About the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati

The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati is a professional organization of builders, developers, remodelers, and related businesses who aspire to be on the leading edge of homebuilding through networking, education, and industry advocacy. Join the HBA to take advantage of our great benefits.

HBA builders, developers, and remodelers pass an extensive vetting process, providing references from customers and vendors, lenders, and fellow members before being accepted in the HBA. They’re required to comply with the HBA’s code of ethics, build to the HBA’s industry standards, offer the HBA’s one-year limited warranty, and participate in the HBA’s consumer affairs process. Find a builder, developer, or remodeler in our online directory.

The HBA also produces HOMEARAMA®, America’s premier new home showcase each year around the Cincinnati area. The HBA also produces HOMEARAMA®’s sister show, CiTiRAMA®, every other year in partnership with the City of Cincinnati. Learn about our upcoming events.

HBA Organizational Chart

Our Mission

The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati is a professional organization of builders, developers, remodelers, and related businesses who aspire to be on the leading edge of homebuilding through networking, education, and industry advocacy.

2020: The Year In Review

2021 HBA COMMITTEES/FORUMS/COUNCILS

Get better connected with the HBA by joining a committee, forum, or council in 2021. Contact the staff liaisons for more information on any of the groups listed below. The Chairs are listed after each Group. Other groups will be added as necessary. Some groups have limited membership openings.

ASSET MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (TERRY SIEVERS/ALAN SCHMIDT SR.)

Mission: Reviews year-end financial report and results of the year-end independent accountant’s review. Responsible for reviewing and recommending internal control processes. Additionally, the committee is responsible for investing long-term financial assets and allocations to the building, capital, and legal reserve funds.

Time Commitment: Meets quarterly or as necessary. No appointments are available at this time. Staff Liaison: Beth Schramm, bschramm@cincybuilders.com (10)

BUILDER APPLICATION REVIEW COMMITTEE (DOUG BRYANT)

Mission: Reviews applications for builder/remodeler/developer membership to determine eligibility and makes recommendations to the board of directors.

Time Commitment: Meets as necessary. Staff Liaison: Melanie Meyer, mmeyer@cincybuilders.com (8)

BUILD-PAC COMMITTEE (T.J. ACKERMANN)

Mission: Provides political action support and funding for candidates for public office that have an impact on government policy and regulations.

Time Commitment: Meet quarterly; attendance at a variety of political functions. Staff Liaison: Dan Dressman, ddressman@cincybuilders.com (15)

CiTiRAMA® OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (T.J. ACKERMANN)

Mission: Coordinates implementation of 2021 urban home show in September.

Time Commitment: Meets monthly through August. Staff Liaison: Karen Pfeiffer, kpfeiffer@cincybuilders.com (10)

CONSTRUCTION CAREERS COMMITTEE (BRAD OLINGER)

Mission: Coordinates initiatives including presentations, career days, scholarship programs, and specific events to generate interest in construction-related careers.

Time Commitment: Depends on specific activities. Staff Liaison: Melanie Meyer, mmeyer@cincybuilders.com (15)

DANCING WITH THE HBA STARS COMMITTEE (JAMIE HUMES/EMILY FRANKL)

Mission: Coordinates all aspects of the program, including securing participants, generating sponsors, and working events.

Time Commitment: Meets as necessary. Staff Liaison: Carli Carpenter, ccarpenter@cincybuilders.com (10)

DEMONSTRATION HOME COMMITTEE (ALAN GERBUS)

Mission: Coordinates all aspects of the HBA demonstration home at CiTiRAMA® 2019.

Time Commitment: Meets as necessary. Staff Liaison: Dan Dressman, ddressman@cincybuilders.com (15)

EDUCATE, ENGAGE, EXPERIENCE BOARD (CHRISTINA GYARMATI/RON HOTCHKISS/EMILY FRANKL)

Mission: Develops, organizes, and provides oversight to various networking events, including Table Top Nite, Golf Outing, and Dancing with the HBA Stars. Activities are facilitated through a variety of committees.

Time Commitment: Depends on the amount of involvement. Staff Liaison: Carli Carpenter, ccarpenter@cincybuilders.com (12)

GOLF OUTING PLANNING COMMITTEE (DUSTIN KREIGER/LUIS SANCHEZ/NATHAN MADDEN)

Mission: Coordinates the annual golf classic.

Time Commitment: Meets three times (before the August event). Volunteer day of the event by acting as course captain, parking attendant, etc. Some additional duties may include raffle prize shopping, grounds set-up, etc. Staff Liaison: Carli Carpenter, ccarpenter@cincybuilders.com (20)

HOMEARAMA® OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (GREG BERLING)

Mission: Coordinates implementation of 2021 single site June show and plans special events included in the show.

Time Commitment: Meets through June. Staff Liaison: Karen Pfeiffer, kpfeiffer@cincybuilders.com (20 + 15 on Events Subcommittee)

INDUSTRY STANDARDS COMMITTEE (ALAN SCHMIDT, J.R.)

Mission: Follow-up, including site visits, regarding public complaints related to builder member construction performance standards.

Time Commitment: As necessary.

Staff Liaison: Karen Pfeiffer, kpfeiffer@cincybuilders.com. (3-5)

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/RETENTION COMMITTEE (DUANE PLAPP/JOHN COWAN)

Mission: Recruits new members and implements retention programs. Assists in orientation of new members and development of incentive programs.

Time Commitment: Monthly for one hour, in addition to follow-up telephone calls to new and canceled members. Staff Liaison: Melanie Meyer, mmeyer@cincybuilders.com (20)

NEXT GEN COMMITTEE (MIKE HINES)

Mission: Provides opportunities for young professionals in the residential construction industry to develop business-building relationships. Activities are determined by the council members.

Time Commitment: Depends on the level of involvement. Staff Liaison: Melanie Meyer, mmeyer@cincybuilders.com (8)

OHIO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (JOSE CASTREJON/GEMMA MAXWELL)

Mission: Represents industry interests involving engineering standards, planning, zoning, and utilities that impact land development. Facilitates a series of council committees that meet as necessary to review and consult with public officials on proposed regulations impacting residential land development. Hosts quarterly luncheon meetings on a variety of topics related to land development.

Time Commitment: Depends on the amount of involvement. Staff Liaison; Dan Dressman, ddressman@cincybuilders.com (15)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (NATALIE CONOVER/CINDY PETERS/SCOTT BAKER)

Mission: Provides for and develops industry-related seminars/programs, including Lunch N Learns, Coffee Talks, and Meet the Builders Luncheons for members. Selects speakers, as needed, for HBA events and programs.

Time Commitment: Meets ten times per year for about 1.5 hours. Staff Liaison: Carli Carpenter, ccarpenter@cincybuilders.com (6)

REFERRAL ROUNDTABLE (LEAH GROTE/CINDY PETERS)

Mission: Provide a forum for HBA members to promote their business on a more personal level via exclusive weekly networking.

Time Commitment: weekly; limited to 30 maximum (by appointment) to ensure maximum benefit. Staff Liaison: Melanie Meyer, mmeyer@cincybuilders.com (30)

TABLE TOP NITE PLANNING COMMITTEE (AMY HOLT/LEAH GROTE/SHELLY SCHEUER)

Mission: Coordinates the annual trade show.

Time Commitment: Meets up to 4 times beginning January before the June event. Additional time will be required for facility set up the day before, the day of the event, and that evening. Staff Liaison: Carli Carpenter, ccarpenter@cincybuilders.com (17)

URBAN BUILDING FORUM (BRAD OLINGER)

Mission: A forum for members interested in urban residential construction, with a focus on advocacy.

Time Commitment: To be determined. Staff Liaison: Dan Dressman, ddressman@cincybuilders.com (20)