Thursday, February 2, 2012

Traveling to IBS?

Why not put your membership to use and take advantage of the discounts offered by NAHB's Member Advantage program?

Wyndham Hotel Group - 20% off the best available rate at over 6,500 hotels, resorts. Mention ID 8000002688 at time of reservation. 877.670.7088. Go to and click on the Wyndham logo to find out more.

Hertz - Up to 20% off on rental cars and FREE Gold Club membership. Use CDP# 51046. Visit and click on the Hertz logo to find out more information.

Avis - Up to 25% off rental cars at or call 800.331.1212 and use AWD code G572900

Budget - Up to 20% off rental cars at or call 800.283.4387 and use BCD code Z536900

When using these programs please identify yourself as a member of the National Association of Home Builders.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fusion Audio + Video to Host First Builder After Hours of 2012

The first HBA of Greenville Builder After Hours of 2012 is at Fusion Audio + Video.
  • Builder After Hours
  • Fusion Audio + Video, 119 N. Markley Street, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Thursday, February 2, 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Sponsor: Fusion Audio + Video
The Builder After Hours is a strictly social gathering. No business is conducted. The host and sponsor will make a few brief remarks, as will the HBA of Greenville president.

  • The menu for the event is as follows:
  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
  • Miniature Cuban Sandwiches
  • Sweet BBQ Pork Stuffed Petite Potatoes
  • Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Cheese
  • Chipolte Beef Quesadilla with Cilantro Crème
  • Cheese display with Crackers
  • Warm Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips
  • Sweet Iced tea and Lemonade
There will be various door prizes given away but you must be in attendance to win so don't miss this great evening of networking and fellowship, and a delicious meal.

To register for the Builder After Hours at Fusion Audio + Video, click here.

HBA of Greenville Shred Day is February 22, compliments of Shred360

HBA of Greenville members are invited to bring confidential documents, files and other sensitive information to your HBA Office for shredding.  All information will be shredded on-site and members are welcomed to witness the destruction of all materials.   Lunch will be served.

WHO: HBA of Greenville members wanting to safely dispose of sensitive materials.

* limit ten (10) boxes or bags per member company – paper materials only

WHAT: “Shred Day” – Shred360 will be providing COMPLIMENTARY on-site shredding of sensitive and personal information to help protect against identity theft.

* All material collected will be recycled.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

WHERE: HBA of Greenville Office located at 5 Creekside Park Court, Greenville, SC 29615 

LUNCH: While you are here, enjoy lunch!  Pizza and soft drinks will be served, compliments of your HBA of Greenville.

Shred, eat, and network.  Another benefit of membership in your HBA of Greenville.

Members are limited to ten (10) bags/boxes/bins of materials to be shredded. This allows Shred360 to service each member in a timely fashion.  Depending on volume of consumer material, Shred360 may make exceptions if there is adequate time to service a member with additional material.  Otherwise, members with more than ten (10) bags/boxes/bins are welcome to set up an appointment for Shred360 to service their needs at a future time.

Please, no plastic, glass, trash or other non-paper contaminants will be accepted for shredding.  Paperclips, staples, binders, and notebooks may be shreded.  Also, floppy and compact disks also may be shreded.
Cardboard also may be shreded, but members will be asked to take their boxes and/or bags with them after their documents have been shredded.

Shred360 is not responsible for information that is abandoned or left unattended by a member at the event prior to the shredding process.

All materials presented to Shred360 will be recycled to assure total and permanent destruction of all materials as well as to provide a benefit to the environment.  Shred360 is AAA-Certified onsite shredding company through the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID).

Monday, January 30, 2012


The South Carolina Home Builders Self Insurers Fund was named the National Association of Home Builders Associate Member Safety Program of the Year. The award will be presented on February 7 at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida. 

Your Home Builders Association of Greenville endorses the SIF and recommends it to our members as a source for your Worker's Compensation Insurance needs.

The Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE) recognizes NAHB member companies, workers, and other individuals for the excellent safety programs that make them leaders in the residential construction industry. The NAHB annually recognizes those who have worked to achieve exemplary safety and health in residential construction. There were more than 40 applicants for SAFE awards in 2011.

The SCHBSIF assists its members in providing safe work places by conducting safety training that is specific to the home building industry. It also provides on-site safety surveys for its more than eight hundred members. These surveys assist home builders and subcontractors in identifying hazards and provide them with recommendations for corrective actions that reduce the potential for injuries in the workplace.

NAHB: Remodeling Market Index Rises to Five-Year High

Remodeling sentiment rose to the highest level in five years, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter of 2011. Released today, the RMI increased to 46.6 in the fourth quarter from 41.7 in the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the RMI component measuring current market conditions rose to 48.4 from 43.0 in the previous quarter. The RMI component measuring future indicators of remodeling business was also positive, increasing to 44.8 from 40.4 in the previous quarter.

An RMI below 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is lower (compared to the prior quarter) than report it is higher. The overall RMI averages ratings of current remodeling activity with indicators of future activity.

“As more consumers remain in their homes rather than move in this economy, remodelers benefited from a gradual increase in home improvement activity, taking us to a five-year high,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob Peterson, CGR, CAPS, CGP, a remodeler from Ft. Collins, Colo. “2011 ended on a strong note for the remodeling industry.”

Current market conditions improved significantly in all four regions over the third quarter of 2011. The RMI reported higher market activity in two important categories: major additions 52.3 (from 45.2) and minor additions 50.1 (from 45.7).

Future market indicators in each region also experienced gains from the previous quarter. Two of the indices reported a level over 50: calls for bids at 50.7 (from 45.4) and appointments for proposals at 50.1 (from 43.3), while work committed for the next three months only rose to 31.5 (from 29.9).

“With several key components above 50, the latest RMI provides reason for guarded optimism going forward,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “The residential remodeling market has been improving gradually, mirroring the trend in other segments of the housing market. Stringent lending requirements and economic uncertainty continue to be a drag on demand, but we expect a modest growth in remodeling activity to continue throughout 2012.”