Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Office Closed November 26 and 27

The HBA of Greenville office will be closed Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving. The office will reopen on Monday, November 30th with normal business hours.
We wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Your HBA is grateful for our members and the warm community that we have created.

HBA/SMC Annual Membership Meeting--Marketing, Bylaws, Elections, Oh My!

Carol Morgan, managing partner of mRelevance, will be our featured speaker at this year's Annual Membership Meeting. Carol will explain how and why your website serves as the center of your strategy and how that informs each of your marketing tactics and activities. Get ideas for improving your marketing program with dozens of real-world examples of successful and innovative marketing tactics. This seminar will provide big picture marketing strategy guidance for marketing kitchen and bath products and services.

Our Annual Membership Meeting is the time for everyone to gather and learn, but also to share your input with your Home Builders Association. This year the board has made some changes to the bylaws and we need our members to vote on those changes. To see these proposed changes, click here.

As 2015 comes to a close, it is time to elect your 2016 Board of Directors. The nominations are in and we need you to vote on the proposed board, which can be found here.

Join Carol after the Annual Meeting concludes for a separate information session on Professional  Women in Building, including Carol’s experience as the chair of the NAHB Professional Women in Building Committee. The SMC will also be holding a brief discussion before the Annual Meeting begins.

We are also hosting a coat drive for this event. Please bring a new or gently used coat to benefit those in need.

If you are unable to attend the Annual Membership Meeting you may vote via proxy card or directly online, both of which can be found here.

This is your chance to have your voice heard!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lot Leads--Get the Dirt on Available Lots

Your HBA has been alerted to a lot for sale in Greenville. See below for details:
Location: 6.42 Acres Woodland Drive Greenville, SC 29617, just 3 miles from Downtown Greenville, in area of homes off Poinsett Hwy between Cherrydale Point shopping center and Furman University.
Directions: From downtown Greenville, take Poinsett Highway 2.8 miles past Cherrydale Point shopping center. Take left onto Woodland Drive. Entrance to property is between two white houses on the right approximately 0.4 miles
Lot Details: Suitable for single family or rezone for multi-family development. Pre-approved preliminary subdivision plan available for consideration or develop as desired. County has pre-approved access drive, road location and cluster development. Currently zoned R10 but adjacent to RM20. Ample city water with access to new 6" main. Sewer main easement on property with pre-approved capacity. Property is wooded with very tall hardwood for timber.
Contact: Tax Map Number 0438000101001. Priced to sell quickly at $35/acre - $224,700 total.
For additional information, please contact Dave Jones@ 864-616-8888.
There is also a single residential building lot adjacent to the 6.42 acres. Tax Map Number 0438000101100. $24,000, same contact person.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Home Works is Looking for Volunteers to Help Columbia Flood Victims

Home Works of America has announced a task force that will act in December to help repair the homes of flood victims in Columbia. They need volunteers to help supervise the work. Please see their press release with more details below:
December 28-30 - In response to the historic flooding in October 2015, Home Works of America in partnership with the Building Industry Association and St. Bernard Project has repurposed the December home repair session and will designate all efforts to address the needs of flood victims who have not received help. Volunteers needed for supervision of job sites and preliminary assessments and repair of mechanical systems of selected homes. For more information click here or contact R.B. Gallup, BIA Task Force Member.

More than $110,000 has been donated by individuals, corporations, and foundations - which will be used to offset materials/supplies and direct costs for these repairs.
For more information about the goals of the Task Force (including United Way of the Midlands, Mungo Homes, AARP of SC, Habitat for Humanity, the BIA of Central SC, the Electric Cooperatives of SC) as well as key donor partners without which none of this would be possible, please contact Jim Powell, Executive Director. Press releases with specific information will be forthcoming.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Time is Running Out to Save on IBS Tickets

NAHB's International Builders' Show (IBS) is a three day event where members of the building industry have countless opportunities to learn and network. Taking place January 19-21 in Las Vegas, there are multiple benefits of attending, ten of which you can find here. There will also be a presidential candidates forum where they will be asked about questions pertaining to the building industry.

If you want to attend, buy your tickets before November 20 and get them at a discounted rate. Also, members receive a discount so speak up about your membership! For more information about the show and the amazing opportunities it offers, click here.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thank You PAC Donors

We would like to thank everyone who has donated to the Political Action Committee this year:
Brittany Bailey
J. Coleman Shouse
Eric Hendrick
Jason Bergeron
Mike Freeman
Jon Statom
Michael Dey
Jamie McCutchen
Richard Powers
Matt Shouse
Michael Galloway
Hal Dillard
Rick Quinn
Bob Barreto
Ron Tate
James Speer
We would also like to thank everyone who came to the PAC dinner last night, including Mayor Dennis Raines and his wife. The attendees enjoyed fine wine and delicious food at Rick Quinn's home at our annual event to celebrate PAC donors.

We would love to see you next year at the annual PAC dinner. Be sure to donate $250 or more to the PAC, helping us to create relationship with law makers in order to make your job and our industry better.

Habitat for Humanity and HBA Partner to Help Greer Family

Coming up in January, the HBA of Greenville and Habitat for Humanity of Greenville need your help! Your HBA has partnered with Habitat of Greenville to rehabilitate and weatherize a family's home in Greer. With donations and volunteers from HBA of Greenville members, we can knock this project out in a day or two. Some of the materials needed include doors, a mail box, kitchen appliances, and carpet. See below for the full list.

If you would like to help please call Crystal Yanes at the HBA office 864-254-0133 for more information.