Upcoming events

July 04, 2017 9:00 AM • GFWBA
July 11, 2017 11:30 AM • Dunaway Associates- 550 Bailey Ave. Ste. 400
July 11, 2017 3:30 PM • Morrison Supply/Expressions 5001 Bryant Irvin Rd N, Fort Worth, TX 76107

GFWBA Membership Benefits


Benefits

Information is power and as a member of the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association, you have a professional staff and volunteers working on your behalf to keep you apprised of developments, discoveries, and changes in the local, state and national affairs that directly affect the residential construction industry. The impacts could be in the form of regulatory or code changes, industry mandates, educational requirements, safety training, etc.. Through your membership investment, you will be able to utilize resources at the local, state, and federal levels to maintain your information edge. 

Examples of the specific information benefits are:
  • Free access to WESTLAW legal research services through the NAHB Legal Department: Contact David Crump, Director of Legal Research at NAHB at 800-368-5242 x8491
  • Housing Market Index Snapshot: Follow the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index to measure the single-family housing market.
  • Housing’s Economic Role: Learn more about housing’s impact on the nation’s economy and how it plays a role in our daily lives
  • Today’s Lumber Costs: NAHB can tell you what the cost of framing is today, as well as price per square foot.
  • Hot Off the Press: Get more on the housing market’s health with NAHB’s economic publications
  • Texas Builder is the official publication of the Texas Association of Builders, providing the latest news on homebuilding trends, new products and services, laws and regulations and issues concerning the homebuilding industry.
  • TABloid is a monthly newsletter outlining legislative, regulatory and various building news. It is available for download on the Web site.
  • TAB NewsBriefs is a twice weekly e-newsletter containing national, state and local new articles relating to the building industry.
  • Legislative Line is a bi-weekly newsletter published during the regular Texas Legislative Session. It details bills filed and actions taken by the Texas Legislature. It is available for download on the Website.

Education & Safety Training Programs

An expanding offering of professional training programs and seminars are hosted or sponsored by the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association. Our goal is to provide critical information that improves the knowledge and professional development of those employed in our industry. Our Membership Services Committee works directly with our professional staff to create relevant and time sensitive training programs to meet the needs of our members and consumers. Examples of some of the offerings are:
  • Various Educational offerings throughout the year - typically one per month.
  • Discounted rate in our BuildSafe Texas program.
  • Economic Forecast
  • Legislative Updates

Local, State & National Government Liaison

You stay close to the policy-makers through the services of the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association’s professional staff and volunteer committees. We work on your behalf in in the regions local cities and towns; and with state agencies, the governor’s office and the legislature. NAHB representatives actively lobby in Washington, meeting regularly with members of Congress, administration officials and cabinet officers to ensure housing remains a top priority during the formation of national policy. NAHB maintains the nation’s third largest trade association Political Action Committee. Learn More

Committee & Council Memberships

Tailor your committee involvement to areas of special interest – Membership Services, Government Affairs, Special Events, Education, Website Development and much more.

Website Listings, Searches & On line Directory

All members get their company listed in the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association on line Membership Directory. Builders and Re modelers are listed in our “Find A Builder or Re-modeler” search used by Associate members and the public. All Members are listed in our “Find a Member” search used by both builders and the public. Builders can list their homes for free on our home search site (see Discount Programs). All listings include links back to the member’s website.

Membership Events

Monthly general membership luncheons and other membership events are held at varied locations and provide an excellent opportunity to strategically market your company and network within the industry. Program speakers address timely topics like the Association’s annual economic forecast, motivational programs, tax issues and housing afford ability. These events include:
  • Education Events
  • Luncheons
  • New Member Receptions
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Trade shows
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Charitable Fundraisers
  • Builder & Associate Services Directory
Be seen with the best of company. The Association’s membership directory lists member firms alphabetically and by business classifications. A desktop reference full of useful sources, this directory is distributed throughout the Association membership to give you maximum visibility within the homebuilding industry.

Discount Programs

Pocket the Savings PhotoBeing a member of the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association means that your company and your employees can enjoy discounts on a variety of products and services. Our Discount Programs include:
  • Free home listings for builders at New Home Source
  • Free website listings for trade contractors and re modelers
  • Special rate for job listings on Jobing.com
  • Home Builder Purchasing Program – Verizon, Staples, TaletWise, AirGas, TimeCard
  • NAHB Member Advantage
  • Renewal Zone discount on real estate renewal classes
  • Local & NAHB Membership Services
  • Invaluable Business Contacts
As soon as you join, you become part of a network of industry professionals; people to do business with and share knowledge with. All the association functions and committee activities provide you with invaluable contacts in the homebuilding industry. You meet fellow members, learn of other business activities and cultivate potential clients. The result is a fuller, more rewarding professional life.