HBAG Health Plan
Is medical coverage increasingly costly for you and your employees? The HBAG Health Plan is a health plan sponsored by the Home Builders Association of GA and owned by its participating members, which provides comprehensive medical, prescription and other optional benefits on a cost effective basis. By aggregating the buying power of our members, the Plan provides coverage in a manner similar to many of the country’s largest companies, with substantially greater control.
To discuss this program in greater detail and obtain a rate quote, please contact HCS at 1-888-393-7590. Click here for details.
Supplemental Insurance Benefits you can offer your employees. CLICK HERE for details.
Home Builder Purchasing Program
The Home Builder Purchasing Program offers significant discounts on a wide variety of products and services by pooling the collective purchasing power of our members. This allows even our smallest member companies access to the best possible prices. CLICK HERE for details.
CLICK HERE for Home Builder Purchasing Program vendors.
Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan
The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association has established a Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan for YOU! Through the plan you can possibly:
- Eliminate your 401(k) fiduciary liability
- Reduce administration time spent on the plan
- Never file another 5500
- Never conduct another plan audit
- Have potential cost savings
- Have no surrender charges
For more information on the plan CLICK HERE
Builders: Market Your Homes & Communities for FREE on AtlantaHomeBuilders.com
Greater Atlanta HBA builder members can list their homes and communities on the HBA web site for FREE. Powered by NewHome Source, www.atlantahomebuilders.com is yet another resource for shoppers specifically looking for new homes and builders in metro Atlanta. Listings feature only new homes, so builders will not be competing with re-sales, rentals and, most importantly, no foreclosures! And you can easily expand your reach beyond the HBA web site to include over 300 leading real estate portals like NewHomeSource.com, Move New Homes, AOL Real Estate, Yahoo! Real Estate, Trulia, and more! For more information contact Jill Wise at JWise@thebdx.com.
FREE Risk Management Consulting for HBA Members
Got a question about OSHA policies? Call the professionals at Risk Management Partners.
It works like this: Call the hotline at 770-232-1977 ext. 21 if you have any questions about OSHA requirements; explain the reason for the call; leave your name, contact information and the best method and time of day to reach you; and you’ll receive a response within 24 hours.
The hotline can answer questions and provide input on issues such as:
- site visits or citations from OSHA
- safety topics such as when is fall protection equipment is required and who needs safety training
- forms required by OSHA such as OSHA 300 logs or inspections data
The HBA’s annual membership directory provides exposure of your business to thousands of industry professionals, while strengthening your relationship with the key purchasers who are interested in your products and services.
Protect and Promote the Building Industry
When you join the HBA, you support the organization’s Government Affairs program. The Association is hard at work with an agenda to advance your interests–educating lawmakers and the general public about the important ways in which our members positively impact the economy and support the metro Atlanta community. The HBA strives to promote the professional image of our members and the building industry within the community, while supporting you in promoting your company and services.
Advance Your Career
Among builders, the Certified Professional Home Builder carries the highest degree of respect and recognition. Remodelers strive to become Certified Graduate Remodelers, and sales professionals seek the Certifed Sales Professional designation. In addition, we have certification and credentialing programs for trade contractors, seniors’ housing professionals, superintendents and associates. Earn a credential to demonstrate your knowledge of the industry and to position yourself and your company as a candidate for rapid growth.
Hire Qualified Staff
Get access to the HBA’s exclusive JobBank, an Internet-based referral service that matches building professionals with the industry’s most lucrative career opportunities. Job posting opportunities are available only to member companies.
Analyze Industry Trends
A subscription to Atlanta Building News (ABN)accompanies your membership. The ABN is a building industry journal to which industry experts contribute articles and on which industry professionals rely for coverage of local and national issues. In addition to ABN, the National Association of Home Builders’s Builder Magazine and the Home Builders Association of Georgia’s Georgia Builder Magazine accompany your membership.
Sharpen Your Knowledge
The HBA’s convenient education program delivers wisdom and advice straight from the minds of the building industry’s elite. Our education program is intended to help elevate you to become a leader in your field by offering the best, most extensive continuing education programs available, whatever your specialization. The HBA has targeted curriculum, accomplished instructors and widely respected education opportunities in the business.
Build with a Mission
HomeAid Atlanta builds shelters to help temporarily homeless individuals and families regain lives of self-sufficiency. The HomeAid program is the building industry’s gift to the nation—a gift that is bringing help and hope to the temporarily homeless.
EarthCraft House serves as a blueprint for homes that cut energy and water bills and protect the environment. EarthCraft Houses provide builders a sign of quality and commitment to home buyers and their surrounding community. As an EarthCraft builder, you receive training, one-on-one design and construction advice, marketing materials and direct referrals.
Connect with Consumers Through HBA Member Logo
Consumer recognition is important to you. We strive for the home buying public to turn to the HBA as the reliable source when making important decisions about their future in home buying. The recognizable HBA logo is provided to members in good standing, upon request, for use on promotional items, advertisements, etc. Usage of the HBA member logo does not imply or denote endorsement of a product, service or company by the HBA and cannot be used as such by the member. E-mail the member company name and company primary contact name to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the HBA member logo and usage instructions.
The Dispute Resolution program provides builder assistance by being a resource and an educator for consumers with builder concerns, and provides assistance in facilitating dispute resolution.
The Academy for Home Buyers program provides the opportunity for home buyers to become astute consumers.
Utilize Available Resources
Current information and resources are vital aids in building a successful business. The HBA Bookstore offers an array of useful tools and reference materials to help you in your daily business needs.
Are warranty calls a problemω The Homeowner Handbookcan help! It is a comprehensive and cost-effective way to cut down on warranty calls and set home buyers’ expectations regarding warranty and maintenance issues.
The Partnering Guide is your tool to strengthen and more clearly define the builder-trade contractor relationship. This resource identifies acceptable standards of performance and expectations before construction begins.
Save Money on Your Business Expenses
The National Association of Home Builders’ Member Advantage program gives members an easy way to reduce expenses, maximize profits and increase efficiency. Through agreements with leading national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family. In the past 3 years, members have saved more than $21,000,000 through Member Advantage. For the most up-to-date information about the companies are offering discounts, as well as detailed information on how to access the savings, visit www.nahb.org/ma.