Updated Fee Schedule and Improved Fee Calculation Tools coming July 1 for Asheville Development Services

Asheville’s Development Services Department (DSD) has released its FY 2019 Fee Schedule, which goes into effect July 1, 2018.   To learn more about the new fee schedule, supplements, online fee estimator as well as other improved user friendly tools that will … Continued

It’s about time! NC Licensing Board for GC’s announces Contractors Licensing Central (NCCLiC) for online licensing

  Have you heard the news? The NC Licensing Board for General Contractors is making some exciting changes that we think you’re going to really like. They are moving to an online license renewal system: It’s North Carolina Contractors Licensing Central … Continued

How Upgrading your Member Directory Benefits your Business

Trying to think of simple ways to grow your business with minimal effort? Upgrading your Online Directory Listing is a great option! With over 14,000 views per month, AshevilleHBA.com is an extension of your company with thousands of local consumers … Continued

NCHBA Board Votes To Seek Legislation Requiring Mandatory Continuing Education For General Contractors

On Tuesday  February 20, 2018 – the NCHBA Board of Directors, meeting in Greensboro, overwhelmingly adopted a resolution which directs the association to seek the introduction and passage of legislation during the 2019 Session of the General Assembly to require continuing … Continued

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