Archive for 2019

Two HBA Women Who Mean Business

Did you know that two HBA members were recently honored as “Women Who Mean Business” by Biz 417 ? Biz 417 annually honors a select group of businesswomen, in southwest Missouri, that are outstanding in their field. Angela Smith ADsmith Marketing & Advertising Biz 417 Article about Angela Shelley Wehner Cabinet Concepts by Design Biz 417…

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Who Will Be Your Next Employee?

The construction industry is facing a serious workforce development issue. It’s hard to find new employees and many existing employees are older and starting to think about retirement. What can you do to make a difference? PARTICIPATE IN: (1) Build My Future (2) Summer Job Fair at Kickapoo High School. (1) Build My Future is…

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Your Company Info Annual Checkup – Simple Survey

It’s time for you ANNUAL CHECK-UP on HBAHomePros.com PLEASE take a moment and fill out a short checkup survey so that we know that your information will be printed correctly in our annual HBA Membership Directory and displayed properly online at HBAHomePros.com. In addition, sign up to advertise in the HBA Membership Directory and help…

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Corn Madness Brackets – March 19, 2019 – See Brackets

FamilySAFE Storm Shelters and Saferooms will once again be hosting the HBA CORN MADNESS EVENT on March 19th at 5:30pm (5:20 if you are one of the first teams playing – CLICK TO SEE BRACKET). WE HAVE EXPANDED THE TOURNAMENT TO A 48 TEAM BRACKET!!! Due to popular demand, we will now have 50 teams in the tournament with…

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Homes Built in Nonmetropolitan America

Of the 848,000 single-family homes started in the U.S. in 2017, roughly 79,000 were nonmetropolitan—that is, they were built outside one of the officially-defined metropolitan areas—as reported in a recent NAHB study,  At 79,000, nonmetropolitan single-family starts were up 40 percent from the trough in 2011, compared to a 97 percent for single-family starts overall. The NAHB…

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Build My Future UPDATE

Build My Future

April 17 is the day. There are more than 2,500 high school students registered to participate in the third annual “Build My Future” construction career day. More than 2,500 students have the opportunity to explore what their future could look like in the construction industry! The HBA of Greater Springfield is proud to be part…

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Sneak Peek of Metro Appliance & More Complete Makeover

Metro Appliances & More has completed a makeover of their live demonstration kitchen ‘The Metro Experience’.  This photo is a sneak peek at a part of the room and it includes a residential pizza oven!  Stop by the showroom and tour the gorgeous new room as well as other new displays around the store. This…

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Synergy Executive – $3 Million Upscale Rehab Center for Men

Ozark’s upscale, privately-owned drug and alcohol rehab center for men was built by HBA Home Pro – Weber Homes & Land. A great amount of structural steel and engineering went into this 10-bed facility located at 2608 Smyrna Road in Ozark, Missouri. This beautiful center was placed on a 37-acre piece of property purchased by…

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New and Renewing Members – February 2019

HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS UPDATE • See How Many Points Your Company Has – View this spreadsheet for the most current points for your company as well as other HBA members. This google spreadsheet will be updated monthly. Running behind for February, 2019. • Participation Point System Playbook – Summary of the point system including how to acquire points…

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Sponsor The HBA 2019 Golf Tournament

Are you interested in getting great exposure for your company at a well attended event? Sign up now to be a Longest Drive Sponsor or a Hole Sponsor at the 2019 HBA Golf Tournament! With the Longest Drive sponsorship, your company will have a sign displayed at the hole, be listed on the entry form…

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Home Show Parking Update

The HBA recently was notified that the parking garage has reconsidered the fee they charge for event parking. The fee for the 2019 Remodeling EXPO and the 2020 Home Show will be $10 (instead of $15 or $20). Thank you to everyone that took the time to call the management company that handles the parking…

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Struggling with Springfield’s eCity Permitting & Inspection System?

Are you struggling with Springfield’s new eCity permitting & inspection system? Have you successfully set up a login, but can’t seem to get past that? Now is your opportunity to sign up for a FREE seminar that promises to take the mystery and challenge out of navigating Springfield’s new software system. This seminar is being…

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Student Loans Crowding Out Home Purchases

Student and auto loans have historically dominated non-mortgage, non-revolving credit, as seen in the Federal Reserve’s G.19 Consumer Credit report. As of the third quarter of 2018, student loan debt totaled $1.6 trillion.  As student-loan debt has historically made up the majority of non-mortgage, non-revolving credit, homeownership is the opportunity cost for its accumulation. In January 2019,…

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HBA Fishing & Golf Tournaments – Make Plans

FISHING TOURNAMENT The HBA has so many fun membership events coming up! Join us for the Spring Fishing Tournament at Stockton Lake, Old State Park on Friday, April 12th from 7am – 3pm. Entry fees are $75 per boat and are due to the HBA office by April 5. Click here to download the registration form…

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Characteristics of Recent Home Buyers

A total of 8.8 million households bought homes in the two years preceding the release of the 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS).  For its February Special Study, the National Association of Home Builders used the 2017 AHS to analyze trends among recent home buyers. The AHS is a nationally representative survey of residential structures in the…

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