Reasons to Join
Not sure you're ready to join yet? Take a look at everything membership the BIA offers. And then, if you still have questions, please contact Linda Winrod at (614) 818-1397.
Networking, Networking, Networking!!!!
Over 15 social events, more than 30 seminars and 5 general meetings each year. Add the 10 committee meetings each month and you get more than 170 opportunities to network, every year!
Remember, every opportunity is a networking opportunity!
You can save enough money, by using our discount program on items you already use every day, to more than pay for your annual dues. That’s a very effective way to offset the price of membership and provide you with some great products and services. Click here to learn more.
Get Noticed for Free
Our members are the "Who's Who" of the residential construction industry and now they can be found 24/7 through our searchable online directory. It’s an excellent way for consumers to find BIA members who can either build or provide services for their home. PLUS, all BIA members that are involved in building a Parade house are included in the Parade of Homes Plan Book that is distributed to over 80,000 consumers each year.
Three Memberships for One Convenient Price
With your membership, you gain entry into the BIA of Central Ohio, the Ohio Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders and all of their resources. If you don’t believe that that is saying something, just check out www.nahb.org to see all of the information you can take advantage of as a BIA member.
Get Involved in a Home Show
Build a home in the Parade of Homes, have your condominiums/townhomes in CondoQuest, show off your awesome remodeling project in the Showcase of Remodeled Homes or exhibit in our Parade exhibitor’s tent. All of these large show events are open to the public and have their own advertising budget which provides for incredible exposure. Similar advertising, if purchased on its own, would cost you thousands of dollars. Click here for more information.
Attend Education Programs and Members-Only Events
Earn continuing education credits, keep up-to-date with valuable information about our ever-changing industry and earn a designation from NAHB for Green Building, Remodeling, Building and more. Click here to view our current seminars.
Some things just aren’t open to everyone. Take our Economic Forecast, for example. We bring in experts that have analyzed our local economy for a presentation of their findings and predictions for 2009, 2010 and beyond. And, we’ll give you access to view, download and share their presentation materials. How exclusive and convenient is that? The BIA is the only place that you’ll get that kind of tailor-made benefit for you in your local market. And don’t get us started on Net Night…just check out these pictures to see how successful that event was this year. Click here to view our current events.
This is probably one of the most important benefits you may never even know is taking place. We are constantly reviewing, attending and submitting requests, recommendations and legal opinions to ensure the most advantageous climate and policies for our members. We truly are working for you by interacting with local elected and government officials almost daily as well as keeping ahead of State and National issues that may affect you. Become part of an association that is the voice of the building industry and help us to help you, because no growth means no business!
Get Access to Members-Only Printed and Electronic Resources
We have contracts, warranties, foundation blueprints and forms that have been designed and created for you by the BIA and are only available to members. These documents offer the value of convenience and accuracy and are designed to limit your liability.
E-bulletins are delivered directly to your inbox every week. You’ll never miss an opportunity or important news event regarding your industry.