Building Associates of Bloomington, Indiana, was founded in 1983 as a general contracting company and has grown into one of the most well-respected members of the greater Bloomington area business community. With extensive experience in commercial, industrial and residential projects, we are truly a full-service builder.
Mission Statement: Building Associates is dedicated to providing quality construction projects that are completed within budget and on schedule, regardless of scope or size. Equally important, we are committed to establishing mutually beneficial, long-lasting relationships with our clients that are built on a foundation of integrity, respect, and attention to detail.
Building Associates is committed to:
- Maintaining our integrity on every project
- Providing supervision, labor, subcontractors, and materials that exceed our customer’s expectations
- Having a safe work environment where employees and subcontractors alike are challenged to reach their full potential
- Partnering with other local small business for mutual success
- Continuing the profitability and growth essential to our success
Building Associates is a General Contractor capable of being fully bonded and able to take any project from the ground up. We are authorized as both a Star and American Building systems Pre-engineered steel buildings dealer and installer. We are also equally comfortable and capable of delivering quality construction projects utilizing a wide array of other building materials.
We specialize in Duro-last roofing systems.
With over 30 years of experience as a new home construction builder and remodeler, Building Associates has distinguished itself as the area’s leader in superior quality home construction. As an award-winning builder, our commitment to excellence and customer service is the foundation upon which we’ve built an unsurpassed reputation for quality, excellence, and value.
Every home we build is truly a custom home, built precisely to the exacting specifications required by our customers. Our professional staff will guide you each step of the way, from design to final inspection. Even after construction is complete, our dedication to service with integrity and respect continues.
Our commitment to quality and customer service holds true whether you’re building a new custom home or utilizing one of our other building services. If it’s a small addition to your home, a complete renovation, or remodel, we treat every client the same. From the start to finish of every project we undertake, honesty and fairness are our guiding principles in fulfilling your dream.
Building Associates is a proud member of the Greater Bloomington Chamber Of Commerce
Safety: With an EMR well below industry standards, Building Associates takes safety seriously. We hold weekly safety meetings, Health & Safety Seminars, Equipment Certifications and participate in the CCS, formerly MICCS (Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety) program.
Quality: With unparalleled attention to detail and commitment to workmanship, Building Associates is highly recommended by the manufacturers we represent. Additionally, Building Associates has had no contractual issues in the entire history of the company.
Service: Building Associates has worked with many of the same clients for the past 30 years and actively recruits repeat business from existing customers as well as seeking new clients to become part of the BAI family.
Building Associates is very active in the community and contributes to many organizations and charities for the betterment of Monroe County such as:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Monroe County Builders Association, Committee Chair, Volunteer
- American Red Cross Donor
- 4-H Donor
- Boys & Girls Club Donor
- Bowl for Kids' Sake - Big Brothers Big Sisters
Building Associates is recognized for quality and service in government, commercial, industrial as well as residential projects receiving numerous awards for their efforts.
- BASCI Builder of the Month January 2018
- Duro-Last Admiral Club
- American Buildings 2016 Excellence in Design Award for the Ordnance Test Area Office
- MCBA Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Jack D. Thompson
- 2013 Region V Prime Contractor of the Year
- ABC Customer Appreciation Award 2010-2016
- Star Building Systems Outstanding Builder Award
- MCBA Builder of the Year
On June 20th of 2013, the SBA recognized Jack D Thompson President of Building Associates, Inc. as the winner of the Region V Prime Contractor of the Year Award. Region V includes the states of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
June Taylor Testimonial
On behalf of the Owen County COAD, I would like to thank you for completing the work so quickly at the tornado-damaged home in Freedom. The COAD worked diligently to meet the needs of the homeowners affected by the tornado this past spring and to find the appropriate contractors to finish the repairs. The COAD was able to quickly procure grant money to pay for the job -- thanks to the detailed documentation that you provided. Having a comprehensive list of materials needed and an easy-to-understand estimate enabled us to get the approval from grantors before their funding was depleted.
I appreciate your attention to detail and your ethical treatment of the processes necessary to complete this repair. You did not hesitate to add this job to your schedule; even though you had larger jobs that would garner more income for Building Associates.
It is so refreshing to receive such outstanding customer service. Being treated as importantly as any client on your schedule, even though this was a small job for you, was truly appreciated. Thank you for all your hard work and for going above and beyond our expectations.
Owen County COAD
Robert Cox Testimonial
They were wonderful. They were very easy to deal with. When I saw something I didn’t like, they’d come right back out and fix it. It was easy. It wasn’t frustrating or anything. They’re friendly and reasonably priced. We priced several people and they came in lower than anybody else and we got more for the same price.
Joe Carley Testimonial
We appreciated the way Building Associates carefully and thoroughly worked though the design and layout details upfront until we were satisfied. They answered our many questions quickly. We felt the project got better as we continued worked through different configurations and saw the updated CAD drawings. They also gave us detailed estimates, which helped us determine our priorities for where to spend money. Their builders were friendly and responsive. They also limited the number of subcontractors, which made small changes during the build-out easier. We would work with Building Associates again.
Massi & Alberto Torchinsky Testimonial
Remodeling projects can be overwhelming, and the hope is that one's General Contractor will ensure that the construction runs smoothly and at peak. For our remodeling projects, which were both ambitious and extensive in scope, we had the pleasure to work with Fred Bay of Building Associates. Fred is the consummate professional. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of our projects. He was clear in the record keeping. And, most importantly, he chose and managed excellent subcontractors, from framers and masons, to painters and drywall and floor people.
What we appreciated most about Fred was his willingness to listen to our comments and suggestions, and his ability to react to the resulting changes as the project went on. Quality work takes time to complete, and patience is required when the project is as complex as ours was. We believe we could not have done better than with Fred Bay and Building Associates.
These are the reasons why we will hire Fred for the third and final remodeling phase, which we hope will be done ASAP. Cheers!