10 Reasons to Join…
1. Three-for-One Membership
When you join the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association, you receive the benefits of three memberships. You automatically become a member at the state level, Florida Home Builders Association, and national level, National Association of Home Builders—that’s three memberships for the price of one!
2.Critical News & Information
Knowledge is your best defense in this rapidly changing industry and association membership is the single, most authoritative source of industry information. Your membership ensures that you’ll be in-the-know.
3. Invaluable Networking Opportunities
As an alliance of over 450 local members; 8,100 State members and 135,000+ national members from all areas of the industry, association membership is a one-stop networking shop! From local networking at monthly dinner meetings to state and national conventions, committees and special events there are hundreds of ways for you to meet and build relationships with fellow professionals, customers, and suppliers.
4. Opportunities to Market your Business
Sponsorships, Advertising, Parade of Homes, Partners in Progress, Events…There is something to fit your marketing needs and budget.
5. 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 a member, you get instant access to local, state and national distinguished economists, legal research staff, financial experts, librarians, and regulatory and technical specialists. Free contracts are available for your contracting needs, compliments of FHBA.
6. Powerful Advocacy
Everyday, NAHB, FHBA, and CDBIA fight to defeat excessive regulations that drive up the cost of housing. That puts money and time back in your pocket! On a local level, we keep you informed promptly and provide opportunities for you to make a difference.
7. Exposure to the latest Building Products and Services
As a CDBIA member, you can attend FHBA and NAHB trade shows and expositions at a low member price and get a first hand look at all the latest products and services. FHBA’s Southeast Building Conference is held annually in Orlando. NAHB’s annual International Builders Show are just a few of the trade shows available to members.
8. Fun, Fun, Fun
All work and no play makes for a dull association. CDBIA offers a variety of social events such as our annual Sporting Clays Classic, Nuts & Bolts Happy Hour, Swingo De Mayo, P.A.L.M. Home, Installation Banquet, Spike Club Events and Member Mixers. All are a great way to have fun and get to know your fellow members.
9. Member Discounts
Charlotte-DeSoto BIA Members receive discounts through NAHB’s Member Advantage Program. From GM Preferred Supplier Pricing up to $1,000 off, and up to $9,000 on Nissan vehicles, to the Member Rebate Program where builders can save upwards of thousands of dollars, to programs with Verizon Wireless, Staples and more…membership can save hundreds of dollars!
10. Do Something Good For Your Community
Make a difference by participating in CDBIA’s community outreach, including the Future Builders of America program. CDBIA is building a P.A.L.M. Home. Members of our local building industry are donating their time, talent and treasures to help students enrolled in the Construction Technology Courses at the Charlotte Technical High School and drafting program at Port Charlotte High School to learn on the job training and increase their experience for employment after school.