Benefits of Joining the Ames HBA
GET INVOLVED. GET CONNECTED. There are monthly general membership meetings with informative and interesting speakers or activities. Take part in the annual Parade of Homes, the spring Home & Garden Show, the Ames HBA Golf Outings, and other activities. The Ames HBA always encourages active networking with others in the building industry. The network of Ames HBA members and their willingness to share information is a key benefit of joining the Association.
MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE. City and County governments are closely monitored with an eye towards issues that affect the building industry. Through the Iowa HBA and NAHB, a member has representation and access to state and national lobbyists and current legislative information.
GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY. We have a strong commitment to give back to our local community. The Ames HBA established the Ames HBA Scholarship Fund which annually provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue study in a construction-related field. Ames HBA members also donate time, materials and support to many other community programs.
More Good Reasons to Join HBA
KNOWLEDGE. Profit from the building expertise and business experience of other industry professionals. The Ames HBA provides ample opportunities to discuss building trends and exchange ideas.
NETWORK. By joining the Ames HBA, you automatically become a member of the Iowa Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). All three associations join forces to successfully address the difficult issues facing the building industry.
CONTACTS. Broaden your base of business associates. If your market is the building industry, this is the best way to target your audience. Members can display their products/services directly to the public and to other members at the annual Home & Garden Show. Members can also advertise in the newsletter as well as the official parade book for the Parade of Homes.
NEWS. Members keep abreast of local building code requirements, legislative activity, and upcoming Ames HBA events through the monthly newsletter, Tool Box. NAHB informs members of national industry news with the biweekly newspaper, Nation's Building News, and monthly Builder magazine.
VISIBILITY. Get involved, and you'll get noticed. Get noticed, and you'll get sales and profit. Participation in Ames HBA's activities get you and your company free publicity in front of potential clients. Backed by the association name and credibility, you are steps ahead of the competition.