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HBA BUILDER ONLY Events - Upcoming Schedule 2017

Add these dates to your calendar: Builders – don’t forget – In order to stay an HBA Builder Member in good standing, you must attend one HBA Educational Event, one HBA Builder Round Table and one HBA Membership Event in 2017. Questions on what you have attended? Contact Charlyce Ruth at 417.881.3711 or Char@SpringfieldHBA.com. August ... Read More

See 2017 HBA Parade Homes - Starts THIS Weekend!

Tour HBA Parade Homes built by Quality Insured Home Professionals of Your HBA! This Weekend and Next... June 16-18 & 23-25 - Homes Open 1-6pm - Tickets $5 Look for Discount Codes on Parade Builders' Social Media and Websites GET THE FREE PARADE CRAZE APP For more on the HBA Parade of Homes - Click ... Read More

Did You Get Your 2017 HBA Membership Directory?

A bountiful breakfast buffet and lots of coffee greeted HBA Members who rolled out of bed early to join us on Tuesday, May 16th in Southern Materials’ beautiful showroom.  Hosted by both Southern Supply and Southern Materials, the May Membership Breakfast featured the launch of the 2017-2018 HBA Membership Directory.  Members also got the chance ... Read More

New and Renewing Members - May 2017

HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS UPDATE • See How Many Points Your Company Has - View this spreadsheet for the most current points for your company as well as other HBA members. This google spreadsheet will be updated monthly. • Participation Point System Playbook - Summary of the point system including how to acquire points and purpose of ... Read More

2017 HBA Parade of Homes - Builders and Preview

HBA PARADE OF HOMES PAGE FOR PHOTOS & MORE... The 2017 HBA Parade of Homes is just around the corner!  Guests are invited to tour nine beautiful homes built by HBA Members in Springfield, Nixa, Republic and Rogersville at price points between $195,000 and $460,000.  This year’s homes offer a beautiful glimpse at just how much ... Read More

May Membership BREAKFAST & Directory Unveiling - Southern Materials

The May HBA Membership event in the past has been an evening event for the HBA Membership Directory unveiling. This year, we are OPEN FOR BREAKFAST at Southern Materials!!! Both Southern Supply and Southern Materials are sponsoring this morning breakfast providing a hardy breakfast of breakfast burritos, pancake/sausage skewer, donuts, coffee and juice. In addition, there will be ... Read More

Who Are NAHB’s Builder Members?

Every year the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) conducts a member census in order to better understand the composition and characteristics of the people who belong to its organization. In 2016, 32 percent of NAHB’s members were builders—those directly involved in home building. The remaining 68 percent were associate members—those involved in support industries ... Read More

Housing Affordability Registers Slight Uptick in First Quarter

Rising wages and moderating home prices offset a rise in mortgage interest rates to give housing affordability a slight boost in the first quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).  In all, 60.3 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of January and ... Read More

Soggy Spring Fishing Draws A Crowd

A steady rain couldn’t keep dedicated fishermen away from Stockton Lake for the 2017 HBA Spring Fishing Tournament.   48 anglers braved the wet, chilly weather to try and reel in the biggest haul and take home a win.  Thank you so much to our Big Bass sponsor, Screenmobile!  Check out our winner’s list, scroll ... Read More

New and Renewing Members - April 2017

RECEIVE HBA REMINDERS! (HBA Members Only) Go to remind.com/join/hbare on your phone, get free app and sign up to the @hbare group (sign up as a parent). This is an app created for teachers, but is available for you and the HBA to use Free. You will not be overwhelmed with text reminders from the HBA. HBA ... Read More

Lunch at The Deck Company - Watch Video

Thank you to The Deck Company for our FIRST Member Hosted Lunch Event! Michael Ormsby, owner of The Deck Company, and Becky Thornton put together our first on-site Lunch Membership event and cooked up some bratwursts, burgers, beans and brownies. The burgers and brats were awesome by the way! HBA Members enjoyed a mid-day break with food and prizes ... Read More

Build My Future was a HUGE Success in Educating Youth about Construction Careers - Watch Video

Build My Future invited students from throughout the Ozark Region to learn about career opportunities in the construction industry through a hands-on approach. When we say hands-on approach to construction careers, we mean there were backhoes, concrete finishers and cherry pickers to operate, brick and mortar to lay, virtual welding simulators, and even a bridge building ... Read More