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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 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...

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...

By IBA President Don Thieneman I want to thank each and every one of you for giving me this opportunity to be your IBA president for 2019. Throughout this past year, I have felt undeniably supported by our members. People are always happy to volunteer, give...

By IBA President Don Thieneman This October, the Indiana Builders Association hopes to support our local associations statewide in their individual membership drives. We have seen tremendous success in our recruitment efforts in the past, and this year we hope to continue that trend. When planning...

By IBA President Don Thieneman The Indiana Builders Association is more than just a place to network with other industry professionals. It gives you opportunities to have access to members’ benefits that help you save money, strengthen your business and support your association. Hopefully by now you...