News

Keep up to date with membership, industry information and current events by checking these postings regularly.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional information.

2018 HBA Golf Tournament

Posted on April 18, 2018

Join HBA members and staff at the 2018 Annual HBA Golf Tournament! LOCATION: Stone Canyon Golf Club 22415 E 39th St. Blue Springs, MO 64015 DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 31 Registration | 8:00 a.m. Shotgun start | 9:0...

New Tax Law May Increase Developers’ Sewer and Water Costs

Posted on April 18, 2018

Even after a significant reduction in their corporate tax rate, some utility companies are interpreting a little-known tax change in a way that is forcing developers to pay substantially more for contributions in aid of c...

KCHBA’s Zalman Kohen Named to Ingram’s Magazine’s 40 Under 40

Posted on April 17, 2018

KCHBA member Zalman Kohen of Summit Homes in Lee’s Summit, Mo., has been named to Ingram’s magazine’s 40 Under 40 list. Ingram’s noted that Zalman took over as COO of Summit Custom Homes in 2009, a difficult time f...

Spring Parade Awards Ceremony, May 2

Posted on April 17, 2018

May 2, 2018 | Unity Village 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065 Park in the lot labeled "Banquet & Dining" Emcee for the evening will be Jennifer Bertrand, HGTV Design Star Winner Cocktails and appetizers ...

Permit Activity Focused in New Developments (Feb. 2018)

Posted on April 12, 2018

With 876 residential units permitted in the first two months of 2018, the metro area activity has slowed slightly compared to 2017.  The first two months of 2017 saw 934 units permitted, which was 6% higher than the current ...

Junior Design Challenge Winners Add Fun to Functionality

Posted on April 11, 2018

A sleek-lined, neutral-toned bedroom with both warm and cool pops of color helped Atchison high school student Presley Busenbarrick land top honors at the Home Builders Association’s first-ever Home Show Junior Design Chall...

KCHBA President Quoted in Article on Hot Housing Market

Posted on April 11, 2018

KCHBA's President Gary Kerns, president of Gary Kerns Homebuilders, provided insight into the local home-building industry for a recent article in Thinking Bigger Business magazine. In the article, Kerns notes that low invent...

KC MADE (from the heart)

Posted on April 10, 2018

Austin Bussel, a senior at Bonner Springs High School, crafted a beautiful pecan bed frame with metal beams to raise money for Camp Quality in Northwest Missouri. Austin was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 2 years old and...

Construct KC Event – April 30

Posted on April 6, 2018

NEED WORKERS? WE HAVE THEM. Meet students currently learning carpentry basics through a nationally recognized training program. Students are currently at the Johnson County Corrections Adult Residential Facility and are look...

KC MADE Winners Build Skills for Future Careers

Posted on April 4, 2018

[caption id="attachment_5437" align="alignright" width="295"] Anthony Mixon won 1st place overall[/caption] Six high schools competed in the second annual KC Manufacturing and Design Expo (KC MADE) competition at the 2018 ...