QUESTIONS? Contact Lisa Rugloski, Director of Events & Education :: 602.274.6545
The HBACA offers an extensive roster of events and educational programs throughout the year to provide members with business development opportunities, and to ensure members are always up to speed on what is taking place within the home building industry. Many of our programs qualify as both events and education, so be sure to visit our Education page as well.
General Membership Meetings / Housing Market Forums
The HBACA regularly sponsors breakfast or luncheon programs featuring industry experts who provide members with updates/forecasts on the housing market, and trends within the housing industry.
Meet the Builder Breakfasts
For Associate Members who want to become better acquainted with the Valley’s home builders, attending our monthly forum featuring two builders (one large and one small-volume volume) provides a great opportunity for business development, and a rare glimpse into a builder’s past, present and future. Builder members who are interested in speaking at this event may contact Lisa Rugloski.
Annual Forecast Luncheon
HBACA members pack the ballroom of the Phoenix Convention Center in October of each year for the Annual Housing Forecast Luncheon at the Southwest Builders Show. Featuring industry experts, this is the Association’s biggest annual luncheon, and one of the HBACA’s top networking events.
NAHB Construction Forecast Webcast
NAHB’s Chief Economist David Crowe leads this semi-annual panel of the country’s premier economists and finance experts to keep members apprised of economic trends, government policies, and developments in the housing industry on a national level.
The P.A.S.S. (Purchasing Agents, Suppliers and Subcontractors) breakfast takes place each year at the Southwest Builders Show. Commencing with a morning reception, followed by breakfast and a keynote speaker who is entertaining, motivational and/or educational, this annual event kicks off the show in style and affords HBACA members a unique opportunity for business development.
Turn the Tables Business Development Event
The HBACA’s version of speed dating provides Associate members with a terrific avenue to meet a large number of builders in a casual, high energy setting. This annual event is the perfect forum for builders, trade contractors and service providers to discuss new products or services and build new business relationships. Many members claim this is the best 90 minutes they spend all year!
Installation of Board Officers & Directors
Held in January, this annual luncheon is the year’s premier occasion to meet the leaders and principals of the home building industry, and to honor their commitment to this Association.
PAC Chairman's Cup Golf Tournament
The chief fundraiser each year for our Political Action Committee – the HBACA PAC - the Chairman’s Cup is hosted by the PAC to thank members of our PAC Chairman’s ($1,000) and President’s ($500) Clubs. Your contribution to the PAC is an investment in the future of home building, so we encourage all HBACA members to join us for this fun, yet important event.
Sticks & Bricks Golf Tournament
Held annually in the fall, the HBACA’s annual Sticks & Bricks Tournament provides members with a terrific opportunity for networking in the great Arizona outdoors! Join us for this full day of fun which starts with an early morning mixer, followed by the tournament itself, and concludes with an awards luncheon open to all HBACA members.
Builders at the Ballpark
You work hard. You need a break. Go to a game, relax and have some fun! Each year the HBACA obtains tickets to one or two Diamondbacks games at a discounted rate. Seating is typically in the Diamond Club, the perfect space for members to mix and mingle in a fun, casual setting.
The HBACA is pleased to present BUILDERS UNCORKED – an annual wine tasting event sponsored by the HBACA and our charitable arm Home Builders Care Arizona to raise funds for non-profits in need. This global tour of savory treats showcases 48 unique wines, craft beers, fine cigars and delectable hors d’oeuvres. Throughout the evening local celebrity chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills. Open to the general public, all are welcome (21 and over) to this friends and family event. Proceeds from Builders Uncorked go to Home Builders Care Arizona, the 501[c]3 charitable arm of the HBACA whose mission is to build better communities through community service projects which benefit women, men and children who are trying to rebuild their lives. All monies raised through the organization go directly to charities, with administrative costs borne by the HBACA.
The Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence Competition is held in the spring. This prestigious awards competition recognizes the exemplary efforts of builders and land developers; interior designers and architects; and sales managers and sales associates who make the home building industry in the Valley one of the nation’s leaders.