IVHFH Hammers & Hardhats Online Auction Supports Women Build

Posted by on Oct 21, 2021 in News

Hammers & Hardhats has gone virtual! Join member Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity (IVHFH) and its Women Build Committee for an online auction fundraiser. Click here to participate, Oct. 21- 30, and spread the word. Proceeds benefit the Jane Hagedorn Women Build, located in Iowa City, and will fund a critical home repair for a North Liberty single mom. Jane is a Greater Iowa City Area HBA member retired from Bea Day Plumbers, which she founded. Visit IVHFH’s...

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Five Ways to Prepare Your Home Before a Freeze

Posted by on Oct 14, 2021 in News

Fall is in the air! The cooler weather conjures up images of fireplaces, holiday gatherings and hot chocolate. While it may be easy to prepare your lifestyle for the winter months, as a home owner it is important not to neglect essential prewinter home maintenance. To keep you and your home safe and ready for cold temperatures, consider taking the following steps. Protect outdoor pipes. Before cooler temperatures arrive, you must take steps to insulate your outdoor pipes to...

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Home Show Applications Being Accepted

Posted by on Oct 8, 2021 in News

Exhibitor applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Iowa City Area HBA Home Show, Iowa City’s largest show promoting new-home construction, remodeling and home improvement! Click here to complete a fillable app. The Home Show is put on by The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association and presented by Lepic-Kroeger, REALTORS® and CBI Bank & Trust.  With an in-person event Feb. 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, plus...

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October is Careers in Construction Month

Posted by on Sep 30, 2021 in News

During October, we celebrate Careers in Construction Month! The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) designation aims to increase awareness of the opportunities and rewards available in the skilled trades. Five cities and one county in the our HBA footprint are issuing proclamations, while The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Vocational Training Council (VTC) continues to engage and encourage youth to enter the high-demand industry. The following Eastern Iowa...

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Celebrating Professional Women in Building Week

Posted by on Sep 16, 2021 in News

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building Week, Sept. 13-17, highlights the diverse, talented women in the home-building industry. Not only are women employed in all aspects of residential construction, but they’re also reaping the industry’s compensation benefits. In general, a pay gap exists between men and women across most industries in the United States, where women earn 82 cents for every dollar a man makes. However, the gap is...

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