There are many benefits of becoming a member of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri. Some examples are below. Please contact Jaime Weyrauch or Steve Loos for more information at 314-994-7700 (Jaime, x133) (Steve, x119).Joining the HBA is a great way to invest in your own success! If you build, remodel, install/sell products or cater directly to businesses associated with the residential construction industry, you can't afford to wait any longer! Click play on the video to learn more!
Public Policy Advocacy
Each year, members are inundated with regulations and code changes (from local, state and national levels) that can significantly raise the prices paid by consumers for new housing and remodeling projects. Such increases can force tens of thousands of buyers out of the market nationally due to the lack of affordability. The HBA and the National Association of Home Builders are constantly working to keep regulations reasonable. As a result, builder and remodeler members are saving thousands annually on their small investment in membership. As builders and remodelers are able to pull permits, Associate members also benefit through increased and/or stabilized sales. Click Here For More From NAHB
Members can purchase specialty booklets, etc. to give to their consumers. The current list includes: HBA Industry Standards Manual, Your Home and How to Take Care of It and How to Take Care of Your New Apartment. Builder members are also listed in two specialty publications published by St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles magazine: the annual Remodeling and Custom Guides.
Consumer Search Categories on HBA Website for Disaster Repairs
The HBA has created FREE searchable categories to help members be found by consumers when disasters strike. Builders/Remodelers and Suppliers/Trades can choose to be listed in these specialized categories in addition to the five regular categories that come with each membership. To take advantage of this benefit, complete and return this form as soon as possible. Also, be sure to update your preferences at least once a year since this offer is separate from your standard Membership Directory & Buyers Guide category list.
The HBA supports continuous learning through a number of venues. Members and their guests are exposed to educational messages from keynote speakers at general meetings and select awards programs. In addition, members can attend various programs all year long. These programs deal with almost every facet of business. Click here to review our Schedule of Events page to see what's coming up in the weeks and months ahead! Offerings are updated weekly, so check the schedule on a regular basis.
Take select National Association of
Home Builders online courses. Click the
logo to the left to learn more about the
Customer Service course and the Basics
of Building course which are either
required and/or elective courses for
many NAHB designations.
Save Money with Select Products and Services! The HBA has a handful of money-saving affinity agreements for our members. With Verizon Phone Services (Home Builders Purchasing Program/National Purchasing Partners) member companies and their employees can earn substantial discounts directly on their monthly bills. Bonded Builders Warranty Group has Third Party Home Warranties. Builders and Remodelers can contact the local representative to learn about special offers, discounts and incentives tied to their products. Employee Benefit & Insurance Products (Holmes Murphy & Associates) available for members. Members can get competitive rates on select services that also benefit the HBA financially.
Plus, our affiliation with the National
Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
gives our members access to great
discounts on select GM vehicles,
FedEx shipping, Wyndham hotels,
FTD flowers, Omaha Steaks and
more! Click the logo to the left for
Members can let other members know when they have dirt to move or need dirt for a specific project by subscribing to this free notification service. All messages are sent via e-mail.
HOMER and Bravo Awards
Only dues-paying members can enter these prestigious contests considered by some to be the "Oscars" of the homebuilding industry. Click here for more information.
Industry Advancement Scholarship
The Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri established this scholarship program in 2005. The program is intended to provide tuition assistance to undergraduate students pursuing a career in the home building industry. The scholarship fund was created to assist in addressing the critical need for educating and training managers in the home building industry. Click here for the application.
Members can rent mailing labels for a nominal fee. Labels can be ordered for "Builders Only", "Associates Only" or "All HBA Members" accordingly.
Membership Directory and Buyer's Guide
This comprehensive book is published annually, listing all association members, council members, government officials, leadership and HBA staff. In addition, members' services are categorized by product in the "yellow pages." This "directory" is extremely useful for members looking for new suppliers and vendors. The HBA strongly encourages doing business with a member. Advertising opportunities are also available in the roster.
FREE MWBE Directory Listing
Companies that have their MWBE (Minority & Women Business Enterprise) paperwork can be listed for FREE on the HBA’s searchable website directory as well as in the annual Membership Directory & Buyers Guide. This category is in addition to the five regular categories that come with each membership.
One of the top reasons members join the HBA is to network with people and companies in the industry. Members gain access through constant exposure and active participation at educational and social activities. The HBA has many functions every month to bring people together. Participating in one of the HBA's councils is also a great way for members to make contacts. Whether you are a lender networking with real estate agents at a Sales and Marketing program or a supplier playing golf with contractors in the annual golf tournament, your business is benefiting from the exposure. Click here to view our schedule of events!
Members can buy a subscription to receive monthly reports noting new construction activity by builder, location and price point.
Builder members can purchase standardized contacts for Tract Homes, Custom Homes on Builder's Lot and Custom Home on Client's Lot. Standard contracts for Apartment Leases are also available.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) provides legal research on building industry-related issues to all members. Members can Click here for more information.