About BIA


Mission of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville

The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville is the voice of the building industry by providing advocacy, member services, professional standards and signature events.

History of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville

From its first meeting in 1946 which included 18 people, the organization has grown to be the second largest association by business members in the National Association of Home Builders federation. The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville includes more than 2,000 member companies, corporations and individuals involved in residential and commercial building and development, product development, services and sales industry. Its membership encompasses residential and commercial construction, remodeling and home improvement businesses in the Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Shelby, Trimble, Henry and Spencer County areas.

Savings and loan institutions, mortgage and commercial banks, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, development firms, real estate brokers and agents, engineers, architectural firms and other companies and individuals with industry related businesses comprise the associate membership of the BIA.

As a professional trade association, the BIA is dedicated to the principle that the American dream of home ownership is central to the community’s spirit and well-being and that the ability to realize that dream must be preserved for all generations. To that end, the Association concerns itself with single family home construction, land development, and condominium and multi-family construction, remodeling and rehabilitation of existing property, sales and marketing of new homes, community projects, governmental affairs and related building and housing activities. Within the past six years the Association has developed the Commercial Council which has expanded the Association’s advocacy work to serve commercial, retail, and industrial developers, primarily in Jefferson County.

The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville is a local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders. Members at the local Association are also members of and receive benefits from the Home Builders Association of Kentucky (state) and National Association of Home Builders organizations.

The Association also serves the public as a referral agency on behalf of the industry. The Association compiles and publishes data on building permit activity, publishes several periodicals detailing how to choose a reputable builder or remodeler and on a daily basis, the association’s staff directly advises the public about the membership status of companies or individuals. The BIA also makes use of all media resources to convey their message, including radio, television, newspaper and magazine advertising to encourage the home buying public to do business with a member.

The Association is much more than a beautiful building, a talented staff, or a dedicated membership. It is an integral part of the community it serves. In its continuing effort to promote its principals and ideals, the Association is involved in many programs, activities and services that benefit not only its own members, but the citizens of the entire Louisville metro area.