the WCBA's Electronic Newsletter
September 2013
Please take a few moments to review our monthly newsletter which includes information about association events, board meetings and other local industry information.

Next WCBA Board of Director's Meeting
October 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM Dinner Meeting to Follow


Please be sure we have your up-to-date e-mail contact information so you receive important information from the WCBA.
In This Issue
Updates & Dates to Remember
Membership Blitz! Free Dinner Offer!
Win A Free Expo Booth!
2014 Expo - Calling All Members
Slinger Super Speedway Fun Night
New Director Appointed!
WCBA 2013 Tour of Homes Review
2013 Enchantment in the Park - Call for Volunteers
A Message from the WCBA President
Quick Update & Dates To Remember
by Jason Miller, Newsletter Editor


Dates to Remember
Dates have been set for several upcoming events.  Please mark your calendars and watch your email for registration information.  Also, if you are interested in volunteering to help or in being an event sponsor, please contact the chairperson for that event.


October 10th is the October Dinner Meeting with several IMPORTANT events including: Membership Blitz Free Dinner Offer, Adoption of New WCBA By-laws; Guest Speaker Linda Heipp; Chance to Win a Free Expo Booth; Great Food & Drinks!

Click here for more info or to register online!


February 14th - 16th of 2014 is the 2014 Builder's Expo.  Pencil in the date and watch for more details. 

blitzMembership BLITZ!  Calling All Members!
by David Spooner, Membership Committee Chair

Dinner Meeting Photo

We are asking all members to bring another business owner who may benefit from WCBA membership to the WCBA Dinner Meeting on October 10th!  DINNER IS FREE for yourself and a qualified potential member guest, over a $40 value.


Don't miss this opportunity to help increase the WCBA membership while enjoying a delicious and free meal!  Click here to find more information and to register you and your guest online today!

boothWin A Free Expo Booth!
by Matt McCabeEducation Committee Chair 

2013 WCBA Builder Show

Attention all WCBA members! The Washington County Builders Association board of directors, in collaboration with the Home Builders and Remodelers Expo Committee, has unveiled a special promotion wherein all WCBA members are eligible to WIN A FREE EXPO BOOTH! In an effort to increase awareness and attendance of the WCBA dinner meetings, the following promotional offer has been approved by the board and is now available to all WCBA members as of September 12th, 2013.


It's this simple:


1)     Watch for your emailed invitation to the next dinner meeting.

2)     Register and attend the meeting. You will automatically be entered into the drawing.

3)     Be the lucky individual whose name is drawn at the Holiday Party in January!


Your name will be entered into the drawing EACH TIME YOU ATTEND a WCBA dinner meeting. In that way, each meeting you attend increases your chances to win.


Why not come out and enjoy a few hours of networking and dining with your industry peers? A good time is always had by all. A featured guest speaker always provides valuable education. And now you have even more reason to attend! Since there are only three meetings between now and the 2014 Expo, get in NOW while the odds are REALLY in your favor!


The next meeting will be held at Wegner's Cedar Lake Inn on Thursday, October 10th. Click here to register or for more details about that meeting in this newsletter, and keep an eye out for the October dinner meeting Invitation which will be emailed out soon.


See you at the next dinner meeting... and the 2014 EXPO!

2014 Expo - Calling All Members
by Jeff Feyrer, Expo Committee Chair

Even though it is still only 2013, the 2014 WCBA Expo preparation has already begun, with the dates set for February 14, 15, & 16, 2014. Join the Expo committee and help with the WCBA's largest fund raiser. You can help make 2014's event even better yet. All committee volunteers will be given first choice in their spot for the 2014 Expo.


This year's event will feature guest speaker Gus Gnorski, speaking both on Saturday and Sunday. Gus had been one of the most successful speakers in the years of having seminars and at the Expo in last year's event. The rest of the details are in the planning stages, and you can help with your ideas!


If you would like to join the committee, give me a call, Jeff Feyrer (Expo Director) @ 262-305-1673 or send me an e-mail JTF71961@yahoo.com. I hope to hear from you!

Slinger Super Speedway VIP Fun Night!
by Dirk Wildt, Event Coordinator 

Although it seemed as if the races might not get going at first due to some nasty rain, the track crews did their best and 28 attendees for the Associations first Slinger Speedway VIP event got to watch all the thrills and spills at world's fastest quarter mile oval September 1st.


What a night with VIP seating, pit tours, rides in the pace car, fireworks, great food and appetizers including beer, soda and liquor all night and of course time with your fellow association members.  If you missed this one make sure you keep an eye on this event for next year and mark your calendars, it is well worth the price of admission! 

New Director Appointed to Board
by Matt McCabe, WCBA Vice President

The Washington County Builders Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Moschea as its newest member. Dave has been a regular attendee at the WCBA dinner meetings for the past two years and has demonstrated a genuine regard for the association and a consistent commitment to its efforts. Dave brings unique business experience that will lend itself well to the vision and the goals of the current WCBA board


Dave's early experiences as a member of the Milwaukee Police Department and the Wisconsin National Guard left him with a unique perspective on the value of community service. Since then, Dave has enjoyed a long and successful career in the automotive industry, wherein he has forged a reputation as an honest, capable and dependable businessman. Since his 2011 appointment as the Director of Fleet and Commercial Sales at Uptown Motorcars, Dave has interacted with many of our WCBA members on an ongoing basis, bringing his expertise to bear in solving their truck and general fleet needs


Please join me in thanking Dave for joining ranks in service of the WCBA. On behalf of his fellow board members and the entire WCBA membership I extend a warm welcome and heartfelt appreciation. Welcome aboard, Dave!

WCBA 2013 Tour Of Homes Review!
by Matt McCabe, Scholarship Committee Chair 


The results of the 2013 Tour of Homes Survey are in! As the Tour Committee Chairman, I wish to express my appreciation to all members who took the time to complete the survey. Your feedback provides vital information that helps us to improve upon future Tour events.  Here are some highlights from the 2013 Tour of Homes:





"Good participation. (Perhaps add) 2 to 5 more homes?"

"Signs need paint. Missing screws."

 "Early communication is needed on the date and planning."

"I don't think (number of models) plays a big factor. The prior year there were only 5 and had a good turnout."

"Would have liked to see the ad campaign in advance to know more where it was advertised."

 "Signs to big and bulky. Hard to install."

 "Good job by the committee, thanks!"


The general conclusion that can be drawn from the survey results is that the 2013 Tour of Homes was considered to be a successful and valuable event, but there remains room for improvement, primarily in the areas of communication and signage. Please know that all the data and comments gathered from the 2013 survey will be carefully considered and used to improve upon next year's event. In fact, the WCBA board has already approved measure to improve upon the current Tour signage.


Again, thank you for participating in the 2013 WCBA Tour of Homes - whether as an exhibitor or an attendee. And thank you for your much-appreciated feedback.

2013 Enchantment in the Park
Call for Volunteers
by Mike Bauman, WCBA Member

My name is Mike Bauman and our Rotary Club in Menomonee Falls is partnering with the Washington County Rotary Clubs bringing to West Bend the annual "Enchantment in the Park". This is a month long event where people can drive through Regner Park decorated with 10's of thousands of lights. The theme this year will be Christmas's from the 1900's to the present which in prior years this event was held at the Washington County Fair Grounds.


We are in need of volunteers to help with some carpentry tasks, putting together the displays. Construction will begin in mid-October on Saturday's & Sunday's.  If anyone has the time to help, please give me a call at 414-322-4113 or e-mail me at mike@josephdouglashomes.com


If you want to see this year's updates plus all the prior year's comments and pictures please visit https://www.facebook.com/Enchantment.in.the.Park.


Thank you for your consideration.

Presidential_Message A Message from the WCBA
President, Dirk Wildt


One of my goals as President has been to look at the workings of the Association to see where improvements would be needed, to provide ideas, listen to suggestions and recommendations and finally with the help and support of the Board incorporate those ideas into a working policy.


One of the very first was to change the name of the Association from the West Bend Builders Association to the Washington County Builders Association.  I, as did the Board of Directors felt that this would help the Association encompass a much larger geographical area and bring in new members. With your approval the name was changed.


Secondly, we looked at how the Association was financially positioned.  We were spending a great deal of money on a beautiful office space but it was highly underused.   Now with the help of technology we can have a remote office in the "cloud", have our meetings at area locations with a variety of guest speakers and thus saving the membership valuable money that now can be given back to the community via scholarships and used to enhance your membership experience.


Now the time comes to look at the roots of the Associations By-Laws as they were written many years ago.  After much discussion and deliberation your Board has rewritten the By-Laws to bring them up to date and reflect today's Association.  Please take a moment to read the New By-Laws and/or the Existing By-Laws with Noted Changes via the links provided and come to the October Meeting for a discussion and vote.  This is an important meeting and I urge all members to attend and suggest that any member who cannot make the meeting to please call me so that your vote and/or comments about the potential new By-laws can be recorded.


Remember that this is your Association and we sincerely want your input.  See you at the meeting!

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A Message from
the WCBA
President, Dirk Wildt
Dirk Wildt Photo
"After much discussion and deliberation your Board has rewritten the By-Laws to bring them up to date and reflect today's Association.  Please take a moment to read the new By-Laws via the link provided and come to the October meeting for a discussion and vote....."
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Vice President
Weather Tek
West Bend Fence /
A-1 Pools, Inc.
Wilkes Plumbing 
Director at Large
Cherry Creek Mortgage
Director at Large
JTFeyer Exteriors
Director at Large 
Uptown Motors
Advisor / Historian
T. Bohn Builders
Office Manager
2013 Event Sponsors
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Gold ($1,000+)
West Bend Electric

Silver ($500+)

Bronze ($100+)
Wisconsin Building Supply

Cobblestone Builders

Advanced Window & Door Solutions

Marvin Windows

Therma Tru Doors
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Great Deal On Advertising w/ Floor Plan Ads
Sample Floor Plan
Reserve dates for the placement of your floor plan ad at a reduced cost of $150. Run a 6.98" wide x 11.5" tall ad in the Sunday Post at a specially reduced rate of $150.

This promotion is available on a first come, first served basis. Only one ad will be accepted per week. Call or e-mail the WCBA office to reserve your date. You need to reserve your date by the Thursday prior to the Sunday publication.
Washington County Builders Association
PO Box 27 * West Bend, WI 53090-0027 * 1-855-869-8881