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For precautionary reasons related to COVID-19, MBAKS offices are closed until further notice. 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%.

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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.

Thursday
Mar 4

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

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

Getting your GRIP on Claims, Comp, & Safety

Do you want strategies and tools to be successful in the GRIP retrospective rating program? This is the webinar for you!
Tuesday
Mar 9

Sales & Marketing Council Virtual Breakfast

What is the best way to get someone's attention?
Tuesday
Mar 9

Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Initial

Train to inspect, install, and manage stormwater controls on your site.
Wednesday
Mar 10

Membership Council Bring Your Own Lunch *New Date*

Enjoy your lunch break virtually with fellow members and share your love of the MBAKS business relationships you've made
Wednesday
Mar 10

Return to Work-It’s Easier Than You Think

GRIP program class: ERNwest's return-to-work (RTW) experts will discuss the benefits of RTW, the process of bringing an injured worker back, and how to integrate a RTW program into your company.

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.

  • Bothell Adopts Corner Duplex, Short Plat Threshold Increase Ordinances

    This week the Bothell City Council unanimously adopted two high priority MBAKS ordinances. Short plat thresholds were increased from 4 to 9 units and duplexes will now be allowed on all corner lots in residential zones.

    Feb 19, 2021

  • Bellevue Adopts Fee Simple and ADU Amendments

    On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Bellevue City Council unanimously adopted two land use code amendments (LUCA) that are priority legislation for MBAKS. The LUCAs enable fee simple ownership of townhomes and remove the three-year wait restriction for attached accessory dwelling units.

    Feb 19, 2021

  • Lake Stevens City Council Supports Increasing SEPA Exemptions

    This week, the Lake Stevens City Council held a workshop to discuss the city’s proposed SEPA exemptions for minor construction. The Planning Commission has held three work sessions to discuss the proposed amendments and has agreed to increase the exemption thresholds.

    Feb 19, 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

  • Brett Marlo Design Build: 4-Star Tacoma Remodel

    The Brett Marlo team was able to provide a full, vibrantly painted house remodel with a second story addition, while maintaining a similar aesthetic to the original house and making the house nearly 30% more energy efficient than a new code-built house.

    Feb 2, 2021

  • Stream Dexios: 4-Star South Lake Union Apartments

    Stream Dexios is a 5-story mixed-use apartment building by Stream Real Estate offering 80 units, from studios to two bedrooms to lofted one- and two-bedroom apartments with private rooftop decks. In addition to living in the prime of the South Lake Union neighborhood, amenities include a rooftop deck complete with gardens and games, a fitness center, storage lockers, bike storage!

    Jan 5, 2021

  • New Codes Means New Checklists!

    Updated January 29, 2021. Since February, the Built Green team has been meeting with our Executive Committee and numerous community stakeholders to update its signature checklists. The team is finally ready to share the last nine months of work that have culminated into a completely updated 2021 Single-Family/Townhome New Construction checklist!

    Nov 20, 2020