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

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

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 … Continued

AHBA Initiating New Workforce Development Focus Group

The Asheville Home Builders Association supports programs and partnerships with agencies that encourage a stronger workforce in the local construction industry.  There are many exciting ways the AHBA and its members can get involved in supporting the talent pipeline for … Continued