Cleve Tutt- Tutt Custom Homes
The flowers are in bloom, the trees once again have leaves and I am finding myself mowing the grass much to regularly. However, I am choosing to FOCUS on the good and positive things at are going on around me, even though our world has been riddled with chaos in the last several months. I have continued to see families walking, fishing and biking together. People doing things as a "family". I hope we do not lose sight of the value of such engagement going forward. Call me crazy, but I truly believe that our community and this nation could be a better place to live and play because of this virus. I challenge all of us to remain committed to never losing sight of the lessons we have learned from all of this.
The month of July which is easily referred to as the "Dog Days of Summer" especially in West Texas, is starting out abundantly blessed by the Good Lord and the much-needed rains that He has provided for us. July will also bring about the Annual Parade of Homes. This event will take place two weekends in July. Mark your calendars for July 11th & 12th and 18th & 19th. This year you will see the craftsmanship from 10 of our local builder members, spread out across 16 different homes that will be available for touring. Be sure to review the postcard below for the official addresses of the homes that will be open. As a valued HBA Member, we would also like to invite you to join us for the Parade of Homes Fiesta that we will be hosting on Friday July 10th. You can read more below, and be sure to RSVP before the deadline.
August will be here before we know it and the HBA is so happy to be moving forward as planned with our Annual Clay Shoot benefiting the Habitat for Humanity. This year’s event will take place on Saturday August 8th at the Abilene Clay Sports Range. Check out the links below for more information and details on how you can get your team registered. We are also looking for volunteers to help us coordinate this well attended event and make it a memorable experience for all of our shooters, sponsors, members and friends.
We're moving forward one day at a time and together we will weather any storm that comes our way. Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and Stay Positive. We will see you on Thursday July 2nd for our monthly membership luncheon.
Cleve Tutt
Big Country HBA President 

Parade of Homes - Rescheduled Event
Check Out The Spring Builders Showcase Publication
In addition to the 4500 copies that went out by mail to residents all over Abilene, please enjoy this online edition of the Spring Builders Showcase. We would like to express our appreciation to our Grand Tour Presenting Sponsors, First Financial Bank and Taylor Telecom , whose continued support helps bring this event to the citizens of Abilene each year. We are also very thankful to the many advertisers who make this publication possible. Please note, some of the homes in this magazine are no longer available for show. Please check the HBA website or Facebook for the updated list of homes that will be available for showing on the weekends of July 11-12 and July 18-19. As our gift to the community, admission for this year's event will be FREE and we do ask that you responsibly follow the social distancing guidelines to the best of your ability.

The homes featured on the tour are also featured online. As builders complete the homes, they will provide updated photos of the finished product so that you can still view them, even from the comforts of your own home. These homes offer beauty, functionality and allow you to experience the latest in home design trends and technology.   
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

The Annual Clay shoot event benefiting the Habitat for Humanity is taking place on Friday August 7th and Saturday August 8th. We have some NEW things in store for you this year.

Registration is now OPEN and we have some awesome Team Sponsorship for you to choose from. Be sure to click the link below to find out how YOU or your BUSINESS can get involved.

We are offering the following shooter reservation options.

**NEW** - Friday August 7th at 4:00 PM (limited to the FIRST 50 Shooters)
Saturday August 8th at 8:00 AM (Arriving no later than 7:15 for registration)
Saturday August 8th at 11:00 AM (Arriving no later than 10:15 for registration)
Saturday August 8th @ 1:00 PM (Arriving no later than 12:15 for registration)

We have teamed up with Pure Mesquite for NEW graphic Tees and we've partnered with Lonestar Dry Goods for our very own version of the iconic patch hat. All that to say, our shooters will really love their swag this year and who knows, we might just have another thing or two up our sleeves.

We are currently accepting auction items for our Live and Silent can call the HBA Office 325-698-4232 or send us an email HERE to arrange for item pickup if that is more convenient.

Speaking of Silent Auction, this year we will introduce you to a "Raffle Style" event. We will have books of tickets available for purchase. Based on the items you LOVE and cant LIVE without you will place your tickets in the various boxes that belong to those various items. If you really really LOVE an item you may put ALL of your tickets in that one box to increase your chances of winning. If you have several items you really LOVE you may choose to spread your tickets out over several items. The strategies are endless and we hope you will have some FUN with this while we raise money for Habitat which is the ultimate goal. All items will be drawn and the winners will be notified by text message.

This also means NO LONG LINES for check out.

Last but NOT least, we NEED volunteers. It takes a village to pull off an event this size and we are so THANKFUL to our members who volunteer year after year. Click the button below to find the perfect opportunity for you.

We are truly looking forward to this event and spending time with YOU, our FAVORITE members and friends.

This event is open to the public, so please help us spread the word and let's have a RECORD breaking year fundraising for the Habitat for Humanity.
Governor Abbott Provides Update on Covid-19 Response & Urges Texans to Follow Guidelines...
Governor Greg Abbott provided an update on Texas' continued response to COVID-19. The Governor discussed several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in recent weeks—including increasing enforcement of health and safety regulations, rapidly increasing testing in hot spots, and working with hospitals throughout the state to ensure they have the ability to treat Texans who test positive for COVID-19.
Members Only COVID-19 Documents...
The Texas Association of Builders is staying up to date on the latest information regarding the coronavirus or COVID-19. TAB is here to help you navigate the information and provide you with accurate information that will assist you in protecting your family and operating your business effectively. The following is a one-stop resource center for you, your family and staff members of helpful information, website links, PDFs and other resources on the Coronavirus. This information was compiled from resources by the National Association of Home Builders, Office of the Texas Governor, Centers for Disease Control, Texas Department of State Health Services, World Health Organization and the White House. 
Small Business Isn't Small To Us...
The Abilene Chamber of Commerce cares about your health and the health of your business. In order to provide the business community with the best information surrounding COVID-19, they have compiled a website with information that may assist you, your business and your employees. Please click the button below for the latest Business Resources.
The Sunbelt Builders Show™ is designed to  help builders, remodelers and associates grow their businesses . The Show is the largest in Texas and draws residential construction industry professionals and associates from around the United States, Canada and Mexico. 

Sunbelt brings in 200 plus top manufacturers and suppliers to showcase the best new products and technologies to the nation’s elite builders, remodelers and developers.  The Show floor is a sponge for quality education and demo sessions for attendees and exhibitors. 

The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) will also host its  summer committee and board of director meetings  July 14 - 17. This is a prime time for TAB's membership to get updated on industry changes.

Arnold Realtors
(Pam Trull)

Gateway Mortgage Group
(Chase Gamble)

LaVilla Homes
(Javier Alanis

North Star Ad Agency
(Feray Waggoner)


(Dennis O'Dell)

All American Door Inc
(Reid Kyker)

CC&Co. Pest Control
(Keith Weaver)

Capitol Environmental Inc.
(Casey Frizzell)

Centennial Title
(Nicholas Arrott)

Citizens Bank NA
(Lawrence Bertsch)

Countryside Homes
(Frank Langley)

Donahue Homes
(Pat Donahue)

Dyln Properties
(Josh Herman)

First Abilene Federal Credit Union
(Brynn Hutchings)

Hall Air Conditioning
(Kenneth Rich)

Mark Horn Enterprises
(Mark Horn)

Kyle Paul Construction
(Kyle Paul)

Lantrip's Custom Homes
(Gene Lantrip)

Lawn Tech
(Jerry Hallmark)

Love + Love Mortgage, Inc.
(Chris Love)

McColum Built Homes
(Anthony McColum)

McCoy's Building Supply
(Terry Davis)

Menke Inc.
(Russ Menke)

Miller Appraisal Associates
(Dina Griffin)

Security Title
(Greg Henderson)

Sivley Construction Co.
(David Sivley)

T&T Plumbing
(Tovia Grynewicz)

T. Johnson Homes
(Travis Johnson)

Texas Bell Security
(Troy Strelow)

Texas Lifestyles Group
(Robbie Johnson)

True Plans
(Joseph Cockroft)

Tytan Heating and Cooling
(Jeremy Hall)

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