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Foundation Topgolf Tournament 2021: Thank You!

Posted on March 25, 2021

KCHBA members enjoyed a beautiful, albeit rainy, night at Topgolf on March 10 for the second annual KCHBA Foundation Tournament. Event sponsors and over 25 teams raised a total of $4,433 to support the Foundation. Thanks to o...

New Homes Can Cost $25,000 More Just in Lumber

Posted on March 25, 2021

"There has been a pretty significant supply chain disruption related to COVID-19," said Will Ruder, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association to Brian Johnson, a reporter for KMBC News recently. In the story, ...

PWB Happy Hour

Posted on March 19, 2021

Join us for the Professional Women in Building Happy Hour! Questions? Contact Courtney@kchba.org....

Construction Trades Job Fair: Sign Up Today

Posted on March 9, 2021

  VIRTUAL EVENT Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for students 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. open to public Meet virtually with students enrolled in construction trades p...

Building Business News March 2021

Posted on March 8, 2021

Cover Story: Mike Rowe Debunks Stigmas, Myths Surrounding the Skilled Trades Rowe believes that if we do a better job of presenting examples of people prospering as a direct result of mastering a skill, sooner or later t...

Call to Action: Submit Your Lumber Testimony to NAHB

Posted on March 8, 2021

The unprecedented spikes in lumber prices have added nearly $16,000 to the price of the average, new single-family home. The escalating lumber prices are largely due to insufficient domestic production. With a new administrat...

Bid on a Children’s Playhouse for Charity

Posted on March 5, 2021

Starting April 24 at 11:00 a.m.! Nine playhouses in total will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. You can view the playhouses in person at Nebraska Furniture Mart between April 24 and May 2. Bidding closes at 6:00 p...

Housing Begins 2021 with Solid Numbers but Concerns Grow (January 2021)

Posted on March 3, 2021

Single-family housing permits maintained a solid pace as the new year began, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (KCHBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report.  With 406 sing...

Record-High Lumber Prices Add $24K to the Price of a New Home

Posted on March 2, 2021

Lumber prices have skyrocketed more than 180% since last spring, and this price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $24,386 since April 17, 2020, according to NAHB standard estimates...