Whether you’re new to the home building and remodeling industry or an industry pro, you need reliable information and resources that can provide you with what you need to succeed. One way to do that is by joining associations related to your field.
By joining a network, you can have access to educational resources, opportunities, and more. Since BuildBook is attending the International Builder’s show, or IBS Las Vegas Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2023, we wanted to bring you some of the best associations you can join to grow your business.
Read on to learn more about them below.
The NAHB oversees the interests of home builders and remodelers by providing resources including business tools, discounts, and educational programs.
Headquartered in the heart of Washington D.C, it has over 140,000 members who build single-family homes, and multi-family homes, and remodel existing homes.
The NAHB has annual trade shows like the International Builders Show (IBS) which houses large gatherings exclusively for home-building professionals around the world. The NAHB is involved in several activities related to the home building industry.
The NAHB handles on behalf of the home rebuilding industry at the local, state, and federal levels. Their main goals include informing policymakers about which issues affect the housing marketing and economy.
Education programs help members with their business management, marketing, and construction techniques as a part of the business. Certifications are also available for remodelers who complete training programs.
NARI’s main goal is to advance professionalism and excellence in the remodeling industry. Getting its start in 1935, NARI has over 5,000 members and a code of ethics that is required to complete ongoing educational training.
Some benefits of being a part of NARI include opportunities to network, industry resources, discounts on supplies, and much more.
If you’re looking for a certification, NARI can help with this as well: their networking opportunities are invaluable in helping remodeling contractors take advantage of their career resources.
You may have heard about the Better Business Bureau, but what is lesser known is how much of an impact it has on the home rebuilder and remodeling industry.
While commonly thought of as a resource for consumers, the BBB is helpful for businesses because of its resources such as customer reviews, business profiles, and complaint resolution services.
When looking at complaint resolution, insight into your customers’ experience with your business can help you to make it better. With features like the Better Business Bureau’s business profiles, you can learn more about your competition.
The Chamber of Commerce has tons of resources for the busy home builder or remodeler. Not only can you get your name out into the community, but there are tons of resources and opportunities to network with other businesses. Let’s break down some of their offerings.
If you own a home rebuilding company, you know that you should always promote your business. After joining, you’ll be listed in the Chamber’s directory and have an opportunity to host sponsored events or get listed in the Chamber newsletter.
Take advantage of some of the resources available to you like templates and forms, seminars, and business templates that you can use for your business. It’s easier now than ever to grow your business.
As a part of the Chamber of Commerce, you’ll have access to exclusive discounts not available anywhere else. These discounts add up over time and can save you money, time, and move forward your business growth.
The Association of Builders and Contractors represents the merit shop construction industry. With more than 21,000 construction and industry-related firms, it’s great for home builders and remodelers because it promotes construction industry workers through networking, advocacy, and education.
They have numerous options for training programs on topics like business management and project management. In addition, the ABC offers certifications for members to pursue. Lean more about them here.
This natural trade association for the construction industry represents more than 6,500 members and 9,000 chapter affiliates. Along with education and training, the AGC has networking opportunities and advocacy at local, state, and federal levels. Check out their website.
If you’re ready to grow your business, you can do so by joining any of these six associations to get access to exclusive resources, list your business, and network with other professionals. And to take the next step with your business, get started with a free trial of BuildBook.