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“Safety Dave” Named a Safety Champion of the Year by NAHB

Posted on January 4, 2019

KCHBA member Dave Redlin (AKA Safety Dave) has been named one of NAHB's Safety Champions of the Year. Dave is the owner of Progressive Environmental & Safety in Overland Park, Kan. Progressive Environmental & Safety m...

Learn the 2018 IRC Codes Before Cities Implement Them in April

Posted on January 3, 2019

Be informed about the 2018 IRC codes before Lee's Summit and Lenexa start implementation on April 1 (and other cities quickly follow) and earn CE hours to renew your license at the same time. The HBA is hosting CE classes...

HBA Raises Over $100k for Local Charities in 2018

Posted on December 18, 2018

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA) is proud to announce that its members and supporters contributed more than $100,000 in 2018 to assist Kansas City area charities in their endeavors to improve the liv...

Building Business News December 2018

Posted on December 13, 2018

Members gathered at Kauffman Stadium to welcome the HBA's 2019 president and honor 2018 award winners in December. To see photos from the event and more in this issue click here....

IBS Early Bird Pricing Extended to Friday, Dec. 14

Posted on December 11, 2018

The deadline to take advantage of special early bird pricing for the 2019 International Builders’ Show has been extended to Friday, Dec. 14. Don’t miss your chance to attend the world’s largest annual light construct...

Active Home Buyers are Spending Significant Amounts of Time Looking for the Right Home

Posted on December 5, 2018

In the third quarter of 2018, 13 percent of adults in NAHB’s Housing Trends Report poll report planning to purchase a home in the next 12 months. Of that group, 46 percent are not merely planning it, they are already ac...

Single Family Permits Top 400 in October (October 2018)

Posted on November 20, 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO – Local cities and counties permitted 447 single family units in October, an increase of 110 from September.  The 2018 year-to-date total of 4,932 is higher than similar periods since the recession, with th...

Avoid OSHA Fines with this Fall Prevention Class

Posted on November 19, 2018

KCHBA will be offering a FREE 4-hour Fall Prevention in Residential Construction training course on Dec. 14.  The English session will be 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a Spanish session will be offered 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ...

Single-Family Permits: Declines in the Midwest and Northeast

Posted on November 16, 2018

Over the first nine months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 664,665. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 5.7 percent increase over the September 2017 level of 62...

Not a Lot of Lots, Builders Report

Posted on November 16, 2018

In a recent NAHB survey, 65 percent of builders reported that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas was low to very low. This is up only 1 percent from June 2017, but significantly higher than the 42 percent pos...