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HBA Membership Newsletter | September 20, 2022


Welcome to your monthly Membership Newsletter from the HBA of Metro Denver. InterConnections provides our membership with member news, celebrations, events, FAQs, and more!

September 20, 2022

New Member Highlight - Moderno Porcelain Works: A Porcelain Turnkey Solution

Moderno Porcelain Works constantly pushes the boundaries of what design with porcelain can become. Specializing in the fabrication and installation of large-format porcelain (5' x 10') slabs, their experienced craftsmen raise the quality standards in the surfacing industry. As the only company in North America using advanced fabrication machines and a proprietary installation process, they are 100% dedicated to porcelain. From material selection and precise laser measurement to fabrication and installation, Moderno is a turnkey solution for all things porcelain.

Moderno can take a marble-like dream home and turn it into a reality with less cost, less material, and no harm to the earth. Their in-house craftsmen create endless possibilities from shower walls with fewer grout lines to slip-resistant flooring, scratch-resistant countertops, heat-resistant fireplace surrounds, decorative tv niches, and outdoor kitchens. The possibilities are truly endless.

Builders are a crucial partnership that Moderno constantly wants to nurture. Throughout the entirety of the project, you will have a dedicated project specialist that will make sure everything runs smoothly and on time. Moderno is here to support YOU.

Moderno's Denver showroom is located at 11945 E 49th Ave, Denver, CO 80239. You can visit their website to learn more at

Upcoming Education Events

Wednesday, October 5, Trench Safety Summit - NAXSA (North American Excavation Shoring Association) is partnering with OSHA to bring this one-day summit to you to educate and promote trench safety.

Friday, October 7, NAHB Construction, Contracts & Law Accredited Course - HBAU Reboot! We will be hosting Tag Gilkeson from the NAHB to teach us the 'Construction, Contracts and Law' course from the NAHB

Fore more information, visit our events page, or email our Education Manager Steve Seno at

Council Connections - An HBA Council Spotlight

Erin Hurley - Director of Business Development, Lita Dirks & Co, LLC, Professional Women in Building (PWB) 2022 Chair

"What PWB Membership Means to Me: How we benefit personally and professionally

Personally, so very grateful for the connectedness - we're all here in this space and time together, for a purpose.  To have folks that you know you can call on and understand where you are, especially in our industry, is so important.  The PWB members are here rooting you on, encouraging and helping to provide a place to get engaged.

Professionally, I am beyond grateful for our mentoring program.  To have a formal avenue to turn to for advice, support, coaching and motivation - what an amazing gift!  I can personally attest to truly how life changing something that might sound so small can be.

This year, as the PWB chair, it was my personal goal to encourage others and promote just how impactful PWB has been for me.  The intangible and tangible benefits that I truly hope to provide all our members. Understanding that our world today has changed in oh so many dynamics, and we're still navigating those waters.

From our mentoring program, to our educational lunches, working side by side on our community outreach projects and networking at happy hours, we hope to provide that connection and that opportunity for everyone to feel heard and get involved."

For more information on the PWB, including how to join, click here.

September is NAHB's Associate Member Appreciation Month!


Since 1981, September has been designated as NAHB's Associate Member Appreciation Month - an annual celebration of Associate member contributions to the NAHB Federation and the home building industry. Designating September as Associate Appreciation Month is just one way of providing the much-deserved visibility and recognition to our invaluable Associate members. THANK YOU to all our amazing Associate Members who we appreciate so much!

International Builder Show (IBS) - Early Registration is OPEN!

Who is Vegas-bound in January? The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) connects, educates and improves the residential construction industry, and we're headed back to Vegas in 2023. Join us to experience new product launches, construction demos, industry thought leader sessions, workshops, panel discussions...and more.

IBS is your chance to get the real ideas and real solutions you need to grow and strengthen your essential business. Save when you register by September 30!

Click here for more information and to register.

NEW! NAHB is Offering Discounts with Goodyear Tires For YOU!

NAHB and Goodyear are pleased to offer solutions to members to help them save time and reduce costs on auto, light truck, and commercial truck tires and services. Plus, a portion of all sales through NAHB?s Goodyear tire program will help support state and local home builders' associations.

Click here to access the exclusive Goodyear discounts for NAHB members.

Marshall Fire Task Force Working Groups

As the Boulder County community begins the recovery after the devastating effects of the Marshall Fire, the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver will be providing accurate information for the public on rebuilding, finding a builder and/or contractor, and preventing scams and further loss. With the rebuilding phase closer at hand, the HBA's Marshall Fire Task Force is transitioning into Working Groups to focus on specific areas of reconstruction.

If you have interest in helping rebuild or have expertise to share in one of the following areas, we ask that you consider joining one of the Working Groups. If you are interested or would like addition information, please email this is an important time for HBA members to step up and support the Marshall Fire homeowners and communities. All HBA members are encouraged to participate in some way on this effort.

Need a Plumber? Someone to Help with Stucco? Maybe some Excavation?

Not sure who to call when you need assistance on a project (either professionally or personally), please check out the HBA Member Directory!

Click here to find a company to help YOU!

2022 Member Savings Program

Join thousands of members who save money for their families and businesses! As a member of your local and/or state home builders’ association, you can take advantage of NAHB’s member savings programs:

  • Exclusive Savings: As a benefit to members, NAHB negotiates on your behalf to offer the best pricing available at 20 national companies.
  • Support for Your Local HBA: All products and services purchased by members through the member savings programs offer monetary support for your HBA. Last year, NAHB gave more than $700,000 to HBAs as a result of member participation in these programs. (Please see information on CAHB Rebates in this newsletter for more!)

Job Board/Member Press Releases

Did you know that you can post member news, announcements, events, and job postings on our website? Find your new coworker and let everyone know what is happening in your office with just a couple of clicks. Questions on how? Email me at

Do you LOVE the HBA and all the benefits of your membership? Then apply to be a Member Ambassador! Ambassadors need to donate only a few hours a month to help welcome in new members and help answer any questions new members might have. As an ambassador, you will also receive a $100 gift card to use at ANY HBA event throughout the year!!

Click here to download and fill out the ambassador commitment form. Please return your form to me at and feel free to reach out with questions any time!

Thank you to HBA's Organizational Partners:

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