Founded in 1947, The Greater Columbus Home Builders Association (GCHBA) is a not-for-profit professional trade association dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the home building industry as a viable economic force in the Greater Columbus area. We serve a 5-county area to include Muscogee, Harris, Marion, Chattahoochee, Talbot, and Taylor Counties.
We are affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Georgia and the National Association of Home Builders in Washington D.C. Members includes builders, remodelers, and developers of all sizes, as well as trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, financial institutions, real estate companies, professional service providers and more.
On November 5,1947, The Home Builders Association of Columbus received its Charter from the National Association of Home Builders and became the second Home Builders Association in the state of Georgia, with Atlanta being the first. The first President of the Association was Gardiner Garrard and the association was formed with eighteen Charter Members consisting of:
Lon C Gammage
Jordan Contracting Company
B.J. Beech Kendrick, Inc.
Ed Cooper, Jr.
Walton Carter, Jr.
Woolard & Lynch
Columbus Plastering Company
Cliff Johnson Muscogee Mortgage Company
Arnold Construction Company
W.A. Weed Company
Jordan Supply Company
Columbus Lumber & Supply Company
Rogers & Morgan Plumbing Company
S.A. Nielson Company
In October 2002, the Home Builders Association of Columbus changed its name to The Greater Columbus Home Builders Association. As times have changed, and building peaks and valleys have come and gone, our goal remains the same: to promote the American dream of home ownership through education, advocacy, and professional development. To offer resources to our members that encourages business confidence and professionalism; to advocate on behalf of the building industry through our partners and lobbyists at the Home Builders Association of Georgia; to participate in and give back to our communities through active community service and workforce development. We are committed to building the future workforce and helping to achieve the dream of home ownership.