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NIHBA Updates

2016 NIHBA President, Pete Stefani/Kings Court Builders

Texas Hold Em is moving to the Parksite/Bolingbrook location!  Join us on Thursday, April 14th at 5:30 p.m. for a great networking opportunity and a chance to win our poker grand prize of $400!  Non- poker players can enjoy a game of bean bags and dice while enjoying food and beverages provided by Parksite!  Register online now or call our office!

Our NIHBA Mega Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Rich Guerard, Facilitator, has an amazing lineup of top notch speakers this year!  This "Building Industry Update" is a must for everyone in the home building industry!  Registration is now open.  The Conference will feature such experts as Lance Ramella with John Burns Consulting conducting a Chicago & Local Housing Market Overview; Mike Benshoof, Partner with SMA Consulting and a key speaker at this year's IBS show in Las Vegas will speaking on Best Practive Competitive Market Analysis for Home Builders; Leslie Day, Professional HR Consultant with more than 20 years in Human Resources management consulting will will address the Top 4 Concerns for Illinois Employers in our Industry; Lynn Bergan with Esser Hayes Insurance Group will review the current insurance coverages for the Building Industry; and Rich Guerard, a partner at Guerard, Kalina & Butkus will cover Warranties for Builders and Remodelers - Rich will help you recognize the difference between express limited warranties and implied warranties under the law.  Do not miss this vital seminar!   Registration forms are being sent out now - look for yours today!  

Eric Stromer, the popular television host of Top Gear, Clean Sweep and Home Improvements with Eric Stromer is coming to NIHBA on May 12th!  Don't miss Eric's spectacular presentation filled with information and humor at the Arrowhead Country Club in Wheaton from 5:30-8:30 p.m.   Register online now!  

It's not too early to think about summer golf!   Our Summer Golf sponsorships are selling fast so contact us now to sign up for this outstanding offering to sponsor our annual Summer Golf Tournament!   Registration is also open to play!  Whether you are a foursome or on your own sign up to play today!  Summer Golf will be held on Thursday, June 16th at the beautiful Orchard Valley Golf Course in Sugar Grove.  We will open registration at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be offered at noon on the patio, and the shotgun start will happen at 1:00 p.m.!     

Builders have you signed up for our Member Rebate Program?  Why on earth not?! This is money in your pocket for products that you use!  No receipt submission just an easy online form to fill out!  Our members have already received checks from $1,000 to $4,400 for the year so far!   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!  

We welcome you to contact Shela Lahey, Executive Officer, 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

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 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.

NIHBA offers a diverse menu of programs including our excellent Educational seminars; Arbitration coverage; 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!