Ask the Expert: Do Business With An HBA Member

Trust a Local HBA Professional with Your Home 

With more people spending time at home during the past year, the importance of having a home you love has never been more apparent. That’s why, when it comes to hiring professionals to help with your home, it pays to do business with the best.

“The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA) is a group of people committed to the idea of home ownership for everybody and who want to be responsible members of the building industry,” said Andy Martin, an association board member from Iowa City’s Martin Construction. “It comprises local builders, remodelers and every type of building professional all working to ensure that homes are well-built, affordable and accessible.”

High Ideals
The HBA stands on an ethical foundation and ensures all members are licensed for their trade, insured, knowledgeable and reputable.

“Those in the HBA really care about their businesses, so it’s an indicator that you’ll be working with somebody who’s taking the time to do it right,” Martin added. “They are concerned with putting out a quality product, having long-term relationships with clients and trade partners and the health of their business and community.” Many members volunteer for area nonprofit service projects, such as Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity builds.

Constantly Progressing
The organization is also part of the Home Builders Association of Iowa and National Association of Home Builders.

“That three-in-one membership means access to top-notch, diverse resources, such as industry specific educational courses; best-practices business classes; industry news and data; and more,” said Iowa City Area HBA President GT Karr of Sueppel’s Siding & Remodeling in Iowa City. “The HBA and its members understand the value in expending time and money to hone skills and be appraised of the latest advancements in home building. They tend to be better informed and better trained.”

For consumers, that means peace of mind knowing any HBA member they turn to, whether it’s for new construction, a whole-house remodel or electrical concerns, is a trusted expert.

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