HBA Home Pros News

Local Pest Control Expert Accepts Industry Leadership Position

Springfield, MO- Ivan Eftink, owner of Bug Zero, was recently nominated to become Director-at-Large and serve on the executive board of Associated Pest Control Services. Associated Pest Control Services is a national association of independently- owned pest control service companies. Associated Pest Control Services is a very selective, prestigious group, with an exclusive service area. Member ... Read More

BBB Recognizes Wood ReNew for "No Complaints" Success

No Complaints from Award Winning Wood Re New  Springfield, MO- Bret McGowne, owner of Wood Re New Springfield and Branson, was presented with an award by the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri for having zero complaints the past three years. This award was given on Thursday, March 8 during a dinner for local businesses ... Read More

News-Leader: Rogersville Slashes Impact Fees to Woo Home Builders

HBA of Greater Springfield builder member Doug Pitts and HBA CEO Matt Morrow both were quoted in Saturday's Springfield News-Leader article about the city of Rogersville's recent bold move to reduce water and sewer impact fees. Rogersville Mayor Jack Cole said in the article that response to Rogersville's move already has been strong: Cole said ... Read More

HBA Home Show Opens Friday: See it ALL in One Place!

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield will open the doors to its annual Home Show in just one week, promising a big helping of what’s new, along with the tried and true favorites. The 2012 HBA Home Show has everything to inspire your next home improvement or building project - all under one roof. Attendees ... Read More

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Joplin Project Airs this FRIDAY

The heart-tugging original feel-good series “Extreme Makeover : Home Edition” will conclude its 9th and final season on ABC with its biggest-ever build -- the 200th episode, in which the team builds 7 homes in 7 days for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. The final regularly scheduled episode, “Joplin, Missouri,” January 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), ... Read More

HBA President Bailey Describes 'New Normal' in Buffalo Reflex

Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield President Matt Bailey recently was featured in a Buffalo Reflex article that assessed the current state of the area's housing economy. To read the full article on buffaloreflex.com, click here. --------------------------------- The New Normal Matt Bailey of The Bailey Company has adjusted to the building market by switching to ... Read More

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Joplin Build Photo Slideshows

When home builder (and HBA of Greater Springfield board secretary) Sam Clifton (Millstone Custom Homes) agreed to lead the most ambitious Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project in the history of the wildly popular program (his second with EM:HE), he believed the building industry in the area would rise to the occasion and inspire continued, ongoing rebuilding efforts ... Read More

Pensmore Project Draws a Crowd for Salute to Construction Kick-Off

The 27th annual Salute to Construction festivities began last week with a successful reception at Chateau Pensmore in Christian County.  The 72,000 square foot first-of-its-kind home served as a very appropriate location for the kick-off and proclamation ceremony.  The fact that our region was selected as the place to build this home featuring the super ... Read More