About the BIA

Founded in Covington, Kentucky, in 1955, by 16 residential contractors, the BIA of Northern Kentucky has grown to become the Nation's 10th largest chapter of the National Association of Home Builders. The Organization's jurisdiction covers 12 counties including Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson with a combined company membership of nearly 900, representing approximately 15,000 persons employed in the construction industry.

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 Message from the President


Allow me to extend a warm welcome to the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Northern Kentucky site. It is my hope that you will use this as a means to the very best resources our area has to offer in the building industry.  You will find highly qualified professionals in our members’ contact information as well as information regarding social events, marketing publications, and educational opportunities in the industry.

My name is Tom Withorn.  As the owner of Craftsmen by Design, a local remodeling and construction company, it has been my honor to be a member of this organization for the past 17 years.  In the three decades that I have been in this career, I can truly say that the benefits of being in this organization has strengthened my business and provided invaluable support to thrive in my trade. This year I serve as your president for 2019.  I am eager for the exciting progress this year holds. As well as continuing our dedication to supporting our members, we plan to expand our Enzweiler training facility in equipping the next generation of trade professionals. This will help meet the demands of the critical shortage of trade professionals in areas such carpentry, electricians, plumbers, HVAC, and more.

I want to thank our Executive Vice-President, Brian Miller, and our extraordinary staff, the past presidents,  council members, and the Board for their support in paving the way for such a successful building association.

We would love to talk to prospective members on the benefits of joining the BIA team and get you started in a community of leading professionals.  Contact me or our membership director, Tammy Arvin 859.331.9500 with interest or questions.

We ARE the standard of excellence in the building industry.   Together we are stronger and can achieve more. Please contact me with your questions, concerns, comments, and ideas.  I look forward to working alongside you in 2019.





Tom Withorn


Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky