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!

green HBADE logo 300 dpi







 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

 Posted on

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

 Posted on June 27, 2014 4:20 pm

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 — Governor Markell, members of the General Assembly, the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBADE), and the Delaware Association of REALTORS® (DAR) held an event in celebration of National Homeownership Month. The event took place at Legislative Mall, in front of Legislative Hall, in Dover, Delaware. Representatives from both Democratic and Republican parties came together in support of homeownership.

Governor Markell
Governor Markell reading the Proclamation

The National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) recognizes June as National Homeownership Month. During this time NAHB welcomes Americans to reflect on how homeownership has enhanced their lives. In recognition of this, Governor Markell presented HBADE & DAR with a Proclamation declaring that, in Delaware, the month of June will be National Homeownership Month, urging all Delawareans to join in national and local efforts to recognize the importance of homeownership.

Kevin Kelly, NAHB Chairman

Homeownership has long been the foundation of the American dream. For many Americans, homeownership is a primary source of net worth and an important step in accumulating personal financial assets over the long term. However, a home cannot be valued in monetary terms alone. Not only can homeownership be a stepping stone to greater financial well-being, it provides a permanent residence for cultivating your family’s dreams.

Kevin Whittaker, President HBADE

Thanks for all for attending, and special thanks to speakers: Governor Jack Markell, Director of Housing Anas Ben Addi, Representative Valerie Longhurst, Senator Greg Lavelle, Representative Deborah Hudson, Representative Michael Ramone, and Representative Ruth Briggs King.

Also we thank our members for speaking to the audience: NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, HBADE President Kevin Whittaker, and DAR President Rob Harmon.

(L to R) Eric Braunstein, DAR; Rob Harman, President DAR; Kevin Whittaker, President HBADE, Howard Fortunato, HBADE


 Posted on June 17, 2014 1:26 pm

Last Tuesday members and associates of the Home Builder’s Association of Delaware competed with friends, family, and colleagues in the 2014 Spring Golf Tournament.

DSC_0005 DSC_0013

This year the event took place at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, Delaware. Golfers formed foursomes and took off to challenge the Grizzly and Kodiak courses, totaling 18 holes.

DSC_0002 DSC_0023

In addition to competing for 1st place, other endeavors were scattered throughout the courses. Golfers competed against closest to the pin and longest drive challenges.

DSC_0028 DSC_0045

Rain came, yet golfer’s spirits remained unhindered as they fought on.

DSC_0050 DSC_0060

Ultimately, it was the competitors that made this event so successful.

DSC_0020 DSC_0036


Congratulations to all the winners:

1st Place: Builder’s FirstSource consisting of Matt Courtney, Ben Battaglia, Stevie Lee, and Mark Summerville.

2nd Place: J.F. Sobieski Mechanical Contractors, Inc. consisting of Bob Szczepansaki, Matt Shiber, Charles Lyon, and Bill Rieger.

3rd Place: Leon N. Weiner & Associates consisting of Chad Reynolds, Tom Perkins, Alan Brown, and Vince Jacono.

Closest to the Pin: Kodiak, hole #4: Shane Brookes

Closest to the Pin: Kodiak, hole #8: Preston Schell

Longest Drive, Kodiak: Ben Battaglia

Closest to the Pin: Grizzly, hole #4: Mike Tamborello

Closest to the Pin: Grizzly, hole #8: Rich Lober

Longest Drive, Grizzly: Ben Battaglia


And special thanks to all of the sponsors who helped to make this event possible:
Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.

Leon N. Weiner & Associates

J.F. Sobieski Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Saul Ewing LLP


Builder’s FirstSource-Atlantic

Schell Brothers

Artisan’s Bank

Horty & Horty

ABC Supply Company Inc.

KC Pella

Excel Digital