When you recruit and retain members on behalf of the Federation, you are not only giving back to the industry, you will also be recognized and rewarded through NAHB's Spike Club.
What is a Spike?
What’s in it for me?
As you continue to recruit and retain additional members, you accrue more Spike credits and achieve different levels of recognition. In addition to NAHB’s Spike Club recognition, your HBA may provide additional incentives and recognition for your Spike status.Builders’ Show Closing Concert
Each year, Spikes who have recruited at least one new builder and/or associate member receive two complimentary tickets to the Closing Spike Concert at the International Builders’ Show (IBS). In addition, Spikes who have recruited at least five new builder and/or associate members receive an invitation to the Spike VIP section at the concert. Within the VIP section, Spikes enjoy complimentary food and drinks for the duration of the show. IBS brings together building industry professionals from around the globe, and the Closing Spike Concert is a great way to celebrate at the end of the week.SKS Competition
(SKS) offers builder members and their affiliate members a chance to win a trip to Napa Valley, Calif. SKS will reward the nine members who sign up the most new* Builder and Associate members during the competition period.
Each winner and their guest will receive an all-inclusive trip to Napa Valley and enjoy fine wine, great food, and fun outdoor activities. The Signature Kitchen Suite Experience and Design Center is an exclusive, 23,000-square-foot facility “showcasing the intersection between technology and culinary passion.” The center gives visitors a brand immersion experience, including cooking demonstrations using the latest smart-home appliances. Airfare, meals, transportation, and hotel accommodations will be included.
How to Become a Spike
To become a Spike, you must earn at least six credits. The best way to earn credits is to recruit a new member to the Federation. You can also earn credits for renewals and recruiting new NAHB Council members. You can earn:
- 1 credit for each new builder or associate member you recruit
- 1 credit on the first anniversary of each new member you recruited
- ½ of a credit for each anniversary that follows for each of those members
- ½ of a credit for recruiting council members to their local association
Once you accrue 6 Spike credits, you officially become a Spike and a member of the Spike Club — a network of Spikes across the nation focused on the growth their associations. As you continue to accumulate credits, your status rises within the Spike Club.
Contact your local association for more information about how to get started.
How do I view my Spike credits?
Spike credits and information on the members you recruited can now be accessed on nahb.org. Login to your profile and click on the top right-hand corner of the screen to find “My profile”. Your Spike credits can be viewed under the “Memberships Tab” and the information on your recruited members can be found under “Spike Referrals”.
Resources for You
- View the Prospect Rolodex. This long list of industry-related jobs helps recruiters brainstorm and organize potential new members.
- Review the complete Spike Club Guide or the FAQs for rules and guidelines.
- View more member resources.
Key Dates and Deadlines
|Event||Start Date||End Date|
|Complimentary Spike Concert Ticket Qualification||Nov. 1, 2022||Oct. 31, 2023|
|Spike VIP Qualification||Nov. 1, 2022||Oct. 31, 2023|
|Spike Appreciation Month||Nov. 1, 2023||Nov. 30, 2023|
|SKS Recruitment Competition||Sept. 1, 2023||Nov. 30, 2023|
|IBS Closing Spike Concert||Feb. 29, 2024||Feb. 29, 2024|