Association & Industry
In 1922, the Indianapolis Home Builders was formed. It is possible that this group is the oldest organized builder group in the United States. On February 22, 1940, the group drafted its first By-laws. The original charter from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) was issued to the Indianapolis Home Builders; this was later transferred to the Marion County Residential Builders Association in 1944. In 1969, the name was changed to the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) to reflect the building activity going on outside of Marion County.
As early as 1926, a show home was built for public viewing by the Association through the cooperative efforts of its membership. The first Parade of Homes was held in 1947 and the first New Home Preview was held in 1956. In 1963 the Association presented its first Home-A-Rama.
Over 500 members strong, The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis today exists so that members of the residential construction industry and related businesses can conduct their business efficiently and ethically to provide the community with reliable, safe, affordable residential construction accomplished by competent professionals in the industry. The charter jurisdiction of BAGI includes: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties.
On January 1, 2000, all BAGI builders and remodelers agreed to adhere to the Quality Assurance Builder Standards. Divided into construction phases, the Standards provide new homebuyers and remodeling customers a written set of standards addressing prevalent issues that arise. The Standards are a series of performance measurements builders and customers can use to communicate and understand each other’s expectations.
Members of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis are also members of the Indiana Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. If you are interested in joining BAGI please call the office at 317-236-6330; or email Barbara Zoderer, Director of Membership and Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org
To promote, educate and network along with providing advocacy, education and meaningful services to benefit its members and the new-home building industry
The Greater Indianapolis nine-county region continues to be a thriving area for new housing starts. The local home-building industry generates millions of dollars in wages, taxes, fees and other revenue to the local economy. A home is a solid investment and BAGI members continue to help Central Indiana residents realize the American Dream of homeownership.