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Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Place: HBA Office

If you are interested in reaching out to fellow members and helping the HBA grow its membership, the committee would love to have you. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


Date: Monday, April 23

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Place: HBA Office 

Cost: FREE

All members are encouraged to attend. It's a great way to get more involved and find out how the HBA works! Lunch will be served. If you're interested in sponsoring this or other upcoming board meetings, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or


Date: Wednesday, June 13

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Place: HBA Office

Cost: FREE

Come learn about the Greater Atlanta HBA, meet the staff, and find out how to get the most out of your membership! For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


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NAHB/HBA members can get up to 20% off rental cars plus FREE Gold Plus Rewards membership! Click here or call (800) 654-2200 and use discount code CDP# 51046.

Click here to find out about discounts and benefits available to HBA members through NAHB!


Take advantage of the Job and Resume Postings section of our website.

Looking for employees? Download the Job Board order form on the website and submit your company’s job openings.

Looking for a new position? Send your resume to to have your resume posted.


April 17 – Government Affairs Committee Meeting

April 18 – Membership Committee Meeting

April 20 to May 6 – Parade of Homes

May 10 – Sales & Marketing Council Program Meeting

June 13 – New Member Orientation

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Government Affairs

City of Atlanta: The city is moving their inspection services “In House.” Their contract with SafeBilt will expire on April 13. The recent cyberattack is still causing issues. If you have problems scheduling your inspection, call the inspection department directly.

Click here for more information on the cyberattack.


Forsyth County: Forsyth County is still seeking input on new residential design standards. Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, building scale and disposition on the lot, landscaping, open space, lighting, and accessory structures. HBA members and staff have met and will continue to meet with Forsyth County officials on this matter. Draft residential design standards will be unveiled at an upcoming open house.

Open House: Wednesday, April 18; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Forsyth County Administration Building (110 East Main Street, Cumming, GA 30040)

Click here for more information.

Additionally, the HBA is still looking for a Co-Chair of the Forsyth County Government Affairs Sub-Committee. If you are interested, please let Stephen Davis know.


Sandy Springs: The Planning Commission has recommended new development codes. HBA members and staff worked with city officials throughout the process, and several accommodations for builders were included. The Mayor and City Council will vote on the new development codes on April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Click here for a summary of the proposed changes and city staff recommendations.


Gwinnett County: The Gwinnett County Planning Department is processing requests for painted brick as a modification process. To apply, complete the modification form and submit to the Development Plan Review Section of the Planning Department. There is an application fee of $100. This is temporary, and your HBA is working with the county to find a good permanent solution

Click here to access the application for modification.


Next Government Affairs Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 17

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Place: HBA Office 

The Government Affairs Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month. All are encouraged to get involved with the committee and their respective chapters. Remember, if you see something, say something. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or

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Date: Thursday, April 12

Time: 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency - Villa Christina

Guest speaker Patti Wood will give a presentation on "Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma," which will teach attendees about the importance of non-verbal communication in their interactions with others. For more information, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 or


Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Place: HBA Office 

Cost: FREE for BDL Council Members, $25 HBA Members, $35 Non-Members

Dr. Roger Tutterow of Kennesaw State University will present the latest results of the Consumer Confidence Survey as well as his predictions for the 2nd quarter of 2018. For more information, contact Valerie Siegel Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Place: Gate City Brewing (Roswell)

Cost: $20 

The Sales & Marketing Council would like to thank event sponsors Bay Equity Home Loans and O’Kelley & Sorohan Attorneys at Law. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Wednesday, May 16

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Cresswind at Lake Lanier (Gainesville)

Cost: $15 55+ Members, $20 HBA Members, $25 Non-Members

Join the 55+ Housing Council to tour Kolter Homes' Cresswind at Lake Lanier – Georgia's most awarded and #1 selling active-adult community for five years in a row! Kolter Homes' Area President Bob Rademacher will present a case study of the community and interior designer Donna DeLuca of Design Environments will discuss the staging process and design trends for 2018. Attendees will also hear an analysis of how the market is impacting the 55+ housing industry from John Hunt of ViaSearch and MarketNsight.

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Date: Tuesday, April 10

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: This Is It BBQ (Lithonia)

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $20 Non-Members

Metrostudy will be presenting an update on available lots in the area. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


Date: Wednesday, April 11

Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Place: Sugar Hill City Hall

Cost: $10 HBA Members, $15 Non-Members

Officials from the City of Sugar Hill will be presenting on various city developments and plans. For more information, contact Valerie Siegel Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


Date: Tuesday, April 17

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Marietta Country Club (Kennesaw)

Cost: $20 HBA Members, $30 Non-Members

The guest speakers will be Community Development Directors Dana Johnson from Cobb County and Jeff Watkins from Cherokee County. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Thursday, April 19

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Tam's Backstage (Cumming)

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $20 Non-Members

The guest speaker will be Forsyth's District 4 Commissioner Cindy Mills. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


Date: Thursday, April 26

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Southface Energy Institute

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $25 Non-Members

The guest speakers will be Dawn Luke, EVP & COO, and Alan Ferguson, Senior VP of Community Development, who will be discussing the opportunities available through Invest Atlanta. Attendees will learn about how to access properties and products, the funding and resources available to builders, and the process of connecting with Invest Atlanta. For more information, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 or


Date: Thursday, May 3

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Crystal Lake Golf & Country Club (Hampton)

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $25 Non-Members

Mitchell Smith of Pike Consulting will lead a discussion on "Understanding OSHA." Anyone who lives, works, or does business in Clayton, Henry, and South Fulton Counties is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or


Date: Tuesday, May 8

Time: Dinner 6:00 p.m., First Pitch 7:00 p.m.

Place: Coolray Field (Lawrenceville)

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $30 Non-Members ($10 Kids 2-12, FREE for Kids Under 2)

Join the Gwinnett Chapter to watch the Gwinnett Stripers take on the Charlotte Knights! Ticket cost includes game admission, dinner, and beer. Group pricing is available. For more information, contact Valerie Siegel Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or

Latest News

The Sales and Marketing Council announces the 38th Annual OBIE Awards, presented for outstanding achievement in building, marketing, remodeling, and personal achievement. Just by entering this prestigious program, you'll gain industry recognition, attract professional opportunities, and hopefully display your awards for every potential home buyer to see. Download the OBIES Intent to Enter packet today!

Pricing for Entries

• $300 per entry

• $275 per entry for 3 or more

• $500 for Community of the Year

Deadline to Enter: April 13


Date: Friday, May 18

Time: Registration 9:30 a.m., Shotgun Start 10:00 a.m.

Place: Reunion Country Club (Hoschton)

Cost: $135 Individual, $525 Foursome

ONLY Gold and Silver sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here to download the Golf Packet. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or



Continuing education credit requirements:

Residential Basic: 6 credit hours (3 per year, July-June)

Residential Light Commercial: 12 credit hours (6 per year, July-June)  



Click here for the list of upcoming classes offered by the GAHBA.

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 Social Media Marketing for Your Business

 $17.50 HBA Member Price


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 Partnering with Brokers to Win More Sales

 $21.00 HBA Member Price

 Single-Family Builder Compensation Study, 2017 Edition

 $79.50 HBA Member Price


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Date: Thursday, April 12

Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Place: Swoozie's (4285 Roswell Road NE, #10, Atlanta)

Cost: FREE

Looking for a Mother’s Day, graduation, or birthday gift? Come out for a shopping event at Swoozie’s hosted by the Young Professionals Group. Get 15% off your purchases with 15% of the proceeds going to HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta HBA. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and some snacks while you shop for that perfect gift!


HomeAid Atlanta’s 17th Annual Essentials Drive will be held from April 30 to May 8 in honor of Mother's Day. The Essentials Drive is an Atlanta-wide drive to collect "essentials," such as diapers, baby wipes, baby food, and formula for homeless infants and toddlers. Your office, community organization, or social group can help homeless babies by holding an Essentials Drive or donating to the drive!

Click here to learn how to make a donation or coordinate a collection with your group!

Do you have or can you collect boxes (copy paper size)? We need them!

For more information about participating in the drive, contact Jean Hilyard at (678) 775-1424 or

Mark your calendars for HomeAid Atlanta's 16th Annual Housing the Homeless Golf Tournament! The event will be held at the Capital City Club Crabapple on November 6. Registration opens June 1.

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