October 2018 Newsletter
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Join your fellow members Tuesday, October 16 at Kearney Concrete to hear what Darren Robinson, President of the Economic Development Council of Buffalo County, has to say about our great city of Kearney and the plans in store for it's future.The EDC was formed in 1986 and has worked closely with city, county and state leaders to make Kearney and Buffalo County more attractive to businesses. The EDC is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes responsible and sustainable economic development. 

Please RSVP by Monday, October 15 BY NOON.
General Membership Meeting
Kearney Concrete Co. (315 S Railroad St.)

10/16/18 6:30pm - 10/16/18 8:30pm

$15 per person. If you are RSVP'ing for more than yourself, please email the exact count to Diane at buildkearney@gmail.com.
I'll be there!
I can't make it
Please RSVP by Monday, September 17 BY NOON.


We would like again to welcome Andrew Bartling to Kearney. Andrew stopped by our September General Membership Meeting to meet the members of KABA.

Also, we'd like to thank Bruce Hauschild from the Nebraska Energy Office who presented on energy codes compliance. Bruce answered several great questions that KABA members asked during and following his presentation. Thank you Bruce!

Be sure to congratulate Lean Brandt when you see him. KABA presented him with the Golden Hammer Award during the September meeting.
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, Midway Chevrolet
Gene Knaggs, Knaggs Construction
Andy Spracklen, Spracklen Built
Crystal Winkler, Fredrickson Construction

Lori Guthard, Kearney Hub
Terri Holtzen, Kearney Crete & Block
Christy Fitzgerald, Kearney Crete & Block

Mark Your Calendar
Calendar of Events
October 13-14
Parade of Homes

October 16
General Membership Meeting
Kearney Concrete Co.
Darren Robinson

November 20
General Membership Meeting
Kearney Concrete Co.
Michael Shonka - Solar Heat and Electric, Inc.

December 15
Annual Christmas Banquet
Cunningham's on the Lake

December 20
8am - 12:30pm

January 11-13, 2019
Kearney Home Show

February 19-21, 2019
Las Vegas
Register is now open.

March 26, 2019
NSHBA Legislative Banquet

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Anderson Bros.
Babl Kitchen & Bath
Coldwell Banker Town & Country Realty
Copperhead Properties
Heiden Construction Inc.
Holdrege Soft Water Service, Inc.
Knaggs Construction Inc.
Platte Valley Communications
Sorensen Construction Co, Inc.
Spelts Schultz
Spracklen Built

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.
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Members across the nation receives benefits from NAHB. Here's what NAHB member Travis Braxton had to say about this and other great NAHB member benefits:

"I wish I knew that as an NAHB member I was eligible for a $500 [FCA] vehicle allowance and other perks, like discounts on services like shipping, rental cars and insurance. My best advice is to take the time to look into your member benefits. It's invaluable."
--Travis Braxton of RMB Building & Design, LLC, Wilmington, NC

State HBA
Parade of Homes
October 13-14, 2018
Saturday 10:00-5:00
Sunday Noon-5:00

Visit the website for more information.
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Annual Christmas Banquet
When: December 15
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Cunningham's on the Lake

More information coming soon!
Fall Prevention Training Class
December 20
8 am - 12:30 pm
Kearney Concrete Co.
Cost - FREE
(members and nonmembers alike)

Home and Builders Show
January 11-13

If you are currently not exhibiting in the Home and Builders Show but are interested, please fill out the contract attached below. With most of our exhibitors returning, space is limited so please get the contract with payment back to KABA as soon as possible.

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.
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 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. 
Dakota Franks
Kearney High
Full Tuition Scholarship- CCC
KABA Mentor - Jeff Heiden
Pedro Nunez Jr.
Gibbon High
Full Tuition Scholarship - CCC
KABA Mentor - Andy Spracklen
Austin Bamsberger
Kearney High
1 year Full Tuition Scholarship - CCC
KABA Mentor - Paul Jackson
Lucas Falk
Kearney High
1 year Full Tuition Scholarship - CCC
KABA Mentor - Curtis Baetz
PO BOX 247
Kearney, NE 68848