Southern Nevada Home Builders Association
"Those who belong....care"

Please don't delay registering for the association's "Builder Breakfast" Membership Networking Mixer, sponsored by All Western Mortgage, and set for 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday, August 23 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.

The topic will be multigenerational new homes and floorplans.

The panelists are:
- Architect Howard Perlman;
- Klif Andrews, Pardee Homes;
- Danny Welsh, American West Homes;
- Darren Pohl, Pulte Homes.

Don't miss what promises to be an outstanding membership event.

Click here to RSVP.

SNHBA salutes the Breakfast Sponsor:

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August 23
"Builder Breakfast" Membership
 Networking Meeting
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Orleans Hotel
Conference Center

September 4
Labor Day
SNHBA office closed

September 12
Codes Committee
9 a.m.
SNHBA Office

September 12

SNHBA Membership Recruitment Mixer
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Orleans Hotel
Conference Center

September 19
HomeAid "Building Hope" Breakfast
7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Wynn Las Vegas

September 19
Community Planning and Infrastructure Committee
8:30 a.m.
SNHBA Office

September 19
Promotion Committee
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SNHBA Office

September 19
Sales and Marketing Committee
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SNHBA Office

September 27
Land Use Committee
8 a.m.
SNHBA Office

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

October 19
SNHBA Membership Networking Mixer, hosted by Cadence/Landwell Co.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cadence in Henderson

December 7
SNHBA/HomeAid  Installation and Awards Luncheon, sponsored by CAMCO
Four Seasons Resort
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Please visit the members-only Member Zone area at www.snhba.com to update information, such as contact person, address, telephone number, email address or website.

This will assist the association in its efforts to keep members informed and up-to-date on the latest developments.

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Committee service is an exceptional way to raise your visibility, network face-to-face with fellow members, and offer your ideas and suggestions to better the association and the industry.

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Last year, more than 260 SNHBA members attended the "Turn the Tables Night" Associate Member Appreciation Networking Mixer. Reps from 23 Builder-member companies, such as Richmond American Homes, pictured here, staffed tables where they met, one-on-one, with Associate members.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the association's members-only " Turn the Tables Night" Associate Member Appreciation Networking Mixer, sponsored by NV Energy, and scheduled for Wednesday, September 27 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.

Top executives from more than 20 SNHBA Builder-member companies will staff tables where they will meet personally with Associate members.

Plan to bring your business cards. Bring marketing materials about your products and services. Meet SNHBA Builder members, one-on-one, face-to-face, for the most remarkable networking opportunity of the year. Attendees must be SNHBA members in good standing.

Registration will open later this month. Please watch your Inbox for the RSVP email.

SNHBA Salutes Our Sponsor


The association's Membership Committee will host a special mixer, " SNHBA Recruitment Night," to encourage nonmembers to join the association. The mixer is set for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.

Membership Committee members and special guests will explain the many benefits of SNHBA membership to the nonmembers who attend in a relaxed, casual environment. There will be complimentary food, beverages and raffle prizes.

Those who sign up for membership will receive two complimentary passes to the association's members-only " Turn the Tables Night" Associate Member Appreciation Networking Mixer, sponsored by NV Energy, on September 27 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.

The mixer is in conjunction with a SNHBA membership drive during the month of September. Spike Club credits will be doubled in September.

If you know or you're working with nonmembers, please invite them to attend this special mixer. Contact Alexis Hayborn at alexis@snhba.com
SNHBA seeks sponsors, especially Builder member sponsors, and contributions of raffle prizes for "Recruitment Night." Please contact Holly Nostro at holly@snhba.com for additional information.  


Las Vegas showgirls flank SNHBA Past President Nat Hodgson, left, 2017 President Wayne Laska and Trevor Brilman of Security National Mortgage, which hosted the "Vegas Night" membership mixer to raise funds for the association's HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter.  

SNHBA thanks and salutes all those involved in the success of the association's "Vegas Night" Membership Networking Mixer, hosted by member Security National Mortgage Co., to raise funds for the association's HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter.

The association raised about $1,850 for the chapter at the mixer on July 12 at the Security National Mortgage office in Downtown Summerlin. HomeAid is building new lives for the homeless men, women and children in our community through shelter-build projects and community outreach.

Also, we thank the executives from 10 Builder-member companies who attended and supported the fundraising mixer. Builder member companies that signed up for the mixer were: American West Homes, Century Communities, D.R. Horton, Dream Construction, Pardee Homes, Pinnacle Homes, Richmond American Homes, StoryBook Homes, Sun West Custom Homes, Toll Brothers and Warmington Residential Nevada.

SNHBA members enjoy a game of cards at the "Vegas Night" mixer hosted by Security National Mortgage.

SNHBA salutes its members for the significant outpouring of support for the association's Fall Builders Golf Classic set for Friday, October 13 at the Angel Park Golf Club, where the association has reserved 36 holes on the Mountain Course and the Palm Course.

Only the Tournament Host Sponsorship, which includes a complimentary foursome, and 10 Tee Sponsorships are available. All 288 player positions are either sold or committed to the "Bid on a Builder" silent auction. The association has started a Waiting List in case there are any player/foursome openings closer to the date of the tournament.

SNHBA thanks the 13 Builder members who have signed up to participate in "Bid on a Builder." Winning bidders play golf with the builder on whom they placed the winning bid. Bidding begins at $900, which is the foursome registration fee, and increases in increments of $100. Builders and bidders must be SNHBA members in good standing to participate.

The following builders are up for auction:
- Wayne Shumsker - Lennar
- Tom Wieme - Pardee Homes
- Carlos Zuluaga - Pardee Homes
- Rocky Cochran - Pardee Homes
- Bryan Moore - Pulte Homes
- Wayne Newmiller - Pulte Homes
- Brandon Laughter - Pulte Homes
- Jason Willoby - Toll Brothers
- Kim Smith - Toll Brothers
- Edee Bennett - William Lyon Homes
- Steve Gallagher - William Lyon Homes
- Darren Greer - William Lyon Homes
- Eddie Duenas - William Lyon Homes

Click here for the "Bid on a Builder" bidding form, which includes additional information about the builders and this feature of the golf tournament. The bidding deadline is 4 p.m., Monday, September 11.

SNHBA's golf tournaments are major fundraisers for the association's operating budget.

SNHBA salutes the tournament sponsors: 
Tournament Host - Available!
Platinum (Drink Cart) Sponsor: Evergreen Home Loans
Gold (Luncheon) Sponsor: US Bank Home Mortgage
Silver (Raffle) Sponsor: Southwest Gas Corp.
Bronze (Breakfast) Sponsor: Comfort Engineering
Photography: Security National Mortgage Co.
Players Swag Bags: World Wide Safety
Tee Sponsors: Alpha Landscapes, America First Credit Union, CAMCO, Community Access Systems, Desert Lumber, Fusion Sign and Design, Hirschi Masonry, HomeTeam Pest Defense, KDG, LoanDepot, Motivational Systems, Nevada Builder Trade In Program, On Guard Fire Protection, Simpson Strong-Tie, Soil-Tech, The WLB Group, Tri-Core Surveying, Twilight Designs, USI Silver State, Wallace Morris Kline Surveying, Wells Cargo and Wright Engineers.

Also, SNHBA thanks the members who are contributing items for the players' swag bags. Please contact Monica Caruso at monica@snhba.com if you would like to contribute an item for the bags.

The association seeks contributions of the following items: 
Divot repair tool
Lip balm
Hat clip
Ball markers
Tall tees
Bottle openers

For additional information about the association's golf tournaments, contact Monica Caruso at monica@snhba.com.   
Amanda Moss
Amanda Moss has joined the association's government affairs team, under the direction of Matt Walker.

Previously, Moss worked for the Retail Association of Nevada as the lead lobbyist for Southern Nevada local government issues, which included special licenses for liquor, medical and retail marijuana; and zoning regulations for parking lots and shopping carts. Also, she monitored elections, and energy, transportation and marijuana issues at the state level during the 2017 Legislative Session.

Moss earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies, with an emphasis on political science and psychology, in May 2014 from UNLV. Currently, she is pursuing, part time, a master's degree in economics.

Please welcome Amanda Moss when you see her at a future event or meeting.

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

The Las Vegas Business Press recently featured a column by SNHBA President Wayne Laska, who reviewed new state laws that impact the homebuilding industry. Click here to read the column

The city of Henderson has approved the " Henderson Strong Comprehensive Plan" after 18 months of research, extensive public outreach and comments. SNHBA was among the stakeholders that played a significant role to develop the plan, which will guide the physical development and orderly management of the city's growth over the next 20 years. Click here to read the announcement.

Informational presentation by Nevada State Contractoars Board 
SNHBA, its industry partner, the Nevada Subcontractors Association and the Nevada State Contractors Board recently partnered to present information about the Contractors Board to homebuilders and trade contractors.

The presentation was conducted on July 24 at the Clark County Development Services office.

Topics included Contractors Board resources, compliance tips and license verification. SNHBA thanks NSCB Executive Officer Margi Grein and her team for offering this informative presentation.

The National Association of Home Builders announced that the EPA has withdrawn long-awaited federal regulations to require all developers to install "post-construction" stormwater management devices.

EPA's existing rules simply require regulated cities to address post-construction flows to the "maximum extent practicable."

Since then, the shelved rule has sat on the agency's "long-term action" list - not a priority, but still able to be revisited at a future date.

Today, EPA, along with all other federal agencies, published an updated rulemaking agenda for 2017. This time, the agency announced that EPA's post-construction rule has been  withdrawn. SNHBA has worked on the stormwater issue for several years, and provided significant input to NAHB, which lobbied against the proposed post-construction measures. Click here to read the NAHB announcement
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 GrowthZone at www.snhba.com. Contact Holly Nostro at holly@snhba.com for username and password to access the site.

- Chery Tamaru and Erik Wirtner - Chase
- John Janota and Mike Carlin - Ed Bozarth Chevrolet
- Michael Gardner - Luxus Design Build LLC
- Kendal Lay - Pacific Sunbelt Mortgage
- Justin Anderson and Gena Martinez - Terra Contracting

Kevin Newell

SNHBA salutes member Kevin Newell for his outstanding support and involvement in the association. Kevin is an active member of the association's Promotion Committee, which plans the membership meetings, and the Sales and Marketing Committee, which serves the interests of our members in the sales and marketing professions.

Kevin is a sales executive at First American Title Co., Home Builder Services where he serves clients in the Phoenix and Las Vegas metro areas. (As an aside, First American Title has been a member of the association for 50 years as of April - the longest continuous member.)

SNHBA presented Kevin with an "Outstanding New Member Award" in 2014 for his exceptional involvement and support during his first two years of membership. He assists association staff at membership meetings. He suggested and launched the successful "Builder Breakfast" membership meetings. He provided outstanding research for the association on the subject of prices of new homes compared with resales in our area.

Thank you, Kevin! 
Pictured here is an aerial view of the fast-selling Summerlin master-planned community along the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. 

Three local master-planned communities were listed among the 50 top-selling master-planned communities by by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors.  Summerlin ranked No. 7; Inspirada ranked No. 9 and Cadence ranked No. 24 among the 50 top-selling master-planned communities in the country. Click here to read the full story.   

Also, Cadence recently announced the closing of the 500th new home at the 2,200-acre, master-planned community in Henderson. CalAtlantic Homes, Lennar, Richmond American Homes and Woodside Homes are building subdivisions in Cadence.

Chad Hirschi
, president and CEO of Hirschi Masonry, was named recently to the Governor's Workforce Development Board for the state of Nevada. The mission of the board is to bring Nevada businesses and workers together to develop strategies that best meet the workforce needs in Nevada and foster a strong economy. Hirschi Masonry employs more than 500 workers in metropolitan Las Vegas. Hirschi is a second-generation mason. He is a director of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, its HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter, and the Nevada Subcontractors Association.   
A report from the Nevada Association of REALTORS found that foreclosures by local homeowner associations have reduced property values in the state's two most populated counties by more than $1 billion. That was just one of the findings in a report released in July by the Realtors' group about issues surrounding foreclosures by homeowner associations and so-called super priority lien laws that allow HOAs to foreclose on homes in a way that places a higher priority on repaying late HOA fees than repaying the mortgage when these homes are sold following a foreclosure. Click here to read the report.

The United Conference of Mayors presented the city of Las Vegas with two awards for the city's work to fight childhood obesity and serving as a showcase for livability best practices. Click here to read the announcement.

The State of Nevada Commission for Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels in July found former community association manager Leslie White violated 15 state laws and regulations hundreds of times and defrauded 34 Las Vegas homeowners associations of approximately $1,642,451 over a three-year period by making unauthorized withdrawals from association accounts.   The Commission assessed administrative fines and fees totaling $1,104,894 and ordered payment of $1,642,451 in restitution to the 34 homeowners associations. Click here to read the story.

Joseph "JD" Decker, administrator for the State of Nevada's Division of Industrial Relations announced today that the Safety Consultation and Training Section has taken over the responsibility of overseeing Nevada's Voluntary Protection Programs. Previously, administered under Nevada's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Enforcement section, this move  consolidates all OSHA employer recognition programs in Nevada under SCATS and helps more Nevada employers gain access to the nationally-recognized Voluntary Protection Program. Click here to read the announcement.


Dr. Pamela Gabriel, left, of Medi-Slim Weight Loss dropped off contribution of 30 backpacks, socks and school supplies to HomeAid Southern NV Executive Director Patrick Spargur for HomeAid's "Back to School Success" Drive.  
"Back to School Success Drive"
SNHBA and its HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter thank and salute all those involved in the success of this year's "Back to School Success Drive" - an annual program to collect school supplies and personal hygiene items for Project 150, a local nonprofit organization that helps homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in metro Las Vegas.

HomeAid collected hundreds of backpacks and supplies, such as pens, spiral notebooks, socks, underwear and other essential items.

For more information, contact HomeAid Southern Nevada Executive Director Patrick Spargur at patrick@snhba.com.
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.

SNHBA is pleased to be among the sponsors of the IMN Real Estate Private Equity Forum on Land & Homebuilding (West), which is scheduled for September 28-29 at the Four Seasons Resort. The forum focuses on private equity, debt and joint venture financing in the land and homebuilding markets, and offers information on the latest investment opportunities, strategies and trends. The forum is geared for homebuilders, developers, private equity and real estate funds and service providers to the industry. SNHBA members receive a special discount when registering for the forum - use the code SNHBA. Click here for more information and to register.

The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance will present its annual EEBA High Performance Home Summit on October 10-12 in Atlanta. The summit will feature presentations from leading builders, building science experts, architects, raters and designers who represent the cutting edge of residential construction. Click here for additional information and to register.

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