About

Supporting the Central Indiana homebuilding industry since 1922

Believed to possibly be the oldest organized builder group in the United States, the Indianapolis Home Builders first formed in 1922 and the organization’s first by-laws were drafted on February 22, 1940. The association changed its name to the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) in 1969 to reflect the organization’s growing reach.

Today, over 500 members strong, BAGI is committed to promoting the homebuilding industry in Central Indiana and its nine counties — Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby County, respectively — while also educating both our members and consumers on the latest industry happenings. BAGI also works hard to provide productive networking opportunities, advocate for the betterment of our professionals when it comes to local, state and national legislation, and other resources to create a strong, thriving community for homebuilding professionals and homeowners.

While things have looked different and technology, policies and trends have evolved over the last century, BAGI has remain dedicated to serving our members the best way we know how — by adapting and continuing to evolve our efforts and services to meet our members needs.

Meet Our Team

BAGI Team
1922
BAGI Founded
1941-1942
1st BAGI Board President- Albert E. Thompson
1942
Became a Corporation
1947
First Parade of Homes
1954
First Full-time Employee
1964
First Builder of the Year
1968
First Member Publication
1970
Creation of Johnson County Council
1971
First Home-A-Rama
1973
Johnson County
1978
Permit Tracking Began
1985
Membership Directory
1989
First Scholarship Awarded
1991
Impact Fees Introduced
1995
First Women President
1998
BAGI Website Launched
1999
Builder’s Theater Created
Application Membership
1999
Builder's Standards
Application Membership
2013
First Fast Track Friday
2017
First IndyRama
2017
Creation of Build Your Future Indiana
2017
Creation and Adoption of From the Ground Up
BAGI-100-Years
2022
100-Year Anniversary of BAGI
BAGI-100-Years

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