Our association seeks to promote a positive atmosphere for the building industry.
The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne, Inc. supports all segments of the residential building industry through advocacy, education, workforce development, networking and community involvement.
The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne, Inc. is a federally approved not-for-profit trade organization.
Our organization was chartered in 1944 and incorporated in 1956. We are associated with the National Association of Home Builders and the Indiana Builders Association. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties in Indiana: Adams; Allen; Dekalb; Huntington; Wells; and Whitley.
Seated (L-R): Greg Gerbers, Treasurer; Harrison Heller, Vice-President; Logan Buescher, President; Luke Hoffman, Immediate-Past President; Nate Delagrange, Secretary
Standing (L-R): Jhonelle Kees, Tyler Kees, Barclay Allen, Nate Shade, Mike Jenkins, Brad Wallace, Nie Hoeffel, Alex Miller, Dave Korte, Austin Lundquist, Glenn Claycomb, Amy Schiltz, Al Hamed
|Logan Buescher - President||Bob Buescher Homes|
|Harrison Heller - Vice President||Heller Homes|
|Greg Gerbers - Treasurer||The DeHayes Group|
|Nate Delagrange - Secretary||Colonial Homes|
|Luke Hoffman - Past President||Granite Ridge Builders|
|Barclay Allen||Timberlin Homes|
|Glenn Claycomb||Rivers Edge Construction|
|Al Hamed||Hamed Homes|
|Nic Hoeffel||Windsor Homes|
|Mike Jenkins||Home Lumber|
|Jhonelle Kees||Zion Real Estate & Development Group|
|Tyler Kees||Zion Real Estate & Development Group|
|Dave Korte||Korte Does It All|
|Austin Lundquist||Wayne Pipe & Supply|
|Alex Miller||Star Homes by Delagrange & Richhart|
|Amy Schiltz||Metropolitan Title|
|Nate Shade||Builders First Source|
|Brad Wallace||Bittersweet Development|
|Rebecca Cameron||Executive Officer|
|Elise Ramel||Services Director|
Join the HBA of Fort Wayne, Inc. and lend your expertise to one of our many committees helping promote standards of excellence throughout our membership.
Responsible for recruiting new members, membership retention and determining recruiting program. Meets the first Monday of each month, 7:45a, at the HBA office.
Responsibilities include assisting with date and location selection for all social events (Golf Outings, General Membership Meetings, Inaugural, Chili Cook-Off, Meet Me @ 5, etc.), as well as acquisition of door prizes. Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 4p, locations TBA monthly.
Workforce Development Committee
Focuses on creating opportunities for Builders members and area construction trades students to interact and foster productive professional relationships, ensuring the local home-building industry’s future stability and strength. Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8a, at the HBA office.
Responsible for developing marketing strategies, as well as approving concepts and budgets for Town & Country and Builders’ Showcase annual events. Meets as needed.
The Codes Committee acts as liaison with code officials at the city, county and state government levels. Their charge is to stay current of all code changes affecting the building industry, as well as furthering the interests of the HBA through their many industry contacts. Meets as needed.
Responsible for legislative involvement assuring the best interest of the Association is served in pending actions in the state, county and city governing bodies. Determines disbursement of funds to candidates. Meets as needed.
Policies & Procedures
Reviews all HBA policies and procedures related to home shows, agreements, membership standards, staff, etc. Meets as needed.
Through certification programs, educational seminars, conferences and workshops the Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne offers numerous opportunities to further our members’ knowledge of the industry and improve their businesses.
Each year, the HBA membership collectively adds more than 1,400 new homes to the areas economic base. However, the HBA's community involvement extends much further. We are firmly committed to giving back to the community in all areas of our expertise. Our members are committed to various ongoing and completed projects that help improve the community in which we live, work and play. For many projects, donations include planning services, construction, labor and materials.
NAHB Student Chapters
The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne supports Fort Wayne Community Schools Career Academy, Garrett High School Career Development Program and East Allen County Schools Career Center. Over 200 area students participate in these student chapters each year. The HBA supports their endeavors through charitable contributions, on-site interaction/mentorship and opportunities for internships/jobs with our Association member businesses.
Build Your Future Indiana
In partnership with the Indiana Builders Association and the Indiana Construction Roundtable, the Home Builders Association participates in the Build Your Future Indiana program by participating in job fairs, classroom presentations and local community events. Build Your Future Indiana works to fight the skilled labor shortage by curating career information from professionals throughout the construction industry to highlight key aspects and opportunities for each trade career path. For more information on Build Your Future Indiana, please visit the webpage at www.indiana.byf.org.
Junior Achievement Achieve-A-Bowl
The Home Builders association of Fort Wayne understands the importance of supporting area youth-related organizations, as they play a vital role in creating our future workforce. With this in mind, we partner with Junior Achievement of Northeast Indiana each year for its annual Play4JA event. This fun-filled event provides the perfect environment for our members and students from our local chapters to enjoy networking, as well as supporting JA’s career exploration opportunities.
Other Community Partnerships