Seattle Builder Creates Easy-to-Assemble Homes for the Homeless

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Seattle Builder Creates Easy-to-Assemble Homes for the Homeless

Seattle builder Mark Huber recently designed and built numerous portable pods that can easily be assembled by just two people in under 30 minutes. The dwellings may be very basic, but their simplistic assembly—and disassembly—is ideal for homeless encampments which must frequently relocate.

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Star Trek Theme a Boon for Local Council’s Membership

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Star Trek Theme a Boon for Local Council’s Membership

Remodelers in Tulsa recently went where no council had gone before. In doing so, the local council nearly doubled its membership numbers within a year.

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Attention Regulators: Listen to Small Businesses

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Attention Regulators: Listen to Small Businesses

NAHB today called on Congress to work with federal regulators to fix the regulatory rulemaking process by ensuring that effects on small businesses are a primary focus for existing and future regulations.

Testifying before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, NAHB First Vice Chairman Randy Noel told lawmakers that builders must navigate an ever-increasing tangle of regulations.

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NAHB Officers Discuss Key Regulatory Issues with EPA Administrator

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NAHB Officers Discuss Key Regulatory Issues with EPA Administrator

NAHB senior officers held a productive meeting with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today to seek ways to make regulations more cost-effective without undermining their intent.

Discussions focused on several important environmental regulatory issues of importance to the home building community, including the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, the lead paint rule and stormwater regulation.

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Let’s Grow: Register for the National Membership Drive

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Let’s Grow: Register for the National Membership Drive

This year, the NAHB Federation is focusing on net growth during the 2017 Membership Drive. HBAs can earn up to a total of $1,500.

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Meet Kristin Han, HCCP

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Meet Kristin Han, HCCP

March is National Designation Month, and NAHB is shining a spotlight on some of its successful graduates, like Kristin Han, HCCP, vice president of compliance for WNC Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Roll Back Clean Power Plan Rule

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Roll Back Clean Power Plan Rule

President Trump today signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency to replace or rework the controversial Clean Power Plan rule, which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants located within their borders.

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Help Us Recognize Your Hard-Working EO

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Help Us Recognize Your Hard-Working EO

Every year NAHB honors the hard work and dedication of the executive officers who run our local home builder associations and help their members’ businesses grow.

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Remodeler of the Month: Focus on Hiring the Right People

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Remodeler of the Month: Focus on Hiring the Right People

The NAHB Remodeler of the Month, Joseph Irons, shares his insights on how to grow a business and yield higher profits.

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Submissions Now Open for IBS Education Sessions

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Submissions Now Open for IBS Education Sessions

Each year, NAHB selects nearly 300 speakers to present education sessions at IBS on an array of industry topics ranging from sales and marketing, to technology, design and remodeling. NAHB is looking for education session ideas that are original and full of innovative content.

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