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COVID-19 Construction Job Site Practices – Flatten Coronavirus

COVID-19 Construction Job Site Practices - Flatten Coronavirus

Basic Infection Prevention Measures New announcements concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue coming at a quick pace. We want to make sure you are aware of the following: St. Louis and Kansas City have issued “stay-at-home orders” that are either in effect or go into effect soon. Fortunately, your local HBA and HBA Missouri have been working…

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Greene County Presiding Commissioner Candidate Bob Dixon

The HBA Political & Legislative Advocacy committee routinely meets with and interviews political candidates. This month, they met with Bob Dixon, candidate for Greene County Presiding Commissioner. Next month, the committee plans to meet with Bob Cirtin.  

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NEW Opportunities for Workforce Development

The HBA is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Holland Elementary during the 2018/2019 school year to promote construction career opportunities. A group of HBA members (and MSU construction and interior design students) will meet monthly with 3rd through 5th graders to complete small projects while exploring construction career opportunities. How can…

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Education for HBA Members – May 2018

It’s time to RSVP for HBA Education in May! We have three different topics scheduled this month ranging from how title requirements have changed in new construction to managing people to installation tips for windows and doors – there’s something for everyone! Call 417-881-3711 or email today to reserve your spot. – BUILDERS! – These…

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Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

By Jason Bekebrede President, HBA of Greater Springfield For home owners, warmer weather means it’s time to get organized and tackle your spring home maintenance jobs early so you – and your home – can enjoy the change of seasons with minimal stress.  It can be daunting to take on a long list of chores…

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Blue Book Monthly – June 4 – Murney Associates Realtors

Blue Book Monthly: May 2016 June 4, 2016 The market is on fire right now!  Prices have maintained a steady rise over the past six months, and interest rates have stayed low.  It is such a great time to buy or sell a home in the Ozarks!  In nearly every metric measured in our monthly…

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(In)stability in Special Trade Employment

NAHB tabulations of employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that nearly 1.4 million specialty trade (or subcontractor) employees left the industry from 2006 to 2011. In spite of the significant drop in the number of specialty trade employees observed in the BLS data on companies, annual statistics for specialty trade nonemployer…

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Update from HBA President Brett Godfrey

Ken Thrasher has submitted his resignation as the EO of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield. “We wish Ken and his family the very best as they begin a new journey in their lives,” said Brett Godfrey, President of the HBA Board of Directors. “Over the last year, the HBA has incrementally developed a…

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CEO Blog: So Thankful for our Dear HBA Friends

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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Morrow Resigns from HBA of Greater Springfield; New CEO Search Underway

Matt Morrow

Matt Morrow, CEO of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield since January 2001, has resigned his position with the local association to accept an offer to serve as Executive Vice President of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders in Birmingham, Alabama. Morrow shared his decision and submitted his resignation at the October 9…

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Morrow Elected Secretary of NAHB Executive Officers Council

Matt Morrow

Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield CEO Matt Morrow was elected by his peers Friday to serve in the office of Secretary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Executive Officers Council (EOC). Annual election of EOC senior officers took place as a part of the NAHB Association Leadership Institute held last week in…

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Builders’ Circle Blog: How Green is Greene?

Greene County has been “green” for years.  My Grandmother decades ago told me things like, “take care of the land and it will take care of you. Waste not, want not.”  And of course, “Turn off the light when you ain’t using it.”  Yes, she said “ain’t” and she also had no “i-de” she was…

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Summer Swarms are Coming – Guard Your Home from Bug Invasion

NOTE: This post is re-printed with permission from the HA Construction Design Blog. The ants filed in many a window sill the last few weeks: creeping into sinks of dirty dishes, making their way across counter tops, and marching in the creases of pantries. You may have also noticed a few more cellar spiders this…

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Builders’ Circle Blog: The Sound of Green is Free

You have to love words that don’t go together, words like “sound”, “green” and “free”. Placed in a sentence as in this title, they don’t appear to make sense. The confusion is that you first have to know what the sound of green is to understand why it is free. If you are thinking “green”…

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