Archive for 2012

Energy Star is Like a Good Chocolate Chip Recipe
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I seldom meet a chocolate chip cookie I do not like. Occasionally, I come across one that is to “die for.” You know what I am talking about, the ones that are so good they should be illegal – maybe not in Colorado or Washington, but I digress. You would think that all chocolate chip…

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New and Renewing Members for December, 2012
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Once a month we welcome new members and welcome back renewing members. Every one of the members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is greatly appreciated and can be found at iFINDAPRO.com (iFINDAPRO.com database updated weekly on Friday –  ask about adding keywords and video to your listing). Renewing Members: Alandsons Supply Co…

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Thursday Builder Breakfast – Hot Breakfast & Cool Tour
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It’s a Builder and Remodeler Gathering at Vesta Precast Accents! Mark your calendar now to join us on Thursday, November 29th for breakfast at Vesta Precast Accents. The doors will open at 6:30am for tours and breakfast will be served at 7:30am. RSVP Today! Vesta Precast is located at 201 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield.…

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City of Republic Requires Proof of Sprinkler Offer
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As area jurisdictions adopt the 2012 International Residential Codes, they must comply with state law prohibiting inclusion of the code’s residential fire sprinkler mandate. Missouri Senate Bill 108, which passed in 2011, extended the prohibition of mandatory residential fire sprinklers through 2019 and also continues to require builders of one- and two-family dwellings to offer…

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Happy Thanksgiving from the HBA Staff
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The staff of the HBA of Greater Springfield would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. As we prepare for the holiday season we want to stop and simply say “thank you” to all the members and for all that you do. Without strong members like you, this organization would not continue to thrive. Although…

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How Will the Window Fall Protection Code Change Affect You?
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Learn all about the window fall protection code change on Tuesday, November 27th at Meek’s Design Center. Learn who is affected by the code change and what the code change actually means. This is your opportunity to learn how this code change will affect the work you do. Jim Erbes (Windsor Windows), Jeremy Kessler (Andersen…

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CEO Blog: So Thankful for our Dear HBA Friends
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Matt Morrow

Dear Friends, Rachael and I have been saying “good-bye” to friends for a little over a month now, and that part isn’t getting any easier. Last night, we were blessed with a privilege that very few people are afforded: an evening with friends, designed by friends, for the sole purpose of heaping kindness on us…

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Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Continues to Improve
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Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes showed significant improvement in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The index more than tripled year over year from a level…

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Remodeling Market on the Climb – Returns to 2005 Levels
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The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) climbed to 50 in the third quarter of 2012, up from 45 in the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Released today, the RMI is at its highest point since the third quarter of 2005, tracking the positive trends recently seen in the rest of…

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Last Chance RSVP – Matt’s Farewell Party November 13th
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Come join a fun farewell dinner in Matt’s honor on November 13 as he prepares to head down South to lead the HBA of Birmingham, Alabama. We will start the goodbye ceremonies by duct taping Matt to the wall and pelting him with rotten eggs and tomatoes. Not really… although that would be fun for…

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Greene County Posts Public Hearings for 2012 Code Adoption
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Throughout 2012, your Regulatory Advocacy Committee has been meeting with code officials throughout the region regarding adoption of the 2012 International Residential Code. One of our top priorities has been discussion regarding the cost effectiveness of the new energy chapter requirements of the 2012 IRC. Many jurisdictions have been very responsive to amending out the…

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