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


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

It’s about time! NC Licensing Board Online

It’s about time! NC Licensing Board for GC’s announces

Contractors Licensing Central (NCCLiC) for online licensing

The NC Licensing Board for General Contractors is finally moving to an online license renewal system: It’s North Carolina Contractors Licensing Central or NCCLiC.

Log on now and establish your profile – it only takes a minute: It’s fast, easy and secure.

Visit to get started.

  1. CLiC the orange button
  2. CLiC to register your existing license number
  3. Enter the requested information:
  • your license number
  • a password of your choosing then confirm your password
  • an email address then confirm the email
  • tax ID for corporations/LLCs or Social Security number for sole proprietors
  1. CLiC “I agree” to confirm agreement with terms
  2. CLiC “register”
  3. Look for an email to confirm your account. Simply click the red button.

For the 2019 renewals, you’ll be able to use NCCLiC. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE MAILED.

Call us at 919-571-4183 if you have any questions or need assistance.



Licensed Contractors: What’s in a Name

CE Class – Licensed Contractors: What’s in a Name

HBAWS Education – Licensed Contractors: What’s in a Name

Date: Tuesday, April 24

Time: 11:30am

Location: HBAWS office

Event Description:

HBAWS CE – Licensed Contractors: What’s In a Name?
Presented by Frank Wiesner, Executive Director of the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

It matters how you conduct your business whether you are entering into contracts with customers, advertising, applying for permits and any other matter in which you are portraying yourself as an individual or corporate entity with intent to conduct business as a North Carolina Licensed General Contractor.  Nearly 30% of all HBA Builder Members are not operating in a 100% correct manner.  Be certain that you are!  Why does this matter?  More information from the NCLBGC below…

*2 General Continuing Education Credit available towards your HABWS required credits