The annual Remodelers Council Golf Tournament was a huge success last month. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the day possible. COVID-19 may have changed and canceled some of our events this year, but at least we can all get together and play golf.

HOMEPAC recently interviewed candidates for County Commissioner, District 2 and Legislative Districts 21, 25, 27 and 29. HOMEPAC is supporting the following candidates: Roma Amundson, County Commissioner candidate for District 4; Eric Underwood, County Commissioner candidate for District 2; Mike Hilgers, Legislative candidate for District 21; Suzanne Geist, Legislative candidate for District 25; Anna Wishart, Legislative candidate for District 27 and Jacob Campbell, Legislative candidate for District 29.

Matt Kinning has organized a Lunch and Learn with Building & Safety to explain the changes with the 2018 International Energy and Conservation Code on October 2. Please consider attending if you are available. Lastly, we held a meeting with LES regarding the new conduit requirements on new construction. We provided them with potential costs associated with the change to conduit. They have listened to our concerns and their Board of Directors voted to defer implementation of the conduit requirement and is working to develop a pilot program to test the efficiency of the conduit procedure. Watch your upcoming issues of the Lincoln Business Builder for more information.

I encourage all of you to keep a look out for any changes happening within our industry. As most of you know, there has been a significant increase in the cost of lumber. It is important to stay educated and alert. If you see or hear of something that is affecting our industry, let us know. We need to work as a team and help each other. You can help make change happen and make a difference in our industry.