The NAHB Associates - who represent all facets of the home building industry - are a vital component of the association. These suppliers, service providers and product manufacturers join NAHB so they can expand their business contacts and support the industry’s advocacy efforts. There are myriad networking and education opportunities at the local, state and national level to help Associates spotlight the products and services they provide to builders and remodelers, learn more about the industry and help promote a positive economic and regulatory environment for home building and related businesses.
Networking and Benefits Opportunities
For associates, it’s all about the networking and opportunities to build relationships that help spotlight the products and services they provide to builders and remodelers. Some of these opportunities include:
Taking advantage of NAHB's Member Advantage discount program that offers year-round discounts from top national companies including GM, Dell, UPS, Office Depot, Hertz, Omaha Steaks, FTD, Lowe's and more. NAHB also offers members a 10% discount on products from BuilderBooks.com.
News and Advocacy
NAHB advocates for policies that promote a positive economic and regulatory environment for home building and related businesses like yours. You don’t have to be a builder to get involved. Find out about BuildPAC, NAHB's political action committee, its mission and the benefits. Host an in-district visit for your representative or reach out to the media with a positive message about housing. Subscribe to NAHB's e-newsletters and stay informed with Monday Morning Briefing and other e-publications. Read the Eye on Housing economic blog, access talking points and press releases and watch some brief issues videos. Stay up to date on the latest industry developments with access to members-only content on nahb.org, including up-to-the-minute news reports, economic and forecasting information and networking resources.
Education, Training and Events
NAHB encourages Associate members to learn more about home building, from technology and science and the health and safety codes to project management and estimating skills and merchandising best practices. Broaden your industry knowledge and networking by attending NAHB Education seminars at your HBA or the International Builders’ Show, or apply for an NAHB Educational Designation. The Certified Graduate Associate designation is designed specifically for product manufacturers and service providers. The Certified Green Professional educational designation covers sustainable design and construction. The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist gives you an excellent background for working with 55+ home buyers and builders. And NAHB’s extensive suite of marketing and sales designations provides skills and knowledge beyond the business of new home sales.
The NAHB Associates Committee supports and represents the issues associate members care about most. Find out how to get active in the Committee, become part of the Associate Outreach Network, peruse recent Committee meeting minutes and announcements of upcoming events and recent associate honors – and get involved!
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