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  • 03/21/2016 3:53 PM | Teri Edwards (Administrator)

    HOW Companies Payments to be Disbursed

    reprinted from NAHBNow

    Filed in Construction IndustryLegal on March 10, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Twenty-two years after it went into receivership, builders who made capital contributions to the HOW companies may be eligible to get some of their money back.

    Home Ownership Warranty Insurance Company (HOWIC) was a risk-retention group under the Home Warranty Corporation (HWC). As the parent company, HWC owned all the shares of stock in its operating subsidiaries: HOWIC and the Home Owners Warranty Corporation (HOW), which managed the insurance operations. The three companies are collectively referred to as the HOW Companies.

    In 1994, the HOW Companies were placed into receivership. The receiver has now moved forward with plans to liquidate the company and is preparing to distribute payments to former HOW builders with previously approved claims for capital contributions (in legal terms known as eligible Builders).

    As part of the liquidation process, the receiver set a deadline of Jan. 12, 2009 by which all claims against the HOW Companies needed to be filed. Any eligible builder seeking return of capital contributions made to the HOW Companies was required to file a claim by that deadline, and many NAHB members did so.

    After the receiver returns capital contributions to eligible builders, the receiver, as a final step, will distribute residual assets to builders who were insured under unexpired HOWIC insurance policies as of Oct. 14, 1994 (in legal terms known as builder distributees). However, builder distributees do not need to submit claims for their share of the residual assets of the companies.

    As a service to the NAHB membership, NAHB staff is looking at ways to ensure that the receiver has the up-to-date contact information for all eligible builders and builder distributees, and has posted the relevant contact information on file with receivership staff.

    If you are an eligible builder or builder distributee, please read the directions and additional information on the NAHB Web page.

    For a list of local builders and local builder distributees, Members can sign in to CCHBA Member Documents.

  • 03/15/2016 2:10 PM | Teri Edwards (Administrator)

    The National Association of Home Builders has lots of slogans and taglines but one of the oldest and in my opinion, the best, is "Do Business with a Member".

    It's simple, to the point and it makes a whole lot of sense.

    After all, you joined the Home Builders Association for a reason. You wanted to align yourself with people who cared about your industry, your business, your livelihood - you wanted to be with people who would help your business to grow and profit. 

    Doesn't it make sense that those same people would be great people to work with? Doesn't it make sense that those same people whom you work with, would make great members?

    So, we are asking our Builders to take some time to fill out the Builder Scorecard. It could earn you the Gold Star Builder designation, save you money on our events, possibly earn you free dues and allow your sub-contractors to grow their own businesses.

    And for our Associates*, we are offering you the opportunity to earn "Three for Free" also - bring in 3 new Builder/Associate members in the calendar year and have your own dues paid for the year. 

    We are making this super easy for everyone this year. Provide the office with the names and addresses of potential new members and we'll send out an invitation in your name.

    *BMIC Insurance agents are not eligible for this promotion, sorry.

  • 03/14/2016 11:31 AM | Teri Edwards (Administrator)

    During the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) meetings in Pinehurst, the NCHBA Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the Connect NC Bond Referendum.   The bond provides $2 billion of target, long-term investments in 76 counties.  Currently, interest rates are historically low, and the Connect NC bonds will not jeopardize North Carolina's strong credit ratings.  For more information, click

    NCHBA encourages your support for this important bond referendum by voting "Yes" when you vote in the March 15 primary.

  • 03/10/2016 5:14 PM | Teri Edwards (Administrator)

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




    CCHBA Punch List



    Date: March 10, 2016


    A Letter from the President:

    Members and Associates,

    January has streaked by in a flash and now we are already through February.

    If you did not attend the General Membership Meeting for February, you missed a very informative presentation by our own Immediate Past President, Bruce Rogers.

    He, as well as Past President Patrick Mann, gleaned some very important information at the NCHBA quarterly meeting recently held in Pinehurst. Information that is critical for contractors and sub-contractors about the introduction of rule changes regarding sales tax liabilities on labor. Not learning the criteria for the handling of these new rules could be very costly.

    Please be sure to visit our web site to learn more, and be sure you get the correct interpretation of the information. That information is available at the NC Dept. of Revenue web site. Do not ignore this as you could incur a very large sales tax liability on labor from your construction projects. You can be exempted on projects started prior to March 1st by having subs sign a particular document – Form E-589-J.

    There is yet another reason to feel like you missed something by not attending the February meeting. We had another presenter, Bob Pyer, from the NC Works Career Center – Division of Workforce Solutions. Mr. Pyer had an informative and valuable presentation for us all.

    He detailed a free-to-all service from the state of NC. This new and very easy to use service allows you to list job openings using a selective and comprehensive program. Finding qualified personnel has never been easier and you have the ability to list ALL of the requirements you have for a position. Please visit the website at or call Mr. Pyer at 252-726-7151. You can also contact Mr. Pyer directly for assistance or questions at You will not be disappointed.

    Teri, our EO, is dedicated to finding informative and useful presenters for our GM meetings. Take the time to attend and we are sure you will not be disappointed. I personally have found these presentations great, and I say that as a member, not because of my position.

    I wish to express again the desire to make the HBA a force in Carteret County. This effort requires your support. We all have a large workforce available in this county and many hands make little work. I know there are needs in the community not being met by volunteers. I recently spoke with Habitat for one. They would love to have some participation by our people.

    We have a great guest planned for March. Plan on being there. Our meetings are short and to the point.


    R A (Bob) Kulin

    Editor's Note: President Kulin attended the first of 3 Public Hearings on Storm Water Rules Changes in New Bern on Monday, March 7. Ask him to tell you about it! Also, check out the video of NCHBA Lobbyist, Steven Webb, during the public comments section of the meeting.



    (general membership meeting)


    Cox Restaurant

    Guest Speaker:

    Gene Foxworth


    Carteret County Planning & Inspections

    Pre-register to have your name tag waiting at the door! 

    Don't forget the Queen of  Raffle!

    Pot is at $139!

    CCHBA Murdoch Scholarship

    Do You Know A Deserving Student?


    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.

    Application Due:

    Saturday, March 26, 2016

    For Full Information: Go to NCCF Scholarships



    Now is the time to get your Builder Scorecard in for 2016.

    Welcome New Member

    OSHA Fall Protection Classes for Your Crew

    Now is the perfect time to make sure your employees and subcontractors are well-trained before the building season really cranks back up. And right now you can get that training for free!

    Onslow County Home Builders Association is offering the OSHA Fall Protection from Builders University on March 28 in Jacksonville in both English and Spanish.

    Check the Flyers Below For Details and Registration:

    Proteccion contra Caidas

    Fall Protection

    The Spanish session meets from 8 am - 12 noon and the English session is from 1 pm - 5 pm. Lunch will be provided by Garris Evans Lumber for both classes from noon - 1 pm and is included in the registration.

    2016 Comprehensive Calendar

    ·         March 16: Builder/Inspector Dinner, 6PM, Cox Restaurant

    ·         April 13: NCHBECF Golf Tournament, Raleigh, NC

    ·         April 20: Skills-USA Competition, Greensboro, NC

    ·         April 20: CCHBA Board Meeting, 6PM, CCHBA Office

    ·         May 18: GMM, 6PM, TBD

    ·         May 23: NCHBA EOC Annual Retreat

    ·         May 24-25: NCHBA 2nd Qtr Board Meeting & Legislative Conference, Raleigh, NC

    ·         June 15: CCHBA Board Meeting, 6PM, CCHBA Office

    ·         July 12-14: NAHB Association Leadership Institute, San Antonio, TX

    ·         July 20: GMM, 6PM, TBD

    ·         August 8-11: NAHB Mid-Year Meeting, Miami Beach, FL

    ·         August 17: CCHBA Board Meeting, 6PM, CCHBA Office

    ·         September 13-15: 21CBEC &3rd Qtr NCHBA Board Meeting, Charlotte, NC

    ·         September 21: Crew Night, 6PM, Crystal Coast Civic Center

    ·         October: NCDOL Carpentry Apprentice Contest, State Fair, Raleigh, NC

    ·         October 6: CCHBA Golf Tournament, 12PM, Morehead City Country Club

    ·         October 19: CCHBA Board Meeting, 6PM, CCHBA Office

    ·         October 27: RAINDATE - Golf Tournament, 12PM, Morehead City Country Club

    ·         October 27-28: NCHBA Executive Planning Retreat

    ·         November 16: Builder/Inspector Dinner & Annual GMM, 6PM, TBD

    ·         November 30: NCHBA 4th Qtr Board Meeting, Pinehurst, NC

    ·         December 21: CCHBA Board Meeting, 12:30PM, CCHBA Office

    ·         December 21: CCHBA Holiday Party, 6PM, Sanitary Restaurant


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  • 03/10/2016 2:11 PM | Teri Edwards (Administrator)

    Recent changes to the NC Sales and Use Tax affects those who offer services or perform repairs for their clients and can affect the bottom line for General Contractors, especially when writing estimates. 

    Make sure you know the costs! 

    For more information, read this article from NCHBA Executive Director, Mike Carpenter.

    How the New Sales and Use Tax Changes Affect Residential Construction Particularily Regarding Repair, Maintenance and Installation Services 02-17-16.pdf

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