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Help Promote Your 2019 HBA Parade of Homes

Below are digital banners and TV commercials to help promote this year's 11 Home Parade of Homes. Check back after June 17th to see if anything new has been added. Watch for posts on social media like – Parade Builder Videos, Photos and Information about each home. Use these hashtag (#HBAPH19 • #HBASuperFan • #HBAHomePros) ... Read More

Bowling Tournament 2019 - HBA Charitable Foundation

It’s time to sign up for the HBA Charitable Foundation Bowling Tournament! That’s right – the HBA is going bowling. If you have your own ball or fancy bowling shoes, get them out and ready!  We've only got space for 11 more teams so don't delay, sign up today! When: Tuesday, June 18th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Where:  Enterprise Park ... Read More

Parade of Homes Magazine Distribution Sponsors

Along with an nice scattering of HBA Parade Homes this year comes a good disbursement of Parade Magazine Distribution Spots. Magazines including; home details, map and directions will be available at these location after June 14th. The Carpet Shoppe The LightHouse Gallery Maschino's Meek's (Multiple Locations) Southern Supply Stoneridge Flooring See map below for locations:

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

How Does Your Business Measure Up?

Nobody likes to operate in a vacuum, but in a competitive industry such as home building, it can be very difficult to determine how your business measures up to your competitors. Industry benchmarks on profit margins, asset levels and equity positions are important because they allow businesses to compare their performance to their peers, and ... 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

Corn Madness Tournament 2019 - NEW CORNHOLE CHAMPIONS

The annual HBA Corn Madness Tournament, sponsored and hosted by FamilySAFE, brought over 100 HBA Members together for food, fun and games. 48 teams battled it out on the boards to see who would take home the grand prize of mini corn hole boards and gift cards! There was some tough competition, but in the end one ... Read More

Who Will Be Your Next Employee?

The construction industry is facing a serious workforce development issue. It’s hard to find new employees and many existing employees are older and starting to think about retirement. What can you do to make a difference? PARTICIPATE IN: (1) Build My Future (2) Summer Job Fair at Kickapoo High School. (1) Build My Future is ... Read More