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About Our Chapter

STRENGTH THROUGH ASSOCIATION A COLLECTIVE VOICE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Home ownership strengthens our families and fosters economic prosperity. New homes bring infrastructure such as schools, fire stations, parks and cultural centers that enrich our communities. The BIA is the strongest advocate on behalf of the building industry.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ADVOCACY: The BIA fights to cut through red tape and unnecessary regulation to clear the path for new home construction and job creation. Your membership is critical in amplifying your voice and furthering the collective advocacy efforts of the Industry, because together we are stronger.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: The BIA is your place to network with the region’s largest builders, developers, consultants, and contractors to build your business and increase your bottom line.

EDUCATION & INDUSTRY INFORMATION: The BIA provides you valuable educational tools and is your source for the latest news and trends impacting your business.

About BIA

The BUILDING INDUSTRY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Our 1,300 members include the smallest to the largest home builders, developers, contractors, suppliers and skilled labor representing over 1 million employees and 10 billion in annual revenues, making us one of the largest building industry associations in the United States.

Our services are essential to the success of our members.

For over 90 years, we have provided a collective voice in the public policy arena helping builders continue to do business in California’s complex regulatory environment including front-line knowledge of proposed/new laws, policies, and procedures that could directly affect your business.

Advocacy

Our Association is committed to preserving a legal/regulatory environment that is conducive to the success of home builders and affiliated trades, and to helping members function within that environment.


 
 

Mission Statement

We serve as the voice of the Building Industry in Riverside County. We advocate on your behalf to provide an environment which enables the Industry to meet current and future housing needs throughout the region. Together, we build quality communities for families to realize the American Dream of home ownership.


 
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Core Values

Community

“Committing to government affair support to our local community of building the American Dream of homeownership”

Member Services

“Building a trusted partnership with our members and a high level of integrity”

Education

“Promoting a culture of innovation and continuous improvement”

 
 

HISTORY

• 1923 •

The Building Contractors Association (BCA) was organzied. The group first covered the local Los Angeles area.

• 1933 •

The Building Contractors Association (BCA) Incorporated as the Building Contractors Association of Southern California, Inc.

• 1938 •

Building Contractors Association of Southern California, Inc., reorganized to become an organization with various chapters

• 1940 •

Building Contractors Association of Southern California, Inc. group changed its name to the Building Contractors Association of California, Inc.

• 1946 •

The Builder-Developer Chapter withdrew from the Building Contractors Association (BCA) and formed a Home Builders Institute charter, which evolved into the Home Builders Association (HBA).

• 1967 •

The BCA and the HBA joined forces and consolidated into the Building Industry Association of California, Inc.

• 1978 •

The Building Industry Association of California, Inc. formally changed its name to the current Building Industry Association of Southern California.

• 2004 •

Building Industry Association of Southern California and Riverside County Chapter purchased of a 1906 craftsman’s home in downtown Riverside on Eleventh Street and Almond Street and began a two year restoration process.

• 2006 •

With the generosity of countless members donating time, services, products and financial support the “BIA House” official open its doors to receive our members. We embodied the American Dream of homeownership. The “BIA House” became a unique feature of the Riverside County Chapter and a much beloved home for our staff and membership.

 

The house is where we welcome our membership home.  Board meetings, committee meetings, membership appreciation night and new member orientation are all held at the BIA House.  Our house is fully equipped with wireless internet connectivity, ample meeting space and a full functioning kitchen.  It is also home to HomeAid Inland Empire, the charitable arm of the BIA.

We welcome our members to take a tour of your BIA house.  Call to schedule an appointment with one of our staff member.