The Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V. (BHB) is a trade association representing the interests of do-it-yourself, construction and gardening businesses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (D-A-CH region) as well as other companies in the DIY sector from industry and the service sector. As an association with an international orientation, the BHB is active in Germany, in other German-speaking countries and, through its membership in the European-DIY-Retail-Association (EDRA), throughout Europe. It represents the economic and media policy interests of the industry and enters into dialogue with politics, the media, administration, suppliers and service providers. The association comprises 19 retail organisations with 24 sales divisions and around 210 supporting members from industry and the service sector. The industry in the broader sense of the term employs around 480,000 people in Germany. The total gross turnover of DIY and home improvement stores in Germany reached a value of around 19.46 billion euros in 2019.