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Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County – Construction Supervisor

Organization: Habitat for Humanity’s mission is Seeking to put God’s Love into action by bringing people together to build homes, community and hope. Steadfastly adhering to a philosophy of a “hand-up, not a hand-out,” Habitat is a powerful engine of collaboration and reciprocity where future homeowners qualify by having a history of steady income, verifiable need and a willingness to work hard. Habitat Forsyth has fundamentally changed lives – building strength, stability, and self-reliance – right here in our community through new homeownership opportunities, home remodels and repair, and training. Strong and stable families in self-sufficient homes creates strong and stable communities.
Basic Functions: Manage all on-site construction tasks to ensure safe and effective completion of affiliate goals by leading inexperienced volunteers, Cornerstone trained volunteers, AmeriCorps Service members, sub-contractors and other vendors in new, remodel, and repair construction. Responsible for ensuring all projects are completed on-time, on-budget, and to affiliate standards.
Principal Duties:
 Manage all hands-on construction tasks as assigned by the Director of Construction – job requires at least 5 years of construction experience with strong focus on carpentry and finish carpentry
 Accountable for the safety and security of assigned job sites, AmeriCorps members, partner families, and volunteers
 Provide adequate supervision and training of volunteers on the job site including an initial meeting at the beginning of the workday to discuss the plan for the day and work assignments
 Ensure that duties assigned to volunteers are age appropriate
 “Fix” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers
 Continuously monitor job for correct balance of material and subcontractors
 Help establish and abide by timetable for construction
 Communicate closely with warehouse managers to ensure all materials are available as needed
 Work together with other construction team members, as a team, to constantly improve construction processes
 Assist in the supervision of all site preparation and layout
 Responsible for day to day management of AmeriCorps team
 Provide progress reports to the Director of Construction weekly or as requested
 Perform all homeowner warranty issues, complaints, and repairs as directed by Director of Construction
 Coordinate and communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator to secure necessary volunteers for workdays in a timely manner – requests for skilled volunteers require extra time
 Assist in the training of Cornerstone leaders and other volunteer leaders
 Treat Partner Families and volunteers with respect and dignity and strives to make their construction involvement meaningful
 Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteers and help ensure that volunteers have a consistently positive, encouraging environment thus motivating them to return
 Ensure that communications to volunteers and partner families are respectful, accurate, and timely
 Safely operate Habitat vehicles and equipment – must be eligible to be added to Habitat vehicle insurance- this requires at least 5 years of driving experience and a favorable driving record
 Properly maintain equipment and immediately deal with any malfunctions

Other Duties:
 Communicate mission of Habitat
 Assist with Habitat special events as needed
 Comply with all policies and procedures
 Other duties as assigned by Director of Construction

Physical Requirements:
 Ability to lift 50 pounds – work will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions
 Ability to understand and communicate in English; other languages are a plus
 Ability to pass a criminal background check, pre-employment drug test, sexual offender check, and random drug testing

Other Requirements: Adhere to schedule, show initiative, honest, drug free, positive attitude, customer service oriented, must have dependable transportation to work

To apply, please email resume to:  jobs@habitatforsyth.org or send to HR Manager, 1023 W 14th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Fall Parade – Registration

Fall Parade –  Registration

Fall Parade Registration

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 Please complete & submit ALL information
on the registration form
before 6:00 p.m. on August 11
[$100 will be subtracted from the original fee]


Link to Submit Online Fall Parade Registration Form


Link to Submit Member’s Only Vendor’s List


Thank you to our 2017 Fall Parade
Association Home Builder!
 Michael Enscore, Veritas Construction

Contact Information:
Phone: (336) 404-1522 or email: mike@constructionbyveritas.com


2017 Meetings, Events, Socials

Meetings, Events & Socials

2017 HBAWS Events

July 14 – Fall Parade of Homes Early Bird Registration Deadline

July 20 – Third Thursdays – Business after Hours at Five Points Restaurant

August 11 – Triad Home & Garden Show Lottery at HBAWS

August 11 – Fall Parade of Homes Registration Deadline

August 17 – BUILD PAC Wine & Beer Tasting, Lake at Lissara, sponsored by BMC

Sept. 21 – HBAWS Social & Corn Hole Tournament at Brookberry Farm

Oct. 14 & 15, 21 & 22- Fall Parade sponsored by BB&T

Oct. 11 – Pre Qualifying for Judging

Oct.12 – Judging for Parade

Oct. 13 – Preview Cocktail Party

Oct. 17 – Parade Golden Home Awards Banquet

Oct. 19 – Fall Parade Breakfast

Nov. 3 – Sporting Clay Tournament

Nov. 6 – 8 – Construction Career Fair sponsored by W-S Chamber

Nov.28 – Full membership meeting / Board Installation

Dec. 12 – Board Retreat/ Board Christmas Social /Remodelers Christmas Party

Construction Career Days

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Winston-Salem Fairgrounds & Education Building
November 7 & 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION


Construction Career Days EXHIBITOR Opportunities
We are seeking 35 indoor exhibitors and participation is free. The best way to engage students is through hands-on-activities and we strongly encourage you to include interactivity at your booth. We have found that exhibitors with hands-on activities have the most traffic and the best chance of getting their message across. The planning committee is available to help you design an activity, if needed. We have space for a few additional outdoor exhibitors as well. The main focus of all exhibitors will be to share information with high school students about career pathways within their organizations in a fun and informative way.

Career Day Sponsor-Exhibitor Registration Form–2017


Construction Career Days SPONSOR Opportunities
To address the skilled workforce shortage the Chamber’s Construction Industry Council, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the organizations listed below, are hosting a two-day Construction Career Days event. About 1,200 students from Forsyth and 14 surrounding counties attend. The event purpose is to expose high school students to the latest equipment, tools, and innovations available in construction related industry careers through interactive, hands-on activities, the operation of heavy equipment, and one-on-one conversations with skilled- trade professionals and educators.


Construction Career Days SPONSOR Opportunities
To address the skilled workforce shortage the Chamber’s Construction Industry Council, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the organizations listed below, are hosting a two-day Construction Career Days event. About 1,200 students from Forsyth and 14 surrounding counties attend. The event purpose is to expose high school students to the latest equipment, tools, and innovations available in construction related industry careers through interactive, hands-on activities, the operation of heavy equipment, and one-on-one conversations with skilled- trade professionals and educators.

Event Presenting Sponsor – $5,000
 Company logo prominently located on event program and webpage
 Link to company landing page placed on Construction Career Days event page on Chamber site
 Company listing on all event promotional materials, including e-mail blasts and press releases
 Dedicated PowerPoint slide w/logo added to rolling presentation shown during the two-day event
 Verbal recognition at event
 Sponsor can contribute to Chamber blog
 Media invited to event, Sponsor will have the opportunity to participate in interviews, etc.

Gold Sponsor – $1,000
Company logo on event program and webpage; Link to company landing page placed on Construction Career Days event page on Chamber site; Company listing on all event promotional materials, including e-mail blasts and press releases; Dedicated PowerPoint slide with company logo added to rolling presentation shown during the two-day event; Verbal recognition at event; and Sponsor can contribute to Chamber blog.

Silver Sponsor- $500
Company logo on event program and webpage; Link to company landing page placed on Construction Career Days event page on Chamber site; Company listing on all event promotional materials, including e-mail blasts and press releases; Company logo added to rolling PowerPoint presentation shown during the two-day event; Verbal recognition at event; and Sponsor can contribute to Chamber blog.

Bronze Sponsor – $300
Company logo on event program and webpage; Link to company landing page placed on Construction Career Days event page on Chamber site; Company listing on all event promotional materials, including e-mail blasts and press releases; Company logo added to rolling PowerPoint presentation shown during the two-day event; and Verbal recognition at event.

 


Career Day Sponsor-Exhibitor Registration Form–2017

Event Sponsors:

Donations are non-refundable and MUST accompany registration in the form of cash or check.
Make checks payable to: Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Foundation C/O Construction Industry Council

Mail Payment and Registration Form to:

Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Construction Industry Council (Attn: Rodessa Mitchell)
411 West 4th Street, Suite 211, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 728-9222 Fax: (336) 721-2209
Email: mitchell@winstonsalem.com


 

PWB Leadership Report

January 2017 Leadership Report
Miranda Kempton, 2017 President of Professional Women in Building (HBAWS)

 
Our Professional Women in Building Group had our January meeting at Uncorked Masterpiece in Reynolda Village. It was time once again for our annual “painting party”. Everyone had a great time creating their own artwork and socializing. We did touch on a couple of main topics.
The first topic we discussed consisted of everyone volunteering more for the 2017 year. This is a very important topic because it started our PWB year with teamwork and getting ready to tackle all our tasks as a TEAM 
Our second topic consisted of the Triad Home & Garden Show. I spoke about everyone bringing in gardening supplies for our February meeting. The February meeting, we will discuss more about the show and iron out all our details for volunteers, booth setup and etc.
Next month, we will be back at the HBAWS office for our February meeting.
Miranda Kempton
Bloomday Granite & Marble

SALES TAX ON REPAIR, MAINTENANCE AND INSTALLATION IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

SPECIFIC EXAMPLES: Among the specific examples of a “capital improvement” is “performance of work that requires the issuance of a permit under the State Building Code” (a residential project that costs $15,000 or more). Other examples include painting, wallpapering and landscape services. Specifically excluded from taxation are services performed to resolve an issue that was part of a real property contract within twelve months of the new structure being occupied for the first time (warranty callbacks). Home inspections, debris removal, pest control and fees for inspections required by law are also specifically exempt. Those subcontractors who operate as a “retailer-contractor” (i.e., provide subcontractor services to builders and others) are also exempt when the entity acts as a real property contractor.

TAX ON RMI LABOR DUE WHEN NOT A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT: A single repair, maintenance or installation service does not qualify as a capital improvement. The replacement of a fixture in or on a building or structure is not a capital improvement unless the replacement is a part of remodeling. Some remodeling projects may include activities which qualify as a capital improvement (no tax on labor) and activities that constitute a repair (tax on labor). However, no tax will be due on labor in these “mixed transactions” if the price of the repair, maintenance or installation (RMI) service does not exceed ten percent (10%) of the contract price. If it exceeds 10% of the contract price, then sales and use tax applies only to the RMI labor portion of the contract.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR MUST PROVIDE AFFIDAVIT TO SUBCONTRACTOR (Form E-589CI): The NC Department of Revenue (DOR) has opined that this affidavit generally must be provided to substantiate that the work is a capital improvement. This Form E-589CI was just made available on the DOR website on 12/09/16 along with the following explanation: The N.C. Department of Revenue has published the Form E-589CI, Affidavit of Capital Improvement, and a corresponding notice. The Form E-589CI is generally required to substantiate that a contract, or a portion of work to be performed to fulfill a contract, is to be taxed for sales and use tax purposes as a real property contract with respect to a capital improvement to real property. Failure of a person to issue Form E-589CI, other than for the permitted exceptions discussed within this Important Notice, to substantiate that a transaction is for a real property contract with respect to a capital improvement subjects the transaction to tax as a retail sale of repair, maintenance, and installation services for real property in accordance with N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-164.4(a)(16). The instructions (printed on the reverse of the form) summarize the following exceptions to DOR’s requirement to issue Form E-589CI: The following are exceptions for transactions where Form E-589CI is not required to be issued to substantiate that the transaction is taxed, as applicable, for sales and use tax purposes as a real property contract with respect to a capital improvement to real property. • Painting or wallpapering real property, or parts thereof. • Landscaping service. Form E-589CI is not required to be issued by the specific person for a transaction noted below. The exceptions do not apply to transactions between a general contractor hired to oversee the entire contract and one of its subcontractors (See “Blanket Use” of Form E-589CI (Section II) for possible exceptions.). The following exceptions do not apply to remodeling. • A real property owner or other person hires a general contractor to oversee the entire contract and the contract is for “new construction” as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105- 164.4H(e)(2). • A real property owner or other person hires a general contractor to oversee the entire contract and the contract is to rebuild or construct again a prior existing permanent building, structure, or fixture on land (reconstruction as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105- 164.4H(e)(3)). • A general contractor that purchases all tangible personal property and digital property to fulfill the real property contract and provides the employee labor to fulfill the real property contract. With respect to the form itself, the Section 1 is for “single use” (where there is no recurring business relationship between the contractor and the subcontractor) and Section II is for ‘blanket use” (where there is a recurring business relationship). Experience would suggest that most residential general contractors (whether new construction or remodeling) will be able to utilize the “blanket” version as builders typically utilize the same subcontractors on a recurring basis. [NCHBA questioned DOR why this affidavit needed to be furnished with respect to new construction as it is, by definition, a capital improvement. This issue will likely be further addressed in the upcoming session.]

DOR DIRECTIVES: On 11/15/16, the NC Department of Revenue issued two directives relative to these changes. The first, SD-16-3, addresses the application of sales and use taxes to a real property contract with respect to a capital improvement for real property. The second, SD-16-4, addresses a number of issues relative to the application of sales and use tax concerning repair, maintenance and installation (RMI). Please consult these directives for more discussion and examples.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Mike Carpenter, mcarpenter@nchba.org, or Tim Minton, tminton@nchba.org, or call NCHBA at (800) 662-7129. 

Gary Embler, NCHBA Officers Installed in Pinehurst

Gary Embler, a member of the Greater Charlotte Home Builders Association, was installed as the 2017 President of the North Carolina Home Builders Association last Wednesday, November 30 at the NCHBA Installation Dinner and Hall of Fame Awards in Pinehurst, NC.

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Embler is pictured to the right with his wife, Kelli, and their three daughters,
Kristyn, Kelsie and Kaelyn.

Officers of the 2017 NCHBA Executive Committee, NC Professional Women in Building Council and Executive Officer Council also took their oaths of office.

Remodelers Council

Leadership Report
View More: http://jeremy-skyler.pass.us/20160429Robbie Jester, Remodeler’s President

Remodelers Christmas Social
December 13, 6 – 8:30pm
Five Points – Event Room

 

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Robert Jester, Branch Manager
Ferguson – a Wolseley Company
7905 North Point Blvd.  Winston-Salem · NC · 27106
T: +1 (336) 759 0253 · F: +1 (336) 759 0857 C: +1 (336) 345 3025
E: robert.jester@ferguson.com
www.ferguson.com

Fall Parade Award Winners

Fall Parade Award Winners

Photo creds: Miranda Kempton, Faye Photography


Platinum Award Winner!

Don Hamrick, Custom Homes by Hamrick

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Gold Award Winners
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Ron Ricci, Ricci Builders, Darren Burke, Darren Burke Construction Co. , Rick Tozier, Sonoma Building Company, Gary Smith, Isenhour Homes, Aubrey Stimpson, Karl Stimpson Builders, R.S. Parker Homes, Lee Riddle, RL Riddle Construction (Remodeled Space), Sam Morgan, Sam Morgan Custom Homes, Rodney Rickard, Rickard Construction & Design (Remodeled Space), Michael Enscore, Veritas Construction, Aaron Lange, The Arden Group, John Hodges, Elite Living, Jason Reader, J. Reader Construction, Brent Watson, Reliant Homes (not pictured – Jonathan Lee, Homes by Jonathan Lee, 2 Gold awards)

Silver Award Winners
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 Aaron Lang, The Arden Group, Whitney Gifford, Isenhour Homes, Sanjay Aher, Aher Builders,
Not pictured – John Hersome, Siena Signature Homes

Distinguished Associate Award Winner

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June DeLugas, June DeLugas Interiors, 2016 Distinguished Associate Award Winner


Printable 2016 Winners List


Thank you to BB&T Fall Parade Event Title Sponsor!


Thank you to Pine Hall Brick & McCullough Tile
Golden Home Award Celebration Sponsors!


Thank you to  Builders FirstSource
Golden Home Awards, Bar Sponsor