State of Our Workforce: Western North Carolina

AHBA Members and building industry business leaders are encouraged to take part in this collaborative survey addressing current and future workforce needs. The quality of our current and future workforce is increasingly seen as the most important factor in our … Continued

Asheville Leaders involved in NAHB Mid-Year Meeting in Portland

Last month, members across the federation met up in Portland for NAHB’s Annual 2018 Mid-Year Meeting. Asheville was well represented by local members including Judy Dinelle of 84 Lumber, Brandon Bryant of Red Tree Builders, Thomas McClain of Home Sweet … Continued

Congratulations to the 2018 AHBA Scholarship Recipients

The Asheville Home Builders Association is proud to award Scholarships to students who are currently attending a college or technical school and seniors in high school who have been accepted to a college or technical school preparing to study a … Continued

Congratulations to the 2018 March Madness Bracket Winner!

Kicking off its first year of competition, the AHBA’s March Madness Bracket Scholarship Challenge was introduced to grow awareness as well as support the AHBA Scholarship Program. This new challenge welcomed 23 participants each making a $10 contribution per bracket … Continued

Construction: Craft Skills through AB Tech

Enter the world of construction prepared with several Nationally Recognized Credentials. Beginning April 17,  AB Tech is offering a new Construction Course using the NCCER core curriculum which will provide several certifications and training for entering the construction industry.   The construction industry offers … Continued

AHBA Workforce Development Committee Sponsors Kid Construction Hats at 2018 Build & Remodel Expo

​New to this year’s Build & Remodel Expo, ​the dedicated volunteers serving on the ​Asheville HBA’s Workforce Development Committee distributed kid’s construction hats to attendees 8 and under. Over 100 kids showed off their new hard hats as they explored the Expo … Continued

Asheville HBA Visits Erwin High School

Local High School Students received a quick lesson on Careers in Construction as members of the Asheville HBA Staff along with Builders Mutual toured the carpentry department of Erwin High School this week. Builders Mutual Insurance graciously donated funds to … 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