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									                                                Home Builders AssociAtion
                                                  of greAter spArtAnBurg

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                                                                                            PO Box 2592 / Spartanburg, SC 29304
    April 2009                                                  phone: 864.583.5471 fax: 864.583.5472 www.hbaspartanburg.com

     April General
   Membership Meeting
                     Monday, April 13, 2009
                                          Sponsored by: dewSouth
                              On-location at: The Vineyards at Stonecreek Falls
           Registration and Beverages: 6:00 p.m. • Dinner and Meeting: 6:30 p.m.
  Reservations must be made by Wednesday, April 8th by calling the HBA office at 583-5471
                     or by emailing sarahyoung@hbaspartanburg.com.

                                                    See you there!!
                                                  Driving Directions:
       From I-85, take exit 75 at Highway 9 towards Boiling Springs. Drive approx. 2.7 miles and take a right on
       Old Furnace Road. Drive approx. 2.6 miles and take a left on Peachtree Road. Proceed approx. 2.8 miles
                                and look for The Vineyards gated entrance on the right.

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          2009                        2009 upcoming
    BoArd                             HBAgs eVents
      of                           We have many exciting events in the next few months
  directors                           and want you to make plans NOW to attend!

                                       Monday           Board of Directors Meeting
                                                        Location: HBA Office
                                     April 13, 2009
                                                        Time: Noon
           Manning Lynch               Monday           General Membership Meeting
                                     April 13, 2009     Location: The Vineyards in Boiling Springs
      First Vice President                              Time: 6:00 p.m.
           Jay Beeson
                                        May 2           First Weekend of Showcase of Homes
     Second Vice President                              Location: Shallow Brook
                                      and 3, 2009
         Buddy Womick                                   Time: Saturday Noon to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

             Treasurer                                  Second Weekend of Showcase of Homes
                                        May 9
            Calvin Snow                                 Location: Shallow Brook
                                     and 10, 2009
                                                        Time: Saturday Noon to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
             Craig Sims                                 May Board Meeting
                                                        Location: TBA
   Immediate Past President            Date TBA
                                                        Time: TBA
          Jim Jones

                                      Monday            May Outing at the Showcase of Homes
          Builder Directors                             Location: Shallow Brook
              Les Green              May 11, 2009
                                                        Time: TBA
            Gerald Lawson
             Kent Miller                                REALTOR® Lunch at the Showcase of Homes
             Frank Nutt              Wednesday
                                                        Location: Shallow Brook
            Dexter Wilson            May 13, 2009
                                                        Time: TBA
           Tambi Caggiano
             Laura Gault
                                       May 16           Third Weekend of Showcase of Homes
          Marion Gramling
                                                        Location: Shallow Brook
            Diane Remeta             and 17, 2009
                                                        Time: Saturday Noon to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
              Ron Stokes

                                        Monday          Board of Directors Meeting
          Executive Officer
                                                        Location: HBA Office
           Jennifer Bradey            June 8, 2009
                                                        Time: Noon
   Membership & Marketing
       Coordinator                      Monday          General Membership Meeting
                                                        Location: O’Charleys’
        Sarah Young                   June 8, 2009
                                                        Time: 6:00 p.m.

pAge: 2                       Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                               April 2009
                                                                                                        We listened. A great number of you clamored for
                                                                                                us to revive our printed newsletter, so here it is. I hope
                                                                                                you all enjoy it. We know that a printed newsletter is a
                                                                                                valuable communication tool for the HBA. The printed
                                                                                                newsletter is not without a price, however. So in order
                                                                                                for our newsletter to survive, our membership must be
                                                                                                willing to buy and sell ads. I would be remiss if I didn’t
                                                                                                thank Ty Cheek of Square One Construction and Jay
                                                                                                Beeson of Mark III Properties for bringing the printed
                                                                                                newsletter back to life. Please join their support of the
                                                                                                newsletter by buying or selling an advertisement. Our
                                                                                                newsletter is a targeted, cost-effective way to reach
                                                                                                builders and associate members. Contact the office for
                                                                                                affordable rates.
                                                                                                        If you did not attend the March General
                                                                                                Membership Meeting at the Kohler plant, you missed
                                                                                                a great evening. The plant tours were very exciting. We
                                                                                                were able to see state-of-the-art robotics as well as the
                                                                                                more labor-intensive traditional casting. The Kohler
                                                                                                employees were the consummate host. In addition
                                                                                                to the tour, we were entertained with the traditional
                                                                                                Kohler meal of beer, brats and burgers. A highlight of
                                                                                                the evening was reuniting with the HBA’s old friend,
           Letter From                                                                          Mike Kohler!
                                                                                                        Our next meeting is being hosted by

        the HBA President
                                                                                                DewSouth on Monday, April 13, 2009. Please join
                                                                                                us at their impressive, European-style development,
                                                                                                The Vineyards in Boiling Springs. We look forward to
                     Manning Lynch                                                              another exciting evening of opportunities with friends
                                                                                                and business associates!

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April 2009                                           Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                               pAge: 3
                                                          lawson fork Auto - George Lockamy

                                                          northwest mortgage services, inc. - Sandy Upton
                                                          onduty sc, inc. - Greg Ross
                                                          procare landscape services - Jamie Lister

    MEMBERS!!                                             southern sun development, llc - Garry Stonebraker
                                                          spartan security systems - Jack Jarrett
                                                          s&s Builders - Dale Summer
                                                          The Herseys, llc - Paul Hersey
  Accent Hardwood floors - Matt Holcombe                  two Keys insurance Agency - Diane Walsh
  Brannon & creech, inc. - Jeff Brannon                   unique exteriors - Tony Ayers
  cad-tek - Matt Mills                                    upstate Home Theater - Jeremy Eaton
  chumley enterprises, inc. - Bill Chumley                Weichert reAltors®, peggy Wilson and
  creative edging, inc. - Tim Crawford                    Associates - Sherry Morrow
  custom exteriors, inc. - Mark Thomas
  davelin, llc - David Gendreau
  foothills exteriors - Randy Mason                          Home Builders Association
  Hd properties, llc - Dan Hoard
  J.l. design Builders & renovations, inc. - Jason Head       of Greater Spartanburg

       Membership                                         dewsouth, llc - Marty Stanford
                                                          fairway outdoor Advertising - Diane Remeta
                                                          ferguson enterprises - Greg Ericson
                                                                                                                        pimA, llc - Wayne Plylar
                                                                                                                        r&r Builders, llc - Roland Seppala
                                                                                                                        rcB development, inc. - David Foy

        Renewals                                          first national Bank of spartanburg - Shany Ezell
                                                          gateway supply - Mike Wade
                                                          general shale Brick - Mike Bell
                                                                                                                        reeves paint company, llc - Jim Reeves
                                                                                                                        ricky camp construction - Ricky Camp
                                                                                                                        robbins Brick & Block, inc. - Barrett Caulder
                                                          george s. Wyant, inc. - George Wyant, Sr.                     roger d. fisher - Roger Fisher
  The following members have recently                     gosnell menard & Brooks, cpA’s pA - Teresa Brooks             ronald H. colvin, p.A. - Ronald Colvin
  renewed their HBA membership. By their                  gramling Brothers surveying, inc. - Marion Gramling           s&g flooring - John Davie
  renewal, they are showing their fellow                  greer commission of public Works - Robert Rhodes              schumacher Homes of sc, inc. - Michael Johns
  members they support the efforts and                    Hagerman Builders, inc. - Larry Hagerman                      sicnB - Scott Lee
                                                          Hardaway concrete upstate, inc. - Michael Greene              sill real estate & construction, inc. - Todd Sill
  practices of the home building industry.                Harold scruggs contractor, inc. - Harold Scruggs              sJWd Water district - Billy Cothran
                                                          Harvest group, llc - Craig Richard                            spartanburg siding & Window co. - Robert Stone
  Action printing, inc. - Shane Pruitt                    Houston real estate & construction, co. - Sam Houston         spaulding Quality Homes, llc - William Spaulding
  Allen newman construction - Allen Newman                Hummingbird plantation shutters - Richard Bernath             steve moyer construction company - Steve Moyer
  Artisan stoneworks, llc - Bill Baddorf                  Jerry Z. campbell construction - Jerry Campbell               stone lighting - Chris Stone
  Avery construction, llc - Tim Snow                      l&s renovations - Jimmy Laughter                              t Builders - Victor Tinsley
  B.e. Womick general contractor - Buddy Womick           law insurance Agency, inc. - Steve Cannon                     terminix services - James Brown
  Bath fitter - Louie Mullikin                            lawson & lawson properties, inc. - Gerald Lawson              The clean crue, inc. - Renee Alexander
  BB&t construction lending - David Ward                  mark iii properties, inc. - Jay Beeson                        The l&l company - Michael Garner
  Broadbrook enterprises - Danny Breitenbach              mendel Hawkins Builder, inc. - Mendel Hawkins                 The nutt corporation - Frank Nutt
  Brown’s painting service - Billy Brown                  miller construction, inc. - Robin Miller                      The spartanburg Journal - Lenette Sprouse
  carolina Alliance Bank - Carolyn MacIntosh              mp services - Mark Pangel                                     tnc engineering - Roger Nutt
  concrete specialties, inc. - Brian Alexander            p&i construction, llc - Thomas Owens                          upstate truss, inc. - Greg McGinn
  custom Homes By Jerry i miller, inc. - Jerry Miller     patterson construction, inc. - Charles Patterson              Weizenecker Homes, inc. - Mark Weizenecker
  custom Homes By robert lawson, llc - Robert Lawson      piedmont construction co., inc. - Jeff Smith                  Wyant construction, inc. - George Wyant, Jr.

        Sorry to See                                      dean & dean Quality construction - Charles Dean
                                                          dean’s contracting - Dean Wood
                                                          dixon Hughes, pllc - Mike Trammell
                                                                                                                        mize siding company - Rick Mize
                                                                                                                        mosley drywall - David Mosley
                                                                                                                        mungo construction - Marion Pope

         You Go...                                        don conner construction - Don Conner
                                                          earth craft development - Cliff Walters
                                                          fastsigns spartanburg - Pete Brushaber
                                                                                                                        palmetto Kitchen & Bath, inc. - Tracy Spake
                                                                                                                        palmetto stone - Chuck Stark
                                                                                                                        parris Woodworks - James A. Parris
                                                          foster’s garden center - Mike Foster                          plumbing matters - Joel Ball
  Should you happen to talk to or do business             fraley-morgan corporation, inc. - David Morgan                prestige marble, inc. - John Hardy
  with the following lapsed members,                      george greene drywall & insulation company - George Greene    pro-coat painting - Don Collins
  remind them that we miss them being a                   gramling Brothers contracting, inc. - John T. Gramling, III   ryan Homes - Lindsay Just
  member. Talk to them about joining and                  greer state Bank - Scott Presley                              sm Builders, llc - Steven McCarter
                                                          H2 construction - Mark West                                   spartan custom cleaning service, llc - Keyly Garrison
  supporting the HBA that works tirelessly                HBs foam insulation - Phil Holt                               The Brick cleaners, inc. - Lyn Thomason
  for their industry.                                     Hedbloom Builders - Barry Hedbloom                            The Home depot - Kevin Cooksey
                                                          Homebuilders insurance services, llc - Howard Cox             tony regan custom Homes - Tony Regan
  Angeline’s interiors - Angie Stokes                     Hooper’s Quality pest control, co. - James Hooper             upstate Builders of spartanburg, llc - Steven McCarter
  Arrow steel products, inc. - J. Ricky Tanenbaum         imperial systems, inc.                                        upstate Home Builders, llc - Ed Edenfield
  Bonham insulating company - Joe Klim                    Jaaz enterprises, llc - Gerald Abele                          upstate Home technologies - Jeff Chapman
  Bragg portable toilets - Kevin Bragg                    Jeff Wainwright Builder’s - Jeff Wainwright                   Waldrop, inc. - Jeff Cothran
  cutting edge - Tim Miller                               J.m. solesbee construction company, inc. - Tim Thompson
  david Alexander Woodworking, llc - David Alexander      Keller Williams realty - David Painter

pAge: 4                                         Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                                                  April 2009
     Sometimes a
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    4-letter word is
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                                                                                          211 Stewart$189,900.00
                                                                                                      's Landing       Active
                                                                                          504 Marchbanks Rd            SOLD
                                                                                          835 Vandenburg Dr            SOLD
                                                                                          216 Stewarts Landing         SOLD
                                                                                          224 Stewarts Landing         SOLD
                                                                                          894 Vandenburg Dr             SOLD
                                                                                          823 Vandenburg Dr             SOLD
                                                                                          831 Vandenburg Drive          SOLD
                                                                                          226 Stewarts Landing          SOLD
                                                                                          113 Dewfield Lane             SOLD
                                                                                          531 Shoreline Dr 0.00
                                                                                                       $199,90         Pending
                                                                                          815 Vandenburg Drive          SOLD
                                                                                          839 Vandenburg Drive          SOLD
    Have you been to Glen Lake? Located in Boiling Springs off Valley Falls Road,         214 Stewarts Landing          SOLD
       this Class A neighborhood has it all—community pool, playground, clubhouse,         574 Shoreline Blvd 0.00
                                                                                                       $209,00         Pending
                                                                                           104 Dewfield Lane            SOLD
   sidewalks and even a private lake. Townhomes start at $180,000 and brand new single-
                                                                                           116 Dewfield Lane            SOLD
      family residences range from $160,000 to $430,000. Homesites are available too.                                  Pending
                                                                                           117 Dewfield Lane 0.00
                                       Come sing a new song and visit today!               208 Stewart$189,900.00
                                                                                                        s Landing       Active
                                                  Office 864.595.1735                      216 Stewarts Landing         SOLD
        12 out of 14 new                      Jay 864.809.4685 | Laura 864.809.0495
                                                                                           222 Bridgeport Road          SOLD
                                                                                           255 Bridgeport Road           SOLD
 starts have SOLD in the past                                                              214 Bridgeport Road           SOLD
 year! Discounts available for                                                             265 Bridgep$255,900.00
                                                                                                        ort Rd.          Active
                                                                                           408 Seymour Ct                SOLD
    multiple lot purchases.                                                                                              SOLD
                                                                                           504 Witherspoon Court
                                                                                           312 Hamilton Gaines Court     SOLD

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April 2009                             Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                 pAge: 5
          Please make plans to join us at the
   2009 Showcase of Homes at Shallow Brook in May!
                                                                              Shallow Brook
                                                                                May 2009
                                                                                May 2nd and 3rd
                                                                                May 9th and 10th
                                                                                May 16th and 17th

                                                                                  Saturday Hours:
                                                                                  Noon to 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                  Sunday Hours:
                                                                               1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    ***We are going to need a LOT of volunteer manpower to staff these three fun weekends.
If you’re willing to pitch in for a shift, please contact Jennifer and let her know your availability.
     Developer Steve Angel and Builders Calvin Snow, Seth Breitenbach, Bill Brown, Kent Miller,
    and RCB Development (John Brasher and David Foy) are constructing a gorgeous subdivision,
                             and are excited to show it to the public!!
 Rumor even has it that all hands have been on deck trying to get these houses ready!

          Jennifer Bradey’s Next Career:                           Anyone Need a Carpenter?
                   Brick Mason!                                       Call Sarah Young!
                                                 Driving Directions:
           Take Reidville Road towards Hwy 290. Turn Left onto Hwy 417. Cross over 290. Shallow Brook
                 will be on your right. Guided parking will be available during Showcase weekends.

pAge: 6                        Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                         April 2009
                    2009 showcase of Homes plan Book
The 2009 Showcase of Homes will be held at Shallow Brook in May. Every visitor to the Tour will receive the
Showcase of Homes Plan Book detailing the homes, builders, and associate services. Over 3,000 Plan Books will be
printed and distributed to visitors and local businesses. This is an amazing opportunity to advertise your services at
a very reasonable rate!

                  opportunities                              exclusivity        dimensions           investment
Premium Position - Back Cover                                       1               4.5 x 7.5             $1550
Premium Position - Inside Front & Back                              2               4.5 x 7.5             $1550
Premium Position - First Page                                       1               4.5 x 7.5             $1250
Full Page                                                      Unlimited            4.5 x 7.5             $1000
½ Page                                                         Unlimited            4.5 x 3.75            $750
¼ Page                                                         Unlimited            2.5 x 3.75            $400

Ad space is limited, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis when accompanied by payment. All ads
are due by April 1, 2009. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bradey at 864.583.5471 or via email at

Ad space requested: __________________________
contact name: _____________________________________________________________________________
company name: ____________________________________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________________
phone: ___________________________ fax: ____________________________________________________
email: ____________________________________________________________________________________

___________ Enclosed is a check payable to HBAGS in the amount of $____________                 OR
___________ Please send me an invoice. I understand my ad must be paid in full by April 1, 2009.

___________ Enclosed is a camera-ready ad copy         OR
___________ I will email a camera-ready ad to Jenniferbradey@hbaspartanburg.com prior to April 1, 2009.

I understand that there will be no refunds for cancelled ads, or if my ad is not included because I did not provide
the artwork to the HBAGS by the April 1, 2009 deadline.

Signature:_____________________________________________ Date:_______________________________

                                                Jennifer Bradey
                       Executive Officer, Home Builders Association of Greater Spartanburg
                                                 P.O. Box 2592
                                             Spartanburg, SC 29304
             Phone: 864.583.5471 Fax: 864.583.5472 Email: jenniferbradey@hbaspartanburg.com
April 2009                     Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                  pAge: 7
  Congratulations to                                                       Henthorn’s award-winning home is among the
                                                                  first EarthCraft homes in the Upstate. EarthCraft is a third
                                                                  party certified green building program that recognizes the

  Mike Henthorn!!                                                 importance of environmentally responsible design and
                                                                  construction. The home’s green features include low VOC
                                                                  paints and solvents, compact fluorescent light bulbs and
           The Home Builders Association of South Carolina        fixtures, and ENERGY STAR appliances. Most importantly,
  recently announced the Seventh Annual Pinnacle Awards           the home is built on a sealed crawl space, topped with
  for outstanding craftsmanship in the construction of            radiant barrier roof sheathing and includes numerous other
  quality homes. These awards honor those in the home             techniques making the home energy efficient.
  building industry who have achieved the highest standard                 For more information on the Pinnacle Award-
  of quality craftsmanship, innovative problem solving, and       Winning Project or Henthorn Architecture and
  customer satisfaction. Spartanburg’s own architect and          Construction, please contact Laura Henthorn at 864-595-
  builder Michael D. Henthorn, A.I.A. took home top billing       2380 ext 102 or via email at laura@markiiiproperties.com.
  in the $500,000 - $749,000 category for his home featured
  last year as one of the first “green” homes in Spartanburg.
           As an architect, Mike Henthorn is uniquely qualified
  to design and build custom homes working directly with
  clients to make certain their needs and desires are balanced
  with their budget from the beginning. In addition, Mike is
  a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  Accredited Professional, Earthcraft Certified and a Master
  Builder of South Carolina specializing in sustainable
  architecture and construction.

pAge: 8                           Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                    April 2009
               Albert Splittgerber, Mike Kohler, Chip Whit and Manning Lynch

              Thank you to Kohler for hosting us at their facility for our
              March General Membership Meeting!! We had 86 people
                in attendance, and we enjoyed a wonderful evening
                        of plant tours, bratwursts and beer!

                       Congratulations to the following raffle winners:

                       ryan Whitehead of Blanchard Machinery won the
                            “Do Business with a Member” drawing.

               tilda garrett of First National Bank won a $25 gasoline gift card.

                    patrick mcgee of Terebinth, Inc. won a one-year Costco

                 John Butcher of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty won $74 in the
                    PAC raffle. The remaining $74 will be donated to the
                              SC Builders PAC in John’s honor.

                              Please make plans to join us at the
                     April General Membership Meeting at The Vineyards!

April 2009   Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                   pAge: 9
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pAge: 10                         Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                    April 2009
      2008 Awards Gala & Installation
                      of the
      2009 Officers and Board of Directors
                                      Sponsored by First Piedmont
                                       Saturday, January 31, 2009

    A special thanks to First Piedmont as the Corporate Sponsor for the event, Pro-Build
      for sponsoring the entertainment, and Stock for sponsoring the highly-consumed
      beverages at the bar. Thank you also to the numerous table and patron sponsors!

     Outgoing President Jim Jones passed the ceremonial gavel to    Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer installed the
               Incoming President Manning Lynch.                             2009 Officers and Directors.

       Calvin Snow, owner of CVS Builders, was awarded the         Ron Stokes, Builders First Source, was awarded the
                 2008 Builder of the Year Award.                           2008 Associate of the Year Award.

April 2009                          Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                    pAge: 11
   Jim Jones (left) is recognized by Frank Nutt (right) for his work as   Buddy Womick, B.E. Womick General Contractor, was presented
                   the Outgoing President of the HBA.                        with his NAHB Certified Green Professional Designation.

      Calvin Snow, CVS Builders (left) and Tim Snow, Avery Construction (right) each were presented
          with their Certified Master Builder designation by HBA of SC President Jim Gregorie for
                                   completion of all course requirements.

                        A great time was had by all!!
                              More pictures from this event are available in the
                                photo gallery at www.hbaspartanburg.com.

pAge: 12                               Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                       April 2009
             February 5, 2009
                  SponSored By:

        We had a HUGe turnout at the
            Preview Party at the
          Home and Garden Show.
        O’Charley’s provided us with a
     WonderFUL meal, and rJ rockers
     provided their locally-brewed beers.
    Thanks to both of these companies for
                their support!
April 2009                Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg   pAge: 13
                                                             Thursday, February 5
                                                           Sunday, February 8, 2009
                                                                     Corporate Sponsor:

           Thanks to Stock Building Supply for their Corporate Sponsorship
           of the 7th Annual Greater Spartanburg Home and Garden Show!!!
                                             Thanks also to:
                        Lowe’s Spartanburg stores - Vendor Hospitality Room Sponsor
                            Costco Wholesale - Vendor Hospitality Room Sponsor
                         Hummingbird Shutters - Lunch Sponsor in Hospitality Room
                    The Charleston Shutter Company - Lunch Sponsor in Hospitality Room
                          CVS Builders, LLC. - Dinner Sponsor in Hospitality Room
                      Bob’s Window Company - Breakfast Sponsor in Hospitality Room
                         First Citizens Bank - Breakfast Sponsor in Hospitality Room
   Thanks also to all the vendors, committee members and volunteers who made this Home and
       Garden Show a big success! We hope to see you again next year at WestGate Mall!!

pAge: 14                   Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg               April 2009
                           FeBrUAry 5-8, 2009
                   SPOnSOred by:                              SpecIAL THAnkS To:
                                                    Dale Burnett, 2009 “Can Do House” CHairman
                                                     Best supply • youtHBuilD of spartanBurg
                                                      BroaDBrook enterprises • DaviD aCeveDo
                                                   Daryl Dalton • proBuilD • sHerwin williams
                                                         spartanBurg Housing Development

             The winner of the $500 gasoline gift card was our very own
               HBA member Ben Moseley of Heirloom Stair and Iron!!

                                 youtHBuilD of spartanBurg
                                   anD tHe “Can Do House”

April 2009               Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                        pAge: 15
                                                                builder blurb!!
                                                          Permitting Numbers for Spartanburg County
                                                                     February 1 - 28, 2009

                                                          Single Family House................................................. 44
                                                          Townhouse .................................................................. 0
     MLS Homes Sold in Spartanburg                        Duplex .......................................................................... 2
                                                          5 or More Family Building/Apartment.................... 1
  January 2008..................................... 177   Stores, Restaurants, Warehouses .............................. 7
                                                          Signs, Billboards ......................................................... 3
  January 2009..................................... 142   Swimming Pools ......................................................... 7
                                                          Residential Additions/Alterations .......................... 33
                                                          Commercial Additions to Existing Site ................. 16
                                                          Residential Garages/Carports ................................... 9
    mls median prices in spartanburg                      House Demo ............................................................... 6
                                                          Septic .......................................................................... 41
  January 2008............................$137,000        Electrical .................................................................... 37
  January 2009............................$110,000        Gas ................................................................................ 0
                                                          Mechanical ................................................................ 27
       **Source: S.C. Association of REALTORS®
                                                             **Source: Sptbg. Co. Building Codes Department

      Want to advertise
      in the May issue
        of the HBAGS
                  Contact Sarah Young
            at the HBA office at 864.583.5471
    or via email, sarahyoung@hbaspartanburg.com.

pAge: 16                       Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                                     April 2009
                     What Is A “Good” Certificate of Insurance?
Following is a checklist of items you should note when accepting a COI. They are a result of recent court decisions and
not originally required by the insurance industry:
  1. Date: The date should correspond with the date the Certificate of Insurance was requested by you. Request
     a new COI for each new job. Also, agents often keep a log of Certificate Holders and routinely mail new
     certificates at the time the policy is renewed.
  2. Producer: This should be the complete name and address of the agent that issued the Certificate of Insurance.
     It should include their telephone number and fax number as well.
  3. Insured: The name of the insured should match the subcontractor’s name. It will also include the insured’s
     address as well.
  4. Insurers Affording Coverage: A carriers name should appear and correspond with the Insurer Letter (A,B,
     etc) shown on the far right hand column for Workers Compensation and Employers’ Liability Coverage.
  5. Workers Compensation and Employers Liability: If any principals are excluded from coverage it should be
     marked “Y” or “Yes” and/or be described under Description of Operations, etal. The policy number should
     be shown. If this is shown as “Binder” you need to follow up with the Agent to obtain a revised Certificate
     showing the policy number. Clearly stated policy effective and expiration dates should always be shown.
     Employer Liability Limits should always be shown as well.
  6. Description of Operations/Locations/etal: This section should be used to state if any subcontractor
     principals are excluded from coverage. It is also used to state if a Waiver of Subrogation applies complete
     with all the details of the specific project.
  7. Certificate Holder: This should be your complete name and address. Most agents will also show your fax
  8. Authorized Representative: All Certificates of Insurance issued by an agency must be signed by a licensed

                               IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!!!!
  Do not allow a subcontractor to perform work for you until you have a valid Certificate of Insurance in hand!

  A new COI must be requested from a sub at the start of every new job. Jobs for the same type of work but at different locations
  (different lots) require COI’s for each location unless you have a written contract specifying all locations in the contract.

  Accept COI’s ONLY FROM YOUR SUBCONTRACTOR’S INSURANCE AGENT. Do not accept a COI directly from your

  If there is any appearance of alteration of the Certificate of Insurance-different Font Type, obvious white out and retyping of
  information, please contact the Insurance Agent listed on the Certificate of Insurance immediately for verification. Write down the
  person name you talked to and date.

  If you know the Certificate of Insurance presented is not valid, it is deemed to be Insurance Fraud and should be reported to the
  Attorney General’s Office for Investigation.

  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the SCHBSIF at 803-771-0566 or 800-678-8178.

April 2009                           Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                                               pAge: 17
                                                                 105 Southport Road
                                                                 Spartanburg, SC
                                                                 (864) 574-5353

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pAge: 18   Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                             April 2009
                                  National Association
                                  of Home Builders
NAHB has launched a newly-designed Web site             Key Provisions of the American
that provides detailed information on the $8,000 tax
credit for first-time home buyers, a key provision in   Recovery and Reinvestment Act
the sweeping economic stimulus legislation signed
into law by President Barack Obama.                     Tax Provisions

                                                        •   $8,000 first-time home buyer, true tax credit
“The new tax credit provides a great opportunity
                                                            (no repayment) for the purchase of a principle
for first-time home buyers,” said NAHB Chairman
                                                            residence between January 1 and December 1,
Joe Robson. “Combined with today’s near record
                                                            2009. Recaptured if home is sold within three
low interest rates, the large selection of homes on         years. Removes the restriction on the use of tax
the market and very competitive pricing, the tax            credit proceeds with Housing Finance
credit should provide the extra incentive needed to     •   Agency-issued tax exempt mortgage revenue
get prospective buyers who have been sitting on the         bonds.
fence into the market.”                                 •   Short-term gap financing for Low Income Housing
                                                            Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects:
In addition to being limited to first-time home
buyers, the tax credit:                                 1. Provision allowing states to turn in portion of
                                                           2009 LIHTC allocations for cash.
• Is equal to 10% of the home’s purchase price          2. Special appropriation of $2 billion in HOME
  up to a maximum of $8,000.                               funds.

• Is available for homes purchased on or after          •   Up to a ten-year deferral of tax from business debt
  January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009.              cancelled as part of a repurchase or restructuring.
                                                        •   5-year carryback of 2008 net operating losses for
• Does not have to be repaid.                               businesses
                                                        •   with gross receipts of less than $15 million (three
• Has income limits of $75,000 for single                   year average).
  taxpayers and $150,000 for married couples.           •   Extension of enhanced bonus depreciation.
                                                        •   Extension of increased small business expensing.
The Web site at www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com         •   Enhancements to the section 25C program for
includes basic information about the tax credit             energy efficiency remodeling improvements to
and a detailed question and answer section. It also         existing homes.
includes information about other housing-related        •   One-year patch of the Alternative Minimum Tax.
and small business measures in the legislation and a    •   Increase New Markets Tax Credit allocating
number of home-buying resources for consumers.              authority for 2008 and 2009.
                                                        •   Delays for one year the start of 3% government
                                                            contractor withholding requirement.

April 2009                    Home Builders AssociAtion of greAter spArtAnBurg                         pAge: 19
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                                              Spartanburg, SC 29304

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