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NIHBA Updates

2016 NIHBA President, Pete Stefani/Kings Court Builders

NIHBA and the Cavalcade of Homes Road Show Committee are excited to announce our 2017 Cavalcade of Homes Road Show! We held our 1st Builder and Remodeler meeting on August 3rd and welcomed 25 of our Builder/Remodeler members! They learned about the Road Show dates, costs, outstanding benefits, expectations and so much more!  If you missed the meeting and are interested in participating as a Builder or Remodeler contact our office for our Builder Notebook which contains all details and information about our upcoming 2017 Road Show.

We have had a fantastic Fall and 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!  

Our 1st Fall sit-down dinner on Thursday, September 8th at Riverside Receptions in Geneva was outstanding!  Our guest speaker, Matt Mayberry, mesmerized our members with his intensely powerful and gripping presentation. 

Our Fall Golf outing on September 22nd at Bliss Creek Golf Course was fantastic and our Builder Connect event on October 4th was a huge success with over 150 people including 35 Builders in attendance!  Thank you to our Associates who sponsored the evening and to our Builders for making it an exciting and energized evening! 

Don't miss our next Fall dinner with Jarrett Payton, the legendary Walter Payton's son!   Jarrett is a sports radio and television host, business entreprenuer, former NFL player and inspirational speaker!  Jarrett joins us on FRIDAY, October 14th at the banquet hall at Orchard Valley Golf Course from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

And Calcutta is coming on Thursday, November 10th at Riverside Receptions!  Don't miss this highly attended event of the year which returns with a $5,000 jackpot! 

Congratulations to our 2017 Membership Directory Cover photo contest winners!  Thank you to all of our members who submitted dozens of photos for our contest.  Our Marketing Committee held their blind judging and chose photos by Charleston Building & Development, Lakewest Custom Homes, and Designing Interiors for a home by McKeown Classic Homes.  Please see our August Newsletter for those photos!   You now have an opportunity to advertise your company in our 2017 directory!  Please look for our emails with the Ad form and contracts.  

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!

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!