Membership

Join the HBA of Berks County for one year. If you do not see the many benefits of being an HBA Member, we’ll refund your local dues!*

That’s right! We are so certain that you will value your Membership that we guarantee it! All we ask is that you attend the following during YOUR first year of Membership:

  • Two Quarterly Networking Events (Contact HBA for 2018 Schedule)
  • Two major events of your choice (Installation Banquet, Golf Outing, Legislative Event, Lobsterfest, Parade Gala, and / or Membership Meeting & Elections)
  • One educational program and / or seminar

If you attend the above and want a refund of your local dues after one year, just call and request it. No questions asked.

C’mon! Give us a try!

Find out why more than 350+ other area businesses have joined the Home Builders Association of Berks County.

*Refund offer applies to the local dues only. A portion of your dues is paid to the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

  1. Business Prospects
    Would you like your company to grow and / or become more profitable? By becoming involved in the HBA, you create more opportunities to meet and share with Members in the building industry and the customers wanting to hire in Berks County and beyond.
  2. Networking Events
    Do you want to know the movers & shakers or be a mover & shaker? For fun and business contacts: Installation Banquet, Reading Royals Hockey, PBA Legislative Reception, Spring Golf Tournament, Reading Fightin’ Phils Baseball, Lobsterfest, Parade of Homes Gala, Kids Easter Egg Hunt and more!!!
  3. Group Insurance
    Will your company grow with better, less expensive insurance? Members have access to our health & worker�s compensation insurance programs – offering some of the best rates in town. This benefit alone may cover the annual dues payment… and then some!
  4. General Motors Affinity Program
    Would you like $1,000 with no strings attached? GM is proud to be the exclusive automotive partner of the NAHB. Receive a $1,000 rebate on every new fleet vehicle ($500 for retail deliveries) you purchase or lease after you negotiate your best deal. If you have a fleet, imagine how much this one benefit can put back in your pocket.
  5. At Home in Berks Magazine
    Do you want to become the authority? Recognized in 2013 as the Best-in-Nation and in 2012 as the Best-in-State publication, this 32+ page, four-color glossy, premium magazine is mailed to & distributed at more than 3,500 locations bi-monthly. Though sent to all Members, its target audience is the home owner and business owner not just the Members. Only Members can submit articles, not professional authors. Write, or have a piece ghost-written for you, to reach new customers.
  6. Home Builders Show and Parade of Homes
    Do you want to show the masses why YOUR firm is the best? These spring events grow each year. The highlights of our year, it is a prime time for Members to talk with customers looking to hire or buy products. What’s more, beginning in 2014, the Parade of Homes is now open to outstanding New Home builders and superb Remodeled Home remodelers & trade contractors.
  7. Discount Advertising
    Do you want to shout from the highest mountaintop? Promote YOUR business at bargain rates in At Home in Berks magazine, on this website’s Online Buyers Guide, & in the printed Membership Directory. Plus, YOU can stand out to other Members by taking advantage of Sponsorship Opportunities
  8. Free Legal
    Do you have any legal questions? For answers to legal questions about the industry, access NAHB’s legal department.
  9. PA One Call Invoice
    Would you like to save $150 every time you dig? Send or fax invoices to the HBA office for verification of Membership and the $150 fee is paid for by your association. Unlimited FREE uses with your Membership.
  10. Full Time Staff
    Do you know it all? Want to? Problems or questions on anything, just call our staff…. we work for you!

Workers Comp Insurance

Membership in the HBA of Berks County makes YOU eligible for the PBA Worker’s Compensation Program with some of the best rates in the state. . .

Contact Erica J. Grimm, CISR for more information on this cost saving program:

Program Administrator:
E.K. McConkey & Co., Inc.
(800) 864-4849 X 3144
egrimm@ekmcconkey.com
www.ekmcconkey.com

Health Insurance

The Pennsylvania Builders Insurance Program (PBIP) makes it easy for you to provide high-quality health insurance (and other employee benefits) to your employees.

The best part… you get special pricing and local representation as a Member of HBA of Berks County.

With PBIP, you have many choices available. Ask your local agent / broker to pick the best PBIP plan that fits your business needs.

PBIP representatives are also available directly to help you.
Contact the PBIP Hotline at (888) 333-7526

More information can also be found at

www.PBIPonline.com

Our Builders Association federation (NAHB, PBA, HBA) celebrates Members who show their love & loyalty by recruiting and helping to retain other Members.

Each new Membership and retention action is rewarded with “Spike” credits – a point system designed to acknowledge our most loyal Members. Once a Member has earned 6.00 credits, they enter into the prestigious Spike Club

A Life Spike Member is any Member with 25.00 or more Spike credits.

LIFE SPIKE MEMBERS:
(25.00 or more Spike credits)

  • Bill Mulhern
  • Walter Greth
  • Kert Sloan
  • Larry Kehres
  • Lavern Horning
  • Kevin Kozo
  • Beth Hahn
  • Don Moll
  • Dave Gallen
  • John Carabello

SPIKE CLUB MEMBERS:
(6.00 to 24.99 Spike credits)

  • Scott Moyer
  • Edward F. Anewalt
  • Lou Fromm
  • Rich Dodson
  • Cathy Sloan
  • Tony Gentile
  • Patrick Dolan
  • Allen Henn
  • Gregg Bogia