Committees & Councils
Joining a committee is a great way to get involved, meet new people and contribute your skills to the association. Meetings typically last about 1 hour. Most are held at the HBASE office but some committees choose to hold their meetings at alternative locations throughout the city. Meeting notices are emailed or texted to committee members one week prior to meeting date.
BUILDING & GROUNDS COMMITTEE
Oversee repairs and updates to the HBASE office building.
2018 Chair: Tom Hines, Frisbee's
Organize all membership events such as membership socials, family picnic, Member Appreciation Night and more.
2018 Chair: Michele Rislov, First Bank & Trust
GOLF CLASSIC COMMITTEE
Plan and promote the annual Golf Classic tournament including selling various sponsorships.
2018 Chair: Kris Graff, Stewart Title
HOME SHOW COMMITTEE
Plan, organize, produce and promote the annual Sioux Empire Home Show.
2018 Co-Chair: Corey Johnson, G. A. Johnson Construction
2018 Co-Chair: Will DeWitt, Kwik Kerb
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE (State / National)
Review proposed state legislative bills and national legislation; develop and maintain relationships with state and national officials.
2018 Chair: Mark Peterson, MAP Properties, Ltd.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Works on local issues of importance to land developers and builders; represented on the City’s Infrastructure Review Advisory Board (IRAB).
2018 Chair: Jim Dunham, Jim Dunham & Associates
MEMBER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Coordinate educational programs specfically to benefit the members.
2018 Chair: Brad Mair, A-Plus Construction
MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE
Develop tangible member benefits and services; promote to membership.
2018 Chair: Randy Reese, BlackWing Elite Builders
Plan and conduct programs for membership retention and recruitment; organize the annual membership drive contest.
2018 Chair: Russ Pies, Builders FirstSource
PARADE OF HOMES COMMITTEE
Plan, organize, produce and promote annual Spring and Fall Parade of Homes.
2018 Chair: Jordan Hefner, Allen Homes
PAST BOARD COMMITTEE
2018 Chair: Matt Swenson, Dakota Wholesale
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Review the Association’s publications and website; promote the Association and the housing industry as a whole; plan and conduct various community service projects.
2018 Chair: Maureen Ohm, Homewood Suites
OUTDOOR LIVING SHOWCASE COMMITTEE
Plan, organize, produce and promote annual Outdoor Living Showcase event.
2018 Chair: Jeremy Carlson, Landscape Garden Centers
The Remodeling Council of the Sioux Empire identifies its members as a professional, improves their business know-how, promotes their service and builds their consumer confidence. Each monthly meeting is held the first Wednesday over the lunch hour and has a guest speaker.
2018 Chair: Kyle Cosand, Cosand Construction
REPAIR AFFAIR COMMITTEE
Review low-income homeowner applications; view accessibility related projects prior to approval; recruit volunteers for Repair Affair Day; work with sponsors.
2018 Chair: Luke Urlacher, Builders FirstSource
SHOWCASE OF REMODELED HOMES COMMITTEE
Plan, organize, produce and promote annual Showcase of Remodeled Homes.
2018 Chair: Charlie Beatch, Beatch Construction LLC
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Address labor issues in the building industry; Promote industry-related programs to schools; Manages the HBASE's Carpentry Apprenticeship Program.
2018 Chair: Todd Boots, CityWide Insulation