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Meet the HBA Parade Home Builders of 2019

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Parade of Homes June 21, 22 & 23 and 28, 29 & 30 This year, we have 11 beautiful homes entered into the Parade. Thank you to our builders who are showing a home (or homes), and thank you to our associate members for offering assistance and discounts to ... Read More

HBA Golf Tournament 2019 - Winners & Photos

It was a rainy day for the annual HBA Golf Tournament last Friday, but 68 golfers braved the weather and enjoyed a fun day on the golf course at Island Green Golf Club. The HBA would like to say thank you to all of our Members who participated.  We would also like to thank the Membership ... Read More

Current HBA Member Job Openings - Join the Group

Please sign up to post on the HBA Job Openings Facebook Group, SHARE and come back to visit from time to time.  If you know of anyone looking for employment, please tell them about this group. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/hbajobs Click "Join Group" below the cover image (please join as your company business page so job postings will display your company). Answer simple questions & wait for ... Read More

263,000 Jobs Added in April

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, while the unemployment rate declined to 3.6%. Residential construction employment increased by 600 in April, after the increase of 11,200 jobs in March. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) gained 33,000 jobs in April. According to the Employment Situation Summary for April, released by the Bureau ... Read More

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builder sentiment is at its highest level since October 2018 after declines in late 2018 due to higher interest rates and concerns over slower growth. ... Read More

EPA Announces Results of Lead Paint Enforcement Initiative

EPA Announces Results of Lead Paint Enforcement Initiative in New Hampshire and Maine In 2018, EPA conducted a targeted lead paint compliance initiative in coastal New Hampshire and Maine communities. EPA distributed outreach materials to renovation firms then completed 59 lead paint inspections, resulting in at least four enforcement action. EPA also saw an increase in firms ... Read More

20% Off Martin Logan Outdoor Speakers

Take your tunes outside without compromising the ambiance of your yard. Martin Logan produces speakers known for their superb audio quality and high value, but did you know they produce speakers that are perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings? This spring, why not pump up the jams in your garden, pool, or on the patio with Martin ... Read More

Gabris Landscaping is Hiring!

Gabris Landscaping is hiring $10-15/hr. 417-837-1578 Please contact Gabris Landscaping and not the HBA of Greater Springfield regarding this job opening. We need strong, able-bodied folks to help us keep up with the labor demands of a landscaping job. We currently have a management position available for a qualified candidate, but typically we prefer to train ... Read More

Spring Kitchen and Bath Sale at Southern Materials

Southern Materials is hosting a Spring Kitchen and Bath Sale now through May 31st. Stop by their conveniently located showroom to receive $100 off every $1000 spent with NO SPENDING LIMIT. This post brought to you by Southern Materials Company.

HBA Spring Fishing Tournament - Recap and Photos 2019

With sunny skies and warm temperatures, it was a perfect day for fishing last Friday at Stockton Lake! We had a total of 19 boats in the tournament, and most finished with some pretty great catches. Thank you to everyone who participated, and a huge congratulations to our winners! The Winners 1st Place AND Big Bass Winner: Joe ... Read More

Your HBA Turns 65 This Year!

HBA MEMBERS! Join us to celebrate 65 years on May 17th in front of Southern Materials from 4pm to 8pm. There will be Axe Throwing, Giant Inflatable Crocodile Slide, Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Inflatable Bowling, Burgers and more. PLEASE RSVP ASAP, so that we know how much food and drink to prepare. Click here for more ... Read More

Raising The Roof - Talk Radio Show

Listen to John Marion live Fridays at 2pm on KWTO 560 AM & 93.3 FM  or click here to listen to previous episodes at JohnMarionCustomHomes.com. John Marion, with John Marion Custom Homes, is the host of Raising The Roof where he talks "All About Home" with a variety of individuals and businesses in the home building industry ... Read More

Meet Heartwood Lumber's New Management Team on Customer Appreciation Day

Premier supplier of specialty lumber is under new leadership After 20 years, Heartwood Lumber, the Midwest’s supplier of specialty lumber at wholesale, mill-direct pricing, has introduced new ownership and executive management team with the recent addition of Jon Fife (Owner), Mackenzy Lurvey (VP, Operations), Stan Krempges (Dir., Business Development), and Gary Scott (General Manager). See ... Read More