NCHBA, the voice of the North Carolina home building industry, is an association of building professionals and related industries working together to provide safe and affordable housing for the people of North Carolina. We protect the American Dream of home ownership through advocacy, education and professional business development.
WHAT IS NCHBA?
NCHBA is a dynamic group of builders and associate member firms across the state who pool information and efforts to provide the collective clout and muscle the home building industry needs…for self-protection, for the benefits of its members, and for the protection of home buyers. By meeting together, sharing ideas and mobilizing efforts, NCHBA contributes to the economic growth of each individual member.
NCHBA plays a key role in helping maintain consistently higher industry standards of conduct, quality and ethics. Membership in NCHBA helps crystallize collective opinions…in order to effect change in Congress, the N.C. General Assembly, the courts and regulatory agencies.
If you are home builder or a supplier to the industry, the representation you receive from NCHBA through its affiliation with the National Association of Home Builders is vital…vital to your interests, your needs and your survival in America’s largest industry.
The following are other benefits of NCHBA membership:
NCHBA works to uphold professional business standards. Promotion of ethical practices benefits the building industry, the consumer and the community.
As your advocate in Raleigh and on Capitol Hill, the association constantly develops and provides top notch legislative and regulatory representation on behalf of the home building industry.
Share ideas and information with fellow builders and associates at your local HBA’s monthly meetings. Special programs are designed to educate, inform, inspire and keep you up to date on trends in the housing industry. Whether you’re a builder or associate, you will find the contracts you make at association functions as well as the services provided to association members to be invaluable to your business.
The North Carolina Builder Institute is the educational arm for the NCHBA. The Institute provides year-round classes for the professional builder, associate and residential superintendent. The 21st Century Building Expo & Conference offers members the opportunity to view new and innovative products for housing and to attend seminars on various aspects of the building industry. Seminars highlight a wide range of topics which would appeal to the builder, associate, remodeler and the sales and marketing professional. The fall session of NCBI is also conveniently held during the Expo.
MONITORING REGULATORY AGENCIES AND COUNCILS
A host of regulatory agencies – such as the Building Code Council, the Environmental Management Commission, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and OSHA – constantly make decisions and issue regulations affecting today’s building industry. NCHBA continuously monitors these agencies and others and testifies on behalf of the building industry, to protect a healthy business climate and affordable housing.
Local associations put the industry’s best foot forward with projects like new home showcases, parades of homes and community activities. NCHBA and NAHB are constantly disseminating information to the general public showing the advantages of building and buying a home.
Your annual dues automatically enroll you as a member of your local HBA and both the state and national associations. Updates and articles from the North Carolina Builder and NAHB’s Builder make you “the first to know” and give you a leg up on competing nonmembers.
Builders Mutual Insurance Company is endorsed by the NCHBA to provide all commercial lines of insurance coverage to its members. Their WorkSafe Workers’ Comp is known as the industry standard and offers features such as job site evaluations to help prevent workplace accidents and injuries. BMIC experts help you create the safest working environment possible and offer ongoing education and training. Partnered with WorkSafe, their Builders Best policies round out all the coverage those in the residential building industry need. From general liability to inland marine and builders risk, Builders Best has you covered. Contact the NCHBA or your agent for more information.
21ST CENTURY BUILDING EXPO & CONFERENCE
This event was created so members of NCHBA and the home building industry in general could attend and participate in an Expo and educational conference of the same quality as the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), but not have to travel to a remote location. The 21CBEC has become the fastest growing trade show in the Southeast. For more information visit www.21buildingexpo.com.
STARS AWARDS PROGRAM
Held during the 21st Century Building Expo & Conference, the STARS Awards honors home building and sales and marketing professionals. The awards offer a wide-range of categories in which to enter your projects.
New professional skilled tradesmen are the life and blood of our industry. Through NCHBA programs, members encourage North Carolina’s youth to consider careers in the construction trades. We also assist community colleges, technical institutes and other training facilities in structuring and promoting related vocational programs.
Membership gives you the framework to become effectively involved in your industry and community. Whether you are interested in building codes, disaster relief, sales and marketing or community services, your association teams you with others having similar interests. Together, working on association committees, members utilize the collective impact and strength of an organized group.
NCHBA has developed a nonpartisan political action committee that supports the elected officials and candidates who stand behind our industry. The NC BUILD-PAC committee makes sure that your personal contributions are wisely spent by constantly monitoring and assessing candidates’ policies on housing.