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June 19 – Government Affairs Committee Meeting

June 20 – Membership Committee Meeting

July 26 – DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter Social

August 2 – Metro South Chapter Lunch Meeting

August 22 – Inner Atlanta Chapter Lunch Meeting

This Week at the GAHBA

Date: Wednesday, June 20

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, Professor of Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis at Kennesaw State University, will give an economic snapshot of the Georgia housing market and present the results of the current Consumer Confidence Survey. For more information, contact Valerie Siegel Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


Date: Thursday, July 12

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

Place: The Painted Duck

Cost: $45

Come enjoy a night of food, drinks, bowling, and fun with the Professional Women in Building Council! Pre-registration is required – no walk ins. Must be 21 to attend. For more information, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 or


Date: Thursday, August 23

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

Place: Pontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs)

Cost: $25 Non-Player, $30 Individual Cornhole Player, $60 Two-Person Team

Come test your skills at the Young Professionals Group Boards & Brews Cornhole Tournament! For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or

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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! All new members and anyone considering joining the HBA are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 20

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: Tuesday, June 26

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 are interested in sponsoring this meeting, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or


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Membership Benefits

HBA members can get 15% off at over 7,400 Wyndham Hotels! Call (877) 670-7088 and mention ID# 8000002688. Click here to learn more.

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.

Government Affairs

Lumber Prices: NAHB is looking for examples of increased lumber costs. Please send a photo of your bill to and include a summary of the price increase.

Click here to ask your member of Congress to sign a bipartisan letter urging the Trump administration to reach a lumber trade solution with Canada.


DeKalb County: DeKalb County has started to enforce Sec. 5.7.5-Detached houses, which bans garage doors from being more than 45% of the total width of a house and prohibits driveways over 10 feet long. The HBA has met with county staff and is coordinating another meeting to discuss this matter further. If you are affected by this and would like to get involved, please contact Stephen Davis.

Click here to read Sec. 5.7.5.


Milton: Milton will hold community stakeholders group meetings to discuss the new Tree Ordinance on Tuesday, June 12; Thursday, June 14; and Thursday, June 21. All meetings will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Milton City Hall Council Chambers (2006 Heritage Walk, Milton, GA 30004.)


Remember, if you see something, say something. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or

Next Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 19

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 HBA members are encouraged to get involved with the committee and their respective chapters. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or

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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


Date: Wednesday, June 13

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Place: Pure Taqueria (Roswell)

Cost: $20 HBA Members, $25 Non-Members

Join the North Fulton Chapter for some food, drinks, and networking with members who live, work, and play in the North Fulton area! For more information or to sponsor this event, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Thursday, June 21

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

Place: Smokin' Chefs @ Lanier Golf Club (Cumming)

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

The guest speaker will be Tom Brown, Director of Planning & Zoning for Forsyth County. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or

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  The Greater Atlanta HBA's Professional Women in Building Council hosted its June program luncheon last week featuring guest speaker Lori Wilson of WSB-TV. Wilson gave an inspirational presentation on having confidence and following your dreams. During the meeting a $500 check was presented to Akash Shah of Georgia Tech, recipient of the 2018 PWB Scholarship. Thank you to all who attended! The PWB's next event will be the Sips & Strikes Networking Event in July.

Date: Wednesday, August 29

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

Place: Atlanta National Golf Club (Milton)

Cost: $550 Foursome, $150 Individual

Lunch will be provided, along with a reception following the tournament. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here to download the golf packet. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or

Date: Friday, June 15

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Place: HBA Office

This is a great opportunity for builders to meet with vendors and learn about their products and services. Lunch will be provided. For more information or if interested in participating, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 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



The Greater Atlanta HBA is excited to announce the revision of the HBA contracts! Frank Brown of Weissman Attorneys at Law has rewritten the contracts, and the 2018 version is now available for purchase through the online bookstore. When you purchase the 2018 HBA contracts online, you will receive a link to download the contract files.

The contracts are $12 for HBA members and $22 for non-members.

We are asking that you stop using any old versions of the contracts and only use the 2018 contracts.

Click here to go to the Greater Atlanta HBA online bookstore.

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Last week HomeAid Atlanta partnered with FOX Sports and FOX International for a HomeAid Care Day at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries. The team of 30+ volunteers completed a landscaping overhaul of the Atlanta men's shelter, resulting in a total transformation of the grounds.


Thanks to the hard work and leadership of volunteer Builder Captain Steven Sanders-Myers and his team, as well as donations from Carolina Lumber and Strathmore Floors, eight additional at-risk girls will be able to participate in Wilderness Works City Camp this summer.

HomeAid volunteer Builder Captain Dan O’Dwyer is nearing completion of a major renovation at The Drake Village in Roswell. When complete, the new facility will more than double The Drake House's capacity to serve homeless women and children.

Click here to see photos of The Drake Village.


Get your foursome or sponsorship now for the 2018 Housing the Homeless Golf Tournament on Tuesday, November 6, at Capital City Club Crabapple. 

Click here for more information and to register online.

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