May 2023
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Executive Officer Announcement
Hello board & association members! I am so very excited about this opportunity to work for the Home Builders Association of Greater Spartanburg! There is a lot to learn but I am up for the challenge. What an honor it has been to meet those of you I have met thus far. You have offered warm welcomes, kindness, and peace of mind as I venture into my new journey with HBAGS. I am looking forwarding to my many new duties as your Executive Officer.

I look forward to working with you all!

Sarah McNeely

Thank you for being a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Spartanburg. We appreciate your support.

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. 
Member Perks
Did you know ?

NAHB Members Saved over $40,000,000 last year!

You Save, We Earn! Every time you use your membership to save, HBAGS earns a percentage of your total bill! See where you can save at If you are unsure of your PIN #, please reach out to Sarah and she can get it for you.

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:

Pearson Heating & Air, Jeffrey Pearson
Correll Insurance Group, Alex Farley
BH C.Dan Joyner, Jeffrey Parks

Renewing Members:

BH C.Dan Joyner, Giovanna Singh-Crocker (New Affiliate)
Southeastern Ins. Consultants, Steve Brown (New Affiliate)
DRS Custom Homes, Devon Stewart
Movement Mortgage, Mario Insabella
Builders Firstsource, Chris Bryant
Piedmont Construction, Jeff Smith
Bobcat of Spartanburg, Freddie Blanton
G.C.S. Inc, Craig Sim
Montgomery Development Group, John Montgomery
Freeman Gas, Bryan Overcarsh

Contact Changes: n/a
Helpful Links

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

South Carolina Legislature
May 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:

May 24-29

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.