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Membership Resources

Membership with the Home Builders Association of Western Michigan allows you and your business to stand out within the building industry. Consumers are able to see that you are held at a high ethical standard and have confidence that your business is legitimate, allowing you to provide them the best service in the building industry.

3-in-1 Membership

Joining the Home Builders Association of Western Michigan also makes you a member of the Home Builders Association of Michigan (HBAM), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) giving you access to member exclusive insurance programs, discounts and savings programs at some of the top companies in the nation.

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Learn More About Membership Benefits

As a member, you can start taking advantage of educational programs and tools, exclusive opportunities to network across all areas of the housing industry, access to expert economists and legal staff advisers and savings programs to help you in every aspect of your business. Members provide critical support to the Home Building industry through membership and gain meaningful exposure through:

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NETWORKING

Invaluable networking opportunities with more than 140,000 members from all areas of the industry.

 

 

New contacts and professional recognition come easy when you are involved!

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ADVOCACY

HBA’s keen focus helps defeat excessive regulations and defend affordable housing initiatives on Capitol Hill, Michigan and our local community. Members are kept informed on what to expect and how to be part of the solution. Nationally, NAHB leverages the power of members in local associations across the country to effectively lobby on our behalf.

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EXPERTISE

Members have access to a team of expert advisers of distinguished economists, tax specialists, legal research staff, business management consultants and financial, regulatory and technical specialists. Access to the members-only website gives you immediate news and analysis.

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EDUCATION

Hundreds of educational programs are available through discounted conferences, courses (both traditional classroom and online) and webinars. Members enjoy nation’s leading source for housing industry information through e-newsletters, online publications, exclusive website content, bulletins and special reports on everything from economics to codes, standards and beyond.

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SAVINGS

Valuable member discounts on vehicles, shipping, computers, car rentals, office supplies and more.

  • SAVE NATIONALLY: Participating nationally known companies include GM, UPS, Office Depot, Dell, and Geico, to name just a few. 

  • STATEWIDE SAVINGS: Participating Michigan savings include Mperks, Getz's, HBA/ABC Health Trust and more.

  • LOCAL SAVINGS: Participating local savings include Rx Optical, Okun Brothers Shoes, and National Purchasing Partners

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REFERRALS

Members of our community know us from our Home & Garden Expo and Parade of Homes events or by recommendation of other industry professionals, driving business to our members.

Plus, you have the opportunity to build your business profile so people can find you on our online 'Find the Right Pro' Member Directory with keywords, logos, photos, and more…. absolutely FREE!
 

Membership Types & Fees

The Home Builders Association of Western Michigan is an organization of licensed builders and associates formed to promote professionalism and ethical business practices in providing quality housing that creates value for the homeowner and the community.

BUILDER MEMBERS

$635year

Designed for any business or person currently holding a residential builders license in the state of Michigan.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

$635year

Any business or person that provides a service or product designed for the building industry such as painters, electricians, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, etc.

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

$90year

Designed to provide an additional membership for an employee of a current/active Builder or Associate member. 

Member Savings & Discounts

As a member of the Home Builders Association of Western Michigan, you'll enjoy $avings, benefits, and discounts at each level: local, state, and national.

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Vision Advantage Program

Rx Optical's Vision Advantage Program (VAP) can save members up to $100 or more (27%-37% OFF) on prescription glasses. VAP offers special pricing for eye exams and LASIK procedures. The offer is available to all members and their employees. Get your RX Optical discount card at the HBAWMI office. www.rxoptical.com

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Okun Brothers Shoes

Receive a member discount of 20% of work boots or work shoes. Available to all members and their employees. *must show membership card

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National Purchasing Partners (NPP)

NPP is a member benefit provider of the HBA of Western Michigan and helps members reduce costs with exclusive pricing through a variety of brands used by millions of businesses nationwide. Enroll your company for FREE and unlock discounts for your business and employees. 

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Property & Casualty Insurance

Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance offers qualified members up to a 10% discount on most lines and offers a rebate on the costs of materials after an audit. They also provide other discounted business and personal insurance coverage for members. Contact your local HBA for the authorized agent.

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Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund

HBA of Michigan members are now eligible to enroll in the ABC Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Fund. On average, this fund has returned 45% of premium to members in the fund. Contact your insurance agent or Dawn Simmons at (517)664-2754 to check eligibility.

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Small Business Growth Partners

As an exclusive HBAM member benefit, we are offering you the chance to redeem your 2023 Business Diagnostic & Plan of Actions. Ananual BPA is included 100% with your HBAM Member Benefits (A $2,200 value). Click to redeem your free BPA:https://growthgen.typeform.com/to/RRtQP0

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Meijer Discount Savings

Build on savings with the Meijer exclusive 10% discount on all general merchandise through MPerks. Create a Meijer MPerks account and register at www.hbaofmichigan.com under the members tab. Discount excludes sale and clearance items.

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Group Health Insurance

The ABC / HBA Health Trust is offering affordable insurance options to association members. Contact Linda Hook of 44North at (855) 306-1099 x 1072 or email at lhook@44n.com.

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7 Eleven Gas Program

The Commercial Fleet card is accepted at over 1,200 locations in Michigan and carries a 15 cent per gallon discount for your first 6 months and a 5 cent per gallon discount after that. Additional features include custom billing, weekly reporting and online account management to control your fleet. Contact Holden Moll at holden.moll@fleetcor.com or (760) 918-5933.

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Member Rebate Program

Give us the information on the products you used when you close a home or remodeling project and receive a rebate. No receipts need to be submitted because suppliers are used when confirming the purchase. Go to www.HBAMirebates.com or call toll free (866) 849-8400 for free registration and start receiving a quarterly check!

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Lean Design Assessment

Lean Design Assessment (LDA) is a program offered by TK Design to identify design waste and create a plan to reduce costs and increase marketability. The assessment is a $1,500+ value and it’s completely free of charge for HBA members.

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Discount Prescription Savings

Save up to 75 percent on your prescription drugs with a pre-activated card for immediate use. Get more information and print out your card from www.hbaofmichigan.com

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College Tuition Discount

Davenport University offers a 20% tuition discount for all HBAM members, employees, spouses and dependents. Call (800) 686-1600 or visit www.davenport.edu/IPEx for more information.

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Discounted Workwear

Discounted Workwear – Shop online at Getz’s and get special discounts on the work gear you need to get the job done. Carhartt, Wrangler and Keen Utility are just a few of the brands that are discounted. All discounted prices also run with current promotions. Go to www.getzs.com/hbam to see what is available and use the discount code of HBAGetzIt.

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National Affinity Programs

Go to www.nahb.org/ma for more information on these programs. All programs, rates and prices are subject to change without notice.

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