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By Vincent J. Squillace, CAE
Executive Vice PresidentAs a follow up to our organizational meeting the members of the executive committee recently met to focus on essential matters discussed and to prepare for the future serving our industry.  Most of us are still in the throes of reorganizing since covid.  The stock market and rising interest rates also are making an impact.  Despite all that, issues of concern from state government continue to be foremost to the leaders of OHBA.

We continue to urge the Ohio Supreme Court to take up the case where two appeals courts misapplied the Consumer Sales Act to all remodeling.  Hopefully, we get to plead our case and have the errant ruling reversed.  If not, we will be forced to request the legislature to take up the issue for correction, that is not an easy or expeditious path.  Any issue before the legislature is open fully to public review and comment.  When we settled the issue a number of years ago it was a lengthy process with numerous give and take.  As the remedy’s now available under the court’s ruling are excessive, others view them as hitting the lottery.

While that is an important and pressing issue, there is more.  Yes, housing is now a hot topic but methods to ease the shortage of it typically involve more public assisted financing with little attention directed to helping the private side make a positive impact.  We do support, fully, both public supported housing initiatives as well as private side development.  However, how the private side delivers housing is not well known to some in government.  Local governments are concerned with not reaping a fair share of housing development revenue with no concern with affordability.  This is a daily topic for us.

Our officers fully support continued involvement by OHBA with these issues into the future.  We need continued growth in our membership and participation at our meetings where we explain these and other topics in great detail.

The next best opportunity for this is our summer meeting at Kent State University Hotel Conference Center, June 20-22, 2023.  We hope to see you there!

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Explore the dynamics of personalities, generations, and cultures of today’s home buyers during NAHB’s live online course, Understanding the New Home Buyer scheduled on consecutive Thursdays, April 13 and 20 from 1-4 p.m. ET. There are a variety of buyer profiles for new home purchases. As new home sales professionals, we first identify our buyer profile and then we must understand what motivates those who fit that profile to be effective in sales and marketing. Register today.

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Committee Chair Coffee

Friday, April 14th 8:30-9:00 AM

Black Key Coffee
37063 Colorado Avenue, Avon
(You can park in Avon Brewing Company Lot)

1st Member Mixer!

Thursday, April 20th 5:00-7:00 PM

Rush Inn
35840 Chester Road, Avon

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10 – Hour OSHA Certification Class


May 15-16th 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Preserve at French Creek Clubhouse
5800 Preserve Lane, Sheffield Village

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Upcoming Education Sessions

Tuesday, June 8th

More Information Coming Soon!

2023 Annual Golf Outing

Thursday, August 3rd 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Sweetbriar Golf Course
750 Jaycox Road, Avon Lake

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Now is the time for our Builder and Remodeler Members to claim for Q1’23. Builder and Remodeler Members may claim for manufacturer rebates for residential jobs completed between January 1 through March 31, 2023.

New participating manufacturers have joined and are available for members to claim rebates beginning with Q1’23. Those new participating manufactures include:
GAF Roofing
Honeywell Home
Kidde Fire Safety
Panasonic Ventilation
Westlake-Royal Building Products

Personalized assistance is available. Please reach out to us with any questions. Claim Today, Don’t Delay!

Q1’23 Claim Deadline:  Friday, May 26, 2023
Claim for Residential Jobs Completed January 1 through March 31, 2023.

Attached is your Q1’23 Flyer for HBA Rebates.

Let me know how I can be of the best assistance.

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