About Our Chapter
The Building Industry of Southern California-Riverside County Chapter has been home to the highest residential construction volume on the West Coast.
BIA Riverside promotes home ownership and home building to ensure our members’ success in providing homes for all Southern Californians. Home ownership not only strengthens our families, it also stabilizes communities and fosters economic prosperity. With new homes come new schools, new fire stations, parks and cultural centers. Our members - builders, subcontractors, remodelers, designers, architects, and engineers are among the best and brightest in the industry - all working together to build communities for families to call home.
The BIA works diligently to support its members so that more Southern California families may realize the American Dream of home ownership. We are building the American Dream......one home at a time!
The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIA SC) is a nonprofit trade association representing over 4,000 member companies with more than 70,000 employees. Comprised of four chapters in a five-county region surrounding Los Angeles, we serve members from Ventura County east to the Arizona border and south to the Mexican border, with the exception of San Diego County. Our members are involved in planning and building Southern California's communities, aspects of construction and green building - from architecture to roofing to landscape design. We are the voice of contractors, remodelers and homebuilders in Southern California!
We serve as the voice of the building industry in Riverside County. We advocate meeting the current and future housing needs by providing quality communities.
“Committing to government affair support to our local community of building the American Dream of homeownership”
“Building a trusted partnership with our members and a high level of integrity”
“Promoting a culture of innovation and continuous improvement”
• 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.