Tuesday Toolbox - March 5, 2019
Announcing the HBAGTA Foundation!
The HBAGTA is a Trade Association and recognized as a 501(c)6. In short, kind of like a non-profit for profit. A 501(c)3 was formed to focus efforts on charitable efforts with workforce development falling under this category. Grants can be received, and donations can be a tax deduction for donors. 

The Board of Directors of the newly formed Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area Foundation met for the first time in February to discuss and plan the Foundation's vision and direction
The Board includes: Scott Duensing of DesignCraft Homes, President; Marcy Hurst of MAC Custom Homes, Vice President; Ed Bailey of Northwestern Michigan College, Secretary; Terry Harper of Precision Plumbing and Heating, Treasurer; Dean Adams of Bay Area Contracting; Ed Beuerle of Northern Building Supply; Patrick Lamb of the TBA Career Tech Center; Rick MacKinnon of Andersen Windows; Caleb Norris of Norris Design Productions; Daniel Paulson of Daniel Paulson Builders; and Mike Tucker of Kingsley Lumber.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to advance sustainable careers in housing through fundraising, charitable contributions and workforce development.
General Membership Meeting & Chili Cook-Off!
March 11th, 4:30 p.m.
It's Chili Cook-Off Time! There are only 4 spots left for those chili chefs wanting to compete in our annual chili cook-off. The first 4 to contact Sara are in!

You won't want to miss our education segment presented by Kohler! Hear about the latest trends in plumbing and learn about Kohler's Builder Program for rebates and incentives!

Join us at Infusion Kitchen & Bath for a great night of chili, networking, and information!

To shorten the check-in time, please RSVP online , by email, or by calling the HBA office, 231-946-2305.

Monday, March 11th, 4:30 p.m.
@ Infusion Kitchen & Bath
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They're Back!
Members & Staff Attend IBS
Executive Officer  Judy Vajda , HBA President Dean Adams, and Past President  Marcy Hurst  attended the  International Builders' Show (IBS)  where they were working hard to learn all they could to share with our members to make the  HBAGTA  even stronger!

Find out more by attending the Recap Event at Northern Building Supply on March 13 th. See the details below.
MIOSHA Office Hours - TODAY!
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 today, March 5th, between 11 & 1. We’ll have the coffee on! 
Will You Be The Next Face of the HBAGTA?
Annual Award Nominations Are Now Open!
Will you be the next face of the HBAGTA? Annual membership award winners represent the HBAGTA throughout the year! Toot your own horn and nominate yourself or nominate a deserving HBA member. Winners will be announced at the May General Membership Meeting. Submit your application today!
Congratulations PB&J!
15 ADDY Awards - WOW!
HBAGTA member, PB&J won 15 awards at the recently held Great Lakes Bay Region ADDY Awards. The Traverse City ad agency won the most awards of any ad agency in the competition and was the only Traverse City firm to receive recognition. PB&J won six Gold, eight Silver and a Special Judge’s Award for copywriting.

They received recognition on behalf of several Traverse City clients, including HBAGTA members Northern Building Supply and Dan Brady Painting & Wood Restoration.

The ADDY Awards is a national competition that recognizes creative excellence in advertising and is the largest show of it's kind in the nation.

Congratulation to Karl Bastian and the PB&J team!
mPerks Deadline!
All It Takes Is A Phone Number
Just a reminder that the next Meijer Discount Registration date is Wednesday, March 6, 2019 with clip date of April 1, 2019 (no fooling). Members can register their telephone number at www.hbaofmichigan.com or directly to page https://hbaofmichigan.com/#/useful-links/meijer-discount-program

Please note that this is a members only program and employees are not allowed to register unless they are also members. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie or Judy, 231-946-2305.
Building Skills Showdown!
Supporting Workforce Development Efforts
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!

Raffle tickets are on sale now at the HBA office and will also be available at March's General Membership Meeting!

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.
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
MIOHSA Fall Protection
March 12th, 8:30am-4:00pm
Attendees at this training will review the MIOSHA Part 45, Construction Safety Standard for Fall Protection including the latest OSHA and MIOSHA interpretations. Examination of recent fatal falls in construction and discussion of the latest fall protection techniques for construction will be covered. This class will also cover fall exposures for residential construction and MIOSHA fall protection criteria.

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

Tuesday, March 12th, 8:30am-4:00pm

Class Sponsorship
March 20th, 4:00pm-5:30pm
The REScheck product group makes it fast and easy for builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes. REScheck also simplifies compliance determinations for building officials, plan checkers, and inspectors by allowing them to quickly determine if a low-rise residence meets the code.

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

Wednesday, March 20th, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Class Sponsorship
Click on the dates below to register.
Another Great Way to Market Your Company!
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
Beag Haus
Marc O'Grady

Brig Ricks
Burly Equipment

Endura Performance Homes
Terry Shields
Gosling Czubak Engineering
Doug Hula

Terry Peach

Premier Custom Homes
Molly Kerby
Platinum Construction & Design
Patrick Bard

W.I.N.K. Interior Design
Kirsten Pappas
Renewing Members
BAC Design Group
Marty Rhein

Bay Area Contracting
Dean Adams

Broad Condominium
Russell "Butch" Broad

Jerri Kindlinger
Broad Condominium

Budget Blinds of TC
Dave Pohlman

Calybr Homes
Brian Mohr

Certified Training Institute
Teri Francis

Chemical Bank
Marta Couturier

Coldwell Banker Schmidt
Ken Schmidt

Crystal Flash
Art Morales

D & W Mechanical
Jeff Aiken

D L H Builders
Ryan Hill
David Webster Construction
David Webster

David Webster Construction
James Schettek

Distinctive Glass
Keith Clous

Elmer's Crane & Dozer
Tonya Wildofon

Fitzmaurice-Garvin Insurance
David Kaplan

GeoFurnace Heating & Cooling
Rex Ambs

Grand Bay Building & Remodeling
Victor Lisabeth

Hagan Construction
Mark Hagan

Independent Bank
Gail Chambers

Kitchen Choreography
Michael Goodall

Leelanau Construction
Scott Corey Flaska

Jim Fongers
Mariage Roofing Company
John Kolarik

Moeller Builders
Nathan Moeller

Northwestern Michigan College
Dan Goodchild

O'Leary Paint
Ethan Smith

Packer Builders
Bill Packer

Paul Maurer Contracting
Brian Maurer

Paul Maurer Contracting
Paul Maurer

Priced Right Builders
Stefanie Burton

Shift Chiropractic
Dr. Kyle Konas

Simonis Custom Homes
Jeff Simonis

Union Home Mortgage
Colleen Mageau

Wanigan Corporation
Connie Nault
Chairman Update - March 2019
2 Key Victories!
2019 NAHB Chair Greg Ugalde, in a new video series, outlines two important victories that NAHB has secured for its members already this year:  the IRS waiving penalties associated with estimated quarterly tax filings  and a key victory in a  construction liability case supported by the NAHB Legal Action Fund.

NAHB is launching this new monthly video series to highlight how the association is addressing key issues impacting its members and delivering results that make a difference to their businesses’ bottom lines. The entire video series will be posted at   nahb.org/chairmans-update .
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