Benefits of Membership
As a member, your benefits are tangible. They range from business-building resources to money-saving discounts to an effective grassroots network that shapes the views of our elected officials and law-makers. Whether you aim to enhance your competency in the functional management of your business, develop your professional reputation, or add your voice to the chorus of members who truly understand our industry – membership provides you with unparalleled access to these opportunities and more.
The Top 10 Reasons to Join
Strength in Numbers: 3-in-1 Membership: When you join the WTNHBA, you also become a member of the Home Builders Association of Tennessee 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.
Advocacy at all levels of government: From building permitting, to environmental codes, to federal safety regulation, your membership gives you a voice. Successful advocacy efforts have saved individual builders and home buyers thousands of dollars per home. Collectively, these savings exceed several billion dollars and directly affect your business’ bottom line.
Competitive Edge: The home building industry is constantly changing, and it’s changing more quickly today than it ever has before. You need to stay up to date, not only on current trends, but also current materials, recommendations, LEED certifications, sustainability, and even how to continue to stay relevant and reach new clients.
Continuing Education: In 2019, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law requiring continuing education for licensed contractors in residential construction. The law states you must have completed a minimum of 8 hours of continuing education in the previous two years. The great news is each year of active membership in the West TN HBA qualifies as 4 hours of annual continuing education!
Positive Image: Membership demonstrates your initiative, your engagement in your industry, and your 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.
Access members-only information: Tennessee Builder magazine, the Annual Membership Directory, weekly national and local e-newsletters, and the website blogs provide you with breaking news and current information.
Opportunities to Support Your Community: The WTHBA has a history of giving back to the community in a variety of ways. Our member volunteers have contributed their time and resources to make their communities better places in which to live, work, and play. From scholarship to charity builds, our members raise hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to support local charitable causes.
Connections: 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 traditional membership luncheons, after-hours mixers, sports tournaments, educational events, and more.
Savings & Rebates: You can easily cover the cost of your membership by taking advantage of the discount and rebate program offered by your local, state, and national associations. Save big on products and services that you use every day, from insurance to office supplies to cars and trucks. HBA Rebates provides member rebates on over 50 of the country’s leading manufacturers. The average rebate per Builder/Remodeler in 2019 was $1,206.93.
Job Postings: Need a new member for your team? What about someone to work in the office while you’re in the field? Our Job Board make screening and hiring a new team member faster and easier for you, so you can get back to doing the tasks you enjoy, and not the administrative stuff you don’t.