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$15,000 Raised for Habitat for Humanity KC

Posted on May 18, 2021

The Parade of Playhouses raised $15,000 for Habitat KC via the KCHBA Foundation Fund. Thank you to everyone who sponsored, volunteered, donated materials and built playhouses! Northland Career Center Sponsor: Rork...

KCHBA Is Working for You to Resolve the Lumber Issue

Posted on May 17, 2021

For the past several months, KCHBA has actively engaged U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and his staff on this urgent issue. Recently, Senator Moran shared his concerns with United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai duri...

Tommy Bickimer Interviewed about Lumber Prices on Fox4

Posted on May 17, 2021

Last week, KCHBA's Vice President Tommy Bickimer of Bickimer Homes talked to Fox4 about how the rising cost of lumber is affecting home prices and potential homeowners. “During the Great Recession there were no buyers. N...

Membership Drive: One in ’21

Posted on May 14, 2021

  Membership Goal: One in ‘21 The theme for the Membership Committee's Spring Membership Drive, which will run through June, is "One in '21". If every current member will bring in just ONE new member, think h...

Commerce Secretary Pledges to Make Lumber a Priority

Posted on May 10, 2021

NAHB’s grassroots efforts urging the Biden administration and Congress to address the growing problem of rising lumber and material prices along with supply shortages is showing results. Responding to a request by Rep. R...

NAHB Undercuts Lumber Coalition Arguments

Posted on May 10, 2021

NAHB responded to a recent article by the U.S. Lumber Coalition appearing in Woodworking Network that attacked the association’s stance on lumber prices and import duties. In a forceful response, NAHB sets the record straig...

Building Business News May 2021

Posted on May 10, 2021

Cover Story: Digital Marketing is Here to Stay A comparison of 2020 and 2019 presents clear data on how the pandemic impacted buying and selling within the residential construction market. So what does selling in the virt...

Young Professionals: Cornhole Set Build Days

Posted on May 7, 2021

The KCHBA Young Professionals will be building 10 cornhole sets to be sold during the KCHBA Associates Council Golf Tournament Scramble on June 10. Proceeds will be split between the Home Builders Charitable Foundation and t...

Associates Council Scramble

Posted on May 7, 2021

Bring a referral to the Membership Committee tent and be entered to win a range finder -- perfect for the next time you play 18 holes! Purchase a KCHBA cornhole set and/or specialty cornhole sets at the Young Professionals...

2021 Residential Permitting Increases During First Quarter (March 2021)

Posted on May 5, 2021

Metro-wide single-family permits totaled 536 during March leading to a first quarter total of 1,424 – 11 percent higher than 2020’s first quarter, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Great...