Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire Wins National Award for Outdoor Living Showcase

SIOUX FALLS, SD - June 11, 2018 – The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire (HBASE) has been recognized for its outstanding Outdoor Living Showcase™ event with an Award of Excellence from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

“It is truly an honor for the hard work of the HBASE staff and committee members of this event to be recognized with this Association Excellence Award,” said HBASE President, Kim Hefner-Hines. “I applaud their dedication to representing our local association’s members and preserving the American Dream of homeownership for our community.”

HBASE held the inaugural Outdoor Living Showcase in 2016 in conjunction with the annual Showcase of Remodeled Homes™, a long-time ticketed tour of remodeled homes. The Outdoor Living Showcase started as a two-year pilot to be evaluated in the Fall of 2017 with the initial idea of this new event brought to HBASE by remodeling builder member, Jason Seykora of Seykora Remodeling and landscaping member, Cole Weller of Weller Brothers Landscaping.

As a direct result of the success of the 2016 event, 80% of the prior participants registered for the 2017 event without any hesitation. These businesses saw a promotional benefit through not only the advertising leading up to the show but also the opportunity for them to display their absolute best landscaping projects for the public to view.

The uniqueness of the event allows consumers a chance to see before photos of the home's landscaping and then compare it to the masterpiece completed by the HBASE landscaping design professionals. With having the experts themselves present at the event, it also allows consumers to engage in a meaningful conversation about the possibilities with their future outdoor living projects.

The Association Excellence Awards is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations. Membership is comprised of more than 700 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ associations representing over 140,000 home builders in communities across the United States.

"The Association Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding effort, commitment and achievement an association’s membership have made,” said Eric Person, EOC President and Chief Executive Officer of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut. "These awards demonstrate the best of the best. The awards showcase the innovative programs and resources that local homebuilders associations across the country are developing for their members. In most cases, these programs are only available to members of the local Home Builders Association.”

For more information on the HBASE, visit hbasiouxempire.com or call 605-361-8322. To learn more about the Association Excellence Awards, go to nahb.org/aea.

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Annette Amdahl, Public Relations Director

Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire

605-361-8322, annette@hbasiouxempire.com