Through committee involvement, participation in meetings, and through attendance at industry social functions, we can offer input toward the major issues facing our industry in addition to exploring emerging trends which can affect our industry’s direction. Together we can explore emerging trends, gain critical advance notice of pending legislation, and create dynamic solutions to currant challenges.
Enhance your company image in the building industry and receive public recognition by displaying the respected Durham Home Builders’ Association Logo and/or RenoMark Logo in your advertising. This recognition reassures your customers that your company is a member in good standing within an organization of respected construction industry professionals, who demonstrate the commitment it takes to succeed in our industry.
Working together, our members maintain a respected and powerful voice at the municipal, provincial, and national levels of government. Successful lobbying initiatives at these various governmental levels can result in a variety of positive legislative, regulatory, and policy changes or improvements. DRHBA representatives meet regularly with our regional representatives, giving us a pipeline to mayors, city planners, chief building officials and key department heads – people who impact strongly on our industry.
Whether it’s through attendance at membership dinners, or via the several association-sponsored local events, one of the most celebrated reasons for membership is the networking possibility afforded to members. As we socialize, we can exchange valuable ideas, stay in touch with clients and peers, and ultimately grow our business.
DRHBA offers member savings which can ultimately pay for an entire annual membership fee! Our discount cards entitle members to special offers and discounts with participating program partners. In many cases, these saving opportunities can be extended to employees, model home incentive packages, and new home buyers. Membership can truly have its advantages.
In today’s fast-paced environment, our clients, suppliers, and peers are increasingly relying more on the types of advantages that web-based information systems, and social-media systems have to offer. Through our dynamic association website, members learn about new products, updates on building technology, and currant market trends through various technical publications or links to member sites. Through our Word Press Blog, members can ask questions or offer solutions via our member forum. There are even ways for the public to gain insightful answers to FAQ’s regarding the housing industry, renovation issues, or basic “where to start” type questions. By utilizing this multi-faceted approach, members gain instant industry knowledge on a wide array of regional, provincial, and national issues via Twitter, Linked-In, or FaceBook. Coincidentally, the beauty of these media opportunities is that members can expand their own marketing and advertising by participating.
Members can enhance their business opportunities by gaining member and public recognition through participation in cooperative advertising programs and event sponsorship. Whether sponsoring, or taking part in various events such as the Provincial Annual General Meeting, Business Showcase, Golf Tournaments, or Charity Functions, members are able to project a positive social responsibility within the association and in their local community. By entering programs such as The Awards of Excellence, members can win prestigious industry recognition for the superior products, services, and technological efficiencies they offer within the building industry.
RenoMark is the renovator’s mark of excellence within our industry. Renovators that become part of this program are committed to a higher standard of professionalism, have legitimate business licenses or designations, offer real warranties, and take care of the details that make your home renovation project a positive experience from start to finish.