The Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana (HBA of NWI) 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 NAHB in 1954 and covered the Lake County territory. The PCBA was chartered in 1976 and covered the Porter County territory. Now HBA of NWI holds the National Association of Home Builder’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 HBA of NWI 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 hosts the Parades of Homes, featuring six or more beautiful new homes located near each other in one development (our very own street of dreams). In addition, the Association’s NWI New Home Tour showcases 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 home-building and remodeling at the Home Improvement Market, held each March at the Porter County Expo Center, 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.