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SBJ: Builders Circle pairs HBA, Habitat for Humanity

Full article available at sbj.net By: Sarah Bennett SBJ Contributing Writer 2/28/2011 A land donation from Metropolitan National Bank has paved the way for a new housing development and a partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Springfield and construction related groups such as the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield. Metropolitan donated a cul-de-sac with ... Read More

Legislature considering many bills affecting housing industry

While there wasn’t any action related to the fire sprinkler bill this week, there were other bills affecting residential construction and small business that moved through the legislative process. Senate Bill 101, sponsored by Senator Mike Parson, was third read and passed out of the Senate, 31-0.  This bill creates requirements for contractors who perform home exterior ... Read More

President Bailey Delivers ‘State of Association’ Address

When the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield held is first general membership meeting of 2011 on February 20, new HBA President Matt Bailey was the featured program. Bailey delivered a "State of the Association" address that was focused largely on new goals and member value outlined in the HBA's recently approved new strategic plan. ... Read More

March 2011 New & Renewing Members

New Members: Reid Homes, Inc. Scott Reid PO Box 1141 Ozark, MO 65721 Sponsor: Lindell Campbell BUILDER: New Home Design and Construction Cardinal Roofing, Inc. Ed Phillips 1725 N. Packer Rd Springfield, MO 65803 Sponsor: Kenson Goff ASSOCIATE: Commerical/Residential Roofing Horgan's Plumbing Dan Horgan 6002 S. Campbell Springfield, MO 65810 Sponsor: Sam Clifton ASSOCIATE: Plumbing ... Read More

2010 Housing Starts Finished Up by 16% over 2009

The most recent permitting data compiled and released by MarketGraphics Research Group and the Zanola Company that further indicates that recovery - while at times painfully slow - is most definitely underway in the home building market in southwest Missouri. While 2010 certainly represented another painful year for those who make their living in residential ... Read More

HBA Finalizes New Strategic Plan

Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield Strategic Plan 2011-2014 Our Mission The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is the voice and advocate for construction professionals leading the way to protect and promote housing, and preserve the American dream of home ownership. Our Values We will accomplish this mission while protecting these values: Promoting ethical ... Read More

HBA Home Show Boosts Area Charities

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield's 2011 Home Show drew more than 14,000 people in attendance. That was good news for professionals in the building industry, as it likely bodes well for 2011 as a recovery year. But the HBA also leveraged the show's robust attendance to provided needed support for some of the ... Read More

News-Leader: First Area Home to Receive Green Certification

The Springfield News-Leader's Cory de Vera recently reported on the Ozarks area's first officially certified green home - built to the NAHB National Green Building Standard. The home was featured on the 2010 HBA Parade of Homes and was built by Scott Kisling (Up-Tyte Construction). The article also highlights upcoming green building projects (planned for ... Read More

MO Career Center Helps Employers Expand, Enhance Workforce

Are you familiar with one of the most comprehensive employment resources the Ozarks region has to offer? The Missouri Career Center offers a wide range of services to the businesses of Greene, Christian, Stone, Taney, Webster, Dallas and Polk Counties. Employees in transition looking for their next career opportunity can the career center to give ... Read More

Home Show Success Reported by KSFX/KOLR

The annual Home Show held by the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield this year drew its largest crowd since 2006. The show was held January 28-30, and drew 14,500 people in attendance. KOLR/KSFX reporter Jennifer Denman recaps the successful show in this video. HBA CEO Matt Morrow is interviewed in the story, which can ... Read More