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.

Don’t Try this at Home: DIY Mistakes to Avoid

Spring is around the corner, so you might be motivated to tackle a household project that you’ve been avoiding all winter long. If you’re preparing to take on a bigger project, you may want to take an honest assessment of what you can accomplish or if you should hire a professional remodeler. Before you dive into your next DIY project, consider the following.

Color Trends for Your Home in 2020

​From eye-catching bright, bold hues to cool tones to convey a contemporary look, color is the cornerstone of home design. Each year, the leading paint manufacturers announce their most inspiring color and color palettes of the year.

Prep Your Home for Spring Selling Season

Showing your home to prospective buyers is more than just opening the front door. Carefully staging your home to sell, so buyers can see themselves living in your home will help you unload your property quickly.

Top Reasons to Embrace an Education in the Trades

If you know a student that is seeking a path that will lead to personal fulfillment, a career and technical education (CTE) track can reap many benefits. February is Careers and Technical Education Month, which shines a spotlight on the many different educational opportunities for high school students, college students and adults.

Avoid These First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Buying your first home can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Use this brief guide to helping you avoid mistakes while buying your first home.

Best in Class Benefits for Best in Class Employees

Washington State continues to set the standard for affordable and comprehensive health care through association health plans. These plans group businesses in similar industries together. By leveraging the buying power of all participating companies, employers are often able to save significant money on their health insurance costs.

New Year, New Floors for Your Home

One way to liven up your living space is to replace your floors. Cost, durability, moisture and maintenance are other important factors to consider when purchasing new floors for your home. To help you evaluate what works best for your home, here are some popular floor options among home owners.

Preparing to Buy a Home in 2020

For most people, a home is the biggest purchase in their lifetime. If you’re ready and willing to become a home owner this year, the following tips can help you confidently purchase the best home for you.

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to start planning for home projects. Maintenance projects are a great way to keep your space comfortable, functional and possibly add value to your home. Here are a few new year’s resolutions for your home.

Winners Announced for 2019 Member Recognition Awards

Master Builders Association of Pierce County held its annual President's Gala and Member Recognition Awards on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at Historic 1625 Tacoma Place. Not only does the event celebrate the installation of 2020 board members and leadership, it also recognizes outstanding members.

Q4 Development Officials Forum Recap

On Friday, December 6th, Bonney Lake hosted the fourth quarter Development Officials Forum. Read about the meeting here.

Rick Hjelm, Phase II General Contractor Inc to Earn New Certified Builder Designation

Rick Hjelm, Phase II General Contractor Inc recently completed all the requirements and earned the BIAW Certified ...

Fall 2019 Membership Drive

Without the help of our members recruiting members, we wouldn't be the association we are today. We have some incredible incentives for our Membership Drive this year! This year's incentives include a trip to Vegas. Check out the current standings.

Gig Harbor Struggling to Find a Legal Way to Increase Minimum Lot Sizes

In the midst of an affordable housing crisis where Pierce County finds itself short of 10,000 units, Gig Harbor City Council is devising ways to decrease density.

Master Builders Association of Pierce County and MBAPC Affordable Housing Council 2019 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 2019 Primary Endorsements here.

Five Ways to Prepare Your Home Before a Freeze

While it may be easy to prepare your lifestyle for the winter months, as a home owner it is important not to neglect essential pre-winter home maintenance. To keep you and your home safe and ready for cold temperatures, consider taking the following steps.

Combating Job Site Theft? Join MBA’s Site Theft Prevention Program

Master Builders Association of Pierce County has partnered with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to prevent construction site theft in Pierce County.

Three Remodeling Projects to Reenergize Your Home

Remodeling your home can payoff in personal enjoyment and comfort and improve the value of your home. A professional remodeler can provide guidance on home improvement projects that will increase your homes resell value.

Kitchen Design Trends in 2019

Kitchens are the focal point of any home. From cooking to catching up with family and friends, this room is at the center of attention. If you are interested in adding some pizazz to your current cooking space, here are a few top trends in kitchen design this year.

Top Home Features Millennials Want

Millennials, those born in 1980 or later, are one of the most talked about and analyzed generations. Like other age groups, millennials have several distinguishable home feature preferences, according to a recent analysis from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Tacoma YouthBuild is Seeking Construction Industry Partners

Tacoma YouthBuild is recognized as a formal Construction Pre Apprenticeship Program that serves young people ages 18 – 24. Students have the opportunity to learn job skills in the construction trades to begin earning living wage jobs upon graduation.

Zeiger to run for Pierce County Council

State Senator Hans Zeiger announces he will run for the Pierce County Council in 2020.

Open for Nominations! 2019 Member Recognition Awards

Master Builders Association of Pierce County is seeking nominees for its annual member recognition award categories. Each year, award winners are presented at the President's Gala in December. Deadline to nominate is September 27th, 2019.