Membership Day Brings in 5,055 New Members in Tough Times
The tough housing market did not deter federation members and local associations from recruiting 5,055 new members during NAHB’s National Membership Day on May 19.
“We are surprised and pleased with the membership results of this year’s drive,” said Ed Brady, of Brady Homes in Bloomington, Ill. and the 2009 NAHB membership chairman. “We consider the real victory to be the high participation and high energy we saw this year. Our members are no less committed today than they have been to cultivating a strong local membership.”
“With member retention a key focus for every local association, it’s important to recognize all the members who participated in the drive for their dogged efforts,” said William Deiss, NAHB’s executive director of membership. “The Spikes who recruited more than 5,000 new members this year hold the keys to helping us actively engage these newcomers in the culture and benefits of membership in our federation.”
New Member Breakdown
The 5,055 new builder, associate and affiliate members who were recruited included:
- 4,307 builder and associate members
- 197 affiliate members
- 116 Sales and Marketing Council members
- 198 NAHB Remodelers
- 57 Women’s Council members
- 6 Commercial Council members
- 30 NAHB Multifamily members
- 90 50+ Housing Council members
Top Performing Local Associations
The top performing local associations were, according to preliminary pledge results:
Top Performing State Associations
Tips To Maximize Your First Year of Membership
- Get connected. Access Members-Only content on the NAHB Web site, www.nahb.org, on topics from business management, effective networking, housing issues, and much more. Need help logging in? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Learn more. The NAHB University of Housing provides extensive opportunities, ranging from one-day conferences to industry designation programs. Find programs in your area at www.nahb.org/education.
- Save money on many services you probably already use. Check out www.nahb.org/ma for information on the many valuable discounts available to our members from national brands such as GM, Dell, Paychex, Hertz and more.
- Show up. Check the list of upcoming meetings and events for opportunities to network with your 200,000 fellow members. See the full list of meetings on the NAHB Web site, www.nahb.org. Be sure to save Jan. 19-22, 2010 for the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
- Talk to the experts. Bring your specific industry question or concern to the experts. Call 800-368-5242 x0 and be guided to an NAHB expert in legal services, environment issues, business management, legislative affairs and more. Experts are just a phone call away.
- Look at the big picture. You are now a member of your local association, your state association* and NAHB. Each branch of the federation offers a distinct package of benefits that will enhance your membership experience and your bottom line. Tap into them.
- Read Nation’s Building News, the free, official online news publication of NAHB, for the latest housing news, tips and information. There are stories in it every week that will benefit your business. As a member, it is sent to you every week. Subscribe your employees, too, at www.nahb.org/nbn.
*The following states do not have state associations: Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Missouri and Rhode Island.