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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.

Tuesday
Sep 21

SMC Design Mix Happy Hour

Connect in comfort!
Thursday
Sep 23

Addressing Performance Issues through Coaching

This session includes a review of a progressive disciplinary process including verbal, written and final warnings. We will also cover when to coach for performance and when to document for further action.
Thursday
Sep 23

Remodelers Council Dinner

Join us for our first in-person Remodelers Council Dinner of the year! Presented by Contract Furnishings Mart.
Saturday
Sep 25

Rampathon

MBAKS members and community volunteers head to homes throughout King and Snohomish counties to build wheelchair access ramps.
Wednesday
Sep 29

CAPS 1: Marketing & Communication Skills

Grow your business with knowledge and tools for effectively marketing and selling to the Aging in Place market.
Thursday
Sep 30

CAPS 2: Design Concepts for Livable Homes

Create a safe, comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place with attractive designs that address common challenges.

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.

  • 2021 General Endorsements

    Each election cycle, our Affordable Housing Council (AHC) interviews candidates at the city, county, and state levels to determine their degree of support for our industry. The following candidates have received an AHC endorsement for the 2021 election cycle.

    Sep 17, 2021

  • MBAKS Opposes Proposed Sammamish Amended School Impact Fee

    On September 2, the Sammamish Planning Commission held a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 21A.105 SMC – School Impact Fees, regarding the local impact percentage the developer contributes to the school impact fee calculation.

    Sep 3, 2021

  • Snohomish County Adjusts Final Lift Bond Calculations

    Responding to MBAKS and member concerns over cost, Snohomish County Public Works has adjusted its final lift bond calculation worksheet and released the worksheet and other supporting documents.

    Aug 27, 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

  • Built Green Conference Preview

    Sep 1, 2021

  • Announcing the Launch of the Washington Materials Marketplace

    The City of Tacoma, Seattle Good Business Network, and the US Business Council for Sustainable Development announced the launch of a new program that allows for circular reuse of products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills.

    Aug 24, 2021

  • Building in the Time of Wildfires

    Between extreme heat and drought across the entire Western U.S. the annual wildfire season has arrived early in the Pacific Northwest. During the construction phase of any project, there are strategies that can be implemented to keep the build site and staff safe and healthy during wildfire season.

    Aug 12, 2021