About

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


What is the HBA of Fort Wayne?

We promote a positive atmosphere for the building industry, by providing educational opportunities commensurate with member needs, communicating the latest trade and technical information, interacting with all goverment entities, providing promotional opportunities for its members and their products thereby promoting the building industry and by providing social and fraternal activities for its members.

The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne, Inc. is a federally approved not-for-profit trade organization.

We are associated with the National Association of Home Builders and the Indiana Builders Association, and have jurisdiction in the counties of Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, and Wells.

We were chartered in 1944 and incorporated in 1956.

HBA
Community

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

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Education
& Programs

​We are dedicated to providing resouces and seminars for our members.

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Our
Committees

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Community Involvement

Each year, the membership of HBA collectively adds more than 1,400+ new homes to the area’s economic base. However, the Home Builders Association’s community involvement extends much further. We are firmly committed to giving back to the community from all areas of our expertise. Toward that end, Home Builders Association members have been committed to various completed and ongoing projects for the betterment of the community. Donations include planning, consultations, labor and materials in may cases.

NAHB Student Chapter
Students recently constructed child sized picnic tables to be auctioned at the chili cookoff and tool boxes passed out to middle school students at the Girls and Boys Club for Christmas presents.

Habitat for Humanity
HBA has participated in this National program that utilizes volunteer labor and donated materials to construct new housing for families in need. HFH’s latest subdivision Fuller’s Landing was the site for our latest builder blitz where two builders constructed two new homes over the period of several weeks.

Fort Wayne Career Academy at Anthis
Members donated money, labor and materials to construct the Plumbing lab at the Career Academy’s Murray Street site which allows students to learn a new trade along with the existing HVAC, Masonry, Sheet Metal, Electrical, Framing and Cabinet Making programs already in place.


Past Community projects include:
  • Vincent House
  • Safety Village
  • Camp McMillen
  • Kids Crossing
  • Whitington House
  • YMCA Women’s Shelter
  • Francine Friends Mobile Mammography
  • Rajamundry India School Window Project

Education & Projects

  • The HBA sponsors industry related and codes seminars throughout the year at various locations to keep abreast of current issues facing the construction industry.
  • NAHB International Builders Show and Remodeler’s Show, conferences and workshops (state and national), and seminars are presented during the year on a variety of industry related topics.
  • Certification programs are available for HBA members to expand their knowledge and lend credibility to their company as a professional business.
  • NAHB offer the National Housing Library and Bookstore as a resource for building industry professional that reflect current and successful home-building practices.

NAHB Student Chapter
Created at the Fort Wayne Career Academy to provide students with first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry through NAHB and local HBA membership, educational programming and networking opportunities. A student chapter provides mentoring opportunities, a potential new-employee pipeline for home builders and a way to give back to local academic institutions.

Home of Our Own Program
HBA Staff and members offer free of charge to 2nd grade classes as an ideal opportunity to educate students on the roles of homes, trees, the environment and how they work together. The program concludes with planting a donated tree on the school’s property with the student’s participation.

– Our Committees

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Join the HBA of Fort Wayne, Inc. and lend your expertise to one of our many committees helping to promotee standards of excellence throughout our membership.


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Program Committee
Responsibilities include date and location selection for all social events, menu selection, speakers, as well as acquisition of prizes and special attractions. The committee is also responsible for determining avenues to network with builder members. Events include Summer and Fall Golf Outings, General Membership meetings, TableTop event, Chili Cookoff, Junior Achievement Achieve-a-thon bowling event, Tincaps games, Builders Breakfast, Legislative Candidates Reception, Networking at Five events at members’ locations.

Marketing Committee
Responsible for developing marketing strategies as well as approving concepts and budgets for annual events and home shows.

Codes Committee
The Codes Committee acts as a liaison with code officials at the City, County and State Government level. Their charge is to stay abreast of all code changes affecting the building industry, as well as further the interests of the Home Builders Association through their many inside contacts.

Education Committee
The committee furthers the educational opportunities of the membership primarily through seminars and on-line educational resources. They investigate and determine what topics, speakers and/or demonstrations would provide the most benefit for the members as relevant construction issues arise.

Developers Committee
The primary purpose of the Developers Committee is to maintain a presence at the City County Building, by attending quarterly Commissioner’s meetings as well as other building department meetings that provide a forum for discussion of ideas and problems that impact the interest of the Home Builders Association.

Policies & Procedures Committee
Reviews all Home Builders Association policies and procedures that relate to home shows, agreements, membership standards, staff and so on.

PAC Committee
Responsible for legislative involvement assuring the best interest of the association is served in pending actions in the state, country and city governing bodies.

Membership Committee
Responsible for determining events and programs that help recruit and expand the HBA’s membership base.

Standing (L – R): Luke Hoffman, Brad Cayot, Rob Wacker, Josh Barkley, Tom Niezer, Rodney Robrock, Ryan Schiltz, Greg Roberts, Charlie Giese, Austin Lundquist, Herb Delagrange

Seated (L – R): Ric Zehr, Gregory Gerbers, Tyler Kees, Barclay Allen, Jessica Scheurich, Matt Lancia, Orrin Sessions

Board of Directors

Barclay Allen - President Timberlin Homes, LLC
Jessica Scheurich - Past President Keller Development, Inc.
Tyler Kees - Vice President Quality Crafted Homes, Inc.
Matt Lancia - Secretary Matt Lancia Signature Homes
Gregory Gerbers - Treasurer The DeHayes Group
Josh Barkley Barkley Builders, Inc.
Brad Cayot Korte Does It All
Herb Delagrange Delagrange Homes, LLC
Charlie Giese Westport Homes of Fort Wayne, Inc.
Luke Hoffman Granite Ridge Builders, Inc.
Austin Lundquist Wayne Kitchen & Bath Works
Tom Niezer Barrett McNagny LLP
Greg Roberts Donovan Engineering, Inc.
Rodney Robrock RW Robrock Design-Build, Inc.
Ryan Schiltz 3 Rivers
Orrin Sessions Emanco Incorporated
Rob Wacker Windsor Homes
Ric Zehr The North Eastern Group