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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Tips to Protect Your Property from Wind Damage

Posted by on Sep 9, 2021 in News

Our homes are more important now than ever before. During storm season, powerful winds from hurricanes, tornados and other severe storms can put your home at risk. High winds from storms can be unpredictable and uproot trees or create flying debris that can damage your property. Each September, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes National Preparedness Month, to encourage and remind Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their...

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HBA VTC Wins Workforce Leadership Award

Posted by on Sep 2, 2021 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA’s Vocational Training Council (VTC) has been named a Corridor Business Journal 2021 Workforce Leader in the category of Most Effective Training for Existing Employment Needs (Small Company). The honor is for two recently completed Architecture-Engineering-Construction (ACE) initiatives – five student-built sheds and a student remodel – aimed at giving high school students skilled-trades experience. Kirkwood Community College, the City of...

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Johnson County Recognized as Age-Friendly Community

Posted by on Sep 1, 2021 in News

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has recognized Johnson County as an age-friendly community and officially accepted it into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. It is the first county in Iowa to receive this designation. The AARP age-friendly network challenges states, counties, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapidly aging US population. Communities are encouraged to focus on and strengthen features and services that...

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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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