• How Did the Builders Association of Central PA Get Started?

  • The Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania (BACP) has a long and rich history, serving the building industry of Centre County since its organization in October 1957. At that time, a group of 5 local business owners sat together in a garage over steaks and whiskey and talked about how they could work together to make the home-building industry flourish.

    The BACP is a not-for-profit organization representing builders, developers, and remodelers, as well as other professionals, suppliers and related trades associated with the housing industry.

    The Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania is the primary advocate for the residential-building industry in Central Pennsylvania. From the Association’s early days, the main objectives have been to help building-industry companies by providing education and networking opportunities, and to influence state and local government to assure the continuation of quality construction in Central PA. 

    Additionally, the BACP serves the Central PA community by providing a list of insured, quality contractors for every need around the home. The Builders Association presents several events each year with a charitable component, including the Everything Home Expo, the Bricks & Sticks Golf Classic, and the Clay Challenge.

    The BACP has established a tradition of programs, activities and services thanks to a long line of committed leaders, including these Past Presidents.

  • Who we are:

    The Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania is a unified organization of professionals dedicated to promoting its member companies while advocating for the building industry as a whole. We strive to serve as the foremost resource of building industry professionals and consumers alike in Central Pennsylvania. We present community driven events such as the Everything Home Expo, the Bricks & Sticks Golf Classic, and the Clay Challenge. Our members represent the best professionals in their specialized trades. As members at the local level, BACP members also enjoy 3-in-1 membership that includes the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

    We’re dedicated to providing our members with networking opportunities, education, and advocacy so that, together, we can continuously support and improve the homebuilding industry of Central Pennsylvania.

    How we serve our members:

    • We offer educational programs to help expand our members’ professional expertise and keep them informed about code changes and building best practices.
    • Involvement in our committees gives members the opportunity to create lasting relationships while furthering the BACP’s goals shaping the future of our industry.
    • We host events throughout the year where members can meet and exchange ideas, form relationships, and build their networks.
    • Our monthly newsletter, Frameworks, keeps members up to date about BACP activities and events