Since 1955

About The BIA

Founded in Covington in 1955 by 16 residential contractors, the BIA of Northern Kentucky has grown to become one of the nation’s largest chapters of the National Association of Home Builders. The organization’s jurisdiction covers 12 counties including Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Pendleton, Fleming, Robertson and Owen. Association membership represents approximately 10,000 persons employed in the construction industry. The trade organization changed its name to the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky in 2017 to better align its name with its growing and diverse membership.

Established

In The Industry

The BIA established the Registered Builder/Remodeler Program in 1990, which requires all of the Program’s Builders, Remodelers and Developers to adhere to specific industry construction standards (Performance Standards); provide a minimum one-year warranty and a written contract on all work to clients; carry workers compensation and liability insurance; conciliate disputes with clients and suppliers and complete annual continuing education requirements.

The BIA’s Enzweiler Building Institute is the nation’s oldest continually operating association trades training program under the auspices of the National Association of Home Builders. The two-year carpentry program was established in 1967, followed by the 4-year electricity program in 1978, the 2-year HVAC program in 1984 and recently added a two-year facilities maintenance program in 2009, followed by plumbing in 2012. The evening curriculum is taught by seasoned trades people. Over 95 percent of the program graduates are placed in construction-related careers. The BIA signed an articulation agreement in 2016 with Gateway Community and Technical College, which allows students of the post-secondary Apprentice Training Program to transfer completed course hours for college credit at that institution. Additional courses have been articulated recently and further are expected to follow the same path today.

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Mission
Statement

Our Mission:

The mission of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky is to promote and enhance the integrity and visibility of the construction industry and the members of the organization through advocacy, communication, education and political action.

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Board of Directors

Ross Kreutzjans

President,
Kreutzjans Construction Co., LLC

Tom Withorn

Immediate Past President,
Craftsmen by Design

Jarron Fischer

Vice President,
Fischer Homes

Ben Taylor

Secretary/Treasurer,
Drees Homes

Mike Riegler

Associate President,
Riegler Blacktop

Ted Vogelpohl

Associate Vice President,
Geotechnology, Inc.

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Directors

Shad Sletto

Builder Director,
Al Neyer Construction

Jake Toebben

Builder Director,
Toebben Builders

Doug Roberts

Associate Director,
Watson Gravel

Jon Baute

Associate Director,
ABC Supply

Fred Cernetisch

Associate Director,
Pella

Caitlin Skaggs

Associate Director,
Wiseway

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Board of Directors

Ross Kreutzjans

Vice President,
Kreutzjans Construction Co., LLC

Tom Withorn

Immediate Past President,
Craftsmen By Design

Jarron Fischer

Secretary/Treasurer,
Fischer Homes

Ben Taylor

Secretary/Treasurer,
Drees Homes

Mike Riegler

Associate Vice President,
Riegler Blacktop

Ted Vogelpohl

Associate Vice President,
Geotechnology, Inc.

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Directors

Shad Sletto

Builder Director,
Al Neyer Construction

Jake Toebben

Builder Director,
Toebben Builders

Doug Roberts

Associate Director,
Watson Gravel

Jon Baute

Associate Director,
ABC Supply

Fred Cernetisch

Associate Director,
Pella

Caitlin Skaggs

Associate Director,
Wiseway

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BIANKY Staff

Anthony Taylor

Director of Membership

Dr. Vicki Berling

Director of Professional Development

Charley Wayman

Director of Sales & Marketing

Mandy Trenkamp

Administrative Coordinator

Dan Smith

Director of Finance

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