10 Reasons Why You Should be a Member of the Durham Region Home Builders' Association
1. Support Your Own Industry
A prominent statesman once said, "Everyone owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has the moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere." Standing alone you are a "voice in the dark" but by joining other members of the team, you become the "voice of the residential construction industry."
2. Strength in Numbers
Your ideas, help and suggestions are needed to build a stronger association. With over 150 members locally, 4,000 members provincially and 6,800 members nationally it provides you with stronger representation at the municipal,provincial and national levels.
3. Be on the Leading Edge
Get the advantage through the information resources available to you and through the exchange of ideas at meetings, seminars and annual provincial and national conferences.
4. Increase Business Contacts
You can tap into a network of potential customers through the various events, meetings, seminars and conferences offered by all levels of the association. Whether it is a business event or a social event, you will have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals.
5. Acquire Prestige
A member in good standing with the Durham Region Home Builders' Association, signifies that your business endorses the Canadian Home Builders' Association Code of Ethics. Because of this Code of Ethics and excellent reputation, our Association is frequently called upon for assistance and recommendations by local, provincial and federal governments.
6. An Investment in the Future
The Durham Region Home Builders' Association membership consists of builders, renovators, engineers, land developers, trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, utility representatives, educational institutions, mortgage lenders, and professionals engaged in the betterment of the residential construction industry.
7. Promote Professionalism
To identify you and your company as an industry professional. Association members use their membership and the distinctive logo to set themselves apart from the "tail-gaters" and underground contractors.
As a DRHBA member you can connect with industry colleagues to share information and to make important business contacts. The contacts you meet may quickly become associates, customers and friends. By participating in dinner meetings, seminars, product showcases, awards of excellence, committees and other events and activities at all levels of the Association, you will have many opportunities to get the information you need to manage your business and to make valuable contacts with others in the Durham Region residential construction industry.
9. Info at Your Fingertips
By participating in your Association's activities, you will learn more about your business, the industry and the surroundings you live and work in.
10. Increase Your Bottom Line
The bottom line is profits; without them we could not survive. Using the 9 above advantages to the fullest, should be in everyone's strategic business plan.