Welcome to the Building Industry Association of the Big Bend (BIA)! The BIA’s mission is to advocate for and promote member builders, associates, and the building industry across Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties. Together, we are a strong driver in our economy.

Your membership enables the association to do its work to benefit the industry in many ways at the local, state, and national levels. Membership in the BIA also includes membership to the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

When Covid-19 hit in early 2020, FHBA was able to represent our industry and help ensure that our businesses stayed open by making us essential services, all because of your support through membership. All businesses in the construction and related industries should certainly be members!

There is great value in membership to the BIA:

•Advocacy – Membership makes possible the representation for our industry at thelocal, state, and national levels. The BIA’s Governmental Affairs Committee meetsmonthly with officials from our local governments and building departments.
•Promote your business – The Parade of Homes, Home and Garden Show, RemodelersShowcase and Fall Digital Home Tour are events held each year that provide anopportunity for members to promote themselves to the public.
•Personal and business development – Through education and networking, the BIAprovides resources for members to grow as businesspeople and build a better business.
•FHBA & NAHB – These organizations provide our members with vital advocacy,representation, education, discounts, rebates on building supplies, books, and theInternational Builders Show.

The services provided by the BIA, FHBA, and NAHB are essential to your business and our industry.

Membership from each individual makes it all possible.

Welcome to the BIA! I invite you to take advantage of all the resources your membership has to offer and make 2022 a stellar year.

Yours in service,

Rob Watson, as BIA President