Home Builders Association of West Virginia holding annual convention in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Home Builders Association is in Parkersburg this weekend for their annual convention.

Home builders and suppliers are in town to discuss everything from ethics to advertising to advocacy. Saturday night, the HBA will hold an awards ceremony for its outstanding members. HBAWV President Kent Pauley said there is a sense of comradery among home builders, and their convention gives them an opportunity to work through industry issues.

“You can sit down with someone that has shared an issue, been in a problem or something and do some personal problem solving or just say wow, you mean somebody else went through this besides me? I don’t feel like a lone wolf in this industry because it is a very difficult industry to make a living in,” said Pauley.

The Second vice Chair of the National Association of Home Builders, John Fowke is also in town to visit the state conference. He said keeping up with the state association helps the national association understand problems across the nation.