Welcome to the Tidewater Builders Association Web site. We represent over 1,000 member firms who contribute to the shelter industry in South Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

About one third of our member firms are home builders and the rest are companies that provide products and services that go into the design, construction and purchase of a home. They employ more than 30,000 of your friends and neighbors, and we’re proud of the roles they play in our industry and in our community.

We are probably best known for Homearama, our annual display of showcase homes each fall, and the Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show each Spring, but be assured that we are active year round in a variety of professional, social and community service activities.
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The mission of Tidewater Builders Association is to improve the climate for quality housing for all income levels; promote the growth and development of the shelter industry; promote excellence and professionalism among members through educational and networking opportunities; and support and enhance the community through charitable projects.

Click here for TBA’s Code of Ethics

See a slide show of the
50th Anniversary Gala

For more about TBA’s history click here.

TBA members are ready, willing and able to speak about the local housing industry as well as principles of smart growth, a concept that’s being touted nationwide as a way to grow while preserving green space and minimizing the need for infrastructure. If your service organization, civic league or other organization would like to find out more, please contact Mary Frank at TBA, 420-2434, ext. 264 or by e-mail at [email protected].

See a slide show of Homearama 2003

See a slide show of the 2003 TBA Picnic

See a slide show of the 2003 Charity Golf Tournament


Office Hours: 9 a.m.-noon., 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Directions: From I-64, take the Greenbrier Parkway N. exit.
Turn right onto Military Highway., follow to Smith Ave. and take a right.
The TBA office is on the left, 2117 Smith Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23320.