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Update on SHBA “Tiny Getaway” Workforce Development Projects!

January 4, 2024 | Comments Off on Update on SHBA “Tiny Getaway” Workforce Development Projects!

The SHBA Frame Your Future program is excited that the “Tiny Getaway” structure being built in Wellpinit with students from the Spokane Tribe of Indians is nearing completion!  We are extremely grateful to Condron Homes and Kelley Construction for stepping forward over the holidays to add some final touches to the project. A number of other members have been instrumental in the construction of this project which is the first of several structures we are working on with students at area schools. We are excited to share the final photos of the project with our members and the community when it is complete later this…

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Celebrating Remodeling Excellence

December 6, 2023 | Comments Off on Celebrating Remodeling Excellence

The Excellence in Remodeling awards night was an evening designed to recognize the exceptional remodeling projects completed by the remodelers in our Association. Projects were submitted by 7 talented remodelers. Each project was judged on aesthetics, special or unique design solutions, quality workmanship, use of appropriate building materials, budgetary consideration and how well they overcame challenges and/or obstacles. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us last night to celebrate the hard work these remodelers have put into each of these projects. The night featured projects from: Band Construction Cabinets Plus California Closets Outdoor Cedar Structures Ourada Designs…

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Election Results: Day 1

November 9, 2023 | Comments Off on Election Results: Day 1

The first batch of returns are in. For the most part our Pro-Housing candidates are down but within striking distance with between 20,000 – 30,000 ballots left to count.  We have always expected these races to be close. In the Mayor’s race, Mayor Woodward is down by about 1,600 votes. We expect this race to be very close, with a clear path to a narrow victory for the Mayor. In the City Council President race, we are facing down a larger margin but, similarly, expect the race to get closer. Betsy Wilkerson leads Kim Plese by just over 2,800 votes…with the…

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Don’t Get Scammed: Find a Qualified Contractor

September 6, 2023 | Comments Off on Don’t Get Scammed: Find a Qualified Contractor

There are thousands of legitimate, ethical contractors in business around the country. Unfortunately, there are also scam artists looking to cheat you out of your money who pose as legitimate contractors. These “fly-by-night” operators often show up in communities impacted by natural disasters to try to scam distressed home owners into paying for shoddy repairs or work that they will never show up to perform. Here are some warning signs to look out for: Doesn’t have license and insurance. All professional contractors should be insured and able to show their certificate proving such insurance. Although all states do not require…

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