Be part of an exclusive network
As a member of the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association, you’ll be part of a collaborative group of industry leaders who are committed to professional excellence, to supporting each other and to sharing information and experience to help their business, your business and the home construction, land development and renovation business.
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN HHHBA?
→ Your HHHBA membership identifies you as a highly recommended and trusted business and presents a mark of professional distinction. It is an indication of a higher quality of products and services and it inspires trust and confidence with clients and consumers.
→ HHHBA is one of the only associations where members create strong, long-lasting professional and personal connections. We are a big family with a culture that encourages and strengthens genuine relationships that lead to successful collaborations.
→ Successful relationships are a result of preservation of culture: before approval, new applications are circulated amongst our members and are vetted by our BoD and Membership Committee. In addition, our referral/ sponsor program guarantees that new and old members share similar values and ideas.
→ HHHBA members are also members of the Ontario HBA and the Canadian HBA and they benefit from services and activities of all levels. They also have the opportunity to gain provincial and national industry recognition by participating at the OHBA and CHBA Awards of Distinction.
→ Through a range of provincial, local and national networking events, our members open their doors to new business opportunities at all three levels of the Association. By joining HHHBA you are joining an exclusive network of leading industry professionals who are committed to exchanging information and experiences, support each other in business and build successful partnerships.
→ Our members have exclusive access to industry and business news through the OHBA and CHBA online news sources and print publications, as well as through our own newsletter, Development Council news and HHHBA blog. All updates are accessible at all times at a dedicated “members only” section on the HHHBA website.
→ Our members have access to a wide variety of educational material and professional development courses through seminars, education forums, webinars, training programs and others. They are able to develop their skills, stay informed and manage their business successfully and profitably.
→ Our Membership Advantage Program has a significant financial value. When used successfully you can easily cover and exceed the monetary value of your annual membership fee.
∗ Your Voice in our Industry
Since 1942, the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’Association (HHHBA) has been advocating for the interests of our industry. As a group, we provide an effective voice for the land development, home building and renovation industries, as well as for new home buyers. We are actively engaged in working to ensure our members’ interests are represented at all three levels of government and we advocate on behalf of consumers for choice, affordability and sufficient supply.
∗ Marketing Benefits & Industry Recognition
Your HHHBA membership identifies you as an industry professional and is a mark of professional distinction. It speaks volumes for the quality and level of your services or product and inspires trust and confidence with clients and consumers. HHHBA gives you the opportunity not only to promote your business through the Association’s print and digital marketing platforms, but also gain official recognition through the Awards of Distinction, which showcase the highest levels of achievement in design, construction, technology, promotion and marketing.
∗ Professional Development
The HHHBA offers our members a wide variety of educational materials and news sources. Through a range of seminars, education forums and training programs, our members are able to develop their skills and stay up to date with the latest information on business practices, innovative systems and products. In addition, through various online news patforms and print publications, HHHBA members have the opportunity to stay well informed with the latest industry and business news and are able to use this knowledge to manage their businesses and operate profitably.
∗ Developing Strong Connections & Strong Businesses
By being a HHHBA member you open the door to new business opportunities. Through dinner meetings, seminars, social & professional events and other activities, you have the opportunity to network with other businesses locally, provincially and nationally. Our members can also make meaningful connections and work with people from different areas of the industry by joining a Committee or a Council. At all three levels, our Association gives our members the opportunity to get informed and make valuable business contacts through a range of conferences and seminars.
∗ Ontario HBA & Canadian HBA
All HHHBA members are also members of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and they benefit from services and activities at all levels. OHBA deals with a range of legislation and regulations that affect our industry and promotes professional recongition for all our members through Awards, events and conferences. CHBA , advocates the interests of the industry, creates alliances to promote solutions, develops publications and consumer material and brings all the members together at the annual CHBA conferences.
∗ Builder & Developer Members
By joining HHHBA, you are joining a group of the area’s leading home and condominium builders who are committed to exchanging information and experience, and to supporting each other in their businesses. Our members belong to an exclusive business network of builders, suppliers, trade contractors and service professionals. Your membership builds confidence with your clients and the consumers and gives you access to a full slate of services that give you the chance to have a voice heard by the government, stay informed and build recognition with consumers.
∗ Renovator Members
By joining HHHBA, our renovator members can apply to become Renomark Renovators, an attribute that translates to renovation excellence and quality of services and separates trusted professionals from part-timers and underground cotractors. The Renovators Mark of Excellence identifies professional contractors who have agreed to abide by a renovation-specific Code of Conduct and provide a superior level of service. Renomark renovators are highly trusted, recommended and preferred by the consumers as they commit to successful, high-quality, renovations.
∗ Associate Members
Our associate members include trade contactors, manufacturers, suppliers, financial institutions & morgage insurers, warranty providers, housing agencies, as well as service and professional companies. Our members have the opportunity to make strong connections with industry leaders, build successful business relationships and get professional recognition within the industry. Our Association also gives our members access to a wide range of services and information that helps them manage their business, improve their skills and build a profitable, successful future.
How to join the HHHBA
Fill out the HHHBA membership application
Select your membership
Applicants can join as individuals, or as a company (with more than one representative identified on the application fee).
There are four categories to choose from:
* Builder/developer members are required to pay into a mandatory Consumer Protection Fund. This fund is used for advocacy on behalf of our members. The base amount of this fee ($500) is included in the above membership fee. The total fee is based on a fee table linked to the average units built and developed based on a 3 year average. The total IPF fee varies according to each unit sold/developed bracket as per the detailed table in the membership application document.
** The Youth/Entrepreneur rate is available to all non-builder member entrepreneurs who wish to join the association, who are under 35 years of age, have been in business for themselves for less than five years. This introductory rate is available for the first two years’ of membership, after which time the member will revert to a full Renovator or Associate member.
Your application is reviewed and approved by the HHHBA board
Prior to joining the HHHBA, you’ll be required to:
- Provide an application sponsor (a member of the OHBA or CHBA)
- Provide two business references (a member of the OHBA or CHBA)
- Provide a New Home Warranty Number (builder members only)
- Agree to uphold the HHHBA Code of Ethics