upcomingComing Up in February

February
6– Home Show Committee Meeting
12– Home Show Set Up, Builder Appreciation Night
13-15– 25th Annual Home & Tech Show

14– Valentine’s Day
18– Exec. & Finance Meeting
24– Board Meeting

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New AHBA Exec. Vice President 

Meet your new AHBA Executive Vice President, Ron Harris

The Arkansas Home Builders Association members will likely endure some challenges during the next few months. However, these will undoubtedly be met with outstanding leadership from our leadership team in 2015. I feel strongly that this team effort is recognized because of the extra time and dedication put forth to meet our association goals as we move our industry forward as an engine of economic growth for Arkansas.
Companies like JD Power & Associates seem to always have a score incorporating “are we easy to do business with?” One approach I believe to be the cornerstone of excellent association member service is how well one actively listens. The approach I learned when establishing phone and customer care centers is listening to say “Yes” as opposed to listening to say “No”. The two methods of listening are night and day. The “Yes” approach sometimes takes a little longer to respond and requires us to be actively engaged in the conversation. This results, though, in a member that truly believes you AND the association are doing all you can to meet their needs. I believe this philosophy will help establish our Arkansas Home Builders Association members increased recognition as we grow our membership to meet our projected growth in our local industry.
I am excited about the challenges of playing a major role in growing an established association during a time of economic growth for our industry. The accomplishment of this task will allow me to use my knowledge of the industry as a builder member combined with 37 years of utility experience building business relationships across our beloved state.
Please note, throughout my utility career, and community service and now as your new Executive Officer I expect to succeed to a level of national recognition of association growth. This drive to succeed runs deep which motivates me to be proactive in understanding our industry needs to harvest growth.  
These will truly be exciting times for the growth of Arkansas Home Builders Association.
Sincerely
Ron Harris 

rharris@arkansashomebuilders.org

 

Contact Information Updateprofile

Have you hired a new employee, changed emails, or created a new website?

Let us know about it by filling out the member profile update. Access it on our website or by clicking here.

EducationConstruction Education

The HBA is currently working with NTI to develop certification programs for community members. Classes will be held in the evening one night per week. 

Potential classes include:
  • Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Forklift Operation
  • Reading Blueprints
  • Materials
  • OSHA- ladders, scaffolding, and fall safety
  • Job Set-up: Time Management
  • Windows & Doors- Specs and Installation
  • Advanced Power Tools
  • Framing and Roofing Basics
If there are any classes that you would be interested in taking please let us know. 

Member Use of NWA HBA Member Logologo

Let your customers know they are working with a reputable company.
 
Contact the HBA office and we will 

be happy to send you the logo in the format that you need, available in black & white and color. 
 
Phone: 479.751.6688
brenda@nwabuilders.com or assist@nwabuilders.com
 

New Membersnewmember

1st Choice Protection Systems LLC
http://www.1stcpsecurity.com/

Callis Construction
479.273.5558

True Blue Tile & Stone
www.truebluetileandstone.com

Truity Credit Union
www.truitycu.org

renewedRenewed Members
Arvest Bank – Fayetteville
American Standard Foundation Repair
Boulder Creek Homes
479.685.9728
City Title & Closing
Country Home Elevator & Stair Lifts
David’s Roofing & Fencing
Eden’s Home Repair & Remodeling
Elite Title Company
LATCO Structural Components
New Century Counter Tops
Reyes Home Remodeling
Royal Overhead Door
Signature Builders LLC
United Built Homes
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Wholesale Central Vacuum
Window World of the Ozarks
 

jobsWebsite Job Postings

If you are on the market for your next assistant, technician, painter or design consultant let us help you look! If you fill out our Job Postings Form  we will put your job listing on our website. 

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NWA HBA website.
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For more information visit our website or contact the office.