Friday, April 15, 2016

Greenville County Schools to Host a Job Fair--Industry Leaders Wanted

With the Greenville County School district's "Graduation Plus" initiative, students are taking important steps toward career awareness and planning to ensure they are prepared for post-graduation. GCS is hosting a career fair to allow students to explore many career paths in one setting. 
The school is seeking housing industry professionals from the Greenville area to showcase their companies and job opportunities through hands-on demonstrations and discussions. Representatives' roles will be to speak with students about jobs/opportunities in their industry including the required education/training and salary ranges, and to share why they chose this field. The fair will take place May 2-3rd at the TD Convention Center from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and your HBA is seeking interested professionals who would like to help. Please contact Crystal Yanes at (864) 254-0133 for more information and to sign up.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Diversity in Design & Construction

Friends of the Home Builders Association, Women in Architecture, would like to invite all those interested to a Diversity in Design & Construction event, with guest speaker Dr. Kinneil Coltman, the Chief Diversity Officer at Greenville Hospital System. The event will be held at the GBS Showroom (103 Old Mill Road, Greenville, SC 29607) on May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by May 5 here.

Access Exclusive Pricing from Airgas and More with National Purchasing Partners

Airgas, one of the nation's leading single-source suppliers of industrial gases, welding supplies, and safety equipment, offers National Purchasing Partners exclusive pricing on a variety of items commonly used in the building industry.

The partnership with Airgas is one of the newer opportunities for saving, but there are countless other companies with whom you can save, simply by being a member of the Home Builders Association of Greenville. Expedia, Best Buy, Verizon, Office Depot, My Auto Loan, and more, offer significant discounts to members.

Through your membership with the National Purchasing Partners, you and your employees can make purchases from an NPP supplier and immediately see the savings. Whether you're purchasing a hotel stay, a new pair of shades, or a tablet, the savings are clear.

To share these offers with your employees, simply forward these steps to them:
  • Visit
  • Click on "Join Now," select "Employee."
  • Enter your corporate email address or your member ID and Passcode
  • Fill out the form

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Home Builders Association of Spartanburg Needs Showcase Judges

The Home Builders Association of Spartanburg will host its annual Showcase Awards May 9, 2016.  Judging will take place May 9 and a few more judges are needed to help determine the winners. If interested, please email as soon as possible.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Welcome to our newest SMC Members

Your Home Builders Association of Greenville and Sales and Marketing Council of the Upstate is proud to welcome:
Sandra Soba with Keller Williams
Patrick Jones with Keller Williams
Jennifer Smith with Gateway Supply
Dona Sero with D.R. Horton
Joshua Smith with D.R. Horton
Shobha Vyavahase with D.R. Horton
Tonya Lambrecht with Ryan Homes
Jessica Smith with Dillard- Jones Builders

2016 HBA of Greenville Golf Classic sponsored by GBS Building Supply.

The HBA of Greenville will host its annual Golf Classic on Thursday, May 5th at The Preserve at Verdae Golf Course. The event is sponsored by GBS Building Supply and presenting sponsor Piedmont Natural Gas ,presenting sponsor. The Golf Classic is Captain's Choice Format and will have a Shotgun Start at 11:30 am lunch will be provided for each registered player and there will be an awards banquet at the end of the tournament sponsored by Pestban.  There will also be a chance to win a NEW GM vehicle provided by Kevin Whitaker at the Hole in One.

Don't miss out on all the Cinco De Mayo fun! There are still team and sponsorship opportunities available, please call the HBA office if you would like to participate.

Volunteers NEEDED: We also have a need for volunteers if you would like to help please contact the HBA office at 864-254-0133 or email Crystal Yanes at or sign up to volunteer by clicking here

Savings, Discounts — and Shiny Cars

When a local car dealer hosted a speed-networking event for the Home Builders Association of Hilton Head, South Carolina, it was more than a great opportunity for builders and trade partners to get together for a little wheeling and dealing.

It was also a way to showcase the products of one of National Association of Home Builders' newest affinity partners, Fiat Chrysler Auto, which allows Home Builders Association of Greenville members to enjoy a $500 cash allowance on Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles.

As members crowded the dealership to chat and do a little horse trading, they were also eyeing the shiny models on the showroom floor.

The discounts available through the NAHB Member Advantage program run the gamut from cars and trucks to computers and other consumer goods as well as warranty and insurance programs.

And these are not insignificant savings: Home Builders Association of Greenville membership means an additional 2% off Lowe’s ProServices and free shipping for large orders. In fact, the average savings in the Lowe’s program amounted to $1,700 per member in 2015.

Builders and remodelers are also signing up for the specialized support now available only to Home Builders Association of Greenville members through a new strategic alliance with Houzz that includes a free profile adorned with your membership badge.

“Our members know about the value of National Association of Home Builders great advocacy work and education programs,” said National Association of Home Builders chief marketing officer Lakisha Woods. “But this is a different kind of value: money back, and discounts mean actual dollars in your pocket.”

Download a complete list of discounts to see the savings available.