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.
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 Chapter
Our student chapter recently constructed child size picnic tables and tool boxes. Tables were auctioned off at the annual chili cook-off while the tool boxes were passed out to middle school students at the Boys & Girls Club.
Habitat for Humanity
The Home Builder's Association of Fort Wayne has participated in the Habitat for Humanity program for several years. Habitat for Humanity utilizes volunteer labor and donated materials to construct new housing for families in need. Our latest builder blitz was in the subdivision Fuller's Landing where two builders constructed two new homes over the period of several weeks.
Fort Wayne Career Academy at Anthis
The HBA membership donated funds, labor and materials to help the career academy construct the plumbing lab at their Murray Street site. Our donation assisted in allowing students to learn a new trade. Programs already in place include cabinet making, electrical, framing, HVAC, masonry and sheet metal.
NAHB Student Chapter
In an effort to give back to local academic institutions a student chapter, affiliated with the NAHB and the local HBA, was formed at the Fort Wayne Career Academy at Anthis. This chapter provides students with first-hand exposure to the building industry through educational programming and networking opportunities. Students receive mentoring and a potential employment pipeline with builders.
Home of Our Own Program
HBA staff and members provide second grade classes education on the roles of homes, trees and the environment and how they all work together. This program is free of charge and concludes with planting a donated tree on the schools property with the students participation. If you're interested in learning more, please contact us.
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.
Responsibilities of the program committee 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 cook-off, Junior Achievement Achieve-a-thon bowling event, Tincaps games, builders breakfast, legislative candidates reception, networking at five events at members’ locations.
The marketing committee is responsible for developing marketing strategies as well as approving concepts and budgets for annual events and home shows.
The codes committee acts as a liaison with code officials at the city, county and state government levels. Their charge is to stay abreast of all code changes affecting the building industry and further the interests of the Home Builders Association through their many inside contacts.
The goal of the education committee is to further the educational opportunities offered to our members through seminars and online educational resources. They investigate and determine what topics, speakers and/or demonstrations would provide the most benefit for our members as relevant construction issues arise.
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
The policies & procedures committee reviews all Home Builders Association policies and procedures that relate to home shows, agreements, membership standards, staff, etc…
Political Action Committee
The political action committee (PAC) is responsible for legislative involvement assuring the best interest of the association is served in pending actions in the city, county and state governing bodies.
The membership committee is responsible for determining events and programs that help recruit and expand the HBA’s membership base.
Seated (L-R): Brad Wallace, Luke Hoffman, Matt Lancia, Greg Gerbers, Tyler Kees, Logan Buescher, Casey Adams
Standing (L-R): Nick Hoeffel, Ric Zehr, Austin Lundquist, Rodney Robrock, Dave Korte, Harrison Heller, Greg Roberts, Rob Wacker, Duane Kees
|Gregory Gerbers - President||The DeHayes Group|
|Matt Lancia - Vice President||Matt Lancia Signature Homes|
|Luke Hoffman - Treasurer||Granite Ridge Builders, Inc.|
|Logan Buescher - Secretary||Bob Buescher Homes, Inc.|
|Tyler Kees - Past President||Quality Crafted Homes, Inc.|
|Harrison Heller||Heller Homes|
|Nick Hoeffel||Home Lumber, Inc.|
|Duane Kees||Quality Crafted Homes, Inc.|
|Dave Korte||Korte Does It All|
|Austin Lundquist||Wayne Kitchen & Bath Works|
|Greg Roberts||Donovan Engineering, Inc.|
|Rodney Robrock||RW Robrock Design-Build, Inc.|
|Rob Wacker||Windsor Homes|
|Brad Wallace||Bittersweet Development|
|Ric Zehr||The North Eastern Group|