Benefits & Application
Benefits of Membership
Promotion - Members have promotional opportunities both internal and out to the public (link on our "Find a Member" section, free ad for new members in Home Ideas Magazine, free access to membership mailing list, various sponsorships, etc). You can also promote your products and/or services by having a presence in major events such as the Home Show or Parade of Homes.
Advocacy - 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. Remember, if it affects Builder members, it will affect Associate members.
Networking - Join in on the fun and meet new people by attending our monthly membership socials. Each month you're invited to at least one networking opportunity. 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.
Member Discounts - Save money at the local, state and national level with identity theft protection, online job postings, insurance, construction products and services, business services and more. Many discounts can save you well in excess of your annual membership dues.
Education - Your membership will provide you the opportunity to further your education through various topics (some are in person, some are online). As a new member, your company has access to up to 10 hours of free eduction offered by HBASE during your first year of membership (restrictions apply for reinstated members). NAHB offers multiple various online classes as well.
Involvement - If you choose to join a committee, you'll have the chance to meet other members 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.
Membership application can be completed online (click here) or you can request a paper copy be sent to you by emailing Lisa@hbasiouxempire.com. For dues payment, we accept check, cash or credit card (not American Express). Invoices can be sent upon request if needed. Click here for the ACH contract where $43 would be automatically deducted from your checking account monthly ($43 is required up front for first month's payment).
Once your application and payment are received, your membership will be reviewed at the next Board of Directors meeting for approval. Once approved, we'll send a welcome packet with additional information. You will also start to receive our weekly membership emails and monthly newsletters as well as invitations to our membership socials and events. Remember to add "email@example.com" 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 600 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 typically hovering right around 90%, that too is a fantastic statistic that proves our membership is dedicated and in it for the long haul.