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Members

Founded in Covington in 1955 by 16 residential contractors, the BIA of Northern Kentucky has grown to become one of the nation’s largest chapters of the National Association of Home Builders. The organization’s jurisdiction covers 12 counties including Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Pendleton and Owen. Association membership represents approximately 10,000 persons employed in the construction industry. The trade organization changed its name to the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky in 2017 to better align its name with its growing and diverse membership.

Advocacy & Political Action

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Advocacy

The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky labors on policies and regulations with federal, state and local elected officials as well as government, county and city officials to ensure a healthy environment for conducting business in construction within our region.

State and Local Government

Political Housing Club of Northern Kentucky

Committee meets with elected and appointed officials each month to advocate on issues on behalf of the construction industry in Northern Kentucky. Any member who donates to the Political Housing Club of Northern Kentucky to support candidates who support the housing industry issues in upcoming elections are eligible to become members of the Political Housing Club of Northern Kentucky. By joining, you will increase your ability to impact decisions that directly affect you and your business. All builder association PAC’s are considered one PAC by the KY Registry of Election Finance (Lexington, Louisville, NKY and Frankfort).

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Land Development Council

The Land Development Council is comprised of seven work groups who have an interest in issues surrounding land use for commercial, residential and industrial purposes. These work groups research and advocate on issues affecting the following areas of interest: Boone County Planning and Zoning, Kenton County Planning and Zoning, Campbell County Planning and Zoning, Powered Utilities, Sanitary and Storm Water, Water Districts, and Environmental Issues.

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Communications

 

Education

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Continuing Education

Each calendar year all registered builders and remodelers must complete six (6) hours of continuing education. Two of the six hours are required to be earned by attending a safety class (safety classes are required to be completed by October 31st of the Calendar Year). Hours may only be earned by one company representative, regardless of the number of employees that attend a course. Failure to complete the required six hours of continuing education by December 31 can result in fines. Visit the BIA Calendar of Events for course offerings.

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Enzweiler Building Institute

The BIA-NKY Enzweiler Building Institute is the longest running and one of the largest post-secondary apprenticeship training programs under the auspices of the National Association of Home Builders in the country. The Program began in 1967 and continues to provide a well-trained workforce for the local construction industry. Many of the Association’s successful businesses are owned and operated by graduates of the Program. Classes in Carpentry, Electricity, Heating & Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Welding are taught by professional trades’ people each September through April. Students are in class two nights per week for three hours each night. Visit www.buildinginstitute.com for additional information.

Benefits of membership

Health Insurance Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Group Insurance Plan – Contact Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance & Wealth Management.

Exclusive BIA Member Discounts

On GM autos and trucks, Chrysler/Fiat autos and trucks, Dell computers, Office Depot office supplies, industry publications, and a host of other products and services.

Verizon Discounts

Verizon has the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 4G and 3G networks. Through NPP our eligible members* receive 22% off corporate calling plans and employees receive up to an 18% discount (15%, plus an additional 3% discount if enrolled in online billing) on their plans. Pricing options are also available on data plans, accessories and devices. 

Workers Compensation Insurance Program

Providing premium savings often more than annual dues.

“I have been in the workers comp fund over 20 years, and have saved so much money. I have received a dividend every year but two.  I also love the monthly reporting Pay-as-go option.  It saves me from owing at the end of the year!“

– Jacque DiPaoleaux , Nu Way Drywall

Meeting Space

Available at the BIA Building Center that can accommodate groups of 25 to 200 persons. Catering and beverage service available. Onsite parking for 110. Great location for company get-togethers.

Three-way membership

By joining the BIA of Northern Kentucky members automatically become members of the Kentucky and National Association of Home Builders at no additional cost.

Builder/Remodeler Contracts & Forms

Over a dozen different contracts, forms and other industry documents available online, designed specifically for Registered Builders and Registered Remodelers. Contact TArvin@BuildersNKY.com for a complete list of forms.

BuildEx

Paid online subscription service that allows subscribers to determine where building permits for commercial and residential permits have been issued in Northern Kentucky. Contact Charley@BuildersNKY.com to begin receiving the subscription.

types of membership

Builder/Remodeler/Developer

Builder/Remodeler/Developer membership is open to any person, firm or corporation whose principal business is the building or remodeling of homes, apartments, schools, commercial, industrial or other structures normally related and appurtenant to a community and land development, within the territorial jurisdiction of this Association. Builder membership dues are based on annual gross volume of business in the BIA jurisdiction.  Builder and Remodeler applicants are required to apply for Registered Builder/Remodeler Program classification. The Registered Builder/Remodeler Program in 1990, which requires all Builders, Remodelers and Developers to adhere to specific industry construction standards (Performance Standards); provide a minimum one-year warranty and a written contract on all work to clients; carry workers compensation and liability insurance; conciliate disputes with clients and suppliers and complete annual continuing education requirements.

Associate

Associate membership is open to any person, firm or corporation engaged in any allied trade, industry or profession operating within the territorial jurisdiction of this Association. This membership classification is available to construction suppliers, subcontractors and product service providers. Dues are based on Associate classification.

customer connection

Advertising and Sponsorship: The association’s publications, website, event and show sponsorships and digital advertising programs are the best marketing opportunities you can participate in as a member of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky. You will note that all marketing programs are highly targeted to either businesses or households that are in the market for a new home or a remodel, or a home and garden related product and service.  

Your price per qualified individual is lower here than anywhere else in the Greater Cincinnati market and with good reason. All publications, events, shows and digital products are designed by members for members, and as a result, culminate in highly effective and economical marketing programs for your company.

For a complete list of advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Charley Wayman

Director of Sales & Marketing

committees & councils

Click on the tabs below to learn more about our committees.

Explores ways to increase growth and retention through advertising and marketing campaigns, and referral programs. Committee members are encouraged to serve as ambassadors to represent the association to new members.

Develops seminars and workshops of interest to the association’s members to create the continuing education schedule for the year.

Develops and reviews association operational budgets, financial statements and reserve funds on an as-needed basis.

The Sales & Marketing Council of Northern Kentucky provides a forum for area sales and marketing professionals to promote professional development. The council promotes professional standards, education and ethical practices among marketing personnel. Benefits of council membership include the ability to participate in the annual Sales & Marketing Awards Program, quality continuing education seminars, networking opportunities, peer counseling and special promotions. The council is of particular benefit to new home site managers, building industry suppliers, Realtors, and insurance agents. Membership is open any other individuals interested in improving their sales and marketing skills.

Committee meets with elected and appointed officials each month to advocate on issues on behalf of the construction industry in Northern Kentucky. Any member who donates to the Political Housing Club of Northern Kentucky to support candidates who support the housing industry issues in upcoming elections are eligible to become members of the Political Housing Club of Northern Kentucky. By joining, you will increase your ability to impact decisions that directly affect you and your business. All builder association PAC’s are considered one PAC by the KY Registry of Election Finance (Lexington, Louisville, NKY and Frankfort).

The Land Development Council is comprised of seven work groups who have an interest in issues surrounding land use for commercial, residential and industrial purposes. These work groups research and advocate on issues affecting the following areas of interest: Boone County Planning and Zoning, Kenton County Planning and Zoning, Campbell County Planning and Zoning, Powered Utilities, Sanitary and Storm Water, Water Districts, and Environmental Issues.

 The Commercial Council of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky is a group of commercial builder/developers, their subcontractors, service providers and suppliers that are together to support their portion of the construction industry.

Reviews prospective Builder and/or Remodeler applications for membership for recommendation to the Board of Directors. Conciliates grievances involving Registered Builders, Registered Remodelers, suppliers and the general public.

Coordinates the activities connected with the annual golf outing. Committee is responsible for contacting members and community partners for door prize contributions and staffing the event.

Coordinates the activities connected with the annual Table-Top Night. Committee is responsible for developing event theme, contacting members and community partners for door prize contributions, designing event activities, and staffing the event.

Coordinates the activities connected with the annual BIG DIG and Construction Career Connection events. Committee is responsible for contacting members and community partners for in-kind donations and staffing the event.

Coordinates the activities connected with the monthly B2B networking events such as the Bourbon Event, General Membership Meeting, and Holiday Party. Committee is responsible for contacting members and community partners for attendance, designing unique networking experiences and staffing the events.

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