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International Builders Show – HBA/DE Members Attending & Representing Delaware to the Nation

A couple of weeks ago we told you about all there is to do and see at the annual International Builders Show (IBS), hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This week we’d like to highlight some of our members that had represented the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) by attending and participating in the numerous meetings, committees and events at IBS.

The NAHB Board of Directors meeting is included in the IBS festivities.  Representing Delaware this year was Kevin Kelly of Leon Weiner and Associates, who concluded his year as 2014 Chair of the Board – a big deal for little Delaware.  In addition, many of the HBA/DE members serve as NAHB Directors. Attending this year was Steve Bomberger, Bob Thornton, Jim McCulley, Mark Grahne, Bob Thornton, Joe Capano, Kevin Whittaker, Jeff Haggerty, Dave Curtis, and Debra Young, several of these members also serve on various NAHB committees too numerous to mention.

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Mick Kenney (The McKee Group) conducts a class on the 55+ Housing Market

Bob Thornton served on the Board of the Home Innovations Research Labs, which is closely aligned with NAHB.  Member Joe Gordon attended as an Accredited Green Verifier, conducting several free plan review sessions for builders attending their workshops.  Shown above, member Mick Kenney was present to conduct and teach a class involved in the 55+ housing market. Debra Young taught classes related to Universal Design and Remodeling, and conducted a tour of the products on the exhibit floor, attended by 20-25 international business leaders.

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The International Builders Show Floor

At this past Monday’s HBA/DE Bowling Tournament, Jim McCulley, Debra Young, and Joe Gordon gave a brief presentation on their time spent out at IBS 2015, showcasing their favorite products. You can view the presentation here.

HBA/DE encourages its members to attend IBS as it provides them an opportunity to experience and branch out into the industry on the national level. IBS 2016 is scheduled for January 19th-21st, be sure not to miss out on all the fun.

About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America. www.hbade.org

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