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Why is R-22 Refrigerant so Expensive Now?

Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances U.S. government has placed restrictions on how much refrigerant can be produced and by 2020 will no longer be produced. As the amount of R-22 refrigerant that's available dwindles down, the cost of the refrigerant begins to skyrocket. So what should I do? If you have replaced or upgraded your system ... Read More

Vote YES on 4 - Taxpayer Protection

Vote YES for Taxpayer Protection (Amendment 4) Election season is here! I know – it’s such an obvious statement. All you have to do is turn on your tv, check an online news site or listen to the radio  to learn that political ads are everywhere. Along with all of the important races that will ... Read More

More than 800 Smoke Alarms to be Donated - Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is just around the corner! The HBA Charitable Foundation has partnered with the HBA, Metro Appliances & More, Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice, Krueger Geothermal Systems and Quality Masonry to donate more than 800 dual ionization smoke alarms with batteries. In a special ceremony at 1:30pm on Tuesday, September 27th at Nixa ... Read More

How To Protect Your Home From A Tornado - Debi Murray

How To Protect Your Home From a Tornado With the 5th anniversary of the tragic Joplin tornado just passing and the storms sweeping through North central Kansas, we started thinking about ways Ozarkers could protect their homes and themselves if a tornado should occur this summer.  According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, May ... Read More

Tips on Finding & Hiring Your Builder or Remodeler

Checklist for finding and hiring a home builder or remodeler: Make sure the builder or home remodeler has a permanent business location. Find out how long they have been in the building business. It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. You want to make sure they will be around after the construction ... Read More

How Will the Window Fall Protection Code Change Affect You?

Learn all about the window fall protection code change on Tuesday, November 27th at Meek’s Design Center. Learn who is affected by the code change and what the code change actually means. This is your opportunity to learn how this code change will affect the work you do. Jim Erbes (Windsor Windows), Jeremy Kessler (Andersen ... Read More

Do You "Like" HBA? Check out the All-New HBA Facebook Page

To better serve members, the HBA of Greater Springfield has completely overhauled re-launched its official facebook page. The HBA's enhanced presence on the massively popular social media platform officially launches today (September 10). The HBA's new and improved facebook page has received a massive overhaul leading up to today's re-launch. Facebook is a rapidly-evolving medium that ... Read More

ProtectHomeownership.com Launched to Enlist Public in Homeownership Defense

With numerous legislative and regulatory proposals taking aim at the American Dream of homeownership and federal elections just around the corner this November, NAHB is seeking to harness the public's well-documented support for this worthy cause through our newly launched website at ProtectHomeownership.com. This consumer-oriented website alerts readers to the numerous threats to homeownership, including ... Read More

Builders' Circle Blog: Can You Hear Me Now?

Remember those old “tin can” phones connected with a string that we all played with as kids? “Can you hear me now” was always the question and the answer was seldom related to that question. Communication was mostly noise, and we all pretended that we understood. It’s a lot like “green” conversations that we hear ... Read More

HBA Partners with BBB to Strengthen & Streamline Membership Requirements

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield announced today that it has updated its list of qualifications required for companies that wish to join the southwest Missouri professional trade association of builders, remodelers and associates. The HBA of Greater Springfield is working in cooperation with the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri to ensure that ... Read More

Second New Video from MO Work Comp Division Features Springfield HBA

The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Division of Workers Compensation released a new video this week - "Overview of Work Comp." The video features interview segments with HBA of Greater Springfield CEO Matt Morrow, and provides a concise description of what Missouri Workers Compensation law requires of businesses that operate in the construction ... Read More

KY3: Does Your Contractor Carry Workers Comp Insurance? You Need to Know!

On Wednesday, March 28, Contact KY3's Jay Scherder highlighted the need for consumers to do their homework when hiring a contractor. In Missouri, construction businesses are generally required to carry workers compensation insurance for the protection of employees, businesses, and consumers.  Active and current workers compensation insurance is a requirement for membership in the Home Builders ... Read More