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2010 Housing Starts Finished Up by 16% over 2009

The most recent permitting data compiled and released by MarketGraphics Research Group and the Zanola Company that further indicates that recovery - while at times painfully slow - is most definitely underway in the home building market in southwest Missouri. While 2010 certainly represented another painful year for those who make their living in residential ... Read More

HBA Finalizes New Strategic Plan

Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield Strategic Plan 2011-2014 Our Mission The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is the voice and advocate for construction professionals leading the way to protect and promote housing, and preserve the American dream of home ownership. Our Values We will accomplish this mission while protecting these values: Promoting ethical ... Read More

HBA Home Show Boosts Area Charities

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield's 2011 Home Show drew more than 14,000 people in attendance. That was good news for professionals in the building industry, as it likely bodes well for 2011 as a recovery year. But the HBA also leveraged the show's robust attendance to provided needed support for some of the ... Read More

News-Leader: First Area Home to Receive Green Certification

The Springfield News-Leader's Cory de Vera recently reported on the Ozarks area's first officially certified green home - built to the NAHB National Green Building Standard. The home was featured on the 2010 HBA Parade of Homes and was built by Scott Kisling (Up-Tyte Construction). The article also highlights upcoming green building projects (planned for ... Read More

MO Career Center Helps Employers Expand, Enhance Workforce

Are you familiar with one of the most comprehensive employment resources the Ozarks region has to offer? The Missouri Career Center offers a wide range of services to the businesses of Greene, Christian, Stone, Taney, Webster, Dallas and Polk Counties. Employees in transition looking for their next career opportunity can the career center to give ... Read More

Home Show Success Reported by KSFX/KOLR

The annual Home Show held by the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield this year drew its largest crowd since 2006. The show was held January 28-30, and drew 14,500 people in attendance. KOLR/KSFX reporter Jennifer Denman recaps the successful show in this video. HBA CEO Matt Morrow is interviewed in the story, which can ... Read More

Local HBA & Habitat Partner to Build Green

At a time when the economy is suffering, members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield are stepping up more than ever to help Habitat Springfield eliminate poverty housing. The HBA of Greater Springfield officially announced this week that it has reached an agreement to build two certified green homes for Habitat for Humanity of ... Read More

Note from Matt re: Ozark & Nixa Politics

Hey guys, I just wanted to update you on a couple of meetings I have coming up next week related to April 5 elections. You are certainly welcome at either of these meetings, if you can make it. In both cases the candidates have requested a chance to meet with me about their campaigns. I'm ... Read More

HBA Home Show Draws Biggest Crowd Since 2006

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield's annual Home Show concluded on Sunday, January 30 with hundreds of exhausted but happy vendors and exhibitors packing up their wares to exit the downtown Springfield Expo Center. Overall attendance topped 14,500 for the show - the largest attendance the show has seen since 2006, when it drew ... Read More

HBA Home Show Local News Coverage Recap

The HBA Home Show was all over the local news. Coverage included print outlets Springfield Business Journal, Springfield News-Leader, and Community Free Press; KTTS radio; and television news coverage on KOLR, KY3, and KSFX. Following is a sampling of some of the media coverage the Home Show received over the course of the week: KY3: ... Read More

HBA-Missouri Legislative Advocacy Weekly Update

This will be a busy week in the state capitol for issues related to the building industry. There are hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday regarding legislation to remove the sunset (set to expire on December 31, 2011) from the “mandatory offer” statute related to fire sprinklers. That is the statute which requires builders to offer ... Read More

HBA Meets with Deputy City Manager to improve development process

Members of the HBA’s Government Affairs Committee and members from the development community met recently with City of Springfield Deputy Manager Fred Marty regarding his charge to reengineer the development/redevelopment process for the city. Marty reviewed the Collabortive Community Development document with the group which outlines the proposed development philosophy. (Download CCD – see attached ... Read More