Southern Nevada Home Builders Association
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Jan. 19, 2017
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January 25 
Land Use Committee
8 a.m.
SNHBA office

February 9
'Builder Breakfast' Membership Meeting
  7:30 a.m.
Orleans Hotel
Conference Center

February 14

Codes Committee
1 p.m.
SNHBA office

February 21
Community Planning and Infrastructure Committee
8:30 a.m.
SNHBA office

February 21
Promotion Committee
2:30 p.m.
SNHBA office

February 21

Sales and Marketing Committee
3:30 p.m.
SNHBA office

March 7
"Bowling Night" Membership Mixer
5:30 p.m.
Orleans Hotel
Bowling Center

April 1
Silver Nugget Awards
6 p.m.
Red Rock Resort

April 21-23
Real Estate Expo
Las Vegas
Orleans Arena

April 27
SNHBA Night at the 51s baseball game, benefiting HomeAid Southern Nevada
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Cashman Field Downtown

May 12
SNHBA Spring Golf Tournament
6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Paiute Golf Resort

May 18
Membership Networking Mixer, hosted by Closets Las Vegas
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Closets Las Vegas

September 27
"Turn the Tables" Night - Associate Member Appreciation Networking Mixer
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Orleans Hotel
Conference Center

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Registration has begun for the association's "Builder Breakfast" Membership Networking Meeting, which is set for 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Thursday, February 9 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.

More than 50 SNHBA members have already registered since registration opened on Wednesday. The association anticipates that about 200 members will attend the breakfast meeting.

A panel of SNHBA builder members will discuss the local upscale housing market.

The panelists are:

- Steve Drew of Discovery Builders Nevada;
- Steve Jones of Merlin Contracting;
- Tom McCormick of Touchstone Living;
- Frank Wyatt of Pinnacle Homes.

If you are interested in sponsoring the "Builder Breakfast," please contact Monica Caruso at Click here for the sponsorship information form.

SNHBA member and lobbyist Josh Hicks discusses the upcoming Nevada legislative session at membership meeting.

More than 100 SNHBA members packed the room for the association's members-only Membership Networking Luncheon, featuring special guest speaker, member and lobbyist Josh Hicks, a partner in the law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, on January 11 at the Sierra Gold Banquet Room.

Hicks discussed the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature, which begins on February 6.

SNHBA salutes the luncheon sponsor:

calendar-banner.jpg Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the association's events for members in 2017.

A variety of meetings and events are already scheduled. Watch your Inbox for additional details and the launch of registration.

February 9 - "Builder Breakfast" Membership Networking Meeting - Orleans Hotel Conference Center

March 7 - "SNHBA Bowling Night" Membership Networking Meeting - Orleans Hotel Bowling Center

April 1 - Sliver Nugget Awards - Red Rock Resort

April 21-23 - Real Estate Expo Las Vegas - Orleans Arena

April 27 - SNHBA Night at the Las Vegas 51s baseball game, benefiting HomeAid Southern Nevada

May 12 - SNHBA Spring Builders Golf Classic - Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

May 18 - SNHBA Membership Mixer, hosted by Closets Las Vegas, to benefit HomeAid Southern Nevada

September 27 - "Turn the Tables" Night - Associate Member Appreciation Networking Mixer - Orleans Hotel Conference Center
The SNHBA Spring Builders Golf Classic tournament, a major fundraising event for the association's operating budget, is scheduled for Friday, May 12 at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort in northwest Las Vegas.

Player registration and sponsorship sales will begin in early February. Please watch your email Inbox for additional details as they become available. Also, updates will be posted by early February on the Golf Tournaments page at the association's website, 
PWB members are pictured in the Tasting Room at Ethel M Chocolates

PWB members gathered at the Tasting Room at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Henderson on December 15 to sample fine chocolates and enjoy the holiday atmosphere at the popular local attraction.

The chapter has scheduled a Planning Meeting for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, January 21 at the office of Blue Heron, 4675 W. Teco Ave #250, Las Vegas, 89118.

The NAHB Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) is the voice of women in the building industry, dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting members at the local, state and national levels. Through education, professional development and networking opportunities, PWB helps members acquire and develop valuable leadership and business management skills that boost career success. Also, the council offers various national recognition programs, scholarships and awards.

For more information about the PWB chapter, contact Holly Nostro at

Click here to visit the chapter's website.  
SNHBA and the Las Vegas Review-Journal present the 2017 Silver Nugget Awards, a program of SNHBA and the R-J to honor excellence in the local homebuilding industry.

All entry submissions must be received by Friday, January 20.

The Silver Nugget Awards dinner and presentation is set for April 1 at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino. For more information about the Silver Nugget Awards, please contact Holly Nostro at  

The January issue of Nevada Business: The Decision Makers Magazine featured a special supplement about SNHBA and its HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter.

The association received 1,000 copies of the supplement to use for informational and promotional purposes. The supplement provides information about SNHBA and HomeAid - who we are and what we do.


The association's government affairs department is working on many issues of importance to its members, the industry and homebuyers.

The Las Vegas City Council and the Clark County Commission recently took steps to adopt an interlocal agreement to impose new zoning and density requirements in areas in the northwest valley. Also, the agreement provides for delivery of sewer service to areas outside city limits for fees and rates that do not exceed those paid by city developers and residents. Click here to read the agreement, and click here to view the new map that outlines annexable and non-annexable parcels, as well as new density restrictions. There will be no new commercial development allowed in the area. Work on this issue continues in January.

The association submitted to local jurisdictions in December a request to amend floor receptacle outlets. Click here to read the request. The jurisdictions had no objection to the amendment, as submitted, as an alternate method, pending full approval in several weeks. Click here for the drawing.

The association's government affairs staff and members of the Legislative Committee are already hard at work preparing for the 2017 Nevada Legislature, which opens on Monday, February 6. SNHBA members who are interested in serving on the Legislative Committee should contact Government Affairs Director Matt Walker at  
SNHBA has welcomed the following new members to the association. Please welcome them when you meet them at an upcoming event. Details about new members are posted in the members-only Members Zone at Contact Holly Nostro at for username and password to access the site.

- Garo Injasoulian - Customized Safety and Quality Solutions
- Steve Drew - Discovery Builders Nevada
- Joe Haun - HAUNTEC Civil Engineering Services
- Carmen Iovino - Topnotch Services Inc


SNHBA salutes member Claire DeJesus for bringing in more than 13 new members to the association. Claire is a member of the prestigious NAHB Spike Club because of her efforts to bring in new members and retain existing members. She was the "Top Recruiter - New Members" in the 2015 NAHB Membership Competition.

Claire is magazine publisher at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She has been an active and engaged member of the association since she joined the R-J in 2001. She was elected to the board of directors in 2013; she serves as chairperson of the Promotion Committee; she's a member of the Sales and Marketing Committee. In addition, she's been supportive of the association's membership activities and events, especially the two annual golf tournaments and the Silver Nugget Awards' program. She was named "Associate Member of the Year" in 2013 and 2014 for her outstanding and exemplary service to the association and the homebuilding industry. Claire is also involved with Southern Nevada Pug Rescue and the Nathan Adelson Hospice.

Thank you, Claire!   
The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR) promoted longtime association executive Wendy DiVecchio to serve as chief executive officer. Previously, she was GLVAR's director of operations. She has been serving as GLVAR's interim CEO since former CEO Michele Caprio left the association in early December to move back to her home state of Rhode Island. DiVecchio has worked for GLVAR for 17 years. Click here to read the full announcement.

The Henderson City Council appointed Dan Stewart to fill the vacant Ward 4 council seat after considering applications from a total of 19 applicants, three of whom withdrew their applications prior to the final decision by the council. Stewart has been a resident of Henderson since 1979. Previously, he served as vice-chair of the city's Planning Commission. Click here to read the full announcement.

The city of Henderson will implement its new permit management software system on March 6. Companies must register a new account in order to review permit status, pay fees online and/or schedule inspections. The early registration period is February 6-22. The city will offer training sessions January 25 and 26 at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Click here for the details. Please contact Christopher Barnes at if you have any questions or want more information.

The city of Henderson now requires that all meter box lids accommodate new and old touch read meter sensors. Click here for the details. Please contact Akash Sehdev, P.E., at (702) 267-2543 if you have questions or want more information. 
trophy_isolated_gold.jpg The International Accreditation Service has bestowed its IAS Fire Prevention and Life Safety Department designation on the Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention. The presentation was made during the International Code Council Annual Conference in Kansas City. Clark County is the first municipal government in Nevada to achieve this IAS accreditation, which recognizes fire and safety departments that have demonstrated technical competence, efficiency and effectiveness, based on compliance with national standards and best practices.  

The National Association of Home Builders, of which SNHBA is a longtime affiliate, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017. 
For three-quarters of a century, NAHB has been dedicated to serving its members and helping ensure that every American has the opportunity to achieve the dream of owning a home.

Throughout the year, NAHB is commemorating this milestone by honoring several decades of significant achievements and noteworthy progress in homebuilding.

NAHB has invited its members to join in the celebration by posting their milestones, large or small, on the association's 75th Anniversary section of the website. Click here for more information.
SNHBA and its HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter salute our good member, Bob Glennon, and his team at Las Vegas Flag & Sign, for the generous contribution of this photo collage featuring HomeAid Southern Nevada projects and events. This is an outstanding addition to the office, and promotes the remarkable efforts of our HomeAid chapter. Thank you, Bob!

HomeAid Southern Nevada has rolled out registration and sponsorship sales for its popular fundraising event, the 4th Annual "Target Homelessness Sporting Clay Shootout."

The event is a joint effort by HomeAid and the Nevada Subcontractors Association to raise funds to benefit the homeless in our community.

Target Homelessness is set for Friday, March 3 at the Pro-Gun Club, 12801 Old U.S. Hwy 95 in Boulder City. Click here for more information about 2017 Target Homelessness.  

For more information about HomeAid Southern Nevada and its activities, please contact Executive Director Caitlin Shea at or click here to visit the chapter's website.

HomeAid Southern Nevada is the official outreach partner
of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

HomeAid Southern Nevada Mission Statement:
Building new lives for Southern Nevada's homeless men, women and children through housing and community outreach.

The National Association of Home Builders has a large selection of educational offerings for members. The On Demand program includes courses such as " Customer Service," the " Basics of Building" and the " Certified New Home Sales Professional" classes offered for the CSP designation. Webinars include " How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection," " OSHA Fall Protection," and " What Employers Need to Know to Comply with the Health Care Reform Law." Click here for more information about NAHB education.

The Silver State Fair Housing Council will offer its " ABCs of Fair Housing" training geared for real estate and property management professionals from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, February 15 at the Financial Guidance Center-Education Center, 2660 S. Jones Blvd. Topics will include: Fair Housing basics, families, advertising and persons with disabilities. The cost is $20 per person. Click here for the flyer with more information and instructions to register.

EduCode 2017, a major building industry conference, is scheduled for March 20-24 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.

Click here for more information about EduCode and to register.

The 8th Annual GREENFest is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at Downtown Summerlin. The popular environmental fair is conducted annually in conjunction with Earth Day. Click here for additional information about GREENFest.

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Builder Brief is a newsletter for the homebuilding industry in Las Vegas, NV, and is a publication of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, 4175 S. Riley St., Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89147.

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