Badger Craftsman Awards are Back – Not just for Builders! Join the best in our industry by entering the 2021 Badger Craftsman Awards, presented by the Wisconsin Builders Association and Johnson Financial Group. The Badger Craftsman Awards offer recognition to members of the association for excellence in new home development, construction, and remodeling, while also highlighting our associate members’ accomplishments. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your outstanding achievements! Visit www.wisbuild.org/badgercraftsman to apply
Mark Your Calendar:
July 14: WBA Member Meeting Day | The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva – Three meetings in one! Speakers TBA
July 14: 2021 Celebration of Housing | The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva – Join us for a fun night (with two complimentary cocktail hours) and celebrate all the accomplishments of the housing industry!
July 15: WB Foundation Golf Outing | Geneva National Resort & Club, Trevino Course, Lake Geneva – Your attendance will go towards promoting and supporting future WI builders. Visit www.wisbuild.org/wba-events to register
Quick Legislative Recap
Bills Already Passed this Session:
– No state taxation of PPP loans; 2021 WI Act 1
– Immunity from COVID-19 related lawsuits except in case of reckless or wanton conduit, intentional misconduct; 2021 WI Act 4
Actively Working to Pass:
– Permit extension and guidance for occupancy permits allowed without some inspections
– Additional POWTS plan review positions at DSPS
– Easier approval of small commercial plan reviews
– State budget that does not increase cost of housing & encourages workforce housing
Member/BOD Meeting Follow-Up
For those who were not able to join us January 22nd for our member meeting day, the packet, nahb recording, and their respective powerpoint presentations have been linked on this page. Please feel free to use for yourself or share with members.
New Affinity Partner!
We are excited to announce a new affinity partner has been approved. Interested in a career as a professional home inspector? Partner with one of the nation’s most trusted home inspection schools. Inspection Certification Associates (ICA)’s home inspection training is one of the best ways to receive the training you need to become a certified home inspector. Visit https://icaschool.com/ to learn more information.
WBA 2020 Highlights – Click on the link to view the 2020 Summary sheet which gives a good overview of the successes and benefits provided over the last year.
New Home Construction Increases 10 Percent in 2020. Click here to view building permit numbers
WBA Installs 2021 leadership Committee
Save the Date – As a reminder, the next member/BOD meeting will be held on July 14 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Following the meeting, we will be having a Celebration of Housing which is in place of the installation celebration that was supposed to take place this month. The event will feature a dinner, address by WBA President Abe Degnan, and award presentations. The next morning (July 15) will be the WB Foundation Golf outing. We hope many of you can and will attend, and will help us promote this event; I think we’re all looking forward to some normalcy, hopefully this summer! Don’t forget, the onsite hotel at SentryWorld will be up and running by the time of our event which will make a convenient stay for those participating in all events.