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Mission Statement and History

The Inner Banks Home Builders Association is the recognized representative of the local construction industry and is comprised of professionals dedicated to preserving the dream of affordable home ownership for everyone.

The Inner Banks Home Builders Association is a professional trade organization dedicated to educating, informing, and promoting the building industry community. Formerly known as the Greenville-Pitt County Home Builders Association, we were officially chartered by the National Association of Home Builders in January of 1973. As our membership has grown, so has our service area and for that reason we have changed our name to reflect the diversity of our organization. Our membership is comprised of licensed building contractors, building material suppliers, bankers, insurance agents, Realtors, interior designers, and many other skilled professionals who provide support services to the building industry in eastern North Carolina. The association is a non-profit, professional membership involved in every facet of home construction in the region. As your neighbors and members of the community, our goal is the promotion and betterment of the building industry, while improving the quality of life for all in the Inner Banks region. New name, renewed commitment, and dedicated to inspiring excellence and serving our members and community.

IBXHBA Code of Ethics

As members in good standing of the Inner Banks Home Builders Association, we believe in and accept responsibilities and obligations inherent in our provision of housing, light commercial construction and any other services, consistent with NAHB’s Code of Ethics contained in it’s constitution, we support the following objectives:

  • To conduct business affairs with professionalism and skill
  • To provide the best housing value possible
  • To protect the consumer through use of quality materials & constructions practices backed by integrity & service
  • To provide housing with high standards of safety, sanitation and livability
  • To meet all financial obligations in a responsible manner
  • To comply with the spirit and letter of business contracts, and manage employees, subcontractors and suppliers with fairness and honor
  • To keep informed regarding public policies & information which affect our business interests & those of the building industry as a whole
  • To comply with the rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for the health, safety and welfare of the community
  • To keep honesty as our guiding business policy
  • To provide timely response to items covered under warranty
  • To seek to resolve controversies through non-litigation dispute resolution mechanism
  • To support and abide by the decisions of the association in promoting and enforcing the Code of Ethics.

Members assume the responsibilities in the Code of Ethics freely and solemnly and are mindful that these responsibilities are a part of their obligations as members of the Inner Banks Home Builders Association. We also believe that home ownership should be within reach of all Americans.


  Sarah Williams, Executive Officer

Hired in January of 2024, Sarah Williams brings a wealth of administrative knowledge, interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm to our association. Sarah holds a Masters of Arts degree in Strategic Communication from East Carolina University. Her extensive experience in the home building industry makes her an asset to our organization. Based in Pitt County, Sarah has a vested interest in advocating for affordable housing in the community where she and her family call home.

Membership Benefits

Membership includes a wide array of benefits including but not limited to those below.


  • Membership gives you a strong collective voice in the building industry.
  • As a member you are qualified to obtain our NCHB Blue Cross Blue Shield group health insurance which is extremely competitive. Any members whose business is directly related to the home building industry and have at least 2 employees is eligible.
  • Members are entitled to apply for NCHB Builders Mutual Workers Comp and Liability Insurance coverage at a competitive rate.
  • The opportunity to network with, learn from, and trade ideas with other professionals in the industry in a peer environment. We have monthly meetings and many other events for our members.
  • As a member you get the ability to participate in major building industry events including the Parade of Homes which provides excellent exposure of your company to the public.
  • Membership provides advertising opportunities in the annual Parade of Homes magazine, other IBXHBA events, and our IBXHBA website.
  • We sponsor member education workshops on a wide variety of topics and formats.
  • Representation in government affairs at local, state and national levels including news briefings from National, State, and Local Towns.
  • Membership provides the opportunity to attend HBA golf tournaments, our holiday party, and networking socials.
  • General Motors and Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Vehicle purchase/lease discounts and discount programs from other nationwide companies are also available to members.
  • NCHBA Member Rebate Program on many different Building Materials and vendors.


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