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Membership

Giving You The Tools For Success

Residential building professionals are the reason we exist. Our builder, remodeler, and trades members represent the best of our region. That’s why we give you the best resources, savings, opportunities, and more.
Join the MBA

What does it mean to be an MBA Member?

MBA members represent the best of the industry. People trust us. They come to us first for a project or advice. Our sustainability efforts are leading the nation. The MBA logo, because it signifies our members, signifies success and togetherness within both the Association as well as the places we work and live. Membership gets you where you want to go. Get more benefits.
“The Master Builders Association is our common voice, protecting homebuilders’ well-being and giving builders the freedom to build.”
– Justin Goff, Pacific Ridge homes, a division of DR Horton

What does MBA Membership give you?

Lower Premiums on Health Insurance

We use the pooling power of all MBA members to give you high-quality health insurance coverage from Regence at rates typically 10 to 15 percent lower than similar insurance options.

Bigger Workers’ Comp Refunds

GRIP is the MBA’s retrospective program and preferred choice of more than 1,000 member companies. Stay safer, work smarter, and earn more money back with up to 40% in combined refunds.

Three Memberships in One

MBA membership gives you instant access to National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) benefits and savings, tripling your membership value.

Group Fuel Program

Save money and earn rebates on fuel purchases through Associated Petroleum Products (APP).

Event and Meeting Space

The MBA offers space for events and meetings at its headquarters in Bellevue.

Rebates on Building Supplies

Earn brand name manufacturer rebates through the BIAW’s Member Rebate Program.

Networking Opportunities

Signature events, happy hours, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners – there’s always something going on. Rub elbows with industry leaders, community members, and potential clients at any or all of our fun and functional gatherings.

Marketing Opportunities

Two magazines. Multiple monthly events. A weekly e-Newsletter. Visibility has no limitations here.

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The MBA Health Insurance Trust* exists for residential building professional (RBP) MBAKS members. There is no obligations to participate in the Health Trust. The pooling power of our large member participant group allows for ultra-competitive pricing.

*Only MBA companies with at least two employees (excluding spouses) are eligible for MBA Health Trust benefits.

MBA Health Trust benefits include:
  • Typically 10 to 15 percent lower cost options for most members
  • More than 30 plans and excellent coverage from industry-leading provider Regence BlueShield
  • Expert advice on the best insurance options for all company sizes
  • Guidance on the challenges and opportunities of health care reform
  • Access to a variety of benefit options in group, medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans
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GRIP is the local workers’ comp incentive program designed to help members improve safety, manage claims, lower L&I premiums and maximize refunds. When you go GRIP, you get:
  • L&I CLAIMS SERVICE
    Superior, hands-on help from the moment an injury occurs.
  • LOWER L&I PREMIUMS
    As a group, GRIP participants paid nearly $10 million less than the base rate.
  • SAFETY ASSESSMENTS
    In-person assessments help you avoid injuries and violations.
  • L&I PREMIUM REFUNDS
    Members received more than $6.8 million in combined refunds in 2016.
  • REGISTERED NURSE CONSULTS
    We’ll communicate directly with doctors to save you time.
  • RETURN TO WORK PROGRAMS
    Get your workers back on the job quickly.

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Ready, Set, Save!

QuickBooks Accounting Services

QuickBooksMake sense of your dollars with the exclusive discounts on Intuit Software and expert advice from ebs Associates and their team of QuickBooks gurus.

 

Group Fuel Program


app-logoMembers of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties can save money and earn rebates on fuel purchases through Associated Petroleum Products.


Member Rebate Program


hba-logoBIAW’s Member Rebate Program utilizes the purchasing power of 30-plus state home building associations’ participating members to earn brand name manufacturer rebates. Until recently, manufacturers only offered these rebates to the “Top 10 Builders”.  Now, no matter the size of your company, you qualify.

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty


pms-210-logo2-10 Home Buyers Warranty has covered more than 5.5 million new and pre-owned homes, with a focus on reducing the financial risk for thousands of quality home builders and millions of homeowners nationwide. With 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, builders, real estate professionals, and service contractor partners have access to comprehensive structural and systems and appliances protection.

ADVOCACY

Your voice is our priority.

Every day, our legislative team goes to work for you, the residential building professional. In addition to advocating for a healthy climate for housing in the Puget Sound region, we take on localized issues and concerns relating to specific jurisdictions throughout King and Snohomish counties. No concern is too big or too small.

You can also join us on the front lines of advocacy. We encourage all members from all areas to take part in our meetings and council activities. Meet the influencers and decision makers in our region, and let them know how you feel face to face, as we continue to ensure a prosperous community for all.

As builders, remodelers, tradespeople and key components of the homebuilding industry, we help make our region grow and flourish, for today and tomorrow. As long as we have a voice, this will never change.

OTHER BENEFITS

What can we do for you?

You may have joined the Master Builders Association for its incredible health insurance savings, or to get more workers’ comp money back with the GRIP program. Perhaps you wanted better networking opportunities with our more than 300 events and social gatherings throughout the year.

Maybe you wanted to get that certification or learn a valuable skill so you could go further professionally. Perhaps you heard about the cool trips we send our member recruiters on, and you wanted in.

Was it the fuel savings with Associated Petroleum Products (APP)? The chance to make a difference with government regulations or codes? Convenient and versatile room rentals?

Whatever your need or want, you can find it here.

And if you can’t find it, just let us know. We’ll do everything we can to get you where you want to go. That’s our promise to you.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATIONS, DESIGNATIONS, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MORE

Never stop learning.

Industry relevant, expert-led classes, seminars and certification courses get you where you want to go professionally and personally.

Some certifications do have prerequisites. Please contact the MBA to find out more.

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

Earn your next designation at the MBA.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) offers many designation classes at the MBA Housing Center. Programs are available for builders, remodelers, associates, real estate and sales and marketing professionals.

  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
    Understand and respond to the unique needs and concerns of older homeowners.
  • Certified Graduate Associate (CGA)
    Get a better understanding of your industry from builders and remodelers with years of experience.
  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
    Expand your understanding of today’s home building industry.
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP)
    Establish a solid background in green building methods and learn the tools to reach consumers.
  • Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
    Emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a successful remodeling operation. (Requirement: five years of remodeling experience.)
  • Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)
    Master the critical path to successful selling, from greeting to closing.
  • Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
    The ultimate symbol of the building professional. (Requirements: CGB designation or the CGR designation with five years of building experience, or ten years of building experience and successful completion of three CGB/CGR courses.)

SCHOLARSHIPS

MBAKS CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties is committed to encouraging students seeking education related to the home building industry. We are honored to award MBA scholarships for qualifying technical, community college, and university-level programs, in addition to the Professional Women in Building scholarship, which awards scholarship dollars to women seeking education/training in the construction trade.

Apply for the 2017-18 Scholarship

BIAW/MACKENZIE COWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Further your career with a great opportunity from BIAW.

The BIAW/Mackenzie Cowell Memorial Scholarship assists and encourages workforce training in the construction industry.

BIAW welcomes Washington state residents to apply for our scholarship, which may be used to fund almost any post-secondary education (4-year, 2-year, community, vocational, public, private, etc.) with an emphasis in the construction-related industry.

Apply for the 2017-18 Scholarship

BIAW AND NAHB

THREE MEMBERSHIPS IN ONE

Joining the Master Builders Association automatically makes you a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW). This means all NAHB and BIAW benefits and savings are now your benefits and savings.

About BIAW

BIAW

BIAW is the voice of the housing industry in the State of Washington. BIAW's primary focus is to educate, influence and affect the legislative, regulatory, judicial and executive agencies of Washington's government.
BIAW benefits include:

  • Insurance Programs
  • Builder Member Rebate Program
  • Legislative Program
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Publication advertising

Industry-specific continuing education and professional growth courses

About NAHB


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NAHB represents the homebuilding industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations. Their goal is to recognize housing and housing providers as the strength of America and create an environment where every American has the opportunity for a safe, decent and affordable home in a suitable living environment provided by an entrepreneurial and competitive industry.

NAHB benefits include:

  • Government services and programs
  • Critical news and information
  • Invaluable networking opportunities
  • Nationally-recognized educational programs
  • Access to NAHB's team of expert advisors
  • Exposure to the latest building products and services
  • Professional recognition
  • Valuable member discounts