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Date: Thursday, January 17
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Place: Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta
Cost: $50 GAHBA Members, $60 Non-Members
We will be celebrating the successes of 2018, installing the 2019 GAHBA Board of Directors, and recognizing the recipients of our annual awards – Builder and Associate of the Year, the Lewis Cenker Award, the Presidential Award, Council and Chapter Chairmen of the Year, and Spike Member of the Year. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or
In an effort to continue to provide a high-level education program, the GAHBA is seeking feedback from our members and students. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. The survey is open to all members and non-members whether or not you have taken a class at the GAHBA. There will be a drawing for 2 winners to receive a free 3-hour class registration.
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Membership News
Crafted Supply Co. (Floor Coverings - Hardwood)
Extreme Residential (Air Conditioning/Heating Contractor)
KBD Development, LLC  (Land Developer)
Pella Window and Door Company of GA (Windows Distributor and Supplier)
R & R Welding and Fabrication, Inc. (Steel Fabrication and Installation)
Tom Murphy is the local field marketing representative for Norbord, a global manufacturer of wood-based panels, and an active member of the GAHBA.
Next Meeting
Date: Wednesday, December 19
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 years, the Membership Committee would love to have you to help recruit and encourage other members to get more involved. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


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Membership Benefits
FCA US LLC currently provides a special $500 cash allowance toward the purchase or lease of many of their most popular vehicles to NAHB/GAHBA members! Between Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT®, Jeep® and Ram®, there's something for everyone. Members and their employees can combine this stackable $500 cash allowance with most current retail incentives. Plus, same household family members are also eligible for a $500 cash allowance toward the purchase or lease of a vehicle.
NAHB member business owners and their employees also receive On The Job program benefits. These benefits include:
• No-Extra-Charge-2-Year Gas/Diesel Lube-Oil Filter Allowance
• Up to $1,000 Commercial Graphics Program Allowance
• Up to $1,000 Commercial Equipment/Upfit Allowance
• $300-$1,000 Allowance on Select Mopar® Service Contracts
Click here to learn how to redeem this offer.

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.

January 23 – Remodelers Council Kick-Off Social
January 29 – DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter Lunch Meeting
January 30 – North Fulton Chapter Social
February 5 – Cobb/Cherokee Chapter Social
February 6 – Gwinnett Chapter Lunch Meeting
February 7 – Sales & Marketing Council Kick-Off Program Meeting
February 13 – Professional Women in Building Council Program Meeting
February 27 – HBAG Winter Meeting & Rally at the Capitol
February 28 – Inner Atlanta Chapter Lunch Meeting
Government Affairs
In this week's Government Affairs update: Forsyth County is now holding quarterly meetings for builders, Cherokee County Commissioner Bob Kovacs resigns, and the city of Duluth has openings on the Planning Commission and Zoning Board. 
Remember, if you see something, say something. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or


Date: Tuesday, December 18

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


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.


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.
Interceramic Tile & Stone Gallery
Construction Resources, LLC
This Week at the GAHBA
Date: Wednesday, January 16
Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
Cost: FREE for BDL Members, $25 GAHBA Members, $35 Non-Members
For the first BDL meeting of 2019, economist Dr. Roger Tutterow of Kennesaw State University will present an overall economic snapshot of the Georgia housing market and the results of the current Consumer Confidence Survey. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or
Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Place: Vino Venue
Cost: $30
This is a joint networking social hosted by the Sales & Marketing Council and the Professional Women in Building Council. Guests will enjoy food and wine tastings and a presentation by a professional sommelier. Register early – this event is expected to sell out! Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or
The GAHBA is excited to announce the relaunch of the Atlanta Remodelers Council (ARC) for 2019! The ARC has been mainly inactive for the past year, but the association recognized a continued interest among members so made the decision to bring in new leadership to reenergize the council.
If you are interested in serving on the ARC board or joining the council, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or For more information, visit
Latest Chapters
Date: Wednesday, January 9
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: Shamrock Community Use Building (Jonesboro)
Cost: $15 GAHBA Members, $25 Non-Members
Come join the Metro South Chapter to network and hear from Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeffery Turner. For more information or to sponsor upcoming Metro South events, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or
Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: The Reserve at Celebration Village (Suwanee)
Cost: $15 GAHBA Members, $20 Non-Members
Join the Forsyth Chapter for its first meeting of 2019! Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent will be speaking about residential design standards. The chapter is also working with HomeAid to support local ministry Family Haven – click here to purchase items from their wish list. If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or
Visit the Education section on the GAHBA website for information on the latest upcoming classes.

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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Homeaid Atlanta
HomeAid Atlanta staff held the Project Playhouse raffle drawing live on Facebook last Friday at the GAHBA office. Congrats to the lucky winner, Chelsea C., who will be taking home the custom-made Saltbox of the Earth playhouse this holiday season! And thank you to all who purchased tickets to help support HomeAid!
Today is the last day to Stock the House! Through HomeAid's Stock the House Drive, you can donate wish list items to two Atlanta-area homeless shelters, Clifton Sanctuary Ministries and Forsyth County Family Haven
For instructions on how to stock the house, visit Amazon Smile, choose HomeAid Atlanta from the list, and see "Steps to Stock" on this image.
Join HomeAid Atlanta as a 2019 Annual Giving Partner. Donate financially or donate your time and items in-kind to help with HomeAid build projects.
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