February 19, 2019
#1 Live From the International Builder Show
Each year, the National Association of Home Builders presents the International Builder Show. This is an AWESOME event for builders, remodelers and other contractors to see the latest and greatest products and technologies. It’s also a great opportunity for Team SAHBA to network with NAHB professionals and learn things which will benefit our members.

Government Affairs Director, Shawn Cote, met with representatives from NAHB’s Land Division about Complete Streets and Impact Fees. President, David Godlewski, met with representatives from Home Builder Institute about expanding worker training programs in Tucson. Ed Castelhano, the new State Rep for Arizona to the NAHB Executive Committee, worked to set the framework for contributions to Arizona Congressional Candidates.

If you would like to know more about what NAHB is working on, please contact David at david@sahba.org
#2 Special Thanks to SAHBA Outgoing Board Members
SAHBA’s ability to deliver value to our members depends on volunteers. We rely on individual members to assume leadership roles often without any fanfare.

That’s why we’d like to take a moment to thank 2017 Chairman Larry Hume along with Erin Fitzgerald, Bruce Paton and Mike Whyde for their recent service on the Board. They have made a lasting impact and will be missed. 
#3 Home Prices are the Principal Barrier to Homeownership
Home Prices are the Principal Barrier to Homeownership

A recent Eye on Housing blog post revealed that 58% of buyers actively searching for a home to buy in the fourth quarter of 2018 have been looking unsuccessfully for at least three months. Why is it taking these buyers so long to pull the trigger?

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#4 Take Advantage of the New NAHB Discount
Ticket Monster is a NEW NAHB Member discount for you to take advantage of!

MemberDeals is pleased to offer entertainment and travel discounts for both regional and nationwide attractions and events to all NAHB members.

Access exclusive savings on movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, tours, Broadway and Vegas shows & more.

Click here to learn more! 
#5 Spotlight Member...Ronna Bagnardi
This week's Spotlight member is Ronna Bagnardi. Ronna is the owner of Whispered Interpretations Interior Design.

Ronna's love for interior design started at birth! Her passion for color and design led her to eventually make it a career. She believes in helping people make their design dreams come true within their budget.

Ronna's services include: Entire interior design of all rooms in your home or office; room design, redesign and color consultation. She also helps seniors to downsize for a new exciting life!

Ronna is the AZ Daily Star Readers' Choice winner of the 2017 & 2018 Best Interior Design Firm

Click here to contact Ronna.
Mark Your Calendars
SAHBA Mixer - Action Imaging Group

March 5 | 5:00pm-7:00pm
Action Imaging Group
3970 S. Evans Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85714

This is a great opportunity to network with SAHBA colleagues, generate business leads and create friendships!

Food & drinks will be provided.
Other News...
SAHBA Member Monark Premium Appliance is Turning the Page!
Dear Valued Customers,

We are thrilled to announce that we have been acquired by the privately-owned hedge fund ESL who partnered with Cyrus Capital Partners to purchase Monark. The sale was finalized 2/11/2019. 

What does this mean for you?
Going forward, day to day, it’s business as usual only now we have new resources and capabilities to continue driving value for you and your customers with a full luxury appliance lineup and the best team in the business.

What does this mean for us?
Our entire staff is now a part of the ESL family! Our head office remains in Pompano Beach, Florida – We continue to operate in our 19 retail locations across the United States with plans to expand further in our established markets and enter new markets that we see as underserved in our space.

Our story continues…
As many of you may already know our parent company Sears filed for Ch 11 bankruptcy protection in Oct 2018. Our dedicated team did everything we could during this difficult time to continue to serve you, our valued customer, continuing to provide our products and services with as little interruption to your business as possible. We did not succeed 100% of the time and for that I do apologize.

Now that we are owned by a financially strong institution, we find ourselves in a better position to invest into areas of the business that will help us better serve you. Plans include customer facing technologies and an improved logistics platform along with a retail strategy revamp to improve the overall customer experience. 

Thank you!
I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for putting your trust in Monark and bringing us to where we are today. We come to work every day for you! Our sales people, order management, delivery and install teams… everybody is driven to make the purchase and installation of premium appliances better and easier for you. We appreciate you being by our side as we move full speed into the next chapter of Monark Premium Appliance Co. 

Sincerest gratitude,
Clint Fenn, President
More Member Benefits
NAHB Discount Programs

As a benefit of being a member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. All programs, rates and prices are subject to change without notice.
NAHB members can access each program using the co-branded links below, or  download an overview of all discounts  including phone numbers and program codes.
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