NIHBA Updates

2020 NIHBA President, Dan Jurjovec/ Lakewest Custom Homes

The 2020 Cavalcade Tour of Homes is underway!  We have 17 homes committed and going strong!  If you are or know a Builder/Remodeler who may have a project or new home to enter in our September 2020 Tour please contact Shela!      

We also have excellent sponsorship opportunities for Cavalcade!  Contact Shela or Vanessa for more information!

 40% of our Cavalcade Tour ticket proceeds will be donated to Naperville Responds to Veterans and Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans!    We encourage all of our Builders and Remodelers to consider participating in our 2020 Tour!  Call our office for information!    

NIHBA is following the recommendations of the Illinois Health Department and Federal Agencies in regard to safety and precaution during these difficult COVID-19 times.  We have postponed all events, seminars and meetings until after May 1st. 

The following regulations were handed down by the IL Department of Finance & Professional Regulations:

  • Open Houses are NOT permitted
  • Showing occupied rental properties is NOT permitted
  • Showings of vacant or owner-occupied units ARE permitted if necessary and scheduled in advance but limited to no more than 4 people
  • Virtual showings ARE preferred

We look forward to May and June when we can bring our members the outstanding events and seminars that we typically provide as an active and energized Association!  

Builders, you can look forward to June 4th when we will be hosting our annual Mega Conference which provides valuable information on our local markets and the state of our housing industry. 

May 14th will be a great day for our Open House hosted by Sierra Pacific Windows - it will be a perfect way to kick off your Memorial Weekend early! 

And who doesn't love Italian food?!  You'll be able to join us on June 2nd at the fabulous Fiamme Restaurant in downtown Naperville for an NIHBA member only event!  We will have the restaurant to ourselves and a fantastic Agenda designed for you to meet and learn about your colleagues and your industry!

And of course you don't want to miss our SUMMER GOLF OUTING being held on June 25th at the award winning VILLAGE LINKS GOLF COURSE in Glen Ellyn!   NIHBA has you covered with seasons of outstanding events!  Visit us online to register and learn more about our events and upcoming Member Seminars!  

NIHBA strives to be politically heard and urges our members to forge relationships with your State Reps and learn about important legislative issues that impact our industry.       

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

We want to welcome our exclusive 2020 Foundation Sponsors and thank them 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, CIBC Bank, Craftstone Architects, Inc., Crown Community Development; Douglas Coleman Home Solutions; Engineering Resource Associates; Esser Hayes Insurance Group; Ferguson, Hines Supply; Nicor Gas; Parksite/DuPont Tyvek; Pella Windows & Doors and Remote Audio/Video!

**BUILDERS HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR OUR MEMBER REBATE PROGRAM?  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 are always looking for members to join our fantastic committees to share your 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 Ted Talk Favorite and Leadership Expert, Betsy Allen Manning,  Personality Profiler Wayne Hoover, Sarah Susanka, best-selling author of  The Not So Big House series; State legislators such as Senator John Curran and Senator Laura Ellman, one of Fortune 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.  

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

Building Your Business By Association!