April 2018 Newsletter
Members, this month we are welcoming Central Community College and Kearney High to our General Membership Meeting. They will be introducing the new Junior Summer Experience Program that they are creating together. Also, CCC will update us on the new Construction position/program and KHS will be touch on their Skilled and Technical Sciences Community.

Thank you Jake Greder and the crew at Midway for hosting, presenting and sponsoring the meal at the March meeting. Be sure to THANK Jake again the next time you see him. And be sure to stop out at Midway to look at their selection of vehicles, discounts available and the perks of purchasing from Midway!
Central Community College/Kearney High School
Kearney Concrete Co. (315 S Railroad St.)

04/17/18 6:30pm - 04/17/18 8:30pm

$15 per person. If you are RSVP'ing for more than yourself, please email the count to Diane at buildkearney@gmail.com.
I'll be there!
I can't make it
April 17
Membership Meeting
6:30 pm
Kearney Concrete Co.

May 1- July 31
Membership Drive

May 15
Annual Shoot
5:30 pm
Fort Kearny Shooting Range

June 19
Membership Meeting
6:30 pm
Kearney Crete and Block

January 11-13, 2019
Kearney Home Show

February 19-21, 2019
International Builders Show
Las Vegas
Letter from the President

Weather makes us a little “itchy” for digging, pouring, framing, and landscaping…But it is Nebraska!
National indicators are predicting a very busy year for building and remodeling. Threats of trade wars and retaliation make the price of materials a real concern and bidding a scary endeavor. Statewide, our
Nebraska lawmakers will be returning home this month and very little at that level is of concern to our membership. There are a few things that didn’t make it through Committee this year that we will want
to keep an eye on if they resurface next year. That is one value of KABA membership—an opportunity to be part of the legislative conversation.

The City of Kearney is vibrant and the efforts of the Housing Study Taskforce have been productive. As a member of the Planning Commission and that Taskforce, I have seen some progressive ideas…just
nothing moving forward quickly. I will keep you informed.

KABA’s efforts along the education focus have made great progress this past year! Both scholarship students are doing well at CCC and Kearney’s new CCC location is bringing construction classes to Kearney and working with KABA’s Educational Committee to create an awesome High School Junior “Internship” experience for Kearney students and our KABA members. We will be presenting the details on that soon.

Long term weather forecast looks good for our meeting this month. See you there.

Tami Moore
KABA President
member pic
Jackson Construction
Jacobi's Carpet One
Kearney Concrete Co. Inc.

Visit our complete membership directory on our website.
Our annual Membership Drive begins May 1. The member who brings in the most new Builder/Associate Members will win a FREE membership to KABA. $420 value
NAHB Members are pre-approved to join the Houzz Trade Program. Visit www.houzz.com/trade-program to sign up or email us at tradesupport@houzz.com.
Start saving up to 50% on vanities, tile, hardware, plumbing fixtures and more. Get free support from a dedicated account manager that can help you with design, product sourcing and order management.
General Motors Fleet is pleased to offer NAHB Members a Private Offer of up to $1,000 (1) towards the purchase or lease of select new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles. You can add on compatible incentives from the National Fleet Purchase Program (2) and Business Choice (3) to get the best value on vehicles that run your business.
Example offer for NAHB members who are business owners and purchasing a 2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo Van: $1,000 Private Offer(1) + $3,750 National Fleet Purchase Program(2) + $1,200 Upfit Cash Allowance(3) = $5,950 Potential Value.
For a limited time, NAHB members who purchase a new Chevrolet Express or GMC Savana customized with an Adrian Steel upfit valued at $2,500 or more, can receive an all new Tech Desk (4) during Adrian Steel's Upfit Days. This offer is available exclusively through your local Chevrolet or GMC dealer on Express or Savana vans purchased between 3/1 and 4/30.
Local HBA
May 15
5:30-7:30 pm - Shoot 
7:30 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Short presentation by Membership Committee

Our annual Membership Drive begins May 1 and will go through July 31. The Shoot is a great way to get potential new members interested in joining our association. Please bring a guest who might be interested in joining KABA to the Shoot May 15.
Best wishes to Jack and Janice as they begin their new adventure. As long time members, Jack and Janice have been active volunteers serving on committees, helping during events and attending our monthly meetings. KABA hopes you will continue to be active in our association as honorary members.
Congratulations Pat Slack for becoming the new owner of Century 21 Midlands. Good luck on your new path.
In the spring of 2017, graduating high school seniors, Dakota Franks of Kearney and Pedro Nunez of Gibbon were selected to receive an educational grant from KABA. 

In return for their employment by a KABA member for the duration of their education and for one full year after completing an Associates Degree in construction from a Nebraska State Community College (both of which are attending Central Community College), all tuition unpaid by other grants and scholarships will be paid through the National Home Builders of America's grant secured by KABA.
Kearney High School
KABA’s Educational Committee is working to create a High School Junior “Internship” experience for Kearney students and our KABA members. The committee will be working with both CCC and KHS to get this experience available to the students.

Dakota Franks
Kearney High
Full Tuition Scholarship- CCC
Pedro Nunez Jr.
Gibbon High
Full Tuition Scholarship - CCC
Who will be the lucky recipient to the KABA Scholarship for 2018?
Stay tuned...
PO BOX 247
Kearney, NE 68848