East Central Ohio Building Industry Association
Why Join the ECOBIA

National Association of Home Builders Membership Benefits

NAHB members get the very best information, advocacy, education, and networking opportunities. Here are ten reasons why you should join NAHB today:

1. Three-in-One Membership
When you join your local association, you automatically become a full member at the state and national level. That’s three memberships for the price of one. NAHB offers plenty of resources to help each member make the most of their investment and connect with the benefits they value most. 

2. Powerful Advocacy
Currently ranked #11 on Fortune Magazine’s “Power 25” Advocates, NAHB has the grassroots strength of over 235,000 members to defeat excessive regulations and defend affordable housing initiatives on Capitol Hill, in your state, and in the communities where you do business. That puts money and time back in your pocket!  Plus, NAHB members are kept informed with prompt regulatory and legislative alerts.

3. Critical News & Information
For over 60 years NAHB has been the nation's leading source for housing industry information. NAHB members use a variety of ways to stay connected to industry information, including publications, e-newsletters, exclusive Web site content, bulletins, special reports, e-mail alerts, and financial data, among others. Up-to-date information, when you want it, how you want it!

4. Invaluable Networking Opportunities
As an alliance of 235,000-plus members from all areas of the industry, NAHB is a one-stop networking shop! From local networking receptions and monthly membership meetings to regional trade shows, national committees, and special-interest Councils, NAHB provides hundreds of ways for you to meet and build relationships with fellow professionals, customers, and suppliers.

5. Nationally Recognized Educational Programs
In our competitive marketplace, differentiation is the key to success and NAHB's nationally recognized education programs offer just that. The NAHB University of Housing offers hundreds of educational programs in a variety of formats, including a number of designation programs, to help NAHB members gain and keep a competitive edge. No matter what your specialty is, NAHB has the curriculum, instructors, and prestige to boost your success. Learn how to reduce costs, increase your profit margins, and effectively deal with today’s toughest issues through NAHB education.

6. Access to Expert Advisors
Wouldn’t it be great to have a team of industry experts at your disposal to address your specific business questions for free? When you become an NAHB member, you get instant access to our distinguished economists, legal research staff, financial experts, librarians, and regulatory and technical specialists.

7. Exposure to the Latest Building Products and Services
As an NAHB member, you attend NAHB’s trade shows and expositions at a low member price and get a first-hand look at all the latest products and services. Each year, attendance at the International Builders’ Show™ (IBS) grows (last year it was over 100,000) because the word is out that it is a business building experience like no other! NAHB also sponsors the annual Remodelers’ Show™, the International Commercial Construction Expo (ICCON™), the Seniors Housing Show™, the Multifamily Trends Conference™, and more. View all upcoming events.

8. Industry Publications
Knowledge is your best defense in this rapidly changing industry. NAHB keeps you up-to-date with Nation's Building News Online, a comprehensive weekly news summary of the housing industry, and a free subscription to Builder Magazine*. Plus, members have access to a variety of publications on specific industry segments such as sales and marketing, remodeling, commercial building and more.

McGraw-Hill Construction provides NAHB Members complimentary access to the Sweets Residential Marketplace, your online resource for residential product information, industry news, links and tools like Request for Quotes (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) to enable you to work more efficiently and effectively.

*Builder and architect members will receive BUILDER magazine automatically. Associate members must contact Hanley-Wood directly at 888-269-8410 to subscribe.

9. Professional Recognition
Enhance your professional credibility and visibility by belonging to one of the nation’s most highly respected and widely known trade associations. Not sure how to do that? Get involved. Join a committee. Join a Council. Attend your membership meetings. Become a Spike. Teach a class. Work on a community service project. Become a Congressional Contact. Do just one of these and you will see, professional recognition comes easy when you get involved!

10. Member Discounts
Reduce your day-to-day business costs with these member-only discounts. NAHB's purchasing power means big savings! Your membership entitles you to discounts on car rentals, office products, PCs, payroll services, overnight delivery, and more. Participating, nationally known companies include Dell Computers, Pitney Bowes, Williams Scotsman, and Hertz, to name a few. View all member discounts!

Join over 235,000 industry professionals who are dedicated to the housing industry. Whether you’re a multifamily or custom builder, a remodeler or a supplier, NAHB membership provides the tools you need to succeed! 

For more information about this item, please contact Gabrielle Taylor at 800-368-5242 x8351 or via e-mail at gtaylor@nahb.com.