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About HBAGTA

The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area, Inc., chartered in 1970, is a professional trade association encompassing the Michigan counties of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau, whose members are licensed, where applicable, for the purpose of constructing quality housing, providing associated services, and utilizing progressive technologies. The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area (HBAGTA), Inc. is an affiliate of the Michigan Association of Home Builders and National Association of Home Builders.

The HBAGTA is your best resource when you're looking for quality professionals.  Our 300+ members maintain the highest degree of industry expertise and business integrity.  Our members undergo rigorous continuing education in many avenues, providing you the finest services, quality housing construction, energy efficiency, and progressive building technologies.

The Home Builders Association is your best resource for qualified building professionals.

Builders
Remodelers
Subcontractors
    *  Plumbing
    *  Electrical
    *  HVAC

Building Material Suppliers
Cleaning and Restoration
Engineers
Excavators
Floor Coverings
Foundations
Insurance
Kitchen Designers
Landscapers
Land Developers
Lending Institutions
Masonry
Paint and Wallpaper
Realtors
Roofing & Siding
and more......

 

To find a professional building industry specialist who can help you build or remodel your dream home, click on Find an Expert, or call the HBAGTA office at 231-946-2305.


Our Mission:

To be a high quality resource for the building industry professionals, who provide outstanding service to our community.

Our Core Values:

  • Integrity - At the HBAGTA we recognize the importance of being honest and having strong moral principles.  As a driving force of our organization, we believe that each member must make a personal choice to uphold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards.
  • Education - We know a well-educated membership is the cornerstone of the home building industry.  We believe that the HBAGTA has the possibility and opportunity to facilitate learning for every member and that every member has the obligation to acquire new knowledge, skills, values, and habits to support the communities perception of our industry.
  • Credibility - We believe it is the obligation of each HBAGTA member to actively participate in maintaining, and increasing, our community's trust and worthiness in all home building industries.

Videos to View About the HBA

Discover all the ways the Home Builders Association can help you grow personally and professionally.  Hear from our HBA professionals as they share the value and benefit of membership.

For Your Business
For You Personally
For Quality Standards


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Board of Directors 2017

First Name Last Name Company Name Title/Position Member Type
Steven Eveleigh, CGP Northwest Carpentry, LLC President Builder
Marcy Hurst MAC Custom Homes First Vice-President Builder
Ryan McCoon, LEED AP-H Endura Performance Homes Second Vice-President Builder
Rick MacKinnon Andersen Window Corporation Secretary Associate
Dean Adams, CGP Bay Area Contracting, Inc Treasurer Builder
      Past President Builder
Carolyn Andrews Northern Building Supply-Suttons Bay Director Associate
Kris Arnold KA Construction of N. MI Director Builder
Mike Bartkowiac Wolverine Cabinet Company Director Associate
Julie Bravender Lake Michigan Credit Union Director Associate
Terry Harper Precision Plumbing & Heating Director Associate
Brian Maurer Paul W Maurer General Contracting Director Builder
Caleb Norris Norris Design Productions Director Associate
Mike Tucker Wimsatt Building Materials Director Associate

Committee Chairs 2017

BYLAWS
Roger Papineau
Roger Papineau, Builder
(231) 882-5486

CONSTRUCTION CODES
Roger Papineau
Roger Papineau, Builder
(231) 882-5486

EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIPS
Ryan McCoon
Endura Performance Homes
(231) 218-5810

GOLF OUTING
Jeremy Orth
Morse Moving & Storage
(231) 947-7650

HOME EXPO
Heidi Wylin
Archer Contracting
(231) 932-6736 

LEGISLATIVE
Terry Harper
Precision Plumbing & Heating
(231) 947-0100

MEMBERSHIP
Josh Gratton
Kiss Carpet Design Center
(231)-947-7247

PARADE OF HOMES
Michael Tucker
Wimsatt Building Materials
(231) 267-5700

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN BUILDING (PWB)
Carolyn Andrews
Northern Building Supply-Suttons Bay
(231) 271-0010

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Rick MacKinnon
Andersen Window Corp.
(231) 282-1001 

SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
Matt Vajda
Voltage Electric, Inc.
(231) 946-3678 

Staff

EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Judy Vajda
judy@hbagta.com

EDUCATION & OFFICE COORDINATOR
Debbie Perkins
debbie@hbagta.com

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 
Sara Goodchild
sgoodchild@hbagta.com


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much are membership dues and are there tiered fees for different kinds of businesses?Membership dues are $495 for both builder and associate members. $182 goes to the national association, NAHB; $120 goes to the state association, HBAM; and $193 is retained by our local association, HBAGTA.
     
  2. When is my membership dues payment due?
    Membership is for a full 12 month period. If you joined in February, for example, you may expect a bill to arrive about 30 days prior to your expiration date.
     
  3. How can I pay my dues? Is there a payment plan available?
    Dues may be paid by check or credit card. Online payments may also be made by logging on to www.hbagta.com.  You will see the Member Login box on the top right corner of the website.  In addition, a payment plan is plan is available by contacting the HBA office at (231) 946-2305.
     
  4. When and where are meetings held? What can I expect to see or do there?
    General Membership Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month from September through May. Currently, these are hosted by members at their company’s location. A Builder Forum which is an educational or informational session is held at each meeting from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Typically a light dinner or heavy hors d’oeuvres is served. During the informal part of the meeting, members and guests are encouraged to network. Information about important upcoming events is also shared.
     
  5. How can I get more involved? 
    There are several HBA Committees that provide opportunities for members to get better acquainted with colleagues and help provide support for association events. Check out the list of committees and feel free to contact the chairperson or the HBA office if you’d like to learn more or attend an upcoming meeting.
     
  6. How can I get my name out there more?
    The greatest number of leads and business growth opportunities result from participating. Consider joining a committee or volunteering for one of the HBA activities and events. Also you may wish to be a sponsor of our Tuesday Toolbox e-newsletter, advertise prominently on our HBA website or consider sponsorship of one of the anchor events. In addition, we welcome members with particular skills and expertise to host a seminar at the HBA office.
     
  7. What advertising opportunities are there with the HBA? 
    Companies and individuals can promote their products and services by advertising on the HBA website, in the Membership Directory or in the Home Expo, Parade of Homes & Developments or the Showcase of Remodeled Homes publications. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for our anchor events. For more information about these, contact Debbie, at (231) 946-2305 or by emailing debbie@hbagta.com.

Member Benefits

  1. Active representation at the local, state and national level to fight excessive regulations that erode your profit margin and add additional, time-consuming paperwork requirements.
     
  2. Extensive business resources available through the local, state and national associations, including free legal consultation and business forms.
     
  3. Prominent listing on our HBA website and within the Membership Directory printed each January and distributed widely throughout the community.
     
  4. Website links to your business’s home page.
     
  5. Low cost and free educational programs and business development seminars, including monthly Builder Forums prior to each General Membership meeting.
     
  6. Numerous money saving discounts and benefits provided through Member Advantage, including a $500 GM vehicle discount. Also savings on electronics, car rentals, vacation properties, shipping and business services, plus a significant discount on fuel and wireless service.
     
  7. Manufacturer’s Quarterly Rebate Program that provides money back to members who utilize any number of construction products. For more information, go to http://HBArebates.com/claim.html.
     
  8. Discounts on Workers Compensation, Property & Casualty and Health insurance.
     
  9. Large conference room available for members to hold client meetings or planning sessions for no cost or a nominal fee depending on your needs.
     
  10. Opportunities to promote your products and services during our very popular annual events that include Home EXPO, Parade of Homes & Developments and the Showcase of Remodeled Homes.
 

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