HBAV Member Benefits:
When you join the Home Builders Association of Virginia, you get a triple return on your investments! You are now a member of your state, local, and national association. Membership provides you with the power to have voice heard and strengthens the industry because there’s strength in numbers. There are many member only benefits that come with being a member of the Home Builders Association of Virginia. Here are a few:
Make a difference and rub elbows with Building and Construction members from around the state.
Statewide Housing Industry Events:
HBAV is made up of 15 local home builder associations in Virginia. HBAV’s current membership includes 3,019 member companies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Of the 3,019 members, 908 are builder/developer members and 2,111 are associate members. Associates members are those members who provide a product or service to a builder or developer. HBAV holds numerous business development, educational, and networking events throughout the year. Save the date for this years HBAV Annual Conference and Installation of Officers. Other HBAV events include a spring and fall membership meetings, Annual Build PAC Golf Tournament, HBAV Day on the Hill, and a reception for HBAV members at the NAHB International Builders Show. HBAV members are given the opportunity to market their company through the HBAV Marketing and Advertising Opportunities. For more information on HBAV events and marketing and advertising opportunities, contact HBAV C.E.O. Craig Toalson.
HBAV has a number of ways for members to get involved and help lead our organization.
HBAV Membership Committee: The HBAV Membership Committee meets throughout the year to establish HBAV membership goals, a strategy to work with local HBA’s on achieving its goals, and communication of 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 will leverage its resources to assist local HBA, CTE Schools, and Colleges in their construction trades workforce development initiatives. To learn more about the HBAV Education Foundation, contact HBAV C.E.O. Craig Toalson
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 Build PAC: 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. By supporting candidates that are pro-housing, HBAV members can successfully operate their businesses in Virginia under pro-housing policies and regulations. HBAV Build PAC relies on member contributions. To contribute to HBAV Build PAC, CLICK Here. For more information on HBAV Build PAC, contact Andrew Clark.
Legislative and Regulatory Representation:
Thanks to our members, HBAV is the only trade association with a full time lobbying team dedicated to promoting the housing industry to state legislators and lawmakers in Virginia. On average, the Virginia General Assembly acts on over 2,000 bills. Of the 2,000 bills that are introduced, typically 150 would have a direct or indirect impact on the housing industry. Throughout the year, HBAV will track submitted legislation daily and solicits comments and input from HBAV members. Members have the opportunity to join their local legislative committee and be appointed by their local association to serve on the HBAV Legislative Committee. The HBAV Legislative Committee will meet in Richmond throughout the Session of the Virginia General Assembly to review and adopt policy on every piece of legislation that is introduced. To learn how to get involved with the HBAV legislative committee or the HBAV Build PAC, contact HBAV VP of Government Affairs, Andrew Clark.
Money saving membership programs:
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 www.nahb.org/ma for the complete list of details.
National Purchasing Partners: HBAV has an agreement with National Purchasing Partners to offer HBAV members discounts on services used daily. Discounts include: Up to 22% discount on Verizon Wireless Plans, other savings discounts offered by Sherwin Williams, Office Depot and more! Signing up is easy, simply click on this link https://mynpp.com/association/hba-of-virginia
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. Registering is easy, visit https://www.hbarebates.com/hbav.html
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 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.
Each month, HBAV sends out an E-newsletter that details the work that HBAV is doing on the industries behalf. HBAV is also in the process of updating our website to better communicate with our members.
If you build homes or sell supplies to builders in Virginia, how can you not be a member of the Home Builders Association? 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.
Workshops and seminars are an ongoing benefit of membership. Everything from the latest information on home building products to current issues in the home building industry to tax and safety information are covered in meetings offered by the local, state or national associations.
Access to Expert Advisors:
HBAV and NBAHB staff is available to provide free advice on legal, regulatory, economic, and financial issues. HBAV works with members to help identify the top rated industry experts to help our members.
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.