NCHBA News
Team from Mooresville Wins Carpentry Contest

NCHBA helped out at the 29th Annual Carpentry Apprentice Contest at the NC State Fair in October. Congratulations to the winning team of Stephen Broy / Christopher Sherrill from NF Woods Advanced Technical School in Mooresville, N. C.

Overall, there were 21 two-person teams from local high schools with carpentry programs. Buddy Hughes, past NCHBA President from Lexington, headed up the NCHBA judges: Robert Crouch and his son from Hickory, Darrell Patterson from Raleigh, Erik Anderson from Winston-Salem, Holly Fraccaro from Durham, Charles Mullen from Rocky Mount, and John Mertz from Asheville.

“This was a great showcase of the carpentry skills of our future builders and carpenters,” said Kep Paylor, NCHBA Director of Construction Careers, who participated on the planning committee with Buddy Hughes.

Save the Date for NCHBA Regional Meetings

NCHBA will host its annual Regional Meetings around the state the week of February 2-6, 2015. One meeting will be held in each of the ten NCHBA geographical regions, and all members –specifically local presidents, vice presidents, executive officers, and board members –are invited to attend at no charge. The purposes of the meetings are to help local associations understand the services the state association provides, introduce the NCHBA senior officers and staff, and facilitate a discussion of local issues.

Look for more information about each meeting, including location and time, in the NCHBA Monday Briefing. General questions about the meetings may be directed to your RVP or NCHBA staff members Kathryn Stansbury or Heather Massengill.

February 2: Region 10 and Region 2 February 3: Region 9 and Region 1 February 4: Region 8 and Region 5 February 5: Region 7 and Region 3 February 6: Region 6 and Region 4

NAHB Offers New Electronic Contracts and Subscription Service

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its new contracts and subscription website, www.nahbcontracts.com.The website offers access to a variety of residential construction form contracts and

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s 1st Place Team ofStephen Broy / Christopher Sherrillfrom NF Woods Advanced Tech (Mooresville NC) pose with NCHBA Past President Erik Anderson and Joe Reardon of NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
s The NCHBAjudges: (front rowl-r) Buddy Hughes, Erik Anderson, Holly Fraccaro, DarrellPatterson, (back rowl-r) Robert Crouch and his son, Charles Mullen and John Mertz.

documents developed by NAHB, exclusively for home builders and remodelers. It also provides some dynamic features including track changes technology and custom templates.

“This new site offers industry professionals customizable contracts designed specifically for the needs of our industry,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and remodeler from Wilmington, Del. “Builders and remodelers can save themselves hours of work, which translates into hundreds of dollars saved with each contract used.”

NAHB’s legal team has chosen some of the most useful contract documents developed by builders. There are 27 different contracts to choose from including construction contracts, contracts for sales of completed homes, those for remodeling, subcontracts and many more.

Builders and remodelers are able to choose the subscription option that best meets their needs:

• Annual subscription to the full website of contract documents

• Annual subscription to a single contract document

• Single-use contract document

Contracts and pricing options can be found at nahbcontracts.com.

Winter 2014