Archive for 2011

HBA-Built Habitat Homes at Builders’ Circle to be Dedicated Thursday

The official dedication ceremony for the two HBA-built Habitat for Humanity homes in the Builders’ Circle subdivision will be held on Thursday, December 22, at 4:30pm at the site of the homes. HBA members are encouraged to attend the dedication, where the families who will move into the homes will be on hand, and the…

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Builders’ Circle Blog: Do People Dream in Color?

It is an old question, but it seems Yahoo has figured it out. In a 2012 Yahoo study it was discovered that Americans today dream of a “Green” home. They found that 81% of Americans want to own a home and 50% of them want it to be “Green.” The second favorite “dream” was a…

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CEO Blog: Build With Christmas Inspiration

Matt Morrow

It was my eleventh opportunity to be blessed by spending an evening with HBA members and friends at the association’s annual Christmas party and banquet. Each year is special in its own way, and I’m always so touched by the bonds and friendships that form, and by our chance annually to share in each other’s…

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Past HBA President Russel Caldwell, 56, Dies of Pancreatitis Complications

Russel Anthony Caldwell, past-president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield and the founding principal of Caldwell Construction Inc., died Dec. 10 in his home due to complications from pancreatitis. He was 56. A visitation was scheduled 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15 at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, 1947 E. Seminole St., with funeral services held at…

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HBA Christmas Party & Annual Banquet December 13

Make plans now to spend a fun year-end evening with fellow HBA members and friends at the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield’s 2011 Christmas Party & Annual Banquet! The event will be held on Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 pm in a new south Springfield venue, The Hilton Garden Inn (4155 S Nature Center…

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Attention Builders and Remodelers: Submit Your Opinion on Licensing!

At the HBA’s recent builder breakfast, builder and remodeler members were invited to discuss both the concept of local residential contractor licensing as well as actual models for local licensing from other Missouri communities. As the HBA Government Affairs committee has worked to strengthen consistent enforcement of Missouri’s existing workers’ compensation coverage law related to…

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Housing News Quarterly – Winter 2011 Edition

The Winter 2011 Issue of Housing News Quarterly is now available online and arrived last week in mailboxes – and in the hands of HBA of Greater Springfield members. If you’re more the “paperless” type, view it right here, online! The Housing News Quarterly is mailed four times a year. Recently honored with the National Association of Home…

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Builders Circle Blog: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

We all have things we would rather not think about. Three that come to mind are taxes, dental appointments, and Crawl Spaces. Even though we may not like to think about any of these, the last two are definitely in the “do not like to go there” category. Are you surprised to find Crawl Space…

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Home Show Set Up

All vendors need to be finished today by 2PM so the facility can be cleaned prior to the Pre-party at 7PM. For more info check our website: www.springfieldhba.com  

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