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Residential Construction Employment Growing

The count of unfilled jobs in the overall construction sector declined recently, as residential construction employment accelerated in the last three months. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs (on a seasonally adjusted basis) came in at 148,000 in December. The cycle high was 225,000 set in July. The ... Read More

The Average Number of School Age Children per Home

Across the United States, builders are often charged impact fees by local governments to help pay for infrastructure associated with children in new residential developments entering the public education system. Therefore, builders have an interest in ensuring that the number of school age children in new developments is accurately estimated. Local governments also benefit from ... Read More

Thank You to the 2017 HBA Home Show Sponsors

Sponsorship is more than what appears beneath the HBA logo on a TV commercial, sign or magazine. Because of participation, volunteering and sponsorship by our HBA Home Professionals, the HBA is able to better communicate to those planning to attend the event and it also allows the HBA to make improvements on our events. Thank You to ... Read More

Home Show 2017 Is Getting Close!

The 2017 HBA Home Show is right around the corner, and booths are going quickly! Don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity to showcase your business to homeowners and future homeowners.  Contact Jamie at the HBA office for details on booth sizes and location (Jamie@SpringfieldHBA.com or 417.881.3711).Here are some other important details regarding the Home Show: Booth ... Read More

Newly Remodeled Southern Supply Showroom will Open Soon

Building a better home improvement shopping experience - the newly remodeled Southern Supply showroom will open soon! We're working to bring you an exceptional experience, and our construction is nearly complete. Don't mind the dust; we're still here to partner with you and provide the best expert advice for building materials and solutions. Come see ... Read More

Residential Construction Employment Grew in November

  The count of unfilled jobs in the overall construction sector remained elevated in October, as residential construction employment continued to grow. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs (on a seasonally adjusted basis) came in at 205,000 in October, after reaching 221,000 in September. The cycle high ... Read More

Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Partnership Buy-Outs - Education

RSVP for education today and join us for a very important and informative education session presented by Jason Smith from Spencer Fane Law Firm.  Jason will present information related to Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Partnership Buy-Outs.   You will not want to miss this, click here to RSVP today, email Emily@SpringfieldHBA.com, or call 417.881.3711. When:  Tuesday, November ... Read More

Renovating Your Home, Once Your Children Move Out

Becoming an empty nester is no small thing in the life of a parent. And truly, there is no better time to consider a home renovation, along with upgrading your insulation to a more energy efficient material like spray foam, than now. Obviously, most parents miss having their children around, but with any luck, you ... Read More

Nominees Announced for 2017 Board of Directors Service

The HBA of Greater Springfield Nominating committee has finalized nominations to start new terms on the HBA Board of Directors in 2017. The Nominating committee is chaired by HBA Past President Sam Clifton, and includes John Marion, Jason Bekebrede, Travis Miller, Gary Loyd and Rusty MacLachlan. The following nominees for board service will be presented ... Read More

Home Remodeling Show 2016 Summary

Watch Facebook Live, time lapse video and see photos of this event below. A special thank you to Metro Appliances & More for being the event sponsor, Southern Supply for being the bag sponsor, and The Bank of Missouri for being the vendor lounge sponsor.  And we can't forget all the wonderful volunteers.  Your sponsorships ... Read More