The Ultimate Gamble: Failing to Ask for Your Subs’ Insurance

Protect your business with advice from the experts at Builders Mutual. Not long ago, general contractors (GCs) would have been hard-pressed to build a house if they required their subcontractors to use fall protection. Subs would simply work for a … Continued

An Important Update from Sealing Agents

Sealing Agents recently experienced an explosion and fire at their location in Fletcher off of Mills Gap Road. Thankfully, the only damage was structural, and none of their employees were injured in the blast. “While we are working to have … Continued

Congratulations to the Asheville HBA STARS Winners

A distinguished list of builders, developers, marketing professionals, real estate agents and sales professionals were honored during the annual State wide STARS Awards Gala on Thursday, October 12 during the 21st Century Building Expo in Charlotte North Carolina. The North … Continued

Shining a Spotlight on Careers in Construction

Did you know that it takes an average of 22 different subcontractors to build a home?   October is Careers in Construction Month and it’s a perfect time to recognize the contributions of all the professionals working in residential construction … Continued

By the Numbers: August Housing Economic Update

Asheville, NC added 1,800 jobs over the past year. Since reaching a low of 161.80 thousand in February 2010, total non-farm payroll employment, 187.50 thousand, is currently 5.2% above its pre-recession peak level of 178.20 thousand. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is currently … Continued

Tax Reform and the Housing Industry: Join the Conversation on September 18th

Please participate in an online discussion with your NAHB Leadership on what tax reform means to our industry. Bring your questions and concerns: NAHB will cover business taxes, including the deduction for business interest, homeownership incentives such as the mortgage … Continued

NEW Courses for Skilled Trades – this Fall!

There is a high demand for professionals in the Skilled Trades sector throughout Asheville and across the nation.   Whether you are considering a career change or opportunities to further your knowledge and skills – Check out the NEW courses … Continued

New Law Targets Employee Misclassification

On August 11, Governor Cooper signed SB 407 (Employee Misclassification/IC Changes) into law. Known as the “Employee Fair Classification Act,” this law is designed to respond to the practice of those employers who hire an individual to work under the … Continued

Important Updates on Sales Tax Laws on RMI Services

NCHBA members achieved a tremendous victory when both chambers agreed to a conference report for SB 628 Various Changes to Revenue Laws. The bill contains numerous provisions sought by our NCHBA’s legislative team to simplify and clarify recent changes to sales tax … Continued