AHBA Members Take Action at NAHB’s Legislative Conference

Last week’s Legislative Conference held in Washington DC on June 17 was a success for the home building industry and a powerful voice our three-tiered federation holds comprised of our local, state and national members. Over 800 members from coast to coast swarmed the Hill for over 250 scheduled congressional visits to bring the message […]

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AHBA Awards 2017 Scholarship Recipients

The Asheville Home Builders Association is proud to announce its four outstanding recipients of the 2017 AHBA Scholarship Award Program.  Applications were accepted during the first quarter of 2017 and reviewed by AHBA members serving on our Scholarship Review Committee.  Scholarships are awarded to students attending a college, technical school or seniors in high school preparing […]

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Thank you to our 2017 Spikes

Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts are the largest source of growth and stability for the Asheville Home Builders Association. These efforts lend to the development of the general membership and our leadership pipeline, keeping the face of the association true to that of our industry and the scope of interests we represent. Recruiting new members to the Asheville […]

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Builders Mutual Participates in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down

This week, May 8-12, Builders Mutual will participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down for fall protection for the fourth consecutive year.  The safety stand-down is a voluntary event designed to encourage employers and workers to pause one day during the week to discuss fall hazards and reinforce the importance of fall protection. Risk Management consultants […]

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Economic Impact Study Shows Home Building Pays Its Way in Asheville

On April 20, the Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA) hosted a special Housing & Economic Outlook event for its members, local businesses and community leaders. Keynote Speaker, NAHB’s Chief Economist Robert Dietz, Ph.D. provided valuable insight on the forecast for our local economy and what is on the horizon for Asheville’s home building market.   […]

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Supporting Careers in Construction with Local and State Level Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 28, 2017 The Asheville Home Builders Association offers an annual Scholarship Program to students of Western North Carolina who are interested in pursuing a career in the Building Industry.  Scholarships may be awarded to students attending a college, technical school or a senior in high school studying in a construction related field […]

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March is National Designation Month

Leadership, Credibility, Prestige: The Value of Designations NAHB Education offers professional development programs to building industry professionals nationwide that enhance their business savvy, broaden their areas of expertise and increase their marketability. In today’s growing housing market, what better way to get ahead or maintain your edge on the competition than a professional designation? Designations […]

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Buncombe County Students Complete 5th Annual Playhouse Showdown

For the past seven months, students of the Buncombe Counties Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program have been hard at work completing their Playhouses for the 5th Annual Playhouse Showdown. Through this program, students completed their projects in a specified time period, working within specified parameters while demonstrating creativity in design and problem solving.  Each […]

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AHBA meets 2017 BuildPAC Goal

The Asheville HBA’s Government Affairs Committee set their goal for 2017 to raise at least $6,000 from Asheville HBA Members by January 31st for NC Build PAC.  “The Political Action Committee of the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NC Build PAC) is a non-partisan committee organized for the specific purpose of raising funds to support […]

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With Interest Rates So Low Should the Deficit be Bigger?

The US government can currently borrow at exceptionally low interest rates.  After considering inflation, the rates are sometimes zero or even negative, meaning that the government is effectively getting paid to borrow.  Under these circumstances and with GDP growth quite anemic, isn’t the case for increased borrowing overwhelming?  After all, the benefit of public investment […]

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