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April 1
Silver Nugget Awards
Dinner & Presentation

6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Red Rock Resort

April 5
US VETS Kitchen Dedication Ceremony
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
525 E. Bonanza Road

April 11
Codes Committee
9 a.m.
SNHBA office

April 18

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

April 18
Promotion Committee
2:30 p.m.
SNHBA office

April 18
Sales and Marketing Committee
3:30 p.m.
SNHBA office

April 21-23

Real Estate Expo
Las Vegas
Orleans Arena

April 26
Land Use Committee
8 a.m.
SNHBA office

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, hosted by Security National Mortgage Co.
6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Paiute Golf Resort

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

June 8
"Nat Hodgson Roast" Membership Dinner
5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Orleans Hotel
Conference Center

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

October 13
SNHBA Fall Golf Tournament
Angel Park Golf Course
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Time is running out to RSVP for the 2017 Silver Nugget Awards, a joint program of the association and member, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to honor the best and brightest in the local homebuilding industry.

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 1 at the Red Rock Resort. Ticket prices are $125 per person; $1,250 for a table.

More than 300 SNHBA members and special guests have registered to attend the Silver Nugget Awards dinner and presentation. If you haven't registered already, please register now.

The finalist companies are:  
American West Development, DR Horton, KB Home, Pardee Homes, Pulte Homes, Summerlin/The Howard Hughes Corp., The LandWell Co., Richmond American Homes, Sun West Custom Homes, Toll Brothers and William Lyon Homes. Click here for the list of finalists in the more than 30 categories.

Randy Black Sr. 
Also, the association will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Past President Randy Black Sr. 

In 1977, Black established Diversified Interests, a real estate development, property management and brokerage service based in Las Vegas. He is also the owner of Clear River LLC., a fully licensed medical marijuana company.

The company built more than 3,400 single-family homes and condominium units in metropolitan Las Vegas. Black distinguished himself as a developer of affordable homes for first-time homebuyers. SNHBA members elected him to the board of directors in the 1990s, and he was president of the association in 2000.  

SNHBA salutes the Silver Nugget Awards sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor: Southwest Gas Corp.
Silver Sponsors: Cooper Roofing & Solar, Hirschi Masonry, Summerlin
Jade Sponsors: American West Homes, imortgage, KB Home, Pulte Group and Richmond American Homes
Opal Sponsors: All Western Mortgage, Applied Analysis/SalesTraq, NV Energy and Pardee Homes
Entertainment Sponsor: Zonda/Meyers Research
Pre-Party Sponsor: New American Funding
Program Sponsor: First American Title Co.
Invitation Sponsor: CEMEX
Award Sponsor: Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations
Centerpiece Sponsor: USI - Silver State Specialties
Wine Sponsor: Nevada Builder Trade In Program
Affiliate Sponsors: Alpha Landscapes and Sierra Air Conditioning
Country singer Rodney Atkins 
SNHBA and industry partners are pleased to present the 2nd annual Real Estate Expo Las Vegas, an event
designed to benefit homebuilding and real estate industry professionals, would-be homebuyers, investors, boomerang buyers and those who are interested in real estate. The Expo is open and free to the public.

The program begins the evening of Thursday, April 20 with a VIP dinner and " Back the Badge" concert, featuring country singer, Rodney Atkins, to benefit local law enforcement 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations, in particular, the Injured Police Officers Fund of Las Vegas and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S).

Registrants can opt to sign up for the VIP dinner and concert, with prices ranging from $150 to $250 per person; or just the concert, which is priced at $21.11 plus fees per person.

Click here for more information about this event and to purchase tickets.

Home Builders Research of Las Vegas' " 2017 Housing Outlook" presentation is scheduled for the morning of Friday, April 21. HBR will present information about economic conditions in the local housing market, including a significant amount of statistical data.

Special guest speakers will be North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee,  Tim Sullivan, principal at the nationally respected Meyers Research Group-Zonda, and Spencer Baliff, senior vice president multifamily at CBRE Capital Markets. SNHBA is pleased to be among the Housing Outlook sponsors.

SNHBA members qualify for a discount to attend the Housing Outlook presentation. Click here to register online. SNHBA members should use the promo code: snhbaoutlook to receive a discount.

The Real Estate Expo, on the floor of the Orleans Arena, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 22, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 23. About 18 local homebuilders will be among the exhibitors showing off their products and services to potential homebuyers.

SNHBA salutes member Mike Sweeney of Finance of America Mortgage Co., and his Expo team for spearheading Real Estate Expo Las Vegas.

SNHBA's industry partners on the Real Estate Expo are: 
- Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Realtor TrainNTour program (SNHBA and GLVAR)
- Cities of Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas  
"Baseball was, is and always will be, the best game in the world" - Babe Ruth   
SNHBA invites its members and guests to be part of the special gathering of association members at the Las Vegas 51s vs Albuquerque Isotopes baseball game set for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 27 at Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas.

SNHBA will be in Section 17 and Section 18, with access to the 1st Base Club Level Deck, above the reserved seating area. Seats will provide a great view of the game with some privacy for the group.

All tickets are $11, with $3 going to the association's HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter to build shelter for the homeless in our community. Last year, SNHBA members purchased more than 500 tickets to the game; $1,000 was contributed to HomeAid.

Rick Barron 
HomeAid Southern Nevada Executive Director Caitlin Shea will sing the National Anthem.

Rick Barron of Century Communities will throw the first pitch.

In addition to that excitement, it will also be "$1 beer night"!

Click here to register for your tickets - Promo Code is SNHBA. You must enter the snhba Promo Code to access the ticketing page.
If you need any assistance with ticketing, please contact Erik Eisenberg, the 51s director of ticket sales, at or 702-943-7238. 

wine-sm.jpg SNHBA's chapter of NAHB Professional Women in Building will present its 2nd annual " Wine Pull: An Evening Uncorked," with proceeds benefiting local scholarships for students studying in the construction industry.

The mixer is set for 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6 at Monark Premium Appliance Co.

Click here to RSVP for the Wine Pull mixer.

Attendees are asked to purchase a cork for $20. The number on the cork corresponds with a number on a wine bottle valued from $15 to $100. At last year's event, more than $4,000 was raised for the PWB scholarship fund.

Once again, SNHBA thanks Angela Ganschow and Ruth Walls of Monark Premium Appliance Co. for their outstanding support.  

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.  

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

Jeremy Susac
SNHBA is pleased to be involved in Governor Brian Sandoval's newly created Governor's Committee on Energy Choice. The association nominated, and the governor has accepted the nomination of Jeremy Susac, vice president of government affairs at Lennar Ventures Corp., to represent the homebuilding industry on the committee. Lennar Ventures Corp., is the innovation arm of Lennar Corp., the largest builder in Northern Nevada and one of the top three residential builders in Southern Nevada. Click here to read more about Susac.

Governor Sandoval announced plans for the Committee on Energy Choice during his State of State address in January. The establishment of the committee is in response to voter approval in November of Ballot Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative, which would amend the Nevada Constitution if voters approve the initiative again in the 2018 general election.

Click here to read more about the Governor's Committee on Energy Choice. 

colorful_bags_many.jpg SNHBA seeks contributions of appropriate items for the players' gift bags at the Spring Builders Golf Classic, hosted by Security National Mortgage Co.

The tournament, which is sold out, is set for Friday, May 12 at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. SNHBA staff and volunteers will assemble the 288 player bags the week of May 8.

Possible items include: 
- Divot repair tool
- Hat/sun visor
- Hat clip
- Pen/stylus
- Can coolers
- Lip balm
- Ball markers
- Tall tees
- Sunscreen
- Towel

SNHBA must approve items for the contents of the bags. If you are interested in contributing to the gift bags, please contact Monica Caruso at


Angel Park Golf Club
The association has finalized arrangements for the fall golf tournament. The tournament is set for Friday, October 13 at the Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd., 89145. Player registration and sponsorship sales will begin this summer.

Mark your calendar and plan to participate in the fall golf tournament! Watch your Inbox for details.  
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.

- Sharon Benedict - Homie
- Richard Compton - WFG National Title

SNHBA salutes member Trevor Brilman for outstanding participation in association activities and support for the association's membership events, including the golf tournaments and the association's HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter.

Trevor is business development manager at Security National Mortgage. He has worked in the local financial service and real estate industries for more than five years.

Trevor is an active member of the association's Promotion Committee and Sales and Marketing Committee.
Thank you,Trevor!   
USI Silver State Specialties has hired Nat Hodgson branch manager in metropolitan Las Vegas. Hodgson has served nearly five years as executive director and chief executive officer of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new rule on silica exposure limits and action levels, as well as requirements for employee exposure assessments, exposure controls, medical surveillance, respiratory protection, hazard communication and recordkeeping goes into effect on June 21. Click here to read article by Benjamin Bojda of Dominion Environmental Consultants about the new rule and its impact on businesses and their employees.   
Clark County has opened a branch office of the Recorder and Assessor operations at the Henderson City Hall, 240 S. Water St. in downtown Henderson. A grand opening is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23. Most of the services offered by the Recorder and Assessor's offices are available at the branch office.

The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida has named the city of Henderson one of the "Best Workplaces for Commuters" for offering employee commuter benefits that meet national standards of excellence. Henderson is among only 231 workplaces nationwide that have committed to employee commuter benefits that result in an estimated 14 percent of employees sharing rides to work within a 12-month period. The city offers several commuter benefits, including a compressed work week, carpool matching program, emergency ride home program and preferred parking.

The International Economic Development Council recently announced that the city of Las Vegas Economic and Urban Development Department has been recognized as an "Accredited Economic Development Organization." Only 54 (less than 1 percent) of economic development organizations in the United States have achieved accreditation status.

Seven Nevada Realtors recently returned from a global real estate market, business conference and networking event in Cannes, France where they promoted real estate opportunities in Nevada. The Realtors represented the Nevada Association of REALTORS, the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS, the Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS and the Commercial Alliance Las Vegas.   

A section of the newly remodeled and expanded kitchen at the
U.S. VETS facility, which provides meals to formerly homeless veterans.

SNHBA members are invited to attend the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the U.S. VETS kitchen remodeling and expansion project scheduled for 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 5 at 525 E. Bonanza Road, in downtown Las Vegas.

The festivities will include breakfast, music, tours and a special ceremony to thank those who contributed to this project. Please RSVP no later than March 30 to

HomeAid Southern Nevada recently completed the kitchen expansion and renovation project, which is valued at more than $460,000, and includes the addition of 1,000 square feet to the current kitchen space. The kitchen received a walk-in refrigerator, walk-in food storage area, commercial oven and cooktop and is wheelchair accessible.

or 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.

green 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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