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


Most companies save 10-15%.

GRIP safety stripes

Improve safety and save money on workers’ comp.


Get QuickBooks discounts and expert-led financial education.

Homeowner's Handbook

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

Make home buying less stressful with help from John L. Scott, BECU, and more.

Premier Puget Sound builders tell you how-to just like the pros do.

Transform your spaces for the most dazzle—and the least dollars.

Make the most of your home 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.


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


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


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.


Members get discounts on events and classes.

Aug 21

Design Mix

Connect in comfort!
Aug 30

MBAKS Summer Bash

We’re excited to announce our first annual Future Leader Award at this late-summer celebration, presented by AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet.
Sep 5

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Sep 5

Membership Council Luncheon

Eat, learn, and have some fun.
Sep 6

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Giving Seattle room to grow.
Sep 11

GRIP Claims 101™ Webinar

Tips & tricks for navigating workplace injury claims from start to finish, now available online.


“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


“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


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

  • The Developing Trade War & Interest Rates

    The U.S. economy is, at present, growing very rapidly, and 2018 is shaping up to be the best year for economic growth since 2006. As a result, the Federal Reserve is a lock to raise rates by a quarter point in September and there is at least a 70 percent chance that they will do so again in December to cool down growth and prevent inflation from taking hold. But plenty can go wrong with this forecast.

    Aug 14, 2018

  • PRESS RELEASE: Master Builders Association Hires Jeremy Hall as Its New Chief Operating Officer

    Bellevue, Wash—August 9, 2018—The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) is excited to announce that Jeremy (Jerry) Hall will join the organization as the chief operating officer. Hall, most recently principal of Brightspeed Consulting, formerly served as COO of two medicolegal services companies. He has an extensive background in strategic planning and maximizing operations efficiency. He will join MBAKS on Monday, August 13.

    Aug 9, 2018

  • Sure is Hot Out There. So Why’s the Market Cooling Down?

    Is that faint rumbling we hear in the distance carryover from Seafair Weekend and its barrage of air and sea entertainment? Or could it be that ever-elusive housing bubble finally popping and coming back down to normal levels of absurdity?

    Aug 7, 2018

  • It’s Tax Time—Can I Deduct My Home Remodel?

    Tax Day is April 17. If you’ve recently remodeled your home or are thinking about renovating in the future, you may be wondering if there is a way to deduct a remodel. After all, you’re looking at a big investment, and it sure would be nice to lower your tax liability to soften the blow.

    Apr 19, 2018

  • 7 Ways to Finance a Home-Remodeling Project

    Owners finance home-remodeling projects in many ways, from using savings to borrowing from a 401(k) to bank loans. Here are some of the most common avenues to pay for your dream remodel.

    Apr 12, 2018

  • Stay Safe This Spring by Checking the Condition of Your Deck

    Do you have a deck? If so, now is the time to address it. Do you know the condition of the structure of your outdoor entertaining or lounging area? It may have been inspected when you bought your home, but have you thought about the safety of it since?

    Apr 5, 2018

  • Spotlight on Amy King and Square Peg Development

    Square Peg Development isn’t your usual construction business. It’s a social enterprise that strives for both profitability and positive social change. But it didn’t begin that way.

    Aug 15, 2018

  • First Lamp LLC: 5-Star Single-Family

    Built with a homeowner in mind, this single-family home in the Bryant neighborhood of Seattle hosts many unique features not typically seen on new construction projects.

    Jul 30, 2018

  • Built Green Gets Online

    The long-awaited day has come: Built Green members can now complete the bulk of their project and membership items online. No need to scan and email forms anymore! This functionality will free up member and staff time. Builders will be able to access their project information via their convenient online accounts.

    Jul 18, 2018