1. Three-for-One Membership
When you join our local association, Builders Association of North Central Florida (BANCF), you receive the benefits of three Memberships. You automatically become a Member at the state level, Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), and national level through the National Association of Home Builders(NAHB) – that’s three Memberships for the price of one.
2. Exclusive Networking Opportunities
As an alliance of more than 550 local Members, 7,700 state Members, and 143,000 national Members from all areas of the industry, association membership is a one-stop networking shop! From local networking Member Mixers and monthly Membership Meetings to state and national conventions, committees, and other special events, there are hundreds of ways for you to meet – and build – relationships with fellow professionals, customers, and suppliers…Members doing business with other Members.
3. Powerful Advocacy
Every day, NAHB, FHBA, and BANCF fight to defeat excessive regulations that are driving up the cost of housing. That puts money and time back in your pocket! On a local level, we keep you informed promptly and provide opportunities for you to make a difference. For example, meetings are held monthly between BANCF Members and city and county staff to keep channels of communication open between the industry and those who develop and enforce building regulations. These casual lunches are open to any BANCF Member. Look at some of the ways FHBA and NAHB are helping your business right now.
4. Critical News & Information
Knowledge is your best defense in this rapidly changing industry and Association Membership is the single, most-authoritative source of housing information. Your Membership ensures that you’ll be in-the-know. With timely news alerts, BANCF’s Weekly Update, NAHB and FHBA magazines, special-interest newsletters and publications, plus 24x7 access to bancf.com and NAHB and FHBA’s Members-only website -- you get the latest building information as soon as it’s released. And, only a phone call away are professional staff at BANCF, FHBA, and NAHB to help you find the information you need.
5. Opportunities to Market your Business
Sponsorships, Advertising, Parade of Homes, Online Directory, Exhibit Space…There is something to fit your marketing needs and budget. And, all opportunities are exclusive to Association Members!
6. Access to Expert Advisors
Wouldn’t it be great to have a team of industry experts at your disposal to address your specific business questions for free? When you become a Member, you get instant access to NAHB’s distinguished economists, legal research staff, financial experts, librarians, and regulatory and technical specialists. Free Legal advice on such issues as builder liability, contracts, zoning, impact fees, and the environment…Technical assistance on wetlands issues, sewer and water regulations, and safety regulations.
7. Exposure to the Latest Building Products and Services
As a BANCF Member, you can attend FHBA and NAHB’s trade shows and expositions at a low Member price and get a first-hand look at all the latest products and services. FHBA’s annual Southeast Building Conference, held in Orlando, has hundreds of exhibits. NAHB’s annual International Builders’ Show™ has thousands of attendees from across the nation, and hundreds of exhibits and educational sessions.
8. Fun, Fun, Fun
All work and no play makes for a dull Association. BANCF offers a variety of social events such as our annual Family Fishing Weekend, Golf Tournament, Installation Banquet, and Member Mixers. All are a great way to have fun and get to know your fellow Members.
9. Member Benefits
BANCF Members receive exclusive opportunities for BANCF Special Events, Membership Meetings and Advertising. Through FHBA’s Insurance Programs, Members can participate in specialized insurance programs specifically for the Florida Construction Industry. And, FHBA & NAHB offer Members exclusive access to discounts from GM, Hertz, Office Depot, UPS, FTD and many more.
10. Do Something Good for Your Community
For over 60 years BANCF Members have actively contributed to our community, providing housing to low-income residents, educational opportunities for elementary and high-school students, and providing scholarships for students looking for a career in the building industry .