Membership Social – April 30

Join us April 30 on the Lawn at HBAWS
for the April Membership Social
Sponsored by BMC

Networking with Friends, Music by Josh Tenery Music
 and delicious food by KevMark Catering Services

Thai Chile Meatballs – – Chicken Salad Sliders
Tortilla Chips with 2 Salsas and Guacamole
Veggie Tray with Creamy Ranch Dip
Baked Uncle Chris’ Pimento Cheese with Pita Chips
AND – – Kevin’s Famous Brownies

Meetings, Events, Socials

2019 Meetings, Events & Socials

last update 4/18/19

– 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

2019 HBAWS Meetings & Events

April 15 thru October 31 – Muddy Boots New Member Referral Campaign

April 22 – Easter Holiday – HBAWS Office Closed
April 23 – Spring Parade tabs delivered by Journal
April 24 – Spring Parade Sign Pick-up Day
April 26 – Social Committee Meeting 10:30am
April 27, 28 – Spring Parade, sponsors: Smith Phillips Building Supply | Allegacy Federal Credit Union
April 30 – Membership Social, sponsored by BMC

May 1 – Spike Meeting, HBAWS, 11:30am
May 2 – Parade Breakfast sponsors Smith Phillips Building Supply | Allegacy Federal Credit Union
May 4, 5 – Spring Parade, sponsors: Smith Phillips Building Supply | Allegacy Federal Credit Union
May 7 – Builder Committee, 11:45am, HBAWS
May 7 – Professional Women in Building
May 8 – JLC at HBAWS

May 8 – Legislative Days Orientation, 1pm, HBAWS
May 9 – AMC Meeting, Incendiary Brewing, 4 – 5pm
May 14 – Remodelers Council Meeting, Masonic Center
May 21, 22 – NCHBA 2nd Quarter Mtgs & Legislative Days, Raleigh
May 23 – Spring Golf Tournament, Salem Glen, sponsor: Builders FirstSource
May 27 – Memorial Day – HBAWS Office Closed
May 28 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meetings

June 4 – Builder Committee, 11:45am, HBAWS
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, 3:30pm, HBAWS
July 4 – Independence Day Holiday – HBAWS Office Closed

August 6 – Builder Committee, 11:45am, HBAWS
August 6 – Professional Women in Building
August 7 – Spike Meeting, HBAWS, 11:30am
August 8 – AMC Meeting, HBAWS, 4 – 5pm
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, 11:45am, HBAWS
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, 11:45am, HBAWS
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 3 – Pints & Politics
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 12, 13 and 19, 20 – Fall Parade of Homes, sponsor: BB&T
October 15 – 60th Anniversary & GHA Celebration [Bridger Field House / Embers!]
October 17 – Fall Parade Breakfast
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, 11:45am, HBAWS
December 3 – Professional Women in Building Christmas Social
December 4 – JLC at HBAWS
December 6 – New Board Orientation,10am, HBAWS
December 10 – Remodelers Council Christmas Social
December 11 – NCHBA 4th Quarter Meetings and Board Installation, Pinehurst
December 13 – Joint AMC/Spike Christmas Brunch, 11am, W-S Foundation Rooftop
December 17 – Board Planning Retreat, 8 – 3:30pm, Piedmont Natural Gas
December 17 – Board Christmas Social, 4 – 5, Piedmont Natural Gas
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 

HBA Legislative Days are May 21-22!

Travel with us to Raleigh to visit with our legislators! Meetings with legislators will take place in the morning on the 22nd  from about 9-12:45.

  • Troi will host a Legislative Days information session at the HBA on May 8 at 1 PM to go over potential talking points and the legislators we’ll be visiting with. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Chair of WS/FC Planning Board Resigns:

Due to health concerns, the chair of the City-County Planning Board, Arnold King, has resigned. Vice Chair Chris Leak will fill in as Chair until the Board elects a new Chair. King’s resignation has also created a vacancy in the Planning Board. If you are a Forsyth County resident that lives outside of Winston-Salem city limits and you are interested in serving, please call Troi at 336-491-1316.

Proposed Changes to Forsyth County Board of Education:

Representative Debra Conrad (a former Forsyth County Commissioner) and Representative Donny Lambeth (a former WS/FC Board of Education member) were primary sponsors of a bill that would change Forsyth County BOE elections.  HB90 would stagger the terms of school board members. Currently, all members of the Board of Education are up for reelection every 4 years (2 seats for District 1, 4 seats for District 2, and 3 At-Large seats). If HB90 is passed, an election would occur as planned in 2022, with all 9 seats up for reelection. In 2024, however, the District 2 seats would be up for reelection. Then, in 2026, the District 1 and At-Large seats would be up. Conrad and Lambeth also sponsored a bill that would require any changes to the WS/FCS school assignment policy to be approved by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.

Proposed Changes to City of Winston-Salem Wards:

HB519, also sponsored by Representatives Conrad and Lambeth, would change Winston-Salem Wards from 8 distinct wards to 5 wards with 3 at-large seats. The bill also gives the Mayor voting privileges in Council business (other than when there is a tie, which is the current procedure). HB519 would shorten terms for Councilmembers and the Mayor to 2 years each. HB509, filed by Representative Derwin Montgomery, would extend the terms of City Council and Mayor to 2022 to bump City elections off of presidential years. Due to the overlap in content of these bills, a compromise version will have to be made.

System Development Fees: Another exploratory meeting is scheduled for April 18 at 1 PM. If you would like to attend, please contact Troi for more information ( If you are having trouble getting water meters, please send Troi the addresses being affected.

Sewer Tie-In Update:

As of today, for existing lines, plumbers will be allowed to tie-in at 5 feet below grade, but no higher. The Inspections Department will not approve a tie-in at higher than 5 feet. The Utility and Inspections Department are working on revising the spec documents with a new accepted tie-in method. More to come after a scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 10.

New Water and Sewer Connections:

WS/FC Utilities Field Operations have suspended installation of new water and sewer connections by Utilities Field Operations. The Utility has requested all new water and sewer connection requests to be directed to licensed utility contractors. Any connections sold prior to January 1, 2019 will be honored.

“Missing Middle” Housing Presentation: On May 21st at 5:30 PM, the City of WS will be hosting a presentation about the “missing middle” in housing. Councilmember Jeff MacIntosh has asked for our support at this meeting. I’ll be in Raleigh with the HBA for Legislative Days, but we need some members to attend this presentation. More information to come. Click here for more information.

Construction Career Days: Save the date for 2019 Construction Career Days- November 5&6. The Chamber’s Construction Career Days event puts high school students on the path to rewarding career opportunities by showing them the latest equipment and innovations in the skilled trades while they explore an interactive environment and meet employers. I am working on a grant for this event so the HBA/WSRAR can partner with the Chamber. If you would like to be an exhibitor, click here.

Pints and Politics:

WSRAR & HBAWS are seeking sponsors for our annual mixer with elected officials and staff.

Pints and Politics is an event designed to get REALTORS®, Builders, and various real estate professionals face-to-face with elected officials and staff to discuss issues pertinent to our industry. The event primarily consists of mingling, but features a brief keynote speaker to introduce topics pertinent to the event. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact Troi!

Troi Bachmann | Local Government Affairs Director, NC REALTORS®
Mail:  4511 Weybridge Ln | Greensboro, NC 27407
Telephone: Office 336.808.4233 | Mobile 336.491.1316

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