HBAM Launches New App
HBAM has launched a new App to give association members instant access to housing information. "We are excited about offering the App to our members," said Randy Bosarge HBAM President. "The App is another way to reach not only our members, but also the public with the latest information on the housing industry" Bosarge stated further.
With the free App, users can read the Mississippi Buider Magazine, keep up with scheduled events, and stay up to date with real time housing information from HBAM and NAHB. There are also direct links to our industry partners and Association sponsors.
To download the free App, go to the App store on your iPad, iPhone or android device and search for Home Builders Association.
Dave Sherman inducted into the Mississippi Housing Hall of Fame
Please join us in congratulating Dave Sherman on being elected into the Mississippi Housing Hall of Fame. This is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the Home Builders Association of Mississippi.
It is quite an honor to induct one of the founding fathers of the Association. Dave has always been eager to serve, and helped start the Greenville Home Builders Association. Dave served as president of the Greenville Home Builders in 1957, 1959, and 1970. He found the Association to be a valuable resource and became one of the founding fathers on the State Association along with Frank Collins and Hugh Ivey Scott in 1961.
Click here to read more about Dave Sherman's accomplishments.
2013 Best in Mississippi Application and Rules
The Best in Mississippi Awards recognize the outstanding work of builders and remodelers throughout the state of Mississippi.
The builders compete in a variety of categories ranging from single-family custom and spec homes less than 1,800 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet. Other categories include Best Kitchen, Best Bath, Multifamily New Construction, Commercial Building Construction, Commercial Building Remodeling and Subdivision Development of the year.
Winners of this prestigious program are chosen by a group of five confidential judges and selected through numerous aspects of each project. In addition to being recognized and awarded at the Best in Mississippi awards banquet, winners will be included in a full feature issue of the Mississippi Builder magazine.
Applications must be submitted by August 30, 2013. Projects must have been completed between June 1, 2012 and August 30, 2013, unless specified for a specific category. If submitting more than one entry, you must complete a separate application for each entry. This form may be photocopied for as many applications as needed. An application must be enclosed with each entry and placed in a sealed envelope inside your 9” x 12” binder. All photographs must be digital, on a CD and each image named for what it shows. Please do not label on the actual image.
For more information contact the HBAM office at 601-959-3446.
Click here to download the 2013 Best in Mississippi Application
Click here to download the 2013 Best in Mississippi Rules
Best in Mississippi Winner Featured in Mississippi Magazines' Homes and Gardens Publication
Having a home featured in Mississippi Magazine's Homes and Gardens Publication is one of the bonuses of winning the Grand Award form the Home Builders Association of Mississippi's annual competition.
On the cover of the Spring 2013 publication is the 2012 Grand Award "Best in Mississippi" winning home built by Kevin Taylor of Plum Homes. The Brashier Residence in Biloxi was the top home picked by the judges and is worthy of the 6 page spread with a full write up on the home along with professional photos.
Also in the magazine is a complete list of the 2012 winners. The Homes and Gardens publication is mailed to over 40,000 subscribers and is also sold in numerous stores throughout the state. Special appreciation goes out to Patty Roper, Editorial Director for Mississippi Magazine and her staff for partnering with HBAM in presenting our "Best in Mississippi" winners.
Lee Mitchell Stepping down as Associate Vice President
Please join us in congratulating Lee Mitchell on his new position with Trustmark Bank in Mobile, Alabama. Lee will be the Executive Vice President, managing the real estate portfolio covering the South Alabama market. It is no surprise that Lee has been given this opportunity of advancement due to his hard work and dedication for Trustmark and their customers.
We certainly hat to see Lee move to Alabama, as he is a leader for the Home Builders Association serving as the Associate Vice President. Lee has been an outstanding member nationally, statewide and locally. The association has certainly benefited from his talents and commitment to growing the organization.
Please keep Lee, Clancy and the kids in your prayers for a smooth transition. Jackson has been home for Lee since college, and with this promotion will also bring the challenge of moving a family. There is no doublt that Lee will find success in Alabama, and we wish Lee the very best.
HBAM Announces Two New Staff Members
We are extremely happy to announce the addition of two new staff members to the HBAM family. Please help us in welcoming them!
Executive Director of the Mississippi Housing Institute
HBAM Office Assistant
Hattiesburg HBA Calling All Fisherman
The 2nd Annual Hattiesburg Home Builders Fishing Tournament is scheduled for June 21st and June 22nd at the Pass Christian Marina.
The association is encouraging members from all over the State to participate.
Early bird registration is $75.00 per person before June 15th, after that the price is $90.00 per person. Mandatory Captains meeting will be held at Shaggy's Bar & Grill in Pass Christian starting at 6:00 pm on June 21st.
Prizes will be awarded for Redfish (slot limit 18"-27") 1st place $1,000.00, 2nd place $500.00, 3rd place $75.00. Speckled Trout prizes for 1st place is $1,000.00, 2nd place $500.00, 3rd place $75.00. 3 Stringer Fish (Speckled Trout only - slot 14"-21") overall $250.00.
for more information, tournament entry form and tournament rules.
Bosarge Sworn in as 2013 President of HBAM
Randy Bosarge, a home builder and developer from Ocean Springs, MS, was inducted as the 2013 President of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) during ceremonies held at the Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Jackson.
President Bosarge, a Certified Professional Builder/Remodeler and owner of Superior Builders and Developers Inc. in Ocean Springs, called on the association to "stand strong and pull together" during his remarks to the Board of Directors.
Prior to being elected President, Randy served as Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and as a Regional Vice President. He has been an active member of the Southeast MS Home Builders Association since 2004 where he served as president in 2008. Randy has served on and chaired several committees, including the executive committee. Bosarge serves as Chairman of Build PAC and previously served as Region Five Vice President for two years. President Bosarge begins his duties as President immediately. Click here to watch the video.
General Liability Insurance Now Required for Licensed Builders and Remodelers
Builders and remodelers that are licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Contractors will now be required to show proof of general liability insurance to obtain a license. Last legislative session, HBAM was successful in lobbying the legislature and Governor to approve legislation allowing the Board to take this action.
The Board took the action to require the general liability insurance last fall, and exhausted the public notice rules as required on a new policy being implemented. There is no minimum limit on the policy, but the insured will be required to have the State Board of Contractors noticed on the policy in case of cancellation of the insurance policy.
The effective date of the rule was January 25, 2013. All residential builders and remodelers will be required to show proof of general liability insurance after January 25, 2013.
There will also be an inactive licensee category added for those that wish to keep their license current, but are not actively building. For additional information, please call the State office at 601-969-3446 or CLICK HERE to visit the MS State Board of Contractors.
Member benefits from National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Put money back in your wallet for being a member of the National Association of Home Builders.
As an NAHB benefit, members have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. All program, rates and prices are subject to change without notice.
When using these program please remember to identify yourself as a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Click here to view all the discounts.
Important Notice to Builders Regarding the New Home Warranty Act
There is a new law to give home buyers at closing! Pursuant to Senate Bill 2223, which was passed during the 2012 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, the New Home Warranty Act will change July 1, 2012. Since builders are required to give home owners notice of the New Home Warranty Act the new law attached should be used with your notice.
The Home Builders Association of Mississippi supported the changes and lobbied legislators to pass this legislation. For the structural portion of the warranty, the New Home Warranty Act was changed to the completion date to trigger the 6 year warranty for major structural defects, regardless of when the home is sold. The one year warranty still begins when the home is sold. The new law will also help further clarify the definition of structural damage and when a warranty begins. Click here to download the new act.
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