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Local Home Builders Association and Members Win Statewide Awards

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association(WCFHBA) and local builder members were recognized in Charlotte last week.  Builder companies Stevens Fine Homes, Fasse bldgs., RMB Building & Design and Riptide Builders LLC received awards in multiple categories.  The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association also took home awards,...

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WILMINGTON—The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association celebrated 50 years of representing the building and development industry in southeastern North Carolina last week. The Association’s “50th Birthday Bash” celebration was held Thursday, November 5 at Brooklyn Arts Center in Downtown Wilmington.  The 200-guest event featured a lavish comfort food buffet, a...

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NAECA Changes will Impact the Design of Water Heaters

The U.S. Department of Energy regulates minimum energy efficiency requirements for water heaters. The first set of regulations – known as the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) – were created in 1990 and later updated in 2004 to the current standards. A new update to the rules for...

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WCFHBA Celebrates 50 Years

Chartered in 1965, the Wilmington Cape Fear Home Builders Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Association has grown tremendously from its humble beginnings and currently has both full and part-time staff members, a 28-member board of directors, and over 800 members. The history of the housing...

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President’s Pen – January 2015

It’s no secret the industry, and in turn, the Association took a hit over the last several years. But our numbers are climbing back up and the industry is showing some very positive signs. Conditions are improving, but it’s a much different market than we were in before the...

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Installation of 2015 Officers and Board of Directors

The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) announces the installation of its 2015 president, Shawn Horton, who along with the North Carolina Home Builders Association region one Vice President, Hiram Williams, swore in the 2015 officers and board of directors at a meeting in mid-December. The new individuals will...

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Lobbying Expense Portion of 2015 NCHBA Regular and Affiliate Member Dues

In 1993, the U.S. Congress enacted the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 which contains a provision affecting trade associations like NCHBA. The act provides that for tax years beginning in 1994, taxpayers will no longer be able to deduct from their federal income taxes any portion of their association dues...

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New OSHA Reporting Requirements Start January 1

Beginning Jan. 1, 2015*, employers will be required to report all work-related fatalities to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration within eight hours, and allin-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident. Previously, employers were only required to report workplace fatalities and...

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Chili Cookoff Winners Announced

  The Association held a Chili Cookoff in conjunction with its November Membership Mixer on November 13. Fourteen members battled it out for the titles of Overall Winner and People’s Choice Winner. Acousticreations was number one with the official judges to snag the Overall Winner Award and Just Perfect! Home Staging +...

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