Early Birds: Jon Peterson and Dwain Coleman came early for coffee and fellowship.
Call to Order: Jon Peterson called the meeting to order. He thanked Bob Alexander for filling in last week.
Honorary Members: Karen Holtmeier and Ron Britz were in attendance.
Guests: Who are you bringing soon?
- There will be a board meeting today.
- Joe Kankovsky of Electronic Design Company invited members to a November 9, 2021 at the Minnesota Vikings museum in Eagan.
- Roster update for 2022 are in process led by Dwain Coleman. Please let him know if you will be placing an ad in the roster book.
- We need a Vice President for the club. Interested? Contact President Jon.
Business Networking: Randy Korn needs a Sales/Project manager.
Business Exchange: Dwain Coleman shared.
Pot of Gold: Jon Peterson drew 5 cards and the winner was Karen Holtmeier.
Craft Speaker Randy Korn gave us an update on the remodeling industry in general and 30 year-old House Lift in particular.
Randy has owned House Lift for the last 17 years and they continue to offer high quality residential remodeling at competitive pricing. He gave us a slide show of projects including bathrooms, kitchens, additions, and 2nd story buildouts.
During the pandemic and riots, House Lift never closed as they are an essential business, but they were without phone service, internet, mail, and banking services and had a boarded-up storefront on Nicollet Ave for a time. Permitting processes at a number of cities have taken from a few days to months to get approvals.
In the remodeling industry material and labor costs are rising and workers are becoming in short supply. According to the industry group NARI, the average age of a carpenter is 57.
With rising home values, an investment in remodeling makes a lot of fiscal sense and will increase your enjoyment of your home life. Call Randy for a consultation.
For registration contact Randy Korn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-290-7921.
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