a rush to get to work -- but you can’t find the right shirt in the jumble of clothes jammed into your closet. Or you’ve got company on their way over, and your kids bypassed the mudroom and left their shoes and backpacks in a messy trail through the kitchen.
Closets by Design creates and installs customized organization systems for every room in your home. The result: well-planned and beautiful areas where you can stow your belongings and make your life more stress-free.
When you are launching a new homebuilding project, nothing can grind progress to a halt faster than having your plans rejected by a government entity. It takes lawyers with a unique set of knowledge and skills to help builders and developers navigate regulatory and political hurdles.
Rinehart, Rishel & Cuckler, LTD., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, a niche law firm that focuses on government relations, land use and zoning, and economic development, has a profound understanding of the people, issues and regulations involved in getting government approvals -- and they have the bipartisan team, strong relationships and positive personalities needed to help clients deal with government-related obstacles.
Presidents Pen 2013 - A Year of Change
by Charles Ruma, Virginia Homes, 2013 BIA President
I was sworn in as the BIA President back in December of last year and in my Inaugural address, I outlined five specific goals that I wanted to accomplish during my term. We have made significant progress on these goals and it is fair to say that we have seen many changes at the BIA.
Legal Outlook A Significant Change to the Ohio Homestead Exemption
by Alicia Zambelli, Isaac, Wiles, Burkholders & Teetor, LLC
Homestead exemptions have been enacted in most states to protect homeowners from creditors. Outside of bankruptcy, a homestead exemption protects a primary residence from judgment creditors. Inside of a bankruptcy proceeding, the homestead exemption prevents the bankruptcy trustee from selling the debtor’s home for the benefit of creditors or entitling the debtor to the equity in the home (if any) up to the amount of the homestead exemption if the home is sold. The general concept of bankruptcy exemptions is that debtors should not be completely deprived of all assets and/or equity by creditors.
Stop Throwing Money Away
In the new economy, everyone is looking for a way to save a few bucks. As a BIA member, you have access to some great ways to do just that. These programs could save you enough money to cover your membership dues, and then some, each year. Another plus is that every purchase you make supports the BIA. Don’t wait -- contact the companies below today to learn more. Be sure to tell them you are a BIA member.
On September 26, a huge crowd tailgated in style at the Endowment Lounge in the Jerome Schottenstein Center. Radio personality and former NFL Player, Jim Lachey made a special guest appearance and shared his insights on the current Buckeye football season with members.
Did you notice the change in the time and day for this event? No, it is not a typo. This year, the BIA Inaugural has been switched from a luncheon to a dinner and will be held on a Thursday instead of a Friday.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world.
The BIA was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Robert Yoakam, Sr. founder and CEO of Rockford Homes, on September 8.
Please join the 3rd Annual BIA Food Drive for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. The Drive presents an opportunity for our industry to collectively give back to the community in an especially meaningful way by collecting food and canned goods as well as monetary donations for a very worthy cause, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Fourteen of the BIA’s top builders are preparing to build homes in the 2014 BIA Parade of Homes, to be held at Trail's End in Liberty Township.
As this issue of Builder Update goes to press, the outcome of this year’s elections are not known. Being an “odd number year”, the elections of 2013 do not get a lot of widespread public attention. Local offices are on the ballot – mayors, council members, township trustees, etc.
The BIA Classic was again held at the beautiful OSU Golf Club on August 12, 2013. Over 230 BIA members enjoyed a round of golf on the Scarlet or Gra y course, an excellent lunch and dinner, as well as beverages and snacks on the course throughout the day. The event was a huge success, thanks to all of the members who golfed, sponsored and volunteered.
The annual Builder Auction had 33 builder companies being bought by 21 associate companies. The bidding always heats up during the last 30 minutes. Thanks for the tremendous support of this event.
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