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We are happy to announce that our building is reopen to members as of June 28! Your safety matters to us and we want to make this reopening permanent; masks and social distancing are required for those who are either unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated. For more information and updates, visit mbakscovid19.org.

Keep More of Your Money

Save on health insurance, get discounted building supplies, receive workers’ comp refunds, and more.

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Most companies save 10-15%.

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Improve safety and save money on workers’ comp.

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Grow your business with member-to-member sponsorship and advertising.

Homeowner's Handbook

Attention do-it-yourselfers! Browse our expert-driven guides and resources to get that weekend project done right.

Make homebuying and selling less stressful with help from real estate experts.

Pro tips from premier Puget Sound builders for a successful homebuilding process.

Transform your space for the most dazzle—and the fewest dollars.

Keep your family safe and protect the value of your investment.

We Care About The Puget Sound

Our communities are also our homes. Learn how we help make our region a better place through our advocacy efforts, sustainability practices, and community outreach programs throughout King and Snohomish counties.

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We advocate for builders on the federal, state, and local levels and assist members with permitting and regulatory issues.

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We want to keep our region green. Learn how to certify green homes and implement green building practices.

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From building free wheelchair ramps to painting community centers to park cleanups, our goal is to ensure everyone has a happy, healthy place to call home.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND CLASSES

Members get discounts on events and classes.

Tuesday
Aug 3

Your Marketing Strategy Blueprint

Learn how to create a marketing strategy that will deliver results.
Tuesday
Aug 3

Shaken, Not Stirred Happy Hour

But you can order your drink however you like.
Wednesday
Aug 4

Spike STARS Meeting *New*

Come learn more about new member recruitment
Thursday
Aug 5

Estimating & Scheduling for Profitable Business

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to perform two of the critical processes in project preparation: estimating costs and creating the schedule to complete the project.<br />This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to perform two of the critical processes in project preparation: estimating costs and creating the schedule to complete the project.
Thursday
Aug 5

Getting Your GRIP on Claims, Comp, and Safety

Do you want strategies and tools to be successful in the GRIP retrospective rating program? This is the webinar for you!
Thursday
Aug 5

Seattle Builders Council Reception *Cancelled*

Hear from local experts on issues affecting Seattle homebuilding, together and safely in person.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

“We hold meetings for existing residents even before buying the property, to talk with them and see if building there (in a particular neighborhood) would be a good fit in the first place.”

Aaron Fairchild, owner, Green Canopy Homes
Green Canopy Homes' Sam Lai, Kate Wells-Driscoll, Eric Lubert, and Aaron Fairchild

MEET OUR MEMBERS

“The MBA Trust has consistently been 10–15% less expensive for us, even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”

Todd Bennett, president of BDR Companies and a 21-year MBA Health Trust Member
Todd Bennett, president of BDR Companies

LATEST FROM THE MBA BLOGS

Catch up on the coolest tech, breaking industry news, latest advocacy efforts, and more.

  • OFM Releases April 1 Official Population Estimates

    The Office of Financial Management (OFM) has posted its annual population update, which shows continued growth in the Puget Sound region. As of April 1, 2021, King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties added 66,200 people. According to The Seattle Times, the Seattle metropolitan area, which includes King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, now exceeds 4 million people.

    Jul 23, 2021

  • Wildland Urban Interface Maps Finalized, Will Impact Some Homebuilders

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently finalized maps identifying Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas statewide concerning fire protection requirements and minimum standards.

    Jul 16, 2021

  • King County Adopts Amended EV Proposal

    The King County Council this week voted unanimously to adopt legislation that requires new development to install electric vehicle ready or electric vehicle supply equipment in parking. In addition to an amendment to remove the requirement for single family, cottage housing and some attached townhome development as defined in code, this measure also provides clarification around load management technology when serving multiple EVSE spaces simultaneously.

    Jul 16, 2021

  • Wine Room Design Trends: What You Need to Know

    Home cellars used to mean putting wine racks in your basement. But today, the possibilities are endless.

    Sep 17, 2020

  • Eight DIY Tips for Creating a Stunning Shower Experience

    One of the reasons bathroom remodels are so popular is there are so many great styles and options to choose from. But with so many choices, it can sometimes be tricky to know where to start or what to focus on. To keep things simple, we’ll focus on creating a stunning shower enclosure to tie the whole bathroom together.

    Sep 10, 2020

  • Let's Talk Decks

    Want to spend more quality time in your outdoor space? Consider building a deck.

    Sep 3, 2020

  • Earth Advantage Partners with Built Green to Provide Certification Data for Western Washington

    Earth Advantage®, Inc. and Built Green® announced a partnership to deliver green and energy-efficient home data through the Green Building Registry® (GBR).

    Jul 23, 2021

  • TC Legend 5-Star Bellevue Net Positive House

    Located on a portion of a subdivided family property, this 2,614 square-foot Bellevue home is a beautifully built house that helps to foster multigenerational ties and community. With Built Green 5-Star and Net Zero Energy certifications and an EPA Indoor airPLUS certification, this award-winning TC Legend home is an example of the influence and success of the Built Green program.

    Jul 7, 2021

  • Martha Rose Construction: 5-Star City Cabins at Abbott's Alley

    This small enclave of live/work units is located in the heart of Skagit County, with all of the healthy home and energy efficiency features you’d expect in a Martha Rose Construction project. Despite being a novel idea when first proposed, this project has been a good reminder that reviving the old way of “living above the shop” has a myriad of benefits.

    Jun 1, 2021