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OctOBEr, 2012
twenty-six build-
ers and remodelers
came out on Sep-
tember 12 to meet
with HBA member
vendors, suppliers
and trade contrac-
tors at the Fall re-
verse trade Show.
With just three and
a half minutes each
to introduce them-
selves and their
products to each builder, the
vendors were under the gun to
put their best foot forward. Build-
ers who attended the show com-
mented that it was a great way
to learn about new products and
services from new and existing
vendor partners in a stress-free
and fun environment. Several
builders stated on their feed-
back forms that they would be
using new products or services
as a result of this show. “I made
26 sales calls in 104 minutes –
that is a huge value for us!” said
Nate Bond of ProBuild. Other
vendors who attended the show
commented that the show was
not only a good value and great
exposure, but it was also fun! A
huge thank you goes out from
the HBA to all of the builders and
vendors who took part in the Fall
reverse trade Show.
What you may have missed at recent HBA
events. Don’t miss out on upcoming events,
see what’s in store for October on page 4!
Members gathered for the bi-
monthly All Member Lunch on
September 13 hosted by Kaiser
Permanente. randy Sebastian
shared his story of “Getting
From there to Here” – notably
how he learned on the job and
went from not being able to read
a two story floor plan (which
sparked much laughter from the
crowd) to running renaissance
Homes. renaissance Homes has
participated in a number of NW
Natural Street of Dreams over
the years, taking home more
than one best-in-show award.
randy is an affable and enter-
taining speaker, and his story
reflected many of those in the
room – a rise to success from
humble beginnings and then a
re-structuring of priorities during
the recent lean times, resulting
in a better product and a better
quality of life and business prac-
tices for him and his employees.
HBA President, Gordon root,
spent a few minutes introducing
the new members in the room
and congratulated everyone for
being “survivors” and applaud-
ing the continued growth and
improvements in the industry
and marketplace. the delicious
steak lunch buffet was provided
by celebrate! catering.
Tim Nacrelli debuts a new product from Zepak to Gary Clark of TA Liesy Homes.
In early September, the HBA
hosted the first of our Builder So-
cial events in the columbia river
Gorge. Over 20 members and
non-members attended the so-
cial at the Big Horse Brew Pub in
Hood river. the social, sponsored
by Ferguson and NWNatural, pro-
vided a way to network and share
information regarding issues in
the area. We look forward to do-
ing another one in Hood river in
the spring. Keep your eyes out for
upcoming events in clackamas,
Yamhill, Washington and colum-
bia counties.
Bi-Monthly All Member Lunch
continues to draw a large crowd
Hood River
Gorge Social
Reverse Trade Show: 26
sales calls in 104 minutes,
you can’t beat that!
A large crowd enjoyed a great lunch and even better company while listening to an entertaining chat with Randy Sebastian of Renaissance Homes.
Builders and Vendors gather for cocktails
to finish conversations cut short earlier in
the evening.
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the directory will be given out to current HBA members
along with those that join throughout the year.
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vides a fantastic opportunity for promoting your busi-
ness to other members of the building industry.
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