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Emil Rodakowski Scholarship Award 2022

Andrew Penticoff is the latest recipient of an Emil Rodakowski
Scholarship Fund Award made the HBA of Rockford.

Andrew is a student at Winnebago High School and has worked on construction job sites helping his father who is an electrician. This summer he will have an internship working for a general contractor. He plans to pursue his construction education in the construction management program at Kirkland College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Congratulations to Andrew, and we wish him great success in his future in the construction industry!

If you know a young adult who may be eligible for the next Email Rodakowski scholarship, please contact us at HBAR for application details.

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June is National Homeownership Month

Article by Jay Pitney, HBAR President

Homeownership is gaining momentum across the country. According to the latest data from the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Surveythe U.S. homeownership rate is 65%. In the Northern Illinois market area of the HBA of the Greater Rockford Area, homeownership is above 70%. Homeownership endures as the foundation of the American dream, and that’s why the home building industry is celebrating National Homeownership Month in June. 

Homeownership builds stronger communities, provides a solid foundation for families and improves the quality of life for individuals in our community. For many, owning a home is a positive step in creating a source of net worth. Home equity for U.S. home owners continues to rise. Building equity when the value of a home appreciates is one of the significant long-term financial benefits of homeownership. Home owners count on their home equity to fund retirement, their children’s education and other needs.

Homeownership also increases stability for our area. A commitment to a community fosters civic participation. Through volunteering, school and church activities, and property maintenance, homeowners contribute to making strong and healthy neighborhoods and cities.

The Home Builders Association of the Greater Rockford Area is comprised of a network of craftsmen, innovators and problem solvers dedicated to building homes, enriching our community and boosting our local economy. Everyday our members strive to provide safe, energy efficient, affordable housing for families in Northern Illinois. We are proud to contribute to the American Dream of homeownership.

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HBA Rockford and Estwing Mfg. Support Student Construction Competition

The Career Education Associates of North Central Illinois (CEANCI) contacted the HBAR for assistance in providing hammers for their construction competition on April 22nd. HBAR Past President Kevin Flosi (Flosi Construction) requested the hammers and Steve Flosi (Vice President of Manufacturing at Estwing Mfg. Co.) generously supplied them for the competition. Thank you for encouraging students to pursue careers in construction!

The HBA of Rockford also participates in the career days hosted by CEANCI for middle school students. Our objective is to encourage students to consider careers in the home building and associated trade industries.

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Sponsor the 2022 Home Show

Marketing Sponsorships are available for the 2022 Home Builders Home Show May 14th & 15th at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Marketing sponsorships cost $1,500 and the sponsor will receive: A
complimentary 8′ x 10′ home show booth, listing and mention in
home show advertising, and a complimentary 1⁄4 page advertisement in the online newsletter for 2022. The sponsorship revenue will be added to the Home Show marketing budget.

Contact Dennis Sweeney to register for sponsorship
(815) 962-1148

Current Sponsors: