Affiliation As a member of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association, you automatically become a member of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV). NAHB represents nearly 200,000 firms across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Committee Involvement With numerous active committees available, you can increase your association visibility and take better advantage of the networking opportunities that are part of your membership. This gives you a chance to get to know other prominent members of the community. This also allows you to make important decisions that can effect your business’ success. Click here to get a full list of our committees and councils.
Community Service Through the work of our charitable foundation, there are many opportunities available to serve the community and citizens in need of assistance. As a FABA member you have the chance to make a difference for your fellow neighbors!
Discounted Services & Products Many discounted products and services are available through NAHB’s Member Advantage program. Visit our Member Discounts page for a complete listing of products and services.
Educational Opportunities Ongoing education of our members is of critical importance. There are regularly scheduled seminars dealing with current trends and topics, as well as special courses available for advance studies in construction and building code compliance, remodeling, sales and marketing.
Ethics All members are required to comply with a specific code of ethics, which reinforces our level of professionalism and public credibility within our community. To find out more feel free to take a look at our About Us page, this will explain our Code of Ethics, our Mission Statement and our Focus.
Hiring Finding the right employee can be difficult and using online job posting sites can become expensive! That is why FABA decided to offer our members the opportunity to advertise open positions on our website! We will also take the initiative to post job postings on different social networking sites so that you will receive more than enough applicants to make the right choice. Click here to see our Market Place Classified page.
Marketing Events Several opportunities are available each year to present your products and services to a targeted audience. One example is the Parade of Homes, during which the homes are open to the public free of charge. The homes are advertised on out Parade of Homes website! We also offer free marketing of any new homes currently on the market. FABA members ONLY have the oppritunity to post their homes absolutly free on our “Find a New Home” page. This allows new or current residents of the Fredericksburg area to search for homes specifically developed and built by FABA builders.
Monthly Membership Meetings Our membership gathers monthly. This is an excellent networking opportunity and a chance to enjoy the company of other members. We always make sure these meetings are a chance to relax and have fun with other Fredericksburg business owners. Take a look at our General Membership Meetings page to see the different types of gatherings we put together.
Permit Expediting Our new Permitting Division will make your permitting sorrows go away! We will not only take the stress out of preparing the permit application, that can change from county to county, but we will make sure we stay on top of the approval process so you can start building as soon as possible. All members get an AMAZING discount for both residential and commercial permits. Visit our Permitting Page to learn more!
Political Action Committee A committee reviews and evaluates making financial contributions to local candidates for public office who endorse our belief in the free enterprise system and effect legislation to advance the building industry. To learn more about our Legislative Meetings click here.
Publications We publish a monthly newsletter and an annual directory to keep our members informed and to provide additional advertising and marketing opportunities. We also allow marketing on our website and facebook page. Make sure that everyone recognizes your business and everything you have to offer for little to no costs!
Social Events Aside from the many professional benefits of membership, there are continuous opportunities for family fun and relaxed socializing such as spring and fall golf tournaments. Make sure to check out our Events Pages for a complete listing of our different exciting events.
There are so many opportunities offered to members of the Fredericksburg Area Builder’s Association, there is just no reason why you shouldn’t join today! Whether you are new to the trade or have years of experience FABA welcomes you!
Please do not hesitate to join.