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For precautionary reasons related to COVID-19, MBAKS offices are currently closed, with a planned reopening date of Monday, June 28. Staff is working remotely and can be reached via phone or email. For more resources, read our COVID-19 updates. Events and class cancellations are noted on our events calendar.

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
Jun 22

Project Management - Part 1

Develop the skills you need for successful project management by learning how to get a project built on time and on budget.  This is a 2 part NAHB live online series.
Tuesday
Jun 22

7 Types of Video Content: What & How to Use Them

Learn the most effective types of video for remodelers—and which fit your needs and goals.
Wednesday
Jun 23

EPA/HUD/WA Lead Certification: Initial

Disturbing lead paint on a pre-1978 home? Become a certified renovator and keep your company in compliance.
Wednesday
Jun 23

EPA/HUD/WA Lead Certification: Refresher

If you are a Certified Lead Renovator nearing the end of your five year certification, this refresher course is for you.
Tuesday
Jun 29

Project Management - Part 2

Develop the skills you need for successful project management by learning how to get a project built on time and on budget.  This is a 2 part NAHB live online series.
Wednesday
Jun 30

Train Up Your Talent Pool

Talent management is more than just hiring the right staff.

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.

  • Press Release: MBAKS Announces 2021 REX/T-REX Awards Winners

    BELLEVUE, Wash.—June 12, 2021—For the 35th year in a row, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) hosted their annual Remodeling/Trades Remodeling Excellence (REX/T-REX) Awards. The REX / T-REX Awards, presented by the Remodelers Council of MBAKS, encourages local remodelers and builders to submit their best projects of the year. Each submission is reviewed by a panel of remodeling professionals from across the country and winners are selected in each category.

    Jun 14, 2021

  • Issaquah Re-Launches Land Use Code Update

    The city of Issaquah has re-launched its efforts to update the Title 18 Land Use Code at the Planning Policy Commission. This update will be substantial and is intended to improve the regulations that guide local growth and development.

    May 28, 2021

  • Lynnwood City Council Adopts Housing Action Plan

    On Monday, May 24, the Lynnwood City Council approved its proposed Housing Action Plan. The plan had previously been unanimously recommended by the Planning Commission. Work now begins on implementing regulations that could be completed by the end of this year.

    May 28, 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

  • 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

  • Dwell Development: 5-Star Net Zero Energy Homes

    Along a few blocks on Bagley Ave. N there are three new Built Green 5-Star certified homes designed with energy efficiency in mind, as well as homeowner comfort. All of Dwell’s projects include triple-pane windows, double 2x4 walls, and heat recovery ventilators (HRVs).

    May 4, 2021

  • Now Accepting Built Green Conference Session Submissions

    We are planning our annual Built Green Conference, presented by King County GreenTools, and we invite YOU to submit a proposal for a breakout session! Proposals are due June 9. This year’s conference theme is Equitable Futures. After spending over a year isolated by social distancing, witnessing the unjust disparities faced by our BIPOC community members, and now the hope brought on by COVID-19 vaccine distribution, we are filled with a renewed sense of purpose.

    Apr 23, 2021