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Posted: 2/18/2021
HBAG kicks Off New Year with Successful Board of Directors Meeting, Legislative Reception
By Cindy Morley

HBAG kicks off new year with successful Board of Directors Meeting, Legislative Reception

 

Rain and below freezing temperatures could not dampen the enthusiasm Tuesday as the Home Builders Association of Georgia kicked off the new year with a successful Winter Board of Directors Meeting and Legislative Reception. Thanks to the more than 100 members who braved the weather to take part in the first meeting of 2021 at The Commerce Club in Atlanta.

"We’re excited by the turnout and grateful for the support of everyone there," said HBAG's new Executive Vice President Austin Hackney, who was serving in his first meeting in his new role. "We appreciate everyone who came out for the meeting and reception, and their efforts to make sure we had a safe environment. We also appreciate the great turnout by our legislators, and all of your efforts in inviting them to the reception."

HBAG is also grateful for the video welcome from Governor Brian Kemp and the in-person visit by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan.

As part of the Board Meeting, members heard reports and updates from all HBAG committees, including current financial reports and audit results, regulatory and government affairs. David Logan, Director of NAHB's Tax and Trade Policy Analysis, provided a report on lumber prices, and National Area Chairman Buddy Hughes and State Rep Bobby Cleveland updated us on NAHB activities. Hughes also announced his candidacy for NAHB 3rd Vice Chairman.

President Jim Chapman gave members an update on organizational changes at HBAG and the sale of the building. He also gave a re-cap of his goals for the year:

  • Re-establishing the Golden Isles HBA as a stand-alone local or part of a regional concept
  • Revising the by-laws and policies to better represent the current organization
  • Working to strengthen our Associates Council so that it is a value-add to the members and HBAG
  • Provide greater accountability in the way HBAG funds are collected, spent and accounted for
  • Visit as many local HBA events as possible over the next year
  • “Bourbon for BUILD-PAC” fundraiser

New EVP Austin Hackney highlighted some of his goals for the next 90 days, six months and the year. Highlights include: Westside HBA’s acquisition of Paulding and Polk Counties, new affinity programs Small Business Growth Partners and The Association Partners, plans for one-on-one interviews with EO’s and Past Presidents, a town-hall style webinar to update the 3400 member businesses of HBAG on the recent changes to the association, a new office location, revision of the association bylaws, meetings planning, committee nominations, and the search for an office manager/events coordinator.

Director of Public Affairs Cindy Morley spoke on the creation of a new strategic communications plan for HBAG, including a redesigned user-friendly website, increased and timely member communications, increased communications with local HBA Executive Officers, and the creation and implementation of an HBAG app and meeting app.

The Board took action on a number of issues, including:

  • Approved a resolution supporting Buddy Hughes candidacy for NAHB 3rd Vice Chairman 2022
  • Approved the appropriation of $35,000 from the proceeds of the sale of the HBAG building to the Lewis Cenker Scholarship Fund, establishing HBAG as a named funder.
Posted: 2/18/2021
Message from Governor Kemp at Winter Board of Directors Meeting & Legislative Reception
By Staff
Posted: 1/8/2021
HBAG installs new leadership for 2020-2021
By Staff
The Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG) recently installed their new officers for 2020/2021 at the HBAG Fall Membership Conference held at the King and Prince in St. Simons Island, GA. Local leaders in the home building industry came together to share knowledge and industry expertise as part of the conference which concluded with the installation and the swearing in of new President Jim Chapman of Atlanta.
 
Jim Chapman New President
 
Jim Chapman is sworn in as the new President of the Home Builders Association of Georgia as his wife Katherine looks on. Corey Deal, EO of Greater Atlanta HBA administers the oath of office.
 
HBAG 2020/2021 Senior Officers:
 
President – Jim Chapman, Greater Atlanta HBA, Jim Chapman Communities
Vice President — Bradley Jones, Greater Columbus HBA, Brock Jones Inc.
Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer — Trevor Readdick, HBA of Camden County, Readdick Construction
Associate Vice President — Derek Wirz, Rome HBA, The Southern Agency
Immediate Past President — Doug McMonigle, BA of Metro Augusta, MRC Construction Company
Georgia Executive Officers Council President — Corey Deal, EO of Greater Atlanta HBA
 
Posted: 7/8/2020
Webinar: Virtual Roundtable with Congressman Rick Allen
By Staff
Congressman Rick Allen of Georgia’s 12th District talks with members of the Home Builders Association of Georgia.
Posted: 6/24/2020
Webinar: Congressman Barry Loudermilk talks with HBAG members
By Staff
Congressman Barry Loudermilk of Georgia’s 11th District talks with HBAG abut impacts from COVID-19 and the return to business.
 
Posted: 6/16/2020
Webinar: Congressman Jody Hice
By Staff
Georgia’s 10th District Congressman discusses the role of construction on the economy and workforce development.
 
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