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Membership Spotlight: Linda Rogers

Linda Rogers has been involved in the building industry for nearly 40 years, and although she is fairly new to the BAEC (2 years), she has a lengthy membership with the St. Joe HBA and has always been heavily involved. In fact, she was the president for the...

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Member Spotlight: Doug Miller

  Doug Miller, State Representative for a portion of Elkhart County, continues to be an active member of the Builders Association of Elkhart County, Indiana Builders Association, and the National Association of Home Builders. His path to the general assembly included...

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Member Spotlight: James Byars

James Byars has been involved with the BAEC for three years and will be the President in 2022. He is the Vice President of Sales for both Fireside Homes, Inc and Hearth Homes, Inc. James went to Pensacola Christian College and earned two BA’s in Marketing/Management,...

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Member Spotlight – Justin Hurtekant

    Justin Hurtekant is the owner of Inspired Custom Homes, INC and joined the BAEC in 2016. Justin has been married for twenty-five years and has four children. He grew up in Elkhart and he met is wife in 1st grade at Elkhart Christian Academy. Before starting his...

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Grills: Charcoal vs. Gas

We did a survey to find out what type of grill our members enjoy using for their summer cooking. The results are in: 51.43% prefer a gas grill, 25.71% prefer a charcoal grill, and 22.86% use both. Charcoal vs. Gas has been a debate for many years, but when it comes to...

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Parade of Homes Commercials

  Check out these commercials for some of the Parade of Homes Plus homes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIGA3sZdck4 https://youtu.be/j-4jx5rrqoQ https://youtu.be/K0z1OIfHv7c https://youtu.be/9ApxQNFp0UA

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Member Spotlight – Joyce Watkins

Joyce Watkins has been with Mid-City Supply for thirteen years, but only in Elkhart for about a year. She spent twelve and one-half years in the St. Joseph HBA (with a small break for a couple years) and was very involved. Joyce was on the Board of Directors, she was...

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2018 Parade of Homes Plus

June 16th – June 24th Weekday Hours: 5 pm – 9 pm Weekend Hours: 1 pm – 8 pm The Parade of Homes Plus will begin on June 16th at 1 pm and continue through June 24th until 8 pm. This year not only will there be the usual array of homes and subdivisions, but also Hard...

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Member Spotlight – Mandy Leazenby

Mandy Leazenby Mandy Leazenby has been a member of the Builders Association of Elkhart County for 8 years with her company TRA Certifications, which has been a member since 1991. In March 2018, Mandy was announced as President of TRA, and for that, we would like to...

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Why Should I Join the BAEC?

You’ve heard of the Builders Association of Elkhart County, but have you ever wondered if the BAEC is something that would benefit you and your business? If the answer is yes, read on and find out why the BAEC is a smart choice for you. If you answered no, the...

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Home & Outdoor Expo 2018

In February, the BAEC put on the annual Home & Outdoor Expo. While discussing the event with Josh Welker, the chairperson of the Remodelers Council for 2017 said, “I enjoyed the fast-track business skills required to grow the BAEC Home & Outdoor Expo in a short period...

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The Builders Association Launches New Website

Just like houses, websites can become outdated and need a remodel. That's exactly what the BAEC experienced. We made a commitment in 2017 to remodel the site that we have had since 2005. When we analyzed the site we found that not only was the design out of date, but...

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