When you decide to buy or build a new home, or even remodel your existing home, be sure to ask if the contractor is a member of the Home Building Association of Richmond.

Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) is a non-profit group, founded in 1946. It is a powerful voice for the homebuilding industry in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas. HBAR’s dedication to preserving the American dream of homeownership is central to the community’s spirit and wellbeing. This dream must be preserved for all generations.

Our membership is committed to fighting for safe and affordable housing in our communities, expanding business and technical skills, and educating consumers about the newest industry products, techniques and services through events like Richmond Parade of Homes® and Richmond Homearama®. Each of these events is well attended and provides our members with opportunities to display their skills and talents to the community.


Finding a qualified builder, remodeler, or other professional service can be a daunting task for consumers. The first indication is their affiliation with the Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR). Membership is limited to professionals, and members must meet strict membership criteria in order to belong. When searching for the right contractor or service, be sure and ask, “Are you a member of HBAR?”.

You can use the search tools below to find the right HBAR professional for your job. Once you have found the company you were looking for, give them a call and enjoy your home building or remodeling project!

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Remodeling your home?

Home improvement can be both exciting and intimidating. Whether you’re just thinking about remodeling or ready to start, we’ll provide you all the tools you need to make a smart decision. Find information on choosing the right remodeler for the job using the Directory of Professional Remodelers, avoiding contractor fraud, how to enjoy your home for a lifetime, and much more!

Click here for additional resources through our parent organization, National Association of Home Builders.

What makes a house “green”?

Green practices in home building, remodeling, and land development have marked a shift in the way we live today. Thanks to more durable roof coverings, insulated windows, increased insulation, and high-efficiency heating, cooling, and water heating equipment, homes built today are 100% more energy-efficient than homes built in the 1970s. In the long-term, green improvements can save money and help protect the environment. More and more local governments are updating outdated zoning and subdivision codes to reflect these demands and changes for a more sustainable development. Click here for additional resources through our parent organization, National Association of Home Builders.

Browse this helpful diagram to see a few ways to Go Green!