Briefs Nov. 3-6, 2007 |

Briefs Nov. 3-6, 2007


Home Builders Association presents National Economist Jeff Thredgold

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Park City Area Home Builders Association (PCAHBA) will present speaker and National Economist Jeff Thredgold at the Jim Santy Auditorium.

Thredgold’s presentation will focus on the 2008 Economic and Financial outlook for Summit and Wasatch Counties. He will speak about the health of Utah’s economy and how it will effect the real estate and construction markets. He will also present an overview of where the U.S. and Utah economies stand for 2008.

Park City Home Builders Association members can attend the seminar for $20. Non members can be admitted for $30. General contractors that attend this event will be able to receive two hours of professional C.E. credits. The seminar is from 10 a.m. noon on Nov. 6. For more information, visit Thredgold’s Web site at or contact PCAHBA at 645-9363 to reserve a seat.

Hamlet Homes receives 2007 Builder of Integrity award

Hamlet Homes, owned by Parkite Michael Brodsky, was recently chosen as a recipient of the 2007 Builder of Integrity Award by the Quality Builders Warranty Corporation (QBW), the most selective 10-year new home warranty program in the industry, a press release states. The award acknowledges a commitment to excellence in customer service and quality construction, and Hamlet Homes is part of a select group of builders to receive this recognition.

"It is an honor for Hamlet to be recognized by the Quality Builders Warranty Corporation, which holds its members to the strictest standards of quality homebuilding and customer service," said Brodsky.

To be a member of the QBW, homebuilders must pass a strict set of standards that prove their dedication to providing customers with quality-built homes and outstanding service. QBW members also provide 10-year warranties on their homes and have been carefully screened for technical knowledge, craftsmanship and financial stability.

Since 2000 when Hamlet became a member of the QBW program, QBW has not received a single complaint from Hamlet homeowners.

For more information about Hamlet Homes, visit or call (801) 281-2223. To learn more about the Builder of Integrity Award, visit .

Tips for Winter Safely

Colorful changing leaves make for wonderful autumn views, but once fallen, those leaves can cause serious problems for homeowners. Leaves can pile up in gutters, forming clogs that cause water damage to walls, ceilings, or basements during the rain and snow of winter. To keep foliage from turning foul, AAA reminds residents to be safe while cleaning out their gutters and downspouts this year.

According to the National Safety Council, falls are the sixth most common cause of death in the United States, and 41 percent of fall-related deaths occur in the home. Prevent accidents while preparing your home for winter by following a few guidelines, including face the ladder the right way, staying centered between the rails, holding on with one hand while working with the other, wearing non-skid shoes, never scooting or bouncing the ladder to a new position while standing on it, and not standing on the point shelf, the back section of the ladder or above the second rung from the top.

If your home features a functional fireplace, it’s also a good idea to check it for safety before you enjoy your first cozy fire of the season, AAA recommends. Even gas-burning fireplaces require attention to remain efficient and safe.

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