Tuesday Toolbox - February 5, 2019
If You Read Anything Today, This Is It!
The HBA is ramping up for another successful year of providing value to members and supporting the residential building community in our 5-county area.

EDUCATION: A well-educated membership is the cornerstone of the home building industry, and with education being one of the foundations of our association, a variety of topics for professional development are offered throughout the year.

CODES & LEGISLATION is a hot topic for contractors! The HBAGTA has a committee made up of builders and home designers, keeping a pulse on the laws and bringing the information back to our members. Hint: Home Designers that are educated on the current codes can make the review process go a lot smoother.

DISCOUNTS: Did you know as a member you are eligible for $1,000 off
Judy Vajda, Executive Officer
1st General Membership Meeting of the Year!
February 11th, 5:00 p.m.
Join us for Showroom BINGO at Fox Grand Traverse and talk to representatives about the HBA Member discounts offered! We will also be recognizing our Milestone Members and announcing the EXPO Booth Contest winner!

The first 25 Primary or Affiliate Members who pre-register for the meeting, will receive an HBAGTA coffee mug when they sign-in at Monday's General MembershIp Meeting!
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HBA Members on the News
Keeping the Community Informed!
Joe Faunce of Northshore Exteriors was interviewed by TV 7&4 News on the dangers of ice dams and the destruction it can cause. Click here to view the article and go to the HBAGTA Facebook page to see pictures of the damage caused by ice dams.
MIOSHA Office Hours
with Jeremy Hidalgo
Stop in and ask our area MIOSHA CET Consultant anything! Did you ever wonder how to prevent accidents? What is OSHA 300? What are my options if I’m cited? You have questions, Jeremy has answers! 

Stop in the HBA office on February 14th, February 26th, and March 5th, between 11 & 1. We’ll have the coffee on! 
Click on the dates below to register.
Building Skills Showdown!
Supporting Workforce Development Efforts
If you didn't get your raffle tickets at the Home Expo, never fear! Raffle tickets are on sale now at the HBA office and will also be available at February's General Membership Meeting!

Don't miss your chance to win one of 4 structures in the Showdown between the Career Tech Construction Students and the Northwestern Michigan Construction Trades Students!

Catch up on the what's been happening by visiting the Showdown webpage.
The TBAISD Career Tech Center ’s entries are
multi-purpose cottage style structures.
The Northwest Michigan College entries are
infrared dry saunas with a changing area.
Get Ready!
Cook-Off Coming March 11th
The annual HBA Chili Cook-Off will be held at the March 11th General Membership Meeting at Infusion Kitchen & Bath.

More details coming soon!
MIOSHA 10-Hour Construction Course
Feb. 12th & 13th, 9am-4pm
This 10-hour program presents an overview of MIOSHA regulations for the construction industry. Detailed information is presented to enable the participant to develop an accident prevention plan as required. An overview of MIOSHA inspection procedures is presented, as well as the most frequently cited MIOSHA violations in the construction industry. 

Please register below or contact Debbie at 231-946-2305.

Feb. 12th & 13th / 9:00am-4:00pm

Lunch is Provided Both Days

Class Sponsorship
HERS Rating Class
Feb. 20th, 4:00-5:30 pm
The HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) in which a home built to the specifications of the HERS Reference Home (based) on the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code) scores a HERS Index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. The lower a home's score the more energy efficient it is in comparison to the HERS Reference Home.

Find out the why and how of achieving a great HERS score!

Please register below or contact Debbie at 231-946-2305.

Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 4:00-5:30 p.m .

Class Sponsorship
March 6, 7, & 8
"The HBA CAPS Certification course offers a wealth of information to any builder or other professional, interested in expanding their knowledge of incorporating spaces for seniors or anyone requiring additional accommodations, with the goal towards staying in their existing home. This valuable class can help improve your business for a growing market."   Mike McCumby, Saxton-McCumby Builders, Inc.

March 6th, 7th, & 8th, 9:00 - 5:00
Class Sponsorship
CPR & First Aid Certification
March 15th, 2pm-6pm
Are you prepared to handle most jobsite injuries? Do you know what to do in case of an emergency?

Join us for a course that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and peace of mind that you can handle worksite accidents and emergencies. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive the American Heart Association First Aid Certificate.

Please register below or contact Debbie at 231-946-2305.

Friday, March 15th, 2pm-6pm

Class Sponsorship
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Education Class Sponsorships Available
Show your support of the HBAGTA's dedication to one of our core values:
We know a well-educated membership is the cornerstone of the home building industry. We believe that the HBA has the possibility and opportunity to facilitate learning for every member and that every member has the obligation to acquire new knowledge, skills, values, and habits to support the communities perception of our industry.

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For More Class Offerings!
New Members
Builders FirstSource
David Derry

Builders FirstSource
Steve Wagner

Dovetail Custom Cabinetry
Tim Wingerden

Flaska Landscaping
Dustin Flaska
Foundation Building Materials
Craig Vyncke

Gosling Czubak
Engineering Sciences
Adam Biteman

Rob Schoonmaker

Mitchell Graphics
Ashley VanHouten
Paul Maurer General Contracting
Jim Harmeson

State Savings Bank
Kim Anderson

Tailored Living of TC
Jeremy St. John
Renewing Members
Agostinelli Builders
Nick Agostinelli

Ayers Basement Systems
Cathy Burke

B.J. Hopwood, Inc.
Brad Hopwood

Blue Bay Builders
Kevin McCarty

Capital Granite
Amy Wiles

Chemical Bank
Debbi Waisanen

Cherryland Electric
Tammy Squires

Dean Chamberlain, Builder
Dean Chamberlain

First Class Closets
Andrea Elliott

First Class Closets
Mark Zelinski
Geib Real Estate Ventures
Matt Geib

Geib Real Estate Ventures
Keena Davis

Great Northern Homes
Sean Duperron

Kerkstra Precast
Matt Vantol

Lakeshore Custom Homes
Tom Sparks

McNish Insurance Group
Jenny Craig

Mills Construction Service
Rodney Mills

Premier Custom Homes
Philip Beehler

Preston Feather
Jennifer Bard

Quartersawn Custom Carpentry
Matthew Belch
Render Construction
Eric Render

Shugart Builders
Ryan Walko

Shugart Builders
Todd McCorkle

Silverwood Enterprises
Matt Nemode

Stadel Media
Dennis Stadel

Surfaces Gallery
John Conrad

TC Insulating
Paul Anstett

The Concrete Service
Ted Roehrich

VDL Certified Public Accountants
Jeff Wood

Waara Technologies
Todd Waara
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