Outer Banks Home Builders Association

The Outer Banks Home Builders Association is a professional trade organization dedicated to informing, educating and promoting the members of the building industry. Commonly known as the OBHBA, we were officially chartered by the National Association of Home Builders in 1979 and grew from about 37 people to our current number with a higher spike in the mid-2000’s. Our membership is comprised not only of licensed building contractors, but skilled trades people, building material suppliers, bankers, insurance agents, Realtors, decorators, designers, and many others who provide support services to the building industry on the Outer Banks. And our membership is growing again.

Additionally, our 500 members live and work in the communities where they build and are committed to building better homes as well as better lives through service to their community. Both individually and as an Association, they give back to our community, building handicap ramps, collecting and donating food and money to the local Food Pantry, awarding an average of $9,000 in scholarships to local students each year and supporting other local charities as requests come in. Many of our members are active as scout leaders, serve on town and county boards and are heavily involved in civic organizations, church and coaching. When you do business with members of the Outer Banks Home Builders Association, you are dealing with people who call this narrow strip of sand “home.” And it shows.

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  • 2 days ago by Outer Banks Home Builders Association

    Outer Banks Home Builders Association
    Outer Banks Home Builders Association shared Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association's post.
    Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association
  • 3 days ago by Outer Banks Home Builders Association

    Outer Banks Home Builders Association
    Yes, we are in full-blown Parade of Homes mode, but this announcement is worthy of interrupting all of that exciting publicity. If Hurricane Florence had come to visit us, we would not be having a Parade of Homes this year. So, now we can show our gratitude at being almost untouched and support the relief efforts of our State Association.
     
    Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund
    Hurricane Florence left a wide path of destruction throughout the entire state and especially in central and eastern North Carolina.
     
    In light of this disaster, the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. (NCHBECF) announced the establishment of the “Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund” to aid members of the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) in recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence.
     
    You can donate online with a credit card at https://www.eservice...NfUu8=&ver=3
     
    or send a check addressed to:
     
    Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund
    NCHBA
    PO Box 99090
    Raleigh, NC 27624
     
    “Since rivers have yet to crest and flood waters recede, accurate damage estimates are not yet possible, however, we know our members in the affected areas have suffered greatly along with our fellow citizens,” said Gary Embler, NCHBECF Chairman. “We intend to help our members so they can in turn assist their neighbors.”
     
    “The NCHBECF is a Sec. 501 (c)(3) entity conferring federal tax deductibility to donations,” said Mike Carpenter, NCHBA Executive Vice President. “I know our members will give generously in order to make the greatest impact possible.”
     
    “As has always been the case in past natural disasters, home builders and tradespeople will be leading the way in rebuilding our state,” added current NCHBA President Alan Banks.
    Yes, we are in full-blown Parade of Homes mode, but this announcement
  • 1 week ago by Outer Banks Home Builders Association

    Outer Banks Home Builders Association
    Other than our neighbors on Hatteras Island, it appears we are as close to unscathed as it gets. Below is the 8 am bulletin from Dare County Emergency Management. The office will remain closed until I am able to cross the Wright Memorial bridge.
     
    Dare County Emergency Bulletin
    A hurricane warning and storm surge warning remain in effect for Dare County. Some areas, particularly N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, will continue to experience ocean overwash. Wind and rain are expected to continue. For updated weather information, visit http://www.weather.gov/mhx.
     
    The mandatory evacuation for all residents and visitors remains in effect. Entry into the county is restricted and only those with a Priority One Critical Personnel Pass issued by Dare County Emergency Management or a Critical Needs Pass issued by Currituck County Emergency Management are allowed access.
     
    Please stay out of the ocean. Swimming is prohibited throughout the county and conditions are dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers.
     
    North of Oregon Inlet
     
    Starting this morning, damage assessment teams will be working to assess conditions and reentry guidelines will be established once conditions are deemed safe. As soon as reentry procedures are set, the information will be distributed via the county’s emergency notification system. Sign up to receive the alerts via text, voice or email at http://www.darenc.com/emergencyalerts. Or visit http://www.darenc.com for updated information.
     
    Hatteras Island
     
    N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island remains closed due to ocean overwash and will remain closed until both the road and its bridges can be cleared of debris, inspected for structural damage, and repaired as necessary. Inspections will take place as soon as conditions allow.
     
    Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative reports that 97 customers on Hatteras Island are without power this morning.
    Newport/Morehead City, NC
  • 1 week ago by Outer Banks Home Builders Association

    Outer Banks Home Builders Association
    Now is the time to do the things you can do easily, while being calm but savvy! It won't hurt anything to pick up the yard debris, loose ornamental items, secure or stow porch furniture, etc. It appears that the impacts of this storm will be significant regardless of where she makes landfall - or even if she stays off the coast. Check lists are helpful. And, while it is far too soon to know the path or the outcome, we can know that being prepared will make a difference for life and property.
    NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
  • 2 weeks ago by Outer Banks Home Builders Association

    Outer Banks Home Builders Association
    This is a bonus, from Forrest Seal L.L.C., the builder of 2018 Parade House #7 in Duck. An interior sneak peek! See the details at https//obhomebuilders.org/welcome-letter/ Click on "Homes" and then preview them all by clicking on each house photo!
    Forrest Seal L.L.C.
  • 2 weeks ago by Outer Banks Home Builders Association

    Outer Banks Home Builders Association
    Congrats on your first NBS cover Milepost Living Photography, Elizabeth Neal!
    North Beach Sun