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Nov. 1 Deadline for 2014 Committee Interest
TAB relies on the leadership of our members to provide expertise and experience on the issues and challenges facing our industry. As such, all members of the association are invited to indicate their interest in serving on the various committees and councils.

Visit our website and log in to find a list of committees and descriptions of their responsibilities. Please complete the form at the bottom of the web page to express your interest in joining a committee by Nov. 1. Final appointments for 2014 committee/council/task force participation will be made by Dec. 31, 2013.

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Accepting Donations for the Breedlove Build in West

The Texas Builders Foundation is accepting materials, labor and monetary donations so that we can complete the home being built for Gwen Breedlove. As you know, Gwen's home was destroyed in the West Fertilizer Plant explosion in April. Stylecraft Builders, Inc. is serving as build project manager and has secured many of the materials needed to build the home, but we cannot complete Gwen's new home without your support!
  • To see a list of materials and labor donations that are still needed, click here.
  • To make a monetary donation, click here.
Thank you for helping us make this new home a reality for Gwen.

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Statewide Membership Drive Results
Nineteen local HBAs participated in the statewide membership drive that was held Oct. 2–3, and we are pleased to report that 524 new members were recruited over the two days of the drive. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the drive's success. Your efforts to grow the association are very much appreciated. And, to our new members — welcome! We also want to thank our 2013 membership drive sponsors, Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Larcon Electric L.C., Sinclair Heating Cooling Plumbing Inc., and Stucco Plus. We greatly appreciate your support and commitment to the association.

A contest was held in conjunction with the membership drive, and winning HBAs will be recognized at TAB's fall board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. Additionally, winners of May's individual recruiter contest will be announced, and cash prizes will be awarded. Join us to celebrate all our members and local home builders associations during TAB's fall meetings.

Thank You Membership Drive Sponsors:
(As of 10/10/13)

Annice Stephens and Brian Winn

Tom and Beth Sinclair

Mike Owens

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2nd Annual Leadership Conference
All members are invited to attend TAB's Leadership Conference where we will discuss some revolutionary ideas that might be essential to the prosperity of our home builders associations. The conference will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, 9 – 11 a.m., during TAB's fall board meetings. As a follow up to last year's wildly successful and thought-provoking conference (an event that is still being talked about), we are looking forward to continuing the discussion on relevancy and what it will take for our association to thrive in the future. Don't miss this event! The conference is free, but you must register. View the Leadership Conference flyer here.

Thank You Leadership Conference Sponsor:
(As of 10/18/13)

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New TAB Contracts Package — Now Online
The new 2013-2015 Texas Residential Construction Contracts Package is now available for purchase and access online. At a cost of only $299.99 plus tax, the package of contracts and related addenda can save you thousands of dollars in legal fees. Preview a PDF of the Table of Contents to see all the items included in the package.

Available only to builder and remodeler members of the Texas Association of Builders, TAB's contracts package subscription is your blueprint for typical construction and remodeling transactions in the State of Texas. The subscription includes any needed updates that may occur during the two year cycle.

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2013 Texas Housing Hall of Honor and Excellence in Leadership Dinner Tickets

Join us for the 2013 Excellence in Leadership Dinner and annual induction of the Texas Housing Hall of Honor. The black-tie event at the Driskill Hotel in Austin on Nov. 21, 2013 will include TAB officer installation and leader recognition. During the celebration, the Texas Association of Builders will posthumously honor E.J. Burke, Jr. as the sole 2013 inductee into the Texas Housing Hall of Honor. The reception will begin at 7 p.m. and dinner will start at 7:30 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

Thank You Sponsors:
(As of 10/10/13)


E.J. Burke, Jr. Family



Bob Garrett, Fair Management Company
Tyler, Texas

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Fall Meetings Nov. 21 - 22
The next meeting of the TAB Board of Directors will be in Austin on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Driskill Hotel. All members are encouraged to attend and participate in the governance of the association. Click here to register and make hotel reservations.

Thank You Sponsors:
(As of 10/10/13)

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Date Event Location
Nov. 20-21 TAB Fall Board Meeting Driskill Hotel, Austin
Nov. 21 Texas Housing Hall of Honor and Excellence in Leadership Dinner Driskill Hotel, Austin

  For a complete list of upcoming events, click here.

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