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2016 Summer Job Fair - July 21st - 9 AM to 1 PM
The HBA is proud to present the Summer Job Fair! Join us and meet new potential team members through this well-promoted introduction and hiring event! The Summer Job Fair will be held at the HBA of Metro Denver on July 21 from 9-1. Sponsored Table Tops will represent Builders, Associates, Vendors, and Trades looking to introduce their company and their current or future job opportunities to eager hires. Dozens of individuals were placed Table Tops are limited. Sponsored by the Associate Member Council (AMC). Powered by JWilliams Staffing. Employers and Employee Candidates..... Read more...

SMC Hosts Customer Service Expert Carol Smith on July 11
In today’s competitive environment, securing a sale without over promising your product, process, or service is challenging. Meeting that challenge requires a forthright system that combines accurate information, diplomacy, and subtle repetition. The front line personnel who apply this system need appropriate attitudes, skills, and tools to bring realistic expectations to life for customers. In Setting Expectation for Happy Customers Carol Smith teaches how to develop the practices and documents to achieve these goals. FREE to SMC Members.... Read more...

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John Stevens, Sopris Homes earns Graduate Master Builder designation
At the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) recognized John Stevens, owner and founder of Sopris Homes, as achieving the designation of Graduate Master Builder. John is now 1 of only 6 Graduate Master Builders in Colorado. To receive recognition as a Graduate Master Builder one must have ten years of building experience, and ... Read more...

NAHB-Supported Senate Bill Would Reform Federal Housing Programs
The Senate on June 22 introduced the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016, legislation that includes many NAHB-supported bipartisan fixes to HUD programs. Introduced by Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, the measure contains a number of reforms to increase access to affordable rental housing, provide assistance to low-income renters and facilitate homeownership. NAHB urges the Senate to support this legislation. Specifically, the bill would... Read more...

Flatirons Building Council features a panel discussion of big builder verses small
The Flatirons Building Council (FBC) of the Home Builders Association of Denver (HBA), hosted a robust panel discussion with both small private builders and large public builders. Mike Rinner, senior vice president of Meyers Research, LLC, moderated the conversation from the various builder perspectives to over 100 builders and associate members last week. The information was well received by attendees who gained insight as to the pros and cons of being a big builder verses small, and the benefits and challenges that each experience.... Read more...

Colorado Job-Ready Students initiative advances training within the construction industry
The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), in partnership with the Colorado Construction Institute (CCI), is pleased by the recent legislation that Governor Hickenlooper signed into law earlier this month. House Bill 1289: Job-Ready Students supports school districts in adopting education practices that prepare students to meet Colorado’s emerging workforce needs. The collaborative efforts between the HBA and CCI was the catalyst for this type of bill, as their successful training platforms served as an example of the educational programs needed across the Denver Metro area.... Read more...

Terrain in Castle Rock will host “Industry Night” to kick off the 2016 Parade of Homes
Terrain in Castle Rock, location of the 2016 Parade of Homes Industry Night
Terrain, a master-planned community in Castle Rock, will host this year’s “Industry Night” gala, August 12, to kick off the 2016 Parade of Homes.

Each year, the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), invites members of the home building community – builders, architects, designers, landscapers, tradesmen, and others associated with Parade builders—to the “Industry Night” event to tour a sampling of homes that will be featured in the Parade. More than 1,000 are expected to attend.... Read more...

HBA Lobbyist Mary Kay Hogan Rescues Metro District Financing
The Colorado Association of Home Builders, through its lobbyist Mary Kay Hogan, was responsible for organizing the lobbying effort behind what became Senate Bill 16-211, which sought to resolve the retroactive ambiguity crated by the Marin Court regarding the validity of electors and actions of district directors prior to the date of the decision. This politically and financially sensitive problem had to be solved in less than three calendar weeks as the Colorado Legislature was constitutionally required to adjourn on May 11. The bill was sponsored by the Senate President and Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House and House Majority Leader. The bill passed the final week of session by a 100-0 vote, and Governor Hickenlooper ... Read more...

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