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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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UV Cured Canadian White oak for $3.99/sf at Mouery’s Flooring

Mouery's Flooring Canadian White Oak

We just got a truck load of new solid hardwood delivered to our warehouse. It’s 5” wide x ¾” thick, UV cured Canadian white oak. It is a beautiful floor complete with a soft scrape, 32 year finish warranty, lifetime structural warranty and Pearl Touch Finish. The Pearl Touch Finish is similar to a scotch…

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HVAC Tips for Home Buyers


First-time home buyers may overlook features of the home that aren’t clearly visible. These can often include the heating and cooling system. Whether you’ll be experiencing humid summers or chilly winters throughout the year, it’s necessary to know what kind of HVAC system you are getting. Unfortunately, the average home inspection doesn’t include HVAC testing.…

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Tim Stack Added to SFC Bank Board of Directors

Tim Stack - SFC Bank Board Member

SFC Bank proudly welcomes Tim Stack to its Board of Directors. “Our bank is fortunate to have an outstanding Board of Directors. We are truly honored to welcome Mr. Stack to our team. His experience in the local manufacturing business landscape that focuses on innovation and open-book management styles will be a tremendous asset to…

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SFC Bank CEO Rob Fulp MEATS his Team

SFC Bank - Meat for the Team

The management at SFC Bank is working every day to support the community, team SFC and their families.  To that end, their CEO Rob Fulp and his wife Cindy (Fulp) wanted to express their gratitude in a very practical and meaningful way.  As you all know, unfortunately we are facing potential meat shortages because of…

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MMC Fencing & Railing New Showroom and Warehouse

MMC Fencing & Railing New Showroom

MMC Fencing and Railing is proud to announce plans for expansion with a new showroom and warehouse at 1900 W Kearney in Springfield Missouri. The new facility will be home to MMC Vinyl Aluminum Fencing and Railing plus our other company Aluminum Handrail Direct. It will be approximately 10,000 square feet and 20% will be…

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HBACF Scholarships to Six Deserving College Students

The HBA Charitable Foundation recently selected six deserving college students, and awarded them each with a $500 scholarship to be used for the 2020-2021 school year.  The six individuals chosen have shown excellence in academics, leadership, and a passion for the construction industry. The HBACF also awarded departmental grants in the amount of $500. each,…

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2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kits Now Available

2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kits Now Available

The National Fire Protection Association issued their most recent edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) on Aug. 25, 2019, and states are now in the process of adopting this most recent set of electrical codes. NAHB staff has reviewed the code changes and has made available the 2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kit that identifies the significant changes…

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What’s New with HBA Home Pros? Helping You Be Found!

Magazine + Directory

There are two NEW things to share with you that will help you (HBA Home Pros) be found. ➊ Your PRINTED HBA Membership Directory will have a new look and a new method of distribution. In the past, the purpose of the spiral bound membership directory was for members to find members. Many builders and…

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Turning Point for the Labor Market

Labor Market Reopening

The following excerpt was recently published in NAHB’s bi-weekly e-newsletter Eye On the Economy by Chief Economist Robert Dietz:  In a surprisingly positive reading for the labor market, recent jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate in May declined to 13.3%. The true unemployment rate is likely closer to 16% due to…

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Declines for Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims

Continuing Jobless Claims

Weekly initial jobless claims continued to decline in the week ending June 6 and continuing claims, which lags initial jobless claims by one week, declined to 20.9 million in the week ending May 30. The data indicate that workers are returning to work, albeit slowly, as coronavirus restrictions are gradually eased. The U.S. Department of…

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Home Purchasing Climbs for Eighth Straight Week

Housing Purchasing Climbs June 2020

The latest round of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Application Survey showed an increase in its benchmark Market Composite Index for the week ending on June 5 by 9.3% from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis. Refinancing activity, which had been showing week-to-week declines since the second week of April, showed a…

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