Cleve Tutt- Tutt Custom Homes
Greetings HBA Members and Friends...

I would like to take moment to offer my THANKS for all the hard work that has been accomplished on so many levels and through so many individuals and so many member businesses as we have continued to move through the COVID-19 Pandemic. The non-stop efforts to keep Abilene safe and to keep Abilene building does not go unnoticed. While the construction community has been tasked with new challenges navigating our way through a "new" normal it has been a smoother process than expected and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
 
Your local HBA and its leadership had a voice in making sure that construction was deemed an essential service and while many businesses have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 the HBA needs its members now, more than ever, in order to continue to provide the advocacy and services that we believe to be our most crucial service. Renewals and new memberships are needed and necessary. Through this storm you have shown resilience and strength and I am convinced we have a membership family that is unmatched by any other organization. I encourage you to remember the motto "do business with a member" and I encourage you to utilize the services of other HBA members. It is in times of uncertainty we can show the true power of being a member of the Big Country HBA Family and what we can all accomplish together.
 
Speaking of "accomplishments" we have some good news to share. Although we have faced some challenges in bringing this event to life due to the effects of COVID-19, the Parade of Homes has been rescheduled for July 11th & 12th and July 18th and 19th. We encourage you to Explore, Discover and be Inspired by this year’s featured homes. Keep scrolling and you can read more about this exciting news.
 
Let's help each other and keep the HBA thriving. I'll see you on Thursday June 4th at the Abilene Country Club for our monthly membership luncheon. Bring a colleague and let's have some fun.
 
Sincerely,
Cleve Tutt
Big Country HBA President
Parade of Homes - Rescheduled Event
The Big Country Home Builders Association is pleased to announce the rescheduled dates for the 2020 Parade of homes. Although we have faced some challenges in bringing this event to life due to the effects of COVID-19, we encourage you to Explore, Discover and be Inspired by this year’s featured homes.

Please note, some of the homes in this magazine are no longer available for show. Please check the 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 years event will be FREE and we do ask that you responsibly follow the social distancing guidelines to the best of your ability.

Hours of Operation:
July 11th & 12th / 12-6PM
July 18th & 19th / 12-6PM
**Admission is Free**
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.   
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"
Governor Abbott Announces Phase Two in the Reopening of Texas...
On May 18th, Governor Greg Abbott announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional services and activities that  remained closed under Phase I  may open with restricted occupancy levels and minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
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.
MAY NEW MEMBERS

The Eastgate Company
(Kenny Downey)

In 2 Deep Plumbing
(Jarrod Chesser)

Halligan Services
(David Gray)

Maid New Cleaning Service
(Sara & Eric Dodd)

Polasek Development
(Heath Polasek)

JUNE RENEWALS

Abilene Rental Center
(Terry Knowles)

Adams Engineering & Survey
(Joe Adams)

AJWO, Inc.
(Tom Lindley)

Binswager Glass
(Walter Pounds)

DYLN Properties
(Josh Herman)

First Financial Bank
(Janet O'Dell)

First Texas Title
(Andy MCcall)

Gee Plan Room
(Denise Gee)

Gutterman
(Mark Worthington)

Jerry Love CPA
(Jerry Love)

Keller Williams Realty
(Jenny Aldridge)

Lone Star Home Builders
(Tony Heald)

Perkins Insurance
(Mark Perkins)

Phil Watkins Consulting
(Phil Watkins)

Platinum Builders
(Trevor Casey)

Stovall Realtors
(Steve Stovall)

Texas National Bank
(Mike Fernandez)

Thermodynamic Insulation & Roofing
(Terry Deckard)

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