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Continuing Education

The HBA of Greater Springfield offers great opportunities for continuing education. Builders and Remodelers of the HBA of Greater Springfield are required to attend at least 3 education events per year to stay in good standing with our HBA.

In addition to continuing education our HBA is involved with education outlets and workforce development programs, like Build My Future, to educate and inspire the youth to consider a construction career.


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The HBA Builder Requirements were set forth in 2017. The purpose of these requirements are to set HBA Builders a step above the rest as well as creating a better connection with the HBA through increased participation. The HBA of Greater Springfield committed to promoting HBA members through TV commercials, PSAs, social media and video blogs. The messages focus on how to find HBA members and why using an HBA member matters. In 2017 HBA Board of Directors adopted a new policy concerning builder members. In order to be an HBA builder member in good standing, builders must attend:

  • one Builder Round Table
  • one HBA Membership Event and
  • one HBA Educational Event during the calendar year.

Recent Education & Workforce Development News

Build My Future 2020

The HBA of Greater Springfield is excited about Build My Future 2020. More information coming soon!

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The Summit – Utility Infrastructure Safety

A great opportunity for Utilities, Contractors, Excavators and Safety Professionals to learn how to work together cooperatively to prevent unnecessary damages to utility infrastructure throughout the Midwest. More (including sponsorships) at MoCommonGround.org Save the Date for The Summit on December 11 & 12, 2019 Ozark Empire Fairgrounds – 3001 N…

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We are Hosting the HBA Regional Leadership Conference

The HBA of Greater Springfield is honored to be hosting the Regional Leadership Conference on November 14 & 15 this year. This 2019 conference will be held at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center (2546 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO). Leader from all around the region (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa,…

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HBA Charitable Foundation – Workforce Development & Scholarships

To combat the workforce challenges – the HBA has become heavily involved and has created resources to increase involvement and educate our youth regarding quality careers in construction through Build My Future, Be Constructive and our new Kid Pro Zone. The HBA has also created a Job Postings Group on…

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Kid Pro Zone – NEW!

New to the HBA Remodeling EXPO this year is the Kid Pro Zone. This area is a combination of fun and workforce development where kids can build towers, design structures, connect pipes and win prizes. This ZONE of the HBA Remodeling EXPO will include the following: – 1 – PIPELINE…

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HBA Emerging Leaders- First Meeting was a Success!

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – the HBA’s new committee, Emerging Leaders, met for the first time at Galloway Station. Everyone had a great time getting to know each other and discussing their goals and plans as individuals and as a group. These are likely future leaders of our HBA…

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HBA Emerging Leaders – Plan for the Future

Connect • Engage • Lead Mission The HBA of Greater Springfield is starting a committee of emerging leaders. The mission of this committee is to create a plan for the future of the association by merging young or developing professionals into the construction industry as well as preparing them for…

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Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builder sentiment is at its highest level since October 2018 after declines in late 2018 due to higher interest rates…

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How Does Your Business Measure Up?

Nobody likes to operate in a vacuum, but in a competitive industry such as home building, it can be very difficult to determine how your business measures up to your competitors. Industry benchmarks on profit margins, asset levels and equity positions are important because they allow businesses to compare their…

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Build My Future

Build My Future UPDATE

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…

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Upcoming HBA Education – Aug through Nov 2018

Get your calendar out and mark these dates for HBA Education in August through November 2018. August 23  Insurance & Subcontractor Agreements 3pm, HBA office, No charge to attend. Terry Fortner (Fortner Insurance) and Jason Smith (Spencer Fane) will answer questions about what the certificates of insurance that you collect…

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HBA Education for July – Sept, 2018

Get your calendar out and mark these dates for HBA Education in July through September, 2018. July 24 Choosing The Correct Insulation For Each Job and Why It Matters 3pm, HBA office. No charge to attend Representatives from G5 Enterprises will be on hand to discuss the variety of different…

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NEW Opportunities for Workforce Development

The HBA is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Holland Elementary during the 2018/2019 school year to promote construction career opportunities. A group of HBA members (and MSU construction and interior design students) will meet monthly with 3rd through 5th graders to complete small projects while exploring…

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