Home About HBA We boast over 350 member companies representing all facets of the area's home building industry ' from builders and remodelers to bankers, realtors and suppliers. Founded in 1951, our core mission has remained unchanged: To be the collective voice of the area's housing industry, while supporting members through education and advocating for unparalleled professionalism. The HOME SHOW, which also began in 1951, helped the HBA quickly become an integral part of the community fabric. Nearly six decades later, the HOME SHOW continues to showcase cutting edge technology and trends in home design, all with a festive family atmosphere each spring at Verizon Arena ( formerly Alltel Arena ). In addition to the SHOW, the HBA has assisted numerous local charities through the years. Some of our most recent projects include: The monthly seminars cover a variety of subjects essential to our industry. Although there are many wonderful benefits to being a member, I think that the value of our education seminars alone is more than worth the cost of membership dues. Having never participated in the SHOW before 2009, I asked the thoughts of previous vendors. Upon their advice, I signed up for the show and took a few hundred sets of materials. Halfway through the Show's second day ( Saturday ), I ran out of literature. I brought more on Sunday and ran out again! Once it was over, I had generated five times more leads than I anticipated. Saying that this was great falls short. It was overwhelming and fantastic . To date, I've booked 50% of leads that I've called on.