HBAL Happenings – October 2012



Home Builders Association of Louisville
October 1, 2012



In This Issue

2013 Board of Director Nominations due Oct 5th at Noon

SMC Awards of Excellence Nominations due November 21st

NAHB Member Advantage Program

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66th Annual Holiday Party is November 30, 2013 at the Downtown Hyatt

HIPAC Night is Tonight – Few Tickets Remain

Do not miss your 1 in 525 chance of winning $10,000, $2,000 or $500! How? By contributing $100 toward a HIPAC raffle ticket. The HIPAC Night is tonight at Locust Creek Clubhouse. This event is one of HBAL’s most popular events and brings out the most BUILDERS. Your $100 contribution admits two guest to the event and includes food and drink, as well as enters you in the raffle. Contact Jessica at 429-6000 or Jessica@bialouisville.com to purchase a ticket. HURRY, we’re almost sold out!

2013 Board of Directors Nominations

Nominations for the 2013 Board of Directors are due by 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 5th. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else click here. You can also email Robin Durham directly if you are interested in serving.

Sales and Marketing Council Awards of Excellence Accepting Nominations

The SMC Awards of Excellence are open to all HBAL Members and are a great way to have your company recognized! Deadline for entries is November 21st. Click here for the 2012 Entry Packet to see which categories you may be eligible!

2013 Homearama Lot Draw Dates

Locust Creek – Wednesday, October 3rd

At 1:00 PM at the HBAL Office

Rock Springs – Friday, October 12th

At 10:30 AM at the HBAL Office

Any builder who wants to attend needs to make a reservation by calling Gail Schell at (502) 429-6000 or email Gail with your attendance plans.

Homearama 2013 at Locust Creek and Rock Springs will be July 13-28, 2013.

Certified Lead Renovator Training Class – October 4, 2012

Schedule: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – includes lunch

Class Fee: $235 for HBAL Members

$ 260 for non-members

As of April 22, 2010, if your company engages in remodeling and repair/maintenance, electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, or window replacement that disturbs 6 square feet or more of paint per room inside, or 20 square feet or more on the exterior of a home, child care facility or school built before 1978 then you must have at least one worker from your firm be a certified lead renovator.  If you are not familiar with the new guidelines, please visit:  www.nahb.org/remodelers OR www.epa.gov to review all the requirements.
Fines can be up to $32,500 per day, per violation!  Can you afford not to comply?

Sales and Marketing Council Meeting – October 18, 2012

The HBAL Sales and Marketing Council Presents:

Condominium Laws & Zoning Changes – Understanding the Changes

• Recent Condo Law Changes – review of the 2012 Amendments
• How these changes affect financing – preparing your client for closing
• Re-Zoning options and what is involved – examples of properties that have made changes
• What you need to know to sell a new or existing condo
Thursday, October 18th
At the Semonin Office
600 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. – Ste. 200
9:00 am – Networking, Coffee & Donuts
9:30 am – 10:30 am – Panelist Presentation
Free to SMC Members
$10 for all non-members
Sponsored by: 
This meeting will discuss Condominium Law and Zoning changes.  Presenters will include Nicholas R. Pregliasco, Attorney with Bardenwerper, Talbot & Roberts, Steph Horne, Attorney with Agency Title and Rocky Pusateri, Elite Homes, Inc.
Call the HBAL Office for reservations or e-mail gail@bialouisville.com or jessica@bialouisville.com.

Our Home Shows will help Connect you to Customers – Booths on sale now

At the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville
Booths as low as $365 each – space is limited so sign-up today!

At the Kentucky Expo Center

HBAL Members can get a booth for as low as $675 – act now!

Were you born in 1965 or later? Do you know someone who works in the industry who was?

The Home Builders Association of Louisville will be surveying members and non-members that were born after 1965 and we need your help to identify these younger members of our industry.

Respondents of the survey, “Your Future in the Home Building & Remodeling Industry”, will be eligible to win a $100 gift card.

If you meet these age restrictions and would like to complete the survey at this time, please click here.

If you know of someone who we should survey, please send an email to Tara Brinkmoeller. Be sure to provide a valid email address. 

The survey will close on Friday, October 12th. Thanks for your help!

Upcoming Meetings and Events – Mark your Calendars

Membership Committee Meeting – October 2, 2012, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Retention Committee Meeting – October 17, 2012, 9:00 am

Sales and Marketing Council Meeting – October 18, 2012, 9:00 – 10:30 am (Semonin Office, 600 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Ste. 200)

Membership Drive Day – November 1, 2012

Shelby County Council Meeting – November 6, 2012, 11:30 am (Claudia Sanders Dinner House)

Membership Committee Meeting – November 13, 2013, 10:30 – 11:30 am

General Membership Annual Meeting – November 19, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 pm (The Olmsted) – this is also Spike Appreciation Night

Agency Leader Breakfast Series – featuring Greg Heitzman, Louisville Water Company and MSD – November 29, 2012, 8:30 am (Ormsby Three Building)

66th Annual Holiday Party – November 30, 2013, 6:30 pm (The Hyatt Downtown)

Member Orientation – December 5, 2012, 9:00 – 10:00 am – All are welcome!

Oldham County Council Meeting – December 6, 2012, 11:30 am