Associate Member Appreciation Month Spotlight: Marty Tuning, RSM US

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in News

Today is the last day of Associate Member Appreciation Month, but then, we always appreciate our Associate members! To close out, we did a Q&A with Marty Tuning of RSM US who has been treasurer of The Greater Iowa City Area HBA since about 1980. We appreciate his service to the board and our organization. Q:  How and when did you first get involved with the the Iowa City Area HBA and who got you involved? A:  I got involved in the HBA back in the 1980’s. I was asked to...

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The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Celebrates Careers in Construction Month

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA) is celebrating Careers in Construction Month during October to promote the rewarding opportunities available in construction trades professions.  “The residential construction industry is one of the few sectors where demand for new workers is rising,” said Mike Bails, Iowa City Area HBA president. “From carpenters and electricians to framers and roofers, the building trades offer a great career path.” According to...

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Professional Women in Building Week Profile: Builder Amy Pretorius, Elevation Home Builders

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in News

Amy Pretorius of Elevation Home Builders originally didn’t have her sights set on a career in building. She started college majoring in architecture, but quickly switched to nursing in which she earned her degree. While working weekends, she picked up remodeling projects during her free weekday time. The first was a 1940’s farmhouse she moved into a subdivision in East Iowa City. After that, she was working on the unique Peninsula neighborhood doing small jobs when she was...

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Professional Women in Building Week Q&A: Remodeler Katie Lammers, Lammers Construction Services

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in News

Sept. 16-20 is National Association of Home Builders Professional Women in Building Week. To help commemorate the designation, we did a brief Q&A with Greater Iowa City Area HBA member Katie Lammers, with remodeler Lammers Construction Services. Q: What shaped your career choice to go into home building? A: I got married to a home builder. I had no construction experience whatsoever until I met Dan. Q: What unique skills do you feel like women bring to building? A:  I...

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