Skip to content

The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders strives to protect the American Dream in Central Alabama for housing opportunities for all, while working to promote professional success for its members who build, remodel, and maintain communities, create jobs and improve our local economy.

GBAHB's mission is to advocate for the home building industry by promoting professionalism and developing community through quality-built homes.

Member Services

Join, renew your membership, pay invoices and register for upcoming events today. Members of the GBAHB enjoy networking events, educational opportunities, and the benefits of tireless advocacy on local, state, and national levels.

GBAHB 2021 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase

Out of an abundance of caution and the utmost concern for the health and wellbeing of our guests and exhibitors, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase. Plans for the 2022 Showcase are already underway and we look forward to welcoming our guests back to Alabama’s premier home building event next year.

COVID-19 TESTING

Many of you have expressed concerns over the growing COVID-19 crisis and what effect it will have on the home building industry. The HBAA is concerned along with you, but is taking every step possible to minimize its impact on the industry.

Get tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus infection) if you develop any of these symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

Consider getting tested, even without symptoms, if:

  • You live or work in a place where you are in contact with a large number of people, or
  • If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Visit JCDH.org for information on test sites.

Text INFOJEFFCO to 888777 to receive information updates

Download Flyer

Potential for a Statewide Shelter in Place Order

Yes, there is a potential that at some point the state will consider such an effort. We have been in contact with that Governor and her staff for the past few weeks discussing the need to deem construction and related industries as essential businesses. We are continuing those discussions and are working with other construction and real estate trade associations in Alabama to create a uniform front.

As of right now, there is no such order in place and workers may continue to work as normal. We do advise that you encourage them to social distance and we urge you to heed all directives and guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

Local Shelter in Place Orders

Some communities have begun to limit social interaction and work activities. We would urge local associations to reach out to government officials in your area to ensure that those orders include construction as an essential business. NAHB has provided some guidance that can be useful in this area based around the order issued in San Francisco that specifically exempts construction. See NAHB's email on this matter here.

Governor’s Order (Dated March 19)

There has been some confusion over yesterday’s order from Governor Ivey. Among the prohibitions:

“All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited. This Order shall apply to all gatherings, events or activities that bring 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time.”

This order is intended to apply to gatherings of non-essential social events. It is not intended to apply to Alabama businesses or its workforce.

Inspections and Permitting

Many city and county governments have restricted public access to their facilities. We would encourage that each local association reach out to the permitting and inspection entities in your area to become aware of their plans. We have been approached by various communities and have suggested that they employ online services as appropriate to accommodate permit and inspection requests. For those areas without access to online services, we have suggested a drop box approach that limits face to face contact. Departments that want to ensure social distancing may want to consider inspections that restrict contact with anyone on the jobsite. This would prohibit any walk-through with the builder, but under the circumstances, it would ensure timely inspections. Local governments may consider video/distance inspections through online or cell phone technology. Each community may handle this differently, but let them know that, as an industry, home builders are willing to accommodate those steps that the government feels appropriate and that facilitates timely inspections and permitting.

HBAA Activities

Your HBAA Senior Officers and staff are conducting business as “usual” for now. At this critical time, the HBAA is focused on anything it can do to minimize any negative affects this crisis may have on you and your business. As you know, we have cancelled the Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards Banquet and are postponing the basic carpentry courses until the crisis has averted. The HBAA will make decisions on other events as necessary as time moves forward.

view calendar

Upcoming Events

01/20/2022

2022 PWB Set The Tone

Learn More
02/01/2022

2022 GBAHB Economic Summit


Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders

Learn More
02/15/2022

Builder CE Classes - February 15 2022


Greater Birmingham AHB

Learn More
06/24/2022

GBAHB 2022 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase


Finley Center - Hoover Metropolitan Complex

Learn More

Members in the News

Steadman Named HBAA Associate of the Year

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -- Mary Steadman of Birmingham has been named the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA)’s Buddy Berry Associate of the Year for 2019.

read the full release

Taylor Burton Inducted Into Alabama Building Industry Hall of Fame

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -- Taylor Burton of Birmingham has been inducted into the Alabama Building Industry Hall of Fame, the highest honor presented by the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA).

read the full release

Eye On Housing

Housing Starts End 2021 with Annual Gains

Jan 19th 2022 : Home building ended with strong annual gains as demand accelerated in the wake of the pandemic These annual gains were realized despite supply-chain limitations for materials and ongoing access issues for labor and lots Single-family starts ended with a increase for a total of million starts Multifamily unit construction ended the year with a ...
read full article

Builder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Jan 18th 2022 : Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower to in January according to the National Association of Home Builders NAHB Wells Fargo Housing Market Index HMI The HMI has hovered at the ...
read full article

November Single-Family Permit Gains

Jan 18th 2022 : Over the first eleven months of the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date YTD nationwide reached On a year-over-year YoY basis this is a increase over the November level of Year-to-date ending in November single-family permits increased in all four regions Southern region reported the strongest increase of followed by Northeast West ...
read full article

Mortgage Rates Jump

Jan 14th 2022 : The latest Mortgage Bankers Association s MBA weekly application surveys shows a decline for refinancing and an increase in mortgage purchasing The -year fixed-rate mortgage rate increased averaging close to percent for the month and was percent in the latest week the week ending January th In the latest week total mortgage applications as proxied by the MBA s Market ...
read full article

Building Materials Prices Increase 1.5% in December, Lumber Volatility at 75-Year High

Jan 14th 2022 : The prices of goods used in residential construction ex-energy climbed in December not seasonally adjusted according to the latest Producer Price Index PPI report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics The index was driven higher by large price increases for wood products Building materials prices increased in and have risen since December Since declining between July ...
read full article

Inflation Hits 39-Year High

Jan 12th 2022 : Led by higher prices for shelter and used vehicles consumer prices soared by in December from a year ago It was the largest year-over-year gain since June However energy prices fell in December ending a long series of increases Supply-chain constraints and strong consumer demand related to the pandemic and the reopening of the economy have contributed to ...
read full article