Membership In Capital Region Builders Association
All builders, remodeling contractors and trade partners that are involved in the home building industry should consider investing in membership. Nationally, about one-third of NAHB members are home builders and/or remodelers, while the remaining two-thirds work in closely related fields such as building product suppliers, mortgage financing, realtors, etc. CRBA is unique because almost half of our members are residential builders and remodelers.
The Top 8 Reasons to Join CRBA
1. Strength in Numbers: 3-in-1 Membership
When you join the CRBA, you also become a member of the Louisiana Home Builders Association (LHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This benefit brings members the best of all worlds — local networking and resources, along with access to invaluable state and national information and privileges.
5. Your first year of membership free
2. Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy at all levels of government—local, state and federal
From building permitting and development, to statewide tax issues, to federal safety regulation, your membership gives you a voice. Successful advocacy efforts by CRBA, LHBA and NAHB have saved individual builders and home buyers thousands of dollars per home each year. Collectively, these savings exceed several billion dollars and directly affect your business’ bottom line.
6. Support your community
CRBA has a history of giving back to the community in a variety ways, and our member volunteers have contributed their resources to making their communities better places in which to live, work, and play.
3. Project a positive image to your customers
Membership demonstrates a business’ initiative, its engagement in the industry, and its commitment to staying abreast of current developments in the market. According to a national study, approximately 85 percent of all business failures occur in companies that are not members of their trade association.
7. Expand your professional network
Membership affords you opportunities to increase business and connect with other construction industry professionals. Bring awareness to your company and learn what your peers are doing. Events include general membership meetings, after-hours socials, golf tournaments, educational events, and more.
4. Gain a competitive edge and broaden your knowledge
Your membership will help you stay on top of what’s happening in the industry and may also inspire ideas to help you grow your business. CRBA offers industry specific education through NAHB designation courses, statewide initiatives, and classes of local interest.
8. Members-only discounts
You can easily cover the cost of your membership by taking advantage of discount programs offered by your local, state and national associations on products and services that you use everyday, from insurance to office supplies to General Motors vehicles. See all discounts, benefits and affinity programs.
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Types of Membership
Builder members are directly involved in building homes and include small-volume builders, production builders, remodeling contractors, and light commercial builders.
Dues for Builder Members are $545 per year. Builder members must provide one primary contact for the association and may add Affiliate Members to their company’s record for a discounted rate.
Associate members provide products or services to home builders. They sell lumber, windows, appliances, etc. or offer services such as mortgage financing.
Associate Members' dues are $545 per year. Associate members must also provide one primary contact for the association and may add Affiliate Members to their company’s record for a discounted rate.
The Affiliate Member category was designed by NAHB to reach out to the employees of Builder and Associate members, enabling more industry professionals to reap the rewards of NAHB membership at a fraction of the cost of a full membership. CRBA instituted the Affiliate Membership and is pleased to offer the discounted rate of $50 per Affiliate Member.
|Builder Magazine (NAHB)||Yes||No||No|
|CRBA Update & Newsletter (Via Email)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Louisiana HomeBuilders Update (Via Email)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Discounts on the HABITAT HOME EXPO||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Member Advantage Discounts||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Reduced Registration for IBS||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Discounts on Publications, Conferences, Etc.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NAHB Board of Directors||Yes||Yes||No|
|NAHB Executive Committee||Yes||Yes||No|
|NAHB Committees, Councils & Task Forces||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|CRBA Board of Directors||Yes||Yes||No|
|CRBA Executive Committee||Yes||Yes||No|
|Chair/Vice Chair: NAHB Committee or Council||Yes||Yes||No|
|Chair/Vice Chair: NAHB Subcommittee||Yes||Yes||No|
|Vote in Election of CRBA Leadership||Yes||Yes||No|
|Chair/Vice Chair of Local/State Committee||Yes||Yes||No|
CRBA Member Testimonials
Carroll Construction's membership in CRBA helps keep us competitive because there are so many opportunities to network, market to our target clients, and even share industry information between members. Another incredibly important aspect of CRBA membership is staying up-to-date on regulatory issues, business administration solutions, local codes & ordinances, and national/state/local trends.
As a service provider who specializes in working with businesses in the construction and remodeling industry, there is no better organization in which to market than the CRBA! The multiple networking events offer me a chance to get face-time with potential clients, and the community events, like the Parade of Homes and Building & Remodeling Show, provide an opportunity for me to reach non-members within the industry.
The CRBA has helped my business, Academy Painting, LLC, gain some very prominent exposure through events like the Building and Remodeling Show. Plus, I really value the networking opportunities so that I can establish more contacts within the remodeling and new construction industries.