To serve our Membership by working to ensure a positive building environment.
Providing advocacy to allow for the success of Members while fostering a positive community image of the building industry.
OUR HISTORY The Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (Manatee-Sarasota BIA) was chartered in 1983. It is a professional trade organization comprised of local builders and associated businesses involved in the homebuilding industry. The association is affiliated with both the (FHBA) Florida Home Builders Association and the (NAHB) National Association of Home Builders. The BIA is an advocate for the housing industry.
The Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association was originally chartered in August of 1962 by NAHB. The association operated for many years as a single entity covering Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and DeSoto counties. In 1983 the organization split its operations and was re-chartered as two separate associations, one in Manatee, and one in Sarasota County. Manatee's charter included Hardee, and Sarasota's charter included DeSoto. DeSoto was later acquired by Charlotte County BIA in 2004.In 2009 Manatee and Sarasota again joined forces as a single entity as the HBA Manatee-Sarasota. The association has a long history of building industry advocacy and community involvement. In October of 2013 the HBA Manatee-Sarasota changed its name to Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association to better represent the makeup of our membership.The BIA continues to support our industry concerns and housing issues for the good of the industry and the citizens of the community.
The BIA is fully engaged and entrenched into the community with clear understanding of giving back both by individual members as well as collectively from the entire membership. The BIA has embraced the development of the FBA Future Builders of America program with our high school students, our support for Habitat for Humanity efforts, to meaningful and worthwhile charities that provide the help to our citizens in this community.
As a trade organization reflective of the residential construction industry we give great credence to “DO BUSINESS with a MEMBER! Because of the collective causes and issues that the membership focuses on it creates a tangible benefit where members can share contacts and business opportunity to everyone’s success.