Why Be a Member of the 

North Coast Building Industry Association

Judie Docs, Executive Officer – CSP, MCSP, CGP, CMP, MIRM
North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) ncbia.com

The North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) serves Erie, Huron, and Lorain counties.  Our members have been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the communities we serve since 1944.  NCBIA was founded as a not-for-profit local affiliate of the Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses related to the home building industry.   Our members are builders, remodelers, tradesman, and associated professions representing the collective interests of the residential construction industry in Erie, Huron, and Lorain County.   They are reputable and dependable.  We hold safe the free enterprise system and the American Way of Life.

The Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) is a 4,000-plus member trade association representing home builders and their associate vendors in a legislative and regulatory advocacy capacity on a statewide basis. OHBA serves its membership by promoting initiative-taking involvement on state issues and legislation impacting the residential building industry, wetlands, affordable housing, workers compensation, etc.  OHBA will continue to serve its members as the voice of the building industry on a state level.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is one of the largest trade associations in the United States.   Headquartered in Washington, D.C. NAHB’s mission is “to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry.   Chief among NAHB’s goals are providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent, and affordable housing.”  Founded in 1942, NAHB is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations.  About one-third of NAHB’s more than 140,000 members are home builders or remodelers.  The remaining members are associates working in closely related fields within the housing industry such as mortgage finance and building products and services.

NAHB’s various groups analyze policy issues, take the industry’s story to the public through the media and other outlets, monitor and work toward improving the housing finance system, analyze and forecast economic and consumer trends, and educate, train, and disseminate information to members.  NAHB represents the industry’s interest on Capitol Hill, and also works with federal agencies on regulations affecting the housing industry in areas such as mortgage finance, codes, energy, and the environment and maintains the NAHB Research Center.  

The NCBIA is a proven association.  We have been around since 1944 – – almost 80 years and are constantly evolving as the people we serve and times demand. 

The NCBIA provides a broad experience to its members:

Education – Get a competitive edge over non-members with exclusive training opportunities.  

We are offering the 10-hour OSHA certification May 15 & 16, as well as an education day June 8 with 4 sessions, including Construction  Law, Tax & Accounting Strategies and Social Media for your company. Whether you are a member or not, you are welcome to attend these educational events.    Just call 440-934-1090 or email judie@ncbia.com for more information.  

Networking – It is not just who you know, it is who others know.   Networking is powerful.

Visibility – Stand out and get noticed in your community.

Discounts – Increase your purchasing power through members-only discounts and perks.  Our workers comp group rating program can save you up to 53%.

Credibility – Raise your reputation through membership.

Have a Voice – Gain a say in what happens in government through advocacy efforts.

Leading the building industry, creating, and strengthening neighborhoods, providing economic growth, and advancing the education and professionalism of our members to benefit our community.   

If you, or know someone that may be interested in further information on our association, in regard to joining or the services our members can help you with, just give me a call 440-934-1090.  

Our association is dedicated to promoting, protecting, strengthening, and informing our local home building markets and those who work within them to ensure we are, independently and collectively are a viable economic engine of growth now and in the future.  Please feel free to use the NCBIA as a resource for any need that you may have, chances are we have a dependable and reputable member that can assist you (from Accountants to Window Cleaning).   

The NCBIA is your local not-for-profit trade association representing member companies involved in all aspects of home building, remodeling, and other aspects of services available to help you in the future as well as more information on the above topic.   So, you can see it is for your protection that you use a NCBIA member. If you are unsure that your contractor is a member of the NCBIA or you are looking for a list of NCBIA members, you can visit our website at www.ncbia.com or call 440-934-1090.   We also have a job posting board (under the industry tab).   

Just updated!  Our 24/7 Virtual Parade of Homes!!!  Allows you to look at some of our builders’ new homes and communities on your mobile device or computer at your leisure.  We know time is our greatest asset and via our NCBIA Virtual Parade of Homes, we save you time looking for a new home or a community that fits your lifestyle. 

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Homeownership is truly a cornerstone of the American way of life.  North Coast Building Industry – Come Build with Us!