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The GAHBA's Atlanta 55+ Housing Council hosted its first meeting of the year last week! The sold-out event featured a panel discussion and site tour of the Overlook at Old Atlanta in Suwanee by Jim Chapman Communities. Thank you to the hosts, attendees, and sponsors for another successful 55+ event!
The GAHBA's Sales & Marketing Council is now accepting entries for the 39th Annual OBIE Awards! The awards gala, which recognizes outstanding achievement in building, marketing, remodeling, and personal achievement, will be held October 26. Just by entering this prestigious program, companies can gain industry recognition, attract opportunities, and will be able to display awards for potential homebuyers to see.
Deadline to Enter: Friday, April 12
Cost to Enter: $300 per entry, $275 for 3 or more entries, $500 for Community of the Year
The Kennesaw State University NAHB Student Chapter will be hosting a mini career fair for students and builders to interact and discuss potential internships and full-time opportunities. The career fair will be held on Thursday, March 28, from 5:00-7:00 PM on the Kennesaw State Marietta Campus. The chapter is currently seeking builders and other companies who would like to participate.
For more information or if you are interested in attending this event, contact Mac Calhoun at 
Date: Friday, May 10
Time: Shotgun start at 10:00 AM
Place: Reunion Country Club (Hoschton)
Cost: $550 per foursome, $150 per person
Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here to download the golf packet. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or
There is still time to enter the 2019 Parade of Homes! Sponsored by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, the Parade of Homes is back and better than ever! This annual spring showcase of new homes across metro Atlanta will take place in late April to early May. The event features homes and townhomes in a variety of styles, locations and price points and is free, self-guided and open to the public. 
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Membership News
Beau Elkins Country Financial (Insurance) – Recruited by Chris Wegner, Acopia Home Loans 
Elevation Building Company (Builder/Developer) – Recruited by Phil Gressly, Superior Roofing Distribution 
FireRock Building Materials (Building Materials Manufacturer) – Recruited by Vince Longo, Longo Homes
HomeQuest Properties, Inc. (Builder) – Recruited by Keisha Hulsey, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
Eric Koehler is the founder and owner of Southland Development Services, a unique full-service construction, project management, and consulting company located in Peachtree Corners.
Next Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
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. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Miller at (678) 775-1448 or
Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
Cost: FREE
The orientation gives members and prospective members the opportunity to learn more about the GAHBA, meet the staff, and find out how to utilize member benefits. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Miller at (678) 775-1448 or


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Membership Benefits
The Home Builders Association of Georgia has partnered with Snazzy Traveler to bring exclusive travel benefits and savings to members! This FREE Snazzy Traveler membership, valued at $99, includes access to unlimited savings on thousands of hotels, cars, cruises, activities, and more all year long.
Click here to learn more.

Click here to learn more about discounts and benefits available to GAHBA 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.

April 16 – Government Affairs Committee Meeting
April 25 – Forsyth Chapter Social
May 6-7 – HBAG Spring Meeting
May 9 – Sales & Marketing Council Networking Social
May 22 – North Fulton Chapter Lunch
June 7 – Builder Speed Dating
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Government Affairs
In this week's Government Affairs update: Update on the Atlanta tree ordinance, Decatur to host tree ordinance open house, and a call to action on the Forsyth County residential design standards.
Remember, if you see something, say something. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or
Next Meeting
Date: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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

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.


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This Week at the GAHBA
Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Departs from the Atlanta Realtor Association 
Cost: $10
All realtors are invited to attend a bus tour of the Marietta/Roswell area hosted by the Sales & Marketing Council! Attendees will enjoy tours of three new home communities by Edward Andrews Homes, Patrick Malloy Companies and Ashton Woods Homes/Stanley Martin Homes, as well as a grand tour of the Kerley Family Homes Design Studio. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or
Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 AM (Breakfast at 7:30 AM)
Place: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Cost: FREE
Domonic Purviance, Senior Financial Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank, will give a presentation on housing affordability. Pre-registration is mandatory. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
Cost: $10 RMC Members, $25 GAHBA Members, $40 Non-Members
The guest speaker will be Dale Cardwell, host of TrustDALE, who will give a presentation on "The TrustDALE Process: How to separate the good companies from the bad." For more information, contact Rajat Agarwal at (678) 775-1465 or
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta
Cost: $40 SMC Members, $50 GAHBA Members, $60 Non-Members
SMC is bringing Vegas to the ATL with guest speaker Kevin Oakley of Do You Convert! With over 15 years of experience running marketing and sales operations for companies of all shapes and sizes, Oakley will share impactful insights on marketing and advertising strategies, technology, and the science behind converting more clients and customers. This event is expected to sell out, so register early! For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or
Date: Wednesday, April 10
Time: 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: 103 West
Cost: $40 PWB Members, $50 GAHBA Members, $60 Non-Members
This event will be an energetic, hands-on, jam-packed session on leadership. As a business woman, professional speaker, and author, Ronda Conger is on a mission to spread a movement with her award-winning book, You Go First. Conger will share her personal leadership insights from being a leader for the past 20+ years and her proven methods to inspire greatness. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or
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Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Place: Five Paces Inn
Cost: FREE
For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or
Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Place: Marietta Country Club (Kennesaw)
Cost: $20 GAHBA Members, $25 Non-Members
John Hunt of MarketNsight will present a housing market update. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Miller at (678) 775-1448 or
Date: Thursday, March 28
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Place: The Reserve at Celebration Village (Suwanee)
Cost: $15 GAHBA Members, $25 Non-Members
The Mayor of Cumming, Todd Brumbalow, will give a presentation on the state of the city and upcoming developments. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Miller at (678) 775-1448 or
Visit the Education section on the GAHBA website for information on the latest upcoming classes.
March is NAHB Education Month! Earn the NAHB designation or sign up for one of the classes you have been thinking about taking. Register online by clicking the class titles below:
Visit the Education section of the GAHBA website for more information.

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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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.
It’s time to join the HomeAid Essentials Drive! Get your business, team, or civic group involved by collecting “essential” baby items for Atlanta’s homeless babies.
On March 8, HomeAid Atlanta brought volunteers from BankSouth Mortgage to Phoenix Pass in Conyers. Phoenix Pass serves women and their children experiencing temporary homelessness by giving them an opportunity to reestablish self-sufficiency in a residential setting. HomeAid sends a huge thank you to the hardworking and fun volunteers from BankSouth Mortgage, whose efforts helped to provide a savings of $2,500 for Phoenix Pass!
Visit HomeAid's Facebook page to view more photos.
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