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What is the Big Country HBA?

handsThe Big Country Home Builders Association is a non-profit, voluntary trade organization representing all segments of the residential building industry. We are not a regulatory agency. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors elected by members, and the Board directs the policies and operations of the Association in accordance with its bylaws.

The Association’s policies and bylaws do not include any formal or informal process to settle disputes or complaints against industry members. However, those experiencing difficulties with home construction projects are welcome to share their experience with the Board in order to help guide future training and education efforts.

Serving our Community

As an individual, you are entitled to all the information you can gather concerning a prospective builder/contractor. To select a builder, begin by thinking about yourself.   What kind of customer are you?  If you purchased or built other homes, recall which aspects of those experiences you enjoyed most —and least.  What would you like to repeat?  Avoid?

Cost Per Square Foot:   Accurate pricing requires detailed specifications and input from suppliers and trade contractors.  Done properly, the process takes days to weeks.  Buyers who do not understand the complexity of this process and the importance of clearly written, detailed specifications sometimes compare floor plans based on cost per square foot.   Buyers comparing two homes that each include 4 bedrooms and 3 baths might find one is built for $81 a square foot and the other for $92.  However, the apparently more expensive home might include a level of quality, features, and materials justifying the higher cost — items the buyers truly want.  Study the details of materials and features included in the square footage you are buying and select your home and builder based on comprehensive information.

The Big Country Home Builders Association  is a voluntary trade organization representing all segments of the residential building industry.  The Association itself, does not do any actual new home construction or remodeling.  The Association is not a regulatory agency and is governed by a board of directors elected by members.  The board directs the policies and operations of the Association in accordance with its bylaws.

The Association’s policies and bylaws do not include any formal or informal process to settle disputes or complaints against industry members.  However, those experiencing difficulties with home construction projects are welcome to share their experiences with the board in order to help guide future training and educational efforts.

The BCHBA is a member in good standing of the Texas Association of Builders (T.A.B.)  texasbuilders.org and the National Association of Home Builders (N.A.H.B.) nahb.org

“Do business with a member.”