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HBA Membership Newsletter | August 8, 2023


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

August 8, 2023

2023 Membership Survey Results (At a Glance)

Thank you to everyone who took part in completing our Membership Survey!

HBA of Metro Denver conducted a membership survey in May and June and received responses from 116 members, including 45 Builder/Developer members and 71 Associates.

  • The largest group of survey responders were those who have been members for less than 2 years (32.7%) and more than 16 years (22.4%).

Click here to see more results from the survey!

HBA Associate Member Spotlight - Westerra Credit Union

Colorado is facing an ongoing housing shortage. Several factors attribute to this issue but a notable one, according to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, is that approximately 82% of current homeowners with a mortgage have an interest rate below 5% and roughly 62% of those with mortgages have an interest rate below 4%. Due to this, the supply of existing homes coming on the market is expected to continue to be depressed for the foreseeable future. Therefore, many homebuyers are looking to build a new home but face the daunting task of securing separate loans for construction and permanent financing.

Westerra’s “One-Time Close Construction-to-Permanent Loan” provides a hassle-free solution to this situation by streamlining loans for new home construction or renovation projects. During the construction period, which typically lasts between 12 to 18 months, the loan operates on an interest-only structure. This allows homeowners to save money by only paying interest on the amount used during construction. After completion, the loan smoothly converts to permanent financing (subject to Westerra's underwriting requirements). This unique loan program empowers borrowers to benefit from a simple, cost-effective financing experience. For more information on this loan or schedule an appointment with a mortgage loan officer, visit

(If you and your company are interested in being a member spotlight, email me ASAP!

HBA Member Spotlight - BuildStrong Academy

A serious problem facing Colorado’s construction industry is a persistent shortage of skilled labor. At a time of record industry expansion, construction employers struggle to find enough qualified workers to meet market needs. BuildStrong Academy of Colorado was founded specifically to address this labor issue. Through a series of innovative, industry-driven training programs for youth and adults, the Academy is building a highly skilled labor force that can meet the demands of Colorado’s expanding construction industry. Transform your career by taking BuildStrong Academy’s Construction Skills Bootcamp. In our flagship skills course, you’ll learn in-demand skills, gain an HBI PACT Core Certification, and receive one-on-one career support to help you land a great new job in just 4 or 6 weeks. If you’re pursuing a career in construction in Colorado, we’ll offer you a full scholarship to cover the cost! BuildStrong Academy of Colorado is a collaborative, industry-driven training organization created to solve the construction industry’s need for skilled workers. When you support the Academy, you support the entire construction industry.

You can support BuildStrong in one of 3 ways. Participating in our career fairs, posting on our job board, or coming in to speak with a class that is currently in session.

To learn more about BuildStrong Academy of Colorado, reach out to Kristin Davenport, Career Coach.

(If you and your company are interested in being a member spotlight, email me ASAP!

New Member Orientation & BBQ is September 7th!

Mark your calendars for our next HBA Orientation and final BBQ of 2023! Alpine Lumber will be rolling their huge grill and parking lot for our member appreciation BBQ on Thursday, September 7. Orientation begins at 3pm with the BBQ immediately following in our courtyard. RSVP for Orientation here. RSVP for the BBQ here.

Now is the Time to Plan your 2024 HBA Sponsorships!

Want to get more visibility in front of your peers and target audiences? Tap into the $5 BILLION DOLLAR home building industry in Colorado’s Front Range and become a 2024 HBA Sponsor! The HBA offers a HUGE VARIETY of sponsorship opportunities each year. The new sponsorship packet will be available this fall, but now is the time to start planning! Please contact for more information.

HBA Rebates - Claim your Q2 Projects Now! 

Builder and Remodeler Members! Now is the time to claim for Q2’ 2023. Builder and Remodeler Members may claim for manufacturer rebates for residential jobs completed between April 1 through June 30, 2023. Claims for Q2 will close August 31, 2023.

Two new participating manufacturers have joined and are available for members to claim rebates beginning with Q2’23:

  • Genie Garage Door Openers
  • Simpson Strong-Tie Structural Connectors

They join the participating manufacturers that began participating with Q1’23:

  • GAF Roofing
  • Honeywell Home (Air Quality, Smart Home Controls, Thermostat, Water Solutions, and Zoning)
  • Kidde Fire Safety (Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms)
  • Panasonic Ventilation (Panasonic Bath Fans and Swidget Smart Switch, Outlet, and Inserts)
  • Westlake-Royal Building Products (Including: Exterior Portfolio, Royal Siding, Trim, Moulding and Shutters, Portsmouth Shakes and Shingles, Celect Siding, and American Premium Shutters)

Along with dozens of others that have participated for years! Please reach out to the HBA Rebates Team with any questions.

Be Sure to Attend an Event this Summer! 

Not sure which HBA/Council Event to attend? Send me an email and we can schedule a time to chat about what you would like to gain from your HBA experience that you have yet to tap into!

Attention HR Directors and Onboarding Employees!

The HBA of Metro Denver has created an Info Sheet for all members! The goal of this is to help teach our member’s new employees about the benefits of the HBA, how to get involved, and more! Please print this info sheet and hang it in your break room, copy room, any place where everyone can see it.

Everyone at your office is an HBA Member!

Ready to Join a Council or Committee?

Want to stay up to date on what is happening with utilities? How about joining the #1 HBA Sales and Marketing Council in the country? Click here to peruse our different councils and committees.

HBAU Has the Training for YOU!

Our HBA University is up and running and we have something for everyone in your company! From Universal Design Essentials, Land Development, and a high level Advanced High-Performance Building: Project Management. For the robust list, click here. Suggestions for other classes? Contact our Education Manager, Steve Seno at

2023 Member Savings Program

As a benefit to members, NAHB negotiates on your behalf to offer the best pricing available at 20 national companies, including Goodyear Tires, UPS, Dell computers, and more! Download the guide for more information, including phone numbers and program codes.


Please join us in welcoming our most recent new HBA Members!

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 2023 Organizational Partners:

Corporate Partners: 

Contact Connie Dahl for Information on Supporting the HBA through Sponsorship

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