Tuesday Toolbox - January 8, 2018
Dear HBA Members,

I feel privileged to accept the role of president of the HBA of the Grand Traverse Area (HBAGTA), and I am grateful to our 2018 President, Marcy Hurst and to our past presidents for their service and leadership. This past year, Marcy has been leading us through a unifying theme of “How can we make our HBA better in the future” and instituted the focus on what is best for OUR chapter with a plan our current board had formed. She had us especially concentrate on how to engage our members and keep value for future members.

Our HBA chapter has directed its efforts to workforce development for the upcoming year, and we are extremely excited to build on our partnership with the TBA Career Tech Center and Northwestern Michigan College. This year’s goal is to showcase our future generation with READ MORE
Dean Adams
2019 HBAGTA President
Bay Area Contracting
Expect to be Amazed!
With more exhibitor booths than ever before and the return of the popular and informative seminars, this year's Home EXPO delivers exceptional tips and trends from experienced building professionals.

Mark your calendars for January 19th & 20th!
Thank You to Our EXPO Sponsors!
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Face-To-Face with Your Code Officials
2015-2018 Interim Codes... Is It Really An Option?
Join us for lunch and learn from area code officials Rich Derks, Garfield Township Building Inspector and Bruce Remai, Director/Building Official Grand Traverse County Construction Code about the 2018 Interim Code Options.

Lunch & Learn

Thursday, January 17,2019
11:30 - 12:30, at the HBA Office

Only 20 seats are available!
Reserve your seat today and we will have lunch ready for you!
High Performance Building Class
Register Today!
This highly popular, year long class is back! Strickland Ewing & Associates and Kingsley Lumber & Hardware are your sponsors for this much anticipated class that brings you the latest information on the newest technology and products offered to build energy efficient homes.

The registration fee is only $150 for all 12 classes and includes all class materials. Also, for everyone who successfully completes the class, Kingsley Lumber will present you with a special $100 gift certificate!

Seating is limited to the first 20 people who sign up!
Register Today!

This class fulfills the code requirement for
continuing competency for licensed builders.
First Class is January 23, 2019
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
@ the HBA Office

HBA Members $150
For all 12 classes
Non-Members $200
For all 12 classes
We Would Love To Be Your Guest!
2019 GMM Hosting Opportunties
Hosting a General Membership Meeting is a great way to introduce or re-introduce yourself and your company to your fellow HBA members.

General Membership Meetings are held Sept.-May on the second Monday of the month with the exception of January.

Contact Judy at 231-946-2305 to reserve your month!
Building Skill Showdown in the News!
Record Eagle & The Ticker
The building competition between the Career Tech Center and Northwestern Michigan College has been featured in two recent news publications, the Record Eagle and the Ticker!

Catch up on the what's been happening by clicking the links below or visiting the Showdown webpage. Keep your eye out for other local news coverage on the Showdown!

Visit with the students and enter to win one of the 4 competing structures at the Home EXPO January 19th & 20th!
The local National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) extends a warm invitation to HBAGTA Members
Since 2014, The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have teamed up to hold the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the NKBA-owned Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), together known as Design & Construction Week® (DCW). The DCW has become the banner industry event focused on new ideas, products and technologies to design, build and remodel homes. While IBS and KBIS remain two separate and distinct shows, the combined expos host more than 2,000 exhibiting brands spanning over a million net square feet of exhibit space, making DCW the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry.
The NKBA Northern Michigan Chapter is extending an invitation to HBAGTA members to attend local events. See the Schedule Here. For more information, please contact Paige Maurer at paige@paigeleeinteriors.com or Carolyn Andrews at candrews@northernbuild.com.
Congratulations Junior!
Congratulations to longtime  Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area, Inc. member Junior  Van Dyke  on your retirement from Preston Feather Building Centers

Junior and his wife Sherri both retired just before the holidays and are enjoying a well deserved vacation in sunny Florida!

Enjoy the sunshine Junior!
CPR & First Aid Certification
January 25, 2019, 9am-3pm
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, January 25, 2019 / 9am-3pm
Lunch is Provided

Class Sponsorship
MIOSHA Scaffolds & Scaffold Platforms
January 29, 2019, 9am-4pm
The focus of this course will be on the most commonly used scaffolds in the construction industry including ground supported, suspended, mobile, and rough terrain forklift scaffolds. Instructors will review the regulations in Part 12, importance of training on hazards associated with scaffolds, and resources for employers who use scaffolding. Students will have opportunity to take part in an exercise using a scale model frame scaffold.

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 9am-4pm
Lunch is Provided

Class Sponsorship
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.

2018 Was a Very Good Year!
NAHB Takes a Look Back
As we say goodbye to 2018, let’s celebrate NAHB’s many achievements in the past year. We can’t list them all, but these are some of the most important.
HBA and member efforts to grow NAHB paid off with the addition of 2,000 new members nationwide, the best net improvement in more than a decade. What a great achievement! Thanks to all for the hard work and good will.

As if home building wasn’t already challenging, builders have been struggling with Read More
HBAM is Hard at Work for You!
Capitol Update
The Home Builders Association of Michigan works to positively promote the building industry and impact the legislative, regulatory and legal issues affecting housing affordability.

Their 12/21/18 newsletter will update you on issues that impact the home building industry, along with bigger issues as they move through the legislative process. Read More
New Members
All-Phase Electric Supply Co.
Aaron Tracey

Bearthooth Construction
Christofer Heiny

Britten Local
Lisa Carpenter
Douglas Water Conditioning
Ron Steward

Dovetail Custom Cabinetry
Rich Vieraeker

Extreme Cleaning Solutions
Maribeth Kinsley
Kenton Andreasson

John Hansen

Tailored Living of TC
Robert Zimmerman
Renewing Members
American Metal Roofs
Kelly Anderson

Asherpark Custom Homes
Uriah Petersen

Budget Blinds of TC
Lynn Altonen

Castles & Cabins, Inc.
Danial Anderson

Creative Solutions
Landscape and Trees
Tom Fabatz

Custom Coatings
Troy Teeple

Dan Brady Painting
Anthony Dell'Acqua

Eikenhout, Inc.
Charlie Leiby

Garage Door Services
Kyle Hartley

Hagan Construction
Matt Myers

Hastings Mutual Insurance
Mike Fox

Huron Electric
Steve Huron

J. Peterson Homes
Joel Peterson

Lakeshore Custom Homes
Chris Mason

Northwest Carpentry
Steve Eveleigh

Pella Windows & Doors
Trevor Mitchell

Pierre F. Ingold, Builder
Pierre Ingold

Priest Painting & Wallpapering
Doug Priest

Pro Builders, Inc.
Trevor Bristol

R W Popp Excavating, Inc.
Ronald Popp

Riggs Construction
Greg Riggs

Sean McCardel Construction
Sean McCardel

Svec Construction
Dennis Svec

Tim J. Schaub Construction
Tim Schaub

Traverse Homes
Henry Ramsby

Tri Gas Distributing Co.
David Overholt

Two Men & A Truck
Mara Crofoot

Wolverine Cabinet Co.
Jennifer Caplinger
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