Spike Club

Spike Club is member-to-member recruiting new members to our association is an activity recognized by NAHB and rewarded through the Spike Club program.  Those who participate are called Spikes, and they are among the most valued members of the association.

What are the benefits of becoming a Spike?
The real benefits are intangible: You are recognized for your contributions to the association and regarded as an accomplished and connected member. Additionally, Spikes receive:
  • A coveted invitation to the biggest party of the year, the Spike Party at the International Builders’ Show®*
  • Increased visibility, recognition and networking opportunities at industry events
  • Unique and valuable lapel pins for each level of achievement
  • Additional VIP treatment throughout the year

* Eligibility postcards are sent only to eligible Spikes who have at least six credits and one new member recruitment credit between Nov. 1 of the previous year and Oct. 31 of the current year. For example, if a Spike who otherwise meets the attendance criteria recruits a new member in December 2012, this will satisfy the new member recruitment criteria and s/he will be eligible to attend the 2014 Spike Party. As always, the recruitment credit may be composed of one full credit received when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited or two ½ credits received when Affiliate or Council members are recruited. How do I become a Spike? Before becoming a Spike, you are a Spike candidate. That means you have earned between one and five and a half credits. Once you earn your sixth credit, you become an official NAHB Spike! Spike credits are earned by recruiting and retaining NAHB and Council members.

How do I earn Spike credits?
Members earn one credit for each new member they sponsor. When that member renews after his or her first year of membership, the sponsoring member automatically gets one renewal credit. Every year the member renews thereafter, the sponsoring member will receive a ½ renewal credit.
Spikes receive a ½ credit for recruitment and a ½ credit for the renewal of Affiliate members.
Will I earn Spike credits for recruiting and retaining members into a Council?
Yes, when a new Council membership is activated the recruiter earns a ½ credit, and when that member renews his or her council membership, the sponsor earns ½ retention credit for each renewal.
What are the Spike Club levels?
Spike Candidate Blue Spike Life Spike Green Spike Red Spike
1-5 Credits 6 Credits 25 Credits 50 Credits 100 Credits
Royal Spike Super Spike Statesman Grand Spike All-Time Big Spike
150 Credits 250 Credits 500 Credits 1000 Credits 1500+ Credits
How can I get tickets to the IBS Spike Party?
You must be a Spike in good standing as of October (having at least six credits) and you must have earned at least one new member credit during the previous 12 months. The new member credit can be one full credit earned when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited, or two ½ credits when Affiliate or Council members are recruited.

Read or download the complete Spike Club Guide for comprehensive information on all Club rules and guidelines.

Spike Rolodex
Every day, you do business with dozens of home building-related companies that are prospective NAHB members. Use this helpful list to create a customized “prospect Rolodex” of 101 potential new member recruits. Update the list as your business contacts expand and as your prospects become NAHB members. Check your list against the association roster to identify non-members, then ask those prospects to join NAHB. The more you recruit, the higher you will move up the Spike Club ladder. View your Prospect Rolodex.

Spike Ribbons
During events such as the International Builders’ Show and all NAHB Board of Directors meetings, the colored ribbons on your name badge will show off your Spike status as a proud accomplishment among your peers. Your local association may also have these ribbons at their industry events.

For more information on earning credits and achieving Spike status, contact your local home builders association or NAHB’s Spike Club Manager at 800-368-5242 x8337.


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