Posted on October 4, 2011 by Mike Means

Good morning on this crisp Southern Oklahoma morning. Temperatures finally cooled but rain is still very much needed, especially in my area. Cool weather is just as hard for me as the warming of spring causing spring fever.

Michael Herndon,
2011 OSHBA President

Cool weather causes my mind to wander to the beautiful first light on a fall morning with several does around and the hope of that big buck or the Colorado mountain mornings with the bugling music of the bull elk. The talking of the animals is always only a small part of the enjoyment of God's creation.

I attended the Green Building Summit last week and wow has it grown. Joe was his usual entertaining self (why green, what's green, "it's the energy stupid"). We had excellent speakers and I really enjoyed hearing from Lt. Governor Todd Lamb. Oh, our own Todd (Todd Booze) did an excellent job also and deserves thanks for all the hard work. If you missed this year be sure and plan for next, I hear there is planning and ideas already taking place for even a better and more educational summit.

Well the fall board is almost here, it's hard to believe the year is coming to a close. Still lots to do but most of all we need to continue to remember to share with everyone what OSHBA does for the industry and continue to bring our fellow builders into the fold. The more I'm involved the more I see the importance of our association and I believe it can be the same with most. So let's continue to spread the word (OSHBA is very important to our industry.)

Upcoming Events

  • OSHBA Fall Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, October 6, 2011, in Tulsa. The HBA of Greater Tulsa will host the meeting at their facility. We look forward to seeing you there as this is the meeting where we elect the 2012 officers, set the budget, and finalize the legislative issues for next year.
  • OSHBA will again be holding the Certified Green Professional course by NAHB on November 9-10. You can find more information on our website ( For those wanting to obtain this designation (or any NAHB designation for that matter) you will also need to have the Business Management for Business Professional course as well. OSHBA will hold that course on November 17. Make plans to attend both courses and obtain your CGP designation!
  • For more details on these and other upcoming seminars and courses, click on this link or visit our website at


Sporting Clay Tournament is back!

Support the political activities of OSHBA by participating in the next Sporting Clay Tournament on November 16! Join us that afternoon at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports and enjoy competing against your fellow homebuilders to find out who is the best shot! Come as a solo or put a team together. Come even if you don't own a shotgun! Proceeds benefit the Homebuilders PAC! Click here to find out more information.

In Memoriam

Last week saw the passing of long time homebuilder and developer Joe Davis. Joe had been a member of COHBA since the mid 50's and was State President in 1995. Joe was a NAHB Life Director. Our condolences go out to his family.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill

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