Welcome to the newest Sales and Marketing Council members.

Welcome to the newest Sales and Marketing Council members.

Please help us welcome our newest members-

Mattie Sanders, Mungo Homes
Nicole Brown, Mungo Homes
Jimmy Matthews, Mungo Homes
Amanda McCall,  Prime Lending
Jennifer Winton, Allen Tate Realtors
Melissa Tomberg, Allen Tate Realtors

Thanks for renewing-

Matt Vaughn,  Brand Mortgage
Melissa Morrell, Berkshire Hathaway C.Dan Joyner
Melissa Tofield,  Allen Tate Realtors
Deanna Philips,  Mungo Homes

Earn Your CAPS at IBS

The number of adults over age 65 will increase dramatically to around 80 million between now and 2050. Seeing as most wish to remain in their homes as they age, clients will need skilled remodelers to make the necessary home modifications that allow them to age in place.

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation is your opportunity to reach this fast-growing demographic. And you can earn it in one weekend as part of the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show® Pre-Show Courses this January in Orlando.

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist includes three required courses:

  • Business Management for Building Professionals, Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Marketing and Communications Strategies for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS I), Sunday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II), Monday, Jan. 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Provide a growing population the renovations they need — and build your business at the same time. Regsiter for these courses today.

To register for the international Builders’ Show, click here.
DID YOU KNOW? The Professional Women in Building Council is offering travel grants to its members who wish to attend the International Builders’ Show in Orlando. Contact Abbey if you are interested.
Have a legal question? The Legal Hotline Has Your Answer

Have a legal question? The Legal Hotline Has Your Answer

With educational and networking opportunities, several savings programs, and targeted marketing possibilities, it seems that being a member of the Home Builders Association of Greenville has endless benefits. But have you heard about our Legal Hotline? Submit a question to the legal hotline and receive a quick, confidential answer from a qualified attorney at Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A..

You can access the legal hotline here, or contact your Home Builders Association of Greenville if you have any questions regarding the process at (864) 254-0133.

HBA Legal Counsel Ron Tate addresses the membership regarding the Legal Hotline at a recent general membership meeting.

Free Greenbuild Expo Pass for HBA of Greenville Members

Home Builders Association of Greenville members can register for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo — which takes place Oct. 5-7, 2016 in Los Angeles — and be eligible for a free pass to the show floor on Oct. 5 and 6.

That’s normally a $100 ticket, but because of the Top Tier Partner status the National Association of Home Builders has arranged, it’s a free member benefit this year.

This year’s show features the KB Home ProjecKT, focused on affordable high-tech design, and other events and exhibits that appeal to residential builders, a growing focus of the annual green show.

To take advantage of the member discount, register using this portal. Early-bird registration for the full conference, which includes education sessions, ends Aug. 1.

Your HBA’s Legislative Efforts Save You Money, More

In 2016, your Home Builders Association worked diligently to advance the issues most important to our members. The HBA was actively engaged in more than 170 bills during the 2015-16 legislative session to promote and protect the vital work of home builders and developers across South Carolina. 

Our efforts included:

  • Successfully opposed mandated residential fire sprinklers in the building code: Over $180 million in annual savings;
  • Supported a budget proviso for state-specific high wind and seismic zone mapping: Over $150 million in annual savings;
  • Passed one-year Multiple Lot Property Tax Discount extension: $1.9 million in annual savings;
  • Supported a bill that prohibits the abusive actions of entities commonly known as “patent trolls:” More than $500,000 annually.

These items along with other legislative and regulatory issues including building and energy codes, Home Owners Assocation reform, storm-water and septic tank policies and impact fees created a total savings of over $400 million for 2016 alone! That is a savings to S.C. homeowners of more than $14,285 per house in unnecessary regulatory costs. This success is is attributed to you, our members…Thank you!

Your HBA influences government on all levels. Our goal is to protect affordable housing and to stop needless regulatory costs, which ultimately trickles down and affects everyone who works in the home.

If you know someone who makes their living in the construction industry, but is not a member, ask them why. Keep our industry strong and ask that they join the HBA today to make sure they have a job tomorrow!