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The Building Industry Association of the Red River Valley (formerly Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead) nurtures thriving, innovative, diverse housing and building industries in our community.
Founded in 1956, the BIA-RRV is a nonprofit trade organization and the largest local builders association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders in North Dakota and Minnesota.
The BIA's efforts focus on advocating for a strong building and remodeling industry.
The Association supports the interests of its members which are located throughout Cass and Clay counties and beyond. The BIA also hosts the annual Red River Valley Home & Garden Show and Parade of Homes in the spring and fall.
We offer benefits such as:
Advocacy: On behalf of the building industry, BIA-RRV advocates to change, defeat and adopt legislation that promotes safe attainable housing. The Association stays involved in local, state and national legislation through several different means including its Public Issues Committee, Candidate Forums, meeting with elected officials and city staff, and planned visits to the capital, to name a few.
Information & Education: BIA-RRV provides a wealth of resources and information for its members, offering access to monthly building permit reports and keeping them up to date with pressing issues facing the homebuilding industry. Professional development is a priority to BIA-RRV members. From designations, specialized industry-related training and continuing education required by law, the Education Committee delivers quality professional development opportunities.
Joining forces with our charity, Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation
, BIA-RRV works to promote building industry careers to students and potential industry workers. In order to inspire the future workforce, the Association helps organize the Herdina Construction Trades Camp
. This two-week summer academy for high school students teaches them about various careers in the trades while providing college credit.
Connections: Each year, BIA-RRV hosts a lineup of events to engage and educate members, including two golf outings, the New Year Celebration, BIA Happy Hours the High Noon Shootout and more. There is something for everyone! BIA-RRV has a dedicated group of volunteers who donate time to serve on committees. These individuals help carry out the Association's mission to industry peers and the community.
Marketing: Members can advertise through BIA-RRV to consumers or business-to-business, utilizing its variety of publications, digital opportunities and consumer events. Offering a variety of sponsorship opportunities for consumer events and members-only events, staff works to accommodate all members' budgets and needs.