Recruiting Participants

Contact: Anna Briseno
(202) 266-8132

Access sample entry forms and contracts for participating builders, remodelers and home owners.


Many associations provide discounts to members who enter more than one home, meet certain qualifications and/or comply with policies and established deadlines. Here is a sample fee structure with these types of discounts:

  • $2,500 base fee for first home
  • Rebates:
    • $150 if application and payment are received by the Early Bird deadline.
    • $150 for using at least 50% of subcontractors and suppliers who are members.
    • $200 for serving on parade committee.
    • $200 for complying with all parade policies and deadlines.
    • $250 for attending all mandatory builder meetings.
    • For multiple homes, the first home pays full price, two or more homes are $1,500 each.

Recruiting Non-Members

The visibility that a parade provides to builders and contractors/subcontractors can be a great way to recruit new members. In addition, there are a few marketing tools you can use to incentivize membership:

  • Provide free advertising to member subcontractors on your promotional materials, website and app.
  • Use this scorecard to encourage your builders to do business with other members: