About Us

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is the voice of the housing industry and the source for housing information. Comprising approximately 550 member companies, the HBA represents an industry that supports thousands of  jobs in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

For nearly 80 years, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City has been working to support the home building industry and the home buyers who keep the industry strong. The HBA is proud to bring you outstanding, year-round opportunities to experience the home building and home improvement industries including the Fall Parade of Homes, Spring Parade of Homes, and Home Show and Lawn & Garden Show.

Mission

Serve the new-home industry of Greater Kansas City as the ultimate new-home resource for HBA members and consumers and provide advocacy on behalf of the new-home industry to local government and the public.

History

The Home Builders Association was established in 1937 when less than 100 builders designated themselves as the builder division of the already existent Real Estate Board. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) granted the HBA an official charter on October 31, 1945. Three public events in particular have brought distinction to the HBA including the Fall Parade of Homes in 1947, the Home Show in 1948 and the Spring Parade of Homes in 1962.

About Our Membership

Membership is open to all companies and individuals involved in the housing industry including builders, remodelers, suppliers and realtors. Benefits include:

  • Educational Opportunities to provide information, knowledge, and training to succeed in the home-building industry.
  • Networking Opportunities to bring members together at social events such as the Parade Awards Ceremonies, Inaugural Gala, International Builders’ Show Hospitality Suites, Golf Tournament, Sporting Clay Shoot, and Business After Hours.
  • Grassroots Involvement to engage members in their local areas including the HBA’s three Area Councils – Kansas, Missouri North and Missouri South.
  • Industry Information keeps members updated and informed through the monthly printed magazine, Building Business News, the weekly e-newsletter, This Week at the HBA, as well as access to national information from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
  • Governmental Affairs Support to provide advocacy at local and national levels to support pro-housing candidates and initiatives.
  • Marketing Opportunities to promote member businesses as sponsors and advertisers of member events, publications, the website, the Parade of Homes, and Homes Show.
  • Membership in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to give members national connections to education, networking, publications, governmental affairs support, and special discounts on a range of goods and services.

Over the years, HBA members have advanced the housing industry, built our homes, our neighborhoods, and our communities. Through a strong membership base the HBA will continue as the leading voice for the building industry and home ownership today and tomorrow.

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