Dear Members, Clients and Potential Clients,
It is my privilege to serve the Outer Banks Home Builders Association as the 2016 and 2017 President of this great organization. The Outer Banks Home Builders Association is a professional trade organization dedicated to informing, educating and promoting the members of the building industry. Commonly known as the OBHBA, we were officially chartered by the National Association of Home Builders in 1979 and grew from about 37 people to almost 639 before the industry downturn in 2009.
However, our membership numbers are growing again with the return of robust building activity and we remain active in the industry and in our community. Our membership is comprised not only of licensed building contractors, but skilled trades people, building material suppliers, bankers, insurance agents, realtors, decorators, designers and many others who provide goods and services to the Outer Banks building industry. We publish the print and website versions of the Guide to Member Services each year with the expectation that customers will use it to locate service professionals who have a high regard for education and quality. We encourage you also to use our OBHBA office to inquire for further information and references before you engage a service provider.
It is important to realize that almost all our 400+ members live and work in the communities where they build and are committed to building better homes as well as better lives through service to their community. In addition to building homes, both individually and as an Association, we give back to our community, building such things as handicap ramps for the elderly, collecting and donating food to the local Food Pantry, awarding an average of $9,000 annually in scholarships to local students and supporting other local charities as requests are made. Many of our members are active in civic and service organizations, coaching sports, Scouts, local government boards and committees and in their churches. When you do business with members of the Outer Banks Home Builders Association, you are dealing with people who call this narrow strip of sand “home.” And it makes a difference.
Jake Overton, 2017 President
Outer Banks Home Builders Association