For Consumers

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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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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Reid Homes is Building the 2019 St Jude Dream Home!

Scott Reid, Reid Homes Inc, has been chosen to build the 2019 St. Jude Dream Home! The decision was made shortly after the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home was given away and Scott has been busy getting the project under way. The plans are complete and ground was broken on November 8th. If you are…

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Cut Monthly Expenses – Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit

Odds are, if you were asked if you wanted to save some cash, your answer would be an enthusiastic yes. The good news is there are a number of ways to cut down your monthly expenses, the first step being a do-it-yourself home energy audit. This fast, relatively simple solution helps determine how much energy…

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R-22 Air Conditioner Repair or Replace?

In 2008 the EPA mandated a phaseout of R-22 refrigerant starting in 2010 and ending in 2020 with the refrigerant no longer being produced in any capacity. Since 2008 the price of R22 refrigerant has gone up every year incrementally, forcing SS&B Heating & Cooling to now charge $160 for the first pound added today…

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Black Color Added as a Standard Option for Multiple Delden Garage Door Models

This New Option of Black Color is Available for Delden Models Prestige & Delcraft 200 Delden Manufacturing Company, Inc. has proudly announced that it is offering an exciting new Black color option for multiple Delden branded garage doors. The new Black color option has been added to residential, polystyrene insulated models Delden Prestige (PR-24) 1000/2000 and Delden Delcraft…

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