Fundraiser for SUHBA Member

Family and friends, along with Kalamity dance group are planning a fundraiser for the Jessop family. Please click here for more information.

Lester Jessop of Prime Excavating has three kids,9 year old Daron and 4 year old twins Aubrey and Angie that have a rare neurologic disease called PKAN (Pantothenate Kinase Associated Neurodegeneration). There is no cure but there is a foundation that has identified a compound that they believe may change the course of this terrible disease. They have had huge breakthroughs in testing the compound on human cells and mice and received amazing results. They have met with the FDA and the FDA is supportive of the foundations plan to move the compound quickly into humans.

The price of the compound is extremely expensive and for a family that has to have it for all 3 of their kids to live is astronomical. We are trying to raise as much money as possible for the family. Please donate what you can, every little bit helps.  All proceeds will go to the Jessop family.

Subcontractors for Service

We are looking for homeowners who are in need of minor home repairs, or small home improvement projects to better their living conditions and to make their homes safer.  Please send an email to if you need home repair help and for more information.

Careers in Construction

SUHBA and Dixie Technical College are teaming up to help prepare students for a lucrative career in the building construction industry.

This 40-hour course starts January 29, 2018. Register and more information here. Hurry, limited space available!

Best Parade of Homes in the Nation

Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA) was recently awarded “Best Parade of Homes” in the Nation based on our Association size. This award was given at the National Association of Home Builders Association Excellence Awards in Denver, Colorado.

Mari Krashowetz“We are honored to receive this award and be recognized for the outstanding efforts of so many dedicated SUHBA members and staff,” said Mari Krashowetz, Southern Utah Home Builders Association Executive Officer.

This event continues to make a positive impact to the building industry and to our community. In every aspect of the St. George Area Parade of Homes, superior quality is the highest priority.

This event is unlike any other because of the extraordinary homes, current interior design features, breathtaking landscapes, and the overall professionalism of the event. We sincerely appreciate all the hard-working, talented, and dedicated SUHBA members that contribute year-after-year to the continued success of the St. George Area Parade of Homes!

Our next Parade is scheduled for February 16-25, 2018. 
Visit our website at 

How To Protect Your #1 Investment

Every day, nearly 2,000 people are injured using ladders. Many of these mishaps occur from overreaching for an object or missing the last step when climbing down.

It is critical for workers to understand the common mistakes that lead to fall-related injures. Builders and trade contractors should take every opportunity to educate—and continually re-educate—their crews about safety.

From May 8-12, thousands of construction companies and other businesses will be raising awareness about fall prevention by participating in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down. Builders are asked to stop work for at least 15 minutes during any day this week to talk directly with their workers about fall hazards and to reinforce the importance of fall protection on the jobsite.

This year, NAHB is focusing on ladder safety, which OSHA ranked as the third-most frequently cited safety violation in 2016.

For the third year in a row, Carl Harris, co-founder of Carl Harris Co., Inc. in Wichita, Kan., will be participating in the stand-down. Though he typically includes a safety component during his weekly meetings with employees, he says this week is a special opportunity to zero in on key issues.

“We’ve built a strong culture of safety over the years, and this [week-long initiative] continues to be a valuable part of our business strategy,” Harris said. “Plus, it’s great when our guys see that we’re unified with countless other contractors who are highly focused on safety.”

To further emphasize fall prevention to his employees, Harris has asked his crews to take part in safety “toolbox talks” on site for 20 minutes each day this week.

“Contractors need to realize their No. 1 investment is their labor force, and protecting them is an investment that pays off,” Harris said. “When [an employee] sees that their employer cares about their health and is committed to ensuring their safety, it gives them even more motivation to give maximum effort.”

More information about the National Safety Stand-Down, including training guides, videos and step-by-step resources on how to conduct your own stand-down are available at

May SUHBA Luncheon

We’re excited to have Guest Speaker: Isaac Barlow address the topic of “The Importance of Systems and Culture in your Business” at our SUHBA Luncheon May 2nd at Courtyard St. George from 12-1pm.
His topic is: “Culture is important to attract new talent and keep your employees. The large demand for employees makes culture important to attract the best and the brightest. A high retention rate is key because it creates loyalty in your employees and makes them more productive. To achieve maximum profitability great culture needs great systems. Systems provide sufficient information to make profitable decisions. Adopting new technology gives our businesses the competitive edge and improves systems in the construction industry. Every business has a culture. It is up to us to make sure that it is strong and that it empowers our employees through the systems we implement.”

Thoughts or questions for Isaac to address on Tuesday about this topic?
Thanks to our sponsor Iron Door Works.

April SUHBA Luncheon

Ever wonder what the Southern Utah Home Builders Association is all about?
Come to the SUHBA Luncheon on Tuesday, April 4th, at Courtyard by Marriott, St. George as our guest and find out. When you check in, just say you saw this invite on our blog for your complimentary lunch.
Network with approximately 140 SUHBA members/builders and learn what changes the Utah Legislature has made that may affect the home building industry.
Membership is a 3-in-1 and includes SUHBA, Utah HBA and the National Association of Home Builders.
Call 435.674.1400 for more information or visit
#ReasonWhyNAHB #ReasonWhySUHBA #ItPaysToBeAMember #Utah

Quick Details:
SUHBA Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Buffet Lines Opens at 11:45 am
Courtyard by Marriott
185 S 1470 E
St. George, Utah 84790

Sponsored by Powerhouse Central Vacuums

Path to Parade Series – Anderson Custom Homes

Parade of Homes February 17-26, 2016We have an exciting new series to share with you called “Path to Parade”!

We will be posting short video clips of our builders as they construct their amazing homes for our St George Parade of Homes February 17 – 26, 2017.

Be sure to take some time off and schedule your calendars for this fantastic annual event. In the meantime, enjoy viewing videos of the homes under construction from each of our 28 builders.

This first one is from SUHBA Member Wayne Anderson, Anderson Custom Homes View Short Video Clip

More information about the St George Area Parade of Homes can be found at

You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest updates and even contests to win tickets.

August Luncheon: SUHBA Safety Awards Luncheon

Don’t miss the SUHBA Luncheon at Best Western Plus Abbey Inn Tuesday, August 2 from 12-1pm.

Guest Speaker Kevin Sabet will deliver an interesting and timely presentation on the effects of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace, drug policies and research, and the hot topic of marijuana policy.

We will also be announcing the 4 company recipients for the SUHBA Safety Awards.

Our sponsors, Summit Security Solutions will be showing some demos you will definitely want to see!

Helloooooooooo Summer!!!!!

Summer Time is officially here! And it’s definitely HOT out there! Construction workers are especially susceptible to the effects of extreme heat. The headlines are all over the place “Deadly heat wave hits southwest”, “Intense Heatwave Kills Four, Feeds Southwest Wildfires”, “Heat wave produces record temperatures”.

What can you do to protect yourself? First of all, take a break and stop by the SUHBA office for a free cold drink! *see below for details

Next, you must realize in Southern Utah, we’re particularly used to seeing temperatures in the triple digits. But sometimes we still don’t respect it. Did you know most heat-related deaths investigated by OSHA involved workers who were on the job for three days or less? Training is KEY! In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job.

Here are some resources for you as you educate yourself and your workers on heat safety:

Remember, your invitation to stop by the SUHBA office still stands for a cold beverage on the house! #WeLoveOurMembers #RespectTheHeat

Visit our office Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm at 2303 N Coral Canyon Blvd. Ste 200. Exit 16 off I-15. We’re conveniently located across from Harley-Davidson.