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Builder Advocacy Committee

The HBAWC Builder Advocacy Committee was created to present a unified voice for the building industry in Washington County on regulatory, legislative, and advocacy issues.

Each year the committee has a developed a greater presence within the community on local issues as well as legislative and advocacy efforts at the state level to ensure we have a seat at the table. Representing our membership on major issues, funding needs, and regulatory changes affecting our industry businesses is a top priority for this committee.

Meeting frequency is determined by the committee as needed. If you would like more information on becoming involved with this committee please contact kris@hbawc.org

Committee Events, Participation & Issues

  • 2016, 2017 Attended Legislative Day in Annapolis – Event Sponsor in 2016
  • Active Member of the Community Coalition of Washington County
  • Attended ​Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit
  • Attended Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Conference
  • Attended Mayor Gysberts 2016 Housing Summit
  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Best Available Technology (BAT) Systems for Septic Tanks
  • Flood Maps
  • Impact Fees
  • Building Code Cycles
  • Permitting, Plan Review
  • Free 2015 Energy Code Training, Lunch and Learn with Newport Partners, LLC
  • Free Energy Code Workshop, Preview of the 2015 IECC


Carl Vogel, Oliver Homes

The Land Use Council was started in 1996 as a sub council of the Home Builders Association of Washington County.

The Land Use Council works on matters which directly affect developers and consultants who work with the county review agencies that deal with land development.

The council meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Hagerstown Family Diner on Dual Highway (Formerly The Venice). The meeting begins at 7:30am and is usually finished by 8:30am. Breakfast is provided by the HBAWC. The council is open to all members of the Association. Representatives from the reviewing agencies attend the meetings on a regular basis which provides for an open dialogue between consultants, developers, and the agencies. There is also a smaller sub-committee which meets directly with the various agencies to discuss and resolve specific issues as they arise.


Please follow this link to go to the Washington County website where information and/or copies of local regulations can be reviewed and/or downloaded.

Budget & Finance Committee

The Budget & Finance Committee is responsible for oversight, development, and investment management of the HBAWC funds

This committee currently meets bi-annually to prepare reports for the annual review by the Board of Directors to approve the budget. This committee also meets as needed to discuss events, staff updates or changes, scholarship funding, and major changes to the association’s budget structure.

The current HBAWC President sits on this committee as well as the Treasurer and two additional members with financial expertise. If you are interested in joining this committee please contact kris@hbawc.org.

Committee Members:

Chris Smith, HBAWC President, Manor House Builders
Keith Moore, HBAWC Treasurer , Frederick Seibert & Associates, Inc.

Annual Homeshow Committee

2019 Homeshow March 9th & 10th

Our Annual Home Show Committee is in charge of all things Home Show! Advertising, marketing, registration, exhibitor recruitment, pricing, sponsorship, contracts, logistics, setup, and more!

This committee does it all. The meeting schedule is monthly from August to March each year. 2019 Marks the 34th show! If you are interested in joining this committee please contact kris@hbawc.org.


Tim Fields, Complete Power Wash


NEW! Membership & Marketing Committee

Looking for Members!

Our new Marketing & Membership Committee is responsible for enhancing member benefits, developing strategies for increased membership recruitment and retention, and planning and participating in networking events.

Branding, marketing plans and calendars, website management and design, and social media are other areas this group is spearheading. If you are interested in joining this committee please contact kris@hbawc.org.


Doug Hornemann, Rentals Unlimited

Committee Members:

Jessi Knipe, LovelyPixels

Kelsi Waltemire Palmer, Kite & Anchor

Kerri Corderman, HBP, Inc.



The Home Builders Association of Washington County (HBAWC) has been producing its annual Home Show for 32 years. Originally started as a vehicle to showcase the builder members of the Association, the Show has grown to feature any product or service related to the building industry and the home.

The Home Builders Association of Washington County offers a vast variety of benefits to all of their members within our community. These benefits promote individual business advocacy, education and networking opportunities to establish a stronger business community.

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