Leave It To Kleber: Steve Kleber

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Steve Kleber

of Kleber and Associates joins The Housing Hour this week to give us an update from the NAHB 2017 International Builders’ Show. During the three-day event, manufacturers debuted their most innovative products to audiences from around the globe.  The K&A team hunted down the most important channel opportunities at Design & Construction Week and observed the emergence  of three major industry trends:

  • Freestanding Kitchen Furniture
  • Homes of the Future
  • Skilled Labor Shortage

Plus innovative products discussed:

 

SharkBite is a provider of plumbing and water control systems for domestic, commercial and industrial applications.



 

Tune in this week and Leave It To Kleber to tells us everything that’s going on!

Leave It To Kleber: Steve Kleber


 

Message from Steve:

We specialize in building products sales and marketing

At Kleber & Associates, we don’t try to be experts in every product category. We don’t work on running shoes one minute and disposable diapers the next. Instead, we focus exclusively on just one type of account—building products.

For nearly three decades, we’ve lived and breathed commercial and residential building products. We’ve come to know the architects, the builders, and the contractors. We’ve talked endlessly with facilities managers, dealers, and distributors. We’ve learned how to reach them and persuade them. And because we focus on just one industry, we know that industry’s gatekeepers and influencers. Its outlets and buyers.

We know how to generate demand and drive distribution. And perhaps most importantly, in residential, we understand what homeowners and homebuyers think, what they want to buy, and what they’ll be buying next. In commercial, we understand the needs of the architect, contractor, facilities manager, owner, and tenant.

In other words, when it comes to building materials and building products, we don’t consider ourselves to be general practitioners of marketing and advertising. We’re specialists, pure and simple. That’s why we’re the best at what we do.”

 

 

 

 

Knox County Mayor-Tim Burchett

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Knox County Mayor

Tim Burchett

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss his life, passions and his service to the community he loves. It’s always refreshing to hear a public servant speak plainly from the heart.

The Mayor is completely dedicated to our veterans, listen as he explains his passion to the men and women that have served our country.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett took the oath of office on Sept. 1, 2010, after completing a successful 16-year career of service in the Tennessee General Assembly.

After taking office as Knox County Mayor, Mayor Burchett started applying his experience in the state capitol at the local level by saving taxpayers millions of dollars, and by restoring public trust in Knox County government.  He continues to focus on ensuring quality service to citizens, efficiency in government and financial savings to taxpayers.

Entrepreneurship, confidence in the free market, and a desire to serve the people of Knox County are traits that guide Mayor Burchett. They are a large part of the conservative foundation from which he derives his core principles of service, efficiency and savings.

Mayor Burchett attributes his commitment to a career in public service to his parents, Charlie and Joyce Burchett, who were both educators. Mayor Burchett’s father, Charlie, was a WWII veteran who served in the Pacific Theater.  He returned home to work his way up to Dean of Student Conduct at the University of Tennessee.  Charlie Burchett passed away shortly after his son announced his plans to run for Knox County Mayor.

As a child, Mayor Burchett attended the Little Red Schoolhouse then later attended West Hills Elementary, Bearden Junior High, and Bearden High School. He was a member of the Bulldog graduating class of ’82.  After high school, Tim stayed in Knoxville, attending the University of Tennessee and earning a degree in education.

After college, Mayor Burchett started a successful small business, which he operated until deciding to run for public office.  He began serving in the State House of Representatives in 1994.

In 1998, after serving four years as a state representative, he was elected to the first of three terms as 7th District Tennessee State Senator.  During his time in the General Assembly, he earned a reputation as an effective legislator who put honesty, integrity and constituent service above partisanship political expediency.  He most recently served as the chairman of the Budget Subcommittee in Finance, and was secretary of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee.  Mayor Burchett also sat on the State and Local Government Committee, as well as the Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee.

Adams Law: Terry Adams

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Terry Adams, Esq

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss his companies, The Adams Law Firm and Admiral Title.  Terry has been a long  time sponsor of The Housing Hour and has appeared several times on our show. His depth of knowledge and experience is always welcome as we try to unwrap the complexities of the Real Estate Market and the laws that govern it.

The Adams Law Firm
8517 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: (865) 531-6440
Fax: (865) 381-1394
E-mail: tadams@terryadamslaw.com

Terry Adams is a Navy veteran, entrepreneur and attorney. Adams is the founder and managing attorney of the Adams Law Firm and Admiral Title, Inc. Currently he sits on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Executive Committee for Sports & Entertainment. Terry Adams focuses his practice on negotiations, contracts and business litigation. Terry has been peer reviewed as a “Top Attorney” in several categories as published in Knoxville Cityview Magazine, including in 2013 in the categories of Real Estate Development & Financing Law, Business/ Commercial Law, and Sports & Entertainment Law.

Terry grew up in Nashville and is a graduate of the University of Memphis Law School and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Adams’ roots and experiences span the state of Tennessee. Now, he and his wife, Phillis, live in Knoxville. Terry is a former Certified National Football League Players Association Contract Advisor, a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Knoxville Bar Association. He served in the United States Navy Reserves for 8 years. Adams enlisted in the Navy during high school and went to UT on the Montgomery GI Bill.

Actively involved in the Knoxville community, Terry has volunteered countless hours to local budding entrepreneurs through his small business initiative. He also volunteers many hours of pro-bono legal services to those in need in the Knoxville area. In addition, Terry has served on the board of non-profit organizations including currently serving on the community advisory board for the Junior League of Knoxville.

Terry is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Tennessee, United States Tax Court, and United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee. Among his many published articles he is the author of The Art & Science of Negotiation; Business Law: Representing the Whole Client; and Getting it Right When it Counts – Crisis Management and Critical Decision Making.

The Adams Law Firm, Inc.
*Founder of the Adams Law Firm, a full service business, transactions and litigation law practice.

Tennessee Bar Association
*Executive Counsel of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section
*Legal Clinic and Legislative Committees

Admiral Title, Inc.
*Founder and President of Admiral Title, Inc.

Political Experience
*Helped candidates for the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives on issues regarding fundraising, campaign management, and substantive policy positions

United States Navy
*Served and a NCO in the United States Navy Reserve. Service from 1989-1997.

University of Memphis School of Law, JD
*International Law Society, *Criminal Law Society, *Sports and Entertainment Law Society

University of Memphis Law School Legal Clinic
*Civil Litigation and Elder Law Clinics

University of Tennessee – BA, Political Science
*Study abroad in Budapest, Hungary & Madrid, Spain
*Executive Undergraduate Program

United States Army War College
*2008 attendee and new member of the National Security Seminar.

Harvard Law School
*Program on Negotiation (Program of Instruction for Lawyers)
*Certificates in Basic and Advanced Negotiation

NFL Players Association Contract Advisor
*2006 – Certified by the NFLPA as a Contract Advisor.

Better Business Bureau Arbitrator
*Certified Arbitrator for the BBB-Auto Line

Affiliations
*Sports Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Knoxville Bar Association, Tennessee Association for Justice, Community Advisory Board Member of the Knoxville Area Junior League

 

Vol For Life: Erik Ainge

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Erik Ainge

visits The Housing Hour  to help celebrate our return to NewsTalk 98.7 FM on Saturdays 3p to 4pm.

Join us as  we talk about our true passion and love-Tennessee Vols!

Plus an extra bonus: Host Kevin Rhea is thrilled to have his father-John Rhea- joins the discussion as a specially distinguished guest!

Erik has a new show on WNML – The Erik Ainge Show- heard weekdays from 9am to noon.   Ainge joins Sports Radio WNML to host The Erik Ainge Show with Brian Rice Monday – Friday from 9am to noon. Ainge, an Oregon native, played for the University of Tennessee from 2004 – 2007, during which time he racked up numerous awards and honors from the SEC and across college football. In the years since his professional football career, Erik established himself firmly in the Knoxville community and set roots that, along with his football connections, provide a listening experience that is exclusive and exciting for all college football fans.

Home Insurance: Mansour Hasan

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Mansour Hasan

State Farm® Insurance Agent

joins The Housing Hour this week to give our listeners sound homeowner insurance tips. Mansour’s mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. He serves the Knoxville and surrounding area with Home Insurance, Auto Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Business Insurance. Mansour  really models what it means to be a good neighbor in Tennessee, and provides the highest levels of customer service. He provides and serves you with Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Health Insurance, and Life Insurance throughout Tennessee, including; Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Maryville, and Lenoir City.

Disclosures

Securities Supervisor address: 11350 Johns Creek Pkwy , Duluth, GA 30098-0001 Phone: 770-418-5033

State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, Illinois (“Bank”), is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. NMLS ID 139716. The other products offered by affiliate companies of State Farm Bank are not FDIC insured, not a State Farm Bank obligation or guaranteed by State Farm Bank, and subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal invested. The Bank encourages any interested individual(s) to submit a written application for any product(s) offered by the Bank. We also encourage you to obtain information regarding the Bank’s underwriting standards for each type of credit of service offered by visiting statefarm.com or by contacting the Bank at 877-SF4-BANK (877-734-2265). Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. To apply for a Bank product, you may also see your participating State Farm agent.

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Life Insurance and annuities are issued by State Farm Life Insurance Company. (Not Licensed in MA, NY, and WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in New York and Wisconsin) Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois.

Before investing, consider the funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact State Farm VP Management Corp., (1-800-447-4930) for a prospectus or summary prospectus con-taining this and other information. Read it carefully. AP2014/12/2170

State Farm VP Management Corp. is a separate entity from those State Farm entities which provide banking and insurance products. Investing involves risk, including potential for loss.

Neither State Farm nor its agents provide tax or legal advice. Please consult a tax or legal advisor for advice regarding your personal circumstances.

 

Insurance Claim Disputes: Chip Merlin, Esq.

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William F. “Chip” Merlin, Jr.

founder and president of Merlin Law Group joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss the Gatlinburg wildfires with tips on how to work with your Insurance company after a loss.

Topics this week:
  •  What are the first steps to do after suffering from a fire loss?
  • Does an owner have to rebuild back the way the structure was before the loss?
  •   If everything is gone, how do I go about making a list of what was burned?
  • What am I entitled to for a replacement cost insurance?
  •  Dealing with contractors—who should I hire?
  •   My property is old and they say I have to make repairs to fit the new building codes. Am I covered for these costs?

Plus so much more!

File a dispute about claim with State of Tennessee

Insurance Claim Disputes: Chip Merlin, Esq.

Since 1983, Chip Merlin has served as a plaintiff’s attorney with a focus on Commercial & Residential Property Insurance Claim Disputes and Bad Faith Insurance litigation. Chip is a noted national authority on Insurance Bad Faith, lecturing to national trade groups and publishing a number of papers and articles on the subject for organizations such as The American Association for Justice, The Florida Justice Association, The Windstorm Insurance Network, and Trial Magazine.

Chip served as Chair for the Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group and Secretary for the Fire and Property Insurance Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He was also Vice-Chair for the Subcommittee on Property Insurance Law for the American Bar Association.

Special thanks:

Franco Ripple | Vice President

CATECOMM | www.CateComm.com

Commercial Real Estate Update

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cazanaJustin Cazana

Principal with Avison Young, responsible for Sales & Leasing, Tenant, and Landlord Representation joins The Housing Hour this week to give our listeners an update on the commercial real estate market in Knoxville and surrounding areas. The commercial real estate market is an important indicator of the financial health of an economy reflects the expansion of businesses in key areas. Justin discusses the business activities in from downtown Knoxville to the Pellissippi Corridor, Northshore area, Farragut and Oak Ridge.

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Commercial Real Estate Update

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Justin Cazana is a Principal in the Avison Young Knoxville office, specializing in office and retail transactions with experience representing both landlords and tenants.  His current portfolio encompasses more than 1.1 million square feet of commercial space.

A Knoxville native, Justin began his career with Commercial & Investment Properties handling the leasing and marketing of the companies’ buildings.  This includes Knoxville landmarks such as Century Park at Pellissippi (an 80-acre office development), The Atrium, and Two Centre Square. A founding principal of Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone’s Knoxville office in 2011,  Justin worked with the firms other partners to develop the only full-service commercial real estate firm in the region.

Recent transaction highlights include the completion of a regional headquarters lease for Great West Casualty Company (25,000sft) at Century Park and the sale of Center Court at Lonas (40,000sft) to Pilot Travel Centers.

Justin has achieved both his CCIM and his SIOR designations and was selected as the Knoxville Business Journal / CCIM Broker of the Year in 2013.

Justin’s Credentials:

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker- Tennessee & Georgia
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • CCIM President – Knoxville Chapter 2010 & 2014
  • 2014 Leadership Knoxville
  • Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership- Board of Directors
  • Dogwood Arts Festival Board of Directors
  • 2010 Knoxville’s “40 Under 40”
  • University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates
  • Rocky Hill Elementary School Foundation – President 2013
  • Auburn University

 

Christmas Home Inspection Disasters

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Special Guest

Jack Feldmann

with Clayton Home Inspections joins The Housing Hour this week to unwrap some common Christmas decoration mistakes that can be very dangerous for your family. Jack covers topic such as:

1.       Live tree close to heat source

2.       Exterior Lights passing UL test-

3.       Lead based decorations

4.       Stapling lights to fascia or on roof shingles

5.       Proper outlet-Ground Fault

6.       Plug-in strings of lights exceeding manufacturing recommendations

7.       Cracked sockets/frayed wires – old equipment

Christmas Home Inspection Disasters

So joins us and learn how you can make your  Christmas safe!


Jack is Experienced!

  • Business established in 1989. Knoxville home inspector since 1994.
  • Thousands of inspections completed. Typically, over 1,000,000 square feet per year. Will reach 10,000 inspections in 2015!!!!!
  • Continuing Education. The State of Tennessee requires home inspectors to have 16 hours per year CEU’s. ASHI requires 20 hours per year CEU’s. I typically take 20 – 30 hours per year.
  • Twelve years as Inspector/Construction Project Manager for Los Angeles County Office of Education.
  • Former licensed general building contractor in California. (License # B635092; license retired in 1994).
  • Over twenty years of construction experience.
  • Instructor at Trecs Real Estate School in Knoxville.
  • Instructor for University of TN Non Credit course on Home inspection.
  • Conducts workshops and training for real estate agents with regard to home inspection.
  • Newspaper column writer on home inspection.

Turner Concierge: Luke Lanzoni

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Special Guest

luke-lanzoniLuke Lanzoni

Director of Development at Turner Concierge,

a division of Turner Homes,

joins The Housing Hour to discuss the alternative to ‘Do-it-Yourselfers’ home repairs needs.

As a homeowner, don’t you wish your house would take care of itself? No more changing light bulbs in hard to reach fixtures, no more struggling with irritating repairs and no more hassle brought on by home maintenance. Turner Concierge Services can help upkeep your home, so it’s in perfect condition year round.

They can help you cross daunting tasks off your honey-do list. Whether you are interested in a one-time fix, minor remodels or year-round maintenance, Turner Concierge has packages to fit any of your home upkeep needs.  Their concierge professionals also provide seasonal services, detailed inspections and out-of-town services.

Turner Concierge: Luke Lanzoni

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Services include but are not limited to:

  • Exterior Roof, Walls, Windows
  • Interior Walls, Ceilings, Windows, Doors
  • Plumbing, Fixtures, Appliances
  • Flooring
  • Attic
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Yard Exterior

Plus, they accommodate customers’ based on their goals! They offer hourly rates, half or full day rates, weekly rates, monthly rates and other flexible options like our Home Maintenance Program. When you sign up with the Home Maintenance Program or other packages, your home will always be ready for guests to visit and you to enjoy.

It’s never too late to love your home. Contact them today for more details about Turner Concierge Services!

Murder Will Out

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Copyright 2015

In 1921, it was considered the most horrifying, gruesome murder in East Tennessee history.

Starting in Knoxville, with a sickening murder in Robertsville, Tennessee (pre-Oak Ridge), to an attempted bank robbery in Oakdale-this story has it all- ending with four men executed in Tennessee’s electric chair on the same day (a dark state record).

Murder Will Out

by

Co-Host Mark W. Griffith

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Murder Will Out

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The Housing Hour

Host Kevin Rhea, Managing Editor and Publisher

 

From Mark:

It seems like every 100 years, or so a sensational trial occurs in communities across the country. Most of them maintain only a local level of interest but occasionally some reach the attention of the national media. The story of George Lewis and Andrew Crumley reached a national audience; its horrific tale of a brutally cruel murder and attempted murder caught the ire and sympathy of the nation. After the sensational trial, verdict and death sentence, the country seemed to wait in anticipation for the execution. On March 1, 1922, Tennessee executed four men; national news headlines exploded with the news.
In the trials closing augments, prosecuting attorney W. H. Buttram predicted the trial would be, ‘….remembered a hundred years hence.’ But in reality, with justice being served quickly and inexorably, memories of the horror soon faded.
Murder Will Out rekindles some of the emotions undoubtedly felt at the time and attempts to honor the memories of two innocent lives that fell victim to such a despicable plot.housinghour_bookcover_700x900-01

Murder Will Out

by

Mark W. Griffith
Co-host: The Housing Hour