Denver City Council votes 12-1, Passes Construction Defects Reform
November 24, 2015
Denver City Council members overwhelmingly approved an ordinance making it harder to file class-action lawsuits over construction defects on Monday — and then called on the Legislature to do the same next year.
The council said the law will be key to re-starting the city’s dormant condominium market, and voted 12-1 for the ordinance, which takes three main steps to curbing the number of legal actions filed by a small number of homeowners association members.... Read more...
Have you secured your tickets to the 2015 IRR yet?
November 24, 2015
Join HBA members at the Installation and Recognition Reception (IRR) on December 2, 2015, to meet and celebrate with many of the most prominent builders and developers in the industry. Christina Presley, the first woman president in the HBA’s history will pass the gavel to Craig Campbell. He will be installed as new president for 2016, along with the new 2016 Board of Directors for the HBA.
Denver council's first vote for construction-defects reform law is unanimousNovember 17, 2015
A construction-defects reform proposal that has divided the Colorado Legislature for years flew through its first Denver City Council vote without opposition Monday, clearing the way for the city to take the lead in what likely will be a newly energized statewide fight on the issue.
Though several council members said they had a few concerns with ordinance language that they’d like to fix before the final scheduled vote on Nov. 23, all seemed to share a universal sentiment that something must be done to spur a greater variety of lower-priced housing options in a city where home prices and rents have escalated significantly— and that this measure was a major step in the right direction.... Read more...
Why the Name Change?
November 12, 2015
Many of our colleagues have asked, “why the name change?” After all, New Town Builders was well known as an award-winning builder of more than 1,000 energy efficient homes. Why walk away from a name with a great reputation?
Well, this is more than a name change…and….it’s not our first name change either.
Originally, New Town Builders was known as Greentree Homes and was a respected builder of high end custom homes in Douglas County. But when owner Gene Myers became interested in energy efficiency and creating more attainable homes in new urbanism communities, the company underwent its first name change to New Town Builders.
Now, Gene and his team are turning their attention to building “healthy homes,” an important but little known concept.... Read more...
Crossville Acquires CAPCO Tile & Stone Distributorship
November 07, 2015
Officials with Crossville, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Curran Group, have announced the company’s acquisition of substantially all assets belonging to CAPCO Tile & Stone, LLC., a distribution business headquartered in Denver, Colorado.... Read more...
HBA Board of Directors Approves Dues and Assessment Cap Increase First increase in nearly 10 yearsNovember 03, 2015
At the monthly HBA Board of Directors Meeting on October 13th, the Board approved the proposed 2016 Annual Budget. Significant inclusions to the 2016 Budget are is an increase in annual membership dues from $795 to $850 per year, and an increase in the permit assessment cap from 200 to 250. Permit assessment caps will take effect January 1, 2016 and member renewals with anniversary dates on or after January 1st will be billed at the new rate as well. HBA CEO Jeff Whiton notes, “The last increase in Home Builder Association dues or caps was in 2006 - almost 10 years ago.”
The Dues increase also continues to include membership in the Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), providing industry representation on the state and national level.
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Three top Denver builders are honored with the prestigious HAP Award
BAC's Ken Jensen presents Matt Osborn of TRI Pointe Homes with 2015 HAP Award
October 29, 2015
The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) recognized three outstanding Denver area home builders at its annual general membership meeting and presented them with the industry’s esteemed 2015 HAP Awards (Homebuilder and Associates in Partnership). More than 300 HBA members attended the general membership meeting, which was held October 27 at CU South Denver (formerly Wildlife Experience) in Parker.
HAP award winners are determined by HBA associate members with whom the builder does business, in three builder categories. All associate members were surveyed, asking them to rank the builder on criteria including – trust, communication, loyalty, and ethics. ... Read more...
Your MHC Fall 2015 Election Guide
October 26, 2015
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...