Joe Combs Joins Stoneridge Flooring Design

Joe Combs Joins Stoneridge Flooring Design Stoneridge Flooring Design recently announced the addition of Joe Combs as an Outside Sales representative in Branson West. In his new role, Combs will work with residential and commercial accounts. Combs’ previous experience includes time as Marketing Manager for UnderCover Truck Bed Covers as well as the Community Olympic ... Read More

Employer Alert - New I-9 Form

Because it wants to reduce errors and make it easier to complete the forms on a computer, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and all employers are now required to use it. Among the changes in the new I-9 form, Section 1 asks ... Read More

Lumber Prices Rising to Start 2017

The price of lumber, from framing to structural panels, has increased in recent weeks with some prices rising more than 30%. Softwood lumber prices have been relatively steady since 2014.  During this period, the largest one-week price increase of framing lumber (+6.8%), as measured by the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Index, occurred in the ... Read More

How Much Do Residential Remodelers Earn in a Year?

So, on average how much do you think remodelers earn in a year? Findings from the recently released Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business Study: 2017 Edition show that the net profit margin for the typical residential remodeler increased to 5.3% in 2015, up from 3.0% in 2011. Combining all sources, remodelers reported an average $1.8 ... Read More

Mortgage Rates January 2017

Results from a survey administered by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) indicate that mortgage rates rose in January 2017*. Over the month, contract rates on mortgages used to purchase single-family newly constructed homes increased by 24 basis points to 4.02 percent. Although the monthly change reported by FHFA contrasted with a report by Freddie ... Read More

BUILD MY FUTURE - Home Builders NEED Skilled Workers

Did you know that it takes an average of 22 different subcontractors to build a home? READ THIS ARTICLE IN THE 2017 HBA EVENT MAGAZINE Indeed, home builders rely on a number of highly trained workers to get the job done right. This includes dozens of skilled artisans and professionals, including carpenters, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians, ... Read More

Motivated and Skilled Lead Carpenter Needed

HA Construction Design is looking for a motivated and skilled Lead Carpenter to join their team Skilled Lead Carpenter Needed! Must have knowledge of residential construction and remodeling trades, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials. Pay range is $18 (based on experience), call to schedule your application time at (417) 725-8877.

Good Reviews of 1st Builder Round Table

 HBA Builders and Remodelers met earlier this week in this year's first Builder Round Table (click here for new Builder Member Policy). President John Marion led the discussion focused on builder education, challenges in the field and how to improve the industry. Travis Miller, with Miller Engineering, added a brief educational presentation that was well ... Read More

Renner Supply Extends Military and Senior Discount

Renner Supply is extending their Military and Senior Discount of 10% off any Steel Garage Door. Additionally, service and repair has been added to the discount offerings. With over 60 years of experience in garage door sales, service and installation, Renner Supply understands the importance of owning quality overhead doors and offers the best quality ... Read More

Meet 7 Springfield Power Couples!

Murney Associates Realtors thought they'd introduce you to some of Springfield's most active and influential couples. Below are 6 of the 7 Springfield Power Couples. To see all seven plus how they met and relationship advice they have, click here for the Facebook Post or here for the blog post. Below are 6 of the 7 Springfield Power ... Read More