Meetings, Events, Socials

2019 Meetings, Events & Socials

– Builder’s Lunch Break and Learn — 1st Tuesday Monthly, 12:00pm
– Professional Women in Building — 1st Tuesday Monthly, 5:30pm
– Spike / Membership Committee —  1st Wednesday, call for times
– Remodelers Council —  2nd Tuesday Monthly, 6pm
– Associate Members Committee  —  2nd Thursday Monthly, 4 – 5pm
– Exec Board & Board Meetings — 3rd Tuesday Monthly

HBAWS – 2019 Meetings & Events- last update 2/25/19
March 5 – Professional Women in Building
March 6 – Committee Smash-up at HBAWS, 4:30 – 6pm – FREE EVENT!!!
Get to know your HBA/Get Connected – All members invited
March 12 – Remodelers Council Social, Five Points
March 13 – JLC at HBAWS
March 14 – ½ Day CE Blitz, Piedmont Natural Gas, 8am – 12pm
March 19 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meetings
March 21 – NCHBA Region 7 Meeting / Home Building First Tour, 3 – 4:30pm
March 26 – Membership Meeting, Masonic Center, sponsored by Pine Hall Brick
March 28, Spring Parade Committee Meeting, 9am
April 2 – Builder Committee
April 2 – Professional Women in Building
April 5 – Social Committee, 10:30am
April 9 – Remodelers Council, Masonic Center
April 10 – JLC at WSRAR
April 11 – Joint AMC/Spike/Member Connect, Fiddlin’ Fish, 3:30 – 5pm
April 16 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meetings
April 17 – Spring Parade Sign Assembly Day
April 22 – Easter Holiday – HBAWS Office Closed
April 24 – Spring Parade Sign Pick-up Day
April 27, 28 & May 4, 5 – Spring Parade of Homes, sponsored by
Smith Phillips Building Supply & Allegacy Federal Credit Union
April 30 – Membership Social, sponsored by BMC
May 1 – Spike Meeting, HBAWS, 11:30am
May 2, Spring Parade Breakfast sponsored by
Smith Phillips Building Supply & Allegacy Federal Credit Union
May 7 – Builder Committee
May 7 – Professional Women in Building
May 8 – JLC at HBAWS
May 9 – AMC Meeting, Incendiary Brewing, 4 – 5pm
May 14 – Remodelers Council Social, Five Points
May 21, 22 – NCHBA 2nd Quarter Mtgs & Legislative Days, Raleigh
May 23 – Spring Golf Tournament, Salem Glen
May 27 – Memorial Day – HBAWS Office Closed
May 28 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meetings
June 4 – Builder Committee
June 4 – Professional Women in Building
June – No Remodelers, No AMC, No Spike – attend Food Truck Blitz
June 6 – Food Truck Blitz sponsored by Ferguson Enterprises
June 12 – JLC at WSRAR
June 18 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meetings
June 20 – Education Committee
July – No HBAWS Meetings
July 4 – Independence Day Holiday – HBAWS Office Closed
August 6 – Builder Committee
August 6 – Professional Women in Building
August 7 – Spike Meeting, HBAWS, 11:30am
August 8 – AMC Meeting, HBAWS, 4 – 5pm
August 9 – Triad Home & Garden Show Members Only Booth Lottery, HBAWS
August 13 – Remodelers Council Summer Social, HBAWS
August 14 – JLC at HBAWS
August 15 – Education Committee
August 16 – Fall Parade Early Bird Deadline
August 20 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meetings
August 29 – Member Social & Cornhole Tournament, Location TBD
September 2 – Labor Day Holiday – HBAWS Office Closed
September 3 – Builder Committee
September 3 – Professional Women in Building
September 5 – Joint AMC/Spike/New Member Connect, WS Foundation Rooftop, 3:30 – 5pm
September 10 – NCHBA 3rd Quarter Meetings, Charlotte
September 10 – 12 – NCHBA 21st Century Expo – Charlotte
September 10 – Remodelers Council, Masonic Center
September 11 – JLC at WSRAR
September 17 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meetings
September 19 – Member Social / Fundraiser TBD: BUILD PAC
October – No AMC – Attend Fall Parade of Homes events
October 1 – Builder Committee
October 1 – Professional Women in Building
October 2 – Spike Meeting, HBAWS, 11:30am
October 2 – JLC at WSRAR
October 3 – Fall Parade Sign Assembly
October 8 – Fall Parade Sign Pick-up Day
October 8 – Remodelers Council, Masonic Center
October 9 – Fall Parade PreQualifying
October 10 – Fall Parade Judging
October 11 – Preview Night Cocktail Party, Association House, 5 – 7pm ? – sponsors needed
October 12, 13 and 19, 20 – Fall Parade of Homes, sponsored by BB&T
October 15 – 60th Anniversary & GHA Celebration [Bridger] sponsors needed
October 17 – Fall Parade Breakfast – sponsor needed
October 22 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meetings
November 1 – Fall Sporting Clay Tournament, Hunting Creek Preserves
November 6 – Spike Meeting, Location TBD, 3 – 5pm
November 7 – CE Blitz, Piedmont Natural Gas, 8am – 4:30pm
November 12 – Remodelers Council Chicken Stew, HBAWS
November 13 – JLC at HBAWS
November 14 – AMC Meeting, Marsh Kitchens, 4 – 5pm
November 19 – Membership Meeting & Board Installation, Masonic Center
November 21 – Education Committee
November 28, 29 – Thanksgiving Holidays – Office Closed
December 3 – Builder Committee
December 3 – Professional Women in Building Christmas Social
December 4 – NCHBA 4th Quarter Meetings and Board Installation, Pinehurst
December 6 – New Board Orientation, Location TBD, 10am
December 10 – Board Planning Retreat, 8 – 10am
December 10 – Board Christmas Social, 4 – 5
December 10 – Remodelers Council Christmas Social
December 11 – JLC at HBAWS
December 12, 4 – 5pm – Joint AMC/Spike Christmas Brunch – W-S Foundation Rooftop
December 24, 25 – Christmas Holidays – HBAWS Office Closed
December 31 – New Year’s Holiday – HBAWS Office Closed

Government Affairs Update

Troi Bachmann, Joint Government Affairs Director, HBAWS & WSRAR

Government Affairs Local Update 

From the Desk of Troi Bachmann
Joint Government Affairs Director 

Forsyth County Sewer Tie-Ins: An exploratory committee consisting of City-County Utility and Inspections staff, plumbers, utility contractors, and developers has been formed to find a solution to problematic sewer tie-ins across Forsyth County. If you would like to contribute, please contact Troi at

Forsyth County System Development Fees:

At the January 14 Utility Commission meeting, the Commissioners voted to delay implementation of System Development Fees until May 1, 2019. The fees will likely be rolled out at 50% from May to July, and then 100% starting July 1. At the last Quarterly Development Forum, the Utility raised the question of if the fees could be subsidized in some way based on cost of the home. Discussions are continuing on this topic.

Insurance Rate Increase:

In the last days of 2018, the North Carolina Rate Bureau presented a request to state Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to increase homeowners’ insurance rates an average of 17.4%. This is the second rate increase in two years. Any rate increase will negatively impact the state’s real estate industry as just a few percentage points increase in insurance rates can mean hundreds of dollars in additional costs borne by homeowners. Insurance Commissioner has set a hearing to examine the request for September 4, 2019.

SAVE THE DATE for NCHBA Legislative Days:

This year, NCHBA Legislative Meetings will occur May 21-22 in Raleigh, NC! Come advocate for your industry with your fellow HBA members from across the state.

  • HBAWS Legislative Day Information Session: Troi will host a brief information session about what to expect at Legislative Day on May 8 from 1 PM – 2 PM at the HBAWS Office. Come learn about your legislators and talking points for meetings!

Forsyth County UDO Update: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning will be working in the next year to make updates to the Unified Development Ordinances. These updates are intended to make the UDO more user-friendly.  You can find an initial draft of the Code Assessment here, and more information about the project here.

Forsyth County GeoData: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County are in the process of moving away from the old GeoData platform. GIS Information can now be found at

Work Ready Forsyth: Forsyth County has applied to become an ACT certified Work Ready Community, which is a program aimed at linking workforce development with education and providing for the unmet labor needs of local employers. The certification process is a two-part system: the first aims to have individuals receive National Career Readiness Credentials and demonstrate an aptitude for workplace skills, and the second part is to have businesses in the community recognize this is a credential that can be used in hiring practices. Find out more about the program here.

Troi Bachmann | Local Government Affairs Director NC REALTORS®

Mail:  4511 Weybridge Ln | Greensboro, NC 27407

Telephone: Office 336.808.4233 | Mobile 336.491.1316

Association House: Request for RFPs

January 21, 2019

Request for Builder and Lot Proposals for the construction of the

2019 Fall Parade of Homes Association Home

Dear Fellow Member,

It’s our 60th Anniversary and your HBA is ready to receive Builder and Lot proposals for the construction of the 2019 Fall Parade of Homes Association Home. This home will again be our association’s non-judged entry in the Fall Parade of Homes, to be held in early October.

From its inception in 1987, the annual construction of the Association Home has been an important activity for our HBA. This annual venture is a vital fund-raising project for the association and an excellent opportunity for members to showcase their goods and services.

The 2019 Fall Parade of Homes Association Home Advisory Committee has researched the market for single family housing and selected a price range and geographic area of our community for our 2018 Fall Parade of Homes Association Home:

  • Price Range: $500,000 – $800,000
  • Location: Winston-Salem and surrounding areas

Builder Proposals

All interested builders are invited to submit a proposal for the planning and construction of this home. All builder proposals will be evaluated based on the proven ability of the builder to complete homes on time, workmanship, cost-control and other criteria the committee may deem appropriate. The builder proposal may include a suggested lot and/or a total construction package, along with an estimated profit margin.

Lot Proposals

Interested members having lots to consider in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas are also invited to submit proposals. All lot proposals will be evaluated by our committee as to the characteristics and marketability of the lot.

  • Lots with public water are required.
  • Lots with public sewer are preferred.

Any lot offered should be submitted with a copy of the final plat as recorded and otherwise be ready for construction by March.


The Committee will meet and select a lot and builder by March 15th.

Please call Darlene Saunders at the HBA office, 336.768.5942 with your questions.

Why Build the 2019 Fall Parade of Homes Association Home?

  1. Benefits: Priceless exposure for you and your company to the home buying public and fellow HBA builder and associate members. Based on consumer interest in our previous association homes, the builder and subdivision selected for the 2019 Fall Parade of Homes Association Home will experience considerable consumer interest during 2019 and beyond. The home and builder will be featured in articles in the Winston-Salem Journal and in Forsyth Family magazine. In addition, from the date of selection until the end of that calendar year, the home and its builder along with projects subs and suppliers will be featured in the HBA enews and recognized on a banner at the Association House throughout the Parade.  Photos of the project program will be featured on social media and the HBA website.
  2. You can make a difference. Since 1987, this project has allowed this association to develop a solid financial foundation enabling it to become and remain a full-service, professional trade association serving the local housing industry.
  3. A great way to establish new relationships with subcontractors and suppliers. The associate members of our HBA like to be a part of the annual Parade of Homes Association Home project because of the exposure it grants them in the association and in the community. The builders of our 32 HBA homes have been delighted with the enthusiastic interest of their existing subcontractors and suppliers in this project. In addition, the builders have also benefited from the opportunity to meet and establish business relationships with new subs and suppliers.
  4. This home is entered in the Parade of Homes as an unjudged entry. Each year the builder of our HBA Parade of Homes home and their marketing team are delighted with the large volume of consumer traffic touring the association home during the two fall weekends of the Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes Association Home has been a consistent generator of high quality leads for its builder, marketing team and the neighborhood it is located in.

Call Don Hamrick, Custom Homes by Hamrick, at 336.345.8095 (Chairperson), HBAWS EVP Darlene Saunders, 336.464.8000, or Vicky Slate, Allegacy Federal Credit Union, 336.813.6249 to find out more about the 2019 Parade of Homes Association Home Project.


Don Hamrick, Chairperson                                                                       Darlene Saunders, Exec. Vice President

2019 Fall Association Home Advisory Committee                               Home Builders Association



Darlene Saunders

Executive Vice President

Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem
220 Charlois Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Telephone (336) 768-5942 / Direct: 336-464-8000 / eFax: (336) 550-4890


NAHB Member Advantage Update

$ave with the GM Fleet Private Offer for NAHB Members

NAHB Members are eligible for a Private Offer of up to $1,000 towards the purchase or lease of select new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles. General Motors Fleet is offering incentives on 2017-2018 Malibu midsize sedans, select Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups, and Express and Savana full-size vans. Fleet customers purchasing from dealer inventory can receive $500 in Fleet Cash1, which can be combined with the NAHB Private Offer, National Fleet Purchase Program for Stock Units (FQV) and Business Choice Offers on qualifying vehicles. Must take delivery by October 1, 2018.

Example offer for NAHB members who are business owners and purchasing a 2018 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van:
$1,000 Private Offer + $4,750 National Fleet Purchase Program + $1,200 Upfit Cash Allowance + $500 Fleet Cash = $7,450 Potential Value.

For Private offer details, visit

Find your local Chevrolet Business Elite dealer, visit

1Valid on 2017 and 2018 model year Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Colorado (excludes 2SA), GMC Canyon (excludes 2SA) and Chevrolet Malibu.
Only available to qualified non-CAP fleet customers who are purchasing vehicles from their dealer’s retail inventory. Take delivery by 10/1/2018. See dealer for complete details.

©2018 General Motors, LLC. All rights reserved. The marks appearing in this ad are the trademarks or service marks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.

Congrats Preston Harris – Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

Congrats to Preston Harris, who recently earned his Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Educational Designation

Preston Harris, General Contractor, Solid Foundation Construction

Winston-Salem – October 2018
Preston Harris, Solid Foundation Construction, is now one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as a General Contractor with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors.

The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and NAHB Research Center, created the CAPS program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry — home modifications for aging-in-place.

Preston began his business in the Spring of 2009. He established Solid Foundation Construction LLC in the Summer of 2011. Preston prides himself on his creative and pragmatic approach to his clients’ goals to improve and customize their homes.
Preston and his remodeling team believe in listening to and visioning with their clients. Turning houses into dream homes is the foundation of SFC’s work.

CAPS graduates include remodelers, builders, designers, architects, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably as they age.

In three days of coursework, the CAPS curriculum incorporates market demographics, communication techniques, marketing, common barriers and solutions, building codes and standards, product ideas and resources and business management. CAPS program graduates are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects.

“I look forward to helping homeowners in the Triad make the changes they need to enable them to live in their homes for a long, long time,” said Preston.

For additional information about the CAPS program, visit

Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund

Hurricane Florence left a wide path of destruction throughout the entire state and especially in central and eastern North Carolina.

In light of this disaster, the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. (NCHBECF) announced the establishment of the “Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund” to aid members of the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) in recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence.

Please donate now online with a credit card or send a check addressed to:

Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 99090
Raleigh, NC 27624

“Since rivers have yet to crest and flood waters recede, accurate damage estimates are not yet possible, however, we know our members in the affected areas have suffered greatly along with our fellow citizens,” said Gary Embler, NCHBECF Chairman. “We intend to help our members so they can in turn assist their neighbors.”

“The NCHBECF is a Sec. 501 (c)(3) entity conferring federal tax deductibility to donations,” said Mike Carpenter, NCHBA Executive Vice President. “I know our members will give generously in order to make the greatest impact possible.”

“As has always been the case in past natural disasters, home builders and tradespeople will be leading the way in rebuilding our state,” added current NCHBA President Alan Banks.


Give to NCHBA Hurricane Relief Fund