In 1945, the HBA was born out of a need for government representation dealing with housing material and supply quotas. Only through collective action could individual problems be resolved, thus the need for local builders to band together and affiliate with the newly formed state and national association.
The HBA was chartered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) to represent the counties of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana, thus forming the HBA of Mahoning Valley.
In the 60 years since the birth of the Home Builders/Re-modelers Association of Mahoning Valley, remarkable changes have come to the builders who serve the valley. The average price of a new home in the late 40’s was around $10,000 and lots were $2,500.
In the HBA’s first 25 years housing became the priority of the industry as the baby boomer generation began. Builders scurried to meet the demands of returning veterans and their need for new housing.
Since then, the HBA has served its membership by promoting proactive involvement on issues and legislation impacting the residential building industry, wetlands, affordable housing, quality construction practices, consumer education & community service projects.