You can view the Travel Channel for hours on end, but watching an expedition on TV will never even come close to experiencing the real thing.
Likewise, you can easily read about current events in the remodeling industry and best practices for running a council. But it’s much more effective to learn directly from industry pros with proven success.
The NAHB Remodelers Leadership Scholarship program helps to facilitate that higher level of interaction and industry knowledge for local remodelers council chairs and vice chairs. The scholarship will provide $1,500 to help offset travel expenses to attend NAHB Remodelers meetings and remodeling industry education events at the 2018 Midyear Board meeting in Portland, Ore., July 24-28.
“Participating in the program was an incredible experience,” said Elliot Pike, CGR, CAPS, a 2016 recipient of the scholarship. “I spent quality time working with remodeling industry leaders, participated in high-level discussions, and was able to actively learn about and contribute to the development of the remodeling and residential construction industry as a whole.”
Scholarship winners not only learn firsthand about the remodeling industry, they also discover tips and ideas for running a successful local council, and network with some of the most talented and accomplished remodelers in the country — many of whom were scholarship recipients themselves.
“I was instantly welcomed by the ‘family’ of remodelers and got to meet some extraordinary members, including past and current remodelers of the year,” said Kurt Clason, CAPS, a 2017 scholarship recipient.
Some esteemed past recipients include:
Watch as John Todd talks about his experiences as a scholarship recipient:
Home Builders Association of Delaware members donated supplies and their expertise to the students of St. Georges Technical High School in Middletown so they can design and construct sheds. In mid-April, the HBA will raffle off the sheds as a fund raiser for the school. Raffle tickets are 1 for $25 or 5 for $100 and can be purchased at the Home Builders Association Office located at 1600 N. Little Creek Road Dover, DE 19901. The drawing will take place April 14, 2018 at the St. Georges Technical High School "Portraits of Excellence" Gala. You can read more information about this gala by clicking here.
With the labor shortage affecting builders and remodelers throughout the state, “We see this as a great opportunity to get local kids involved in the industry, said HBA president Jim McCulley. This video tells the story.
Click here to view the video!
Thank you to the following for supporting this great event by donating supplies and/or their time:
Apex Home Loans
Beeline Services LLC
Best Stoneworks, Inc.
Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.
Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc.
Middletown Kitchen and Bath
Sundance Custom Homes LLC
NAHB Remodelers invites you to join our free, monthly, member-exclusive webcast today, March 6 from 1-2 p.m. E.T. "Different is Better!" will be led by Brian Flook, MIRM, of Power Marketing.
This program will destroy the belief that being better than your competition will bring you more sales. Keeping the customer's home clean is not better—it's boring. You will exit this program knowing how to be different in order to increase sales and profits.
Register for today's webcast now—only a few spots left! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Another webinar—free for all NAHB members—is on March 28 from 2-3pm E.T. Tom Ashley, the 2017 Homes for Life Single-Space category winner and 2017 NAHB Remodeler of the Year and John Guillory of Expand, Inc. will detail their design challenges and solution to create a comfortable sensory room for a client with an autistic child. A question-and-answer session will follow. Register today.
February's Lunch & Learn, "Top Legal Trends to Watch in 2018," is now available in replay under Professional Development Webcasts on the NAHB Remodelers Resource Library, nahb.org/nahbrlibrary.
How to Engage and Educate Local Home Owners about Remodeling
Join us today at 2pm E.T. for our Leadership Lowdown! Guest speaker Tom Ashley of the Capital Region Builders Association remodelers council will share how his council educates local home owners about remodeling through their successful "Remodeling 1,2,3" workshops. "Remodeling 1, 2, 3" was developed to help the public understand the remodeling process and how to reduce their risk of hiring an unscrupulous contractor. For members, it's an opportunity to promote their HBA and council, network with home owners and explain why it's a better investment to hire a remodelers council member.
NAHB Remodelers' quarterly Leadership Lowdown webcasts give you the opportunity to discuss challenges and successes with your peers, share best practices and stay in the loop on the latest national benefits and events.
"We had a local 'roundtable' meeting scheduled for the following day where we were able to bring up several of the points that were discussed during the call. These calls are a timely and helpful service to us!" -BIA Clark County, Wash.
Participate via Adobe Connect or telephone by dialing 866-628-8629 and code 526645.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Join us for future Leadership Lowdowns on June 4, Sept. 5 and Dec. 3.
NAHB’s Construction, Codes and Standards Committee is seeking NAHB members interested in applying to serve for 2018 on one of its three subcommittees: the Building Codes and Standards Subcommittee, the Construction Technology Research Subcommittee, and the Energy and Green Codes and Standards Subcommittee.
If you would like to apply to become a subcommittee member for 2018, please contact Gary Ehrlich and indicate which subcommittee you would like to participate on. Feel free to provide a few details about your interests and related experience.
Subcommittee members must be an NAHB Builder, Associate or Affiliate member in good standing.
Applications are due by Feb. 9. Subcommittee members will be informed of their appointments by the end of February.
Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a memorable new year.
All of us at Home Buliders Association of Delaware want to thank you for your business, loyalty, and
support in 2017. We hope to see you again in 2018!
Our office will be closed Tuesday, January 2nd for New Years, we will reopen Wednesday January 3rd. Look out for the return of our Weekly Spotlight Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00 am!
President Trump today signed into law landmark tax reform legislation.
“NAHB commends President Trump and members of Congress for their hard work and dedication in crafting this once-in-a-generation overhaul of the nation’s tax code,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “Providing tax relief for hard-working families and creating a more favorable tax climate for small business will make the economy more vibrant and competitive. In turn, this will boost the housing sector, which represents roughly one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Housing not only equals jobs, but jobs mean more demand for housing.”
Throughout the tax reform debate, NAHB and our grassroots were at the forefront of the legislative process. We held several meetings with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, along with other committee members and staff, while builders engaged with key House and Senate lawmakers in their home districts and at their offices on Capitol Hill.
Thanks to the efforts of the entire Federation, NAHB achieved significant victories on the real estate exception to the business interest deduction, second homes, private activity bonds, the capital exclusion, and many other provisions.
Under the new law, the majority of taxpayers will receive a tax cut, including working class home owners and renters, small business owners and our members who are engaged in all aspects of the residential construction sector. Lower tax rates will spur job and economic growth, and that is good for housing.
An overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with all changes taking effect for the tax year starting Jan. 1, 2018:
‘TIS THE SEASON
NO MATTER WHAT HOLIDAY YOU CELEBRATE, HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND A PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
As we look back on the past year, we want to recognize the many generous people who have helped make the Building Industry stronger than ever!
Our office will be closed, December 26th, for the holiday, but our Weekly Spotlight will return January 9th.
Late last week, I announced to our Board of Directors that I am leaving the Home Builders Association of Delaware. Having arrived at HBADE in March 2012, a great deal of positive action and energy has been accomplished over these last 6 years and I have been privileged to work with many fine members, business acquaintances, and HBADE staff. However it’s time for me to make a change. I have not decided what or where will occupy my future, but with a 3 month advance notice I’ll make that determination.
My last day with HBADE will be March 30, 2018. This allows our Executive Committee and Board of Directors time to determine and implement their move-forward gameplan.
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Executive Vice President these past 6 years. It has been a true pleasure working with you and my true best wishes for much continued success in your careers and business undertakings.