The Home Builders Institute (HBI) is the nation’s leading educational resource for career technical education in the building industry. HBI provides its students with the skills and experience they need for careers in residential construction.

The organization offers pre-apprenticeship training, job placement services, mentoring, certification programs, and online learning across the country to youth, veterans, displaced workers and others who want to be a part of America’s trained workforce.

HBI does more than provide job skills. Its programs build character and self-esteem, helping students develop what they need to succeed on the job and in life. HBI changes lives every day.

Craftsmen talking about the work on different pieces of wood

Mission Statement

We change lives everyday by educating, inspiring, and preparing individuals for careers in the building industry.

Photo by Samuel Hodges, courtesy of The Home Depot Foundation

Vision Statement

We are the leading educational resource for career technical education in the building industry.

Core Values

HBI is committed to a set of core values that define who we are.  These values serve as guideposts to help us fulfill our mission, realize our vision and shape our relationships with student and employees.  We aspire to live by them every day.

As we change and grow, the values that are most important to us will remain the same: excellence, integrity, safety and service.


We strive to be the best in all of our endeavors.

We are devoted to continuous improvement, professionalism and innovation in our work.



We do what’s right because it is the right thing to do.

We are committed to maintaining an environment of trust, built upon honesty, ethical behavior, accountability and respect.



We think “safety first.”

We promote a safe and healthy work environment for our employees and students through proactive training, focus, recognition and performance monitoring to prevent accidents.



We put the needs of our students and the expectations of our partners at the “heart” of what we do.

We have a long-standing culture of service and our sense of “community” ensures future leaders in the building industry have the tools they need to advance and thrive.