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NIHBA Updates

2016 NIHBA President, Pete Stefani/Kings Court Builders

NIHBA and the Cavalcade of Homes Road Show Committee, Chaired by Court Airhart, are excited to announce our 2017 Cavalcade of Homes Road Show! We invite our Builders and Remodelers to join us on August 3rd at 3:00 p.m. at NIHBA for our 1st informational meeting of the year.  You will learn about the Road Show dates, costs, outstanding benefits, expectations and so much more!  Don't miss this important informational meeting for our Builders and Remodelers only!

We have a fantastic Fall schedule!  Be sure to check our August Newsletter and website for all the dates which include our Fall sit-down dinners; Fall Golf at Bliss Creek; Builder Connect - a not so speedy networking event; our ever popular annual Calcutta; and our 60th anniversay holiday party and inauguration!

We also have an excellent lineup of Educational seminars including our upcoming Lunch n Learn seminar on August 23rd which will cover Website security - do NOT be a victim of cybercrime!  Learn how you can stop the Russians from hacking your emails!

We will be announcing the winner of our 2017 Membership Directory Cover photo contest at the end of August!  Stay tuned ... and look soon for an opportunity for you to advertise your company in our 2017 directory! 

Builders have you registered with BDX to promote your home and lot sales?  Go to the Consumer tab on our website and click on New Homes and Lots to click on the BDX link and start promoting your homes today!

Builders have you signed up for our Member Rebate Program?  This is money in your pocket for products that you use!  No receipt submission just an easy online form to fill out!  This will only take a few minutes of your time! Why aren't you taking advantage of this incredible member offer?  If you haven't received your material call us now and look forward to those quarterly checks! 

Visit our website to see all of the Affinity programs that we participate in!  Esser Hayes Insurance Group offers our members incredible value and discounts with their insurance offerings - see how they can save you hundreds - even thousands of dollars for your business insurance needs. We also have partnerships with Dell, GEICO, Verizon and more!  

NIHBA is thriving because of the dedication of our committee members!  The heart of any Association lies in the commitment of its members to participate in its growth and development. We have experienced an outstanding year of Events and that is due to our Programs, Membership and PR/Marketing committees united efforts to drive attendance, welcome members, and bring awareness to the top notch programs we offer every month!  NIHBA Committees are the foundation of our success and one of the reasons we are the largest HBA in Illinois!   We look forward to expanding and developing our fantastic committees even more in 2016 and would love to see more NIHBA members join us, share their vision, and participate in planning our future.  Join an NIHBA Committee today! 

We invite all members of the Public to visit our site and review our Member Directory.  NIHBA is the largest HBA in Illinois and we represent the highest quality Custom Home Builders, Remodelers, subcontractors, and Associate businesses in the home building industry!  Make sure that your Builder is an NIHBA member!  Call us at NIHBA to confirm that you are working with one of our members!

We want to thank our 2016 Foundation Sponsors for their dedication and support of NIHBA!  We are able to bring our members the high quality programs and events that we do because of their sponsorships.  Thank you to Esser Hayes Insurance Group; Parksite Tyvek; Chicago Title & Trust; Hines Building Supply; Pirch; Remote Audio/Video; Brakur Custom Cabinets; Crown Community Development; Nicor Gas; and Fifth Third Bank!  

Please feel free to contact our staff with questions or concerns!  Shela Lahey, Executive Vice President, Marie George, Membership/Marketing Director; and Holly Walsh, Social Media Director at 630-978-9000.  Fax us at 630-978-9100 or email Shela at:; Marie at; and Holly at Don't forget to Like Us on facebook or follow us on Twitter!

NIHBA Mission

Our mission is to serve you!  You can join, through the Northern Illinois Home Builders Association, a non-profit organization, a group of the highest quality professional builders, remodelers, contractors, and suppliers who are dedicated to the promotion, growth and protection of the home building industry.  

You will find a wide range of exciting opportunities to promote and grow your business, including government advocacy and outstanding networking events where members meet and discuss their role in the home building industry.  Join NIHBA to make valuable connections and foster life-long business relationships.

You are offered a diverse menu of programs including our Arbitration coverage; excellent Education seminars, and top notch monthly meetings and social events which welcome such reputable speakers as Jarrett Payton, former NFL running back, son of legendary Football legend Walter Payton, radio host and motivational speaker; Eric Stromer, television host of Clean Sweep, Top Gear, and Home Improvement with Eric Stromer; John McDonough, President/CEO of the Blackhawks Hockey team; George McCaskey, Chairman of the Chicago Bears, Alison Victoria, television host of the popular HGTV show Kitchen Crashers, and many more business leaders who share their expertise and advice with our members.  

Join today and become a part of this dynamic association and start...

Building Your Business By Association!