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Week of November 21
In This Issue In Every Issue
Awards Luncheon and Installation of the 2015 Board of Directors
New board members installation.
Award Winners: Pillar of the Industry, Larry Strother; Rookie of the Year, Sharlene Williams; President's Choice, Spencer Locklear; Associate of the Year, Piedmont Natural Gas-Kevin Fisher; Builder of the Year, Westan Homes, Robert Stanley and Greg West.
Left: 2015 President Kevin, Shortridge and wife, Stephanie
Right: Pillar of the Industry, Larry Strother and Kevin Shortridge
Builder of the Year: Westan Homes
Greg West, Robert Stanley, Mike Sellers,Teddianne Sherman and Hector Ray (2013 Builder of the Year)
Left: Rookie of the Year, Sharlene Williams, President Lynne Greene and President's Choice, Spencer Locklear
Right: Associate of the Year, Kevin Fisher and Mitch Guy (2013 Associate of the Year)
 Is Your Membership Working for You!

Member Rebate Program: November 21 Deadline

   Claim forms for projects completed in 3rd Quarter 2014 (July-September) are due November 21. Builders and remodelers should visit to download the claim forms. If you did not apply for the 2nd Quarter 2014, you may also file a claim for that period as well.
   Want to learn more about the NCHBA Member Rebate Program that has rebated more than $130,000 back to builder members since 2011?

Register for a FREE "How to Claim Webinar":
Register: Tuesday - November 25th 2:00 pm

Utility Rebates Now Available!
Did you know you can receive rebates from your local utility company for the homes you are building? They are difficult to claim, always changing, and very time consuming. NOT ANYMORE! We have partnered with GreenOhm, a company that specializes in collecting utility rebates for builders, and we've negotiated a great program for our members. The utility rebates can amount to thousands of dollars per address and they do all the work! 

Learn More & Register >>
Help create the H & H Homes Gingerbread Community of Hope with Habitat for Humanity! 
Build a piece of the gingerbread community, and see the display at SkyView on Hay during A Dickens Holiday on November 28. This event is presented in conjunction with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and the Fayetteville Downtown Alliance. 
Click here for more information about the Gingerbread Community of Hope, or visit  

There is no cost to enter! Everyone is encouraged to participate, no matter the skill level. All entries will be eligible to receive a $250 People's Choice Award. 
Visit the Habitat ReStore, located at 3833 Bragg Boulevard, to enter and to pick up a wooden base for the gingerbread creation. 

Gain the knowledge to improve your business at IBS 2015!
   NAHB members who register for the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) by December 5 can register for an IBS full registration for just $350! A full registration not only includes access to the five exhibits of Design & Construction Weekâ„¢ – IBS, KBIS, IWCE, the Las Vegas Market and TISE – it also includes access to more than 100 education sessions in 10 tracks.
   The value of an IBS full registration is evident in the 40% increase of attendees getting a full registration over the past two years and speaker ratings are at an all-time high. The message is clear – IBS education is in demand and if you aren’t taking advantage of all the great education happening at IBS, you’re missing out!
Don’t miss business-building education sessions, such as:

When Social Media Doesn’t Work: How to Build a Smarter Online Marketing System
Discover the secrets to converting your tweets, pins and posts into clicks, conversations and closings.
Speaker, Dawn Sadler gives you the tools with a scalable system to maximize your online presence.
What’s Hot in America’s Kitchens
Kitchens are no longer simply a place to cook and eat – they’ve become a room for socializing and entertainment. Explore the latest in kitchen trends with product selections, finishes, technology and design.
Builder-to-Builder Tell All: Around the Country in 60 Minutes
Learn from builders from various markets across the country in a session of lightening-round questions.
Gain applicable real-time information as builders respond to questions suggested over social media in the weeks leading up to IBS.
Moneyball: Using Home Building Metrics to Sideline the Competition
Small volume builders gain the tools to compete with big builders when renowned speaker, Bob Whitten uses lessons from the 2002 pennywise Oakland A’s to examine key financial, operational and sales/marketing metrics to reveal how those with limited budgets and resources can achieve home building success.

Up Coming

November 26-28
HBAF Office Closed
No HBAFlash this week

December 9
Builders, Bids & Beer
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

December 11
Board of Directors Meeting
9:00 am

Construction Statistics

Local Stats: October 2014

Local Stats Residential Trend: 2008-2014

Absorption Report: August 2014

Commercial Building Permit Index: September 2014  

The Market Edge Residential Building Permit Trend: September 2014  

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Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2015 (Registration Opening Soon!)
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2-3 p.m.
Design and Technology series

Color trends are about discovery, influence and inspiration. Color experts will share their color observations and translate the 2015 color trends to help you make the critical exterior and interior choices that are sure to be most appealing to your customers.

Build Client Confidence and Increase Green Home Sales

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2-3 p.m.

After you meet all of the requirements for green certification and all the boxes are checked, what comes next? This program will cover opportunities that will help you incorporate sustainable design and building principals into your business in a way that will pique client interest. In addition, panelists will examine the dos and don’ts of effective sustainability messaging that can increase green home sales.

HBA of Fayetteville
910-826-0649 fax

Natalie Fryer, Executive Officer
Pamela Grierson, Communications Manager

NAHB Member Discounts
Dues Payments & Lobbying Expense 2014 Disclosure
Dues payments to Home Builders Association of Fayetteville are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses, subject to an exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB, NCHBA and Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, 8% of the total dues for Builder & Associate Members is NOT deductible for income tax purposes. For Affiliate Members, 1.8% of the total dues is NOT deductible for income tax purposes. Membership Dues are non-refundable.
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