Building a Better Community

By Patrick Reynolds, President, Tidewater Builders Association

You’ve probably been to a party with one. He could be the coach of your son’s soccer team. She could be the woman who walks her dog past your house each morning. And you may even be one.

A member of Tidewater Builders Association, that is.

The folks who belong to this local professional trade association are more than just builders, remodelers, plumbers, bankers, real estate agents, apartment managers… the list goes on. They are neighbors, friends, volunteers and coaches.

Together, they are the strength behind an organization that was founded 65 year ago to advocate for affordable housing and provide business and educational opportunities to its member firms

TBA also seeks to educate area residents about all that’s new and exciting in housing through its Homearama events, as well as the annual Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show.

Although TBA is a trade association with a business purpose, you’ll find that the association and its members are enthusiastic supporters of:

Higher education

TBA established a scholarship foundation in 1965 and has since given more than $1.8 million to 483 local students to attend college.

Helping children

Since 1988, when the first Charity House was built with support from numerous TBA members, beneficiaries have included Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia and St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. Over $1.5 million has been raised for these charities.

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For more information about TBA and its many programs and activities, visit