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Mission, Code of Ethics, & Designations

Our Mission Statement - The West Tennessee Home Builders Association is the voice of the building industry, advancing homeownership through public policy, education, networking, and professionalism in the 21 counties of the Grand Division of West Tennessee.

A Resource that the Public Can Trust

For consumers, WestTNHBA is a resource for information about housing, and a link to professionals in the construction and remodeling industries. We encourage the public to "Do Business with a Member" because our members are licensed and insured and follow a high code of ethics. We encourage the pursuit of continuing education through Lunch & Learns, designation courses, webinars, and committee participation.  Our members are professionals in the housing industry, and support the belief that housing should be affordable and available to everyone in West Tennessee.

West Tennessee Home Builder's Association Member Code of Ethics


Before any firm or individual can belong to the West Tennessee Home Builder's Association, the following Code of Ethics must be subscribed to:

  • Members shall constantly seek to provide better values, so that a greater share of people may enjoy the benefits of homeownership.
  • Members shall strive to develop efficiency in the building industry.
  • Members shall act at all times to contribute their knowledge in building to the best interest of those they serve.
  • Members shall not obtain any business by means of fraudulent statements or by use of implications unwarranted by fact or reasonable profitability.
  • Members shall comply both in spirit and letter with rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for the health, safety, and progress of the community.
  • Members shall be alert to examine proposed or enacted national, state and local legislation detrimental to social, economic and political progress.
  • Members shall not perform, or cause to be performed any act which would tend to reflect poorly on or bring into disrepute any part of the building industry.
NAHB Designations

A designation from the National Association of Home Builders says a lot about a member. Professional designations are achieved by those who value excellent opportunities to improve their skills, advance their careers, and be recognized for their commitment to professional growth. NAHB offers a wide range of learning opportunities and is committed to providing the best residential home building knowledge to foster success in the industry.

Designations and Abbreviations:

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)—The CAPS Designation teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the aging-in-place market.

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)—CGB is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills.

Certified Green Professional (CGP)—The Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes—without driving up the cost of construction.

Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP)—The Housing Credit Certified Professional specialized designation for developers, property managers, asset managers, and others who are working in the affordable housing industry.

Certified New Home Sales Professionals (CSP)—The CSP designation was designed for specialists in new home sales to enhance their professional image, increase their marketability in the home building industry, and sell more homes!

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