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In order to receive member pricing when purchasing from the online bookstore, you will need to log in using the login of the Member Company you are affiliated with, not your Individual login.

Look for more helpful hints in future issues.

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

Membership News

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

Government Affairs
The 2015 Georgia General Assembly has finally come to a finish and HBAG has provided a summary of the session.

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Fidelity Bank

Your company's ability to complete a high quality home on time and within budget is your most important asset. Don't let scheduling problems destroy it. Master project scheduling and you'll lower overhead and boost profits. Create efficient schedules to monitor and control construction progress using Microsoft® Project 2010. You'll produce more projects with the same management staff and fewer headaches in the field and the back office. This book will help you schedule your next project with confidence and ease.

Learn how to:

  • Record and communicate progress
  • Control financial, human, and physical resources
  • Record expenditures and analyze cost details
  • Manage cash flow and tasks
  • Create a baseline schedule and updates

Don't let sloppy scheduling eat up the time and money you need to build your business and move on to your next profitable project.

You must have Microsoft® Project 2010 installed on your computer to access the practice files. There are two versions of Microsoft Project - standard and professional. The standard version costs less because it is designed for a single user, whereas the professional version is designed to be used on a server and accessed by multiple users.

Member Price: $30


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

HomeAid Atlanta

HomeAid is once again partnering with Phoenix Pass in Conyers, GA to build a new apartment building to help serve the needs of families experiencing temporary homelessness. Phoenix Pass’ mission is to serve the needs of families experiencing temporary homelessness by giving them an opportunity to reestablish self-sufficiency in a residential setting. HomeAid Atlanta helped to build their first apartment building in 2009, with in-kind donations from generous members of the building industry, and we are proud to partner again with Phoenix Pass.

You’re invited to join HomeAid Atlanta and Phoenix Pass at a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate this new project! Join us for this special event on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Light House Village, 541 Sigman Road NW Conyers, GA 30013

Please RSVP by May 7 to 678.775.1401 or

Directions: (From Atlanta) Take 1-20 East to Exit 78/Sigman Road. Turn left on Sigman Road and travel 3.4 miles. Light House Village will be on the left.

HomeAid helped build Phoenix Pass in Conyers, GA. Join us as we celebrate the next phase of construction!

Certified Professional Home Builder

The CPHB Program will be holding a General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the HBA’s Housing Center (1484 Brockett Road, Tucker, GA 30084).

Our speaker is Tommy Howard, President of the Norton Residential Group. His topic is "Top 5 Housing Trends: An Overview of What is Coming in the New Home Market".

Tommy Howard is President of the Norton Residential Group. Howard is responsible for the day to day operations and management of 7 offices and 200 agents and staff. He also is the Managing Broker of the Gainesville, GA 400 and Winder Locations. Howard is the editor of Norton’s Market Watch Newsletter and in charge of Norton’s Native Intelligence research division. Tommy has been a licensed real estate broker for over 18 years and is a multi-million dollar producer.

CPHB principal members are free. CPHB employees and applicants are $15. HBA members can attend for $30. Non-members are $60. Attendees will receive 2 CPHB credits and 1 Builder Licensing credit. Lunch will be provided.

You can register for the event by CLICKING HERE or you can download a registration form to fax or email by CLICKING HERE.


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
Make a smart investment in the Southeast's growing green building sector - one that will increase your marketability.
May 15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Are you ready to take the Licensing Exam and need a quick overview?
May 19, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM & May 20, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Are you interested in using QuickBooks for the first time?
May 21, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Are you already using QuickBooks for your business and you are looking for more uses?
May 21, 2015 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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