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CAHB Appoints Ted Leighty as Next CEO
Incoming CAHB CEO, Ted Leighty
The Colorado Association of Homebuilders announced today that Ted Leighty will become the statewide association’s next CEO. Leighty, who is currently Vice President of Government Affairs for the Colorado Association of REALTORS (CAR), will start on November 1.

“The entire statewide homebuilding community is fortunate to have Ted as the association’s new CEO,” said Bruce Rau of Oakwood Homes, the current board chairman for the CAHB. “Over the past decade, Ted has established himself as a leading association executive, government relations and communications specialist, and spokesman for the housing industry. With Ted’s leadership, homebuilders across Colorado will have an experienced and respected voice to represent our members and their customers at the state level.”

Jeff Whiton, CEO of the HBA of Metro Denver commented that "Ted Leighty brings a wealth of political experience... Read more...

DBJ Fast 50 — DIRC Homes finds the homebuyer's sweet spot

Kathleen Lavine, Denver Business Journal
From left, DIRC Homes’ Tony Lajimodiere; Paul Malone, president; Jason Morris, vice president of construction; Cory Palmeiro, and Michael Martines.
Denver has been charting among the nation’s biggest home price gains for years, a trend that has priced out many buyers seeking a home in the mid $300,000 range.

But that’s DIRC Homes’ sweet spot.

The urban infill specialist, founded in 2012, made a bet two years ago when it anticipated that the Mile High City’s red-hot real estate market would need new infill properties designed for entry-level customers.... Read more...

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DBJ Fast 50 — Lokal Homes builds with Colorado culture in mind

Kathleen Lavine, Denver Business Journal
Lokal Homes co-owners David Lemnah and Ryan Lantz visit a development in Castle Rock.
Even as Lokal Homes posts triple-digit growth, its owners are staying focused on the company’s local culture.

“No. 1, we have tried to build homes for Colorado,” said co-owner David Lemnah.

That’s because, he added, the Greenwood Village-based private home builder prides itself on understanding the Colorado lifestyle and building with the state’s residents in mind. That means more windows to take in scenic views... Read more...

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Ground Breaking Announced for West Line Village
New TOD Neighborhood at Sheridan Station in growing West Colfax corridor, West Line Village brings attainably-priced homes to Lakewood

DIRC Homes and Trailbreak Partners announced today that groundbreaking for West Line Village, a transit-oriented development (TOD) located at W. 10th Avenue and Depew Street in Lakewood, Colorado, is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017. The highly anticipated, attainably priced community will deliver its first homes in spring 2018. While the first phase is nearly sold out, the second phase of sales is expected to open in early 2018.

The new community of 176 rowhome and duplex units features distinctive floor plans from 800 to 1,750 square feet.... Read more...

Limited Time 10% + 2% Discount for NAHB Members from Lowe's
October 16th through November 17th NAHB Members should print out this coupon and save 10% on your Lowe's Account Receivable (LAR) and Lowe's Business Account (LBA). Visit www.LowesForPros.com/NAHB and register to save an additional 2% off of your LAR or LBA and free delivery on purchases of $500 or more**. If you miss this limited time offer, visit www.LowesForPros.com/NAHB and register to save 5% every day when using Lowe's credit, plus for NAHB members LAR/LBA accounts are both eligible to receive the additional 2% statement discount*. *Offer is not automatic, see store for details. Terms and conditions apply. **Exclusions and standard delivery rules apply, discount taken at time of purchase, see store for details.... Read more...

Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard
As NAHBNow has reported, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decreased the permissible levels of exposure to crystalline silica for construction.

NAHB has told policy makers from the start that this wide-reaching rule will be difficult to meet and enforce. But it’s the law of the land, pending any change from NAHB’s legal challenge still outstanding. Dan Johnson, CSP, managing partner of SFI Compliance Inc., a national safety consulting firm and member of the NAHB Safety Committee, told us what home builders need to know to comply with the new rule and avoid fines.

The HBA's JobSite Safety Committee will host an Update regarding the standard on November 8th at 8:00 a.m. in the Education Room. It looks like you’re going to be busy... Read more...

2017 Metro Housing Coalition Voter Guide
The Metro Housing Coalition (MHC) is the political committee of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA). Led by a Board of Directors composed of 18-20 HBA Builder and Associate Members, the MHC works to educate local officials at the municipal and county levels about HBA issues through the election process, individual meetings, forums and events.

The MHC interviews and supports political candidates based on permit activity and issues within our territory covering thirty-four municipalities and eight counties in the metro Denver region. *Those who elect to interview with the MHC and those who support a vibrant and affordable housing market are those who receive an endorsement and/or a contribution from the Metro Housing Coalition. ... Read more...

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