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Smoke Alarm Donation 2019

Fire Safety Smoke Alarm Donation

Smoke Alarms will be given away to local fire departments on October 1st. This is a collaborative effort between the HBACF, Meek’s, Murney Associates Realtors, Krueger Geothermal Systems and the fire departments. Smoke alarms are provided to local fire departments where they then install into homes in need of alarms. More information coming soon! Tuesday,…

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Scott Bracy Fighting ALS – Walk & Help!

Scott Bracy ALS Walk

On May 24, 2019, former HBA Board Member Scott Bracy’s world was changed forever. He was officially diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease), a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. ALS can strike anyone and presently there i no known cause…

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HBA Member Discount – OnMedia TV Advertising

Turn on Your Advertising Muscle with OnMedia’s TV Advertising. The average homeowner watches 30+ hours of TV a week and 41.6% spend 10+ hours online! OnMedia can help you influence the home improver’s decision along their path to purchase. Reach your target customer, any screen, anytime. Current HBA Members get a rate price discount on…

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Remodeling EXPO 2019-Registration Open to Everyone!

Register Registration for the 2019 Remodeling EXPO September 20-22 at the Springfield EXPO Center is open to all HBA Members and nonmembers. Market face-to-face in front of a new audience, generate leads, and create lasting impressions by participating in the EXPO. There is limited space available, so reserve your spot now! Booths are only considered…

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Upcoming US65 Improvements & Closures

In August, MoDOT, via its contractor, Emery Sapp and Sons, Inc. will begin the last of three phases of rebuilding the original concrete pavement on US65 through Springfield.  This phase will involve staged, segmental closures of US65 from Sunshine to James River Freeway, and, of course, will cause considerable inconvenience.  We encourage you to visit…

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Photos & Winners – HBACF Bowl-O-Rama 2019

HBA Members of all ages came out to Enterprise Park Lanes Tuesday, June 18, for the HBA Charitable Foundation Bowling Event! We had some awesome (and some not so awesome) bowlers show up for the event. See photos below! Let us know if you would like to see some of the video or if photos are all you need.…

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2019 Parade of Homes was a HIT with a Few Anomolies

The 2019 HBA Parade of Homes was a success with near record attendance and a few anomalies. Where else can you have an open house that attracts a minimum of 500 and maximum of 1,921 visitors over two weekends? The Visual Comparisons below displays how the High, Medium and Low price point homes were visited…

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HBA Emerging Leaders – Plan for the Future

Connect • Engage • Lead Mission The HBA of Greater Springfield is starting a committee of emerging leaders. The mission of this committee is to create a plan for the future of the association by merging young or developing professionals into the construction industry as well as preparing them for leadership roles. The committee will…

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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…

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HBA Golf Tournament 2019 – Winners & Photos

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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