About the

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): 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

– Board of Directors –

Board of Directors

OFFICERS
Logan Buescher - PresidentBob Buescher Homes
Harrison Heller - Vice PresidentHeller Homes
Greg Gerbers - TreasurerThe DeHayes Group
Nate Delagrange - SecretaryColonial Homes
Luke Hoffman - Past PresidentGranite Ridge Builders
MEMBERS
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
STAFF
Rebecca Cameron Executive Officer
Elise Ramel Services Director

Our
Committees

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Education
& Programs

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

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Community

​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.

Membership Committee
Responsible for recruiting new members, membership retention and determining recruiting program. Meets the first Monday of each month, 7:45a, at the HBA office.

Program Committee
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.

Marketing Committee
Responsible for developing marketing strategies, as well as approving concepts and budgets for Town & Country and Builders’ Showcase annual events. Meets as needed.

Codes Committee
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.

PAC Committee
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.


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– Educational Opportunities –

Educational Opportunities

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 events throughout the year, to help enhance the knowledge of both Builder and Associate members.

– Community Involvement –

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 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

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