What is Tidewater Builders Association?

Tidewater Builders Association is a local not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 500 companies involved will aspects of the residential building industry.  It is affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Virginia and the National Association of Home Builders.

Founded in 1953, TBA has worked tirelessly on behalf of its members to protect the integrity of the shelter industry.  It has saved members - and ultimately homeowners - countless dollars over the decades by:

  • Introducing legislation to protect housing availability and affordability for thousands of local homeowners;
  • Lobbying against costly and unfair fees and regulations;
  • Implementing programs that provide services at competitive rates; and
  • Providing educational forums to promote new housing, new products and new services to area consumers, improving their lifestyles.

TBA members range from home builders to electricians to mortgage bankers to apartment property managers, and they employ more than 20,000 local residents.  To contact a member, please visit the Member Directory on this site.

TBA is also a good citizen of South Hampton Roads, contributing to the community through its Scholarship Foundation, which has awarded more than $1.84 million in grants to high school students since it was founded in 1966.

The association is perhaps best known for its annual Homearama and Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show, two events that highlight new and exciting housing products and services.

TBA's office is located at 2117 Smith Ave., Chesapeake, VA  23320 and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The TBA Mission:

To improve the climate for quality housing for all incomes; promote the growth and development of the shelter industry; promote excellence and professionalism among members through educational and networking opportunities; and support and enhance the community through charitable projects.