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POSTPONED: 2020 Top Golf Foundation Fundraiser

Posted on September 20, 2020

The KCHBA Foundation is postponing its annual Topgolf Tournament until March 2021. Originally scheduled for Nov. 4, 2020, the tournament has been postponed due to current economic uncertainty related to Covid-19. KCHBA staff ...

Building Business News September 2020

Posted on September 16, 2020

Cover Story: Professional Women in Building KCHBA is proud to announce the formation of the Professional Women in Building group (PWB), which will be dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting our membe...

Single Family Permits Continue Upward Trajectory in July (July 2020)

Posted on September 15, 2020

Metro-wide housing starts continued to climb in July, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). The organization reported a seasonally adjusted total of 493 single-famil...

Join us in celebrating Professional Women in Building Week!

Posted on September 14, 2020

Sept. 14-18 is designated by the National Association of Home Builders as Professional Women in Building week. KCHBA is proud to announce the formation of a local KCHBA Professional Women in Building Council.  Hear fr...

New Safety Resources for OSHA’s Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

Posted on September 11, 2020

OSHA’s annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction begins Monday, Sept. 14. NAHB has launched a new video toolbox talk focused on roofing safety to coincide with the awareness campaign. Fatal...

National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

Posted on September 9, 2020

In a special webcast for association leaders and members across the land on NAHB efforts to combat rising lumber prices and supply shortages, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke said that Senior Officers held talks with members of the ...

September is Associate Appreciation Month

Posted on September 3, 2020

Associate members serve as an important component of the KCHBA and NAHB membership — not only in sheer numbers, as they comprise roughly two-thirds (68%) of NAHB members, but in the services, leadership and connections they...

2021 International Builders’ Show Registration Opens with Discounts Offered Through September

Posted on September 2, 2020

New Health and Safety Protocols Put in Place for In-Person Show WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2021 NAHB International Builders' S...

Average New Home Price Now $14,000 Higher Due to Lumber

Posted on August 31, 2020

According to NAHB’s standard estimates of lumber used to build the average home, the recent spike in softwood lumber prices has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $14,116 since April 17....

Fall Parade of Homes Set for Oct. 10-25

Posted on August 31, 2020

The Fall Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City Oct. 10-25 and will feature nearly 250 homes by 85 home builders in seven counties across the metropolitan area. Sponsored by Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling, the Parade featu...