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NIHBA Updates

The 2015 Mega Seminar - "A Building Industry Update" was a huge success!  Thank you to our sponsors; Nicor, Stewart Title, Remote A/V, Owens Corning, Chicago Title, Humbert Insurance, Huber Engineered Woods, and the law firm of Guerard, Kalina, and Butkus.  Congratulations Rich Guerard on a wonderful conference and thank you to our outstanding speakers; Chris Huecksteadt with MetroStudy; Michael Filipski with Compass Surveying, Ltd.; Joe Safin with BSB Design; our Builder Panel of Court Airhart/Airhart Construction; Pete Stefani/Kings Court Builders; and Tom Stephani!    

The 2015 May Membership Drive kicks 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.  The first season prize - great Cubs tickets to their May 29th game - will be awarded on May 22nd to one of the members who brings in a Spike!  Batter up!  

NIHBA welcomes Brooks Boyer, Marketing Director for the Chicago White Sox!  Brooks will be sharing Marketing tips and trends with our membership on Thursday, May 14th at the Hilton Lisle at 5:30 p.m. during our General Membership Dinner. Learn how to market your business from an expert!  Register online for just $60/member now! 

Its not too soon to dream about Summer - and our NIHBA Summer Golf Outing! It's coming up June 18th at the Orchard Valley Golf Course!  Register your foursome online!  Limited Sponsorships available!  Early Bird Discount before May 15th is just $100/member - that's an $80 savings for your foursome!   

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, nationally renowned Economist, Ted Jones 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!