Kevin Clingan is 2008 HBA Builder Member of the Year

Kevin Clingan, Kevin Clingan Home Design and Construction, is the 2008 Builder Member of the Year. “It’s an honor to receive this award from your peers and Kevin has the exclusive distinction of being selected for this award twice,” said Matt Morrow, HBA Executive Officer. “Kevin’s leadership has anchored a shifting local residential construction industry. ... Read More

Morrow Receives Executive Officer of the Year Award at Annual National Gala Honoring HBAs

HBA of Greater Springfield also Honored with Record Five Association Excellence Awards at Ceremonies in Providence SPRINGFIELD – The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield announced today that Executive Officer Matt Morrow has been recognized as the top Executive Officer in the country by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Executive Officers Council (EOC). The ... Read More

National Honors for Your HBA

Today was another full day at the Executive Officers Seminar of NAHB in Providence, RI. Education sessions continued and I have pages of important and valuable notes from seminars today on Advanced Association Law and Data Collection & Member Needs Assessments. Charlyce received expert instruction in membership retention and meeting member needs. So much valuable ... Read More

Wednesday in Providence: Awards & Education

I’m just getting back in my hotel room after HBA Operations Manager Charlyce Ruth and I went to dinner with Crystal Harrington. Crystal is the Executive Officer at the HBA of Southwest Missouri (Joplin). Part of the value of this event is sharing information with peers, and I always enjoy getting together with Crystal.  Day ... Read More

First Time Home Buyers Eligible for $7500 Tax Credit

First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit at a Glance The tax credit is available for first-time home buyers only. -The maximum credit amount is $7,500. -The credit is available for homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009. -Single taxpayers with incomes up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up ... Read More

HBA Builders Council Meets Today: Input Requested

Attention all HBA Builder, Remodelor, and Developer members and trades: If you have noticed issues or challenges related to permitting, building, remodeling or developing in Greene County or the City of Springfield, your input is needed. In August, the HBA of Greater Springfield's Information & Education (I&E) committee will meet with building officials for Greene ... Read More

EO Blog: SBJ Economic Impact Awards Spotlight Local Successes

Tonight my wife, Rachael, and I attended the 9th annual Springfield Business Journal Economic Impact awards banquet. Joe Jenkins served as master of ceremonies, and Great Southern Bank's Brian Fogle gave the keynote remarks. Jim D. Morris received the Lifetime Achievement in Business award, and HBA members were well represented among the honorees in six ... Read More

HBA Board Endorses 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax Renewal

On August 5, Springfield voters will consider extending the City’s 1/8-cent transportation sales tax for another four years to continue making much-needed local road improvements. The HBA's Board of Directors voted to endorse the issue. Strong transportation infrastructure is critical for the continued growth and development of our region. Passage of this ballot measure would ... Read More

Missouri Governor Signs Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday Bill

Missouri Only the Fourth State to Enact Environmentally-Friendly Tax Holiday Legislation Also Contains Tax Credits for Energy Audits and Related Home Improvements Gov. Matt Blunt today enacted the state’s new Show-Me Green Tax Holiday for Energy-Star appliances making Missouri only the fourth state in the country to enact this environmentally-friendly tax holiday. The governor called ... Read More

KY3: 'Going Greene'

KY3's Abby Wuhlner reported tonight on Greene County's effort to promote green building. County officials are discussing plans at an open house at the recently completed Green Circle Development in Springfield. The HBA of Greater Springfield is the recognized industry authority on the subject of green building, and HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow was interviewed ... Read More

KSMU (91.1 FM) Reports on Local Green Building Efforts

KSMU's Missy Shelton reported July 1 on Green Building efforts in the Greater Springfield area. She intereviewed HBA Builders Brett Godfrey and Scott Kisling, as well as HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow on the subject. To listen to the radio news story, click here. Following is a partial transcript: July 1st, 2008  Going Green Series: ... Read More

Springfield Business Journal HBA Research Column

  Guest Column: Research data answers common housing questionsBy Matt Morrow - 6/16/2008Springfield Business Journal Staff In an uncertain housing market, perhaps the most common questions I hear are: “How’s the housing market?” and “What does the future hold?” Our residential construction market was a moving target in 2007. In 2008, new challenges (and opportunities) for area ... Read More

SBJ Parade of Homes Feature

This week's issue of Springfield Business Journal is its real estate special issue, with many features on the 2008 Parade of Homes, and several HBA members. Over the next few days, we will highlight these SBJ stories on this page. Today, read SBJ's take on the unprecedented variety in the 2008 HBA Parade. 2008 Parade ... Read More