When you join CHBA Fraser Valley, one of the local affiliated Home Builder Associations in B.C., your company automatically becomes a member in CHBA at the local, provincial and national level.
Benefits of Joining
Take advantage of the following benefits and services available. Contact the Fraser Valley office for more information on any of the items listed below:
As a member of CHBA Fraser Valley you are perceived by the consumer to be a professional, experienced, reliable builder or trades person. Use of the CHBA logo is available to all members in good standing. CHBA members agree to a voluntary Code of Ethics which is promoted to the public.
2. Education and Training
CHBA Fraser Valley regularly puts on seminars for home builders and related industry suppliers to assist them in keeping abreast of new technology, requirements and trends. Courses which lead to the and the Certified Housing Professional (CHP) and Certified Master Builder (CMB) made available regularly in order for our members to upgrade their skills and stay ahead of the competition. We currently offer a Cohort Program in the Fraser Valley.
3. General Membership Breakfast Meetings
Build relationships with builders, suppliers and related professionals by attending these breakfast meetings for members. Each meeting has a keynote speaker, relevant to the industry. Exclusive breakfast meeting sponsor opportunities are available to position your company strategically in front of the local home builders.
4. Annual Golf Tournament
CHBA Fraser Valley coordinates a great, fun golf tournament annually for the benefit of its current and future members held the last Friday in May.
5. Annual Membership Directory
Your company and contact information are listed under your category as well as alphabetically. You have the opportunity to take out an ad in the directory as a member for a nominal rate to give your company more exposure. Over six thousand directories are distributed annually in key locations throughout the Fraser Valley & Home Shows.
6. Web Site
Your company and contact information are listed by category on the Fraser Valley Home Builders website, in the membership directory.
7. Member Referrals
Often the Fraser Valley Home Builders Office is phoned by a consumer asking for a home builder or member trades person. We are quick to provide contact information for our members as a referral.
8. BuildIN – Education Conference
CHBA FV brings together builder and developers from the area and outside to learn industry specific information. These speakers provide tremendous current information and insights with value to our members and the business community at large. Local suppliers have an opportunity to participate as a sponsor in this high profile project and have a booth to promote their products to the delegates. Sponsors are recognized in various ways according to their sponsorship level over a one year period.
9. Annual Parade of Homes
New, attractive and energy-efficient homes built by local companies will be on display during the Canadian Home Builders Association - Fraser Valley Parade of Homes, scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. Parade of Homes in the Fraser Valley will offer new home buyers and those thinking of remodeling an opportunity to see and ask questions about new products, technologies and designs from a variety of local professional builders, land developers and product suppliers.
10. Canadian Home Builders Association of BC and Canadian Home Builders Association
Your membership includes membership in CHBA-BC, the provincial organization that advocates for industry regarding appropriate education, training and the elimination of the underground contractors who jeopardize the whole industry. It also includes membership in CHBA, the national body that lobbies the federal government on issues relevant to the homebuilding industry like indexing GST rebate thresholds, reforming federal tax laws to encourage rental housing investment, and revising immigration rules. These groups are well respected and influential with elected officials in advocating on behalf of the Home Builder Industry sector.
11. Leadership/Personal and Professional Growth
Every member has the opportunity to chair a committee or run for a Board Director position of the organization at the local, provincial or national level. The experience and connections made are invaluable and are reflected in the success of your business
12. Awards of Excellence Programs
As a member you are eligible to participate in our annual CHBA Fraser Valley Awards. CHBA members are eligible to also enter the provincial Georgie Awards as well as the National Housing Excellence awards. Winning a home builder award lends great credibility and profile to your business and is a great marketing tool.
13. Home Trade Shows
As a member of CHBA Fraser Valley you have the opportunity to participate in a highly promoted regional trade shows as a booth volunteer. This is a great way to show your support for a professional association you belong to.
CHBA Fraser Valley is the voice of the residential builders for this region often consulted by municipal departments and media on residential building topics and issues.
15. Standard Contract Documents
The following standard contract documents are available for a nominal cost to CHBA members:
- Construction Agreement
- Renovation Agreement
- Construction Specifications
- Builder & Sub Contractor Agreement
- Purchaser and Contractor Agreement
- Change of Work Orders
- Costing Estimates
- Offer to Purchase
- Sales Agreement