National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large. The North Central West Virginia chapter is dedicated to the needs and education of our members and the betterment of the residential building industry.

March 8, 9, 10, 2019

Welcome to the Home Show

Last year's show, which was held at the Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park, was once again our best show ever, with 140 exhibitors occupying 208 spaces. Attendance was again phenomenal (it has ranged from 8500- 11,000 the last 3 years) and we are hoping to make this year's show even better.

The North Central West Virginia Home Builders Association "Home Show 2019" is scheduled to be held on March 8-10, 2019. The hours for the show will be from 12 pm - 7 pm on Friday, 10 am - 7 pm on Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm on Sunday.

West Virginia Division of Labor Licensing | HVAC Update Regarding Licensing

The West Virginia Division of Labor Licensing has issued a notice regarding HVAC licensing.

1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
State Capitol Complex - Building 3, Room 200 - Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Email: Licensing@wv.gov - Fax: (304) 558-5174 - Telephone: (304) 558-7890 - Website: labor.wv.gov


Regulation of Heating, Ventilating and Cooling Work

Changes were made to ยง21-16 by the Legislature during the 2018 session which will allow qualified applicants with 2,000 hours of experience and/or training working on heating, ventilating and cooling systems to acquire an HVAC Residential Technician certification without taking an examination.

Once the Emergency Rule has been approved by the Secretary of State and becomes active, HVAC Residential Technician applications will be available at the Division of Labor and our website www.labor.wv.gov and the Division will begin accepting and processing.

The time-period to acquire a certification without examination expires on December 31, 2019.

January 1, 2020: All HVAC Residential Technician applicants will be required to submit an examination score report with their application/affidavit and applicable fee.

Certified Aging in Place Specialist ("CAPS")

by NAHB Licensed Master Instructor Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS
NAHB's CAPS Educator of the Year, 2015

CAPS I - Marketing & Communicating With The Aging in Place Client
CAPS II - Design Concepts for Livable Homes & Aging in Place
CAPS III - Details & Solutions for Livable Homes & Aging in Place

All three classes are required to obtain the designation.

Classes to be held at:

The Pines Country Club
3062 Point Marion Road
Morgantown, WV 26505

Monday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm each day

Classes are $275 each for HBA members and $300 each for non-members.

6.0 CEUs available per class for NAHB designations, AIA, AIBD, AOTA, NKBA, ASID, and other.

Please call, text or email to reserve your space. (561) 685-5555 (Steve Hoffacker)

For questions, visit http://www.stevehoffacker.com/faq.

To register: http://www.stevehoffacker.com/caps-registration.

Over these 3 days of instruction, you will learn (among other topics) about:

  • The 3 aging in place market segments
  • How to appearl to each market segment
  • Using universal design as a baseline solution
  • Creating visitable homes
  • Interacting with other professionals
  • Assembling an effective delivery team
  • Conducting home assessments and audits
  • Marketing your services and selling the job
  • Legal considerations to keep in mind
  • Appealing to renters as well as homeowners
  • Commonly used and accepted solutions
  • Industry design trends
  • Challenges in delivering solutions
  • Determining market areas
  • Creating solutions for specific needs
  • Building codes and considerations
  • Changing human performance characteristics
  • Using technology to create solutions
  • Working with normal aging issues
  • Serving the special needs population

Do Business With A Member

Top Ten Reasons to Do Business with an Active Associate Member:

  1. They support NAHB at the local, state and national levels.
  2. They volunteer their time and talent to help the association accomplish its goals.
  3. They recruit their colleagues and business contacts to become members.
  4. They serve on committees and councils gaining valuable networking opportinities while helping to advance the association's mission.
  5. By doing so, you increase the value of your membership to the HBA.
  6. They are strong supporters of the local and state PACs and BUILD-PAC
  7. They are a major source of non-dues revenue through sponsorships, advertising, etc.
  8. As industry partners, they are a valuable resource for business and management tips.
  9. They are heavily invested in your business success: You win, they win!
  10. Why wouldn't you do business with a member?

Green Building and why it is important

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Mark Your Calendar:

September 20, 2018
Monthly Membership Meeting
Via Veneto
Clarksburg, WV

October 1-3, 2018
CAPS Classes
Pines Country Club
Morgantown, WV

October 4-6, 2018
Fall State Quarterly Meeting
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Farmington, PA

October 18, 2018
Monthly Membership Meeting
Pines Country Club
Morgantown, WV

November 18, 2018
Bi-Centennial House
Buckhannon, WV

December 7, 2018
Christmas Party
Erickson Alumni Center

March 8-10, 2019
Morgantown Home Show
Mylan Park
Morgantown, WV