Our Mission

The Homebuilders Association of Greater Des Moines, chartered in 1944, is a non-profit trade association affiliated with the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the Homebuilders Association of Iowa (HBAI). The HBA of Greater Des Moines is dedicated to the advancement of the building industry, its members and the communities it serves.

Our purpose is to:

  • Provide leadership, education and direction for its members as the
    recognized voice of the industry
  • Establish and maintain prescribed industry standards and professionalism
    of its members
  • Enhance the building industry by maintaining a cooperative and effective
    relationship with government
  • Maintain a strong membership base and financial stability to be able to
    effectively respond to the future issues and challenges

We believe and affirm that:

  • Homeownership can and should be within reach of every American family
  • American homes should be well-designed, well-constructed, and well-
    located in attractive communities with educational, recreational, religious, and shopping facilities to all
  • American homes should be built under the free American enterprise
    system

To achieve these goals, we pledge alliance to the following principles and policies:

  • Our paramount responsibility is to our customers, our community and
    our country
  • Honesty is our guiding business policy
  • High standards of health, safety and sanitation shall be built into every
    home
  • Members shall deal fairly with their respective employees, sub-contractors
    and suppliers
  • As members of a progressive industry, we encourage research to develop
    new materials, new building techniques, new building equipment and
    improve methods of home financing so that every home purchaser may
    get the greatest value possible for every dollar
  • All sound legislative proposals affecting our industry and the people we
    serve shall have our informed and vigorous support
  • We pledge our support to our associates, our local, state and national
    association and all related industries concerned with the preservation of
    legitimate rights and freedoms
  • We assume these responsibilities freely and solemnly, mindful that they
    are part of our obligation as members of the Home Builders Association
    of Greater Des Moines