HBAV Member Benefits:
When you join the Home Builders Association of Virginia, you get a triple return on your investments by becoming a member of your state, local, and national associations. Here are a few of the HBAV member benefits:
- Powerful Representation
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.
- Networking Opportunities
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.
HBAV has a number of ways for members to get involved and utilize your leadership skills to lead our organization.
HBAV Membership Committee: The HBAV Membership Committee meets throughout the year to establish HBAV membership goals, a strategy to work with the local HBA’s on achieving its goals, and communication of the HBAV member benefits.
HBAV Education Foundation: The HBAV Education Foundation recently updated its by-laws to better address the labor shortage being felt by HBAV members around the state. The HBAV Education Foundation will leverage its resources to assist local HBA, CTE Schools, and colleges in their construction trades workforce development initiatives.
HBAV Legislative Committee: The HBAV Legislative Committee helps to establish HBAV positions and priorities on legislative and regulatory matters affecting the home building industry in Virginia. The HBAV Legislative Committee is appointed by local HBA’s. Contact your local HBA today and ask to be appointed to the HBAV Legislative Committee.
HBAV BuildPAC: Every strong trade association has three pillars to its government affairs program. The first is a full time legislative team, the second is grass roots efforts, and the third is a political action committee. The HBAV Political Action Committee (PAC) is a pro-housing, non-partisan committee that supports elected officials and candidates for office that are pro-housing. To learn more about the HBAV BuildPAC, click here or contact Andrew Clark.
NAHB and Local Associations
All 14 local HBA’s in Virginia have unique membership benefits. Please visit your local association page to learn more. NAHB’s list of extensive membership benefits can be found here!
Without HBAV Government Affairs program, builders and developers would have no protection from overburdensome legislation and regulation. HBAV allows me the opportunity to operate a successful business in Virginia.
I get the most out of the HBAV networking and leadership opportunities. Whether it's networking events at my local association, attending the HBAV Annual Conference, or NAHB International Builders Show.