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FALL 2011 The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is the voice and advocate for construction professionals leading the way to protect and promote housing and preserve the American dream of home ownership.

Indoor Shooting Tournament

Sound of Freedom-USA’s indoor gun range Ozark, MO, on Monday, October 31.


The Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow, the HBA’s political action committee,will debut a new event this fall at the Sound of Freedom-USA’s indoor gun range in Ozark, MO, on Monday, October 31.

Indoor Shooting Tournament

The Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow

Fun, fast-paced competitive event designed to accommodate any level of ability, including the first-time shooters.

National Association Excellence Awards

Registration fee includes lunch, use of the SOFprovided weapon (Ruger Mark III 22/45), ammunition for 3 targets plus a poker target. There will be four one-hour flights scheduled throughout the day – from 10 am to 2 pm. Individual awards will be given based on results of all shooters participating in the tournament that day. Tournament scoring: best of 30 shots – 10 shots per each of 3 targets placed at different distances. A prize will be given for best poker hand in each flight. Not an experienced shooter? No problem – contact A.G. Paul at SOF-USA Indoor Gun Range and learn more before the tournament day. Shooters are also welcome to bring their own weapon, ammunition and targets to shoot in a lane free-of-charge following or in advance of your tournament play. (Targets and ammunition can also be purchased and guns rented from SOF for additional shooting in open lanes as available.) There are also several opportunities to sponsor the tournament – those options are listed on the registration form as well. Participating in and sponsoring the tournament not only helps support the HBA’s advocacy goals, it can earn your HBA member company up to three additional home show points! Get your registration form & details at

HBA-GS Most Decorated by NAHB

Home Remodeling EXPO Something NEW... Limited Space Available

Builders Circle

HBA-GS partners with Habitat for Humanity of Springfield

Construction Forecast

Zanola Company and MarketGraphics Research Group - How is Southwest Missouri doing?

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Joplin... (team lead by Sam Clifton) For an archive of the Housing e-NEWS Weekly go to

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National Association Excellence Awards NAPLES, FLORIDA — The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield was recently honored with four national awards for association excellence by the National Association of Home Builders. By receiving top honors in four categories, the HBA of Greater Springfield again was among the most decorated Home Builders Associations in the country. “We live and work someplace special. The members of the HBA of Greater Springfield are remarkable people who do remarkable things, as if they were routine.” HBA CEO Matt Morrow said. “Our HBA staff is hardworking and committed to serving those remarkable members at the highest possible level. And those who make up our volunteer leadership (board of directors, committees, councils, etc.) are people of extraordinary vision, purpose, and resolve. They are leaders who – even amid the unprecedented challenges facing our industry – consistently insist on excellence in everything they touch.”

Named BEST HOME or INDUSTRY TRADE SHOW for 2010 by the National Association of Home Builders.

Market research shows that the majority of trade show attendees are there to see what is new in the market. The Home Remodeling EXPO committee is excited to introduce the “New Product Showcase” at the 2011 Home Remodeling EXPO! This is an opportunity for existing Home Remodeling EXPO vendors to highlight products that are new to the market since the last Home Remodeling EXPO. The New Product Showcase will be located in the Center Exhibit Hall. Booth size is 5’ wide x 4’ deep and includes a 4’ table. Cost to reserve a booth in this section is $50. Home Remodeling EXPO vendors are the only vendors that may also display in this special area (must have a regular booth). LIMITED BOOTH SPACE STILL AVAILABLE Call 417.881.3711 today! We highly recommend using our materials, web banners and flyer, to help drive traffic to your booth.

HELP HOMETOWN DISPOSAL HELP OUR COMMUNITY Bring a non-perishable food item to the HBA Remodeling EXPO for donation to Ozarks Food Harvest.

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Builders’ Circle

Best Website:

The foundation has been laid, walls are going up and the volunteers are greatly appreciated.

• Enhanced “FIND-A-PRO” search • Content for members’ sites • ical import and google maps • Web-enabled publications • Social media connections • Searchable archives • And much, much more! Best Print Publication: HBA Housing News Quarterly (This Publication) The HBA of Greater Springfield retired its large monthly publication in favor of launching two new publications: a weekly e-newsletter, and this publication. The quarterly mailer’s colorful, streamlined format features event photos, industry news, data & analysis. Best Service Delivered to Members: MARKETGRAPHICS Research Data & Analysis By partnering with MarketGraphics Research Group, the HBA of Greater Springfield provides its (Continued page 4)

In January 2011, the HBA of Greater Springfield announced it would partner with Habitat for Humanity of Springfield to build the first two homes in Habitat’s new Builders’ Circle development. The homes will be certified to the National Green Building Standard and their construction will serve as a demonstration of flexible and affordable methods by which construction professionals can build green in a residential setting. Home builder Scott Kisling, a Certified Green Professional (CGP), is managing the project on behalf of the HBA. Scott’s Builders’ Circle Project Blog helps keep HBA industry professionals and curious consumers up to date on the latest green building features being incorporated into the project. The blog also provides updates on the project’s latest progress and upcoming needs. Those who would like to help with the project are encouraged to leave their comments at the end of blog posts. Or, e-mail Scott directly to offer your assistance. For more details, photos, and videos visit the blog at

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Construction Forecast

Excellence Awards...

Even amid lackluster national housing numbers, home building in the Ozarks (while certainly affected by the economic downturn) has reason for optimism. Joe Zanola (Zanola Company and MarketGraphics Research Group) presented his annual fall Construction Forecast at a meeting of the members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

(Continued from page 3) members with unprecedented access to meaningful housing and construction data, analysis, and forecasts. This gives members a clear advantage over their competition in today’s complex housing market.

KY3‘s Jay Scherder covered the event, and interviewed Zanola and HBA of Greater Springfield CEO Matt Morrow for his story (watch at

Best Home or Industry Trade Show: 2010 HBA Home Remodeling Expo

The bottom line: Builders in Southwest Missouri markets responded more sensibly to the national economic downturn than builders in many other markets in the U.S. As a result, this market took its dip later into the recession than most, never sank as deeply, and likely will be among the first markets to emerge. For more details go to:

Amid difficult economic times for the residential construction industry, the HBA made adjustments in format and marketing strategy for its annual Home Remodeling Expo. The results were stronger vendor participation and evaluations, and the show’s largest consumer attendance since 2007. The HBA’s 2011 Home Remodeling Expo is scheduled for October 14-16, and limited vendor space is still available.

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HBA Housing News Quarterly Fall 2011  

HBA Housing News Quarterly Fall 2011 for the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield. News, photos, web links and information for H...