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HBA Education for July - Sept, 2018

Get your calendar out and mark these dates for HBA Education in July through September, 2018. July 24 Choosing The Correct Insulation For Each Job and Why It Matters 3pm, HBA office. No charge to attend Representatives from G5 Enterprises will be on hand to discuss the variety of different types of insulation and which ... Read More

Parade of Homes 2018 a Success!

Nearly 5,000 visits were made to six beautiful homes built by HBA Builders at the 2018 Parade of Homes!  The weather cooperated for the most part and attendance was fantastic both weekends.  Several of the homes have now sold and Builders are telling the HBA they have contracts or solid leads for multiple new builds! ... Read More

NEW Opportunities for Workforce Development

The HBA is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Holland Elementary during the 2018/2019 school year to promote construction career opportunities. A group of HBA members (and MSU construction and interior design students) will meet monthly with 3rd through 5th graders to complete small projects while exploring construction career opportunities. How can ... Read More

Builders of the HBA Parade of Homes 2018

Thank you to all the HBA Parade Builders for participating in 2018. Also, thank you to all the HBA Associate Members for the discounts and assistance that you gave to your fellow HBA Builder Members. Don't forget to download or update your Parade Craze app where you can view homes, learn about the builders and ... Read More

Help Promote the HBA Parade of Homes 2018

BECOME A SUPERFAN AND SPREAD THE WORD! The HBA Parade of Homes for 2018 is just around the corner. To help your fellow HBA Builder Members that are participating in the Parade, please utilize the materials below on your website and social media. • Videos for social media will be added soon. Please come back ... Read More

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 Bowl-O-Rama 2018 - Bowl for the Future!

        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 15 more teams so don't delay, sign up today! When: Tuesday, ... 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