The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) is a trade association representing members involved in home building, remodeling, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other segments of residential construction. A not-for-profit organization, the Association provides its members with networking and educational opportunities and represents them in matters related to government relations and advocacy. Founded in 1939 and located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, the HBAGC covers Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties. It is the oldest affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders whose headquarters are in Washington, D.C.
The Senior Officers of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago are elected at the annual meeting of the HBAGC in November, and are installed at the annual Inaugural Gala held the following January. Officers serve a one year term as members of both the Regional Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago and their companies believe and affirm that:
- The paramount responsibility of each Member is to their customers, fellow members, the general public, and the communities in which they work; proceeding with straightforwardness, honesty, integrity, and fairness; providing housing and functional design and sound craftsmanship, and incorporating high standards of health, safety, and sanitation so that each home is an asset to its owner and to the community in which it is located.
- Each member shall act professionally, making good faith efforts to meet contractual, moral and ethical obligations and commitments regarding their business activities.
- Each member has the responsibility to keep informed regarding all laws, regulations, public policies, production and manufacturing processes, and any other essential information which affects their business interests and those of the housing industry.
- In the best interests of society, of their associates, and of their own business, Members shall be loyal to the Association and shall refrain from engaging in activities which are counter-productive to the work of the association and the interests of the housing industry.
- No Member shall attempt to injure with malicious intent, either directly or indirectly, the professional reputation, customer prospects, business, or employment of another member of the Association; nor shall they indiscriminately criticize another member’s work in public.
- No Member shall seek an unfair advantage over fellow members.
- Members shall willingly share lessons of non-proprietary study and experience.
- Each Member shall conduct their business in an ethical way so as to avoid controversies between members; and should any such controversy arise, first seek to resolve such controversy through the Association’s dispute resolution procedures.
A Member believing another Member is engaging in misconduct or illegal activity or has violated the letter or spirit of this Code is encouraged to present the information to the Ethics Committee.
Members assume these responsibilities freely and solemnly, and are mindful that they are part of the obligations of members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago.
Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Vision Statement
From the 2010 Strategic Planning Session revised and reaffirmed by the Regional Board of Directors on July 22, 2010
The purpose of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago is:
- To raise the professionalism of the industry by providing quality educational resource opportunities to the housing industry at all levels.
- To represent the views and opinions of the housing industry in all forums public and private.
- To provide services and benefits to members that take advantage of group buying opportunities.
- To provide a forum for member networking, recognition, and interaction.