The Green Home Guide: Connecting the Green Dots

Ever wonder how to make sense of all the "Green Building Buzz" you hear and read? How about a brief video primer? The Green Home Guide: Connecting the Green Dots is a brief but informative video that provides consumers and prospective home buyers with the most up-to-date, simple, and affordable strategies used to embrace a ... Read More

Rep. Wasson & Rep. Schoeller Facilitate Meeting with Division of Workers' Compensation

In 2009, HBA Government Affairs Chair Matt Bailey and the committee members have been researching and meeting with various elected officials and government agencies (including the state Attorney General's office) in regard to the issue of non-compliance with the workers' comp coverage requirement for companies in construction. The ultimate goal is to improve compliance with ... Read More

ADVOCACY: Extension/Expansion of Homebuyer Tax Credit

An Important Advocacy Update from NAHB Chairman Joe Robson I am writing to update you on the status of NAHB’s efforts to secure an extension and expansion of the first-time homebuyer tax credit (tax credit) and five-year carryback of Net Operating Losses (NOLs) established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This week ... Read More

HBACF Go Kart Races, Auction Set for November 17

The HBA Charitable Foundation is gearing up for the annual scholarship auction and Go Kart Races. Are you entered yet? The proceeds from this event provide scholarships and departmental grants to both the OTC and MSU construction programsand MSU’s interior design program. Currently, the HBACF provides seven scholarships as well as three grants. This year’s ... Read More

Salute to Construction Continues

The Proclamation Ceremony kicked of the Salute to Construction festivities on Tuesday, October 27 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The Salute is 25 years old! The Banquet takes place on Thursday, November 5. Tickets are available from the HBA -- act now because today (Monday, Nov. 2) they are $25 but as of ... Read More

HBA Construction Members Can Save 22% on Verizon Bills

Did you know that as a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, you could be entitled to substantial savings on your cellular telephone bills? If your business is primarily in the business of construction (generally builders, remodelors and subcontractors) and a current member of the HBA of Greater Springfield, you may be ... Read More

Membership News

HBA Member Springfield First Community Bank cut the ribbon on its new bank building on South Glenstone last week. In other news, there is one new member application for consideration next month: FARR BETTER PLUMBINGPlumbing ContractorTim FarrPO Box 480, Brookline MO 65619417.864.8703SPONSOR: Lindell Campbell There were also three new members approved in October: Sustainable Housing ... Read More

ADVOCACY: "Revive Housing, Restore America"

An Important Advocacy Message / Call to Action from NAHB Chairman Joe Robson: With members of Congress now taking a closer look at extending and possibly expanding the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit, NAHB is seeking to build on this momentum by running two separate ads this week targeted at Capitol Hill and the ... Read More

News-Leader: 'It's a good time to build'

On Monday, October 19, Springfield News-Leader reporter Cory de Vera had this report from the weekend HBA Home Remodeling Expo: 'It's a good time to build' Remodeling expo attracts fewer, but more serious patrons this year. For Battlefield residents Judy and Jerry O'Dell, the Home Builders Association Home Remodeling Expo was the place to be ... Read More

Connect with NAHB on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIN

There are lots of ways to stay connected with NAHB. Join NAHB on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to keep up with the latest industry information. NAHB is actively posting tweets and information to these popular social networking sites and looking looking for our members to join connect with. Not sure how to get started? Let ... Read More

SMCO Seminar: What's New in the 2009 "I" Codes?

The Southwest Missouri Code Officials chapter of the International Code Council is presenting an educational seminar on Thursday, October 22, entitled "What's New in the 2009 'I' Codes?" Chris Straw, the speaker, is a licensed Architect and has been Springfield’s Code Administrator for more than 5 years. He will be discussing the significant differences in ... Read More

Remodeling Expo Slideshow

If you missed the HBA of Greater Springfield's annual Home Remodeling Expo at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex over the weekend of October 16-18, here is your chance to see what all the fuss was about. Browse some of the exhibits and displays at SpringfieldHBA.com by navigating through this photo slideshow from the event.