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Americans Invest in Housing

Many homeowners count on their home equity to fund retirement, their children’s education, and other important needs. Learn more about the value of homeownership at www.NAHB.org/Consumers #HomeownershipMonth

Get set for big changes to plumber contracting in July

Contractors, does your work include plumbing, whether it’s in every project or just an occasional job? If the answer is yes, be prepared for major changes starting July 1. The state Legislature is requiring all plumbing work to be done by a new category of contractors called licensed plumbing contractors.

Remodeling Projects that Add Value to Your Home

What remodeling can you have done to add the most value to your home?

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler

After spending more time at home this year, you may be ready to give your dwelling a refresh. A remodel can modernize your home and add more value. Before you start a project big or small, consider finding and hiring a professional remodeler. Read more to learn about the benefits of hiring a professional remodeler.

Tacoma Considering Banning Fossil Fuels and Natural Gas In Residential Construction

Earlier this week, the Tacoma City Council approved a resolution to prohibit new City Buildings from using fossil fuels and natural gases. New residential and commercial buildings could see a similar rule in the future, too. Master Builders Association of Pierce County has expressed interest to be involved in the process as the City considers applying the rule to new residential construction.

Stronger Together Membership Drive: 2021 Spring/Fall Contest

We all have made connections that lead to memorable deals and sometimes great friendships! As members of Master Builders Association of Pierce County, your relationships matter and our organization relies on referrals to help build our community. For our “Stronger Together” Membership Drive, we are thrilled to embark on this exciting journey to grow our membership. Read more for contest details and prizes.

Let’s support Local Hospitals during COVID-19: N95 Mask Drive

Master Builders Association of Pierce County is putting out a call to action for our builders, remodelers, painters, and everyone else who may have protective masks – Please consider donating N95 masks so they can be distributed to local healthcare professionals.

Development Officials Forum Recap

Last Friday at our virtual Development Officials’ Forum, eight different jurisdictions around Pierce County signed on to share their latest staffing concerns, permitting timelines, and efficiencies gained through working from home during COVID. A common theme, of course, was the abundance of applications ahead of the February 1st building code changes.

New Home Sales Are Not Slowing Down

A new year often marks the beginning of a new life chapter. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are interested in purchasing homes.

Verizon 5G and Your Business: Real-time Response and Experiences

Master Builders Association of Pierce County membership includes access to National Purchasing Partners (NPP). Through our partnership with NPP, members can receive a corporate discount on Verizon that provides eligible business members 22% off their Verizon monthly access fees.*

February is Careers and Technical Education Month

February is Careers and Technical Education (CTE) month. CTE promotes and supports locally-based middle and high school programs that provide 21st century, academic and technical skills for all students.

MBA’s Gross Density Comp. Plan Amendment Removed from County Docket

Read about the resolution that removed our comp plan amendment from the current cycle. Find out what our next steps are.

The Latest on MBA’s Gross Density Pierce County Comp. Plan Amendment

Our application has caused quite the stir at the County and, as the amendments begin their hearings this month, there are many moving parts to keep track of as it pertains to the Gross Density Amendment. Check here for the latest.

Limited-time offer from Airgas – Are you signed up for NPP?

Your Master Builders Association Pierce County membership includes access to National Purchasing Partners (NPP). For a limited time, Airgas is offering members a guaranteed 10% cost savings on industrial gases for 2021!*

Show Me Your Leads 2021: A Year to Grow

As members of Master Builders Association of Pierce County, your relationships matter and our organization rely on referrals to help build our community. Learn about our latest member referral contest!

MBA & MDC: A Supportive Housing Partnership

Master Builders Association of Pierce County recognizes the problems our county faces with lack of available housing for those in need or facing hardships. In an effort to provide more support, Master Builders Association of Pierce County has teamed up with Metropolitan Development Council.

Master Builders Association of Pierce County presents a Diaper Drive

Members of the Master Builders Association of Pierce County are always looking for ways to give back and help support our community. If you are looking for more ways to give this holiday season, we are extending the opportunity to support the Metropolitan Development Council (MDC) with their Diaper Drive.

Winners Announced for 2020 Member Recognition Awards

Master Builders Association of Pierce County announced the 2020 Member Recognition Awards at the virtual Board of Directors meeting on December 8th. Not only were we able to recognize outstanding members, the 2021 board members were officially installed.

Lunch and Learn Sessions with Master Builders Association of Pierce County

Connections matter! In an effort to further connect members and build partnerships within our association, Master Builders Association of Pierce County is excited to introduce weekly Lunch & Learn sessions. Take a look at the upcoming schedule!

2020 General Election Results

Check out how our candidates faired this year in the General Election.

Q4 Development Officials’ Forum Recap

Earlier this month, the Development Officials’ Forum met over Zoom to discuss local issues, staffing shortages, permit numbers, and efficiencies gained. Find the jurisdictional updates here!

Member Spotlight: Phillips Burgess PLLC ranked in 2021 “Best Law Firms”

Congrats to Phillips Burgess PLLC, who has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list Nationally in 2 practice areas and Regionally in 5 practice areas.

Master Builders Association of Pierce County and MBAPC Affordable Housing Council 2020 General Endorsements

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County (Master Builders Association of Pierce County) endorses housing-friendly candidates at the local, state and national levels for every election regardless of their political affiliation. Check out our 2020 General Endorsements here.

2021 IBS will be an All-Virtual Event

Due to health and safety concerns and ongoing travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, NAHB has announced that the International Builders Show (IBS) will be an all virtual event.