Cleve Tutt- Tutt Custom Homes
Thank You for allowing me to serve as your 2020 BCHBA President. I'm looking forward to the year ahead and hope to see both new and longtime members becoming involved in the HBA and contributing to our industry. I feel extremely fortunate to be handed a steady and proactive organization that is well positioned to take on the challenges facing our industry. I am confident the HBA will continue its mission of promoting, educating, and advocating the advancement of the residential construction industry while serving our community. My focus as President in 2020 is to continue to build upon this incredible momentum. I want to provide you, as valued members, the best opportunities for your membership investment. Our Association will provide you the forum to build relationships through our various networking events and to advocate for our industry through numerous events and fundraisers.
I am challenging all Builders and Associates to maximize your membership by getting involved. Being involved opens the door for new opportunities and new professional growth, which ultimately creates the value in your HBA membership.
I look forward to leading your organization in the year ahead!

Sincerely,
Cleve Tutt
Big Country HBA President
2020 FOUNDATION PARTNER SPONSORS
On behalf of the HBA Board of Directors, I want to extend a heart-felt thank you for your commitment to the HBA and the building industry as a whole. The generous contribution of these businesses has helped make our vision for this Association a reality.
 
As we continue to grow as an association, please know that our partnerships with our sponsors are vital to the success of this HBA.  You are truly appreciated.  

Terah D. Ward
Executive Officer

"TO PROTECT & PROMOTE THE HOME BUILDING INDUSTRY"
ASSOCIATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Tim Howk
Branch Manager

ABC Supply Co. Inc.
We welcomed ABC Supply Co. as a new Closing Partner in 2020. We are Thankful for their support of the HBA and wanted to share "Who" they are and "What" they do. Here is what Branch Manager, Tim Howk had to say...

How long has ABC been a member of the BCHBA and why did you decide to join?
ABC Supply has always supported the mission of the HBA. We are thankful for the relationships we have with our local builders. Partnering with the HBA is the best way for us to support their efforts.

What do you enjoy most about your involvement with the HBA?
We enjoy the community that the HBA has created. We have had several of our company representatives serve on the Clay Shoot and Golf Tournament committees and we would like to continue that moving forward.

What is one thing you have learned, industry related or not from your current role at ABC Supply?
Our founder had a saying that "Everyone has within them the ability to do great things". We believe that this is true in every organization. Given an opportunity, people can and will do great things.

What is something about you or your business that not many people know?
ABC is the nation's largest wholesaler of exterior building materials with over 900 locations nationwide. We are still privately held by the same family that founded the company in 1982.

Who inspires you? And Why?
Ken Hendricks (founder of ABC Supply) - Ken had a vision of building a company that puts its associates first. I am humbled by the opportunities that he created for myself and thousands of other families. Through years of rapid growth and expansion, we have stayed true to our core values.

Visit Tim and the team at ABC Supply at 4341 Crawford Drive in Abilene
Phone: 325-692-4449 or visit them online here.

Thank You ABC Supply for "Promoting and Protecting the Building Industry" alongside your local HBA.
IMPORTANT MEMBER INFORMATION
Parade of Homes Advertising
The Parade of Homes is an annual event where Abilene's home builders showcase the latest trends in new home construction. Each year, thousands of prospective home owners tour these homes to get ideas to build their dream house, or simply to update their current home.

Magazines are distributed 2 ways:
  • Mailed to current homeowners who have lived in their homes more than 10 years
  • Distributed to patrons during the Parade.
  • Over 5000 copies are published

This is a great opportunity to reach those folks actively in the home buying market. Advertising in the Parade of Homes Publication is affordable.

To reserve your ad space TODAY, contact Becky Frost using the link below.
The Marketing Power of "Promotional Swag"
Swag is everywhere. Headphones imprinted with a corporate icon. Company-branded t-shirts and hats, pens and notepads. And let’s not forget the classic, logo - emblazoned coffee mug.

Tour virtually any suite of business offices and you’re likely to spot a swag bag item handed out at a special company event, conference or industry trade show. In fact, there’s a good chance you have one or more swag items in your own home – that you've had for years.

It may be tempting to write off the swag bag, yet, we cannot forget that "swag" is a highly-effective form of advertising.

Introducing the HBA New Member Welcome Packet

Swag bags usually contain promotional items, free samples and anything else that could potentially excite recipients and leave a lasting impression on them. From custom power banks to recycled paper journals to custom branded toys, swag items can come in all different forms, shapes and sizes.

We are looking for current MEMBERS who have branded or promotional pieces, discount coupons or other items you would want us to include in our New Member Packets to advertise your business to our new members to welcome them to the HBA Family.

GOT SWAG? Wanna share it with hundreds? Click HERE to tell us MORE.
SAVE THE DATES FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
FEBRUARY NEW MEMBERS

Texas Lifestyles Group at Keller Williams
(Joe Ortiz)

Republic Services
(Craig Kisor)

Enprotec / Hibbs & Todd, LLC.
(Jordan Hibbs)
MARCH RENEWALS

Waldrop Properties
(Aaron Waldrop)

ABC Supply Co. Inc
(Tim Howk)

Abilene Fence Staning
(Kayla Ziegler)

ACS Heating and Air
(Chris Toponce)

Battles Home Improvement
(Leck Matthews)

Big Country Glass & Mirror
(Joe Gann)

BRO Custom Homes
(Brandi & Ryan Olson)

DOC Homes
(Mason Garner)

Extreme Exteriors
(Randy Glenn)

Happy State Bank
(Ken Bowles)

Pate's Hardware
(Matt Todd)

Senter Realtors
(Steve Senter)

SMC Technologies
(Scott McMillan)

Southwest Pools & Spas
(Frank Perez)

Stockard Construction
(Perry Stockard)

Texas Pride Quality Custom Homes
(LeeRoy Ramirez)

WesTex Connect
(Denise Naredo)
STATE AND NATIONAL INFORMATION
As a member of TAB, you are entitled to receive the benefits of programs and services that are not available to the general public. Many of these programs are discounted or enhanced for members and they provide revenue back to the association. Additionally, company representatives are members of TAB.
In addition to TAB programs and benefits, NAHB and your local HBA offer a variety of programs to the membership.
ARE YOU TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP?
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with all of these great opportunities.
Texas Association of Builders’ Contracts Package subscription is available to TAB Builder members for only $399.99  (plus tax). It’s your blueprint for typical construction and remodeling transactions in the State of Texas. To purchase the TAB Contracts click HERE .
2020 Presidential Candidates:
Learn the positions of the 2020 presidential candidates on key housing-related issues. Click HERE to read more.
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Successful businesses are all about saving money to help drive profits. It’s in their DNA. Whether it’s a discount on a product or service or a more efficient way to operate, the smart businessperson is always looking at ways to cut costs and maximize returns.
Through agreements with more than 20 national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family.