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Salute to Construction & Design Kicks Off at JQH Arena

Elected officials and other dignitaries from the southwest Missouri area will be on hand Tues., Oct. 28, to salute the local construction and design industries and to officially kick-off more than a week of programs and festivities highlighting the contributions of this industry to the community and local economy. The proclamation ceremony and press conference ... Read More

KY3: National Construction Slowdown Affects Local Jobs

KY3's Linda Russell reports that the nationwide slowdown in construction has led to job losses. Locally, construction is faring better, but we are not immune to the effects of national economic trends. HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow was among those interviewed for the story. You can watch the story below, or by clicking here.

KY3 Ozarks Today: Live from the HBA Home Remodeling Expo!

KY3's Abby Wuellner broadcast live from the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Saturday morning for the debut of the station's Saturday Ozarks Today show. It is the site of the HBA Home Remodeling Expo, continuing Saturday and Sunday at the Fairgrounds E*Plex. Four segments were broadcast live during the one-hour show. This summary includes all four live ... Read More

Springfield News Leader Covers Home Remodeling Expo on Front Page

The Springfield News-Leader's Didi Tang reported on the HBA Home Remodeling Expo in an article that appeared on the paper's front page Saturday (October 18). Springfield News-Leader October 18, 2008 'Market is still out there' for home improvements Didi Tang News-Leader Local construction of new homes has taken a hit from the sluggish housing market, ... Read More

HBA Home Remodeling Expo Opens Friday

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield will open its annual Home Remodeling Expo on Friday, October 17. The Show will be open Friday (1pm to 7pm), Saturday (10am to 7pm), and Sunday (11am to 5pm) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex (West and Center Halls). Admission is $4 for adults. Children aged 12 and ... Read More

HBA Home Remodeling Expo Booths Sold Out!

The 2008 HBA Home Remodeling Expo is scheduled for Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19 in the E*Plex at the Missouri Entertainment and Event Center (Ozark Empire Fairgrounds). For the second time in its nine-year history, the HBA’s Home Remodeling Expo’s booth space sold out nearly a month before the show. There are 137 ... Read More

HBA Home Remodeling Expo One Week Away

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield will open its annual Home Remodeling Expo on Friday, October 17. The Show will be open Friday (1pm to 7pm), Saturday (10am to 7pm), and Sunday (11am to 5pm) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex (West and Center Halls).  Admission is $4 for adults. Children aged 12 and ... Read More

Springfield News-Leader: Foreclosures Affecting Local Housing Market

Thursday 's Springfield News Leader (October 9) featured an article on foreclosure rates in the local area, and the impact those foreclosures are having on the housing market and residential construction. HBA of Greater Springfield Executive Officer Matt Morrow and Greater Springfield Board of Realtors President Doug Andrews both were interviewed in the article below.  ... Read More

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Signed By President

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was given final approval by the House today, 263 to 171 vote, and signed into law by President Bush. Some of the changes in this legislation, of particular interest to the residential construction industry, from the original version which failed earlier in the week include:-FDIC Insurance: the bill ... Read More

SBJ: HBA's Morrow Among Panelists at Annual Economic Outlook Conference

This week's edition of the Springfield Business Journal offered extensive coverage of the Springfield Business & Development Corporation's annual Economic Outlook Conference. Rebecca Ryan was the keynote speaker. Panel discussions also were featured on "sustainability and green building" and "the local real estate market." HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow was among the panelists on the ... Read More

KY3: Mandated Residential Fire Sprinklers Impact Affordability

On tonight's (September 23, 2008) KY3 10pm News, Contact KY3's Cara Restelli reported on the International Code Council's recent move to mandate fire sprinkler systems in new homes as a part of the building code. HBA of Greater Springfield President-Elect Rusty MacLachlan outlines the impact the decision will have on the American Dream of Homeownership. ... Read More