Application & Benefits
You have the option to securely pay online with a credit card or request an invoice to be emailed to you. Once your membership application and dues payment are received by the HBASE office, your membership will be reviewed at the next Board of Directors meeting for approval. Once approved by the Board, you will receive a welcome packet in the mail shortly after. You will also start to receive our weekly emails and monthly newsletters as well as invitations to our membership socials and events. Remember to add "firstname.lastname@example.org" to your safe sender list in your emails as we email our invoices (unless you request it to be mailed).
When you join the local HBA, you also become a member of the state and national associations as well. With the National Association of Home Builders, there are over 700 local chapters nationwide. With that, we are proud to say that the HBA of the Sioux Empire is one of the largest HBA's in the country! With an annual retention rate for membership of right around 90%, that too is a fantastic statistic that proves our membership is dedicated and in it for the long haul.
Click here to complete the online membership application.
As an HBASE member, you can take advantage of local discounts include those through our Member to Member Discount program and through our new NPP program. If you're a Builder member, you can also take advantage of a loan assistance program through the SDHBA and utilize the Builder Rebate program each quarter. You would also receive various discounts offered nationwide through your NAHB membership (these only apply to the primary HBASE member and Affiliate members). Within 45 days after your membership is Board approved, you will be assigned a PIN number to access your NAHB discounts. Contact the HBASE office for this information if needed.
Your membership will provide you the opportunity to further your education through various topics. Notice of these events (sometimes online, sometimes in person) is promoted in member emails and your monthly newsletter. As a member, you would also receive discounted rates for classes offered by the HBASE. Also, NAHB offers multiple online webinars many times a month through their Webinar Wednesdays program.
Through its local, state, and national lobbying efforts, the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire has a very strong voice for the home building industry. Our efforts focus on the promotion of homeownership and fighting for you to make sure legislation is monitored, especially if it would result in cost increases to your customers. Your HBASE staff and leadership continues to work behind the scenes all year round to protect businesses like yours. Remember, if it affects Builder members, it will affect Associate members!
When you join the association, your business has access to increased promotion to consumers. From being listed online with a link to your website to marketing in the monthly Home Ideas Magazine, the promotional options just begin there. You can also promote your products and/or services through various sponsorships, ads in the member newsletter and by having a presence in major events such as the Home Show or Parade of Homes.
You will have access to local government affairs that are impacting the Sioux Empire housing industry, national resources, and several different types of helpful newsletters. These useful resources keep you and your employees informed of all important happenings within our industry in Sioux Falls and nationwide.
Join the fun and meet new people by attending the many HBASE events. Each month you're invited to at least one networking opportunity. Some months we'll be golfing while other months you can show off your chef skills at a chili cook off. Your attendance is encouraged throughout the year at our 4 structured membership meetings, primarily in the evenings with a social, dinner and a guest speaker.
When you join a committee (optional), you're almost guaranteed to meet plenty of other members except on a much smaller scale. With over 15 committees to choose from, most meet just one hour each month at the HBASE office. In addition to HBASE involvement, members also take part in community involvement through the various programs.