Our association seeks to promote a positive atmosphere for the building industry.

What is the HBA of Fort Wayne?

Mission Statement

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.

General Information

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): Harrison Heller, Treasurer; Logan Buescher, Vice-President; Luke Hoffman, President; Matt Lancia, Immediate Past President; Greg Gerbers, Secretary

Standing (L-R): Jhonelle Kees, Charlie Giese, Josh Barkley, Nate Delagrange, Brad Wallace, Austin Lundquist, Nate Shade, Dave Korte, Rick Vorndran, Greg Roberts, Janielle Gregory, Mike Jenkins, Alex Miller

Board of Directors

Luke Hoffman - PresidentGranite Ridge Builders, Inc.
Logan Buescher - Vice PresidentBob Buescher Homes, Inc.
Harrison Heller - TreasurerHeller Homes
Greg Gerbers - SecretaryThe DeHayes Group
Matt Lancia - Past PresidentMatt Lancia Signature Homes
Josh Barkley Barkley Builders
Nate Delagrange Colonial Homes
Charlie Giese D.R. Horton
Janielle Gregory Quality Crafted Homes, Inc.
Mike Jenkins Home Lumber
Jhonelle Kees Zion Real Estate & Development Group
Dave Korte Korte Does It All
Austin Lundquist Wayne Pipe & Supply
Alex Miller Star Homes by Delagrange & Richhart
Greg Roberts Donovan Surveying
Nate Shade Big C Lumber
Rick Vorndran Timberlin Homes
Brad Wallace Bittersweet Development
Rebecca Cameron Executive Officer
Elise Ramel Services Director


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& Programs

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​Find out how the HBA is making a difference in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas.

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– Our Committees –

Our Committees

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.


The Codes Committee shall be composed of members in good standing and shall meet upon call of the Chairman. This Committee shall be responsible for staying abreast of all code changes affecting the residential building industry. They will act as the liaison with code officials at the city, county and state government levels. (Meets as needed)

Education Outreach
The Education Outreach committee shall be comprised of members in good standing with the Association. The goal of this committee is to spread knowledge of the industry and the opportunities available in it to members of the community. This includes, but is not limited to, presenting in classrooms, job fairs, and work with our student chapters. (Meets as needed)

The Marketing Committee is responsible for developing marketing strategies as well as approving concepts and budgets for annual events and home shows and tours. (Meets every six weeks through tour season)

The Membership Committee shall be composed of members in good standing and is responsible for development and retention of membership. They are responsible for developing resources helpful in outreach, developing programs that benefit members and organizing membership drives. (meets every other month in person—off months are via email for retention)

The Political Action Committee (PAC) shall be composed of members in good standing and is responsible for legislative involvement assuring the best interest of the Association is served in pending actions in the state, counties, cities and towns within the Associations jurisdiction. (Meets as needed)

Policies & Procedures
The Policies & Procedures Committee is responsible for assisting in the development and updating of documents for the Association to then be approved by the Board of Directors. Examples of these documents include the bylaws, policies and procedures manuals, ethics standards, etc. (meets as needed)

The Program Committee is responsible for selecting dates, locations, menus, and speakers for social/networking events of the Association. The committee is also responsible for determining avenues to network with builder members. (meets every six weeks)

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Education & Programs

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.

  • NAHB International Builders’ Show
    The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. The show has more than 600,000 net square feet of exhibit space bringing together more than 1,400 top manufacturers and suppliers. Attendees have access to numerous networking opportunities and educational sessions that are taught by renowned building industry experts from across the country. HBA members receive discounted registration. For more information visit www.buildersshow.com.
  • Continuing Education
    Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve skills, advance careers and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth. NAHB and IBA offer several courses throughout the year at discounted rates for members.
    Locally, we offer free learning tables on various subjects throughout the year that help further the knowledge of both our builder and associate members.
  • Committees & Councils
    The Home Builders Association has several standing committees that give members with common interests an outlet to exchange ideas, develop policy, champion and take action on efforts to support and improve the home building industry and our organization. See the next section for more details on our standing committees.
    NAHB has numerous councils offering networking opportunities, professional development and education courses, exclusive products and services to help members grow their businesses. Visit www.nahb.org/NAHB-Community/Councils for more details.

Community Involvement

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 the Career Development Program at Garrett H.S. and the FWCS Construction Trades Program at Anthis through sponsorship of their NAHB Student Chapters. Nearly 200 students participate in these student chapters each year. The HBA supports their endeavors through fundraising efforts, charitable contributions, assisting with projects and offering students internships/jobs with our members.

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.

Toys for Tots
The Home Builders Association has partnered with the Fort Wayne area U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots to be an official drop off location for their holiday toy drive. With involvement from our members we are able to help bring joy to less fortunate children during the holiday season. In 2019, the Toys for Tots campaign was able to assist more than 6,500 children in the Fort Wayne area with more than 24,000 new toys and books.

Junior Achievement Achieve-A-Bowl
The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne understands the importance of supporting our youth organizations. They are our future workforce. With this in mind, we partner with Junior Achievement of Northeast Indiana to participate in their Achieve-A-Bowl each year. Our members and student chapters enjoy bowling together and networking while supporting area students with career exploration opportunities.

Other community projects we have contributed to include:

  • Habitat for Humanity Builder Blitz
  • The Great American Clean Up
  • Vincent House
  • Safety Village
  • Camp McMillen
  • Kids Crossing
  • Whitington House
  • YMCA Women’s Shelter
  • Francine Friends Mobile Mammography
  • Rajamundry India School Window Project
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