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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.

Thursday
Oct 28

General Membership Networking

Network with fellow members and hear from leading industry experts.
Tuesday
Nov 2

Shaken, Not Stirred Happy Hour

But you can order your drink however you like.
Tuesday
Nov 2

First Aid/CPR

Make employee safety a priority with this potentially life-saving training.
Wednesday
Nov 3

Developer Builder Issues Council Virtual Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Nov 4

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Virtual Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Nov 4

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) New Year, New Rates - First Look at your 2022 EMR & Premium Rates.

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: Continued Multifamily Permit Growth

    Multifamily permits jumped again in King County—a 113% increase over the average for the last 12 months. King County was joined this month by a spike in Pierce County multifamily permits (247% over average) and modest growth in Snohomish County multifamily permits (8% over average). 51% of housing permitted for the month in the three-county region was in buildings in King County with five or more units. Two-unit building permits are also up 87% over average in King County, possibly due to local ADU policy reforms. Single-family permits remain fairly stable, with slight month-over-month increases in Snohomish and Pierce that are nonetheless at or below the 12-month average for those counties.

    Oct 26, 2021

  • King County Implements Procedure Change to Save Time and Money

    King County recently announced progress on the implementation of a procedure change to save members time and money.

    Oct 15, 2021

  • MBAKS Updates Housing Toolkit to Assist with Local Planning

    Document highlights 41 actionable ideas to enable more housing choices.

    Oct 15, 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