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NIHBA Updates

2015 NIHBA President, Pete Stefani/Kings Court Builders

Our Bliss Creek Fall Golf Outing was a great success!  Thank you to our sponsors Nicor, Brakur Cabinets, Chicago Title & Trust, J&D Door Sales, First Federal Savings Bank, Huber Engineered Woods, Hines Supplies, Fifth Third Bank, Parksite/Tyvek, and Luxe Kitchen Designs and Interiors.  With almost 100 attendees our members enjoyed a beautiful Fall Day of golf and networking!  

Calcutta returns with the largest jackpot ever at $5,000!  Join us on November 12th at Riverside Receptions in Geneva and try your hand at winning our draw down and enjoying an evening with 200 of your colleagues!  Tickets are now onsale - call our office to reserve!

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 sold out 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! 

NIHBA is assisting with the relief effort to help the Fairdale, IL F4 Tornado victims - they still need us more than ever - won't you please help? Visit the Northern IL Real Estate Magazine website at and click on their July edition to learn more and read the stories of some of the families and volunteers from this devastated little town who are trying to rebuild their community.  Donate directly to DeKalb County Community Foundation, Sycamore, IL  Please call our office if you have questions!     

The 2015 Membership Drive kicked off on May 1st!   Cubs or Sox?  Choose your team and support NIHBA!  All members who bring in a new member will score points for the team they choose!  Debbie Miller is the Cubs Team Leader and Heather Runge is the Sox Team Leader!  Start building your team spirit today!  Prizes awarded throughout the season - season runs thru October 5th.  Cubs are beating the socks off of the ... Sox with a lead of 22-3!  Let's rally White Sox - keep up the good work Cubs!  Batter up!  

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!

Shela Lahey and Marie George can be reached at 630-978-9000.  Fax us at 630-978-9100 or email Shela at: or Marie at

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NIHBA Mission

The Northern Illinois Home Builders Association, founded in 1954 and  incorporated in 1956,  is a non-profit organization of professional builders, remodelers, contractors, suppliers and associate members dedicated to the promotion, growth and protection of the home building industry.  

We offer a wide range of exciting opportunities to promote and grow your business, including government advocacy and oustanding 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.

The NIHBA offers a diverse menu of programs including: our excellent Educational seminars, Arbitration coverage, and top notch monthly meetings and social events which welcome such reputable speakers as John McDonough, President/CEO of the Blackhawks Hockey team, Brooks Boyer, Marketing Director of the Chicago White Sox, Alison Victoria, television host of the popular HGTV show Kitchen Crashers, George McCaskey, Chairman of the Chicago Bears, 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!