Our History

Our History

The Effingham Home Builders Association began in 1977 when a group of Effingham area builders came together to establish a local advocacy group for the construction industry. We represent the voice of local builders/contractors in the construction industry.

In 1988 the Association started the local Home Show that is held annually now at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. Every year thousands of people throughout the area and neighboring states come together to see what the home construction industry has to offer. With a wide array of vendors the show allows consumers as well as builders/contractors to see what is new and what is available in the industry.

As a way of investing in the future of the construction industry, the Effingham Area Home Builders Association also helped start the Construction Trades Education Curriculum in the area. Construction Trades Education Curriculum (CTEC) is a non-profit educational program dedicated to equipping Effingham County students with the skills and experience they need to secure a job in construction trades upon graduating high school. By producing a more well-developed workforce, CTEC helps ensure business receive qualified job candidates which in turn grows the local economy. CTEC teaches students in high school about building/construction trades. Helping to insure the future of the association.

We continue to speak out for the industry as well as sharing information and ideas to help the industry to grow and prosper.

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