The Kitsap Building Association is an association of builders, subcontractors and related service providers representing the home building industry, its members and its consumers. The association provides information, education and services to the membership and a unified voice on legislative issues affecting the industry and the availability of safe and affordable housing for all.
The association seeks to:
- Provide sources of economic benefit to further enhance the success and stability of the member’s business.
- Remain the leading educators and facilitators of environmental awareness within our industry.
- Be recognized as an organization that promotes responsible use and management of natural resources.
- Remain a pro-active, positive influence in the legislative and regulatory arena.
As a member of the KBA you will have access to hundreds of other member companies. We encourage and promote members doing business with other members by holding events each month and throughout the year that foster those relationships. Visit the KBA Events & News section to see all the various events, activities, and committees meeting in the coming weeks.
In addition to the ongoing events like Builder Breakfast meetings, Spring and Fall socials, dinner events and others, each major event of the KBA has a planning committee: Builders Classic Golf Tournament, Annual Gala Dinner & Auction, Peninsula Home & Garden Expo. Contact the KBA for more details on how and why to get involved.
The KBA also has standing committees related to the important work of the Association and its members. They include the list that follows. Be sure to contact the KBA for more information:
KBA Developers Council – For our members in the land development industry (developers, real estate investors, engineers, land use attorneys, etc) the Developer’s Council is a long-standing, regular meeting of development professionals. Many of the successes the KBA has had on Kitsap area code-related concerns have been through the study and work of this group of knowledgeable professionals.
Membership Committee – Members are the heart of our association and in order to reach out to all the companies in Kitsap that would benefit from a KBA membership, the KBA has a group of volunteers that focus on just that. For those that are interested in networking, this is the committee for you! That cold call becomes much warmer when you’re able to speak peer-to-peer about the Kitsap Building Association.
Government Affairs – Each month the Government Affairs Committee meets on topics important to our members. Typical meetings include an elected official guest speaker, training information on how to use important government tools, like a Small Works Roster for finding jobs, and during the election season, this committee conducts interviews of candidates seeking elected office.
Members of the KBA have the buying power that comes from Association leverage.
Health Insurance – Offered through the BIAW Health Insurance Program, members can apply for a competitive, high-quality, health insurance plan for their company. Ready to apply for a FREE quote? Download the Quote Request Form and fax it to the number provided on the form.
NAHB Member Advantage – Member Advantage gives members an easy way to reduce expenses, maximize profits and increase efficiency. Through agreements with leading national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family. In a three-year period, collectively NAHB members have saved over $21,000,000 through Member Advantage. For the most up-to-date information about which companies are offering discounts as well as detailed information on how to access the savings, please visit www.nahb.org
National Purchasing Partners – NPP is one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations, leveraging the purchasing power of its combined membership to offer superior discounts from world-class vendors. Providers including Staples and Verizon Wireless offer huge savings to member companies. For the complete list of current Purchasing Partners Visit the KBA landing page.
NAHB Builder Books – Through the buying power and resources of the National Association of Builders, you have access to an incredible bookstore of construction-related books to help you stay on top of your profession. Use this link to see all that is available to you through BuilderBooks.com. Please use code HOMEBU14 when purchasing.
Joining the Kitsap Building Association includes many benefits. One benefit you can’t get anywhere else is the knowledge and constant advocacy for you and your industry. With over 60 years of experience working with Kitsap’s elected officials, the KBA is a highly respected and well-qualified representative of the local construction industry. Additionally, by joining the KBA you automatically become a member of the Building Industry Association of Washington, and the National Association of Home Builders. At each level, staff are monitoring regulations and working on your behalf (often on issues the average business owner isn’t even aware is developing).
Who wants to leave money on the table? Wouldn’t you rather get it back to spend as you wish? Members in the KBA can access a variety of “money back” programs.
Check them out here:
ROII Select – The BIAW Return on Industrial Insurance (R.O.I.I.® ) program, the largest retrospective ratings group in the state, provides member companies with several important advantages, including the possibility of getting some of the money you pay to Labor and Industries each year back in your pocket. Only companies that participate in a safety program and risk pool, like our R.O.I.I. program, can get a portion of their L&I premium back. To learn more visit www.biaw.com for additional details.
BIAW Rebates – The Member Rebate Program is an exciting program that can actually put money back into your pocket. Through this program, the country’s leading manufacturers pay rebates as their way of thanking our members for their loyalty to their products. You may already be utilizing many of these products, so why not get paid a rebate for something you’re already doing? You are not required to change how you do business; no receipts are required, and the claim form is easy to fill out and submit.
National Purchasing Partners - Save on products for your business and employees through your association’s partnership with NPP. Membership is free. NPP provides discount pricing for businesses of all sizes. Through the buying power of more than 300,000 NPP members, you can save on brands you use every day. Visit the KBA landing page for more information!
Lowe's Pro - Lowe’s Pro and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have had a strategic alliance since 2010. As a current member of NAHB, you're entitled to many benefits including Lowe's Business Credit, NAHB Online Savings, and the Volume Savings Program! To learn more watch these videos on NAHB Member Savings Overview, Business Credit, and Online Discounts!
KBA Website Member Listing – Gain a presence on the Internet without the responsibility of building and managing your own site, with your membership information listed in our online membership directory. View our Find A Member section to see what your listing might look like. If you have a website, we will link it and any other social media tools you use like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. Our membership list is available to the public and other members 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Enhanced listings and web banner ads are available. Contact the KBA for more details.
Note: Not responsible for technical difficulties that may occur from time to time. The KBA will do its best to keep member’s information visible.
Printed Member Directory – An annual directory of KBA members is produced and printed each year. These directories are mailed to all current members, provided to all new members throughout the year, and provided free to public at our events and other locations around Kitsap.
Advertising Opportunities – Members of the KBA can advertise on this website, in our annual printed directory, digital reader board sign, sponsor events, banners, social media, and many others. Contact the KBA for more details.