April 2023
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Executive Officer Announcement
Thank you for being a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Spartanburg. We appreciate your support.

I wanted to let you know that I will be leaving HBA Spartanburg at the end of the month. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors are moving quickly to find my replacement. If you know any qualified individual that may be interested in the position, please have them send their resume to me at info@hbaspartanburg.com or they can find the job posting on Indeed by clicking here.

I have enjoyed working with you all. Thank you all for making me feel so welcome and appreciated. I look forward to seeing you at the April 19th Membership Meeting/Golf Tournament.

Lisia Amburn

May Is Home Remodeling Month
During National Home Remodeling Month each May, NAHB Remodelers implements a campaign to celebrate the remodeling industry, recognize the expertise of remodeling professionals and highlight the benefits of hiring a professional remodeler. Remodelers and local councils will find tools and tips to help create a campaign to promote the industry and local members, as well as tips for consumers. The promotional materials include sample social media posts, web banners, press releases, fact sheets and other consumer materials, as well as articles, op-eds, and fact sheets. These materials are easy to customize. 
Learn Strategies for Managing Mental Health
Construction workers are particularly susceptible to mental health issues and suicide – which is a silent killer in the industry. Although the most common mental health problems are anxiety and depression, other disorders such as Substance Misuse can be considered a mental health issue as well. When a worker is struggling to manage mental health issues, their safety and the safety of all those around them on the jobsite can be compromised. As a part of its ongoing initiative regarding members’ mental health and well-being, NAHB recently created a new video “toolbox talk” on mental health. English and Spanish versions of the video, along with a helpful handout, are available on the Mental Health Aware- ness webpage. For more information on opioid misuse, visit the resources on the Opioids in the Home Building Industry page. NAHB is also partnering with the North Carolina HBA (NCHBA) on a pilot program called “Blueprint for Worker Well-Being.” The goal of the program is to develop a strategic plan for mental health promotion and suicide prevention that can be replicated by other HBAs across the country. 
Markets In A Minute - A Short Overview

Here is a short overview of what's happening with rate movement, the economy and the housing market

Provided by: Gwen Cooper with Crescent Mortgage
New & Returning Members Last Month
New Members:

C&M Custom Homes, Carroll Bishop
Duke Energy Carolinas, Mark Clairmont
Holly Drive Properties, Roger Fisher
Sierra Pacific Mortgages, Wendy Moore
Souther Land Surveying, Brandon Souther

Renewing Members:
AR Bunn Construction, Allen Bunn
Bonham Insulating Company, Kevin Crowley
Century Concrete, Sammy Sanders
DLB Construction, Lee Bright
Gramling Brothers Surveying, Marion Gramling
Lawson Contracting & Construction, Bryan Lawson
Spartanburg Water System, Guy Boyle

Contact Changes:
Parks Auto, David Springer
Certainty Home Lending, Marina Blyakhman
Name Change:
Bradshaw Automotive is now Fred Anderson Chevy Buick GMC!
Helpful Links
Spartanburg Association of REALTORS®
Monthly Indicators for September CLICK HERE

Spartanburg County Information Building Codes Information
CLICK HERE for Building Codes Website
CLICK HERE to search for Permits

South Carolina Legislature
April Business Hours
The HBA Spartanburg Business Hours are open Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. However, the office may not be open even though business is being conducted (i.e. meetings, classes, remote work, etc.). If you plan to visit the office, please call us at 864-583-5471 so that we can ensure the office is open when you arrive.
The HBA office will be closed the following days:

April 7 & 10 Closed for Easter Holiday
April 19 - Spring Golf Tournament at Woodfin Ridge

The office may be closed at other times as needed. Please phone ahead if you plan to visit the office. Payments, Registration Forms, etc. may be dropped in the mail slot in the front door when the office is closed.