Schedule of Events

7 - Holiday Party Great Hall
13 - Home and Garden Show Committee
15 - Membership Committee
15-Membership Directory 
information Due
20 - Board of Directors
26-30 Office Closed

Merry Christmas,
Jodi and Bev

10-12 NAHB winter Board and IBS, Orlando, FL
10 - Home and Garden Show Committee
17 - Board of Directors
18 - Remoders Council Roundtable
19 - Membership Committee Meeting
19 - Parade of Homes Committee
26 - Trades Fundraiser

Just a friendly Reminder if you have not sent us your Membership Directory Information the Deadline is
 December 15, 2016.  
Event Flyers & RSVP Forms

Remodelors Council Roundtable
January 18, 2017

Trades Fundraiser
January 26, 2017

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) 8 hour course
March 20, 2017

Lead Refresher for Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) 4 hour course
March 21, 2017

Continuing Education Seminar for 
Experienced Builders
March 28, 2017 

Continuing Education Seminar for 
Experienced Builders
April 11, 2017

New Residential Builders License Course
May 1&2 - 15,16,17

Continuing Education Seminar for 
Experienced Builders
May 9, 2017

Welcome New Member!

Blasy Electric, Inc.

Membership Renewals - Thank you!

Comfort Guard Home Improvements, Inc.*
Member Since - 2008

Rose Construction LLC*
Member Since - 2015

INS Insulation Installation*
Member Since - 2010

Laskape Design and Landscape, Inc.*
Member Since - 2012

Designed by Julie LLC*
Member Since - 2009

Garber Chevrolet*
Member Since - 2012

Artisans Landscaping & Design, Inc*
Member Since - 2011

Four Seasons Windows & Remodeling*
 Member Since - 2012

360 Painting*
Member Since - 2014

*Donated to Friends of Housing

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Executive Officer's Message

Overtime Labor Rule NOT Going into Effect-By now you should have seen communication from several sources, including NAHB, indicating that a federal judge in Texas imposed an injunction on the new rule that was set to go into effect on December 1st. 
This is a major win for NAHB and other business organizations. Stay tuned.  The matter is not 100% resolved by any means, but there is at least a temporary reprieve.  Bob Filka, HBA of MI CEO
This is a huge victory and a PERFECT TALKING point when asking people to become a member of the Home Builders Association.  There are strength in numbers, just like the National Rifle Association, and this proves the value of membership dollars at work.
Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy holiday season!
State Update
From Bob Filka - HBA MI CEO
12,000 New Construction Jobs in Michigan over Next 24 Months-
The University of Michigan's annual economic forecast (released last week) indicates that roughly 92,000 new jobs will be created in our state over the next two years.  Further, they indicated that more than 13% of these new jobs will be in construction.  I know some of you are still struggling to get educators, counselors and others to believe there are real opportunities in our industry.  Of course they can also Google HBA Construction Careers and see real life examples of positions that are open around the state.

Ways to $ave
Get Going with GETZ'S
Getz's, one of the largest online Carhartt distributors in the United States, has teamed up with the HBA of Michigan to present members with discounted prices on brands like Carhartt, Wrangler and Keen Utility.

In addition, all discounted prices run with current promotions. The current promotion is a free Carhartt hat and $20 Carhartt bucks for future purchase when you purchase $99 of merchandise.

Need to brand or personalize your safety clothing? Getz's has partners throughout the nation who can quickly personalize through embroidery or screening nearly any item to your specs.

Go to and enter code HBAM2016 to start saving.

Please contact Diana Dixon if you have any questions.

Registration Deadline December 6
Register here for the Meijer Mperks 10 percent general merchandise discount by December 6, 2016 for the quarter beginning January 1.

You must have a Meijer Mperks account to obtain the discount. Members that have previously registered will automatically be registered for the next quarter.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact Diana Dixon.

News From National
on November 23, 2016 

In a victory for NAHB, a federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 granted a preliminary injunction to delay implementation of the Department of Labor's new overtime rule. The rule, which was scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, would double the minimum salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476.

NAHB joined other business groups in filing a legal challenge to the overtime rule on Sept. 20. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. In addition, 21 states have also filed suit challenging the rule and the two lawsuits have been consolidated. The parties have filed motions for a summary judgment.
While the injunction is only temporary, the ruling by Judge Amos Mazzant sent a strong signal that he could likely side with NAHB and our business coalition.

"The State Plaintiffs have shown a likelihood of success on the merits because the Final Rule exceeds the Department's authority," Mazzant wrote in his opinion.
Working with House and Senate lawmakers and members of our business coalition, the  Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity, NAHB has been leading the effort to mitigate the effects of the overtime rule. In addition to the lawsuit, the association is asking Congress to phase-in the new salary requirements, as well as provide permanent relief from the rule's provision to automatically update the salary threshold every three years.

As NAHB keeps working toward permanent relief, the association will continue to  provide members with the tools they need to comply with the new overtime requirements in the event that the court rules against NAHB, our business coalition and the 21 state attorneys general.
For more information, contact  Felicia Watson at 800-368-5242 x8229 or   Suzanne Beall at x8407.

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