Members are the heart and soul of HBAR. Here is a list of benefits and services our members enjoy.
3 for 1 Membership
As a member of the Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) you are also a member of the Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Working as a team, these three associations are powerful lobbying groups focused on protecting YOUR interests on issues that impact YOUR bottom line.
Did you know? $280 from your membership dues goes straight to supporting our state (HBAV) and National (NAHB) Associations.
HBAR and its affiliates promote legislation favorable to affordable housing on the local, state and national levels. They work behind the scenes to enhance your image to local legislators, prospective homebuyers and the community at-large. Our lobbying team is working year-round to promote and protect the housing climate in the Commonwealth. Their primary purpose is representing the home building industry in front of Virginia’s legislators, regulators, and lawmakers.
Did you know? Home Builders Association of Virginia is consistently ranked as one of the most effective professional organizations in Virginia.
News You Need To Know
Weekly we send out email updates on the latest issues affecting the industry. We offer issue briefings, general membership meetings, Footings newsletters, and educational programs to keep you current on the latest news and trends. During the General Assembly Session, HBAV reports to our members weekly, through HBAV’s Legislative Bulletin. The Virginia eVoice provides bi-weekly updates on important issues to the building industry in Virginia, and the HBAV Annual Report provides a year-in-review - highlighting accomplishments, achievements, and our important leadership in the Commonwealth.
Members have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. All programs, rates, and prices are subject to change without notice. Here are just a handful of companies offering discounts Lowe’s, General Motors, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, and many more. For a full list, visit www.nahb.org/ma
Special Networking Events
All HBAR Members are invited to monthly HBAR Events. Including but not limited to: Legislative Breakfast, Local Forecast Seminar, MAME Awards Dinner, Builder Bash, Sales and Marketing New Home Socials, Golf Outing, Educational Seminars, Richmond Home Show and many more! You will have opportunities to meet, learn from and market your business to the most successful and powerful players in the home building industry in the region. HBAR Members are the best of the best. The public knows that HBAR members are the true industry professionals.
Richmond Parade of Homes®
It’s the regions oldest and largest new home event. It showcases and rewards the best of the best in new home construction and remodeled homes. Visitors have the opportunity to tour multiple homes by different builders across the Richmond and surrounding areas. This event is free to the public.
This single-site new homes show occurs every other year. It showcases the latest in interior decorating ideas, trends, and innovations in new home construction for the next decade. The homes are furnished and decorated by regional interior design teams. There is an admission fee for this event.
Health Insurance & Employee Benefits
The HBAV Insurance Agency has partnered with Premier Insurance Agency in Midlothian, Virginia to market competitively priced and high quality insurance coverage to our members. Premier Insurance has been a member of HBA of Richmond for many years. During that time they have marketed many insurance products to the home building industry including ALL the business insurance products members need, as well as life insurance, health insurance, personal insurance and bonds.
For more information contact Brandy M. Nickel, CIC, CBIA, (804) 794-8000 Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or download this pdf for more information on business insurance products available through Premier Insurance.
Member Rebate Program
What would you think if you could get a rebate for your loyalty to many of the nation’s leading housing industry Manufacturers? HBAV Member Rebate Program, a free member benefit, aimed at increasing your bottom line. For the minimal effort of informing us about the products you use, and telling us when you close on a home or project, you’ll be putting money back in your pocket. When you participate in the HBAV Member Rebate Program, every home you build can earn you rebate checks! Remember, both Builders AND Remodelers qualify for the HBAV Member Rebate Program. For further details, visit http://www.hbarebates.com/.
Did you know? Over 70% of the Builders & Remodelers who participated in 2010 received back in rebates more than they paid in annual dues to the Association!
Workers Compensation & General Liability
Special workers compensation and general liability programs are offered through our endorsed partner, The Building Industry Insurance Association, Inc. Our agency partners can help your company to save money on your insurance protection.
BDX (Builders Digital Experience)
The numbers paint a clear picture -- today’s homebuyers are going online to find their new home. Having a strong presence online is about more than just providing information for buyers -- it is about creating a complete digital experience that brings your homes, communities and options to life. Builders Digital Experience was formed to help you accomplish just that. BDX is your one stop shop for your digital marketing needs. In addition to the top new home listing sites -- Move New Homes and NewHomeSource.com, the BDX offers mobile marketing capabilities, interactive floor plans, photo realistic renderings, video and rich media production, email creative and fulfillment services, and digital marketing products for real estate professionals.
Small Business Legal Coverage & Business Consulting Services
HBAR is excited to introduce GoSmallBiz.com & LegalShieldSM. These programs give members access to most of the RESOURCES a “big” business has, without having the OVERHEAD, STAFF, and HEADACHES. A member receives numerous benefits that allow them to protect and grow their business for as little as $2.50 a day. A membership includes:
Services through GoSmallBiz such as:
- UNLIMITED BUSINESS CONSULTATION
- LEGAL FORMS LIBRARY
- FREE 4-PAGE FULL COLOR WEBSITE
- ONLINE BOOKKEEPING MODULE
Plus…Business Legal Services through LegalShield such as:
- UNLIMITED ATTORNEY CONSULTATIONS
- CONTRACT AND DOCUMENT REVIEW
- DEBT COLLECTION LETTERS
- LITIGATION DEFENSE SERVICES
Click here to learn more and enroll: www.legalshield.com/info/hbar
Think Green. Build Green. Sell Green.
NAHB helps building professionals become proficient in a “whole-house” approach to green building, with an emphasis on project management, building science and consumer behavior and how they are key to cost-effective, marketable green homes. The International Builders’ Show and the National Green Building Conference & Expo offer cutting-edge education and the latest green products and materials. Certified Green Professional™ and Master Certified Green Professional™ designation classes are available at these events and through your local home builders association.
Getting your first Green Appraisal? This appraisal addendum was developed by Earth Advantage Institute to help you. It’s a great tool for builders to call attention to the high performance and sustainable features of their homes as they walk the site with the appraiser and even leave a copy for their report.