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3D Renovations Inc. (Builder/Remodeler)
A & W Contracting, Inc. (Roofing Contractor)
Atlanta Clean Tech (Cleaning Services)
Avalon Real Estate Partners, LLC (Real Estate - Sales)
AVI/Architectural Visions Inc. (Window Distributor and Supplier)
Carter Lumber (Building Materials Supplier)
CenterState Bank (Mortgage Banking)
CSI Erosion, Inc. (Erosion Control Service)
Elite Stone & Supply, LLC (Masonry/Cement Contractor and Supplier)
L&M Electric, Inc. (Electrical Contractor)
Neptune Pools, Inc. (Swimming Pool Construction and Maintenance)
R and R Construction Consulting, LLC (Builder)
Realty Marketing Group, Inc. (Real Estate - Investment)
The Wieloch Group - Compass (Real Estate - Sales)
Toro Granite Inc. (Countertop Materials Supplier and Fabricator)
  
Ken Warlick is the Vice President of Construction for Harrison Development & Construction, based in Chamblee. Ken also serves on the GAHBA Board as President of the DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter.
  

Next Meeting

 

Date: Wednesday, November 21

 

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 rabailey@atlantahba.com.

 

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Membership Benefits
  
Get discounts on gifts with FTD!
 
The holidays are quickly approaching, and NAHB/GAHBA members are eligible to get 20% off floral arrangements and gifts at FTD! Click here or call (800) SEND-FTD and use code 17421.

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 bookstore@atlantahomebuilders.com to have your resume posted on our website for potential employers to see.

Latest News
 
 
  Last Wednesday was the Sales & Marketing Council’s last Mix & Mingle Networking event of the year, held at Punch Bowl Social at the Battery. Guests enjoyed bowling, food, and drinks with other professionals who are also involved in sales and marketing within the housing industry. Thank you to all those who attended and to event sponsor – Century Communities!
  
At last week's Board of Directors meeting, the GAHBA presented a check for $10,000 to the DeKalb Community Service Board’s Brighter DeKalb Foundation. For the past several years, the DeKalb CSB had been utilizing a house owned by the GAHBA as a home for individuals with developmental disabilities, and the donation was made to express appreciation for the partnership and the work the DeKalb CSB has done for the community.
 
The GAHBA would like to thank Dr. Joseph Bona and everyone at the DeKalb CSB for their important work providing mental health services in the Atlanta area!
  

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. Dress is black-tie optional. For more information, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 or msaunders@atlantahba.com.

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 "build new lives" for homeless families and individuals in the Atlanta area.

 

Auction item donations will be accepted now through November 9. Click here to download the donation form. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.

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 the Government Affairs team work with elected officials to promote and protect the home building industry.

 

Click here to donate now.

This week's Government Affairs Update includes information on the city of Atlanta's upcoming forum on land development and building permits, updates on the vinyl ban and residential design standards in Forsyth County, and information on the upcoming election and candidate endorsements.
 
Remember, if you see something, say something. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or sdavis@atlantahba.com.

Next Meeting

 

Date: Tuesday, November 20

 

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 sdavis@atlantahba.com

  
Save the date for the Home Builders Association of Georgia's upcoming Winter Meeting!
 
HBAG will host a Legislative Reception on the evening of February 26, followed by the Winter Meeting and Rally at the Capitol on February 27. All GAHBA members are encouraged to attend. More details to come.
   
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This Week at the GAHBA
  

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 msaunders@atlantahba.com.

  

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

 

Eugene James of Metrostudy will be presenting an update on the Atlanta housing market and the forecast for 2019. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or vbraverman@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Thursday, December 6

 

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

 

Place: Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta

 

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

 

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 eraymond@atlantahba.com.

 

SMC is currently accepting donations for the silent auction, now through November 9. Click here to download the donation form.

Latest Chapters
  

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 2 free beers and Bavarian-themed snacks from Local Republic. Bonus: This 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 vbraverman@atlantahba.com.

  

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 eraymond@atlantahba.com.

  

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 msaunders@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Thursday, November 1

 

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

 

Place: Eagle's Brooke Golf & Country Club (Locust Grove)

 

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

 

Come hear from Henry County Commissioner Gary Barham and Henry County Commissioner candidate Pete Peterson at the next Metro South Chapter luncheon! The Clayton County Building Community Development Department will also be giving an update. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or sdavis@atlantahba.com.

  
Date: Thursday, November 8
 
Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
 
Place: 1954 Airport Road (Chamblee)
 
Cost: $15 GAHBA Members, $20 Non-Members
 
Join the DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter for an evening of networking, beer, and food! In conjunction with this event, the chapter will be partnering with HomeAid Atlanta on a Stock the House drive for Clifton Sanctuary Ministries. For more information or to sponsor, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or rabailey@atlantahba.com.
  

Date: Tuesday, November 13

 

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

 

Place: Roam - Dunwoody

 

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

 

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 eraymond@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Thursday, November 15

 

Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m.

 

Place: Cherry Street Brewing (Cumming)

 

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

 

In conjunction with this event, the Forsyth Chapter will be working with HomeAid Atlanta on a project for Family Haven. For more information or to sponsor, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or rabailey@atlantahba.com.

Education

 Online classes are available at

www.homebuildersuniversity.com.

 

  

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 vbraverman@atlantahba.com.

  

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 FREE for GAHBA members, $12 for members of other HBAs, 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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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 vbraverman@atlantahba.com.

Homeaid Atlanta

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 with 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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