Builder News Network

Hall of Fame Inducts Three Champions of Housing
The South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame inducted Congressman Joe Wilson, Hal Von Nessen, MIRM, and Harry Dill.

First Ever State Builder and Associate of the Year Recognized
Two HBA members who have demonstrated continuous support of the housing industry, who have served the HBA, and who have had a lasting impact on the industry and the association were recognized at the Celebration of Excellence as Builder of the Year and Associate of the Year.

Custom Home Builders, Quality Homes Win State Awards
More than 19 awards were awarded to new homes and remodel project entries that exhibited outstanding craftsmanship in the construction of quality homes; and to sales and marketing entries that exhibited exceptional design and delivery of the message.

Local HBA Achievements Recognized by HBASC
Several local HBAs were awarded an Association Celebration of Excellence (ACE) award for their efforts to produce events and communication pieces and to promote education and membership.

Hefty Awards for Membership Drive Winners
The 2009 Membership Drive, sponsored by Verizon Wireless, proved to be a huge success with national recognition for a few HBAs in a big way.

Is Your Business Prepared To Comply with the SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act?
On June 4, 2008, South Carolina passed a comprehensive immigration law touted by many as one of the toughest immigration laws in the nation. Employers have been greatly impacted and need to understand the main components of the law.

New Member Benefit! Liberty Mutual Offers NAHB Member Discounts on Auto, Home and Renters Insurance
NAHB members and their families can save on auto, home owners, condominium, motorcycle and watercraft insurance from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, the newest NAHB Member Advantage affinity program participating company.

REMINDER: Builder License Expiration Notices Ceased
If you are a licensed residential builder in the South Carolina, you will not receive a license renewal notice.

SCHB Self Insurers Fund Announces Second Premium Refund for Members
For the second consecutive year, the S.C. Home Builders Self Insurers Fund (SIF) has announced a premium refund to it members. This year's refund totals $750,000.

Tax Credit Closing Deadline and Flood Insurance Program Extended Through Sept. 30
Before adjourning for its week-long July 4 recess, Congress approved legislation extending the home buyer tax credit and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 30.

EPA Lead Paint Rule Delayed
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to delay enforcement of the new Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule will provide much-needed time to get more remodelers and other contractors trained – and for EPA to get the word out to consumers about the importance of hiring a certified remodeler, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

REMINDER: New Continuing Education Requirements for CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, & GMB
If you have an NAHB designation, you may want to take note of the changes the NAHB governing boards have made so far in 2010.

Learn How to Create Automated Estimates Using Microsoft Excel
NAHB BuilderBooks is hosting the webinar, “Estimating with Microsoft Excel,” which will take attendees through generating an estimating workbook in Microsoft Excel and show them how they can save time and avoid costly mistakes.

Member Spotlight

Brad Thompson, First Choice Custom Homes
HBA of Greenville member Brad Thompson took home the honors of being the one HBA member in the state to recruit the most new builder members during the recent membership drive.

Meetings & Events

July 15
Horry Georgetown GMM, Myrtle Beach
Greater Columbia GMM, Columbia

July 20
Greater Pee Dee GMM, Florence

July 22
Kershaw County Chapter GMM, Camden

More Events

Education Calendar

July 22
Marketing & Communications Strategies for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS I), Aiken

July 29
Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II), Aiken

August 9
BAR Exam, Columbia
PREP Exam, Columbia

More Education Opportunities

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