In June 1955 Judge David Atkinson of the Superior Court of Chatham County signed the order, which created the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah. The Association began with 27 charter members and today stands strong with close to 800 members. Since it’s inception, there have been 54 presidents.
The Association has grown tremendously over the years. We now have over 15 different committees and councils, including a Board of Directors, which consists of 60 different dedicated volunteers to the Association. We have an Engineers & Developers Council, which is constantly networking with City & County officials to address current issues and help shape the way developing will take place in the future. We also have a Remodelors Council which meets monthly to discuss issued related to the remodeling industry. The Sales and Marketing council was also formed in 2005 standing strong with over 160 members.
In 1998, the HBAS formed an Effingham County Chapter, which now boast a membership of nearly 100 members. In 2002, the Bryan County Chapter was formed. This gives the association a stronger presence in the Bryan County community. The chapter has flourished and now has a membership of about 100 builder and associate members.