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NIHBA Updates

2019 NIHBA President, Adam Van Someren/Charleston Building & Development

Welcome to our 2019 President Adam Van Someren!  Adam not only serves as your NIHBA President but will also be taking on the role of Cavalcade Chair for our 2019 Cavalcade Tour of Homes.  

The 2019 Cavalcade Tour of Homes is underway!  40% of our ticket proceeds will be donated to Naperville Responds to Veterans and Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans!   Call our office for your Cavalcade Builder Notebook or check out all the news at or visit our Face Book page!   

Please join your colleagues on Thursday, April 11th for our Membership dinner which will feature Interrogation Specialist and Personality Profiler, Wayne Hoover! Wayne's presentation will be fascinating and full of insights on how to identify the traits of your clients and co-workers to better communicate and succeed in sales! Please contact Vanessa or Shela for more details on this fun event which will be held at Riverside Receptions in Geneva!

Save the Date for our upcoming annual Mega Conference, a Housing Industry Update!  Our conference will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Lisle! Featured speakers will include Danielle Leach from MetroStudy with a local market overview, Mike Benshoof with SMA Consulting on the housing updates, and Matt Horn from Smith Amundson on contract tips you don't want to miss!  Facilitated by Rich Guerard with Wyndham Deerpoint this is a must for all area Builders!  Call Vanessa or Shela to RSVP at 630-978-9000.  

NIHBA strives to be politically heard and urge our members to forge relationships with your State Reps and learn about important legislative issues that impact our industry.   Our annual Lobby Day is Tuesday, April 30th in Springfield, IL   Join your colleagues and our State Lobbyist, Bill Ward, to learn about crucial legislative issues happening now!  Take a walk over to our State House and meet your Reps! 

Please make sure you received our 2019 Membership Directories!        

Have you seen our 60th anniversary NIHBA film?  Check it out on You Tube and share with others!

We want to thank our 2019 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 Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicago Title & Trust, CIBC Bank, Crown Community Development; Douglas Coleman Home Solutions; Engineering Resource Associates; Esser Hayes Insurance Group; Ferguson Enterprises, Hines Supply; Nicor Gas; Parksite/Tyvek; and Remote Audio/Video!

**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, Jeep, 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. NIHBA Committees are the foundation of our success and one of the reasons we are one of the largest HBAs in Illinois!   We look forward to expanding and developing our fantastic committees even more in 2019 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 one of 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 us with questions or concerns!  Shela Coleman, Executive Vice President,  and Vanessa Buckner at 630-978-9000.  Fax us at 630-978-9100 or email Shela at:; or Vanessa at  Don't forget to Like Us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram!

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 Emmy Nominated HGTV and Radio host, Frank Fontana, Sarah Susanka, best-selling author of  The Not So Big House series; State legislators such as House Republican Leader Jim DurkinFortune Magazine's top read columnist, Matt Mayberry, Author of Winning Plays, and many more business leaders who share their expertise and advice with our members.  We look forward to welcoming Betsy Allen Manning, nationally acclaimed Ted Talks speaker and Human Behavior Expert in March, 2019! 

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

Building Your Business By Association!