September 2019 Newsletter
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Please join us as we meet back at Kearney Concrete Co. for the first time in awhile. Builder's is bringing in Craig Ryan with Barricade Building Products to discuss multiple different products for your energy savings solutions.

Barricade® Building Products is a leading manufacturer of building materials, made right here in the USA. With a focus on House Wrap, Structural Sheathing, Roof Underlayment, and Tapes and Flashing, Barricade takes pride in the delivery of superior service, high performance, and timeless innovation.
Will you be joining us?
Kearney Concrete Co (315 S Railroad St)

09/17/19 6:30pm - 09/17/19 8:30pm

Just me attending!
I'm bringing a guest!
Sorry, I can't make it
2018/2019 KABA Board of Directors
Austin Gardine
Midwest Elite Contracting 

Greg Ruiz

Peggy Mak
University of NE Federal Credit Union

Kyle Flaherty
Exchange Bank

Tami Moore
T James Enterprises

Jake Greder
Gene Knaggs, Knaggs Construction
Andy Spracklen, Spracklen Built
Crystal Winkler

Lori Guthard, Kearney Hub
Terri Holtzen, Kearney Crete & Block
Christy Fitzgerald, Kearney Crete & Block
Mark Your Calendar
Calendar of Events
September 17
General Membership Meeting
Host: Kearney Concrete Co.
Presentation: Craig Ryan, Barricade Building Products
Beverage Sponsor: Kearney Concrete Co.

October 12-13, 2019
Parade of Homes

October 15
General Membership Meeting
Location: TBA
Presentation: TBA
Beverage Sponsor: TBA

December 13
Annual Christmas Party
6:00 pm
Kearney Country Club
Comedian Kris Covi

January 10-12, 2020
Kearney Home and Builders Show

International Builders Show
January 21-23, 2020
Las Vegas
NAHB Members:
Get Your FREE Builders' Show Expo Pass.

March 5, 2020
Annual Legislative Dinner
Wilderness Ridge
Lincoln, NE

2019 NSHBA Board of Directors
KABA Directors
Stan Poff, Austin Gardine, Gene Knaggs, Tami Moore (alternate), Not picture: Greg Ruiz (alternate)
member pic
Delaet Electric
Long Construction, LLC
Reinkes Htg, A/C & Elec.
Visit our complete membership directory on our website .
If a vendor, supplier or subcontractor wishes to do business with you, have you ever considered that they should become a member and support your local, state and national associations? After all, our industry provides them not only a means of prosperity, it also represents them and their respective companies at each of the respective membership levels, as well as protects their industry interest and well-being every day.

Please be sure to inquire if they are KABA members, give a little plug if they are not, and extend an invitation to our next General Membership Meeting or event.
Havana Night - August 20, 2019
The annual Havana Night was once again held at the Kearney Country Club, outdoors around the pool. A record number of members enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere while listening to Cuban music and playing games s . Many even chose to have an after dinner cigar. More and more members are getting into the Cuban spirit and wearing Cuban attire.

Each year, we tweak this event after listening to what our members have to say about it. Next year, KABA will try to bring in lights to hang so that the games can be played after dark. Bug spray would have been appreciated this year so you can be sure we'll have it for everyone to use next year.
Thank you Kearney Concrete
for being our
Beverage Sponsors for the Evening!
Workforce Housing Forum
September 17
Kearney, NE
If you are interested, members can register online and NIFA will credit you back the $25 if you pay by credit card or you can simply reduce the fee to $50 if paying by check. In order for NIFA to know who are members are, please let me know if you plan on registering.
Parade of Homes
October 12-13 2019

KABA is sorry to announce that the 2019 Parade of Homes, which was scheduled for October 12-13, has been cancelled due to the low number of homes ready to show by the scheduled date. The Parade of Homes Committee made their best attempt at organizing this event but with wet weather, homes that would have been on the Parade just won't be ready in time. Please accept our apologies with regards for this unfortunate matter.
Christmas Banquet
December 13, 2019
Our Annual Christmas Banquet will be Friday December 13 at the Kearney Country Club. This year we have made certain that the banquet does not fall on the NCAA Championship Volleyball game. Kris Covi, our comedian from last year, will be back to entertain us without being interrupted by the Huskers.

Be sure to put this fabulous event on your calendars and more information will be announced soon!
2020 Home and Builders Show
January 10-12
Red Home Show Logo
The 2020 Kearney Home and Builders Show is January 10-12. The Show is now open to new exhibitors who can register online .

International Builders Show
January 21-23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
NAHB Members:
Get Your FREE Builders' Show Expo Pass.

Deadline to register FREE
August 31 2019
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State HBA
2019 KABA Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to our newest member of KABA's Scholarship Program.
Cameron Claussen is a 2019 graduate of Kearney High School. He plans to major in Construction at CCC.

2 year Full Tuition Scholarship - CCC
KABA Mentor - Gene Knaggs
Congratulations to Pedro Nunez Jr. and Dakota Franks! KABA's first students to receive the KABA Scholarships graduated from CCC in Hastings. Both students set such good examples for not only our other students in the Scholarship/Mentoring Program but set the bar high for future winners. Good luck to both in their future!

A special thank you to Jeff Heiden (Dakota's mentor) and Andy Spracklen (Pedro's mentor) for teaching the students the skills needed in our building industry. Because of your mentorship and CCC's instruction, these students competed in SkillsUSA Nebraska in the Teamwork division and both years they placed first winning them a trip to Nationals. Well done!
Dakota Franks
Kearney High
2 year Full Tuition Scholarship- CCC
KABA Mentor - Jeff Heiden
Pedro Nunez Jr.
Gibbon High
2 year Full Tuition Scholarship - CCC
KABA Mentor - Andy Spracklen
Austin Bamsberger
Kearney High
2 year Full Tuition Scholarship - CCC
KABA Mentor - Paul Jackson
Lucas Falk
Kearney High
2 year Full Tuition Scholarship - CCC
KABA Mentor - Andy Spracklen
2018 Anita Nickman/Kearney Area Builders Association Scholarship
Representatives: Stan Poff & Tami Moore
Faculty: Jim Vaux
Student Recipient: David Almanza
In the spring of 2017, graduating high school seniors, Dakota Franks of Kearney and Pedro Nunez of Gibbon were selected to receive an educational grant from KABA. 

In return for their employment by a KABA member for the duration of their education and for one full year after completing an Associates Degree in construction from a Nebraska State Community College (both of which are attending Central Community College), all tuition unpaid by other grants and scholarships will be paid through the National Home Builders of America's grant secured by KABA.

In the spring of 2018, two additional students were awarded scholarships. Austin Bamsberger and Lucas Falk both from Kearney High received 1 year Full Tuition Scholarship and in 2019 were awarded the 2nd full tuition scholarship as well as graduating senior KHS Cameron Claussen.

Building communities through our future!
Kearney High School
KABA’s Educational Committee is working to create a High School Junior “Internship” experience for Kearney students and our KABA members. The committee will be working with both CCC and KHS to get this experience available to the students.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization. It is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school and college students in programs preparing them for technical, skilled and service careers. In addition to technical skills training, SkillsUSA provides educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

Click here to view the 2018-19 SkillsUSA Nebraska brochure

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Kearney, NE 68848