The Home Builders Association of Dayton is the voice of the residential building industry in our region and one of its most respected membership organizations.
The HBA is comprised of nearly 400 residential building professional firms and friends of the industry, each of which is dedicated to the proposition that home ownership should be within the reach of every American family.
The HBA is a very active organization which promotes and enhances the professionalism of home building and associated businesses in Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Butler, Warren and Darke Counties.
HBA/Denver Smith Memorial Golf Outing Teeing it Up June 20
The annual HBA/Denver Smith Golf Outing will take place at Sugar Valley Golf Club in Bellbrook. The popular event gathers members together for some fun, food and frolic. Sponsorships are available and players and foursomes are welcome to begin registering. [Read More]
How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims
The thoughts of the HBA of Dayton leadership and the entire NAHB federation are with the victims of the Oklahoma tornados of May 19 and 20. NAHB immediately reached out to a number of Executive Officers in Oklahoma to ensure everyone was safe and to offer support.
Here is the information on donations provided by the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association (COHBA) and the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa who are coordinating assistance efforts on behalf of the home building community.
The COHBA charitable foundation is receiving monetary gifts. Checks can be made to “Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation” and mailed to P.O. Box 14005, Oklahoma City, OK 73113.
COHBA and the HBA of Greater Tulsa are also coordinating efforts to collect food, water, clothes, as well as shovels, rakes, gloves, dust masks, buckets, tote bags and items to help families sift through the rubble of what used to be their homes to find cherished items. NAHB provides disaster preparation and recovery resources to consumers and home builders on the
NAHB website at www.nahb.org/disasterresources. The resources include radio PSA scripts to warn consumers about unscrupulous contractors following a disaster; links to disaster government assistance information from FEMA, HUD and the Red Cross; and articles on disaster preparedness and recovery.
HBA of Dayton Partnership with "Builders Digital Experience"
Did you ever wonder how 12 HBA builders get their homes listed on the HBA of Dayton website? It's FREE to all members and easy to participate. Just in the Dayton area we have had over 700 visits in the last six months to the home search alone. Those visitors averaged over 7 minutes per visit and veiwed over 4,000 pages and 41 visited more than once! [Learn More]
Ohio Board of Building Standards Issues Memos for Clarification of New Codes
One of the memos addresses fireplace door requirements. A second memo sent out by the BBS deals with the scope of application of the energy code in roof replacement. The BBS issued its final memo, entitled RCO Section 315, to satisfy the RCAC recommendation to provide clarification on intent of section requiring installation of CO alarms. [Read More]
Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.is a housing economist with a unique view.
Weekdays he sends out a 70 word blog. From this week: Part of the reason employment growth is so weak is that despite sizable increases in residential construction spending, increases in construction employment have been MIA. From April 2012 to April 2013, residential construction put-in-place increased from $249 billion to $295 billion, an 18% rise. However, during the same period, the number of residential building employees and residential specialty trade contractors rose from 2,048,100 to 2,131,800 or by just 4%! [Read More]
Simms Developing More Condos Downtown
Charlie Simms, president of Charles Simms Development, an HBA of Dayton Member, is building on the success of his sold-out Patterson Square community with a new 31-townhome development across the street. The development — called Patterson Place — will be built on the almost 1-acre plot next to the Litehouse Development project at the southwest corner of First Street and Patterson Avenue. [Read More]