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Builders’ Use of Aerial Drones Takes Off

About two years ago, NAHB reported that 22 percent of single-family builders had used aerial drones (or unmanned aircraft systems, as the Department of Defense calls them) at least once in their construction businesses.  But the times they are a-changing.  When we revisited the issue in March of this year, we saw that the percentage of builders using ... Read More

How to Make Sense of the Tax Law Changes in 2018

In a series of posts featured on the Eye on Housing blog, NAHB economists are helping builders and remodelers make sense of the changes in tax law that resulted from legislation passed in December. The initial two posts of this Tax Reform Toolkitdiscussed the basics of the pass-through deduction, or 199A, and how those rules apply to high-income taxpayers. Those ... Read More

How to Infuse Universal Design into Any Home

As much as we hate to admit it, getting older is an unavoidable part of life. Our hearing and vision begin to weaken, and our aging joints make even the most mundane tasks—from taking out the trash to enjoying a hot shower—just a bit more difficult to accomplish. Fortunately, there are some universal updates you ... Read More

HBACF Bowling Tournament 2018

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 shoe, get them out and ready! When: Tuesday, June 19th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Where:  Enterprise Park Lanes (1625 E Enterprise Ave, Springfield)  The cost is $100 for a ... Read More

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 ... Read More

In Memory of HBA Past President – Don Hopper

Please take a moment of silence to honor past HBA President Don Hopper. Don was president of the HBA from 1978 until 1979. Don was 76 years old when he passed on March 18, 2018. Prayers go out to his family and friends. More information about Don's passing at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-leader/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188509619

HBA Corn Madness 2018 - A Corny Time Was Had By All

They came, they saw, they threw corn bags!  The annual HBA Corn Madness Tournament, sponsored and hosted by FamilySAFE in Republic, brought nearly 100 HBA Members together for food, fun and games.  Click here to see pictures from this year's event! Teams new and old battled it out on the boards to see who could take home ... Read More

Build My Future 2018 Update

Build My Future 2018, the one day interactive career fair for construction students is just around the corner! Last year roughly 800 students attended and learned about multiple different career choices in the construction industry. This year, we currently have 1,832 students registered to attend. These students are coming from 60 different high schools in ... Read More

Emergency Preparedness Kit Winner

When it comes to storm safety FamilySAFE knows it is good to be prepared with one of their many sizes of EF5-Tested and certified above ground steel storm shelters, but it is also very important to have an Emergency Preparedness Kit. As prize sponsor of the 2018 HBA Home Show FamilySAFE created their own Emergency Preparedness Kit, ... Read More

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 ... Read More