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Information is power. As an Association member, you’re on top of developments, discoveries and changes in the local, state and national government that affect the homebuilding industry. Find solutions to business problems in our library. Read the newsletter and learn about the issues shaping your future. Use your free WESTLAW legal research services which are available through the NAHB legal department. To access these services contact David Crump, Director of Legal Research at NAHB at 800-368-5242 x8491. With membership in the HBACA, you maintain the information edge.
Education & Safety Training ProgramsAn expansive offering of professional training programs and seminars are hosted or sponsored by the HBACA. Our goal is to provide critical information that improves the knowledge and professional development of those employed in our industry. Classes include, but not limited to:
Southwest Builders Show
Our annual tradeshow, the Southwest Builders Show, is the Valley’s only industry-exclusive show for residential construction and has become recognized as a premier event for Associate and Builder members. As an Associate member, you can create invaluable exposure and establish key contacts with hundreds of homebuilder staff who attend this one-day expo. Throughout the event, the HBACA hosts a series of informative educational seminars which provide exceptional insights into our industry and the forces that bring about change.
Local, State & National Government Liaison
You stay close to the decision-makers through the services of the Association’s professional lobbying staff. We work on your behalf in all of the Valley’s cities and towns; in Maricopa, Pinal and Yavapai Counties; and with state agencies, the governor’s office and the legislature. NAHB representatives actively lobby in Washington, meeting regularly with members of Congress, administration officials and cabinet officers to ensure housing remains a top priority during the formation of national policy. NAHB maintains the nation’s third largest trade association Political Action Committee.
Committee & Council Memberships
Tailor your committee involvement to areas of special interest – Associates Roundtable, Builder Advisory Committees, Sales & Marketing Council, Utility Coordination Committee, Sales Managers Roundtable, Safety Committee and much more.
Website Listings, Searches & Online Directory
All members get their company listed in the HBACA's online Membership Directory. Trade contractors are listed in our "Find a Trade Contractor" search used by both builders and the public. Both builders and trades can be listed in our "Find a Remodeler" search if they join the HBACA Pro Remodelers. Builders can list their homes for free on our home search site (see Discount Programs). All listings include links back to the member's website.
Membership EventsMonthly general membership luncheons and other membership events are held at varied locations and provide an excellent opportunity to network within the industry. Program speakers address timely topics like the Association’s annual economic forecast, motivational programs, tax issues and housing affordability. These events include:
Builder & Associate Services Directory
Be seen with the best of company. The Association’s membership directory lists member firms alphabetically and by business classifications. A desktop reference full of useful sources, this directory is distributed throughout the Association membership to give you maximum visibility within the homebuilding industry.
Discount Programs & Other BenefitsBeing a member of the HBACA means that your company and your employees can enjoy discounts on a variety of products and services. Our Discount Programs include:
Local members are also members of the National Association of Home Builders, sharing in the benefits of that organization’s lobbying strength, reference resources and membership privileges.
Invaluable Business Contacts
As soon as you join, you become part of a network of thousands of successful people, people to do business with and share knowledge with. All the Association functions and committee activities provide you with invaluable contacts in the homebuilding industry. You meet fellow members, learn of other business activities and cultivate potential clients. The result is a fuller, more rewarding professional life.
Associate Upgrade Benefits
The HBACA has added new benefits for Associates wishing to upgrade to either a Silver or Gold membership level. These benefits include more face time with Builders, website links, exclusive access to online directories, etc. Associates are encouraged to learn more about our Associate Silver Benefits and Associate Gold Benefits.
MAME Awards ProgramExcellence in our industry builds pride in all of us. As a member, you have opportunities for recognition of your hard work and innovation. The Major Achievement in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards are recognized throughout the Valley as the standard of excellence in new home marketing, merchandising, design and sales.