Residential Real Estate
Mar 21, 2022

The Benefits Of Membership With Your Local HBA

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WHO ARE WE?

Established in 1965, the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) is a not-for-profit trade association affiliated with the North Carolina Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. As the second largest HBA in North Carolina, and the fifth largest Association in the United States, the WCFHBA represents more than 1400 members throughout the Cape Fear region. As a member of this association, you are viewed as our extended family. A family of suppliers, finance professionals, tradesmen, builders, real estate professionals, and many others who work together to keep our region strong. Nearly every home built in the Wilmington region is built or touched in some manner by a member of this association. 

BEYOND NETWORKING, WHAT OTHER TYPES OF BENEFITS DO I RECEIVE BY BEING A MEMBER? 

As a member, your benefits are vast and tangible. They range from business-building resources to money- saving discounts to an effective grassroots network that helps shape the views of our elected officials and lawmakers. Our 3-in-1 membership provides every member with a strong foundation to be noticed, connected, and heard across many different spectrums. We position ourselves to be included in the decision-making process on legislation, regulation, and other issues that affect your bottom line. 

Whether it be related to a natural disaster, pandemic, or daily operations, the WCFHBA stays in constant contact with the regulatory agencies, policymakers, elected officials, and state and national HBA leadership to keep you up-to-date. 

Members have access to our exclusive rebate programs and can save hundreds to thousands of dollars on anything from services to truck rebates to discounts on affordable workers compensation insurance through our partnership with Builders Mutual. 

HOW DOES BEING A MEMBER FURTHER MY EDUCATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION? 

As our industry has grown and evolved, it is no secret that education and professional development are key components to our members’ success. Staying abreast of the latest code changes, supplier changes, and technological advancements in construction is paramount. The Association serves as a key education provider and can deliver all the required courses needed to fulfill the eight hours of continuing education that North Carolina General Contractors are now required to take. 

The future of our industry is rooted in cultivating new leadership through our workforce development initiatives. The Paul Gregory Foundation was created many years ago to serve as the philanthropic arm of the WCFHBA to help advance our industry by partnering with local schools to expose our area’s youth to the construction industry, helping local charities, providing scholarships to deserving students, and participating in community outreach programs. The WCFHBA recognizes the link and has seen the direct result of investing in our future; to date, the WCFHBA has awarded well over $40,000 in scholarship funding to deserving students and applicants who have enrolled in construction and vocational programs in the Wilmington region. 

HOW DOES MY COMPANY GET IN FRONT OF CONSUMERS AND OTHER MEMBERS? 

We host over fifteen different events throughout the year with our largest event being our Annual Parade of HomesTM. The Parade showcases the craftsmanship, diversity, and quality of the region’s premier homes. Consumers have the opportunity to explore homes, get to know builders, view home descriptions, view photos and floor plans, take 3D virtual tours, and see the latest in construction, designs, and furnishings. 

We work to provide connections for our members, and each year we publish the Cape Fear Buyers Guide. This guide displays our members and their primary business category to our entire membership, and over 18,000 copies are distributed throughout the Cape Fear region.

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