HBA Bucks/Mont membership provides a strong foundation for your business through access to industry-related news, products, services and staff assistance. The HBA is also a powerful advocate for your interests at all levels of government.
Representing the strength and diversity of the building industry, the HBA includes builders, remodelers, developers, suppliers, plumbers, electricians, painters, drywallers, carpenters, manufacturers, architects, engineers, real estate brokers, accountants, bankers, attorneys and other industry professionals.
When you join the Home Builders Association of Bucks/Montgomery Counties, your dues payment includes membership in the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). As part of this network, you gain access to a wide range of information, activities and services that will contribute to the success of your business.
PBA offers a wide variety of benefits to HBA members. The following are a few of the highlights:
►Builders Benefits - Offering a self-insured health plan to members of the Pennsylvania Builders Association Benefits Trust and their affiliates.
►Workers Compensation Program - Provides worker's compensation coverage to homebuilders and associates.
►PA One Call - State law requires anyone performing excavation to notify the owners of all underground utilities, pipelines and cables in the proposed work area at least three working days before the start of excavation. The PA One-Call system was created to provide those performing excavation with a safe, easy and reliable method for notifying owners of underground utilities, pipelines and cables.
When you receive an invoice for a call, DO NOT PAY THE BILL!, please fax it to the HBA at (215) 657-9080. As a member of the PBA, any and all calls are free.
NAHB is home to over 203,000 members - check out some of the exciting NAHB programs and services you can take advantage of below!
►Member Advantage - As an NAHB member, you can take advantage of the national buying power of a 203,000-member organization! Reduce your business costs when you use these great money-savers!
Here's a sample of some of the great discounts you can take "advantage" of!
Omaha Steaks - All NAHB members received 10% off on all Omaha Steaks food and specialty items when they shop online on the special Omaha Steaks NAHB web page. Visit www.nahb.org/MA and click on the Omaha Steaks logo.
►Education - Professional education from NAHB’s
University of>Housing provides you with the training to improve your skills and advance your career.
►Advocacy - Currently ranked #11 on Fortune Magazine’s"Power 25" Advocates, NAHB has the grassroots strength of over 215,000 members to defend affordable housing initiatives on the Hill, in our state and in our communities.
►Critical News & Info - NAHB offers industry publications, e-newsletters, exclusive Web site content, special reports, e-mail alerts, and financial data to keep you connected to the industry issues that matter most.
Single Family Small Volume Builders Committee - NAHB's Single Family Small Volume Builders Committee serves the unique business needs of the NAHB builder-members who build 25 or fewer homes a year. This committee produces information and resources specifically designed to help small-business owners.
Networking opportunities are abound with the HBA. For every HBA event, there are SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES available to put your company name in front of attendees. Here are just a few of the ways that you can start meeting other members and exploring potential opportunities for your business:
The HBA hosts regular general membership meetings (GMMs) at various locations throughout Bucks & Montgomery Counties. Examples of HBA Membership Meetings include the December Holiday Party, Meet the Builder: Speed Networking Session and the annual Iron Chef Event.
The HBA keeps things interesting, with events like golf outings, Synergy Awards and Wines Around the World - all designed to get you interacting with other Bucks/Mont members (and sometimes even members of other HBAs!). Check the Events Calendar regularly for these opportunities.
HBA Committees typically meet once a month, to address the ever changing needs and programs of the association. For more detailed information on the following committees and when they meet, click here.
Associates Council * Budget & Finance Committee * Charitable Foundation * Industry Action Committee * Political Action (PAC) * Membership Committee * Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) *Eduction & Outreach* Professional Women in Building
HBA Bucks/Montgomery offers numerous opportunities to market your products or services to the industry and public.
►HBA Bucks/Montgomery Website - Online Membership Directory
One of the FREE benefits of membership is your electronic listing in the HBA Online Membership Directory.
Small and large banner ads are available for annual purchase. The HBA website provides a wealth of information and resources to the HBA membership and is frequently used by members for event registration - don't miss out on this opportunity! Book your banner ad today!
Click here for information on how your company can advertise in the 2014 HBA Membership Directory (distributed to all members).
The HBA Reporter, the bi-monthly print newsletter of the HBA, has a generous amount of advertising opportunities.
►Enhanced Online Directory Listings
For a small investment, you can enhance your FREE online membership directory listing. This opportunity includes adding your company logo to your listing, with a direct link to your website, as well as placement of your listing at the top of the page it appears on. For details, contact Dottie Fawcett at email@example.com or (215) 657-1300.
Every HBA event has a variety of sponsorship opportunities that go along with it - reach a captive audience and reserve your event sponsorship today! For more information regarding upcoming sponsorship opportunities, contact Dottie Fawcett at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 657-1300.
The HBA's Education Committee regularly provides seminars and programs to address the changing needs of the industry. For the most up-to-the-minute details on what education is at your fingertips, click here!
The HBA Bucks/Montgomery presents the presitigious Synergy Awards each year, recognizing excellence and achievements in the home building industry. More than 80 building, marketing, associate and personal achievement categories will be awarded. TheSynergy Awards are the highest honor given in the Bucks & Montgomery housing industry. This highly anticipated black tie gala attracts over 300 of the best and brightest in local building talent.
The HBA Bucks/Montgomery Counties actively monitors and lobbies local and state governmental officials on issues that promote and defend the housing industry. Weekly news updates and regular web updates are made available to the membership. The association's government affairs program is guided by the Industry Action Committee - financial support for candidates is made possible through the HBA's Political Action Committee (PAC).