Committees & Councils

Legislative Committee

Mission: To create a positive image for the building community among elected officials and the public.  The HBAR territory covers 12 jurisdictions; the four largest being the City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Hanover County, and Henrico County.  Each has its unique set of challenges for the building industry.  The Legislative Committee engages the local governments to be more effective on local policy initiatives.

Meets: First Tuesday of every month at 8:30AM

For more information or to visit a meeting, contact Dean Goodson, Director of Government Affairs at dgoodson@hbar.org

Remodelers Council

The Remodelers Council strengthens and protects their businesses through access to education, resources, information, discounts and networking opportunities.  The Remodelers Council will meet quarterly. Check the website for meeting dates.

For more information or to visit a meeting, contact Suzzie Dodson, Remodelers Council Chair, suzzie@bkmartin.com

Associate Council

The Associate Council mission is to improve Builder and Associate member relations, supporting the future growth of the Association by members doing business with members, partnering their efforts to ensure continuing education, support of legislative issues, and community service. This council meets the second Wednesday of every month at 9:00 AM (excluding July).
To join Associate Council or come to a meeting contact Jeff Hall, Associate Council Chair, hallje@fireside.com

Membership Committee

The membership Committee meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 11:00 AM (excluding July). It is comprised of builder and associate members. Its focus is both recruitment and retention of members. The membership committee also coordinates annual membership drives, HBAR University & helps with the annual renewal program as well.
To join Membership Committee or come to a meeting contact Cindy Brown, Membership Chair, CBrown@tfcrecycling.com

Richmond Multifamily Housing Council

MFHC's mission is to raise the level and standards of professional multifamily housing development, professional multifamily housing construction, and professional multifamily housing operation.
The council will try to improve the multifamily housing industry in every way including protecting the consumer. The council also provides services and benefits to members to assist them in performance of their duties and provides a forum for free exchange of information between members.
 To join MFHC or come to a meeting contact Mark Kronenthal, MFHC Chair, mkronenthal@rothjackson.com

Sales & Marketing Council

The Sales and Marketing Council meets the third Thursday of every month  at 10:00 AM (excluding July) has a mission to increase professionalism in the marketing and sales of new homes.

SMC members are builders, sales managers and salespeople, marketing directors and researchers, Realtors®, architects and designers, leasing agents, media representatives and advertising consultants.

Benefits include education and training and the Local Awards program in addition to New Home Socials.

To join SMC or come to a meeting contact Hal Dalton, SMC Chair, hal.dalton@wellsfargo.com

Workforce Development Committee:

The residential construction industry is facing a labor crisis; labor is too hard to find and increasingly expensive.  The Workforce Development Committee works on initiatives to recruit a talent pool.  In November 2018, it launched the first Student Construction Conference with more than 600 students from five local public-school systems for a hands-on learning experience with more than 30 builders and trades in the association.  The Workforce Development Committee meets on the third Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in HBAR.