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PBA Announcements

  • Celebrate National 811 Day!

    Friday, August 11 is 8/11 and the celebration of National 811 Day. It's a reminder that you "know what's below" and call before you dig. PBA members their first $125 covered by us. Read more →

  • DiPasquale Named as PBA’s Director of Endorsed Trade Programs

    DiPasquale Named as PBA’s Director of Endorsed Trade Programs HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) and the Pennsylvania Foundation for Housing (PFH) recently contracted with David DiPasquale of Bedford, PA to serve as Director of Endorsed Trade Programs. DiPasquale Read more →

  • PBA Membership Challenge Begins!

    At PBA’s 2017 Summer Board Meeting 2017 President Andrew Kaye issued a challenge to all PBA members. “Despite the best efforts of our local builder associations, the membership numbers across the state have been declining steadily for many months,” said Andrew. “We have Read more →

  • PA DEP Small Business Grants Available

    SMALL BUSINESS ADVANTAGE GRANT The Small Business Advantage Grant provides 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500 ($7,000 for lighting-only upgrades), to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or adopt waste reduction processes. Read more →

  • Summer Board Meeting Heats Up in Harrisburg

    The PBA Summer Board Meeting was a huge success this year and we would like to thank the people who made it possible. The auction, ball game, seminar, and presentations were some of the weekend’s biggest highlights. PBA welcomed its new President-elect, Kert Sloan, and PBA Government Affairs Read more →

NAHB Announcements

  • Slowdown for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

    The number of single-family homes built-for-rent appears to be slowing. Over the last four quarters, total production of this type of housing was 28,000 homes, compared to 35,000 during the four quarters prior. The slowing of this market, along with its relative small size, stands in contrast Read more →

  • Gains for Custom Home Building

    NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates ongoing expansion of the volume of custom home building but slight declines in terms of overall market share. Over the last four quarter period, ending with the second quarter of Read more →

  • Many Construction Firms Need Only $5,000 to Start Their Businesses

    Of 638,839 construction firms surveyed by the U.S. Census Bureau in its Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE), 20.1% report they raised less than $5,000 dollars to begin commercial activity. The ASE is a relatively new information source released by the U.S. Census Bureau this year. It collects Read more →

  • Townhouse Construction Flat

    According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction starts have slowed relative to the expansion of the overall building market. Over the last four quarters ending with the second quarter of 2017, townhouse starts totaled Read more →

  • New Single-Family Home Size Trends Lower

    After increasing and leveling off in recent years, new single-family home size continued along a general trend of decreasing size during the second quarter of 2017.  This change of the last two years marks a reversal of the trend that had been in place as builders focused on the higher Read more →