2013 Parade Winners
Karen Blick, Rex Harrison, and Jon Vaughn with the Clarksville Home Builders Association strive to ensure the home development industry keeps giving back to the community.
With home development and construction being the second largest civilian industry in Clarksville-Montgomery County, there’s no denying that the impact that industry has upon the lives of its community is significant. While there are officials in place to ensure that strict safety codes are abided by, it’s those in the industry itself who are making strides in ensuring they go above and beyond to keep Clarksville’s future positive. The Clarksville Home Builders Association continues to be a big aspect in keeping this future on track.A community vision“Our mission is to keep housing affordable in Clarksville-Montgomery County, develop homes with the latest trends and plans that are attractive to all generations,” said Karen Blick, executive officer of the Clarksville Home Builders Association. The city is constantly growing, and even through tough financial times, members of the HBA are always seeking to give that extra push to provide good quality homes. “We partner with the local financial institutions in an effort to help families live the American dream of homeownership.”
That’s really just where their efforts begin. It’s great for those building properties that home development is one of the biggest industries locally, and it makes good business sense to ensure people are able to buy the homes you’re building. But it goes deeper than that – in order to really understand the importance of the HBA, it helps to see what the industry does for the community it works within.
“Before a builder can even begin work on a lot, there are permits, inspection fees, environmental and impact fees that they have to pay for,” Jon Vaughn said in discussing the very first financial investments made in the local area, often before a home is sold. “So then the county in turn puts that money back into schools and communities – it’s that trickle-down effect. It’s one of the best ways to get an economy going.” For every 1,100 homes built in Montgomery County, there are a total of 1,503 local jobs created and $9,699,000 in local taxes collected
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle - Jun. 21, 2013
Clarksville Home Builders Assoc. Parade of Homes
Thursday- Sunday, Sept. 26-29, 2013
See Sunday Sept. 22nd Leaf Chronicle for Parade Guide with addresses
Clarksville Home Builders Assoc. Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:30 a.m. - 1p.m.
Clarksville Realtors Office = Community Hall in lower level
115 Center Point Dr
Clarksville, TN 37040 – Please RSVP
HBA Skeet Trap, Sporting Clay Combo Tournament
Saturday October 26, 2013 2 tournaments 8am—4pm
Mont Co Shooting Complex 4201 Southside Rd Southside TN
Call office for registration.
Gearing up for 2013
Parade of Homes September 26-29