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Update from Puget Sound Energy – Oct 2020

Effective October 19th, 2020, PSE will be changing the pricing for customer requested Residential Disconnect/Reconnect work. View the full update from Puget Sound Energy, including new rate information.

Shining a Spotlight on Careers in Construction

October is Careers in Construction Month, and it’s a perfect time to recognize the contributions of all the professionals working in residential construction as well as highlight the rewarding careers available in the industry.

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Announces 2020 Scholarship Winners

Master Builders Association of Pierce County (Master Builders Association of Pierce County) is proud to announce 2020 scholarship recipients, all of whom are pursuing higher education in the home building industry.

Made to Last: New Trends in Outdoor Furniture and Fabrics

Creating outdoor rooms remains a popular design trend with home owners across the country. Manufacturers are now creating more durable outdoor furnishings to help your decorating dollars go even further.

Electronic Doorbells: What’s All the Buzz About?

Homes with technology features are prevalent now more than ever. To help you figure out what the buzz is about and decide if a new doorbell is right for you, consider the following.

Tips for Hiring a Reputable Remodeler

After spending more time at home this year, you may be one of the many home owners motivated to modernize your home and hire a remodeler. It’s critical to find a reliable professional to oversee your remodel from start to finish.

2020 Master Builders Association of Pierce County Membership Survey

Attention Members! Please submit feedback regarding Master Builders Association of Pierce County. We appreciate your insight as this feedback helps us to improve your experience.

City of Puyallup Hiring New Director of Development and Permitting Services

The City of Puyallup is now actively looking for a new Director of Planning and Development Services.

Lumber Price Spike Increases Cost of a Single Family Home by $16,000

NAHB reports that the spike in lumber prices which occurred between April 17 and Aug. 21 has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $16,148, and the market value of an average new multifamily home to increase by $6,107.

Open for Nominations! 2020 Member Recognition Awards

Master Builders Association of Pierce County is seeking nominees for its annual member recognition award ...

Home Purchasing Plans Largely Unchanged in 2020

The spread of coronavirus upended almost everything in 2020 with lockdowns and other public health interventions ...

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Submits a Pierce County Comp. Plan Amendment to Change Density Calculations

Last month, Master Builders Association of Pierce County has formally submitted a Comprehensive Plan Amendment in ...

How to Design Your Home Office for Productivity

Productivity is essential within any working environment and it can sometimes be difficult to create a productive ...

Pro Tips for Virtual Housing Hunting

If you’re planning to buy a home but you’re not quite ready to view several dozen homes in person, start by ...

Help Build Fences for Homeless Veterans

Quixote Communities is a local nonprofit that is building 35 permanent tiny homes for homeless veterans living in ...

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Provides 250 Meals for Tacoma Healthcare Professionals

As the “MBA Meals for Medical Workers” comes to an end, we want to express our appreciation to the members who ...

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Members Awarded Over 3 million in Retro checks

Around this time every year, it’s cause for celebration! This year marks one of the highest returns in history of ...

COVID-19 Response: Updates on Permit Office Closures and Inspection Suspensions

Keeping MBA members up to date on jurisdictions' responses to COVID-19. Please check daily for updates here. Last updated 6/10/2020 at 11:28AM.

It’s Census Time!

Have you answered your census yet? Make sure you are counted and complete your census now.

MBA Delivers Meals for Medical Workers with Cafe Pacific Catering

On Tuesday, May 12th, we made our third meal delivery to MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. MBA Meals for Medical Workers is a continued effort to help support our frontline healthcare professionals that are working harder than ever to keep us safe.

Letter from the President

Please read this letter from the Master Builders Association of Pierce County President in regard to our efforts during COVID-19.

MBA Delivers Meals for Medical Workers with Jonz Catering

On Friday, May 8th, we made our second meal delivery to MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. MBA Meals for Medical Workers is a continued effort to help support our frontline healthcare professionals that are working harder than ever to keep us safe.

Growing Resilience in Times of Uncertainty

No one has escaped the uncertainty and sobering realization of how finite resources can be. Historically, what determines those businesses and tradesmen who survive and even thrive after an economic crisis? Studies show resiliency!

Updated Letter to Industry re: Returning to Work in Phase 1

A letter from Puget Sound Energy on industry returning to work during Phase 1 construction.