HBA Spring Fishing Tournament 2020

Mark your calendar for the 2021 HBA Spring Fishing Tournament. Friday, April 16 from 7AM-3PM. Pomme De Terre – Hermitage Access Point Entry fee is $75 per boat Boats are launched in the order that registration forms are received at the HBA Office, so get your forms in ASAP! 2021 Big Bass Sponsor is Guaranty Bank.   SIGN UP! Please…

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ProSource Wholesale Showroom Springfield

ProSource Wholesale®, the industry leader when it comes to understanding and meeting the needs of trade professionals and their clients, announces the opening of ProSource of Springfield, MO. The beautiful new showroom is located at 2745 Suite B South Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO 65807. The showroom, designed exclusively for the trade professional such as builders,…

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KY3's The Place

Tune in to The Place Jan 25-29 and Feb 1-5 on KY3 starting at 11:30am & on the CW starting at 5:30pm. For those that were looking forward to the HBA Home Show to be held in January we invite you to watch KY3’s The Place for a chance to re-connect with our Home Pros. With…

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Dwayne Shmel

Dwayne Shmel has been selected as the City’s new director of Building Development Services (BDS), effective Jan. 11, 2021. Shmel replaces Harlan Hill, who served in the role from December 2017 until he resigned earlier this year to become chief executive officer for Eden Village. Assistant Director of Environmental Services Wade Drossel has served as…

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The Economic Development Alliance of Bolivar and Polk County is seeking input regarding housing developments. Please take a few minutes (approximately 5 minutes or less) to complete this survey. This is valuable information for the Economic Development Alliance and the City of Bolivar as they look for ways to encourage residential development in Bolivar. The…

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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs

With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for American home builders and home buyers. “The Commerce Department’s action to…

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More pics below It is so nice to have friends and colleagues that have delivered holiday goodies to our office. We have enjoyed them all! Did you know the most googled holiday treat or recipe in Missouri was for vegan Christmas cookies? No way, right? I’m not buying it, but if you want to check…

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Thank you to all of our spectacular and faithful HBA Home Pros for all that you do for your HBA membership. With all of the changes, cancellations and challenges in 2020 you stuck with an organization that you know supports the dream of homeownership. We value you and will continue to work to keep homeownership…

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See what Home Show Spaces are Still Available Expand Find out what booths are still available and see who is in the 100, 200 and 300 Halls of the HBA Home Show. Why HBA Membership Participation Points Matter… Expand YOUR HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS HBA participation is vital to the success of your HBA of…

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Highest Paid Jobs in Construction 2019

According to the 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey data and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $49,030 and the top 25% make at least $68,690. In comparison, the U.S. median wage is $39,810, while the top quartile (top…

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Wells Water Supply by State

NAHB Economics analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that about 9% of new single-family homes started in 2019 were served by individual wells and almost 17% have private septic systems. These shares, however, vary widely across the nine Census divisions with the corresponding shares reaching 37% and 45% in New England –…

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After COVID Return to Work or Work Remotely

About 3 out of every 10 American adults are currently working from home, on a full- or part-time basis. The finding comes from a recent poll of a representative sample of over 17,000 adults conducted for NAHB by Morning Consult. Gen Z’s made up 12% of respondents, Millennials and Gen X’ers were each 26%, and…

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Most Common Exteriors

According to the data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), stucco was the most common principal exterior material on new single-family homes started in 2019 (27 percent), followed by Vinyl siding (25 percent), fiber cement siding (such as Hardiplank or Hardiboard (21 percent), brick or brick veneer (20 percent). Far smaller shares of…

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