Annual Awards Announced

During our Annual Fall Convention, hosted by the Watertown Area HBA, the following Awards were announced: Lifetime Achievement Award:  David Asbridge and Terry Konechne. Builder of the Year:  Dennis Arnold Associate of the Year:   Todd Boots Board Member of the Year:  Lynn Mennis Hall of Fame Inductees:  Cindy Sheehan, George Houtman and Jim Tolley All… | Read More

Longtime Aberdeen Contractor Cultivates Business Owners

Published by: Aberdeen News; November 14, 2014 View full article: Aberdeen News Mike Jung Article A recent article found in the Aberdeen News about member Mike Jung. Q: Tell us a little about your business. A: Jung Construction Inc. started in business in fall 1976. We are a full service general contractor. We take on… | Read More

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem

SDHBA Political Action Committee Contributes To Four Candidates

  The South Dakota Home Builders Association’s Political Action Committee recently contributed to four candidates in the 2014 fall elections. Members met with U.S. Representative Kristi Noem in Rapid City, with former S.D. Governor Mike Rounds in Sioux Falls, with S.D. Attorney General Marty Jackley in Pierre, and with S.D. State Senator Shantel Krebs in… | Read More

The South Dakota Home Builders Association Wins Award For Partnership With The South Dakota Housing Development Authority

St. Louis, MO, August 8. 2014– The South Dakota Home Builders Association has been recognized for its outstanding partnership with the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, with an Award of Excellence from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In 2013 the South Dakota Home Builders Association partnered with… | Read More

America’s Ride For Housing

Over one hundred NAHB members registered for the First Annual America’s Ride For Housing, held in the Black Hills of South Dakota August 2, 2014. Being the Saturday before the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the ride drew people from several states. The Ride consisted of seven stops with breathtaking scenery, and concluded with a picnic and… | Read More

SDHBA Board Of Directors Busy This Summer

The SDHBA Board of Directors met in Aberdeen July 17-18. Attendance was very good and progress was made in several areas. The Board voted to create a new committee—the Workforce Development Committee. This committee will work on an ongoing issue that is very important to SDHBA. We have been involved throughout this year in the… | Read More

SDHBA Passes Resolution on ‘Waters of the United States’

The following resolution was passed by SDHBA to oppose a proposed rule by EPA to change the definition of “waters of the United States”. A resolution to call on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their proposed rule expanding the definition of “waters of the United States”… | Read More

‘As a Builder, I Need to Know What the Rules Are’

NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly June 11, 2014 This is the message that NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly delivered to Congress today during a hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment examining a proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to… | Read More

SDSU Students Win National Award

The South Dakota State University Construction Management Program students were one of three universities in the nation to win a $97,411 grant to increase opportunities for students and to develop additional curriculum focused on residential construction. The grants were presented at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas in February. The grant money comes from… | Read More

Ralph Siemonsma Named NAHB Life Director

Ralph Siemsonsma of Siemonsma Construction in Spearfish recently received the status of Life Director at the National Association of Home Builders Board meeting during the International Builders Show in Las Vegas in February. In addition to his 22 plus years of dedication to the Black Hills Home Builders Association and the building industry, Ralph received… | Read More