About Us

Who Are We?

The DABA is an association of local residential and commercial builders, subcontractors and associate members that are dedicated to the building industry and the community we all call home. Having just recently being chartered to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI) we are empowered to offer more reasons to join us in promoting the industry. Our membership is growing into an excellent team led by an outstanding board of directors.

Partner Support

We're proud to be able to offer the support of the NAHB and HBAI to members of our organization. Each of these entities seeks to empower area builders to achieve their goals through education and assistance.

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NAHB's mission: "to protect the American Dream of housing opportunities for all, while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs and strengthen our economy."
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HBAI serves as a watchdog for builders, contractors, developers and those involved in home building across the state. They strive to keep their participants informed, connected, and aligned with opportunities, ongoing certification, affinity programs, and opportunities to serve.

2019 Board of Directors

Roy Smith
Executive Officer

John Castle

Dave Conlin
First National Bank

Allen Drewes

Brian Grainger
Solid Construction Services

Debbie Miller

Chuck Shepard
Shepard Construction
Vice Chair

Russ Smith
Russ Smith Construction

Val Storandt
Recording Secretary

Marcus Tryggestad
Resource Bank

Donna Westergren
Fox Title Company