Top 10 reasons to join HBAI today
- Three-for-One Membership
When you join your local association, you automatically become a full member at the state and national level – that’s three memberships for the price of one.
- Powerful Advocacy
Our legislative division monitors an average of 4,000 bills a year in the Illinois General Assembly. Our record of success in state government is unsurpassed.
- Critical News & Information
Our national association (NAHB) is the single, most authoritative source of housing information. With weekly news alerts, industry magazines, special-interest newsletters and access to HBAI and NAHB’s members-only Web sites – you get the latest building information the minute it’s released.
- Invaluable Networking Opportunities
From local networking receptions and monthly membership meetings to regional trade shows, national committees, and special-interest councils, HBAI provides many ways for you to build relationships with fellow professionals, customers and suppliers.
- Nationally-Recognized Educational Programs
HBAI provides affordable, quality educational programs designed by our national association. The programs are available in a variety of formats to help members keep a competitive edge. Learn how to reduce costs or increase your profit margins by attending one of our programs.
- Access to Expert Advisors
Wouldn’t it be great to have a team of industry experts at your disposal to address your questions for free? When you become an HBAI member, you can get instant access to our legislative staff, as well as NAHB’s legal research staff, economists, financial experts, librarians, and regulatory and technical experts.
- Exposure to the Latest Products and Services
As an HBAI member, you attend local trade shows and expositions at a low member’s only price. You also get a first-hand look at all the latest products and services. The annual International Builders’ Show attracts over 70,000 attendees, 1,000 exhibits, and over 200 educational sessions.
- Industry-specific Publications
Knowledge is your best defense in this rapidly changing industry. Members of HBAI receive a complimentary subscription to the Illinois Builders Journal, HBAI’s official publication, as well as to Nation’s Building News, NAHB’s member newspaper and to Builder Magazine.
- Professional Recognition
Enhance your professional credibility and visibility by belonging to a respected and widely known trade association.
- Member Discounts
HBAI membership entitles you to discounts on insurance, vehicles, fuel and telecommunications. Your NAHB membership also saves you money on travel, financial services, office products, and more.