Friday, June 17, 2016


Congratulations to Barbra and James Speer on the birth of their baby girl, Lauren Kate Speer! She was born on May 25th and is the fourth child for the happy couple. Both mom and baby are doing well and we wish you all the best!

James and his wife Barbra celebrate Carson Speer Builders' win at the Bridge Awards in March.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Resources for Complying with Lead Paint Rule

The National Association of Home Builders has developed two new documents to help members comply with the Environmental Protection Agency Lead; Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. The first document addresses inspections and the second tackles recertification.

RRP Inspections – What to Expect is based on a guidance document released in May for inspectors who conduct inspections or audits to monitor compliance with the RRP rule.

RRP Certification/Recertification Q&A is an updated resource compiling information on firm and individual renovator certification and training requirements, including recent Environmental Protection Agency action that modified the requirements of the refresher training which certified renovators must take to maintain their certifications.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Don't Forget--New Member Reception and Meet the Board Tomorrow !

This Tuesday, June 14th, your Home Builders Association of Greenville will be hosting a New Member Reception and Meet the Board at our office, sponsored by Pestban. The event is a great chance for new and potential members to meet our Board of Directors, staff, and other members to hear why joining the Home Builders Association is beneficial for your business. If you have questions about the event contact the Home Builders Association at (864) 254-0133 or find out more about joining on our website,

You're invited!
Tuesday, June 14th
5:30-7 p.m.
Home Builders Association office
at 5 Creekside Park Ct
Greenville, SC 29615


2015 Building Codes Adoption

The list of modifications to the 2015 editions of the International Code series has completed the legislative process as required by law. The projected date for implementation is July 1, 2016. Any projects that have permit approval prior to July 1, 2016 may be completed using the 2012 series. I want to thank the members of the HBA Building Codes Committee for their hard work to modify the code. Their work has allowed a much more manageable code to be implemented in S.C.

List of the modifications to the 2015 Building Codes

Your HBA's Legislative Efforts Save You Money, More

In 2016, your Home Builders Association worked diligently to advance the issues most important to our members. The HBA was actively engaged in more than 170 bills during the 2015-16 legislative session to promote and protect the vital work of home builders and developers across South Carolina. 

Our efforts included:
  • Successfully opposed mandated residential fire sprinklers in the building code: Over $180 million in annual savings;
  • Supported a budget proviso for state-specific high wind and seismic zone mapping: Over $150 million in annual savings;
  • Passed one-year Multiple Lot Property Tax Discount extension: $1.9 million in annual savings;
  • Supported a bill that prohibits the abusive actions of entities commonly known as "patent trolls:" More than $500,000 annually.
These items along with other legislative and regulatory issues including building and energy codes, Home Owners Assocation reform, storm-water and septic tank policies and impact fees created a total savings of over $400 million for 2016 alone! That is a savings to S.C. homeowners of more than $14,285 per house in unnecessary regulatory costs. This success is is attributed to you, our members...Thank you!

Your HBA influences government on all levels. Our goal is to protect affordable housing and to stop needless regulatory costs, which ultimately trickles down and affects everyone who works in the home.

If you know someone who makes their living in the construction industry, but is not a member, ask them why. Keep our industry strong and ask that they join the HBA today to make sure they have a job tomorrow!