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Member News

Apply for College Scholarships Through April 30

The North Carolina Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc.  accepts applications for its college scholarships each year between January and April.  The foundation awards scholarships based on a combination of need and merit to four-year college students entering their junior or senior year and technical school students entering their second year who have declared their major in a construction related field. To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria and return application the deadline:

  1. Applicants must be nominated by a NCHBA member firm.
  2. Nominees shall be immediate family members of NCHBA member firms, related by blood, (i.e. children, step-children or grandchildren).
  3. Students related by marriage, (ie. son-in-law, daughter-in-law, etc.) shall not be eligible.
  4. Immediate family members of any current trustee of the NCHB Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. shall not be eligible.
  5. Awards are for one year, but scholarship winners may submit a renewal application and be considered for renewal if they make satisfactory progress in their studies.
  6. Only full-time students will be considered. NCHBA defines a full-time student as one taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

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Construction Trades Teacher of the Year Nominations Due May 29

Nominate a teacher for the NCHBA Construction Trades Teacher of the Year Award! This program is designed to help HBAs interact with their local school systems and to recognize outstanding educators. Nominations may be submitted on behalf of an instructor in the secondary school system by a local HBA, CTE director or local principal. The process is as follows:

  1. Nominations should be returned to the NCHBA by the May 29 deadline.
  2. Local HBAs should distribute nomination packages in their area.
  3. Local HBAs can set their own deadlines to receive nomination packages. If an HBA has more than one nominee, they should select their local winner.  Locals are encouraged to recognize their local winner and nominees (examples – meeting invite, plaque, tool donation, etc.).
  4. Final selection of the state winner will be made by the NCHBA Construction Careers Committee. Nominations are due by May 29, 2015.
  5. Nominees are encouraged to submit pictures of examples of their work.

Download the Teacher of the Year Application Packet here.

Roger Earnhardt and Rick Judson Inducted Into NC Housing Hall of Fame

Two individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the housing industry in North Carolina were inducted into the North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame at the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) Officers Installation Ceremony held on December 2 in Asheville at the Grove Park Inn.

Roger Earnhardt of Raleigh was honored for his long time dedication to the mortgage and home building industries. In particular, Earnhardt is credited with leading the fight for the 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 1960s. In addition, Roger has also been instrumental over the years in advocating for mortgages and loans for builders and consumers for construction and land development.

Rick Judson, a builder/developer from Charlotte, was selected as an inductee to the Housing Hall of Fame for his extensive leadership and dedication to the home building industry, most notably when he volunteered his time to lead the National Association of Home Builders as Chairman.
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Member Rebate Program Puts Money in Your Pocket

NCHBA Member Rebate LogoNCHBA is pleased to announce the launch of a new member rebate program for NCHBA builders and remodelers. Through this program, our nation’s leading manufacturers pay rebates as their way of thanking you for your loyalty to their products. You may already be using many of these products. If so, you will be paid a rebate for something you’re already doing! This program is but another example of how being a NCHBA member helps your company be more profitable.

Get Started Go to www.hbarebates.com/nchba.html and follow the easy-to-use instructions found there to register your company.

 

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