August 2019 Newsletter
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The 2019 Havana Nights will be August 20 beginning at 6:30 at the Kearney Country Club . This event is an annual event held outdoors around the pool and members enjoy the relaxing atmosphere while listening to Cuban music, playing a game of ladder golf, corn hole and this year we have added Double-Nine Dominoes . Some choose to have an after dinner cigar. Get into the Cuban spirit and wear your Cuban attire if you so choose (some do, some don't). Don't forget to invite along your significant other!

Price: $20/person

We have a large group attending so if you haven't already RSVP'd please do so by tomorrow (Friday) by noon.

Beverage Sponsors for the Evening:
Kearney Concrete
Be sure to thank Stan for sponsoring!
Will you be joining us?
Kearney Country Club

08/20/19 6:30pm - 08/20/19 10:30pm

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
August 20
Havana Night
Kearney Country Club

September 17
General Membership Meeting
Host: Kearney Concrete Co.
Presentation: TBA
Beverage Sponsor: Kearney Concrete Co.

October 12-13, 2019
Parade of Homes
Builders Get Your Homes Ready!

October 15
General Membership Meeting
Host: Kearney Concrete Co.
Presentation: TBA
Beverage Sponsor: Kearney Concrete Co.

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

2019 NSHBA Board of Directors:
Stan Poff, Austin Gardine, Gene Knaggs, Tami Moore (alternate), Not picture: Greg Ruiz (alternate)
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Builders (Spelts Schultz)
Bable Kitchen & Bath
Coldwell Banker
Cottonmill Enterprises Inc
Exchange Bank
Holdrege Soft Water Service, Inc.
Century 21 Midlands
River Valley Hardscapes LLC
Century Lumber
The Window and Door Store
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.
Welcome Overhead Door Company
The Overhead Door Company stores in Nebraska includes locations in Hastings, Kearney and Grand Island. The Hastings and Grand Island locations have been in business since 1967 and the Kearney location since 1995. The Overhead Door Company also sell dock equipment and rolling steel doors.

Welcome KABA Member Mike Deines and Tim Southwell!

Overhead Door Company
Mike Deines and Tim Southwell
1907 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
Welcome Bruce Furniture & Flooring
Bruce Furniture's doors officially opened in May of 1977 in Alliance, NE. They quickly learned that they had to do run their store a little differently than the traditional home furnishings operation. "We need to try being all things to all people. We'll get that item for you!” To date, nearly 40% of Bruce Furniture sales can be attributed to custom orders.

Four more stores followed the opening of their Alliance store. Hastings in 1984, Holdrege in 2000, Kearney in 2006 and North Platte in 2017.

This expansion over four decades does not happen without loyal, trusting employees. Bruce Furniture has been blessed with hard-working people who take ownership of their job. They are a dedicated group who serve their customers with the "JUST RIGHT FOR YOU" attitude.

Welcome KABA Member Landon Walz!

Bruce Furniture
Landon Walz
2026 Central Avenue 
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 237-5141
Parade of Homes
October 12-13 2019
Builder Members,

Contact Julie Knaggs at (308) 440-5554 if interested in putting your house on the Parade. The Parade Committee is making the attempts to finalize the number of homes on the Parade. Please contact Julie immediately!

The Parade of Homes is your best opportunity to show off your work with our community and your potential clients!
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

PO BOX 247
Kearney, NE 68848