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HBA Home Pros News

Appreciation for Retiring HBA Board members!

Appreciation for Retiring HBA Board members! At the December HBA Board of Directors meeting, President Travis Miller presented plaques to our outgoing HBA Board members. We appreciate your years of dedication and leadership to the HBA! Jeremiah Lee with Rock Solid Renovations Served on Board for 2 years, from 2018-2020 Mike Benna with Meeks Lumber…

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Buy Your 2021 Home Show Tickets Online

Purchase Tickets HBA Home Show Tickets are now available online! In order to reduce countact at the HBA Home Show, we now offer ticket purchases online. This will help streamline entry for guests – which leads to better social distancing. In addition, information from tickets purchased online will also be used for the prize entry…

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Bolivar Housing Survey

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 from 20% to 9%

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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Thank You for Your Treats, Gift & Cards – 2020

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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Happy Holidays from your HBA – 2020

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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New and Renewing Members – December 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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HBA Home Show Rescheduled to May 7-9, 2021

HBA Home Show 2021 sponsored by Great Southern Bank Date

2021 HBA Home Show Is Moving to May 7-9, 2021 With careful consideration, the HBA Board of Directors and Home Show Committee have determined it best to reschedule the Home Show for May 7-9, 2021. The health and safety of our visitors, vendors and volunteers were at the forefront of each discussion leading to this…

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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

POSTPONED

STAY TUNED FOR A RESCHEDULED DATE SOMETIME AFTER CHRISTMAS – POST HBA FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY

Tuesday, December 8, 5:15pm – 7:00pm (POSTPONED)

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

Clean Hands

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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