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The April 2018 C.O.

Michelle Dodd - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

How does it feel when your project finally gets stamped as completed and your clients can enjoy their beautiful new or newly remodeled home? That sense of relief and accomplishment means a lot to the morale of a company and its team. HBA Staff is looking for new ways to communicate all that we as an Association experience and accomplish in a month's time.

As a result, the last Friday of each month will bring a new e-blast that we are calling "The C.O." to represent the completion of a large project that really is a lot of small pieces accomplished by a wide variety of contributors. Join us throughout the rest of 2018 with your comments, suggestions and even your own accomplishments throughout the previous month. Submissions can be made to info@hhahba.com prior to the last Friday of the month.




24 Years of Lowcountry Home Magazine Annual Publications

The 2018-2019 Lowcountry Home Magazine was released on Thursday, April 5 with a stunning home by ACH Custom Homes featured on the cover. Micheline Levie of ACH Custom Homes was on hand for the honor along with nearly 50 attendees. Click on the image above for more information on Lowcountry Home Magazine and visit the HBA Facebook for a to view more photos from the event.

50 Years of RBC Heritage Golf Tournaments at Harbour Town Golf Links

The HBA and its sponsor partners welcomed guests and dignitaries like U.S. Representative Mark Sanford to the 18th Fairway Lawn Hospitality Tent at the RBC Heritage from Wednesday, April 11-Sunday, April 15. 

Special thank you to tent partners:






69 Education Foundation Scholarship Applications Received


The Education Foundation received a record number of scholarship applications at a whopping 69! Thank you to Education Foundation partner Grayco, Inc. for their support of Education Foundation Day at the RBC Heritage. With their contribution, the Education Foundation was able to raise close to $1,000 for the scholarship fund through raffles at the Heritage Hospitality Tent. To learn more about helping the Education Foundation reach its final fundraising goal, visit the Education Foundation website or contact HBA Staff at 843-681-9240 today!

300+ Attendees at the 48th Annual HBASC Bird Supper on Tuesday, April 18

HHA HBA members and staff met and took a photo with Governor Henry McMaster who received the Hammer and Trowel Award. The Hammer & Trowel Award is given annually to a public official (elected or appointed) or to any government employee who has had the greatest positive impact on the State’s housing industry during the previous twelve months. Selection is determined by an endorsement from a local home builder association and secret ballot from the HBASC executive committee.

Since 1970, HBASC members and South Carolina's legislators have attended the Bird Supper. The Bird Supper offers an opportunity to sit with elected officials to make sure they know how legislative decisions affect each local district’s building industry climate and ultimately each HBA member’s livelihood. Being able to join fellow HBA members from around the state and gather with legislators over a delicious dinner of fried quail, chicken, grits, green beans, biscuits, and other fine Southern cuisine is an experience like no other. Keep reading below for an April 2018 HBA Government Affairs update!

In addition the Bird Supper, the HHA HBA delegation also attended the HBASC Board Meeting where Executive Officer Meg James accepted the 2017 Builders Top Gun Trophy for the win by Cleland Site Prep at Hermitage Farm in Camden in November 2017. Click on the image below of Meg and BIA of Central South Carolina Executive Officer Earl McLeod to see all the photos from the 2017 Builders Top Gun Tournament.

5 Community Organization Presenters at the April Workforce Development Solutions Lunch and Learn and 40+ Attendees

Gregg Witt and Sean Henrickson from TCL brought the TCL Welding Simulator to the April Workforce Development Solutions Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, April 18. Sarah from the HBA started off with a 59 out of 100 and ended with a 88. Like your momma always said, "Practice makes perfect!"

Special thank you to Linda Klingman of HRCoastal for presenting AND sponsoring the April Workforce Development Lunch. Click on the HRCoastal logo below for more information on HRCoastal and contact Linda for all your workforce recruitment and retention needs!

For more information on the April Workforce Development Solutions Lunch and Learn presentations, contact Sarah via sarah@hhahba.com today!

50+ Attendees at April RMC Happy Hour at May River Flooring


HBA Executive Officer Meg James pictured with (from left to right), Kenny Nix of May River Flooring, Shellie West of the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and Daniella Squicquero of The Hilton Head Life. 

Thank you to May River Flooring for your hospitality and for the delicious food catered by Chipotle! For more information on May River Flooring and their full line of flooring offerings, please click their logo below!

300+ Student and Faculty Partners at Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence


Much to the surprise of the HBA, our partners at Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence nominated the HBA for an award and...we were selected! Thank you to Dr. Michael Lovecchio and his team at BJACE for nominating the HHA HBA for Outstanding Business and Industry Friend of Career and Technology Education Award given by the Career and Technology Education Administrators' Division of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. We are so honored to be in partnership with an organization dedicated to CATE improvement and innovation.

Did you know...that the HBA holds a seat on the BJACE Advisory Committee that shapes the curriculum at BJACE including but not limited to construction trade courses? If you are interested in learning more about BJACE or getting involved in the Advisory Committee, please visit their website here or contact HBA Staff at 843-681-9240 today!



Government Affairs Update

Discussions remain active on the local implementation of the following issues:
  • USPS Implementation of CBUs (Cluster Box Units)
  • Beaufort County and municipality specific watershed management and stormwater permitting as required by South Carolina DHEC.
  • H.4683 Beachfront Management Reform Act which includes wins for builders and developers on the coast of South Carolina. Special thank you to Senator Chip Campsen for his support of establishing an appeals process for future baseline and setback line establishments.
For more information on the above referenced bill or any current conversations regarding the local and state building industry, please contact Executive Officer Meg James via meg@hhahba.com.



# of Permits Pulled April 16-22


Beaufort County
Single Family New Construction-18
Single Family (Addition, Renovation, etc.)-29

Jasper County
Single Family New Construction-21
Single Family (Addition, Renovation, etc.)-1

For all of your weekly permit data needs in Beaufort or Jasper Counties, call on HBA member Construction Week. To learn more about Construction Week, visit their website here or email Paul Wachter at pwachterwp56@gmail.com. 


On the HBA Horizon

5/1: HBA Member Appreciation Night at Ferguson
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
114 Bluffton Rd-Bluffton
Register here

5/16: Education Foundation Scholarship Banquet
6:30 pm
South Carolina Yacht Club
10 Yacht Club Drive-Hilton Head Island
Register here

6/6: Paints and Pastries at Beaufort Glidden
7:30 am-9 am
1100 Ribaut Rd Suite 3-Beaufort
Register here

7/13-7/15: HBASC State Convention in Savannah
Education, Networking with HBA members across South Carolina and more!
Register here

8/4: 29th Annual Builders Cup Golf Tournament
9:00 am
Port Royal Golf Club-Hilton Head Island
Contact HBA Staff via info@hhahba.com for information on sponsorships, registration and volunteer opportunities. Registration will be updated and released by mid-May.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: HHA HBA Inaugural Fall Fishing Tournament

HDM Admin - Monday, January 22, 2018

For those of you who have been angling for an HBA Fishing Event, the HBA staff and the Fishing Tournament Committee proudly announce the HHA HBA Inaugural Fall Fishing Tournament on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center. 

Fishing enthusiasts will catch redfish, trout and flounder for over $4,000 in team payout!

The Captains Meeting for the tournament will be held the Friday evening before the Tournament start at first light on Saturday, October 8. Weigh-in will be strictly enforced between 3 PM and 5 PM on Saturday, October 8. Competitors and spectators alike will be welcomed to an after-tournament Fish Fry and Awards Ceremony to be held at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center on Saturday, October 8 from 4-7 PM.

For more information on sponsorship levels and team registrations, please review the Fishing Tournament package or contact the HBA Staff directly at 843-681-9240 or via info@hhahba.com.

Residential Permit Application Package

Meg James - Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Town of Bluffton Building Department has updated its Residential Permit Application Package in order to reflect changes in the Stormwater Affidavit. Please download the Residential Permit Application Package or the Stormwater Affidavit for your records.  


The Town of Bluffton Building Department will NOT hold its quarterly Contractor Meeting in November 2017

Meg James - Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Town of Bluffton Building Department will NOT hold its quarterly Contractor Meeting in November 2017 due to ongoing construction at Town Hall. Instead, Town of Bluffton staff has made the Contractor Notes available to you. Should you have any additional questions, please route them through Jenna Marstiller by calling 843-706-4538 or by emailing jmarstiller@townofbluffton.com.


The Town of Bluffton Building Department will be holding its quarterly Contractor Meeting

Meg James - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Town of Bluffton Building Department will be holding its quarterly Contractor Meeting on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall (20 Bridge Street). Refreshments will be provided before the meeting. Please make a plan to attend should you have any questions for the Town of Bluffton Building Department. 


Hilton Head Building Department is cracking down on a long standing Residential Building Commission

Meg James - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

February 9, 2016

According to multiple HHA HBA Builder members, the Town of Hilton Head Building Department is cracking down on a long standing Residential Building Commission stipulation that requires all Residential Specialty tradesmen performing work over $5,000 to be bonded. If you are a Residential Specialty tradesmen, please verify your bond status if you plan to do work over $5,000. If you are a Residential Builder, please verify with your subcontractors that they are in fact bonded. For more information on the requirement, visit the Town of Hilton Head website or LLR for information and FAQs about SC Specialty Contractor Licensing. 

Attention Builders, Remodelers and Elevator Contractors

Meg James - Thursday, May 05, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Attention Builders, Remodelers and Elevator Contractors: As of July 1, 2016, the Town of Hilton Head Island inspectors will not longer be responsible for elevator inspections. A certificate completed by an LLR approved elevator inspector will be required in order to pass CO. To find a list of currently approved LLR Elevator Inspectors, please visit the LLR website

TOWN OF HHI NOTICE

The 2015 International Residential Code updates will be effective July 1, 2016

Meg James - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Attention Builders, Remodelers and Elevator Contractors: As of July 1, 2016, the Town of Hilton Head Island inspectors will not longer be responsible for elevator inspections. A certificate completed by an LLR approved elevator inspector will be required in order to pass CO. To find a list of currently approved LLR Elevator Inspectors, please visit the LLR website

TOWN OF HHI NOTICE


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