How do I become a member of the Tyler Area Builders Association?
Click on the "Become a Member" link above and click through the application process.
Does the State of Texas require a General Contractor to have a license?
The State of Texas does not require that a General Contractor have a license. Some of our members have earned designations through the National Association of Home Builders University of Housing educational programs. A list of our members with NAHB designations is here.
What about warranties on a home under construction?
Warranties and insurance can be purchased by the customer, or the builder can purchase builders’ risk insurance to protect their interest during the construction phase. The builders’ risk policy would cover the structure until the home is occupied. Certain policies contain other restrictions, so the customer should review the policy to be sure they are adequately protected.
For information on warranty companies, search the Online Directory by selecting "Warranty Programs" from the Business Activities drop-down list.
For information on insurance companies, search the Online Directory by selecting "Insurance" from the Business Activities drop-down list.
What is the cost per square foot to build a single-family home in Tyler?
It is impossible to give a definitive answer to this question. Due to many different variables in building a home, the cost per sq. foot is hard to calculate until you sit down with a contractor and specify your requirements.
When is your Parade of Homes™?
The Parade is scheduled each year for the second full week of June. See Parade FAQ's.
When is your Home Products Show?
The Home Products Show is scheduled each year for early Spring.
How can I get a booth in the Home Products Show?
An application will be posted on the Home Products Show page and can be downloaded in the months prior to the Show.
What types of products are shown at your Home Product Show?
Many products that you might need in remodeling or building a home are on display at the show. You will get a first-hand look at the latest products and services.
How can I find the different subdivisions in Tyler?
With the area’s steady growth, there are subdivisions in all parts of Tyler and the surrounding locations. We suggest that you contact a realtor who is a member of the TABA for a tour of subdivisions in Tyler. Also, a subdivision map is available at TABA or the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce.
Will a builder draw the house plans for me?
Some builders will. If they do not create the plans themselves, they have subcontractors who can. The association can also offer a list of members who do house plans.
What if I find a defect in my home or have a complaint?
The Tyler Area Builders Association is a non-profit, voluntary trade organization representing all segments of the residential building industry. Through training, education and active participation in the legislative and regulatory process, our organization endeavors is to make membership an essential element of a successful building industry company.
We are not a regulatory agency. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors elected by members, and the Board directs the policies and operations of the Association in accordance with its bylaws.
The Association’s policies and bylaws do not include any formal or informal process to settle disputes or complaints against industry members. However, you do have options to help you with dispute resolution.
for information about construction defect resolution and other consumer information.