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MMC Fencing & Railing New Showroom and Warehouse

MMC Fencing & Railing New Showroom

MMC Fencing and Railing is proud to announce plans for expansion with a new showroom and warehouse at 1900 W Kearney in Springfield Missouri. The new facility will be home to MMC Vinyl Aluminum Fencing and Railing plus our other company Aluminum Handrail Direct. It will be approximately 10,000 square feet and 20% will be…

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Housing Starts Mark a Solid Start in 2020

Total housing starts posted a 3.6 percent decline in January (1.57 million units) compared to an upwardly revised December estimate of 1.63 million units according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. Relative to January 2019 (during the housing soft patch), total starts are 21.4 percent above the annual pace of 1.29 million…

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Homeowners Spring Maintenance Checklist

Hello spring! When winter departs, it’s also a time to check for any winter damages and make repairs as you prepare for hot weather ahead. Make sure your home is ready for the change in seasons: 1.  Clean & repair gutters and downspouts. After the last frost has passed, it’s important to have your gutters…

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Top 5 Tips for Hiring a Builder or Remodeler

Are you among the growing number of home owners looking to hire a Home Professional for a building or remodeling project? Building your new home or renovating your existing home can be overwhelming but with the help of a Professional Home builder or remodeler the process can be smooth and memorable. Here are five tips…

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Selecting a Home Heating System

There are 3 basic styles of operating features with forced air heating and air conditioning systems. These features themselves do not save money but rather improve indoor comfort. Typically the systems with the added features are more efficient but the efficiency is only part of the picture. Most of these features boil down to 3…

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Loft-Basket Weave Tile ONLY 69¢ sq ft

Looking to add some character to your room? Check out this Loft-Basket Weave tile ONLY $0.69 sq/ft. ON CLEARANCE at Discount Dave’s Carpet & Flooring in Springfield, MO. Shop warehouse sale – https://buff.ly/2rFgw0g This post brought to you by Discount Dave’s Carpet & Flooring

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Builders’ and Remodelers’ Use of Technology in 2019

According to a recent NAHB study, although use of some factory-produced components like trusses has become widespread, the newer and more innovative types of construction technology, such as 3D printing and robots, have so far penetrated the residential market only to a very limited extent.  This is true for both single-family builders and residential remodelers. Data…

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International Energy Conservation Code – Short Term Win for Future Homeowners

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield recently wrapped up an 18-month long process updating the city’s building codes. Much of that focus has been centered around the International Energy Conservation Code ®(IECC). Outside interest groups were pushing for an immediate full adoption of the of the 2018 IECC, which would add burdensome costs to…

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HBACF Incredible PARTY! Buy Bargain Tickets NOW

The HBA Charitable Foundation is hosting an incredible party October 15th (open for members and non members with purchased ticket). This is such a great deal for all the Incredible Pizza entertainment, plus an incredible silent auction planned – we thought, “let’s just call it the Incredible Party.” October 15th 5pm – 9pm $50+ Value…

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Help Promote the HBA Remodeling EXPO

The HBA Remodeling EXPO will be advertised on TV and other means, but we need your help to reach more people to make this an even better event than last year. With the NEW Kid Pro Zone, new presentations, new vendors and some fresh faces volunteering this year we want to increase attendance and have…

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Smoke Alarm Donation 2019

Fire Safety Smoke Alarm Donation

Smoke Alarms will be given away to local fire departments on October 1st. This is a collaborative effort between the HBACF, Meek’s, Murney Associates Realtors, Krueger Geothermal Systems and the fire departments. Smoke alarms are provided to local fire departments where they then install into homes in need of alarms. More information coming soon! Tuesday,…

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National Pool Opening Day – April 27, 2019

Pool covers off as pools emerge from hibernation Light up this year’s National Pool Opening Day with our outdoor lighting! Our 4-light package includes expert installation, professional grade LED lights, and lifetime warranties on fixtures and bulbs for ONLY $1,200. April 27, 2019 – National Pool Opening Day Call 417-986-7676 now to get your FREE…

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TEC Ultimate 6 Plus Demo Day at Missouri Tile – Free Swag!

Free product and swag given to each company that participates in the TEC Ultimate 6 Plus Demo Day Seminar. Stop by and try the one polymer modified mortar to use on 98% of your jobs Product: 4 bags of Ultimate 6 Plus 2 bags of Power Grout 3.5gal Hydraflex Swag: hat tshirt bucket) Where: Missouri…

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Top 10 Most Wanted Features by Home Buyers – Laundry Rooms #1

Nearly all home buyers – 91 percent – want a laundry room included in their home, more than any other home or community feature, according to NAHB’s report What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition). The report is based on a national survey that asks recent and prospective home buyers (people who bought homes in the…

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Build My Future UPDATE

Build My Future

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…

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