The Dallas Builders Association, chartered in 1944, is a trade association representing all segments of the residential building industry in the Dallas Metropolitan area. Its mission is to enhance its members’ ability to provide safe, affordable, quality housing to the citizens of the local communities. The Association does this by:
- Promoting positive public policy through active participation in the legislative and regulatory processes
- Providing industry information and education to the members and the public
- Enhancing the positive image of the industry and the members through training and encouraging ethical behavior and professional standards
- Making membership in the Association an essential element of a successful residential building industry company.
The Dallas Builders Association is a non-profit trade organization chartered by the State of Texas, and which has been granted tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(6) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Its Builder members are engaged in single and multifamily building, land development, remodeling and rehab and general light construction. Its Associate members are companies and individuals who provide materials, products, financing and many other services, including subcontracting, to builders and developers.
The Association is governed by an elected Board of Directors which directs policies and operations of the Association according to its Bylaws. An Executive Committee is the policy, finance and steering committee of the DBA, and oversees affairs of the Association between meetings of the Directors, subject to actions of the Board. The Officers are charged by the Bylaws with specific duties.
A professional staff is retained to implement Association policies and to carry out the work of the Association, major elements of which are governmental affairs and community relations, education and training, communications, meetings and programs, administration of DBA business affairs, management aids and materials and many other types of membership services.
Established in 1944 as an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), DBA has a seven-county jurisdiction: Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall. It is additionally affiliated with the Texas Association of Builders (TAB).
This means that members of the Dallas Builders Association automatically are also members of NAHB and TAB. Together, the three Associations (local, state and national) form one of the nation’s largest and strongest trade associations, as befits an industry of such fundamental importance.
Together, the Associations comprise the only organization working around the clock exclusively in the interest of residential builders and developers.