Industry News

NYSBA Voter Voice Alert and Breaking News
Since the first day of the 2019 legislative session, labor unions have been at the New York State Capitol pushing to apply prevailing wage laws to many residential construction and improvement projects which were previously not within the definition of public work.

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Major Home Repairs Can Blow Up Your Bank Account — Here’s How to Avoid a Catastrophe

A homeowner is never truly finished with home repairs. As soon as you get one thing fixed or under control, another problem often springs up. Some home projects are under your control — these are the fun ones that you plan for. Many home projects are thrust upon the homeowner, however. Major home repairs like fixing a foundation, redoing a roof, or replacing an entire HVAC system can be bank-breakers. Here’s how to ensure your next major project doesn’t hurt you too badly — physically, emotionally, and financially.

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2019 New York State Builders Association Research and Education William Morehouse Scholarship Application
Know a high school or college student studying residential construction? They may qualify to apply for the William Morehouse Scholarship, a matching funds scholarship facilitated by NYSBA's Research and Education Foundation and NYSBA's 14 local affiliates. 2019 applications are now being accepted and must be received at NYSBA REF by March 1, 2019! Please click here for more information.

President's Message - February 2019
It is with great pride that I assume the role of President of the Hudson Valley Builders and Remodelers Association for the next two years. We have come far – with strong leadership and dedicated, persistent talent. We are a strong and growing Association but we still have much to do. I welcome the challenge. Home construction has not yet been recognized by the general population with the import we know it deserves. It’s time to take the Association to the next level. 

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Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home
Homeowners often choose flooring based on the assumption that it’ll look good with their decor, or because they’ve always admired the way tile or hardwood flooring looks in the home of a friend or family member. While it’s true that tile can give your home a bright and stylish look, and hardwood offers a rich, distinguished feel, they may not be the right fit for your house due to a number of factors that people often overlook. There’s more to it than making a selection because it’s the best-looking product. You need to consider things like durability, installation and cost to avoid investing in something that’s not well-suited to your lifestyle or home environment.

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Kristin Savard Elected 2019 NYSBA President at Fall Board Meeting in Niagara Falls

NYSBA held it's Fall Board Meeting in Niagara Falls last month and installed Kristin Savard as it's 2019 President. Kristin, a member and past president from the Niagara Region Construction Alliance, and owner the Advanced Design Group in Lewiston, NY.

NYSBA also elected it's 2019 slate of officers including new Vice President Scott Snyder and new Associate Director Gary Pollard.

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Consider These 5 Factors When You’re Making Improvements to Your Older Home
Older homes have life, they have character, and they have endured the test of time. If you have purchased an older home, you likely have gotten a home that you want to invest time and money into, but you will be presented with different obstacles than new home buyers. This article will discuss how to tackle renovations to your new home by prioritizing, considering costs, and discerning how to complete the renovations.

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HVBRA Hosts "Back 2 Business" Event
The Hudson Valley Builders and Remodelers Association (HVBRA) celebrated its comeback with a “Back 2 Business” Event! The event was held on September 27th at the beautiful and always welcoming, Orange County Distillery at Brown Barn Farms in New Hampton. The event was graciously sponsored by HVBRA member, Homestead Funding Corp. Over 70 industry professionals joined the HVBRA for cocktails and great company. It was a night filled with catching up with old friends and colleagues, as well meeting new ones! 

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A Message from The President

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Builders & Remodelers Association (HVBRA), I would like to welcome you to our new website!

 As I’m sure you’re aware, we have been away for some time, but we plan on making it up to you because we are back and better than ever!

The HVBRA is under new management. We have partnered with Association Development Services (ADS), a longstanding association management company that is focused and excited to get us back in action. The ADS team has been hard at work with our Board of Directors making sure that you, the member, will be pleased with the future of your organization. Although this transition is occurring, our goal as an association remains the same, to represent the interests and needs of the residential building industry throughout the Hudson Valley.

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