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St Jude Dream Home 2021 – Wise Built Custom Homes

St. Jude Dream Home Groundbreaking 2021

It was an exciting day for St. Jude, Wise Built Custom Homes, Erica Lea Design Studios and the HBA of Greater Springfield. A big shout out to the developer of Irish Hills Estates for the donation of this plot of land to become the future Dream Home.

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E-City and Plan Review Submittal

Updated E-City and Plan Review Submittal Building Development Services, Information Systems and other departments within the City of Springfield have been working very hard in making some much needed changes to eCity, their forward facing software that is used mainly for requesting inspections and applying for permits.  The program was updated November 19th with an…

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Christmas Party 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 5:15pm – 7:00pm

Convoy of Hope – 330 S. Patterson Ave.

5:15pm – Dinner followed by announcements and recognition
6:00pm – Hands of Hope Volunteer project (assembling hygiene kits)

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New and Renewing Members – November 2020

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 Occupations in Construction in 2019

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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Home Show Health & Safety Update

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Building & Remodeling Are Booming! All Expectations are that this will be a Successful & Safe HBA Home Show and We Are Ready… Mask Up, Be Respectful and Have Fun! Home Show Health and Compliance For everyone’s health and safety, the HBA and Springfield EXPO Center intend to fully comply with city regulations on the…

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New Homes Built with Private Wells and Individual Septic Systems in 2019

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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Most Expect to Continue Work At Home, Even After COVID Vaccine

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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HBA Member Celebration, Board Election & Meet Dori

Member Celebration - Meet the EO Dori Grinder

Please note the following adjustments to our Annual Meeting (Member Celebration) on Tuesday, November 17. We will be holding this event at The Old Glass Place in downtown Springfield. Individual plates of food will be pre-wrapped for your protection. Beverages will also be available at the cash bar. This is a come & go event…

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Builder Requirements 2020 Update

2020 has thrown all of us a curveball and we could have never anticipated the impact on our schedule and sense of normal. Therefore we have decided to put Builder Requirements on hold for 2020. We appreciate that many builders were actively trying to meet these requirements, but with so many 2020 HBA events canceled…

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Greetings from Dori Grinder, HBA Executive Officer

Hello! I am excited for the opportunity to be the new Executive Officer of the HBA of Greater Springfield! This organization is so well-respected in our community, and I’m happy to be part of the team. The HBA has strong leadership and I look forward to working with the members, Board of Directors and staff.…

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HBA Home Show 2021 Update

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Go to Home Show Vendor Information for all Info and Updates In order to keep vendors informed and safe this year we will be posting important information at the bottom of the Home Show Vendor Information page. Please visit the page and familiarize yourself with the setup. Thank you! • Sign up for a Booth…

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New and Renewing Members – October 2021

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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