Professional Education

EPA Extends Lead Paint Recertification for Remodelers

Good news Remodelers!  Have you been struggling to get your Lead Certification updated?  Well, there is soon to be an easier way!  EPA has issued a final rule extending the certifications of thousands of remodelers under the Lead:  Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) program that would otherwise have expired before planned improvements to the rule ... Read More

Will & Estate Planning - April Education Series

* THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm * LOCATION:  Meek's Design Center (3231 N. Glenstone, Springfield) * Sponsored by Meek's - The Builder's Choice * Presenter:  Ann Mason from Neale & Newman Law Firm * Topic:  Ann will present a brief overview of Wills & Trusts, Pro-Bate Trusts, Durable and Healthcare Power ... Read More

Building & Marketing High Performance Homes

Join other HBA members and associates as we hear from Building Science Speaker, Mark Laliberte.  Save the date for October 22, 2014 8:00 am - 10:30 am (breakfast will be provided) at the White River Conference Center on 600 W. Sunshine (beside Bass Pro Shop). Who is Mark Laliberte?  Mark has dedicated over 25 years ... Read More

Graphs & Laughs - Housing Outlook 2014 - Elliot Eisenberg

The entertaining and informative Dr. Elliot Eisenberg is coming to Springfield, MO for the 2014 Housing Outlook presented by the HBA of Greater Springfield (HBAGS) and the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors (GSBOR). Sponsored by Herrman Lumber Company. Topics to be discussed: OUTLOOK - Economic Outlook & Home Building Impact LOOKOUT - Unintended Consequences of ... Read More

Social Media Strategies That Won't Eat You Alive

This education event (Sponsored by Meek's - The Builder's Choice) was a success. We are now forming a Social Networking Operations Team that will be meeting quarterly to assist HBA Members with Facebook and Twitter. If all goes well, this will branch out into other social media like Pintrest and Instagram. If you are interested ... Read More

Regulation and Its Unintended Consequences - Elliot Eisenberg

Looking around the United States there are cities like Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC that have very high house prices. Yet there are equally successful cities like Austin, Dallas, Louisville and Oklahoma City that have much more affordable home prices. Why the difference? Of course the surf is better in L.A. than in Dallas, ... Read More

Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety - NIOSH

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to announce the release of an innovative new publication titled Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety [DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013–149], which is also available in Spanish as Plática Directa Sobre Seguridad Con Pistolas De Clavos [Publicación de DHHS (NIOSH) número 2013–149 (SP2013)]. Straight ... Read More

Master Certified Green Professional - Advanced Study of Green Building Science & Methods

Earn Your Master Certified Green Professional Designation. This certification is exclusively for experienced building industry professionals. The Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP) designation builds on the concepts taught in the Certified Green Professional (CGP) program, providing a more in-depth and much more advanced study of green building science and methods. It covers topics such ... Read More

Missouri’s Mechanic's Lien Law Affects You - FREE Seminar

Join attorneys Michael Bridges and Jason Smith for this informative presentation March 13 at 3:00 in The Library Center - 4653 S Campbell Ave. Sponsored by ACME BRICK CO and HERRMAN LUMBER CO. FREE to HBA Members. RSVP - kay@springfieldhba.com Overview: In 2010, the Missouri legislature enacted sweeping and controversial changes to the state’s mechanic’s ... Read More

WEBINAR TODAY - Branding Yourself with Your Designation

Looking for ways to better promote your NAHB designation? Register for the upcoming webinar from NAHB Education, Branding Yourself and Your Business Using Your NAHB Designation. The webinar will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 2-3 p.m. ET (1-2 p.m. Springfield, MO time). Experienced designees – including builders, remodelers and associates – will share innovative ... Read More

Number of Improving Housing Markets Surges in December

A monthly measure of markets in the United States whose economic indicators are on the rise, identified the Springfield, Missouri market as an improving market in this month’s report. Nationwide, the number of housing markets considered “improving” according to parameters established by the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) surged by ... Read More

The Social Media Era - 2013 Marketing Plans

When thinking about your marketing plans for 2013, don’t be afraid to stray away from the classic marketing and advertising methods and dabble in the social media world. This year was the peak of the social media era; tweeting, blogging, posting, pinning, the list could go on and on. Unless there is something drastic that ... Read More