The NAHB is a federation of more than 700 state and local associations representing more than 140,000 members. Approximately 33 percent are construction companies in home building and remodeling while the remainder “work in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials.” Furthermore, NAHB members are responsible for constructing about 80 percent of the new single-family and multifamily homes in the United States each year.Read More
With competition arising from every nook and cranny, GMs in the building materials industry can find professional security, increase sales and stay abreast of the latest trends by joining an association.
CrossCheck reviewed a handful of representative orgs that support their membership bases while providing brief descriptions, links to upcoming conferences, and the means to join. We highly recommend seeking out and joining one in your region, so much so, that we wrote this successful article: Ten Reasons to Join an Association.Read More
For entrepreneurs and business owners, visibility and networking are key, but these are just a couple of the many reasons it's a good idea to join industry associations. Local, regional and national industry associations offer a wide range of opportunities that can lead to enhanced business relationships and, ultimately, greater success.
Business has always been about connections. Connecting with your suppliers, your employees and your customers or clients is crucial to continued success. But what about connecting with peers, other business people in your industry that share your concerns, challenges and business needs? Is there value in that? Of course there is, and one way to do this is through industry and business associations.