Housing e-News Secondary Stories

NEW Opportunities for Workforce Development

The HBA is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Holland Elementary during the 2018/2019 school year to promote construction career opportunities. A group of HBA members (and MSU construction and interior design students) will meet monthly with 3rd through 5th graders to complete small projects while exploring construction career opportunities. How can ... Read More

Last Chance for May Education - 2018

MAY  22 Window & Door Installation 7:30am-11:00am at the HBA office (no charge) Eric Klein, Installation & Service Instructor for Marvin Windows, is our instructor for the morning. Eric focuses on teaching installers, contractors and service techs with better tips and tricks, and knowledge of useful tools of the trade. Join us to learn improved ... Read More

Builders of the HBA Parade of Homes 2018

Thank you to all the HBA Parade Builders for participating in 2018. Also, thank you to all the HBA Associate Members for the discounts and assistance that you gave to your fellow HBA Builder Members. Don't forget to download or update your Parade Craze app where you can view homes, learn about the builders and ... Read More

Help Promote the HBA Parade of Homes 2018

BECOME A SUPERFAN AND SPREAD THE WORD! The HBA Parade of Homes for 2018 is just around the corner. To help your fellow HBA Builder Members that are participating in the Parade, please utilize the materials below on your website and social media. • Videos for social media will be added soon. Please come back ... Read More

First Choice Construction, LLC - 2018 HBA Parade Home Builder

First Choice Construction, LLC Ryan Green First Choice Construction specializes in Custom Homes and Renovation.  FCC has been in business since 2010 and has decades of combined experience in the construction industry.  First Choice Construction prides themselves on making their home owners’ vision a reality, but still makes needed recommendations along the way.  All in ... Read More

Essick Builders, LLC - 2018 HBA Parade Home Builder

Essick Builders, LLC Dusty & Jacque Essick Dusty Essick, owner of Essick Builders, has been in construction for almost 20 years and has extensive hands on experience as a carpenter.  Essick offers quality workmanship in every project and is heavily involved in all stages of the building process.  Putting priority on using highly qualified sub-contractors, ... Read More

Hawthorne Creek Homes, LLC - 2018 HBA Parade Home Builder

Hawthorne Creek Homes, LLC Stan & Regina Gutshall Owned and operated by Stan and Regina Gutshall, Hawthorne Creek Homes, has over 35 years experience in new home construction. Having built homes in Major Metropolitan markets, they’ve decided to bring their innovative ideas and techniques to Springfield, MO, after falling in love with Southwest Missouri during ... Read More

John Marion Custom Homes, LLC - 2018 HBA Parade Home Builder

JOHN MARION CUSTOM HOMES, LLC John Marion – CGB,CGP John Marion Custom Homes is committed to building exceptionally high quality homes that truly reflect each client’s unique style, needs and expectations.  John Marion Custom Homes understands that your home is one of the largest financial investments your family will make—and one you will want to ... Read More

Bussell Building, Inc - 2018 HBA Parade Home Builder

BUSSELL BUILDING, INC. Kenny & Tyler Bussell Bussell Building Inc. is a family-owned and operated home-building company based out of Springfield, Missouri. Our “family-first” approach to building homes, separates us from other builders. The moment we partner, you’ll immediately feel you’re dealing with a trusted family member. VIEW THEIR 2018 PARADE HOMES  - HOME #1 & ... Read More

Builders’ Use of Aerial Drones Takes Off

About two years ago, NAHB reported that 22 percent of single-family builders had used aerial drones (or unmanned aircraft systems, as the Department of Defense calls them) at least once in their construction businesses.  But the times they are a-changing.  When we revisited the issue in March of this year, we saw that the percentage of builders using ... Read More

How to Make Sense of the Tax Law Changes in 2018

In a series of posts featured on the Eye on Housing blog, NAHB economists are helping builders and remodelers make sense of the changes in tax law that resulted from legislation passed in December. The initial two posts of this Tax Reform Toolkitdiscussed the basics of the pass-through deduction, or 199A, and how those rules apply to high-income taxpayers. Those ... Read More

How to Infuse Universal Design into Any Home

As much as we hate to admit it, getting older is an unavoidable part of life. Our hearing and vision begin to weaken, and our aging joints make even the most mundane tasks—from taking out the trash to enjoying a hot shower—just a bit more difficult to accomplish. Fortunately, there are some universal updates you ... Read More

HBACF Bowl-O-Rama 2018 - Bowl for the Future!

        It’s time to sign up for the HBA Charitable Foundation Bowling Tournament! That’s right – the HBA is going bowling. If you have your own ball or fancy bowling shoes, get them out and ready!  We've only got space for 15 more teams so don't delay, sign up today! When: Tuesday, ... Read More