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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.


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.


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.

May 18

Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead: Initial

Train to inspect, install, and manage stormwater controls on your site.
May 18

SMC Design Mix Happy Hour

Virtually connect in comfort!
May 20

Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead: Recert

Is your CESCL certification about to expire? This course is for you.
May 20

EPA/HUD/WA Lead Certification: Initial

Disturbing lead paint on a pre-1978 home? Become a certified renovator and keep your company in compliance.
May 20

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.
May 20

Understanding Leave Laws & Managing Leaves of Absence

Learn about laws that impact your business and how you can help your employees through personal, family, and medical absences.


“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.

  • Lumber Prices Are Through the Roof. Why?

    The cost of lumber is up a staggering 280%. The cost of housing has increased significantly: constructing just one single-family home is now nearly $36,000 more expensive because of skyrocketing lumber prices. A variety of market conditions and consumer choices are driving shortages and increasing prices. This is on top of already higher lumber prices due to tariffs on Canadian lumber imports implemented in 2017.

    May 7, 2021

  • Latest Jobs Report Shows Modest Improvement

    New data from the Employment Security Department show continued modest improvement in the jobs picture for our state and region. The unemployment rate for Seattle/Bellevue/Everett fell from 5.5 in February to 5.4 in March. Meanwhile, construction employment in Washington increased by 1,400 between February and March.

    Apr 22, 2021

  • Snohomish County Releases Updated Final Plat Checklists

    Snohomish County Planning and Development Services has released its new final plat checklist. It will go into effect on May 10, 2021.

    Apr 16, 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

  • 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

  • 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