Shawn Stranathan
2019 Remodelers Council Chairperson

March 2019 Chairperson’s Message

by Shawn Stranathan

Spring is right around the corner…right? I like the season changes we see in Nebraska and I love to go skiing every winter, but this time of year I find myself looking forward to the arrival of spring and warmer weather. One sign we are getting closer is that we have another Home Show on the books. I’d like to offer a huge thank you to the HBAL staff who, with all their hard work before and during the Show, make it a success! I’d  also like to thank all the vendors who devote their time  and resources to participate in the Show every year.  With the variety and number of exhibitors we have, this helps in getting people out of their homes and to the Show which benefits us all. This year, the Remodelers Council Food Bank House collected 3,556 pounds of food and $234 for the Food Bank of Lincoln. That equates to almost 3,665 meals for families in need. Thank you to all who donated food and/or time for this much-needed cause.

We are looking forward to the Remodelers Council Meeting at Allo
Communications on March 6. One of my personal favorite events is the
Annual Chili Cook-off on March 11 at the Lincoln Firefighters Reception
Hall at 241 Victory Lane at 6 pm. Also, just a reminder, the deadline for
the Tour of Remodeled Homes is March 4.

Thank you again to everyone who helped out or participated in this
year’s Home & Garden Show. I look forward to seeing everyone at our
March meeting.



Modular Ramp

The Modular Ramp is currently unavailable, however, if you, or someone you know is in need of a temporary ramp, please call the HBAL office at 402-423-4225.

In 2001, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln was asked by an employee of the Building & Safety Department to help build a ramp for a fellow city employee. Because the need was temporary, it was decided the best approach was to purchase a light-weight modular aluminum ramp which could be assembled on site and, once the ramp was no longer needed, it could be removed and stored for future use. Since then, the ramp has been used numerous times by those in need and HBAL members are quick to volunteer the man hours required to make it happen.

Members of the Remodelers Council of Lincoln last installed the modular ramp system for a Lincoln couple in 2013. This ramp was lent to the couple, one of whom was confined to a wheelchair, on a temporary basis and allowed them to enjoy the outdoors. Click here to view more photos from the installation.