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    BIASC Baldy View Chapter Wins HBA Award for Best Gov’t Affairs Effort see more

    The Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC) Baldy View Chapter won the 2015 AEA - HBA Award in the Best Government Affairs Effort – Regionally category for their “California Limits Water Usage, Not Homebuilding” project, and the 2014 award in the Best Government Affairs Effort – Locally category for their “City of Victorville Zoning Taskforce” project.


    The BIASC Baldy View Chapter’s 2015 “California Limits Water Usage, Not Homebuilding” project came in response to the Governor’s executive order to reduce statewide water usage by 25%. The BIASC Baldy View Chapter conducted a comprehensive outreach effort to the water districts in its service area to ensure there would be no threats of homebuilding moratoriums or unnecessary water regulations placed on new homes.


    Executing this innovative public information campaign, the BIASC Baldy View Chapter helped avoid building moratoriums, and highlighted the efficiency of new homes and the innovative conservation efforts of local water agencies and developers. The new Water District Guide provides valuable information for its members and will help attract new development to the region.


    The Baldy View Chapter’s “City of Victorville Zoning Taskforce” project resulted from the City of Victorville’s attempt to reclassify all undeveloped Single Family Residential lots from a 7,200 SF minimum to 10,000 SF, effectively erasing over 3,500 future homes. The chapter staunchly opposed the downzoning proposal and worked with the city on viable alternatives.


    The Baldy View Chapter staff raised approximately $65,000 through outreach to landowners, realtors and local homebuilders. The funds collected by the chapter were used to conduct a public opinion poll for messaging and to commission an economist, Dr. John Husing and a criminologist Dr. John Worrall to study the effects of the downzoning proposal.


    The BIASC Baldy View Chapter continues to work diligently within their Government Affairs department to provide effective and impactful representation for its members in the building industry.

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    CalAtlantic Homes Honored with Highly Coveted Builder of the Year by Home Builders Association. see more

    On Saturday, April 2, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin awarded CalAtlantic Homes with the Grand MAX Large Volume Builder of the Year Award for the second consecutive year at their annual Marketing and Advertising Excellence (MAX) Awards and Gala. Continuing the legacies of Ryland and Standard Pacific, CalAtlantic Homes, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, was formed through the merger of two industry icons on October 1, 2015. CalAtlantic is now building in 30 communities throughout the greater Austin area ranging from entry level to luxury communities.


    "We are extremely honored to be named as Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin for the second year in a row," said April Solimine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CalAtlantic Homes in Austin. "We strive to design homes that blend sophistication and flexible design for buyers of all lifestyles. This award acknowledges that we are achieving our goal of providing the utmost in home choice, quality and value — all created with our longstanding tradition of excellence in design and craftsmanship."


    The MAX Awards is presented by the HBA of Greater Austin, which is made up of more than 750 home building industry firms. Since 1953, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin has served as the leading not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to residential construction and remodeling in Central Texas. The HBA works with government, public, business and community organizations in six counties – Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson – to protect every family's right to home ownership.