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YBA Announcements

  • Dave Smith Appointed to YBA Board of Directors

    Announcement from Jason Barshinger, YBA President I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dave (Smitty) Smith to the York Builders Association’s Board of Directors. Dave is the Location Manager of the Dallastown branch of Myers Building Product Specialists. He will be filling the vacant […]

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  • YORK BUILDERS ASSOCIATION TO HOST TRAINING ON NEW BUILDING CODES

    YORK, PA – For the first time in nearly a decade, new construction codes will go into effect in Pennsylvania on October 1, 2018. As a result of the PA Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Review and Advisory Council’s (RAC) report submitted to the Department of Labor and Industry on May 1, […]

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  • RED LION BUSINESS OWNER, CARMINE PANTANO AWARDED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS

    YORK, Pa. – Carmine Pantano, owner of Frank’s Marble & Granite has been awarded the 2018 Mack Smith Award from the York Builders Association (YBA). This award is part of the PEAK Achievement Awards, presented annually by YBA. The Mack Smith Award recognizes an individual’s […]

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  • 2018 PEAK Achievement Awards Presented by York Builders Association

    Finding an award-winning contractor just got a lot easier! Consumers in York County, along with industry professionals from across Pennsylvania have spoken and the York Builders Association is pleased to announce the 2018 PEAK Achievement Award winners. These awards recognize excellence in all […]

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  • 2018 Construction Career Days a Success

    Over the last several months the York Builders Association’s (YBA) Workforce Committee put a lot of time and effort into planning our first Construction Career Days events, which took place on April 16 – 18.  Outreach to schools and students is a major focus of our strategic […]

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PBA Announcements

  • PBA Summer 2018 Board Meeting Summary

    PBA’s Summer 2018 Board Meeting descended into Happy Valley at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College with nearly 100 attendees participating in a full slate of great meetings, an informative seminar, and a lovely PaCAH evening reception. Highlights of the concluding Board of Directors Meeting […]

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  • HBA Berks E.O. Cathy Sloan Elected as NAHB Life Director

    PBA Senior Leadership and Staff congratulate HBA of Berks County Executive Officer Cathy Sloan on her election as an NAHB Life Director at their mid-year meeting. Way to go Cathy!Pictured: Cathy Sloan & Chuck Fowke, NAHB Third Vice Chairman […]

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  • PA Code Update Training Sessions

    On May 1, 2018, the PA Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) Review and Advisory Council (RAC) submitted their report to the Department of Labor and Industry adopting the majority of code provisions contained in the 2015 International Code Council (ICC) Model Codes. These new code provisions will take […]

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  • Business Expo Conference - SPAM Email

    Attention All Members,  We have heard reports of an email circulating to some members from PBA concerning a "Business Expo Conference." Any emails from or concerning the “Business Expo Conference” are fraudulent and are NOT from or authorized by PBA. Please disregard and do not […]

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  • Residential Home Building - Going Green

    Green. It’s a color between blue and yellow on the visible spectrum. It’s also the primary color in nature, our monetary system, and Mr. Yuk stickers. Green has also become “a political, environmental, and social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including […]

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NAHB Announcements

  • Builder Confidence Remains Firm in August

    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builders continue to report strong demand for new housing, fueled by steady job and […]

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  • Most Buyers Actively Searching for a Home Have Been Looking for 3+ Months

    The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult, but […]

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  • FHA-Backed Loans Accounted For The Majority Of All Non-Conventional Financing In 2017

    NAHB analysis of the 2017 Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that, nationwide, the share of non-conventional financing in 2017 accounted for less than a third of the market, at 30.8%. The reliance on non-conventional forms of financing varied across the United States, with its […]

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  • Half of US Homes Built before 1980

    The median age of owner-occupied homes is 37 years, according to the latest data from the 2016 American Community Survey. Compared to a median age of 31 years in 2005, the U.S. owner-occupied housing stock is aging gradually. This aging trend is primarily because of modest gains in residential […]

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  • Price Index of Goods Used in Residential Construction Holds Steady

    The prices of residential construction materials were unchanged in July, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increases in prices paid for OSB (+7.0%, not seasonally adjusted) and gypsum products (+2.0%, seasonally adjusted) were offset by […]

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