Frequently Asked Questions
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- Associate members are all non-builder members
- Builder memberships are broken down by the number of homes built annually
- If you are a builder and also remodel, you can add the category of remodeler for $100 annually
- If you only remodel homes, you will join the GHBA as a Remodeler
- Realtors have the option to join under our HAR – GHBA Partner Membership
The GHBA is designed to help all companies involved in residential construction to better contend with industry challenges through collective action. We believe in building a strong and profitable building industry for Houston members and customers. As a part of Houston’s building industry, we trust that you are also concerned with the same basic business objectives that confront our industry.
All CURRENT association members are encouraged to use the official GHBA logo in their marketing materials. Joining the association shows that your company is committed to professionalism and the highest level of customer service. So go ahead, flaunt your membership!
Creative Uses for the GHBA Logo:
- Business cards & letterhead
- Yard signs
- Vehicle decals
- Company hats & t-shirts
- Fridge magnets
An individual can join the Sales & Marketing Council for $100 annually.
There is no charge to join a committee or division and almost all meetings and events are open to all GHBA members. We encourage you to attend events and stay actively involved. Email the GHBA Membership Department or call 281-970-8970, ext. 110 to find out how and where to get plugged in!
Working at the local, state and federal levels, GHBA and our federation work hard to keep onerous regulations and legislation at bay. From elections to major policy changes, your Government Affairs Department keeps a close watch on all the issues that impact your ability to earn a living.
The GHBA’s nationally recognized Education Department endeavors to deliver the highest quality of education, training and professional development to our members and the residential construction industry. The GHBA offers more than 100 affordable, informative, industry-specific courses and 12 different professional designations, all certified by the National Association of Home Builders. When the competition is fierce, expertise sets the leaders apart.
GHBA hosts over 200 events annually. These events range from committee luncheons and after-hour networking events to golf tournaments, cook-off competitions and black-tie awards programs. The GHBA has 16 councils, committees and divisions in which to participate, and offers hundreds of sponsorship opportunities and targeted advertising options through our various publications, the weekly e-Newsletter and the GHBA website.
From our 401(k) program, comprehensive business and health insurance, to shipping and automobile discounts – GHBA members have access to some really good deals! To maximize your membership, the association offers money-saving discounts from GM, Lowes, FedEx, Dell, Budget, Hertz and Avis Car Rental, HP, Office Depot, Wyndham Hotel Group, FTD, Omaha Steaks, and more!
Non-members may advertise in GHBA’s magazine, Houston Builder, and in the GHBA Membership Directory. However, there is a significant advertising discount offered to members, which typically saves you more than the cost of a membership.
The association exists to promote and protect the interests of the home building industry. In 2016, the 25,000 homes built in the Houston Metro area generated over $7.4 Billion into the local economy and created 83,577 jobs. Every 100 homes constructed in the Houston Metro area will generate over $29.5 million annually and more than 300 jobs.
We encourage all GHBA members to check their contact information throughout the year to ensure that the GHBA has the most current information for you and your company.
The GHBA offers many targeted advertising options, from our member website which receives nearly 10,000 visits each month, the weekly e-Newsletter that keeps members up-to-the-minute on industry news and reaches more than 4,500 potential customers each week, to advertising in the monthly Houston Builder magazine.
Consider a GHBA Partnership, and you can receive tons of free perks—like print and online advertising, GHBA room rentals, and member mailing lists—at no additional cost. For complete details on becoming a GHBA Partner, take a look at the GHBA Marketing Guide or contact any GHBA staff member.
Can’t commit to a GHBA Partnership? That’s okay! We just want to see your smiling faces at GHBA events, committee meetings and educational courses. Please take full advantage of the many options GHBA offers to help you expand your business and your network. You have literally hundreds of options. Most of these are low cost, but pay out big-time in professional development and expanded industry connections.
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As a member, you have full access to all the resources offered by the association. GHBA is here to help ADVANCE & STRENGTHEN your career. Your foundation is set. Now start building you!See what opportunities are available for you!