Author: Reagan

We have all heard the phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, which means that what one person finds beautiful another person may not. In some Indiana communities, beauty is less subjective, and in fact, it is quite prescriptive – mandating that new...

In times of crisis, we usually revert back to what we know and understand. The housing industry is no different. 2020 has proven to be a very tough year for a lot of us. There has been plenty of uncertainty and unknown variables that have...

The Indiana Builders Association (IBA) was joined by Governor Eric Holcomb at their February board meeting to announce IBA’s commitment to endorsing the Governor in his 2020 re-election bid. “It is critical that the home building industry support candidates for public office that understand the important...

The Indiana Builders Association recently awarded the 2019 John C. Hart Presidential Award to State Sen. Linda Rogers of Granger, Indiana. Rogers is the owner of Judy Creek Golf Course in Granger, Indiana and serves as a State Senator for Indiana Senate District 11. The award...

The Indiana General Assembly officially began their “short-session” on January 6 and they are scheduled to wrap up their work by March 14, 2020. The term “short-session” is used for off-budget years when the Indiana General Assembly meets due to a 1970 constitutional amendment that...

As a contractor, I know that a structure is only as good as its foundation. The Indiana Builders Association is built on a foundation of local chapters and individual members. In 2020 I want to focus on our foundation, so the Indiana Builders Association is...

Leading up to the 2020 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly, there are numerous issues impacting housing. The IBA Board of Directors will vote on the policies established by its committees at their meeting on December 3, 2019 at Embassy Suites in Noblesville. All...

Lynn Madden has been in the construction industry for 30 years. She is a Journeyman Carpenter, former building inspector, and former planning and zoning director. Madden is a nationally certified building inspector with 13 certifications in commercial and residential construction - a necessity for performing...

Mary Ellis, Executive Director of the Builders Association of Greater Lafayette (BAGL), knows the key to a successful event is networking. Typically BAGL’s monthly membership meetings are dinners held at the American Legion, which has great food, service, parking and cheap beer. Their set-up, like...