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    The Membership Drive kicked off last week with a Call-A-Thon held at the GAHBA office. Thanks to all who came out to help and to Northwest Exterminating for providing lunch! Be sure to keep recruiting over the next couple weeks for your chance to win a $500 gift card!
  Following the Call-A-Thon last Thursday, our Inner Atlanta Chapter hosted a social at Monday Night Garage. A great time was had by all - thanks to everyone for coming out!

The GAHBA has been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for having the highest numerical and percentage increase in our membership among large local associations in 2017!

We couldn't have done this without the support of our members and the hard work of our Membership Manager Ruth Ann Bailey and the Membership Committee!

Thank you to all those who helped build our membership last year! We encourage everyone to continue the effort by getting involved in the Membership Drive and helping us reach our goal of 1,200 members by January 1!


Date: Saturday, November 3

Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Place: OMNI Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Atlanta Sales & Marketing Council present the 38th Annual OBIE Awards Gala. Registration is now closed - table assignments will be emailed to those who already purchased tickets by October 19. Dress is black-tie optional.

It’s that time of the year to get in the giving spirit! The Sales & Marketing Council is currently seeking donations for the upcoming SMC Silent Auction/GAHBA Holiday Party on December 6. All proceeds from the auction will benefit HomeAid Atlanta in their mission to help "build new lives" for homeless families and individuals in the Atlanta area.

Auction item donations will be accepted now through November 9. For more information, contact
Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or

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Ceramic Technics (Tile Supplier)

CuttingEdge Built (Builder/Remodeler)

Eastmore Development Company, LLC (Builder/Developer)

EverCraft LLC (Builder)

Firelight Homes (Builder)

Georgia Home Theater (Home Automation Systems)

Jim Climenhage DBA KDH Homes, LLC (Builder)

Marketing in Motion (Marketing)

Southcreek Holdings, LLC (Builder/Developer)

True Built, Inc. (Builder)


Courtney Rogers is a Senior Account Manager at Denim Marketing in Cartersville. She also currently serves on the GAHBA's Board of Directors as the Chairperson of the Young Professionals Group.

Several member companies are offering specials deals for new members who join during the Membership Drive between now and October 18!


Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 17

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Are you looking for an easy way to plug in to the GAHBA? Whether you are new or have been a member for several years, the Membership Committee would love to have you to help recruit and encourage other members to get involved. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


Date: Thursday, October 18

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

Place: Carolina Lumber & Supply Co.

Cost: FREE

All members are encouraged to attend the GAHBA's annual Membership Appreciation Event! This is the association's opportunity to show appreciation to all of our members for their support and involvement throughout the year. Guests will enjoy food, drinks, and live music. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or



Date: Tuesday, October 23

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Cost: FREE

All members are encouraged to attend. It’s a great way to get more involved and find out how the GAHBA works! Lunch will be provided, courtesy of meeting sponsor Weissman PC. For more information or to sign up to sponsor this or other upcoming board meetings, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or


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Membership Benefits

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


Take advantage of the Networking & Jobs section of our website!

Looking for employees? Complete and submit the Job Board order form to have your company's job openings posted on our website. Job postings are FREE for GAHBA members!

Looking for a new position? Send your resume to to have your resume posted on our website for potential employers to see.


November 8  – DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter Social

November 14 – North Fulton Chapter Lunch Meeting

November 14 – New Member Orientation

November 15 – Forsyth Chapter Social

December 6 – SMC Silent Auction/GAHBA Holiday Party

Government Affairs

GAHBA President Jim Chapman has been spearheading efforts to raise additional funds for the Builder Political Action Committee (BPAC). These funds are used to help promote and protect the home building industry.

Click here to donate now.

South Fulton:

Moratorium: On September 18, the city instituted a 90-day moratorium for Districts 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. It is set to expire on December 18. The moratorium includes rezoning applications, use permits, modifications, and variances. The city has hired a firm to assist the planning department in updating the zoning ordinance. The city is only accepting zoning applications in Districts 1 and 7. The GAHBA has been following and will continue to monitor this issue.

Permitting Delays: GAHBA members and staff recently met with the Mayor and Councilwoman Helen Willis to review the city’s progress on speeding up permitting times. The Mayor and Council are committed to cutting their permitting times down to a reasonable timeframe. If you are experiencing extreme delays, please contact Stephen Davis.

DeKalb: DeKalb County is in the process of creating a Strategic Economic Development Plan. To ensure the building industry is included in this plan, the GAHBA encourages all members who live and work in DeKalb County to complete the Economic Development Survey.

Click here to take the survey.

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, October 16

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

Place: GAHBA Office 

The Government Affairs Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month. All GAHBA 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: Thursday, October 11

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

Place: Kohler Signature Store by PDI (Alpharetta)

Cost: $15

Calling all young professionals to join YPG for an “educational speed dating” event, where four industry professionals will rotate to different groups and share their knowledge in their area of expertise. This year’s topics include “what to know before stepping on a job site” and “networking 101.” There will be an open bar and light hors d'oeuvres. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Wednesday, October 24

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

Place: Punch Bowl Social Atlanta 

Cost: $25 

Join SMC at the Battery for its final networking event of 2018! Come enjoy food, drinks, and bowling for the first 60 guests to register! This event is expected to sell out – be sure to register early! For more information or to sponsor, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Wednesday, November 7

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

Place: The Hotel at Avalon (Alpharetta)

Cost: $45 PWB Members, $55 GAHBA Members, $65 Non-Members

PWB's final program meeting of the year will feature a "Gen What!?" panel discussion on generations in the workplace. For more information, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 or

Date: Wednesday, November 14

Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m. 

Place: GAHBA Office 

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

For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


Date: Thursday, December 6

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Place: Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta

Get ready to celebrate the season while supporting a good cause! All members are encouraged to attend, and it will be a wonderful opportunity to take home some great Christmas gifts! All proceeds from the evening will benefit HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the GAHBA. Items available in the silent auction will include electronics, gift baskets, vacation packages, and jewelry. Sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or

SMC is currently accepting donations for the silent auction, now through November 9.

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Date: Tuesday, October 30

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

Place: Slow Pour Brewing Company (Lawrenceville)

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

The Gwinnett Chapter is celebrating the season with a Gwinnettoberfest social at Gwinnett County’s newest brewery, Slow Pour Brewing Company. Guests will enjoy beers and Bavarian-themed snacks from Local Republic. Bonus: This is event is FREE for new GAHBA members who join during the month of October! For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


Date: Wednesday, October 31

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

Place: Marietta Country Club (Kennesaw)

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

The Cobb/Cherokee Chapter's last meeting of 2018 will feature Cobb County Commissioners JoAnn Birrell (District 3) and Keli Gambrill (District 1). For more information or to sponsor, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Thursday, November 1

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

Place: Southface Energy Institute 

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

Guest speaker Steve Greer of Webber & Associates will give a presentation on "Risk Management Techniques for the Savvy Builder," including information on general liability, workers comp, and builders risk. For more information, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 or


Date: Thursday, November 1

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

Place: Crystal Lake Golf & Country Club (Hampton)

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

Come hear from Henry County Commissioner candidates Gary Barham and Pete Peterson at the next Metro South Chapter luncheon! The Clayton County Building Community Development Department will also be giving an update. The Metro South Chapter includes Clayton, Henry, and South Fulton Counties - all builders and trade partners who live, work, or do business in these areas are encouraged to get involved. For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring this or other upcoming Metro South events, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or

Date: Wednesday, November 14

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

Place: Roam - Dunwoody

Join the North Fulton Chapter for its last meeting of the year! The guest speaker will be North Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis. For more information or to sponsor, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or

Date: Thursday, November 15

Time: TBD

Place: Cherry Street Taproom (Cumming)

For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


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Date: Tuesday, December 4

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Cost: $5 GAHBA or Other HBA Members

This "lunch & learn" course will be taught by GAHBA Government Affairs Director Stephen Davis and will focus on local government advocacy, engaging with elected officials, and getting involved with political campaigns. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


The association is excited to announce the revision of the GAHBA 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 GAHBA contracts online, you will receive a link to download the contract files.

The contracts are $12 for GAHBA 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 GAHBA online bookstore.

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Community Solar – Lunch & Learn with HB Next (2 credit hours)

Date: Thursday, October 25

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Register here...


Government Affairs 101 – Lunch & Learn with Stephen Davis (2 credit hours)

Date: Tuesday, December 4

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Register here...


For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or

Homeaid Atlanta

Last week HomeAid Atlanta hosted a Care Day at the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency's Cafe 458 with volunteers from Juneau Construction Company, the Atlanta Realtors Association's YPN Group, and visitors from HomeAid America. Special thanks to BA Barrett Construction for helping to lead this project!


Just four foursomes remain for the 2018 Housing the Homeless Golf Tournament on November 6 at Capital City Crabapple! Register now before this event sells out! Sponsorship opportunities are available too! Play golf and put your business in the spotlight while supporting HomeAid Atlanta’s mission to "build new lives" for Atlanta’s homeless families and individuals.

For more information, visit or contact Cecily Stevens at (678) 775-1451 or

HomeAid Atlanta’s signature event is back! One custom-built playhouse will be raffled off this holiday season, and funds raised will support HomeAid’s mission. HomeAid, in partnership Paran Homes, recently began construction on the 2018 playhouse, The Saltbox of the Earth, designed by architect Mike Hart of The Hartwin Group.

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