About the Association

Who Are We?

  • We are licensed contractors and professionals in fields associated with the building industry.
  • We are every day people who care about our community, who try to make a decent living for our families and who want to help other people with their housing needs.
  • We are professionals who want to improve our skills.
  • We want to promote ethical and quality business practices, protecting the consumer from those who might mislead or take advantage of them.
  • We are law abiding citizens who are concerned about legislative issues that affect our industry, and we work together to find solutions to tough problems.
  • We are business people who need to network with other business people in related professions.
  • We are craftsmen who take pride in our work.
  • We are employers who want to provide the best for our employees and our customers.

Our Code Of Ethics

As members in good standing of the Tri-State Home Builders Association, we believe in, and accept, the responsibilities and obligations inherent in our provision of housing, light commercial construction and any other services. Consistent with NAHB’s code of Ethics contained in its constitution, we support the following objectives:

  1. To conduct business affairs with professionalism and skill.
  2. To provide the best housing value possible.
  3. To protect the consumer through the use of quality materials and construction practices backed by integrity and service.
  4. To provide housing with high standards of livability, safety and sanitation.
  5. To meet financial obligations in a responsible manner. to comply with the spirit and letter of business contracts and manage employees, subcontractors and suppliers with fairness and honor.
  6. To keep informed regarding public policies and other essential information which affect our business interests and those of the building industry as a whole.
  7. To comply with the rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for the health, safety and welfare of the community.
  8. To keep honesty as our guiding business policy.
  9. To provide timely response to items covered under warranty.
  10. To seek to resolve controversies through a non-litigation dispute resolution mechanism.
  11. To support and abide by the decision of the association in promoting and enforcing this Code of Ethics.

Members assume the responsibilities in this Code of Ethics freely and solemnly and are mindful that these responsibilities are a part of their obligation as members of the Tri-State Home Builders Association.
We also believe that homeownership should be within the reach of all Americans.
Finally, because we hold inviolate the free enterprise system and American way of life, we pledge to support our associates, our local, state and national associations, and all related industries concerned with the preservation of inalienable rights and freedoms.

Our History

The Tri-State HBA was the first local association to be chartered in WV on October 5, 1958. We are part of the HBA of West Virginia, which was chartered May 18, 1959, and a part of the National Association of Home Builders. In 1967 we hosted the first state convention at the Frederick Hotel in Huntington. At that time, we had a membership of just under 150. (The total state membership was just under 300 members.)
Membership in the association closely parallels the changes in the housing industry. In 1967 the industry declined and so did the membership. The same thing happened in 1982. Today, the membership in our local association is relatively small, but we are no less committed to serving the needs of those involved in the housing industry.
Tri-State HBA serves Wayne, Cabell, Mason and Lincoln Counties. It is now expanding into Putnam, which was once a part of Tri-State.
In April 2003, we completed a 2 year project to build a Habitat for Humanity house in Huntington. We partnered with the Huntington Board of REALTORS to raise over $35,000.

Association Activities

The association usually meets every two months for dinner and a program. The location varies. Programs range from the introduction of new products, services and companies, to information on legislative issues and financial solutions confronting the home building industry.
Emails and phone updates offer information about the industry and the association.
In the fall, we recognize the work of our members with the Best of the Tri-State awards.