News & Updates
November 29, 2016
Your Association's New Name:
The Building Industry Association of Central KY
The Home Builders Association of Lexington (HBA Lexington) has a new name, The Building Industry Association of Central KY!

The BIA has grown in recent years to encompass a wider territory and membership base, not just in Lexington, but throughout Central Kentucky.

The new name and logo reflects the Association's growth and vision upward towards the future.

In just a few days, the BIA's all new website, will go live. For Members, the website will feature enhanced directory listings, easier event registrations, and in the future, Member-to-Member job banks!

Members, check your email over the next several weeks to learn more about managing your BIA Central KY membership profile.  New BIA Logo stickers are available for pickup at the BIA office and will be included in membership renewal notices.

The next several months will be an exciting transition time for the Association, as we grow and adapt to the needs of the building industry in Central Kentucky. 

Save the Date to Fill Your Plate!
Help Operation Military Cheer & Enjoy Lunch and Networking with Fellow BIA Members
"Low Country Boil"
BIA Membership Lunch
For Operation Military Cheer

This Friday, December 2nd
11:30am - 1pm
BIA Central KY Office
3146 Custer Drive

Cost:  Bring a Toy, Coffee or Monetary Donation
Join members of BIA Cares, formerly known as Home Builders Care, on Friday, December 2nd at the BIA Office for a tasty "Low Country Boil" lunch.

BIA Cares has been collecting toys, children's clothing/shoes for  Operation Military Cheer and canned coffee for the Lexington Rescue Mission.  Donations for Operation Military Cheer are distributed by the KY National Guard to Kentucky military families in need for Christmas. Over the last five years, donations through BIA Cares has helped over 1000 military families have a better Christmas, in some cases where there may have been none.  Let's continue the tradition!

Come enjoy some tasty food, network with fellow BIA Members and help support Operation Military Cheer!

Please let us know you're coming.
Bring a friend!
Don't forget - Bring new toys, coffee and/or monetary donations
*Shellfish Allergen Warning - Shrimp is used in  recipe
Operation Military Cheer Toy Drive Pickup
The KY National Guard will be at the BIA Office on:
Friday, December 9th at 10am         to collect donations from the Operation Military Cheer toy drive.  Rumor has it that Santa will be there too!  Bring your kids and grandkids to help load the Military vehicles with toys!  Arrive by 9:30am please.                                         

2016 Salute to the Stars
"Honor the Past and Celebrate the Future"

Thursday, November 17th
Embassy Suites Ballroom
180 Newtown Pike, Lexington
A Grand Evening of Celebrating this Year's Achievements and Looking Ahead to the Future
With a 200+ crowd in attendance, the 2016 Salute to the Stars Awards Dinner saw the unveiling of the new BIA Central KY name and logo, induction of the 2017 BIA Board of Directors and President and presentation of awards for                                                     2016's successes.                                              
2016 Salute to the Stars Award Winners

Member of the Year Awards

Builder Member of the Year
Mike Hall
Andover Construction

Remodeler Member of the Year
Jeremy Kelley
KBC - Kelley Building Company

Associate Member of the Year
Bob Lysack
Andersen Windows

New Home Sales Awards

Pinnacle Award
Top Seller in New Home Construction $15.7 million+

Crystal Towe
The House Store Realty Group

Platinum New Home Sales Awards
$10m - $13.99m

Drew Hewlett
Milestone Realty Consultants

Mary Layton
Milestone Realty Consultants

Jenn Pullins
Bluegrass Sotheby's

Laura Ratliff
Bluegrass Sotheby's

David Lee Stewart
Milestone Realty Consultants

Gold New Home Sales Awards
$5m - $9.99m

Rob Bolton
Milestone Realty Consultants

Ben Brown
Milestone Realty Consultants

Matt Gerwin
Milestone Realty Consultants

Debbie Meers
Milestone Realty Consultants

Malcom Meers
Milestone Realty Consultants

Stevie Page
Milestone Realty Consultants

Rusty Underwood
Milestone Realty Consultants

Mike Wheatly
Milestone Realty Consultants

Silver New Home Sales Awards
$3m - $4.99m

Cassie Beach
The House Store Realty Group

Dale Ferguson
Milestone Realty Consultants

Connie Greathouse
Milestone Realty Consultants

Erin Lewis
Milestone Realty Consultants

Jennifer Sisson
Milestone Realty Consultants

Bronze New Home Sales Awards
$1m - $2.99m

Colby Davis
ERA Select Real Estate

Brian Erwin
ERA Select Real Estate

Miranda Hinchman
ERA Select Real Estate

Kimberly Leslie
Milestone Realty Consultants

Audra Meekins
ERA Select Real Estate

Remodeler, Builder & Showroom Awards

Best Kitchen Remodel Under $50,000
KBC - Kelley Building Company

Best Kitchen Remodel $51,000 - $100,000
Keitz Construction

Best Kitchen Remodel Over $100,000
J&R Construction

Best Bathroom Remodel $26,000 - $50,000
J&R Construction

Best Bathroom Remodel Over $50,000
J&R Construction

Best Home Addition $101,000 - $250,000
KBC - Kelley Building Company

Best Whole House Renovation Under $250,000
J&R Construction Company

Best Whole House Renovation $251,000 - $500,000
Crawford Builders

Best Whole House Renovation Over $500,000
Atchison Heller Construction

Best New Home Design Under $150,000
Urban Group Development
"The Homestead"

Best New Home Design $150,000 - $225,000
DB Homes
"The Charlotte"

Best New Home Design $301,000 - $425,000
Byer Builders
"The Ansley"

Best New Home Design $551,000 - $750,000
Andover Construction
"The Lancaster"

Best New Home Design $1 Million +
Jimmy Nash Homes
"The Monet"

Best New Home Design $2 Million +
Jimmy Nash Homes
"Tatton Park"

Best Condo/Townhouse Design
Jimmy Nash Homes
"The Pebble Beach"

Energy Smart Builder Award
James Monroe Homes
"The Ashlawn Estate"

Best Showroom
The Flooring Gallery

  BIA Cares
Service Awards

Susan Bachner
Susan Bachner Consulting, LLC

Kelly Jenkins
The Flooring Gallery


Past Presidents Reception Sponsor
Kentucky Lighting & Supply and NORA/NSPEC Lighting

Salute Presenting Sponsor
Andersen Windows & Doors and 84 Lumber

Salute Awards Sponsor
Columbia Gas

Salute Table Sponsors
84 Lumber
Jimmy Nash Homes
The Flooring Gallery
Kentucky Lighting & Supply
Ferguson Enterprises
Traditional Bank
J&R Construction Services, Inc.

Visit the Salute to the Stars Facebook book album for more photos!  Click on the Facebook Icon.
Upcoming HBA Education

Close to 120 Member Companies Still Need to Take a Safety Class for their AGC-SIF Requirement

Check the Schedule Below and Register Today!
HBA Builder/Remodeler Members must complete 8 hours of continuing education by December 31st, two hours of which must be safety related.

HOW TO REGISTER:   Please call or email Tom Miller at the HBA at (859)273-5117, ext. 25 or .  If Tom is unavailable, please leave a voicemail and he will return your call as soon as possible.

Here's a listing of the HBA's upcoming education opportunities:

November 30  (9am-11am): Personal Protective Equipment Safety

December 1 & 2  (9am-3pm): OSHA 10 Certification - Must attend both days
December 7  (9am-1pm): First Aid w/Blood Bourne Pathogens Certification 
December 9  (9am-1pm): CPR Certification
December 13  (9am-11am): Jobsite Safety
December 13  (12pm-2pm): Asbestos Awareness
Just Added: December 21 (9am-1pm) First Aid w/BBP Certification 

EPA Lead Paint Removal Certification Classes (Both Initial & Re-Certification)

December 19  (8am-5pm): Initial Certification
2017 New Home & Remodeling Marketplace

Reserve Your Booth Today!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to promote your Company to over the Marketplace attendees and to get in front of your potential customers early in 2017.

Members….choose your booth quickly! Booth reservations open to non-members on December 6th!
For a list of remaining booth spaces and additional details, please visit or contact Pam Calvert at 859-273-5117, ext. 31 or at  
The 10x6 booths spaces will be available again in the Exhibit Hall for 2017:  If the 10x10 booths are “too big” and you just want enough room for a tabletop display, 
the 10x6 booth space may be the perfect space for you needs.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

Premier Sponsor – Lexington Winnelson

Platinum Sponsor – Pieratt’s

Gold Sponsor – LG&E/KU

Silver Sponsor – Brecher’s Lighting

Want to become an event sponsor?

Promote your business at the show by becoming a show sponsor!
Contact Sandy Beck at 859-621-1592 regarding how you can showcase your company. 

Thank You HBA Partners
Platinum Partner
Education Partner
Gold Partner
Bronze Partners
For more information on an HBA Promotional Partner investment and what it can do for your company, contact Sandy Beck at (859) 273-5117, ext. 25 or email