Membership & Industry 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:


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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


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.


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

Industry Resources

Useful links, requirements and applications for Industry Professionals

Continuing Competency Requirements

Learn more about the education needed to maintain your Michigan Residential Builders License. 

Builders License Renewal

To apply for or renew a license, you must have an online account with the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC). Please note licenses can't be renewed more than 90 days prior to the license expiration date.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Requirements

View the US Department of Energy requirements

Van Buren County Driveway Permit Application

Application to construct, operate, use and/or maintain within the right-of-way, or to close a county road

Residential Green & Energy Efficient Addendum

This addendum is to standardize the communication of the high performing features of residential properties by
identifying the features not found on the appraisal form.

Building & Construction Permits - City of Kalamazoo 

Online portal of municipal services: application for plumbing, mechanical, or electrical work permits, reroofing, siding, general maintenance/repair, paving, and temporary structure permits

3-Hour Continuing Education

Can't find a class on our event calendar that fits into your schedule? Visit our online partner; who is a member of the HBA in Traverse City.

Relicensure Application

ATTN: As of August 15th, 2019 ALL licensees will need to setup a new Accela Citizen Access Account (ACA). The state will not be transferring information.

Kalamazoo County Driveway Permit Application

Application to construct, operate, use and/or maintain within the right-of-way, or to close a county road

Consumers Energy Application for Service

Application for Residential Service for natural gas & electric.

Semco Energy Application for Natural Gas and Meter

Application for installation of new natural gas & meter.


5700 W. Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49009


P: (269) 375-4225


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8:00 – 5:00


Summer hours (June-Labor Day):

Monday - Thursday 8 am- 5 pm

Friday 8 am - 12 noon