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HBA’s Foundation Fund Supports Rebuilding Together

Posted on October 10, 2018

The KCHBA is proud to support local organizations that are working to improve the city and its communities. Recently, KCHBA Foundation Fund Chair Tommy Bickimer presented Rebuilding Together with a check for $5,000 to support...

50/50 Raffle Winners Announced During Parade Awards Ceremony

Posted on October 10, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the 50/50 raffle during the #kcparadeofhomes! The raffle raised more than $4,000. Allen Gregory of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery won a free page in the 2019 Spring Parade o...

Building Business News October 2018

Posted on October 8, 2018

View photos from the Parade of Homes awards ceremony at Arrowhead Stadium, learn who's up for election for the 2019 board of directors and find out how the HBA recognized its associate members during Associate Appreciation mo...

October Is Careers in Construction Month

Posted on October 4, 2018

October is Careers in Construction Month, when NAHB members and state and local HBAs participate in a national campaign to raise public awareness about the great jobs available in home building and related trade professio...

Ashlar Homes Talks About Affects of Tariffs on Home Building

Posted on October 4, 2018

“My light-fixture supplier approached me and said somewhere between 15 to 20 percent is what they are looking at price-increase-wise and for us," President of Ashlar Homes Shawn Woods said. "That’s about $500 a house just...

Permit Activity Holds Steady in 2018 (August 2018)

Posted on October 3, 2018

Residential permits issued in August increased both from July 2018 and from August of last year.  The 513 single family units permitted during the month brings the year-to-date total to 4,107 which is nearly unchanged from t...

Vinyl and Stucco are the Most Common Siding on New Homes

Posted on October 2, 2018

The most common exterior wall materials on homes started in 2017 were vinyl and stucco siding. Vinyl siding was used on 27 percent of the new homes started in 2017, followed closely by stucco (25 percent), brick or brick vene...

HBA Announces Fall Parade of Homes Award Winners

Posted on October 1, 2018

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce its 2018 Pick of the Parade and Distinctive Plan & Design Award winners. These awards recognize the builders who showcase the finest craftsmanshi...

Better KC Goes Inside Rob Washam’s Olathe Parade Home

Posted on October 1, 2018

Better KC’s Bill Hurrelbrink toured Rob Washam Homes' Parade home (Tour #136 in Olathe) before the Parade started. Watch the video and be sure to visit this home before the Parade ends on Sunday, Oct. 7....

Fox4 Highlights Parade Homes in Northland

Posted on September 28, 2018

Fox 4’s photojournalist Alex Brown explored some of the new homes in the Homestead of Liberty subdivision in the Northland, which are part of the Fall Parade of Homes running until Oct. 7. Click here to watch the news segme...