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Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 16

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: 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 are eligible for exclusive savings on select Dell PCs, electronics, and accessories!

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


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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 20 to May 6 – Parade of Homes

May 15 – Government Affairs Committee Meeting

May 16 – Membership Committee Meeting

June 13 – New Member Orientation

June 21 – Forsyth Chapter Lunch Meeting

June 26 – HBA Board of Directors Meeting

Government Affairs

Forsyth County: Forsyth County is currently seeking feedback on residential design standards via an online survey. Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, building scale and disposition on the lot, landscaping, open space, lighting, and accessory structures. The survey will be available through May 2. ALL HBA members are encouraged to take this survey and share with contacts who have interests in Forsyth County. HBA members and staff have met and will continue to meet with County officials on this matter.

Click here for more information and to access the survey.


Gwinnett County: The Gwinnett County Planning Department is now 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. The application fee is $100. This is temporary, and the 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, May 15

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

Place: HBA Office 

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

Eugene James of Metrostudy will present an update on the Atlanta housing market. For more information, contact Valerie Siegel Braverman at (678) 775-1469 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: Thursday, April 26

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

Place: Southface Energy Institute

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

Guest speakers from Invest Atlanta – Dawn Luke, EVP & COO, and Alan Ferguson, Senior VP of Community Development – will provide important information on how to access funding and properties through 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, June 12

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

Place: Marietta Country Club (Kennesaw)

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

Guest speaker John Hunt of Via Search and MarketNsight will present an analysis of the current Cobb and Cherokee County markets. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or

Latest News


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

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

  The Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council drew a sell-out crowd for its Mix & Mingle networking event last Wednesday at Gate City Brewing Company. Thank you to sponsors Bay Equity Home Loans, State Farm, and O'Kelley & Sorohan Attorneys at Law LLC for helping make this event a success!
  The Professional Women in Building Council hosted a program meeting recently with body language expert Patti Wood. During the meeting, attendees also enjoyed a free professional headshots booth and participated in HomeAid Atlanta's Essentials Drive.



The Cobb/Cherokee Chapter held a lunch meeting last week with guest speakers Dana Johnson, Community Development Director for Cobb County, and Jeff Watkins, Community Development Director for Cherokee County. Thank you to our presenting sponsor BB&T Home Mortgage and table top sponsors Advantage Security – ADT and On Q Financial for making this event possible.


The Forsyth Chapter held a lunch meeting last week at Tam's Backstage in Cumming. The guest speaker was Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Jones of District 4. Thank you to sponsors FBC Mortgage, California Closets, and TEC - The Erosion Company.


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! The deadline to sign up to sponsor is Friday, April 27Click 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


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Many area businesses are already accepting donations for HomeAid's 2018 Essentials Drive to collect "essential" baby items for Atlanta's homeless infants and toddlers. Bring a donation of a new, unwrapped package of diapers, wipes, baby food, or formula to any of these locations now through May 8:

• Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association

• Northwest Exterminating – 10 area locations!

• State Bank & Trust Company – 6 area locations!

• Ganek PC – 5 area locations!

• Ed Voyles Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

With more than 60 drop-off locations starting April 30, it's easy to find a place near you to donate items for Atlanta's homeless babies during the Essentials Drive. Click here for more details and to view all drop-off locations. For more information, contact Jean Hilyard at (678) 775-1424 or

Got any copy-paper size boxes you don't need? Can you save them for HomeAid?

HomeAid needs lots of boxes before May 10 when HomeAid volunteers will gather to sort and pack Essentials Drive items for delivery. Drop your boxes off at the Greater Atlanta HBA office any time between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays before May 10. For more information or to sign up to volunteer at Essentials Sorting Day, 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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