6 Advantages of Becoming a WBA Member
Get access to these member-exclusive benefits when you join
If you’ve ever wondered how you can benefit from becoming a member of the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA), you will have access to a wide range of advantages, including:
Discounts and free benefits
Research and industry news
Credibility and visibility
Keep reading to learn more about each of these advantages to becoming a WBA member.
1. Advocacy privileges
The WBA provides opportunities for our members to use their voice to gain the attention of our legislators and shape policies that affect the Wisconsin housing industry. With your help, we actively support pro-housing and pro-business legislation at the local, state, and national level to help promote affordable housing, so your business can flourish.
2. Discounts and free benefits
Who doesn’t appreciate free benefits? Home builders who join the WBA receive access to exclusive member-only programs such as continuing education discounts, travel benefits, small business coaching, business insurance services, and our recently added group health insurance plans. Our hassle-free rebate program also allows members to receive quarterly rebate checks just for remaining loyal to the manufacturers they use for their homes, remodels, or multi-family units. The average member earns around $1,200 back per quarter! In addition, we provide new home and remodeling contract templates for your use, and a quick and easy hotline to answer your building and development questions, so you can build with confidence.
3. Research and industry news
The home buying industry is constantly changing, and staying-up-to-date is important for your business to thrive. The WBA provides research and industry resources to help you continue to grow and market your business in this fast-paced industry. We also have a home builders’ news and resource blog with industry updates and tips for your company, including this post on digital marketing tips for home builders.
4. Credibility and visibility
Enhance your business’ credibility and visibility with us. The WBA has a strong reputation as a pro-housing resource with a wide network of high-quality home builders across the state. Affiliate yourself with us, and you’re already one step closer to landing your next job.
For added credibility, all our local associations participate in a vetting process of potential members to ensure they are licensed, insured, and in good standing. This means home buyers can trust our members and it provides you with an opportunity to grow your business even faster.
5. Networking opportunities
Another benefit of our builders’ association in Wisconsin is our exclusive networking opportunities. Members can attend meetings, trade shows, and other professional and social events that will help connect you with fellow housing industry professionals and new business prospects. These opportunities can help you expand your business and reputation and become eligible to receive industry award recognition or earn additional continuing education credits at select conferences.
6. 3-in-1 membership
Our unique 3-in-1 membership structure gives you access to your local association, the state-wide WBA, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Along with all of the local and state membership perks mentioned above, this unique trifecta also includes deep discounts on vehicles, cell phone plans, computers, car rentals, office supplies, and more with your national membership. NAHB also comes complete with additional training and continuing education opportunities for members.
As a home builder in Wisconsin, you don’t have to grow your business alone. The WBA is here to help you grow and evolve with the changing industry, and provide you a space to network, advocate, and enhance your skills.