LSC Frequently Asked Questions

What is the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council?

Established in 1964, the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council (formerly known as the National Council of the Housing Industry, or NCHI) is more than products and services. The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council offers members the opportunity to shape the policies and programs of the residential construction industry, while raising supplier members' visibility among the nations' builders.


Who can become a member of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council?

All associate members of NAHB who supply products or services on a regional or national basis are eligible for membership. Members include a variety of suppliers – manufacturers, distributors, industry associations and service providers – as well as builder and remodeler board members.


What is the purpose of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council?

The mission of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council is to be a multi-faceted supplier resource for the building industry and to represent the business interests of its members through networking, education and advocacy.


How do NAHB Leading Suppliers Council Members affect NAHB policies and programs?

One of the strongest and straightest inroads to the inner workings of the builders of NAHB is committee and council involvement, the bloodline of NAHB. The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council Members are able to influence policies and programs while participating as liaisons to many of the 27 NAHB committees and councils.


What activities and special programs are available to NAHB Leading Suppliers Council Members?

It's not just about builder contacts. The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council members are entitled to information services and can participate in various workshops, seminars and special programs  – including the following:

  • The New American Home
  • Semiannual Construction Forecast Webinar (Two complimentary registrations)
  • International Builders' Show Benefits/Workshops
  • Free company promotions through NAHB's 17 eNewsletters
  • Corporate Executive Conference with the Chairman of the Federal Reserve

How is the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council organized?

The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council Membership is comprised of all the members who are up to date with membership dues and the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council Board of Trustees, which includes 20 members:

  • Nine Appointed Builder Trustees
  • Nine Elected Corporate Trustees (voted in by NAHB Leading Suppliers Council Members)
  • The NAHB Chairman of the Board
  • A Second Senior Officer appointed by the NAHB Chairman of the Board

In a joint effort, a Corporate and a Builder Co-Chair lead the board, each elected by the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council Board of Trustees and serving one-year terms.


How does my company become involved with the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council?

Involvement is most beneficial to members who actively participate as a liaison to one or more of the 27 committees and councils in NAHB. In addition, you may also become involved in the five subcommittees for the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council:

  • Education
  • Government Affairs
  • Membership
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Building Materials Issues