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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!

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield received its charter in 1954 from the National Association of Home Builders. From the beginning, the HBA became the voice and advocate for construction professionals leading the way to protect and promote housing and preserve the American dream of home ownership. As a bonus for those searching for ... Read More

Sponsor The HBA 65th Anniversary Party

You don't want to miss the HBA 65th Anniversary Party on May 17 at Southern Materials! The party goes from 4pm - 8pm and there will be food, games, axe throwing, bounce houses, and more. All HBA Members are invited, so bring the whole family for an evening of FUN! RSVP TODAY PLEASE We are ... 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

Homes Built in Nonmetropolitan America

Of the 848,000 single-family homes started in the U.S. in 2017, roughly 79,000 were nonmetropolitan—that is, they were built outside one of the officially-defined metropolitan areas—as reported in a recent NAHB study,  At 79,000, nonmetropolitan single-family starts were up 40 percent from the trough in 2011, compared to a 97 percent for single-family starts overall. The NAHB ... Read More

Build My Future UPDATE

April 17 is the day. There are more than 2,500 high school students registered to participate in the third annual “Build My Future” construction career day. More than 2,500 students have the opportunity to explore what their future could look like in the construction industry! The HBA of Greater Springfield is proud to be part ... Read More

Student Loans Crowding Out Home Purchases

Student and auto loans have historically dominated non-mortgage, non-revolving credit, as seen in the Federal Reserve’s G.19 Consumer Credit report. As of the third quarter of 2018, student loan debt totaled $1.6 trillion.  As student-loan debt has historically made up the majority of non-mortgage, non-revolving credit, homeownership is the opportunity cost for its accumulation. In January 2019, ... Read More

HBA Fishing & Golf Tournaments - Make Plans

FISHING TOURNAMENT The HBA has so many fun membership events coming up! Join us for the Spring Fishing Tournament at Stockton Lake, Old State Park on Friday, April 12th from 7am – 3pm. Entry fees are $75 per boat and are due to the HBA office by April 5. Click here to download the registration form ... Read More

Characteristics of Recent Home Buyers

A total of 8.8 million households bought homes in the two years preceding the release of the 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS).  For its February Special Study, the National Association of Home Builders used the 2017 AHS to analyze trends among recent home buyers. The AHS is a nationally representative survey of residential structures in the ... Read More

Corn Madness Cornhole Tournament 2019 - Sign up NOW!

FamilySAFE Storm Shelters and Saferooms will once again be hosting the HBA CORN MADNESS EVENT on March 19th at 5:30pm (5:20 if you are a play-in game). If you have attended the HBA Corn Madness Cornhole Tournament the past few years, you have probably been practicing to take down the THREE TIME CHAMPS. This event includes food, beverages, basketball shooting, ... Read More

Home Show 2019: A Success!

The 2019 HBA Home Show was one for the books (see photos below). We are confident that each vendor greatly benefited from the show and hopefully have already had a chance to make a few contacts to all of those new leads. The show would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors and volunteers (see ... Read More