HBA Fox Cities was established in 1958 and is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization that consists of more than 400 member companies, most of which are based in the Fox Cities area of Wisconsin. HBA Fox Cities serves its members through:
Business development opportunities
Members gain exposure through marketing and sponsorships as well as public events such as the bi-annual Parade of Homes and year-long Virtual Tour of Homes, which include new homes and remodeling projects that are open throughout the Fox Cities and typically generate an attendance of between 3,500 – 4,750.
Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities applauds its members for the significant charitable aid given to valuable organizations throughout the Fox Cities area by individual members and member companies.
HBA Fox Cities has a fund through The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which allows the generosity of HBA Fox Cities members and donors to be focused on housing-related education, research and charitable aid initiatives. Through annual fundraising events, the HBA Fox Cities Fund supports scholarships for students pursuing education in residential construction related fields. The events also raise funds to support charities, primarily those that are housing-related, particularly in the Fox Cities.
Throughout the past three years, more than $38,000 has been donated non-profit organizations in the Fox Cities, most specifically to Harbor House, Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity, Homeless Connections, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and ReBuilding Together Fox Valley.
Additionally, HBA Fox Cities proudly serves as the official and exclusive Local Coordinating Organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program in Outagamie County and surrounding areas. In 2018, more than 200 businesses and individuals donated 21,766 toys, stocking stuffers and books for 3,346 Fox Cities children in-need.
In partnership with middle and high schools, technical colleges, non-profit organizations, area businesses and members, HBA Fox Cities has a strong commitment to developing the construction trades workforce in the Fox Cities.
Onsite and off-site membership meetings, Member Mixers, Member-to-Member Morning Connections, volunteer opportunities and more, bring members together to build personal and business relationships. Would your business like to host one of these events? If so, please complete the month selection form.
Housing advocacy/government affairs
With grassroots efforts, HBA Fox Cities works with REALTORS® Association of NE WI as well as local chambers of commerce to defeat excessive regulations and defend safe and attainable housing at all levels of government.
HBA Fox Cities’ educational programs can help businesses thrive and improve the overall professionalism of the home building industry. Course offerings help members stay current on new building ideas and technology, learn new business strategies and stay on the cutting edge of sales and marketing techniques, as well as provide continuing education credits for the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier through the State of Wisconsin.
HBA Fox Cities provides industry information to members and the public through its website, publications, e-newsletters, posters, signage and social media.
These member benefits and services noted above are just the beginning. HBA Fox Cities works to promote a positive business environment by uniting, serving and representing all aspects of the building industry.
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