Home Builders Association of Virginia December E-Newsletter
HBAV Member Exclusive: News & Updates
In this Issue:
  • HBAV installs 2022 Officers
  • Education Foundation Awards Scholarships
  • HBAV Approves Strategic Plan
  • Virginia Election Results
  • Wetland Permit Updates
  • Lumber Tariffs double
  • HBAV 2022 Marketing and Sponsorships
  • Member Welcome - December 16, 2021
  • HBAV Insurance
  • HBAV's Member Catalog
  • Business Growth Tools
  • Discounted Blower Door Testing
  • Member Rebates
  • Member Savings from NAHB
  • Industry News from NAHB
  • Builders Mutual can help you.
Installation of Officers Ceremony
November 18, 2021 | The Historic Cavalier Hotel
On Thursday, November 18th, we gathered at the Historic Cavalier Hotel for the Installation of 2022 President John Ainslie of VA. Beach and the 2022 Executive Board.

Click here for the photo gallery.

Click Here for a complete list of 2022 Executive Board Members
2022 HBAV President, John Ainslie takes the oath of office from 2005 HBAV President, Jeff Ainslie
Education Foundation Awards Scholarships
The HBAV Education Foundation awarded three grants this fall:

Valley Career and Technical Center - supported by Augusta HBA
Funding for Discovering Building Trades Through a Week Peek - students who are undecided about their future will be given the opportunity to explore four different building trade areas and earn their OSHA 10 card during this 5 week after school program.

Build Smart Institute - supported by Roanoke Regional HBA
Funding four student scholarships to the CORE Fundamentals of Construction Program for Workforce Development and Successions - students will learn regionally relevant construction knowledge and skills competencies.

Scholarship for Career & Technical Center Students - Augusta HBA
Augusta HBA will establish a Jack Todd Memorial Scholarship to encourage Valley Career & Technical Center students to continue with their chosen trade.

About the Education Foundation: The HBAV Education Foundation is a 501-C3 non-profit corporation committed to advancing building industry education opportunities and the labor force in Virginia. 

The HBAV Education Foundation relies on tax-deductible contributions to accomplish its objectives. All contributions to the foundation are 100% tax deductible. Click Here to Contribute.

Contact Craig Toalson for more information.
HBAV Approves Strategic Plan
Mission: HBAV supports and advances the building industry that provides housing for Virginians.

Vision: To be an indispensable resource for housing professionals and businesses in Virginia.

Strategic Positions:
  1. Ensure HBAV's membership structure supports the sustainability of the residential construction industry
  2. Support the housing federation to benefit the entire residential construction industry
  3. Engage members, regulators, and elected officials in support
Government Affairs Update
Election Recap
  • All statewide elections where won by Republicans lead by Governor elect, Glenn Youngkin
  • Republicans picked up 7 houses of delegate seats taking a 2 seat majority in the Virginia House of Delegates

What does this mean for residential construction and housing?
New Administration and Cabinet Appointments
  • Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources
  • Appointments to Boards and Commissions
  • Board of Housing (statewide Building Code)
  • State Water Control Board
  • Board of Contractors
  • Safety and Health Board
  • New Leadership at State Agencies
House of Delegates
  • Change in caucus leadership
  • New Speaker of the House, Majority Leaders, etc.
  • New Committee and Subcommittee Leadership

Your HBAV Government Affairs team is working with the Youngkin administrations transition team and the members of the Virginia General Assembly ahead of the 2022 Session that begins in January. For questions regarding government affairs, contact Andrew Clark.
  • HBAV BuildPAC recorded a 97% (75 out of 77) success rate in supporting candidates for election to the Virginia General Assembly during the fall 2021 elections
  • BuildPAC shows elected leaders that our industry is mobilized and engaged in politics and policy.
  • In 2021, just 5% of members made a voluntary contribution to HBAV Build PAC.
  • Support pro-housing candidates and help us deliver your message in Richmond.
  • Click Here to support HBAV BuildPAC and Pro Business Pro Housing policy
Wetland Permitting - Status Updated
During the week of November 15, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began reissuing the 16 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 nationwide permits (NWPs) that it suspended during the week of November 1, 2021. On November 24, 2021, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) confirmed USACE’s action.

Click here for more information and who to contact for wetland permit applications.
Questions? contact Evan Branosky
Fight President Biden's New Lumber Tariffs
On November 24th, the US Commerce Department DOUBLED (9% to 17.9%) the tariffs on imports of softwood lumber from Canada. This comes at a time when lumber prices are still well above pre-pandemic prices, meaning this ill-advised decision by the Biden Administration to double tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber will only make matters worse for your businesses and customers. 

You can help by contacting your member of Congress and tell them to stop President Biden’s trade war with Canada, which is punishing American homebuyers and renters.  Click here or the link below.
HBAV 2022 Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities
HBAV has a lot planned in 2022! It is sure to be a successful and exciting year for our members and association events. HBAV sponsorship opportunities are designed to bring industry awareness to your company and display your commitment and support to Virginia's housing industry. We welcome all companies to join the 2022 Keystone Club to increase your brand awareness at the state level.

Want to sign up? Email Emily today!
Member Welcome!
December 16, 2021 | Noon
We invite all renewing and new members of HBAV to attend this member welcome.

Sign up for this free virtual session to meet the HBAV staff, learn more about your HBAV membership benefits and what lies ahead for HBAV in 2022.

Your Membership Benefit: The HBAV Insurance Agency
HBAV had a very successful 2021 saving members thousands of dollars and administrative headaches. The HBAV Insurance Agency caters to the specific needs of HBAV members by only marketing competitively priced and high-quality insurance products. Truly a one-stop-shop, HBAV Insurance Agency proudly represents elite and diverse insurance companies that share the core values of trust, honesty, and integrity. Knowing that all of their clients require exceptional knowledge and attention, HBAV Insurance Agency strives to stay ahead of the curve in an industry that’s constantly changing.

HBAV's Builder & Product Catalog
is Now Live!
HBAV members have enhanced their membership with a public customized digital profile on HBAV's website. Listings are sorted by membership type and business activity. The catalog will be utilized by members and the public when searching for builders, vendors, and suppliers.

Want a profile? Email Emily today!
FREE Business Planning Tools - Take advantage of this exclusive member benefit today!
Please take advantage of HBAV's partnership with Small Business Growth Partners! A FREE business diagnostic and plan of action - broken down by the disciplines of business - has a $2,000 value, is unique to your company, and is free to ALL HBAV members.

HBAV's Partnership with PEG
HBAV has partnered with PEG to provide blower door testing for our members at a competitive rate. The updated version of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code will require that all new homes pass a blower door test to achieve a building envelope tightness of 5 air changes per hour or less.
With this partnership, we will provide on-site blower door test trainings across Virginia. Contact us if you'd like to have a training come to your area!

Questions? Email Matthew Cooper at PEG.
HBAV Member Rebates - Free Member Benefit - Deadline Extended
Claim Deadline is Friday, December 3rd!

Builders and Remodelers may claim for any completed residential jobs from July- September 2021..
Builders and remodelers who have not yet claimed for 2021 may claim all residential jobs completed January - September 2021.

Savings from NAHB
Through agreements with more than 20 national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services like Lowe's, General Motors, UPS and more! These savings will benefit your business, employees, and family.

Industry News from NAHB
NAHB is one of your resources for the latest, most complete news and information regarding the housing industry.

House moves to raise limits on state and local tax deduction - click here to read more.

Builder confidence up on strong demand even as supply side challenges persist - click here to read more.

7 can't miss spotlight sessions at IBS - click here to read more.

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