Five Great Reasons to Become an
Network with Builders
The Flint Hills Area Builders Association (FABA) offers many opportunities for members to meet and network with others in the building industry.
Your involvement in or advertising at HBA events such as The Parade of Homes™, Home Show Golf Tournament, or other exciting events and education programs all provide excellent opportunities for recognition. All members are also included in the Membership Directory and website. These listings are a good way to contact or be contacted by other members and the public.
Members have a voice in the actions and goals of FABA through committee participation. Getting involved is the key to your membership success. Each member will benefit from becoming involved and doing business with other members. We advocate = “Do Business with a Member.”
Through seminars, workshops, and publications, FABA offers its members many ways to stay current on issues and ideas crucial to the industry. Once you are a member of the HBA you are also a member of the State and National Home Builders Associations, thus providing you with access to local, state, and national publications and services.
Supporting Your Industry
A strong organization is the key to success in any industry. By becoming a valuable member of the HBA, you are strengthening your industry at the local, state and national level.
Five Great Reasons to Become a Builder/Developer Member
The HBA actively monitors the local, state, and national legislative and regulatory changes that affect the residential construction industry. The HBA staff, working with Kansas Building Industry Association (KBIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is committed to protecting your business interests and keeping you informed.
Through seminars, workshops, and publications, the HBA offers its members many ways to stay current on issues and ideas crucial to the industry. Once you are a member of the HBA you are also a member of the State and National Home Builders Associations, thus providing you with access not only to our local publications and services, but also state and national.
Through seminars, workshops, and publications, the HBA offers its members many ways to stay current on issues and ideas crucial to the industry.
Involvement in or advertising at HBA events such as the Flint Hills Home Show, the Parade of Homes™, or any Golf Tournament provides an excellent opportunity for professional recognition. All members are also included in the Membership Directory and website. These listings are a great way to contact or be contacted by other members and the public.
Flint Hills Area Builders Association offers several cost-effective insurance plans for general liability, builders’ risk, health and other insurance needs. Offered through your local agency and the Kansas Building Insurance Group.
How home builder associations benefit you and the industry
The NAHB has a professional staff of more than 300 in Washington, D.C. whose jobs are to look out for your best interest. Below are just some of the functions of the NAHB:
- Analyze policy issues
- Housing industry public relations through the media and other outlets
- Monitor and work toward improving the housing finance system
- Analyze and forecast economic and consumer trends
- Educate, train and disseminate information to members
- Represent the industry’s interests on Capitol Hill
- Strive to ensure that housing remains a national priority when laws are passed and policies established
- Work with federal agencies on regulations affecting the housing industry in areas such as mortgage finance, codes, energy and the environment
- Strive to shape court decisions by being involved in litigation on land development, environmental and construction liability matters, so that laws and regulations will be interpreted favorably for the housing industry
All these areas affect contractors, their employees and customers, and HBA membership is a signal of professionalism and commitment to the building industry.
NAHB serves the entire home building, development and remodeling industry. To become a member of NAHB, you must join the local home builders association (HBA) serving your area. Find it with our online locator.
About one-third of NAHB’s members are home builders, multifamily developers, and/or remodelers, while the remaining two-thirds work in closely related fields such as mortgage financing and building products.
BUILDERS, ASSOCIATES, AND AFFILIATES
When you join your local association, you automatically become a member of all three levels of the NAHB federation: local, state (where state associations exist), and national. That’s three memberships for the price of one!
Builder Members. Builders are the heart and soul of NAHB. Builder members are directly involved in building homes. They include small-volume builders, production builders, light commercial builders and remodelers.
Associate Members. These are the people who sell lumber, windows, appliances, etc. or offer services such as mortgage finance.
To learn more about the benefits of membership or for help getting started, contact FABA at 785-532-9080