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History

The Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana (HBANWI) is the result of the 2011 consolidation of the Building Industries Association of Northwest Indiana and the Porter County Builders Association. The BIA was chartered as an affiliated association of National Association of Home Builders in 1954, covering the Lake County territory. The PCBA was chartered in 1976, covering the Porter County territory. Now the HBANWI holds the NAHB’s charters for both Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.

The noteworthy history of this association is reflected in the leadership of the top builders and developers in Northwest Indiana, along with the participation and support of thousands of associate members representing various trades and businesses.

For over six decades, the members of the association have worked locally, statewide, and nationally to support the building industry in Northwest Indiana. The members of the HBANWI are at the forefront of the creation of a multitude of developments in both counties, with a focus on providing the residents of Northwest Indiana with affordable, quality housing.

The association partners with the NWI Times for a seasonal Times Homes Showcase to show newly-constructed homes in multiple locations throughout Lake and Porter Counties; it’s like a treasure hunt for houses. Each spring, consumers may find the latest in homebuilding and remodeling at the Home & Remodeling Expo held each March at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. Thousands of visitors attend these events annually.

The Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana seeks to provide a unified approach to development, a powerful voice in the formulation of local policies that affect housing, and consumer education about affordable and innovative home construction options. The association’s goal is to promote well-planned growth, development, and building standards that will provide the residents of Northwest Indiana with quality and affordable housing in the future.