The?13th Annual Lake Norman Home Builders Association – Best of the Lake Awards Gala?was held Friday, November?11th at?The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, NC.?WHB, INC.?was named?BEST IN SHOW?for?the Best Outdoor Living Project -?$301K-$500K. The Best of the Lake is an annual?competition sponsored by the Lake Norman Home Builders Association, the area’s preeminent professional association dedicated to the […]
The home building industry is made up mostly of entrepreneurial, family-owned businesses. Builders need to plan for the implications of a sale or transition of their businesses to the next generation of leadership. Succession planning allows owners to adequately leave their businesses to other family members. In the?Succession Transition: How to Plan for a Successful
There has been no shortage of discussion around the declining US labor force participation rate. After its peak of 67.3 percent in the early months of 2000, the rate declined steadily until the mid-2000s, then plummeted when the US Financial Crisis hit. As of June 2016, the rate stood at 62.7 percent of the civilian,
Christmas came early for Owen & Blake, these lucky little girls were the winners of this years Playhouse! Their dad, Joe Beane, bought the winning ticket.? He is the Production Manager for Beason Homes and is a member of the Lake Norman HBA! Thanks to everyone who participated in the Playhouse Project!
On Aug. 1, monetary penalties issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for regulation infractions?are slated to rise?by up to 150% depending on the type of violation. Last fall, the president signed a?budget bill that allowed the agency to enact?a catch-up adjustment and?raise fines annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development provide strong evidence that the costs of producing new housing are making it difficult to impossible to build homes for a significant part of the U.S. housing market. At the beginning of June, the Census Bureau traditionally releases data
As home builders, code officials and the rest of the industry looks at the current round of proposals for the 2018 editions of the International Code Council?s Residential, Energy Conservation, and Fire codes, there?s no time like the present to fight for sensible building practices. To help, we?ve created a?Top 40 document?that highlights those changes
At the March 10th Lake Norman HBA General Membership Meeting, 2016 President, Tom Lowrie, presented Tommy Chester, N.F. Woods High School Construction Trades teacher with a check for all the proceeds of the 2015 Playhouse Raffle. This year will be the 3rd year that Lake Norman HBA and N.F. Woods High School students in the
The annual NCHBA STARS Awards Gala was held in Charlotte on Wednesday, September 16th at the Charlotte Convention Center. The STARS awards program honors the achievements of the home building industry professionals from North Carolina and surrounding states. Winners received recognition in categories such as marketing and advertising, web design, sales/information center, landscape design, interior