MEMBER BENEFITS AND SERVICES
As a member of NVBIA, your company is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Maximize Your Membership
The best way to enhance your professional credibility and visibility is to join an NVBIA committee or council. This allows you to work directly with peers and potential clients to advance in the industry.
NVBIA hosts several industry-related awards and recognition programs for our members, such as the Great American Living Awards (GALA), to recognize excellence in new home architecture, interior design, sales and marketing. These awards help members gain visibility and stand out from their competition.
News and Information
NVBIA is Northern Virginia’s leading source for housing industry information. Members use a variety of ways to stay connected, such as eNews, exclusive web content, newsletters and email alerts.
Invaluable Networking Opportunities
NVBIA offers its members a variety of networking functions to acquaint themselves with other industry professionals. Some examples are local networking receptions, monthly membership meetings, regional events, national committees and special interest councils.
Nationally Recognized Educational Programs
NVBIA hosts a variety of seminars and training classes on safety issues, business development, sales and marketing, professional certifications and green building.
Exposure to the Latest Building Products and Services
NVBIA members have the opportunity to attend trade shows and expositions at a low member price and get a first-hand look at all the latest products and services. The International Builders’ Show (IBS), Parade of Homes and TopGolf and Learn are successful examples.
Knowledge is your best defense in this rapidly changing industry. NVBIA keeps you up to date with eNews, a comprehensive weekly news summary.
Access to Expert Advisors
As an NVBIA member, you get instant access to NAHB’s distinguished economists, legal research staff, financial experts, librarians and regulatory and technical specialists.
Networking and Industry-Related Events
NAHB sponsors the annual Remodelers’ Show, the International Commercial Construction Expo (ICCON), the Seniors Housing Show, the Multifamily Trends Conference and more.
As an NAHB member, enjoy access to Nations’ Building News Online, a weekly national news summary of the housing industry, and a free subscription to BUILDER magazine. Members also have access to a variety of publications on specific industry segments such as sales and marketing, remodeling and commercial building.
In our competitive marketplace, differentiation is the key to success, and NAHB’s nationally recognized education programs offer just that. The NAHB University of Housing offers hundreds of educational programs in a variety of formats. There are designation programs to help every NVBIA member gain and keep a competitive edge. Building industry professionals recognize NAHB as a premier repository of housing knowledge and regularly turn to the association for their continuing education needs. Through NAHB and its state and local affiliates, members and non-members receive the information and preparation that allow them to gain the competitive edge needed in our thriving industry.
We invite you to invest in your professional growth and the success of your business by earning a designation, attending an event or taking a course.
NAHB BuilderBooks offers award-winning publications, software, brochures and more, with many available in both English and Spanish.
Discounts and Savings Programs
As an NAHB member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. All programs, rates, and prices are subject to change without notice. When using these programs please identify yourself as a member of the National Association of Home Builders.
Your company’s business interests are protected at all levels of government. Ranked #11 on Fortune Magazine’s “Power 25” Advocates, NAHB has the grassroots strength of over 235,000 members to defeat excessive regulations and defend affordable housing initiatives on Capitol Hill, in your state and in the communities where you do business. Our members are kept informed with prompt regulatory and legislative alerts.
HBAV is a statewide organization of home builders and firms that provide products and services to the home building industry. HBAV dedicates approximately 60% of its annual resources to representing the home building industry before state lawmakers and state regulators.
Membership provides you with the power to have your voice heard. Since 1956, HBAV has served as THE VOICE of the industry to affect positive change in order to nurture a healthy housing industry. Based on the foundation of “housing for all Virginians”, HBAV works with its members to develop solutions to address over-regulation, labor shortages, land availability, and the future of affordable housing choices. HBAV is the only trade association with a full-time legislative and regulatory lobbying staff who reviews every piece of legislation considered by the Virginia General Assembly to identify impacts on our members. HBAV’s regulatory team works closely with regulatory agencies such as the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Department of Environmental Quality and actively participate in the adoption process of the uniform statewide building code.
HBAV also manages the HBAV BuildPAC. HBAV BuildPAC allows members from across Virginia to combine their resources to support pro-housing, pro-business candidates running for office in Virginia.
To learn how to get involved with the HBAV Legislative Committee or the HBAV BuildPAC, contact HBAV’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Andrew Clark.
Timely News, Information and Education
HBAV regularly communicated the latest industry news and information to its members, keeping them ahead of the curve. Each month, HBAV electronically distributes the Virginia E-Builder to communicate association news and industry information. The Virginia E-Builder encompasses Virginia legislative and regulatory updates, upcoming HBAV dates and deadlines, tools and tips to improve your business, and information on opportunities to connect with housing industry leaders from across the state.
HBAV also communicated with members on pressing issues through “Call to Action” alerts. From time to time, it’s important for lawmakers to hear directly from our members. HBAV will identify the pressing issues at hand and send a “Call to Action” asking members to contact their elected official in order to affect positive change.
HBAV and NAHB host numerous webinars and teleconferences on the latest industry related topics. These opportunities allow HBAV members the ability to stay ahead of the competition in the convenience of their work environment.
Discounts, Rebates, and Insurance
NAHB Membership Advantage: As a benefit of being a member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. Company discounts include: HOUZZ, Fiat Chrysler America, Lowe’s, General Motors, UPS, and much more! Visit nahb.org/ma for the complete list of details.
Rebates on Building Materials: HBAV partners with HBA Rebates to provide member rebates on over 50 of the country’s leading manufacturers. This program offers the same rebates as the “Top 5 Builders” receive regardless of a builders volume. The average annual rebate for builders that participated this past year was $1,366.10. Registering is easy; click here.
Insurance for your company, personal lines, and your employees: HBAV Insurance Agency proudly represents elite and diverse insurance companies that share their core values of trust, honesty, and integrity. HBAV Insurance Agency has built its business around catering to the needs of members of the Home Builders Association of Virginia by marketing competitively high priced and high quality insurance products. HBAV Insurance Agency partners with agents that specialize in business insurance and employee benefits. The HBAV Insurance Agency knows that all clients require exceptional service and attention. HBAV Insurance Agency is truly a one stop shop. For more information, contact Craig Toalson.
HBAV members connect with one another at HBAV events throughout the year. HBAV’s signature events include the Virginia Builders Summit & Expo, the HBAV Annual Conference, and the Virginia Housing Excellence Awards Celebration. HBAV encourages members to engage in networking opportunities with their local associations and with NAHB by attending the International Builders Show. To learn more about upcoming HBAV events, click here.
HBAV allows member firms the opportunity to market and sponsor HBAV events to bring awareness to their businesses. Click here for the marketing and sponsorship opportunities.
Access to Expert Advisers
HBAV has an experiences staff and team of third-party experts, ranging form engineers to lawyers, available to assist you in your daily business activity. NAHB staff experts include distinguished economists, tax specialists, financial experts, and regulatory and technical specialists. NAHB also supports members through research into innovative building products and construction techniques and the efforts of the association’s legal and land development teams.
HBAV partner, Small Business Growth Partners, provide members with a FREE Business Diagnostic and Plan of Action (BPA). A BPA is a 12 month business plan of action for you and your company, broken down by the disciplines of business – sales, marketing, processes & systems, teams & people, actions & accountability, financial tracking and planning. Members will also receive a full DISC/Motivational profile on yourself and up to 10 key team members (an HBAV member favorite!). The deliverable is a highly researched, extremely clear, and actionable 40+ page “road map” for you and your business. The BPA will also be fully explained to you in a 1.5 hour BPA brief with two executive coaches.
Professional Credibility and Leadership Opportunities
If you build homes or sell supplies to builders in Virginia, how can you not be a member of the Home Builders Association of Virginia? As a member, affiliation enhances your business’ image and provides leadership opportunities and professional recognition perks associated with membership. A membership with the HBAV signifies credibility and of good standing to the buying public.
Each year, the Virginia Housing Excellence Awards recognizes HBAV member who exemplify leadership, engagement, and dedication to the success of the HBA, community, and the Virginia building industry.