With nearly 8,000 members in 26 local associations across the state, The Home Builders Association of Alabama is a strong unified voice for the industry. Current HBAA President David Lisenby of Lisenby Construction, Inc. explained the group’s goals and how its benefits extend far beyond its membership.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE HBAA?
The HBAA serves as an advocate for Alabama’s housing industry and as a corporate channel through which home builders contribute time, money and services to local community service projects and education initiatives. HBAA members include builders, remodelers, developers, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, real estate brokers, lenders, attorneys and other industry professionals.
Right now, we’re focusing on workforce development. The homebuilding industry has experienced a trade labor shortage for quite a while, and it’s vital that we recruit young people into our industry. The Alabama Home Builders Foundation, the HBAA’s charitable arm, is devoted to promoting careers in the building industry and providing opportunities for young people to get the skills education they need to succeed.
HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION ACCOMPLISH ITS MISSION?
The HBAA’s Governmental and Regulatory Affairs program is designed to give Alabama’s home building industry a voice on the local, state and national stages. The HBAA accomplishes this through supporting legislation and regulatory rules that strengthen the industry and have a positive impact on the state’s economy while keeping housing in Alabama safe and affordable for all.
HOW DOES THE HBAA BENEFIT ITS MEMBERS?
As a longtime builder and remodeler member, one of the greatest benefits I’ve received is the networking and information shared between my colleagues from across the state.
HOW DOES HBAA BENEFIT THE GENERAL PUBLIC?
Your home is likely the largest investment you’ll make, and you need to entrust it to licensed professionals like HBAA members who can help build, remodel, repair and service it so that you enjoy it for many years. The HBAA frequently conducts consumer awareness campaigns to help consumers prevent being taken advantage of.
ANY RECENT AWARDS OR HONORS?
The HBAA is not only large in size (the fourth largest state Home Builders Association), but is also known as one of the most highly respected state associations in the nation.
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