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Get back to work safely.
 

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We are happy to announce that our building is reopen to members! Your safety matters to us and we want to make this reopening permanent. As of August 19, 2021 masks are required for all while in MBAKS building or at MBAKS events off-site, regardless of vaccination status. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you. 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%.

GRIP safety stripes

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.

Wednesday
Dec 1

Developer Builder Issues Council Virtual Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Dec 2

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Virtual Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Dec 2

GRIP Education Sessions

Join us online and attend one or both of these great sessions: (1) Getting Your GRIP on Claims, Comp, and Safety and (2) Ladder Safety.
Thursday
Dec 2

Partner Appreciation Event: Cheers to Volunteers

We want to celebrate YOU, our amazing volunteers!
Tuesday
Dec 7

First Aid/CPR

Make employee safety a priority with this potentially life-saving training.
Wednesday
Dec 8

Mental Health 101 with NAMI-Eastside

Join us as we launch our partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Eastside) as we discuss important issues regarding mental health within the construction industry. 

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.

  • Builders Bulletin: Months of Supply Remains Low

    Though not quite a record low, housing supply is still far from healthy in the Puget Sound region. Year over year, months of supply dropped 42% to 0.57 and 27% to 0.36 in King and Snohomish counties, respectively. The East of Lake Sammamish MLS map area had the lowest months of inventory for King County, at 0.16; Belltown/Downtown had the highest, at 2.41. King County condo supply was higher, at 0.94 months of supply, than single-family housing supply, at 0.47. The Southwest Snohomish County MLS map area had the lowest months of inventory for Snohomish County, at 0.25, and Northeast Snohomish County had the highest, at 0.49. Snohomish County condo supply was lower, at 0.24 months of supply, than single-family housing supply, at 0.39.

    Nov 19, 2021

  • Built Green Releases New Single-Family Handbook

    Built Green is excited to announce the release of the 2021 Single-Family Handbook. This handbook provides details, resources, and information regarding each credit of our 2021 Single Family/Townhome Checklist.

    Nov 16, 2021

  • Snohomish County 2022 Budget Passed – Includes Broadband Infrastructure

    On Wednesday, November 10, the Snohomish County Council adopted its budget for 2022. This year the County is adopting the allowed 1% property tax increase and relying on a small portion of its banked capacity.

    Nov 12, 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

  • 2021 Built Green Conference and Hammer Awards in Review

    After a year of meeting virtually, we would like to extend a huge thank you to those who attended the in-person Built Green Conference that took place on September 16th at the Lynwood Convention Center. The day was filled with reunions, networking, and captivating sessions tackling everything from building science to policy to increasing inclusivity in our industry and communities.

    Oct 6, 2021

  • Built Green Project of the Year: Crown Hill DADU

    Small in size but high in quality, this net-positive DADU by Targa Homes is a recent winner of a 2021 Dept of Energy Housing Innovation Award, as well as the 2021 Built Green Hammer Project of the Year Award. Constructed for future generations of the homeowner’s family, this 500 SF home will provide a comfortable, efficient dwelling for many years to come.

    Sep 29, 2021

  • Built Green Conference Preview

    Sep 1, 2021