When you join HBAGC you join an established 75 + year old association of members who advocate for the betterment of the housing industry. You will also automatically become a member of the Springfield-based, Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI) and the Washington D.C.-based, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). You will gain access to a wide variety of industry information, services, and activities that will contribute to your personal as well as professional success.

HBAGC (866) 773-5598

NAHB (800) 368-5242 –

HBAI (800) 255-6047 –


Members have access to valuable industry publications and partners. Check the Member Directory for more!


Online links to your website.
Greater Chicago Building News Quarterly Magazine
List your homes for free at


HBAGC has several networking events scheduled throughout the year. Check the event calendar for what's happening now!

Do Business with a Member

General Membership Meetings
Market Forum
Social Events – Golf Outings, Builder After Hours, Company Tours
Parade of Homes – Medley of Homes, Remodeled Tour of Homes
Committee Participation


Advocacy on a local level


Governmental Affairs Committees
Home Builders Association of Illinois Lobbyists in Springfield, IL (
National Home Builders Association Lobbyists in Washington D.C. (
State and Local Reporter e-newsletter from NAHB


Education Workshops and Seminars


Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR)
Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM)
Certified Sales Professional (CSP)
Education Workshops and Seminars

Additional Benefits

For a complete list of NAHB member discounts, please visit
Office Depot – (800) 274-2753
5-20% Hertz Rental Car Discount (800) 654-2200
CapitalOne Spark for Business
DellTM Computers (888) 577-3355 or
HBAGC endorsed payroll program Precision Payroll or contact Paul Sivak at (630) 887-3156
Local, Long Distance and internet service discounts through – (312) 334-3237
GM Vehicle Discount of $500

FTD is the premier floral and gifting company that delivers handcrafted artist-designed arrangements. HBAGC Members receive a 20% discount by visiting our website here:

For more information on insurance, contact HBAGC at (866) 773-5598 or send an e-mail to Rita Unzner, Executive Officer,
HBAGC Career Center – Post jobs online, search for qualified candidates resumes for your job postings.

HBAGC, HBAI, and NAHB Logos Usage
HBAGC, HBAI, and NAHB Membership Certificates
Industry Award Programs – Key Awards, SAMMY Awards, Tour Banquet Awards, Million Dollar Awards

HBAGC Weekly E-newsletter
Illinois Builders Journal (HBAI – bi-monthly)
Greater Chicago Building News (HBAGC – Quarterly)
Builder Magazine (NAHB – Monthly) (resource on industry books)
NAHB weekly e-newsletter
Legislative Action Alerts (periodically)
All Inclusive Membership Directory

HBAGC Web Site – Banner Ads & Direct Links to Your Website
Greater Chicago Building News
Membership Directory
Sponsorship of Events
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Our Mission

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.

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.

For more information on any of these programs, contact HBAGC at (866) 773-5598 or send an e-mail to Sally Evans, Executive Officer,

What Our Members Say

You don’t have to be a builder to get involved! The home building industry’s suppliers, service providers and product manufacturers – support the industry in many different capacities and are a vital components of the association.
Chantel Beauregard, Brandit 360
Joining HBAGC was the smartest thing I ever did!
Edbird Hoffman, Castlewood Homes