As early as 1926, show homes were built for public viewing by association members. The first Parade of Homes took place in 1947 and the inaugural Home-A-Rama was in 1963.
The annual Home-A-Rama and Indy Rama events give visitors exclusive glimpses into the latest and greatest local home designs, trends, innovations and state-of-the-art technology. Homebuilders, designers and suppliers are able to showcase their skills and talents to the tens of thousands of annual attendees.
BAGI membership is also promoted at the Indianapolis Home Show, the nation’s oldest and the Midwest’s largest home-focused extravaganza hosted at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Thousands of copies of the BAGI Homebuilding and Remodeling Directory are distributed among as many as 100,000 attendees each year.
BAGI is proud of its members’ involvement in Habitat for Humanity, a ministry organization providing quality, affordable life-changing homes to lower-income families.