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NAHB HONORS SCOTT SEVON AS 2015 CAPS DESIGNEE OF THE YEAR

By | February 5th, 2016|Members|

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 3 – Scott R. Sevon, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB GMR, a partner in MAW LLC, a Chicago renovation firm, has been named the 2015 Certified Aging‐in‐Place Specialist (CAPS) of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential [...]

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State Laws You Should Know: 2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code

By | December 18th, 2015|Blog, Members|

State Laws You Should Know Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI 2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code Effective January 1, 2016 Get ready, the new Illinois Energy Conservation Code has been approved and the effective date is January 1, 2016. Unlike the 2009 and 2012 code which, combined, raised the cost of construction in Illinois by [...]

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State Laws You Should Know: Interest Paid on Certificates of Error

By | December 11th, 2015|Blog, Members|

State Laws You Should Know Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI Interest Paid on Certificates of Error In 1996, Lou Stephens, a builder from South Cook County, attempted to do the impossible; obtain repayment from Cook County on a property tax that was grossly over-assessed. In the first year, he failed. He attempted a second [...]

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Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Challenges Constitutionality of the City’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance

By | August 27th, 2015|ARO, Blog, Members, Press Release|

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Complaint Filed by Much Shelist Declares Ordinance Requirements Unconstitutional   CHICAGO – August 27, 2015 – Today, Chicago-based law firm Much Shelist filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of the plaintiffs, the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) and Hoyne Development, LLC. While [...]

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The benefits of home remodeling.

By | April 27th, 2015|Consumer Info|

Learn more about the benefits of home remodeling.

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Green Building for Homeowners

By | April 27th, 2015|Consumer Info|

Green Building for Home Owners - This five-minute video explains the basics of green building and the benefits of adding sustainable features to a home.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS –

By | February 12th, 2015|Announcements|

Michael Alberico - Assurance Agency - Robert Schmude - Atwell, LLC - Chicagoland Realty Services Charles Cornelius -Masco Cabinetry John Hicks - Newlook Development Adam Chez -Paul Swanson - Paul Swanson Associates- Michael Harrigan Toto USA -Valleycrest Development Mike Barcelos -

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2014 Key Awards List of Winners

By | November 19th, 2014|Blog, Members, Press Release|

A special "Thank You" to all who attended the banquet on November 14, 2014 for the 42nd Annual Key Awards Ceremony. We would like to again congratulate all of the winners. We invite you to take a look at the list of winners and the beautiful projects that were entered this year. All of the [...]

A Builders Guide to Mold

By | August 23rd, 2014|Blog, Members|

Housing Issues – Mold can be a serious issue. Here is some valuable information.  Mold

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Membership Has Benefits – Supreme Court Decision Benefits Multifamily

By | August 5th, 2014|Blog|

No other Multi-Family Association in the country chose to participate in this fight. And all of them were contacted The U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to require multifamily and commercial builders to obtain costly pre-construction permits for greenhouse gasses emitted from the buildings they [...]

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