Two Scholarship-Eligible Designation Courses Offered Locally THIS WEEK!

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield  represents the highest professional standard in the residential construction and remodeling industries. Through the HBA and and HBA Professional Designations Presenting Sponsor Herrman Lumber, industry professionals can earn a variety of National Association of Home Builders Professional Designations. Thanks to generous scholarship support from the HBA Charitable Foundation,…

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Herrman Lumber Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of HBA Professional Designations

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield announced this week that Herrman Lumber Company has signed on as the official presenting sponsor for the HBA’s Professional Designation Courses for 2011. As the official professional designation partner of the HBA of Greater Springfield, Herrman will share a high profile presence with the HBA at all locally-hosted…

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Last Chance for $150 BAR-PREP Scholarship is this FRIDAY!

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield Charitable Foundation recently established an unprecedented scholarship fund for HBA members who seek to pursue professional designations by taking NAHB University of Housing courses locally during 2011 and 2012. The HBA’s Professional Designations program also is made possible in part by the support of Herrman Lumber Company, the…

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Get $150 Scholarship toward BAR or PREP Exams on April 15

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield Charitable Foundation recently established an unprecedented scholarship fund for HBA members who seek to pursue professional designations by taking NAHB University of Housing courses locally during 2011 and 2012. For those seeking to achieve Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) or Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designations, the first necessary step…

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HBACF Scholarships Pay 50% to 75% of Member Education in April & May

The Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation recently authorized $31,000 in financial aid for HBA Members who pursue professional designations between now and the end of 2012. That will fund approximately 295 scholarships of 50% tuition for members who take designation courses locally in 2011 and 2012.  A number of HBA members took advantage of the first…

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NAHB – Sales & Marketing Course

Description:             Build it and they will buy, product-driven builders tell themselves. However, customers may have their own ideas. If you follow the steps to find the right niche for your company, you’ll be well rewarded. Covering four essential topics, this course will help you turn your business into a profitable, market-driven enterprise. As a…

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NAHB Scheduling Course

Description:             The ability to plan a project—to estimate both the cost and the time to complete it—is vital to your success. Proper use of scheduling will increase efficiency, team satisfaction, client satisfaction and profitability. Similarly, vendors, trade contractors and employees prefer to deal with an organized, well-managed company for one simple reason—it’s more profitable.…

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NAHB Customer Service Course

Description:             Make your business grow by keeping your clients happy during and after the sale. This course teaches you how to manage every phase of customer interaction from the initial contact through construction, the warranty period, and beyond. Keep your customers satisfied with planning, execution and follow-up of your projects and they’ll be spreading…

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NAHB – Construction Contracts & Law Course

Description:          Protect your business against legal problems with well-written contracts. Many construction or remodeling companies are too small to hire full-time legal staff so it’s important to understand basic contract law. This course provides a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations, provide for resolution of disputes, and minimize the…

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NAHB – Project Management Course

Description:             Develop the skills you need for successful on or off-site production operations management. This hands-on course covers the three phases of a successful venture: planning, implementation and evaluation. Owners, project managers, superintendents, sales managers and anyone involved in the pre-construction and construction process will benefit from this introductory course. As a graduate of…

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NAHB Course-Basics of Building

Description:             Become a better industry partner by learning about the residential construction process from the builder/remodeler’s point of view. Associate members, builder/remodeler company staff, REALTOR®s and others will learn what it takes to build or remodel a home. With that knowledge, you will be able to see how your own interests, requirements and processes…

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HBACF Authorizes 295 Scholarships for HBA Members in 2011-2012

The Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation Board of Directors announced this week an unprecedented HBA Member Assistance program designed to incentivize and underwrite the immediate professional development efforts of HBA Members. With its newly launched “HBACF Member Scholarship Fund” the foundation will disburse $31,000 over a two-year period, directly to HBA of Greater Springfield members in the…

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NAHBgreen.com Overhauled: New Tools for Consumers & Professionals

Comprehensive green building information is available at NAHB’s revised www.NAHBGreen.com website. The newly redesigned website combines the educational resources of NAHB with information about the NAHB Research Center’s green building certification program. The most updated information about green building techniques, educational programs, best practices and the National Green Building Standard can be found at www.NAHBGreen.com. “NAHBGreen is…

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Local HBA & Habitat Partner to Build Green

At a time when the economy is suffering, members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield are stepping up more than ever to help Habitat Springfield eliminate poverty housing. The HBA of Greater Springfield officially announced this week that it has reached an agreement to build two certified green homes for Habitat for Humanity of…

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