Mike Croxall: Greater Chattanooga Area Poised For Continued Growth In 2017 And Beyond

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - by Mike Croxall, president, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

After an impressive year for sales of newly built, single family homes in the Greater Chattanooga area, the National Association of Home Builders forecasts continued growth in 2017 and 2018. That’s great news for the people who work and live here, because every year home construction supports twenty-eight hundred Chattanooga-area jobs and generates over one hundred and ninety-two million dollars in local income and twenty-six million dollars in support for community services and improvements. As the newly installed president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga, I am in the unique position of helping lead one of the largest HBAs in the country during a time of this exciting expansion and progress in our vibrant community.

Last weekend I, along with 19 of my industry colleagues, raised our right hands at the HBAGC Annual Installation Dinner and pledged our continued commitment to the core principles that help our members build the homes that shape our communities. Among the foundational ideals that we uphold as a group are the promotion of affordable housing for all, the responsible stewardship of our community resources, and the pursuit of continuing education in best practices for quality construction.

As individuals and families across our area continue to build, buy, sell, and renovate their homes, we will continue to build on the tremendous momentum established by our thriving community and the great principles set forth by our predecessors. I am honored to stand with these industry professionals to usher in the new year, and I look forward to witnessing the exciting growth of our great city. 


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Barge Design Solutions, Inc., has made a $3,000 donation through its Community Fund to ACE Mentor Program of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia to help fund college scholarships. The ACE ... (click for more)

Rise Partners, a company focused development, redevelopment, acquisitions and joint ventures, has announced that construction has begun on the former Sears in Jackson Plaza with DBS Corporation ... (click for more)

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Real Estate

Barge Design Solutions Donates To ACE Mentor Program

Barge Design Solutions, Inc., has made a $3,000 donation through its Community Fund to ACE Mentor Program of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia to help fund college scholarships. The ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program engages, inspires, and enlightens high school students to pursue careers in design and construction industries by pairing local ... (click for more)

Rise Partners Begins Construction On Former Sears Building In Jackson Plaza

Rise Partners, a company focused development, redevelopment, acquisitions and joint ventures, has announced that construction has begun on the former Sears in Jackson Plaza with DBS Corporation as the contractor and First Bank as the lender. Chattanooga-based Artech is the architect for the project. “We are thrilled to announce we have started construction on the redevelopment ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Schools, Other Schools To Open On A 2-Hour Delay Monday Morning

Hamilton County Schools will open on a two-hour delay on Monday due to a threat of slippery road conditions in the higher elevations overnight. Officials said, "Below freezing temperatures are expected in areas of Hamilton County which could cause travel problems in the morning. Buses will run two hours later than normal in the morning and schools will begin two hours later. ... (click for more)

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Opinion

TVA Land Grab

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Ever since I got word that a new Publix grocery store will be built on South Broad Street I have been excited. And every time our city Zoning Appeals Board seemingly does everything within its power to kill the project it is increasingly an embarrassment, a kerfuffle that has no logical explanation and sadly kowtows to a small minority that is flat-out wrong. On Wednesday the ... (click for more)