During the month of November we will be collecting items to donate to the Orland Township Food Pantry. Members can bring their donations to our General Membership Meeting at Horton’s Lighting in LaGrange on Thursday, November 16th. More details on that event to follow…
The following items are suggested items that the Food Pantry requested:
Macaroni & Cheese
Pancake Mix/Pancake Syrup
Graham Crackers/ White Crackers
Cake Mixes/Jello/ Pudding
Baby Food/Baby Diapers
If you are unable to attend the event on the 16th, you may drop off donations at our
10767 163rd Pl., Orland Park.
The SouthWest Suburban Home Builders Association & Home Builders Association of Illinois Cordially Invite You and Your Guests to attend the Inaugural Ball for the Incoming 2018 Officers and Board of Directors and 2017 Awards Ceremony.
Henry Coyle of Coyle Construction will be installed as the new
2018 SSHBA President
E. Patrick Franz of Clairmont, Ltd. will be installed
as the new 2018 HBAI President
Friday, December 1, 2017
Mistwood Golf Club
1700 Renwick Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
$100 per person
6:00 p.m. – Cocktails / Pictures
7:00 p.m. – Program
8:00 p.m. – Dinner
Followed by live entertainment from Chicago DJs
(Evening Attire Required)
Bring your friends, family and/or employees to celebrate the holidays! Tables of 8 or 10 are available!
To make your reservation, please call the SSHBA office at
708-349-4242, Email us at email@example.com or
Register online below!
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. WE ARE TAKING NAMES FOR A WAITING LIST.
Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
Please register by Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017.
This year SSHBA President Henry Coyle will be collecting gifts for the Ronald McDonald House ………. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, please drop off a gift at the SSHBA Office by December 14th.
Ronald McDonald House – Wish List
Individually wrapped snack foods, Small pocket sized spiral notepads, Chapstick, Umbrellas, Dish wands and sponge refills for wands, Gift cards to Home Depot and Target.
The mobile medical clinic delivers cost effective care directly to under-served children in their own neighborhood. Items needed – Travel Sizes
Toothpaste/toothbrushes, lotion, shampoo & conditioner, antibacterial gel & deodorant, mittens, gloves, socks for kids/teens and new and unused school supplies.
If you would like to donate a toy it should be unwrapped and the age group would be for babies and teens.
Our first tour of homes really started out with a bang. The participating builders and their subs got together for a great kick off party at Doc’s in Mokena. It is great to see the pride everyone takes in the creation of homes. There was a large variety of homes participating in the event.
Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Ball on December 1st. We will welcome Henry Coyle as our next president. We also have the honor of welcoming our own Pat Franz as president of the Home Builders Association of Illinois. The joint event will be held at the newly revamped Mistwood in Romeoville.
As you probably know, there are many resignations or announcements not to run in the next election by our state legislators. While some are running for a higher office, it seems many are quitting due to the partisan fighting in Springfield. If you know any good candidates in one of these districts, please let Bill Ward know.
Don’t forget to register for the International Builders Show this January in Orlando.
Our own Home Builders Association of Illinois is running a HomePAC Fundraiser this year to increase our voice in Springfield. Now until December 1, the Mega 50/50 Raffle tickets will be sold for $20 each. One winner to be selected on December 1 at the Inaugural Ball. There are also monthly drawings for door prizes. Winners of a monthly prize are still eligible for the mega raffle grand prize. Please contact the office if you wish to purchase a ticket.
And as always – do business with a member.
As I write this, we all need to be thankful for what we have. Texans are fighting floodwaters rising to historic levels as Hurricane Harvey pounds the Lone Star State. NAHB will be working closely with state and local home builder associations in the region to help them meet the needs of members who have been affected by the storm. They will also provide resources to support our members as they help families rebuild. There are many ways you can help right now. The Department of Homeland Security encourages donations to be funneled through the National Voluntary Organizations Involved in Disaster. Donations are also being directed to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by the Red Cross and Salvation Army via their websites and by texting UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund.
After a year of preparation and hard work, our new Tour of Homes is here. I encourage you to come out and see all the homes that have been entered this year. Visit http://sshbatourofhomes.com/ to check out all the builders who are participating in this epic event. We are having a kick off party on September 20, 2017. Come on out and join us at Doc’s Smokehouse in Mokena where the entrants will be introduced. You can also enjoy some live music by Matt, Zach and Tom. Please call the office for more information.
I want to send a special thank you to Dave Barry and his Autobahn committee for another fun and successful outing. This years trophy has moved onto a new home, with Southwest Fireplace grabbing first place.
Don’t forget to register for the International Builders Show this January in Orlando. NAHB members can still register for their free expo pass or save $100 on a full registration. Spouse registration is also free.
The online application for the 2018 NAHB committee and council board of trustees appointments is now open, and I strongly encourage all those who may be interested in serving on a committee at the national level to submit an application. Applications must be submitted before Friday, September 22, so don’t delay. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Keep an eye out for our new Octoberfest raffle. Information will be coming out soon.
The next time you call the office, you might hear a new voice. Please say HI to our new assistant, Mary Ann.
And as always – do business with a member