Benefits of Being a Member of the Saline Home Builders Association
•Your local membership automatically makes you a member of the National and State Home Builders Associations—no additional dues are necessary. You pay only one time annually for all three affiliations.
•You gain the advantage of “group action” in discussions with local government and other regulatory agencies to solve problems that directly affect your business. As one your voice is not heard, but there is strength in numbers and through SHBA our voice is heard.
•You have established yourself locally as being a professional in the industry and have credentials “over and above” your non-member local competition.
•You have a strong voice in lobbying on your behalf in the Arkansas General Assembly; making sure our industry is being heard all-day, every day.
•You have a direct access to federal agencies like FHA, VA and FmHA as a member of the AHBA State level member committees; giving you face to face direct contact…..As an AHBA member, you are eligible to participate in the Association– sponsored HUD Voluntary Affirmative Marketing Agreement (VAMA) Program….
•You receive NAHB Research, AHBA Toolbox Newsletter and the Saline HBA Newsletter, as well as notices about various meetings and events. These publications provide you with the latest housing trends; information on building materials and new techniques; Informs you of National, State and local hot issues, laws, regulation & codes. We want to keep you informed of all issues pertaining to our industry.
•You also have a vast resource through NAHB. They have information on anything you need and it‘s free! Do you have a legal question, need guidance on accounting & financial management or have a question about a building product or technique? You should call them, because they are there to answer your questions and save you time.
•Your membership makes you eligible to apply as a participant in the AHBA’s Workers Compensation Self-Insured Fund which is designed to save you money through returned dividends. You may also participate in other AHBA-sponsored Insurance programs covering such areas as builders Risk, general liability and etc., each one at competitive rates made possible by group buying power.
.The AHBA Member Rebate Program offers Builder and Remodeler Members the opportunity to receive cash rebates from many participating manufacturers. Most members using this program get rebates in excess of annual HBA dues.
•Networking opportunities: Our local membership meetings allow for networking in a social atmosphere (Dinner is provided by our Meeting Sponsor)
•You have access to NAHB member discounts on: Dell Computers, Hertz Rental Cars, Pitney Bowes Postage, Paychex Services, Viking Office Products, Airborne Express, Days Inn, Ramada, Howard Johnson and others! You also get member discounts on all BuilderBooks.com products. NAHB Builder Book Store has CD’s and books for codes, contracts, OSHA handbooks and much more.
These are just a few of the many benefits membership in our association can bring to you. Whether you are a builder or an associate, in a large or a small firm, new to the business or an “old timer”, there is something for you to benefit from by your membership with the Saline Home Builders Association.
Go to the NAHB website for full details on the Membership Advantage by clicking on program.