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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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Membership Benefits

Are you aware of the exclusive member discounts available to you from Office Depot/Office Max? NAHB/HBA members can save up to 80% on thousands of items and get free delivery on online orders over $50!


NAHB is hosting a FREE 15-minute webinar on Wednesday, April 18, at 2:00 p.m. on the advantages of buying your supplies through the NAHB Office Depot/OfficeMax Member Benefit Program. Click here to register for the webinar.

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

June 13 – New Member Orientation

Government Affairs

Atlanta: Post cyberattack, what are the steps to get a water meter?

1. Go to Public Works (3rd floor, City Hall) to obtain the Right of Way approval – $85

2. After the approval, take the water meter application to 72 Marietta Street NW and pay for the meter – $2,000


Clarkston: The city is seeking a candidate for the Planning and Zoning Board. There is only one spot open.

Click here for more details and instructions on how to apply.


Woodstock: The city has extended the moratorium on residential, single-family attached and single-family detached homes on lots under 7,500 square feet to 120 days. The previous mortarium was for 30 days and took effect on March 26. The moratorium is now set to expire in September 2018.

Click here for more Information.


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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This Week at the GAHBA

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: Saturday, May 5

Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Place: Piedmont Park Mayor's Grove

Cost: $20

Help support the Professional Women in Building Council's Scholarship Fund by registering and downloading a sponsorship form. Ask your friends, family, and colleagues to help you raise scholarship funds for college students studying in building industry fields. PRIZES will be given to the individual who raises the most money and for holding a plank the longest! Click here to download the sponsorship/donation form. For more information, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 or


Date: Thursday, May 10

Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency - Villa Christina

Cost: $45 SMC Members, $55 HBA Members, $65 Non-Members

The Atlanta Sales & Marketing Council presents Meko Fountain, ranked as one of the top five realtors at her Atlanta Keller Williams Intown Office. Fountain will share her insights on:

• Why is social media important to your business now?

• The power of millennials and how they are quickly changing the real estate market

• What you should revamp or add to your marketing department

• Who is controlling your marketing/advertising and is it working for you?

• What your agents need to know and how they could use the tools you give them to increase profits


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.

Latest Chapters

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

Latest News

Parade of Homes begins this weekend, and we wanted to make sure you had the chance to capitalize on the great marketing opportunity the new ATLHomesParade app gives your company! The Parade app will be used by Parade goers to get information on participating homes, view features, get directions, and more. Don’t miss out on including your enhanced company listing in our Products and Services Section!

The app offers a chance to market directly to users when you insert your company’s advertisement in high traffic spots including:

• Top and Bottom Banners

• Splash Screens

• Home Screen Display ads

Click here to view ad rates and sign up for space in the app.

Open ad spaces are almost gone, and this is the last chance to reserve your spot! If you have questions regarding advertising on the app, please feel free to reach out to Justin at or call 800-572-0011.

You can download the app by visiting these links for your mobile phone or smart device:

iOS devices

Android devices

• Or search for “ATLHomesParade” in your device’s app store!

  The HBA's Young Professionals Group hosted a Sip & Shop last week at Swoozie's in Buckhead. The event helped raise funds for HomeAid Atlanta. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the YPG and HomeAid! 

Last week the DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter hosted a lunch meeting at This Is It BBQ in Lithonia. Eugene James of Metrostudy served as guest speaker and gave an update on available lots in DeKalb and Rockdale Counties.


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! Make it a company outing or bring your family – group pricing is available! Ticket cost includes game admission, dinner, and beer. For more information, contact Valerie Siegel Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


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.

 Online classes are available at



 Social Media Marketing for Your Business

 $17.50 HBA Member Price


  Written By HBA Member Carol Morgan of Denim Marketing!

 Partnering with Brokers to Win More Sales

 $21.00 HBA Member Price

 Single-Family Builder Compensation Study, 2017 Edition

 $79.50 HBA Member Price


Click here to visit the HBA's online bookstore now!

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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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