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You will notice lots of differences between the WebLink system and Builderfusion. As we come across things that will be helpful for our members we will post them.

Today I would like tell about a feature that is new to us. We are able to send you a direct link to your open invoices in the new system. This link will allow you to directly to any invoices you have open and pay them with a credit card. When you receive this link and click on it to pay your invoice make sure you select the box next to the invoice. The system will automatically fill in the amount for you.

Look for more helpful hints in future issues.

If you have any questions contact Christel Ferrell at 678-775-1420 or via email at




Download the OBIE Intent to Enter Packet
Deadline to Enter – April 24th

Show Atlanta that you are the BEST at what you do by winning a 2015 OBIE Award. Just by entering this prestigious awards program, you'll gain industry recognition, attract promotional opportunities and hopefully display your awards for every potential home buyer to see.


 Click Here to Download the Intent to Enter Packet

Click Here to Register Online


Questions? Contact Janel at



May 15, 2015 -- Reunion Country Club
Register for a 4-some today!

9:30 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Shotgun Start

Cost: $135 per person, $500 per foursome

Reunion Country Club—A John Wieland Community
5609 Grand Reunion Drive
Hoschton, GA 30548

Great sponsorship opportunities are available; Click here for sponsor and registration details

Sponsorship deadline is April 2. Registration deadline is April 21.

Please contact Monica Saunders at 678-775-1465 with any questions.

Membership News

Are you a new member and want to know more about your HBA Membership and network? Or are you a seasoned member and just want to network and take a tour of the DalTile Natural Stone Showroom?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Orientation/Networking: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: DalTile Showroom

1441 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard | Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Cost: Free

To register, go to


Fax: 770-934-8363

If you don’t have your username and password please email


April 30, 2015—Maggiano’s Buckhead

Topic: Where is our future workforce coming from?

Speaker: Scott Shelar is the executive director of Construction Education Foundation of Georgia. Recently, CEFGA has gained attention as the managing partner for Westside Works. Funded by the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Invest Atlanta and the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA), Westside Works is a neighborhood center based on the westside of Atlanta. CEFGA is the managing partner at Westside Works and is responsible for the construction training program, which has placed more than 100 residents in full-time construction employment since July 2014.

Cost: $20 HBA builder member, $30 HBA associate member, $40 non-member

Click here to register!

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; program begins at noon.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Atlanta Gas Light

Table Top
Pestban, Inc.


Interested in advertising on the HBA website? Please click here for the HBA website advertising rate card. Questions, please contact Monica Saunders, Member Services Director, at 678-775-1465 or


Sponsorships are available for any and all meetings and events for 2015! Please click here for the Marketing Guide to see what is available. Questions, please contact Monica Saunders, Member Services Director, at 678-775-1465 or

Fidelity Bank


Creating estimates for your new residential construction project just got a little easier.

In Estimating with Microsoft Excel, Third Edition, Jay Christofferson, a recognized expert in computerized estimating, details step-by-step how you can save money and time by using Microsoft Excel 2007 to develop estimates that are reliable enough for your most important management decisions. The book and CD includes formulas for calculating concrete, rebar, labor, permits, taxes and more, and demonstrates how to apply them in your everyday construction project management.

You'll learn essential skills for programming basic formulas to automating Excel to integrate with other software packages- Estimating with Microsoft Excel will show you how to eliminate time-consuming steps and repetitive work by:

  • setting up an accurate, efficient estimating system
  • creating databases
  • writing formulas
  • adapting shortcuts

Boost your profit margin with the power of Microsoft Excel 2007!

Jay Christofferson is a master in the industry. I can't imagine how we could run our business without Excel and the teaching and training that he has provided us.

Member Price: $40

For more information contact Amanda Mathis at (678) 775-1469.



HomeAid Atlanta

HomeAid Atlanta’s Essentials Drive will take place April 27-May 5, 2015 in honor of Mother’s Day. The 14th annual drive to benefit homeless and indigent babies and their mothers is a community-wide effort to collect "essential" baby products. Requested donation items include diapers/pull-ups, baby food, infant formula, baby wipes, and baby hygiene products.

You can help!

Make a donation of new items at any public drop-off site located around metro Atlanta, including HomeAid’s office in Tucker. A list of 36 area drop off locations (with map) is available online at

Donations can also be made through HomeAid Atlanta’s baby registries at and (enter "HomeAid" for the registrant’s first name and "Atlanta" for the last name). All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Atlanta-based UPS is partnering with HomeAid Atlanta for the ninth year to assist with delivery of donated items to 17 local nonprofit organizations that provide housing and supportive services to homeless families.

The Essentials Drive was first launched by HomeAid Atlanta in 2002, and since then more than 589,000 essential baby items have been distributed. Last year alone, more than 155,000 items were collected for families in need!

Questions? 678-775-1401 or


Essentials Drive donations have already begun arriving at HomeAid’s office in Tucker! Here is HomeAid’s Cecily Stevens with the first arrivals. You can drop off donations at any one of our 36 area drop off locations!

Certified Professional Home Builder

CPHB Sponsorship Opportunities Available Starting as Low as $450

Want to get in front of some of the top builders in Georgia? The Certified Professional Home Builder of Georgia (CPHB) program is a voluntary certification for builders who are dedicated to maintaining the highest level of professionalism, customer service and homeowner satisfaction. Seven of our CPHBs are on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of Atlanta’s Top 20 Homebuilders—Ashton Woods Homes, Edward Andrews Homes, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Peachtree Residential Properties Inc, Sharp Residential LLC, SR Homes LLC and Traton Homes LLC. Twenty percent of CPHBs are EarthCraft House Builders. Our membership increased by 15% in 2014.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!




Classes and Events
Sometimes being the leader can be hard. Do you successfully lead your team for more success?
April 21 & 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Learn how to add value to your homes by implementing energy efficient practices!
April 22 - 23, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Make a smart investment in the Southeast's growing green building sector - one that will increase your marketability.
April 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Are you aware of the top four hazards on the jobsite that create the most injuries and fatalities?
April 29, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Do you know how to make your remodels greener without risking the price to your clients?
April 30, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 450749, Atlanta, GA 31145