The holidays are right around the corner, which is a great time to reflect on our member accomplishments in the past year. NDAB had a lot of changes in 2023, and we look forward to 2024 with what we can achieve in the new year!
NDAB had a busy November with our fall events in Fargo. On Day One we met with Home Builders Institute (HBI) President & CEO, Ed Brady, to discuss the importance of importance of implementing the HBI curriculum into our schools to help with workforce development. Ed joined us at our BUILD-PAC event that night where we hosted a Bourbon Tasting, “Politics of Whiskey” class at Elevate Meetings & Events, with a social afterwards where Mayor Kory Peterson (Horace) and Commissioner Dave Piepkorn joined us. NAHB’s Federal Legislative Director, Heather Voorman, also flew into Fargo for the week. We were happy to host Ed and Heather from Washington, D.C.!
Day Two began with committee meetings and ended with our Annual Banquet at the Radisson Blu. Thank you to special guests, Mayor Tim Mahoney and other State Senators and Representatives for stopping by our social! We began our program by thanking our top 2023 PAC Contributors and Lifetime SPIKES. Our 2023 Award winners were announced which included Builder of the Year (Vicki & Scott Moran, Hallmark Homes, BMHBA), Associate of the Year (Mike Salwey, Lumber Mart, FORX), BEAM (Jim Sandbeck, Triple J Construction, FORX), and the Member Recruitment Award (Forx Builders Association, EO Dylan Young). Congrats to our winners!
We were lucky to have former NDAB President from 1997, Bob Kochmann (Kochmann Brothers Homes), do the installation of our 2024 Board of Directors and our 2024 President, Tom Spaeth (Accent Contracting). The end of the evening concluded with a DJ and dance where a great time was had by all. The events came to an end with our fall board meeting on Day Three. We thank everyone for making the trip to Fargo!
I would like to thank our outgoing NDAB board members from 2023, Jamie Schmidt (BMHBA), Mike Jangula, Andy Muckle, & Chuck Olsen (DABA), Brandon Cobb (FORX), Kim Hochhalter (HBA of FM), Travis Mowbray (MAB), and Mike Dolbec (WABA). Thank you for your time spent away from your business and family to support the association.
Don’t forget to register for the International Builders’ Show! The show will take place in Las Vegas on February 27-29, 2024. Take advantage of early registration by January 5th. Go to www.buildersshow.com to register.
Please reach out to me with any questions about NDAB or your membership! firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-240-3540.
Brittney Roehrich, NDAB CEO