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 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:
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.
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)
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)
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
|Luke Hoffman - President||Granite Ridge Builders, Inc.|
|Logan Buescher - Vice President||Bob Buescher Homes, Inc.|
|Harrison Heller - Treasurer||Heller Homes|
|Greg Gerbers - Secretary||The DeHayes Group|
|Matt Lancia - Past President||Matt 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|