Press Release August 28th 2015
RE: National Association of Home Builders, Cup Award and Grand Awards.
Flint Hills Area Builders Association, Executive Officer, Brad Hartenstein, was recognized in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania recently as a finalist for the National Association of Home Builders – Membership Cup Award. Selection criteria was based on:
- Achieving the purpose and goal of the annual membership plan
- Integration of the plan into association-wide activities
- Member-wide involvement
- Short-term and multi-year membership development initiatives
- Balanced approach to recruitment and retention efforts
- Promotion of HBA core benefits/services and of the 3-in-1 membership
In addition to being a finalist for the NAHB Membership Cup, the Flint Hills Area Builders Association has won two NAHB Grand Awards for Numerical Increase and Percentage Increase for membership efforts in 2014. The association brought in a higher number and a greater percentage of new members than any other association in their respective group nationally! These membership awards are given each year to honor one Home Builders Association from each group size with the greatest increase in membership over the previous year and the highest year-end percentage growth in membership. In recognition of these achievements, each winning association is awarded personalized plaques, as well as acknowledgment throughout the year by NAHB for their accomplishments.
Every year, NAHB’s Grand Awards honor local and state HBA’s that have demonstrated exceptional achievement in membership growth and retention. These awards are given to the top association from each group size in several membership categories including numerical increase, percentage increase, annual retention rate and highest increase in Affiliate members.
MAHFH would not be where we are today without the help of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association. They have been an integral part of our builds and are very deserving of this award – Congrats!
Last week we had the privilege of listening to Clive Rainey speak at the Kansas Housing Conference. Clive was the very first volunteer for Habitat in 1976. Since then, he has traveled the world volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Clive has retired to Guatemala to volunteer with Habitat Guatemala. Watch ‘A Life of Service’ and learn more about Clive Rainey here.
Purchase your Hoedown tickets today! We know it will be a lot of fun, you should definitely come and have a great time with us while supporting your local Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity! Click here to purchase your tickets!
Build 25 is coming along very well. We have had nice weather and awesome volunteers to help us get this far! A big thank you to Thrivent Financial, Beta Sigma Psi, BG Consultants, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and everyone else who has taken the time to come out and help us put another deserving family in a home.