Judie Docs, Executive Officer, North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA), CSP, MCSP, CGP, CMP, MIRM

The North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) serves Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.  Our members have been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the communities we serve since 1944.  NCBIA was founded as a not-for-profit local affiliate of the Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to the home building industry.   Our members are builders, remodelers, tradesman and associated professions representing the collective interests of the residential construction industry in Erie, Huron and Lorain County.   We hold safe the free enterprise system and the American Way of Life.

The Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) is a 4,000-plus member trade association representing home builders and their associate vendors in a legislative and regulatory advocacy capacity on a statewide basis. OHBA serves its membership by promoting proactive involvement on state issues and legislation impacting the residential building industry, wetlands, affordable housing, workers compensation, etc.  OHBA will continue to serve its members as the voice of the building industry on a state level.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is one of the largest trade associations in the United States.   Headquartered in Washington, D.C. NAHB’s mission is “to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry.   Chief among NAHB’s goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing.”  Founded in 1942, NAHB is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations.  About one-third of NAHB’s more than 140,000 members are home builders or remodelers.  The remaining members are associates working in closely related fields within the housing industry such as mortgage finance and building products and services.

NAHB’s various groups analyze policy issues, take the industry’s story to the public through the media and other outlets, monitor and work toward improving the housing finance system, analyze and forecast economic and consumer trends, and educate, train and disseminate information to members.  NAHB represents the industry’s interest on Capitol Hill, and also works with federal agencies on regulations affecting the housing industry in areas such as mortgage finance, codes, energy, and the environment and maintains the NAHB Research Center.

The North Coast Building Industry Association is a proven association.  As mentioned, we have been around for over 70 years and are constantly evolving as the people we serve and times demand.

The North Coast Building Industry Association provides a great experience to its members:

  • Fun events that offer the opportunity to meet new people.
  • Expand network of friends, business contact and experienced mentors.
  • Contact with influential decision makers that can help members and their business
  • Save money! Return on investment can be as high as $20 saved for every dollar invested. Just to name a few discounts available:
    • Workers comp premiums (up to 53% off yearly premiums)
    • Vehicle discounts
    • Verizon
    • Speedway
  • Learn to be a leader by participating and chairing committees or running for leadership positions.
  • Increase knowledge and skill set by enrolling in seminars, workshops and certification programs.
  • Be involved in community based projects or special interest committees or councils

Leading the building industry, creating and strengthening neighborhoods, providing economic growth and advancing the education and professionalism of our members to benefit our community.

If you or know someone that may be interested in further information on our association, in regard to joining or the services our members can help you with, just give me a call or email me at judie@ncbia.com.

Our not-for-profit association is dedicated to promoting, protecting, strengthening and informing our local home building markets and those who work within them to ensure we are, independently and collectively are a viable economic engine of growth now and in the future.  Please feel free to use the NCBIA as a resource for any need that you may have, involved in all aspects of home building, remodeling, and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction.    Chances are we have a dependable and reputable member that can assist you (from Accountants to Window Cleaning).

Visit our website – ncbia.com for a list of our members, as well as our new For Consumer section and job posting (under the About Us tab), and be sure to visit our Virtual Parade of Homes.  Or, give us a call Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 440-934-1090.

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Homeownership is truly a cornerstone of the American way of life.  North Coast Building Industry – Come Build with Us!