For many, homeownership is a vital part of the American dream. And now more than ever, people are relying on their homes to be their workspaces, classrooms, playgrounds, exercise spaces, safe havens and more.

Throughout Central Washington, there is no more exceptional resource to businesses rooted in home building and ownership, than the Central Washington Home Builders Association (CWHBA). And as either a builder or an associate partner, businesses gain a three-fold membership to home builder associations at various levels:

  • Local (CWHBA)
  • State (BIAW, Building Industry Association of WA)
  • National (NAHB, National Association of Home Builders)

Depending upon the type of work you do, you may find yourself asked at some point in time to consider joining a home builder association. While there are minimal financial and time commitments involved with this type of membership, there are numerous benefits that far outweigh any objections.

Here is our top 5 benefits of membership with CWHBA:

1.    Political Action & Advocacy.

The CWHBA government affairs staff are the builder voice for regulatory and legal issues that affect land planning, building codes, and more throughout our local communities. Providing local color on economic issues and the changing landscape, CWHBA helps you get insight into the problems you face in the present and know how to plan for the future. In its six service counties – Yakima, Klickitat, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan – CWHBA focuses on supporting issues surrounding pro-building and pro-business policy, on protecting every family’s right to homeownership, and on electing candidates who do too!

2.    Credibility with Consumers.

Being able to use the Central Washington Home Builders Association name may open a lot of doors for you both with clients and professionals. While you might not have a personal connection with a client or supplier yet, there is often a chance that we do! And the consumers and clients throughout Central Washington connect the CWHBA brand to proven skill and quality, verifying businesses as trustworthy and knowledgeable.

3.    Group Protection.

In the home building industry, many business owners have a team relying on them for personal and family health care coverage yet are still are responsible for taking care of the administrative processes in-house. With CWHBA membership, you can get discounted health insurance for yourself and your crew and can also eliminate much of your paperwork, saving you time and money in administrative efforts. And when builders and businesses band together, it gives you multiple employer options that you wouldn’t be eligible for on your own.

4.    Education & Certification.

Today, businesses have to stay up to date, not only on current trends, but also on modern materials, recommendations, LEED certifications, environmental sustainability, and even how to continue to stay relevant and reach new clients. With a membership at CWHBA, you gain access to free or discounted courses, certifications, and sources of information, so you can more easily keep up with what you need to get ahead.

5.    Bulk Discounts.

Within the triple membership gained by joining CWHBA, you can often find deep discounts on the type of things you use every day, saving you money, and helping you become more efficient at what you do. CWHBA gives members direct access and support of its member rebate programs, substantial auto and supplier discounts, and opportunity for member-to-member discounts as well. Additionally, many builder-level members are eligible for programs that can earn dramatic returns on premiums paid to the Department of Labor & Industries.

All-in-all, CWHBA membership is comprised of businesses dedicated to residential construction and remodeling, so its collective power, resources, and opportunities help its members grow and develop. Ready to join? Learn more about the organization and becoming a member at cwhba.org or by calling (509) 454-4006.