Benefits of HBA Membership

By joining the HBA you invest in your own success!
Consider membership if you:

*Build                *Develop Land 
*Remodel                *Sell Services to Builders 
*Install                *Sell Materials to Builders


If you cater directly to businesses associated with the residential construction industry, you should consider membership in your HBA!
Contact Diana Forbes (314-817-5633) to learn more.

 Top 10 Reasons for Builder or Remodeler Membership
 Top 10 Reasons for Associate Membership




Public Policy Advocacy
Members are flooded with local, regional and national regulations and code changes which can negatively impact consumer prices for new housing and remodeling projects. This can force buyers out of the market due to the lack of affordability. Your HBA staff, its membership and the National Association of Home Builders work to keep regulations reasonable.  The resulting large-scale savings is just one benefit to the small investment made in
your valued HBA and NAHB membership.

Local HBA Education
As a member, you and your guests can take advantage of current, industry-related programs.  Other opportunities include educational messages from leading keynote speakers at general meetings and select awards programs.  For upcoming events, click on those that interest you most on the center of our home page.

 

National Education
NAHB knows the difficulty in making time for even the most compelling courses, seminars and workshops. It’s easy to miss the learning opportunities that help you stay abreast of the latest technologies, newly-passed regulations and cost-effective ways of doing business. 

 NAHB offers virtual learning opportunities that are priced right and fit easily into your busy schedule.

• On-Demand Education Courses
• Take the BAR or PREP online to earn the CGB or CGR.
• Live Online Designation Courses
• Webinar Wednesdays

  http://www.stlhba.com/images/_HBASTL/2013_Affinity_Promotion.jpgAffinity Agreements:  Save Money with Select Products and Services!
Your HBA provides money-saving affinity agreements for its members with access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies.* The Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri provides its members with local discount offers through a variety of companies including:
National Purchasing Partners
• Bonded Builders-offering third party home warranties at special member-only rates and offers tied to specialty products
Cutco Cutlery offers closing gifts with special pricing and shipping incentives.
Missouri Employers Mutual (MeM)-high quality workers compensation insurance plan.

Nationally, you’ll be afforded discounts through companies such as:

Associated Petroleum Products               AT&T                                       Avis 
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XA Equitable                                                Budget                                    Dell
Endless Vacation Rentals                           FCA US, LLC                            FTD
GEICO                                                               General Motors                    G&K Service
Hertz                                                                Houzz                                      Lowe’s
Marsh Office Depot                                     NAHB Career Center           Omaha Steaks
Sprint                                                               T-Mobile                                 TransFirst
UPS Savings Program & YRC Freight       Verizon                                   Wyndham Hotel Group

*All programs, rates and prices are subject to change without notice.

 Men Working, Construction, Sawing, WoodNAHB Career Center
ConstructionJobs.com and NAHB have teamed-up to offer special pricing for members seeking to post industry jobs or gain access to review candidates looking for industry employment.  Visit NAHB Careers to learn more. NOTE: Job seekers can search current listings and post resume information for free.

 

Mailing Labels
Members can rent Excel membership rosters for a nominal fee. Excel lists can be ordered for "Builders Only", "Associates Only" or "All HBA Members".

 

Got Dirt?
Through our easy communication process, our members can inform other members when they have dirt to move or need dirt for a specific project by subscribing to our free “Got Dirt?” notification service.   All messages are sent via email. Contact your HBA to sign up for this communication.

  http://www.stlhba.com/images/_HBASTL/Jaime's%20Added%20Photos/Vacant_Land_Lot.jpgLand & Lot Hot List

You’ll find information on lots & land wanted and for sale.  Click on the image to view member postings.  Posts are typically updated every 90 days. HBA members who want to receive notices about new postings can subscribe to the HBA’s Linked-In group.

HBA Scholarship Program
The Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri established this scholarship program to benefit their members more than 40 years ago.  These two one-time $1,000 college scholarships are available to qualifying children of HBA members and their employees.  Applications must be submitted by April 15 of each year to be considered. View the application today. 
 

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 useful for members looking for new suppliers and vendors. Your HBA strongly encourages doing business with members. Advertising opportunities are also available in this publication.

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 are available with each membership.

 

Networking Opportunities
A top reason our members join the HBA.  Through networking you’ll gain valuable information and industry contacts.  Opportunities include attendance at our multiple educational and social activities in addition to actively participating in one of our five HBA councils.

 

Permit Reports
Members may purchase a subscription to receive monthly reports noting new construction activity by builder, location, and price point.  Contact your HBA to subscribe.

 

Business, Signature, Contract, Document

Sales Contracts
Builder members may purchase standardized contacts for tract homes, remodeling projects, custom homes on builder's lot and custom homes on client's lot. Standard contracts for apartment leases are also available.

 

 Legal Advice
The National Association of Home Builders provides legal research on building industry-related issues for all members.  NAHB’s Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) manages and supervises all legal programs for NAHB and works on a diverse array of legal matters to advance NAHB’s overall mission including litigation, regulatory and advocacy matters.

 

Consumer Publications 
As a member you may purchase specialty printed materials to give to your customers. Currently, we offer the HBA Industry Standards Manual, Your Home and How to Take Care of It and How to Take Care of Your New Apartment.

 

Consumer Search Categories on HBA Website for Disaster Repairs
Consumers can easily search for HBA members when disaster strikes!  We’ve created FREE searchable Builders/Remodelers and Suppliers/Trades categories on the home page.  As a member, you can choose to be listed in these specialized categories in addition to the five regular categories that accompany your membership.