Is the way you fold your plans saying something about you? [Monday Minute]

December 19, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
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Is the way you fold your plans saying something about you?
The fluid filters on modern John Deere tractors show the logo outward, always on display.

It’s as if someone from engineering was best friends with someone from marketing.

Here’s the thing:

There are places where we are missing opportunities to put our logos.

Here’s what Steve found
Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Sergio Lozano-Sanchez, CPBD #44-826, from Austin, TX (12/14)
  • Brian Hendrix, CPBD #29-106, from Carson City, NV (11/29)
  • Kara Desaro, CPBD #03-138, from Prescott Valley, AZ (11/29)
  • Reginald Shropshire, CPBD #04-107, from Little Rock, AR (11/21)
  • Dallas Massey, CPBD #41-116, from Columbia, SC (11/3)
If it’s your goal to be certified in 2022, you have 19 more days. So far, there have been…
  • 18 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 38 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/202247 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
You can pass the exam. Let us help you. Start by taking the Sample Test.
Custom Finishes for Fine Homes
Siding & Trim, Custom Patterns, Ceiling Boards and Shiplap.

Contact Us: 704.528.7136

Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!
  • Jerod Wilson, Professional Member from CO
Compass Club Report
Help us welcome, and thank our newest Compass Club members.
  • Jason Aselin (NH) recruited a Professional member in October.
  • Elias Rodriquez (TX) recruited an Associate member in October.
  • Javier Gonzalez (TX) recruited a Professional member in October.
  • Hunter Godfrey (TN) recruited a Professional member in September.
  • Beatriz Castro (TX) recruited a Professional member in August (And with it reached the 2500 Compass Club point plateau)
  • Heather Baldwin (OH) recruited a Professional member in August.
  • Angel Silva (TX) recruited one new Professional Member in July.
The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).
  • Total Score = 51 points. (Our pace = 109 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 120 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)
Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • January 4 – AIBD Board of Directors monthly meeting. Contact President Benjamin Tabolt to make arrangements to attend.
  • January 13 – Coffee With Bernie, Virtual, 8:00 am MST
  • January 19 – Discover the Game Workshop, Virtual, 10:00 to 11:30 am CST
  • January 19 – AIBD, Charlotte Metro Chapter, Virtual, 3:00 pm EST
  • January 20 – AIBD, Denver Metro Chapter, Virtual, 11:30 am MST
  • January 27 – AIBD, Central Colorado, Virtual, 11:30 am MST
  • January 31 – AIBD Pizza Party (Please RSVP) – 6:00 to 8:00 pm MST – Naked City Pizza, 4608 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
  • January 31 to February 2 – Design & Construction Week – Visit the AIBD exhibit booth to recharge, and catch up.
  • March 1 – 2023, ARDA registration opens.
  • March 3 & 4 – D&B North Myrtle Beach (Hybrid) – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • August 3 & 4 – Annual Meetings (Hybrid)Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN
  • August 4 & 5 – D&B Nashville (Hybrid)Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN
  • August 5 – 2023 ARDA GalaLoews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN
All AIBD events (and more) can be found at
Training and Education
Too much on your plate; you know you need help
It’s time to hire someone.


It takes so much time.

How do you know if you’re doing it right?

How do you prevent wasting what little time you already have?

Learn to Hire the Right Way
Stair Construction Tips
The first step in stairway layout is to determine the unit rise and unit run.

The total rise is the vertical distance between the lower finish floor level and the upper finish floor level.

You can now calculate the total run of the stairway.

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Have a triumphant week!

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