Why Join HBAWS?

Why Join HBAWS?

Why Join, Home Builders Association of W-S?

 Three-in-One Membership, NAHB, NCHBA, HBAWS

MARKETING – We help you sell.

Sponsors Club – promoted via eNews, website and printed Membership Directory

Triad Home & Garden Show, Spring Parade of Homes & Fall Parade of Homes

Food Trucks Blitz

Jazz Tastings, an NC BUILD PAC event

Advertising in Membership Directory

 

NETWORKING – We help you meet others.

Membership Socials and Meetings

Printed and online Membership Directory

Golf Tournament

Food Trucks Blitz

Remodelers Council: Meetings and Socials

Sporting Clays

Jazz Tastings, an NC BUILD PAC event

 

REPRESENTATION – We are on your side.

Local Building Industry Advocate via Government Affairs Director

BUILD PAC – NAHB & NCHBA lobbyists for industry

Jazz Tastings, an NC BUILD PAC event

 

SERVICES – We help you get covered.

Workers’ Compensation through Builders Mutual Insurance Co.

BBB Care® program for resolving consumer complaints

Homeowner Handbook & Limited Written Warranty Program


INFORMATION – We keep you informed.

HBAWS Weekly eNews

HBAWS Members Only facebook page

HBAWS website

Event Websites: THGS, FPH, SPH

NCHBA Builder newsletter and website

NAHB Builder Magazine and website

 

EDUCATION – We help you know how.

HBAWS, NCHBA & NAHB Continuing Education

N.C. Builders Institute – offers continuing education credits

NCHBA 21st Century Building Expo & STARS Awards

NAHB International Builders’ Show – the nation’s largest trade show

NAHB Designation programs and Webinars
HBAWS CE Blitz

Benny Otto Copple, Jr., 10/30/34 to 9/3/2019

Details about Service

Benny Otto Copple Jr., 84, of Winston-Salem passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Trellis Supportive Care. He was born on October 30, 1934 in Forsyth County to B.O. Copple Sr. and Dorothy Conrad. He graduated from Gray High School in 1954 and High Point University in 1958 with a B.S. Degree.

After serving in the Army National Guard, he began a career as a general contractor and worked with his uncle, Jack Conrad, as Conrad & Copple Inc., for forty years. Later, he joined West End Construction. After retirement, he worked part-time for Poindexter Lumber Company.

A past president and longtime member of the  Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem, he earned Professional Designations as Certified Graduate Remodeler and was a graduate of the National Association of Home Builders Institute at NC State.

He was an avid sports fan and participant, loved fast pitch softball, golf and bass fishing.

Benny was a member of Grace Baptist Church and served as a trustee.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jane Rierson; two daughters, Jenny Popp (husband Greg) and Lori Pardue, one granddaughter, Casey Pardue; and a brother, Ernest Copple (wife Pat).

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church on Peters Creek Parkway. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:45 pm prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Business Foundations for the Construction Industry

Join Us for a Complimentary Educational Workshop:

Business Foundations for the Construction Industry


Thursday, August 8 from 3 – 5pm, at HBAWS


Organize the Chaos and Grow Your Business!


Business Foundations for the Construction Industry is a complimentary workshop that focuses specifically on bringing value and education to the building industry. Join other growth-minded business owners to learn and network.

The workshop will cover these key areas:
• How to Build an Effective Online Marketing Strategy for Your Business
• Managing Your Business by the Numbers
• The Key to Managing Risk. ”If You Keep One Eye On the Boogie Man, It’s Less Likely He Will Sneak Up on You.”
• The 4 Pillars Of Building and Scaling a Successful Business. You Can COMMAND the Profitability You Desire!


A FREE event of the Associate Members Committee. All HBAWS members invited to attend! 
Seating is limited, RSVP beverly@hbaws.org or call (336) 464.8001.


Workshop brought to you by Neail Brown Creative Group and The Winston Syndicate, a collaborative of professional business strategic partners with the mission to enhance businesses and community by leveraging experience, talent, skills, and connections.

A Baby Boomers’ Guide to Aging in Place

A Baby Boomers’ Guide to Aging in Place
Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem

If you’re one of the millions of American baby boomers approaching their 70s, you may be asking if now is an opportunity to move and downsize to a smaller, more manageable home, or to stay put in your current home and repurpose any extra space vacated by adult children.

The answer depends on your unique circumstances, of course. But for those who decide to stay put — at least for the time being — now is a great time to begin considering which, if any, modifications your home may require to better suit your needs and ensure your safety as you get older.

Rather than waiting until an incident occurs, be proactive about making alterations to your home that will help you avoid potential injury. Likewise, take advantage of a broad spectrum of new technologies that can make your home easier to manage and provide an extra layer of security.

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are planning to “age in place.”

Prioritize Your Wish List

Take a good look at the rooms in your house to determine which ones fit your new lifestyle and which ones need some work. Some areas of the home might only need minor changes. Others might need to be repurposed altogether. Take the time to create a general plan and prioritize the items on your list.

Focus on Improving Livability

Many empty nesters hire expert remodelers to adapt their home to make it easier to maintain. Stairs can sometimes become a problem, but moving the master bedroom and the laundry room to the ground floor can be part of a solution. Doing so can give homeowners many more years in the home they love without a sense of urgency to move to a single-story home. Building professionals who have earned the National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation have received training on how to build or renovate a home so that the occupants can live in it safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of their age.

Make Use of Technology

Everywhere you look these days, there is new technology. Why not put it to use in your house? Motion sensor light switches can illuminate a room as soon as you enter. They can also be connected with a home security and monitoring system, and could be configured to send help in the event of a fall or other accident. A smart refrigerator will notify you when you’re out of milk, or better yet, place an order to be delivered by your local grocer. A front door camera and microphone will allow you to see who is on your porch, even if you’re not there. If you can dream it up, there is likely a technology solution out there for it.

Expand Your Space

Depending on the age of your home, you may find that, for example, your master bedroom or bath is too small for comfort. Look for opportunities to expand those rooms into adjacent, unused or underutilized spaces. A remodeling professional is the best person to help you determine what your options are to build your dream master bathroom or bedroom. They can also help you find ways to create a more open floorplan that is easier to navigate for those with mobility concerns. Incorporating these changes will not only create a home that suits a changing lifestyle, they also may increase the value of your home when you eventually decide it’s time sell.

For more information on the most effective ways for empty nesters to remodel their home, contact Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem or visit www.hbaws.net.

New Trends in Outdoor Furniture and Fabrics

National Homeownership Month
Made to Last: New Trends in Outdoor Furniture and Fabrics
Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem

Creating outdoor rooms remains a popular design trend with homeowners across the country. It’s a simple, budget-friendly way to increase your home’s square footage and to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you have a large patio or a small porch, your outdoor room can easily reflect your style and become a treasured gathering spot in your home.

Yet, many homeowners quickly become frustrated when the beautiful furniture and fabrics they select do not survive the outdoor elements. Fortunately, manufacturers are now creating more durable outdoor furnishings to help your decorating dollars go even further.

Outdoor fabric companies, such as Sunbrella and Perennials, offer expanded lines of sun- and weather-resistant products that are made to withstand harsh weather. These resilient fabrics are low-maintenance and can easily be cleaned by hand. Despite the increased durability of these fabrics, they remain soft and comfortable for everyday use.

Retailers also are responding to the popularity of outdoor rooms by increasing their inventory of indoor/outdoor rugs, weatherproof cushions and fabrics, and all-weather furniture. Residential architect Amy Stacy, owner of Stacy Studio in Silver Spring, Md., has noticed the difference. “Even last summer, big-box stores may have only had three or four color choices for outdoor cushions. Now, you can choose from a wide variety of durable solids, patterns, florals, and stripes, both online and at all of the major home retailers,” Stacy said.

Homeowners also want to spend more time enjoying their outdoor space and less time maintaining it. “Screened-in porches are hot right now,” according to Stacy. “Home owners are looking for low-maintenance options and decks require a lot of upkeep.”

Not surprisingly, today’s screened porches reflect the growing trend of creating outdoor spaces with indoor amenities. Stacy says her clients are requesting fireplaces and other features – such as finished wood floors – to help their screened porches feel like luxurious indoor spaces. Other homeowners are adding kitchens to their screened porches, allowing them to more easily cook outdoors year-round.

Easy Maintenance Tips

After you’ve furnished and decorated your outdoor space, be sure to follow a few simple tips to ensure that you can enjoy it for years to come.

  • Protect outdoor furniture with weatherproof covers during the times of year when it’s not in use. Or, bring smaller furniture items inside.
  • Store cushions in weatherproof containers during winter weather – or if a big storm is on the way.
  • Spot clean spoils or spills on outdoor fabric right away to prevent the growth of mildew. Use a mild, bleach-free soap-and-water solution and rub gently with a cloth or sponge.
  • Always air-dry outdoor fabrics, which generally are made of synthetic materials. Never dry clean or tumble-dry these fabrics – or the protective finish will begin to erode.

For more information about creating and maintaining outdoor rooms in the Triad area contact Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem.

Trend Alert: Wet Rooms are Today’s Choice for Beautiful Bathrooms

Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem

Trend Alert: Wet Rooms Are Today’s Choice for Beautiful, Usable Bathrooms

Inviting, accommodating and a feast for the eyes—wet rooms are showing up in more and more homes and wowing visitors at new-home showcases. Wet rooms—essentially open-concept or barrier-free bathrooms—are tiled continuously from floor to ceiling and across the floor surface, giving a sleek, unified appearance. The shower is open to the room or enclosed in clear glass, and has no raised threshold to step over. Sinks, countertops and vanities mounted to the walls hover above the unbroken plane of the floor.

The wet room’s uninterrupted sight lines give a feeling of space to even a relatively small room. The continuous floor surface makes for easy cleanup and allows people in wheelchairs or with restricted mobility to move freely.

Here are a few things to consider when designing your wet room:

Express Yourself

The open spaces and abundance of tile that define a wet room invite you to splash on your own creative look.

Whether you choose soothing earth tones and textures, cool minimalist grays, whites and blacks, or whimsical colors and patterns, the wet room creates an eye-catching display.

 

Curbless Shower

Because the entire room is waterproof, your curbless shower also can be completely open to the room, with no enclosure at all. Just be sure there’s enough space to place the toilet and sink where they won’t get splashed by spray from the shower.

Glass enclosures with seamless glass doors are another popular option. They’ll contain water on all sides without impeding the view.

Or sometimes simply a slab partition between the shower and the toilet will do the trick, leaving the front of the shower open to the rest of the room. The slab may be a foot or two short of the ceiling and face the doorway to minimize its effect on the visual flow.

Threshold drains—or grates that are flush with the tile floor—may define the edge of the shower area without interrupting the floor’s flow. Some drains even glow from within, using interior colored or white LED lighting for an extra flair and to help orient a person under the shower’s spray.

Another popular option is adding a place to sit in the shower. A built-in slate ledge, matching or contrasting with the wall tile, a wall-mounted drop-down bench in bamboo or a free-standing teak stool is a handy feature for anyone and contributes to the overall design.

 

Fixtures

Floating vanities, attached to the wall without legs, and floating countertops look great with today’s vessel sinks and minimalist faucets.

In addition to their sleek look, these features also provide sink access for anyone in a wheel chair. Drawers or shelves attached underneath or on each side of the sink provide storage.

 

Professional Installation

To be sure your wet room keeps the water where it’s supposed to be, it’s important that everything be installed just right, and that might require a professional.

Floor grading is key—constructed to slope gently and almost imperceptibly, but effectively, toward drains. Tile must be properly installed and sealed to prevent leaks.

Once it’s done right, your wet room will be easy to use, to clean and to enjoy—a lovely oasis in your home.

 

For more information or to find a contractor or remodeler to help you create your wet room, contact Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem or www.hbaws.net.

Meetings, Events, Socials

2019 Meetings, Events & Socials

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

AUGUST

August 6 – Professional Women in Building, 5:30pm
August 7 – Spike Meeting, W-S Foundation Rooftop, 11:30am
August 8 – AMC  / Business Foundations for the Construction Industry, 3 – 5pm at HBAWS (FREE to ALL members)
August 13 – Remodelers Council Summer Social
August 14 – JLC at HBAWS
August 15 – Education Committee
August 16 – Fall Parade Early Bird Deadline
August 16 – Career Technical Education Committee Meeting, Forsyth Tech, Snyder Hall, 10:30am
August 20 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meeting
August 21 – Fall Parade Committee Planning Meeting, HBAWS, 10 – 11am
August 22 – Quickbooks CE – Piedmont Natural Gas– 8 hour class

SEPTEMBER

September 2 – Labor Day Holiday – HBAWS Office Closed
September 3 – Professional Women in Building
September 5 – Joint AMC/Spike/New Member Connect, Kitchen Vision, 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 – Jazz Tastings – an NC BUILD PAC event, Warehouse on Ivy, 5 – 8pm, sponsor: Amanzi Marble & Granite

OCTOBER

October – No AMC – Attend Fall Parade of Homes events
October 1 – Builder Committee, 11:45am, HBAWS

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!] 
   Exclusive Event Sponsor: Builders FirstSource   Co-Sponsor: Marsh Kitchens
Event Sponsors: Amanzi Marble & Granite, McCullough Tile
Table Sponsors: Arden Group, LLC, Bloomday Granite & Marble, Plyler Supply Co., Inc.

October 17 – Fall Parade Breakfast
October 22 – Finance Committee, Executive Board & Board Meetings
October 29 – Professional Women in Building

NOVEMBER

November 1 – Fall Sporting Clay Tournament, Hunting Creek Preserves
November 6 – Spike Meeting, HBAWS, 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
November 21 – Education Committee
November 28, 29 – Thanksgiving Holidays – Office Closed

DECEMBER

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 12 – 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

2020

January

January 1 – New Year’s Holiday – HBAWS Office Closed

February

February 22, 23, 2020 – Triad Home & Garden Show

Fall Parade Association House

Fall Parade Association House

Fall Parade Association House Builder:
Wishon & Carter Builders, Inc.

We are pleased to formally announce our 2019 Fall Parade Association House builder is: Wishon & Carter Builders, Inc.

The location is: 5811 Zinfandel Street, The Arbors at Meadowlark

  • Wishon & Carter Builders understands the changing needs of the modern family, this home will prove timeless and exceptional. Low maintenance exterior with Tennessee Field Stone and Cementous siding, rocking chair front porch , private porch off the master suite. The interior has an open floor plan, main level master suite , main level guest room, flex space for office or library, spacious bedrooms and upper level playroom and game room. This is a wonderful time to purchase and customize!
  • Builder Contacts: Ted Baity 336.469.0507 or Randy Trinkle, 336.469.0508

If you have any questions about this project or interest in building the 2020 Fall Parade Association House, contact Darlene Saunders at HBAWS, 336.464.8000.

Open Floor Plans – Top Pick for Consumers

Open Floor Plans – Top Pick for Consumers

National Homeownership Month
Open Floor Plans Remain a Top Pick for Consumers
Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem

Whether looking for a new home or revamping a current residence, home owners continue to be drawn to the feelings of spaciousness, easy flow and welcoming togetherness evoked by an open floor plan.

Pioneered in the early 20th century, open floor plans remain popular today, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders. The survey found that 70 percent of buyers want a kitchen-family room area that is either completely or partially open, with 32 percent wanting it completely open.

And owners of existing homes are choosing to open things up, too. Remodelers reported that 40 percent of their projects involve opening existing homes’ main floors by removing interior walls entirely or by using countertops, cut-throughs or archways, rather than full walls, to define separate areas in a more open way.

Main floors with few or no interior walls between areas for cooking, eating, relaxing and entertaining allow cooks to chat with family members or guests, provide easy flow for entertaining and enable parents to keep an eye on children from different areas.

Open floor plans not only maximize space and flow, they optimize natural light. Windows serve more than their immediate area, illuminating the entire space.

With the increasing focus on accessible design, open floor plans meet another of today’s needs— with fewer doorways, they are easier to navigate in a wheelchair or with a stroller.

To find a builder or remodeler visit: http://www.hbaws.net or visit nahb.org.

Perfect Getaway with a She Shed

Perfect Getaway with a She Shed

National Homeownership Month
Create the Perfect Getaway with a She Shed
Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem

We’ve all heard about the growing prevalence of man caves for years, but get ready for a lot more buzz about “she sheds.” A she shed is a free standing building in your home’s backyard – a space where a woman can go to invest time in her hobbies, get some work done, or just relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the home. Sound like a great project to take on? Here are some of the most popular uses for she sheds:

Art and Crafting Studio

The she shed gives you a great opportunity to invest more time and intention in your passions. If you’re an artist, whether professionally or as a hobby, create a space dedicated to your craft. To make the space work, invest in some storage solutions to organize all of your crafting supplies, or finally get that easel you’ve been wanting but didn’t have space for in the main house. If you’re a photographer, you can even look into turning your she shed into a darkroom or photography studio.

 Outdoor Seating

Think about adding a bench or a small table and a couple of chairs in front of your she shed so you can sit with a friend and enjoy some beautiful weather with your favorite beverage. It’ll feel like you’re at a chic cafe but in the comfort of your own backyard. Don’t forget to make sure the furniture and fabrics are weatherproof so you won’t have to worry about dragging it inside whenever it rains or snows.

 Reading Nook

Consider making your she shed a screen-free space. You don’t want to risk it becoming just another place where you go to zone out and stare at the TV. Instead, opt for a dedicated reading space. You can go with a classic window nook, or get a stylish day bed and cover it in throw pillows. Who knows, you might even use it as a place to sneak in an afternoon nap. Finish it off with a free-standing bookcase or mount some quick and easy shelves on the wall to hold all those books you’ve been wanting to read.

Exercise or Office Space

If your passion is yoga, pilates, or weight lifting, you can turn your she shed into a space where you can blast your favorite music in a dedicated work-out space. Or, if you’re looking for a place to hunker down and focus on work, your she shed could become an office where you can go to write, brainstorm, make phone calls, or whatever else your professional life requires.

At the end of the day, your special space should be a reflection of you – a place where you love to spend time, whether it’s relaxing, creating, or getting work done. Have fun with it and make it into something that enhances your life.

To find a professional who can help you create your perfect she shed, contact Home Builders Association of  Winston-Salem 336.768.5942.