Posts by Wahlquist

Classic Wood Floors Now Offers Engineered Hardwood or Vinyl Flooring

Classic Wood Floors offers engineered hardwood

Classic Wood Floors can now offer you engineered hardwood or vinyl flooring options that give you the beautiful look of hardwood, without all the upkeep. From the high-end look of Hallmark Engineered Wood Flooring to the realistic wood graining of Cali Vinyl Waterproof Flooring, and many more options – we have something for every home.…

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New HVAC Apprenticeship Program at Air Services & All Service Plumbing

Air Services & All Service Plumbing is excited to announce that they are now offering a certified HVAC registered apprenticeship program through the United States Department of Labor. This is a strict 3-year program that is overseen by the Department of Labor where apprentices will go through extensive classroom and field training.  Apprentices will have to…

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HBA Home Show Magazine 2020

HBA Event Magazine - Home Show Edition 2020

Your HBA Home Show Event Magazine 2020 (digital issue) is now available below and at HBAHomeShow.com. The physical publication will be available FREE at these locations after noon on January 20th, 2020: Metro Appliances & More – 3252 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO (ask about free tickets at Metro) The Carpet Shoppe – 1827 E…

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Top 5 Tips for Hiring a Builder or Remodeler

Are you among the growing number of home owners looking to hire a Home Professional for a building or remodeling project? Building your new home or renovating your existing home can be overwhelming but with the help of a Professional Home builder or remodeler the process can be smooth and memorable. Here are five tips…

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Selecting a Home Heating System

Selecting a Home Heating System - SS&B

There are 3 basic styles of operating features with forced air heating and air conditioning systems. These features themselves do not save money but rather improve indoor comfort. Typically the systems with the added features are more efficient but the efficiency is only part of the picture. Most of these features boil down to 3…

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TOP 5 Reason Why Millennials Should Enter the Housing Market Now!

Why Millennials Should Buy a Home Now

With the economy and housing market still recovering, some potential first-time home buyers may be hesitant to invest in a new home. Yet there are several reasons why now is a great time for Millennials and other first-time home buyers to start building their American Dream. 1) Interest rates are low.  Today’s historically low interest…

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Selecting a Home Heating System

There are 3 basic styles of operating features with forced air heating and air conditioning systems. These features themselves do not save money but rather improve indoor comfort. Typically the systems with the added features are more efficient but the efficiency is only part of the picture. Most of these features boil down to 3…

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Welcome to 2020 – HBA Update

Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield

It’s hard to believe that Home Show is only 22 days from today – are you ready? HBA Home Show 2020 We still have a few booths available and we are looking for volunteers to help with ticket selling, the information desk, driving the vendor shuttle and the Kid Pro Zone area. Please contact Hannah…

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Home Show – Things To Know!

It’s Home Show month! We are excitedly preparing for the 2020 HBA Home Show and making sure that all details are worked out. Below we listed helpful information regarding the Home Show! Signing up for a booth If you have not registered for a Home Show booth and would like to – now is the…

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Promote the Home Show – Graphics for Social & Web

The 2020 HBA Home Show is just around the corner and we need you and your connections to help promoting this event! ADsmith Marketing & Advertising and your HBA have teamed up to create a great marketing plan for the 2020 HBA Home Show. But YOU can help drive up attendance and awareness by posting…

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Reach Your Consumers – FREE Post in the HBA Info-Letter

Many of you are familiar with the HBA Info-Letter that we send out quarterly to our database of consumers, but there are many more that are not taking advantage of this FREE and simple post. What & When Is It? The HBA Info-Letter is a quarterly email newsletter is sent out to help promote HBA…

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Millennial Buyers’ Willingness to Pay for Green Features

Millennials Willing to Pay for Green in 2020?

Results from NAHB’s report, What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition), show that Millennials want an environment-friendly home, but few are willing to pay more for it for that reason alone. They are, however, willing to pay for certain green features, such as those that provide energy efficiency and cost saving benefits over time. When asked…

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Builders’ and Remodelers’ Use of Technology in 2019

According to a recent NAHB study, although use of some factory-produced components like trusses has become widespread, the newer and more innovative types of construction technology, such as 3D printing and robots, have so far penetrated the residential market only to a very limited extent.  This is true for both single-family builders and residential remodelers. Data…

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Number of Bathrooms in New Homes

The Census Bureau’s latest Survey of Construction (SOC) shows changes in the number and shares of bathrooms and half-bathrooms of single-family homes started in the United States in 2018. The latest year’s data show that 3% of new single-family homes started had one bathroom or less, 64% had 2 bathrooms, 26% had 3 bathrooms, and…

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New and Renewing Members – December 2019

Why HBA Membership Participation Points Matter… Expand YOUR HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS 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. Participation Point System Playbook – Summary of the point system including how to…

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