This event marked the 8th annual Framing Frenzy Build which is in conjunction with celebrating National Homeownership Month.
The festivities began at 9 a.m. with AmeriCorps volunteers building the frame of a house to be moved to Frederica for the Main Family.
The Sussex County, Central Delaware and New Castle County chapters of Habitat for Humanity were joined in a celebration by Governor John Carney, members of the General Assembly, Delaware State Housing Authority Director Anas Ben Addi, Delaware AmeriCorps volunteers, the Delaware Association of Realtors, Delaware Health and Social Services, and Home Builders Association of Delaware.
"We know that homeownership creates more stable neighborhoods, forges stronger relationships, and helps more children succeed in life," said Governor John Carney, who presented a proclamation in honor of Homeownership Month. "Working together, we can help more Delawareans achieve the dream of homeownership and keep our state growing and thriving."
"The cost of regulation raises the price of a new home by over 30%. We have to get that cost down if we expect people to be able to afford to own a home," said HBADE President, James McCulley.
Thank you to our President and our members who came out to support this great event!
Education. More than 140 IBS education sessions cover the hottest industry topics. “I was really impressed with how much variety in education there was. It didn’t matter which class I walked into, I could apply it to what I do,” said 2018 recipient Shannon Alcock of Goldmark Construction Group in Raleigh, N.C.
Product Knowledge. IBS draws 1,500 manufacturers and suppliers, which is why it is the place to discover what’s trending. “I was able to get so much product knowledge. I actually met a ton of new vendors that we’re going to start using on our houses. We were able to make a ton of new business relationships, and I learned a lot,” said recipient Anna Fosmire of Crabbe Homes in Clarksville, Tenn.
Demonstrations. Attendees learn from construction demos and interactive programming in IBS Live, and the High Performance Building Zone. “A lot of times, the products just show up from a supplier on your jobsite. It definitely helps to speak directly with the manufacturers for their recommendations and important little tidbits,” said Lynch Christian of Four Points Construction Inc. in Martinsburg, W. Va.
Niche Exploration. The Centrals are fun, educational lounges that allow you to explore new niche-specific ideas and connect with others like yourself. Workshops, presentations, roundtables and networking events are all available at the six Centrals: 55+ Housing, Custom Building, Design Studio, Multifamily, Remodelers and Sales. “I found some great opportunities in the Custom Building Central to make my network stronger,” said recipient Kristopher Gardner of Magleby Construction in Lindon, Utah.
Networking with Young Professionals. The IBS Official House Party and the Young Pros Party are two events where young pros gather to have some fun and network with others in the industry. “It was just amazing to see a lot of the young professionals at the show. Really inspiring,” said Sarah Harne of Dan Ryan Builders in Frederick, Md.
On top of all that, an industry coming together in one place over three days can be invigorating, attendees said. “When I got home, I told my boss, ‘I never want to miss IBS again.’ I legitimately feel like my brain chemistry has been altered through this experience,” said Joshua Dean of Precision Homecrafters LLC in Birmingham, Ala.
Submit your application and video by June 15 to be considered.
It's not too early to start thinking about attending the 2019 International Builders' Show. What better way then to go for practically free. NAHB members between the ages of 21-35 can attend the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) practically free through the IBS Scholarship Program. Interested members must submit an application and video by Friday, June 15 to be considered.
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What a great night everyone had at the 2018 Regal Awards Ceremony last Friday night at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites. Thankfully the weather did not put a damper on everyones anticipation for the evenings festivities. The venue was amazing, food delicious, and members excited.
The evening began with mingling, and enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, while listening to some live music. The awards ceremony started at 8 with Jim McCulley, our board president, starting us off. Jeff Haggerty and Damien Golden also took to the mic to give out some awards.
The program culminated with the Delaware Community of the Year Award that went to Schell Brothers. Congratulations to them and to all of our Regal Award winners.
Click here for a list of the winners
Thank you to all that supported and attended this sold out event to recognize and celebrate our members and their excellence in the building industry. These include our judges, sponsors, advertisers, regal entrants, media partners (The Real Estate Book -Brian O'Rourke and Today Media), Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, along with the SMC led by SMC President Damien Golden and last but not least Sunny Schmidt, who is now with Regal Builders, but helped with the event tremendously until the end.
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Please note: The Regal Book should be on the website by next week. If anyone would like to purchase additional awards, please email email@example.com
Sponsors and Advertisers:
AZEK Building Products
Acopia Home Loans
Bath Kitchen & Tile
Carl M. Freeman Companies
Leon N Weiner & Associates
Middletown Kitchen & Bath
Pala Carpet & Tile
J.F. Sobieski Mechanical Contractors
HBA/DE Executive Committee Members Meet With Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester as Part of NAHB Bringing Housing Home Initiative!
Executive Committee members met with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester as part of the National Association of Home Builders Bringing Housing Home initiative. Members discussed issues important to the Association, including workforce development, increased costs of lumber, and flood insurance.
May 2, 2018 St. Georges Technical High School Cordially Invites You to Participate in Their Free 1st Annual Career & Internship Fair
As you know, one of our goals at St. Georges is to make sure our students are career and college ready. We are only able to achieve this goal because of outstanding businesses like yours.
This event will give you the opportunity to interview and hire our outstanding junior students on the spot for any co-op/internship positions you may have available. Even if you are not ready to hire students on this particular date, you can set up a table with possible career opportunities for our current juniors who will start their co-op experience over the summer. Our Cooperative Employment Coordinator will be onsite to sign working papers and Co-op Contracts that day.
Again, this is a free event and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided for all who participate. Each employer will be provided with a 6’ table and two chairs. There will also be limited tables with an electrical outlet.
Our staff and students are very excited about this event and we hope that you are able to take part in our Career & Internship Fair. Again, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
May 2, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
St. Georges’ Gymnasium
555 Hyetts Corner Road, Middletown, DE 19709
Agenda for the Day:
9:15am - 10:00am - Setup and Breakfast
10:00am - 10:45am - Career Program Information/Tours
11:00am - 11:45am - Lunch
11:45am - 1:00pm - Open Fair Format (Meeting the students and Interviews)
1:00pm - 1:15pm - Clean Up
Contact Person: Jermaine Williams, M. Ed.
Cooperative Employment Coordinator
St Georges Technical High School
Register now for our May 31st Spring Golf Tournament at the beautiful Peninsula Golf & Country Club. The golf course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature designed course. If golf isn't your thing there is so much more to do. Take advantage of the spa, wave pool, or the nature trails. There is something for everyone. Register now to enjoy great food, fun and conversation.
DSHA invites all interested parties to attend a public hearing being held to obtain views on housing and community development needs and comments on the agency's draft FY18 Annual Action Plan. The hearing will be 1:30 p.m. April 26 at the Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover.
The Action Plan serves as Delaware's housing planning document, and as the application for funding to several federal programs. The draft plan is available for review on DSHA's website, and hard copies are available upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both oral and written comments will be accepted and recorded at the hearing, and a summary of the comments and DSHA's response will be attached to the final Action Plan.
If you have a vision, hearing, or physical impairment that requires accommodation either in the reading of this notice or at the public hearing, DSHA will provide appropriate assistance. To schedule assistance, please call 302-739-4263, ext. 245, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Free Webinar: Designing a Sensory-Friendly Room
From 2-3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 28, Tom Ashley the 2017 NAHB Remodeler of the Year and 2017 Homes for Life Single-Space category winner and John Guillory of Expand, Inc. will detail their design challenges and solution to create a room for a client with an autistic child. A question-and-answer session will follow. This webinar is free for all NAHB members. Register today.
This past week Home Builders’ held its annual Legislative Reception at Dover Downs Tuesday night. The Reception is a great way for legislators to hear from members about various topics relevant to our industry- but in an informal setting over nibbles and adult beverages.
This year about 60 HBADE members and Legislators attended and talked and socialized. We were joined by representatives of St George’s Vo-Tech High School talking about our partnership with them to help students build sheds see the video: http://nahbnow.com/2018/03/hba-of-delaware-helps-students-build-sheds-raise-money/#comment-826464
We were also joined by Jerry Howard, the CEO of the National Association of Home Builders. Jerry was in town that day to help us discuss with legislators the problems with Delaware residential electric licensing and how it has slowed the housing market, slowed hosing productin and impacted builders and home buyers. We distributed a series of talking points to legislators, a copy is here: Click here HBADE Talking Points
Enjoy the slideshow of pictures from the evening!