NAHB’s 2020 Student Competition highlighted the next generation of home builders as 60 collegiate and high school teams competed during the 2020 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
This year’s competition included 39 four-year programs, 14 associate programs and seven secondary programs.
The winners were announced in a high-energy awards event sponsored by Beazer Homes, Clayton Properties Group, Consort Homes, DR Horton, K. Hovnanian and Toll Brothers.
First Place: Michigan State University
Second Place: Brigham Young University
Third Place: University of Wisconsin – Stout
Fourth Place: Texas A&M University
Fifth Place: Tarleton State University
Rookie of the Year: Tuskegee University
First Place: Kirkwood Community College
Second Place: Brigham Young University – Idaho, Team 2
Third Place: Pennsylvania College of Technology, Team 1
Rookie of the Year: Collin College
Secondary Programs (High School)
The student competition for secondary programs is broken into two categories: architecture and construction management.
First Place: Shadow Ridge High School
Rookie of the Year: Charles J. Colgan, Sr. High School
First Place: Dowell J. Howard Center
Rookie of the Year: Dowell J. Howard Center
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FABA members - Riverside is excited to offer $40 show-only tickets to the February 20th performance of Grease. After the Hard Hat, take a short walk across the hall to enjoy the 7:30 show!
Offer is only for February 20th must be redeemed by calling the Box Office (540)370-4300. Must mention FABA member.
Next Generation of Home Builders Competes at IBS
To better serve the needs of its members, industry partners and other key stakeholders, NAHB recently unveiled an all-new nahb.org website.
The site not only features a much more modern look, but also greatly improved search performance, enhanced content functionality and improved navigation for a better user experience.
Joint Employer Rule
In a win for NAHB, the Labor Department in January announced a final rule to provide a clearer method for determining joint employer status.
The rule will provide clarity and certainty regarding employers' responsibility to pay federal minimum wage and overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a week.
The new rule will take effect March 16. It includes a set of joint employment examples to further assist in clarifying joint employer status.
EPA Announces Water Rule at IBS
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a final “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
“The Navigable Waters Protection Rule is a big win for states, municipalities, builders and developers, landowners and the American public,” Wheeler said in remarks to NAHB’s Leadership Council. “It will make it easier to understand where the Clean Water Act applies and, as importantly, where it does not.”
The EPA administrator noted the new water rule is good for the economy and the environment.
President Trump Signs USMCA Trade Pact
In a positive development for the housing industry, President Trump on Jan. 29 signed the U.S.-Mexico- Canada Agreement (USMCA).
The U.S. residential construction and remodeling industries rely on tens of billions of dollars in building materials sourced from Mexico and Canada each year. By modernizing and strengthening free trade with our largest trade partners, the USMCA will boost U.S. economic growth and help keep the price of homes and home improvements low.
New App Offers Accessibility Guidance
NAHB unveiled the "Pocket Guide to the Fair Housing Act," a free app to help home builders, contractors and designers meet the accessibility requirements of the act, during the Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
“HUD welcomes the efforts of this important housing industry partner in working to meet the needs of persons with disabilities,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson told NAHB's Leadership Council.
NAHB members elected the association’s
leadership team during IBS in Las Vegas.
Taking the helm as NAHB’s Chairman of the Board this year is Dean Mon, a New Jersey-based builder and developer with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry. The first Hispanic chairman of NAHB, Mon is president of the D.R. Mon Group, Inc.
Also moving up on the NAHB’s leadership ladder is John “Chuck” Fowke, founder and president of Homes by John C. Fowke, Inc. in Tampa, Fla. He was elected First Vice Chairman of the Board.
Jerry Konter, founder and president of Konter Quality Homes in Savannah, Ga., was elected Second Vice Chairman of the Board.
Alicia Huey joined NAHB’s leadership team with her election as Third Vice Chairman of the Board. She is president of AGH Homes, Inc. in Birmingham, Ala.
2019 NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde, from Torrington, Conn., remains on NAHB's leadership team as Immediate Past Chairman.
NAHB Elects 2020 Leadership Team at Builders' Show
Major Funding for Skills Training
HBI announced recently that The Home Depot Foundation will commit up to $500,000 to fund student training in home construction careers in high schools across the country. Additionally, the National Housing Endowment (NHE), NAHB's philanthropic arm, has pledged $200,000 in support of the effort.
This combined $700,000 will provide training to thousands of students in construction trades skills.
The funds will allow HBI to provide a hands-on curriculum for high school students, along with instructor training and materials. Upon completion, students will earn a pre-apprenticeship certification endorsed by NAHB and recognized by the Department of Labor.
IBS Showcases Industry Optimism
Nearly 65,000 home building professionals from around the world filled the exhibit halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center as NAHB hosted one of the largest turnouts in recent years at the NAHB® International Builders’ Show (IBS) Jan. 21-23.
IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) again combined to create Design & Construction Week® (DCW), which drew a total of roughly 90,000 attendees.
“The strong attendance at this year’s show reflects the positive outlook for the home building industry and the enthusiasm that our attendees have for the future,” said Geoff Cassidy, NAHB senior vice president of exhibitions and meetings.
Exhibit space for IBS totaled approximately 600,000 square feet.
Spotsylvania County Bi-Monthly Meeting
Monday, Feb. 3rd, 3:00pm
Spotsylvania County Builders Roundtable
Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 11:30am
Monday, February 10th, 9:00am
Wednesday, March 4th, 11:30am
Fredericksburg City Quarterly Meeting
Friday, March 6th, 9:00am
King George County Quarterly Meeting
SAVE THE DATES!
Upcoming County Meetings
Next Generation of Home Builders Competes at IBS (continued)
Wednesday, March 11th Associates Advisory Council
Wednesday, March 11th Membership Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 19th Legislative Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 19th Hard Hat Networking
Saturday, March 21st FAB Foundation Sips and Suds Bus Trip
Bus Departs Mid South Building Supply 9am
Monday, May 4th Spring Golf Tournament
Fawn Lake Golf Course
The Associates Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9 am. This committee is chaired by the Associate Vice President and plans and organizes several FABA events, and keeps the association focused on the needs of all members.
Calendar at a Glance
NEW Builder Member (January 2020)
Dream Finders Homes
The Membership Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am. This group is responsible for coordinating membership recruitment and the new member mentor program to increase membership retention. Emphasis is placed on recruitment and retention of members with Spike Club, new member receptions, and networking opportunities. The 1st Vice President serves as co-chair.
Renewed Builder Members (January 2020)
Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity
Professional Building Services
NEW Associate Members (January 2020)
BCD Marketing, LLC
Brittani Chafin, LLC / Coldwell Banker Elite
James Hardie Building Products
PermaTreat Pest Control
Renewed Associate Members (January 2020)
Aquia Realty Inc.
Certified Plumbing, Inc
J. Barber Moving & Storage, Inc
KT Enterprises, Inc.
Lyons Stucco & Stone, Inc
NSWC Federal Credit Union
R.C. Enterprises, Inc
Redi Carpet Sales of Virginia
February 2020 (cont.)
NAHB Student Chapters
The FAB Foundation is chaired by group of voluntary directors who work to help the Fredericksburg area community through several initiatives.
FAB financially supports non-profit organizations in the Fredericksburg region that specifically coordinate and provide home repair and safer living conditions for those in need. Helping make repairs and improvements related to home ownership affordable.
With a greater emphasis on the growing need for Workforce Development in our region, FAB has partnered with local educators and has established two local NAHB Student Chapters in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties, and will continue working toward the establishment of student chapters in all the municipalities that we serve.
FAB Foundation has grant opportunities available for those looking to learn a trade and to potentially partner with member mentors and job placement opportunities. For more information on all the good that FAB Foundation does, call Maria Moore, Fredericksburg Area Builders Association Executive Vice President, at 540-898-2730, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.fabava.com and select FAB Foundation tab.
We currently have 3 active high school student chapters
1. Stafford High School
2. Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center
3. Caroline High School
2020 FABA Board of Directors
Spaces Design Studio
1st Vice President
Assurance Financial Group
2nd Vice President
Immediate Past President
Associate Vice President
Embrace Home Loans
J. Hall Homes
Republic Home Builders
Legacy Engineering, PC
The Legislative Committee meets monthly to discuss the status of local and state level legislation that affects the building industry. For more information from each county, plan to attend the Legislative Committee meeting - Thursday, Feb. 20, 8:30 am
The FAB Foundation board of directors meets monthly to discuss ways to involve the association with local workforce educators and help promote workforce development in our area. If you would like to be invoived with these students, contact FABA for more information.
Part of being a great volunteer is loving what you're doing. Find something that you're passionate about or something that inspires you, and then find a need in your community. There are dozens of reasons why you should volunteer - you just need to find the one that feels right.
20 GREAT REASONS TO VOLUNTEER
- Help others
- Make a difference
- Find purpose
· Enjoy a meaningful conversation
· Connect with your community
· Feel involved
· Contribute to a cause you care about
· Use your skills in a productive way
· Develop new skills
· Meet new people
· Explore new areas of interest
· Meet good people
· Impress your mom
· Impress yourself
· Expand your horizons
· Get out of the house
· Make new friends
· Strengthen your resume
· Feel better about yourself
The Community Service Committee plans and organizes FABA's outreach and service in the local community and partners with members and non-profit groups to find ways to give back.
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NEWS AND HAPPENINGS
Send us your press releases, news, and event information! We can post it here in our newsletter and on the Member Happenings page of our website!
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Do you have job openings, apprenticeships, or internships to fill? Contact us today!
FAB Foundation is working with FABA's workforce partners to help you fill these positions with qualified and trained local students.
FABA also posts job openings on the FABA website.
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