PBA Announcements

  • Ernie Pellow, longtime PBA member passes away

    PBA member Alfred Earnest "Ernie" Pellow of Franklin passed away at his home on December 1, 2017 at the age of 79. Ernie was a recipient of PBA’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2014 and Builder of the Year in 1996 as the owner of A. E. Pellow Builders in Franklin, PA. He was also the […]

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  • Pennsylvania Property Tax Referendum After the Vote

    On November 7, 2017, Pennsylvania voters clicked “Yes” for the Homestead Exclusion Amendment. According to Commonwealth official election results, almost 54% percent voted for the referendum, which would allow local taxing authorities to exempt residents from paying property taxes on […]

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  • Fall Board Meeting is a Sweet Success

    The PBA Fall Board Meeting in Hershey, PA was a “sweet” success. This year saw the unanimous passing of PBA’s 2018 Budget and the election of next year’s slate of officers, RVP’s, and RLO’s. We also engaged in an excellent seminar on disaster recovery, our annual […]

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  • Governor Signs PA Builder Legislation to Fix Building Code Adoption Process

    On October 25, 2017 Governor Wolf signed House Bill 409 - PBA's long-awaited reforms and updates to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC).  Act 36 of 2017 extensively revises the code review process undertaken by the Department of Labor and Industry's Review and Advisory Council […]

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  • PBA Endorsed Trade Program Partner Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

    America’s skilled labor shortage is the focus of a recent cover story on CBS Sunday Morning that features PBA Endorsed Trade Program partner Lehigh Career & Technical Institute in Schnecksville, PA. The story also includes interviews with "This Old House" host Norm Abram, Robert Dietz, […]

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