Chico Builders Association is Focused on Making Construction Affordable in Chico

In the past, the Development Community was part of the Northern California Building Industry Association.  This served a great purpose in helping Developers understand what was happening in Sacramento and how those decisions would ultimately impact the Industry here in Chico.

It's important to note that most of the building industry in Chico are long time residents who genuinely want to see Chico maintain its charm and character.  Now, a younger generation of builders and contractors are trying to accomplish similar goals.  But one thing has changed significantly:  The ability for most Chicoans to afford an entry-level family home.

To try to fix the high-cost of building, this new Association has been formed.  Today, the CBA is dedicated to working with the Chico community to ensure affordable living in our future.

Builders, developers, contractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, bankers, insurance services, construction safety pros, realtors... we all make up the Chico Builders Association (CBA)  We are dedicated to educating and improving the various factors that play a part in affordability.  We will partner with other community groups who share the same concerns, and advocating on behalf of the Building Industry and ultimately, the new homebuyer or business.


CBA brings a voice for our industry to policy creation, future growth and affordable living.  Learn more...





Working together to keep our industry informed and help educate how policy changes impact the building industry and affordability in Chico.  Learn more...


As representatives for the Chico Building Industry, we are partners with staff, policymakers and private enterprises in regard to building.  Together we can do more.  Learn more...

Building News

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Join Chico Builders Association to ensure your voice is heard and the Building Industry in Chico continues to thrive.