Winners of the 2Man Scramble Golf Tournament Announced!

October 26, 2012

Over 30 teams of brave golfers experienced changing weather conditions for the 2012 2-Man Scramble Golf Tournament on October 12.  Below are the winners of this years’ tournament that was held at the Kissing Camels Golf Course at the Garden of the Gods Club.

Low Gross:
1st place :  Jon Dickey & Mark Scheffe
2nd place:  Eric Liebold & Michael Suggs

Low Net
1st place:  Rob Willis & Steve Zentz
2nd place:  Casey Debusk & Jacqus Delang

Other Challenges
Longest Drive men – Kirk Standley
Shortest drive – Rhett Osko
Closest to the Line Jacque Lange
Closest to the Pin – Tom McClung, Jon Dickey and Dylan Fischer
HBA Cares Passport – Danny Devlin

For pictures of the 2Man Scramble Golf Tournament, click here.

This Tournament benefited HBA Cares and the HBA Emerging Leadership Fund.

About HBA Cares:  We connect community needs to the skills and abilities of the Housing and Building Industry.

HBA Cares, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by members of the housing and building industry. HBA Cares is an independent organization with its own Board of Directors and budget responsibility.  HBA Cares’ primary mission is to assist other non-profit agencies and programs with construction needs that will further their ability to provide housing and living assistance to Pikes Peak Region families in need. HBA Cares does not make contributions to other non-profits, but rather provides construction expertise and works to solicit donation of goods and services required for a construction project.

HBA Cares also provides support for charitable activities of members of the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs.

About the HBA Emerging Leadership Fund:  Developing the future leaders of the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs.

One of the five critical success factors of the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs is to address leadership development.

The HBA and several Past Presidents have been working with the emerging leaders and mentoring them on ways to get involved locally and at the state and national levels based upon their own experience and the interests of each emerging leader.

The Emerging Leadership Fund supports these emerging leaders by showing them the scope of involvement of the Association.  This includes providing scholarships to the International Builders Show (IBS) where participants are required to attend educational classes, NAHB committee meetings, Colorado Caucus sessions and spend time on the IBS Show floor.  The Fund also supports the emerging leaders at the NAHB Association Leadership

Institute.  Emerging leaders are encouraged to become a state or local delegate for their local precinct,  attend the Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB) Board meetings, as well as be involved on a committee or Council not only at the HBA, but on a city-wide or county-wide committee as well.


Winners of the Grill N Chili Round Up Announced

October 26, 2012

The HBA’s Annual Grill N Chili Round Up was held on Wednesday, October 17 at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center.  Over 350 attendees sampled chili and grilled chicken from 17 Member Companies.   Below is a list of the winners as determined by our judges.

Red Chili
1st Place ….. Heritage Title Company
Runner Up…  Godden/Sudik Architects

Green Chili
1st Place …… Buffalo Gals
Runner Up …  Heritage Title Company

Grilled Chicken
1st Place ….  Heritage Title Company
Runner Up .. Jim Whitlock Agency

1st Place …….  Fusion Sign & Design
Runner Up ……  Regional Building Department

Booth Theme
1st Place ….  Aspen View Homes
Runner Up … Heritage Title Company

Thank you to our judges!
Mike Law, Merrill Lynch (head judge)
John A. Cassiani, RealTech Development
John Bissett, JM Weston Homes
Chris Casey, Oakwood Homes
Matt Colligan, American Water Damage
Elaine Tussey, Coutura Design Inspirations

Click here for pictures of the fun!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Event Sponsors:


Kids Zone Sponsor:  Green Scapes
Entertainment Sponsor:  Bank of America
Beverage Sponsors:  C & C Sand and Stone Co.; Fusion Sign & Design; Peoples Mortgage; Stockman, Kast & Ryan; and Warren Management.

The Housing & Building Association Recognizes Outstanding Members Of The Association

February 7, 2011

The Housing & Building Association (HBA) of Colorado Springs awarded Brent McPherson with Land Title Guarantee Co. the “Associate Member of the Year”, Mark Witte with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen. with the “Remodeler Member of the Year”, Greg Ralphe with Classic Homes the “Builder Member of the Year”, and Randy Case II with Case International Company the “Industry Person of the Year”, at its Annual Awards Program on Thursday, February 3 at the Antlers Hilton.  These Awards recognize Members for their distinguished service to the HBA, the building industry, and the community.

Below are a few words about the awards and each of the recipients:

Associate Member of the Year

It takes many member companies from all areas of our industry to make our Association the strong force within the community. Many of these companies are Associate Members who are constantly at the forefront of HBA activities – serving on committees, organizing events, lending their expertise to industry issues, and recruiting and retaining members for our organization.

The 2010 Associate Member of the Year, Brent McPherson, is Chair of the Sales & Marketing Council, represents the Council on the Board of Directors and is a strong advocate for the HBA in the community.  Since becoming a member more six years ago, Brent has been a fixture at the HBA and its events.  Brent also serves on many committees with the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and as the Cub Master of his son’s Cub Scout Pack.

Nominees also included Greg Gandy of BiggsKofford, P.C. and Amy Cox with EON Office Products.

Remodeler Member of the Year

This is the third year HBA has recognized members of the Association who are in the remodeling industry who contribute their time and resources to the betterment of the building and remodeling industry and the Association.

Mark Witte with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is a long-time member of the Association and well respected among his peers.  Mark is known for his ability to rally his team of remodelers to insure that our association is represented well in our community.    For the last three years, Mark served as Chair of the Remodeled Homes Tour and has been instrumental in its success.   He has taught many seminars on remodeling both locally and in the region.  In the community, Mark is on the Planning Committee for the Rocky Mountain Catholic Men’s Conference, is an officer of the Knights of Columbus and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.

Nominees also included Paul Finch of Holladay Bros. Construction and Ken & Nick Starkey of PineCrest Construction.

Builder Member of the Year

The Builder Member of the Year is presented to a member who has made consistent contributions toward the betterment of the housing industry and the association.  The award is given for significant accomplishment during the past year.

Greg Ralphe of Classic Homes is a strong voice on the HBA Code Review committee.  Greg was instrumental during the Review of the 2009 International Code Series, while he worked closely with Regional Building Department, the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and the Tri-Lakes Fire Department to craft well reasoned Codes.

Nominees also included John Bissett of JM Weston Homes and Mark Long of Vanguard Homes.

Industry Person of the Year

The Industry Person of the Year Award is presented to a member who has made consistent contributions toward the betterment of the housing industry and the association.  The award is given for significant accomplishment over a prolonged period of time.

Randy Case II of Case International is a founding member of the HBA Public Policy Council; has given testimony for industry related activities at local, state and national hearings; is a former member of the HBA Political Action Committee and has participated in interviews and advocacy with candidates for Elected Office and existing Elected Officials; is a founding member of the El Paso County Endangered Species Habitat Conservation Planning team where he assisted El Paso County/City of Colorado Springs in creating a Habitat Conservation Plan for the Prebles Meadow Jumping Mouse.  He is also a member of numerous prominent organizations in El Paso County.

Nominees for the Industry Person of the Year also included Scott Bryan of Bryan Construction and Scott Mikulecky of Sherman & Howard.

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HBA Installs 2011 President

November 19, 2010

2011 HBA President Kyle Campbell

The Housing & Building Association (HBA) of Colorado Springs continued its 59-year tradition of electing high profile, industry leaders to represent the most influential Association in the Colorado Springs region.  The HBA represents more than 500 member companies; membership in the HBA is diverse and covers all areas of the home building industry, including landscaping, home products, and building supplies, as well as builders and developers.

Kyle Campbell with Classic Homes was installed as the 2011 HBA President at the HBA Annual Board Election Dinner, held Wednesday, November 17 at the Olympic Training Center.  2010 HBA President Michelle Grove Reiland with High Country Homes moved into the position of Immediate Past President, and John Cassiani with Banning Lewis Ranch Management Co. was installed as the HBA President Elect.   Newly elected board members were:  John Bissett, JM Weston Homes; Joe Loidolt, Classic Homes; Rhonda McDonald, CreekStone Homes, Steve Neary, Copperleaf Homes; Joan Hathcock, D & J Quality Electric and Jason Weber, Weber Construction.

Ralph Braden with Nor’wood Limited; Paul Finch with Holladay Bros. Construction; Mike Finkbiner with Robbins Roofing Specialists and Mike Law with Merrill Lynch were recognized for their past service on the HBA Board of Directors.  Also honored were the volunteer “Chairs” of more than 14 different committees and Councils that carry out the mission of the Housing & Building Association.  These volunteers give hundreds of hours each year to support the building industry.  A special thank you to Kyle Campbell, Classic Homes for serving as Chair of the Public Policy Council, Paul Finch, Holladay Bros. Construction for serving as Chair of the Remodelers Council, Mike Law with Merrill Lynch for serving as Chair of the Member Services Council, Brian Olson with Wells Fargo Bank for serving as Chair of the Parade of Homes Committee and Mark Witte with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen associated with The Remodeler for serving as Chair of the Remodeled Homes Tour  Committee.

Achievements such as these are great testimonials to the housing and building industry, both in our local community, as well as at the national level.  We all benefit from those whose time, loyalty, and leadership are so graciously and willingly given.

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Fun at the Chili Wing Ding Brew Fest

September 16, 2010

It was another beautiful evening at ProRodeo Hall of Fame as the HBA held its annual Chili Wing Ding Brew Fest.  12 cookers competed against each other for the title of Chili Cooker in five different categories.  Eight judges sampled the chili, wings and dessert and viewed their booth and awarded the following prizes:

Red Chili
1st Place …………  Schroll Cabinets                         
2nd Place ……….. Fredell Enterprises
3rd Place ………..  Heritage Title Company

Green Chili
1st Place ………… Bank of America Home Loans
2nd Place ……….  Builders Showcase Interiors
3rd Place ……….   Stewart Title

Chicken Wings
1st Place ………..  C & C Sand and Stone Co.
2nd Place ………   Fusion Sign & Design
3rd Place ………   Heritage Title Company

1st Place ………   Timberline Landscaping
2nd Place …….    Heritage Title Company
3rd Place …….    Fusion Sign & Design

Best Presentation
1st Place ………  Vantage Homes
2nd Place …….. Bank of America
3rd Place ……..  Fusion Sign & Design

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years’ event.  We have some exciting changes in store for next year, so stay tuned!

The Chili Wing Ding Brew Fest was sponsored by: Bank of America Home Loans, Regional Building Department, C & C Sand and Stone Co., Aspen View Homes, Builders Showcase Interiors, Chicago Title, Green Scapes Landscaping, Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and The Warren Management Group.

For photos of the event, click here.

Parade of Homes Recognizes Industry Award & Peoples Choice Award Recipients

September 2, 2010

The Housing & Building Association (HBA) of Colorado Springs announced the names of the People Choice Awards and the Industry Awards of Excellence from the 2010 Parade of Homes.  This year’s featured homes ranged from $150K to just over $1 million.

These award-winning homes were judged by industry professionals from around the country on a number of features including: landscape design, floor plan, architectural exterior, and interior decorating.   Each year the buying public also has its say when those attending the Parade vote for the coveted People’s Choice Awards. Both The People’s Choice and Industry Awards of Excellence  are given to homes based on price range– Industry Awards of Excellence are further broken down and given to winning homes in the following eight categories: Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Exterior, Best Landscape Design, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Innovative Feature, and Best Overall Home.

On Wednesday, September 1st winners of both the People’s Choice and Industry Awards of Excellence were honored by the  the HBA at the Parade of Homes Awards Banquet held at the Olympic Training Complex.  HBA is proud to announce the  winners of the 2010 Industry Awards of Excellence and Peoples Choice Awards as follows:

Industry Awards

JM Weston Homes

Challenger Homes – Rosemont
Best Master Suite, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Landscaping

Ari Homes / Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust – American Dream
Best Innovative, Best Floor Plan

$250,001 – $350,000
Oakwood Homes – The Turner
Best Landscaping

Richmond American Homes – Geneva
Best Master Suite

Classic Homes – The Providence
Best Floor Plan, Best Architectural Exterior

SilverWood Homes – Sausalito
Best Kitchen, Best Interior Design, Best Innovative, Best Overall Home

$350,001 – $400,000
Hammer Homes – Serenity
Best Master Suite, B
est Architectural Exterior

SilverWood Homes

Oakwood Homes – The Kendall
Best Kitchen

$400,001 – $475,000
CreekStone Homes – Chapman
Best Landscaping

Goetzmann Custom Homes – Berkeley
Best Interior Design, Best Architectural Exterior

Vantage Homes – Palomino
Best Floor Plan

Vanguard Homes – Hillingdon
Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Innovative, Best Overall Home

$600,000 – $725,000
Copperleaf Homes – Bristol
Best Landscaping

Saddletree Homes – Monte Vista
Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Innovative Best Interior Design, Best Floor Plan, Best Overall Home

Hi Point Homes

$1.0 million & above
Hi-Point Home Builders dba G.J. Gardner Homes – Haven at Red Rock
Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Landscaping, Best Floor Plan, Best Architectural Exterior, B
est Innovative, Best Overall Home

People’s Choice Award

This highly coveted Award is determined by the attendees of the Parade.

$150,000 – $250,000
JM Weston Homes – Legacy

Goetzmann Custom Homes

$250,001 – $350,000
SilverWood Homes – Sausalito

$350,001 – $400,000
Hammer Homes – Serenity

$400,001 – $450,000
CreekStone Homes – Chapman

$450,001 – $575,000
Goetzmann Custom Homes – Berkeley

$650,000 – $725,000
Saddletree Homes – Monte Vista

$1.0 Million & Above
Hi-Point Home Builders dba G.J. Gardner Homes – Haven at Red Rock

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries provided a grand prize of a $5,000 shopping spree. Parade goers who visited all 23 homes in the Parade and either registered at one of the homes  or on-line were entered into the grand prize drawing.  This year’s winner was Cris Finn a resident from Monument, CO. a Parade attendee for over 15 years, enjoys seeing the interior decorating and innovative features at the Parade of Homes.

This year the Parade of Homes partnered  with Care and Share’s End Summer Hunger campaign, with each home in the Parade serving as a designated drop off location.   More than a quarter of a ton of food was brought in through the generous donations of Parade attendees, Through these donations HBA and Care and Share were able to provide much needed food to help families in our community.

HBA would also like to thank the following Parade of Homes Sponsors for their generous support

Presenting sponsor

The Gazette

Title sponsors

La – Z – Boy Furniture Galleries

Mike Shaw – Buick – GMC

Wells Fargo

Corporate Sponsors

Colorado Springs Utilities

Champion Windows

Supporting Sponsor

ERA Shields Real Estate

HBA Cares

Care and Share

One Week Left for August Deals on IBS Registration

August 23, 2010

Time is running out to take advantage of the great deals that NAHB is offering to those who register to attend the 2011 International Builders’ Show by the end of August. Act now to get your FREE 4-day exhibits-only pass and FREE spouse registration. Our August promotions can’t be beat, and they’re a great reason to sign up early for the largest and most important annual trade show for housing professionals. The show will take place Jan. 12-15 in sunny Orlando, Fla., and as always, it will be a fantastic networking event with amazing educational opportunities and the most cutting-edge products and services for our industry on display. Visit for more information on our August deals and to register for this can’t-miss event. Contact: