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:

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

$615year

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

$615year

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.

$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.

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

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

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. 

Property & Casualty and Workers' Compensation Insurance

Frankly, your insurance shouldn’t make more work for you. That’s why HBAM has partnered with Frankenmuth Insurance to offer qualified members special discounts and reduced rates on business, workers’ compensation and personal insurance – up to 10 percent on most lines. The program also includes access to safety experts, “Toolbox Talk” workshops and more to help you protect your employees and your bottom line. Ready to build a relationship with a local, HBA-authorized independent agent? Find a local insurance rep. 

Small Business Growth Partners

Are you aware of this HBA of Michigan Member Benefit? HBA of Michigan has been working with an exclusive, private partner, Small Business Growth Partners (SBGP) to help members reach maximum growth and potential through their one-of-a-kind BPA Process. This assessment, what SBGP calls a Business Plan of Actions (BPA), provides a detailed roadmap/business plan for HBA members and has been refined for over 10 years of working exclusively with Builders, Remodelers & HBA Associate Members. If you have a small business and are ready to take it to the next level, claim your FREE initial member-only assessment today (a$2,200 value). Click here to redeem your free BPA.

Manufacturer Rebates

What if you could pay for your membership with this rebate program?  For the minimal effort of informing us of the products you use when you close a home or remodeling project, you will be putting money in your pocket.  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! The average rebate now exceeds $1,000 per participant. Visit us at www.facebook.com/MemberRebateProgram.

Builders Health Benefit Trust 

A health trust is a legal mechanism that allows smaller businesses in similar industries to pool their health care needs so they can leverage benefits and coverage rates similar to larger employees. HBA members are now able to apply to have their company's health care coverage needs to be provided through the HBA Trust. Call Linda Hook | 44North at (855) 306-1099 x1072 or email at lhook@44n.com.

Meijer Discount Card

Meijer is partnering with the HBA of offer a 10% discount on general merchandise through Mperks.  You must have a Meijer mPerks Account to use the discount.  You must have a Meijer mPerks account to use the discount.  Click here for offers and sign up deadlines.

SuperFleet Fuel Discount

Members are currently saving over $14,000 every month collectively on their fuel, netting an average savings of $412 per year/per participant!  The SuperFleet card is accepted at over 1,200 locations in Michigan and carries a 10-cents-per-gallon discount for your first 90 days at Speedway and Rich Oil and 5-cents per gallon discount at Marathon.  After 90 days, you receive 5-cents per gallon at all three locations.  Additional features include custom billing, weekly reporting, and online account management to control your fleet.  To register or get more information contact Holden Moll at holden.moll@fleetcor.com or 760.918.5933.

Discounted Work Gear

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. Contact Diana Dixon to obtain the corporate code for a discount.

NAHB Member Advantage

Go to www.nahb.org/ma for current information on the discounts provided.

CONTACT US

Address
5700 W. Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 

P: (269) 375-4225
E: kalamazoohomepage@gmail.com

 

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 – 5:00

 

Summer hours (June-Labor Day):

Monday - Thursday 8 am- 5 pm

Friday 8 am - 12 noon