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Aquila Development Group LLC (Builder/Developer) 
Arena Marketing (Real Estate Marketing)
Clare Controls (Home Automation) 
Homeowner Management Services (Management Consulting Service)
IBERIABANK (Mortgage Banking) – Recruited by Steve Valenti, SRV Builder
Panache Gifts and Promotions (Advertising/Media/Promotions) – Recruited by Carol Morgan, Denim Marketing
  
Masterpiece Lighting sells a variety of products, including chandeliers, light fixtures, celing fans, architectural hardware, faucets, and home accents, with showrooms in Midtown and Roswell. The company goes back more than 50 years, and has been operating under its current name since 2005.
 
  
Next Meeting
 
Date: Wednesday, April 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 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 ramiller@atlantahba.com.
 

 

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Membership Benefits
  
With all the discounts and services provided, one of the most valuable benefits of GAHBA membership is advocacy. The goal of the GAHBA’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is to promote and protect the interests of the home building industry in and around Atlanta. The GAC regularly meets with local officials to build relationships and educate lawmakers about the needs of builders and how the home building industry benefits the economy. In addition, donations raised for the Builder Political Action Committee (BPAC) help support political candidates and causes that will further advance builder interests in the area.
 
The GAC meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. For more information or to find out how to get involved, contact GAHBA Government Affairs Director Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or sdavis@atlantahba.com.

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

SAVE THE DATE!
April 16 – Government Affairs Committee Meeting
 
May 6-7 – HBAG Spring Meeting
 
May 9 – Sales & Marketing Council Networking Social
 
May 16 – 55+ Housing Council Program Meeting
 
May 23 – Gwinnett Chapter "Night at Coolray Field" Baseball Social
 
June 7 – Builder Speed Dating
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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 Oct. 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 2019 Parade of Homes is almost here! The event, which will be held the weekends of April 27-28, May 4-5, and May 11-12, features homes and townhomes in a variety of styles, locations, and price points and is free, self-guided, and open to the public. 
 
Click here to view the homes and download the ATLHomesParade app today!
 
  
Date: Tuesday, April 23
 
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
Place: GAHBA Office
 
Cost: FREE
 
All GAHBA members are welcome - lunch will be served. Attendees are encouraged to help support HomeAid Atlanta's 2019 Essentials Drive by bringing a donation of diapers, wipes, baby food, or formula. For more information, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or rhodge@atlantahba.com.
 
  
Date: Friday, May 10
 
Time: Shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.
 
Place: Reunion Country Club (Hoschton)
 
Cost: $550 per foursome, $150 per person
 
Foursomes are sold out, but sponsorship opportunities are still available! Click here to download the golf packet. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.
 
Government Affairs
In this week's Government Affairs report: Proposed design standards have been delayed in Forsyth County and updates on the status of HB 492 and HB 302.
 
Remember, if you see something, say something. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or sdavis@atlantahba.com.
 
  
Next Meeting
 
Date: Tuesday, April 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 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.

 

   
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This Week at the GAHBA
  
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 ragarwal@atlantahba.com.
  
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. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.
 
  
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 eraymond@atlantahba.com.
  
Date: Wednesday, April 17
 
Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
 
Place: GAHBA Office
 
Cost: FREE for BDL Members, $25 GAHBA Members, $35 Non-Members
 
Dr. Roger Tutterow, Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University, will present a report on 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, May 1
 
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Place: Kendra Scott – Perimeter
 
Join the Young Professionals Group to support HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the GAHBA! Pick up some beautiful Kendra Scott jewelry just in time for Mother’s Day or graduation, and 20% of the proceeds will benefit HomeAid. If you aren't able to attend in person you can still place an order over the phone to this Kendra Scott location on May 1, and your purchase will still go toward the fundraiser! The event is free to attend, and drinks and light snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.
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Date: Thursday, April 18
 
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
Place: GAHBA Office
 
Cost: $15 GAHBA Members, $20 Non-Members
 
Ted Rhinehart, Deputy Chief Operating Officer for DeKalb County, will be presenting an update on the DeKalb sewer issue. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or sdavis@atlantahba.com.
 
  
Date: Wednesday, April 24
 
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
Place: Southface Energy Institute
 
Cost: $15 GAHBA Members, $25 Non-Members
 
Keyetta Holmes, Interim Director of the city of Atlanta's Office of Zoning and Development, will lead a Q&A session. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or sdavis@atlantahba.com.
 
  
Date: Wednesday, May 1
 
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
Place: Ted Strickland Community Center (Stockbridge)
 
Cost: $15 GAHBA Members, $25 Non-Members
 
Stockbridge Mayor Anthony Ford will present an update on the latest developments in the city. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or sdavis@atlantahba.com.
 
  
Date: Wednesday, May 8
 
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
 
Place: Laundry Events (Lawrenceville)
 
Cost: $25 GAHBA Members, $40 Non-Members
 
Attendees will hear an update from Gwinnett County Economic Development Manager Mark Farmer and a real estate report from Metrostudy. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or vbraverman@atlantahba.com.
 
  
Date: Wednesday, May 22
 
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
Place: Country Club of the South (Johns Creek)
 
Cost: $20 GAHBA Members, $35 Non-Members
 
The guest speaker will be Milton's Community Development Director Parag Agrawal. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Miller at (678) 775-1448 or ramiller@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
  
Drop off donations of diapers, baby wipes, baby food, and formula at the GAHBA office in support of HomeAid Atlanta’s 2019 Essentials Drive! Look for the Essentials Drive display in the lobby.
 
Can’t make it to the GAHBA to drop off your items? HomeAid has online baby registries at Amazon and Target, and you can have your donations shipped directly to HomeAid. Visit the site of your choice, find the registries section, and search first name HomeAid, last name Atlanta.
 
Thanks for helping provide essential supplies for Atlanta’s homeless babies!
 
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