Lucas Gibbs - Owner of Lucas Gibbs Build
Hello HBA Members & Friends...
 
It's hard to believe that we are already half way to the month of March which means we year’s will be headed towards the end of the first quarter of the year. That sure is a testament to how quickly the time flies.
 
We want you to know that we are moving forward with 2021, in hopes that "normalcy" will decide to join us somewhere along the way. With that being said, please take a look at our annual events calendar attached in this newsletter and be sure to mark your calendars for these outings.
 
We will not have an After-Hours event in February, but we are hopeful to resume "Cocktails and Conversation" as well as "The Builders Academy" learning series during the second quarter.
 
Our first major event on the calendar will be the Parade of Homes. This annual event will take place on the weekends of June 11th, 12th and 13th as well as the weekend of June 19th and 20th. This event will be offered with free admission as our gift to the community and we are looking forward to another well attended and successful event. The craftsmanship, attention to detail and innovation the builders will put into these homes is second to none. Countless hours will be invested into each of these homes and the results are only made possible with the expert hands of skilled tradesmen, suppliers and a number of supporting businesses all of whom are members of the Big Country Home Builders Association. I am proud to build in Abilene and I am even more proud to build alongside fellow HBA members who, together share in a commitment to Promote and Protect the Building Industry". So, mark your calendars and be sure to bring your family and your friends. Events such as this one are not possible without our partners. Please join me in expressing our appreciation for our Grand Tour Presenting Sponsors: First Financial Bank Texas and Taylor Telecom whose continued support helps bring this event to the citizens of Abilene year after year.
 
On April 13th, the HBA will charter a VIP Bus for our members to attend and experience Rally Day. Due to the current COVID situation, our Rally Day experience will be much different than years past, but nonetheless we cordially invite you to join us. TAB’s Rally Day is an advocacy event hosted at the Texas State Capitol. Rally Day is a valuable opportunity for association members to visit Austin, Texas and to talk with their local legislators and key policy staff face-to-face. TAB will provide briefing materials on legislative issues and pending legislation that is important to the Texas residential construction, remodeling and development industry. Please consider RSVP'ing to join us. We are limited to 40 people who will be able to attend this year’s event, so don't miss your opportunity to join us.
 
Lastly, I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday March 4th for monthly membership luncheon. We will be hearing from Brian Massey with Houses for Healing.
 
 
Regards,
Lucas Gibbs
Big Country HBA President 
MEET THE 2020-2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members ... now is the time to book your advertising space in the Parade of Homes Publication. Reserve your ad space NOW and pay LATER. All ad artwork will be due February 28th & Fee's for Parade Advertising will be due March 31, 2021.
To make an advertising selection please click the button below. REMEMBER, these selections must be reserved no later than February 28th & all fees will be due March 31, 2021.
WE WELCOME
OUR NEW MEMBERS FOR FEBRUARY
The Big Country HBA is the advocate for the housing industry in Abilene and the Big Country. As the voice of the building industry, your HBA is deeply involved with the Big Country and local building officials. We work hand in hand with local governments and other organizations to ensure that the homebuilding process is predictable, reasonable, affordable and ESSENTIAL.

We are so HAPPY the following businesses decided to place membership with us. Thank You!
Join Us for Lunch - March 4th
TAB: INDUSTRY TOPICS & ISSUES
Not familiar with Rally Day? Check out this highlight video from 2019. The Big Country HBA took about 30 members to Austin to experience first hand, the importance of Rally Day and what it means to our industry. Be sure to keep an eye out for some familiar faces!!!
Texas Builder Magazine
The Texas Association of Builders distributes a series of publications to keep its members and the home building industry informed on current issues impacting the home building industry. In case you have missed your copy of the publication, please enjoy the Jan/Feb digital issue provided below.



UPCOMING
MARCH RENEWALS

5B Builders
(Patrick Burson)

Waldrop Properties
(Aaron Waldrop)

ABC Supply Co, Inc.
(Tim Howk)

Access Taylor by Taylor Electric
(Ryan Holmes)

ACS Heating and Air Inc.
(Chris Toponce/Brad Ivey)

Battles Home Improvement
(Leck Matthews)

Big Country Glass & Mirror
(Joe Gann)

BRO Custom Homes
(Brandi Olson)

DOC Homes
(Mason Garner)

Extreme Exteriors
(Randy Glenn)

Happy State Bank
(Kenneth Bowles)

Pate's Hardware, Inc.
(Jimmy Pate)

Senter Realtos
(Scott Senter)

SMC Technologies
(Scott McMillian)

Southwest Pools & Spas
(Frank Perez)

Stockard Construction
(Perry Stockard)

Tejas Concrete Pumping
(Rudy Fuentes)

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
(Brandt Fisher)

Texas Pride Quality Homes
(LeeRoy Ramirez)

WesTex Connect
(Dennise Naredo)


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