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2935 Breezewood Avenue, Suite 100 Fayetteville, NC 28303         910.826.0648     
Week of April 24
In This Issue In Every Issue
   The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule extending the certifications of thousands of individual renovators under the Lead: Renovation Repair and Painting Program (LRRP). This is good news for more than 200,000 certified renovators who would otherwise have been shut out of the opportunity to take advantage of online-only training included in revisions proposed by the EPA to the refresher training requirement.

   NAHB Remodelers called for this extension during its November meeting with OMB while the rule was under review, and has repeatedly highlighted the implications and recommended actions to the EPA and the White House.
Under the final rule:

  • Individual renovators who received certification on or before March 31, 2010, now have until March 31, 2016, to get re-certified.
  • Individual renovators who received certification between April 1, 2010, and March 31, 2011, will have one year added to their five-year certification.
  • Subsequent certifications for renovators receiving the extension will be five years.

Learn more in NAHBNow.



Thursday, June 11
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Call to register: 910-678-8386

This class is offered every two months. This is not the refresher course however, it counts as the refresher course if you need it to but it is 8 hours. There is not a company in Fayetteville offering the refresher course.

Other Areas

PEACH (Renovator Initial & Refresher – English)
Durham, NC 
Class Fees
8 Hour Initial Class $175.00, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
4 Hour Refresher Class $125.00, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly classes are held

The EI Group (Renovator Initial & Refresher – English)
Location changes throughout NC, SC & VA
Class Fees Vary
8 Hour Initial Class, $175-$200
4 Hour Refresher Class, $95-$110

Thank You to our Cornhole Tournament
Presenting Sponsor

New Employee Safety is Good for Everyone
Nearly one five worker deaths in 2013 were in construction. Jobsite employee injuries are not only tragic, but they can put your company at risk. New employees-those with six or fewer months' experience-have a higher chance of being injured than their counterparts.

Please join NAHB for the free New Employee Safety Orientation: What They Need to Know webinar, Tuesday April 28, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET.
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the key steps in ensuring the safety of new employees
  • Recognize the top 10 construction safety issues that new employers need to know
  • Understand how to effectively implement a new hire safety orientation program
Sean Purcell, regional manager of risk management for Builders Mutual and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) instructor.

The webinar is complimentary but you still must sign up. Register here.

Find out on April 27
Register to attend a free webinar that explains the NCHBA Rebate Program
April 27 at 2:30 pm

Free Member Benefit that Puts Cash In Your Pocket
No one likes to leave money on the table. So, what would you think if you could get a rebate for your loyalty to many of the nation’s leading housing industry product suppliers? Well, now you can!
The Member Rebate Program is a free member benefit of the North Carolina Home Builders Association that is available to all active Builder and Remodeler Members.
The Manufacturers offer the same rebates as the "Top 10 Builders" receive regardless of your volume.

NCHBA Legislative Update

Legislators filed into to Raleigh on Monday ready to get back to business after a week-long "Spring Break" with the legislative "crossover" deadline nearing. This April 30th deadline requires that all non-finance and appropriations bills must pass their body of introduction and successfully "crossover" to the other body to remain eligible for further consideration.
Eight of NCHBA's 10 pro-active bills (SB25/HB 36 (Zoning/Design & Aesthetic Controls); HB 201 (Zoning Changes/Citizen Input) and SB 300 (Zoning Changes/Majority Rule); HB 255/SB 324 (Building Code Regulatory Reform); HB 483 (Land Use Regulatory Changes); and HB 721 (Subdivision Ordinance/Land Dev. Changes),  are subject to the "crossover" deadline. HB 136/SB 321 (Exempt Builders' Inventory) is not. Two of the list (HB 201 and HB 255 discussed below) have already "crossed over" having been approved by the House (and passage of an identical bill in one body normally means that no action needs to be taken on the same bill pending in the other body).
On Tuesday, HB 255 Building Code Regulatory Reform was approved by the House Finance Committee and it subsequently moved directly to the floor for a full House vote.   The legislation passed 105-5 and was sent on to the Senate.  Representative Mark Brody of Union County, along with Rep. Dennis Riddell of Alamance County, Rep. Tricia Cotham of Mecklenburg County and Rep. Sam Watford of Davidson County were the principal sponsors this key NCHBA legislative priority. We greatly appreciate their leadership and steadfast support.
 This legislation clarifies HB 120 Building Codes/Local Consistency passed the 2013 session, which defined required residential inspections; raises the threshold when a building permit from $5,000 to $15,000; clarifies the definition of official misconduct for code officials; and requires that the NC Department of Insurance post any Building Code Council appeals or interpretations within 3 business days.  Additionally, the bill specifies that inspections be performed in a full and timely manner and inspection reports must include all items failing to meet the code requirements for each individual inspection required by law.  Finally, the bill creates a residential code committee consisting of six members who must review and approve any proposed revisions to the Residential Code as a condition to further consideration by the Building Code Council.
The pace of legislative action will hit overdrive in the next two weeks as members scramble to have their bills calendared and heard. Just for perspective, over 300 additional bills were introduced into the House and the total number of bills introduced into the session thus far is 1,653.
In addition to our pro-active agenda,  NCHBA staff remains constantly vigilant for legislation that would have a negative impact on the recovering housing industry in North Carolina (and unfortunately, there are lots of those). 

Bills on the Move 

HB 548 (Zoning/Modernize & Reorganize) Referred to Judiciary IV; NCHBA seeks changes.
HB 721 (Subdivision Ordinance/Land Development Changes); last of NCHBA's priority bills introduced.
HB 760 (Regulatory Reform Act of 2015) Referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform; several NCHBA requested provisions included therein.
NCHBA Stars Awards Call for Entries
Entries are now being accepted for the prestigious STARS Awards program, which recognizes the outstanding professional performance of HBA members throughout the region! Don't miss out as we salute builders, associates, realtors, media and advertising professionals, and many others who shine above the rest.
The STARS Awards Gala will be held September 16 in Charlotte as part of the annual 21st Century Building Expo & Conference. This awards program is hosted by the North Carolina Home Builders Assocation. All NAHB members are eligible to enter.
The early bird entry deadline is June 19, 2015 ($100/entry). The final entry deadline is July 8, 2015 ($150/entry)


Up Coming

April 27
NCHBA Rebate Program Introduction Webinar
2:30 pm
Register to attend

April 28
New Employee Safety Webinar FREE
2:00-3:00 pm
Register to attend

May 6 
Golf Committee 
10:30 am
HBAF office

May 12 
Casino Night Committee 
9:00 am
HBAF office

May 19
Membership Committee 
11:30 am
HBAF office

May 21
Board of Directors
9 am
HBAF office

May 21
Member Mixer:Code Update
by Robert Privot
11:30 am
Habitat Restore
3833 Bragg Blvd
Register to attend

Save the Date: June 16-17
NCHBA Legislative Conference
Raleigh, NC

Membership Recruitment Raffle

Start Recruiting Today!

Raffle Prizes

$600  *  $300  *  $100

Construction Statistics

Local Stats: March 2015

Local Stats Residential Trend: 2008-2015

Absorption Report: February 2015

Commercial Building Permit Index: December 2014 

The Market Edge Residential Building Permit Trend: December 2014

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The Remodeler's Guide to Happy Customers: Managing Emotional Home Owners
Wednesday, May 6, 2-3 p.m.
Business Improvement series

Builders and remodelers aren't just selling a project; they are selling the entire experience. Managing emotional home owners means managing expectations and guiding them through every step of the process, in addition to managing the project itself.


NAHB is pleased to announce the launch of our newest member benefit program with eMemberBenefits. They provide discounted wireless service offerings from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. This unique program offers a wide range of benefits to members including: discounts averaging 35% for members, free mobile to any mobile calling, free mobile device management through an online portal, dedicated 24/7/365 help desk support and much more.*

Home builders today are relying on mobile technology for more than just phone calls. With the introduction of new technology, productivity has increased significantly. The eMemberBenefits wireless program for members helps to deliver solutions that are both powerful and simplified so that your enterprise gets the most from current available technologies at the very best prices.

Members will receive a no cost, no obligation detailed assessment of their existing wireless telecom expenses, and be provided with a free side by side comparison of discounts available for their existing service, along with comparable options from other carriers, often with even greater discounts. Once a member selects an option, they will receive comprehensive management of the implementation process, and a dedicated representative to act as the focal point for customer service and ongoing member support.

To learn more, please visit or call 866-430-NAHB (6242) to speak directly with a member specialist.

* All carriers require a 5 line minimum for business accounts (all phones, tablets, mobile hot spots and other cellular internet connected devices count towards this minimum

HBA of Fayetteville
910-826-0649 fax

Natalie Fryer, Executive Officer
Pamela Grierson, Communications Manager

NAHB Member Discounts
Dues Payments & Lobbying Expense 2015 Disclosure
Dues payments to the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB, NCHBA and HBAF, 10% of the total dues, or $ 48.22 is not deductible for income tax purposes for builder and associate members. For affiliate members, 2% of the total dues, or $2.35 is not deductible for income tax purposes. Membership Dues are non-refundable.
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