Member Benefit Highlight



Illinois Lumber & Material
Dealers Association Expo 
February 6, 2020
Par-A-Dice Hotel
East Peoria, Illinois
 A Message from The  Expo Chairman

The ILMDA Expo this year will be back at the Par-a-Dice Hotel & Casino in Peoria on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The format is staying the same, with free education seminars in the morning before the show and over lunch. These presentations provide information essential to the operations of your yard and the management of your employees. Please take advantage of these excellent educational opportunities.

You will find that the floor of the Expo is packed with product and information booths that will benefit you, your employees and contractor guests. As you make your way around the show, please thank our supplier partners, who once again have stepped up to support the ILMDA and us, their independent lumber & building material dealers.

The lunch seminars will feature separate dealer and contractor information programs. There will also be a short Best Practices roundtable organizational discussion for dealers.
As the show floor is closing, please stay for free hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while you bid on the auction items. During this time, there will be a presentation for Lumberman of the Year and recognition for significant lumberyard anniversaries.

I hope to see you all at the show!

Michael Couch - Huff Lumber & Home Specialties - Decatur, Illinois
2020 ILMDA Expo Chairman

To view the ILMDA Expo program, please click HERE

Springfield Area Home Builders Association 

Upcoming Events for
February 2020

February 21st-23rd, 2020
Home Expo 2020 Show
We still have volunteer opportunities available. If you know any individuals or  groups that need service hours, or would like to volunteer, please share this information with them. You can find a link to sign up in the Home Expo section. 

Upcoming Events in March 2020 

March 25th, 2020
March General Membership Meeting,
more information coming soon.

View all job postings at:

Midwest Garage
Garage Door Installer Trainee

Paul Tree Farms
4 positions open
View job post here  

Prairie Insulation
View job post here

Prairie Wholesale
CDL Driver
Wellman's Lawn Care
Landscape Maintenance Foreman

Zinn Construction

Zinn Construction

If you have a job opening that you'd like to promote, please send your information to


The Home Expo Show is right around the corner!  We do have a very limited number of booths still available! Please call the office now to reserve if you are interested, these spots will go fast! 

We are still looking for volunteers to help with this event. Volunteer hours can be used for service hours. Please click on the link below to see what positions still need filled and to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact the office. 

Here is a short description of volunteer positions: 
Ticket Taker:
Ticket Takers will verify attendees have purchased a ticket (tickets are sold at the box office by the BOS Center), and give them a bag and Expo insert. 

Lego Contest Registration:
This volunteer would assist with registration for the Lego Contest, direct participants to their table assignment, and assist guests with any questions.

Lego Contest Supervisor:
This volunteer will be assisting with the Lego Contest. Some tasks include helping the children find their assigned space, answering any questions the children or parents have about the contest, handing out ballots to the judges, and tallying the ballots.

Info Booth:
The SAHBA information booth is where people will go for assistance (locating a certain booth, entering their ticket for the prize drawings or general questions)

Click Here to see updated floor plan for the show


We would like to wish a very happy birthday to 

on Tuesday, February 4th

 on Friday, February 7th

Thank you to everyone that attended our January General Membership Meeting.  Also, to our hosts, the Capital Area Career Center Building Trades Programs, and to the Culinary Arts students for preparing and serving lunch. 

 It was great to see all the members interacting with the student members that were present.  Please keep these students in mind when you are looking to hire or do  internships in the future.  

 Click HERE to see a short video clip from Doug Dennis, the Building Trades instructor at CACC, for the GMM and a quick glimpse at a few of the projects the students are working on. 

Click  HERE to see a pictures from the meeting! 

Contact us at:

Springfield Area Home Builders Association
3001 Spring Mill Drive 
Suite F
Springfield, Illinois 62704 

P: 217-698-4941

F: 217-698-4942

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