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Education Sponsor

Education

The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area's mission includes the support of educational initiatives within our community. With education as one of the foundations of our association, we offer a variety of opportunities and venues for professional development and education that include the following and more.

Testimonials

"Thank you for all of the relevant information you provided in the class last week.  It was truly a great experience interacting with other peers and exchanging ideas in that format.  I was initially skeptical about a zoom class but your professionalism and personal stories really made the experience enjoyable and informative."  Don Bialk, Construction Design, Inc. of Manistee.  Given to our NAHB instructor Tag Gilkeson

"The HBA CAPS Certification course offers a wealth of information to any builder or other professional, interested in expanding their knowledge of incorporating spaces for seniors or anyone requiring additional accommodations, with the goal towards staying in their existing home.  This valuable class can help improve your business for a growing market."  Mike McCumby, Saxton-McCumby Builders, Inc.

Upcoming Classes

For assistance in  registering for classes please call the HBA office at 231-946-2305 or email debbie@hbagta.com.

Build a Better House Series

Sept. 21st, Oct. 5th, Oct. 17th, Nov. 2nd, Nov. 9th, and Dec. 7th
5:30 p.m.
@ NMC's Construction Technology Lab
2525 Aero Park Dr., Traverse City
Dinner is Included

The HBA is teaming up again with local vendors and NMC to bring our builders a unique opportunity to see the latest in building products and have a hands-on installation demonstration right along side students currently enrolled in NMC's Construction Technology Program! A great time to encourage and meet the future skilled trades workforce!

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Sept. 21st @ 5:30 p.m.

4

Nov. 2nd @ 5:30 p.m.

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Oct. 5th @ 5:30 p.m.

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Nov. 9th @ 5:30 p.m.

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Oct. 17th | 5:30 p.m.

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Dec. 7th @ 5:30 p.m.

NAHB Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
October 3, 4, 5, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Virtual Via Zoom
All 3 CAPS classes are required for certification.

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

The baby boom generation has many choices as this large population of potential clients for remodelers, builders, contractors and occupational therapists considers where to live — but overwhelmingly, seniors would prefer to stay in their own homes. The CAPS designation offers your potential clients what they need most: reassurance that you’ll help them make the choices that will help them stay in their homes safely and securely.In addition, the CAPS designation helps you make your clients’ homes more “visitable.” Even if the home owners don’t think they need additional task lighting, grab bars, and other home modifications for their own use, their family members and visitors might. CAPS helps you help your clients make the right choices, and it gives you more security in remodeling market niche that’s continuing to grow in popularity.

These classes takes place via Zoom in real time where you will be able to interact with your instructor and fellow industry professionals from across the country.

Marketing & Communicating
with the Aging-In-Place Client (CAPS I)

Design Concepts for Livable Homes &
Aging-In-Place (CAPS II)

Details & Solutions for Livable Homes
& Aging-In-Place (CAPS III)

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Financial Management
October 20, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Virtual Via Zoom
Improve your understanding of financial reports and learn how to use analytical tools that increase profit potential and add important data to decision making. This course for building professionals explores many tools that will allow you to take your company’s financial temperature and other vital signs and choose corrective measures to assure continued business health. Learn how to start with business plans, budgets, and goals, informed by your local business potential, and choose the most profitable paths to move forward. Learn about specific financial tools, including ratio analysis tips, pricing formulas, labor burden calculators, and slippage calculators, which will help you make money on all projects. Finally, we will demonstrate the value and use of pro forma analysis to predict profits and cash flows.

Class is held via Zoom.  Interact with your instructor and industry professionals from across the country!

CPR & First Aid Certification
October 26, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
In-Person

CLASS IS FULL - Please call the HBA Office to be put on the waiting list, 231-946-2305.

Are you prepared to handle most jobsite injuries? Do you know what to do in case of an emergency?

Recent changes in the law require that contractors ensure that at least one person with a valid certificate in first aid training shall be present at each worksite to render first aid. In addition, where a single employee worksite exists, the employer is required to have a written plan that is communicated to all employees. Further, medically approved first aid kits are required on site.

Join us for a course that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and peace of mind that you can handle worksite accidents and emergencies. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive the American Heart Association First Aid Certificate.

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Land Development:  Getting Started, Business Management, and Financing
November 17, 2022
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Virtual Via Zoom

Becoming a land developer is not for the meek. But successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This course will introduce participants to the land acquisition and development process and explore the crucial first steps to becoming a successful developer. You will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small projects (2 – 50 lots) and discuss which business structure is best for your business. Participants will get a balanced perspective on what it takes to develop land and, more importantly, learn approaches to limit risk and maximize profits. The level of content in this course is for the novice learner.

Class is held via Zoom.  Interact with your instructor and industry professionals from across the country!

CPR & First Aid Certification
November 29, 2022
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
In-Person

Are you prepared to handle most jobsite injuries? Do you know what to do in case of an emergency?

Recent changes in the law require that contractors ensure that at least one person with a valid certificate in first aid training shall be present at each worksite to render first aid. In addition, where a single employee worksite exists, the employer is required to have a written plan that is communicated to all employees. Further, medically approved first aid kits are required on site.

Join us for a course that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and peace of mind that you can handle worksite accidents and emergencies. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive the American Heart Association First Aid Certificate.

HBAGTA Educational Partners

The HBAGTA is proud to work with these amazing partners to bring you a wider scope of classes.
From online classes to a more formal education, turn to the HBAGTA and our partners for our educational needs.

Education Program Yearly Sponsorship Opportunities

Education is one of the HBAGTA’s Core Values:  We know a well-educated membership is the cornerstone of the home building industry.  We believe that the HBAGTA has the possibility and opportunity to facilitate learning for every member and that every member has the obligation to acquire new knowledge, skills, values, and habits to support the communities perception of our industry.

Exclusive Platinum Sponsor
$5,500*

 

  • Logo recognition in all education promotion
  • Signage at each class
  • 2-3 minutes of speaking opportunity at beginning of each class
  • Tabletop display space at in-person classes
  • Registration for 2 attendees at each class
  • List of attendees with addresses
  • Logo recognition in the email signature of the HBAGTA Education Coordinator
  • Logo recognition in the bi-weekly Tuesday Toolbox e-newsletter
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the hbagta.com homepage
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the online class registration page

*Sponsorship fees are prorated

Gold Sponsor - Limit 4
$2,000*

 

  • Signage at each class
  • 2-3 minutes of speaking opportunity at beginning of each class
  • Tabletop display space at in-person classes
  • List of attendees upon request
  • Logo recognition in the email signature of the HBAGTA Education Coordinator
  • Logo recognition in the bi-weekly Tuesday Toolbox e-newsletter
  • Logo recognition on the hbagta.com upcoming classes webpage
  • Logo recognition on the online class registration page

*Sponsorship fees are prorated

Contact Lauren or Debbie for more information, 231-946-2305.