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Siding Concepts
Siding Installer/Carpenter

Dream Maker Bath & Kitchen
Lead Carpenter

Flooring America
Sales Professional

Paul Tree Farms
4 positions open

Prairie Insulation

Snell Enterprises
HVAC Technician

HVAC Installer


Wellman's Lawn Care
Commercial  Pesticide Applicator
Landscape Maintenance Forman
Operations Manager
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Member News

Happy Birthday to:
Danny Paul with Paul Tree Farms on December 17th  
Richard Quertermous with Sutton's on December 19th  
Mylas Copeland with Green Toyota on December 22nd  
Joyce Ridings with Ridings Plumbing on December 23rd

Congrats to Don O'Connor with Connor Co. who is retiring after 32 years of service!  Join Donny and wish him well at his retirement party:
December 21st
3:00 pm to 7:00
Connor Co.
1400 S. 9th St.
Pulled pork, chips and drinks will be provided
New Leadership Installed 
Last week the 2019 Board of Directors were sworn in at the annual Installation Banquet.   Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored and donated for the Silent Auction.  It was a great night and we are excited to see what the new year will bring! 

Our 2019 Board is:

Officers & Executive Committee
President: Jeremy Nihiser - Prairie Insulation
1st Vice President: Tom Kissel - Bank of Springfield
2nd Vice President: Curt Trampe - Dream Maker Bath & Kitchen
Secretary: Carla Peavy - Springfield Electric
Treasurer: Dave Drennan - United Community Bank
Immediate Past President: Chris Mikus - Safeguard General Contracting
Dean Graven - Safeguard General Contracting
Steve Zarndt - ReBath of Illinois
Mike Bolash - Bolash Roofing & Construction
Aaron Acree - Michael von Behren Builder
Andrew Cochran - Andrew Cochran Construction
Rick Patton - Inland Home Mortgage
Associate Vice Presidents
Royle Campbell - Glenn Brothers Garage Doors
Becky Luzinski - Illinois National Bank
Robert Ferriell - Capital Area Career Center
Officer & Home Expo Director
Bill Skeens - Distinctive Designs
Officer & State Association VP
Jason Easton - Windsor Homes
Officer & National Director
Todd Dudley - D&S Builders

Thank you to Fiore Belmonte with Prairie Insulation and Dale Matthews with Matthews Custom Construction who stepped down from the Board after many years of service. 
Of the Year Winners

Congrats to our award winners!

Member of the Year:

Associate of the Year:

Remodeler of the Year:

Builder of the Year:

Presidential Citations:

Pictures will be posted soon.

2019 Marketing Guide

Invest in an annual sponsorship and not only do you save $$$, but you get extra recognition!  Your logo with a link to your website will be on every page of the SAHBA website.

2019 Home Expo Opportunities

Have you made your reservation yet for booth space? 

Sponsorships still available - click HERE for info

Reserve your ad in the Home Expo insert which will be distributed in the SJR, distributed to every attendee, and on the SAHBA website.  Click HERE for rates.

HUD Announces New FHA Loan Limits for 2019

 Fed Hints at Wait-and-See Approach to 2019 Interest Rates

Trump Signs Executive Order on Opportunity Zones

Home Builders Recognized for Lobbying Clout

Farm Bill Contains Important Forestry Provisions

Active Buyers Taking Their Time to Search for the Right Home

Trump Administration Announces New Proposed WOTUS Rule


2019 IBS

The 2019 NAHB International Builders' Show is being held in Las Vegas from February 19th to the 21st. Registration is open for the building industry's biggest event.
Visit to stay "in the know" about the international show.


Holiday Office Hours
The SAHBA office will be closed:
Monday, December 24th
Tuesday, December 25th
Wednesday, December 26th

Lee-Ann will be available by phone or email on these days. 
Normal office hours will resume on Thursday, December 27th.