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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.

Governor’s Office Issues Additional Guidance on Construction Activities

The Governor's Office offers further clarification on "in existence" construction for builders and jurisdictions.

Projects Previously Underway Can Resume Construction

Gov. Inslee, in consultation with the state’s construction industry, announced a plan today to allow current construction projects to be completed. Check out the governor's announcement which includes the full recommendations from the work group as well as a summary of phase one requirements.

MBA Delivers Meals for Medical Workers with Georgio’s Catering

On Tuesday, April 14th, we made our first 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 Puget Sound Energy on the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order

Click to view Puget Sound Energy's letter to industry regarding Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Order.

Inspection Requirements from Bonney Lake, Auburn, and Gig Harbor as Construction Resumes

Bonney Lake, Gig Harbor, and Auburn have provided their requirements to for inspections going forward under Phase 1 construction allowance, approved by the Governor on Friday, April 24th. Check out this post to view their requirements and requests.

MBA Meals for Medical Workers – Donations Needed!

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County has members that care. As a community, we are experiencing the ...

​Master Builders Association of Pierce County’s Government Affairs Efforts During COVID-19

Master Builders Association of Pierce County has been active on the government affairs front these last few weeks, working to mobilize members and jurisdictions as we all collectively respond to our changing world in response to COVID-19.

Recommendations: Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order regarding Construction

Not sure what the Governor's Stay-at-Home Order means for you? Read this blog for important resources.

Puget Sound Energy – Open Letter to Building Community Partners

In response to Gov. Inslee’s March 23 proclamation “Stay Home – Stay Healthy”, we will be temporarily stopping construction of new line and service connections to homes and businesses.

Permitting Action Item Requests of Jurisdictions During COVID-19 Crisis

A copy of Master Builders Association of Pierce County's request to local jurisdictions, asking that they implement items in our permitting action plan so that necessary attainable housing can still be built during the COVID-19 crisis.

Smart Home Tech Helps Aging Home Owners

The idea of retirement conjures up images of spending time with grandkids, travel or dedicating time to your favorite hobbies. If you or your loved one plans to live in their current home, aging-in-place modifications and smart home technology can increase comfort and safety.