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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.

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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 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.

Thursday
Apr 22

Significant Changes to the 2018 Codes - *NEW*

Covering changes to Washington amendments, plumbing, fire, and mechanical codes.
Tuesday
Apr 27

DOSH Inspections: Don’t Be Caught Unprepared

Walk through L&I compliance inspections with the ROII Safety Services Director and an L&I Safety and Health Consultant.
Wednesday
Apr 28

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
Apr 28

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
May 4

PWB Shaken, Not Stirred Happy Hour

But you can order your drink however you like.
Wednesday
May 5

Developer Builder Issues Council Virtual Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.

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.

  • Sammamish Sewer Connection Moratorium Remains in Place

    The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District (District) held a public hearing on March 29 on the 90-day emergency sewer connection moratorium. During the meeting, no decision was made to lift or extend the moratorium which remains in effect until May 24, 2021.

    Apr 2, 2021

  • Low Supply Continues to Push Home Prices Higher

    The median price of single-family homes and condos rose to $679,075 in King County and $576,050 in Snohomish County in February, data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service show. Home prices are rising amid continued strong demand and low supply of homes for sale. King County had less than a months’ supply of homes for sale in February, while Snohomish County had less than two weeks’ supply.

    Apr 1, 2021

  • Snohomish County Releases ADU Ordinance

    Snohomish County Planning and Development Services has submitted its accessory dwelling unit code change proposal to the County Council. The ordinance has already gone through the Planning Commission and will be briefed before the Council before a public hearing is set.

    Mar 26, 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

  • McGraw 4-Star Condo Remodel

    Like many condo remodels, the builder of this 4-Star project faced many HOA hurdles. Building envelope upgrades, like adding insulation or installing new windows, were off the table, but the builder was still able to reduce the unit’s overall energy consumption by over 30%.

    Apr 6, 2021

  • RW Anderson: 5-Star Queen Anne Custom Home

    On the hills of Queen Anne is a new, modern, 5-star single family house. The siding, a combination of shou sugi ban and metal siding, is arranged in geometric patterns that draw your eyes towards the cantilevered floors. On one side, the floor above covers the carport. On the other, floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to see straight through to the waters of Elliot Bay.

    Mar 3, 2021

  • Brett Marlo Design Build: 4-Star Tacoma Remodel

    The Brett Marlo team was able to provide a full, vibrantly painted house remodel with a second story addition, while maintaining a similar aesthetic to the original house and making the house nearly 30% more energy efficient than a new code-built house.

    Feb 2, 2021