About Us

What is the Home Builders Association?

Since 1975, Union County Home Builders Association has been a  non-profit trade association of leading builders, material suppliers,  subcontractors, lending institutions, utilities, and others whose  primare interest is the promotion, protection, and improvement of the  building industry.  The membership area of responsibility includes Union  County.
 

Its operation is directed by a Board of Directors; all of whom are elected by the membership and serve without salary.
 

An Executive Officer is employed by the HBA to administer policies  determined by the Board of Directors, to keep the membership abreast of  industry developments and to work with committees on numerous projects  and problems in the field of housing.
 

The multiple services provided by the Association and obtainable nowhere  else, are the benefits from a modest annual membership dues payment.   This makes the Union County HBA just about the least expensive, yet most  productive, employee a firm can have.
 

Insurance
 

Members can participate in the North Carolina Home Builders  Association Insurance Programs.  Our own mutual company, Builders  Mutual, offers workers' compensation insurance at rates approximately 7%  lower than most companyies.  Firms who meet certain guidelines can pay  their insurance on a monthly reporting form.
 

Legislative Representation
 

Some businesses assume that state and federal legal matters are too  far removed from them to be of any concern.  Portions of your dues make  your voice heard at the state and national levels.
 

A Director of Governmental Affairs and a Director of Regulatory Affairs  are emplyed on the state level to monitor our state government and rules  and regulations that effect the housing industry.
 

The President and legal staff of the National Association of Home  Builders also observe the building industry on a nation level.  They  track all legislation that affects the building industry, even  testifying at Congressional hearing when necessary.
 

On a local level, the President, Vice President, and Executive Officer  try and stay abreast of things that affect the building industry.  We  have joined REBIC (Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition) to help  with local issues.
 

Even the strongest individual eventually finds it necessary to join with  other like-minded individuals in order to create a louder, more  convincing voice.  The Union County HBA and other local associations  combing for over 14,000 firms under one banner not to mention over  180,000 members nationally.
 

Education
 

HBA members recieve a wealth of reading material which keeps them  abreast of the latest industry developments.  These include NAHB's  Monthly BUILDER Magazine and Nations's Building News, NCHBA's North  Carolina Builder and our own local monthly newsletter which will let you  know about curent issues and fellow members.
 

Our local Membership Director is available online.  Members may request a copy with contact information at any time.
 

Seminars & Speakers
 

Timely topics of interest to all members are presented at the monthly membership meetings.
 

NAHB has the most comprehensive source of Education of building topics  anywhere!  The NAHB library, seminar program and audiovisual departments  and technical services are as near as your phone and the calls are  free.
 

Conventions
 

Annual Conventions from the State and National levels are  other opportunities to learn about the latest in products and  techniques.  The NAHB annual convention is held in January and the NCHBA  convention is usually held in July.
 

Special Functions
 

Annual events such as the Christmas Dinner and semi -annual golf  Tournaments give members a chance for business contacts.  Legislative  Night helps us meet our local candidates.  These events as well as our  monthly meetings give you the opportunity to meet the members and get  involved.
 

Parade of Homes
 

The Union County HBA sponsors a scattered site Parade of Homes usually  held in September or October.  This event spotlights our many fine  builders and gives them a chance to display their product to the  public.  The public gets a chance to see new decorating ideas as well as  new construction techniques.
 

Membership Meetings
 

There are local membership meetings held throughout the  year.  In 1998, we started meeting at noon, with an occasional meeting  during the evening hours.  Check the Events tab for scheduled dates and  times.
 

Members are asked to RSVP by calling the office.  There is a meal  charge, which is billed to the company, following the meeting.  Guests  are welcome.
 

What do my Dues pay for?
 

Union County Home Builders Assocation Membership
 

North Carolinal Home Builders Association Membership
 

National Association of Home Builders Membership
 

Monthly Publications
 

A Voice in the Industry
 

Insurance Programs
 

Would you like to know more?
 

Our staff works to see that the goals adopted by the Board  of Directors and the day to day administrative responsiblities are  carried out.  Call a staff member with your association needs.
 

Local Office:  (704) 296-0404
 

State Office:  1-800-662-7129
 

National Office:  1-800-368-5242