Why Become A Member?

When you join the Home Builders & Remodelers of CNY you are increasing the your professional credibility. 

We work, on a local, state & national level to offer members the very best information, advocacy, education, and networking opportunities.

Our objectives are to raise the bar of professionalism and customer service in the industry.  We want to show the consumer that doing business with an HBR of CNY member means you are doing business with a professional.

We also want to offer the value of an HBR membership, through programs, education and services to help all members to grow their own businesses. 

When you join the HBR of CNY you also become a member in the New York State Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.  These other two organizations are a great resource to our local association and our members (see below*). 

The HBR’s additional role is to serve as our members and their consumer’s best advocate, exercising a strong voice in New York State’s and national legislative actions concerning property taxes and land development.  We work to ensure our members voice is heard; to keep the economy strong and business practices fair.  The goal is to provide customers with well-planned, well-executed, value-priced housing.

Ten reasons why you should join 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 75 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.

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.

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. 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 GM, Lowes, Pitney Bowes, UPS, and Hertz, to name a few.