Department of Education Holding Build Iowa’s Future Design Challenge

Posted by on Aug 24, 2021 in News

The Iowa Department of Education is holding a Build Iowa’s Future Design Challenge, an opportunity for K-12 students to create innovative projects, connect to high-demand careers and compete for up to $1,000 in awards for their schools. The Home Builders Association of Iowa (HBAI) and Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning are hosts. It aims to connect classroom work to real-world jobs. It’s in keeping with the Future Ready Iowa goal of 70 percent of the workforce...

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Boileau Construction Earns Parade of Homes People’s Choice Overall Award

Posted by on Aug 19, 2021 in News

Boileau Construction is the overall winner of the 54th Greater Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award, The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA) announced. Kitchens By Design is the award sponsor.  The winning house at 4336 Oakridge Trail NE in Iowa City was part of 24th Iowa City Area HBA Remodelers Parade, held June 19-20 – the last weekend of the 2021 Parade of Homes. It received the high score of 4.8 in the Overall category (weighted...

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Iowa City Area HBA Wins National Accolade for 2020 Public Relations Program

Posted by on Aug 12, 2021 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA) has received an Award of Excellence (AEA) from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for Best Public Relations Program Conducted during 2020. “We are incredibly fortunate to have Karyl Bohnsack as our executive officer. She brings energy, enthusiasm and creativity to our HBA. She and (marketing and administrative coordinator) Michelle Moore, through their...

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Four Bath Features Home Buyers Must Have

Posted by on Aug 12, 2021 in News

Bathrooms are naturally extremely important to home buyers. While styles, sizes and décor can vary, home buyers ranked four most-wanted bathroom features in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) latest survey of prospective and recent home buyers. Each is for the primary bath and relate to flexibility and comfort. Percentages are ratings for most “essential or desirable.” No. 1:  Linen closet (76 percent) No. 2:  Shower stall and tub (74 percent) No. 3:  Double...

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Mike Farr Named National Chair Candidate

Posted by on Aug 10, 2021 in News

Greater Iowa City Area HBA member Mike Farr of Cascade Manufacturing has been named a candidate for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) position of National Associate Chairman. He is one of two who qualify.  The election takes place at the International Builders Show, Feb. 8-10, in Orlando. Those eligible to vote must be an Associate member (as opposed to an NAHB Builder or Affiliate member) in good standing and belong to one of the following categories:...

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