Asheville HBA Members Attend NCHBA Quarterly Meeting

Several AHBA Members recently attended the 4th Quarter NCHBA Meeting and Installation Ceremony held at Pinehurst on November 30, 2016.  NCHBA’s Quarterly Meetings provide the opportunity for members from across the state to meet in person and discuss issues affecting the home building industry. The ideas, goals and plans discussed at the meetings help guide the future of the association and the industry.

img_0453Congratulations to AHBA Member, Thomas McClain of Home Sweet Home Land Management, awarded the “Ralph Doggett Regional Vice President of the Year” during the Installation Ceremony and Hall of Fame Awards held that evening.  Thomas serves as Regional Vice President of Region X for NCHBA.  Also that evening, Gary Embler of Charlotte was officially installed as the 52nd President of NCHBA for 2017.

Among many committee meetings throughout the day, one hot topic was on the top 10 list of actions NCHBA took in 2016 that serve our members as well as protect and advance the interests of the home building industry.  Check out the top 5 listed below and be sure to Click here to download the complete list with full details.

  1. Fixed the Sales Tax for Repair, Maintenance and Installation (RMI) Services
  2. Implementation of Exemption of Builders’ Inventory from Property Taxation
  3. Successfully urged the Building Code Council to enact important code changes which produced significant cost savings
  4. Secured Appropriation to Put NC Building Code On-Line
  5. Secured Vesting Protection for Multi-Phase Projects

The AHBA is looking forward to welcoming guest speaker Tim Minton, Director of Government Affairs for NCHBA to the January 19, 2017 Annual Meeting to talk more on these achievements and future initiatives.


AHBA Members from left to right: Sean Sullivan of Living Stone Construction Inc., William Nesbit of First Bank, Brandon Bryant of Red Tree Builders, Inc., Thomas McClain of Home Sweet Home Land Management, Christ Stokes of Asheville HBA, Judy Dinelle of 84 Lumber and Rob Fisher of White Insurance Agency