January 24, 2018
Board & Committee Meetings:
Looking to get more out of your membership?
Attend one (or more) of our committee meetings
and see what might be a good fit for your involvement in 2018.
Open enrollment throughout the year… 
Tuesday @ 8:15
HBASC Office
February 13
March 13
April 10
Wednesday @3:00
HBASC Office
January 31
February 28
March 28
Parade of Homes
Tuesday @11:00
First National Bank
February 6
February 20
March 6
Board of Directors
Thursday @ 4:15
February 8 @ Strater Hotel
March 8 @ Strater Hotel
April 12 @ Strater Hotel
Tuesday @ 11:30
HBASC Office
January 30
February 27
March 27
Government Affairs
Member Meetings:

Affiliate Luncheon

Friday January 26, 12:00
Carvers Brewing Co. - 1022 Main Ave.
Dutch Treat!
Everyone is welcome!
Come socialize, network, and have fun.

Meet the Member Expo
Vendor Reservations
 Reserve your spot today for our exclusive
table top "Meet the Member" Expo.
Show your services and specialties to industry minded professionals.

February 8th
5:30 to 7:30
Strater Hotel - 699 Main Ave.

Limited Vendor Space Available
Meet the Member Expo

This Expo is an opportunity for HBASC professionals to come together, present their services, and encourage members to network and do business with each other.

February 8th
5:30 to 7:30
Strater Hotel - 699 Main Ave.

Sponsored by:
Attending Vendors
Southwest Appliance
US Health Advisors
Aim Construction Services , LLC
Cedar Networks
Twin Buttes of Durango
Kysar Millennium Leavitt Insurance Agency
First National Bank
Louisa's Electronics
Durango Wood Company
Durango Signs
Random Tasks
ChemDry of the Southwest
Selph's Propane
Rocky Mountain Resurfacing
EXIT Realty
Express Employment
2180 Lighting and Design
Animas Kitchen and Bath
Tax Benefits and Pitfalls 2017

Important changes that you should know about our New Federal Tax Law Changes.
Presented by: Chuck Fredrick, Fredrick Zink & Associates

March 8th
5:30 to 7:30
Strater Hotel - 699 Main Ave.

2018 Events & Opportunities

 No need to wait for last minute planning!

Start planning for your HBASC events now. Dates and details are included in the 2018 Sponsorship and Marketing Program

Call or Email Katie to set up a lunch date & talk about your involvement in 2018!
Savings & Review

Schedule Your Member Review
Maximize the benefits of your HBASC membership! Come in to review your membership and learn about the savings available through NAHB.

Email Katie to set up an appointment.

Enter to win a great prize too!

We are consistently receiving calls asking for referrals. Please help us complete our data base with your area(s) of expertise so that when we are asked for a lead on services, we can direct them to you!

Complete your information here !

Hot Topics
La Plata County Land Use Code
Comment Deadline Friday

As we are sure you are well aware, there has been much uproar over the first draft of Module one of the La Plata County Land Use Code. The County has expressed a desire to work with us in redrafting portions of the code that pertain to our industry. If you have specific issues or concerns with the code, please address them to Katie@hbasc.com so that that we can speak to your concerns directly. We are setting a task force to work with the County and value your input. Deadline for your comment on this round is Friday, January 26th.
If you would also like to comment directly to La Plata County,  Review and Comment
REMINDER:  2015 I Codes (2009 IECC) effective date January 1, 2018
Contact the LPC Building Department for details. Training schedule in process.
REMINDER : 2015 I Codes effective date January 1, 2018 (IECC Delayed untill 10/1/2018)
Contact the City of Durango Building Department for details. Training schedule in process.

City and County ICode Training

We are working with City and County staff to coordinate and provide training specific to changes contained in the recent ICode adoptions.

Please stay tuned!!

  • 2015 IECC training tentative for April (City of Durango Regulation - training will be open to all).
  • La Plata County: Highlights & costs attributed to the Code update
  • La Plata County Building Code: Online - PDF download

Radon Workshop
Saturday, February 10th @ 10 a.m.
Archuleta County Extension Office
344 Highway 84 - Pagosa Springs
Call 970-264-5961 to Preregister
(receive a free radon kit per household)
Preventing radon problems in the home
By: Robin Young, Pagosa Sun
Preview Columnist
The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners have proclaimed January as National Radon Month. The CSU Extension office will be holding two workshops to educate on the effects of this gas, how to test your home, and what to do if elevated levels are found.
The Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Extension office.
Preregister - get a free radon kit per household.
Quick facts:
• Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that can enter the home.
• Most of Colorado contains high concentrations of radon, considered the second leading cause of lung cancer.
• All Colorado homes should be tested for radon.
• Radon-reduction methods can be planned for and installed during new home construction.
• Home buyers and renters should ask if the home has been tested for radon and for the results.

What is radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas emitted from uranium, a naturally occurring mineral in rocks and soil. Normally, radon rises up through the soil and dissipates in the air outside. Radon becomes a concern, however, when it seeps through openings such as cracks, loose-fitting pipes, sump pits, dirt floors, slab joints or block walls and accumulates in the home. Air pressure inside the home is usually lower than pressure in the soil around the house’s foundation. Because of this difference, the house acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings.

Office Hours
Regular Business Hours:
 Monday - Friday 8:00 to 4:30
Closed @ 3:00 on Member Meeting dates
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