New Name. Same great organization.
That could be said of the Home Builders Association of Louisville, which officially changed its name to the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville. The name change represents exciting opportunities for association members and the Association itself. According to BIA President Perry Lyons, “This new name more fully encompasses the organization and its varied interests. Although the rich heritage of the organization will remain in tact, the organization itself has diversified.”
More than 2,000 member companies make up the BIA of Greater Louisville which includes corporations and individuals in residential and commercial building and development, product development, service, and sales industries. Along with residential and commercial construction, the remodeling and home improvement industries in Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Shelby, Trimble, Henry, and Spencer counties are also represented.
Other companies and individuals with industry related businesses including savings and loan institutions, manufacturers, real estate brokers and agents, mortgage and commercial banks, subcontractors, suppliers, development firms, engineers and architectural firms round out the associate membership of the BIA.
The new name change will not change the affiliation with the Home Builders Association of Kentucky (HBAK) or the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In fact, many associations across the country also refer to themselves similarly as a Building Industry Association (BIA). The name change will not affect the Association logo greatly either. Although the words encircling the logo will be updated, the shape and color remain the same, with only a small addition of a commercial building on the logo in addition to the residential building.
The new name is official and being used exclusively in replacement of the HBAL. To celebrate changes on the horizon and mark the beginning of a new era, The Name Change Celebration was hosted for all Association members on Wednesday, January 22 at the Gheens Foundation Lodge.
If you have any questions about the BIA or its the name change, please feel free to contact Chuck Kavanaugh or Tara Brinkmoeller by calling 429-6000.