NEWS & BLOG

Breaking news and resources from across the industry.

Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • $30,000 in Scholarship Funds Available to Students Enrolled in Residential Construction Programs

    Posted on Apr 25, 2018 in:
    • Community Stewardship
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    BELLEVUE, Wash—April 23, 2018—Nearly 82 percent of construction businesses struggle to find qualified skilled labor, according to a 2017 survey conducted by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) and Redfin. This labor shortage, area companies say, is a factor in too few homes being constructed and contributes to higher home prices.
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  • Membership Minute: Larry Thibeault

    Posted on Apr 23, 2018 in:
    • Video
    • Membership
    • Member Stories
    Larry Thibeault of Lake Stevens Design Build shares how MBAKS helped him go from a cabinet salesman to a builder with $10 million in revenue. Learn more about our member benefits and how they can help your business grow.
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  • May 2018 Builder's Bulletin: Job Growth Still Driving Strong Demand for Housing

    Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    Data on jobs released by the Puget Sound Regional Council recently show the four-county region added 362,800 jobs between 2010 and 2017. At this pace, the region continues to add more than three jobs for every housing unit, placing continued strong demand on housing.
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  • Membership Minute: Square Peg Construction and Weld Seattle

    Posted on Apr 16, 2018 in:
    • Video
    • Member Stories
    • Community Stewardship
    Amy King of Square Peg Construction shares the story of how she founded Weld Seattle and how fellow developers can help their mission while also benefiting themselves. Weld is a nonprofit that provides transitional housing and pathways to employment for those in recovery and re-entry into society.
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  • Membership Minute: Best Plumbing

    Posted on Apr 9, 2018 in:
    • Video
    • Remodel
    • Member Stories
    • Maintain
    This week, Melissa Morrisette, showroom manager for member company Best Plumbing, shares how Best Plumbing can help make your next project a success. Plus: you're invited to Wine Wednesdays in their Seattle showroom!
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer