Each September since 1981, NAHB has recognized the value and efforts of its roughly 75,000 Associate members during Associate Member Appreciation Month.Associate members comprise approximately two-thirds of NAHB's membership, and include:
- Subcontractors/specialty trade contractors,
- Professional specialties,
- Retail dealers/distributors,
- Financial services and
- Wholesale dealers/distributors, as well as others.
According to the latest Who Are NAHB's Associate Members? report, in 2020, Associate members reported median gross revenue of $2.4 million and an average employee base of 84 employees. The percentage of female Associate members reached its highest level since 2008 at 24%. To celebrate its Associate members, NAHB offers home builders associations (HBAs) an opportunity to send a special thank-you note through My Campaign.
HBAs can also honor their Associate members by issuing a proclamation for Associate Member Appreciation Month. Associates can connect with each other during a Shop Talk on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. ET to discuss LinkedIn strategies, and follow the conversation on social media with the #AMAM21 hashtag. Pay tribute to Associate members by nominating them for an award, and make a point to when selecting a new vendor or trade partner.
Chairman Chuck Fowke shares his appreciation for NAHB's Associate members in this special message, which HBAs can also share with their members.
For more information on Associate Member Appreciation Month and ideas on how you can celebrate our Associate members, visit nahb.org.
Thank you to the NAHB Associates Premier Partners Club for supporting the Associate Members Committee.