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Lori Rousseau is a sales manager with Angel Oak Home Loans and has worked in the mortgage industry for 28 years. She is an active member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and serves on the GAHBA Board of Directors as chair of the Builder/Developer/Lender Council.
 
  
Next Meeting
 
Date: Wednesday, January 16
 
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 rabailey@atlantahba.com.

 

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Membership Benefits
  
 
MemberDeals offers entertainment and travel discounts for both regional and nationwide attractions and events to all NAHB members! Members have access to exclusive savings on movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, tours, Broadway shows and more.
 

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.

SAVE THE DATE!
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
Latest News
  
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 eraymond@atlantahomebuilders.com.
  
Date: Monday, February 18
 
Time: 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
 
Place: Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville (Las Vegas)
 
Cost: FREE
 
All GAHBA members and their guests attending the International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas are invited to attend the 22nd Annual Atlanta Party, co-hosted by the GAHBA and NKBA. RSVP not required.
  
Date: Tuesday, February 26
 
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
Place: GAHBA Office
 
Cost: FREE
 
Join us for the first board meeting of 2019! All GAHBA members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served. Sponsorships are available for this and all upcoming 2019 board meetings. For more information, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or rhodge@atlantahba.com
Government Affairs
  
Next Meeting
 
Date: Tuesday, January 15
 
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.
  

This year, consider a donation to 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.
   
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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 vbraverman@atlantahba.com.
Date: Wednesday, January 23
 
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
 
Place: Sports & Social (The Battery)
 
Cost: $10
 
Come network with industry friends and colleagues and learn about the newly relaunched Remodelers Council! For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or sdavis@atlantahba.com.
  
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 eraymond@atlantahba.com.
Latest Chapters
  
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 rabailey@atlantahba.com
  
Date: Tuesday, January 29
 
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
Place: GAHBA Office
 
Cost: $15 GAHBA Members, $20 Non-Members
 
Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or rabailey@atlantahba.com.
  
Date: Wednesday, January 30
 
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
Place: Premier Surfaces Showroom (Alpharetta)
 
Cost: $10
 
Join the North Fulton Chapter to kick off the year with networking, drinks and catering from Cue’ Barbecue! For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.
  
Date: Wednesday, February 6
 
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Place: The Nest - Kennesaw
 
Cost: $25
 
Join the Cobb/Cherokee Chapter as they kick off 2019! Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.
  
Date: Thursday, February 7
 
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
Place: Laundry (Lawrenceville)
 
Cost: $20 GAHBA Members, $30 Non-Members
 
Join the Gwinnett Chapter to hear guest speaker Charlotte Nash, Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or vbraverman@atlantahba.com.
Education
 
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
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.
 
  
HomeAid’s interior renovation of Building 40 at The Drake Village, at The Drake House in Roswell, will be wrapping up soon! Move-in day for its first family is set for just a couple of weeks from now. The completion of this project makes The Drake Village fully functional, allowing The Drake House to serve approximately 100 women and their children experiencing homelessness in Roswell and North Fulton County. Ryan Swallow of South Haven Builders served as volunteer Builder Captain for this project. More information coming soon!
 
Pictured, from the left, are Ryan Swallow of South Haven Builders; Christy Merritt, Director of Programs for The Drake House; and Jody Horne of Atlanta Glass and Mirror, a division of CR Home, one of several project donors.
On Friday, The Saltbox of the Earth was delivered to the home of Project Playhouse® 2018 raffle winner Chelsea C. of Alpharetta. Ryder and Meridian Brick and Masonry Supply generously provided storage and transport for the playhouse.
 
HomeAid is beyond grateful to all 2018 Project Playhouse donors for making this project a reality:
A & W Contracting
Atlanta Flooring & Design Center
Avalon
Builders FirstSource
Champion Millworks
KSU Dept. of Construction Management
Lindsay Window & Door
Meridian Brick & Masonry Supply
Paran Homes
Pottery Barn Kids
Ryder
Sherwin-Williams
The Hartwin Group
The Wilbert Group
Trex
Tucker Door & Trim