Posted on March 5, 2015 5:37 pm

As a result of the increasingly poor weather, the Home Builders Association of Delaware office will be closing today, March 5th, 2015, at 1pm.

Thank you for your understanding, and sorry for inconvenience this may cause.
Everyone stay safe, avoid driving if possible, and keep warm. We will see everyone again tomorrow morning.

Home Builders Association of Delaware


 Posted on February 27, 2015 2:52 pm

This past Monday the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) and its Associate Council, led by Debra Young of EmpowerAbility LLC, held their annual Bowling Event. The event was held at Bowlerama in New Castle, following the HBA/DE Monthly Board Meeting. Members & Board Members were able to mingle and bowl as a group. This setup is a new initiative developed this year to help members get a more interactive experience with their HBA/DE membership.

The night started with beer and pizza as the bowlers listened to a presentation about the 2015 International Builders Show by Jim McCulley, Watershed Eco, & Debra Young. Members even got the chance to hear directly from NAHB’s 2014 Chair of the Board himself, Mr. Kevin Kelly of Leon Weiner & Associates. For those of you who missed the presentation, you can view it here.


HBA/DE Members Bowling

After the presentation, the bowling began. Scores varied from team to team, but generally everyone performed well. Robert Mass, Atrix Sustainable Improvements, out-shined the group, peaking at with a score of 183. He took home the award for Highest Individual Associate Score. Brian Rickards of Benchmark Builders won the counterpart award, Highest Individual Builder Score, with a score of 118.


Robert Bass, Atrix Sustainable Improvements, Peak Score of 183


Brian Rickards, Benchmark Builders, Peak Score 118

Awards were also handed out for highest and lowest team scores. The highest scoring team of the night was made up of John Gormley, ProBuild, Christina Summa, WSFS, Geoff Grosso, Tarabicos Grosso, and Janie Yatsko, Pike Creek Mortgage Services, with an average score of 118. The lowest scoring team was made up of Jim McCulley, Mike Hoffman, Tarabicos Grosso, and Ivan Goldsberry, WSFS.


From Left to Right: Janie Yatsko, Geoff Grosso, Christiana Summa, John Gormley

At the end of the night a 50/50 Raffle was held, winner Chris Reith, Geo-Technology & Associates, generously donated the winnings back into the organization.


Chris Reith (Left) donates 50/50 winnings back to Howard Fortunato, Executive Vice President of HBA/DE

HBA/DE would like to thank its Members & Board Members for a very successful and engaging event.

And Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Citizen’s Bank
Cleaning Frenzy Lady
Tarabicos Grosso
Sterlings Kitchen & Bath

 Posted on February 13, 2015 2:19 pm


The Home Builders Association of Delaware will be closed on
Monday, February 16th, 2015 in recognition of President’s Day.

Thank you for your understanding.
We’ll see everyone on Tuesday, February 17th!
Have a great holiday!

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 Posted on October 9, 2014 10:13 pm

October 9th, 2014 – Chief Economist of the NAHB, Dr. David Crowe, presents an economic forecast at the kick-off event for the Mid-Atlantic 50+ Housing Council.

Dr. David Crowe

The event took place at Athertyn Clubhouse in Haverford, PA and was a collaboration of the Home Builder’s Association of Delaware, Building Industry Association of Philadelphia, Builder’s League of South Jersey, Home Builder’s Association of Bucks/Montgomery Counties, Building Industry Association of Lancaster County, and the Home Builder’s Association of Chester and Delaware Counties.

Dr. David Crowe provided feedback on the state of the current 55+ housing market as well as predictions for how he believed the market would grow in the coming years. Afterwards, Dr. Crowe and a group of expert panelists answered questions from the audience and provided tips for succeeding within the industry.

Panelists (From Left to Right): Tim McCarthy (Traditions of America), Steve Bomberger (Benchmark Builders), Dr. David Crowe (NAHB), Todd Pohlig (Pohlig Builders), Debra Young (EmpowerAbility LLC), Mick Kenney (McKee Group)

To learn more about the Mid-Atlantic 50+ Housing Council, including how to join, visit them online at

To see more photos from the event visit us on facebook at:

Thanks to our sponsors:
Doug Hershman, Bayard
Eric Phillips & Chuck Hoffman, Citizen’s Bank

Special Thanks to our Hosts:
Todd Pohlig & Carrie Sullivan

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October 2nd, 2014 — members and associates of the Home Builder’s Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) gathered with friends, family, and colleagues at Odessa National Golf Club for the 2014 HBA/DE Crab Feast & Golf Tournament.

Copyright 2014 Exposed Branches Photography
Home Builder’s Association of Delaware Gathered

32 foursomes took part in a shotgun start, competing in closest to the pin, longest drive and straightest drive competitions.

After clearing the green, the clubs were sheathed and all the competitors gathered together to enjoy crabs, cigars, and cocktails. Kevin Kelly spoke on the importance of comradery in order to succeed as an industry. Steve Bomberger also provided commentary on the success of BuildPac as a result of everyone’s contributions. All in all, attendance totaled at 176 people.

Copyright 2014 Exposed Branches Photography
Kevin Kelly

To view more photos visit us on facebook at:

Thanks To Our Sponsors:
LC Homes
J.F. Sobieski Mechanical, Inc.
Bath Kitchen & Tile Center
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
Saul Ewing LLP
Benchmark Builders, Inc.
84 Lumber
Simonton Windows
Artisan’s Bank
LNW&A Inc.
Hopkins & Sons, Inc.
Schell Brothers
Rick Downes of State Farm Insurance
Ford Downes of Creative Financial Group
Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.
Energy Services Group
Horty & Horty
Grubb Lumber
CNB Bank

Special Thanks To:
Joseph Capano
The Odessa National Golf Club staff
CJ Roberts, Weyerhaeuser
Sharon Moore, TimberTech/Azek Building Products
Lance Lundy & Glenn Martin, Bath Kitchen & Tile Center
Dee Cairo, Excel Business Systems
Damien Golden, iKANDE Advertising