Carteret County
Home Builders Association


CCHBA Punch List - February 23, 2017

02/23/2017 12:02 PM | Teri Edwards (Administrator)

A quick update on what's happening at the CCHBA office and in the home building industry.


Punch List
  Date: February 23, 2017

Things Every GC Should Know About Their NC Contractor’s License

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM

Location: Carteret County Association of Realtors

121 N. 28th St.

Morehead City, NC 28557

Cost: Free to Attend

(Lunch is being sponsored by Guy C Lee)

Presented by:

Frank Wiesner

NCLBGC Executive Director

This session is designed for licensed General Contractors to help them avoid the most common mistakes that can trigger licensing issues and/or complaints.

This class is open to everyone.

Register TODAY!

Sponsored by:

Join us after work for our first Building Connections event of 2017.

Order your favorite beverage at the bar and enjoy light refreshments from the amazing kitchen at Circa 81.

Bring your business cards!

Limited room - registration is required

Nametags will be waiting at the door

*Cash Bar*

 Welcome to Our Newest Members

Mike Turnage - Turnage Corp

Charlie Utz - Budget Blinds

Important Sales Tax Changes Affecting Residential Construction

From the NCHBA Monday Briefing

The NC Department of Revenue (DOR) has released its E-589CI, Affidavit of Capital Improvement, which generally will be required to substantiate that a contract, or a portion of work to be performed to fulfill a contract, is to be taxed for sales and use tax purposes as a real property contract with respect to a capital improvement for real property. 

NCHBA has prepared a summary explanation of these changes in the sales and use tax applicable to residential construction, amended to include information about the newly released affidavit. Click here to download our summary.
In short, labor charges for new construction and most remodeling activities are not subject to sales tax on labor because they will meet the definition of "capital improvement" pursuant to a "real property contract".
However, except in limited circumstances, the DOR is requiring that E-589CI be provided by a general contractor to a subcontractor to substantiate that the subcontractor's labor is for a "capital improvement". DOR states that failure to provide this form "subjects the transaction to tax as a retail sale of repair, maintenance, and installation services."
Our summary also contains links to directives issued on 11/15/16 by the Department of Revenue about these changes.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Mike Carpenter,, or Tim Minton,, or call NCHBA at (800) 662-7129.


Tickets are available for purchase from our Board Members or 

Online Here


Now accepting applications for the CCHBA Murdoch Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria: Graduating seniors (who receive first priority) or graduates of high schools located in Carteret County who are full-time students of an accredited technical school, college or university in the US with course work leading to an associate's or bachelor's degree in the construction trade or related subjects. Students must have academic-technical merit with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and financial need.

Scholarship Application Type: NCCF Standard Application with Financial Need Information

Date Application is Due: 3/26/2017

Application is available here

Spring NC Builder Institute Schedule Announced

The Spring Session of the North Carolina Builder Institute will be held March 7-9, 2017 at Builders First Center in Raleigh. 

Seventeen courses will be offered during the Spring Session, including popular courses such as Building Codes (PM107), Construction Contracts & Preventative Law (BM104), as well as new courses, including Building Efficiency (BT206). To view a full list of courses, click here.

NCBI offers six designations that will give you expertise as well as a marketing advantage! Not only will your designation appear on your General Contractor's license, a notation will also appear when potential clients verify your license on the N.C. Licensing Board for General Contractors' website. All NCBI designee holders also receive promotion on NCHBA's website.

Need a hotel? The deadline to receive the group rate has passed. However, you may still click here to reserve a room or call (919) 377-0440.

Questions? Contact Alison Barnes by email,, or call (800) 662-7129.

Register online for classes

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