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Stark & East Central Ohio


Fall Circuit of New Homes & Condominiums

Weekends 1-4 pm

The Excitement is Building!

That’s the trending phrase around Stark County and East Central Ohio as we proudly present our annual Fall Circuit of New Homes. Our popular event returns and features sixteen beautiful new homes all around Stark, Summit, and Medina Counties for your enjoyment. The Circuit is a great way to spend an afternoon discovering the latest in new home design, technology, green building, interior design, and landscaping.


About Us

We believe that homeownership should be within reach of all Americans.

We are a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of residential builders, multi-family, light commercial, and remodeling contractors and their consumers. – Larry Scheetz, 2020 President

A Broad Range of Services

Membership Benefits

The Building Industry Association of Stark & East Central Ohio is more than simply a trade association. This non-profit organization offers a broad range of services to meet the diverse needs and interests of its members, the local building industry, and the community.

Industry Promotions

The BIA produces several events throughout the year that bring public attention to the building industry. These events help members sell products and become recognized in a positive framework. Annual events include Industry Night, the Stark County Home & Garden Show, the Parade of Homes, and Spring and Fall Circuits of New Homes.

Government Relations

By joining the BIA, you also become a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the Ohio Home Building Association (OHBA). These organizations work at the local, state, and national level to maintain a positive atmosphere for growth in our industry. Download OHBA Benefits in PDF Format

Local BIA

Constantly lobbying local government to make sure building industry concerns are addressed. Appears and testifies on zoning and building codes and impact fee issues. Serves on the County Board of Building Appeals. Fights excessive regulation at the local, state and federal level. Provides help with utilities.

Social Activities & Events

A range of social activities for members includes the Installation Banquet and Golf Outing. Social events are held at a variety of places with speakers, different themes, and programs that offer a real way to increase business contacts and learn more about the building industry. Also, the BIA has nearly 20 committees that offer its members the opportunity to meet other members, share skills, increase knowledge, and receive recognition.

Money-Saving Benefits

The BIA offers opportunities to save money on several products and services by obtaining group rates for its members. The areas a member can save money include phone services, workers’ compensation, car purchasing and rentals, and legal research. Current members also offer discounts to other members.


Several publications are available at every level of the BIA to our members only. The local newsletter updates members on upcoming events, legislative updates, and member services. BIA members also receive a copy of the local Membership Directory for convenience in contacting fellow members. Members also receive free copies of “Builder” magazine and “Nation’s Building News.”

Community Involvement

The BIA supports many charitable organizations with members’ time and from contributions through the BIA Foundation.

BIA of Stark & East Central Ohio

Committees & Contacts

Building Codes/Developers Council

Ted Hake, Building Codes Chair
Cynthia Paschke, Developers Council Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Executive and Finance

Doug Dentler, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Membership Services / Ambassador Club

Steve Smith, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Past Presidents Council

Brian Simpson, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Build PAC

Steve Smith, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Golf Outing

Doug Dentler, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race


Doug Dentler, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Program & Education/Sales & Marketing
Dana Cross, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race
Complaint & Conciliation

Robert Soles, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Home & Garden Show

Larry Scheetz, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Parade of Homes

Greg Kauth, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Spring & Fall Circuit of New Homes & Condos

Mike Thomas, Chair
Staff Contact: Joe Race

Complaint & Conciliation

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A Special Thanks to Our Strategic Partners and Members

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