About HBAR

Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) is a non-profit group, founded in 1946. For its hundreds of members, we are much more than just a professional trade organization.

HBAR is a powerful voice for the homebuilding industry in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas. By providing four key areas of service: advocacy, education, networking, and marketing, we continue to help contribute to our members’ business and personal successes.

What Sets Us Apart

We’re local, state, and national.
Our membership is a federation committed to fighting for safe and affordable housing in our communities, expanding business, and educating consumers about the newest industry products, techniques and services. Members of HBAR also become members of the Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).


We’ve been around for a long time.
HBAR was founded in 1946 by builders facing similar challenges but fighting against regulation independently. They created one voice of the new home construction industry. Since then, we've made strides in affordable housing and continue to fight back against unfair regulation.


We make an impact.
We know that our efforts are working. In 2016, we saw a 50% reduction in proffer fees in Chesterfield County, we increased our membership by 16%, we had the most successful Richmond Homearama show in our history, and we gave over $30,000 to our charity partner, ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. We are making progress every day.

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Our Team

Danna Markland

Danna Markland
Chief Executive Officer

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Jeana Schiffres
Director of Marketing and Events


Shannon Amerson
Director of Operations & Member Relations

Dean Goodson
Director of Governmental Affairs