Why You Should Do Business With a Member


NAHB members support the home building industry in everything that they do — whether it’s advocating for top priorities on Capitol Hill, educating the next generation on the importance of building or working with their local communities to solve important issues. As important as it is to engage with those outside the industry through these types of efforts, it’s also key to engage members within the association to help the industry thrive.

“I think it’s very important that we engage our Associates — trade contractors, engineers, architects,” said Bill Truex, president of Truex Preferred Construction. “Working with them and getting membership is a priority. It leads to other projects.”

Truex is also the most recent recipient of NAHB’s Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM) Award. The NAHB BEAM Award is bestowed on one builder or one local entity that best exemplifies the motto, “It’s good business to do business with a member.” This award serves to encourage Builder members to use the goods and services offered by member companies and to recognize the builder or local entity that exemplifies this vitally important teamwork.

“It shows that you’re vested in the organization,” explained Carol Morgan, president of Denim Marketing and chair of the NAHB Associates Committee. “When you’re a member and you’re doing business with members, we’re all raising each other up.”

“I was very honored to be the BEAM Award winner 10 years ago,” added Fred Tobin, owner of Tobin Construction Company. “It’s been very rewarding for me to be recognized in that capacity.”

Do you know a builder who deserves to be recognized for their efforts to work with other NAHB members? Nominate him or her for a BEAM Award. Applications are due by Oct. 7.

Learn more about the importance of the BEAM Award in the video below.

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