Archive for 2011

Builders’ Circle Blog: Don’t duck in the attic!

Yes, I have the title right. I meant “duck” (as to move, to avoid). I know the title doesn’t seem to make sense because we do want to duck in the attic, don’t we? If you have ever hit your head in the attic, it was an accident, you were not thinking or paying attention,…

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New-Home Sales Rise for Third Consecutive Month in November

Sales of newly built, single-family homes edged up 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 315,000 units in November, according to newly released figures by the U.S. Commerce Department.  This marks the third consecutive monthly gain in new-home sales and the fastest pace of such activity since April. “With today’s report, we have…

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Merry Christmas! Families Cut Ribbon on Green-Built HBA/Habitat Homes

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield hosted a very special “Hammering for the Holidays” dedication ceremony on December 22 to celebrate the completion of three Green Certified, Energy Star rated homes. Two of these homes (sponsored by BancorpSouth with financing provided by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas) have been purchased by the Barnett and…

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Builders’ Circle Blog: Is that Santa Up on the Roof?

No Santa, no red suit, no “Ho, Ho Ho”…in fact there is almost no sound at all on this roof. The color up there is a yellowish brown and is the gift that keeps on giving year-round. What’s “up on the roof top”, you ask? It is open cell spray foam, found on the under-side…

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CU Proposes New Community Economic Development Rate Rider

Economic development is critical to the growth of communities. Even with the difficult economy, there are companies that are looking to expand and with that expansion come jobs. As a community resource, City Utilities shares the responsibility to help our community leaders bring those companies and jobs here. The Community Economic Development Rider targets major…

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January 2011 New & Renewing Members

New Members: Solid Surface Designs, Inc. Scott Adams 233 Lambeth Rd. Billings, MO 65610 417-258-2781 Sponsor: John Boyd ASSOCIATE: Countertop Manufacturer New Applications: PEP Waterproofing & Foundation Repair Lisa Luebbering 251 Storage Rd Eldon, MO 65026 573-392-1508 Sponsor: Julie Mercer ASSOCIATE: Basement Waterproofing Skywire Electrical Systems, LLC James Bartley 523 W. Greenwood Springfield, MO 65807…

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2011 Awards Announced – Farhlander is HBA Builder Member of the Year

Jeff Fahrlander

At its annual Christmas party and banquet, the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield announced its most prestigious honors of the year, including HBA Builder Member of the Year, Associate Companies of the Year, and Associate Individual of the Year. The banquet and award presentations were held on Tuesday, December 13 at the Hilton Garden…

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