EDGEWOOD, Ky. (June 26, 2017) — The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky (HBA) has announced it will change its name to the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky (BIA) after 62 years at an event June 29, 2017 at President’s Park in Edgewood, Kentucky.
“Our association has been largely made up of companies that support the construction industry since very soon after our founding in 1955 not merely Registered Builders,” said Brian Miller, executive vice president of the BIA. “Registered Remodelers have grown as a portion of our membership in the last 20 plus years. More recently, the growth of our Commercial Council has emphasized a need to realign our name with the individuals and companies we represent. In fact, only 14 percent of our association’s membership are actual builders, remodelers or developers; considered “builder” members of our organization.
“The largest portion of our membership are suppliers, subcontractors and service providers, considered ‘associate’ members. We have had dialogue regarding a name change for a few years and when we thought we had consensus we announced our thoughts at a Past Presidents luncheon in January of this year. It was well received. With over 30 Past Presidents in attendance we didn’t know what their reaction would be but we perceived practically unanimous support. That afternoon was our Board of Directors meeting. A motion was made to change our name and it unanimously passed.”
There are 800 associations within the National Association of Home Builders Federation. Of the 100 largest builders associations in the country 53 are named Home Builders Association. Twenty-seven are named Builders Association and 16 are named Building Industry Association.
The mission of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky is to promote and enhance the integrity and visibility of the construction industry and the members of the organization through advocacy, communication, education and political action. On June 29 their website address will be buildersnky.com.
Until then you can learn more at homebuildersnky.com.