Make Plans to Attend the HBAM State Convention
The HBAM State Convention will be held June 6-9, 2013 in Sandestin, Florida. The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has everything needed for an unforgettable meeting.
This meeting is the largest gathering of the building community each year. Registration forms will be available soon. Make plans to join us at one of the premier properties in the southeast.
All paid convention attendees will receive official Convention design tee shirt, tickets to the Welcome Party, Beachside Mixer, Hall of fame Banquet and After Party Dance with DRAW DOWN. The registration fee covers food, beverage and hotel fees for nightly events. Click here to register on-line.
Accommodations are at The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Indulge in the resort's many amenities including world class spa facilities, 6 restaurants, 4 championship golf courses, 15 tennis courts, 2 outdoor pools, indoor heated pool, game room, fitness center, and more!
Standard room rate is $299. This special rate is also available to members the 2 days prior to and after the convention. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel at 1-800-367-1271 or visit www.sandestinbeachhilton.com and use group code HBM.
For more information contact the HBAM office at 601-959-3446.
Click here to download the 2013 State Convention Sponsorship Opportunities Click here to download the 2013 State Convention Registration Form
Annual Home Builders Classic Golf Tournament
The annual golf tournament is held in conjunction with HBAM's State Convention and Education Conference Friday, June 8, 2013 at the Baytowne Golf Club in Destin, Florida.
The cost is $125 per player, 4-man scramble, co-ed teams welcome, shotgun start at 12:30 pm and prizes will be awarded on Saturday night. Lunch is sponsored by Pella Windows & Doors.
Hattiesburg HBA Calling All Fisherman
The 2nd Annual Hattiesburg Home Builders Fishing Tournament is scheduled for June 21st and June 22nd at the Pass Christian Marina.
The association is encouraging members from all over the State to participate.
Early bird registration is $75.00 per person before June 15th, after that the price is $90.00 per person. Mandatory Captains meeting will be held at Shaggy's Bar & Grill in Pass Christian starting at 6:00 pm on June 21st.
Prizes will be awarded for Redfish (slot limit 18"-27") 1st place $1,000.00, 2nd place $500.00, 3rd place $75.00. Speckled Trout prizes for 1st place is $1,000.00, 2nd place $500.00, 3rd place $75.00. 3 Stringer Fish (Speckled Trout only - slot 14"-21") overall $250.00.
for more information, tournament entry form and tournament rules.
Mississippi Builder Magazine's First Electronic Publication
Magazine highlights include:
♦ Current Home Builder President Profile -
♦ Registration now open for the 2013 HBAM
♦ Best in Mississippi Award Winners
♦ Latest News from the National Home
♦ Local Connection
♦ 2012 Legislators of the Year
♦ Build PAC
If you have a story to contribute to the Mississippi Builder magazine, please let us know by calling 601-969-3446 or send an email to email@example.com.
HBAM partners with Strategic Value Media
The Home Builders Association of Mississippi is happy to share with our members that we have partnered with Strategic Value Media to develop and publish the official on-line buyer's guide.
The buyers guide will be a great resource guide available on-line at no cast to all of the Associations' members as well as all others who visit our website. It will contain information on where to obtain a variety of products and services related to our industry.
The name of all members along with the telephone number will be listed in the guide, but you may be contacted about the possibility of buying additional advertising.
We look forward to offering this new member benefit. If you have any questions please call 601-969-3446.
Bosarge Sworn in as 2013 President of HBAM
Randy Bosarge, a home builder and developer from Ocean Springs, MS, was inducted as the 2013 President of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) during ceremonies held at the Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Jackson.
President Bosarge, a Certified Professional Builder/Remodeler and owner of Superior Builders and Developers Inc. in Ocean Springs, called on the association to "stand strong and pull together" during his remarks to the Board of Directors.
Prior to being elected President, Randy served as Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and as a Regional Vice President. He has been an active member of the Southeast MS Home Builders Association since 2004 where he served as president in 2008. Randy has served on and chaired several committees, including the executive committee. Bosarge serves as Chairman of Build PAC and previously served as Region Five Vice President for two years. President Bosarge begins his duties as President immediately. Click here to watch the video.
General Liability Insurance Now Required for Licensed Builders and Remodelers
Builders and remodelers that are licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Contractors will now be required to show proof of general liability insurance to obtain a license. Last legislative session, HBAM was successful in lobbying the legislature and Governor to approve legislation allowing the Board to take this action.
The Board took the action to require the general liability insurance last fall, and exhausted the public notice rules as required on a new policy being implemented. There is no minimum limit on the policy, but the insured will be required to have the State Board of Contractors noticed on the policy in case of cancellation of the insurance policy.
The effective date of the rule was January 25, 2013. All residential builders and remodelers will be required to show proof of general liability insurance after January 25, 2013.
There will also be an inactive licensee category added for those that wish to keep their license current, but are not actively building. For additional information, please call the State office at 601-969-3446 or CLICK HERE to visit the MS State Board of Contractors.
Member benefits from National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Put money back in your wallet for being a member of the National Association of Home Builders.
As an NAHB benefit, members have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. All program, rates and prices are subject to change without notice.
When using these program please remember to identify yourself as a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Click here to view all the discounts.
Important Notice to Builders Regarding the New Home Warranty Act
There is a new law to give home buyers at closing! Pursuant to Senate Bill 2223, which was passed during the 2012 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, the New Home Warranty Act will change July 1, 2012. Since builders are required to give home owners notice of the New Home Warranty Act the new law attached should be used with your notice.
The Home Builders Association of Mississippi supported the changes and lobbied legislators to pass this legislation. For the structural portion of the warranty, the New Home Warranty Act was changed to the completion date to trigger the 6 year warranty for major structural defects, regardless of when the home is sold. The one year warranty still begins when the home is sold. The new law will also help further clarify the definition of structural damage and when a warranty begins. Click here to download the new act.
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