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  • By IBA President Don Thieneman This October, the Indiana Builders Association hopes to support our local associations statewide in their individual membership drives. We have seen tremendous success in our recruitment efforts in the past, and this year we hope to continue that trend. When...

  • By IBA President Don Thieneman The Indiana Builders Association is more than just a place to network with other industry professionals. It gives you opportunities to have access to members’ benefits that help you save money, strengthen your business and support your association. Hopefully by...

  • If you tuned into the news lately on topics regarding our industry, you couldn’t miss the constant theme of a high demand for new construction; how there is more work than our men are able to execute. When you go to a meeting, you don’t...

  • By IBA President Don Thieneman   It is no secret that the amount of people who see the value in the association model has slowly declined over the past decade. It has become increasingly more difficult to communicate the value of membership not just for...

  • By Matthew Schantz, Frost Brown Todd, LLC his fall, a federal trial court in Indianapolis decided that Design Basics, a producer of market-ready designs for single-family homes, had not presented enough evidence to even ask a jury to decide whether Jasper homebuilder Kerstiens Homes &...

  • Advancements in framing and insulation coupled with a desire to build tighter, more energy-efficient homes have builders looking carefully at evolving wall assemblies. But as finishing materials become more sophisticated, there may be a need to look down — to the flooring system. Trapping moisture...

  • This week is Fire Prevention Week, an annual public outreach and awareness campaign from the National Fire Protection Association. While mostly geared to fire prevention in the home, builders can use the week to review their jobsite fire safety practices. The home building community got...

  • Take these tips from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to stay Septic-Smart!   How to Care for Your Septic System Septic system maintenance is not complicated, and it does not need to be expensive. Upkeep comes down to four key elements: Inspect and Pump...

  • By David Logan   The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law in late 2017, created a new section of the tax code—199A. Section 199A provides a 20% deduction for “qualified business income” generated by pass-thru entities such as LLCs, partnerships, and S-corporations....

  • As the snow melts and warm weather approaches, many home owners’ thoughts turn to a traditional activity this time of year: spring cleaning.   But whether you enjoy getting your house in order or would rather tackle only the bare minimum of necessary chores, it’s...

  • We all enjoy the benefits of having healthy local water resources – and that means we all have an important role to play in keeping our waterways safe and healthy for everyone to enjoy.   After it rains or snows, the excess flow of water...

  •   After the dust settles on your Independence Day celebration, you may notice that your home has begun to show the signs of an active summer – both inside and out.  Take the time now to do a few maintenance tasks to keep your home...

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