Summer 2024 Meeting Room Block Open

PBA members may now reserve their hotel rooms for the 2024 Summer Committee and Board of Directors meetings at the Eden Resort & Suites located at 222 Eden Road in […]

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PBA Winter 2024 Meeting Round-Ups

PBA members descended on Cranberry Township March 14-16 for the first meetings of 2024. Various committees met to report an plan new activities for the coming year. The meetings ended […]

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PBA Winter 2024 Installation Gala

PBA gathered on Friday, March 15 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry to celebrate the installation of the 2024 officers. Congratulations to the following: Senior Officers: Tom McCosby, President; Dean […]

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2024 Winter Meetings + Installation Gala Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Winter 2024 Committee and Board of Directors meetings. The meetings will take place March 14-16 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North located in Cranberry Township, […]

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Reserve Your Room for the Winter Meetings NOW

The 2024 Winter Committee and Board of Directors meetings will be held March 14-16 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township (just north of the city). PBA has arranged […]

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Meet PBA’s 2024 President Thomas McCosby

On January 1, 2024, Thomas McCosby of the Lawrence County AND Mercer County Builders Associations, took office as the President of the Pennsylvania Builders Association. Tom has been a longtime […]

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Registration OPEN for Winter 2024 Regional Meetings

Registrations are now open for the 2024 Winter Regional Meetings. Regional meetings are important opportunities for PBA members to stay informed and to have their voices heard. Please check to […]

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Remembering Jim Pigott, Jr.

The PBA family lost a devoted member on November 16. Jim Pigott, Jr., owner of The Pigott Agency in Mechanicsburg, passed away while attending an industry-related trade show in Toronto, […]

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OSHA/NIOSH Small Business Handbook Features Self-Inspection Checklists

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a variety of resources to help small businesses keep their employees safe on the job. One of the most popular is the […]

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FALL 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING WRAP-UP

The final meeting of the PBA Board of Directors was called to order on Saturday, October 28 at the Harrisburg Hilton and was presided over by President John Olson. GOVERNMENT […]

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Hammers and Gavels Award Presented

Stephen Fleming, pictured at left, of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg was recognized with the PBA Hammers and Gavels Award honoring his work in representing the statewide legislative […]

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Warren Peter Honored With Distinguished Achievement Award

PBA’s Distinguished Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions benefiting members of PBA and the housing industry. During the recent PBA Fall Board of Directors […]

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Fall Regional Meeting Dates/Locations Set

Registrations are now open for the 2023 Fall Regional Meetings. Regional meetings are important opportunities for PBA members to stay informed and to have their voices heard. Please check to […]

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FALL MEETING REGISTRATION/Harrisburg Hilton Offers Special Rates

The Fall 2023 Committee and Board of Directors meetings will be held October 26-28 at the Harrisburg Hilton located at One North 2nd Street in Harrisburg. MEETING REGISTRATION HERE The […]

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PBA Summer 2023 Meeting Round-Up

COMMITTEE MEETINGS Associates Council – Andréa Bledsoe The Associates council had its highest attendance in years, thanks in part to the many first time PBA attendees that came to participate. […]

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PBA Announces Annual Award Recipients

Winners of the PBA Awards were announced during the Summer Board of Directors meeting in Gettysburg on July 29. Nominations were submitted February 1 through May 5 and a panel […]

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Students Earn Skills Certificates

The Pennsylvania Builders Association Endorsed Trade Program has awarded 759 skills certificates to students who have successfully completed their programs in 30 career and technical schools across the state. The […]

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More Than Meetings!

It’s not all just meetings and business at the upcoming PBA Summer Committee and Board of Directors meetings! During the July 27-29 Gettysburg Hotel event, members can take advantage of […]

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Scholarships Awarded to Endorsed Trade Program Students

Fourteen students across Pennsylvania were the recipients of the 2022-23 Endorsed Trade Program’s Student Recognition Awards. The Student Recognition Award is a scholarship presented to students across Pennsylvania in recognition […]

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Summer Committee and Board of Directors Meetings Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Summer Committee and Board of Directors meetings in Gettysburg. Meetings will be held from July 27-29 at the Gettysburg Hotel. Register at the link […]

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New Manufacturers Join Member Rebate Program

Builder  members can claim for any completed residential address from January – March 2023 that used any of the Member Rebate participating Manufacturers. The deadline to submit for Q1’23 is […]

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National Fall Safety Stand-Down (May 1-5)

NAHB Supports OSHA’s Annual National Safety Stand-Down OSHA is partnering with employers and trade associations on its National Safety Stand-Down for fall prevention in construction, which will take place May […]

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Reserve Your Summer Gettysburg Meeting Room

Those planning to attend the Summer Committee and Board of Directors meetings in Gettysburg July 27-29 should make room reservations before June 23 to avoid higher prices. The meetings will […]

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Summer 2023 Regional Meeting Registrations

Registrations are now open for the 2023 Summer Regional Meetings. Regional meetings are important opportunities for PBA members to stay informed and to have their voices heard. Please check to […]

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Addressing a labor shortage in the skilled trades

By Denise Allabaugh, Staff Writer for The Citizens’ Voice Photo credit: Mark Moran, The Citizens’ Voice Dave Balent, owner of Balent Construction in Exeter, struggles to find skilled workers to […]

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2023 Winter Meeting Round-Up

The first PBA committee and Board of Directors meetings for 2023 were held February 9-11 at the Hotel Hershey. Committees met to report progress and set goals for the coming […]

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New Life Directors Elected During PBA Board Meeting

During the Winter 2023 PBA Board of Directors meeting, Nominating Committee Chair Cathy Sloan presented candidates who were eligible to become Life Directors. In order to be eligible to become […]

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PBA Celebrates the Installation of John Olson as 2023 President

On Friday, February 10, PBA members gathered at The Hotel Hershey to install and celebrate the 2023 officers. The dinner was preceded by a reception featuring a silent auction that […]

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e-TIDES is Being Shut Down February 24, 2023; Sign up Now for myPATH Account

Business taxpayers are strongly encouraged to act now and sign up for an account on myPATH. This is the new and improved online system where the Department of Revenue’s customers […]

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Meet John Olson, 2023 PBA President

With the turn of the calendar year, PBA welcomes a new President. John Olson, a member of Wayne Pike BIA has stepped up to the challenge and will lead the […]

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PBA Mourns the Death of Past President Arthur Schwotzer

Arthur C. Schwotzer was the President of PBA in 1970. He was a member of the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Schwotzer’s family. […]

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Registration Open for Winter Committee and Board of Directors Meetings

RESERVATIONS FOR THE GALA MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 3 It’s time to make plans for the 2023 PBA Winter Committee and Board of Directors meetings. The meetings – along […]

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2023 Winter Regional Meeting Registration

Registrations are now open for the 2023 Winter Regional Meetings. Regional meetings are important opportunities for PBA members to stay informed and to have their voices heard. Please check to […]

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Fall 2022 PBA Committee and Board of Directors Report

Board of Directors Meeting The PBA Board of Directors met on October 22 for the final calendar-year meeting of 2022. Following a welcome from President Cathy Sloan and a remembrance […]

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PBA Successfully Convinces the Commonwealth Court That L&I’s 2021 Accessibility Regulations are Invalid

For years, the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) was concerned that the process for adopting the accessibility regulations under the Pennsylvania Uniform Code (UCC) was unconstitutional. Since no process was available […]

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Kick Off Careers in Construction Month

PBA Endorsed Trade Program Director, Dave DiPasquale, will host a Shop Talk webinar “How to Get Started” to explain what is the ETP, why do we need it, and how […]

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S. Murray Rust, PBA Past President, Remembered

Stirling Murray Rust III, 1990 PBA Past President and a lifelong Pittsburgher, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in his home surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with pancreatic […]

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How Will PA’s New Tax Reforms Impact YOUR Bottom Line?

The sweeping tax reforms enacted as part of Pennsylvania’s 2022-23 state budget have major positive implications for those doing business in Pennsylvania.  Learn details about what the changes mean for […]

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Summer Round-up

The Summer Committee and Board of Directors meetings took place July 21-23 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The various committees worked to update members, set goals, and assign tasks. Below […]

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PBA Presents Annual Awards

During the PBA Summer Board of Directors meeting at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PBA presented the annual association awards after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Awards are presented […]

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NEW NAHB Member Advantage Offer on Goodyear Tires and Service

NAHB is proud to announce a new Member Savings Program with Goodyear. You can find the program by going to www.nahb.org/savings and clicking on Goodyear or www.nahb.org/goodyear Goodyear discount: 15% […]

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National Purchasing Partners Updates Partnerships with National Brands

National Purchasing Partners (NPP) recently updated the list of companies that PBA members can take advantage of discounted savings. For more information on these savings, CLICK HERE. New & Existing […]

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PBA’s Endorsed Trade Program Awards 2022 Scholarships

PBA’s Endorsed Trade Program has awarded the Outstanding Student Award to 13 individuals enrolled in Pennsylvania’s Career and Technical Schools. Students were nominated by their instructors and had the following […]

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BAMP Files Files Legal Challenge To City of Pittsburgh’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance

The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) filed suit against the City of Pittsburgh in federal district court on behalf of its 400 member companies, challenging the City’s adoption of […]

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NAHB Recognizes PBA Member

During a ceremony at IBS in Orlando, a longtime member of PBA was singled out for his commitment to working for the future of the home building industry with the […]

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Carbon BA Member Offers Scholarship

5-Star Scholarships Available for HVAC and Plumbing Trades Andreas Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. of Lehighton, PA is giving away a $500 scholarship to a 5-Star ‘Class of 2022’ […]

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PBA Endorsed Trade Program School A.W. Beattie Career Center Wins 2nd Place at IBS!

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter at A. W. Beattie Career Center won second place in the Secondary – Construction Management category of the NAHB Student Competition […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

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PBA Mourns the Passing of Past President David Knipe

David Earle Knipe, 76, of Doylestown, died on November 1, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born in Abington, PA, September 6, 1945, the son of Wilmer and Mary […]

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PBA Fall Committee and Board of Directors Meetings Report

PBA members gathered in Hershey October 7-9 for the Fall Committee and Board of Directors meetings. Committee chairs provided the following reports to keep all members informed.   Associates Council […]

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2022 PBA Officers Elected

On Saturday, October 9, the Pennsylvania Builders Association Board of Directors voted to affirm the slate of 2022 officers. Elections were held for Senior Officers, NAHB Representatives, and Regional Vice […]

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PBA Summer Board of Directors Meeting Report

The 2021 PBA Summer Board of Directors meeting was held on July 15. The meeting was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Cindy Cepko welcomed all those in […]

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PA Senate Re-Appoints Gary Lenker to PHFA Board

PBA Past President, builder, and nationally recognized affordable housing leader Gary E. Lenker of Harrisburg has been re-confirmed to serve on the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Board of Directors […]

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PBA Endorsed Trade Program School Wins National Award

PBA is proud to announce that a team from on of the schools enrolled in the Endorsed Trade Program was honored with a FIRST PLACE award in the 2021 NAHB […]

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PBA Winter Meetings & Installation Recap

The PBA Winter 2021 Committee and Board of Directors Meetings were held the week of February 24-27. The meetings were all held in a virtual format and open to all […]

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PBA Mourns the Loss of Joseph Mackey

Joseph Mackey, 2010 PBA President, passed away on February 7 as a result of a plane crash in Tennessee. Joe and his wife, Sandi, owned and operated J&S Custom Homes, […]

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Past PBA President Passes Away

Charles “Chuck” Farrell was PBA’s 2002 President and a diehard supporter of the PHRC and the NAHB Student Chapter at Penn State. He passed away on January 28 in State […]

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Meet Cindy Cepko, 2021 PBA President

Cindy Cepko, co-owner of Granite Homes, a building-remodeling company in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the 71st President of the Pennsylvania Builders Association. In this role, Cindy will oversee PBA’s activities on […]

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PBA Board Pledges Six-Figure Gift to the Pennsylvania Foundation for Housing

At its October 31st meeting, the PBA Board of Directors voted unanimously to give $100,000 to the Pennsylvania Foundation for Housing. The gift is intended to provide the Foundation with […]

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