BUILDER BOARD MEMBERS
ASSOCIATE BOARD MEMBERS
LUNCH IS ON US!
ADAMS OLD CASTLE INVITES YOU TO THE
HBA SPARTANBURG AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MEETING
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14
11:30 A.M. FUDDRUCKERS
Details on the website
NAHB Files Amicus Brief in 'Takings' Case
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have each passed their own versions of the farm bill. The two cham- bers will soon be going to conference to hammer out a final bill.
NAHB is generally more sup- portive of the House-passed legislation, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2), in part because it includes forest management reforms needed to resolve lumber supply problems. The House measure would also repeal the Obama administration’s waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
Leaders of the systems-built housing industry are gathering in Knoxville, Tenn., this fall for the Building Systems Housing Summit.
The only national conference for the entire offsite construction community, the summit caters to builders, manufacturers and suppliers of modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber frame homes.
The conference takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at the Hilton Knoxville.
Farm Bill Going
The Trump administration in June issued a final rule on association health plans (AHPs) that will help small businesses, including home building firms and local HBAs, rein in health care costs and provide better health coverage for workers.
NAHB has been a proponent of AHPs, which enable small businesses to pool together to purchase health insur- ance plans for employees.
The rule will give small busi- nesses access to better health care plans.
AHP Rule Will Help Small Businesses
Regulation imposed by all levels of government accounts for an average of more than 32% of multifamily develop- ment costs, according to new research by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). In fact, in a quarter of cases, that number can reach as high as 42.6%.
Apartment and condo development can be subject to a significant array of regulatory costs, including a broad range of fees, standards and other requirements imposed at different stages of the development and construction process. The joint research effort surveyed NAHB and NMHC members to quantify the regulatory burden and its costs. It is the first research done to analyze the impact of such regulation on multifamily housing.
Regulation Is 32% of Multifamily Development Cost
Register Now for Systems-Built Summit
NAHB recently submitted an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case that may have a pro- found effect on land use law.
This fall, the court will hear arguments in Knick v. Township of Scott, a case that has major implications for Fifth Amendment “takings” claims. The takings clause provides a guarantee that property owners will be paid “just compensation” when the government takes property for a public use.
The case will address “Williamson County," a 1985 Supreme Court decision that requires property owners to jump through a number of legal hoops before bringing a takings claim in federal court.
NAHB has called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide a safe harbor for anxious home builders and other small businesses that pay estimated quarterly taxes but don’t yet know how recent tax reform legislation will be implemented – and thus may underpay.
In a letter sent June 7 to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, NAHB acknowledged that the wide scope of the new tax law means the IRS will need more time to produce regulatory guidance. The letter said business owners need reassurance that good-faith estimates won’t result in fines.
Specifically, NAHB wants the IRS to provide safe harbors when:
• Underpayment is a direct or indirect
result of changes to the law.
• The taxpayer has made a good-faith
effort to calculate and pay their
• There was insufficient IRS guidance to
calculate tax liability.
Employers Must Use New I-9 Form
NAHB Student Chapter Partners with Local Firm to Win 'Race to Zero'
Entries Being Accepted for NAHB Awards
Entries are now being accepted for great NAHB awards in three broad categories.
The NAHB Associate Members Committee has opened the application and nomination process for four prestigious awards given annually to both Associate and Builder members for their service to the industry. The deadline for award applications and nominations is Sept. 30.
The NAHB Sustainability and Green Building Subcommittee has opened the application and nomination process for the 2018 NAHB Best in Green (BIG) Awards. The deadline is Aug. 24.
The NAHB Building Systems Councils has opened the application and nomination process for the 2019 BSC Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design and the BSC Specialty Awards. The awards recognize the best in modular, panelized, concrete, log, and timber frame home design and marketing. The deadline for applications and nominations is Aug. 25.
NAHB Calls for Tax Safe Harbor
The NAHB Student Chapter program from Pennsylvania State University took first place in the Suburban Single Family category of the 2018 Race to Zero Competition.
Run by the Department of Energy, this competition challenges students to design cost-effective, zero-energy ready homes. NAHB is a program sponsor.
The winning Penn State team partnered with a local production home builder, NAHB member S&A Homes in State College, on the single-family design. The two groups met on several occasions as the project came together. S&A Homes shared its best-selling models and a lot of helpful, real-world advice about residential construction.
“The building firm had specific needs,” said Sarah Klinetob Lowe, a housing systems specialist and faculty member at Penn State. “They emphasized that building materials needed to be very readily available, and this made students think carefully about their material choice.”
She added that students were encouraged to design the house with simplicity in mind, and that “communication with subcontractors would make or break a systems choice.”
In today’s world of rapidly increasing building material costs, perhaps the most important lesson the students learned was sticking to a budget.
We are planning for Fall meetings. Please let us know if you would like to host or sponsor a meeting
HBA office will be
operating on abbreviated Summer schedule through Aug. 10
Detailed event information
can be found at:
Monday, August 6, 2018
HBA Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
HBA General Membership Mting
Adams Old Castle
Monday, September 3, 2018
HBA Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 9
Table Top Night
SPOTING CLAYS COMING
COMING IN NOV.
Detailed Event information
can be found at:
NAHB, Builder Win Clean Water Act Court Case
Sharing housing with roommates, housemates and other non-relatives is rising in popularity among young adults, according to new research from NAHB. While only 4% percent of young adults ages 25 to 34 shared housing in 1990, that segment increased to 7.5% in 2016.
At the same time, increasing numbers of young adults now choose to live with their parents or in-laws. Moreover,
a rising portion of young adults (5.2% in 2016 versus 3% in 1990) choose to live with relatives other than parents. As a result, more than 15 million young adults ages 25-34 now live with parents or other relatives, or share housing with non-relatives. That’s roughly one in three young adults.
The share of young adults living with parents or other relatives remained relatively stable from 1990 to 2000, fluctuating around 15%.
The persistent and rising trend emerged a few years later. By 2006, 19% of young adults ages 25 to 34 lived with their parents or rela- tives. The trend continued its steady climb through the housing bust – an economic downturn characterized by declining home values – and showed no sign of reversing even as an economic recovery took place.
By 2016, the share of young adults ages 25 to 34 living with parents or relatives exceeded 26%. Out of these, more than 21%, or 9.4 million, lived in the homes of their parents or in-laws and an additional 5.2% (2.3 million) lived with other relatives.
More Young Adults Are Sharing Housing
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in June sided with an NAHB member engaged in a decade-long legal battle in a case supported by NAHB’s Legal Action Fund – Orchard Hill Building Company v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Ultimately, the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of Orchard Hill, holding that the Corps had failed to prove the wetlands at issue had a significant nexus to any truly navigable water.
HBA WELCOMES THESE NEW MEMBERS
Marshall Seay, Seay Construction
Rebecca Johnson, Johnson Homes, LLC, Mortgages
Charlie Kilby, Wilco Construction, LLC. Grading and Clearing
Jeremy Eaton, Upstate Audio Visual, LLC
Doug Ellington, Fireside Hearth and Home
Aaron Aho, Capital Waste
HBA THANKS THESE MEMBERS FOR RENEWING
Manning Lynch, Manninng Lynch, Inc,
Phil Thompson, Phil Thompson Home Builder, Inc.
Daniel Gilfillan, Broad River Electric Cooperative
Roger Butler, Gwinn's Siding and Windows
Mark Autorino, Autorino Construction
Mike Bell, GBS Lumber
Gordon Brooks, Garage Door Servicing
Antonio Richardson, Piedmont Natural Gas
Bryan Pfaff, Column Crafters
A.R. Bunn, A.R. Bunn Construction Co.
Jeff Watson, Watson Appliance and Furniture Co.
Rob Rhodes, Greer CPW
Steve Carter, S.H. Carter Development , Inc.
Bryan Pfaff, Column Crafters
Ben Moseley, Heirloom Stair and Iron
Bryan Overcarsh, Freeman Gas
Bud Spaulding, Spaulding Quality Homes
Bob Burnett, Bob Burnett's Appliance and Bedding
Chad Bourguignon, All In One Home Products
Bill DeHass, Builders FirstSource
Slavik Cholak, Adrian B. Homes
Ty Cheek, Square One Construction
Phil Holt, HBS Foam Insulation
Rita Parker, Parker's Carpet One
Aron Goss, Spartanburg Herald Journal
MEMBER SAVINGS AND BENEFITS
HBA OF SC MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDING SNAZZY TRAVEL
341 East Kennedy Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302