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For precautionary reasons related to COVID-19, MBAKS offices are closed until King County enters Phase 3. 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.

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 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
Oct 27

Building Association Social Hour *NEW!*

Make new connections, get referrals, build your business, and have a BASH
Wednesday
Oct 28

Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Initial

Train to inspect, install, and manage stormwater controls on your site.
Thursday
Oct 29

Significant Changes to the 2018 Codes

Covering changes to Washington amendments, plumbing, fire, and mechanical codes
Thursday
Oct 29

Competent Person Training: Fall Protection

Get hands-on with various fall protection systems, establishing a controlled access zone, and safety monitoring systems.
Friday
Oct 30

Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Recert

Is your CESCL certification about to expire? This course is for you.
Tuesday
Nov 3

GRIP Education Webinar

Join us for one or both of these exciting topics: Getting your GRIP on Claims, Comp & Safety • First Look at 2021 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.

  • Burien Moving Forward With Housing Action Plan

    Between 2013 and 2020, Burien’s average two-bedroom rents increased 45%, while median sales prices increased 103%. Burien has the second-highest home prices in the South King County subregion.

    Sep 25, 2020

  • MBAKS Joins Partners in Launching Coalition for More Housing Choices

    This week, your association joined with regional leaders, civic organizations, businesses, labor, and nonprofits in announcing a new coalition formed to advocate for a shared and defined vision for housing in our region.

    Sep 25, 2020

  • King County to Begin Growth Target Setting Process

    The process will begin with a countywide meeting in October, date yet to be determined. Additional meetings through 2020 will be scheduled. MBAKS will be following these meetings, as well as continuing to work with individual jurisdictions.

    Sep 25, 2020

  • 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

  • 2020 Built Green Award Winners

    The Built Green Hammer Awards honor members for their outstanding projects and contributions to sustainable homebuilding over the past year in different building categories.

    Oct 6, 2020

  • Built Green Virtual Conference Preview

    September has finally arrived, which means the 2020 Built Green Conference, presented by King County GreenTools, is only a couple weeks away! Our team’s a hive of busy bees making this a conference you won’t want to miss.

    Sep 2, 2020

  • Blackwood Builders Group: Greenwood Ave. Rowhouses

    Blackwood Builders Group's Greenwood Ave. project, located at the juncture of Fremont, Ballard, and Phinney Ridge, provides rooftop views of some of Seattle’s most iconic scenery. Where a single-family residence once sat, a five-unit rowhouse now helps maintain urban density, well-connected to the bustling neighborhood.

    Aug 4, 2020