Registration is now open for the NCHBA 2nd Quarter Committee Meetings, Board Meeting, and Legislative Conference. We hope you will make plans to join us May 21-22 in Raleigh. Of all the NCHBA meetings, our Legislative Conference is perhaps the most important. This is your chance to meet face-to-face with lawmakers and tell them what challenges your business faces. Hearing from a constituent always makes the difference to our Senators and Representatives. There is no charge to attend any of the events.
The STARS Awards are a centerpiece of the 21st Century Building Expo and Conference—the premier building expo and conference in the Southeast. Each year, the gala salutes the outstanding professional performance of HBA members throughout the region in an array of areas, from marketing and interior merchandising to floor plan and landscaping.
Entries are being accepted through July 22, 2013. Click here to learn more about this awards program.
Nominate a Builder for the BEAM Award
Do you know a builder who best epitomizes our association’s motto, “Do Business with a Member?” If so, nominate him or her for the NAHB B.E.A.M. Award (Builders Engaging Associate Members). Sponsored by NAHB’s Associate Members Committee, the award was created in 2011 to encourage members to use the goods and services offered by other member companies and to offer national recognition to a builder who exemplifies this vitally important teamwork. An NCHBA subcommittee will consider all of the nominees from North Carolina and select one builder member nominee from our state to be submitted to NAHB for consideration. Finalists will be recognized at the International Builders’ Show Associates Awards Breakfast in Las Vegas in February 2014. Download application and evaluation form here. For more information, contact Tracie Garrett at email@example.com or call 1-800-662-7129.
The North Carolina Home Builders Association presented 55 prestigious STARS awards at the annual STARS Awards Gala on September 26 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel. The STARS Awards program honors the achievements of home building industry professionals from North Carolina and surrounding states.
Winners received recognition in areas such as marketing and advertising, web design, landscape design, interior merchandising, architecture/floor plan and special projects. Awards were also given to local home builders associations.
NCHBA 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.
Results of a major NAHB-commissioned survey clearly show the high priority that Americans continue to place on homeownership and housing choice, even amidst the turmoil in today’s housing market.
The survey, which polled 2,000 likely 2012 voters during the week of May 3-9, was conducted by two of the most highly regarded polling firms in the country. Initial findings were officially released in an NAHB media teleconference that was held on June 7, with further details set for release within the next few days — in fact, a special edition of Nation’s Building News to be published on Tuesday, June 14, will contain details from the full array of findings. But the bottom line is this: Americans see beyond the immediate housing market to the enduring value of homeownership, with an overwhelming 75% of those surveyed saying that owning a home is worth the risk of the fluctuations in the market and 95% of current home owners saying they are happy with their decision to purchase a home. Meanwhile, almost three-quarters of those who do not currently own a home said that homeownership is one of their goals. And among younger voters who are most likely to be in the market for a home in the next few years, the percentages are even higher.