Member Benefits & Services
Powerful Advocacy: Your Company’s business interests are protected at all levels of government. 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. Our members are kept informed with prompt regulatory and legislative alerts.
Critical News & Information: For 75 years, NVBIA has been Northern Virginia’s leading source for housing industry information. For over 60 years, NAHB has been the nation’s source for housing industry information. Members use a variety of ways to stay connected to industry information such as e-news, exclusive web content, newsletters and email alerts.
Invaluable Networking Opportunities: NVBIA offers its members a variety of networking functions to acquaint themselves with other industry professionals. In addition NAHB has an alliance of more than 235,000 members. Some examples are local networking receptions, monthly membership meetings, regional trade shows, national committees and special interest Councils. Both NVBIA and NAHB provide hundreds of ways for you to meet and build relationships with fellow professionals, customers and suppliers.
Nationally Recognized Educational Programs: NVBIA hosts a variety of seminars and training classes such as safety issues, business development, sales and marketing and professional certifications and Green Building. In our competitive marketplace, differentiation is the key to success and the NAHB nationally recognized education programs offer just that. The NAHB University of Housing offers hundreds of educational programs in a variety of formats. There are designation programs to help NVBIA members gain and keep a competitive edge.
Access to Expert Advisors: As a NVBIA member, you get instant access to NAHB’s distinguished economists, legal research staff, financial experts, librarians and regulatory and technical specialists.
Exposure to the Latest Building Products and Services: NVBIA members have the opportunity to attend trade shows and expositions at a low member price and get a first-hand look at all the latest products and services. The Greater Washington Builders Expo and the International Builders’ Show (IBS) are two successful examples. The Custom Builders Council of NVBIA hosts the successful Parade of Homes. NAHB sponsors the annual Remodelers’ Show, the International Commercial Construction Expo (ICCON), the Seniors Housing Show, the Multifamily Trends Conference and more.
Industry Publications: Knowledge is your best defense in this rapidly changing industry. NVBIA keeps you up to date with Enews Online, a comprehensive weekly news summary of NVBIA’s advocacy initiatives on behalf of the Northern Virginia housing industry. Available through NAHB is Nations’ Building News Online, a weekly national news summary of the housing industry and a free subscription to BUILDER magazine. Members also have access to a variety of publications on specific industry segments such as sales and marketing, remodeling and commercial building.
Professional Recognition: The best way to enhance your professional credibility and visibility is to join a committee or a council. Attend your membership meetings. Teach a class. Work with our charity HomeAid. Become a Congressional Contact.
NVBIA hosts several industry related awards and recognition programs for our members, such as the GALA awards to recognize excellence in new home architecture, interior design and sales and marketing and PROS Awards to recognize the onsite industry professionals for Project/Production managers, Best Superintendent and Customer Service Representatives Office and Field.